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Joseph BOSARGE

Male 1733 - Abt 1794  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Joseph BOSARGE 
    Born Feb 1733  Poitiers, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Beausage, Bouzage 
    Died Abt 1794  Bayou La Batre, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bayou La Batre, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • no headstone
    Notes 
    • Among the 112 French inhabitants of the Mobile district in 1764 who took the Oaths of Allegiance and Fidelity to his British Majesty, King George III after British took possession of Mobile.

      Lived with family on Deer Island, Mississippi, in 1766; then moved to Mobile by 1770. In 1772, a hurricane hit Mobile, flooding all the houses with several feet of water.

      In 1774, received gift of property from brother-in-law, Louis Mazurier. It was almost 2 acres on the east side of the Tensa River at the Bluff.

      After Galvez captured Mobile, Bosarge was among 67 Frenchmen who took oath of allegiance to the Spanish King Charles III in 1780.

      Moved family to Bayou LaBatre in 1786. Some say he was the original settler or Bayou La Batre.

      In 1786 the Spanish governor of Louisiana made a land grant of Bayou la Batre, on the Alabama Gulf Coast, to Joseph Bosarge “for the purpose of fishing and planting corn and… to conceal his misery and the poverty of his family from the world”.
    Person ID I1263  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2012 

    Father Jean Baptiste BOSARGE,   b. Abt 1720, Poitiers, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jeanne TOUCHE 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Louise BAUDREAU, dit Graveline,   b. 13 Jan 1741, Pascagoula, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1806, Bayou la Batre, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1762 
    Children 
    +1. Marie Margaret BOSARGE
     2. Marie Euphrosine BOSARGE,   b. 8 Jan 1764
     3. Marie Euphrosine BOSARGE,   b. Aft 1764
    +4. Jean Baptiste BOSARGE,   b. 31 May 1766, Deer Island, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1837, Bayou La Batre, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Genevieve BOSARGE,   b. Abt 1770, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Marianne BOSARGE,   b. 1773, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842  (Age 69 years)
     7. Augustina BOSARGE,   b. 1780
    +8. Catherine BOSARGE,   b. 17 Aug 1780, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart