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
William SANDIFER
Calvin MAGEE
Chapman MAGEE
William CARTER
James JONES
Nehemiah MAGEE
William HOLMES
Elisha THORNBILL
Ephraim RUSHING
Jacob OWENS
Penelope GINN
John DAVIS
John BRELAND 1 2 2 – – 1 | – – 1 1 – 1
William LEWIS
James Bromfield
Daniel SMITH Jr.
James PENDARVIS
Ailey BRELAND
Elizabeth Thornhill
Claiborn RUSHING
John? HOLMES
Harris ?
William HALL
L. F. BULLOCK
Peter SANDIFER
Gilbert ?
John LANDIFER
Charles SMITH
Peter GOUBLES
Mary MOORE

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

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.

FIRST GENERATION

Living.

SECOND GENERATION

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

THIRD GENERATION

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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FOURTH GENERATION

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
married
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
married
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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FIFTH GENERATION

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
married
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
married
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
married
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
married
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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SIXTH GENERATION

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
married
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
married
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
married
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
married
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
married
Rebecca
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

SEVENTH GENERATION

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

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

James Everage d. abt 1860 , Covington, Alabama
married
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

EIGHTH GENERATION

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

William Williams Sr. b. abt. 1747, d. abt. 1818 in Mississippi
married
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

NINTH GENERATION

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

ETC.