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VIDEO: The Bower and Its Families Part 1 by Jim Surkamp and Charles Fox TRT: 40:10
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POST: The Bower and its Families Pt. 1 by Jim Surkamp and Charles Fox
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1. Aerial view of Railroad Road intersection with Luther Jones Road and Old Route 9, Bardane, WV – google.com/maps
www.google.com/maps/@39.3627758,-77.8657038,881m/data=!3m…

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04 – 2:06 – radio music possibly Camila Cabelo from Jim Surkamp’s car radio over images
2-6 to 2:06

2. video by Jim Surkamp of passing freight train at Old 9/Luther Jones Road with car radio playing music

00:37

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Charles Fox – in video made in Charles Town, WV – July 25, 2019

2a. Charles Fox mouth closed with ticker
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TITLE
There were many years from the time when I grew up here that I was not here. I traveled. I had been in the military. And I was in the military when my grandfather died –

00:48

3. photo of family reunion of the Fox family in the 1950s – courtesy Charles Fox

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3a. Split image Papa and Charles
Charles Washington Fox senior.

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I did not attend his funeral. To tell you the truth I didn’t want to attend his funeral. I wanted to keep him alive.

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4a.& 4b. split image of passing train and insert Charles Fox today
video by Jim Surkamp of passing freight train at Old 9/Luther Jones Road with car radio playing music

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1:01

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More time past. Another ten years. I was thirty years old.

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17:27 – Summer Nights by Shana Aisenberg; summer sounds from free sfx/uk over image 5 to 18:05

5. suburban house at night by Todd Hido
designobserver.com
designobserver.com/feature/exposure-suburban-house-at-nig…

And it was when I was back in the house – quiet – a voice said to me: "Go see your grandfather." (I said to myself) ‘Go see your grandfather."? (I said):"He’s been dead for ten years." The voice was deeper. It felt like it was coming from inside me. I could feel a trembling from this voice. It said: "Go see your grand-father! OK (I thought) I’ll go see my grandfather. I love to travel by train.

6. passing train passes by and ends

1:45
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6a. TITLE
I’m picked up by my cousin, Jimmy, in the train station and they bring me out to the cemetery where Papa is in Johnsontown, buried next to his wife, Sarah, and they left me there.

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1:06 – Bill Bailey over images 7-10 to 2:26

The First Moonwalk – Bill Bailey – The Apollo Theatre – New York – 1955
1:00-1:09 and 1:14-1:20 – •Dec 12, 2010 – SuperGold 70 – youtube.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=y71njpDH3co

7. view of Luther Jones Road facing light on Old 9
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3630374,-77.8647704,3a,75y,218.54…

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7a. TITLE Beautiful afternoon, quiet, sunny day.

8. Wiltshire Road going south facing overpass
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3624832,-77.8655587,3a,75y,218.54…

9. Wiltshire Road, tree line on the right, wood post fence on left-hand side of road
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3477291,-77.8804029,3a,75y,218.54…

10. curve on Wiltshire Road going past the USDA Fruit Station.
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.356384,-77.8739101,3a,75y,218.54h…

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10A. TITLE music harp
2:27 harp over images 11-16 to 3:40

11. The Dream

12. Blend Charles Fox and The Dream title page

13. Wiltshire Road driving south
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3491943,-77.8794002,3a,75y,180h,9…

14. Charles Fox video

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14A TITLE narration
In the beginning of my career in television, working at ABC in Boston, producing my first show, when I had a dream: I was asleep in a castle. A very cold room, stone walls with a wooden door to the hallway that had to be nearly a foot thick. And I was in my sleep – deep sleep – in this dream when this door burst open.

