The 1700's

Paintings of our ancestors - we didn't have photographs yet!
Read more ☞


Paintings of people who lived in the 18th century. So much happened in their lives - the steam engine was invented, the first steps of the Industrial Revolution were taken, the American revolution, the French revolution . . . many steps on the road to where we are now were taken in the 1700's.
☜ Read less
This is a photo of Ebarbo family added by Mark Copeland on October 16, 2020.
Added Oct 16 by: Mark Copeland
Mark Copeland
27 favorites
Topics:
Marriage 12 24 1755 Newbury, Essex, Bay Colony, Massachusetts, British Colonial America
People in this photo:
Nov 6, 1732 - 1791
Added Oct 13 by: Donna Ridley
Donna Ridley
421 favorites
This is a photo of Christian Doughman added by Donna Ridley on October 8, 2020.
People in this photo:
Mar 10, 1787 - Aug 27, 1863
Added Oct 8 by: Donna Ridley
Donna Ridley
421 favorites
This is a photo of Leonard Alkire added by Jon Eager on July 22, 2020.
People in this photo:
1785 - 1877
Added Jul 22 by: Jon Eager
Jon Eager
100 favorites
Topics:
A photo of a painting of Anthony Tissington holding a Piece of Chalcopyrite in his hand, standing in a Mine Shaft. The family originated from Tissington in Derbyshire where they had an estate in the 12th Century. His grandfather was Anthony Tissington of Darley Dale 1638-1700 The family moved to Oaker Hill, Derbyshire, the family had interests in mining since then. Anthony and his younger brother George, were the sons of Anthony Tissington. George was also an agent to several mining companies and he settled in Winster. He was highly regarded for his knowledge in minerals , he died in 1760. Anthony Tissington attended DerbySchool where he was tutored by the Rev Garmstow, teaching him Natural Philosophy and Science over and above mathematics and Grammer. He left school early to take on family responsibilities with the family mining and mineralogy. He claimed in a 1775 lead mining dispute that he was a working miner fro the age of 8 to 20. Anthony excelled at sports including boxing, wrestling and football. At the age of 20-30 he was appointed Barmaster of Matlock Liberty where he displayed sound judgment and respect . In 1728 he married Sarah Wall, daughter of John Wall. Anthony and Sarah had 4 children 2 dying in infancy and the surviving children were called Mary and Anthony. Sarah Tissington died in 1744 aged 36. He later married Margaret Bunting (1720-1774) According to Roger Flindall's soon to be published book on Matlock Mines , " The most influential of Derbyshire mine agents were of the Tissington family from the important mining area of Winster. In 1767, Erasmus Darwin, a prominent member of the Lunar Society, described Anthony and his brother, George Tissington, as ‘subterranean Genii’. Born at Darley Dale in 1705, Anthony Tissington was a neglected but important figure. He was born in Darley Dale in 1705 to a lead mining entrepreneur and was the fourth successive member of his family to bear his name. He was originally a land agent from Swanwick and his father was an ex Barnmaster from Matlock. The family was comfortably off and Tissington was refered to as "a Gentleman” Anthony Tissington was an erudite mine agent and owner who was barmaster of Matlock Liberty c.1730-35. He seems to have been a brother-in-law of a later Matlock barmaster, Anthony Wragg. Anthony Tissington left Matlock in about 1735, becoming wealthy from coal mining at Swanwick rather than any Derbyshire lead mining investments. He acted as an agent for the Ashburnham family in administering many of the lands they owned through out the country and organising the recruitment of lead mining teams to carry out work in the mines belonging to the Ear of Ashburnham in Sussex. He was also a Minerals agent for the Duke of Devonshire. In 1730 he married Sarah Wall of Cowley, daughter of another successful lead trader. By the 1750s he controlled mines in Scotland, Wales and various parts of England, not only extracting coal, but also ironstone and lead. In 1739 he was coalmaster resident at Swanwick near Alfreton. Anthony Tissington had a number of mineral agencies. Anthony’s circle of friends included : Marquis of Granby, Mr Robert Fitzherbert of Tissington and his brother Alleyne fitzherbert 1st Baron St Helens, David Garrick, Percival Pott, Erasmus Darwin, Matthew Boulton and more importantly he spent much time with Benjamin Franklin and John Whitehurst of Derby. Tissington condutd many tours of the Peak District where he accompanied and acted as a tour guide of mines and caverns. There are accounts of him accompanying John Whitehurst and Erasmus Darwin and Benjamin Franklin. He controlled a firm called Anthony Tissington and Company which ran mining operations for coppr, lead and coal in Scotland, Couty Durham, Swaledale in Yorkshire