70 Years Ago
June 22-June 28, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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On last Sunday, June 23, the children of the late Sam Turney Qualls
met in their annual reunion at the Qualls old home in the Dry Hollow
vicinity, in the Eighth District of Overton County, the historic
old place where the late Archibald Qualls lived and reared sixteen
children, and where the youngest son of his family lived and reared
his family. This property was granted to Archibald Qualls by the
State of North Carolina, one hundred and fifty years ago, long before
Tennessee became a state, and the title to it remains in the Qualls
The children of Sam Turney Qualls and their families carried baskets
and served a sumptuous dinner at the old spring. The surviving children
are, Elbert A. Qualls, Dr. A.B. Qualls, and Milton J. Qualls, D.D.S.,
all of Livingston, Mrs. Viola Wilson, of Rickman, R. 1, and Mrs.
May Norrod, of Monterey, R., who, with her husband, Curtis Norrod,
owns and occupies the old home mentioned above. The residence erected
by Archibald Qualls one hundred and fifty years ago, is standing
and occupied. This was a quiet affair, the only participants being
members of the family. Forty of the near relatives attending. The
weather was ideal, and the occasion was enjoyed to the limit.
W. Thomas Neal, a highly respected farmer from the Okolona community,
observed his seventy-eighth birthday Sunday at his home when a family
reunion was held. About forty people including his children and
grandchildren and other relatives enjoyed a fine dinner at the noon
Mr. Neal is a member of a pioneer family in Overton County, and
has spent his entire life in the Okolona community.
Besides his relatives, other neighbors and friends enjoyed the
occasion: Rev. Robert Hammons, Lewis A. Swafford, Judge L.D. Bohannon,
Sydney T. Copeland and family, Ridley T. Bilbrey and family, G.
Albert and family, Arkley Copeland and family, Milton Stockton and
family, Mating Johnson, Elmore Jackson, Luther Ledbetter and family,
Mr. Neal is the father of four children, twenty-six grandchildren,
and ten great grandchildren.
Both Mr. Neal and his wife are feeble but enjoyed the occasion.
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