Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Queries
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From: "David C. Kester" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 12:31:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: KESTER Surname
Looking for anyone who may be researching the Robert
Clair Kester family from Monroe, Ouachita County, LA.
Robert Clair Kester, born May 1, 1883, in Clearfield
Co., PA., died April 2, 1970 in Monroe, Puachita Co.,
LA. Buried in Memorial Park, Hwy. 80, Monroe, LA.
Robert was married to Mamie Rachel Kimbrell.
Would like to exchange info on the Kester family.
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 12:55:01 EST
Subject: Sam Coon
Hi Suelynn, My name is Donna and I currently reside in Oklahoma.
I am beginning on my mother's genealogy and will not have to much
information to provide for you. But, I need help in locating data on my
gggrandfather and my gggrandmother. Great-Great-Grandfather:........... Sam
I just obtained my great-grandmother's death record from Louisana. It showed
as her parents the names listed above.
Sam Coon was born in Monroe, La. Birthplace of Elizabeth is not shown.
I am needing information on both of them. Where they were born and raised,
their parents names, dates of birth, dates of death, data on any other
siblings or any information that you can provide for me which would aid me in
my quest. No other information is known by me about them.
The death record shows Bertie Coon Bryant born in Winnfield, La. 12 Jan
1868. Her death record shows that on 6 Feb 1937 she was 69 yrs. of age.
Their daughter Bertie Coon Bryant (My great-grandmother) met and married
John W. Bryant and lived all their lives in Montgomery, La. Bertie died Feb
6, 1937 and
John died 25 Nov 1963. I have family genealogy on them and their side of the
Any information you can provide on the Coon or Dickerson Families would
be appreciated. Thanks a lot
From: bfogle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 19:58:54 -0600
Subject: William Jason Colvin
I am trying to learn the parents, wife, siblings, or descendants of William Jason Colvin born
1848 in Vienna, LA and died September 1912. One of his children may have been my
grandmother, Ugenia Samantha Albertha (Bertha) Colvin born 8 Apr 1872 in or around
Ft. Worth, Texas. She died 16 Sep 1954 in or near Simsboro, LA. Bertha married
Benjamin Franklin Jones 22 Mar 1896 in Winn Parish, LA. It seems William Jason Colvin,
if that is his correct name, would be an offspring of Daniel Colvin of the Vienna Wire Road
and then Vienna when it was incorporated in 1848. If you have any leads please email me
From: John Sellers <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 14:07:29 -0600
Subject: Hodge,Ellis, Moseley Families
HODGE, ELLIS, MOSELEY- Charles W. Hodge and wife Mary A. George lived at
Walnut Lane, Union Parish, near the Ouachita Line, Several of their
children and grandchildren lived in Calhoun, and Monroe. Wanting to
contact any desendents of Virginia Hodge Ellis(hus John E. Ellis)
children include Jim, Charles, and George, Joe(buried Riverside
Cemetery), Vada Bryan, Minnie Aulds, Lena Bacon, Sallie Harris, and Ella
Thompson(wife of Charles, both buried Riverside). Another of Charles
and Mary's daughters was Lou Ellen Hodge Moseley, she is buried at
Hasley. Several of the Hodge are buried at Hasley. Anyone one
connected to any of these families Please contact. John Sellers
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 16:20:37 EST
Subject: Richard Bighand Melton
Trying to find any info on Richard Bighand Melton who migrated from Marion
Co. Ga, thru ??? and lived and died in Ouachita LA.
Some relatives I have found are named Goodlett or Goodlet.
Probably part cherokee indian.
Email if you know anything at all about . This a son of my great, great,
From: "Ruth A Marshall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 22:52:00 -0500
Subject: Bilberry, Cobb, Marshall & Turnage
This is a query: I do not have Outlook Express.
Looking for info on the following families: Marshall, Bilberry, Turnage, and
Cobb. I bleive these families where in Ouachita parish between 1895-1910
because Frank I. Marshall and Sarah Jane Bilberry were married there in 1905
in a town called Cecil. This town no longer exists. My husband's grandfather
was born there (1909 in Monroe/Cecil) before recording births was mandatory.
The Cobb family was related to Sarah through Sarah's mother who married
George Cobb (2nd hubby) and through Sarah'a Aunt Irene "Fannie" who was
George's 1st wife. Frank was raised by the Turnage's because his mother
married Robert HC Turnage after her hubby, HK Marshall, died in a logging
accident in 1886. Any help would be appreciated!
From: "David C. Miller" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 20:20:35 -0500
Subject: Achille Lannez & Josette Miller
Searching for descendants of the marriage of Achille Lannez and Josette Miller August 16, 1893.
Josette was the daughter of John Miller.
Her siblings were Joe Miller, John Solomon Miller, Sr.
If anyone can furnish information on this family, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
From: "Gypsy Smith" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:08:44 -0500
Subject: Nelson Line
Hello, I am looking for data on Robert & Alice Nelson, immigrants from
England. Settled in the NC area, I have no information, on them prior to
Robert's will dtd 13 Mar.1792. The will is filed in the Court House in
Rockingham Co., NC. It list the following sons and daughters: 1. Thomas, 2.
William, 3. John, 4. Alexander, 5. James, 6. Samuel, 7. Robert b. 1760 8.
Elizabeth McFarland, 9. Isabel Burns or (Barnes), 10. Jane, 11. Alice.
Of these children, the third one John Nelson was b. 30 Mar 1753, prob. in
Rockingham Co. NC, d. 21 Jul. 1819, at St. Francisville, La.
I know all about John, from 1753 until present day.