as we as Derbyshire. A deed of 14th July 1774 itemizes the income from these operations between 15 may 1756 and March 1773 as £29,400. It is likely that Whitehurst (Like his son in law John Tatlow) owned a percentage of this firm, as did Tissigton’s Derby Lawyer Richard Whitby and the Woods of Swanwick Hall. When elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1767, his candidature was supported by Benjamin Franklin along with his brother George a mineral agent at Winster. he was described as ‘a gentleman of great merit and well acquainted with philosophy’. Anthony Tissington leased metal mining rights in the Lake District in 1757,and at Leadhills, Scotland. He also acquired interests from Thomas Chambers of Derby who had made a vast fortune out of the copper trade. It has been claimed that Anthony Tissington ‘was Britain’s richest mining entrepreneur in 1760’. Anthony Tissington’s activities at Matlock are unclear. His wrote several publications , pamphlets arguing the cause against duty on smitham, were wrongly attributed to his friend, Benjamin Franklin, the American statesman, who visited Matlock in 1771. He wrote several essays on geology, and one in particular titled, “ A Letter to a friend on the Mineral Customs of Derbyshire”, published in 1766. This work goes into great detail in to how mining and mineral affairs are conducted in Derbyshire. He learnt several languages including French and German so that e could read works on mineralogy in these languages. Six letters to Franklin appear in the volume 13-19 of the Papers of Benjamin Frankin (yale university press, new haven 1969-75). The brothers, and Anthony’s son-in-law, John Tatlow of Codnor, controlled a firm called Anthony Tissington and Company which ran mining operations for a wide variety of both metals and minerals in Scotland, County Durham, Swaledale in Yorkshire and Cornwall as well as in Derbyshire. A deed of 14 July 1774 itemizes the income of one shareholder from these operations between 15 May 1756 and March 1773 as £29,400 which amounts to over £1,750 per annum, which was a very good return indeed in the mid-eighteenth century. The ‘cost book’ system, on which this sort of mining was financed, consisted of groups of twelve (or multiples thereof) putting money into an enterprise as required and sharing the profits if and when they arose. Whitehurst and Tatlow owned 1/48th of this firm, as did Tissington’s Derby lawyer, Richard Whitby, and his neighbours the Woods of Swanwick, for whom Pickford later built the present hall. The geographical range of the company’s operations may explain why, in 1784, the French geologist de Saint-Fond consulted Whitehurston the places he should visit on a tour into Scotland. We may legitimately see Tissington as the leader of a foray into the mines of Derbyshire when Erasmus Darwin wrote to Wedgwood on 2 July 1767: I have lately travel’d two days journey into the bowels of the earth, with three most able philosophers, and have seen the Goddess of Minerals naked, as she lay in her inmost bowers.18 The ‘three philosophers’ were likely to have been Whitehurst, Boulton and perhaps, James Watt. Even Burdett may have been involved for he was by this time extremely familiar with the topography of the Peak through his recently-completed map-making activities. The consequence of these journeyings must be that this bevy of philosophers entered the Miller Mine, which much later became incorporated into the well-known Treak Cliff Mine, the name of which is a Derbyshire dialect version of its earlier name of ‘Tree Cliff ’. Here Blue John was then mined, and they observed the simple ornaments made at Castleton by the unsophisticated craftsmen there, no doubt comparing their efforts to the refined products of Brown at Derby. This enthusiasm undoubtedly made its way, via Darwin and Whitehurst, to Boulton, probably reinforced by specimens of work, by which Boulton was considerably enthused. Why Tissington never became a full member of the Lunar Society, on these credentials, can only be guessed at; yet, in many respects he was treated as one, and was an important member of the group so closely associated with it. He had received a catalogue of ores found in New England by Franklin in 1763 and, as we have seen, although he lived in old Swanwick Hall, he had a residence in Derby’s Iron Gate (opposite Whitehurst until1764), into which he seems to have moved permanently in 1767 or certainly by 1770. He only had his house at Swanwick on a life tenancy, but by the latter year he had sub-let it to John Balguy of Alfreton. Trubshaw’s alterations may well have been to make the house suitable for permanent rather than occasional occupation. On 18 March 1763 John Whitehurst wrote a letter from Derby to Benjamin Franklin, mainly concerning the former’s commendation of John