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The Maher Family of Madison Parish

 

Richard P. Sevier (dicksevier@gmail.com)

Madison Parish LaGenWeb Coordinator

February 2005

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Mathew Maher

Louise Maher Graves and John Francis Graves

Philip Maher

Ada Maher Shadburne and George David Shadburne

Caroline Ewing Lowry

Other Madison Parish Mahers

Philip and Caroline Maher

DESCENDANTS OF PHILIP AND CAROLINE MAHER

 

NOTE: The data on the Maher family has been obtained from court records, census data, wills, tax rolls, newspaper reports, the Maher-Graves Family Bible, the Maher-Lowry Family Bible, the Social Security Index, Internet websites and family heirlooms. Mike Maher of Annapolis, MD, did the early Maher family research and kindly allowed it to be used in this report. There are many “missing links” in this family’s history, and anyone who feels that they can fill in some of the blanks is encouraged to do so. This website will be updated as additional data is obtained.

 

Maher Family? You say that you have lived in Madison Parish for over fifty years and never have heard of them? Well that is the reason this is being written because the Mahers lived in Madison Parish over 150 years ago and became an important part of Madison Parish history.

 

Many Maher descendants lived (or still live) in Madison Parish, including all of the descendants of William P. and Ada Graves Sevier (including former longtime Tallulah Mayor, W. P. “Buck” Sevier, Jr., former Madison Parish Tax Assessor, James D. Sevier, current Madison Parish Tax Assessor, “Jimbo” Sevier, Charlotte Sevier Ziegler and Bill Ziegler.) Also all of the descendants of George W. and Louise Graves Jordan (including former State Senator Irene Jordan Sevier wife of longtime State Senator Andrew L. Sevier and all of their offspring.) Many others live nearby or in neighboring states.

 

Philip Maher, the primary Madison Parish Maher, was engaged in extensive land trading, especially in the Milliken’s Bend area. This was done with his brothers-in-law Honoré Perigny Morancy[1] (who married Philip’s wife’s sister), Alfred Lowry (who was his wife’s brother) and his father-in-law Catesby B. Minnis (who married his wife’s mother after her first husband died.) During the 1830-1860 period these four men controlled much of the land in southeastern Carroll Parish and northeastern Madison Parish.

 

MATHEW FRANCIS MAHER

 

Mathew Francis Maher[2], brother of Philip and the first Maher to come to Louisiana, was born June 29, 1802 in Laghile, County Tipperary, Ireland. He arrived in Louisiana about 1820 at an age of about 18. From that date until he died in New Orleans on July 25, 1832 Mathew amassed quite a fortune. Among his extensive land holdings was prime property in downtown New Orleans. He also owned property in Ireland, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Alabama and Milliken’s Bend, LA where he may have met his wife-to-be, Caroline Ewing Lowry. Mathew and Caroline were married in Vicksburg on November 1, 1830.

 

On April 3, 1832 Mathew bought the following property in Carroll Parish (Madison Parish was not formed until 1838) near Milliken’s Bend: Lot number 11, Township 17 (North) Range 13 East containing about 160 acres.[3] The property was purchased for $2,500 from Honoré Morancy who married Caroline’s sister, Eliza Jane in 1818. Unfortunately Mathew died three months later in July 1832, probably from yellow fever.

 

At the time of his premature death in 1832 Mathew’s estate was worth some $268,000[4] in cash and notes – not including the Milliken’s Bend property. In today’s dollars that would be about $6,000,000.[5] Most of Mathew’s estate was divided between his brothers Michael and Philip.

 

PHILIP MAHER

 

Philip Maher was born about March 1812 in Laghile, County Tipperary, Ireland. He entered the United States December 4, 1827 on the Ship Princess Charlotte out of Liverpool.  He gave his occupation as a Clerk and his age as 15.  He was traveling with Thomas FitzWilliam[6] who owned a large plantation near Milliken’s Bend. Records show that Philip attended St. Joseph College in Bardstown, KY for at least one year in 1829.[7]

 

At the time of Mathew’s death in 1832 Philip was only about 20 years of age and probably living in New Orleans. By March 1833 Philip reached his “age of majority” (21) and was eligible for his inheritance from Mathew. The first mention of Philip and what was later to become Madison Parish was in March 1834 when he and his brother Michael bought 1128 acres from Honoré Morancy in Township 17 Range 13 E.[8] Also in March 1834 Philip and Michael sold 21 slaves to Catesby B. Minnis for the sum of $8,500.[9]

 

On March 1, 1835 Caroline Lowry Maher, widow of Mathew Francis Maher, sold to Philip and Michael Maher all of the community property she had inherited from her late husband for $8,840.[10] This included:

1.     Two plots of ground with the improvements thereon situated on Magazine Street, Faubourg St. Mary between Poydras and Girod Streets.[11]

2.     Two certain lots of ground situated in Faubourg Lafayette, Parish of Jefferson, in this state and designated by the numbers "3" and "4" in Square no. 14 as per the original plan of said Faubourg.

3.     A certain lot or parcel of ground adjoining the town of Bardstown, Nelson County, State of Kentucky, being a part of a lot known in the plan of the outlots of the said town of Bardstown as No. 11.

4.     One other lot of ground also adjoining the said town of Bardstown, containing between two and three acres.

5.     Five certain lots of ground situated in the town of Belmont, County of Belmont, State of Ohio.

6.     Two lots of ground situated in the City of Mobile, State of Alabama, with the improvements thereon.

7.     A certain tract of land situated in the County of Tipperara (sic), Ireland containing about 22 acres and now in the possession of Patrick Maher.[12]

 

In addition to the sum of Eight thousand Eight Hundred and Forty dollars Philip and Michael agreed to:

“... assign and set over unto the said Mrs. Caroline Maher, a certain tract of land situated on the River Mississippi, Parish of Carroll, in this state and designated as Lot 11, Township 17, Range 13 East being the same purchased by the said Mathew F. Maher of H. P. Morancy on the 3rd day of April, 1832. Also, a certain negro named Charity...”

 

On May 23, 1835, just three months after buying her property, Philip Maher married Caroline Ewing Lowry Maher, the widow of his brother Mathew, in Adams County, Mississippi.

 

CAROLINE EWING LOWRY

 

Caroline Ewing Lowry was born in Natchez, Mississippi May 25, 1811, the daughter of William Lowry and Nancy Fitzgerald Lowry, originally of Franklin County, Kentucky. The Lowrys appear to have moved to Natchez, MS about November 1810 when they sold their Kentucky house.[13] William passed away sometime between that time and November 23, 1815 when Nancy married Catesby B. Minnis in Natchez[14].

 

At some point between 1820-1830 the Minnises bought land in Madison Parish near Milliken’s Bend.[15] Caroline’s older sister, Eliza Jane, married Honoré P. Morancy of Natchez in 1818.[16] At that time Honoré was a professor of French, Greek and Latin at a college in Natchez.[17] They soon moved to the Milliken’s Bend area (then in Ouachita Parish) where Honoré became a Louisiana State Senator and was responsible for the creation in 1832 of Carroll Parish[18]. Madison Parish was created in 1838 and included the Milliken’s Bend area within its northern boundaries.

 

Caroline’s siblings were the afore-mentioned Eliza Jane (born 1803), Alfred J. (born 1808) and William, Jr. (born 8/30/1813.) Alfred later became a major landowner in the Milliken’s Bend area and is mentioned many times (along with the Mahers) in the book Brokenburn – The Journal of Kate Stone 1861-1868.[19] Eliza Jane died sometime after 1882, probably in Milliken’s Bend. Alfred died in Milliken’s Bend in 1867 and William Lowry, Jr. died in Adams County, Mississippi November 22, 1887.

 

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Cover of Brokenburn The Diary of Kate Stone 1861-1868. LSU Press 1954.

 

Caroline, originally a Presbyterian, became a Roman Catholic after attending Nazareth Academy in Nazareth, Kentucky from 8/29/1825 through 7/17/1828 when she graduated.

 

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Front and back of Caroline Lowry’s enrollment record at Nazareth Academy. Courtesy of Nazareth Academy - Nazareth, KY

 

It is presumed that Caroline lived in Milliken’s Bend between the time she graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1828 and the time she married Mathew Maher in 1830. Of course Mathew died in 1832 and she married his brother Philip in 1835.

 

PHILIP and CAROLINE MAHER

 

From the time they married in 1835 until the Civil War, Philip and Caroline Maher were prominent landowners and cotton growers in the Milliken’s Bend area. In June 1836, Philip arranged with his brother-in-law, Alfred Lowry, to have use of the Catesby Minnis plantation house for “his lifetime or as long as said Maher sees proper to live on said plantation.”[20] This house was reported to be one of the finest, if not the finest, in the Milliken’s Bend area. During that same month Minnis and his wife, Nancy Fitzgerald Lowry Minnis, (Caroline and Alfred’s mother) sold and renounced all interests in their plantation, consisting of about 2100 acres, to Philip Maher and Alfred Lowry for $150,000[21]. Also included in the sale were 41 slaves and “all the stock of cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, farming utensils now on said plantation.”[22] It is believed that Mrs. Minnis was apparently in poor health at this time as she passed away before the end of 1836.

 

An interesting sidelight to this agreement was found in the Concordia Parish records and provided that during the month of January 1842 the Negro slaves involved in the trade will:

have the liberty of emigrating to Liberia and that any agent of any Colonization Society shall be permitted to have intercourse with and converse with the above named negroes during the month of January A.D. Eighteen hundred and forty two, and ascertain whether any or all of them are willing to emigrate to Liberia, those that wish to emigrate shall work on the plantation of the said Alfred J. Lowry and Philip Maher (this day bought of C.B. Minnis) one year, and as a compensation for the services of the said Alfred J. Lowry and Philip Maher shall furnish money for the expenses to Liberia and good clothes and provisions for one years ___? – all of which shall average one hundred dollars each, those of the above named negroes who are unwilling to have their freedom and migrate to Liberia shall then be slaves for life, the property of Alfred J. Lowry and Philip Maher, but those that refuse to migrate shall have the privilege of choosing as their master either of the above named Alfred J. Lowry or Philip Maher, should the division not be equal between the above named Alfred J. Lowry and Philip Maher of those who refuse to go to Liberia, they shall be valued at cash prices, and the one having the most shall pay over the differences to the other partner.”[23]

This unusual agreement, 25 years before the Civil War, was probably one of the first whereby a landowner would pay a slave’s way to Liberia.

