Queries 2000
July - September

CALDWELL posted by Dean Simpson on Saturday, July 1, 2000

Need info. on CALDWELL,s in Benton-Calhoun Co. David CALDWELL may have moved there from St. Clair Co. circa 1832. David,s son Carey CALDWELL died in Calhoun Co. 1867, buried Old Davistown Cemetary near Iron City. Thanks. Dean Simpson eak3@WCTel.net

GLADDEN posted by John Allen Gladden, Sr. on Sunday, July 2, 2000

Robert G. GLADDEN was my gggrandfather. Born in Monroe Co., TN about 1827. He died in Calhoun County about 1898. One census reports him in district 10 in Calhoun County. Served in GA Volunteer infantry. discharged with wounds. Question: Does anyone have him on a cemetery list? Question: Does anyone know where district 10 was? His son was John T. GLADDEN born in Calhoun Co., buried at Edgemont cemetery in Anniston.

BYSTROM, LAGERSON posted by Mark Benner on Monday, July 3, 2000

Being a LAGERSON descendant, I've hit a dead end(?) Would like to hear from another LAGERSON descendant / relative / researcher in Calhoun County. My ancestor was Rev. Victor E. LAGERSON of Aniston, Alabama. In the 1896 Anniston City Directory, he was listed as "retired", no mention of his wife. Would like to know where he is buried, (most likely Aniston). His son, William LAGERSON is buried in Edgemont Cemetery, Aniston, but no stone on his plot. No record of his wife, Christine (BYSTROM) LAGERSON, either. William and Christine, Swedish born, were my maternal great grandparents. Sure could use some help here! benner@clinic.net

MURRAY posted by Cara Murray on Thursday, July 6, 2000

I am searching for a marriage record for Barney E. MURRAY and Nancy ? in Calhoun County, AL about 1874. If anyone has access to marriage records in Calhoun Co., I would appreciate a lookup. Thanks!    http://w ww.geocities.com/stephenemurray/MurrayFamily.html

HINDMAN, MORGAN, POWELL posted by Tracey on Saturday, July 8, 2000

HINDMAN POWELL MORGAN -- I am looking for info about the location of a cemetery that has a HINDMAN family plot in it. According to a great-aunt, there is a plot somewhere in Jacksonville, Calhoun, AL. William Andrew HINDMAN b. 9-22-1877 m. Emma Laura MORGAN W.A.'s parents- Cy (Sye) HINDMAN and Mattie POWELL. Thanks! Tracey

PARKER posted by Darlene Parker Holmes on Saturday, July 8, 2000

Iam looking for the family of Alfred PARKER. Father Arthur PARKER, Mother Mary PARKER. Arthur PARKER was found fatally beaten at his home on Pelham road. He was buried at Edgmont Cemetery in an unmarked grave Oct.1946. I would like to find out Marys maiden name, there childrens names and anything about his murder. Alfred PARKER left home at a young age and never went back.

FOMBY, FORMBY posted by Phillip Morris on Monday, July 10, 2000

FORMBY/FOMBY. I am related to the Fomby's in Piedmont in Calhoun Co. Ala., There is however another group of Formby's I cannot place, all are probably kinfolk , some of these are:John FORMBY b.7-15-1885, Lathan FORMBY b.7-17-1899. Martha FORMBY b.4- 24-1895, Marvin FORMBY b.8-8-1888, Neallie FORMBY b. 6-12-1888, Willie FORMBY b. 8-7-1896. My Family starts with Francis Marion FORMBY b. 9- 19-1850. If anyone has any info on these Formby's or any others in the Piedmont area please contact me,Thanks.

DEMPSEY, FARMER, LARENER, POPE, RICE posted by sherry schmidt on Wednesday, July 12, 2000

DEMPSEY: Looking for any information on parents/siblings of George Benjamin (Ben) DEMPSEY. Born Oct.26,1885 in Piedmont,d.Jan/1967 in Lee County. Ben was married to Lilly Maude RICE and lived/worked in Opelika. His parent's were George Washington DEMPSEY and Liza Catherine FARMER(?) or LARENER(?). Ben and Lilly had two children -James Henry and Effie Mae (POPE). No other information is known. Please help.

