St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Queries
Dec. 28, 1996 - December 1998


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Janey E. Joyce Sat Dec 28 15:37:44 1996---WATSON
WATSON - Would like to make contact with others researching the Watson families in St. Helena Parish, La. My great-great-grandparents, William Watson and Celia (@Selah) Watson, married in St. Helena Parish in 1821. Was he the son of Sanuel and Jane (?) Watson and the brother of Artemus Watson? She was the daughter of the widow Dicey Watson. Who was her father? Who was the Sampson Watson who signed the marriage request of William and Celia Watson.

Glenda Myers Sat Dec 28 17:39:27 1996-----HAYS, DYKES
Parker HAYS born in South Carolina about 1800 was the father of John A. HAYS born 15 Feb 1822 in Mississippi. Who was John's mother? Parker HAYS' wife as listed on land documents dated 1837 in Washington Parish was Rachel DYKES. On succession records of Rachel DYKES' father (Isaac DYKES) in St. Helena Parish, there were five of Rachel's children mentioned but John was not included except as an assignee of Mary Nixon. Parker HAYS later married Eliza DAY. I think he had a first marriage to John A. HAYS' mother. Who was she?

Janey E. Joyce Sun Jan 26 16:22:05 1997 ---WILLIAMS
I would like to make contact with others who are researching the families of Hezekiah and Rhoda (Burgess?) Williams. They evidently went from South Carolina to the Natchez District, arriving in the district by 1783. He settled in what is now St. Helena Parish, La., around 1805. He died ca 1821. His children were Jane, wife of Samuel Watson, Elizabeth, wife of Jesse Hooper, Hezekiah Jr., Absalom, Jesse, Charles and Thomas. Janey E. Joyce

Josephine Lindsay Bass Sun Jan 26 16:45:50 1997 ---STANDDERD, COLLINSWORTH
John Hodges, Sr (1755-1821) wife was Ann STANDDERD (Standard?) came to St. Helena early 1800's from Greenville SC or GA. His dau ANN m. my ggf Rev. Wm Collinsworth on 18 Nov 1819 St. Helena. Were there any other STANDDERD'S in St. Helena? Who did they come with? John's Bible in 1960 was owned by Mrs. Alice Brew of Silver Springs, MD and Mrs. J. B. Ariail of Dallas, TX. Wonder where it is now? Wondering who James Collinsworth was, I find him also in Wilkerson Co. MS with some Hodges There too. Our web site-My Family-

Sue Wright Sun Jan 26 20:02:46 1997---McCLENDON
McCLENDON - Seeking information on John McClendon, died 1841 in St. Helena Parish, and wife Sara. Children named in will: Bryant, Lucinda M. m. William Henry Varnado, Nancy m. Allen Hayden, Sarah m. Mercer Beavers, Louanda m. George Williams, Jesse, John, Sabrah m. Samuel Patch, and Rebecca m. Daniel Sanders. Where in South Carolina did the family live before migrating to St. Helena Parish? Who were the parents of John McClendon and his wife, Sarah? Wish to exchange information with descendants. Thank you.

Richard R. Dietz Sun Jan 26 22:53:54 1997 ---HERRIN, WOMACK
I am seeking more info. about the ancestry of Celia Ann HERRIN who m. Colonel Abner Pryor WOMACK on 19 June 1805 in St. Helena Parish. If you have her ancestry, please write.

Barbara Strickland Thu Jan 30 09:02:54 1997 ---CAPERS
Would like additional information on James CAPERS who appears in the 1830 St. Helena Parish census.

A.J. Brewer-Stewart Thu Feb 13 23:06:39 1997 ---HOWELL, ELLIS, BARNES
Would like to correspond with others researching Charles, James and William HOWELL of St. Helena Parish early 1800's. Searching for parents of Sarah HOWELL b 1824, m Ransom ELLIS 1838. Ransom ELLIS was s/o Owen Jasper ELLIS & Charlotte BARNES who m in Wilkinson Co and later resided in Pike and Amite Counties, MS.

PRISCILLA SCOTT Mon Feb 17 19:11:49 1997 ---TATE, COVINGTON

Pauline Bizette Brandy Sat Feb 22 21:32:39 1997
STONE - WARREN - ARBUTHNOT - HODGES - FLETCHER - KEMP - ROWND - TABOR My father's family is like "full-blooded St. Helena Parish"! Would love to hear from descendants of: All of the below marriages were in St. Helena Parish: John A. ROWND m: 2 Feb 1837 Rebecca TABOR William FLETCHER m: 25 Feb 1836 Elizabeth KEMP Rev. John Sawyer ARBUTHNOT m: 16 Jan 1830 Mary Ann HODGES William Warren STONE Sr. who m: 17 Jan 1856 Ann ARBUTHNOT.Johnson.

