Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for February thru March 2002

HOLLOWAY, MUSTAIN posted by Joe Ruffo on Friday, February 1, 2002

I am looking for info on my g,g,Grandfather Thomas Jeferson MUSTAIN, who lived some where in Rapides Parish, he was in the 2nd LA. C A V Company G in the civil war. His mother is a HOLLOWAY from Holloway prairie her name is Jane HOLLOWAY she married James T. MUSTAIN abt. 1840( one thing I am looking for is cemetaries that thay mey be baried in for I live in Ohio it is hard for me to come down there to look.

GIBSON, GIPSON, RATLIFF, SIMMONS posted by Jim & Linda Radcliff on Saturday, February 2, 2002

Searching for the parents and siblings of Hettie & Elizabeth GIPSON / GIBSON, believed to have been born in Alabama. Could they possibly be connected to any of he GIBSON of Rapides Parish?? 1880 Sabine Parish, Louisiana Census, shows: 416/432
GIPSON, Hettie, W, F, 54, (b. abt. abt. 1826)
RATLIFF, Elizabeth, W, F, 40, sister (b. abt 1840)
RATLIFF, Jessie, W, M, 13, Nephew
RATLIFF, Eliza, W, F, 9, Neice
Elizabeth GIBSON, married H. P. SIMMONS in 1860 DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, I believed he died in Civil War and she then married Joseph RATLIFF about 1864.

PAGET, PRIESTLY posted by Carolyn Guillot-Miller on Thursday, February 7, 2002

I am seeking information on surnames PAGET , PRIESTLY. Stealman Paget and Marianne Priestly married in mid to late 1790s. Their son Pierre Paget married Adelaine Braconier in 1816.

AUTREY posted by Linda Tatum on Friday, February 8, 2002

Does anyone have access to newspapers from Rapides Parish dating from 1925-27? I am looking for article about Seymor AUTREY being killed on the Indian creek Bridge in Alexandria. A 92 year old cousin remembers this happening. He is not sure of year. Seymor was buried in Grant Parish, Georgetown Cemetery.

RYLAND, SERMON, SPIKES posted by Nikki Butler on Monday, February 11, 2002

I am looking for any information on John Fred SPIKES who married Elizabeth SERMON. Elizabeth was born Feb. 14, 1842 and died April 12, 1932 in Alexandria, LA. In all the census I have found Elizabeth in with the exception of one year with her husband she lived with her daughter Matilda SPIKES and son-in-law Henry Zealand RYLAND.

BOYCE, BRADLEY, COOPER, DAVID, GUERINGER, HYMAN, POUSSIN posted by E. W. Hendon on Friday, February 15, 2002

Researching the family of John (Jean) DAVID and Sarah Ann BRADLEY, who wed in Rapides Parish in 1840. Children included: Alphonse, who married Bethiah BOYCE; Mary; Andrew, who married Ann Bryan HYMAN and Dorothea Elizabeth HYMAN; Sarah Ann, who married Benjamin COOPER; Margaret, who married Armand GUERINGER; John Edward, who married Marie Cleobuline POUSSIN; Pierre V.; and Albert Anthony.

PATTERSON posted by Jane Ryan on Friday, February 22, 2002

I am searching for information on Pleasant W PATTERSON born about 1809 in North Carolina, married to Mathilda Caroline ? of Georgia before 1838. Located in Sabine County, Texas in 1850 and Louisiana in 1870. Had 6 children, William Jasper, James Burton, Charles Gricee, Francis Marion, Malisa Caroline and James M. by 1862. His son Francis Marion PATTERSON born in 1846 was my great grandfather.

HAMILTON, WARE posted by W. M. Dressler on Friday, March 15, 2002

William Bateman WARE and Martha Ann HAMILTON were married July 12, 1849 in Rapides Parish,La. I have a record of their decendants, but am looking for information of the descendants of the brothers and sisters of these two people. William B.WARE and Marth Ann HAMILTON were my great grandparents. Thank you so much. W.M. Dressler, 413 E County Rd 140, Midland,TX 79706 (915) 684-5667

LONG posted by Jonni Long Lynch on Friday, March 15, 2002

I am looking for any birth records on James Dorby (or Darby) LONG, who was born in Tioga, Louisiana in June, 1924. His mother's name was Mabel. I believe his father's name was James Dorby as well (my father was a junior, but never used it). Any information you can provide on this little family would be helpful

MCAA, MCCAA, MCKENZIE posted by Jim McKenzie on Monday, March 18, 2002

I am seeking information about my Grandparents and G- Grandparents, MCKENZIE and MCCAA. In the early to mid 1900s, James W. McKenzie Sr. owned a barbershop, Cleaners, and one of the first, if not the first, automobile dealership, in Alexandria. He had sons, James, George Brythal, Jack C., Joe A., and Leonard W, and one daughter Beatrice.
James Walter MCAA was an employee of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk for many years. He had sons Roy G., James, and one daughter, Rosa Dell.

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