Looking for information on his parents or siblings, I know that Alexander,
Robert, and Elizabeth settled in and around Monroe.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
From: "Gypsy Smith" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:05:24 -0500
Subject: Smith, Cook, Nelson Does any one listed ring any bells.
James Monroe Cook, b: Dec. .21, 1861 in McComb, Pike, Miss., d: Nov. 27,
1950, in Liberty Hill, Bienville, La., m: Harriett Rebecca Nelson on Oct.
6, 1886, in Ruston, Lincoln, La. She was b: Feb. 14,1868, in Vienna,
Jackson, La. d. Feb. 1, 1931, in Liberty Hill, Bienville, La. They had 13
children: 1. Jessie May, b. Jul.25,1887, d. Aug.14,1970; 2. Annie Eudoria,
b. Mar.1,1889; 3. Willie Bessie, b. Mar.1,1891, d.1916; 4. Mattie Viola
Idella, b. May 14,1892, d. Sept.23,1983; 5. George Edwin, b. Dec.28,1893, d.
Nov.13,1973; 6. Raleigh William, b. Nov.1,1895, d. Nov. 29, 1975; 7. Gussie,
b. Aug.21,1897, d: 1967; 8. Acy Monroe, b. May 26,1900, d. Apr.27,1988; (My
line) 9. Sallie Marie, b. Dec.23,1901, d. Oct.16,1938; 10. Lizzie Clyde, b.
Aug.23,1903, d. Jan. 18, 1982; 11. Melvin Dee, b. Mar.29,1905; 12. Hattie
Eva, b. May 18,1908; d.1983; 13. Vera Altha, b. Oct.12,1911.
If there is anyone out there that can help me, I would really appreciate it.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
From: "Gwen Hardin" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 20:25:42 -0600
William Burney Sr. and William Burney Jr. are on the 1810 census
for Quachita Parish, LA (spelled Birney on census) with their families.
A William Burney also appears on the 1820 Census page 113 for
Quachita Parish, LA. I believe that this William Burney, Jr. is the father
to James Burney b abt 1812 in LA. This James Burney is my husband's
gggrandfather. James Burney moved on to Simpson Co., MS
by 1840 and on to Yazoo Co., MS by 1860. I need information on these
two William Burneys to be able to prove up our Burney ancestors. If any
one has any information, or recognizes this as their family member, I
would like to hear from you. Our family name is often spelled on documents
as Birney, Birnie and Burney. The following are Burney marriages in
Quachita Parish, LA. (1) Rachel Birney m Nicholas Moore
on 12/8/1825 (2) Robert Burney m Modesa Blanchard on 7/15/1880
(3) Sely Burney m Joe Brooks on 1/28/1881. Any help will be appreciated.
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 23:10:44 -0600
Looking for Raymond D. Elwell died June 24, 2000
Was he a member of this parish?
From: "Paul or Judy Covington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 21:29:36 -0600
Subject: Covington Bible
Looking for descendants of W. T. Covington, born Russell County, AL 1824, married Anna Eady
in AL, died 1865 in Shiloh, Union Parish. A Mrs. Jones of Monroe is reported to be in
possession of Covington Family Bible.
From: "Ginger Horton" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 13:55:51 -0700
Subject: Caughron's of Ouachita, West Monroe,LA
Looking for relatives of Rev. E. W. Caughron. b. 25 Mar 1903 in Hill Co. TX
d. 5 Oct 1999 in Monroe, LA. Married Johnnie Ruth ?. b. 27 Sept 1909 in ?.
d. 25 May 1979 LA. When married? Are there any children?
From: "Robert Coria" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 14:00:12 -0500
FRANCIS L.CORIA and LUCIE LECUYER reported father and Mother of Manuel X. Coria (son)
born May 26 1895.Purportedly Born in Monroe La according to Military Records. My brother
and I are interested in starting a family tree. Any information you can shed will be
very much appreciated. If there is a fee involved please let me know. Sincerely-Jacotulsa
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 18:03:44 EDT
Subject: Bray Monroe 1900
Looking for information on Josie Lenora Bray living in Monroe in l899-1900 .I
have reason to believe she was a school teacher at that time. Was in the 1900
census ward 3 on 2nd Street.
From: Ray Bartlett <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 01:33:10 -0500
Subject: FRANK A. BARTLETT
Seeking information concerning Col. Frank A. Bartlett, who commanded the
13th LA militia and was selected by Gen. Taylor to protect Monroe in
1863?. He fought several engagements with Union troops in eastern LA
just prior to Grant's capture of Vicksburg in July, 1863. While my
surname is the same as his, I am not sure that we are related.
I am trying to research information on Col. Bartlett for a proposed
monograph about the War for Southern Independence in the northeastern
parishes of LA. Col. Bartlett died in 1891 and is buried in Metairie
Cemetery. Thanks for any information some of you Civil War buffs may have
concerning this phase of that war.
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 17:52:22 EDT
Subject: BERNHARDT, ROLLEIGH, DIEHLMAN, HERRING
Gotliebe Frederic Bernhardt married Elizabeth Diehlman on 1-10-1859
They lived at 200 North Second Street in Monroe, LA. They owned property in what is
now downtown Monroe, ie. Bernhardt & Amman Buildings.
Their son Augustus Harrison Bernhardt married Pauline Rolleigh, daughter of
Phillip S. Rolleigh on April 18, 1886.
