Fannie Breland Knight Photo

Fannie (Breland) Knight, 9 May 1871 – 24 Sept 1907, wife of Marion Isaac Knight.


Original photo (almost)

This photo already had some color in it. Was faded and grainy. I upped contrast, tried to bring out the features a bit. She looks like she may have been isolated or clipped out of another photo to create this portrait.

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 1812.

John married Luraney RODGERS 1816 in Covington, LA. Luraney was b. abt. 1800 in LA or MS according to the Woodcock resource., and died 1835 in Pike County, MS.

John and Luraney are given as having 6 children:

  • Elizer b. 24 Nov 1820 in Pike Co. MS.
  • Abraham b. 30 Sept 1825 in Pike Co., MS., died 1864 in the Civil War. Married Darcus JONES.
  • Mary Mahala b, 3 Jan 1828 in MS., married Granberry BLOUNT in 1849 MS.
  • Elijah b. 29 March 1830. Married Mariah BROWN.
  • Elisha b. 1 Nov 1843 in MS, d. 1863 in the Civil War, married in 1855 to Edney Ballard FUSSELL.
  • Franklin Preston (Francisco “Frank” Mancossus) b. 6 Oct 1861 in LA, d. 17 June 1937 in LA, married 1st Mamie THOMAS, married 2nd Sarah Frances BOOTY, married 3rd Ellen PARKS.

John married 2nd Mary LEWIS 13 Jan 1839 at Pike County, MS. Mary LEWIS is given as born 13 Jan 1807 MS but in the 1850 census, John’s wife is given as Mary, age 43, b. in GA.

Children of John and Mary were:

  • William Grandberry b. 8 Oct 1839 in Pike Co., MS., d. 19 Dec 1890 in LA, married Elizer O. REEVES 21 Nov. 1867.
  • Henry Jackson b. 23 Feb. 1841 in MS., married Joyce LEWIS 25 Dec. 1867 in Copiah Co. MS.
  • Martha Ann b. 20 Apr. 1843 in Pike Co., MS. married George BAILEY.
  • Joseph Marion b. 2 Oct. 1844 in MS., died 1920 in LA., married 1st Serena H. MORRIS, married 2nd Mae TYNES.
  • Sarah Ann b. 6 May 1848 in MS., died 31 Oct 1923, married in 1871 to J. Benjamin FUSSELL.
  • Albert Galatain Brown b, 13 March 1850 in MS., married in 1877 to Nancy A. JAMES.

I have thus far located the family on the following censuses:

1840 Pike County MS Census
pg. 154
William RODGERS 1 – – – – 1 | 2 2 1 – – 1
Calvin MAGEE
Chapman MAGEE
William CARTER
Nehemiah MAGEE
William HOLMES
Penelope GINN
John BRELAND 1 2 2 – – 1 | – – 1 1 – 1
William LEWIS
James Bromfield
Daniel SMITH Jr.
Elizabeth Thornhill
Claiborn RUSHING
Harris ?
William HALL
Gilbert ?
Charles SMITH

1850 Pike County MS Census
32 129 129 Breland John R. 55 M Farmer 100 South Carolina
33 129 129 Breland Mary 43 F Georgia
34 129 129 Breland Elijah 20 M Farm hand Mississippi X
35 129 129 Breland Elisha 18 M Mississippi
36 129 129 Breland Franklin P. 15 M Mississippi
37 129 129 Breland William G. 10 M Mississippi
38 129 129 Breland Henry J. 8 M Mississippi
39 129 129 Breland Martha A. 7 F Mississippi
40 129 129 Breland Joseph M. 6 M Mississippi
41 129 129 Breland Sarah A. 2 F Mississippi
42 129 129 Breland Unnamed 2/12 M Mississippi
The William ROGERS family is located on page 11b. Don’t know if any relation to Luraney Rogers.
33 146 146 Rogers William 47 M Farmer South Carolina
34 146 146 Rogers Mary A. 39 F Mississippi X
35 146 146 Rogers Lydia 19 F Mississippi
36 146 146 Rogers Emily 15 F Mississippi
37 146 146 Rogers Thomas C. 14 M Mississippi X
38 146 146 Rogers Winifred 12 F Mississippi
39 146 146 Rogers Jemima 10 F Mississippi
40 146 146 Rogers Lucy A. R. 8 F Mississippi
41 146 146 Rogers Thurza A. 6 F Mississippi
42 146 146 Rogers M. C. D. L. 3 M

Grave marker of John Breland

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

Image of Marion Isaac Knight from the collection of Jeff Hennesy. Photoshopped it a touch.

