Ronald E. McNair A Cousin?

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Explosion, and upon that shuttle was astronaut Ronald Erwin McNair.

Ronald E. McNair - 1971 Senior Yearbook Photo - A&T University, North Carolina

Family lore has that he is related to us — my maternal grandmother is a McNair from Washington County, North Carolina.  As yet I’ve not further explored this potential connection.  On my ever-increasing to-do list is to further explore and find out if this is true.  R.I.P. Ronald.

Comments (2)

  1. Char Williams

    Hi Taneya-Kalonji: My name is Char Williams. I am Ronald’s second cousin. His father and my grandfather were brothers. They report his dad’s name as Carl but it was Columbus. We used to call him “Uncle Lum.” I am trying to learn more about my grandfather’s ancestors. It is very possible that they may have been from the Gullah/Geechee culture. Let’s compare our notes and see what we come up with.
    Really looking forward to putting any pieces that we have together.
    Thanks, Char

  2. Taneya Koonce (Post author)

    Hi Char – thanks for the contact! I’m going to send you an email.

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