Notes on Identifying Old Family Photos as a Genealogical Project: A “Gathering” of Batchelor Family Photos (3)

Eva Mae Murdock Triplett and son Charles Lee Triplett, 1929, probably taken at Logue Studio, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

And, Subtitled: “Let us now praise famous women, and our mothers that begat us”

In a few days, I’ll resume my project of following family lines down from the earliest proven ancestor in my Brooks family, Mary Brooks, who died testate in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1787, and whose maiden surname I don’t know, as I also don’t know the given name of her Brooks husband. In the series on which I’m now working, I’m following the children of Mary’s son Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747 – 1805), who died testate in Wythe County, Virginia, and who is my ancestor. I’ve just completed a series on Thomas’s oldest son James Brooks and wife Nancy Isbell, which began with this posting. My next series will track the line of Thomas Brooks’s daughter Margaret (1772 – 1857), who married Joseph Day, son of Joseph Day and Catherine Yarnall, about 1792.

2 thoughts on “Notes on Identifying Old Family Photos as a Genealogical Project: A “Gathering” of Batchelor Family Photos (3)

  1. Eva Mae Murdock (Triplett) was my grandmother. My father, Walter, was the youngest of 4 children. Charles was the oldest, followed by Bobby, Mary Alice and finally my father. I recognize several names that you mention in this article.


    1. It’s great to hear from you, Jeff. I have suc hfond memories of your grandmother Mae. Of all the nieces of my grandmother Hattie Batchelor Simpson, Mae reminded us the most of my grandmother. They looked so much alike. My grandmother had a special place in her heart for Aunt Alice’s children, and loved for us to take her to Pine Bluff to see Mae and Redfield to visit Bernice, and loved when Lucille and Reedie came to visit her. I miss these special cousins who have gone on now.


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