This is Mrs. Annie Johnson and Mr. William Johnson, and her two toddling son. She don't have a lot of money, slight ability to read and add simple numbers.
Annie Johnson told her husband that she was dissatisfaction with their marriage, William Johnson conceded that he too found it to be less than he expected, and had been secretly hoping to leave and study religion.
Annie is over 6ft. tall, big-boned, decided that she would not go to work as a domestic and leave her "precious babes" to anyone else's care. There was no possibility of being hired at the town's cotton grin or lumber mill.
She worked into the early hours boiling chicken and frying ham. She made dough and filled the rolled-out pastry with the meat. At last she went to sleep
The next morning she left her house carrying the meat pies, lard, an iron brazier, and coals for a fire. Just before lunch she appeared in an empty lot behind the cotton grin.