Queries 1999
April - June

NEAL posted by Mary Neal on Thursday, April 1, 1999

Looking for information on Wallace Ridley NEAL died in Anniston,Al. before 1950 . Brothers are Robert NEAL , Jack NEAL, Clint NEAL sister Ressie . Any information you have will be helpful. Thank You Mary Neal

CANNON, PATILLO posted by B. Shaw on Thursday, April 1, 1999

Emberry (Embry) CANNON married 14 Apr 1844 in Calhoun Co., AL. To whom did he marry? My Emberry CANNON was found in Kaufman Co., TX by 1860 Census. His wife then was Manerva J. ? PATILLO ? I have no proof for maiden name only a FGS forwarded to me from family. Their source is now deceased. Any other researchers looking for CANNON surname in Calhoun Co., AL? or PATILLO surname? Thanks for any help. Betty

NEAL posted by Mary Neal on Thursday, April 1, 1999

Looking for information on Wallace Ridley NEAL died in Anniston,Al. before 1950 . Brothers are Robert NEAL , Jack NEAL, Clint NEAL sister Ressie . Any information you have will be helpful. Thank You Mary Neal

CANNON, PATILLO posted by B. Shaw on Thursday, April 1, 1999

Emberry (Embry) CANNON married 14 Apr 1844 in Calhoun Co., AL. To whom did he marry? My Emberry CANNON was found in Kaufman Co., TX by 1860 Census. His wife then was Manerva J. ?PATILLO? I have no proof for maiden name only a FGS forwarded to me from family. Their source is now deceased. Any other researchers looking for CANNON surname in Calhoun Co., AL? or PATILLO surname? Thanks for any help. Betty

CANTRELL, JAMISON, REAVES posted by Mary Lane Friedrichs on Sunday, April 4, 1999

CANTRELL, Mary White...I am looking for information on her husband John REAVES and her mother Jane B. JAMISON

WEISNER posted by Darryl Waisner on Sunday, April 4, 1999

WEISNER. I am looking for information regarding WEISNER Mountain located near Piedmont, Alabama. I also am uncertain as to whether or not it's located in Calhoun County. If it isn't would someone let me know what county it is located in? If it is located in Calhoun County I would appreciate any information regarding that general area. Thanks

CANTRELL, JAMISON, REAVES posted by Mary Lane Friedrichs on Sunday, April 4, 1999

CANTRELL, Mary White...I am looking for information on her husband John REAVES and her mother Jane B. JAMISON

WEISNER posted by Darryl Waisner on Sunday, April 4, 1999

WEISNER. I am looking for information regarding WEISNER Mountain located near Piedmont, Alabama. I also am uncertain as to whether or not it's located in Calhoun County. If it isn't would someone let me know what county it is located in? If it is located in Calhoun County I would appreciate any information regarding that general area. Thanks

HUBBARD, SMITH posted by Anita Friddle Stubbs on Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Naomi HUBBARD married William Stoecome Nelson SMITH ca 1870, most likely in Calhoun County. Would like information that would confirm this.    http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/t/u/Anita--L- Stubbs/

HUBBARD, SMITH posted by Anita Friddle Stubbs on Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Naomi HUBBARD married William Stoecome Nelson SMITH ca 1870, most likely in Calhoun County. Would like information that would confirm this.    http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/t/u/Anita--L- Stubbs/

BRYANT, KIRBY, WILLES posted by Annette Hart on Thursday, April 8, 1999

BRYANT Looking for info on my ggrandfather Henry J. BRYANT. He was in Benton Co. AL in 1850s. Married Abigail WILLES Dec.17,1851 at her father's house in Benton Co. Marriage performed by a "Squire KIRBY." Henry J. BRYANT was born in Spartenburg S.C. Might be related to the BRYANTs of Spartenburg. Henry and Abigail'S first child, Lucinda A. BRYANT and their second child, James P. BRYANT were born in Alabama. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

COWDEN posted by Michael Pettit on Saturday, April 10, 1999

William Hamby COWDEN, George Franklin COWDEN, Johnathan COWDEN

FOSTER, LOCKRIDGE, MCREYNOLDS posted by Janet L Cook on Sunday, April 11, 1999

FOSTER, Looking for information on Felix FOSTER, from what we know he was supposed to have been the Mayor of Anniston Ala. possibly around 1884 (this is supposed because of a clock a family mamber has from the courthouse with that date inscribed) I have been told his picture was also hanging in the courthouse at one time but not sure if it still is. Felix had one daughter by the name of Elizabeth Minnie FOSTER who married MCREYNOLDS. Elizabeth also had a sister by the name(or nickname) of Tiny, who married into the LOCKRIDGE family. I have very little other info on this family and would love to find more.

