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Morning Shade ?School/Church?

This is the the Morning Shade Baptist Church or School, I’m not quite sure which one fits it better. I believe Margaret (Brockwell) Jackson told me that it was a school that also housed church on Sundays and that the building was later moved and now no longer exists. She went on to [...]

Third Henry County Courthouse, Circa 1880s or 1890s

This is a photograph of the third Henry County Courthouse building which was completed in 1852, the second courthouse on that site. It was a two-story red brick building with a brass-like dome. Apparently, the fireplace in the court room was famously stained with tobacco juice.
During the civil war, the building witnessed the [...]

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 [...]

Verla (Gray) & Harold Bell Jackson, Sr.

Pictured (L to R): Verla Clifton (Gray) Jackson; Harold Bell Jackson, Sr.
Setting/Location: Unknown, most likely their home on Highland Street in Paris.
Date: March 1962
Inscription: None

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 [...]

Verla (Gray), Harold Jr. & Harold Bell Jackson, Sr.

Pictured: (L to R): Verla Clifton (Gray) Jackson; Harold Bell Jackson, Jr. (held by Verla); Harold Bell Jackson, Sr.
Date: Circa 1937, judging by Harold Jr.’s age.
Setting/Location: Outdoors, field; exact location not known.
Inscription: None

Harold Bell Jackson, Sr. [Outside Courthouse]

Pictured: Judge Harold Bell Jackson, Sr.
Date: circa 1970
Setting/Location: Outside his County Judge office window at the Henry County Courthouse in Paris.
Inscription: None
Harold was born to Owen Henry and Ruth (Lee) Jackson in 1914. He married Verla Clifton Gray in 1934 and together they raised eight children.
Harold served as County Judge (an office now called [...]

Margaret Anne (Brockwell) Jackson

Pictured: Margaret (Brockwell) Jackson
Date: Circa 1954, judging by Margaret’s age
Setting/Location: Studio
Inscription(s): None

Verla Clifton (Gray) Jackson [Chimney Photo]

Pictured: Verla Clifton (Gray) Jackson
Date: Circa 1933, judging by Verla’s age.
Setting/Location: Outdoors, near a chimney. It is assumed this is outside the old Gray home near Springville, Tennessee.
Inscription(s): None