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Hiram Elam

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Submitted by the late Herman Belcher

Descendants of Hiram Elam

Generation No. 1

1. HIRAM2 ELAM (JOHN S.1) was born 1805 in Eastern Tennessee, and died 1871 in Private land.. Bibb County, Ala. (old home site). He married (1) CELEY COUNSEL September 16, 1826 in Knox, Tennessee, daughter of JOHN COUNCIL and RHODA FERGUSON. She was born 1806, and died 1900. He married (2) RUTH JANE PARKER February 03, 1839 in Bibb County, Alabama, daughter of ISSAC PARKER and MARY HOWARD. She was born March 11, 1818 in North Carolina, and died 1871 in Kinard Cem...West Blocton,Ala...

Notes for HIRAM ELAM:

Following information from loose papers located in Bibb County Courthouse, Bibb County, Alabama (Aug. 1997).

On 27 December 1834, Hiram Elam and Isaac Parker signed bond for marriage of Hiram to Rutha Parker. Williams Caddell was witness. Actual signature of Hiram and Isaac are on bond.

Isaac Parker gave permission "for his daughter Rutha Parker to intermarry with Hyram Elam" on 27 December 1834 before Williams Caddell, Clerk, Bibb County, Alabama.

Return of L. Kennedy, JP, dated 12 Jan 1835, shows that Hiram Elam and Rutha Parker were married the 30 December 1834.

2nd marriage performed 3 February 1839 by Frederick James, J.P. Bond dated 3 Feb 1839 signed by Hiram Elam and Isaac Parker. This time Hiram made his mark but Isaac Parker signed his name.

Following is transcription of will of Hiram Elam (loose papers Bibb County, Alabama Courthouse, August 1997).

I Hiram Elam of the county of Bibb and State of Alabama do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form folowing that is to say First my will and desire is that my beloved wife Ruth Elam have all my property real and personal of whatsoever name or kind or description during her life time and is unmarried except what I herein after otherwise despose of to my son Analisis Elam I give the following described land SW4 of NW4 of Section 2 in Township 22 Range 8 East containing forty-seven acres more or less. To George Elam a colored boy my will is that he shall have one cow and two calves, the last named bequest is on these conditions that said George Elam shall continue to reside with me till my death and after that evend continue with my wife and shall be to here submisive and obedient till he is twenty- one years old to my son Hiram Henry Elam one bed and furniture my will and desire is in the event of my wife' death or Marriage that all the property then remaining be equally divided among my folowing named children Martha Ann Elam, Analises Elam, Hiram Henry Elam, & Elisabeth Elam.

And I do hereby appoint my beloved son Analisis Elam Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 16th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & Seventy _?_.

Hiram Elam (his mark).

Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Hiram Elam in presance of us.

Test. Newton J. Yeager, Israel M. Yeager

Recorded Book J. Administrater Accounts Page 473. 13 November 1871.

Jackson Gardner, Judge of Probate.

Bart Boyd had Hiram being from Rutherford Co. TN. & born in 1805 DHE 4/7/98 Off Encarta, East Tennessee, with its many narrow valleys and steep ridges, was largely an area of small subsistence farms.

1830 census index for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Cos., AL, does not include Hiram Elam. He may have been living in the household of John Council, father of his 1st wife Celey.

1840 census index for Alabama: Hiram Elam, Bibb Co., p. 127; John W. Elam, Franklin Co., p. 240; J. Elams, Shelby Co., p. 50; John Elum, Tuscaloosa Co., p. 204.

1840 Bibb Co., AL, census: Hiram Elam, 2 m under 5, 1 m 30-40, 1 f 5-10, 1 f 10-15, 1 f 20-30.

Received from Carol Moody on 7/22/98

1850 Bibb Co., AL, census, p. 10, House # 127
ELAM, Hiram, 45, m, farmer, 800, TN
Ruth, 30, f, NC
Martha, 21, f, AL
Mary Ann, 14, f, AL
Isaac, 12, m, AL
John M., 11, m, AL
William, 8, m, AL
Nancy L., no age listed, f, AL ( 6 )
Felix, 3, m, AL
Analysis, 3/12 mo., m, AL

Living near by
House # 119 was Lewis Yeager
House # 123 was Jacob Kinard
House # 123 was John Meigs, one of the 2 #'s are wrong
House # 124 was James Meigs
House # 127 was Hiram Elam
House # 129 was Wyatt Bailey,
House #130 was Turner B. Bailey,
House #131 was Jno W. Mitchell,
House #132 was Levi G. Bailey.

Taken 1/15/98 at the National Archives ( have copy ) DHE

1860 Census Bibb Co, Centreville ( July 14 ) West side of Cohoba River, Page 53
Hiram Elam 50 M, Farmer, $1,200 value of real estate, $6,000 personal estate, Tenn
Rutha 40 F, Domestio, AL., Isaac 23 M, Farmer AL. Analisis m 12, AL., Henry 5 m, AL.
Elizabeth 2 f, AL.
Totals for 1860 Census Bibb Co. AL., 1569 Farmers, 1471 Servants
Living close by were: Jacob Kinard family- grandfather of Rummie Mathis, wife of Oliver Elam., Anna Yeager family, Milez Yeager family, C H Yeager family, Newton Yeager family, & the family of Robert R Thompson Sr

Notes from Jacque Otts.

1860 Bibb Co., AL, census, Hiram 50 TN, Ruth 40 AL (believe this is error), Isaac 23 AL, Analises 12 AL, Henry 5 AL, Elizabeth 2 AL. Some of the other children may have died young but further records need to be checked.

County Court Book 1838-50, p. 166, Feb. 1845: Hiram Elam desires to legitimize Mary Ann Elam about 9 yrs old and Isaac Elam about 7 yrs old, the children of Ruth Elam and his natural children. Signed Feb. 8, 1845.

Hiram Elam served in the Bibb Co., AL., Home Militia during the Civil War. Will of Hiram Elam probated 14 Nov 1871, recorded Admr. Rec. Book J, 1865-1876. If grave can be located, we can order a Confederate Marker to place on it.

Following land patent information from General Land Office Automated Records Project CD -
#4332, W1/2 sec. 26, T. 22 S., R. 6 W., Huntsville Meridan, 139.12 acres, 1 Sept 1825.
#17484, NENW sec. 7, T. 22 N., R. 10 E., St. Stephens, 37.79 acres, 21 Oct 1834.
#38632, SWSE sec. 2, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., St. Stephens, 47.0450 acres, 10 Aug 1850.
#39128, W1/2NW sec. 2, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., St. Stephens, 94.09 acres, 2 Feb 1852.
#43050 E1/2NW sec. 11, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., St. Stephens Meridan, 80.005 acres, 15 Jul 1854.
#48929, S1/2NE sec. 3, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., St. Stephens, 91.48 acres, 1 Nov 1858.
#50925, NESE sec. 3, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., St. Stephens, 91.48 acres, 1 Nov 1858.
#50925, NWNE sec. 11, T. 22 N., R. 8 E., St. Stephens 85.74 acres, 2 Apr 1860.

Ruthie and Hiram were married in 1834 believing his divorce from Celey was final.

The divorce was finally granted by the legislature in I think 1838. It's listed on Lisa Franklin's Tracking Your Roots Web Site under DIVORCES GRANTED BY THE LEGISLATURE. I need to go back and check the year.

Hiram thought when the Courts of Bibb Co. granted his divorce that this was all he needed. So, he and Ruthie were married. When he found out the divorce was granted by the legislature, he and Ruthie already had 2 children. To make sure they could inherit from his estate he went through the legal process of adopting his own children. He and Ruthie also went through a 2nd marriage ceremony and that's why there are 2 records of the marriage.

From reading the divorce proceedings in the Bibb Co. Courthouse it appears that Celey became sick shortly after the birth of their daughter. I'm not sure from the records exactly what type of sickness she developed but it caused the loss of her sight. She could not care for herself, her child, nor Hiram and asked to be taken to her parents. He took her. At some point they must have moved because the court was not able to find her to serve some papers about court hearings and proceedings. Celey had originally asked for alimony. The request was denied. From what I read, I'm not sure she ever really appeared in court. She may have gone into a severe mental depression. I'm not sure where she died or when. Hiram was left with an infant to take care of. From what little knowledge I've gained of Isaac Parker, I don't think he would have continued to have business dealings with Hiram Elam if he thought Hiram was not "fit" to become a member of his family.

By asking me those questions, you reminded me that I never did get around to checking the census information for John Elam who was in Tusc., Bibb and I think Dallas Cos. I think he was a brother to Hiram. Also there was at least one female in Tusc. Co. that may be a sister. Then there's that marriage of a Henry Elam in early Bibb that I can't figure out how he connects but is possibly another brother of Hiram's. If I didn't send you some of those marriage records, let me know and I'll hunt them up. Will also try to check that census for John. A lot of TN census records are missing but the best I can remember at the moment I think there were ELAM's in Bedford, Rutherford, and Gibson Cos.

