Interesting Ouachita Parish History Tidbits

If you have ancestors who were here in 1858 or just want to see who lived where back then, this is a great map from the library of Congress:

1858 Map of the Parish of Ouachita

Did you know Henry Bry visited Thomas Jefferson at Monticello?  Here is a letter he wrote to President Jefferson after his visit:

Transcript of Letter from Henry Bry to Thomas Jefferson

Henry Bry also wrote to James Madison asking him to send help in dealing with the local Native Americans:

Henry Bry to President James Madison

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