Choctaw County, AL Queries

Choctaw County, Alabama Queries
15 Feb - 21 Sep 2000

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Emily Bruister Wilson Cooper
Any connection to Alice M. or Ollie McZUNIE, b. about 1852. She was married to Alfred W. COOPER, b. abt. 1849.


Connie Lemons
Currantly searching for Elizabeth Hawk in about 1850 may have been moved along with her family during the trail of tears. Father may have been Jim and her mother Martha. She was supposedly full blooded Indian. Possably Cherokee; or Chaktaw she was married to a James(?) Tuntstill , They had a daughter named Mary Jane Tunstill who married John Wesley Marrion they moved to or lived in Texas around 1860.


Sami Jo Magoffin
My great-grandmother was Julia REYNOLDS. She was born ca 1868. She married John C.H. LOCKE October 8, 1882 at the home of Richard REYNOLDS in Choctaw Co., AL. Could you look up to see if they show up on the census records for 1880 as a REYNOLDS family. I would like to know who her parents and siblings were. Also want to know how to verify as my mother remembers that she was a full-blood Choctaw. Thank you so much for your help.


Information about Osmond Thaddeus PULLEY. Probably died in Choctaw County, AL and is buried in unmarked grave at Bladon Springs Cemetery, Bladen Springs, AL


Anne Harper
I am looking for any information on these relatives. This is what I know so far. My great-grandfather was Rev. J.C.(John Calvin) Foster, he married Jessie E. Trippe in June of 1869. Their son William Hopkins Foster was born in Choctaw Corner(s), now Thomasville, Choctaw Co., AL in May of 1870. As far back as I have on J.C. is he was born in Spartanburg, SC in 1823. Now Jessie; her father was Dr. Jesse E. Trippe, he married Mary A. Ryan, they had two daughters, Sarah C. and my great-grandmother, Jessie. Jessie was born in, I believe, Choctaw Co., in 1850. Sarah was born in Lauderdale Co., MS in the late 1840's. Jessie, Sarah and their Mother are on the 1860 Choctaw County Census living in the household of H.E. Ryan. I don't know what happen to Dr. Trippe. Also living in the same household were Sandy Tucker, Martha E. Tucker and Ely T. Tucker. I don't know how or if the Tucker's are related. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


fredi june bracamontes
SWANN, Robert is the surname i am looking for. They are from the Silas, Alabama or Isney area. I am looking for Robert E. Swann or his sister Jean. They would be in there late 40s or early 50s. They lived out of Silas there grandparents Robert and Lillian are buried in the cemetary in Isney. Please email me if you know of them as my half sister Donna is also their half sister and im trying to locate Donna.


Alice M. Lewis
My Grandfather was Samuel Kirven MILLER of Bladon Springs, dob 6/23/1878. He married Lobelia Jane HOLCOMBE dob 10/2/1886. That's all I know about them. If anybody has any information of who their parents are I would certainly appreciate the information.


Mary Lou Jenkins Naron
JENKINS, William Robert, dies around 1907 HERRING,Sarah Emily, Married William Robert, my father was Vester Howard JENKINS, any information about William Robert or Sarah Emily will be appreciated


Kathy Todd Anderson
I am looking for John Mosley and Mary Ann Abston They have a child Ellen Mosley. I would like to know who she is married to and names of her children. Is she Mary Ellen Moseley that married Ben Todd children would be Charlie Monroe Todd sister named Mary Todd please email with any info.


Jana Mixon
I'm looking for birth, death or marriage info. on LOUCENDIA MARTIN DODD OR LOUCENDIA MARTIN MCDOWELL in Choctaw, AL. I'm not sure if she was married to the DODD first or the MCDOWELL. If someone could look around the years of 1790 - 1890? Also, I'm looking for a ELIJAH B. DODD. AND A JOHNATHAN DODD, birth around 1774 and died before 1860. any birth, death or marriage info. on them would be helpful. Any help would be appreciated.




