Parish Police Jury Composed of Seven Men 100 Years Ago

The Gazette October 5, 1939 William Wilkerson's Home Was Meeting Place of the Group   The men who formed Union Parish are worth remembering. The group that gathered at the home of William Wilkerson on May 16, 1939 near the mouth of Bayou Cornie were seven men "tried and true". They were John N. Farmer, … Continue reading Parish Police Jury Composed of Seven Men 100 Years Ago

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Farmerville Granted First Charter in 1842

The Gazette October 5, 1939 Operated Under this Charter For 28 Years New Charter Granted By State Legislature on March 16th, 1870 Although Farmerville was organized and plotted in 1839, it wasn't until the general assembly of 1842 that the town was granted a charter and incorporated. It operated under this charter with several amendments … Continue reading Farmerville Granted First Charter in 1842

Creation of Union Parish Louisiana by the Louisiana Legislature

This was taken from the USGenWeb Archives and was submitted by Dr. Timothy Hudson. It was not included in the information I have. However, it is a very important part of what I will be posting. Official Journal of the 1839 Louisiana Legislature: Act Twelve of the 14th Legislature of Louisiana The 1839 Louisiana Legislature officially created … Continue reading Creation of Union Parish Louisiana by the Louisiana Legislature