Queries 1998
May - June

JEFFREYS, WOOD posted by Sharia Henley on Friday, May 1, 1998

WOOD(S)/JEFFREYS - My g-g-grandfather was Thomas Jefferson WOOD, b. 11/26/1841. His father Merit WOOD (b. 5/7/1798 in Buckingham Co., VA married Nancy Elizabeth Ann JEFFREYS. Merit and Nancy had many children. He also had four by first wife (unknown). They were Jerimiah M., Liser, Willis, male child name unknown. Merit and Nancy's chilren are: Miles, Mary, Matilda, Lydia Ann, Martha Jane, Francis Marion (Frank), Anderson Merit, and Thomas Jefferson. Would like any information that can be provided. I also have birth dates. Too many to supply don't you think.

BOWDEN, LAMBERT, LIPSBY posted by Carolyn Opfer on Sunday, May 3, 1998

BOWDEN, LAMBERT, LIPSBY Looking for Reading OR Red BOWDEN, born 1796 in North Carolina, He married a Francis childres: Amasa, James, Sarah E, Timothy, Haulda, Samuel, TL. . He is found in 1830 in Jones Co, North Carolina, 1840 Calhoun Co, formerly Benton Co, Georgia, 1850 Benton co Georgia, 1860 Talladega co Alabama. Grateful for any information. Thanks, Carolyn

BOURDEN, BOWDEN, LIPSEY posted by Matthew Lipsey on Wednesday, May 6, 1998

I am in search of any information pertaining to Redding LIPSEY and his wife Elizabeth. I am also seeking info on Redding BOURDEN, Jr. and his wife Frances R. (LIPSEY) BOURDEN. All were from North Carolina (BOURDEN from Duplin Co., LIPSEY from Onslow Co.) and were living in Benton Co., AL in 1840. Hiram LIPSEY and wife Caroline (BOWDEN) LIPSEY were also living in Benton Co., AL. In 1850 Redding BOURDEN, Jr. and wife Frances R. were still living in Benton Co. Any and all information is very helpful! Thank you very much!

CONAWAY, CONNIWAY, CONWAY posted by Patrick C. Conway on Thursday, May 7, 1998

CONWAY/CONNIWAY/CONAWAY I don't know if any of my CONWAYs, other than my uncle, Bryan CONWAY, were ever in Calhoun County but it's as good of a place to search for William Perry CONAWAY, son of Richard CONAWAY/CONNIWAY/CONWAY as any other as all I know for sure is that William was born in AL. I am also trying to research information on my Uncle Bryan CONWAY who was stationed at Camp McClellan in 1922. I have a copious amount of information on the events which occurred there in June of 1922 but I would like to talk with others who may have first or second hand knowledge. Here is the event as I know it: On 6/7/1922, Wednesday afternoon, Sgt Alfred Wood of California was shot and instantly killed by Bryan CONWAY of Leoma, TN. Uncle Bryan was nolle prosequi due to lack of witnesses and evidence during the local trial but, in Nov. 1925, was retried in Federal Court and found guilty of 2d degree murder for which he was sentenced to 18 years in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. He eventually wound up in Alcatraz. I am researching this not only because he was my uncle but, also for the Alcatraz inmate history at the Park. If anyone has any information beyond what was carried in the newspaper at the time or knows of a witness to the shooting or the descendant of a witness I would love to make contact.

RHOADES posted by Carol B. Reagan on Saturday, May 9, 1998

I'm looking for information on Elijah Sylvanus RHOADES born in Calhoun county, Ga. 19 February 1866. I believe his father was W.A. RHOADES.

BOLTON, COOK, JENNINGS, KENNEDY, MCWHORTER, STEPHENSON, SURRETT posted by Kathy Gregory on Sunday, May 10, 1998

James BOLTON born ca. 1806 and his wife Nancy COOK came from S.C. to settle in Benton (Calhoun) Co., Ala. I am trying to find out where they are buried. They were in the Rabbittown area. They had seven children Manerva who married James KENNEDY, John Edwin who married Martha STEPHENSON, Aramilla, Emily who married William R. SURRETT, Amanda who married Christopher STEPHENSON, Adolphus who married Martha JENNINGS and my line is Madison who married Elizabeth MCWHORTER. Any help with these families would be appreciated.

BOX, GEORGE, JONES posted by Reba White on Monday, May 11, 1998

BOX , George died in Calhoun County, Alabama in April of 1840. His wife Salina Sue JONES BOX left the area shortly after his death and followed family members to the East Texas area. Would like to hear from BOX researchers in the area. I would also like to know of the Cemetery where GEORGE BOX is buried.

