Granny Peddicord's Birthday
Granny Peddicord's 87th birthday in 1946 brought the family together. This includes Brenda's Granny Dawson, the daughter of Granny Peddicord. Then Brenda's Mother, Marjorie and her two sisters, Katherine and Adeline, and her brother Roy. Cecil Johnson is Granny Dawson's brother.
Granny Peddicord was born October 3, 1859. Her mother and dad survived the Trail of Tears (1838-1839) from Oklahoma and settled in Tracy City, Tennessee. Our understanding is that she was fullblood Seminole indian. Brenda's recollection is that she died when Brenda was a young child. Our records show her date of death as January 2, 1948. She had five sisters (Mollie, Elizabeth, Minerva, Sally, and Paralee) and three brothers (Abe, John and Joe). Minerva, Sally and Paralee married brothers.
Granny Peddicord had first married Frank Johnson, and that is the blood lineage to Brenda. Granny Dawson and Cecil Johnson were his children. Brenda remembers going to the funeral home when Granny Peddicord died in 1948. So Brenda is 1/8 of either Cherokee or Seminole, that is still an uncertainty. But we thought only the Cherokee were involved in the Trail of Tears.
This picture from Wayne Ivey.
We have not identified the couple with her, but this is perhaps our clearest photo of Granny Peddicord on this occasion when she was the guest of honor.
This picture from Wayne is identified as Grandma Peddicord's 100th birthday celebration at Homewood, Alabama at the Sullivan's house. But if the date of 1946 is correct, it is her 87th birthday.
Walter Kersey and Jennie, Cecil and Lula Johnson with Granny Peddicord.
Brenda, Bonnie and Wayne at Aunt Katherine's house on Simmons Street just off Bankhead in Atlanta. Simmmons Street was across Bankhead and down a couple of houses - Aunt Katherine's house was close enough for the kids to walk to it. Brenda and Bonnie had just had perms from their Aunt Katherine, who was a beautician. The house shown is Aunt Katherine's neighbor's house. Katherine's husband, Ralph Hayes, was also away in the armed services.
This picture of Wayne, his mother Adeline Ivey, and Bonnie was taken on the same day as the above photo.
Brenda and Bonnie sit on the knees of Uncle Albert Ivey. This was fairly soon after the family moved to this frame house on River Road in Austell. This was after Brenda's Mother, Marjorie married Herbert Duncan in February. Probably the move was made in June or July of 1946. Sherry was born in November after the move.
Granny Duncan by their house. Aunt Eunice Huckeba with young daughter Linda. This house was on Felton Lane. Mr James Freeman Duncan was a tenant farmer for Mr. Felton.
Mr. Duncan was a tenant farmer for Mr. Felton and lived in this house during this time. Later they moved to one of Doc Bishop's houses, and then to the house on Queensferry Road.
Note the pigs running free in the yard.
Brenda's recollection was that they visited Granddaddy Duncan's on Easter Sunday of 1946, before they made the move out to the Hillcrest Drive house. Bonnie was investigating Granddaddy Duncan's pigs.
Marjorie and Herbert Duncan and Brenda. All three of these pictures may have been on the same day, and they may have been on the occasion of Marjorie and Herbert's marriage, which was in the spring of 1946. But they were not labeled as such. Anyway, they were close to the time of the marriage.