This is the most detailed biography of Eleanor Grayson that I have ever found. I was SO excited when I found it! Eleanor was the ward and later wife of four of the most powerful men to settle in the Ouachita Valley: Ward of the Chevalier Charles le Paulmier d’Annemour, wife of Andrew Morhouse, … Continue reading The Obituary of Eleanor Hook Morhouse Hook Grayson
Colonel Abraham Morhouse was an adventurer and land speculator. His travels led him to the Baron de Bastrop. The Baron was eager to sell his land in Louisiana and Morhouse was eager to buy. The problem was he didn't make sure it was legal with the Spanish authorities. A compromise was reached after years of … Continue reading The Bloody End of Andrew Young Morhouse
This is the earliest reference to Ouachita Parish in national papers that I have found. Abraham Morhouse, of course, bought land from the Baron de Bastrop and settled in what would become Morehouse parish. The parish was named for him and the extra e was added to the name. He was a representative to the legislature … Continue reading Abraham Morhouse resigns from the Orleans Legislature.