Monday, October 25, 2010

Charlie's Girls

This is my grandfather Charles Cox with my Aunt Blanche on the left and my mother Doris on the right. This is one of the happiest portraits in the whole collection

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christian College

I used to sit and ask my grandpa Percy questions while he and I sat poring over National Geographics together. I remebered that he had said that he attended a college. My cousin Cloyd recently sent me this clipping. Percy is wearing his school uniform. I inquired through a museum in Ruskin Tenn. and it was confirmed that Percy had attended this forward thinking college in his youth.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Charles Wesley Barnhouse

This would be my maternal grandmother's brother. My cousin informed me that he had had several photos made. I remember seeing him in a photograph with his fiddle. I think he was a pretty dashing fellow.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Civil War record---Y.B. Cravens

This is Y.B.'s mustering out paper form from the Illinois 5th calvary company M.

The reason I am calling this blog "Whispers from Wayne County" is because that is were my Father and Mother brought the two families together.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Young Brooken Cravens Sr.

This blog will be a journal of my research of the Cravens and Cox families of southern Illinois, who were my ancestors. I hope to share photos and anecdotes with long lost "cousins".

I am starting off with a photo of my great, great, grandfather, Young Brooken Cravens Sr.'s tombstone. I just visited his marker at the old Cravens cemetery near Burnt Prairie Illinois. The marker is inscribed "This monument honors a soldier who fought to save the Union".

I am hoping to find a photo of him and other family members.