I am in possession of a marriage certificate for an Elizabeth Gross and a Major Clark dated Sept. 3, 1924. They would have been married somewhere in centeal Louisiana. Also, I have a Notification of Birth Registration for a William Gross, birthdate April 6, 1931, Meeker, Louisiana (around Wellswood Plantation). On another sheet my great-aunt wrote that the child's name was William Frederick Harris. The original birth registration states that Elizabeth was not lawfully married at the time of William's birth, so no name for the father is listed and they used the mother's maiden name as the last name for the child. My understanding is that all these people were black.