This wonderful old photo was taken in 1903 from a gathering of related families in the Packsaddle Community of Scott County.
The top row of men, left to right, are listed as: ? Whitmar, Newton MacDaniel, John Pool, Sam Metcalf, and Columbus Edward Smith. The women on the bottom row are listed as: Dora Graves Pool (wife of John above), Aunt Becky Whitmar, Nancy Jane Tidmore Pool Doyle (mother of John above), “Grandma” MacDaniel (mother of Newton above), and Minerva Jane Pool Smith (wife of Edward above). In the center of the photo is the son of John Pool, George.
You will notice the gun belt and pistol on the waist of Columbus Edward Smith. Edward was the law in the Packsaddle Community at the time.