Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

Bill and Dee LaPrarie – On This Date in 1937

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

Nelda, Dee, Krista, Emily and Jennifer. This photo captures our personalities! On this date the 18th of January in 2005, our Granny, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass “went home to…

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

On this date the 30th of January in 2004, our maternal great-aunt Ruth (our Granny Dee’s sister) passed away at the age of 101. Ruth Wright McMillin  was buried next to her…

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

Nelda and James LaPrarie On this day the 1st of February, James Alvis was born to parents Lucy Dee Wright and John Alvis LaPrarie in Jonesville, Louisiana. Our mom, Nelda, thought James was…

Zachariah Brown – On This Date in 1802

On this date May 26th, in 1802, our maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Zachariah Brown was born in South Carolina, United States to father James Brown, Sr. and mother Hannah Smith.* Here is how we are related: Our parents –Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams Nelda G.’s parents – ^Lucy Dee Wright was married to John Alvis LaPrarie Lucy D.’s parents…

On Having Enough

When I hear the saying “Mama’s cleaning house” it reminds me of what my mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams, used to say when she’d had enough: “No more Mr. Nice Mom!”

Jean T. Deville – On This Date in 1787

On this date the 15th of February in 1787, Jean T. Deville* was born in New Orleans, Louisiana Felicity Jannot was married to Jean T. Deville and parents to # of children including our maternal great-great-great grandfather Valentine Deville.   find a grave:* Birth: Feb. 15, 1785 Death: unknown Jean T. DEVILLE •Sex: M •Birth: 15 FEB 1787 in New…

John T. DeVille – On This Date in 1785

On this day the 15th of February in 1785 our maternal great-great-great-great grandfather, John T. Deville was born Rapides Post, Louisiana to parents Miguel “Michel” DeVille and Marguerite Katzenberger.* According numerous records, John’s name was spelled as John Tee (Gentille) Deville, Johnter Deville, Jean T. Deville, and Juan Deville.** John’s christening was February 27, 1787 in…