Jerry Nelson Thursday 16 Jan 2003
Mrs. Otera Thelma (PIERCE) BLADES, of Kentwood died 19 Apr 2001 at Kentwood Manor. Her obituary dated 4/21/01, identifies 11 grandchildren. I am unable to identify the parents of the following: Reggie and Roy BLADES, Keitha B. ALLEN, Connie B. BLADES, Vickie W. NEYLAND and Sonya W. NEWMAN. Otera also had 7 great-grandchildren, none of which are identified. Can anyone help with the above?
joey cattone Friday 17 Jan 2003
Researching Mary Dana(Danna) (DOB: 10 June 1890) married to Salvatore Cattone(Cottone) DOB; 1 jAN 1879 Lived in Tickfla , La - Married about 1908 . any information or records would be appreciated.
Jim Evans Tuesday 21 Jan 2003
Searching for descendants of John Evans who operated the first Diary in Tangipahoa.
Lisa Byrd Sunday 26 Jan 2003
I am looking for a Dominic Musacchia/ Musachia who married a Josephina Manale (sp?) He was a strawberry farmer. He came to the States from Italy after WWI. He was in the Italian Army. ANY info. would be greatly appreciated. Lisa
Bob Lotspeich Sunday 16 Feb 2003
I am looking for any information on any Lotspeich family that lived in Amite City or surrounding area. It appears they were there from the 1870s to the late 1880s or early 1890s. I have some information on them and would like to share it with others who are involved with the family. Please e-mail with any information.
Renea Norred Monday 17 Feb 2003
i am looking for any information and or records on malcom earl norred sr. he was born in birhamingham,al sep 24,1954 and died july,18.1980. I believe he was murdered and im researching on his death but so far have no clues on anything.
Connie Valenti Saturday 15 Mar 2003
Looking for relatives of Frances Fruzza Hoover Harper. Born 06-15-1881 died 12-09-1961, buried in Mitchell Cemetery Ponchatoula, married to Ephraim Charles Harper,I beleive her mother and father were Valrie Hoover and Emily Hoover. There is also an association with George Thomas Hoover JJ Hoover and Georgie Bell. I can't get any further please help if possible.Thanks Connie
Maxine Prepelica Monday 7 Apr 2003
I have just received a book that belonged to my grandmother Flora Kate Colbert nee Clapper. It was given to her in 1889 at Christmas time by her Sunday School Teacher Mrs. F.C. Stewart. It is from Grace Memorial Church, Hammond La. Does anyone know if this church still exists? If it does, is there any way I can get some information from them? Thanks for any help. Maxine
Arlene Bridges Saturday 12 Apr 2003
BRIDGES, WILLIAM C.
HANLEY, FRANCES CORDELIA (CORA) BRIDGES HANLEY
I have in front a me a copy of a widows blank for reclassification from the state of Alabama which has some information concerning this parish.
My gg aunt CORA BRIDGES was applying for reinstatement of Civil War Pension from her deceased husband, James Hanley of Whistler, Alabama. In this form, she mentions Tangipahoa Parish several times.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND DATE: I, FRANCES CORDELIA (CORA) BRIDGES MORRISEY HANLEY was born on February 10, 1864 in TANGIPOHOA PARISH, LA STATE NAME OF FATHER: William C. Bridges IF DEAD, GIVE WHEN and WHERE: He died near TANGIPOHOA PARISH, LA in about 1867.
She further states she lived in LA until age 14. Then she moved to Mississippi ( I am assumimg McComb City because on Feb 22, 1880 she married a John W. Morrissey there) and I lived there for 8 years.
She later was widowed. She remarried Jan 15, 1890 to a James Hanley of Whistler, AL
William C. Bridges was married to a Maggie Good (daughter of Roody Good and mother maiden name of Jenkins) in Tangipohoa Parish who married 16 Feb 1859 in St Helena Parish, LA.
William and Maggie had 3 children that I know of:
~ Joseph Nimrod Bridges (my gg grandfather) born 22 Jan 1865 in Kentwood, LA, died 7 Feb 1939 buried in lot # 4, Lot 18 La Belle Section of Hickory Grove Cemetary in Laurel, MS
~ Frances Cordelia (CORA) Bridges Morrisey born 10 Feb 1867 near Tangipahoa, LA; died 1850 Whistler, AL
~ Pinkey Bridges, a son, who might of been born in 1862 and remained in the area working for the railroad.
Cora states the following also:
I lived in Tangipohoa Parish from birth to about 1879. I then lived in McComb City, MS from 1879 to 1882. Then I lived in Water Valley, MS from 1882 to 1887. Then I lived in Whistler, AL from 1887 to July 31, 1928 She then lived in El Paso, TX from 1929 to July 22, 1937 >From 1937 to her death in 1950 she lived in Whistler, AL
Hope someone has some linkage or information about these names.
My block starts with this generation. I can trace both Cora's descendents and my great grandfather Joseph Nimrod's descendents but for Pinkey I have no clues. Also blocked on any other data on gg grandfather William C and his wife Maggie Good.
My email is email@example.com THIS IS THE ONLY CURRENT EMAIL ADDY I am using.
James Moore Monday 26 Apr 2003
I am working the Durbin family that came to Winn Parish about 1825 from Tangipahoa Parish. The first Durbin to come to Winn Parish was named Jasmes Durbin, born abt 1795. He had a son named James Wiseman Walker Durbin and Skippeth Durbib. I found a Skipeth Durbin in Tangipahoa Parish, born abt 1796, with sons named James and Skippeth. I would like to correspond with decendants or others interested in this family.
M McDade Dunklin Friday 27 Jun 2003
Annie Flynn McDade and husband Joseph F Porter are buried at the Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. I am trying to update the family data originally published in "Youngblood-Armstrong and Allied Families." I have no data for this family past this marriage. I have no data on Mr. Porter. Can anyone Help me?
Jim Rabalais Tuesday 22 Jul 2003
I'm having great difficulty tracing the parents of James Monroe Bamber born 1854 N.O. married to 1) Sarah Rebecca Singleton and 2) Maggie Ellen Dykes. James was orphaned in New Orleans in the 1860s and put on an oprhan train to Tangipahoa Parish.
He married 1) Rebecca Singleton about 1874 and they had the following children:
James 1875 (cardiologist in N.O. - did not marry)
Otto 1879 (evangelist, married Pauline Underwood)
Rosa 1880 (married Arnold Mixon)
Dicey 1883 (married Quincy Kemp)
Hinson 1888 (school board, married Eula Ricks)
Addie 1892 (married Memphis Wilson & moved to AR)
Pierce 1895 (riveter, married Mary Unknown in VA)
Samuel 1896 (merchant, married Edwena Strickland)
Paul 1900 (moved to OH - no other information)
He married 2) Maggie Dykes about 1911 and they had the following child:
James 1912 (moved to Port Allen - no other info)
Although the Bamber surname no longer survives in Tangipahoa Parish, some of the Mixons and Kemps will still share this bloodline, and some will be from Washington Parish in the Bogalusa area.
Please reply with any information on this family to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanking you in advance for your time and attention to this matter,
Copyright 2003 by Sandra McLellan