Pictures of the Past

Pictures of the Past

Newton and Josie Wheat Stansbury, who lived in the Black Rock and Powhatan area are shown in this photo shared by Janet Cassidy. Cassidy said she was told Josie never wore anything but black dresses. “She was the sister to my great-grandmother, Susie Wheat, who married William McCarroll,” Cassidy wrote. “Their father is the oldest Confederate soldier in the Powhatan Cemetery, William Billy Wheat.” (Pictures of the Past is a cooperative effort of The Times Dispatch and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Readers are encouraged to submit historic photos.)

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