Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trade of Slave Jeremiah in St. Helena Parish by Jane Holiday

St. Helena Parish, Conveyance Records:  Reddy to Fletcher
Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Jane Holiday, Sep 2007


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St. Helena Parish
Conveyance Records
Book F Page 69 & 70

The State of Louisiana Parish of St. Helena}  Be it remembered that on this 
the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty eight.  Before me Samuel Leonard Parish Judge and Ex officio notary 
public in and for the Parish and State of aforesaid personally appeared 
William Fletcher of said Parish who produced the following instruments of 
writing requesting the same to be admitted of record in the words and figures 
following to wit- State of Louisiana Parish of St. Helena} Know all men by 
these presents that I Anny Reddy of the State and Parish aforesaid do hereby 
bargain, sell and deliver and by these presents have bargained sold and 
delivered unto William Fletcher of said state and Parish all my right title 
interests and claim to a negro boy named Jeremiah for and in consideration of 
the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand paid.  And by these presents do 
warrant and defend the same against all persons whomsoever unto the said 
William Fletcher his heirs executors and assigns.  To have and to hold in ?an 
unto his heirs administrators and assigns forever August the 8th 1833.  Anny 
her x mark Roddy attest Goodeman Davis, L. B. Draughon- The State of 
Louisiana Parish of St. Helena personally affirmed L. B. Draughon of said 
Parish who after having been sworn according to law defends and says that he 
was an attesting witness to the foregoing instrument of writing that he was 
present and saw Goodemann Davis sign and another witnesses and was likewise 
present and saw Amy Roddy make ordinary mark as principle, L. B. Draughon.  
Sworn & Subscribed to before me this to before me this 8th June A.D. 1838. 
Samuel Leonard P.J.

Be it remembered that having carefully compared the foregoing instruments of 
writing with the ? ? I find it to agree in all respects and declare the same 
duly recorded the day and date first above written. Samuel Leonard P.J.

Fajoni-Lanier Photograph Collection

Fajoni-Lanier photography studio was located in Amite, Louisiana. He took photographs of Whites, African Americans, Italians, and Hungarians in Tangipahoa Parish. I looked in his collection and found these great photographs. I thought I would share with the readers of this blog.





The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Special Collections

The Center for Southeast Studies
Genealogist Antoinette Harrell and Doris Lloyd
One of my favorite places to research is the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies in Hammond, Louisiana. My passion for genealogy goes beyond the scope of my own personal history. It's important to preserve and document the history of the communities.

The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies preserves and promotes the history and promote the history and the cultures of Louisiana's Florida Parishes, Southwestern Mississippi, and surrounding area through scholarly research, lectures and publishing. If you are conducting genealogy research, "you may want to visit the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies. You never know what  you may find that can help you with your genealogy research.


The Fajoni-Lanier Collection
The Center for Southeast Studies
I interviewed Dr. Samuel Hyde today and as always it is a pleasure to talk with him. We talked about so many topics as it relates to the Florida Parishes. My best friend Doris Lloyd  and my colleague Walter C. Black, Sr., went with me and we look through the Piney Wood and Fajoni-Lanier Photograph Collections. Although most of the photographs didn't have names on them it was good to look at the photographs of people who once lived in Tangipahoa Parish. The Fajoni-Lanier collection is mostly about the local  people. Looking at their faces, the clothes they wore,  and the images behind them say something about the photograph. The Harrell, Richardson, Gordon and Vining Family was fortunate to have a lot of old photographs of our relatives and ancestors.

I'm so happy to see that the collections was donated for preservation and not thrown away in the trash. Quite often this is what can happen when someone dies and family members go through their personal belonging. We must remember that we're throwing away our history.  Making the decision to donate your collections is preserving your history and the history of the community you live in.

I value old photographs and enjoy preserving them. Through the study of genealogy many people who live in St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parish has shared many of their photographs with me. With today technology its so easy to share with other family members and friends. Social media has allowed us to share precious memories, events and photographs of family members and friends instantly.

If you would like to donate your family collection and don't know where to start. Please contact "Nurturing Our Roots" for more information on how to preserve your family history.

 One of the main reasons that I preserve and donate my family history, photographs is because I want to preserve the family history and educate others in my family. I find it to be very important for my family and many of my family members appreciate it. Especially the younger people who want to know more about their family history. You can email me at afrigenah@yahoo.com.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bush & Temple Cemetery in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

BUSH & TEMPLE CEMETERY, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Recorded and Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Antoinette Harrell-Miller, May, 2001

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BUSH & TEMPLE CEMETERY
Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA

1. Amanda Bush Boykins
    Born: April 26, 1941
    Died:  Nov 14, 1993

2. Kedra Lama Burton
    Born: June 6, 1971
    Died: July 6, 1980
    Son of Elzy & Juanita Bush Burton

3. Helen Bush
    Born: July 24, 1926
    Died : 2000

4. Supt: Willie Lee
     Born: Feb 23, 1911
     Died:  April 24, 1980

5. Deacon Toney Bush, Jr
     Born: Jan 8, 1895
     Died:  Dec 5, 1972

6. Mother Mamie J. Bush
     Born: August 27, 1903
     Died:  July 2, 1971

7. John Ellis Bush
    Louisiana
    TN.US Navy
     World War II
     Born: April 18, 1925
     Died: March 3, 1963

8. Peter Bush
    Born: Oct 2, 1890
    Died: July 30, 1965

9. J. Granderson
     Born: July 8, 1900
     Died: Dec 9, 1988

10. Ameila Temple
      Wife of Charlie William
      Born: 1887
      Died:  May 27, 1924

11. Rev. Charlie William, Jr
      B. 1903
      D. 1982

12. John Temple
      B. April 15, 1874
      D. June 15, 1959

13. C.B. Temple
      

14. Mrs. Aline Temple
      B. June 6, 1903
      D. June 26, 1990
           Age 87

15. In Memory of 
      Bernard Temple'
      B. Sept 16, 1941
      D. Dec 13, 1962

16. Stanley Temple, Sr.
      B. 1907
      D. January 8, 1966

17. Shirley Temple Toney
     B. Sept 6, 1935
     D. Feb 11, 1981

18. Coreen Bush
      B. July 29, 1929
      D. May 14, 94
       Age 65

19. Linell Bush
      B. March 23, 1940
      D. January 20, 1996

20. Delores Bush McCormick
      B. 1943
      D. 1975

21. Victoria Bush Hayes
      B. June 14, 1939
      D. Nov 3, 1967

22. Vallera Bush
      B. Jan 19, 1907
      D. Dec 20, 1995

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ponchatoula, Louisiana First Black Mayor

Rev. Arthur Tasker, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Sandra McLellan, Jan. 2006
Special thanks to Jim Perrin for donating it to the archives.


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REV. ARTHUR TASKER

PONCHATOULA'S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAYOR

BY JIM PERRIN, Local Historian

Four years of bitter fighting during the War Between the States ended in 1865 with the defeat of the southern Confederacy and the subsequent emancipation of former slaves now called "Freedmen."  The years following the end of the war were difficult ones for Southerners.  A new relationship between the Freedman and the 
more numerous white population had to be established during a period of economic 
distress, military occupation, and turbulent political upheavals.

Fortunately for Ponchatoula men of good judgment and character came forward to make 
this period of transition less traumatic than in many other areas of the Deep South. 
The most prominent of Ponchatoula's Freedmen during the Reconstruction period was 
Rev. Arthur Tasker.

Arthur Tasker was born ca. 1829-1835 in Virginia or Maryland.  Prior to the War 
Between the States, he was a slave of the Widow McCarroll and lived about three 
miles from Ponchatoula.  As a slave he was hired out and worked for different 
people including frequently working for William Akers, who lived at the edge of the 
new town of Ponchatoula.  With the defeat of the Confederacy, Tasker and the other 
slaves were now freemen, although they entered their new life of freedom with 
little or no education and possessed of no property to call their own.

Freedom also meant freedom of religion, and Tasker began to preach the Gospel to 
the freedmen in and around Ponchatoula.  Under his leadership like minded 
Christians held services and organized a church on 12 October 1867.  Tasker's 
congregation was part of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Zion.

As Rev. Tasker's church family slowly grew in size so did his personal family.  He 
had married Sarah ________ (b. ca. 1840 in Virginia) perhaps during the war as 
their oldest child Mary was born about 1863.  The 1870 lists their other children 
as David, age 5, Clinton, age 2, and little Harriet, who was born in Jan. 1870.  By 
1880, Arthur and Sarah Tasker had been blessed with the addition of three more 
girls.

Sometime after the war Rev. Tasker and his congregation built a small church, that 
was also used as a school on the public square that is now called Kiwanis Park.  
The church was already in existence there in August 1873, when Rev. Tasker and his 
church members petitioned for and received permission from the town leaders to 
purchase half the public square for $25.  A Ponchatoula council meeting two months 
later in Oct. 1873 confirmed that the town had some years previously donated the 
square for the use of the church; and a church building, school, and cemetery were 
then present.  The papers donating the square were said to be lost by Oct. 1873 so 
the exact date of the donation of the square to the church is uncertain.

In September 1873, Rev. Tasker became mayor of Ponchatoula succeeding Eldred J. 
White, Sr.  He served as mayor for the rest of 1873 and through the spring of 1874, 
and probably even longer.  There is a gap of about three years in the town's minute 
books from May 1874 until June 1877, so it is not known who was mayor during this 
period.  Reconstruction formally ended in Louisiana in the spring of 1877 as 
Federal troops were withdrawn from the state.  William Akers was the mayor of 
Ponchatoula in June 1877 when the extant town records resumed and Rev. Tasker was 
serving on the town council.  Rev. Tasker resigned from the council at the 
beginning of 1878.

When the census was conducted in 1880, Rev. Tasker, Sarah, and the family were 
living in Ponchatoula.  Parish land records indicate that Rev. Tasker's family 
lived just north of Pine Street near Duncan's Branch which is west of the present 
Gabriel's store site.  Included on the 1880 census report with the family was their 
son William Clinton Tasker, and daughters Levina, Amma, Lois, and Augusta.  William 
Clinton Tasker continued in his father's footsteps, serving on the Ponchatoula town 
council in 1888, and also being a leader of his church.  Clinton was one of nine 
trustees of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Zion, in Ponchatoula who 
negotiated the purchase of a square block of land in town for the establishment of 
a new and enlarged church in 1895.  Clinton Tasker married about 1888 to Martha 
______, and started his own family.  They moved to New Orleans by 1900, and among 
their four children at that time was their first born son, appropriately named 
Arthur Tasker.

It is not known if Rev. Arthur Tasker lived to see the birth of his grandson and 
namesake in April 1889.  Rev. Tasker was alive in August 1887 when he assisted his 
wife in the sale of some property in Ponchatoula, but his exact death date is not 
known to this writer.  At his death, Rev. Tasker was buried in the cemetery next to 
the church he had founded in the square. 

