School group that I believe was made in Bowie Co.
circa 1900-1905. The only person I can identify is my grandmother, Mary
Elizabeth Barton (b. 1886). She moved from GA to Bowie Co. as a child (I'm
not sure exactly what year) with her parents James Garvin Barton and
Angeline (Annie) Hawkins Blackston Barton. My grandmother lived in Bowie
Co. until approximately 1913, when she, her husband James Ervin Smith, their
infant daughter (my mother), and my Barton greatgrandparents left for
Tennessee. I am unable to identify anyone else in the picture, and don't
know the name of the school where it was taken. I do know my grandmother
taught school in Bowie Co. (possibly in the Maud community) for a time
before her marriage, but I believe that she is still student in this
picture since she is standing in the back row with some other young women of
a like age.