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Betty Garrett Scott: Memories of My Grandfather

Backstory of the article that was published in the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper on July 15, 2020, gives insight into Betty Garrett Scott’s Roy family history. Betty Garrett Scott is the oldest child of Lucille T. Roy Garrett and Isaac Garrett. … Continue reading

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Eugene Shanklin: Buffalo Soldier, WW I Veteran

Behind the scenes of the article on Eugene Thomas Shanklin Eugene Shanklin Drayton notified me that his great-uncle, Eugene Thomas Shanklin, was a World War I veteran. The only information he shared with me was that his great-uncle lost his … Continue reading

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Mount Jezreel Baptist Church 1908 Membership List

Washington (Wash) Jackson is back on the scene again; he was one of the founders of Mount Jezreel Church. In April 1890, several members of Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 1401 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia, left and founded Mount. … Continue reading

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