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Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday's Photo: Fun in NYC

Doris Staubach and a statue at Audubon Terrace - Oct. 1950

When this posts, I will be on my way to NYC for a few days so thought that a few NYC photos would be appropriate. 

These photos of my mother-in-law, Doris Staubach Quinn and her friends, were taken at Audubon Terrace in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan - not far from Doris' home on West 153rd Street. 

Doris wrote, "Madelyn, Me, and Nancy - Fall 1950"
Doris wrote, "MaryLou, Nancy, Me - Fall 1950"
Nancy, October 1950
Doris wrote, "Madelyn, me, Mary Lou  October 1950"
Nancy, Madelyn, Mary Lou
Mary Lou - October 1950


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Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday's Photo - Three Civil War Soldiers

Isn't this a fabulous picture! It's not mine, but from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. She was the great-granddaughter of Joseph B. Bryan. It's not marked, but I can am going to assume that these men are from or at least lived near Bienville Parish, Louisiana. 

This could be three of the Bryan brothers. Tilman, Joseph, and Terrell Bryan fought in different units. James was in the home guard. Or, maybe some of the Regan brothers - the three oldest died in the war. Catharine Amanda Bryan's husband, James C. Watts fought for a year. James Pittman, husband of Georgia Ann Frances Bryan, died on the battlefield. Thomas Jefferson Martin, future son-in-law of Joseph Bryan, also served. Then you have Hammetts, Wimberly's, Albrittons, and many other in-laws and friends. So many possibilities!!

Are there any other Bryan descendants with photos from the Civil War? If so, let's share and compare. 


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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014 and September 14, 2014. Used with permission.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Good Things Come To Those Who Blog!

A dead computer and a busy work schedule kept me away from my blogging for the last three weeks, but that didn't stop the continual stream of good things from appearing in my mail.

I have heard genealogy blogs referred to as "cousin bait." Both my website and blog have netted me a good number of new found cousins, but I receive good things from both family and non-family members.

Here are three of the good things I received in the last few weeks.

Danny M. wrote to tell me in the 1970s his family had lived a house featured on my blog (and once owned by my great - uncle, Charles Giddens). He labeled my photo and I learned a little more about the house. Click here to see more about the house. 

Second cousin Jane sent me candlesticks painted by my father's first cousin, Laura Wylie - affectionately known as "feather girl" on my blog. Thank you, Jane!

For more about Laura read the posts below. 

Two weeks ago, Google sent me an alert. My name was newly posted on the Internet.  A click took me to the Clare Champion, a newspaper published in County Clare, Ireland and an article about Kinvara (in County Galway) during the War of Independence. My husband's grandfather, William Joseph Quinn, was a member of the Kinvara Volunteers and his service was written about in the Clare Champion along with the information found in my blog. Click here to read the story. 

Here are nine posts about William Joseph Quinn's service during the War of Independence. 


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