Canady family traces history to slavery

In 1929, Little Jim Canady’s family could not afford the luxury of a conventional grave marker, but his son, Ira Canady Sr., took measures to ensure this burial site would never be lost.

Though many impoverished survivors traditionally employed large rocks to designate a burial site, Ira Canady Sr. at age 29, manifested his family’s ingenious and pragmatic traits by choosing a long iron pole topped with a ring that he salvaged from an old farm implement to identify the grave in rural Little Rocky Cemetery, northeast of Cameron off FM 2095. Read More

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