2001 - 2002 Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Queries

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From: RRButler@aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002
Subject: Butler or Britt Families in Quachita Parish mid 1800's

I am looking for information on the Butler and Britt Families.
I have found some information on the William Robert Britt/Sallie C. Holman Britt family. They are buried in the Old Forksville Cemetery near Calhoun. I do not know how they are related to my grandmother Amanda Britt Butler. Several of their children are also buried there.
Thomas G. Butler married Amanda Britt Jan. 18, 1878.
Sons: Evans Spark Butler-Sept 21, 1882
Erastus Randol Butler-Nov. 26, 1878
Cousins: R. L. Butler-June 12, 1873
Nora Butler Rex-
If you have any information or suggestions as to how I can locate where Thomas G.; Amanda Britt Butler or any others mentioned above please contact me.

From: Mommysbundle@aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 11:21:15 EDT
Subject: Wood family from West Monroe
Looking for any information on Bobby Clyde Wood born July 24, 1931 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana and died in Vietnam on May 13, 1968. His parents may have been Charles H Wood (b. 1-22-1889 in Ouachita) and Ella Lawson (b. 2-5-1902 in Ouachita).

From: "Fred Fisher" <ffisher@houston.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 12:27:58 -0500
Subject: Wood
My grandparents Henry Eugene Martin and Frances Elizabeth (Wood) Martin lived in Monroe for many years and are buried there. It is my understanding that her family lived in Ouachita Parish also. I am looking for Julius Wood married Sally (Sarah?) Ferguson children (besides Frances) Lula, Maggie, Willie, Jasper, Jim, Edna B. ("..Edna was a half sister...").

Julius' parents were supposed to be W. R. Wood and Sarah Adams The siblings of Julius were supposed to be Robert and Beatrice.

This is all of the information I have. I have not been able to find hide nor hair of this family in any resource. Does any one have any information on this line?

Fred E. Fisher 6522 Wynnwood Houston, TX 77008-5138 Phone: 713.880.0367 FAX: 713.880.0367 ffisher@houston.rr.com

From: NewSweden@aol.com
Date: Thu Aug 08, 2002
Looking for any descendants of John Martin Crownrich who came to America from Poland, who lived at Bristle Ridge Plantation after 1855 or his brother, and who married Ellen Fenner, Mary Pratt, and Madeline Meany. Crownrich, Endom, Courtney, Kaufman, and MIller are some of the family names.
From: Treesfor2@aol.com

Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 
Subject: Oliver Regian/Region

Ok Guys, I need a spot of help. Several of us have tried to run Oliver Region to ground. I believe I have. but due to distance I'm having a bit of trouble checking records. Can someone double check me specially for Susannah D Miller

1. Oliver REGION, b. 1832 in Mississippi, (son of Eli ? RIGGIN and Susannah D MILLER). In the 1850 Census Oliver is shown in the household of John Carter. John Carter's wife is Dicey and could well have been Oliver's sister. Oliver served in the Civil War in CSA as a private Company F. 3rd(Harrison's) Louisiana Cav. He was a POW and was paroled at Monroe, Louisiana on 9 Jun 1865. Also known as REGIAN. Land records show township 18N, 2E, Section 8. (Dated 15 Jan 1858 and 24 June 1878). Document # 14293. The best bet (but only a guess) for parents of Oliver Regian are Eli Ridgen/Riggin and wife Susannah Miller. Also, over in Mississippi next to Eli is Frediac Riggin and he could be Eli's dad. On a side note. Susannah Miller buys land at the same time as Oliver and right nearby to him in Louisiana. 19N1WS23.

He married Mary J McINTOSH, 27 Jan 1853 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, marriage license 25 Jan 1853 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, b. 1838 in North Carolina, (daughter of Unknown McINTOSH and Catherine).

+ 2. i Anna REGION b. 1855.
3. ii M REGION, b. 1856 in Louisiana.
+ 4. iii Amanda C REGION b. 20 Jul 1859.
5. iv Alice R REGION, b. 31 Mar 1863 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

She married (1) Rufus Levi MURRAY, 12 Mar 1891 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, marriage license 11 Mar 1891 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, b. Dec 1865 in Mississippi.
She married (2) Thomas B BROWNE, b. 1860.

+ 6. v Elizabeth REGION b. Mar 1867.

From: blamarca@hotmail.com
DATE: Friday, July 5, 2002
Comments: I am looking for an obituary for Robert Siminton. He died
February 1980 in Ouachita Parish. Or any other Siminton information.
I live in Hammond, Louisiana, where a Siminton owns a burial plot in
Greenlawn Cemetary. I am trying to contact the owner in order to purchase.
To be near my father. Please contact me at blamarca@hotmail.com or 985-230-0745.
From: Linda H Ratcliff <munchken1@juno.com>

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:30:58 -0500
Subject: Bob patterson
I'm trying to find my grandfathers grave we thought was in Swartz, La. Opal
Addie Shelton Patterson was my grandmother, we thought he was in the
same cemetary with her -by the fence. But cant find his grave ,hers has
a tombstone..Spring Hill Cemetary .. do you know who has the records
their..I would appreciate any help . Opal Addie Shelton P atterson born
October 24, 1892 in Golconda Poke County, Illinoise-moved to Kennett ,
Brag City  , Mo. died August 31, 1953 in Monroe, Louisiana--buried-August
31, 1953-Spring Hill Cemetary , Swartz , La.married-August 04,
1917--Kennett Mo.  Dunklin county , Mo. By Judge H.T. West-to -Bob
Patterson--died about--Abt. 1926 or so  mother was around 6 years old or
so .mother was .Dorathy Lee Patterson--March 27, 1920-her only full
sister was Gracie Lee Patterson--June 04, 1922

From: angels1203@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 Subject: Thomas Wilford Smith Family frm 1920-2002 I am researching the family of Thomas Wilford Smith born Tylertown Ms,1879 married Eliza Beaube who was born in Ms, 1878. They moved to Ouachita Parish during the 1820's. Their children were: Letha Emily born Ms. ( first married Andrew Miller then Robert B. Green) Jesse James ( born Ms.) Clifton Edmond ( born Ms) married Ruby Drake then married Emily Drake and married several times after that. Ernest Ermon ( born Ms) Never married worked for years at Stagg recrecreation hall in Monroe Flora Anniedane ( Born 1907 in Ms ). First married John Nelson then George Rogers. She and Rogers owned resturants in Vidalia and later in Monroe Eliza ( Born 11/08/1908 in Natchez Ms. ) Married Ben Harville John Lester( believe he was born in Ms) married Martha waggoner moved to Dallas Texas Thomas Wilford Jr. ( born ms. or Louisiana) Married Josephine Martin
From: Linda Crooks <lhc1031@ev1.net> Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 Subject: Smith Looking for the family of Harry (Hamis) Smith, lived in Monroe, around 1900, his sister Katie Smith Crooks was my Husbands great grandmother. Other sisters and brotheres were Stonewall, Dallas,Lottie, and Minnie. Parents of Harry were Abner Smith and Elizabeth, they lived in Catahoula parish, and Rapids Parish, any information on this family would be appreciated. Linda Crooks
From: "Donna Statler" <burelison@cableone.net> Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 18:50:10 -0700= Subject: Alexander & Rice

I am looking for information on Harvey Rice and Lily Alexander as I am Gertrude Rice Moyers and they were my parents. Anything you have will be helpful. Other pieces of information I have and I am not sure how they connect are Ashley County, Arkansas and Sedalia County, Missouri?

