LIGON posted by Thomas B. Bodine on Sunday, January 3, 1999

LIGON, Will - If any information is there on this man, please contact me. He may have been in Cleburne County from 1870 until about 1873. Historical information wanted on him.

COPPOCK, PARKER posted by Jeri Coppock Maserang on Tuesday, January 5, 1999

In 1877 Mark COPPOCK went to probate court to sign papers to allow his two youngest children to be raised by someone else. He was elderly and in poor health. The names were Eliza A COPPOCK age 8 and William C COPPOCK age 4 - children may have taken name of new family as I cannot find either on any census under COPPOCK. The mother of these children belived to be Martha PARKER COPPOCK, do not what happened to Martha. Appreciate any information and will share what I have.

BARROW, VENABLE posted by Darrell L. McGraw on Wednesday, January 6, 1999

I need info on the family of Charles VENABLE, b. 1827, GA, d. 1900 in Cleburne Co. Civil War vet. Need to contact descendants and find where he was buried. He d. at Chulafinnee. His wife Jane BARROW was b. 1829 in NC. She was still living in 1906 in Anniston, AL.

INGRAM, LAMINACK, RISER, WRIGHT posted by Denise Beard on Friday, January 8, 1999

Seeking any info on WRIGHT/LAMINACK families of the Muscadine area. My gg grandfather was John R Wesley WRIGHT, b. 2-9-1858, d.4-20-1936, son of Jasper John Wesley WRIGHT and Rachel Emiline INGRAM, married Sarah Elizabeth LAMINACK, b. 11-12-1848, d.4-4-1926, daughter of John and Mitty RISER LAMINACK (Dutch and Lutherns). I have extensive info on descendants of these families and would be happy to share.

TWILLEY posted by Margaret Pate on Monday, January 11, 1999

TWILLEY: Who was John H TWILLEY who purchased land in Cleburne in July,1904. Was he from Clay Co. Alabama. Also need to get in touch with family of Josephine TWILLEY who is buried at Liberty Hill Church Cemetery.

LITTLE, ROBERTS posted by Roger Little on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

Looking for information on a Anna LITTLE who was married to a Joshua ROBERTS. They married in Haralson County Georgia. Anna died March 7, 1885 in Oak Level, Cleburne County, Alabama. Her father was William Joseph LITTLE of Georgia, he went by the name of Joseph. There is no record of her mothers name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BRAGG, JOHNSON posted by Bage Neimeyer on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

Searching for information on John and Elizabeth BRAGG who lived in Cleburne county in 1860's. Would like to find marriage record for Manley BRAGG and Martha Jane JOHNSON. Date of marriage about 1861. Probably in Cleburne co. Any information appreciated. Bage

BALLARD, BROWN posted by Chance Brown on Friday, January 15, 1999

I am looking for info on my great- grandfather Thomas F. BROWN (1886-1942). He had two brothers, Joe and Hess, and two sisters, Beulah and Willie. Thomas married Georgia Mae BALLARD (1886-1992). Thomas and Georgia are buried in Ranburne, Cleburne Co., Alabama. Their children included Ralph (1910), Dewey W. (1914-1989), Thomas (1917-1927), H. Lindsey (1922-1975), Talmadge (1924-1970), Curtis, Edna, Ellen, Fred, and Maxie. I will gladly share all info that I have.

MAY posted by Joey May on Sunday, January 17, 1999

We recently found out that my grandfather on my father's side was born in Heflin around 6/09/1904. We wanted to find any record concerning him if possible (His parents full names and their birth records if possible and also if he had any siblings. Birth dates and where they were born if possible). If you could point us to how we can obtain these records. His full name was Clyde Claburn MAY.

COLE, COSPER posted by James L. Cosper on Thursday, January 21, 1999

I am looking for any info on George Henry COSPER b. 6 Apr 1873 d. 5 Aug 1961, in Heflin, Al. His parents were Joseph Berry COSPER and Sarah Anglie COLE COSPER. Any info will help. Will share info. Like when were they married? Where's Sarah Anglie COLE COSPER buried?

HOOPER, WHITE posted by Alta Kaye Ammann on Friday, January 22, 1999

Would like to find family of John A. WHITE b. 19 May 1807 Franklin Co. Ga. son of William & Nancy HOOPER, WHITE. John A. m. Mary and had 6 daughters, Nancy C. b. ca 1839, C.E. b. 1842, E.H. b. 1843, Mary A. b. 1845, Josephine b. 1846, Louiza b. 1852. Thank you, A.K. Ammann

HICKS, STRICKLAND posted by Herb Griffin on Sunday, January 24, 1999

STRICKLAND - Family tradition indicates that Thomas Jefferson STRICKLAND, his wife Sarah HICKS STRICKLAND, and their daughter, Zolemma were buried in the Edwardsville area of Cleburne Co. when they died in 1885. Can anybody provide any information to verify this?

DEES, DEESE, GABLE posted by Wanda Whisenant on Sunday, January 24, 1999

DEESE or DEES, GABLE: Researching DEESE & GABLE in Cleburne Co. Looking for Henry T. DEESE m. Mary C? in the Abernathy area. Also Jonathan GABLE m. Annie? also of Abernathy Area. Any Info would be appreciated. Hope to find burial place. Thanks!!

DEESE, GABLES posted by Candace Teal Gravelle on Monday, January 25, 1999

Have info on DEESE/GABLES families for Wanda...your email addess doesn't work on your query. Contact me at for further info.

BARNETT, DIAL, THOMAS posted by Elizabeth Dial on Saturday, January 30, 1999

I am looking for anyone that is connected to or knows anything about the George DIAL family and the BARNETT family that lived in Cleburne Co., AL. W.R.Y. or J. BARNETT married Sarah Caroline DIAL the daughter of George DIAL, on August 12, 1875. George DIAL owned a grist mill. His wife's name was Cynthia THOMAS DIAL. At one time both families lived in Muscadine, AL. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks,

DUKE, HIGHTOWER, HIX, WILSON posted by Gloria Ramsaur on Saturday, January 30, 1999

I am looking for two brothers James L. (Lumpkin) DUKE and John P. (Paulden) DUKE in the 1850s and 1860s in Alabama. I understand that they should be in Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Coosa or Randolph counties. They could be listed with older married sisters whose husbands were named: HIGHTOWER, William J. HIX, or John T. WILSON. Can you help me? Thanks, Gloria Ramsaur
YARBROUGH posted by La Nere Williams on Tuesday, February 2, 1999

Does anyone have access to the 1870 Cleburne CO. Ala. census. I looked in my State Library here in Austin Texas and it was unreadable. The index shows a T. J. YARBROUGH - Cleburne Co. AL 398 Twp 16 R 12. I need to know wife and children. I believe his name to be Thomas Jackson YARBROUGH. Thanks La Nere

JONES posted by Oscar Henderson on Thursday, February 4, 1999

I am looking for P.C.JONES family

GRANT, LAWLER posted by Alice Lawler on Friday, February 5, 1999

LAWLER, Union Lafayette, b. 1838, Talladega Al., wife Sarah E. GRANT. Children b. Cleburne & Randolph Co's., Al. Need info on parent's Levi Robin and Rachel LAWLER. Have no idea of Rachel's maiden name. Please Help. Thanks

HOLTAM, MONROE posted by Jordan Holtam on Wednesday, February 10, 1999

My grandfather appears on the 1910 soundex for Clebourne Co: Edward G. HOLTAM, Emma Louise (MONROE) (w) Edward Jr. (s) I would like to know what years he lived in Clebourne Co and whether or not he was employed by the Southern Railroad. Emma Louise MONROE was the daughter of Samuel D. MONROE, formerly from Fort Payne. I would appreciate any information, however obscure, on this family. Thank you. Jordan

BALENGER, BALLENGER, BALLINGER, WALDEN posted by Brandon Balenger on Wednesday, February 10, 1999

Hi, I researching the BALENGER family who lived in Cleburne county from abt 1857-? The name may be spelled BALLENGER or BALLINGER. (If seen it spelled all three ways) I'm looking for information about Albert BALENGER, who married Mary Elmina WALDEN Dec 22, 1850 in Fayette Co, Georgia. He was in Cleburne Co from 1860 to his death around 1910. Albert had several children who married in Cleburne County. If you can provide information about Albert or any possible descendants, please e- mail me. Most likely I'm not aware of the information. The census records showed that Albert D. BALENGER and family lived on Beat #9 Lost Creek. Does anyone know where this is? Thanks for your time.

HERRIN posted by Randall Herrin on Thursday, February 11, 1999

Searching for grave of Moses G. HERRIN who served in Civil War in 41st Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Company A who died near Arbacoochee on December 12, 1885. Any help appreciated.

