Elisha Jackson Qualls and Sara Ellen Henderson

Elisha Jackson Qualls, was the son of David and Barbary Smith Qualls. He was born on April 9, 1840 in VA. and died on Nov 7,1901 in Carter County. Elisha's wife was Sara Ellen Henderson, the daughter of of James A. "Dews" and Rebecca Gilbert Henderson. She was born April 13, 1844 and died Dec 7, 1932. Elisha and Sara married Jan 27, 1861. The child in photo is not identified.

Submitted by: John Cooper

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This photo was on an old tin type. I believe it is my great great grandfather Elisha Qualls and Sarah Ellen Henderson with their children

James Henderson Qualls 1863-1938 in back on right
David Patton Qualls 1865-1920 in back on left
Fairlena Elizabeth Qualls 1868 -1928 my great grandmother girl in back
Sylvena Jane Qualls 1870-1942 girl in front next to mother
Moses Sanders Qualls 1876-1951 boy on fathers knee
Rebecca Susan Qualls 1877-1901 girl on fathers knee > > Cynthia Ellen Qualls 1882-1960 she is the baby on her mothers lap

The picture was taken in spring of 1882 before Aaron Earnest Qualls was born, their last child.
They had one other child, their first, Rosa Bell Qualls born in 1862 that I believed died.

This is a guess, but the ages and the resemblence to Sarah Ellen Henderson is close to other pictures of her.
This is the youngest picture of Elisha Qualls that I have seen, if this is correct.
Maybe someone can verify this!

A restored version of the previous photo.

Elisha Qualls and Sarah Ellen (Henderson) Qualls

The child may be Fairlena Elizabeth Qualls.
Fairlena was born November 1868.

Submitted by: Debra Keenum Walker

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