James Thomas and Minnie Alma Lawson. James is holding Nancy Viola, below are Arthur Wayne, Alma Louise and Helen Jean Lawson. Hettie wasn't born yet and Edward had already drowned.
Photo is probably taken in Alvarado, TX where they lived most of the time. They also visited children and lived a short time in Denton, TX. Louisa was b. in Muhlenberg, Ky and Stephen was born in Barnhill, Wayne Co., IL. They married and moved to Texas about 1879.
This was among my mom's photos although she has no idea who he is. He resembles the Shelton side and could possibly be Walter Shelton, but there is no way to tell.
The mystery photo is possibly of S. John and Sarah Robinson Warren were found by Melanie Shelton among her grandmother's photos. Her grandfather was William Andrew Jones, son of Malinda Warren Jones. The photo of Malinda, young is a tin- type that belonged to Lois Trice, Malinda's great grandaughter. The older picture of Malinda also belonged to Melanie Shelton. We are assuming these are who we think they are based on who owned them and family resemblances. Lois's grandfather,NB Jones, Malinda's other son, resembled Sarah Robinson Warren. William Andrew, his brother, resembled the picture of whom we believe to be S. John Warren, father to Wm D.Warren, ElvisPresley's great, great grandfather.
Photo is thought to be the family of Elizabeth Welcher Steely and Solomon Turpen. We think the 2nd man in back is Bailey Guinn Turpen, his wife and daughter.
Amos Granville Bratcher, Sr and wife Lillian Lee Shelton Bratcher. Buried at Roselawn Memorial Park Cem. Denton, Denton, Co.,TX.
Amos Granville Bratcher, Sr. and Lillian Lee Shelton wedding day. Cousin, Ollie Mangum (on R) was their witness.
Sarah Catharine Bradford Bratcher was the wife of Jubilee Mack Bratcher. The grave is located at Oakwood Cemetery, Denton, Denton, Co.,TX
Stephen Jackson Renfro, Wife Louisa Welborne Renfro and their son Frank. Mystery about Frank is that in 1900 census there is a child named Thomas Frank. This Frank was b. 1904, so what happened to Thomas Frank? Per vital statics dept of TX, Frank was b. 1 Jan 1899, not in 1904 as tombstone says. There was only one Frank. Mystery Solved!!052606
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Janet Dane Not sure of spelling of Catharine, but this is spelling on tombstone. Janet Dane
Jan 28, 2005 · posted to the photo Sarah Catharine and Jubilee Mack Bratcher Grave
Janet Dane Don't know how to edit picture, but it isn't Sarah Jane in picture, it is her sister Sidney Kate Turpen Hawke. Info provided by Lois Trice.
Jan 28, 2005 · posted to the photo Wedding day?
Janet Dane Have deduced this is Nathan Renfro. Got picture of Stephen J and family and it's not him. Very strong resemblance though.
Oct 18, 2004 · posted to the photo Nathan William Renfro
Janet Dane Found copies of pages of Aaron Turpen's Bible also. Unfortunately Bible was seperated and dispersed among his heirs.
Oct 18, 2004 · posted to the photo Aaron Turpen's Family Bible