CUNNINGHAM posted by G.J. Davidson on Monday, July 24, 2000

I'm hoping that someone can help me with these names.I recently found out that my grandfather, James Henry CUNNINGHAM, was born in Calhoun County, in May 1879. I think he was born in Anniston, but not sure. My g grandfather, Henry Clay CUNNINGHAM was born either in 1844, or 1855 in AL. If you have these names on your research list, I would appreciate hearing from you. I can exhange what information I have,also. Thanks in advance.

MCCLAIN, PEEPLES posted by Janice E. Hydock on Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Looking for information on Maude P. MCCLAIN, married Jesse J. PEEPLES September 14, 1924, in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama. Had two daughters, Helen and Mary Milow. McClain may not have been maiden name.

CARR, SHELL posted by Dennis Cheatwood on Thursday, July 27, 2000

I am looking for the marriage certificate of Annie Virginia SHELL of Piedmont Alabama.We think she was married to a fellow named CARR, her mother's name was Ophelia SHELL. They live in the community of Vigo,right outside of Piedmont Alabama!! thanks    http://www. ficom.net/members/dcheatwood/daughters.html

GRANT posted by Bill Mallett on Saturday, July 29, 2000

I would like to find out if there were any GRANT's living in the Macon area around the 1860's. An ancestor, Martha Dorinda GRANT died in Macon on 2 Oct 1861. Her father was William GRANT from Auburn, Lee Co., Al. I suspect that William had a brother living in the Macon area. Can anyone help?

BYRD, FARMER, TUNE, UPTON posted by Marlene Farmer on Saturday, July 29, 2000

FARMER TUNE BYRD UPTON -- Need information on these family.Also need information on these families that is buried in Mt Zion Baptist Cemetery, Calhoun County,Ala.    http:/ /hometown.aol.com/lucybell47/myhomepage/heritage.html

CADDELL posted by Marlene Farmer on Saturday, July 29, 2000

CADDELL Need information on Andrew CADDELL'S family from Pendleton Dist.,S.C. I'm a decendant of Evander CADDELL - born Mar.2, 1841 in Moore Co.,NC. Evander died 12/ /1916, Berkeley Co.,SC.    http:/ /hometown.aol.com/lucybell48/myhomepage/heritage.html

BROWN, GOLDEN posted by Neil Vaughan on Sunday, July 30, 2000

Am looking for information on William Thomas GOLDEN (14 Aug 1859 - 3 Oct 1935) m. Cornelia BROWN (2 Sep 1861 - 17 Jan 1954). Both are buried in the Sand Hill Cemetery in Varnville, S.C. All info that I have speculates that he was from Calhoun County, AL. and had family in Anniston. He came to S.C. as a music teacher and married. He and Cornelia had one son, William Andrew GOLDEN. As a young man, Thomas was in an altercation in a card game and left S.C. for many years only to return shortly before he died. It is thought that he always maintained contact with his family in Anniston.

DAVIS, FERGUSON, TAYLOR posted by Becky on Sunday, July 30, 2000

I am looking for Walter Roland DAVIS md. Emma Lee TAYLOR. Some of their children were born in Anniston, specifically my Walter Roland, Jr. in June 1905. Walter Sr. was from Franklin, VA but Emma was from AL, probably Calhoun Co. Her parents were William Henry TAYLOR and Mary FERGUSON. If anyone connects to this family I would love to hear from you. I'm especially interested in pinning down the TAYLOR family.
CONNER posted by Ann Conner on Wednesday, August 2, 2000

I am looking for imformation on the CONNER family fron around anniston.Any information would be great.And I would like to find Vaughns grove cemetary.Thank you Ann

CHUMLEY, POE, SPAKE, VOWELL posted by Michael B. Poe on Friday, August 4, 2000

Rosalee CHUMLEY, married to Otis CHUMLEY, previously married/divorced to Spurgeon Winston POE, (POE b. Ohatchee 190?) Rosalee born 190?, nee SPAKE, Sister Margaret, related by marriage to Dewey VOWELL. Rosalee died in the early 60s. She had a farm near Ohatchee on land that is now flooded. Does anyone know if there is a register of land condemmed for the flooding? Rosalee was my Grandmother. I have lost relatives in the area and dearly want to find them. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Michael B. Poe

