- Rosa Ralph Lyon (38 KB)
Rosa was my 3rd cousin once removed. She was the daughter of Edward E. Lyon and Ida Caroline Gordon. Edward and Ida were second cousins as they shared the same great grandparents, Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Rosa was born March 11, 1880 in Lowndes Co., Alabama and died November 03, 1983. She married Thomas James Middleton November 18, 1902. This photo was taken of her in her wedding dress.
- Alfred & Emiline Coppage (69 KB)
This is a photo of my great-great-great grandparents, Alfred and Emiline "Lynn" Coppage probably taken in the 1880's while living in Fremont County, Iowa. Alfred was the son of Peyton Coppage and Jane Barlow and the grandson of William Coppedge and Mary Tippett. Emeline was the daughter of Eleazor Newton Lynn and Elizabeth Work. Alfred was born April 10, 1834 in Leesburg, Scott Co.,Kentucky and died June 30, 1918 in Fremont Co., Iowa. Emeline was born March 14, 1832 in Brownsville, LaFayette Co., Pennsylvania and died October 26, 1928 in Hamburg, Fremont Co., Iowa.
- Arnold Family PhotoFrom: Linda "Arnold" Peper (84 KB)
This picture was taken about 1911 near Waggoner, Montgomery Co., Illinois. Sitting on the ground are Fern Way, daughter of Vernie and Bertha Way, Harold Moomaw, son of Clarence and Pearl Moomaw, Verna and Pearl Moomaw, daughters of Fred Sterling and Maude Moomaw.Seated are the children of Thomas Newton and Maranda Melvina Woods Arnold (great grandchildren of Samuel & Rachel "Herron" Gordon, and my 2nd cousins, twice removed).They are left to right: Edwin Wallace Arnold, Libbie Jane Arnold Way, George Marion Arnold, Jeanetta Arnold Moomaw and Edgar Willis Arnold.Standing at Edwin Wallace Arnold's right is his grandson, Elbert Arnold Wallace Taylor.Behind elbert is a neighbor, next to her in a white blouse is Elbert's mother, Lela Arnold Taylor.to the right in the picture is Amanda the wife of Wallace Arnold, and Gloster Way in mustache, the husband of Libbie Jane Arnold.The girl to the right center in light dress is May Melvina Arnold and next to her is her mother Ellen Ferguson Arnold (wife of Willis).The elderly lady is Ellen's mother, Mary Dutton Ferguson.The woman on the end is Maude Drury Moomaw, widow of Fred Moomaw.Back row left to right: a neighbor and then George Taylor, husband of Lela Arnold; Bertha and Vernie Way (son of Gloster and Libbie Arnold Way), Lewis Moomaw, husband of Jeanetta Arnold and their son Clarence Moomaw, Edgar Andrew Arnold, son of Edgar Willis, Pearl Moomaw, wife of Clarence, George Edwin Arnold, son of Edgar Willis and a neighbor on the end.
- James & Mary (Meals) Gordon (38 KB)
James Calvin Jones Gordon was my 3rd cousin twice removed. He was the son of David Marion Gordon and Elizabeth J. Jones. James was born January 06, 1845 in Giles Co., Tennessee and died February 23, 1932 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama. He married Mary Elizabeth Meals January 08, 1867. She was the daughter of James A. Meals and Martha Ann Coffman. Standing left to right: Robert Benjamin Harris Gordon, Cruse Edward Gordon, James David Gordon, Sr., Minne Ha Ha Gordon. Sitting left to right:Ewell Meals Gordon (grandson), James Calvin Jones Gordon, Mary Elizabeth Meals, Mary A. Gordon and Margaret Elizabeth Olivia Gordon. The photo was taken before January 25, 1900.
- Edwin Wallace Arnold and Amanda J. McWilliams (58 KB)
Yet another photo from my wonderful cousin, Linda Kay "Arnold" Peper. This is Edwin Wallace Arnold (twin of Edgar Willis) and his second wife, Amanda J. McWilliams. He is the son of Thomas Newton Arnold and Maranda Woods, grandson of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon, great grandson of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron and Granduncle to Linda Kay. He was born in Morgan Co., IL in 1856 and died in Montgomery Co., IL in 1919. Wallace Arnold was a well-known auctioneer in Illinois. His first wife was Edna Summer who died in 1881. Their children were Elbert C. Arnold who died in his youth and Lela Mae Arnold, born in 1879. Edwin Wallace Arnold was my 2nd cousin twice removed.
