Larry I appreciate any help you can give.Since my email I found Charles Ready in both 1830 and 1840 census.1830 he is in Terrebonne Parish and owns 32 slaves.In 1840 indexed as Charles Rudy but is Reedy he is in Orleans Parish....he is the same person I am sure.After 1840 census he must have married Maria Louisa Armitage-widow. Had Alice M between 1844-1845 and then seems to disappear by 1850.I figure he is deceased.In 1850 Maria has 13 slaves on the slave schedule.Did they come from Charles?There were no slaves listed under the "J" Armitage in earlier census.Unfortunately we have no way of finding proof with Alexandria burning during the Civil War. Leonidas Polk that married the Ready/Morgan couple [of that photo] also confirmed Alice Maria in Rapides Parish.So that might be another connection.Alice married Columbus Bierce Hauk son of Captain WM Hauk and Abigail Conner.The Conner and Hauk families were steamboat people.Conner's of Massachusetts/Ohio and Hauk family of PA>VA>OH>LA>MO.ALice and Clum B lived in both LA and possibly MO.Clum's father Capt Wm Hauk died during the Red River Campaign in Vicksburg in 1864.His death was shortly after Clum and ALice married from newspaper articles
"MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT:Missouri Republican of June 1 1864 of Clums marriage states:
"Clum Hauk of St Louis Missouri had been married to Alice M Ready of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana on May 5, by the Rev C Lindell."
Alice and C. were married May 5, 1864; Alexandria was burned May 138 days later
St Louis, Missouri Republican June 6, 1864, page 3River News "We are pained to record the death of Captain William Hauk of the Clarabell.The event took place in Vicksburg, Miss May 29th.Capt Hauk was 54 years of age, and had been twenty years a steamboatman at this port.Captain Hauk was widely known among the boatmen and businessmen of the West.He enjoyed an unsullied reputation as a businessman and was highly prized as a social companion and friend.His funeral will take place today (Sunday) at 2 O'clock p.m. See funeral notice in another column."*******"The body of Capt William Hauk arrived in this city yesterday on the steamer Pauline Carroll in charge of the son of the deceased, Mr Clum Hauk, who came up on the boat with his new bride.""The flags of the steamers in port were displayed at half mast yesterday in respect to the memory of Capt. Hauk." ********Died At Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 29th, Captain William Hauk of steamer Clarabell, aged 54 years
Globe Democrat Oct 6 1893: Hauk, Wednesday, Oct 4 1893 at 8:30 a m Allie R Hauk, beloved wife of Captain C B Hauk, aged 47 years.Funeral from family residence 3551 Cass Avenue, Sunday October 8 at 2 p m thence to Bellafontaine Cemetery.Interment private.New Orleans (La) and Alexandria (LA please copy.
Thought you might want this information.In case we make a connection.Of course have lots of other information to share.