DIAMOND posted by Stuart Diamond on Friday, February 12, 1999

Interested in any info on DIAMOND's. I understand that name is mentioned in a book about early settlers of Cleburne County.

OLIVER posted by feltman on Friday, February 12, 1999

OLIVER: Looking for the family of Jim OLIVER, married to Edna. They had 4 sons, Tom, Mark, Walter and Isaac. Moved into north Ala from somewhere in south Ala? Who is Jim's father? They moved here from N.C or S.C. If you think you can help my address is or on Yahoo, Dew_Girl_48 Thank you,

LINER, OWEN posted by Dane Gipson on Monday, February 15, 1999

Searching for decendants/family members of Joseph O. OWEN b 1872 in Cleburne County. His father was John OWEN b 1825 in Hall Co. his Mother was Amanda LINER

OLIVER posted by feltman on Monday, February 15, 1999

I am looking for OLIVERs who lived in Calhoun Co. My grandfather, Isaac was born there in 1895. His brother Walter was born in Carroll Co., Ga.? They had 2 more brothers, Tom, and Mark. I am looking for their father who was Jim OLIVER. He was born in 1859, maybe in Ga. or possibly South Carolina. If you have any information please contact me at or dew_girl_48 on Yahoo. thanks, Wanda

HURST, PESINELL, PESNELL, TOLLESON posted by Claudia Reeves on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

PESINELL or PESNELL ,Rebecca Dowdy {1770"s +-} mother of Mary Susan ? who married Jesse James TOLLESON parents of Mary Ann TOLLESON {10/8/1861-5/3/1951} married to Alphius Augustus HURST {1850-1931} HURSTs are buried at Edwardsville,Al. Need Info on TOLLESON ... noted entry 12/98 from Thomas B. Bodine/Pesnell info ... please contact thanks, Claudia {for Cleburne Co.}

BARNES, KNIGHTEN, LORREN posted by Michelle Lorren Clifton on Wednesday, February 17, 1999

LORREN wanted information on the family of John Marion LORREN, married to Venia BARNES. His father was James Breckenridge LORREN, Jr., married to Jerry Ann KNIGHTEN. His father was James Breckenridge LORREN, Sr.

TARRANCE, WILLIAMSON posted by Catherine Steingraber on Wednesday, February 17, 1999

I am searching for information on Charlie G. TARRANCE who was born in 1875, and died on February 3, 1961. He was married to a Sallie Adeline WILLIAMSON. Her father was Charles WILLIAMSON, however I have no information on his wife except that she was murdered by her son-in-law who was married to a Beulah WILLIAMSON. If anyone has any information, please contact me! Thanks!


Researching the line of William VENABLE, married to Elizabeth ___. Known children: Charles C., born 1827 Georgia, died 1900 Chulafinnee, Cleburne Co.,Alabama. Married Jane BARROW, 1849. Jane was born 1824, N. C. and her parents are Robert BARROW and Elizabeth. Charles and Jane VENABLE's known children: Robert B. married Rosana L. HIGGINBOTHAM; John ; Cornelius; William Taylor married Nancy CAMPBELL; Mary J. married James STARNES; Burchey L. 'Elizabeth'?, maried A. H. WILLIAMS; Sarah D.; Charles H; Zippara, married Joseph J. WILLIAMSON; and Walter Lee, married Nannie H. PERRY.

LAWLER posted by Floyd E. Lawler on Sunday, February 21, 1999

Seeking information on Thomas Jefferson LAWLER

ANDERSON, HOLLEY, LITTLE posted by Carolyn W Camp on Thursday, February 25, 1999

Info about Sarah E ANDERSON who md John D HOLLEY Was she the daughter of Richard and Amanda LITTLE ANDERSON? Any info about ANDERSON, HOLLEY, and LITTLE would be appreciated. 1850 Benton, 1860 Calhoun, 1870 and 1880 Cleburne. Carolyn Camp, Odessa, TX

HURST posted by Claudia Reeves on Sunday, February 28, 1999

Can anyone give me the location of the cemetary and Church in Cleborne Co. where the HURST families are buried? Somewhere near the foorhills of Cheaha Mountian {Park?}, perhaps near Edwardsville.AL any info would be very appreciated incl. directions ... C.Reeves ...
posted by Pat Barnett Clayton on Tuesday, March 2, 1999

HUGHES, Sarah married BARNETT, Jonathan in 1845

CHANDLER posted by james chandler on Thursday, March 4, 1999

Seeking any information on A. D. CHANDLER

PHILLIPS posted by Otis V. Goodwin III on Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Searching for any data about Edward Elijah PHILLIPS. BLM records show a land grant of 119 acres to him under name Elijah, in 1891 in Cleburne County. He subsequently died in a hunting accident. His wife, Amanda Jane (Manda J. in BLM records) received a land grant in her own right 12, July 1894 for 79.84 acres (6.5 months after Elijah's death, and 2 months before birth of Elijah's last child, Lucy. Children were Lonnie 1873, Jeanie 1875, Bennie 1877, Robert Eli 1879, John Edward 1881, Razzie 1886, Mollie 1887, Howard William 1889, Alice Ray 1891, Lucy Ethel 1893. Any dayt, expecially ancestral would be greatly appreciated.

BROCK, BROWN posted by Chance Brown on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for info on Zeal BROWN, born 1819 in Georgia. He married Betsey G. BROCK, born 1822. They had at least seven children: Patsy, Elmyra, David S., Jarusha, Joseph, B. Abigail, and William Zealous. Zeal, Betsey, and children are buried in Cleburne Co., Alabama. Any info is greatly appreciated!

DORTON posted by Timothy Dorton on Thursday, March 11, 1999

My grandfather Charlie DORTON dob 6-4-1898 was born in Borden Springs, Al. and my great grandfather was born in Fruithurst, Al. his name was John William DORTON, dob 3-14-1873. If any one knows of the DORTON name please e-mail me.

DAVIDSON, HUCEBY, HUCHBA, HUCKABEE posted by Janice Sutton on Saturday, March 13, 1999

HUCEBY, Mary Ann or DAVIDSON, Asbury Coke. These two were married in Cleburne Co., AL. Nov. 21, 1878. Anyone have any information, please forward. Family confused on spelling - could be HUCKABEE or HUCHBA ??? also Asberry Coca???? Thanks!!!

BENTLEY, JONES, WHORTONS posted by Willard Evans on Sunday, March 14, 1999

Is there a book on cemeteries of Cleburne County in Print? Interested in JONES, BENTLEY and WHORTONS.

BROWN posted by Myrvle (Brown) Camp on Sunday, March 21, 1999

I am interested in any information on a James W BROWN who is said to be buried at Oak Level Cemetery. He had a son named Jeremy (Jermany). I am a descendant of Jermany Jesse BROWN. He possibly served in the Civil War from Benton County. He is buried at Trinity Cemetery in DeKalb Co., Al. James' wife was possibly named Mary "Tiny" or "Tinsey". Can you help?

HICKS, MCINTRYE posted by Pam Moore on Tuesday, March 23, 1999

I am trying to find information on David Taylor HICKS who was born in 1867, he was the son of John A. and Susannah HICKS who moved to Cleburn Cty. from North Carolina. David Taylor HICKS was the father of James Elbert HICKS, born in May of 1898 and married Erealu McINTRYE, who was born in December of 1900. Seems David Taylor HICKS vanished in the early spring of 1898, never to be heard from on seen again. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

JONES, ROBERTS posted by Oscar Henderson on Tuesday, March 23, 1999

I am looking for the family of P C JONES. He raised my grand mother; her name Josefin. She was left on his door step and she married my grand father Oscar T. ROBERTS. They was married in Heflin Ala. If any one knows about this family please get in touch. Thanks Oanda Henderson@Juno.Com

BENTLEY, COLE, DAVIES, LESTER, NIXON, STOVALL posted by Barbara Smith on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

Looking for information about Alfred Barker DAVIES and Alice Elizabeth Rosser DAVIES COLE. They married December 3, 1823 in Walton County, GA and shortly moved to Heflin in what became Cleburne County, AL. Their children were James R. DAVIES(1-10-1826 to 2- 12-1905), Charlotte Elizabeth DAVIES LESTER (10-6-1828 to 12-30-1894), Susan E. DAVIES NIXON (6-20-1833 to 10-25-1890), Bartilda DAVIES BENTLEY STOVALL(4-16-1841 to 10-1923), Margaret DAVIES (10-18-1838 to 1909), and Frances Caroline DAVIES. Alfred died about 1841-1847 and Alice married William COLE in 1847. She had two children by him -- William and Moses. Would appreciate any information, especially on Alfred Barker DAVIES.

