Bossier-Caddo and Contiguous Parishes Louisiana Genealogical Queries Page, starting 20 February 1997

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.

Willis V. Jowers Thursday 20 February 1997
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

Carolyn Hodges Thu Feb 20 09:00:00 1997
Could someone please check the 1850 Caddo Parish census record for Joseph Ratley (or any Ratley's...there shouldn't be many). He should be abt 55yrs old and his wife was Ann(a) Arrington Ratley. He died in Caddo Parish 1853 so I'm hoping he was there by 1850 census.

Thank you very much for your time and effort!

Ken Newcombe Tue, 18 Feb 1997 19:58:42 -0800
I would appreciate a lookup in the 1920 census of a GEORGE EUGENE NEWCOMB who I belive was living Shreveport. His son was ISSAC GEORGE NEWCOMB He had a brother THOMAS HENRY YOUNG who was buried there in 1930. Would there be cemetery records that would show them? Thanks in advance.

Judith G. Claassen Tue, 18 Feb 1997 18:38:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: GLEASON

I would like to locate any descendants of James K.P. Gleason who died in 1916 in Caddo or Bossier Parish, or any descendants of his sister Columbia Gleason DeMoss who died 1920. I am researching all the descendants of David Gleason 1759-1823 and have no information on the lines above mentioned. I am happy to share all the information I have accumulated on the Gleasons from 1650.

Richard Parker Sat, 08 Feb 1997 14:21:31 GMT
Subject: Benton

I would like to purchase a non-certified copy of the death certificate for an Uncle that died in Benton, Bossier in 1985. Please send me the address and cost. His name was Chauncey Parker and he died may 1985.

Kay McMahan Tue, 18 Feb 1997 10:13:58 -0600

I would like to post a query in BOSSIER PARISH. I am researching a lot of my family names from BOSSIER Parish. I am interested in "KELLY" names from BELLEVUE/BENTON area. My ancestor, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Durden Kelly married Louis B. Kelly, son of B.A. [Beverly Augton] Kelly & Martha DELOACH Kelly. Elizabeth died 1886 leaving 3 children all born between 1881-1886, Blanche, Andrew & Lizzie Kelly. What happened to the children? I am also working on the surnames from Bossier Parish : ANDERSON, BIXLER, MATLOCK, HOLLOWAY, RODGERS, SWINDLE,YOUNG [on BODCAU],STRICKLAND, DURDEN [on Bodcau] & DUDNEY. Anyone interested please get in contact with me, Thanks, Kay McMahan

Jonathon Beauregard Thu Feb 6 19:12:35 1997
Looking for information on George Washington Beauregard Born july 4 1910 Died may 1972 He lived in Shreveport,La but I belive he came from Rapides parish. One of his sons is Robert Wayne Beauregard who is my father.

Vila Beam Fri Feb 7 13:33:37 1997
Looking for information about Addison N Bryant of the Atlanta area. He was born Nov 1876, married Ada Sanders; had daughter, Lella Mae Bryant born 17 Jun 1919 in Winn Parish; Addison Bryant married 2nd, Elizabeth Dubois; he died about 1965- 67 while living north of Shreveport, maybe the Rodessa area. His daughter, Lella Mae married Theron W Worsham Jul 7 1942 in Bossier Parish, LA. I will be grateful for any interest or information on Addie Bryant and/or his family.
Vila Worsham Beam

Paige Sanders Sat Feb 8 06:31:54 1997
I am trying to finish my branch of the Rascoe family. They lived in the Benson area. I am looking for any information about Thomas Foster Rascoe b. 1-22-1893 d. 12-24-63. He was married to Annie Laffitte. Also his brother Cara Carl Rascoe b. 9-29-04 d. 2-10-57. He was married to Ester Corrett. Any other Rascoe info would be great too! Thanks

Jerry Glass Fri, 07 Feb 1997 22:37:58 -0600
Subject: Rufus Yanc(e)y Graves, Col. CSA.
My name is Jerome Dwight Glass, Sr. My Fathers' name was Rufus Clinton Glass, He was born in Shreveport, La. His Mothers' name was Kate Graves. Her Mothers' name was Lizzie Graves (Lyles), Her daughters' names were Martha, Nina, Lizzie, Mary, Kate and Annie Marie. The father of these children is believed to be Rufus Graves, a plantation owner in Caddo Parish.
Upon my Fathers' death, two years ago, I began to search for my heritage on his side. He would never speak much of his people or his background, I remember as a child that he told me I was related to Colonel Rufus Yancy Graves of the Confederate Army. (In other words, I grew up believing I was a purely WHITE child) When I found otherwise the only reason it blew my socks off was the thought that I had missed out on a whole lifetime of not knowing the other side of my family.
Since his death I have, somewhat, discovered the other side of my family that I never knew I had but even they are lacking in information about Rufus Graves or his wife?, Lizzie Graves.
Lizzie Graves is reputed and looks (from photograph at age 76) to have African and AmerInd blood.
Any information you could point me to (on the Internet) would be very helpful.

