- Children of Thomas & Linda Markham 1995 (26 KB)
A picture of the Children of Tom & Linda Markham.
- Lucille Virginia Leslie Graduates as Nurse 1940 (40 KB)
Lucille Leslie at her Graduation from Nurses Training 1940.
- Captin William Austin Hardy 1789 - 1878 (21 KB)
Captin William Austin Hardy was my GGGgrandfather
- Allen Markham at Princeton, Fl. C. 1932 (54 KB)
Som of Walter A. Markham and Bessie L. Lowry, at Princeton, Fl.
- Markham Brothers Okeechobee, During WW II (88 KB)
Markham Bros & Co. Okeechobee, in 1942 during the Second World War.
- Elizabeth Markham (31 KB)
Elizabeth Markham, daughter of Walter & Bessie Markham
- 1899 Baptism in"Big Branch" Lowry, Virginia (131 KB)
Timber Ridge Baptist Church having Baptism in "Big Branch", Lowry, Va.
- Clarence Walton Leslie Family 1905 Lowry, Va. (44 KB)
Clarence Walton and May Belle Markham Leslie With their children in 1905
- People's National Bank, Bedford, Virginia 1930 (68 KB)
The People's Bank Location, in Bedford, Virginia, is now the Central City Park.
- George Jones Markham Farm at Lowry, Virginia. (44 KB)
This is an aerial view of The George Jones Markham Farm
- Old Covered Bridge was once on Route 297 (64 KB)
Route 297 was changed to US 460 in the 1980's, a four land highway.
- Elizabeth Markham ar Dinner Key PAA Base 1937 (63 KB)
The Pan American Airways Clipper Ships would go and come at Dinner Key.
- Wedding Picture of Frances & Paul Frinzel (14 KB)
This is the Wedding Picture of Frances & Paul Frinzel, December 21, 1933,
- Getting Ready to Plant in Bedford County 1920 (69 KB)
This farmer is readying his land in order to plant his crop.
- Old Bedford County Courthouse 1834 - 1930 (64 KB)
This two story building seved as the County Court House 1834-1930.
- Mrs. C.R. Ashley and her son Charles Robert Ashley (20 KB)
Charles Robert Ashley with his mother Tryphosia Ann Tingen Ashley.
- Hereford Cattle at "Oak Hill" W. A. Markham Farm (48 KB)
These cattle are located at "Oak Hill" The W. A. Markham Farm.
- George Washington Lee 1833-1901 (39 KB)
George Washington Lee was Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1833.
- MARKHAM COAT of ARMS (59 KB)
These Coats of Arms were designed and given by the King to Outstanding Knights.
- Type of Roads on Walters first Trip to Florida (44 KB)
This is the type of roads that Walter Markham had to use on his first trip to Florida in 1924, when he set up his first tomato cannery in Princeton, Florida
- Louise Leslie (33 KB)
Louise Leslie was my second cousin,and a very good friend. I visited her in Washington, D. C. many times. She lived there and worked for the Navy Department. When she retired she moved back to Bedford, Virginia.
- My Family on Empire State Bldg. NYC (92 KB)
This is a photo of my Father and Mother and my Brother and I on top of the Empire State Building, on our first trip to NYC in 1946.
- Tom & Linda Markham (16 KB)
Tom & Linda Markham
- Jesse E. Markham (34 KB)
Jesse E. Markham was my second Great-Grandfather. He lived on Jennings Creek in Botetourt County, Virginia.
- Allen Markham with Grandparents in 1913. (62 KB)
Allen Markham with Jane C.Lee Markham and B. R. Markham at their home.
- Cemetery Cleanup Crew Middle Creek 1999 (65 KB)
The Crew that cleaned The John Markham Cemetery on Middle Creek, 1999.
- Walter Markham's First Cannery at Princeton, Fl (53 KB)
This is Walter Markham's First Cannery at Princeton, Fl,- Circa 1924.
- Cemetery Cleanup Crew Starting at Bedford, 1999 (42 KB)
Crew of Markham's and Relatives from the Bedford Side of The Peaks.
