Queries 1998
July -  August

CURRY, PRUITT, RUTLEDGE posted by Christine Harris on Friday, July 3, 1998

I am looking for all descendents and ancestors of Henry Lewis RUTLEDGE who moved to Calhoun County sometime after 1850 and died there after 1880. One daughter married S. Matison PRUITT, and another married John Lumpkin CURRY. Looking for any RUTLEDGE burial records and someone who has access to old newpapers to check on some obitauries. Sincerely, Christine Harris

DOWNING, SPOON posted by Frances Snider on Friday, July 3, 1998

SPOON John W. -- I am looking for any information on this man. He was supposed to have worked on the farm of Archibal DOWNING in Calhoun County - Morrisville,Ala. when he was 15 yrs old that would have made it about 1850. Any information on either one would be appreciated. Thank you

PARKER, PEAVY posted by Leigh Compton on Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Looking for the burial place of John Wesley PARKER and wife Sivil PEAVY Parker. John died 8 May 1876 and is buried at Piedmont, Calhoun County. I have been unable to locate a grave. I do not have Sivil's date of death. Is she buried next to her husband? They are found in the 1850 census in Benton County, 1860 census in Calhoun County (Oakland), and 1870 census in Cleburne County (Edwardsville). If anyone recognizes this couple, please contact me.

MONK posted by Keitha Kirk on Friday, July 10, 1998

I orginally posted this query in LA and TX. This family was in Calhoun Co., AL from 1850 to 1900. They were not here in 1910. Does anyone have any information on the following MONK family? I am looking for M(arquis) D. L. MONK, my gggrandfather. He was originally from Calhoun Co., AL. He was there in 1900 according to the 1900 census. I don't know if he moved to LA or not. I have part of a letter (dated 2-10-1963) addressed to my grandmother that mentions the name Goodfer. Goodfer was a son by M. D. L.'s 2nd wife, Louisenda (Lucinda). The letter also mentions Fred. Who is Fred?? It reads that Goodfer would know more because Fred would go with grandpa. Was Fred Goodfer's son and grandpa M. D. L.? Or was grandpa Goodfer? The letter has the address of Goodfer as C. G. MONK, Calhoun, LA Where is Calhoun, LA???? It also states that Fred was killed in a car wreck on Thanksgiving Day. I do not know who the letter is from, but at the top of the page it has an address: Route 3, Box 238; Atlanta, Texas. Goodfer had a younger sister by the name of Hattie. I am not sure as to whom the writer of the letter could be. They refer to a picture that "Mother marked an x on the throat of the one she thinks to be grandpa" According to the letter Fred would go with Grandpa to the old Soldiers Reunions. M. D. L. was in the CSA. Does anyone have any information on M. D. L. MONK (b. 6-1844), Louisenda MONK(b. 3-1866), Goodfer MONK(b. 5-1896), or Hattie MONK(b. 8-1897)? Thank you for your help.    http://members.aol.co m/kkirk6/genealogy.html

ADERHOLD, CLEMENTS, SLATON posted by Annie Clements Bennett on Friday, July 10, 1998

I am researching Thomas H. CLEMENTS b. 16 Dec 1826 Franklin Co. TN d. 27 Jul 1892, bur. Cane Creek Cem., Pelham Range, Ft. McClelland, AL m. 23 Jun 1865 in Calhoun Co. AL to Fannie E. SLATON b. 1847 GA. Children: Henrietta, Lillian and T.H. Lillian b. 1 Dec 1867 AL m. Thomas H. ADERHOLD. Child: Laura ADERHOLD. Would appreciate any information on this family.

SWANN posted by Ron Duncan Swann on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

Looking for SWANN relatives. One named James born around 1940 was adopted and we do not know his adopted name. His dad (also my dad) was James Sr of Anniston. Also looking for other SWANNs any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

HORTON, SIMS, SMITH posted by Leon Sims on Thursday, July 16, 1998

Wish to contact anyone researching Henry Clay and Nancy Ann HORTON/SMITH SIMS. Henry died in Calhoun County in 1914 and Nancy died in Calhoun County also in 1931. Am trying to prove conclusively what Nancy's maiden name was.

KINNEY, MCALLISTER posted by Joan Keith Bonnett on Friday, July 17, 1998

Does anyone have any information on Jeremiah KINNEY, who was married to Nancy McALLISTER. I think he was with the 30th Alabama Volunteer Regiment during the civil war. Nancy is listed as head of household on 1870 census living at Jacksonville.

