AN Addition is to be built on one Side of the Brick Church in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, 30 by 25 Feet in the Clear, with a Brick Wall round the Church Yard, 5 Feet high; the said Work is to be completed in June 1854. All Persons inclinable to undertake the said Work are desired to meet the Gentlemen of the Vestry at the said Church, on Thursday the 30th of November next.
Alexander Bolling,} Church-wardens.
N. B. There will be nearly 100 __? paid down, the Undertaker giving Bond and Security for the Performance of the Work.
from "The Virginia Gazette," Richmond, Va., October 27, 1752 issue, front page, c. 2
FOUR hundred and fourteen acres of Land, in Dinwiddie county, about 20 miles from Petersburg, exceeding good for tobacco and wheat. The _____? may be known by applying to the subscriber, in Prince George county.
2? JAMES BOISSEAU.
N. B. If any person applies soon, I propose to sell very cheap.
from "The Virginia Gazette," Richmond, Va., June 21, 1770 issue, p. 3, c. 2
PETERSBURG , Va., Aug. 11.
A duel was fought on Wednesday last, near the brick church in Blandford, by Mr. Robert
C. Adams and James B. Boisseau, of this town, which unhappily terminated on the death of
both! The distance taken by combatants was nine feet--the first fire proved ineffectual;
but at the second Mr. Boisseau received his antagonist's ball in th eright breast and fell lifeless. Mr. Adams received the ball of Mr. Boisseau in the right side a little below the false ribs, and survived about two hours. Of the nature of the quarrel which gave rise to this fatal meeting, we are not informed. Thus at the shrink of the mistaken honour, have thos eyoung gentlemen sacrificed themselves.
from "Genius of Liberty," Petersburg, Va., August 22, 1820 issue, p. 2
FARM FOR SALE--On which I reside, in the county of Dinwiddie, six miles from the city of Petersburg, and on the Petersburg and plank road, containing 614 1/2 acres, 180 arable and considerably improved by the use of manures. The improvements consist of a dwelling, nearly new with seven rooms, four large passages, three porticos, and convenient closets; a good kitchen, smoke house, hen-house, granery, rat proof corn house, and a barn forty by sixty, eighteen feet pitch, capable of stabling ten head of horses, fourteen cows, and room sufficient for fifteen hundred bushels of wheat in the straw; passage running through the centre fourteen feet wide, amply sufficient to shelter all the wagons, carts, and farming implements necessary for the farm; an excellent well of water in the yard; a productive garden well enclosed, and a young and thrifty peach orchard, all of which are grafted trees. Any one wishing to purchase such porperty, would consult their interest to examine said farm, before purchasing elsewhere, as it is seldom such an opprtunity is offered. the subscribe such an opportuniy is offered. The subscriber will take great pleasure in showing the premises to any one wishing to purchase.
JAMES B. VAUGHAN
from "The Daily South-Side Democrat," Petersburg, Va., Wednesday, April 12, 1854 issue, p. 1, c. 4
On Tuesday evening, the 11th instant, by the Rev. John Kerr, WILLIAM PATRICK BOISSEAU, Esq., of Chesterfield, and Miss MARY ELIZA, daughter of John Fitzgerald, Esq.,Nottoway.
from "The Daily South-Side Democrat" Petersburg, Va., Friday, April 14, 1854 issue, p. 2, c. 3
At Weldon on Tuesday, the 12th of June by Justice Campbell, Mr. THOS. H. BOISSEAU to Miss LAVINIA STELL, all of Dinwiddie County, Va.
from the "South Side Democrat," Petersburg, Va., Thursday Morning, June 14, 1855 issue
John P. BOISSEAU,
Formerly of the House of
WHITE, McKENNEY & CO.,
LUBLIN & STINER,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
BOOTS, SHOES, LEATHERS & FINDINGS,
HATS AND CAPS,
61 1-2 Sycamore Street,
au21-1m PETERSBURG, VA.
from the "Daily Index," Petersburg, Va., August 25, 1865 issue
an advertisement that ran several days at least once as
J. P. Boisseau rather than John
HACKS, BUGGIES AND HORSES
I have this day purchased from Robert Clarke, one of his STABLES, situated at the corner of Second and Lombard streets, and the
Hacks, Buggies and Harness,
connected with the same, where I will be pleased to furnish them at the shortest notice, and at the LOWEST PRICES.
