This house is down Old Garden Creek Road in an area known to the locals as Low Bottom. It belonged to Sands Hudgins and his wife Emory Ann Elizabeth White. Both are buried on the property somewhere behind the house.
This family photograph was published in the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal in the mid 1950's.
First row left to right Joe Diggs, Anthony Hudgins, Jack Diggs, Grayson Diggs, Willie Vreeland, Butts Sadler, Dewey Diggs, Elwood Brooks, Calvin Johnson, Hubert Diggs, Alvah Hudgins, Maywood Hudgins.
Second Row: Louise Diggs Bradshaw, Clara Diggs Carmine, Janie Delle Callis Hudgins,Ercille Bashkis Hudgins, Oletha Hudgins Preston, Evelyn Lelly Payne, Hattie Hudgins Downs, Todlie Hudgins Callis, Minnie Hudgins Forrest, Mattie Hudgins Sadler.
Third Row: Leona Hudgins Hall, Eunice Brooks, Carrie Mitchem Hudgins, Danda Diggs Hunt, Viona Mitchem Hudgins, Irene Brooks, Jim Stewart, Myrtle Hudgins, Jennie Hudgins Davis, Mattie Hudgins, Carrie Diggs Brownley, Lessie Asktins, Fannie Gray Hudgins, Georgia Hudgins Osborne, Ida Belle Hudgins Diggs, Pocohantas Hudgins.
Fourth Row: Leonard Minter, Clifford Hudgins, Kate Hudgins Ambrose, Rosser Hudgins, Lillian Diggs Brooks, Lessie Pugh (teacher), Estelle Diggs (teacher), Lizzie Hudgins Callis, Clara Stewart Brooks, Ostenia Hudgins Diggs, Nannie Diggs Brooks, Mary Lizzie Minter Rollins, Charlie Kit Diggs, Irvin Hudgins.
This photograph belonged to Sarah Thomas Hudgins (1889-1974) of Mathews County. She loaned this photograph to the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal for publication at some point in time. Lucky for us she wrote the names of all the people in the picture down and left it taped to the photo for that publication.
Center front sitting on the ground: Curtis Diggs. First Row Seated left to right: Alice Borum, Elmer Diggs, Nancy Borum, Leone Coleman (teacher), Eunice Borum, Sarah Thomas (Jay's great grandmother), Harvey Brooks, Susie Tatterson. Second Row Standing: Joicy Smith, Ernest Harrison, Ruby West, Lawrence Owens, Henry Tatterson, George Enos Brooks, Ellen Borum, Ruth West.