NOBLE posted by Melissa Tobat on Saturday, August 5, 2000

MCMILLION , NOBLE, Susannah Tucker, m. William Alexander McMILLION. She d.March 29, 1932,, in Anniston, Calhoun County,AL. Is there some one who can get the obituary?? Thanks! tobatfam@aol.com

TOLBERT posted by Steve Musgrove on Wednesday, August 9, 2000

TOLBERT, Samuel. b ca 1753. Purchased land in Benton (now Calhoun) Co., AL in 1838. Lived with wife in Benton (now Calhoun) Co., AL 1840. Seeking information about death, wife, family. Have father and mother information to trade.

TOLBERT posted by Steve Musgrove on Friday, August 11, 2000

TOLBERT (Talbert), Samuel. Seeking information about Samuel and Francis TOLBERT, who purchased Federal lottery land in 1838, settled in Benton (now Calhoun) County, Alabama. There is a marker to Samuel's memory in Blount County, Alabama.

CRAIG posted by Diane Butler on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Oliver CRAIG (9 Oct 1890 - 1968). Oliver was the son of Simon and Manilla Ann Allen CRAIG. He migrated to Calhoun County after 1910 as he is living with his parents in Morgan County on that census. I am searching for spouse and descendants of Oliver CRAIG.

BEAM, BEAMS, PARKS posted by Virginia Anders Kugler on Saturday, August 19, 2000

I am looking for information on my gr-gr- grandmother, Lucinda PARKS. She was listed in the 1860 censusof (Benton) Calhoun, Co. I think she married Thomas BEAM/S later that year on 9 Aug., 1860. Does anyone have any information on her?

KELLEY, KELLY, PERRYMAN posted by Nancy Meyer on Saturday, August 19, 2000

I am searching for George KELLY whose son, Arthur KELL(E)Y was born 11/27/1903 in Anniston, Clahoun Co. Art's mother was Curtis Lee Carter, who married Dorsey PERRYMAN after George died, and had several children. Art was my grandfather. These people all lived on Glen Addie Street in Anniston, or at least the CARTERS and PERRYMANS did. George is supposed to have died of tb. Any help on any of these names would be appreciated.

KENNEY, LOFTON posted by William Gochenour on Sunday, August 20, 2000

I'm researching my mother's line - Rouse Perry KENNEY who died Dec 1916 and is supposed to be buried in Anniston, Al. Rouse was married to Viola LOFTON and she died 14 Mar 1916 in Attala, Al. They had four young cheildren when they both died, Two of which were Leana & Merle Mae. Leana was 14 and Merle may was 10. The others I'm not sure of.Any help would be greatly appreciated.    http://web2.airmail.net/wagoch/

TATE, WHITE posted by Richard Kemp on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Need help with relationship of two families who lived in Benton (Calhoun) County 1830-1850. They are Thomas WHITE, father of Nancy WHITE who m. Cooper TATE on 15 Jan 1829 in Franklin CCo., Ga., and all relocated to Benton Co. in 1830s. Specific need is documentation that says Thomas WHITE is father of Nancy WHITE. The TATES were enumerated in 1850 Federal Census in Randolph Co., Ala. No 1850 census mention of Thomas WHITE. If you can help, please e-mail bylinektwo@snowhill.com

ANDREWS, AYERS, MURFF posted by Shelby on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Looking for info on Joseph ANDREWS who m. Elizabeth R ? They had Joseph Ann ANDREWS (MURFF) and baby Henry. Joseph Ann was said to have been b. in Anniston Co,AL. They moved to Attala Co,MS where Joseph died and Elizabeth remarried Col Lunsford AYERS and they had these children, Rodney, Edward, Bettie, and John Lunsford JR. Joseph Ann's father Joseph ANDREWS died when she was only one yr old. I would appreciate any leads. Thanks Shelby