Snail Mail:
Jerome Dwight Glass, Sr.
Fountain Brook Farms
RR 2 Box 24
Amboy, MN 56010-9611

Randy DeCuir Fri, 01 Jan 04 21:26:04 0000
No hurry, but if you ever have time, can you tell me if any Caddo census records record:
Mary Antoinnette Parish (ca1859-ca1936) m. J. T. Upchurch.
She was my g-g-aunt, and i have been trying to make contact with any descendents of this family. She lived in Shreveport from about 1912 until her death.
thank you.

Joseph Means Fri, 14 Feb 1997 13:54:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Gilford Means and his Family
I am looking for information on Gilford Means Jr and Gilford Means Sr. They were born near Plain Dealing. They were members of Rock Spring Baptist Church near Plain Dealing.
Some of Gilford Means Sr. brothers names are: Peter Means, Washington Means, Rubins Means, Joe Means, and Harrison Means. I am looking for any info on Gilford Means Sr. father and Gilford Means Jr. bothers and sisters. Gilford Means Jr was born around the early 1870's. I believe Judge Means is a bother of Gilford Means Jr.

Linda Alexander at Fri, 10 Jan 1997 00:03:37 -0800
I'm doing my mother's family genealogy, & it's virtually all based in various areas of LA. Fairly recently, I made a discovery which has been something of a shock to my entire family--my g-g-grandmother was mulatto. This has added such a rich aspect to my search, as well as being quite challenging. I've come up against brick walls time & time again in trying to trace my specific line of what apparently was a well-known, & somewhat well-respected, family in S. LA in the mid-1800s. I know that there was a definite Caucasian strain to the family name--Desessart--but there were also a number of mulattos, as well. I can trace the white lineage to some degree; I can't get a handle on the mulatto side. Thanks!
Linda Alexander

Bill Kelley Tue, 07 Jan 1997 09:01:46 +0000
Subject: Kelley family
I am trying to trace ancestors with the absolute minumum of data. Perhaps you can help.
My father, William Judson Kelley was born in 1923 and raised in Shreveport. His father was Willam Allen Kelley. married to Phradie Nicholson. William Allen's father was Oliver Ashbury Kelley, married to Kathryn Holloway. I have no more ijnformation, dates or data.
I wonder if you could help shed any light on my family tree?
Thank you in advance.
William Charlton Kelley

MS LINDA L HOWARD 4 Jan 1997 16:35:33, -0500
Subject: Howard
My name is Linda and I live in Texas. I'm doing some research for my father. We are looking for the birth record of Aaron Auther Howard Sr. born in 1888 in S'port. We thought His father's name might just be listed on the birth certificate. We have no idea of his identity. I would be thankful for any help but if this is to much to undertake i understand.

Raymond C. Botkin Thu, 06 Feb 1997 13:59:12 -0500
Subject: CENSUS LOOKUP - T. & Thomas McMurrey, Bossier Parish, 1870-1860

Could someone check the 1870 census for T. McMurrey - Bellevue 1st Ward - Page 149?
Thomas McMurrey was enumerated in Bossier Parish in 1860 - Page 750. Collinsburgh P.O.
I am searching for a James McMurrey born Mar 1854 in Louisiana. Father born in Georgia and mother in North Carolina.
Thank you for you assistance.
Ray Botkin
Box 281
Mio, MI. 48647

Clare Johnson Tue, 28 Jan 1997 11:45:12 -0800
Subject: 1840-1920 Caddo Parish Censuses
Seeking Forrest HUGHES. His wife is listed as Lou/Louisa/Lula (maiden name BROOKS). I found them on the 1910 census of Linden (Cass Co.), TX which is very close to where they lived before in Vivian (Caddo Parish), LA. But I don't know where they were prior to then.
Some of their children listed were: Emma Hughes, Jack Hughes, Lula Hughes, Phoebia/Phoebie Hughes, Clara Hughes, Dan Hughes & Nancy Hughes (twins, Nancy is also known as "Minnie" -- my maternal grandmother) and Ike Hughes.
Thanks for any information you can provide.

