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Brittain Cemetery

 Located in LaSalle Parish, but with old ties to Catahoula--this cemetery is placed
on this site to the diligence of Forrest Cook and Maude Ann Gilmore.
Thank you both for your time and effort.


Directions: From Summeville on LA Hwy 127, take LA Hwy. 503 past Nickel to the junction of LA Hwys. 126 and 503. At that junction, take a left (opposite 126) on gravel road for approximately 3/4 mile, thence take the right on Buck Creek Road for approximately 1 1/2 miles. At that point, there will be a backward Y, take the Y back for 1/4 mile, cemetery at end of the road.

The cemetery is at the following coordinates: 31-50-26N and 92-03-15W or Latitude: 31.84056, Longitude: -92.05389. Located in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 15, T10N - R4E. And at the junction of Buck Creek Road and the cemetery Y is located the home place of Luraney (Brown) Brittain where she homesteaded the 40 acres.

Cemetery photographed by E. Forrest Cook, June 22, 2009
Listing compiled by Maude Ann Gilmore
Notes based on research by E. Forrest Cook and Maude Ann Gilmore

Barnett, (America) Americus S E
Birth: 6 May 1846 in Louisiana
Death: 12 Jan 1903
Age: 56 yrs, 9 mo 6 days
Parents: Blanding Barnett and Luraney Brown
Spouse: [Unclear--possibilities are Sanithas Unknown, Henrietta Smith, Sara Jane Harris, Sarah Jane Zeigler]

Barnett, Blanding
Birth: 1815 in South Carolina
Death: 1880 [Note: Even though Blanding Barnett's grave marker gives his year of death as 1880, he is not found in census records after 1850. His wife, Luraney, is found in the 1860 census as head-of-household; in 1870 she (indexed as "Lunny Barnett", age 50, by is in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Aminda (as given in census) and W. A. Britton (again, as listed in census). In 1880 Luraney is still in the household of daughter Arminda A. and W. A. Brittain (different spelling than that of 1870).]
Parents: James Barnett and Asenath Daldridge
Spouse: Luraney Brown

Barnett, James Angus  (J Angus Barnett)
Birth: 1835
Death: 1883
Parents: Blanding Barnett and Luraney Brown
Spouse: Sarah Jane Poole, married Nov. 29, 1855 in Catahoula Parish

Barnett, Luraney Brown
Birth: 1817
Death: 1882 [See note for Blanding Barnett.]
Spouse: Blanding Barnett

Barnett, Robert
Birth: Unknown
Death: Unknown
Note: The only date visible on the grave marker appears to be 1905. It is unclear if this is a birth or death date. If a death date, this Robert Barnett may be the son of Americus Barnett and his first wife. The U. S., Louisiana, Avoyelles Parish census record for 1870 lists a three-year-old Robert in the household of Anie (as indexed by Barnett. Viewing the image shows the possibility that the name of the head of household is "Ami". The 1880 census for 4th Ward, Catahoula Parish lists a thirteen-year-old Robert in the household of Marcus [Americus] Barnett.

Brittain, twin daughters
Birth: 12 Oct 1939
Death: 12 Oct 1939
Parents: W. T. Brittain and Bertha Barnett [Bertha was probably the daughter of Sam Barnett and Aletha Guyon. Sam Barnett was a son of Americus and Sara/Sarah Barnett.]

Brittain, William A.   
Birth: 26 Aug 1826 in Alabama
Death: 15 Dec 1898 [Note: Although his burial marker lists his death 1898, William is listed in the 1900 census as head of household with daughter Susan and son "Martial" (as given in record).]
Spouses: 1) Mary Elizabeth Barnett, daughter of Blanding Barnett and Luraney Brown, 28 Oct 1858 in Catahoula Parish; 2) Armanda Barnett, daughter of Blanding Barnett and Luraney Brown, 15 Apr 1866 in Catahoula Parish.
(Co F 31st Regt LA Inf CSA)

Brittain, Armanda Barnett
Birth: 1844
Death: 1897
Parents: Blanding Barnett and Luraney Brown
Spouse: William A. Brittain, 15 Apr 1866 in Catahoula Parish

Britton, Marshell
Birth: 10 Mar 1885
Death: 30 mar 1975
Parents: William A. Brittain and Armanda Barnett
Spouse: 1) Mary Unknown; 2) Maybell Brasher

Britton, Maybell Brasher
Birth: 6 May 1916
Death: 25 Aug 1979
Spouse: Marshell Britton

Britton, William Rufus
Birth: 2 Jan 1910
Death: 16 Sept 1985
Parents: Marshell Britton and Mary Unknown

Brown, John Hardy
Birth: 2 June 1892
Death: 1 Oct 1899
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Brown

Crawford, Mary Barnett
Birth: 13 Sept 1884
Death: 4 Nov 1916

Cruse, James F.
Birth: 19 Dec 1871
Death: 22 Dec 1902
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Brittain [daughter of probably William A. Brittain and Armanda Barnett]

Drake, Calline Barnett
Birth: 15 Mar 1869
Death: 30 Oct 1897
Spouse: Charley Drake

Ellis, Harvy
Birth: Unknown
Death: Unknown

Grant, Fannie Barnett    2nd headstone
Birth: 1879
Death: 1917
Parents: Americus and Sarah Barnett
Spouse: T. Grant [Note: The grave marker appears to give Fannie's husband as T. Grant but, according to the Louisiana marriage records, F. F. Barnett married W. M. Grant on Dec. 1, 1897 in Catahoula Parish.]

Grant, twin daughters
Birth: 1898
Death: 1898
Parents: William Grant and Fannie Barnett

Guyon, Lee Dunlap and baby
Birth: unknown
Death: about 1910
Spouse: Emmett Guyon

Guyon, Mary Brittain*
*possibly Brittain, Mary Guyon
Birth: 1890
Death: 1978

Roark, D. L.
Birth: 25 Oct 1895
Death: 23 June 1900
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Roark

Roark, G. W.
Birth: 1817
Death: 1896

Roark, M. E. "Betsy" Brown
Birth: 1825
Death: 1880

Wright, Susie Brittain
Birth: 1874
Death: 1902

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