My name is Jim Thrasher
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Leave Ky. and move to "No Man's Land" in Oklahoma. After deciding to move, we had to get ready for this trip and we decided to move by covered wagons. So everything ready on September 26, 1906. We made the start: Joe L. Thrasher, Sam Huddleston and wife, Brance Huddleston and Judson Huddleston and on this being on Saturday we left Burksville, Ky. about 1:30 p. rn, and made about 14 miles that afternoon and made our first camp on Big Creek and spent the night there. On the next morning it was heavy overcast and raining some, we drove pretty hard and made about 30 miles that day. It rained all day. We camped near Glasgow, Ky. that night, It was raining hard and next morning it was raining and we started early and made about 28 miles and camped near Bowling Green, Ky. from there we drove i
Rear: Bob Thrasher, Joe Lee Thrahser, Mary Thrasher, Clarence Thrasher (in Mary's arms), Joe Flanagan, Mae Flanagan, Loren Flanagan
Front: Mervin Thrasher, Raymond Thrasher, Rosella Thrasher, WJ Flanagan, Jack Flanagan
Theses two families knew each other when they lived in the OK Panhandle and went to church together. Joe and Mary Thrasher and their family had moved to Arkansas at the time the picture was taken. A fire destroyed everything that they had: the wagon with their belongings and the new house they had just built.
Joe and Mae Flanagan and 3 sons were traveling through Arkansas. We think they had been on a trip to visit Grandma (Mae) Flanagan’s family in West Plains, MO. It could have been at this time that the Flanagan’s offered for the Thrasher’s to live in their dug out (where Daddy was born) should they want to return to the OK Panhandle.
The Thrashers did return and lived in the dug out for a year, and the families harvested wheat together.
It was about a year after this picture was taken that Grandpa Joe Flanagan died of kidney disease.
Of course this picture doesn't have all of Mother's (Rosella) brothers and sisters (there were 11 in all). Both Mother (Rosella) and Daddy (Jack) were about 2 ½ to 3 years old here. (the little ones in front J)
A fresh gedcom of the Joe Lee Thrasher family was created from Jim Thrasher's genealogy database and uploaded to the immersive family tree on this site. It includes all the same people and information that was in the previous family tree, plus all the Thrasher and Huddleston ancestors, families of Joe and Mary's siblings, and info on all the in-laws families that Jim had (with the exception of Brenda Thrasher's family tree, which is on a separate web site).
Jim has an additional 2,000+ people in the extended Thrasher, Capps, Huddleston families (but are not immediate relatives of Joe Lee Thrasher) which will be added to their own sites at some point.