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M-022 Lula McBride McDonald (1888- ), McBride Memorial Papers, 1842-1967.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Typed copies of historical and genealogical articles on Jackson Parish, Louisiana, published in the Jackson Independent, 1960-1961; copies of church, genealogical, and official records; personal correspondence of and taped interview with McDonald, 1967. 12 folders.

BOX:001

FOLDER:001-007
DESCRIPTION:
Articles 1-65 (typescript) written or compiled by Lula M. McDonald for the Jackson Independent, 1960-61, on Jackson Parish:
1. March 10, 1960. Notes on Old Vernon, Formerly the Parish Seat of Jackson Parish, Louisiana, by Clarence Albert Ives, son of Christopher Ives and Martha Bonner Ives, Born July 17, 1869, former State Supervisor and Dean Emeritus of LSU.
2. March 17, 1960. History of Old Vernon, Jackson Parish, La., by Clarence A. Ives, continued.
3. March 24, 1960. Notes on Old Vernon, by Clarence A. Ives, continued. Section III: The Economy.
4. March 31, 1960. Vernon, by Clarence A. Ives, continued. Section IV: Notes on the Second Generation of Some Vernon Families.
5. April 7, 1960. Vernon, by Clarence A. Ives, continued. Section V: Negroes.

The following were written or submitted by Mrs.McDonald:
6. April 21, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish Contributed by Various Parties Who Are Descendants of the Early Settlers in Jackson Parish.
7. April 28, 1960. Third phase in the "Strange Love Affair," From the Louisiana Herald, April 17, 1857, Published at Vernon, Jackson Parish, La., by Jasper Blackburn, Editor.
8. May 5, 1960. Jackson Parish. Fourth Phase in the "Strange Love Affair," from the Louisiana Herald, May 1, 1857, Published at Vernon, Jackson Parish, La., by Wm. Jasper Blackburn, Editor.
9. Jackson Parish. Recapitulation and Conclusion of the "Strange Love Affair" from the Louisiana Herald, May 8, 1857, Published at Vernon, Jackson Parish, La., by Wm. Jasper Blackburn, Editor.
10. May 26, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish From Old Newspapers Published at Vernon, Louisiana in 1859, By Geo. Wm. McCranie, Editor. (Early Settlers).
11. June 2, 1960. Early history of Jackson Parish, From Old Newspapers Published at Vernon, Louisiana, in 1859, by Geo. Wm. McCranie, Editor. And Other Historical Data and Biographies and Census Records of 1850, of the Early Settlers.
12. June 9, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish, continued. (More about early settlers)
13. June 16, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish, continued. (Outstanding citizens)
14. June 23, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish, continued. (More about early settlers)
15. July 7, 1960. Jackson Parish, Early History as Published by Geo. Wm. McCranie, Editor of The Southern Times, Published at Vernon, La., in 1859. (Mainly about celebration of the 4th of July)
16. July 14, 1960. Jackson Parish. Early History of Jackson Parish Compiled from The Southern Times, Published at Vernon, La. by Geo. Wm. McCranie, Editor. (Schools, the Ives family)
17. July 28, 1960. Jackson Parish: The Early History of This Area, Early Settlers and Development, Contributed by Various Parties.
18. August 4, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish Gathered from Data Published in 1859 in The Southern Times by G. Wm. McCranie, Editor, and Gleaned from Data Sent in by Early Settlers in This Area. (Markham family and others)
19. August 18, 1960. Jackson Parish: Early History of the Earliest Known Settlers Taken from the Clerk's Office, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, and Census Records of the People Who Had Settled in Jackson Parish.McCranie family)
20. August 25, 1960. Jackson Parish: A History of the Early Settlers in This Area and the Part They Played in the Settling and Developing of the Surrounding Area. (Allen Greene and Reconstruction in Jackson Parish and Louisiana)
21. September 1, 1960, Jackson Parish: The Early History of Some of Its Settlers and the History of Allen Greene, continued. (Allen Greene and the new Lincoln Parish, letters from Allen Greene to friend Allen Holland, in Arcadia, La.)
22. September 22, 1960. Jackson Parish: The Early History of Some of Its Settlers, continued. (History of Allen Greene, by E.R. Hester, Arcadia, La.)
23. October 6, 1960. Early History of Jackson Parish, continued. (Story of Wm. Jasper Blackburn, editor and publisher).
24-26. October 20 - November 4, 1960. Jackson Parish. Published in The Southern Times by Geo. Wm. McCranie, Editor, Vernon, La. January, 1860. (Articles 1-69 of the Jackson Parish Police Jury, January 1860).
27-29. November 10, December 1, 1960. Jackson Parish: A History of One of the Early Settlers, Elijah Russell. Contributed by his great grandson Lee Russell, Olla, Louisiana.
30. December 22, 1960. The Early History of Jackson Parish and Some of Its Earliest Settlers. (Biography of James Benjamin Aswell and History of Aswell family)
31. Jackson Parish: Early History of Jackson Parish and of the Settlers as Contributed by the Descendants Who Are Still Living in This Area, as Well as Authenticated Documents Taken from the Files in the Clerk of Court Office, Old Newspapers, etc. (More about James B. Aswell and Aswell family).
32. Early History of Jackson Parish and Some of the Settlers. As Taken from Old Newspapers, Census Records of 1850, Clerk's Office, etc. (Cox family and others).
33. Jackson Parish. The Following History was Published in The Ouachita Citizen, West Monroe, La., July 15, 1955. Schools for Their Children First Concern of Early Eros and Indian Village Families.
34. Early History of Jackson Parish and Some of the Settlers, as Taken from Old Newspapers, Census Records of 1850, Clerk's Office, etc. (Mostly reminiscences of Mrs. McDonald).
35. Jackson Parish: Early History of Some of the Settlers and of Their Descendants Still Living in Jackson Parish at This Time. The following is contributed by Mr. R.C. Harvey, Tyler, Texas. (Recollections of a former resident of Jackson Parish and history of the Harvey family).
36. Jackson Parish: Early History Taken from Old Newspapers, Court Records, Land Patents, etc. (History of the Louis Dickerson Family).
37. Early History of Jackson Parish and Some of the Settlers Who Were Here in the 1850 Census. (Political meetings, candidates, and elected officers of 1859).
38. Jackson Parish: A History of Some of the Early Settlers. (Newton McNair Smith, the Smith family, and notes on Mrs. Anna Calhoun Smith's school).
39-43. A History of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jackson Parish, Jonesboro La. One of the Oldest Churches in the Area.
44. Omitted.
45-54. Jackson Parish: A History of One of the Earliest Churches Founded One Hundred and Nineteen Years Ago, Sept. 10, 1842. (Mount Zion Baptist Church. The history includes and is based on records of the church.)
55-65. History of the Zion's Rest Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, La. R.F.D. #1. (The history is based on and includes records of the church.)

