Travis family in Pleasant Valley - 1887.  It is not high quality but it's the only one I have of the whole group.  Based on notations on the back of the photo, clockwise from the lower right the individuals are as follows:

Nellie Pearl Travis Tichbourne (born 1885 in Kansas)
Maybelle Travis De Witt
Boyd
Benjamin
Joseph
Frank
William
Margaret Evans Travis (mother)
Oscar Bert
Jennie Bell Travis Van Vooris
Josiah W. Travis (father)
 

Before moving to Kansas the Travis' lived in Pioche, Nevada (the toughest town in the west based on their web site).  Jennie was born in Nevada.  She had an uncle who was sheriff there, and he and another uncle were owners of the Travis Bros Hamilton Stage Line and Dexter Stables (300 horse capacity). Jennie's father, Josiah, was the youngest brother and superintendent of the stage line.


Submitted by William Meyers on November 21, 2002.

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