Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for February thru March 1998

GOINS, HIGHT, MARICLE, PERKINS posted by Kaye Hancock on Saturday, February 7, 1998

I am seeking information on the Jordan PERKINS family who lived in Rapids parish LA in the early 1800's. Jordan PERKINS married Virginia Jane GOINS  about 1814 in LA. They had a son Jacob PERKINS bc 1815, and James PERKINS b 1824, Kader PERKINS b 1827, Joshua PERKINS b.1828, Washington PERKINS b. 1835, and Olive PERKINS b 1839 in LA.  There may have been other children but these were found in Houston CO TX in 1850. When and where in LA was Jacob born? He married Mary MARICLE about 1841 in LA but where and when?  Her parents were Simon MARICLE and Missaniah HIGHT daughter of Ezekial HIGHT.  Does anyone have any data on any of these families? Thanks, Kaye Hancock  1004 Maple St  Ruston, LA 71270

DURRETT posted by Daniel Jackson on Tuesday, February 10, 1998

Seeking information on the descendants of James Monroe DURRETT of Rapides Parish.  I know the names of three of his children: Julia, Sarah,  and David.

BROWN, GRISSEY, MARTIN posted by Rita Marshall on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Looking for any info on George MARTIN, born 1844 in Al. In April of 1870 he married Charlotte A. BROWN, in Alexandria. In the 1870 cenus they are in Richland Parrish. Children listed are John Franklin MARTIN, Martha Jane MARTIN, Jerry and Sarah GRISSEY. Need onfo on any of these people.

MARIAS, WILLIAMS posted by Jimmie Williams on Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Looking for info. on my grandparents; Samuel Otto WILLIAMS b. June 15, 1865 d. Jan. 18, 1928 married Lodiska I "Lodo" MARIAS b. Sept. 28, 1875 d. Feb. 6,1919 Marriage date Jan. 18, 1898.

HATCH, STROTHER posted by Richard Strother on Friday, February 20, 1998

Looking for any info on the Lee STROTHER family who lived around the Glenmora,Louisiana area in the early 1900's. He was married to Orah Bell HATCH who was born in Glenmora, in 1884. Lee was born in1883 (probably Glenmora also). They were married in June, 1901. They had a large family with 7 boys and 5 girls. Lee and Orah were my grandparents but died before I was born. I have no other information about them. Their childrens names were:Babe,Ella,Hares,Almer,Alvin,Ruby,Crockett,Rena,Lovy,Clifton,Edna,and Aubrey.. Maybe someone in that area might remember them. If so, I am eager to hear from you. Thank you very much.

BARMORE, BROWNLEE posted by Don Brownlee on Sunday, February 22, 1998

Searching for information on the BARMORE family of Rapides Parish.  Ralph BARMORE died there in April 1971 and Addis died in Alexandria in July 1979. BROWNLEE Searching for information on the BROWNLEE family of Rapides Parish. Hiram BROWNLEE, born August 1873, is on the 1900 Census for Rapides Parish, along with his wife Mary.  He is also listed in the 1880 Census in the family of his father, James BROWNLEE, and his four siblings - Josephine, Julia Ann, Frances, and Ales BROWNLEE.

BREWSTER, JAMES posted by Jeannie-ology on Monday, February 23, 1998

Looking for any information about James BREWSTER who was born in Orange County, NY, before 1765. What we know of him is as follows: Source "History of Orange County, NY", Ruttenber & Clark, 1881, page 525: This article on Goshen indicates that Maj. Henry BREWSTER was a Lieutenant in Col. Allison's regiment, wounded...taken prisoner...Capt. James BREWSTER, a brother of Henry, was also in the army of the Revolution--Captain-lieutenant, New York Artillery.  He [JAMES] was a member of The Society of the Cincinnati." This information certainly presents the possibility that Henry & Mary also had a son named James.  In the Seneca County, NY, Clerk's office, there is information that a James BREWSTER received two 600-acre parcels for service as Lieutenant in the artillery during the Rev. War.  He was living in Louisiana in 1796.  Further research is currently being done to determine if perhaps this James BREWSTER also belongs in this family of Henry BREWSTER Sr. Source-James BREWSTER A search of the Louisiana Federal Census records finds a James BREWSTER in 1810 in Rapides Parish, Rapides County, page 277: 21000-2110104. These numbers show 2M & 2F <10 b.1800-1810; 1M & 1F 10<16 b.1794-1800. Perhaps James was away from home at the time the Census was taken; also 1F 16<26 b. 1784-1794; 1F 45+ b. bef 1765; and 4 slaves. 1820 Louisiana Federal Census, Rapides Parish, page 140. 1830 Louisiana Federal Census, Rapides Parish, page 102. 1840 Louisiana Federal Census, Union Parish, page 104. By 1850, there are 4 James BREWSTERs in Louisiana--2 in Avoyelles Parish, pages 139 and 151.  Also in Avoyelles is another James BREWSTER but on the slave schedule, page 053.  Another James BREWSTER in New Orleans, 2nd Ward, Orleans Parish, page 153.  These Census records have not yet been reviewed.  Any help will be appreciated.