GIBSON CO., TN

Circuit Court Minute Book A 1824-1832, Oct. Term 1828 - Gibson Co., TN.

George Elam et al vs Lakey Armour et al
titles Bonds and Will Book B
Bond of Robert Elam and John Drury to Court. Robert Elam appointed guardian of Phillip N. Johnson. Feb. Term 1837

NOTES:
Edward Elem on 1830 E. TN census, Overton, p. 190 Early Tennessee Tax Lists by Byron and Barbara Sistler, Evanston, ILL, 1977
Elam, Edward - Williamson Co. - 1815 (County and year)
Elam, William - Bedford Co. - 1812
Elim, Jyen? - Bedford Co. 1812
Elim, William - Bedford Co. 1812

JOHN ELAM
Probably a brother to Hiram Elam.

Deed Book S, p. 141 Tuscaloosa Co., AL (LDS Film 1631871) - John Elam and Elizabeth Elam, Abram Watts and wife Celia, Adam Fair and wife Kesiah for $600 grant toHenry Herrin and Elkany Herrin all right title, interest, and claim in the estsate of Daniel Herren, deceased, dated 21 Mar 1842.

Bibb Co., AL, Deed Book G, p. 99, James Champion to John Elam of Tuscaloosa Co., for $304.70, SW4SW4SW4NW4 and E2SW4NW4SW4 sec. 16, T. 24 R., 8 E., and 4 cows, 4 steers, 6 yearlings, horse mule 2 yrs old, note due and payable 1 Jan 1856.
Signed 26 Jan 1855. Wit: Isaac Elam, M. Cummings.

Deed Book P, 1839, p. 97 - Deed from Seth Bowen to John Elam for $300. Wit: HIRAM ELAM, Jolly Jones, J.P.

Deed Book S, p. 257, Tuscaloosa Co., AL (LDS Film 1631871) - W. G. Blocker and Susan Blocker, his wife, to John Elam for $200 E1/2NE1/4E1/2?SE1/4 sec. 13, T. 24, R. 6 E. 4 March 1842. Wit: Wm Lackey? and Abr. Watts.

Deed Book T, p. 407, Tusc. Co., AL, 8 Jan 1844 - Leven Collins and wife Margaret to John Elam - $600 - W2SW4 sec. 6, T. 24, R. 7 E.; E2SW4 sec. 6, T. 24, R. 7 E.; NE4NW4 sec. 7. T. 24, R. 7 E. and 30 acres off W2SE4 sec. 6, T. 24, R. 7 E. Wit: W. G. Blocker

Deed Book W, 1846-49, p. 327 - John Elam and wife Elizabeth for $850 convey to Robert Nelson W2 sec. 6, T. 24, R. 7 E., E2NW4 sec. 6, T. 24, R. 7 E., and NE4NW4 sec. 7 T. 24, R. 7 E. dated Jan. 11, 1848.

Deed Book 5, 1858, p. 205 - Power of attorney from John Elam to D__ (Daniel?) Elam, his son to sell property, 1 tract of land being in Bibb Co., AL, dated Dec. 10, 1858.

Marriage of John and Elizabeth (Herrin) performed by Jolly Jones, J.P.

A possible sister - Henrietta ELAM and William Young - license issued Dec. 17, 1823, ret. Dec. 25, 1823, by Jolly Jones, J.P. - Tuscaloosa Co., AL

Book D, 1837-1850, p. 385, Bibb Co., AL - Henry ELAM and Nancy Ann YOUNG - Jan. 20, 1848. This may be a son of John Elam's.

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BIBB CO., ALABAMA

Book D 1837 - 1850
p. 385 Henry Elam and Nancy Ann Young - Jan. 20, 1848 (Is this a son of John Elum?)

Book E 1850 - 1868
p. 291 John M. Elam and Elizabeth Settle(Little?) - July 16, 1861 (son of Hiram Elam)
p. 439 Analises Elam and Sarah Mitchell - Dec. 26, 1867 (son of Hiram Elam)
p. 258 Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Elam - May 25, 1860 (who is this?)

MARRIAGES OF GIBSON CO., TN (LDS FILM 0024652)
Mildred A. Elum to David P. Jenkins - Jan 9, 1844
Nancy Elum to Alvin Senter - iss. Jan 27, 1851, ret. Feb 7, 1851. by J. A. Bolin, J.P.
John W. Williams to Mary O. Elam - iss. Dec 21, 1850, ret. Dec 24, 1850, by Wm. Senter, M.G. Bondsman James B. W. Jordan
A. A. Senter - Emily F. Elam - iss. Aug 17, 1859, ret. Aug 18, 1859. by John Umsted, J.P.

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF TUSCALOOSA CO., ALABAMA
William Young and Henrietta Elam - iss. Dec 17, 1823, ret. Dec 25, 1823, by Jolly Jones, J. P.
M. R. Cummings and Sarah Elam - May 22, 1849 by W. G. Blocker, J. P.
John Elam and Elizabeth Herrin - May 8, 1827, by Jolly Jones, J. P.

BIBB CO., ALABAMA, COUNTY COURT MINUTES 1838-50

John Elum vs Ira Youngblood and Riley Kellum - p. 52 (August Term 1839)

Defendants made default. Plaintiff to recover $64.81 (promissory note) and costs incurred.


Received from Jacque Otts on 8/17/97

Following information from loose papers located in Bibb County Courthouse, Bibb County, Alabama (Aug. 1997).

On 27 December 1834, Hiram Elam and Isaac Parker signed bond for marriage of Hiram to Rutha Parker. Williams Caddell was witness. Actual signature of Hiram and Isaac are on bond.

Isaac Parker gave permission "for his daughter Rutha Parker to intermarry with Hyram Elam" on 27 December 1834 before Williams Caddell, Clerk, Bibb County, Alabama.

Return of L. Kennedy, JP, dated 12 Jan 1835, shows that Hiram Elam and Rutha Parker were married 30 December 1834.

ELAM, Aifram Marriage

Wife: Cely CANSEL

Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1826 Recorded in: Bibb, Alabama

Source: FHL Number 1031250 Dates: 1820-1868


Child of HIRAM ELAM and CELEY COUNSEL is:

i. MARTHA3 ELAM, b. 1830; d. 1923.


Children of HIRAM ELAM and RUTH PARKER are:

2. ii. MARY ANN3 ELAM, b. December 06, 1835, Al; d. March 09, 1910, Avery Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

iii. ISSAC ELAM, b. 1838, Alabama; d. July 02, 1863, Gettysburg,Pa.

Notes for ISSAC ELAM:

Served in Co. F 44th Reg. Alabama Infantry and Co. H 20th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States of America. Hiram Elam, his father, filed a claim for settlement in Office of Confederate States Auditor on Nov. 26, 1863. The claim lists Hiram's place of birth as TN. Amount of claim was $113.01, Isaac's pay as a soldier.

[Brøderbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1850, Date of Import: Jun 20, 2000, Internal Ref. #1.317.1.9813.24]

Individual: Elam, Isaac
County/State: Bibb Co., AL
Location: W. C. River
Page #: 016
Year: 1850


3. iv. JOHN MONROE ELAM, b. May 31, 1839, Bibb County, Alabama; d. April 25, 1922, Goodwater Baptist Church Cem. Near Meehee Junction. Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.

v. WILLIAM B. ELAM, b. 1842.

Notes for WILLIAM B. ELAM:

Was in Company H, 20th Alabama Infanty Regiment..along with Issac.

ELAM, William B., Sgt.


vi. FELIX ELAM, b. 1847; d. 1937.


4. vii. ANALISSI L. ELAM, b. March 01, 1850, Alabama; d. February 15, 1931, Elam Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.


viii. NANCY L. ELAM, b. 1851; d. 1944.

5. ix. HENRY HIRAM ELAM, b. December 17, 1854; d. April 27, 1938, Little Hope Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.


6. x. ELIZABETH ELAM, b. April 19, 1858, Alabama; d. November 07, 1935, Kinard Cem...West Blocton, Ala...



Generation No. 2


2. MARY ANN3 ELAM (HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born December 06, 1835 in Al, and died March 09, 1910 in Avery Cem..Bibb County, Alabama. She married WILLIAM SAY AVERY January 20, 1853 in Bibb County, Alabama, son of HENRY AVERY and CHRISTIAN DURHAM. He was born January 26, 1829, and died November 12, 1897 in Avery Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for WILLIAM SAY AVERY:

Found on Holman Beat Census...Centreville, Alabama 1870
62/62
AVERY, William, 34, m, w, Farmer, AL
Mary, 36, f, w, Keeping house, AL
Ranthell, 13, f, w, AL
Mary, 11, f, w, AL
Hiram, 4, m, w, AL
Thomas, 2, m, w, AL

Information on this family from "Avery-Hunt Family and Connections," compiled by Doris A. Avery.

son of THOMAS AVERY and JANE CUTTS.

From Bart Boyd 4/98

Notes for WILLIAM SAY AVERY:

William and his brothers Henry and Thomas, all served in the Civil War in the 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F.


Children of MARY ELAM and WILLIAM AVERY are:

7. i. RUTHIE JANE4 AVERY, b. July 11, 1857, Bibb County, Alabama; d. July 10, 1900, Friendship #2.

8. ii. MARY ANN ELAM AVERY, b. July 23, 1858; d. October 04, 1937.

9. iii. JOHN HIRAM AVERY, b. October 1866, Bibb County, Alabama; d. 1928, Bethal Baptist Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

iv. HENRY THOMAS AVERY, b. May 18, 1868, Bibb County, Alabama; d. August 19, 1936, Friendship #2.

v. GEORGE COLEY AVERY, b. 1870, Bibb County, Alabama; d. 1961; m. (1) LOLA HUNT; b. 1876; d. 1901; m. (2) DOCIA MITCHELL, September 29, 1901, Bibb County, Alabama; b. 1883, Bibb County, Alabama; d. 1977.

More About LOLA HUNT:
Burial: Bethal Baptist Church...Brent, Alabama

Marriage Notes for GEORGE AVERY and DOCIA MITCHELL:
By J.M.Krout,JP-Ruth Mitchell's Hm.

10. vi. COLUMBUS E. AVERY, b. December 12, 1871; d. August 05, 1887, Avery Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

11. vii. MARTHA FRANCES "MATTIE" AVERY, b. June 04, 1874, Bibb County, Alabama; d. December 11, 1935, Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama.

12. viii. ARTHUR E. DUKE AVERY, b. January 07, 1876, Bibb County, Alabama; d. August 25, 1949, Friendship #2.


3. JOHN MONROE3 ELAM (HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born May 31, 1839 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died April 25, 1922 in Goodwater Baptist Church Cem..Near Meehee Junction..Lauderdale Co.,Mississippi. He married ELIZABETH LITTLE July 16, 1861 in Bibb County, Alabama, daughter of B. LITTLE and EPSY FIKES. She was born August 17, 1839 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died July 07, 1917 in Goodwater Baptist Church Cem.. Near Meehee Junction..Lauderdale Co.,Mississippi.

Notes for JOHN MONROE ELAM:
John Monroe served in the 20th Alabama Inf. in "War of Northern Aggression" His grave is at Goodwater (community) near Chunky, Lauderdale Co. MS.

Roger Elam

Info from Benjamin and Epsey Little's Family Bible held at the time by Della Yerby.


Jacque notes from 12/12/97

Married Elizabeth Little or Settle on July 16, 1861, Marriage Book E, p. 291, Bibb Co., AL.

Deed Book I, p. 36, Bibb Co., AL, is an agreement between Hiram Elam and his son John M. Elam. Agreement dated Sept. 1, 1859, witnessed by D. M. James (brother-in-law to Ruthie Jane Elam Parker) and Wilborn Parker (half-brother of Ruthie Jane Elam Parker).

Lds fines in the IGI files on Jan 6 1998

John Monroe Elam and Elizebeth Little had 7 children

Pearl ( F ) B: abt 1861
Fannie ( F ) B: abt 1863
Mattie ( F ) B: abt 1866
Ella ( F ) B: abt 1868
Monroe ( M ) B: abt 1875
John ( M ) B: abt 1879
Paul Edwin ( M ) B: abt 1883


Children of JOHN ELAM and ELIZABETH LITTLE are:

i. MARY ELLA4 ELAM, b. October 03, 1866, Bibb County, Alabama.

ii. MATTIE JUDSON ELAM, b. December 13, 1867; m. LUKE ??.

iii. WILLIAM BENJAMIN ELAM, b. June 01, 1869, Bibb County, Alabama; d. December 10, 1944, Goodwater Baptist Church Cem..Near Meehee Junction..Lauderdale Co.,Mississippi.

13. iv. JOHN HENRY ELAM, b. January 24, 1871, Clark County, Mississippi; d. Clark County, Mississippi, buried in a small Cemetary about 150 yard north of McGowen Chapel.

v. PRESTON BROOKS ELAM, b. February 25, 1874.

vi. FANNIE BELL ELAM, b. November 09, 1875, Centreville, Alabama Bibb County; m. WALTER FIKES.

vii. ALLIE LEE ELAM, b. March 12, 1877, Lauderdale County, Mississippi; d. November 02, 1921, Goodwater Baptist Church Cem..Near Meehee Junction..Lauderdale Co.,Mississippi; m. JOHN AMBUS BROWN.

viii. BRYANT LAYFAYETTE ELAM, b. May 13, 1880.

ix. LEILA PEARL ELAM, b. November 19, 1881, Bibb County, Alabama; d. Goodwater Baptist Church Cem.. Near Meehee Junction..Lauderdale Co.,Mississippi; m. FRANK CARLTON BROWN; d. Goodwater Baptist Church Cem..Near Meehee Junction..Lauderdale Co.,Mississippi.

14. x. PAUL EDWIN ELAM, b. March 27, 1883, Bibb County, Alabama; d. April 01, 1963, Harmony , Mississippi Clark County.

xi. WALTER ELAM, b. 1889, Bibb County, Alabama.


4. ANALISSI L.3 ELAM (HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born March 01, 1850 in Alabama, and died February 15, 1931 in Elam Cem..Bibb County, Alabama. He married (2) SARAH J. MITCHELL December 26, 1867 in Selma, Alabama, daughter of JAMES MITCHELL and NANCY BARNES. She was born August 29, 1851 in Ala, and died August 31, 1913 in Elam Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for ANALISSI L. ELAM:

"A post office by the name of Affonee was established as early as 1859. Analisses L. Elam was postmaster in 1881."

V. D. Elam's Book

Ref: "Avery - Hunt Family and Connections," by Doris A. Avery, and 1900 Bibb Co., AL census records.

Analessie Elam appointed administrator of the estate of Hiram Elam 26 July 1872. Bond signed by Analesses Elum, Israel M. Yager, and Newton J. Yeager. (Loose Papers Bibb County Courthouse, Aug. 1997)

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BIBB CO., AL, BOOK E, P. 439.

1910 Alabama census, May 31st, Beat 4, ED5, sheet 24A

Elam, A.L., Male, 60, M-42, B: AL., Manager at Sawmill
Sarah J., wife 59, BL AL., 8 of 12 kids living
W.A., son, 36, B: AL. Farmer
H. M., son, 27, ( Hiram )
Delia, daughter, 17, B: AL.

1920 Alabama census, Jan 30th ,Bibb Co., James Precinct , Pondville Rd.

Elam Liss E., 69, male, Widow B: AL., farmer, ED6, sheet 11A

James A., 31, male, B: AL. Manager at the lumber Mill

Mary L., 29, daughter-in-law, B: AL.

WYNONA, 9, granddaughter, B: AL. ( could be Wynana )

CAROLINE, 6, granddaughter, B: AL.

James R., 4 4/12, grandson, B: AL.

Lenett, 2 6/12, granddaughter, B: AL.

Cecil, 2/12, granddaughter, B: AL.

Quite a bit of Analissi Elam information was gotten from Pearlie Odell Elam Owens in verbal conversations..


Children of ANALISSI ELAM and SARAH MITCHELL are:

i. MARY F.4 ELAM, b. February 02, 1870, Bibb County, Alabama; d. July 10, 1898, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama; m. SAMUEL D. SMITH, December 09, 1889, Bibb County, Alabama; b. April 30, 1860; d. January 18, 1937, Little Hope Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for SAMUEL D. SMITH:

SMITH, Samuel D. Marriage
Wife: Mary E. ELAM
Marriage Date: 09 Dec 1889 Recorded in: Bibb, Alabama
Source: FHL Number 1031252 Dates: 1881-1895


ii. WILLIAM ALBERT ELAM, b. November 22, 1872; d. May 25, 1917, Elam Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for WILLIAM ALBERT ELAM:
Died of typhoid fever


15. iii. LEMUEL THOMAS ELAM, SR., b. June 12, 1875; d. March 25, 1936, Bethel Baptist Church Cem.. Brent, Alabama.

16. iv. MARGARET ELAM, b. March 17, 1877; d. March 13, 1953, Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

17. v. HARVEY A. ELAM, b. December 13, 1878, Centreville, Alabama; d. December 05, 1959, Elam Graveyard...Bibb County, Alabama.

18. vi. HIRAM M. ELAM, b. June 16, 1883, Bibb County, Alabama; d. October 26, 1966, Hattisburg Cem... Hattisburg, Alabama.