FORMBY, KITE posted by Judy Webb on Tuesday, May 26, 1998

Seeking information from Highland Cem., Piedmont, AL. Need birth and death dates for Reuben L and Martha Eugenia (KITE) FORMBY. Last known address was Piedmont and I believe they are buried in Highland Cem. Reuben was b abt 1864 and M E "gena" b abt 1862. Would appreciate any help. May be in small rural cem near Piedmont. Judy Webb, Iowa Park, TX

VEATCH, WILLS posted by Leon Rowland Moore on Thursday, May 28, 1998

WILLS VEATCH -- Need information on John G. WILLS who married Mary A. VEATCH in Benton County (later renamed Calhoun County), Alabama August 5, 1850. Mary A. Wills age 32 was found in entries in the 1870 census of Chariton County, MO: TWP Prairie, Post Office Keytesville, Census was taken by B. M. VEATCH on 25 July 1870. Mary was listed with children: Benjamin age 12 b. in AL, John W. age 9 b. in AL, Jesse T. age 7 b.in AL.

BONDS, CHANDLER, REAVES posted by Keitha Kirk on Saturday, May 30, 1998

I am looking for the parents of Norvel (Nervel) BONDS. He was born 6-18-1835 in GA (according to the 1850 and 1860 census). He married Mary F. REAVES on 8-27-1857. A researcher of the REAVES family has Norvel as the son of William BONDS. I tend to believe this is incorrect because according to the 1860 census there were two Norvel BONDS. My Norvel was 24 and his wife Mary was 20 and they were living with Elizabeth CHANDLER, age either 40 or 70. If 40, it could be the sister to Mary. They also had a 1 year old son, William H(enry), my greatgrandfather. This same Norvel was in the household of P. D. BONDS, Norvel was 14. These ages agree with the birthdate of 1835. Norvell and Mary had 6 children: William Henry, Sallie (or Sarah), Patrick (or Perry) Dudley, Nancy, Mary (or Marida Lizabeth), and Narcissa. (I have additional info on most of the children). According to the 1850 census P.D. was married to Alla and their children were: Lucinda, Kiazu (or Kezzu or Kizzah) female, Norvel, Frances E., Patrick D., and Jackson A. All children were born in GA, P. D. was born in TN and Alla was born in SC. On the 1870 and 1880 census Mary is a widow. Her youngest child, Narcissa, was born 7-26-1870, so that puts Norvel's death after October 1869. He would have only been about 34. Was he in the Civil War? I don't know. Does anyone have any leads that would prove that P. D. was Norvel's father? Any information at all on Norvel would be appreciated. They are all in Calhoun (Benton) Co during these years. Thank you.
HALL, LANIER posted by Nancy Lovelace Gooch on Monday, June 1, 1998

Searching for descendants of William Franklin HALL and Mary Catherine LANIER. Their children were: Jackson HALL, Andrew David HALL, Robert Alonzo HALL, Benjamin Franklin HALL, Mary Margaret Anna HALL, Martha Almeda HALL and Irvin Preston HALL.Thank you. Nancy Lovelace Gooch

MCAULEY posted by Brad McAuley on Thursday, June 4, 1998

I am searching for information on the MCAULEY's who lived in Benton around 1850. We are especially interested in Daniel and L.F. McAULEY.

ROZEL, WOMACK posted by Mary W. Glenn on Sunday, June 7, 1998

Searching for a sale of land acquired by Patent in 1844 by William R. WOMACK. The land was located NENW Section 23 Twp 15-S Range 7-E. William R. WOMACK served in the second Florida War in Capt ROZEL's Company ALA Volunteers as a Private. Any help in the sale of land or the Company of Volunteers would be appreciated.

CLEGHORN, POUNCY posted by Carolyn Foster on Tuesday, June 9, 1998

Can anyone tell me where to write for a marriage certificate for Calhoun County that took place in 1811. It was for John Thomas CLEGHORN and Elizabeth POUNCY, 9 Dec.,1811, Anniston, Calhoun County. I found the record on the IGI and of course I realize that at that time it was not Calhoun (or even Benton County). Where do I go next. PLEASE HELP! This is the link that will finish up my line and needed desperately! Thanks, Carol

SHEFFIELD, SHUFFIED posted by John Sheffield on Tuesday, June 9, 1998

SHEFFIELD/SHUFFIED. Adam SHUFFIED, married Pricella (Unknown) moved from North Carolina to Benton County. His death around 1840. Need help with this family, i.e., burial site and any other information. I have information and will share about the Sheffield/Shuffield family. Thanks, John Sheffield

