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Re: Frank M Perdue and wife, Mary E (Coleson) Perdue
Posted by: Timothy Hudson (ID *****7158) Date: May 22, 2011 at 09:23:39
In Reply to: Frank M Perdue and wife, Mary E (Coleson) Perdue by Eugene Thomas of 395


Do you happen to know either of their middle names? Here are two interesting probate records filed in Union Parish:

Pardue, F. Morholland Dec'd (record completed in the early 1900s)

Pardue, M. Elizabeth Dec'd, record filed in the early 1880s

This is from the index only, so a careful examination of the original record would hopefully prove whether or not this is your couple. It looks like it might be, for there are not many Pardue families in Union Parish in 1880. I'd guess that she was Mary Elizabeth and that she died in the early 1880s, with Frank living longer.

I'll be at the courthouse within the next few months, and if you want, I can check the original records for you.

Alternatively, you can order Succession Book Z on microfilm from your local LDS Family History Library.

Here is another thought: The Louisiana Archives in Baton Rouge has tax records on file for Union Parish for most of the 1880s and 1890s. You could search those to see whether or not Frank owned a farm. If he did, then he would be listed as paying taxes on it. Once he died, his name on the tax assessment would be changed to "Estate of ...", which is a way to determine when someone died. Those records on available on microfilm, but I'm not sure if you have to purchase the film or if they loan it.

Tim Hudson

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