My Great Grandfather, John F DeLong’s family (Left to right – first row): My Great Grandmother, Sarah Ellen Harris DeLong, John Francis DeLong, Allie Kathleen (Second row Left to Right): Maurice, Bert (my grandfather) and Wallace
My Grandfather, Bert A. DeLong. A life-long farmer who lived in Andover, MO, he also served as Pastor of the local RLDS Church in Andover for many years. He was the finest man I have ever known. Dad says that he never once heard his father raise his voice in anger or swear at anyone.
Estimating that this photo taken of my Grandmother, Cynthia Bell Logeman DeLong is from around 1907. All her life she never had running water, or indoor plumbing. I recall Sunday dinner at the farm and she still in her advanced years pumped water from a well spout off the kitchen porch. An excellent piano player she would often play and sing to us.
Massa White Harbison (My 5X Great Grandmother): Captured by a band of warring natives in 1792 at the age of 22 she witnessed the murder of her two boys aged five and three which only left the one infant at her breast. After three days of captivity she stole away at night. Her captors took her captive with only her nightgown on and no shoes. Upon her return to her home she had over 120 thorns in her feet, one which went completely through one foot.
By the looks of me I wasn’t even a year old here so the year on this photo has to be 1964. Location: Denver Colorado.
My Great, Great Great Grandfather, Alexander DeLong. He was born in Ohio in 1805 and died in Decatur County, IA in 1878.
Henry (Cousin)’s namesake and great-grandfather, Henry Taillac was born 100 years ago today. Unfortunately he did not live to see his hundredth birthday, however his wife Virgie will celebrate her 96th on August 30th. 12 more words
My approach to genealogy isn’t also in a straight path, as this post proves. I’m jumping all the way back to my 20th great-grandfather, his son, and his grandson, all of whom were Kings of Portugal, from the House of Burgundy. 966 more words
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – What could have been a tragedy turned into a story of heroism. A great-grandfather crashed into a power pole, his car burst into flames and he and his grandson were trapped. 392 more words