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This is a photo of descendants of Mary Elizabeth Weaver Smith and James Latham Smith. I will give you their names, left to right, and their relationship to Mary and James.

Minnie Catherine Smith Peaks, b.9-29-1880, d.2-9-1953, daughter, buried at Weaver Union Church Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan County, TN
Ossie Belle Smith Thacker, b.8-1-1896, d.6-21-2004, granddaughter, buried at Otes Church Cemetery, Bulls Gap, Hawkins County, TN
Wade Palhoun Smith, b.2-6-1875, d.2-23-1944, son, buried in Bluff City, Sullivan County, TN
Darcus Adalaide Smith Cole, b.12-21-1871, d.2-14-1963, buried at Weaver Union Church Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan County, TN
Ida Bray Smith, wife of Wade Palhoun Smith (I don't have her birth/death dates at this time)

Mary Elizabeth Weaver Smith and James Latham Smith lived in the area known as Vance's Tank (Bristol area), Sullivan County, TN. Mary Elizabeth was born in Bristol, Sullivan County, TN. This is where their children were born.

I would guesstimate the photo is in the late 1930s or early 1940s, because Wade died in 1944.

Courtesy of Debi Coe

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