Above: Early photo of Morgan Hill School, which was located near  
Morgan Hill Baptist Church on a hill across what is now NC Highway
197, between Weaverville and Barnardsville, NC. Most,  if not all, of the
children of Henry Taylor Shepherd and Margaret Jane Shepherd
attended this school, along with many of  their neighbors, before the
new consolidated  Flat Creek School opened around 1926.

On the back, the photo is inscribed "Jud Ammons".
Judson Ammons
was a teacher at the school during its last years. Is he the
well-dressed gentleman at the left? If anyone can confirm or deny,
contact us.

Talmage Otis Shepherd at his desk in Morgan Hill School, abt
1921, when he was in the first or second grade.
www.childers-shepherd.org, 20 Jun 2007