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Ancestors of Ruth Barr McDaniel - Accession 715 no. 12

Ancestors of Ruth Barr McDaniel - Accession 715 no. 12


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Accession 715 no. 12

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Collection Size

1 bound volume; 712 pages



Historical Note

Ruth Barr McDaniel was born in Leesville, S.C. on Tuesday May 18, 1909 to Eula Lillian Mitchell and Charlie Decania Barr. She married Raymond Allen McDaniel of Abilene, TX on March 5, 1931 in Leesville. They lived in Abiliene and were the parents of two sons.

Scope and Content Note

Ancestors of Ruth Barr McDaniel and Raymond Allen McDaniel compiled by Ruth Barr McDaniel chronicles the families of the author and her husband from the 1700s to the 1970s. In addition to genealogy, the volume also includes coats of arms, photographs, transcriptions of family documents, letters and diaries, maps, and an index. Family surnames include Allen, Bollinger, Parker, Cayce, Barr-Barre, Quattlebaum, Dowling, Zorn, Rice, McDaniel, Minnick, Mitchell, Scurry, and Abney. Please see the attached Table of Contents and Index.

Additional Notes

Otis Minnick Mitchell was the uncle of Ruth Barr McDaniel. Otis M. Mitchell [1883-1970] served as Superintendent of Winthrop Training School 1928-1941 and Winthrop Professor of Education 1941-1948.


The book is a gift of the author in memory of Professor Otis Minnick Mitchell, Winthrop Superintendent of WTS and Professor of Education 1928-1948.


Genealogy, McDaniel Family, Barr Family, Mitchell Family, Allen Family


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Ancestors of Ruth Barr McDaniel - Accession 715 no. 12

LC Subject Headings

McDaniel, Ruth Barr; McDaniel, Raymond Allen; Barr family; McDaniel family; South Carolina--Genealogy