Elizabeth Diehlman Bernhardt's sister, Magdalena Diehlman married Henry Harrison Herring
on March 4, 1856 in Monroe, LA.Would greatly appreciate any information regarding
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 00:32:52 EDT
Subject: Sisson Family
I have been searching for info on my greatgrandfather J.A. (James Albert)
Sisson. I am not sure when he moved to Quachita Parish but have discovered
that he is buried in Hasley Cemetary along with his second wife Emma Harris
Sisson and at least 2 sons Gordon and Marvin Dewey. If anyone recognizes
these names and has any info on them I would be so grateful. I have only
recently discovered who my great grandfather was and know very little about
him. I would like to know who his father and mother were. Thanks Dianne
From: "JOHN CALDERWOOD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 20:06:01 -0400
Seeking date and place of death for John Franklin Sheppard b.ca 1819 AL and wife Nancy S Bullard Sheppard b.ca 1824 AL. They moved to Ouachita Parish before 1850 and were on the 1850 and 1860 census. Thanks for any help.
Karen Calderwood email@example.com
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 16:27:45 EDT
STERLING---Looking for info on John T Sterling, who the town of Sterlington
is supposedly named for. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Tonya Salte
From: "Barbara Kirkland" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 10:37:50 -0500
Subject: BOULWARE QUERY
Seeking info on Dixie BOULWARE b 11 Oct 1895 died July 1971 Ouachita Parish, LA.
Need to know if this was the son of William B BOULWARE who was in Montague
Co, Tx in the late 1800's.
From: "Parker, Gayle E.- Shreveport" <GayleEParker@PZLQS.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 15:08:39 -0500
Do you have anything that might help me locate Martha Williams Downs
Webb....Last know to be in Caldwell Parish on the 1860 census married to
Seborn Webb? I think Mr Webb remarried around 1865 so either Martha died or
they were divorced. Althought I have not yet found concrete proof, Martha
was reported to be full blooded Cherokee Indian. Her oldest son was
William C. Downs. Her first husband, Downs's succession records are in the
Caldwell Parish clerk of cout's office. In those records, I find the last
mention of Martha as wife of Seborn Webb. A man William WIlliams and a Mr.
Gomillion are mentions as her relations. But we don't know how. I have
been at a standstill for 3 years on this.....Hope you can help.
From: email@example.com (Yvonne Akin)
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 04:47:59 -0500
Subject: Frances Sims parents
Looking for parents of Frances Sims (SYMS) b.1843 in Ouachita County,La. Married Willis Cockrell b.1837 in La. Moved to Texas before 1869 because they had 2 children born in 1865 and 1867 in La and the next child was born in Texas.. Any info on Frances parents is appreciated..Contact:
From: "Fern Davidson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 12:12:15 -0500
Subject: BAILEY, BULLOCK
Am attempting to locate descendents of Roy and Bessie Bailey. Mr. Bailey
was probably born ca. 1900. The time period that I knew this family would
have been 1950's. Believe he lived in that area probably his entire life. Am
attempting to research this line of the family. Thank you.
Subject: Joseph "Joe" Gadson & Jane Gadsen
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 22:12:05 -0500
From: "B. Gadson" <email@example.com>
I came across an 1874(5) marriage record for Joe Gadson and Jane Gadsen in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
However, when I check the 1880 census for the noted parish, I do not find any trace of these individuals.
So, therefore, I am on a quest to find any Ouachita Parish records regarding either Joseph "Joe" Gadson
or Jane Gadsen. Any help you can render in helping research these individuals that I believe are my
Great-Grandparents would be greatly appreciated...
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 21:42:43 -0500
From: "Al Vinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Searching for any information on McAllister(a.ka. M.A /Mac) Vinson, born in
Alabama, 1845. Died in Ouachita Parish 13 November 1899.Probate records from the
Monroe Court House show. He also Owned the Wallace Plantation/Place Located near Monroe
Louisiana. Has anyone ever heard of This plantation. Is there a community named Lock Arbor
close to Monroe As I think his home may have been there. Have not been able to find his
burial location either Any hints there would also be appreciated.
Subject: Crozier, Robinson, Wales, Bass, Nash, Huey
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 22:12:11 -0700
From: "vernouse" <email@example.com>
I am stuck in the 1870's! Can anyone help with the above surnames and I will share my info. These families lived in northern LA and states thereabouts
(plus Jackson, Rapides, and Ouachita Parish LA)
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 21:30:28 -0400
From: Libbie Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
May I please have this added to the query page, or perhaps you know the
answer or can direct me to the local historian who might know?
I note in reading the old obituaries in the GenWeb Archives that there was
a village or settlement known as DOSS in Ouachita Parish about 100 years
ago. I'd like to hear from anyone who can explain how it got its name.
Also looking for a Doss family believed to be in the parish ca. 1815-1840.
Members included Stephen W. Doss, Parker Doss, Mary Caroline Doss McGreal.
Was the town named for this family? Does anyone have any information about
them. They may have come from Georgia.
Subject: Walter Thomisee
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 22:59:39 -0500
From: "jimndi" <email@example.com>
I'm trying to find information on Walter Thomisee born Aug.,1888, his wife
Subject: Parker Doss
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 15:16:20 -0400
From: "Karen M Peterson" <SURNAMES@gate.net>
Looking for information on Parker Doss, who married Rachael St. Julian
Wicker(Whicker), widow of Benjamin Tennille, between 1811 and 1816,
Monroe, Bayou DiSiard. Were there any children from this union? Was there
a previous marriage for Parker Doss, or a later one? Also can anyone tell
me if Bayou DiSiard is the name of a church or a town. Thanks
Subject: Joseph Wesley Mellard born about 1860
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 16:24:57 EDT
I am looking for information about Joseph Wesley Mellard (or Mallard) born
about 1860 and died 1933. We was married to Marylou Etta Greer b.1877 d.
1966. They lived in West Monroe or Cheniere Area. His brother was John
Mallard. They did not agree on the spelling of the last name.
