Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sabrina Bentley Blair 1918-1997

Sabrina Bentley was born on February 13, 1918. She was the second child of Otho Bentley and Nancy Alice Hall. This made her the seventh child of Otho Bentley of his 21 children. She married Curwood Blair. They had five children: Charles, Jeanette, Danny, Glenda, and Kathy.

The first picture is about 1926 and was taken from a group picture of the Millstone School taught by James M. Caudill and Henry Taylor.

Sabrina & Curwood Blair at Poppy & Granny's home standing in the front yard.

Virgil (Jeanette's husband), Jeanette, Curwood, Sabrina and Glenda

Glenda (on her Dad's lap), Curwood, Sabrina, Charles, Kathy and sitting on the floor, Danny at their home in Detroit, Michigan.

Sabrina and Curwood, Detroit Michigan

Glenda, Jeanette, Sabrina, Curwood, Janice (Jeanette's daughter) and Kathy

Curwood Blair

Sabrina Blair died on April 30, 1997.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Millstone School 1926

I am dating this picture of the Millstone School in Letcher County, Kentucky as 1926. The teachers are Henry Taylor and James M. Caudill. Two daughters of Otho & Nancy Alice Bentley are in the front row: Sabrina who married Curwood Blair number 4 and Lake who married Berry Pass is number 9. In the fourth row number 5 is Ida Mullins, the daughter of Joshua and Rosie Adams Mullins. She married Joshua Wright.

My reasons for dating it as 1926 is that would make Sabrina 8, Lake 7 and Ida 12. Aunt Lettie would only have been 10, so it is possible she is there.

I was told Aunt Edna was in this picture, but then she couldn't be pointed out to me. I don't think she is in this picture. She was married in 1923. Assuming she would not have gone to school after that time, it would make the picture have to be 1922 or before. If that were so, Aunt Sabrina would be 4 and Lake 3 and they don't look in the age bracket. I am discounting that information.

See if you can identify anyone else from around that time period. You should be able to click on the picture, and it will be bigger. This picture is from D. V. and Mary Bentley.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dinner at Granny's Picture Updates

These are index pictures. I have written the names of folks on them. If you want the pictures without the names, go back to the first blog I did and download them. These are with the ID's we have so far. Thanks Janice Bentley Norman for reminding me to put the names on the ones I did know and for identifying the ones I did not know.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Troy Chid Wright

Jason would not like me posting all his baby pictures and school pictures on his birthday. Instead I thought I would tell a story about one of our trips to find out about the family tree.

I was in Letcher County, Kentucky visiting relatives. I went over to Clintwood to vist with Leonard and Madeline Pratt Salyers. Madeline is the sister to Nina Pratt who married my dad's brother Jesse. Leonard and Madeline were like family to me. We called them Aunt and Uncle. We were talking family tree and Bad John Wright's name came up. He was my great grandfather William Jesse Wright's brother. Leonard said John's son, Chid, lived near. We got the telephone number and called to see if it was all right to come visit. They said "come on over". So off Jason and I went to find thier home.

It was up a hill and Chid was sitting on a chair on the front porch. His wife, Belle, was in and out with us. I always brought things for Jason to do while we visited. On this trip he got out a box of matchbox cars.

A car came up and a lady got out. She was a reporter from the Coalfield Progress who had come to interview Chid. I sat through the interview while she asked a lot of the questions I was going to, so I got to take a lot of notes.

In the meantime Chid's wife, Belle, went down the steps from the porch and went over and got a board which she leaned up against the porch so Jason could race his cars down the board.

The reported took my picture with Chid. I am hardly ever in any of the pictures, so this was unusual. She also took my name and address and promised to send me copies of her article which she did. She left and Chid and I continued to talk.

By now Belle was not just watching Jason play, she was racing the cars down the board with him.

Chid showed me the hat his father always wore while doing Pinkerton work (which he is wearing in the picture). He showed me a gun that Jesse James had given Bad John. He brought out a book that he had written about his father. I bought four of them: one for me, and one for my Dad, Aunt Vera and Uncle Jesse. He signed all the books. We had a great visit. I talked to them several times on the phone after that visit when I had questions or just to see how they were.

