Giles Countians
Photo Album

Nathan G. Long Nathan Gipson Long
Born in Giles County March 29, 1880. He died Feb. 22, 1936. Son of Nathan Green Long and Rebecca Longshore. He married Lota Hendrix on Oct. 18, 1903.

Submitted by: Robbie Long Kovach

Lota Hendrix Long

Born March 21, 1879, died Dec. 2, 1955, in Giles Co., TN. Lota was the dau of William Hendrix and Sarah Thomas. Wife of Nathan Gipson Long.

Submitted by: Robbie Long Kovach
Lota Hendrix Long

William George McGuireLaura M. Legg
Dr. George W. McGuire
b. 11 Apr 1844 d. 22 Feb 1890

See Goodspeeds' Biography
of George W. McGuire.

See a photo of George's tombstone.
Laura M. Legg McGuire
b. 5 Sep 1860
Elkmont, Limestone Co., AL
d. 24 Apr 1948
Athens, Limestone Co., AL
Submitted by: Wendy Safford

Bunker Hill Elementary School
Bunker Hill Elementary School
circa 1914

The boy in the middle with crossed arms is thought to be Calvin Bell Williams. If anyone recognizes any of the students or the teacher, please contact Joe Max.

Submitted by: Joe Max Williams

Phelan L. Counce

Phelan L. Counce, son

Could be Peter Counce

Perhaps Peter Counce, father

Counce Photos

Above (right) is a snapshot of the portrait of a Confederate soldier who we believe might be Peter Counce. I got an opinion several years back from someone familiar with Tennessee soldier's uniforms, and he thinks it is definitely a Confederate uniform. However, I have no provenance of the portrait. When you compare the portrait to a photo of Peter Counce's oldest son, Phelan L. Counce (born 1877) at age about 18-20, you will see a significant resemblance: eyes, nose and ears are quite similar in the two photos.

As an aside, my grandfather Hugh C. Counce (born 1879), told his oldest daughter that as a boy of about 11 (in 1890), he walked from Lawrence County, TN, to Prentiss County, MS, and drove the cows behind the wagon. Peter's father, William C. ("Colonel") Counce of Lawrence County, bought the George Goats farm in 1857 and moved his family to Giles County across the road from the Carl and Clara Parker farm and the Morrow/Clifton homestead, and there old William died in 1890. The family lived there when the Civil War came, it was from there that Peter joined the 53rd Tennessee Infantry, along with James Lafayette Ball, who would become Peter's brother-in-law.

Submitted by: Jim Counce