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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Something new

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    January 27, 2013 by elhseven

    What started off as simple pedigree chart back in 2004 grew into 10 years of unearthing and connecting, obvious, reluctant …
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