Queries 2001
January - March

BEAM, PARKS posted by Virginia Anders Kugler on Monday, January 1, 2001

I have found in the 1860 cs for Calhoun (Benton) County that my grgrgrandmother lived there. Her name was Lucinda,(Laucinda), PARKS and she had 4 children: Martha 8, Sarah 6, Amanda 5, (my grgrandmother), and Thomas D.,4. I have found also that she married a Thomas BEAM later in 1860. Do you know whether her parents' name would be listed on the marriage certificate? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Virginia

DUTTON, HODGE posted by William Perhealth on Thursday, January 4, 2001

DUTTON, Joseph or Joe died Feb. 1928 in Anniston, Calhoun County Alabama. Married more than once. More than a dozen children, most born in Anniston. Any info is greatly appreciated. one wife was a Vicie HODGE, my grandmother's mother who died in 1924.

ALVIS, KNIGHTEN posted by Sue Lynn on Sunday, January 7, 2001

KNIGHTEN/ALVIS Looking for Jesse KNIGHTEN who married Nancy ALVIS in Morgan Co., AL, in 1874. Jesse might have been son of Joseph KNIGHTEN listed on the 1860 Calhoun Co. census. If anyone is researching this family, please contact me by e-mail. &

HOLDER, MAXWELL posted by Elizabeth Tyree on Monday, January 8, 2001

Jefferson Davis MAXWELL was born in November 1860, most probably in Calhoun County AL. His mother's name may have been Lucy or Lucinda. Jefferson Davis married twice (second marriage was to Francis HOLDER) and by 1880 is a farmer in his own household. I am looking for any and all information about the parents of Jefferson Davis MAXWELL. I live in Seattle and can't readily access AL information, so any help you can provide would be vastly appreciated. Please contact me directly either at my work e-mail (Elizabeth_Tyree@ce9.uscourts.gov) or at home (katznjammr@qwest.net). Many, many thanks for taking the time to read this, Liz &

HAYNIE posted by Carol Cantrell on Tuesday, January 9, 2001

Trying to find the burial place of my gg-grandmother, Mary Ann York HAYNIE. Died ca 1880. She was the first wife of John B. HAYNIE. Not sure if they were living in Calhoun County or Clay County at the time of her death.

PRESNELL posted by Mary Lesley on Friday, January 12, 2001

I am interested in locating descendants of John PRESNELL Sr. and Jr. who resided 1840 in Benton Co. AL. I am descended from son Daniel who remained in Caldwell Co. NC

DAVIES, DAVIS posted by Cathy Juujarvi on Friday, January 12, 2001

Does anyone know where I can get a listing for Davistown Cemetery in Calhoun County? I am particularly interested in finding Andrew DAVIS/DAVIES, Elizabeth DAVIS and Rachel DAVIS if someone has access to a list and is willing to do a look-up. Dates of death would be after 1845 except for Elizabeth who might be earlier. Thank you. Cathy

BROWNING, NELSON posted by Patrick Browning on Saturday, January 13, 2001

I have proof of a Ely BROWNING marring a Pernelia NELSON in Alabama. I believe Ely's parents or siblings died in the area. Any help on tracking down family on Brownings or Nelson would be appreciated. Ely was born on 17 Nov 1848.

EUBANKS, OWEN posted by Renita Eubanks McDaniel on Sunday, January 14, 2001

EUBANKS;OWEN Seeking info on my G-Grandfather, Young Melton Thacksen EUBANKS who was born on June 29, 1851 in Edwardsville, Benton,Alabama. His father was William Thomas Biddle EUBANKS who married a Nancy OWEN. Any info on this family would be most appreciated. Thank you - Renita

BROWN, PARKER, PEAVY posted by Barbara West on Wednesday, January 17, 2001

I have several families I am researching in Calhoun co, Ala. These are the BROWN, PARKER, PEAVY families and I read this info on the line and I have some info to add to this link contact me. Thanks Barbara..

GARRETT, SPARKS posted by Rodney Marsh on Thursday, January 18, 2001

Looking for info on the GARRETT and SPARKS families in Calhoun County. John Pluto GARRETT born 18 Aug 1886 to Robert GARRETT Jr. and Hester SPARKS, married aft 1880 Calhoun Co. Robert born 1849 in AL, Hester born ca 1860 in GA, died ? in Calhoun Co. That's all I have. Can anyone help find more?

