Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt is a man on horseback. Some of my oldest photos are of some boys on horseback.
This photo was in a box of pictures that came to me through either my grandmother, Lucille Rucker Davis, or my great-aunt Violetta Davis Ryan. While I don’t know the boys, the one on the right looks much like my maternal grandfather Orvin Owen Davis. If the boy looks to be 11 or 12, that dates the photo about 1912 or 13.
These next two photos came to me through the Slade side of the family, so possibly one of the boys is my paternal grandfather Fred Slade; then the other might be one of his brothers. If these are Slade boys, the date of the photos is around 1910.
My great grandfather Stephen Slade farmed in Princess Anne County, today around Kempsville in Virginia Beach. If I’m correct, then the photo gives me my first glimpse at parts of the buildings on the old farm.
Saddle up for a wild ride on Sepia Saturday.