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William Newton Creed

  • Born: 31 Oct 1851, Lincoln Parish, LA
  • Christened:
  • Marriage: Beatrice Kelley in 1869
  • Died: 23 Oct 1925 at age 73
  • Buried: Dry Prong Cemetery, Grant Parish, LA

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

census, 1860, Jackson Parish, LA. Name: William N Creed
Age in 1860: 8
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1860: Jackson, Jackson, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Douglas

census, 1880, 4th Ward, Lincoln, LA. Name: Newton Creed
Home in 1880: 4th Ward, Lincoln, Louisiana
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Beatrise
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household members:
Newton Creed 28
Beatrice Creed 28
Minnie Creed 9
Belle Creed 7
George Creed 5
Authur Creed 3
Abdel Creed 1

census, 1900, Pollock, Grant Parish, LA. Name: W N Creed
Home in 1900: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Beatrice
Race: White
Occupation: Merchant
Household members:
W N Creed 48
Beatrice Creed 48
Lonnie Creed 16
Claris Creed 12
Clarra Creed 12

census, 1910, Ward 3, Grant, LA. Name: W N Creed
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse's name: Beatrice
Home in 1910: Police Jury Ward 3, Grant, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Retail Merchant/Dept Store
Household members:
W N Creed 58
Beatrice Creed 58
Alonzo Creed 27
Claude Creed 22

SSN Death Record, 1925. Name: William N. Creed
Death Date: 23 Oct 1925
Estimated birth year: 1852
Age: 73 years
Parish: Grant
Certificate Number: 12984
Volume: 31
Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indeces 1900-1929

Notes. WILLIAM NEWTON CREED, Lincoln, Grant and Union Parishes, Louisiana
Submitted to USGENWEB by: Kay Thompson-Brown
Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville, 1890

Submitted to the LAGenWeb Archives
Copyright. All rights reserved.


William Newton Creed, planter, Colfax, La. Mr. Creed is eminently a self made man, and what he has won in the way of this world's goods is wholly due to his enterprise, thrift and honesty. He is a native of this State, born in Lincoln Parish on October 31, 1851, and his parents, William H. and Sarah Ann (Kelly) Creed, are natives of Alabama. The parents moved to Lincoln parish, La., at an early day, thence to Jackson parish, and there the mother's death occurred in 1856. In 1868 the father married Mrs. Mauray, of Lincoln Parish, and in 1882 they moved to Grant parish, where the father died when fifty six years of age. He had followed farming all his life, and although he lost the major part of his property during the Civil War, he went to work with renewed vigor afterward, and was soon doing remarkably well, being quite wealthy at the time of his death. He kept store in Lincoln Parish for some years in connection with his farming interest, and was a man of great business acumen. Of the five children born to the first union, three are now living, and our subject is the eldest in order of birth: John L. (Is a resident of Navarro County, Tex.), and Sarah Ann (is the wife of John Bronson, of Lincoln Parish, La.).

William N. Creed spent his school boy days in Lincoln Parish, and when
eighteen years of age he started out to make fame and fortune for himself as
an agriculturist. He remained in Lincoln Parish until 1880, and then came to
Grant Parish, locating in the wood ten miles west of Colfax, where he has 320
acres of land, with sixty acres under cultivation. He served three years as
police jury, and filled that position with credit to himself and the people.
In 1882 he commenced the milling business, conducting a gin, grist and saw
mill for some time, and also engaged in merchandising. The latter business he
has carried on for five years, and carries a $2000 stock of general
merchandise. When he started out for himself he had but 50 cents, and was in
debt $10. By industry and good business ability he has surmounted every
difficultly, and is at the present time very comfortably fixed indeed.

In 1869 he was married to Miss Beatrice Kelley, a native of Union Parish, La.,
and to the assistance of this pleasant companion Mr. Creed attributes a great
deal of his success. Tho this marriage eight interesting children have been
born: Minnie Lee (wife of Richard Newton, resides near her father), Mabel
(resides near home and is the wife of Burrill Mundy), George L. (At home,
William A., A. B., Henry M. and Clarice and Clara (twins). Mr. and Mrs. Creed
are members of the Baptist Church, and in politics he is a stanch Democrat.

Reference: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/grant/bios/creedwn.txt


William married Beatrice Kelley, daughter of Matthew Kelley and Sarah Honeycutt, in 1869. (Beatrice Kelley was born in Sep 1851 in LA, died on 30 Apr 1934 and was buried in Dry Prong Cemetery, Grant Parish, LA.)

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