Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for September thru November 1996

HOLMES posted by Cynthia Holmes-Thomas on Saturday, September 7, 1996

I am searching for any information on my great-grandfather Amiel HOLMES. He is buried in the Lone Star Baptist Church Cemetery in Pineville. He had 4 children, all of which are deceased and 3 are buried in the same cemetery. My grandfather was Edward HOLMES, b 11-24-1900 d 11-1942.

BASS, YOUNGER posted by Debbie Bass Foley on Tuesday, September 17, 1996

Looking for information on Levi BASS (there are 2 of these in my family). My greatgrandfather is Levi BASS whose father was Levi BASS, I know that he was in Rapides Parish and was married to Sarah YOUNGER and at some point they were in TX. Any help???

FESTALDI, ROMEO posted by C. Romeo on Tuesday, September 24, 1996

Joseph ROMEO m Cologera FESTALDI in 1907 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Family knew her as Mary Roselli. Both names appear on documents. She and Joseph may have worked on a plantation. Is there a list of workers on plantations in Rapides Parish for the years 1900-1907? Any info would be Appreciated. Thank You. Please E-Mail.

JUSTICE, LAMBERT posted by Pauline on Friday, September 27, 1996

I am looking for information on a William JUSTICE who was born c 1785 in Georgia, and was living in Rapides Parish, La. prior to the War of 1812. William Justice married Mary, who was born c 1795 in Tenn. William Justice served in the War of 1812. I once saw an index to Old Natchecdoes Land Grants which listed William Justice with surveys in the 1820s. Can't find out who to contact regarding those early land deeds and grants. William and Mary Justice had a son Stephen J. Justice who was b:c1816 in La. Stephen Justice and his wife Elizabeth had two daughters: Elizabeth "Eliza" b: 1843 and Louisa b: 1848 in La. Louisa JUSTICE married William Riley LAMBERT, from whom I descend.

HOFFMAN, HUFFMAN posted by Fran Turner on Friday, October 18, 1996

I am looking for the birth records of my great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth HOFFMAN (or HUFFMAN?). I know that she was born in Pineville, Louisiana on 2/28/1877.

HUNT, JOWERS posted by Willis V. Jowers on Saturday, October 19, 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

BENNETT, EAVES posted by Patricia Duncan on Monday, October 28, 1996

Seeking info on James BENNETT m. Julie Ann EAVES (Eves) ca 1852 to 1854. James was born 1815 in South Carolina, Julie was born 1834 in Alabama. Have their descendants. Need their upline.

HADLEY posted by John Hadley on Saturday, November 2, 1996

Looking for information on W.P.G. HADLEY. In Rapides Parish around 1830, 1840.

CLARKE, FORBS, GREER, HOLBERT, KENNEDY, MORRISON posted by Jewell Kennedy on Wednesday, November 13, 1996

I am looking for Isaac Newton GREER and his wife, Mary Catherine CLARKE. They were married in Rapides, Alexandria on July, 30, 1865. Isaac was born Jan. 23, 1847-died-April 30; 1943. Their children were John born Feb. 24, 1867 Salena b. Sept 29, 1868. Docia b. May 15,1870. Smith b July 25, 1871. Zeb b June 15, 1873. Lona b Jan. 6, 1875. Willie b April 18, 1876. George b Nov. 18, 1878. Thomas b Sept. 29, 1880. Lona ( a grandmother ) married Andrew Levi KENNEDY,-- son of Marion KENNEDY and Sarah HOLBERT. Isaac married a second time ,to Sarah FORBS ,had had five more children baby, unnamed 1882. Robert b Dec.,1883. Annie b April 23,01885. Isaiah b Feb. 2, 1887. Albert b March 12,1889. Isaac married a third time to Dolly Ann MORRISON, and had ten more children,who were Josie b Oct. 25, 1890. Dona b May 17, 1892. Ruth b Feb. 23, 1894. Alpia b Dec. 24, 1895 Charlie b Nov. 19, 1897. Burgess b May 27, 1901. Nannie b Dec. 7, 1905. Phillip b Sept. 15, 1907. Tiny b Oct. 24, 1911. Hope some one out there can help.

PERKINS, WILLIS posted by Ron Ware on Tuesday, November 26, 1996

I am searching for information about my Great Grandfather, Osborn S. WILLIS. Osborn was born in Rapides Parish on 17 Feb 1873 and died on 24 Dec 1916 in Rapides Parish. He was killed in a gunfight with a man named Peter PERKINS. I would like to find out more about Osborn's death and to learn what happened to Mr. Perkins.

BYRD, GOLEMON posted by Sharon Crawford on Saturday, November 30, 1996

Seeking information on John Wilson GOLEMON, b.July 1852 in Vernon Parish, LA and his wife Mary BYRD, b.Oct.1853, LA. They were married Oct.16,1871 in Rapides Parish, LA.

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