- Walter Markham with His Men at Princeton Canney (50 KB)
These are some of the Virginia Boys that worked at the Princeton Cannery.
- Sally Fuqua Lowry and Jackie Cooper's Father 1932 (35 KB)
Sally Fuqua Lowry was a cousin of Jackie Cooper,s Father.
- Tomato Peelers with Walter at Princeton Cannery (44 KB)
Some of the Local Women that Worked at The Princeton Tomato Cannery.
- Grave of Jesse Solomon Markham 1840 - 1917 (56 KB)
The Grave of Jesse Solomon Markham At Cemetery on Jennings Creek.
- Walter A. Markham's Home at Lowry Virginia 1924 (52 KB)
This is a picture of Walter A. Markham's Home at Lowry, Virginia.
- Sally Fuqua Lowry with Elizabeth Markham C. 1924 (54 KB)
Sally Fuqua Lowry was the Grandmother of Elizabeth Markham.
- Boys from Virginia on Miami Beach 1937 (45 KB)
These are the boys that worked in Walter Markhsm's Tomato Cannery at Princeton
- Roscoe Lowry Markham 1913 - 1969 (18 KB)
Roscoe was the son of Walter A. Markham and Bessie Lillian Lowry.
- Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, White Post, Va. (31 KB)
Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, White Post, Va. George Washington Lee's Church
- Catherine Lowry Payne & Bessie Lowry Markham (34 KB)
Catherine Payne and Bessie Markham with Fish Catch 1948.
- Grave of George Washington Lee and his Wife (58 KB)
Grave of George Washington Lee and his wife Caroline Virginia Copp
- Bessie L. Lowry and Walter A. Markham C. 1908 (28 KB)
Bessie Lowry and Walter Markham grew up in the same neighborhood.
- First Year at Okeechobee Florida Cannery 1937-38 (105 KB)
Markham Brothers First Year in Okeechobee, Fl. at Their New Cannery 1938.
- Bessie & Walter Markham with their son Allen 1911 (34 KB)
Bessie and Walter Markham had gone to Ohio, soon after they were married.
- Walter Markham & Tom Pane with Fish Catch 1948 (26 KB)
Walter A. Markham & Tom Pane with Fish Catch from Walter's New Lake in 1948.
- Roscoe & Walter Markham at Hileah Race Track 1936 (26 KB)
Roscoe & Walter take the weekend off to Go To The Races at Hileah.
- John Marshall Markham Cemetery off Middle Creek (105 KB)
This Cemetery is to the left and above middle Creek.
- J.D.Lowry Family with In-Laws and Children C. 1922 (59 KB)
J.D.& Sally Lowry with daughters Bessie,
Margaret, Catherine, and Lucille.
- Allen & Roscoe Markham with their Cat Toby 1919. (43 KB)
This picture was taken in Walter Markham's Barn Yard
- George & Simp Markham with Louise Leslie C. 1946 (62 KB)
Louise Leslie was one of Uncle George Markham's favorite nieces,
- Perla Shakespeare Markham with her Family 1920 (32 KB)
This picture was taken of Perla S. Markham and her Family.
- James, Perla, and George Markham C. 1911 (47 KB)
Richard Markham and his wife Perla, with George Jones Markham
- Walter A. Markham's Home, Princeton, Florida 1948 (19 KB)
This a Frontal View of Walter Markham's Home at Princeton, Florida in 1948.
This was the home where Walter,Bessie, and their childern lived during the winter months, when they were canning Tomatoes in Florida. It was built in 1924,, out of Dade County Heart Pine, and is still standing today, even after several Severe Hurricanes have passed through during this time. Many of my fondest memories are of this place.
- Grave of Thomas Newell Lee 1824 - 1901 (90 KB)
Thomas Newell Lee was the son of John Calhoun Lee and Catherine Newell.
- Grave of Walter A. Markham, Sr. 1885-1949 (42 KB)
The Grave of Walter A. Markham Sr. Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery
- My Lee Cousins, Donna, Gordon, and Margaret Lee (86 KB)
These Lee Cousins are the Children of Thomas Clark Lee and Offlenia Ross.
