Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for April thru June 2000

EVERETT, MUNSON posted by Jane Matthews on Sunday, April 2, 2000

I am looking for information about Robt and Jesse MUNSON, who arrived in Rapides in 1799-1800. I also would appreciate anything documental on Micaijah B. MUNSON who is said to have been a constable. He is a son of Jesse MUNSON. Micaijah married Elizabeth EVERETT. They had two daughters, Ann Eliza and Martha Caroline MUNSON.

BREWTON posted by Melody Manwaring on Saturday, April 8, 2000

I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Herschel BREWTON. He was born in 1916 somewhere in Louisiana. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

BEAUBOUEF, SMITH posted by Stacy McSwain on Saturday, April 8, 2000

I am looking for further information on my GGGrandfather Polite SMITH. I am specifically looking for a grave site or something to connect him to his father William Peter SMITH or something to connect him to his mother Elizabeth BEAUBOUEF I believe he might be buried in the Pineville area.

MOORE posted by Warren Carlisle on Sunday, April 30, 2000

I'm seeking information on Matilda MOORE thought to have been born 1891 around Glenmora, La. Her father name was Davison MOORE and her mother was Mary Ann MOORE.Will share information I have.

MATHEWS, MORRIS, SMITH posted by Geraldine Mathews Ieva on Sunday, April 30, 2000

MORRIS, Cecelia m. SMITH, John b.daughter Margaret m. MATHEWS, Joseph This was in 1800's. Anyone know who Cecelia MORRIS' father & mother were or parents of Joseph MATHEWS?

COLEMAN, WEBB posted by Adrienne Childs on Sunday, April 30, 2000

I am trying to find out information on my grandmother's family from Alexandria,Louisana. Her father's name was John WEBB. Her mother was Susie COLEMAN WEBB. They moved to Los Angeles around 1920, but lived in Alexandria up until that time.

GURIE, MCCOY posted by Geraldine Mathews Ieva on Sunday, April 30, 2000

MCCOY Hermis was my ancestor ca 1800's. Can anyone tell me the nationality of the MCCOY name? Hermis married Valentine GURIE.

MCCANN posted by Robert McCann on Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Seeking information on R.J. MCCANN, who was living in Rapides Parish in 1886 when he bought land in Milam Co. TX. from Charles M. MCCANN of Washington, D.C.

GASSIOT, GASSIOTT posted by Charles E Gassiott on Friday, May 19, 2000

Hello, I am interested in any and all information on GASSIOT s and GASSIOTT s. I know they have lived in Rapides and Allen Parishes since the 1880's. I am all so willing to share whatever information I have on the Gassiot s and thier spouses branches.

MOSLEY, RHAME posted by Dorothy Grantham on Saturday, June 3, 2000

I am trying to locate burial place of RHAME, Sr, Ransom Hope and spouse RHAME, Susannah B. MOSLEY. He was born on Jan. 29, 1810 and died Nov. 5, 1863. She was born Apr. 25, 1821 and died Aug. 20, 1885. They are supposedly buried in or near Melder in Rapides Parish. They are my great-great grandparents. They are also mentioned in Natchitoches Genealogist, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Oct., 1980, but I have not seen the article.

LIMERICK, MOSELEY, TILLOTSON posted by Jane Limerick Monroe on Saturday, June 3, 2000

Do you have a record of the marriage of Hattie Jennette MOSELEY and William B. LIMERICK married April 20, 1898 in Cheneyville? Hattie died August 20, 1900.
Do you have any information on William B. Limerick during the time he lived in Cheneyville or Rapides Parish? He was my grandfather.
Hattie's parents were Robert Lanier MOSELEY and Mathilda TILLOTSON Moseley.

WILLIS posted by Randy Willis on Monday, June 5, 2000

www.randywillis.org Research on Rev. Joseph WILLIS of Louisiana 1758-1854 and WILLIS family history & genealogy.

GRAHAM, WILLIS posted by Randy Willis on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Need information on: Daniel Hubbard WILLIS Jr. and Julia Ann GRAHAM. They had the following children: 1) Henry Elwa WILLIS was born 6 OCT 1867. He died 18 JAN 1945. 2) Carvelia S. WILLIS was born 10 FEB 1869. She died 31 MAR 1941. 3) Minnie R. WILLIS was born 7 MAY 1870. She died 18 SEP 1921. 4) David Eugene WILLIS was born 19 JAN 1872. He died 13 FEB 1880 of appendicitis. 5) Corine WILLIS was born 27 SEP 1873. She died 6 OCT 1873 as a small baby. 6) Dr. Daniel Oscar WILLIS was born 8 MAR 1875. He died 23 DEC 1935 in an Auto Accident. 7) Robert Kenneth WILLIS Sr. was born 15 JAN 1877. He died in 1951. 8) Ruthey Madella WILLIS was born 20 JUN 1880. 9) Stella WILLIS was born 21 AUG 1881. She died 10 DEC 1881 as a small baby. 10) Julia Coatney WILLIS was born 11 MAR 1883. She died 16 AUG 1945. 11) Randall Lee WILLIS was born 20 MAR 1886 in Forest Hill, Louisiana. He died 14 MAY 1940.