PESINELL, PESNELL, TOLLESON posted by Claudia Reeves on Saturday, March 27, 1999

Researching TOLLESON in Cleburne Co. Al. Connects to Hurst and PESINELL or PESNELL. buried in Edwardsville, Al. Thank you very much!!! Sincerely, Claudia

GIBBS, KITE posted by Wayne Gibbs on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

KITE Ancestry. Looking for anyone who might have any information regarding the KITE's who live in Cleburne County in the late 1800's to early 1900's or any descendents presently living there. Especially Caswell KITE who owned property around Muckfall. Also any information on Holly KITE that was listed in 1870 -1880 census as living with Richard and Sarah GIBBS. Sarah GIBBS was Sarah Sally KITE before marring my Great Great Grandfather Richard. They migrated from NC to GA to AL. There was also a David KITE. Any info would be appreciated

MOODY posted by Annette Slate on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Looking for information on MOODY, William and Elizabeth who may have come into Cleburne Co, AL from GA in the 1850's.
CHANDLER, DEAL, HOGAN, HOGANS, SHIELDS posted by Sheryl Ellerman on Saturday, April 10, 1999

HOGANS,CHANDLER: I am looking for any information on the family of William Elijah HOGAN and Nancy DEAL. Especially information on son John HOGAN and his first wife E ?. His second wife was Susannah CHANDLER, daughter of Richardson CHANDLER and Francis SHIELDS. I am a great granddaughter of there son Allen C. HOGAN born July 24, 1854. Allen moved to Jones, Louisiana. Found information that says that William E. HOGAN and rest of his family stayed in Cleburne Co., Alabama where they all died. Would like to find out where this HOGAN family is buried in Cleburne. Ellerman


WHITE William Jasper m. Nancy WATERS and had Francis M. WHITE m. Bell PARKER -- son Cephus Taylor WHITE m. Lou Annie OWENS - Cecil Carlton WHITE m. Mildred HUTTO - Horace WHITE m. Sarah LAKEY - Dlaude Lee WHITE m. Lois WAUGH - James Hugh WHITE m. Catherine ? - William Roscoe WHITE m. Agnes ALLRED - Nancy Ann WHITE m. Norman BLINE - Elelyn WHITE - Eugend WHITE - Thelma Josephine WHITE m. William BOND - other children of William Jasper WHITE & Nancy E. WATERS were: James T. WHITE b. ca 1879 -- Sarah Elizabeth WHITE m. Will PAINTER -- William J. WHITE 1883 m. Alma NORTON -- Pearlie M. WHITE m. Robert BRUGESS & Bart WHITE. Would like to hear from anyone related ti this family. Sincerly, A.K. Ammann

BOATNER, PUTNAM posted by Brenda Mueller on Monday, April 12, 1999

Robert L BOATNER married (Mary) Frances PUTNAM Sept. 18, 1892. I'm stuck here. I need parents, grandparents, etc. Help!

MCDANIEL posted by Tom McDaniel on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

I am interested in information related to John Thomas McDANIEL (9/25/1845-1/25/1907). My information is he moved to Cleburne County from Georgia and he later moved to DeKalb County.

EDWARDS posted by April Freeman on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

I am looking for information regarding my maternal grandmother's family. She lived in Edwardsville Ala. Her name was Lucille EDWARDS; she had two brothers and a sister. One of her brother's name was Orlin EDWARDS. I'm just curious about the history of the family.

GAINES, MCDANIEL posted by Tom McDaniel on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

MCDANIEL, John Thomas (9/25/1845-1/25/1907) Moved from Georgia to Cleburne then Dekalb Counties. Married Martha Jane GAINES (5/19/1851-11/16/1924). Any information would be appreciated by this novice.

GRAVES, JETT, PRICE, SMITH, SWANN, WEST posted by Linda Gilliland on Sunday, April 18, 1999

Doctor Franklin PRICE b.1858 And Sarah C. SMITH b.1857. Father could be John PRICE b.1825. Other surnames to list are GRAVES, SMITH, SWANN, WEST, JETT.

GENTRY posted by Harvey Gentry on Thursday, April 22, 1999

Looking for GENTRY's in county. Bethel GENTRY family that was in this County about 1860.

BROWN, PORTER posted by John Culpepper on Saturday, May 1, 1999

Am seeking information on Robert J. BROWN and his wife Lois PORTER BROWN of Borden Springs. Any information on the family will appericated

GREEN, HANSON posted by Bobby Dodson on Friday, May 7, 1999

My wife is looking for her Grandfather`s people in Clebourne co. His name is George Marcus HANSON born Jun.14th.1877 Married Sept. 6th.1900 to Victoria Caldonia GREEN, born in Cullman co. Al. Both died in Jefferson co. Al. Thanks.


Looking for any information on the family of William Willis BOBO, b.22 October 1811 Spartanburg Co., SC, d.13 October 1863 Gwinette, Calhoun Co., AL. He married Elizabeth Emmaline CHANDLER 1838 GA. He moved his family to Alabama in 1841 living at various times in Calhoun Co.(1841-1842 & 1863), Cleburne Co.(1842-1848), and Talladega Co.(1848-1860),AL. William Willis was wounded in Civil War, returned home to Calhoun Co., AL where he died from his wounds at age 52. He was in the "Randolph Beauregards" also known as Captain Bobo's Company of Alabama Volunteers. Some sources have him buried at Chockeleck (or Chackslack) Valley, Al. I have not been able to find any location with this or any similar name. William Willis had a brother, Silas BOBO (m.Minerva AUTREY) that lived in Calhoun Co., AL. William Willis BOBO & Elizabeth Emmaline had the following children: 1.John Silas BOBO, b.05 August 1839, m.(1)Evy A. MCDANIEL, (2)Julia A. STEPHENS 2.Mary Jane BOBO, b.07 June 1842, m. Ambrose Petty HANSON 3.William BOBO, b.07 June 1843 4.Andrew Jackson BOBO, b.02 December 1844, m. Lee Ann DRAPER 5.Laura C. BOBO, b.10 April 1847 6.Martha Ann BOBO, b.15 February 1849, m. John Tyler HARRISON 7.Willis G. BOBO, b.10 June 1851 8.Silas Worth BOBO, b.26 March 1853, m. Alice Cansey HAWKINS 9.Soloman Ciscero BOBO, b.29 July 1855 10.Marcus M. BOBO, b.14 August 1857 11.James Early BOBO, b.24 August 1859, m. (1)C.T. O'NEAL, (2)Dessa ? 12.Nancy BOBO, b.10 August 1863 Any help or information with any member of this family would be greatly appreciated. Would be glad to share what I have.

CHEATWOOD, WILLIAMS posted by Robert L. Cheatwood on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Monday, May 10, 1999, 0030 hours. I am looking for information on my fathers aunt and uncle who lived in Cleburne County, Alabama. Jim Matt WILLIAMS was born about 1886 and his wife Amy CHEATWOOD was born about 1887. They are buried at Camp Creek Church next to Amy's parents Bart and Mary Ann CHEATWOOD. I have access to 35 old family pictures who are relatives of Jim Matt. I am also looking for info on Jim Matt's parents.

MILLARD, SKINNER posted by Lori A. Skinner on Friday, May 14, 1999

looking for information on William Wesley SKINNER and wife Mary Ada MILLARD, parents of both cannot seem to find anything on them, I do know that William was born in 1872 and is buried at Center Pointe cemetary in Lauderdale co. TN. Any help would be greatly appreciated Lori A. Skinner

JUNIOR posted by Nancy Jordan on Monday, May 17, 1999

I am trying to locate information on my Gr Grandfather, William Wesley JUNIOR, b about 1864. A William JUNIOR was found on the 1870 Census in Cleburne county, on the same page with Austin JUNIOR. Family stories have W.W. in Madison Co. Ala. W.W. married Josie (Josephine)? b in Tennesee around 1875. They had Daughters, Lewella, Beulah Elizabeth, Blanche Ada, (Blanchie), Dora Lee, (My Grandmother), and Ottie Vera. Josie died in 1906, and W.W. remarried in Hunt Co. Texas. Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Nancy Jordan

PESNELL, RAY posted by Thomas B. Bodine on Monday, May 24, 1999

I am in need of Andrew RAY's CSA record in order for a marker to be placed at his grave in Cleburne County. I am a nephew to his wife, Martha PESNELL RAY.

CONNELL, PATTERSON, ROWELL posted by Nolan Kenneth Snead on Monday, May 24, 1999

William F. CONNELL (b. Sept. 9, 1836; d May 28, 1918) and his probable son, William Warner CONNELL (b. Jan 22, 1860; d. June 10, 1943). Searching for any information regarding ancestors and descendants. W. W. married Mary ROWELL (b. Jul 2, 1862; d. Oct 31,1941) on Oct 29, 1882 in Haralson Co., GA. They moved to Cherokee Co.,AL 1894-1897. Both buried at Hebron Cemetery near Centre, AL. W. F. born in Henry Co., GA and married Mary Ann PATTERSON on Jan. 4, 1855 in Carroll Co., Ga. Living in Calhoun Co. AL in 1860. Served in the 56th GA Infantry, CSA. Married Sarah Emily Campbell on Oct. 13, 1887 in Cullman Co., AL. Died in Cullman Co.

BEASON, HUDSON posted by James T.Beason III on Tuesday, May 25, 1999

BEASON family @ Beason Mill in Cleburne County. Prior to 1922, Step fathers name was HUDSON.

BENNETT, BROOKS, DAVIS, HURST, MOORE, SCRUGGS, STORY, WATKINS posted by Claudia Reeves on Thursday, May 27, 1999

Searching for any info on : Charity DAVIS married to John G. WATKINS. Their dau.: Nancy Catherine WATKINS {1833-1922} married to John Franklin BENNETT {1833-1913}. ** In or near Cleburne Co, AL. areas.** John F. BENNETT's parents: Mark BENNETT {1804- 1858} = Marjorie BROOKS {1810-1860}.* Also need info on BROOKS line.. Also looking for info on Eda D. MOORE {1825-1902}, her parents etc.,married to Robert Augustus HURST {1819-1901}. His father, William HURST {1788-1852} married Nancy SCRUGGS {1793-1878}.* Need info on her parents and Lineage. LDS records have her parents as: James SCRUGGS {b. 1824- }and Mary Eleanor STORY {b. 1828-}in GA. but the dates are obviously wrong.{?????} Any help on any of these lines is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks, Claudia

MIDDLEBROOKS posted by John H. Middlebrooks on Thursday, May 27, 1999

Any one have anything on William MIDDLEBROOKS, b Aug1835 in Newton County GA. Three of his children were Chaarles, John Enoch (my father) and Homer??

POSTON, SPEIGHTS posted by Dianne Speights Chesser on Friday, May 28, 1999

SPEIGHTS - researching the Speights family of Georgia and Alabama. Viney SPEIGHTS b. abt 1894 in GA d/o of Silas Franklin SPEIGHTS and Samantha POSTON SPEIGHTS married a man (name unknown) from Cleburne County Alabama and moved to Muscodine AL. Would like to find out who she married and the names of any children. Also would like to know where they are buried. My gfather, Roy Jennings SPEIGHTS was her brother. Thanks for any help!
ALBRIGHT, GROOVER, REID posted by Karen Spencer on Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Seeking descendents of Jacob ALBRIGHT and Elizabeth J. REID. Jacob died in Cleburne Co about 1875. Elizabeth after 1880. Also seeking descendants of Andrew Jackson GROOVER and his wife Missouri Wilmoth ALBRIGHT. If you have any information, please e-mail me at Thanks Karen Spencer of Albuquerque, NM

LEWIS, STEEN posted by James LEWIS on Friday, June 4, 1999

I'm trying to find out about Samual STEEN. he was supposedly a land owner around Bell Mills, Alabama in the mid to late 1800's. He had a daughter by the name of Leatha who married a Welch imagrant by the name of James LEWIS. I would appreciate any imformation that anyone can provide. Thank you.

CRANE, MORRIS, VAUGHAN posted by Glenda R. Bearden on Sunday, June 6, 1999

Looking for info. Addie Camella VAUGHAN,of Heflin, who married Andrew Jackson MORRIS of Heard Co. Ga.. Addie was born 1881 and possibly lived in Talledga Co w/ Andrew & 5 children Alva Lorraine, Essie M., Margaret, Deuel Glenn, & Mable. Addie passed away around 1910. I'm looking for info on any person in her family. I know that Andrew's mother was Lizzie CRANE of Franklin GA, & She had 2 sons Andrew & Zachary Taylor MORRIS. However I would like to know more about the VAUGHAN's of Heflin..I would appreciate anything,thanks in advance. GRB email:

ALLEN posted by Ginny Hernlund on Sunday, June 6, 1999

I think my great grandfather John R. ALLEN married in Alabama (don't know the county or his wife's maiden name). Her first name was Selita Elizabeth, and they first showed up in the LA cansus in 1870 when she was 37. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

SURRETT, WALLACE posted by Inez wallace bush on Sunday, June 6, 1999

WALLACE, SURRETT, The WALLACE family came from Ga Settled in Cleburne Co around Oak Level, Thomas WALLACE is buried at Camp Creek Cemetery. he was born in 1822 his children were. Asbury, Flecher, Albert Mary, Martha Mildred, Joseph, Elizabeth, Thomas, Harriette, James Andrew, and Claude

HARRIS, LAMINACK, SWAFFORD, WRIGHT posted by Denise Beard on Wednesday, June 16, 1999

HARRIS WRIGHT LAMINACK - Looking for info on Rachel Ingram WRIGHT who moved from AR to Cleburne county between 1860-1865. At the time she moved she was widowed and had 2 small children Hannah Jane WRIGHT (later married SWAFFORD) and John R Wesley WRIGHT. After moving back to this area she remarried and had a child named Caldonia Elmira HARRIS (who later married a LAMINACK). I am interested in the HARRIS that she married and her previous husband. Will share info that I have.

JACKSON, SKINNER posted by Charles Howell on Thursday, June 17, 1999

Looking for desendents of Lena SKINNER, daughter of William Marcus SKINNER who married a JACKSON and is buried in the Macedonia Cem. Thanks

GOODE posted by Dr. Ernest E. Moyers on Sunday, June 27, 1999

Seeking information on John R. GOODE (or any other GOODE) who lived in Cleburne County in 1880. Some facts: Reputed to have been born in Virginia abt. 1833 Thought to have been a blacksmith by trade Lived in Calhoun County in 1860 Thought to have been blind in his later years Some of his descendents lived in Cherokee and Calhoun least until the turn of the century

JOHNSON posted by jimmy johnson on Tuesday, June 29, 1999

Andrew JOHNSON father of Jefferson Davis JOHNSON of Holis Crossroads in Cleburne Co.

BOYD, MCCAGHREN posted by Janet Coats on Friday, July 2, 1999

BOYD, MCCAGHREN Searching for information on John Reuben BOYD and Mary MCCAGHREN. They lived in Fruithurst, Cleburne Co. One child was John Henry BOYD.

CHANDLER posted by Jody Chandler on Saturday, July 10, 1999

Would like to find spouse of Absalem D. CHANDLER born 1812 and died April 1869 Edwardsville, Cleburne Co., AL. Could be a Francis? It is said that she to died in Cleburn Co., AL in 1890.

CHITWOOD, PINSON posted by Susan Gaddis on Sunday, July 11, 1999

I am looking for information on Susan PINSON and Milton CHITWOOD who were married Dec. 23, 1877 in Cleburne Co. They had daughters: Lutine, Matilda Alice and Nancy.

CAMP, YANCEY posted by Yvonne Yancey on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

YANCEY, John Wesley - Born around 1840; married Susan Ellen CAMP.

POUNDS posted by R.J. Williams on Thursday, July 15, 1999

I am looking for information on Magnolia POUNDS.

BROOKS posted by Mandy Brooks Mackey on Saturday, July 17, 1999

Looking for the parents of William Glover BROOKS b. 6/7/1887. His father's name is possibly William Joseph BROOKS.

WALKER posted by Billie Hines on Thursday, July 22, 1999

WALKER, John David 1831-1908 married to Clarisa WALKER (maiden name is WALKER, also). Lived in various places: Lecta, AL, Bells Mill, AL; Edwardsville, AL. One time was Tax Assessor Cleburne County for 8 years. In later life he was a Baptist minister. Owned a farm at Bells Mill and operated a general store, wool factory, and a corn & flour mill on the Tallapoosa River at Bells Mill;, had a hotel at Edwardsville. This is my great grandfather on the maternal side. Would like to correspond with anyone else related to him. Do you have information to document the above statements?

ABEL posted by Bob Laughlin on Thursday, July 22, 1999

Seeking info re ABEL, Joseph Ferdinand - born in Abel, Ala in 1871. He is my grandfather. Married about 1902, living in Caldwell Co. Texas. Died about 1939 in Martindale, Tx.