Rev. Arthur Tasker, a man whose faith led his congregation through difficult times, 
and advanced the goal of having a united Ponchatoula, is today memorized by a 
marker near his grave site in the park, the naming of a playground for him, and 
most importantly a living memorial in the Tasker Chapel Memorial Church which 
carries forth his good works.

Anyone with comments, questions, or additional information about Ponchatoula's 
rich heritage may call Jim Perrin at 386-4476.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why Write Your Own Obituary?

Doris Lloyd looking at obituary collection
Center for Southeast Louisiana
I think this is something that most people really don't want to do. The question is, why not write your own obituary? I think most people become terrified at the thought of death. Facing our own death can be a thought that most of us would like to avoid. "The truth is all of us will die and that is something that we can't avoid." You know exactly what you want said and it will help your family members who are in distress by writing your own obituary.

Losing a family member, relative, friend can be emotional time and the personal who is making the arrangements thoughts can be somewhat cloudy. Your family members are under a lot of stress at the loss and will be overwhelmed with your final arrangement. Writing your own obituary can help reduce some of the stress.

For people who are very organized this is part of their files. I know one person whom wrote their own obituary. "Mrs. Alma Harrison Vernon," when she passed away her daughter honored her mother's wishes and used the  obituary that her mother had written. Jim Rebhorn wrote his own obituary, he wrote in the third person, he explains how each one of his family members loved him.

You should leave your obituary with your insurance policy so that it can easily be found. Often times the person who are writing your obituary may leave out facts and things that you want people to know and remember about you.

Writing your obituary you get to chose what you want said, who you want as the pallbearers and
Celebration of Life
Mary J. Daniels
honorary pallbearers, who you want to handle your services, etc. You also get to talk about the life events that were a part of your life. You will be surprised how many family members who may not know things that their decease relative accomplishments or what they were involved in. They may not know their friends are family members who were dear to them.

Whatever I can do to make it easier on my love ones at the time of my death is what I want to do. It is also a way of taking charge of your own life story. After all it is your life story and you should tell it. Think about it "What would the person who is writing your obituary say?" They can't possibly know more than you. Besides if there is a wish that you want to see carried out write it in your obituary.

If there are any special instructions for your services put it in your files with your obituary and make sure you talk with the person(s) who will be charged of your arrangement and a person who you know will follow your instructions.

Something funny I want to share, "I was talking with my friends and I told them not to dress me in
one of those suits that many ladies wear to church," make sure I have my African attire on. I told them that I would tickle their toes every night if they didn't honor my wishes. My two sons know to make my homegoing celebration the way I lived. African drumming is what I want and certainly let the people who really know me deliver my eulogy, after all those who were around me know me best.

In lieu of flowers, donate the money to a charitable organization of my choice " Gathering of Hearts," because so many people are in need and I can't see the sense of spending money on flower that will die. Providing for those in need is where I want the money to be spent.

Wow, I'm leaving instructions in this blog. Its beautiful when you can face the day that most people are afraid of. Of course I want to live a long but healthy life like everyone else. But let's face it each of must face that day. More people are writing their own obituary. So get started on writing your own obituary and place it in our files.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lazard Church of God In Christ Cemetery

Lazard Church of God In Christ Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
Recorded and Submitted by Antoinette Harrell-Miller, DA-Miller@webtv.net

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Lazard Church of God In Christ Cemetery
Montpelier, St. Helena Parish, LA

1. Mother Mariah William 
    Wife of Bishop S. Lazard
    Born:  June 3 , 1883
    Died:  Jan 18, 1960 

2.  Bishop S. Lazard
     The State of Louisisana
      1885- 1967

3. Elder Ellis Pope. Sr.
    Born: April 6, 1901
    Died: Feburary 11, 1960

4. Ella Huff Pope Wright
    Born: Sept 15, 1913
    Died: Sept 21, 1974

5. Tabitha Crier
     Born: June 6, 1889
     Died: March 19, 1963

6.  Deacon John B. Perkins
     1905-1978

7. Willie Martin
    Loving son of Charlie & Sophia Martin
    Husband of Minnie Chaney Martin
    Born: May 7, 1883
    Died: Feb 19, 1971

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Gordon Richardson Temple of Deliverance GOGIC Cemetery

Gordon Chapel Church of God In Christ Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Recorded and Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Antoinette Harrell-Miller, May, 2001

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Gordon Chapel Church of God In Christ
located at 10390 Hwy 1045 , in Amite La, the
cemetery is located right behind the Church.
There are several unmarked graves in this cemetery.

1. Ralph Brooks
    U. S. Army
    B. July 26, 1934
    D. Feb 18, 1999

2. Odell Selder
    B. Sept 18, 1910
    D. May 25, 1999

3. Emma Dokes
    B. April 10, 1940
    D. January 15, 2000

4. Thomas Patrick, Sr.
    B. August 19, 1935
    D. January 15, 1995

5. Supt Alexander Richardson, Sr.
     B. Oct 25,  1907
     D. April 23, 1981
     A legacy of Service of Humanity

6.  Mama Lisa
     Missionary Melissa Wheat Richardson
     B. March 18, 1909
     D. Oct 22, 1983

7.  Catherine Harrell Lewis
     B. May 15, 1932
     D. Dec 5, 1978
     A Loving Mother

8. Elder Frank Harrell, Sr.
     P.F.C U.S. Army
     B. Dec 17, 1937
     D. Dec 30, 1982

9.  Lucinda M. Fields
     B. Feb 10, 1907
     D. April 5, 1976

10.  Joe W. Williams
       B. 1928
       D. 1976

11. Judy Vinning Green
      B. Mar 15, 1884
      D. Aug 15, 1976

12. Rosabell  Richardson Moore
      B. Oct 3, 1907
      D. April 22, 1972

13. Rev. Eddie Jackson, Jr.  
      B. April 24, 1927
      D. March 4, 1983
    
14. Ralph Brooks, Jr.

15.  Mr. Richard D. Green
       B. 1920
       D. 1981

16.  Bernell B.  Green
      B. Jan 12, 1949
      D. Nov 29, 1927

17.  Shelby Fred Butler
      B. May 15, 1942
      D. July 16, 1927

18.  Marie " City Gal" Spears
       B. April 19, 1924
       D. Sept 18, 1999

19.  Deloris Davis Wren
       B. 1936
       D. 1959

20. Jennie Muse Coleman
       B. 1891
       D. 1959

21. Ada Coleman Wren
     B. 1916
     D. 1991

22. Erlest Landrew
      U.S AIr Force
      B. March 2, 1950
      D. Jan 7, 1999

23. Florastine Jackson-Hayes
      B. 1939
      D. 1995

24. Lizzie Wheat
      B. Sept 7, 1921
      D. March 13, 1993

25.  Alex Pete Richardson
      B. July 26, 1936
      D. Feb 18, 1985

26.  Doris Harrell Wheat
       B. 1923
       D. 1983

27.  Beatrice W. Williams
       B. April 12, 1906
       D. August 17, 1980

28.  Myrtle Wheat Lebeau
       B. June 12, 1916
       D. March 31, 1972

29.  Thomas Richardson, Sr.
       CPL US Army (Korea)
       B. July 4, 1928
       D. Oct 5, 1971

30   Walter Richardson, Sr
       B. 1931
       D. 1977

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Gordon Cemetery of Amite, Louisina

Gordon Chapel Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Recorded and Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Antoinette Harrell, May, 2001

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Gordon Cemetery in Amite, Louisiana
Located at 10390 Hwy 1045, in Amite, LA right behind the Gordon Chapel
Church of God In Christ, it is the second cemetery in side the fence.. 

1. Maw-Maw
    Mary Lee Smith-Gordon
    B. Dec 8, 1936
    D.  April 9, 1999

2. Ma-Me 
    Missionary Alma Richardson Gordon
    B.  July 10, 1909
    D.  July 20, 1987

3. Elizabeth Whittgton
    B. Nov 22, 1918
    D.  Feb 8, 1997

4. Barbara Tadlock
    B. Sept 19, 1951
    D. August 13, 2000

5. Willie Gordon, Jr.
    S.P.3 U. S. Army (Korea)
    B. July 28, 1933
    D. Jan 21, 1998

6. Robert Claiborne Gordon
    B. Dec 24, 1946
    D. August 29, 1974

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Save Our Graves Foundation Founder Myrtis Johnson

Save Our Graves Foundation, Founder Myrtis Johnson
The La. Weekly interviewed her at a hidden cemetery in a heavily wooded area of St. Helena. “I started in 2002 with the cemeteries doing the genealogy on my father’s side and I saw how their cemetery looked and it was really, really bad. So I said I’m going to try to find some help. She ran into the warden at the Greensburg jail who assigned some inmates to go and clean it out. “He also gave me some information about a slave cemetery off of Hwy 38. We ended up identifying 82 slave burial sites. We marked them with stones donated from the Gemstone Company in Baton Rouge.” It was then that Johnson started the Save Our Graves Foundation. Asked why saving graves is important, Johnson answered, “It has a lot of value. I want to preserve this history for our descendants. I’m finding out that more and more African Americans want to know more about where they came from and they are doing their genealogy.”According to Johnson cemeteries are critical to genealogical research, “One of the first places the genealogist will tell you to go is to the cemeteries because there is a lot of information on the headstones.

Start with when they were born then you can proceed to do other research. I found that Louisiana had the largest importation of slaves in America and that St. Helena was next to New Orleans in slave importation. There are many, many slave cemeteries that can still be located and preserved. It’s a matter of going out there and looking and by talking to people. By letting people know what I’m doing, I’m getting a lot of feedback from a lot of people. In fact most of the people that I speak to can point me to an abandoned cemetery. One story leads to another.”Johnson has a lot of work to do on this site.

“It’s known as the Wright Cemetery and also as
the Henderson Cemetery, for the families buried there. My plan is to locate, restore, clean, preserve, map and record the information that I find and to find and to place that information in the library in Greensburg."

The condition of the cemetery had a visible impact on Johnson, “It breaks my heart, to know that our ancestors are almost out of sight and out of mind. It’s a terrible thing that makes me more determined to restore these sites. I am also hopeful that by them being slave cemeteries and the time period dates on here put me on a timeline where they can be put on the National Historic Register.”

Genealogist Antoinette Harrell has been working with Johnson, providing technical assistance and tips. She also was concerned about cemetery. “I feel sadness. I’m thankful to Ms. Johnson for taking the initiative to reclaim parts of our story. One headstone said that the person was born in 1866 and they died. It’s almost as if they are forgotten and if we forget them we forget their contribution to our history.”



Source: The Louisiana Weekly/By J. Kojo Livington, Contributing Writer

Bear Creek Cemetery in St. Helena, La

Bear Creek Cemetery, in St. Helena Rarish, Louisiana Recorded and
Submitted by Antoinette Harrell-Miier and ILona Lyttle,
DA-Miller@webtv.net

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This cemetery is located on Hwy 16, in St.Helena Parish. It is an
African-American cemetery. The information was provided to me by Mr. Lee
Warner. There is two names that this cemetery goes by, Mount Zion Free
Will Baptist Church cemetery, named after the church. Also, Bear Creek
Cemetery. Mr. Warner said, " that the land was donate by Mr. Leslie Self
an Anglo-Saxon man.  Mr. Self gave
the land to Mr. Caleb Vining. Later after the old man Self, found out
the Caleb Vining was not a member of any church he took the land back
from him and gave it to. Busco Edwards, Andrew Williams, Freddie
Marshall and Wash
Warner. This cemetery sit on 3 acres of land.
Records can be founded in the St. Helena Courthouse.

        1. Iverson Warner
            b. june 4, 1912
            d. dec 6, 1998

        2.  Stella Warner McKinney
             b. jan 9, 1938
             d. jan 14, 1997

        3.  Sam Warner
              No grave marker
              Information giving by Lee Warner

        4.   Annie Vining
              b. mar 17, 1900
              d. mar 25, 1965

        5.  Many Wagner
             b. aug 1861
             d. aug 30, 1921

        6.  E. D. Williams
             No grave marker
             information giving by Lee Warner

        7.  Viola Payne Williams
             b. Sept 14, 1905
             d. Geb 23, 1991

        8.  Marshall W. Butler
             Louisiana
             P.V. T.
             U.S. Army
             World War 1
             b. august 26, 1895
             d. aug 1, 1961

       9.   Gave Headspeth
             d. dec 22, 1938
                 Deacon of Church

      10.  Rev Busco Edward
              husband of Kitte Edward
              b. 1856
              d.  jan 9, 1942

      11.  Diana T. Warner
              d. july 5, 1973
                 grandmother of Lee Warner

      12.   J. W. Warner
               husband of Diana T Warner
              b. july 14, 1881
              d. mar 25, 1936
              grandfather of Lee Warner

       13.  Benjamin H. Headspeth
              Louisana
              P.V.T
              U. S. Army
              World War  1
              b. dec 1, 1887
              d. mar 22, 1962

       14. Hill Speath
             b. 1881
             d. 1971

       15. Frank Vining
             No grave marker
             name giving by Lee Warner

       16. Caleb Vining
             no grave marker
             name giving by Lee Warner

        17. Aley Warner
              b. Jan 1853
              d. may 8, 1950

       18. Ellen  Holden
             wife of Myles Holden
             b. march 6, 1878
             d. april 13, 1937

       19. Myles Holden
             husband of Ellen Holden
             d. ?

       20. Miss Willie Mae Green
             b. dec 21, 1933
             d. may 21, 1963

       21. Luella R. Deamer
             b. Sept 29, 1887
             d. feb 13, 1965

       22. Joseph Deamer
             b. Sept 29, 1887
             d. feb 13, 1965

       23. Josephine Coltman
             b. june 12, 1910
             d. may 11, 1952

       24.  Charlie Martin
              b. 1918
              d. 1999

       25.  Duncan Turner
        .     b. mar 14, 1896
              d. sept 14, 1973

       26.  Justine Robertson
              b. sept 4, 1921
              d. nov 15, 1993

       27.  Lester Robertson
              b. mar 6, 1918
              d. nov 12, 1967

       28.  W.D. Chaney
              P.F.C
              U.S. Army
              b. mar 8, 1929
              d. aug 7, 1990

       29. Erecey Vining
             b. may 1, 1926
             d. july 15, 1965

       30. Mary Wheaton
             b. Sept 8, 1911
             d. April 20, 1968

       31.  Effie Quillens Williams
              b. jan 12, 1887
              d. april 28, 1981
                 Loving son

       32.  Nellie May
              b. July 1903
              d. may 26, 1963

       33.  P.H. Miller
              U.S. Army
              World War II
              b. dec 1, 1909
              d. dec 19, 1994

       34.  Bill Quellins
              At rest
              d. ?

       35. Theodore May
              b. dec 25, 1902
              d. april 1982
                 Gone But Not Forgotten

        36. Lucille Page
              b. jan 15, 1949
              d. june 14, 1983

        37. Virgil Lee Seals
              b. july 17, 1924
              d. jan 18, 1992

        38. Sarah Mae Seals Page Self
              b. feb 10, 1923
              d. aug 27, 1976

       39. Theodore May, Jr.
             b. 1929
             d. 1997

       40. Monore Tate
             d. ?

       41. Tennessee Johnson
             Louisiana
             P.F.C
             U.S. Arm
             World War II
             b. sept 12, 1912
             d. dec 26, 1972

      42.  Jessie Lee
             b. oct 2, 1908
             d. nov 12, 1942
                At Rest

      43.  Howard Lee
             P.F.C
             U.S. Army
             World War II
             b. june 5, 1910
             d. may 29, 1982

      44. Pinkie W. Johnson
            b. sept 15, 1887
            d. 1976

      45. Lillie Preston
            d. 1984
                age 73

      46. Johnny Martin, Sr.
            d. july 25, 1994
                age 70

      47.  Henry Louis Knox
             d. ?

      48.  Martha J. Brazil
             daughter of Peter & Sarah Braziel
             b. feb 20 1906
             d. nov 20, 1925

      49.  Mother
             Maggie B. Dedeaux
             b. july 23, 1903
             d. feb 16, 1967

      50.  Ethel Williams Temple
             wife of Walter Temple
             b. march 11, 1919
             d. mar 23, 1958

       51.  Jimmy Williams
              husband of Stella Warner Williams
              b. mar 18, 1925
              d. mar 7, 1964

       52. Jim Williams
              husband of Emma Vining
              d. ?

       53. Emma Vining Williams
             wife of Jim Williams
             information giving by Lee Warner
             d. 1964

      54. John Braziel
            At Rest

      55. Mable Williams
            b. feb 4, 1926
            d. may 29, 1993

      56. Les Hughes
            b. jan 1, 1900
            d. nov 18, 1996
               our beloved grandfather

      57. Dollie B. White
            b. dec 6, 1913
            d. july 17, 1992
                our beloved mother

      58. Paul  Battiest
            beloved husband of
            Cannie J. Battiest
            b. feb 27, 1905
            d. April 24, 1985

      59. Always in our hearts
            Enos Battieste
             b. 1906
             d. 1979

      60. Arlevia M. N. Hughes
            b. nov 13, 1883
            d. mar 3, 1978
               our beloved grandmother

      61. Tom Guy
            b. april 9, 1893
            d. jan 24, 1976
                In loving memory

     62. Annie Guy
           b. oct 7, 1904
           d. aug 7, 1983

     63. Mr. Arthur Taylor
          b. april 20, 1898
          d. dec 13, 192

     64. Edwiner White
           b. aug 9, 1933
           d. april 23, 1996
             Gone But Not Forgetten

     65. Orlza George
           b. oct 20, 1909
           d. aug 13, 1967

     66. Edward White
           b. feb 22, 1935
           d. sept 24, 1962
               At Rest

     67. Ed White, Sr.
           b. dec 12, 1881
           d. june 1, 1969
             our loved one

     68.  Alberta White
             b. Sept 23, 1909
             d. Jan 29, 1949
                  Age 40

     69.  Jennie B. Holmes
             b. july 5, 1939
             d. oct 7, 1961
             Now I lay me down to sleep

      70.  Choaley Warner
             b. feb 16, 1919
             d. dec 7, 1973

      71.  John Warner
             b. april 9, 1939
             d. june 21, 1975

      72. Pauline V. White
            b. sept 25, 1925
            d. jan 3, 1983
                 Our beloved one

      73. Leon White, Sr.
            b. 1911
            d. 1998

      74.  Brenda Ann Chapman
             b. may 6, 1948
             d. mar 4, 1967

      75.  Bennie B. Morris, Jr.
             P.V.T.
             US Army
             World War II
             b. june 15, 1916
             d. nov 14, 1990

      76.  Luretha Fisher
             b. 1911
             d.  1971

      77.  Otis Spears
             b. mar 14, 1906
             d. oct 9, 1980
                 Gone But Not Forgotten

      78.  Josephine Headspeath Douse
             b. mar 3, 1886
             d. aug 7, 1963
                 beloved wife and mother

      79.   Celeste  R. Morris
             b. aug 25, 1925
             d. dec 18, 1991

      80.  Irene Morris
             b. dec 20, 1946
             d. jan 29, 1994
                age 47

      81.  Willis Woolridge
              b. nov 1, 1927
              d. mar 1, 2000

      82.  Mrs. Maggie Wooridge
              b. oct 29, 1905
              d. nov 30, 1979
                 At Rest

     83.  Earl Bennett
            b. Nov 17, 1940
            d. aug 4, 1994

     84.  Mattie Woolridge
             b. june 8, 1932
             d. may 10, 1987
                 Rest In Peace

    85.   Daniel Woolridge
             b. 1998
             d. 1998

    86.    Harris Hill
             PVT
             U.S. Army
             World War II
             b. Feb 10, 1894
             d. Sept 24, 1981

    87.   Augustine H. Doughty
             b. 1936
             d. 1997

     88.  The Lord is My Light
            Dennis Foster
           d. Mar 22, 1915

     89.  Mrs. Barbara Henderson
             b. july 7, 1946
             d. dec 11, 1997
                 age 51

     90. Ben Pitts, Jr.
           b. feb 1, 1950
           d. mar 9, 1985

      91. Willie Herbert Vining
            b. mar 5, 1902
            d. aug 10, 1983
              Gone But Not Forgotten

      92. Joseph H. Russell
            Louisiana
            SSMB3
            US Coast Guard
            World War Ii
            b. mar 11, 1911
            d.Sept 13, 1973

    93.  Josephine H. Branch
           b. oct 10, 1900
           d. feb 22, 1969
              The Lord is My Shepard

    94.  Baby Boy
           Marroin Rayon Saulsberry
           b.feb 22, 1999
           d. aug 22, 1999

    95.  Hazel L. Saulsberry
            b. feb 8, 1925
            d. nov 21, 1980
              Gone But Not Forgetten

    96.  Wallace Jones
            PVT
            US Army
            World War I
            b. oct 5, 1894
            d. nov 7, 1985

    97.  Mrs. Versie Patick
           b. april 2, 1915
           d. feb 1971

    98.  Amos Pitts
           b. oct 26, 1947
           d. mar 6, 1966
              Son of Lusill Lewis & Ben Pitts

    99. Kandis Marie Mood
          b. dec 22, 1977
          d. mar 8, 1978

  100. Edmund Randolph
          Louisiana
          PVT US Army
          World War I
          b. mar 10, 1891
          d. sept 27, 1961

     101. Leonard  East
             b. sept 26, 1901
             d. feb 9, 1984
                 Gone But Not Forgotten

     102.  Elvira East
              b. july 20, 1906
              d. dec 27, 1985

     103. Mary W. Brown
             b. june 19, 1919
             d. may 19, 1988
                 A loving mother

     104.  Lee Williams
            b. feb 1, 1882
            d. mar 13, 1976

     105. Ora Williams
             b. mar 20, 1895
             d. june 4, 1972
                 Gone But Not Forgotten

     106. Samuel East
             b. sept 16, 1964
             d.  may 8, 1996
                  age 31

      107. Mr. Curtis East
             b. sept 13, 1935
             d. aug 1, 1996

      108. Joe East, Sr.
              b. sept 13, 1915
              d. sept 15, 1935

      109. Sis Bessie M. East Saulsberry
              b. aug 15, 1924
              d. nov 26, 1994
                  Gone But Not Forgotten
                   your daughter and grandchildren