From: "Jayne Smith Green" <1lesscd@msn.com>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 10:30:24 -0500
Subject: anna porter harrison


From: Sheryl Ellerman <sherylellerman@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 23:30:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Watson Family, Ouachita Parish, 1900 Census
My name is Sheryl Watson Ellerman and I am looking for
the family of Flora Watson that is found in the 1900
Ouachita Parish Louisiana Census.
Leven Watson

Robert Watson

I have located a file on the LDS website with these
people in it and I am trying to get in touch with the
family that submitted this file. Their name is Mr. &
Mrs. Paul D. Tolbird, last known address was Monroe,
LA. If anyone knows these people would you get them
to contact me at sherylellerman@yahoo.com. I live in
Winnsboro, La. so I am close. Leven Watson is my
great grandfather and I believe strongly that these
two families are connected. I have been looking for a
long time to find my Watson family roots.

From: davidkstorms@msn.com
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 02:32:43 -0400
Subject: Milton Coverdale

On her deathbed, my grandmother, now deceased, told my mother that my mother's biological father was a man by the name of Milton Coverdale, Jr. from Quachita Parrish-Monroe, Louisiana. She said he was in the military when he was killed during the war (WWII), and she was also in the military at the time. She was pregnant with my mother when he was killed, and promptly married the only man my mother would know as her father. I think she said he was an attorney. My mother is the only child of five children that does not look like any of the other siblings: she is slender, 5'4, blue eyes, and dark brown hair with auburn highlights. All the other children are big boned and very heavy, so the story is plausible.

Do you know how I could confirm or disprove this information? Do you know how I could get information about him, his family, or his death?

From: missty145@webtv.net (Faye Conley)
Fri, 17 May 2002 14:56:39 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Cook-Embry
My name is Alice Faye Embry-Conley, I was born in Monroe,La. However
most of my decendants are from Jackson Parish. I am living in Ms, at
present so I am trying to find info on my great grandmother since I
think she was born in ms. Her name was Fanny P Cook, (father, Jushua P
cook) Married to Jarvis Milam Embry. I had a great uncle rubin than run
a fish market in monroe. I was hoping to find someone else searchomg
this line.

From: "Paul Marx" <Paul_Marx@msn.com>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 15:55:25 -0500
Subject: David Sloan Bomar

I have information that David Sloan Bomar, wife Jane Buckley, and first three children Emma Bomar, Fannie Bomar, & Mattie Bomar moved to Monroe, LA about 1875 from Spartanburg, SC. They later had Maggie Bomar, Ida Bomar, & William Eliga Bomar, all born in Monroe, LA. I have no further information except on William who moved to Baton Rouge.
Would appreciate any information on this family. Death dates, where buried, children's spouses, etc.

From: Lauradah@aol.com
Thu, 16 May 2002 13:57:50 EDT
Subject: William Lanehart Creighton Suttonmy
My grt-grt-grt-grandfather, Daniel Isaac Sutton was an attorney in
Monroe,Louisiana in the mid to late 1820's. He was 1st married to Sidney Ann
Fondice of Opelousas, Louisiana and 2nd to Rachal Ann (Parks) Hermason of
Monroe. This Rachal Ann(maiden name Parks) had previously been married to a
Hermason. Daniel Isaac Sutton had three children by the first wife and one
by the second. Of the children by the first wife, the 1st child was my
grt-grt grandfather, Henry Lanehart Creighton Sutton, born in Monroe,
Louisiana Jan 3rd, 1816. He married Eliza Jane Spurlock probably of the
"Spurlock" fmily of the Lake Providence area. Henry and Eliza Jane had ten
children. They are listed in the 1860 census of Cathoula Parish as follows:
Sally, age 14: Henry M,age 13: William C. age 9: Virginia H. age7: George R.
age 4: Robert S. age 2; Daniel J (, it should be an I for Isaac) age 2:
Thomas P. H. age 6/12.
I am interested in making contact with any of the descendants of the
sidlings of my grt-grandfather who is the William C. age 9 listed in the
1860 census.
Monroe "Dwight" Arender
E-mail Lauradah@aol.com
or Monroe "Dwight" Arender
P. O. Box 353
Hughes Springs, Tx.

From: Tootie4@aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 16:02:14 EDT
Subject: Henry Dickerson,Ouachita Parish, Bastrop LA

Have copy of ltr from Henry to "brother" dated 1847. He refers to wishing he
could return to Gloucester for visit. Mentions new son,age 6 mos., named
William Walter. Asks to be remembered to Mother Dorcas & husband, Judith,
and Elias, your lady, and all the children. I'm told Henry is an ancestor,
but have not been able to determine who "brother" is in our family. Any help
will be appreciated. Thanks, Sadie Dickerson Baker

From: Coolbiker4ever@aol.com
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 02:09:21 EDT
Subject: Arrant

I am trying to locate birth, death or any paper work for Mary selslee Arrant. Born appox.1920 had a child 6-11-1937 at St. Francis sanitarium in Monroe Louisiana. I have been told that birth cert. has this info (for child) please help if you can I have been unable to verify any of this info Born 130 PM June 11, 1937. Helen Louise white father George w. white. District 37-2243, Doctor Francis p rizzo mother(mary) was born sterlington louisanna,occupation house wife............If you can't help can you recommend what I should do to locate this info? all of this info was obtained from Helen who is my mother......I was abandoned when I was 2 Have located my mother who is still alive but does not seam to want to help trace the family tree,( She is of strong Cherokee back ground and drinks quite heavily unable to carry a long conversation). If you can or can't help thanks any ways I have no Idea how to get this info but know I will some how........Pat striffler P.O. box 275 Jacksonville Oregon 97530

From: "Pat and Trish" <pjansen@nycap.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 18:24:35 -0400
Subject: Relatives from Ouachita Parish
I've come across some family info indicating that my Great Grandmother Ida B. McCool (McCool was her married name) was born on November 28th, 1876 in Ouachita Parish. Her parents were James M. Robets born 10/21/? and Elizabeth McNorton Roberts born 8/8/?. Both were born in Macon County, Georgia. She was the youngest or 9 or 13. I'm assuming they married and moved to Louisiana. Both parents died in or near Ouachita Parish sometime aroung 1912 or so. Do you have any advice on finding out more information on Ida?
Trish Embree

"Hollowell" <holwel@tvec.net>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 18:01:54 -0500
To: <suelynn@bayou.com>
Eunice C. BRUMFIELD PRESTRIDGE was born Oct. 30, 1906. She died Apr. 07, 1974. She was interred in Halsey Cemetery in Ouachita Parrish, LA. She was married to Lida Estell PRESTRIDGE. I would love to hear from any descendants.

From: "Kimberly McDaniel" <kimberly.mcdaniel@gte.net>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 09:11:45 -0500
To: <suelynn@bayou.com>
Subject: Looking for Ouachita Parish family
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 Ada Hattaway (buried at the Liberty Baptist Church in Calhoun), or father, Robert Richardson (unknown burial) would be helpful.

From: Shep6016@aol.com
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 19:42:54 EDT
One of my great.. uncles moved to Ouchita parish, la. inthe 1900,s 1920,s. 
his name was John A. Neyland who was married to Virginia Sutton, I think he 
had two children, who,s names are vera, and Robert Wright, would like to know 
the death dates, and birth datesof this family..maybe they lived in moorehead 
parish at some time.. He is the son of Robert H. neyland and anne McCraine. 
Any information will be helpful.

