An Update to The Cold-Blooded Murder of Little Francis Winston Baker

Surprisingly, a couple of weeks ago, I found a little tidbit as to why Francis may have been shot. You may remember a Confederate soldier walked up to the little boy, placed a gun to his head and shot him. This new information came, from all places, from his Grandmother! Eliza Warfield was the mother-in-law … Continue reading An Update to The Cold-Blooded Murder of Little Francis Winston Baker

The Cold-Blooded Murder of Little Francis Winston Baker

In my time working in the Genealogy Department, I have heard of the tale of a little ten year old boy, son of Wesley John Quincy Baker, walking along the streets of Monroe with one of his family's slaves (unnamed) who was about the same age. In 1863 a Confederate soldier (said to be of … Continue reading The Cold-Blooded Murder of Little Francis Winston Baker

A Monroe Lawyer Punches a Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court!

My jaw hit my chest when I read this one! The parties involved are Louisiana State Supreme Court Chief Justice George Eustis and a Monroe Lawyer named Wesley John Quincy Baker. The following article was posted in the New Orleans Weekly Delta October 25, 1847: An occurrence happened at court much to be regretted. The … Continue reading A Monroe Lawyer Punches a Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court!