Floyd County Photo Album

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Picture had to be taken around 1939 because Sambo was killed in sept, 1939, the man is Sambo Nelson, his Wife Jane DeRossett Nelson, Ruth Nelson Howard, and Geraldine Nelson Hager, My Mother,

Submitted by Judy Hager Stambaugh

Sambo Nelson & Jane Grace Derossett Nelson  Sambo was the one shot of four at the Cannel Caol Gap, shooting, They were both from Prestonsburg, Ky. Those that died that night were Sambo Nelson, age 50, propretor of the beer joint, Fred Adams, 65 deputy sheriff. Willie Fannin 25, this was the man that started the Gun battle, his younger brother which died also was Hobart Fannin age 22. my grandmother was also shot in the arm. Fannin came there looking for a Sammons man, that had arrested him for something previously and Fannin held a grudge for this man. this was in the Floyd county times and Paintsville Hearld, Paintsville Hearld was 9-21- 21, 1939.

 Submitted by Judy Stambaugh

Samuel George Rice & Lucredia Boyd b:24 Apr 1878 d:19 Mar 1945 s/o Moses F. Rice & Sarah Sturgill  Lucredia Boyd b:24 Mar 1894 d:11 Mar 1987 d/o Linney Boyd & Mary Moles 

Submitted by Charles Rice

Standing: Samuel Rice, Sallie Jane Sturgill Rice, Simeon Rice, Patience Compton, Nanny Rice (d/o Andrew J. Rice), Alonzo Rice Sitting: Elmer William
Rice (baby)
, Adrian Rice (baby), Moses Rice, Sarah Sturgill Rice Taken about 1902 at Banner in front of the home of Moses & Sarah Rice.  This house was later the
home of Elmer & Nicy Conn Rice and is still at Banner.

   Submitted by Charles Rice

Sarah Elizabeth Bays, Granddaughter of Terry and Mattie Triplett of Garrett 


Boy in wagon is Toby Osborne the s/o Mathias (Mack Osborne).  Man standing by wagon is another son, Granville B. Osborne.  Granville was married to Julia B. Haywood, shown standing next to him.  Standing next to Julia B. is her mother, Sara Jane Baldridge Haywood.  She is holding her granddaughter, Osie Osborne who later married Jeff Herald.  Osie was the mother of Edgar Herald of Langley & Juanita Clifton of Dwale.  Mack also had 4 other children not in the picture (Fleming, Biddy, Dora, & Dona).  2 unidentified granddaughters are shown on the right.  The man on the horse by the wagon is Robert M. Haywood, Julia's father.  In the extreme rear is Mathias C. Osborne & his wife, Catherine (Kate) Price Osborne, who came to Floyd County from Ashe County, NC in 1872 in a covered wagon.  This photograph was taken in 1896 on Spurlock Fork of Middle Creek. 

Submitted by Charles Rice

Sarah Jane Case Was born June 1885 Floyd Co., Ky. Father; Emory Case. Mother Dorcas Patton.  Marriage;1900 Floyd Co, Ky. Spouse ; Henry Ross Keathley, born about1882 Floyd Co, Ky. Children; Emery R Keathley, Goldie V Keathley, John T. Keathley, Virgie Lee Keathley, Ursella V. Keathley. Anna Alvie Keathley Virgie M. Keathley. Ocie E, Keathley.

  Submitted by Carrie Stanley Thomas, Sarah Janes Great Granddaughter.


Sarah Jane Case-Keathley Born June 1885 Floyd Co Ky. Great granddaughter Carrie Stanley born April 5 1956 twin of Barry Stanley. Mother; Bernice Keathley. Father; Bobby Gene Stanley.
This picture taken Easter Week 1976.