Tunnicliffe of Kirk Langley (and thus a close neighbour of William Emes) a farmer friend emigrating to America. He also discussed John Harrison’s pioneering chronometer, sent the best wishes of Erasmus Darwin and Anthony Tissington as well as joining with his wife in sending their ‘most affectionate respects’. All of which serves to reinforce the previous assertion that Franklin’s relationships with all of these people were close and cordial, and that the ‘affectionate respects’ of Mrs Whitehurst could only have stemmed from having had the American with them at Derby for more than one relaxed visit. To all this, however, Whitehurst adds a postscript: With this I [send] you a short sketch of a General Theory of the Earth for your approbation.1 The document that follows is written on a four-page sheet, two-thirds in Whitehurst’s hand, the rest in another, but with corrections by Whitehurst. On the strength of Charles Hutton’s remark that Elizabeth Whitehurst’s ‘. . . talents and education . . . enabled her to be useful in correcting some parts of his writings’ one might venture to suggest that the continuator was the philosopher’s wife herself. The ‘short sketch’ is, in essence, a synopsis of the argument which underlies his greatest published work An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth which was first published in 1778 and ran to three editions.3 The first point to note is that some at least of the thinking behind his work had therefore been crystallized by early 1763, fifteen years before first publication, and confirms that throughout the years after leaving home Whitehurst had never given up his study of geology. Nor can there be any question but that he himself considered it his primary interest and achievement. It is worth remembering Joseph Wright’s well-known letter to his brother Richard from Italy in November 1774: (Ch VI/1]. . . Remember me with respect to all my friends; when you see Whitehurst, tell him I wished for his company when on Mount Vesuvius, his thoughts would have center’d in the bowels of the Mountain, mine skimmed over the surface only; there was a very considerable eruption at the time, of which I am going to make a picture. ’Tis the most wonderful sight in Nature. This remark is given extraordinary force when considered in the light of the portrait Wright painted of Whitehurst sometime around 1783. In 1786 an engraving after it by J. Hall was published as the frontispiece to the second edition of the Inquiry and in a simpler format for Glover’s History and Gazetteer of Derbyshire in 1827 by Sears.5 Here we see the philosopher, aged about 70 at his desk working on the ‘Section of the Strata at Matlock High Tor’ which he did in fact draw and publish as figure 2 in the Appendix to the Inquiry; behind him is an open window giving on to a view of a landscape dominated by a smoking volcano (much resembling the entirely un-volcanic Matlock High Tor) in front of a sombre sky, slashed with the red of the setting sun. The twilight and gathering dusk behind the volcano may be taken as symbolic of the sitter’s accumulating years; the accoutrements among which he sits are however unequivocal: here is a man who expects to be remembered for his theory of the earth, not for making clocks. Franklin’s full response to Whitehurst’s digest of his theory, back in 1763 is, unfortunately lost; only an acknowledgement of its receipt survives: Your new theory of the Earth is very sensible and in most particulars quite satisfactory. I cannot now give you my sentiments fully upon it, this ship is just sailing; but shall write to you at large from Boston, where I expect to be some time. Despite the qualification implicit in this, Franklin’s full response was presumably encouraging. The 15-year delay before publication was almost certainly due to Whitehurst’s work-load which was only alleviated after his appointment in 1775 as Stamper of the Money Weights, which ultimately allowed him to move permanently to London. He shared his theory of the earth with others, too, although his intentions when he began his research were: Not altogether with a view to investigate the formation of the earth, but in part to obtain such a competent knowledge of subterraneous geography, as might become subservient to the purposes of human life, by leading mankind to the discovery of many valuable substances which lie concealed in the lower regions of the earth. This expectation was triumphantly met and led, inevitably, given the intellectual climate in Lunar Society circles, to publication. Anthony Tissington must also have been closely involved in its gestation, no doubt appreciating the revelation that what to him was toadstone was in fact fossilized lava and that the minerals that were to make his fortune were to be discovered in predicable layers, or strata; indeed, his long-standing friendship with Whitehurst could have had much influence on the latter’s attempt to reconcile his first-hand observations with his Mosaic belief in the Creator. Further, there can be no doubt that he shared his theory with his fellow Lunaticks (certainly with Wedgwood) at one or more of their convivial monthly meetings; this, after all, was the very stuff upon which the group thrived. The subscribers’ list, indeed, is replete with the author’s friends
People in this photo:
1703 - 1779
Added Oct 10, 2018 by: Jackie Tatlow
Jackie Tatlow
41 favorites
A photo of a portrait of Dorothy (Hutchinson) Heston. Born 1677 in Hull, Yorkshire, England Daughter of Thomas Hutchinson and Dorothy (Storr) Hutchinson Sister of John Hutchinson, Ebenezer Hutchinson, Thomas Hutchinson and Hannah Hutchinson Wife of Zebulon Heston Sr — married 3 Dec 1697 Wife of Thomas Stackhouse — married Aug 1725 Mother of Rachel (Heston) Lacey, Hannah Heston, Zebulon Heston Jr., John Heston, Jemima Heston, Stephen Heston, Jacob Heston, Isaac Heston and Thomas Heston Died about 1744 in Wrightstown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, British America
People in this photo:
Added May 3, 2018 by: Warner Heston
Warner Heston
10 favorites
A photo of a portrait of Zebulon Heston Sr (1670 - 1720) Born 1670 in Heston, Middlesex, England Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown] Husband of Dorothy (Hutchinson) Stackhouse - married 3 Dec 1697 Father of Rachel (Heston) Lacey, Hannah Heston, Zebulon Heston Jr., John Heston, Jemima Heston, Stephen Heston, Jacob Heston, Isaac Heston and Thomas Heston Zebulon Heston Sr was a Quaker. Died 1720 in Wrightstown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
People in this photo:
1670 - 1720
Added May 3, 2018 by: Warner Heston
Warner Heston
10 favorites
Princess Maria was only 4 when she sadly perished from smallpox on February 26,1783.
People in this photo:
Jan 17, 1779 - Feb 26, 1783
Added Mar 4, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Maria Theresa was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II and Princess Isabelle of Parma. Maria Theresa sadly perished from an illness called pleurisy on January 23, 1770 at age 7.
People in this photo:
Mar 20, 1762 - Jan 23, 1770
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Maria Johanna was the eleventh child and ninth daughter of Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresea of Hungary. She was described as a good-natured child and sadly perished from smallpox on December 23, 1762 at age 12.
People in this photo:
Feb 4, 1750 - Dec 23, 1762
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Maria was born with feet first and was described as a weak baby and sadly perished just after her birth on September 17, 1748 without being baptized.
People in this photo:
Sep 17, 1748 - Sep 17, 1748
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Archduchess Maria Carolina sadly perished from what is now called spasmophilia on January 25, 1741 at age 1 year
People in this photo:
Jan 12, 1740 - Jan 25, 1741
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Archduches Maria Elisabeth became ill with stomach cramps & started vomiting then sadly perished on June 7, 1740 at age 3 years
People in this photo:
Feb 5, 1737 - Jun 7, 1740
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Prince Alfred sadly perished from smallpox on August 20, 1782 at age 22 months
People in this photo:
Sep 22, 1780 - Aug 20, 1782
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
Child of George III & Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz. Prince Octavius sadly perished from a smallpox virus on May 3, 1783 at age 4.
People in this photo:
Feb 23, 1779 - May 3, 1783
Added Feb 3, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
George Flagg (1741-1824) is my g.g.g.g. grandfather. He was the last of The Sons of Liberty to die (1824). He had initiated that group during the American Revolution in Charleston, South Carolina.
People in this photo:
1741 - 1824
A photo of a portrait of Really A. Rabbi Jacobs. This is one of our ancient ancestors who practiced Judaism with fervor, enthusiasm, delight, tenderness, and the urge to fry up some latkes for the entire family.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 18, 2015 by: Itcha Madeevie
Itcha Madeevie
4 favorites
This is a portrait rather than a photo of Col. Valentine Sevier, a descendant from Valentine de Xavier, brother of Saint Francis de Xavier. Col. Sevier was a very well known Indian hunter during the Revolutionary War period. Eight of his family members wee slaughtered in Nov. 1794 at their family compound. Valentine was instrumental in scaring the Indians off and saving the remaining survivors. He was the son of Valentine "The Immigrant" Sevier and Joanna Goad.
