Looking for the family of Minerva (?) m. 1) (?)BROWN early 1850's, and 2) William S. RHODES abt 1861. I've found what might be Minerva (M. Brown) in the 1860 census of East Feliciana Parish in the household of J. Rist Jr. with 3 children from the BROWN marriage.
Did your John RIST b. in Germany have a daughter named Minerva?