BENEFIELD, WHITE posted by Vickie Gunter on Wednesday, January 28, 1998

I am looking for information on my great-grandfather who's name was Dave BENEFIELD .I believe he lived around Randurne and may have been buired at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.I would love to know something about this side of my family. My son was given a gun that was my great-grandfather's. Him and my great- grand mother parted ways and he moved back there from Talladega County. They both remarried and had other children I think one of his other kids was a girl named Polly and she married a WHITE. Please help me fill in some blanks in my family history.

BAUGHN, COPELAND, KENT, MESSER, MOORE, THOMAS, THREADWELL, WHITE, WILLINGHAM posted by Barb Dalton on Thursday, January 29, 1998

Looking for 1)William Warren COPELAND b 26 Dec 1842 m Susan Emiline BAUGHN b 1840, frm GA and Randolf/Cleburn counties(their son..... 2) James Madison COPELAND b 1870 or 1872 m Lula N WHITE b 7 May 1876(her parents......William C. WHITE wife:Molly THREADWELL Looking for parents of: Frances Jane THOMAS b 6 March 1833d 31 Dec 1915 Cleburn Cty m William B WILLINGHAM, her parents.....Evan THOMAS m to Mary Polly MOORE?? Looking for parents of..... Burrell S. MESSER b 10 Jan 1832 m Clementine KENT d 28 Aug 1919 in Cleburne Cty (looking for parents of both)

BEARD, CRISLER, HIGGINBOTHAM, KENNEDY, OSCAR, WINGO posted by Linda Higginbotham Murdock on Saturday, January 31, 1998

HIGGINBOTHAM/BEARD/KENNEDY/WINGO/ I am looking for Burrell HIGGINBOTHAM (b.1825) M. April 1, 1843 to Arminta KENNEDY, her mother was Nancy CRISLER. Their Children all born in Cleburne County. William Franklin HIGGINBOTHAM B. 1845. Alonzo HIGGINBOTHAM B. 1846, Roasana H.,Talbert H., Taylor H., Samuel H., Oscar HIGGINBOTHAM my ggrfather b. May 5,1853. OSCAR married Almir Jane WINGO on Oct 2, 1873 in Cleburne county. I would appreciate any information or news from kinfolks.

PERRY, WHEELER, WHEELERS posted by Cullen Wheeler on Tuesday, February 3, 1998

I am looking for info. on James Monroe WHEELER b. Mar. 1843 d. Aug.1908. married Sara Lucinda PERRY. in 1859 in Cleburne Co. WHEELERS' parents were Jim & Henna or Henretta WHEELER. They died near Muscadine,Al. Saras' parents were Josh & Emely PERRY. James and Sara moved to Texas. buried at the Clover Hill Cem. about 7 miles Northwest of Quitman Texas. All info. would be appreciated. Thank you. e-mail me at

HAMMOND, LARUE, PERRY, VICE, WRIGHT posted by Pat Hammond on Wednesday, February 4, 1998

Searching for the birth family of Martin Luther HAMMOND b. Feb 24 1908 to 1911 in Ga. He was adopted by David Rufus WRIGHT who was married to Martha Ann LARUE from Cleburne Co. They lived in Cleburne CO. untill moving to Blount Co. around 1914 to 1916 after getting Martin. I believe that Martha's mother was Elizabeth LARUE. Martha had 2 other siblings one was Sallie LARUE that married a PERRY and moved to Texas. From what I understand Elizabeth LARUE was married to a VICE before marring a LARUE. All info will be appreciated.

BROWN posted by Jean Bartlett on Sunday, February 8, 1998

David BROWN around Heflin, AL. My grandmother Gertrude BROWN was his daughter. She was born around 1890. Thanks for any leads.

ALLEN, MCNAIR posted by Lynn Bader on Wednesday, February 11, 1998

MCNAIR & ALLEN....any information would ba appreciated....

BLAKE, COX, ODAM, YARBROUGH posted by Gerrie on Monday, February 16, 1998

Robert ODAM married Laura Melinda YARBROUGH. They had Vada ODAM who married Marvin Bishop COX before 1929. Marvin is the son of George Howard COX and Elizabeth BLAKE. Vada & Marvin are supposedly buried in Shailo (Probably not correct spelling) Cemetary in Cherokee County and George & Elizabeth are supposedly buried in Hurrican Cemetary, Cleburne County. I would be interested in information on all of the above.

GAY, PITTS, SMITH, SOUTHERLAND posted by Candace Teal Gravelle on Monday, February 16, 1998

Researching SOUTHERLAND and SMITH descendants who lived in Cleburne County, AL between 1840 and 1950 and probably later. My gg grandmother Margaret SMITH, born May 15, 1832 married a SOUTHERLAND ca 1851 and had the following known children: John A SOUTHERLAND, born July 1852, (married to Eliza Jane GAY), Sarah SOUTHERLAND born ca 1866, Andrew SOUTHERLAND born ca 1868. Apparently Margaret's first husband Mr. SOUTHERLAND died before 1869, as she remarried to George Washington GAY in 1869. Margaret SMITH's father was Phillip J. SMITH, born ca 1794 in South Carolina. I don't know who her mother was. Phillip J. SMITH is in the 1850 Census in old Benton County, AL with the following children (no wife in the household): Elizabeth SMITH (married a PITTS) born ca 1823, Catherine SMITH born ca 1824, Lucinda J. SMITH born ca 1826, Enoch SMITH born ca 1831, Margaret SMITH born ca 1832, John S SMITH born ca 1834, Alex SMITH born ca 1837. Would like to have contact with SOUTHERLAND and SMITH family descendants to share family history.

