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Bonnie Sisson Manning (#47311181)
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Bio Photo Born/raised in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. Lived in Southern California for 30 years and have now returned to Morehouse Parish. Since I was little, I've been facinated by the 1922 cold case of Filmore Watt Daniel/Thomas Fletcher Richard. Their deaths/aftermath helped prevent the growth of the KKK in the 20's.

I'm happy to share what KKK info I have with anyone else. From the Family History Club, I have:

1 "The Murders of Mer Rouge" by John Rogers of the St. Louis Dispatch (Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter)
2 "The 20th Century KKK in Morehouse Parish" by Dr. Alton Earl Ingram.
3 "The Black Hood of the KKK" - Prof. James M. Ruiz - Penn State - Harrisburg.
4 The Family History Club has given me copies of the newspaper clippings collected by Tott Davenport.
5 Whiskey, Mischief and the Courthouse Gang by George Patton (Dec 2005)

I have been documenting the families of Sisson, Harp, Daniel, Yeldell, Evans, Cheshire, Arant, Sims, Humphrey(s), Laing, Rainwater & Bowe. PLUS I dabble in several others.

I have a copy of Thomas Young "T.Y." Harp's "My Kinfolk: An Account of the Harps, Masoners, Runyons, Whitlocks, Flinns, Greens and Roberts." I'll happily send copies to anyone who wants one.

I am working with the Family History Club's publications, "Known Burials of Morehouse Parish" - Vol 1 & 2. I will happily transfer any of my FAG sites to family and friends of loved ones. You may use any pictures I've taken or posted.

I have started adding information to various FAG sites from Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey's "Bartholomew's Song" - many family histories are contained within it. I also believe that this book started Morehouse Parish people cleaning up the bayou. I highly recommend this book to you.

I have finished scanning the book "Men & Women in WWII from Lincoln, Morehouse and Union Parishes". I'm taking the pictures and the military info and adding it to the memorials I find. Let me know if I post something in error - or if I can share any of these scans with you.

THANK YOU to Larry Freeman who has provided more than 3500 pictures for me to post. Larry! You are a jewel!!!!

For additional info you may contact

The Family History Club
P.O. Box 1227
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
Family History Club
Snyder Museum
1620 East Madison Avenue
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
(318) 281-8760
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John Goodwin
transfer of the "Hunters"
Thank you Bonnie for transferring my family memorials. It means so much to me the kindness and hard work you do for others!!!! You are a true angel !!!!
Added by John Goodwin on May 25, 2015 2:31 AM
Paul Folse
RE: Picture of Edward Bruff Folse
Thanks so much for sending me the scanned photo of Edward Bruff Folse from the 1942 Bastrop Enterprise.

I will forward a copy to his daughter.
Added by Paul Folse on Feb 01, 2015 6:23 PM
Paul Folse
RE: Picture of Edward Bruff Folse
I would like to get a copy of the picture of E. B. Folse from Bastrop Enterprise 1942.
Is there a website where I can get the picture?
Or, can you send a copy to me at

Added by Paul Folse on Feb 01, 2015 9:44 AM
Ann Berry McNair
RE: Lottie Brodnax in Old Bastrop Cemetery
Bonnie, thanks for adding the marriage information. I think Dock was just a nickname for Fred. Please re-link to him. I have sent other information and links to your personal bio page to be approved. They are on the edit tab on your page. I really appreciate your willingness to help, Ann
Added by Ann Berry McNair on Jan 28, 2015 9:15 PM
Mary-Elizabeth Joiner
Rev. Jepta Hughes
Thank you so very much, Bonnie, for photographing Rev. Jepta Hughes grave marker. Great pic! Wonderfuly clear! Keep up the good work.
Added by Mary-Elizabeth Joiner on Jan 27, 2015 11:20 AM
Farrar and related families
You are The Best!
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Jan 18, 2015 10:07 AM
Farrar and related families
An unfortunate mess up, confusion cuz of same names.
I apologize as there is confusion on too many Farrars with the same name and even duplicate memorials for this group. Your photos have greatly helped in weaving through this bunch. I am wondering if you would be ok with deleting the two photos that you have posted to the memorial #54253750. These are on the memorial of the small child. You may have realized this. I reposted your photos onto the memorial of the father, the stones were his gravestones. I have noted you as photographer. I hope this is ok.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Jan 15, 2015 5:32 PM
James Higginbotham
Thanks for providing the additinal information for him. Have blessed New Year, KL
Added by KL on Jan 04, 2015 2:17 PM
Farrar and related families
Thank you for your wonderful help and photography.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Dec 28, 2014 3:44 PM
Carolyn Heath Sisk
James M (M.L.) Moore memorial
Hi Bonnie

I found info you posted for James M.L. Moore on the findagrave website. ML was my Uncle, he was my dad's half-brother. My grandmother, Alice Beatrice Copeland was married to Barney Andrew Moore, ML's dad. She later married my granddad Leonard C Heath Sr and they had 3 kids: Lena Heath Emanuel, Betty Katherine Heath Graves, and my dad Leonard C Heath Jr. All of them were ML's half-siblings. I sent a correction to findagrave for ML's parents. You submitted Lorraine and Leonard Heath Sr as his parents. Leonard C Heath Sr was his stepdad, Lorraine was Leonard Sr's second relation to ML.

I see that you posted a military picture of Uncle ML to the findagrave website. His daughter Maggie, my cousin, has no pictures of her parents. Do you have any more pictures of either ML or his second wife, Lilly? Lilly was my cousin's mother. She would love to have copies if you do.

Thank you for posting the memorial on findagrave and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I can be contacted at
Added by Carolyn Heath Sisk on Dec 06, 2014 5:05 PM
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