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Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday's News: News from the Bossier Banner

In 2007 while in Louisiana looking for Bryan and Regan family information, I found the following items in old issues of the Bossier Banner. These people are not related to my family, but I thought that someone researching might like to see some of this information.  

In my notes, I wrote that I looked at most of the issues from July 1, 1859 to June 22, 1860 and from April 17, 1866 through December 1866. I recorded information from legible obituaries and marriages. I did not always record all of an obituary or marriage notice as I was pressed for time, but any information of genealogical importance was recorded. 

 December 23, 1859
On the 19th inst., of Pnemonia, after a short illness, Mrs. Mary Rasberry consort of L. C. Rasberry aged about 48 years.

Married – on the 10th instant at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. J. F. Ford, Mr. A. B. George of Claiborne Parish and Miss Penny P. Hodges of this parish.

March 9, 1860
On the 1st instant at the residence of Gideon Allen by the Rev. Robert Martin.  Mr. Franklin Cavett  to Miss Annie E. Owens all of this parish.

May 4, 1860
Mrs. Isabella Abney wife of Malhijah Abney passed from the earth to the spirit land by death on the 7th day of April 1860 in the 64th year of her age.  She was the daughter of John Culbraith and was born in Virginia and raised in the Edgefield District, South Carolina where she was married to the husband that she has now left to mourn her departure.   A few years after their marriage they removed to the State of Alabama, and from thence they removed in 1845 to the Parish of Bossier in Louisiana where they resided till her death.  She lived to rear five sons and two daughters. . . . . {All were settled in life except her youngest son who was in school. She was a Baptist. – the children were not named and no other genealogical information mentioned.}

Died on the 26th ult., Charles R. King, for the last fifteen years a resident of this parish; a native of Alabama. 

Died; at the residence of Thomas B. Hancock.  In this parish, on the 28th ult., Lizzie Hancock, daughter of the late Nathaniel Hancock.

May 18, 1860
The Hon. W. B. Egan of Claiborne parish was recently united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Mary Hodges of this parish.  We wish the couple unlimited success as the glide through life; and may their hearts every be as free from guile as the happy day that made them one. 

May 25, 1860
A tribute of respect for Charles R. King who died on April 26, 1860 by the Cypress Lodge No. 89 at Collinsburg, LA.

June 8, 1860
A tribute of respect for John J. Shaw. He died on March 5, 1860. A “widow and family” mentioned. Tribute by the Cypress Lodge No. 89 at Collinsburg, LA.

Died: At this place, on the 2nd instant, Anuella, infant daughter of William A. and Martha Kelly.

There were no Bossier Banner issues on the microfilm between June 22, 1860 and  April 7, 1866.

April 14, 1866
Died: At his residence in this parish on the 29th ult., after a short illness, Capt. Amagrade M. Alford, being in the 39th year of his age. . . . .  {He was in the confederate army and leaves a widow - no genealogical information}

April 28, 1866
Married.  On Wed., 25th instant, at the residence of the brides’s mother, in this place, by the Rev. D. J. Henderston. Mr. W. C. Hargis to Miss Sallie A. Lowry. . . . .  {no other genealogical information – just flowery verses}

May 26, 1866
A communication from Mr. Elias Oneill told about an unfortunate difficulty, on Sunday last, between Mr. D. C. Applewhite and Mr. E. J. Campbell which resulted in the death of Mr. Campbell.

June 9, 1866
Married:  On the 13th of May, 1866, at the residence of Maj. Robert E. Wyche by the Rev. A. Winham, Dr, John J. Scott to Miss Honora Cullen of Baton Rouge, La. 

June 16, 1866
Died, at her residence, in this parish on the 7th day of June, 1866, in the 36th year of her age, Mrs. Martha Ivey, relict of C. D. Ivey, deceased –after a painful illness of several weeks. The deceased left thre children and an endeared number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She was the daughter of Maj. M. Abney, of this parish. . . . . a member of the Baptist Church .  . . {much more , but no more genealogical information.}

On the 11th instant, William M. Kitchens aged about 60 years.  The deceased was a native of Pennsylvaina, but for many years past a resident of this place.

On the 27th ult., at Rocky Mount, Bossier parish, La, Edwin, infant son of William J. and A. J. Fish; aged one month and 10 days.

Died, at the residence of Mr. Willis Doles, Cottage Grove, on Wednesday the 30th of May, Mrs. N. V. Bickley; in the 59th year of her age.

Died near Rocky Mount, Bossier parish, La., on the 5th June, 1866, of congestive chill, of only 48 hours illness, Mr. Thomas A. Wilson, brother of Dr. John D. Wilson, and a native of Farifield District, S. C. , but for the last 6 or 8 years a resident of this parish. He passed through all the dangers and conflicts of the late struggle for independence, unhurt; made a good and efficient soldier-was captured at the terrible battle of Sharpsburg; lay in prison several months; but soon after the surrender had an attack similar to the one that cut off his young life, from which he had not entirely recovered.  He was in the 29th year of his age. Reader, “be ye also ready.” B.  

June 30, 1866
Died:  On the 22nd instant, at the residence of his father, near this place, Briant Jones; aged 31 and four months. The deceased was a native of Georgia, but for many years past a citizen of this parish.  He leaves a wife and one child together wit a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss in the sudden death of so estimable and useful citizen. 

