Thursday, April 30, 2009

~Images from the Past~

This Friday, I'll show you my great-grandparents on my father's side of the family.

Don't they look to be straight out of a old western?

Thomas Andrew White and Sarah Jane Hartis

This is where Thomas (1838-1918) and Sarah Jane (1843-1912) lived in Rochester, Kentucky. This looks like another scene from an old movie - complete with the blacksmith shop.

Thomas died from heart failure. Sarah Jane died from food poisoning.
I visited Rochester. Of course, the old house was gone, but I did get to see their gravesite in an old cemetery up on a hill under an very large magnolia tree.


If you have a family photo that you would like to share, post your photo on your own blog and come back here and just add your name and blog URL address below.

An important note on this May 1st...One of my very 'bestest' blogger friends and her husband have been married
twenty-one years today!

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jeanne said...

Hello Deborah, I love your photos you share. Your family history is recorded with the most awesome photos.
Beverly and I were talking and we both said the same thing. Your photos and stories are the best.

I'll be back to sign in when my post is up.

I will go over to wish Claudie happy anniversary. She has been on a bloggy break so I haven't been there this week. I do love her blog and her too.

Love ya...Jeanne

Montee said...

They do look like they are from the Old West! It sounds like they are in a beautiful place of rest, under that Magnolia.

Diane said...

I loved the pictures AND the story! I never tire of hearing people's history and seeing those old photographs. I can just let my mind run wild with imagination at how they lived their lives! Thanks for sharing, Deborah!

Many hugs.............


ann said...

these pics are have so many.that is wonderful.
tell Ms Clauida happy anniversary for me.i cannot get into her blog.her screen goes down too you know what i'm talking about?i have tried too many's the resolution or something.and i have cateracts,(not for long)ND I CANNOT SEE IF I MAKE IT SMALLER.....ann

Sherrie said...

Hi Deborah,
Those are really wonderful photos! The story that goes along with them is great! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!!


Sue said...

I not only love all the old photos you post but that you have stories to go with them. That makes them all even more special. Take care, Sue

Claudie said...

Ahhhhhhh I love you also Miss Bee. I'm off to bed, but had to come and see your Foto Friday. I agree with always have THE BEST pictures and really do, and that's why YOU do FOTO FRIDAY'S..who else could do this?????
Thanks so much for the Anniversary Wishes...on your blog to boot!!
Randy is gone to pick Colt up, I stayed with the dogs. Randy has to pick Riley up @ 7:00 AM and get him to work...he's at an all night party!! I'm hoping to get up by 8:00 (very tough for me lol) and finally get to a couple garage sales. I haven't gone to ANY in many many years...not that I need anything.
Oh and I'm reading a great book again called, "The Book of Negros"...So much went on in your State!! WOW.
Love you sooooooooo much
Love Claudie (hope the kids don't tucker you out)

Sheila T said...

I really love the old photos you put on your blog. I have a lot of that kind myself, and I know how fortunate we are to have them. Thank you so much for "Friday Favorite Family Foto."

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah,

I can't believe these two had any pictures of them made. Amazing, so this is what my great-great-great-grandparents looked like. I guess we're cousins of some sort. My name is Ryan Jones, and I am related to these two through a son they had, Wesley Luther White. I am 24 and live in Owensboro Kentucky.
Do you know of Thomas White's parents or have birth or death records of either Thomas or Sarah? I have heard rumours through my grandmother that Thomas was part Native Amercan, but I doubt it, thinking more likely that he was mostly English or something. Thank you for any information you can give me.