A low fence encloses the yard and a giant pecan tree with boughs bending near the ground stands guard at the gate to the well-kept Alexander place. Bolivar Alexander was the first to come in the early 1870s, migrating from Mississippi. Later, his brother, R. S. (Dick) Alexander, joined him and bought the present farm from a Mr. Collins in 1876. Since then, four generations have lived here and the family continues to hold deep sentiment for their home pecal beside the Boeuf.
“The passing of this kindly and illustrious citizen, a true Southern Gentleman in the finest sense of the word, has left a void that can never be filled. But the community is richer for his having lived.”
The following map shows the northwest portion of present day Richland Parish, as it was in 1850.
Pictured here are the twenty young men from Richland parish who left for Camp Livingston Wednesday of last week. They are, back row, left to right: Leo Harrell, Autry Mason Simmons, William… Read More