     110.  Joe Nelson East, II
              Louisiana
              P.F.C
              World War I
              b. july 24, 1890
              d. aug 17, 1973

    111.  April Jackson East
             b. april 14, 1903
             d. june 28, 1972

   112.  James East
            Louisiana
            PVT US Army
            b. may 18, 1937
            d. mar 28, 1962

    113. Mr. Tim Hunter
            b. sept 31, 1880
            d. may 31, 1948

    114. Mrs. Ardeen Preston Hunter
           b. aug 1878
           d. mar 1915

   115. George Preston
           Louisiana
           PVT  C.M. Corps
           d. aug 25, 1932

   116.  Johnnie Williams
             CPL US ARMY
             b. may 16, 1910
             d. april 3, 1994

  117.  Lillie Edwards
           wife of John Edwards
           b. jan 16, 1888
           d. apr 8, 1964

 118.  Helen Edwards
          d. jan 26, 1921

 119.  Ikes Saulsbury
          d. april 17, 1941
              At rest age 58

 120.  Mott Saulsbury
          d. 1958

 121.   Lawrence Saulsbury
            b. oct 13, 1911
            d. nov 28, 2000

 122.    Mason Vining
            b. june 4, 1904
            d. mar 16, 2001

  123.   Candy Bell
            Rosa Belle Vining
            b. dec 24, 1915
            d. may 3, 1980

  124.   Mrs. Willie Bidard
            d. feb 27, 1981

  125.   Mr. A  Quinn
            b. oct 11, 1951
            d. jan 21, 1968

   126. E. Quinn
           b. 1946
           d.  jan 21, 1958

   127. Mrs. Creolia Anderson
           b. 1917
           d. 1982

   128.  Walter Anderson, Sr.
            b. dec 21, 1920
            d. jan 19, 1987
                Rest in peace

   129.   Our Son
            Anthony Snaperd Parker
            b. jan 25, 1974
            d. may 27, 1989

   130.  George (Pokie) Williams
            b. feb 5, 1911
            d. july 13,  1984

   131.  Georgia Mae Vining Williams
             b. feb 8, 1907
             d. june 23, 1988

   132.   Dorothy Mae " Dot"  Williams
             b. 1931
             d. 1957
                daughter of Jim and Emma Vining
                Williams

    133.   Authur "Bud" Williams
              b. 1927
              d. 1964
                  son of Jim Williams and Emma
                  Vining Williams

   134.    Prentis Dixon
              b. 1921
              d. 1985

   135.    Mrs. Florence James
              b. june 1895
              d. april 19, 1971

   136.   Hardy Pitts
             b.  1923
             d.  1981

   137.   Lubertha Robertson
             b. 1901
             d.  1987

  138.   Mr. Curtis Brant
            b. dec 23, 1915
            d. mar 14, 1977
               At Rest

  139.  Climon Ricard, Sr.
           b. july 30, 1915
           d. nov 15, 1992

  140.  Sis. Ellen Williams Vining
           b. feb 12, 1884
           d. jan 6, 1974

  141. Irene Woolridge Lee
          b. jan 9, 1928
          d. july 17, 1990

  142. Edward Ernest Lee
          b. april 4, 1926
          d. June 11, 1959
              Louisiana
              TEC5 CO B 870
              ENGR AVN BN
               World War II

 143. Micheal Pikes
         b. 1960
         d. 1982

 144. Mr. H. R Wilson
          b. may 22, 1910
          d. july 10, 1990

 145. Rosa L. Wilson Rankin-Hall
          b. july 3, 1928
          d. mar 8, 1999
              The Lord is My Shephard

 146.  At Rest
          Cora I. D. Wilson
          b. 1889
          d.  oct 2, 1965

 147. Rev E. Wilson
         b. may 30, 1891
         d. aug 8, 1980

 148.  Rev. Leroy Thomas
          b. may 1, 1911
          d. sept 4, 1982

 149.  Alex Pikes, Sr,
          b. aug 25, 1903
          d. aug 18, 1990
              We love you but god loves you best

 150.  Nelson East
          b. nov 19, 1879
          d. july 26, 1964
              husband of Estella Louie East

 151. Estella East
          wife of Nelson east
         b. july 11, 1870
         d. aug 18, 1935

 152.  Albertha Wheeler
          wife of Clarence East
         b. may 7, 1907
         d. may 1, 1947

 153. Caroline C. East
          b. july 9, 1913
          d. aug 18, 1979
           A loving wife and mother

 154. Clarence East
         b. nov 26, 1907
         d. feb 3, 1978
          Gone But Not Forgotten

 155. Leon East Jr.
         son of Leon & Caroline east
         b. july 19, 1940
         d. june 16, 1948

 156. Carolyn East
         b. july 10, 1956
         d. july 26, 1958
            Gone But Not Forgotten

 157. T. Ann East Washington
         b. Mar 25, 1943
        d. june 19, 1975
            In Loving Memory

 158. Scleaner M. Woolridge
        b. april 7, 1907
        d. nov 14, 1992
             In Loving Memory

 159. Rev. Lee Woolridge
         b. june 11, 1887
         d. aug 24, 1976
            In Loving Memory

         Copyrights c Antoinette Harrell-Miller
                              May 25, 2001
                              All Rights Reserved

Genealogist Record Graves in Big Zion Cemetery


A very special thanks to Ilona Lyttle and my son Bernard for helping me to record the graves in Big Zion Cemetery in Roseland, Louisiana. Please note that we recorded this cemetery in 2001.

Big Zion Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Recorded and Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Antoinette Harrell-Miller, May, 2001

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Big Zion Cemetery land was donated in 1902 by an Anglo-Saxon man called Colonel 
Woods. He donated the land to Mr. Solomon Johnson. The cemetery sit on two acres 
of land. Big Zion cemetery sit between the following streets in Roseland, LA  
Washington Street on the East side., Scott on the South SIde. and Grand Central 
on the North side. This information was given to me by, Rev. Leslie Mabry, Jr.  
A very special thank's goes to Llona Lyttle for her help in recording all the 
graves. Anyone who would like to contact me to help record their family 
cemeteries please contact me at (504) 949-1853 are email me.

Part I

I. In Memory of 
   James Duggan Ginn
   1877-1937

2. Porter Spears
    P.V.T. US Army
    1910-1976

3. Caretha Frazier
    D: April 25, 1977

4. Dan A. Spears
    B: Oct 17, 1917
    D: Jan 25, 1967

5. Frank Brown 
    B. Nov 10, 1891
    D: July 18, 1969
    Husband and Father

6. Oscar Holmes
    S SGt US Army 
    World War II
     B: 1928
     D: 1981

7.  Sis Annie Spears
     The wife of Elder Spears
     B: feb 22, 1892
     D: feb 19, 1962

8.  Johnnie Stewart
     STMl US Army
     World War II
     B: Feb 3, 1919
     D: March 31, 1981

9. Edmond Solomon
    B. ?
    D.?

10. Decon Henry Stewart
      B. March 16, 1878
      D. ?
      age 79

11.  Arthur Harrell
       B. Nov 18, 1882
       D. Nov 24, 1903
        Husband of May Harrell

12.  Alex Harrell
       D. Sept 27, 1914
       The husband of Emma Mead Harrell
       according to the knowledge of Antoinette
       Harrell-Miller

13.  Robert Harrell
       B: Dec 12, 1821
       D: Dec 12, 1921
        The father of Alex Harrell, according to 
        the Antoinette Harrell-Miller, the great,
        great, great granddaughter; 5/15/2001

14.  Josephine Richardson Harrell
        wife of Jasper Harrell, Sr.
        B: Nov 4, 1912
        D. March 20, 1968
        Sadely miss, your granddaugther
        Antoinette Harrell-Miller. This grave has
        no marking, I attest that this is her grave.

15.   Jasper Harrell, Jr.
        husband of Josephine R. Harrell
        B: Jan 31, 1911
        D: June 28, 1961
        In Memory of our father and grandfather.
        This grave has no marking, I attest that 
        is his grave.

16.   Ella Harrell Keith
        B: Sept 14, 1885
        D. Jan 17, 1960
        Grave has no headstone, I attest that her
        grave is here. In accordance with the 
         death records.

17.    Palmer Harrell
         husband of Manilla McCoy Harrell
         B: Oct 10, 1900
         D: Feb 25, 1977

18.    Bertha M. Harrell
         B. Feb 22, 1902
         D. Aug 28, 1990

19.   Thedore Harrell
         B: ?
         D. July 9, 1946

20.   Alex Harrell
        B: March 1893
        D. July 10, 1948
        At Rest

21.   Elbert Harrell
        B: Aug 8, 1932
        D: Jan 31, 1963

22.   Joe Louis Harrell
        D: 1998

23.   Victoria Matthews
        B: Aug 29, 1881
        D: April 17, 1952
       Gone But Not Forgotten

24.  Estella Morris Redden
       B. Mar 26, 1905
       D. Dec 30, 1949

25. Joe Curry
      Louisiana
      P.V.T 48 P OF W
      Escort Co
      D. March 23, 1939

26. Luler Mary Morris
      Dec 30, 1909 
      At Rest

30.  In Loving Memory of   
       Selena Mae Curry
       B. Jan 24, 1938
       D. Dec 11, 1993

31.  Leah Harrison Sopsher
      B. Sept 11, 1957
      D. May 2, 1993
       One life time of loving  you
        just wasn't enough
       Lovingly missed by husband and children

32. Percy Harrison
      1912 - 1982

33. Lucy Brown 
      B. March 26, 1865
      D. Jan 29, 1956
     ADPD Rites Eastern Star

34. Reuben Brown
      B. 1865
      D. Aug 4,  1957

35. Marion Lewis
      P.F.C US Army 
      Korea
      B.Sept 23, 1927
      D. Jan 1, 1994
      Love Joanie

36. Lincoln Collins
      Louisiana
      PVT COA
     350 Labor BN OMC
     World War I
     B. Jan 21, 1895
     D. April 17, 1960

37. Judge Gordon
      B. Feb 5, 1881
      D. Jan 26, 1969

38. Mollie Gordon
     B. Aug 22, 1888
     D. March  4, 1966

39.  Willie Gordon 
       B. Jan 11, 1911
       D. May 5, 1952
      He died as he lived a Christian

40. Nelson Brown 
      husband of Masalie Brown
      B. May 4, 1879
      D. Oct 30, 1931

41. Masalie Brown
      wife of  Nelson Brown
      B. Mar 20, 1886
      D. Sept 20, 1980
      Although they were divided for
      many years, now they are together
      forever

42. Ola Matthews
      1871-1971
       At Rest

43.  Mary Muse
      B. June  22, 1901
      D. April 26, 1980

44. Bryon Stewart
      B. feb 14, 1980
      D. June 13, 2000

45. Bejamine Donahue
      1900-1986

46.  Mary Stewart 
       5/9/07
       5/26/75  age 88

47.  Robert Solomon
      PVT US Army
      World War II
      Sept 6, 1924 to June 15, 1986

48. Booker T. 
      son of Geo and Dianah Washington
      B: July 1, 1904
      D:  May 15, 1905

49. Father
      Adrian Washington
      B. Mar 10, 1865
      D. Juy 4, ?

50. Mother
      Rody Washington
      b. Jan 15, 1849
      d. May 8, 1948

51. Evell Butler
      b. Dec 24, 1905
      d. Dec 26, 1974
      Gone But Not Forgotten

52. Booker T. Henry
     b. Dec 10, 1907
     d. Dec 16, 1972
     At Rest

53. Morris Henry
     b. Dec 23, 1933
     d. Sept 23, 2970
      Christ is my hope

54. Rose May Henry
      b. April 4, 1943
      d. March 27, 1978
     Sweetly Sleeping

55. Ella Jackson
      b. Aug 13, 1870
      d. Feb 2, 1958

56.  Lilly Rebbecca Perry
       b. March 16, 1946
       d. Dec 6, 2000

57.. Bernell Williams, Sr.

