Stateline Travelers – Part 5 –
My 3 x Gt-Grandma , and Me. She got teeth & fashion!
by Vicki Ruthe Hahn, SGS Stateline Genealogy Sorter
Part of an On-going Series
June 11, 2017
Photo composite fun.
Imagine my shock when I realized that these two different looks were the same person – my great great great grandmother, Catherine McIntosh Greenup.
I love looking for the stories as I do family histories, and piecing them together verbally and visually.
In about five years, she completely changed fashions, and became confident (new teeth?) and very urban sophisticated. She dressed less like the unsophisticated Virginia/Kentucky country look, and more like the “big” city of Macomb, Illinois look.
This is one of the slides that I composed for my genealogy program – “What They Wore When” or “Contemporary Fashion Through the Ages – How to Tell Which Timeline Your Ancestors Are, by What They Wore.” I have given the program three times, and am booked for two more presentations in the next few months.
Hint – I never expected to find that I had any ancestors from Kentucky. Try to learn about all states that your ancestors lived in.
Kentucky was granted statehood in 1792. it became the fifteenth state in the US and the first state west of the Appalachian mountains.
So it looks like my Gt-Gt-Gt Grandma Greenup was born in Kentucky 17 years before it became a state, and there are zero chances that there will be a state vital record of that.