Lucy Caroline Beard Amsberry Family

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A photo of Lucy Caroline Beard Amsberry and Children: Nellie, Almyra, Laura, Rosetta, Margaret, Sarah, Martha, Francis, William, James, Floyd, and John.
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Ancient Faces
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Between 1848 and 1870, she had 11 pregnancies (to term) and 12 children (one set of twins).
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Bonnie Brown
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Nellie dob 10 Jan 1866-dod 4 aug 1930;
Almyra dob 21 nov 1863-dod 3 mar 1930;
Laura dob 21 jan 1858-dod 7 jan 1952;
Rosetta dob 14 dec 1855-dod 23 aug 1937;
Margaret dob 29 oct 1852-dod 17 may 1925;
Lucy 12 dob jan 1827-dod 15 oct 1915;
Sarah dob 11 dec 1848-dod 27 apr 1917;
Martha dob 11 sept 1850-dod 12 nov 1928;
Francis dob 9 sept 1870-dod 6 jun 1950;
William dob 8 jul 1868 - dod 4 mar 1940;
James dob 23 mar 1860-dod21 apr 1939;
Floyd dob 5 mar 1854-dod 8 sep 1914;
John dob 11 sept 1850-do 3 dec 1935
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AncientFaces
I think Mom is sitting approx. in the center - tiny little thing!
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Laurie Wolfschlag
Looking at the dates, it seems that they all long lives, with the last one passing in 1950. Can you imagine being alive in 1950 and having be raised by a woman who was born in 1827?
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Ree Young
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I don't see anything odd about that. I'm alive in 2018 and was raised by a woman who had been born in 1908. My mom was 40 when I was born.

And my dad was 46. He was born in 1902, the year after the Victorian era ended and the first year of the Edwardian era.

I have an adopted sister, but I was the only one of my mother's 6 pregnancies to come to full term.
Oct 25, 2018 ·
AncientFaces
I think Laurie is just amazed by the overlapping of centuries in generations - when I see the dates and faces, I'm amazed all over again. On a daily basis, we tend to focus on our lives and our children - old photos help us put things in perspective. Human nature! :)
Oct 25, 2018 ·
Nancy Weaver
Ree Young Me too, Ree. My mother was born in 1909 and my father in 1904. My mother lived to be almost 100, and gave birth to 9 children, 2 sets of twins, me being the youngest.
Oct 25, 2018 ·
Ree Young
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AncientFaces It's just a matter of math. If my mother's first pregnancy had resulted in a live birth (she was 16 when she married), her first child would have been 76 in the year 2000...living in the next century from when his or her mother had been born.

My daughter-in-law was born in the 20th century...1978...and both of her sons were born in the 21st century...2007 and 2013.

Spanning one century into another like that is really not uncommon. It just depends if the child was born in the first or second half of a century.
Oct 25, 2018 ·
Laurie Wolfschlag
AncientFaces
Oct 25, 2018 ·
Laurie Wolfschlag
Love all these comments! My mom was born in 1946 and raised by a woman born in 1902. I spent quite a bit of time with her growing up. She learned me the ways of the Hill Folk in northen Kentucky. I in turn had my second child at the age of 41 in 2007 (first in ‘88). It blows my mind to think that my youngest could very well live into the NEXT centuary!
Oct 25, 2018 ·
Doris Krueger Buchmann
Where is the Daddy?
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
AncientFaces
I know! I was wondering the same thing! :)
Oct 25, 2018 ·
Jenny Mclarney
AncientFaces worn out I should think providing for the family .
Oct 26, 2018 ·
Sharon Kay Patterson
Daddy is downtown at the bar .
Oct 26, 2018 ·
Janis Orrico
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Wow. Amazing.
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Ree Young
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What's astounding is that the mother actually survived all those childbirths (and possibly others and maybe some miscarriages) and that 11 of them managed to love past 60, some into their 80s! Medicine and medical knowledge was nothing like what it is now, and they still had pretty long lives!
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Marie Gonzalez
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My grandmother was born in Sept 1913, married in March 1927. She was thirteen-and-a-half. Her first child was born in June 1928. Granny was not yet 15. She had 12 pregnancies, 13 children. Pregnancy number 10 was twin boys that were born at least 2 months early, at home with no doctor, in Nov 1948. One of the boys only lived a few hours, the other survived fine. The babies came about every 2 to 2.5 years. My Mama was next-youngest. Then there was a gap of almost 5 years until my youngest uncle was born in Oct 1956. He was the only one not born at home.Granny had just turned 43. No miscarriages, just the one twin who died.
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Missis Jonathan
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What a lovely family!!!!
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Missis Jonathan
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FWIW, she could have had only a few other pregnancies, or only 11. 11 isn’t anything to scoff at. The average for a woman with no birth control is 7 children. (Mom of 9 talking, 11 pregnancies total) If she married at 18yo or so, 22yrs of fertility is about all she would have. Works out to me! 🤷🏻‍♀️
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Tery Foale
I always love to hear of big families...I had 10 myself...no twins.
Oct 25, 2018 · Reply
Jan Mortimer
I have a few similar family photos. They were taken over 100 years ago. The whole family is gone now & we are their children, passing ourselves, great grand children, great, great grandchildren, spread all over. Very sad, so many & so spread out.
Oct 26, 2018 · Reply
Janet Tobin
Large families were fairly common back then. Both of my grandmothers were born a little before 1900 and both of them had 11 living siblings.
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Melanie Viselli
Depending on what year the picture was taken, the father might have been deceased. He died in 1897.
Oct 26, 2018 ·
Bonnie Standerfer-Petersen
wow just wow
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