Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Ancestor Doppelganger for Family History Month

As most of you know, October has been the official month designated as Family History Month since 2001. It also has the recognition of being named American Archives Month. In honor of both, my parent company, Pastology, has announced a new way to celebrate both. You can see their (my) original blog post about the event by clicking here: Ancestor Doppelganger.

But as I participate, I thought you might want to see who I chose as the ancestor I most resemble:
" So…….who is my Ancestor Doppelganger? That would be my great great Grandmother Oleva Ellen Mockbee Cox. Grandma Ollie, as people used to call her, was born and died well before I was a gleam in my parents’ eyes. She was born in Pendleton County Kentucky on February 9th, 1862, to William Lanson Mockbee and Jane Allender Mockbee. Oleva grew up to marry Lavega Cox on April 22nd, 1880. She had three children: Leonard, Nellie and Lanson. She departed this life June 20th, 1953 at the age of 91. I don’t know much about her as a person. My Mother only has brief memories of her being a strong woman who was quiet and enjoyed receiving her great grandchildren’s Sunday school papers that they would bring to her when they arrived for Sunday dinners after Church. Her obituary says she belonged to Pine Grove Methodist Church…..but that is all I know about her…..Sure wish I could have met her; I think we would have had a lot to talk about! "

I would love to see some of your doppelgangers out there! As the instructions state, you can participate in a couple different ways: A post on your blog or changing out your Facebook profile photo. If you decide to write a blog post about this, we'd love to hear about it! Comment here, or anywhere we can find it: our Facebook fan page you see on the right, our main blog, or the event page in Facebook.


Nancy said...

Well, Cheri, it almost looks as if you, yourself, posed as Oleva and found a photographer to make the photo look old. You two could be identical twins (with a change in your hairstyle, make-up, and clothing, of course).


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