G. D. Barrios,   La Fourche Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller

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G. D. Barrios

    G. D. Barrios, merchant, Lockport, was born in La Fourche parish,
La., in 1842, and received an ordinary education there.  He espoused the
cause of the confederacy and enlisted in the army under Gen. Smith, in
1862, just as a private.  He was in the battle of Marksville, La., was in
several engagements on Red river and also participated in the battles of
Mansfield and Pleasant Hill.  After leaving the army he began as a
laborer on a plantation, but subsequently began clerking in a mercantile
establishment.  In 1882 he purchased the store he now owns, carries a
stock of general merchandise valued at about $15,000, and by his
honorable, upright dealings has established a good trade.  He also owns
about thirty-five acres of land adjoining the town of Lockport, and
several town lots.  He selected as his companion in life Miss Emelie
Bergron, of Louisiana, and their nuptials were celebrated in 1865.  This
union has resulted in the birth of seven living children -- two sons and
five daughters.  Mr. Barrios' father, Joseph Barrios, was born in
Louisiana in 1812, and his mother, Olymp (Guidery) Barrios was also a
native of that state her birth occurring September 12, 1838.  The father
followed planting in his native state all his life.  Of the eleven
children born to this marriage six are now living--four sons and two
daughters-and of this family G. D. Barrios was the second child and the
oldest one now living.  During the war he traveled quite extensively,
going over Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.  He is very public-spirited,
and has always practiced those principles of fairness and honesty which
are bound to command the respect and admiration of all right-minded
people.
    
 From Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, volume 2, pp.
262-263.   
Submitted by Mike Miller

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