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 00:44:22 EDT
The following are the main and connecting surnames that I am
researching out of Ouachita parish. Frazier,Wright, Dunnings,Ferguson, Boughton,
Pendleton,Tremble/Trimble,Ward, Beck, Bell, Staten,Riley,Simmons,Dawson/Lawson,
If anyone has any information please contact me directly.
Thank you, S. Ferguson
Subject: Cotman Methvin
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 15:57:39 -0400
From: Douglas Fairchild <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cotman Methvin, I'm told was the grandfather of my grandmother, Martha
I. Methvin, who married Jasper Newton Wininger of Ouachita Parish. Her
father was Thomas W. His father, Cotman, is as far back as I'm able to
go. I'm interested in taking it further back. I'm also told Cotman was
a prominent Baptist minister and was buried just north of Ruston, La.
Thanks for any info you can send our way.
Subject: Deval Golden
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 18:55:19 -0500
From: "Joe Adams" <email@example.com>
My Grandfather Parren Golden had a son by his first wife Mollie Weeks. She died shortly after childbirth. The son
was named Edwin Golden and was raised by his maternal grandparents. Edwin was born in 1902 and died probably in 1966
in Monroe.All references I have give his name as Deval Golden. I know he had at least two daughters but have no
further information on him. I have pictures of the daughters which were sent to my grandparents during the 1920's
and 1930's. I would appreciate any information on Deval's family.
Subject: Rev. Jeremiah P. Williams Independent Methodist Episcopal
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 05:31:02 -0400 (EDT)
Rev. J.P.Williams was the "Third Bishop of the Independent Methodist
Episcopal Church" of Ruston, La. Please help me find info about this
church. Rev. and Mrs. J.P. Williams (Nellie Hamilton) had a daughter
born in 1894 in Monroe. He died c. 1909. Any info re: this family and/or
the church would be greatly appreciated. Thank you !
Subject: Birth record
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2000 19:20:21 -0500
From: "Lionel J. Dry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Looking for any documentation pertaining to my grandmother Tena Nazworth
born 16 Jan 1895 in Monroe. Her father was John Henry Nazworth, mother
Callie (nee Cox) Nazworth.
Subject: Wilhite Geneology
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 14:56:09 -0500
From: Larry Estis <email@example.com>
I am seeking information on my grandfather who was named Robert "Bob"
Wilhite who lived in the Wilhite comunity.
I am intrested in putting together my family history. My father's name
was Archie Edward Wilhite. I would appreciate any help
you could give on birth and death dates, his fathers name, etc.
Subject: JOHNSON, W. Presley shot by John Wesley TAYLOR
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 00:51:43 -0500
From: "Jackie Pace" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Any information would be appreciated....
untitled newsclipping abt a murder, prob at 1960. I hope to get more information:
"A murder charge against an elderly West Monroe man, charged in the slaying of
W.P. JOHNSON, 71, Thursday night,was reduced to manslaughter today, Dist. Atty Albin P.
Lassiter said. The reduction of the charge was made pending action by the parish
grand jury, presumably in the fall term.
Facing the charge, with bond set for $3000, is John Wesley TAYLOR, 70. He is
charged with fatally shooting Johnson following an argument in front of a
residence at 307 Cotton Street, in downtown West Monroe, LA.
Following the shooting, Taylor was taken to the Charity Hosp in a state of shock,
but later transferrred to the parish jail, where he has been held.
Johnson, who resided at 211 Morris Street, died shortly after the shooting.
Officers reported the shooting occured over domestic troubles."
Subject: Seeking Birthmother or Birthfamily of Emmett Edwin ???
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 17:00:45 -060
From: Albert Cota <email@example.com>
Native son born 9/13/61, Emmett Edwin, in a Monroe maternity home,
Quachita Parish, and put up for adoption. One of the worst hurricanes
in history hit the area that day. Birthmother wanted to keep me but had
inadvertenly already signed the papers. I have been seeking my
birthfamily for many years now. If anyone has any information about
about my birthfamily and could forward this information on to them, I
would sincerely appreciate it. Albert E. Cota, 2709 Kentucky Street NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87110 OR via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for
your time. Anyone soliciting money for themselves to help me with my
search will be ignored.
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 19:52:15 -0500
From: edward c davis <email@example.com>
I am looking for information on Benjamin Parker b 1771-80 m Nancy
(Anderson?). Their children were Mar, Nancy, Benjamin, Lydia, Anderson &
Isaiah. They were in Oachita Parish in 1840. I think they later moved to
Texas. Any information on this family is greatly appreciated.
Subject: Isaac Robertson, Locke family, McCarrel family search
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 11:03:10 -0600
I am trying to find information about Isaac Robertson. He is listed on the 1820
census in Monroe. I believe he is the first husband of my great grandmother,
Mary Locke who is found on marriage records of 1821 being married to a second
husband, Jess McCarrell. I cannot find a record of Isaac's death. Isaac and
Mary had at least one daughter Ann Eliza who is my direct ancestor. Family
records often list her father as George Robinson. Could Isaac have been George
Isaac Robertson? I would appreciate any leads.
Subject: Antioch Cemetery, Cadeville, Ouachita
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 10:37:56 -0400
From: "Barbara Sherlock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am trying to locate Amanda Bryant Lolley (Jan 1840-?) supposedly buried in the Antioch Cemetery, Cadeville,
Ouachita Parish. Her brother James Martin Bryant (1835-1902) also buried there. Does this cemetery exist? Is it associated with a
church? Do you have the address/ Location? Any help would be appreciated.
