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James H. Hayes

HAYES, JAMES
AL Lowndes 11/22/1826 Cahaba 2737 AL0180__.120
LA Union 9/1/1852 Monroe 11403 LA1070__.136
LA Union 8/10/1858 Monroe 13975 LA1140__.353
LA Union 6/25/1890 New Orleans 1096 LA0360__.163


Penelope Jane Lee

In 1870 Penny is widowed, with five children still living with her. She is living next door to her father and step-mother.


Robert Hayes

There is a Robert Lee listed in the 1850 census records who could be Martin Batte Lee, meaning the census taker made a mistake about his name.
In 1860 census no Robert Lee is mentioned but Martin Batte is listed as a 14 year-old, so he could be the Robert Lee mentioned in 1850.


James Hayes

1850 Federal Census: Schedule I-Free Inhabitants in the Parish of Union in Louisiana, enumerated by me, on the 16th day of August 1850. G. A. M..., Sheet: 7??
LINE NAME AGE SEX PLACE OF BIRTH
35 James Hays 6/12 M Louisiana

Research needed: Union Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records
James M. Hays & Martha E. Green, July 21, 1872


William Parrott Sr.

PARROTT, WILLIAM
AL Wilcox 4/15/1837 Cahaba 23064 AL0590__.237
AL Wilcox 5/3/1848 Cahaba 36756 AL1850__.465
LA Union 9/1/1852 Monroe 11400 LA1070__.133
LA Union 9/15/1854 Monroe 12973 LA1090__.245
LA Sabine 6/1/1860 Natchitoches 15037 LA0710__.480


James Madison Williams

1850 Census for Union Parish, Louisiana, page 368, Dwelling/Family: 140/140
Williams, J M 25 SC farmer
Williams, Susan 21 Al
Williams, Jane 1 La
Williams, J W 24 SC farmer (James' brother)

1860 United States Census - Head of Household: Lee, Martin Batte, Page 116, Schedule 1-Free Inhabitants - enumerated on the 23rd day of July 1860. A. C. Wade, Post Office: Farmerville."
Parish of Union, Louisiana
Line Name Age Sex Occu. Estate Personnel Birth
6 M. B. Lee 62 M Farmer 315 12,830 NC
7 Lo Lee 60 F House Keeper NC
8 S. J. Williams 11 F LA
9 Permilia Williams 9 F LA
10 V. S. Williams 7 F LA
11 D. J. Williams 5 M LA
12 M. B. Williams 2 M LA

Family/Dwelling: 740/740
Madison Williams 33 GA Farmer [James Madison Williams, father of above listed children]"

Susan asked Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lee Hicks, her sister, to take Melia Beth and raise her and she did. Melia Beth is with Lizzie in the 1870 census.

Susan Lavincia and James A Williams are with John Reeves and wife Eliza Louisa Hayes, daughter of Penelope Jane Lee Hayes.

It is assumed that Martin Batte Williams has died.

I have never been able to find who Melia Beth and Sarah Jane married and what happened to them. Nor have I found James.
Submitted by Nelda Tarrer


Thomas Brantley

Land Patents for BRANTLEY, THOMAS
LA Union 8/1/1844 Ouachita 7044 LA0980__.262
LA Union 8/1/1844 Ouachita 7047 LA0980__.264
LA Union 9/1/1849 Ouachita 9500 LA1040__.236
LA Union 9/1/1852 Monroe 11401 LA1070__.134
LA Union 7/1/1859 Monroe 19198 LA1180__.481
LA Union 7/1/1859 Monroe 19327 LA1190__.067
LA Union 12/7/1859 Monroe 19921 LA1200__.092
LA Union 12/7/1859 Monroe 19473 LA1190__.356
LA Union 5/10/1861 Monroe 22777 LA1240__.371
LA Union 5/10/1861 Monroe 22977 LA1250__.046


Research needed, are Lewis' grandchildren, Thomas' children?:
1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
Lewis H. BRANTLEY Self M Male W 63 AL. Farming AL. GA.
Mary BRANTLEY Wife M Female W 61 LA. Keeping House GA. LA.
Wm. BRANTLEY Son S Male W 25 LA. Farming GA. LA.
Lewis BRANTLEY Son S Male W 20 LA. Farming GA. LA.
Lafayett BRANTLEY Son S Male W 18 LA. Farming GA. LA.
Fred BRANTLEY Son S Male W 16 LA. Farming GA. LA.
Joan BRANTLEY Dau S Female W 10 LA. GA. LA.
Wm. BRANTLEY GSon S Male W 13 LA. Farming GA. LA.
Lizzie BRANTLEY GDau S Female W 11 LA. LA. LA.
Thomas BRANTLEY GSon S Male W 9 LA. LA. LA.
Robt. HALL Other W Male W 25 AR. Laborer LA. AL.
3rd Ward, Union, Louisiana Family History Library Film 1254473 NA Film Number T9-0473 Page Number 461D


Holland Lee

Holland's husband was the uncle of Martha Ann Hasseltine's husband, both named Thomas Brantley.


