St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Queries 1999


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Don W. Johnson Sun Jan 10 02:30:12 1999
Seeking Pictures and Bio's of World War I Veterans, St Helena Parish, Louisiana
St. Helena Historical Association
Route 1 Box 131
Amite, La., 70422

Robert Adville Atkins Mon Jan 18 12:33:55 1999
I am trying to locate the final resting place of my paternal grandfather, Adville Atkins. He and his wife, Laura Virginia Jones, were residents of Greensburg. Some time after the birth of his eighth child he and Laura separated, and he moved to Porterdale, Georgia, where he died on September 19, 1923. I have a copy of a telegram to my father Leon, dated September 20, 1923, which says that the body was being shipped to Kentwood and would arrive there on Sept. 21, 1923. On a recent trip to Greensburg (I live in New York and don't get to Louisiana that often), I visited the Atkins plot in the Greensburg Cemetery (the cemetery records show, incidentally, that the plot was purchased by Adville) but only his wife has a headstone, along with a few other relatives. The cemetery records are not chronological, so I was not able to ascertain whether there was a burial on or about September 21, 1923. I see from your web site that there is a book about St. Helena parish cemeteries, so maybe there is something there. In any case, I would really like to find out where my grandfather Adville is buried. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Debi Langston Sun Feb 7 10:36:38 1999
Looking for information on Lillian Ainsley Webb, married Andrew Jackson Lawson, daughter Maud Brock Lawson. Interested in sharing any information. Maud was my great grandmother.

Linda Mon Feb 15 21:36:03 1999
Am searching for information on my great- grandfather, ELIJAH SISCO/CISCO. He served in Co. D (became H) 12 Reg LA Inf enlisting Aug 13, 1861. Am unable to find any trace of him before this time. Can you help?

wanda adams Thu Feb 18 04:23:34 1999
Seeking information on Albert C. Adams b. c1810/2 in Mass. (m) Eleanor Blount Smith (widow of William Smith) Albeert and Eleanor had 2 children. Asa A. Adams b. c1847 and Albert V. Adams b. c1849. Albert V. went to TX and no further information on him. Asa A stayed in St Helena Parish and raised his family which included our Albert Clark Adams. I am trying to find parents of both Albert C. Adams and his wife Eleanor Blount. Unable to tie him to the MS Adams or the Washington Parish Adams, families. Was Eleanor Blount parents William Blount of East Fel. Parish and unknown wife. Any and all help appreciated.

veda bridges story Wed Feb 24 09:04:10 1999
I am seeking information about James Jackson was the father of Elizabeth Jackson. Elizabeth married Thomas William Jackson. Their marriage is listed as occurring on Nov. 5, 1817 but this may be incorrect.

Veda Bridges Story Wed Feb 24 09:06:56 1999
I would like information about John Travis who married Isabelle ? They had a son named William Travis who married Nancy Hurst. Nancy was the daughter of Henry Hurst and Judith Hudnall. Thanks for your help.

Veda Bridges Story Wed Feb 24 09:09:44 1999
I would like information on the Bridges of St. Helena Parish and will gladly share my information.

Veda Bridges Story Wed Feb 24 12:13:00 1999
Seeking information on James Bates(probably born in East Haddam Connecticutin early 1700's) who married Dorothy Spencer. They had a son, Ephriam Bates (1744-1829) who married Sarah Lee (1752- 1842) in Litchfield, CT. They both died in St. Helena Parish. I appreciate any information and will share my information concerning Lees, Bates, and Bridges.

