Rast Family Homestead in Dixie, Georgia
Brooks County between Boston & Quitman
Mary Bryan (Half-Indian)
When Mattie Claudia Bryan married William Walter Rast, her mother, Lucy Bryan, gave her Aunt Mary and her husband, Uncle Dave Bryan. When slaves were freed, they preferred to stay on with the family; and did until their deaths. Aunt Mary was the last former slave surviving in Brooks County Georgis. AUnt Lela refers to her in a letter she wrote to Loy in 1917. This picture was made in 1913 by Loy Rast.
Peggy age 2 between Mother & Father with family group.
Front Row: W. Jay (brother), Wm. Walter Rast (Father); Peggy Rast; Mattie Claudina Rast (Mother)
Back Row Mae Rast Groover (Sister); Arvilla Rast Parish (Sister); Loy E (Brother); Irma Rast Johnson (Sister); Laura Josephine Rast
Grandmother & Grandaddy Rast
when they lived in Moultire
The Finch boys lived acrss the street and used to take Elizabeth riding in their pony cart. One of the boys is Dr. Henry Finch of Atlanta.
Olin and (JayBird) W. J. Rast Elizabeth's father.