Holland Lee

Holland's husband was the uncle of Martha Ann Hasseltine's husband, both named Thomas Brantley.


John Martin Lee Sr.

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877.)

MARRIAGES
His son John Martin Lee Sr. to Mary Jane Taylor (Windes) Feb 6, 1849

Possible Land Patents for LEE, JOHN
AL Butler 11/1/1858 Greenville 47700 AL2030__.433

Land Patents for John M. Lee:
Document Numbers Document Nr.: 13973 Accession/Serial Nr.: LA1120__.480 BLM Serial Nr.: LA NO S/N
1/15/1858 119.39 acres
SWSW 4/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union
E½SE 5/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union


Mary Jane Taylor

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877. ...

MARRIAGES Martin Batte Lee to Lavincy Albritton
His son John Martin Lee Sr. to Mary Jane Taylor (Windes) Feb 6, 1849


Judge John Taylor

After 1818 John served as sheriff in Butler County, Alabama.

John was one of the original 1837 petitioners to the Louisiana Legislature to create a new parish. This was accomplished with the creation of Union Parish, Louisiana in 1839. John Taylor was the first parish judge, serving for several decades.

Taylor John 56 Ga 117 pg00111.txt
Taylor M.J. 39 S.C. 117 pg00111.txt

Taylor S.W. 24 Ala 117 pg00111.txt

Taylor N. 9 La 117 pg00111.txt
Taylor Willis 7 La 117 pg00111.txt


Jane Wood

Another death date: April 15, 1853.


Elizabeth Taylor

Research needed:
Elizabeth Taylor married E. F. Russell (no date) in Union Parish, Louisiana.


Samuel W. Taylor

1867 UNION PARISH LA VOTER REGISTRATION
Submitted by Tomothy D. Hudson ** 1867 Union Parish Louisiana Voter Registration Transcribed by Timothy D. Hudson November 2000 Introduction The records abstracted below were discovered by Mr. Max Williams and the late Mrs. Arelia (Shorty) Breed in the Clerk of Court's office in Farmerville in the 1980s. ...

Following the end of the war in 1865, the Southerners attempted to resume the status quo that existed prior to the war by sending their representatives back to the US Congress. This was unsatisfactory to the Yankees, and as a result Reconstruction began in 1867. In order to vote and regain their rights as citizens, all male Southerners had to register by swearing an oath to the United States and renouncing allegiance to the Confederate States of America. Union Parish's list of the men making this oath and registering to vote is transcribed below. Most Southern counties and (parishes in Louisiana) made such a record.

Comments about this Transcription
... This list is important due to the large number of white Southerners who were purposely missed on the 1870 census. There was a wide-spread attempt to undercount the white Southerners by the Yankee census enumerators in 1870 as a way of under representing them in Congress and for other purposes. Mr. Robert Scott Davis, an expert on Southern history and genealogy, estimates that at least one million white Southerners were purposely missed on the 1870 census. ... Although my own experience has been that Ward 1 was covered fairly accurately, in Wards 3, 4, and 6 I can point out numerous white Union Parish residents who were not on the census. This registration list is a further indication that these people were living in Union Parish even though they were not on the 1870 census (another way to get around the 1870 census is the 1868, 1869, 1870, and 1871 Union Parish tax records available from the Louisiana Archives). Not all white Union Parish males are on this list.... My ancestors Powhatan Boatright, Alexander Wilson Upshaw, William Beaird, Sr. and his sons John W., William Jr., and Stephen J. Beaird are not found on the 1867 Union Parish Voter Registration even though they lived in Union Parish during this period. I do not know if this is due to the voter list being incomplete or if they actually refused to register. Powhatan Boatright had lost five sons in the Confederate Army and William Beaird, Sr. lost one, while Upshaw and two of the Beaird sons had served in the Confederate army. ... In the 1890s when the Jim Crow laws were put into effect, Southern states passed what is now called the Grandfather Clause. This changed the requirements to vote in an attempt to disenchanfrize black Southerners. According to the 1898 Louisiana Constitution, a man could register to vote only if he, his father, or his grandfather had voted in 1867 or earlier (this requirement was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1912). In accordance with this new law, a statewide voter registration was held in 1898. These 1898 Louisiana Registrations exist and are available from the Louisiana Archives in Baton Rouge. They can be extremely useful in pinpointing dates of birth of men who registered in 1898 and in some cases the names of their fathers or grandfathers are given. ...