From: BROACH448@aol.com Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 Subject: Dickerson, Parker, George, Vicker

I am Linda Moore Box, great, great grandaughter of Lydia Ann Dickerson, who had a bro., George Washington Dickerson (parents: Isaac Dickerson & Martha Vickers). I am in possession of the originals of two letters written in 1862. The first was written on July 25, 1862 from George W. "Bud" to his sister Lydia Ann "Annie" from Camp Mason?, Madison? Parish while he was serving as a Confederate soldier. He describes "a fever" in the camp that had killed several members of their company. He also discusses and asks about many of their friends and neighbors back home in Ouichita Parish, near Monroe. He gives her info. on the friends and neighbors and relatives who are serving with him. The second letter, written on August 2, 1862, is the reply from "Annie" to her brother "Bud". She discusses the crops and the weather and talks about the friends and neighbors and families who are still there in Louisiana, missing their sons and brothers who are fighting in the war. In follow-up research through the Civil War Archives, it was discovered that George Washington Dickerson died from "a fever" very early in August, 1862, shortly after he received his letter from his sister. It is presumed that "Annie" saved her last letter from her brother and that probably his letter from her was in his possession when he died and was returned to the family, and saved. The letters have been copied and are available for any of the family who would like a copy. They have been treated with an "archival preservative" to help prevent any further deterioration. The letters were passed down thru our family from Kathryn Mahala Parker Rust (my g-g'mother), daughter of Lydia Ann Dickerson.
Lydia Ann Dickerson m. John Aaron Parker, son of West Parker & Mahala George and moved to Red River Co. in n.e. Texas
Catherine/Kathryn Dickerson (sis. of Lydia) m. Joseph Warren Parker, bro. of John Aaron Parker
Other names mentioned in the letters: Dr. Stinson, Bob Roberts, Bill Ray, Sherrod & Lucious Roberson, Mary and Marion Parker & their Uncle James, Isam Nettles, A. G. Wood, Willis Cockrell?.
I will be glad to make copies of these letters for anyone who is interested, or to post on this site. They are difficult to read, but very interesting! Linda B. in Tx.

"william smith" <smith.w@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 08:34:32 -0500
Subject: Howard-McLaurin families
Share data on family of Henry and Christian McLaurin HOWARD, who lived in Ouachita Parish
in 1830s and early 1840s, in Trenton community. Also LYNCH family of that period.

"JACQUELINE WALDRAN" <wizofoz397@msn.com>
Thu, 4 Apr 2002 19:47:41 -0500
Subject: St. Matthews Church and Cemetary
I am trying to find information on my ansestors in Monroe. My great grandfathers name was
Lawrence R. Powers and my great grandmothers name was Mary Elizabeth (Scarborough) Powers.
They were married and baptised in St. Matthews Church. Both of their funerals were there
also and they are buried in St. Matthews Cemetary, with a son Brunot and an uncle Robert
and a couple of other relatives. They had 5 children ( Ashford, Brunot, Celestine,
Elisabeth and Marie, my grandmother). I am looking for any information on this family.
I have no information on Ashford at all. I am also looking for pictures of the cemetary
and church. Any information would be helpful!!
Michelle Waldran

From: "GLORIA HILBERT" <gloribee42@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 12:09:36 -0500 Subject: Looking for the Hilbert family The little bit of info that my husband has is that his father's name was John Henry Hilbert born March 15, 1926 place... don't know. died July 1973 in Ouachita Parish and his S.S.# was 434-42-1125. My husband was raised in a foster home and his real mom said she was married to John Henry Hilbert. my husband's mom's name is Doris Jean [ maiden name... Carroll ] my husband has an older brother who was raised by Doris's family. Doris also said that John Henry had 2 brothers a Tex Hilbert and a Jo Hilbert. My husband said he remembers seeing a picture of John Henry in a navy suit. Any more information on John Henry would greatly appreciated.
From: "John-Bonnie Evans" <jbevans@worldnet.att.net> Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 07:46:46 -0600 Subject: EVANS/HAYLES/NEAL I'm looking for graves for Thomas V. EVANS & his wife Lallie HAYLES EVANS. I found his daughter Audrey E. NEAL & her husband Paul J. NEAL at Mulhearn Cemetery. I looked over all of the cemetery listings on the OUACHITA Parish listings and haven't found Tom & Lallie. Any ideas? I've sent off for Paul NEAL's death certificate, so that may have something on it.
From: JRBK65@aol.com Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 21:35:25 EST Subject: Ouachita Parish I am trying to find the location of Forksville, La. I know there is or was a Masonic (Urim) Lodge #111 located in that area. The Tinsley family member that I am searching for died in 1855, and we think from that area since I have a record of the lodge with his name on it the year before he died. Can you help me with the location, and possibly cemeteries for that area? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
From: GeraldZeigler@cs.com Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 23:13:51 EST Subject: lost relatives and family pleaase help or direct this "novice" where to go. looking fot family tree to complete my history. father - lewis gerald zeigler dob - 11-27-1921 dod - 09/1978 g/father - nicholas hood zeigler dob - 07/18/1899 dod - 02/28/1959 g/mother - elma zeigler (boatright) dob - 02/16-1899 dod - unknown gg/father - lewis s. zeigler unknown dates gg/mother - mary f. - unknown dates any information or directions would be greatly appreciated the information i have is limited and i stumbled on it quite by accident and do not remember how to get back as best i can gather, most all are interred at twin cities memorial gardens, west monroe louisana. thank you , gerald howard zeigler, pobox 536, falkville, alabama 35622
From: "Lillie Nalepa" <nalepas@txucom.net> Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 08:17:50 -0600 Subject: Michael Sullivan My Great-Grandfather (Michael Sullivan), came over from Ireland during the Potato Famine. I think he was a young man when he came here. He might have come into New Orleans, on the "Jeanie Johnston", as he migrated to Ouachita Parish. He was married to A. (Adalene)S. Brown, on May 18,1867. They had three children, Graton Sulliven, (who married Lillie Eliza Smith) Era Sullivan, (married Charlie Walker), Delia Sullivan, (married J.C. Wallace) I have two deeds where he bought land. October 29,1870, Certificate #509--Patent # 661. February 10,1881--Homestead Cert.# 930, application #2824.Recorded Vol 2--Page 393. I don't have his date of Birth, or any info on where in Ireland he came from. If you can give me any information, I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Lillie Nalepa
From: "JACQUELINE WALDRAN" Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 Subject: 1911 Obit I am looking for an obit for my greatgrandmother. Her name was Mary Elizabeth Scarborough Powers. She was born in Monroe Louisiana February 2, 1873. She died April 18, 1911. She was 28 years old. Her cauce of death was pneumonia. She had 5 children, ages 2 months-12 years. Her husbands name was Lawrence Remigius Powers. She is buried in St. Matthews Cemetary.
From: "Donna Statler" Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:18:57 -0800 Looking for information on Lillie Mae Alexander born about 1902 or 1903 in your parish.
From: "Carroll, Robert A" Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 16:48:04 -0600 Subject: Carroll Seeking information on John Carroll, wife Frances, children James, Albert, Emily and Oscar in 1860 Ouachita Ward 9 census. He joined Co. K. 31st La. Infantry and perhaps died at Vicksburg. Can't find Frances after 1860 nor their son Oscar. Emily married Joel Richard Hendrix in West Monroe in 1876. James and Albert appear in 1880 Union Parish census. John, brother William and sister Melinda are with widowed mother Esther (also known as Sarah) in 1850 Ouachita Ward 9 census. William is still with mother (listed as Sarah) in 1860 Ouachita Ward 9 census.
From: "barron brandon" Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:44:51 -0700 Subject: Barron's I am looking for any information on Barron's in Ouchita county. My Grandfather was born in Friendship in 1912. James C Barron. Thank you Elpasolds@hotmail.com
From: "Jimmy & Sherlyn Caraway" Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 22:10:47 -0600 Subject: Mason-Betterton's of Union parish

I'm looking for the parents of James H. Mason and his sister, Margaret Mason. James was born in 1846 and Margaret in 1841. Their parents must have been dead by 1850 since they are listed from then on with other families. Both lived in Union and Morehouse parishes during their upbringing. James H. Mason married Lucy Caroline Betterton and Margaret married Thomas C. Lewis. Any information on their parents/siblings most appreciated.

From: Ronnie whitten
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:47:08 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Elmira STEVENS - James KELLEY/KELLY
Elmira J KELLEY sold 80.05 acres of land 01 august 1844 and 79.93 acres
same date 159.87 acres same date. James KELLY sold 39.94 acres 20 june 1837
James JONES sold 79 acres 15 june 1837 all of the above took place in
ouchita parish. Louisiana
Elmira STEVENS was born in louisiana 14 September 1816 where and married
james KELLY 01 october 1834 had kids james died
Elmira married James JONES 17 january 1848 had kids James died 07
december 1851 Elmira then married John CHAMBLISS had kids as far as i know all of
the marriages wre in texas and most of the kids were born in texas where
did James KELLEY/KELLY get the land was it bounty land possibly for
service in war i don't know need help thanks

From: MCash32@aol.com
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 11:05:42 EST
Subject: Asa Bell Cash
I am looking for any records on Asa Bell Cash. His wife was Julia (Wolle) Cash
and he had 7 children, one of which , Roy Wesley Cash, was my grandfather. I believe
he is buried in Hasley Cemetary on Arkansas Rd. in West Monroe. He probably died
sometime in the 1930's. He was born in Sheridan, Arkansas.

From: "Leslie"
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 19:16:34 -0700
Subject: Genealogy/Marriage License
Hi! I am trying to find out if a marriage license might have been issued
in Ouachita County between the years 1941-1944 (but most likely 1942-43) to a
ROBERT RAYMOND TOURNAT, birthdate 17 Dec 1916. I only know that his wife's
first name was GAYLE E. He was stationed at Selman Field in navigators' school.
I intend to check all the parishes around Monroe because I hear that is where
she was from. He died in 1944 in WWII, and I've been trying to trace where he
was; his sister is my mother and the family never knew anything about his movements
before going into the war. Thank you SO MUCH for your assistance!

From: Liz Fraure
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 13:24:58 -0600
Subject: frasier/johnson/goolsby
Fred Frasier (any spelling) was my great grandfather. He & lst wife had
three children. My great grandmother was his second wife Annie
Johnson. They had three sons. (1) William (Will) Luther born 14 Jul
1887 died 28 Jun. 1974 (2) Jeff Norman (my grandfather) born 20 Sep.
1890 died 23 Mar. 1964 and (3) James Wesley born 29 Jan. 1891 died 12
Jun. 1973. James war records show his birthplace as W. Carroll Parish, La.
He told us his father died when he was five (1896). Have copy of
marriage license Mrs. Annie Johnson wed 19 May 1898 Neshoba, Ms. to
Charley T. Goolsby born 1875 his parents from Tn. Uncle of Charley was
John Stephens. He put up bond for marriage. 1900 Neshoba, Ms. Census
shows three step-sons living with Goolsby step-grandmother Catherine
Goolsby head, her son Charley, his sister and step sons. 4 Apr. 1906
have copy of marriage license from Morton, Scott, Ms. Charlie Goolsby
wed Mollie Buckner born 1879. Charley's Uncle John Richardson put bond
up for this marriage. Three brothers left Goolsby home in 1900.
Desperate for any information on Frasier, Johnson or Goolsby to help
locate great grandparents. Thanks for your time.

From: "Carter, Fletch (F.)" <fcarter1@ford.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 01:08:14 -0500
Subject: Jonathon Locke
I am looking for information about the Locke family that supposedly lived in Monroe,
Lousiana (Ouachita Parish) in the late in 1700's to about 1820. Particularly,
I am interested in Jonathon and his daughter Mary.

From: "Al Vinson" <r-avinson@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 19:29:56 -0600
Subject: Jessee and Elizabeth Vinson
Jessee and Elizabeth were married on 3 Jan 1837 in Fayette Co., GA.
( SOURCE: CD 226 GA Marriages, screen 14 of 16)

Jesse Vinson and family were enumerated in the 1850 census of Hinds County, MS on page 206. The census states Jesse was 40, a laborer, and born in North Carolina. His wife, Elizabeth, was 27, and born in Georgia. Children were:
1. William S. (age 13, born in Georgia)
2. Louisa (age 10, born in Georgia)
3. James B. (age 8, born in Georgia)
3. Roanna (age 7, born in Georgia)
4. Safrona (age 6, born in Georgia)
5. Marion (age 5, born in Alabama)
7. McAllister (age 3, born in Alabama)
8. Infant female (age 3 months, born in Mississippi)

Jesse Vinson(Vincent) 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.

I have not been able to locate his Widow (Wife) , Elizabeth Vinson or family
in the 1860 Ouachita Parish or Morehouse Parish Census.

The 1870 Morehouse Parish La. Census shows her(Elizabeth Vinson) and son's
McAllister and Warren in Morehouse Parish living there.

The 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(Her Son), Age 30, born in Alabama, and wife Lavinia,
Age 27
Born in Mississippi.

SEARCHING FOR any information on Elizabeth Vinson and her family from 1854 to 1870. (after her husbands death in 1854 and to her appearance in the 1870 Morehouse Parish Census..)

"Michelle Crowell" <crowellc@cwnet.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 01:13:24 -0800
Subject: Taylor, Brown, Pugh, and Warship Families
I am the daughter of Rose Marie Brown, born 11-23-1929 in Monroe, LA - died 11-9-1965 in Richmond, CA. Her father was Raymond Charles Brown, born 3-28-1907, in ?, LA - died 7-1979 in Lake Charles, LA. My mother's mother was Bertha Mary Taylor, born 2-7-1911, originally from ?, LA - died 1-28-1968 in Los Angeles, CA. Bertha had a son, James "Uncle Jimmie" Lee Pugh, born 5-5-1928, in ?, LA - died 9-27-1997 in Jonesboro, GA, but I have no knowledge of his father. Bertha's parents were Tillman Taylor and Daisy Warship. Daisy was part Indian (Black Feet, Choctaw,?) My mother, Rose, and Uncle Jimmie left Monroe, LA and moved to Los Angeles, CA with their mother Bertha sometime in the 1930's. Don't know if Bertha and Raymond, Bertha and ?Pugh, or Tillman and Daisy were married since I can't find marriage records for either couple.
My grandfather Raymond had two brothers, Clemon and John Brown, both live in Louisiana. Don't have records of their parents name's or origins.

From: "Paul & Fredreica Speyer" <speyer@bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001
Subject: Dortch of Ouichita Parich. LA
Robert Dortch settled in Ouachita Parish in West Monroe, La. near Bayou De Siard.
Robert Dortch was a member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge 24 in the 1860's. He died near 
Oxford, Mississippi, on December 4,1869, at age 40. He was born about 1829. He married Mary Bethune Martin, the
daughter of John Bethune Martin of Moore County, NC and Nancy Hill Harris of Montgomery County, NC. 
Robert Dortch and Mary Bethune Martin were married before 1861 in Holly Springs, Marshall County,
Mississippi as per LDS Patron Sheets.

While in Raleigh at the State Archives, I found a book by Daniel Allan
McDonald that said that John Bethune Martin was living with his
daughter, Mary Bethune Martin, in Monroe, LA, when he died. The book
also stated her husband was "a wealthy planter named Robert Dortch"
whose family was from NC.

My true quest is to find the location of Robert Dortch's burial and,
hopefully, the date of death, will and tombstone of his father-in-law,
John Bethune Martin. Any names, dates and places anyone could share on
the Dortch Family in Ouchita Parish, LA would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks! Fredreica speyer@bellsouth.net

From: "Colleen Gough" <cgough1947@home.com> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 08:58:56 -0500 Recentry found that I am the Granddaughter of Joseph P. Lincecum of this area... any info would be appreciated. Also the Granddaughter of Ann Autrey whose parents were Elijah Autrey and Wadie Yates Autrey. thank you
From: "Amos, Terry" <Terry.Amos@bestbuy.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:05:36 -0500 Subject: Lester Amos Hello, My name is Terry Amos I am the Son of Lester Amos. I am looking for information on my father (Military, Parents, Land, etc.) . (b) 24 Apr 1914 - (d) Oct 1974. He was married once before to Louise Amos, in this marrige they had a daugther named Carylon. Any information would be helpful.
From: "Francesca M. Sutton" <fmrs@mail.utexas.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:56:43 -0500 Subject: Ouachita Parish Query [I'm entering this again, as my old query in 1999 has an old e-mail address on it] Looking for any possible family information on Benjamin C. ELLIS (b. NC 1910) and Charity FIELDS (b. TN 1912). I have found many "Benjamin Ellis"es, but none married to a Charity. Would like to find out when they came to LA, to Ouachita Parish, what the Benjamin did for a living, when and why they then moved to Downsville (where they are buried). Also seeking info on their son George H. ELLIS, b. 1845 Mississippi, Sergeant with Co. I, 5th LA Cavalry on Confederate side. Paroled on 12 Jun 1865 at Monroe LA, 12 Jun 1865. All else I know about him is that he married a "Nettie".
From: "Carolyn" <mssmb@netdoor.com> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 12:54:37 -0500 Subject: McKee Family of Sterlington, La. I am seeking the names of my McKee gggrandparents who lived in Sterlington. His b. is June 1837 and d. is Dec. 3, 1892. Her d. is 1839 and d. is May 29, 1892. Their children are Mary McKee b. March 31, 1874, Lilly McKee b. August 13, 1876, and Hence McKee b February 29, 1892. Mary is my line and she married Zachariah Kober of Wayside, MS on December 25, 1892 - presumably in Sterlington. Mary died in 1926 at Wayside. Thank for any information. Carolyn Sturdivant
From: "olivia hood" <marva84@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 19:23:47 +0000 Subject: DUNN FAMILY I am Desiree Dickerson. I am a direct descendent of Delridge and Tutah Dunn of Monroe, La. I am the great- granddaughter of their daughter Grace Dunn. I am looking for any infrormation on my family and the location of any living relatives. Grace married Rochester Beckwith and moved to gary, in.
From: SVsys@aol.com Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 22:25:57 EDT Subject: Vickory Seeking information on Marmaduke and/or Joshua Vickory. They show in probate records of 1838 and 1853. Also show in land records. Spelling can also be Vickrey, Vickery or Vicary. Trying to tie back to Vickreys of Mo, Tn and N,C.
From: Jerry Harris <jharris@sktc.net> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:51:50 -0500 Subject: Ouachita Co. query I am looking for the cemetery that Abe Taylor is buried in, he was born Sept. 19, 1885 and died Oct. 10, 1968 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. Any help appreciated.
From: kcforever@webtv.net (Carole and Keith) Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 10:30:21 -0500 (CDT) Subject: STRICKLAND/THOMPSON Looking for any information on Alma Strickland who was in Louisiana in 1941-1942-may have been with soldier whos last name was Thompson looking for sibling's. http://community.webtv.net/kcforever/FamilyHouse
From: "Toy Humphreys" <thumphr5@bellsouth.net> Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 19:03:00 -0700 Subject: U. E. "Jack" Blackwell I am looking for information on the above-named who may have been married to my great-grandmother Parthena (Parthenia) Elizabeth ? prior to 1904. Parthena married Floyd Blakeney in 1904 in Ouachita Parish. These people lived in the Luna community.
From: "Diane M. Gunter" <dmgunter@wnonline.net> Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 21:34:28 -0500 Subject: Sanders My g-g-grandfather was Joseph Andrew Jackson Sanders, born 1824 in Georgia; his wife's name was Mary Ann. Before he, his wife, and two sons, John and Alexander, moved to Natchitoches Parish in 1872, he had lived in Ouachita Parish. I am interested in any information on this Sanders family living in Ouachita Parish particularly Mary Ann's maiden name. Thanks. Diane Gunter, Natchitoches, La.
From: "The Websters" <bee-gard@lcc.net> Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 05:44:57 -0500 Subject: Parker - Holman Family I am tracking Wesley Holman married Elizabeth Parker 20 Feb. 1866 in Ouachita Parish, LA. Believe her father was Westley Aaron Parker and Mahala George. Wesley and Elizabeth Parker children are: Harvey Hilton, Joseph Clarence, Elmina, Mattie, William Henry. Is anyone familiar with this family? Some in this family lived in Hughes Co., OK and Cooke Co., TX. Please contact if you have any information. Thanks, Mary Webster, Huntsville, TX.
From: <txsoccer@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:43:12 -0500 Subject: Renwick Statue Oral family history says there is a statue of a Renwick.The location of the statue is unknown. My Renwicks are Dr. Nathan Renwick born in SC moved to La Grange, Ga 1830 and later to Quachita Parish, La. Dr. Renwicks obit is in the Quachita Telegraph in 1867. Wiley Polk Renwick ,Dr. Renwicks son, fought in the 3RD Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War.He also lived in LA. Dr. Renwick is my ggg grandfather. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Robert D. Pollard, Duncanville, Tx

From: "Beverly Collins" <beverlyjoyce@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: beverlyjoyce@earthlink.net
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 20:57:11 -0700
Subject: Mathew and Annie Johnson family of Bosco La.
I'm researching the genealogy of my gr gr maternal grandparents, Mathew and Annie Johnson who were married after the Civil war and lived in Bosco La. According to family rumor, Mathew was Irish and Annie was Indian (tribe unknown) Prior to marriage she lived in a local Indian village. They had several children, one of which was my grandfather Nathaniel Johnson. Among his siblings was John, Bud, (maybe a nickname) Ophelia, Bert and maybe others. Nathaniel Johnson married Luvonia Racy Johnson. Their children were Willie, Orell (my mother) Ethel Lee, Nathan, Evora, Leamon (who played baseball in the Negro League) and Annie. Nathaniel moved his family to Crossett Arkansas. All information regarding the Johnson family heritage and the burial site of Mathew, Annie, Nathaniel and Luvonia Johnson will be greatly appreciated.

: "Shirley Baker" <younghistory@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 03:31:49 +0000
Subject: Nathan and Rebecca Thornton
Nathan Thornton was born ca. 1833 in Louisiana. His wife, Rebecca, was born ca. 1836 in Mississippi. I believe they had at least 8 children:
John born 1859 in La; Sarah born 1862 in La; Mariah born 1864 in La; Polly born 1866 in La; Rose born 1868 in La; Lizzie born 1870 in La; William born 1872 in La and Alice born 1877 in La
Nathan and Rebecca are listed in Lincoln Parish on the 1880 census and in Ouachita Parish on the 1870 census. Is anyone else reasearching this family? Does anyone have any more information on this family? I have heard that Nathan was Indian but the census record lists him as

"Beverly Collins" <beverlyjoyce@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 20:57:7 -0700
Subject: Location of Bosco Baptist Church
To: The person who wants to know the location of the Bosco Baptist Church in Quachita Parish La. The church is located near the Bosco Fire Station off Hwy. 165, south of Monroe La. and north of Columbia La.

"charlie newman" <charlienewman@home.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:03:59 -0700
Subject: Truman Newman
I am looking for information on Truman L. Newman. He was born in Ouachia Parish, Louisiana about 1827. Truman moved to Texas, approximately 1846. We think his parents names were Freeman and Virginia Newman. He was kin to Lemuel Newman, (1779-1851, Lemuel was buried in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA.), as he was included in his will. If you can confirm this and supply any additional information it will be appreciated.

: Joy <kjoydm@mcc4u.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 13:04:16 -0500
Subject: Bush
I am looking for information on the family of Martha "Patsy" Arledge and George Bush. They are listed in the 1840 Census for Ouachita as living on Totque ? Bayou and George Bush died in 1842. Martha bought land there from a Richardson. They are not on the 1850 census under the bush name. I have no names for the children. Any information on them will be greatly appreciated

From: HeartoftheWind@aol.com
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 22:37:20 EDT
Subject: Henry Gunter and Sarah George
My Gr-grandparents, Henry Gunter and Sarah George were married 'APRIL 24th, 1847 in 'Quachita Parish, La.
Children born in Quachita Parish, are: MaryAnn Gunter...(b) abt. 1848; Martha Isabella Gunter...(b) abt 1849; James Malcolm Gunter (b) Oct. 28th, 1852, Quachita Parish, Monroe, La.; Lessee Gunter; John H. Gunter
Some of this information came from the 'LDS' and other info came from some relatives. Wanting to know if anyone out there knows anything about 'HENRY GUNTER.

From: GayeHall@cs.com
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 21:40:59 EDT
Subject: John Hugh Mayes,Sr.
Trying to find data on John Hugh mayes,Sr. and his wife,Ollie . They lived at
106 Ozone St. in West Monroe,La. and attended Ridge Avenue Baptist Church.
Their son William (Bill) and his wife Maude Humphries were members
there,also. If anyone can find any photos ,etc. about them, PLEASE share with
me. They were my grandparents and uncle and aunt. E-mail any info to
gayehall@cs.com Thank you

From: Lapsearch@aol.com
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 23:33:51 EDT
Subject: McGrew family in Ouachita Parish, LA
I am researching the McGrew family in Ouachita Parish. My Ouachita Parish line begins with John Westley Mcgrew (B:1819 & D:1880 in Ouachita Parish). His wife was Mary "Polly Ann" Cockrell. Their son was James Calvin Mcgrew (B:03/18/1841 & D:04/11/1925 both in Ouachita Parish). His wife was Martha Amanda Bryan. Their son was Joseph Lonzo McGrew (B:09/24/1874 in Ouachita
Parish & D:05/30/1963 in Rapides Parish). His wife was Anna Vashaba Simmons. Joseph and Anna are my great-grandparents. Do any of these names ring a bell? I would appreciate any information re: any McGrew's in your tree because there are many children and siblings which I'm also researching.

From: Diane Scheller <dianejp@pacbell.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 11:35:08 -0700
Subject: Dowdy, Saddler
Jessie (Mary) b.1897 in Boeuf and Clara Bell (Aussie) Dowdy b.1895 in Boeuf, were orphaned in Swartz in 1905 and sent to Buckner's Orphanage in Dallas, TX. Their father James M. Dowdy b. 3/20/1844 AL/GA worked for the railroad d. 9/10/1903 and mother Mary Elizabeth Saddler Dowdy b. 5/1855 Al/GA. d. 10/3/1905. They arrived 11/30/1905 at the orphange and were signed in by E. T. McKenna, R. M. Brimberry and Rev. J. W. Weatherly of Colby, LA. I have not been able to find any death, or church records of these events. Can anyone help??

From: Ray Holt <mrholtsr@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 06:13:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: David Woodard Hall
My ggrandfather, David Woodard Hall died at Luna, Ouachita Parish, LA 7 Jul 1905. He had three children
from his first marriage to Mary Jane Davis: William David Hall, Leyttie Hall (my grandmother who was
married to John Jefferson Holt), and Laura Hall. No children to his second wife, Mary Smith. One son to
hie third wife, Susan Davis: Mason Hall. I don't know if Mary Jane and Susan were related. Any info would
be appreciated. Thanks, Ray Holt

From: redneck@teche.net (Willett, Bonnie)
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 23:43:56 -0500
Subject: Elizabeth Henrie Barlow Duke Alexander died Ouachita Parish
Elizabeth Henrie Barlow Duke Alexander of Avoyelles Parish died August 27, 1869, while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robertson in Cuba, Ouachita Parish, La. I am searching for information on Mrs. Robertson and the burial sight of Mrs. Alexander. I have been told that at that time, burials were across the Ouachita River in the hills. Any information will be greatly appreciated.  Elizabeth Henrie (Henarie) was the daughter of Samuel Henarie and Mary Welch.   Bonnie Willett

"cphansen" <cphansen@socal.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 09:19:47 -0700
Subject: McElrath Family of Ouachita Parish
The 1880 US Census list Mary McElrath and her daughter, Eugenia. I havereason to believe that Mary was the Mother of Charlie McElrath (1869-1945) of West Carroll Parish. Charlie married Francis Sammons and had four daughters: Lela McElrath Williamson, Mary Alma McElrath Smith, Ellen McElrath Tyson, and Ossie McElrath Fleming, all of Northeast Louisiana. I appreciate any and all help!

lee rhoades <lrhoades@telepath.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 23:42:22 -0500
Subject: Frank Thompson
I'm searching for the family of George and Hester Thompson. They lived in Monroe in the early and mid 50s. Frank was their oldest son. There was also Eddie, Frances, Helen.           Yvonne Rhoades yvrhoades@yahoo.com

From: "Renee' Brown" <rbrown30@shreve.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 21:12:09 -0500
Subject: Brown Family in Ouachita Parish
Looking for information on family of Squire P. Brown listed in 1830 Cencus of Ouachita Parish. Squire P. Brown is my GGG Grandfather. I have information from 1830 forward. Need information on Squire's father and mother. I know he was born in 1799 in South Carolina. Any information would be appreciated.

From: LRob116791@aol.com

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 13:22:41 EDT
Subject: Roberts family
I have a record of David C. Roberts md. Nancy Haring on 16 Sept. 1824 in Ouachita Parrish, La. I am trying to find out if this David C. Roberts is from Misssissippi and did the couple just get married in La. and then go back to Ms. or did they live for a time in La.? I have a James N. Roberts who is our family line who was born in La in 1825 haven't found where yet. I am trying to see if this is a good parent child connection as James named his first born David. I would appreciate any help I can get on this family. Thank you in advance.    Lois Harpole Roberts  

From: <asuccess@rmi.net> Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 15:51:47 -0600 Subject: Haywood Alford email 7/7/01 Please send any information on Haywood Alford who lived in Ouachita Parish LA in the early 1820's until the early 1840's. He was a Baptist minister, handled probate cases, and farmed. There are several pages in "Encyclopedia of Individuals and Founding Families of the Ouachita Valley of LA from 1785 to 1850". I'd gladly pay for copying and mailing costs. Also would love any other information re Haywood and family in LA. Thanks.
From: "Walter and Betty Denney" <walterd.denney@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 22:42:15 -0500 Subject: Ouachita,La serviceman Arthur Dekalb Langston Jr I am researching the wartime (WWII) service of Arthur Dekalb Langston, Jr. who died in Lineville, Clay County, Alabama on 19 Feb. 1998. He was a retired Baptist Minister. He was inducted on 17 Mar 1941, was registered with Local Board 1 of Ouachita, La. He had a friend named Clinton Davis with whom he served in the US Army in North Africa as an antiaircraft gunner. Later Brother A D transferred from this to become a chaplains assistant. Found a Clinton Davis on the social security death index showing Born 7 Jul 1926 Last Benefit: 71201 Monroe, Ouachita, LA Died Jan 1980 . If anyone on this querie list remembers these two men, I would appreciate hearing from them. I am researching Brother A D's wartime service. On his separation certificate it shows he served in the following areas during WWII: Battles and Campaigns: Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe
From: "Al Vinson" <r-avinson@worldnet.att.net> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 09:08:01 -0500 Subject: William Lafayette Vinson and James Pickens Vinson William Lafayette Vinson and James Pickens Vinson Searching for any information on William Lafayette and James Pickens Vinson They are the Son's Of William Jessee and Elizabeth Barrow Vinson. Both were born in Georgia (Fayette County), William Lafayette in 1837 and James Pickens in 1842. Both were numerated in the 1850 Hinds County Mississippi Census. Both were mention in Succession and Tutorship Of Minors Court Files in Monroe Louisiana after the Death Of Jessee Vinson in Ouachita Parish Louisiana In July of 1854 .
From: pdaye@webtv.net (Penny Daye) Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 08:02:59 -0500 (CDT) Subject: Erwin/Chisholm Looking for the family of James Leonidas Erwin b abt 1850-60 and married Suzan Chisholm 1859 in Haynesville. (Her father was Roderick C. Chisholm b 1812 NC and her mother was Martha Taylor b 1825 Ga.) They had 3 sons before James died. Alonzo James Erwin b 1884 in Monroe, my grandfather. Oldest child was John b 1880, Monroe and Montross Day b 1888 in Haynesville, after the death of his father. ( Must have been 1887 or 88.) Any info would be appreciated. Penny
From: Tscox2@aol.com Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 23:44:43 EDT Subject: EPPINETTE/MOORE/SIMS/COLLINS/WILDER Help! I am looking for my ancestors and come to a brick wall in Louisiana. MOORE- My great grandfather WILLIAM FERRIS MOORE b.1880 in Richland Parish married CATHERINE SIMS b.2-18-1881(Boeuf River) d.12-4-1963. They had 3 children ALLINE,MAGGIE , and ERNEST all born in West Monroe I believe. William Ferris parents were WILLIAM HARRISON MOORE and ROSALEE/ROSALIE(?) EPPINETTE. I do not have any other info. on them. SIMS- Parents of Catherine Sims were CHARLIE SIMS and AMANDA MAHALIA WILDER. I do not have any other info. on them. William Ferris and Catherine are said to have run a diner in West Monroe in 1930's or 1940's. Catherine may have Indian ancestry. Their daughter Maggie married MARSEN COLLINS. They lived in West Monroe. They had two children. WILLIAM ALVIS and MARCELEE (my mother). Thanks.
From: UCrenshaw@aol.com Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 00:57:00 EDT Subject: Stokes family I am looking for information on a gravesite in Ouachita City, La, near Sterlington where my g-grandmother, Emma Stokes is buried. Is there actually a cemetery there? Thanks so much. Udie Crenshaw
From: JHamibone@aol.com Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 19:18:44 EDT Subject: Who is Essie Mae Kirkland My GG Uncle E. M. Kirkland, b. 6 Sep 1854, d. 15 Jan 1933 is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe. His stone is inscribed "FATHER." With him is daughter Maggie Kirkland Anders and Her Husband Joseph Calhoun Anders. Also in Riverview is Essie Mae Kirkland, b. 5 Aug 1926, d. 5 Jan 1945. Her stone is inscribed "SISTER." I have researched the Kirkland Family in Ouchita and Caldwell Parish for a number of years and cannot find any record of Essie Mae. Is there someone who can shed some light on this mystery? Please contact me. Jim Hamilton in Houston
From: BDowney993@aol.com Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 22:10:56 EDT Subject: Sterns family William Wesley Sterns, b. 1890 in Caldwell Parish, died in Monroe 1945. He was married to Minnie Tingle also of Caldwell Parish. He was my Dad's uncle. Uncle Wesley had 3 or 4 daughters. Sorry, I do not have their names. These Sterns girls grew up and married in Monroe. I met one girl in the 1950's. Do not recall her married name. Does anyone in Monroe/W. Monroe remember any Sterns sisters or how to contact their children? Appreciate any help, Billie Sterns Downey bdowney993@aol.com
From: Ed Edwards <eedwards@tca.net> Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 22:57:39 -0500 Subject: CAMPBELL OK. I'm clutching at straws here. Have some campbell's that came from Louisiana and before that they were in Tennessee (I think). Names are William Rennie Alexander Campbell, WRA Jr. and WRA III. WRA III married Mary Jane (or Sarah Jane) Brummett. Have found a William (no initials naturally) Campbell on the 1810 Ouachita Parish Census and was wondering if anyone had informtion on Campbells from this area.
From: "Sharon Marlin" Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 20:28:27 -0500 Subject: SCARBROUGH FAMILY I'm looking for any information about the Scarbrough family.Charley married Bessie L Harrison in Morehouse Parish on May 7,1908.The family lived in the Monroe-Columbia area.My father(Elbert Frazier Scarbrough) and one of his brothers (Felix Terry Scarbrough) still live in the Monroe area.Can you give me some more information about this family?Please feel free to contact me at SMARLIN@PEOPLEPC.COM.Thank you for your time and effort.
From: mike brown <msmbrown@iocc.com> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 14:27:19 -0700 Subject: Glass-Whatley I am trying to find out if my grandparents were from the Monroe,La. area. I know my grandfather Samuel J.Glass enlisted in the army at Monroe.He was in Gray's 28th. At some time he married Alvada Whatley.I know nothing about the parents of either. They eventually ended up in Nevada County,Arkansas.Thier oldest son was born in La. and we don't know where.If you can help me in any way thanks. Shirla mands1988@yahoo.com
