“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gilliam in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Reuben Thom Douglas Home

All's Well Farm

— Historic Site 1910 —

Reuben Thom Douglas Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. Reuben Thom Douglas Home Marker
Inscription.  The home was built circa 1910 by Reuben Douglas and his wife, Lucy Parsons, after the Gilliam 1908 storm destroyed their first home. Reuben, one of the early landowners in the area, purchased 800 acres in 1900, which he named All's Well Farm. Reuben operated a store and a cotton gin in Gilliam. He was one of the early members of the Caddo Levee Board, a state representative, and a leader in the Gilliam Methodist Church. Reuben and Lucy married in 1902 and had four children Mary Chapman, James Jackson, Ellen, and Dorothy. The home remained in the family until 1993.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 32° 49.708′ N, 93° 50.604′ W. Marker is in Gilliam, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Adger Road east of Piarce Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12855 Adger Rd, Gilliam LA 71029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilliam United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilliam Louisiana (about 600 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); Caddo Prairie Crossroads (about 700 feet away); Town of Gilliam (about 700 feet away); TS&N/T&P Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linda Lay Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Justice Chapel Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lynn Plantation (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilliam.
Additional commentary.
1. Current owner.
Andrew and Sarah Daigle are the current owners of the Douglas house.
    — Submitted September 12, 2022, by Andrew Daigle of Gilliam, Louisiana.
Reuben Thom Douglas House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
2. Reuben Thom Douglas House
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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