 

About 1845 Philip and Caroline adopted a daughter whom they named Louise Watson Maher. Louise was born in New Orleans on December 8, 1844. Not much is known of Louise although it has been said that she was the biological child of either a Maher or a Lowry. Louise would later be credited with producing most of the known descendants of Philip and Caroline. Several years later the Mahers adopted another daughter and named her Ada C. Maher. Ada was born (probably in New Orleans) on March 13, 1847 as Ada C. T. Grivot. However, she is not listed with the Mahers in the 1850 census, and therefore must have been adopted after that date. The 1840 census lists two Grivots in New Orleans, A. and William, but there are no Grivots listed in the 1850 census.

 

According to the 1850 census Philip and Caroline’s Milliken’s Bend property was evaluated at $22,000, and they owned 84 slaves.[24] By 1860 their property value had increased to $300,000[25] and they owned 91 slaves. This was all about to change with the advent of the Civil War and, later, the southwestward migration of the Mississippi River.

 

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Part of land in Milliken’s Bend area known to have been owned by Philip Maher. Note the location of the land relative to: (1) the pre-Civil War position of the River; (2) the current position of the River; and (3) the current levees.

 

Philip and Caroline were devout Catholics and as such were very concerned that they had no priest in their little church in Milliken’s Bend. On March 4, 1854 Caroline wrote the following letter to the Catholic Bishop[26]:

 

“I beg leave to address you in the name of the congregation of Milliken's Bend and state our situation to you. We have a very neat church of brick, 60 by 30 feet. We have just had a new altar and a melodeon, have a good choir, etc. The number of Catholics is about 30 permanent residents besides transients. About two years ago the Archbishop sent us a clergyman whose health has been so delicate that he has scarcely been able to preach since the first few weeks of his residence among us. He left for New Orleans on the 10th of January where he died on the 24th of the same month, and consequently we are without a pastor. We therefore beg to have a visit from you, as early as you can conveniently do so. Several families can accommodate you comfortably and would be happy to have you stop with them; among the number I include ourselves. Or if you cannot come, we hope you will be able to send us a clergyman at least during the season of lent. I believe Mr. Kelly (Father Kelly) had a salary of five or six hundred dollars a year."
                                  signed C. E. Maher

 

This letter was quoted in Frances Alexander’s thesis Curtains for the Bend[27] as from “Mr.” Maher. However Caroline almost always signed her name “C. E. Maher.”

 

In Philip’s 1856 will he was very generous to Catholic charities leaving “$2,000 to the Catholic Male Orphan Assylum in New Orleans; $2,000 to the Widow’s home in New Orleans; $1,000 to the Female Orphan Assylum in New Orleans; $1,000 to the Female Orphan Assylum in Natchez and $1,000 to the Female Orphan Assylum in Louisville, KY.” In 1856 $1,000 was equivalent to $22,000 2005 dollars. Philip willed $100 a year for ten years to the Milliken’s Bend Catholic Church,provided there is a resident priest there, if there is not a permanent Priest, then in that event, I wish the amount annually to be given for charitable purposes as may seem fit by my dear wife...” Philip also left to his two sisters in Bond County, Illinois and to a brother in Indiana, “the land on which they lived” (which he must have owned.) In addition he left the children of each sibling $2,000.

 

Caroline’s 1856 will bequeathed $1,500 to the: “Female Orphan Assylum in Natchez.” She also left $100 a year for ten years to the Milliken’s Bend Catholic Church with the same resident priest provisions as Philip had except that if there was no priest there the money was to be given “to the Catholic Female Asylum in Natchez.” In addition she willed “to each of my dear Brothers and Sister’s children, one thousand dollars.” By 1856 Caroline had at least fourteen nieces and nephews on her side of the family, so she was committing to them at least $308,000 in today’s dollars.

 

Philip and Caroline’s wills contained many more provisions including sufficient amounts for their daughters, Louise and Ada “to be paid or invested for her (their) use & benefit when she (they) shall have attained the age of eighteen years.” Both Philip and Caroline died sixteen years later and by that time were in no position to honor their 1856 wills because the Civil War had cost them dearly.

 

Caroline E. Maher? Courtesy of Jo Hutcherson

 

In 1852 Louise, at the age of only 6, was enrolled in Caroline’s old boarding school, Nazareth Academy in Nazareth, Kentucky. To send a 6-year-old child off to boarding school would be unthought-of today, but in the 1800’s, when there were practically no public schools, it was fairly common, especially among the wealthy cotton-growers of the area. However, this apparently was just too much for 6 year-old Louise, and she left after only four months. She reenrolled in 1856 at the age of ten and left again after a year, evidently to attend St. Joseph’s Academy in Emmitsburg[28], Maryland.

 

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Louise Maher’s enrollment records at Nazareth Academy.  Courtesy of Nazareth Academy- Nazareth, KY

 

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Although Caroline’s enrollment records show her leaving in 1857, Nazareth’s Catalogue for 1858 shows her still there.
Courtesy of Nazareth Academy- Nazareth, KY

 

Louise and Ada were not listed in the 1860 census because they were probably attending St. Joseph’s Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland where they had to stay until the end of the Civil War. Emmitsburg was located only about ten miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where Gettysburg, the turning point battle of the Civil War, was fought. In fact, “Emmitsburg Road” is mentioned in every account of the Battle of Gettysburg. Except for St. Joseph’s, there is no record of Ada, who is somewhat of a mystery anyway, ever having attended another boarding school.

 

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Map showing Emmitsburg and its proximity to several important Civil War battles

 

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Front page of St. Joseph’s Academy Catalog for years 1864-65. Courtesy of St. Joseph’s Academy and Mike Maher - Annapolis, MD.

 

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Louise and Ada’s curricula at St. Joseph’s.  Courtesy of St. Joseph’s Academy and Mike Maher of Annapolis, MD .

 

During the Civil War Philip’s plantation became part of a staging area for 20-30,000 Union troops under Generals Grant, Sherman and McLernan preparing to besiege Vicksburg. Houses were ransacked, and household items such as furniture, china, jewelry and silver were destroyed or stolen by Union troops or newly freed slaves. During this very tense time for Milliken’s Bend residents, many abandoned their homes and temporarily moved away to areas less likely to be involved in military activity[29]. Philip and Caroline were no different and appear to have moved to “Woodvil” then in the hills of Jackson Parish. Woodville is located about 7 miles southwest of Ruston and is now in Lincoln Parish, but of course there was no Lincoln Parish then.

 

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Doodles on inside cover of one of Philip’s books showing that on October 3, 1865 he was living in “Woodvil”, Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Courtesy of Charlotte Donald Walter - Shreveport, LA

 

After the Civil War most returning landowners found their property in shambles, if anything at all remained. Homes, barns, levees, and most other farm infrastructures had to be rebuilt. As a result property values dropped to an all-time low. In addition, those who had borrowed money to purchase their slaves, which included most slave-owners, now had lost all of their slaves but still owed the banks for them. Slavery, as bad as it was, was not illegal at the time, and the unfortunate slave-owners were left “holding the bag.” Many formerly prominent landowners sold out, packed their bags and left.

 

This situation was no different for Philip and Caroline Maher. Although it is not certain exactly when they returned to Madison Parish, it was probably soon after the Civil War. The 1870 census lists no value for Philip’s real estate[30], which had been valued at $300,000 in 1860. However the real estate was now in Caroline’s name, but with a value of only $40,000. Louise is listed as “at home”, but Ada, having married George D.  Shadburne on June 4, 1867[31], was now living in San Francisco.

 

Except for what they took with them to Jackson Parish, there was probably little left of the Maher’s household goods. However, some of their silver survived and is pictured below.

 

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Maher Silver spoon. Courtesy of David and Brenda Donald - Jennings, LA

 

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Close-up of spoon handle showing name engraved with a curlicue on end. Courtesy of David and Brenda Donald - Jennings, LA

 

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Maher Silver napkin ring showing Caroline’s initials – CEM. Courtesy of Lottie Louise Lee Smith - Jackson, MS

 

Louise Maher married John Francis Graves on January 31, 1872[32]. Caroline Maher died in Milliken’s Bend 19 days later on February 19, 1872. From her will it is obvious that she had taken over the plantation business and that Philip, who passed away 5 months later on July 8, 1872, had been an invalid since before 1870. Both were believed to have had consumption (tuberculosis.)[33]

 

Caroline’s will[34], dated December 9, 1870, and directed to Louise provided in part the following:

My dear Louise, knowing the uncertainty of life I now make this my last holographic Will and Testimony. As you and Ada are not forced heirs at Law I wish to provide for you to the best of my ability. In case of my death before your fathers, I wish you to remain with and take good care of him. I wish some trusty person employed to take care of him, and the wages paid out of the proceeds of the crops of the Oakley Plantation & besides I wish you to have paid to you six hundred dollars per annum during his life for his support besides his clothing & Drs fees, which I also wish paid for out of the crops. I wish in the event of his death that he should be buried near me in the Natchez Cemetery, near my mother where we own a lot. (Their graves have never been located.)... I leave you sole executrix of my estate. Hoping you will frequently and fervently pray for the repose of your Father's & my Soul I remain as ever your devoted and affectionate mother, Caroline Maher, Oakley Plantation, Milliken's Bend Dec 9th 1870.