PAXTON, SLAUGHTER, WILLIS posted by Randy Willis on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Searching for information on: Rev. Daniel Hubbard WILLIS, Sr.of Forest Hill (Rapides Parish), LA. www.randywillis.org Rev. Daniel H. WILLIS, Sr. (b. December 28, 1817; d. March 27, 1887). Married Anna SLAUGHTER (b. May 29, 1820 d. March 24, 1876) on March 15, 1838 Both are buried at Amiable Baptist Church Cemetery near Glenmora, Louisiana There children were: Daniel H. WILLIS, Jr. born 1839, Eliza WILLIS born circa 1842, Mary Jane WILLIS born circa 1845, David WILLIS born circa 1846, Martha WILLIS born circa 1847, Matthew WILLIS born circa 1848, Dempsey WILLIS born 1853, Calvin WILLIS born circa 1855, and Robert WILLIS born in 1858. Rev. Joseph WILLIS' grandson Daniel Hubbard WILLIS, Sr., was the first of his many descendants to follow Joseph into the ministry. Daniel was called by W.E. PAXTON's in A History of the Baptist of Louisiana, from the Earliest Times to the Present (1888) ".one of the most respected ministers in the Louisiana Association." He established many churches himself and was blind in his later years. His daughter would read the scriptures and he would preach. He was pastor of Amiable and Spring Hill Baptist Churches for many years. He was my great-great- grandfather. He settled on Spring Creek near Glenmora at a community called Babb's Bridge.

FORD, HEAD, STROTHER, TATUM, WILLIS posted by Randy Willis on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Searching for family members or information on: John STROTHER & Caroline WILLIS Strother family. randy@randywillis.org Caroline Willis STROTHER (1855-1931) daughter of Lemuel WILLIS & granddaughter of Rev. Joseph WILLIS, John Houston STROTHER, Sr. (1852- 1926) Husband of Caroline Willis STROTHER, William (Willie) STROTHER (1879-1963) professor at Louisiana College for 35 years and a deacon.Hattie Bernice STROTHER (1897-1948) Dean of Women Louisiana College for 21 years. Effie TATUM Strother (wife of Willie Strother, Greene Wallace STROTHER (1892- 1981) Southern Baptist missionary emeritus to China and Malaysia. Nellie Vernice STROTHER (1899-1984) educator and prominent Baptist youth leader.Harry Winfield STROTHER (1894-1921) died from injuries in a football game. Martha Strother FORD (1882-1966) two sons were deacons. Rev. John Houston STROTHER, Jr. organized several churches in Louisiana. Julius Scott STROTHER (1889-1966) was a deacon and helped organized several churches; one of his sons was a preacher. Katie Strother HEAD (1884-1979) was always active in church life.

BUTTER, DYER, GRAHAM, MERCHANT, MOORE, PICKREN, SERMONS, WILLIS posted by Randy Willis on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Searching for information on: Robert GRAHAM of Forest Hill (Rapides Parish), LA. randy@randywillis.org (Four of his daughters married four of Rev. Daniel H. WILLIS, Sr.'s sons) Robert GRAHAM: b. August 20, 1818; d. February 10, 1890 Married Ruth Smith (b. December 5, 1813 d. June 2, 1869) Both are buried at the Graham Cemetery - Forest Hill, Louisiana. Ruth had told Robert that wished to be buried at the top of a hill on their land near Forest Hill, La. She was and that hill is known today as the Graham Cemetery. Four of their daughters married four of Rev. Daniel H. WILLIS, Sr's sons: Julia Ann GRAHAM married Daniel H. WILLIS, Jr., Demerius GRAHAM married Calvin WILLIS, Annie GRAHAM married Robert WILLIS and Maggie GRAHAM married Dempsey WILLIS. Additional daughters of Robert and Ruth were: Elizabeth GRAHAM who married Joel MERCHANT, Katherine GRAHAM who married a SERMONS, Emily GRAHAM who married William BUTTER, Ruth GRAHAM who married James MOORE. Robert and Ruth also had two sons: William GRAHAM who married Laura DYER and Lorenzo Dow GRAHAM who married Victoria PICKREN. They had a total of 10 children.

