1843 - 1846
Alexander Mouton, 12th governor of Louisiana, died in 1885.
He is interred in
St. John Cathedral Cemetery in Lafayette.
Alfred Mouton, his son, graduated in 1850 from the United States Military Academy. He became Brigadier General of the Confederate States of America. He was killed in the Battle of Mansfield and reintered at St. John Cathedral Cemetery.
Franklin K. Gardner, stepson and brother-in-law, graduated in 1843 from the United States Military Academy in the same class as Ulysses S. Grant. He became Major General of the Confederate States of America. He survived the war and is buried near his step father/ brother-in-law Alexander Mouton.
Alexander Mouton while in the U. S. Senate married Emma Kitchel Gardner, a daughter of Charles Kitchel Gardner in Washington, D. C. in February 1842. He had already been nominated by the Democratic party for Governor of Louisiana. He shortly resigned his senate seat to contest the election for governor which he won by more than 1300 votes.
Alexander Mouton was president of the convention which on January 26, 1861 voted 113 to 17 for the Ordinance of Secession of Louisiana from the union with the United States.
After the war he retired to his plantation.
Mouton's 1st Wife - Mother of 5 children
Died the 16th of October 1837
Age 26 years
Also his wife
Emma K. Gardner
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