Adam T. Artis, near Eureka NC – carpenter, 1850s-circa 1900.
Adam T. Artis Jr., Washington DC – hod carrier, circa 1910.
Isham Smith, Goldsboro NC – husband of Nancy Henderson Smith, blacksmith, 1880s?-1914.
Junius Allen, Newport News VA – carpenter, circa 1917.
Prince A. Aldridge, Wilson NC – plasterer, circa 1940.
Van Smith – husband of Mattie Taylor Smith; bricklayer, Pool & Whitehead, Smithfield NC, 1917; Wilson NC, circa 1920.
Jesse Artis, Norfolk VA – laborer, house builder, circa 1920.
Dock Simmons, Logansport IN – owned and operated hauling and excavating company, circa 1924.
John C. Allen Jr., Newport News VA – carpenter, construction contractor, 1920s-1948.
Benjamin A. Harris, Wilson NC – husband of Pauline Artis Harris; brickmason, 1930s-1950s.
Daniel Simmons, Philadelphia PA – construction laborer, circa 1930.
Johnnie Smith, Goldsboro NC – carpenter, circa 1930.
Eugene Stockton, Statesville NC – husband of Ida Colvert Stockton; brickmason, circa 1930.
Ira Henderson, Mount Olive NC – carpenter, circa 1940.
Ned Barnes, Wilson NC — building carpenter, circa 1930.
Richard G. Wynn, Wilmington NC – brickmason, 1950s.
The eleventh in an occasional series exploring the ways in which my kinfolk made their livings in the 19th and early 20th centuries.