MARTIN, TEAL posted by Candace Teal Gravelle on Monday, February 16, 1998

Searching for descendants of Lula TEAL, born ca 1877 in Heard County, GA, married to Austin E. MARTIN (born ca 1865 in AL), married 1893 in Cleburne County, AL, and had the following children: John MARTIN born ca 1895 in Cleburne County, AL and Victoria MARTIN born ca 1903 in Cleburne County, AL. Would like to share family history on the TEAL family line.

ALEWINE, HANSON, HENSON, LINDLEY, MADDOX, MATTOX, MIZE, PIRKLE, ROBERTS, YOUNG posted by Rita Hanson Butler on Monday, February 23, 1998

I am researching the following surnames in Cleburne and Randolph Co, AL areas: HANSON HENSON YOUNG ROBERTS MATTOX MADDOX ALEWINE LINDLEY MIZE PIRKLE. Would love to hear from anyone researching these families in these areas. Thank you, Rita.

DEFOOR, MOORE posted by Chrystle Hauser on Saturday, March 7, 1998

Hi, I am Chrystle Hauser. I am 11 years old and i am helping my mom on some geneaalogy. I need info on George DeFOOR. He is my great grandfather. He was born to Charley DeFOOR and Mattie MOORE DeFOOR. If you have any info on on these people please E-mail me at,

SKINNER posted by Buel Rodgers on Sunday, March 8, 1998

Wesley SKINNER lived in Bowden GA area 1880- 1900 believed to have married in Cleburne Co about 1909-1910. My mother Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) SKINNER, the first of 13 children was born in Bowden GA in 1911. The family was later in Cullman CO AL. Any information would be appreciated.

MILLER, TAYLOR posted by David Hayes on Monday, March 9, 1998

TAYLORs & MILLERs Seeking information on Dora 1787-1854 and Matilda TAYLOR 1796-1788, moved to Ranolph/Cleburne Co. Al, in 1853. Both are buried at Pinetucky Ceme, Micaville, Cleburne Al. Seeking information on the family of Jefferson & Nancy TAYLOR MILLER Ranolph/Cleburne Co. Al. They are buried at Pinetucke Ceme along with his parents Aaron & Penelope TAYLOR MILLER, Micaville, Al. Will trade any information I have. David Hayes Dallas, Ga

HOOPER, WHITE posted by R. P. White on Sunday, March 29, 1998

Seeking info on Thomas WHITE, son of William WHITE Sr. and Nancy HOOPER WHITE. Thomas, born about 1773 in Lunenburg Co., VA., along with the family emmigrated to Pendleton Dist., SC. during the revolution. The name of his wife is unknown but their sons names were Nathaniel H., William C., Peyton Henry, John G. and George W. and other sons and daughters whose names are unknown. Thomas was in Franklin Co., GA around 1800 and then emmigrated into AL sometimes in the 1820's-30's. He lived in the Cleburne/Calhoun/Randolph and Clay county areas for several years and died in Calhoun Co. in the 1840's. Any info on Thomas or his family would be appreciated.

LANGLEY, MCDONALD, SPENCER posted by Sammye Lee on Monday, March 30, 1998

MCDONALD,SPENCER,LANGLEY My grandmother was Flonnie McDONALD born 24 Nov 1880 in Cleburne County to John McDONALD and Mattie SPENCER. She married Robert L. LANGLEY born in Haralson County, Georgia. They lived most of their lives in the Tallapoosa and Waco area. Thanks for any help on these names.

BEAM, MCKEE, OTWELL posted by Ron Terrell on Monday, March 30, 1998

Andrew BEAM married Nancy McKEE doughter of William and Annie MCKEE. He is buried at Rock Springs Bapt Church near Ranburne The MCKEE's are also interred there . Andrew was in confederacy.and the father of my great grandmother Rebecca Jane BEAM OTWELL. Married William Henry OTWELL . Both were born in 1860. Would like info on Andrew's father and parents of the McKEE's

HARRIS, HOLMES posted by Charles T. Dodd on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for information, about ggrandfather and wife. E.C. HOLMES,born July 25, 1855, married Elizabeth HARRIS children C.E HOLMES, born Aug 4, 1869 Ador Jora HOLMES, born March 16, 1877 Annie Mognolia HOLMES, born Dec. 15, 1879 Grandmother died May 31, 1960, Wilburton,Okla. W.M HOLMES, born Dec. 10, 1880 Hervel Austin HOLMES, born Oct. 11, 1886 Wel Oscar HOLMES born May 6, 1888 Ania May HOLMES born Apr. 18, 1894 This is all i have about the family. Thank you inadvance for your help. Charles T. Dodd ggrandson

BORING, COOK, ORR posted by Becky Parks on Saturday, April 11, 1998

Researching William Daniel COOK b. c1810 NC married Feb 4, 1838 Nancy ORR in Hall County, GA. Both are buried in Cleburne County, AL. Have the names of their 10 children. William owned a tanning business near Edwardville, AL. Have info on William's brother, James M. COOK b. c1813NC married to Elizabeth Ann BORING and their 10 children.