58. Lawrence Henry
      b. Nov 28, 1941
      d.  Jan 29, 1980

59. Lillie Viola Henry
      b. Aug 9, 1907
      d. Oct 21, 1990
      A loving wife and mother

60. Boyd Brent 
      Louisiana 
      Cook,  CO A 525 SVC BN
      ENGR Corps
      World War I
      b. March 1, 1896
      d. March  28, 1960

61. Robert Stewart, Jr.
      PFC US ARMY
      Vietnam
      b. Sept 24, 1944
      d. May 16, 1994
 
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Part II

61A. Adell Harrell
      b. Feb 18, 1931
      d. Aug 30, 1988

62. Mrs. Zemore McGee
      b. July9, 1882
      d. Nov 26, 1950

63. Robert Dokes
      b. Sept 30, 1894
      d. Oct 25, 1921

64. Frank Washington
      Louisiana  PVT
      US Army = World War I
      b. Oct 11, 1893
      d. Jan 24, 1967

65. Joe D. Williams
      b. Feb 2, 1880
      d. Nove 29, 1954
      Gone But Not Forgotten

66. Fannie Johnson
      b. 04/28/03
      d. 7/17/2000
          age 96
67. Jeff Johnson
       b. 12/03/03
       d. 10/20/96
          age 92

68. Ven Williams
       PFC US ARMY
       World War II
       b. Nov 7, 1911
       d. Jan 20, 1978

69.  Creola Burton
        b. Mar 4, 1894
        d. Dec 18, 1929

70.  Nellie Stewart
       b. 1824
       d. Dec 18, 1929

71.  Tenn Richardson
       b. 1928
       d. 1983

72.  Dedrain V. Craig
       b. May 3, 1973
       d. April 7, 1993
      Too Soon Taken From Us.

73.  Vickie Hooper
       wife of Lathan Hooper
       b. May 1, 1866
       d. Dec 19, 1944

74. Susie Burton
      b. Feb 9, 1896
      d. Feb 23, 1937

75. Willie Hooper
      son of Lathan and Victoria Hooper
      b. April 3, 1903
      d. Nov 5, 1982

76. Emer Burrells
      b. Oct 7, 1875
      d. Jan 29, 1955
        wife of Lose Burrells

77. Mrs. Syliva Jones
     B. 1881
     d. 1984
     God shall wipe away all tears

78.Vernell Steptoe
     b. Oct 10. 1923
     d. Aug 1, 1979

79. Rebecca McKnight
     b. January 9, 1898
     d. August 28, 1990

80. Julia Fultz
      b. Nov 14, 1868
      d. Dec 17, 1932
       Erected by J.P. & Lizzy Atkins

81. Junious White
       b. June 25, 1909
       d. Mar 23, 1973

82. Derrick Butler
      b. Dec 14, 1969
      d. Aug 31, 1995
 
83. Olivia McKnight
     b. Nov 30, 1925
     d. feb 11, 1989
         Loved By All

84. Mary Elizer Fields
      1891-1963

85. Thomas C. L. Stewart
       Louisiana PVT
       O M CORPS
       b. Sept 20, 1922
       d. June 10, 1944

86. Esco N. Hornsby, Sr.
       b. Jan 28, 1904
       d. Jan 15, 1975
       In Loving Memory your children

87. Ella Maxell
       b. April 10, 1892  
       d. March 26, 1961

88.  Bernice Veron
       b. Oct 5, 1925
       d. April  21, 1966
          age 41

89. Nagie X Brown 
      Louisiana  PFC US ARMY
      World War II

90. Corrie Harrell
      b. Aug 28, 1873
      d. Feb 17, 1961

91. Lanace Brown
      b. June 26, 1885
      d. April 11, 1967

92. Doretha Jackson Foreman
     b. Nov 9, 1918
     d. feb 24, 1987

93. Roeaner Brown
      b. Feb 2, 1889
      d May 21, 1980
      My trust is in God

94. In Loving Memory of
       Millard Brown 
      b. Sept 10, 1919
      d. March 19, 1964
      Gone But Not Forgotten

95.  Allison Oden, Jr.
        Louisiana CPL
        556, Medical Amb CO
        b. Feburary 12, 1930
        d. May 27, 1964

96.   James McKay
        PFC  US ARMY
        World War II
        1913-1975

97.  Milton James, Jr.
       b. Nov 25, 1956
       d. June 11, 1970

98.  Micheal James
      SP4  US Army
       b. July 14, 1959
       d. July 15, 1986

99. Ruth Clark
      1918-1998

100. Louis Felix
        Louisiana PVT
        U.S. ARMY =World War I
        b. June 5, 1888
        d. Nov 29, 1964

111. Joseph Johnson, Sr.
        b. April 10, 1901
        d. May 24, 1965

112. Alfred J. Hookfin 
        PVT US Marine Corps
        Vietnam  (1949-1986)

113. Beatrice Brown Johnson
       b. Aug 20, 1901
       d. June 13, 1995
 
--------------------------

Part III

114. Joe McCoy
         Louisiana, STMI US NAVY
         World War II
         b. April 6, 1927
         d. September 17, 1971

115.  Walter Lee Murray
         b. Sept 16, 1948
         d. Aug 31, 1966

116.  Mr Roger Thomas
         b. 1901
         d. 1982

117.  Mrs. Zella Crayer
         b. 1896
         d.  1982

118.    Mrs. Pinky Miller
           b.1900
           d. 1988

119. Guy Parker
        husband of Emmma Parker
        b. 1888
        d.  1937

120. David A. Johnson Cryer
       b. Oct 30, 1963
       d. May 31, 1979
           Loving Memory

121.  Otis Odell Neeley
          PVT  US ARMY
          Korea
          b. April 12, 1930
          d. Mar 16, 1999

122.  Romeo Carl Leonard
         b. MAy 18, 1943
        d.  April 12, 1975

123. Anna Poole
        d. Jan 4, 1968
            age 95

124. Oscar Cohn
        b. Jan 1, 1905
        d. Aug 3, 1976
          Beloved husband & father & grandfatther
           WE LOVE YOU

125.Benjamin James Doty
       b. 11/17/1943
       d. 11/19/1979

126. Ronald Lizana
       b. 1958
       d. 1998

127. Robert Lee Washington
        b. Sept 13, 1959
        d. Mar 1, 1988
            We will meet again

128. Helen Washington
        b. April 25, 1926
        d. Nov 8, 1993
           God shall wipe away all tears

129. Susie J Wilson
        b. Nov 14, 1907
        d. Mar 12, 1984
           Gone But Not Forgotten

130. Johnnie Robinson
        Louisiana= A 3C US Air Force
        Korea 
        b. Nov 22, 1932
        c. Oct 11, 1970

131. "Duke"
         George Washington
         b. Sept 15, 1908
         d. July 16, 1996
        We will always love you

132.  Jacqueline Seals
         b. July 29, 1966
         d. Dec 21, 2000

133. Sandra S. Vernon
        b. April 9, 1964
        d. June 26,  1970

134. Hannah Alberta Burton
         b. Dec 22, 1922
         d. Oct 15, 1994

135. Graett Edward Foreman'
        b. Dec 30, 1946
        d. Mar 20, 1971

136. Andrew Leo Alfred, Jr.
        b. Nov 14, 1974
        d. Nove 30,  1986
            Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Leo Alfred, Sr.

137.  Chester Butler
         b. Aug 6,  1878
         d.  Sept 8, 1960

138.  Milton Bernard Moore
         b. Jan 24, 1947
         d.  Oct 23, 1985

139.  Louis D. Robeson, Jr.  
         Louisiana  = PVT Aviation SQ-AAF
         World War II
         b. August 15, 1908
         d. March 27, 1956

140.  Alce Forman 
         Louisiana = PVT 275 OM Service BI
         World War II
         b. March 16, 1925
         d. March 10, 1956

141.  Willie Lee Butler
         U. S. Army
         b. Feb 25, 1939
         d. Dec 9, 1999

142. Donald R. Hornsby
        b. Dec 29, 1956
        d. March 27, 1982
            Gone But Not Forgotten

143.  Mother Johnella Foreman
         1892-1977
          Gone But Not Forgotten

144.  "Coon"
          Joe Foreman
          b. Nov 11, 1904
          d. Mar 6, 1986

145. Ruben Brown, Jr.
        b. Nove 28, 1888
        d. Sept 23, 1973
             Gone But Not Forgotten

146. Elizie Brown
        b. May 4, 1896
        d. June 6, 1962
           Gone But Not Forgotten

147. Delsanda Brown   
        b..Nov 28, 1888
        d. Sept 23, 1973
          Gone But Not Forgotten

148. Pamela Deamer
        b. feb 3, 1949
        d. june 6, 1992

149.  Thelma Rob Deamer
          b. feb 19, 1920
          d. april 21, 1999

150.  Isaac Solomon
         Louisiana
         P.V.T

151.  Thelma Benton Roby
         b. Sept 26, 1899
         d. Oct 19, 1980

152.  Percy Courtney
         b. Sept 26, 1915
         d. Mar 18, 1972

153. Beretta Courtney
        b. Nov 9, 1916
        d. Jan 30, 1991
            Resting Together

154. Leonard Harrison
        b. Nov 1, 1933
        d. Sept 22, 1999
            Gone But Not Forgotten

155. Mittie Preston
        b. Mar 13, 1889
        d. Mar 8, 1963

156. Lelia W. Mumphey
        b. April 27, 1920
        d. May 28, 1985
            Gone But Not Forgotten

157. Marion Steptoe Richardson
        b. Aug 30, 1930
        d. Sept 14, 1945

 158. Olivia Nicholls 
         b. July 19, 1881
         d. June 7, 1954
             She died as she lived a Christian

159. In Memory of 
        Portier Jetson
        d. Sept 3, 1959

161. Worner Holiday
        b. Aug 17, 1882
        d. De 3, 1970

162. Samuel Solmone
       Louisiana
       PFC  = US ARMY
       b. Nov 20, 1936
       d. Sept 9, 1973
 
--------------------------

Part IV

163. Richard A Curry,Sr.
        Mech US Army
        World War I 
        b. Aug 8, 1891
        d. July 3, 1979

164. Helen Williams
        b. 7/2/25
        d. 9/22/89

165. Thomas Williams
         b. 1923
         d. 1998

166.  Margaret Curry
         b. Sept 13, 1999
         d.  Aug 9. 1990
              age 91

167. Oscar J. Curry
        b. feb 7, 1865
        c. feb 2, 1969
            Asleep in Jesus

168. Ella Preston
        b. July 20, 1910
        d. June 11, 1954

169. Harie J. Benjamin
         b. Oct 24, 1908
         d. May 4, 1958
         Always remember

170. Spergin Murray
        CPL US ARMY
         World War II
         b. Feb 19, 1916
         d. June 24, 1986

171.  W. M. Johnson
         husband of Lucy Johnson
         b. July 1885
         d.  July 1915

172. Lucy Brown
        wife of William Johnson
        b. July 15, 1866
        d. June 4, 1952
            Gone But Not Forgotten