15. Benedictine monk with hood and torch
robertharding.com
www.robertharding.com/preview/857-88680/penitent-dressed-…

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15a. TITLE
3:36 – base flute and voice over images 15-17, 18-19, 20 to 4:13
(fair use) Psalm 3 Vocal Paul Horn Inside the Great Pyramid New Age 1976
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And six figures entered

16. Charles Fox

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16a. monks and TITLE
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and went along the far wall dressed in black robes and hooded

17. Cowl in sea of blue light
17a. Cowl dresdenfiles.fandom.com
dresdenfiles.fandom.com/wiki/Cowl?file=Cowl.png
17b. Getty – The Sea of Stars, Maldives
The beaches at Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives have received their fair share of online swooning, and for good reason. The bioluminescent phytoplankton in the water’s reefs emanate a dazzling blue glow, making it look as though the stars have somehow found their way down to earth for the night—a phenomenon that has aptly become known as the “Sea of Stars.”
cntraveler.com
www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-11-23/20-places-that-ar…

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18. Charles Fox
I could not see their faces. A seventh figure entered the room floating on a white light and said to me: "Hold out your hand."

19. Charles Fox
And from my bed, I lifted my hand and suddenly I saw what appeared to be a knife and I pulled my hand back. And the voice says:

20.
"We don’t want to harm you.

21
"We only want you to know the pain."

22
I held out my hand again,
and the knife

23. dagger in hand
istockphoto.com
www.istockphoto.com/vector/black-line-tattoo-of-a-dagger-…

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23a Charles Fox/dagger in hand split screen
went right through my hand: "And I woke up and said — "what the f.. – the hell was that?"

24
For two days, I questioned the meaning of that dream.

And it was – when I was back in the house – quiet – a voice said to me:

25.
"Go see your grandfather." (I said to myself) ‘Go see your grandfather."?

(I said):"He’s been dead for ten years." The voice was deeper. It felt like it was coming from inside me. I could feel a trembling from this voice.

26.
It said: "Go see your grand-father!" OK (I thought) I’ll go see my grandfather. I love to travel by train.

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5:14 Bill Bailey tap dance sound over images 26-30 to 5:28

The First Moonwalk – Bill Bailey – The Apollo Theatre – New York – 1955
1:00-1:09 and 1:14-1:20
•Dec 12, 2010
SuperGold 70
youtube.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=y71njpDH3co

27. Wiltshire Road driving south
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3491943,-77.8794002,3a,75y,180h,9…

28. Wiltshire Road driving south
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3424557,-77.8842714,3a,75y,200.28…

29. sign close up
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3388106,-77.8869712,3a,75y,270h,9…

30. Wiltshire road/Johnsontown road intersection (turn)
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3389415,-77.8868306,3a,75y,270h,9…

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5:28 – fx common raven and cows over images 33-36 to 6:12; images 40-41 to 7:04 (freesfx.co.uk)

31. Johnsontown Road
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3388779,-77.8869966,3a,75y,270h,9…

32. field north side of Johnsontown road
google maps
www.google.com/maps/@39.3389784,-77.8871934,3a,75y,34.83h…

3
2a. field and Charles Fox saying –
Nothing except the grazing of the cows."
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Beautiful afternoon, quiet, sunny day. Nothing is going on except the cows grazing on the other side of the narrow dirt road.

33. from Johnsontown Road. historic sign in Johnsontown cemetery – google maps
google.com
www.google.com/maps/@39.3404517,-77.8906093,3a,75y,270h,9…

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5:47 – Harmonics on guitar by Jim Surkamp over images 33-36 to 6:16

34. historic sign
nicholasroper.com
nicholasroper.com/johnsontown.html

35. Johnsontown church and cemetery daytime

36. Church building side daytime

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6:19 – fx full summer night sounds; gospel vamp on piano over images 37-38 to 6:37
at 2:00 in the video Vincent Alexander Church Vamps – youtube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA9Y6uGpn2c

37. Church building side evening interior lights on

38. Choir Practice by Horace Pippen

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6:37 – fx Summer night sounds; Alice Bort, Laura Furst, Ardyth Gilbertson over images 39-40 to 6:58

39. Church building outside evening lights on inside

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6:44 – fx cows common raven over images 38 & 39 to 7:03.

