Alexander Forrest & Barbara MacKenzie – Portraits

I was contacted today by a 4th cousin from the Forrest side of my family.  This person sent me three lovely colorized portraits which were taken about 1865.  The first is of my 3x great-grandfather Dr. Alexander Forrest (1806-1875), the second is of his wife, Barbara Ross MacKenzie (1805-1880), and the third is of their daughter Helen Forrest Glendinning (1840-1926).

The portraits have been in his family for generations, and seem to be perfectly preserved. A real treasure!

Dr. Alexander Forrest

Dr. Alexander Forrest

Barabara Ross MacKenzie

Barabara Ross MacKenzie

Helen Forrest Glendinning

Helen Forrest Glendinning

All photos courtesy of John Hardesty.

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

One response to “Alexander Forrest & Barbara MacKenzie – Portraits

  • Gregory van Slyke

    Thanks Charles

    On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Thomas/Krueger Ancestry wrote:

    > cthomas1967 posted: “I was contacted today by a 4th cousin from the > Forrest side of my family. This person sent me three lovely colorized > portraits which were taken about 1865. The first is of my 3x > great-grandfather Dr. Alexander Forrest (1806-1875), the second is of his > w”

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