I recently subscribed to a mailing list for West Carroll Parish through rootsweb. The URL is listed on my blog page if anyone is interested in subscribing. While looking through old posts to the mailing list, I noticed one about some Shaw sisters. As I read further, I found that one of them was my GGgranmother! I was pretty excited, but knew that the post being four years old might dampen my success in contacting the person. I emailed anyway and got a prompt reply. We have been exchanging information for a few weeks now, and I've found out quite a bit that I hadn't known before. A lot of the information I've received is also documented, which is even better. I will give a brief overview of these sisters here, and if anyone is interested in them, please blog about it and I'll provide more info.
Born 1822 in Louisiana
Married James L. Cawthon 23 Oct 1859 in Carroll Parish
Died Btwn 1900 & 1910 in Richland Parish
Children - Thomas W., Albert H., and Benjamin F. (she also raised four children from James
L.'s previous marriage - James A., Mary A., George C., and William H.
Charlotte E. Shaw
Born 1824 in Louisiana
Married Amos R. Strong 17 Feb 1848 in Chicot County, Arkansas
Married David McCaskill in Chicot County, Arkansas
Died Abt 1878 in West Carroll, Louisiana
Children - Laura, Amanda, Rosana, Frank, and Amos
Margaret M. Shaw
Born 1825 in Louisiana
Married Richard M. Millikin 8 May 1845 in Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Died Abt 1883 in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Children - James Shaw, Robert C., Creed Tanner, Richard M., John D., and Margurite
Born 1826 in Louisiana
Married Henry Cooper 25 Dec 1845 in Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Married John Aaron 20 Aug 1859 in Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Children - Ellen, Mary V., George M., Margaret F., William (all Coopers) and Matilda A.
Born 1829 in Louisiana
Married Enoch Guthrie 12 Oct 1847 in Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Died Abt 1910 in Texas
Children - Minerva, Florence, Ada, and William
The parents of these girls are listed as Samuel Shaw and Mary Dempsey - so far this is not documented. If anyone has more information, we would sure like to hear it.
Who are these people?
Sally Jo Gibson sent me this picture of the "Old Floyd" Courthouse, but didn't know who the people were. If anyone knows who they are, please let the rest of us know. Just post a reply.