My knowledge of the little school house is not very helpful .... See? if Margaret's memory is partially clear, She could give you a better history. She and Emily were in boarding school in 1904 that first winter attending school to Louise- Your Dad, Mary Walker and I, as I recall it was Louise's first year teaching Miss Annie Phillips had been their governess (an excellent one) I have no idea how long she had taught then. I recall that Flora Williams was a pupil and I believe the three Steptoes attended school there.
Miss Bessie Talliferro (I guessed at spelling) was a teacher prior to Miss Annie. The ... the little classroom was then some before their knowledge. You probably know the place was inherited by Cousin Em from her father James Harris, a forable? person as was his wife, my parents fond? there and enjoyed their house.
Cousin Em and my father were 1/ first cousins. Their house was a real joy in my life. Mary Walker and your Dad as sister and brother. Our children, too, found their experiences there and look back with fondness and interest. Leslie always asks news .... he cherishes time they (love after their of Bill) he enjoyed as a youngster.