Submitted by Joe M. Dorris
E. A. Dorris (1827 - 1913) was the owner of the mill at Shackle Island. This photo was taken shortly before his death in 1913. He is buried at the Beech Cemetery next to his wife, Mary C. Elizer (marriage date taken from the Sumner County Marriage Index - 12 Apr 1860). They are listed on the 1860 Sumner County Census Record, E. A. Dorris, age 33 and Mary C., age 17. Two children are also buried nearby, Sumner Lee Dorris (son, 15 Dec 1875 - 31 Mar 1897) and M. Decimo Dorris (daughter, 15 Dec 1886 - 6 Aug 1887).