Queries 1999
October - December

FLORENCE, FLOYD posted by Jack W Hughes on Monday, October 4, 1999

FLOYD, Richard C was born in AL 25 Mar 1825, He married Nancy FLORENCE in Calhoun County 23 Dec 1845. They moved to Texas in the 1850s and they are buried in Rockwall Co, TX

COHELEY, ROBERTS posted by Susan Craft on Friday, October 8, 1999

HELP! I am looking for the parents of my great grandparents. Nathan R ROBERTS and Frances COHELEY ROBERTS. I know that Nathan's father served in the Confederate Army from Ala., and that Nathan and Fannie lived in Calhoun Co. Ala. around Piedmont. Any infor would be appreciated. Susan

ABERNATHY, ALLEN, CHUMLEY, CRUMLEY posted by Davie Williams on Wednesday, October 13, 1999

I am interested in corresponding with anyone having information on the following family. Robert Laban ABERNATHY married Bernicia Althea ALLEN in Calhoun County, Alabama in 1870. She was the daughter of William G. ALLEN and Hannah (CRUMLEY/CHUMLEY) ALLEN They moved to Crossville in DeKalb County, Alabama, shortly after 1870. I would like to find the parents of Robert Laban ABERNATHY.

HALL, JONES, ROAN, ROON, ROWAN, ROWIN, SARTIN, WEAVER, WEBB posted by Stan Rowan on Thursday, October 14, 1999

Looking for information on the family and ancestors of Green Lewis ROAN b:abt 1829 in GA. m: Mary Carlotta WEBB, 1851 in Carroll County, GA. Moved to Calhoun County, AL in mid 1850's. Known children: Sarah Ann Elizabeth b:1851,m: Bill WEAVER; Mary Ann b: 1853, William George b:1855, m: Mattie HALL, Ada E. JONES; James Alexander b:1858, m: Pamelia SARTIN; Albert b:1862. Parents of Green were Elizabeth & James ROAN of GA, who about the same time moved to DeKalb County with another son William Winston. I have info on families of brother William Winston and son James Alexander. Other spellings used were ROWIN, ROON and ROWAN. Will be glad to swap info. All replies answered and appreciated. Thank you, Stan Rowan.... 14 Oct 1999.    http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Bayou/3728/

COHELEY, ROBERTS posted by Susan Craft on Friday, October 15, 1999

I am looking for information on the ROBERTS and COHELEYS of Calhoun Co. GA. My great grandfather was Nathan R. ROBERTS m. Frances COHELEY Roberts. They had nine children. If you have any info on these families, please share. I'll share all the info I have on these families. Thanks Susan

CHEEK, DOLLAR, GRUBBS posted by Martha Thrasher on Friday, October 15, 1999

I am searching for information on a Louisa CHEEK who married Zachary Taylor GRUBBS from Calhoun County around 1887. She had 2 sons when they married by the names of Thomas Henry and Charlie CHEEK. She died on 7 May 1907 and is buried at Harmony Baptist Church. Believe DOLLAR to be her maiden name. Information would greatly be appreciated.

CAMPBELL, TURNER posted by Martha Thrasher on Friday, October 15, 1999

Looking for information on Charlie CAMPBELL who was born around May 1852 in Al. He married Sarah M. TURNER from Calhoun Co. around 1872. Their children were Oco, Arthur, Charley Marian, Jesse, Pearl, Dora, Anna L., Neal and Allie Josephine called Almeda. Need his Father and Mother's names. Would also like any other information on children.

DINGLER, HILL, MAULTBE, WHITWORTH posted by Linda Dingler on Sunday, October 17, 1999

I am trying to find some information out about my fathers family. My fathers name was Ralph "D" DINGLER. I believe he was born in Anniston Alabama on March 21, 1928. He died on April 14, 1992 in Anniston alabama. His parents were Casper "D" DINGLER and Maggie DINGLER. He had one sister named Betty DINGLER later married James HILL and a step-sister named J'nell MAULTBE and she married Zeb WHITWORTH. If you can point me in the right direction to find out any other information on this I would appreciate it. I have searched the web with no avail.

HOFFMAN, WOOD, WOODS posted by Tommy Todd on Sunday, October 17, 1999

I'm in search of my gggrandmother's marriage to a WOOD or WOODS from Anniston. I'm guessing in the years 1880 -1899. Her name was either Elenore or Lenore HOFFMAN. My information is a bit vague, I know. Can you help?

