Louisa Marie Turner

  • 1817: She was born, probably in Huntsville, (Madison) Alabama.(1) Her parents were Sugres Turner and Rebecca DeLoney.(2)

  • 29 Jan 1835: She was married to Granville LaForce Cockrill.

  • 11 Dec 1835: Her first child, Sterling Turner Cockrill, was born near Tuscumbia, (Franklin) AL.

  • 01 Dec 1837: Her second child, Sarah Louisa Cockrill, was born near Tuscumbia, (Franklin) AL.

  • 05 Nov 1839: Her third child, Mary Elizabeth Cockrill, was born.

  • 14 Oct 1841: Her fourth child, John LaForce Cockrill, was born.

  • 24 May 1844: Her fifth child, Washington Pike Cockrill, was born near Tuscumbia, (Franklin) AL.

  • 03 Sep 1846: Her last child of this marriage, Granville LaForce Cockrill II, was born.

  • 23 Sep 1846: Her husband, Granville LaForce Cockrill, died near Nashville, (Davidson) TN.

  • 10 Aug 1848: Her youngest son, Granville LaForce Cockrill II, died.

  • 24 Sep 1848: Her oldest son, Sterling Turner Cockrill, died.

  • about 1850: She married A. H. Southall.

  • about 1851: A daughter, Iola Southall, was born. Iola later married and lived in Holly Springs, MS.

  • 29 Sep 1855: Her eldest daughter, Sarah Louisa Cockrill, married A. T. Goodloe "at the residence of A. H. Southall in Allsboro, AL."(3) (Franklin County) A note in Sallie's memory book from "your loving mother" is signed "L. M. Southall."

  • 09 Oct 1859: She appears to have been still living in Alabama.(4)

  • 01 Feb 1860: A. H. Southall bought 296 acres of river bottom land in Crittenden County, Arkansas, from Branton C. Crump and his wife. The deed was conditioned on Crump being allowed to live on the premises until 01 December before turning them over to Southall.(5)

  • 02 Feb 1860: A. H. Southall bought 140 acres in Crittenden County from J. G. Berry and his wife.(6)

  • 05 July 1860: A. H. Southall "of Alabama" bought 149 acres in Crittenden County from James G. Berry and his wife.(7)

  • about 1860: She and her family moved to Arkansas "just before the war."(8)

  • 27 Apr 1861: A. T. Goodloe wrote "Our Dear Mother" from Green Hill, TN, asking her to come to Nashvile where "we shall all be together as soon as possible ... considering the dreadful times." He sent "very much love from us all to Squire, Iola, Dillin &c."(9)

  • 11 May 1861: Louisa wrote Sallie, datelined "Western," that "a gentlemen came from Marion and called to Mr. Southall ..." She referred to Mr. Southall as "your Pa" and spoke of "our new church at Marion."(10)

  • 1862: Southall made four additional land purchases during this year. On 12 March and 29 April he was identified as "of Crittenden County."(11)

  • 15 Oct 1862: While on the road from Mississippi to Alabama, A. T. Goodloe met a man from Crittenden County, Arkansas, who lived near the Southalls. He said Mrs. Southall had "recently died." (12) She was buried in Marion, (Crittenden) AR.(13)


    1. Albert Theodore Goodloe. Confederate Echoes: A Voice From the South in the Days of Secession and of the Southern Confederacy. (Nashville: Smith & Lamar, 1907) p. 312. He noted that Harriet Turner Goodloe, Louisa's sister, was from Huntsville.

    2. Most of the information in this chronology comes from Granville Goodloe's family history files. While his sources are not cited in all extant versions, I have seen from reviewing his files that he worked with a great many original sources. As they appear, they will be added to these notes.

    3. Unidentified newspaper clipping.

    4. Paul Leslie Stuck, M.D. and Goodloe Robertson Stuck. Letters of Albert Theodore Goodloe and Family 1835-1862. (Shreveport: Private Printing. 1961). A. T. Goodloe wrote his wife to say Mr. Southall was to bring her back to Alabama from Tennessee where she had gone to deliver her third child.

    5. W of Spanish Grant or Confirmation in the name of John C. Almonderos (Survey 2932) embracing parts of Sections 28-29-32-33, T7N, R8E. 136 acres. Also SE, S32, T7N, R8E. 160 acres. Consideration: $24,000 owed Southall by Crump. Southall's wife was not mentioned. Deed recorded in Crittenden County Record Book I, p. 632. (Incorrectly indexed as Book H.) Note: These Spanish Grants were said to be kept in the Assessor's Office.

    6. Two parts of Spanish Grant, also SW fractional , S28, T7N, R8E. 140 acres. Consideration: $7,240. Southall's wife was not mentioned. Deed recorded in Crittenden County Record Book I, p. 633. (Incorrectly indexed as Book H.)

    7. The description of the first 45 acres was not noted. Also SW fractional , S28, on the Military Road w. of the 15 Mile Bayou "known as the Bieter (Peder?) place." 104 acres. Consideration: $3,120. Southall's wife was not mentioned. Deed recorded in Crittenden County Record Book J, p. 197.

    8. Goodloe: Echoes, p. 307.

    9. Stuck and Stuck: Letters. . .

    10. Stuck and Stuck: Letters. . . The phrase, "our new church in Marion," raises a question. According to Margaret Elizabeth Woolfolk's A History of Crittenden County, Arkansas (Marion: Published Privately, 1991), the only church in Marion this early was a Methodist church. Founded in 1835 and located on Cypress Drive a short distance north of Jackson Ave., its first building was built before 1861 and was destroyed by a cyclone in 1873. No mention is made of a "new church" in 1861.

    11. Crittenden County Warranty Deeds of 01 Jan 1862 (Book K, pp. 92 and 155), 12 Mar 1862 (Book K, p. 205), and 29 Apr 1862 (Book K, P. 207) were reviewed but not abstracted.

    12. Goodloe: Echoes, p. 307.

    13. Source to be suppled later. I haven't found my notes yet.

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