The 1700's

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

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.

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.

David Benge, born about 1760 in Virginia and died in 1854 in Clay County, Kentucky. A Revolutionary War Soldier (North Carolina Militia) and a soldier in the War of 1812 (Kentucky). This photo was shared with the family by mjwoh710@aol.com.
Added Apr 16, 2004 by: Bob Benge
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Bob Benge
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Various genealogy web postings indicate this woman is Elizabeth Charlotte Stice who was a 'Fat Lady' with circus and that one of her husbands was F M Whitlock. I am a descendant of Hiram Higley Whitlock (b. 1799 CT, d. 1887 in Jasper Co Iowa). Assume there must be some connection between my family and F M Whitlock.
Added Mar 18, 2004 by: Cheryl Dahl
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Cheryl Dahl
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1791 Absolom Looney will names his sons Michael, Peter, Jonathan, Absolom, and Benjamin along with daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Ruth, Ann, Catharine, & Priscilla. Executors were John Smyth and Stephen Holstine. Looney & three of the associated families (sons-in-law Swanson, Calwell, & Harberson surnames) are later found in east Tennessee.. DCox-Halls Crossroads
Added Dec 27, 2003 by: D Cox
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Sebastian Frantz (my 5th great-grandfather)was born 1732 in Wurtemburg, Germany. When he immigrated to the USA in 1752 he brought with him his German Bible. This was the first Bible in the Schoharie area, and he read it to the congregation until they could get a permanent minister. The family donated the Bible to the Old Stone Fort Museum, and it is in a glass display case there.
Added Nov 9, 2003 by: Maudie Mathys
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back reads 'Andrew Franklin of Burlington Kansas was in the war of 1812 Born Dec 25 1791.Was in the Mexican War Came to Kansas in 1857 from Iowa" I am NOT related to the Franklin line, just a collector of photos.Also this pic has found a home with an ancestor.
Added Apr 6, 2003 by: Sheri Becker
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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
Added May 20, 2013 by: Barbara Pixley
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Sarah Ann Smith, daughter of William and Susannah Smith, was born December 3, 1802 in TN and died April 12, 1874, buried at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. Sarah's husband, William B. Talley, was born December 26, 1792 in VA and died May 7, 1864 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. He is also buried at Blue Ridge Cemetery. William and Sarah are the parents of Jestin, Benoni C., Jinsey, David, William Booker, Austin, Joseph Henry, Armstead, James Andrew, and Beverly Talley.
Added Aug 20, 2002 by: Unknown User
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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.
Added Mar 18, 2015 by: Itcha Madeevie
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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
Added May 15, 2012 by: Belinda Welch
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Belinda Welch
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James Taylor home in Bloomsbury Virginia
Added Sep 18, 2011 by: Brenda Taylor-Silva
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Brenda Taylor-Silva
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James Taylor memorial telling about his life.
Added Sep 18, 2011 by: Brenda Taylor-Silva
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Brenda Taylor-Silva
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Gravesite of James and Mary Taylor in Virginia.
Added Sep 18, 2011 by: Brenda Taylor-Silva
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Brenda Taylor-Silva
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John McCracken's 1820 Will. He was born about 1750 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania and died in 1820 in Jonesboro (Jonesborough), Washington County, Tennessee. His father, John McCracken and others were ambushed and killed by Native Americans "Indians" in 1757. He married Margaret Patton. John and Margaret's son, John was born in 1777 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. John married Ann Kelsey. John and Ann's son, William Kelsey McCracken (born 1807) married Jane Patton. William and Jane's son, John Jerome "J.J." McCracken (born 1860 in Laurel County, Kentucky) was married first to Elizabeth Pinkston and married second to Eliza McWhorter (born in 1874 and died in 1964 in Laurel County, Kentucky). J.J. and Eliza's daughter, Lula (born 1901) married Charles Tuttle, the son of William and Louisa (Jones) Tuttle. They had one child together named Versell Elvin Tuttle (born in April 1922 in Ky and died in Feb 1993 in Butler County, Ohio). Versell's first wife was Beulah Parsley.
Added Jun 30, 2010 by: A Mccracken
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This is the last and only photo that I know of Shadrack Jacobs. He was my g,g,grand father who served in the Civil War. He was in the Texas Cavalry 19th Reg. His father was born in S.C. in 1796 and his name was Joshua. I don't have proof, but I think that Joshua's father was also named Shadrack. The names Shadrack, Joshua, John, William, James are passed through generations of our Jacobs family.
Added Jan 15, 2005 by: Stephen Jacobs
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The gravestone of my husband's distant Grandfather, Jesse Brock, Revolutionary War soldier. "Jesse Brock was the first settler of Wallins Creek Kentucky. He was about a three-quarter Indian, and had so much Indian blood in him, that he had no trouble in living among the Indians who were thickly settled in the mountains when he first came, raised his family among them, hunted along with them, with no trouble whatever." Excerpt from the interview of Elijah Brock with Annie Walker Burns. He was born b. 1752, Cumberland Co., VA. Died 1843 in Wallins Creek, Harlan Co., KY>
Added Dec 15, 2004 by: Pat Saylor
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Born 1789. I have no idea where this picture came from, but I probably found it on the net when I did a search for Taylor's a year ago
Added Aug 1, 2004 by: B Someone
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Rolly/Rawleigh/Raleigh Brown was b. 17 Feb 1770 Brunswick Co., VA & d. 24 Feb 1833 Giles Co., TN. He married Nancy Abernathy and they had 10 children.
Added Jul 25, 2004 by: Judy Dant
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The apocryphal story on Jeremiah is that he migrated from South Carolina to St. Clair Co., Alabama with his young wife and little else. He was so poor that while everyone else had a wagon, he only had a sled. He came into a great amount of land very suddenly. Supposedly, he befriended an Indian who told him of a dream wherein a white man gave him a gun. Jeremiah gave the Indian a gun, and not too long later, told the Indian that he had a dream wherein an Indian gave him some land. Perhaps this is how Jeremiah came into the land. Perhaps not. Jeremiah embraced Christianity late in life at the insistence of his son, a prominent Baptist preacher. It is told that, too frail to resist, Jeremiah was strapped into a chair and dunked in the Coosa River. Some researchers believe that Jeremiah was Cherokee, or possibly Creek. I must agree that the photo bespeaks Native American ethnicity. In Jeremiah's time, it was unheard of for a man not to have a religious affiliation. That he did not embrace Christianity until so late in life also indicates that he converted from Native American Beliefs.
Added May 9, 2003 by: Sheron Sheppard
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She was born 1783, and lived to be 102. Lived with Daughter Sally Winn-Yaple til she died.
Added Feb 22, 2003 by: Jaimee Hedlund
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Winifred Dunlap was born in 1792. She married Tarleton Whitlock 20 Sep 1810, in Rockbridge, Virginia. She died in 1864/65 in Smithville, Clay, Missouri. Her children were John Harrison Whitlock, William Whitlock, Elizabeth H. Whitlock, Preston Whitlock, Judith Whitlock, James Whitlock, Robert Whitlock, Mitchell Whitlock, Mary Ann Whitlock, Francis Whitlock, Lorenzo Randolph Whitlock, Martha Jane Whitlock, Alexander Hamilton Whitlock, Columbus Green Whitlock.
Added Feb 4, 2003 by: Unknown User
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