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AJPorter.jpg241 viewsThis photo is labeled A. J. Porter, and I believe this is Andrew Porter, b. 1870, son of David H. Porter and Nancy Rosenbaum. Courtey of Amy Bazar.

brownlow.jpg183 viewsNative of Wythe County, Virginia, Parson Brownlow made his mark on history as firely abolitionist Methodist minister in Knoxville, Tennessee; and reconstruction governor of Tennessee.
CopenhaverReunion.jpg289 viewsThis picture was labeled Copenhaver Reunion. I donít know all the people here or what year this was taken. I have been able to identify my great great grandparents, Harvey King and Amanda Copenhaver. Amanda Copenhaver died in 1938, and she was ill for a number of years before that, so I believe this picture is from the 1910ís or 1920ís. Courtesy of Amy Bazar
davidreedPorter.jpg201 viewsDavid Reed Porter (born 1878, died 1925). Son of David Hounshell Porter and Nancy Rosenbaum. He served in the Spanish American War. Courtesy of Amy Bazar

EphraimCopenhaver.jpg208 viewsEphraim Copenhaver, born 1823, died 1898, married to Regina Phillippi. He was the son of John Copenhaver and Rebecca Kegley. Courtesy of Amy Bazar

Epraim&ReginaCopenhaver.jpg216 viewsEphraim and Regina Copenhaver. They were married in 1845. Courtesy of Amy Bazar

gayPorter2.jpg208 viewsGay King Porter (born 1878, died 1965), daughter of Harvey W. King and Amanda Copenhaver. Courtesy of Amy Bazar

grahamjohnt.jpg206 viewsPhysician, and delegate to the Virginia House of Delegates from Wythe County, VA. Son of Thompson Sayers Graham on May 18, 1864 in Draper Valley, Pulaski County, VA. Photo ca. 1922.
grubbws.jpg262 viewsThis circa 1910 photo is backmarked Wytheville, Va. Further identification would be appreciated.
harveyKing&wife.jpg295 viewsArticle in the newspaper for Harvey King and his wife Amanda Copenhaverís 70th Wedding Anniversary. Harvey King was born in 1845, and died in 1944. He was the last surviving confederate soldier in Wythe County, and was the son of John King and Polly Vaught. Amanda Copenhaver was born in 1849, and died in 1938. She was the daughter of Ephraim Copenhaver and Regina Phillipi. Courtesy of Amy Bazar

heuserhm.jpg188 viewsBorn Feb. 28, 1867, in Wytheville, Virginia, son of Guido A. Heuser. Attorney at Wytheville. Photo from 1929.
johnsonrp.jpg207 viewsWytheville manufacturer, R. P. Johnson is shown in this 1922 photograph. His company, styled Foote & Johnson made wagons, carts and other heavy farm machinery. He was born November 22, 1854, and was the son of john L. Johnson and grandson of Paulser Johnson.
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