Grand Prairie Genealogical Soc. August Meeting

Featuring Larry W. McCarty

Topic Discussion:  Jim’s Journey: A documented history of Daniel Quarles association with Samuel Clemens. Larry has participated as a guest speaker on Culture and Communications of African Americans at University of Texas at Dallas. McCarty participated in an ongoing Archaeological Dig at ‘The Farm’ of John A. Quarles’ homestead in Florida Missouri.

A link to Mark Twain’s (Jim) by Larry McCarty can be viewed on YouTube:  A Texas Man's Relation to Mark Twain's "Uncle Dan'l"

Larry was the inaugural speaker at the Huck Finn Freedom Center and Museum in Samuel Clemens’s hometown of Hannibal Missouri. Larry has been a guest speaker on Cable TV during Black History Month, presented at multiple local library events, genealogy societies across the State of Texas. The Hannibal Courier-Post, Hannibal, Missouri, and the Illinois Quincy Herald-Wig, The Lake Gazette of Monroe, Missouri, and the Irving Rambler – Irving, Texas have chronicled his engagements.

The August 4, 2022, Grand Prairie GS meeting will be in person as well as virtual.

If you are planning to attend the meeting, it will be in the Inspire Room at the Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover, Grand Prairie, TX.

There will be a Meet and Greet at 6:30 pm with the program beginning at 7:00 pm.  There will be no refreshments and masks are optional.  If you have any questions, please send an email to

If you are planning to request a link to the August 4, 2022 Virtual or Zoom Meeting, please do so as soon as possible so that the link can be given to each person in a timely manner.

To register, please send an email to


  • Thursday, August 04, 2022 | 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM


Inspire Room at the rear of the Library. This programs is also presented virtually.

Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.,  75051  View Map

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