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From left to right sit Lucy Carter, Mary Alice, and Fannie Tyree Kennedy. Along with a younger and older brother, the girls were the children of John Henry and Capitola Bowles Kennedy. At the young age of 22, Mary Alice died in an “accident,”…

In 1904, at the age of 43 and with her husband and seven children, Christian Guild left her homeland of Scotland to immigrate to the United States. When she reached Dabneys, Louisa County, Virginia, she became actively involved in an attempt to start…

Dates in parentheses refer to the day the membership card was signed. All other words in brackets refer to anything written on the front or back of the card.

Names of the enrollees:

Neal. A. Hasher and Mrs. N. A. (Minnie) Hasher of Trevilians,…

Leon Luxford Loyall, from Willowbrook, Louisa County, Virginia, is one of many individuals to join the Equal Suffrage League. He was born on November 1, 1876 and is noted as being a teacher at the time he registered to vote in 1902. He married Ada…

The brochure for the country inn run by Nancy and Lucy: "The Misses Taylor" of Westend. Their mother, Mary Minor Watson Taylor, specified in her that her unmarried children should have a life interest in Westend.

The girls' mother and father,…

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Lucille Holt, born in 1883, became an influential woman in early twentieth century Louisa County. Born with a light skin tone, she was sometimes seen as a white woman and other times as a black woman. In 1916, Lucille Holt was appointed the first…

Likely the five daughters of Henry Taylor II of Westmoreland County, who married Mary Minor Watson Taylor of Westend. They lived at Montrose for several years before moving out to Westend, where they raised nine children. The five daughters are…


Virginia (Taylor) Syndor, a niece of Lucy Taylor's, is shown here racing horses in her late 20s or early 30s. She writes of spending her childhood days at Westend Farm with her Aunt Lucy, who was like a "second mother" to her. She also remembers…


Women in a carriage, likely Virginia Taylor (to be Mrs. W.B. Syndor) and a friend, up to visit their aunts Nancy and Lucy Taylor, who had a life interest in Westend. Virginia's father, Henry Taylor III, was a brother of the Nancy and Lucy and had…


This photograph was likely taken in the fields of Westend Farm during WWI, when there would have been a need for farmers to supply food to the soldiers overseas.

Lucy and Nancy Taylor stayed on Westend and kept it going as a farm while two male…

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Lucy Taylor, the only remaining unmarried daughter who inherited a life interest in Westend, is pictured here as an octogenarian in September of 1955. She is seated in the middle, fixing her headband. She ran Westend with the help of her sister,…


This is a photograph of Eugenia Mallory, wife of Alva Mallory, and her seven children. There are no records that Eugenia ever registered to vote.

This is a photograph of Carrie Milhado and Mildred Jennings at the Mineral School

Maggie Mae Lavinia Butler of Louisa County was born in 1879. The full body photograph was taken at the home of her grandparents, Louis H. and Lavinia Louisa Butler. Maggie was a school teacher and married George Edgar Kiblinger.

Sarah Jane Butler Whitlock was the wife of John Henry Whitlock, the sister of William Samuel Butler, and the daughter of Lewis Henry Butler and Lavinia Louisa Butler.

Sarah "Sadie" Moore Butler of Mineral, Virginia was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Butler.

Sarah Kennedy Butler

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, wife of Hugh Alexander Moore

Mrs. Lavinia Lou Butler, wife of Lewis H. Butler, pictured here with her daughters Susan Jane and Barbara Ann.

Sisters Lessie and Ida Sims, daughters of Garland and Barbara Ann Butler Sims