- Joseph Pherrell Tingen, 1839 - 1925 (11 KB)
Joseph Pherrell Tingen Born Person County, NC, 1839, Wrote, "Sweet Bye & Bye"
- Elizabeth Markham at Princeton, Fl C. 1946 (54 KB)
Elizabeth is sitting on her brother Roscoe Markham's New Cadallic Automobile.
- Tom & Linda Markham at Bahama's Convention 1968 (32 KB)
Tom Markham was Elected President of Fla. Vegetable Canners Assn. 1968
- Fuqua Sisters Sally and Blanch C. 1924 (88 KB)
Sally Fuqua Lowry and Blanch Fuqua Kincanon, taken at Roanoke, Va. in 1924.
- Thomas A. Markham, Elected President FVCA , 1968 (47 KB)
Tom Markham was Elected President at FVCA Convention, Freeport Grand Bahama
- Markham Family Picnic at The Peaks of Otter 1954. (76 KB)
This is the Markham Family and guest on a family picnic at The "Peaks of Otter".
- After Church at Big Daddy Markham's 1941 (45 KB)
After Church at Walter A. Markham's in 1941.
- Tommy Markham School Days 1949 (26 KB)
Tommy Markham attended The Okeechobee, Florida Public Schools.
- Hotel Mons at the foot of the "The Peaks of Otter" (91 KB)
Hotel Mons was located at the foot of "The Peaks of Otter"
- Tommy and Linda Markham with Their Twins. 1957 (53 KB)
Tommy Markham Jr. and Mary Lucille Markham were born July 24, 1957
- Mary Ashley Markham's Obituary July 24, 1952 (69 KB)
My Mother Mary Tom Ashley Died at Richmond, Virginia, July 22,1952.
- Family Picnic at "The Peaks of Otter" 1955 (48 KB)
This is a Family Picnic at the "Peaks of Otter" summer of 1955.
- Tom & Catherine Payne and Bessie Markham 1948 (51 KB)
Tom & Catherine Payne with Bessie Markham at Markham's Lake in 1948.
- Grave of Mary Tom Ashley 1910 - 1952 (40 KB)
This is the grave of Mary Tom Ashley, Wife of W. Allen Markham
- The Home Where I Grew-Up Okeechobee, Fl (63 KB)
This is where I grew up in Okeechobee, Florida. and lived here from 1940-1953
- Markham Bros. & Co, Okeechobee, Fl 1941 (35 KB)
Frontal View of Markham Bros. & Co. Cannery in Okeechobee, Fl. 1941
- Cloey Purcell and Ellie Watts Markham Thielbold (52 KB)
Aunt Ellie and her grandaughter Cloey. They lived in Orlando, Fl
- May Belle Markham wife of C. W. Leslie C. 1900 (25 KB)
This is a picture of May Belle Markham Leslie, C. 1900
- Allen Markham at his Office in Okeechobee, 1964 (35 KB)
Allen and Roacoe owners of Markham Bros. & Co., Main Office Okeechobee, Fl
- Canning Tomatoes Okeechobee, Fl C. 1950 (53 KB)
Picture of Tomato Washer at the Okeechobee, Fl Tomato Cannery. C.1950
- Happy 75th Birthday Daddy, 1986 (34 KB)
Allen Markham with his children on his 75th Birthday.
- Cooking Tomatoes Markham Bros. Okeechobee 1950 (44 KB)
Retort Area where Tomatoes and Beans were Cooked in the Can.
- Christmast at Home on Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, Fl (58 KB)
Christmast where I grew up on Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 1955.
- Getting Ready to Go to The Orange Bowl 1955 (39 KB)
The Orange Bowl at Miami, Fl, was a Yearly Event with The Markhams.
- Bean Line Markham Bros.& Co. Okeechobee, Fl 1950 (55 KB)
Green Bean Snipper Line at Markham Bros.& Co., Okeechobee, Fl, 1950
- Nelson Lowry/Coffey Store & Post Office Lowry, Va. (47 KB)
Mrs.A. R. Coffey operates this store still, She is now 93 and going strong.
