|Johnny Harrell researching with genealogist |
It delights my heart to see one of the descendants of Alexander and Emma Mead Harrell wanting to know his family history. Johnny walked out of the Amite City Courthouse with great appreciation for his paternal great grandmother Emma. He learned so much about her and the legacy she left him. Johnny is the first male descendant that has researched the Harrell family history with me.
Emma Mead Harrell was the widow of Alexander Harrell. In 1924 she purchased land in Tangipahoa Parish from the U.S. House of Representatives from the Louisiana's 6th District. A Democrat, Kemp won the 1924 primary election for the 6th District seat and was unopposed in the general election. His wife was named Esther Edwards Conner, known as "Lallie" Kemp. She passed away in 1943, she was appointed in 1937 by Governor Richard Leche to the Louisiana Hospital Board. She was honored by naming of the medical center, a critical access hospital, in Independence, LA.
|Bolivar E. Kemp|
Member of the U.S. House
of Representative from
Louisiana's 6th District
For the consideration of the price and sum of three hundred and no/100 ($300.00) dollars cash in hand. The witnesses were Lorina L. Ponder, Carroll Buck.
I'm so happy to know that I'm walking in the footprints that my great grandmother left to her descendants. If only I can get others in the family to take interest in their family history.