WILLIAMS posted by Jimmie Williams on Wednesday, February 25, 1998

I am looking for any info. On my grandfather: Samuel Otto WILLIAMS b. June 15, 1865 d. Jan. 18, 1928 he came from Miss. to La. in the late 1800's and setteled in Rapides and are Grant parish. He married Lodiska I "Lodo" Marrias b.Sept. 28, 1875 d. Feb. 6, 1919, she was from Donaldsonville, La. Thanks, Jim

DEAS, DEES, GRANT, SMITH posted by Mary Smith Tedder on Thursday, February 26, 1998

SMITH, John Henry late 1700's early 1800's married to DEES or DEAS, Annie J. child SMITH, George Elbert  born Oct. 1881 , d. 1951 in Shreveport, La. he married  GRANT, Mary Elizabeth of Grant Parrish, La. it is told in the family that John Henry SMITH and Annie J. DEES or DEAS, were both buried at Ft. Jesup, La. I am new to all of this so would appreciate some help.  John Henry would be my g-grandfather.  Many thanks. Mary

GILLESPIE posted by Jim Ward on Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Seeking information on Sam GILLESPIE, a merchant in Alexandria in the 1850s.

COTTON, SCOGGIN posted by Holly Baker Vonderohe on Saturday, March 14, 1998

I am looking more information on the family of Philip David COTTON. He was born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish on July 20, 1867.  His parents were Arthur COTTON and Amanda SCOGGIN COTTON. Philip's siblings were Sarah, Tolliver and Preston(all born in Alabama). In 1860 the COTTON family moved from Alabama to somewhere in Louisiana.  By 1870 the family had moved to Natchitoches Parish. Thank you.

FULTON, GROCE, WELLS posted by Valette Randall on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Alexander FULTON who married Mary Henrietta WELLS.  I would like information on their family.  Their daughter Courtney Ann FULTON married Leonard Waller GROCE and came to Texas.  But I have no information on the rest of her family.

CASTILLO, DOYLE, HATCH, MARICLE, THOMPSON, WEST posted by Jennifer Wathen on Monday, March 16, 1998

Seeking information and photos for the family of Hiram MARICLE, b. 14 March, 1845, around Pitkin, Vernon parish, LA, and d. 24 May, 1914, probably in Rapides parish, LA.  Hiram was the son of Simon MARICLE.  Hiram's 1st marriage was to Lucinda CASTILLO, 22 January, 1871, Rapides parish, LA.  They had 4 children:  Willis, b. abt. 1872; Iola, b. 17 April, 1873, d. 16 Sept., 1953, marr. Thomas DOYLE; Joe, b. abt. 1875; and Hiram Jr., b. abt. 1879. Hiram's 2nd marriage was to Drucilla WEST, 12 Nov., 1884, Alexandria.  Their children: Simon, b. 1885, wife's name Mattie; Cynthia, b. 13 Dec., 1886, d. 23 Dec., 1956, marr. Mitchell HATCH; Hiram, abt. 1889; Wilburn, b. abt. 1892; Lucinda, b. abt. 1893, believe marr. Ealy THOMPSON; Hartford, b. 27 Nov., 1895; Jerry, b. 15 Feb., 1898, wife's name Katie; and Pernal, b. 17 Jan., 1906.  They might also have had children named:  Allen, Lourena, and Olen.  A number of these people are buried at Occupy #1 Cemetery in Pitkin.

BYNOG, DEARBORN, DEARBORNE posted by Gerald Powell on Saturday, March 21, 1998

I am looking for information on the families of Louis DEARBORNE and Pendal BYNOG.  My grandmother Nettie BYNOG is the daugher of Louis DEARBORN.  She married Pendal BYNOG and settled in Lena, LA. I have no information about these people, but anything would help.

VAN NEWKIRK, VERZWYVELT posted by Melody on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

I am looking for any information on Johnny Amandus VERZWYVELT, Sr. I know he was born in Louisiana. He retired as a Navy chief in Chula Vista, California. His wife's name, Mary Alice VAN_NEWKIRK. They had a child, Johnny Amandus VERZWYVELT, Jr. born April 16, 1946 (?)

DAVIS, KENNEDY posted by Lisa Lindemann on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

I am currently researching an African American family from the Rapides Parish area with the last name of DAVIS and KENNEDY. I have names and years of birth as well as parish and city of birth, but have been unsuccessful finding any information at all. I am hoping that you are able to help either by directing me towards other places or books to search for these records or by helping me find this information through your extensive library. The first name is John Leroy, or Leroy John DAVIS born in1928 in either Missouri or Alexandria Louisiana. (The documents I have concerning his son are very confliciting in their information so this is probably a long shot) The most probable of information would be the name John DAVIS, born in 1928 in the state of Missouri. The second name is Dorothy Mae KENNEDY born in 1934 in Alexandria, Louisiana. (The documents I have concerning her son seem to both be accurate) I know that this is not a lot to go off of, but it seems that your organization has a lot of information that I am not able to access. Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I know that African American roots are a lot harder to find than normal.

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