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These files have been added to the archives today:
BIOS: Madison M. Melton Family submitted by Grady McFarland
OBITS: Harvey Joe Gorham submitted by Paula Gorham Fealko
LAND RECORDS: Martha Elizabeth Collins to Hattie Collins Adams submitted
Our thanks to these submitters!
I have found some original meetings for the referenced church. The church
was located in Rapides Parish...... in the Valentine area... some of the
addresses were: Otis, Elmer, Garnder......
We are putting together a book with these notes and also putting stories and
pictures of the families that attended....
We are at the ending stages of the book; and, I am sending this message to
see if anyone has stories, pictures, family history of any of the families
that attended the church.
If anyone has anything would you please email me and let me know.
Thanks so much....
G.W.M. Gorham Family Bible submitted by Linda Stephens
W.H. & Lathame Drewett to Thomas S. Collier submitted by Mike
8th LA Cavalry Regiment submitted by Charolette & Deborah Foshee
(scroll over to see parish names ... many from Winn)
Thanks to these!
This message is from:
I think that I have already inquired with you, but I am trying to find info
on my mothers family that lived in Winnfield. Her mother, Mary Mae Vaughn,
married my grandfather Oct. 13, 1919 and later divorced him and married Odus
Long. Grandmother died in 1935. I would like to see if any one left of her or
Odus' family may have a picture of her in their albums. I have been in
contact with Sue Badeaux, Karen Franks, Bill Holly and others, but no one
has pictures. My greatgrandparents were John Henry and Mary Jane Thomas
Vaughn if anyone knows of their parents I would appreciate any info they
could share. I think that someone may be putting this inquiry in the next
newsletter, I would appreciate adding the info regarding if anyone has any
pictures that they may have to share, I would appreciate any info that I can
get. 6 weeks ago I didn't know this much about my great grandparents. I also
have tried getting into a web site for the whole state of LA but can not get
to the page I need to imput my info into. Please continue to help me. my
email address is Debjohn(a)aol.com thank you so much for all the hard work
that goes into research!! I live in Simpsonville, SC now and my mom lives in
Mineral Wells Tx. her name in Glenver Cleo Franks everyone in Winnfield
called her Cleo. Thanks again! Deborah
you need to join the Winn Parish mailing list and get a lot more help.
You can join by sending the one word message
to the following address
The site address for Winn Parish La is
Hello to a growing list.
Today we have 156 subscribers to the LAWinn mailing list.
It may come as a surprise to some of you, but I'm currently writing a column
on Family History for the Winn Parish Enterprise. It will contain all types
of information in the column including data, how-to articles, book reviews,
etc. and queries. In fact, some columns may be just queries and/or book
reviews, depending on what is received.
Queries and data will be edited.
The past articles have addressed:
The Sikes Historian
Legacies & Legends (the WPGHA quarterly - Oct issue)
And the upcoming article for next week (Oct 27) will be on the Cockerham
If any of you would like to send in queries for inclusion in the column, I'll
print them on a first come basis. (If you send in more than one, they may
have to get rotated <grin> in order to give others a chance.) So, get me a
Send directly to me at <LaResearch(a)aol.com>. Please put NEWSPAPER QUERY in
the subject line.
Sorry to send this to the lists, but have made copies for someone and have
lost who it was for and address to send it to. If I promised copies and you
have not received them, please let me know....this is from the book: Nugent
Pioneers in South Central LA.
The copies I am getting ready to mail are going to:
Debbie in MI
Rochelle in CA
Pat in MO
Alice in Wisner, LA
Nelda in TN
Kathleen in Houston, TX
Cindi in Manor Tx
Linda in Arcadia, LA
Pam in Pasadena, TX
If I promised you a mailing on your family and do not have you listed above,
please write me.
Just passing on...
There will be an all day genealogy workshop held in Monroe at the Mormon
Church Saturday Oct 23, from 9 am to 3 pm
.............ADMISSION IS FREE
Sponsored by the Stake Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints (Monroe Stake)
North Louisiana Research
Native American Research
Black Ancestral Research
"Beginner" Genealogy Classes
Featuring "FamilySearch" the LDS online database
The location is at the LDS Stake Center on the corner of Evangeline and North
33rd Street. (I go through Monroe on Louisville? (the four-lane) and turn
left at the Walmart Super Center, turn right on Evangeline and go 3-4 blocks
until you see the "Family History Center" sign. Park in either parking lots
and come in any door. Will probably need to register at the front side
parking lot door.)
Don't know about lunch. There are several "fast foods" within a couple of
blocks toward NLU: Taco Bell, McDonald, Burger King, etc.