40. Church building outside full daytime

41. Church building front daytime

42. Video of Johnstontown cemetery under a tree by Jim Surkamp

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Narrator: I was with Charles later. He said: "Let me tell you: it was SO peaceful since I was there

43. Marker for Charles Washington Fox Sr. by Jim Surkamp

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with Papa and my grandmother, Sarah, I decided I was gonna lay down right between both their graves and take a map.

44. Sarah Johnson first wife of Charles Washington Fox, Sr. – courtesy Charles Fox.

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Mrs. Sarah R. Johnson Fox
Birth 8 Sep 1886
Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Nov 1928 (aged 42)
Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Johnsontown Cemetery
Johnsontown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
findagrave.com
www.findagrave.com/memorial/159255092/sarah-r.-fox

45. Johnsontown churchyard No trespassing sign under tree

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He said: "When I woke up, my cousins came back by. They picked me up."

46. Marker for Charles Washington Fox Sr. Same with quote

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Charles Fox: I turned to my grandfather’s grave (and said):
"Papa I don’t know why I’m here. I did as I was told and I’m here.”

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46a
7:40 – Shana Aisenberg – "Amazing Grace/God Don’t Ever Change" over images 47-82 to 10:50

47. Blending of Papa’s marker and photo portrait of CWF Sr.

48 Photo portrait of CWF Sr. – courtesy Charles Fox

49a. & 49b. Papa had his own hero – HIS Papa
Harris, Joel Chandler. (1886). "Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings." illustrations by A.B. Frost. New York: Hawthorn. reprint from 1921 edition.
p. 203 (actual) digitally listed as 249
hathitrust.org
babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858014466464&vie…

50. John H. Fox courtesy Charles Fox

50a. John H.Fox full – courtesy Charles Fox

51. J.R. Clifford

Left: Niagara Movement leaders W.E.B. Du Bois (seated), and (left to right) J.R. Clifford, L.M. Hershaw, and F.H.M. Murray at Harpers Ferry.
Date 1906 – nps.gov
Source www.nps.gov/archive/hafe/niagara/history.htm

52. Same as 49 with different caption

53. J. R. Clifford and front page of the Pioneer Press
chronicling america – loc.gov
53a. J.R. Clifford – 1906 – nps.gov
Source www.nps.gov/archive/hafe/niagara/history.htm

53b. Pioneer press. [volume], May 27, 1911, Image 1
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025146/1911-05-27/ed-…

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Pioneer press. [volume], May 27, 1911, Image 2
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025146/1911-05-27/ed-…

54. blending of JRC and Pioneer Press front page
Same sources as 51.

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55a & 55b
TITLE
Sixty-six years ago (1845), Mr. John H. Fox was born a slave to the Dandridge family and about two years ago Mr. Lemuel Dandridge told us: "that of all men he ever knew, John Fox regardless of color, is the best type of Christian gentleman," and in that we concur.

Forty-one years ago (1870), he was without house and home, but three years later 1873, he was seen with an ox and cart, living in a small house and keeping a tollgate one mile south of Kearneysville.

From this place he moved on Dr. Border’s farm where he toiled unceasingly and saved his earnings. By and by, the Dr. made other arrangements. Little did he (Dr Border) know that Mr. Fox had already purchased 87 acres of as fine land as was in Jefferson County, with a nice house thereon.

