John Jeremiah Stokes was about 65 years old when this was painted, probably in Greenville County, South Carolina.
Willis Benson was born 27th December 1777 in Carolina County, Virginia, and died 22 February 1865 in Greenville County, South Carolina
Frances Benson, born 6 May 1800 and died 10 Feb 1874, was the wife of Williss Benson (1777-1865). They had 6 children, John Wickliffe, James, Willis Key, Ellen Frances, Elizabeth, and Mary Foister.
In 1910 the Tivy D. Scott Family lived here in Tolosa, Kaufman County, Texas. Tivy and Almeda continued to live here until moving to a nursing home in the 1960s.
The T. D. Scott family in front of their home in Tolosa, Texas, where the Scotts, Tiby and Almeda lived until moving to a nursing home in the 1960s.
Mr. Scott was a successful farmer, deacon in the Baptist church on County Line Road and trustee of the Tolosa School.
He owned a Saxon Six automobile back in 1919.
Delmas Avenue with the Palace Pharmacy on the northeast corner where Dr. McIlwain had his office back past the soda counter at the rear of the first floor of the building. The date of 1900 is just a guess because the streets were still dirt. Today Delmas Avenue has been landscaped into a pedestrian park that dead ends at Pascagoula Street at the old Post Office.
This is the Stokes family in front of their house on Lafayette Street in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It was probably taken about 1929 before I was born. In the photo is Howell, Ollie, Marice, and Merle Lea.
This photo was taken from the photographs of Sheriffs of Sabine Parish which hangs on the wall of the parish office building. He was the first sheriff of the parish, the first superintendent of parish schools, and was state representative from the parish in the 1990s. During the Civil War for Southern Independence he was a Major in the 17th Louisiana infantry. He was wounded on the second day of the battle of Shiloh and sent home to die. My great grandmother operated on him at home, removed a piece of his holster that the doctors had missed at Vicksburg; he got well and went on to become sheriff.
Grandfather Self graduated from Memphis Hospital Medical College in 1906 and became a country doctor at the age of 47. He practiced in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, near Many and Hornbeck.
This is a tintype photo of my grandmother at the time of her wedding on 6 November 1879.