Madison Parish, Louisiana:

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Robert Gayle Sun Apr 20, 1997
I am seeking information on Robert Stewart GAYLE (died 11/1946) married to Robbie Mize GAYLE (died 1974) and Norman GAYLE (died late 1950s). Robert owned and operated a Ice Cream factory in Tallulah La. until his death. Norman was a locksmith in Tallulah La. until his death. I am seeking burial locations and contact with any persons researching GAYLE name.

Ellen Pack  Wed Feb 12, 1997
Paulene Middleton McDONALD -  b 1912 Madison Parish.  Married A. Edward. ADAMS about 1928.  Son Edward Middleton "Bozo" ADAMS.  Married Louis William STINSON probably in Tallulah, in about 1936 - no children. Lived in Tallulah until her death in 1971. Happy to share!

Dan Capps Sun Jun 22, 1997
I am interested in information on James W. MOODY and his dau Mary Elizabeth MOODY. In a later census she lists her birthplace as LA. Her grandson states that she came from Baton Rouge. I find land records in Madison Co. for a James W. Moody dated 1845. I believe that the both moved to Shelby Co. TX. I have information on descendants.

Catherine Walker Mon. Jun 23 16:25:54 1997
I am searching for the exact date and place of burial for my great grandfather Elijah Albert CLAY. He died in 1950 in Tallulah. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Maryann Johnson Tue Sep 9 22:11:43 1997
Looking for George Town WASHINGTON and wife Margaret Madison WASHINGTON.
They were married on December 20, 1866 on Paw Paw Island in Madison Parish and lived in the area for 12 years. 

Yvonne Yongue Guidroz Mon. Oct 12, 1997
James YONGUE b. 1802, Fairfield Co. S.C. migrated from there through Lowndes Co. Ms. to Madison Ph. La. in 1858. His will and land transaction deeds located in Tallulah Ct. Hse.  Any information on him (place of burial or location of his immediate descendants) will be appreciated and will receive reciprocal treatment. 

Helen Williams Mon. Nov 3, 1997
GEISENBERG  -  DREYFUS  -  SPEYERER - All families were in and around Richmond, LA from circa 1850 - 1900. 

Mary Gregg Sun Nov 10, 1997
  I would very much like to contact a descendant of Julian Dunbar MONETTE.  He was born ca 1890-1894 and grew up in Tallulah.  Any leads will be appreciated. 

Leta Marshall Tues. Nov 18, 1997
Looking for ANNIE ELIZA CURRIE, residing Madison Parish from 1860(?) to at least 1927, buried in Confederate Cemetery in Vicksburg, MS. Also half-siblings ABRAM W. CURRIE and HULDAH AMANDA DIVINE CURRIE, and full sibs Howard CROMARTY, Kate L., SYBELIA Antoinette, LORRERHAMAH A., and Leila Ada CURRIE. 

Kay McMahan Noska Fri 2 Jan 1998
I am working on these surnames: JACKSON - PERRY - CALVIT.  Anyone researching these names from around Madison Par. please contact me.  Thanks.

Ellen Pack Mon. 26, January 1998
A. Edward ADAMS b about 1905 probably LA.
  D about 1935 in automobile accident.  Married Pauline Middleton McDONALD in about 1928.  Son Edward Middleton "Bozo" ADAMS, b about 1930.  Happy to share! 

Eleanor Dyas Thurs, November 12, 1998
ALLEIN, Benjamin Franklin;  ALLEIN, Juliet Morton Wood; ALLEIN Mary Weems (Mamie).  My gg-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin ALLEIN, is listed as being in the Civil War's LA 3rd Regiment, Company H, paroled at Shreveport, residence Madison Parish. His daughter, Mamie, died while enroute to Texas with him to get supplies for the Confederate Army (1863). Would like to know how/why she died and where she is buried. Would also like to know if there are other researchers who had Madison Parish ancestors who may have been in this same military unit, who may know more about this unit or how many Madison residents joined it, etc. Would like any information at all as to where my Ben ALLEIN lived, etc. in Madison Parish. He also lived in Church Hill, MS; don't know why he was living in Madison around the time of the Civil War. His wife, Juliet Morton Wood ALLEIN (my gg grandmother), lived in Madison with him, and her parents James Gillam WOOD and Laura Fitzpatric WOOD both died in 1864 but their graves have never been found, so I am trying to determine if they were buried at Church Hill MS (their deaths are listed in the Christ Church MS records) or Madison Parish. This is all the information I have with regard to the Madison Parish connection, so I would be very grateful for any clues. Thanks!

Lori Salley Fri, March 27, 1998
I am looking for any information on RAGSDALEs.  I have a John RAGSDALE who obtained land in Claiborne Co., MS 1801.  One daughter Serena Temperance RAGSDALE married John GRIFFING - on her marriage bond it states that John RAGSDALE is from Oak Ridge, LA (Morehouse Parish, LA).  Another daughter Phebe RAGSDALE married Ralph REGAN.  In Phebe's estate settlement in late 1830's shows that she had land in Madison Parish, LA, Warren Co., MS and Claiborne Co., MS.  I am trying to find where this RAGSDALE family came from before arriving in Mississippi.  Thanks.

Tommie Burchfield Wed, April 15, 1998
Looking for Walter Thomas SCOTT, Sr.
  My brother and I are in desperate need on any help we can get.  We have almost no living relatives with any information.  He lived in Tallulah, as we did.  He was married to Verna Ruth CUPIT.  His children were JoAnn, Helen Ruth, Linda, Tommie, and Scotty.  We are looking for information on him, as well as his father and mother.  Thank you. 

Ginny Bias Mon., April 27, 1998
I am interested in any information on a Lydia STINESPRING. She is listed in the 1850 Madison Parish census.  Info on any STEINSPRING/STINESPRING would be greatly appreciated. 

Sharon Pierce Mon., April 27, 1998
Interested in any information on Jonathan and Malinda O'Neal ADAIR living Madison Parish, La prior to 1850.  Malinda died of brain inflammation in 1850----- ANY information would be greatly appreciated

Alice Campbell Fri., May 8, 1998
I am looking for the following: AMIS, Robert Emmett living at Fortune Fork circa 1890. AMIS, Fannie Turpin, Robert's wife, also living at Fortune Fork TURPIN, Dr. Thomas James, Fannie's brother, thought to have died at Fortune Fork circa 1890-1900. ANY information would be greatly appreciated

Alice Campbell Tue. June 10, 1998
I'm looking for PETERKIN, Larkin married to TURPIN, Mollie and PETERKIN, George married to TURPIN, Alice. All around 1870-1900. The Peterkin's were brothers and the Turpin's were sisters. The Turpin's were sisters of Fannie Turpin AMIS married to Robert Emmett AMIS from Fortune's Fork. Alice and George lived at La Line Plantation (?).

Dan Lewis Mon. June 29, 1998
Annie MYATT, maiden name GORE, is said to have died near Tallulah, La., shortly after the fall of Vicksburg. Does anyone know the gravesite or date of death? I'll be glad to exchange on the family.

Kate Hopper Sun. July 5, 1998
Interested in any family left by ROCK, W. A. Still a resident of Tallulah 30 June 1933 at the death of his mother ROCK, Sophia Kufahl.

