In 1930s & Before, 2-Elizabeth (Bess) Dodd 1885-1980, 2-Jessie Hodges Dodd 1892-1992, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 3-George William Stack 1925-, 3-Joseph Capers Hiott 1908-1939, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, 4-Julia Helen Garris 1937-2011, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), PHOTOS BY DECADE, POSTS, POSTS BY LOCATION, St. Matthews, S.C. on July 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

chickens aunt bess

chickens aunt bess BACK

(Editor’s note: We first posted this photo of Aunt Bess feeding chickens a few years ago, before we started exploring Bee / Momma / Grandma’s childhood or had heard many of the Aunt Bess stories. You can read all the comments you made back then about this photo here. As cousin Julia Helen Garris noted, Aunt Bess Dodd Hiott was a sister of Bee / Momma / Grandma’s mother, Minnie Anna Dodd Garris (Aunt Sister), and lived in St. Matthews near another sister, Aunt Jess Dodd Stack. Said Julia Helen: “Aunt Bess was lady-like, fun, loving, somewhat soft spoken, while Aunt Jess was mischievous, told dirty stories, kept a great part of St. Matthews laughing, and managed to raise 4 fine children.” One of those four children, George Stack, is on our email list! Does anybody have any idea as to where this photo would have been taken? Would it have been Round O or St. Matthews?)

  1. George Stack thinks this picture was taken in the backyard of the Hiotts in St. Matthews, probably around 1909. That’s Aunt Bess feeding the chickens and her first child, Joe Hiott, sitting on the ground. The house in the background would by Dr. Harry C. Raysor’s from the rear.

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