BAHAM, BOLTON posted by Pat Baham Dought on Tuesday, June 6, 2000

I am looking for information on ancestors of Joseph Fredrick BAHAM, Sr. He was married to Francis Elizabeth BOLTON.They had two sons,Joseph Jr.and Johnny Roussave and one daughter. Roussave is believed to be an ancestor's name. They lived in Glenmora, LA. Joseph, Sr., Jr., and wife Francis are buried in Hineston, LA.

LUCAS, MARLOW posted by Virginia Lucas on Wednesday, June 7, 2000

John LUCAS B 1799 in England or La.and wife, may be Mary, was in Rapides parish during 1859, had son born 1859 or 1861 named Joseph Clayton (claten) Lucas, was married to Joanna Martha (MARLOW), would appreciate copies of census records before and after that date showing this family and how long they lived there.

DOUGLAS, EVANS, SILCOTT posted by Linda J. Ost on Thursday, June 8, 2000

Looking for information relating to June DOUGLAS SILCOTT EVANS, B, 1902, LA. June Evans retired from teaching at Frasch Elementary school in Alexander, LA.

BROADNAX, DOUGLAS posted by Linda J. Ost on Thursday, June 8, 2000

Looking for a link to Myrtle DOUGLAS BROADNAX, b. ca 1894, TX. Myrtle lived in Alexanderia, LA. She had a daughter who worked for a newspaper in Houston.

CONNELLA, WINKES posted by Nelly Veldhoven on Monday, June 12, 2000

WINKES,or CONNELLA I am searching for "Virginia "WINKES or CONNELLA born Febr.4,1944 Daughter of Lola CONNELLA and Tony WINKES who were married at San Francisco April 18,1943 Mother died in London July 4 1944. I would like to know more about her.

PLOCH posted by Lee M. Hoffman on Monday, June 12, 2000

I am looking for the cemetery location for Henry PLOCH (also listed as Block and Plock) who was killed May 5, 1864, "on Bayou Rapid" while serving with the 49th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The National Cemeteries at Alexandria, Port Hudson, Baton Rouge and Chalmette and have no record of him.

MORELAND posted by Michelle Moreland Orlando on Wednesday, June 14, 2000

I would like to know if any one that has long history of Rapides Parish would know of a long ago plantation called the "MORELAND" Plantation and also know of any family who had ancestors that owned this plantation and know who these MORELAND's were that lived there. I am researching my MORELAND family from NC,AL,GA and would really like to know who these people were.

EDWARDS, WAITS posted by Caron Waits on Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Nannie EDWARDS WAITS listed her birthplace as Louisiana in the 1910 census of San Antonio, TX. We were almost sure that her birthplace was in Rapides Parish. I have found a great many Edwards people in the Flatwoods cemetery and wonder if any of them were relatives of hers. She married my grandfather, James Moreland Waits, supposedly in Oklahoma about 1892. Nannie was born about 1872. We suspect that her father was named Ethan but can't be sure. We would like to hear from anyone who has information on her family.

CLARK posted by Gwen Moran-Hernandez on Saturday, June 24, 2000

I am searching for information on Barry CLARK m. Sarah? Lived in Rapides parish about 1880 to 1900's. Had two children that I know of Anna and Edgar. Anna Clark m. Joe/Joseph Cobb, later Joe/Joseph m. Sarah Clark (her mother).

BIRD posted by Darleen on Saturday, June 24, 2000

Looking for any information on my Greatgrandfather George L. BIRD. It is said he moved to Lena about 1905-1910 from Baton Rouge with daughter Georgie and Granddaughter's Hazel and Sadie. He is said to have had a small butcher shop in Lena. The girls moved on to Marshell, Tx. about 1915, but no info on what become of George.

HOOTER, LEGG, MURRAY, THORNSBERRY posted by Pat Talley on Sunday, June 25, 2000

Looking for information on Abraham MURRAY who married Mickey THORNSBERRY in Rapides Parish, LA in 1861 and had the following children: Delilah MURRAY who married John Louis HOOTER in 1879 Rapides Parish and Joseph Keeton MURRAY who married Eiola LEGG in 1889 rapides Parish. If anyone has a connection to this family I would love to hear from you. Also Looking for John and Francis THORNSBERRY who I have been told died in Rapides Parish after 1860.

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