 

An inventory of Caroline’s property in 1872 included the following:

 

PLANTATION EQUIPMENT & STOCK THEREON

771 Acres of land known as the Oakley Plantation

$9252.00

4 cows

72.00

4 calves

16.00

4 mules

200.00

5 sweeps

5.00

12 plows

48.00

1 cart

50.00

1 2 horse wagon

65.00

1 gin stand

250.00

TOTAL

$9958.00

CONTENTS OF PARLOR IN DWELLING HOUSE

6 hair-bottomed chairs

$6.00

2 Ottomans

2.00

1 Rocking chair

4.00

1 Etagere

2.00

1 Brussels carpet

15.00

1 Sewing machine (old and broken)

25.00

TOTAL

$54.00

 

ROOM OPPOSITE PARLOR

1 Armoire

$10.00

1 Bedstead & bedding

20.00

1 Washstand, bowl & pitcher

6.00

1 Dressing table

2.00

1 Bureau

10.00

1 Easy chair

6.00

1 Chair for invalid (Philip?)

1.50

1 Carpet

8.00

4 Cane bottomed arm chairs

3.00

TOTAL

$66.50

 

SITTING ROOM

1 Armoire

$4.00

1 Washstand

4.00

1 Stove & pipe

4.00

1 Clock

5.00

1 Carpet

8.00

TOTAL

$25.00

 

ROOM LEFT OF SITTING ROOM

1 Bureau

$3.00

1 Lounge and bedding

6.00

1 Bedstead & bedding

12.00

1 Washstand, bowl & pitcher

3.00

11 Cane bottomed chairs

8.25

1 Carpet

5.00

1 Old Armoire

1.00

TOTAL

$38.25

 

ROOM IN GALLERY

2 Mattresses & bedclothes

$5.00

1 Washstand

1.500

1 Table

.50

TOTAL

$7.00

 

DINING ROOM

1 Safe

$5.00

1 Extension table

10.00

1 Desk

8.00

TOTAL

$23.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS

6 Lamps

$4.50

3 Wooden tables

1.00

1 Kitchen stove and fixtures

18.00

24 Milk pans

12.00

1 Milk bucket

.50

1 Lot of crockery

40.00

3 tubs

3.00

TOTAL

$79.00

 

RECAPITULATION

Plantation improvements & stock thereon

$9958.00

Contents of parlor in dwelling

$54.00

Contents of room opposite parlor

$66.50

Contents of sitting room

$25.00

Contents of room left of sitting room

$38.25

Contents of room in gallery

$7.00

Contents of dining room

$23.00

Miscellaneous

$79.00

TOTAL

$10250.75

 

Thus by the year 1872 when they both died, Philip and Caroline’s net worth had gone from $300,000 to a little over $10,000 in 12 years.

 

Louise Maher Graves and John Francis Graves

 

As mentioned earlier, Louise Watson Maher married John Francis Graves on January 31, 1872. This union would produce most of the Maher descendants. The Graves families were early settlers of Mississippi having come there from South Carolina before 1802 (Mississippi was admitted into the Union in 1817) and settled along the Comite River between Wilkinson and Amite Counties.

 

John Frances Graves was born in Amite County, Mississippi in 1838, the son of James J. Graves and Charlotte Ayers Graves. Charlotte apparently died shortly after John Francis’ birth and James J. died around 1846, leaving John Francis an orphan at age 8. He seems to have been raised by his grandmother, Rebecca Graves. He came to Madison Parish sometime before 1860 as he is listed in the 1860 census[35] as a clerk.

 

During the Civil War John Francis joined Company B of the 25th Regiment of Louisiana Infantry in 1862; was released because of sickness; then in 1863 joined Company F of the 3rd Regiment of the Louisiana Cavalry where he served until the war ended in 1865.[36]

 

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Only known picture of John Francis Graves (in his Confederate uniform). Courtesy of Lottie Louise Lee Smith - Jackson, MS

 

Louise and John Francis Graves lived in the Maher house in Milliken’s Bend where they raised 5 daughters and a son. Born first was Carrie Maher Graves (named for her maternal grandmother, Caroline Lowry Maher), born October 15, 1872. Next was Charlotte Ayers Graves (named for her maternal grandmother Charlotte Ayers Graves), born February 19, 1874. Next was Louise Watson Graves (named for Louise), born November 5, 1875. Next was Ada Shadburne Graves (named for her aunt Ada Maher Shadburne), born August 28, 1877. Next was their only son, John Francis Graves, Jr. (named for John Francis) born October 14, 1879. And finally Mary Lucia Graves, the youngest, was born November 15, 1881.

 

Life became increasingly harder for Louise and John Francis and their family, which became larger and larger. The Mississippi River continually eroded away their land (see previous map and map below) such that the house had to be moved back at least 3 times. Today their original home site is located about a mile across and on the east side of the river. Also, most of what is left on the Louisiana side of their plantation is on the levee side of the river and therefore subject to annual floods. In addition John Francis became blind and Louise became an invalid, apparently crippled by consumption.

 

In 1876 The Citizens State bank of Louisiana foreclosed on Oakley Plantation, and the family must have moved to Lake Providence sometime thereafter.

 

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Plat showing what remained of Oakley in 1876.

 

By the time that Louise passed away on August 24, 1892 the family was living in Lake Providence. Her obituary stated:[37]

 

Died in Lake Providence in the 47th year of her age, LOUISE MAHER GRAVES, beloved wife of John F. Graves, formerly of Madison Parish. The much loved child of fond parents, she was reared in a lovely home surrounded by all that wealth and affection could lavish. The tender years of her infancy and childhood were guided by these loving hearts, who ever instilled in her mind precepts of virtue and religion. As she grew and attained girlhood she was placed in a Maryland Convent, where her education was completed by the accomplished Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul. This early piety, so impressed on her youth, she retained in after years; even when sorrows and misfortunes overshadowed her life, until at times there scarcely seemed to be left a ray of hope to cheer her path. An invalid for years, she never faltered, constantly clinging to her faith, feeling that it is only in the shadow of the Cross a soul is dear to God, repeating with Job: The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord! (Job.1c.21v.) She has left a devoted husband and six children to mourn her loss. May God comfort their sorrow-stricken hearts?

 

"There is no death! What seems so is transition;

This life of mortal breath

Is but a suburb of the life elysian,

Whose portal we call death.

In that great cloister's stillness and seclusion.

By guardian angels led

Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution,

She lives whom we call dead!"

 

Looking down the vista of time, I see a vision of a fair, blue-eyed, sunny-haired child, whose life was replete with happiness and blessings - the petted idol of the household, whose budding childhood gave promise of a life that knew neither care nor sorrow - but lo! the said tidings are received of her death, of her long and painful illness, of her many crushing misfortunes! Oh! How forcible we realize the wisdom of withholding the future from our view! Could we lift the veil, who would dare do so! God is good, just and merciful, and dying as she lived in the faith of the grand old Catholic Church, we believe her translated to the land where reign only happiness and sunshine, where the memory of what she suffered is swallowed up in the fruition of eternal bliss. May she rest in peace!

AGNES.[38]

Milliken's Bend, Sept. 1st, 1892.

 

When Louise died in 1892 at age 47 the two youngest daughters, Ada and Mary, were 15 and 9 respectively. With John Francis blind and unable to care for them former Governor Lowry[39] of Mississippi (1882-1890) reportedly offered to adopt them. It this is true it lends credence to the notion that Louise’s biological parents were from either the Lowry or Maher family. In this case it would have been the Lowry family.

 

There was no adoption, however, and, following their mother’s death in 1892, the two girls were sent to a convent in Chicago[40] where they were educated. John Francis went to live in the Soldier’s Home in New Orleans.[41] He died in Madison Parish on October 15, 1911 after living alternatively at the Soldier’s Home in New Orleans and in Madison Parish. He is buried in Tallulah’s Silver Cross Cemetery.

 

On April 16, 1893 Carrie Graves married Dr. James I. Richard[42] – a prominent New Orleans physician. There they raised three children, Carrie, Katie and Stephen. Carrie died in 1931, and Dr. Richard died on March 17, 1935. Both died in New Orleans and both are buried in the Lafayette No. 1 Cemetery in New Orlean’s Garden District.

 

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Richard family mausoleum in Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans

 

Charlotte Graves, who was called “Lottie”, married William H. Pierson, a merchant in Tallulah, on April 28, 1898. They had one child, a daughter, Wylma. All three are buried in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah.

 

Louise Graves married George W. Jordan, Sr., a Madison Parish farmer, on February 16, 1897. They had six children, Ben, Louise, Irene[43], George, Jr., Mallie and Tobe. All are buried in Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah except George, Jr. and Tobe. George is buried in Baton Rouge and Tobe is buried in Castor.

 

Ada Shadburne Graves married William P. Sevier, Sr., a Madison Parish merchant, at Stamboul Plantation in East Carroll Parish, LA on November 29, 1898. Their children were William P., Jr.[44], Nan, John, Barton, Ada Maie, James[45], Charlotte and Laura. All, except for Charlotte who is still living, are buried in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah except Laura who is buried in Jennings, LA.

 

Little is known of John Francis Graves, Jr. He married Wilhelmina Aitken in New Orleans on October 6, 1906,[46] and they had one daughter, Frances. John Francis, Jr. was a “steam railroad” clerk[47] and died in New Orleans December 24, 1914.[48]

 

Mary Graves married George W. Davis in Madison Parish on June 12, 1902. Their children were Mattie, John, Joseph, Lottie and Lucia. All were born in Jonesville, LA. George died September 12, 1942 and Mary died May 6, 1968. Both are buried in Jonesville.

 

Ada Maher Shadburne and George David Shadburne

 

Ada Maher and George David Shadburne were married in Milliken’s Bend on June 4, 1867. George, born in Brenham, Texas in 1843, was son of William Henry and Eliza Ann Shadburne. Originally from Bardstown, Kentucky, the Shadburnes moved from Texas to Madison Parish before 1860.

