Arthur F. Simon

Capt.,Co. K.


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Simon, Arthur F., Capt., Co. K.

...At this point in time, we are still searching for an image of Capt. Arthur F. Simon and we hope to add one in the forseeable future. Should any of his decendants have a photo of him, and would gratiously care to place a copy of his photo at this web site...this researcher would be grateful.

Arthur F. Simon

Capt, Co. K.

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~ Military Record ~

Simon, A. F., Capt., Co. K., Cons. 18th Regt. and Yellow Jacket Battn La. Inf. Roll Jan. andFeb., 1864 (only Roll on file), En. March 17, 1862, St. Martin. Remarks: Absent with leave thirty days' furlough from Feb. 24 to March 25.

~ Biography ~

JUDGE ARTHUR SIMON, OPELOUSAS...Judge Simon, a successful planter, resides on his plantation about four miles southwest of Opelousas. He was born in New Orleans on the 15th March, 1841, and is one of a family of ten children born to Edward and Eugenie (Zerban) Simon. Edward Simon is a native of Belgium and came to America at the age of eighteen years. His wife is a native of St. Martin's parish, Louisiana and descendant of the old Fuselier family.

Edward Simon was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana under the administration of Governor Roman, from 1841 to 1849. He died in 1867 at St. Martinsville, Louisiana, his wife surviving him until 1880. All of the Simon family are Catholics.

The subject of our sketch received most of his education at the Louisiana College (the old Jefferson) in St. James parish, and graduated at what is now known as the Tulane University of Louisiana. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate States service and was made a Lieutenant in the Yellow Jacket Battalion commanded by Colonel Fournet, which was afterward consolidated with the Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry. In 1864 he was promoted to
the rank of major. He was in many of the active engagements in which his regiment participated, and was with General Kirby Smith at the time of the surrender.

After the war he determined to study law, but, after pursuing his studies a short time was forced to abandon it and take charge of his father's sugar plantation in St. Mary parish. In 1874 he removed to St. Landry parish, where he was married, in 1865, to Miss Marie Dejean. To them have been born five children, one son and four daughters: Rita, wife of E. V. Barry, of Grand Coteau, Louisiana Lelia Mary, Sidonie and Leopold. Mrs. Simon died in 1879. Judge Simon subsequently married Miss Mathilda Dejean, sister of his first wife.

Judge Simon was admitted to the bar before the Supreme Court at Opelousas in 1876. He practised law until 1888 in Opelousas, where for four years he was justice of the peace. Since that time he has given his entire attention to the operation of his plantation, which is one of about three hundred acres, highly improved and of unsurpassed fertility.

Information reprinted from:
Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical
by William Henry Perrin
Published in 1891 by L. Graham & Sons, Printers,
99, 101, 103 Gravier St. New Orleans, La.
pp. 78


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