To My Mothers

Mother’s Flower Garden

Nelda Grace

Lady Seafarer

To My Mothers

For Grandparent’s Day and because the change of the seasons always make me think of my mother and granny. They made sure we paid attention…. https://grannysfrontporch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Like-Ghosts-Moving-Across-the-Water.mp4 “To My Mothers” I…

Mother’s Flower Garden

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a collection of photos and a poem written by my granny about my Great Grandma Wright’s lovely yard. Thanks to my…

Nelda Grace

She glides through the home making sure all is in order; The pantry is stocked, the bills are paid and in the recorder. She prepares her meals several hours ahead;…

Lady Seafarer

In honor of my mother’s birthday, November 15th, I am sharing one of my poems inspired by her. Lady Seafarer There was a lady who loved the sea She longed…

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…