52 Weeks Challenge...6 Sons & 6 Daughters=12 Twigs To Family Tree

Back to Family Trees in 2019 with 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Week 12  ~ prompt ~ 12
Marley Brothers
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.
Pittman Sisters
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.


Wendy said...

The Marley brothers are so handsome, well-groomed, outfitted in nice-looking suits. The youngest boy though seems to be wearing a suit that started out with Brother #1! The Pittman sisters are having fun. I see a couple sporting the Gibson Girl hairdo. The photo seems to suggest some were more forward-thinking in fashion.

Sue McPeak said...

The brothers are certainly a handsome group, and in later photos of them, they became quite good looking men. I'm sure the older ones got new suits and the younger ones grew into them. I love this picture with the Gibson Girl hairdos, the long skirts and stylish puff sleeved blouses. As you pointed out at least one was not so impressed with the trends of the time. That too remained a constant as she became an adult. She had the most unusual name of all the sisters and was the oldest....different drummer and all.

Joanne said...

very neat that you do have all of these photos, and it is a good looking family. No doubt folks with plenty of gumption and spirit. Hard working!

Barbara Rogers said...

What a great looking couple of families. Though mothers were pregnant (or nursing) most of their young lives, they did manage a home, and even migrated as the family needed to improve their lives. So glad you have shared these family photos.


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