19. vii. MARTHA ELLA ELAM, b. July 31, 1886, Alabama; d. February 14, 1973, Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

20. viii. JAMES ARCHIE ELAM, b. April 29, 1888, Bibb County, Alabama; d. November 04, 1959, New Live Oak Cem..Selma, Alabama.

21. ix. DELIA ANN ELAM, b. June 18, 1898; d. December 1984, Haysop Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.


5. HENRY HIRAM3 ELAM (HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born December 17, 1854, and died April 27, 1938 in Little Hope Cem...Bibb County, Alabama. He married SARAH MARGARET BAILEY October 1871 in Bibb County, Alabama, daughter of BARABUS BAILEY and MARY MITCHELL. She was born December 12, 1852, and died April 12, 1935.

Notes for HENRY HIRAM ELAM:
1880
These are the families living nearby in 1880. If you need them, let me know.
House
349, N.J. Yeager, 47
350, I.N. Yeager, 53
351, John Meggs, 58
352, R. E. KINARD (female, probably Ruma Elizabeth), 64
354, Henry H. Elam, 25
355, Henry Kinard, 42
356, John Calhoun KINARD, 31
357, John William Meggs, 35
364, William Kinard, 30

Carol

1910 Alabama census, May 31th, Beat 4, ED5, sheet 24A
Elam, H.H., Male, 57, M-39, B: AL., Farmer
H-471 Sarah, wife, 57, B: AL., 11 of 12 kids living
Grover, son, 21, B: AL.
H.L., son, 18, B: AL.
Ethelbert, son, 16, B: AL.
Grady, son 16, B: AL.

1920 Alabama census, Jan 30th ,Bibb Co., James Precinct , Pondville Rd.

Elam Henry H., 65, male, B: AL., farmer, ED6, sheet 10B
Sarah M., 67, wife, B: AL.
Grover, 30, son, B: AL.

I have the Death Certificate. received from Jacque Otts on 1/21/98

Death Certificate 7573. Following information from death certificate. Father - Hiram Elam. Mother - Lucy (an error) Parker. Informant O. H. Elam, Brent, AL. Collins Funeral Home. Cause of death - penumonia broncial. Physician - ?? Krout, Brent, AL.

Dates of births and deaths on Elam children from family Bible, owned by Clara Deason Smith (Sept. 1988) or from tombstones.

On 1880 Bibb Co., AL, census records James Bailey, age 62, was included in this household. Relationship listed as uncle, birth place listed as SC. His parents also listed as born in SC.


Received 8/19/97 from Jacque Otts

Following from loose papers in Bibb Co. Courthouse (August 1997).

"October the 16th 1871. Mr. Gardner. I Authorize you to let my Son Henry have License and this will be your Safe guard in so doing. yours truly Ruth Elam" (signature).

Bond signed by Henry Elum and William Avery dated 16 Oct. 1871. Henry Elum made his mark. Wm Avery signed his name. License issued 16 Oct. 1871. I did not find a return, which may be the reason I've never been able to find the marriage recorded in the Marriage Records.

As per Ola Deason Meadows, 5/22/97. This is only part of what she sumitted for the Bibb Co. Heritage Book.

Grandpa and Grandma Elam lived at Brent in south Bibb County near the Perry County line. Grandpa Elam was a stout, robust man with a hearing problem. We had to speak loudly to him. I think that he just ignored us many times and continued to smoke his pipe. He sat in his curved-back, homemade chair and relished his pipe as if the whole wide world was at peace. Grandpa had a thick thatch of gray hair, shaggy eye brows and did not talk a lot. He seemed gruff at times. Underneath the appearance, he was a kind old grandpa. Grandma Elam was a gentle woman. She was very small and never reached 100 pounds in weight. She was called Sis or Sally. I remember that she fried homecured ham for breakfast and the coffee was made from coffee beans ground in the kitchen. The collard greens that she cooked were the very best. Her old safe held a batch of pies, cookies and leftovers.

Grandma Elam was born on December 12, 1852, died at the age of 83 in 1935 and was buried at Little Hope Church Cemetery, Bibb County, Alabama. My sisters and I visited Grandpa after the death of Grandma and he searched throughout the house for articles to give us in remembrance of Grandma. He gave me one of her little blouses. Three years later Grandpa, who was born on December 17, 1854, died at the age of 84. He wanted to be buried at home in his field but the decision was made to bury him next to Grandma. Five of their offsprings are also buried at Little Hope Cemetery.

Centreville Press, Thursday, May 5, 1938, West Eoline News.

Mr. Henry H. Elam of near Elam School died last Wednesday and the funeral was held at Little Hope Church on last Friday. Elder O. M. Streetman of Birmingham officiating. Interment is in the adjoining cemetery. Gillespie in charge.

Notes for SARAH MARGARET BAILEY:

On 1880 Bibb Co., AL, census records James Bailey, age 62, was included in this household. Relationship listed as uncle, birth place listed as SC. His parents also listed as born in SC.

Tuscaloosa News, Friday, April 12, 1935, p. 2 - Funeral to be held Saturday at Little Hope. She was the mother of B. G. Elam of Sumter Farm and Stock Co. of Tuscaloosa. She died at 1:00 a.m. today and had been ill for six weeks. Survivors: husband, H. H. Elam; sons, Billy, Houston, Grover, H. L. and Elbert of near Brent, and B. G. of Tusaloosa; daughters, Dorothy Ann Deason, Sovella Deason, Velma Kinard, and Sarah Jane Kinard.

Sarah M. Elam died April 12, 1935. Cause - flu. Husband - H. H. Elam. Date of birth Dec. 17, 1852. Birthplace - Bibb Co., AL. Father B. T. Bailey born Rock Hill, SC. LDS Film 1908529. Alabama Death Certificate 7787.

The Tuscaloosa News, Friday, April 12, 1935, p. 2 - Sarah M. ELAM -- Funeral to be held Saturday at Little Hope. She was the mother of B. G. Elam of Sumter Farm and Stock Co. of Tuscaloosa. She died at 1:00 a.m. today and had been ill for six weeks. Survivors: husband, H. H. Elam; sons, Billy, Houston, Grover, H. L. and Elbert of near Brent, and B. G. of Tusaloosa; daughters, Dorothy Ann Deason, Sovella Deason, Velma Kinard, and Sarah Jane Kinard.

More About SARAH MARGARET BAILEY:

Burial: April 13, 1935, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama


Children of HENRY ELAM and SARAH BAILEY are:

22. i. JOHN DAVID4 ELAM, b. August 18, 1872, Bibb County, Alabama; d. May 07, 1910, Centreville Cem... Bibb County, Alabama.

ii. GEORGE ANDREW ELAM, b. April 16, 1876, Bibb County, Alabama; d. Florida; m. LENA ??.

23. iii. DOROTHY ANN (DOLLIE) ELAM, b. January 05, 1877; d. November 11, 1968, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama..7 miles west Centreville on hwy 82.

24. iv. WILLIAM (BILLY) BUCHANAN ELAM, b. August 10, 1878, Bibb County, Alabama; d. January 26, 1949, Gladewater,Texas...

25. v. SUSAN VELMA ELAM, b. November 15, 1880, Bibb County, Alabama; d. November 25, 1951, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama..7 miles west Centreville on hwy 82.

26. vi. OLIVER HOUSTON ELAM, b. August 14, 1882, Alabama; d. March 30, 1968, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

27. vii. MARY SOVELLA ELAM, b. September 09, 1884, Brent,Bibb County, Alabama; d. November 25, 1968, Druid City Hospital...Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

28. viii. SARA JANE ELAM, b. May 26, 1886; d. Abt. 1950, Banbridge, Ga..

ix. GROVER CLEVELAND ELAM, b. May 05, 1889, Bibb County, Alabama; d. December 24, 1951, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

x. HENRY LUKE ELAM, b. May 09, 1891; d. January 02, 1976, Pondville Cem.,Bibb County, Alabama; m. MARY ANNA KROUT, May 12, 1910, Bibb County, Alabama; b. 1899; d. October 23, 1995, Pondville Cem.,Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for HENRY LUKE ELAM:


29. xi. JAMES ELBERT ELAM, b. July 01, 1893; d. January 03, 1974, Pondville Cem.,Bibb County, Alabama.

30. xii. BENJAMIN GRADY ELAM, b. March 14, 1897, Bibb County, Alabama; d. October 27, 1990, Marion, Perry County,Ala.

6. ELIZABETH3 ELAM (HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born April 19, 1858 in Alabama, and died November 07, 1935 in Kinard Cem...West Blocton,Ala... She married JOHN CALHOUN KINARD 1876, son of JACOB KINARD and RUMA PALMER. He was born October 10, 1850 in Alabama, and died January 23, 1926 in Kinard Cem...West Blocton, Ala...