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 the Nobles Cemetery at Pine.

Ethel (Simmons) HENNESY described Marion, her mother’s father, as a “full-blooded Irishman.” Which isn’t so. His grandfather, Charles KNIGHT, was born in Virginia in 1785.

Marion Knight was wealthy and disapproved of his daughter, Annie, marrying Lucius SIMMONS, who was poor. He left Annie out of his will.

Marion’s name in the Fowler/Simmons Genealogy is spelled Marion. Often it is also given as Marian.

Marion was a Mason, member of Pine Lodge No. 264, F&AM. I have a very, very poor xerox of a photo which reads, “Pine Lodge No. 264, F&AM, has quite a history–as is indicated in this old photograph which was taken July 27th 1900. The heirs of Monroe Knight donated the original photograph to the lodge. From left are James “Jockey Jim” Knight, Plummer Knight, Dr. Warner, Ira Pope, Monroe Knight, D.E. Branch, P.E. “Rev. Pink” Toney, Rev. Tom Bennett, Marian Knight, Layton Schilling, Meride Breland, James “Peg Jim” Knight, W.E. Alford, Archie Whittington, and Curtis “Boy” Miley.” So we have four Knights and a Breland in the photo.

I have some notes from Jean Kearns (granddaughter of Annie) that state that while 4 children survived there were others who were killed by typhoid.

Marion and Frances had:

  • Annie Clarinda b. 22 Feb. 1888 at Sheridan LA, married Lucius SIMMONS in 1904.
  • William E. “Bill” b. 1889 Oct 17, d. 1954 Feb 3 (buried at Nobles Cemetery at Pine, Washington Parish, Louisiana) married Mima Letchworth
  • J. C. (see C. J. below, buried at NOBLES cemetery) b. 1891 Dec 10, b. 1907 Sep 18
  • Wilbur. SSDI shows Wilbur as born 22 Oct. 1893 and dying Jan. 1970. Married Zula Hennesy
  • Albert M. b. 1895 Dec 4, d. 1896 Sep 4 (buried at Nobles Cemetery at Pine, Washington Parish, Louisiana)
  • Mary b. 1896 Jan at Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Bertha b. 1898 June at Washington Parish, Louisiana

NOBLES cemetery shows a C. J. KNIGHT, son of M. T. and F. A. KNIGHT, b. 10 Dec. 1891, died 18 Sept. 1907.

NOBLES cemetery also shows Albert M., Son of M. T. & F. A. KNIGHT, b. 4 Dec. 1895 and died 4 Sept. 1896.

Frances’ tombstone at the NOBLES cemetery shows her as wife of M. T. KNIGHT, May 9, 1871 – Sept. 24 1907.

Marion’s second wife was Leah CORKERN. A Franklinton LA newspaper article, August 19th 1926, mentions a Mrs. Marion KNIGHT, daughter of Rev. C. T. CORKERN.

Monday, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. J. Gayer, Rev. C.T. Corkern died at the age of 65 years, 11 months, and 21 days.

He married 1st, Mollie Magee, sister of W.L. Magee. He later married Mrs. May Voyles, widow of Rev. Claude Voyles of Shreveport. The following children survive him, Mrs. Marion Knight, C.J. Gayer, and 1 son, John Corkern, all of Franklinton; Mrs. Iddo Crain of Hammond; Miss Annette Corkern of Magnolia; Mrs. W.M. Edwards, Texas; and Rev. W.A. Corkern of Kerns, Texas. Funeral services were held at the Ellis cemetery.

This would be Leah Lenora CORKERN, daughter of Charles Thomas CORKERN and Mary Jane MAGEE. She was b. 31 Jan 1884 in Washington Parish, LA, d. 11 July 1959, Washington Parish, LA. She is buried at the Ellis Cemetery. She and “Marion T.” are given as having married 11 Nov. 1908 in Washington Parish, LA.

Jack Kearns writes, “She was a wonderful Christian lady. She was blind, but could do just about anything in the house.”

A posted photo shows Marion, Leah, Annie, William E. Sr., Wilbur Warren and Lela Maye KNIGHT.

