James M.. Hubbert This picture is signed Yours Truly James M. Hubbert on the front and is taken by Carl Giers of Nashville, TN. dated September 2, 1873. He is thought to be a student at Cumberland University when James Wilson Helm was there. There is another picture that has James Wilson Helm’s name on the back, that is taken by the same studio and the two men look like the same person to me.

Under the description for James M Hubbert, I contacted Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN and they found where James Wilson Helm from Sugar Grove, KY graduated in 1875 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. They also had James Monroe Hubbert that graduated the same year with the same degree. They did not locate a Richard B. Thornton as being in school there.

Submitted by Bob Law from the John Barnett Helm Album