FOLDER:008
DESCRIPTION:
Biographical and genealogical records and notes on families and individuals in Jackson Parish:
Succession of C.H. Posey, 1891.
Notes on early landholders.
List of Jackson Parish officers, 1887-1879.
List of sheriffs of Jackson Parish, 1845-1960.
Obituary of Richard Henry Jones (sheriff), 1891.
List of Clerks of Court, tax assessors, and early doctors.
Notes on some early settlers from various legal records.
Notes on Indian Village and copy of a deed from Indians to S.W. Mattox, 1820.
History of the Lewis family.
History of the Pope family.
Notes on the Rhode L. Smith family.

FOLDER:009
DESCRIPTION:
Records and histories of churches and organizations in Jackson Parish:
Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1856-1898.
Pamphlet: Centennial, 1860-1960, First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, Louisiana.
Masonic lodges in Jackson Parish.

FOLDER:010
DESCRIPTION:
Correspondence with C.A. Ives, 1959-1964.

FOLDER:011
DESCRIPTION:
Correspondence with E. R. Hester, 1960, and related materials:
Letter from E.R. Hester on Allen Greene and enclosed copies of old letters from Allen Greene to Allen Holland, 1873.
Further correspondence between Mrs. McDonald and E.R. Hester, 1960.
Copies of articles, letters and documents sent to Mrs. McDonald by E.R. Hester dealing with Allen Greene and early history of Jackson, Bienville, and Lincoln Parishes (formed in 1873).

FOLDER:012
DESCRIPTION:
Transcript of taped interview with Mrs. McDonald, 1967.


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