The ELLIS Cemetery shows:

Leah L. KNIGHT – Jan 31, 1884 – July 11 1959
Marion T. KNIGHT – August 25 1866 – Dec. 25, 1947 – Masonic Emblem
Lela Maye KNIGHT – Aug. 19, 1909 (was living in 1963 when this was recorded)
W. E. (Bill) KNIGHT Sr. – Oct. 17 1889 – Feb. 3, 1954 – Mason
W. E. (Bill) KNIGHT, Jr. – June 2, 1924 – July 11, 1963.

The following are land transactions involving Marion T. Knight found at

1908 – M. T. Knight from succession of Francis A. Knight, 297.60 acres, bk. 13, pg. 374
1908 – Anna C. Knight from Marion T. Knight, 42.33 acres, bk. 13, pg. 528
1908 – Wm. E. Knight from Marion T. Knight, 42.57 acres, bk. 13, pg. 528
1909 – Chas. C. Knight from Marion T. Knight, 1 acres, bk. 15, pg. 179
1911 – Wilbur W. Knight from M. T. Knight, 42.03 acres, bk. 18, pg 744
1919 – M. T. Knight from Lampton Realty Co., Sq. 260 & 289, Franklinton, bk. 33, pg 49
1919 – Marion T. Knight from W. W. Babington et al, N ½ of N ½ of NW 1`/4, Sec. 16-2-12, bk 33, pg 382
1920 – M. T. Knight from Lampton Realty Co., Sq. 261, Franklinton, bk 33, pg 519
1927 – M. T. Knight from Rosa Amacker, 60 acres, bk 48, pg 400
1930 – M. T. Knight from John E. Burris, 1760 acres, bk 57, pg 244
1931 – M. T. Knight from (By shff.) John Yassich, Movables & 55 acres Hr. 45-2-10, bk 58, pg 284
1931 – M. T. Knight, Sqs. 260, 261, 289, Franklinton, bk 58, pg 581
1932 – M. T. Knight from Dennis Watson, NE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec. 192-2-11, bk 60, pg 1
1932 – M. T. Knight from Wilber W. Knight, 3 acres, bk 60, pg 79
1932 – R. D. Knight from M. T. Knight, 3 acres, bk 60, pg 80
1934 – M. T. Knight from Sam Wood, E ½ Lot 2 Sq. 317 Franklinton, bk 64, pg 597
1935 – Marion T. Knight from M. M. Magee, Lot 6, Sq. 316, Franklinton, bk bk 68, pg 617

Census information thus far located:


11/12 SIMMONS Jesse own 33 b. LA father b. MS mother b. LA merchant at grocery store
Margie 30 b. LA father b. MO mother b. LA
Jesse W. son 8 b. LA
Clarence son 6
Thurmond son 5
Youx son 1 and 61/12
12/13 HENNESY Marion own 48 b. LA parents b. LA farmer
Maud 45
Curtis 17
Levy 15
Kirby 12
? son 10
Wanda daughter 6
HOOPER Mary servant 36 single unable to read or write b. LA parents b. unk
13/14 KNIGHT Marion L. own 53 b. LA father b. LA mother b. NC farmer
Leah wife 35 b. LA parents b. LA
Mary Jane daughter 10

1930 Louisiana, Washington Parish, Police Jury Ward 3
(The image, at, is very fuzzy)
222/222 KNIGHT, Wilbur Owns home, 33, married at 18 b. LA parents b. LA, Farmer, general farm
Ethel 27, married at 25
Leon 14 Son
Mildred 12 Daughter
Dorothy Daughter (age illegible)
Marion Father 66 married at 45
Lenora stepmother 46 married at 25
223/223 KNIGHT William owns home 40 md at 18, Farmer, General Farm
Mina 40, md at 18
illegible 20
Muddie? Son 18
Wilma Daughter 16
Willie Son 14
Lillie Daughter 12
Maline? Daughter 10
illegible Daughter 7
illegible Son 6
illegble Son 4 and some months
illegible Son 1 and some months
Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T626_824; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0703.

