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Frederick Pendleton Atchley
Seeking information of Daniel Atchley (Achly) b. 1785/ 1795 probably TNand wife Mary___?__ b. about 1805 TN. Children :Darcas b. about 1825/30 in AL. Md Jehu Ivey b about 1830 State not known. Listed on page 456 Dwelling and Household # 523. of1860 Federal census of Choctaw County AL. Richard b. about 1829 in AL.( No other information known abouthim) Thomas b. about 1832 in AL. (My great grandfather) md* CarolinePhilips who I believe was Caroline Brown who took the name Philip afterher mother Susan K. Brown ( a widow md Benjamin Phillips in 1866 inWashington Co. AL.*I have not proved this.Martha b. about 1834 in AL. (No other information known about her)Matthew b. about 1840 in AL.( CSA. Co. C. 38th Inf. Reg. Pvt. Age 25Enlisted Choctaw Co. Ala. ( I have more information on his war information.) Md Rebecca Patton b. about 1840 in Al. I have moreinformation on this family.Wm. W. b. about 1845 in AL. ( CSA Pvt. age 20 Co. C 38th Inf. Reg.Enlisted Choctaw County AL. A 38th Ala. Wm. Atchley Pvt. Co. C. 38thRegt. Ala. Vols. appears on a register containing a record of theproperty of deceased confederate solider. Date 15th 1862. Died Mobile,Nov. 1, 1862 Confederate Arch. Chap. 1 file No. 27, Page 1, L.E. FehlCopyist Form # 686 .Died of a disease.I am interested in getting Daniel Atchley, wife May and Children back tothe state they came from. I am sure it is TN but have not been able toprove it. They were on the 1830federal census of Washington Co. AL. Then Choctaw County ws formed out ofWashington Co. then 1850 they were in Choctaw Co. AL. but were still inthe same place. I have not been able to locate the family on a 1840federal census.My Atchley"s are found on 1850, 1860,1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 federal censuses of Choctaw county AL. but I can not find out anything beforethey came to AL.

Frederick Pendleton Atchley
134 Summertime Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78216


Lynn Bader
MCNAIR & ALLEN....Mcnair was my grandfather...he married Agnes Elizabeth Allen somewhere in Alabama...they were divorced and she remarried PerryStewart....Josup Harvey McNair and Agnes had 4children...John,Margaret,Hazel & Mary Agnes...He died real young aftertheydivorced.

Any info would be gretly appreciated.


Laura Banfi
We are looking for information on Sherman L. LOVE who later changed hisname to MASON. Originally from Alabama and moved to Oklahomareservation.


Nancy Bannister
Looking for the marriage of T R JAMES and Mary I HAGERMAN/HIGGOMANsomewhere in AL before 1859. This family is listed in the Choctaw Co.,AL Fed. Census in 1860. According to family, both of their sons, Walterb.1859 and William b.1861, were born in Butler City, Choctaw Co., AL.Mary was born abt.1834 somewhere in AL. Mary is supposedly of Dutchdescent. T R (might be Thomas Ronald or Thomas Randolf/Randolph) wasborn abt 1826 somewhere in GA. Can anyone help? Any informationappreciated.

Nancy Bannister
159 Belmont Ln.
Lawrenceville, GA 30245
Home: (770)962-2132


I am looking for information on Clyde Harper CARNEY son of Elias JosephCARNEY and Martha Viola Crider Forest CARNEY. Born about 1910 in Toxey Al.Later moved to Ms. an later to La. area. I am willing to share all info onfamily history known with any one that has info on children and wife ofClyde, my uncle. where and when he died, where buried , any children. Alsoneed info on Sister of Clyde (Ethel Lucille) that lived in the Mobile areaand later moved to Brownfield Tx.


Dianne Blankenstein
Green Berry CHANEY b 1794 Wilkes Co, Ga d 1853 Choctaw Co, Ala. He m. 1821 Marengo Co, Ala Caroline HAINSWORTH b 1807 Ala d aft 1872 Mexico.Would like to correspond with others working on this CHANEY line.


Marie Braswell
I am looking for Issac Johnson GILDER who was married to Dianne McCANN. Their marriage date is unknown to me. They had a daughter named Julia AnneFrances GILDER who was born abt. 1840 in Alabama. I believe she was bornin Choctaw county but I am not sure. Julia married William Riley McKEE,marriage date unknown.Julia died on 31 May 1918 and is buried in Wayne County, Mississippi.

If you have any information on this line I would be grateful. I amwillinng to share information...

Marie A. Braswell (Souder)

I am searching for informaton about James Wesley MCCARTY. Md. Harriett O. NELSON in 1850. Their children were Mary Elizabeth MCCARTY b 1851; John AmasaMCCARTY b 1852; Henry Wallace MCCARTY b 1855; and Emma Catherine MCCARTY b 1858.James lived in his mother-law's house-hold (Widow Elizabeth MASON) in Choctawin 1850. Have not been able to find him in 1860. James was in the 27thAla. Inf. and killed in the last year of the war. The Ala. & Nationl Archives do nothave his war records. James' widow and children ( except John ) moved to Texasin Feb. 1877. Thanks bnm


Surname TAYLOR I`m looking for someone doing research for TAYLORS inChoctaw Co. or Clarke Co. Alabama. I`m looking for my ggrandfather Charles R.TAYLOR , mother Elizabeth. In 1870 census I find a Charles that matches hisdob1867 In Clarke Co his father was from Choctaw Co.

