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SUCCESSION RECORDS 
OF ST. HELENA PARISH, LOUISIANA, 1804-1854

Collected and compiled by Clyde Purser Young;
Edited and typed by E. Russ Williams, Jr., 1966;
Scanned and re-formatted by Richard R. Dietz, 1996.


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    The succession records of St. Helena Parish are the probate and estate records of deceased persons. Included in these records are the names of the heirs; children, spouses, siblings, and other relatives who received inheritances from the estate of the deceased person. The names of approximately 3,500 individuals, residents mainly of St. Helena Parish are included in this, the only book of St. Helena Parish records.

From the introduction to the book:

    Clyde Purser Young was a native of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and descended from the pioneers that helped claim the area from crude wilderness. Imbued with a love for the heritage of his beloved parish, he spent many hours in his later years working in the old papers that contained the data on the past. In the St. Helena Parish Court House at Greensburg, he indexed the marriages and successions and assisted in arranging the old documents in usable order when the present courthouse opened. As he labored in the records of one of the older parishes of those referred to as "the Florida Parishes", he abstracted every succession record to be found in the collection. From his compilation of 300 legal-sized typed pages, the present compiler has taken the data presented in this volume.

    Young died in Amite, Louisiana, on Saturday, December 16, 1961, at the age of 66 years. He had spent his active years as an engineer with the United States government. After retirement, he still actively engaged in abstract-title work in the land records of St. Helena and adjoining parishes. The records contained in the present volume covers the vast amount of material that Young compiled in conjunction with his "retirement" occupation. It was the good fortune of the present author to possess a copy of this valuable work. Through the courtesy of his widow, Jesse Alford Young, the following records are placed in print as a memorial to him.

E. Russ Williams, Jr., 1966

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