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Cunningham Plantation in Shelby County, Alabama.

This photograph shows the Cunningham Plantation Home built 1825. This is my great aunt Susie Mae outside the house about 1920. It wasn't until the 1960's that the original porch was removed and replaced by six columns. The Old Planter Joseph Harrison Cunningham would sit on the top balcony and use a spy glass to watch the field hands. HIs son John was the overseer in the late 1850's. The addiction tacked on to the back corner was the room where my grandfather and his three brothers slept as children. The three brothers all died in the 1918 pandemic. My grandfather was the oldest and survived. Photo from my cousin Cassie.


  1. Wonderful photo and fascinating history. Look at Susie Mae's beautiful long hair! ~Robin~


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