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THE TIMES, JANUARY 30, 2019 PAGE 4 - Wadesboro was located nearby. Docu- ments from 1866 indicate the mill was located at the river near the corner of Mill and Pam streets at the northern edge of Wadesboro. Although the waters of the Ponchatoula River were not usually swift, water flow could be constricted into a channel to power a water wheel which turned a shaft con— nected to mill stones to grind grain. Running per- pendicular to the river was Main Street. All the other streets in Wades- boro which formed a grid setting off the town blocks were named for Wade family members including Mary, Emma, Elizabeth, and Catherine streets running parallel to the river as did the previ- ously mentioned Water and Mill streets. Running perpendicular to the river were Pam, Ida, Hester, and Joseph streets, and the previously mentioned Main Street. The exact date that Richard Wade laid out his new town is not known, but the first year that sales were made of his land that was labeled Wadesborough in the court records was 1846. Among the buyers of town lots in the 1840’s were William Wells and Chris- tian Grenes who operated schooners from Wades- boro, with Grenes also be- ing a store owner in the new town. Other buyers FROM PAGE ONE during this period included Samuel Richardson, Mat- ilda Green, George Dingle, and Donald McDonell of New Orleans who had also purchased a large tract of land from Wade in 1837. The town of Wadesboro continued to grow in the 1850’s with additional purchasers including: Pat- rick Murray, Benjamin and Mary Lockhart, Levi and Ann Arnold, Henry T. Neal, Aaron Cox, Hugh Caldwell, and Henry Ar- nold. When Mr. E. M. Da- vidson arrived in Wades- boro in September 1850 to conduct the census he enumerated the area resi- dents including: “lumber getter” William Wells, farmer William Durbin, carpenter Charles Mey- ers, merchant Christian Grenes, teamster Levi Arnold, woodchopper Eli— jah Bennett, blacksmith Hiram S. Mix, lumberman Henry Arnold, merchant Donald McDonell, mariner Samuel Richardson, sailor Patrick Murray, laborer Martin Coates, Moses Vinyard, and car- penter B. B. Lockhart, Listed among the resi- dents of Wadesboro were farmer the town’s founders Rich- ard Wade, now in 1850, sixty years old and his wife Mary Ann who was sixty-three. No occupation was listed for the Wades as perhaps he was then retired or for some reason unable to work. The death Pro-Team Chemicals l«‘1\Polaris Y0urp00l.0urrepuiafl0n. dates and the circum- stances of the deaths of this couple are not known to this writer. Mary Ann Wade sold lots in Wades— boro in March 1854 and again in September 1854 her husband’s name does not appear in the transfers he may have been deceased by March but as 1854. Mary Ann’s name has not been found in any records past 1854, and as she was about 67 in 1854, she passed away shortly thereafter. The probate records for the Wades, if they ever existed, would have been may have destroyed when the Liv- ingston Parish courthouse burned a number of years later. Only open probate files concerning property in present day Tangipahoa Parish were transferred to Amite in 1869 when this parish was formed from eastern Livingston parish and three other adjacent parishes. Maritime commerce with schooners and barg- es carrying forest prod- ucts from Wadesboro to New Orleans peaked in the 1850’s. The principal reason for the decline of at Wadesboro was the construction of business the nearby New Orleans, Jackson and Great North- ern Railroad with a depot at the new town of Pon- chatoula. James B. Clarke purchased the one square mile that became Pon- chatoula and began selling lots in the new community in 1854. Within a short time » Cart ‘nS - We Lease, Rent, or Sell Carts - We Carry New & Used Carts - We Can Repair and Customize All Brands of Golf Carts - Pool Cleaning Service is Available ' We Sell Above-ground‘Pools (Special Pricing) I We Change Pool Liners - We Carry Regal & Pro-Team Chemicals many of the families list- ed as residents of Wades- 1850 became Ponchatoula residents by 1860. Wadesboro mer- chant Christian Grenes boro in established a store facing the new railroad tracks where the Roux and Brew restaurant is now locat- ed in 1855 and sold his warehouse and associated properties in Wadesboro in 1857. Former Wades— Ar- nold established a store boro resident Levi and tavern on the corner lot where the Jani King Building is currently lo- cated and Arnold operated at that location for many years. TO BE CONTINUED Next: War Comes to Wadesboro LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF PONCHATOULA NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE Notice‘is hereby given that the following ordinance was introduced at a meeting of the Ponchatoula City Council on January 14, 2019: AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING SMOKING IN WORKPLACES AND PUB- LIC PLACES IN THE CITY OF PONCHATOULAAND PROVIDING FOR RELATED MATTERS The City Council will meet on February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm. at Ponchatoula City Hall, 125 W. Hickory St, at which time a public hearing will be held on the adoption of the ordinance. Anyone with comments may appear before the council at this time. Proposed ordinances may be reviewed at City Hall. Published: January 31, 2019 s/Jeffrey Douglas, City Clerk LEGAL NOTICE N O T I C E THE SOUTH TANGIPAHOA PARISH PORT COMMISSION WILL HOLD A REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2018 at 12: 00 (NOON) AT PONCHATOULA CITY HALL 125 WEST HICKORY STREET, PONCHATOULA, LA Handyman Services Service With A Smile! John A. 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