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LOUISIANA—ST. LANDRY PARISH EARLY HISTORY
Inventory of the Estate of John (Jean) Gradeniego Year 1809
St. Landry Opelousas Slave Tax Law Of 1849
Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish Compared to Louisiana
The Price of a Human Being
10 Classes of Slaves in South Carolina
THE CIvIL RIGHTS TRIO
Out of Africa Map
HARRISON BERRY
Hypolite Bonin
Isaac Briscoe
Dennis Burrohorn (part 1)
Daniel Lavine (Leavin),
Richard Lott
Harry McClain
Fred (McClain) McClelland
Africa Images
Charles Senegal
David Williams
Washington, Louisiana
Pierre Berry (Barry), Sr
Am I Not A Man And A Brother
Jerry Berry
Joachim Bonom, Jr
Joachim (Zowash) Bonom (III)
Dennis Burrohorn (Broron)-Part II
Lewis (Louis) Lavine, Sr
Richard Lott, II
Jerry McClelland
Thomas Williams
Rial Williams, Sr
Out of Lake Peigneur
A New Life Together
Through the Years
Founding of the Christ Sanctified Holy Church
Acadia Parish Training School
A NEW ERA DAWNS
The Founding of St. Matthew Baptist Church—Tazie’s Church
THE MIRACLE
From The Darkness into the Light
Another visit from an Angel
The High Waters of 1940
The Great War
Back Home
Out of Spiritual Bondage
The Fire Fell
I Got the Lord’s Feeling!!
The Move
The Town of Lecompte
Founding of Lecompte Church of God In Christ
Founding of Big Cane Church of God in Church
Tragedy Strikes
World War II
Uncle Harvey’s Story— The Great Depression Years
Another Wave of the Fire of the Holy Ghost
Called to the Ministry
God Had a Greater Purpose
A Funny Man Called to Preach
Near Thanksgiving of 1955
The Cajun Connection
The Northern Connection
The Central Connection
The Steps Of A Righteous Man
A Grand Induction into the Kingdom
Summer of 1958—Big Cane, La
Loss of a Family Patriarch
It Came Through My Window
I Want To Serve That Same Kind of God
GOD IS EvERYWHERE
Nothing can beat serving the Lord!
Miraculously Healed of Cancer and Called Into the Ministry
Instantly Began to Walk
Mama, Rudy Got The Holy Ghost!
Died and Came Back to Tell It!
Sometimes God Gives Us a Glimpse
This World of Diversity
Bishop William Joseph Seymour
Bishop Charles Harrison Mason
Bishop Garfield Thomas Haywood
Superintendent Burley Lafleur
Superintendent A. C. Abram
Rev. John Dorris Lavergne
Elder John Henry Sanders and Elect Lady Lillie Mae S. Sanders
Pastor Beulah Johnson
Suffragan Bishop Jesse J. Brown, Sr
District Elder Elise Stewart
District Elder James R. Tankerson
Elder Eugene Joseph Elam, Sr
Apostle Emmett “Nell” Hardy, Jr
Mother Clementine Goudeau Slaughter
Mother Marguerite Mondy Montrel
Evang. Lena Mae Peterman
Mother Pearl Gant Leach
Pastor Una Mae Weathers
Mother Annie Ruth Phillips Evans
History of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
History of Good Hope Baptist Church
GHBC Pastors
Zion Traveler’s Baptist Church
The History of Springbluff Baptist Church
History of the Rayne Temple Church of God in Christ
Greater Pentecostal Temple
Christ Temple Pentecostal Church
Lively Stone Pentecostal Church
The Pentecostals of Alexandria
Five Top Age Categories from Chart IIA
I. LOUISIANA CIVIL WAR BATTLES
II. LOUISIANA CIVIL WAR TROOP CASUALTIES
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St. Landry-Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!!

St. Landry-Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!!

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From a child, Leona W. Smith was always intrigued by family stories told to her by her parents, grandparents, and close family friends. Birthed out of the intense desire of her mother (Shirley Mae LaVergne Williams) to discover more about her paternal roots, Leona set out on a journey to research her family’s history and discovered some amazing truths about her ancestors. Told through family records and stories handed down through many generations and through the use of true –to –life accounts obtained from Federal Slave Narratives set in Louisiana, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!! is an epic story deeply rooted in historical fact that spans over 300 years of the LaVergne and Williams families. From the shores of Africa to the rice fields of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and beyond, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire! explores the hardships, struggles, defeats and triumphs endued by the families through the cruel injustices of slavery, classism and racism. Most importantly, it also explores the families’ resolute faith in God and gives documented accounts and firsthand testimonies of the amazing, miraculous power of God at work in their lives down through the generations that has left a legacy of hope, courage, and success that still endures today.
From a child, Leona W. Smith was always intrigued by family stories told to her by her parents, grandparents, and close family friends. Birthed out of the intense desire of her mother (Shirley Mae LaVergne Williams) to discover more about her paternal roots, Leona set out on a journey to research her family’s history and discovered some amazing truths about her ancestors. Told through family records and stories handed down through many generations and through the use of true –to –life accounts obtained from Federal Slave Narratives set in Louisiana, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!! is an epic story deeply rooted in historical fact that spans over 300 years of the LaVergne and Williams families. From the shores of Africa to the rice fields of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and beyond, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire! explores the hardships, struggles, defeats and triumphs endued by the families through the cruel injustices of slavery, classism and racism. Most importantly, it also explores the families’ resolute faith in God and gives documented accounts and firsthand testimonies of the amazing, miraculous power of God at work in their lives down through the generations that has left a legacy of hope, courage, and success that still endures today.

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