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Of the three Masonic lodges in the area (Hammond, Slidell and Bogalusa)
which one is the oldest (or might have been around between 1831 and
Researching Smith (Uriah), Carman, Freeman, Georges, Hamilton, Hart,
Hartman, Joyner, Kemp, Regan, Warren, in St Tammany, St Helena and
Washington Parishes and Marion Co, MS.
My naem is Clovis La Fleur and I am reseaching the ZACHARY line. Georgina
Ann Zachary-Herrin was my Ggrandmother, her father was William A. U.
Zachary and her Grandfather was Bennett Hiram Zachary. Mauda Herrin-La
Fleur was my Grandmother and left records on the family tree I have been
trying to varify. Much I have found to be correct but have been having
problems with Bennetts family.
My Grandmothers records show Bennett, b. 1807, was the son of William
Zachary (1762-1811) and Elizabeth Dickson (Maybe Dickerson) of South
Carolina. Siblings, all born in South Carolina, were Wiley, b. 1798, Isaac,
William Jr., b. 1804, and Elizabeth, b. 1811. Isaac married Mary Mitilda
Owens Sept 14, 1819 in St. Helena Parish according to marriage records.
William married Delila Glover feb 23, 1825 in St. Helena Parish.
I found a record for Bennett in the 1833 St Tammany Parish voter census
showing as B. H. Zachary along with a Benjamin Zachary and Thomas Zachary.
My Grandmothers records indicated Bennett married a Unknow Stark b. 1811
in New York. This is the assumption I have been working with. After 1833,
Bennett and family moved to Newton Co., Texas.
>From a 1850 Census record, Newton Co. found a record showing Bennett
married Clarinda Bennet Dec. 24, 1833 in St. Tammany. His Father was
Benjamin Zachary and his Mother was Elizabeth Odom. This indicates Bennett
is not part of the above family!!! I have later found a record showing
Elizabeth Zachary, b. 1811 married William Hawley Stark before 1832. They
both died in Newton Co.
Would anyone in St. Helena or St. Tammany Parish know the connection
between these Zachary families? I believe its possible William and
Benjamin were brothers. My Grandmother has a note indicating a George
Zachary could be Williams Father. Any help to resolve this problem with my
family tree will be appreciated.
Clovis La Fleur
Looking for ancestors, descendants of Albert Whitcomb (b. Dec. 15, 1810,
Bolton, MA, d. Nov. 27, 1883, Palestine, Texas, married Sept. 2, 1839) and
his wife, Mary Ellen Smith (b. June 27, 1823 unknown place, d. Jan. 26,
1884, Houston, TX, Mother was named Hannah unknown Smith.).
1. Ella Whitcomb, married unknown Carter and unknown Bascom
2. Edwin Whitcomb
3. Wesley Mallory Whitcomb, married Zadie Elliot
4. Frank Whitcomb
5. Joseph Lathem Whitcomb
6. Mary Ellen Whitcomb, b. Jan. 15, 1847, d. April 20, 1937, married 1863
Marius Senette of Centerville, St. Mary Parish, LA
7. Anneta Whitcomb, b. May 16, 1857, d. Sept. 25, 1920, married June 22,
1875, John Jefferson Tucker.
Albert Whitcomb was born December 15, 1810 in Bolton, Mass. The story is
told that he ran away from his Mass. home at the age of 16, boarded a ship
in Boston harbor - evidently sailed to Louisiana.
He met Mary Ellen Smith whom he married September 2, 1839 in Covington,
Louisiana. They had 14 children, the first born in 1840.
Albert operated a number of schooners plying between Covington and New
Orleans prior to the Civil War. He was listed as a Lake Captain in the 1860
census. Reverses came as a result of the war that absorbed whaever monetary
gains he made (Confederate money was worthless).
The Albert Whitcomb family left Covington after 30 years and sailed to
Texas. A clever method was devised to help deckhands identify cargo
destinations. Using playing cards, a landing was designated "Queen of
Hearts", "Jack of Diamonds", etc. The Whitcomb luggage was marked "King of
Spades", meaning destination was Jefferson. They later drifted down to
Houston by rail - lived in house (not sure whether or not they purchased
the house) on the banks of Buffalo Bayou on Runnels Street.
(Aneta Whitcomb and John Jefferson Tucker were married in Houston, June 2,
In 1877, Albert was 67 and Mary Ellen (his wife) was 54. Albert might have
sat on his front porch and watched small boats or schooners come and go. He
died in Palestine, Texas, November 27, 1883, seemingly from old age (73) -
got listed as William Whitcomb in Harris County Vital Statistics Archives
(Dr. Thomas Coley). There is no information on where he is buried.
Mary Ellen Smith Whitcomb (his wife for 44 years) died two months later in
Houston, January 26, 1884.
Thanks to all!
San Jose, CA
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