I`m looking for someone doing research on the TAYLORS that come from NC orsomeone who is a desendent. Rebecca TAYLOR of Choctaw Co.1850, children areJesse, Elizabeth, John A., Joseph, James. John A. mar. Elizabeth Coxs 1862They live in Clarke Co in River Rill just on the other side of the Tombigbee River children are California(Calli) ,John A., Charles, Phenie, Henry,Lewis,. My ggrandfather is Charlie TAYLOR. Anyone with any informationplease e-mail me. Thank you!


Jerry Bryan
Searching for ancestors and siblings of JOHN WESLEY BRYAN(T), b. 1813,Hopkins Co., KY, d. unknown. John Wesley Bryan married Mary JaneMcCarty in AL around 1839. They had four children in AL, supposedly inor around Choctaw Co. Any information would be appreciated.


Tom Bryant
Searching for ancestors and siblings of HENRY BRYAN(T) b. Dec 1840-42 Ala. d. between 1877 and June of 1880. Enlisted in Confederate Calvary in Choctaw Co. Also looking for ancestors and siblings of MARANDA ROGERS b. Mar 1842 Msd. July 17, 1918 in Moscow, Kemper Co, Ms. Henry and Maranda had thefollowing children: Adelia "Della" Bryan b. Dec 1861, Andrew Bryan b 1865,Alice Bryan b. 1867, William Kornelius Bryant b. Sept 1870, Julia Bryan b.1872, Tenia Bryant b. 1873, and Lucy Bryan(t) b. 1877. Any information onHenry & Maranda's children would also be appreciated. I will be happy toshare descendant info.


John Warren Burt
I'm looking for a possible Native American connection for myself. Thephoto I have of my great-great-grandfather Zack ROGERS Sr. (3 Feb 1841 -21 Sep 1917) shows him to be very tan with almond shaped eyes andresembling Native Americans. I have noted that the famous Will ROGERSwas part Cherokee and am wondering if they may be related. Zack wasborn in Jasper Co MS, married Martha ELLIOTT (2 Sep 1841 - 4 Apr 1919),and died in Cullomberg AL. They parented Elizabeth ROGERS (7 Mar 1897 -14 Apr 1902) who was born in Rescuville, Choctaw Co AL, married WarrenBURT (18 Oct 1858 - 25 Jul 1927) on 4 Mar 1897 in Rescueville, lived andparented in Clarke Co MS and died of scarlet fever and childbirthcomplications.

ZACK ROGERS SR. born 3 feb 1841 in Jasper Co MS, lived and had children Rescueville, Choctaw Co AL, and died 21 Sep 1917 in Cullomberg AL.MARTHA ELLIOTT born 2 Sep 1841 unknown location, married ZACK ROGERSSR., lived and had children in Rescueville, Choctaw Co AL, and died 4Apr 1919 unknown location. ELIZABETH ROGERS born 7 Mar 1897 in Rescueville, Choctaw Co AL, daughterof ZACK ROGERS SR. and MARTHA ELLIOTT ROGERS, married WARREN BURT 4 Mar1897 in Rescueville, Choctaw Co MS, lived and bore children in Horn,Clarke Co MS, and died 14 Apr 1902, unknown location.WARREN BURT born 18 Oct 1858 in Clarke Co MS, married ELIZABETH ROGERS 4MAr 1897 in Rescueville, Choctaw Co MS, lived and fathered children inHorn, Clarke Co MS and died 25 Jul 1927 in Philadelphia, PA.

Please send any info to or970-416-8974.

Thank you very much,
John Warren Burt


Mary Byrd
Richard Thomas ROPER born Oct. 8,1806, Dillon Co., SC and Hellena Ellana Delvina CORLEY born June 1,1819.Married 1836 location unknown. Born of this union Sarah in Georgia,Martha in Choctaw Co. Alabama as well as Wilson D., Mary G., John A.,James T., Winnie A., Richard T., Nancy A., Eliza J., (twins) Elijah andElisha, and William C.

This was from the Choctaw County 1860 US Census: Bladen Spring, SeptSept. 9, 1860

Apparently the family moved to Choctaw C. around 1855. Also, it appears Richard Thomas ROPER was married to an Elenor, (who I have noinformation about) at the time of the census. Or it could be a mistakein the spelling of the name. As Hellena Ellana Delvina CORLEY died in1861 in Choctaw Co., Alabama.


