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Subject: New Carthage
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 08:27:36 EDT
In re-searching this site, I noticed my ancestors on the 1860 census are
listed under "New Carthage Post Office." I hadn't noticed that before in
previous searches. Was New Carthage the nearest town where census data would
have come under? I know they lived in Madison Parish, but wonder if there
was an actual town name where they lived. Sorry I worded this terribly.
Just trying to figure out where they lived, presumably somewhere out in the
They are listed as Wood Cutters on the census. What does that mean? Would
that have been cutting timber for lumber for building? Or cutting wood for
the riverboats as fuel? I'm assuming they left their home in Church Hill, MS
(near Natchez) and moved to Madison Parish possibly to work. I think they
did own some land in Madison Parish, though. But if they owned land and
farmed, why would they also be employed as wood cutters?
My ancestors were Thomas Allein, Benjamin Franklin Allein, and Juliet Allein.
They were living there during the war, but returned to Mississippi after the
war. My gg grandfather Ben Allein was in the LA 3rd Infantry, Company H.
Would like to correspond with others who had ancestors in that unit. He was
paroled in Shreveport in 1865. Would like to get a photo of the nearest
thing possible for the uniform for that unit. I've read some about that
unit, but it seemd to disband/form again so I'm not totally sure what battles
Ben might have been involved in. Does anyone know if there is much online
somewhere about New Carthage from this time frame?
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