LEWISHON, PHILIPSON, PHILLIPSON posted by Phoebe Nix on Thursday, January 18, 2001

PHILIPSON/PHILLIPSON My maternal grandmother told me that her grandmother(?) was named Tina (LEWISHON spelling not known for sure) PHILIPSON. Our family had a Louis, Julius and Samuel PHILIPSON who lived and worked in Birmingham, AL in 1889. (19th between 2nd and 3rd Ave.) The Ancestry.com Alabama Death Index for 1908 to 1959 lists the death of a Tena PHILLIPSON in Calhoun County in Dec 1937. I have not yet sent away for the information. I hope that someone reading this may have some info to indicate this may be a match before I pay out $20 for something that may not be a match. I will also post this for Jefferson County and Etowah County because I found a Louis PHILIPSON died in Etowah County June 11, 1949 and Julius died in November 1935 in Jefferson County. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

DAVIS posted by Rosemary Davis on Saturday, January 20, 2001

DAVIS,Calber L. b. App 1822 AL, GA, SC married Sarah F.( Sallie)? b. App 1825 GA. These children were born in Benton, now Calhoun County, AL.:
Mary A. Davis W F 1848
Mandy Davis W F 1850
Caroline DavisW F 1851
Lucy Davis W F 1857
James Davis W M 1859
Susan Davis W F 1861
The family moves on to Mississippi and has:
George Davis W M 1867
S.L. Davis W F 1865
and they move on again to Dyer/ Crockett County, TN and have
Lewis Davis W M 1866
Joseph F. Davis W M 1869
The 1880 census in Dyer County shows Lela Davis W M 1869 Grandson living with S.F. W F 55 born in Georgia. We are asumming that Calber is dead. We are unsure of how Sarah was before or if Calber is the father's name. We need your help. This family is such a mistery! Anyone with any information that will help please contact me! We would like to find the missing links!

LAYTON, WEATHERS posted by Dana Armstrong on Monday, January 22, 2001

WEATHERS/LAYTON Searching for info on Rosalie WEATHERS. I found her on a 1880 Calhoun Co., AL census living in Anniston. Rosalie b.Sept. 8, 1871 in Talladega, AL, d. Nov. 15, 1959 in Shelby Co., AL. She married Edward Lee LAYTON sometime before July, 21, 1897. They lived in Ensley, Jefferson Co., AL for 30 yrs. Rosalie's brother, Albert WEATHERS and his wife Pearl are buried on the same plot at Elmwood Cemetery. I would appreciate any info. Thanks. cutie0036@aol.com

PRITCHARD, SCOGGINS posted by Sue Kuecher on Tuesday, January 23, 2001

I am looking for information on Lafayette SCOGGINS, William Marcus SCOGGINS, and PRITCHARD (Sarah?). Sue Kuecher rkuecher@aol.com

GREENE posted by nl Greene on Saturday, January 27, 2001

Searching for info on James McFarland GREENE, son of J. William GREENE? and Elizabeth. Believed to have been in Benton Cty early 1800,s. Any help appreciated.

BEARD, MILLER, PETERSON posted by Roger Ward on Sunday, January 28, 2001

Helping a friend in Calhoun County research, a couple of questions:
1. When her ancestor William Franklin BEARD died in Texas in 1942, he left 3 brothers Lester, J. M., and Henry of Woodward, Alabama.....I believe this was the Woodward in Calhoun County, but can't locate it on a map..1895 Atlas says it was on the Railroad, but did not have a post office. Anyone know the site of Woodward, Calhoun County?
2. His wife was Rosa Marsleet MILLER, daughter of Xerxes MILLER and Elizabeth PETERSON,
please contact me if you have interest in this group. Thanks, ROger Ward Lubbock, Texas

GORDON, KELLER posted by Loretta Corley on Monday, January 29, 2001

KELLER, GORDON -- Seeking info on my ggrandmother Susan (F?) GORDON who married Martin Woodvel KELLER in Calhoun Co. AL on Aug 21, 1864. Seeking date of birth, and parents names. May have been born around 1847. Known to have a brother named Tom.

LOGAN, SUMRALL posted by Jean on Monday, January 29, 2001

Pinkney S LOGAN was born in Sept 1840 in Calhoun Co Ala according to his pension records. Believe the S stands for Sumrall. Am interested in any LOGAN/SUMRALL families living in Calhoun Co during 1840
BONNER, CLEMENTS posted by Rhonda on Monday, February 5, 2001

Looking for Zadock (Zed) CLEMENTS, Lovic Pierce CLEMENTS, or Mahala BONNER

ADERHOLT, BABER, JENKINS, PREVETT, PRIVETT, PRIVETTE, THRESHER posted by Martha Privette on Monday, February 5, 2001

My PRIVETT ancestors married into the other listed families They all lived in Calhoun or Benton in 1800s Looking for any information on these connections.

HILL posted by Pat Basham on Tuesday, February 6, 2001

HILL, George W. My great-greatgrandfather, born abt. 7 Mar 1831. Believed to have grown up in this county. Second wife was Sarah E., born abt. 1849 in GA. We would like to trace his earlier roots. Pat Basham

HILL, WILLIAMS posted by Pat Basham on Tuesday, February 6, 2001

HILL, John My great-greatgrandfather, born abt. 1859 in AL. Had several spouses. Only known name of spouse is Mary Ann WILLIAMS. Father George W. HILL, bd. abt. 1831 in AL. Wife Sarah E. Believed to have grown up in this county. We would like to trace his earlier roots. Pat Basham

STARR posted by Donna Balck on Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Looking for the family of Walter STARR b. @ 1875 who died in Calhoun Co. Al. @ 1938. wife Julia, children: Henry (1901-1976), Hugh, James (1909-1986), Delia, and Paul (1912-1992) STARR. I have a picture of this family made when they were visiting relatives in Habersham and Franklin co. Ga. 1937. I also have a picture of Hugh STARR as a baby make in Franklin co. Ga. Please contact to share information. Thanks, Donna

KAIZER, MARKER, WALLACE posted by Kelly Wallace on Saturday, February 10, 2001

Looking for any infomation on Thomas Hawkins WALLACE. Was married to a Willie Mae KAIZER. Thomas was born 1985 and Willie abt. 1989. Thomas was a Baptist Preacher maybe in Peamout. He was from Ga. Maybe Rome Ga. Use to be a candy maker and later opened a store in Ga. before moving to AL. children of Thomas.... Roy WALLACE, Edna WALLACE, Thomas WALLACE, Marge or Margert WALLACE, and maybe others. Roy WALLACE married Ruth Hannah MARKER..... Roy WALLACE was a CPA, was mayor of Gadsden in early 1950's, and was also a Chief Dep. of the Sheriff office in Gadsden......looking for any infomation at all on any of these people. Thank you for you time and considereation

GARRETT, PREDDY posted by Dale I. Garrett on Sunday, February 11, 2001

Looking for GARRETT, PREDDY Information in Calhoun County

EUBANKS, OWEN posted by Renita Eubanks McDaniel on Sunday, February 11, 2001

EUBANKS -- Looking into the Eubanks Family from Calhoun County, Alabama. My GG- Grandfather was William Thomas Biddle EUBANKS born in 1812 in Onslow,N.C., he marrried a Nancy OWEN from Franklin Co. Ga., they had most of their children including my G-Grandfather Young Melton Thacksen EUBANKS in Edwardsville, Al. Is this Cleburn or Calhoun County? Any additional information one would have would be most appreciated. Thank you, Renita Eubanks McDaniel

BRYANT posted by Terry L. Harrison on Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Looking for any information on Elijah BRYANT. There were several bryant's in the Benton/cleburne area around 1850. I Need the given names of the Bryant's that are listed on the 1850 census.

BURNS, CANADAY, CANNADY, CANNDAY, COSBY, HAYNIE, INGRAM, STEWARD, YORK posted by Vuel Coulter on Tuesday, February 20, 2001

