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The Madison Journal Archive

  • Tallulah, Louisiana
  • 18892024

About

Little is known about the early history of the Madison Journal, as only scattered issues survive from before 1912. In name at least, it was related to two newspapers published in Richmond and Delta, former seats of Madison Parish, a cotton-producing parish in northeast Louisiana near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Tallulah replaced Delta as the parish seat in 1883. The following year, Delta’s Madison Journal battled with a rival paper, the Madison Times of Tallulah, in a local election, lost its political patronage, and suspended publication. The Journal was revived in its current form in 1888 by Jeff B. Snyder and P. W. Hickey. By 1891, it was being published by William F. Marschalk, a descendant of Andrew Marschalk, the first printer in Mississippi Territory. George Spencer served as editor from 1898 to 1920. The paper eventually came under the ownership of Percy and William L. Rountree, members of a prominent family of north Louisiana newspaper publishers. W. L. Rountree managed the Journal until his death in 1968. It is still in publication as of 2011.

Archive Info

  • 81,556
  • Tallulah, Louisiana
  • 18892024
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Source Information

The Madison Journal, 1889–2024 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 24, 2024

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Obituary for Elizabeth Ramsey

Obituary for Elizabeth Ramsey

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Marriage of Murphy / Bullard

Marriage of Murphy / Bullard

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Tallulah, Louisiana
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Archive Info

  • 81,556
  • Tallulah, Louisiana
  • 18892024

Source Information

The Madison Journal, 1889–2024 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 24, 2024