Monday, March 18, 2013

James Monroe Tweedy Descendants

James Jacob Tweedy and family
Above is a family photo of James Jacob Tweedy, his wife Martha Isabelle Morgan.  James was born in 1871 the son of Isaac Tweedy the son of James Monroe Tweedy. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tweedy Hunting Party 1920s

The Tweedy lads, with my grandfather, Leslie McCain (in the middle) on a hunting party, Madison County, Mississippi, circa mid 1920s.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Robert Tweedy




Robert Tweedy is a son of John Tweedy and Mary Craft of Union County, Illinois, i.e. one of our southern Illinois Tweedys.  Names below linked to website with more data.  Robert is a much used forename among the Tweedys, so we of course have many Robert Tweedys.  This particular one was an early settler in the Ozarks, but that not being adventure enough for him, he travelled the Sante Fe Trail and settled in southern California, one of the first Anglo-Celtic families to do so. Well done.

Children of Robert Tweedy, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Holyfield are: 
  1. John Tweedy, b. Abt. 1840, Conway Co., ARK, d. July 24, 1893.
  2. James M Tweedy, b. Abt. 1842, Conway Co., ARK, d. Abt. 1932.
  3. Jackson Tweedy, b. Abt. 1844, d. date unknown.
  4. George Washington Tweedy, b. January 13, 1844, Conway Co., ARK, d. May 26, 1908, Elsinor, Riverside Co., CA.
  5. Lorenzo Dow Tweedy, b. October 02, 1850, Conway Co., ARK, d. date unknown.
  6. Thomas Alexander Tweedy, b. Abt. 1856, El Monte, LA, CA, d. date unknown.
  7. William Tweedy, b. November 21, 1857, d. July 02, 1889.
  8. +Robert Tweedy, Jr., b. July 03, 1858, El Monte, LA, CA, d. August 20, 1943, Van Nuys, LA, CA.
  9. Mary E Tweedy, b. Abt. March 1866, d. February 01, 1935, Hollywood, LA Co., Los Angeles, CA.

Friday, December 28, 2012

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Southern Illinois Tweedy Photos

A note to one and all.... I have hundreds of photos from southern Illinois Tweedys taken mid 1800s into the 1920s.  I will post more as I can.  Anyone that has more information about any of the families that appear in the photos, do please contact me so that we might bring all up to date and possibly help other Tweedys out there seeking their family lore and history. I have several candid photos, people sight seeing, with farm animals, walking, enjoying the snow, etc., will get to those when I can.

Barry R McCain (my grandmother Sarah Pearl Tweedy)

J F Tweedy and Family


Gertrude McCann and Hope


(note this is likely Gertrude McCann, not Grace as I originally thought, refer to comments below for clarification).

I believe this is Grace McCann and her daughter Hope.  Grace was a cousin to the Tweedys, or her maiden name may have been Tweedy.  I must research this more and get back with everyone.

Olive May Tweedy Née Parmly

This photos are all on metal plates and have deteriorated and have some rust, etc.  I have four or five old Tweedy photos on metal plates, amazing they are still around considering they have been in the very hot and humid South. 

Olive May Tweedy née Parmly

Olive May Tweedy née Parmly

Tweedy with Baby


 
Note:  J F Tweedy, brother of Robert Tweedy, the latter moved to Madison County, Mississippi.  however.  

Robert Tweedy in Mississippi circa 1920

J F Tweedy and Wife

J F Tweedy and wife
In my notes on J F Tweedy is:   (The brother of my Robert Tweedy)  J. F. TWEEDY, farmer, P. O. Makanda, was born in Union County, Ill., February 25, 1854, and is a son of J. M. Tweedy, whose history appears in the department devoted to Alto Pass Precinct.  He was raised on the farm and educated in the common schools of the county.  In 1877 he engaged in farming on his own account, on a farm near his father's in Alto Pass Precinct.  His present farm contains 70 acres of good land.  He makes fruit-growing a specialty.  In March, 1877, in Union County he married Miss Alice Freeman, a native of the county, and a daughter of James H. and Sarah (Biggs) Freeman. This union has been blessed with the following children: Walter, Roy and Fred. 

Mr. Tweedy is a man of good reputation and much enterprise.  He has never sought office, it being more in accord with his views to stay at home and give his time and attention to his family and the duties of his farm.  In connection with the land he owns, he is managing a 60-acre farm for Mr. Shelker of Elgin,

Fred Tweedy

Fred Tweedy
Fred was a son of J F (James Fred) Tweedy.  Fred was born in 1882 and died 1962.