James Henry McCauley

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James Henry McCauley

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Abbeville, Henry, Alabama, USA
Death: Died in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Anderson McCauley and Louisa McCauley
Ex-husband of Leona McCauley
Father of Rosa Louise Parks and Sylvester James McCauley
Brother of Ada McCauley; Carl McCauley; Anderson McCauley, Jr.; Robert McCauley; Mamie McCauley and 6 others

Occupation: Carpenter
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About James Henry McCauley


Rosa's father, James McCauley, hailed from Abbeville, Alabama, a farm town ninety-five miles south of Montgomery known for its wood pulp and cotton gins. With his light skin, thick, wavy hair, and broad shoulders, McCauley was sometimes mistaken for a Cherokee or Creek Indian, owing to the fact that one of his grandmothers was a part-Indian slave. A skilled carpenter and stonemason, McCauley built houses all over Alabama's Black Belt region, a 4,300-mile strip of rolling prairie land underlain by a sticky black clay soil ideal for growing cotton. McCauley met Rosa's mother-Leona Edwards, a beautiful, prim-and-proper schoolteacher-in Pine Level, Alabama, a town not far from Abbeville.

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James Henry McCauley's Timeline

April 22, 1886
Abbeville, Henry, Alabama, USA
February 4, 1913
Age 26
Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA
August 20, 1915
Age 29
Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA
Age 43
Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA