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June 21, 2017

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Posted June 21, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi Everyone,

I write to invite you to visit my website, annieshawbarnes.com, click on the Photo Gallery page, and view pictures from 1861. If you have time to view my Photo Gallery, I (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

June 9, 2017

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Bennie, Gabrielle, and I enjoyed experiencing patriotism at its best at Mount Rushmore in Black Hills, South Dakota
Posted June 9, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Bennie, our Granddaughter Gabrielle, and I went to Mount Rushmore (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 25, 2017

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As you recall, the summer of 2000, Bennie, Gabrielle, and I were in New York

Posted May 25, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Bennie, Gabrielle, and I concluded our New York vacation with a series of other (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 24, 2017

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As you recall, the summer of 2000, Bennie and I took our granddaughter Gabrielle, Sixth-Generation family Shaw woman to New York

Posted May 24, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

While Bennie, my husband, Gabrielle, and I were (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 22, 2017

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As you recall, the summer of 2000, Bennie and I took our granddaughter Gabrielle, Sixth-Generation family Shaw woman to New York

Posted May 22, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Bennie, Gabrielle, and I are settled in at (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 12, 2017

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The summer of 2000, we took Sixth-Generation Gabrielle to New York

Posted May 12, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

The summer of 2000 we drove to New York City and carried Gabrielle on vacation.

Gabrielle lay down on (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 11, 2017

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Today I share two more pictures of Gabrielleís vacation with Bennie and me in Philadelphia, PA, Summer of 1999

Posted May 11, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

I write to share two final pictures of our (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 10, 2017

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Here is more of Gabrielleís vacation with Bennie and me in Philadelphia, PA, Summer of 1999

Posted May 10, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

The Betsy Ross House was a great attraction to Gabrielle and other (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 9, 2017

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As you recall, Bennie and I took Gabrielle to Philadelphia, PA, Summer of 1999

Posted May 9, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Gabrielle, the young girl was fascinated with what she was learning in Philadelphia.

Today, I (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

May 8, 2017

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The summer of 1999, Bennie and I took Gabrielle to Philadelphia, PA

Posted May 8, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

The summer of 1999, we took Gabrielle to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We lived at the plush Benjamin Franklin Hotel (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 28, 2017

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Bennie and I took our Granddaughter Gabrielle to D.C.

Posted Apr 28, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

The summer of 1998, we took Gabrielle to Washington, D.C., and she was cheerful about the opportunity to (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 26, 2017

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Granddaughter, Sixth-generation Shaw family girl, attends my book signing at elitist First Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia

Posted Apr 26, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

I write to share pictures of Gabrielle attending my book (Everyday (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 21, 2017

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Our Granddaughter, Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, sixth generation Shaw family girl and her Grandpa Bennie, my husband, enjoyed mutual family love


Posted Apr 21, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Bennie and Lady Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, sixth generation (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 20, 2017

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Our Granddaughter, Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, sixth generation Shaw family member, enjoyed a great childhood with her Grandpa Bennie, my husband

Posted Apr 20, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Bennie and Lady Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, sixth generation (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 19, 2017

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Our Granddaughter, sixth generation Shaw family member, enjoyed a great childhood with her Grandpa Bennie, my husband

Posted Apr 19, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Today I blog to show you a taste of life between (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 17, 2017

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On The Runway

The theme of Gabrielle Diamanta Jonesís, sixth generation Shaw family member, art piece tody is baseball

Posted Apr 17, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Today concludes Granddaughter Gabrielleís art gallery, and it is entitled (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 13, 2017

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Please see more art work of sixth-generation Shaw family member, my Granddaughter, Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, that she created the summer following third grade

Posted Apr 13, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Gabrielleís theme in her (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 12, 2017

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Love for Grandma

Please see more of sixth-generation Shaw family member, Gabrielle Diamanta Jonesís, art work at Norfolk Academy, Virginia summer after her third-grade year

Posted Apr 12, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

I am blogging again today (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

April 11, 2017

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Love for Grandma

Please see more of my Granddaughterís art work at Norfolk Academy, Virginia summer after her third-grade year.

Posted Apr 11, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Today, I blog to show Gabrielleís drawing at the (more…)

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April 6, 2017

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Happiness

Gabrielle enjoyed her art class at private Norfolk Academy for pre-college students.