Patricia Brimer
BAILEY, Bolden Greene, b. 1859 someplace in Alabama. He would probably be only 1 to 2 years old by 1860 census. In 1870 census he would be 11 years old. He was my gggrandfather. Trying to locate him in birthplace,and parentage. He moved to Ark. and married in 1878 or 79. He would have been 20. Can you help?


Betty Gilliam
I am looking for information on Emaline WATKINS,wife of Fleet WATKINS. They had 5 daughters--Claudia, Laura, Ida,Hattie, and Eva. I found their names in the Co. census for 1880. I would appreciate any help.

I am looking for information on Sarah REYNOLDS. She was born in 1862. She lived in Choctaw co. with her mother and step-father,Emaline and Fleet Watkins in 1870. She married James A. Jarrell.


Ginny Walker English
Hello everyone, I am looking for the family members (ancestors and descendants) of Joseph Allen Hurst and Alice A. Gear.
At the time of the 1860 Mobile Census, Joseph GEAR (33 yrs old, born in PA) is shown with wife Sarah (Harris), daughters Alice and Anna. Alice (also known as Addie, possibly her middle name was Adeline?) was born in Mobile Alabama April 28, 1859.
There are Gear families listed in the 1850 CHEROKEE CO AL census but have not had access to same: GEAR 82B-83A-112A
Joseph and Alice married December 1880 in Clarke County MS (per IGI). Joseph died February 27, 1924 and Alice on March 19, 1935. Both are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi. Joseph Allen HURST born March 16, 1858 in Clarke County MS is the son of William Hurst and Mary Steinwinder. William Hurst and his family are shown in the Choctaw County Alabama 1860 census. It is interesting that William and Mary's older children were born in Choctaw County Alabama, Joseph Allen in 1858 in Clarke County MS, but in 1860, the family was once again in Choctaw County. Joseph's and Alice's children were reportedly born in Choctaw County, Alabama.

Children of JOSEPH HURST and ALICE GEAR are:

3. i. ADDIE OPHELIA5 HURST, b. February 11, 1883, Choctaw County, Alabama.
4. ii. HANNAH REBECCA HURST, b. September 02, 1887, Choctaw County, Alabama.
iii. JOSEPH WILLIAM HURST, b. April 18, 1892; d. 1965; m. MATTIE C. SCROGGINS; b. 1896; d. 1947.
5. iv. RUFUS HARRIS HURST, b. December 03, 1898.
v. HENRY GRADY HURST, b. February 10, 1889, Choctaw County, Alabama; m. LENA SWEENY.
vi. GEORGE HAMILTON HURST, b. June 21, 1885, Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama; d. 1936; m. HATTIE MAE SHEPPARD.
6. vii. LENA PEARL HURST, b. January 28, 1895, Choctaw County, Alabama; d. September 05, 1985, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi. LENA PEARL5 HURST died September 05, 1985 in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi. She married (1) ELLIS BUSH (who was killed in a train wreck). She married (2) JOHN MILTON ENGLISH February 06, 1919, son of LEONARD ENGLISH (son of William W. English and Lavinia Donalson, who was the son of Green English and Sarah Burson) and NANCY BENTON (dau. Of Hezekiah Benton shown in the 1860 Milton County GA and 1870 Forsyth County Georgia Census). He was born May 10, 1877 reportedly in Columbus, Georgia, but possibly Jones County, Mississippi, and died August 26, 1958 in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi.
Siblings of John Milton English include: Elby, Rubirl, William, Ollie, Cornelia.
After John Milton and Lena Pearl's marriage, the English family lived in the Pendorf Community of Jones County Ms.
In the 1917 WWI Registrants, John Milton English was working in Muscle Shoals Alabama.
The English family later migrated to Lamar County, Mississippi, where they raised five children:

Children of LENA HURST and JOHN ENGLISH are:

7. i. SIBYL MABLE6 ENGLISH, b. February 06, 1921; d. June 12, 1999, Forrest County, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
8. ii. MILTON BENTON ENGLISH, b. October 29, 1923, Lamar County, Mississippi; d. Little Rock, Arkansas.
9. iii. STANLEY GEAR ENGLISH, b. February 26, 1929, Lamar County, Mississippi.
10. iv. ALICE REBECCA ENGLISH, b. December 28, 1932, Lamar County, Mississippi.
11. v. JOANN PEARL ENGLISH, b. May 10, 1934, Lamar County, Mississippi.