Jane Keppler Sun Feb 23 22:35:19 1997 ---HOGAN
Looking for John Hogan died/buried in Grangerville. Trying to locate cemetery or any other info.

Bernie Tue Mar 11 13:02:45 1997 ---RUSHING
Looking for infor on the JOHN RUSHING(my great-grandfather family. Had property "near" Rosland. First wife's name was Eleanor Bethania Fuller-Rushing(my great-grandmother). They moved to Roseland from Brookhaven, MS in 1890. Lived near a friend Charlie Pullin. The children are, MARY FLORENCE(my grandmother) married THOMAS MONROE BOWMAN, HENRY married DENISE PERILOUX, ETHEL married JESSE McLEOD, ETTA married JOSEPH "PINK" STEVENS, WILLIAM "PINK" married CLEMENTINE MADERE, BESSIE, married CONLY JENKINS. JOHN RUSHING'S second wife was EMMA LEE BRECHEEN, their were JOHN "LEON" married JESSIE "MURIEL" BRECHEEN, GERTRUDE married LEVERN CARTER, JAMES MONROE married MARY LEE WHITE. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Dorlyne Lyons Thu Mar 13 13:10:16 1997--------------BATES, YOUNG
I am trying to get info on my ggrandmother Margery Bates,b 4 March 1821 in St. Helena Parish. She was married to L. Young. Her father might have been Wm. H.P. Bates. She died 28 June 1885 - may have died in Tangipahoa Parish.

Donna Bass Fri Mar 28 19:48:51 1997 ----DENNING
I am trying to piece together my grandfather's history. His name was John Robinson Denning, and we believe he was born in St. Helena's parish around 1896. He may have had a sister, and she may have been a twin. Her name may have been Jean.

Ron Hull Sun Mar 30 15:13:11 1997 ----MELTON
My great-great-grandfather William G. Melton lived in St. Helena Parish and had married a woman named Martha F. Parker. time frame was 16 Aug. 1861. The justice of the Peace was L.H. Young in St. Helena Parish. I would like to know... would you have any records of his civil war service? I know he served with Company H 27th Reg't of Louisiana. Do you have any of this information, or how can I find this information out.

Diana M. Thomas Mon Mar 31 17:45:19 1997 ----LEE
I am looking for GARRY LEE born 1799 SC. He was in Jackson County, Ms. in 1820, Marion County, MS. in 1825 and 1840, in Perry County in 1850, and in St. Helena Parish La. area in 1859 and 1860. Family legend says he had land on the Comite River. His children were John, Viney, William, Sarah Ann, Matilda, Patsy, and Elizabeth. Did any of these girls marry in this area. John and William moved back to Ms. Any help will be appreciated.

john kent Wed Apr 9 12:04:42 1997 ---- METHVEIN, BUTTER/BUTLER
Who did Cotman Methvein marry in 1820? The name shown in Hunting For Bears is Nancy Butter. I think this might more properly be Butler. What does the actual court house record show?

Diana Thomas Tue May 6 21:43:07 1997 ---- LEE
I have found my GARRY LEE in St. Helena Parish. He had land patents dated 1859&1860. This land was in Sections 1 and 12 just Northwest of Pine Grove. I also found records where 3 of the children were selling their part of the land that became theirs after their father's death. These were dated Feb. 1869, so GARRY LEE must have died shortly before. Is there any of his family still living in this area? Is there a cemetery in this area where he might be buried. He had 7 children: John, born 1836,Viney 1839, William 1840, Sarah Ann 1842, Matilda 1844, Patsy(Martha Ann) 1847, Elizabeth 1850. Any information on this family would be most appreciated.

Miles Causey Wed Jun 11 09:49:18 1997 ----CHANCE
CHANCE. Vincent CHANCE, b abt 1799, md 1817 to Jemima WEST. After Vincent's death abt 1822, Jemima remarried to Abram ANDERSON and moved to MS. Does anyone know the names of the children of Vincent and Jemima?

