Queries July thru August 1998

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BIRD, CURTIS, MCCOLLISTER posted by Geneva Email: nannyg@worldnetla.net on Monday, July 20, 1998

Seeking info of James CURTIS married to Zelphy BIRD on Feb. 04, 1804. They married either in Ms. or St. Landry Parish. He died on Jan. 21, 1838 in Opelousas. Is there a will or other info on him? What about his wife? We believe that she is possibly Native American. We have nothing on her parents. Would appreciate any help you could give me. They had 2 sons who married in Opelousas, William and James. They married MCCOLLISTER sisters.

BOUDREAU, MORVILLE posted by Sandra Wagner Email: sandra@fgi.net on Monday, July 20, 1998

I am looking for any information on Lillial BOUDREAU and Cleophas MORVILLE who married August 25, 1880 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Thank you in advance.

FUQUA, KELLER posted by Michael Keller Email: tmkeller@bellatlantic.net on Monday, July 20, 1998

I am researching for family connections of a William Henry KELLER b 1824 in one of the W. Fla parishes of LA. I have a definate location in 1880 in Elmswood, LA ,Vernon parish census. I think I located him in 1870 in St Landry census and have a possible ID in 1860 working for a Mr. FUQUA as well as bording with him. Mr FUQUA was younger and had apparently inherited a store in Marksville as he was aroung 18 yrs of age. Are general history records of the area and time available?

BERWICK, MERRIMAN posted by Michael Ann Coker Email: cokerma@worldnet.att.net on Monday, July 20, 1998

Would like to know the children of John I. MERRIMAN and Mary Angelica BERWICK who mrd in 1794 in St Landry Parish. I was told they are possible parents of my ancestor Sarah MERRIMAN b ca 1814 in LA.

JARDOIN, JORDAN posted by Brenda Mouton-Jordan Email: brendamj@aol.com on Monday, July 20, 1998

I am researching the JORDAN family of/around the St. Landry parish. The original surname spelling was JARDOIN. Any information passed along would be greatly appreciated.

HARDEY, MILLARD, SPALDING posted by J Pat Smith Email: jpatcats@aol.com on Monday, July 20, 1998

Researching the family of William F. HARDEY, m1 to Sarah SPALDING who died 1845; m2 to Elizabeth M MILLARD of St. Mary Co, MD, July, 1847. Elizabeth was the sister of Dr. Edward M MILLARD and Dr. Henry J. MILLARD, Grand Coteau, LA. Wm. HARDEY'S succession records are missing from the St Landry Crt House and the library does not have information on him. Was he related to Thomas HARDEY?? The MILLARD'S were siblings of my ggggfather and were from St. Mary Co, MD. The Hardey's were also from Maryland. More than happy to share what information I have on these families. Response via email appreciated.

PHILLIPS, SOILEAU posted by Lisa Martin Email: drew@bga.com on Monday, July 20, 1998

I am interested in more information on James PHILLIPS, born April 5, 1876. He was married to Aimee Ellizabeth SOILEAU on January 18, 1899 in St. Landry Parish. His father was Largee (Largy) PHILLIPS married to Marie Ann ? Does anyone have information on this family? James was my great grandfather. Some of the family may have orginated in the Evangeline Parish area.

ANDERSON, LONG, MURDON, PICKETT, WURDON posted by Julia Long Towles Email: julilong@bellsouth.net on Monday, July 20, 1998

Before 1870, my gg-grandfather Charles Pickett LONG (b. 1810 MS, d. abt. 1865-70 LA, son of Francis LONG and Mary K. PICKETT) moved from Pointe-Coupee to Washington with wife PollY MURDON/WURDON and son John Douglas LONG (b.1856). Near him was son William LONG b. abt. 1838 (wife Bridget, children: Milli b. abt. 1859, Charles b. abt. 1870, Tom b. abt. 1872, James b. abt. 1873, Mansell b. abt. 1878, boy b. abt. 1880.) Charles Pickett LONG next m. Emily, with daughter Malissia. 1880 census of Washington lists C.P. LONG's daughter Martha ANDERSON, widow, with children: Henry b. abt. 1870, John b. abt. 1872, Effie b. abt 1874. John Douglas Long moved to SC about 1895. His son John Douglas LONG Jr had eight sons whom he named for family connections:Earle Harmond, Kenneth Howard, John Douglas III, Thomas Burton, Lewis Pickett, Francis James, Robert Cameron, William Clifton. Would appreciate any information and would very much like to hear from relatives.

CHEVALIER, LAPRAIRIE, LEDOUX, POIRET posted by Carol Doyle Email: johngee@asbank.com on Tuesday, August 4, 1998

I am looking for information on Joseph CHEVALIER-POIRET, Sr. and Jr. Joseph POIRET, Sr. married Francoise LEDOUX; Joseph POIRET, Jr. married Rosalie LAPRAIRIE. According to Rev. Hebert's books, the marriages were recorded in Opelousas Church. Does anyone know if these records have been copied and are on file somewhere besides the church archives?

