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Pink Credle & Family
Pink Credle (1859-1930), was the first black landowner in Hyde County. Pictured with him are his wife Zorida Selby Credle (1870-1932) and his daughter Alice Credle Adams (1905-1959). Not pictured is son, Johnnie Credle, Molly Credle, and Odie Selby, deceased.
Pink Credle, a farmer in Swan Quarter Township, purchased his land in the late 1800's. It is located in the Tiny Oak or Quarter section near the Quarter Canal. Mr. Credle erected for himself and his wife a two-room dwelling with an attic that they called upstairs. Gradually he added to the house - a kitchen, porch, and bedrooms. The house was lighted with a Delco system built in a tin container installed in the ground. At the death of Mr. and Mrs. Credle, their daughter and son-in-law, the Esty Adams', occupied the dwelling until their death. The granddaughter, Cecelia Battle, is now owner of the property and continues to improve the dwelling.
(Photos and information from Hyde County History published by the Hyde County Historical Society in 1976.)
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