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The Lemuel Dandridge Family At the Bower 1890s
civilwarscholars.com
civilwarscholars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bowerfam.jpg

57. The Lemuel Dandridge Family
civilwarscholars.com
civilwarscholars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bowerfam.jpg

58. (Same as 51, 52) "And in that we concur"
J.R. Clifford – 1906 – nps.gov
Source www.nps.gov/archive/hafe/niagara/history.htm

59. Forty-one years ago (1870), he was without house and home
Harris, Joel Chandler. (1886). "Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings." illustrations by A.B. Frost. p. 259 (actual 219) – hathitrust.org
babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858014466464&vie…

59a. Same as 59
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60. TITLE fx cart
6:50 – ox carts fx over images 56-60 to 9:17.
Ox Cart Sound Effects | HIGH QUALITY AUDIO – youtube.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=54TkhAvGe-8

61. TITLE narrative
I remember part of one of the songs which the ox-driver sang in a slow monotone, sitting on the pole of the ox-cart, and keeping time to the slow, swinging steps of the oxen: “See the bull go to school, hooie booie, hooie booie, See the bull go to school, hooie booie John. See the bull go to school, with his book on his horn, And that is the last of old blind John. See the cow build the mill, hooie booie, hooie booie, See the cow build the mill, hooie booie John. See the cow build the mill, water runnin’ up the hill, An that is the last of old blind John.” The verses were endless and seem to have been extemporized as he drove along.

Ranson, A. R. H. “Reminiscences of the Civil War by a Confederate Staff Officer – Plantation Life in Viginia Before the War.” Sewanee Review. Vol. 21 (October, 1913): pp. 428-447. Print.

p. 431
babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b2974327&view=1up&…

62.
Ox cart carrying lots by Enrico Coleman
artnet.com
www.artnet.com/artists/enrico-coleman/ox-cart-carrying-lo…

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See the Bull go to school hooie booie hooie booie

63. J.R. Clifford
J.R. Clifford – 1906 – nps.gov
Source www.nps.gov/archive/hafe/niagara/history.htm

64. With his book on his horn. And that is the last of old blind John
Ox cart carrying lots by Enrico Coleman
artnet.com
www.artnet.com/artists/enrico-coleman/ox-cart-carrying-lo…

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Toll Gate House built 1840 – JHL Resources 2020 – Jefferson County GIS office

65. living in a small house and keeping a tollgate one mile south of Kearneysville.
65a. Toll Gate House google.com/maps
www.google.com/maps/@39.382849,-77.8930723,3a,75y,195.07h…
65b. Map of Jefferson County, West Virginia Shows district boundaries and land ownership.
Contributor: Brown, S. Howell – Date: 1883
www.loc.gov/resource/g3893j.la001395/?r=0.416,0.442,0.131…

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living in a small house and keeping a tollgate one mile south of Kearneysville.

66a.& 66b. From this place he moved on Dr. Border’s farm
Map of Jefferson County Va, by Howell Brown – 1852
loc.gov
www.loc.gov/resource/g3893j.la001393/?r=0.452,0.128,0.149…

67. Where he toiled unceasingly and saved his earnings.
Harris, Joel Chandler. (1886). "Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings." illustrations by A.B. Frost. – p. 246 (actual 200)
hathitrust.org
babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=iau.31858014466464&vie…

68. By and by, the Dr. made other arrangements.
Old Farmer
A. B. Frost 1887
artsandculture.google.com
artsandculture.google.com/asset/old-farmer/zwEHm37NAV61Rw…

69. Little did he (Dr Border) know that Mr. Fox had already purchased 87 acres
Jefferson County Courthouse Deed Book H pap. 226-227 September 16, 1871

70. with a nice house thereon
Uncommon Vernacular by John C. Allen p. 12
wvupressonline.com
wvupressonline.com/node/96

70a. J. Fox bought "Hurston"
Uncommon Vernacular by John C. Allen p. 12

71. The house was improved with fine barns
Uncommon Vernacular by John C. Allen p. 12

72.. and necessary buildings were, in due, time, erected.
J.R. Clifford – nps.gov Pioneer Press masthead

JH Fox signature

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72a.
10:07 – Rose breasted Grosbeak over images 72a, 73 & 73a to 10:15.

73. A splendid orchard was planted
73a. The Pink Peach Tree – Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Arles, April-May 1888
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
vangoghmuseum.nl
www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0025V1962

74. J. R. Clifford

74a. Not many years had passed till Mr. Fox had bought more land adjacent.

