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Donna Schwieder

AncientFaces Member since May 25, 2015

About: Hello, I am a homemaker and farm wife living in rural northwest Arkansas. My hobbies include genealogy, learning other languages, history, hiking, riding horses, and spinning wool. For 21 years I homeschooled our four children. Now that they have all graduated I have time to research some of my family's surnames: Bray, McLeaird, Hansford, O'Barr, Weldon, Brown, Gregorin, and Hill.

Researching: King, Hill, Bray, Hansard, Rushing, Hansford, Mcleaird, Leard, O'Barr

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This old picture includes William Harrison Bray and his wife Ida Mae Hansford. It was taken in 1908 and seven of their 12 children are included: Luther, William, Dessa, Rilla, Sadie, Wadie, Mary. The family lived in Athens, Georgia. Ida Mae died in 1955 and her husband Harrison died in 1935.
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I scanned this image from an actual tintype. The tintype was found in a box of old photos which my Georgia grandmother owned. Her name was Rilla Bray Leaird and she lived in Athens, Georgia.
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John Stanley Windham was a resident of Mississippi and when the War Bewteen the States broke out he enlisted with Company G, 46th Mississippi Infantry, CSA. His wife was Martha Marler.
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Abraham Hill and Jane King were married 13 Jan 1858, in Anderson, South Carolina. Abe served in the War Between the States with Beauregard's SC Light Artillery. He surrendered with Lee at Appomattox.
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James Alexander Hansford (abt. 1806-bef.1900)of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, served as a Confederate soldier with Co. K, 6th Georgia Infantry, 1861-1865. His first wife was Phoebe Hardy, who was killed in a buggy accident. Second wife was Edna Scoggins.
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Donna Schwieder Thanks for the reply about the folks possibly being John Davis and his wife.My grandmother married J. Richard Davis on 3 May 1914 in Clark County, Georgia. Richard died sometime between 1914 and 1918 because my grandmother married again in 1918. Richard died of some disease. They had no children yet.Perhaps the picture is of his parents? Got any more information?
Dec 07, 2004 · posted to the photo Mystery Couple