 

George’s uncle, for whom he was named, Dr. George D. Shadburne, also a native of Bardstown, Kentucky, was well known in Madison Parish and apparently settled there between 1843 and 1850. He is credited with bringing Dr. Henry Clay Lewis to Madison Parish as his partner. Lewis was an author that wrote under the penname “Madison Tensas”, and whose humorous stories were originally published in Spirit of the Times, a New York weekly. In 1850 the stories were published in a book called Odd leaves from the Life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor. LSU Press republished the book in 1962, edited by John Q. Anderson – a Texas A & M professor -- as Louisiana Swamp Doctor, The Life and Writings of Henry Clay Lewis.[49]

 

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Cover of Louisiana Swamp Doctor, The Life and Writings of Henry Clay Lewis, LSU Press, 1962

 

George D. Shadburne served with distinction as a Confederate during the Civil War.[50]

 

George D. Shadburne entered Confederate service on December 16, 1861, near Centreville, Virginia, and served with passion throughout the Civil War. He joined the Jefferson Davis Legion as a private, but quickly rose to sergeant in Company A. The Legion served gallantly in the East and took part in Jeb Stuart's skirting of the Union army in June 1862. The next year the Legion served under Wade Hampton and fought at Brandy Station, Gettysburg, and Bristoe Station. Late in 1863 Shadburne was assigned to Hampton's 2nd South Carolina Cavalry. When Hampton took command of the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry corps, he ignored Shadburne's low rank and made him chief of his scouts.

 

Wade Hampton said of Shadburne, "as soon as a fight began he was instantly transformed into the dashing cavalryman, his whole soul seemed to be in the battle.... Armed with at least two pistols and often three, he would dash against the enemy firing with a rapidity and precision not surpassed by even Mosby who was very handy with his pistol." During the summer of 1864 Shadburne became one of Hampton's notorious "Iron Scouts," who hid along the Blackwater River just two miles from Grant's lines near City Point, Va. Wearing Yankee uniforms, they skillfully eluded capture while they killed and captured Union pickets and couriers and interfered with wagon trains and telegraph lines. Shadburne also informed Hampton of some 2,500 head of poorly protected cattle that were just five miles south. Shadburne helped lead the Beefsteak Raid, which netted much needed meat, Union supplies, and 304 Yankee prisoners.

 

Shadburne was captured on March 6, 1865, near Fredericksburg. He was sent to Fort Monroe, Va., then to Wallkill, a Union prison barge at City Point. Charged with being a spy, he faced hanging, but escaped on March 10th and returned to the Iron Scouts. After the war he went to San Francisco, where he became a lawyer and family man. [51]

 

Shadburne’s biography appeared in the 1901 History of the Bar and Bench of California as follows:

 

 

OPE2226_Pic-1George David Shadburne was born in Bren­ham, Texas. June 13. 1842.

 

He comes of old English and French ances­try. The town of "Shadburne," in Essex, England, was named after some of his paternal ancestors. His great grandfather, Amos Shadburne, settled in Louisville, Kentucky, early in the eighteenth century. His grandfather, Wil­liam Shadburne, settled in Bardstown. Ken­tucky, about the beginning of the nineteenth century, and there married Miss Prudence Merrinee, whose family had just arrived from France.

 

His father, William Henry Harrison Shadburne, at the age of eighteen, went to Texas and joined in the Texas Revolution in which he had numerous hairbreadth escapes, and was engaged in many battles, being in at the close, at the battle of San Jacinto. He married Miss Eliza Wheeler, from Mississippi, of which marriage our present Mr. Shadburne was the issue.

 

Born, as it were, on the battlefield in the stirring times of the Texan Republic, Mr. Shadburne at an early age imbibed a love of independence, which has followed through life. He was educated at St. Mary's College, Kentucky. At the age of nineteen he entered the Confederate Army to fight for the integrity of his native state. By his skill, bravery and dash he was soon the leader of scouts of the army of Lee in northern Virginia, and as chief of General Wade Hampton's Scouts, he made much of the history of the ill-starred Confederacy.

 

For over two years, in the position of leader of scouts of the Army of Northern Virginia, he rendered valuable service to his beloved Southland, and was loved and esteemed by all his comrades and commanders. When the sun of the Confederacy had gone down in blood and disaster and nothing but charred ruins and desolation were to be seen in the South, Mr. Shadburne attempted to leave this country for Brazil, failing in which, he sought retirement, seclusion and reflection near Bardstown, Kentucky where he pursued the study of law. In the spring of 1867 he was admitted to the bar at New Orleans, Louisiana, and practiced his profession for a short time thereafter at Milliken's Bend in that state. There on June 13, 1867, he married Miss Ada M. Grivot, a young lady of great beauty, education and refinement and a member of one of the oldest and best French families of Louisiana.

 

On June 13, 1868, Mr. Shadburne and his young wife arrived in San Francisco where he has since resided.

 

In California he has been constantly, ardu­ously, and assiduously engaged in the prac­tice of his profession, which he esteems in its integrity. There is no fee great enough, and no influence persuasive enough, to induce him to take a dishonest case.

 

He is unflinchable and desperately in earliest in pushing his cases, and never knows defeat as long as there is a court to which he may appeal. He has had much conspicuous litiga­tion, and his success has been proverbial. He has acquired a fine home on California Street Hill, San Francisco, and also owns the sub­stantial brick building on Sacramento street in which his law offices are located. He is a man of most positive character, but he has most engaging manners and manifests a per­sonal interest in everybody, and everybody seems to be his friend. Mr. Shadburne has been an ardent advocate of all the great improvements in San Francisco since his settlement there, and has done much for the growth and development of the State. He will be greatly regretted when he goes to his fathers.

 

George and Ada Shadburne became important members of San Francisco society, and George, a well-respected attorney, prospered. The obituary[52] of their son, George D. Shadburne, Jr., called the parents “among the prominent pioneers of the city.”

 

In addition to being a Civil War fighter George also fought in court. The January 31, 1901 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle has this to say:

Many thanks to Bob Etienne of Ashland, OR for this bit of information

 

The lie passed between two lawyers and a scrimmage followed yesterday morning in Superior Judge Sloss’ courtroom. The belligerents were George D. Shadburne and H. H. Lowenthal. Shadburne is classed as a fire-eater of the Southern type and for years was conspicuous as the leader of the people who opposed the cattlemen and fought before succeeding Boards of Supervisors for the extension of the pound limits. He is a tall, heavily built man and is reported to be eager for the fray at the drop of the hat. Even the reckless cowpunchers and quarrelsome vaqueros held his prowess in respect, and as the leader of the opposition they admitted that they did not wish to tackle him.

 

Lowenthal was suffering from locomotor ataxia, and it was thought he was courting instant death when he passed the lie to his stalwart and fiery opponent.

 

The suit of E. H. Ashton against Elisa­beth Varney and Henry Varney to recov­er $850 on a promissory note was being tried. It involved the question of rights under a transfer of title. Shadburne asked for a certain deed, which he claimed Lowenthal had agreed to produce in court. Lowenthal denied that he had promised to produce that particular paper.

 

“If you say you did not promise to produce it, you state what is false." declared Shadburne.

 

                             “If you say my statement is false you are a liar" retorted Lowenthal, who was half-seated on the corner of a table.

 

No sooner was the word "liar" uttered than Shadburne struck Lowenthal over the eye with a bunch of papers he held in his hand. Then Lowenthal picked up his cane from the table and brought it down with a resounding thwack on Shadburne’s pate. The blood spurted from the wound and a large welt rose where the cane had struck the bald spot on the law­yer's scalp. Shadburne squared off as if about to annihilate his adversary, when Charlie Morris, the courtroom clerk, sprang between the belligerents, wrench­ing the cane from Lowenthal and pushing Shadburne to one side.

 

Judge Sloss sternly rebuked the fighting lawyers and ordered them to appear at 2 P. M. and purge themselves of contempt. At that hour the belligerents apologized. Lowenthal stated that this was probably the last case he would try in this country as he was going to Europe. Judge Sloss, not wishing to delay the departure of the doughty lawyer, forgave both offenders, announcing at the same time that he thought they should have been punished to uphold the dignity of the court.

 

George and Ada had two daughters and four sons: Carra (sometimes spelled Cara or Carrie) May, George, Jr., Ada, Leonard A., Wade Hampton (named after George’s commander, General Wade Hampton (later two time governor of South Carolina), and William Robert. Ada appears to have died about 1904. By 1910 George had remarried Florence McKay, a woman 35 years his junior who he had met while visiting his daughter, Carra, in Bardstown, KY, and was the father of a 2 year old and an infant.[53] George D. Shadburne passed away in May 1921 in Alameda, CA.

 

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Colonel George D. Shadburne (from March 22, 1921 Alameda, CA article indicating that death was imminent)

Courtesy of John Shadburne - Nevada City, CA

 

Carra (Cara or Carrie or Cora) Shadburne was born February 17, 1868 in Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana. On May 7, 1889 she married Nathaniel Wickliffe Muir[54] in Louisville, KY. They settled in Bardstown, KY, Nathaniel’s hometown, where he was a banker. Their only child, George D. Shadburne Muir was born November 11, 1901. All three, Carra, Nathaniel and George were killed in a tragic train wreck at Shepherdsville, KY while returning from a Christmas shopping trip on December 20, 1917. All are buried in Bardstown – a town to which the Maher and Lowry families had several not totally understood connections.

 

George D. Shadburne Jr. was born in California December 4, 1869. Between 1910 and 1920 he married Victoria Mugarrieta, daughter of Commandante Jose Marcos Mugarrieta, an officer in the Mexican army for forty years and founder of the Constitutional Consulate of Mexico in San Francisco, the first recognized by the United States government after the war of 1847-49.[55]

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Photos of George Shadburne, Jr. and Victoria - From of June 11, 1927 San Mateo Times

 

George and Victoria were highly visible in San Francisco social and diplomatic circles.[56] He was a wealthy real estate broker and officed in San Francisco, although he lived in San Mateo. Unfortunately George overextended himself financially until June 9, 1927 when he took his own life.[57] They did not appear to have had any children. Victoria died March 20, 1945 in San Francisco.