- Alabama Gordon (26 KB)
Daughter of Major Francis Gordon and Elizabeth Wells (Betsy) Caperton. Alabama was born May 06, 1842 in Lowndes County, Alabama and got her name by being the first child to be born to her parents in the state of Alabama (she also had a sister named Tennessee). This photo was taken of her at a young age, possibly when she was in her twenties. She married Hugh William "Will" Caffey October 25, 1865 in Lowndes County, Alabama and died October 06, 1921 in Verbena, Alabama. She and Will had five children.
- Sophia Meyers (15 KB)
This is a photo of my great grandmother, Sophia Meyers, born February 11, 1883 in Creston, Union Co., Iowa and died April 19, 1980 in Gardena, California. She was the daughter of Henry Meyers and Flora Kanable. She married my great grandfather, Lawrence Calvin Mapes, July 30, 1901 in Rockport, Missouri. Her eldest daughter, Gertrude Ethel Mapes, married my grandfather, Joseph Antone Theisen. Thus making the Meyers-Mapes-Theisen connection. The photo was probably taken about 1900.
- Peter William John Theisen & Julia Mae Reidinger (105 KB)
This is their wedding photo taken before January 1894.
- Elbert Wallace Arnold Taylor (59 KB)
This is Linda Kay's second cousin, Elbert Wallace Arnold Taylor, son of Lela Arnold and George Taylor. He was the only grandson of Edwin Wallace Arnold, great grandson of Thomas Newton Arnold and Melvina Woods, great great grandson of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great great great grandson of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. He was born June 10, 1899 in Waggoner, Montgomery Co, Illinois, and died December 02, 1961 in Washington D.C.He is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia. Elbert was a Colonel in the military and was stationed in Japan after WWII. He was my 4th cousin.
- Little Miss Virginia Emmie Gordon (24 KB)
I consider myself quite privileged to have been given a copy of this photo. It's another of Virginia Emmie Gordon, my 3rd cousin once removed, daughter of George Edwards Gordon and Mary Hadin Robinson. The uniqueness of this particular photo was that it wasn't on any type of paper. The photo had been placed on metal, that appeared to be tin, but the face containing the photo appeared to be almost ceramic in nature. She was born May 01, 1897 and I estimate her age to be from 5-7 years old. Making the photo an early turn of the century. If anyone out there has ever seen something like this before and knows the name of the technique please fill me in on it.
- The Family of Samuel M. Gordon (26 KB)
This is a photo of my half great granduncle, Samuel M. Gordon, and his family. He was a half brother to my great grandfather, Robert Erwin Gordon. Samuel was born September 01, 1849 in Lowndes Co., Alabama to Andrew Gordon and Martha A. Correr. He died February 10, 1926 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas. He had married Augusta (Gussie) Bering, daughter of Theodore and Annie Bering, about 1881 in Harris co., Texas. Pictured standing left to right: Andrew H., Earl R.and Jay B. Sitting left to right: Stuart T., Regina, Samuel and Theodore B. The photo was taken September 1, 1919 on Samuel's 70th birthday.
- The family of Louis & Sarah Columbus (86 KB)
This photo was taken about 1903. It pictures my great grandparents sitting, Louis Samuel & Sarah Laberne "Smith" Columbus, with their children, James Percival, Emma Estelle, Zada Belle (my grandmother), son-in-law John Allen Cobb Burney with wife, Mattie Clemetine and their children, Louis Samuel and Eleanor.
- Picture On The Porch (92 KB)
This is a photo I'm sure is quite special to Linda Kay. It's of the children of Edgar Willis Arnold, Edgar Andrew (1890-1968), May Melvina (1895-1918) and Linda Kay's father, George Edwin Arnold (1887-1962). This was taken at their home near Waggoner, IL before May's death in 1918. They are the grandchildren of Thomas Newton Arnold and Maranda Woods, great grandchildren of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great great grandchildren of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. They were my 3rd cousins once removed.
- Clarence Moomaw Family (40 KB)
This is Clarence Cleveland Moomaw (Linda Arnold Peper's 1st cousin once removed) and his wife, Pearl Flory, with their son, Harold Arnold Moomaw. Clarence and Pearl were married in 1906 and lived in Macoupin Co., IL. Clarence was born in 1884 and died in 1953, the son of David Lewis Moomaw and Jeanetta Arnold. He was the grandson of Thomas Newton Arnold and Miranda Woods, great grandson of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great great grandson of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Harold Arnold Moomaw was born in IL in 1907 and died in Texas in 1978. Other children of Clarence and Pearl "Flory" Moomaw were Helen Louise "Moomaw" Collins and Myrtle Lucille "Moomaw" Goss who died in 1997. Clarence Cleveland Moomaw was my 3rd cousin once removed.
