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. Jim also shared this photo of Jack Slavin's sister Isabella Elizabeth Slavin, who was also born in England and came to Pennsylvania in 1865. You could definitely call this an extended family portrait. Jesse Slavens, a son of James and Nancy (Davis) Slavens of Hendricks County, Indiana, poses in his Civil War uniform for a portrait that was almsot certainly taken in the summer of 1865. Thomas moved his family to Kansas via covered wagon in the 1870's; he lived a long life, passing away in 1900. Lawrence was active with the Land League and later movements during this turbulent time of Irish history. The photo was taken in 1970 with Fred at Nina's home in Greenville, Michigan. Mary was the wife of Charles Slavens, who were pioneer residents of Pike County, Ohio, and the mother of Medal of Honor winner Samuel Slavens. James was a son of Owen and Mary Slevin of California; a brief obituary for Mary appears on this site. They were married in Mc Lennan County, Texas, in 1856. John had an interesting life; in the early 1900s he left his family in Iowa and lived the rest of his life in Kansas under the name John O. Somehwere along the line the family dropped the second "s" on the surname which is prevalent in this branch of the family. They are, seated from left, Paul Slaven, Madge Slaven King, and their mother Fannie Slaven; standing, Kathryn "Kit" Slaven Whiteaker, Alice Slaven Gronemeyer, Herman King, and Jennie Slaven Livezey. More information on Samuel and the "great locomotive chase" can be found on the Military, Bookshelf, and Miscellaneous pages of this website. While the couple is unidentified, I wonder if it might be Jefferson and Barzilla Slaven. Jessie Slaven, daughter of James and Emily Slaven, and husband William Davis in what's likely an engagement or wedding photo. Pioneer Missouri minister and physician James Hervey Slavens was a son of William Stuart Slavens. A link to Luther's autobiography is on the "Bios" page. 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. Hargis Slaven was one of Samuel Lant Slaven's sons, born in 1869.
Betty Woods Slaven, wife of Absalom Slaven, was born in June 1814 and died in 1903. His sisters were Mary Ann, Sarah Ellen, Caroline Virginia, Martha Adeline, and Lucy Priscilla.
Lant Rader Slaven holds his brother Franklin Wilbur in a photo taken around 1903.
James Wilson Rader, Franklin Kerns Rader, and Lant Rader Slaven, in a photo taken in October 1920.
Slavens and his son Joseph Rountree Slavens posed for this photo in the early 1880s. Luther Slavens, second from the left, and son Joseph, second from the right, in front of the merchantile store they ran in Hermitage, Missouri, in the early years of the 20th century.
Joseph Slavens, daughter Helen, and wife Gertrude outside their home in Hermitage, Missouri, in a photo taken around 1910.
In his later life, Garnet was a teacher for many years, at Oak Hill and at West Virginia Tech, and a civil engineer. He was born and raised in Oak Hill, WV, and as an adult was a civil engineer. John was the son of Samuel Slavens of Pike County, Ohio, one of the infamous "Andrews' Raiders" who was hung by the Confederates in 1862. They visited the Slavens Cemetery, located on the property, took photographs of the farmstead, and of a family Bible and of some old family photos. Note the child on the front steps near the middle of the porch. Bill and Carol Slavens stand on the front steps, all that remains of the home pictured above. Newer farm buildings at the former Reuben Slavens farm. Harriet (Slavens) Thomas, daughter of Reuben and Harriet (Rader) Slavens, in August 1964. Clarissa (Slavens) Leist, daughter of Reuben and Harriet (Rader) Slavens, in an undated photo. Another of Elizabeth's brothers, Reuben, found and buried Peters' body. Edward Slevin of New York City's 12 precinct is pictured in an 1888 tobacco card. Brothers Willis (left) and Jed Owen Slavens (right) are pictured with Jed's son Arthur (center) around 1913-18. They are George, Noah, Riley, Homer, Jesse, and Arthur. Pictured are Eddie D., Estlyn Pearl, Alma Plante, Walter Slavens, Darline Slavens, Donia (Slavens) Pearl, Fletcher Slavens, Erma (Peak) Slavens, Sallie (Slavens) Plante, Edwin Drake Slavens, John Plante, Everett Pearl, and Anna Slavens. The home, in the distance, was built by the current owners to replace the Slaven's house. Four generations of the Elias "Shack" and Sealy Milligan Slaven family gathered for this photo in late 1916 or early 1917.