Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
|Dennis Cornelius McFadden 20 June 1847-10 February 1924|
Center, sitting down
Other people are unknown
The picture looks to be around the 1920s probably around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Included with the first picture was this one with the label "The Boobs". No idea what to make of that, but it did give the 13 year old in me a little chuckle. The couple looks to be the same as the first picture judging by their cloths and hats.|
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Because Celia is one of my brick wall ancestors I am at the point where I need to start visiting some repositories in Arkansas to find more information. Because of that and because I have not done much African-American research I decided to see if I could find out anything about Jessie.
The indexers with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org both entered Jessie’s last name as Sample, and looking at the record it does fit the pattern most indexers used to avoid having to write the same name multiple times. I find it doubtful that that was his actual name, but looked into it as if it was. Then I looked into African-American men named Jessie, last name unknown.