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

After Granddaddy’s and Grand Mama’s dozen children, including Daddy, reached 21 years of age, they had distinct personalities

Posted Oct 27, 2016

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

After each Shaw child reached 21 years-of-age, my grandparents told them they were grown adults. At that time, they had varied and set personalities.

Daddy was Christian, loving, warm, kind, and easy to get along with. Uncle Gilbert loved his siblings, but acted mean by bossing his sisters and brothers, except Daddy. Aunt Willie Lee was kind, Christian, and inquisitive, nosey as they called her, and Uncle Charlie was Christian, loving, hard-working, and devilish. Uncle Jack was easy to get along with, but fought often, while Aunt Rosa was kind, slow, and slick. Uncle Abe was kind and quiet, but Uncle Morgan loved his family and was selfish. I’m told that Uncle Morgan would help his brothers and sisters, if necessary. Uncle Dollar Bill would help his brothers and sisters, when he could, and believed in the Shaw family being together. Uncle Robert, I’m told, was kind, hard-working, and loved his family. Moses was somewhat wild, but helpful. John, my playmate and uncle, was wild and selfish and the worst sibling, but he graduated high school, unlike my other uncles and aunts.

Granddaddy and Grand Mama created, from a mixture of personalities, some of the most loving men and women I have ever known.

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