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 →

Mabel Forshee Jarrell (1880-1966)

Mabel Forshee Jarrell (1880-1966). 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 #michigan... Continue Reading →

Jarrell/Forshee Cousins

Vernon Lee Jarrell (my maternal grandfather) with first cousin Bessie Haile Calvird (left) and cousin’s wife, Helen Bell Hale (changed from Haile). Vernon and Bessie were related through sisters Mabel Forshee Jarrell and Eliza Forshee Haile of Missouri. Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #geneabloggers... Continue Reading →

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926)

James Crawford Forshee (1837-1926). He was born in Monroe, Tennesse, USA and died in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Much of the time in between was spent in the state of Missouri, USA, where most of his children were born. He was the maternal grandfather of Vernon Lee Jarrell. #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy #missouri #missourihistory #michiganhistory #falknerjarrell #oldphotos... Continue Reading →

John “Mack” Jarrell (1876-1950)

John McCreary “Mack” Jarrell (1876-1950). He was born in Missouri, USA and was a miner at the Federal Lead Mine in Flat River, Missouri for many years. The family relocated to Detroit, Michigan, USA by 1920, to work in the auto factories. “John Mack” was the father of Vernon Lee Jarrell. #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy #jarrellgenealogy... Continue Reading →

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