Carol Burke
Looking for information about Lona Wimberly, b. 1870s to John and Frances Trice Wimberly. She m. Wellington Locke, Jan. 1895, Choctaw Co.

JOHN L. SANFORD b. 1848 m. FRANCES SANFORD b. 1850 They are listed in the 1880 Choctaw Co. Census with 2 daughters, Martha and Rosa Lona. Do you have any information about this family?


Frank Reed
My family is from Collumburg, Al and migrated to Mobile in the 1920s. I would like to find the root of the REED family.


Anita Fagan Heyd
Researching the family of THOMAS and MILLEY HESTER. Thomas was born abt. 1818 in Georgia. Milley was born abt. 1816 in Georgia. This family moved to Choctaw Co. after 1850. In 1850, their children are listed as George, age 15, Benjamin age 12, Rachel age 10, Willis age 8, Thomas, age 5, Green, age 2,Nancy, age 4. Any information about this family will be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to share.
Anita Fagan Heyd


Searching for information on G-G-G-grandaparents Howell, G-G-Grandfather was Joseph Howell, wife's name is unknown, may have come off the Choctaw reservation, their daughter Wealthy Cardona Howell, married my G-G-grandfather, James Anderson Homes (Holmes) 10-26- 1879. Please e-mail me at if you have any information that you think may help.


Jim Campbell
Trying to research John and Euphema Richardson in Choctaw County 1860-Bladen Springs son- James C. Richardson


Rita Hoover Batley
Looking for information on Batley's of Choctaw County. Trying to trace my husband's family. Know his father was born in Bladon Springs.


P. Capps
Searching for information on the marriage of Elizabeth BONNER and John Jefferson MARTIN, believed to have occurred in Choctaw County.


Robert P. Miller
I am searching for all descendants of Churchwell/Churchill ROWE, born abt: 1793 in North Carolina. He is listed on the 1849-Choctaw County, AL taxpayers list. In 1850 Choctaw County, Census: Churchwell ROWE age 57, son John ROWE age 35, son Madison ROWE age 21. 1860-Choctaw County, AL census is C.R. ROE AGE 66. 1870-census Choctaw County, AL is Churchill ROWE age 75. This is all the information I know. Other ROWE/ROE families listed in the Choctaw County, AL, but find no connection at all to my Churchill ROWE.

Searching for all descendants of a Margaret HUGHES, born abt: 1780-1790 South Carolina. She is found as a Widow Lady in the Dallas County, AL 1830 and 1840 census reports with the following children: John HUGHES born abt: 1805-1809, William HUGHES born abt: 1810-1815 South Carolina/Georgia, Nancy HUGHES born abt: 1815 Georgia, Lewis HUGHES born abt: 1817 Georgia, and died on February 1, 1889 and buried in Bell Cemetery in Dallas County, AL. Ann HUGHES born abt: 1815-1820 Alabama. John HUGHES born abt: 1805-1809 (married) 1831/1832 in Alabama to Demarias HAYMAN. This family moved from Dallas County, AL to Lauderdale County, MS where they built and started The Hughes School in Lauderdale County, MS. They both are buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. William HUGHES born abt: 1810-1815 No information found Nancy HUGHES born abt: 1815 (married) James HENDERSON and that family moved from Dallas County, AL to Leake County, Mississippi. No further information has been located. Lewis HUGHES born abt: 1817, died unmarried, a Mason in Dallas County, AL on February 1, 1889, buried in Bell Cemetery. Ann HUGHES (married) a Mr. IVY/IVEY and no further information. Please Contact,

Robert P. Miller
304 - Bayshore Ave, Apt. No. 330
Mobile, Alabama, 36607.

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