DODSON, HILL, HUTCHINSON, PETERS, POLLOCK, PORTER, RIDGEWAY posted by Lucy Barron on Monday, July 20, 1998

Seeking ancestry of my Bruton PETERS. He emigrated to Benton Co., AL before 1840 with his father-in-law Robert W. PORTER's family. Does anyone know of others who came with them. There was supposedly a gold rush in 1840 which caused many to come to Benton Co. but I do not know if my PETERS and PORTERs were among this group. He may have been the son of Capt. Bruton PETERS or Joseph PETERS [which??]. Both the latter were sons of William PETERS who was born ca 1760 in Craven Co., TN. William served in the Rev. War. and removed to eastern Tennessee (when?). This family's descendants can be found in Bledsoe, Rhea, Grainger, McMinn and Cumberland Co., TN. Joseph married Nancy HUTCHINSON and Bruton married a daughter of Abraham HILL. William is said to have married Henrietta RIDGEWAY, but I question this and ask for help here. Below are the *known* children of my Bruton PETERS. Bruton PETERS, b. ca. 1809 in TN; m. Margaret PORTER, daughter of Robert W. PORTER and Jane DODSON, ca 1831 in TN; d. ca 1865 in Burleson Co., TX. He was on the census of 1840 in Benton Co., AL. He was on the census of 1860 in Burleson Co., TX. Children of Bruton PETERS and Margaret PORTER were as follows:
i. [ ? ]; b. circa 1832. He appeared on the census of 1840 in Benton Co., AL.
ii. Joseph; b. circa 1833 in TN. He appeared on the census of 1840 in Benton Co., AL. He appeared on the census of 1850 in Benton Co., AL; 1850 Benton Co., AL Census, p. 410 (Dist. 30). Did he go to Louisiana?
iii. Nancy Jane, b. circa 1836 in TN; m. Henry B. POLLOCK.
iv. William J.; b. Jul 1839 in Benton Co., AL; m. Lucy [ ? ] circa 1872 in Burleson Co., TX; d. 26 Mar 1911 in Burleson Co., TX, at age 71; (TX State Death Certificate Index 1903-1940 (#5140)). He appeared on the census of 1840 in Benton Co., AL. He appeared on the census of 1900 in Burleson Co., TX; 1900 Burleson Co., TX Census (Prct. 6, ed. 44, p. 12): married for 28 years.    http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~l barron/

BARNES, SHEPPARD, SPEARS posted by Al Ragsdale on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Millard T. SHEPPARD was a half-brother of my great-grandmother,Susan (SHEPPARD/SPEARS) BARNES. He was in Calhoun Co, Al in 1900: ED 28-18, Coldwater
Millard T. 42 AL/SC/SC Farmer
Samantha A. 47 Ga/Ga/Ga
M14 No Children
Hattie M. 15 Al (Mar 1885)
James Jones 35 Al Blacksmith, Boarder
My Dad talked to his son (age or name not known) in 1941 in Hattiesburg,Ms.This son was a Baptist minister. I am trying to find where Millard died so that I might get a death certificate. It may have his parents on it.    www.geocities.com/heartlan d/plains/9713

GRIFFIN, MINTZ posted by Jackie Malik on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Would like any information on the ancestry of my grandfather, Fredrick MINTZ who married MaeBelle GRIFFIN and had 6 children: Carl, Ralph, Clarence, Jewel, Eva, Julia Ruth.

BENNETT, LANGLEY, RAPER, SMITH, WILLIAMS posted by Michael Lashley on Sunday, July 26, 1998

I am trying to help my grandmother locate info on her grandfather. Lou Mildred RAPER, born Oct. 10, 1922, in Dooly Co., Georgia. The daughter of Louis J. RAPER and Louella WILLIAMS. The Rapers had lived in Cave Springs, GA and Louis was stationed at the army base in Anniston. They met and married in Floyd Co., Ga in 1918. Then moved to south Georgia. Louella who was rasied using the last name, BENNETT was the daughter of Emily Lou SMITH and Jim WILLIAMS. No marriage record can be found for Emily or Jim but they lived in Calhoun Co., before they married. They were together for only a short time then separated. Hardly anything is known about Jim. The only and last time Louella ever saw her father was shortly after she married in 1918. Jim supposedly lived way atop Sand Mountain. He was still living then. He offered them some of his land to farm but Emily refused to allow it and so they never saw one another again. Emily later remarried William G. BENNETT and they had two daughters, Bell who married and Bessie who rmeained a spinster. Emily raised Louella as a BENNETT and on her mariage certificate it says BENNETT. After William died she was briefly married to James LANGLEY of Calhoun CO. She died in Calhoun Co and is buried at Goshen Cemetary. My grandmother, Mildred and I have tried desperately to find info on her grandfather Jim with no luck. If anyone can help please let me know.
Michael K. Lashley
P.O. Box 218
Reynolds, GA 31076
JEL@gnat.net (email)

GROGAN, TINSLEY posted by Leona Tinsley Shields on Sunday, July 26, 1998

I am searching for information on John G TINSLEY and his wife Amanda GROGAN. They were married in Dalton,Ga January 23, 1870. Their children were Ida A TINSLEY, Nancy Jane TINSLEY and Thomas TINSLEY. They were in the 1900 Calhoun County, Alabama census, After this census I haven't found them again. Please Email Mamaw@aol.com

