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Louise George and Jacob S. Wise
Posted by: Jill Herndon Date: March 25, 2001 at 05:54:24
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I am looking for ancestry and dates on Louise George -- here is biographical information on one son, with all the clues that I have to date. The only added piece that I have is that their house in Greenwood is now the Flournoy-Wise or Wise-Flournoy house and is on the web (inphotos) as one of the Louisianna historical properties. Greenwood is just West of Shreveport. Their other child, Mary Frances married the Herndon mentioned below as her brother's law partner. The rest of this bio is on the Caddo Parish US genweb.

"....Mr. W. H. Wise, the senior member of the firm, was born in
Caddo Parish, La., in July, 1843, his parents being Dr. J. S. and Louisa
(George) Wise, natives of Virginia and Louisiana, respectively. In 1837
the former came to Louisiana, and located in Shreveport, but soon after
returned to his former home and was married in 1840, bringing his wife back
to this place with him, but settling in Greenwood, at that time a rival
town of Shreveport. He practiced the "healing art" in that village until
his death, which occurred in 1883. he was a graduate of the University of
Penn at Philadelphia, and afterward proved a physician of
exceptional ability, and was at all times an active member of society. His
widow survives him, having borne seven children, six of whom are now
        W. H. Wise is the eldest of their children, and was reared in
Caddo Parish, but during his early manhood was put in Hampton Sidney
College of Virginia, where he remained until he graduated in 1861. He ..."


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