YORK, CANNADY, CANNDAY, CANADAY, STEWARD, BURNS, INGRAM HAYNIE. William BURNS, d 1839, Limestone Co. Al. and wife Isabella ? , d 1840, Benton County, Al. They had one known son, James F. BURNS. b. abt. 1794, in S.C., married Lucinda ? , b. abt. 1804 in KY or TN.. Looking for other children of William BURNS and Isabella. James and Lucinda BURNS in 1850, Benton County, Al. census listed seven children D. A., male, 23, G. M., male, 20, Margaret, 16, R. A, female, 13, J. B., male, 11, R. F. male, 9, M. E., female, 4.. The eighth child of James and Lucinda BURNS was Sarah Jane BURNS, b. 1824, in Al. She married Henry W. CANNADY, b 1820 in S. C., in Al August 1841. Sarah Jane BURNS and Henry W. CANNADY had four children. Ben , Margaret Ann, Cornelia and Herschel CANNADY. Margaret Ann, b.1850 in Al, married James H. YORK, b 1852 in Al. on Jan. 1879, in Al. James H. YORK is the son of John Anderson YORK, b 1832 in Ga., (John A. YORK is the son of William YORK, b. 1800 in Ga. and Nancy COSBY, b. 1804 in Ga. or Va., married 1829 in Franklin Co. Ga. They had nine children: Arvirilla R., Henry H., Thomas S., William A., Nancy A., Mary Ann, E. Haris, Lucy and John Anderson) John A YORK married Martha Jane STEWARD, b 1829, Carroll County, Ga., in Benton Co. Al. 1850 (daughter of James I. STEWARD b 1804 , Ga. and Elizabeth INGRAM, b 1810, Oglethorpe Co. Ga. James and Elizabeth STEWARD were married in Henry County, Ga., in 1826. Besides Martha Jane they had eight other children, Jane, William, Sarah, Elizabeth, James, Charlotte, Nancy and adopted son John Wesley Steward. All born in Ga., except, James and John W. born in Al.) John A. and Martha Jane STEWARD YORK had seven children. They moved with parent to La then Ark after 1871. Two daughter of William and Nancy COSBY YORK h Arvirilla, Mary Ann YORK and a daughter of Sarah Jane BURNS and Henry W. CANNADY, Cornelia CANNADY married brothers. Arvirilla married Robert C. HAYNIE, Mary Ann YORK married James B. HAYNIE and Cornelia married Enoch J. HAYNIE. Looking for any info on any of these families. They all lived at one time in Benton/Calhoun County, a possibly

BROWN, HUDSON posted by Barbara West on Monday, February 26, 2001

I am hunting for a descendant of James A BROWN born in 1813-S.Co. Lived and died Rabbitown (Piedmont) Calhoun co, Ala, He was Marr to Elizabeth HUDSON and had the following children, Mary (Polly) B-1837 s.c., John Fulton, B-1838 Walton co, Geo, Albert S, B-1842, Cathrine, Martha J, James Garrison. Please contact me if you are descended from any of these lines.

DOUTHIT posted by C. Doutherd on Tuesday, February 27, 2001

I would like to know if there are online census indexes and/or census we can search ourselves. I want to lookup Chess DOUTHIT, Black male, Calhoun County, 1900 census. He's listed on the 1880 Calhoun Census on page 522 of M593-Roll-5. Is there any family listed with him? Thanks you CDoutherd@Juno.com
HEATON posted by William L. Heaton on Thursday, March 1, 2001

Trying to locate information on the William HEATON family in the 1850 Census of 1850.

HEATON posted by William L. Heaton on Thursday, March 1, 2001

Info on William HEATON. Should have read, 1850 Census of Benton Co.

ADKINS, CHAMPION, COLEMAN posted by jamie adkins on Friday, March 2, 2001

Searching for family with surnames ADKINS,CHAMPION coming from Frank ADKINS who married Gladys CHAMPION from Jackson County and Calhoun County. Frank died in 1963 and Gladys died in 1984. Together they had Robert, Frankie. Betty Jo, Harvey, Maryjo and Walter ADKINS . Gladys later married Joe COLEMAN and they had one daughter named Joann. I think they resided to Hamilton County, Tn. Any info is helpful and appreciated thank alot ,jamie

MCLARTY, TOLBERT posted by E. Lynn McLarty on Sunday, March 4, 2001

Would like for someone to look for a marriage record in Calhoun County for Minnie Ruth McLARTY and Walker Jackson TOLBERT. This would have been about 1905-08 time frame. Thank you very much.

CLOW, JENNINGS posted by Nicole Pinson on Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Looking for information on John JENNINGS age 17 (b: c1843) SC, who was living with Wm. CLOW age 47 NC, in 1860 Calhoun Co., Alexandria. I believe this is my 3rd great grandfather John H. JENNINGS b: c1842 SC or GA (Walker Co). In 1850 John H.N. JENNINGS age 7 GA was in the household of his father Hiram W. JENNINGS. Can't find Hiram or his wife Sarah before or after 1850. John enlisted in the 19th AL Infantry, Company H., in 1862, Centre, AL. Other JENNINGS in the 19th, Co H were: JJ JENNINGS and W.H. JENNINGS. Next find John H. JENNINGS in 1880 Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN. Thanks! Nicole

BOLES, BOWLES posted by Susan Miranowicz on Sunday, March 18, 2001

Looking for information on Richard BOLES/BOWLES, my gr-gr-grandfather. Found a sale of land record to a Richard BOLES, from Benton Co, now Calhoun Co. Does anyone have any information on the BOLES/BOWLES families in Calhoun?