COLEMAN posted by Barbara Coleman on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

COLEMAN - Am trying to obtain information re: Charles S. COLEMAN who's widow stated that he came from Cleburne County and joined the CSA in B'ham in 1861. I realize that Cleburne was not formed until 1866 but am desperate for a clue to this elusive ancestor. Charles S. Coleman B: 1830 or 1839 in AL or TN M: 4 times in LA D: 1906 in Lincoln Parish, LA His widow never received a pension and we can't prove his serve in the CSA. Supposely the 13th. AL; then 22 Consolidated out of LA.....Alas, no definite proof. Please help if you can. Thanks, Barbara

OWENS posted by Nancy Terry on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

I am researching the family of George Washington OWENS who died in 1893. I would like to share info.

PARKER, SPOON posted by Frances Snider on Thursday, April 23, 1998

John Williamson SPOON OR Elizabeth Emma PARKER. I am looking for any information on these people. They were suppose to live in Cleburne County in the 1800. Then they moved to Cherokee County around Mountain Creek,Ga.

CHANDLER posted by Judith Duncan on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

I am searching for information On A.D.CHANDLER, he was the first Probate County Judge in Cleburne County 1866-1869. Would like to find place of death and burial if possible and links to any of his living decendants. He was my ggggrandfather. Thanks

SMITH posted by Tracy Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

I'm am looking for Information on Martin A SMITH b.3 May 1852 d.14 May 1944 merried Mary E. (?). b19 Aug 1852 d.26 Dec 1934 Moved to Haleville Al. And is buried in Littleville Cematary. Any information would help

MOORE posted by Robert J. Moore on Tuesday, May 12, 1998

Harrison W. MOORE came into Cleburne from Carroll Co., GA. He died in Cleburne in 1883, leaving several children. His half brother James Madison MOORE is supposed to have died in this home sometime after 1860 and is supposed to be buried in Cain Creek. If so, it is unmarked grave. Looking for descendants of Harrison W. MOORE who might have facts on this family. James Madison MOORE was in Randolph Co., AL in 1860. Robert J. Moore. Decatur,GA


I am researching ANDERSON, EDWARDS, AND OWENS surnames in Cleburne County. My Anderson names are: Timothy S. ANDERSON, born about 1815 in GA, wife Margaret BARNES; Richard ANDERSON, born about 1810 in SC, wife Amanda. My EDWARDS line is Peter EDWARDS & Jencie (Jane) GAINS, > William EDWARDS & Elizabeth ??> Simeon EDWARDS & Elizabeth HALE & Ann SCOTT > William EDWARDS & Miss EVERETT > Thomas Nathaniel EDWARDS & Elizabeth Isabella DOWNING. My OWENS line is a Laguana G. OWENS and thats all I have at this time. Laguana G. ALLRED was the daughter of Solomon B. ALLRED and cousins told me she married an OWENS in this county. Willing to share and work with anyone. Bill

POLLARD, WHITMAN posted by John W. Pollard on Thursday, May 21, 1998

Searchin for James Alton POLLARD and John E. WHITMAN

JORDON, REAVES posted by Belinda E. Savadge on Saturday, May 30, 1998

I am researching David "Dave" Marion REAVES, born 4 Dec 1878 in Randolph County, Alabama. He married Sarah "Sallie" Josephine JORDON, born 1 Jul 1878 in Randolph County, Alabama. They were married 28 Feb 1897. They moved to Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama sometime between 1900 and 1910. They are listed on the 1900 Randolph County, Alabama Census and the 1910 Cleburne County Census. Sarah's mother Mary R. (maiden name unknown) JORDON was living with them. She died sometime between 1910 and 1920. At the time of my grandmother's birth in 1912 they were living in a house behind the Courthouse and next to the Jail. The house in no longer there. Any information on David REAVES, Sarah JORDON REAVES or Sarah's mother, Mary R. ______ JORDON and father, S.B. JORDON would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Belinda

KEITH, WILLINGHAM posted by Joan Keith Bonnett on Sunday, May 31, 1998

Searching for information on William Clayton KEITH and Mary Frances WILLINGHAM.

SPANN posted by Margaret Horton on Monday, June 1, 1998

SPANN, - Would like any information on any SPANN's in Cleburne County. My grandfather, John Thomas SPANN, was probably born in S.C in l864, but grew up in Cleburne County, Al.

FOWLER, STOVALL, TOLAND, TOLER posted by Kim Austin on Sunday, June 7, 1998

I am seeking info on my ancestor, George Washington STOVALL, who was born in GA in 1812 and died in Chulafinne, Cleburne Co. AL in an unknown year. He married Elizabeth TOLER/TOLAND/FOWLER on 5 July 1835 in Morgan Co. GA. They had the following children: Phillip Sydney, born 1836; James Frank, born 1838; Henry, born 1839/40; Sarah Leanna, born 1841; Ferdinand Alonzo "Fred", born 1844; Martha Cornelia, born 1845; Mary Frances, born 1847; Abram C. "Bud", born 1849; Elizabeth "Betty", born 1851; Lucy Ann, born 1853; and John Bacus, born 1855. If you have info regarding any of these person, please contact me.

