Queries 1997
March - April


KIRBY, VARNON, WHITE posted by Jeff Varnon on Saturday, March 1, 1997

I am looking for a Samantha WHITE b 1861. I have found her living with an uncle August KIRBY in Calhoun County, AL, in the 1880 census. I have also found a Jane WHITE b 1857 that I believe to be the sister of Samantha. Jane was living with an uncle Joe KIRBY in Calhoun County in the 1870 census. Samantha married my Great Grandfather Louis L. or Lewis M. VARNON and they had their first child in 1881. I believe them to be married in Calhoun County, AL sometime just before 1881. If you have any information on these WHITEs or KIRBYs please exchange GEDCOM files with me.

DODD, WARD posted by Elizabeth A. Dodd on Thursday, March 6, 1997

I am looking for any information about a Algener S. DODD (b 1821 in SC) wife, Sarah A. (WARD) b 1822 SC, lived in Benton Co. AL in 1847-1857. There were other DODD families in the area in the 1850 census and he is listed as #211 in Benton Co: A. S. DODD, 4 of the children (Sara E. b 1848, Taylor H. b 1852, William E. b 1854, & Martha G b 1856) were born in Benton Co. AL. Since there were other DODD families there at the same time could they be related to any of them? They moved from the Atlanta GA area to AL and then to Lauderdale Co MS in about 1857-58. I lost the family during the Civil War except for my husband's g-grandfather, John Samuel DODD, that served in the War and settled following the war in North Central MS. Thanks for anything you might find.

AUTERY, WESSON posted by Shirley Chasteen on Friday, March 7, 1997

Looking for information on Elijah J AUTERY B 16 May 1812, d 29 June 1861. Supposed to have been born in Benton Co., Ala. Married 13 July 1839/1840 in Benton Co. to Amaritta Catherine "Ritty" WESSON b 15 April 1824 in Benton Co. also. Looking for information on who Elijah's parents were and his grandparents. Hope you can help. Thanks

BEARD, BOYD, COX posted by Stephen Boyd on Wednesday, March 12, 1997

I am seeking information on Thomas James BOYD who died shortly after 1871. He married Ellen Lender COX in Jacksonville, Alabama and they had a son Samuel James BOYD August 4, 1871. Thomas was the son of James BOYD who was born in Tennesse about 1810 who was married to Millie. Ellen was the daughter of William P. COX and Mary Alice COX. Mary Alice COX was born in Georgia around 1824. Ellen married Barney Washington BEARD after the death of Tom in 1884.

DAVIS, FALK, FAULK posted by Ann Davis on Monday, March 17, 1997

Found new info on Sarah FALK (FAULK) wife of William W. DAVIS who appears in 1840 Benton/Calhoun county Al. 1840 census. Marriage record found in Lowndes Co. Al dated 1836. Two boys appear in 1840 census and 1850 census....Ensley born 1829 and Jasper born 1832.....her sons or his sons? Boys were about 7 and 4 when Sarah and William married in 1836. Was FALK her maiden name or a married name?

GOODWIN, WILLIAMS posted by Dennis W. Williams on Monday, March 17, 1997

Seeking information on Benjamin Ephriam GOODWIN b.ca.1890 and d. ca.1932/1934 and wife Effie WILLIAMS b.ca. 1886 d.ca 1942 both buried at Mt. Zion Bapt. Alexandria Al. Also seeking information on Benjamin GOODWIN & wife parents of - Benjamin E. GOODWIN above.

SARTOR posted by Terry Lawson on Saturday, March 29, 1997

Johnson SARTOR of Cherokee, Co., GA was in Benton (Calhoun) County for several years in the 1830's and 40's. He was bad to leave home looking for gold. Was there prospecting for gold in Benton Co.? Do you know anything of this family? I'd appreciate hearing from you.

FLANNAGIN, GOFORTH, NELSON posted by Carolyn Nelson on Saturday, March 29, 1997

I am searching for ancestors of James Lewis NELSON b. 16 July 1888 in Calhoun Co., AL. He had 2 sisters that I know of: Lonnie and Bessie, who married a FLANNAGIN and named her only son Nelson. James m. Della GOFORTH in 1912. He died 21 Oct 1954 in Fernandina Beach, FL. All help greatly appreciated in locating the ancestors of James as I have hit a brick wall.

DAVENPORT, MCSPADDEN, TURNIPSEED posted by Patti Davenport on Sunday, March 30, 1997

Seeking connections for DAVENPORT family in DeArmanville area of Calhoun Co. Othela Montgomery DAVENPORT b. 8/18/1846 in TN, m. Kate TURNIPSEED b. 7/10/1852 in Oxford, AL. Marriage record located in county records for 2/6/1872. 9 children born to this marriage - most remained in Alabama but youngest, O.Montraville DAVENPORT (my grandfather) removed to Nebraska. Parents of Othela were Montraville DAVENPORT b. 5/4/1821 probably in TN and Amelia E. MCSPADDEN b. 2/13/1829.

HOLBROOK, JOHNSON posted by Thomas Holbrook on Sunday, April 6, 1997

Searching for ancesters of Rufus HOLBROOK and (Dara) Allie JOHNSON. Rufus died in Calhoun County in 1950. Allie died in 1977. I believe Allie was originally from Calhoun County. Parents name believed to be-William J. and Florence JOHNSON. Any assistance would be most helpful.

LAND, WOLF posted by Sharen A. Chambers on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

Calhoun County,AL Looking for info on Joseph LAND b @ 1775-94 Fairfield Dist.,SC father was Isaac LAND. Joseph was md abt 1812 Cocke,TN to Barbara WOLF. Joseph died aft 1871 in Calhoun,AL. Can anyone help me find Joseph and family?

DAVIS, FALK posted by Ann Davis on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

Searching for a William W. DAVIS born c1800 or maybe earlier, perhaps in S.C. or resided there before coming to Al. He married a Sarah FALK, 27 Dec 1836 in Lowndes Co. Al,..they are found in 1840 census in Benton/Calhoun Co. with two boys born 1829 and 1832, perhaps William's sons by a first wife. By the 1850 Calhoun Co. census, Sarah is alone with the boys, then in their teens. A Sarah FALK is found in the 1830 census in Lowndes Co. with two male children and two female children and living near another William DAVIS .. the nearest William DAVIS household to the above has one son under the age of five which could have been Ensley .. born 1829, the others were three females age range of 10-15, 15-20 and 50-60. His age is near perfect with the young son ... there are a total of four William DAVIS' in the Southern Dist. of Lowndes Co. in 1830. There was also a Philip FALK who may have been a brother(?) to Sarah ... the other son was eventually named Jasper Newton when he was born in 1832. I don't have much to go on past this information, any leads would be helpful...this family has almost no descendants, unless William had siblings and anyone could help with suppplying that information. Thank you.

ANDERSON, CHAMBERS, DOWDEL, PENNY, SIMS, SMITH, WHALEN, WHITE posted by Clark Sinclair on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

Researching CHAMBERS families who lived in Calhoun Co Al. Elizabeth CHAMBERS m Henry G SIMS and are found 1860 Calhoun Co Al (Ch:Marion;Caroline;James H.;Nancy; John H; W.F.; Eliza; Elizabeth). John T. CHAMBERS m 1847 Benton Co Al to Sarah Ann SIMS (ch:Mary June;Emily E.;Francis P.;George T.; Margaret;Sarah;Mary). Mary m 1873 Calhoun Co AL to Ezekiel P. PENNY; Emily m 1873 Calhoun to R.H. DOWDEL; Francis P. m 1876 Calhoun to William T. ANDERSON; Margaret CHAMBERS m 1876 Calhoun to Martin S. WHITE; Nancy CHAMBERS m William WHALEN and Matthew CHAMBERS m 1844 Benton to Mary J. SMITH.