- Gertrude Ethel Mapes (31 KB)
This photo is of my grandmother known affectionately by her five grandchildren as "Nonie". She was born March 20, 1906 in Saint Joseph, Missouri and died May 19, 1986 in Denver, Colorado. She married my grandfather, Joseph Antone Theisen, August 01, 1923 in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Lawrence Calvin Mapes and Sophia Meyers. This photo was probably taken around 1915.
- Mamie Mildred Gordon (101 KB)
Mamie was my 3rd cousin twice removed. Daughter of Andrew Ruthven Gordon and Rebecca K. Dickerson born March 25, 1866 and passed away October 23, 1915. She married Reverend Richard Marcus (Mark) Kennedy June 26, 1890 in the Brick Church Presbyterian Church, Giles Co., Tennessee. This photo was probably taken in the late 1880's.
- The Marriage of Linda Kay Arnold (71 KB)
The marriage of Linda Kay Arnold and Harold Wayne Peper December 28, 1958 in Boston Chapel, Girard, Macoupin Co., Illinois.Great-great-great-great granddaughter of Samuel and Barbara "Cameron" Gordon and my 4th cousin.
- Edgar Willis Arnold Family (35 KB)
This is Linda Kay "Arnold" Peper's grandfather, Edgar Willis Arnold, 1856-1932, and her grandmother, Ellen (Ella) Ann Ferguson, daughter of Dennis K. Ferguson and Mary Dutton. Ellen was born in 1863 in Salem, Virginia and moved with her family, after the death of her father, to Sangamon Co., IL. She married Edgar in 1886 in Virden, Macoupin Co., IL. Edgar Willis was the twin of Edwin Wallace Arnold. The twins, born in Morgan Co., IL and called Willis and Wallace, were sons of Thomas Newton Arnold and Maranda Woods, grandsons of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great grandsons of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Sons of Willis and Ellen were George Edwin Arnold, 1887-1962 (father of Linda Kay "Arnold" Peper) on the left and on the right is Edgar Andrew Arnold, 1890-1968. They were also parents of Johnny Homer and Edith Ethel who died as children and May Melvina Arnold, born in 1895 and died in 1918. Willis and Ellen Arnold lived most of their live in Montgomery Co., IL. Edgar Willis Arnold was my 3rd cousin once removed.
- Edith Mae (Lucky) Theisen (26 KB)
This photo is of someone very special to me, my mother. The photo was probably taken in 1942 as a present to my father who was in the Navy at that time. Mom was born April 15, 1924, the oldest child of Joseph Antone Theisen and Gertrude Ethel Mapes. She married my father, Fred Henry Gordon, October 18, 1942 in Denver Colorado where she was born. She died June 23, 1987 in Temple, Bell Co., Texas.
- Major Francis Gordon (47 KB)
This is a photo of my great great granduncle Major Francis Gordon. He was born January 04, 1795 in Springhill, Tennessee and died October 1867 in Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married Elizabeth Wells (Betsy) Caperton September 24, 1817 daughter of James Caperton and Sally Wells.
- Lulu Shaw Conner (154 KB)
Lulu was the granddaughter of Andrew Gordon and his 3rd wife, Martha A. Conner; daughter of Sarah (Sallie) Amanda Gordon and H.N. Conner; and half 1st cousin twice removed to me. The photo was shared by her granddaughter, Marilyn Claire "Williams" Dungan.Lulu was born September 17, 1871 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas and died November 29, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana.She's buried with her husband in Cypress Grove Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Jeanetta Tinsey Arnold Family (32 KB)
This is the family of Jeanetta "Nettie" Tinsey Arnold (Grandaunt of Linda kay "Arnold" Peper) born in Morgan Co., IL in 1860 and her husband , David Lewis Moomaw. She was a daughter of Thomas Newton Arnold and Maranda Woods, granddaughter of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great granddaughter of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. She was married in 1878 to David Lewis Moomaw. The boy with his hand on his mother's shoulder is their adopted son, Fred E. "Sterling" Moomaw 1870-1909. He married Maude Drury and was the father of Verna Jeanette and Pearl Moomaw. In front of Fred is Nettie and Lewis' son, Clarence Cleveland Moomaw, 1884-1953 who married Pearl Flory in 1906. they were the parents of Harold Arnold, Helen Louise and Myrle Lucille Moomaw. This family lived in Morgan and Macoupin Counties, IL. The photo was taken about 1900. Jeanetta Tinsey Arnold was my 2nd cousin twice removed.