GRIDER, GRYDER, GUIDER posted by Regina Grider Pipes on Monday, June 22, 1998

I am looking for information or relatives of H. Clay GRYDER that lived in Hightower in 1926. He was the son of Joseph GRIDER. I think Joseph lived in Tennessee and H. Clay had brothers in Tennessee and Alabama and mabey a sister in Soddy Daisy Tennessee. There is at least three spellings used by this family: GRYDER, GRIDER, GUIDER

JEFFERSON, NICHOLS, ROBERT posted by Wenda Nichols on Saturday, July 4, 1998

NICHOLS, ROBERT JEFFERSON looking for any info or relations to this name in the Heflin area, before the year of 1950. Later moved to Birmingham, Alabama. searching for any links or records. Thanks

HART, PATTY posted by Victoria Grace Plemons Beckham on Monday, July 13, 1998

I would like information on Aaron HART and Ellen PATTY's parents. These are my great-grandparents. I would love to have a copy of their birth certificate or marriage certificate if available. Aaron HART /born Jan. 1, 1852 Ellen PATTY /born January 9, 1859 Children: James HART /born 12/23/1876, Mary Susan /born 3/7/1879, Junius Odis /born 1/22/1881, Nancy Catherine /born 8/15/1884, Margret Bell Zora /born 12/15/1886, Dussie Elizabeth /born 3/26/1888, Lillie Bethsoda /born 3/7/1890, William Thomas /born 2/12/1892, Beulah Etta /born 5/28/1894, Ollie Albert /born 10/4/1896. They were married 12/5/1875. They were known to live in Cleburne county and surrounding areas.

BRIMER, CHEATWOOD, KELLY, MCWRIGHT, NIXON posted by K Brimer on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

looking for parents of Tyne CHEATWOOD b around 1873 in ?Al. Father was called Doc. Married William H. BRIMER. Also looking for Henry Mathison NIXON b 1850-1860 in Al m Minnie ? lived in Tx when children Beatrice and John born the Henry a widow moved to Heflin Al, where Beatrice m General Lee BRIMER. Cynthia KELLY parents needed m William Henry Harrison BRIMER know as Dute son of William Nelson BRIMER and Jane MCWRIGHT. Need any information.

GAINS, KILLIAN, LAND, MIMS, STORY posted by Pat Petty on Sunday, July 26, 1998

KILLIAN: Seeking any information on my ggggrandparents, Henry and Mary KILLIAN. Henry was born in NC ca. 1803 and Mary was born in TN ca 1813. Henry received a land grant in GA in 1832 then moved to AL. They had children, Alfred, Barney, Mike, William, Claracy, Lou Doxey;, Simon, Phebe, Marneda, John, and Leroy, all born near Heflin, AL. Henry and Mary probably died after 1880 in the Bells Mill community of Cleburne Co. AL. (near Heflin, AL) . Alfred came to Columbia Co. AR. and married there. Barney and William were both in the Civil War. Marenda married Charles GAINS, Phoebe married Leroy MIMS, William married Matilda Amerine, and Lou Doxey (my gggrandmother) married John T. STORY, Claracy married Theron (Theodore) LAND. Henry and Mary are on the 1880 Census living next to Claracy and Theron LAND. Claracy and Theron's children were all born at Bells Mill, they are Henry Theodore, William, Lou Doxey, Adaline, John Thomas, Cora, Mary Bell, Wasdon Rainwater, and Roxie. Claracy and Theron moved to GA and died there. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Pat Petty
MCCLENDON, MOON posted by Thomas W. Moon on Sunday, August 2, 1998

Any help on MOON in Cleburne County. Grandfather was Jordan MOON. Died in 1934, buried in Ranburne, Al. Married to Nettie McCLENDON.

KNIGHT posted by Charles Knight on Monday, August 3, 1998

Am searching for info on David KNIGHT and wife Manima.They were in the Cleburne Co. in 1858. He was thought to be a founding member of Mars Hill Church. He was a Primative Baptist Minister.He was also a member of Lower Cane Creek. I have some info on the family but need to confirm the information.any help would be appreciated and I will be glad to share info with others.....thanks.....Charlie Knight

PETERSON, PRUITT, VICE, VISE, WRIGHT posted by JoAnn Cantrell on Sunday, August 16, 1998

VICE-VISE..Researching Abner VISE family who resided in Cleburne co. AL in 1870 & 1880. Need death date of Lucinda "Lucy " VISE, widow of Abner VISE. Lucinda listed as age 73 on 1870 census. Children of Abner & Lucinda include but not limited to, Frances b. ca 1825 SC, Calvin VISE b. 1826 SC married Mary PETERSON, d. Cleburne co. in 1917, Sterling VISE b. ca 1830 SC, Rhoda VISE b. ca 1831 SC, Memory N. VISE b. 1832 married Elizabeth WRIGHT, died 1909 in Cleburne co., Hosea M. VISE b. 1837 SC, married Margaret PRUITT, died 1919 Cleburne co. AL. Any help greatly appreciated.

GAY, SMITH, SOUTHERLAND posted by Candace Teal Gravelle on Monday, August 17, 1998

Searching for parents, ancestors of Jacob SOUTHERLAND born ca 1836, married to Margaret C. SMITH in 1852 in old Benton County, AL. He must have died or otherwise disappeared by 1869 because Margaret remarried to George Washington GAY, Jr. in 1869 in Carroll County, GA. There were three children thought to be born to Jacob SOUTHERLAND and Margaret: John Albert SOUTHERLAND born July 14, 1853, Sarah Ann SOUTHERLAND born ca 1867, Andrew Jackson SOUTHERLAND born ca 1868.

