I have a grave record of Jessie Bruce Edgar Connella, born 23 Feb 1841, died 4 Apr 1901, 60 yrs. 1 mo 11 das., wife of J. L. Connella -- J. L. is my great-great grandfather. Jessie is buried in Rapides(Old)Cemetery, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, near her son and two other Connellas.
However, I have been unable to locate information about JL's grave. I know nothing about his death (location, date, cause, etc.). I do not have any specific records of his birth or death.
There are numerous Connella graves from about the same period in Hasley Cemetery, Ouachita, Louisiana, including Charles Allison Connella, brother of John Levin, and L.M. Connella, their father.
One book, written while John Levin was apparently still alive, gives his DOB as 14 Feb 1840, but this is not certain. We do know he was born in Montgomery Co., Alabama, and went to Howard College, became a teacher and moved to Louisiana.
We know he served in Confederate Army, twice, during the Civil War.
He married Jessie Edgar in New Orleans Parish while a professor at Soules Commercial College in New Orleans.
I'd love to find the John Levin Knox grave, as well as any public records pertaining to him.