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Cousin "Nig" John Harris Place & Lattimore Place, Baldwin County, GA 1890s Milledgeville, GA Family Oral Historians

Created Pearson-Solomon-Webster Calendar of Ancestors born before 1910, including but not limited to the four daughters and one son of Henry and Martha Webster; it also has narratives and elder quotes Six generations and branches that started as a very tight clan in Baldwin, GA and spread to ATL, DC, DET, NY & MVL. Today, the multiple decendant clans still remain one big, tight clan with 40 years of reunions under our belt. Two of the Webster Girls, Elvira (d-1922) and Martha married two Pearson boys Gus (d-1910) and Henry Pearson, Sr. Minimum research required since four generations are buried in same cemetary at Friendship Bapt Church. Their legacy includes fostering Education, Excellence, Togetherness , Leadership and Community Service. Our mission is to create templates and train other African-American families to communicate between family reunions via a monthly national conference call, website, newsletter, family directory and business directory fused together will a national database of family email addresses capable of immediate responses to issues, natural disacters and other concern of blacks as a whole. Our Family Mission is to bring "Excellence" back as a norm. We're not just a reunion, we're a family." Additional, the goal is to work for Habitat for Humanity to learn to build our own multifunctional building built by us, owned by us and materials donated by Lowes or Home Depot. Using 1 acre of the 80 acres inherited from Gus/Elvira Pearson to created a facility to care for our elderly, hostel for the children, commercial kitchen, and a the hometown funeral family florist shop. So, many stories..5th grade educated mother and junk man produced 1 PhD, 2 Ivy Leaque Masters, 3 add'l Masters, 2 Bachelors and 2 High School graduates in the 1920's and 30's. Now that's a phenomenal legacy that we are very proud of. We are very proud to have such a rich and extensive legacy. To who much is given, much is required and much we will do.

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