Morris & Johnston, Liquors & Wines, Belle Island, Louisiana

I am STILL looking for an answer to this post in GenForum Louisiana

“We have an old stoneware liquor jug marked “Morris & Johnston, Liquors & Wines, Belle Island, La.” and I was wondering if anyone knew of that group or when they were in business?” –Scott

There are seven pages of MORRIS records in Lousiana land patents and likely thousands of JOHNSTONS. I’m off to look at records.  Comment if anyone else is up for the challenge and finds a record before I repost.

One of the MORRIS records indicate St. Mary Parish under the name John Morris 1848.

Between 1848 and 1862 an additional parish was located between St. Mary and St. Martin…Iberia. Terrebonne is an adjacent parish.

I did immediately find an interesting plot of land in Terrebonne Parish 1920’s. But no records for Johnston near Iberia/Iberville Parish or St. Mary Parish. The interesting Terrebonne Parish find at the BLM GLO site records the following names in ownership of twenty-four and one half acres in Terrebonne Parish.  I wonder why they all pitched in….the depression…or something else?

THOMAS J LOUDENSLAGER,
PETER MCDONALD,
JACOB ROMER,
WILLIAM OCONNOR,
ROBERT M WILLIAMSON,
JACOB ULMER,
WILLIAM HENRY FREEMAN,
JACOB SYLER,
WILLIAM JOHNSTON,
IRA HAGEN DURANT,
ANDREW MARSHE,
ROBERT A SLATER,
SAMUEL S SLACK,
NATHANIEL J MERRILL,
WILLIAM MONROE,
JESSEE HARRIS,
HENRY HAMB,
EDWARD HANSBURG,
JOHN R MACY,
GEORGE W DANNY,
JOHN REYNOLDS,
WILLIAM CASS,
CHARLES BRUCE,
JACOB RICE,
VANDALIA DOLL,
JOSEPH STANLEY,
JOHN M DURAND,
JOHN DURAND,
JOSHUA N DURAND,
CHARLES G WILLIAMS,
GEORGE KIRKMAN,
HENRY WOLFART,
NICHOLAS DOUGH,
LEWIS WEYTEMAN,
WILLIAM SMITH,
GEORGE HILDEBRAND,
JOHN WISE,
JOHN MULLEN,
EDWARD MCGUIRE,
ARCHIBALD MCVICAR,
BERNARD HARMAN,
GEORGE BREETNER,
WILLIAM MCGUIRE,
JAMES MCELVAINE,
JAMES WATTERMAN,
ANTHONY LITTERS,
ADAM WANDEL,
LAURENCE DOUSH,
JAMES GREENWOOD,
EDWARD ROULAN,
JOHN FORSHEE,
CHARLES HERMAN MILLER,
MASON HARPER,
WYLEY POWELL,
LARKINS SHIPLOR,
SAMUEL SHORT,
SOLOMON MOSES,
JOHN O NEIL,
JOHN DURST,
CALEB TURNER,
JOHN FRITSCH,
JOHN KELLY,
THOMAS PHILILPS JACKSON,
WILLIAM JONES LUCLEN,
CYRUS ANDREW MOFFATT,
THOMAS QUINN,
GOULVAIN LEGALL,
DENIS MCAFEE,
AMZI OSBORN,
LEMUEL S MERRITT

March 10, 1926

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