- Solomon Valentine, in the 1860's or 1870's (61 KB)
This is Solomon S. Valentine, b. March 10, 1825, in Crab Orchard, Kentucky.His wife was the former Delilah Camile Moore.They moved from Chester, Illinois, to Orangeville, Fannin County, Texas, in 1861. He owned a grist mill there.He died September 22, 1901, and is buried in Porters Chapel Cemetery.
- Ten family members at Uncle Homer's, 1930s or 40s. (417 KB)
Here are ten family members in a picture with William and Ella Emerson.They are identified as (L to R, back row): Nevelle Reeves (son-in-law), Uncle Albert Valentine, Homer Emerson (Will's brother), Will Emerson, Earl Emerson (Will's brother). (L to R, front row): Sue Katherine Valentine Summers (dau of Albert & Minnie), Jeanette Emerson (Earl's wife), Cora Emerson (Homer's wife), Aunt Minnie Lee Vestal Valentine, and Ella Rhea Pegg Emerson, the matriarch of our family.
- Seven Emerson Sisters (675 KB)
Here are the seven grown Emerson sisters, perhaps about 1940:Cleo, Velma, Millie, Lois, Loretta, Mabel and Vera.Aunt Cleo is the one who has compiled extensive genealogical records on the family.
- Will Emerson, about 1904 (751 KB)
Here is a rare picture of Will Emerson as a young man.I never met my grandfather, but he fathered the clan of 13 children who became the core of our Emerson family.
- Four of the Emerson Brothers (935 KB)
Here, in 1963, are four of the Emerson brothers.From left:Bill, Vernon, Ralph Lindell, and Leon.
- Julia Emerson portrait (89 KB)
Here is a portrait of Julia Ellen Emerson, taken in about 1995.
- Julia LeGere Pullen in about 1912 (1572 KB)
Here is Grandmommy as a young girl in her ribbons and curls.This is before she was a mildly rebellious teenager who bobbed her hair!