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 10:59:00 -0500
From: "william baird" <email@example.com>
My grandfather was Titus Abbey Wimberly b 29 Mar 1887 d 29 Jan 1970. He was born in or around Monroe, LA. Titus
Abbey was married to Viola Humphrey in 1911. His father was Henry Taylor Wimberly b 1850 in LA (I believe it to be
Ouachita Parish) d 26 Feb 1920. Henry Taylor was married to Myra Elizabeth "Kate" Mallard/Mellard in 1870. His
father was H.A. Wimberly birth date and place unknown. H.A. married Elmer Wyatt.
When looking in the GenWeb Project for Ouachita Parish, I found that around 3 Jan 1883, H. Titus Wimberly died, "an
old and respected citizen of this parish". Does anyone know anything about this person? Also, can anyone help me to
tie the family together? Thank you. -----> Barbara Baird firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Vinson(Vincent) Grave Site
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 07:51:26 -0500
From: "Al Vinson" <email@example.com>
Jesse Vinson(Vincent)(Born in South Carolina) died July 15 1854
In Ouachita Parish Louisiana. Succession and Tutorship papers name his
Wife, Elizabeth Vinson, and His children : William Lafayette Vinson,
Louisa Jane Vinson, James Pickens Vinson, Roena Elizabeth Vinson,
Sophonia Ann Vinson, Marion Vinson (Born in Ga.), McAllister Vinson,
Delilah Vinson and Warren Vinson as survivors. However I can not find
Jesse in the 1850 Census of Ouachita Parish or his
Widow (Wife) , Elizabeth Vinson in the 1860 Ouachita Parish Census.
Searching for the Grave Site of Jesse any information would be appreciated.
Additional Information :
However the 1840 and 1850 Census of Carroll Parish La shows a Jesse M.
Vincent 1870 Morehouse Parish La. Census shows Elizabeth Vinson and son's McAllister
and Warren in Morehouse Parish living there. 1880 Census of Jackson Parish La
shows Elizabeth Vinson, Age 59 (Born in Ga.) and Son, Warren Vinson, Age 25,
(Born in Louisiana) living in household of William Richy, Age 24, and his
wife Joana, Age 23, (Both born in Mississippi).
Next door was Mac Vinson, Age 30, born in Alabama, and wife Lavinia, Age 27
Born in Mississippi. SEARCHING FOR any information on Jesse and Elizabeth
Prior to 1854 and any information on his Children after 1854 or any
information on the descendants of Jesse and Elizabeth Vinson(Vincent). I have
information on Marion and would love to share it .
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 22:36:37 -0500 (CDT)
Am looking for info. on WILLIAM DOWDY, and family. i have found him on the
1850 Jackson parish census, then on the 1860 Ouachita Parish census.
Then i loose track of him. i know most of his family stayed here but
what of William? He was married to Eliza Jane Dowdy-Malone.
Subject: John Cloud,Anna Virginia Cloud
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 16:04:18 EDT
I am looking for any information on John Cloud, b.1740 d.1840, married,
Elizabeth Betsey Lacey. They lived in Quachita Parish for a number of years
before moving to Natchitoches Parish, La. Can anyone help with information on
his daughter, Anna Virrginia Cloud(Annie)?
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 20:23:13 -0500
From: Pam Stephenson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am looking for any information about Nelle Ellen Wheeler, born Sept
24, 1871 in Monroe Louisiana. She married Frederick William Palis.
Nelle's parents were Lloyd Britton Wheeler and Rebecca J. Wolf
Subject: Fenner, Ogden, Cason, Moon
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 15:52:33 -0500
From: email@example.com (shealyj)
All these families lived in Ouachita Par. from the Fenners 1820 to the Moons 1850.
Would like to exhange information.
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 12:56:41 EDT
Would like any information, of my Grandfather's children, He was born in
Calhoun,La. Where his family lived out there lives. He married a women we don't know
who, but I do know he had three children with her and I don't have any
information on them. My grandfather married my grandmother and lost contact
and we didn't find out about this other marriage and children til after he
passed away. He went by Richard D.Dickerson b. April 12,1902 . I was told
his real name is John D. Dickerson and was called Dawin. his middle name. His
parents are Sperry F.Dickerson b.1868La. and mother was Lovenia L. Sims They
married Dec. 23,1897. On his Birth Certificate his parents names are spelled
Spiva F. Dickerson and Levenior L. Sims. But it was a delayed birth
cerificate and the witness was John S.Sims done in 1934. My G.Grandfathers
father was John Dickerson and G.Grandmother was Mary Cloud. My Grandfathers
brother were Atwood Lee Dickerson b.Oct. 1898 and Arnold Dickerson b. 1904.
If anyone can help me find my Grandfathers other children or relatives of
theres. I would think they would be around or in the Ouachita area. I was
told the children were raise by a family member. I hope you could be of help
to me and my sisters. Or tell me how to locate the information. I'm at a dead
Subject: Bushnell Family Search
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 22:30:07 EDT
I am looking for a distant family who grew up in Monroe La and graduated High
School in either 1961 or 1962..All we have is her last name Bushnell, we also
know that she went on to the University in Monroe..If you happen to know her
first name this will tie our ancestry information together. Also if anyone
has a any knowledge her whereabouts at this time.
Subject: Atwell burial cemeteries
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 09:59:51 EDT
I am trying to find the burial place for William George Atwell and his wife
Elizabeth Jones Atwell. They were living in Ouachita Parish when they died
about 1885. Do you have any cemetery record book that may have them listed?
Also looking for looking for Charles E. Atwell and his wife Emily who should
be buried in Ouachita Parish also. They died about 1884. Thanks
Subject: Old City Cemetery-Monroe
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 21:42:56 -0500
From: Sally Viada <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I know Reuben J. Embry was buried in the old Monroe City Cemetery on
DeSiard St. in 1945. I visited the cemetery last summer and could not
find the burial spot. Does anyone know where to write to find the burial
spot/or listings? I am also trying to determine if his mother Fannie
P.Cook Embry may be buried near him/ all I know of her is that she was
last known alive in 1928, at abt age 75.
