Well, I guess it blocks a bit of sun, at least:
This lady is my third great-grandmother, Susan William Lee Martin Kennedy. She was the wife of Dr Nathan Blunt Kennedy, one of my Civil War surgeon ancestors. I guess as the spouse of a prominent physician in the Hill County, Texas of the 1800′s, Mrs. Kennedy felt the need for fancy attire for her head!
The lady of the right is my great-grandmother, Mary Tennessee Turner. This photo is from about 1910. Mary is here with a couple of close cousins. Girls Night Out!
Another photo of Mary Tennessee Turner, here as a Woman of Mystery!
I don’t want to seem a sexist, so here is a photo of my great-grandfather, Charles Arthur Rogers:
“Bubba” Rogers was a railroad man all of his life, so he certainly knew the value of a good straw hat!
The Library of Virginia website has many online bible records- the scanned images. There are a lot of Lee bible images. Are they my Lees? I sure hope so, so I want to make this a reminder to search their records in depth when I look at my Lee ancestors. I hope to find Robert E and then a connection to Sarah Lee > Susan William Lee Martin…
While searching the 1860 Federal Census for Lauderdale County, Mississippi looking for Susan Martin, I found a 2nd enumeration for Dr John F Kennedy! I had previously found him listed with his brother, Dr Sidney P Kennedy and his family, living in Beat No 2 in Lauderdale County. In the second mention, also in Beat 2, he is listed alone. I’m thinking the first was his medical practice location:
the second his private residence:
Anyway, I have finished with Beat 1 & Beat 2, and am on page 11 of Beat 3.