Interesting Biographical Sketches of Two Ouachita Representatives to the 1844 Louisiana State Convention

In the September 5, 1844 Times-Picayune, page 2, are biographical sketches of state representatives. Two of the men, Isaiah Garrett and Jacob Humble, were from Ouachita.

ISAIAH GARRETT. – Mr. Garrett is a representative delegate from the parishes of Ouachita, Union, Morehouse, Caldwell, and part of Franklin. He is a native of Franklin, Williamson county, Tennessee; has resided in Louisiana for the last ten years, is thirty-one years of age, and now lives at Monroe, Ouachita. He was 2d Lieutenant of the 2d regiment of Artillery, but resigned in 1833. He graduated at West Point. he is a whig, and voted against the adjournment.

JACOB HUMBLE. – Mr. Humble is a representative delegate from Ouachita, Union, Caldwell, Morehouse, and part of Franklin. He is a native of Georgia, is thirty-nine years of age, and is by occupation a planter. He has been a Lieutenant Colonel in the militia. He is what has been recently called a “radical democrat.” On the question of adjournment he voted ‘No.’

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