Friday, April 18, 2014

Powell and Pitts

A Photo Family Tree

My dad- Ronnie Powell
Ronnie Powell with Ronnie Jr. and Teresa


Remember my Grandfather Hurschel Powell and his mother (my) Great Grandmother Carrie Howe Powell?  This is Carrie's family.

Carrie is sitting on the lap of her father, John Howe. (I will update this post later with names of the others in her family.)

I don't have a photo of my Great Grandfather Charles Powell (my grandfather's dad).
This is Mark Powell. I'm unclear if this is Charles Powell's dad since in the documentation, I have, it says that Charles's dad's name is Martin, Mart for short, but my dad wrote on this photo Mark Powell. I've found that my relatives were called something other than their legal names. I'll update this, too.
Remember Minnie (Pitts) Powell, my grandmother? Her parents James and Lula (Wright) Pitts?
This is Lulia's (Lula) parents

Susan Minerva (Hudgepeth) Wright (her parents were Samuel McDowell and Sarah Wilson McDowell).  James Mitchel Wright (his parents were Joseph Wright and Abadiah Brown Wright).

This is James Pitts' parents.
Henry Pitts  (will update on my great great grandmother's name).

I wish I had better pictures, but I'm grateful for what I have. 
So did you follow my ramblings?
Thoughts on my Pitts-Powell family. I see my dad in many of these faces, but as I look at the photos of my family members (on both sides) I favor no one. Very interesting.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, Mini had some serious hair!

Teresa Powell Coltrin said...

Alex, she must be where I get my very thick hair.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow you have many there, i know maybe 1 generation back, maybe 2 lol

Susan Kane said...

How blessed you are to have these photos and the names! Mine go back to my grandmother' grandparents. Then it all gets dark.

JoJo said...

I love those old photos. They remind me of the pics I have seen of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family.

Phyllis Oller said...

You are truly blessed to have the pictures & the information about your family.That girl has beautiful hair! and I`m trying to figure out what sort of dog is with her.Phyllis

Robin said...

Names. Names. Names.

Before my father passed from cancer, I spent time with him going through old family pictures. So many people on my father's side went by their middle name and/or nicknames. It made it all very confusing to try and put together who was who, who was the son/daughter of who, how they related to my dad. He became frustrated with it before I did (I think because he was sick and it just felt tedious), so I know what you are talking about when you find a picture with a "label/name" that doesn't really make sense.

Mason Canyon said...

I love the style of the photos. You are truly blessed to have so many and know the names of those that you do. Most of my family's photos have been lost over the years. The few remaining ones don't have names on them and no one remembers who they are.

Lisa Moles said...

I don't favor anyone in my family either...but my kids do. It's fun to look through the old photos and tell the stories. Wonderful post.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa .. what great photos - so pleased you've put them up for us to see. Amazing hair - and yes you've lots - could I have some please?!

I definitely look like my mother, but have some of my father's facial looks too ..

Cheers Hilary