Notes for ELIZABETH ELAM:

KINARD CEMETERY LOCATED NEXT TO HOPEWELL CHURCH, ABOUT 3 MILES WEST OF WEST BLOCKTON, AL. HER MOTHER RUTH PARKER ELAM IS BURIED NEXT TO HER. ALSO IN SAME AREA CHARLES P. KINARD (1876-1943) AND HIS WIFE ILA M. (1881-1975). THIS IS THOUGHT TO BE A SON OF HERS.

1920 Alabama census, Jan. 7th ,Bibb Co., Precinct 11

Kinard J.G., 69, male, B: AL., Parents B: NC, farmer, ED14, sheet 6A
Elizabeth, 68, wife, B: AL.

Daughter of Henry Hiram

1920 Alabama census, Jan. 7th ,Bibb Co., Precinct 11

Kinard Chas P., 43, male, B: AL., farmer, ED14, sheet 7B
ILA M., 38, wife, B: AL. (ILA Mae)
ILA M., 7, daughter, B: AL.

Elizabeth Kinard died Nov. 7, 1935. Cause - unreadable. Age 77 years 6 months 18 days. Born Apr. 19, 1868. Husband John C. Kinard. Father Hiram Elam. Mother Ruth Parker. Burial West Blocton. LDS Film 1908535. Alabama Death Certificate 23130.


Children of ELIZABETH ELAM and JOHN KINARD are:

31. i. JACOB W.4 KINARD, b. December 07, 1875; d. February 18, 1963, Mathis Graveyard..11 miles sw of Centreville on hw25.

32. ii. CHARLES P. KINARD, b. 1876; d. 1943, Kinard Cem...West Blocton,Ala...



Generation No. 3


7. RUTHIE JANE4 AVERY (MARY ANN3 ELAM, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born July 11, 1857 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died July 10, 1900 in Friendship #2. She married ALLEN (BUDDY) TURNER BAILEY December 19, 1878 in Bibb County, Alabama, son of LEVI BAILEY and DOREY MITCHELL. He was born November 1853 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died October 24, 1907 in Friendship #2.


Children of RUTHIE AVERY and ALLEN BAILEY are:

33. i. WILLIAM LUDIE5 BAILEY, b. September 30, 1879; d. March 24, 1920, Friendship #2 Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

34. ii. SARAH BEULAH BAILEY, b. March 1881, Bibb County, Alabama; d. 1947, Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama.

35. iii. MARY ANN BAILEY, b. March 31, 1882; d. 1939.

iv. LEVI HESTER BAILEY, b. February 12, 1884; d. October 07, 1909, Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama.

36. v. JOSEPH OLIVER BAILEY, b. April 09, 1885, Alabama; d. December 14, 1945, Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama.

37. vi. MATTIE PEARLINE BAILEY, b. February 28, 1888; d. 1968.

vii. GARRISON EMBURY BAILEY, b. December 12, 1889; m. CROSS MEDDERS.

38. viii. ELIZABETH BETTIS BAILEY, b. May 07, 1896, Bibb County, Alabama; d. June 26, 1986, Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

39. ix. FRANCIS EDWARD BAILEY, b. December 1887; d. 1977.

40. x. MATTIE PEARLIE BAILEY, b. 1888; d. June 06, 1968, Friendship Church Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.


8. MARY ANN ELAM4 AVERY (MARY ANN3 ELAM, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born July 23, 1858, and died October 04, 1937. She married WILLIAM P. AVERETTE 1878 in Bibb County, Alabama, son of JUBAL AVERETTE and FRANCES HALLMAN. He was born March 03, 1860 in Alabama, and died October 03, 1921 in Pondville Cem., Bibb County, Alabama.

More About MARY ANN ELAM AVERY:
Burial: Pondville Cemetery...12 west of Brent on hwy#25


Children of MARY AVERY and WILLIAM AVERETTE are:

i. FRANCES LOUANNA JANE5 AVERETTE, m. WALTER BARRETT CADDELL, December 30, 1898, Bibb County, Alabama; b. July 16, 1873; d. October 12, 1949, Birmingham, Alabama.

ii. HIRAM CHESTER AVERETTE, b. December 03, 1883; d. 1959; Stepchild; m. LILLIE COOK.

More About HIRAM CHESTER AVERETTE:
Burial: Pondville Cemetery...12 west of Brent on hwy#25

More About LILLIE COOK:
Burial: Pondville Cemetery...12 west of Brent on hwy#25

41. iii. WILLIE LUTHER AVERETTE, b. January 12, 1889; d. October 26, 1965, Pondville Cem..12 miles west of Brent off hwy 25.

42. iv. STELLA AVERETTE, b. May 05, 1882; d. September 30, 1970.

v. MATTIE ADA AVERETTE, m. ROBERT TILTON "TIL" HOBSON.


9. JOHN HIRAM4 AVERY (MARY ANN3 ELAM, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born October 1866 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died 1928 in Bethal Baptist Cem..Bibb County, Alabama. He married LOUCENDA VIRGINIA HUNT. She was born 1870 in Alabama, and died June 1943 in Bethal Baptist Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for JOHN HIRAM AVERY:
Children listed on 1920 Bibb County Census..


Children of JOHN AVERY and LOUCENDA HUNT are:

43. i. WRETHA ANN5 AVERY, b. February 24, 1894; d. April 22, 1987.

44. ii. CLARA RAY AVERY, b. January 11, 1896.

45. iii. JOHN ALVIN AVERY, b. May 20, 1897; d. June 07, 1952, Hobson Graveyard...Bibb County, Alabama.

46. iv. HIRAM GRADY AVERY, b. March 30, 1902; d. November 24, 1961, Bibb County, Alabama.

47. v. THOMAS W. AVERY, b. December 23, 1905; d. June 01, 1972, Bibb County, Alabama.

48. vi. CORA MAE AVERY, b. July 27, 1907; d. February 18, 1982, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

vii. ORA AVERY, b. Abt. 1908.

49. viii. ELSIA LEE AVERY, b. December 27, 1908, Bibb County, Alabama; d. May 05, 1956, Birmingham, Alabama.

50. ix. SARAH EFFIE AVERY, b. November 27, 1910.


10. COLUMBUS E.4 AVERY (MARY ANN3 ELAM, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born December 12, 1871, and died August 05, 1887 in Avery Cem..Bibb County, Alabama. He married MARY HALLMAN. She was born October 27, 1906 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.


Children of COLUMBUS AVERY and MARY HALLMAN are:

i. JAMES TRUXTON5 AVERY, m. MYRTLE LILLIAN SNIPES.

ii. ILA OVIE AVERY, m. JAMES EDWARD AVERY, October 09, 1927, Howton, Alabama; b. September 18, 1906, Howton, Alabama.


11. MARTHA FRANCES "MATTIE"4 AVERY (MARY ANN3 ELAM, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born June 04, 1874 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died December 11, 1935 in Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama. She married JAMES (JIM) E. BAILEY, son of LEVI BAILEY and DOREY MITCHELL. He was born February 28, 1866 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died April 17, 1941 in Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for JAMES (JIM) E. BAILEY:
1920 Bibb County Census listed the below children..


Children of MARTHA AVERY and JAMES BAILEY are:

i. HERBERT P.5 BAILEY, b. Abt. 1901.

51. ii. MATTIE BELLE BAILEY, b. January 15, 1905, Bibb County, Alabama; d. May 15, 1994, Mt. Zion Cemetery..Hale County, Alabama.

iii. JOHN L. BAILEY, b. Abt. 1907.

iv. BESSIE BAILEY, b. Abt. 1909.

v. HENRY AMOS BAILEY, b. March 08, 1911, Bibb County, Alabama; d. March 07, 1977, Mt. Zion Cemetery; m. SARAH VERNA RUSSELL; b. Akron, Alabama.

vi. ANNIE L. BAILEY, b. Abt. 1912.


