Saturday, April 28, 2012
New Blogger - Really?
Yes Ira was both a NC Senator and Physician in AL. This image clearly comes from his statesman days in the Wilminton area where he represented New Brunswick County residents to the best of his ability. He and wife Anna C Laspeyre made a sizable family before moving to Monroe County, AL where he is listed as one of two physician's with the name William R Hall in that county (the reason I reckon he went by "Ira" as only family lore mentions him in this nick name regard.)
Q: How did I find this portrait?
A: I wrote a letter to a cousin who left evidence he had researched that branch of the tree. Among my grandmother's worldly things, she had a copy of his shared family history paper. I was beyond delighted to hear back from him and have this new nugget of family history in my own collection - a sketch passed down for generations wihtin a large locket. Yes - it was that easy and fun!
Now go have some fun finding your next ancestor portrait!