There are five families represented. Gilliam siblings are children of William Howard Gilliam & Nola Lewis Gilliam from Big Hollow. In 1919, William & Nola Gilliam moved to Greenup County from Isonville in Elliott County Kentucky. The Miller, Lewis, Hale & Fields families lived on Brushy Creek.
Macedonia school, grade 1 through grade 8 - (in one room), taught by Ms. Exta Miller.
Five Gilliam siblings attending school there in 1928 were Orca, Edith, Mary Ellen, Ivory & Paul.
All are children of William Howard Gilliam & Nola L. Lewis of Elliott County, KY.
School located at intersection of Brushy Creek Road & Big Hollow Road in Greenup County, KY.
This is one of the last get togethers of the Arville and Mary Gilliam Family in Kentucky.
Arville, laid-off school teacher, has taken a war industry job in Dayton, Ohio and has been commuting with his family on desolate Brushy Creek. In March 1943, mom and five children packed everything we owned and rode the train to Cincinnatti and on to our new home in Dayton Ohio - where we lived above and behind an abandoned barber shop at 852 South Brown Street.
Martha Jane b.1865, William b.1863, Dad-Stephen Lewis b.1840 NC, Mom-Nancy Eldridge b.1845 Morgan Co, KY.
Jim Henry, Margaret, Andrew Jackson b. 1870, Mary b.1880, and Ernie b. 1882.
Family names are captioned on photo.
William H. is my paternal grandfather
and son of Richard & Nancy Gilliam.