Sunday, October 19, 2008

Samuel Feemster Riley During August of 1890

My uncle, Samuel Feemster Riley, is pictured happily posing on a wicker verandah chair shaded from the hot Mississippi sun with a white parasol, at the old family homeplace, New Chapel Farm. Born on May 26, 1890, he was the son of John Thomas Riley and Amelia L. Rankin. He was the grandson of John Thomas Riley (born 1808 in South Carolina, married Elizabeth Williams) and Ethelbert Rankin (born 1824 in South Carolina, married Mary Jane Cason). Both his maternal and paternal grandparents came to Itawamba County, Mississippi from South Carolina during the 1830’s settling in the southwestern part of the county near the Monroe County line establishing farms along Shoaf and English creeks.

This post is a part of the Seventh Edition (Oh, Baby!) of Smile for the Camera – a Carnival of Images, hosted by footnoteMaven at Shades of the Departed.


footnoteMaven said...

This is one of the most priceless baby photographs I've ever seen.

I would love to sit down with you and go through your old photos. It must be like Christmas!


Bob Franks said...

Thanks for the comments footnoteMaven. I always thought this photograph was so Victorian - the white parasol, white linen pillow and white linen and lace baby dress, along with the wicker chair.

TK said...

Tough life, hangin' out on the verandah under a parasol... Samuel seems to be weathering it pretty well, huh? ;-)