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"My Kentucky Home"
Jarvis, Knox Co, Kentucky
(aka Jarvis Store, Ky; aka Callihan, Ky)
~by Charles Daniel Cobb


Photo taken in 1932 at the homeplace
(built in1907)

back row, left-to-right:
Henry C. &Della(Wilson) Black
and their daughters
baby Bonnie Ronella Ruth, Mary Ellen, Lillian Cleo, Jewell Marie.
front row, left-to-right:
Henry's & Della's son Charles Samuel Black and Della's parents
Charles B. &Mary(Woolum-Callihan) Wilson

Top right photo:
Group Photo Taken in the Late-1950's
In front, Charles Danny Cobb hugged by Henry C. Black,
man next to Henry is Bill Thomas, next row on left is
Raymond Elam next to his wife Jewell Marie(Black) Elam,
behind Jewell's left is Junius Hewitt "Tink" Terrell,
behind Jewell's right is Tink's wife
Bonnie Ronella Ruth(Black)Terrell,
man behind Bonnie is Harrison Fields, to right of Bonnie is
Mary Ellen(Black)Cobb,
behind Mary her husband Daniel "Boone" Cobb,
right of Mary is Henry's second wife
right of Margie is Jewell's daughter Drucilla Mae Elam.
Bottom left photo has same people as above plus
next to Margie is Harrison's wife, Alice (Howard) Fields, and on
the ground between Dru and Mary is Lillian (Black) Simpson.
~ ~ ~
Alice (Howard) Fields is the granddaughter of
John &Lettie(Wilson) Wilson
and Bill Thomas, a mute janitor for Callihan Church,
lived with some of Danny's Woolum relatives.

Jewell, Bonnie, Mary Ellen, Bonnie and Lillian
are daughters of
Henry C. &Della(Wilson) Black

The photographs on this page,
and on many other pages of this website,
were generously provided by

son of
Boone &Mary Ellen(Black) Cobb
g-grandson of
Charles& Mary(Woolum-Calligan)Wilson
grandson of
Henry &Della(Wilson) Black
gg-grandson of
Per Danny:
This special house
is in the background of a great many family photographs,
most of them taken on the porch. There is lots of history in that house,
a lot of family members lived in it together. It has seven bedrooms,
a huge knotty-pine "Courting Room" (the room in front with the bay
windows) with a chandalier and a hardwood Cedar floor, and two
living rooms. There are three big bedrooms downstairs and a huge
kitchen with a coffin-shaped ceiling. A long hall leads to a winding
staircase with overhanging banisters. There is all-wood floors
upstairs and downstairs, and a tin roof that would put me to sleep
when it rained. There are four big bedrooms upstairs. The peak of the
roof has scallops and wagonwheel cutouts that were sent over from
England. There was once a piano and a pump organ that were brought
from Chicago by horse-and-wagon. The house and barn were on four
sections of land .......four square miles that my ancestors owned.......
and lost through "taxes and time." They once owned slaves, as well.
The first courthouse was in the field down by the road (Hwy 229),
at the big curve by the Callihan School House and Church,
where there's now a landmark. I lived in that house until I was nine
years old. One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my late
Grandmother Della's long black hair hanging down in one of the
upstairs bedrooms. She'd once had her hair cut short, but kept the
cut-off hair. She'd died in 1937 (14 years before I was born),
yet her hair still hung in that room decades after the haircut.
When I was nine, my family moved to Indiana and the house was
rented out, but in 1988, a buddy of mine bought the house and made
a complete "dollhouse" out of the inside of it, with hottubs, etc.
I am so proud to have been a part of that special place
.......once my very own "Kentucky Home."

My Old Piano
This is that old piano that, when new, was carried
from Chicago to Barbourville, Ky, by horse and buggy.
It is an 1890 Hienz and now belongs to a friend of
mine up North. The pump organ, which is the other
half of the matched set with the piano, was also
delivered by horse and buggy, and now belongs to
my Aunt Bonnie in North Carolina.

"My Old Kentucky Home"
Words and Music by: Stephen C. Foster
The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
'Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all the day;
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy, and bright,
By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

Weep no more, my lady,
Oh weep no more today!
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home far away.

They hunt no more for the 'possum and the coon,
On meadow, the hill and the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by that old cabin door;
The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart,
With sorrow where all was delight;
The time has come when the people have to part,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!


The head must bow and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the people may go;
A few more days and the trouble all will end
In the field where sugar-canes may grow;
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light,
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!


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