Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for September 1998

CHADDOCK, GREEN, GREENWOOD posted by Flo Wooten on Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Looking for any information on John CHADDOCK, born about 1957, believed to have lived with a family by the name of GREEN or GREENWOOD.

LEDOUX, METCALFE, PERKINS, WATERS posted by William Waters Metcalfe, Jr. on Thursday, September 3, 1998

Thomas B. WATERS I am searching for the ancestors of William H. WATERS b. 22 March 1856, d. 03 November 1920 Detroit, Red River, Texas.  I have a couple of funeral notices that indicate that the Waters family had a residence at Pine Woods home of Mrs. M. M. WATERS.  I have noticed on the Rapides Parish LAGenWeb the Waters Cemetery has been moved to the Rapides Cemetery.  I know that William H. WATERS is from Louisiana.  The two Funeral Notices that I have are dated 16 October 1865 for Laura J. PERKINS and 22 August 1874 for Mrs. M. E. LEDOUX.  Both state the interment will be at the old Family Burial Ground, seven miles from Alexandria.  I feel that both of these people are related to the Waters family. The information on the father of William H. WATERS that I have is as follows (the only Yankee in the family that I have found) : Thomas B. WATERS Loyal to the Union, he was assistant surgeon in the US Army, on duty in Post Hospital at Cape Girardeau, MO during 1862 and 1863. also stationed in Cairo, IL.  He left his property in LA. to serve with the US Army. Was the owner of a plantation in Rapides Parish, LA, known as "Stonewall" or landing" on Red River 16 miles below Alexandria, LA.  A petition or claim by William H. Waters to the US Congress on Dec. 4, 1905 was made for $56,000 for property taken by the US Army commanded by General Banks in 1864 from the plantation.  The claim was 273 bales of cotton $ 52,416.00 which was sold and paid to the US Treasury;  35 head of cattle $875.00; 17 head of mules $ 2,550.00; _ head of hogs $159.00.  A bill was approved by the 59th., March 31, 1906, Congress, H.R. 2,301, that directed the Court of Claims to pay the legal representative (William H. Waters) of Dr. Thomas B. Waters the sum of $56,000.00.  The Court of Claims awarded William H. Waters $1,224.00, his attorney $216.00. sources: (1)Original Petition "William H. Waters" V. The United States" Congressional, No 12,254 Filled April 17, 1906. (2)Letter to William W. METCALFE from Wright Patman, Congressman for the First District of Texas June 10, 1931.  Letter was written in response to inquiry about the claim. I would sincerely appreciate any information that you provide.  I hope to be in Alexandria the first of October

ROUGEAU, THOMASSEE posted by Debbie Thomassee on Thursday, September 3, 1998

I am searching for the parents of Ozeme THOMASSEE he married Mary ROUGEAU daughter of Severin ROUGEAU, his children were Josephine and Delphine THOMASSEE they were twin sisters, Belise, Louis,Julia and Clementine  THOMASSEE, if anyone known of this family please respond. They were born between 1843 to 1854 in Natchitoches Parish, but they were residents of Rapides, Parish. Thanks, Debbie Thomassee

BAILEY, BARROW, WILLIAMS, YOUNG posted by Donna Barrow on Friday, September 4, 1998

Looking for Thomas Alfred BAILEY born 2/22/1847 in Louisiana, married Caroline YOUNG born in 1843. Any info would be appreciated. Researching BAILEY, BARROW,WILLIAMS

CLEVELAND, FLORES posted by Jo Ann Flores Hayes on Friday, September 4, 1998

I am searching for my aunt, Flecite (Flecy) FLORES. I found her on the 1910 census.  She was living in Rapides Parish in 1910, was 9 years old and was residing with the family of Ella CLEVELAND, as an orphan.  My father, Gregory FLORES is now deceased and was her brother and he did search for her until he died, in 1956.  I was told by my father, that when Flecy was around the age of 21 years, she boarded a train for New York, was pregnant and unmarried. I pray that someone out there can help me find her and/or her child.

MARTIN posted by Reta Burchfield on Saturday, September 5, 1998

I am looking for the descendants of Holmes MARTIN. He lived in Forrest Hill or Glenmora, Louisiana during the early 1900's and was a brother to James Buckaman MARTIN.  

WILLIS posted by Fred J. Higgins on Saturday, September 5, 1998

Looking for information on Robert A. WILLIS. Born in Alabama about 1847. Lived in Franklin Co., MS.until about 1890 belived to have moved to Rapides Parish Louisiana with his daughter Sarah.

BOYETT, TEDDLIE posted by Robert E. Boyett on Saturday, September 5, 1998

Seeking descendants of Vincent Riley BOYETT b. ca 1863, Winn Parish, b.,Verda, Grant Parish m., Anna P. TEDDLIE, 8 dec 1887 in Winn Parish. Anna P. TEDDLIE d., 1 Jul 1925, b., Verda, Grant Parish. Believe children to be James D., Grady, Anna Viola, Vincent Riley Jr., Nettie, and Raymond R.. I believe Vincent Riley Boyett and Anna P. Teddlie lived in Alexandria, LA most of their lives.