I shall keep in my employment none but reliable and experienced Drivers. My motto shall be to
to my customers.
ja13-3t ADRIAN J. BOISSEAU.
from "The from the "Daily Index," Petersburg, Va., Wednesday, January 15, 1868 issue,
in the form of an advertisement
SUDDEN AND DANGEROUS ILLNESS OF JUDGE BOISSEAU.-
Judge James Boisseau of Dinwiddie county, was taken suddenly ill at Jarratt's Hotel night before last, after the adjournment of the Farmer's
Convention, of which he is a member. The attack, we understand, is of an asthmatic character, and he was so greatly prostrated by it, that serious apprehensions were felt that he would not live through the day yesterday. His family was sent for early yesterday morning. We were
pleased to learn last night that he was easier, and his condition more favorable.
from "The Petersburg Index," Petersburg, Va., November 29, 1872 issue
note: Judge James Boisseau did pass away on November 29, 1872
Captain R. H. Boisseau, of Dinwiddie county, died at his residence at Ford's Depot, Virginia, last Sunday night. He was a member of the Dinwiddie Cavalry during the war
and was a gallant soldier.
from the "Alexandria Gazette," February 1, 1876 issue, p. 3
Leveled Buildings and Ruined Crops
PETERSBURG, Va., June 2.-The storm which wrought such destruction in Dinwiddie county on Saturday night was very destructive at Ford's Depot, on the Norfolk and Western Railroad, about twenty miles from Petersburg. The roof of the handsome residence of Mr. Charles Hamlin was carried way. Mr. Hamlin, his wife and six children, who were in the house at the time, narrowly escaped with their lives. One of the children was painfully injured by a piece of falling timber. Messrs. Jeff Boisseau, R. P. Boisseau, L. E. Coleman, John Ragsdale, and John Varden, all prominent citizens of the county had all of their outhouses leveled to the ground. The storm played havoc with all growing crops.
from "The Washington Post," Washington, D. C., Tuesday, June 3, 1890 issue, p.1
A RESIDENCE IN DINWIDDIE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
PETERSBURG, Va., January 8.--The residence of Mr. James H. Boisseau, in Dinwiddie county, about fourteen miles from Petersburg, and six miles from the county court-house, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday. The family were enabled to save some of their furniture, but lost the crop of peanuts of last year, which was stored in some of the vacant rooms, and other of their personal effects. The fire was accidental, and obtained such rapid headway that all attempts to subdue it were futile. There was no insurance on the property, and the loss, therefore, falls very heavy on the family.
from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Saturday, January 9, 1897 issue, p.3
On Wednesday, a forest fire burned over 250 acres of land in Dinwiddie county, near Bain's siding, belonging to O. J. Boisseau and A. E. Richardson, destroying a vast amount of valuable standing timber.
from the "Alexandria Gazette & Public Advertiser," Alexandria, Va., Friday Evening, September 14, 1900 issue, p. 2, c. 4
BIG DANCE AT DINWIDDIE.
How the Young People Observed Easter Monday.
DEWITT, VA., April 2.(Special.) There was a grand Easter ball, given Monday evening in the Masonic Temple at Dinwiddie Courthouse. It was well attended and enjoyed by all present. Music was furnished by a band from Petersburg.
Among those present were: Misses Otelia Butterworth, Maud Baird, Schank and Pattie and Pearl Edmunds, of Petersburg; Dixie Tucker, Anna Earner, Alma and Laura Harris: Evelyn, Vivian, and Mary Boisseu[sic]; Emily Baskerville, and Maud Sutherland of Dinwiddie. The gentlemen were: R. A. Thrift, of Richmond; W. K. Davis and Charles Thrift, of Petersburg; Dr. W. H. Lippitt, Richard Lewis, Knox and Cleveland Boisseau. Ben Butterworth. Robert Boisseau, John Batte, Banner Butterworth, A. E. Richardson, A. G. Butterworth. _______ Sutherland. W. J. Branch, and John Boisseau, of Dinwiddie.