July 14, 1866
Funeral Notice
The friends and relatives of Mrs. Mary Hodges late consort of Mr. Edmond W. Hodges are hereby notified that the funeral sermon of the deceased will be preached at Friendship Church, hear the residence of Mr. Hodges, on the first Sunday in August.  The relatives and fiends of the deceased are respectfully invited to be in attendance. 

Died: On the 6th instant; in this place, William Bragg, aged 3 years and 6 months; infant son of Mr. William H. and Mrs. Anna Hill. 

Died: On the 11th instant, at the Waterloo plantation, in this parish, of inflammation of the bowls, Mr. W. Milton Pickett, after a very long illness.

Obituary, Died; in this place on Friday 13th instant, of a few days illness, Mrs. Eva Virginia Carstarphen – consort of Dr. J. J. Carstarphen, aged 27 years, two months and twenty-six days.  The deceased was born in Franklin county, Mississippi, April 17th, 1839, but for the past twenty years, was a resident of this parish.  She leaves a kind husband and three children (one a little babe only a few days old) to mourn their irreparable loss . . . .  She was a member of the Methodist Church . . . .

Died : In Bossier parish, La. On the 10th July, 1866 of conjestion of 12 days illness, Mrs. Jane Martin Turner consort of Mr. James A. Herron; in the 47th year of her age.  She was a native of the Fairfield District, S. C., but removed to La. In 1846.  She united with the Presbyterian Church of Mount Lebanon, S. C., in 1842, and when she came to this state embraced the very first opportunity to unite in organizing a church here.  So, in 1859, when the Rockey Mount Church was started, she was one of the first to hand in her name.  . . ..   She leaves six children with her breaved husband to mourn their irreparable loss. Two lovely babes preceeded her to the land of the blest.  . . . . 

July 28, 1866

On the 19th instant, at the residence of the bride’s father, in this parish, by the Rev. D. J. Henderson, Mrs. James S. Herring to Miss Carrie Boon . .  .

Married, at the residence of Mr. Daniel Hickman near this place, on the 22nd inst., by the Rev. D. J. Henderson, Capt. A. J. Braden to Miss Mollie A. E. Carter . . . . .

Married on the 24th instant, at the residence of Mr. Louis Ambrose, in this parish, by the RV. D. J. Henderson, Mr. J. M. Canfield to Mrs. E. A. Bozeman. . . .

August 18, 1866
The Bienville Messsinger says from present appearances the cotton crop of that parish will not exceed 4000 bales.

September 8, 1866
Married :  On the 5th instant, near this place, by the Rev. D. J. Henderson, Mr. Josiah Hickman to Miss Hattie Braden. . . . .

At “Chicora,” Bossier Parish, La., on the 4th instant, Mr. John Adger, in the 59th year of his age. He was a native of South Carolina, but for the last five years resided in this parish.   He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church from his yourth, and was an exemplary Christian and citzen in the various relations of life. 

Died on the 14th August, of apoplexy, Mrs. Margaret E. Adger- consort of John Adger- in the 49th year of her age. Both she and her husband were called suddenly away.  She had been a member of the Prestbyterian Church for over 30 years, having untied when by 16 or 17 years old.

October 13, 1866

Married:  On the 26th ult., at the residence of the ebride’s mother, by Rev. A. R. Banks, Capt. WJ. Hughes and Miss Mary A. Clark; all of Bossier parish, La. . . . .

Died: In Bossier parish, La, on the 4th instant, after a very brief illness of conjestive fever, Col. Thomas J. Caldwell, for merly of Fairfield District, S.C., in the 48th year of his age. He leaves a wife with five children to mourn his death “be ye also ready.”  B.   

November 3, 1866
John Gregg – Sucession sale by Louisa M. Gregg {daughter of John Regan and Martha Davis}

Married: On the 28th ult., at the residence of Mrs. Martin, in this parish, by Mr. J. B. Campbell, J. P., Mr. Alfred K. Edens to Miss Mattie J. O’Daniel.

On the 26th of September, 1866 at the residence of his father, Mr. J. B. Campbell in this parish, Willie A. Campbell, aged 9 years, 8 months, and 19 days.  . . . .

November 10, 1866
Huge obituary for Hon. Asbury Arnold Abney who died at 49 years of age on November 4, 1866. He was a niative of South Carolina. A senator, a mason (Worshipful Master of his lodge) and member of the ME Church South.   (no family information)

Large obituary for Philo Alden.  He died on Tuesday November 6, 1866 from a fall from a mule. He was 66 years four months, and three days old. He was a native of Oneida County, NY and he settled in the parish of Claiborne about 1830 and has been in that section of the state ever since. He was a father, husband, mason, and officer. Much more information, but no family information

Married :  On the 1st instant, at the residence of th ebride’s father, (Mr. Thos. Applewhite.) in this parish, by the Rev. Robert Martin. Mr. Edmund W. Hodges jr. to Miss Augusta M. Applewhite.  . . .

Married, on the 6th instant, at the residence of Mr. J. J. Edwards, near this place, by Mr. W. A. Kelly, J. P., Dr. John G. McMath to Miss Pennie B. Raines. . . 

December 1, 1866
Married : On the 28th ult, at the residence of Dr. J. S. Cheshire, by the Rev. Robert Martin, Mr. James L. Taylor and Miss Jacquelina Ward. . . .


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