AYERS, EMBRY posted by Shelby on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Looking for info on Joel Frank Boley EMBRY & wife Elizabeth Leo AYERS. JFB was born in Benton CO AL and his sister was b. in Calhoun CO,AL. Bettie was a schoolteacher. And daug. of Col Lunsford AYERS & Elizabeth ?. I would appreciate any leads. Thanks SD

ANDERSON, DEARMAN, GHENT, SELF, THOMPSON, WILSON posted by Joanne Jameson Clarke on Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Searching for parents and siblings of E. T. THOMPSON, b. 1828 in AL. He served as Captain of Co "D" (Calhoun Co) in the 31st AL Infantry Regiment, Tracy's (Pettus') Brigade, until June 1864. He m. Augusta Arianah GHENT (b. 1829 SC), dau. of Daniel GHENT and Nancy (WILSON) ANDERSON of Talladega Co, AL. Nancy Cornelia THOMPSON was b. 1850 in AL. This family moved to Port Sullivan, Milam Co, TX, between 1864 and 1870. Nancy Cornelia m. in 1870 in Port Sullivan to Wm. Yancey SELF (b. 1847 in Calhoun Co, AL.) He was the son of John SELF (b. 1810 TN-d. 1899 Calhoun Co) and Syntha DEARMAN (b. 1810 SC-d. 1849 Calhoun Co.)

SMITH posted by JD Hartgrove on Friday, August 25, 2000

Looking for info on my GGFather Dr. John B SMITH and my Gfather Nathan Caleton SMITH Born abt 1875 in Calhoun Co They moved to east Texas abt. 1883. Any info at all would be helpful. Thanks

AKINS, SMITH posted by Lisa Akins on Saturday, August 26, 2000

Looking for information about William Harvey AKINS & Hattie Parham AKINS that were on the 1900 Calhoun county, Ala census (listed as Harry W AKINS & Hattie P) with their children Charles, Jesse, William B, Annie May, Grace J, Mary E & someone by the name of Ben SMITH. They moved to Calhoun county after 1886 from Polk county, GA then were back in GA in 1910. Wondered if anyone had ran across any of these names in there research of calhoun county. Would appreciate any help! Lisa

AND, CALLAWAY, CALLOWAY posted by James E. Calloway(Callaway) on Sunday, August 27, 2000

CALLAWAY (CALLOWAY), Isaac born 1819 AND came to Mississippi through Alabama, probably living in Anniston for a time.

BEACHAM, THOMPSON posted by Thompson on Monday, August 28, 2000

I'm looking for information on Rutha BEACHAM born around 1837 - married PN THOMPSON in Calhoun Co. in 1860.

CRAIG posted by Diane Butler on Tuesday, August 29, 2000

CRAIG, Oliver M. (1890-1968): Would like to correspond with descendants of Oliver M. CRAIG son of Simon and Manilla Ann CRAIG, grandson of James M. and Nancy Owen Herron CRAIG. Oliver migrated to Calhoun County from Morgan County Alabama after 1910 and died there in 1968.

TRANTHAM posted by Nicole Pinson on Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Looking for information on the following person found on the 1920 Calhoun Co AL Census: John W. TRANTHAM 35 AL, Lula 32 NC, Ella 12 AL, Gladdis 10 AL, Myrtel 7 AL, Grady 3 5/12 AL, Who were John W. TRANTHAM's parents? Is he "Willard" (b: Aug 1884), son of John and Becky TRANTHAM (1900 Cherokee Co AL Census)?

ABNEY, BLACK, COOK, HUGHES, JONES, MORGAN, SLAYTON posted by Jan R. Bell on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