The chaperons were: Mrs. W. J. Branch and Mrs. A. G. Butterworth.
from "The Richmond-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, April 3, 1902 issue, front page, c. 6
Danville, June 25.-The marriage of Miss Lilah, youngest daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Sublett, of Sublett's Spring, this city, to Mr. W. W. Boisseau, of Dinwiddie County, took place to-day. The ceremony was performed at Calvary M. E. Church by Rev. W. H. Atwill, the pastor. The rites were witnessed by many friends of the popular young couple. The bride and groom left for Richmond directly after the marriage.
from "The Washington Post," Washington, D. C., June 26, 1902 issue, p. 10
Richmond, Aug. 7--Miss Katherine Drewry, daughter of Mrs. Blanche and the late William Drewry, of this city, was married to-day to Mr. Sterling Boisseau, of Charleston, S. C. The ceremony took place at half past 10 at the residence of Mr. Marshall, on South Third street, and was extremely quiet, only about half a dozen guests witnessing the ceremony. The bride was gowned in a handsome traveling suit and carried a bouquet of Mme. Testout roses and maiden-hair ferns, and the impressive Episcopal service was read by Rev. Benjamin Dennis, rector of the Meade Memorial Church, Manchester. Mr. and Mrs. Boisseau left immediately after the ceremony for the North.
from "The Washington Post," Washington, D. C., Friday, August 8, 1902 issue, p. 10
Married on August 7, 1902, 1902, in Richmond, Va., by the Rev. Benjamin Dennis, of the Protestant Episcopal church, Miss Mary Katharine Drewry to Mr. Sterling Boisseau.
from "The Richmond Disptch," Richmond, Va., Monday, September 8, 1902 issue, p. 9, c. 3
EN ROUTE FROM MANILA.
Mr. Watson Boisseau Expected Here Before Christmas.
In a letter from Clarence Werner, now at Manila, the information comes that Watson Boisseau, formerly of this city, has been a soldier for some months, stationed at Manila as a member of Co. M, second infantry. Mr. Boisseau has been in poor health for some weeks and has been confined to the hospital. Under the order recently issued to reduce the strength of the army he has been selected as one of the men who will be sent back home and discharged as unfit for service.
Mr. Werner wrote that Mr. Boisseau would leave about Nov. 25and would probably reach this city in time to spend Christmas with his brothers and sisters.
from "The Richmond-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, December 18, 1902 issue, p. 2, c. 6
May 6.-Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Boisseau have issued invitations to the marriage a the Episcopal church May the twelfth, of their daughter Evelyn to Mr. Lynwood Baldian[sic], of Farmville, Va.
from "The Blackstone Courier," Blackstone, Va., Friday, May , 1903 issue. p. 6, under a Dinwiddie County column
Ceremony at Calvary Episcopal Church, in Dinwiddie County
DINWIDDIE, VA., May 13.-One of the prettiest and most fashionable marriages that has taken place in Dinwiddie county for some time was performed yesterday afternoon in Calvary Episcopal Church, by Rev. John Rideout, of Grace Church, Petersburg. Miss Evelyn Boisseau, becoming the bride of Mr. R. Linwood Baldwin. The bride is the daughter of Mr. J. W. Boisseau, of this county. The groom is a prominent young merchant of Farmville.
The bridesmaids were attired in white and blue shirred mousselines with chiffon sashes. The bride wore a beautiful costume of crepe de chine over taffeta, with long tulle veil caught with sprays of lilly of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of the same.