WINGO posted by Mary Wingo Anderson on Tuesday, July 28, 1998

I am searching for information on the Willis See WINGO family. Willis was a Methodist preacher, born 1811 in Spartanburg Co. SC. He married Elizabeth ? abt 1822. Children: Thomas b. 1823; Alberry b. 1824; Peter b. 1826; William b. 1828; Mary Elizabeth b. 1832; Jasper b. 1834; Esther Ann b. 1836; Sarah b. 1838; John Fletcher b. 1841; Willis b. 1842; Rosy b. 1845; Benjamin Dunckin b. 1849. I found a reference in Benton (Calhoun) Co. to "Rev. Wingo" buying land and a ground breaking near Anniston - I believe in 1850s. I've since misplaced the note, so can't refer back to it. The family left the area after the Civil War (1867) and moved to Red River Co. TX where he continued as a Methodist Circuit rider until his death in 1871. They lost contact with older sons during Civil War, though I think at least one followed them on to TX. I'm told that there are many Wingos still in area - does anyone recognize an ancestor? Would love to know more about older brothers - whether they ever returned from the War, who they married. If you know anything about this family or the church mentioned in article, please write! We'll compare notes, I have a great of material on the Wingo family and will share.

DANIEL, WAGNON posted by Janie Wagnon on Tuesday, July 28, 1998

Would like to have information on a cemetery "Daniel-Caldwell Cemetery" Sarah Ophelia WAGNON,b. 1853 d. 1855, daughter of W.C. and Mary J. (DANIEL) WAGNON is supposed to be buried there.

FLORENCE posted by Donna Fay (Florence) Steddum on Thursday, July 30, 1998

I had family settle on the Coosa River abt. 1842 in Benton Co. The place where they settle was called Florence Ferry, Ala. They are buried near this place. I have not been able to locate. Please help.
REAVES posted by P Worth on Saturday, August 1, 1998

REAVES- searching for Richmond REAVES who I believe was the son of Edward REAVES living in Calhoun County in 1850. He also had a son Edward REAVES.

BOOZER, STANLEY, TATUM posted by James E. Boozer on Saturday, August 8, 1998

Jesse C. BOOZER son of John Hiram BOOZER and Sarah Rebecca TATUM married Frances Emma STANLEY. John Hiram born in Calhoun Co. Would like to know more about Sarah Rebecca TATUM and Frances Emma STANLEY. Jesse C. BOOZER was my g-grandfather. Some of these went to La. then to TX. Jesse C. and wife buried at Center TX. Have lots of info on BOOZERs.

JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, MCWHORTER posted by Jo Ann Beasley on Monday, August 10, 1998

JOHNSON, McWHORTER, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON I am researching Alfred Butler JOHNSON b. 18 April 1852 "in Calhoun Co., 4 miles from White Plains and 10 miles from Oxford in the state of Alabama", d.(?)in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX. A.B. was the son of George JOHNSON b.(?), d.(?), and Sarah McWHORTER b. 1822, d. c1855. George and Sarah had three sons before coming to Al. They were James A.(b.1844), Leroy or "Lee" as A.B. called him (b.1847), and Thomas (b. 1849). Sarah died when A.B. was 3 years old. Is she buried in Calhoun Co.? George remarried. Who, when, & where is unknown. Did he remarry in Calhoun Co.? George and his second wife had at least one son and at least one daughter. Were they born in Calhoun Co.? George was the son of Tommy JOHNSON and Nancy JOHNSTON, both born in Ireland. Did they move to Calhoun Co. with son George? Did George have any siblings living in Calhoun Co.? ANY info on this family will be greatly appreciated.

CANADA, GARRETT posted by Heather Hughey on Tuesday, August 11, 1998

I am looking for any information on Henry E.CANADA. All I know is he was born 1853 in Calhoun Co., married Alberetine GARRETT and they are both buried in Iron City Cemetery. Would like to find his parents names.

BURCH, GILBERT, PINSON posted by Gary Pinson on Saturday, August 15, 1998

Joseph PINSON, Reuben BURCH, William and Obadiah GILBERT and families, all shown 1840 Benton (Calhoun) Co. census. I am interested in communicating with descendents/researchers of these. I think I can help you.

