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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: William Gibson
Happy to help.

Val Bormanis
Added by vb8912 on Jun 23, 2017 5:24 AM
Ed Rhodes
Are you aware of any O'Briens that have had their DNA tested? I'm working with a lady who is supposed to be a descendant of Joseph B. from Natchez, through his son Frank, but is questioning the link because of things she has been told and questionable information she's found. You can email me direct at
Added by Ed Rhodes on Jan 19, 2017 8:04 AM
RE: John Lambert
Thank you!
Added by LBH on Jan 10, 2017 7:10 PM
Kerry McKillip
P.S. I thought it interesting that you married an O'Brien. The Housiaux descendants married into the O'Brien's of Wyoming, in fact 2 Housiaux sisters married 2 O'Brien brothers.
Added by Kerry McKillip on Nov 13, 2016 2:07 PM
Kerry McKillip
Joseph Housiaux, husband of Marie Cecelia Roddy
Hello! Love the article on genealogists. I am in Wyoming, researching the Housiaux lineage. I was wondering why Joseph was omitted? Is there a discrepancy?
Please feel free to gaze at my online tree.
Thank you for any help clearing this up.
Added by Kerry McKillip on Nov 13, 2016 2:05 PM
M Brown
RE: James Patrick Lawless
Princess tell me this is not true. I heard she was improving? Since everyone has been dealing with the flooding we got involved with that. Has it been put on facebook yet? Love, Margaret
Added by M Brown on Aug 25, 2016 1:52 PM
RE: Noble Joseph LeBlanc [
I was thrilled to be able to help!
Added by mbc on Aug 20, 2016 7:24 PM
RE: Elizabeth Anaise Gregoire Rodriguez
awwww shucks, you know I am always happy to help
Added by Bobby on Jul 22, 2016 5:12 PM
RE: Belton Odell Roddy
If your Belton Odell Roddy was first married to Penola Gowan (sister to my great-uncle) and have Elroy Roddy, James R. Roddy and Juanita Florence Roddy from that marriage and then married Onoree Gibson and had Frances, Josephine, Peggy and Carolyn, then his parents are: Marion Benjamin RODDY and Frances Elizabeth BISHOP. Marion Benjamin RODDY's parents were Thomas Tinsley RODDY and Lucinda Henrietta KNIGHT. Thomas was the son of Nimrod B. Roddy and Susannah Pridmore.

Have you done DNA yet? I have and I am shown as being descended from Nimrod B. Roddy through his son, William Pinckney Roddy.

Do you have a tree on If you do, you are welcome to go to my tree called "Palmetto Pedigrees". If you have a tree online, would it be okay to look at your line. Just send me the name of your tree. I have only recent put my tree online and am adapting it to standards as of this time. So, if you see something you question, please let me know. I guess we are cousins. After I see your info, I can add it to my tree and can get out connections going.

Loved hearing from you cuz!
Rhita Wood Covello
Charleston, SC
Added by Rhita_in_SC on Jul 22, 2016 12:50 PM
RE: Bill Wheatley
Thanks so much!
Added by RRH on Jul 11, 2016 2:20 PM
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