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Robert DORRIS & Addie (KAHN) DORRIS, m. 1899, Ouachita Parish LA
Posted by: Russ Hebert (ID *****4122) Date: October 18, 2009 at 16:45:47
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Robert Dorris and Addie Kahn were married 24 July 1899 in Ouachita Parish LA. Robert was age 21 and Addie age 15. Two months prior, 24 May 1899, an A. Kahn (or 'Kohn') was a "bond security" and "marriage witness" at the wedding of my grandparents, William Edward Dorris and Mary Josephine White.

The following year, 1900, Robert and Addie Dorris are in the 1900 federal census in Ward 5, Ouachita parish LA, living close to Mary Josephine (White) Dorris' mother [Elizabeth (Buchan) White] and family. Robert and Addie say they were born in Arkansas; Robert is age 22 (b. Apr 1878), Addie is age 16 (b. Jan 1884). According to the census, Robert was a "day laborer"; Addie stated that she did not read or write, and they rent their home.

Neighbors to Robert and Addie in 1900 were:
John & Mary Blazier and dau. Katie, sons Henry and John
John and Mary Evans
John and Ruby Stucky and dau. Clara, sons Henry and Percy
*William Thompson (age 29) and his mother Mary (age 69)
Isaac Beasley and sons Philip, Isaac, and Steven & dau. Viola.

*Earlier, William Thompson was a witness at William Edward and Mary Josephine (White) Dorris' wedding on 24 May 1899.

I'm seeking to identify both Addie's and Robert's ancestry and descendants. There is no further evidence of them in Ouachita Parish LA after the 1900 census that I can find. I have been unable to find Addie in an Arkansas census prior to 1900; (may have found Robert, but not clearly so). Robert's last name being the same as my grandfather's leads one to believe they were related, but there is no other evidence yet found.

Would appreciate any info anyone might provide on ROBERT DORRIS AND ADDIE (KAHN/KOHN) DORRIS.


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