Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Polk England

This is James A. Polk England (1862-1916) and his wife Mary Louise Atkins. They married May 27, 1895 and had 8 children.

All eight children are in the picture. The youngest are twins, Roy and Rought, each sitting in a parent’s lap. They were born in 1905. So, I think the picture was taken about 1907,

James was a son Daniel and Rebecca Hunter England. Rebbecca was a daughter of John Hunter.

James and his family moved from Union County, Georgia, to Hall County, where their future generations thrived and live today… except some that moved on to Barrow County.

You may have noticed that Polk England and his family has been on this blog before, which I more or less said the same things about him. Well, this is genealogy fishing.

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Blogger kenju said...

Another wonderful photo, Eddie!! Eight kids? Whew!

4:52 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Judy.
Every time I look at that photo I think of the Crab Man on "My Name Is Earl". The have a similar facial expression.

5:13 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Okay, I'll bite. I only see seven kids . . . leave it to the auditor to count! What am I missing. I have enjoyed your blog -- been reading off an on for about two months now.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Are you my cousin-in-law Tammy?
Ok,I looked again and opps! There are seven.
I went back to my genealogical stuff on James Polk England and they had eight kids. And the twins were the youngest!
However, the oldest Clarissa was born in 1895 and died in 1897, which brings the number back to seven.
I am guilty of assuming there were eight, since I already read that they had eight children.
Oh well.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The math say's it must have been a shotgun wedding. Then eight kids in 10 years. What a Woman!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Another thing about Polk and wife: They had three sets of twins!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Yes, I am your cousin-in-law. If that is what it is called. Enjoy your blog - not a cyber stalker though!?

6:02 AM  
Blogger Si's blog said...

Do not know what James' profession was, probably agriculture. At any rate, could have been relatively well off. Look at pictures of my forebears of the same era and always cogitate on the difficulty of life back then. They always look as if they are ground down and with little joy or hope. But survivors.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I thought so! Thanks for reading this reckless stuff.
What was I thinking (who knows)? We are not cousins-in-law - we have a uncle and niece kinship.
I have been seeing your pictures a lot lately - I am in the process of loading family pictures into Marie's digital picture frame thing that Rocky and Adam got her for Christmas.

You probably guessed right, I'm sure he was a farmer.... as everyone else in Hall County, Georgia.

6:38 AM  
Blogger cbish68 said...

Genealogy Fishing. =) I do a lot of that myself. I drop lines all over the place and then forget about them until someone emails me and says that we might be related. It's very exciting when you get a bite, huh?

5:15 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Me too! The other day I found a site about Green County, Arkansas, that you could post inquiries and I read one that dropped names I am interested in, for instance Jason Henderson Hunter (here I go again), my great, great grandfather - I immediately thought I needed to get in touch with the write, only to find out the writer was me.

5:29 AM  

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