173.  Mother
         Rosa Solomon    
         b. 1888
         d. 1985
              At Rest

174. In memory of our father
        Henry Murray
        b. Mar 16, 1861
        d. Sept 9, 1954
            Gone But Not Forgotten

175.  In memory of our mother
         Huldah C. Murray
         b. June 29, 1862
         d. April 3, 1932
            Gone But Not Forgotten

176.  Rev Hollis Calahan
         b. July 22, 905
         d. April 25, 1999

177. Dennis Ray Johnson
        b. 1962
        d. 1986

178. Beloved wife 
         Della Shaw
         b. Sept 17, 1906
         d. Sept 13, 1969
              Gone But Not Forgotten

179. Mrs. Marcedee Calahan
        Sunrise; Mar 28, 1909
        Sunset: Jan 2, 2001

180. William Murray
         b. Feb 12, 1888
         d. Mar 15, 1966
             Gone But Not forgotten

181. Mother
        Mary Ricks Murray
        b. Jan 6, 1893
        d. Mar 29, 1962
            Gone But Not Forgotten

182. Thomas L. Steptoe
          b. Jan 2, 1906
          d. Dec 17, 1965

183.  In memory of 
         Louis Gilbert
         The beloved husband of Lizzie Gilbert
          b. Feb 19, 1862
          d. Dec 3,  1914

184.  Rev. James S. Calahan
         b. May 10. 1871
         d. Aug 17,  1961
             The husband of Virginia Calahan

185. Mrs. Virginia Calahan
        b. Sept 19, 1874
        d. Feb 14, 1925
            The wife of Rev J. S. Calahan

186.  Emma Pickins
         b. Aug 19, 1892
         d. Jan 30, 1976
             Gone But Not Forgotten

187.  Baby Gregory Lewis
         The infant son of Dianne Lewis Wilson
         There is no headstone for this grave.
          I Antoinette Harrell-Miller attest to this
          fact.

188.  Leon "L.C. Harrell
          The son of Jasper and Josephine R. 
          Harrell. There is no headstone for his
          grave.- I Antoinette Harrell-Miller attest
           to this fact.
          b. Jan 17, 1942
          d. Feb 18, 1948

189.   Manila McCoy Harrell
          b. Feb 18, 1903
          d. Jan 3, 1982

190. Elbert Irving
        PVT US ARMY
        World War II
        b. Sept 16, 1896
        d. June 27, 1981

191. Edith G. Lee 
        b. Nov 29, 1920
        d. July 17, 1976

192. Alma Irving Perry
        b. April 4, 1889
        d. Jan 9, 1967
            Christ is my hope

193. Hillery Perry
        b. Mar 22, 1887
        d. Sept 24, 1972
            Jesus loves the pure and holy

194. Leroy Deamer
        b. 1923
        d. 1987
   
195. In Loving Memory of
        Rosetta C. Garrett
        b. Sept 10, 1899
        d. Feb 6, 1984

196.  Rev. Garrett
         b. Mar 6, 1880
         d. Oct 29, 1972

197.  George Curry
         b. Nov 30, 1871
         d. Mar 5, 1921

198. Clifford Wheat
         TEC 5 US Army
          World War II
          b. Oct 17, 1904
          d. Sept 7, 1985

199. Percy B. Lawson
        b. Mar 25, 1919
        d. Feb 27, 1947
            Gone But Not Forgotten

200. Howard Leonard
       b. feb 2, 1912
       d. aug 20, 1968

201. Wilhelmina Morris Leonard
        b. dec 4, 1907
        d. aug 20, 1968

202. Herbert Morris
        b. jan 5, 1905
        d. nov 21, 1973
 
203. Katie J. Morris
        b. dec 14, 1884
        d.  sept 3, 1965

204. Marble T. Williams
        b. 1908
        d. 1973

205. Ralph Irving 
        TEC 4 US Army
        World War II
         b. mar 4, 1926
         d. mar 6, 1999

206. Dora Belle Williams
        b. 1916
        d. 1982

207. Sarah J. Smith
        d. July 27, 1965

208,  Charlie R. Morris
         b. aug 2, 1908 
         d. april 10, 1999

209. R.S. Tillman, Jr.
        b. june 22, 1899
        d. mar 12, 1956

210. Lillie Cutrer Morris
        b. aug 29, 1912
        d. dec 18, 1979
            Don't move the mountain
            just give me strength to climb

211. R. S. Tillman, Sr.
        b. mar 6, 1870
        d. sept 10, 1947

212. Nannie J. Tillman
        b. 1876
        d. 1946
             At Rest

213. Issaac Jackson
        husband of Christina Jackson
        b. jan 21, 1911
        d. aug 16, 1943

214. Bernice Ross
       b. july 1, 1905
       d. jan 22, 1999

215. Joseph Lee Zander
        b. jan 14, 1952
        d. june 2, 1981
            In loving memory by family and
            the Amite baseball team

216. Robert Zanders
        b. april 7, 1927
        d. oct 11, 1996

217. Larry Zanders
        b. ?
        d. ?

218. Mr. E. Jackson
        b. 1915
        d. 1980

219. Irene Irving Watson Turner
        b. sept 15, 1923
        d. feb 23, 1994
            The Lord Is My Shepard

220. Dora C. Irving
        b. 1896
        d. 1981

221. Wilbert Irving, Sr.
        b. nov 8, 1888
        d. nov 25, 1961

222. Osborn Vernon I
        PVT US Army
        World War II
        b. jan 4, 1927
        d. april 6, 1977

223. Stanley L. Irving
        b. april 15, 1934
        d. feb 5, 1971

224. Willie Hickson
        b. jan 25, 1906
        d. aug 10, 1982

225. Ruby B. Irving
        b. june 1, 1908
        d. march 19, 1919
             Rest In Peace

226. Severn James
         b. 1918
         d. 1999

227. Lemuel Irving
         b. july 24,  1886
         d. sept 30, 1972

228. Loving sister and daughter
        Ollie Wheeler Hobley
       b. mar 27, 1948
       d. jan 12, 1997

229,  Rosetta Irving
          b. sept 7, 1891
          d. april  24,  1946
              At Rest

230.   "Newt"
           Rose Lee Thomas
           b. sept 13, 1933
           d. feb 10, 1996

231.  Floyd Irving
          b. aug 31, 1932
          d. aug 31, 1932

232. A loving mother and wife
         Helen Wheeler
         b. feb 18, 1928
         d. dec 27, 1993

233. Bernice Irving
        b. Oct 14, 1916
        d. Oct 28, 1951
 
--------------------------

Part V

224. Ruby McGee
        b. Mar 30, 1909
        d. April 13, 1998

225. James McGee
        b. Oct 21, 1904
        d. April 19. 1980

226. Fred Wheeler
        PFC US ARMY
        b. Feb 21, 1914
        d. April 25, 1998

227.  Leatha W. Wheeler
         b. Jan 7, 1887
         d. Ja 29,  1963

228.  John Wheeler
          husband of Leatha Wheeler
          b. 1873
          d. July 13, 1832
             A precious one from us is gone

229.  Rosie Wheeler Thomas
         b. feb 24, 1908
         d. sept 18, 1998

230.  Mable Smith 
         In memory of 
         b. april 19, 1940
         d. april 21, 1972

231. Freddie Gordon
         b. feb 15, 1944
         d. mar 18, 1958

232.  Alice McCoy
         b. 1856
         d. 1837
             Gone But Not Forgotten

233.   Julie H. McCoy
           b. 1884
           d.  1955

234.    Geo McCoy
            b. 1876
            d.  1921
                Gone But Not Forgotten

235.     Thomas McCoy
             b. 1896
             d. 1925
                Gone But Not Forgotten

236.   Jeff Thomas 
           husband of Rosa Thomas
           b. feb 18, 1888
           d. may 11, 1944

237.  Jessie Thomas
         son of Jeff and Rose Thomas
          d. july 5, 1997

238.   Henry Wheeler
          son of John & Leatha Wheeler
          b. sept 15, 1920
          d. aug 4, 1946
  
239.  Jessie James Thomas
          b, may 5, 1948 
          d. sept 6, 1980

240.  Lucille W. Holiday
         b. dec 4, 1925
         d. may 1, 1980

241.  Hillerey Perry, Jr.
         Louisiana
         CPL  OM CORPS
         World War II
         b. aug 15, 1924
         d. sept 27, 1947

242.  Rachel Ruth McCoy Sanders
          b. jan 19, 1888
          d. jan 31, 1959
             Gone But Not Forgotten

243.  Banjo Sanders
         b. july 12, 1891
         d. feb 10, 1986
             Memories Lives Forever

244.  Rebecca Zanders
         d. june 17, 1931
             Dear Mother 
             Gone But Not Forgotten

245. Mrs.  F Williams
         b. jan 26, 1876
         d. mar 7, 1911

246.  Violet Jackson
          b. aug 16, 1810
          d. may 12, 1898

247. Willie Kees
         PVT US ARMY
         World War II
         b. oct 10, 1924
         d. april 4, 1976

248. Oscar McGee
         b. may 16, 1894
         d. oct 11, 1931
             At Rest

249. Frank Solomon
         b. april 15, 1891
         d. july 9, 1972

250.  Ruth Solomon
         b. oct 18, 1889
         d. jan 18, 1973
          
251. Wilda Williams
        b. aug 14, 1908
        d. april 16, 1973

252.  Monroe Ard
         b. feb 11, 1901
         d. may 17, 1977

253. Willie H. Wilson
         Louisiana
         RFC 4090 OM
         Service CO World War II
         b. aug 1, 1911
         d. april 24, 1962

