This is the image you see when you Google the Farmerville City Cemetery. However, if you visit the cemetery you will see it in another light. The cemetery is much larger than you see in the photo. It is maintained by the Farmerville City Cemetery Association. These people do the best they can with limited … Continue reading Farmerville City Cemetery
Taylor, Wright and Butler
I need some help so tonight we are going in a different direction. About a year ago I kept running into the name Miears/Myers in my DNA matches. That name had never come up before. After a while all the matches ended up at Nancy Schuler Clowers and Jarred/Jarrett/Jerard Solomon Miears/Myers. Yes, you did read … Continue reading Taylor, Wright and Butler
Peanut Butter Bars
This is one of my favorite candies, but it is my Mama's all time favorite candy. They are hard to find now so every time she sees them she buys a bag.
Happy Birthday America!
We wish everyone a Happy Independence Day! Thank you to all our ancestors who built this wonderful country. Please celebrate responsibly and be safe.
Common Naming Patterns of Anglo Families
I posted this way back on December 21, 2012. While looking for something else I ran across it again and thought it is time for a repost. The Fall 1996 issue of THE UPPER CUMBERLAND RESEARCHER contained the following note from THE LEFTWICH HERITAGE on common naming practices: The 1st son was usually named after … Continue reading Common Naming Patterns of Anglo Families
Point Lookout Cemetery at The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola
I wrote this 5 years ago when I had maybe two followers. It was brought to my attention this afternoon and I was reminded that only one thing has changed, there are a whole lot more people reading what I have to say. Both cemeteries are the same. One has markers and the other doesn’t. The citizens of Rapides Parish are still trying to save the Dairy Barn and they still don’t care about the souls in the cemetery.
If by chance you want to donate, there is a Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/CLSHCemetery.
I posted this on the website/blog of Central Louisiana State Hospital Cemetery Preservation Committee. I am putting it here because I want everyone to know how the State of Louisiana values its citizens who have a mental illness. Apparently it is less than the people they lock up for murder, rape and child molestation.
I hope you all will take a moment to read this. It is a cause very dear to my heart. There are several people from Union Parish buried in this cemetery. It is an issue that everyone in Louisiana should be aware of.
Point Lookout Cemetery at Angola
I feel that I must begin this post with a disclaimer. What I am about to write is my own thoughts and words and mine alone. In this instance I am not writing as a member of the committee and I do not speak for the committee. …
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Farmerville City Cemetery
A few days ago I was going through some old obituaries that my mom had saved over the years. One was Maud Anna McGee Smith. Maud worked for my family many, many years ago. I was very young then but I loved Maud. I looked on Find A Grave to see if she had a … Continue reading Farmerville City Cemetery
The Reason Why
I had a Grandma who came from a large family. She was number 13 of 13. Grandma and all of her brothers and sisters loved to talk, to talk to each other and talk about each other. They also liked to visit. Grandma never liked to be alone, so after my Grandpa died she was … Continue reading The Reason Why
Demetrius Colvin Coplen
The Gazette November 24, 1897 Demetrius C. Coplen and Susan Adeline "Sudie" Moore were my 2nd great grandparents. It is believed that he died and is buried at Dresden, Navarro, Texas. However, I have never seen anything to prove it. I do know Sudie was in Union Parish in 1900. The article seems to imply … Continue reading Demetrius Colvin Coplen
Happy Birthday to Us
Shiloh to Canaan is 5 years old today! Thank you to all of our readers and contributors. A special thanks goes out to Gene Barron and the family of Edna Liggin. I hope you all keep coming back to read about Union Parish and the people who made the place it is. DS Upshaw
Look at the top menu and you will see a link to our brand new YouTube Channel. We only have one short video on there now but we will figure this out. Gerald Thurston was kind enough to allow us to use some videos his dad, Dub Thurston, filmed many, many years ago. I will … Continue reading YouTube Channel
Sometimes DNA Can Hurt
DNA can be a wonderful thing. It can bring together relatives. It can help find your long lost ancestors. It can even tell you where your ancestors came from. However, while finding out all this information can make some happy it can be hurtful to others. A few days ago a man was on Facebook … Continue reading Sometimes DNA Can Hurt
Why You Should Not Copy Someone Else’s Information
I was on Facebook today and saw where a friend from high school had posted a picture of her mother. It was her birthday and she was turning 90. The first thing I did was go to my tree and add her birthday. There are two reasons for this lady being in my Union Parish … Continue reading Why You Should Not Copy Someone Else’s Information
Gabriel Jacob Sharp Upshaw
This line of the Upshaw family will go on. Jacob and Sarah introduced Gabriel Jacob Sharp Upshaw to the world on January 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm. He weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 inches long. Judging by the pictures and videos he is already spoiled rotten. For all of you do … Continue reading Gabriel Jacob Sharp Upshaw
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads, And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Obituaries and Memorials
As you can see I am in the process of adding old obituaries. My grandmother and mother have always saved the obituaries of family and friends so I have a large box of them. You are more than welcome to send me any you would like to see added. It doesn't matter if they are … Continue reading Obituaries and Memorials
Asa Elijah Wright – INFORMATION NEEDED
If anyone has any information about this man and/or either one of his wives, please share it. I have 6 pages of DNA matches to him. Every time I turn around I am finding his name or one of his wives. There are only two places he can be related to me that I know … Continue reading Asa Elijah Wright – INFORMATION NEEDED
Florence Green Albritton Obituary
This is my great grandmother Note: The names Florence and Albritton were misspelled.
