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Most viewed - Alleghany County, NC People
wiljohn7.jpg1183 viewsBaptist Preachers of the Alleghany Co, NC, area c1914. The man in front, on the left is John Mack Williams (1868-1952). Who are the others? Courtesy of Jason Duncan.
Monroe Caudill playing banjo1139 viewsJames Monroe Caudill-born 28 April 1877-died 26feb 1957 to Cynthia Ann Caudill. His father was Richard "Dick" Sidden of Wilkes County who later (Monroe was in his twenties) married Cynthia. Monroe married Myrtle Jane Rector the daughter of Abe and Martha Brackins, Rector. Ther had three children, Emma , Carpenter, Mary Ann Todd and Johnny Caudill who married my aunt Rose Emma Medley. Monroe would sit on the porch of his house at "Teapot Dome" Alleghany County, NC and play his banjo for passers by. Courtesy
Atwood, Benjamin1116 viewsBenjamin Grover Atwood (16 May 1920-30 May 1923)Alleghany County. He was the son of Jonah Arthur and my gr gr aunt Susan "Susie" Caudill, Atwood. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
MonroeCaudil&BillTodd.jpg948 viewsMonroe Caudill and his son-in-law, Bill Todd, at Teapot Dome in Alleghany County, NC. I learned that Teapot Dome got it's name from the metal tank that a long ago owner built as a water tank. You can see the "Teapot" if you look very closely at the top of the picture, between Monroe and Bill. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn.
Blevins, James933 viewsBack left to right: Zola, Lucy, Guy & wife Maude Paisley Blevins. front left to right: James Blevins, wife Mary Davis Blevins and son Clay. Courtesy of Bette Nelson
bilunk1.jpg846 viewsUnknown. Probably a member of the William Billings (1830-1896) family or the Colon Williams (1820-1897) family. Both families lived in the western part of Alleghany Co including the Prathers Creek area. Courtesy of Jason Duncan.
McKnight, Andrew846 viewsHe was a veteran of Company C, 63rd Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army. Postwar, he was a Mountain Union Baptist Minister.
strugilljames1781.jpg774 viewsSon of Francis Sturgill, Sr. and Rebecca Hash. Lived at Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC
weaverben.jpg771 viewsThis is Benjamin Andrew Weaver's home in Piney Creek, Alleghany County, NC. Nathan Weaver, Benjamin's father is 2nd from the right, and Nathan's 3rd wife America Whittington is on the far right.
Busic, John760 viewsJohn Busic (1840-1919), son of John Busick and Susannah Barton and his second wife Lucinda Mullins. He was first married to Mary Ann Halsey who died in 1862 or so. He served with the Stuart Horse Artillery in the Confederate army and later was a deacon at Piney Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
Poole. Charlie and the North Carolina Ramblers756 viewsCharlie Poole, with the fiddle, is shown here in a late 1920 image with the North Carolina Ramblers.
parsonsjohn.jpg739 viewsAlleghany County Commissioner - 1868. Son of Solomon Parsons & Lydia Sturgill, born 19 Jan 1805. Married
Margaret Gambill and later Phoebe Laxton.
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