An Illustration of the 1830 Murder of General Ferdinand Morgan

Google Books is a treasure trove for historical and genealogical researchers. I was thinking about the Morgan/Morhouse feud, which was the first blog post I ever did. I decided to search for the key players names when Google Books showed two hits. The first was one I already knew about, which details the trial of … Continue reading An Illustration of the 1830 Murder of General Ferdinand Morgan

A New York Lawyer Describes the Duels He Has Seen

This is a very interesting article. Most of the described incidents took place outside the parish/state but there are a couple of Ouachita Parish incidents that he describes. During the time period he describes, men dueled at the slightest perceived insult. No one thought anything of it! I added footnotes in for clarification. The Times-Democrat … Continue reading A New York Lawyer Describes the Duels He Has Seen

An Account of a trip to Morehouse Parish

I found this very interesting due to the prominent Ouachita parish names and events alluded to in this article. Richland Beacon-News Saturday, May 18, 1895 Page 1, Column 6             The following is the historical account of a trip in Morehouse parish by the editor of the Monroe Bulletin:             *   *   *   Wednesday morning … Continue reading An Account of a trip to Morehouse Parish