Captain Horace L. Hunley’s will and succession documents can be found at the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court? According to this post from the St. John Parish mailing list , URL, Captain Hunley was also a Covington, Louisiana plantation owner. Covington is located in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This 2005 article reveals a bit of background information on just how the Hunley records were lost and found. Below you will find the BLM GLO record dated May 10, 1860 is for land located in West Baton Rouge Parish for Horrace L. Hunley. Hmmm a mystery. There are two other Hunley’s available in the BLM GLO records: H. S. Hunley 1883 St. Charles Parish and Henry Hunley 1838 Ouachita Parish. The LSU Library has more information about a submarine built by Hunley in New Orleans around 1861-1862.
The Louisiana Surnames – Louisiana Researchers list needs to be updated. I haven’t updated the page since February and it is now the end of April. Visitors have filled up an entire page since the last update. I am falling behind but will catch up with this task ….most likely after Easter.
Damon Veach’s column Vol. 3 No. 5, April 11, 2011 was also a great read today :). Also of interest were these articles on the same subject: Louisiana State Museum and this article in the Google Newspaper Archive.