- Bean Can Filler Line Markham Bros. Okeechobee 1950 (56 KB)
Picture of Green Bean Filler Line at Markham Bros. Okeechobee, in 1950
- High Speed Labeling Markham Bros. Okeechobee 1950 (53 KB)
This is a High Speed Labeling Machine on Automatic Cooker Tomato Line.
- Lowry , Virginia and the Over-Head Railroad Bridge (41 KB)
Leaving Lowry, Virginia headed toward GJ & WA Markham's Homes.
- Hand Feed Labeling Crew, Markham Bros.& Co. 1950 (47 KB)
This crew is hand feeding labeling machine at Markham Bros. Okeechobee, in 1950
- Byrne's Store, Lowry Virginia (38 KB)
1n 1880 Lawrence Byrne opened Liberty Distiller and Liquor Establishment.
- Automatic Casing Machine, Markham Bros. & Co. 1950 (49 KB)
After the can goods are labled they go into a automatic casing machine.
- Lowry, Va. Looking toward Timber Ridge Church. (33 KB)
Lowry, Virginia, a village situated about five miles east of Bedford.
- Loading Boxcar at, Markham Bros. & Co. 1950 (29 KB)
Hyster Lift Truck Loading Pallets of can goods on Boxcar.
- Map of Lowry Virginia, (47 KB)
Map of Lowry,Va. Showing Home Locations, and Road Rout Numbers.
- North Bridge Street, Old Bedford City, Va. C. 1920 (48 KB)
Busy Scene on North Bridge Street in Old Bedford City, Va., in 1920
- Timber Ridge Baptist Church, Est. 1805 Lowry, Va. (39 KB)
Timber Ridge Baptist Church was started by Ishma Fuqua, June 14, 1805
- Heather and Amanda Markham my Granddaughters (28 KB)
Heather and Amanda Markham are the daughters of my son Richard B. Markham
- "Timber Ridge" William B. Lowry,Jr. (Home Place) (45 KB)
"Timber Ridge" was the name of William B. Lowry, Jr. home place.
- Amanda and Heather Markham my Granddaughters (33 KB)
Amanda and Heather Markham are the daughters of my son Richard B. Markham
- Bedford Lost Most Men On D-Day June 6, 1944 (43 KB)
Bedford suffered more casulties per capita than any other US City.
- Stone from France Commemorates 1954 D-Day Memorial (98 KB)
This was a memorial to the 23 Bedford County Men who died on D-Day June 6, 1944
- Ex-Legislator Allen Markham Heads Boy Scout Drive (63 KB)
W. Allen Markham displays awards he's won for work in scouting.
- W. Allen Markham Legislator from Okeechobee (52 KB)
Allen Markham was the last Legislator to serve from Okeechobee County.
- Ellen & Jeff Vest with their boys Greg and Jeffery (31 KB)
Ellen Markham Vest with her husband Jeff Vest and their boys Greg and Jeffery.
- Allen Markham with his Grandchildren C. 1959 (67 KB)
Allen Markham with his four grandchildren in 1959.
- Thomas Clark Lee 1900 - 1953 (14 KB)
Thomas Clark Lee was the son of Randolph Calpher Lee and Myrtle Lucille Clark.
- Allen Markham with Otis and Irene Hayes C. 1960 (46 KB)
Allen and Roscoe Markham were partners with Otis Hayes in Belle Glade, Fl.
- Offlenia Ross Lee 1903 - 1976 (11 KB)
Offlenia Ross wife of Thomas Clark Lee, daughter of Gordon Ross and Lillie Markham.
- "Peaks of Otter, Winter View from My Home (58 KB)
Winter View of "The Peaks of Otter" from My Back Yard at Markham's Lake
- Thomas Clark Lee with his Family 1945 Miami, Fl (32 KB)
Clark Lee, his wife Offlenia, his daughters Margaret & Donna and his son Gordon.
- Markham's Lake Winter View from My Home (80 KB)
Winter View of Markhams Lake. Lowry, Virginia. From My Virginia Home.
- Timber Ridge Baptist Church After Restoration 1948 (53 KB)
Timber Ridge after the church was jacked-up and new rooms were installed.
