Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday's Portrait: Abbie Mendenhall

Today's Portrait:

Abigail A. "Abbie"  Mendenhall
b. 1848 in North Carolina

When looking at old photos, I think it's interesting to go with the quote- Don't judge a book by it's cover- same thing for photos- don't judge a person by it's picture- this one is included in that. I'm not sure what I think of Abbie. On one hand, she looks super strict and overbearing. Rules, rules, rules. But there's something about her face- her eyes, her "smile" that make me think otherwise. For whatever reason this is, I feel like she looks gentle in nature, plain and simple. I think my mother kind of looks like her- especially the thin lips- definitely not the nose. :)

Abigail is my 4th cousin, 5x removed:

How I'm related to her:

Carrie Jeckering Smith (Me)
My Parents
Harold Earl Mendenhall (1916-1989) & Helen Ruth Seaver (1923-1981)
Earl Dwight Mendenhall (1894-1972) & Edna Grace Niles (1894-1934)
Marion Richard Mendenhall (1873-1948) & Louella Munn (1872- 1958)
Richard Mendenhall (1852-1924) & Margaret Pierron (1851-1923)
Aaron Mendenhall (1828-1894) & Christena M Spielman (1835-1920)
Richard Mendenhall (1794-1871) & Sarah Pearson (1795-1866)
Joseph Mendenhall (1770-1833) & Deidamia Hill (1775-1838)
Richard Mendenhall (1737-1773) & Jane Thornbrugh (1737-1796)
Mordecai Mendenhall (1713-1803) & Charity Grubb Beeson (1715-1809)
Mordecai is my 8th great grandfather- he also had another son:
Aaron Mendenhall (1751-1793) & Miriam Rich (1757-1846)
James Mendenhall (1776-1811) & Rachel Thornbrugh (1777-1841)
Aaron J. Mendenhall (1806-1849) & Hannah Clark (1804-1876)
Emily J. Mendenhall (1829- ?) and unknown father- she never married.
Abigail "Abbie" Mendenhall

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