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The little girl in the image to your right is the ca. 1955 version of the Keeper of this family history blog (aka benotforgot) who posted these daily entries from the 150-year-old journal of James Madison Hall (1819-1866) . . . the young woman in the same image is a ca. 1896 version of the bed-ridden woman, Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955), who is this blogger's great-grandma . . . Berta Mary is a daughter of Samuel Houston Sharp (aka Sam) and his wife, Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire (aka Nellie or Alex), who are mentioned frequently on the pages of Hall's Journal . . . this Sam is the first-born child of the woman Hall refers to as Mother, aka Mahala Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts (1816-1885) . . . Nellie's Mother, Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring, referred to only as Mrs. Beale in the Journal, is mentioned several times in 1862 and 1865 and 1866 . . . click > HERE < to read more about the familial relationships of this blogger to the assorted kith 'n kin mentioned in this Journal . . .