Larry Walker Fri, 24 Jan 1997 16:47:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Walker/Bossier Parish
Hi...Interested in Walker family from Plain Dealing area 1850's plus. Dr. George Washington Walker from Ireland had practice their. Were all from around Collinsburg area. Have anything for me? Have a great day!

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.

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

Wayne Low Thu Jan 16 08:23:58 1997
HOLLOWAY, MARTIN, SWINDLE, CRAWFORD; would like some information on these families in Bossier Parrish, if any. I also have alot of information on the Holloway's and some information on the Swindle's, Crawford's, and Martin's.

Fred Weeks Jr Sun Jan 12 09:24:49 1997
Looking for any information on Weeks and Burr families. Don't have much to share but will share what I have. Jim and Carrie Burr were grandparents in Mansfield, Jim was Cheif of Police there for many years. Weeks family was from around Marthaville, some names are Fred, Ruby, Norman, David, June, Thelma. Any information would help. Please email.

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.

Aubrey Hayden Wed Feb 5 19:00:36 1997
I am looking for any information on Henderson Hayden. He is listed on the 1880 census as white male, 46 years old, Caddo parish. He was born in Alabama, and others in his household were listed as Henrietta, age 22, William, 5 1/2,, James, 7, Robert, 15, and Alonzoe, 9. Alonzoe is my Great Grandfather. I'm trying find out relationship to Henderson. I would like to know who Alonzoe's father is. I would also like to know about Francis and Louisiana Hayden who are listed on the 1870 census in Rapides parish. Some believe them to be Alonzoe's parents. I'm trying to trace my Confederate ancestors.

Ron Herring Tue Feb 4 18:46:29 1997
Looking for ancestry info on HERRING, Lewis Monroe (father was William Wesley Herring) and WIGGINS, Lillian Stacey. They were my mother & father. Both are deceased. Can provide limited info myself back to William Wesley, but am trying to determine origins. Thank you!

NOMA ANDREWS FOLTZ Tue Feb 4 00:09:22 1997
I am looking for information on my grandparents A.J. ANDREWS and NETTIE WHITE ANDREWS who I believe were married in LA. I do not know the parish. I also need to know where a person would look for records when children were put in foundling homes in the city of Shreveport around 1908. Thanks for any help you can give!!!

Patricia Brawner-Schiro Mon Feb 3 18:41:56 1997
Seeking information on the following families who resided in Haughton, Bossier Pr. LA between 1900 and 1965. John William "Willie" Gentry born March, 1886 Gregg Co. TX. Moved to Caddo than Bossier Pr. with his parents, William Alexander Gentry & Mary Melissa "Polly" Burgess-Gentry, before 1900. Willie married after 1920. Wife' name was Sarah or Dora. Willie's sister, Laura Louise Gentry, born in Cherokee, Co. NC about 1884. Laura married Patrick "Pat" Hooker and they owned a grocery store in Haughton, LA. They had one daughter, Margaret Hooker, born about 1917. Willie's sister, Sarah Emaline Gentry, born about 1871, Cherokee Co. NC married in Gregg Co. TX,
George Gibson about 1888. May have lived in Bossier or Webster Pr. Any help with these families would be grately appreciated.
Patricia Brawner-Schiro
P.O. Box 535
Magnolia, TX 77355-0535

Cheryl Nilsson Fri Jan 31 20:33:45 1997
FOX, Richard C. (or possible John Richard). He was born circa 1827 in La. Not sure of the parrish but he moved to Garland Co. Ar around 1870 and then to Clark Co., Ar around 1880. He married Nancy Deaton. Can anyone help me trace him?

Linda Evans Sat Feb 1 20:01:31 1997
I am looking for any information on Alexander Addison FLORENCE b. ca 1859 AL married Mary Lee O'REAR in Cass Co, TX. They lived in Vivian (Caddo Parish). Alexander FLORENCE died in 1899 and buried at O'Farrell, TX. Need any information on Thomas Harmon ROWE b. ca. 1850 AL, married Elezenia FRIZELL b. 1848 AL. Any help will be appreciated.

Cheryl Nilsson Fri Jan 31 20:33:45 1997
FOX, Richard C. (or possible John Richard). He was born circa 1827 in La. Not sure of the parish but he moved to Garland Co. Ar around 1870 and then to Clark Co., Ar around 1880. He married Nancy Deaton. Can anyone help me trace him?

John Andrew Prime
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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