I hope someone in Scott County recognizes this family. I don’t seem to be able to connect with anyone who might have information.
This is a picture of Abidja “Bige” Clinton Hammonds. I was told the large gentleman with him is his uncle Harvey Gilliam. Would like to know if this is Harvey Gilliam or one of “Bige’s” other uncles. “Bige” died at age 22 leaving a wife and 14 month old son. His mother was Louisa (Louisiana) Gilliam daughter of Elizabeth D. Carter and Jesse L. Gilliam. His father was Marion L. Hammonds, son of Nancy Williams and Anderson Hammonds.
“Bige” was born in 1886. The 1890 census was burned and he died July 4th, 1908, therefore, he appears in only one census, the 1900 census when he is living with a member of the Gilliam family.
The picture has J. S. Osburn, Artist – Blackwater, Va., Written on the bottom.
Thank you for publishing all these old pictures. They are really a joy to see.
Sue Hammonds Swain