People in this photo:
Unknown - 1800
Added Aug 20, 2014 by: Turia Day
Turia Day
51 favorites
A photo of Archduchess Theresa Benedicta Of Wittelsbach Austria, Prinzessin
People in this photo:
Mary (Isham) Randolph (c1658-1742): My 7th great-grandmother was born and raised in Virginia. She married Col. William Randolph and they were destined to be known as: 'The Adam and Eve of Virginia' because from their 12 children descend some of the most successful and powerful persons in the colonies. These include President Thomas Jefferson who grew up with his cousins-our Randolph family at Tuckahoe Plantation, Presidents William Henry, Benjamin Harrison, John Tyler, Robert E. Lee, James Madison's wife Dolley (James Madison is a cousin from from the Eltonhed family.)...and many others. NOTE: Mary Isham is our family's .'Golden Connection' to the royal houses of Europe back to and beyond Charlemagne. For most Americans that connection is with John of Gaunt-son of Edward III-from whom Mary descends. For more about these lines-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com scrolling to the bottom of the page to 'Stories' and click on: 'Our Randolphs and Cousin Thomas Jefferson'-also Ancestry.com under the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
People in this photo:
c. 1658 - 1742
A portrait of Victoire Delacroix, 1759 - 1814.
People in this photo:
1759 - 1814
Johann Adam Quasius (1708 - 1746) was a theologian and Deacon of St. Elisabeth Church in Breslau, Silesia, Prussia (now Wroclaw, Poland) and published several books . Another theologian, Adam Quasius (1672 - 1736), is likely his father.
People in this photo:
1708 - 1746
Added Mar 20, 2013 by: Pete Quasius
Pete Quasius
3 favorites
John Barry (March 25, 1745 – September 13, 1803) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is often credited as "The Father of the American Navy" and was appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy on December 7, 1775.[1] He was the first Captain placed in command of a US warship commissioned for service under the Continental flag. Barry was born in Tacumshane, County Wexford, Ireland. Barry's family was driven from their ancestral home by the British. On October 24, 1768, Barry married Mary Cleary, who died in 1774. On July 7, 1777, he married Sarah Austin, daughter of Samuel Austin and Sarah Keen of New Jersey. Barry had no children, but he helped raise Patrick and Michael Hayes, children of his sister, Eleanor, and her husband, Thomas Hayes, who both died in the 1780s. Barry died at Strawberry Hill, in present-day Philadelphia on September 13, 1803, and was buried in the graveyard of Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Center City, Philadelphia. Appointed senior captain upon the establishment of the U.S. Navy, he commanded the frigate United States in the Quasi-War with France. Barry authored a Signal Book published in 1780 to improve communications at sea among vessels traveling in formation.[11] On February 22, 1797, he was issued Commission Number 1 by President George Washington, backdated to June 4, 1794. His title was thereafter "Commodore." He is recognized as not only the first American commissioned naval officer but also as its first flag officer.[12] Barry's last day of active duty was March 6, 1801, when he brought the USS United States into port, but he remained head of the Navy until his death on September 12, 1803, from asthma. Barry died childless.
People in this photo:
1745 - 1803
A portrait of Jonathan Swift, circa 1710 in Ireland.
Added Nov 19, 2012 by: Loretta Destin
Loretta Destin
125 favorites
Introduction with Nayeb Aminullah Khan Foundation: Description: Nayeb Aminullah Khan was born in 1785 in an enlightened family of Tousofzai Tribe in Baraki Rajan district in Logar province in Afghanistan. He learnt Pashto, Dari and Arabic languages in Logar province, but he obtained higher education in Kabul. He lived in the Baghe- Nawab near Ashuqan and Arifan of Kabul city. His father Mirzaee Khan was very famous man during the Timorsha Abdali Kingdom, he was governor of Kashmir. Nayeb Aminullah Khan was very Kind and brave man. He was very well aware of the Political situation of his country. When his father Mirzaee Khan died, King Timor shah Abdali had issued of decree title of Aminullo- doula (secretary of State) of the Afghan Empire .village During the Kingdom of Zaman Shah, Nayeb Aminullah Khan appointed as the governor of Kabul and Logar provinces, and King of Afghan Empire also granted him Logar and Kabul`s state revenue for his livelihood and during his government in Kabul and Logar Nayeb Aminullah Khan did a lot of social services in these provinces. Such as construction of the Mosques, palace, bridges, roads, digging of subterraneous and irrigation canals, hospital and high schools which