Emily Hester

James Keith White – On This Date in 1859

On this date the 11th of November in 1859, our maternal great-great-great grandfather James Keitha White passed away in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.* James Keith White was born in 1820 or 1821 to parents Reuben White and Mary Ann (Canty) Courtney in Louisiana. James married Elvira Freeman in Louisiana on July 1, 1847.* They were the parents…

Russell Lee – Happy Birthday!

On this day the 25th of October our Dad’s brother Russell Lee was born to parents Floyd Brazier Adams and Ida Mae Burris. Fun Tidbits: Uncle Russ would have to be one of the most interesting people you could ever meet.   Happy Birthday Uncle Russ!

Children of William and Grace Pierce

William Franklin Pierce was married to Gracie Bozone on October 24, 1881 and had our maternal great Grandma Wright and 7 other children: 1- Gracie Pierce, b. 1877 d. 1987 Alexandria< Louisiana 2- Seibert Pierce 3- Daisy Pierce 4- Elswood Pierce 5- Elisha Pierce 6- Viola Pierce 7- Yvonne Pierce 8- Howard Pierce *Source: Descendants of…

William Franklin Pierce and Gracie S. Bozone – On This Date in 1881

On this date the 24th of October in 1881, our maternal great great grandparents William Franklin Pierce and Gracie Bozone Pierce were married in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. (^) stands for a generation. Nelda Grace Laprarie married to Floyd Dee Adams ^Lucy Dee Wright married to John Alvis LaPrarie ^^Gracie Claudia Pierce married to John Estel…

Wilson Kelley

Our paternal 5th great grandfather Wilson Kelley was born in Concharte, Creek Nation, Indian Territory to father Hulley Kelley and mother unknown. Wilson was father to our great-great-great-great grandmother Silvia. I only found record of one marriage to a Mary Vann (not Silvia’s mom). Wilson and Mary had a child named Lonnie Kelley (Unknown-1901). Child of…

Jane Deborah Garner – On This Date in 1851

On this date the 10th of August in 1851, our paternal great-great grandmother, Jane Deborah Garner was born in Indiana to parents Francis Owen Garner and Elizabeth Walker. She was married to William Henry Burris  and had 10 children.* Here is how we are related: Our parents – Floyd Dee Adams was married to Nelda Grace Laprarie Floyd Dee’s parents – ^Ida…

Marvin G. Wright – On This Date in 2007

On this date, the 16th of July, in 2007, our maternal Great-Uncle Marvin passed away. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Brantley. Obituary*: Marvin George Wright Marvin George Wright, 93, of Crossett AR died Monday, July 16, 2007. Born August 7, 1913, in Manifest, LA, to John Estle and Gracie Claudia Pierce Wright, he was a…

Children of Floyd and Mae Adams

Our paternal grandparents, Floyd Brazier Adams and Ida Mae Burris were married and had our dad Floyd Dee and six other children: (Click on each name for more information.) 1- Sharron Kay Spivey 2- Billy Joe Adams 3- Brenda Mae Freeman 4- Floyd Dee Adams 5- Russell Lee Adams 6- Lyle Eugene Adams 7- Linda Lee…