The James Hoard McManus Family:Information about Lucretia Burr Way
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Lucretia Burr Way (b. February 26, 1859, d. November 21, 1943)Lucretia Burr Way (daughter of Augustus Thedore Way and Amanda Caston Boatner) was born February 26, 1859 in Bayou Lettsworth, Pointe Coupee Pr, LA, and died November 21, 1943 in Baton Rouge, LA.She married James Hoard McManus on June 19, 1884 in Pointe Coupee Pr, New Roads, LA, son of Thomas Hugh McManus and Johanna Wild Tritt.
Notes for Lucretia Burr Way:
Source: Family Bible - John O.W. Way
News clipping Nov 25, 1943
Application for DAR by Laura McManus lists death as Nov. 22, 1942
Letter Written by Lucretia B. Way
I, Lucretia B. Way, widow of James Hoard McManus and the daughter of
Augustus T. Way, who inlisted his services in the Confederate Army in 1861 and
was constantly in the Army until April 1865, when he was honorably discharged
in North Louisiana. When he enterd the service he joined Colonel "Dick" Boon
Battery, saw services with him until the siege of Port Hudson, Captain Bennett
took comand of the bating, joining General Dick Taylor and went on up to North
Louisiana to try and keep the Federals out of Texas. The first battle was
fought at Yellow Bayou, then after that on april 8th the Battle of Mansfield,
which was such a decided success for the Confederates this turned the Federals
back to the Mississippi Campaign. The Confederates were commanded by General
Taylor and the Federal commanded by Gerneral Banks. During the siege of Prt
Judson the commanding General asked for 50 chosen men to volenteer to board the
Federal Gunboat Indianola. My father, Augustus Way was one of the chosen men
who captured and boarded the Indianola. I was a little girl at that time but I
remember well the hardships of those days after the fall of Port Hudson. We
lived on Bayou Lettesworth in Pointi Coupee Parish and was in the path of the
Federal marches, homes was burned and all property was distroyed after on of
their raids. I remember well we were left without food, I, as a child, lived
days and days on corn bread and milk, could not keep potatoes, they took those
from us. After the was then theronconstruction days came on and I just dont
have to tell of the horrors of that time until 1874, while we were under the
Carpetbag rule. 15 years of my life was spent in the times I have written of in
this letter. I am now 81 years old, without income, so I would appreciate a
Lucretia B. Way McManus
More About Lucretia Burr Way:
Burial: Magnolia Cem, Baton Rouge, LA.
Christening: ,Pointe Coupee Pr, LA.
More About Lucretia Burr Way and James Hoard McManus:
Marriage: June 19, 1884, Pointe Coupee Pr, New Roads, LA.
Children of Lucretia Burr Way and James Hoard McManus are:
- Eola Theodosia McManus, b. March 28, 1885, Innis, LA, d. April 07, 1979, Baton Rouge, LA.
- James Hoard McManus, b. October 06, 1887, Innis, Pointe Coupe Pr., LA, d. August 03, 1971, Baton Rouge, LA.
- +Laura Lillie McManus, b. April 29, 1890, Williamsport, Point Coupee PR, LA, d. January 18, 1967, Baton Rouge, LA.