★★★ Bush, Louis Jean

Louis Jean Bush

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Born: December 20, 1820

Birthplace: Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Father: Ruben Joseph Bush 1798 – 1842

Mother: Mary L. Brasset 1803 – 1844

1st​ Wife: Josephine Gueno 1826 – 1846

2nd​ Wife: Celeste Grisham 1832 – 1870

Children:

Louisa Ludivine Bush 1844 – 1868​
Reuben Gresham Bush 1853 – 1912​
Louis Bush 1853 – 1855​
Josephine Celeste Bush Janvier 1862 – 1899​
Henry Garland Bush 1866 – 1911​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Thibodeaux, Louisiana​
Court Clerk in Thibodeaux, Louisiana​
Deputy Sheriff in Thibodeaux, Louisiana​
1845 – 1861: Louisiana State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Louisiana State Secession Convention​
1861: Captain of La Fourche Creoles​
1861 – 1862: Major of 18th​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 18th​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Assistant Adjutant General to General Mouton​
1864: Colonel of 7th​ Louisiana Cavalry Regiment​
1864: Colonel & Chief Justice Military Court Trans Mississippi Dept.​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Thibodeaux, Louisiana​
Sugar Merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana​
President of New Orleans Board of Trade​
1876 – 1878: Louisiana State Representative​
1877 – 1878: Speaker of Louisiana State House of Representatives​

Died: August 10, 1892

Place of Death: Palmyra, Wisconsin

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Burial Place: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
 
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