Posted Apr 6, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

As you recall in the last blog, Granddaughter Gabrielle, 6th generation Shaw family member, attended an (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

March 30, 2017

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Gabrielle, 6th generation family Shaw member, †enjoyed hula hooping at our local recreation center, crabbing on the Lynnhaven pier, and going the†beach to ride water waves, swim, make an acquaintance, build sand castles with her grandpa, and play in the sand

Posted Mar 30, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Family (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

March 29, 2017

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My husband Bennie and I first enjoyed our Granddaughter Gabrielle.

Posted Mar 29, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Please join me to see more pictures of Gabrielle before I return to conversations about our vacations and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

March 28, 2017

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My husband Bennie and I began enjoy sixth generation family member, Gabrielle Diamanta Jones when she is a baby and I will share some of the glorious experience

Posted Mar 28, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

(more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

March 3, 2017

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My husband and I began taking our Granddaughter Gabrielle, sixth generation Shaw family member, now a young lady, out of town on fun vacations.

Posted Mar 3, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Of the nine summers (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

March 2, 2017

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Gabrielle Jones, our sixth generation Shaw family member, enjoyed crabbing for Blue Crabs on the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier here in Virginia Beach, VA

Posted March 2, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

We also took Gabrielle crabbing (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

March 1, 2017

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Grand parenting was a busy, but enjoyable time for Bennie and me.

Posted March 1, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Summers ended, but spring kept turning into summer, again, and Gabrielle continued visiting Bennie and me (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 27, 2017

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As a grandmother, when Gabrielle came for her summer visits, I baked gourmet zucchini pies and gourmet coconut cakes that could weigh 20 spongy mouth-watering pounds, and she loved them.

Posted Feb 27, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 24, 2017

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Other activities Bennie, Gabrielle, our granddaughter, and I enjoyed during her summer visits to Virginia Beach

Posted Feb 24, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Bennie, Gabrielle, and I visited the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.

She was (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 23, 2017

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The early years of our Granddaughter Gabrielle summers with us

Posted 23, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Gabrielle would spend four weeks with us every summer, and we did many things together in Virginia Beach and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 21, 2017

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Daddy arrived back at home to Beulah Mae Shaw, my understanding stepmother and peer

Posted Feb 21, 1017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

When Daddy arrived at the Florala bus station, he took his suitcase and walked (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 20, 2017

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Daddy and I prepared him to travel by bus back home and, though he could not read, with his first-grade education, he had an excellent memory and travelled back to his beloved second wife without making a mistake

Posted Feb 20, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 16, 2017

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The love-filled breakfast at Mamaís house during the 1980 Shaw/Boykin family reunion

Posted Feb 16, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

The next morning, Bennie, Mama, Trina, and I prepared breakfast. That was the first private (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

February 14, 2017

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For the first time, since February, 1945, Daddy, Mama, and I slept under the same roof

Posted Feb 14, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

After an afternoon and early evening of fun and sitting around and talking, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 26, 2017

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More of the flavor of the 1980 Shaw/Boykin family reunion up north

Posted Jan 26, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

One of their two days at our house, we took them to our famed Virginia Beach (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 25, 2017

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More of the flavor of the 1980 Shaw/Boykin family reunion up north

Posted Jan 25, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

While they were at our home, breakfast, lunch, or dinner was prepared, and we told them (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 24, 2017

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More of the flavor of the treatment we gave the Shaw/Boykins during our 1980 family reunion

Posted Jan 24, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

While Bennie, Trina, and I cooked, Aunts Camilla and Vernell sat in (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 23, 2017

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Mama, Bennie, and Fifth Generation Girl, Trina, and I cleaned our houses, prepared food and desserts, and stowed them in deep freezers in joyful anticipation of hosting the 1980 Shaw/Boykin family reunion and the 4 day celebration finally arrived

Posted Jan 23, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 20, 2017

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In 1965, Bennie and I became the proud parents of our daughter, Trina Miranda Barnes, the Fifth Generation Shaw family member

Posted Jan 20, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Our daughter, Trina Miranda Barnes Jones Scott, is (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 19, 2017

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I am Fourth Generation Shaw family member, and I married Bennie Mamaduke Barnes, a high school mathematics teacher who, changed jobs, and worked his way up in the United States Defense Department

Posted Jan 19, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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(more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 18, 2017

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I am the Fourth Generation member of the Shaw family and, in the north I started off living with Mama and our Cousin Bennie in Sunbury, North Carolina, but moved swiftly to other places

Posted Jan 18, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

January 17, 2017

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Daddy was unhappy about his earnings on Mr. Jim Calhounís land and took Mama and me, a Fourth Generation Shaw girl, further south in Alabama to work the land

Posted Jan 17, 2017

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Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2016

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Posted Dec 16, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone,

I write to thank you for following the series on my Shaw family in 2016, and I invite you back January 16, 2017 for us to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.ís Birthday, and we will celebrate the great man who helped all of us. On January 18, I will resume (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 15, 2016

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Daddy told me why he would not change his name

Posted Dec 15, 2016

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Later, Daddy told me he didnít change his name because he was tired of Granddaddy ďmessingĒ with (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 13, 2016

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Aftermath of name change for Daddyís family from Shaw to Boykin, though Daddy remained Shaw

Posted Dec 13, 2016

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Daddy and Granddaddy knew the feeling of family love.

Daddy later told (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 12, 2016

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Soon, after I turned three years old, Granddaddy changed his name from Shaw, one of my great grandmother Julieí loverís name, to Boykin, the name of his father, who was later married to Great Grandmother Julie, when he was born

Posted Dec 12 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 9, 2016

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My first and only birthday party

Posted Dec. 9, 2016

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Hi everyone,

I remember my only birthday party, as though it were today.

I turned three years old on Mr. Jim Calhoun sharecropping farm, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 6, 2016

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In later years, Mama told me my life, as a baby, on a pallet on the ground between cotton, corn, and peanut rows

Posted Dec 6, 2016

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Mama and Daddy needed to (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 5, 2016

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Mama returned to working the land and left me at home clean and full to keep me from getting hungry, and Daddy pulled a prank

Posted Dec 5, 2016

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When I was (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 2, 2016

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Mama and I were required to stay in our dark birthing room a month to fulfill a Negro custom
in the early part of the twentieth century

Posted Dec 2, 2016

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Negro (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

December 1, 2016

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Daddy told Uncle Sam and Mama Sarah, who lived in our second bedroom, about my birth and
Mama Sarah prophesied, over me, saying that I would grow up to be a good woman

Posted Dec 1, 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 29, 2016

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In this conversation, Mama completes birthing me, a Fourth Generation Shaw family member, with the help of her seasoned midwife, Mittie Billups

Posted Nov 29, 2016

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I am almost in the world.

(more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 28, 2016

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In this conversation, Mama birthed me, a Fourth Generation Shaw family member, with the help of a midwife, which was customary for Negro women, in the first part of the 20th century, when they birthed children

Posted Nov 28, 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 23, 2016

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Aunt Willie Lee asked Daddy a question on his wedding night

Posted Nov 23, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Daddyís siblings were quite a bunch on Daddyís wedding day.

The eleven Shaw sisters and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 22, 2016

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Annie Bell Shaw, my mama, became a Shaw, forever

Posted 22, 2016

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Annie Bell became a Shaw and always remained a Shaw.

Granddaddy and Grand Mama called Annie Bell ďDaughter,Ē and Daddyí (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 21, 2016

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After Daddyís and Mamaís marriage, there was a wedding celebration

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Dear everyone,

After Daddy's and Annie Bell's marriage ceremony, there were good times for everyone.

Wedding guests greeted (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 18, 2016

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Daddy and Annie Bell exchanged marriage vows in Granddaddyís front yard and the wedding was the most joyful occasion in the Shaw family

Posted Nov 18, 2016

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Because Granddaddy started the (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 17, 2016

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The guests dressed up to attend Daddyís and Annie Bellís wedding

Posted Nov 17, 2016

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Daddy went in style, driving Granddaddyís Model-T Ford to escort Mama to their wedding.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 16, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam and Grand Mama Courtney gave Daddy and Mama a beautiful wedding in their acre front yard lined with trees and hitching posts for their visiting friendsí mules

Posted Nov 16, 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 15, 2016

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Daddy proposed marriage to Annie Bell

Posted Nov15, 2016

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Hi everyone,

After Daddy and Annie Bell courted eight months, one night, they were especially happy.

