Sunday, February 27, 2011

COG 103 - Women's History Month: Ten Generations


A PICTORIAL HISTORY 
Ten Generations of Maternal Lineage


The Carnival of Genealogy (COG) traditionally honors women in March each year in conjunction with National Women's History Month. The submissions for this month's COG are to be of any subject we choose, presented in any fashion we choose, that will honor the women in our family or that honor women in general. I have chosen to honor pictorially the maternal line in my family. My thanks to Jasia of CREATIVEGENE for hosting this Carnival!

Starting with my only granddaughter, I follow the mothers of the mothers in my family to a total of ten generations. Of the last three photos, two are of tombstones and the last one is only a name and memorial.


Taryn b. 2001 (photo cir. 2004 at age 3)
Hallie, mother of Taryn b. 1980 (photo cir. 1998 at age 18)
Lisa Logsdon, mother of Hallie b. 1952 (photo cir. 1995 at age 43)
Janet Wallen, mother of Lisa b. 1924 (photo cir. 1939 at age 15)
M. Fern Runyan, mother of Janet b. 1893 (photo cir. 1917 at age 24)
Ida May Newby, mother of Fern b. 1873 (photo cir. 1892 at age 19)
Phoebe Trowbridge, mother of Ida May b. 1836 (photo cir. 1882 at age 46)
Martha Cook, mother of Phoebe b. 1812 (d. 1841 at age 29)
Rebecca Brown, mother of Martha  b. 1781 (d. 1863 at age 82)
Sarah Sutherland, mother of Rebecca
(no clear dates, no tombstone, wife of Isaac Sutherland)


(Written for the 103rd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy)

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20 comments:

  1. Love the pictures!! When I saw the 10 generations in the title I wondered how you would do that - I think I can go back about 6 if I start with my sister's daughter. I hadn't thought about using gravestones.

    (And I'm thinking your daughter was probably born in 1980 vs 1880!! Can't count how many times I've done something like that as I'm more used to working in the 1800s)

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  2. Lisa,
    This is wonderful! 10 Generations! How many of them did you have to discover vs. ones that you knew about when you started genealogy? I'm going to have to think about how many generations of mothers I have at my fingertips.

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  3. How fabulous to be able to do this for 10 generations, and to have pictures or at least tombstone pictures for almost every one is wonderful; a lot of resemblance, too, so there must be some strong genes at work!

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  4. LOL! Good eye Diana! My husband was looking at it this morning and I was looking over his shoulder and saw that too! It has been fixed!!

    Kathy, when I started genealogy I only knew my grandmother and had seen her mother and her grandmother's pictures but didn't really understand who they were.

    Thank you both for your wonderful comments! This was fun and I've been wanting to show off my cutie pie granddaughter for a long time! :-D

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  5. Greta, thanks! Actually after I had all these photos lined up like this was the first I'd ever really noticed how much resemblance there was from generation to generation.

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  6. What an absolutely wonderful collection of women!

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  7. Thanks Dorene! I have so enjoyed this COG!

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  8. Amazing post Lisa.... you all have the same beautiful eyes.

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  9. Boy, am I glad I didn't miss this. How creative to put up the photos. You are stunning as are your daughter and granddaughter. It's nice that we can see all the women in one place and admire them.

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  10. Ooohh Barbara, thanks for the lovely compliment! Don't know if that fits me but definitely my daughter and granddaughter, LOL!

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  11. What an original and creative way to present 10 generations of women. I very much enjoyed this.

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  12. Awesome, Lisa, just awesome!

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  13. Lisa I love it! I have 6 generations of photos for my unbroken maternal line but I never thought to use photos of headstones. How deliciously clever!

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  14. I join with everyone else in saying the photos are great. It is amusing to see the difference in countenance as you move through the years. You and your family are beautiful women.

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  15. The pictures are wonderful. What treasures!

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  16. FABULOUS!! I might be able to pull off 8 generations using a headstone for the last one. To have 10 is wonderful!

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  17. What a great way to honor the women in your family! Thanks for sharing your and the rest of your beautiful ladies. The eyes, it looks to me, are passed on through each generation. Very fun to see.

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  18. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments! Much appreciated!

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  19. So grand! What a gift to have so many of pictures. I'm trying to figure out how I could do something similar - no way to take it so many generations, though.

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