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
"Save the Caboose Campaign" has begun! Contributions are greatly appreciated no matter how small ! Plans are underway to restore the caboose as an actual caboose. You can send donations to Bernice Historical Society, P.O. Box 524, Bernice, Louisiana 71222 or to Cathy Buckely at 12764 Hwy 2 Bernice 71222.
The Gazette June 4, 1902 B. F. Pleasant to Newton Reeves, lot in Bernice, $137.50. G. E. Powell to Mrs. L. G. Anderson, house and lot in Marion, $300. T. J. Tatum et al to J. J. Slade, 70 acres of land, $140. Arkansas Southern R. R. to Mrs. I. A. Ramsey, 2 lots in … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers
I received this e-mail from Stephanie Herrmann at the Union Parish Library. If you can help please do so. During the month of April, the Union Parish Library will be hosting an exhibit about "Exploring Union Parish". We will feature stories/programs of early explorers, but would like to include information/exhibits of historical markers of our … Continue reading Attention History Buffs
I received a e-mail asking assistance on Jesse Fowler and his second wife who was a Beard. If you have any information on either please post it in the comments. "Jesse Fowler along with his brothers, Lewis and James, left Pike County AL for Union Parish in middle 1840's. The 1850 Census shows Jesse at … Continue reading Jesse Fowler
The Museum needs help from the citizens of Bernice and Union Parish. Volunteers are needed to help during Museum hours starting after Labor Day. This is a great way to help preserve some of the memories of Bernice. Contact Cathy Buckley if you are interested and she can give you more details.
From 1931 I love the phone number. If you know who the Albritton Brothers were, please let me know.
During the Christmas holidays a reader contacted me about a house on Highway 2. She explained that the house was owned by a man named Goss and asked if I could give her some information on it. I didn't know the house she was asking about so I asked my mother. The lady had said … Continue reading Goss House on Highway 2 at Shiloh
If you have love ones buried at Mt. Patrick Cemetery please consider donating to the cemetery fund. There are only a couple of members left and they need help with the upkeep of the cemetery. It takes a good bit of money each year to keep the grass cut and this past year they had … Continue reading Mt. Patrick Church Cemetery Fund
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
When Thomas Henry Dawson Coplen was born on July 3, 1863, in Alabama, his father, James Russell, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Ann Elizabeth Eady, was 34. He married Laura Elizabeth Tatum on May 15, 1887, in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. They had nine children in 25 years. He died on December 12, 1919, in … Continue reading Thomas Henry Dawson Coplen Family
One of our readers is searching for information on Rev. Samuel Parham Leggett and the Leggett family. If you know anything please comment on this post.