Stephen William Bourquin family genealogy materials and cased photograph
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Stephen William Bourquin family genealogy materials and cased photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Edmondson, Stephen W.
Title: Stephen William Bourquin family genealogy materials and cased photograph
Dates: 1860s-2008
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (2 folders, 1 envelope)
Identification: MS 1812

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen William Bourquin was born on 21 February 1828 in Chatham County, Georgia, to Edward Josiah Bourquin and Mary Clancy Bourquin. Several of Bourquin's siblings died in childhood from epidemic diseases and his brother Edward died in 1848 leaving a wife and children. By 1850, the census shows only Henry A Bourquin and Stephen W. Bourquin as the surviving children.

Bourquin graduated from Savannah Medical College in 1859 and joined the 25th Georgia Infantry, Company H (Telfair Irish Grays) on 2 August 1861. He served as a Lieutenant of the company as was stationed at Camp Mercer on Tybee Island, Camp Young, and Causton Bluff near Savannah. He resigned his commission on 22 July 1863 after becoming ill from a chronic intestinal infection.

He married Frances Louisa Pace on 31 May 1869 when he was 41. In 1870, he moved with his wife and son, Edward, to Brooks County, Georgia, where he practiced medicine and farmed until his death on 12 April 1902

Excerpted from a biography of Dr. Stephen William Bourquin by Stephen W. Edmondson, M.D. which is included in this collection.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one cased photograph of Dr. Stephen William Bourquin (1828-1902) and an enhanced high-quality print of the cased photograph. Other photographs included a print of a David Francis Bourquin (d. 1824) portrait and images of Holliday/Halliday gravestones. Also included is a biography on Stephen William Bourquin and a Bourquin family genealogy. Both documents were authored by the collection donor, Stephen W. Edmondson.

Index Terms

Bourquin family.
Bourquin, David Francis, 1759-1825.
Bourquin, Stephen William, 1828-1902.
Cased photographs.
Genealogies (histories)

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Access Restrictions

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