JONES, RAMSEY posted by Shirley Ryan on Monday, October 18, 1999

RAMSEY and JONES surnames. Am searching for marriage records of John Willis RAMSEY and Mattie Victoria Jones. Married before 1906, we think, when his store and dwelling was consumed by fire in West Anniston. Thanks for any info

BELL posted by Don Bell on Monday, October 18, 1999

Bells....looking for information on the family of James Walton BELL who moved to the area of Anniston in Calhoun cty around the 1880's. His Son John R. BELL stayed in the area and is said to have owned a wood yard . A grandson, Charles Spurgeon BELL lived and died in the Anniston area.

BLAINE, CHAMBERS, WHALEN posted by Clarence C. Bearden Jr. on Friday, October 22, 1999

Seeking info. on parents and family of William WHALEN (bn c l8l4) living near Crop Planes in Calhoun Co. per l860 census. He was married to Nancy CHAMBERS. One son, William F. WHALEN (bn cl849) married Frances BLAINE and moved to Talladega Co. and are my gtgt grandparents. Note: I am using my sister's computer. If you prefer to write my name and address is: Clarence C. Bearden Jr.; 743 Pinkston St.; Montgomery, AL 36l09. Thanks.


I am researching the family of James Andrew SIMPSON. He was b abt 1815 in NC and d abt 1890 in Piedmont, Calhoun Co., AL James married three time. 1st to Nancy CARMICHAEL in 1841 2nd to Eliza ELLISON in 1847 in Carroll Co., GA and 3rd to Nancy Jane INGRAM in 1852. He was living in Paulding Co., GA in 1860, but move to Calhoun Co., AL after the CW. His children that lived and married were:
Frances Elizabeth SIMPSON m John W HUFF;
Rockzina Parazane SIMPSON m WATSON;
Cornelius SIMPSON m Elizabeth McGATHIA;
B P SIMPSON m 1st Vicky ABBOTT 2nd Rener BARKER.
There were other children that were born, but did not survive to adulthood. I would like to know if anyone is researching this family. I would like to share/exchange info. My family line is:
James Andrew SIMPSON m Nancy Jane INGRAM
Frances Elizabeth SIMPSON m John HUFF
Amanda Frances HUFF m Victory M ESTES
George Daniel ESTES m Flonnie MOBLEY
Doris E ESTES (me) m Michael ROBBINS

FAIN, JOHNSON posted by jan curry on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

looking for any info.on Thomas M.FAIN b.4-21- 1860 d.11-6-1912 in piedmont alab.maybe killed by a train? married to elizabeth emma JOHNSON b.8-31-1861 where ?

HOPKINS, WILKINS posted by Gloria Jerkins on Friday, October 29, 1999

I would like to have any information on HOPKINS and WILKINS families that were found in Calhoun Co. I am rsearching William Samuel HOPKINS and Mollie WILKINS ---- My great- grandparents married 1882 in Clay County. Thank you!

BRITT, HONEYCUTT, PHILLIPS, PRUITT, RODDAM, WILKERSON posted by Judy Franklin on Sunday, October 31, 1999

HONEYCUTT,PHILLIPS,RODDAM,PRUITT,BRITT,WILKERSON --- I am trying to locate anyone researching these surnames. James HONEYCUTT married a Sallie PHILLIPS and had at least two children that I know of. George HONEYCUTT born in 1855 married Sarah Elizabeth RODDAM. Her parents were John Alex RODDAM and Mary BRITT, Mary Britt's parents were Henry BRITT and a Mary WILKERSON. They all lived in Calhoun county in the 1800's. If anyone has any information please email me and I will be happy to share what I have.
PEOPLES, SHORES posted by Janice E. Hydock on Tuesday, November 2, 1999

I am looking for information on my g-g-grandparents, Jesse Jenkins PEOPLES and Mary Jordon SHORES married December 29, 1880, in Clay County, Alabama. Jesse and Mary lived on Gurnee Avenue in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama from approximately 1900 until their deaths in 1933 (Jesse) and 1923 (Mary). Both are buried in Edgemont Cemetery. After the death of Mary, Jesse married Maude ___________ and they had 2 daughters: Helen and Mary Milow. Have no other information on Maude or the children. Jesse was suppose to have been on the police force in Anniston. According to her obituary, Mary was an active member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church and her funeral arrangements were made by Bagley and Stanley. If anyone has ANY information on the persons listed, please contact me. Janice Hydock

MORGAN, NEEDHAM, PONDER, POSEY, STANLEY, WHITE posted by Susan Law Fann on Tuesday, November 2, 1999

I am researching several lines in Calhoun County. P.D. WHITE married to Jane unknown, parents to Jerusha and Martin C. WHITE. Jerusha married John "Dave" MORGAN. Their daughter Lula Ophelia (called "Diner" by her) husband, John Stanley POSEY. John Stanley POSEY's parents were Samuel J. POSEY and Ellen STANLEY. Other children besides John were Agatha, Lonnie, Laura to name a few. Ellen STANLEY's dad was John, mother either Nobey or Nodey unknown. Also in my lines are Malachi (Mack), Phillip Jacob and Nancy Jane PONDER. Charles, Rolley and "Bill" (real name Lester Barlow) NEEDHAM. If any of these surnames ring a bell, please contact me. I have pretty good lines but am missing a lot too! Thanks!!!!!

