Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Graves in North Bossier Parish
In his column for the April 22, 1954 issue of The Bossier Banner-Progress Ardis Manry wrote about 3 early burials in Bossier Parish. An earlier issue of the newspaper had stated that Elizabeth Felps’ grave may have been the oldest marked grave in northwest Bossier Parish. Comments from readers then began to dispute that statement. A Mrs. Hamiter pointed out that Patience Hodges Hamiter died June 1, 1848, and was buried in the family burial plot on what was then the John Hamiter plantation, but known in 1954 as the Hardy place. The 1848 death date was three years before Elizabeth Felps died.