Liberty Chapel Cemetery Area Landowners - prior to 1910
 

For: Liberty Chapel Cemetary Records and Website
By: Grady L. McFarland
 

Following is a listing of land ownership of SOME families connected with
Liberty Chapel. These are records of property bought or homesteaded from
the USA. Date of deed does NOT always give a true idea of when or if,
person moved on land. Example: John A Allbright moved to just North of
Liberty Chapel prior to 1880, but did not get title/deed until 1903.
I did NOT research private land sale records, as most of the early
records have been destroyed.
 

Liberty Chapel property is located in the NW/4 of SW/4 of Sec 16 - T8N -
R2W. There is only 120 ac of privately-owned land in Sec 16 - remainder
is owned by US Forest Service.
 

Most of the original private land was obtained by the US Forest Service
in the 1930's when Kisatchie National Forest was formed. There are
scattered plots of privately retained land throughout this area.
Swafford heirs still retain ownership of Swafford block land. I did not
trace down current ownership of most private tracts.
 

Land descriptions are listed as Section # - Township # - Range #.
Range location is 2 West unless so noted. Ones listed are in the Liberty
Chapel vicinity. Consult a Forest Service or parish section map for
location proximity.
 

Property owners:
 

Allbright, John A  8-8-2  160 ac 2/12/1903
 

Brister
Benjamin  8-7-1W  3/10/1905
Charles H  26-8-2
 

Creed
William N  20-7-2
Basil E  28-8-2  2/02/1901
 
Deen
Francis Marion  18-8-2  39 ac  5/01/1906
Mary E  20-9-2  80 ac  9/26/1905
Oliver Bertie  22-8-3W  160 ac  2/16/1905
Lou C  14-9-2  120 ac  9/26/1905
Rufus Marion  34-9-2  160 ac  3/14/1904
Thomas J  30-7-2  320 ac  10/01/1860
Wilton Prestridge  8-8-2  80 ac  5/01/1906
 

Elkins, Columbus  18-8-2  120 ac  4/06/1903
 

Gentry
Allen  5-6-2  120 ac  5/10/1861
Ida  30-8-2  153 ac  12/17/1902
Nathaniel  20-8-2  40 ac  5/10/1861
 

Gilmore
James T  2-9-3W  40 ac  6/01/1848
Nancy  2-9-3W  80 ac  7/30/1846
 
Gray
Alexander M  28-8-2  160 ac  5/11/1900
 

Harvey, James A  14-8-2  120 ac  1/30/1896
 

Hay, Issac E  24-8-2  160 ac  5/02/1905
 
Hyde
Eben E  26-9-3W  40 ac  7/31/1907 (Note: Ebb bought this from USA - however,
he lived just North of Liberty Chapel beside the Old Military Road.)
 

John Thomas  18-9-2  70 ac  7/13/1902; 20-9-2  160 ac  5/01/1906
Elizabeth Amanda  18-9-2  150 ac  4/06/1903; 8-9-2  160 ac  10/28/1904
 
Johnson, Martin R  36-8-2  157 ac  9/26/1905
 

Logan, William F  14-8-2  80 ac 3/23/1901
 

Mackie, William  31-7-1E  40 ac 6/15/1837; 17-7-1W  40 ac  7/02/1860
 

Moore, Benjamin F  18-7-2  had some 320 ac
 

Neal
Edmund A  31-9-2  40 ac  7/01/1859
Stephen A  7-8-1W  40 ac  12/07/1859; 12-8-2  40 ac  7/02/1860
 

Nugent
Edmund  8-7-2  40 ac NW-NW  8/05/1837
Cynthia  29-6-2E  40 ac  8/30/1858
Charles R  15-9-1W  160 ac  7/01/1859
Issac  1-9-1W  40 ac  4/22/1901
Julia M  30-8-2  80 ac  11/13/1905
Matthew H  8-7-2  40 ac SESE  5/15/1862;  14-8-2  160 ac  9/01/1860;
          also 8-7-2  120 ac  7/02/1860
Matthew C  12-8-2  160 ac  2/27/1901
Nelson  3-9-1W: 4/10/1843, 7/01/1859 & 9/01/1860 - total of 314 ac
Wesley A  20-8-1W  80 ac  6/02/1900
 
Ober, George E  4-8-2  1906
 

Oglesby, Alfred  30-9-2
 

Orr, George W  36-8-2  4/08/1896
 

Patterson, James J  12-8-2  160 ac  11/12/1900
 

Pennington, John T  22-9-2  160 ac  10/28/1904
 

Sandford
Sarah A  10-8-2  80 ac
Elmer C  8-8-2  40 ac
 

Stevens
William Andrew  32-8-2  320 ac  12/07/1859
James  20-8-2  320 ac  12/07/1859
 

Swafford
Thomas  17-7-2: 6/15/1837, 6/20/1837, 10/01/1845
"       6-8-2: 4/10/1843, 4/10/1843, 10/01/1845
Thomas F: 6-8-2 80 ac 9/01/1849
"       : 36-9-3  200 ac  7/1860
"       : 31-9-2:  6/01/1861, 6/09/1861
 

Tyson, William  24-7-2  200 ac  12/05/1861; present location of Dry Prong
 

Waits, Levi  11-9-2  1859
 

Watson, J A  31-8-2  308 & 77 ac  9/01/1860
 


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