Thanks, Sally in New Orleans
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 21:05:50 -0700
From: Jerry Linney <email@example.com>
I am looking for my great grandmother Eunice "Kirkland" Mathews. I don't
have her dob or date of death. I know she married my ggrandfather
William Herman Mathews who was born 12/7/1888 and they had three
daughters. The second daughter (my grandmother) Velma Mae Mathews was
born in 1912, the third daughter Gladys Mathews was born in 1917 and
then Eunice died either during child birth or after Gladys was born. I
have a copy of Velma's SS applications which states she was born in
Monroe, LA and Gladys' SS application states she was born in Oakdale,
LA. Anyone familiar with Eunice Kirkland Mathews? if not, do you have any ideas
where I can look.
Subject: Baptist Church in Ouachita Parish
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 09:23:31 EDT
Looking for information on Baptist churches of Ouachita in the 1830-1850's in
Ouachita.Ancestor Jacob Hickman was a Baptist minister then. Any one know any
books or sources on that topic? Thanks...Margretta Clark Aviles
Subject: DAWKINS to RICH
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 00:06:27 -0600
From: "ken johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Looking for any info re: my ggrandpa Benjamin Franklin DAWKINS b: 9-5-1849 in Ouachita county, louisana.
shot a man and changed his name to Benjamin Franklin RICH and then moved to Okla. would appreciate
any info. thank you, ken d. johnson, fordland, mo.
Subject: Rev. J.P. Williams
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 20:29:28 -0500 (EST)
Looking for: Bishop J.P. Williams, Third Bishop of the Independent M.E. Church of
Looking for names, dates, places, stories or anything that you are
willing to share. Does such church still exist ? It appears he was
married twice prior to his death in 1909. It is said he travelled a lot
in the Union, Lincoln and Ouachita Parish areas in his ministry. Please
email me with any info.
Subject: Tubbs Murder
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 12:01:04 EST
PERRY COLIN TUBBS, born in Perry Co., Ala. Came to Ouachita Parish about
1890; md BELLE HARDY, 1893, Ouachita Parish. In 1898, in Ouachita Parish,
Perry was shot and killed by GEORGE W. "SAM" ARMSTRONG, according to
Armstrong's daughter. (no relation to my husband's Armstrongs) Perry &
Belle were my gr. grandparents. After Perry's death, Belle married Sam
Armstrong and had 6 daughters. Can anyone supply any information about this
shooting? Why wasn't Armstrong convicted? What happened?
Subject: Calhoun family query
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 20:33:16 -0600
From: Lynda Moreau <email@example.com>
Looking for information on the Calhoun family - especially Angus G.
Calhoun, Malcolm Calhoun, Daniel G. Calhoun, and John C. Calhoun -all
brothers. Lived in Ouachita Parish during Civil War era. John C. died
1893, Daniel G. died 1899. Any information appreciated.
Subject: P A Hardy
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 22:12:34 EST
For years I've searched for this man--was told he lived in Union
Parish, in fact, he married his 2nd wife in Union Parish in 1884, but tonight
I learn that he and his family are in the 1880 Ouachita Parish soundex. Can
anyone tell me anything about Payton Hardy, his wife Elizabeth and their
children? His daughter Mollie (Mary Elizabeth) is the one in those old Bible
records I sent; she married Benjamin Henry Miller in Ouachita Parish. Would
love to hear from anyone working on this!
Subject: Update Ouachita Parish Queries
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 13:01:08 -0500 (EST)
From: Lynda Hasley Nordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Subject: LOWERY CEMETERY SEARCH
Looking for information in Ouachita Parish, LA on an old cemetery
located off Red Cut Road, West Monroe, LA. This area is called the
CutOff. My grandmother, Lessie Lowery Hooter Anding lived there
years ago with her husband, Lee Anding at the time. This old
cemetery was up on a hill, under some trees. There were
Lowerys buried there. One of my ancestors had married an Indian
Princess and was dis-owned by his family at the time. They are
buried there along with her father, an Indian Chief. If someone
finds this cemetery, I would appreciate any help on names and
dates there. I am really stuck on this line of my family.
Any help is appreciated. Willing to share information."
Lynda Hasley Nordan email@example.com
Searching for: HASLEY, KING, CHAIN, HOOTER, LOWREY, LUTRICK,
BUTLER, HENEGAR, BOOK, NORDAN
"Subject: HASLEY, HENEGAR
Searching for info on John J HASLEY md Eliza Ann HENEGAR md 23 Feb
1858 OUACHITA Parish , LA. Eliza was his second wife, first wife
Annie BUTLER. John born in Vanleer, TN (Dickson County)
Looking for any information on all of them. I have children of
John and Eliza. Willing to share.
Lynda Hasley Nordan firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for: HASLEY, KING, CHAIN, HOOTER, LOWREY, LUTRICK,
BUTLER, HENEGAR, BOOK, NORDAN
Subject: Thomas Henderson
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 15:12:21 -0600 (CST)
From: email@example.com (Robert Bordelon)
Trying to locate Thomas Henderson from monroe,la.!! I know his mom lives
there but does not answer the phone. He is in his 40s. Worked for me in the
early 70s.married my daughter she has Huntingtons really in the finally stage.
Her son, my grandsonis almost 23. He never met his dad & really wants to get
to know him. Thats it, no strings whatsoever.
