Friday, December 29, 2017

Sapps and Kin of Salem, Taylor County, Florida

Unknown
Believed to be Mathew Sapp, Ida Strickland Sapp, and Nancy Lorena Sapp
(about 1904)


A Friendly Stranger

I was contacted a while back by someone, and after a few confirmations regarding my kin, she stated that her aunt had quite a few pictures of my kin. She is related by the marriage of my 2nd great uncle, Matthew Sapp. These pictures have been kept in her family for nearly a century. Naturally, I was excited, but what made it even better is the fact that I have never seen pictures of anyone on that side of my family aside from my grandfather and his children.

To make this surprise encounter even better, I found out she lived about a 20 minute drive from where I currently live. We ended up meeting at a Civil War reenactment and discussed our families. I discovered that she grew up basically next door to kin on another branch of my family. I even mentioned one of her ancestors in one of my blog posts. Apparently branches of her family have been associated with mine for over 150 years. 

It's now four days after Christmas and I feel like I have received the greatest Christmas present I could ask for this year. Yesterday, she visited her aunt and scanned all of the pictures that she had told me about. Between yesterday evening and this morning, I received numerous e-mails containing many pictures. It was Christmas all over again for me!

The pictures are all from the 1920's in Salem, Taylor County, Florida. 

I have decided to share these wonderful pictures here for everyone to see. Enjoy!


Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Leon Green and Annie Russell

Lucy Sapp and Annie Russell

Lucy Sapp, Ida Strickland Sapp, and Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Annie Russell, Ellen Strickland, Lucy Sapp, Leon Green, Joe Stephens,
James Lynn, and Matthew Fletcher Sapp
Annie Russell, Ellen Strickland, Lucy Sapp, Joe Stephens, James Lynn, and Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Ida Strickland Sapp, Lucy Sapp, Annie Russell, and Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Ida Strickland Sapp, Jack Drawdy, and Matthew Fletcher Sapp

Ida Strickland Sapp

Ida Strickland Sapp

Lucy Sapp and Leon Green

Lucy Sapp and Leon Green

Lucy Sapp

Lucy Sapp

Lucy Sapp, Leon Green, and Matthew Fletcher Sapp (in window)



Special thanks to Beth for contacting me that day and for sharing your families collection with me.


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