Esmond Edward Hennesy Memorial Window

Esmond Edward HENNESY memorial window, First Assembly of God Church in Natchez, Mississippi. Ethel Simmons Hennesy stands third from the right, surrounded by family.

The Move to Mobile

The move to Mobile by Jean Kearns, 1991 We lived in Camden until 1942 when we moved to Citronelle, Alabama, when I was in the fifth grade. It was a traumatic move for all of us. Daddy had been transferred to Mobile, 30 miles away, but because of the war and the thousands who had […]

Camden, Arkansas

Camden, Arkansas by Jean Kearns, 1991 My father was a Paper Mill Man. From the time he became old enough to pursue a career, he worked for paper companies. Both Daddy and Uncle Jewel began working at the paper mill in Bogalusa as young men, and Uncle Jewel worked there until he retired. But Daddy […]

Memories of the Hennesy and Simmons grandparents and relations and of their situation in Louisiana

Memories of the Hennesy and Simmons grandparents and relations and of their situation in Louisiana by Jean Hennesy Kearns, 1991 I don’t remember when Grandpa Hennesy died, but I can remember being held in his lap as he sat in a large chair in his living room in Bogalusa, Louisiana. His name was James Leon […]

Old store of John B. Simmons

“This is the old store of John B. Simmons in the Union community near Magnolia. It is no longer there. Uncle John was considered to be the rich uncle and had a beautiful home near the store. The house burned after Uncle John and Aunt Lou died, I believe.” Bob Ann Breland “John B. Simmons, […]

Photo of Albert Winston Lang and Narcissus Simmons Lang

A multiple generations xerox. Image courtesy of Bob Ann Breland. Albert Winston Lang b. 1869 Oct 20, died 1959 Feb 17 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Abt 1888 he married Narcissus “Narcis” “Dink” Simmons, b. 1870 Jan 5, Mississippi, died 1944 Sept 25 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. This appears as if it could be a wedding […]

Photo Annie Brown Lang Phelps and children

Bob Ann Breland writes: This is a photo of a photo…It is Annie Brown Lang Phelps with four of her five Lang sons. (She was married to James Lang and when he died, she married Marshall Phelps, who was the father of Albert Winston Lang’s mother, Sarah, who was married to William Perry Lang. It’s […]

James Marshall Simmons Photo

James Marshall SIMMONS, b. 1873 Sep 6 b. Magnolia, Pike, Mississippi, died 1932 March 3, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, married 1909 Dec 19 in Pike County, Mississippi to Lucy Eliza Page. James Marshall was a son of James Madison SIMMONS and Elizabeth PHELPS, grandson of Robert Reuben SIMMONS.

James Madison Simmons and Mary Elizabeth Phelps

James Madison SIMMONS (1845-1913) and Mary Elizabeth PHELPS (1841-1925). A multiple generations xerox that has been “cleaned up”. James Madison was a son of Robert Reuben SIMMONS. James M. Simmons, also known as “Red Jim” was born in Alabama July 20, 1845 and died in Pike County, Miss. Feb. 18, 1913. He married Mary E. […]

Entire Albert Winston Lang Family

Bob Ann Breland didn’t know the occasion for this photo but says this is the entire family except for Clyde, who died as a child. Front row, left to right: Narvil, Seldon, Norman, Fannie Lang Smith; back row, left to right: Iva, Evie Lang Knight, Lillian Lang Lowe, Leslie, Narcis and Albert. (Narvil and Norman […]