Betty Casey
Looking to correspond with anyone working one the following lines:William H. TURNER, b. 1831 GA d. 1863 Mobile, AL (CSA) m. Francis'Fanny' JENKINS b. 1834 d. abt 1879 Choctaw Co; John Parker JENKINS b.1802 m. 1829 Mahala BONNER b. 1813; Jordan BONNER b. Dec 12, 1768 d. May8 1841 m. Mary 'Polly' ADAMS; Robert Anderson TAYLOR b. 1838 d. 1879 m.1860 Harriet Virginia BONNER b. 1840 d. 1903 Choctaw Co, AL; JosephBenjamin JENKINS b. 1861 d. 1940 m. 1880 Alice Lavinia TAYLOR b. 1862 d.1933; David H. CASEY b. 1858 d. 1941 m. abt 1876 Elizabeth LEE.


Roy A. Chaisson
Would like to know more about Archelaus RUDDER who came to ChoctawCounty in the early to mid 1800's. I am a direct decendant. Would liketo know about the family of John R. LAND, father of Lula LAND whomarried Dr. John RUDDER in 1907.Looking for information on the Rudder family history. I can go back as far as Archie Rudder, but know nothing of his family and not but one of his children - Belton.


Chris Cox
I am trying to locate information on a relative of minenamed Jimmy SIMS. I have been told that he was in the Civil War,captured and imprisoned at Rock Island, Ill., later released andhe returned to Choctaw, Alabama with malaria.

His father was Robert SIMS. I understand that he was a minister andwas later hanged for some reason.

Chris Cox
Sterlington, Louisiana


Virginia Crilley
Would like information on BLOUNT (BLUNT) RUFFIN who appeared on 1870 Census in Choctaw County, Butler P.O. We believe he is part of the NC Ruffin family, and we havea great deal of information to share if this proves correct.Would love to hear from any descendants!


Carol Crowell
SURNAMES & QUERY : MCCORD, John b. 1799 GA, living in Choctaw County in1850 census, died 11/1/1863 Mills Cemetery, Wilton, AR. Wife: Mary Glover McCord b. 2/25/1809 GA died 2/20/1895 Mills Cemetery, Wilton, AR.Children in Choctaw in the 1850 census:
James P. MCCORD born abt. 1825 AL
John E. MCCORD born abt. 1830 AL
Frank M. MCCORD born abt. 1832 AL
Ann E. MCCORD born abt. 1834 AL
Jasper G. MCCORD born abt. 1837 AL
George W. MCCORD born abt. 1838 AL
Andrew J. MCCORD born 1842 AL, died 12/29/1878 Coushatta, LA (note: Andrew married Ms Willie T. Sharp in LA she died about 1878, Andrew than married Mrs. Mary E. (Ainsworth) Wall, wife of Tinius Wall). Mary E., Ainsworth Wallwent on to marry James J. Stanfill of LA after Andrew J. McCord died.
Mary V. MCCORD born abt. 1845, AL
Catherine Rebecca MCCORD born 7/11/1846 AL died 2/10/1916 Mills Cemetery, Wilton, AR. Catherine Rebecca McCord Married Sargent Samuel Prentiss Mills in Arkansas.
Nancy M. MCCORD b abt. 1849 AL
E.C. MCCORD b. abt 1852 AL female

By 1860 John MCCORD moved his family from Choctaw County to Sevier County Arkansas census records. Only part of the family is listed in the 1860Census of Sevier County AR beginning with Andrew J. MCCORD (above). I amassuming that some of the older children remained in Choctaw County, AL andmarried there also. Looking for all descendents relating to the above names.

Seeking info on Daniel & Eliza Lee shown on 1850 census with 12 children.


I am searching for Mary Frances BURCHFIELD or relatives. She was born inthe 1930's. I hope you can help!



Cristy Dillard

We are looking for the marriage records of Susan and Andrew. We knowthe children. We are interested in finding out who their childrenmarried. Also we are interested in finding Andrew's family.

Any help that can be provided will be greatly appreciated. We will be happy to provide whatever information we have.

Thanks for the help.

I am researching my family lines that are tied into this county. Theearliest of my DILLARD line is my great-great-great grandfather, John MDILLARD who married a distant cousin, Sufronia DILLARD. My earliestMOORE line is my great-great grandfather, Andrew J MOORE who marriedSusan Elizabeth CARTER. Susan's family owned the local hotel in Butlerduring and after the Civil War. She continued to own it until the timeof her death in the earlier part of this century. The earliest of myHURST line is my great grandmother, Willie Pearl HURST. We know herfather's name was Will and her mother was Alice GOREE. I have quite alot on my GOREE and DAY relatives from other research sources.

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Catherine H. Edel
Nancy MANNING - DOB October 17, 1829- Choctaw County ALmarried:
1. Jean Marie ABADIE
2. (?) POLEZCEK ca. 1869(?)
3. Severin ROUSSEAUX on Oct. 18, 1888, in Livingston Parish LA

died June 29, 1929 in Ponchatoula (Tangipahoa Parish) LA
Nancy was the daughter of George Manning and (?)
This is all the info

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