BURNT CORN, ALABAMA

GEORGE MARSHALL

George Marshall is the "father" of the Marshall family. He was born to a slave girl named Ann and her slave master by the name of Bill Marshall. Because George was the slavemaster son received better treatment that of his mother and other slaves. George marry Nellie Lee the daughter of another slave named Fannie Lee. George and Nellie moved to Flat Creek, Alabama and lived there for a short time before moving back to Burnt Corn. The first house was just on the out skirts of Burnt Corn not far from the Old Robinson Store 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.

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