Notes from the past…


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Sentimental Sunday: 1958 edition!

the fam

This photo is from my Mom’s old red photo album, ca 1958. How do I know the date? That scrawny little baby in the middle is me!

I’m not 100% sure of who everyone is here, but I’ll try (Hey Kerry, if you see this, is that you and your Mom & Dad?)…

Far left standing: my Uncle Troy and my brother Ricky

Standing right: my Aunt Kathy, my great-uncle Bill and my grandmother

Sitting: my grandfather Miles Francis Stanley II, my Aunt Jan, my brother Terry (child), my Mom, me (scrawny baby), my great-grandmother Marie Carrico Kennedy Stanley, my cousin Kerry, my great-aunt Hattie


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Amanuensis Monday: J F Kennedy Parole of Honor

John F Kennedy Military #27

I hereby pledge my parole of honor as
a prisoner of war, that I will with out
delay proceed to Chicago, Illinois and will
render my professional services to the officers of
the Confederate Service now prisoners at that place
and will not leave Chicago Illinois nor furnish
any or information to the enemies of the Federal
Government of the United States until duly
exchanged
J F Kennedy
Surg: 14th Miss Regt

Witness
A Bockee Lieut ?? DC U. S. A.

St Louis March 4th 1862

Duplicate

John F Kennedy, MD (10 Jun 1826- 10 Sep 1867) was my third great-granduncle, the oldest of three physician-sons (John, Sydney and Nathan) of John and Harriett Kennedy of Sumter County, Alabama. All three served as surgeons with the Confederacy during the Civil War. Afterwards, Dr Kennedy settled in Lauderdale, Mississippi, where he may have committed suicide in 1867. He is buried at Lauderdale Cemetery.