John W. Babers is another honest, progressive and successful agriculturist, and although his plantation comprised only 366 acres, he has 220 acres under cultivation, the yield from which, owing to its admirable management, is much larger than on many more extensive tracts. It was purchased in 1888, and is situated on the right bank of the Cane River, and is a piece of land of which any one might well be proud to possess.

Mr. Babers was born near Meridian, Miss., October 31, 1853, to A. J. and Elizabeth (Stokes) Babers,  born in Winn Parish, La., and Mississippi, being sixty five and fifty eight years of age, respectively.

John W. Babers is the eldest in a family of eleven children, nine of whom are living, and his youthful days, in addition to being spent in the common schools, were given to farm work. He came with his parents to Louisiana in 1865, and settled in Bienville Parish, but removed to Winn Parish in 1873, but has been a resident of his present farm since the fall of 1889, on which he expects to make his future home. His marriage to Miss M. E. Watson took place in 1876, she being a native of Claiborne Parish, La., born in 1858.

To their union seven children have been born: William A., Lula, Lee A.,Nettie, Pearl, Ella Jack and Mary M. Mr. Babers and his wife are earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in his political views he is a democrat, and socially belongs to Montgomery Lodge No. 168 of the A. F. & A. M.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of North Western Louisiana
Southern Publishing Co. 1890 Chapter VI page 321.

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