Sylvia Dees Mon. July 13, 1998
I am researching the PIERCY (PEARCY) name and I am trying to find a cemetery that is/was supposed to be located in the Tallulah area. The name of this cemetery is "Pincheasy"; I am not sure this is correct spelling. I have been told Edward Gricett PIERCY (PEARCY), was buried there before 1934. I would appreciate any information on the PIERCY family. Thank you!

Maryann Johnson Fri. July 24, 1998
Looking for information on the E.B. TOWNE family past and present. I am told Mr. TOWNE was very involved in the early development of Madison Parish.

Lindsey Page Sat August 15, 1998
Dr. David DANCY, where might I find more info on him?

L. Hasley Nordan Sat September 12, 1998
I am searching for information on my grandmother family in Madison Parish LA W I KING or W L KING md Creasie CHAIN: Children: Mattie Lee KING md Hardy HASLEY; Minnie Lee KING md Jack MARSH; Ruby KING md ? PLATT; Gladys KING md ? THOMAS; Willie KING; Edgar KING wife Addis; Walter KING; Homer KING; Melvin HARRINGTON; Laura KING md Jeff MARSH (cousin to Jack MARSH); Allen HARRINGTON; Any information would be appreciated, and I will share the little info I have too.

Mary Ellen Kenyon Tue September 22, 1998
Jefferson B. SNYDER (Judge SNYDER).
I would like to receive any records or articles about Judge SNYDER including pictures of him and/or his house in Tallulah.

Leta Currie-Marshall Sun October 18, 1998
CURRY, William C., planter in Madison/Carroll Parish, father of Abram and Huldah Currie. m. Hester Ann Richards in 1850, mother of George, Sue and Mary Richards; tog. they had Howard, Kate, Leila, Ann. First wife Adeline Whitaker. Any info appreciated.

Richard P. Sevier Wed October 22, 1998
LOWRY, Alfred J.; Caroline Ewing LOWRY MAHER, wife of Philip; Eliza Jane LOWRY MORANCY, wife of Honoré Perigny; Nancy LOWRY MINNIS, wife of Catesby B. All important land and slaveowners in the Milliken's Bend Area of Madison and Carroll parishes during 1830-1870. Any info appreciated.

Bill Hutto Mon November 16, 1998
Interested in corresponding with anyone who is researching the HUTTO family in Madison Parish.

Jeanne Johnson Fri December 4, 1998
Interested in corresponding with anyone who is researching the BOSWORTH family in Madison Parish.

Charles P. Phillips Fri December 4, 1998
Am looking for information on JOHN S. DIXON who appeared for the first time on the 1860 Madison Parish Census. His Post Office at that time was given as New Carthage. He was 27 years of age and a "gin wright" by trade. He fought during the Civil War and afterwards married ELIZABETH CUMMINGS, a Vicksburg, Ms. girl. Could not find them in the 1870 Madison census but sure they were there. By 1880 John was dead and wife Elizabeth and young son HENRY WAYNE DIXON were living in Ward #1 of Madison Parish. She was head of the household and a "planter". I would love to know where New Carthage is located and also what area constituted Ward #1, as well as any other information that can be supplied.

Mary Ann Coker Tue December 15, 1998
Looking for the family of Pamelia Louisa NICHOLSON BROWN. She was born a NICHOLSON 21 Jan 1788 (or 1795?), I believe, in Madison Parish. She married a BROWN; they had a dtr + 2 sons, Daniel & James H. By 1821, Pamelia was a widow when she married Sylvanus HATCH in Iberville LA. They had 2 sons, Davis Williams & John Nicholson. She died in 1850 in Calhoun Co TX.

Carolyn Dennis Kress Sat January 9, 1999
Looking for information on Elias S. DENNIS, was the sheriff of Delta or Delta Point, Madison Parish after the Civil War. Was still the sheriff there in 1880 as I found this in the Madison Journal "John Thomas, alias John the Baptist, tried and convicted of murder on June 25, 1880. I will offer One Hundred Dollars for the arrest and delivery to me of said Thomas. Elias S. DENNIS, sheriff of Delta." I would especially like to know where to find his ledger of activities or whatever they would be called while he was sheriff, or any other accounts of his duties or events while he was in office. I appreciate any help or advice.

Eleanor Brown Sun January 10, 1999
BASS, ROBSON, BRIDGERS- Searching for John Robson (b.1793 Eng.-1856)+Ann W. who owned land (Doc. #9398) 1849 in Madison Parish. In 1857 Henry Joel Bass bought about 1520 acres of land from father-in law, John Robson. In 1860 census, Henry Bass is in Madison Parish. Henry's son, Sidney Bass was listed as resident of Milliken's Bend in 1857-58 while a student at Centenary College (Shreveport) and by 1860 he was listed as planter in Madison Parish. Sidney Bass Jr. was b. in Tallulah 1861. By 1865, the Basses had moved to Adams CO, MS, where John Bass and family are buried.

Walter "Lee" Taylor Wed January 13, 1999
I am searching for my Great-grandfather, Esau TAYLOR?, who resided in Madison Parish in the 1890's. This is evidenced by the fact that his son was born on 15 July 1893 in Tallulah. If you can find anything pertaining to his existence, his wife, his children, whatever I would be most grateful.

Peggy Fontenot Stevenson Fri January 15, 1999
Lewis McCLENDON m. Mourning FRANKLIN 1828 Putnam county Georgia. They were on the 1850 census of Monroe County Miss. By 1860 Mourning is deceased, Lewis and children on the Madison Parish census. Children: Joel Franklin b. abt 1832; Benjamin Franklin b. abt 1835; Dawson; Mary Eunetta b. abt. 1847; Julia b. abt. 1850. Father, Lewis, was killed by John G. Williams.... the children left in a hurry about 1864 and moved to St. Landry, LA. Any information on this family would be very much appreciated.

James H. Thomas Wed March 17, 1999
Looking for info on STAIN and HARGROVE. Etta Ola STAIN married John Sykes HARGROVE and their daughter, Jonetta was born in Tallulah, LA on Feb. 5, 1912. They lived in Vicksburg, MS prior to moving to Tallulah and had two other daughters, Annie Eleanor HARGROVE (my mother), b. Nov. 21, 1904 and Sadie Rae HARGROVE b. July 31, 1908. Annie was born in Vicksburg but we do not know if Sadie was born in Tallulah or Vicksburg. Thanks for any info you might have on these individuals

 Pat Jones Thur April 9, 1999
I am trying to locate a FRANCIS J. GASQUET who was a planter and landowner in Madison Parish in the 1860's. He owned 95,000 acres. On the 1860 Federal Census he lived in the Quebec/Dallas area. In the 1870 he had moved to the Orleans Parish with wife LOUISE and son J.W. and mother M.B.

 E. J. Seamans Thur April 9, 1999
Looking for any information on the John Milliken Plantation. He purchased 359 acres on 4/24/1820 and the 1895 US Atlas has a name of Milliken's Bend but I don't know if that was the name of the plantation. My g-grandfather, Everet M. Seamans was an overseer there. I am looking for info on him and his family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 Angel LeJeune Sat April 17, 1999
I am looking for info on J.B. EVANS.. dob 1/23/1905...son of James G. and ? Rogers Evans living in or around Madison Parish. Also looking for CASTONS, CUPITS, WEEKS, McNEESE and CURTIS Families living in this area early to mid 1900s. Any info on these families would be greatly appreciated.... Thank You.

