Nellie was born March 4, 1864 while her mother Fannie Lee was still a slave.
Nellie (Lee) Marshall is considered the "Mother" of the Marshall family. Nellie is the daughter of a slave named Fannie Lee.
Nellie met and married George Marshall and they moved to Flat Creek, Alabama
and live there 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 Robertson
The white people of Burnt Corn thought that was too close to them and
forced them to move. They then moved into a house farther up and off the road in
another house that where they made home. The
house is still standing as it looks today.
It said that Mr. Ellis purchased the house from the Marshalls.
George and Nellie had 11 children as follow:
Nellie learned to read, write and do arithmetic while her mother Fannie worked at the Boarding House
while she playing with the Boarding House owner grandkids who taught her to read and write. While a teenager, Nellie passed the teacher's exam and was certified to teach in Alabama.
With her earning as a teacher she brought five acres 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 later as an adult sent Turkeys to the
President of the United States on Thanksgiving. Allen also had a daughter named Fannie Mae
Nellie died February 2, 1963 at the ripe old age of 99.