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Re: dewitt lamell
In Response To: dewitt lamell - Pineville, LA ()

Hello Katari,

I'm not related to the Lamell Family, but I searched Ancestry.com for the Lamells and found the following information. I hope it helps!

Dawn

Social Security Death Index Record
about Dewitt T. Lamell
Name: Dewitt T. Lamell
SSN: 437-18-6856
Last Residence: 71361 Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 19 Jul 1913
Died: 22 Feb 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

1900 Census 9th Police Jury Ward, Natchitoches Parish, LA
Lotto Lemel Head B M b. Feb 1870 age 30 married 1 yrs b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farmer
Rellie Lemel Wife B F b. Apr 1873 age 27 married 1 yrs 5 children born 5 still living b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Christine Anderson Stepdaughter B F b. Aug 1887 age 12 single b. LA
Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farm laborer
Hughes Anderson Stepson B M b. Sept 1891 age 8 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Henry Anderson Stepson B M b. Dec 1893 age 6 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Addie Anderson Stepdaughter B F b.May 1895 age 5 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Rellie Anderson Stepdaughter B F b. July 1896 age 3 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Loyd Anderson Stepson B M b. Aug 1898 age 1 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Lizzie Wright Boarder B F b. Jan 1888(sic) age 22 widow no children b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA

1910 Census 9th Police Jury Ward, Natchitoches Parish, LA
Larto Lamell Head M B 40 married 17yrs(sic)* -- 2nd marriage b. LA
Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farmer Gen(eral) Farm
Sena Lamell Wife F B 25 F B married 17 yrs(sic)* -- 1st marriage
2children born 2 still living b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
John Lamell Son M B 3 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Andrew Lamell Son M B 11mon single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Amelia Metayer Sister F B 20 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Ansitell? Metayer Nephew M B 15 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA

*Obviously an enumeration error. They can't have been married 17 years and this obviously isn't Rellie from 1900.

1920 Census 9th Police Jury Ward, Natchitoches Parish, LA
Lotto Lamell Head M B 51 married b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farmer Plantation
Senia Lamell Wife F B 35 married b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
John B. Lamell Son M B 12 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: farm Helper
Andrew Lamell Son M B 10 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: farm helper
Lotto Lamell Jr. Son M B 9 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: farm helper
Lee Lamell Son M B 8 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Dewitt Lamell Son M B 6 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Mary Lamell Daughter M(sic) B 5 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA

1930 Census 2nd Police Jury Ward, Grant Parish, LA
Lotto Lemmell Head renter owns a radio M Neg 62 married 1st time at
age 20 b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farmer General Farm
Senia Lemmell F Neg 42 married 1st time at age 17 b. LA Father b. VA
Mother b. VA
Andrew Lemmell M Neg 20 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Lotto Lemmell Junr. M Neg 19 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Lee Lemmell M Neg 18 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Dewitt Lemmell M Neg 16 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA

1930 Census 2nd Police Jury Ward, Grant Parish, LA
John Lemell Head M Neg 24 married at age 18 b. LA fAther b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: farmer general farm
Louiza Lemell Wife F Neg 22 married at age 16 b. LA Father b. AL Mother b. LA

Your great-grandfather Larto/ Latto Lamell seems to have been married three times. First to Jennie Grant. Second to Mrs. Rellie Anderson. Third to Senia, your great-grandmother.

Source Information:
Hunting For Bears, comp. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925 [database
online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Compiled from a variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are available from the Clerk of the Court where the marriage license was issued. http://www.vitalrec.com/la.html#County

Natchitoches (1812-1900)

Name: Larto Lemell
Spouse: Jennie Grant
Marriage date: 12 Sep 1889
Marriage place: Natchitoches

I think the young man below is probably the uncle Frank you mentioned.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949. [database
online] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2002. Original data: State of
Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records
Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA.

Name: Frank Lamell
Death Date: 12 Jun 1924
Estimated Birth Year: 1902
Age: 22 years
Parish: Natchitoches
Certificate Number: 7630
Volume: 18
Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indeces 1900-1929

Name: Senia Lamell
Death Date: 3 May 1947
Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Age: 63 Years
Gender: Female
Race: Negro
Parish: Grant
Certificate Number: 974
Volume: 5
Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indices 1945-1949

I couldn't find Larto in the death Index. Perhaps he died after 1949?

Possible parents of Larto/Latto. For some reason I couldn't find your great-grandfather anywhere in 1880. I wonder if baby John isn't Larto? He would have been 5mon in July 1870 if he was born in Feb. 1870. Sometimes people choose to go by their middle names as adult. I know my Aunt Louisa was actually named Mary Louisa. It threw me off at first when I was looking through the census.
I didn't know who the younger daughter "Mary" was until I contacted a cousin who explained. I've had other relatives who also did this.

