The Reverend Jacob Brinton Smith, DD Was Born March 1, 1822. He Was Ordained Deacon on December 25, 1845 by The Right Reverend Bosworth Smith, Bishop of Kentucky, Who Was Presiding Bishop From 1865 to 1884. In 1867, The Reverend J. Brinton Smith...
Mills; Pre-Civil War; Industrial History; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
This is a view of Fleets Hill in 1883, as seen from Petersburg across the Appomattox River. This picture shows some of the many mills operating from water power along the Appomattox in Ettrick and Petersburg from the mid-1840s through the 1890s.
Thomas Rutling was born in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1854. His father and brother were sold away from him before he was two years old. He stated on the plantation until 1865, when he moved to Nashville and soon after went to Fisk.
Washington Family From Left to Right: Booker T. Washington, Jr (1887 - 1945); Mrs. Margaret Murray Washington (1865 - 1925); Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915); Portia Marshall Washington (1883 - ); Ernest Davidson Washington (1889 - 1938).
School Teacher; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
William Henry Johnson is shown in this 1889 wedding photograph with Mrs. Nannie Brewer Johnson. William Henry Johnson was the son of Henry Johnson, who had been born a slave on the old Fleet Plantation site. Mrs. Nannie Brewer Johnson was also...