John Richard Barron & Family

The photo

In the library at Many LA, I came across a document regarding the family I'm researching. The document has the name list to a picture taken of the family of John Richard Barron. It was left by his daughter, Aylean Barron Barnhill. It left me wishing I had the photo that went with it. Years later, I found myself in possession of that exact photo. It was in a batch of photos that my grandmother, Annie Melvie Dean Barron, had left behind.

The photo was taken at the home place of John Richard Barron and his wife, Emma Jane Keen Barron, in the Mitchell/Oak Grove/Converse area of Sabine Parish, Louisiana. The list refers to 1924, but due to ages of babies in the photo, I place the year as 1925. The property is no longer in the family, but there is still a Barron Family Reunion being held the first Saturday in June at the Oak Grove Baptist Church between Converse and Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish.

Of significance to me is my grandfather, Henry Duncan Barron, pictured holding my aunt Bertha Jane Barron as an infant. One reason I ruled out 1924 as the date of the picture, is Bertha was not born until January of 1925. Her mother died in child birth. If not for the death of Henry's first wife, he would not have later married his second wife, my grandmother. His sister Babe helped raise his children when they were small.

Hazel Virginia Brown (#1 front row) July 13, 1918
Hazel Virginia Brown (#1 front row) July 13, 1918
Rosa Emma Barron (#2 front row) July 01, 1918
Rosa Emma Barron (#2 front row) July 01, 1918
Minnie Mildred Barron (#3 front row) March 19, 1920
Minnie Mildred Barron (#3 front row) March 19, 1920
Frances Marguerite Barnhill (#4 front row) February 12, 1920
Frances Marguerite Barnhill (#4 front row) February 12, 1920
Dorothy Elizabeth Barron (#5 front row) December 31, 1919
Dorothy Elizabeth Barron (#5 front row) December 31, 1919
John Powell Barron (#6 front row) November 07, 1922
John Powell Barron (#6 front row) November 07, 1922
George Douglas Barron (#7 front row) August 29, 1922
George Douglas Barron (#7 front row) August 29, 1922
Emma Corrine Barron (#1 second row) August 06, 1920-May 31, 2004--  Henry Duncan Barron (#2 second row) July 11, 1894-January 08, 1957-- Bertha Jane Barron (#3 second row) January 03, 1925-July 1987
Emma Corrine Barron (#1 second row) August 06, 1920-May 31, 2004-- Henry Duncan Barron (#2 second row) July 11, 1894-January 08, 1957-- Bertha Jane Barron (#3 second row) January 03, 1925-July 1987
Henry Duncan Barron,Jr (#4 second row) May 02, 1922-March 29, 2007
Henry Duncan Barron,Jr (#4 second row) May 02, 1922-March 29, 2007
Madeline Estelle Barron (#5 second row) December 22, 1916
Madeline Estelle Barron (#5 second row) December 22, 1916
Manell Aylean  Barron (#6 second row) February 17, 1917
Manell Aylean Barron (#6 second row) February 17, 1917
Leroy Percy Brown (#7 second row) August 21, 1916
Leroy Percy Brown (#7 second row) August 21, 1916
John Richard Barron (#1 seated in the middle) December 19, 1865-October 23, 1939
John Richard Barron (#1 seated in the middle) December 19, 1865-October 23, 1939
Ray Lawton Barron (#2 seated in the middle) February 18, 1912-September 01, 1929
Ray Lawton Barron (#2 seated in the middle) February 18, 1912-September 01, 1929
Emma Jane Keen (#3 seated in the middle) August 28, 1867-October 24, 1945
Emma Jane Keen (#3 seated in the middle) August 28, 1867-October 24, 1945
Prentice Devon Brown (#1 3rd & 4th row) August 24, 1912
Prentice Devon Brown (#1 3rd & 4th row) August 24, 1912
Preston Barron (#2 3rd & 4th row) May 02, 1899-September 16, 1969
Preston Barron (#2 3rd & 4th row) May 02, 1899-September 16, 1969
Gladys Zell Patrick (#3 3rd & 4th row) August 30, 1901-June 19, 1927-- Patrick Richard Barron (#4 3rd & 4th row) December 06, 1924
Gladys Zell Patrick (#3 3rd & 4th row) August 30, 1901-June 19, 1927-- Patrick Richard Barron (#4 3rd & 4th row) December 06, 1924
Nancy Elizabeth Barron (#5 3rd & 4th row) December 20, 1890-December 26, 1979
Nancy Elizabeth Barron (#5 3rd & 4th row) December 20, 1890-December 26, 1979
Della Hicks (#6 3rd & 4th row) June 08, 1900-January 14, 1985
Della Hicks (#6 3rd & 4th row) June 08, 1900-January 14, 1985
Vernon Powell Barron (#7 3rd & 4th row) October 11, 1896-January 24, 1976
Vernon Powell Barron (#7 3rd & 4th row) October 11, 1896-January 24, 1976
Frances Irene Barron (#8 3rd & 4th row) February 19, 1906-October 09, 2003-- Marjorie Othell Davis (#9 3rd & 4th row) August 28, 1924
Frances Irene Barron (#8 3rd & 4th row) February 19, 1906-October 09, 2003-- Marjorie Othell Davis (#9 3rd & 4th row) August 28, 1924
Benjamin Franklin Barron (#10 3rd & 4th row) July 16, 1909-March 18, 2005
Benjamin Franklin Barron (#10 3rd & 4th row) July 16, 1909-March 18, 2005
Mabel Isolene Brown (#11 3rd & 4th row) June 10, 1914
Mabel Isolene Brown (#11 3rd & 4th row) June 10, 1914
Tesla H.Barnhill (#12 3rd & 4th row) June 25, 1901-December 14, 1965-- Melvie Jeanette Barnhill (#13 3rd & 4th row) August 28, 1922
Tesla H.Barnhill (#12 3rd & 4th row) June 25, 1901-December 14, 1965-- Melvie Jeanette Barnhill (#13 3rd & 4th row) August 28, 1922
Mary Aylean Barron (#14 3rd & 4th row) January 16, 1904-June 17, 1997
Mary Aylean Barron (#14 3rd & 4th row) January 16, 1904-June 17, 1997
Mabel Butler (#15 3rd & 4th row) June 10, 1886-October 11, 1974
Mabel Butler (#15 3rd & 4th row) June 10, 1886-October 11, 1974
Jesse Aaron Barron (#16 3rd & 4th row) May 30, 1889-January 01, 1960-- Julia Martha Barron (#17 3rd & 4th row) June 08, 1923
Jesse Aaron Barron (#16 3rd & 4th row) May 30, 1889-January 01, 1960-- Julia Martha Barron (#17 3rd & 4th row) June 08, 1923
Property where the house was and the photo was taken; Northwest quarter of Section 32, Twp. 10 North, Range 12 West, less two acres more or less owned by the Spring Creek Baptist Church, situated in Sabine Parish Louisiana.
Property where the house was and the photo was taken; Northwest quarter of Section 32, Twp. 10 North, Range 12 West, less two acres more or less owned by the Spring Creek Baptist Church, situated in Sabine Parish Louisiana.

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