|Nancy Parks Setliff and Joseph John Setliff IV|
Sending you a picture of Joseph John Setliff IV and his wife, Nancy Parks. Joseph was born 30 May 1782 and died 24 May 1870. Nancy Parks was born 02 November 1791 and died 24 August 1865. These people are our Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents. Thought you might like to see it.I wish the photo weren't so fuzzy, but it's still interesting to see my own ancestors. Jim tells me it's fuzzy because it's a copy from an original print done on glass before film was used.
Love you all,
Great-great-great-great is FOUR greats in the past, plus grandparents, plus parents, plus my generation, and I have a couple of great-great grandchildren of my own. Let's see, how's my math? Really, all I need to do is count on my fingers:
- Joseph and Nancy, born in 1782 and 1791
- their son, my great-great-great-grandfather
- his son, my great-great-grandfather
- his son, my great-grandfather
- his son, my grandfather, born in 1891 (see below)
- his son, my dad, born with an "e" on his name in1918
- me, born in 1940
- my three kids, born in the 1960s
- their seven children, born between 1986 and 2000
- my two great-grandchildren, born in 2009 and 2010
On Sunday, Jim sent a link to a 1917 document about our grandfather, and I see he was still signing his name without the "e" a year and a half before my father was born. I didn't realize he was born in Alabama (though I knew that grandmother was from Dinwiddy County, Virginia). He lists a wife who is "dependent on him for support," but no children yet. (Click on the document to enlarge it.)
posted a close-up of it before. I knew that he was a meatcutter because I have an old advertisement for the Setliff Meat Market. I didn't know he had once been a deputy sheriff.
closing of the church I grew up in, I posted photos of a bronze plaque dedicating the organ in honor of those from the church who served in World War Two. You can see my father's name, spelled with an "e" on the end.
Monday Memories post. It's very different from the first one and not at all book related.