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Louisiana Florida Parishes (the "toe of the boot")


Louisiana Florida Parishes (the "toe of the boot")

The Florida Parishes are those parishes in SE Louisiana which were part of West Florida in the early 19th century: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St.Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, and West Feliciana.

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Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2013

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Who are your Florida Parish families, and when/where did they arrive?

Started by Jeanie DiLeonardo. Last reply by Nancy Blake Thompson Aug 12, 2011. 3 Replies

Folklife in the Florida Parishes

Started by Jeanie DiLeonardo Nov 25, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Daniel Dillman on January 6, 2011 at 12:59pm
My Louisiana folks were mostly up in Winn parish, but some of them moved around a lot, including East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge.  My primary surnames of interest in LA are Williams, Gaar, Sandel, McQueen, McMurry, Dark, Booker, Higginbotham and Cobb.
Comment by Cheryll Lynn Fisher Martin on November 13, 2009 at 2:36pm
my father is Benny A Fisher, his father Mirt Fisher, his father Thomas Benjamin Fisher, his father Benjamin Toney Fisher Jr., and his father Benjamin Toney Fisher, Sr. and his father John A Fisher....this is as far as I can get, does anyone know who his father is.
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on July 20, 2009 at 12:44pm
By the way, for those who are wondering about the group icon, it is the Bonnie Blue flag, which was the flag of the Republic of West Florida (Sept 1810 - Dec 1810, a whole 74 days). According to Wikipedia, "Today, the flag flies in most of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, and is used on road signs along Interstate 12, which has been designated the 'Republic of West Florida Parkway.'"
Comment by Raymond Sanders on July 15, 2009 at 3:43am
Hi Jeanie. Thanks for starting this group. My line of Sanders left Tennessee in the mid 1800s, lived for a while in Mississippi, and then settled in north Louisiana (Jackson, Winn, Natchitoches parishes). However, family lore said that two brothers of the group settled in the Tangipahoa Parish area, and two moved on to Texas. My dad worked all over Louisiana, and having met some Sanders in that area planted the question in my mind if we were related to them. However, since I retired last June, my time has been spent researching the north Louisiana group. But, hope to eventually get around to trying to prove or disprove the south Louisiana connection. Jeanie, since your Sanders originated in S.C., either my family lore is wrong, or there may have be more than one Sanders line that migrated to that area.
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on July 9, 2009 at 2:02pm
Welcome to all who are researching their families from the Florida Parishes. My Sanders and McClendon families migrated from Orangeburgh District, SC about 1811 to Washington, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes. Some fought in the War of 1812 in Mississippi before settling in Louisiana.

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