Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Great, Great Aunt & Uncle McKenzie

Oliver McKenzie married my gggrandfather's( Benjamin Franknlin Dow) sister Emily Dow. They are pictured here with their children Ray & Eliza.
I think the photo must be from the late 1800's
I have only seen two photos of Benjamin but Emily does resemble him.
How serious & somber they all look.
Maybe they were not so happy about getting all gussied up in thier Sunday best!


~SkullBlossom~ said...

People in olden photos do indeed often look somber. I have heard that it's because they felt it was a serious (not to mention expensive) thing to undertake. Several of our modern-day cultures in other countries also like to look serious in their photos. My friends from Korea, in all their wedding pictures, are completely somber. They felt the occasion warranted a truly serious look!

nancy huggins said...

I love old pictures...wish I could find more from my Grandmothers days. I know my GF was a decendant of President Tyler but don't know how to check and see how far back. My GF name was Tyler and he was born in 1875 I think...first name was William. I love learning about the past and days of the Pioneers. It might have been hard times but Im sure they didn't have much crime back then.

Debra said...

Oh Nancy- how wonderful! President Tyler!
I will send you a link to try & search for your grandfather.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Debra,
Thanks so much for stopping by...I still can't get your link on there so keep stopping back:)
I'm still down but your pics of olden times make me smile:)
Have a wonderful day!

Debra said...

Rondell- I am so sorry you are still feeling down- things will get better so hang in there!

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