12. ARTHUR E. DUKE4 AVERY (MARY ANN3 ELAM, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born January 07, 1876 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died August 25, 1949 in Friendship #2. He married (1) GRACIE EUGENE FULLER. She was born June 04, 1880 in Alabama, and died August 07, 1906 in Friendship #2..Bibb County, Alabama. He married (2) SARAH ANN (DOLLY) BAILEY 1907, daughter of JOSEPH BAILEY and SARAH MEIGS. She was born January 06, 1883, and died October 16, 1961 in Friendship #2 Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for ARTHUR E. DUKE AVERY:

Below is the information I have. If you see any errors or can add to this information, please let me know. The only thing I know of that is written in stone is my age. Jacque

Descendants of Arthur E. Duke Avery

1 [1] Arthur E. Duke AVERY b: 07 Jan 1876 in AL d: 25 Aug 1949 in Friendship #2, Bibb Co., AL
....... +Gracie Eugene FULLER b: 04 Jun 1880 in AL d: 07 Aug 1906 in Friendship Cemetery #2,
             Bibb Co., AL
....... 2 Velma AVERY b: 05 May 1901
.......... +Charlie Homer BAILEY b: 18 Sep 1896 m: 22 Feb 1920 d: 26 Nov 1932 in Friendship #2,
             Bible Method. Church, Bibb Co., AL Father: William Franklin Bailey Mother: Rachael
             Ann Meigs
....... 2 Annie L. AVERY b: 10 Sep 1903
....... 2 R. T. AVERY b: 20 Jul 1905
....... *2nd Wife of [1] Arthur E. Duke AVERY:
....... +Sarah Ann BAILEY b: 06 Jan 1883 m: Abt. 1907 d: 16 Oct 1961 in Friendship #2, Bibb Co., AL
          Father: Joseph V. Bailey Mother: Sarah Melissa Meigs
....... 2 Arthur Ward AVERY d: 20 Aug 1999 in Savanah, GA
.......... +Claudine HARTLEY
....... 2 Oliver Thomas AVERY b: 08 Mar 1908 d: 10 Mar 1910 in Friendship #2, Bible Method.
           Church, Bibb Co., AL
....... 2 Richard Clayton AVERY b: 14 Aug 1909 d: 18 Jul 1986 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL
.......... +Clemy Bell HARTLEY m: 23 Oct 1935
....... 2 Joseph B. AVERY b: 28 Nov 1910
.......... +Annie POWELL
....... 2 Stella Gevena AVERY b: 22 Jul 1912
.......... +Lige PULLEY
....... 2 Clara Lolan AVERY b: 25 Nov 1913
.......... +Burley CLEMENTS
....... 2 Sara Lou AVERY b: 27 Sep 1916
.......... +Robert MORGAN
....... 2 Mary Francine AVERY b: 20 Jul 1918 d: 09 Jul 1920 in Friendship #2, Bible Method. Church,
           Bibb Co., AL
....... 2 Frank AVERY b: 17 Dec 1919
.......... +Erline EDMONDS
....... 2 Thompson AVERY b: 21 Aug 1921
.......... +Mary Kathrine BROWNING
....... 2 Jack AVERY b: 25 Jul 1923
.......... +Lucy STRICKLAND
....... 2 Odean AVERY b: 07 Aug 1925
.......... +Walter MEGGS
....... 2 [2] Dove E. AVERY b: 03 Nov 1927
.......... +Billy SHAMBLIN
....... *2nd Husband of [2] Dove E. AVERY:
.......... +David SKELTON

i am the great granddaughter of arthur duke avery an dolly bailey
arthur duke an dolly's daughter
sarah lou avery m. robert l morgan
had janice morgan m. bobby r hudson
had Janie victoria (vicky) Hudson *
* this is me


Children of ARTHUR AVERY and GRACIE FULLER are:

52. i. VELMA5 AVERY, b. May 05, 1901; d. Friendship Church Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

ii. ANNIE L. AVERY, b. September 10, 1903; m. ALBERT MITCHELL; b. Abt. 1902.

iii. R. T. AVERY, b. July 20, 1905; m. J. C. MAYFIELD.


Children of ARTHUR AVERY and SARAH BAILEY are:
iv. ARTHUR WARD5 AVERY, d. August 20, 1999, Savanah, GA; m. CLAUDINE HARTLEY.

Notes for ARTHUR WARD AVERY:
Buried Tuscaloosa, AL.

Notes for CLAUDINE HARTLEY:
Sister of Clemy Hartley wife of Richard Clayton Avery


v. OLIVER THOMAS AVERY, b. March 07, 1908; d. March 10, 1910, Friendship #2 Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

53. vi. RICHARD CLAYTON AVERY, b. August 14, 1909.

vii. JOSEPH B. AVERY, b. November 28, 1910; m. ANNIE POWELL.

viii. STELLA GEVENA AVERY, b. July 22, 1912; m. LIGE PULLEY.

ix. CLARA LOLAN AVERY, b. November 25, 1913; m. BURLEY CLEMENTS.

54. x. SARA LOU AVERY, b. September 27, 1916; d. August 26, 1995.

xi. MARY FRANCINE AVERY, b. July 20, 1918; d. July 09, 1920, Friendship #2 Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

xii. FRANK AVERY, b. December 17, 1919; m. ERLINE EDMONDS.

xiii. THOMPSON AVERY, b. August 21, 1921; m. MARY KATHRINE BROWNING.

xiv. JACK AVERY, b. July 25, 1923; m. LUCY STRICKLAND.

xv. ODEAN AVERY, b. August 07, 1925; m. WALTER MEGGS.

xvi. DOVE E. AVERY, b. November 03, 1927; m. (1) BILLY SHAMBIN; m. (2) DAVID SKELTON.


13. JOHN HENRY4 ELAM (JOHN MONROE3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born January 24, 1871 in Clark County, Mississippi, and died in Clark County, Mississippi, buried in a small Cemetary about 150 yard north of McGowen Chapel. He married MARTHA C. BROWN December 20, 1891 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. She was born April 23, 1877, and died February 13, 1947 in Clark County, Mississippi, buried in a small Cemetary about 150 yard north of McGowen Chapel.


Children of JOHN ELAM and MARTHA BROWN are:

i. INFANT5 ELAM.

ii. BERRY ELAM, b. 1896.

55. iii. WILLIAM MONROE ELAM, b. June 17, 1897, Centreville, Alabama Bibb County; d. January 03, 1993, Harmony, Clark County, Mississippi.

56. iv. HENRY ERNEST ELAM, b. October 11, 1898; d. June 13, 1959, McGowen Cemetery, Harmony, Mississippi.

57. v. JOHN WARREN ELAM,SR., b. September 22, 1901; d. September 26, 1960, Phillipines.

58. vi. LEILA PEARL ELAM, b. October 17, 1903, Lauderdale County, Mississippi; d. April 01, 1998, McGowen Chapel Cem..Clark County, Mississippi.

vii. WARD ELAM, b. July 04, 1905, Harmony, Clark County, Mississippi; d. May 02, 1907, Quinelly's Cem, Harmony, MS.

59. viii. ALLIA B. ELAM, b. 1907; d. February 02, 1959, Los Angeles, California.

60. ix. ELDRIDGE A. (BILL) ELAM, b. 1909, Clark County, Mississippi.

61. x. PINKNEY EARL ELAM, b. November 04, 1912; d. January 25, 1979, Quinelly's.

xi. BESSIE LEA ELAM, b. February 14, 1914; d. November 03, 1915, Quinelly's Cem, Harmony, MS.

62. xii. FLOYD LEON ELAM, b. 1916, Clark County, Mississippi; d. May 18, 1998.

63. xiii. ROLAND EDGER ELAM, b. 1918.

64. xiv. BEATRICE ELAM, b. April 22, 1921; d. October 31, 1939, Union Church Cem. West, Bibb County, Alabama.


14. PAUL EDWIN4 ELAM (JOHN MONROE3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born March 27, 1883 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died April 01, 1963 in Harmony ,Mississippi Clark County. He married TENNIE VIOLA PENNINGTON.

Notes for PAUL EDWIN ELAM:
My name is Bryan O'Neil and I am the great grandson of Paul Edwin Elam. My cousin, Henry Elam, found your post on a geneology board and thought I might be the person that you would want to talk with. A bit about myself and how I tie into the Elam family. My grandmother was the daughter of Paul Edwin and Tennie Pennington Elam. Mr. Paul's father, John Monroe Elam, as you may know, a resident of Bibb County Alabama until the Civil War. At that time he enlisted in the 20th Ala. Infantry. His unit fought at the seige of Vicksburg. I have copies of several letters that he wote home to Bibb county just before the seige and I have located the exact spot (using information from his letters) where he fought at Vicksburg. This spot is in the military park that is now there.

After the war, John settled around Meridian, Mississippi in the Mehan Junction community. He is buried in the Goodwater Cemetary there. Two of his sons, John and Paul, bought land in the Harmony community outside of Quitman, Mississippi. I currently live on Mr. Paul's homestead. In fact, I was working on the barn he built when Henry told me about you. Please respond soon because we would LOVE to have you at the anual Elam Family Reunion that we hold every June in Clarkco Park outside of Quitman. Sincerely. Bryan O'Neil


Children of PAUL ELAM and TENNIE PENNINGTON are:

i. JOHN5 ELAM.

ii. PAUL ELAM.

iii. BROOKE ELAM.

iv. MARY ELLA ELAM.

v. PEARL ELAM.


15. LEMUEL THOMAS4 ELAM, SR. (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born June 12, 1875, and died March 25, 1936 in Bethel Baptist Church Cem..Brent, Alabama. He married (1) NANCY JANE (NANNIE) CADDELL 1898, daughter of MARTHA ELIZABETH PEARSON. She was born August 18, 1878, and died June 05, 1908 in Bethel Baptist Church Cem..Brent, Alabama. He married (2) MINNIE RHODES Aft. 1908. She was born Abt. 1876.

