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Beverly McCay
Beverly McCay
June 29, 2019 12:01 am

Forgot to say that I also met Lizzie Hopson on my second trip to Bakersville.

Beverly McCay
Beverly McCay
June 28, 2019 11:52 pm

Matt, I was given the same group photo and I was pretty sure that the man standing behind Isaac was HC but later Charles Buchanan supplied the labeled version, giving rise to the same questions. Charles is from the area, so I am inclined to give his statements a lot of weight. I agree with Mike that our mystery man looks a lot like my Dad (Clyde) and his brothers Jim and Howard, especially Dad. However, and my notes on this are not available right now, there is some question regarding HC’s true date of birth and whether it occurred… Read more »

Mike Wise
Mike Wise
June 17, 2019 12:28 pm


Your logic and evidence are very reasonable and convincing to me. I would add intuitively, this photo has shocking, similarities in appearance, with my uncle Howard, and Clyde. In fact, I see more similarity with them, than I do with Dad. I don’t recall ever seeing clear photographs of my grandfather. This wrap’s the issue for me, has to be Hutsel. No clues on the where or occasion.

Beverly McCay
Beverly McCay
June 29, 2019 12:09 am
Reply to  Matt Wise

Thinking that it may have been taken at the ‘old Wise place’ at Hawk, go
east out of Bakersville on Cane Creek Road and turn north on a steep, dead end rocky dirt road.

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