Origins of the Atlas surname, in reference to its existence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana are unknown, but oral history has traced it to King Atlas, Sr.
The Thompson Sisters (Alice, Jean, and Shirley)
The Thompson Sisters and Their Involvement in NAACP and CORE Between 1959-1960, Alice, Jean, and Shirley Thompson, became members of the Youth Council of the New Orleans branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) . The Thompson Sisters, as they are famously known, soon sought more direct action and in 1960 joined the… Continue reading The Thompson Sisters (Alice, Jean, and Shirley)
Rev. Francis Joseph Atlas, Sr., B. 1905, D. 1999
Rev. Francis Joseph Atlas, Sr. was denied the right to register to vote even though as a land owner he was made to pay poll taxes. His life would be forever changed on September 27, 1960.
Family Trees, Charts, and Rosters
Lineage information for the 9 generations that descend from King Atlas, Sr (1810-1891).
Ways to find out if you’re related, a list of the information we gather, and more.
SOURCE INFORMATION: Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, LA *Mississppi State Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Hinds, MS *Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957, FamilySearch Microfilm at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Archives section of the website of the Shelby County Registrar of Deeds, Shelby County, TN
Land and Deed Records
King Atlas, Sr. Line Conveyance Record – Andrew Atlas to DC Jenkins Bill of Sale on November 11, 1878 Transaction on July 2, 1878 Book P, Page 763, East Carroll Parish, LA Clerk of Court “One bay mare, one sorrel mare and one bay calf, unknown price.” Conveyance Record – John Atlas to TR Thrall… Continue reading Land and Deed Records
Below is a list of death certificates we have gathered over the years. All columns of the table are sortable. Deaths that have taken place at least 40 years ago have a link available to access actual death certificates while others do not have links. For information on deaths that have taken place more than 40… Continue reading Death Certificates
Find A Grave Virtual Cemetery A compilation of burials of family members from across the United States Burial Records Records documenting the interments of the deceased. All columns are sortable. SOURCE INFORMATION: FindAGrave.Com, Cemetery Visits, and the Zion Cemetery Project(Memphis, TN)
Obituaries and Funeral Programs
SOURCE INFORMATION: Obituaries obtained through Google News Archive, Pine Bluff Commercial (via Pine Bluff Jefferson County AR Library), Los Angeles Sentinel via ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers, Atlas family members, Legacy.Com, and the following on Ancestry.Com:Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, and Death Announcements, 1851-2003, Obituary Collection, Obituaries Collection at GenealogyBank.Com