Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Special Feature - May 2006
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Heritage Plants in the Gardens of our Site Guests
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We get many things from our ancestors. We get our genetic makeup, our cultural conditioning, old furniture, photos and plants for our gardens or houses to name a few. Most of the plants that are passed down are common ones, no different from anyone else's. But they have special meaning to us because they remind us of a grandparent or great grandparent to whom we can trace that link associated with passing down a plant. One of the ideas I have had for the Sullivan Township Museum is to collect together some of those Heritage Plants from this area and put together a garden of them. I haven't done it yet, but we can do it pictorially on the site. I will start with mine. Send in photos of yours, with their story and maybe a photo of the person from whom your plant originated.

Joyce M. Tice 1945 with Grandma Miller (Blanche "Betty" Clark - 1892-1960) Lemon Lilies, the earliest of the Daylillies to bloom each year, came through my mother from my maternal grandmother. This is one of several species daylilies from which all our hybrids originate.
This Pulmonaria (Lungwort) is also from Grandma Miller. It blooms very early, with the daffodils. It is blooming now - 30 April. It has a mix of pink and blue flowers. I also had a Tradescantia (Spider Lily) from Grandma, but that somehow disappeared along the way. 
Joyce M. Tice in 1969 with mother in law Euphrosinia Matveynva KLATCHKOVA Schafranek.  I was pouting, as you can see, at having my picture taken, and she was being very patient with me. The evening primrose at left were from her garden in Brooklyn and have followed me from garden to garden since 1969 or so. While evening primrose could easily take over the planet if allowed to do so, their abundance and bright yellow exuberance are very cheery. I am glad to have that reminder of her. Born in Russia in 1908, she died in New York in 1994.
This is the Crawford Rose, probably known as the "Rose of Seven Sisters" due to the seven types of rose flowers it produces on the same plant. It had been on the old Crawford homestead at Crawford's Knob in Sullivan County on the famliy farm before 1900,  it still runs wild and rampant there. I had to have a piece of it in my flower bed too!
From Carol HOOSE Brotzman
The Crawford Family
At the Rock on Crawford Knob About 1899 - 1900 is the Mary Thrasher - Preston Crawford family.
The older woman in the back row is Anna Hunsinger Thrasher. She is wearing the plaid dress. Her daughter, Mary Caroline Thrasher Crawford, is sitting on the rock holding her son Marvin Crawford. The young man with the black hat is Will Crawford, Levi has the light colored hat on and is behind his mother. Ellen Lorena with the beautiful hair is standing beside her mother. She is my grandmother.  Maud is between her parents and Lloyd is sucking his thumb. The father is Preston Crawford. Many of their descendents have moved in to Bradford County. 
The same family in 1918 sitting on the same famous Crawford's Knob Rock. 
The Preston Crawford Family at the Rock on Crawford Knob About 1918
The picture was taken just before Lloyd left for World War One in which he died. On the rock in front is Warren Crawford (with the tie); Preston Crawford is holding Geraldine Crawford (later  she married Ralph Karge). His wife is Mary Thrasher Crawford, with Marvin Sayman (son of Maud Crawford and Levi Sayman) on her knee. The man in the back with the black hat is Levi Sayman; Ellen Lorena Crawford (Shefler) is in front of him with the full dress showing. She is my grandmother. Pearl Brown, married to Levi Crawford, is the woman in the back with the part in her hair and a white dress. Maud Crawford Sayman, wife of Levi, has the dark hair behind her father. The boys are as follows: William with the white shirt; Lloyd with the vest and tam right over Warren’s head; Marvin in back with the dark jacket, white shirt and dark tie; Levi Crawford is the man with the white shirt and dark tie.
These were my mother in law, Jeanette Amanda Salsman Brotzman's red rambler roses, she obtained them from her parents, Hayes Augustus and Amanda Kelley Salsman.  Carol HOOSE Brotzman

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