Bamon T. Blake, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller 

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 Bamon T. Blake          Lafourche Parish, Louisiana 
   Bamon T. Blake, a rising young attorney of Thibodaux, La., owes his
nativity to Terre Bonne parish, that state, his birth occurring in 1858.
His parents, Hon. Eugene William and Cecelia (Thibodaux) Blake, were
natives also of Louisiana, the father born in Iberville, and the mother
in Terre Bonne parish.  The former was a prominent attorney, practicing
the early part of his days in his native parish and the balance of the
time here.  He was a member of the legislature from Iberville parish,
and was one of the circuit judges, holding that position for about eight
years.  His death occurred on January 2, 1890.  He was one of the oldest
attorneys of the parish, and was the first student ever graduated from
the University of Louisiana (now Tulane university), in 1848.  He was a
democrat in politics, and was a very prominent and influential citizen.
He served in the confederate army during the war and was with the St.
Mary Cannoneers.  He was a member of the Catholic church.  Mrs. Blake is
still living.  His grandfather, William Blake, was a native of County
Galway, Ireland, but immigrated to the United States at an early date,
and located in Iberville parish.  He married a Miss Dupuy.  His maternal
great-grandfather, Gov. Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, was born in New York
but made his home in Louisiana, where he followed the occupation of a
planter.  He was the founder of the town of Thibodaux, and it was named
after him.  His wife was Brigitte Belanger, who was the granddaughter of
Jacques Cartier, the great French navigator and discoverer of Canada.
Bamon T. Blake was educated at Georgetown, D. C., and finished his
education at Spring Hill, Ala.  He subsequently studied law under his
father, and still later attended Tulane university, being admitted to
the bar in 1882.  He and his mother are members of the Roman Catholic
church.
 
 From Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, volume 2, p.
295. 
Submitted by Mike Miller
 


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