- The Other Side of "The Peaks of Otter" (50 KB)
This is the North Side of "The Peaks of Otter, as seen by My Ancestors.
- "Twin Oaks" Walter Markham's Tomato Brand (38 KB)
"Twin Oaks"is the brand used at The Princeton, Florida Cannery by Walter A. Markham.
- Building The New Railroad Bridge 1906 (109 KB)
The Old Rock Bridge of such fame was replaced by a New BRidge in 1906.
- Coffey's Store, Lowry, Virginia 1999 (30 KB)
Coffey's General Store and Post Office Lowry,
- Arnistice Day Parade, Bedford, Virginia - 1934 (67 KB)
The Bedford Firemen's Band leads the Armistice Day Parade 1934
- "Play Ball" at Lowry Virginia in 1918-20 (49 KB)
Lowry, Va., had a baseball team in the 1920's that was a winner.
- The Old Arched Stone RR Bridge, Bedford, Virginia (67 KB)
The Bridge was Constructed 1851-52 by the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.
- George J. Markham Canned Tomato Lable C. 1920 (40 KB)
This is the Lable that George Jones Markham used on his Canned Tomatoes.
- Bedford Railroad Depot Built in 1905 (79 KB)
This Railroad Station was built across from Randolph Macon Academy.
- Mary Tom Ashley & Allen Markham - C. 1933 (26 KB)
Mary Tom Ashley and W. Allen Markham in Charlott, NC, C.1933
- Bedford Firemen's Band organized 1925 (83 KB)
The Bedford Virginia Firemen's Band rates first at home and abroad.
- "Pride of Georgia" -Tomato Lable- Ft. Valley, Ga (33 KB)
"Pride of Georgia" Brand was used by The Markhams at their Ft. Valley, Ga. Cannery.
- 1st Lt. Ray Nance, Led Bedford Men On D-Day (19 KB)
Company A Struck Omaha Beach at 6:30 AM D-Day June 6, 1944.
- Allen Markham's Family Additions 1954 (25 KB)
Allen Markham's second wife Dolly with her two children and Allen's four children.
- Walter A. Markham, 1885-1949 (17 KB)
Walter A. Markham, Sr., Son of Benjamin R. Markham
- W. Allen Markham, Jr. 1911-1995 (14 KB)
W.Allen Markham,Jr.,Son of Walter A. Markham, Sr,
- Benjamin Richard Markham 1835-1914 (23 KB)
Benjamin Richard Markham, Son of Jesse E. Markham,
Born Bedford County, Virginia 1835
- Jane C. Lee Markham 1848-1938 (12 KB)
Daughter of Thomas Newell Lee, and Frances Susan Jane Hardy Lee
- Markham Family Reunion, Lowry, Va. 1911 (34 KB)
Benjamin R. & Jane C. Markham, and their Children
at Markham Family Reunion 1911, Lowry, Va.
- Hotel Bedford built during the 1890 Land Boom (60 KB)
Hotel Bedford built by the Bedford City Land & Improvement Co.
- Mary Tom Ashley 1910-1952 (17 KB)
Mary Tom Ashley, Wife of W. Allen Markham,
- Bessie Markham with Boys at Lowry Station C. 1919 (32 KB)
Bessie Markham with Allen & Roscoe at Lowry Station, C. 1919
- The Palace Hotel at East Main and South Street (66 KB)
When the Palace Hotel met all trains and had summer boarders galore in 1920's
- Tommy & Charles Markham, Ciria 1948 (21 KB)
Tommy & Charles Markham, Children of W. Allen & Mary Tom Markham
- Walter with Allen & Roscoe at their new Farm 1914 (61 KB)
Allen & Roscoe with their Father in the Barn Yard, in 1914.
- Confederate Memorial Bedford County Courthouse (30 KB)
The Confedereate Memorial was dedicated at the Bedford Courthouse.
- Home of C. W. Leslie, Estelle, SC C. 1918 (34 KB)
C. W. Leslie home at Estelle, SC, where he was when his wife May Belle Died.
- Elk's National Home Dedication May 21, 1903 (71 KB)
Two thousand people were present at the dedication of The Elk's National Home
- Railroad Depot Estelle, SC C. 1918 (49 KB)
Railroad Depot in Estelle, SC. where C. W. Leslie was Agent.
