Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of Week

Farmerville Gazette, February 8, 1939Written by Edna Liggin as Uncle Lige Wal, I'll be doggone if ma didn't muss up my colyum last week'. Ma jest ain't a natural born writer like I am. A-puttin' in thar about quilt de-signs, settin' hens and sech follishness! As if my readers keered anything about that! My colyum is … Continue reading Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of Week

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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

FAMILY HISTORY OF WILLIS FRANKLIN LINDSEY

Written by Margaret Florence Moffett Provided by Edna Liggin Among the early settlers of Ruston was the family of Willis Franklin Lindsey. He brought his family down from Shiloh, Louisiana, in 1895. Shiloh was a thriving little town situated between Bernice and Farmerville. The Lindsey family was quite large by today's standards. There were three … Continue reading FAMILY HISTORY OF WILLIS FRANKLIN LINDSEY

The Family of Edna Liggin, Unofficial Parish Historian

Written by Maradee Liggin Cryer I grew up in Union Parish. We lived about seven miles from Bernice, Farmerville and Dubach. My roots are deep there as most of my ancestors came into Union and Lincoln Parishes in the years between 1844 and 1892. Exactly 100 years after my Liggin ancestors moved from Alabama to … Continue reading The Family of Edna Liggin, Unofficial Parish Historian