Back to Family Trees in 2019 with 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Week 12 ~ prompt ~ 12
Sons of Elisha S. and Mary J. Marley
Brothers of Great Grandmother Martha J. Marley Carroll
As with most large families of the late 1800's and early 1900's it was not unusual to have 12 or more children. Certainly there was no test to reveal the gender of a child before it's birth.
Imagine my 2x great grandfather's pleasure at the delivery of his sons, "Thank you Lord for another namesake son and farm hand. My 2x great grandmother, on the other hand, was obviously thankful for having a supply of hand-me-down suits and grateful for her five daughters to help with laundry and cooking for her hearty boys.
I am thankful for this photo of my 2x Great Uncles from my Great Grandmothers Photo Album for the Branch and Twigs it added to my Dad's maternal family tree.
Daughters of William H. and Louisa Walker Pittman
Nieces of Great Grandfather George W. Pittman
William Howell Pittman was a Veteran of the Civil War serving as a Lieutenant in the Georgia First Regiment Infantry. He and my Great Grandfather George Washington were Volunteer Soliders in the Confederacy, and after the War the Veteran Brothers headed West. Both found their way to West Texas. George Washington settled in Ward County where the Sixth Generation of his decendents reside today. William Howell settled in Eastland County where he and Louisa raised Six Daughters.
This 'Branch and Twigs' on my Dad's paternal family tree produced a plethora of research information dating back to Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. It revealed the incredible journey of my Pittman ancestors' settlement in Georgia after the Revolution through the Civil War and their migration West to Texas and New Mexico.
These 6 sons and 6 daughters and their descendants have made a Family Tree filled with more Cousin Twigs and Leaves than I will ever be able to count.