Victor Tabor, Old McDonald

Written by Edna Liggin The Gazette October 21, 1976 Victor Tabor, who lives on Rural Road 3320, south of Spearsville, is an almost self-sustaining, on-man farmer, a rare breed in this day of supermarkets, co-ops, and big farms. In fact, he is almost extinct! In the day s of Mr. Tabor's great-grandfather, Joseph Shaw, it … Continue reading Victor Tabor, Old McDonald

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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

Ellis Lowery, Grandson of Rail-Splitter Daniel

Written by Edna Liggin - March 1978 "Good gosh, youngun" was the flattering appellation given us when we asked Ellis Lowery about rail fences in the days of his grandfather, Daniel Lowery.  "That's all we had for fences in those day's" Ellis reminded us. Rather put down, we remembered from previous research that barbwire did … Continue reading Ellis Lowery, Grandson of Rail-Splitter Daniel

Edna Liggin Inducted into Bernice Hall of Fame at Corney Creek PorkFest

Photographed above with the official Hall of Fame portrait of their mother following Saturday's induction ceremonies in Bernice are daughters of the late Edna Liggin (left to right) Maradee Liggin Cryor, Mollie (Molly) Liggin Rankin and Geanne (Jeanne) Liggin Salvagio.  This year's first annual Corney Creek PorkFest Hall of Fame inducted one of Bernice's best … Continue reading Edna Liggin Inducted into Bernice Hall of Fame at Corney Creek PorkFest

Bernice Was a Prosperous Town Before World War II

Written by Edna Liggin Published February 16, 1989 What motivated Laurence Carroll to estimate he picked two bales of cotton one fall for which picking he never received a penny as a cotton-picker? Laurence Carroll was selling cars for the Ford Agency at Bernice! He would stop his car, go out into the cotton field, … Continue reading Bernice Was a Prosperous Town Before World War II

History of Bernice & Farmerville, Louisiana

Written by Edna Liggin 1939   In the 1790s when Union Parish grew wild and was roamed by Indians (there is found today an Indian burial mound on the old Scott Hamilton place), John Honeycutt, trader and trapper, did business with the Indians from the present site of Camden, Arkansas, to Biloxi, Mississippi, and assisted the … Continue reading History of Bernice & Farmerville, Louisiana

History of Bernice and Farmerville, Louisiana

by Edna Matthews Liggin 1939 In the 1790's when Union Parish grew wild and was roamed by Indians (there is found today an Indian burial mound on the old Scott Hamilton place), John Honeycutt, trader and trapper, did business with the Indians from the present site of Camden, Arkansas to Biloxi, Mississippi and assisted the Spanish government … Continue reading History of Bernice and Farmerville, Louisiana