Beaulah Smith Wed Jun 11 20:39:51 1997 ---- DILLON
Looking for info on Susan E. DILLON who married Samuel MORGAN in 1836 moved to St Helena Parish in 1839. Her father Lawrence Dillon was in Pike Co. Miss, Mother Martha Maiden name unknown any info helpful

Diana Morris Thomas Thu Jun 12 11:57:13 1997 ---- BETHARD
I am looking for information on JOSEPH BETHARD who was on the 1860 St. Helena Parish Census with wife Arcy(?) and child Elijah. JOSEPH BETHARD was born about 1841 in Md. There was also a John Lee living with them at this time. Any information would be most appreciated.

Dorlyne Lyons Sun Jun 22 18:22:45 1997 ---- BATES
I'm interested in finding children of Leroy Lee and Margery Bates. They were married in 1842. Margery later married Lewis H. Young. Any help would be appreciated..

Theresa Titone Tue Jul 22 12:52:37 1997 ---- BALLARON
BALLARON Looking for any information on Andrew Ballaron or Oscar Ballaron. Trying to discover a possible link with the Ballaron family in Pennsylvania. Any info helpful.

Connee Kroeger Thu Jul 31 07:16:32 1997 ---- WILLIAMS, REAMS
My ancestor, Hezekiah Reams WILLIAMS, was b. in St. Helena Parish, LA . 1810. His parents were Hezekiah WILLIAMS, Jr. and Nancy REAMS. His siblings were Charles; Sarah "Sally" who m. John Allen STEPHENSON; Nancy who m. Moses ALLEN; Jane who m. Geor. W. TEVIS; Oliver Hazard who m. Mary BARROW; Rachel who m. William McFADDIN; Rhoda who m. Joel LEWIS; Annis E. who m. Nulbar CROPPER; and Marion who m. Harriet STROUD. This family was in Texas by the 1830's, living in the Zavala Colony. Hezekiah Reams WILLIAMS m. Lydia STEPHENSON there, served at the Battle of San Jacinto, and died c. 1843.

Connee Kroeger Thu Jul 31 07:27:52 1997 ---- WILLIAMS, BURGESS
Hezekiah WILLIAMS Sr. migrated to St. Helena Parish from Natchez, MS. He is believed to be the Tory colonel who was in the 96th District, SC. His wife, Rhoda, is believed to be Rhoda BURGESS. Their children were: Elizabeth who m. Jesse HOOPER; Jane who m. Samuel WATSON; Hezekiah Jr. (my line) who m. Nancy REAMS; Charles who m. Catherine ?; Thomas; Absalom who m. a REAMS & Mary BURTON; and Jesse who m. Lucretia VARDELL. Hezekiah WILLIAMS died in St. Helena Parish before 1821.

Tom Collins Thu Aug 7 19:16:23 1997 ---- O'NEIL
I am looking for the names of the parents and siblings of Lena O'Neil -- born in Lena abt 1900. I think her mother's name was Cora O'Neil. I think she had two bros. Louis and Mitchell and two sisters - Ora and Rose. She is my Grandmother. My mother left home very early and doesn't remember much family history. There was a Scot, Irish, and Sioux family background. Thank you very much and I have a few books on the history of Bristol County, Massachusetts

Tom Collins Thu Aug 7 19:33:40 1997
Ooops! I'm sorry. I stand corrected about Lena I guess it is in Rapides Parish. I apologize. But my offer about Bristol County, MA still stands. It's Got Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton in it.

Beaulah Smith Sun Aug 10 18:05:03 1997 ---- DILLON
Looking for info on Susan Dillon who married Samuel Morgan in Pike co Miss. moved to St.Helena Parish in the early 1800's Any info on any of the Dillon that lived there then and now.

farnell vaughn Thu Aug 21 09:58:04 1997 --- WILLIAMS, SPILLER

Diana Thomas Tue Aug 26 11:41:57 1997 --- TATE
In the Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, there is and Elizabeth Tate buried. She is wife of George Dallas Tate. She was born Feb. 1850. Does anyone have any information on her. Especially her mailden name.

