Alexandre L. Durio

Corpl., Pvt., Co. B.


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Alexandre L. Durio, Corpl., Pvt.

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Alexandre L. Durio

Corpl., Pvt., Co. B.


~ Military Record ~

Durio, Alexandre L., Corpl., Pvt. Co. B.,18th La. Infty. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on Rolls to Dec., 1861. Jan. and Feb., 1862, Absent, sick at Corinth. Rolls, May, 1862, to Feb., 1862, to Feb., 1863, state Present. The name A. Durio appears as 3rd Lt. on Roll Co. A., Consolidated 18th La. Infty. for Jan. and Feb., 1864, (only Roll on file), Present.

~ Biography ~

ALEAXNDER L. DURIO, CARENCRO...Alexandre L. Durio, planter, living in the sixth ward, is a native of Louisiana, born in St. Martin parish, October 30, 1836. He is the son of Alexandre and Adeline (Chautin) Durio both natives of Louisiana. Mexandre Durio, Sr., was a planter. He married in St. Martin parish and became the father of seven children, four sons and three daughters, of whom four are now living, our subject being the oldest son. Mr. Durio was justice of the peace of St. Martin parish for a number of years. He died in 1841. His wife died in 1839. They were both members 3f the Catholic church.

The subject of this sketch was married in St. Martin parish, 1859, to Miss Azelie David, a native of Louisiana. They became the parents of nine children, six sons and three daughters, all of whom are now living. Mrs. Durio died in 1884. She was a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Durio married again, in 1889, Miss Aurelia Guidry.

Mr. Durio was a soldier in the Confederate States service, having, in 1861, enlisted in Company B, Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment, of which he was first lieutenant. He was in the battles of Shiloh and Mansfield and numerous skirmishes. After the war he returned home and was engaged in merchandising at Arnaudville, Louisiana, from 1866 to 1889, when he sold out his store, and now gives his attention to farming and dealing in live stock. Mr. Durio has been prominent in politics for many years. While a resident of St. Landry parish he represented the parish in the House of Representatives. He keeps himself well informed on the issues of the day. He owns two hundred and eighty acres of land, one hundred of which he cultivates principally in corn, cotton and sweet potatoes. His plantation is located near Carencro Bayou, has a fine dwelling upon it, and is well improved generally.

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. 220

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