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MY GREAT AUNT---AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN

Anthia Jane Brady Hughes was an independent woman, well ahead of her time. William “Doc” Hughes, her husband was a businessman with many interest and pursuits. Information regarding my maternal grandparents is from a review of letters, documents, papers and my observations and conservation’s with them as a child growing up in their household, along with my parents, Aunt Willie, and brother. At intervals, Anthia had responsibility for younger siblings, and other relatives. She worked on her uncle’s riverboat and became interested in a passenger’s camera. This started her interest photographs that eventually resulted in the establishment of the Brady Sisters Studio in Bridgeport Alabama and South Pittsburg Tennessee with Kempt. Anthia and William Darius Hughes…