ANDERS, ANDREWS, BOLTON, CLARDY, HALL, WRIGHT posted by Pam Stone on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

ANDREWS/WRIGHT Seek descs. of Terrell ANDREWS & Mary WRIGHT, b. 1777, d. aft.1860, Calhoun Co., AL, dau., Joseph & Mary WRIGHT of Laurens Co., SC. Mary had siblings: (1) Jane WRIGHT, b. 1774, Laurens? Co., SC, d. 18 Dec 1837, Norcross, Gwinnett Co., GA, m. 13 Feb 1794, Laurens Co., SC, Matthew BOLTON; (3) David WRIGHT, b. 1782, Laurens Co., SC, d. 16 Aug 1867, Calhoun Co., AL, m. Rebecca ANDREWS (sister of Terrell?); (4) James D. WRIGHT, b. 1783, Laurens Co., SC, d. 9 May 1873, Choctaw Co., AL, m. 1805, Laurens Co., SC, Nancy CLARDY, dau. of James C. CLARDY, Sr. & Sarah HALL; (5) Joseph WRIGHT, b. 1788, Laurens Co., SC; d. believe Tuscaloosa Co., AL; m. 19 Dec 1812, Rebecca ANDERS (she d. 10 Dec 1874, Tuscaloosa Co.,AL). (6,7,8) Unknown Daughters Thanks! Pam Stone pamstone@digital.net 3645 Barna Ave., #28F, Titusville, FL 32780-5363

ANDERS, ANDREWS, BOLTON, CLARDY, WRIGHT posted by Pam Stone on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

WRIGHT/ANDREWS Seek descs. of David WRIGHT, b. 1782, Laurens Co., SC; d. 16 Aug 1867, Calhoun Co., AL, son of Joseph & Mary WRIGHT of Laurens Co., SC, m. Rebecca ANDREWS. David Wright had siblings: (1) Jane WRIGHT, b. 1774, Laurens Co., SC, d. 1837, Norcross, Gwinnett Co., GA, m. Matthew BOLTON; (2) Mary WRIGHT, b. 1777, Laurens Co., SC, d. aft. 1860, Calhoun Co., AL, m. Terrell ANDREWS (bro. of Rebecca?); (4) James D. WRIGHT, b. 1783, Laurens Co., SC, d. 1873, Choctaw Co., AL, m. 1805, Nancy CLARDY; (5) Joseph WRIGHT, b. 1788, Laurens Co., SC, believe d. Tuscaloosa Co., AL, m. Rebecca ANDERS (who d. 1874, Tuscaloosa Co., AL). Thanks! Pam Stone pamstone@digital.net 3645 Barna Ave., #28F, Titusville, FL

MCDOWELL, REID posted by Becky Culpepper on Thursday, April 17, 1997

Am looking for any information on this family. They lived out in Friendship Community, also buried out at Bethelem cemetery. These are my grandmothers mother and father. Great-Grandfather John Flanklin REID b. Dec. 20, 1879 Georgia d. May 17, 1948 Bethelem Cemetery, Friendship Married Sept 17, 1899 Calhoun County, Ala. Great-Grandmother Lena Ruth MCDOWELL Reid B. Sept. 13, 1880 Alabama D. Oct. 31, 1957 Bethelem Cemetery, Friendship, Father: Elisha MCDOWELL.

RIDGEWAY, YORK posted by Annette Richards on Thursday, April 17, 1997

Harrison YORK born abt 1840 in Benton County, Al. Moved to Texas about 1856. Family originally from Tennessee. Married Mary Ella RIDGEWAY in Texas.. She was also born in Al but do not know where.

