• Ashlar Hall on Central. Home of Brinkley and Sara Day Snowden. Named after the type of granite used in its construction, the home was designed by Brinkley Snowden.

  • Bob, Grace and baby Sara Day on steps of Snowden House, 1923

  • “Portrait of Captain William Day” (great grandfather of Sara Day Snowden, my great grandmother): Captain William Day, although a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, was educated in England for service in the English navy. About eighteen months before the declaration of peace between England and France in 1763, Captain Day, in command of the ship “Blakeney”, encountered a fleet of five French ships which he succeeded in capturing, taking them all to Plymouth, England. For this feat, King George II ordered that Captain William Day’s portrait be painted by the court painter, John Singleton Copley. In still further recognition of his bravery, Captain Day commissioned Admiral in the British Navy and was received at court by the King who presented him a sword and dueling pistols.

  • Carrera marble fireplace and gilded three-panel mirror at Ashlar Hall that was moved to Snowden House in the 1950’s where it now graces the living room.

  • Chandelier at Ashlar Hall that now hangs in entrance hall of Snowden House.

  • “Daddy and his 3 Girls”, December 1941 on the occasion of Sally’s first marriage to Pete Hughes: Sally, Bob, Edie and Happy as child in front

  • Christmas at Ashlar Hall, 1934. RBS (standing, center) Grace Snowden (standing, second to his right), Sara Day, “Sally” (standing far right), Sara Day, “Nanny” (front row, seated with baby), Brinkley Snowden (seated, center, with teddy bear).

  • Colonels of the Civil War; General Robert Bogardus Snowden seated in center.

  • Commercial Appeal article, 1937

  • Crowley Ridge Chronicle article on The Snowdens, published in late ‘60’s

  • David McKay (aka H.R.), New York head shot for his career in the theatre

  • General Robert Bogardus Snowden (1836 – 1909), Colonel in the Civil War, and the first Snowden to come to Memphis. Best known as “Colonel Snowden.” He had an illustrious career of battle in the ‘War Between the States’, engaged in its battles from its inception until the end where he was with General Lee at Appomattox when the General surrendered and thence in the car with President Davis where Johnson’s army surrendered. He gave Jefferson Davis the horse on which the latter afterward was captured. The first Snowden to reside in Memphis, he was friends with John Overton and the two of them started buying up land in Memphis. He was highly active in the development of Memphis, in the building of the street railway, the Shelby County Turnpike, and was director of or largely interested in many factories, banks, railroads, insurance and land companies, and was purported to be one of the highest taxpayers of the state of Tennessee. When he married Miss Annie Overton Brinkley, the granddaughter of John Overton, she was one of the richest heiresses in Tennessee. For a wedding present her father, Robert Brinkley, bought the antebellum home on Lamar where they resided, now known as ‘Annesdale’, having been named after her.

  • Grace M. Snowden as Red Cross Nurse, 1918

  • Grace and Bob Snowden, mid-1960’s

  • Grace Mountcastle (smiling and looking into camera), at approximately 4 years old, with brother Frank, mother Edith, with grandmother and great-grandmother in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Grace Mountcastle Snowden, 1920’s

  • Grace holds baby with Happy sitting next to her among local visitors, April 1943

  • Lord and Lady Halifax visit Snowden House, April 1943

  • Lord and Lady Halifax visit Snowden House, April 1943

  • Horseshoe Lake, Bruins AR 1923. The region at that time was known as Bruins, after a farm by that name southwest of Horseshoe Plantation on Porter Lake that is still in existence to this day. Bruins, latin for ‘bear’, for all of the bears in the area at that time.

  • Portrait of Sara Day Snowden by Philip de Laszlo

  • Johnny and his wife, Elaine, 1943. Last known photo of them together.

  • Tribute to Grace Snowden by Junior League of Memphis

  • Little Rocket investors

  • Lt. Col. John B. Snowden II, and Lt. Col. Robert B. Snowden on steps of Ashlar Hall, 1943

  • The McKay Family: Sally and David with Grace on Sally’s lap and Katie in David’s arms at Ashlar Hall on the occasion of the wedding of Dorothy (“Happy”) Snowden to Frank Jones, June 21, 1956.

  • McKay girls: Grace, Martha and Katie on Snowden Bank circa 1960

  • Memphis Press-Scimitar article, March 15, 1961

  • Bob & Grace, 55th wedding anniversary, 1974

  • King Robert B. Snowden, Jr. and Queen Valerie Caughlin, Cotton Carnival, 1933

  • Robert Bogardus Snowden II, circa 1918

  • Sara Day Snowden, 1901

  • Sara Day Snowden, 1940

  • Sara Day Snowden (center) with (L to R) daughter, Annie Dorothy Hughetta, Brinkley Snowden, Thomas Day (standing) and John Bayard seated in the lap of Robert Bogardus 1915

  • Sara Day Snowden, 1890’s

  • Sara Day Snowden

  • Snowden Family Crest: Arms—Argent on a fess azure between three escallops gules, as many mullets. Crest—A peacock in his pride proper. Motto—Dum spiro spero. (While I have breath I hope.)

  • Snowden Hill and the Adjacent Country in North Wales

  • Gathering of visitors on Snowden House steps, April 1943

  • Snowden women, Christmas at Ashlar Hall, 1951. “Happy” (Dorothy Snowden standing in back), Left to right – seated: Grace Snowden, Nanny (Mrs. Brinkley Snowden), Sally Snowden Hughes. Seated in front: Edie Snowden Baker.

  • Snowdens at home, circa 1970’s

  • Summer Fun

  • Summer Fun

  • “They were biting” Happy fisherman showing off his catch of bass caught along Snowden Bank, June 26, 1951.

  • Tribute from Hill School, which Bob attended, “Bob & Grace After 46 Years of Happiness”

  • Cal Alley cartoon

  • Bessie and William, the Snowdens’ faithful servants, shown with the Snowdens and Dorothy and Stan Rowe

  • Robert Bogardus Snowden is inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame for his design of “The Little Rocket”, 1981

  • “Mommie kills ducks”, Grace Snowden at Kingdom Come Hunting Lodge in Stuttgart, Arkansas mid-50's.

  • Bobby Day Smith, Allen Morgan, RBS, & Snowden Boyle at Kingdom Come, circa 1970’s

  • Bob and Grace Snowden’s home on plantation 10/28/22, Bruins AR

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