The Yaqoubian clan were the ishkhans of the Qarghalar quarter of Zeytoun from 1799 till 1895; extended family members appearing in this photo are:
Top row L to R: Hovhannés Yaqoubian, Tauros Yaqoubian;
Middle L to R: Lévon Ishkhan Yaqoubian, Sérovpé Ishkhan Yaqoubian
Bottom L to R: Artine Agha Yaqoubian, Khatchér Agha Yaqoubian, Nichan Yaqoubian
My Zeytountsi grandfather, Vartévar Martyrosoghlu Achikian 1888-1969, was one of the 12 Zaptiyé or Qabadayi armed bodyguards of Lévon Ishkhan Yaqoubian from 1904-1914.
Vahé Achikian – Zeytoun Private Coll.