Sue Thomas has contributed a couple photos of Garnet Cosby Slaven of Oak Hill, West Virginia. Carol Slavens and husband Bill visited an old Slavens homestead recently, that of Reuben Slavens in rural Pike County, Ohio. Jim Slavin has shared some photos from his family line. Thanks to Luke Slavens for sharing the photo, the only one I've seen of William and Adeline, my great-grandparents! Luke Slavens also shared other photos from his branch of the family. There was only a 2 1/2 year age difference between Tide and Marie Slavens's oldest children, so this may be their two younger children, Roy and Donald, who were born in 19 respectively. Many thanks to Lawrence's granddaughter Catherince Payne for sharing the information and photo! Jim Guthrie shares a scan of a childhood portrait of Queen, a daughter of William H. The link to a later photo of Queen and her sister Jessie can be found elsewhere on this page. William was another son of Martha (Slaven) Cochran, who is pictured in a couple photos below. Dawn Kerwin shared another photo of William and Temperance Cochran, this one taken around 1940 at their home near Shepherd, Michigan. James and Rachael, as well as their children, were born in Scotland and came to America in the late 1880s. I picked up this photo on Ebay of a couple who married in Iowa in 1905 and moved to California. This photo shows her grandmother, Martha (Slaven) Cochran, and father Fred Cochran in the World War I time period at their home in St. Martha a daughter of William and Nancy (Cline) Slaven, was born in Jackson County, (West) Virginia in July 1855, and married Winfield Scott Cochran in Ravenswood, West Virginia. Pictured are siblings Quincy, Mitchell, Luther, Ora, Letha, Charles William, and Florence Slaven, and their father John Alvin Slaven. He was also the father of Andrews Raider Samuel Slavens. Elizabeth was a daughter of Charles and Margaret (Mc Clure) Slavens, and a sister of Andrews Raider Samuel Slavens. She is pictured with her daughter Fanny Noel Arnold at her home in the wilds of Washington County, Missouri, near Richwoods. Roy and Mabel Slaven property, near Monterey, Virginia.
The link at the start of this item shows Garnet with the first basketball team from Oak Hill, West Virginia, and here he is pictured at age 20 in his World War I uniform. Sue also shared a photo of Garnet's son, Patrick Slaven. Jean Bell shares this photo of John Oscar Slaven in his gun shop in Hutchinson, Kansas, in the early 1930's. By chance, Carol happened to meet the current owner of the property, who invited her to visit. Carol took a picture of this 1965 photograph of the original home, which has been torn down. John Slavin, born in 1839 in Cumberland, England, posed for this portrait around the turn of the century in Pennsylvania. While the photo wasn't labeled, it's believed that pictured are Tide and Ella Mae "Marie" (Pearson) Slavens and their two oldest children, Guy and Ila, circa 1917. If anyone can confirm or refute the identification of these two photos, please email me! He and wife Temperance pose with their two oldest sons, Earl Francis (Frank) and Clarence. The family lived in and around Staten Island, New York. Fred, their youngest child, was born in Michigan in 1894. Martha Cochran with another of her sons, Claude, at home in St. Elizabeth, center, wears a broach with a photo of her late husband Clinton Peters, who was killed at Resaca, Georgia, during the Civil War. Six sons of Jed Owen Slavens gather for a photo in the 1950's. The family of Thomas Jefferson and Livvia (Elsberry) Slavens, probably taken in the mid 1930's in Audrain County, Missouri. Sons of Thomas Jefferson Slavens and other family members building a pond in Audrain County, Missouri during the Depression. Kathy Steffey shares this photo of the property formerly owned by her grandparents, Roy and Mabel (Wimer) Slaven, in Highland County, Virginia.
and Polly (Foster) Slavey, with sons Robbie and Earl. 1875 in Syracuse, and was arrested in Boston in May 1896 for robbery. Amanda Louisa Rountree Slavens, the wife of James H. Ruth (Slaven) Noxon is likely one of the eldest Slaven family members in Canada.
According to information on the back of the photo, David was born ca. Mary Susan Slavens Crockett was a daughter of John Wesley Slavens, granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson Slavens, and gggranddaughter of Isaiah Slavens.
1911, Jack Slavin relaxes on an outing with son Frank, daughter-in-law Margaret (Entler), and grandchildren Russell, Kenneth, and Francis "Spike" Slavin. Shge married James Sheridan in Barclay, Pennsylvania, in 1873. In 1915 this group gathered-- William and Adeline Slavens, who had moved to the Waukee, Iowa, area in 1914, some of their children and grandchildren, and "shirt-tail" relatives of Adeline's. This is most likely his senior photo, which would have been taken in the fall of 1937. The photo is backstamped by a photographer in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jesse was mustered out of the 10th Iowa Infantry in Little Rock on August 15, 1865. More information on Lawrence can be found with the photo by following the link above. The William Cochran family poses for a photo in 1909, likely at their home in central Michigan. The twelve children of James and Rachael (Brown) Slaven gathered for a group photo at the time of their mother's death in April 1944. Maureen (Cochran) Place shared some photos of her family. Nina, born in Ravenswood in October 1881, lived to be 103. Keith Garvin, who shared the photo of his grand-uncle and aunt, is seeking more information on the Slevin family. Linda is looking for Lucinda's parents; some think it may be one of the families who had been living in Sevier County, Arkansas, during the 1840's (John or Robert Slaven). Thanks to Linda and to Mark Bowlby for sharing the photo. Sharon Meadows shares this photo of her husband's great-grandfather, John Alvis Slaven, his grandmother Florence Slaven, and her siblings, taken near Whitley City, Mc Creary County, Kentucky, in 1936. Charles Slavens was a son of Reuben and Sally (Kinnison) Slavens, and a pioneer resident of Pike County, Ohio. Elizabeth Slavens Peters and her daughters are pictured in a portrait sometime around 1890. Mattie Slavens Noel was a daughter of William Fletcher Slavens and Frances Ann Mc Coy, and a sister of Thomas Jefferson Slavens and Lucy Slavens Elsberry Britton of Audrain County, Missouri. More on John Oscar Slaven(s) Smith can be found on the Miscellaneous page. Jeff was one of James's brothers (sons of Absalom and Betty Woods Slaven) and settled in western Indiana, so a visit to the banks of the Wabash would be a possibility. (Jeff and Barzilla's photo is farther down this page.) Thanks to Sheri Vigil for the photo. Emily (Williams) Slaven, in a portrait taken circa 1902.