- The Gordon Children (28 KB)
These are the children, and in one case a grandchild, of James Emmett Gordon and Zada Belle Columbus. From left to right is: Oveda Fern (Sissie) Gordon with her son, Aubrey Ray Chambers, standing in front of her, Kermit E. Gordon, standing next to him is Woodrow Columbus (Woody) Gordon, and then James Emmett (J.E.) Gordon, Jr., the girl standing out front is Chestina Estelle (Snook) Gordon and next to her is the youngest, my father, Fred Henry Gordon. I estimate the picture to have been taken about 1934/35.
- The Gordon Family (45 KB)
This photo was taken nearly half a century ago, about 1957. My parents, Fred Henry and Edith Mae "Theisen" Gordon. The first one standing on the left is me, Fred (Ric) then there is Jack. Again starting on the left sitting is my sisters Donnetta Lou and Debra Kay and my littlest brother, Jimmie Joe.
- The early Theisen family (77 KB)
This is a photo of my great grandparents and their five boys. From left to right: Frank John, Julia Mae Reidinger, William John, Peter William John Theisen, Peter John. Front standing: Carl Felix and sitting on his father's knee is my grandfather, Joseph Antone Theisen. The picture was taken January 4, 1904 as my grandfather, Joseph was born January 19, 1903.
- Libbie Jane Arnold Family (36 KB)
This is Libbie Jane Arnold (Grandaunt to Linda kay "Arnold" Peper), her husband, Gloster Oren Way, with their only child, Vernie Oren Way. Libbie Jane, daughter of Thomas Newton Arnold and Maranda Woods, was born in 1868 while her family was living in Cass Co., Missouri and died in 1923 in Macoupin Co., IL. Libbie and Gloster were married in 1886 in Virden, IL and shared their marriage date with her brother, Edgar Willis Arnold and his wife, Ellen. Libbie was the granddaughter of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great granddaughter of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Libbie Jane was my 2nd cousin twice removed. The picture was taken about 1900.
- This is a Gordon four generation photo (55 KB)
This photo represents the longevity of some of my relatives. On the left is my second cousin three times removed, David Marion Gordon born February 15, 1821 in Mont Gordon, Giles Co., Tennessee. Next to him is his son, James Calvin Jones Gordon, born January 06, 1845 in Giles Co., Tennessee, next to him is his son, Cruse Ewell Gordon, born August 11, 1878 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama and holding HIS son, Ewell Marion Gordon born 1900 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama. The photo was taken about 1902.
- Major John Gordon (30 KB)
This is a photo of John Gordon, Major who was my 1st cousin four times removed. He was born August 08, 1798 in Kentucky and died September 30, 1890 in Giles County, Tennessee. He and his wife, Mary Ann Kennedy, are buried in Brick Church Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee.
- Emmett Rusk Conner (289 KB)
This is a photo of my half 1st cousin twice removed shared by his grandniece, Marilyn Claire "Williams" Dungan.Emmett Rusk Conner was born January 1870 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas and died November 14, 1937 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. He's buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas
- Thomas Newton Arnold (31 KB)
This is a photo from Linda Kay "Arnold" Peper of her great grandfather, Thomas Newton Arnold,son of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and grandson of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. He was born in 1829, Morgan Co., IL, the first of Thomas and Rachel's children to be born in Illinois after they moved from Tennessee. John and Rachel Arnold's other chidren were James, Roselinda, Elizabeth Angeline, John Jennings, Andrew H., David McCoy, William Carroll, Susan R. and Hestetia Arnold. Thomas was married in 1849 to Maranda Melvina Woods, daughter of Sterling C Woods and Elizabeth Clayton, whose families came from Kentucky. Their children who survived childhood were George Marion, Edgar Willis, Edwin Wallace, Jeanetta Tinsey and Libbie Jane Arnold. Thomas Arnold died in 1890 in Macoupin Co., IL at the age of 61. Thomas was my 1st cousin three times removed.
