Queries must include, but not be limited to, Caddo and/or Bossier parishes in Northwest Louisiana. Queries will be updated as often as possible. Posters should leave their e-mail address and full name. Page coordinator reserves the right to edit queries.

Jennifer Day Wed Jan 22 12:21:09 1997
ODELL- Looking for info. on Rebecca Ann Odell (O'Dell) born 10-18-1866 or 1858 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA. Also looking for info. on her parents: William(Oran or Simon) Mark Odell and Malinda Jane Crabtree. William was born in 1826 in Jackson, MI and died in 1869 in Godonville, TX. Malinda was born 1836 in MS, and died 8-20-1891 in Bolivar, TX. William and Malinda were married in Shreveport, LA. Children of William and Malinda: Rebecca Ann, Jim, Mark, and Sally. Any information appreciated.

Linda Harden Brammer Mon Jan 20 11:58:06 1997
Searching for Rebecca Jane Austin, born ca.1854 in Caddo Parish, LA. Parents were Green Austin (ca. 1828 in either AR or GA) and Martha ? (ca. 1827 in either AR or LA). Rebecca married a man named Hearne. She was in 1880 U.S. Census as a 26 yr old widow with 4 children. She was in the 1870 Census as a 16 yr old living with her parents. So, some time between 1870 and 1876, she married, had four children and was widowed. Children were William G. Hearne, born 1872 Joseph Samuel Hearne, born 1873 Martha Carolyne Hearne, born 10 Feb 1875 (my grandmother) Susan N. Hearne, born 1876 I have not been able to find out the first name of Hearne. He was supposed to have died in a "whittling" accident. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Mary Gregg Sat Jan 18 11:21:32 1997
Alfred SIMPSON and Susan CASH married in Fairfax Co., VA; lived Albemarle Co., VA 1820; Haywood Co., TN 1830; Marshall Co., MS 1840; Caddo Par. 1850. Susan d. 1850-60, but Alfred was still in Caddo in 1860 and was in DeSoto Par. in 1870. He apparently d. 1870-1880. Children: Thomas Randolph Ford SIMPSON, who had a daughter, Mary SIMPSON who m. Frank BICKHAM and was lving in or near Mooringsport in the 1890s. Mary Elizabeth Keith SIMPSON m. Wm. H. H. RHODES & lived & died in Marshall Co., MS Harriet Amanda Virginia SIMPSON m. as his 2nd wife, in Caddo, Lewis T. PUGH and had one daughter. Susan Catherine Emily SIMPSON m. JONES and Edward S. STILES. She died in Giles Co., TN Wm. Presley SIMPSON, lived in Calcasieu & Beauregard Parishes. Left descendants. Would like very much to know when Susan (CASH) SIMPSON died and where she was buried. Must have been in Caddo Parish. Also, when and where did Alfred SIMPSON die and where is he buried? Have information on the ancestors of this family. Would like to contact descendants.

Nelda Gass Liles Sun Jan 19 09:31:03 1997
Looking for information on ancestors: Elizabeth Liles, b. abt 1880 William Harold Liles, b. abt 1905-10 Peggy Liles, b. abt 1910-14

Kim S Bailey. Date: Sat, 04 Jan 1997 11:50:16 EST
Subject: BAILEY, Rhoda Stella
I am searching for my husband's aunt. The facts I have are:
Rhoda was born 1/7/1932 in Plain Dealing, LA. Her parents were Tom William Bailey b. 6/8/1879 in KS and Bettie HUDSON b. 1903 in Harrisville, MS. After Rhoda's birth the family moved to Wash. state (around the Tacoma area) in the early 1940's. Rhoda's parents split up and Rhoda and her mother moved to the Denver, CO area. We believe Rhoda may have married someone of Hispanic origin in the early 1950's.
Please, does someone know Rhoda? (She may be called Stella)
I can also be contacted at kbailey1@iamerica.net

Janis Wood Thu, 26 Dec 1996 19:49:12 +0000
Subject: SALTERS in Sabine Parish/Northwest Louisiana
I am looking for information on Enoch Amos SALTER. He is buried in Beulah Church Cemetary, Sabine Parish, La. Someone removed his tombstone and replaced it with one that is inscribed "Company B 17th La Inf CSA." He is on the 1900 Sabine Parish US Census but not on the 1910 Ward 3, Sabine Parish US Census. There many SALTERS in Sabine Parish; they appear to have come to LA from AL in the mid-1800s. Enoch was born AL, and his father and mother were from GA. He is on the 1860 Sabine census with "SARAH?" age 60. He is my great-grandfather on my mother's side.

