Max & Emma Sue McRae House, 1897, McRae

mcrae ga max emma sue mcrae house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

John Wayne McRae notes that this was the home of Max & Emma Sue McRae. He adds: Judge Maxwell Lamar McRae (1875-1951) read law under the Honorable Tom Eason and was admitted to the bar in 1895. In 1902 he was appointed city judge by Governor Terrell, a position he held until 1907. He was Secretary and Treasurer of the McRae Grocery Co., which he organized in 1906 and President of the Telfair Fertilzer Company, which he organized on 1910. In 1921 he returned to farming, owning about 3,000 acres of land. He was a member of the Georgia Legislature from 1898-1899, served as Mayor of McRae for several terms and was vice-president of the board of trustees of South Georgia College. He was a 1st Lieutenant during the Spanish-American War. Judge McRae was also a co-founder of Brewton Parker College in Mt.Vernon.

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6 responses to “Max & Emma Sue McRae House, 1897, McRae

  1. jJohn Wayne McRae

    Jean, Email is jwwmc@comcast.net.

  2. jean head mclean

    Hello, John Wayne Mcrae… I am a descendant of Duncan McRae and Flora McMillian through their dau. Margaret Ann McRae who married Archibald McLean. I share with you Christopher and Catherine McRae as G my GGGGrandparents. Don’t know how in the world I found this site… or who in the world Brian Brown is …. but, as I grew up in Coffe County, have been on a trip down memory lane and more on this cold rainy Oregon afternoon…
    many thanks…
    Jean Charlotte McLean

  3. john wayne mcrae

    Judge Maxwell Lamar McRae, was born 4th of October 1875 in Lumber City, Ga.Died 15 th Feb. 1951. He read law under Hon. Tom Eason and was admitted tithe bar in 1895. 1902 je was appointed city judge by Gov. J.M.Terrell, a position he held until 1907. He was Secretary and Treasurer of the McRae Grocery Co., which he organized in 1906 and President of the Telfair FErtilzer Co., which he organized on 1910. In 1921 he retunrned to farming, owning about 3,000 acres of land. He was a memebr of the Ga.,Legislature 1898-1899, served as Mayor of McRae, Ga., for several terms and was Vice-President of the board of trustees of South Georgia College. He was a First Lt. during the Spanish -American War Judge McRae was a co -founder of Brewton Parker College in Mt.Vernon, Ga. He is a descendant of Jodge Duncan McRae, Of China Hill, Telfair Co., Ga. Our common ancestor’s are Christoprher and Catharine (McLeod) McRae , my GGGGrandparents.

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