Elijah Breland and Mariah Brown

Elijah BRELAND was born 29 March 1830 at Pike CO., MS to John Robertson BRELAND and Luraney RODGERS. Elijah married Mariah BROWN, b. 8 Jan 1828 MS and died 20 June 1905 Washington Parish, LA. Both are buried at the Nobles Cemetery, tombstones bearing birth and death dates. They read BREELAND. Elijah and Mariah had […]

William Knight and Martha (Mary E.) Nobles

William KNIGHT was born 27 Jan 1823 (tombstone) at Washington Parish LA. William KNIGHT is given as dying Nov. 7 1879 according to his tombstone at the Nobles Cemetery, Washington Parish, LA. Source: Cemetery Records: Louisiana, Vol. II, pp. 39-58. Documented and compiled by Mrs. R.A. Magee, Franklinton, La. and Mrs. Doyle L. Bateman, Baton […]

Professional Photo of E. E. Hennesy

Esmond Edward Hennesy, son of James Leon Hennesy and Lucy Myles. Born 1903 June 1 in Washington Parish, Louisiana, died 1992 Nov 24 in Ntachez, Adams, Mississippi. Married Ethel Lorena Simmons. Circa 1960s?

Annie Knight Simmons, 1904

Annie (Knight) Simmons (22 Feb 1888 – 1 Sept 1961) as a young woman. Wife of Lucius Theodore Simmons. Estimated date, around 1904. There was no indication of photographer or date on this very damaged photo. I am guessing it was taken perhaps on the same day she married Lucius at the home of her […]

E. E. Hennesy Before Car

Another photo of Ezzie Hennesy before a car. He is older than seen here, has shed the vest, has a skinnier tie, somewhat better fitting suit, but is still sporting a road cap. The car looks like a 1923 or 1924 Ford Model T Runabout, which has a very distinctive rear. It also looks like […]

Photo of E. E. and Ethel Hennesy circa 1936

There are enough images of Esmond Hennesy beside cars that I’m inclined to think he must have been fairly fond of autos. This time he’s with his wife Ethel and he looks cockily dressed to the nines with a fancy hat and tie and striped socks. Perhaps they were out for a Sunday drive. I’ve […]

Photo of Annie Knight Simmons and…

This photo was originally identified by family to show Annie Knight Simmons and the widow of Desera Simmons, Rosa Lee, at his gravesite at the Lang-Simmons Cemetery. I have to place a caveat with the original dating of this photo which would have been 1932, at the time of Desera’ death. Annie Knight would have […]

Safe Hours Award Presentation photos with E. E. HENNESY

400,000 Safe Hours Award Esmond Edward Hennesy with unidentified individuals. The always fashionable leisure suit dates this perhaps as the mid 1970s. This would be at the International Paper Company in Natchez.

Esmond Hennesy and Ethel Hennesy at Party

Esmond and Ethel Hennesy at a party. In the top picture, the left couple is unknown. In the bottom picture, Esmond is on the right. What were they celebrating? As Ethel is wearing the corsage an Esmond is wearing a carnation, they appear to be the couple being celebrated. Was it a wedding anniversary? Based […]

1951 Hennesy Reunion Photos

(left to right) Elbert Isaac Hennesy, June 27 1897 – March 12 1967; Curtis Moore Hennesy, January 28 1903 – Feb. 1973; Clarence C. Hennesy, January 6 1894 – April 8 1960; Jewel Hennesy; E. E. Hennesy, June 1 1903 – November 24 1992. What an impressive array of hats! Jewel and Curtis especially wear […]