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This album is provided to allow descendents and researchers to share family photos. If you have a photo of a Cherokee County ancestor you would like to contribute, please email as an attachment along with the name or names of the individuals pictured, Crystal French or contact me if you are unable to scan and/or attach the photo.

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This is a photo of Jim Ute and Lilly Burns Wiggins Family. It was taken at Chambers Creek. Pictured from left are "Nan" Nancy, Jim Ute, Dixie, Lillie, Dora, and Amanda. In the back are Charlie Wiggins, Jim Ute's brother; Tiny Wiggins Kirkland, Jean Earley Thomas' grandmother holding her son Robert; and Maude Kirkland Earley, Jean's mother). The photo was contributed by Jean Earley Thomas

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REED Family

This is a photo of Jehu Reed who buried in Reed's Chapel, Kari Springer would like to have photos of Reed's Chapel Church and Cemetery and would like to know more about a place called Raven Rock and pics, if possible, and the writing on the rock, if any.She is also interested in obtaining a copy of the picture of a REED that is hanging in a library in Cherokee County. Contact her at Kari Springer if you can help.

OWLE Family Photos
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This is a rare 1960's photo of the then surviving children of Solomon Owl(e). From left to right, they are Alfred Bryan Owl(e), white shirt, William David Owl(e), holding hat; Callie Owl, married Moody; Ethel Owl(e), her sister; Martha Jane Owl(e), married Youngdeer; Edward Owl(e), white shirt between two men in red; and Dora Owl(e), married Palmer. The men in the red shirts are thought to be two of the three remaining brothers Mark, Lloyd, or Cornelius Owl(e). However, They have yet to be identified.

Thomas and Callie MOODY and Sons

This is a photo of William D. Eckard's grandmother, Callie Magdaline Owl(e), a Native American from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and her husband, Thomas Albert Moody and their sons. Callie Owl(e) was the daughter of Solomon Owl(e) and his wife, Argenetta "Nettie" (Reed).

Willam's family has a limited number of photos of their Native American family members, but we are willing to share information and thet pictures they have with others researching this family.

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Alonzo Smith was the son of John H. Smith and Mary Jane (West) Smith. This is a photo of him with his parents, of Andrews. Another photo is of John H. and Mary Jane (West) Smith. Marsha Burke of Kalispell, Montana contributed the photos. Her grandmother identified the pictures with no name as being West kin from the Andrews area. They believe Weldon is Weldon West, brother to Mary Jane and son of David West. One is of Mary Jane (West) Smith prior to her death, taken in Ventura, California. hr Marsha is interested in hearing from anyone who is researching West genealogy. Please contact Linda Miller if you would like to contact her. Almost all of the photos probably date around the mid to late 1800's.

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Do you know who these children are? The picture is from photos left by Ruby Long McMillan. Ruby was the daughter of Ethel Cheatham, daugter of William Henry and Emily McClure Cheatham. Ethel lived in Ducktown/Turtletown/Shoal Creek area in 1920. Later, she married Wilburn Coleman and moved to Athens, Tennessee. . If anyone knows who they are, please contact Linda Miller

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Do you know who these guys are? This photo is believed to one of miners working in Nantahala after a mine cave in during the 1930s. If anyone knows who they are, please contact

Andrews Council No. 159
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Do you know who these guys are? John Harve Anderson is on the top row, fourth from the right. Contributed by Winnie Painter

Cherokee County World War I Soldiers
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Cherokee County World War I soldiers photograph was contributed by Winnie Painter. See more photos contributed by Winnie Anderson Painter

Andrews Baseball Team
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This photo of the first baseball team in Andrews in 1901 was contributed by Nova West See more photos contributed by Nova West

Andrew Jackson Davis
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ANDREW JACKSON AND ELIZA DAVIS-I have many pictures dating to the early 1900s that I am using in my research on the Davis Genealogy. My mother was a Davis from Hanging Dog, Cherokee County, NC - the place of my birth. The picture above are my maternal grandparents, Andrew Jackson DAVIS and Eliza Eulalia Deweese DAVIS. The picture was taken about 1925. Andrew died in 1928 and Eliza died in 1933. Contributed by Bill Welch

