Thomas Pope Bland b 12 Oct 1832, picture c 1880 age 48 presuming he was blond, otherwise we would have to presume he greyed so young.
The total greying in the later picture leaves the possibility open that he was fully grey by the time he was 50.
Thomas Pope Bland in about 1905 age 73
|Thomas Pope Bland was the son of Thomas
Pope Bland (Bl5) b: 10 DEC 1791 in Lincoln County, Virginia Colony
Mother: Elizabeth Jennings Duncan b: 1796 in Virginia
Birth: 12th Oct. 1832, Pike Co., Missouri
Spouse: Levicy Jane Harris
|Thomas Pope Bland and Levicy Jane Harris had children:
Bl3-1 Martha Elizabeth BLAND b 18 DEC 1861 in Shelby Co Kentucky
Bl3-2 William Leland BLAND b 15 MAR 1863 Shelby Co Ky
Bl3 Thomas Eugene BLAND b 13 JUL 1864 in Bagdad, Shelby Co Ky
Bl3-4 Lewellyn BLAND b c 1867
Bl3-5 Sarah Prudence BLAND b c 1866
Bl3-6 John Henry Bland b 2 Mar 1870
Bl3-7 Mary Beatrice BLAND b: 2 Feb 1878
Bl3-8 Harvey Erwin Bland b: 15 Feb 1885
Back Row Left to Right: Martha Bland, Lou Ellen Bland (Sleadd), Mary Beatrice Bland (Busey), and Sarah/Sallie Bland (Sanford).
Front row Left to Right: Thomas Eugene Bland, William Leland Bland, and John Henry Bland.
Judging from the dates of birth above this picture was taken between 1889 and 1895
This is the double row of elms along the entrance to the older home of Thomas Pope Bland as seen in March 1985. The house in the background dates from a much later period and replaced the older home.
This is the newer home of Thomas Pope Bland as seen in March 1985
Bagdad Cemetery, March 1985
The list of children may be incomplete, as we have one picture named Aunt Nan by Aunt Jane Bland Bl2-2 shortly before the latter's death, but we can often observe that girls do not like their names and insist on being called by a different name. The subject of this picture seems most similar to Mary Beatrice. The style of dress seems to pre-date 1900 and is definitely not later than 1920. If any similarity is to be seen in the younger generation then perhaps Emily.
The two children below also seem to belong to this family and there is a similarity to Thomas E. Hester He1-1
The photographer is Grutchfield of Shelbyville and the fading/browning effect seems to place it at about 1885 +/- 15 years.
The older girl seems to b about 8 to 11 years old and most strongly resembles Martha Bland in the picture above.
The other child seems to be about 2 or 3 and could be either Lewellyn Bland, Sarah Prudence Bland or John Henry Bland.
|Bl3-4||Lou Ellen Bland b Nov 1867 d Jul 1906|
|m||William Thompson Sleadd b 12 Jan 1858 d 20 Feb 1928 son of James B. Sleadd and Sarah Thompson|
|Bl3-4-1||Agnes B. Sleadd b 02 May 1898 d 19 Jan 1994|
|Bl3-4-2||Bernard B. Sleadd b 17 Jan 1900 d 15 May 1972|
|m||Annabelle Gladwell b Abt. 06 Jul 1907 d 15 Sep 1952|
|Bl3-4-2-1||Franklin Bland Sleadd b 30 Jan 1930 d 22 Jun 2009|
|Bl3-4-2-1-1||Robert Bland Sleadd|
|Bl3-4-2-2||Helen Douglas Sleadd b 27 Jun 1932 d Abt. 1969|
|Bl3-4-2-3||Bernard Allen Sleadd b 15 Aug 1933|
|m2||Lori S. Epstein b Abt. 1945|
|m3||Judith A. Auge b Abt. 1948|
|Bl3-4-2-4||Mary Lou Sleadd b 07 Oct 1936|
|Bl3-4-2-5||William Carroll Sleadd b 25 Feb 1939|
|Bl3-4-2-6||Nancy Ann Sleadd b 14 Mar 1940|
|Bl3-4-2-7||James Thompson Sleadd b 09 Oct 1942|
|Bl3-4-2-8||Phyllis Jean Sleadd b 27 Feb 1944|
|Bl3-4-3||Helen Sleadd b 12 Jul 1903 d Apr 1985|
|m||James Augustus Arvin b 14 Aug 1900 d Dec 1978 son of Roscoe Elmer Arvin and Lucy Catherine Young|
|Bl3-4-3-1||Virginia Arvin b 16 Aug 1925|
|Bl3-4-3-2||Robert Powers Arvin b Oct 1938|