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Edward Livingston Historical
Thursday -- July 19, 2001
6:00 P. M.
Member of Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiana
New Additions to the holdings of the State Archives and on how
to research them.
Ephriam Bates Cemetery
St Helena Parish, this cemetery is on Parish Rd 89
which is off Hwy 43 north of a little town called Easleyville. The turn off
to the cemetery appears to be about 2 miles below the MS-LA line on hwy 43 .
You walk in the gate and there is on the left:
Sgt. John R Bates
Co. B, 4th LA Inf
beside him is
Amanda J. Welch (no dates)
Behind John R. is
Pvt. John Bates
LA Militia 2nd Div 12th & 13th Regt
War of 1812
(I wonder if this is John R.'s father?)
beside him (And behind Amanda) is
Elizabeth Robertson (no dates)
Behind them is
Thomas Bates 1777-1827
Elizabeth Holliday 1795-1816
To the right of Ms Holliday is
Ephriam H Bates
1817 Texas that is all that was on the headstone
To the right of him is
Mariah Louise Newson (no dates)
to the right of her is
John H Bates 1823-1826
Behind Ephriam H and Mariah Newson (by the back of the cemetary) is
Rev Ephriam Bates (had "War" on marker)
Sarah Griswold 1750 - 1841
Also, even with John R. and to the right when you walk in is one marked
The cemetary isn't but 30 x 30 square or so. I kinda mapped it out. Would
have took pictures, but can't find my digital camera, and my regular one is
out of film. Maybe next time.
All the markers were wooden crosses, except, John R., and John Bates which
had government markers.
As to the dates, I don't know what to tell you.
July 6, 2001
Elsie Mary Whipple LeJeune Elsie Mary Whipple LeJeune, 87, a native and
resident of Bourg, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to funeral time
Saturday at St. Ann Community Center in Bourg. Mass will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. T.C. (Shirley) Jolly of New Orleans.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clement LeJeune; her parents,
Thomas and Lottie Hotard Whipple; and one sister, Edrie Whipple Hanna.
She was a retired librarian after 48 years with the Terrebonne Parish Public
Library in Bourg. She was a member of the Terrebonne Genealogical Society and
a parishioner of St. Ann Catholic Church.