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Princess Roddy O'Brien (#26569077)
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Bio Photo My name is Princess Lynn O'Brien (maiden name Roddy). I am the daughter of Joseph Thomas Roddy Jr. of Galvez, Louisiana and Carol Ann LeBlanc of Sorrento, Louisiana. I married May 22, 1982 in Columbia, Mississippi to Richard Erwin O'Brien. He is the son of William Earl O'Brien of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Betty Louise Thomas of Thomas Town, Louisiana. I have three boys. Joshua DeWayne O'Brien, Jonathan Ervin O'Brien and James Daniel O'Brien.

We Are The Chosen

In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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RE: Edward M Alonzo
always happy to help
Added by Bobby on Nov 03, 2015 12:10 PM
RE: Private Parent
I'm glad that duplicate was caught. I uploaded the photo per your request.
Added by Joy on Oct 30, 2015 10:37 PM
Cathy Collopy
RE: William Roddy
Well, thank you very much. I will keep looking.
Added by Cathy Collopy on Sep 12, 2015 5:26 PM
Cathy Collopy
RE: William Roddy
I don't know much about him but if he died young that would explain why I am having trouble finding him. He lived near Bayou Black in Terrebonne Parish in the 1830s sometime. I also have an H. Roddy, that I assumed was his brother because they worked together.
Thank you!
Added by Cathy Collopy on Sep 12, 2015 7:22 AM
Cathy Collopy
William Roddy
I am looking for a William Roddy who was in Terrebonne Parish in 1829. Do you think it could be the same one that was born in Cornwall & died in New Orleans?
Added by Cathy Collopy on Sep 10, 2015 1:55 PM
roddy in dawson cemetery
I added a Roddy
Added by Bobby on Aug 17, 2015 8:32 PM
RE: Leonce Rodriguez - Ronald Forrest
and they very well are buried there. there were a lot of fairly recent with only the funeral home markers and some i could not read..sorry i couldnt find them
Added by Bobby on Aug 17, 2015 8:32 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: William and Rita Roddy

You're very welcome. Let me know if I can be of further help.
Added by Joseph Mann on Aug 07, 2015 3:36 PM
Chip Landry
RE: Sadie Mae Robillard Olinde
You are welcome to keep him since she and he are a matched pair. If it had not been for your photo request neither of us would have found him.
Added by Chip Landry on Jul 27, 2015 10:11 PM
Chip Landry
RE: Sadie Mae Robillard Olinde
I was going to add him but had to take my wife somewhere--good for you.
Added by Chip Landry on Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM
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