Notes for LEMUEL THOMAS ELAM, SR.:
1920 Bibb Census..listing children..cannot read last one..Ezilla(or close) ..Daughter..

Notes for MINNIE RHODES:

Wife of Archie Holley...married Lem Elam ate Archie was killed in Lem's bar..


Children of LEMUEL ELAM and NANCY CADDELL are:

65. i. CLARA LUCILE5 ELAM, b. February 24, 1899, Bibb County, Alabama; d. June 11, 1985, Centreville, Alabama.

66. ii. ROY MCKINLEY ELAM, b. November 15, 1901; d. July 15, 1968.

iii. VIRGIE ELAM, b. Abt. 1904.

iv. ARTHUR ELAM, b. May 27, 1905; d. January 05, 1907, Bethel Baptist Church Cem..4 miles south of Brent, Alabam..hwy 5.

v. ONRO ELAM, m. EFFIE MURPHY.


Children of LEMUEL ELAM and MINNIE RHODES are:

vi. TEDDY5 ELAM, b. Abt. 1914.

vii. LEMUEL T. ELAM, JR., b. Abt. 1915.

viii. EZELL ELAM.

ix. ALBERT LISS (DOC) ELAM, b. April 01, 1900, Alabama; d. August 06, 1982; m. WYNEMA JONES; b. June 21, 1923, Georgia; d. October 07, 1996, Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for ALBERT LISS (DOC) ELAM:
35034 (Centreville, Bibb, AL) 416-16-3689


16. MARGARET4 ELAM (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born March 17, 1877, and died March 13, 1953 in Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama. She married HENRY ALBERT (ADDIE) BELCHER January 01, 1896 in Bibb County, Alabama, son of WILLIAM BELCHER and NANCY CREEL. He was born November 19, 1874 in Ala, and died March 06, 1953 in Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for HENRY ALBERT (ADDIE) BELCHER:
BELCHER, Addie Marriage
Wife: Margaret ELAM
Marriage Date: 01 Jan 1896 Recorded in: Bibb, Alabama
Source: FHL Number 1031252 Dates: 1881-1895
Children listed on 1920 Bibb County census In James Prec..


Children of MARGARET ELAM and HENRY BELCHER are:

67. i. SHELBY ELLIOTT5 BELCHER, SR., b. October 1896.

68. ii. LILLIE BELCHER, b. February 1900; d. 1993.

69. iii. LENA LUCRETIA BELCHER, b. Abt. 1902; d. November 25, 1938, Pineland Memorial Cemetery, Bibb Co., AL.

70. iv. WILLIAM ALBERT BELCHER, b. Abt. 1904.

71. v. LOLA BELCHER, b. Abt. 1905.

72. vi. OLON P. BELCHER, SR., b. Abt. 1915.


17. HARVEY A.4 ELAM (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born December 13, 1878 in Centreville, Alabama, and died December 05, 1959 in Elam Graveyard...Bibb County, Alabama. He married PEARL MANNIE HOLLEY May 30, 1909 in Brent, Alabama, daughter of ARCHIE HOLLEY and MINNIE RHODES. She was born January 13, 1894, and died December 24, 1981 in Elam Graveyard..Bibb County, Alabama.

Marriage Notes for HARVEY ELAM and PEARL HOLLEY:
Marriage book M...1900-1912 page 75
Marrage performed by A. H. James..JP
Marriage Book M, 1908-1912
H. A. ELAM to Pearl (middle initial unreadable) HOLLEY at Brent on 30 May 1909
by A. H. James, JP, p. 75


Children of HARVEY ELAM and PEARL HOLLEY are:

73. i. LEON EDWIN5 ELAM, b. May 06, 1910; d. January 26, 1986, Bethel Baptist Cem..Brent, Alabama.

ii. RELAND R. ELAM, b. April 01, 1912; d. February 15, 1964, Friendship #2 Cem...Bibb County, Alabama; m. ?? KEY.

74. iii. WINFRIED OLIN ELAM, b. December 08, 1913.

iv. WAYLAND HARVEY ELAM, b. October 15, 1915; d. March 28, 1998, Winter Haven, Polk, FL..

More About WAYLAND HARVEY ELAM:
Burial: Elam cemetery ..Bibb County, Alabama

75. v. PEARLIE ODELL ELAM, b. August 19, 1917.

vi. INFANT ELAM, b. April 01, 1919; d. April 11, 1919, Elam Graveyard...Bibb County, Alabama.

vii. BESSIE OLEAN ELAM, b. March 09, 1920; d. May 24, 1925, Elam Graveyard...Bibb County, Alabama.

76. viii. SARAH ONEDITH ELAM, b. March 18, 1922.

77. ix. JAMES ALBERT ELAM, b. June 07, 1924; d. August 11, 1990, Memory Hill Cem..Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

78. x. MINNIE ZEOLA ELAM, b. May 11, 1926, Bibb County, Alabama; d. December 28, 2000, Moundville Nursing Home.

xi. VERRELL DONALD ELAM, b. February 25, 1928; m. ZEOLA ??.

Notes for VERRELL DONALD ELAM:
Donald was a known "moonshiner" who did time in the Federal prison camps at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montogomery, for moonshing while there he paid for a incarcerated public accountant a fee of four packs of cigarettes per chapter - as he was on the work release program he was able to smuggle his story out one chapter at a time - in 1973 he published MOONSHINE TILL DAWN.

xii. GERALD MAULDIN ELAM, b. November 02, 1929.

xiii. MALCOLM NORMAN ELAM, b. January 21, 1933; d. November 15, 1998.

xiv. MILDRED ARTHURLENE ELAM, b. December 14, 1934.


18. HIRAM M.4 ELAM (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born June 16, 1883 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died October 26, 1966 in Hattisburg Cem...Hattisburg, Alabama. He married ROBERTA WOOLEY November 06, 1910 in Brent, Alabama, daughter of ?? WOOLEY and MARY ??. She was born March 15, 1888, and died August 06, 1959 in Hattisburg Cem...Hattisburg, Alabama.

Marriage Notes for HIRAM ELAM and ROBERTA WOOLEY:
H. M. ELAM to Roberta WOOLEY at Brent on 6 Nov 1910 by A. H. James, JP, p.


Children of HIRAM ELAM and ROBERTA WOOLEY are:

i. VIRASSA5 ELAM, b. Abt. 1912.

ii. GARLAND ELAM, b. February 19, 1913; d. August 17, 1990.

iii. LANKEY ELAM, b. January 23, 1915; d. March 1984.

iv. MURVEL ELAM, b. Abt. 1916.

79. v. ROYCE ELAM, b. September 18, 1918; d. October 06, 1993.


19. MARTHA ELLA4 ELAM (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born July 31, 1886 in Alabama, and died February 14, 1973 in Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama. She married WILLIAM ELBERT (EDDIE) BELCHER, SR. December 03, 1902 in Brent, Alabama, son of WILLIAM BELCHER and NANCY CREEL. He was born November 19, 1874 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died July 14, 1945 in Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for WILLIAM ELBERT (EDDIE) BELCHER,SR.:
House number 20 on 1920 Bibb County Census...and notice it says W.E. was born in Georgia..


Children of MARTHA ELAM and WILLIAM BELCHER are:

i. HENRY GRADY5 BELCHER, b. August 29, 1903.

ii. HARVEY BRADY BELCHER, b. September 06, 1904; d. May 24, 1991; m. BEULAH WHITE.

80. iii. RUBY GUSTAVA BELCHER, b. January 05, 1906; d. June 27, 1986.

iv. REVY GERTRUDE BELCHER, b. December 02, 1910; d. March 1925, Tuscaloosa.

v. ALBERT ROLAND BELCHER, b. February 14, 1915; d. February 07, 1959, Centreville Mem; m. MARY BELL WOOLEY; b. March 03, 1917; d. June 1991.

vi. SARA RUTH BELCHER, b. June 07, 1918; d. June 06, 1936, Centreville Cem...Centreville, Alabama.

81. vii. WILLIAM ELBERT (DUB) BELCHER,JR., b. November 25, 1920.

82. viii. MARTHA ROBENA BELCHER, b. September 02, 1923.


20. JAMES ARCHIE4 ELAM (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born April 29, 1888 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died November 04, 1959 in New Live Oak Cem..Selma, Alabama. He married MARY LILLIE RAGLAND March 07, 1909, daughter of ISAIAH RAGLAND and JENNY SHUTTLESWORTH. She was born August 13, 1890 in Eoline, Bibb County, Alabama, and died January 04, 1972 in New Live Oak Cem..Selma, Alabama.

