Dr. Alexander Peden Stennis (1817-1862), who with wife Charity Virginia Gracey Knox, and their first three children came from Gwinnett County, Georgia, to Peden Community (Smyrna Church) in 1843. Their children were: Dr. William Knox, Margaret Elizabeth, John Dudley, Rebecca Eliza, Dr. Samuel DeBerry, Robert, Mary Adeline, Hampton Howell Sr. (father of John C. Stennis and T. Lawrence Stennis), and Dr. James Alexander.
Dr. Alexander Peden Stennis
John C. Stennis as a boy in Kipling, 1908
Ruby Laura Davis Stennis, age three, grandmother of Martha Jane Stennis.
Luke Davis's graduation picture from Mississippi A & M. Luke lived in the Blackwater Community and was Sam Davis Stennis' uncle.
Sally McWilliams Davis of the Blackwater Community at age 16. She is the great grandmother of Martha Jane Stennis.
Left to right: Dorothy Stennis, Addie Bounds Ross (grandmother), Lamar Stennis (brother to Dorothy), Hallie Swearingen, Raymond E. Swearingen and their mother Madge Ross Swearingen in front of T. A. and Helen Ross Stennis' home.
From "Kemper County, Mississippi - A Pictorial History", placed here with permission by the Kemper County Historical Commission.
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