This is a composition of images taken a a Civil War reenactment at Port Gamble, Washington. The image in the center is of my great great grandfather Oliver C. Ludlow, Captain 122 Kentucky colored infantry, company G.
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I’m sure that you’re very proud of your heritage Paul.
Yes I am Philip. We have a large photo album of the family going back pretty much to the biginning of photography that I have digitized and sent out to most of the existing family. Before my great aunt died at the age of 93 we were able to get a lot of the family history from her. It was fascinating listening to her. With Oliver leading a colored infantry company I guess you could say that our family was amongst the first whites to be part of the civil rights movement and we are very proud of that!
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Thanks Philip. My uncle has done this on my father’s side of the family going back as far as 1587 and John Pengriffe from Acton Beauchamp, Worcstershire, England (grandfather’s side) and Benjamin Knight 1692 Essex, Massachusetts, The Colonies (grandmother’s side) but not on my mother’s side of the family. I’ll look into Geni
This composition is so interesting in so many different ways. First your GGGrandfather looks like a modern day man ! I like how you have set your pictures up (beg my pardon but this is a complement) This looks really very American Civil War from what I have seen in the past! I really like your idea on this.
P.S. Tell your uncle that the biggest and best Family history website in the uk is www.rootschat.com
Thanks Sarah. I had an good time putting the composition together. I’ll tell my uncle about the web site and I’ll look into it also. Not to sure we are going to go back much further though. Not sure why but at the 3rd generation the name changes to Pingree and 8th generation Job Pingree VI moved to the US and followed the Mormon Brigham Young to Utah. The mormons keep great records and thats how we got as far as we did on the genealogy
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