Above picture courtesy of Sarah Virginia Barlow
Lucy Carter Josey Barlow's home (we think) in Pine Island, out
of Vivian, LA. Southeast of Vivian.
It was located near the Black Bayou Cemetery and near the curve
going to Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
Lucy Carter/Josey/Barlow, born 02/ 24/1848
sitting in the rocking chair.
daughter, Winnie Barlow, born 05/13/1892,
is standing on the
Winnie was Lucy's daughter by Luch's second marriage
Richard (Dick) Wood Barlow.
Lucy was my great-grandmother, my dad's dad's mother.
Susan was my great-great grandmother.
Many folks have told me the
delivered the mail on a mule in
Vivian, LA. in the early 1900's.
Per Enoch Wright, Lucy was a little woman, with red hair and as
tough as nails. Enoch said that he was also told that Lucy and
her mother each had a cow, and Lucy would go out to herd the cows
home at night. But, Lucy would drive her mother's cow home
first and then go back and get her own cow. For some strange
reason, she would not drive both of them home together.
I found that interesting.
2006 - I sent the following e-mail to:
Karen, Dee, Sandra, Joan, Lucy and Carter Researchers:
For about 40 years now, I have been looking for our Unknown Carter
that our Susan (Heague, we thought was the spelling) was married to.
Susan and Unknown Carter had my great-grandmother, Lucy J. Carter,
May 24, 1850, Marie Antoinette (Nettie) Carter in May, 1850 and Hattie
Carter in 1854.
Bud Josey (our national Josey historian) just called and said he had
Charles C. Carter married Susan Hague on March 16, 1847 in Platte
Source was Latter Day Saints Records Batch M515611 from the
International Genealogist Records of North America
No need to tell all of you how thrilled I was that Bud went to this
kind of trouble to find this elusive ancestor and put a first name
We have no idea what happened to Charles
C. Carter, but:
Susan Hague Carter went on to marry a second time to an Elisha
Battle Crudupt (many different spellings) in 1854 in Plano, TX and
they had four girls, Julia, Rebecca, Eva, Tempe Hortense and one
boy, George between 1858 and 1872. These children were supposed to
have been born in LA.
09-10-07 - Per Marie Fish Carter
Jacque, on your website you have
Susan and Elisha married in Plano, Texas, that is way up in the
Texas Panhandle. Panola county is at the Louisiana border and all
my information states they were married in Panola Co., Texas..
Could you have mistakenly put Plano instead of Panola?
Elisha Battle CRUDUP (John4,
was born Abt. 1803 in Wake Co., NC, and died Bet. 1865 -
1870 in LA. He married (1) Louisiana "Louisa" J.
ALFORD Apr 14, 1827 in Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN. She was
born Abt. 1807. He married (2) Susan C. (HAGG) HAGUE Aug
13, 1854 in Carthage, Panola Co., TX. She was born Abt.
1834 in MO or KY, and died Bef. 1900.
for Elisha Battle CRUDUP:
Coahoma Co., MS - Mechanic age 47 living with Duncan and
Caroline Shaw - 1850 Census ?????
Anyone, hopefully, who might be connected to this Charles
Carter or Susan Hague Carter, other than the individuals listed in
the greeting above?
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Then, Karen Walker replied:
Per Karen Walker, email@example.com
I was just about to get in touch with you. I looked in 1850 for them
night without success and finally decided to look at every
NY in 1850.
I DID FIND HIM!!!
Ward 10 of the city of NY, NY Co., NY state, 31 Jul 1850, page 37,
Charles Carter, 35, M, Painter, Conn.
Susan " 18, F, MO
Lucy Jane " 2, F, MO**
Mary E. " 2/12, F NY
I would love to know what "PAINTER"
**02-2004 - Sara Virginia Barlow said
the bible page she has shows Lucy's birth date as
February 24, 1850!!!!!
Lucy married John Thomas Josey (07/17/1870)
& they had:
Lula Josey - 1871
Roddie Lee Josey - 12/23/1875
Lucy next married Richard (Dick) Wood Barlow
(01/05/1888) and they had:
John Thomas Barlow - 11/18/1889 to 07/11/1955
- **children listed below
Winnie Barlow - 05/13/1892-had no known
**John Thomas Barlow married (11/24/1912)
Rosa Alabama IVINS - b.06/02/1888 - d.
10/07/1966 & had:
Baby Barlow -
09/05/1919 - 11/27/1913
Living Barlow - 1915
John Thomas Barlow, Jr.-10/02/1917-04/22/1997
Many descendants of some of these Barlows
are still living, and not
listed on these pages.
A little side note here on the living Barlow
above. I had a home economics teacher in
high school named Annie Barlow, and never knew
that she was married to the living Barlow who is
my half 1st cousin once removed.
Per Virginia Barlow, this family (Winnie's) went to Baton Rouge, LA.
Per Caddo Parish Tax Accessor's Block
Book of Caddo Parish, LA, ownership book of January 1, 1918, they
(Richard Barlow and Lucy Carter) owned 160 acres:
Map of (80 acres) that
Lucy Carter Josey Barlow
owned in Vivian, LA
Close up of Winnie Barlow (sitting) and
Lucy Carter Josey Barlow (standing)
I often wondered why they appeared to live in a tent.
But, when I went to the Vivian Library in October 2005, I found
the picture below and, apparently, this was quite
common in that part of the country (LA)
during that time frame - early 1900's.
Mt. Gilead Church and Cemetery is where many of our
Josey-Barlow-Ivins families are buried