African American Research
In Catahoula Parish & other areas.
If anyone has additional records please contact me.
Slave holders from 1860 census and additional information from 1870 census
Slave Narrative - Ellen Brass interview, from the early 1930's, living at that time in Arkansas, but had lived in Catahoula Parish.
Conveyance Records - extracted by and used with permission from S.K. Martin-Quiatte
Records from other parishes that involved Catahoula Parish:
* An Act of Sale recorded on 20 November 1835 transferred, sold
and delivered all of her right, title, and interest in the negro man named London
for $1200.00 cash, This act of sale was signed by Isham Humble acting as the
Agent and Attorney in Fact of Nancy Humble, a resident of Catahoula Parish.
(Conveyance Book "E" page 205 East Feliciana).
* 30 Mar. 1809 DAVID PHELPS to OLIVER MORGAN both of Catahoula for $500 PHELPS sells to MORGAN on Bowden's Creek... also two negroes DICK and KATE,
30 head of hogs and all household furniture, if $500 not paid by 31 Mar. 1811.
Signed: DAVID PHELPS
Witnesses: JOHN HUGHES and BENJ. TENNILLE
* 30 Sept 1809 ELISHA TILMAN and ANNE TILMAN both of Catahoula
to OLIVER J. MORGAN of same - a negro boy named PETER about 9 years old for
Signed: ELISHA (X) TILMAN and ANNE (X) TILMAN