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.