AncientFaces Member since Dec 11, 2012
Roe and Eliza Shepherd and family on their front porch in Whitetop VA.
This is my gr gr grandmother, Mary Wingler Shepherd. She lived her last years with my grandparents, Roe and Eliza Shepherd of Whitetop VA. She died of cancer.
This is my gr gr grandfather, Thomas W Hamm. He lived in VA. My Dad lived with him and his wife, Ettie Johnson Hamm.
This is my husband, John Layton Sr.'s gr. maternal grandmother, Anna King Baber from West Virginia.
This is my husband, John Layton Sr's, gr. maternal grandfather, Joseph Henry Baber from WV.
This is my Dad in Whitetop VA on his workhorse. He used it to plow gardens, etc.
This is me and my sister, Barbara Jean Hamm at Easter time. We lived in Honey Brook PA. See our little Easter buckets?!
This is my father-in-law, Van Pruitt. He served 2 terms in WWII and received 2 purple hearts. He lived with us the last few years of his life and was a good...
Joyce's Discussion Posts
Joyce Layton Which one of Mary's children is your grandparent? Herbert's son, John was my husband's father.
Nov 23, 2014 · posted to the photo Herbert Irvin Layton, West Virginia
Joyce Layton I loved watching Aunt Artie churn butter, make flowers for the graves and make quilts. She was a very busy, creative woman. And she could cook some wonderful food. Miss you Artie.
Jun 20, 2013 · posted to the photo Artie Clark Shepherd, Virginia
Joyce Layton My uncle Mont is my favorite uncle. Everyone loves him. He is my mom's brother.
Jun 20, 2013 · posted to the photo Mont Shepherd, Virginia
Joyce Layton Maw Eliza used to tell us how she would gather different leaves, roots, barks, berries and flowers. She would dry them and sell them for pennies a pound. I can't imagine a pound of leaves for only a penny. Once while walking across Whitetop Mt. she came across a big bear. She waved her lantern at it until it ran off. I;m glad it didn't get angry at her and attack! She told me about the cabin her and her husband Roe lived in when they first got married. There were no windows and it had a dirt floor. At that time there wasn't even an outhouse! Grandpa Roe threw his 'britches' at her and said put them on, she said they don't fit me Roe. He said that's right and don't ever try to wear the pants in this family, I'm the head of the home. They had 10 children together. Grandpa died at the age of 61 but Maw never wanted to be with another man because she said she loved Roe too much.
Jan 11, 2013 · posted to the surname Shepherd