William Barnidge b. 1815, Ireland. Immigrant to Louisiana
I have a William Barnidge in my background. GG Grandfather, from Ireland and a schoolteacher (so they say) Was probably born in 1815, emigrated and ended up in Louisiana, married to Eliza (Swann).
Children include Alonza, my g grandfather who married Malinda Lawson and one of their children was Bessie Barnidge (apparently NOT a nickname) my grandmother.
I have other family names, but am drawing a blank. Anyway if any possiblity of an LA connection, contact me...