PEG LEG HOWELL (1888 - 1966) lived in Georgia and really did have a peg leg (a leg having been amputated after he was shot in a fight). His real name was Joshua Barnes Howell. He was a farm labourer and a self-taught busking guitarist.
He is on the right; Williams on the left; Anthony centre.
For a great foot-tapping version of Banjo Blues by fifteen of today's New Orleans buskers,
And to hear the original 1928 recording by Peg Leg himself (with Eddie Anthony on violin),