"List of Registered Names in Union Parish La
Filed Sept 6th 1867 J. M. Reid, Clerk" page 7
206. Elias George 207. S. W. Tayler [sic - Taylor]


Eliza Taylor

Note (Research needed): Elias Taylor married Nancy Cox on March 18, 1844 in Union Parish, Louisiana. Marriages Vol. M, Part I 1839 - 1844 Page 82.

1867 Union Parish Louisiana Voter Registration
Transcribed by Timothy D. Hudson November 2000
page 39
1258. Elias Taylor

Research needed:
1860 United States Census for Union Parish, Louisiana
Page 77, File 57
Taylor E.M. 30 Ala
Taylor S.C. 26 Ala
Taylor M.E. 4 La


N. Taylor

Research needed:
Union Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records: Nathan Taylor & Mary Jane Owen married on 1/21/1871.

Research need, lives two households from Willis W. Taylor in 1910:
This census pare is in bad shape, very hard to read.
1910 Census for Union Parish, Louisiana House/Family: 32/35
67 Taylor, Dock Head M W 60 M
68 Taylor, Bell? Wife F W 40 M
Ma.... Dau F W 21 S
Willie Son M W 17 S
H...s Son M W 12 S
Dri..a Dau F W 12 S
Jordan Son M W 10 S
Emma Dau F W 9 S
.... Son M W 6 S
.... Son M W 5 S
Lindia Dau F W 2 S


James Taylor

1910 Census for Ward 2, Marion Town, Union Parish, Louisiana
Taylor, James A. Head M W 48 W LA AL Farmer
Taylor, ???torida L. Dau F W 15 S LA LA LA
Taylor, Alrna B. Son M W 13 S LA LA LA


Mary Jane Taylor

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877. ...

MARRIAGES Martin Batte Lee to Lavincy Albritton
His son John Martin Lee Sr. to Mary Jane Taylor (Windes) Feb 6, 1849


John Martin Lee Jr.

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877....

MARRIAGES
John Martin Lee Sr. to Mary Jane Taylor (Windes) Feb 6, 1849
His son John Martin Lee Jr. to Vada Burch Nov -19- 1872 in La.

(Pasted on the page after the Death records is a newspaper obit for Mrs. Vada Burch Lee)
FUNERAL IS HELD FOR PROMINENT MONROE WOMAN
Services Conducted At Speed Home; Burial In City Cemetery

The funeral of Mrs. Vada Burch Lee, 80, widow of John Martin Lee, member of a distinguished southern family and prominent for many years in Monroe, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Speed, 110 Pine street, early Sunday, (written in ink in the margin: March 8, 1936), was held at the residence Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. L. T. Hastings, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Internment was made in the old city cemetery.

... Mrs. Lee was the widow of John Martin Lee, who, at the time of his death in 1908 was general land agent of the Southern Pacific railroad.... The year after he came to this state, his daughter, Vada, married John Martin Lee on Nov 19, 1872 at the age of 17. It was then the post-war period of railroad expansion in the south, and Mr. Lee, member of a leading family of the state, became identified with the land department of the Southern Pacific, with headquarters in New Orleans. He continued in that position until his death in 1908 when Mrs. Lee removed to Monroe to reside....


Martha Nevada Burch

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877. ...)

MARRIAGES
His son John Martin Lee Sr. to Mary Jane Taylor (Windes) Feb 6, 1849
His son John Martin Lee Jr. to Vada Burch Nov -19- 1872 in La.

(Pasted on the page after the Death records is a newspaper obit for Mrs. Vada Burch Lee)
FUNERAL IS HELD FOR PROMINENT MONROE WOMAN
Services Conducted At Speed Home; Burial In City Cemetery

The funeral of Mrs. Vada Burch Lee, 80, widow of John Martin Lee, member of a distinguished southern family and prominent for many years in Monroe, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Speed, 110 Pine street, early Sunday, (written in ink in the margin: March 8, 1936), was held at the residence Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. L. T. Hastings, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Internment was made in the old city cemetery.

Mrs. Lee, despite her advanced age, had been active up to last Thursday, when she was suddenly stricken with paralysis. Mrs. Lee was the widow of John Martin Lee, who, at the time of his death in 1908 was general land agent of the Southern Pacific railroad. Born in Georgia The family of Mrs. Lee was prominent in the War Between the States. It was of Georgia origin. She was born in Lagrange, Ga., May 8, 1855, the daughter of Dr. Richard Burch and Letitia Sale Burch. Doctor Burch was cavalry officer in the Confederate army and after the war he came to Louisiana, expecting to escape the turmoil attending the reconstruction period. Instead, he found the situation in this state more tumultuous than in Georgia. He located at Farmerville, then a center of the cotton shipping industry, and he became prominent in north Louisiana as a physician. The year after he came to this state, his daughter, Vada, married John Martin Lee on Nov 19, 1872 at the age of 17. It was then the post-war period of railroad expansion in the south, and Mr. Lee, member of a leading family of the state, became identified with the land department of the Southern Pacific, with headquarters in New Orleans. He continued in that position until his death in 1908 when Mrs. Lee removed to Monroe to reside.