 

Ada Shadburne was born in California about 1872. She appears in the 1880 census as being 8 years old. The 1890 census was lost due to a fire, and she is not in the 1900 census. So she must have died or married during the 1880-1900 period.

 

Leonard A. Shadburne was born in California about 1873. He first married Mary Elizabeth Randman in Lake County, Indiana on April 26, 1906[58]. Between 1920 and 1930 he married Josephine ???. It is not known whether either marriage produced any children. Leonard was working as an auto broker in Chicago, IL in 1920 and in 1930 as a loan broker. It is not known when or where he died.

 

Wade Hampton Shadburne was born in California July 30, 1881. He was married to Lula ??? sometime before 1902 when their daughter Edna was born. In 1920 they were living in Chicago, IL where Wade was listed as an automobile broker.[59] Wade died in April 1968 in St. Louis, MO.[60]

 

William Robert Shadburne was born in California November 19, 1889. In 1910 he was living in San Francisco with his wife Eldora Locke Shadburne and was listed as an automobile sales agent. Their son, William Robert Shadburne, Jr. was born July 20, 1912 and is currently living in Grass Valley, CA. William and Eldora must have divorced before 1920 because at that time Eldora and her son, William Jr., were living with her parents in Pleasanton, CA[61]. No entry can be found for William in 1920. However, by 1930 he was married to the former Viola Freear and they were living in Sacramento, where he is listed as a stockbroker. According to the obituary for his brother, George, he was also living in Sacramento when George died in June 1927. William died in Amador, CA on March 20, 1957. Viola died July 19, 1955 in Siskyou, CA.

 

OTHER MADISON PARISH MAHERS

 

In 1840 census only lists “Heads of Families” by name and groups others by age categories. There appears to be at least one other Maher besides Philip living in Madison Parish. This is may be M. T. Maher who is probably be the “1” in the 15-20 age group.[62] In 1850 M. T. Maher was listed as an overseer. M. T. was 29 at the time and born in Ireland.[63] It is believed that M. T. Maher was an overseer to both Philip Maher and Thomas FitzWilliam and was either a cousin or nephew of Philip’s.[64] No mention of M. T. Maher has been found after 1850.

 

By 1860 a Mathew F. Maher and his wife Winnie, ages about 27 and 19 respectively, had arrived in Madison Parish from Ireland.[65] Like M. T., Mathew F. Maher was probably Philip’s cousin or nephew. By 1870 Mathew and Winnie had 2 boys Philip and Eddie, age 8 and 3 respectively.[66] Unfortunately Mathew died about 1871, and on June 14, 1872 Winnie married Daniel F. Cresswell, a Milliken’s Bend grocer originally from Tennessee.[67]

 

By 1880 the only Mahers left in Madison Parish were two Negroes who must have taken the name after the Civil War.

 

Descendants and Spouses of Philip and Caroline Maher

of Milliken’s Bend, Madison Parish, Louisiana

 

NOTE: Year of birth omitted for descendants or spouses still living

 

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1 Philip Maher b: Abt. March 1812 in County Tipperary, Ireland d: July 8, 1872 in Milliken's Bend, LA

Lives/ed in: Laghile, Ireland, New Orleans, LA, Milliken's Bend, LA

+Caroline Ewing Lowry b: May 25, 1811 in Natchez, MS d: February 19, 1872 in Milliken's Bend, LA m: May 23, 1835 in

Adams County, MS Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS, Milliken's Bend, LA

            2 Louise Watson Maher b: December 8, 1844 in New Orleans, LA d: August 24, 1892 in Lake Providence, LA Lives/ed in: Milliken's Bend, LA

            +John Francis Graves, Sr b: 1838 in Amite County, MS d: October 15, 1911 in Madison Parish, LA m: January 31, 1872

               in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Woodville, MS, Milliken's Bend, LA, Lake Providence, LA

                        3 Carrie Maher Graves b: October 15, 1872 in Milliken's Bend, LA d: 1931 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA

                        +James Isadore Richard b: December 14, 1869 d: March 17, 1935 in New Orleans, LA m: April 16, 1893 in

                             Lake Providence, LA Lives/ed in: Milliken's Bend, LA, New Orleans, LA Occupation: Physician

                                    4 Carrie Richard Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA

                                    4 Katie Constance Richard b: May 19, 1895 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

                                    +Thomas Wren Sharp b: Abt. 1888 in Mississippi m: October 25, 1917 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: 1930 Baton Rouge,

                                    LA Occupation: 1930 Oil Refinery Cashier

                                                5 Katherine Sharp b: 1920 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

                                                +John D. Daggett Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                            6 John D. Daggett II Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                            +Sharon Samaha Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                5 Betty Sharp b: 1925

                                                +Frank Rieger

                                    4 Steven J. Richard b: 1897 d: 1980 in New Orleans, LA

                        3 Charlotte Ayres Graves b: February 19, 1874 in Milliken's Bend, LA d: November 24, 1953 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                        +William Henry Pierson b: April 15, 1870 d: December 22, 1933 m: April 28, 1898 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    4 Harriet Wylma Pierson b: September 17, 1902 in Madison Parish, LA d: February 12, 1988 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Horace Wilton Lee b: January 9, 1896 in Cuba, AL d: January 30, 1972 m: April 16, 1924 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                5 Lottie Louise Lee b: April 8, 1928 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Jackson, MS

                                                + Catchings Baird Smith, Sr. b: January 15, 1925 in Greenville, MS m: April 29, 1950 in Tallulah, LA d: October 6, 2009 in Jackson, MS

                                                       Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS

                                                            6 Sharon Louise Smith b: March 14 in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS

                                                            +James Randolph Miller, Sr. b: September m: June 19, 1982 in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS

                                                                        7 James Randolph Miller, Jr. b: April 6 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS

                                                            6 Melissa Lee Smith b: May 15 in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS

                                                            +David Charles Patterson b: June 13 m: November 7, 1992 in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS

                                                            6 Catchings Baird Smith, Jr. b: July 10 in Jackson, MS

                        3 Louise Watson Graves b: November 5, 1875 in Milliken's Bend, LA d: March 25, 1965 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                        +George W. Jordan, Sr. b: March 7, 1866 d: February 1, 1927 m: February 16, 1897 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

 

                                    4 Benjamin R. Jordan b: December 15, 1897 d: January 11, 1957 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Alma Blount b: July 30, 1911 d: May 27, 1967 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

 

                                    4 Louise Jordan b: March 10, 1899 d: Before 1900

                                    4 Irene Newman Jordan b: February 11, 1901 in Madison Parish, LA d: August 1973 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Andrew Leonard Sevier, Sr. b: November 9, 1894 in Madison Parish, LA d: March 26, 1962 in Tallulah, LA m: September 15, 1918 in Tallulah, LA

                                    Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                5 Andrew Leonard Sevier, Jr b: March 20, 1922 d: May 5, 1995 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                +Martha Snider b: 1924 d: July 14, 1997 in Tallulah, LA m: in Texarkana, TX Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Martha Susan Sevier b: January 15 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Odessa, TX

                                                            +Roy Hunt Lives/ed in: Odessa, TX

                                                                        7 Susannah Sloane Hunt Lives/ed in: Odessa, TX

                                                            6 Charles Steven Sevier b: 1952 d: 1975 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Andrew Leonard Sevier III b: Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Texarkana, TX

                                                            +Elizabeth Fedric m: December 20, 1990 in Greenwood, MS Lives/ed in:Greenwood, MS, Texarkana, TX

                                                                        7 Abigail Elizabeth Sevier

                                                            6 William Howard Sevier, Sr

                                                                        7 William Howard Sevier, Jr. Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                                        7 Mary Katherine Sevier

                                                5 Howard Spencer Sevier b: February 19, 1924 d: March 10, 1980 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                +Helen Leoty b: January 14, 1926 in Darnell, LA d: September 9, 2001 in Tallulah, LA m: in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Glenna Louise Sevier b: September 26 in Williamsport, PA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Kenner, LA

                                                            +Vincent Jude DiBenedetto b: September 9 in New Orleans m: May 19, 1979 in Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Robert Spencer Sevier b: May 2 in New Orleans, LA

                                                            +Mary Lou Grady b: October 14 in Newellton, LA m: May 19, 1995 in Tallulah, LA

                                                                        7 Anna Louise Sevier b: August 29 in Vicksburg, MS

                                                                        7 Grady Spencer Sevier b: July 8 in Vicksburg, MS

                                                                        7 Howard Arnett Sevier b: December 15 in Vicksburg, MS

                                                5 Warren Jordan Sevier b: January 4, 1926 d: September 7, 1970 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                +Betty Woodward m: April 16, 1950 in Arcadia, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Marshall Andrew Sevier, Sr. b: March 13 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            +Sharon Reardon m: June 9, 1973 in Tallulah, LA

                                                                        7 Marshall Andrew Sevier, Jr. b: August 25

                                                                        +April Oliveaux m: August 8, 1998 in Tallulah, LA

                                                                                    8 Marshall Andrew Sevier III b: February 16

                                                                                    8 Anna Marie Sevier b: August 17

                                                                        7 Warren John Sevier b: May 22

                                                                        7 Emily Sevier b: December 17

                                                            6 [1] Nancy Alice Sevier b: October 31 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Shreveport, LA

                                                            +Marty Ryan McKay m: August 24, 1974 in Tallulah, LA

                                                                        7 Melissa Bernice McKay b: October 10 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        +David Blair Carlson b: October 1 m: May 15, 2004 in Shreveport, LA

                                                            *2nd Husband of [1] Nancy Alice Sevier:

                                                            +Paul Kent Bardwell b: September 22 m: April 20, 1996 in Shreveport, LA

                                                            6 [2] Michael McNeely Sevier b: October 29 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            +Judy Dahlhauser m: 1976 in Arcadia, LA

                                                                        7 Kris Sevier b: April 7

                                                            *2nd Wife of [2] Michael McNeely Sevier:

                                                            +Linda Hattaway m: April 5in Lake Providence, LA

                                    4 George W. Jordan, Jr. b: January 30, 1903 in Madison Parish, LA d: May 1975 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

                                    +Virginia ???