Caroline Ogle Thu Sep 4 09:00:31 1997 --- KIRKLAND, THOMAS, HOGAN, BROADWAY, BRABHAM, MCDONALD
Searching Almeda KIRKLAND b. 1855, first m. Reed BROADWAY, second m. Reed's brother. Also searching Mary Ann KIRKLAND, m. first a THOMAS, second Ruebin H. HOGAN. Also searching BRABHAM, MCDONALD, of St. Helena Parish. Thanks, Caroline Ogel

Beaulah Smith Sat Sep 13 20:09:12 1997 --- DILLON
Looking for info on Rebecca Dillon b.1/19/1822 in Pike Co.MS. Daughter of Lawrence and Martha Dillon. May have married someone with the last name LEWIS in St.Helena Parish.Also need info on Lawrence Dillon lost him after 1840 census in Pike Co.MS may have moved to ST.Helena Parish

Mark Tyler Thu Sep 25 15:53:27 1997 --- REAMES/REAMS
REAMES/REAMS I am looking for information on Dr. Charles Wesley Reames, born in 1839 in East Feliciana Parish, the son of James and Elizabeth Reames. He married Mary Eliza George in 1867 and they had 5 daughters. He practiced medicine in St. Helena Parish for 35 years, living in Greensburg. Upon retirement he moved to Kentwood where he died in 1901. He belonged to the Kentwood United Methodist Church.

Sheila Wood Thu Oct 16 11:17:23 1997 --- GORDON
I am searching for lost "branches" of the Gordon family. Elizabeth GORDON,b1797,KY moved to St.Helena Parish with her parents George and Elizabeth GORDON in 1805. Elizabeth GORDON married Renny LEE and they lived in St. Helena Parish. Their children were Leroy- b1814,Laura-b1816 married David FLUKER, George-b1818,Siney-b1820,Milbrey- b1822,Reuben-b1824 married Martha WRIGHT. Of these six children I have records of just two marriages. Did the other children marry and have children?

Sheila Wood Thu Oct 16 11:24:01 1997 --- LEE/PIPKIN
Mary Elizabeth LEE-b1860, daughter of Reuben and Martha WRIGHT LEE married Judge Louis PIPKIN of St. Helena Parish. Did this couple have any children? Mary Elizabeth Lee was the grandaughter of Renny and Elizabeth GORDON LEE.

Sheila Wood Thu Oct 16 11:27:45 1997 --- LEE, TAYLOR
Catherine LEE-b1864 St.Helena Parish, married D.T. TAYLOR. From family records I have data that there were three children but I don't have the names of these children. HELP!!

Debra Mulligan Tue Oct 21 12:43:35 1997 --- RENNEY
In my quest for searching the name Renney, I came across a Renney Lee Cemetery in Helena LA. But could find no listings of who is buried there. Can anyone tell me more about this cemetery, and if any Renney"s are listed being buried there?

Wanda Jensen Sun Nov 30 20:55:59 1997 --- MORGAN-AUSTIN-MATHEWS
MORGAN-AUSTIN-MATHEWS My ggrandmother Arcilly (Marcella, Zilla, Massella) married Thomas AUSTIN 20 May 1859 in St. Helena Parish. The 1860 Census for St. Helena Parish shows Thomas, Massella and Kansada AUSTIN. Then the 1880 census for Franklin County, MS has her married to my ggrandfather Richard Mathews. There was a son of 8 years old then, so estimate they married sometime between 1861 and 1872. I have found no prior census for them. Arcilly's maiden name was MORGAN. I need her parents names, her date of birth, date of marriage to Richard Mathews, and what happened to Thomas Austin. Arcilly and Thomas had a daughter named Jane born about 1865, probably in St. Helena, Parish. She is shown as 12 on the 1880 MS census. Any information will be appreciated.

Shirley Fritz Thu Dec 4 08:12:23 1997 ---- FRIELER
I am looking for anything involving the name FRIELER. I have found the name of Susan FRIELER dob ABT 1876 in Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, La m. Richard Amacker KENT dob ABT 1874 in Kentwood, St. Helena Parish, LA. I am only interested in tracking the FRIELER name. Thanks. Some kind person e-mailed me that close to Greensburg on I-10 about 30 + years ago, there was a FRIELER SAW MILL. Could anyone help me find info on that? Thanks.

George R. Lewis Tue Dec 9 17:19:02 1997 --- PENTECOST
Pentecost, Robert. He was in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 St. Helena Census. He stated he was from NC. Does anyone know where in NC and who his parents were?

John Powell Mon Dec 29 10:53:17 1997 ---- POOLE, EAST, NIX, TYNES
POOLE, EAST, NIX, TYNES Mary Alice East b. c 1838 St. Helena Parish, LA daughter of Langsdon East and Ann Nix was the second or third wife of Merry Sedley Poole b. 1826 in LA or MS (the son of Col. Robert (Petty)Poole and Anna Eliza Tynes of SC.) Mary married Merry in 1854 and died in Harrison Co., TX in 1856. Merry died in Jackson, E. Feliciana Parish, LA. What year? Does anyone have a copy of the will? Anna Eliza Pool b. March 1854 in Harrison Co., TX was she the daughter of Merry Sedley Poole? Anna married Alexander Louis Freeman of Harrison Co. Tx in 1871 and they lived and died in Coryell Co., TX. Please contact me at if you have any connections or knowledge of these families.

