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…

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…