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 at least 7 children:

  • Franklin b. 1855 Dec 6 at Washington Parish, Louisiana, died 1938 Sept 21 in Washington Parish, Louisiana, married married Sarah KNIGHTb. 1855 Jan 28 at Washington Parish, Louisiana, died 1935 Feb 13 at Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Daniel Leroy b. 9 June 1858 at Pine, Washington Parish, LA., died 18 Jan 1939, is buried at the Nobles Cemetery at Pine. Married Emily Crain b. 1864 Sept 1 at Pine, Washington Parish, Louisiana, died 1929 March 24 at Washington Parish, Louisiana.
  • Meredith (Merida) b. 29 Jan 1860 at Washington Parish LA., d.. 6 Nov 1906, Washington Parish, LA, is buried at the Nobles Cemetery. He married Selina CRAIN b. 1861 Oct 16, Washington Parish, Louisiana, died 1953 Dec 16 at Washington Parish, Louisiana.
  • Elisha b. c. 1863 Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Warren W. b. 1867 Oct 29 Louisiana, died 1950 Feb 19 at Washington Parish, Louisiana, married Martha Bessie “Betsy” James
  • Lorena (Lou) b. 1868 Nov 12 Louisiana, died 1955 June 30 Louisiana, married Henry Dennis Crain b. 1864 Dec 26 Louisiana, died 1956 July 6 Louisiana
  • Frances Ann “Fannie” b. 9 May 1871, Pine, LA., died 1907 Sept 24, married Marian Issac KNIGHT b. 1866 Aug 25 Louisiana, died 1947 Dec 25.

I have thus far located the family on the following censuses:

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Ward 8, Washington, Louisiana; Roll M653_426; Page: 827; Image: 362; Family History Library Film: 803426.
438/429 Elijah BRELAND 37 farmer 00 $700 b. MS
Moriah 31 unable to read or write
Franklin 4 (or 7 illegible) b. LA
Leroy 2
Catherine BROWN 17 b. MA

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Ward 6, Washington, Louisiana; Roll M593_535; Page: 249B; Image: 78; Family History Library Film: 552034.
GERALD William and Family
POPE Alexander ? and Elizabeth and family
WHITE Martin and Caroline and family
11/11 BREELAND Elijah 40 farmer personal: $300 b. MS
Mora 42 b. MS
Franklin 14 b. LA
Leroy 12 b. LA
Meride? 10 b. MS
Lisha 6 b. LA
Warren 5 b. LA
Lorena 1 b. LA
BROWN Bella 30 f. farm laborer b. MS
12/12 Francis BICKHAM and family etc.

1880 Washington Parish Wards 3 and 4
pg. 190
34/34 CRAIN William and Nancy and family
BRANCH Levey laborer
35/35 CRAIN John and Babe
36/36 TILLIS John and Frances and family
37/37 BREELAND Elijah 50 farmer b. MS father b. SC mother b. GA
Mariah 52 b. MS father b. OH mother b. GA
Marida 20 son b. MS
Elisha 15 b. LA
Warren 12
Lurany 11
Frances 7 daughter
38/38 FITCHGARD William and Cassander and family
39/39 POPE ? and sister Elizabeth
MCQUAID Tea L. nephew
BRANCH Rebecca
40/40 BREELAND Leroy 21 farmer b. LA father b. MS mother b. GA
Emily 17 b. LA parents b. LA
pg. 190B
56/56 KNIGHT James 21 farmer b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS Caniniger? 17 b. MS parents b. MS
57/57 BRELAND Franklin 24 farmer b. MS father b. LA mother b. MS
Sarah 20 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Lewis 2 b. LA
Silus 11/12
28/28 KNIGHT Martha 45 wd. farmer b. MS parents b. MS
George 17 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Monroe 15
Marion 13
Jane A. 11
Charley 9
Angiline 3
POUNDS Elizabeth 25 boarder school teacher b. LA parents b. MS
NOBLES Amanda 40 sister b. MS parents b. MS
pg. 191
79/79 CRAIN John and Melviney
80/80 TULLOS? Nancy
81/81 CRAIN Wilson and Martha
82.82 SEAL William and Angeline
83/83 SEAL Andrew 60 b. GA father b. GA and mother b.SC and Elizabeth
84/84 KENEDY Kenney? K. 73 farmer b. MS father b. TN mother b. MS
Nancy 52 b. MS parents b. MS
James B. 22 b. MS
Jefferson Davis 18
Meloday Elizabeth 14 niece b. LA parents b. MS
85/85 KENEDY ? G. 23 farmer b. MS parents b. MS
Josephine 19 b. MS
Kenny E. 3 b. LA
John L. 11/12
? John 14 brother-in-law b. MS parents b. MS

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, Williams. Their movements were all in the South.

This is one of my husband’s lines.




