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New Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
Watson, Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Read 23 March 2001
George E. Crotty III
29 Dec 1940- 12 Aug 1987
Married 31 Sept. 1960
27 July 1937 -
Cecil Murray Wesley
29 Sept. 1939 - 30 Dec 1997
Pearley E. Wesley
18 Feb. 1904 - 9 Dec. 1980
Married 18 June 1925
29 March 1908 - 20 Dec. 1997
24 May 1923 - 11 June 1999
Married 26 Dec. 1942
22 Aug. 1926 - 19 Dec. 1996
Hulie R. Purvis "Butch"
18 Feb. 1956 - 16 March 1980
George L. Hunt Sr. "G.L."
1 Sept. 1929 - 22 Dec. 1993
Cpl. US Army, Korea
Married 24 Dec. 1950
Roger Dale Morris Jr.
24 Nov. 1978 - 27 Nov. 1978
Rev. Leslie A. Morris
27 Nov. 1911 - 7 July 1977
Married 2 April 1933
30 April 1914 - 7 July 1977
Owen G. Rodriguez
3 Feb. 1910 - 28 Sept. 1986
17 Oct 1909 - 16 Sept. 1974
Mae T. May
9 Sept. 1908 - 8 March 1980
4 Aug. 1910 - 31 Dec. 1993
Married 30 Oct. 1934
26 Sept. 1910 - 11 Oct. 1998
H. Douglas Cowart "Doug"
20 May 1940 - 29 Sept. 1989
Jerry Dean Erwin
24 Sept. 1944 - 6 June 1979
Sam Boliver Erwin
12 March 1915 - 16 March 1975
Leslie Kinchen Erwin
24 Dec. 1927 - 10 Dec. 1994
Kathy Reinninger Pope
20 Dec. 1953 - 9 June 1997
Sidney W. Reinninger
17 Feb. 1923 - 21 March 1977
James Carl Guillory
2 Dec. 1925 - 3 April 1997
9 July 1949 -
Jesse Howard Reinninger
1920 - 1977
Lawrence Harvey Reinninger
1918 - 1978
Robert Keith Raborn "Robby"
25 Sept. 1963 - 13 Aug. 1993
George Percy Hill
19 Oct. 1908 - 19 July 1985
2 March 1915 - 12 March 1989
Joe Gibson Kirkland
25 May 1922 - 11 June 1992
Married 1 April 1946
14 June 1925 -
2 Feb. 1927 -
Leroy Morgan Jr. "Lee"
2 Dec. 1955 - 30 Aug. 1981
14 Sept. 1927 - 4 March 1999
George L. Mullins
7 June 1920 - 13 Dec. 1992
Pvt. US Army, WW II
Dagmar Dee Erwin "Sunset"
5 Nov. 1956 - 16 May 1977
Woodrow E. Erwin
3 Jan. 1918 - 23 Feb. 1978
Married 3 Dec. 1943
28 June 1920 - 24 Oct. 1980
Edward Erwin "Eddie"
24 May 1980 - 30 Sept. 2000
Ruby Grace Benefield
9 Aug. 1940 - 6 Sept. 1976
Wife of Harold J. Benefield
Frank H. Daniel
26 Dec. 1899 - 24 April 1980
Wilson T. Facundus
6 Oct. 1913 - 14 March 1982
Pfc. US Army, WW II
Married 23 Dec. 1938
28 JUne 1919 -
Henry L. Achord Sr.
25 Sept. 1908 - 9 July 1994
Married 21 May 1928
Rosa E. "Dutch"
22 July 1909 - 29 June 1984
Oliver F. Moore
3 Dec. 1918-
20 Nov. 1921 - 15 June 1992
Beverly Ann Cavin Bain "Boo"
4 Oct. 1955 - 20 May 1987
Allen Nelson Rogers
6 April 1910 - 3 Jan. 1999
Aussie Odean Rogers
4 May 1926 - 15 July 1994
Milton Joseph Lachney Sr.
9 Aug. 1920 - 19 July 1995
Married 14 April 1940
5 Feb. 1923 -
Shannon Lee Beeson
10 June 1971 - 4 Aug. 1996
John Sidney King
11 Sept. 1922 - 22 Feb. 1989
Pfc. US Army, WW II
Married Wed. 28 June 1948
26 Dec. 1929 -
J.J. Massingill "Joe"
30 Aug. 1925 - 22 Sept. 1988
US Navy, WW II
(on military plate as James J. Massingill Cox)
Henry L. Achord Jr.
