Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for February 1999

CARNAHAN, NICHOLS, SHACKELFORD posted by Norman Carnahan on Friday, February 5, 1999

NICHOLS - My paternal ggrandmother was Martha "Mattie" Ann Nichols, who married Samuel Bogle CARNAHAN.  Samuel was a son of William F. CARNAHAN and Frances Ann SHACKELFORD.  Samuel and Matties lived around Boyce and Forest Hill.  They are buried in Butter Cemetery at Forest Hill.  I whave very little information on the NICHOLS line.  Does anyone have the "rest of the story"?  Thanks.

GENTRY, HUNT posted by Barbara Hunt Gothie on Sunday, February 7, 1999

I am looking for the relatives of Temperance M. _______ who married G. G. HUNT and had the following children: James Jefferson HUNT and John J. HUNT born in 1852 and 1854 respectively. She then married William J. GENTRY between 1854 and 1857. He was born in AL in 1831. The GENTRY children included: Amanda GENTRY, Allen GENTRY, Mary Alice GENTRY, Thomas J. GENTRY, Elizabeth L. GENTRY, Laura Ella GENTRY and Columbus GENTRY. This family lived in the Alexandria area of Rapides Parish around 1880 to 1890 and then moved to Vernon Parish and on to TX in about 1910.

LABAT, LANIUS, WILLIAMS posted by Yvonne L. Taylor on Sunday, February 7, 1999

I am interested in information on the surnames LABAT & LANIUS. My grandfather Mathew H. Labat married Laura Lanius in May 25, 1893. They had two children, Earl L. Labat, my father, and Carrie B. Labat. Laura died 9-9-1906. Mathew married Miss Allie May Johnson on 11-28-1912.  I have lost all record of him at that point.  Would like to know if they had children, if so their names, etc.  Would like to know Mathew's death, cemetary buried, etc.  Any help would be appreciated. Also researching Marion WILLIAMS of Rapides Parish who died 3-31-1917.

DARK, NEAL posted by Wayne Burrell on Sunday, February 7, 1999

DARK, NEAL I am looking for information on the Dark and Neal families in Rapides Parish. I have an ancestor C. Dark who married a Martha Neal, and then married her sister Ann Coashti Neal. C.Dark, age 48, was living in Rapides Parish in 1850. Family history says they were Choctaw. Any info on these two families would be appreciated.

MORACE, TRISLER, WAGONER, WHITE posted by Thad Morace on Wednesday, February 10, 1999

Looking for family of Leon MORACE from Ferriday and Monterey area of Louisiana.  Some of the family lives in Rapides Parish, Alexandria, Pineville, and Deville.  Family connections are TRISLER, WHITE, and WAGONER. Family we are aware of are: Leon MORACE, Homer MORACE, Jessie MORACE, Otis MORACE, Jewel MORACE, Juan MORACE, Harper MORACE:his children: H.G.,and A.A. MORACE. The story is that 2 sons came over from France with their parents believed to have been the family of Jewel MORACE.

DUKE, LECKIE posted by David Blackman Calvit on Friday, February 12, 1999

DUKE, Bailey Clack and Blakely Cicero I am interested in information about the Duke family, especially Bailey Clack Duke, who came to LA from GA in the early 1800's (died 1848), and his son, Blakely Cicero Duke (1830-1901), who married Hattie LECKIE (1829-1884).  Also interested in similar information (ancestral and extended family locally) about the Leckie family.

BELL, PRICE posted by Darryl A. Godfrey on Saturday, February 13, 1999

Francis BELL (who was born in LA) and his wife Henrietta PRICE BELL moved to Rapides Pa. in 1881 from Bollinger Co., MO. Henrietta died before 1887, and Francis married Mary Jane PRICE on June 29, 1887. I am seeking information on the dates of death of Henrietta PRICE BELL, Francis BELL, an Mary Jane PRICE BELL. I am also seeking any information on the at least 15 children from these marriages.

GENTRY, HUNT posted by Barbara Hunt Gothie on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

I am looking for a list of household members in the Williamj (sic) GENTRY household in the 1860 US Census of Rapides Parish. They are listed in the Alexandria P.O. on page 231. Does anyone have this census to do the lookup for me? Thanks. Barbara Hunt-Gothie in Baltimore, looking for HUNT and GENTRY.

BOYCE posted by Gary Zuk on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

I am trying to determine the religious affiliation of U.S. District Court Judge Henry BOYCE. Judge BOYCE died on 3/1/1873 and is interred in Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, LA. Any assistance or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

CLAYTON, FRANKS, MORRIS, ROE, STEPHENS posted by Belva Gerral Witten on Thursday, February 18, 1999

ROE, MORRIS, CLAYTON, FRANKS ROE, FRANKS, CLAYTON, STEPHENS. In about 1800 William ROE,b SC 20 Apr 1754 immigrated to La. withe his family with his family and maybe some close friends from Edgfield SC. In route, William, his first son was supposed to have gone hunting with an older man and was lost. It is not known if he was really lost or may have met foul play at the hands of the old man. In any event he was never heard of again. Can anyone verify this story from family traditions or actual documentation. My research is in the folling Parishes, Rapide, Natch. Winn, and Avoyelles. on the surnames shown

TROTTI posted by Thomas Edgerton Van_Ness on Sunday, February 21, 1999

Searching for TROTTI in Rapides Parish. The family of Joshua F. Trotti lived in Rapides Parish at least from 1890 to 1910. There are land patents for Joshua F Trotti and Thomas C. Trotti on the Bureau of Land Management website There is also a LA Confederate Pension for Joshua F. Trotti and a survivors pension for his wife. The Census records for the above are somewhat confusing. I am looking for any and all information available on the Trotti Family. I have information on his parents etc... I am willing to share.

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