We left feeling like we had spent the time with family. When we were almost back into Letcher County, Jason asked when were we going back to see "that little old girl". For once, he had enjoyed the visit as much as I did. When Lana visited Cleveland and called Uncle John Vent that "little old boy" it made me think of that visit.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Boys Will Be Boys

I think that these are the first pictures where I saw Poppy and Granny's children as kids. I think they are what inspired me to look for more pictures and collect them. It looks like someone took a whole roll of film on them. My first film rolls were in 12's. There may be a few more shots that were taken that day that are floating around. If anyone has others, I would like to have them.

These were taken at the house that Poppy built up the right fork. Paul Hampton lives in that location now. I took pictures there in November which I will post in another blog.

Aunt Ernestene says that the way to tell the twins apart is to look at their shoes. Can had a hole in his shoe. On the left side, the picture is Can on the left, Jimmy in the center and the little guy on the right is Otho Bentley, Jr. We think that is Granny on the porch and maybe Aunt Wilma.

The picture on the right is again Can, Jimmy and Otho, Jr., but look in the background. They guy standing back there is Leonard Bentley.

Here Can is standing back by Poppy and Jimmy is going to venture out on his own.

John Vint did get in some of the pictures, but not before his temper got the best of him, I guess.

John Vint was jealous that they were taking pictures of the twins. He wanted to be in the pictures, too, and must have been told no several times. You can see him behind Can who is sitting on Poppy's lap. We think that is probably Anna Sue's feet in the picture.

John Vint was so angry at being excluded that he went into the house and tore up a picture of him that they had. Granny kept the scraps and Lisa had them copied to preserve her father's likeness. That's the two pictures below.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Keziah Campbell

Keziah is a name that helped me to find my Hayes relatives. Whenever I ran across it in my searches it would always lead me back to Hayes. I thought it must have been a name unique to the Hayes family. When I finally was able to go back to where the Hayes were from, I found it came from the Keziah C. Campbell who was born in 1775 in Granville County, North Carolina.

Keziah was the daughter of Adam Campbell

Finding Joshua Mullins

Many years ago I found that my great grandfather was buried at Millstone. It surprised me because it was a Mullins, not a Bentley relative. In those early days I thought all the Bentleys were at Millstone and the Mullins were at Fleming-Neon.

Ten or twelve years ago I asked for some help in finding this cemetery. Uncle D. V. said he could find it. We set out and ended up at Steve Bentley's home, the old Elbert Bentley homeplace, where we got some more directions. We turned around and went back past Lucky Fulton's place and ended up at a cemetery where Meades, Bakers, my Great Aunts Nan and Rebecca Coette, and other family members were, but not Grandpa Joshua. We went back to Lucky's and he told Uncle D V a few more twists and turns to follow, and we went back. We parked at the cemetery we had just left. Lucky had said the one we wanted was up above that one.

Uncle D V stayed at the car and I started walking up. I was in weeds that were waist high. He kept calling to me to make sure I was all right. I was about to give up when I saw a kind of a break in the weeds going off to the left and hollered down that I was going to follow it and then quit. I went up that break and was about to turn and go back down when I saw a chain link fence top. I went toward it and found a large cemetery which was totally immaculate. I hollered down that I had found it and was going to take some pictures.

On the way back down I was picking my way down carefully afraid of snakes when suddenly something moved and I froze. About 200 butterflies surrounded me. I was so shocked I didn't even think to try to take a picture. They were beautiful. When I did move, they disappeared. I have never seen anything like that before.

I had put all my family tree things away for years. When I was living and working in St. Louis and Cleveland, I worked on it a touch, but most of the time my work was just boxed up and stored in a closet with me. When my sister, Kay, died and then my mom, I just couldn't stand to work on it. Last year around August my uncle Jerry started talking to me about some family history. A Bentley cousin in Greenup was trying to gather some information about John Vint and William Bentley. He sent me a picture of them and said it was the youngest ones they had of the twin brothers of Otho Bentley. I looked at it and said, no, I have one where I think they may be about 20 or 21. I had to start digging through the closets, but I had been good about keeping pictures on the main floor away from the dampness of a basement or heat of a second floor. I sent him the picture and from that I got back into working on the family tree.

