Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for January 2000

CHEVELLIER, REEVES posted by Carolyn Wilson Owen on Saturday, January 8, 2000

I'm looking for the parents of Rosanna (Rose) CHEVELLIER b. in May of 1817, Little River. She married John A. REEVES Jan 1845 in Rapides Parish. Would like to correspond with anyone working on the CHEVELLIER & REEVES line.

DORAN, GUILLOTTE, LAWRENCE, MOORE, NUNLEE, WARD posted by Patricia Carol on Sunday, January 9, 2000

Researching LAWRENCE of Rapides Parish. Annie Laura NUNLEE GUILLOTTE m. Napoleon LAWRENCE. Who were his parents, grand, etc.? His cousins were Dick LAWRENCE, Daisy WARD. Aunt was Louis D'OR (pronounced Ludo) MOORE. Annie' father was Robert NUNLEE, mother was Martha DORAN.

EYRE, SINGER posted by Jerry Zimmer on Monday, January 10, 2000

Looking for any information on the marriage of Willis Preston EYRE and Laura Catherine SINGER. At least one child, Eva Gertrude, b. 11/28/1892.

DEVILLE, PAUL posted by Carolyn W. Owen on Tuesday, January 11, 2000

I'm looking for the parents of Harriet DEVILLE b. Oct 1818 married Jacob PAUL about 1848, she died after 1900. Children were Felicity, Mary Ann, Margaret Jane, Mary Lorede, Sara Jane, Caroline and Dawson PAUL. Any help would be most appreciated.

BROWN, LEFTWICH posted by Sidney Scholl on Friday, January 21, 2000

Brothers William & Samuel S. LEFTWICH from Bedford Co., VA, were in Rapides Pr. in 1850 census, p.189 & p. 194. Wlm. then unmarried and Samuel S. with wife, Mary from TX, dau Eliza b. TX 1842, dau Octavia b. LA 1844, and son Wlm b. LA 1846. William LEFTWICH married Medora (or "Dora") BROWN abt 1850 in Rapides, they had dau Mary Ella b. 1851 and son Wlm Austin b. 1853. (Wife may be the Dora Brown listed in the h/h of George Evans in 1850 Rapides census, p. 188.) In 1857 Samuel S. sold five slaves which had been deeded to he and bro Wlm by their grandfather in VA. The sale was by deed passed before notary for Calcasieu Pr., Charles A Hardy, on 7 Mar 1857, to Elisha McWilliams of Rapides Pr., who immediately sold them on 10 Mar 1857 to Thomas Mumfort Wells. (The Calcasieu act, the actual record of which has not been found, was cited in the transaction between McWilliams and Wells.) The family connection of these brothers to their VA family, although implied by other records, appears to be proven by these deeds which named the same five slaves involved. William may have been deceased by 1857, and his wife, Medora by 1867. Their children Mary Ella & Wlm Austin were orphaned and in New Orleans by 1867, they both got married there in 1875. Although it is known that Samuel S. served in Co K, 19th La Inf "Anacoco Rangers" (Sabine & Rapides) in 1861 & 1862 and was discharged at New Orleans, Dec 1862, nothing further has been found about him or his wife and three children. Would be most grateful to hear from anyone who may have encountered information about anyone in this family.

MADDOX posted by Willie Maddox on Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Hi i would like to correspond with any of the descendents of Gilbert Ivy MADDOX b1861 d 1926.Are with anyone that is kin to him in any way.Thank You Gilbert Ivy MADDOX Greatgrandson Willie MADDOX

BELLANGER, BURNHAM, HOLCOMBE, JORDAN, TANNER posted by Joe Pierce on Friday, January 28, 2000

