Mar 142011
 
Judge Peter Van Dorn, 1773-1837
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Below: Judge Peter Aaron Van Dorn (father’s great-great-grandfather), from a painting owned by father’s uncle John Miller, as late as the 1970s. There is a more detailed biography in three formats: HTML (best for on-line viewing, 42 Kbytes plus pictures), PDF (best for printing, 770 Kbytes), and Microsoft Word (556 Kbytes) . Peter has an […]

Mar 132011
 
Margaret May Brown
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with her mother and stepfather in Sawtelle, California, early 1900s. The stepfather is Edward Graybill, a Union Civil War veteran from Ohio. He lived in Sawtell to take advantage of the Soldier’s Home medical and dining facilities. He is apparently wearing the uniform of the Soldier’s Home. Graybill served with the Ohio 99th Regiment. One […]

Mar 122011
 
Mrs. Graybill
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This is EMM’s great-grandmother. Born in 1850, she gave birth to Margaret Mae Brown in 1866. The photographers’ legend at bottom right reads "Brakebill and McCoy, Knoxville Tennessee". We believe that the picture was made about 1900.