CAHILL posted by Patricia Camp-Mullis on Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Searching for information on family Alex,CAHILL which is listed in 1850 Ala Census for Benton Co.,AL. Alex CAHILL was 42, male from Tenn. Is anyone researching this family? Does anyone know where they could have moved to? I am searching for the father of my Grandfather, John Jackson CAHILL b 1870. His death cert. lists an Alee CAHILL as his father. The Alex CAHILL family has a son, W. A. who was 10 yrs old in 1850 census. Could this be the father? Would like to hear from anyone researching CAHILL in NE Alabama.

CHASTAIN, MCELREATH posted by Jerome Watts on Thursday, April 22, 1999

Researching CHASTAIN and McELREATH of Calhoun Co. Al

DYE, STOCKDALE posted by Blake Otwell on Friday, April 23, 1999

STOCKDALE. I am looking for information on Jefferson F. STOCKDALE and/or his wife Eliza DYE. They may have moved to Calhoun County from Talladega ~ 1870. Especially interested in a daughter, "Willie" (Wilhemena?)

BOWEN posted by Gordon Parks on Monday, April 26, 1999

My great grandfather was Berry BOWEN. A part of his 1916 obit reads " that in 1854 Berry Rollins BOWEN was born in Rutherford county, N. C., his parents dying while he was a lad of 13 years. He came to this county (Whitfield County, GA gp) in 1874 at 20 years of age, and began his work as a teacher in the county schools. two years previous to that time he had united with the Baptist Church. ... His only trip back to North Carolina was when he returned to his former home in 1899 to place a tombstone over his mother's grave. ... He is also survived by one brother, D. C. BOWEN, of Alabama, ...." I have strong suspicion that D. C. is Doctor Craton b. 1856 NC, married in Whitfield County in 1877 and moved to Calhoun County, AL. Will someone check a cemetery book for me. He would have died 1916 or later?

JENNINGS posted by John A. Roberts on Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Help! I just came across a poorly photo-copied picture of a group of Confederate veterans (circa 1900, about 33 veterans in 2 rows, 1st row kneeling and 2nd row standing) from Calhoun and Cherokee county entitled "Shades Of Civil War Days.&Quot; My great great grandfather John Wesley JENNINGS (of Rockrun, Cherokee County) is in the front row! I don't know where the picture came from, but believe it might have been a newspaper or magazine published somewhere near Piedmont. Does anyone know where this picture came from so I can get a better copy? Other veterans in the picture were from Rock Run, Spring Garden, Centre, Goshen Valley, and Mount Zion. Any clues would be much appreciated. John Roberts

CARR, DENTON, KERR posted by Barbara Wilson Dooley on Friday, April 30, 1999

I would like to correspond with anyone familiar with the family of William and Elizabeth DENTON CARR/KERR. William died in 1835 and Elizabeth in 1839 in Calhoun Co., or as it was then, Benton Co. Earlier, they were in York Co., SC.
BESS, BEST, CLARK, COX, EVANS, FLOOD, HEIFNER, PIKE posted by Mary L. Stiny on Saturday, May 1, 1999

HEIFNER, James, b 1827 NC, d Calhoun Co.,AL 1855, married first Sally CLARK, second sister Lucy CLARK. Married in Houston, Winston Co., AL. Looking for other Heifners in Alabama. My Mary Ann HEIFNER BESS/BEST b 1811 NC. is found in Winston Co., AL 1860 census with spouse James Smith BESS b 1804 SC and children: Martha A. (COX), Mary A, Nancy A. (FLOOD), Eliza (PIKE), Ester (PIKE), William Jasper, John N., Sara Jane (EVANS), Marinda, and David. Looking for the families of James Smith BESS/BEST and Mary Ann HEIFNER BESS/BEST.