KITTLEY, PILGRIM posted by Kathy Henry Sterne on Saturday, July 24, 1999

I am looking for information about Mary J. KITTLEY (born about 1861 daughter of Jesse Briggs KITTLEY and Mary J. ____) who married a Mr. PILGRIM and had at least one son, Jesse H. PILGRIM, who lived in Edwardsville,Cleburne, AL. Do you know the name of her husband? Do you know the names of her children? I'll be happy to share the little information I have on the KITTLEY's. Kathy Sterne 3402 Candleway Dr., Spring, TX 77388

HORTON, JACKSON posted by David Deaton on Sunday, July 25, 1999

Henry Alvin HORTON, son of John F. HORTON and Mattie L. JACKSON HORTON, born Muscadine May 16, 1904 - my grandfather

MCCAGHREN, SEAMAN, THOMPSON posted by Nadeen Wilson on Sunday, July 25, 1999

McCAGHREN - Cleburne (Calhoun) County. Looking for information starting with Henry McCAGHREN and wife Margaret ? from Ireland. Children Robert Darty Mc, b.1785 in Ireland, married Sarah Elizabeth THOMPSON, they had 10 children most born in Cleburne (Calhoun) County. My great-grandfather was Henry Jefferson McCAGHREN, b. 3/8/1864, he married Magaret Euginia SEAMAN, they had 8 children. I am interested in filling in some blanks. I can be e-mailed at Thanks!

ESTES, HOLCOMB posted by Ivan Richardson on Sunday, August 1, 1999

The Aug 5, 1870 AL Census for Cleburne Co., Wedaga Post Office, Sheet 343B, Hse. Hld. 155, lists Rebeca ESTES 52 and children James 18, Martha 15, Buckhanon 10 and Lorrar 12. Next door in HH 156 is her older son John ESTES 22, wife Elizabeth 24, and John's sister Elizabeth 20. I am looking for Rebecca's husband's given name and her maiden name. John and Elizabeth's daughter Harriet Rebecca, b.11/26/1879 in Key AL married Charles Edward HOLCOMB and is my wife's Grandmother.

KENNEDY, MCDANIEL posted by Betty Wingo on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Looking for information about great- grandparents, William Marion MCDANIEL and Mary Isabelle KENNEDY. They were married in Cleburne County, AL 30 December 1869. From there they moved to Sherman, TX where he died in 1921 and she died in 1913. Thank you for your help.

POSTON, SPEIGHTS posted by Dianne Speights Chesser on Saturday, August 7, 1999

Need information on Vinie (Viney) SPEIGHTS b. abt Mar 1894 in GA; d/o of Silas Franklin SPEIGHTS and Elvira Samantha POSTON. The family lived in Haralson County GA. Vinie married and moved across the GA/AL line into Cleburne County AL. Husband's name is unknown. Her siblings were: Oliver Owings; Mattie G.; George Washington; Susan; William Robert; James Banard; Henry Frank; and Leroy Jennings SPEIGHTS (my grandfather). I understand that Vinie and her husband lived their entire married life in Cleburne County. Any Information will be appreciated.

COLEY, LAMINACK posted by Jerry D Robbins Jr. on Monday, August 9, 1999

I am searching for any information on George Lee LAMINACK b.2 Sep 1900, ? Muscadine, Cleburne Co., I have been told he went to prison for bootleging approx. 1941. He was married to Essie May COLEY, and had a son Albert b. 5 May 1925 in Cleburne Co. Albert left Alabama approx. 1941.

SYNARD, THOMPSON posted by Randy Thompson on Friday, August 13, 1999

Looking for information on Alexander Forney THOMPSON married Halie Viola SYNARD from Paulding County Georgia. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Randy

MORRIS, NEWBORN, SMITH, WHITE posted by Charlie Newborn on Sunday, August 15, 1999

I am looking for MORRIS, NEWBORN, SMITH or WHITE family information.

KAYLOR, KITE, MASHBURN posted by Craig Kruse on Monday, August 16, 1999

Seeking information on Albert Shelly MASHBURN, born Feb 25, 1898, Lost Creek, Cleburne county, AL and his ancestors; James Harvie MASHBURN and Harvie MASHBURN. Other related names are M.E. Dovie KITE and Susie KAYLOR. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

GENTRY posted by Rose Farmer on Wednesday, August 18, 1999

I am looking for any information on Joseph R. and Mary E. GENTRY. They were on the 1850 census at age 22 for him and I think 16 or 17 for her. They had children Elizabeth b. 1850, James Wyatt b. 16 May 1863, Amanda Belle, and Phoebe. I do not know where the children were born except Alabama. Joseph was born in Ga., as was Mary E., I have no Father's names for either, so I have hit the proverbial brick wall. Any help to get me going in Georgia would be greatly appreciated. Rose Farmer

COLLIER, WHITE posted by Rick G. Martin on Thursday, August 19, 1999

I'm Searching for informatin on the COLLIER surname from Cleburn Co, AL around 1870's. My GreatGrandfather was Sim Arnold COLLIER and was born in Cleburn Co in 1877. I'm looking for verification that his father was William (Bill) COLLIER and mother was Sarah Lucendie WHITE as well as all other data pertaining to the COLLIER family in this area.    http://www.theshop.n et/silent1/hbmc/index.htm

BROWN, HELMS posted by Roger W. Fair on Friday, August 20, 1999

Looking for information on James Preston HELMS. He had a sister by the name of Mattie BROWN from Heflin, Al. He husband was Hamp?? She had lots of children that should be living around in that area. Any help would be appreciated James P. HELMS is my grandfather Roger W. Fair

DONALDSON posted by Elaine Russell on Saturday, August 21, 1999

Looking for information on Susan DONALDSON. She is listed in the 1870 Cleburne County, AL Census on page 319 (according to Would appreciate any information on this line. If anyone has access to this census would appreciate a look-up.

MILLER, SUDDERTH, THOMAS posted by Dr. Carroll R. Thomas on Monday, August 23, 1999

I am looking for any information about the ancestors of Henry Clay THOMAS and Victoria Adeline SUDDERTH. Henry Clay THOMAS was born August 01, 1856 in Lawrenceville, Gwinnette County, Georgia, area and died August 11, 1923 in Ramah, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He married Victoria Adeline SUDDERTH on October 08, 1879. She was the daughter of William SUDDERTH and Sarah MILLER. Victoria Adeline SUDDERTH was born October 18, 1860 in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia, area and died August 01, 1908 in the Bear Creek Community, near Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama. Henry Clay THOMAS is buried at the Old Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Baptist Church (organized in 1906), Bear Creek Community near Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama. He was a farmer. In 1856 he resided in Lawrenceville, Gwinnette County, Georgia, area, in 1880 he resided in Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama, in 1898 he resided in Bear Creek Community, Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama, in 1910 he resided in Second Creek Community, Five Points, Lawrence County, Tennessee. Victoria Adeline SUDDERTH is buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Baptist Church, Bear Creek Community near Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama. In 1860 she resided in Lawrenceville, Gwinnette County, Georgia, area, in 1880 she resided in Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama, in 1898 she resided in Bear Creek Community, Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama. Children of Henry Clay THOMAS and Victoria SUDDERTH are:
i. James Leonard3 THOMAS, d. February 09, 1964, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
ii. Adele Thomas, d. Died young.
iii. Clint THOMAS.
iv. Ernest THOMAS.
v. Hattie Mae THOMAS, b. Five Points, Lawrence County, Tennessee; d. March 13, 1979.
vi. John Clarence THOMAS, m. Clara.
vii. Lucious G. THOMAS, b. 1885; d. 1961.
viii. Lovic Nelson THOMAS, b. January 26, 1886, Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama; d. March 20, 1977, David Crockett Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
ix. Mary E. THOMAS, b. 1888; d. 1975.
x. Montie THOMAS, b. February 15, 1893; d. October 03, 1972.
xi. Henrietta Victoria THOMAS, b. Abt. 1894, Bear Creek Community near Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama; d. December 14, 1971.
xii. Fannie THOMAS, b. February 08, 1897; d. February 19, 1976, Leoma, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
xiii. Eva THOMAS, b. 1904; d. June 12, 1994.