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 15:28:33 -0600
From: "Kimberly McDaniel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am seeking the family of grandmother Oma Katherine Richardson (d. 1996) who
married Fred Ernest McDaniel (Still living in Union Parish) in 1930 presumably in
Ouachita Parish. Her family was from Calhoun and her siblings Defoe, Ben, Irene,
Layton Richardson and half-brother Arnold Heacock are buried in Ouachita parish
(Mt. Zion Cemetery and in West Monroe). Any information on her mother,
Emily Katherine ?? or father, Robert Richardson would be helpful.
Subject: Monroe in this Parish?
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 21:11:34 -0600 (CST)
From: A-mae-znCajun@webtv.net (Alice Chauvin Bradshaw)
JOHN ROBERT WILLIAMS was b. 28 April 1883, Monroe,
La.(?) His parents are listed as TOM WILLIAMS and ANNIE WILLIAMS. John
was listed in the 1917 war records for the WWI draft. He and G'ma (Essie
Lee Permenter) was living in a town called "HUNTER, La.", at that time.
I cant for the life of me find anything on Hunter, La.
My Grandpa, JAMES THOMAS WILLIAMS (son) of Tom
and Annie was born Logansport, La., July of 1915. My Grandpa was the
second in line of the children, they are as follows, Esther the oldest
daughter and my Grandpa James then Robert "Guy" and Mildred.
This is where it all stops.
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 23:34:10 -0500
From: email@example.com (Jones, Harry Sr.)
i was born ouachita parish 1936 ,i went to school ophs.with ralph haynes.last seen in1955 he lived
on desiard street with parents across from baptist children home.they had a wood
work shop and bait stand any info. on ralph appreshated
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 20:00:30 -0800
Am Looking for information on James (Jim) Hill and Disey Edwards family that
was in ouachita parish late 1800 early 1900 Think James died about 1900-1901 area.
Disey died in 1929 . Both are buried at old swartz cementery. at corner of hiway 80
and milhaven road. Related families are Durden, Wright, Grayson any information
on these folks would be greatly appreciated. S. L. Manning
Subject: WILLIAM W. BARTLETT
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 23:41:45 -0600
I am a descendant of William W. Bartlett, who was born in 1823 in
Wilkinson Co., MS. Sometime, he later migrated to LA. He is in the
Jackson Parish 1860 census and for all censuses until his death in 1905.
According to his Soldier's Application for Pension (1899), he said
that he lived in Quachita, Jackson, Lincoln, and Bienville parishes. I
cannot find anything about him in Quachita Parish, from which several
other parishes were formed. Can anyone assist me in this effort?
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 18:59:59 EST
I am searching for any information about my grandpa, Joseph Elbert Lovett Sr.
and his wife Annie Ronnie Hilbert Lovett. Annie died around the age 29. Her
parents were, William Hilbert and Nancy Blaizer Hilbert. I do not have any
information about my grandma and her family, other than their names. Some of
the family said they lived at some time in Ouachita Parish, La. Joseph
married Maud Lovett after Annie't death. I sure would appreciate any info
concerning these kin. I have hit a brick wall. Thanks, Pat Lovett Simmons,
Subject: Fautheree, Fatheree, Peppers
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 20:44:22 -0600
From: "Lynn Hatten" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am looking for any decendants of Steven Fautheree 1847 to 1918. I have a
Stephen A Fatheree that died in Monroe in Aug 1968 and a Issac b Fatheree from
Monroe that died in Feb 1969 but not sure if they are connected and how if anyone
has any information it would greatly be appreciated.
Yolanda Lynn Fautheree Hatten
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 07:04:31 -0500
From: "David C. Miller" <email@example.com>
I am looking for records of William Jasper Miller, who
was supposed to have lived in Monroe and died before
1984, he was married to Catherine Davis.
Any help would be appreciated. - David C. Miller - Elizabeth City, NC
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 17:06:40 EST
I am looking for information on Robert Clayton Bynum b. 1886 d.1978. He had
a son ,Barto and a sister Margaret. Margaret married Oliver Smith and they
had two daughters. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Subject: Elena Ann Hillis, wife of John Ellsworth Hillis
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:35:50 -0600
From: jwalsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seek info on Elena Ann T. Hillis, wife of John Ellsworth Hillis. She
died in Monroe, Louisiana sometime after 1939. Her husband John died 22
July 1939 in Lottie, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Her children were
Vernie Hillis, and Effie Blanche (Hillis) Marchand,wife of Alexander
Marchand. Effie and Alexander later divorced. Elena also lived in
Richland Parish in Crew Lake about 1919. Would like obituary and death
date for Elena. Also seek info on Effie Marchand and Vernie Hillis.
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 21:00:49 -0600
From: "dhnorris" <email@example.com>
I am looking for the children of Garland Clifton Henry, born 1896,
Union Co. Ar. Mar. Cumi Foster. They are buried in Hasley Cemt. West
Monroe, La. He is my grandmother brother. Also, Sue Lynn , I can not find
the children of Oliver G. Henry. The reason I need this, is that there are two
sisters, I cannot find. They were alive in 1956. Hopefully, Some one ,is still
alive in this family who can help.
Subject: Chappell / Lowery
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 13:46:00 -0600
From: "N. Wayne & Carol Russell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am looking for any information on my grandparents, John Thomas
Chappell and Eva Lowery. They were married November 3, 1895 and lived
in West Monroe, LA. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Carol Chappell Russell email@example.com
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 12:03:49 -0500
From: "John Ferguson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seeking any information on Daniel Ferguson. He died in 1840 in the
area around Monroe and supposedly is buried there (was originally
from South Carolina) . He lived with his son Turner ( or Austin )
and son's wife Adeline. We've researched cemeteries in the area
and found nothing. Any help would be appreciated.
