NELLIE (LEE) MARSHALL
Nellie was born March 4, 1864 while her mother was still a slave.
Nellie (Lee) Marshall is the "mother" of the Marshall family. Nellie is the
the daughter of a slave named Fannie Lee.
Nellie married George Marshall
they moved to Flat Creek, Alabama and live for a short time before moving back
to Burnt Corn. Their first house was just
on the out skirts of Burnt Corn not far from the Robinson Store that sit on the
Federal Road sometime called on Old Stage Road.
just across from the
Gristmill. The white people of Burnt Corn thought that was too close to them and
forced them to move. They then moved in a house farther up and off the road in
another house that they made home. The
house is still standing as it looks today.
George and Nellie had 11 children as follow:
Irene, Carlie Abney, Roberta, Johnny, Annie Coleman, Rosie Lee, George, Jr.,
Nellie, Maggie, and Pauline.
Nellie learned to read, write and do arithmetic. While a teenager, Nellie passed
the teacher's exam and was certified to teach in Alabama. With her earning she
brought five arces of land.
Nellie also had a brother name Allen McCarter, who along with
their mother Fannie had been sold to Enoch Salter of Green Street area of Burnt Corn.
Fannie was sold for $2000 and Allen was sold for $200.00. Allen had a son named
Joe McCarter that sent Turkeys to the
President of the United States on Thanksgiving.
Nellie died February 2, 1963 at the ripe old age of 99.