WHEELER posted by Modene Knight Thornton on Sunday, August 16, 1998

Fifty-first (51st) Alabama Partisan Rangers. Does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of a book entitled Wheeler's Favorite, by Rex Miller. The book is about General Joe WHEELER and the Partisan Rangers under his command. I understand the book is in the Alabama Room at the library in Anniston. I would like to purchase a copy of the book. Can anyone help? Modene Knight Thornton, Freestone County, Texas

BISHOP, TRENT posted by J. M. Trent on Monday, August 24, 1998

Seeking information on Blake B. TRENT, wife Sabra BISHOP ? resident of Calhoun County, listed in documents in Dec. 1858 as being about 75years old. This B.B. TRENT was in Alabama Militia in Creek War of 1836, a volunteer from Chambers County, AL in 1836. B.B. was supposedly a physician. I am seeking a will or other information about his death which would prob. have been not too long after 1858. Any assistance appreciated, gladly share info.

LAMBERT, MASON posted by Becky Culpepper on Friday, August 28, 1998

I am looking for any information on a William E. LAMBERT who was married to a Malind MASON. They had the following children: Telethia, Thomas, Nancy, M.Caroline, Joseph, Archa, Henry, Jim, Nellie and Rebecca, whom I am related from. They are listed on the 1860 Calhoun Co., census. Will trade information.

CAHILL, GRIFFIN, KAHILL, TEAL posted by Patricia Camp-Mullis on Saturday, August 29, 1998

Searching for information regarding the John R. KAHILL family found in 1860 Calhoun County Census, pg #540. I would like any information that is available. My Grandfather John Jackson CAHILL was b 7/22/1871. His mother, Francis Elizabeth Teal CAHILL is found in the 1870 US Census for Dekalb Co,Al. living in the household with her sister, Rebecca Teal GRIFFIN and Rebecca's small one Will. This found on pg 878. On the same page are others of her family, mainly her mother, Frances TEAL and a brother, Zachariah TEAL. In the 1880 US Census, Francis Elizabeth CAHILL and her son, my grandfather, were living in Marshall Co.,AL. with another brother,Wm. J. J. TEAL and his family. I have accepted that my grandfather could have been illegimate, but why would Francis Elizabeth Teal CAHILL use the CAHILL name at census taken June 14, 1870 when John Jackson CAHILL wasn't born until July 22, 1871? There is a difference of 13 months there. My grandfathers death certificate lists Alee CAHILL as his father. Could he be either James A. M. KAHILL or the younger male, Elisha A. KAHILL listed in the Calhoun Co.,Al. 1860 Census? I have no parents, aunts, uncles or anyone else to help me solve this family question and hope there will be someone in Calhoun Co. who could help. Patricia Camp Mullis, Lakeland, Florida

KNIGHT posted by Barbara W. Carruth on Saturday, August 29, 1998

I am searching for information on William Matt KNIGHT, to have lived and died in Piedmont area in 1910. Any info will be appreciated.

BRYANT, HART, PATTY posted by Victoria Grace Plemons Beckham on Sunday, August 30, 1998

I would like information on my ggreatgrand father James Aaron (?) HART (the only thing we know about his parents is his mothers first name was Anna) and ggreatgrand mother Susan BRYANT. James Aaron (?) HART 1821 and Susan BRYANT February 10,1822. We beleive he was born in South Carolina and she was born in Newton Co. Georgia and died August 29, 1910 in Cleburne Co. Alabama. I would love to have a copy of their birth certificate , marriage certificate or death certificate if available. My greatgandfather Aaron HART born Jan. 1, 1852 and my greatgrand mother Ellen PATTY born January 9, 1859 Children: James HART born 12/23/1876, Mary Susan HART born 3/7/1879, Junius Odis HART born 1/22/1881, Nancy Catherine HART born 8/15/1884, Margret Bell Zora HART born 12/15/1886, Dussie Elizabeth HART born 3/26/1888, Lillie Bethsoda HART born 3/7/1890, William Thomas HART born 2/12/1892, Beulah Etta HART born 5/28/1894, Ollie Albert HART born 10/4/1896, R.C. HART born June 24, 1901. They were married 12/5/1875. They were known to live in Cleburne county and surrounding areas.    http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/e/c/Vikki-Beckham/

POORE, SHORTNANCY posted by Judy Poore on Monday, August 31, 1998

Searching for information on John Jasper POORE b:12/24/1884 Cleburn Co. Ala. d: 10/23/1949 Calhoun Co. Ala. married Lillie Mrytle SHORTNANCY b: 1/11/1898 Ettawa Co. Ala. d: 6/26/1977. Need any information on both John and Lillie's parents and their descendants.

LANGFORD, RODES, WAUGH posted by Jeri Smith on Monday, August 31, 1998

Looking for info on Robert K. WAUGH, b. abt 1825, GA. He married Martha E. RODES on April 7, 1853, Benton Co, AL (now Calhoun County). Their children - all b. AL: William A. (Bill); James T., Thomas K., Lucinda Carolina (Callie), John Robert, b. Feb. 11, 1861; and Samuel K. Is anyone researching this family? John Robert m. Mary Carolina LANGFORD in AL. The family later moved to TX. Will be happy to exchange info or pay for copying costs.


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