Here is a picture of my great-grandmother, Annie Brownlow with some friends in 1867.
Annie is the one in the middle. I had trouble reading the name of the girl on the left, but the girl on the right is Anne Mary Maynard. When I Googled her, I got a headstone. Anne Mary’s dates are shown as 1856-1936. You will notice on the picture back that there is a notation of “Mrs. Kidder,” so I am confident this is right person.
The girl on the left is Evelyn Mabry (1856-1953). And boy, is her family INTERESTING!!
Her father was Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr. He was a successful land and railroad speculator. He was also a great supporter of the Confederacy. However, he was one of the few Confederates that lobbied against hanging my great-great-grandfather, William Gannaway Brownlow, as a traitor to the Confederacy. After the war, he also made nice with the Unionists and was able to continue his business dealings. In the early 1880s, Mabry and his sons were all involved in various shot-outs, reminiscent of the wild west, on the streets of Knoxville and all three of them and the people they were shooting at, ended up dead.
The house Evelyn grew up in and lived in during her marriage is now on the US Register of Historic Places, and is known as the Mabry-Hazen House. She married Rush Strong Hazen, a wealthy Knoxville businessman. Their daughter, Evelyn, never married but was engaged. When the man broke off the engagement after 15 years, Evelyn brought suit for breach of promise. She won, but never received the money.