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Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical.


By: William Henry Perrin, Pub. 1891, Reprinted 2018, 802 pages, Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-764-5.

 This book is a MUST for persons doing research in the state of Louisiana (with particular interest in the Southern Half of the state).  Parish that are cover: Acadia, Calcasieu, Camron, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion.

     This book is broken down by the parish, with the general history being discuss.  Many different things of use can be found in this section of the book: such as the establishment of the parish itself, transportation, newspapers, agriculture, education, cities within the parish, early land buyers, slave owners, political notes, military affairs, lists of soldiers, transactions of the Police Jury, and many, many other useful tidbits of information.  But what the genealogists will savor, are the biographical sketches that fill this book.  Approximately 1/2 of this book is devoted to biographical sketches of these early settlers.