Eagle Comes to Tallulah — Several 1941 Madison Journal articles about the comingof
the Missouri Pacific “streamlined” train, the Delta Eagle, which was to
operate between Tallulah and Memphis.
Cadet Richard K. Boney of Madison Parish, LA 1874-1880(Richard P.
These Diaries include Virginia Military Institute: 1874-78; Univ. of VA
Law School: 1879 and Univ. of LA (Tulane) Law School: 1880. Over 100
vintage photos are included as well as footnoted personal information on
almost everyone mentioned
Anyone Ever Look at All This Stuff - 2014?(Richard P.
Sevier)— An updated
interesting statistical review for 2013 of who is viewing the Madison
Parish websites and where they live. Less-detailed data for 2008-2012 is also presented.
Family of Milliken’s Bend(Dorothy Garesché Holland)—Thomas Fitzwilliam came to Milliken’s
Bend in the early 1840’s and was one of its most prominent citizens. His brother John’s family arrived in the late 1840’s.
— Madison Parish Floods, including the 1927 super flood.
Westmoreland Byram) — Mrs. Byram’s
personal account of this devastating flood.
Frisby House(Sam Hanna)— The story of the magnificent,
but unfinished, pre Civil War house on the Tensas River and its builder,
Norman Frisby More on
the Death of Norman Frisby(Richard P. Sevier)— Three separate accounts of the 1863 murder of
Norman Frisby by Orlando Flowers, the husband of
his niece, Gertrude.
up in the 1900’s(Elizabeth Kell in the
Tallulah Madison Journal) — Liz Kell tells of growing up
in Madison Parish During the 1900s.
Goats and Italians: The Tallulah Lynching of 1899(Edward F. Haas) —The
little known story of what became an international incident. Transcriptions
(some translated) of diplomatic letters, depositions, attachments, etc.,
written between July 26, 1899 and December 4, 1900 concerning the details
of the July 20, 1899 lynching of five Italians in Tallulah.
Woman of Valor(Yvonne
Stewart) —This is a very interesting story of a German Jewish
family who emigrated from Bavaria to Milliken’s Bend about 1850. It
chronicles their early family history in Bavaria and is primarily devoted
to Henrietta Geisenberg Bauer; her immigration
to Milliken’s Bend; her life before, during and after the Civil War and
Ag Aviation in Madison Parish(John Earl Martin) — This
is an excellent history of agricultural aviation, which was pioneered in
Tallulah and Madison Parish. The article contains many pictures.
Groves(Billie Grunden) — The
story of one of Madison Parish’s earliest settlers and largest landowners.
Colony(Illinois Central Magazine) — The story of the farmers from
the north who came to Madison Parish in the late 1920’s to show that crop
diversification (from cotton) was a sound and economical idea.
Mosquito Lab(Tallulah Madison Journal) — Established in 1913 to study mosquitoes.
Closed in 1931.
Madison Parish Landowners (Patentees)(Richard P.
Comprehensive list of original landowners who bought (or patented) land
from the US General Land Office (GLO) during the middle 1800’s. Contains
links to twenty-six color coded original survey township maps that show
the property locations.
P. Sevier) —Tables listing most important
plantations, Owners and acreage in approximate five year increments from
1875 to 1943. Also includes plantation maps for 1875 and 1943.
Singer(John Earl Martin) — An interesting history of the
Singer Sewing Machine property in Madison Parish and its relation to the
Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the Chicago Mill & Lumber Company.
Family of Madison Parish(Richard P. Sevier)— The story a family that
has played an important part in the history and politics of the Madison
Parish area for the last 150 years.
Hunting Club(John Earl Martin) — An interesting history
of Sharkey Plantation and the Sharkey Hunting Club.
Tallulah— (Minnie Murphy) An article about Tallulah
written in 1926 by “Miss Minnie” Murphy. Tallulah
Bank Robbery (Vicksburg Herald) — The
story of the 1932 robbery of Tallulah’s Madison National Bank.
of the Civil War(Francis McRae Ward)— Unpublished manuscript by
Francis Ward of Tallulah. This interesting history of the period before,
during and after the Civil War was written in 1961 but never published. It
covers events that occurred in northeast Louisiana and west central Mississippi.
Many photos have been added.
Funeral Home ledger for 1940-1945 — Actual ledger pages containing
much hard-to-find genealogical data including, among other things, a Death
Certificate and Occupation, Birth Date, Funeral Date, Race, Religion and
Clergyman's Name, Birth Date, Cause of Death, and Name and Birthplace of
both the individual and their Mother (maiden name) and Father.
War I Draftees(Tallulah Madison Journal) — List of Madison Parish’s very
first potential draftees for World War I.
War II and Korean War Draftee Scrapbooks(Martha B.
Sevier)— Scrapbooks made at Draft Board
containing the names of everyone from Madison Parish who was drafted into
the service; when they were drafted; pictures of most of them and most
news releases concerning them