||Lambella DOWNING |
||29 Apr 1844
||Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland 
||Obit., Times-Picayune, 29 July 1941, p2:|
BEMISS - On Sunday, July 27, 1941, at 9:15 o'clock a.m., Lamballa [sic] Downing, wife of the late Cyrus Talbot Bemiss, mother of Mrs. D.M. Pitard, R.C. and J.D. Bemiss of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. A.E. Leavel of Lafayette, La.
Private services were held at the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 1127 South Claiborne avenue, near Milan street, on Monday Morning, July 28, 1941, at 10 o'clock.
Interment in Metairie Cemetery.
Hagerstown, Md., Washington, D.C., Richmond and Gordonsville, Va., papers please copy.
||27 Jul 1941
||New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana [1, 2]
||Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
- in the Belden family tomb
- The names of her parents appear on her certificate of death that's included in the Confederate Pension application she filed in her husband's name in 1939; she could not remember his unit, just saying that he was in the "Quartermaster's department."
She was 95 when she applied for the pension. According to a letter in the application, "the old lady was very old and feeble and all of her papers of marriage certificate and her husband's records were all burnt up - and for that reason she thought perhaps she could not get any pension."
According to another letter included in the application,
"The records show that Cyrus T. Bemiss was appointed Captain and Paymaster, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Louisiana Militia, August 25, 1861, and accepted August 30, 1861. On August 17, 1863, he is shown to have been serving as Acting Quartermaster at Camp Pratt, Louisiana, and was recommended for a commission as Quatermaster in teh Conscript Department, State of Louisiana, Confederate States Army. . . . By Special Orders dated April 11, 1864, having failed to execute the bond provided by law, his name was ordered dropped from the rolls. No later record of him has been found."
||Lansdales and Pitards
||6 Nov 2014 |
||Cyrus Talbot BEMISS, b. 17 Jul 1827, Nelson Co., Kentucky , d. 24 Aug 1878, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (Age 51 years) |
||27 Jan 1878
||New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 
| ||1. Richmond Cyrus BEMISS, b. 18 Aug 1869, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 29 Jan 1961 (Age 91 years)|
|+||2. Barsilla BEMISS, b. Aug 1871, Louisiana , d. 8 Nov 1954 (Age ~ 83 years)|
| ||3. St. John BEMISS, b. 1870, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 16 Mar 1951 (Age 81 years)|
|+||4. Alice BEMISS, b. 30 Jan 1878, d. 27 Aug 1945 (Age 67 years)|
| ||5. Cloudsley BEMISS, b. Abt 1874, d. 1884, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (Age ~ 10 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart