George Washington. Nabors was born into slavery on March 29th, 1852 to his Father the Reverend Wilson Burr Nabors and Mother, Sarah Ann Brabham in Perry, Alabama. *•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•* George was the eldest of the Nabors 4 Sons.... George's Father, Reverend Wilson Burr Nabors was one of 18 children, and in the footsteps of his Father the Reverend Abraham Nabors a prominent Alabama preacher.. ** I also located several correlating military records that would indicate that although African American, Reverend Nabors served with the Confederate States Army during the Civil War with the 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry A company and held the rank of private... ** Towards the end of the Civil War the Confederacy lifted it's prohibition of black soldiers... Roughly 1% of the 750,000 Confeferste troops were actually black. Somewhere around 100,000 African Americans, most of whom were slaves supported the Confederacy as laborers and servants... They built roads, batteries, and manned munitions factories... More than 75% of the workforce at Selma, Alabama's Naval ordnance plant were black and slaves grew the crops that fed the Confederacy.
On December 29th, 1877 George now 25, married his Wife Fannie Lewis in Hale, Alabama... Between 1880 and 1893, together they would have eight children ( 5 Daughters & 3 Sons) ... Records for George's Wife Fannie completely disappear after this point.
Although the circumstances unknown, both of the Georges parents the Reverend Wilson Burr (58) and Sarah Ann (54) both passed away in the town of Tate, Mississippi in 1880.
On October 30th,1898 George now 46 married for a second time to 37 year old Martha Terry in Hale, Alabama... By the year 1904 George and Martha would and two Sons and a single Daughter to their family.
In 1906, the Nabor family relocated to Tampa, Florida where George supported his Wife and children as a farmer.
Just three years after having arrived in the Sunshine State of Florida, George Washington Nabors passes away on June 13th, 1909 at the age of 57.
George Washington Nabors.... Beloved Husband and Father.
Before & After...