PETTIT posted by Margaret on Monday, March 19, 2001

Giles PETTIT lived for a time in Peak's Hill, Benton Co. He was in the Civil War. I have seen that he was in the 19th Alabama Infantry but I cannot find any conformation of that in the Company rosters. Does anyone know which unit he was in. Thanks.

BROWN, MCCURDY posted by Carolyn Phillips Ponder on Tuesday, March 20, 2001

I am looking for info on my grandfather, Marion Elbert BROWN.He was born in the New Liberty community near Jacksonville in the late 1890's. He married Cordie A McCURDY and they had 7 children. He was living in Weaver at the time of his death. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also,he had several brothers and sisters-James Edward, Pearl, Angie. His Father was James Daniel BROWN. Thanks,

ATCHLEY, ATCHLY, ATELLEY posted by Sue Lynn on Thursday, March 22, 2001

ATCHLEY/ATCHLY/ATELLEY Abraham and Joshua on 1860 Census. Would appreciate any information on these families. Thanks, Sue

RHODES posted by WB Gregory on Thursday, March 22, 2001

Need directions to Eulaton Baptist Cemetary in Calhoun County. My gggrandfather Samuel RHODES has grave marker there as listed in cemetary book for Calhoun County. Would be interested meeting any descendants also. Thanks.

CONWAY, JONES posted by Jerry Conway on Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Seeking info for g grandfather Isaac CONWAY b 5-1-1858 d 1-17-1894 was married to Amanda JONES b 1-17-1868 d 2-22-1942. had children born in Jacksonville, Alabama Joe Thomas, Billy, and Hattie. Isaac had a brother named Thomas. Amanda and her father Johnny JONES they were cheroke indians. Isaac may have been a deputy sherriff. any info e mail sconway@1starnet.com

posted by Carolyn Bown on Wednesday, March 28, 2001

MY ggggrandfather was injured In the battle of Chicamaga Sept 1863.He was brought to a hospital in Jacksnoville, Calhone Co,where he died. Where or what cemetery were the Confederates buried in?

PITTS, PONDER, SMITH posted by Susan Law Fann on Thursday, March 29, 2001

On the 1850 Benton Co. Census, pg 409, there is a Philip J. SMITH listed. He was 58, shoemaker, born in NC. In the same home is Elizabeth PITTS, 27, F, born in TN, Catherine SMITH, 26, F, born in TN, Lucinda J. SMITH,20, born in TN, Enoch SMITH, 19, farmer, born in TN, Margarett SMITH, 16, born in TN, John L. SMITH, 16, farmer, born in TN, Harvey PITTS, 6, born in AL, and William J.P. PITTS, 3, born in AL. I am trying to determine a relationship between Philip J. SMITH and Nancy A. SMITH. Nancy A. SMITH, born in TN, married Malachi PONDER and was my 3rd great grandmother. Please contact me at Susdenfann@aol.com if you have any information regarding this SMITH line. And thanks!!!

BORDERS, CUNNINGHAM, MARTIN posted by G.J. Davidson on Friday, March 30, 2001

I'm looking for any information on the family of Ansel Griffin CUNNINGHAM, and his wife, Narcissus Virgina BORDERS. His son,Henry Clay CUNNINGHAM, married Emma V. MARTIN in Calhoun County. Henry Clay was born in 1844. If anyone is researching these names, I would love to exchange information. Please contact me at my email address: kc5upx@aol.com

BAGGETT, BARNHILL, DAVIS, HOLLAND, STRAUGHN posted by Phillip Schumpert on Saturday, March 31, 2001

I am seeking information on the family of Lewis BAGGETT who was my g-grandfather on my grandmother's side. He was supposed to have been born in Calhoun County, AL. I have no dates on him yet but I know he was married to Martha Elizabeth HOLLAND b.1882 in ? d.1978 in FL. There were 6 children born to this couple. Seeking information on any one related. I work on BAGGETT, BARNHILL, DAVIS, STRAUGHN lines and many

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