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Family History Resources - AMA

Family history is enhanced when we can find a 'visual' reference. Many have lost track of the 'keeper of the photos' in the family. Somewhere out there may be a photo of your ancestor.
It's not often that a photo is found with names and dates. Imagine the delight of the family of "Christmas Davigres" at this find...

"Ex-slave ... Christman Davigres[sp?] 90 yrs old. Born on XMAS-slave." ¹

Or what about this jewel (child)...
"Outdoor photograph of Viola Malove in Athens,..."

Then, there were the teachers at Trinity School - group picture (unidentified).
Other named photos were found in the collection. Just a few of the finds, waiting for a family:
"...Faith Jefferson, W. Knighton Bloom Photographs [Student]."

Other students' identified as Edwin L. Phillips, Elihu Norris, James A. Herod, Katherine Turrentine, Margaret Lucile Rutland, Walter J. Banks, and a group picture of six little girls (all identified) from Moorhead Mississippi

Also found a photo of David Cox and wife in Athens, Alabama before 1935. Notes on the picture indicated they were freedmen and supporters of the Trinity School.

The 1900 Census has a David M. Cox (54) and wife Mary in Limestone county, AL. Four of their 9 living children are in the household.

In 1880, Dave and Mary are in Limestone county with 7 of their children.

David and Mary are in Limestone County (Athens) in 1870 with two children. A third child, one month old Mary, has been crossed off.

Many more photos exist of Burrell Normal (Florence), Trinity (Athens), Emerson Institute (Mobile, Faculty 1922-23), Lincoln (Marion), Thorsby Institute, Talladega, Cotton Valley (Fort Davis, AL), and Dr. Jackson and Dr. White at Anniston, AL. Various photos in Mobile (Muscle Shoals) were also found in the collection.

¹ "The American Missionary Association and the Promise of a Multicultural America: 1839-1954." (n.d.) at LOUISiana Digital Library Collections Online. Amistad Research Center. 23 Jul. 2005 .

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