For Sepia Saturday this week, I'd like to share an ancient photo of an ancestor...and it's naturally sepia too! Come over to check out the rest of the Sepia portraits!
OK, I may have to go searching through my family tree to figure out who he really was. I love that my grandmother wrote right on the picture, she was Ada S Rogers. At least she said she was asking. And the answer seems to be No, his great uncle...then there's a signature that might be Zulie...but it's really a stretch. It is Ada S. Rogers' handwriting at the top however. saying Zulie G. Swasey uncle.
Let's see. Ada. Swasey Rogers was daughter of Zulieka Granger Phillips Swasey, whose mother was Mary Hull Granger Phillips, who had a brother George W. Granger, and their father was George Tyler Granger. I found the picture on Ancestry.com for George W. Granger, who would have been Zuleika G.P. Swasey's uncle. However the notations take it back further, to being a brother of George Tyler's...in order to be her great uncle. However, I haven't found out any more about George Tyler Granger's family tree yet.
So I'll leave this delightfully sober photograph attached to the person where I found it, though the notations sure sound like it should go back another generation. But one thing I've sure learned in doing research is that researchers make mistakes, even my grandmother and perhaps her mother Zulieka might have made unclear notations. It's only when I get to read the hand-written census reports, or pictures from family Bibles that I can verify things...and many times whoever transcribed them originally has made errors.
I am loving doing this kind of research though!