Sunday, August 31, 2014

Census Sunday: Alfred Shuffield 1850 United States Federal Census

Alfred Shuffield Family
Date: 12 Oct 1850
Place: District 18, Carter County, Tennessee, United States
1st Page:
Alfred Shuffield, age 38, male, white, farmer, b. Tennessee
Hila Shuffield, age 37, female, white, b. Tennessee
William S Shuffield, age 13, male, white, b. Tennessee

2nd Page:
John C Shuffield, age 11, male, white, b. Tennessee
Elizabeth M Shuffield, age 10, female, white, b. Tennessee
Martha E Shuffield, age 7, female, white, b. Tennessee
Fanny Shuffield, age 6, female, white, b. Tennessee
Nancy J Shuffield, age 5, female, white, b. Tennessee
Eliza Shuffield, age 3, female, white, b. Tennessee
Amanda Shuffield, age 1, female, white, b. Tennessee

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas Tolbert Havins and Louisa Crawford Tombstone

Thomas Tolbert Havins, Sr. (son of Thomas Havins and Abigail Purdon) was born 15 December 1822 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama. He married Louisa Crawford on 17 Nov 1845 in Lamar County, Texas. Together they had a family of twelve children. Thomas fought in the American Civil War as a Confederate soldier. Thomas passed away at the age of 79 years old on 10 Jul 1901 in Lone Grove, Llano County, Texas. 

Louisa Crawford (daughter of Marshall Crawford and Rebecca Sinclair) was born 18 December 1825 near Fort Gibson on the Arkansas River in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. She passed away 22 April 1916 in Lone Grove, Llano County Texas

Thomas and Louisa are buried at Board Branch Cemetery in Lone Grove, Llano County, Texas.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Census Sunday: Thomas T. Havins 1850 United States Census

Date: 19 Sept 1850
Place: Milam and Williamson, Milam, Texas, United States
Residence: #253
Family: #266

Thomas T. Havins and his wife Louisa Crawford, married in 1845, have three children and are farmers in middle eastern Texas. Two doors up from Thomas and Louisa is Thomas's parents, Thomas Havins and Abigail Purdon.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday: How To Preserve A Husband, Part 2

Yesterday I posted a scanned picture of "How To Preserve A Husband". The page of the old cookbook had rips and folds. It had see better days for sure! Looking at the page's sad condition I decided to preserve with a vintage flare. The above is the end result. 

Now I have a bit of old wisdom to pass down to my daughter when she sets up house with her future husband.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wisdom Wednesday: How To Preserve A Husband

While sifting through my late mother-in-law's papers I found this little golden nugget tucked away. I thought it was lovely and wished to share it with all of you. As it says the "Preservation Tip" was found in an old cook book which the paper I found was from an old cookbook, so the advice is age old. 

Preservation worth preserving. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Military Monday: Greetings From Fort Lewis

Pictured is Gordon Welke son of Ferdinand Welke and Mary M. Dargatz. This card would date to the 1950's when Gordon served in the United States Army.

I like this vintage army greeting card as it tells more of a story behind a military picture. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Emma Knott Grice

Emma A. Knott, born Sept 1862 in Indiana, was the wife of Charles C. Grice (son of Henry Grice and Mary Jane Heath). Emma was the mother to at least two children; William Franklin Grice and Katie Louise Grice. She is buried at the Tomlinson Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana.

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