Tag Archives: Louisiana

SURNAMES

I have been Researching my Louisiana Line for over a year now and have never posted the Surnames and the information that I have about each one. So here goes: Robertson: Ben Robertson born in GA about 1844. Married Mandy Bryan(t) around 1865 and had 11 children: Charity?, Henry, Georgia, Jennie?, Minerva, Thomas, Cornelius, Emma, Mary, Babe, Amanda, Martha, and Annie(Charity and Jennie are not for sure known children of Ben and Mandy, but show up on the census in the […]

Carnival of African American Genealogy: Restore My Name

I have been researching my Family’s History for a short period of time(One Year) and truly love being a part of the Genealogy Community. With the showing of Face of America on PBS and Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC, I am hoping that it will spark a lot of new interest in Genealogy and there become some new Researchers and some new Family Trees going up that will allow more Genealogical connections. There are so few African […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: NaNa ODESSA and Mr. BLACKBURN

Mr Blakburn was one of NaNa’s Suitors! Tale has it, this was supposed to be my Grandfather!

WORLDLESS WEDNESDAY: SUSANA KENNEDY LEE AND FERDINAND LEE

When Bossier Parish split in 1871 and became Cotton Valley, LA this couple were some of the first settlers of that area. Acorrding to to records, the couple came from Alabama and when the left the area they sold there land to Edmund W Hodges for $15,000.00. (source:  The USGenWeb Project-Louisiana Archives Index of Webster Parish)

MADNESS MONDAY: A CITY OF VOLUNTEERS!

As I sit here this evening in my room, in my home and as healthy as I think I am. I wnat to thank the volunteers that gave there time and money for the Free Clinic that was held this weekend in New Orleans, LA. Over a thousand volunteers, doctors, and nurses gave up their Saturday to help those in need of Healthcare. Without their efforts a women who came in with numbness, high blood pressure and a headache might […]

MADNESS MONDAY: MY HUNCH-WHO OWNED WHO?

During research of African American Ancestors, sometimes we come up against all kinds of brick walls, because our ancestors were property and were not enumerated until 1870. One of my easiest lines to research after 1870 was the ROBERTSONS. Only because the family literally stayed in the same area in Webster Parish, LA. I was able to find to all the sisters, sisters children, sisters children-children, etc…(still no info on Henry or Thomas), but the other ROBERTSON boy Corneilus, stayed […]

INSPIRATION FOR MY GENEALOGY FAMILY!

As I read the Blogs from yesterday, Oh, how I was so inspired!! When I read this poem this morning from Maya Angelou, it reminded me that if we can have a conversation with our ancestors about our research, especially those of us that come up against brick walls or have Bloggers Block, or just feel like we have nothing to say. This is what our ANCESTORS would say to us: “Still I Rise” You may write me down in history […]

WAS MY ANCESTOR A WITCH?

I have been researching my ROBERTSON line for some time now, and when I read this story I thought “This could be one of my ancestors.” I found the story interesting and I hope you do too!! On October 1, 1871, Nancy ROBERTSON a freed slave, was found dead at her home in South Bossier Point. Mysteriously, the house was locked from the inside. Neighbors could see her lying dead on the bed through a window and called for the […]

BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA 1843-1871

I have been researching my Louisiana line for sometime now, although my ancestors were born in GA, they migrated to LA for some reason. My next thought was to study the area. My ancestors by 1880 was living in Webster Parish, but in 1871 there were a split from Bossier Parish, but my ancestors when on arrival to LA were at some point living in Bossier Parish. Here is what I found out about the Parish: Bossier Parish was formed […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: JAMES AND RUBY AMOS

James was the oldest son of my great grandmother Amanda. Born abt 1901 in Cotton Valley, LA. I never met my great uncle, but if you let my mom tell it, I did. I found this photo going through old photos and it turned out to be one of my favorites. It shows what a loving African American couple looks like. When Amanda fell ill, rumor has it that James took her from state to state trying to get her help. On […]

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