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…

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,…

John C. Burris, Sr. – On This Date in 1739

On this date the 24th of April in 1739, John C. Burris, Sr. was born in North Carolina to parents John Burris and Ester Fadden. John Burris married Ester Terry in were the parents of our 5th paternal great grandfather, Daniel Burris and 8 other children. Interesting Tidbits:* At various times John and Esther were members of New…

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…