John Edward Welch and Betsey Moore, died in Washington Parish, Lousiana

John Edward Welch and Betsey E. Moore were the parents of James Daniel Welch (direct line of my husband on the Hennesy side). James Daniel Welch was father of Nancy Caroline Welch, father of James Leon Hennesy, father of Esmond Edward Hennesy. A family genealogical question sheet that, in the early 1980s, I requested Ethel […]

Woman with Child on Swing

Washington Parish, Louisiana. A woman hides her face from the camera. A child swings in the background. One can see beyond a shed of some sort and before it perhaps a metal tub. In the background there is either a lake or a farmed field. (Hennesy line.)

Lucius Simmons and Annie Knight Wedding Photo

Lucius Simmons (29 Dec 1883 – 9 Sep 1963) and Annie Knight Simmons (22 Feb 1888 – 1 Sept 1961), wedding photo, November 17 1904 I am guessing the man beside Lucius may be his brother Dewitt. They were said to have been married at the home of Annie’s parents, Marion Thomas “Isaac” Knight and […]

Masonic Pine Lodge #264, 1900

Some years ago I was sent an old and poor xerox of this above image. I found a photo of the original image here, which was far better, but found distracting the flash popping off in the middle of it. I removed the hot spot but, as you can see, I decided not to take […]

Cabin of George and Martha (Johnson) Knight

George Knight (1831-1904) was a sibling of William Knight, the Knight line on this website, both being children of Charles “Charley” Knight and Susannah Williams who were married 1833 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. George Knight married Martha A. Johnson, of Pike County, Missouri, Jan 21, 1858, and perhaps in preparation for this marriage he built […]

Photo of Fannie Frances Lang Smith and Seldon Albert Lang

“This is a photo of my dad, Seldon and his sister, Fannie L. Smith. Aunt Fannie and Daddy were the only ones still living when this photo was taken. Aunt Fannie lived into her 90’s and died just a year or so before Daddy. He was the baby and the last to die.” Courtesy of […]

William Perry Lang and Sarah Phelps Family

William Perry is seated holding his daughter Jessie (b. 1897), wife Sarah on the right. Standing behind are Oscar (b. 1883) and Eula Belle. Not shown are the three oldest children, Albert Winston Lang b. 1869 who married Narcissus Lang, Charles F. Lang b. 1874 who married Rosa Lang (first cousin), William L. Lang b. […]

Obituary of Estus Pete Simmons

Estus D. “Pete” Simmons died March 14 1960 at Sheridan, Washintgon, Louisiana. Estus D. Simmons Dies at Sheridan Estus D. Simmons of Sheridan died at 6:30 this morning at the family residence in Sheridan. He was 52. The funeral party will leave the residence at 4 p.m. tomorrow for the Simmons Cemetery, where graveside rites […]

Fannie Lang (b. 1875)

Fannie Lang, daughter of James Jefferson Lang and Mary Ann Simmons Lang. James Jefferson Lang was the uncle of Albert W. Lang. James Jefferson’s wife, Mary Ann, was Narcissus Lang’s niece. Photo courtesy of Bob Ann Breland.

Marion Isaac Hennesy – letter 1944

Here is the text of a letter written by Marion to his nephew, Esmond Edward HENNESY, 28 March, 1944: Houston 11 Texas, March 28th, 1944 Mr. E. E. Hennesy and Family:- Dear Folks:- Please pardon me for not writing sooner, we were very glad indeed to hear from you, for we often think of you. […]

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