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Dutart McChesney

Obituary of Charles John Dutart, La Ward, Texas.

On February 5, 1916, at his home, in La Ward, Tex., Charles John Dutart passed away after a protracted illness. The burial was at Edna.

Charles Dutant was born February 23, 1846, in St. Thomas Parish, near Charleston, S. C. His parents were descendants of the Huguenots who came from France. The family moved to Jackson County, Tex., when he was only ten years of age, and he had been a resident there since that time.

When eighteen years of age Mr. Dutart enlisted in the Confederate army, and he served in the 2d Texas Infantry until the close of the struggle. He made a gallant and true soldier, and he had ample opportunity to prove his valor upon the fields of battle. After the war he went back to Texas and Jackson County. In 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie McChesney, who, with three children, two sons and a daughter, survives him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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