Mrs. W. J. Branch, sister of the bride, was dame of honor and wore white silk, trimmed with point lace and carried carnations. Mr. A. E. Richardson was master of ceremonies. Little Miss Lucile Cousins, of Petersburg, in a dainty dress of organdie and ribbon, carried the ring ion a silver waiter. The bridal party entered in the following order; Messrs. John Pickerel and John Beck, Messrs. T. Montague Netherland and Joel Hillsman, Miss Roan Friend, of Petersburg. Mr. Darnall, of Bluefield, Miss Laura Harris and Annie Gilliam Smith, Messrs. Eugene Blanton, of Richmond, and Mr. Harris, of Farmville; Miss Pearl Edmunds, of Petersburg, Mr. Dorsey Davis, Misses Ruby Bland Leigh, fo West Point, and Laura Baldwin, of Farmville; Messrs. A. M. Orgain, Jr., and James Boisseau, of Emporia; the dame of honor, Mrs. W. J. Branch, Little Miss Cousins, the ring bearer, lastly the bride, leaning on the arm of Mr. Willard Boisseau, who gave her away. They were met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. Juan Baldwin; of Petersburg. The church was beautifully decorated with palms and cut flowers and soft lights shed their glow on a beautiful scene. An elegant luncheon was served at the residence of the bride. After the marriage the happy couple left on the north-bound through train on the S. A. L. for and extended trip North, and in the future will reside in Farmville.
The following are some of those present from a distance; Mrs. Edgar Tracy Hines, of Lynchburg; H. B. Baldwin, of Richmond; Mrs. M. D. Cogbill, of Petersburg; Mrs. R. A. Baldwin, Miss Mary Baldwin and Mr. R. C. Gilliam, of Petersburg.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, May 14, 1903 issue
For the Legislature,
To the Voters of Dinwiddie County
I hereby announce myself a candidate fr the legislature in the coming fall election, subject to the action of the Democratic primary or nominating convention of Dinwiddie county. As a native of Dinwiddie county and a lifelong Democrat, I ask the support of my fellow citizens. Should I be honoed with the position, I pledge myself to do whatever i can to adance the interest of my country.
Dinwiddie C. H., May 5th 1903.
from "The Blackstone Courier," Blackstone, Va., Friday, June 12, 1903 issue, p. 5
To Celebrate Their Golden Wedding Tomorrow
Mr. and Mrs. Thos H. Boisseau will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary tomorrow. They will leave tomorrow morning for Dinwiddie courthouse where the interesting event will be celebrated at the home of their son, Mr. O. J. Boisseau, in the presence of a number of friends.
Thos. H. Boisseau(who is an old and highly esteemed Petersburger in the employ of Mr. M. R. Saal, the clothier) and Lavinia E. Stell were married in Weldon, N. C., on the 13th day of June, 1855, in the presence of the following friends; Miss Lelia Orgain, Miss Jane Park Boisseau, Mr. John G. Orgain, Mr. C. L. Vaughan and Mr. Peter H. Scott, the latter a nephew of Gen. Wingfield[sic] Scott.
The following children are the issue of that marriage: Ro. Shadrack Boisseau, of Los Angeles; Roger Pryor Boisseau, who was accidentally in Philadelphia; Obediah Jennings Boisseau, of Dinwiddie; Thos. McLaws Boisseau, of Marmora, Va.; Mrs. Maachah Pattello, of this city; Truman Garnett Boisseau, of Philadelphia; Hugh Mercer Boisseau, of Annapolis; Mrs. Ruth Gibson O'Brien, of Philadelphia, and Miss Cora Temple Boisseau, who died at school when 17 years of age.
The Progress extends its congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Boisseau and wishes them many more years of health and happiness.
from "The Daily Progress," Petersburg, Va., Monday Afternoon, June 12, 1905 issue, front page, c. 4
MARSHALL-BRIDGFORRH.[should be Bridgeforth]
A Beautiful Church Ceremony.
BEAVER POND, June 20.-One of the most beautiful weddings ever witnessed in Amelia took place Wednesday, June 14th at 3 o'clock, at Tabernacle church when Miss Annie Robbie Bridgeforth became the bride of Mr. Richard Anderson Marshall. Rev. James Cannon Jr., assisted by Rev. Richard Ferguson officiating.
