Here are the answers to My Ancestor Did That?! – The Ladies’ Turn.
How many did you know?
- One was quite the letter writer. (That’s an easy one!) – Esther Richardson Talbott
- One always seemed to have a dog. – Winnie Haley Carr
- One played the guitar and banjo. – Winnie Haley Carr
- Two (at least) were a marvelous seamstresses. – Mattie Maddox Howard and Esther Richardson Talbott
- One ran a small grocery/general store. – Stella Holyfield White
- Two died young leaving behind small children. – Mattie Maddox Howard and Esther Richardson Talbott
- One relegated her new electric stove to the back porch in favor of her wood stove. – Winnie Haley Carr
Great Great Grandmothers
- One was bedridden in her later years. – Rosa Bowen Talbott
- One was widowed as a mother with 6 children – the youngest a year old. – Harriett Elliott Richardson
- One loved chewing gum – and shared it with her grandchildren. – Clara Holt Haley
- One received a Civil War pension as a widow. – Martha Jane Lett Maddox
- One was illegitimate. – Emma Thomas Howard (Harward)
Great Great Great Grandmothers
- One was born in Ireland. – Joanna Barrett
- One never married. – Mary Jane Thomas
- One died within a couple of weeks of her son. – Samantha Buchanan Maddox
- One was an invalid after the birth of her youngest child. – Panthea Overby Elliott
- One was very active in the women’s activities of her church. – Mary Adline Thomas Harward
So, who is in your family tree?!