- This is yet another Gordon four generation photo (21 KB)
As you can tell, the Gordon men sometimes look better than the photos they were in. Sitting, is James Calvin Jones Gordon, my 3rd cousin twice removed born January 06, 1845 in Giles Co., Tennessee and died February 23, 1932 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama. On HIS right is his son, Cruse Ewell Gordon born August 11, 1878 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama and died April 27, 1956 in Athens, Limestone Co., Alabama. On HIS left is his grandson, Ewell Marion Gordon born 1900. And James is holding his great grandson, Ewell Ray Gordon born 1923. The photo is estimated to have been taken in 1925.
- George Edwards Gordon (27 KB)
George was my second cousin twice removed. He was the son of James Kennedy Gordon and Tabitha Hearne Edwards. He was born February 20, 1871 in Lowndes Co., Alabama and died December 06, 1926 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas. He had married MaryRobinson December 13, 1893 in Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas. The photo was taken about 1892 while he was Cadet at the University of Alabama.
- H. N. Conner (124 KB)
Husband of Sarah (Sallie) Amanda Gordon (my half great grandaunt). H. N. was born July 01, 1841 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas and died August 30, 1905 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. Both he and his wife Sallie are buried in the Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. H.N. enlisted in April 1861 in "Pass Guard", a 90 day militia and reinlisted in July 1861 Sabine Pass( Likens Co.). He was a First Sergeant of Captain O.M. Marshe's Company " A " Spraights Regt. Texas Vol. Infantry (Dismntd Calvalry) and was discharged May 24, 1865 Beaumont, Texas.Sallie's Obituary:CONNER. Mrs. Sallie A. Conner, widow of H. N. Conner, died Friday at a local hospital. Services will be held Monday at the residence of her son, Emmett R. Conner, 1222 South Henderson, with burial in Pioneers Rest. Survivors: sons Emmett, Fort Worth and Louis, Amarillo and daughters: Mrs. John L. Williams, New Orleans, Mrs. J. Summerville, Selma, Ala., Mrs. -Alice Wakefield and Mrs. W. M. McCaslin, Fort Worth. [Fort Worth Record, Morning Edition, Monday, 12 November 1923, pg. 15]
- Vernie Oren Way Family (23 KB)
This is a photo of Linda Kay "Arnold" Peper's 1st cousin once removed, Vernie Oren Way, his wife Bertha Lenore Beasley and their oldest daughter, Bertha Fern. Vernie was the only child of Glaster Oren Way and Libbie Jane Arnold. Vernie was born in Macoupin Co., IL in 1886 and died in 1956 and was in business in Virden, IL. Bertha Lenore Beasley was a daughter of John W. Beasley and Mary Caroline Cambell. Vernie and Bertha were married in February of 1907 in Macoupin Co., IL and Bertha Fern was born in November of that same year. Other children were Melvina Elizabeth born 1911 and Margaret Virginia born in 1918. Vernie was a grandson of Thomas Newton Arnold and Maranda Woods, great grandson of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon and great great grandson of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Vernie was my 3rd cousin once removed.
- Virginia Emmie Gordon (40 KB)
Let me introduce a young lady whose family I've been trying to find further information on for quite sometime. After spending a couple of fun and fact filled days with two of her daughters, have been able to not only establish some data but also acquire this photo. Her great grandfather, Samuel Gordon III, and my great-great grandfather, Andrew Gordon, were brothers. Her great grandmother was Elizabeth "Betsy" Gilliland, her grandparents were James Kennedy Gordon and Tabitha Hearne Edwards, and her parents were George Edwards Gordon and Mary Hadin Robinson. Virginia was born May 01, 1897 in Hayneville, Lowndes Co., Alabama. She died July 06, 1969 in San Jacinto Co., Texas and is buried next to her husband, John Pleasant "Plez" Dabney,in Camilla Cemetery, San Jacinto Co., Texas. Virginia Emmie Gordon was my 3rd cousin once removed. Notice her glasses and what's missing on them versus those of today. The photo was taken about 1915.
- Lela Mae Arnold and George Taylor (66 KB)
This is another photo passed along to me by Linda Kay "Arnold" Peper. It's possibly the wedding photo of Lela Mae Arnold and George Taylor. Lela was Linda Kay's 1st cousin once removed, daughter of Edgar Wallace Arnold and Edna A. Summer and granddaughter of John Arnold and Rachel Gordon. She was born near Waverly, Morgan Co., IL in 1879. She was also the great granddaughter of Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Lela and George were the parents of Elbert Wallace Arnold Taylor. She later married Melvin W. Brown and their son was Melvin Edwin Brown. She died in 1960 and is buried at Waverly, IL. Lela Mae Arnold was my 3rd cousin once removed