BANKS, CAMP, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON posted by Tom Harmon on Sunday, June 14, 1998

JOHNSON (JOHNSTON), CAMP: The 1850 US Census of Benton Co AL shows a Hypsipile JOHNSON, age 58. She may be the dau of Samuel and Mary (BANKS) CAMP, b. 1792 in Warren Co, GA. Does anyone have information to confirm this? The only other information we have is that she was also called Lucy (small wonder!) and married Elisha (Lish) JOHNSON (JOHNSTON).

HOUSTON, WILLIAMS posted by Sarah Miller on Sunday, June 14, 1998

Seeking any information about Seth Thomas WILLIAMS who died in 1921 in Anniston, Alabama (Calhoun County). He was married to Maggie Grace HOUSTON who died in Portland, OR in 1954. They had multiple children, one of whom was named Jesse Varnell WILLIAMS who was born 7/26/1917 in Anniston. Any information regarding Seth's parents, birth or death dates or additional children would be appreciated!

JENKINS posted by William Glynn Jenkins on Friday, June 19, 1998

JENKINS -- Searching for JENKINS, Reuben. The 1840 Census for Benton Co. shows JENKINS, Reuben as being placed at Bent 054 HD NTP. As the story goes JENKINS, Reuben owned a plantation in this area where he lived. 1.....Need information as to the area as to where Reuben was living as I would find it on the map today. I was told is in the Anniston area, I do not know for sure. 2.....I would like the find out more information on Reuben wife. The 1860 census for Blount Co. shows her name to be Nelly and 53 years old and b. in Tenn. 3.....If there are others that are working on this family or relations I would like to exchange information with you. 4.....If some can help me or tell me where I can find any thing on the JENKINS family, I will appreciate it . 5.....The 1860 census for Blount Co. shows Reuben to be born in SC and his age to be 63, my guess he was born about 1779, give or take. > Thank you in advance for your time and knowledge. > William Glynn Jenkins 14906 CR 2215 Tyler, TX 75707-6836 glynn@tyler.net

HUTCHINSON posted by Pamela Hutchison on Saturday, June 20, 1998

Looking for information on any HUTCHISONs in Anniston or Calhoun (formerly Benton) county during the period of 1800 to present.

HENSON, WILLIAMSON posted by Pat W. Patty on Saturday, June 20, 1998

WILLIAMSON, father- Gordon R. & Robert Lee HENSON, mother- EllaMae & Doris

GOLDEN, HARRINGTON, WALKER posted by June Cochran on Sunday, June 21, 1998

WALKER and GOLDEN: Seeking information for Chester WALKER and Roxie WALKER. They were married and lived in Calhoun County. His mother was Mary Elizabeth GOLDEN who married 1st time to Barry HARRINGTON and had one son James Thomas HARRINGTON born Aug. 4, 1876. She later remarried a ______WALKER and had one son Chester WALKER and a daughter Lily WALKER. They were probably born between 1880 and 1890. I would appreciate any information I can get on these family members.

HOLLAND, JONES, TREGLOWN posted by Diane Dedmon on Sunday, June 21, 1998

HOLLAND - Anniston, Ala. I am looking for information on my aunt. She was Sally TREGLOWN HOLLAND from Aragon, Ga. She married a D. H. HOLLAND. They had two children, Christine HOLLAND JONES and Nolan HOLLAND. Any information on this family would be appreciated very much. Diane Dedmon tdedmon@alltel.net

RICE posted by Ken Rice on Thursday, June 25, 1998

Searching for any RICE ancestors c1841-1859 in Calhoun (Benton) County

GILBERT, SHADWICK posted by Jean Greenia on Monday, June 29, 1998

I am seeking information on Wyatt Thomas GILBERT, son of Allen GILBERT, and Eliza (Annaliza) SHADWICK who were married in Calhoun Ct., AL, on September 19, 1857. The SHADWICK name is one we cannot trace back. This couple lived in Tallapoosa Ct. for most of their married life.

GRIFFIN posted by R. C. Savage on Monday, June 29, 1998

GRIFFIN - Seeking imformation on the family of Oswell (Orswell, Oswald) GRIFFIN. He is listed in the census of both 1840 and 1850 for Benton and bought some public land in Calhoun County in 1860. I believe he is related to Sargant GRIFFIN. Any information appreciated. Raymond



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