Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for July thru September 2002

HAWORTH, WALDING posted by Autumn Swahn on Friday, July 19, 2002

I am looking for any information on the WALDING / HAWORTH family. To my knowledge, the info I do have is pretty accurate. Edgar Richard HAWORTH (1881-1958) was married to Ezella Lenore WALDING (1895-1990). May have lived in Pineville, LA. at some time. He owned a plantation, "Hardscrabble". They had approx. 5 children. Any info at all is appriciated.

HUDSON posted by Ivy Dunn on Tuesday, July 23, 2002

I am researching the HUDSON family of Rapides Parish. My 2nd great-grandfather William HUDSON was born in Alexandria about 1835 and later migrated to Natchez and othe parts of Mississippi. His father was Alfred HUDSON. I would appreciate any information about Hudsons in Rapides Parish before 1850.

CURRY posted by Liz on Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Looking for any CURRY family...especially Issiah CURRY or Samuel CURRY,,,about the 1850s ..either in Rapieds. Grant or WInn Parishes.....it is believed that they lived on the Lodi Plantation or possible owners at that time.

RATEAU posted by Larry Brock on Thursday, August 29, 2002

I have a certified copy of a Baptismal Certificate for Francis Joseph RATEAU, child of F. J. RATEAU and Hene Monroe born on Nov 11, 1913 and baptized on Dec 7, 1913, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. C. Mahe, the Sponsors being A. L. Souliee and Mrs. Marie Monroe. Fr. RATEAU was stationed in Lake Providence, La. at one time and left some boxes of belongings here. I would love to see these items reunited with his family. Other items include a child's photo in what appears to be a christening gown with cap and other items. Please contact me personally at lbrock@bayou.com if you are related to Fr. RATEAU.

ADRION posted by Larry Brock on Thursday, August 29, 2002

I have a Certificate from the State of Louisiana which reads, "I hereby appoint Mrs. Edwin L. ADRION War Record Director and as a Member of the Council of Defense of the Parish of Rapides. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the Executive Department. Done at Baton Rouge, this 28th day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and nineteen." By the Governor. Signed by R. G. Pleasant and O. M. Wright, Secretary to the Governor. Does anybody know the descendants of Mrs. Edwin L. ADRION? If so, please contact me at lbrock@bayou.com

LEWIS posted by Llayron Johnson on Tuesday, September 3, 2002

I'm looking for information on the surname Lewis from Boyce, Louisiana. My grandmother's great-grand father's name was Alex LEWIS. He was born around the 1830's.

CARPENTER, MITCHELL posted by Jacqueline Mitchell Forman on Wednesday, September 4, 2002

I am seeking information on Jack Thomas MITCHELL died in 1938 was married to Laura CARPENTER of Bayou Chicot, Louisiana. Jack was in Forest Hill, Rapides Parish. He was buried in Forest Hill, his family was there, and some living relatives are still there.

DELL, JAMES posted by Edna Dell on Tuesday, September 10, 2002

I am looking for any one who has heard of Jasper Newton DELL ,he and his family lived in Rapides in 1878 and one of there sons were born April 16 ,1878, I havnt been able to find much more on Jasper Newton Dell . The child that was born to Jasper Newton Dell and Georgia Virgina JAMES was named Jasper Glen Dell , he was my father- in -law,my husband"s father . If any one has heard of this mam ,[ he was also a doctor] please e-mail me .

BARTON, HAGIN, HOGAN, PEAVY posted by Glenda Simpson on Sunday, September 22, 2002

Looking for information on George W. PEAVY who married Frances Elizabeth HOGAN (HAGIN). He was killed at Vicksburg, Miss. during the Civil War. They were in Rapidies during the 1860's. Their daughter Georgia Ann Virginia Alice Melvina PEAVY married William Martin BARTON.

DORMAN, FIGGENS, FIGGINS, WILSON posted by Mary on Wednesday, September 25, 2002

WILSON, David Edward b. abt 1802, m. Nancy FIGGINS/FIGGENS b. abt 1813. Family oral history says he owned Wilson's Landing on the Red River, a cotton gin, sorgham mill, and a brick factory. Children were John WILSON, b. about 1837; William WILSON, b. abt. 1839; Harrison WILSON, b. abt. 1841; Ellen WILSON,(my great grandmother) b. 1842, married 1859/60 George Madison DORMAN, d. 1927; Salina WILSON, b. abt 1848; Susan WILSON, b. abt. 1852. Looking for any information on both David WILSON and Nancy FIGGINS/FIGGENS

FUTCH, HARGRAVE, SLAY, SUMRALL posted by Gayle Hennington-VanHorn on Thursday, September 26, 2002

Searching for any information on a William Sidney SLAY that died in 1881 in Rapides Parish. He was born 17 March 1808 in Chesterfield Co., SC. His parents were Nathan Slay and Martha Ann SUMRALL. William's second wife was Laura Ann HARGRAVE.(b. 1844 MS) They married about 1858 (yes she really was 14 and he was 50!) in Jasper Co, MS. His first wife's name was Honor FUTCH (b. 1814 GA). They had seven children and I have information on those available if anyone is interested. Children of William SLAY & Laura HARGRAVE: James Buchanan Slay b. 1859 Jasper Co, MS
Althea May Slay b. 1862 Jasper Co, MS
Richmond Oliver Slay b. 9 Oct. 1865 Pike Co, MS
William Slay b. 1867 Pike Co, MS
Benjamin Slay b. 1870 Pike Co, MS
Frances Alice Slay b. 1874 Louisiana (poss. Rapides Parish)
I am also attempting to locate where he might be buried in the parish, as well as his wife. There are several Slay's buried in Holloway Methodist/Slay Cemetery (his son Richmond Oliver & wife Lillie) are buried there as well as other related Slay's in various parish cemeteries. Anyone searching this family, please contact me. He is my gg grandfather. A very interesting family but am at a brickwall on his final resting place.

WHITSTINE, WILLIAMS posted by Kim Knighton on Saturday, September 28, 2002

I am searching for info on my g-grandmother Lula WHITSTINE Iles. She was born 8/9/1894 and died 10/1976. She was raised by her grandmother who was a WILLIAMS, I believe and in the area of Glenmore and Hineston. Her mother died 6-8wks after giving birth to her. Her father's name I don't know only he went by "Whit". Anyone knowing his name or her mothers name please e-mail me. She had a half brother named Jim WHITSTINE.

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