Written by Dr. Tim Hudson Since the earliest Europeans arrived in what is now Union Parish, young male residents have answered the call to defend their homes, state, and country. The War Between the States remains the conflict during which the largest number of Union Parish soldiers perished, both in battle and from disease. This … Continue reading Killed in Action
Written by Tim Hudson These biographies describe the lives of men and women of African ancestry who managed to make the incredible transition from the status of slave to successful farmer in Union Parish, Louisiana following the abolition of slavery and prior to the implementation of the Jim Crows laws of the 1890s. Samuel … Continue reading From Slave to Freeman to Successful Farmer
The Gazette August 26, 1896 Last Wednesday morning Mose Wilson, colored, was put on trial for his life before the district court under the grave charge of murdering Tom and Caroline Franklin last April. A jury was very quickly impaneled and the evidence heard which was conclusive as to Wilson's guilt. Being charged by the … Continue reading Mose Wilson to Hang
The Gazette July 29, 1896 Last Saturday morning about six o'clock Capt. C. M. Bearden, owner and builder of the steamer Rosa B, died at his father's residence four miles west of Farmerville, after an illness of two weeks with typhus malarial fever. The deceased was a hard-working young man of indomitable energy and untiring … Continue reading Captain C. M. Bearden
The Gazette July 22, 1896 A deplorable accident occurred Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. John Moncrief, on the Vernon and Ruston road; near Bonner, which cost the life of one man and came near destroying the life of another. Mr. Moncrief and a young man by the name of Rodgers, were engaged in … Continue reading A Sad Death
The Gazette June 24, 1896 The case of Mrs. Pauline Stein vs. the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias, after being on trial for several days in the United States circuit court at New Orleans, Judge Pariange presiding, resulted in a mistrial last Thursday. The following facts leading to the institution of the suit are taken … Continue reading Mrs. Pauline Stein vs. Knights of Pythias
The Gazette June 17, 1896 John Cupp, who was shot from ambush several weeks ago in Claiborne parish, died last week from the effects of his wounds. One of his grandsons was indicted for the crime by the recent grand jury and is now confined in jail.