When Uncle Sam and Mama Sarah didnít (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 7, 2016

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After Daddy turned 21 years old, Annie Bell was the woman he set his eyes and heart on for marriage

Posted Nov 7, 2016

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Daddy didnít ever take his eyes and heart (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 4, 2016

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Annie Bell Rutherfordís work life in Cohassett, Alabama

Posted Nov 4, 2016

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Annie Bell did not ever forget the eight years in Uncle Sam's house.

They did not have children. Annie (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 3, 2016

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Annie Bell Rutherford, my mama, when she was twelve-years-old, started a new life in a new place, Cohassett, Alabama, where Daddy lived

Posted Nov 3, 2016

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Annie Bell turned twelve years old (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 2, 2016

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Annie Bell was tossed around, until Catholic Sisters in Macon, Georgia, saw her in the yard and visited her and their family and made her a promise

Posted Nov 2, 2016

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Annie (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 1, 2016

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Grand Mama Alice Rutherford 1880s Photo
Daddy eyed the daughter of my Grand Mama Alice

Posted Nov 1, 2016

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This is my grandmother Alice Rutherford who was impregnated, by a white medical doctor, and nine months later birthed (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 31, 2016

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Annie Bell Rutherfordís history was plain and extended

Posted Oct 31, 2016

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Who was the woman my daddy eyed?

She was Annie Bell born in 1908 to Miss Alice Rutherford in Culloden, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 28, 2016

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Daddy was grown and searched for a wife and set his eyes and heart on Annie Bell Rutherford

Posted Oct 28, 2016

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Daddy looked around for a hard-working woman with high morality. (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 27, 2016

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After Granddaddyís and Grand Mamaís dozen children, including Daddy, reached 21 years of age, they had distinct personalities

Posted Oct 27, 2016

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After each Shaw child reached 21 years-of-age, my grandparents told (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 26, 2016

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Granddaddy and our family became ďFirst Colored Citizens of Evergreen, AlabamaĒ because of our excellence, as a family, and the title was awarded by the white citizens in Evergreen.

Posted Oct 26, 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 25, 2016

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Mealtime manners at Granddaddyís and Grand Mamaís house

Posted Oct 25, 2016

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My grandparents required all of us to come to the table and be seated at the same time.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 24, 2016

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The customized Lazy-Susan Table, a museum piece, was my Shaw familyís dining table

Posted Oct 24, 2016

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My Shaw family ate their meals at a customized Lazy-Susan table, that Granddaddy had (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 21, 2016

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My Granddaddy and Grand Mama provided abundant food on the table for mealtime

Posted Oct 21, 2016

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In addition to farming, my grandparents kept an abundance of food on the table for (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 20, 2016

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Todayís other lessons from Granddaddyís business acumen

Posted Oct 20, 2016

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It follows that all black Americans ought to be smart on their jobs and get what they deserve and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 19, 2016

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Granddaddy told the 20th century white manís philosophy of Negro working people was flawed and contradictory. Has white manís philosophy changed?

Posted Oct 19, 2016

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White cotton, peanut, and corn (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 18, 2016

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Granddaddy used other ways to get white buyers of peanuts, cotton, and corn, to pay him the same price they paid white farmers for their farm products

Posted Oct 18, 2016

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Still (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 14, 2016

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Granddaddy was a successful farmer in the 20th century.

Posted Oct 14, 2016

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Granddaddy was a businessman farmer and instructed Daddy, as the under-patriarch, to require all his sisters and brothers to (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 13, 2016

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Granddaddy gave daddy, his overseer, disciplinary power over his sisters and brothers

Posted Oct 13, 2016

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Granddaddy understood that for Daddy to run a good farm staff, he needed disciplinary power, and, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 12, 2016

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Granddaddy nicknamed my daddy, Adam Shaw, Jr. ďBoyĒ to keep him humble, to serve as under-patriarch of the Shaw family farm business

Posted Oct 12, 2016

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Granddaddy prepared to become a businessman (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 11, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam and Grand Mama Courtney organized and reorganized my daddy, aunts, and uncles, in different jobs, like corporations

Posted Oct 11, 2016

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As a farmer, Granddaddy insisted that Grand Mama, Daddy, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 10, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam was a good business man

Posted Oct 10, 2016

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I loved my grandfather with passion because he loved me, had genuine manhood, and believed in working hard, because that was (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 7, 2016

