This is one of the few pictures I have of my Great Grandfather Mattie, Great Grandmother Nancy, their son Roy and Roy's two oldest girls Arlene and Clarice.
Mattie (James Madison) was born in 1855 in Graves Co. Ky. and died in 1929 in Dent Co. Mo.
His father was William Henry and his father was Joshua brother of the elusive Josiah buried in California. Both Joshua and Josiah were the sons of James Gamblin and Nelly (Noel), James being the son of Joshua Younger son of William and Susannah.
Nancy was Nancy Minerva Norris born in 1848 and died in 1930 in Dent Co. Missouri. Roy was their youngest son and brother to my grandfather Bradford. His first daughter Arlene was born in 1922 so I'm guessing she was about 5 or 6 in the picture which means it was taken shortly before Mattie died.
I have a wonderful story about Nancy and her family during the civil war - I'll post it one day.