Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Posted Queries for January thru February 2005

FARRIS, PHARES, PHARIS, PHARRIS posted by Cathy Pharis Moore on Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Does anyone know the relationship between these 3 families with surname PHARES living in close proximity to one another on the 1860 Rapides Census? 1. Thomas Phares, 35, head of household Margaret Jane, 26, wife Daniel S., 10, son John Pearce, 8, son Sarah Ann, 6, dau Mahala, 2, dau 2. John Phares, 46, head of household Mary, 39, wife Nancy, 17 Ellen, 15 Henry M., 12 Betsey Ann, 3 3. Moses Phares, 30, head of household Mahala Phares, 40 I have noted the surname to be spelled PHARES, PHARIS, FARRIS, and PHARRIS at different times for these same people. Thomas was my g-g- grandfather. Don't know who the others are, but must be kin. Any information or leads would be most appreciated.

SULLIVAN, WEINBERG posted by Kent Kanouse on Sunday, January 23, 2005

Alexandria, Rapides parish, circa 1880s Looking for info about Morris WEINBERG (white, probably of Jewish/German ancestry, born circa 1860), who had children with Martha SULLIVAN (listed as "mulatto" in census records). The LDS IGS index has Morris being the son of Seiley WEINBERG. Family tradition has it that Martha SULLIVAN was the daughter of Mary SULLIVAN, and had features that bespoke white, black, and (possibly) Indian ancestory.

BRADLEY, RANDON, TERRY posted by Richard McAuley on Monday, January 24, 2005

Researching John M. BRADLEY of Cheneyville? Only lead is a receipt: Receiv'd Cheveyville of Peter RANDON a note for collection or to be return— or Amos TERRY / Amt $26.12 ½ / July 14, 1831} John BRADLEY. Six months after the date of this note John M. BRADLEY immigrated to Texas, entering in February 1832, and settled in the Tenehaw District (Shelby County). After the Texas Revolution, Capt. John M. BRADLEY served as deputy sheriff (1837-38) then sheriff of Shelby County, TX, 1839-41.

SEAL, SEALS, WHITEHEAD posted by Joe Pierce on Thursday, January 27, 2005

SEAL, SEALS, WHITEHEAD Bonnie Ree Whitehead was married to a seal or a seals & was in a rest home in Pineville, LA She had a twin sister that lived in the same area, Mattie Ree______ They have died & are buried in one of the cemeteries in Pinville. Does anyone have any information on these sisters? thanks

SMITH posted by Carol A. Smith on Thursday, January 27, 2005

I am looking for anyone with information about Lucion SMITH who was married to Martha A. SMITH. They are buried in the Mt. Moriah cemetery side by side. Lucion was born in 1878 and Martha was born in 1880. They had several children which I am trying to document their names. So far, John Hamp SMITH, Harrison Albert SMITH, Marvin H. SMITH are the only children that I have been able to document. I am looking for the rest of the sons and daughters names. The SMITH family resided in Rapides Parish, some have been traced to Leesville,Glenmora, and Pitkin. If anyone has any information about these people please write me. Harrison Albert Smith was my grandfather, and Lucion Smith was my great grandfather. I would like to know who Lucion's parents were and where he was born. Any information is greatly appreciated.

CLIFTON, REED posted by Brenda J. Manning on Tuesday, February 1, 2005

I would appreciate any help with the above names. Robert REED md. Sarah CLIFTON Mar. 20,1893 in Rapides Par. If anyone has any info on this family, please help. Would be glad to exchange info. Thank You, BJ

CATTEN, COTTEN, MONTEPLIER, WARD posted by kathy klipfel on Friday, February 4, 2005

Vernon COTTEN/Elizabeth Jane WARD 1910 census Rigolleti,Village of Tioga, La. (Rapides parish) Vernon born app. 1881, Elizabeth born 1884. Worked at sawmill. Vernon died between 1916 and 1918. Need any and all information to connect another line of Cotten's. The census in 1910 had him listed as CATTEN. I would appreciate any help out there. I have been looking for 4 years now. Elizabeth Jane's father is William whitfield WARD, Mother Nice MONTEPLIER.

COTTON, GENTRY, HUNT, JENTRY posted by Barbara Hunt Gothie on Saturday, February 12, 2005

Looking for descendants of John E. COTTON and his wife Rose Malvina COTTON buried in Woodworth Cemetery. John born 14 Feb 1903 and died 2 Feb 1973; Rose Malvina _____ born 5 April 1899 and died 3July 1971. Who were the parents of John E Cotton? Who were his siblings? Any help most appreciated. John COTTON and Emeline COTTON were living in the household of William J GENTRY and wife Temperance in the 1860 US Census of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA. Were they related somehow? I am trying to locate the maiden name of Temperance M. GENTRY( also spelled JENTRY) who was the mother of John HUNT, James Jefferson HUNT, and a number of GENTRY children. Barbara Hunt Gothie, Baltimore, MD

BIDDLE, COTTON, GENTRY, HUNT posted by Barbara Hunt Gothie on Saturday, February 12, 2005

Is anyone researching the BIDDLE line from Alexandria, Rapides Parish about 1850? Looking for descendants of Hosey (Hosea) BIDDLE listed in the 1850 US Census as born in LA with wife Mary and children: Timothy(6), William (3), Franklin (4 mos) and John BIDDLE (17) and Temperance BIDDLE (56). John and Temperance listed as born in MS; all others in LA.In 1860 John Biddle is married to Lucretia in Alexandria and has his own family. Living with him is Stephen BIDDLE (60) born in MS. Temperance is not to be found. Can anyone tell me when and where Temperance BIDDLE died and is buried? Was she the spouse of Stephen BIDDLE? Is she related to the Temperance M. GENTRY who is married to William J. GENTRY in the 1860 Census of Alexandria? The Temperance and William J GENTRY are living next to the Benjamin and William COTTON family, who in 1850 were right near the Hosey BIDDLE family. Temperance M GENTRY is the mother of my great great grandfather John HUNT of MS,LA, and TX where he died in 1929. I am trying to find her maiden name.

ARMITAGE, BERLIN, HAUK, READY posted by Suellen Armitage Eyre on Friday, February 18, 2005

Seeking information on Maria Louisa READY (b. abt.1813;d. by 1869) mother of Thomas Jefferson ARMITAGE (m.Theotice BERLIN) and Alice M. Ready HAUK. Maria owned property in downtown Alexandria next to the Catholic church. Alice married Columbus/Clum B. HAUK. They were married May 4,1864 in Rapides, possibly at St. James Episcopal;were living in Rapides in 1867. Who were Maria's parents? Her husband(s)? Where is she buried?

CHARRIER posted by Jean Cupp Plummer on Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Am seeking info on my Uncle Howard Joseph CHARRIER, I believe to be son of Clemile CHARRIER and is buried at St Frances DE Salles Catholic Cemetery, Echo, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, along with his parents and a brother named Curley CHARRIER. Any clues would help.

MASON, MCLEAN posted by Lucy McLean on Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I would like information on Daniel Neil MCLEAN, born Jan 18, 1837 in Milam, Sabine Co., TX and died Jan 16, 1924 in Alexandria, LA. He is buried with his wife, Molly MASON MCLEAN in Pineville.

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