Esmond Edward Hennesy b. 1903 June 1, , Washington, Louisiana, d. 1992 Nov 24, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi
married 1924 July 17 in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana
Ethel Lorena Simmons b. 1906 Feb 14 , Washington, Louisiana, d. 2001 Nov 18 in , Mobile, Alabama


James Leon Hennesy b. 1873 May 4 in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana, d. 1938 in , Washington, Louisiana
married 1900 Jan 28 in , Washington, Louisiana
Lucy Virginia Myles b. abt. 1871 Jan 28, d. 1906 July 22 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: Zula, Jewell, Esmond, Zoe, Zeta
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Lucius Theodore Simmons b. 1883 Dec 29 in , Franklinton, Louisiana, d. 1963 Sep 9 in Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana
married 1904 Nov 17 in , Washington, Louisiana
Annie Clarinda Knight b. 1888 Feb 22 in Sheridan, Washington, Louisiana, d. 1961 Sep 1, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana
Children: Ethel, Estus “Pete”, Desera “George”, Ezra “Jodi”, Lloyd, Fannie, James
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James L. Hennesy b. 1839 Jan 4 in Georgia, d. 1911 Oct 3 in , Tangipahoa, Louisiana
married 1868 March 19
Nancy Caroline Welch b. 1848 Feb 9 in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana, d. 1925 Nov 6
Children: Nancy Ellen, Marion Isaac, James Leon, Laura Jane, Meredith Bunyan, Addie H., Norman, Della, Cora
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John William Edward Myles b. 1844 March 17 in Louisiana, d. 1920 Aug 4 in , Washington, Louisiana
married 1865 Sep 7
Sarena A. Miller b. 1846 Oct 25 in Mississippi, d. 1924 March in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: Newton, Nancy Lenora, Isaac Thomas, Lucy Virginia, Margaret Maritta, Samantha R., George, John, Malissa, Lillie, Effie
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Murdock Middleton “Steve” Simmons b. 1860 Oct 4 in Mississippi, d. 1936 Apr 21 in , Washington, Louisiana
Louisa Clarinda Thigpen b. 1857 Sep 7, d. 1907 Aug 29 in Louisiana
Children: Euna Emily, Lucius Theodore, Dewitt, Ella Murdis, Mary Elizabeth, John Benjamin, Frances, Charles Jewell, James F. “Bud”
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Marion Thomas “Isaac” Knight b. 1866 Aug 25 in Louisiana, d. 1947 Dec 25 in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana
Frances A. “Fannie” Breland b. 1871 May 9 Pine, Washington, Louisiana, d. 1907 Sep 24 in Louisiana
Children: Annie Clarinda, William E. “Bill”, J. C., Wilbur, Warren, Albert M., Mary, Bertha
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Isaac Hennesy b. 1803 Georgia
m. 1820 June 5 in , Marion, Mississippi
Judith Ann Gill
Children: Mary, Elizabeth M., Isaac, Cintha, James L.
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James Daniel Welch b. 1811 Sep 30, Mississippi Territory, d. 1890 May 18, Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana
married 1838 April 29
Caroline Bullock b. 1816 Jan 12, d. 1887 in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana
Children: James Pearson, William Henry Harrison, Nancy Caroline, Edward E., Nicholas Edward, George Pinkney
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Isaac Abner Myles b. Georgia, d. before 1860
married 1841 Nov 30
Samantha (Bickham) Clower b. 1811 April 22, d. 1891 Dec 1, , Washington, Louisiana
Children: John William Edward, Mary Rebecca
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Thomas Miller b. 1822 in Mississippi
Maritty Dillon b. 1822 in Mississippi
Children: Samantha, Merril, Sarena, William N., Eliza E.
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Robert “Reuben” Simmons b. abt. 1820
married 1844 in , Lowndes, Alabama
Frances Smith
b. 1824 Aug 1 , Lowndes, Alabama, d. 1898 Oct 18, Louisiana
Children: James Madison “Red Jim”, William S., Mary Ann “Daught”, Charles Monroe, Murdock Middleton “Steve”, John Benjamin, Narcissus “Dink”
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James Thigpen b. 1830 Mississippi, d. 1903 May 20
Mary Elizabeth Kennedy b. 1832 Louisiana
Children: Louisa Clarinda, Elizabeth, Edna E. Julia J., Nancy L.
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William Knight b. 1823, d. 1879 Nov 2
Martha Mary E. Nobles b. 1830 Oct 27 in Mississippi, d. 18192 Aug 20
Children: Sarah, James W., Clarinda, Rev. George C., Monroe, Marion Thomas “Isaac”, Jane A., Charley, Angiline
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Elijah Breland b. 1830 March 29 , Pike, Mississippi, d. 1893 Feb 7 in Louisiana
Mariah Brown b. 1828 Jan 8 in Mississippi, d. 1905 June 30 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: J. Franklin, Daniel, Leroy, Meridith “Merida”, Elisha, Warren W., Luraney, Frances A. “Fannie”
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Rev. David Hennesy b. circa 1745
Children: Isaac, James, Jemima, Nancy
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John Edward Welch b. 1788 in South Carolina, d. 1858 Nov 18 in , Washington, Louisiana
Betsey E. Moore b. 1792, d. bef. 1840 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: James Daniel, Elijah J., Martin, Celia
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David Bullock b. c. 1780
Children: Clarkie, Jessie, Caroline, Miles
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John Clower Jr. b. 1780 March 16 in Georgia, d. 1837 in , Washington, Louisiana
Mary Pleasant b. 1788 Oct 18 in Georgia, d. 1831 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: Elbert, Cynthia, Samantha, William Pleasant, Matilda, Peyton, John Curtis, Thomas, Mary Frances Ann