Barbara Swan Sat, 28 Dec 1996 16:00:22 -0500
Subject: WINN: African-American in Caddo Parish
I am doing historical research on my grandmother Lucinda Winn. She is of African decent. She was born Nov. 12, 1900, and probably entered school in 1907 or1908. Her mother's maiden name was Fannie Beasley, and her father's name was William Winn. I am looking for any information on her or the associated WINN families that may have resided in the Shreveport area during that time.

Barbara Swan Sat, 28 Dec 1996 16:00:22 -0500
Subject: DARBY: African-American in Bienville and Bossier Parishes
I am researching Bienville & Bossier Parishes for Moses Darby and Nathaniel Darby, of African-American descent, said to be in Bienville Parish in 1870.I am seeking any agicultural or tax or legal records that would show the name of Nat and Moses Darby, perhaps as sharecropping in Bienville or Bossier Parishes, or perhaps attending the freedmen schools that were set up for blacks after 1870.

Richard K. Sanders Mon, 23 Dec 1996 22:31:03 +0000
Subject: Sanders Family
Trying to locate as much information as possible about the SANDERS family in Claiborne and Webster parishes.

Rose Webb Tue, 24 Dec 1996 12:18:59 -0600
Seeking info on DUNN family from OIL CITY, Caddo Parish.
NED DUNN (DOB ??) died around OIL CITY between 1913-1920. Trying to find full name, obituary, place of burial and any birth information. Ned worked in the oil field industry after coming from the area of Doddridge and Ravanna AR. He worked the oil fields there and also at a lumber mill that made shingles. He first came to the AR/LA/TX area around 1893 with his 2 year old son, DANIEL GILBERT DUNN who was raised in the WOOD household in AR. Daniel married REBECCA SULLIVAN in AR and they had two children. Rebecca is burried in Vivian LA, CADDO Parish. Daniel is burried in Lake Charles, LA. Other than a possible marriage to a NANCY ???? DUNN in the area North of Dallas, we have no knowledge of any marriage or children other than Daniel for Ned. Ned Dunn was my great grandfather. If any of these names are familiar or if you have sources you can check in Oil City, please E-Mail me at rosewebb@datasync.com Happy Trails! Rose C. Webb

Lee Johnson Thu Oct 10 22:42:06 1996
Looking for information on the Leach family tree, originating from Anthony Collin Leach. My mother,Joan Lee Daily Johnson was born in Many, La. Does anyone have any info on the Leach family or know where I could start looking?

Willis V. Jowers Sat Oct 19 18:30:17 1996
Seeking info on the JOWERS family who resided in Rapides Parish in the 1800 to present. Mary Jowers b. 9/22/1897 Lena, LA. Nancy Jowers born 7/31/1919 from Alexandria, LA Barney Jowers 8/20/1875. James Alexander Jowers b. 1849 m. Martha Ann Hunt. Charles Jowers b. 3/11/1888 lived in Alexandria, LA. Della Jowers b. 9/13/1901, Edward Jowers b. 1/5/1899, Wilbur Jowers b. 6/5/1914. Thanks so much Yours In Christ, Willis V. Jowers f - Sr. gf - Willis Edgar Jowers ggf - Dr. Solomon F. Jowers gggf - Elder Benjamin F. Jowers NC>SC>GA>MS>LA>TX

Bill Rutledge Wed Nov 6 17:14:53 1996
I am looking for the birth certificate of William H.Rutledge born March 25, 1921 in either DeSoto or Caddo Parish. He was the adopted into the Clifford P.Rutledge family at an unknown date.

Hattie Whittington Fri Nov 15 13:06:42 1996
Need marriage info for Oscar Saurage, s/o Francois Saurage/Sauvage and Marie Eleanor Mayer, and Olympe Bernard, d/o william Omer Bernard and Ezaphaline Robichaux. Oscar and Olympe Saurage were married about 1866, perhaps in Iberville Parish, LA.

