Meet Justin Simms
SECOND BUTLER / VALET
Justin Simms was hired through an ad placed in the News Leader for an "efficient Man Body Servant" and went on to assist James Dooley, as well as help William Dilworth with household duties after Mr. Dooley's death.
Meet Abraham, John and Joseph Walker
SECOND BUTLER & CHAUFFEURS
Abraham, John and Joseph Walker, sons of head cook Frances Twiggs Walker, worked at Maymont during the 1920s. Abraham and Joseph both served as chauffeurs, while it is believed John worked as second butler.
Meet Frances Twiggs Walker
The work of the kitchen staff revolved around a rigid schedule with many deadlines. Frances Twiggs Walker, as head cook, would oversee meals on the large cast-iron range for seven to twelve people daily, and for hundreds on special occasions.
Meet James Lewis and Georgia Lewis Anderson
CHAUFFEUR/BUTLER AND LADY'S MAID
James Lewis served as a butler and chauffeur at Maymont, while his sister Georgia Lewis Anderson worked as Sallie Dooley's lady's maid in the 1920s. As lady's maid, she assisting with personal grooming, bedroom and clothing care, while also helping to cook and serve at Maymont when needed and do laundry on occasion.
Meet Nannie and Alice Johnson
HEAD COOK AND KITCHEN MAID / SECOND COOK
Nannie Johnson and her daughter Alice worked on the kitchen staff at Maymont, following a rigid daily schedule while serving seven to twelve people daily, and preparing food for hundreds on special occasions.