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Abraham Lincoln McNair, Sr.

Abraham Lincoln McNair, Sr.[1]

Male 1896 - 1974

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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  8 Sep 1896  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Jan 1974  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  16 Jan 1974  Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 77 
    Cause: Pulmonary Edema 
    Person ID  I39  Main
    Last Modified  12 May 2008 

    Father  Andrew D. McNair,   b. 05 May 1866, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1930, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Gracy Bullock,   b. Mar 1874, Edgecombe County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown 
    Married  approx. 1893 
    Family ID  F18  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Jane "Mattie" Walker,   b. 15 March 1897, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 September 1991, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Fred's birth certificate lists Martha as having 5 children still alive, 4 that have died. Of the ones that died, one died from being scalded by hot water, one died of scarlett fever and one died from an overdose of a medication used to help children sleep.
    • Abraham Jr (the second one), birth certificate indicates that she has had one stillborn child.
    • Alice's birth certificate indicates Martha had one child that was born alive and died before Alice.
    • Deed to the house is online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/53045200/502-Wilson-Street-Deed
    Children 
     1. Lorenza McNair,   b. 31 May 1921, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 2005, Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Alice Elizabeth McNair,   b. 16 Oct 1924, Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 2011, Largo, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abraham Lincoln McNair, Jr.,   b. 6 Jun 1927, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1929, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Curtis James McNair, Sr.,   b. 23 Dec 1928, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1997, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Daisy Naomi McNair,   b. 25 Nov 1931, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1933, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abraham Lincoln McNair, Jr.,   b. 1 Dec 1932, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2006, Suffern, Rockland County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Fred Louis McNair,   b. 22 Jan 1934, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 2008, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha Jane McNair,   b. 15 Jun 1935, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1936, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2006 
    Family ID  F17  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Abraham & Martha's House - 502 Wilson St, Plymouth, NC
    Abraham & Martha's House - 502 Wilson St, Plymouth, NC
    Purchased March 14th, 1945.
    Photo: Abraham Lincoln McNair Sr.
    Photo: Abraham Lincoln McNair Sr.
    with his WWI uniform on.

    Documents

    » Slide Show
    Delayed Certificate of Birth
    Delayed Certificate of Birth
    Andrew McNair's birth year is wrong -- as stated (1886) he would have only been 10 when Abraham was born.
    1900 Census: Andrew McNair (Head)
    1900 Census: Andrew McNair (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 20 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 95
    Sheet: 11B
    Location: Plymouth, Washington County, NC

    1) Andrew McNear - Head, age 34, b. May 1866, married 7 yrs
    2) Grace - Wife, age 26, b. Mar 1874, married 7 years, mother of 3 children, 3 still living
    3) Lawrence H. - Son, age 5, b. Oct 1894
    4) Abram - Son, age 3, b. Sept 1896
    5) Annie M. - Daughter, age 2, b. Oct 1897

    Andrew & Grace can read and write.
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    Andrew - Head (age 43)
    Lawrence - incorrectly listed as daughter (age 15)
    Abraham - son (age 13)
    daughter (age 9) can't read name
    Mary D. - daughter (age 7)
    Lucy A. - daughter (age 5)
    1920 Census
    1920 Census
    Abraham - head (age 22)
    Martha Jane. - wife (age 21)

    Death certificate

    Headstones
    Headstone: Abraham Lincoln McNair Sr.
    Headstone: Abraham Lincoln McNair Sr.

    Histories
    WWI Draft Registration Card
    WWI Draft Registration Card
    Dated: June 1918
    Abraham - age 21
    Address: Plymouth, NC
    Date of birth: Sept 8, 1896
    Father's birthplace: Edgecombe County, NC
    Employed in Plymouth, NC.
    Nearest relative: A. D. McNair
    Brown eyes, black hair.
    Funeral Program - Abraham Lincoln McNair, Sr.
    Funeral Program - Abraham Lincoln McNair, Sr.
    Services held 2pm January 16, 1974. New Chapel Baptist Church, Plymouth, NC. Toodle's Funeral Home.

  • Notes 
    • - went to the Police station with his rifle. cops had arrested June for something so he went to the station

      - carry the coffin story - someone had asked him to help carry a coffin and he said "that man's already dead, I'm trying not to die, I'm not carrying his coffin"

      -Abraham would get drunk - so Mattie would drag him in and put him on the kitchen table.

      -From obit - he and Martha Jane had 10 children, five of whom would preceded him in death at an early age.

      -paid $400 for their house in Maarch 1945. I have the land deed to the house.
    • At the time of Fred's birth - work industry listed as Public Work.
    • Funeral marker indicates he was PVT US ARMY WWI.

  • Sources 
    1. [S332] FamilySearch Family Tree.
      https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L64M-TD7

    2. [S9] Rufus McNair Cemetery , (Washington County Genealogical Society) (Reliability: 3).