Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for August thru September 2001

BROWN, CROOKS, JONES posted by Linda Crooks on Saturday, August 11, 2001

Looking for information on the family of Ben BROWN and wife Hannah. In the 1900 rapids census, shows Ben 24, Hannah 19, and Clara sister to Ben 10. Hannah possible sister to my husbands Grandmother Allie (Alder) JONES CROOKS.

CALLAHAN, OROUKE posted by Johnny Callahan on Wednesday, August 15, 2001

[CALLAHAN, Michael James] [OROUKE, Gertrude]: married sometime between 1900-1905 in Rapides Parish (I am guessing). Had a son [CALLAHAN, Johnnie George], born in Rapides Paris, LA on 30 July 1906.

HINES posted by Marvella Holland on Sunday, August 19, 2001

Am looking for any information on William HINES and family. I am told the town of Hineston was possibly named after him.

MARTIN, PAYNE posted by Earnest Martin on Monday, August 20, 2001

I'm looking for information on Alfred MARTIN, who married a african american woman by the name of Carrie PAYNE, they later after living in Golddust La. moved to Alexandria, La. on 2411 13th St. has a nephew who once work at Rapides parish bank for numerous years

CALAHAN, CALLAHAN, OROURKE posted by Johnny Callahan on Saturday, August 25, 2001

My Grandfather Johnnie G. CALLAHAN was born in Rapides parish in 1906. His parents were Michael James CALLAHAN and Gertrude OROURKE. I have a baptismal record for Johnnie CALAHAN dated 1919 from St Mary's Catholic Church in Orange Texas, so I assume they left Rapides parish for Orange Texas sometime between 1906 and 1919.

BRIARD, CROOKS, HOOTER, LEJEUNE, YOUNG posted by Doris Falkenheiner on Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Searching for information about the descendants of Jean Baptiste LEJEUNE also known as John BRIARD, Juan YOUNG, and John YOUNG. He was born about 1749 in Nova Scotia, deported to Maryland with his parents and siblings. Came to Louisiana about 1770. Married Elizabeth HOOTER about 1778. Moved to the Rapides Poste about 1780. Then about 1790 moved his family to the Rapides Poste. See the Central Louisiana Genealogical Society's Spring 2001 issue. If you know of any YOUNG researchers who cannot find their ancestor before about 1810, let them know about the change of the LeJEUNE name to YOUNG. Jean Baptiste LeJeune was an older brother of Marguerite LeJeune CROOKS my gggg grandmother.

HANDLEY, MCNUTT, PARKER posted by Barbara Hanley on Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Seeking names of parents and siblings of James A. HANDLEY b. 1845, MS. In 1850 census in Bienville Parish with Sophia Handley, Leonard and Henry Handley, Issac, Nicholas, Sarah, Lucretia MCNUTT. Married Mary (Polly Ann) PARKER, 1867, Rapides Parish. Lived in Natchitoches in 1880 and 1900. Died 1925 Colfax, Grant Parish.


VENUS/VENAS/VENESSE Looking for information on Stephen Venus'ancestors. Stephen was born about 1828 in Louisiana and died 1909 in Rapides Parish, La. Burried Venus/Cherina Cemetery. He was living with a family by the name of GRACIA in the 1850 census. Married 1. Caroline ? who died about 1882. Married 2. Emily LEWIS who died 1932. His children were 1. Ellenora "Ellen" m. REEVES, 2. Elizabeth m. REEVES, 3. Stephen "Napoleon" m.Olivia Harris Williams, 4. Francis ?. Would appreciate any help with this family. Stephen and family lived in the area of Rigolette, Rapides Parish. Other family names involved REEVES, GLENN, CROOKS, HADNOT, STOKES, WILLIAMS, USSRY?, BENN, MALONE, WALKER, TISON, REYNOLDS?, BARDWELL, AND RUDDLE. He also had brother named Louis and possibly Benjamin. Stephen is enumerated in all the census of Rapides Parish from 1850 to 1900.

WILLIAMS posted by Shannon Nolan on Thursday, September 20, 2001

WILLIAMS, Govan. Williams was a trooper in the 2ND Louisiana Cavalry, McWater's Rangers, 1862-1865. Moved to Bayou Rapides after the war to plant cotton but was killed in 1876 either accidentally or in a duel. I am seeking his burial place as I have his tombstone!! It was delivered to his daughter by the S C V in the 20's but was never placed. His full name was Jackson Govan WILLIAMS, and I will pay a cash reward of $100 to anyone instumental in locating his place of burial. His last home was Elgeeton, on Bayou Rapides, near Lamothe's Bridge, burned 1877. He was a man of honor, integrity, and decency, and deserves to be recognized and remembered.

WRIGHT posted by Pat Rogers on Friday, September 21, 2001

Looking for information on g'uncles Alex WRIGHT and John WRIGHT. Alex's wife was Mable and I think they had a daughter named Mary. Also a son who died in wwII nicknamed "Cotton". At one time there was a street named after him (Cotton Wright Dr.) I think. Also a son named Garland but I am not sure whether his father was John or Alex. I know that Alex and Mable were killed in a car wreck around 1966-67 but have no records pertaining to this. My grandmother was their sister Bess.

WRIGHT posted by Kathleen Brawn on Saturday, September 22, 2001

I'm looking for any information about a Norrist WRIGHT a sheriff of Rapides Parish in 1835. My ancestor, Henry WRIGHT owned land in Rapides Parish when he died in 1835 and Norrist WRIGHT sold the land for the executor of the will. I suspect he is related to my WRIGHT and I would like to find out anything I can on him.

WHITTINGTON posted by Tom Cloud on Saturday, September 29, 2001

Elisha WHITTINGTON .... Elisha ran a blacksmith shop and general store in Bayou Chicot and there is some evidence he also ran a grist mill for there are entries in his books of customers buying corn meal for $1.00 a bushel. He was the son of Grief, and lived in LA from the early 1800's.

PITTMAN, SANSON posted by Joan Pittman on Saturday, September 29, 2001

Looking for PITTMANS in Rapides Parish around the Glemora area. Mary SANSON PITTMAN had a small dairy my the catfish place. She was married to Ellie PITTMAN.

GARLAND, WOOD posted by Cecile Langley on Saturday, September 29, 2001

Can anyone help me? Does anyone have any information on Lafayette WOOD. In 1948 he was living in Boyce, Louisiana.He was a 1/2 brother to my ggrandmother Amanda GARLAND. I have been told that he had a son that was a preacher.

DAVIS posted by Sally Pohl on Saturday, September 29, 2001

Were there any newspapers in Rapides Parish in 1887. I am looking for an obit for my ancestor, Thomas DAVIS.

BRIDGES, MOBB posted by Dale E Detert on Saturday, September 29, 2001

BRIDGES, Charley & Elizabeth Listed on my wife's greatgrandmother's death certificate as her parents. Her maiden name was supposedly MOBB, reason for discrepancy in surnames is unknown. She was born in Lecompte, 25 December 1881. Her name was Harriet MOBB (see posting under MOBB), of African American descent. Ethnic background of the BRIDGES is unknown. Any and all information concerning the BRIDGES appreciated.

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