WALKER posted by James E. Walker on Thursday, April 17, 1997

WALKER, John Ruben (Rubin) was my Grandfather. He was born 8 Sep 1851 in Ragland, St Clair County, AL. He was married to an unnamed lady who bore him two children namely William Charlie Earnest WALKER born 18 Aug 1875 and died 25 October 1883. Another child was Nora Ann Jennetta WALKER b 1 Mar 1875 and died 29 Aug 1877.The only information I have came from an article in the Alabama Christian Advocate, Birmingham, AL dated Jan,9,1884. It states that Earnest WALKER, only son of J.R. and R.A. WALKER was born in Calhoun County, AL. and died near Fairview, AL 25 Oct 1993. It goes on to say how sad to think the sweet, merry voice and sunny face of eight summers will be heared no more in the once happy home. His sweet spirit is now with those who are happy forever, waiting and watching for the loved ones left behind. Ernest seemed to be warned of his death. Before he was taken sick he seemed serious and sad, and asked his grandma if she would not go down into the grave with him. He thought his mama and sister were in Heaven and he seemed to be satisfied. He suffered greatly but never murmured. May we all meet in heaven. Aunt Fannie My problem is, Who is R.A. and her parents????? Who are John Ruben's Parents? I would appreciate any infomation you may render. Jim Walker

BACHELDER, BATCHELOR posted by Peggy on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

Seeking information about the BATCHELOR family. Maybe spelled as BACHELDER. Any information would be helpfull. Thank you!! contact Peggy dadhaml@dallas.net


DAVIDSON. Seeking the descendants and ancestors of the Davidsons that married in Calhoun/Benton County. They were: Benton County Alabama Marriage Records 26 Mar 1835 Madison PUTMAN m. Olivia DAVIDSON. 7 Jan 1836 David T. L. DAVISON m. Mary RIDDLE. 6 Dec 1836 Jno F. G. DAVISON m. Eliza DOOGAN. 19 Mar 1845 Elijah DAVIDSON m. Susan HOGAN. 11 Oct 1845 Louiza V. DAVIDSON m. Jno. W. ADAMS. 29 Aug 1864 Mary S. DAVIDSON m. Bartley WHORTON . 12 Jun 1856 Sarah J. DAVIDSON m. Andrew W. WILLIAMSON. If you have any ties to the above listed brides and grooms..please contact me. Mary Bonsal

CHAPMAN, WALKER posted by James E. Walker on Monday, April 28, 1997

I am having problems in obtaining information on my Grandfathers family. He was John Ruben WALKER born 8 Sept 1851 Ragland, St Clair Co. Ala and died 5 May 1912 No one in my family seems to know anything about his first wife (She may have had the initials R.A. and may have been from Fairview, AL) other than the fact that she bore him two children: (1) William Charlie Ernest b 18 Aug 1875 and died 25 Oct 1883 (2) Nora Ann Jennetta b 1 Mar 1877 and d 29 Aug 1877 John Ruben WALKER then married Delilah Malinda CHAPMAN on 27 Apr 1882 she was b 5 Jun 1858 in Ragland, St Clair, AL 13 April 1947 they bore: Nancy Ann, William Hewlett, Katie Lee, Eugenia Emoline, Enos Pinkney, Ruben McCurry, Dollie Rozenna, and Lewis Early (Earl Lewis) my Father. These births ranged from 15 Feb 1883 to 24 Feb 1900. If anyone needs further information on them I will be glad to respond to their requests. The information I seek is : 1. Who was John Rubens WALKER'S first wife and what happened to the children ? 2. Who were John Ruben's WALKER'S Parents, and any other information available on them. My e-mail address is walk7622@worldnet.att.net and Snail mail is : James E. Walker 2120 Twilley Circle

BOWDEN posted by Carolyn on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Request information on Reading or Reddin BOWDEN, He was born in NC in 1796 married to Martha. He is found in the Benton Co, Ala 1840 census. He moved on to Tallega Co Ala in 1850. Thanks



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