15 April 1949 - 7 May 1995
James Abner Erwin
1 Jan. 1906 - 28 March 1988
8 Sept. 1905 - 11 Nov. 1989
Jerry D. Sibley Jr.
30 July 1955 - 17 March 1998
Married 19 April 1973
8 Dec. 1956 -
Gerald Keith Edwards
29 June 1952 - 11 Nov. 1997
Sgt. US Air Force, Vietnam
Monica Lane Cowart "Moni"
6 July 1971 - 17 Feb. 1991
Jesse C. Buzbee Sr.
5 July 1907 - 5 Sept. 1987
Larry Ray Watson
27 Nov. 1945 - 12 Feb. 1997
Married 19 Sept. 1964
Julia Smith "Judy"
30 July 1945 -
Jodi Shaundel Addison
2 Jan. 1971 - 15 April 1989
Daughter of Bobby & Vergie Allen
24 Feb. 1934 - 15 May 1994
Charles E. McDonald
9 July 1935 - 24 Nov. 2000
Subject: [Q-R] CHAUVIN / JETTE
Hi Mitch .... Looked thru all of Vercheres & Chambly counties. Only
2. Approx. dates would have helped me.
Jean-Baptiste CHAUVIN (Jean & Madeleiene BLAIN), m. 1 Aug. 1763,
Ste.Trinite, Contrecoeur, Ver., M. Angeline or Angelique TESSIER (Pierre
& M.Madeleine JACQUES) Per its Mar. Reg. Tanguay notes his mother as
M.Marthe BLIN. He married 2nd if you're interested.
Louis JETTE (Pierre & M.Angelique BARABE),
m. 2nd 12 Jan. 1778, St.Joseph, Chambly, M.Josephte GOGUET (Joseph &
M.Marthe FONTAINE) Per its Mar. Reg.
I am putting some past articles of "Expert Genealogy" online at the following address
There is a place to subscribe to the free online newsletter, which is sent via
Also, on the homeplace are "Online Bible Records" from States all over the US. This is
my private collection, and I put it on the internet for those who are interested.
Jeannette H. Austin
I am trying to gather names for a list of all cousins doing research on the
Would those of you that are connected, please send me your name and where
you are located (town&state), so that I may add you to the list. I will then
mail the list to you.
Linda Louviere d'Amours
Biography of Felix G. Bosworth (1809 - 1847)
Submitted by Jeanne Johnson, jj(a)tampabay.rr.com, March 11, 2001
The first judge of Carroll Parish was Honorable Judge Felix G. Bosworth.
Judge Bosworth's life was less than honorable at times and indeed colorful.
Felix G. Bosworth was born in 1809. Four years earlier, his father William
Bosworth married Patience Manning in Lexington, Kentucky. Early tax records
indicate that William owned taxable property in Nashville, Tennessee, by
1811. Felix most likely spent the majority of his childhood years at
Nashville where his father had established a hemp rope factory on the banks
of the Cumberland River. William was the son of a wealthy and enterprising
patriarch who had migrated to Kentucky in the early 1800's from New
England. William was wealthy in his own right and Felix no doubt
experienced a privileged childhood as the son and grandson of wealthy and
In a deposition taken for a Tennessee Supreme Court case regarding his
father's estate, it was stated that Felix studied law in Ephain Foster's
office in Nashville [correct name is Ephraim H. Foster, a prominent lawyer
and senator]. "His father had set him up as a lawyer, bought him books,
etc. and gave him a horse and money just before he had married in Louisiana
and told him never to come to him for anything else, that he must work for
himself, that he had got more than his share in being twice set up in the
world as a lawyer."
According to a local history book of Carroll Parish, the parish's first
judge was a "young lawyer in this twenties" named Felix Bosworth, having
been appointed this position by the governor in 1832. At age 23, he was the
youngest parish judge. One wonders if Felix's wealthy father and
grandfather or his association with Ephraim H. Foster helped Felix obtain
the appointment. Perhaps this appointment is what brought Felix to Carroll
Two years later, Felix married Elizabeth Lester Beiller on August 16, 1834
in Jefferson County, Mississippi. Felix and his wife lived at the 1200-acre
Holly Place plantation near the Tensas Bayou at Lake Providence and had
three children. First born Felix Bieller Bosworth died at the tender age of
nineteen months during a visit to Lexington, Kentucky in 1838. Daughters
Anne and Ida were born between the years 1845 and 1847.
