I am looking for any info on the following Rapides families: Stephen Lynch,Jr.born between 1784 and 1794 in either PA or LA to Stephen Lynch born 1756 in Armaugh IRELAND. Stephen Jr.'s siblings among others were Charles Lynch andPatrick Lynch.
Stephen Lynch, Jr. married Rachel and had two children: Matthew born in 1815 and Mary Ann born in 1818. Stephen died young and Rachel remarried to James Swann. Different ideas for Rachel's maiden name are Barton and Pinckney but I can't find proof for either. There were a few Barton's in Rapides Parish but I haven't found any Pinckney's.
1850 Census for Rapides Parish LouisianaPage 64 Household # 352: James SWAN age 60 male farmer with $500 value real estate born in GA , Rachael age 54 female born in LA, John age 25 male born in LA, Jeremiah age 18 male born in LA, Florina age 15 male born in LA, Appleton age 11 male born in LA, Martin V.B. age 10 born in LA, Bernard age 8 male , and Mary Ann LYNCH age 32 female and a pauper. Household # 538 on Page 69: James R. SWAN 24 born in Georgia, Sarah 25 born in Georgia, Mary J. 5 born in Georgia, and Catharine 1 born in Louisiana. Is this the son of James from an earlier marriage in Georgia?
Next door to James Swann in the 1850 census is James and Rachel's daughter Eliza: 1850 Census for Rapides Parish Louisiana Page 64 Houshold 391: William Barnage 45 Teacher born in Ireland Eliza 23 born in Louisiana Joseph 3 born in Louisiana Oscar E. born in Louisiana
1860 Census for Alexandria, Rapides Parish Louisiana Page 107 is William Barnidge. On page 108 is Dozina P. Barnidge--is Dozina related to William?