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By Ray L. Bellande

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Martin Ryan Memorial Cemetery - Bayou Porteaux Area

LOCATION:  Approximately 2 miles northwest of Ocean Springs on the west bank of Bayou Porteaux in the SW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 13, T7S-R9W of Jackson County, Mississippi.

DIRECTIONS:  From the intersection of Bienville Boulevard (US 90) and Washington Avenue at Ocean Springs, go north 2 miles to LeMoyne Boulevard.  Turn west (left) and go .5 miles to Bayou Pines Drive.  Turn south (left) at Bayou Pines Drive and go .33 miles to the cemetery located at 6702 Bayou Pines Drive on the east side of the road.

HISTORY:  The Martin Ryan Memorial Cemetery is appropriately named for Martin Ryan.  Martin Ryan (1842-1913) was the son of Pierre Ryan (1790-1878) and Marie-Josephe Ladner.  His father, Pierre, obtained a 40-acre land patent (NW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 13, T7S-R9W) from the US Government in 1841.  Pierre Ryan homesteaded here.  In 1846, he acquired the S/2 of Lot 4 (SW/4 of the NW/4 of Section 13, T7S-R9W) from the US Government.  The Martin Ryan Cemetery is located on this parcel.  Pierre Ryan now had 80 contiguous acres and access to the Bay of Biloxi through Bayou Porteaux.  This tract is immediately northwest of Gulf Hills.

Pierre and Marie Josephe Ryan reared a large family in this area of Jackson County.  Pierre provided for his family by farming, fishing, charcoal making, and woodcutting.  Their children were:  Marie-Martha, who married Juan Antonio Rodriguez; Caroline, who married Alfred Ladnier; Marie Eulalie, who married Ramon Canet; Marie, who married Thomas Hanson; John Eugene, who married Marie Eudoxie Delaunay; Josephine, who married Jean Baptiste Fontaine; Edmond, who married Adele Bosarge; Rene, who married Louise Westbrook; St. Cyr; Martin, who married Permelia Delaunay; and Eugenie.     Martin Ryan (1842-1913) married Permelia Delauney (1847-1877), of Biloxi about 1864.  She was the daughter of Robert Delauney and Claire Ladner.  Ryan made his livelihood initially on the sea.  Later he was a charcoal burner.  The Martin Ryan children were: Amanda (1867-1957), Mary Clara (1869-1910), Adolph (1871-1945), Thalie Olivia "Juline"

(1873-1957), and twins, Edward (b. 1877) and Ogerau (Angero) (1877-1955).

Before Pierre Ryan died in 1878, he sold Martin all of Lot 4 (W/2 of the NW/4 of Section 13, T7S-9W) on December 25, 1871.  He probably lived here and the cemetery is located in the S/2 of Lot 4.  On December 2, 1912, Martin Ryan sold 34 acres in the S/2 of Lot 4 to Juline Ryan Seymour, his daughter.  Martin Ryan died in 1913.(JXCO, Ms. Land Deed Bk. 14, p. 494 and Book. 39, p. 92)

This cemetery is unique for the large number of weathered cypress headboards still remaining.  It is a small but historic family cemetery and may have been known as the Tiblier Cemetery at one time.

PRIMARY FAMILY INTERMENTS:  Basque, Fountain, Ladner, Morris, Ryan, Seymour, Tiblier, and Webb.

REGISTER

A

Kirby V. "K. V."  Allen           10-2-1919 to 1-13-2006

Joan C. Ladner Allen              12-27-1933 to 12-18-2008    

 

John Carr Applewhite              8-25-1908 to 6-9-1976

Louella Boney Applewhite         8-19-1918 to 3-21-1993

 

B

Alphonsine Basque, Mother        3-1-1895 to 12-30-1934

Alva Malton Basque      4-7-1923 to 11-30-2009

Joseph G. Basque, Father        4-23-1892 to 12-26-1978

Anna E. Basque, Grandmother      7-30-1858 to 5-27-1946

Byron M. Basque                  7-12-1914 to 9-18-1935

Brent Matthew Basque           12-13-1963 to 12-28-1981

Pvt US Army

 

