Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Happy 12th Birthday to Kiera Natalia (Lia) Thompkins, the most beautiful girl in Fort Myers!
"you is kind; you is smart and you is important!" (The HELP)









Sunday, July 10, 2016



Sarah Jane, Sufronia and Pearlean...women that make me what I am.

The Batman Quilt

Well, it had been a while and it was time for a new quilt from "Bella."  This was a 10th birthday gift for Alexi Xavier in June 2016.  Batman is one of his favorite action heroes.  It's not perfect, but Alexi is very forgiving.  He is a great little guy!












Destiny Candace Jackson and Auntie Clovise Gray Culpepper (May 2016)...TWO CHAMPIONS.  One arriving on earth looking like a new born bird (but beautiful, of course) and the other surviving breast cancer.  Unbeatable Role Models!!!
This young Mormon Missionary, Sis. Grover, served in Bunnell, FL for a while and she came over and cleaned for Miss Momma and listened to her stories.  She sent us this pic we took just before she left for home.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Holmes County Mississippi – Land of my Maternal Roots
David Holmes, a U. S. Representative from Virginia, was appointed the fourth and final governor of the Mississippi Territory in 1808 by President Thomas Jefferson. During his tenure, Jefferson College opened in Washington, Mississippi, the territorial capital. The Mississippi Territory at that time included both of the present-day states of Mississippi and Alabama. In 1816, Congress decided to divide the territory into two states. The western half would become the state of Mississippi. The constitutional convention was held in Washington, Mississippi, in 1817. David Holmes served as president of the convention and was elected the first governor of the new state. Natchez was made the state capital. Holmes served one term as governor, during which time the judicial system was established and the legislature organized. Holmes was appointed to the U. S. Senate in 1820, where he served until being re-elected governor in 1825. Holmes County, Mississippi, is named in his honor.


Gray Boys Champ and James with Ora Lee, Champ's only known child.

 These are the sons of Ora Lee Crump and Levosey Gray (AKA Bit).  L-R, James Edward (1935-1984) and Champion Nathanial (1933-1954)
Ora Lee Gray and her companion

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Family History Fair, January 22, 9:30 am, 312 Stadium Dr. Tallahassee, FL  32303
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Two Pictures - One Man?



Hi Family History Friends!
It's been a great year.  And I am ready for Christmas and the New Year.

 A question for you…I have 2 pictures that some say are the same person.  What do you think? Is this the same man at different times in his life?  Can you provide any insight into the time period?