Carroll family, Florida

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Carroll family hoeing corn in Florida.
Date & Place: in Hillsborough County, Florida United States
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Updated Jul 08, 2019

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Ancient Faces
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It looks so hot and dusty . . . and those are not young people in the corn fields!
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Carroll Straus
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If anyone else kn iows about this branch if the Carroll family let me know. John Olover was birn Sampson County NC in 1820. I al told this ws taken in Florida . Supplied to me by Charles Carroll Slocum, of TX
Jun 30, 2013 · Reply
Lura Southard
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Carroll, I am also interested in the ten CARROLL families which lived in Sampson County around 1790-1800. I don't have this direct branch, but DNA has proven at least some of them were closely related.
Jul 04, 2013 · Reply
Trudie Cruey
I can only imagine
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Brigitte Cherubini
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That's a rough life.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Doug Thomas
Real life photos are awesome.....love those kind of pics....
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Terri Allen
True meaning of hard work.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Doug Thomas
Stirs my senses as to who are theses people????Gotta love it....
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Linda Haydell
Mom and dad working their land.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Brenda Anderson
Had to work hard to survive in the 1800’s. They may have been younger than you think.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Ross Griffin
Black face
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Ree Young
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What????
Jul 08, 2019 ·
Ross Griffin
Ree Young Every body talks about black face just a joke
Jul 08, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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Apparently, not everybody does because I don't get it at all.
Jul 08, 2019 ·
Linda Falls
Ree Young me either
Jul 08, 2019 ·
Maria Kozma Callaghan
Yes you worked till you died back then.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Linda Woody
Maybe it was sugar cane??? But yes, probably corn.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Nancy Thompson
I'm afraid I couldn't survive inland with that high humidity. They look like they could be in their late 30s-40s. Such a hard life.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Lisa Barbieri-O'Sullivan
Most likely sugarcane. Note the fronds, no silk.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Harmon Duke
Cool pic, but don’t think it’s corn.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Bob Border
Super tough.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
John Binfield
1850 census [external link]
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
John Binfield
From another source [external link]
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Laney Asquith
Such hard, exhausting work!
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Melissa Lowman
Doesn’t look like corn. Corn has wider and different shaped leaves. So, maybe sugar cane? Looks like Florida to me though. Hot and miserable unless you’re at the pool. 😂
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Nancy Trough
People were tough. I know I couldn't do what they did
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Ree Young
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I lived in Tampa and Hillsborough County and went to school in St. Petersburg. While corn was an important crop, especially during the Civil War, sugar cane, cotton, and rice were big cash crops.

I've seen sugar cane fields...these plants are still young, and the couple are probably hoeing down the weeds. The cane, when ready for harvesting, will be taller than these folks.

As far as what corn looks like in the fields, I am looking out my window (in rural NC where I've lived for over 30 years) right now at the corn growing in the acres in front of my home. There's a big difference between corn and sugar cane plants.

The photo definitely shows sugar cane fields.
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Elizabeth Grant
have to agree with you Ree Young I live in Bundaberg Queensland Australia and we are a sugar town and you are correct it is young cane as the tops are still close to the ground with not much stalk yet. don't know how tall a cane stalk was back then but modern canes would have the stalk taller than a person and the tops way above that so probably still has a good 9mths of growing to do yet
Jul 08, 2019 ·
Larry Cawley
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Ree Young I agree, looks like cane.
Jul 09, 2019 ·
Chad Ellis
White too
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Shirley K. Brown
They worked so hard usually for just food on the table. Once in a while they had money for kids shoes and a new pair of overalls. Maybe a length of material for mom and the girls. They had purity of spirit.
They were better people than we have today and more grateful!
Jul 08, 2019 · Reply
Dawne Zotz
Van Gogh would have liked to paint the scene.
Jul 09, 2019 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Love these old pictures.
Jul 09, 2019 · Reply
Carolyn Hoyt
Hard lives.
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