Clipper Reid Dowland Interviews
C. Reid DOWLAND, in the later part of 1940's and into the 1950's went around the Southern Part of Weakley...Greenfield area - over to McKenzie area of Carroll County, and around the Skullbone community of Gibson County interviewing some of the old timers of the day. He intended to write a book with the interviews but died before it could be published.
Many of the folks were born around the end of the Civil War. The following interviews are from his unpublished papers located at the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogy Library, McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee, Jere Cox, Administrator. They give us a glimpse into what life was like in Skullbonia in years past and also stories about some of it's more colorful citizens. Some of the language used is a little rough, please keep in mind this was language of the time.
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R. Onan Ford Interview 1940's
Allen Sharp 84 in 1944
John David McCartney 1949
Will McCaleb 1960