Naomi V. Beaugez                 10-1-1910 to 2-27-1912

Ida Orlean Beaugez              8-13-1920 to 12-18-1921

John A. Beaugez, Jr.            12-12-1908 to 6-25-1909

 

Fred Peter Boney                  9-2-1889 to 2-23-1965

Laura P. Boney                  10-25-1891 to 6-24-1979

 

Lois Anette Jordan Bowles       5-10-1922 to 9-2-2001

 

Bradford marker illegible

 

Laura Mae Boney Bryant        6-6-1916 to 5-5-1995

 

Robert J. Burr    11-30-1924 to 9-6-2006 

 

Faye M. Byrd                

Virgil G. Byrd                  9-16-1936 to 12-11-1989

 

C

Ray M. Canaan                    8-25-1897 to 9-30-1963

Bertha Tiblier Canaan           5-31-1900 to 12-18-1990

Canaan Babies                                  no dates

Wanda F. Williams                1-21-1954 to 1-22-1954

daughter of Rev. and Mrs. F.A. Williams

 

Madeline Cannett                 11-9-1849 to 4-12-1886

Wife of Louis Fountain

 

Adelaide Costoplos                    1915 to 3-28-1947

 

F

Emile Fayard                    3-23-1887 to 12-25-1973

Polite Fayard                          7-1911 to 1-1928

Dorinda Fayard                   7-24-1900 to 9-10-1948

 

Louis Fountain                      8-1838 to 5-19-1906

Madeline Cannett Fountain        11-3-1849 to 4-12-1886

wife of Louis Fountain

 

Eugene E. Fountain, Sr.           7-4-1880 to 8-16-1968

Corine C. Beaugez Fountain        2-28-1885 to 6-4-1975

Eugene E. Fountain, Jr.         6-10-1907 to 11-28-1965

Ms PFC Hq Co 13 Army Div WW II

    

J.B. Fountain                    12-27-1834 to 6-3-1924

Josephine Ryan.............    ..10-15-1844 to 2-4-1921

Wife of J.B. Fountain

 

Mary E. Fountain                 8-10-1870 to 4-23-1891

 

Peter Fountain                  8-21-1884 to 10-26-1912

 

Permelia L. Furney               1-18-1892 to 3-11-1972

John H. Furney                             1887 to 1950

Elwood J. Furney                           1912 to 1936

Darrell Furney? 

Josephine Tiblier Furney        11-12-1917 to 10-3-1948

 

G

Adrian D. Garec*                 3-11-1887 to 9-30-1899

Ernest Louis Garec*               8-9-1862 to 9-30-1899

*father and son drowned in Fort Bayou (see The Pascagoula Democrat-Star, October 6, 1899)

 

Richard George                   9-15-1926 to 9-17-1994

Irene "Shot" Seymour George   10-11-1924 to 2-18-1998

 

 Frank H. (Buddy) Goff             3-1-1920 to 6-13-1960

 

L

Rose M. Ladner                   12-7-1932 to 8-23-1986

Wesley R. Ladner                 6-24-1927 to 12-1-1983

 

Rita Seymour Ladner               2-19-1905 to 6-6-1969

Vernon Jasper Ladner            3-21-1903 to 10-13-1967

 

Albert Frank LeBois                 1851 to 9-2-1932

 

M

Dorothy Betty Furney Mallett                11-6-1924 to 5-10-2002

    

Catherine 'Cathy' Bates Morris    11-23-1950 to 2-9-2012

 

Lawrence Morris                            1892 to 1971

Mary V. Seymour Morris               1893 to 1960

 

James Q. Morris                        1923 to 5-19-2008

 

Catherine H. (Cats) Morris         3-9-1922 to 7-7-1969

Terrell O. (Tut) Morris          1-18-1921 to 5-20-1966

Ms SGT US Army WW II

 

Ellanor Morris                             1918 (child)

