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 […]

Albert and Narcissus Lang, “Steve” and John B. and Lou Simmons

Lou (Brown) Simmons, John B. Simmons, Narcissus (Simmons) Lang and Albert Lang Lou (Brown) Simmons, b. 1873 July 2, died 1949 Dec 5, was the wife of John Benjamin Simmons b. 1862 June 16 in Mississippi, died 1946 Feb 26. John Benjamin’s sister is Narcissus b. 1870 Jan 5 in Mississippi, died 1944 Sept 25 […]

Photo Albert Winston Lang and Narcissus Simmons Lang Photo, circa 1930s

Albert Lang b. 1969 Oct 20, died 1959 Feb 17, married 1888 in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana to and Narcissus Simmons Lang b. 1870 Jan 5, Mississippi, died 1944 Sept 25 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Having seen photos of the couple at their 50th wedding anniversary, I’m guessing this was taken before then and so am […]

Photo of Murdock Middleton and Clarinda Simmons and family

Original image, a multiple generations xerox. Courtesy of Delores Tousineau. An attempt I made to clean up the image a bit. And then not leave well enough (kind of) alone, though the resolution doesn’t merit it. This family photo was made the same day as the above. No children were given but I’m going to […]

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 […]

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.

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