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My sister got me interested in genealogy two years ago and since then I have been hooked. I am having problems locating the Read ancestory side of the family as they came to LA from Marion County, South Carolina via Amite County, MS. They were protestants, therefore, records are limited. The farthest I can go back at this time is to my great great great grandfather who was Stephen Decatur "Read". He married Mary Elizabeth "Simmons"(daughter of Vincent and Elizabeth "Chandler") settling in the Bayou Chicot area. They in turn had my great great grandfather, who was Dr. Henry Overton Read. Dr. Henry Overton Read married Marie Eugenie "Guegnon" (who was the daughter of Eugene I. Guegnon and Valerie "Neveu"). They lived in different areas including Abbeville, Grand Chenier and Chatagnier, LA. Dr. Henry O. and Eugenie had my great grandfather, who was Dr. Sallust G. Read. He married Clementine "Trahan" (who was the daughter of Zepherin Trahan and Marie "Abshire"). They lived in the Lyons Point-Crowley, LA area. Of Sallust and Clementine, came my grandfather, Henry Eugene Read who married Elizia "Stelly" daughter of Belonie Stelly and Lezida Abshire. From hense came my father, William Read who married my mother, Anna "Vincent" (daughter of Emery Peter Vincent and Marie Adella "Hebert".
We are also very interested in the Callahan family from the Thibodaux area and any information on this group of people would be most appreciated. The particular family we are interested in is Jean Baptiste Callahan who married Marie Josephe Boudreau (they were married in Ascension Parish). He was the son of John Callahan and Nancy Bolling (Virginia). Marie Josephe Boudreau was the daughter of Benjamin Boudreau and Anne Ferguson.
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