COX, MCDANIEL, ROBERTSON posted by Carlan King on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

ROBERTSON, James Wiley, born GA. 2/8/1833, d. Ashland, Clay County AL on 7/14/1873. Married Nancy Jane COX of Georgia born on 3/20/1839. Children: James Henry, b. 7/20/1866, Wiley Buyon, b. 9/6/1857, Ben Franklin, b. 5/19/1860. My great-grandfather is ROBERTSON, James Henry, b. Ashland, Clay County, AL on 7/22/1866, d. Acworth, GA(Mars Hill Cemetery), on 9/16/1949 and married Nancy Elizabeth McDANIEL of Georgia, b. 5/23/1869. She was buried at Acworth, GA (Mars Hill Cemetery) on 9/25/1950.

BROWN, DOBBS posted by Jean Bartlett on Saturday, August 22, 1998

David BROWN in cleburne county. Married to Lizzie?? Time frame probably 1880- . Daughter Gertrude BROWN married Luther Bennett DOBBS about 1900. Thanks for any help

THOMAS posted by sherby green on Sunday, August 23, 1998

I am searching for any information on the surname THOMAS, my greatgrandfather was William R. THOMAS born 12-7-1864 (an only child). his parents were Floyd and Abby (Abbie) THOMAS (no maiden name for her). Family folklore (not documented) has it that William R. was born in Cleburne County. and that Abby burned in a sage fire in 1870-71. No other information is known..any help would be greatly appreciated

BENEFIELD posted by Donald Allen on Monday, August 24, 1998

I have a photo of my wife's G Grandfather, Whack BENEFIELD and two of his brothers (Alf & Richard) each in a coffin leaned up beside their fathers house. Two of the brothers, Alf and Richard shot and killed Whack, Whack's mule and each other. This happened on December 16, 1910. I have one newspaper account of this event from a Heflin Paper. Does anyone have more information about this. Does anyone know what happened to Richards Wife? Any information appreciated. Donald Allen E-Mail:

FARLOW, GOWER posted by Terri Hills on Thursday, August 27, 1998

FARLOW: Seeking any information on FARLOW family from Cleburne County. Appreciate sibling or parents of ggrandather Thomas A. FARLOW (1864-1916) married to Martha Jane GOWER FARLOW (1864-1941) from Muscadine to Ranbourne area. Buried in Ranbourne at Macedonia Cem. Also E.A. FARLOW (1833-1899) & Mary O. FARLOW (1834-1905) also buried Macedonia Cem at Ranbourne. Please help!!

BRYANT, HART, PATTY posted by Victoria Grace Plemons Beckham on Sunday, August 30, 1998

I would like information on my ggreatgrand father James Aaron (?) HART (the only thing we know about his parents is his mothers first name was Anna) and ggreatgrand mother Susan BRYANT. James Aaron(?)HART 1821and Susan BRYANT February 10,1822. We beleive he was born in South Carolina and she was born in Newton Co. Georgia and died August 29, 1910 in Cleburne Co. Alabama. I would love to have a copy of their birth certificate , marriage certificate or death certificate if available. My greatgandfather Aaron HART born Jan. 1, 1852 and my greatgrand mother Ellen PATTY/born January 9, 1859 Children: James HART/born 12/23/1876, Mary Susan HART/born 3/7/1879, Junius Odis HART/born 1/22/1881, Nancy Catherine HART/born 8/15/1884, Margret Bell Zora HART/born 12/15/1886, Dussie Elizabeth HART/born 3/26/1888, Lillie Bethsoda HART/born 3/7/1890, William Thomas HART/born 2/12/1892, Beulah Etta HART/born 5/28/1894, Ollie Albert HART/born 10/4/1896, R.C. HART/born June 24, 1901. They were married 12/5/1875. They were known to live in Cleburne county and surrounding areas.

POORE, SHORTNANCY posted by Judy Poore on Monday, August 31, 1998

Searching for information on John Jasper POORE b:12/24/1884 Cleburn Co. Ala. d: 10/23/1949 Calhoun Co. Ala. married Lillie Myrtle SHORTNANCY b: 11/1/1898 Ettawa Co. Ala. d: 6/26/1977 Ind. Appreciate any help on both John and Lillie's parents and descendants.
ASHLEY, DUNLAP posted by Nancy Berry on Tuesday, September 1, 1998

First of all, let me tell you that I am very confused.  I was sure that we had our family traced back about 6 generations past what we already knew only to find out that it was impossible to have been so.  Now, we are starting back at square 1.   What we do know is that a Rueben ASHLEY and his wife, Minerva DUNLAP (both thought to have been born in South Carolina - possibly Abbeville County) moved into Heard County, GA in about 1840 - 1850.  They first show up on the 1850 census as far as we have been able to tell. Our family bibles all have Rueben's father being listed as Tobe ASHLEY, but we can find no trace of a Tobe.  It is probably a nickname, so it doesn't help us very much

VANSANT, WALKER posted by Susie Cannon on Friday, September 4, 1998

I am looking from infomation on my g-g- grandmother Louisa Emmaline Mary Elizabeth WALKER. She married my g-g-grandfather William Jeter VANSANT in Cleburne County on November 29, 1872 at the home of A. WALKER (her father?). They had 7 kids: Linnie Emma, Thomas Jacob, and John William (twins), Vertie Nancy Rebecca, Arrie Lula, James Patrick, and Susan Jessie (my line). They moved to DeKalb County, AL circa 1885. If you have any info, please e-mail me and let me know. Thankyou.

