Emily Hester

James W Hester, Sr – On This Date in 1931

On this date the 21st of April in 1931, Emily’s father-in-law, James W Hester, Sr. was born in Walthall, Webster County, Mississippi. His parents, George Washington Hester, Sr.* and Annie Eva Moutry* had four children: 1- Myrtle Hester – Born on May 26, 1921 in Mississippi and died on July 16, 1997 in Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. Married to…

The Dupree House

The Dupree House, located near the Natchez Trace in Raymond, Mississippi, was occupied by the Holliday family from 1933 to 1966.* Emily’s mother-in-law Peggy Holliday Hester lived here  when she was young. The photo and article shared in this post was located among Peggy’s treasured keepsakes. The Dupree House is currently owned by Charles and Brenda…

Rosa Pearl Raabe – On This Date in 1900

On this date the 16th of April in 1900, our paternal great-grandmother Rosa Pearl Raabe was born to parents Chris Raabe and Ida Mae Carlile in Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States.**** Rosa* was Chris and Ida’s second born child. Her siblings were Stella Raabe Wilson*, Celia Raabe Blackstone*, and John Raabe*. Her marriage license…

Children of Chris and Ida Raabe

Our paternal great-great-grandparents Chris Raabe and Ida Mae Carlile were married around 1899 in Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States. They had 4 children, including our great-great-grandmother Rosa Pearl. They were: 1- Stella Raabe Wilson* – Birth on October 20, 1899 in Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States and death on June 29, 1986 in…

David LaPrarie – On this Date in 1978

On this date the 10th of April in 1978, our maternal first cousin, David Louis LaPrarie, infant son of John and Shirley LaPrarie was laid to rest in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.* And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.…

Ester Fadden Burris – On This Date in 1718

On this date the 6th of April in 1718, Ester Fadden was born in Glouster County, Virginia to parents Jonathan Fadden and Rosetta Burch. Ester married John Burris around 1737 and had 4 children including our 6th paternal great grandfather John C. Burris, Sr. ** John and Ester moved from Virginia in 1771 to Guilford County, North Carolina where…

Ester Terry Burris – On This Date in 1830

On this date the 6th of April 1830, our 6th paternal great grandmother Ester Burris passed away in Highland County, Ohio. She had a non-cemetery burial on family land.* John C. Burris, Sr. and Ester Terry were married and the parents of our 5th paternal great grandfather, Daniel Burris and 8 other children.   *Source: Find A Grave Here is how we…

John Burris

John Burris was born in Gloucester County, Virginia between 1709 and 1714. His parents are unknown and still being researched. John married Ester Fadden around 1737.* They had 4 children including our 6th paternal great grandfather John C. Burris, Sr.** John and Ester moved from Virginia in 1771 to Guilford County, North Carolina where they joined the…