Picture Perfect Saturday ~ #2

I am currently working on my Family Genealogy Group page for Facebook. In doing so I realized I have a tremendous amount of photos. I decided to feature one a week. No, not everyone is “perfect” however, they are to me!


elizabeth coffey

The second photo I am showcasing is of my 2x Great Grandmother Elizabeth Hayes (Coffey) who was born on October 14, 1810, in Tennessee and died on August 30, 1883, in Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri.

This photo was taken in Harrisonville, Missouri about 1868. I restored this a few years ago as the original has several folds in it. I think the background is unique, but I can’t help but think her outfit makes her appear much older than she was. She was about 57 years old at this time.

She had been married twice. Her first husband died when she was 32 and she married my 2x Great Grandfather when she was 34. She had a total of 9 children. 3 with her first husband and 6 with the second.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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