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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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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While Bennie, Trina, and I cooked, Aunts Camilla and Vernell sat in  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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 Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
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Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
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Our daughter, Trina Miranda Barnes Jones Scott, is  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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 Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

Posted Jan 17, 2017

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Merry Christmas!

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.’s Birthday, and we will celebrate the great man who helped all of us. On January 18, I will resume  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Daddy told me why he would not change his name

Posted Dec 15, 2016

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

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Later, Daddy told me he didn’t change his name because he was tired of Granddaddy “messing” with  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

Posted Dec 13, 2016

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

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Daddy and Granddaddy knew the feeling of family love.

Daddy later told  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

Posted Dec 12 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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