John Robertson Breland and Luraney Rodgers

John Robertson BRELAND was born 6 Jan 1794 in Beaufort SC to Abraham Breelo BRELAND (of Pitt Co. NC) and Mary ROBERTSON. He died 14 May 1875 in LA and is buried at the Bogue Faliah Baptist Church in LA. Military record: Louisiana Drafted Militia, Captain Goff’s Company, Battle of New Orleans in War of […]

Simmons-Lang History on the Simmons

“William Simmons, thought to be William Seldon Simmons, although we have found no records to verify it, had at least two sons. Robert ‘Reuben’ Simmons and ‘Jim’ Simmons and probably several (maybe three) daughters. “William apparently died before Robert ‘Reuben’ and his wife, Frances Smith Simmons, came to the Mississippi Territory via Alabama from North […]

Murdock Middleton “Steve” Simmons and Louisa Clarinda Thigpen

Murdock Middleton SIMMONS and Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN Murdock Middleton “Steve” SIMMONS was born 4 Oct 1863 in Mississippi, 5th son and 6th of 7 children of Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS and Frances (Smith) SIMMONS. Robert married Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN. Louisa was born 7 Sept 1857 to James THIGPEN and Mary ELizabeth (Kennedy) THIGPEN. Granddaughter Ethel Lorena […]

Lucius Theodore Simmons and Annie Knight

Lucius Theodore SIMMONS and Annie KNIGHT Lucius (also given as Lucious) Theodore SIMMONS was born 29 Dec 1883 in Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA to Murdock Middleton SIMMONS and Louisa Clarinda (Thigpen) SIMMONS. He was the the 1st son and 2nd child of 9 born to Middleton and Louisa. Lucius married Annie KNIGHT, b. 22 Feb […]

James Leon Hennesy and Lucy Virginia Myles

James Leon HENNESY AND (1) Lucy Virginia MYLES, (2) Lucinda POUNDS, (3) Della NOBLES James Leon HENNESY was born 4 May 1873 at Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA, the 2nd son and 4th child of 9 born to James HENNESY (of GA) and Nancy Caroline WELCH (of Washington Parish). In 1898, at the age of about […]

John William Edward Myles and Sarena Dillon

John William Edward MYLES was born 17 March 1844 to Isaac Abner MYLES and Samantha Bickham Clower MYLES. John was married 7 Sept 1865, at 21, to Sarena (Serena) “Rene” A. MILLER, b. 1846 MS. She was the daughter of Thomas MILLER and Maritty (Maritta) DILLON.. John and Sarena had the following children: Newton R. […]

Marion Thomas “Isaac” Knight and Frances “Fannie” Breland

Marion (Marian) Isaac KNIGHT was born 25 Aug 1866 to William KNIGHT and Martha (Mary E.) NOBLE/NOBLES. He died 25 Dec. 1947. Marion married Frances A. “Fannie” BRELAND, daughter of Elijah BRELAND and Mariah BROWN. She was born 9 May 1871 (given as from Pine, LA) and died 24 Sept. 1907. Fannie is buried at […]

Isaac Hennesy and Judith Ann Gill

Isaac HENNESY is given as having been born 1803 in GA. to David HENNESY. Isaac married, 5 June 1820, Marion Co. MS, Judith Ann GILL b. 1800. Isaac and Judith had 5 children: Mary b. 1827 Marion Co. MS married John POUNDS. A known child is George Washington POUNDS b. 17 Nov. 1848, died 10 […]

High School Valentine’s Dance, Jack and Jean Kearns

Circa 1947-1948. Jack Kearns and Jean at a high school Valentine’s Dance in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Early 1970s Hennesy Reunion

From left to right, James “Jim” Simmons b. 1923, Fannie Lee “Cooter” Simmons Foil b. 1920, Ezra “Jodi” Simmons b. 1913, an Ethel Lorena Simmons b. 1906, all children of Lucius Theodore Simmons and Annie Clarinda Knight Simmons. The other three children, Estus, Desera and Lloyd were deceased prior this reunion which I believe took […]

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