Seymour House, Dewy Rose

Dewy Rose GA Elbert County Vernacular Eclectic Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Linda Seymour Byers writes: “This is the home where I grew up. My parents were Guy & Loyce Purcell Seymour. They passed away in 2002 and the property was sold. Since that time, the property has changed owners several times. This house was built by Dad’s uncle Omer Seymour who co-owned the Seymour-Allen Grocery Store in Dewy Rose. After Omer passed away in 1917 and his wife, Julia Thornton Seymour, eventually moved to Elberton. Several families rented the house through the years including my Grandparents, Elliott & Mina Bond Seymour. Eventually, my Dad purchased the house from Julia Seymour and lived there with his parents. My parents married in 1946 and lived in this house raising my two brothers and myself. Dad bought the same store that Omer and W. C. Allen had owned which became Seymour’s Grocery.”

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3 responses to “Seymour House, Dewy Rose

  1. Linda Seymour Byers

    This is the home where I grew up. My parents were Guy & Loyce Purcell Seymour. They passed away in 2002 and the property was sold. Since that time, the property has changed owners several times. This house was built by Dad’s uncle Omer Seymour who co-owned the Seymour-Allen Grocery Store in Dewy Rose. After Omer passed away in 1917 and his wife, Julia Thornton Seymour, eventually moved to Elberton. Several families rented the house through the years including my Grandparents, Elliott & Mina Bond Seymour. Eventually, my Dad purchased the house from Julia Seymour and lived there with his parents. My parents married in 1946 and lived in this house raising my two brothers and myself. Dad bought the same store that Omer and W. C. Allen had owned which became Seymour’s Grocery.

  2. Ray Hopkins

    I remember that Your dad would on occasion park his green Mack truck at the Dewy Rose Baptist church – probably around 1945. It was neat to see.
    Mrs. Mina was a good Sunday school teacher. Your mom and dad were cool. So was Billy and his wife.
    Up until a few years ago I would visit Billy Cornealus and his wife at their home in Vero Beach. She was a Hill. (Billy was Mae Allens son)
    Out of the blue one day many years ago I called your dad and asked if the unique “pump bicycle ” was still around – he replied that he had just recently sold it.

    • Linda Seymour Byers

      Thank you for sharing your memories of Mom and Dad. I never knew Dad had a green truck. The only one I remember is the red one. I have photos of it. Billy Cornelius was Mae’s nephew and heir. His mother was Mae’s sister and lived with her until Mae’s dementia became a problem. Then Lena lived there alone for awhile. Billy handled both of their “stuff” and Dad bought the store and the Allen house from Billy C. I’m trying to think of the name of that bike, but having a blank. We use to try riding it without much luck but Uncle Billy could ride it really far! Sure miss Mom and Dad and that store!

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