HANNA, PATTERSON, POLAND, TEMPLETON posted by dorothy Taylor on Thursday, May 6, 1999

I am working on the TEMPLETON line - Samuel P. TEMPLETON was in Calhoun County in 1860 - as was his son James Guthrie TEMPLETON - who moved to Lincoln Parish in the early 1890's. Can anyone tell me where he is buried or if he moved from the area. I have visited your library there several times - but have been unable to locate Samuel. Samuel's son James G. TEMPLETON - married a POLAND - Other names that tie into the Templeton line are HANNA - PATTERSON - If you can help - I will certainly appreciate it and will be happy to share what I have with you. Dot.

PATTERSON posted by Richard Ellington on Friday, May 7, 1999

Looking for any info on James PATTERSON, b. 11/14/1822 in SC and died 4/17/1887 in Calhoun Co, AL. Where is he buried? Was James living in Calhoun Co. when he died? Are there other PATTERSONs in the Calhoun Co area in 1887? James had a son named James B. PATTERSON, b. 1/10/1857 in Calhoun Co, AL and died 10/3/1903 in Tyler, TX. He had other sons named William Henry, b. 7/13/1850, John D., b. ca 1854, and Edward Renfrow, b. ca 1857. Are any of these lines being traced by anyone? If so, please contact me. I have some info on several of these lines.


Looking for any information on the family of William Willis BOBO, b.22 October 1811 Spartanburg Co., SC, d.13 October 1863 Gwinette, Calhoun Co., AL. He married Elizabeth Emmaline CHANDLER 1838 GA. He moved his family to Alabama in 1841 living at various times in Calhoun Co.(1841-1842 & 1863), Cleburne Co.(1842-1848), and Talladega Co.(1848-1860),AL. William Willis was wounded in Civil War, returned home to Calhoun Co., AL where he died from his wounds at age 52. He was in the "Randolph Beauregards" also known as Captain Bobo's Company of Alabama Volunteers. Some sources have him buried at Chockeleck (or Chackslack) Valley, Al. I have not been able to find any location with this or any similar name. William Willis had a brother, Silas BOBO (m.Minerva AUTREY) that lived in Calhoun Co., AL. William Willis BOBO & Elizabeth Emmaline had the following children: 1.John Silas BOBO, b.05 August 1839, m.(1)Evy A. MCDANIEL, (2)Julia A. STEPHENS 2.Mary Jane BOBO, b.07 June 1842, m. Ambrose Petty HANSON 3.William BOBO, b.07 June 1843 4.Andrew Jackson BOBO, b.02 December 1844, m. Lee Ann DRAPER 5.Laura C. BOBO, b.10 April 1847 6.Martha Ann BOBO, b.15 February 1849, m. John Tyler HARRISON 7.Willis G. BOBO, b.10 June 1851 8.Silas Worth BOBO, b.26 March 1853, m. Alice Cansey HAWKINS 9.Soloman Ciscero BOBO, b.29 July 1855 10.Marcus M. BOBO, b.14 August 1857 11.James Early BOBO, b.24 August 1859, m. (1)C.T. O'NEAL, (2)Dessa ? 12.Nancy BOBO, b.10 August 1863 Any help or information with any member of this family would be greatly appreciated. Would be glad to share what I have.    http://www.my- ged.com/mclaurin/

ADAMS posted by Bobby L. Armstrong on Monday, May 10, 1999

Robinson (Roberson) ADAMS was born in South Carolina during 1811. He was living in Calhoun County, Alabama by 1845 and died there during 1863. His children were Rebecca, James M., William B., Joshua Franklin, Margaret C. and Mary J. ADAMS. I am searching for the names of his parents and the county in South Carolina where he was born. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

ASH, BRIDGES, BRYANT, COX, CROW, LANGFORD posted by Rose M. Spencer on Saturday, May 15, 1999

CROW - BRYANT - BRIDGES - LANGFORD- ASH - COX Seeking information on Abner CROW b 1775 St.Clair Co. AL, d Calhoun Co. Al who married Elizabeth "Betsey" BRYANT b 15 Jan 1780 in Granville Co. NC. Children were: Wesley b 1798 Chatham Co. NC / marr Susannan BRIDGES; Austin/ marr Martha LANGFORD; Daniel David / marr Mary COX; Harrison b 1805 DeKalb Co. GA; Margaret 1807; Roland Bryant / marr Elizabeth LANGFORD; Betsey b 1810; Frank Ferrington b 1814 Clark Co. GA / marr Mary Ann ASH; and David b 1812. Would like to contact anyone researching CROW family.

