Pioneer & Freedom Families

Each year the African American Heritage Society strives to add another chapter to the rich African American History of Williamson County. In compiling and recording this history we include names of slaves, slave owners and locations merely as references. We interpret the records used to the best of our knowledge and ability without blame or malice, for only by doing this can the “Whole Story Be Told”.

Pioneer Family research contributors: Marcia Fraser, Williamson County Public Library-Special Collections, Thelma Battle, Carolyn Wall, Rick Warwick, Jessie Thompson Covington Hendrick, Regina Dorsey and Gwendolyn Anderson .

Honored Families

Pioneer Family 2002 Harvey McLemore Family
Pioneer Family 2003 Anderson Lee/Richard Smith Family
Pioneer Family 2004 Booker Hunter Family
Pioneer Family 2005 Dick Poynor Family
Freedom Family 2006 Carter Family
Freedom Family 2007 Fitzgerald Family
Pioneer Family 2008 Crowder Family
Pioneer Family 2009 Rucker Sharp Family
Pioneer Family 2010 David McLemore Family
Pioneer Family 2011 Buford Family
Freedom Family 2011 William J. Boyd, Sr. Family
Pioneer Family 2012 Harvey Otey Family
Pioneer Family 2013 Perkins Jordan Family
Pioneer/Freedom Family 2014 The Fleming Family
Pioneer Family 2015 The Smith/ Davis Family
Pioneer Family 2016 The Carothers/Caruthers Family
Pioneer Family 2017 The Lucretia Holt Family
Pioneer Family 2018 The Jerry Gosey Family
Pioneer Family 2019 The Claybrooks Family
Pioneer Family 2020 The Bostic/Bostick Family
Pioneer Family 2021 The Wiley and Jane Brown Scruggs Family
Pioneer Family 2023 The Hatcher Family
Pioneer Family 2024 The Sol House Family