 Fiona Harris Wed May 5, 1999
I wonder if someone could help me please. An ancestor of mine left England on a ship for America on 24 October 1853. His name was Richard PAYNE. The only information I have about him is his death, which is recorded on a gravestone in Baschurch, England. The information is: "Died 9 May 1876 at Houston Plantation, Tallulah Station, Madison Parish, Louisiana, USA". He possibly had two children. He would have been 46 when he died. I was wondering is it possible to find out any further information about him and his family in this area and maybe what happened to his family. Also what sort of work was there in this area (he came from a rural area). Thanks very much for your help.

 Bob Moore Wed May 12, 1999
Looking for the parents of Francis Bruton BRUCE b Mar 1827 in Catahoula Parish, LA. Does anyone have this name in your BRUCE line. Francis is my great grandfather. Help: Bob Moore

 Susan Hayden Mon May 17, 1999
Am interested in any information linking Bayou Macon to the Mason family (Sam MASON, River pirate, 1739Va-1803MS). According to a line in William Davis' new book on the Alamo (Three Roads to the Alamo), the Bayou got its name from the Mason gang, who lived there during 1802-3.


 Darla Featherston Wed June 9, 1999
Am trying to find any information on William H and Julia A FEATHERSTON. Lived in Madison Parish from around 1852 until around 1861.

 Martin Verhagen Mon June 21, 1999
I am looking for any information on " Glen Mary Plantation ", Madison Parish located about 7 to 9 miles northeast of Tallulah. My Grandparents and family were overseers on this property. They lived there from the 1920s to 1970s. Family name is Verhagen (Dutch name Ver Hage, immigrated from Holland 1925) My father, uncle and all my aunts finished school in Tallulah high school. Any help and information would be appreciated. Martin N. Verhagen

 Eric LeBlanc Wed Jun 30, 1999
I'm interested in any information about John LITTLETON. John was a black gospel singer; born in Tallulah, LA, and moved to Europe in the mid 50s (c. 1957) During his lifetime he recorded well over 80 albums (mostly gospel). His death on August 24/1998, in Reims, France has gone almost completely unnoticed. I am particularly interested in his birth date.

Daisy Griggs Wed July 14, 1999
I am looking for Deeds and Bills of Sale for Honore P. MORANCY in Milliken's Bend.  My great great grandfather, Virgil SMITH, and his wife Patsey JONES, and their children, Elsy, Hiram Jenkins, Nannie, and Ann Smith, lived near Milliken's Bend during slavery (1820-1865).  They also lived in Omega, near Delta at some time.

Jackie Townsend Thu July 15, 1999
Am trying to trace my Mothers side of the family back as far as I can go. She was the daughter of Allen E. HINDS from off Sharkey Road named after my Great Uncle Bob SHARKEY. Allen E. Hinds was the son of Dr. [?] Ben Frank Hinds [Hines] and Martha Sharkey from the old Locust Ridge Plantation I believe it was called back in the 1800's and early 1900's.

Karen R. Barnett Fri July 16, 1999
Looking for marriage records for William C. BARNETT and Louisa Ann RET. Married around 1845. Any help is appreciated.

Bill Skinner Thu August 26, 1999
I am writing in hope of uncovering knowledge of my grandparents, John Franklin SKINNER, who was born in 1870 and died in Tallulah in 1927, and grandmother, Corrine Jones Skinner who was born Dec. 26th or Dec 29th, 1898 and died in Tallulah in 1931 or 1932. My great grandfather was Jack Skinner who married Mary, my great grandmother. My father Will Skinner was born in Tallulah, July 7, 1919

Marjorie Yake Zepernick Sat August 28, 1999
I'm looking for the David KINNEAR family records of 1846--Madison Parish, La. I'm trying to fill in blanks in our genealogy. I'd appreciate any help.

John H. Reynolds Tue September 1, 1999
Seeking descendants of BERRY CHAPMAN ABERNATHY.  Known to be living in Tallulah, LA in 1958.  Wife's maiden surname - GAINES.  He and his wife are believed to have had two daughters, names unknown to me.  I believe him to have been a physician who worked at the Madison Parish Health Center. 
Submitted by  John H. Reynolds. 


John Hudson Tue September 21, 1999
I am seeking information on William Henry HUDSON, married to Lutisha (Lottie) Carraway. They had sons Henry, Herbert, Cornie, Joseph and a daughter Lottie. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Gardner Vaughn Tue September 28, 1999
I would like to hear from anyone who remembers Elmer & Marie VAUGHN who lived in Tallulah circa 1930-42 - Also my grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. D. R. HILL, about the same period.  I attended THS from 1937-42, the first 5 grades, and would be overwhelmed to hear from anyone in that time frame. 

Mary L. Wardlaw Thu November 4, 1999
I am seeking the burial sites for my great-grandparents John B KERLIN (died June 22, 1920) and Stella Graves Kerlin (died March 28, 1915).  Stella's death certificate lists M.H. Coltharp in Tallulah as undertaker and Tallulah as place of burial. I have not been able to obtain a death certificate for John.  Any information about these two would be appreciated.  Their daughter Mary Malinda Lewis was married to John Edward Lewis and lived in Tallulah at the time of Stella's death.

Julia Painter Thur December 30, 1999
Am looking for my great grand father's parents and anyone kin to him. His name is "John Samuel FOOTE", am trying to fine out when he was married to "Mary DRAUBAUGH" or DRAWBAUGH". Any thing you have on Foote would be appreciated.

Penny Daye Wed January 19, 2000
James Leondas ERWIN d. abt 1888-90.
Said to be buried near Delhi. Looking for any records

Linda Schregleman Sharp Thur March 30, 2000
Joseph Noland SCHREGLEMAN/Mary Alphonses Finley SCHREGLEMAN.
  Where did their parents go and then where did they and their 3 children go after leaving Milliken’s Bend? Thank you.

Darla Featherston Mon April 17, 2000
Looking for Julia A HOUSTON.
  Listed on 1850 census Madison Parish.

Sarah B. Brooks Mon May 15, 2000
Looking for information on the following Thomas' who lived in Madison Parish, LA, about 1902:

THOMAS, Nathaniel W., THOMAS, Rosa C., THOMAS, Lillie.

These were the children of Benjamin THOMAS (1814-1876) and his wife, Virginia of Vicksburg, MS and are buried with their parents there.  Benjamin THOMAS was a brother of the Union General, George Henry THOMAS (1816-1870). If anyone can help me locate descendants of the above THOMAS children, I would greatly appreciate the assistance!

Kimberly Lizana Draughn Thur June 1, 2000
I am trying to find information on the McCREADY family. My grandmother was Helen Marie McCready BOYD from Madison Parish. Her parents were John A and Uda Bell Hall McCready. If you have any information to this family please advise me. Thank You Kimberly Lizana Draughn.

Harrell Dean Duncan Mon June 12, 2000
Looking for the marriage of Frank BARBEE and Mary (?) his wife. They were living in Tallulah, LA on Sept. 20, 1917 when they had a child by the name of Myrtle. They may both be part or full-blooded Indian. I am hoping to get the maiden name of Mary.

Thomasene Muse Tue June 13, 2000
I'm researching the family of my great grandfather, John Peter GREEN. His mother's name was Mary Green; he had a brother named Albert and a sister. We estimate that he should have been born circa 1860's. Thomasene Muse, 7301 Stewart rd.#129 Galveston, Texas 77551. Ph.409-747-7918 409-747-4495

Julie Clayton  Wed July 7, 2000
I am seeking additional information on any of these people: David ADAIR, Madison County, LA 1840-1850, 1840 Madison LA census, page 123:  one male 20-29; one female 20-30.  Right next door is JohnAdair.   1850 Madison LA census p. 373:  Davie F. Adair, hunting, b LA 33; Susan, b MS 32, Isaac, b. LA 3, Caroline and Thomas, both b. LA, both four months old.

Jonathan ADAIR, Malinda O'NEAL ADAIR, Madison County, LA, 1840 Madison LA census, pg 123: 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10; 1 male 30-40; ? females under 5; ? females 5-10; ? females 15-20; 1 female 20-30 (? - writing is smudged).   There is also a mortality listing for Malinda Adair in 1850 Madison County.

David Parker Sat July 15, 2000
I am researching the GUSTINE family. Dr. Lemuel Gustine, veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, who attended General Sam Houston after he was wounded in the attack on the encampment of Mexican forces, under the command of General Santa Anna, at the San Jacinto River in the fight for Texan Independence in 1836. His name and that of some of his family appears on the 1850 census and he was residing in the Western District of MADISON PARISH. He died May 22, 1852. He was married to Sophia THOMPSON, his first wife, Jane McCREARY, having died in 1833 and buried in Natchez, MS. as was their eldest (and only) son, James M. GUSTINE whose name appears on the 1850 census and who died in October of that year. I am particularly interested in any information about where Dr. GUSTINE was interred following his death (his obituary is on page 2, section C 4 of the 5-23-1852 issue of the "Daily Picayune" newspaper which I do not have access to), the date of Sophia (THOMPSON) Gustine's death and where she is buried. Also, am interested in information on their children; Mary (d.1864) m. Cpt. Robert BUCKNER; Lemuel (jr)[d. 1901] m. Mary Ann Walters; Stephen Duncan m. Marie Louise Barnett in 1863; Samuel m. Carrie Clark in 1880; Ella Sophia m. W.B. Hamilton in 1874; and Sarah Blanc m. a Mr. Buckner of New Orleans (whether related to the aforementioned BUCKNER is unknown). If anyone is able to provide any further info on these persons and/or sources I can access by computer, I would appreciate it. Also, there is history of an elder son of Dr and Sophia GUSTINE named Robert who does not appear on the 1850 census and whom, I presume, probably died as a youth but would appreciate any confirmation of that.

Elaine Bennett Taylor Wed July 19, 2000
Looking for living families of Howard BUSBY, Betty BENNETT, Margaret Bennett Busby. All are of my family, some lived in Tallulah, some lived in smaller towns around Tallulah. Betty Bennett was married to a Wyatt she is no longer married to him, I have lost all contact with her, and would love very much to hear from her or some of her family. Thanks. Elaine Bennett Taylor and Chris Bennett, Jimmy Bennett Jr.

Bill Page Sun July 30, 2000
Seeking information on Absalom M. REESE who worked as an overseer in Madison Parish, probably from about 1855 to about 1862.  He is listed in the 1860 Madison Parish census on p.311; slave owners listed near him in that census include Frank Andrews, Pete Feenan, Jesse Hamilton, W. Jenkins, John Neely, John C. Turner, and Hosia Wilkinson.  Absalom most likely worked for one of these families.

Betty Williams Grubbs Sun August 6, 2000
I am seeking information on WILLIAM WILLIAMS, THOMAS E. WILLIAMS AND JAMES L. WILLIAMS. All were brothers who lived in Coleman, LA around 1890-1910. James was my grandfather. The brothers supposedly ran a sawmill.  I have postcard, dated 1911 from Coleman, LA, written by my grandmother, James's wife, Laura (Lara)? JONES. Coleman Plantation was mentioned and seeking information on this also. Any help appreciated.  James died after 1911, not sure of date, in Lee County, AR. There was a will.  Thank you.

Robert A. Long Thur Aug 17, 2000
Looking for any information on George M. LONG - b: Abt. 1855 in Boone Co., MO.  George migrated to Madison Parish, LA sometime after the WBTS.  He is recorded in the 1885-1890 tax lists as owning property in Delta.  His is presumed to have been married.  Any assistance would be most appreciated

Lisa White Thur Aug 17, 2000
Looking for information on Waverly LA, My g-g-grandfather, Fredrich REICHMAN died there in 1892 and my g-g-aunt, Anna E. SIGUR reportedly had a store there and died there in 1914 and is buried there. Would love to have her birth date.

Mary L. Jones Thur Aug 24, 2000
Looking for any one who knows of a plantation called "Bushy Lake" that was once owned by a Thomas A. HARRISON, who resided in Faunsdale (Marengo County) Alabama.  The plantation produced cotton, and was sold or the mortgage assumed by a Bank of New Orleans who then auctioned the place off, ca 1850-1858.  Dr. Harrison died in 1857 in Alabama.  The plantation was purchased at a Sheriff's sale. I would like to know how who to contact to obtain a copy of the deeds.  I understand they are at the Madison Parish Courthouse at Tallulah, LA.

Bob Williamson Sun Aug 27, 2000
I'm researching my grandfather's line, Mark VALENTINE. His grandfather, Mark Valentine Sr. and Jr. lived at Oasis Plantation before, during and after the Civil War. They are mentioned several times in Kate Stone's "Brokenburn" as their plantation home was near Brokenburn. I am trying to find records of the plantation, the Valentines, particularly post-war meanderings, relatives (a Philo Valentine lived in Vicksburg), etc. Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Dale Mon Sept 4, 2000
I am looking for the final resting place of Captain Joseph H. DALE, Co. I 15th La. Infantry CSA. He died at the charity hospital in New Orleans on Aug. 2, 1880. Family records say he was born in Richmond, we assume in Madison parish.  Joseph was from Concordia Parish. Thank you, Michael Dale

Elaine Tasker Tue Oct 11, 2000
On the 1885 Madison Parish Residence Tax Rolls, Celia Cobb is listed at HESPERIA Plantation. I would like to know if anyone knows what this is. This would be my 4th g-grandmother, down to LA from MS.
Thank you, Elaine

Anthony Loy Sat Oct 28, 2000
I'm conducting family research on the TELLES surname. The person that I am researching is Cass TELLES, born ca. 1832 in Mexico. His occupation was stated as Printer in the 1870 Ouachita Parish census and I believe that he was living in Madison parish between 1870-1879 and may have worked on one of the newspapers there as a Printer.

Emory Webre Mon Dec 4, 2000
Does anyone have information on a Pecan Grove (plantation) in Madison Parish in the 1830s and 1840s?

Bailey Francis Wed Dec 28, 2000
Looking for any information concerning the Madison Parish Civil War hospitals.