Jerry and I talked about who might have other pictures or information that we hadn't tapped already like any of Poppy's brother or sisters' families or who he might know on my Mullins side. I planned a trip down, and Jerry and I worked for a week on the family tree. We visited all the cemeteries we could find and took pictures of the graves. We met Lucky ourselves because Aunt Ernestene had told me to talk to Lucky's wife, Gaynelle, to find out about my grandmother, Cora Wright Mullins. Gaynelle's mother had stayed with my grandmother for several years. Jerry thought about the postmaster at Millstone who might know some contacts. He took me to her home. She was Patty Craft McHone, the granddaughter of A. C. Craft and great grandchild of Chunk & Polly Craft. She was wonderful to meet. She let me borrow pictures to copy and a book her grandfather had put together on the family. She also showed me a story that had been written by her aunt Drusilla Craft. Things I found out from Patty are a story to themselves. We talked to Bengy Franklin who lives at the site of the old Craft homeplace. This is the trip where Uncle Joe gave me the pictures from Uncle Willie's mines. It was a wonderful trip.

With my new successes with the digital camera I thought I would like to take new pictures of the cemetery where Joshua Mullins was buried. I told Jerry that I thought the cemetery was out past Lucky Fulton's house. I had told him that I had taken pictures of Uncle Elbert's grave that day. He said he thought it was blocked off the road at Steve Bentley's home. We made a bet for dinner about which direction it was in. We started driving and found a small cemetery on the left. We pulled off and walked up. Next, we came to the cemetery where Aunt Nan was. There was a gravel road which went up the mountain, but not in the direction that I remembered walking.

We drove on back and went to Steve Bentley's place. There was Uncle Elbert all right, but it wasn't the cemetery I was talking about. I knew it was one near Aunt Nan's grave. We visited with Steve and I showed a few pictures of Uncle Elbert and Aunt Sabrina that he had not seen. I promised to make copies for him. He told us the gravel road we had seen went up to the cemetery and was in good shape.

Pardon me while I laugh. It hurts right now because I have a cold and am congested.
We went back and started up that hill. I could see that there was a full 90 degree turn coming that I did not think my van would take. I stopped. And we sank. Couldn't go forward. Just made ruts. Jerry pushed so hard the whole imprint of his body was on the back of my van. We decided that gravity would let us go backwards. Oh man. Me going backwards and thinking I was going to go over the hill on the other side almost put the van into the mountain on the driver's side. I finally decided that I wasn't going to get anywhere. Jerry got in and we backed it inch by inch down to the other cemetery.

I was so relieved when we got down. We decided that we would need a four wheel drive to go up. We did that the next day and barely made that turn which had scared me in the first place. Barely made it to the top, too. It was so steep. I do NOT remember it being that steep when I walked it nor do I see how I found the path I did.

We entered the cemetery through the same gate I had found with Uncle D V. The cemetery basically looked the same, a few more graves, but immaculate. Here is some of what I took.

I know that it looks like you are looking down, but this is the gate at the bottom of the cemetery where you enter.

See the very green tree at the top of the picture? That is the same tree at the bottom in the picture above.

Joshua Mullins was born in 1869. He first married Annie Houston. Their son, James Mullins, is my grandfather.

Annie died and Joshua married twice more. The second time he married Susan Wright, the sister of William Jesse Wright.

Jesse Wright was the father of Cora Wright, my grandmother, who married James Mullins.

When Susan died Joshua married Rosa B. Adams Fulton. I don't know where Annie or Susan are buried. Jesse died in 1946 and is buried here by Grandma Rosie.

Joshua was the son of James Mullins and Rebecca Hayes. James was 72 and Rebecca 19 when they married. Joshua was their fourth child. James died at the age of 88. They were married for sixteen years. Rebecca was a widow for eight years.

This is a picture of Joshua and Rosie. It is on Rosie's marker.

This is Rosie B. Adams Fulton Mullins grave.

She was the daughter of Jesse Adams and Margaret Jenkins. When Margaret died, Jesse married Rebecca Hayes Mullins.

You worry about marrying cousins when you live in Letcher county, and here Rosie and Joshua were step brother and sister. No blood kin, though, but the in-laws were married before they were.

Rosie first married Johnny Fulton. He was working in the mines. He started working over in Virginia, and got to spending a bit too much time there. He and Rosie divorced when he "had him a woman" over there. She took care of the farm herself until she remarried. Johnny lived down the road with his new wife. They were all neighbors.

They are neighbors here, too. This is Johnny Fulton's grave. He, too, was born in 1869 and died in 1946. He and his third wife, Verdie, are buried here.

