I am searching for ancestors of my maternal Grandparents, William Edward DORRIS and Mary Josephine (WHITE) DORRIS.Marriage and cemetery information is as recorded below.Note that “Will L” and “William Edward” are the same person, William Edward is believed to be correct.
MARRIAGE RECORDED IN CONVEYANCE RECORDS-OUACHITA PARISH, LOUISIANA GroomBrideLicense dateVol.Page Dorris, Will L.Mary WhiteMay 24, 1899K386
Name Dob Dod Comments DORRIS, William EdwardJun7, 1874Nov 29, 1936h/o Mary J DORRIS, Mary JosephineOct 27, 1874Jan 24, 1962WHITE w/o William Edward
I have no information on William Edwards life prior to marriage (above).He is variously rumored (folklore) to have come from Alabama, Arkansas, Texas or Tennessee.His mother (or grandmother) is said to have been Choctaw Indian.Said to have worked in Texas at some point – again, this is folklore only, no proof.Believed to have lived at some point in Winn and/or Jackson Parishes, possibly before marriage, as well as Ouachita.
Mary Josephine White had at least two sisters (Sara and Susie) – one married a “Milligan” – and one brother, “Drewery” White.All lived in Ouachita Parish, LA for some/all of their lives.All passed away long ago.
Children of William and Mary were: DORRIS, Gladys R Aug 26, 1911Jul 26, 1926 DORRIS, Johnnie Hector Dec 14, 1913Aug 24, 1983 DORRIS, Tommy A Jun2, 1908Sep 23, 1925 DORRIS, Maggie Lee (HEBERT), Mar 2 1906Mar 15, 1995 DORRIS, William Garrett Aug 22 1901Aug 1979 DORRIS, Mable (HOLCOMB) Feb 20, 1916Jul 21, 1960 DORRIS, Beatrice (BANKS) Mar 17 1901Feb 17 1989
All the children have passed away.
Any information in furtherance of my search would be very much appreciated.