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AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

Re: Union Parish, LA.
In Response To: Union Parish, LA. ()

My grandmother's family lived in Union Parish, having gone there from Alabama by wagon train. I had a reference to three slaves being given or sold to a Mr. White or Williams in Union Parish. It was from the book "Slaveholders and their Slaves - Union Parish, LA 1839-1865". I believe that my great great grand mother was one of the slaves and her two children aged 2 and 4 were part of the trade. I can not recall now exactly what I copied. I lost a lot of documents during a flood and would really be interest in getting more information. Two names I remember were "Arkansas" and Louisiana" I believe the mother of the two children was 24 years old when given or traded.

My father's grandmother was called "Arkie"...so that is why I am wondering is she the same person. Later, I was told that her name was Louisa Williams. Again, you see the reference.

The one slave owner involved with my father's family was Champion T. Powell, in fact his son is my grandfather. I know it is confusing, but in those days few records were kept. Another slave owner involved int he family was a Dr. white. I believe he was also on the wagon train from Alabama. My father's grand mother married an ex-slave called Frank White, born 1851.

Any help you can provide would be helpful. Thank you.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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