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The Kirkpatrick family on the porch of their farmhouse, c.1910
From The Samuel Kirkpatrick Family by Addie Pettice and Josephine Wade
CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG LIBRARY
"Our home was never a fine one from the sense of size or appointments, but it was a roomy, old-fashioned house with a big porch around it, and the home was filled with children and a good Mother's love."
Rose Leary Love
An African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, NC: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1992)