In 1844, Felix and Elizabeth ventured to Nashville and returned with nearly
$1200 worth of rope and bagging obtained from Felix's father for their
plantation operations at Lake Providence. At the same time, Felix borrowed
$500 in cash from his father. These debts remained unpaid despite the fact
that his father dispatched an agent to Lake Providence in the following
year to collect the debts. The claim was then placed in the hands of a
lawyer. In the year of his death in 1858, William stated to a friend that
Felix had not paid the debts and had "acted very badly with him" by not
Felix probably had the means to repay his father. In the 1840 census, Felix
owned 88 slaves; he owned downtown real estate in Lake Providence; and he
wagered $100 bets on horse races ($100 in 1840 was equivalent to $1559.80
in the year 2000). Following his death at Vera Cruz during the Mexican War,
Major Felix Bosworth's body was shipped back home for burial. Throughout
the war with Mexico, it was the practice of the U.S. Army to bury the dead
in mass graves on or near the battlefield where they fell. The bodies of
soldiers who died later of their wounds or from other causes were also
buried in a nearby location. Only a few bodies were shipped back to the
U.S. Most of these were officers whose families could afford the expense.
Newspaper reports of incidents in the judge's life reflect a colorful and
somewhat notorious individual. In a letter published by Jacob Owen in The
Carroll Democrat on January 24, 1892, Owen wrote that Judge Bosworth had
just one hand when he saw the judge and that he thought the missing hand
had been "shot off in an attempt to take forceable possession of his
father-in-law's property. An attempt was made to impeach the Judge, but
like all such it failed, though if half of what was said of him was true,
he richly deserved it." Published in the Richmond Compiler, April 11,
1843: "Judge Felix Bosworth, of the Parish of Carroll, in the State, was
shot on the 13th, by a young man on the plantation of Mr. Behler".
After Felix's death in 1847 at age 39, his widow Elizabeth remained in
Carroll Parish and married widower Henry B. Blackburn on October 18, 1849.
She died nineteen months later on May 6, 1852 at the age of 34.
Felix and Elizabeth are buried in the Lake Providence City Cemetery. Felix'
s monument reads, "Those flowers I train'd of many a hue - Along the path
to bloom - And little thought that I might strew - Their leaves upon thy
tomb; Beyond that tomb I life mine eye - Thou art not dead, thou coulds't
Thanks Sandra, I'm going to write him and see what he needs. I have
numerous relatives from New Brunswick, Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, etc. [Mary Towne Estey, the Salem witch is one of my
Evangeline, Jackson, and St. Landry Parishes
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> From: "Sandra Tipton" <dooziet(a)home.com>
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> Hi, everyone! I just got this message today and I thought this would be the
> best place to post it. Please email Joseph (NOT ME) if you are interested
> in this.
> Hi, I noticed your adv looking for help. I have access to the New Brunswick
> Archives, University of New Brunswick New Brunswick Legislative Library,
> Moncton University, Centre de etude (acadian) New Brunswick Museuem and
> other locations in doing historical and genealogical research. I am
> presently working on my book in regards to the Acadians and Cajuns. I
> would be willing to do research at this end if I could have someone do
> research down at that end . Please post my message and hopefully we both
> can benefit from some arrangement. I hope to go to Louisiana in the near
> future to do some research.. Merci, Joseph Bonnevie dit Beaumont. I can be
> contacted at joebonnevie(a)geocities.com.
> Sandra S. Tipton
> LAGenWeb Archives Project Coordinator
> Are you interested in becoming a File Manager? Do you know someone who is?
> Concordia Parish, LA
> USGenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~laconcor
> Archives Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/la/concordi.htm
> Tensas Parish, LA
> USGenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~latensas
> Personal Web Site
> Who Are The Tiptons? http://thetiptons.rootsweb.com
> Contact Information
> EMail: dooziet(a)home.com
> ICQ #: 3000482
> AIM: SandraTip
> Home Phone: 615-451-1517
Symposium will shed light on Cajun genetics
Researchers target hereditary illnesses
By John Pope
Staff writer/The Times-Picayune
The relative isolation of Cajun Louisiana over the centuries has made
for a distinctive and justly celebrated culture of food and music, but
also for something less merry: heightened incidence of certain genetic
diseases and disorders.
It's the result of the core population's remaining relatively constant
over the centuries, said LSU geneticist Bronya Keats, who has studied
the Cajun population for 17 years.
"This limits your gene pool and raises the possibility that people in
the same population are carrying the same defective genes," she said.