ALLEN posted by Betty Stokes on Monday, May 17, 1999

I'm still researching all ALLENs in Benton Co., AL before 1860 who came from South Carolina. I have collected a good bit of information on all the Allens who were there regardless of where they came from and I'm willing to share. I'm particularly interested in the family of Isaac ALLEN. Betty Stokes in Houston

CHILES, DUFFELS, LOVING, ORDS, PRICE, SIMMONS posted by Leatha A. Betts on Monday, May 17, 1999

Seeking information on Manuel W. LOVING, and wife Elizabeth CHILES, his mother Lydia LOVING, widow of Adam LOVING, They moved from Georgia, to Benton Co. Alabama (which later became Calhoun Co.) in 1834, left in 1837. Also ORDS, DUFFELS, SIMMONS, PRICE married into family. May have been Native Americans (Creek or Cherokee) forced to leave Georgia during the removal. They went to Texas to serve in Rev. with Mexico.

DARBY, SHEPARD, SHEPHERD, WELLS posted by Trish Gorman on Thursday, May 20, 1999

I am looking for information on my Great-grandmother Margaret (Maggie) WELLS SHEPHERD/SHEPARD. I've been told that Maggie ran a boarding house in or near Annistan around 1900/01. She married Benjamin Franklin DARBY in Calhoun Co. in June 1903.Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Trish Gorman

ROBINETT, SMITH posted by Bonnie DeAtkine on Sunday, May 23, 1999

I am trying to find information on Mitch ROBINETT who married Martha SMITH; both born in Virginia and relocated to Georgia where their son Daniel Clayton was born in 1860 and later may have moved to Calhoun County, Al where Daniel Clayton ROBINETT was a Baptist Minister.

VENABLE posted by Ed Venable on Monday, May 24, 1999

VENABLE, Ad?, A.D.? Name pronounced as "Add". Possibly with police department of Piedmont, AL in the late 1930's or 40's. Would like to have any information on this gentleman and his connection to Cornelius VENABLE that lived in Polk Co ( Cedartown, GA )( b.1871 ) Cornelius had sister named Ola. Check web page for more information on this family.    http://people.atl.mediaone.ne t/eav1/

ALBRIGHT posted by Karen Spencer on Saturday, May 29, 1999

Seeking more information on William ALBRIGHT, born 1785 in NC and died after 1850 in Benton Co, Ark. He married Margaret, also born 1785, died after 1850. Please contact me at kspen1230@att.net. Thanks Karen
ALBRIGHT, KEELING posted by Karen Spencer on Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Seeking more information and descendants of William ALBRIGHT born in North Carolina ca 1785;died after 1850 in Benton County (now Calhoun)Alabama. He married Margaret KEELING in 1802 in Elbert County, GA. She was the daughter of John KEELING and ? John KEELING died about 1838 in Benton County, leaving a settlement to William and Margaret's two younger children, Mary and Washington ALBRIGHT. If you have any information on these families, please e-mail me at kspen1230@att.net. Thanks Karen Spencer

DUFF posted by Bonnie Duff-Smith on Wednesday, June 2, 1999

Seeking marriage of Jacob 'Nelson' DUFF to Mahala c. 1828 in Benton Co. (Calhoun). Mahala may have been Indian, her surname is unknown. Jacob Nelson DUFF use the name "Nelson DUFF" on the few documents we have found for him. Have extensive DUFF research and will share with other family researchers. thanks. Bonnie Duff-Smith, PO box 254, Judson, TX 75660

ALVERSON, HARVEY posted by Robert Waldrop on Wednesday, June 2, 1999

I am seeking information on Thomas Linfield HARVEY, b. 3 Sep 1857 in Benton Co. (Now Calhoun) AL; d. 1 Sep 1943. He is burried in in Union Methodist Cemetery in Wellington, Calhoun Co., AL. I would like to verify if he did indeed serve in the legislature as family lore states. I can find no record of it. I have his wife as Sarah Catherine ALVERSON, b. 28 Sep 1866 and d. 17 Oct 1938. She is also aparently burried in Union Methodist Church cemetery in Wellington. I have them listed with 7 children, but I am fairly sure they have more. I have: Minnie Lou, b. 12 Jun 1885; Maudie, b. 23 May 1886; Elizabeth b. 1 Jan 1891; Benjamin, b. 24 Nov 1894; John b. 28 Jul 1896 William, b. 23 Jan 1902; and Rolf, b. 15 May 1908. Many of the family are burried in Union cemetery, but I can find no listing for it. Any information on the family would be appreciated. His father may have been Pug HARVEY. That may be a nickname and I have no other information.

