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.
Back row from left, John A. Rollins, Ernest Stanley Belvin,
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
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
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
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
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
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.