Sandra Gilbreath Fri Feb 26 10:03:17 1999
CASON/HODGES surnames I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has CASON ancestors in and around St. Helena Parish. I am trying to place my ancestor , ELIZA CASON , with one of the CASON families of the area , and have thus far been unsuccessful. Here is all the information I have on her. She was born in South Carolina on 14 March , 1804. She was married to JOHN HODGES , JR. on 20 April 1820 , in Wilkinson Co. , MS. By 1830 , they were in St. Helena Parish. Their children's names were : Mahala , Elizabeth Ann , Margaret Ann , William , Abel W.(my line), Martha , Noel , Thomas , Richard H., and George W. Hodges. Thank you for any help you might be able to give me. Sandra Gilbreath

S.K. Martin-Quiatte Tue Mar 2 06:25:42 1999
AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEOLOGY My name is Stephanie I am am beginning to gather information on African- Americans in St. Helena Parish. If you would like to see your family's history included, or can provide any information on the history of the parish please let me know. I am specifically interested in wills, bible records, school records, etc. You may contact me by e-mail or at my snail mail address: 2544 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA. 70802. Thanks

veda story Wed Mar 3 07:18:05 1999
I am seeking information about James Jackson who married Nancy Lee and is the father of Elizabeth Jackson. Elizabeth Jackson married Thomas William Bridges on Nov. 5, 1817.

S.K. Martin- Quiatte Thu Mar 4 16:50:03 1999
Seeking information on the following African American Churches located in St. Helena Parish. New Hope AME Church Jackson Chapel AME Church

S.K. Martin- Quiatte Sat Mar 6 04:29:53 1999
ADDISON, Searching for information on the ADDISON surname. Said to be a step-family of the Jim MARTIN family. Family names are: Luther, John, Charlie and Geneva Addison. Geneva and Charlie migrated to Chicago. Luther resided in Amite. No information on John.

Paul McElveen Sun Mar 21 14:37:19 1999
McELVEEN, WILLIAMS, GRAVES-searching for marriage records of Henry McElveen and Mary Williams that took place just prior 1850. She died giving birth to a son. Also searching for marriage records of Harvey N. McElveen and Lillie Graves. These records will probably be found in an old family bible or in church records. I've about exhausted all public records. T.I.A.

S.K. Martin- Quiatte Thu Mar 25 11:28:48 1999
WILLIAMS, STOKES Seeking info. on Randolph Williams and his wife Martha. Both are on the 1870 & 1880 census of St. Helena Parish. Martha was born in 1864 and died in 1923. Martha is buried under the name Martha STOKES. Also seeking info on Rufus WILLIAMS, a blacksmith and a carpenter that worked near or for the McKowen family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 S.K. Martin- Quiatte Thu Apr 1 10:08:49 1999
GREENBRIAR PLANTATION, if anynone has any information on this plantation, please contact me.

BERNIE HUNT Mon Apr 5 23:34:40 1999
John RUSHING married Eleanor Bethania "Thaney" FULLER in Pike Co. MS in 1890. Moved that same year to Roseland, St Helena Parish. Bought land next to Charlie Pullin or Pulliam, a friend also from MS. They had several children, Mary Florence -married Monroe BOWMAN, Henry-married Denise PERILLOUX,William "Pink"-married Clementine MADERE, Etta-married Joseph P. STEVENS, Edna-married Edgar JENKINS, Bessie-married Conley JENKINS, Most are buried at Kedron Cem. in Amite,MS John remarried in 1910 to Emma Lee BRECHEEN, their children were John Leon- married Meryl"Jessie" BRECHEEN, Gertrude-married Levern CARTER, James-married Mary Lee White. Looking for any information on this family. John and Thaney RUSHING were my ggrandparents. When did Thaney die and from what? What was John's fathers name? His mother was Mary Robbins. Is there family still living in Roseland or Amite? Would very much appreciate any info on this family

Carol Doyle Sun May 30 10:46:45 1999
I am searching for any information about a sawmill owned by George Samuel Roberts near Greensburg, LA. in the mid- 1800's. I heard that parts of it were still standing. Does anyone know its location or have pictures?