JACK, JACQUE, JACQUES posted by Sheila Davis-Wynter Email: sdaviswy@finance.ucla.edu on Tuesday, August 4, 1998

I'm trying to find any information on Leonce, Mayonce or Leon JACK's ancestory. Their parents grandparents etc. Any information would be most helpful. They were from St. Landry Parish.

COURVILLE, FRUGE posted by Ruth A. McVey Email: mac@lcc.net on Tuesday, August 4, 1998

NOTE1: NOTE2:Researching Virgle FRUGE' b. 9/19/1814 & MARIE Louise COURVILLE b. 2/5/1813. Children Pierre b. 1836?, Eugenie b. 12/22/1849 (Grand Coteau area, Louise b. 1840, Arthermise b. 1845 & Susanne b. 1847. Please contact me with any info you have on this family.

PITRE, SMITH posted by Steven W. PITRE Email: biyoucrew@aol.com on Tuesday, August 4, 1998

Searching for PITRE family geneology dating back as far as possible. Grandparents are Elridge PITRE who was married to Ena SMITH. Their children are Elridge, Jr., Jean, Jesse, and Joseph(JC).

FOX, MCGINNIS, MCKINNEY posted by Lynelle Cowan Stevenson Email: lynelle@linknet.net on Wednesday, August 5, 1998

McKINNEY Ladies /Ala, La. I'd love to find out something about this family after 25 years of looking! I call it my McKINNEY ladies mystery. Sarah A. MCKINNEY was born ca 1832 in Alabama. She married Robert L. FOX 1852, and in their home in Rapides Parish La. in 1860, there was a William MCKINNEY born ca 1839 Alabama. In 1872 a Manora Valsico (Val) MCKINNEY married N.L. McGINNIS in Sarah's home. Val was born 1857 Alabama. Val died in 1891 and N.L. MCGINNIS married "Val's cousin" Fanny E. MCKINNEY of Opelousas La. It is known that Fanny E. MCKINNEY's father was Kinchen W. MCKINNEY. Val's father was named in her obituary as "Jesse MCKINNEY of Alabama". Can anyone please help me unscramble these ladies?

FALL, FAUL, MILLER, THAISON posted by Kathy Faul Email: justin@computron.net on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

Reasearching Jean "of Germany" FAUL married Marie Therese MILLER, daughter of Jacob MILLER and Ann Marie THAISON. Earliest record of Jean FAUL (FALL) is 1796, St. Landry Parish. Trying to find out when and how he got to Louisiana. Would also like info when MILLER's left Germany. Know they were in Maryland before getting to Louisiana.

DUGAS, HARRY, MORGAN posted by Barbara Morgan Email: bobbie@beau.lib.la.us on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

My Great Grandmother, Marie Olivia DUGAS, who was married to Gustave HARRY was living in St. Landry Parish,(New Iberia) when he died in June, 1869. In the census of 1870, she was living there with my grandmother Celestine HARRY, 2 at the time and her younger sister, Mathilda, age 1. After this I do not find my great grandmother listed in census, death records, etc. My grandmother married Thomas James MORGAN, Jr., and Mathilda later married and both were still going by the last name of HARRY. My great grandmother, Marie Olivia DUGAS HARRY, was about 34 when my great grandfather died. She could have remarried, but I find no record of this. Any one knowing anything about her, please get in touch thru my email.

CHAPMAN, CHATEAU, GAUTHIER, GRADENIGO, GRADNEY, MOTTE posted by Annette Lockett Email: annette_lockett@MSN.com on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

Researching family of Ozama Blaise MOTTE who married Annette GAUTHIER on 1/27/1881 in St. Landry Parish. parents of Ozama were Blaise MOTTE and Aimee CHATEAU (CHAPMAN). Parents of Annette were Charles and Adele GAUTHIER. I am looking for a connection between Blaise MOTTE and Amidee MOTTE (possibly brothers) who married Rosalie GRADNEY (GRADENIGO) on 3/27/1894, as well as a connection between Annette GAUTHIER and Edward GAUTHIER (possibly brother and sister) who married Cora Magdellene GRADNEY (GRADENIGO) on 10/23/1894.

MENIER, MEUNIER, MEUNIERE posted by Eugene Kirk Menier Email: kmenier@premier.com on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

I'm looking for any information on the family name MENIER, MEUNIER, MEUNIERE. I do know that they lived in St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes.

BARRETT, JEANSONNE, JOHNSON posted by Kathryn Coombs Email: klcoombs@aol.com on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

Looking for info on Barbara (or Babet) BARRETT(or BARRATT or BARET)who married Joseph Gilbert JEANSONNE (also spelled JOHNSON)in 1837, probably in St. Landry Parish. They were listed in St. Landry Parish census of 1850 with 5 children. Can't find them anywhere in 1860 census. Barbara BARRET's parentage unknown. Any clues on BARRETT families in the area? She may have been English/Scotch Irish or the name may have been French, e.g. Baret, Barre, etc.