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Friday, March 9, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY ~ FACIAL HAIR

Facial hair is the focus of this week’s SepiaSaturday.

My father and grandfather's were clean shaven but go back a couple of generations and I have some pretty hairy relatives.


This is John W Zion my great great grandfather born on 28 November 1831 in Indiana
and died on the 22nd of April1920 in Missouri.  He married Mary Cassell  and is related to me on my fathers side of the family.



This is Flavious Millsap with his wife Anna Woodmansee. Flavious was born on the 10 November1832 in Indiania and died on the 10 of April 1910 in Syracus Kansas. He is my great great grandfather on my father's side.

On my mother's side of the family we have more hairy great great grandfather's


This is Dwight Henry Day my great grand grandfather. He was born the 7th of August 1829 in New York and died on the 30 of June 1913 in Hammond Minnesota.


One more great great grandfather is Patrick Gallagher who was born in Ireland in 1830 and died on the 3rd of January 1898 in LaCrosse Wisconsin


Hope that you have enjoyed meeting some of my great great grandfather's hairy faces. Take a peek at others on Sepia Saturday postings by clicking link at top of the page. Grace

15 comments:

  1. Well, I certainly did enjoy taking a look at everybody! Thanks for sharing your family with us.

    Kathy M.

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  2. I think John Zion and Flavious Millsap could get work as Santa. Isn't it wonderful having photos from so far back?

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  3. Everyone tends to look the same when half their face is covered with hair.

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  4. You had a hirsute group of ancestors. The only beard I've seen in our family was on my eldest brother when he was in the Fleet Air Arm (Navy) during WWII.

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  5. Grace, such a great account and memories of your bearded ancestors. I also like their names, especially "Flavious". The photos are also in good nick for the time they have been around.

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  6. Yes I love the name Flavious and his middle name is Armenious. I keep kidding my boys that I should of named them after him. Flavious Armenious Millsap now that is a handle to live by.

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  7. Patrick Gallagher has a very minor beard compared to the others. Nice family of beards.

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  8. I'm just amazed that you have these wonderful old photos of your relatives and they're in such perfect condition.
    Nancy

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  9. Wonderful to find so many beards amongst your family photos, and what fine examples they are. I agree, the names are interesting too.

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  10. I've always laughed when the man's hair is much darker and the beard so white. This is a lovely post of your family photos, thanks.

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  11. Great group of hairy ancestors - the first one looks like there was probably a very good looking man under all that hair!

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  12. You have some spectacular beards in your photos. None of my lot come anywhere close, Grace - a couple of measly moustaches was all I could come up with! Jo :-)

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  13. I recently found an old newspaper clipping in a box of family photos belonging to my uncle that showed my great-great-greatgrandfather standing on a street corner with a group of men in Scotland in 1875. I was stunned to find that 100 years later I was standing on the same street corner. He had HUGE gray muttonchops. I on the other hand don't.

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  14. I have two copies of your first picture -- one by itself, and another as a framed photo sitting on a parlor table in a family portrait. He is my 2nd great grandfather. I have his name as John Henderson Zion. I'm related through his daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Zion) Creveling.

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