74b. He bought nearly a hundred more acres

74c. with a good dwelling house.

74d. About a month before his death John H. Fox

75. John H. Fox – courtesy of John H. Fox

75a. He was not an educated man

75b. But we insist that manhood is greater,

75c. for the latter is principle and the former is accident.

76. John Fox signature
Jefferson County Courthouse deed room records

77. TITLE We firmly believe that there is not another section in the United States where a better community of colored people live and are more highly respected than that illuminated by that beautiful moral and religious life of John H. Fox.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Revelator_(song)#Blind_Willie_Johnson_version

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TITLE John the Revelator

77a.
lyrics
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals

You know God walked down in the cool of the day
Called Adam by his name
But he refused to answer
Because he’s naked and ashamed

Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals

You know Christ had twelve apostles
And three he led away
He said, "Watch with me one hour,
‘Till I go yonder and pray."

Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals

Christ came on Easter morning
Mary and Martha…went down to see
Go tell
To meet the men in galilee

77b. TITLE
10:51 – Song "John the Revelator" over images 77-81 to 13:37

collected by John Wesley Work, performed by the heavenly Gate Quartet, published Nashville, Tennessee, 1941 – loc.gov
www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000048/

78. Montage
Begin upper left (viewer’s) counter-clockwise:

78a. Dolly Irvin Thompson
SOURCE: Jasper Thompson’s Destiny Day by Jim Surkamp with Monique Crippen-Hopkins. youtube.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LJpJeIwFMw&t=189s

78b. Jasper Thompson USCT 23rd Regiment murdered September 6, 1906 by, according to the Charles town newspaper a self-described "white supremacist;"

78c. Mary Goins
Family Historian Shelley Murphy on the Goins Family – civilwarscholars.com
civilwarscholars.com/2014/02/family-historian-shelley-mur…

78d. Storer College Musical Group Members, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
Identifier: 023804; Collection Number: A&M 2621; Title: Storer College Musical Group Members, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
Date: 1873
Description: From left to right in the upper row standing is Robert Trent, Portia Lovett, Mary Ella Dixon, and Charlie Hale. Sitting from left to right is Walter Johnson, Alberta Redmond, Hamilton Keys, and Mertia Lovett. First concert was given in Buffalo, N.Y., May 2, 1873. They gave 40 concerts in the principal cities between Buffalo and Utica, going home, July 5, 1873.
wvhistoryonview.org
wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/023804

78e. Azemia (Azzie) Harris, Shepherdstown – (John Wesley Harris/Jim Surkamp Collection);
search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2537…

78f. Thomas, Etta and John Lovett
Storer College and the Lovett Family, the creators and proprietors of The Hilltop House Hotel in Harper’s Ferry
The Lovett Family – National Park Service at Harpers Ferry
facebook.com
www.facebook.com/HFPAssociation/photos/a.231408666912988/…
wvhistoryonview.org
wvhistoryonview.org/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_field=all_…

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Storer Alumni Thomas S. Lovett 1876 John P. Lovett 1880 (nine Lovetts)
jcblackhistory.org
www.jcblackhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/StorerC…

Storer College Catalogue
1875
ancestry.com
www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2203/images/3276…

78g. Coralie Franklin Cook, Storer College, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
Identifier: 023821
Collection Number: A&M 2621
Description:
Born in Lexington, Virginia in 1861 to enslaved parents, Cook attended Storer College in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, graduating in 1880 and later served on the Storer faculty as an assistant professor. Cook was also active in the NAACP and involved in the inner circles of the NAWSA, working for the passage of the 19th amendment.

