#2. This Post will focus on our greatgrandmother Mary Emmaline Hess Shepard aka "Little
Mommy." Mary was born 23 January 1873 in Russell County,VA. She was the 2nd child
born to Henry David Hess and Julia Ann West Hess. On 20 February 1889, Mary married
George Aught Shepard. George and Mary lived on Kent's Ridge (up Little River) in Russell
County,VA. Their only child Leona Alice Shepard was born here on 19 February 1890 and on 20
January 1909, at the age of 19, she married Archie Graham Duff. They had twelve children - 10
boys and 2 girls. Until next time.......