Andrews Highschool Class of '31
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Class of '31-THE 1931 GRADUATING CLASS of Andrews High School (pictured above) held its 35th reunion Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Miss Meredith Whitaker in Andrews. The reunion was planned by Frank Forsyth, Mrs. Fannie B. Pulliam, Mrs. Ruth Lail Forsyth and Miss Whitaker. The 37 members of the class were contacted and all but five replied. Twenty-one members of the class and two teachers, Mrs. Z. B. Conley and Mrs. Bruce Bristol of Andrews attended. Husbands and wives also were invited. The reunion was an informal get-together. Old photographs were shown and prizes were given as follows: Man with the least hair, Glen Hamilton, Calderwood, Tennessee; man with largest number of children, Donald Patterson, Norris, Tennessee; Woman with largest number of children, Alberta Conley Anderson Topton, N. C., and woman with largest number of grand children, Ruby Carver Towe, Blairsville, Georgia. In addition to the above prize winners, the following members attended: Frank Forsyth, Ruth Lail Forsyth, Murphy, Sarah Ruth Chandler Meador, Knoxville, Tennessee; Hazel Everett Blaine, Franklin, N. C.; Ola Hamilton Williams, Calderwood, Tennessee; Miss Clemmie Lovin, Bryson City; Mrs. Vinie Lunsford Pullium, Swannanoa; Mrs. Sallie Kate Parker Palmer, Jefferson City, Tennessee; Carlyle Matheson, Miss Callie Adams, Mrs. Fannie B. Pullium, Miss Trilby Glenn, Mrs. Mary Pearl Reagan Brown, Mrs. Bonnie Rector Blevins, Mrs. Pauline Battle Wilson, Miss Jessie Truett and Miss Whitaker all of Andrews. John Ellis was the Mascot in the picture. Refreshments were served throughout the evening. [End of article] Note: Ben Tidwell Jones (top row, second from the left)Contributed by Ron Jones.

Oak Grove School, Andrews, N.C. 1918
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30's Ladies, Friends of Nolan Beaver
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30's Ladies-First young lady on the left is Norma Wilcox. The young lady in the checked blouse is Murray Martin, one of the first students of the school. She was an instructor and is accredited by the current director, Jan Davidson, with the responsible for the success of the Brasstown Carvers. Murray is about 97 years old and took up oil painting when she was 90. She is beloved by all at the school.

Norma Gregory's found this photo here and added that her mother said that Norma's aunt Norma Wilcox married Wade Mull. Norma Wilcox Mull still lives in North Carolina.

Norma Gregory is also researching Joe Gregory and his wife, Effie Anderson Gregory. They had sons Harvey, Lonzo, Marvin, Olen(her dad)and daughters Ruby, Lula, Rosymae, Idamae and two sets of twins. She is also researching Wayne Mull and his wife, Norma, They had a son, Charles and a daughter, Betty Jo(her mom). If Norma can help with any other information about the Wilcox family or if you have information about the Gregorys, Mulls or Andersons, please contact her at ngregory

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30's Friends of Nolan Beaver
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Girls of 1930's in Cherokee County-This picture was found in photos belonging to Nolan Beaver, a Brasstown Carver. His daughter Carol said that it was with a picture of her father taken at the same time as a picture of her father was made and would like to know who they are. If anyone knows who the young ladies could be, please contact Carol Rackley Contributed by Carol RackleyOther family names are BEAVER, BROWN, HARTNESS, HUGHES, BATES, QUEEN and HYATT.

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Fielden Hensley and Sons (1920s)

Pictured are Fielden Hensley and his five sons. They lived in Andrews and Fielden's grandson, Kenneth Langley believes this picture was made there. From left to right are James, Robert Matthew, George, Charley , John, the next one he believes might be John Krier owner of the store, and his great grandfather Fielden.

Wagons Ho!
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Wagon Train-Main Street, Andrews, N.C. 1908-1909

A Post Card for sale by Bruce Fisher (then) at 5 cents each or six for a quarter was used as part of a newspaper article. On the lead wagon: Jake Phillips, driver, Marvin KIMSEY, John JONES, son of Walker JONES; Tom & Jim JONES, sons of Jerry JONES and John JONES, JR., son of Yancey JONES, all kin-folks of Sam, Poke, George, Bill, Penn and Ben JONES, (brothers) now living in Andrews, 2nd Wagon: Man in white shirt, W.W. Ashe, Andrews merchant-driver unknown. On ground just behind wagon, Jim ELLIOTT, merchant and Inn Keeper, later Chief of Police. On ground at right: Mark MORROW, father of Zeb and Dr. W. C. MORROW, M.D., and grandfather of Mrs. Ty BURNETTE and Mrs. Wilma CRAWFORD. At extreme right, may be seen a huge kerosene light, suspended by a wire and pulley, for lighting the street and at left above Elliott's store & Boarding House (present site of Lay's Ten Cent Store) may be seen a tall telephone pole. The wagons were loaded with chestnut cord wood, headed for the Cherokee Tanning Extract Plant (later Teas Extract) near the RR crossing present Texaco Combine.

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