Photo Friday!

I used to do a vintage photo friday on my personal blog, but I got out of the habit. I miss doing it though, and this seems like a good place to resurrect it.
This is Elizabeth Arnold Barbour (alternate spellings I've seen for her, Barber, Barbor). She was born October 28, 1817 and died October 23, 1888 or 1870. She is the mother of my husband's mother's mother's father. She had six children, three sets of twins, and was widowed shortly after the birth of the last set. To try and make ends meet, she started a day care/school out of her home. I will post the story later of what happened when she wasn't able to make ends meet.
All 6 of her children went on to have families of their own, and two of her sons served in the civil war.

1 comments :

Elf Flame August 27, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

Wow...that's quite impressive--three sets of twins?

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About this blog

This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.