I'm trying to find source information about the possible marriage of my 3G-grandfather, Richard Bannister, to Julia Caroline Olds who may be my 3G-grandmother. It is believed that their marriage took place on or about 2 Jun 1849 in Caldwell Parish LA. It is also believed that Richard and Julia had at least two children: Isabelle b. ca. 1854 (my 2G-grandmother) and Samuel Houston b. ca. 1857, probably in Caldwell Parish.
I believe that Richard and Julia may have died prior to 1870. Isabelle and Samuel appear in the 1870 census record of a George W. Pierce (dwelling #15, family #18) in Caldwell Parish LA, and it is believed that George Pierce became their legal guardian following the death of both of their parents. I don't know what relationship George W. Pierce might have had to Richard Bannister that would have influenced George to become the children's guardian.
My 3G-grandmother, Mary Ann Olds Valentine, may have some family connection to this Julia Caroline Olds as well. Isabelle married Mary Ann's son, William John Valentine (my 2G-grandfather) on 27 Mar 1881 in Catahoula Parish LA.
Any information or leads about Richard and Julia's marriage or other details about their lives would be appreciated.
Regards, John Reid
P.O. Box 7164
Libertyville IL 60048
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