Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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| building address =300 Houmas St<br />Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br />[http://www.ascensionclerk.com/ '''Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Website''']  
 
| building address =300 Houmas St<br />Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br />[http://www.ascensionclerk.com/ '''Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Website''']  
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.ascensionparish.net/ Ascension Parish Courthouse]<br>Houmas Street<br>PO Box 192<br>Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br>Phone: 225.773.9866 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1763, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1800 <br>and land records from 1770 Allen Parish Courthouse<br>PO Box G<br>Oberlin, LA 70655-2007<br>Phone: 337.639.2803 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1913 .<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Ascension Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> {{RAOGKcourthouse}}  
  
 
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Ascension Parish's civil records start the following years:  
 
Ascension Parish's civil records start the following years:  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Ascension Parish [http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-maps.html boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)  
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See an interactive map of Ascension Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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| 1860= 11484
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| 1870= 11577
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| 1880= 16895
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| 1890= 19545
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| 1900= 24142
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| 1910= 23887
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| 1920= 22155
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| 1930= 18438
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| 1940= 21215
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| 1950= 22387
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| 1960= 27927
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| 1970= 37086
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| 1980= 50068
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| 1990= 58214
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| 2000= 76627
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| 2010ref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/|title=2010 Census Data - 2010 Census|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2011-02-13}}; 2010 Louisiana Census Results.</ref>
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| footnote=Ascension Parish Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/court/chief1915.txt Criminal Matters from the Donaldsonville Chief 1915]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/court/chief1915.txt Criminal Matters from the Donaldsonville Chief 1915]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=0Hs8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA68#v=onepage&q&f=false Livingston's Law Register 1851]
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==== Ethnic  ====
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[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0071unit Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 &nbsp;Reel 0071]
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[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0072unit Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 Reel 0072]
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[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0073unit Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 Reel 0073]  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1546952-10470501?url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&iid=RHUSA2007B_LA0010-00001 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] Ascension, Livingston Parishes
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[http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1546952-10470501?url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&iid=RHUSA2007B_LA0030-00145 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] Ascension, East Baton Rouge Parishes
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Ascension Parish. &nbsp;
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*August 9, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Donaldsonville I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
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*November 28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la015.htm Kock's Plantation], also known as Cox's Plantation<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 28, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Donaldsonville II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
  
 
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
 
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Louisiana_Probate_Records Louisiana Probate Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====

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Ascension Parish, Louisiana
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Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Donaldsonville
Courthouse
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Address 300 Houmas St
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Website
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Ascension Parish Courthouse
Houmas Street
PO Box 192
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Phone: 225.773.9866

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1763,
divorce, probate and court records from 1800
and land records from 1770 Allen Parish Courthouse
PO Box G
Oberlin, LA 70655-2007
Phone: 337.639.2803

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1913 .[1] Template:RAOGKcourthouse

Quick Dates

Ascension Parish's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1763
1810 1770 1880


History

Parent Parish

  • 1807--Ascension Parish was created 31 March 1807 from St. James Parish.
    Parish seat: Donaldsonville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ascension Parish boundary changes. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American

Biographies

Aucoin, Kleber A.
Babin,Louis U.
Barland, Rev. Charles D.
Welman Bradford
The Bringier Family
Daniel C. Brumfield, MD
Millard R. M. Cushman
William V. Davis
Louis A. Dehon, Jr., DDS
Duke, James R.
Lucien Gautreau
Allen T. Gonzales
Joseph Gonzales
Adam Guedry
John D. Hanson, MD
Levi M. Hargis
Landry, Arthur L.
J. C. LeBlanc
Hon. Paul Leche
Allen W. Martin, MD
Richard McCulloh
Gen. William P. Miles
Capt. John T. Nolan
Diedrich Ohemeyer
Charles Oschwald
Thomas B. Odom
Edward F. Painchaud
George B. Reuss
John L. Rusca
Guy S. St. Amant, M.D.
J. E. St. Martin
Samuel H. St. Martin
Hon. Robert Nichols Sims
James Teller
Paul T. Thibodaux, M.D.
Edward Tiran
Joseph L. Webre, DDS
Theo. L. Webre, DDS

Cemeteries

 





Census

Census Pop.
18102,219
18203,72868.0%
18305,24640.7%
18406,95132.5%
185010,75254.7%
186011,4846.8%
187011,5770.8%
188016,89545.9%
189019,54515.7%
190024,14223.5%
191023,887−1.1%
192022,155−7.3%
193018,438−16.8%
194021,21515.1%
195022,3875.5%
196027,92724.7%
197037,08632.8%
198050,06835.0%
199058,21416.3%
200076,62731.6%
2010106,21538.6%
Ascension Parish Census Data[2]


Church

Court


Ethnic

Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872  Reel 0071

Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 Reel 0072

Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 Reel 0073

Land

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 Ascension, Livingston Parishes

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 Ascension, East Baton Rouge Parishes

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Ascension Parish.  

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Newspapers

  





Probate

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.

Taxation

Vital Records

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Societies and Libraries

 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Ascension Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)