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Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana

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  Joseph Barton Elam (1821-1885) — of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La. Born near Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., June 12, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1851-61; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1877-81; defeated, 1880. Slaveowner. Died in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., July 4, 1885 (age 64 years, 22 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of William Jefferson Elam (1793-1848) and Cynthia Lucy (Wheaton) Elam (1795-1840); married, April 5, 1851, to Catherine W. Steadman (1833-1855); married to Mary Elizabeth Stewart (1838-1911); father of Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Elam (1857-1897; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin), Charles Wheaton Elam and Joseph Barton Elam Jr. (1878-1935).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George McWillie Williamson (1829-1882) — also known as George Williamson — of Louisiana. Born in Fairfax, Allendale County, S.C., September 29, 1829. Lawyer; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1873-79; Salvador, 1873-79; Guatemala, 1873-79; Honduras, 1873-79; Nicaragua, 1873-79. Died in 1882 (age about 52 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Taylor Williamson; father of Mary Leigh Williamson (1870-1938; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin (1851-1924)).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Edgar Williamson Sutherlin (1851-1924) — of DeSoto Parish, La.; Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in DeSoto Parish, La., July 12, 1851. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; member of Louisiana state senate, 1884; district judge in Louisiana, 1890. Died near Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., October 21, 1924 (age 73 years, 101 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of John Haskins Sutherlin (1824-1883) and Sarah Priscilla (Keener) Sutherlin (1832-1881); married to Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Elam (1857-1897; daughter of Joseph Barton Elam; sister of Charles Wheaton Elam and Joseph Barton Elam Jr.) and Mary Leigh Williamson (1870-1938; daughter of George McWillie Williamson (1829-1882)).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Wheaton Elam (1866-1917) — also known as Charles W. Elam — of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La. Born in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., March 18, 1866. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1892-93; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1909; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912, 1916 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., September 5, 1917 (age 51 years, 171 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Barton Elam (1821-1885) and Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Elam (1838-1911); brother of Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Elam (1857-1897; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin) and Joseph Barton Elam Jr.; married, March 18, 1891, to Lucy Belle Burden (1868-1947).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Barton Elam Jr. (1878-1935) — of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La. Born in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., June 1, 1878. Newspaper editor; mayor of Mansfield, La., 1914-20. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., October 25, 1935 (age 57 years, 146 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Mansfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Barton Elam and Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Elam (1838-1911); brother of Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' Elam (1857-1897; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin (1851-1924)) and Charles Wheaton Elam; married, June 25, 1912, to Margaret Taylor (1890-1962).
  Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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