Wood-Harvey Feud Began in 1839

Written by Edna Liggin North Louisiana Historical Association The Times - Shreveport LouisianaJuly 2, 1976 It all began a year after the parish of Union was organized in 1839. The president of the first Union Parish Police Jury, Matthew Wood, got involved in a feud with his boyhood chum, Peter Harvey. Matthew was a stern … Continue reading Wood-Harvey Feud Began in 1839

Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of Week

Farmerville Gazette, February 15, 1939Written by Edna Liggin as Uncle Lige Community Heartbeat: Faces about the country: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shaver coming up from Ruston to visit his mother, Mrs. Jane Shaver .... Gordon Albritton home from school in New Orleans, due to illness .... Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Poland a-goin' to see Mrs. … Continue reading Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of Week

Cumi and Liss – Granddaughters of Daniel Lowery

Written by Edna Liggin The GazetteMay 4, 1978 (Author's Note: This is the third in the series of articles of families living near Lowery's Ferry on Cornie Creek. These families are the Austins, Youngbloods and Lowerys.) Living in the area today are two sisters, granddaughters of Daniel Lowery, who grew up on Cornie Creek near … Continue reading Cumi and Liss – Granddaughters of Daniel Lowery

Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette February 16, 1978 "The best and only place to live" is the theme of every statement Leon Austin makes about his 80 years of living near Lowery's Ferry, his beloved spot on Cornie Creek. Here is his home, his natural environment, here he still … Continue reading Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

FAMILY HISTORY OF WILLIS FRANKLIN LINDSEY

Written by Margaret Florence Moffett Provided by Edna Liggin Among the early settlers of Ruston was the family of Willis Franklin Lindsey. He brought his family down from Shiloh, Louisiana, in 1895. Shiloh was a thriving little town situated between Bernice and Farmerville. The Lindsey family was quite large by today's standards. There were three … Continue reading FAMILY HISTORY OF WILLIS FRANKLIN LINDSEY