Dayna COHEN McMULLEN writes that this photograph was found in the home of her
grandmother, Mary Nell (TATE) RICHTER after her death in April 2002. If the
couple are indeed relatives from her side of the family, the surnames are TATE
or O'SHIELDS and they are probably from the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Dayna believes that the couple could be Jeremiah and Amanda (DYER) TATE of East
Point, Georgia or Harvey and Martha Catherine (FAGAN) O'SHIELDS.
And indeed, this couple has been identified as Jeremiah Thomas TATE (October
12, 1856 - June 26, 1926) and his wife, Amanda Louisa DYER TATE (May 24, 1859 -
August 28, 1926). She was the daughter of David and Eliza DYER of Monroe
County, Georgia. Jeremiah was a dairyman in East Point, Georgia and was the
son of Willis TATE and his wife, Matilda Melinda WARE of Monroe County and then
later of East Point, Fulton County, Georgia.