Sheriff John Martin Lee

Dr. Timothy Hudson John Martin Lee (24 July 1829–30 June 1893) was born near Snow Hill, in Wilcox County Alabama, the son of Martin Batte Lee and Levincy Albritton. He grew up at Snow Hill, surrounded by his parents’ large extended families and undoubtedly attending Bethsaida Primitive Baptist Church of which his father and uncle, … Continue reading Sheriff John Martin Lee

Union Parish Family Feud: The Ward-Auld-McGough-Joiner Shootouts

Written by Dr. Tim Hudson The Ward, Auld, McGough, and Joiner families all settled in the Bayou d’Loutre region east of Farmerville in the latter 1830s and 1840s. Numerous intermarriages connected the Ward, Auld, and McGough families, and they remained close throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Several incidents of conflict, including two violent … Continue reading Union Parish Family Feud: The Ward-Auld-McGough-Joiner Shootouts

Nineteenth Century Union Parish Economy

Written by Dr. Timothy D. Hudson Villages routinely formed and dissolved as European settlement expanded across the continent, causing many county and parish seats to occasionally change locations. Farmerville’s crowning jewel that cemented her position as the permanent parish seat and evolution into the regional economic center lay in her geographical location, more specifically, the … Continue reading Nineteenth Century Union Parish Economy

Judge James E. Trimble & U.S. Army Officers

Written by Dr. Timothy D. Hudson James Etherington Trimble played a pivotal role in Union Parish and the surrounding region during the two decades following the War. Born in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania in 1834, at the age of fifteen Trimble was appointed as a midshipman and ordered to Annapolis, Maryland, where he passed his examinations and … Continue reading Judge James E. Trimble & U.S. Army Officers

Shiloh

Written by Dr. Timothy D. Hudson During the latter half of the nineteenth century, Shiloh formed the commercial center of the western portion of Union Parish, attracting extensive business from not only the surrounding countryside of southwestern Union, but also from portions of Claiborne, Jackson, and Lincoln Parishes due to Shiloh’s role as a gateway … Continue reading Shiloh

Captain John Mercer Rabun

Dr. Timothy D. Hudson John Mercer Rabun’s business skill and acumen significantly influenced Farmerville’s development as a leading center of north Louisiana commerce during the postwar era of the nineteenth century. In a variety of occupations, including his work as a farmer, newspaper publisher/editor, steamboat pilot and captain, steamboat landing operator, steamboat designer, transportation company … Continue reading Captain John Mercer Rabun

The Assassination of Shiloh Constable John Nimrod Ferguson

Dr. Timothy D. Hudson John Nimrod Ferguson was born in Butts County Georgia on 2 October 1838, the son of Thomas Jefferson Ferguson and Hannah McCallum. The family moved to Spalding County Georgia in the 1840s, and John married there in 1862 to Martha Rebecca Weldon. After service in the Confederate Army during the War, … Continue reading The Assassination of Shiloh Constable John Nimrod Ferguson

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

George Washington Albritton & Sarah Ann Fowler

Dr. Timothy Hudson George Washington Albritton was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia in 1810, the son of Enoch Albritton and Penelope Frizzle. Enoch and Penelope had both been born in Pitt County, North Carolina in 1771 and 1772, respectively. They married there about 1792 or 1793, but left North Carolina in 1806 or 1807 and moved to Georgia. … Continue reading George Washington Albritton & Sarah Ann Fowler