Faye Emory discovered in U.S. School Yearbooks

Photo of Elizabeth Sabrina Greyson Hornbuckel contributed by Michele Purvin

Mrs Martha E Harris discovered in Ancestry.com

Photo of Peyton Bibb McMillan contributed by Michele Purvin

Robert L. Purvin at 19 with his dad Julius (1937?)

Mom’s 'Coy Grin' during National Smile Week, Sunday, Feb. 25th, 1951, in The Daily Times Herald | When interviewed, “The Coy Grin has its place, where a man and a woman are concerned, declares Dallas model Frances Lee [Frances’ 1st married name]. Even if not immediately sincere, it should be based on sincerity, she says.”

Arthur E. and Mahala Emory are my grandparents on my mother's side.

McMillan Family Crest: Scottish Origin My Mother's Mother's Mother, Margaret Ann, one of 18 children- (the side possibly mixed with Cherokee).

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Davis faced a difficult task in organizing a Confederate war effort. The Confederate states had seceded on grounds of maintaining states' rights. But to fight the Union, Davis had to exercise fundamentally federal powers to unite Southern states, tactics which displeased his fellow Confederates.

Honorable Jefferson Davis House at Richmond, Virginia. by The U.S. National Archives (Mathew Brady)

Audie Murphy audiemurphy.com

A crowd gathers to watch WWII hero Audie Murphy get a haircut in Farmersville, Texas. 1946.

Abandoned Delinted Cottonseed Mill in Farmersville, Texas | Robert Leman Purvin was born in Farmersville.

Vintage hair dryer and electromagnetic fields - This is the bonnet that burned off my mother's hair just before her wedding to a stranger at 16 in Fort Worth, Texas.

This November, as movie-goers prepare to see Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” on the big screen, experts from Ancestry.com have uncovered a fami...

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage? Loving devotion........ Click picture to read.

Seven clans of the Cherokee Indian nation

Cherokee woman- she appears to have my mother's profile. Because of Martha Hornbuckle McMillan's relationship with Pleasant Little Phillips, a Texas Cherokee, there is a possible link to my mother's side of the family.

Morning White Dove Elvis Presley's great, great, great grandmother. She was full blooded Cherokee Indian. Elvis was 1/16 Cherokee. There may be a family connection here.

Emory Family Crest: English Origin My Mother's Father's side of the family-

My Mother's Father's Mother's Last Name- Brown Family Crests and Coats of Arms by House of Names

Julius Purvin's Mother's last name Brin- English origin

My Father's Middle name Leman- English Family Crests and Coats of Arms by House of Names

Jamison Family Crest: Scottish Origin My Mother's Father's side of the family- Family Crests and Coats of Arms by House of Names

A chart showing the relationship among Jews from different geographic regions. (Harry Ostrer) Karen Weintraub, a Cambridge-based Health and Science journalist, is a frequent contributor to CommonHealth.