Surnames and Family Research Forum
Clark's in Livingston Parish, Louisiana
I am seeking additional information on my great great grandfather from Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Peter Clark was borned in 1853 in St. Helena Parish Louisiana. His parents are listed as being from Virginia. He married Rebecca Yoiungblood in 1874 and acquired 155.33 acres of land under the 1862 Homestead Act in 1894. I have reviewed the entire Homestead Act application and noted that he had four witnesses - Charles Baptiste, Henry Tinskell, Alfred Robinson and David Marshall. I then reviewed every single application of the witnesses. Bottomline, these Homestead Act applications are rich in genealogical information, yet, I am still seeking additional information on Peter. I was told that he was a minister and also a free person of color, Unfortunately, I have not been able to verify this information. I could only find a Parry Clark in St. Helena Parish in 1870 but, not a Peter. Now, I do realize that because he did reside in the Old French Settlement that Parry could have been the French pronuniciation of Pierre. In any case, I want to make sure that Peter can be found in 1870. By the way I found a Isabel Clark in the 1860 census and Peter named his first child Isabel. Could this be a coincident?