Henry Clay THOMAS's father's name was John. He may be the son of John R.THOMAS and Elizabeth Ann THOMAS. A J. R. THOMAS was born in 1830 in Georgia, and died May (or July), 16 1863 in Lawrenceville, Gwinnette County, Georgia area or, perhaps, Forsyth County, Georgia. Elizabeth Ann was was born 1835, and died in Cummings, Georgia. J.R. THOMAS enlisted as a private on January 15, 1862 and was mustered into "A" Co. Ga 36th Infantry (or Company A, 36th Georgia Volunteers) of the Confederate Army. He was a farmer in Lawrenceville, Gwinnette County, Georgia, area or Cherokee County, Georgia. Any information, particularly, census, pension, war and marriage records, would be helpful. Thanks for your assistance, Carroll R. Thomas 4048, Velarde Court Las Vegas, Nevada 89120-1435 702-369-3704 456-1623 Fax 702-898-7103

RICE posted by Troy Welch on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

RICE, Thomas He was a minister in Cleburne Co. in the 1800's. Any information will be appreciated and any other Rice in the 1800's. .

MARTIN, ORR posted by Sara Morgan on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Looking for information on James ORR who was married to Amelia Lizzie MARTIN. Two daughters were born to this union: Ella and Sara Jane "Sallie". Supposedly, James ORR died when Sallie was small. Sallie was born in 1875 (Cleburne Cty) and a 1880 census shows the mother to be married again. Any help appreciated. Please reply directly to my email address as I seldom check this site.

HART posted by Lee Cagle on Thursday, August 26, 1999

HART, Samuel b. 1827 SC relocated to Cleburne County from Haralson County, GA btw 1860 and 1863. He lived in the Edwardsville area w/wife Hellina, b. 1833, Newton Co., GA. Children: Sabra Anne b. Newton Co., GA, Elizabeth b. 1854 Paulding Co, GA; Wilson L HART b. 1857, Paulding Co.,GA; Caroline b. 1863, Cleburne Co., AL; Armenda J b. 1860, Paulding Co., AL; Elen b. 1867, Cleburne Co., AL; Jane b. 1869, Cleburne Co., AL. Living next door in 1870 was a HART, James Aaron b. 1822 SC; w/ wife Susan also of Newton Co., GA. I believe these two HARTS were brothers. I am seeking ancestry and/or descendents of either of these two HARTS. Any assistance will be appreciated. Both Samuel HART and wife died and are buried in Cleburne Co., AL. I don't know dates or exactly where. Respectfully, Lee Cagle, Moore, OK

DONALDSON posted by Elaine Russell on Friday, August 27, 1999

DONALDSON: Seeking information on my gggrandfather whom I understand lived in Borden Springs (Cleburne Co), AL. His name may have been George or William. His wife I understand was named Susan, maybe Susan Jane. I found the graves of 6 of their grandchildren (children of Henry DONALDSON) at the Borden Springs Church of Christ. All died very young, the oldest being 5 years, 1 mo. old. Next to them was a grave with a field stone as a marker. On it was carved S. J. DONALDSON. This may be Susan's grave. I understand that the DONALDSONS gave the property for the church there to be built. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on the DONALDSON of this area would be appreciated.

CAMPBELL, CRAWFORD, STRICKLAND posted by Debbie Henderson on Saturday, August 28, 1999

I am trying to locate information on my great great grandmother's family. According to her marriage license and death certificate her full name was Fannie T. Lula CRAWFORD STRICKLAND. She was born ca 1858/59 AL (possibly Oxford Calhoun Co. AL). Her death certificate list her father as William CRAWFORD born NC and her mother as Julia CAMPBELL born in Cleburne County, AL. Fannie married Marcus L. STRICKLAND in Talladega Co. AL in 1876. Any information, clues or possibilities will be greatly appreciated.

SMITH posted by Brandon Smith on Sunday, August 29, 1999

Looking for any information on Molly SMITH

BROOKS posted by Mandy Brooks Mackey on Sunday, August 29, 1999

I am searching for any info on my gg grandfather Joseph BROOKS. He is believed to have been from the Cleborne area. His wife was known as "Sis" She died 6/13/1902. Their son was William Glover BROOKS born 6/7/1887. Any help appreciated.

KNIGHT, OWEN posted by Jim Beshires on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

KNIGHT-OWENS Looking for the parents of Jacob (Jake) KNIGHT who married Nancy OWEN 9 August 1870 in cleburne. Jacob was born cir 1849 in Benton County.

KIRKLAND, KIRKLANDS, KNIGHT, MCCONNELL, PURVIS posted by Hattie Purvis Hamilton on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

Looking for info on Julia Ann Fauli MCCONNELL who married Asa KIRKLAND May 12, 1881 in Clebourne Co Al. My grandmother, Lela Pearl KIRKLAND, d/o Jason J. & Kay Loula KNIGHT KIRKLAND, who married William Porter PURVIS, was a descendant of the KIRKLANDS in Henry Co Al & probably Clebourne Co Al. I have nothing on Julia Ann's parents or siblings & would greatly appreciate any help on them!! Please email me, by clicking on my name, if you have any knowledge of this family!! Thanks so very much!! Hattie Purvis Hamilton
STEPHENS posted by Robert L. Hutto, Jr. on Thursday, September 2, 1999

Seeking any information on Washington Payne STEPHENS. He lived in the Chulafinnee area and may have died between 1879-1890. Any information will be appreciated. Robert in Texas

VAUGHAN posted by Robin Vaughan on Friday, September 3, 1999

Looking for information on Rev. Frederick W. VAUGHAN and John Wesley VAUGHAN.

CHAPMAN posted by Judy Xuereb on Sunday, September 5, 1999

CHAPMAN I am looking for information on James (Jim) CHAPMAN burried at New Harmony Church Cleburn County. Any help would be appreciated. Judy Xuereb

GAINES, WALKER posted by Renette WALKER on Monday, September 6, 1999

Searching for: William Henry WALKER Born: 3/10/1862 Edwardsville, Alabama also his wife: Texas Anna Americana GAINES born:6/6/1869 Bellmills, Alabama

COOK, ENGLISH, IVEY posted by John Ivey on Monday, September 6, 1999

Searching for any info on Harbard IVEY and Harbard COOK living in Cleburne Co AL in the 1870s. Any information on these families will be appreciated. Harbard IVEY b bet 1845 and 1850 married Elizabeth ENGLISH. Thanks Johnathan    http://hometo

NOBLITT, PARKER posted by Farrell Noblitt on Saturday, September 11, 1999

I am looking for the NOBLITT and PARKER famileys J. M. NOBLITT was my ggrand father I think he was in the civil war

BEASON, BROWN, MCELROY posted by Candace Teal Gravelle on Sunday, September 19, 1999

Searching for descendants of Mandy McELROY, b. ca 1900, thought to be the daughter of Lucinda BROWN and John B. McELROY. Per Lucinda BROWN McELROY'S widow's pension from (from John B. McELROY'S service in the Indian Wars) she only had one daughter named Mandy, who was married to an E.P. BEASON by 1941, per Mandy's affidavit from the Indian Pension file. The McELROY family was noted to live in Bells Mills area, Trickem area in Cleburne County AL ca 1890's and the BEASON family was noted to live in Heflin, AL ca 1941 when Lucinda BROWN McELROY died. I have alot of McELROY family information to share with descendants of Mandy McELROY BEASON, and would like to hear from them to exchange family information. T-Gravelle/index.html

KNOTT posted by Susan Presley on Wednesday, September 22, 1999

I am searching for George William KNOTT. He was born in Randolph County. I would be thrilled with any information. Thank Yiu.

KNOTT, SIMPSON posted by Susan Presley on Thursday, September 23, 1999

Looking for anyone who's knows about John Thomas KNOTT. He lived in Randolph County in 1886. He was married to Mary Anna SIMPSON. Any information will be a big help. Thank You

MCCAW, MCDANIEL posted by Susan Presley on Thursday, September 23, 1999

I am searching for any information on Edward Lawrence McDANIEL. He is believed to have lived in Cleburne County at one time. He was married to Elizabeth McCAW. Would love to here from you.

COPELAND posted by Ada Grimes on Friday, September 24, 1999

Seeking information on Reuben C. COPELAND b. abt. 1823 SC. d. abt. 1900 Cleburne Co., AL. bur. at Grimes Cem. Need date of birth and death. Any information on him or any relative will be greatly appreciated.

ENGLISH, IVEY posted by Jan Ivey on Friday, September 24, 1999

Would someone please do a lookup in the 1870 Cleburne county AL census for the HH of H.P. IVEY and John ENGLISH. They were living very close to each other in that census. Please email me directly at Thank you very much. Jan    http://hometo

BURGESS, DEAS, DEESE, OWENS posted by Dona Seaman on Sunday, September 26, 1999

Searching for info on following Cleburne Co. families: OWENS, DEESE (DEAS) OWENS: seeking names of children of James Oliver OWENS b. 5Jan1844 Benton (Calhoun) Co. d. 13 Jul 1923 Cleburne Co. & wife Nancy Almeda BURGESS. Did they have children named Clara Beatrice, Eldridge, Oliver, Nelson & Gaynelle (or Gabrille)?