254.  Irene Sanders
         b. may 30, 1898
         d. may 13, 1983

255.  Rev. John M. Sanders
         b. may 14, 1887  
         d. mar 26, 1983
             Gone But Not Forgotten

256. Gertrude McKay
         b. july 24, 1903
         d. july 20, 1971
             With love from husband and children

257. Charlie Mckay
         b. nov 11, 1912
         d. june 25, 1994
             Lodge # 25

258.  Leander Lewis, Sr.
          PVT US ARMY
          World War II
          b. june 15, 1927
          d. aug 15, 1957

259. Graig Stevens
        b. sept 9, 1960
        d. nov 5, 1960
           Gone But Not Forgotten

260. Jimmie Anderson
        b. mar 13, 1943
        d. july 15, 1963
           Gone But Not Forgotten

261. Charity Lewis
        b. 1865
        d. 1940
           Gone But Not Forgotten

262. In Loving Memory of our father
        Sidney Stevens, Sr.
        b. april 30, 1927
        d. jan 18, 1982

263. Marzie Perry
       b.aug 23 ?
       d. mar 8, 1923
           Gone But Not Forgotten

264. Archie B. McCoy
       PVT US ARMY
       b. mar 1, 1915
       d. dec 3, 1992

265.  Mr. Adolph Harrison
        b. 1892
        d. 1982

266. Mariah Thompson
        d. aug 7, 1915
            age 69
         
267. W.M. Calahan wife
         of W. R. H. Calahan
         b. april 15, 1874
         d. nov 3, 1944
             Loving and kind in all her ways

268. Thomas McCoy
         b. mar 2, 1867
         d. may 26, 1919

269. Rebecca Myles
         b. 1883
         d. 1917
              Mother

270, Solomon Myles
         b. 1871
         d. 1922
              Father

271. Emile J. Myles
         b. aug 12, 1912
         d. oct 7, 1969

272.  Mary Lousie McCoy 
         b. mar 13, 1895
         d. mar 29, 1969
             Gone But Not Forgotten

273. Rev. James McCoy
         Father
         b. july 12, 1870
         d. july 3, 1924

274.  Amelia Jackson McCoy
         Mother
         b. april 15, 1873
         d. mar 4, 1943

275. Laura McCoy Dudley
         b. jan 15, 1903
         d. may 9, 1963
             In Loving Memory

276. Jessie Dudley
        Louisiana = PFC US ARMY
        World War I
        b. june 18, 1892
        d. jan 13, 1972

277. Beuloh McCoy Chaney
        b. feb 15, 1895
        d. jan 23, 1976

278.  Robert McCoy
        PFC US ARMY
        b. feb 15, 1915
        d. sept 29, 1974

279. Ardamesa McCoy
        b. mar 7, 1924
        d. aug 2, 2000

280.  Marlon Estelle Brown Mcknight
        b. aug 14, 1930
        d. may 23, 1987
            A beautiful wife and a loving mother

281. Emma Elizabeth Spears
        b. july 8, 1910
        d. jan 18, 1971

282. Leon Spears
        Loving son of Porter & Emma Spears 
        b. april 25, 1929
        d. sept 24, 1933
            Our little one is living in our hearts
            Gone But Not Forgetten

283. Luberta P. Bush
        b. jan 17, 1926
        d. june 7, 1980

284. Monroe Perry, Jr.
        b. sept 9, 895
        d. july 27, 1977
            Our Beloved Father

285. Alice Brown
        wife of Monroe Perry
        b.sept 12, 1897
        d. may 28, 1943

286. Augustine Primas
        b. jan 28, 1941
       d. sept 24, 1990
           A loving wife and mother

287. Grafton Perry
        husband of Rose B. Kendrick
        d. may 12, 1926
            age 46

288. In memory of 
        G. G. Taylor
        b. nov 13, 1889
        d. mar 12, 1927

289. Jessie Bell

290. Bernell Williams, Jr
        Jun Bug

291. Sister Lue Buckley
        b. sept 12, 1884
        d. dec 23, 1942
              age 55 yrs

292. Rude Brook
        d. 1957

293. Joseph Jones
        b. feb 10, 1885
        d. july 28, 1940
           Gone But Not Forgotten

294. Patsey Jones wife
         of Arthur Jones
        b. mar 4, 1862
        d. mar 4, 144

295. Frank Solomon
        
296. Mary Dean Solomon
        b. sept 14, 1953
        d. june 24, 1954

297. Glenn J. Walker, Jr.
        ILLinois
        SGT HQ DET I BN
         5 CST BDE
         b. april 1, 1942
         d. dec 25, 1966

298. Mandy Miller Brown
        b. july 16, 1903
        d. sept 23, 1953
            Wife and Mother

299. Father 
        Eugene Benton 
        b. sept 6, 1906
        d. nov 26, 1956
            In Loving Memory

300. Son 
        James E. Washington
         b.sept 3, 1927
         d. feb 4, 1953

301. Willie L. Andrews
         b. feb 21, 1946
         d dec 22, 1974
         We Will Meet Again

302. Aeel Felder, Sr.
        b. jan 5, 1927
        d. feb 3, 1980

303. In God Hands
        Andra Chester
        b. 1961
        d. 1993.

copyright @ Antoinette Harrell-Miller           

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bennett Cemetery in St.Helena Parish

BENNETT CEMETERY, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. 
Recorded and Submitted by Antoinette Harrell-Miller, June, 2001

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An African American Cemetery

Bennett Cemetery is located on Cleveland Rd.
Get on Hwy 16, take a right on Hwy 1046, when
you get to the fork, take the left on Hwy  1045.
Past Gordon Chapel Church of God In Christ, 
go about 5 miles, the road on  the right hand side is J.P. Thomas Rd.
The Road on the left
is Cleveland Road. Take this road past the 
curve, about a quarter of a mile past the curve.
The cemetery sit on the left hand side. This
land belong to the Bennett Family.

Special thanks to Bernard Temple and ILona
Lyttle.
_____________________________________

   1. C. B.
       Cleveland Bennett, Jr.
       b. May 11, 1936
       d. April 21, 1987
           God so loved the world; John 3:16


    2.  Cleveland Bennett, Sr.
          b. Jan 7, 1907
          d. Aug 14, 1987
              US Navy 
              World War II

    3.  " Mama Lillie"
           Lillie Lue Van Hitchens Bennett"
           b. Mar 1, 1907
           d. Sept 3, 1991
               Follow peace with all men: 
               Heb 12: 14

    4.  Rev. Jasper Harrell, Jr.
          b. Mar 9, 1934
          d. Aug 1, 1987
              I must work the work of him that sent
              me. John 9:4

    5.   Ms. Chandel Renita Pope
          d. June 25, 1995
               age 32


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Free Persons of Color Marriages; West Feleciana Parish, Louisiana by Glenna Goulter

Free Persons of Color Marriages; West Feleciana Parish, Louisiana
1865-1869

This information generously donated to the Louisiana Genealogy Project
African American Archives by Glenna Coulter coultergiest@worldnet.att.net



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02/21/1868  Butler, Moses Jones, Lucinda  531
04/04/1865  Ross, Melford Jackson, Lucy  531
01/16/1868  Emile, King  Wells, Phyllis  532
10/07/1868  Pruett, John Hamilton, Lucy 532 Gospel
01/09/1868  Parker, Robert Shavers, Octavia 533
12/02/1867  Redding, Miles Jourdan, Sara  533
08/31/1867  Thomas, Charles Lombard, Fannie 534 Gospel
01/25/1868  Andrew, William Hillard, Annie  534
12/24/1867  Carter, Henry  Owens, Sylvia  535
12/18/1867  Sheets, Anthony Sanders, Julie  535 Gospel
12/31/1866  Thompson, Jack Burgess, Polly  536
01/07/1867  Lewis, Aleck Jones, Jane  538
01/10/1867  Williams, Alleck Hodrick, Margaret 539
01/13/1867  Taylor, Burtlett Scott, Fannie  539
02/02/1867  Henrings, David Lee, Seah   538
02/02/1867  Dickerson, Ventston Fields, Ann  538
01/30/1867  Massie, William Norwood, Sara 541
03/16/1867  Harris, Joseph Johnson, Rosetta  542
04/06/1867  Duncan, David Duncan, Lorenza  542
04/06/1867  Hayes, Stephen Charity Butler,  542
04/25/1867  Piper, August Davis, Margaret 543
05/16/1867  Smith, Washington Lewis, Mahala  543
05/16/1867  Jones, Robert Morgan, Frances  544
12/18/1867  Madison, Shadrack Smith, Fannie   536
10/01/1867  Towles, David Gardiner, Lucy Jane 536 Gospel
12/14/1867  Miles, William Bell, Julia Ann 536 Gospel
12/20/1867  Armstead, William Riley, Isabella Anna 537
12/06/1866  Crawford, Silas Norfis, Elizabeth  537
08/03/1867  Bridges, Charles Gaines, Rebecca 545
08/10/1867  Coats, John  Barrow, Rose East 545
08/10/1867  Handy, Green Barrow, Easter  545
01/16/1867  Hilliard, Fisher Walker, Lottie  546
07/14/1866  Halsey, Ben  Halsey, Jane  546
08//23/1866  Hamner, William Freeland, Lydia 547
08/23/1866  Gray, William Griffen, Rachael  551
09/08/1866  Grand, Dick  Thompson, Jane 552
01/01/1867  Green, Joseph Wells, Katie  552
05/20/1866  French, Spencer French, Mrs. Judy  553
09/16/1866  Freeman, Willis Johnson, Amelia  553
05/12/1866  Douglas, Robert Crump, Ella  553
01/19/1867  Davison, Alfred Graf, Mrs. Patsy 554
07/21/1866  Den, Charles Branden, Nelly 554
12/01/1866  Bouser, Horace Price, Mrs. Eliza  555
01/19/1867  Brown, William Jones, Juliette   555
01/24/1867  Jones, Prince Albert Walker, Jane  556
01/02/1867  Jackson, James Polk, Barbara  557
12/27/1866  McKenzie, Richard Harris, Mary Ann  557
11/27/1866  Morrison, Normand Lewis, Laura   558
07/14/1866  Mason, Henry Washington, Grace 558
10/25/1866  Peyton, Willis Lewis, Emily  559
12/23/1866  Plater, Humpton??? Johnson, Caroline  559
07/14/1866  Pursey, Thomas Ross, Sabra  559
10/21/1866  Ross, John  Car, Ailsey   560
08/11/1866  Smith, Augustine McDermott, Antoine 560
12/23/1866  Taylor, Bob  Kelly, Caroline  561
05/12/1866  Taylor, Frank Hill, Clara  562
09/23/1868  Simmon, Archy Walker, Mrs. Jane 567
09/26/1868  Brown, Charles Smith, Katie  568
09/26/1868  Mayfield, Harry Brown, Mrs. Eliza  569
12/25/1868  Thorsbury, Henry Frew, Caroline  572
08/23/1868  Calbert, Louis Winchester, Mary 573
12/24/1867  Bell, Cain  Caia, Cresy  574
10/01/1868  Diggs, Cliver Gay, Mary   575
10/29/1868  Thomas, William W. Chamber, Alice 576
10/10/1868  Ward, Joshua Collins, Lucinda  577
11/05/1868  Grayson, Jackson Berver, Eveline ??? 578
11/05/1868  Kleibush, Peter Hearth, Wilheminer 579
10/27/1868  Jemison, John D. Barrow, Emily R. 580
11/15/1868  Harm, William Holmes, Roberta  581
01/07/1869  Turner, edmund Ridley, Mary Alice 582
01/18/1869  Cheatham, Edward Routh, Celeste  582
01/30/1869  Rivers, Isham Haskin, Clarrinda  583
01/16/1869  Routh, Woodford Cummings, Sara 584
12/26/1868  Johnson, Charles Wells, Agnes  585
01/30/1869  Smith, Frank Dickason, Leah 585
01/02/1869  Purnell, John Prevost, Ann  587
10/27/1868  Rainer,  Gary Connell, Elizabeth  588   .
12/17/1868  Gaines, Elias Randolph, Philadelphi???588
12/17/1868  Beckham, John Wright, Lucilla  589
12/31/1868  Sheppard, Charles Cheatham, Julia 591
12/31/1868  Johnson, Frank Gasper, Amelia  592
01/08/1869  Simons, Monroe Hall, Lucinda  593
01/14/1869  Swayze, George Reid, Sallie  594
01/16/1869  Steward, Claiborn Linderman, Lucy 594
01/22/1869  Handy, Henry Harris, Mary Jane  595
01/22/1869  Little James Hatfield, Rebecca  596
12/24/1868  Knox, Edmund Hatfield, Betsy 597
02/14/1869  Kidrell, Stephen Mulle, Lucy  598
02/06/1869  Jackson, Martin Birch, Alice  598
12/22/1868  Scott, William Gra, Emma   599
02/24/1869  McDonnell, Thomas Hammond, Mrs. Susie600
01/06/1869  Browder, Joe Franklin, Mahala 601
12/22/1868  Wiilliams, Frank Garrison, Fannie 601
01/06/1869  Moluck, Thomas Whitaker, Marie 602
08/15/1869  Coe, Y. Y.  Rowland, Mrs. Martha W. 604
07/28/1861  Moore, Joseph G. Comby, Rebecca J.  605
07/27/1869  Austen, Charles B. Posey, Louisa Jane 606
05/12/1869  Munzesheimer, Mas Cohen, Rachel  607
05/07/1869  Doherty, Lilburne W. Ogden, Susie  607
05/12/1869  Thompson, Y. Piper, Sara L.  609
05/25/1869  Barrow, Charles M. Reeves, Anna M. 610
06/26/1869  Bowman, John G. Thornsberry, Amanda M  611
04/20/1869  Cantwell, John L Blount, Katie  612
05/13/1869  Harris, William Ross, Lydia  613
09/16/1869  Wells, James A. Vanderslice, Sarah E.  614
07/03/1869  Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Emma  615
05/01/1869  Parker, William Goodin, Amanda  616
03/06/1869  Potter, Samuel Vaughn, Mary Elizabeth 617
03/14/1869  Asdrick, Willoughby Wails, Patence  618
12/06/1869  Dooler, Henry Frances   619
03/06/1869  Carter. Benj Doherty, Mentie Boyd 621
03/14/1869  Richardson, William Richardson, Sallie 620
02/20/1869  Williams, Alfred Moore, Patsy  622
02/06/1869  Yoyes, Merrick Perry, Easter  623

