Old Family Photos

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


The photos on the following pages have been generously contributed by family history researchers who love to share their old family photos. These are wonderful old family photos and are much appreciated. If you would like to share your precious photos and have them placed on this website, please contact Sibyl Creasey.


William Tinsley & Lydia Caroline (Brazeal) Wade

& Family--1898

Submitted by Betty Pickens Phillips

Top row: William "Billy" Tinsley Wade; Matthew Harris Wade; David Edward Wade; Richard Jerome Wade; Melissa Jane Wade; Ella Rhea Wade.

Bottom row: Arizona "Zona" Wade; Quillie Wade; William Tinsley Wade; Leona Wade; Lydia Caroline (Brazeal) Wade; James Earnest Wade on her lap.

This picture was taken in 1898......not yet born were: Buck Winn Wade; Herman "Pete" Elliot Wade, and Lydia Caroline Wade. Two other children, George Willis Wade died in 1878 at nine months old and Annie Eliza Wade died in 1882 at three years old. Of the fifteen children, Lydia is the only survivor at age 96 in 2001.


This picture is from the collection of Lydia Caroline (Wade) Pickens. The picture was taken in 1898 at the home of her parents, William Tinsley & Lydia Caroline (Brazeal) Wade, in the Morence community. The Wades were the parents of fifteen children with Lydia being the youngest.


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