                                                5 George W. Jordan III b: Abt. 1929 in Baton Rouge, LA d: June 1971 in Baton Rouge, LA

                                                +Edwina ???

                                    4 Mallie Jordan b: June 17, 1904 d: May 4, 1952 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tucson, AZ, Tallulah, LA

                                    +Robert Glenn Long b: February 25, 1887 in Illinois m: June 19?? d: April 5, 1958 Lives/ed in: Tucson, AZ

                                    4 Francis Graves Jordan, Sr b: August 17, 1907 in Madison Parish, LA d: August 8, 1979 in Pitkin, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Pitkin, LA

                                    +Audry Willie Weeks b: January 14 in Cravens, LA m: May 11, 1940 in Tendal, LA Lives/ed in: Pitkin, LA

                                                5 Francis Graves Jordan, Jr b: May 12 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Pitkin, LA

                                                +Sharon Eugenia Greer m: August 18, 1973 in Kingsport, TN Lives/ed in: Pitkin, LA

                                                            6 Francis Graves Jordan III b: June 4 in Alexandria, LA Lives/ed in: Beauregard Parish, LA

                                                            +Laurie Gray m: January 31, 1998 in Palestine, TX Lives/ed in: Beauregard Parish, LA

                                                            6 John Benjamin Jordan b: August 15 in Alexandria, LA Lives/ed in: Pitkin, LA

                        3 Ada Shadburne Graves b: August 28, 1877 in Milliken's Bend, LA d: April 10, 1955 in Tendal, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                        +William Putnam Sevier, Sr b: June 13, 1868 in Thomastown, MS d: November 4, 1943 in Vicksburg, MS

                        m: November 29, 1898 in East Carroll Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Occupation: Farmer

                                    4 William Putnam Sevier, Jr. b: October 13, 1899 in Araby Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: September 5, 1985 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    Occupation: Banker, Mayor of Tallulah, LA

                                    +Martha Fontaine Boney b: August 13, 1904 in Duckport Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: October 4, 1983 in Jackson, MS m: August 3, 1927 in Tallulah,

                                    LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                5 Richard Putnam Sevier b: March 22 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Bet. 1931 - 2005 Tallulah, LA, Shreveport, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA,

                                                Houston, TX, Midland, Jackson, MS Occupation: Geological & Financial Consultant

                                                +Barbara Nolen Pollard b: May 23 in Oak Grove, LA m: June 10, 1954 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: 2001 Jackson, MS

                                                            6 William Richard Sevier b: March 5 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Lafayette, LA, Houston, TX, Midland, TX, Orlando, FL, Jackson, MS

                                                5 Dorothy Hamilton Sevier b: January 8 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Vicksburg, MS, El Dorado, AR

                                                +Wayne Gordon Elliott b: November 4 in Monroe, LA m: November 25, 1960 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: El Dorado, AR

                                                Occupation: Pathologist (MD)

                                                            6 Sarah Sevier Elliott b: October 14 in San Francisco, CA Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS, Monroe, LA

                                                            +Scott Moore b: February 27 in Monroe, LA m: in El Dorado, AR Lives/ed in: Monroe, LA Occupation: Attorney

                                                                        7 Elliott Moore b: October 9 in Monroe, LA Lives/ed in: Monroe, LA

                                                            6 Caroline Payton Elliott b: June 16 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS, El Dorado, AR, Little Rock, AR Occupation: International Representative

                                                            +Samuel Joseph Lingo m: October 2 in El Dorado, AR

                                                                        7 Sophia Sevier Lingo b: April 9, 2001

                                                            6 [3] Nancy Hamilton Elliott b: May 5, 1965 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS, El Dorado, AR Little Rock, AR
                                                            +John Rex Hughes, Jr m: November 29, 1997 in El Dorado, AR Lives/ed in: El Dorado, AR Occupation: Antique Dealer

                                                                        7 Haley Caroline Hughes b: June 19 in El Dorado, AR Lives/ed in: El Dorado, AR, Little Rock, AR

                                                            *2nd Husband of [3] Nancy Hamilton Elliott:

                                                            +Mike Nesmith

                                                5 Nancy Sherrill Sevier b: January 8 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY

                                                +Thomas Pascal Pirone b: January 3 m: July 29, 1961 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Lexington, KY Occupation: Professor of Plant Pathology,

                                                University of Kentucky

                                                            6 John Sevier Pirone b: October 25 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY, San Francisco, CA

                                                            +Mollie Hannah Flatau m: September 2, 2001 in Baltimore, MD

                                                                        7 Lucia Grace Pirone b: July 12

                                                                        7 William Archer Pirone b: March 24

                                                            6 Catherine Sherrill Pirone b: August 1 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY, New York, NY

                                                            + Alex Shingler m: October 2, 2006 in Sotogrande, Spain

                                                                        7 Madeleine Zoe Shingler b:February 15 in London, England

                                    4 Nan Louise Sevier b: October 15, 1901 in Afton Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: January 2, 1968 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Travis Edwin McNeel b: February 21, 1900 in Lake, MS d: January 5, 1990 in Sarasota, FL m: June 17, 1929 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    4 John Graves Sevier b: October 3, 1903 in Afton Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: December 1925 Near Starkville, MS Killed in college bus accident

                                    Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    4 Barton Metts Sevier b: May 17, 1907 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: April 11, 1983 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Agatha Lanehart b: April 29, 1915 d: November 28, 1993 m: November 1945 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    4 Ada Maie Sevier b: June 30, 1909 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: October 12, 1991 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Earl Edward Warrick b: October 6, 1900 d: June 9, 1957 m: March 8, 1935 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                       

                                    4 James Douglas Sevier, Sr b: December 5, 1911 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA d: April 4, 1990 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +Juanita Capshaw b: December 25, 1914 in Holly Ridge, LA d: September 20, 2003 in Tallulah, LA m: October 5, 1939 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                5 [4] James Douglas Sevier, Jr b: August 7 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Occupation: Madison Parish Tax Assessor

                                                +Amy L. Nicholls m: October 25 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Dana Leigh Sevier b: March 23 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            +??? Ellis

                                                                        7 Kody Ellis

                                                                        7 Cameron Ellis

                                                            6 James Douglas Sevier III b: August 4 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Lauren Leigh Sevier b: November 18 in Monroe, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                *2nd Wife of [4] James Douglas Sevier, Jr:

                                                +Kayla A. Tindell b: January 23 m: March 29, 1990 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Nancy Elizabeth Sevier b: November 8 in Monroe, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    4 Charlotte Sevier b: January 12 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                    +William Wallace Ziegler, Sr, b: June 1, 1909 d: October 2, 1994 in Tallulah, LA

                                    m: September 11, 1945 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                5 William Wallace Ziegler, Jr b: June 4 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                +Sandra Taylor b: May 31 m: in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Charlotte Adele Ziegler b: September 24 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Kelly Michelle Ziegler b: May 30 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            +Ivan Randall Robertson m: May 31 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            6 Tracey Leigh Ziegler b: April 10 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                            +Brett Raley Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                                                5 [5] John Sevier Ziegler, Sr. b: January 23 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Bastrop, LA Occupation: Physician

                                                +Marilyn Higdon

                                                            6 Clay Ziegler

                                                            6 John Ziegler II

                                                *2nd Wife of [5] John Sevier Ziegler, Sr.:

                                                +Martha Walters Lives/ed in: Bastrop, LA

                                                            6 Richard Clayton Ziegler b: November 30

                                                            6 John Sevier Ziegler, Jr. b: May 23 Lives/ed in: Bastrop, LA

                                    4 Laura Eliza Sevier b: December 27 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA

                                    +Dan Lavelle Donald b: September 28, 1911 in Waynesboro, MS d: January 3, 1979 in Jennings, LA

                                    m: December 27, 1939 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA

                                                5 Charlotte Sevier Donald b: January 5 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA,

                                                Lake Charles, LA, Monroe, LA, Shreveport, LA

                                                +Donald Ellsworth Walter b: March 15 in Jennings, LA m: August 18, 1962 in

                                                Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA

                                                            6 Laura Ney Walter b: September 2 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Memphis, TN

                                                            +James Lawrence Sullivan b: August 28, 1961 m: May 16, 1987 in Conshohocken, PA Lives/ed in: Memphis, TN

                                                                        7 Sean Daniel Sullivan b: August 9 in Philadelphia, PA Lives/ed in: Memphis, TN

                                                                        7 Leah Sullivan b: August

                                                            6 Robert Ellsworth Walter b: February 16 in Lake Charles, LA

                                                            6 Susannah Brooks Walter b: July 15 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Oakland, CA, Shreveport, LA

                                                            +Christian Jean-Pierre Sweeney m: May 23 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Oakland, CA

                                                            *2nd Husband of [6] Susannah Brooks Walter

                                                            +Denis Poljak b: in Yugoslavia m: December 2007

                                                5 [6] Dan Lavelle Donald, Jr b: October 1 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA

                                                +Libby Hankins b: March 24, 1946 in Little Rock, AR d: April 23, 1987 in Lake Charles, LA m: December 5, 1966 in Columbus, MS

                                                            6 Charlotte Elizabeth Donald b: August 12 in Jennings, LA

                                                            6 Alfred Barton Donald b: September 26 in Fort Sill, OK

                                                            6 Dan Lavelle Donald III b: June 9 in Jennings, LA

                                                            6 Nan McNeel Donald b: June 19 in Jennings, LA

                                                *2nd Wife of [6] Dan Lavelle Donald, Jr:

                                                +Penny Corté b: October 10in Beaumont, TX m: October 12, 1985 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA

                                                            6 Andreé Alexandria Bass Donald b: April 13

                                                5 David Brooks Donald b: December 6 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA

                                                +Brenda Marlene Truitt b: January 11 in Greenwood, MS m: October 13, 1973 in Greenwood, MS Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA

                                                            6 David Seth Donald b: November 13 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Memphis, TN

                                                            +Amy Marie Parratt b: January 15 in Shreveport, LA m: July 3, 1999 in Shreveport, LA

                                                                        7 Mary Brooks Donald Born: February 6 in Alexandria, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                                        7 Eliza Anderson Donald Born: April 25 in Shreveport Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                                        7 Mae Charlotte Donald Born: February 9 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA           
                                               
                                                            6 Karen Brooks Donald
b: January 16in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Hattiesburg, MS
                                                            + Tyler Craig Williams Married: May 14, 2005 in Jennings, LA

                        3 John Francis Graves, Jr b: October 14, 1879 in Milliken's Bend, LA d: December 24, 1914 in New Orleans, LA

                        Lives/ed in: Bet. 1900 – 1910 New Orleans, LA Occupation: 1910 Steam Railroad Clerk

                        +Wilhelmina Anna Aitken b: October 18, 1876 in New Orleans, LA m: October 6, 1904 in New Orleans, LA

                                    4 Frances L. Graves b: Abt. 1906

                        3 Mary Lucia Graves b: November 15, 1881 in Milliken's Bend, LA d: May 6, 1968 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                        +George Wheelis Davis b: February 22, 1870 in Mississippi d: September 12, 1942 in Jonesville, LA

                        m: June 12, 1902 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA Occupation: 1930 Farmer

                                    4 Mattie Louise Davis b: August 6, 1904 in Jonesville, LA d: June 10, 1982 in Vicksburg, MS

                                     Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA Port Gibson, MS Occupation: 1930 Schoolteacher

                                    +Barton Belk Patterson, Sr b: January 7, 1904 in Hankison, MS m: June 21, 1931 in Port Gibson, MS

                                    Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                                5 Barton Belk Patterson, Jr b: March 22, 1934 in Vicksburg, MS d: November 2, 2010 in Port Gibson, MS

                                                Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                                +Martha Ann Neese b: October 2 in Mobile, AL m: September 1, 1969 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                    4 John Wheeless Davis b: January 1, 1908 in Jonesville, LA d: November 4, 2001 in Jonesville, LA

                                    Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA Occupation: 1930 Automobile Salesman

                                    +Velder Virginia Kiffer b: January 14, 1909 in Winn Parish, LA d: January 25, 1998 in Alexandria, LA

                                    m: September 19, 1931 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                5 Mary Frances Davis b: February 15 in Jonesville, LA

                                                +Obeie T. Burgoyne b: August 13 in Plaquemines Parish, LA m: November 24, 1955 in Jonesville, LA

                                                            6 John Joseph Burgoyne, Sr b: September 9 in Jacksonville, NC

                                                            +Debra Fay Carr b: August 28 in Monroe, LA m: August 6, 1977 in Wisner, LA

                                                                        7 John Joseph Burgoyne, Jr b: November 18 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        7 Angelia Katherine Burgoyne b: February 23 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        7 Elizabeth Nicole Burgoyne b: December 12 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        7 Sally Virginia Burgoyne b: February 17 in Alexandria, LA

                                                            6 Walter David Burgoyne b: September 8 in Jacksonville, NC

                                                            +Darlene M. Naumann b: July 25 in New Orleans, LA

                                                            m: December 20, 1980 in Pineville, LA

                                                                        7 Christopher Walter Burgoyne b: March 6 in Alexandria, LA

                                                            6 Thomas Allen Burgoyne b: December 5 in Alexandria, LA

                                                            +Joetta Miller m: July 14 in Jonesville, LA

                                                            6 Barbara Ann Burgoyne b: October 22 in Alexandria, LA

                                                            +Clifton Kerry Bass b: June 3 in Natchez, MS m: August 4, 1991 in Monterrey, LA

                                                                        7 William Jedde Bass b: June 4 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        7 Brianna Victoria Bass b: October 23 in Alexandria, LA

                                    4 Joseph George Davis b: June 12, 1909 in Jonesville, LA d: January 8, 1998 in Jonesville, LA

                                    Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA Occupation: 1930 Grocery Salesman

                                    +Margie Richard b: April 6, 1909 in Port Barre, LA d: April 28, 1973 in Jonesville, LA

                                    m: December 21, 1932 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                5 Joseph Harold Davis b: June 9 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                +Nellie Marie Edward b: November 19 in Jonesville, LA m: December 21, 1955

                                                in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                            6 Joseph Mark Davis b: June 28, 1958 in Killeen, TX; d: May 21, 2009 in Jonesville, LA

                                                            +Joannie Meschelle Ford b: January 30 in Jonesville, LA m: November 10, 1984 in Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Joseph Matthew Davis b: September 25 in Natchez, MS

                                                                        7 John Michael Davis b: July 24 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        7 Jordan Meschelle Davis b: October 8

                                                            6 Thimothy Scott Davis b: January 4 in Natchez, MS

                                                            +Melissa Helen Curtis b: September 6 in Hayti, MO m: December 18, 1981 in Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Thimothy Scott Davis II b: December 13 in Natchez, MS

                                                                        7 Heather Marie Davis b: July 29 in Natchez, MS

                                                                        + Ryan Hamilton m: 2008

                                                                                    8 Blake Hamilton

                                    4 Lottie Marvin Davis b: September 27, 1910 in Jonesville, LA d: July 7, 1994 in Martin,TN

                                    Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA Port Gibson, MS

                                    +Guy Lamar Patterson b: July 30, 1908 in Hankison, MS d: January 22, 1998 in Memphis, TN

                                    m: April 9, 1933 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                                5 Samuel Lamar Patterson b: July 3 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                                +Virge Leigh Hall b: December 10 in Gulfport, MS m: June 9, 1965 in Beauregard, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                                            6 Leigh Félice Patterson b: March 25 in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

                                                5 Lottie Louise Patterson b: May 4 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Dyersburg, TN

                                                +Carl Wayne Huff b: September in Corinth, MS m: August 2, 1968 in Port Gibson, MS Lives/ed in: Dyersburg, TN

                                                            6 Oliver Lee Huff b: September 4 in Millington, TN

                                                            +Anna Renee Watkins b: October 13 in Caruthersville, MO m: June 29, 1996 in Caruthersville, MO

                                                            6 Mary Frances Huff b: February 18 in Philadelphia, PA

                                                            +Colin Henderson m: August 21, 1993

                                                                        7 Victoria Louisa Henderson b: March 1 in Dallas, TX

                                                            6 Elizabeth Lucretia Huff b: October 30 in Philadelphia, PA

                                                5 Guy Davis Patterson b: February 19 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: St. Francisville, LA

                                                +Catherine Terizena Hossley b: June 18 in Vicksburg, MS m: August 24, 1974 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: St. Francisville, LA

                                                            6 Tracey Ann Patterson b: July 29 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: St. Francisville, LA

                                                            6 Chad Nolan Patterson b: March 14 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: St. Francisville, LA
                                    4 Lucia Graves Davis b: October 7, 1911 in Jonesville, LA d: February 20, 1981 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                    +Fred Dewey Parish b: July 31, 1898 in Grant Parish, LA d: August 27, 1964 in Jonesville, LA

                                    m: June 15, 1934 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                5 Fred Dewey Parish b: March 28, 1935 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA; d: may 3, 2010

                                                +Lou Ellen Montpelier b: December 10, 1938 in Jonesville, LA m: June 16, 1962 in

                                                Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA d: October 17, 2011 in Alexandria, LA

                                                            6 Jana Michelle Parish b: May 29 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA Alexandria, LA

                                                            +Richard Walton Williams b: November 5 in Alexandria, LA m: July 18, 1992 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Alexandria, LA

                                                            +Jeff Coody

                                                            6 Curtis Dewey Parish b: November 17 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                            +Elizabeth J. Corbett b: December 26 in Monroe, LA m: November 7, 1987 in Fort Wainwright, AK Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Nicholas Dewey Parish b: September 18 in Fort Wainwright, AK Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Paul Lahsy Parish b: September 17 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                            6 Felicia Ilene Parish b: December 29 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                            +David Mullins b: March 26 in Las Vegas, NV m: June 16, 1990 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                                        7 Lindsay Elizabeth Mullins b: September 14 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                                        7 Katherine Louise Mullins b: December 9 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                                        7 Mary Margaret Mullins b: February 28 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                                                                        7 Sarah Michelle Mullins b: August 16 in Baton Rouge, LA

                                                5 George David Parish b: July 23 in Jonesville, LA

                                                +Jimmie Lynn Brownson b: September 16 in Raymondville, TX m: June 24, 1964 in Kilgore, TX

                                                            6 [7] Mary Elizabeth Parish b: October 10 in Ann Arbor, MI Lives/ed in: 2001 Dallas, TX

                                                            +T. David Lerch, Jr b: December 25, 1967 d: July 4, 1995 in Richmond, VA

                                                            m: September 26, 1992 in Richmond, VA

                                                            *2nd Husband of [7] Mary Elizabeth Parish:

                                                            +Robert Graydon Linebury m: April 29, 2000 in Radford, VA

                                                            6 David Lynch Parish b: September 18 in Radford, VA

                                                            +Rita Ann Blessy m: July 19 in Hammond, LA

                                                                        7 David Earl Brownson Parish b: Aug. 13 in Hammond, LA

                                                5 James Graves Parish b: November 4 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                +Ginger Nell Atkins b: January 25 in Jonesville, LA m: August 11, 1966 in Jonesville, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                            6 Lilly Dawn Parish b: November 16 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                            +Robert Doyle Harvey b: February 25 in Baton Rouge, LA

                                                            m: September 10, 1994 in Trinity, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Heather Rachel Harvey b: June 20 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Zachary Graves Harvey b: May 26 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Lillie Camille Harvey b: October 8 in Catahoula Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Jonesville, LA