GRIFFIN posted by Wendy Griffin on Wednesday, June 2, 1999

Benton (Adrien or Aldan) GRIFFIN, b. Calhoun County abt 1836. Any information on his parents would be greatly appreciated.

COLEY, STOVALL posted by Terri Coley on Friday, June 4, 1999

Researching the COLEY surname. John W. COLEY married Mandy (AKA Huey Jane) ? They had 5 children: Milton Avery COLEY, Garrett COLEY, Malcolm COLEY, Anna Lou COLEY m. STOVALL, John Ray COLEY. Would like to know who John W. COLEY's father and mother was so I can tie them into all of the other info I have. I know that John W. COLEY and his wife Mandy and their son Milton Avery COLEY are buried in Oxford at Antioch Baptist Church, but don't have any other info...please help if you recognize any of these names. Thanks!

TYSON posted by Linda Bass on Friday, June 4, 1999

TYSON. Researching paternal side of family. James Jackson TYSON, Sr born June 8, 1905 in Aniston, Calhoun County. Any help would be much appreciated.

GILMORE, LYONS, MOORE, WADE posted by Charlotte Lyons on Monday, June 7, 1999

WADE, Lavert Bowin; LYONS, Ronald Eugene, Sr.; MOORE, Jewell Franklin; GILMORE, Alice Idell

COLEMAN, HAYS, HINTON, HOWELL, MOORE, ROBESON, ROBINSON, SINGLETON, WEBB posted by Judy Hinton Hogg on Tuesday, June 8, 1999

HINTONs of Calhoun County. Looking for any HINTONs with roots in Calhoun/Benton Co. Ggrandfather was Sam Franklin HINTON who married Ophelia COLEMAN. Both families were in the Chosea Springs/Iron City area. Other family names WEBB, MOORE, HOWELL, SINGLETON, HAYS, ROBESON/ROBINSON.

SLOUGH posted by Pamela Hargis on Wednesday, June 9, 1999

I am looking for information about Abraham SLOUGH and family. The were listed on the 1850 Benton (now Calhoun) County Census. I am also interested in Abraham's son, Roberson SLOUGH, listed on the same Census. I would like to make contact with others researching this family and those connected to it.

FARMER posted by Jeanie Crisp on Wednesday, June 9, 1999

FARMER, William - b 1817 GA m. Serina .. found in 1850 Benton Co AL census .... known children: William, George, James, Thomas Jefferson, John I, Milton, and Margaret ... all born in AL except Milton (born MS) .... trying to find when they moved to AL from GA, what county in GA they moved from, and Williams' parentage and siblings.    //members.aol.co m/mrscritter/thefarmerfamily.html

HOOPER, WHITE posted by Julia White on Thursday, June 10, 1999

Looking for any information on Thomas WHITE - Who was the son of Wililam WHITE and Mary HOOPER. Thomas is said to have died in Calhoun County, AL after 1840. If anyone has any information - Please contact me. Thank you.

LASSITOR, PAYNE, RICHEY posted by Laura Brown on Thursday, June 10, 1999

I am researching the RICHEY family while they were here in Calhoun (Benton) county. Hoping to solve a delimma many of we RICHEY researchers have come up on. My G-G-Great grandfather is Sion L. Perry RICHEY b.1828. The complications come when determining whom his parents are. I have 2 different perspectives: James Jr. RICHEY b. 1808 m., Mary LASSITOR 9-4-1826 or John RICHEY b. 1799 m., Nancy"Polly" PAYNE 8-8-1820. Also would like to find any cemeteries the RICHEY family may be buried    http:// www.angelfire.com/al/jusymyplace/familyoaktree.html