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Granddaddyís good memory paid off

Posted Oct 7, 2016

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Granddaddy was a man with a good memory and everyone in the family knew it.
While he was enjoying liquor and drunkenness, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 6, 2016

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My granddaddy taught, another way, in the 20th century, that liquor-drinking men should control the habit and not let it control them

Posted Oct 6, 2016

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Though I am not encouraging black (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 5, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam Shaw, Sr. was a liquor-drinking man and taught black men how to drink and save their money

Posted Oct 5, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Yes, my wonderful granddaddy was a liquor-drinking man, too.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 4, 2016

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Granddaddy loved his siblings born to his mother who was freed from slavery, in 1861, and the conversation shows that he became an investor in more land to help Uncle Charlie Moore, his half-sibling, born to Great Grandmother Julie, to keep the land in the family

Posted Oct 4, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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October 3, 2016

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Granddaddy was a financial investor

Posted Oct 3, 2016

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Granddaddy was also a financial investor.

Granddaddy became an investor by pulling bark and gambling and saving his money. When he accumulated enough (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 30, 2016

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Granddaddy was a gambling man

Posted Sept 30, 2016

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Granddaddy was a gambling man.

He gambled with cards, and my research into card playing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, indicated that (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 29, 2016

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Granddaddy liked the large tar industry

Posted Sept 29, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Granddaddy liked the tar manufacturing industry and his job was called pulling tar.

Granddaddy made certain he earned a thousand dollars a (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 28, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam understood that he worked in the widespread tar industry

Posted Sept 28, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Tar was not a new industry in America in the 1930s and 1940s.

The industry had existed (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 27, 2016

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What is tar that Granddaddy Adam emptied from cups under indentations on pine trees?

Posted Sept 27, 2016

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What is tar?

Tar is a blackish brown liquid that carries the scent of (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 26, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam pulled bark to get tar, from pine trees, to earn financial support for his family

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After marriage, Granddaddy did hard labor-- pulling bark to get tar (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 23, 2016

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It was Granddaddy who set the work standard for Grand Mama and my daddy, uncles, and aunts and was a smart businessman, in all areas of his life, who obtained the right pay for his work, gambling, and farm products

Posted Sept 23, 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 22, 2016

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Daddy went to see a few girls

Posted Sept 22, 2016

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My daddy went to see a few girls.

He saw each one, once or twice, but courted only one woman, before (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 21, 2016

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The way Uncle Jack courted and the lessons it showed

Posted Sept 21, 2016

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With all my unclesí efforts, especially Uncle Jackís and Uncle Charlieís, there was very little romance (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 20, 2016

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Uncle Charlie received an unexpected kiss

Posted Sept 20, 2016

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Uncle Charlie desperately wanted a kiss one night and his desire was fulfilled.

His girlfriend's mother lit a kerosene oil lamp and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 19, 2016

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Uncle Charlieís courting was the most exciting in the Shaw family

Posted Sept 19, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Uncle Charlie's courting life was the most exciting in my Shaw family.

As you know, he (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 16, 2016

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Rites of passage in families are better for children than ďthings passage of life,Ē which saps their substance and joy from everything

Posted Sept 16, 2016

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Without family rites of passage, some (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 15, 2016

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Granddaddy's focus on raising children, who experience family rituals, allowed us to derive other beneficial information to raise good families


Posted Sept 15, 2016

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Hi everyone,

In 2016, we need to help the young generation, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 14, 2016

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The Shaw childrenís rite of passage to manhood

Posted Sept 14, 2016

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My grandparents tried to make men out of my daddy and uncles.

In the midst of a family, where (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 13, 2016

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My daddy, Adam Shaw, Jr., had his own mischievous story

Posted Sept 13, 2016

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Daddy had his own mischievous story that yielded a whipping.

One night, his brothers heard him taking one (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 12, 2016

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Granddaddy Adamís family, in this conversation, looked like the Prodigal Sonís family in the Bible

Posted Sept 12, 2016

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My Uncle Gilbert acted in ways that made our Shaw family (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 9, 2016

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The Shaw children were mischievous
Posted Sept 9, 2016
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The Shaw children were lively and mischievous.

