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  •  I'm sure you are right. (7+ / 0-)

    The clothes don't look right and the haircut is too "clean." The man this photo is purported to be of was a frontiersman, fought in the Revolutionary War, followed the good land west and north until he "removed" to Bond Co. IL in the late 1820s. I believe he would have worn a beard and probably longish hair . Barbers would have been a luxury and so would have been the kind of scissors that would be needed for such a clean cut look.

    Looks to me more like something from the 1890s or early 1900s.

    It aggravates me a little bit that the person who posted this photo won't answer my questions about its provenance. That's to say nothing of a comment left by someone who said she was this person's GGGG-Granddaughter saying "I'm so glad to see this picture. Wooten Harris was not buried in the Harris Cemetery."  That's it?  Everything I've ever seen on Wooten says he was buried in the Harris Cemetery. I saw his marker there in October. So what the heck is the rest of the story? She hasn't answered my email either.  Do any of you run across stuff like this? Very frustrating...

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:11:28 AM PST

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    •  My thought too (8+ / 0-)

      1890s-early 1900s. Especially on the frontier, it doesn't look right for before 1840.

      I've had some difficult people. One woman on said "you're no relation of mine" because her tree didn't include the sibling I descend from, even though town records and a published genealogy show the descent.

      I've also had one "family association" deny me membership because my ancestor wasn't in the published genealogy from 1885 or something. Again, I've got town records, Revolutionary War pension files, etc. They don't care. So the hell with 'em.

      But many more people have been helpful and happy to hear from me.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:21:44 AM PST

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