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1850 Caddo Parish Slave Census

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February 23, 2014 by elhseven

The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Caddo Parish reported 5,763 slaves with 466 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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1850 Bossier Parish Slave Census

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February 18, 2014 by elhseven

The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Bossier Parish reported 4,396 slaves with 295 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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Buckhall Plantation, Bossier Parish

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February 16, 2014 by elhseven

According to the Volume 4, page 112 of the 1856 Land Partition of Paulina DeGraffenried Gilmer & James Gilmer, Buckhall …
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Hurricane Bluff Plantation, Bossier Parish

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February 16, 2014 by elhseven

This 2,285 acre plantation, valued at $138,045 in 1857 was initially given to John Pickett Jr. as a part of …
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Outrage in Caddo – Three Colored Men Murdered in 1869

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February 16, 2014 by elhseven

I stumbled across this editorial recently which was reprinted in the Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) on Wednesday, February 10, …
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Before we were Democrats…

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February 1, 2014 by elhseven

Newly freed slaves and slave descendants  began heavily voting the Republican ticket from 1865 – 1868 electing Republican politicians who …
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Goldpoint Plantation, NW Louisiana

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January 28, 2014 by elhseven

Goldpoint Plantation, Bossier, Parish The following includes a list of indentured servants from Goldpoint plantation.  This 1857 conveyance record represents …
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Hettie Adger Cemetery/St. Paul CME Church

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January 18, 2014 by elhseven

I continue to tell people sometimes the only evidence of one’s existence is found in a graveyard.  If you are …
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Some slave & freedmen records at Red River Baptist Church, Benton, LA

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January 11, 2014 by elhseven

Red River Baptist Church was started in 1849 in the Willow Chute community of Bossier parish with the following 13 …
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Bossier Race Riots of 1868

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January 3, 2014 by elhseven

The following excerpt was taken from Burton, Wilie. (1993). On the Black Side of Shreveport: A History (2nd edition.) The …
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