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Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday's Photo: Clara and Kyle Davis of Bienville Parish


This photo, from the Frye family collection, is labeled Carla and Kyle Davis. A little searching at Ancestry.com led me to Clara Annice Davis and Rilla Kyle Davis, daughters of Henry Green Davis and Carrie Maude Heflin. 

Clara was born on February 10, 1910, and Kyle was born on December 1, 1912. Both were born in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. 


Clara married Johnnie Turner Edwards and Kyle married James Alton Boley. Both Clara and Kylie are buried in Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin, Webster Parish, Louisiana. 

If these sweet girls are actually the daughters of Henry Green Davis and Carrie Maude Helflin, the photo was probably taken about 1914 or 1915.  

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Diana
© 2019 

Sources

Family photographs from the Frye Family collection. Accessed June 6, 2016. Used with permission.

Collins, N. E. "Henry Green Davis" Ancestry.com. Web. 29 March 2018.   <https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/4254831/person/-1628267099/facts>

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The First Ones - from Slavery and the Bryan Family

The DAR Library at Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, D.C. is where I found the Bible transcription containing names and birth dates of numerous enslaved persons.



In 2013, I created the blog, Slavery and the Bryan Family - Records of Slavery found in North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana in 2013. The blog still exists but I learned quickly that I did not have the time to manage another blog. I want the information to remain available so am adding it to this blog. On the original blog, there are only three posts. The first post, containing names and information about those enslaved by the Bryan family, has become a page on this blog. You can access it by clicking here or on the above tab - Slavery and the Bryan Family. 



The creation of the original blog regarding the Bryan family and slavery came as a result of a 2010 research trip to the DAR library in Washington, D. C.  We had toured the building and spent some time in the library before heading to the computers to look at stored digital information. A search for "Reddick Bryan," resulted in an unfamiliar Bible transcription. Published in 1824, the Bible must have been purchased when the Bryan family lived in Georgia. Recorded births on the family information pages revealed many new names along with birth dates, but no last names.  I realized these were not new family members, but persons enslaved by the Bryan family. I had stumbled across information that would be extremely valuable to descendants of those enslaved persons and knew this information needed to be shared. 



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Diana

© 2019

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

Quinn, Diana Bryan. “Slavery and the Bryan Family: The First Ones.” Blogger. 23 February 2013. https://slaveryandthebryanfamily.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-first-ones.html. Accessed 10 Mar. 2019.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday's Photo: Mary Virgie Martin



Mary Virgie Martin, born in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on October 20, 1907, was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Martin II and Mary Ann Sledge.  Her 2nd great-grandparents are also my second great-grandparents - Reddick Bryan and Elizabeth Regan.  Mary Virgie Martin married Euel Walker in 1933. She and her husband are buried in the Wimberly Cemetery. Mary Virgie was a teacher and can be seen in the photo found in the previous post, Teachers In Bieville Parish
The baby photo was found in the files of Marguerite Cook Clark. The three photos below were shared by Mary Virginia Martin Smith, niece of Mary Virgie Martin. 



























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Diana

© 2019

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Family photographs from the collection of Mary V. Smith. Accessed November 6, 2004. Used with permission. 

Marler, Janice. “Mary Virgie MARTIN.” https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/973847/person/477947933/facts?indiv=try&h&db. Accessed 22 Mar. 2019.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday's Photo: Teachers in Bienville Parish




This is another photo from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark.  

On the back in very tiny letters is written, Miss Martin. Also written on the back is James A. Shelby and Virgie Martin

Virgie Martin was a teacher in Bienville Parish in 1940 and James A. Shelby was the superintendent of the Bienville Parish schools. 

I am assuming all in the photo are teachers in Bienville Parish. Virgie Martin married Euel Walker in 1933. I would guess the photo was taken during the late 1920s or before Virgie's marriage in 1933. 

Do you recognize any of the teachers in this photo?







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Diana
© 2019

Sources

1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.