LACKY posted by Becky Culpepper on Friday, June 11, 1999

LACKY W.J. and family. Looking for any information on this family. Husband: W.J. (B) 5-24-1841 (D) 8-29-1901 Wife: Metherl? (B) 4-6-1841 (D) 1-7-1901 Son: Troup B. (B) 1883-1917. Buried at Oxford City Cemetery. W.J. served during the Civil War with CO. H, 4th (Russell's) Ala. Cav.

posted by Ernest Dollar on Friday, June 11, 1999

I am looking for information on soldiers who fought with the 3rd Alabama Cavalry during the Civil War. I am collecting information on them and their activities during the last weeks of the war and need some diaries of letters to fill in the large gaps. Any information would really be appreciated. Thanks, Ernest Dollar    www.mindspring.com/~nixnox

DRINKARD, NICHOLS, POE posted by Peggy Thompson on Sunday, June 13, 1999

I am looking for the parents and siblings of John J. POE and Lucertia DRINKARD married Nov. 23,1837 in Calhoun, Alabama. There first child was born in Benton Co.Al. her name is Mary Ann POE she married a James Franklin NICHOLS in 1858 Benton,Co., Al. John J. POE is in the 1840 Alabama census in Benton Co.Al. If anyone could help it would be greatly appericated. Thank you. Peggy Thompson

, PEEPLES, PEOPLES, SHORES posted by Janice E. Hydock on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

I am looking any information on Jesse Jenkins PEOPLES/PEEPLES, my maternal great-grandfather. Wife was Mary Jordon SHORES PEOPLES. Lived on Gurney Avenue in Anniston. Mary died10/26/1923 and is buried in Edgemont Cemetery. Jesse died 1/22/1933 and is also buried in Edgemont Cemetery. Jesse married Maude _________ after the death of Mary in 1923 and had 2 daughters: Helen and Mary Milow. Children with Mary were Minnie, Locie, King Ross, Stettie Bama, Eppie Lucile, Mary Margaret, Carrie Lee, William Hobson Dewey, James Calvin, and John Mathews. Any help would be appreciated! Janice Hydock


My line is Isaac Mitchell NEWTON Born:5 Aug 1811 Newberry Co, S.C. md Martha Rose Ann PARKS. Lived Hall Co, Ga, 1840. Moved to Murray Co, Ga 1850. Came to Calhoun Co, Ala by 1857. Children: Sarie Ann, Eliza A. md John H. POOL, Wm Wesley md Sarah S. BROCK., Andrew Dorsey(my line) md Troop Anna HENDERSON in Laurence Co, Ala. Mary Ellen md Alvin LACKEY., Martha Jane md Birman Doty BURCH. N.B., Almira P.C., Jasper Henry md Mattie RAYZOR., Largus Bell md Arie Jane BURCH., Susan md 1st Hugh LAW and 2nd Geo.W. REYNOLDS. Jeff E. No info. Contact me at my E-Mail Add.

LAGARDE, MABRY, MCMILLION, NOBLE, SPROULL, WHEELER posted by Melissa Tobat on Friday, June 18, 1999

McMILLION, NOBLE, LAGARDE, MABRY, SPROULL, WHEELER Believe daughters of William McMILLION and S. T. NOBLE may be Lillian NOBLE McMILLION LAGARDE (d@1944) m. John B. LaGARDE of Anniston, AL in 1947; Mrs. W. R. MABRY; Mrs. C. W. SPROULL and Mrs. R. W. WHEELER (Kate). Any information would be appreciated!Thanks

BRANDON, CRAWFORD, EASTERWOOD, GOSSETT, HARMON, QUINN, STEPHENS posted by Shannon Birdwell on Saturday, June 19, 1999

