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Annie Mitchell Grace Drake
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1858
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1927
Parker County
Texas, USA

Ghost writer for William O'Neal's, "The Slave Who Sold His Wife." as per the quotation from the Louisiana Historical Society website:

"O'NEAL, William, author, former slave. Born, December 6, 1827, to a slave named Laura and an unknown father, probably white, at Woodville, Miss. Laura with her infant was rented by a Cheneyville planter named William Scott. The slave boy was apprenticed to a cooper. Later, working nights and Sundays, he earned enough money which, with more borrowed from Scott, he purchased Ellen, his wife. He later sold his wife to a trusted white family and purchased himself in order that they could have his wages. Dictated his story to a ghost writer, Annie Mitchell Grace Burges, in 1896. The ghost writer was the daughter-in-law of Mary McCoy of Northup fame. The book, William O'Neal: The Slave Who Bought His Wife was published in 1896. O'Neal died December, 1907, at his home adjoining Edgefield Cemetery for which he gave the land and where he was interred. He had become a successful merchant and landowner. When he and his wife died, their property was willed to Ellen's former white owners. S.E. Source: Author's research." 
Family links: 
  Francis Mitchell Grace (1832 - 1904)
  Mary James Borden Grace (1832 - 1869)
  Robert Merrill Didlake (1848 - 1886)
  Lovatt Francis Burges (1863 - 1896)
  Claud Flewellyn Drake (1865 - 1943)*
  Grace Sevier Didlake Barnett (1879 - 1966)*
  Robert Francis Didlake (1881 - 1907)*
  Jeannie Hope Didlake (1884 - 1907)*
  Austin Earle Burges (1891 - 1966)*
  Mary Dunwoody Burges Wier (1894 - 1975)*
  David Borden Grace (1855 - 1938)**
  Elizabeth Pierce Grace Burwell (1856 - 1935)*
  Annie Mitchell Grace Drake (1858 - 1927)
  Francis Mitchell Grace (1897 - 1935)**
  Janie Fermine Grace Robinson (1901 - 1999)**
*Calculated relationship
City Greenwood Cemetery
Parker County
Texas, USA
Created by: flkayakgirl83
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55433231
Annie Mitchell <i>Grace</i> Drake
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Annie Mitchell <i>Grace</i> Drake
Added by: flkayakgirl83
Annie Mitchell <i>Grace</i> Drake
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- BeNotForgot
 Added: Jul. 1, 2013
Oh, what it would have been like to meet you. Maybe one day, ghostwriter.
- flkayakgirl83
 Added: Sep. 6, 2010

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