February 28, 2015

How Sharing Photos On Ancestry Can Be Successful Cousin Bait

Jefferson Davis and Emma King Morrison

John Holmes 1784 - 1875

Quite some time ago I posted a photo of the grave of my 4th Great Grandfather John Holmes to Ancestry and attached it to his profile. I usually try to note who has given me a picture, but right this moment I can find who that was in my records. Still, it’s a great picture (albeit of a couple gravestones) of John’s descendants and/or relatives. My comment on Ancestry read as such:

2013 – I’m not sure who the ladies and child are in the picture. 2014 – (Sarah) Malinda Edgemon next to Great-grandfather John Holmes’ grave in Tenn. Also Cordie and Herschel Morrison in background

How odd then, that almost a year later to the day, a comment was left on the photo saying this:

You are right about the people in the picture. Herschel Morrison’s daughter is still with us and identified the people as the same.

Can you believe it? That little boy named Herschel in the photo (c. 1875) has a daughter still living!

That’s not all. As I did a quick search to fill in some of Herschel Morrison’s dates, locations, etc., I found this picture below that I never thought I would see. It’s labeled as:

Holmes, Morrison, Roane TN

4 generations each one is the others uncle commencing with J.R. Holmes

NOW, I’m going to have to contact my cousin J Bogart and ask her which one was J(ames) R(egister) Holmes!

Next, I found another picture my Bogart cousin had posted and she said it had written on the back

(on back) Cemetary [sic] Where all relatives are buried in Tenn. Frank, Cordie, Malinda & Elie Edgemon, Uncle Jim Holmes & his folks

Shiloah Cemetery, Roane TN

I’m sorry the photos in this post look rather small. The originals are very large and I had to choose this size to fit my blog format. I do think you can click on them to get them full-sized. Or, you can email me and I can share the files that way too. This cemetery picture is probably a different view on the same day, but I can’t be sure of that. Looks like the family was out to clean up the overgrown weeds and brush at Shiloh Cemetery in any case.

Jefferson Davis and Emma King Morrison

And, now I leave you with one last picture of my cousin Jefferson Davis Morrison and his wife Emma King. Most likely, the photo was taken in Roane County, TN as well as all the other images here.

AJ Jacobs and Carol Wilkerson have 27 degrees of separation: Global Family Tree

AJ Jacobs - Carol Yates Wilkerson

There might be some connection in a sideways sort of way, but I think it’s pretty exciting that A J Jacobs and I are only 27 degrees apart by generations. Here’s graphic of my results:

AJ Jacobs - Carol Yates Wilkerson Would  you like to see if you are related to me or AJ? Click here to find out on WikiTree

Please join our family at Global Family Reunion to learn more.

Jacobs became fascinated with the idea that every person on Earth is related to every other after entering his name in several geneaology websites and finding he was connected to people all over the globe. “Once we realize we’re all related,” he says, “we can solve the big problems, like Alzheimer’s”. He is using the event to collect donations, which will be distributed to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter. – See more at: http://www.curealz.org/events/2014/05/global-family-reunion#sthash.NtDNsuy3.dpuf

Thank You iPentimento Subscribers

Minnie C Yates3

Just a quick post to say thank you to all my subscribers. Each and every one of you are so appreciated!

Minnie C Yates3

Take a look at one of the pictures of my grandmother Minnie Caroline Smith Yates that I obtained recently. Yes, you’re right, I am named after her (and my aunt Jeane Moline Davis).

Finding Your Roots – S2 EP4 – Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Benjamin Jealous

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Reminder: Watch Finding Your Roots on PBS

Just a reminder to tune in tonight for the most recent PBS episode of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Full episodes will be available online after they have aired on TV everywhere.

Tonight’s guests are Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander, and Benjamin Jealous

Upcoming Episodes for Finding Your Roots

Also listed on the episode page are past episodes that may be available.

 

 

 

 

 

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