Searching for information concerning the Thomas Christy (b 1780-90 PA) family that migrated from PA in the late 1700's or early 1800's. They were in Missouri by 1820 when Thomas oldest son James was born. His childrens names which have been used over and over are Thomas, William, Preston, James and John. Thomas daughters were Nici and Drucilla. The family was in MO around the 1820's then down into LA by the 1830 census. They settled in Claiborne Parish originally then branched out over North and Central Louisiana.
Nici md John Jarman in Union Parish.
Drucilla md John Boatright who was killed during the Civil War.
John md Harriett Bartlett Jan.1850 in Claiborne Parish. John was my gg-grandfather. He died in Vicksburg during the Civil War.
Preston Christy never married to my knowledge and lived his life out near the Darbonne in Union Parish.
James md Elizabeth Jones Claiborne Parish.
Some were also members of the Masonic Lodge in LA. On James Christy Mason headstone there is a barely readable inscription that says something about St. Louis Missouri and you can read Mason. I know that James was not a member of the lodge in St Louis as he was only a few years old when the family came to LA. I'm thinking this is a possible reference to his father's lodge. Was there an early 1830-1850 lodge in Claiborne Parish?
Any help GREATLY appreciated! I've been working this line for several years and each piece has been difficult. But this one is truly a needle in a haystack as far as finding Thomas parents. I'm afraid he may have died before the courthouse fire of 1849 in Claiborne as he doesn't show up in the 1850 census records.
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