My uncle, Samuel Feemster Riley, is pictured happily posing on a wicker verandah chair shaded from the hot Mississippi sun with a white parasol, at the old family homeplace, New Chapel Farm. Born on May 26, 1890, he was the son of John Thomas Riley and Amelia L. Rankin. He was the grandson of John Thomas Riley (born 1808 in South Carolina, married Elizabeth Williams) and Ethelbert Rankin (born 1824 in South Carolina, married Mary Jane Cason). Both his maternal and paternal grandparents came to Itawamba County, Mississippi from South Carolina during the 1830’s settling in the southwestern part of the county near the Monroe County line establishing farms along Shoaf and English creeks.
This post is a part of the Seventh Edition (Oh, Baby!) of Smile for the Camera – a Carnival of Images, hosted by footnoteMaven at Shades of the Departed.