The Alabama Black McGruders of Sawyerville, Alabama–i.e. the descendants of Ned (1795-1853) and Moriah (1800-1880)–are putting together an anthology of the family history. The book will be published in 2021 & marketed on Amazon & elsewhere. All descendants of this family are welcome to submit obituaries, family biographies, or other information. This book builds on the work done by JR Rothstein & other family members in The Alabama Black McGruders, which was published as a downloadable PDF on this site. Also see the African-American Magruder/McGruders Facebook page, which is for ALL black Magruders/McGruders (& related surnames), not just this lineage. If you want to contribute to the book, please contact JR at jrr483(at)gmail.com, or Message him through the FB group.
Edited 13 Feb 2021. Because this book is nearing completion, I removed the early draft outline from this post, and the complete text of the earlier version of the book. Watch for new posts.