Monday, January 24, 2011

The Bearded Ones

Granny Ewen's nee Morton family sure believed in beards. [Nee is used by genealogist to mean the maiden surname.] Of course only on the men, for almost every picture I have of the Morton family, the men have beards. The first picture is of Granny Ewen's Uncle William Morton. His beard extends down to his shirt. The second picture is of Granny Ewen's father Cordillis Morton, who's beard is fairly short considering the Morton standard. The third picture is of Granny's grandfather, Moses Morton. His beard seems to fill the picture. By the time this was taken, he had pearly white hair. The last picture is me. I must have inherited the Morton's beard gene and the white hair gene.

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