Jennie Mon May 31 16:37:43 1999
WHITEHEAD,METHVIN,MORGAN. Seeking any information on these surnames. Elizabeth Ann or Anne Elizabeth Whitehead married a J.J. Morgan, who was killed in Battle of Atlanta then mar. 2nd a Mr. Methvin (not sure abt. spelling). They lived in St. Helena Parish. She is supposedly buried near Montpelier, La. She was born abt. 1832 in E. Fel. Parish. Any further info will be greatly appreciated. Jennie

Larry Hall Sat Jun 26 10:18:28 1999
Seeking information on the Hall family in St. Helenas Parish ca. 1803 - 1814. We know they settled in Greensburg District, St Helenas Parish, Louisiana. abt.1803.Henry Hall settled on Darling Creek (sec.75) in 1803. Matt Hall settled near there also. The Prewitt name is involved as well, as Uriah Prewitt married one of Henry Hall`s daughters. They lived nearby on Turkey Creek.We know that Britton Hall and James Hall served in the war of 1812 in DeClouds Regiment of the La. Militia.They were sons of Henry Hall. Wyatt Hall, another son, married Lydia Southern at St. Helena`s Parish in 1814.

vera hurst Wed Jul 7 03:46:26 1999
looking for information on Monroe Redmond- is he the grandfather of Monroe Travis? Also Richard "Dick" Travis, father of Monroe Travis listed on 1910 census with wife named Beck.

Jerry Romero Mon Jul 12 19:24:23 1999
How did the town Greensburg get it's name. My ancestor, Green Bradford owned land there and I was curious to know if it was named after him?

Gary Robertson Thu Jul 29 16:54:41 1999
UNDERWOOD/ZACHARY Seeking any information on William A. UNDERWOOD, b. abt 1796 in England, m. Martha Caroline ZACHARY 18 Jul 1831, St. Tammany Parish, d. 14 Feb 1859, St. Helena Parish.

v hurst Fri Jul 30 19:48:24 1999
Looking for information on Richard "Dick" Travis who was married to Beck (maybe it was Rebecca) Redmond. They were listed in the 1900 census, but I have been unable to find anything after that. Was Beck the daughter of Monroe Redmond. Where were any of these people buried. Any information at all would be appreciated.

martha clark Wed Aug 4 19:56:32 1999
I'm trying to find the burial place of Raney (Rainey) Mercer, who went to Louisiana from Kentucky in the 1830's. He and his wife Mary (Grinage) settled around Montpelier. He started and ran The Montpelier Academy. Has anyone heard of this academy? Is there a history of it? Raney died April 3, 1848. His wife then moved to Houma to be near their son Mosby. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Ellen Cline Rosenstein Fri Aug 13 13:34:08 1999
Searching for family of Daniel Davis Cline married to Alma Selena Allen. Orville Hillon Cline married to Mary Cornelia Dearing. Hiram B. Cline married to Sarah L. Hillon. Thomas Day Allen married to Mary Lishu Pierson. John Allen married to Nancy Day. William Day married to Dicy Cross. Nathaniel Allen married to Penelope ? The Clines, Allens and Days were from St. Helena Parish. Seeking information on any of these grandparents. Ellen Cline Rosenstein

Elynda Robert
Monday - October 11, 1999   I am interested in any information on my GGG Grandparents,  John And Mary Booth Rollins.  They Moved to St. Helena Parish in the late 1700's or early 1800's.  John Died around 1829..   Elynda Robert

Jody W. Perkins
October 15, 1999
I would love to hear from anyone working on these lines in this parish.
The query is related to the Perkins line.  I am looking for information on a
Family in St. Helena in the 1880 census.  They are listed as follows:
Perkins, John    W M 21 Farmer           head              LA MS MS
Inez                 W F 26 Keeping house    wife             LA LA LA
William            W M 9 months            son                  LA LA LA
Martha             W F 41                  mother                MS NC NC
George             W M 15                  brother              LA MS MS
Jessee               W M 13                  brother             LA MS MS
Charles             W M 11                  brother             LA MS MS
Letsy                W F  8                  sister                  LA MS MS
Millard              W M  5                  brother              LA MS MS
This group moved from Tangipahoa parish and I assume John's father Soloman
passed away between 1875 and 1880.  Also, I believe Inez was originally a
Surnames: Perkins - Carroll - Wales - Hurst - Fletcher

Jim Huffman  October 25, 1999
Researching the surname: Hoffman - Huffman.  All information appreciated.

Mary Rushing  October 26, 1999
Researching the surnames:  Reames, Rheams, Starns & Williams.  Any Help appreciated.

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