Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back of Photo

Back of Photo by midgefrazel
Back of Photo, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
From cousin Eleanor's Album, this is the back of a photo of an older woman named Phebe or Phoebe.

It took me several times before I could decipher the meaning of this relationship. Eleanor re-wrote it exactly as her mother wrote it. (Transcribing faded ink exactly as written is the right thing to do.)

It lacks the apostrophe after Grandmother Merrow. It should read:

Great Aunt Phoebe CURTIS (of) Revere, MA
Grandmother Merrow's (whose maiden name was Cotton) mother and (this woman named Great Aunt Phoebe) were sisters.

Direct Descendants of Miles Standish.

But, I don't think that the family is related to Myles Standish.

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