Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for November thru December 1999

CANNON, EVANS posted by Lydia Jones on Saturday, November 13, 1999

I'm searching for information on my grandmother who was Mary Bell EVANS and married Samuel Lee CANNON on Jan. 3,1901. Her parents were possibly John L. and Margaret EVANS. Her birthdate was May 10,1884 and she died Aug 26,1904. Her Children were Oscar Lee and Mary Lessie. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

CARROL, RAYBURN posted by M.D. Griner on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Need info. on Thomas J. RAYBURN mar.Mary CARROL listed in 1900 U.S. Rapides Census. Trying to determine Thomas's father. Would like to contact family member. All help appreciated.

EVANS, ROSIER posted by Donald E. Evans on Sunday, November 14, 1999

Seeking information on David EVANS b.31Jan1795 SC, moved to Lawrence Co., MS(1822) & married Susannah ROSIER, moved to Hancock Co., MS(1830-1850's) and finally to Rapides Parish, LA(1860-?). I need his parent's name, township of birth and year and location of his death.

DORMAN posted by Virginia Dorman on Friday, November 19, 1999

I am searching for the DORMAN family that lived around Glenmora La and Sawmill town La around 1860 to 1930. I would like to get the name of the funerel home of these two towns also. Charles A Dorman died before 1900 in this area, and Louis Morris dorman Died 1923 in Glenmora.

CLEVELAND, MATTHEWS, SAMPSON posted by Onesia Marie Green on Wednesday, December 1, 1999

My name is Onesia Marie Green, I am looking for any information on African-American Cleveland'S. My father was from Rapids Parish/Rapids Station area. Following will be a list of ancestors in decending order starting with my father: Allen CLEVELAND born 1917 to James CLEVELAND and Lucillie (MATTHEWS) CLEVELAND James'; father was Jerry CLEVELAND His Wife'S First Name Was Agnes; Jerry'S Father Was Alfred He And His Wife Had Nine Children( Have No Idea Of There Names Or Wife'S Name);Alfred'S Father'S Name May Have Been Addison I Am Not Sure. Jerry And Agnes Childern Other Than My Grandfather James Where: Nellie/Nelly, Heniretta,Charlie,Jerry Jr. My Father'S Siblings Born To James And Lucillie: Lena, Laura,Bessie,Jerry,All Deceased Including My Father. Still Living Are Oneal And Sammy. My Grandfather Had Asecond Wife After The Death Of My Grandmother, Her Name Was Josephine There Where No Childern Born To This Union. Addison Is Said To Have Liveuntil The Age Of 102. I Have Just Recently StarteD To Research My Ancestory Any Help Would Be Appreciated. Other Surname I Am Interestedin From Louisiana Is SAMPSON, which is my mother's maiden name.

OGLESBY posted by Michael Oglesby on Tuesday, December 7, 1999

I am searching for information on my grandfather E.M. (Eligah Monroe) OGLESBY. I now know that he is buried in Dark Neal cemetery near Boyce at a community known as Red Store Hill. He died in 1929. If anyone has more information about him or any info on what my grandmother called the "Red bone people" (I assume she meant Indian) who lived in the area of Red Store Hill,I would be most greatful.

BARTON, LINCH, LYNCH, SAMPLE, SWAN posted by Vinita Shaw on Tuesday, December 7, 1999

Stephen LYNCH was born in Ireland in 1756 and came to Chester Co PA before the Revolution. He had several children including a son Stephen LYNCH Jr. who was born in PA and married Rachel BARTON, who was either the sister or daughter of Thomas BARTON and his wife Margaret SAMPLE. Stephen LYNCH Jr.and Rachel had at least two children Matthew Henry born in 1815 and Mary Ann. Margaret BARTON, the wife of Thomas BARTON, was alone in the 1820 Census in Rapides Parish close to Stephen LINCH. The BARTON and LYNCH families came to LA by way of Norfolk VA, although Stephen LYNCH Sr. may have come directly from PA. Rachel BARTON LYNCH married a second time to James SWAN and had seven more children. Any info about any of these families would be appreciated.

FORBIS posted by Wes Forbis on Monday, December 13, 1999

Hello, am looking for any info. related to Billy Gene FORBIS b. 1929 in Okla., d. Sept 1980 In Rapides parish; reputed to be a photographer, was md. and had children. A 20 yr. search by his first cousin still searching! Will appreciate any lead/reference.

TARVER posted by Elizabeth Landry on Saturday, December 18, 1999

Anyone with a list of those people buried at the Lofton Cemetery, please contact me. Specifically, I am trying to locate the grave of an Allen TARVER. I would like confirmation that he is buried there and the dates appearing on the headstone.

CHAPMAN posted by Darlene Long on Saturday, December 18, 1999

Searching for info on a Robert C. CHAPMAN that was in Rapides Parish (around Bayou Rapides) in 1870.

NUGENT, REYNOLDS, RUNNALS, RUNNELS posted by Pat Shively Elmore on Saturday, December 18, 1999

Natchitoches Parish Probates: 1830 - Paul M. RUNNALS "without having any heirs present" 1834 - D. L. REYNOLDS "leaving no relations present.. property in Parish of Rapides" 1835 - Thos. B. REYNOLDS "...Parish of Rapides..." All may have been in business in Natchitoches. Is there a relationship among these men? Was there probate also in Rapides? Looking for a NUGENT - RUNNELS connection.

CHAPMAN posted by Darlene Long on Saturday, December 18, 1999

Searching for info on Robert C. CHAPMAN. Was in the Bayou Rapides area (Rapides Parish) in 1870. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

BARON, BARRON, JEANSONNE posted by John Willard Barron on Saturday, December 18, 1999

I am seeking information on the sons of Alcide BARON (BARRON) of Avoyelles parish. His children were Joseph Piaget, Epia, Adio, Cephia, Fuelde (married Celina JEANSONNE, 21 Nov 1893). Based on information which my father gave me, I believe it is possible that children of these great-uncles of mine may have relocated to Rapides, particularly the Pineville area. Alcide himself was a veteran of the C.S.A. I would like to complete gathering of family data.

FLEMING, GREMILLION posted by Laurie Fleming on Thursday, December 30, 1999

Hello! I am searching for any information on Joseph Percy FLEMING Jr. born about 1917 in Rapides Parish, sibling, Nicky FLEMING. Their father was Joseph Percy FLEMING Sr. born Oct. 17, 1893 in Abbeville, Vermillion Parish, Married Edwina GREMILLION Aug. 2 1916. Would like to know who Joseph Percy FLEMING Jr. married, and any children? Thank you, Laurie

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