We thank Dr. Chris Cenac for pointing out some content of his book Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah: Bayou Terrebonne: Legacies of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana and for his kind permission to use it for this section. The Philanthropist Robert Ruffin Barrow was one of the largest landowners in the south before the Civil War. He owned […]
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In 1856 my Great Great Grandfather Robert Ruffin (RR) Barrow Sr. persuaded Jacques Amans to paint an almost life-size portrait of his wife Volumnia Washington Hunley Barrow (sister of the famous confederate submarine Captain Horace Hunley) and their daughter Volumnia Roberta. Self-portrait of Jacques Amans, 1845 The portrait now hangs in Volumnia House on Volumnia […]
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