Personal Digital Archiving Day Workshop with Leonard Smith III

Libraries and other institutions can use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.
Preservation Week 2014 will take place April 27 through May 3.
Get involved! You don't need a lot of time or money, you just need to get started.
  • create a display about preserving and collecting personal, family, or community heritage
  • offer a preservation workshop or event
  • highlight Preservation Week on your website with a logo linked to ALA’s Preservation Week resources
  • Tweet about Preservation Week #preswk.
Please join Digital Storyteller Leonard Smith lll for an upcoming workshop at the New Orleans Public Main Library on May 3, at 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Our photo albums, letters, home movies and paper documents are a vital link to the past. Personal information we create today has the same value. The only difference is that much of it is now digital. Come to the free workshop and learn how to digitalize your family records with Leonard Smith III. This workshop is sponsored by the African American Resource Center.

Leonard Smith lll is the owner of LS3 Studios, LS3 Studios was founded to bring the benefits of the internet and digital video technology to small businesses, individuals, schools, and not for-profit institutions. Our studio is a state-of-the-art, all-digital suite. It employs exclusively Canon high-definition digital cameras, Final Cut Pro X digital non-linear editing system, professional DVD Authoring, Post-Production, and DVD Menu Design services for your DVD or CD-ROM. We also provide CD and DVD duplication services. Leonard is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjqCPwGcbA

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Do You Own The Mineral Rights?

Often times African American people sell the land without knowledge of mineral and oil rights. How often do we talk about the mineral and oil rights in our families. When was the last time you visit the courthouse to check on the mineral and rights oil, and gas lease? Have you consult with and attorney? Are you discussing these important matters at your family reunion.

Minerals rights in an oil and gas lease differ from surface rights. A landowner may own the surface land but not the mineral rights of that land. The owner of the land should check on whether he/she has ownership of mineral rights or title of the land.

One of the places to check on real ownership is through an independent sandman or a bank. The landowner can also use and abstract company. Whosever is the one contracted to perform the mineral title is then empowered to obtain and ownership report or mineral takeoff.

The owner of the land, is order to legally negotiate with the oil gas production company, has to know whether they have clear title to mineral rights of the that land. In many cases, the mineral right are separated from the surface right. http://oil-gas-leases.com/oil-gas-lease-terms.html

Developers say that Tangipahoa Parish is sitting on oil. People are preparing for possible oil and gas boom. http://www.wwltv.com/news/northshore/Developers-say-Tangipahoa-Parish-sitting-on-oil-135775543.html

Sitting and Talking with Mrs. Lillian Womack

Lillian Johnson Womack
Photo Credit: Antoinette Harrell
I decided to take the scenic route to my destination and while riding, I saw a tidy and neat little house with a well maintain lawn that caught my attention. I decided too stop and start up a genealogy conversation. Well the person who I saw sitting on the porch said, "I don't know much you would have to talk with my mother who is in her eighties."

I was extremely excited and seized the opportunity to talk with a living history book. Mrs. Lilian was born to Thomas and Carrie Johnson in 1928 in St. Helena, Louisiana. She was one of sixteen children. Some of siblings are Willie, Isaac Jessie, Walter, Rebecca, Thomas, Irene, Iretha, and Rose, these are the children who was listed on the 1940 U.S. Census.

Having someone to talk about people who were born in the early nineteen hundreds and the late eighteen hundreds was just what I needed. She gave me the names of two midwives that she could recall, two ladies by the name of Annie Sims and her grandmother Fannie Johnson who was part Indian and mulatto. She said that she didn't know Fannie maiden name because she was brought as a slave to someone plantation.

What Not Tree " Crab Apple and Pear" 
She told me how she walked for miles to attend school at the church at Black Creek the same place where she was baptized as a young child. She worked in the field with her brothers and sisters picking cotton, beans, corn, taking care of the livestock, milking cows before she went to school.  She talked about Venable Chapel and Pipkin Chapel Methodist Churches. She was the Sunday School Superintendent for forty-five years at Veneable Chapel A.M.E. in Greensburg, LA.

As the conversation continued we end up talking about canning pears and how the "what not tree" in her back yard is a cross between the grab apple and pear seed. I was happy to see the peach tree in her backyard blooming with peaches. Mrs. Womack is just a kind and sweet lady. She and I are making plans going to go to the cemetery at Veneable Chapel.

She and her son Kerry told me about the plant that is called the wild onion plant. I tasted the plant and it tasted like black pepper and onion. If anyone know how to live off the land it is Mrs. Lillian. Everything they ate they grew. I asked her if any of the younger people talked with her about her early years growing up without the amenities that we have today. She said, " they don't want to know about that kind of stuff."
Pepper Grass

Peach Tree
She is sweetheart and I really enjoyed sitting and talking with her. It's people like Mrs. Lillian that we need to be interviewing and preserving the oral history before we loose it. She is a very strong woman and her memory is very good. The Knighten, Johnson's is her relations and the Pounds and Womack is her deceased husband relations.

I only wish that more people would take interest in their family history. There is so much to learn and the rewards are great. Its nothing like sitting and talking with the elders to gain knowledge. They are waiting for us if only we take the time and talk with them. Especially if we are talking about people who they lived with and may have passed on. It helps their memory when we talk with about the times they came up in and the people who must of us are reading about on the census and other sources.



In Memory of Doris Harrell Wheat

One of my childhood memories of my cousin Doris Harrell Wheat was her beautiful smile and her kindness. Cousin Doris was my maternal second cousin, her father Palmer and my grandfather Jasper Harrell, Sr. were brothers. Cousin Doris was always kind to me and my brothers no matter when we visit her home. She always offered us something to eat or candy and cookies. I don't have to tell you which of the two my brothers and I chose. The candy and cookies of course.

Doris Harrell Wheat
Doris Harrell Wheat was born in 1923 to Palmer and Manilla McCoy Harrell in Amite, Louisiana. She had a very loving way with children. She made us feel welcome in her home when we went over to play with  her youngest son Bruce. I stopped by and talked with Bruce last week and he and I went down memory lane. We both talked about the time we busted a lot of watermelons in his father's garden and his father didn't raise his voice or showed any anger toward us. After my mother found out what we did she told cousin Henry to give us a good whipping and he said no, kids will be kids.

I miss cousin Henry and cousin Doris and I often think about them not only as good neighbors but kind and sharing family members. They wasn't the kind of people that bragged about anything, but they were the kind of people that shared what they had with the community and family.

When Bruce told me he had something to show me, he came out of his house with a picture of his mother and I was so happy to see her photograph. She was a beautiful woman that loved children. Bruce was the youngest of the family and he was a little spoiled by his parents. Me and my brothers liked playing with Bruce, he was as gentle as his mother and father. Bruce had older brothers and no sisters, he had nieces and nephews at an early age. Of course they didn't call him uncle Bruce.
The Wheat Family and Uncle Palmer Harrell

As kids we never had a fight and if we did our parents didn't get involved, matter of fact we had better settle whatever it was before they found out. Beside we didn't have many neighbors were we lived,  and the ones that lived closed by was family. We all played together and got along very well. We didn't care anything about being third cousin or fourth cousins, we were cousins and that's the way it was.

Living next door to cousin Henry and Doris was Roy Wheat the brother of cousin Henry. Roy and his wife had several children. The girls were very beautiful to me, we played with them as well. We all loved each other and thats the way it was. We spent long hours playing in the woods, hunting for antiques and animals. Sometimes we would go fishing or bike riding.

Our great grandmothers' Emma's house was right across the road from our house. Little did we know that house could have been full of antiques items from our great grandmother Emma and her children. That house stood until one family member decided to demolished the house, just like they demolished my grandparents house. The house the Wheat's built is still standing and one of their offsprings still live in the house, I was so happy to see that. The Wheat's may be gone but they are not forgotten.