Thursday, October 2, 2008

Louisiana Trip

I recently visited West Carroll Parish for the first time. It was wonderful visiting Bayou Macon Cemetery where many of my ancestors were buried. It was evening when I arrived, and it was a little eerie to hear all the bug noises and see bugs flying everywhere. I'm used to bugs, but not that many.
I visited Old Floyd and had a hard time imagining what it must have been like when it was the county seat. Only a few homes remain. I also visited both East Carroll and West Carroll courthouses. I could have stayed for days just looking through old records. But I didn't have time for that. Maybe next time, and there will be a next time, although I think I'll go at another time of the year when it's not so hot and humid.
I did find a record that said my great grandmother, Mary Cummins, was the 'issue' of James Cummins and his wife Mary rather than John Cummins and Joanna Robbins (Roberts), so I was happy about that. I still don't know the real story, but will believe this one until I find out differently. I've written about this before, so if anyone is interested, just read my previous blogs. I think it was Thanksgiving 2007 that I wrote about them.
I received a blog comment today about a cemetery in Millikin, Louisiana. I was just there, but didn't know there was a cemetery there! I hope I make contact with this person again. I would love to know if any of my ancestors are buried there.
Next time I write, I'll post some pictures from my trip.


Louisiana Genealogy Blogs said...

Hello, you can post information that you found (cemetery conditions etc.) about Bayou Macon Cemetery at Louisiana Cemeteries. Just send me an email and I will sign you up. Glad to see you back! Here is the URL:

Sandy Moore said...

Hello Terry,
I have been so involved with just East Carroll cemeteries, that I need to branch out into ones such as the Bayou Macon Cemetery. Any of them that contains people that are linked to the L.P./East Carroll area such as your ancestors are. Maybe you can help me out with a few more names of cemeteries in the area. I have started trying to take headstone pics. Would appreciate any you already have (via email). Thanks, Sandy Moore
P.S. I was sent a copy of the pic of the couple in front of the Floyd Courthouse. It was sent to me by Gus Thompson, who lived at Floyd, so I assumed it was either him & his wife or his ancestors. He passed away a couple years ago.

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.

Old Floyd Courthouse

Old Floyd Courthouse

Buildings in Old Floyd

Buildings in Old Floyd