Monthly Archives: July 2015

The McCrary Slaves – Who Were They?

It all started with finding out about Martha, the 14 year old black child who was “deeded” over to Mary Jane Kellum McCrary from her father Thomas R. Kellum.  See past post here.  This had me digging into additional records to … Continue reading

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The Manhattan Project and the Oak Ridge Bus Tour

Since moving to Knoxville, the Manhattan Project has become more than interest and moved into a “hobby”.   It has all the elements of a compelling story: WWII, scientific discovery, human drama, conspiracy and ethical decisions. In high school we were … Continue reading

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Alabama Memories: IGHR and the Kellum and McCrary Families

So where have I been all these weeks? In the first part of June, I was in Alabama finally attending the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s been a goal to do it … Continue reading

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