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An Eppinette Story RE the Mhoon Family in Lucknow, LA

Posted: 19 Apr 2006 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2006 8:24PM GMT
Surnames: Eppinette (sic) Mhoon, Mohoon, Mohun
Thought I'd share this excerpt from a letter written by my Aunt: Anne Lobdell (Mhoon) Vinson in February 1979. ...according to Sarah Allain, a white man come to Lucknow (The Richland Parish plantation the Mhoon family owned between Clear Lake and the Bouef River) on a mule with two babies named Eppinette. He wanted Mr. Robert Mhoon to take one and Mr. Jim Mhoon to take one. I presume the mother had died or maybe there were too many children. Any way Mrs. Robert Mhoon said no but I presume Aunt Annie was real sympathetic so she took one. Cousin Sarah told me one time how she bathed and washed the baby to get her clean. The man’s name was Eppinette, so they named her Rowena Eppinette. But as I remember what transpired from hearing all about it was that Uncle Jimmie said he was not willing to give the Mhoon name to anyone unless they were born Mhoon. Anyway they loved her and brought her up as their own. Rowena was probably three or four years old when I was born (1899). She was sent to the State Normal School (where Louisiana at that time) trained teachers. At 16 she ran away and married Pat Mulhern a very nice boy whose parents lived near Alto. Anyway Uncle Jimmie gave them 100 acres of land at the end of Clear Lake and built them a home. He is dead but I think Rowena still lives in Rayville…
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