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 22:36:50 EST
Am searching for family of Samuel L. Spencer and Nancy (or Mary C.?) Wyatt
Spencer. Family was originally from Illinois, but moved to Monroe, LA. They
lived in Monroe ca. 1930's. Had at least one daughter, Ada, married Rueben
Henry, a dentist in Monroe. Ada and Rueben had Elsie and Betty Jo.
Possible siblings of Ada were Daugherty, Scott, Neva, Etta, and Ray.
Have found other branches of the Spencer family--would like to find members
of this branch.
Subject: MOORE/BROWN FAMILIES OF OUACHITA PARISH
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 22:27:36 -0800
My great-great-grandparents, Jerry or Jeremy and Alice MOORE bore 7
children: Fannie MOORE Foster, Laura, Ella, Emma, Ed, Thomas and Maggie
MOORE BROWN. The family originated in Monroe, Ouachita Parish,
Louisiana. I know that Fannie Moore married Robert Foster and bore him
3 sons: Albert, Robert and Johnnie. My great-grandmother, Maggie MOORE
married Reverend Buford Frederick "B.F." BROWN on September 03, 1898 in
Ouachita Parish and bore 7 children: Estella BROWN, Connie BROWN
Anderson, Ponola "Pete" BROWN Lovelace, Alice "Babe" BROWN Watkins,
David Riley "Son Riley" BROWN, Elaine BROWN Parham and Jewel Edward
BROWN. Of these children, only Connie Brown Anderson remained in
Ouachita Parish and her sons Pete and Earl have also remained in
Louisiana. The family names of Britton and Ammons are connected. These
families are of African American decent. Any information will be
Subject: Russell - Spohn
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 19:35:18 EST
Seeking parents of:
Annie Jane Russell
b. Aug. 1851
m. 24 Dec. 1867 Monroe,La.
She m. Samuel Stewart Spohn
d. 24 March 1880 Monroe,La.
Lucretia Gray Spohn b. 14 Jan. 1870
Minerva May Spohn b. 1 May 1872
Anna Elizabeth"Annie" Spohn b. 16 Oct. 1874
Subject: Spohn - Hondlenk
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 19:41:08 EST
Would love any information on these people:
John Samuel Hondlenk
b. 23 Aug. 1853 Bayou Sara, La.
m. 4 April 1885 Monroe,La.
John was married to Lucretia Gray Spohn.
They had the following children:
Laconia b. 12 Feb. 1887 Monroe
John Samuel b. 31 Jan. 1889 Monroe
James Buchannan b. 16 Oct. 1891 Monroe
Subject: Robertson in Ouachita
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 15:07:52 EST
Anyone know Isaac Robertson living in Ouachita Parish in 1820? Think he is
related to my Elizabeth T. Robertson Boon living in Ouachita Parish 1820.
Thanks Margretta Clark Aviles ...
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 17:11:00 -0600
From: Frederica Wyatt <email@example.com>
My friend, Mary Gene Murr, is trying to locate the burial site of Benjamin
Tennille. Someone told her he may have died in Ouachita Parish,
Louisiana. Do you have any information on this Tennille?
An SAR Chapter in Louisiana bears his name.
Thank you for any information. Frederica Wyatt Junction, Texas
Subject: Primative Baptist Preacher - Rufus Pratt Goodson
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 21:59:41 -0600
From: "Kirk A. Weaver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rufus Pratt Goodson was a primitive baptist preacher in your area and I am
looking for any information on him. He lived in Union Parish, but I
believe he had connections with the Ouachita Parish Association of
Primitive Baptists. He was there around 1899-1918. He is my great
grandfather. Any information will be helpful. Thank you.
Subject: Tennille - Russell - Bartholomew Cem
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 11:21:44 -0500
From: "Tom Williams" <email@example.com>
Searching for descendants of the Benjamin Tennille family, General John
Hughes, A. D. Russell, Henry Hamilton Russell, Judge James McLawchlin,
Morehouse, and related families.
Also, interested in the Bartholomew Cemetery and the Tennille Cemetery.
Tom WILLIAMS, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Jennings Genealogy
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 21:49:49 -0600
From: "Johnnie Richard" <email@example.com>
I am seeking information on my grandfather, Jerry Jennings. He was married to Lottie Windom. They moved
in or near Ouachita Parish before the turn of the 1900 century. Lottie died shortly after this moved
and was buried in a cemetary called Salem. I have never been able to locate this cemetary. Jerry later
remarried (second wife unknown). He would have died about 1996 +/- a few years. Jerry had two brothers,
one supposedly moved to Texas and one moved to AK. One of Jerry's sons was Isaiah Williams (nicknamed
Bud or I.W.) Jennings, who was my father. If you have any information regarding this family, I would
appreciate any information you could provide.
Subject: MONA A McCLURE
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 19:24:59 -0500
From: JOHN CALDERWOOD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seeking any information on MONA A McCLURE, born 4 Aug 1844, married JOHN CALVIN TOLBIRD, 7 Sep 1866
in Ouachita Parish, she died 3 Oct 1910 and was buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Please e-mail
any info to [email@example.com] Thank you! Karen
Seeking any information on ADA JANE "AXIE" THOMPSON. She married LEWIS GRIFFIN 10 Oct 1864 in
Ouachita Parish and died before Aug 1877.Please e-mail any information to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Subject: Sarah Smith
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 17:38:09 +0000
From: Katherin Baker <email@example.com>
I am trying to find the burial location of Sarah Wainwright Harwell
Smith.She came to Sterlington La(Ouchita Parish) in 1865 to live with
her daughter Celestial Smith Parks,wife of Levi Parks .Levi and
Celestial are buried in Riverview Cemetery.
Sarah died in 1896(9).Celestial died in 1919.
Any help appreciated.
Katherin Baker firstname.lastname@example.org