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 … [Read more...]

Mystery Florida Graveyard May Be Historical Bahamian Cemetery

An unmarked cemetery found in South Florida is believed to be the burial site of over 500 Bahamians, Florida officials say. Florida historian, Larry Wiggins, says he believes the site is of the Lemon City Cemetery, a cemetery for settlers from the Bahamas who went to South Florida in the early 1900s to tend to wealthy whites, and to help build Florida’s most cosmopolitan city. Teresita DeVeaux, a 100-year-old woman who was born in the Bahamas and moved to Miami as a child during the early 1900s, told international media that she remembered that a young man named Theophilus Clark was … [Read more...]