Debbie O'Quin Wed Feb 21, 2001
I am looking for Annie Mae WHITEHEAD CRAIN. She lived in Thomastown and was married to Alden Crain; known children are Helen, Ray, and Walter. Siblings known are Lillie and Fannie and Jessie James Whitehead who was killed at a young age. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I believe her father was Jimmy Whitehead.  

Penny Daye Fri Feb 23, 2001
R. C. CHISHOLM married Martha Taylor in Barbour Co. Al.. They had a daughter Suzan who was born 15 Feb. 1859 in Claiborne Parish. Any information about these folks would be appreciated.

Sue Grayson Sun Mar 25, 2001
I have a husband and wife Neill McEacharn and Mary Carrick who both died in 1834.  Was wondering if anyone knows of any epidemics or tragedies for that year that may have been the fate of these two people.

Sonya Snedecor Sun Mar 25, 2001
I would like to submit a query for the name STANBROUGH (Stanborough or Stanberry).  These are listed in the 18x0 censues.  My family is still living on Stanbrough land in Tallulah, but I would like to find a connection to the slave owner Stanbroughs.

Terry Deem-Reilly Fri Apr 20, 2001
I'm looking for information on the RILEY, CURRIE, and GILFOYLE (GILFOIL) families, all of whom have Madison/Carroll Parish connections.  My great-grandfather John Hamilton Riley married not just one but two Currie sisters; his mother was a Gilfoyle whose brother and nephew owned a plantation named "Monegahl" in either Madison or Carroll Parish.  (I was always told as a child that the Rileys lived in Tallulah.) According to a previous post here, one of the Currie sisters was named Leila Ada, which was also my grandmother Deem's given name; perhaps the original Leila was her aunt.  Any information on these families will be greatly appreciated!

Evy Graves Wed May 9, 2001
I am looking for as much information as possible on the GRAVES and TREZEVANT surnames. 

Mary Barrett Pritchett Fri May 18, 2001
Seeking information re John Columbus BARRETT who resided at Tendal in 1940. Died in 1941. Would like to know if he is buried in a Tendal Cemetery. Willing to share research data.

John F. Fitzwilliam Sat June 9, 2001
I am seeking information regarding Thomas FITZWILLIAM (and family) of Milliken’s Bend, Madison Parish, La.  He is listed in 1850 Census.  He was probably born around 1795 and died August 27, 1853.   He came from Wicklow, Ireland and arrived in New Orleans 1821.   In 1842 he had a house at 89 Julia Street, New Orleans.   His first wife was Anna Hemmings.   Second wife was Eliza Watson of St Louis County.  The family of his brother James Fitzwilliam apparently joined him at Millikens Bend.   Does anyone know of this
plantation or this family???    The son of James was also named Thomas L. Fitzwilliam  (born County Wexford Ireland 1833).  He had a stationary and printing business in New Orleans   (Camp Street).  He married Mary Louise Kimball  (of England) in 1862.   In August 1868 they traveled to Brooklyn NY to be the Godparents of James Louis Fitzwilliam  (my g-g-grandfather).   I am especially interested in the link between these two branches of the Fitzwilliam family.  I understand that other members of the Louisiana Fitzwilliams moved to Bastrop, Texas and St Louis.   I can be contacted at RESQ9065@AOL.COM.   Thanks, John F. Fitzwilliam, Bethpage, New Yor

Shomari McKinley Wed July 11, 2001
I'm looking for information on the HEATHMON or HEATHMAN family.  They lived in Tallulah. I'm quite sure we are related and I would love to share any information.

Katie Thomas Mon July 23, 2001
Any information about the ISLINGTON Plantation would be helpful with my family research. My father, Joe THOMAS, all of my mother's (Katie Bailey) sisters and brothers worked as sharecroppers for Benjamin Perry Folk and James Folk (Edmond Sevier).  I grew up on the plantation from 1945 to 1954.  Information prior to or just after slavery would help.

Carey Thompson Fri July 27, 2001
Please research the surname of THOMPSON.  The family lived on Thomastown Road east of town.  They worked on the Glen Mary Plantation from 1900 - 1951.  There were 2 brothers that started families in about 1915.  The brothers were Lafayatte (Lafayette) and John.

Charles Carpenter Sat July 28, 2001
About 1850-60 the CARPENTERS moved to Madison/Richland parishes. Carpenter’s Station was built about 1860 near what is now Dunn, LA. The children were: Charles T. Carpenter born 1841; William G. Carpenter born 1843; Horace D. Carpenter born 1847; Marshall N. Carpenter born 1850; Alice B. Carpenter born 1853. Any help would be appreciated.

Janet Dixon Sun August 26, 2001
I am looking for any information on the BATTE Family from Madison, La. 1850-1860 from the Quebec-Dallas area.  Thomas Batte, Allbert A. Batte, MAE Batte. They are also associated with the GOODRUM family - Dionysia Goodrum and son William J. Goodrum.  They later relocated to Richland Parish - Rayville, La.  Any leads and/or information would be greatly appreciated.

Andrella Morris Tue October 2, 2001
Looking for information for family members of Theophile Cagnolatti family who lived in Madison Parish around the late 1800's or early 1900's.

Ronald Bartlett Thur October 11, 2001
I am looking for any information concerning a family named BARTLETT, who owned land on the Backalum Plantation, north of Thomastown. My Great-Grandfather was named Adam Bartlett, (d 1930) and family oral tradition says that he bought 160 acres in Madison Parish around the 1900's.  The property was bordered by the Claibornes and the Greens. Also am trying to find if there is any link between our family name, and a John Bartlett, who received a Land Patent in Ouachita Parish (Later Madison) in 1843 for 161 Acres. A John Bartlett is mentioned in 1860 census as a Slave.

Latanglia Stewart SUN Jan 27, 2002

I  am seeking information of my great grandfather by the name of Albert Whitney, who lived in Tallulah on Hwy. 65.  He died in 1964-65. Had a wife named Louise (maiden name unknown).  He had nephew Frank Richardson and a sister named Nancy. Any that can help on my search please feel free to e-mail me at

Tina Banes Anweiler WED Feb. 13, 2002

Trying to find information on a Solomon BANES.  He was an early landowner in Madison Parish (7/01/1841).  Any information would be helpful.

Willard Tyler, Jr. THUR Mar. 21, 2002

I am researching the ancestors of my ggparents (B. F. DAUGHERITY and Olivia CHRISTIAN) who were married in Madison Parish march 3, 1885. I have a copy of the marriage license. They had only one child Lela b. February 5,1895.

Joe Sayers MON Mar. 25, 2002
Any information on a David SAYERS and wife Elizabeth PHILLIPS.  He is supposed to have died Aug. 8, 1846 in Madison Parish.

Irene Oakes SUN Apr 14, 2002
Would like any relatives of Joseph Augustus Kirby family to reply. They were in Madison Parish between 1928 & 1936. I was born there in 1933 and had a aunt that finished school there in 1936.  Also information on any Storey relatives that may still be in the area. They lived there at the same time the Kirbys did.

Sheila Dye Gonzales WED Apr 24, 2002
I am searching for information on: Cicero Lancaster & Martha Adcock. Any information would be very helpful.

Jayme Elliott TUE June 11, 2002
I am seeking information on my grandparents Ruth Lee (Thornhill) Surles and Howard Surles; and Edward Oscar Thornhill and Minnie Belle (Wilkerson) Thornhill Morris. Also, Ruth Lee (Thornhill) Surles Marcus married Howard D. Surles in the 1920's, they had five children, Velma, Maxine, Howard D. JR.(died as an infant), Howard Earl and Jimmy Wayne. Howard worked on the Jefferson Plantation at the time of his death. Ruth then married Joe Marcus, he died and she contracted TB in the 1930s, Ruth disappeared in 1938. I am seeking any information on them.

David Adams MON July 1, 2002
am requesting any information on Mr. and Mrs. Samuel SPARROW, they are listed in the tax roll sites in 1879 thru 1890, any information would be appreciated.  They are my great-great grand parents.  I was unable to locate their headstones in the Silver Cross Cemetery when I visited Tallulah today 6-30-02. My name is David Adams from Shreveport, La. My great-grandmother’s name is Sarah Lorena Sparrow Adams.

Sam Lenaeus TUE Jul 23, 2002
Looking for info about the Rev. Thomas Horace CLELAND.  He had a school in Delhi. (Rev. Cleland preached in Madison Parish in the 1870’s and performed many weddings. He died in 1878.)

Laveda C. Glover-McWillie SAT Aug 31, 2002
Ben SMITH born 1903 to Clara Bailey-Smith & Bob Smith in Athens, Claiborne parish. He married Daisy Lee Easter in 1938 in Homer, Louisiana ant they moved to Tallulah around 1945. Ben Smith died in 1983 in Tallulah but is buried at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Homer, La.

Susie Rone TUE Dec 24, 2002
Please provide any information with relevance to the RONE surname located in Madison Parish.

Ruth Nevels SAT Jan 11, 2003
Henry Ruffner MORRISON died in Delta (Madison Parish) in 1879.  Seeking exact date of death and place of burial.  Thanks.  Ruth in Mississippi

Jo Sargent Norris WED Feb 19, 2003
My father was James Howard SARGENT. I have records that my uncle Gerald, Uncle Marshall Perry, and my step grandmother, Linna Sargent are buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah. Does anyone know any of their history? I've been trying to find out, but can't find a lot of the birth records. I would sure love to know where my Uncle Milton Vernon Sargent went. He was a Baptist preacher. I was told. The last time I heard from him was not too long after my dad, James Howard Sargent, died in 1982, in Lake Charles, La.

Ray Christensen TUE May 13, 2003
I am
looking for ancestors of David J. CROW who lived in Madison parish from around 1840 to 1860. I believe his father was in Jefferson County, Mississippi.

Laveda Glover FRI May 16, 2003
Looking for the descendants of Ben & Katherine "Sook" ALBRIGHT. They lived in Tallulah from the late 1940s until their death. Ben & Sook were from Haynesville, Claiborne parish. Sook had a brother that lived in Tallulah; he was Ben Smith. I found Ben & Catherine, their children Pauline (Born 1917) and Ruth Albright (Born 1919) living in Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, on the 1930 census. I found on the Social Security Death Index that Ben Albright died December 1997 in Delhi, Richland Parish; I know Delhi is very close to Tallulah. I have no marriage certificate as to who Pauline or Ruth married. I don't know if Ben and Catherine had any more children. I have not received any death certificates of Ben & Catherine Albright.

Patsy Gibbs FRI June 27, 2003
Looking for Louisiana African American Landis (LANDERS) descendants and relatives from Mississippi.  My great grandparents were Lou and Louisa Landis, Westside Community, Claiborne, Mississippi.  My grand uncle Willie Landers visited relatives in Tallulah, Louisiana years ago.

Edward Winslow MON July 28, 2003
Trying to find any information on the ATEMAN family.

Mike Brown SAT August 23, 2003
Seeking information on the ancestors and descendants of William FOSTER (shown with wife Matilda) see 1880 census Madison Parish.

Carole Kallemeres TUE Nov 11, 2003
I am researching the surname NETTLES.  I noticed a L. A. Nettles buried in Silver Cross cemetery. I believe he was the husband of my father's sister (Teresa Johnson Nettles). I also noticed a Teresa J. Nettles buried there with the same birthday as my aunt.  I would like to get in contact with anyone who might have additional information.  Thanks, Carole

Kate Martinson FRI Nov 28, 2003
Searching for any information on Fleming RUMSBY, listed in the 1880 census for 3rd Ward, Madison, LA as a 20 year-old black field laborer in the household of Chanty (Charles? Charity?) TOLLIVER.  Born in Mississippi. Any clues gratefully received.

Mary Lauterbach FRI Nov 28, 2003
I am trying to find out more information regarding the plantation home of ancestors Charles Devereaux DUNLAP (1830-1855) and wife Sarah Virginia Ragland (1832-1922).  The plantation (called Tuscumbia) was reportedly established by Charles' father Hugh White Dunlap (1798-1849) and has been described as 27 miles from Vicksburg and on the opposite bank of the Mississippi in Madison Parish, LA. Any information on the family or family home would be greatly appreciated.

Russ Hebert TUE Apr 13, 2004
I'm looking for information on N. KAHN, who was a retail merchant in the Parish in the 1880 census (4th Ward) and lived with his brother, H. Kahn. Kahn is NOT in my family line (Dorris/White, Hébert/Jeansonne), BUT shows up as of interest in the following ways:

1. In 1899 an "N. Kahn" signed a bond for the groom and witnessed the marriage license for the wedding of my grandparents (Will Dorris and Mary J. (White) Dorris) in May of 1899 in Ouachita Parish.

2. In July 1900 he witnessed the marriage license of Robert Dorris and Addie Kahn, which was also witnessed by my grandfather, also in Ouachita Parish.

My theory is that N. Kahn may have been the father of Addie (Kahn) Dorris.  Though he was still single in 1880, Addie was only 15 at her wedding in 1900, so N. Kahn could have married after 1880 and had a daughter in 1884/1885.
Any information on N. Kahn and/or brother H. Kahn and their families in Madison Parish would be appreciated.

Geri Lagrande FRI Aug 20, 2004
am looking for information regarding my grandmother.  She may have been on a plantation of Stanton Bettis family.  Stanton had a biracial son born to Georgia THOMPSON, on May 1, 1870.  My father was biracial and they were not married of course at that time.  His name was William Bruckner Bettis.  I have information on Stanton Bettis, but I can't find anything concerning Georgia. She died after giving birth soon after.  My father died May 4, 1964.  They were all in Madison Parish, Tallulah, La.

Judith Weeks Ancell TUE Sep 14, 2004
Judith Ancell is seeking information on Humphrey Marshall WALKER, known by his friends as “H. M.”  Mr. Walker died in Tallulah at age 53 on November 6, 1940. He apparently worked for the USDA Experiment Lab in Tallulah and was known nation-wide as a breeder of fine hunting dogs as well as for his work in the field of agriculture. For more information see his obituary.