78h. Storer College Musical Group Members, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
Identifier: 023804; Collection Number: A&M 2621; Title: Storer College Musical Group Members, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
Date: 1873
Description: From left to right in the upper row standing is Robert Trent, Portia Lovett, Mary Ella Dixon, and Charlie Hale. Sitting from left to right is Walter Johnson, Alberta Redmond, Hamilton Keys, and Mertia Lovett. First concert was given in Buffalo, N.Y., May 2, 1873. They gave 40 concerts in the principal cities between Buffalo and Utica, going home, July 5, 1873.
wvhistoryonview.org
wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/023804

78i. George Johnson, founder of Johnsontown with his wife Sarah – courtesy Charles Fox;

78j. View from today’s Visitor’s Center site in Harper’s Ferry – about 1910 (Jim Surkamp, Helen Goldsborough) –
justjefferson.com
justjefferson.com/05Cross.htm;

78k. Abram (Abe) Minor – Shepherdstown (Jim Surkamp, Helen Goldsborough) – 1872-1930
ancestry.com
search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7884…

78l. John Wesley Harris with his Storer College degree (John Wesley Harris family and Jim Surkamp) born 1899

Sources for images 78a-78l

79.

78a. Dolly Irvin Thompson & 78b. Jasper Thompson – Monique Crippen-Hopkins & Jasper Thompson’s Destiny Day by Jim Surkamp with Monique Crippen-Hopkins. youtube.com

78c. Mary Goins – Family Historian Shelley Murphy on the Goins Family – civilwarscholars.com

78d. Storer College Musical Group Members, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. – 1873 ID: 023804; From left to right is Portia Lovett and Mary Ella Dixon – wvhistoryonview.org

80.

78e. Azemia (Azzie) Harris, Shepherdstown – (John Wesley Harris/Jim Surkamp Collection); Shepherdstown 1921 at justjefferson.com & ancestry.com

78f. Thomas, Etta and John Lovett – Storer College and the Lovett Family, the creators and proprietors of The Hilltop House Hotel in Harper’s Ferry – National Park Service at Harpers Ferry – facebook.com & wvhistoryonview.org; Storer College Catalogue – 1875 – ancestry.com; Storer Alumni Thomas S. Lovett 1876 John P. Lovett 1880 (nine Lovetts)
jcblackhistory.org

81.
78g. Coralie Franklin Cook, Storer College, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
Identifier: 023821 – Cook was active in the NAACP and involved in the inner circles of the NAWSA, working for the passage of the 19th amendment – National Park Service at Harpers Ferry – facebook.com

78h. Storer College Musical Group Members, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. – 1873 ID: 023804; Sitting from left to right is Alberta Redmond and Hamilton Keys – wvhistoryonview.org

82.
78i. George Johnson, founder of Johnsontown with his wife Sarah – courtesy Charles Fox

78j. View from today’s Visitor’s Center site in Harper’s Ferry – about 1910 (Jim Surkamp, Helen Goldsborough) – justjefferson.com

78k. Abram (Abe) Minor – Shepherdstown (Jim Surkamp, Helen Goldsborough) – 1872-1930 – ancestry.com

78l. John Wesley Harris with his Storer College degree (John Wesley Harris family and Jim Surkamp) born 1899

83. John H. Fox – courtesy Charles Fox

84. Montage

85. Montage with John H. Fox

86. The Thankful Poor by Henry Ossawa Tanner – 1894
commons.wikimedia.org
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Thankful_Poor,_1894._…

86a. The Thankful Poor with quote: Every family within a radius of five miles has felt his influence for good

87. He was a man of superb courage. Danger never weakened him, disaster never appalled him. Whenever there was something good to dare and do from which others shrank, he was ready. The feeling that he cannot be spared is general. He was a self-made man and

88-90."He was a man of superb courage. Danger never weakened him, disaster never appalled him. Whenever there was something good to dare and do, from which others shrank, he was ready. The feeling that he cannot be spared is general. He was a self-made man

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We firmly believe that there is not another section in the United States where a better community of colored people live and are more highly respected than that illuminated by
that beautiful moral and religious life of John H. Fox. Every family within a radius of five miles has felt his influence for good —- He was a man of superb courage. Danger never weakened him, disaster never appalled him. Whenever there was something good to dare and do from which others shrank, he was ready.