- Big Otter Bridge on Salem Turnpike C. 1900 (82 KB)
Big Otter Bridge on Lynchburg - Salem Turnpike at the turn of the Centery.
- Cotton At Depot in Estelle, SC C. 1918 (55 KB)
Another Shot of Depot at Estelle, SC, where Clarence W. Leslie was Agent.
- Old Bedford Water System Reservoir Abt. 1889 (85 KB)
The Big Fire of 1884 convinced Bedford of the need for better Fire Protection.
- "Peaks of Otter" as Seen from Bedford, Va. 1928 (75 KB)
The "Peaks of Otter" had a special meaning from my earliest memory of " God's Country".
- The Summit of "Sharp Top" 1905 (62 KB)
The summit of Sharp Top is unque for the giant bolders that crown it.
- The "Old Bedford High School" C. 1928 (62 KB)
The High School Allen Markham, attended in 1928, at Bedford, Va.
- "Big Spring" Headwater of The Otter River (65 KB)
"Big Spring" has always been a favorite spot for picknickers.
- The New High School Bedford Va. C. 1929 (91 KB)
W.Allen Markham was in the First Class to Graduate from this new school.
- Louise Riley Smith and John D. Smith (35 KB)
Louise Riley Smith is my second cousin on the Markham side of my Family
- The Bridge Theatre once Cator-Ragland Store (38 KB)
The Cator-Ragland Store was built in 1912 on North Bridge Street.
- Jemmie Fuqua Cox and George Whitfield Fuqua C.1946 (43 KB)
Jammie and George Fuqua were my Grandmother Markham's Uncle and Aunt.
- Bedford's First Picture Show at Leftwich Building (82 KB)
The Leftwich Building housed the first Picture Show in Old Bedford.
- Thomas Allen Markham Sr. 1935- (10 KB)
Thomas Allen Markham Sr., Son of W. Allen Markham and Mary Tom Ashley.
- Bessie L. Lowry wife of Walter A. Markham Sr. (19 KB)
Bessie Lillian Lowry.Wife of Walter A. Markham Sr.
- Tryphosia Ann Tingen 1877-1970 (19 KB)
Tryphosia Ann Tingen, wife of Charles Russell Ashley.
- Charles Russell Ashley 1869 - 1927 (16 KB)
Husband of Tryphosia Ann Tingen,
Charles Russell Ashley was the son of Harrison Ashley and Janis James, Born 1869 in North Carolina, Charles Ashley was a tobacco auctioneer, and owned a string of tobacco warehouses.He died in 1927, in Person County, North Carolina, Burial Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, NC
- Allen & Roscoe Markham Circa 1914 (18 KB)
Allen & Roscor Markham Children of Walter & Bessie Markham
- Three Generations of Markhams 1835-1913 (60 KB)
Three Generations of Markham's in 1913.
- Mary Tom Ashley Markham, with her son Tommy 1935 (25 KB)
Mary Tom Ashley Markham and her son Tommy, taken in 1935.
- Martha Ann Markham Pitts (11 KB)
Martha Ann Markham Pitts, Daughter of W. Allen Markham and Mary Tom Ashley.
- Homecoming at Timber Ridge Baptist Church 1971 (112 KB)
My Grandmather Bessie Lowry Markham is on the Bottom Row.
- Map of Jesse E. Markham Farm on Jennings Creek (36 KB)
This is a map of the Jesse E. Markham Farm on Jennings Creek.
- Randolph-Macon Academy, Bedford, Virginia 1890 (79 KB)
RMA a Methodist Military School opened in 1890 with an enrollment of 138.
- "Top Rock" Peaks of Otter, Bedford, Va. 1931 (82 KB)
Tablet of this event placed on Bolder which was once atop the Peaks of Otter.
- All The Family at Tom Lee's Birthday Party 1950 (109 KB)
Picture of All The Family taken at Frances and Paul Frinzel's Home, Lowry Virginia
- Bedford County Fair Grounds, Longwood Ave. 1924 (103 KB)
The Bedford County Fair Grounds were established in 1912.