The floral decorations were very beautiful. The church was decorated with daisies, ferns and potted plants. Candles added their brilliant light to the scene.
The bride wore white over white taffeta and a long tulle veil and carried brides roses. The Bride was attended by her little cousin, Miss Anna Page Boisseau, who wore white organdy and carried a large bunch of white carnations. The groom entered on the arm of his best man Judge Stephen L. Farrar.
The Ushers were Messrs Geo. and Gordon Boisseau, Arthur Anderson and Robert Hite, Mrs. Randolph R. Jones of Newport News presided at the organ.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Marshall left for an extended northern tour. The bride is the attractive daughter of the late R. E. Bridgforth of Amelia, and has the best wishes of a host of friends in this county and other sections where she is equally beloved.
The groom is one of Amelia's most progressive young business men and is admired and esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
from "The Blackstone Courier," Blackstone, Va., Friday, June 23, 1905 issue, page 6, in the "Over In Amelia" section
Young Prince George Lady Becomes Bride of Petersburg Man.
PETERSBURG, VA., November 6.-A beautiful wedding took place in Gregory Memorial Church, Prince George county, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, when Miss Mary Wood Boisseau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Epps Boisseau, became the bride of Mr. Sidney Floyd Brown, a well known young Petersburg businessman. Palms, chrysanthemums and autumn leaves beneath the soft glow of many candles arranged with exquisite taste, formed a bower of beauty within the church, which presented a most attractive welcome to the lovely bride, who was attired in an elegant gown of white embroidered chiffon over taffeta, tulle veil caught with orange blossoms, wore a necklace of diamonds ad pearls, and carried Bride roses and violets. The bride was escorted to the chancel rail by her father, Miss Annie Johnson Boisseau, cousin of the bride, and maid of honor, wore a princess gown of white organdy with satin trimmings and carried chrysthemums, Mrs. N. A. Orr, of Charlotte, N. C., was matron of honor, the bridesmaids being Miss Helen Temple, of Prince George; Misses Urlina Stephenson, Louise Couch, Edith Burke, Virginia Hargrave and Mary Hargrave, all of this city. The bridesmaids were beautifully gowned in white French bastiste, with empire girdles and yellow chrysanthemums. Rev. Dr. C. Braxton Bryan, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Petersburg, performed the ceremony, Mr. Robert H. Booth, of Norfolk, was best man, and the following gentemen were ushers; Messrs. Richard W. Boisseau and George D. Boisseau, of Prince George, and Messrs. Otis Minetree and David Callender, of Petersburg.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, November 7, 1907 issue, p. 4, c. 4
BEAUTIFUL CHURCH MARRIAGE.
That of Miss Boisseau and Mr. Blanton at Tabernacle.
BEAVER POND, VA. June 26.-A beautiful marriage was celebrated today at Tabernacle Church, Amelia County, the contracting parties being Mr. Reuben L. Blanton and Miss Mary Anna Boisseau, the accomplished daughter of Mrs. Bettie Randolph Boisseau.
The church was tastefully decorated with evergreens, daisies and potted plants, while the soft light of wax candles rendered the scene most beautiful. Rev. F. O. Edwards performed the ceremony using the ring service. Messrs. F. E. Johnson and Claude Hardy acted as ushers.
To the strains of the wedding march from Miss Sue Powers of Forest Hill, the bridal party entered in the following order; Miss Courtney Taylor with Mr. P. B. Blanton, Miss Ruth Fowlkes with Mr. Willie Booth, Miss Nannie Hardy with Mr. Harvie Taylor, Miss Mary Wilson with Mr. Linwood Blanton, Miss Vincent[?]Hardy with Mr. Gordon Boisseau, Miss Anna Boisseau with Mr. Robert D. Hardy. The bridesmaid entered one aisle and the groomsmen the opposite one. Then came the bride accompanied by her maid of honor Miss Lizzie Yancey Blanton. Mr. George Edward Boisseau was best man.
The bride wore a handsome going-away-gown of champagne chiffon cloth with hat and gloves to match and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations. The maid of honor was gowned in white organdy and white sash, while the brides maids were white Persian Mull and pink sashes.
