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Frank Hampton and Amos Cole

[NOTE: This photo was stolen by "Find a Grave's" Bev (#46619248) and "Anonymous" and uploaded on "Find a Grave" in spite of requests for removal. Any pictures, data, or contents of this website posted anywhere on "Find a Grave" has also been stolen. See copyright notice posted below and at the bottom of every page on my website.]

In the photo above, Uncle Frank Hampton (1881 - 1964) is wearing a dark hat and sitting astride his steed on the right. Amos Cole is wearing a lighter-colored hat and a double-breasted coat. Although the location is unknown, it may be Englewood, TN about 1900. This photo is interesting because it shows a marketplace with a grassy commons. The businesses in the background have wooden steps and porches, supported by rock or brick pilings. No boardwalks are visible between the buildings.

Many, many thanks to Cousin Mary Lee Farmer for this and many other copies of old family photos! She has been a great help in finding and copying old pictures as well as getting identification for them. Also, she has surveyed numerous cemeteries, transcribed the tombstones, and shared them with us.


This site is dedicated to the memory of my mother Beulah Cline Nipper, a beautiful product of the Knobs.

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