Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday's Portrait: Benjamin Franklin Mendenhall

Today's Portrait:

Benjamin Franklin Mendenhall
b. 27 Mar 1840 in Unionport, Randolph, Indiana
d. Nov 1919 in Randolph Co., Indiana

I thought this picture was interesting because of Benjamin's beard- oh my goodness. Really, I don't know one person who wears their beard like this anymore- I think there's a reason why! :) I'm also liking the top hat. 
The background is probably real- probably taken outside- I'm not sure if they had fake backdrops or not for photos? It's a nice picture either way.

How I'm related to Benjamin : 3rd cousin, 6x removed

Carrie Jeckering Smith (me)
My parents
Harold Earl Mendenhall (1916-1989) & Helen Seaver
Earl Dwight Mendenhall (1894-1972) & Edna Miles
Marion R Mendenhall (1873-1948) & Louella Munn
Richard Mendenhall (1852-1924) & Margaret Pierron
Aaron Mendenhall (1828-1894) & Christena Spielman
Richard Mendenhall (1794-1871) & Sarah Pearson 
Joseph Mendenhall (1770-1833) & Deidamia Hill
Richard Mendenhall (1737-1773) & Jane Thornburgh
Mordecai Mendenhall (1713-1803) & Charity Beeson
Mordecai is my 8th great grandfather- one of his other son was : Stephen
Stephen Mendenhall (1744-1822) & Elizabeth Rich
Nathan Mendenhall (1774-1847) & Nancy Harlan
Nathan Mendenhall (1809-1861) & Mary Beech 
Benjamin F Mendenhall

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