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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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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
Bobby
RE: Anne Roddy
I found a bunch of Roddy`s yesterday
Added by Bobby on Jul 12, 2015 1:01 PM
Henry French Brownlee
RE: Marian Desselle Roddy
I enjoy having something to do. I am currently working transcribing and photographing the Holy Rosary Cemetery (Houma). I have done the Magnolia and Terrebonne Memorial Park cemeteries. I have previously done the Bayou Blue Presbyterian, St. Louis, New Hope, Rogers and Matherne cemeteries. My books on these are in the Terrebonne Main Library. (The Terrebonne Memorial Park one is probably not back from the binder's yet.)
I will continue to do this as long as I am able. It has been rather warm lately, so my present work is going slowly!
Added by Henry French Brownlee on Jul 06, 2015 10:23 AM
Bobby
RE: David Roddy
Welcome i found 3 Roddy`s down there
Added by Bobby on Jul 06, 2015 9:23 AM
*SWM*
RE: Zoe Eudora McGowan Taylor
I'm pretty sure this is the same person. Zoe is part of my husband's family tree. I do not have any personal knowledge of her or her family. I'm including the information I have in my notes for her. Would you like me to transfer her memorial to you or link her to her second husband? Sheila

World Connect Tree - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lcowenvv&id=I25967

ID: I25967
Name: Zoe Eudora McGowen
Given Name: Zoe Eudora
Surname: McGowen
Sex: F
Birth: 8 SEP 1887 in Hinds, Mississippi, United States

Father: Hugh Augustus McGowen b: 29 JUL 1860 in Byram, Hinds, Mississippi, United States
Mother: Josephine Cinderella King b: 12 FEB 1861 in Byram, Hinds, Mississippi, United States

Marriage 1 Charles Taylor b: 7 NOV 1886 in Stonewall, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States
Death: 1 MAR 1914
Married: 12 NOV 1905 in Hinds, Mississippi, United States
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Familysearch.org - Mississippi Marriage Index

Name: Charles Taylor
Spouse's Name: Zoe E. Mcgowen
Event Date: 12 Nov 1905
Event Place: Hinds, Mississippi
Added by *SWM* on Jul 01, 2015 7:28 PM
Sharon Soileau
RE: Anez LeBlanc Comeaux
So glad I was able to do it.
-Sharon
Added by Sharon Soileau on Jun 16, 2015 9:30 AM
ESJ
RE: Richard Roddy
You are very welcome! Nancy
Added by ESJ on May 14, 2015 8:58 PM
gisworqer
RE: Betty Jean Roddy Fitch
I don't know whether she is still alive but I didn't find an obituary when I took the photo a while back. So I hesitated to create a record. ( I photographed the whole section, so I already had the picture in my files!)
Added by gisworqer on May 12, 2015 6:35 PM
Chip Landry
RE: Roddy Memorials
I was adding some memorials to several different cemeteries this evening and one of the additions was Father Delacroix who is buried under the cathedral building and noticed your posts. I just wanted to make sure they got to the correct cemetery so people wouldn't go looking in the wrong location.
Thank you very much for your very quick reply.
I am still working on the Roddy's for you so don't give up hope.
Added by Chip Landry on May 10, 2015 9:04 PM
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