1. My mother's mother, Birdie EASTERWOOD, married Enoch Jesse STEPHENS. I think they were married in Concho Co., TX on Dec. 24, 1913. I suddenly realized the other day that I have never gotten a copy of their marriage license. My grandmother told me that she was 14 when she got married and that they eloped on Christmas Eve. My grandfather died 12-31-1948 of heart problems. That was before my mother was married. My grandmother lived with us from the time I was born until I was 12. She played a very important part in my upbringing and was a great blessing in my life. She died in May of 1976 at age 77.
2 and 3. Nathan was in the 1870 Census in Madison Co. You'll find him on page 256. My grandfather Joseph was 7 years old at the time. The 1870 Census is the last record I have of him. In 1880 the family was on the Calhoun Co. Census, ED 9, Sheet 23, Line 18. I don't know when or where he died. Nathan fought in the Civil war for Alabama. He was a private in Co. G, 1st Reg't Alabama Cavalry. This cavalry was the escort of a General Joseph Wheeler. Do you see where my great-grandfather got his name?
4. Nancy HARMON was the daughter of John M. HARMON (1808 - 11-23-1844) and Lucy GOSSETT (ca. 1808 - Feb.-1870). John and Lucy had 10 children. Five of the six boys died from the Civil War. It shows how horrible the war was. I have other information on the Harmons if you are interested. Nathan and Nancy are mentioned in a will dated March 20, 1848 so they were married before then. In 1848 she was 20 years old and he was 19. I can't find them on the 1850 Census. Their oldest child on the 1860 census was about 4 years old. By 1860 they had been married at least 12 years. It makes me think that they could have had other children that died. By 1900 she was living with my great-grandfather Joseph. My great- grandfather married Mary Jane BRANDON in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX on January 12, 1889. My grandmother was born on 3-4-1899. On the 1900 census, her name is listed as "Baby". Her parents didn't name her until another baby was born a couple of years later. So for two years, my grandmother didn't have a name. That 1900 census is Ellis Co., TX ED 16, (I don't know what sheet, it got cut off in the photocopy). My great-grandfather developed what they believe was tuberculosis. A 2nd cousin of mine and I believe it may have been lung cancer instead. There have been lung problems in the EASTERWOODS. Some had lung cancer, my great-grandfather supposedly had tuberculosis and my grandmother had emphysema. Smoking probably contributed to the problems but I wonder if there is some genetic predisposition to those problem? Do you find that on you EASTERWOOD side? Nancy EASTERWOOD died on October 23, 1905 in Ellis Co. close to Palmer if I'm not mistaken. That was the month of her birth so she was about 77. I'd like to visit her grave.The family eventually ended up in Eden Texas (Concho Co.). My mother was born in Eden.
5. John B. EASTERWOOD and his wife Jemima are in the 1850 census. You'll find them in Spartanburg Co., SC, page 203. Her initial are J. I. Living with them was Elizabeth (a daughter?) aged 16, and John aged 2. Were both of these their children? Surely not since the age of John and Jemima was 58 at the time. This is probably the J. R. EASTERWOOD, minor, mentioned in the Sept. 23, 1859 filing of the Old Estate records of Benton (Calhoun) County, AL. Please help me out on this. I tried to get an original copy of this estate record. I wrote the State archives in Alabama and they told me that I would have to write the county. I wrote the county and they said that they didn't have the staff to make copies but to contact an outside research firm. Do you have copies of that record? All I have is an abstract. Also, on Sept. 28, 1857 there was an administrator appointed for the estate of John EASTERWOOD (same county). Do you have those records? This J. R. EASTERWOOD was apparently the same 2 year old mentioned in the 1850 census. He was apparently the son of Luasia Ward (Louisa perhaps?). Was she the daughter of John and Jemima? Did she marry a Ward? What happened to them. It would seem that the young John would have been John Ward not John EASTERWOOD. I really would like to get copies of these court records.
Here are some of my questions:
1. The John who married Jemima, what does his middle initial "B" stand for and where does his birthdate of August 21, 1793 come from? How do you know that his father was William?
2. Where do Williams' birth and death dates of 1768 - 1834 come from? Where is his wife's name found? Some additional information: Lawrence's wife name was Susannah. I have a copy of old land transaction where both had to sign. The earliest record of Lawrence I have is where he bought land in Anson Co., SC in Sept. 1762. I guess I don't have copy of deed that he witnessed in Edgecomb Co., NC in 1764. He later had claims from the Revolutionary War. Copies of the original slips are here at the Houston Library on microfilm but I haven't copied them yet. Some were so faded that you couldn't hardly read them. I need to copy them. I have some copies of memorial deeds of land descriptions mentioning EASTERWOODS in SC. The last record I have on Lawrence was a debt on judgement on June 6, 1792 found in the Union Co., SC Common Pleas & General Sessions Minutes of the Court 1790 - 1796. A Michael CRAWFORD apparently hauled him into court for a debt. I assume that he died soon thereafter. Susannah later brought a suit against a William QUINN for slander. This is found in the Union Co. Clerk of Court Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. This took place in March 1806. She won a judgement against him for $100. He never paid and she died. After she died, her son John apparently tried to collect the money and assaulted William QUINN. Quinn took him to court and won $10 for assault. John took Quinn to court in 1818 to collect the money due the estate of his mother. Quite exciting isn't it? There is probably tons of information in the Union and Spartanburg counties court records if only we could get to them. Sincerely,

