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Looking for Info on William W Wyatt, Ophelia Derosier or John H Wyatt

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Looking for Info on William W Wyatt, Ophelia Derosier or John H Wyatt

Posted: 8 May 2013 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wyatt, Derosier
I am trying to find a date of death for my great grandparents - William W Wyatt (b. 1851 AR) who married Ophelia Derosier (b. 1850 LA) in 1871 in St. Landry Parish.
In 1883 they are in Acadia Parish with a land purchase and sale. He is later mentioned in an article in the Prairie Hayes Newspaper in 1888. Ophelia is listed as a widow in the 1900 Census in St. Martin Parish. I can’t find a will, or burial records. Any leads on finding copies of area newspapers (for obits), or any info for that matter, between 1888 and 1910 or so would be appreciated.


John H Wyatt (b. 1809 GA) was William’s father and after settling in St. Landry Parish around 1870, remarried after my grandmother’s death and relocated to Calcaseau Parish. He is in the 1880 census (spelled as White) and nothing more after that. I’ve found incorrect spellings in almost all the census papers – Whyatt, Wyet, White, Wyat.
(In the Rev. Hebert’s books, the spelling is almost always White.)

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