During my many trips to Texas researching David Kokernot: Rogue Soldier of the Texas Revolution, I sometimes carried a flatbed scanner in order to make a quality copy of a photo without asking the owner to loan it to me. They were often one-of-a-kind originals held in the family album of a Kokernot descendant. Some ultimately found their way into the book; some did not. Altogether I gathered only five images of L.M. Kokernot, David and Caroline’s older son. Here they are:
This is the earliest image I have of L.M., taken probably on the occasion of his marriage to Sarah Littlefield in 1866.
Other than the name “LM Kokernot” and the Washburn’s imprint, there is nothing on this photo or in family knowledge to suggest its occasion. Clearly LM visited New Orleans, the city of his birth and the home of several first cousins. The man standing is likely his cousin Alexander Kokernot, one year younger than LM.
The best quality photo I have of LM, but like the rest, its occasion is unknown.
L.M. was widely known as a lover of horses.
L.M. in old age. He died in 1914 and is buried at his homesite at Big HIll, Gonzales County, Texas.