are hold his mane, he also brought a lot of day and barren lands under cultivation building irrigation canals. He spent all of state revenue for construction and development projects that people wanted and for recover all of these projects in 1830 he decided to establish a local foundation, which have had recovered all these projects, spicily the Mosques, palace,The Naib Amenullah Khan Logari hospital reconstructed in 1956 had 15 beds at that time which was damaged during the Soviet invasion, and a high schools in Logar province. Nayeb Aminullah Khan always did his best to make compromise between Abdali and Saduzaee Kingdom`s families,but it was impossible, because the had fought each others. After the establishment of the Nayeb Aminullah Khan Foundation in 1839 this foundation had useful rules for protection of Afghan civilians during the first long war between Afghan Empire and Great Britten from the occupier of Great Britten in Afghanistan. This Foundation had statute and Principe and participants were from very high level such as from Royal family and from the Nayeb Aminullah khan and others Tribe family members who were involved to the Afghan Empire. They paid money to make the health care and others projects. We would like to inform you about the Nayeb Aminullah Khan Hospital in Logar province:
People in this photo:
1785 - Unknown
Added Nov 13, 2012 by:
5 favorites
Lucretia Elizabeth Folkes, Mrs Griffith Philipps 1729-1810: Lucretia was the daughter of Henry Folkes, a London lawyer and his wife Mary. She was the niece of Sir Martin Folkes, the famous antiquary and sometime president of the Royal Society. She was descended from Hovell, Chicheley, Lilly, Mann, Dockwra, Bruges, Cotton, Gawdy, Bassingbourne, Clifford, Berkeley, Beauchamp &c and was a direct descendant of Edward III. She married Griffith Philipps, Member of Parliament for Carmarthen in 1757. She was the mother of Dorothea Plowden author of the comic opera "Virginia"
People in this photo:
Added Jul 17, 2012 by: Ludo Vica
Ludo Vica
11 favorites
This is a photo of William Halliday that I took of a painting that is in the possession of the Sykes Family in Chicago, IL. No one is sure who this this man is. On the back it is written: William Halliday 1797. We do have Halliday in our family. My Grandfather, Aubrey Luse Sykes, was married to Anna Ruth Swallow, daughter of Thomas Swallow b. 1844 & Anna Halliday b. 1858. Anna's father's name was William Halliday b. unknown. Maybe this is his grandfather. The time frame would work... If anyone knows who this man is please message me.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added May 20, 2012 by: Theadora Kella
Theadora Kella
10 favorites
A painting of Hannah Rebecca Nikiti, a Cherokee, I show she lived to be 105 years of age. Birth 1735 in Virginia, United States Death 1834 in United States Married to: Gabriel Arthur (1725 - 1830) is your 6th great grandfather Martha Rebecca Patsy Arthur (1751 - 1840) Daughter of Gabriel Wm (William James) Lester (1775 - 1836) Son of Martha Rebecca Patsy John Lester (1805 - 1854) Son of Wm (William James) Wilson Pollard Lester (LUSTER) (1839 - 1930) Son of John Albert (Elbert) Fulton Lester (1879 - 1944) Son of Wilson Pollard Willie Lester (1922 - 2010) Son of Albert (Elbert) Fulton Leslie Wayne Lester (1942 - ) Son of Willie Belinda Kay Lester Daughter of Leslie Wayne http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25089847/person/12543743330
People in this photo:
c. 1730 - Unknown
Added May 15, 2012 by: Belinda Welch
Belinda Welch
8 favorites
Christian III, Duke of Zweibrücken, was a military general who served the military from 1697 through 1717, ending shortly after the death of his father. After the 1773 treaty in Mannheim, Christian III became the Palatinate-Zweibrücken.
People in this photo:
Added Jan 15, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, born November 7th 1674 in Strassburg, and died February 3rd 1735 in Zweibrücken, was the Duke of Zweibrücken. Christian III began his military career in 1697 and eventually became the Lieutenant General. Christian III married Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1704–1774) in 1719 and went on to have four children.
People in this photo:
Added Jan 15, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1661 - 1742) was Elector Palatine, Count of Palatinate-Neuburg, and Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1716 to 1742. Charles III Philip married three times and had six children.
People in this photo:
Nov 4, 1661 - Dec 31, 1742
Added Jan 15, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
Karl III Filip Kurfürst Von Der Pfalz was born November 4th, 1661 and died December 31st, 1742. Karl III was the head of the European royal family Wittelsbach that was also a German dynasty from Bavaria.
