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Pa holding our Dad, Edward in Hawkinsville, GA

Pa holding our Dad, Edward in Hawkinsville, GA

Granny sewed for a living when her husband-Jeff Shackelford died leaving her with 4 children.  She also sewed for a widower named Jesse Hughes who had 9 children.  They married, a few years later they had our Dad-(Edward).    It was always so quiet at Granny's, she always had the doors and windows open in the summer.  You could hear the birds and the chickens outside.  To this day whenever I hear certain birds, my  mind goes immediately back to Granny's.

Granny sewed for a living when her husband-Jeff Shackelford died leaving her with 4 children. She also sewed for a widower named Jesse Hughes who had 9 children. They married, a few years later they had our Dad-(Edward). It was always so quiet at Granny's, she always had the doors and windows open in the summer. You could hear the birds and the chickens outside. To this day whenever I hear certain birds, my mind goes immediately back to Granny's.

Granny's Mother, Harriett Louisa Sullivan Ross, born 4-9-1858 in Union County, GA

Granny's Mother, Harriett Louisa Sullivan Ross, born in Union County, GA

Granny's brother Joe Ross and wife Flora Campbell.

Granny's brother Joe Ross and wife Flora Campbell.

Granny's brother Grady was 6'4" tall, and was the only other sibling that was "easy going" like Granny.  Nellie's daughter Helen said, her Mother sure wasn't.

Granny's brother Grady was tall, and was the only other sibling that was "easy going" like Granny. Nellie's daughter Helen said, her Mother sure wasn't.

Granny's brother Jesse Victor Ross, born 12-11-1880 in Union County, GA, died 11-26-1964 in Bonifay, Florida.

Granny's brother Jesse Victor Ross, born in Union County, GA, died in Bonifay, Florida.

Top is drawing of the "Old Home Place of Abraham & Martha Ross" Granny's grandparents.  Bottom is, left to right, Nellie Ross Brooks, Granny's sister, Irene Ross, Granny's brother Charley's wife, and Granny visiting the Ross house in the 1930's.

Top is drawing of the "Old Home Place of Abraham & Martha Ross" Granny's grandparents. Bottom is, left to right, Nellie Ross Brooks, Granny's sister, Irene Ross, Granny's brother Charley's wife, and Granny visiting the Ross house in the 1930's.

Left to right Nellie Ross Brooks-Granny's sister,  Irene Ross-Granny's brother Charley's wife, and Granny in Blairsville at the old house where she was raised.

Left to right Nellie Ross Brooks-Granny's sister, Irene Ross-Granny's brother Charley's wife, and Granny in Blairsville at the old house where she was raised.

Janice & Linda on Granny & Pa's front porch.

Janice & Linda on Granny & Pa's front porch.

Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Shackelford born 12-19-1877 in Wintersville, GA, died 8-11-1921, in Blue Ridge, GA.  He was a widower with a 3 year old son Harry, born in 1907. Granny's second husband and the father of 4 of her children, Steven Ross, Annell, Clyde, & Gladys. He was 6'7" tall and slender with dark blue eyes, with a dry wit, like his son Ross. He was having a Bible devotion time with Granny & their children around the bed & he fell over with a heart attack & died.

Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Shackelford born 12-19-1877 in Wintersville, GA, died 8-11-1921, in Blue Ridge, GA. He was a widower with a 3 year old son Harry, born in 1907. Granny's second husband and the father of 4 of her children, Steven Ross, Annell, Clyde, & Gladys. He was 6'7" tall and slender with dark blue eyes, with a dry wit, like his son Ross. He was having a Bible devotion time with Granny & their children around the bed & he fell over with a heart attack & died.

Granny, Georgia Ann Ross, born 5-2-1888 in Young Harris, Union County, GA, died 12-2-1965 in Thomasville, GA of a stroke.

Granny, Georgia Ann Ross, born 5-2-1888 in Young Harris, Union County, GA, died 12-2-1965 in Thomasville, GA of a stroke.

Granny's first husband James Andrews Reid, he was a 39 year old widower, he had 5 children with his first wife Elizabeth.  I guess his family took the children when she died, because they weren't with him when he & Georgia (Granny) married on 12-31-1905 when she was 17.  They didn't have any children together.  He died of Tuberculosis on 9-4-1909.

Granny's first husband James Andrews Reid, he was a 39 year old widower, he had 5 children with his first wife Elizabeth. I guess his family took the children when she died, because they weren't with him when he & Georgia (Granny) married on 12-31-1905 when she was 17. They didn't have any children together. He died of Tuberculosis on 9-4-1909.

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