Without my grandparents knowing, when they became angry with each other, they agreed to go to (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 8, 2016

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Except for Daddy, the Shaw children had fun playing, like most children

Posted Sept 8, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Except for Daddy, the Shaw children had fun playing, like most children.

They shot marbles, fished, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 6, 2016

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Two other successful parenting lessons derived from Granddaddyís unfair disciplining, once, of his sons

Posted Sept 6, 2016

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Granddaddy suggests two valuable lesson for 2016 about punishing and whipping children..

The lesson (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 2, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam and Grand Mama Courtney taught my daddy, uncles, and aunts how to be best friends

Posted Sept 2, 2016

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The dozen Shaw children paired off.

Daddy's two sisters paired off, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 1, 2016

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According to Granddaddy, family authority over children should be in the hands of parents

Posted September 1, 2016

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Granddaddy teaches that parents should know their childrenís friends and acquaintances and this (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 30, 2016

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When the Shaw children were lied on, they told Granddaddy the truth, but, once, he didnít listen

Posted Aug 30, 2016

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I will tell you a story about a man who (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 29, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam and Grand Mama Courtney punished Daddy and my uncles and aunts, so fairly, until that is one of their favorite stories in our family history

Posted Aug 29, 2016

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Children (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 26, 2016

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Now, I will tell you about the whipping my Uncle Dollar Bill remembered best

Posted August 26, 2016

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Uncle Dollar Bill was tall, congenial, quiet, and weighed his words and told me (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 25, 2016

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Whippings were an event at my Granddaddyís house

Posted Aug 25, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Whippings at Granddaddyís and Grand Mamaís house were an event.

When a Shaw sister or brother was (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 24, 2016

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My uncles and aunts preferred Granddaddy Adamís whippings to Grand Mama Courtneyís whippings

Posted Aug 24, 2016

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Hi everyone,

Daddy voiced, "The children preferred Pawís to Monhís whippingsĒ and told (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 23, 2016

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Granddaddy was deeply involved in helping Grand Mama Courtney raise daddy and my aunts and uncles

Posted Aug 23, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam Shaw, Sr. took part in raising my daddy, aunts, and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 22, 2016

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It follows that Granddaddy and Grandma raised my daddy and his eleven siblings, fairly, with the ďswitch,Ē branch cut or broke off a tree

Posted Aug 22, 2016

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When the Shaw children (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 19, 2016

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How did Granddaddy and Grand Mama raise my daddy and his eleven siblings?

Posted Aug 19, 2016

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Granddaddy and Grand Mama decided to raise Daddy, my aunts, and uncles to be morally (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 18, 2016

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My daddy was different from his siblings because he was born with a veil over his face

Posted Aug 18, 2016

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Unlike Daddyís brothers and sisters, he was born with a (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 17, 2016

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In love, Granddaddy Adam and Grandmother Courtney became parents to 14 children, the Third Generation in the Shaw family

Posted Aug 17, 2016

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In heartfelt love, Granddaddy Adam Shaw, Sr. and Grandmother Courtney (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 16, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam and Grandmother Courtney never said anything to hurt each otherís feelings

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Granddaddy and Grand Mama never said anything to hurt each other's feelings.

What a lesson (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 15, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam Shaw, Sr. and his second wife, Grand Mama Courtney, never had an argument

Posted Aug 15, 2016

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I asked my daddy, Adam Shaw, Jr., to tell me about Granddaddy and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 12, 2016

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Granddaddy Adam and Grandmother Courtney called each other sweet names and romanced each otherís backs and lips, when the spirit hit them, in and out of their childrenís presence

Posted Aug 12, 2016

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 11, 2016

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My handsome granddaddy Adam Shaw was married twice, and he and his second wife, Grand Mama Courtney, romanced a lifetime.

Posted Aug 11, 2016

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During Granddaddy Adam Shawís 99 years of life, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 10, 2016

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Today I introduce the Second Generation in my Shaw family. He is Granddaddy Adam Shaw, Sr., born in marriage to Great Grandmother Julie and Great Granddaddy Josh Boykin, and he married Grand Mama Courtney

Posted Aug 10, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 9, 2016

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I have talked about some of Great Grandmother Julieís peers. After their varied life and her improved self-taught understanding about sex, family organization, and family life, she married my great grandfather, Josh Boykin, and conceived my grandfather and birthed him in their married union.