POORE, SHORTNACY posted by Judy Poore on Saturday, November 6, 1999

Trying to find the parents of John Jasper POORE B:12/24/1884 Cleburn Co. Ala. D:10/23/1949 Calhoun Co. Ala married Lillie Myrtle SHORTNACY. Please contact me at my e-mail address. jpoore@indy.net

FARLIN, GRIFFITH posted by Robbie Anderson on Saturday, November 6, 1999

Searching for info on William Varadamond GRIFFITH. Born in 1803 in Georgia. Listed with wife Pheba FARLIN on 1840 census of Calhoun (Benton.

JOHNSON, SEWELL posted by Barbara Tillery on Sunday, November 7, 1999

Looking for links to William Robert JOHNSON born 1848, married Zamer SEWELL in 1867. she was daugher of Milton and Mary SEWELL, Children were Stephen Milton, James W., Sophronia, Robert, Joseph. Family was in Sunflower Co MS in 1870. Wife and children were in Jefferson Co AL in 1880. jabtillery@home.com

BAKER, DAVIS posted by Cathy Ryan on Wednesday, November 10, 1999

I am interested in any information on Edmond Boswell DAVIS, he was born on 9/9/1873 and died on 2/13 1920 he was married to Sudie Inez BAKER. He was my great grandfather and all my information stops with him.

EVANS posted by Carl Evans on Saturday, November 13, 1999

I am looking for information on Mary EVANS who lived in Calhoun County around 1900. She is shown on the 1900 Census living with William EVANS -- presumably her son. Mary was the second wife of Walter R. EVANS of Tallapoosa/Macon County. Walter died in 1899. Mary is listed in the Civil War Widow's Pension files as the surviving spouse of Walter, and her address is given as Calhoun County. I would appreciate any information that could help me link any EVANS descendants in Calhoun County with the family of Walter EVANS of Tallapoosa County.

COFFIA, COHELEY, JENKINS, ROBERTS posted by Susan Craft on Sunday, November 14, 1999

ROBERTS, COHELEY, COFFIA, JENKINS --- I am looking for the parents of Nathan R. ROBERTS m. Frances COHELEY ROBERTS. They had nine children: Henry, Edward, Charles Melvin, Vadar Quincey, John, Jess, May, Lawrence, and Inez. Inez married William Henry COFFIA. His parents were Joseph Cevere COFFIA and Georgia Lussie COFFIA. I am looking for information on their parents also. Joseph and Georgia had 4 children: Mildred, Jack Clifford, Herbert, and William Henry. Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Susan

BURGESS, GILCHRIST posted by Fred A. Gilchrist on Monday, November 15, 1999

my name is Fred A. Gilchrist i am looking for any information on GILCHRIST. My great grand farther George Franklin GILCHRIST on Augst 21,1888 in Anniston Alabam / Calhoun county. His Farther was Garland Walter GILCHRIST and his mother was Sally - BURGESS- GILCHRIST. Thanks for your help

BROWN posted by Myrvle (Brown) Camp on Wednesday, November 17, 1999

Does anyone have a listing of people buried at Oak Level Cemetery? My g-g-grandfather James BROWN is said to have been buried there. I am looking for ancestors/descendants James BROWN who was born 1811 in SC and married Mary "Tinsey" in 1834 in Benton Co., AL. They had children as follows:
Jeremy Jesse BROWN
J. Wesley BROWN
Arminda "Mindy" BROWN
Elizabeth "Betsy" BROWN
Clementine BROWN
Samuel A. BROWN
Enoch Bartley BROWN b. Nov. 25, 1857
John Albert BROWN

CHESHIRE, PRIEST posted by Betty Mitchell on Thursday, November 18, 1999

Looking for Johnny CHESHIRE family. He married Bessie PRIEST in Cherokee Co. GA on Sept 28, 1920. They were living in Anniston, Calhoun Co, AL in 1963. Any relatives that might still be living there, would like to hear

LEGGETT posted by Pat McCart on Friday, November 19, 1999

Looking for info about LEGGETT ancestors from Calhoun Co AL

MCNEAL posted by Will Sharp on Friday, November 19, 1999

I am looking for information on William MCNEAL who lived in Anniston, Calhoun Co. AL in September 1908. When his mother died in Etowah Co. AL, her obituary states that this is where he lives. Any help would be appreciated, especially the name of his wife and any children he may have. Thank you.

