Happy Mother’s Day! A few years ago I wrote a post about my direct maternal line. There are many mothers in my family tree and I would like to thank each one for making my being here possible! I want to revisit some of these incredible women today since I have verified a couple more generations. Including myself, I can illustrate 9 generations of women in my direct maternal lineage.
Jane Berry (1803-1870), mother of 10 children.
Margaret McSpadden (1780-1863), mother of 12 children.
Sarah Jane Whitesides (1754-1826), mother of at least 6 children.
I do not have photos of Jane, Margaret, or Sarah Jane. While the earliest photo was taken in 1826 or 1827, camera photography was not common until the 1880’s.