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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:

"The Murders of Mer Rouge" by John Rogers
"The 20th Century KKK in Morehouse Parish" by Alton Earl Ingram.
"The Black Hood of the KKK" - Prof. James M. Ruiz
The Family History Club has given me copies of the newspaper clippings collected by Tott Davenport.

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 3000 pictures for me to post. Larry! You are a jewel!!!!

For additional info you may contact

The Family History Club at P.O. Box 1227, Bastrop, Louisiana 71221 OR Family History Club / Snyder Museum at 1620 East Madison Avenue, Bastrop, Louisiana 71221 (318) 281-8760 OR go to the website at
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John Dickinson

May I have your permission to repost your Find A Grave photos (with attribution) to my family research site?

John Dickinson
Added by John Dickinson on Jun 29, 2014 5:57 PM
455th AAA Historian
Edker Jake Wyatt

If you should ever be able to find an obituary for him in a local libary, etc., please let me know. It may give even more clues about his service and what he did as an occupation later in life. I can add all that to my 455th AAA history. Thanks!
Added by 455th AAA Historian on Jun 29, 2014 1:57 PM
Wanda Shirley
RE: Mozelle Clark - Memorial Park - Morehouse Parish
Mozelle Gravely Clark is a descendant of my John Ambrose Gilstrap, therefore a cousin. I have not problem with you transferring it.
thank you for doing the update
Added by Wanda Shirley on Jun 26, 2014 7:08 PM
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Edker Jake Wyatt
Bonnie, I am writing a history of the 455th AAA Bn. in WW2. Edker was the General Clerk in Headquarters. Are there any known photos of him? Any help would be appreciated. He also served in Panama from 1939-1942, roughly.
Added by 455th AAA Historian on Jun 22, 2014 3:21 PM
Stephen K Stephenson
xfer of memorial to me ...
Thank you for transferring Mary Francis Hayman's memorial to me; she is my uncle's first wife and mother of a living cousin.

Steve Stephenson
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Jun 09, 2014 4:01 PM
Mike Gahagan
Added by Mike Gahagan on May 05, 2014 10:51 AM
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Nettie Gahagan
Florence A. "Nettie" Gahagan.
From the Shrevport Newspaper: Miss Nettie Gahagan married O.W. Douglass in Ruston on 15 February 1887, "of Vienna". The Louisiana marriage records show they married on 16 February, 1887 at Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

I can not find a O.W. Douglass. If you run across him or anything on him, would you let me know.

Or if you find an old obit on Nettie. Thanks
Added by Mike Gahagan on May 01, 2014 2:48 PM
RE: Minnie Belle White Smith linked to William Smith
Way to far out on the tree that I would consider as family. Thanks for the offer though.

Added by BobbyC on Apr 15, 2014 9:28 AM
jo buis
Mer Rouge Cemetery
Thank you for the photos of the markers for John and Sarah McAdams
Added by jo buis on Apr 14, 2014 2:57 PM
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Mer Rouge
Thank you for the photos of the marker for the Hayden and Montgomery families
Added by jo buis on Apr 14, 2014 2:33 PM
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