Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Special Feature - May 2006
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Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Heritage Plants in the Gardens
of our Site Guests
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
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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