Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.
From Randy's blog:
Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!) , is:
1) This week we're going to look for men's facial hair in our photograph collection.
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 we go!
First off, may I present Thomas Norman born January 31, 1809 in Cullompton, Devonshire. He was the father of 9 children. He was a flax grower and later rented out new fangled threshing machines.
|Thomas Norman 1809-1897|
His oldest son, Thomas, was born in Devon October 13, 1832. He immigrated to the US in 1852. He first lived in Ohio, and then moved to South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
|Thomas Norman 1832-1918|
His brother John, who happens to be my husband's great grandfather, went with a mustache. He was born August 13, 1837 in Kentisbeare, Devon and came to the US with his brother Thomas in 1852.
|John Norman 1837-1910|
Descendants of the above John, still rocking the facial hair: