Re: Chevis/Lyons--Vermilion Parish, LA
I, too, am researching in Winn Parish, but not for the Cheves family.Because of my interest in the parishes of Winn, LaSalle, Grant, and Catahoula, I have recently acquired past issues of _Legacies & Legends of Winn Parish_, a copy of the 1860 Winn Parish census and other resource materials.I don't know how I can help with your search other than to offer to do look-ups in the resources I have.Also, not knowing where you are located--if you are not near the area--I can possibly do on-site look-ups as I frequently make trips to the area.Please let me know if I can help.
Just a quick look in the 1997 issues of L & L shows a J. T. Cheves listed in the 1887 tax roll.(I haven't checked any other issues yet.)I don't see an entry for Cheves in the 1860 census.
Willing to help if I can--