Kaye Hancock Tue Jan 20 1998 --- DYKES
Lewis P. DYKES b 1813 LA. Located in 1835 Benvil Dist Tex. along with Joseph and Westley DYKES, are they brothers? In 1850 Lewis b.1813, wife Joyce b.1824, children THOMAS JEFFERSON DYKES b1839, Mary Ann b.1842,Frances M. 1845, Teresa E b.1848, Narasa b.1849 all in TX. In 1820 there are three DYKES families with a son born 1810-20; Stephen DYKES in Feliciana and William and Felix DYKES in StHelena Parish. Can anyone help me with any of these families? Kaye Hancock, 1004 Maple St, Ruston, LA 71270

Sandra Gilbreath Tue Jan 20 1998 --- HORNSBY
I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone else who is researching the HORNSBY family of St. Helena Parish and Livingston Parish. I'll be happy to share any information I have. Thanks. Sandra Gilbreath

Thomas R. Curtis Sat Jan 24 1998 --- KILLIAN
I am looking for descendants of George Killian. George moved to St. Helena Parrish in 1804 from the Natchez Dist. He was born in Lincoln Co., N. C. and came out to the area in 1782. He had eight children, Joseph, John, David, George, Sarah, Mary, Prescilla, and Nancy. I am related to Nancy who married Abraham Galtney in the Natchez Dist in the late 1700s.

Barbara Gray Fri Jan 30 1998 --- BREEDLOVE, WILKERSON, DOYLE
Matthew Jordan Breedlove, so Jordan, supposedly settled in this parish @ l885. He and his niece, Francis Wilkerson had the following children born near Greensburg and she is supposed to be buried in the Vernon Cemetery? Amanda, b.2Marchl885, Newton Oliver, b.3Junel887, Barbara, b.24Febl890, m. Thomas Vincent Doyle, Hugh Alexander, b.l5Janl892, (m. Lula Jordan in Natchitoches Parish). Barbara and Thomas Doyle had the following children: Frances Barbara, m. John M. Watson; Thomas Newton m. Margarette Venable; John Matthew; Charles Edward m. Jeanette Womach. Any lines or info appreciated.

Kay Noska Tue Feb 3 1998 --- BIXLER, BARCLAY, BRIDGES, BROWN
I am looking for my ancestors that were in and around St. Helena Par. La. 1790-1850. Surnames are : BIXLER-BARCLAY-BRIDGES-BROWN Anyone know these names please e-mail me at or s-mail me at Kay Noska 1407 Alvin Avenue El Campo, Texas 77437 Thank You, Kay in Texas

Sonya Bridges Wed Feb 25 1998 --- LEE
Robert E. Lee married Ella Bennet. Robert's parents are Presley and Caroline Lee. Does anyone have any information them?

Steven W. Johnston Fri, Mar 06 1998 --- LEONARD
Looking for any information (or directions to that information) on Samuel Leonard. He was a state representative from St. Helena Parish from 1824-1827 and 1831-1835.

Gladys Armstrong Tue Fri, 13 Mar 1998 --- GOYNES, BOND
Looking for information on: DANIEL E. GOYNES born ca. 1865-1875 and ETHEL ESTELE BOND GOYNES, b. ca. 1870-75. Children: wiley Hilton; Theodore Preston; Katherine Estele; Allalee; Bessie Merle; Thanks, Gladys Armstrong

Gloria Couch Fri Mar 20 13:47:19 1998 --- ATES
Seeking information on parents of John W.Ates Born St. Helena Par. 3 April,1834.

Joyce Bridges Tue Apr 7 13:11:58 1998 --- VARNEDOE/VARNADO, NEWSOM, HERLONG
Samuel VARNEDOE/VARNADO, Sr. born 1754 SC married twice: 1st to Sarah NEWSOM, 2nd to Nancy HERLONG. When did he move to St. Helena? Supposedly died 13 Sep 1837 in St. Helena, if so, where buried? Children by 1st wife: Leonard, Elizabeth, Acadia, Sarah, *Mary*(my line), Isham, Moses, Nathaniel, Samuel Jr, & George. By 2nd wife: William, Clarissa, Rachel, Nancy, Henry & Washington. Would like to exchange info.

