Monday, March 23, 2015

Obit for A S Badollett 1861

The following is an obituary for A S Badollet.  He owned the land where the Lawrenceville Cemetery is.  While no stone has been found for him, his daughter is buried in the old section of that cemetery.    

Publication: VINCENNES GAZETTE
Date: February 23, 1861

Sydney Badolet, Esq., for many years a resident of Lawrenceville, Ills., died at his residence on Friday evening last. He was much respected by large number of friends and relations.

Publication: VINCENNES GAZETTE
Date: March 2, 1861

HALL OF EDWARD DOBBINS LODGE, NO. 164, A. F. AND A. MASONS, LAWRENCEVILLE, ILL., FEBRUARY 17, A. D. 1861, A. L., 5861.
WHEREAS, It has pleased an All-wise Architect of the Universe, in his dispensation of human affairs, to remove by death from our midst our friend and worthy Brother, ALGERON SIDNEY BADOLLET, who departed this life on the 15th inst., at 6 o'clock, P. M. Therefore,

Resolved, That in the sudden death of this excellent Brother, we recognize the hand of an All-Wise Creator, to whose Divine will, we bow in humble submission.

Resolved second, That in the life of brother BADOLLET we recognized the peaceful, law-abiding citizen, friend and neighbor—ever faithful to promote whatever appeared to him calculated to advance the public good; and that in his lamented death, community has lost a reliable and useful citizen, and the Masonic Order a true friend and worthy brother.

Resolved third, That we greatly sympathize With the family and friends of the deceased, in this their great loss, and that we cordially extend to them our heartfelt condolence.

Resolved fourth, That a copy of the foregoing Preamble and Resolutions, sealed with the Seal of the Lodge, be presented to the family of our well beloved brother.

J. B. SAY
WM. MUSGRAVE,
L. MCLEAN.} Committee.

Upon motion, ordered, That the Secretary of the Lodge furnish a copy of the foregoing to the Lawrenceville Globe and Vincennes Gazette, with a request that the same be published.

L. MCLEAN, Sec'y.


Editor: Information from J King:  Note that Presbyterian minister John B. Say/Saye was part of the Masonic service in Lawrenceville for Algeron Sidney Badollet.  Rev Saye later helped organize the Masonic Hall in Bridgeport, along with soon- to- be Civil War Capt Thomas Baldwin.  Rev Saye was described as a "profound Copperhead" and was fired by his Presbyterian congregations in Lawrence Co in the early 1860s. He served as the Lawrence Co Superintendent of Schools during the Civil War years, before he moved to Springfield after the end of the War.