AS I sit here today I just knew I was at a dead end with my research of my LA line, but as we all know there are no dead ends, because when a door closes GOD always opens a window.
Maybe about a month ago I was trying to locate Ben and Mandy in the 1870 Census in Webster Parish. No luck, but then I remembered that I read somewhere that Bossier, Bienville, and Clairbourne Parishes merged around 1876 and thus formed Cotton Valley in Webster Parish. So looked up Ben in Bossier Parish and there he was. He was listed as ROBERSON instead of ROBERTSON but I knew it was him. Mandy was listed as Eliza and Henry and Minerva the oldest of Ben and Mandy were listed also. I Attached record to my tree and concentrated on trying to find out where they were from in GA.
Until today!! Luckie Daniels of OurGeorgiaRoots tweeted me a link: http://www.redriversankofa.org/redriverchurch.html that lead me to Plantation in Bossier Parish. I was reading about GoldPoint Plantation and came upon Church and Plantation records. Even had names listed.
The names that caught my eye on Church records list were, Ben, Eliza(Mandy), Henry, and Minerva. Could this be? Could this be my family and how did they get from GA to LA? Were they sold? So many questions and few answers.
I am more determined than ever now! This is a true mystery to me and there is no one left to put the pieces to this puzzle together but if it takes the rest of my life I will do this.
My Genealogy Family tell me what you think? View records and voice your opinions. Thanks for Listening!