William Seldon Simmons b. 1784 in North Carolina
Children: Jim, Robert Reuben

Ward Smith b. abt. 1798 in South Carolina, d. Louisiana
Easter Everidge b. abt. 1802 in Georgia, d. Louisiana
Children: Elizabeth, Frances, Martha, Mary, Nancy, John, James, Wilson J., William, Richard, Narcissa

John Travis Thigpen Jr. b. 1795 , Onslow, North Carolina
Elizabeth Calhoun d. 1845
Children: James

Charles “Charley” Knight b. 1785 in Virginia, d. 1877 April 1 in , Washington, Louisiana
married 1822 Jan 17 in , Washington, Louisiana
Susannah Williams b. 1802 in Georgia, d. 1885 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: William, Melvina, James “Jockey Jim”, George, Margaret, Calvin, Anne

Joseph Nobles b. 1789 in South Carolina, d. 1876 Jan 15 in Louisiana
Children: Martha (Mary E.), Lemuel/Leonard, Amanda, Franklin, Frances G.

John Robertson Breland b. 1794 Jan 6 in , Beaufort, South Carolina, d. 1875 May 14 in Louisiana
married 1816 in Covington, St. Tammany, Louisiana (etc. more on this line but not including right now)
Luraney Rodgers b. c. 1798 in , South Carolina, d. 1835 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: Elizer, Abraham, Mary Mahala, Elijah, Elisha, Franklin


Rev. David Hennesy b. abt. 1720 in Ireland, d. 1761, New Hanover, North Carolina
married 1746 in New Hanover, North Carolina
Children: John, Richard, David, James, William, Susannah

Will Smith b. South Carolina
Cherokee Woman
Children: Ward, John

James Everage d. abt 1860 , Covington, Alabama
unknown Folsom, d. bef. 1850
Children: Easter (believed to be part Choctaw), Ichabod, James H., Jonathan Andrew, Martha Ann

William Walter “Choctaw Bill” Williams II b. 1776 in , Bulloch, Georgia, d. abt. 1825 in , Washington, Louisiana
married 1802 in , Bulloch, Georgia
Penelope Richardson b. 1775 in , Bulloch, Georgia, d. abt. 1840 in , Washington, Louisiana
Children: Susannah, William Walter, Robert C., Sarah, Mary, John, Virginia

John Rodgers b. c. 1763 in Virginia, d. 1810 in , Barnwell, South Carolina
married 1783 in , Beaufort, South Carolina
Sarah Yates b. c. 1765 in , Beaufort, South Carolina, d. c. 1840 in , St. Tammany, Louisiana


Capt. Benjamin Folsom d. 1777 Fulsom’s Fort
Children: John, wife of James Everage, Ruth

William Williams Sr. b. abt. 1747, d. abt. 1818 in Mississippi
Ann Lott b. abt. 1752
Children: William Walter “Choctaw Bill”, John, Simon, Herron, Samuel L.

Benjamin Richardson b. abt. 1740 in North Carolina, d. abt. 1799 in , Bulloch, Georgia
married 1767 July 31 in , Tyrrell, North Carolina
Sarah Mizell b. abt. 1750 in North Carolina
Children: Jane, Hardy, William, John, Amos, Penelope, Benjamin, Frances


Jeremiah Folsom d. after 1775 St. George’s Parish, Georgia
Children: Israel, Capt. Benjamin, Lawrence, Jeremiah, William, Pulsohola