Quite a few years ago, one of my mom's cousins from Kansas sent some photos to me, including pictures of my great great grandfather, John Bartram's, farm in Llanrothal, Herefordshire, England. It's called Wern Farm, and she was lucky enough to visit it on a vacation to the UK. Here's a picture of the farm as it was many years ago, as well as how it looked when Jeanette got to see it on her trip.
At the time of the 1881 UK Census, John was living at Wern Farm with his wife, Esther, and his family, including: their son, Joseph (my great grandfather); their daughter, Louisa; Louisa's husband, Amos Beavan (who was listed as a "Gardener"; Louisa and Amos' 4-year-old son, William; Louisa's 10-year-old son, Arthur (from a former relationship); and a servant named Anne Mitchel. Great Grandpa Joseph left England for Kansas shortly after the 1881 census (within a couple of years, anyway). Here's a picture of the family at around that time. Don't they look happy? =p
|Standing: Louisa, Joseph, Sarah Ann (another daughter)|
Sitting: John, Arthur, Esther