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

Sandy London Fri Nov 15 06:04:01 1996
Greetings! My three-great grandfather, Thomas Jefferson BOZEMAN, married his second wife, Elizabeth Ford, in Caddo Parish in 1845. A widower, TJ already had three children by his first wife. He and Elizabeth had two children while still in Caddo Parish, Melissa A ( Oct 1846) and Thomas William (Oct 1848). They subsequently moved on west to TX, NM and finally Central CA. They had five more children: Eurettasy, Henry Richard, Susan, Martha and Mary. I would like to ID Elizabeth's parents and siblings. She was born in GA in 1825, according to census records. I hope perhaps the marriage record will reveal her parents and that perhaps they will still be in Caddo Parish on the 1850 census. Thank you so much for your courtesy and assistance. Sandy London

JoAnne Phillips Tue Nov 19 19:29:00 1996
Seeking information about the parents of Estafanney Theresa (Fannie) ROMAGOSA, born October 15, 1849. She married Louis Heimrod on March 3, 1879 in Shreveport, LA. Her mother's maiden name was DeBerg. Her brother was Louis O. Romagosa who died in Omaha, NE September 5, 1921 but was buried in Shreveport.

Ken Newcombe Sun Nov 24 16:54:46 1996
GEORGE EUGENE NEWCOMB was living in Shreveport about 1918. He was born in Virginia in 1879. He married MOLLIE G BRADEN of Homer, La. Any info appreciated.

James H. Railey Tue Nov 26 21:32:05 1996
My great great grandfather was Thomas Meriwether Gilmer, who lived in Caddo Parrish until his death in the 1880s. I need to know exactly how he was related to Dr. Peachy Gilmer who was there at the same time. Also, how are they connected to the Gilmers that decended from George Gilmer of Virginia. ( the progenitor of the name in America) George Gilmer of virginia had a son named Peachy R. Gilmer.

Clare Sanders Washington Tue Nov 26 10:03:01 1996
Am researching my maternal side of the family. My grandmother's maiden name was Minnie HUGHES, although the 1910 census shows her name as Nancy HUGHES, to my knowledge she never went by the name of Nancy HUGHES. She was also married to a Tim DRAPER. I have no idea when or anything about him. She had one daughter, Siberia SHEPHERD or SHEPPARD. Siberia SHEPHERD/SHEPPARD (now deceased) was my mother. My mother's father (my grandfather) was Doll SHEPHERD/SHEPPARD. I don't know if that was his real name but that's the only thing I ever heard anyone call him, and he was always "Grandpa Doll" to us. I don't think that Minnie HUGHES and Doll SHEPHERD/SHEPPARD were ever married. Nancy "Minnie" HUGHES' father was Forrest HUGHES and her mother's maiden name was Lou/Louisa/Lulu BROOKS. Forrest and Lou/Louisa/Lulu HUGHES also had the following children in addition to my grandmother: ----------------------------------------------------------- Dan HUGHES, Mattie HUGHES, Reubin HUGHES, Ike HUGHES, Mary HUGHES, Phoebia/Phoebie HUGHES, Jack HUGHES, Emma HUGHES, Lula or Louisa HUGHES, Clara HUGHES ------------------------------------------------------------- Minnie HUGHES married Kemp PUGH around 1943. They owned property in Vivian (Caddo Parish), Louisiana. They didn't have a farm but my step- grandfather, Kemp PUGH always grew a very big garden and sold his vegetables to the stores in downtown Vivian. After Kemp PUGH died, Minnie PUGH moved the house off the land that she and Kemp had owned for so many years to a place in Vivian known as Solley Hill. Is anyone researching any of these names? If so, or if someone can provide me with any kind of information on any of these names I'd appreciate it.

Lenard Bryant-Bey Wed Dec 11 17:57:01 1996
Birth, marriage, deaths, deeds other records on Thomas Mitchell 1850-1900 or Carey Mitchell. Thanks.

Jean Davis-Blacksher Sun, 8 Dec 1996 03:51:34 -0500

John Wesley and Narcissa BACON BLACKSHER (African Americans) married 1876 in Webster Parish and lived in Webster and Bossier Parishes until about 1910. They were in Webster Parish in 1880 with the following children: Delia, born 1877 and Mary, 1880. Living with them were his brother Allen and sister Alice (possibly twins) and her son James M, aged 3. Alice may have later married William Hill in Caddo Parish in 1883. John Wesley and Narcissa's other children include John (married Classie WASHINGTON in Caddo Parish,1907), Amanda, Lizzie (Eva), Louisa, Solomon Cornelius (Nealy), Sarah, Willie and Henry. Delia married Alfred Harris about 1898. John Wesley was a brother of my grandfather, Wilson DAVIS. In 1900, they were living next to each other in Bossier Parish. I would like to know who were their parents and if there are any descendents still living in the Bossier Parish area.