Searching for info. on the following family: 1. Lemuel TANNER b. 1768 Screven Co., GA d. 25 Apr., 1843 Rapides Parish, LA m. 30 Oct., 1814, LA: Celeste Agnes BELLANGER b. Jun., 1796 West Baton Rouge, LA & d. after 1856, dau. of Nicolas & Margarite BELLANGER Children: 1. Louise TANNER m. Lucius La Mar HOLCOMBE 2. Esther TANNER b. 1818 3. Joseph TANNER b. 1820 4. Eliz. TANNER b. 1823 m. Richard JORDAN 5. Lemuel TANNER b. 1827 6. Rozilla TANNER b. 1830 7. Robert TANNER b. 1830 8. Wayne TANNER b. 1831 m. Julia BURNHAM 9. Mary TANNER b. 1834 10. Brigite TANNER b. 1836 d. 1868 m. Henry B. HOLCOMBE Jr.

BRAY, PEARCE, PIERCE, TANNER posted by Joe Pierce on Friday, January 28, 2000

Searching for info. on the following family: Esther TANNER b. 4 Sep., 1806, GA d. 2 Feb., 1858, LA m. Joshua PIERCE / PEARCE b. 5 Jun., 1795, GA d. 30 Dec., 1879 Rapides Parish, LA, son of William & Sarah BRAY PIERCE

CROW, DELANEY, GARLAND, GUINN, LEE, NEALE, SMITH, THORNHILL posted by Sue Reed on Saturday, January 29, 2000

Surely someone can provide some insight on the following elusive family. All Ive got is bits and pieces of discrepancies. Looking for info on a Fletcher SMITH (b. abt. 1830; d. 1881, prob. Rapides Par., La.) and his family. His wife was named Sarah Jane (b. abt. 1835; d. aft. 1900). Ive been told by others that her last name was LEE, CROW or GARLAND. According to the 1870 census of Calcasieu Par., Fletcher was born in Florida; the 1880 census of Rapides Par. states South Carolina; in later census records, his children state he was born in North Carolina. For wife Sarah, census records of 1870 and 1880 indicate she was born Louisiana and South Carolina, respectively; in 1900, it states North Carolina. In 1900 she also stated that shed had 14 children with 13 still living. Some of their children have been identified: (1) Robert C. Henry SMITH (b.1851; d.1923). In 1880 census he was residing in Cheneyville with wife Amanda NEALE. He later died in Cheneyville. He had a previous wife, name unknown. (2) James Harron SMITH (b.1856; d.1899). Married Melissa Drucilla DELANEY in Jan. 1881 in Rapides Par. They later resided in Calcasieu Par. where he died. (3) Harvey? SMITH (b.abt. 1857). (4) Elizabeth SMITH (b. abt. 1861). (5) Martha Olivia A. SMITH (b. Nov. 1862) md. Henry THORNHILL in Rapides Par. in 1884. (6) Sarah SMITH (b. abt. 1863) (7) Hannah Adeline SMITH (b.1859; d. 1939) md. Richard Tolbert DELANEY in Rapides Par. in 1880. They remained in Rapides Par. (8) Mollie SMITH (b. abt. 1858) (9) Adella Ann SMITH (b. 1858; d. 1900) md. John Wilson GUINN. (10) Fannie

DUPORCUNA, LAWSON, ROUGEAU posted by Phyllis Higdon Ehlers on Sunday, January 30, 2000

I am interested in finding the parents of Robert W. LAWSON of Rapides Parish. He was born in Tennessee and in Louisiana by the 1830's when he married Roseanne Carnahan of Natchitoches. She died and he moved on to Rapides Parish where he married Florentine ROUGEAU, daughter of Severin ROUGEAU and Florentine DUPORCUNA. They raised several children and when Florentine died, Robert W. LAWSON married her sister, Clementine ROUGEAU. Robert W. LAWSON and his 2nd and 3rd wives are buried in ROUGEAU cemetary in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. In addition to finding Robert W. ROUGEAU'S parents, I would like to contact some of his descendants, particularly the Howerton's and Barnidges. Please contact me at PEhlers531@aol.com or at P.O. Box 756 Glenmora, Louisiana or at 1- 318-748-4681.

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