04 April 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Dallas



Dallas Winfield Greer, that is. Dallas was my husband's great-great-grandfather through his paternal grandmother. I think that his name sounds might grand. I love it.

He was born 23 March 1948. Here is a photograph of Dallas as an infant. Isn't he adorable?


He was in the War Between the States enlisted in Company K, 1st Regiment of the South Carolina Militia under Captain Prestin Thompson. He enlisted in August 1864 and was in service until May 1865. Note that he was approximately sixteen years old at the time of his enlistment. He survived the war and at the time of his death on 28 December 1942, he was one of only two remaining veterans of that war in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Dallas was the son of James Manning Greer and his wife Molly Tarver. James Manning Greer was the founder of Greer, South Carolina. The family is of Irish and Scottish ancestry.

He now rests with many other members of his family in the cemetery located at New Prospect Baptist Church, Anderson, South Carolina.

I enjoy his baby picture very much. I think that he and my oldest son favored each other a great deal at this age. Whenever I hear the word "Dallas", it isn't the city that immediately comes to mind. It is that sweet-faced little boy in the white dress.

8 comments:

  1. I think family pictures are so important! It is great that you know the family history. I live near Dallas, Texas, so at first came to mind first to me.

    Enjoyed your post!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. :)

      Did those recent tornadoes get anywhere near you? I hope that all of you are fine up there!

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend and a blessed Easter!

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    2. Although I spent from about 2:00 to about 3:30 on lockdown with my kids inside their elementary, we were fortunate. No damage, no power outages. When I first got out of the car to be there early, I heard the warning sirens going off and got myself inside the school. Thank you, though, we are fine. Scary day, but we are fine.

      I may have said this to you elsewhere, but I hope you have a Happy Easter as well!

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    3. I am so glad that you and your children were fine through this ordeal!

      Thank you. May Our Father bless you richly. :)

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  2. That is, that came to mind first for me. Need more coffee! ;-)

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    1. I understood what you meant. :) Diet Coke is my go-to first thing when I wake up. I hope that you had a great day!

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  3. I enjoyed meeting your Dallas. Love old family photos! ~ Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. This picture of baby Dallas is one of my favorites of the old photos that I have.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend and a blessed Easter!

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