- Bedford County Lake C. 1946 (69 KB)
Where we went on Sunday Picknicks, and The 4th of July.
- Walter Markham & Bessie Lowry on Country Outing (68 KB)
Bessie has brought her sister Catherine along as chaperone.
- Laura Jeter Parker Class of 1928 Bedford High (28 KB)
She was the daughter of George Pleasant Parker and Lula Eastman Jeter.
- Allen & Roscoe with Friends on Miami Beach 1930 (59 KB)
The group would go up from Princeton to Miami Beach on the weekend.
- Dr. W. Glenn Hardy MD (40 KB)
Dr. Hardy was a member of the Bedford Medical community for over 30 years. And was a cousin of mine through my GGGrandmother Frances SJ Hardy Lee Wife of Thomas Newell Lee.
- The Markham Family, in 1939 (63 KB)
This Photo is of The Markham Family in 1939.
- E.D.Hatcher Dealer in Fresh Meats. Bedford 1910 (82 KB)
E.D. Hatcher Dealer in Fresh Meats, and H. P. Walker Cutter.
- Ruth Leslie and Otho Riley Circa 1913 (28 KB)
Photograph of Ruth Leslie and Otho Riley after they were married in 1913.
- Hopkins & St. Clair Drug Store Bedford, Va. 1910 (82 KB)
This Drug Store was located on the Southeast corner of Main and Bridge St.
- Eula Virginia Musgrove- Class of 1928 Bedford High (20 KB)
Eula Virginia Musgrove Class of 1928 Bedford High School.
- The Earliest Bedford Fire Company C. 1900 (72 KB)
The First avaliable records of the Fire Department date back to 1900.
- Myrtle Lucille Lee - Class of 1928 Bedford High (21 KB)
Myrtle Lee graduated from The Old Bedford High School in 1928.
- Bedford Fire Company C. 1927 (72 KB)
The Bedford Fire Company with their New Pumper in 1927, Bedford, Va.
- Clarence and May Belle Leslie in Tampa, Fl ,1913 (63 KB)
Clarence and May Belle Leslie have moved to Jacksonville , Fl, in 1913.
- Bedford Fire Company C. 1952 (77 KB)
The Bedford Fire Company, During the Time I was in The Bedford Firemen's Band
- Simp and George Markham in Lynchburg, 1965 (36 KB)
Simp and George Markham had one of the Finest Farms in Bedford County.
- Deed from Jesse E. Markham to Mary Susan Gilmore (4 KB)
Land Deed from Jesse E. Markham to Mary Susan Gilmore for looking after him in his old age.
- Benjamin Richard Markham Story 1835-1914 (3 KB)
This Story Follows Benjamin Richard Markham From his Birth in 1835 until his Death in 1914.
- "Redlands" Bedford Home of Lt. Col. James W. Watts (2 KB)
Lt.Col James Winston Watts was my Great-Grandfather's Business Partner, along with George Morgan Jones. They were the Largest Hardware House in Southwestern Virginia. Col. Watts moved to Lynchburg in the 1870's, leaving the Bedford Store entirely in the hands of B. R. Markham.
- **PICTORIAL HISTORY OF LIBERTY/BEDFORD, VIRGINIA** (94 KB)
A Pictorial History of "Old" Liberty/Bedford, Virginia,from it's beginning through the 1890-1900 Boom, and Recession.
- Stone from France Honors Fallen D-Day Bedford Men (5 KB)
Stone from France commemorates 23 Bedford Men who died on D-Day. Probably the largest crowd to assemble in the town of Bedford was that on Sunday afternoon, June 6, 1954, for the dedication of the D-Day Memorial on the west side of the Bedford court house. It was the tenth anniversary of that fateful day which all Americans know as D-Day.
- Notes on Joseph Fuqua 1756 - 1829 (2 KB)
Joseph Fuqua - The Settler who gave the Town on Liberty his land, and Texas his Sons.
