Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This is my mother's mother's father. My grandmother's father, in other words. One of my 4 great-grandfathers. I just came across this picture and thought it was interesting.
His name was Fayette Bishop, from Southwestern, Virginia. I think Wise County, or maybe Big Stone Gap. He died before I was born.
The picture I remember of him most was a picture that was taken when he was sick in bed. He had white hair and a thick white mustache, and they put an old cain type chair upside down at the head of the bed, and put pillows on the back of the chair so he could prop himself up.
This picture is completely different - he's young & strong here, and just a little tough looking. This picture has to be from the 1880s or 1890s. I'm a direct decendent. As are multitudes of others. So. Got that going for me. Me and the multitudes.