Humphrey Marshall Walker was a son of Humphrey Robinson Walker and Melinda Dawson Walker of Howard Co., MO.  He was married first to Rhoda Albina Crews on Jun 8, 1910 in Columbia, Boone Co., MO. They had one daughter Linda Elizabeth Walker, born August 10, 1917 in Columbia, Boone Co., MO.  Mr. Walker’s second wife was Nona Landers of Melbourne, AR whom he married on Jun 8, 1930. They had no children. Judith requests that anyone who knew the Walkers contact her at the above email address.

Gwendolyn Tucker Meshell FRI Dec 31, 2004
Please help me contact my family. I am the daughter of Roger D. TUCKER, SR. and Laura (Carter) Tucker. My father is buried in the Silver Cross Cemetery outside of Tallulah, LA. He is not on the cemetery list; this is probably because he doesn't have a headstone. To the best of my knowledge there is only a metal plate.  He was born June 19, 1949 and died October 1980.  His mother was Earlene Tucker.  She is also buried in Silver Cross Cemetery, but she is listed.  I do not know his father's name. I do not know any of my paternal family. I have spoken to my uncle Ray in the past.  He lives in St. Joseph.  I also have an Uncle Bruce Tucker, Gary Tucker, and an Aunt Helen (last name unknown).  I know all but Ray live somewhere in Mississippi.  I would very much like to locate them.  I also have an older half sister (my father's oldest child).  Her name is Tracy.  Her mother is a nurse and was later married to a man with the last name Sargent.  Tracy has a half-brother named Timothy Sargent.  I also know that I should have several cousins in or around Tallulah.

Margaret Miller MON March 14, 2005
Can someone help me with information re Abner WILKINSON? He was the son of John and Elizabeth XXX Wilkinson, and probably was born in York Co., PA, date not known. He witnessed his father's signature to a deed in Hamilton Co., Ohio in 1797. He died in Madison Parish, LA on 2 Oct. 1839. During his years in Madison Parish, he served as a Justice of Peace and owned lot No. 1 on Roundway Bayou. With his wife, Syble XXX whom he married in Mississippi, he had the following issue:
1. Eliza who had a daughter, Wilhelmina L. Stewart
2. Abigail m James L. Crandell
James W. m Rebecca Hammonds.
Was Abner in the State of North Carolina before making his move into Louisiana?

Sandra Frank SAT April 3, 2005
According to the 1850 Census, Duncan McPHERSON, b1805 in NC, resided with a John McPherson, 3 young men, possibly his sons named William Wesley, James and Alexander. The reason I think they were brothers is that the youngest ended up in William Wesley McPhersons home in 1870 % 1880.
John was marked on the census as idiotic. Duncan was in Madison Parish in the 1850 Census, but was in Hinds CO, MS in the 1840 one. It showed children the correct ages and another man (John?) and a woman who was a housewife. He moved to Madison Parish, (About 50 miles away) between 1840 and 1850. Possibly there are some land records since the census shows him having real property worth $1600.00.
Is there any mention of this man anywhere in your records? I don't know what religion he was but the rest of the family ended up Methodist.
Where would I look for and obituary for a McPherson Woman between 1840 and 1850? The youngest child was born in LA.

Allen Waldrup SUN January 29, 2006
I am interested in sharing information regarding my family---Joshua WALDRUP was born abt. 1840, He was my great grandfather. I am also interested in researching JVB Waldrup---he was a minister in south Arkansas (Ashley County) in the late 1800. His wife was from this area. Thanks---Allen

Stacey Brown MON November 20, 2006
My sister and I are in search of our relatives on our father’s side. His grandparents were IDA (Douglas?) and ROBERT REED. The couple had eleven children.  Ida could have been born 1885 and Robert in 1882.  The children's names are Grace Reed, Rosa Reed, Estella Reed, David Curtis Reed, Robert Reed Jr, Willie Reed, Cornelius Reed, Andrew Reed, D.C. Reed, James Reed and Robert Jungie Reed.  I have an affidavit of birth for David Curtis Reed (barely legible) stating Madison Parish Louisiana as place of birth. My grandmother, Estella, was born in Tallulah as was her sister Grace. We are assuming that the rest of the children were also born in Tallulah.  I also have a building permit for dwelling on McCall Street in Tallulah that was issued to David Reed (deceased) dated November 16, 1942. Any help in tying the loose ends would be greatly appreciated.  For the record...all children listed above are now deceased, the last one, Grace, dying in 2000. Anyone with information about the REED family can contact me through email at or

Carolyn Green TUE May 29, 2007
I'm looking for any information about W.T. Doggett/Doggatt (1818-1870) and wife Amelia Rundell Doggett/Doggatt (1820-1900).  I have info that they lived in Madison Parish but not much else and nothing about where they are buried.  The rootsweb site doesn't seem to have much info on cemeteries; or it is VERY possible I am just not looking in the right place!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A J Stewart  MON May 5, 2008

Seeking information about Elizabeth HOWELL and her son, William Howell, listed on the Madison Parish, LA 1850 census.

Cheryl Bearden  TUE May 6, 2008

Seeking information about the UTZ family. Gabriel Utz of Madison County, Virginia came to Port Gibson, Mississippi as a young man to become an overseer for a Mr. Humphreys of Claiborne County, Mississippi.  They may have been related, as Gabriel Utzs' fathers given name was Humphrey.  After some years in Mr. Humphreys' employ, Gabriel Utz began to "purchase' slaves and land for his own purposes.  He settled in Madison Parish, LA and named his plantation "Nebraska".  I am not sure if this was the name of his home, too, but the plantation landing was situated on the west side of the Mississippi River, approximately located at the 500 mile mark from the mouth of the river, and almost directly lined up with the mouth of the Yazoo River...a sweet piece of real estate indeed.  I have two articles to support my claim, one being a brief biography printed about his son, William Humphrey Utz, in 1892 stating that the name of the plantation was Nebraska.  I then went to the Library of Congress, American Memory database to look at the "ribbon map" of the Mississippi River.  This map was printed around 1860...give or take... and lists all (or most) of the plantations from the mouth to the source of the river.  Nebraska is listed on this map at the coordinates previously given.  Now I will list some more family info.

Gabriel Utz, b. 18 JAN 1813, Madison County, Virginia, d. 1884 Madison Parish, Louisiana

married DEC 1857, Carroll County, Louisiana, to Martha Proctor Abbe, b. 1839, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, d. sometime between 1900 &1910 in Madison Parish, Louisiana.

They had four children, three born in Madison Parish, LA and one born in Texas.  They are:

1. Gabriel Lyman Utz, b. MAY 1859, d. 1861 Madison Parish, LA

2. William Humphrey Utz, b. JUL 1861, d. between 1894 &1900, Madison Parish, LA

3. Martha Belle Utz, b. Texas, 1863, d. Starkville, Oktibbeha, MS 1918

4. Anna Viola Utz, b. 1868, d. 1951

William Humphrey Utz was married twice.  First to Priscilla Shelby Jefferies on 27 JUL 1881, (b. 1856 in Claiborne County, MS. d. sometime after 1920 & before 1930).  They had three children, one died at birth, their two surviving children were:

1. Gabriel Crisler Utz, b. 1882 Madison Parish, LA. d. before 1930 in Starkville, MS.

2. Martha Jefferies Utz b. 1885 Madison Parish, LA, d. 1920 Pattison, Claiborne, MS.

William Humphrey Utz also married Colombia A. Sevier (b. 1870, Port Gibson, Claiborne, MS, d. 1942) in 1891 or 1892.  They had one child:

Merrick Andrew Utz, b. AUG 1893, Madison Parish, LA, d. 1900 Vicksburg, Warren, MS.


