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Clement Dickinson Gay Hynes Mitchell Scott

Obituary of Andrew Hynes Gay, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Andrew Hynes Gay was born in St. Louis, Mo., September 25, 1841, and died on November 29, 1914, in New Orleans, where he had gone for medical treatment. He was the eldest son of Hon. Edward J. Gay and Lavinia Hynes. At the beginning of the war he left his studies in St. Louis to join the Confederate army, with which he served throughout the war in Company A, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, under Col. John S. Scott, in General Bragg's division. He was captured near the close of the war and exchanged on the day of General Lee's surrender. Comrade Gay was a gallant soldier, and his splendid physique and soldierly bearing mad him a commanding figure as a cavalryman. He was loved and admired by his comrades and was ever interested in their welfare, and he had happy associations with the members of the Army of Tennessee Department, U. C. V.

Mr. Gay was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Mary A. Dickinson, daughter of Charles H. Dickinson; his second marriage was to Lodriska Clement, daughter of Charles Clement. His wife survives him with two daughters and two sons.

Mr. Gay succeeded his father in the management of his large sugar interests and helped materially toward the development of that industry. He preferred the life of a private citizen to the many positions tendered him in public matters but he has left a high record of service to his State in many ways. He was President for many years of the Atchafayla Levee Board and of the police jury of Iberville Parish, La. He was regarded by every one who knew him as a Christian gentleman, being many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which Church represented the faith of his ancestors. The family was a distinguished one from Virginia. His paternal great-grandfather, Rev. Edward Mitchell, was an officer in General Campbell's brigade in the War of the Revolution, and his maternal grandfather, Col. Andrew Hynes, was an officer under General Jackson in the battle of New Orleans. His death is a heavy blow to his family and the State, for which he was a man of sound judgement and high honor, who never shirked a duty.

Accompanied by loved ones, his reamins were taken to St. Louis, Mo., and there interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery by the side of his father and mother.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1915.

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