A Rarity – A 5 Generation Photo

It’s not to often you find a photograph of  four generations of one family.  So when I came across one of my wife’s Uncle’s family photos, I decided it deserved a blog post of its own!

Ricky Barnes of Georgia has a boat load of Barnes and Shares photo’s letters and other historical documents that he just hasn’t had time to do anything with.  The Barnes and Shares families generally lived in  the New Haven, Connecticut area for several generations.  Although he is deeply interested in his own family’s genealogy, the needs of today take precedence.  So he gave me a small sampling to have fun with.  And boy has it been fun!  Unlike my own family, his genealogical roots in the United States go all the way back to the late 1600’s or early 1700’s.  And there is lots of genealogical information data to mine just on the internet.

So here is the first piece on his family.  A 5-generation photo depicting members of the Blakeslee, Ives, Shares, Barnes and Schoonmaker families.

5 Generations

Pictured left to right

  • Grandma Ella Shares Barnes (1855-1942)
    m. Robert N Barnes (1850 – ?)
  • Mother Genevieve Schoonmaker (1879 – ? )
    m.  William H Schoonmaker (1910 – ?)
  • Great, Great Grandma Sylvia Blakeslee Ives (1816 – 1912)
    m. Alfred Ives (1813 – 1886)
  • Daughter Alice Schoonmaker
  • Great Grandma Susan Ives Shares (1838 – 1902)
    m. Horace Putnam Shares (1836 – 1902)

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Philip (Phil) Hayes is the CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC. As CEO of Sirius Innovations, LLC, he served as a Technology Solutions Consultant and Web Applications Programmer for fortune 500 companies, large municipalities and hospitals. He is fluent in the SQL, ColdFusion, PHP and Javscript programming languages. He is also a power user of the WordPress Content Management System, commonly used for blogging. Phil's latest product development includes a service called 'Map The Past'. The advanced, yet easy to use functionality offered in this product will enable its members to "Walk in the Footsteps of Their Ancestors". Phil became a Genealogy addict when in 1998, his Uncle, Lloyd W Lewis, sat he and his wife down on the deck of his Uncle's Pennsylvania home and told them the story of his Great, Great Grandfather Henry W. Lewis, the Privateer. The story was so intriguing that Phil found himself yearning for more details. Hence…. Philip Hayes, the Genealogist was born. Leveraging his technology skills, Philip has grown and developed the family tree well beyond what his Uncle could have ever dreamed of. Combining the power of technology and the primary sources from historical documents, Philip developed his own family history web site, based on the Word Press Content Management System (http://www.hayesfamily.us). Upon publishing the site, it has inspired many people to develop interest in the family's history and has connected Philip to several undiscovered relatives and their family stories. Phil is a member of numerous historical and genealogy societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists

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