This is the grave of S/Sgt Fernoy Profitt who was born in 1924 and died in World War II on November 22, 1944. He was my 4th cousin twice removed thru: his father Joseph Profitt to his father Jesse Edward Profitt, to his father John Profitt, to his father Jeremiah Profitt, to his father Sylvester Profitt who is my G-G-G-G-G Grandfather. He is also my 9th cousin once removed thru Sylvester's daughter Mary who married William Turner Hampton, to his son Joseph Hampton, to his daughter Nancy Hampton who married Enoch Mahlon Hall, to Joseph Leonard Hall, to Nancy Alice Hall who married Otho Bentley to Cora Bentley who married J. D. Mullins to me.

I haven't put in many of my Profitt relatives yet. It is one of the books still in storage boxes. I did a bit of searching and found that Fernoy enlisted in the army in Newport, Kentucky at Ft. Thomas on the ninth of March 1943. He was 19 years old. He had been an automobile serviceman. He stated he was a widower with no children. He went in as a private. He was a Staff Sergent at his death November 22, 1944.

This is a closeup of the picture that is on S/Sgt. Profitt's tombstone.

These are Fernoy's parents: Joseph & Rebecca Profitt. I didn't find Rebecca's family on a quick look so she may be related by blood some way, too. Joseph was a coal miner. His parents died when he was young and he lived with his older brother, John. He died at the age of 95 in Cleveland, Ohio.

This is Jessie Fulton, the son of Johnny Fulton and his Virginia wife, Laura.

This is a beautiful, serene cemetery unlike some others I have seen, but that is another story.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Working in a Coal Mine

I may not have said this on the blog, but if you talk to me for any length of time about pictures you will know that I first started collecting family pictures by xeroxing them, then borrowing them and having them professionally copied, then buying a 35mm camera and lenses so that I could copy them. The 35mm worked pretty good, but I might be in Tennessee and not know til I got home in Medina and had the pictures made that five of them were blurry or something was wrong. I started looking for a scanner back when they ran about $4,000 a piece. I kept a watch on them knowing eventually they would come down. I finally got one, well I have three, but it always seemed like such a chore to sit down and do them. In the meantime, I wore out that old 35mm and I bought as close as I could get to it to replace it. Sad, sad results. I hated to switch brands since I had all the lenses in Minolta. I began looking at digital. Finally, on a trip to Washington DC, I needed to take pictures at a conference I was attending for work, and I broke down and bought a digital. It has one of those screens on the back, but it also has an eye to look through which I am still old fashioned enough to want.

I copied some old pictures I had. I started editing them on the computer and found that not only could I cut out the green lawn chair I might have used to place the picture on to copy it, but I could blow up the pictures and see much greater detail. I started copying a lot of the printed pictures that I had over into this format. I have over 8,000 pictures in digital now. Think about those tiny little 2x3 shots you have. I found one of my mom that I absolutely love. In it I always thought she was giving that kind of shy look that I often saw. When I blew it up she was smiling and happily looking at someone off camera. She was wearing jewelry and dressed very prettily. It just gave a whole new meaning to that picture. OK, now I have you curious, so here:

That's my dad's sister, Vera Edith Mullins Murphy, my dad, J. D. Mullins and my mom, Cora Bentley Mullins. Aunt Vera was in nursing school and my grandparents, Mom and Dad had gone down to visit her in Knoxville, Tennessee. When I had scanned a picture and blew it up, I got fuzzy pictures. When I take them with the digital I get so much detail.

Anyway, back to collecting and taking pictures. I decided that I wanted to retake some of the pictures that I had collected. I was in Millstone last October. I went to Uncle Joe to see if I could go thru his pictures. He said that he had given all the pictures to Kris, but he did have a few that he had come across. He said it was taken when he was working a mine that Uncle Willie owned. I forgot to ask him if he remembered who took the pictures.

I went online to the University of Kentucky's site called the Kentucky Virtual Library. I went through 50,000 pictures there and downloaded about 700 of them. A very few were actually family members, but the majority were places and things that I wanted my grandkids to be able to see. A good number of them had to do with mining and came from the Consolidated Coal Company's collection of pictures taken at Jenkins. I lost them all when my computer crashed in November. I had made copies on CD and given them out to family at our Mullins Reunion, but I haven't borrowed anyone's copy back yet to replace my own loss.

These are the pictures of Uncle Joe in the mines and are much better than any that were in the Kentucky Virtual Library:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Willis Kirk Collier

On April 22, 1859 Willis Kirk Collier was born.

The oldest Collier I have traced back is to Isaac and Mary Gaines Collier.

Their son, Michael married an Elizabeth.

