. . . are a legacy of a long line of packrats.
And, I thank all those packrats for the interesting family history they have left me.
This Carte d'Visite is of one of my two maternal great-great-grandmothers. Joeann Ellen Browning, nee Trimble, was born in Greene County, Illinois on 14 May 1847. In this photo she is 25 years old.
This photo is one of my two paternal great-great-grandfathers. He was born on 19 July 1843 in Macoupin County, Illinois. The photo was taken in 1860 or 1861. He enlisted in the 7th Illinois Volunteer infantry at age 17. He survived Andersonville.