One of my Saylor cousins, Steve Saylor, sent me old photographs of the Chesnut, Saylor and other familes from Laurel County, Kentucky. Most of the photographs appear to be from the 1890's through the 1920's, with a few younger ones. Most of the people appear to be associated with the Chesnut and Saylor families, but many are unknown. If you can identify any of the unnamed people or places, please let us know (donchesnut<at>gmail.com). Comments in italics are those of Steve Saylor. Thank you.
or Lize Chesnut. Perhaps Eliza Chesnut (b. 1894, d. 1978)
who married Boyd Boggs, or Eliza Lloyd Chesnut (b. 1859) who was second
wife of Stephen "Uncle Teet" Chesnut.
Pearl Maxine Box Saylor and Henry Stephen Saylor, ...taken near end of 1916.
Sara Jane "Sallie" Chesnut Walker and V. Gordon Walker. Photos were taken about 1913.
Bill Chesnut (Wm. Jacob or Jennings Chesnut, b. 1892, d. 1988). This is my grandfather, W.J. Chesnut. Photos were taken about 1913.
The note says this is Matt E. Saylor (b. 1896). If this is correct, then it is the earliest photo I have been able to find. This is Matt Saylor. Photos were taken about 1913.
Aunt Minnie Chesnut Estridge. Minnie May Chesnut Vandeventer Estridge (b. 1885, d. 1968).
Will Chesnut. W.J. Chesnut (b. 1892, d. 1988) is in the back with a straw hat. Who are the others?
Hazel and Irene Walker with their dolls. Hazel (no dates) and Lillian Irene Walker (b. 1913, d. 2001).
This one was with the one of Hazel and Irene Walker (with their dolls). Perhaps one of the boys (left?) is V. Gordon Walker.
Minnie May Chesnut. My Dad and I think this is Susan Asher Chesnut Saylor, compare with this photo of Susan. If it is Minnie, there is a strong resemblance to her mother.
Gordon and Irene Walker.
Uncle Steve Chesnut's boy, Wilson, in "sergeant" soldier's uniform. This is Wilson Pleasant Chesnut (b. 1915, d. 1991) of Boise, Idaho.
Grandma Saylor's funeral at Lida, Laurel Co., KY. Susan Elizabeth Asher Chesnut Saylor (b. 1861, d. 1925). This is the same house photographed circa 1906.
[left to right] Henry Jefferson Saylor [1874-1953], Henry Stephen Saylor [hat] [1916-1997], "Aunt Minnie" (Minnie May Chesnut Vandeventer Estridge) [1885-1968], Elihu Elisha Estridge, Henry Steven "Steve" Saylor [boy], Matt Edward Saylor [1896-1978]. Photo circa 1950.
Unknown young man. The back drop painting for this boy's photo appears in other Saylor/Chesnut photos. This is a photo on postcard. Also, this character is second from left in the group of boys standing on the rail (next photo).
Four unknown young men.
Unknown young man.
Unknown soldier, appears to be around the time of WWI.
Henry Stephen Saylor on the right, unknown young man on the left.
Unknown class, Laurel County.
Clarence "C.B." or "Kink" Harrison, teacher at a London area school.
C.B. "Kink" Harrison, Matt E. Saylor, Henry Stephen Saylor, taken in Columbus, Ohio. Photo circa 1926.
[From left to right] Henry Jefferson Saylor, Henry Steven "Steve" Saylor [boy], Henry Stephen "Henry" Saylor, Matt Edward Saylor. Photo circa 1948.
Pearl Maxine Box Saylor Harrison (b. 1896) and Henry Stephen Saylor (b. 1916, d. 1997).
Henry Jefferson Saylor and C.B. Harrison.
The Stephen T. Box and Lucy Watkins Family-- On family farm on north and south side of Highway 80-- just west of Lida (Stephen buried in Rough Creek Cemetery...). [Back row, from left to right] Stephen T. Box, Jay Webster, Nora Lee Box Hysinger, Mae Box Webster, ?Virginia Box, Pearl Maxine Box Saylor Harrison, Clarence B. "Kink" Harrison. [Front row] Leonard Hysinger (from Mt. Vernon), Mr. Webster, Henry Stephen Saylor.
Matt E. Saylor (b. 1896).
Henry Stephen Saylor (b. 1916).
Leonard Box (b. 1913).
Henry Stephen Saylor and Leonard Box, taken at the Box farm-- Rough Creek, Kentucky.
Henry Steven Saylor [boy], Lucy Watkins Box, Henry Stephen Saylor-- taken at Box farm, Rough Creek, Kentucky.
[left to right] Pearl Maxine Box (b. 1896) and Mae Box (b. 1898).
Capt. Hank Saylor (pilot) in the B-26 Marauder "Mean Young' Un" which he frequently flew out of N. Africa-- 320th Bomb Group. This was the Group's first B-26 to complete 100 missions. See 320th Bomb Group web site.