To read more about John Jolly Espy, Sr.'s life and death, click here.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
John Jolly Espy, Sr. Photo Collection
Beverly Espy Dayries, Marilyn Espy McClendon and my dad (Mark Carroll Espy, Sr.) played a big part in providing these photos of John Jolly Espy, Sr. (J.J. Espy, Sr.). My goal was to simply post as many photos/portraits we have of him. I hope to add more.
This portrait is a recent jewel I discovered in Uncle Watty's house. It was in a very old, dusty frame. The frame glass was even shattered. This is the Thomas Franklin Espy family. Next to Thomas is his wife Frances. Surrounding them are their children. John J. Espy is standing on the far right. To read a history of Thomas Franklin and Frances, click here. Griggs Espy (a cousin in Dothan, AL) thinks his grandfather, Thomas Marion Espy, is standing behind Frances. He also said there were four boys, and one is obviously missing in this portrait.
From another trip to the Big Apple. JJ Espy, Emma and the kids: Sarah Frances, John Jr., and Major. Little Major is seated, and is looking at the camera. Major was born in 1907, so I'm thinking 1912 could be the year this photo was taken. Incidentally, the Titantic went down that very year.