When I was a little girl we would take my grandmother grocery shopping every week. She would always buy me, my sister, and brother something while there. Once she handed me a piece of candy and said, "Here's your lagniappe." I had no idea what that meant and asked her. She laughed and said, "It means your little something extra. When I was a girl growing up in New Orleans all the grocers gave you a lagniappe when you shopped with them. It's like a bonus."
When I started my family tree, I thought about all the mixture of names I was researching, and realized genealogy is like a bonus. You start out on one branch and you find a little extra along the way. A lagniappe.
~ Gulf Coast Families ~
Ladner, Saucier,Cuevas, Moran, Dedeaux, Dubuisson, Necaise, Carver, Graham, Anderson, Conerly, Quin, Delherbe, Wiese, and Roth
My love for family history came to me as a child. I loved to listen to the stories told to me by my grandfather. It made me want to learn more. I have worked for the last thirty years collecting as much information about these pioneering families of the Gulf Coast. I hope you will find it useful.
This site contains the family trees of the surnames listed above. I will be adding to these pages when I can so check back often for updates. Please contact me if you have any information to add.
Be sure to check out my links for other informative sites! My other site is A Lagniappe of Family Stories. Which contains some oral history as well as other family information.
For my grandfather William "Victor" Ladner.
Thank you Paw Paw for passing on your love, and knowledge of our family!
A headstone is finally being placed on Luke Ward Conerly's grave. This is being done by the Sons Of Confederate Veterans through the efforts of his great grandson, Wayne Saucier, along with Mr. Harold Conerly. Luke Ward Conerly was one of the forerunners in Mississippi genealogy. He wrote the book "The History of Pike County Mississippi" which contains the genealogy of many of the original families in central Mississippi. He was a soldier, a lawyer, a leader in the cause for Choctaw rights in the early part of the century, a professor of Agriculture for LSU, an owner and editor of several newspapers, as well as a historian. However, first and foremost, he was a loving father and a friend to many. It is just and fitting that he is finally receiving the tribute of having a proper headstone placed where he lays.
There will be a ceremony with reenactors from the Sons of Confederate Veterans on August 2nd 2008 at the Mississippi City Cemetery in Gulfport, Ms.
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