Saturday, July 21, 2012

Carroll/East Carroll Newspaper Excerpt Books


I have compiled several books that are typed out excerpts from the columns of several Northeastern Louisiana's newspapers.  These series of books, which I titled "Murder, Mayhem, & Misc. of Carroll Parish" and "Murder, Mayhem, & Misc. of East Carroll Parish, La." These excerpts are from local newspapers in and around Lake Providence, La., and cover the years of 1845 and also years from 1866 to 1928. As you will see, there where many hardships our ancestors went through, along with many joyous occasions they had,  that I've placed within these page.  There are what I've always refered to as "the gossip columns" here, but also there is so much more; there were town meetings, church goings, hunting trips, yellow fever epidemics, floods, fires, slave trades, plantation BarBQues, births, deaths, marriages, entertainments, etc., etc., etc.   I could go on and on the different subjects which is contained in these books. It shows the way of life in those years.

Below is a list of the books and the years that are contained in each one, and number of pages contained in each book:

One book "Carroll Watchman" is only 39 pages long. It covers the year 1845.

Book I. "Murder, Mayhem, & Misc. of Carroll Parish, Louisiana", is from the years 1866 thru 1876, right after the Civil War. The parish seat was in Floyd until the division of the parish into the 'East' and 'West' parishes, with the division line being the Macon Bayou in 1877. This book is 308 pages.

Book II. "Murder, Mayhem, & Misc. of East Carroll Parish, La. II". It's excerpts are from the years 1877 - 1888, over 275 pages.

Book III. "Murder, Mayhem, & Misc. of East Carroll Parish, La. III", excerpts from 1889 - 1891, over 250 pages.

Book IV. It covers 1892 - 1895, and contains 1892 map sections of the town of Lake Providence. The book is 365 pages plus.

Book V.  This book will cover years 1896 thru 1899.

Book VI. "Murder, Mayhem, & Misc. of E. Carroll Parish,La. VI" contains 200 pages. It covers 1904 - 1906 and 1918 - 1928, issues during this time period where somewhat scarce.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these books.
Sandy Guthrie Moore


  1. Hello Mr./Mrs. Moore,

    I hope this finds you well. I received your contact information from this link:

    I'm contacting you from the TIME Inc. Home Entertainment Division, as the Photo Editor for an upcoming 150th Anniv. of Gettysburg book project for TIME - which will be in production till next March & in book stores in June leading up to the Anniv.

    I'm writing first, to introduce myself and second in hopes that you can help me with an image request for our first deadline. We are looking to include a side bar on (your great-great grandfather, I believe...) Andrew Park & a few other local stories & I'm currently searching for images of him or his Company. Do you have any images you can send me of him in his Civil War Uniform or of his Company I, of the 42nd Mississippi Regiment, Davis' Bridgade, Heth's Division, A. P. Hill's Corps. A. N. V.? I'm hoping you may have some on hand you can share or direct me to the right place to find such material.

    Thank you in advance for your help & I hope to hear from you soon,

    Deirdre Read

  2. I am trying to find a picture and more information on the Old Stamboul Plantation....Later owned by the Shields family. My parents lived in and took care of the house back in the 1980's while the family decided what to do with it. The pecan orchard still stood at the time.
    My daughter, born in 1998 now wishes to find out more about it. I actually lived in Transylvania for about 5 years. I even worked at the East Carroll Parrish Hosp. at one time many many years ago.
    I am now living in Mid Michigan. I can be reached @
    DLJLOCO1305@YAHOO.COM and many other locations online.
    deb johnson

  3. I have sent some pics if it isn't too late.

  4. Is there a Surname Index for the books? I'm looking for Roundtree during the 1890s

  5. Is it possible to get a copy of Book 1? It covers the later years of my gr-gr-grandfather, Ferdinand Morgan Goodrich (1826-1876).

  6. Would like some information about Joseph Captain House and the Funeral Home he owned in the 1930-1950