Columbia A. Sevier was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Sevier and Columbia A. Dobyns of Port Gibson, MS.  Also, I should mention that William Humphrey Utz is called Willard Humphrey Utz in the bio I read.  I'm not sure why, but he seems to have gone by that name from there on...maybe because he was divorced?  However he is listed in the 1870, 1880 census reports as William.  Now the lineage and I'll make it quick...My husband, William Meredith Bearden, is the grandchild of Martha Jefferies Utz and Norman Cooper Bearde

Dan Horton SAT August 16, 2008

Looking for obits for PIERSON sister and brothers. Florence died 28 Jul 1948 Tallulah; brothers William H died 27 Dec 1933, Tallulah and Percy died 1925, Tallulah; all are buried in Silver Cross Cemetery.

Shirley Hartley Sun February 1, 2009

Searching for any info on Onis Hill's maiden name or the correct spelling of her first name. A. H. and Onis Hill are both on the 1930 US Federal Census for Madison Parish but not before or after. They are buried in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah. Thanks for any help!

Jack Glasscock Mon March 2, 2009

What happened to Mary Donley Glasscock, wife of Charnal Henry Glasscock, Jr.? They were listed in the 1860 census for Warsaw Post Office, Madison Parish, LA, 6 August, S-32, P-311, 291/289.

William Thompson Fri May 21, 2009

I am seeking information on relatives of Preston Thompson from the Glenmary, Backalum, and Hermoine Plantations area of Thomastown Road.  Preston was born about 1879 and may have been the son of Lafayette Thompson and Virginia Bloodsaw.  He was initially found during Madison Parish 1880 census at census location 238 435 with Caroline Lyles (age 5) and Mann Wilson (age 8).  He may have relatives in Nevada and California. Thanks for any help!

Ashleigh Williamson Thu July 2, 2009
My name is Ashleigh Williamson and I'm trying to trace back my family history and I'm having a hard time finding information about my grandmother.  Her name is Jimmie Bernice Williamson.  Her maiden name was Marshall. She was born Feb. 4, 1943 and died June 6, 1973.  She married my grandfather, Joe E. Williamson and they lived in Tallulah, LA on Louisiana St.  They had 2 kids: Danny T. Williamson (oldest and my father) and Michael E. Williamson.  She also had a miscarriage with twins between Danny and Michael.  Jimmie also had a sister named Ann Marshall.  Her married name is now Ann Barber.  Jimmie may have had other siblings but I’m not sure.  Do you happen to have any records or information about her or her family?

Lindsey Brandly Thu January 14, 2010

I am seeking information on the Brandly family of Louisiana and Madison Parish. Any information will be greatly appreciated!

Kristy Boog-Scott Wed July 21, 2010

I am looking for information on the SIMS family that settled in Madison Parish sometime around 1847.  BENJAMIN L. SIMS was a landowner and is listed in the 1850 and 1860 census.  His mother, NANCY L. SIMS is listed also in the 1850 and 1860 Census.  Looking for any and all info on them and the rest of the family.


William R. D'Armond Tue March 8, 2011
I am trying to find information about my great-great-grandparents, Leo TARLTON and Gabriella Augusta Hawkins TARLTON, who were cotton planters in Madison Parish in about 1850.  Thank you.


Randy Land Thur Mar 1, 2012

I am looking for anyone who may have known my great grandfather JOSEPH JONES, the father of EDWARD JONES (my grandfather) and MYRTLE JONES (Edward's half sister) of MOUND. Joseph Jones was born in 1890. A death certificate for a Joseph Jones born in 1890 in the area died December 1942 in or around Thomas Town, which was also listed as his place of birth. The informant on the certificate was listed as his wife SARAH JONES, and his parents were listed as NATHAN JONES and MINERVA GREEN. According to the 1920 census Joseph was married to Myrtle's mother LULA JONES. I'm hoping to locate relatives of Joseph Jones or anyone who remembers him.


Edward's mother was LUCY LUBERTA ELLSWORTH. Her parents were ELMER and MINERVA ELLSWORTH who moved to Mound sometime between 1903 and 1910. They raised their children (Luberta, CHARITY, MARY BERTHA, AMELIA, HATTIE, ELMER JR and SAMUEL) in Mound until sometime between 1920 and 1930 when they relocated to Bolivar County, MS. I'm hoping to locate someone who remembers the family and can tell me anything about them.

Walter Hundley Fri Sep 7, 2012
Looking for any information my great grandparents, James Edward JAGERS and Fanny May LOWE JAGERS (born July 24, 1862 in Rocky Springs, MS) and their descendants. Fanny May and James Edward were married in Tallulah on December 10, 1875.

Eva BERRY Gwyn Fri Feb 12, 2016
My name is Eva BERRY Gwyn and I was born and reared in NC and am now retired in Wake Forest, NC. I am so excited because I have found that my great grandfather's brother, Cicero BERRY, lived a long time and established roots in Madison Parish, Tallulah.  He died on 4-24-1929 in Tallulah and was buried in Mansford. I am very interested in finding out more about my relatives who lived in Mansford, and Tallulah.

Marvin Bowman Mon Feb 22, 2016
I am looking for information on a man who may be the father of my uncle.  His name was Dennis WASHINGTON and he had a wife that went by the name of either Corrine or Vivian.  He was in Madison Parish around the years 1947- 1948 with his wife. They both are described as going hunting in the woods and fishing together: that's right the wife would hunt with him.  Dennis was not from Madison Parish, LA and didn't stay there. Eventually he left Madison Parish. They referred to him by the name ”shorty". If anyone has any information on him please feel free to contact me at 773 620-6532 or

Dana Wilson Wed Nov 8, 2017

Hi I am searching for any info on Wilson Surname. Lonnie Wilson, James W Wilson, Wesley Wilson. Also Williams- Lonnie Williams. 

Thank you, 

Dana Wilson  970-778-0681

Mary Jan Treadwell Darouse Tue Jul 29, 2019
My name is Mary Jan Treadwell and I lived briefly in Tallulah during the 70s.  I now live in Mississippi and in my research into family history, I have surprisingly discovered deep roots in Madison Parish.  My great great great grandmother was Virginia Frances Morris CAVILEER.  Her parents were EW and Minerva Morris who apparently owned a great deal of land near Willow Bayou (?).  Their plantation was called Bending Willow and is referenced several times in Kate Stone's Brokenburn.  Minerva and EW MORRIS were originally from Vicksburg but bought land in Madison Parish in the 1840s.  Minerva was a widow by 1860 and she had 4 daughters and 2 sons. Virginia Morris married Edmund Cavileer in Madison Parish in 1852 and they had two children (Addie and Edmund Joel) before he died in 1855.

I am wondering if anyone in Tallulah would know anything about the above named persons or places.  Thank you for your time and attention. 
601-657-0229; 6572 MS Highway 569 N; Smithdale, MS 39664

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