GORE, KELL, SPENCER posted by Shirley Daugherty on Saturday, November 20, 1999

An Alfred SPENCER married a Harriet GORE Dec 24, 1854 in Calhoun Co, AL. Does anyone know anything about this Alfred SPENCER? My g-grandfather was born 1834 in AL Don't know who he married first, but he had a son, William, b.abt 1856 in Ark.. Then, he married Elizabeth KELL in Dent Co. MO, 1866 and they had my grandfather. Any info. on my g-grandfather would be appreciated!

ABLE, BURSON posted by Ernie Abel on Friday, November 26, 1999

Seeking info on Madison BURSON and Nancy (ABLE) BURSON and their descendants as listed at Peakes Hill Post Office (near present day Ohatchee) in 1860 U.S. Census for Calhoun Co., Alabama. Children listed in the census were James (age 7), Martha (age 4), John (age 3) and Jane (age 2 months). Madison's age listed as 29 - Jane's age is listed as 25. Please respond by e-mail to eabel4357@aol.com.

SELF posted by Daniel McCarthy on Saturday, November 27, 1999

SELF family descendant / researchers of northeast Alabama will again be gathering in Gadsden, AL. to promote the family, share data, and meet cousins from throughout the state and nation. If you are a Self descendant, we want to meet you. See: http://www.self-family.com/self2000    http://www.Self-Family.com

ROUNTREE, STANLEY posted by Susan Law Fann on Sunday, November 28, 1999

Looking for connections of STANLEY/ROUNTREE marriage. Rhoda ROUNTREE b)1834 in SC married Jonathon (John) F. STANLEY (b) 1835 in SC) in Calhoun Co., on Jul 30, 1854. They are buried in Stanley/Rountree Cemetery in Piedmont, AL. He died 1887, she 1901. I have survey of cemetery with the following listed; Amanda E. ROUNTREE b) 1842 d) May 11, 1925 George W. ROUNTREE b) 1828 d) Sept 11, 1906 Ann ROUNTREE b) 1799 d) 1876 John H. ROUNTREE b) 1795 d) 1874 If you have any connection, please e-mail me!

POSEY, STANLEY posted by Susan Law Fann on Sunday, November 28, 1999

Samuel J. POSEY born April 13, 1859 in GA. He married Ellen STANLEY on Jan 24, 1880 in Calhoun Co., AL. Children include: John Stanley POSEY, Alma, Lonnie, Laura, Agatha, Eddit and Tom K. (all POSEY) Does anyone know who Samuel J. Posey's parents were? Siblings? In 1910 census he was listed as a butcher in Piedmont. Any connections, please e-mail me at Susdenfann@aol.com.

ABBOTT, PHILLIPS posted by Kim Skoog on Monday, November 29, 1999

ABBOTT -- I am looking for information on William H ABBOTT born April 23,1858 in Anniston, Calhoun Alabama ... He married Lucinda PHILLIPS in Talledega and his son Arthur was born in Alabama August 22,1889 ... Then the family moved to Texas. I have not been able to locate anything beyond William. Would appreciate any help.. Thank you
HEATON, TAYLOR, WOMACH posted by Pat Cardwell on Thursday, December 9, 1999

Searching for info on any HEATON families. They were living in Calhoun (Benton) County 1840-1860's. Also searching for info on any descendants of George TAYLOR, Isaac TAYLOR, Casper TAYLOR, William TAYLOR, Harris TAYLOR, Mary "Polly" TAYLOR OR Catherine TAYLOR. Especially interested in the children of Casper TAYLOR and his wife, Dicey Unknown. Casper & Dicey TAYLOR'S children were: Lucinda L. TAYLOR who married James B. HEATON; George TAYLOR who married Unknown; Emberry TAYLOR; Lucretia TAYLOR who married William WOMACH & Samantha TAYLOR

HARDIN posted by Travis Hardin on Friday, December 10, 1999

All in Benton County, 1844-1850: Seeking descendants of or researchers of David HARDIN b. 1803 SC, m. Jane b. 1809 SC; J.B. HARDIN, b. 1802 SC m. "F" b. 1820 SC; and Reuben HARDIN, landowner in 1844, age unknown. These people may be brothers to John, Aaron B., Asa A., and Avery, who settled in Bluffton, southern Cherokee Co. about 1840. (That area was originally part of Benton/Calhoun.) Contact me or see my web page regarding the above brothers.    http://www.mindspring. net/~travishardin/gen

COWART, NELSON posted by Julia Hill on Saturday, December 11, 1999

I am looking for any information on the family of Mary Ann NELSON, who married Erasmus Pendleton COWART in Calhoun county in 1851.

