Emily Hester

Floyd and Mae Adams – On This Date in 1947

On this date the 13th of July in 1947, our paternal grandparents Floyd Brazier Adams and Ida Mae Burris filed for their marriage license* in Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma. They had seven children together which included our dad Floyd Dee. *Source: On Demand Court Records

Floyd Dee Adams – On This Date in 2015

On this date the 9th of July in 2015, our father, Floyd Dee Adams passed away from septic shock. He was laid to rest next to our mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams, at Heard Cemetery in Manifest, Louisiana. Click here for obituary details.  

James and Elvira White – On This Date in 1847

On this date the 1st of July in 1847, our maternal great-great-great grandparents James Keitha White and Elvira C. Freeman were married in Louisiana.*  They had six children including our great-great grandfather Jonathan White.** *Source:  Our Family History **Source:  1880 US.Federal Census

John and Shirley LaPrarie – On This Date in 1966

On this date the 28th of May in 1966 our Mom’s brother John Louis LaPrarie married Shirley Ann Smith, daughter of Howard Smith and Ola Clark of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Rev. N.H. Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church in Escatawpa, Jackson County, Mississippi. Happy 50th Anniversary Uncle John and Aunt Shirley!!!  …

“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,…