People in this photo:
Nov 4, 1661 - Dec 31, 1742
Added Jan 15, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
Nancy Ann Morgan (ca. 1735 Orange Co., NC - ca. 1830 Henderson Co., Kentucky) http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=howardwatson&id=I1711 Nancy Morgan, named Ann at birth, was born about 1735 in probably North Carolina to Thomas and Rebecca (nee Alexander) Morgan. She was related to both Daniel Boone and General Daniel Morgan (Rev. War. Hero). Around 1760 she met and eventually married Benjamin Hart who was related to the Hon. Thomas Hart Benton and to the wife of Henry Clay (author of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and expansionist). They settled in the Broad River area of Georgia after starting in Edgefield, South Carolina. They owned over 400 acres of land on the banks of the "Wahatchee" (means War Woman) Creek. The creek was named this in honor of Nancy by the local Indians. She did not earn this honor lightly. Nancy was a striking woman at over 6 feet in height and red hair. She had small pox early in life and had small pox scars on her face. This combined with her stigmatism and her ability as a hard swearer made her quite formidable. This alone might have gained her some notoriety in her local area, but the role of common housewife was not to be for her. War was coming and the outback in Georgia was never tame so Nancy became an excellent shot and doctor to meet the needs of her growing family and her neighbors. She grew a medicinal garden to meet her need for herbs and rumor has it one side of her log cabin was covered with the antlers of the deer she had shot. These skills made her well known. But again the story and her legend doesn't end there. Nancy was also a strong patriot. She kept her farm going while her husband was hiding from the Tories and while doing this helped spy on the Tories, even one time disguising herself as a half wit and collecting information from the enemy camp herself! She also collected information for the continental army while posing as a seller of eggs and housewares. She collected valuable information for General Lincoln and "Light Horse" Harry Lee (General Robert E Lee's ancestor). But even this was not the act which sealed her fate as a National Heroine. That was still to come. One day Nancy was busy with chores about the homestead with her 13 yr. old daughter when a group of Tory soldiers arrived and demanded she feed them. After explaining she only had one old turkey due to previous "acquisitions" by the Tories, they "kindly" shot the old turkey and presented it to her to cook for them. Seeing that they were determined to eat then she set about getting them at ease. She cooked dinner for them and told them stories to entertain them all the while making sure they drank. After a while the soldiers relaxed enough that she felt it safe to send her daughter for water at the well nearby. As her daughter left she whispered to her to blow the conch shell horn that was stowed by the well to alert her neighbors that she needed help. The blow of the conch horn alerted Ben Hart who was working near by and some of his neighbors to come to her aid. While this was happening Nancy was working at disarming them herself by gathering their guns one or two at a time, concealing them in her skirts and then sliding them out chinks left in the walls to facilitate shooting Indians and such. She was detected before she could remove all of their guns. She was forced to hold them all at gunpoint. One soldier who thought she wasn't looking tried to go for his gun and was shot by Nancy. Another thinking not to be outdone by a woman tried the same and was also shot. By this time help had arrived. When her husband and their neighbors started to begin to shoot them all, she is said to have stated shooting would be too good for them. This is because prior to the Tories arrival at her cabin she had heard they had shot her neighbor and patriot Colonel John Dooley. This changed their minds and the Tories were then hung out back on the tree. It wasn't until about 150 years later that their bodies were found and the story proven to be more than legend. Nancy Morgan Hart was illiterate and none of the eyewitnesses ever wrote the incident down for the record so until about 1922 it was considered only a legend. In 1922 the bodies were uncovered while the land was being graded for a railroad line. Today the site of the original cabin and burial site have been turned into a 5 acre park with the cabin being reconstructed on the very site of the original. The cabin was reconstructed by the DAR and deeded to the State of Georgia. The State erected a statue near Hartwell, Georgia to commemorate this American Heroine and there is even a section of highway named for her. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/1789/hart.html
People in this photo:
Oct 9, 1881 - Unknown
Added Jan 15, 2012 by: Brenda Watson
Brenda Watson
443 favorites
Topics:
This is a photo of The Minute Man, Concord added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
This is a photo of The battle of Bunker's [sic] Hill added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Battle of Princeton added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Surrender of Lord Cornwallis added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Gen. Washington resigning his commission to Congress, Annapolis, Md., Dec. 23, 1783
A painting of Lady Emma Hamilton, 1761?-1815.
People in this photo:
Apr 26, 1765 - Jan 15, 1815
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
This is a photo of Landing of Cadillac's wife (at Detroit) added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces
430 favorites
Back to Top