HERRING, WILLIAMS posted by Clarke Rodgers on Wednesday, September 9, 1998

HERRING: Moses Gresham HERRING (also spelled Herrin, Hearne, Hearon), his wife Sophronia Ann nee WILLIAMS, and their known children Moses G. Jr., William C., Sophronia C., Frances J. and L.A. lived in Clebourne County, AL in Chula-finnee District from about 1774 until his death Dec 12,1885, near --bacoochee in Clebourne Cty. They came from Coweta County, GA, and family returned to Carroll County, GA after his death. Would like any info about Moses and family in AL, and does anyone know where Chulafinnee and word that looks like --bacoochee are located? Have GA info to share.

CRAWFORD posted by Myra Johnson on Thursday, September 10, 1998

CRAWFORD, Thomas Fredrick. Does anyone know where he is buried? He died in Heflin in the 1970's. Wife's name was Kitty, probably Catherine. I am working on CRAWFORD book and need this missing information. I have called the Heflin funeral home but have no listings of cemeteries that would assist me.

COOK, IVEY, WILLIAMS posted by Jan Ivey on Saturday, September 12, 1998

searching for info on George Washington IVEY b 1848 married in cleburne co AL on Nov 17 1868 to Sarah Francis WILLIAMS. One child of this union is James Andrew IVEY b 1887 Cleburne co AL. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Parents of G W IVEY are John Lloyd IVEY and Mary E. (Polly) COOK.

GAINES, MEANS posted by Pat Dahl on Sunday, September 13, 1998

Thomas J. and Rutha MEANS GAINES settled in Benton Co before 1840, raised children William, James, Elizabeth, Henry Franklin, John, Charles Pendleton, Madison Monroe, Susan, Marion Lafayette, Mary Ann, and C. Columbus GAINES. I don't know when Thomas died but Rutha is listed on the 1880 Mortality Census. They are supposedly buried on the family farm in Abernathy Township. C.C., M.L., Mary Ann, and families are buried, for the most part, in the Ai Beptist Church Cemetery, very near M.L.'s farm. I would like to hear from anyone who is connected with these GAINES. Madison Monroe GAINES is my great-great grandfather.

DINGLER, GODWIN posted by Alex Godwin on Tuesday, September 15, 1998

GODWIN and /or DINGLER Looking for more information on these families. Check my website for my information    http://www.geociti

PRESTRIDGE posted by William Prestridge on Saturday, September 19, 1998

I am looking for information on my ggg grandfather William PRESTRIDGE he lived in Cleburne Co before the Civil War. He was mustered into the confederate army in Arbecoochie Al. He was supposed to be buried in Rock Springs on the Cleburne Co line in 1866.

ROWELL posted by J Justice on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

I am looking for any information on J.W. ROWELL lived in Cleburne Co. AL. Has a son named Homer ROWELL.

HEIFNER, PATTERSON, STEED posted by Lenn Steed Reed on Monday, September 28, 1998

Information about family and ancestors of Sallie HEIFNER nee PATTERSON. Married Franklin Pierce HEIFNER in late 1870's. Burried in a church cemetary in DeArmnanville, AL. One daughter Lillian Lee HEIFNER born 9/21/1880. Lillian HEIFNER married George McDowell STEED in 1905 or 1906 at Parker Memorial Baptist in Anniston. No information is known about PATTERSON ancestors or of F.P. Heifner's early days in US. Any information appreciated. Home address: Lenn Reed,325 Lake Coweta Trail, Newnan, GA 30263
BAKER posted by Elizabeth Baker on Friday, October 2, 1998

Clebourne Co, AL is the grave site of James BAKER, Revolutionary soldier. He is buried in the Family Cemetery in Edwardsville, AL. This information was found in a DAR publication, "Graves of Revolutionary Patriots". There is a strong possibilty that this James BAKER is my ggg grandfather. I am a DAR member and I would appreciate any information about this BAKER Family Cemetery, especially facts about James BAKER and his service in the Revolutionary War.

GAINES, KILLIAN, MIMS posted by Pat Petty on Saturday, October 3, 1998

KILLIAN/GAINES/MIMS Seeking information on Marenda A KILLIAN, born ca. 1853, AL., daughter of Henry and Mary (Alford) KILLIAN. She married Charles P. GAINES, January 10, 1878 in Cleburne, Co. AL. Her sister, Phoebe KILLIAN, born ca. 1851,AL., married Leroy C. MIMS, July 13, 1879 in Cleburne, Co. Al. They had other brothers and sisters, Alford, Barney Hiram, Mathias, William H., Claracy (Tersey) who married Theron R. Land, Lou Doxey (my great-greatgrandmother) who married John T.Story, Simon, John, Leroy. Any information would be appreciated. Pat Petty

BACON, BORDEN, MILLER posted by Judy Germann on Saturday, October 3, 1998

Searching for information on Washington BACON who died in Cleburne County AL 15 Apr 1887, buried in the Borden family burying ground. Born 1799 VA, m/1 Elizabeth Maria MILLER in Roane Co TN, lived Dade Co GA, m/2 Mary C./Maria BORDEN 15 Oct 1868 in Cleburne Co AL. Does the Borden family burying ground still exist? Where is it located within the county? Washington had 13 children by #1, and one adopted daughter Julia, with #2. Are there any descendants of the Bacons still in Cleburne County? Thanks for any help. Judy Germann

DAVIDSON, JONES posted by Dale Johnson on Saturday, October 10, 1998

10/10/1998 DAVIDSON and JONES Seeking information on the DAVIDSON Family. My ancestors were Joseph DAVIDSON and Winney JONES of Cleburne County, Alabama. Searching for full name of Joseph's father. Was he Wesley DAVIDSON of Campbell County, Georgia? The father of Winney JONES was Hardin JONES and her mother was Parthena. Would like to locate descendants of Winney's siblings to compare genealogical notes. Likewise the Davidson descendants. Believe the father of Joseph DAVIDSON died during the Civil War. Winney and Joseph Davidson migrated to Marshall County, Alabama circa 1900.

CHEATWOOD, EASTERWOOD, SKINNER, WATERS, WHITE posted by Candace Teal Gravelle on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Searching for ancestors/descendants of Nancy WATERS born ca 1857 in Alabama and married to William J. WHITE in Cleburne County, Alabama on Mar 22, 1873. Nancy WATERS father is noted to be Charles WATERS on the marriage certificate. Her mother is not named. Their possible children may be Arah WHITE born ca 1877, married to Andrew Jackson SKINNER ca 1903, Fannie WHITE born ca 1875 married to a Morgan, and Albert WHITE, born ca 1874 who was adopted by a family with the last name of Oharow/Oharo/Ohara. These children were taken in by members of the community ca 1880 when something happened to their parents. Would like to contact descendants of this family to share family information on the SKINNER family lines, and to obtain more family history on the WATERS and WHITE families. The WHITE/WATERS family is thought to be related in some way to the EASTERWOOD and CHEATWOOD families in Cleburne County, Alabama per family stories.

KING, MCGILL, YOUNGMAN posted by Peggy Carlin on Monday, October 19, 1998

MCGILL, YOUNGMAN-Am interested in any information pertaining to the family of Duke William and Annie YOUNGMAN McGILL. Lived around Riverside and Muscadine, Ala. He was with the railroad. The family ended up in Atlanta where he died about 1925 in his late 50's. Children were Raymond, Clayton, Bush, Essie, Willie and Eufala. Annie YOUNGMAN McGILL had a brother Charles who operated a store of some sort around the Argo area. These McGILLs are somehow related to the KINGs. Any clue would be greatly appreciated. All family records were inadvertanly burned so am trying to piece together parts we have heard. thanks to all. P. Carlin-Hurst, Tx.

BULLOCK, DELOACH, DOLAN, DULIN posted by Mary Ward on Friday, October 23, 1998

I am looking for the family of Sugar DULIN of Cleburne Co. Alabama. in the 1870 census he is listed as Shugar DOLAN age 60, wife Nancy 40 issue: Eliza 27, Guy 22, Rice A. 17, Wiley J. 15, Sam H. 13, Thomas J. 10. Most of these children came to Texas. Thomas J. lived in Delta, Alabama and was a post master there. As far as I know he is the only one that stayed in Alabama. Shugar had 12 sons and 12 daughters. He was married twice. First to a DeLOACH and I don't know the names of any of his children by her or even how many were born while he was married to her, or what her given name was. I know he married second to a Nancy BULLOCK April 17, 1848 in Chambers Co. Alabama. Shugar was born in NC probably Mecklenburg Co. Nancy BULLOCK was born in Ga.

ABNEY, CREWS, WILKES posted by Jan Elliott on Saturday, October 24, 1998

Researching ABNEY, WILKES, CREWS &

BROWN, JOHNSON posted by Frances Snider on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

I am looking for any information on Linton JOHNSON or Nancy BROWN. They are buried at Cleburne County Church of Christ in Borden Springs, Ala.
ALEWINE, THOMPSON posted by E. Lynn McLarty on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for relatives of the sons of Cleburne countian Charles W. THOMPSON and Fanny Rosetta ALEWINE. I think their names were William, Hampton, Jim, and Elisha(?). Thanks for your response. E. Lynn McLarty

NORRELL, SPURRIER posted by Sharron Williams on Friday, November 20, 1998

Researching Mattie SPURRIER and John NORRELL

BOBO, NORTON posted by Janice Ford on Monday, November 23, 1998

BOBO, looking for ancestors of Miles & Sarena NORTON BOBO, who were born in Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama; had 8 children, first born 1867.

GARMANY, HANSON, MCCULLIC, OWEN, PARRISH, VICE posted by Charles Swindle on Wednesday, November 25, 1998

