Malisa Jane Sweeney


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1. William Jackson Murry

2. William Henry Creed

Malisa Jane Sweeney

  • Born: 25 Jun 1829, GA
  • Marriage (1): William Jackson Murry 1851 about in Lincoln Parish, LA
  • Marriage (2): William Henry Creed on 11 Aug 1857 in Union County, AR
  • Died: 10 Sep 1883 at age 54
  • Buried: Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Williana, Grant Parish , LA

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900, 11 Aug 1857, Union County, AR. Name: WILLIAM H. CREED
Marriage Date: 11 Aug 1857
County: Union
State: AR

census, 1860, Jackson, Jackson Parish, LA. Name: Malissa J Creed
Age in 1860: 32
Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1860: Jackson, Jackson, Louisiana
Gender: Female
Post Office: Douglas
Occupation: Domestive

census, 1870, Union Parish, LA. Name: Malissa J Creed
Estimated birth year: abt 1830
Age in 1870: 40
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Ward 5, Union, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Downsville

census, 1880, Lincoln Parish, LA. Name: Malisa Creed
Home in 1880: 4th Ward, Lincoln, Louisiana
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse's name: Henry
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

Notes: Bio for William Newton Creed: LA. [William Newton Creed was Malisa Jane Sweeney's stepson]

WILLIAM NEWTON CREED 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 [error; should be 1857] the father married Mrs. Mauray [Malisa Jane Sweeney], 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.


Malisa married William Jackson Murry, son of John Murry and Tabitha [Unknown], 1851 about in Lincoln Parish, LA. (William Jackson Murry was born in 1830 in GA.)


Malisa next married William Henry Creed, son of Jacob Luther Creed and Unknown, on 11 Aug 1857 in Union County, AR. (William Henry Creed was born on 26 Jun 1826 in AL, died on 26 Jul 1882 and was buried in Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Williana, Grant Parish , LA.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Union County, AR Marriages, 1857, Union County, AR. UNION COUNTY, ARKANSAS Marriage Listings - N -By Bride

Bride Groom
Last First Last First Year Book Page
Murry M I Creed William H 1857 B 182B

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