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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday ... Old Family Photos

Treasure Chest Thursday - Old Family Photos

The New England Historic Genealogical Society's weekly newsletter includes a survey. This weeks question was regarding how many generations back (starting with parents) do you have photographs, portraits, or other visual images of at least one person in your direct line?

My answer is 3nd great-grandparents. This is one of those things that I never really thought much about but sure am glad I took the time to day to gather this information.

Like most of you, I have pictures of both of my parents and all four of my grandparents.

I also have pictures of all of my 8 great-grandparents and 11 of my 16 gg grandparents and 8 of my 32 great great great grandparents

There are people with more photos but this seems like it might be better than average numbers.

Great Great Grandparents

John Henderson Zion

1831 - 1920

Mary Cassell Zion
1831 - 1919

Flavious Millsap and Anna Woodmanseen Millsap
1832 -1910 1841 -1904

John Henry Coleman and Alta Cheuvront Coleman with children
1839 -1922 1848 - 1937

Dwight Henry Day and Betsy Anderson Day
1829 - 1913 1838 - 1938

Betsy Eddington Lockwood on the far right pictured with her is daughter Carrie grandson William Day and great granddaughter my Aunt Daisy. I have a big picture of this hanging on my bedroom wall.

1842 - 1924

Patrick Gallaher/Gallagher and Joanna Riordan Gallaher/Gallagher
1838 -1898 1833 - 1902

Great great great grandparents

Bella Millsap

1797 - 1885

James White Woodmansee and Rachel Hanner Woodmansee
1817 - 1898 1819 - 1889

Elic ( Alexander ) Coleman and Mary Beiler Coleman

1805 - 1873 1806 - 1884

Lemuel Chevront and Mary ( Polly ) ( Rouse) Chevront

1812 -1896 1813 - 1904

Harriet Carpenter

1811 - 1908

That is what I have found so far of my ancestors thanks to my family, exended family I have found on the internet and thanks to http://www.ancestry.com/ and all those who freely share their photos.

How about you? How far are you able to go back with family photos? Thanks for stopping by... Hope that you will take a moment and look at some of my past postings on my family. Because of this blog I have found new family members.


  1. Another good place to look for family photos is on FindAGrave.com. I have posted many myself and I have seen hundreds of others.

  2. That is a great idea. I search there for grave stones and find them. You never know you may find a picture also. thanks for your comment