The wedding gifts were numerous and handsome, consisting of cut glass, silver and bric-a-brac.
Mr. and Mrs. Blanton left for the Exposition to spend their honeymoon and will be home to their friends after the 1st of July.
from "The Blackstone Courier," Blackstone, Va., Friday, July 5, 1907 issue, p. 10
Thomas H. Boisseau, a native of Dinwiddie, but now an esteemed citizen of Petersburg, will celebrate his seventy-third birthday on August 25. He was for many years a magistrate of the county and is the sole survivor of the old Magistrate's Court, the last session of which, on account of the war, was held on March 20, 1865, in Manson's Methodist Church, in that county.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, August 6, 1909 issue, p. 3, c. 4. Underneath a column of Petersburg news.
Quiet Home Marriage.
This evening at 6:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. George W. Goodwyn, grandmother of the bride, Miss Mary Goodwyn Gilliam and Mr. Holmes Boisseau were quietly married by Dr. C. B. Bryan, rector of Grace Episcopal Church. The Bride, who wore a gray traveling suit and carried American bauty[sic] roses, was attended by Miss Ruth Percivall in pink silk. Her flowers were pink roses. Robert Boisseau, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Boisseau left for a trip north.
from "The Times Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, November 3, 1909 issue, p. 3, c. 2
Condition Better To-Day.
The condition of Deputy Sheriff George E. Boisseau, of Prince George county, who was badly injured last evening by the kick of a mule, is regarded as better and favorable to-day at the hospital. Mr. Boisseau received an ugly scalp wound, and an examination to-day developed a pronounced fracture of the skull. There is, however, no internal bleeding, and he is thoroughly conscious.
E. H. Boisseau, a merchant of Commerce Street, charged with complicity in extensive thefts of cleaned peanuts, this morning waived examination in the Police Court and was sent on to the grand jury.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, February 3, 1911 issue, p. 5, c. 5. This was news under a Petersburg column.
Pretty Fall Wedding
One of the prettiest weddings of the fall was solemnized Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock when Miss Anna Page Boisseau, daughter of Mrs. Belle Coleman and the late Capers C. Boisseau, became the bride of Lem Camm Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Garrett, of Richmond, Rev. Thomas A. Smoot, D. D. of Centenary Methodist church, officiating. The ushers Richelieu Coleman Boisseau, brother of the bride, and Charlie Garrett, brother of the groom, preceded the bridal party down the stairway carrying wide white satin ribbons fastened with silver horseshoes to form an aisle. The bride descended the stairway to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, rendered by Foster Barnes, and entered the drawing-room with her brother, Dr. James Gordon Boisseau, who gave her away. She wore a modish traveling suit of midnight blue cloth, and a black picture hat trimmed in paradise feathers. Her flowers were a corsage bouquet of lillies of the valley and orchids.
Miss Virginia Thornton, of RoseHill, Nine Mile Road, was maid of honor and Misses Laurie Agnew, of Burkeville, and Alma Craddock, of Amelia, a cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids. Little Miss Winston Jeter, another cousin of the bride, carried the ring on a white satin cushion. the ring was the same with which the bride's mother, nee Miss Belle Coleman, was married, and was engraved with the dates if both weddings. Walter Scott Garrett was his brother's best man.
The maid of honor was gowned in white maline over pink charmeuse and wore a pink shepherdhess hat. She carried a pink tulle muff with streamers ofpink rosebuds. The bridesmaids wore white crepe-de-chine and carried pink tulle muffs. The ring bearer wore a dainty shepherdess frock of white net over white silk.