 DEESE: Need parents, birthplace, dob of Wyley Deese b. ca1857 near Altanta GA. married Clara Owens 30 Dec 1897 Harralson Co. GA. Lived in Musacdine, Cleburne Co. 1900 at time of daughter Cornelia's birth. Moved to Birmingham, Jefferson Co. estimating 1920-1930. Wyley died 1941 in Birmingham AL

HOGAN posted by Kelly Hogan Waldrep on Wednesday, September 29, 1999

HOGAN, from shoal creek,al I would like any iformation for them

HUCKABA, ROBISON, WILLIAMS posted by Linda Green on Wednesday, September 29, 1999

ROBISON WILLIAMS HUCKABA; my grandparents married and lived in Heflin, Ala My mother was born there in 1916. My ggrandparents are buried there Manoah and Martha HUCKABA ROBISON. I need to know what cemetary ???

BEASON, BROWN, MCKLEROY posted by Larry Morrison on Wednesday, September 29, 1999

I am looking for information regarding Mandy MCKLEROY BEASON. Wife of E.P. BEASON. Both are buried at Beason's Grove Baptist Church. Mandy is the daughter of John B. and Lucinda Caroline BROWN MCKLEROY. Mandy died after 1941. Any informatiion will be appreciated. Larry

CLARDY posted by Albert Clardy on Thursday, September 30, 1999

I need the children's names of Wadsworth (Waddie) CLARDY. Also who the children married. Waddie settled in the Sand Mountian area. Thanks
GOODEN, PESNELL posted by Thomas B. Bodine on Saturday, October 2, 1999

Sarah Ann GOODEN b. 11/28/1831, Ga d. 12/30/1908, Tx m. 1850 John Robert PESNELL b. 1828, Ga d. 3/19/1870, Al. Need info on ancestors and siblings of Sarah.

COHELEY, ROBERTS posted by Susan Craft on Monday, October 4, 1999

I am looking for info on my great grandparents and their parents. My great grandfatthers name was Nathan ROBERTS and he was married to Frances COHELEY ROBERTS. I know some family members are buried around Borden Springs. If anyone has any info on these familes, I would appreciate it. I've hit a wall lately. Thanks Susan

HEFLIN posted by Gene Leisure on Thursday, October 7, 1999

HEFLIN, John - I am researching a John Heflin probably born between 1790 and 1810. He came from NC, then AL, and on to TN by 1830. Also, can anyone tell my how the town of Heflin in Cleburne Co. AL got its name? Any help will be appreciated. Gene

RUSH posted by Jerry ALLEN on Saturday, October 9, 1999

I am searching my maternal grandfather's family by the name of RUSH. The family which included my grandfather, Samuel R. RUSH, his wife Minnie Proctor RUSH, his father William H. RUSH and his father's second wife Martha Johnson RUSH as well as Sam and Minnie's daughter, Lillian Mae is found in the Carroll Co. GA 1900 census, Burwell District. Their birth dates are as follows: Sam, Mar., 1879, and William, May, 1849. Although the census states that they were all born in GA, family lore has the RUSH family coming from AL, possibly from Cleburne Co. I would really appreciate hear- ing from anyone who has knowledge of this Family. -Jerry Allen, Bowdon, GA

GREEN, RIGSBY posted by Boyd & Clara Dennis on Sunday, October 10, 1999

Looking for any information on Sam RIGSBY. Was listed in 1790-1870 Alabama Census Index. 1870 RIGSBY Sam Cleburne County. Al. Twp 17R 10 Federal Population Schedule AL 1870 Federal Census Index ID# AL10268022. Married a Mary Jane GREEN. Was on Tenn Dekalb Co. Census in 1891. Think he went back to Alabama in later years. any help would be greatly appreciated. Respond by E-mail to Thanks Boyd & Clara Dennis age

SEWELL, TAYLOR, WEBB, WINEGAR posted by Peggy Estes on Monday, October 11, 1999

I am looking for families of WEBB, TAYLOR, WINEGAR & SEWELL in Cleburne & White County areas. Also, does anyone have a listing of names in Centerpoint Cemetary?

FOSTER, MORGAN, TRAYLOR posted by Iris KING on Thursday, October 14, 1999

Joel FOSTER,born 1834 in VA. Married Carrie MORGAN from NC maybe around 1860. Was living in Heflin,Ala. when his son, William Henry,Born 1862 married Nancy A E TRAYLOR in Cleaborne,Al in 1883. Does anyone have any information on these people? They are my grandparents and great grandparents.

MILLER, SUDDERTH, THOMAS posted by Dr. Carroll R. Thomas on Sunday, October 17, 1999

I am searching for information on my great grandparents from Gwinnett County, Georgia, Henry Clay THOMAS and Victoria Adeline SUDDERTH. Henry Clay's parents may have been John and Elizabeth Ann THOMAS and may have been from Gwinnett County or nearby Forsyth or Hall County. Victoria Adeline's parents were William P. SUDDERTH and Sarah Ann MILLER and were from Sugar Hill near Buford in Gwinnett County. From Gwinnette county both of these families moved to Cleburne County, Alabama. Henry Clay and Victoria Adeline later moved to Franklin County, Alabama. After Victoria's death, Henry Clay moved to Lawrence County, Tennessee. Can any one help me out? Thanks for any assistance. - Dr. Carroll R. Thomas

GREEN, KING posted by Linda Wilder on Monday, October 18, 1999

Searching for information on Thomas Howard GREEN and his wife Audrey KING from Cleburne County. Thomas was born 1893 and died in 1969 or 1970. He and his wife both are buried at Greens Chapel Church in Cleburne Co. Thanks in advance.

MCDANIEL posted by Susan Presley on Monday, October 18, 1999

MCDANIEL I am looking for a birth record on my grandfather. He was born in Cleburne county. Almon Blake McDANIEL born Feb. 11, 1883. Does any one know where I can find one?. E- mail me at

ALBRIGHT, MCDANIEL, PREUTT, PRUETT posted by Susan Presley on Wednesday, October 20, 1999

ALBRIGHT, MCDANIEL, PREUTT -- I am doing research on my family. Does anyone know Ellen V. McDANIEL ALBRIGHT? She died in Cleburne county in 1905. Lusindia Etta McDANIEL PRUETT who died in Cleburne county in 1910? Almon Blake McDANIEL , he was born in Cleburne county in 1883? Effie Mae McDANIEL, she was born in Cleburne county in 1894? Thank you E-mail me at

MCDANIEL posted by Susan Presley on Wednesday, October 20, 1999

MCDANIEL -- Researching my gggrandfather Samual McDANIEL. He lived in Cleburne county. He was born in 1803 and died in 1895. Thank you

LAWLER, PESNELL, RAY posted by Thomas B. Bodine on Wednesday, October 27, 1999

I would like to expand my database on the PESNELL family that includes James T. LAWLER b. 3/10/1870 and wife, Salonia RAY LAWLER b. 5/6/1874, dau of Andrew and Martha PESNELL RAY. I am looking for the parents of James T. LAWLER. James lived in the area of Cleburne and Randolph Co, AL in 1910. His father may have went to Texas after the death of his first wife and remarried. Any leads will be appreciated.

CAMPBELL, TENNISON, TURNER posted by Martha Thrasher on Sunday, October 31, 1999

I am looking for any information on Charlie CAMPBELL b. May 1852 in Al. married Sarah M. TURNER b. Sept 1855 also born in Al. Searching for Charlie's parents and any information on the children of Charlie & Sarah. Sarah's parents are Little Berry TURNER and Lydia TENNISON from Cleburne County.Thank you , Martha

BLEU, BLUE, CHANDLER, DEBERRY, FURGERSON, GANN, HALL, SISSION posted by Sandy Owsley on Sunday, October 31, 1999

I am looking for any information on James Taylor CHANDLER -b-abt 1830 Georgia,+ m- Mary BLUE, BLEU, SC. their children:
1. Martha Ann Malinda Vanilla Canant John CHANDLER -b-Nov.16,1861 Cherokee Co.Al.+ m- James A. HALL -b-Aug. 26,1849 Calhoun Co. Al.
2. Kater CHANDLER +m-Zack DEBERRY.
3. Eliza CHANDLER + m- James FURGERSON.
4. Mary Elizabeth CHANDLER + m-Zachary Taylor SISSION.
children by previous marriage:
1. Millard CHANDLER.
3. Mattie CHANDLER + m- John GANN. James T. CHANDLER was a Church of Christ Preacher. I have been unable to find them listed anywhere. Any help or ideas? Sandy Owsley
RIPLEY posted by Virginia Couch on Sunday, November 7, 1999

Needing information on RIPLEYs from the Cleburne Co. (Borden Springs) area. Any info will be appreciated.

