Family Affair

Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia

“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

Mose McRae's mothers name is Mary

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

Mose McRae
My cousin Jesse discovered Mose and his mother Mary along with three siblings on the 1870 census just four doors away from Matilda McAllister, his future wife.

 Just this weekend I spoke to a cousin who is also a descendant of Mose and Matilda. His grandfather was the son of Mose, John Franklin, and his father is also named John Franklin, his name is Robin McRae.

 He also confirmed that Mose's mother was named Mary, but we have no last name other than McRae that was on the 1870 census, but no maiden name. Going back further than Mary is going to be a tough task, but we have so much more that we can work on, and that is the three sisters of Mose, Mary, Ann, and Betsy. There list of descendants are going to be just as long and tedious as ours.

Robin also told me that he was told that Mose was a mixture of Caucasian and Indian. The census shows mulatto. Could it possibly be that their mother Mary was full-blood Indian and the father white, that is the likely story. I now need to research to see what tribes were in the area around 1825, when Mary was born, her maiden name would help as well.
There is still so much work to be done and I am steadily working on this and it is great.

There is a bit of an update to this information on the post about Matilda.


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