Tag Archives: Irvin McCrary

Life Can Be Taxing

I got my hair done last week. It’s one of those place where they have specialists, one person does your color and another does your cut. They make an effort to remember who you are. I suspect they actually put … Continue reading

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Legacy of Slave Ownership – Matthew McCrary’s Slaves Part 2

Slave ownership is sticky and not in good way.  I wanted to know what happened to Matthew McCrary’s slaves when he died (see past post). I haven’t found a document that told of the final disposition of his slaves in … Continue reading

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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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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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