COFFIA, COHELEY, JENKINS, ROBERTS posted by Susan Craft on Sunday, November 14, 1999

ROBERTS, COHELEY, COFFIA, JENKINS -- I am looking for informtion on the parents of Nathan R. ROBERTS and Frances COHELEY ROBERTS. They had nine children; Henry, Edward, Charles Melvin, Vadar Quincey, John, Jess, May, and Inez. Inez married William Henry COFFIA. I am also looking for the Parents of Joseph Cevere COFFIA and Georgia Lussie JENKINS COFFIA. They had 4 children: Mildred, Jack Clifford, Herbert and William Henry. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Susan &

CAMP, COOK, ENGLISH, HATTAWAY, IVEY, TEAL posted by John Ivey on Thursday, November 18, 1999

I am searching for any information on any families by the last name of IVEY, ENGLISH, CAMP, COOK, TEAL, HATTAWAY that lived in Cleburne County in the 1800's. Please get in touch with me. John    http://hometo

THACKER, TURNER posted by Betty Beem on Thursday, November 25, 1999

Looking for information on Sarah S. TURNER who married John O. THACKER in Cleburne Co. in 1870. John may have been a pastor in a Methodist church.

ALLEN, BEASON, COPELAND, HILTON, HUDSON, LEE, VENABLE posted by Hilda Taylor Perritt on Sunday, November 28, 1999

I am researching the line of James Coleman HILTON (1832-1918) and Martha Emeline COPELAND (1840-1905), who lived most of their lives in the Arbachoochee/Beason's Mill area of Cleburne County. Daughter Dora Jane married James T. BEASON, then Charles HUDSON. Daughter Martha married Thomas ALLEN. Daughter Bette married Benjamin T. BEASON. Daughter Mary married a LEE. Daughter Rachel married Rev. Charles VENABLE. If anyone has any information about Martha Emeline COPELAND's ancestors or about any descendants of the above people who may be living today in Cleburne County, please contact me at or 1909 West Kentucky; Ruston, LA 71270. Thanks, Hilda Taylor Perritt

FARLOW, HIGGINS, LANEY posted by Betty Higgins on Monday, December 6, 1999

I am researching Benjamin H. LANEY (1804SC - 1880AL). He lived in Bowdon, Ga (Carroll County) in the 1870 Census with daughter Elizabeth (born 1840) and two grand-daughters, Emily (Born 1864) and Nancy (1866-1943). He married had married a woman named Elizabeth. He lived near Abernathy, Cleburne Co, Al. In 1880. Emily married Willie FARLOW and Nancy married Robert Young HIGGINS and later moved to Clay/Randolph County, Al. Ben's father was Joseph LANEY (1746Va- 1805Sc). Ben's siblings were Joseph, Robert, David, Mary and Elinor.

GENTRY posted by Glenda Gentry Spears on Friday, December 10, 1999

I am looking for a Joseph R. GENTRY b. 1827 married to a Mary E.?. They lived in Cleburne County, Alabama. I have a copy of a land patent report that shows him in Cleburne County in 1876.

BURFORD, GENTRY, STYERS posted by Gentry on Friday, December 10, 1999

I am looking for a Joseph R. GENTRY b. 1827 married to a Mary E.?. They lived in Cleburne County, Alabama. I have a copy of a land patent report that shows him in Cleburne County in 1876. His son James Wyatt GENTRY b. 1853 married Sarah Ann ? Grandson James William GENTRY b. 1872 married Martha Jane STYERS Great grandson Willard Wheatley GENTRY b. 1911 married Rachel Almeta BURFORD in AR.

PRUETT posted by J Gregory on Monday, December 13, 1999

Need information on D. PRUETT (b) Oct 10, 1828 (d) Feb 14, 1850. He is buried in New Harmony Baptist Cemetary in Cleburne Co. We have visited gravesite and know he is great-great grandfather of my husband but need to know his widow's maiden name and also name of a brother. One son is Joseph Jackson PRUETT. Would like to exchange family information with someone who can help us.

BARKER, TUMLIN posted by Victoria Marechal on Friday, December 17, 1999

BARKER, Ephram Green: Father of Hiram O. Barker TUMLIN, Julia Ann: Mother of Hiram O. BARKER born Bell Mills 6/15/1887    http://www.geocitie

CHANDLER, GAINES, MEANS, STEWART posted by Phyllis L. King on Friday, December 17, 1999

I'm looking for the parents and sibling names of my ggg-grandfather , James T. GAINES. He was born in or near Heflin Ala. and raised on the "Old Gaines Settlement". He was born in 1836/1840 at which time would have been Benton , Co.. He lost three brothers to the civil war, one died at Fort Delaware. He later married Elizabeth Frances STEWART CHANDLER . She had two children from her first marriage to James Berry CHANDLER who was killed at Lynchburg , Virginia in the civil war. Mr. &Mrs. GAINES had one child of their own. I would love as much info as is available. It is possible he is the son of Thomas J. GAINES and Ruth MEANS GAINES but I have not been able to verify this. Any help is appreciated.

BARKER, JONES posted by Jim McLellan on Sunday, December 19, 1999

Asbery C. JONES, born about 1833, was a doctor who married Laura BARKER, and lived in Cleburne County from about 1860. He was my gr. gr. grandfather. Any information about his ancestors would be appreciated.

HOLMES, SPRAYBERRY posted by Jim McLellan on Sunday, December 19, 1999

Rubin W. HOLMES married Stacey Linda SPRAYBERRY at Cleburne County in the 1870's. Who were their parents? All information appreciated. &

ALLEN, JONES posted by Jim McLellan on Sunday, December 19, 1999

Mary Ellen ALLEN, born about 1868, married John Green JONES at Cleburne County about 1885. Who were her parents? All information appreciated.

COLE, HIGHTOWER, LANE, PARKER, PEAVEY posted by Martha Cole Lindblad on Tuesday, December 21, 1999

I am looking for information on John Wesley PARKER born 1797 in (?)VA and m. Sivil PEAVEY; Benjamin F. PARKER born 1808 in GA m. Sophia LANE. Also Tilman B. COLE and HIGHTOWER. All Cleburne County.

ANGEL, COLE, PESNELL, THOMPSON, WHITE posted by Dennis White on Monday, December 27, 1999

I am researching my Jackson County, Georgia WHITE family roots. One daughter (Mary S or Polly moved with her husband James D. THOMPSON to present day Cleburne County between 1840-1850. Eight Children moved to Cleburne County with them: Jane A married William ANGEL, Ranson, Susan E., Mary M., Joseph D., Caroline, James W. and Samual T. married Nancy PESNELL on 12/9/1869. James D. and Mary S. are buried at the COLE cemetary in the Pine Glen Recreation area Northwest of Edwardsville. Samuel T. and Nancy are buried at Lower Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Any information on the marrages of the other children or especially information on James D. and Mary S. THOMPSON would be appreciated.

BRIDGES, GARRETT, HOWELL posted by Patty Bridges Parker on Thursday, December 30, 1999

I'm looking for information on my gr-grandparents, Rev. Jamems Madison GARRETT, and Judge Bluford Butler BRIDGES. Their children married to become my grandparents. Rev GARRETT lived in Edwardsville/Heflin area, and was a circuit minister. There is some evidence that he may also have worked for the railroad at one time, and some family believe he ran a dry goods store. He was born in Carroll County about 1851, but believe he died in Cleburne County May 31, 1900. I have been trying to locate an archived newspaper for an obit which would help me locate his burial place. Judge BRIDGES was born in Calhoun County, but his children were born in Oak Level AL. His son, William Howell BRIDGES (1877-1929) was the editor of the Standard Times just before he married my grandmother(Leila GARRETT- 1883-1970) in Dec 1899 in Edwardsville (Rev Baird officiated). Judge BRIDGES died in Jun or Jul 1924, probably in Calhoun County, as he was a judge in Anniston/Piedmont area. His 2nd wife, Hudson Alice Howell BRIDGES, was the dgt of Hudson HOWELL, and the grandgt of William HOWELL. Believe one of the HOWELL's was a law partner to BB BRIDGES, and could possible have taken him in when his mother died. Would also like to locate an area newspaper for an obit notice on BB BRIDGES.



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