BLACK/JONES/HUGHES/COOK/ABNEY/SLAYTON/MORGAN families in Calhoun Co, AL, I am seeking my ancestors' final resting place. Peter BLACK b.1791 in SC m. Elizabeth ABNEY (she b. 1788 in SC). They probably married in Edgefield District, SC ca. 1812. They moved to Meriwether Co, GA and then on to Calhoun/Benton Co. AL. Peter BLACK died 18 August 1865 and is buried at White Plains School Cemetery in Calhoun Co, AL. His wife, Elizabeth died after 1860 and is buried beside her husband. This family had ten children and several of them also moved to Calhoun/Benton Co. Al. I am interested in their daughter named Lucinda J. BLACK (born 1822 in SC) who married James S. JONES (born 1812 in SC). They lived for a while in Meriwether Co, GA where maried 15 Dec 1840. In 1850 census, they were in Carroll Co., GA. After that I lose them, but wonder if they moved on over to Calhoun Co, AL where other members of their family settled. Lucinda's sister married John William JONES (he b. 24 Nov 1818) and I wonder if he was brother to my Lucinda's husband, James S. JONES. John William JONES and his wife, Sophronia S. BLACK who m. ca. 1837 in GA lived many years in Benton Co, AL. Later they moved to Cherokee Co, Texas and died there. A brother of Lucinda and Sophronia was William D. BLACK b. ca. 1829. He also moved to Calhoun Co, AL and died there after 1860. Another brother--Whitefield BLACK b. ca. 1825 m. Matilda E. HUGHES in Benton Co., AL 30 Oct 1850. Another brother, Daniel S. BLACK married Julia A. MORGAN 20 Dec 1855 in Benton Co., AL. A sister, Emeline BLACK b. ca. 1817 m. Wm. James COOK in Calhoun co, AL 21 Dec 1867. There were several other brothers and sisters but I do not know if they ever moved to Alabama--Nancy BLACK m. Wm ABNEY; Paul Picken BLACK d. 1864; Wesley Mark BLACK m. Narcissa E. SLAYTON; Francis T.B. BLACK (a male)b. ca. 1834. All of these BLACKS were descended from James BLACK b. ca. 1765 in VA and his wife Mary b. ca. 1769 in SC (probably Edgefield). James & Mary BLACK were the parents of the above mentioned Peter BLACK. I know where Peter and his wife Elizabeth ABNEY BLACK are buried, but I do not know where Lucinda Black JONES and her husband James S. JONES are buried. Does anyone know where they are buried? Or if they are buried at the White Plains School Cemetery close to Peter and Elizabeth BLACK, Lucinda's parents? Though I do not have much information on my JONES family yet, I believe they may have migrated to Calhoun Co. Al too. I also have more information on the family tree of Elizabeth ABNEY. Would love to share info with anyone working on these families. Thank you!

BENTLEY posted by Rick Mingus on Thursday, August 31, 2000

Does anyone do lookups for cemeteries in the area? Specifically, I am looking for the gravesite of Turner R. BENTLEY. 1810-185? He is supposedly buried in the Harmony cemetery. I will be passing through that area next month, and would like to locate his burial site before I get there. Any help would be appreciated.    http://pages.prodigy.net/ramingu s
LACKEY posted by Becky Culpepper on Sunday, September 3, 2000

LACKEY Looking for any information on the LACKEY family that lived in the Oxford--Anniston, Alabama area. They are buried in the Oxford Cemetery.

DEVINE, VICE posted by Jerry W. DeVine on Thursday, September 21, 2000

I am researching the family of Mansel DEVINE, who was resident near the home of a mill operated by Wilson N. Chandler in Ranges 5, 6, and 7, Cove Creek post office in June 1860. With his wife, Elvira VICE, he moved to Benton County from Spartanburg, South Carolina before 1850. I am certain that he died before 1870, and am seeking a burial site or documentation. Any help will be appreciated.

ARWOOD, SHEPPARD posted by Robert Arwood on Thursday, September 28, 2000

Re-ARWOOD in reply to Hallie posting Mar 13 1999 I do not have when Baily Bruce Arwood died but he was b-oct. 19 1886 in Cocke Co. TN his father is Wade Alberta Bert ARWOOD d-Jan.8,1903 buried Grey Cem. Knox. TN. Mother Martha tallisah patty SHEPPARD b-mar 27 1849 d-Dec.4 1904 Ann. Ala B-Grey Cem. Knox TN. I have this line back to bef.1740

CHESTER posted by Louise on Saturday, September 30, 2000

CHESTER, I have a photo that is stamped "Russell Bros." Anniston, Ala. on the back. The picture is a baby, and I was told it was "Albert Chester". Does anyone know when this store was in business? The ink is red.

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