Mystery Photos



 

In 1938, William T. Ashe owned two trawlers, Chanco and Pauline M Bolden.  Photos of their crews are shown below.  Can anyone identify any of these men?  Send answers to L. Roane Hunt.




Chanco Crew
Back row from left, John A. Rollins, Ernest Stanley Belvin, Sr.,  James Fisher Shackelford,
Front row from left, Hannibal Lathern "Hammie" Shackelford, Alton Jones Brown, Henry C. Rollins

John A. Rollins, s/o John W. & Annie L. Rollins, m. Mary E.
Ernest Stanley Belvin, Sr., s/o Edward Hill & Susan Elizabeth Hall Belvin, m. Martha Ellen Hogge
James Fisher Shackelford, s/o George Washington & Rachel Elizabeth Brown Shackelford, m. Flossie Estelle King
Hannibal Lathern "Hammie" Shackelford, s/o George Washington & Rachel Elizabeth Brown Shackelford, m. A. Christine Heywood
Alton Jones Brown, s/o William Henry & Martha Ellen Thomas Brown, m. Lela Elizabeth Thomas
Capt. Henry C. Rollins, s/o John W. & Annie L. Rollins, m. Elizabeth L.
 




Pauline M Bolden
Back row from left, William R. Rowe, Robert Edward "Hot-Tossie" Shackelford, Adrian Floyd Rowe, Hubert Benjamin Rowe,
Front row from left, William Douglas Shackelford, Ed? Burrell, cook,
Samuel Jones Belvin

William R. Rowe, s/o Peter J. & Fannie Lillian Anderson Rowe
Robert Edward Shackelford, s/o William Douglas & Beulah May Hall Shackelford, m. Emily E. Garrett
Capt. Adrian Floyd Rowe, s/o Peter J. & Fannie Lillian Anderson Rowe, m. Mildred Mary Oliver
Hubert Benjamin Rowe, s/o Peter J. & Fannie Lillian Anderson Rowe, m. Phyliss Diggs
William Douglas Shackelford, s/o James Edward & Lucy Jane "Loulie" Robbins Shackelford, m1. Beulah May Hall, m2. Virginia Lucille Williams
Ed? Burrell, cook
Samuel Jones Belvin, s/o James Thomas, Sr., & Emiline Hall Belvin, m1. Ruth Elaine West, m2. Mamie Elizabeth Tillage
 




Is this a portrait of Edwin Broaddus (1801-1881)?

This portrait belongs to the family of Willie Broaddus, long time resident on Lewis Ave, Gloucester Courthouse.  It is 16 X20 inches cloth on a 3/4-inch thick wood frame.  Willie's daughters said it had been their attic for many years. 

My theory is that this is the missing portrait of Edwin Broaddus, Old Court Member, that hung in the old court house when all of the portraits were removed and placed in large albums.  Unlike the other portraits, it was too bulky since it was tacked to the wood frame.  I suppose the authorities called the Broaddus & Hall Store and asked Willie if he wanted the "ugly" portrait.  Willie was a great-grandson of Edwin Broaddus and lived  and worked in the courthouse area.  Ellis Hall, Willie's partner, may recall such a phone call. 

Please contact Roane Hunt if you have any information about this mystery.