Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestors with Facial Hair

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!


Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!) , is to:

1)  This week we're going to look for men's facial hair in our photograph collection.

2)  Find one or more photographs of men in your ancestral families that have facial hair - a mustache and/or a beard.  

3)  Show the photograph if you have it and tell us a bit about the person shown.   If you don't have a digital photograph, please describe the man and his facial hair the best you can.

4)  Write your own blog post, or a comment to this blog post, or a comment on Facebook or Google+.

Here's mine:

1)  Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) is my second great-grandfather, born in Jefferson County, New York and died in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska.  I have two photos of him with facial hair.  Here is the best "formal" photograph:

This photo was taken in Concordia, Kansas between 1875 and 1885.  Devier was a livery business owner, horse trader and land speculator in his adult years.  I think that is probably a buggy whip in his right hand.  

2)  James Richman (1821-1912) is my second great-grandfather, born in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, and died in Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.  Here is a photograph of James with a white beard:

This photograph was taken in about 1890-1900, in Putnam, Connecticut, when James was elderly.

3)  I have several ancestors who had mustaches - I'll save them for another time.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


Dorene from Ohio said...

Here is my post, Randy:

Carrie Smith said...

Great Idea! Here's Mine:

Beverly McGowan Norman said...

Here's mine Randy

Bill West said...

Here's mine: