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The History of Livingston, Alabama
Posted by: Jerry Dennis (ID *****8312) Date: July 29, 2006 at 20:41:09
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The Sherard Family information came down to me via my mother-in-law, Frances Dodson Sherard (1924-2003) by way of her sister-in-law, Carrietta Sherard Ramsey (1887-1980). Carrietta was born in Livingston, Alabama, in November 1887, but out of wedlock. Frances heard the story of the Sherards and the Kornegays from Carrietta, Johnnie Sherard (1906-1973), and other members of the family. Frances, even after Johnnie died, took care of Carrie until her death in 1980. Nep was also known as George Napoleon Kornegay who remained the final child to help Mother Jule until he died in 1921 or thereabouts. Are you familiar with the book, The History of Linvingston, Alabama, by Robert D Spratt, MD. Many of the Sherard and Kornegay Family members of Sumter County, Alabama are mentioned in this book, I first read it in the winter of 1976 while working with Marcus McConnell, a retired attorney and Chairman of the Sumter County Historical Society. He's the one that first alerted me to the Sherard Cemetery. The book is a treasure trove of information and I would encourage you to purchase a copy or get a copy from your local library or library loan. It is well worth the reading. The IBSN Number is 094279400.

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