I am seeking information on the family and wife of F.M.H.Hesser who married Lucy Ann COTTON/Colton on Nov.21, 1853 in DeSoto Parish, LA. I would like to prove Lucy as the daughter of John Ira Ellis Cotten. His wife, Abigail, is on the 1850 census of DeSoto Parish, LA. I have looked at the original records there, and the name looked like Cotton to me, but could be Colton. My John had eight daughters, and I am trying to find them, and their descendants.