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Sylvester J. Altom

and Family


Sylvester J. Altom son of David Crockett and Sarah Jane (Shipman) Altom
was born 29 Sep 1866 died 23 Jan 1946. He married Isabella Derryberry
who was born 1869-1926 and buried at Parkers Crossroads, d/o Eli and Carolyn
(Autrey) Derryberry. Brenda Fiddler has this photo on her website
called Yesterdays Tennessee. The photo was contributed by Hurchel Cary
but none of the people were identified in the photo. This photo is
"The Sylvester and Isabell Altom Family" identified now by William Altom
of Nashville. First Row: Sylvester, Levie, Neva, Viuna and Homer. Second Row
is Eugenie, Isabell and Odie. The photograph shows a typical scene of life
in the area. The log cabin is of the earliest style in "dogtrot" fashion.
The porchs were spacious and most of the hard work in the cabin
 would have been done on the porch. It is open on both end
so there was always a breeze (most days). Sylvester and
Isabell had a total of eight children. Vester and William Taft
had not been born yet at the time of this picture.





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