91. and his principal inheritance from his parents was his character.

92. John Fox 1822? – 1855? born Virginia – on black
The Chimney Corner by Eastman Johnson
artpaintingartist.org
artpaintingartist.org/the-chimney-corner-by-eastman-johnson/
92a Chimney Corner with credits

93. Mother Mary Fox (semblance only)
unidentified contraband 1862 – David Hunter Strother
Virginia State Library
David Hunter Strother, Sketches of “contrabands,” enslaved African Americans who crossed into the federal lines, 1862. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia.Image 7 of 8
David Hunter Strother, Sketches of “contrabands,” enslaved African Americans who crossed into the federal lines, 1862. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia.
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94. "Caregiver" Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" Dennis (semblance)
"Dressing for the Carnival" by Winslow Homer 1873 – metmuseum.org
www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11116

95. Humphery Fox death certificate lists John Fox and Betsy Dennis as his parents’ certificate
Name: Humphrey Fox
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1854
Death Date: 5 Apr 1928
Death Place: Mill Creek, Berkeley, West Virginia
Burial Date: 7 Apr 1928
Burial Place: Douglas Grove
Death Age: 74 years 3 months 23 days
Occupation: Farmer
Race: Black
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: John Fox
Father Birth Place: Virginia
Mother Name: Betsy Dennis
Mother Birth Place: Lexington, Virginia
FHL Film Number: 831272
ancestry.com
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96. Marriage certificate of John H. Fox to Hannah Washington
wvculture.org
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marries Hannah Washington in 1866
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John H. Fox
1900 Census
Name: John H Fox
Age: 54
Birth Date: Oct 1845
Birthplace: West Virginia, USA
Home in 1900: Middleway, Jefferson, West Virginia
Sheet Number: 5
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 90
Family Number: 90
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Mary Fox
Marriage Year: 1897
Years Married: 3
Father’s Birthplace: Virginia, USA
Mother’s Birthplace: West Virginia, USA
Occupation: Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: F
Farm or House: F
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
John H Fox 54

97. Two Mothers
– Two Kinds –
for the Fox children
at the Bower
John H. Fox – courtesy Charles Fox

98. TITLE Two Mothers – Two Kinds – for the Fox children at the Bower

99. TITLE John Fox told grandson Dewey Fox this – that he told grand-daughter Bertha Fox Jones:

100. His grand-daughter – Jim Surkamp
* Her obituary
Obituary
journal-news.net
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101. In 2002, she said

102. Bertha Fox Jones Our people was at the Bower. See? We learned this.
Taylor, Evelyn, M.E.(1994). Historical Digest Jefferson County West Virginia’s African American Congregations 1859-1994.: Illustrator Stephen O. Luckett. Washington, D.C.:Mid-Atlantic Regiona lPress. p. 38

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Our people was at the Bower. See? We learned this. and,

103. all we know that our grandmother – her first name was Mary.

104. Mother Mary Fox (semblance only)
unidentified contraband 1862 – David Hunter Strother
Virginis State Library
David Hunter Strother, Sketches of “contrabands,” enslaved African Americans who crossed into the federal lines, 1862. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia.Image 7 of 8
David Hunter Strother, Sketches of “contrabands,” enslaved African Americans who crossed into the federal lines, 1862. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia.
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“REFUSING TO JOIN THEIR WATERS AND MINGLE INTO ONE GRAND KINDRED STREAM”: THE TRANSFORMATION OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA A Dissertation Presented to The Graduate Faculty of The University of Akron

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015 Illustrating Appalachia: The sketchbooks and publications of Illustrating Appalachia: The sketchbooks and publications of David Hunter Strother, 1833 to 1887 David Hunter Strother, 1833 to 1887 Alee Robins
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