Moses and St. John Richardson Liddell family papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870).
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St. John Richardson Liddell, a prominent planter of Llanada Plantation, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana served as brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He commanded a division of the Army of Tennessee at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 1863, assumed command of the District of Southwest Mississippi and East Louisiana August 2, 1864, and later commanded the defense of Fort Blakely, Ala. in 1865. He resumed his plantation work at Llanada at the end of the war. ...
John Hampden Randolph was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in 1819. There he practiced law and began working as a cotton planter. In 1823, he was appointed as a circuit court judge in Mississippi. Randolph married Emily Jane Liddell, daughter of Moses Liddell, in 1837. In 1841, the Randolphs moved to Iberville Parish, Louisiana, where John Randolph owned and operated sugar plantations Forest Home, Nottoway, Blythewood, and Bayou Goula. He began sugar p...
Moses Liddell, born 1785, was a prominent planter of Elmsley Plantation, Woodville, Mississippi. In the mid 1840's he sold Elmsley and relocated nearer to his son, St. John Richardson Liddell of Llanada Plantation, Catahoula Parish, La. St. John, also a prominent planter, served as brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He resumed his plantation work at Llanada at the end of the war, and was fatally shot by Charles Jones on Feb. 14, 1870 after a long standing feud. ...