Thursday, July 29, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Asher Slemmons & Martha Franklin

Extra! Extra! See your extra bonus!

Today you get an extra bonus. Again my aunt has sooooo many pictures that I thought I would double up on the postings.

Here is a picture that is GREAT! From the definition found on the Daguerrotype FAQ page of the Dagurreian Society website I believe it to be an ambrotype photograph. The pictures are of Asher Slemmons and Martha Susan Franklin.

Here is the outside of the case:
And what it looks like opened up:

Here is a close-up of the left side:
This is Asher Slemmons, my great-great grandfather and he looks pretty young here. He was born 22 Mar 1821 in Barren County, Kentucky.

A close-up of the right side:
This is Martha Susan Franklin, my great-great grandmother, and like Asher she looks very young here. Martha was born 26 Aug 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee, the daughter of Richard T Franklin and Mary Thompson.

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Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons Album pages 14 - 15

Please, please, please everyone calm downTalk to the hand. Here is the next edition of the Slemmons Photo Album!Applause I know everyone is just chomping at the bit to see what is coming up next....Hee heeHee!Hee! Sorry folks again I just couldn't resist.

Anyway, here are the next pages to the Slemmons Album that I have been posting. This week you get an extra bonus, because there was a post card placed in between two pages. I am calling the post card page 14 a.

Here are pages 14, 14 a & 15:

Page 14:
The paper label has "Zella Williams, sister of Zora Williams" Zora and Zella are daughters of Dudley Williams and Mary Susan Slemmons. As you may remember last week's posting had Zella's sister, Zora Williams, as a baby and as a teenager. That posting is found here. Zella Williams was born 3 Mar 1884 and the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Slemmons, daughter of Asher and Martha, and her husband Dudley W. Williams. Zella never married and died in 1960.

And of course here is a closer look at Zella:

Here is page 15 and I won't have a close-up of it as it is already pretty close:
This is a picture that I call the "two Fannie's". As you can read, it has Fannie Slemmons, who later married John William Barton, and Fannie Munday, who later married William Yates. The two Fannie's are sitting on either side of Martha Susan Franklin Slemmons, who is my great-great grandmother.

Here is 14a:
As the card reads this is a family picture of Dudley Williams, his wife Mary Susan Slemmons and their daughters, Zella Susan Williams and Zora Slemmons Williams. The photographers studio is Buell & Wife Marrowbone, Kentucky. As in previous postings, Marrowbone is in Cumberland County, Kentucky where they lived.

And lastly here is a close-up of 14a:
See ya next week!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons Album pages 12 - 13

This week continues the postings from the Slemmons album that my aunt owns. 

Today's offering is from pages 12 & 13:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons album pages 10 - 11

I'mmmm back with more pages of the Slemmons photo album. As I have said in past postings, these are digital pictures that I have taken of a photo album my aunt owns.

Today's pages are 10 & 11:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Proud to be a DAR member

It's times like now that I am so proud to be a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution!

I'm sitting at home in Louisville and watching the goings on at the National Congress in Washington DC.....on my computer! They are streaming it live on their website....AWESOME!

This is in addition to the announcement they made this morning. What was the announcement, you ask? Well, this morning they (DAR) announced that starting today a record copy of Nationally approved applications can be paid for (with a credit card of course) and downloaded immediately from their website. WOW! No waiting, no mailings, no waiting, no paying postage, no waiting, no having to write a check (mom what are those?)...did I mention no waiting?

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Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons album pages 8 - 9

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the pictures of the Slemmons Photo Album...guess which daytime drama I grew up watchin'! Sorry but I get bored with the same thing over and over. Anyway, as I posted in previous weeks, I have taken digital pictures of a photo album that my aunt owns.

So here are pages 8 - 9:

The close up of page 8, the page on the left, is here:
The paper label at the bottom states: "Mrs J. W. Munday and 3 youngest sons Carl Twyman Munday, Earl Franklin and Hermon Owen. Mother and brothers of Richard S Munday." I know my aunt has told me that his mother made a photo album for everyone of her boys to have when they got married. From the wording at the bottom of this page and through out the album, it appears she made the wording personal to the son that was receiving the album in which she was writing.

Here is an even closer look at this picture:
Carl Twyman Munday was born 16 Jun 1895, Earl Franklin Munday was born 17 Oct 1898 and Hermon Oren Munday was born 24 February 1903, all in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. In this picture Hermon looks to be from 1 year to 18 months old. (Totally guessing) So I think a good date to put on this picture would be around 1905.

The right hand side page or page 9:
The information written at the bottom states: "Mr & Mrs Williams, Summer Shade, Kentucky[.] Susan (Slemmons) Williams, a cousin of Mrs. Emily Munday" Susan Eavens Slemmons was born 7 April 1864. She was the daughter of Washington Slemmons and Elizabeth F. Brown. Washington was the brother to Asher Slemmons. According to the 1900 Metcalfe County, Kentucky Census Susan E Williams, age 36 was the wife of L. Williams, age 62. They have been married 6 years and have 2 children: Nelie B. age 2 and O. F. age 5.

And lastly here is a closer look at Mr & Mrs Williams:
The photographers information states: "A. Rapp Extra Finish Glasgow, KY"

I didn't realize how little information I had on Susan until I started writing this posting. But thanks to it I was able to get a little more information on her.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday - Cousins, Cousins everywhere

I just had to drop a note to let it be known that in the past two days I have found 4 new cousins on the Slemmons family! WooHoo!

The new cousins are from sea to shining sea! hee!hee! One in California and the other three in Texas, I think. The contacts are still so new that I don't have all of the locations down yet. ;)

I am always excited to find new cousins. If there are any others out there please send me an email.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Madness Monday - which is more frustrating?

OK I have a question that I would like to ask and I think it ties into the Madness Monday theme.

In your opinion, which is more frustrating?

1) Not having a picture of an ancestor that lived into the years that pictures were being taken?


2) Having a copy of a 1930's letter stating that the writer will be sending a copy of a picture of her great-grandmother (my 3rd great grandmother) to the recipient of the letter, however, now no one in the family has the picture, knew it existed or can imagine what happened to it?

I sometimes wonder if it's better to know that it never existed than to know that it had lasted from before 1878 (that's when the 3rd great-grandmother died) all the way until the 1930's and now can't be found. Houdini would be proud!  Poof, what picture?

Any thoughts?

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Fantastic Friday – William Bailey Tharp, Sr

I totally made up the category for today, but I figured might as well everyone else does. ;)

Anyway, I  thought I would post a picture from my father's side of the family. You know give them their time "in the spotlight."

In a previous posting called Earlier Researchers, I stated that if it weren’t for previous researchers I wouldn't have nearly as much information on my families as I do now.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Slemmons album pages 6-7

Here is another installment of my Slemmons Photo Album. As I posted last week I have taken digital pictures of a photo album that my aunt owns. These are pages 6 & 7 of the album.


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