Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Relatives With Facial Hair

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, 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 collections.

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 1900-1910, in Putnam, Connecticut, when James was elderly.

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


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6 comments:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Randy - Here is my post:

https://graveyardrabbitofsanduskybay.blogspot.com/2018/02/great-great-grandpa-charles-steens.html

What a fun SNGF !!

Lisa Gorrell said...

I don't have many ancestors with facial hair (that I know of) but here's one of my grandfather when he grew out one for a contest.

https://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/2018/02/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-relatives.html

Janice Sellers said...

All the ancestors with beards I could find photos of were great-great-grandfathers.

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2018/02/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-relatives.html

Marian B. Wood said...

I have a wonderful photo I call "The Young Man with the Mustache." I don't know his full name, but I can tell by his face that part of my Birck/Birk/Berk/Burk/Berg family, from Gargzdai, Lithuania. http://climbingmyfamilytree.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-young-man-with-mustache.html

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my family with facial hair - and Dave's, too. https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2018/02/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-men-with-facial-hair/

Nancy said...

I'm late but I'm in, Randy. Here's the link to my post: http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-mustaches-my-great-grandfathers-wore.html.

Both of your ancestors look very distinguished but in different ways. Your James Richman looks like he could have been a professor or a minister.