- The Story of George Morgan Jones (13 KB)
The Life Story of George Morgan Jones, one of Lynchburg, Virgini'a Best Known Citizens of 1880's
- *** A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF BEDFORD COUNTY, VA.*** (77 KB)
A Colorful Pictorial History of Bedford County, Virginia from the time when Indians roamed the land until modern times 1600's thru 1960's.
- The Bedford Firemen's Band (7 KB)
One of Bedford Virginia's greatest assets was the Bedford Firemen's Band, it was orginized in 1925. This Band was known far and wide as "One of the Best". The Bedford Firemen's Band in the 1932 Presidential Inauguration was invited to play a concert on the Marine Band Stand in front of The Capitol, an honor up to that time never accorded a civilian musical organization.
- Story of Lowry, Va. --- Named after Lowry Family (9 KB)
Lowry, a village situated about five miles east of Bedford on the N & W Railway. Was named for Nelson Lowry, who donated the land for the railroad in 1853. My paternal grandmother Bessie Lowry Markham, is a direct decendant of Nelson Lowry.
- Description of Jesse E. Markham Farm (1 KB)
Land description of the Jesse E. Markham Land that was located on Jennings Creek, in Botetourt County, Virginia. This is where Benjamin Richard Markham grew up. The land is located about five miles North of the Peaks of Otter, on Jennings Creek. To get there from Bedford, you must take Rt. 43 and then turn off on the Powell's Gap Road for Jennings Creek, in Botetourt County.
- ***THE PEAKS OF OTTER STORY & PICTURES*** (8 KB)
Story and Pictures of the Twin Peaks of Otter, "Pride of the Blue Ridge", as seen from Bedford County, Virginia.
- Bedford Lost 23 Men on D-Day June 6, 1944 (7 KB)
In 1994, Fifty years after this great battle, Ray Nance Recalls fallen Friends and the Battle. Company A of the 116th Division suffered 93 percent casulties on D-Day. Bedford suffered more casulties per capita on D-Day than any city in the country.
- Markham's Early in Virginia (10 KB)
Early Virginia Census and Tax Records of Markhams, that relate to the Thomas Markham Sr. Line.
- Obituary of Benjamin Richard Markham (4 KB)
From The Files of The Bedford Virginia Democrat April 20, 1914.
- Historical Stories of The Peaks of Otter (18 KB)
Stories Down Through Time of the Majestic Peaks of Otter, The "Twin Kings" of the Blue Ridge.
- Nathaniel E. Markham's Deed from his father John (2 KB)
John Markham was the father of Nathaniel E. Markham
This is the same track of land that was to become Jesse E. Markham's Farm, shown on a map of this land on Jennings Creek. This Map is listed on Thomas A. Markham's Home Page
- Local Company Owned Peaks of Otter (2 KB)
When I was a boy, before World War II, My grandfather use to carry the whole family in his car to a parking lot near the top of The Peaks of Otter. This first road was made by The Peaks of Otter Corporation. The following Story tells about this time in our history.
- Patrick Henry's Famous "Beef" Speech (4 KB)
The most celebrated case ever tried in The New London Courthouse, In Bedrord County, Involved Patrick Henry.
- Joseph Pherrell Tingen, wrote "Sweer Bye & Bye" (2 KB)
Joseph Pherrell Tingen 1839-1925. Was a Bandmaster in the Civil War, he wrote "Sweet Bye & Bye". He was my mothers Grandfather, and resided at Timberlake Person County, NC. He was a Farmer, Musician, Song Writer, J.P. and Postmaster. He died in 1925. My Grandmother Ashley, his daughter, gave me his Civil War musket. She told me that the only place that he was wonded in the war, was between the big toe.
- Mary Susan Gilmore Mystery, and The Conclusion (11 KB)
Mary Susan Gilmore was thought to be Jesse E. Markham's Daughter, until closer reaserch was done.
- Bedford County War Memorials (22 KB)
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
- ANALYSIS of MARKHAM FAMILY COAT of ARMS (3 KB)
The MARKHAM COAT of ARMS were designed and given by the King to those knights who had done outstanding service and prowness for the King and his Country, and were patented so that no other Family could use them.