Murphy Morris                              1919 (child)

 

P

Baby Pequot                                    no dates

 

Q

Raymond L. Quave                   2-8-1898 to 7-3-1975

Valena Seymour Quave              7-4-1898 to 11-9-1968

 

R

Dorothy Lowery Ramsay           1944 to 10-17-2008

Mable Lucille Webb Ramsay    5-1-1943 to 10-5-2008

 

 

Elmer J. Richards, Jr.           11-30-1921 to 4-9-1970

Irma R. Richards                   2-3-1926 to

 

Glennie Virgil Russell         3-12-1912 to 10-6-2001 

Glennie Virgil Russell Jr.     4-4-1944 to 8-4-2011 

Lillian A. Russell               2-13-1903 to 3-14-1975

 

Martin Ryan         1842 to 1913

Permilia Delaunay Ryan    1847 to 1877

Dolores Ryan      9-24-1936 to 1-8-2001

 

H.A. Ryan                        1-31-1921 to 8-14-1921

 

Alphonse S. Ryan                  3-19-1869 to 6-9-1951

 

Hypolite E. Ryan                         8-1885 to 5-14-1934

Ms Pvt 153 Inf 39 Div

 

Pvt. Elmer Paul Ryan            6-16-1900 to 10-14-1944

US Army

 

Eran Ryan (baby)                               no dates

 

Howell Ryan                      1-31-1921 to 8-14-1922

 

Polite Ryan                                   1859-1912

 

Mary Ryan                                  1892 to 1983

Angero E. Ryan                             1877 to 1955

 

John Eugene Ryan                           1837 to 1907

 

Norwell Bennett Ryan              7-9-1921 to 8-25-1979

 

Henry Bailey Ryan                6-21-1925 to 8-22-2012

 

Lelia M. Ryan                     10-7-1899 to 3-7-1971

Mathew I. Ryan                    9-6-1905 to 1-10-1985

Delmas V. Ryan                    3-1-1868 to 9-12-1946

Vallie Joseph Ryan                3-9-1902 to 6-24-1908

Wilford John Ryan              10-13-1913 to 11-17-1914

Olivia Tiblier Ryan              5-31-1878 to 1-14-1957

Elliot V. Ryan                  5-16-1911 to 10-29-1951

 

Herman D. Ryan                    2-3-1898 to 9-27-1975

 

Mary Agnes Ryan                   7-17-1912 to 7-2-1977

 

Edward A. Ryan                                   1894-1909

Victoria Tiblier Ryan                                 18?8-1910

 

Moise Ryan                     6-3-1877 to 10-3-1947

 

Peter Ryan and Wife, Pioneers of Jackson County

 

S

Madeline Sanchez                           1902 to 1978

Victoria Ryan Sanchez             4-9-1875 to 7-23-1961

Aurora Sanchez                     1-8-1903 to 6-5-1927

 

Grace Wydell Fayard Scarborough     1-18-1923 to 4-19-2002

Merlin Gay Scarborough              9-26-1953 to 5-7-2003

 

Winnie F. Seymour                2-13-1902 to 9-23-1985

Florian J. Seymour              3-28-1894 to 11-26-1970

Ms Pvt II Co Recruit Depot WW I

 

Paul Seymour, Sr.                 3-27-1867 to 5-4-1945

Clara Ryan Seymour                2-1-1869 to 5-25-1910

 

Paul Seymour, Jr.                 1-4-1891 to 7-11-1970

Addie Seymour                    7-26-1897 to 8-25-1973

Othmer Seymour                    8-24-1920 to 7-7-1931

 

Lawrence R. Seymour            12-28-1869 to 12-29-1902

Zuline Ryan Seymour             10-17-1874 to 5-29-1957

 

Florian Seymour                               11-8-1927

Our darling baby gone to be an angel

 

Edward R. Seymour               3-1-1898 to 2-21-1981

Edna Cowart Seymour           10-4-1907 to 2-16-1999

Edward Arnold Seymour, Sr.        8-12-1925 to 9-6-1990

Am2 US Navy WW II

Doris E. Summerlin Seymour                  4-25-1925 to 11-23-1993

 

