October 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Tombstone Tuesday – Bair/Baer/Bahr

Rudolph Baer/Bair/Bahr was born on 31 Jul 1751 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died on 31 Oct 1819 in Stark County, Ohio.  He was said to be the first white settler in Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio.  He was also a member of the convention which formed the Ohio state constitution.  He was my 6th great grandfather.

Here is my submission for this month’s Festival of Postcards.  The theme for this month is quadrapeds; which are four-legged animals.  This postcard was taken on a street in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1910.

Tombstone Tuesday – Swafford

 Joel Seagraves Swafford was born in 1846 in Tennessee, and died in 1919 in Missouri.  He married Margaret Hedrick, and they had 6 children.  He fought in the American Civil War in the 2nd Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery; which was a Union unit.

Tombstone Tuesday – Michael Sanor /Zeynor

These are the tombstones for Michael Sanor, aka Zeynor/Zehner.  He was an American Revolutionary War Patriot.  He served in the 8th Pennsylvania regiment under Captains Eli Miers and Michael Huffnagle, and Colonels Brodhead and Mackey.  The stone on the left is his original one, and the one on the right is for his military service.  As you can see, the stone on the left reads ‘Michael Sanor’, and the one