Samuel Bartow McKenney, Civil War Image

Samuel Bartow McKenney enlisted with his father, Robert Eugene McKenney, in Company B, the 9th Minnesota Infantry, in 1862 in Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota.

A Sketch of the Families and Life of Samuel Bartow McKenney, a Roamer with Literary Aspirations

Photo courtesy of Allan McKenney. I took the liberty of playing a bit with retouching and adding color. Because the census is what we have, we tend to measure a person’s existence by where they were every ten years and what the census gives them as doing. If a family or individual happens to make […]

Charity Alice McKenney

As I’m going to be posting an 1883 diary of Charity Alice McKenney, I thought it might be a good idea to first do a post giving a bit of background on her. Charity, the fifth of six known children, was born 1856 October 31 in Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota to Robert Eugene McKenney and […]

Emma Viola Noyes Harmon


Emma, daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born Dec 15 1860 in Wakeshma, Kalamazoo, Michigan. On June 9 1878 in Anna, Union, Illinois, Emma married Orrin Ellie Harmon who would one day write a slim book on the history of the freethought town of Liberal, Missouri, where her family settled and where […]

Cora Rachel Noyes Greene

Original photo of Cora Rethouched Tinted Cora, daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born 19 April 1863, at “1 and 1/4 oclock” in Wakishma, Michigan. She married Frank GREEN, 30 March 1886, at the age of 23, in Junction, Kansas. She died in childbirth, 16 Oct 1887. Cora died in childbirth. Her […]

Lucius Simmons and Annie Knight Wedding Photo

Lucius Simmons (29 Dec 1883 – 9 Sep 1963) and Annie Knight Simmons (22 Feb 1888 – 1 Sept 1961), wedding photo, November 17 1904 I am guessing the man beside Lucius may be his brother Dewitt. They were said to have been married at the home of Annie’s parents, Marion Thomas “Isaac” Knight and […]

Cabin of George and Martha (Johnson) Knight

George Knight (1831-1904) was a sibling of William Knight, the Knight line on this website, both being children of Charles “Charley” Knight and Susannah Williams who were married 1833 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. George Knight married Martha A. Johnson, of Pike County, Missouri, Jan 21, 1858, and perhaps in preparation for this marriage he built […]

Image of Mary Lord Carhart

The image above is not an attempt to recreate the Mary Lord Carhart painting, which I’ve never seen. I’ve only brought out the texture of the paint and canvas so we can see that it is likely a miniature, and added color so that we can better distinguish Mary from the background. The below was […]


Photoshopped the below multiple generation xerox that was with the article. There’s no making it perfect. I was happy to get as much as I did out of it. One begins to get a little character. DEATH VISITS MANCHESTER HOMES A. B. CARHART, WELL KNOWN HARDWARE DEALER, GIVES UP LIFE’S BATTLE Impressive Funeral Services Held […]

Perry Lang and Sons Photo

Bob Ann Breland writes, “A distant cousin in Huntsville, Al, found this photo among her late aunt’s things and sent Bob Ann Breland a copy. It is a photo of William Perry Lang and his four sons. Shown in front, Albert Winston Lang (Bob Ann’s grandfather), William Perry Lang and Charles F. Lang. In back […]

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