Wordless Wednesday: Minors of Greene County – 1875

With my trusty Flip Pal scanner, I captured this image of a family heirloom.  The photograph is snugly framed, with a sturdily nailed backing that I didn’t want to disturb.  So I did the best I could and scanned from on top of the glass.  The image  will be useful in identifying other photographs that my mother is letting me take home, since we know the identities of these folks.

Seated are my great-great grandparents, Mary Jane Gwynn and Francis Marion Minor.  The little boy standing to their left is my great-grandfather, Robert Minor.  Standing behind the trio are the older children – Sarah Priscilla, John Pierson and Olfred Minor.  I know that Robert was born in 1869, and he looks to be about 5 or 6 here;  T W Rogers of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania took this photograph sometime in the mid-1870s then.

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2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Minors of Greene County – 1875

  1. We lived on the very farmland that Robert Minor owned along Simpson Creek at Barnett’s Run in Harrison County, WV, until I-79 sliced through our beautiful land in the 1970s. Any chance you have a photo of his home? Looks like it sat about where our home stood–which was built in the 1940s. Thanks for any further info.

    • Hi, Philip! All I have for this parcel of land is the map, which is included in this post: http://dkaysdays.com/2011/02/28/mapping-the-wilson-minor-transactions-mappy-monday/.

      The photo above captures that Robert Minor’s brother, Francis, who is the father to this brood. His youngest boy, Robert, was my great-grandfather.

      I didn’t know about the family’s West Virginia holdings until transcribing the documents in a satchel my mother had kept. I wish I had a photo of the old place in Harrison County!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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