Dina Lee Chilton

Dina Lee Chilton, 1950s. She was my Mother’s second cousin, one generation removed, but they were close in age. Her great-grandmother, Eliza Forshee Haile was sister to mine, Mabel Forshee Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #detroit #michigan #family... Continue Reading →

John Mack and Mabel Forshee Jarrell – 1920 U.S. Census

My great-grandparents, John Jarrell and Mabel Forshee Jarrell appear in the 1920 U.S. Census for Detroit, Michigan. They had moved to Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Their family now included a fourth son, Rolly. They were part of the migration from the rural U.S. South to the industrial North that began during World War I. Detroit... Continue Reading →

John Mack and Mabel Forshee Jarrell – 1910 U.S. Census

My great-grandparents, John Jarrell and Mabel Forshee Jarrell still appear in the 1910 U.S. Census for Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri. Their family included 3 sons: Rastus Oakley, Marvin, and Vernon Lee, my maternal grandfather. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy #missouri #missourihistory #michiganhistory #oldphotos #detroithistory #detroit #familyphotos #familyphotography #ancestor #ancestors #ancestry #leadmine #leadbelt #autoworker... Continue Reading →

John Mack and Mabel Forshee Jarrell – 1900 U.S. Census

My great-grandparents, John Jarrell and Mabel Forshee Jarrell appear in the 1900 U.S. Census for Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri. Many other Forshees and Jarrells appear on the same page. They were the parents of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy #missouri #missourihistory #michiganhistory #oldphotos #detroithistory #detroit #familyphotos #familyphotography... Continue Reading →

John McCreary Jarrell and Mabel Forshee

Marriage record of my maternal great-grandparents, John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell and Mabel Forshee in Farmington, Missouri, USA (1897). The family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920, to work in the auto factories. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #forsheegenealogy #forshee #familyhistory #genealogy #missouri #missourihistory #oldphotos #detroithistory #detroit #familyphotos #familyphotography #ancestor #ancestors #ancestry #autoworker #greatgrandparents #greatgrandfather #greatgrandpa #greatgrandma... Continue Reading →

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, home of George Washington (my first cousin, 8 generations removed). This is a post card sent to my great-great aunt, Emma Schermack, in the 1920s. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #detroit #detroitmichigan #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogia #genealogie #généalogie #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #americanhistory #colonialhistory #colonialamerica #revolutionarywar #generalwashington #greatgreataunt #mountvernon #georgewashington #georgewashingtonsmountvernon #1920s #americanpresident #foundingfathers #foundingfather #plantation #virginia... Continue Reading →

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926)

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926) was my great-great grandfather, maternal grandfather of my grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Born in Monroe, Tennessee, USA he migrated to Missouri, USA in the 1850s. He had moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920 and died there at 88 years of age. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery on Woodward Avenue... Continue Reading →

Mabel Forshee Jarrell

Mabel Forshee Jarrell (1882-1966 ). She was my maternal great-grandmother. She was an excellent cook and was known for her chicken & dumplings and 7 layer lemon cake. Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #detroit... Continue Reading →

Ella Haile (left) and Bessie Haile Calvird (1970s)

Ella Haile (left) and her sister, Bessie Haile Calvird (1970s). They were first cousins of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Ella was born blind and loved jewelry. She used to say “my, that is real pretty” when she received something new. My family used to visit the sisters in Desloge, Missouri, USA, where my... Continue Reading →

Dina Lee Chilton, 1950s

Dina Lee Chilton, 1950s. She was my Mother’s second cousin, one generation removed, but were close in age. She was a frequent “partner-in-crime” in our family adventures. Her great-grandmother, Eliza Forshee Haile was sister to mine, Mabel Forshee Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots... Continue Reading →

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