Find A Grave
As much as I love Find A Grave, there are times that I absolutely hate it. Today is one of those days. I have a set of 2nd great grandparents that have always been a mystery. A few years ago I set out to find who they were. I started with John Johnson Butler. I … Continue reading Find A Grave
Alabama Ancestry, Union Parish, & Beyond
Monday, October 3 at 6 PM - 8 PM Join the Union Parish Library on October 3, as they kick off Family History Month with a special guest speaker, Jon R. McKinnie who will share his family history in Union Parish as well as some of the tricks of the trade for discovering family history. … Continue reading Alabama Ancestry, Union Parish, & Beyond
Shiloh To Canaan Is On Instagram
We are now on Instagram. Our username is the same as the website, ShilohToCanaan. It's really original, don't you think? The plan is to post all the imagines we can find of Union Parish. Please take a minute to check it out and follow us. You are welcome and encouraged to send us any you … Continue reading Shiloh To Canaan Is On Instagram
Martha Emeline Copeland
February 1840 - 1905 A few days ago I found a new DNA match who has Martha Emeline Copeland as her 2nd great grandmother. Martha was born in Georgia. She was married to James Coleman Hilton. I was not able to find the date or place of their marriage. Like most of the Copeland/Coplen ancestors … Continue reading Martha Emeline Copeland
John Johnson Butler
John Johnson Butler was born about 1812 in North Carolina and died in Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana on 19 Sep 1866. He married Sarah Rebecca Webb on 12 Jan 1837 in Lowndes County, Alabama. The marriage had them listed as JR Butler and SR Webb. I don’t know if this was a mistake or not. … Continue reading John Johnson Butler
Samuel W Dumas and Silas Woodrow Dumas
Samuel W Dumas married Alice Ann Butler on 10 Jan 1865 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana (Book B Page 417). She is said to have died that same year. Alice is believed to be the twin of John Johnson Butler, Jr. If so she was born on 25 Nov 1845. Census reports have her birth about … Continue reading Samuel W Dumas and Silas Woodrow Dumas
Oscar C Roye
Oscar C Roye was born on 6 Aug 1885 in Louisiana to Henry Archer Roye and Isabella Independence Ham. He was married to a woman named Mattie and Nora Lasiter. He had two children with Nora, Syble and Clyde. Oscar killed Frederick Epps Mayo, Jr. on 24 Jun 1913 in Farmerville. He was indicted for murder … Continue reading Oscar C Roye
The D’Arbonne Cookbook
I am in the process of adding what is known by ladies in Union Parish as “The D’Arbonne Cookbook” to the Shiloh To Canaan Kitchen. The original book was published in 1966 by the Farmerville Chapter No. 207 Order of The Eastern Star. The official name is “Favorite Recipes from Historical Farmerville, Home of Lake … Continue reading The D’Arbonne Cookbook
The Life of Marine Sergeant Joseph Davis Caskey: Fearless, Fallen but Not Forgotten
Order from Lulu.com This is a memoir of a young Marine Sergeant who was Killed in Action in Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Sergeant Joseph Davis Caskey was twenty-four years old on June 26, 2010 when the vehicle he was riding in hit an IED. The story of Sergeant Caskey is an account … Continue reading The Life of Marine Sergeant Joseph Davis Caskey: Fearless, Fallen but Not Forgotten
William and Mary Jarmon
I received the following message asking for information. If anyone knows anything about this family please post it. I am looking for information on the William and Mary Jarmon family. (Abt 1840 (Shiloh) Their son E. M. Jarmon was a civil war veteran. His son Morris lived in Shiloh as well. His son Lucian lived … Continue reading William and Mary Jarmon
Union Parish Is Under Water
Yes, you read that right. Earlier in the week it rained. It rained and it rained and it rained and the water begin to rise. Someone said it was over 20 inches but that has not been confirmed. The only good thing about all this is the way the people responded. The took care of … Continue reading Union Parish Is Under Water
Ancestry DNA: Genetic Testing – DNA Test
Discover your ethnicity Connect with new relatives Family history is in our DNA This is the best thing I have done since starting my ancestry search. I was able to confirm one set of my 3rd great grandparents. Now I want to buy another kit for my mother and brother.
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