Tragedy on the Atchafalaya: The Wreck of the Buckeye and DeSoto

In February of 1844, Ouachita Parish residents were excited to learn the great Whig orator, Henry Clay was coming to speak in New Orleans.  The fastest and easiest way to get to New Orleans was on board a steamboat.  The steamboat Buckeye was selected by Ouachita citizens and it was a happy and jovial group … Continue reading Tragedy on the Atchafalaya: The Wreck of the Buckeye and DeSoto

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, … Continue reading Interesting Biographical Sketches of Two Ouachita Representatives to the 1844 Louisiana State Convention