The small tintype had the name Lenora Ridgill written on the frame and the seller said that the woman was from Clarendon County, SC.
My blog post was placed on several SC Face Book Pages and Groups hoping that it would reach a family member.
Much to my surprise, within just a few hours, I had a response on the SC Roots Forum Group.
The respose was from Lori Abrams Rauchwerger who was excited to see a picture of the person she said was her 3rd Great Grandmother! Lori posted a chart from ancestry.com showing how she descended from
Lenora Ridgill and also shared a picture of three of Lenora's descendants.
Was this the same Lenora as the one in the census? Did I really connect that quickly with her family? I told Lori that the seller had not provided any other information as to how or why he had the picture, or how he knew she was from Clarendon County. A request for more information was sent, but no response has been received.
One of Lori's relatives saw the post on FB and made a comment about how he could see a family resemblance.
The picture of Lenora Ridgill
The Descendant picture. Lori's Mom (in the middle) and Grandmother.
|Descendants of Lenora Ridgill|
©Lori Abrams Rauchwerger
Used by permision
|©Lori Abrams Rauchwerger|
Used by permission
Perhaps we will receive more information that will further prove the relationship or even disprove it but, as of today, the picture of Lenora Ridgill is on it's way to be reunited with those I believe to be be her family.
What a joy this experience has been!
©Cheri Hudson Passey