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Lewis Gartley BALFOUR
Eliza __?__
Lucy Boyle SMITH
Husband:  Lewis / Louis Gartley BALFOUR
Birth:  Jan 1842, Madison Co., MS
Death:  28 Apr 1919, New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA
Occupation:  planter, clerk
Father:  William Lovett BALFOUR
Mother:  Elizabeth Davis GARTLEY
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Eliza __?__
Birth:  1850/1, LA
Death:  by 1873
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  21 Oct 1873, West Feliciana Par., LA
Wife-2:  Lucy Boyle SMITH
Birth:  22 Apr 1848, West Feliciana Par., LA
Death:  Dec 1917, New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Joseph Davis SMITH
Mother:  Marie Coralie GUILBERT
Children with Eliza presumably born in Carroll Par., LA:
1.  Ida M. BALFOUR, b. 1866/7 or Dec 1868
2.  Louis Gartley BALFOUR, Jr., b. 1869; d. bef. Jun 1879
Children with Lucy Boyle SMITH born in LA:
3.  Mary BALFOUR, b. 1874; died young
4.  (Child) BALFOUR, b. ca. 1876; died young
5.  Lulu Beauvais / Louise BALFOUR, b. Oct 1878
6.  Louis Gartley BALFOUR, Jr., b. Jun 1879; d. 12 Mar 1920, New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA
7.  (Child) BALFOUR, b. aft. 1880; died young
8.  (Child) BALFOUR, b. aft. 1880; died young
9.  (Child) BALFOUR, b. aft. 1880; died young
Niece-in-law:
.  Minnie D. STIRLING, b. Jul 1879, LA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Louisiana, Mississippi

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Louis Gartley BALFOUR
Marriage: 1873, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi
Lucy Boyle SMITH
Father: Joseph Davis SMITH; Mother: Marie GINBERT
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Lewis BALFOUR (æ 7, b. MS) is living in Madison Co., MS, with his parents (q.v.).  Lucy B. SMITH (æ 2, b. LA) is living in West Feliciana Par., LA, with her parents (q.v.).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Lewis G. BALFOUR (æ 17, b. MS, now orphaned) is living in Harrison Co., MS, with his married sister, Mary J. (BALFOUR) BLACKMANC. B. SMITH (æ 12, F, b. LA) is living in West Feliciana Par., LA, with her parents (q.v.).

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 4):  Lake Providence P.O., Arlington Plantation (Ward 2), Carroll Par., LA, Roll M593_509, p. 211A, PN 63, 760/760,  enumerated 21 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Balfour L G 27 M W Planter 20,000 2500 Mississippi
   "    Eliza 19 F W K House     Louisiana
   "    Ida May  3 F W at Home     "
   "    Luy? Jr 1 1/2 M W "   "      "
Hight M E 35 M W Domestic Svt     Germany
Stinger Clara 28 F B  "      "     Louisiana

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #40 of 41):  Bunches Bend, East Carroll Par., LA, Roll 453, p. 633D, PN 40, SD 3, ED 31, enumerated __ Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 24 25 26
406 427 Balfour L G W M 35     /   Planter MS MS MS
    _______ L B W F 25 Wife   /   House Keep LA LA LA
    _______ Ida M W F 12 Dau         LA MS LA
    _______ L G W M 10 Son         LA MS LA
    _______ Mary W F  6 Dau         " " "
    _______ Lu W F  4 Dau         " " "
    _______ Louie W M  1 Son         " " "
    Smith J D W M 21   /     Planter LA LA LA
    Brophy Pat W M 35       / Carpenter IRL IRL IRL
    Harris Ch??y B F 80 Servant     / Servant VA VA VA
    Douglas Mary Mu F 23       / Servant LA LA LA
J.D. must be Lucy's brother, Jefferson Davis SMITH.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 28):  2309 Baronne Street, New Orleans (Ward 10), 9th Pct., Orleans Parish, LA, Roll 574, p. 314A, SN 13, SD 1, ED 103, enumerated 11 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
* 2309 257 275 Balfour Louis Head W M Jan 1842 58 M 26     MS NC MS Clerk 10   Y Y Y R H
      _______ Lucy B Wife W F Apr 1859 41 M 26 7 3 LA LA LA       Y Y Y    
      _______ Ida M Daughter W F Dec 1868 31 S       LA MS LA Stenographer 0   Y Y Y    
      _______ Lulu B Daughter W F Oct 1878 21 S       LA MS LA Stenographer 7   Y Y Y    
      _______ Gartley Son W M Jun 1879 20 S       LA MS LA Clerk Dry goods 0   Y Y Y    
      Stirling Minnie D Niece-in-law W F Jul 1879 20 S       LA LA LA Student   8 Y Y Y    
*Baronne Street
Lucy is fibbing about her age, big time.

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 32):  3320 Chestnut St., New Orleans (Ward 12, Pct. 4), Orleans Par., LA, Roll T624_524, p. 86B, SN 2B, SD 1, ED 194, enumerated 15/16 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 28
* 3320 46 48 Balfour Louis G Head M W 68 M2 36     MS NC MS Eng None     Y Y H
      _______ Lucy Wife F W 60 M1 36 10 2 LA LA LA Eng None     Y Y  
      _______ Gartley Son M W 29 S       LA MS LA Eng Traveling Salesman Dry Goods W Y Y  
      _______ Louise Dau F W 28 S       LA MS LA Eng None     Y Y  
*Chestnut St

9.  New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949 (online at Ancetry.com):
Name: Louis Gartley Balfour Lucy Smith Balfour Gartley Balfour
Gender: M   M
Age: 77 66 39
Death Date: 28 Apr 1919 Dec 1917 12 Mar 1920

10.  Kirk Bentley Barb.  1971.  "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis."  Appendix III, pp. 488-508 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840.  Haskell M. Monroe, Jr., and James T. McIntosh, eds.  Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.  [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]  Note that Barb wrote his manuscript in 1935, when many of these individuals were still alive.

11.  Haskell M. Monroe., Jr. & James T. McIntosh, eds.  1971.  "Genealogy of the Davis Family."  Appendix IV, pp. 505-529 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840.  Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.  [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]

12.  Ernesto Caldeira.  1983.  "Davis Family Genealogy."  Appendix II, pp. 402-416 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 4, 1849-1852.  Linda Lasswell Christ, Mary Seaton Dix, and Richard E. Beringer, eds.  Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.

13.  Genealogy of the Davis Family at Rice University.

14.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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