Thursday, March 5, 2009

Adding the Words for Wordless Wednesday

On Wednesday I posted this photo of my husband's great, great granduncle Asbury Jackson Mayfield and his family while they were supposedly making molasses. Asbury was born in 1846 in Monongalia County, West Virginia and died Feb. 1927 in Smithfield, Wetzel, West Virginia. He was first married to Luama Tennant and they were the parents of 9 children: Nimrod, Andrew, Sanford, Lewis, Rebecca, William, Sylvester, Simon, and Richard.

Judy Mayfield has posted a wonderful memorial to Pvt. Asbury Jackson Mayfield here on Find A Grave. He served in Company P, 6th Regiment, of the West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. The photo at right below was attached to that memorial. I LOVE IT when I find family photos this way and am very grateful to Judy for posting this.

I'm posting this photo of me and my husband at left below so you can see the striking resemblance in Larry and his great, great granduncle. Do you see it?


12 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, I definitely see a resemblance. Very cool!

Terri said...

Incredible resemblance - wow!

Greta Koehl said...

Whoa - an amazing resemblance! And thank you for providing the story - I was going to add my whining to all the pleas for the story but I see you were already ahead of me.

Larry C. Jamison (Jamie) said...

Thank you for posting those pictures I agree there has to be a Great story there. I wonder who took that picture? Thank you so much for all your hard work on not just your family but on my family also.
Jamie

lindalee said...

I just wanted to share that I have Mayfield's from Monongalia County and my ggggg grandfather is Rev. Asbury Pool also from Monongalia. I have to see if our Mayfields are from the same family.

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

First of all, those are two wonderful pictures. I agree that Larry and his granduncle could be twins! Thanks for the Wordless Wednesday picture and the follow up story---two great reasons we love your blog!

GrannyPam said...

Looks like a horse running the press. They were probably making molasses, or cane syrup. Judie Pagter of "Country Ham" used to sing a song I remember well, "The old Cane Press". Judie may have wrote it, and it speaks to her memory of the mule circling the "old Cane Press". This version isn't Judie, but it is her song. http://tinyurl.com/dxtscg

LVP said...

Excellent story. Just for a note on the back of the picture - just a few words. Maybe there's a lesson there. Thank you.

Susan Adcox said...

That is amazing! When my in-laws passed away a few years ago, we inherited all of these family pictures with no identifications. It was really addictive delving into the family history and trying to figure out who they were. I was still working at the time, and I told myself that I couldn't get sucked into the geneaology thing. Now I've retired, but I'm doing the caregiving thing with my dad, so still no time. Someday. . . .

JoLyn said...

Making molasses! I was wondering what they were doing...

What a resemblance. It's neat to see the similarities from generation to generation. There is a photo of my mom - when I look at it I feel like I'm looking at myself!

Gini said...

Hi Becky, you sure can tell they are related. I love photos like that, I have a photo that I posted of my Great Grandfather Albert Tabeling, my brother is a spitting image of him. When I saw the photo, I couldn't believe it. It's amazing, thank you for a wonderful post.

Southwest Arkie said...

What wonderful photos! The resemblance is amazing!