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


The GazetteJanuary 4, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Dougan Edwards of Houston, Texas, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Edwards last week. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Parnell of Choudrant spent Tuesday with Mrs. J. W. Read. Miss Willard Brashier, who teaches at Merryville, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Add … Continue reading Union

Court Items

The GazetteOctober 26, 1904 The past session of the district court of Union Parish was rather a heavy one as here were several cases of a serious nation to be tried. The petit jury was discharged last Saturday and the most of the present week was taken up with civil matters. The following cases were … Continue reading Court Items

Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice

Bernice Historical Society People and Places Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice Introduction:  A 1939 article on the history of Union Parish states “Dr. George Carroll was the first physician to take up residence in Bernice.  He was shortly followed by Doctors Dendy and Garland.” The census of 1900 ( the first taken in … Continue reading Physicians in the Earliest Years of Bernice