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

Annie Bell Rutherford’s history was plain and extended

Posted Oct 31, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
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Hi everyone,

Who was the woman my daddy eyed?

She was Annie Bell born in 1908 to Miss Alice Rutherford in Culloden, Georgia. Annie Bell did not know her mother, Grand Mama Alice. However, while in Culloden, her mother’s brother, Uncle Mims, gave her a picture of Grand Mama. On the picture, Miss Alice was an elegant, kindly-spirited, and well-dressed woman. At the time the picture was taken, she was in her late teens or early twenties and cooked for a living. She was the cook for a white medical doctor and his family in Culloden, Georgia. He impregnated Grand Mama, resulting in the birth of Annie Bell, a freckled mulatto woman, who shopped in five and dime stores to buy creams to bleach her freckles. The creams did not work, but her freckles eventually faded. Being born out-of-wedlock and fathered by a white medical doctor kept her from ever seeing her father and that side of her family, but I had Grandmother Alice’s picture restored and painted in oil. Now, I see it, daily, as it hangs in our wall photo gallery in the family room. However, Mama and I traveled a route, together, to see the outside of Dr. Lane’s house in Culloden and that was all Mama ever knew about her father and his family, who was, also, her family.

It is not fair to birth a child outside marriage and Annie Bell is a testimony because each child needs a good relationship with his or her father and mother and extended family of each parent and receive bundles of love, for it is family members’ love toward each other that creates happy children, instead of letting them make their own happiness. When this occurs, some never become happy because they have not had anyone to take an interest in them and teach them how to be excellent, love themselves, and love everyone.

Love your children by giving them genuinely emotional hugs with mutual strong hugs and sweet kisses, compliment on good behavior and achievements, train them to be good decision makers, and support them, when they are young adults, to make the transition to living away from home. However, this requires you to teach the work ethic to them in childhood and, when, they go to college, graduate, or whatever, and are on their own, they should take a job and help you help them make the transition to substantiality.
Hence, no man, should sex an employee, who risks losing her job, if she refuses his approach. Give your employee a break, let her work for you, pay her, and let her decide her sex life. It is not enough to give her money and dress her like the wealthy women of her era, and send her to an elegant studio, like Dr. Lane did Grand Mama Alice.

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