Notes for JAMES ARCHIE ELAM
Marriage Notes for JAMES ELAM and MARY RAGLAND:
Archie ELAM to Mary RAGLAND, 5 Dec. 1909, by W. G. Hubbard, M.G., p. 148


Children of JAMES ELAM and MARY RAGLAND are:

i. WYNONA5 ELAM, b. August 01, 1910; d. October 1981, Pineflat Baptist Church Cem..Shuttle, Alabama Perry County, Alabama; m. HUGH CLIFFORD ALEXANDER, September 07, 1929, Selma, Alabama; d. Pineflat Baptist Church Cem..Shuttle, Alabama Perry County, Alabama.

ii. MARY KATERLENE ELAM, b. February 16, 1913, Brent, Alabama; d. November 01, 1979, Selma, Alabama.. Dallas County; m. VIRGIL CHISM.

83. iii. JAMES RANDEL ELAM, b. August 17, 1915, Eoline,Bibb County, Alabama; d. May 08, 1998, New Live Oak Cem..selma, Alabama.

iv. JEANETTE ELAM, b. July 10, 1917, Bay Minette,Baldwin County, Alabama; m. WILLIAM ALVIN HESTER, September 21, 1941.

v. VALLIE LOUISE ELAM, b. November 04, 1919; m. (1) JOHN CARLOS BECKON; m. (2) JOHN WILSON MOYER.

vi. ARCHIE CARL ELAM, b. December 07, 1921, Tyler,Dallas County, Alabama; m. IRENE PATRICK, February 28, 1948.

vii. FREDDIE CEIL ELAM, b. October 23, 1924, Cahaba,Dallas County, Alabama; m. HAROLD LESTER SHIRLEY, September 15, 1947, Selma, Alabama.

viii. CALVIN CLARENCE ELAM, b. June 04, 1927; m. EARNESTINE COVEY.

ix. JOHN WESTLEY ELAM,B&D, b. March 1929, Selma, Alabama...Dallas County, Alabama; d. March 1929, Pineflat Baptist Church Cem..Shuttle, Alabama Perry County, Alabama.

x. ANN MARLENE ELAM, b. August 12, 1931, Selma, Alabama..Dallas County; m. WILLIAM VICTOR SUTHER, October 22, 1949, Meridian,Mississippi.

xi. JO ANN ELAM, b. July 27, 1934, Selma, Alabama..Dallas County; m. J. PARDUE, December 22, 1951.


21. DELIA ANN4 ELAM (ANALISSI L.3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born June 18, 1898, and died December 1984 in Haysop Cem..Bibb County, Alabama. She married BURIE (BURY) RAGLAND, son of ISAIAH RAGLAND and JENNY SHUTTLESWORTH. He was born April 01, 1885, and died January 24, 1926.


Children of DELIA ELAM and BURIE RAGLAND are:

i. LORENE5 RAGLAND, m. (1) BILLIE EADY; m. (2) GARLAND BOULER.

ii. SARAH LULENE RAGLAND, b. February 28, 1916; d. June 17, 1917.

iii. ISAIAH RAGLAND, b. June 04, 1920; m. NELL HALLMAN.


22. JOHN DAVID4 ELAM (HENRY HIRAM3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born August 18, 1872 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died May 07, 1910 in Centreville Cem...Bibb County, Alabama. He married LAVONIA SOPHRENA MAYFIELD. She was born April 1868.


Children of JOHN ELAM and LAVONIA MAYFIELD are:

i. MAMIE5 ELAM, b. February 1890.

84. ii. GRADY LEE ELAM, b. November 09, 1899, Bibb County, Alabama; d. June 18, 1977, Union Cem...West Talladega National Forest.


23. DOROTHY ANN (DOLLIE)4 ELAM (HENRY HIRAM3, HIRAM2, JOHN S.1) was born January 05, 1877, and died November 11, 1968 in Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama..7 miles west Centreville on hwy 82. She married (1) MARION HUEY DEASON November 13, 1895 in Bibb County, Alabama, son of JOHN DEASON and LOUISA BROWN. He was born September 22, 1871 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died August 03, 1911 in Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama..7 miles west Centreville on hwy 82. She married (2) GROVER CLEVELAND ELBERT CROSS DEASON December 27, 1911 in Bibb County, Alabama, son of JOHN DEASON and LOUISA BROWN. He was born January 27, 1888 in Bibb County, Alabama, and died March 25, 1956 in Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

Notes for DOROTHY ANN (DOLLIE) ELAM:
The Tuscaloosa News, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1968, p. 2, col. 7.
Mrs. Deason - Centreville - Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Ann Deason,91, of Centreville, who died Monday in the Bibb County Hospital, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Little Hope Baptist Church with Elder J. C. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery directed by Jack Lee Funeral Home of Centreville. Survivors include five daughters,. . .; four sons, . . . one sister, Mrs. Sovella Deason of Tuscaloosa; three brothers, Lucas and Elbert Elam of Brent, and Grady Elam of Tuscaloosa; 49 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren, and other relatives. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services.

Notes for MARION HUEY DEASON:
May have established the first store in Brent. In 1900 he was listed as Brent Agent for Tuscaloosa Cotton Seed Oil Co. He edited and published "Eoline Messenger." Also owned a farm and at one time ran the mail route from Slick Hill to Tuscaloosa. He was a traveling peddler when he met Dorothy as a child. He and family moved to Colorado for his health at one time but later moved back to Bibb Co., AL, where he died at the age of 39 of TB.

Some information on this family furnished by Barry Hocutt, Birmingham, AL, and Delores Deason Goin, Birmingham, AL.

Delores has a copy of the Blocton Enterprise for West Blocton, AL, v. 6, no. 2, dated Aug 10, 1911, which mentions the death of M. H. Deason that was on AUGUST 8, 1911.

The Blocton Enterprise, West Blocton, AL, v. 6, no. 2, August 10, 1911: Death of M. H. Deason. We are informed that Mr. M. H. Deason, of Eoline, died at his home there Tuesday. Mr. Deason started the publication of the Eoline Messenger some time ago, but his failing health caused him to give it up and go west. It seems as if he returned home to die after having gotten no benefit from his trip. He has a brother, James Deason, at this place. He leaves a family all of whome have the deepest sympathy.

Diary of Wiley E. Deason also gives death date of M. H. Deason as August 8, 1911, and states that he was buried on August 9, 1911. Date on his tombstone is incorrect.

Birth and death dates are from tombstones in Little Hope Cemetery, Bibb Co., AL.
DEASON, Huey Marriage
Wife: Dortha Ann ELAM
Marriage Date: 13 Nov 1895 Recorded in: Bibb, Alabama
Source: FHL Number 1031252 Dates: 1881-1895

Notes for GROVER CLEVELAND ELBERT CROSS DEASON:

Grover was 5'6" tall and weighed 149 lbs..He was born and raised on the poor dirt farm in Bibb County, Alabama in the Old Log Cabin built by grandpa John...


Children of DOROTHY ELAM and MARION DEASON are:

85. i. PEARLY VICTORIA5 DEASON, b. August 14, 1896, Bibb County, Alabama; d. March 07, 1980, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

86. ii. JOHN FREIDMAN DEASON,SR., b. September 25, 1899, Bibb County, Alabama; d. May 12, 1966, Forest Hill Cem...

87. iii. CORA LOU DEASON, b. July 07, 1902, Brent, Alabama; d. August 06, 1986, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

88. iv. JENNIE MAYBELLE DEASON, b. November 07, 1904, Brent, Alabama; d. December 08, 1990, Little Hope Cem..Bibb County, Alabama.

89. v. MARION BRENT DEASON, b. February 19, 1907, Brent, Alabama; d. February 1991, Birmingham, Alabama.


vi. Terressa Neppie Deason, b. August 17, 1909, Eoline, Bibb County, Alabama; d. July 13, 2002, buried at Little Hope Cemetery; m. (2) ROBERT HUGH UPCHURCH; m. (1) CLARENCE WESLEY HARTWICK, September 02, 1930, Cinn., Ohio; b. June 28, 1904, Harbor Beach, Michigan; d. August 17, 1969, Little Hope Cem. Bibb County, Alabama.

Children of DOROTHY ELAM and GROVER DEASON are:

90. vii. GROVER CARVER5 DEASON, b. October 20, 1912.

viii. ALBERTA SAMANTHY DEASON, b. Abt. 1916; m. ARTHUR REYNOLDS TURCOTTE.

ix. GEORGE WASHINGTON DEASON, b. May 24, 1918, Bibb County, Alabama; d. April 11, 1987; m. (1) MARY CATHERINE MURPHY; b. December 27, 1923; m. (2) MARGARET CELINE MORRIS, October 11, 1944, Bluefield, West Virginia; b. November 11, 1923; d. July 13, 1979.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON DEASON:
Burial: Little Hope Cemetery.. Bibb County, Alabama

91. x. HENRY HASSELL DEASON, b. April 04, 1921.

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