Should be good (IT'S FREE <grin>)and you should be able to "network" a lot,
which is to me the best thing about a conference! See you there.
The minutes for the October meeting of the WPGHA have just been posted
on the WPGHA mailing list. All members of the organization should be on
that list. Please contact Jo Branch for information on subscribing and
please identify yourself as this is a closed list for members only. The
only way to receive the minutes or any other association business will
to be on that mailing list.
Files recently added to the Winn Archives:
Obit of William B. Castleberry submitted by Jo Castleberry Branch
Succession of Susan Frances Martin Drewett submitted by Mike Drewett
As always, our grateful thanks!
Also, something new ........ the 1810 Natchitoches Parish and Ouachita
Parish Census Images have been linked to our Census page ....... Why?
you ask ..... well for one thing, my boss said to :>) ....... and
because in 1810 what is now Winn Parish was located in both of these
It is my understanding that Dr. Mary Fletcher who published the Grant
Parish Cemeteries book c. 1990 is about to do an update. I have been
approached to assist in doing the Mt. Zion and Union Hill Cemeteries
near Wheeling. I agreed to assist, but hesitated as I was under the
impression that someone had already started these. Was it you, Gaytha?
If so, no need for me to get in the middle of it. If not, let me know
and I'll get back to the lady who contacted me and see if we can get it
Also, I am down to the last batch of Briley's Winn Cemetery books so if
anyone is interested, let me know. I have a handful left and hesitate
to have any more printed.
The following cemeteries have been added to our archives courtesy of Mr.
Frank Martin of Jena:
Marshall Jones Cemetery
New Salem Cemetery (typed by Linda P. Scroggs)
Also loaded a listing of Quattlebaum Graves submitted by Brenda Reed.
Thanks so much to both submitters and also to Linda Scroggs for typing
the New Salem file for me.
There is a short article about the History of Sanders Chapel taken from a
1952 news article and from Rev Michael McLaurin that was published in 1985
by the Winn Parish Historical Society
Library of Congress Cat Card No 85-051638, Denton Shell, Pres
I'm a member of the Winn Genealogical and Historical Association but I live
in Arizona - is there anyone who could check the library on the availability
of the above issue and/or article?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
The September, 1999 obits from the Winn Parish Enterprise have been
added to the Obit Main Page of the archives courtesy of Yvonne Jones.
The file contains obits for the following individuals:
Prentice L. Hayes
Carol S. Simpkins Yates
Loretta Faye Griffin
Margarete Ann "Maggie" Herring
W. Howard Boyett
Mary Elizabeth Walker
Lucy Mae Cunningham
Stephen Wayne Nunley
Esther Lea Smith Long
Velma Elizabeth Blake
Albert F. Green
Mary Ann Smith
Bertice A. Kelley
Clara O. Mercer
Thayron F. Thompson
Jimmy Lyndol Tucker
Geneva Rosier Hammett
Thanks so much, Yvonne!!!!!!
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For those of you on the LA list I apologize for the duplication. For
everybody else ...... you gotta see this! Scanned images of the actual
pages with a page selector that lets you "turn" to the page you want.
What a boon to CW history buffs!
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TO THE LIST:
I am forwarding this query, so if you respond you will have to type in her
email address. Please do not send to me as I know nothing more than this
In a message dated 10/4/1999 2:38:39 PM Central Daylight Time,
Query is from:
> Shirley Baker
> What happened to these two HIGGINBOTHAM sisters?
> Frances M. "Fannie" Higginbotham was born 1846 in Bienville Parish,
> Louisiana. Mary N. Higginbotham was born 1853 in Bienville Parish,
> Both sisters are listed with their siblings and parents on the 1860 Winn
> Parish census. Mary is 7 and Fannie is 14. Their mother died after 1860
> by 1880 their father and siblings are in Texas. These two girls are not in
> Texas with the rest of the family. Did they meet and marry their husbands
> Winn Parish? Any information would be appreciated.
> Shirley Baker
Subj: Web Page Query
Date: 10/4/1999 2:38:39 PM Central Daylight Time
From: sbaker(a)archone.tamu.edu (Shirley Baker)
What happened to these two HIGGINBOTHAM sisters?
Frances M. "Fannie" Higginbotham was born 1846 in Bienville Parish,
Louisiana. Mary N. Higginbotham was born 1853 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
Both sisters are listed with their siblings and parents on the 1860 Winn
Parish census. Mary is 7 and Fannie is 14. Their mother died after 1860 and
by 1880 their father and siblings are in Texas. These two girls are not in
Texas with the rest of the family. Did they meet and marry their husbands in
Winn Parish? Any information would be appreciated.