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Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday's Photo: Is this Laura Jessie Wimberly?


Laura Wimberly, Bryan Martin, Charlie Martin, and Tommie Martin

I knew that the boys in this photo were the sons of Laura Frances Bryan and Thomas Jefferson Martin, but had to sift through the several Lauras in the Wimberly Family History to find Laura Wimberly's parents. 

If I am correct, Laura Wimberly is Laura Jessie Wimberly, daughter of Jesse Wimberly and Jane Crumpton of Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Laura, born June 26, 1879, was the first of four children. Her father died in 1889 and Laura was raised by her mother. 

Laura married John S. Sheppard, a farmer in Red River Parish, in 1913. They had three children; Catherine, William Henry Marshall, and Mary. 

Sadly, Laura died young in 1921. As told in the Wimberly Family History, her children were sent to the Genevieve Orphanage in Shreveport.  Catherine and William later made their home with Laura's brother, Abner and his wife, Callie.  Mary was adopted and her whereabouts were unknown. 

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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.


Wimberly, Vera. Wimberly Family History: Ancestors, Relatives, and Descendants of William Wimberly, Pioneer from Georgia to Louisiana, 1837. Houston, Tex.: D. Armstrong, 1979. Print. 

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