After a busy week I just had to take a moment to share a wonderful photograph that recently was shared with me. Wednesday I was fortunate to have dinner and swap family stories with my second cousin, Suzanne. She and I met through Ancestry and then we began to share photographs as they came into our possession. Through her thoughtfulness I finally got to see the faces of my paternal great grandparents. When she shared this copy of an old tintype photo of my 4th great-grandmother, Naomi Williams Coxwell, I was thrilled. She was born in 1804 in South Carolina and died in 1889 in Walker County, Georgia. I noticed a few details immediately upon getting this photograph. What do you see?
4 thoughts on “Naomi Williams Coxwell (1804-1889)”
Something interesting about the hands. They seem to be very unsymmetrical. Would love to know more!
Yes! And for some reason she has a glove on one hand, but not the other. Rather unusual I would say!
Wow Jen! What I wouldn’t give to have a pic like that! Very cool!
Your 4x g-grandmother looks like she was a hard working woman. I wonder if her hand was injured in an accident or something like that.
What a treasure!
Thanks! I was thinking it might be really bad arthritis, but who knows!? Thanks for the comment!