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Hansel Dismissal Letter, Shady Grove Baptist Church, May 15, 1880

This letter was most likely found among the estate of John/Josiah/Joe Franklin Lee, then moderator of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.
The letter does not cast the Hansels in a bad light. It was intended that the Hansels provide this letter to the next church they wish to attend showing proof of their good standing [...]

History of Friendship Baptist Church

This three-page document dates from approximately 1972. No author is indicated. It was provided to the Archive by Cynthia (Jackson) Perry.
In 1869, several brethren and sisters of the 16th district requested that they meet to organize a new church.
A presbytery consisting of Elders Robert Reynolds, Asa [...]

Owen & Ruth (Lee) Jackson with White Cat

Pictured (L to R): Owen Henry Jackson, Ruth (Lee) Jackson, Unknown White Cat.
Setting/Location: Outdoors, unknown location. Most likely outside their last home in Paris.
Date: Circa late 1960s, judging by their age.
Inscription: None
No one can tell me anything about the cat, but it must have been familiar with Owen and Ruth to be so near them [...]

Gray & Jackson, Four Generations

Pictured: [L to R, standing] Verla Clifton (Gray) Jackson; Henriette Therese (Agostini) Gray; Frazier Clifton Gray; Owen Henry Jackson; Ruth (Lee) Jackson; Harold Bell Jackson, Sr. [Seated:] Rhoda Clementine (Gibson) Jackson, Harold Bell Jackson, Jr. [held by Rhoda]
Date: Circa 1937, judging by Harold Jr.’s age.
Setting/Location: Outdoors, unknown location. Most likely the farm of Owen and [...]

Tax Receipt for John F. Lee, December 1, 1865

Dec. 1 1865
Recd of John F. Lee $4.02 1/2 the amount in full of his State, County & R. Road Tax for year 1865
James C. Leper[?]
Tax Collector

Frances Jane “Fannie” (Winn) Lee

Pictured: Frances Jane “Fannie” (Winn) Lee
Date: Circa 1890s, judging by Fannie’s age
Setting/Location: Studio
Inscription(s): “Eyes Blue” at bottom of original image/mounting
“Fannie” married Josiah Porter Lee and had at least five children before passing at a very early age to cancer.