I am researching the ancestors of my great grandfather PARRISH (various spellings). I do not know his given name. I know he had three children, possibly more. I began tracking the line in Cleburn Co., Alabama in mid 1800s. I have heard that my line came from Georgia but I can not verify this fact. I will be glad to share my info with anyone who can tie into my PARRISH line.
1-Mr. PARRISH (-)
2-James "Jay" Anderson PARRISH (Jun 8 1857-Nov 11 1936) sp: Mary VICE (Sep 18 1860-Nov 30 1937)
3-Almer PARRISH (-)
3-Alma PARRISH (-)
3-"Strongy" PARRISH (-)
3-Jessie PARRISH (-)
3-Claudie "Claudy" PARRISH (-)
2-Thomas Judson "Elder" PARRISH (Jul 4 1861-Jun 16 1930) sp: Mary Alice OWEN (Aug 21 1861-Jan 27 1920) sp: Samantha E. HANSON (May 13 1885-Feb 26 1929) sp: Hattie GARMANY (May 8 1888-Oct 1 1959)
2-William Marion PARRISH (Sep 3 1862-Dec 18 1944) sp: Nancy Elizabeth MCCULLIC (Oct 31 1864-Jan 1 1931)
3-Shurman "Frank" Franklin PARRISH (Aug 31 1884-May 28 1958)
3-Marian Clyde PARRISH (-)
3-James "Jeff" Jefferson PARRISH (-)
3-Cloudia "Claudy" PARRISH (Feb 24 1890-Jan 23 1977)
3-Cranford PARRISH (1890-)
3-Walter Lee PARRISH (-)
3-John Ballard PARRISH (Jun 19 1897-Apr 14 1963)
3-Dallas Britton "Britt" PARRISH (Aug 24 1899-Mar 7 1968)
3-Ruby Mae PARRISH (-)
3-Carnell Major PARRISH (Sep 18 1904-Apr 26 1974)
3-Thomas "Tom" Howell PARRISH (Mar 20 1906-Jan 12 1976)
Thanks in advance for your time. Charles Swindle 377 Belcher Drive Midfield, AL 35228-1701    http://members.

ADAMS, IVEY posted by John R. Adams on Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Need information on Dr. Benjamin F. ADAMS who is buried in Chulafinnee Methodist Church Cemetery, Cleburne Co., Ala. He was born April 15, 1829 in Warren Co., Ga. His parents died in Upson Co., Ga. I am a descendent of his bother Joseph Randall ADAMS. Need information for book on ADAMS family. His mother was Emily IVEY and she married Benjamin ADAMS.

BISHOP, SKINNER posted by Neal Skinner on Thursday, November 26, 1998

BISHOP, Ola b.19 Apr. 1882, d. 6 Aug 1930 in Cleburne county married R.L. SKINNER cira 1899. Anyone having information about her parents, brothers and sisters please contact Thanks in advance for your help.
HORTON, WHARTON, WHORTON posted by Michele Horton Shutt on Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Researching Richard Greon WHARTON/WHORTON/HORTON and Bartley WHARTON/WHORTON/HORTON of Fruithurst, Benton Co., AL circa 1909. Attempting to find the exact burial place(s) of above mentioned believed to be buried at "The Old Mt. Olive Church" which burned down and was rebuilt as "Crossroads". Bethsadia #2 is a contender as well but are looking for records, church type, to result in the placement of a proper headstone. Also looking for a description of directions leading to "The Old Mt. Olive Church Cemetary.

MCCAGHREN, THOMPSON posted by Beverly Daugherty on Sunday, December 6, 1998

Researching family of Robert Darty McCAGHREN wife was Elizabeth THOMPSON. Interested in her background first. Would like any info please. Beverly

HOLTAM, MONROE posted by Jordan Holtam on Tuesday, December 8, 1998

HOLTAM, Edward Gideon b. ca. 1878, d ca. 1963, m. Emma Louise MONROE, was my grandfather. He appears with his wife and and 3 year old son, Edward Gideon HOLTAM, Jr. on the 1910 Federal Census for Clebourne Co. I would like to know where he lived in Clebourne Co. and during which years. If there is anyone in Clebourne Co that can help me with this problem, I would greatly appreciate hearing from them. Thank you Jordan

EVANS, OWENS, PITCHFORD, POLLARD posted by Jerold Newton on Monday, December 14, 1998

I am searching for information on these surnames in Cleburne Co. EVANS, OWENS, PITCHFORD, POLLARD. I am willing to share what little information I have on the POLLARD name. I have some history of John J. POLLARD who was born in Polk Co. Ga. but lived in Cleburne Co. Alabama at the time of his death. Any correspondence would be appreciated.

ANDERSON, LOTT posted by Barbara Morris on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for any information on James William ANDERSON, ca 1825, married Elizabeth LOTT in 1843 in Benton County, Alabama. They were in Randolph County in 1850 and 1860 in Talladega County. Some of the children were : Wiley Timothy, Mary, Francis and Margarete. Does anyone have anything on these people? Thanks.

DURRETT, WHITE posted by Alta Kaye Ammann on Sunday, December 20, 1998

Looking for information on William Jasper WHITE b. ca 1840"s Randolpn Co. Al. Son of James F. & Sarah Elizabeth DURRETT WHITE. Last data is that WIlliam J. WHITE is when he settled his fathers estate in 1884. Would like very much to find his family, Thank You A.K. Ammann P.O. Box 5 Three Rivers, Texas 78071-0005

PESNELL posted by Thomas B. Bodine on Friday, December 25, 1998

William T. PESNELL buried in AI cemetery. Need info on his parents and wife's maiden name. He may have a son, Fred Alton PESNELL buried there also. Any PESNELL info will be gladly exchanged.

WEBB posted by KA Webb on Saturday, December 26, 1998

Information on Charles Mathias WEBB / Nancy E WEBB before 1880 census. Parents names or places of birth in South Carolina or North Carolina.

ABACUS, PRESTAGE, PRESTRIDGE, THOMPSON posted by Cheryle Bryan on Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Am searching for ancestors of Alonzo Crawford THOMPSON who lived with wife, Eliza Ann PRESTRIDGE (PRESTAGE) THOMPSON in Cleburne Co., AL in 1917. Believe his father's name was Peter THOMPSON and mother's name was Elizabeth ABACUS or similiar sound. My father who is 81 has never been in contact with any uncles or aunts in this family. If you know any one who can help, I will be most grateful.



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