Their son, Daniel lived between 1764 and 1835. He died in Adams County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Prather who was born in Maryland and also died in Ohio.

Thier son, Richard Collier was born in Virginia in 1789 and died in Millstone in 1842. His wife was Mary Caudill the daughter of Matthew S. Caudill and Sarah H. Webb. This couple is my G-G-G-G grandparents. Their daughter and Mary's sister was Susannah Caudill who married Joseph Hampton.

Richard and Mary Caudill Collier had five children: Elizabeth, Stephen, William Dee, Samuel P and Sarah.

William Dee "Willie" Collier married Rebecca Meade. They had nine children: William David, Mary Matilda, Robert, Willis Kirk, Elizabeth, Sarah, Wilburn, James Madison and Samuel Pee.

Willis Kirk Collier mar

Bentleys & Passes & Coles! OH MY!

We didn't have to have too many folks together before it seemed like a party to me. I love this picture of my grandparents because my grandmother is actually smiling. It seems like she must have had a good time at this get-to-gether.

I have been told that this was taken at Poppy and Granny's home. I do not believe it. That is not her couch or her lamp or her curtains. I was guessing Aunt Wilma's. Maybe Judy or Bobby Joe can tell for sure whether it was at their home. I don't remember their home being this way. I figured maybe Aunt Wilma's because I don't ever remember being there to have anything to compare to. Her home to me was in Charlestown, Indiana at 1295 Market Street. I always remember that address because she would say, "My address is easy. It's 1295 Market Street. It's a bargain." Let me know if you know for sure. But those of you that say it is at Granny's, I already don't believe you.


  • Back Row: Jimmy Pass and Joe Bentley.
  • Seated on the couch: Otho Bentley, Nancy Hall Bentley, Lake Bentley Pass & Berry Pass holding Becky Pass.
  • Front Row: Wilma Bentley Cole (she told me she crossed through her eyes), Alma Bentley holding Kris Bentley, Judy Pass Robinson, and Bobby Joe Pass.

For those of you not part of the family or on the Mullins side this is my Grandparents and three of their children's families:

  1. Daughter Wilma who married Jimmy Cole and probably is the one who is taking this picture
  2. Son, Joe Bentley who married Alma (help me Kris, I don't remember her last name and it's in the part of the family tree notebooks that I still have in storage) Also, you look about 2 so is this maybe 1953?
  3. Daughter, Lake who married Berry Pass

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Drew Cilla

I have a story in mind about two of our Drusilla Crafts and explaining which one was married to Joe Hall. It got me to thinking about how many Drusillas there are in the family and where the name came from in the Craft family. I did a search and there are 20 Drusillas out of the 17,256 individuals that I have input into the family tree so far. Six of them are Crafts.

The earliest Craft I have in my family tree is Henry Craft. He was born in England. His son James Craft was born in North Carolina and married Sarah Hammons. His son Archelaus Craft was also born in North Carolina and married Elizabeth "Betsy" Adams.

Archelaus & Betsy had a son name James Washington Craft. He married Drusilla Hammons. She is the first Drusilla I have in the family. It is a Hammons name that has been passed down. James and Drusilla had 7 children: Archelous Columbus, Joseph B. Mahala, Sarah "Sally", Elizabeth, Benjamin and Nehemiah. Five of the seven children named a daughter Drusilla. Archelous Columbus named his first daughter Druscilla. Joseph names his second daughter for his mother. His first daughter was named Sarah after his wife's mother, Sarah Waltrip Bates who is my G-G-G grandmother. Mahala named her second daughter Drucilla. Elizabeth named her third daughter Drucilla. I don't think I have done enough work on Benjamin and Nemiah Craft. It may turn out that they had Druscillas, too.

It was custom at that time to name your children for your parents and your siblings. That's why it gets hard trying to figure out who people are when all the siblings are marrying at roughly the same time and they begin having children with the same names born at the same time or very close to each other. That's why you get all the nicknames, people going by their middle name or even a Junior when the father is another name but the child was named after an uncle who lives near to him.

Archelous Columbus Craft married Lettie Webb. They had nine children. Two of them, Nelson and Enoch Arden "Chunk" Craft both had daughters named Druscilla.

Nelson's Druscilla was born December 19, 1861. Chunk's Druscilla B. Craft was also born in December on the 4th in 1874. These girls were first cousins. On September 12, 1878 when Druscilla B. was only 4 years old, Nelson's Druscilla married Miles Mayo Adams. They had two daughters, Eliza Jane and Lettie Adams.

