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Andrew Simpson and Louisa Catherine Dodd Hemperley

Andrew Simpson and Louisa Catherine Dodd Hemperley had moved to Bright Star prior to the beginning of the Civil War. They had four children, one of whom was Jefferson Beauregard, who later in life was a prominent merchant at Collins Bluff, Spring Bank, and Doddridge. “Gard,” as he was called, was born July 31, 1861. His father became active in the War, and on May 26, 1863, he died from wounds received in battle three days earlier at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Gard was twenty-two months old at the time.

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