Jefferson F. Davis was born in Kentucky June 3, 1801. In 1810 his family moved to St. Mary Parish settling on Bayou Teche. He graduated West Point, was a hero of The Mexican War, a US Representative, Senator, Secretary of War, and Regent of the Smithsonian. He served as President of the Confederate States of America (1861-65). He died December 6, 1889 in New Orleans and was buried in the Army of Northern Virginia tomb in Metairie Cemetery. Three years later re-interred in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA.