1996-7 Bienville Parish Queries

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Ed Driskill Thu Aug 22 12:31:38 1996
Seeking information on Obediah Driskill, born 3-19-1783 in Virginia, came to Louisiana in 1818. Lived in an area that is now in Bienville Parish, near Driskill Mountain. His son, Legross Driskill, born 1816 in Tennessee, lived here, as well. Both moved to Union County, Arkansas about 1836, Obediah died there in 1843. Legross moved on to Texas about 1853. I believe they were accompanied by families named Thompson (Creed, Judith Ann), Young (William), DeGraffenreid (?),


Ed Driskill Sat Aug 31 13:54:35 1996
I am seeking information on Obediah Driskill, who moved to Louisiana about 1818, in the area now known as Bienville Parish. At that time this was a part of Nachitoches Parish. Had several children, including John Sadler Driskill, William Young Driskill, Michael Cadet Driskill, and Legross Washington Driskill. Moved to Union County AR about 1837.


Curtis Tomlinson Thu Nov 14 11:23:31 1996
Looking for information on William? "Uncle Buck" Pearce and his family. He had four known daughters, Annie (b. 1/25/1873 in Sparta, La. d. 1932) who married J. L. King of Shelby County, Tx.; Willie, who married Pleas Smith; Kate, who married Tom Jones; and Sadie who married an unrelated Jones. Any info would be appreciated.


Charles Cox Sun Jan 5 11:46:11 1997
I am looking for any information on the line of E. W. Cox. Mainly, any infomation about him in Texas or Alabama. Who his father was, etc.. Thamks Charles Cox 1735 Spencer Ave Monroe, LA 71201 (ccox@iamerica.net) E. W. COX ( EDWARD W. COX) (DR.) was born July 5, 1822 in Alabama. Moved to Texas around 1840 with a brother. Married FANNIE BROWNING July 3,1844. They moved to Claiborne Parish in Louisiana around 1851. E. W. COX died October 28, 1904 and is buried in Mount Paron Cemetery in Claiborne Parish. FANNIE BROWNING COX died July 24, 1887 and also buried in Mount Paron Cemetery . Children of E. W. Cox: 1. N. C. COX, f, b-06/17/1829, TX 2. M. CORDELIA COX, f, b-1878, TX 3. HENRY I. COX, m, b-1850, TX 4. JAMES COX, m, b-1852, LA 5. ISABELL F. COX, f, b-1857, la 6. MARY COX, f, b-1857, LA 7. A. A. COX, m, b-1859, LA 8. CHARLES C. COX, m, b-04/15/1861, LA, d-08/10/1937, m-MARGRET ARRIE MAXEY 07/29/1896, b-11/23/1876, d-08/11/1932 Children of C. C. COX 1. DELLA R COX, f, b-08/06/1897, d- 2. FRANK COX, m, b-03/27/1899, d- 3. BERTHA MAE COX, f, b-07/21/1901, d-10/18/1923 4. JOHN EDWARD COX, m, b-09/15/1903, d-02/26/1969, ,m-LIZZIE MAE BLACKSTOCK, 11/07/1920, b-11/02/1900, d-06/15/1993 Children of JOHN EDWARD COX 1. CHARLES EDWIN COX, m, b-05/13/30 d-( ), m-BOBBIE ANN GIBSON, 12/23/1950, b-10/13/1933, d-( ) Children of CHARLES EDWIN COX 1. JOHN EDD COX, m, b-12/05/1952, d- ( ), m- Children of JOHN EDD COX 1. JOHN CLAYTON COX, b- 2. LISA ANN COX, f, b-01/11/1957, d- , m- Children of LISA ANN COX 1. MALLORY ANN SEYMOUR,f, b- 5. RUFUS COX, m, b-12/15/1905, d- , 6. ADA COX, m, b-04/28/1908, d- 7. KELLIS COX, f, b-03/12/1910, d- , m-JIM MARSHAL 8. BASSEL BERTIS COX, m, b-04/27/1913, d-08/27/1928 9. M. PAULEAN COX, f, b-08/26/1916, d- , m-TOM NEWSOM 9. SARAH COX, f, b-1864, d- 10. MADRA COX, f, b-1863, d- 11. REBECCA COX, f, b-1868, d-


Gerald Elia Fri Jan 17 06:39:52 1997
I am seeking information about John M. ELIA b. 1829 and was a resident of Claiborne Parish from 1852 until 1900. I am also seeking information about his 1st and 2nd wives. Margret NIHIL and Lottie GAINER. This family married into TUGGLE, MARTIN, WEST, ELLENBROOK, AVANT, DAWSON and BUCHANAN families of Claiborne.


Kaite Tue Jan 28 05:59:02 1997
I am searching the BONNETTE (BONNETT) (BONET) families. I would love to communicate with anyone who is researching this family group... Thanks!!!!


Cheryl Nilsson Fri Jan 31 20:33:45 1997
FOX, Richard C. (or possible John Richard). He was born circa 1827 in La. Not sure of the parrish but he moved to Garland Co. Ar around 1870 and then to Clark Co., Ar around 1880. He married Nancy Deaton. Can anyone help me trace him?


Patricia Brawner-Schiro Mon Feb 3 18:48:22 1997
Seeking information on the following families who resided in Haughton, Bossier Pr. LA between 1900 and 1965. John William "Willie" Gentry born March, 1886 Gregg Co. TX. Moved to Caddo than Bossier Pr. with his parents, William Alexander Gentry & Mary Melissa "Polly" Burgess-Gentry, before 1900. Willie married after 1920. Wife' name was Sarah or Dora. Willie's sister, Laura Louise Gentry, born in Cherokee, Co. NC about 1884. Laura married Patrick "Pat" Hooker and they owned a grocery store in Haughton, LA. They had one daughter, Margaret Hooker, born about 1917. Willie's sister, Sarah Emaline Gentry, born about 1871, Cherokee Co. NC married in Gregg Co. TX, George Gibson about 1888. May have lived in Bossier or Webster Pr. Any help with these families would be grately appreciated. Patricia Brawner-Schiro P.O. Box 535 Magnolia, TX 77355-0535


Vila Beam Wed Feb 12 22:15:04 1997
Looking for information on Addison N Bryant, married Ada Sanders, had child Lella Mae Bryant born 1919 in Winn Parish. Does anyone out there know of this family? I appreciate any interest or help in locating some kind of family informaton on this family. Vila W Beam


Helen Davis Thu Feb 20 16:47:39 1997
CURRIE, Looking for my grandfather, Wayne Huff CURRIE. He was born in Amite County, MS. He was living with his brother, Johnson Edward CURRIE, in 1910 Arcadia,Bienville, La. Johnson Edward CURRIE, died 5 May 1947 in West Monroe, Quachita, LA and was buried in Arcadia. Bienville, LA


Turner Fri Feb 21 21:06:16 1997
I am looking for information on the TURNER and GRAHAM families that settled in Lincoln Parish in the mid to late 1800's. If anyone has information on these families please forward that to the above address. Thanks!


Pauline Tue Mar 4 19:13:15 1997
LAMBERT WILLIAM RILEY LAMBERT b:c1842 in Miss. and his parents were born in Alabama. He enlisted in Tyler County, Texas in the Civil War. He had three wives and eleven children. He first lived in Bienville Parish and then moved c1896? east to Morehouse Parish. He died there in Louisiana and still has some descendants living about Bastrop and Shwartz. I'm in hunt of both descendants and ancestoral information. Thanks. My Lambert Home Page: http://www.thenet.net/~sigmar/lambert.html (always adding new information so bookmark it)


Connie Frederick Wed Mar 5 10:17:03 1997
Seek any information on Albert FORREST, b 1845/7 Scotland. Census record, 1900 Bienville Parish, p 112, indicates he immigrated to US 1858, that he had been in US forty one years, and that he was not a naturalized citizen. Both parents also born Scotland. He married (1)Sarah Emily TURNER 1867, St. Louis MO. Witnesses to the marriage were Alexander Fox and James Turner. Sons Edwin and James b. MO 1868 and 1871. Daus Mary and Winnie b. LA 1878 and 1880. Albert married (2?)1885, Red River Parish, Laura STEVENSON b. 1862, dau of William M. STEVENSON b. 1827 TN and Susan WALMSEY b. 1840 LA. Son Edwin married 1892, Bienville Parish, Kate STEVENSON, a cousin of Laura. Son James "left home" headed for Scotlandand never returned. Children of Albert FORREST and 2nd (3RD?) wife were Arthur M. FORREST b. 1895, Howard FORREST (1896-1933) bur Hand Cemetery Red River Parish, and Earnest N. FORREST b 1898 m. Nina PIERCE. In 1900 Bienville Parish Census Albert FORREST had no wife and lived with Winnie TAIT his widowed daughter.


Colleen Hendry Smith Fri Mar 7 11:29:37 1997
BARDWELL - BUDWELL - Searching for any info on BARDWELL/BUDWELL family in Bienville.


Jana McBroom Thu Mar 13 20:08:23 1997
Searching for information on THEODORE NELSON POTTS, m. EVELYN MAHALA COLBERT. Lived in Bienville Parish. Later moved to Texas.


Ann McGuffey Sun Mar 23 07:16:54 1997
CARLTON, SCARBOROUGH, EADS, DOZIER, COWLING, CONNELL, BURCH I'm looking for others researching any Carlton family in Claiborne Parish. My John Smith Carlton, his brother Henry Carlton and their nephew Lewis Carlton moved to Claiborn Parish by 1851. John Smith Carlton married Saletta Scarborough, daughter of Silas Scarborough and Harriet Connell, probably around 1852. Henry Carlton married Mary Eads, widow of James Burch, in 1839. Lewis married Louisiana Caroline Dozier in 1852 in Bienville Parish, Emaline Cowling in 1862 in Hempstead Co. AR and Martha Cowling in 1865 in Hempstead Co. AR.


Ann McGuffey Sun Mar 23 07:35:44 1997
SCARBOROUGH, CONNELL, RUSSEL I'm looking for other descendants of Silas Scarborough, son of Lawrence Scarborough. Silas was born around 1805 in GA. He married Harriet Connell in 1824, probably in Claiborne Parish or Bienville Parish LA. They probably only two children, Saletta Elizabeth born in 1825 and Sarah born in 1829. Harriet probably died before 1834. Silas then married Rachel Russel, who was born abt 1812 in OH. Their children were Urilla, John L., Silas C., Mary Anis, Christopher Columbus, Rachel, Emily E.A., Oliver C., and Almeda C. Related surnames include CARLTON, CHANDLER, BYRD, BALER, FINDLEY, ELLIOTT, TIMS, MCNUTT,AND BASS


Bruce Evans Sat Apr 5 14:11:42 1997
I am descended from John Frederick Gray, born 11/21/1825 in High Point, SC, first son of Thomas and Jemima Gray. His first sister, Jane Anderson Gray was born in 1827 and married Josiah Nelson. Their children were Gilly, Jamina, John, and Tommy. She lived and died in SC. His second sister, Elizabeth, was born in 1829. John Frederick Gray came to Louisiana around 1848 and settled at Arcadia, LA. He first married Chloey Ann Elizabeth Brantley in 1858, and Ann Smedley Mitchell Duty in 1869. I am descended from their youngest daughter, Nina Ann Gray, born May 29, 1880, at Mt. Lebanon, LA. I have information on these and other Louisiana descendants but would like to know more about the Gray's in SC. If you can help I would be glad to hear from you. Bruce Evans 1674 Glenmore


John Garrett Thu Apr 17 19:56:26 1997
Looking for descendants of James Kelly and Angeline Thomas Garrett. James moved to Bienville about 1853 from Georgia. The Garrett family are listed in records in King and Queen Co., Virginia in the 1730s and moved to Georgia in 1788. His children living with him at time of death on Aug. 3, 1855 included the following: Telitha (b. Oct. 26, 1810 and m. George Washington Nix Feb. 7, 1826 in GA). From his first marriage to Talitha Tarver Died on Oct. 26, 1896 in Bienville Parish. See below for her children. James M. (b. 1836 and m. Florinda Monroe 1854) Mozelle (b. 1838 and m. William H. Snell) Louisa Mary Ann (m. Thomas C. Knighton 1845) Zachariah (b. 1843) William (b. 1845) Angelina (b. 1846) Gertrude (b. 1849) Sophany (m. Silas M. Blackshear; moved to Texas) George Washington and Telitha Garrett Nix's children: Tabitha (b. April 24, 1827 in GA and m. John W. Jacobs) Martha (b. Sept. 24, 1829) Sophrony Ann (b. Oct. 27, 1831 in GA and m. John Lawson Wimberly) Jasper K. (b. March 6, 1835 in GA and m. Mary E. Talton) Telitha Missouri (b. Feb. 25, 1838 in GA and m. James Bryant Thomas) Ava Amy (b. Oct. 7, 1841 in GA and m. Benjamin Franklin Lee) James Garrett (b. Dec. 28, 1843 in Miss.) S.A. Minerva (b. June 5, 1847 in Ark. and m. W.A. Perkins) Robinson T. (b. July 11, 1849 in Arkansas) Robert Fairchild (b. Dec. 22, 1850 in Louisiana and m. Mollie Harris) Billington Malone (b. Nov. 18, 1854? in Louisiana) Erie Ontario (b. July 4, 1856 in Louisiana and m. Augustus Rhederick Bryan) * From History of Bienville Parish, Louisiana


Johnine Phillips Fri Apr 18 15:05:43 1997
I am looking for information on my ggrandfather, John Wesley BARKER, and his family. His father was George Washington BARKER, b. ca 1820 in Randolph Co., GA. His mother was Eunice (BRIGHAM) BARKER b. 20 June 1823 in FL. I'm especially interested in his wife, I'm stopped there on that "branch". JW's wife's name was Martha Ellen (HOWE) BARKER b. 8 November 1861 in ILL. John Wesley "JW" BARKER was born in LA., 13 January 1855. My Aunt thinks in Bienville Parish.


Pauline Brandy Mon Apr 21 22:29:48 1997
JUSTICE - LAMBERT I am researching the JUSTICE family. William JUSTICE served in the War of 1812 as an officer and had a son STEPHEN JACKSON JUSTICE b: 1816 LA. Stephen evidently obtained land here and was for a period in Texas and then re-settled in LA. He had a daughter LOUISA JUSTICE who during the 1880s married WILLIAM RILEY LAMBERT. I need any info. on the early JUSTICE families in LA., there during the period of the War of 1812, who evidently came from Georgia. Thanks & happy Hunting!


Pauline Brandy Mon Apr 21 22:38:58 1997
LAMBERT - JUSTICE During the 1860s, William Riley LAMBERT obtained land in Bienville Parish. His older children recalled memories of Driskell Mountain. Deeds records indicate that he and his wife LOUISA JUSTICE lived there and she died about 1895-1900. William R. LAMBERT then went to Morehouse Parish. WILLIAM RILEY LAMBERT had a total of 26 children and would love more info. on the family!


Stevan Haney Sims Sun Apr 27 22:52:42 1997
Any information on the following ancestors will be greatly appreciated. I will also share any information that I have on this line. Thanks Generation No. 1 1. G.T.1 HOOD was born in LA. He married MARGARET EDMONDS December 20, 1881 in Claiborne Parish, LA. Children of G.T. Hood and Margaret Edmonds are: i. MAUDIE2 HOOD, m. UNKNOWN OWENS. ii. BERT HOOD. 2. iii. KATIE BELLE HOOD, b. November 01, 1882, Arcadia, LA; d. August 16, 1956, Floydada, TX. Generation No. 2 2. KATIE BELLE2 HOOD (G.T. 1) was born November 01, 1882 in Arcadia, LA, and died August 16, 1956 in Floydada, TX. She married CLAUDE BYROW SIMS August 23, 1905 in Arcadia, LA, son of Phillip Sims and Nancy Owens. Children of Katie Hood and Claude Sims are: i. HERBERT3 SIMS, b. September 07, 1906, LA; d. February 1969; m. EVELYN FIELDS. ii. GLENN T. SIMS, b. January 29, 1908, LA; d. June 1976, San Angelo, TX; m. EVELYN.


Bill Withers Tue Apr 29 08:51:48 1997
I am searching for information on BUCKNER SMART, he was my GGGrandfather, born in MO. married SUSON SMART in Claiborne Parish in 1864. He served with 9th Mo.Inf C.S.A. at the battle of PLEASANT,LA. Pension record states in 1906 he lived in GRIGSBY,LA. Bienville Parish. He was also a Preacher.


Karon Mazie: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 10:09: MAZA, MAZIE, AND MCCART
Looking for information on MAZA, MAZIE, AND MCCART. My husband was Charlie Anderson Mazie, born in Bienville Parish, January 15, 1931. His father was Cleveland Pinkney Mazie, his mother Dealie McCart Mazie.Cleve Mazie's Father was Pinkney MAZA, his mother Annaliza (?) and apparently they migrated to LA from Watervalley Mississippi. Cleve's generation changed the spelling to Mazie. Cleve had several brothers and sisters: they may have been more: ELZA or Elzie, Melvin, Curtis, Melvin, John Allen, Bammie (married a Charles Plunkett), Millie (married a Charlie Plunkett), Vera (married a Thomas Heard), Cleve and Dealie had 6 children: Sybil Lene, Sherwood Lee, Charlie Anderson, Clayton, Floyd Nelson, Helen Ann. I believe they have lived in Bienville, Castor, Saline and at Black Lake.I would certainly appreciate any information you have, and I would send you what information I can gather on the children that I know of. John Allen, Bammie and Millie and their families are listed in the Family Tree Maker, on the net. I know of Dealie McCart, her brother Henry McCart, I believe their father was Cebe McCart, who was killed, possibly by his brother, and Tom McCart, a brother, or the brother, who married their mother after their father died. I do not know what parish they were from, but if you have any information, I would appreciate what you have. I live in Washington State, and cannot travel to Louisiana, but I am trying to find information of family lines, Maza, Mazie and McCart. Maza's came from Watervalley Mississippi, long ago, they lived in Bienville Parish and perhaps spread out further. What is my best bet of finding information on them? In my husband's father's generation, most of them changed their name to Mazie, which was closer to how they pronounced their name. My husband's mother was a McCart. Karon Mazie PO BOX 1124 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509) 422-4133 weekends


Cliff Barton Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:20: BRANTLY, MILLER
I am looking for information on the BRANTLY (BRANTLEY) family originally from Georgia. Larkin BRANTLY was born circa 1806. He married Malinda MILLER who was born circa 1810. Their son, Benjamin G. BRANTLY (my gg grandfather) was born in Georgia on January 7, 1839. Benjamin eventually came to Louisiana and lived outside of Arcadia, Louisiana in Bienville Parish where he was a farmer. The other children of Larkin and Malinda were: Martha J. Brantly TURNER, Rebecca Brantly TURNER, Cynthia E. Brantly MILLER, Francis Brantly MILLER, Mary Brantly MILLER, W. D. BRANTLY, Joseph BRANTLY, Philip BRANTLY (died young), Levena BRANTLY (died young), Amanda BRANTLY (died young), Ophelia BRANTLY (died young). Does anyone know anything about this family or their ancestors? Any help will be appreciated.


Paula Monroe Thu May 1 13:18:42 1997
I am searching for information on GREEN TAYLOR, son of GREEN TAYLOR, Sr. AND ELIZABETH HOLLAND. He is believed to have been born ca. 1854 and he died between 1894 and 1899. GREEN TAYLOR was married two times, 1st to MARY MUMFORD of Milam County, TX and second to REBECCA BRAZIL CASKEY HOLLAND. He was believed to have been born in Bienville Parish, and he lived most of his life in Bienville Parish, except for a few years in late 1860's -early 1870'2 in Milam Co. TX. The information needed on GREEN TAYLOR is place of birth, date of birth, place of death, date of death and any other information concerning his life, work, ancesters and descendants.


Leeman Pior Sun May 4 17:39:06 1997
Any information on Pior family Would be appreciated. I know Allen and Edmund Pior arrived in Bienville Parish about 1852 (from Georgia).


Ward H. OliverHAYES Wed May 7 13:59:58 1997
In 1860 brothers Duke H. HAYES and George S. HAYES came to Bienville Parish from Thomas County, GA. Duke soon moved on to Red River Parish; George remained in Bienville. They were sons of George W. and Mary (HAMILTON) HAYES. George S. HAYES married Mary RAY in GA. They had (at least) children Duncan (b. ca 1848); George S. (b. ca 1849); Charles (b, ca 1855; Sarah (b. ca 1862); and Mary (b. ca 1867). I would like to correspond with descendants or anyone who can help trace this family after comming to LA; I can share information on the family back into the 1700's in VA.


Ethel Weeks Sun May 11 07:17:25 1997
I am looking for ANY information on the surname Weeks living in Bienville Parish during the 1800's. Specifically, the William C. Weeks family. William b. 1835 in AL purchased land in Jackson/ Bienville in 1854. He shows up in the 1870 Census of Bienville Parish with his family. He has a (probable) wife Mary ? b. abt. 1835-1840 in MS, members in household include; John H. b.1856/LA William A. It is believed that he had at least one more son named Fate. Also, I am trying to determine Mary's identity. Anything you might have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.



Renee Grotheer Tue May 13 08:42:48 1997
Seeking information on Andrew Caler BROWN, MD, born 1875 in Lake End, LA, died 1920 in Coushatta?,LA. Married Susie Lee EVANS, born circa 1895 in Coushatta, LA. Also seeking information on Lee Price EVANS, born 1849 in Coushatta, LA, died 1899 in Coushatta, LA. Married Ida Jane Roberson, born 1870 in NC. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


David Cagle Sat May 17 19:05:22 1997
I would like to correspond with descendents of Criswell Whiltow and his brother, E. Forest Whitlow. Criswell moved from Hardin Co., TN to Bienville Parish before 1840, and was joined by his younger brother before 1850. In the 1850 census of Bienville Parish, LA, Chriswell was 42 and Eyre Forest Whitlow was 18.


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Joe Williams Thu May 22 19:12:42 1997
I want any information on francis adeline PRICE WILLIAMS born in AL or Nc in 1843. She married Thomas A. Williams who was born in 1828 in La. They raised a large family in Beinvielle, Clariborne, or Webster parish. Some of their childrens names were; Thomas, Jesse, Lee. James, Lucendi, Reddick and possibly others.


Darlene Tracy Fri May 23 22:06:34 1997
Would like to talk with anyone researching the THOMAS surname in Bienville Parish! I have quite a bit and would like to learn a lot more. This is my grandfathers line and he is no longer around to answer questions. He was Millard Lawson THOMAS, b.September 09, 1887 here in Bienville Parish. His father was Jordan Lawson THOMAS b. March 08, 1859 here in Bienville Parish. His father David Carey THOMAS b. November 23, 1834 in GA. Any help at all would be appreciated!


Arthur Lewis Sat May 24 00:04:50 1997
I'm looking for information on the following: 1 - Felix Lewis 2 - William Lewis 3 - Last Name-- Lakey


Tim Parsons Mon May 26 12:46:42 1997
Need information on John Henry Monk b. June 1862. Any information on him and especially his parents would be appreciated. His name was also John Monk and his wife was Sarah Pullin b. 1837 in Newton Co Ms. Any help would be appreciated. Tim---Okla.


M. Mathis Tue May 27 02:36:30 1997
KOONCE/DRINKARD: Searching for infromation on the following: Alson Koonce, Amander Koonce, George B. Koonce, Martha Koonce, Phillip Koonce, Catherine Koonce all found in Bienville Parish 1850 census. Most of them were found in Claiborne Parish (1840 census. Christopher Koonce found in Claiborne Parish 1830 census. William Koonz found in 1820 census. Any information on these families will be appreciated.


Joe Williams Thu May 22 19:12:42 1997
I want any information on francis adeline PRICE WILLIAMS born in AL or Nc in 1843. She married Thomas A. Williams who was born in 1828 in La. They raised a large family in Beinvielle, Clariborne, or Webster parish. Some of their childrens names were; Thomas, Jesse, Lee. James, Lucendi, Reddick and possibly others.


Shirley Marlett Wed Jun 4 12:13:14 1997
I am seeking any information on Elizabeth(Lizzie)Smith married J.D.Williams in Bienville Parish.Later moved to Natchitoches Parish.


Barbara Baker Sat Jun 7 17:17:39 1997
I am searching for info on Wimberly Baker and Fannie Ratcliff Baker, who lived in Bienville Parish. There were seven children-Will Egan, Leary Claude, Carrie k., Clinton Ardis, James Keith, Mamie and Aeolian. My husband is James Keith II. There may be ties to Minden LA. I don't know where that is. We are James & Barbara Baker from Twain Harte CA. Hope to make contact with somebody.


Darwin Byrd Mon Jun 9 23:24:02 1997
Do you have any information about the slave and/or sharecropping industry in Bienville, notably Ringgold and Coushatta? I'm currently trying to research my family history but I'm stuck at this point. The family names are "Alford" "Williams" "Ashley" and "Gipson" Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Shelia Thu Jun 12 16:06:10 1997
THOMAS ELIJA POTTS married Hattie Bell Mosley their daughter Lettie Bell Potts born late 1800's married JASPER LEANDER BROWN son of Jasper (JAP) and Savannah Lucindy Bell of Jonsboro. If you have any information on these names of families I would greatly appreciate the help.


Barbara Swan Sat Jun 14 08:05:26 1997
Hello, I am looking for the decendant of MOSES DARBY born in SOUTH CAROLINA born about 1853, MOSES mother name is unknown. I know that he at least two relationships, one would be with a woman named CIRLY. They had approximately 18 children the names are as follows: WILLIAM, JOSEPH, SUESON, TOBITHA, BYTHA, LINCOND,NATHANIEL, MARY ELLIS, ZACHARIAH, CHANEY, CORIERIE,LEHMAN,BENJIMIN,AGGIE. I first found them in the 1870 census in BIENVILLE post office RINGOLD, which later moved to BOSSIER & TX. Any information or knowledge of these people would be helpfull to me.


Millicent Bridges Wed Jun 18 05:27:33 1997
Researching family ofAbraham & Jemima Lemmonds--children: 1. John b. 1810 in Mo. md. Emeline 2. Isaac b. 9 April 1813 md. Lucintha Low on 17 March 1836 3. Tabbitha b. 22 Feb. 1817 md. Samuel H. Norrid in Claiborne Parish, La. on 13 Feb. 1833 4. Elizabeth Emily md. Levi Holder 5. Joshua md. Jane Bell in Bienville Parish on 18Mar 1852 6. Mary who's husband was James Brown 7. Sabrini Have info on Isaac & Tabbitha up to present, any assistance will be greatly appreciated & I will gladly share my info.


Millicent Bridges Wed Jun 18 05:37:20 1997
Researching NORRID surname. Came to La. in 1826, listed on 1830 & 1840 Claiborne Parish Census and on 1850 Bienville Parish. Would like to correspond with anyone with information on NORRID line.


Cyndie Dupuis Sat Jun 21 06:16:11 1997
INGRAM, Robert Thaddeus, born Bienville Parish in 1864. m. Susan Lavenia VANCE 17 FEB 1887, in Bienville Parish. They had the following children; Mattie Ingram b. 05Sep1890, d. 22Jul1955, John Leonard Ingram b. 28Feb1892, d. 09Sep1951, Robert Roy Ingram b. 06Dec1893, Lake Village, Natchitoches, La., General Jackson Ingram b. 01Feb1896, Lake Village, Natchitoches Parish, La., d. 07Apr1932. Clyde Edward Ingram b. 22Feb1898, (twin) Cliff Ingram b. 22Feb1898, (twin). Susan Eugenia Ingram b. 26Jul1900, Coushatta, Red River Parish, Louisiana, d. 11Dec1978. William Golden Ingram b. 21Jul1903, d. 17Sep1986. Jesse Frank Ingram b. 10May1906. O'Della Ingram b. 19Nov1908.


Barbara Baker Sat Jun 21 14:12:24 1997
I am researching BAKER and RATCLIFF around Bienville Parish. I have recently found the land office records by BLM and verified that both families owned considerable land from those dispersals. I have found numerous first names. I have a copy of a land transfer that agrees with the property descriptions of some of the parcels.Most of the entries are in township 18 and numerous sections. I can verify sections 28, 33 and 35. With all the propert owned back then, hopefully somebody knows somebody. Barbara Baker


Sandra Olney Wed Jul 9 13:30:41 1997
If M. Mathis will contact me I have an answer to your query on the Koonce Family. I have been unable to respond to your query through any way I have tried. Please e-mail me with a usable e-mail address.


Sandra Olney Wed, 16 Jul 1997 15:54:59 -0400
Looking for information on Nancy Jane McMillan b. c1840 MS who married Stephen Walker in 1856 in Bienville Par and information on William McMillan b ca 1836 who married Elizabeth Walker Jun 1856 in Bienville Parish. Stephen and Elizabeth Walker were brother and sister. Are Nancy Jane McMillan and William McMillan related? How? Need their ancestory for book I am updating. Who is Francis Hilbern b ca 1841 who married Asa George Washington Walker in 1857 in Bienville Parish?


David Harper Wed, 16 Jul 1997 15:54:59 -0400
I'm looking for researchers and/or information on the LOW family that lived near the area of Brush Valley in the mid 1800's.


Barbiedoe Tue Jul 29 07:44:37 1997
I am searching for any McGEE's living in Bienville Parish, LA. at the turn of the century and since. Many moved to other parishes, some nearby, more than likely. Any information will be greatly appreciated. TIA


M. Mathis Sun Jul 27 14:24:40 1997
Phillip Caleb Koonce m. Elizabeth Drinkard 1845. Children: Mary Jane Koonce m. Cullen Fleming Conerly in 1870. Looking for descendants. Other children were Cora Wliz. Coonce b. 1848, Lenora Koonce b. 1850 m. Lud Nash, Sarah Ann Koonce, James Phillip Koonce , William Allen Koonce, and Benjamin Franklin Koonce. Any assistance will be appreciated.


Beverly Tidmore Leeth Thu Jul 31 12:41:50 1997
Ella Mae Hanson--born 1880. Died 1897 in Bienville Parish. Wife of W. W. Towns also Bienville parish resident. Married at Baptist Church in Bienville by their first pastor in 1895. Do not know her parents or anything about her. Seeking any information. She is my maternal grandmother. My mother was 2 months old when Ella Mae died. We are related to the Towns who still reside there but they don't know anything about this side since my grandfather W. W. Towns moved to Tx shortly after Ella's death. Will share information. Thanks.


Robert McCurley Mon Aug 4 16:52:15 1997
Looking for information on John Robert McCurley, born in Arcadia in the 1850's. Parents were William McCurley and Mary McConathy(?)


Karon Mazie Thu Aug 7 20:45:34 1997
Looking for connections to Roberta McCart NEW who died in E Baton Rouge Co. McCART, MAZIE, MAZA, TAYLOR, PATTERSON.


Olwyn Whitehouse Wed Aug 13 16:27:10 1997
Joshua TRAYLOR was b. in South Carolina in 1818 and at a early age came to Bienville Parish with his parents John and Nancy Ann Traylor and his brothers and sisters,Joseph E., William, Pleasant, Polly Ann, James, Frances, Locinda and John Jr. b. 1826. Joshua married twice, his first wife, Emiline, dying leaving him with young children:John, William, Frank b. 1852, Sarah and Martha. Josh married Dora Ann Hilburn in Sparta in 1854. The family moved to Mills County, Texas 1872.


Deb Couey Wed Aug 6 18:48:53 1997
I am currently seeking any information on my family as follows: Mary Earnestine (Sallie) Babers Born: March 29, 1882 in Creston, LA (Natchitoches Parish) Married: January 4, 1899 in Natchitoches Parish Died: February 18, 1909 in Chestnut, LA (Bienville Parish) James Jackson(?) Kimball Born: 1838 in Natchitoches Parish Married: June 7, 1866 in Natchitoches Parish Died: July 19, 1881 in Natchitoches Parish (?) John Watson Babers Katherine Babers - Maiden Name: Murray Joseph L. Trichel Born: January, 1870 in St. Landry Parish(?) Married: 1893 in Opelousas, LA (St. Landry Parish) Died: unknown Emma Goudeaux Born: in Eunice, LA - date unknown Married: to Joseph L. Trichel-listed above Died: 1940's in Bastrop, LA Any help given would be greatly appreciated.


. Ken Hillmann Tue Aug 5 22:40:27 1997
JORDAN BOSTICK Searching for info on Thomas E. JORDAN and wife Angie BOSTICK living in LA in 1860. Their children were William born 1860, Harry and Addie. The family latter moved to California. I found land records showing a Thomas Jordan owning 160 acres in Bienville parrish, Township 14N Range 4W in 1894. Ken Hillmann 100613.1455@compuserve.com


Scott Ford Mon Aug 18 14:41:21 1997
I am looking for my grandfathers parents names. My grandfathers name is Claude Crieghead Ford.


Howard Fleetwood Fri Aug 29 15:08:26 1997
Mira Jane Burke came to Texas from Bienville Parish in 1869. I am looking for information on the Burke Family, before the Civil war. Thanks


W.D. Lindsey Sat Sep 6 17:15:50 1997
I'm researching the HARRIS family that came to Ringgold, Bienville Psh., in the late 1840 and early 1850s. The family moved to LA from Twiggs Co., GA. Intermarried families include HOLLAND, SLEDGE, LAWSON, WIMBERLEY, SNEAD, GODWIN. Will gladly exchange information. W.D. Lindsey, 616 N. Palm, Little Rock, AR 72205; (501) 666-2070.


William D. Lindsey Sat Sep 6 17:13:08 1997
I'm researching the GODWIN and SNEAD families, who came from Randolph Co., GA, to Ringgold in 1848. Will gladly exchange information. W.D. Lindsey,


Lora Spivey Campbell Fri Sep 5 09:11:11 1997
I am seeking information on the surname SPIVEY with possible links to South Georgia, the counties of Pierce, Ware and Bacon. My father was James SPIVEY, born in Pierce Co., Ga. about 1926. His father was Walter. Any information will be appreciated.


Rebecca Butler Reeves Thu Sep 4 16:21:14 1997
Lavinda CALHOUN,born 9/March/1822 in Laurens Co.So.Carolina, died 10/Jan/1877 in Arcadia, La.,married James Young,B 8/Aug/1818,in Laurens Co.,So. Carolina,30/Dec/1872,in Arcadia,La. Lavinda's parents Mary PUCKETT of Laurens Co.,So.Carolina and ?Downs CALHOUN,B. 1799,D. 1850. His parents were William James YOUNG,Jr.of Laurens Co.,So.Carolina, and ?Sara of same. Other relatives in same area William YOUNG,Eliza YOUNG,William CALHOUN,Dabney PUCKETT,etc. I need last names,dates and places, Thanks.


George Park Fri Sep 12 15:15:17 1997
seeking family descendants of George Washington SIMS (1854-1915) Arcadia, Bienville, LA. Mar. Rebecca Ursula OWENS (1852-1928) CHILDREN: Floyd G. SIMS (1884)mar. Mamie LEVINS; Flora J. SIMS mar. F.N. ROBINSON; Cordelia Sims (1888) mar. John WATSON; Arminte Belle SIMS (1891) mar. Willie ROBINSON; Alfred Houston SIMS (1894) mar. Evie ROGERS.


Chris Pettit Fri Sep 12 17:07:03 1997
I am looking for information on MAHLON (MALONE) PETTIT (PETTIS),b. 1826 in Bienville Parish, m. Aug 8 1850 MARTHA E. TILLEY (TILLAY), b. 1830 in Bienville and their son WILLIAM JASPER PETTIT, b. Oct 12, 1852 in Bienville Parish.


Terry Doughty Fri Sep 12 22:17:51 1997
SIMMONS, James H. probably born in Clairborne Parish 27-Oct-1862. His parents are James Hardyman Simmons and Holland Laura McFARLAND. Trying to establish when James H. Simmons married Martha Elizabeth Sheppard. The other Simmons ancestors are the Brinsons that are buried in the Old Athens Cemetary.


Daniel J. Castleberry Thu Sep 18 20:08:04 1997
Looking for information about my parents. My mothers maiden name was Chagnard. She lived in New Orleans area I believe. I remember going to see my grandmother when I was very small and I believe her home was right next to a auto-race track. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. If information would include grandmother and grandfathers info. this would also be very helpfull.


Barbara Baker Fri Sep 19 13:35:14 1997
BAKER. RATCLIFF. Thanks to all who assisted me in the past. I now have very good lines on both sides, but would like to get actual records for documentation. Does anyone know if the Baptist churches have records of births, marriages and deaths available and how to obtain them? Would there be a central location that archives records? I would like to get, first of all, birth records for Wimberly Baker born ca. 9/1866, James Keith I born 4/23/1898 and Francis (Fannie) Ratcliff born 2/16/1866.


Gwen Gilbert Sep 20, 1997
Trying to locate birth dates of members of the Stewart Washington (father) family in 1910, 1920, and 1930, Arcadia, Bienville Parish. The mother was Barbara (Johnson maiden name I think). Children were: Tracy Harold and Lacy Barbara (twins) born Sept. 19, 1910, Otis Raymond, Elizabeth, Margaret, Willie Hudson, and Stewart Jr. Some of the children may be first listed in the 1930 census.


Ruth Dobbins BennettSep 20, 1997
I am looking for descendants of Julia Ann HOLLAND and Edmond COX. Their daughter Louisa Elizabeth Cox married Malcolm Alexander BAKER--my ggrandparents. Does anyone have information on parents, siblings of Julia or Edmund? Their children are Louisa Elizabeth Baker, John Henry Cox, Christopher Columbus "Lum" Cox, and Albert "Alb" Terrell Cox. Thank you for your assistance.


Carmellina Sep 20, 1997
I am looking for a copy of a birth certificate. The Wade Clinic, the place of birth, was destroyed in a fire. The certificate is for Bobby Gibson Jr. born Sept. 22, 1971, Bienville Parish, Arcadia. If you have any information or could help me to find the information it would be very helpful, as Bobby is unable to obtain any state identification without this.


Beverly Powell Sep 20, 1997
I would like to have your help to confirm info given to me by my great aunt. I am specifically looking for the 1880 birth of my ggmother Catherine Southern Van Sant (marr. Reid Brown) and also the 1884 death of my gggfather Jefferson Van Sant who (marr Mary Elisabeth Southern). Please feel free to share my e-mail address with others in this line as I would enjoy corresponding with them. Any help that you can provide is very much appreciated.


John H. Jacobi Sun Sep 21 10:00:21 1997
Looking for information on Albert John HAGAN. I believe that he was born near Arcadia, LA (Bienville Parish) around 1874. He was married in Texas in 1898 to Effie Bell and returned to Bienville Parish. I am interested in any information regarding his parents and siblings. John H. Jacobi


Brenda McKinney Mon Sep 22 07:45:56 1997
Looking for any info on William Madison "Buck" KEMP b. 2/9/1842 in Alabama who married Francis Elizabeth "Fannie" WILLIAMS in Liberty Hill, Bienville Parrish..Elizabeth was daughter of Thomas WILLIAMS and Mary A. LOW...William and Elizabeth had 14 children: Annie Eugenia KEMP m. F. P. GATLIN; William Edward Hill KEMP m. Mary Lena TURNER; George Washington KEMP m. Sylvia FARRELL; Francis Louvenia KEMP m. George Richard CUMMINGS; Nannie Rebecca KEMP m. Isaac William CUMMINGS; Minnie Bell KEMP m. Allen Titus BLACK; John Wesley KEMP m. Eddie PHILLIPS; Mary Elizabeth KEMP m. Joel Eugene HARDAWAY; Silas Newton KEMP m. Annie CRAWFORD; Cynthia Coreen Laura KEMP m. George Burton TAIT; Stephen Percy KEMP m. Lessie BROWN; Benjamin Horace KEMP; Lillie Maude KEMP m. Lovid Tracy CULBERTSON.....I "Think" William Madison's father was Robert Kemp and mother was a ? GILLIAM...any info would be helpful.. thanks in advance


Dianne Jones Thu Sep 25 16:43:39 1997
MAZA/MAZIE/SULLIVAN/MATHEWS Will Mazie b abt 1894 m Valley Pearl(Queen?) Sullivan b abt 1890 in Bienville Parish. Will was married before to Mary Ann Mathews in 1908. Will's mother is Susan Mazie who married Jesse Sullivan. HELP!!!


M. Mathis Sat Sep 27 15:52:16 1997
KOONCE/DRINKARD: Phillip Caleb Koonce b 1822 m. Elizabeth Drinkard in 1845 . They inherited 160 acres from her father Ellington Drinkard. They lived and had a large family in Bienville Parish: Mary Jane Koonce m. Cullen Conerly in 1870; Cora married N. Y Moore in 1872 In MD ? (now how'd she get there? ) Lenora m. Lud Nash, James married Lillie Burr in 1880, William m. ???? , Benjamin m. Josephine Franklin, David m. Sobelia Kay, and John Christopher Ellington m. Emma Youngblood. I am looking for any of these families or their descendants. Thank You.


Thomas Clayton Perritt Sun Sep 28 10:23:14 1997
I am seeking any information regarding the "Perritt" Family. I reside in Atlanta and I am particularly interested in tracing back from my grand parents,Thomas and Amanda Perritt. My father was Rex Denton Perritt. I spent most of my youth in Minden but have returned to North LA only a few time since leaving after high school. Thanks for any response. Tom Perritt


Debbie Boswell Wed Oct 8 12:48:37 1997
Looking for information on my family. Fedrick or Fredrick Brazzel who married Mary Hughes. Fredrick was born in Georgia. They had eight children. Eliza Brazzel who married John T. Greenlee and died before 1860.Any help with any of these names will be appreciated.


David A. Grierson Wed Oct 8 19:35:19 1997
Anyone interested in researching the Grierson, Greerson, Grearson, Greirson, Grier, Greer, Grear, Greir, etc., -contact David A. Grierson at 37799 Apache Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Interested in queries, & questions from researchers and genealogists alike. I have compiled extensively on these surnames and their variants for about nine years. Trading information is my aim. Anyone related to the Griersons of Mississippi, collateral lines, female lines are most assuredly welcomed as well in all areas of research. No grandstanding, no fan-fair, only serious persons will be addressed.


Shelley Newman Sat Oct 11 07:37:59 1997
Am seeking the wedding date for Nicie Drucilla STRACENER and Jackson Washington HARRIS, who wed about 1857 in Bienville Parish. Their first child Sarah was born here in 1858. Any other information on these families would be much appreciated. Thank You.


Thomas McCart Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:16:38 -0500 (EST)
Ceb MCCART shot & killed circa 1912. Married Pearle PATTERSON with two children Dealie Minerva and Henry Merrell MCCART. Ceb's brother then married Pearle ( his name Tom MCCART) and they had three children, Roberta, Helen, and Adeline. This took place in or around Bienville Parish. Any help will be appreciated and links found shared with your site.


Fred Cox 16 Nov 1997 21
I am looking for information on Jesse COX, born about 1824 in Al, son of my gg grandfather, Elijah COX.  He was said in his grandfather Jesse HORN's will to be in Bienville Parish, La. in 1860.  Any help appreciated. 


Betty Winn Wed, 19 Nov 1997 21:21:22 -0800
Am searching for information on the family of Josiah BRINSON who married Betsey MODGLIN 7 Apr 1826, Wilson Co, TN. By 1825 when third child was born family was in Louisiana, probably Claiborne Parish. By 1850 they appear in census of Bienville Parish , Western Dist p257. They had children James b. abt 1825, Josiah b abt 1827 who md Angeline AMMONDS 15 May 1856 in Bienville Parish, Norman, Martha, Anthony and Philip. When and where did Josiah and Betsey die? Does anyone know who were the parents of Betsey MODGLIN? What happened to all the children. There were three female children I cannot name. Any assistance will be appreciated.


Tracy M. ArmstrongMon, 24 Nov 1997 20:10:29 -0600
I am interested in tracing my husband's maternal family. His maternal grandfather is Ernest Lamar NIX who was born in Bienville Parish. Although Pop (Lamar) is still alive he won't talk about his family much. All we know is that he was born in Bienville Parish in October 1925 (I think). He has two sisters who are twins, Rita and Reba. They all live in the Mansfield/Stanley, LA area now. We don't know if there were more siblings or the names of their parents. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Patrick W. Jacob Thu, 27 Nov 1997 22:17:30 -0600
Seeking information about James W. JACOB(S), Benjamin F. JACOB(S), and John W. JACOB(S) who acquired homesteads in Bienville Parish about 1860. Thought to have emigrated from Germany. Also seeking information about spouses and decedents of these three men including Tabitha JACOB(S), Benjamin JACOB(S), English JACOB(S), Sarah JACOB(S), James JACOB(S), William JACOB(S), and Cicero JACOB(S). who also acquired homesteads in later years. This family appears to have been closely related with the BARRON family in the same area. James W. JACOB, Jr. was married to Jane L. BARRON about 1878-1880 and lived near Roy and then Ashland.


Nelle Craig Thu, 04 Dec 1997 11:53:16
I am seeking information on the descendants of Luke E. BURNETT, who lived in Bienville Parish from 1836 until about 1880, when he moved to Ouachita Parish. Luke BURNETT was first married to Sarah Martha Jane BUYS and had two children: James Jeremiah and Tallulah Adelia, who married Rev. Alonzo A. SMITH. He second married Angelinci THOMAS. Were there children by the second marriage? Both marriages occurred in Bienville Parish. Would appreciate any information about this part of my family. Did Luke or his children go to Texas as most of his siblings did?


Amani Wed, 17 Dec 1997 17:44:51 -0600
I am searching for families of Gahagan(s) who are black and my ancestors. I know Peter Gahagan married Laura Mattox in 1879, in Bienville Parish. I would like to know when were Peter and Laura born; if there are records of their births and who were Peter's parents and who were Laura's parents. I know there were white families of Gahagans in Bienville Parish who owned slaves. I would like to know if there are any records of the slaves they owned and if so, what happend to the slaves before and during the Civil War.


  Bert Kent Thu, 25 Dec 1997 19:04:31 -0600
The 1850 census of Bienville Parish Louisana lists William Kent age 31 and Margaret age 27 with two children Eliza J. age four(4) and Thomas H age two. I also found in Louisana land records where William A. Kent bought land in Lincolin Parish in 1852, Then bought land in Caddo Parish about 1889, and land in Beauregard Parish in 1890. ( I know some of these Parish's did not exist on these date's) But have reason's to believe that William and William A. is same person. I believe that he is my great granfather and would like to corspond with any of his des. I have a lot of info on other members of the family and would like to exchange if for there's Thank you for your trouble. Bert Kent, Rt 1 Box 381, Eastland, Texas 76448


Jana Kay Mon, 29 Dec 1997 21:31:38 EST
We were in Mt. Lebanon last year and stumbled upon a book on the history of Bienville Parish or Mt. Lebanon. It is no longer in print and we are looking for someone who can copy certain pages in that book. The pages relate to the COLBERT family who lived in Mt. Lebanon in the 1860s. Any assistance would be appreciated.


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