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Location of GILMORES FERRY and STAFFORDS LANDING

Location of GILMORES FERRY and STAFFORDS LANDING

Posted: 3 Jun 2010 4:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jul 2010 5:17PM GMT
Surnames: GILMORE
I'm in search of the location of GILMORE'S FERRY, which was located on "Little Creek" near Funny Louis Bayou" in Catahoula Parish in the mid to late 1800's (Now LaSalle) I know it was on Little Creek and possibly where it nears a bayou named FUNNY LOUIS.

There is also a mention on this web page http://www.lahistory.org/site27.php under a article about Norris Jones that he oversaw "GILMORES FERRY-FUNNY LOUIS PUBLIC ROAD". I'm fairly sure it was on my gggreast grandfathers property, but which property? where? How was it used? Personal use? Public Use? When was it in use? I have so many qyuestions and the most important is where was it?

My family Surnames are GIMORE, COCKERHAM, GARNER, KEEN, LONG, and ODOM

STAFFORDS LANDING is named as the place of my great grandparents marriage in Catahoula and may have been in what is now LaSalle Parish.

ANY and all info is appreciated!

Re: Location of GILMORES FERRY and STAFFORDS LANDING

Posted: 24 Jun 2010 5:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
On Google Books, the title "Louisiana as it is: a geographical and topographical description of the State" by Samuel Henry Lockett, Lauren C. Post, (page 13), mentions Gilmore's Ferry, Catahoula, and a Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, and other ferries in the area.

Also on Google books, "Louisiana place names of Indian origin: a collection of words" by William Alexander Read mentions Bayou Funny Louis.

Article on MSN:
Late inspections of bridges put travelers at risk
At least 17,000 spans didn't get a two-year checkup
Bridges reported past two years since their last inspection include the obscure, crossing the Dangerous River in Alaska and Bayou Funny Louis in Louisiana, and the heavily traveled, carrying traffic on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles and Cicero Avenue in Chicago.

If you enter Bayou Funny Louis into Google maps, you'll see where it is and possibly determine whether it is on/near your ancestor's property.

Re: Location of GILMORES FERRY and STAFFORDS LANDING

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gilmore
Hi Donna, Thanks for your input! I need to get a couple of maps to "Map" out the properties my Gilmores, Cockerhams and related families owned pre-Civil War. I had ordered one for Winnfield West and WInnfield East and they were the wrong maps. I needed two that are next to those, isn't that just the way things happen?

I take 7 1/2 minute quad maps and plot out the land purchases, then outline them with color pencils... out to the side I have a "Map Key', so that I and other family members/friends can see exactly where they lived, and where modern roads are. It's a big hit at Family Reunions! I love when people come up and say "Yes that's the Stephens old place and "insert name" owns that place now!" It really brings it all to life.

I can't wait to get the new maps and this info down on them!

Thanks again!

Lisa
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