Stella was Estella Chisum Gresham daughter of Martha "Mattie" Hairston Chisum Thompson, the sister to my great-grandfather, Phillip A. Hairston. Johnie Myrtlene “Myrtie” Hairston Bryan was the daughter of Phillip Hairston and my grandmother. Myrtie and Stella were cousins.
The baby looked like another baby picture of Myrtie's daughter, DeRay Bryan, but I could not be sure. However, while re-organizing my genealogy papers and photos last week, I found some copies of Bryan/Hammett family pictures that I made during a research trip to Texas in 2001. This baby picture was one of those pictures and the owner of these pictures is a descendant of my grandfather's Bryan family.
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