Reconstruction Period Research Forum
Recon - Resources
Just a reminder to check for Physician records from the late 19th century. If you can find surviving records, they could be a GOLDMINE of information. Many physicians had detailed knowledge of the community in which they lived and worked. A few of them were prolific writers, for which we give thanks!
Simon PINES, once Mrs. NESON's slave "Simon". Son (James) and daughter (Matilda).
The following was only based on an 'initial' search of the U.S. Population Census.
(b) Anna PENN was not found; Corinne Rogers was not found. It is quite possible that they were not living in Livingston or St. Helena at the time of the census.
(c)John and Mariah "RENNELS" were found in Livingston. Their children are Sarah (6), Alferd (3), and Margret (1).
(b) Isrial RODGERS and wife Anna are in Livingston parish (Ward 6)with children Oliver, Elanora and Elias. [Could the names have been mixed?
(c) John 'RENALDS' is in the 6th ward of Livingston parish with daughter Sarah (15) and children Alfred (13), Margaret (11), Henry (9) and James (8).
¹Source: "Dr. George Colmer's Book F (Medical and Other Accounts), Volume 8 (1860-1878)", Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, Southeast Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.