Southern Indiana PINAIRE*: Jean Jules Pinaire, and daughter, Julia Eliz. (Pinaire) Burgess.
I have inherited the photo albums of Rose Ellen (Burgess) Harmon, and Clarence W. Harmon. Lots of gems in this batch. Most in very good condition.
Several photos of:
Joseph Peter "J.P." Burgess and his wife Julia Eliz. (Pinaire) Burgess. A good shot of their home as well.
Rose Ellen (Burgess) Harmon (her LIFE, basically)
Ada (Burgess) Bye, childhood through teen years, plus one of her 3 young children, Fern, Viola and Olaf Bye.
Charles Burgess as a boy up to maybe 13/14.
Rose Ellen's husband, Clarence W. HARMON (lots of Harmon photos as well, will be posting that information on the Harmon board.) and lots of her children, and grandchildren through her son Lloyd.
A Few Gems:
1. Joseph Peter's father, Amos Burgess, as an ancient little old man with (we believe)his wife Ester Ellen Hass/Haas in front of their home.
2. Julia's Father, Jean Jules Pinaire. Possibly TWO of him. One is unmarked, but bears a striking resemblance. The 2nd, and unmarked, is metal. Not sure of the date taken, but it is one of the oldest in the collection. It's gotta be a Pinaire though, the strong nose gives it away.
3. Wm F. Harmon's grandfather, Isaac Harmon, as a haggard old man in front of his home.
I've spent the last couple of weeks getting them scanned in and am currently still working on finalizing them, but the main important photos are in the media section of my tree. However, my tree is currently private, so you will need to contact me, where I can then invite you to view the pictures. PLEASE do not worry too much with my information. It is a working tree, more of a collaboration of various trees and cannot be assumed to be accurate until I gather more sources. It's more of just an ancestor tree, with very little descendancy of those branches listed. My main concern at this point is to make sure these gems of PHOTOS make it out into the web with full force. I cried when I opened the box and saw that I had 200+ photos of 7 generations, well preserved, and many actually marked. It was the find of my genealogical life so far :) I want for others to have that same excitement.
So if you are connected with this line and would like to add some gorgeous photos to your tree, please email me privately, through my profile page and I'll be happy to make them available to you. I'll also be submitting them to several different photo sites as the weeks progress (will update here) , and will be donating many of them to the Indiana Room at New Albany Floyd County Public Library in southern Indiana. Photos are my absolute passion when it comes to my family research, and I certainly want to ensure that these wonderful photos have a long and useful life :)
Sure hope this makes someone's day extra happy! lol
* this message also posted to HARMON and BURGESS boards