BURNT CORN, ALABAMA

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 and 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.

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