                                                            6 James Atkins Parish b: January 8 in Natchez, MS

                                                            +Angela Denice Brown b: April 15 m: March 15, 2002 in Jonesville, LA

                                                                        7 Abby Danielle Parish b: July 16 in Alexandria, LA

                                                                        7 Truman McKay Parish b: April 27 in Alexandria, LA

                                                5 Richard Boyce Parish b: March 21 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: 2001 Lithia, FL

                                                +Tonda Little b: December 8 m: in Monroe, LA

                                                            6 Tabatha Parish b: November 13

                                                            6 Richard Parish b: September 7

                                                            6 Tiffany Parish b: April 27

            2 Ada C. T. Grivot Maher b: March 13, 1847 in Louisiana d: June 13, 1904 in San Francisco, CA Lives/ed in: Bet. 1870 - 1905

            Milliken's Bend, LA San Francisco, CA

            +George David Shadburne, Sr. b: June 1843 in Texas d: May 1921 in Alameda, CA m: June 4, 1867 in Madison

            Parish, LA Lives/ed in: San Francisco, CA Occupation: Attorney

                        3 Carra May Shadburne b: February 17, 1868 in Milliken’s Bend, LA d: December 20, 1917 in train wreck at Shepherdsville, KY Lives/ed

                        in San Francisco, CA Bardstown, KY

                        +Nathaniel Wickliffe Muir b: November 15, 1853 in Bardstown, KY m: May 7, 1889 in Louisville, KY d: December 20, 1917

                        in train wreck at Shepherdsville, KY Lives/ed in: Bardstown, KY Occupation: Banker

                                    4 George D. Shadburne Muir b: November 7, 1901 d: December 20, 1917 in train wreck at Shepherdsville, KY

                        3 George David Shadburne Jr. b: December 4, 1869 in San Francisco, CA d: June 9, 1927 in San Mateo, CA

                        Lives/ed in: San Francisco, CA San Mateo, CA Occupation: Bet. 1910 - 1927 Real Estate Broker

                        +Victoria Mugarrieta b: Abt. 1872 in California d: March 20, 1945 in San Francisco, CA Lives/ed in: San Mateo, CA Occupation: 1930 Saleslady

                        3 Ada Mary Shadburne b: Abt. 1872 in California d: before 1904 Lives/ed in: San Francisco, CA

                        3 Gertrude Julia Shadburne b: ? in California d: before 1904

                        3 [8] Leonard A. Shadburne b: Abt. 1873 in California Lives/ed in: Bet. 1910 - 1930 San Francisco, CA Chicago,

                        IL Occupation: Bet. 1910 - 1920 Auto Broker

                        +Mary Elizabeth Randman b: Abt. 1884 in Pennsylvania m: April 26, 1906 in Lake CO, IN

                        *2nd Wife of [8] Leonard A. Shadburne:

                        +Josephine ??? b: Abt. 1897 in Iowa m: Bet. 1920 – 1930

                        3 Wade Hampton Shadburne b: July 30, 1881 in California d: April 1968 in St. Louis, MO Lives/ed in: 1920

                        San Francisco, CA Chicago, IL St Louis, MO Occupation: 1920 Automobile Broker

                        +Lula ??? b: Abt. 1881 in California Lives/ed in: 1930 Chicago, IL Occupation: 1930 Saleslady

                                    4 Edna Shadburne b: 1902 in California

                        3 [9] William Robert Shadburne, Sr. b: November 19, 1889 in California d: March 20, 1957 in Amador, CA

                        Lives/ed in: San Francisco, CA Sacremento, CA Occupation: Stock Broker

                        +Eldora Locke b: Abt. 1888 in California m: 1909 in California Lives/ed in: 1920 Pleasanton, CA Occupation: 1920 Saleslady

                                    4 William Robert Shadburne, Jr. b: July 20 in Bakersfield, CA Lives/ed in: 2005 Bakersfield, CA

                                    Sacramento, CA Pleasanton, CA Grass Valley, CA

                                    +Esther W. ??? b: August 27, 1915 d: January 3, 1998 in Grass Valley, CA

                                                5 John L. Shadburne Lives/ed in: 2005 Nevada City, CA

                                                            6 John W. Shadburne Lives/ed in: 2005 NEVADA CITY, CA

                                                            6 Erik A. Shadburne Lives/ed in: 2005 SANTA ROSA, CA

                        *2nd Wife of [9] William Robert Shadburne, Sr.:

                        +Viola Anita Freear b: January 27, 1892 in California d: July 19, 1955 in Siskyou, CA m: Bet. 1912 - 1920



[1] Morancy was an early State Senator and was responsible for the naming of Carroll Parish before Madison Parish was formed.

[2] The Irish name Maher is spelled several different ways, including Meagher, Maier, Mayer and Mare. These Mahers pronounced it “mayor”, although some pronounce it “mah-her” or “marr.”

[3] Carroll Parish Conveyance Book A, page 18.

[4] Maher, A. Michael, unpublished report, 2002

[7] Emory Webre, Personal Communication

[8] Carroll Parish Conveyance Book A, page 171.

[9] Carroll Parish Conveyance Book A, page 188.

[10] Carroll Parish Conveyance Book A, page 436.

[11] Two three story houses

[12] Located in the “Townsland” of Laghile outside of Toomevara, County Tipperary

[13] Franklin County, KY Deed Book C-1, page 95-96. (Transaction was dated  4/17/1809 and  recorded 11/3/1810)

[14] Mississippi Marriages 1776-1935

[15] The 1830 Concordia Parish census shows Catesby B. Minnis with a household containing 1 female 15-20 (Caroline) and 1 female 20-30 (Nancy).

[16] Mississippi Marriages 1776-1935

[17] Clarke, Payton Neale, Old King William Homes & Families. 1966, p. 87.

[18] Honoré P. Morancy, in his capacity as state senator, had the parish named Carroll after his friend and benefactor Charles Carroll of Carrolton, Maryland – the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.

[19] Anderson, John Q. (Edited by) Brokenburn – The Journal of Kate Stone 1981-1868. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. 1955. 400 pp.

[20] Carroll Parish Conveyance Book B, page 123.

[21] About $3,000,000 in 2005 dollars.

[22] Carroll Parish Conveyance Book B, page 124.

[23] Concordia Parish records; Document number unavailable. The question may arise “Why Concordia Parish?” The reason is that most of present day Madison Parish was still in Concordia Parish in 1836.

[24] 1850 Census, Image 382, Household 390

[25] Almost $7,000,000 in 2005 dollars. See Austin Genealogical Society’s CPI calculations

[26] Catholic Action, August 17, 1939

[27] Alexander, Frances, Curtains for the Bend, 1941. This term paper written at Louisiana Tech is perhaps the only history of Milliken’s Bend.

[28] Also spelled “Emmetsburg”

[29] Anderson, John Q. (Edited by) Brokenburn – The Journal of Kate Stone 1981-1868. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. 1955. 400 pp.

[30] 1870 Census, image 102a, household 204

[31] Madison Parish Clerk of Court’s office, Marriage book A, page 45

[32] Madison Parish Clerk of Court’s office, Marriage book B, page 215

[33] According to Mike Maher: “A common malady in the Maher family in Ireland per Mr. Coffey, Toomevara Oral Historian.”

[34] Madison Parish Clerk of Court’s office, Will number 188.

[35] 1860 Census, image 286, household 53

[36] SOLDIER’S APPLICATION FOR PENSION (He was granted a pension of $12.30 per quarter)

[37] Lake Providence Banner Democrat, September 17, 1892, Vol.V-13, p 3.

[38] Agnes is believed to have been Agnes Noland Harvey.

[39] Robert Lowry, an attorney from Brandon, was the 32nd Governor of Mississippi and served two terms. When he left office he continued to live in Jackson where he co-authored A History of Mississippi

[40] Or St. Louis, depending on who is remembering.

[41] Lake Providence Banner Democrat February 8, 1896. “While in New Orleans last week, Sheriff Dunn called at the Soldier’s Home, and saw Mr. Louis Spurlock and Mr. John Graves, two old Confederates. Mr. Dunn told us they were dressed in grey uniforms and looked well.”

[42]Lake Providence Carroll Record

April 22, 1893 - Married. Richard - Graves. On Sunday evening last at 9 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Z. Goldenburg on Church Street, Dr. James I. Richard of New Orleans and Miss Carrie M. Graves of this place, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony according to the solemn ritual of the Episcopal services for such occasions by Rev. Guerin, Rector of Grace Church. The parents of the bridegroom from New Orleans, were present at the ceremony, as well as the father of the bride. The happy couple left on the Chattahoochie early the next morning for their home in the Crescent City.

[43] Louisiana State Senator from 1962-1964. Wife of Andrew L. Sevier, Louisiana State Senator from 1929-1962.

[44] Mayor of Tallulah, LA from 1947-1977.

[45] Madison Parish Tax Assessor from 1963-1984.

[46] New Orleans Marriage Records Index, 1831-1925

[47] 1910 Orleans Parish, LA Census

[48] New Orleans Death Records Index, 1804-1949

[49] Anderson, John Q., LOUISIANA SWAMP DOCTOR: The Life and Writings of Henry Clay Lewis, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA 1962. 296 pp

[52] San Mateo Times, June 9, 1927

[53] 1910 Census

[54] http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/oh-footsteps/2001/may/v01-76.txt

[55] San Mateo Times, July 1, 1926

[56] Numerous articles in the San Mateo Times.

[57] Headlines on front page of the June 9, 1927 San Mateo Times in extra bold type read “WEALTHY MAN SUICIDES ...” A full account of this tragic event appeared during the following days.

[58] Indiana Wedding Index

[59] 1920 Census

[60] Social Security Index

[61] 1920 Census

[62] 1840 Census, image 121.

[63] 1850 Census, Image 382, Household 392

[64] Maher, A. Michael, unpublished report, 2002

[65] 1860 Census, Image 300, Household 167

[66] 1870 Census, Image 101, Household 170

[67] Madison Parish Clerk of Court’s office, Marriage book B, page 246