Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

“Bill” John Alvis LaPrarie – On this day in 1953

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

John and Chris Raabe**** On this date the 15th of February in 1862 our paternal great grandfather Chris Raabe was born in Germany. (I’m still researching his parents but his…

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

On this date the 14th of February in 2001, our paternal grandmother, Mae Adams  passed away in Ferriday, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. She was laid to rest next to her husband Floyd in Heard…

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

Shirley and Bobby Adams On this date the 10th of February in 1994 our Uncle Bob passed away.* I have fond memories with my dad, Floyd Dee Adams, visiting his…

“Donia” Laprarie DeLoach – On This Date in 1972

On this date the 23rd of May in 1972, our maternal great grandmother Donia passed away in in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, Louisiana. She married John Louis M. Laprarie about 1899 and had our grandfather John Alvis LaPrarie and 5 other children. About 3 years after her husband John’s death she married Odious Deloach on May 16, 1921.** She was laid to…

Christ Raabe – On This Date in 1948

On this date the 19th of May in 1948, our paternal great-great-grandfather Christ Raabe died in Oklahoma. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA, Plot: Section C, Row 5* Chris Raabe immigrated from Germany in 1884** (his parents are still being researched). He settled in Oklahoma and married Ida Mae Carlile. They had 4 children including our great…

Dee and Dick Bass – On This Date in 1998

On this date the 16th of May in 1998, our maternal grandmother, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie  married Carey S. Bass  at Pisgah Baptist Church in Manifest, Louisiana. Papa Dick, as we called him, was our Granny’s beau when they were younger. They rekindled their romance in their late eighties.  

George Washington Wright – On This Date in 1853

On this date the 2nd of May in 1853 our maternal great-great-grandfather George Washington Wright was born in Jackson Parish, Louisiana to parents Lankford Wright and Louise Eliza Brown. George Washington Wright married Martha Fannie Eubanks and had 7 children* which included our great grandfather John E. Wright.   *Source: Descendants of William Wright   Here is how we are related: Our parents –Nelda…

Children of John C. and Ester Fadden Burris

John Burris and Ester Fadden married around 1737 and had 4 children including our 6th paternal great grandfather John C. Burris, Sr. 1- William Burris – Birth in 1737 in North Carolina. Date of death and marriage information is unknown.* 2- John C. Burris, Sr* – Birth on April 24, 1739 in North Carolina and death on…

Children of John C. and Ester T. Burris

Our 6th paternal great grandparents, John C. Burris, Sr. and Ester Terry were married around 1755 in North Carolina. They had 9 children, including our 5th great grandfather, Daniel Burris. They were: 1- Rebecca Burris Sumner *  – Birth on June 1, 1760 in Westfield, Surry-Stokes, North Carolina and death on June 9, 1829 in Paint Township, Highland,…