1870 Census Ward 10, Natchitoches Parish, LA
Derbane Lamel 35 M B Farmer Property $0 Personal $400 b. LA
Marguerite Lamel 30 F B Keeping House b. LA
Catherine Lamel 21 F B b. LA
Martin Lamel 7 M B b. LA
Dickerson Lamel 5 M B b. LA
John Lamel 5mon M B b. LA
Titine Lamel 10 F B b. LA
Luzette Lacoste 20 F B Laborer b. LA
Alfred Lacoste 3 M B b. LA
Madeline Lacoste 2 F B b. LA

Social Security Death Index Record

Name: Andrew Lamell
SSN: 433-20-9191
Last Residence: 71301 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 24 May 1909
Died: Dec 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

Name: Larto Lamell
SSN: 437-12-8212
Last Residence: 71301 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 1 Oct 1910
Last Benefit: 71301 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Died: Jul 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

Name: John Lamell
SSN: 437-01-2256
Last Residence: 70806 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 4 Apr 1907
Died: May 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

Name: Luvenia Lamell
SSN: 437-88-5208
Last Residence: 70802 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 7 Apr 1912
Died: Nov 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (1968 )

Name: Ivory Mae Lamell
SSN: 439-84-0901
Last Residence: 70802 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 27 Jan 1913
Died: May 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (1967 )

Name: Hazel Lamell
SSN: 436-12-3504
Last Residence: 71302 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 28 Nov 1912
Died: 21 Aug 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

Name: Clara M. Lamell
SSN: 435-60-5652
Last Residence: 71302 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 19 Jan 1940
Died: 21 Sep 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (1958 )

Name: Rosie Lamell
SSN: 436-40-9284
Last Residence: 71301 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 5 Aug 1916
Died: Oct 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

After performing a google search I found a post from someone else
researching this family:

http://afrigeneas.com/forum/index.cgi?noframes;read=45019

It explains that Larto Sr. was raised by the Hertzog family. Which
might explain why I had trouble finding him before 1900.

I found Oscar and Cliff. I'm wondering if they might actually be
cousins rather than children of Larto.

WWI Draft Card
Applicant: Cliff Lemel
Home address: Derry, LA
AGe: 28
DOB: jan 1, 1889
Where were you born: Derry, LA
Occu: Farming
Employer: A. J. Hertzog
Dependants: Wife
Married
Race: African
Do you claim exemption? If the answer is yes, why? Crippled Left Leg
Medium height, medium build, black eyes, black hair.
No disabilities.
June 5, 1917
Natchitoches Parish, LA

WWI Draft Card
Applicant: Oscar Lamell
Age: 21
Home Address: Derry, LA
DOB: April 6, 1896
Where were you born: Derry, LA
Occu: Steel Gang
Employer Richard Lumber Co.
Where employed: Derry, LA
Dependants Mother
Unmarried
Race: African
Doesn't claim exemption.
Medium height, stout build, black eyes, black hair.
No disabilities.
June 5, 1917
Natchitoches Parish, LA

Social Security Death Index:
Name: Oscar Lamell
SSN: 433-10-7249
Last Residence: 71101 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 6 Apr 1896
Died: Sep 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

The post also mentions that your great-grandmother's middle name was
Anthony and that the family lived on the Cane River Plantation and had to move to Grant Parish after their home was burn by the KKK. It sounds like you have a cousin out there somewhere who is very interested in this line.

This is the closest match I could find:

1900 Census 9th Police Jury Ward, East Cane River, Natchitoches Parish, LA
Paul Antoine Head B M b. Mar 1860 age 40 married 13 yrs b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farm Laborer
Dashie? (Daslie?) Antoine Wife B F b. Mar 1871 age 29 married 13 yrs 5 children born 5 living b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farm
Laborer
Sennie Antoine Daughter B F b. Apr 1887 age 13 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA Occu: Farm Laborer
Elliott Antoine Son B M b. May 1888 age 12 single b. LA Father b. LA
Mother b. LA Occu: Farm Laborer
Nolda Antoine Daughter B F b. Mar 1891 age 9 single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA
Sadnie Antoine Daughter B F b. May 1895 single b. LA Father b. LA
Mother b. LA
Robert Antoine Son B M b. Jun 1899 age 10mon single b. LA Father b. LA Mother b. LA

Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 Record

Name: Paul Antoine
Death Date: 20 Feb 1920
Estimated Birth Year: 1855
Age: 65 years
Parish: Natchitoches
Certificate Number: 1743
Volume: 4
Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indeces 1900-1929

WWI Draft Card
Applicant: Robert Antwine
Residence: Melrose, Natch(itoches), LA
Age 19
DOB: Jun 15, 1899
Race: negro
Occu: Farmer
Employer: J. H. Henry
Nearest Relative: Paul Antwine
Relative's residence: Melrose, Natch(itoches), LA
Medium Height, medium build, black hair, black eyes
Date: Sept 12, 1918

Social Security Death Index Record
about Robert Antwine
Name: Robert Antwine
SSN: 436-22-8561
Last Residence: 71457 Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United
States of America
Born: 15 Jun 1899
Died: 15 Jul 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951 )

On a side note, there was a slave owning family named LeMelle in LA.
Their origins appear to have been French (as I'm sure you guessed).
Someday you may want to research this family if your decide to find
your ancestors slave owners -- to find daybooks, etc. There were also FPOC named Lemelle in New Orleans.

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