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Would be interested in getting genealogy info on both Bagur
and Cornibe surnames, particularly in St. Tammany. Maybe
we could compare notes. Please contact me at my email
Anyone ever heard of a William Joe Roper ? b. July of 1867 in
Alabama. He married Mary Jane Mattie Wilson b. Oct of 1869. They had 3
children: William Bill, Annie Hazeltina, Ruby. They were found on the 1900
census in Heidelberg, Jaspar County, Mississippi. He is listed as a Baptist
preacher. They are found in Attala County, Mississippi on the 1910 census. By
1920 she has remarried. Rumor has it he had T.B. and boarded a train for New
Orleans, and died while traveling to there. His wife never heard from him, or
where he is buried. Thank you. Johnie
Local historians to speak at Louisiana Purchase symposium on March 22, 2003
Authors will discuss Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, Natchitoches, Rapides
Three preeminent Louisiana author/historians are scheduled to present papers
at the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial symposium set for Saturday, March 22,
2003 at the Mansura Pavilion, L’Eglise Street in Mansura, Louisiana. With the
theme “The Creole Trail: Home of Louisiana’s First Families,” this program
will feature presentations on the interconnected histories and genealogies of
Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles and Natchitoches Parishes, three of the oldest
settlements in the Mississippi Valley.
The symposium, open to the public without charge, is being coordinated by La
Commission des Avoyelles, and participants will be welcomed by the La
Commission executive committee consisting of Carlos Mayeux, president; Faye
E. Treux, vice president; Marilyn B. Coco, secretary-treasurer; Dan Michel,
historian; Clyde M. Neck, executive officer; and Wayne L. Coco, architectural
advisor. Registration will open on the morning of the event at 9 a.m., and
pre-registration may be made by contacting the Avoyelles Commission of
Tourism at 1-800-833-4195. The program, consisting of three presentations and
a refreshment recess, will last from 9:30 until 12:30.
The three speakers will be Brian Costello of New Roads, Robert “Bobby
DeBlieux of Natchitoches and Randy DeCuir of Marksville, all of whom are
descended from Louisiana’s earliest French settlers and have published
extensively since their earliest professional careers.
Brian Costello, former editor of the Pointe Coupee Banner, has published 11
books on Louisiana history and culture since 1993, with his 12th anticipated
for release this summer. He has compiled tens of thousands of entries on the
Creole families of Pointe Coupee, St. James, St. Martin, St. Landry, Iberia,
St. Mary, Natchitoches and Rapides Parishes. President of Le Cercle
Historique in New Roads and chairman of the famous New Roads Lions Carnival
parade, it was Brian Costello who formulated the concept of a Louisiana “
“The river parishes from Baton Rouge to New Orleans are commercially touted
as the Great River Road, Southwest Louisiana is widely promoted as Acadiana
and Bayou Lafourche has existed as another, self-proclaimed segment of French
Louisiana,” Costello stated. “But what about Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles,
Rapides and Natchitoches Parishes? They were not areas of Acadian immigration
but bastions of an older Creole society that included European, African and
racially mixed peoples, predating the “Cajun” communities by several
generations. Indeed, a ‘Creole Trail” runs through our four subject
parishes, and it is my genuine hope that we come to be acknowledged as such,”
Costello, one of the youngest, and last, speakers of Pointe Coupee Parish’s
unique Creole dialect, will offer as his presentation at the Louisiana
Purchase Bicentennial symposium a paper entitled “Genealogical ties along the
Robert DeBlieux, former mayor of Natchitoches, is the author of The Garden
Club (fiction) as well as numerous tour guides on his native parish. A
nationally recognized authority on Louisiana vernacular architecture, he is
also an accomplished landscape painter. Founder of the Natchitoches Historic
Landmark District, DeBlieux is the owner and operator of a bed and breakfast
establishment in the historic Tante Huppe House on Natchitoches’ Front
Street, which is filled with vintage 19th century family furnishings,
portraits and rare books.
DeBlieux’ presentation will be entitled “A European Creole finds his roots
in France, and the European Creoles of Natchitoches and the Cane River
Randy DeCuir has published six books since his teenage years and is the
publisher of three Avoyelles Parish newspapers: The Weekly News, The Bunkie
Record and The Avoyelles Journal. For several years, he published the
Louisiana Roots periodical, while continuing his genealogical and historical
calling. DeCuir, who has traveled extensively in the home communities of his
French ancestors, was the coordinator of the huge DeCuir family reunion in
New Roads in 1995, which attracted descendants of pioneer Albert DeCuir from
across the nation.
Randy DeCuir’s paper will be entitled “Origins of the French Families of
All historians, genealogists and students of Louisiana history and culture
are encouraged to attend this event, which will form one of the highlights of
the yearlong, statewide observance of the bicentennial of the Louisiana
Looking for anyone with info on the children of Elija Jesse Sterling
b. 1851 d. Oct. 1927 & Sarah Sally Wallar b. 1853 d. Jan. 1940. Elija's
parents were Samuel Carlos Charles Sterling & Mary Robinson. Sarah's parents
were Green B. Wallar & Jane Blount. All were born in Louisiana. Some later
moved to Amite County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, Pike County,
Wilkinson County Mississippi. Elija and Sarah's children were : Robert b.
1871, Mary A. b. 1871, Viola Ollie b. 8-3-1872 ( she married James Lawrence
Forman ), Samuel b. 1875, Junas H. b. 1875, Sarah Jane b. 1877, Dora Ella b.
1880, Pine J. b. 1886, Albert b. 1889, Frank b. 1895. Thanks. Johnie
The LASTTAMM Mailing List is an e-mail list for genealogical research of St. Tammany Parish Louisiana. We are interested in any time period and all surnames pertaining to this geographic area.
The purpose of the LASTTAMM Mailing List is to band together those who research the St. Tammany Parish Louisiana geographic area, so that we can share experiences, examine sources, give advice, make suggestions that others may find the information they are seeking.
This is a discussion area for anyone who has an interest in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana genealogy and family history including migration patterns, immigration, historical sketches, census data, wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, etc. Experienced genealogists as well as 'newbies' are encouraged to contribute to and participate in this list.