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

Matilda McAllister

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

Matilda Horne McAllister McRae
There is a great deal of confusion when you try to research ancesters before they were entered into the U.S. Census.
 It is possible that Matilda was owned by a man named Saud McAllister in Montgomery County, Georgia. This maybe why her name was McAllister. I received information from another researcher that there was a young girl that was the same age as Matilda would have been at the time in the property records of Saud McAllister.

 The question would be if she was a Horn before being sold to McAllister. I was told by my Aunt Susie that her name was Matilda Horn.
 On her death certificate, her son John Franklin Matilda's mother was  Susan House, but I have yet to find any other records on either of them, not even her brother, Andrew (Andar) Horne.
There is an Andrew Horne 6 years old living next door to Matilda McAllister in the 1870 census. He is living with a Jane and Frederick Hall.  Now this could very well be her brother.


Matilda's mother was Susan Horne(House) and her father was Jack Horne, who was a free man of color in 1854, whose guardian was Jacob Clements;this information was found in the Montgomery County courthouse by Antonio McMillian, who is also a descendent of the Hornes.

  It is believed that Susan, the mother of Matilda was the slave of Farquar McRae, along with her mother Matilda,sister Mary, and brother Nelson.  Susan was willed to his daughter Margaret who later marries Jacob Clements. This is probably how Jack Horne and Susan McRae came in contact. Now we do not know if Jack was ever a slave or not.

My cousin Jesse McRae seems to believe that Susan's sister Mary is the mother of Moses McRae which would make Mose and Matilda first cousins. What Jesse believes is that Mary and Nelson got together because their slave owners were next door to each other, and I believe these owners were also brothers.

Also when you find Andrew Horne next door to Matilda McAllister in the 1870 census, he is in fact her brother, as well as Jane Horne Hall. There were other children between Jack Horne and Susan McRae, Matilda, Jane, Elijay, Lewis,Esauph and Isabel and Andrew.
Lewis was the Lewis McAllister that was in the house of Matilda in the 1870 census.  I knew that he was probably not her child because he was only 12 years younger than Matilda.
Now there are other children in the house during this census, but nothing has been discovered about them yet. (John C., Lauren M. and Moring P. McAlliste)


pdalosangeles said...

This is great way to keep your family informed.

Tonya Keitt Kalule said...

Thanks. This I believe is going to become much bigger than it is right now. A great deal of work, but so enlightening.

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