Retired old curmudgeon, sharing space with numerous cats, books, prints, broken furniture and other detritus of 19th and 20th century life.
I've always enjoyed the peace and serenity in old cemeteries. When I was small, my gg-grandmother, g-grandmother, grandmother & mother would pack a picnic lunch, usually on Easter sunday and the whole family would visit our ancestors in Forest Park cemetery in Houston. Afterwards I would feed stale bread to the swans, geese and ducks and we would eat lunch by the lake in the middle of the cemetery under the spreading branches of the old oak trees. I was destined to become a taphophile.
I discovered some old photos while going through a recently-deceased relative's possessions. Among the collection were several photos of five generations of my ancestors, almost seventy-five years ago, dressed in their Sunday go-to-church clothes, with my gg-grandmother holding me in her lap, the first-born of the next generation, with the cemetery lake in the background. What a find!
RE: Benjamin Swan Hi. The only Benjamin I have info on is Benjamin Franklin Swann (1924-1945)who was my great-uncle, Eliga Edgar Swann's son. BF was killed in WWII and his wife, Gladys, remarried (Bollen). When she remarried, she and BF's daughter, Shirley, who was very young, moved to LA and she still lives in that area. Our Swann family is primarily in Polk and Haralson Counties in Georgia. I'm not sure this is the family you are researching.
RE: Keelings at Zebulon You're still crazy, Cuz, I love your cat! Hey, they might be afraid to give DNA - they might find out who they really belong to! Especially in the South! LOL. Hugs & cheers! Always happy to hear from you!
Jesse Walter Byars You left flowers on his page and wrote some incorrect information. Jesse Walter Byars (1892 - 1962) was never married. There is a Walter J Byars (1890 - 1979) who married Orra Peppers. Just thought you'd like to know.