Posted Aug 9, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 8, 2016

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My husbandsí antebellum ancestors were peers of Great Grandmother Julie and next time, we will continue my family story that reaches from 1861 to 2014

Posted Aug 8, 2016

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My husband, Bennie Barnes, shares (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 5, 2016

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Dr. Benson, had a confluence of blacks and whites in his genealogy and the antebellum ones were ahead of my grandmother Julie

Posted August 5, 2016
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Dr. Bensonís relatives were during (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 4, 2016

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I have one friend, Mrs. Massie, in Royal Oak Manor Neighborhood in Northwest Atlanta, Georgia, whose grandmother was great grandmotherís peer, and she worked for Confederate Brigadier General Beauregard during the War between the states to keep them slave peers

Posted August 4, 2016
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 3, 2016

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Mr. Marshall, in Royal Oak Manor, knew about two of his ancestors who were Great Grandmother Julieís peers

Posted Aug 3, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

Mr. Marshallís two relatives, in the Antebellum Era, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 2, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Mr. Mitchell lived in Royal Oak Manor in Northwest Atlanta told me his grandfather was another one of my great grandmother Julieís peers

Posted Aug 2, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Mr. Mitchell told me (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

August 1, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

While Great Grandmother Julie was still unmarried, I will tell you about her slave peers, during the Antebellum Era. They are my friendsí ancestors. I was told these insightful true stories about the Antebellum Era in 1969 and 1970, while conducting research for my doctoral dissertation, in the Royal Oak Manor neighborhood in Northwest Atlanta, and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 29, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, White Man on Sex Wefare, White Man on Economic Welfare, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

After slavery, Great Grandmother Julie was still unmarried and, another woman, during early freedom, whose family I know, had a relative and, without knowing it, her husband was, also, her son

Posted July 29, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 28, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

My great grandmother Julie provided more evidence that her slave master did not teach her how to live free with good family organization and family life

Posted July 28, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Great Grandmother Julie exhibited lack (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 27, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, White Man on Sex Wefare, White Man on Economic Welfare, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

My Great Grandmother Julie is evidence that white slave masters did not teach their slaves good family life

Posted July 27, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Listen to type of family life my great grandmother Julie learned in slavery.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 26, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Slave masters did not provide Great Grandmother Julie family lessons. Judging by the shades of Black America, they learned the reverse, from them, and perpetuated the worse they learned, instead of copying the relatively few loving married slave unions unbroken on the slave auction block

Posted July 26, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 25, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

After the Emancipation Proclamation, white man continued to be build America on Great Grandmother Julieís, Granddaddy Adam Shaw, Sr., and Daddy, Adam Shaw, Jr. and his familyís backs, and others, like us, and, without doubt, white man should give us half credit for America and half the good opportunities of every sort.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 22, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Racial Equality, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

My great grandmother Julie was happy to be freed two years, before the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation that changed the status of Negroes, but in 253 years, we are still in bondage to white man and, therefore, we need a newly written Emancipation Proclamation and a new white culture in speech, actions, and kindness that states and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 21, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Great Grandmother Julieís Conecuh County went nationwide

Posted July 21, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Conecuh County became known nationwide.

In 1961, over a century after Great Grandmother Julie was freed from slavery, President John F. Kennedy appointed Dr. (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 20, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Great Mother Julieís home county was in Alabama

Posted July 20, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

As you know, Conecuh County was where my great grandmother Julie was freed.

It was established by European Americans on February 13, 1818 and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

July 19, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Today, I begin the series about my Alabama Shaw family from 1861-2014. In the first conversations, I talk about my Great Grandmother Mother Julie who was born in slavery and freed in slavery in 1861, two years before the Emancipation Proclamation.

Posted July 19, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Christian (more…)

My Family from 1861 to 2014

July 18, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Posted July 18, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Racism Specialist
Former American Government teacher

Hi everyone,

Starting, today, July 19, 2016, I will blog five days a week, except holidays, about my family, from 1861 to 2014, and my first conversations will be about my great grandmother (more…)

Selected Works

Articles
In the Phylon journal, my article "The Black Beauty Parlor Complex in a Southern City" examines the role of the beauty parlor in the adaptation of black women, by social class, in Newport News, Virginia. In the Virginia Social Science Journal, young adult men are adamant about becoming unwed fathers.