Carole King Murray Photography | Our History Through Buildings
Created 3-Sep-12
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We're fortunate to have pictures of many of the wonderful old homes, churches and schools of our ancestors -- as well as those important to us in our lives.
Carole's grandparents, Brad and Blanche (Emert) King were married in June, 1923 and this is the first home they moved into.  It's located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, where the King family haiCarole's other grandparents were Orville and Beulah (Eslinger) Maddron and this is the home they built and where they raised their seven daughters.  They lived in the beautiful Jones Cove area and CarBrad and Blanche King's second (and last) home was this house, which they built on Upper Middlecreek.  It's here where they farmed for many decades and raised their nine children.  Brad died less thanWyley King, who was Carole's ggg grand-uncle, built this cabin in what is now part of the Smoky Mountains National Park.  His youngest daughter, Margaret Jane, married John Walker and six of their dauAnother of Carole's ggg grand-uncles built this home, the Alfred Reagan place, which is also now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Alfred Reagan owned a tub mill, to which farmers brouWe're not exactly certain when James and Catherine Murray moved in to this house, but it is the home everyone in the family remembers with such fond memories and where they raised their nine children.This is the old one room schoolhouse that Carole's father and siblings attended -- and which her grandparents actually ended up owning!© Carolyn S. Murray 1991Carole's gggg grandfather was John Sevier Trotter, who was a well known miller and blacksmith in Sevier County.  John Trotter got an early land grant in the Middle Creek - Pigeon Forge area along withCarole's sister was born at The Broady Hospital in lovely downtown Sevierville in 1956.  Here she is standing in front of the building where she had been born, and which has now been torn down.  She dThis is the Harrisburg Covered Bridge in Sevier County, Tennessee which was originally built in 1875.  It is the only surviving covered bridge in Sevier County and is still being used today.  Carole'sCarole's mother attended the Pittman High School and while it is no longer being used as a high school, the building is still standing and being used today.  Most of us who grew up in the city would fCarole's family has lived in Sevier County, Tennessee for several generations.  This is the court house in the town square which was completed in 1895.  Carole has many memories of visiting with her gCarole's parents, Billy and Amma King, purchased this home on the West Side of Cleveland in June, 1965.  Billy passed away in 1992 and Amma has moved back home to Tennessee, but the house remains in tLarry's parents, George and Marie Murray, bought this Maple Heights bungalow brand new in 1947.  They both lived here until their deaths -- George, in 1990, and Marie, in 1994.© Carolyn S. Murray 1994This is the first house we moved into at the beginning of our marriage.  We lived upstairs in this duplex on Wesley Avenue in Parma.  We spent almost five fun years there and are still close friends wOur sons undoubtedly have fond     ;-)memories of this place:  Parma Senior High!© Carolyn S. Murray 1989Our two sons attended Renwood Elementary School in Parma, Ohio.© Carolyn S. Murray 1989Carole's mom and stepdad had a cute little trailer where they spent many weekends during the summer.  We were lucky enough to be able to join them frequently, where the kids were able to go swimming,Carole's mother and stepfather have now moved back home to Tennessee, where they have a lovely home out in the quite countryside, along the banks of the Little Pigeon River.© Carolyn S. Murray 1997Chas then moved into this bachelor pad on Schaff  Road with some of his friends.  Again -- the less the parents know, the better!© Carolyn S. Murray 1998

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