Subject:  Gunter-George, Ouachita Parish, Monroe La Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 20:40:24 EDT From: HeartoftheWind@aol.com I am searching for the GUNTER-GEORGE Family who apparently lived in La for a while. Henry Gunter and Sarah George are my ggrandparents and their children:  Mary Ann Gunter, Martha Isabella Gunter, James Malcolm Gunter, Lesee Gunter and John H Gunter are all showing as being born in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. I am wondering if there is a way to get their birth records, who do I write? and also, IF my grandparents may have been born there. Does anyone know anything about them. There are two more siblings that were born in Texas. MY family ended up in New Mexico and I am having a hard time trying to reseach them. These are some of the connecting Surnames to my Gunter-George.  DOWNING-RAMSEY-WILLIAMS-and quiet a few others. These are the ones that I am researching right now. Thanks in advance and anything would be helpful at this point. Roberta Downing, ggrand-daughter of Henry Gunter and Sarah George.
From: Carmelite Monastery <tanyaocd@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 19:41:45 -0400 Subject: John Thompson I am looking for a John THOMPSON (possibly John Robert THOMPSON) who may have been living in or around Monroe, LA in 1958. He was born in Ferriday, LA about 1932. Does anyone know of him?
From: BetJGree112558@aol.com Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 12:20:49 EDT Subject: Carrie Hicks Bearden Would like to have any information on Carrie Hicks Bearden. I know she was born in Union Parish and married William Arthur Bearden Jr. in 1897. Her Parents were George W. and Elizabeth Lee Hicks.
From: "Jim Sheppard" <Shepsfolly@Prodigy.Net> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 22:00:06 -0600 Subject: John Riley Blalock Family of Ouachita Parish, LA My name is James L. Sheppard. My mother was Jewel Blalock; married Alvin Sheppard of Jackson Parish; sister of John Riley Blalock. John Riley lived in West Monroe and I believe he had three children; Royce; Margaret, and Doris. I know that Royce and Margaret are deceased but I do not know about Doris. I would appreciate any information about Doris or any descendents of Royce or Margaret. My Great Grandmother was Felicity Shovan Kelly and I believe she was living with John Riley at her death in the 1930's. If anyone knows where Granny Kelly is buried please let me know.
From: AFBTGM@webtv.net (AFBTGM) Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 00:31:16 -0600 (CST) Subject: Hollingsworth Hollingsworth, Eliha W. married Eveline F. Hopkins Nov. 1, 1854 in Ouachita Parish. Searching for daughter, Agnes Hollingsworth~~ also searching following :Hollingsworth, J. H. married Florida G. A. Bullett July 14, 1857 Hollingsworth, W. C. married Annie H. Essick Mar. 1, 1886 . W. C. Hollingsworth is believed to be Agnes Hollingsworth brother.
From: Alsobrook <ralsobrook@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:14:45 -0800 Subject: Ouachita Query: Willis Alsobrook there in 1830s I am trying to find further evidence of Willis Alsobrook of Ouachita Parish, so far all I have this land deed... Does anyone know if he's buried there? Or if he married there? Or if he ever sold this land? Transfer Book B page 338 Recorded May ,1837 I John May of the foresaid State and Parish have this day bargain, sold, transferred and delivered to Willis Alsobrooks of the said State and parish all my right, title, claim and domain in and to the plantation. I at this day reside on together with crop and all farming utensils on the same and also all my household and kitchen furniture and I deliver said John May do also sell and deliver to the said Alsbrook one grey mare and colt and forty head of cattle, 60 head hogs for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred dollars to me in hand. Signed, John May Attest, G.P. Rawlings Rosalyn Alsobrook ralsobrook@earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~ralsobrook/
From: HOMEOFGABI@webtv.net (GABI) Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 12:04:53 -0600 (CST) Subject: Wagoner/Worley John Thomas Wagoner married Rachel Delaney Worley in Oua. Parish in 1800's. Wagoner came from Blount Alabama . Searching all ancestors and decendants from this line.
From: Coleen and Dick Hardin <coleendh@io.com> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 15:17:02 -0600 Subject: Reuben Henry Grant Death I am looking for a public record or obituary of the death of Reuben Henry Grant. He was born 1861 in Georgia and died 15 July 1943, most likely in Ouachita Parish. He and his wife Emma Florence Smith Grant are buried in Antioch Cemetery. The Louisiana State Archives does not him listed in their records from the Louisiana State Department of Health Birth-Death Index. Any suggestions or direction would be appreciated.
From: Danny McDaniel <Danny.McDaniel@labastrop.fsc.usda.gov> Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 10:10:15 -0600 Subject: Ellis McDaniel I am looking for any info on Ellis McDaniel,b. 10 July 1892; d. Feb. 1963. His father's name was George McDaniel, born in Illinois. Ellis had a sister named Elly May (McDaniel) Hathaway; aand at least two brothers, John Arthur McDaniel & Buddy McDaniel. Ellis was born in West Monroe. Any help would be appreciated. Danny McDaniel danmacdan@hotmail.com
From: "Kevin Shore" <krshore@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 23:17:01 -0600 Subject: Timothy Oscar Brown Family Looking for information on the family of Timothy Oscar Brown. He was born July 02, 1865 to Enoch Alexander and Elizabeth Brown in Humphreys Co. TN. He married Florence Cason in Pleasent View, TN. They had two children Annette and Wharton. Annette's married name may have been Drew. Timothy moved his family to Monroe, LA and became the Superintendent of Quachita Parish Schools.He was instrumental in completing the plans for Quachita Parish Junior College ( University of Louisiana at Monroe ) in 1931. Brown Hall is named in his honor. There is also a potrait of him on campus. Looking for any information on this family.
From: Bcoletx99@aol.com Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 18:21:35 EST Subject: Bernstein/Roberts/Nelson I am researching the Roberts/Nelson families. Cherry Roberts married Henry Bernstein. Part of her youth and much of her married life was in Winnfield. In 1939 Cherry was living in Monroe. Perhaps also her sister, Ruby Stewart. Henry's parents are buried in Monroe in the Jewish Cemetery. Cherry's parents were Mary Louise Nelson, died & buried in MS, 1888. Her father, John Cherry Roberts died in Winn Parish, 1891. John C. Roberts and Henry Bernstein were both lawyers. Would like to know when/where Cherry and Henry Bernstein died and are buried, their children. Also, where her father is buried. But in particular, I am researching her family in LA, MS, AL, GA and SC. Barbara
From: "elaine" <diddyw@bayou.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:11:58 -0600 Subject: Unmarked Cemetery in Ouachita/Jackson Parish Does anyone have any idea about an old cemetery that is located on the corner of Hwy 34 and Indian Village Road? My great-great grandparents, Thomas and Susan Cockrell, and buried there and there is a house built over this cemetery site now. Apparently there was no law against desecrating graves before cemeteries had to be registered. There are probably other burials there, and it could be Thomas's siblings. I wonder if the people who own the property now knows of the burials?
From: Kathleen Bryant <BRYANTPK@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 17:09:20 -0600 Subject: Bertha REED I'm seeking relatives of Bertha REED, daughter of Lena REED. Bertha was born in Dec. 1925 and grew up in Monroe, LA. She had brothers Clifford, Allen and Elmer and 3 sisters as well. She married Ralph HINES and had 3 daughters, Mildred b. 17 Feb. 1942, Geraldine and Joyce Ann.