Jean Davis-Blacksher Sun. 8 Dec 1996 03:35:45 -0500
Subject: Wilson BENJAMIN DAVIS Family

Wilson and Annie BENJAMIN DAVIS (African-Americans) lived in Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish and Missionary, Caddo Parish until about 1910. Their children were Wilson, John Wesley, Nora, Carrie, Mary, Wayman, Ida, Annie Pearl, Twins: William McKinley and John McHenry, Willie Mae, Alice, and Sherman. They were born between 1880 and 1907. William McKinley was my father. By 1910, Wilson and Annie DAVIS had moved to Pottawatomie County, OK. Their children Ida, Carrie, John Wesley and Wilson stayed in North Louisiana. Would like to contact any descendents and/or anyone who may have any information on this family.

BayouJac Mon, 23 Dec 1996 21:29:11 -0500
Subject: DEARBORNE, Louis, Soldier in CSA

I am trying to find out what unit my ggggrandfather served in. I know that he is buried in CARNAHAN National Cemetery in Rapides Parish, LA and that he died sometime before 1880. Whether he died during the war or not, I don't know. If anyone can help, please email me. Thank you.


Connie S. Frederick
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 13:53:48 -0800
Subject: PRINE/QUINN/JONES, Sabine Parish > Caddo Parish
(Dates & info without an asterisk not documented and could be in error.)
Husband: *John Henry Weeks Jr. b. 1/19/1886/LA *d. 1/28/1971/LA
Buried Fort Jesup Cemetery?
His father: *John Henry Weeks, b. 10/1857? *d. 9/14/1921/LA
His mother: *Sophronie E. Jones b. 2/1860? *d. 1/17/1945/LA
Both are believed to be buried Fort Jesup Cemetery, Sabine Parish.
They were * married: August 2, 1877 Sabine Parish.
Possible * attests by W.A.Weeks and M. (or W.M.> Weeks.
His wife:*Mary Lenora (Lenora Mary) Quinn b.1/1892 d. 1949/LA
She is believed *buried at Centuries Memorial Cemetery, Shreveport.
Her father: *Walter Quinn* b. ? d. ? Buried?
Her mother: *Nona (Angerina) Prine b. Abt. 1872 d.? Buried?
Marriage place & date of John & Mary Lenora is unknown.
*Children of John & Mary Lenora:
1. Lelia Jewel Weeks b.? d? married Henry J. Pfeiffer.
2. Norman Donald Weeks b.? d.? married June Brumley.
3. Ruby Johnny Weeks b. abt. 1911 d. 9/30/1987 Shreveport.
4. Thelma Sophronie Weeks b.1/15/1918 married many times.
5. Johnie Lee Weeks (MY DAD)*** b. 1/6/1920 Robeline/LA d.12/14/1992/AR
6. Norris Glenn Weeks b. 1/16/1922 d. 1995/CA married twice.
7. Fred Harold Weeks b. 5/17/1928 d. ??? married twice.
8. Emma Pearl Weeks b. 7/18/1930 married ???
9. Myra Joan Weeks b. 5/4/1932 d.? married Steven Vincent Duby.

*Children of John Henry & Sophronia Jones:
1. Ella Weeks b. 5/1882/LA d.?
2. Jonas Weeks b. 4/2/1879/LA d. 8/23/1923/LA Fort Jesup Cem.*
3. Emma Weeks b. 2/1884/LA d.?
4. John Henry Weeks Jr. (see above)
5. Frank Weeks b. 3/1890/LA d.?
6. Lee Weeks b. 6/1892/LA d.?
7. Shelton Weeks b. 4/1895/LA d.?

Information on Walter Quinn:
Possibly came from SC. Parents unknown. Known Siblings are:
1. John Quinn
2. Charles Quinn
3. James Quinn
4. B. Quinn (sister)

Information on Nona (Angerina)Prine: One known sibling:
1. Joseph Prine (also spelled PRIME)

Walter & Nona - *married 12/24/1888 in Sabine Parish.

Richard Gray Coleman Mon, 23 Dec 1996 09:37:18 -0600
Seeking death information and obituary, if possible, on father, Homer H. Coleman, my father, died on or about 12/18/1994. Lived in Haughton, Bossier Parish, La.

Ken Newcombe Sun, 24 Nov 96 20:13:00 -0500
Subject: Newcomb research
Requesting look up of GEORGE EUGENE NEWCOMB, born 1879 in Virginia, in the 1920 census of Caddo Parish. He and wife MOLLIE were supposed to be living in Shreveport in 1918 or so. He also had a brother THOMAS HENRY YOUNG NEWCOMB, believed to be living in nearby Jefferson Co., Texas, about the same time. Thanks.

