These are links to my other family pages.
[ Bergen ] [ DeBevoise ] [ Lott ] [ Stockholm ] [ VanSinderen ] [ Wyckoff ]
Welcome to my Family Photo Gallery! Here is a quick pictorial overview.
Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with snapshots of 'My Summer Vacation' or
anything like that. Instead, I'm going to bore you to tears with photos and blurbs
of some of my forbears and ancilliary folk.<g> Now for some reason, I tend to
think of 'Granny' (Elizabeth E. DeBevoise) as the central focus of all this.
Probably because hers were the first diaries and papers I came across and I just feel an
affinity with her. I truly believe she would approve of my posting all this info for
all the world to see.
Keep in mind that all this is NOT meant as a full accurate accounting of these
families, but rather a means for me to share some of my photos and info in hopes that
other people will find it useful and even possibly interesting.
OK, to start off, here are a
couple of pictures of Granny.
Although I have many, and I'm sure to be adding more,
these are among my favorite photos of her.
She was the daughter of Charles J. DeBevoise and Jane Ann Stockholm
shows her mother
and younger sister Florence who
died as an infant.
Granny had three younger sisters and a brother; Anna, Sarah, Elouise, and James.
Anna Jane DeBevoise married John T.
Sarah Waldron DeBevoise married Irving
Elouise DeBevoise married Charles
F. Brower & LeRoy D. Robinson.
James DeBevoise married Ida Mae Turley from Indiana and
they moved to Jacksonville, Florida.
In 1877, Granny married Abraham (Abe) A.
Wyckoff. He was the son of Williamson Wyckoff and Catalina Lott
In 1882 Lizzie & Abe had
a daughter (my Grandmother)
Caroline VanSinderen Wyckoff. She married John Lott Bergen
in 1910. He was the son of John Lott Bergen and Anna Lott. Yes
it gets confusing.
(I love this wedding gown.)
Here is a nice four generation photo of Catalina,
Abe, Caroline, and the pudgy faced tyke is my mother,
Anna Lott Bergen, born in 1911.
In 1945, Anna Lott Bergen married Milton Goldsmith Billard.
They subsequently had three sons; Corwyn Goldsmith Billard,
Wesley Bergen Billard, and yours truly, Robert Lott Billard.
So far this web site just deals with my mother's side of the
family. My father directly connects back to Rev. John Youngs,
who settled Southold, L.I. in 1640. So basically, I go back
twelve generations on Long Island on both sides of my family. It's
when people ask me about my background. My usual short answer is
simply 'Dutch, English and French'. Eventually I plan to add the
well documented Billard line.
Here we have a younger picture of Milton.
By now I'm sure you are waiting with bated
breath, so here is a picture of me taken just
a few years ago<g>. Okay, okay, since then
most of the hair has jumped ship, the rest
has turned gray, and some crows have been
walking across my face. Other than that, I still
look the same. Well, at least the eyes are still blue and
I have the same smirky grin. (heh, heh)
Alright, here's a much more recent (3 years?) photo of me in
Fire Department uniform as Captain of my company. Sorry,
no grin, this was a serious one to go on the wall of the firehouse.