Earline, The John L. Cormier (md. Mary Unknown) who owned the land in Toomey, LA was the son of Alexandre Cormier, Sr. John was the father of Lydia, John W., Azema, Caroline, Albert and Nettie Cormier. This John L. Cormier may also be the Civil War veteran as well but I can not be sure of that. This relationship to Alexandre Cormier is verified by the land deed sale of my twice great grandmother, Eliza Haskell Jackson, to William Perry. The 1880 census records also bears this out as John's neighbor is William Perry which shows him to be the correct John L. Cormier with the above listed children. I have tried again to find the parents of your John Cormier married to Mary Renna Farque but without luck. I will keep my eyes and ears open as I am always interested in the families that settled in the Toomey/Vinton, LA area. That area of SW Louisiana was an oil field area. Many people came to the area to work in the oil fields but were not born there. So I have looked in many other locations as far as census records but never did find any of your family. Oil companies are still drilling for oil in Toomey/Vinton, LA as we are getting royalty checks from the land owned by Savenia Sonnier who was my twice great grandfather. Not much money but is interesting that the oil is still there.
1880 Calcasieu Parish, LA census record Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace John L. CORMEOSelfMMaleW33LAFarmerLALA Mary CORMEOWifeMFemaleW30LAKeeping HouseMSLA Lidda CORMEODauSFemaleW10LAMSLA John CORMEOSonSMaleW8LAMSLA Zemma CORMEODauSFemaleW6LAMSLA Caroline CORMEODauSFemaleW4LAMSLA Albert CORMEOSonSMaleW1LAMSLA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place Lower Sabine, Calcasieu, Louisiana Family History Library Film1254450 NA Film NumberT9-0450 Page Number528D *John L. Cormier is two houses from his brother, Alexandre Cormier, Jr., and next door neighbor of Simon Limas Guidry and Sosthene Sonnier.
1900 United States Federal Census Lower Sabine, Calcasieu, Louisiana Jno L Courmier 56 M W LA Farmer Albert Courmier 20 M W LA Nettie Courmier 15 F W LA
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records Patentee: JOHN L COURMIER AliquotParts Sec./Block Township Range Fract. Section Meridian State Counties SESW36/10-S13-WNoLouisianaLACalcasieu Patentee: ALEXANDER COURMIER AliquotParts Sec./Block Township Range Fract. Section Meridian State Counties SESW36/10-S13-WNoLouisianaLACalcasieu *John L. Cormier owned land next to his brother, Alexandre Cormier, Jr. in Toomey, LA. A land sale to William Perry from my twice great grandmother, Eliza Haskell Jackson, states the land for sale is Section 35, Township 10 South, Range 13 West and bounded on the North by John Cormier's land, South by William Perry's land, East by Sostan Sonier's land, and West by A. L. Mitchel's land. The land sale was December 15, 1888. John L. Cormier was the neighbor of Sosthene Sonnier and William Perry in the 1880 census.
Civil War Military Service: Courmier, John L., Pvt. Co. C. 16th Battn. La. Infty. (Confed. Grds. Response Battn.) Appears on Register of Prisoners of War, dated April 27th, 1863, Captured April 14th, 1863. Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War, not dated, to be exchanged at New Orleans, La.