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Europeans first arrived in the area in 1785 when Fort Miro was built on the banks of the Ouachita (pronounced WASH uh tah) River. [Oauchita was the name of one of the Caddo Indian tribes.] Ouachita was one of the original 19 parishes under the Spanish government. In 1805 Fort Miro became a town. Today that town is the parish seat Monroe. From Ouachita were formed East Carroll, Richland, Lincoln, and Union Parishes.

7 Aug 1828 (Extracted by Combs Researcher Sharon Natoli from Louisiana Parish Records 1474-1912; Searchword: HAMILTON)
Ouachita Parish Marriage Records:
COMES,  John & AMILTON, Marcelite

Notes: Orleans Parish Marriage records include COMES, John & AMILTON, Marcelite, dated 4 Aug 1828.

1850 Ouachita Parish, LA  Census

(transcribed by Combs Researcher Debi Houser)

2nd Ward

241/251 Lavicy L. COMBS 33 F MS
Sarah ?ELBERT? 20 F MS

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