ADAMSON, CHITWOOD, HUMPHRIES posted by Susan Gaddis on Wednesday, June 23, 1999

I am looking for information about the family of James Henry HUMPHRIES and Nancy CHITWOOD. They married about 1885. James died in 1914 in Calhoun County. His children: Asa Allen b. 1889; Howard James b. 1887; Fannie Estelle b 1892 and Thomas M. b. 1898. Asa Allen HUMPHRIES m. Anna Myree ADAMSON.

FORD, WAITS posted by Heather Freeman on Friday, June 25, 1999

Looking for Info on a William Franklin WAITS BD 7-26-1874-76 married Josephine FORD 8-4-1874 On Jan 24 1897. They lived in Anniston AL Calhoun Co. They had 7 kids Leo, Phelma, Nellie, Avie, Gladys, Marshall & Lillian. I believe that Marshall WAITS stayed in Anniston AL and married. I'm not sure if he had kids or not but he died in Feb 1978. If I could find one of his kids I might be able to fill in some family info. Would appreicate any info on the WAITS of the FORD Families. I was told that Josephine FORD was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. I would like to prove this if I could Thanks Heather

BOLTON, STEPHENSON posted by dennis bullington on Friday, June 25, 1999

I am looking for information on Cristopher C. STEPHENSON and Amanda BOLTON. They are my great great grandparents. They lived in Calhoun County from what I found at least 1850's to 1920's. Cristopher was in Company 1 in the 25th Alabama Regiment from 5 May 1862 to April 1865. I am looking for any info

GRAVES, HUNT, STRICKLAND, WILSON posted by mary on Saturday, June 26, 1999

STRICKLAND: I saw your post and I am in hopes you can help me somehow. I am looking for the father of Elisha HJ or HL STRICKLAND b 1832 in Alabama d 1863 in Ark. (in civil war). His wife was Susan Catherine GRAVES. They married in Alabama in 1851. I am told his parents are James Henry STRICKLAND b 1801 in Ga. d 1839 in Many Sabine LA. and Nancy WILSON. James is son of Solomom STRICKLAND and Elizabeth HUNT. My problem is I cannot find anything anywhere to document James H. STRICKLAND as the father of Elish HJ or HL STRICKLAND. I hope that you may know some information on these people. Anything is appreciated. Best Reguards alasrgal40@aol.com.............mary

COBB, LOCKRIDGE, MADDOX, WALDROP posted by shannon grissom on Saturday, June 26, 1999

I am looking for information on the following families. LOCKRIDGE, COBB, WALDROP, MADDOX. From Calhoun, Randolph, Clay, Thank you

COLEMAN, HAYS, HINTON, HINTONS, HOWELL, ROBINSON, RORESON, SINGLETON, WEBB posted by Judy Hinton Hogg on Monday, June 28, 1999

Looking for any HINTONS from Calhoun/Benton Co., Al. Ggrandfather was Sam Franklin HINTON who lived in Chosea Springs area. Sam married Ophelia COLEMAN of the same area. Sam is lised on the 1850 census with J.M. HINTON as a son. The mother's name was not legible. My grandfather was Jonas Dearman HINTON. Looking for a possible relation to the Dearman family. Other names I am researaching: WEBB, SINGLETON, HAYS, HOWELL, COLEMAN, RORESON/ROBINSON.

HOLLINGSWORTH posted by Alan Hollingsworth on Monday, June 28, 1999

I have just started a HOLLINGSWORTH Family Tree. My parents were both born in Calhoun County AL. I was removed from AL when I was about 5 years old and without my father. Can you furnish any info on John Henry Wilburn HOLLINGSWORTH and his siblings? He was born around 1900 and died about 1983.His last wife's name was Lois.Her status is not known to me at this time. Thank you for any help you can provide.



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