I was cleaning out files as usual for the repository and I came across so many pictures and other documents that I had forgotten about on the Bush family history. My maternal great- grandmother Emma Mead Harrell was the step daughter of Tony Bush. Emma was a mulatto woman who was born in 1864 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. I often wondered how she and my great- grandfather Alexander Harrell met. Her parents were John and Emily Mead.
I found a "Warranty Deed" dated December 6, 1923 in book 99 page 290 of the clerk records. Tony Bush of lawful age, married twice first to Mamie Temple, who was deceased, secondly to Pearly Clark who was living the time. His children Alice Bush married twice first to John Dorman, who was dead, second to Amos Perry who was also dead, Hannah Leonard married to Arthur Leonard, who was living, Emma Harrell married to Alex Harrell, who was deceased. All of them were residents of the Parish of Tangipahoa, and Peter S. Bush of lawful age, married twice first to Ida Butler, divorced second to Olevia Hicks who is living and residing, a resident of the City of New Orleans.
A certain tract of land known as the homestead place of our mother Emily Bush, deceased in the town of Amite City, Louisiana and is full described in the survey made by T.A. Tycer, Parish Surveyor of copy of which is hereto attached and made part of this deed, and thy take and accept as follow, to-wit.
|Warranty Deed by Tony Bush, 1923|
Tony Bush, Lot Five (5) as shown on said plat of survey
Alice Bush, Lot one (1) as shown on said plat of survey
Maggie Perry, Lot (3) as shown on said plat of survey
Hannah Leonard, Lot (4) as shown on said plat of survey
Emma Harrell, Lot (6) as shown on said plat of survey
Peter S. Bush, Lot (2) as shown on said plat of survey