Gary Randall Seymour           4-2-1952 to 8-4-2000

Marilyn Grafton Seymour        10-19-1951 to

 

Leslie Bosage Seymour 12-30-1942 to 7-12-2010

 

William Seymour                 10-17-1863 to 8-17-1939

Amanda Seymour                  12-11-1867 to 1-26-1957

 

Hubert Seymour                    2-25-1907 to 7-3-1913

    

Carmile Seymour                 9-21-1893 to 12-12-1904

William (?) Seymour               10-8-1919 to 6-7-1925

 

Joseph Suraze (Suarez)        5-1840 to 11-1912

Antoinette Ladner Suraze              1852 to 9-15-1880

 

T

Margie M. Fountain Terretta              10-13-1912 to 10-22-2003

Toney F. Terretta                                11-21-1912 to 9-19-1998

Married 6-3-1933

 

Capt. Lawrence B. Tiblier        3-12-1871 to 8-23-1955

Eulalie Tiblier                  2-14-1873 to 1-27-1951

Lawrence E. Tiblier             10-13-1894 to 6-22-1944

Robert Paul Tiblier               1-7-1914 to 5-12-1993

Mary Lutetia Tiblier            9-13-1909 to 10-28-1911

 

Woodrow Tiblier                  4-18-1913 to 10-3-1916

 

Vital J. Tiblier, Jr.             6-25-1930 to 2-8-1988

Korean War

 

Eliza Ryan Tiblier                2-8-1880 to 2-16-1971

 

Peter L. Tiblier                  5-2-1921 to 2-22-1971

Ms S1 USN WW II

 

Louis A. Tiblier                 2-12-1874 to 3-30-1938

Louise Tiblier                                   1904-?

Laura Tiblier                   2-11-1894 to 10-10-1914

Vallie Tiblier                                  no date

 

Albert Tiblier                             1869 to 1953

 

Tiblier child                                   no date

 

Madeline Tiblier                                no date

Joseph Tiblier

Louis Peter "Longino" Tiblier

 

W

Ira M. Webb                      8-25-1892 to 2-28-1948

Virginia I. Webb                 5-13-1896 to 12-8-1974

 

Donald E. Webb                   5-25-1918 to 4-13-1969

Ms SC2 USNR WWII

Flossie R. Webb                 1917 to 4-20-2008

 

Roy Peter Webb                      10-8-1913 to 9-18-1980

Catherine S. Webb                1-30-1911 to 3-27-2002

Roy Peter Webb Jr.               11-16-1942 to 6-17-2000

H.E. Webb            8-28-1916 to 6-10-1918

? Webb                         1945

 

REFERENCES:

Nap Cassibry, II, The Ladner Odyssey,(Mississippi Coast Historical & Genealogical Society-Special Issue No. 6:  Biloxi-1988), pp. 818-819.

Dale Greenwell, "Tiblier Cemetery-Bayou Poito Area-North Biloxi, Mississippi", New Orleans Genesis (Vol. VII-March 1968, No. 26), pp. 199-200.

Regina Hines, Ocean Springs 1892 (2nd Edition), (Lewis Printing Services:  Pascagoula 1991), p. 134.

Brother Jerome Lepre, "A Ryan Heritage", Journal of the Jackson County Genealogical Society, (Volume 1-No.1, Winter 1984), pp. 4-5.

Requiem III, Jackson County Cemetery Records,(Jackson County Genealogical Society 1969), pp. 102-104.

US Census Jackson County, Mississippi, 1870 and 1880

JOURNALS

The Sun Herald, "Catherine 'Cathy' Bates Morrris", February 12, 2012, p. A12.

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Personal Communication:

Martha Tiblier Eleuterius - July 1993

 

Surveyed and researched by:

Ray L. Bellande

December 1991

PO BOX 617

Ocean Springs

Mississippi 39564