Natchitoches Parish Query

I am a volunteer researcher for the Texas Peace Officers Memorial. On 31 March 1906, Norton R. Moody was deputized by Nacogdoches County deputy sheriff Will Alders to quiet a house party in the Woden community. A shoot-out occurred and Moody was killed. A newspaper article mentioned he was buried in Pea Ridge. I have been unable to find the burial place of Moody in Nacogdoches or Shelby counties.

Norton R. Moody was born about 1867-1870 in Louisiana, the son of William & Acey Moody. He was listed in the 1880 Census of Nacogdoches County, but by 1900 he was living in Shelby County. He married Cora Furlow 16 December 1886 in Shelby County. At the time of the 1900 Census they had the following children: Azzie (dau), b. ca October 1889; Elsie, b. ca September 1892; Norman, b. ca April 1896; and Allen, b. ca January 1899.

Cora (Furlow) Moody later moved to Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and died there in 1946. The Lufkin Library sent me a clip from The Weekly Sentinel, 8 March 1900 (Mrs. Lee Cordova) that mentions the Pea Ridge-Stringtown community and her burial at the cemetery near Frank Lazarine. I found the Lazarine Cemetery and Moody is not there. Texas maps and Google only produce a Stringtown in Newton County. Does anyone know where Norton is buried? Is he in Shelby County? Would appreciate hearing from anyone having information on this family.

Ron DeLord, rod.delord@cleat.org

Also from Natchitoches Parish Preservation Ning an update on the Kate Chopin House fire:

Blog post added by Jeffery K Guin:A lot has happened in the three months since Natchitoches Parish lost the Kate Chopin House to fire. Much goes into a salvage effort of t…

Blog post link:Kate Chopin House – Anatomy of a Heritage Rescue Operation

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I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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