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 […]

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 […]

James Thigpen and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy

James THIGPEN was born 1830 in Mississippi to John Travis THIGPEN Jr. and Elizabeth CALHOUN. James THIGPEN married Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY, b. abt. 1832 and died 1898 at the age of about 66. James THIGPEN died 20 May 1903 at 73 years of age. Delores Tousineau reports James THIGPEN is buried in the Nobles Cemetery […]

John Travis Thigpen and Elizabeth Calhoun

John Travis is given as having been born abt. 1795 in Onslow County, NC and died in Washington Parish, LA. Elizabeth CALHOUN is given as born about 1805 and died in Washington Parish, LA abt. 1845. James THIGPEN married Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY, b. abt. 1832 and died 1898 at the age of about 66. James […]

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 […]

The Hennesy Line

For convenience of seeing where people fit into family lines, I suppose I ought to put some ancestry information here, and not just depend on the online database. The names below are Clower, Breland, Bullock, Calhoun, Dillon, Everidge, Folsom, Hennesy, Kennedy, Knight, Lott, Miller, Mizell, Moore, Myles, Nobles, Pleasant, Richardson, Rodgers, Simmons, Smith, Thigpen, Welch, […]