The whole lower floor was beautifully decorated in palms and Kilarney roses. The mantels were banked with smilax and pink candles in antique silver holders. The ceremony was performed before an improvised altar festooned with smilax and pink ribbons, from the center of which was suspended a large wedding bell. The lights were shaded with pink in the form of half open primroses. Professor Barnes rendered "Hearts and Flowers" very softly throughout the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett left immediately after the ceremony for an extended Northern tour, after which they will make their home in Richmond. Among the out-of-town guests present were Mrs. S. W. Burton, of New York, Mrs. R. A. Marshall and Miss Beck Allard, of Amelia.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, October 14, 1915 issue, p.7, c.1
Fire Does Big Damage
Petersburg, Va., April 27.-Fire last week burned over 316 acres of land in Dinwiddie County owned by O. J. Boisseau, destroying much valuable timber. The loss is estimated at $3,000. The fire is believed to have caught from burning stubble on a neighboring farm.
from "The Blackstone Courier," Blackstone, Va., Friday, April 23, 1916 issue, front page, c. 4
this would be Obediah Jennings Boisseau
Says Kansan Killed His Wife.
Larned, Kas., Feb. 19.-John H.? Boisseau, wealthy ranchman, was charged formally with first degree murder this afternoon in connection with the death of his wife Saturday. His bond was fixed at $20,000, but he did not obtain it and was locked in a cell.
Boisseau had been held but not charged formally, since his wife's body was found in their home Saturday afternoon by a daughter-in-law. Mrs. Boisseau died from a cerebral hemorrhage, the result of a blow on the back of the head. No weapon has been found. The officers said last night the state is going on the assumption Mrs. Boisseau was thrown against a door or the wall.
"I consider we have a strong circumstantial case," W. H. Vernon, Jr., county attorney, said last night.
The murder charge came as a surprise here, for it was believed no formal complaint would be placed against Boisseau until after an inquest. Boisseau is stocial[sic]. He has made no statement except to deny his guilt and has not yet engaged counsel. He did not make a determined effort even to give bond. The coroner's inquest will be held tomorrow morning.
from "The Chillicothe Constitution," Chillicothe, Missouri, Monday, February 19,1917 issue,
front page,c. 3 & 4.
Aug. 7.-Lieut. Gordon Boisseau, one of our Amelia boys is now in the big drive in France and he ad his company are putting up some good fight.
from "The Blackstone Courier," Blackstone, Va., under the Amelia County News column, Friday, August 9, 1918 issue, p. 4
Auto Crash Fatal to J. T. Harrison.
Petersburg, Va., June 14.-Joseph Thomas Harrison, 78 years old, of Prince George county, died in the Petersburg hospital last night from injuries received in an accident at Camp Lee. He was the son of Alexander and Mary Boisseau Harrison. Surviving are a sister, a daughter and a son. Mr. Harrison was traveling from Prince George to Petersburg by motor, when the driver of the car apparently lost control and the machine crashed into a telegraph pole. The impact hurled him against the side of the car, fracturing his skull.
from "The Washington Post," Washington, D. C., Sunday, June 15, 1924 issue
Holds City Post for 53 Years.
Special to the Washington Post.
Danville, Va., October 19.-The seventy-fourth birthday of City Sergt. P. H. Boisseau, which he celebrated on Thursday, has directed attention to the fact that he has been in office for 53 years, and is probably the oldest State and city official in Virginia.
from "The Washington Post," Washington, D. C., October 20, 1924 issue, p.7, c. 4
Miss Boisseau Bride of Week
Social Circles at Church Road Are Active During Week.
CHURCH ROAD, VA., June 15--Miss Lucy Evelyn Boisseau and Charles Eppes Ford were married at Dinwiddie Courthhouse Saturday. They left for Washington, D. C., returning Sunday evening to the home of Mr. Ford's parents on Plank Road.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, June 17, 1928 issue, p. 8, c. 3
Boisseau at Tackle
LEXINGTON, VA., Oct. 7.-Dick Boisseau, sophomore tackle,
was moved to end today as Washington and Lee coaches sought new combinations for use at West Virginia at Charleston. He got his first varsity starting assignment at tackle at Richmond last Saturday.
The Generals were sent through a long pass defense drill this afternoon and worked on an offensive aerial game with Ray Craft again doing the passing.
from "The Charleston Daily Mail," Charleston, W. Va.,
Thursday Evening, October 7, 1937 issue, p. 3, c. 1