The notation on the back of this photo is that she is a sister of Samuel Lant Slaven. Alexander, 7 months old in the photo, was the oldest child of Wilbur Decatur and Nannie Slaven. John Woodell Slaven and Mary (Cline) Slaven of Virginia/West Viriginia. Many thanks to James Guthrie for sharing the photo! Livvia Jackson Elsberry Slavens, pictured circa 1879, was the wife of Jeff Slavens. Queen and Jessie Slavens Queen and Jessie Slavens were the daughters of William H. "Penny Lane" barber shop John Slavin of Glasgow sent this clipping from of Glasgow.
Harriet Peters Johnson is the daughter in the lower right. He is a descendant of John and Elizabeth Slavin of Highland County through the Henry of Ohio branch. Written on the back of the photo is "Queen Slavens' great grandpa and grandma Slavens. Reuben and Keziah Hinton were married in 1849-- perhaps the photo was in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary? Ed and Georgia (Peake) Slavens were residents of Audrain County, Missouri.
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.
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.