Mrs. Lee was a woman noted for her wide intellectual attainments and devoted herself to the cultural things of life. She was deeply interested in civic beautification and gave much time to civic and charitable efforts. She also was an outstanding member of the First Baptist church.

Flowers Her Hobby Flowers with Mrs. Lee were a great hobby and she spent many hours daily with her favorite plants in the garden of her daughter, which is one of the most beautiful in the city.

One son, Capt. Thompson Wood Lee, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died Sept 12, 1898, and the United States War Veterans' post here bears his name.

Three children of Mrs. Lee survive. They are Mrs. H. R. Speed and Mrs. J. R. Wooten, both of Monroe, and William Burch Lee of Shreveport. Surviving grandchildren are Mrs. T. O. Bancroft, Mrs. E. T. Lamkin, John Lee Wooten and Mrs. Elmer Slagle, all of Monroe; William Burch Lee, Jr., Felix Drake Lee and Elizabeth Lee, all of Shreveport, and Mrs. Melville C. Vaughan of Lawrenceville, Ill, Eleven great-grandchildren also survive. The pallbearers were: William Burch Lee, Jr., and Felix Drake Lee of Shreveport and John Lee Wooten of Monroe, Mrs. Lee's grandsons; T.O. Bancroft, Elmer Slagle and E. T. Lamkin of Monroe, her grandsons-in-law; and A.D. Turnage of Farmerville and Robert C. Webb of Delta Point, her nephews by marriage. (end of newpaper obit)

"Martin Batte Lee as remembered by his grand daughter-in-law Vada B. Lee - was a tall slender man with kind brown eyes, reserved, gentle dignified- a deacon in the Baptist Church- He had only one son John Martin Lee Sr. John M to remember as a bright and shinning star in the home where I spent many happy hours - Because I was interested in all he had to say of his Lee family and because I had the same initials this book came to me. M.L.W." (end of bible entries)


Thompson Wood Lee

Submitted by Timothy Hudson
The Farmerville Gazette Wednesday, 14 Sept 1898, page 3, column 2
"CAPT. T. WOODIE LEE DEAD. Monday afternoon the sad intelligence was received over the telephone that Capt. T. Woodie Lee had died early that morning in West Monroe, after several days illness with typhoid fever. The disease was contracted while stationed at Miami and Jacksonville, Fla., with the troops of the First Louisiana Regiment. When Capt. lee was first taken sick he went home on a furlough, where the best medical treatment and tenderest nursing was given him; but, alas! the malarial germ of Miami had so filled his system that it was impossible to eradicate it, and after being confined to a sick bed a little over three weeks he succumbed to the attack . Capt. Lee was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lee, Jr. He was born in Farmerville on November 4, 1873, and hence was in his 27th year at the time of his death. He was graduated about 2 years ago at the State University of Baton Rouge with high honors. Was elected captain of a military company at Baton Rouge, and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, answering to the call of his country, he joined his company which was mustered in the First Louisiana Regiment for army service. While in that service he contracted the fever that ended his young life. Mr. Lee was a promising young man with many noble traits of his character, well fitted for the duties of life. His untimely death is a severe blow to his relatives and many friends. To them THE GAZETTE extends sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement."

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns
Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877. It is 4 inches thick, 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide. It weighs about 10 pounds. It appears to be a display bible. The initials of M. B. LEE are engraved on the front cover in gold printing. On the inside cover, is documented, how the bible was passed down through our family.) Belonged to Martin Batte Lee, great grandfather of May B. Lee (Wooten) by her father John Martin Lee - ? (unreadable) in ? (unreadable) (unreadable) the to me. To Anna Wooten Slagle on her 64th birthday from Mother, M.B. Lee Wooten, April 23, 1967. To Anna Wooten Johns on her 22nd birthday from "Nana", Anna Wooten Slagle, September 14, 1976. To "Hank" (Henry LeRoy Johns, III), I want to pass on to you this special family Bible in appreciation of your genealogical research. It belonged to Martin Batte Lee. Love, Your baby sister, Anna Wooten Johns Parent, Easter, 1997.

DEATHS
...One son, Capt. Thompson Wood Lee, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died Sept 12, 1898, and the United States War Veterans' post here bears his name....