Geraldine Norman Stephens Tue Apr 14 12:45:11 1998 --- JACKSON, WILLIAMS
Researching Grandparents - Roberta Jackson, born 11/20/1885 in St. Helena Parish, married Phillip Williams, born 07/03/1875 in Livingston Parish.

Shirley Fritz Wed Apr 22 17:22:21 1998 --- FRIELER, WILLIAMS
My father was Frederick Arthur FRIELER dob 25 Jan, 1905 s/o John Maxwell FRIELER, Sr. and Eleanor Marion WILLIAMS. Eleanor is the d/o Albert K. WILLIAMS and Mabel Cordelia KNAPP of Geneva, OH. There is an older brother named John Maxwell FRIELER, Jr. dob 1903. I am desperately trying to find any history on the FRIELER and WILLIAMS line. Would anyone have anything on this history? There was a Susan FRIELER abt. 1876 listed in St. Helena's Parish m. Richard Amacker Kent. Someone told me of a FRIELER sawmill on the east side off Hwy 10. I feel this may be where the FRIELER name started.

Toni Cusack Matthews Mon May 4 10:39:06 1998 --- GOINS
Trying to locate the GOINS descendants that would have come from Privateer Township, Clarendon and Sumter Counties, So. Carolina around 1890, referred to as Redbones in So. Carolina, interviews from Charles McDonald Furman, writer for the News and Courier, stated that some of the GOINS went to and fro from the State of Louisisana.

Sherri Rardon Wed May 6 14:05:51 1998 --- FRIELER
My sister-in-law was Jean Frieler. Her father is Edward George Frieler JR. Susie Frieler was her grandfather's half sister from John Carl Frieler's first marriage. Many of the Frieler's are buried in the Greensburg, Louisiana city cemetary. There are extensive wills and testaments concerning the Frieler's in the St. Helena Parish Courthouse in Greensburg.

Roy L. Austin Sun May 10 17:14:15 1998 --- GLASSCOCK, HELLERBRAND, AUSTIN
Looking to connect with descendants of two St. Helena Parish families: Moses GLASSCOCK and his wife, Sarah AUSTIN are shown on the 1850 St. Helena census with children Benjamine F., Sarah J., Moses W., John M. and R.W. Records indicate that Moses and Sarah were married on 11-18=1833. I would like to know if anyone has information on Sarah's parents. James HELLERBRAND and his wife, June FURGUSON, are also shown on the 1850 St. Helena census with children Francis and Margret. Also living in the home is Francis AUSTIN, age 80. Records indicate that James and June were married on 8-10-1846. I believe that June was a granddaughter of Francis AUSTIN and the possible daughter of David FURGUSON and Fanny AUSTIN.

Mary Byrd Ray Tue May 19 17:25:53 1998 --- LEE, QUILLAN
I am looking for information on Francis Monroe LEE b.1856, d1910, his wife Elizabeth QUILLAN b. 1856, d.1931. Also any info on Avery Breed QUILLAN, Tho.and Elizbeth Breed QUILLAN; Zachary and Zehonia LEE.

Barry Morgan Tue May 26 21:31:34 1998 --- MILLER
I am looking for information linking one of my grandfathers, VALENTINE MILLER, a resident of Rapides Parish in the 1850 census to LAWRENCE MILLER, a resident of St. Helena Parish from circa 1800-1840. Valentine MILLER married Mary ??? and had children named Daniel, Lawrence, Minerva, Jane Elizabeth, and Samuel W. (there may have been others). Succession records in St. Helena Parish indicate that Lawrence had a son named Valentine but I have no documentation that proves he is the same one that later lived in Rapides Parish. Valentine's daughter, Jane Elizabeth Miller, married my grandfather, Joshua Cole. Valentine Miller appears in the 1830 St. Helena census next door to Lawrence Miller. I found no Valentine Miller entries for 1840 in Louisiana census data. In 1850 he appears in Rapides Parish and in 1860 he appears in Rapides Parish with what appears to be a second wife named Sarah and a son named Thomas. I would appreciate any information that proves both Valentine Millers are the same and that he is the son of Lawrence Miller of St. Helena Parish. Also, what was Mary Miller's (Valentine's wife) maiden name. Any other information on the ancestors of Lawrence Miller is also desired. Thanks, Barry


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