CHAMBERS, EDWARDS, WHALEN posted by Virginia Edwards on Sunday, December 12, 1999

Still researching descendants of Julius EDWARDS and the CHAMBERS and WHALEN families.

CHANDLER, GAINES, STEWART posted by Phyllis L. King on Friday, December 17, 1999

I am looking for the parents and siblings of James T. GAINES . He was born near Heflin , Ala. in 1836 / 1840 . He and three brothers fought in the Civil War of which his three brothers died in the war. One died at Fort Delaware . He later married Elizabeth Frances STEWART CHANDLER. She had had two children from her first marriage to James Berry CHANDLER. They were married in Louisiana in Feb. 1867. They had one child. Also any more information other than above would be most appreciated.

LANE, WOOD posted by Beverley Fieg on Monday, December 20, 1999

Looking for info to trace my WOOD line further back. I have William Hampton WOOD married to Frances M. LANE in Hall, Georgia. Their children, born in Cross Plains, Benton County Alabama are: Joel Gilmore, John Wesley, William Hampton, James O., Nancy C., Green, Sarah, Benjamin F. and Francis Marion. William Hampton was born about 1806 in South Carolina. Most of the children, born between 1829-1850, went on to Jonesboro, Arkansas to live.

RAY, VAUGHN posted by Lee Frazier on Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Any information on Teague RAY and family would be appreciated. Teague was born c. 1845 and lived in Piedmont. Anyway, he and his wife had some 16 children, the oldest of whom was Margaret RAY, who later married William Jefferson VAUGHN -- who was killed in sawmill accident near Piedmont in 1910. Teague RAY is the patriarch of our family, but I need more info on him, and where he is buried. Anything would be appreciated

WILSON posted by Charles E. Carroll on Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Seeking information on Ephraim WILSON, married to Elizabeth in Calhoun Co., Ala. on 27 Feb. 1838. Any relation to Moses WILSON, also married in Calhoun County?

DAVIS, HOWELL, POSEY, ROUNTREE, STANLEY posted by Susan Law Fann on Sunday, December 26, 1999

Jonathon (John) F. STANLEY b) 1835 in SC, d) April 5, 1887 in Piedmont, AL, married to Rhoda ROUNTREE on Jul 30, 1854. Rhoda born 1834 in SC and died Oct 21, 1901 in Piedmont, Calhoun Co., AL. Their children include:
1. Mintona E. STANLEY born Sept 26, 1855 died Oct 29, 1862
2. Ellen STANLEY born Dec 10, 1859 in AL died Dec 1, 1927 in Piedmont, AL married to Samuel J. POSEY on Jan 24, 1880. Samuel born April 13, 1859 in GA.
3. Mary F. STANLEY born April 19, 1862 in AL died Dec 20, 1940
4. Laura STANLEY born abt 1866 in AL
5. Alice STANLEY bor Dec 11, 1868 in Piedmont, AL died Jan 15, 1950 in Piedmont married to Oscar W. HOWELL who was born Feb 5, 1877 and died Jan 15, 1940.
6. Willie Stanley who married L. Houston DAVIS.
7. John B. STANLEY born Oct 2, 1875 died Oct 2, 1875 in Piedmont, AL.
Anyone having connections to any of these people please contact me at Susdenfann@aol.com.

DUTTON, SASNETT posted by Deborah on Thursday, December 30, 1999

SASNETT, Ben Franklin: Looking for any info or relatives to Ben Franklin SASNETT. He was born 10/12/1883 in Coosa Co. Al, and died 12/19/1957 in Calhoun Co. Al. It is believed that he was married several times. I have been unable to locate any marriage records for him. His father was Richard Warren P. SASNETT, mother is believed to be Martha A. DUTTON.

RORK posted by Vicki Rorke on Friday, December 31, 1999

Does anyone know of a sawmill accident that occured in 1900 in or near the town of Anniston? Family lore says my g-g- grandfather, Frank RORK, died in such an accident. Although his family (wife, children and parents) all lived acorss the state line in Haralson County, GA, I supposed he could have found work in Alabama..... Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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