Tag Archives: Webster Parish

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 […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: NaNa ODESSA and SONS!

Left to Right: Augustus Banks Jr.(some say my son Jayson act just like him), Gloria(Earl’s girlfriend), Earl C Banks. Sitting: NaNa Odessa

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: NaNa ODESSA AND FRIEND

This is a picture of my grandmother Odessa Amos and her friend Rue or Ruthie(this is what name mom remembers). Not sure of what year this picture was taken,  but they do look like they are having a good time. Actually they look like they are up to something. See if NaNa Odessa would have stayed around a little longer I am so sure that my noisey self would have asked all those questions that I am asking now. I am so sure that she […]

MADNESS MONDAY: AMANDA ROBERTSON 1881-1926

Amanda is my great grandmother on my maternal side of the family. I have been trying to find out whatever information on her and her famiy that I can. I have made serveral descendant contacts of one of the ROBERTSON sisters, but they do not have much information, because Amanda died before they were born and even Amanda’s sister had passed away also. Cousin E had gotten a hold of an aunt that knew all the ROBERTSON girls. I have tried to call […]

COULD EDMUND WILLIAM HODGES HAVE BEEN MY ANCESTORS SLAVEOWNER?

As everyone know I have been on the track of finding out who owned my ancestors Ben and Mandy ROBERTSON. I believe I have found him:  E W HODGES may have been the owner. E W HODGES was born abt 1809 in Randolf, GA Twiggs County and died around 1867 in Webster Parish, LA. According to slave schedule of 1850 and 1860 LA the HODGES dominated the area of Bossier Parish, LA as slave owners. In 1860 E W owned 4 male slaves […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: EARL CARRIE BANKS

Earl Carrie Banks was NaNa Odessa’s oldest child born in 1926. Son of her first husband Augustus Banks. Earl and my mom were at least 21yrs apart, but he was crazy about his sister Beverly. NaNa Odessa was real big on education and she stressed to all her children to go to college. Not really sure what school Earl went to, but do know he earned a college degree. He also played football and went on to become the Head Football Coach of Morgan […]

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