George Remer YOUNG, GA> LA
My gg-grandfather, George Remer YOUNG, b. 1799 in GA?, married Mary Ann GILLY/GILLEY, b. 1803 in GA? They married 1824 in GA. Six children: Elizabeth Rebecca "Becky", 1826; John H., 1832; George, Jr., 1835; Nancy Ann, 1836; William M., 1838; James Ellis, 1840.
In 1848, Becky married Newsome Andrew Durden of Bibb county, GA. In 1849, from Twiggs county, GA., they left to go to the California gold fields. Their stagecoach had a layover on Bodcau Bayou in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. They liked it and decided to stay.
It is presumed that John died before 1855, when his father's will was made. George, Jr., William & James all served in the LA Cavalry during the war. George married twice but have found no known record of children and he died in December 1865. No record found that William ever married and he died before 1865. Nancy married Edmond H. Strange in 1858 and they divorced in 1861. He reportedly remarried and moved out of the area. Tax records show that Nancy paid taxes on 'her farm'. In 1873, James married Ioan MARSH of Alabama. They had one son, Frank Benton in 1879.
In the 1880 census, James, widow; son, F. B., 1 year; sister Nancy Strange, "keeping house"; lived in Red River Twp, Miller county, AR. She always lived with him as "keeping house", until her death about 1920. He died in 1925.
Frank Benton married Gracie Lee Edmon in 1903 in 'old' Boston, Bowie county, TX. Their children were: Santa Maria "Marie", Frank Allen, James Ellis (my father), George Reamer and Gracie May. All lived to adulthood and one still living at the age of 93.
A bit of conjecture: George, Sr.'s mother's maiden name could be REMER. One of the witnesses on his will is Jacob Inabett. There were Inabett, Remer and Young families in the Bossier parish area at the time, but nothing yet connects them.
Would also like to find any ancestors or descendants of Mary Ann GILLY. And Ioan MARSH.
Until July 2003, all I knew about this part of my family was from Granny's (Gracie Lee) Bible and family lore, told at every gathering of any part of the family. Frank Benton had a sister, Alberta, who was married and lived in Texarkana. When she died she was buried in Spring Lake Park cemetery. However, there has never been a cemetery with that name. There is a Wooten cemetery just outside the entrance of Spring Lake Park. (No other records known about Alberta). James Ellis married I-O-A-N (always spelled out) MARSH. James was a conductor on the mule-drasn street cars in Texarkana. He rode a big roan horse. That was my family.
Please help me find more.