Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for July 1999


WILLIAMS, ROUTH, BUSHNELL, COMPTON, JOHNSTON, MCLEAN, CHAMBERS, MADDOX Searching for any information on this family: Archibald Pierce Williams b 13 June 1788 in Va, as a child moved to Scott Co., Ky. married in Natchez, Adams Co., Miss, 22 Apr 1813 Elizabeth Routh b 1794 Natchez, daughter of Job & Anne Miller Routh. Shortly after they married moved to Rapides Parish to a plantation called "Willow Glen". Both are buried in the Mt. Olivet Episcopal Church Cem near Pineville - Archibald in 1846 & Elizabeth in 1855. Children: Josiah Pitts Williams (1815-1859) m Maria Bushnell, John Routh Williams (bc 1818 - d?) m Mary Celest Compton; Maria Williams (bc 1822 d?) m 1. William Stoddard Johnston m 2. Mr. McLean; Frances Williams (1825-1909) m Josiah Chambers (1820-1917); Laura Williams (bc1828 d?)m Joseph Maddox. It is said that as late as 1895 there were suits filed in Rapides of heirs trying to recover lands - from confusing titles due to the burning of records during the Civil War. "Willow Glen" near Pineville, was one of the homes burned by the Yankee soldiers.

GROSS, JONES posted by Gayle Boggess on Saturday, July 3, 1999

Searching for Elby JONES and his family. Elby Jones born 11 Dec 1884 Newton Co, MS died 1953, buried Roselawn Cemetery, Glenmora, Rapides Par, LA married 26 November 1905, Falls Co TX Tisha GROSS born 1885 died 1974, buried Roselawn Cemetery next to Elby. Believe children were: Allen, Eula, Florie, Ola May, Ella and Eva.

BONNER, RICHARDSON, WELLS posted by Edris Jorgensen on Monday, July 5, 1999

Looking for informtion on Samuel Levi WELLS, II,and his two sons by is first marriage to a Miss BONNER. (1) Willis WELLS according the book "The Wells Family Of La And Allied Families" sold his property March 6, 1818 and moved to Wilkerson Co., MS. He married an had a daughter named Mary Elizabeth WELLS and she married Robert R. RICHARDSON. (2)Rudolph WELLS according to the above book went to the Alamo with Jim Bowie and died there.I would like to know the real name of Willis WELLS. I believe it must have been Samuel WELLS,because my father remember an old gentleman that was called granpa Sam. Other reference show Willis WELLS died early so he either had to be named Samuel WELLS or there is an error somewhere in the info.

BONNER, WELLS posted by Edris Jorgensen on Monday, July 5, 1999

Looking for Willis WELLS and his brother Rudolph WELLS. They were the sons of Samuel Levi WELLS and a Miss BONNER. Willis WELLS sold his property in Rapides parish and went to Wilkerson County MS. I can't seem to get any info on these two brothers. My great grandmother was a WELLS and she married Robert R. Richardson. The info I have leads me to believe that this Willis WELLS was her father. Would appreciate any material I could. Thanks.

BAILEY, DRINKWATER, GHENT, WELLS posted by Laveda Glover-McWillie on Tuesday, July 6, 1999

BAILEY, DRINKWATER, WELLS, GHENT I am looking for the decendants of Oliver Drinkwater-Bailey and Elsey Ghent-Wells-Bailey. Elsey was shipped to this country from Ghana, West Africa, she then went to Port of Spain, Trinidad where she stayed for about 5 years and she was shipped to the Port of New Orleans where she was sold to the Wells family of Rapides Parish. Elsey and Oliver had 13 children and in 1870 they moved to Claiborne Parish and lived in Athens where they were sharecroppers. Their children names were Minnie Lee Bailey-Smith, Emoline Bailey-Hill, Mary Bailey-Jackson, Clara Bailey- Buckley-Smith, Jerome"Rome" Bailey, William "Bill" Bailey, Abraham "Abe" Bailey, Elvira "Sissy"or"Sis"Crain, Robert"Rob"Bailey, Addie Bailey- George-Frazier, Louvenia Bailey-Wade, Elisha"Lidge" Bailey.

FULTON, HOOPER posted by Charlotte Merrifield on Sunday, July 18, 1999

Mary Henrietta Wells FULTON 's second husband was Thomas J. HOOPER. I know that he is buried in Fishville. I also know that they had a large plantation that was spared burning because he was a mason. Does anyone know the name of this plantation?

PRATHER posted by Becky Roberts on Saturday, July 24, 1999

I am looking for someone who has access to a cemetery called Coventry Church Cemetery near Alexandria. Looking for the grave on James Vardaman PRATHER.

ELTON, ROBERTS posted by Mari Meredith-Hughes on Thursday, July 29, 1999

I am looking for information on my maternal grandmothers family, she was an ELTON and came to Rapides Parish from Lake Village, Arkansas, I understand two of her sisters Olga and Qummi married brothers by the name of Alonzo ROBERTS and were early settlers in Rapides Parish around Tioga.

DICE, DIEZ, DYAS, DYES, DYESS, DYOS posted by Kaite on Saturday, July 31, 1999

I am searching all spellings of the DYESS name (DYESS, DYES, DYAS, DYOS, DICE, DIEZ, etc).

LEWIS posted by Kaite on Saturday, July 31, 1999

I am searching the LEWIS surname!! Also; there, is a LEWIS reunion the 3rd Saturday in May each year at the Gardner Baptist Church. For further Information, please contact me.

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