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Doris Falkenheiner
RE: Joseph François Charles De L'Hoste
Thanks so much for the info. Are you a relative to Mr. De L'Hoste? If so, I will be glad to transfer the record to you.
Added by Doris Falkenheiner on Oct 20, 2014 6:42 AM
Doris Falkenheiner
Joseph Francois Delhoste
I received an email from Find-A-Grave that you had left me a suggestion re: #87017211, but was not able to find the suggestion. Am always open to corrections, suggestions, etc. If you are a family member, I will be glad to transfer the entry to you.

Best wishes
Doris Falkenheiner
Added by Doris Falkenheiner on Oct 19, 2014 6:45 AM
Greg de Valcourt
Saint John Cemetery, Lafayette, LA
Thanks for the new additions to St. John's Cemetery. They look real good and I have added the memorial photos.
Added by Greg de Valcourt on Sep 20, 2014 3:03 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
RE: James M. Williams

I have sent a bio for Moses and connections to his sons to Osborne but have not heard back.
Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Sep 08, 2014 5:46 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
Williams and Collins Cemeteries

Thanks for your comments on the Cemeteries. There does seem to be some confusion regarding these Cemeteries.
The De Soto Parish site here:
Indicates that this is the Williams Cemetery and gives the same description that was used in Mary Collins Landins except that she called it the Moses Collins Jr. Cemetery. And you will note that when I added that cemetery I included the description that Mary used in her book.

The Williams Cemetery at Find a Grave
Gives no description for the location of the Cemetery.

I also thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will do further checking and change the errors.

Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Sep 07, 2014 10:39 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
James M Williams 32127710
Thanks Sebastien for your cautiousness
I want to share the notes that I have for James.
I am out of state now and do not have the full transcription of Moses Collins Williams succession which was recorded DeSoto Parish in 1874 and includes the statements that both he and his brothers Weston and Samuel P were living in Washington Co., Texas.
1870 Census Washington Co., Texas Page 239 has James M. Williams age 32 a Farmer with Real Estate valued at $30,000 and Personal property at $3500 born in LA with wife S.A., age 34 born Texas A. E. age 2 Born Texas James M. age 10/12 Born August 1870 in Texas. Also living with them is H.P. Coleman age 35 a farm laborer born in VA

1874 Succession of his father states that he was then a resident of Washington County, Texas

1880 Census Washington Co., Texas has James Williams age 40, a Farmer born in LA with wife Sarah A. a white female age 45 keeping house born in Texas father born Georgia mother born New York; Hoxey a son age 10 born in Texas; Emmin a daughter age 8 born in Texas. Both children are attending school; Mattee P. a daughter age 6 born Texas; Asa M. a son age 2 born Texas: Harriet Williams a black female age 36 a servant cook born in Texas; Reed Lewis a black male 48 born Texas a servant laborer his father and mother were born in La; Alias Henry a black male 25 born Ga a servant his mother & father also born in GA

With regard to the maiden name of Elizabeth, that has been an ongoing family record for years. They were married

Marriage to Elizabeth Woodruff
1833 31 Jan Age: 21
Mississippi Marion Co.

While I have used the research of Mary Collins Landin's, book titled 'The Collins and Travis Families and their Allies' published 1982 I have also completed much of the research myself. I got original documents from the DeSoto County records in Mansfields in about 1997.

Moses Collins Williams was the brother of my 4th great grandfather Henry Lightfoot Williams Birth 7 JUL 1811 in Georgia Death 3 MAY 1892 in Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana

If you want further documentation, I can provided that when I return home in about 3 weeks.

Thanks again for your safekeeping of this ancestors memorial.
LaDonna, mother Ruby Lee Stutts, grandmother Virginia Lynn Murray, great grandfather Curtis Williams Murray, gg grandmother Julia Ann Williams, ggg grandfather Henry Lightfoot Williams.

Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Sep 07, 2014 10:00 PM
Koch Cemetery
I transferred ownership of a couple of Koch family members to you. We were just passing through the area and took some photos. You seem to know about the family and would be able to add or change information as needed. I'm sure that there are probably some more memorial pages from that cemetery that I started, if you know anything about those people and would like to add or change information, let me know and I will be happy to transfer them to you, also. Thanks for the correction concerning Louise and Otto. You know what they say about the word assume and one of these days I will learn not to assume that a male and female buried next to each other doesn't mean they are husband and wife. Again, thanks for your input!
Added by MINImax on Sep 07, 2014 8:22 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
James was the son of Rev Moses Williams Mem # 130774874 and Elizabeth Woodruff mem # 130774462 of Desoto Parish Louisiana.
Moses was an early resident of DeSoto Parish and was a Constable of the first Court. He was a well known Baptist minister in the Parish.
Western District, De Soto, Louisiana
Moses Williams 43 Eliza Williams 38 Franklin J Williams 16 Weston L Williams 14 James M Williams 12 Lucinda Williams 7 Louisa Williams 5 Marion M Williams 1 Seth Woodruff 22 H P C Dulaney 22 Alley Woodruff 20

1860 Age: 48
De Soto, Louisiana, United States
M C Williams 53 Eliza Williams 39 Franklin Williams 25 Weslin L Williams 24 James M Williams 21 Lucinda Williams 16 Louisa Williams 14 Marion M Williams 12 S P Williams 8 Fanny Williams 4

His brother Weston is buried in Brownwood Texas at the Greenleaf Cemetery

If you would add these parents to James it will help complete my attempt to connect all of Moses' children.
Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Sep 07, 2014 11:44 AM
RE: Eudolie
57451071 is this the number of the great cook you talked about? Check on the wife of Max Jr., I will check also.
Added by Soileau on Aug 31, 2014 9:42 PM
Jeanine Lormand
George Lormand Sr.
Thanks for the transfer of George Lormand Sr. and all the hours of work you put into his memorial. He is my grandfather I never was able to meet.
Added by Jeanine Lormand on Aug 22, 2014 10:02 PM
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