From left to right and back to front:
Lewey Hart, Velma Hart,
Earl Hart, Samuel Hart, Bessie Hart, John Hart,
Bertha Hart, Ruth Hart, Ala Mary Hart.
(A big thank you to Mary Kitchen for sharing
this wonderful photo with us).
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This is a photo of our Great Grandparents Martin & Janie Caudill
with 8 of their 14 children. They built the small one room cabin
in the late 1890's and left in 1916 after the flood.
Back Row Standing: Lennie Famon Caudill - Bessie C. Hart
Left to right: Martin Caudill holding Mack, Pheobe C. Pruitt,
Janie Caudill holding Edna C. Brooks, Cornelius Caudill, Harrison Caudill, and Lonnie Caudill.
This is our Great Great Grandfather (Martin's father)
James Harrison Caudill and family.
He also lived in Basin Cove about a mile
from Martin & Janie's cabin.
NOTE: A very young Martin standing behind his father.
Larry & Phill Caudill make regular pilgrimages to the cabin.
The Caudill cabin is in the clearing 1500 feet
below Wildcat Rock Overlook. When the cabin was built
in the late 1800's, the nearest town was Absher which
was 8 miles away. There is no road to the cabin. If you
want to visit the Caudill cabin you will have to hike
the 3.5 mile footpath that crosses the Basin Creek a dozen times.