The Shoffners were wealthy landowners in the southern Jackson County town that bore their name.  Here, the patriarch seems to be supervising a goat-cart race among his sons or grandsons.  The lovely two-story home with much attention to architectural detail shows refinement and taste, as do the clothes of all the children.

Courtesy of James Logan Morgan, Jr. and the Butler Center

From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016