Real Estate Transfers

The Gazette November 18, 1903 Samuel Sisco to L. E. Smith, 115 acres of land, $200. Mr. Q. Colvin to L. N. Holmes, lot in Bernice, $75. B. F. Gray to L. N.  Holmes, lot in Bernice, $200. W. L. Odom to T. N. Bailey, 80 acres of land, $600. Mrs. Florence Johnson to C. … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers


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

Court Items

The Gazette October 28, 1903 Chas. Absent, who was charged with assault with attempt to rape, was found guilty of assault. Jim Stephens pleaded guilty to charge of petty larceny and was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment in the parish jail. A nolle prosequi was entered in another case against him for carrying concealed weapons. … Continue reading Court Items

Long Live the Memory of Linville School (1867-2005)

Written by Jon R. McKinnie 1963 Linville Grad Early studies report that a man named Linville from North Carolina settled in the forests of what would become eastern Union Parish. He established the Linville Trading Post in 1778, thirteen miles northwest of the Ouachita City port. It was constructed on an old Indian trail, later … Continue reading Long Live the Memory of Linville School (1867-2005)

Court Items

The Gazette October 21, 1903 Jim Stevens pleaded guilty to petty larceny. Nolle prosequi was entered in the following cases: Will Lewis, carnal knowledge of female under 16 years of age; Geo Lovettt, same offense; Dave Simmons retailing liquor without license. Abb Reed and Pink Wood pleaded guilty to carrying concealed weapons and were each … Continue reading Court Items

From Farmerville

The Gazette October 7, 1903 Wanted at Once! WOOD  “50”  CHOPPERS Highest Prices Paid.  Apply to J. D. Baughman Cow Belle alias Hatchet Tobacco, alias The "Devil" Smith. I have for sale the Weber wagon — best wagon on the market.  J. D. BAUGHMAN. “Strength and vigor come of good food, duly digested. ‘Force,’ a ready-to-serve … Continue reading From Farmerville