This is the front cover of Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster's photo album. The album belongs to my 3rd cousin, Norma.
I first contacted Norma in January of 2001. I sent an email to her regarding some information she had put on the Ancestry World Tree about a relative of mine. I also asked Norma if she and I were related. It turns out that we are. And as I mentioned, we are 3rd cousins.
She and I descend from our common ancestors, Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster and his wife, Cynthia Maria Waterman. Ebenezer and Cynthia are my 2nd great-grandparents.
|Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster|
Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster was born on 11 August 1838 in Racine, Meigs, Ohio and passed away on 6 May 1915 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He served in the Civil War in Company E of the 74th Illinois Infantry. I've written two blog posts about Ebenezer previously. If you'd like to read them, please click the links below.
Wordless Wednesday–E.P.C. Webster circa 1856
Tombstone Tuesday–Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster
Ebenezer was the father of my "Traveling Dentist" great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster. My regular readers are probably very familiar with Frederick, because I've written many blog posts about his life and travels. If you're new here, and would like to read about him, I've created a landing page dedicated to him here on my blog. Here's the link for his landing page –
The Traveling Dentist
Now, back to my 3rd cousin Norma and Ebenezer's amazing photo album. Norma and I started corresponding after I first contacted her and we have shared photos and information. Norma not only inherited Ebenezer's priceless photo album, she also inherited Cynthia Maria (Waterman) Webster's photo album as well.
Our family visited Norma once many years ago, and in July of 2012, our family had the great pleasure of visiting Norma again. When we visited Norma in the summer of 2012, I took pictures of these incredible photo albums. I'd like to share pictures of Ebenezer's photo album with you today.
Norma had already removed the photos from this album some time ago. I was able to scan them when we visited her.
It's extra special to see Ebenezer's own handwriting on the pages of this album.
I'm grateful to him for labeling these precious photos.
It's remarkable that this photo album is still around for Ebenezer's descendants to enjoy!
It's also amazing to think that this photo album is likely over 100 years old. And even if Ebenezer put this album together the year he died, which was 1915, that would mean this photo album is 99 years old.
This is the back cover of Ebenezer's photo album.
This photo gives you a sense of the size of Ebenezer's and Cynthia's photo albums.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity our family had to visit my 3rd cousin Norma. She was very gracious. And I'm also very grateful that we were able to see and take pictures of these remarkable photo albums.
I'll be sharing Cynthia's photo album in a future post.
Thanks for reading!
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