Saturday, November 16, 2013

Three Faces

I recently received a new photo of my great great grandfather, James Henderson Hogan. He was born in 1835 in Stewart County Georgia and died in 1918 in Taylor County Florida.

My third cousin who lives in Maine had the picture. It came from his grandmother who was one of the last in that generation and ended up with many family photos. Folks often say the youngest daughter ends up with family bibles & photos and I've found that to be true.

This must have been taken when he was in his 60s in the 1890s or so since his beard is long and white. This is the 3rd photo I have of him, which is very unusual for a family member from that period.

The same cousin sent me this 2nd picture a couple years ago. He is much younger in it and it was probably taken in the 1860s.

This last photo was in the Andrew Green family bible, belonging to James Hogan's daughter Rebecca. My Dad's cousin Hubert had the old bible and I was able to make a copy of the photo in 2001. It was probably taken around 1915 when he was almost 80 years old.


Rosemary Osterhus said...

Isn't this a great find!!

I had my DNA done at and it was quite the shock! Just a little plug for it, the DNA will put you in touch with 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins, and so on. I saw a photo of my grandmother's aunt through a long lost cousin on Ancestry via the DNA cousin connections.

Anyway, a great find, and I know you were glad to find it.

kristen said...

The quilt backdrop is cool!