My Brown family from Scotland has been on my mind, heart, and blog for the last few weeks. I wrote about my cousin Mary Brown Wood twice – here and here. I shared a photo of my great-grandaunt Catherine Boles Young here. Catherine is the great-granddaughter of my 4th great-grandfather Andrew Brown, who I wrote about here.
The more time I spent thinking about my Brown family, the more I found myself wishing for photos that likely don’t exist.
This lovely photo is of my 2nd great-grandparents James Young & Catherine Brown. Catherine is the granddaughter of Andrew, the first cousin of Mary Brown Wood, and the mother of Catherine Boles Young, or Kate.
Catherine Brown is the end of the line for me when it comes to photographs in my Brown family. But that wasn’t always the case. Several years ago now, I reached out to a cousin who shared this and many other family photos with me. Before contacting him, my photo pedigree ended with my great-grandmother Mary Brown Young, the daughter of James Young & Catherine Brown. Maybe one day I will find another cousin who can help me push back my photographic pedigree a bit more. But for now, I am so grateful to have this photo. It sits atop my piano in a place of honor.
Happy Thursday, I hope you make a fantastic photo discovery today! If not, I hope you will consider preserving and sharing a precious photo from your collection.