Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday
The Freeman Family

Standing: Lawrence, Allura, Robert
Seated: Ozell, Minor, parents Lydia Herring Freeman and Jim/James Freeman, Arntee, and James

How does this family connect to my family tree?
Lydia Herring Freeman's sister
Mary Jane Herring married John Coleman who was the son of
James Coleman and Mary Ann Markham
Mary Ann Markham is a sister of Monroe Markham, my great grandfather.

Photograph courtesy of Anthony Neal, Sr


  1. Replies
    1. I love when you can get the entire family to sit for a photograph.

    2. Me too! That's a lot of men there.

  2. I love family portraits. There seems to be resemblance in the young men, so I assume these are sons/brothers.

  3. Yes, they are the sons and daughter of James and Lydia Herring Freeman. The parents are seated in the center.

  4. I had interpreted that as Allura and Robert, presuming it to be a couple as their names were linked.

    1. Made a couple corrections to make it clearer for the reader.

  5. I found your blog today and it is absolutely beautiful! I've added a link to it on our archives blog and created a feature post to highlight it ( I hope you are happy with this. I plan on visiting regularly!

    --Katrina Castilaw, Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library Director

  6. I'm so glad I found your blog! James and Mary Ann are my grandmother's great-grandparents. I think I went as far back as I can on the Coleman side and I couldn't find anything on the Markhams until now!

  7. Hi Cousin Quiakyrie, I, too, am glad you found my blog. My great grandfather Monroe Markham and your 3rd great grandmother Mary Ann were siblings. I would love to continue this conversation about our family. Contact me LRudd at aol dot com.