Jonnie Embree

Jonnie Embree's tombstone

Jonnie Embree

John and Henrietta’s son, Jonnie, makes only a brief appearance in her diary. Born in 1859, Jonnie arrived about the same time as Aggie’s own infant daughter, Ellen. With the care of her infant taking much of her time, Henrietta’s diary entries become more sparse but also chronicle her own increasing ill health. His death in November of 1862 occured only 8 month before Henrietta’s. There is a single, faded photographic image of Jonnie in the collection at the Center of American History, showing a plump infant staring at the camera, held around the middle, most likely by the hand of his mother.

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