|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1943|
One of 13 children born in Athens, GA to Martha Hale McCree, widow of a white Union Soldier in the Civil War. He was affectionately known as "Big Dad". He born at a time when the bitter legacy of slavery and Reconstruction still poisoned the lives of African American's. He was a beloved father and the wife of Josephine M.McCree and also uncle to the nations second African-American Solicitor General, Wade McCree, Jr. After marriage, McCree and his wife settled and built a house in College Park, Georgia where they raised their children. John worked as a carpenter/brick mason. He eventually became one of the leading men in the African-American community of College Park. He also was a member of College Park's Friendship Baptist Church (now Friendship Community Church). He departed this life on Christmas Day of 1943.
Josephine McElhaney McCree (1872 - 1954)*
Blanche McCree Amy (____ - 1957)*
John William McCree (1892 - 1956)*
Ruth McCree Owens (1900 - 1974)*
Lyda McCree Kennedy (1906 - 1985)*
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