Russ Turner Thu, 12 Dec 1996 22:33:36 -0600
Subject: Shreveport Help
I am looking for any information you might be aware of concerning:
Francis Nathaniel BICKHAM or
Melba Rose BULLOCK

I have no information on them other than their names.
My 1st wife was their child. I have 3 children by them and I am trying to do their genealogy. I have much on my side of the family, but nothing on her side.
In my previous message, I negelected to say that my ex-wife, Pat was born in Shreveport, and her parents were probably born around 1915-1920.
Thank you very much.

Gilbert B. Asher Sat, 30 Nov 1996 17:43:12 -0500
Subject: Lawrences in Bossier Parish
I am trying to locate information about the David Lawrence family. He came to LA in about 1850 or so. He had at least two sons, Thomas Humphrey Lawrence (my greatgrandfather) and Paul Lawrence (my great-greatuncle). Both served in the 19th LA infantry regiment. Thomas migrated to Texas after the war. Paul remained in LA, became a doctor, and married Mary J. Haughton on 11/23/1870. That is the extent of my knowledge. Can you provide me either information or how to get information on David Lawrence and his family and Paul Lawrence?

Norm ???Mon, 25 Nov 1996 03:06:27 -0500
Subject:Caddo Marriage Records
I may be asking the impossible, but I noticed that there is an index to Caddo County Marriages, and was hoping you might be have access to it. I am looking for a marriage that would have happened in Shreveport between 1860 and 1870, with the highest probability between 1864 and 1865. My 2nd gr grandfather, Samuel Young, was stationed there during the Civial War. He married Elizabeth --?-- during this period. Their first daughter, Fannie, was born between 1864 and 1866 in Louisiana. By 1870 they were back in Texas.

Molly J. (Graham) Welch Wed, 20 Nov 1996 23:50:01 -0800
Subject: Graham Family in Bossier Parish.
Am searching for information about the siblings and/or parents of Robert B. Graham who married Eliza McLelland in Bossier Par., in 1849. Their son b. in 1852 was James Finley Graham. The family moved to Hunt Co., TX in 1852 or 3. Thanks.

Janey E. Joyce Wed, 20 Nov 96 20:12:20 -0800
Subject: Joseph E. McCarty
Looking for the family of my great-grandfather, Joseph E. McCarty, who was born in Louisiana 10 April 1844, according to the family Bible. According to family stories, he served in the Civil War and then married in Louisiana and had two children: a daughter whose name is unknown and a son, P.E. McCarty, born 6 Feb. 1872 in Louisiana. His first wife died and he and his son migrated to Texas, leaving the daughter in the care of her grandparents. He married my great-grandmother, Susan Anne George, on 8 Feb. 1878 in Brazos County, Texas. I have found a marriage record in Bossier Parish that might have been his: J.E. McCarty to M.J. Biggs on 6 Dec. 1870 in Bossier Parish. I hope someone who sees this can tell me if the J.E. McCarty who married M.J. Biggs was my great-grandfather or was not my great-grandfather. I also would like to find out what happened to the daughter left in Louisiana.

Wendy A. Call Tue, 19 Nov 1996 23:39:24, -0500
Subject: Caddo Parish census
I am looking for any information you may have on the Henry Mitchell family. b 1872 d ? m Mattie Flora Williams 1892, her b1876 d1959 , attended Friendship Baptist Church in Grand Cane. Thank you for your help.

Robert L Jones Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:21:57 -0800
Subject: Death info
I live just south of Baton Rouge and recently got some gen. info from a volunteer in Texas. She told me of an interest that she had in some info from Bossier City and I ask her if I could help. I am starting with you assuming that she has not done so. She is wanting death certificate info or an obit on Travis Evans who died in Bossier City in July 1992. If it is the person that she is looking for the father is James F Evans and the mother Bettie or Elizabeth Dewberry. Can you help us or give me some guidance. Thanks.

Kim Bailey Mon, 18 Nov 1996 13:47:39 -0800
I have a couple of HUDSON sisters that married CRAFT brothers in or around Plain Dealing. They are:
Mary Hudson m. Madison Oliver Craft
Recie Hudson m. ? Craft
Katie Hudson m. ? Craft
The girls are from Miss.
Does the CRAFT name sound familiar to anyone?

John Andrew Prime updated this lookups file on 20 February 1997.
Seeking info at all times on following Louisiana families: Strain, Stewart, Self, Ellzey, Liles, Ricks, McNeeley, Willis, Swanner, McIlhenny, Wemple, Vedder, Prime, Larpenteur, Veuleman(n), Quinn. Non-family names being researched for historical purposes include Antoine and Coleman (both African-American.)

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