The Elroy and Sarah Cass Jennings Family
and a Few Cozy Family Pictures…
There is more of a sense of formality with photos of the Jennings family of this era. I’ve no idea whether Sarah was as stern as she looks. Frank Seger, who in every other instance referred to women as “Mrs. So-and-so” referred to Sarah as “Old Lady Jennings.”
The young woman with the bow is also sporting a fur collar. Rather posh.
and later: what happens in small towns…
… first cousins twice removed.
Children of Jim and Lucy Seger Jennings and the son of Dick and Jnet Seger Jennings. Blood may not be thicker than crankcase oil, but is there a genetic affinity for tractors?
Cousins, far and wide
The six children of Edgar Benson Soule (1828-1897) and Sarah Wheeler (1837-1887) married into the Newton, Chase, Page, Jennings, Richards, and Lineburg families, and further tangled the vast genealogical web of the local families.
One marriage to an “outsider”: Flossie Richards, daughter of Louisa Soule and John Henry Richards, and a niece of Lillian Soule Jennings, married Howard Moore, originally from North Carolina, a man of Cherokee ancestry. Sadly, Flossie died in 1937, leaving six young children; at the time of her death their eldest child was only 9.
Stan Jennings: The eldest Moore child, Edwin, occasionally visited my Father at the family farm on Jennings road. The younger children were raised primarily by Edwin, a religious man who read the Bible to his siblings. Edwin became a successful contractor and was a significant benefactor of the New Preston Congregational Church.