Chunk's Druscilla didn't marry until August 4th, 1893. She married Ison Sergent. Together they had nine children: Enoch Andrew, Sarah Elizabeth, Samuel Calvin, Benjamin Emory, Archie Columbus, William Hiram, Joseph, an unknown baby, and a month before Isom died their last child Isom Sergent, Jr.

1880 Census

Nelson's Drusilla is with Miles M Adams as follows: Miles 24 works on a farm, Drusiler 19 is keeping house and Louisa J is 9 months old born in September 1879.

They are living next door to her grandparents Arch & Letty Webb Craft. Arch & Letty's son, Wiley is listed as 24 and married, but in their household. I noticed, too, that he dies five years later so now I will be hunting to see what happened to him. A few houses down is another Druscilla Craft. This one is the daughter of Arch & Letty Craft who has married Ephraim Thomas Hammons. She is a sister to both Nelson and Chunk Craft.

Meanwhile, just down a few more houses in Chunk's household it reads: Enoch A. 38, Polly Ann 33, Rachel 12, Arch 10, Lettie 9 (our grandmother Lettie Craft who married Joe Hall), Drusilla 5, Watson G. 3 and Benjamin 7 months born in September 1879.

Since the 1890 census was destroyed by fire, we have to move 20 years ahead to 1900.

1900 Census

Nelson's Druscilla has moved to Rockhouse. Druscilla has had a second child, a girl named Letty in 1881. Neither child is living in their household in 1900. It is only Miles Adams 45 and Drewcilla 31.

The Sergents are also in Rockhouse. Isham Sergent 36 married 6 years, Drewciller 22 has had 3 children all three living, Enoch A. 4, Sarah J. 3 and Samuel C. 3 months.

Druscilla Craft Sergent's sister, Lettie Craft has married a widower, Joe Hall, and is found in the census as Joseph Hall 36, Lettie E. 28. His children by Sarah Caudill listed as: Minnie 18, Anzie 16, Isabella 14 and Alven 12. Then their children are listed as Polly A. 9, Leonard B. 8, Rachel V. 5, Enoch M. 3, and our grandmother Nancy A. 1.

Joe Hall and Lettie Craft

Miles Mayo Adams dies in 1905.

Lettie Craft Hall dies on March 27, 1905.

1910 Census

Joe Hall has married his wife's cousin, Druscilla Craft Adams, the widow of Miles Mayo Adams.

Joe Hall & Drusilla "Siller" Craft Adams

They are living in Camp Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky. It shows Joe Hall married a second time this one five years (though we know it is Joe's third marriage). Cillar is also shown in a second marriage and that she has had two children, both living. (Remember how many children Druscilla and Isom Sergent had?) Living with them are Joe's children Enoch Maylen 13, Nancy Alice 11 and Basil 8.

Lettie Craft Hall's sister, Druscilla, who married Isom Sergent is listed as: Isom Sergent 45, married 17 years, Drew Cilla 36, had six children all six living. Enoch Andrew 15, Sarah Elizabeth 13, Samuel 10, Bennie 8, Archie 5, and William 2.

We know that Joe was a marrying man. Sarah and Lettie, his first two wives, both die. But after that his wives outlive him.

1920 Census

Isom Sergent, 56 with Drusciller 46, Samuel C. 19, Benjamin 16, Archie 14, Willie 12 and Joseph 8.

Living with Chunk and Polly Ann is his sister, Druscilla Craft Hammons (Picture 1 above). Next door to Chunk and Polly is a widow, Druscilla Adams, age 58. This is Chunk's niece, the daughter of Nelson Craft.

Joe Hall has married Dianah Webb in 1916, Martha Tackett in 1918, and remarried Dianah in 1919.

The census that year was taken in January. Isom Sergent has a son, Isom born in April of that year and a month later, father Isom dies of pneumonia. Isom's widow, Druscilla Craft, daugher of Chunk & Polly Craft and sister to Lettie Craft, never remarries. In 1930 she is living next door to Chunk and Polly.

Druscilla Craft Sergent and her son, Isom.

Druscilla Craft Adams Hall remains alone, too. Though she went by the Adams name in 1920, she goes to her grave as Siller Hall.

Joe Hall did marry a relative of Lettie Craft, but it was not her sister. It was her first cousin.