Savannah! Who names their children after a town?
Apparently my Great Great Grandparents!
Surely that 'G' was for Grace!
Believe it or not there's a couple of 'Good Things' about being 'Fifteena Caboosla'!
First...since your Ma was in the 'Family Way' every year since gettin' hitched, that meant that 'HandMeDowns' weren't full of holes. Now the length may not have been just right...especially if older sisters were taller...of course then there's no worries about showing too much ankle...just trippin' and fallin' on your Caboosla!
Secondly...having a slew of olders sisters meant 'Older Beaus'. However, from the looks of things, one Beau to Five Sisters was pretty slim pickins back then. Course, gettin' to 'DressUp' and go strollin' in the woods should count for somethin'.
And lastly....The HATS!!!!
I'm not sure what Savannah would say back in the 1870's, but in 2011 we'd say,
"OMG, that hat's to die for...it's DaBomb".
Her famously named sibling was my Great Granddaddy, George Washington Pittman (you can read his story HERE). Her sisters were Mary Eugenia, Fannie Margaret, Elizabeth Lizzy and Emma. Other brothers were William Howell, Albert Singleton, James Allison and Isacc Marion.
Savannah married Hiram Brown on December 16, 1895. So far in her Tree Branch I have found three sons with fairly common names: William M., Paul R. and Silas P. I can hardly wait to find out what their middle initial stands for. I'm thinkin' M for Moreofus, R for Righton, and P for Pausin....just thinkin' there will be more LilBrown's to come...maybe a Fifteena Caboosla!