ETHERIDGE, ETHRIDGE, GENTRY, HALLEY, HUNT, STEWART, WARREN posted by Nancy L. Kuehl on Monday, September 7, 1998

GENTRY, STEWART, HALLEY, ETHRIDGE (ETHERIDGE), HUNT families of Rapides Parish, LA.  My great grandmother Elizabeth L. Gentry (dau of Temperance and William J. Gentry) married James Claude Stewart in Rapides Par. 10 or 14 April 1890.  She was, at that time, the widow of J. H. WARREN.  My grandmother Mary Alice Stewart was born in 1891 (I presume in Rapides Parish) and later married John Albert Ethridge between 1914-17. They both died in 1917 and 1918, leaving my father, Vance Deville Ethridge (Etheridge?) in his grandmother's care.  Does anyone know anything about the Etheridge/Ethridge and the Deville families who lived in Rapides Parish between 1850 and 1950?  I would appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks.

BOOK, NORDAN posted by Lynda Hasley Nordan on Friday, September 11, 1998

Searching for help in Rapides Parish in finding family named BOOK. My husbands mother is Louella BOOK NORDAN her father was named Richard Benjamin BOOK, mother Isabell Gaspard md 1919 in Catahoula Parish. Richard BOOK died 1973 in Pineville LA. Any help is appreciated. There were several sisters to Lou and one brother Sonny BOOK who died in Houston (Pearland) Texas I think in the 80s. He also lived in Lake Charles LA at one time. His wife then was Mae. Some of the sisters names were: Christene, Eva, Dorothy (Dot)

NEWMAN, RAY posted by Ray Dunham on Monday, September 21, 1998

I am searching for any relatives of John Thomas RAY who married Sarah Jane NEWMAN Jul 24, 1865.  I have a document prepared by Benjamin B. Burges, Justice of the Peace, Rapides Parish, listing witnesses Thomas J. Faris, James A. King and John Jeden(sp?).  I am told John RAY served in the Confed. Army.  Any such information would be helpful.

MEARS posted by Patricia Duncan on Monday, September 21, 1998

MEARS Seeking info for Levi Mears b abt 1821 NC, wife possibly Martha. 1860 Rapides Parish, Cotile Ward, shows Levi, age 49, teacher, living with Martha, age 40, keeping house.  Children: Levi Jr, 13; Mary A., 10; Jefferson, 8; George W., 6; Martha A., 3; and Dorcus L, 12 mos.

PHEBE, TAYLOR, WALLER posted by Nora Chucci on Monday, September 21, 1998

Seeking information on Thomas WALLER and wife, Phebe (Febe) TAYLOR WALLER of Rapides Parish.  I find them on the 1870 census there. Does any one know anything else about this family? I also have that PHEBE died in Dodson, Winn Parish August 25, 1938.  Would like a copy of obit if possible or to exchange information with any one working on the WALLER family.  Thanks. Nora

CHEVALIER, LAPRAIRIE, POIRET posted by Carol Doyle on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

I'm looking for the children of Rosalie LAPRAIRIE and Joseph Chevalier POIRET, who were married in the late 1700's or early 1800's, and lived in Rapides Parish.  I'm interested in communicating with anyone researching the CHEVALIER s.

BIDDLE, CORBETT posted by Margaret Janice Ferrier Pearson on Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Searching for info. on Frances BIDDLE dob around 1860 or 1861, sources sts. she may have been from Rapides Parish but later moved to Grant Parish, where she married William Walter CORBETT in 1879, and died about 2 yrs. later. 

GOINS, GOYENS, JOHNSON, TATUM posted by Pamela Goyens Tatum on Thursday, September 24, 1998

Looking for information on Thomas J. GOINS B Oct 1820 La. m.#1 1848 to Rebecca JOHNSON b 1823 La d 1860-1 ch James William "Jim W" b 27 Aug 1852 La d 7 Mar 1936 TX and Barnes b 1854 La. Thomas J. m#2 Harriett b May 1841 La ch James b June 1876, John Thomas B 22 Oct 1868 Tx and Alfred R."Pete" b 1874. There possibly could have been others.  Thomas J. & Rebecca were found on the 1860 Rapids Parish La City of N.O. Wards 2 & 10 pg 43 304 #302 Census.  Any info would be greatly appreciated for his parents, siblings or info on his wives.  Please send response to Pamela GOYENS TATUM 610 Willow Oak, Nacogdoches, TX 75964 409-559-9948 rodeo@netdot.com.

BUSSEY, LAMBRIGHT posted by Robert Dumas on Thursday, September 24, 1998

I am seeking the parents of Almyra LAMBRIGHT, b 28 Jan 1847 in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La, m Hezekiah BUSSEY c. 1865/66, moved to Shelby County, Texas, d 5 Jun 1901.

ELLENDER, GORUM posted by John Pearson on Thursday, September 24, 1998

Searching for information on my grandmother Rosa GORUM born in Lena, La. She married Elvin ELLENDER and moved to Sulphur, La.  Some of her family lived in McNary around Glenmora, La.   jpearson@cp-tel.net thanks

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