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Joseph Bensadon, of New Orleans

Joseph Bensadon, of New Orleans[1]

Male 1819 - 1871  (52 years)

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  • Name Joseph Bensadon  [2
    Suffix of New Orleans 
    Born 9 Jan 1819  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 3302 
    Buried Dec 1871  New Orleans, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Row 4 Plot 40
    Died 2 Dec 1871  New Orleans, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3302  aojd
    Last Modified 26 May 2012 

    Father Jacob Bensadon,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):AJLLJ Portrait Database 5 Aug 2011

      Joseph Bensadon was born in New York, the oldest of Jacob Bensadon and Abigail Jacobs Bensadon's three children. Brought up in Charleston, he studied medicine at the Medical Society of South Carolina. In 1838 he was awarded an MD and a few years later enlisted in the Army to serve in the Mexican-American War.
           Following his service, Bensadon settled in New Orleans, where he became acquainted with philanthropist Judah Touro. In 1852 Touro founded the hospital that would bear his name, initially to care for seamen, though it later served the whole community. The infirmary originally housed 28 patients in a converted waterfront plantation house, and Bensadon served as chief, and often sole, physician from its opening until his enlistment in the Confederate Army in 1861. After the war Bensadon returned to New Orleans where he set up a private a practice.
      Son of Jacob and Abigail Bensadon; brother of Judah P. Bensadon. Dr. Joseph Bensadon was educated at the College of Charleston. He was physician and practiced in South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He served in the Mexican War. He was the first medical director of Touro Infirmary (1854)in New Orleans and was a surgeon in the Confederate army from 1862 to 1865. He died at age 53.
      by Pauline Cramer [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S285] .

    2. [S4] PG. 131 JACOBS I (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S294] BENSADON, JOSEPH (Reliability: 3).