Among these hereditary conditions are Friedreich's ataxia, an affliction
affecting the spinal column that causes twitching and a loss of
coordination, and Usher syndrome, which causes deafness and blindness.
More common illnesses that can be inherited include obesity, diabetes
and some forms of cancer.
While some conditions may occur once in every 50,000 births in the
general American population, the likelihood of finding those disorders
in Cajun babies can be 2½ times greater, Keats said.
A free symposium on these diseases and progress in detecting and,
eventually, correcting them will be held Saturday at Nicholls State
University in Thibodaux.
"Genetics of the Acadian People," sponsored by Nicholls and Louisiana
State University Health Sciences Center's Molecular and Human Genetics
Center, is designed to present scientific information to a lay audience.
It will start at 9 a.m. in Talbot Theater on the Nicholls campus, and is
scheduled to last until 4:30 p.m.
Besides tracking relatively rare afflictions, genetic research in that
part of Louisiana has widespread benefits, said John Doucet, a Nicholls
"If we understand how people suffer from diabetes and obesity at the
genetic level, we're helping hundreds of millions of people," he said.
The prospects for progress are even better now that the human genome --
the chromosomal blueprint of human life -- has been mapped, Doucet said.
"All we need is to go into somebody's DNA and look for a defect," he
said. "There are ways we are looking at right now that will let us go in
there and fix it or replace it."
The close-knit Cajun community has been an object of intense scientific
concern, not only because of what researchers can learn there but also
because of the importance of such matters as education and genetic
counseling, said Keats, a conference organizer.
"Our goal is to provide education in genetics and genetic diseases in
the Acadian population, but at the same time to explain that the Acadian
population is a model for other populations," she said. "Diseases that
occur in the Acadians are occurring in other populations."
In discussions with residents of southwest Louisiana, Keats said,
researchers want to make one point clear: These afflictions are nobody's
"It's not anything they did wrong," she said. "It's the luck of the
Saturday's meeting is the second to inform people about genetic
illnesses and investigations in southwest Louisiana. Organizers hope to
attract about 400 people.
The day will feature a mixture of speeches and small-group meetings
where participants can question researchers. Topics will include the
roles genes play in cancer, obesity, diabetes and mental illness;
genetic testing and counseling; and gene-based therapies.
Although the symposium is free, preregistration is recommended because
seating is limited. Participants can register by calling Judy Laborde at
568-6117 or by going to www.lsuhsc.edu/centers/genetics.
John Pope can be reached at jpope(a)timespicayune.com or at (504)
Hi, everyone! I just got this message today and I thought this would be the
best place to post it. Please email Joseph (NOT ME) if you are interested
Hi, I noticed your adv looking for help. I have access to the New Brunswick
Archives, University of New Brunswick New Brunswick Legislative Library,
Moncton University, Centre de etude (acadian) New Brunswick Museuem and
other locations in doing historical and genealogical research. I am
presently working on my book in regards to the Acadians and Cajuns. I
would be willing to do research at this end if I could have someone do
research down at that end . Please post my message and hopefully we both
can benefit from some arrangement. I hope to go to Louisiana in the near
future to do some research.. Merci, Joseph Bonnevie dit Beaumont. I can be
contacted at joebonnevie(a)geocities.com.
Sandra S. Tipton
LAGenWeb Archives Project Coordinator
Are you interested in becoming a File Manager? Do you know someone who is?
Concordia Parish, LA
USGenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~laconcor
Archives Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/la/concordi.htm
Tensas Parish, LA
USGenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~latensas
Personal Web Site
Who Are The Tiptons? http://thetiptons.rootsweb.com
ICQ #: 3000482
Home Phone: 615-451-1517
I just got through on Netscape. Didn't bother to try Explorer. Spot
checked the first and last files on each subpage, and they all worked, so
I'm assuming all is well.
Karen Mabry Rice,
USGenWeb Archives Coordinator
Union Parish, Lousiana
I haven't had a chance to go in and see how my changes work. Just as I was
about to I got the message that Netscape couldn't find the server, so I
tried Explorer and got a similar message. So I decided to see what would
happen if I cranked up the FTP program - it couldn't locate the server
either. Obviously the mail server is working as our e-mails are going
through. Has anyone heard what's going on?
Karen Mabry Rice,
USGenWeb Archives Coordinator
Union Parish, Lousiana
Got East and West Carroll changed and up. Slow but not too bad. To open some of my pages on the internet I had to reload. Has anyone else had to do this and do we need to post a temporary message indicating this?
East &West Carroll
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