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

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

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

Annie Bell was tossed around, until Catholic Sisters spotted her in the front yard, where she was staying with a relative.

Annie Bell’s family was embarrassed to take care of the utterly white freckled child with black silky hair. So, they sent Annie Bell to live with different relatives in Culloden and later sent her to live with relatives in Macon, Georgia. While living in Macon, white Catholic Sisters caught a glimpse of Annie Bell, contacted her relatives, and began her education in the first grade. They promised her a complete education, including a college degree. When she began to understand what they were talking about and was promoted to the fourth grade, she wanted to live with the Sisters. They wanted her, too. Mama desired the high school diploma and college degree they promised her. She wanted to live and love them and get the schooling to become a schoolteacher.

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