On the back someone penciled in "Sydney and her faithful friend Mack." I don't know who Sydney might be. So far the only Sidney in the Moran tree is John Sidney Irvine and this is not him!
We have a few other photographs by Sedberry so I decided to see what I might dig up about him. A brief line appears in the Dresden Enterprise dated April 14, 1893, "W.J. Sedberry, the photographer, invites you to call."
William J. Sedberry was born November 13, 1860 in Lyon County Kentucky. His parents were James Sedberry of North Carolina or Virginia depending on the source and Mary Parmenter. Census sources indicate his wife's name was Nora Belle. When I found the death certificate for "Nora" her name was listed as Clara Belle Scates. Was Nora a nickname or is the death certificate incorrect which happened a lot more than one might think! Her parents were listed as W.F. Scates and Ray Scates, both of Tennessee. I have seen the mother's name listed several ways: Martha Ann Wray, Monica Ann Ray, Mariah Ann Ray, Ann Roy.
In the 1900 Census William and Nora were living in McKenzie, Carroll County TN. It also indicated that Nora had given birth to six children, three were living:
Eric E. b. Oct 1887, 12 years old
Fred C. b. Aug. 1896, 3 years old
Ray (daughter), b. Feb 1900, 3 months old.
And that wraps up what I know at this time about William James Sedberry.