THOMPKINS, WOOD posted by Terry Jackson on Tuesday, January 4, 2000

Would like to make contact with descendants of Isaac N. & Lizzie Watkins WOOD, Godfrey T. WOOD, or J.F. THOMPKINS. All these people are buried in Rabbit Town Cem. I have a picture of Isaac & Lizzie. Would nearly trade that and my left arm for a copy of one of my ancestor Jennie WOOD.

BRISTOL, MORRIS posted by Roger L. Gillham on Friday, January 14, 2000

I am looking for information on George W. MORRIS who married Effie B. BRISTOL on April 24, 1898 in Edwardsville.

COBB, JOHNS, LANGLEY, MANLEY, SKINNER, SNOW, WALKER posted by Lynda Mixon on Saturday, January 15, 2000

WALKER, SNOW, LANGLEY, SKINNER, MANLEY, COBB, JOHNS, Researching these lines in Cleburne County.

ARMSTRONG, GIBBS posted by Wayne Gibbs on Tuesday, January 18, 2000

Any descendants of Tom ARMSTRONG and Mary Narciss (GIBBS) ARMSTRONG please contact me. I am having a GIBBS reunion and need to get in touch with their descendants.


Searching for more information on the descendants of George W. HARPER and his brother Robert Moses HARPER who moved from Paulding and Cobb County, Georgia to Fairplay (Edwardsville) AL. in the late 1850's. George was the father of twelve children: Elizabeth Ann m. Bryant CASH, Alexander Thornton, Sarah m. David Henderson NUNNALY, Mary Ann m. James W. EDMONDSON, Lucinda, Andrew Jackson m. Elizabeth JOHNSON, Francis Marion, Amanda m. Wm. Marion CHEATWOOD, Moses m. Parmelia?, Martha, Cynthia Caroline, and Jasper. Robert Moses HARPER and wife Nancy DENNIS had issue thirteen children: James Louis m. Sarah Lucinda HUNT, Alexander m. Almeda Melinda BURGESS, Mary "Polly" Ann m. Henry GRIMES, Edna m. N.A. WALKER, Irena m. Wm. SMITH, Sarah Ann Frances m. Benj. ABNEY, Jasper m. Martha GRIMES, Amanda, Newton m. Nancy Caroline WOFFARD, Mary, Marion McDonald m. Sarah Frances, William m. Missouri OWEN, Robert m. Mary Melissa HIGHTOWER. Most of these marriages took place in either Cleburne, Calhoun, or Haralson County. I would like to share research with anyone researching these families.

THROWER, TURNER posted by Catherine E. Storey on Thursday, January 20, 2000

I am looking for information on the parents of John Thomas THROWER. John Thomas was born in what is now Cleburne County 10-27-1841. His parents are listed as J. T. THROWER ( could he aldo have been named John Thomas?) and Matilda TURNER THROWER.

CHITERN, DEESE, EVANS, HEARD, HURD, OWENS, PITCHFORD, POUNDS posted by Dona Seaman on Saturday, January 22, 2000

DEESE, OWENS, HEARD (HURD), POUNDS ,EVANS, PITCHFORD -- Searching for parents of James Madison OWENS SR b.22 Mar 1813SC? d. 1894 Cleburne Co AL and wife Elizabeth Boyd HURD b. 6 May 1814 SC? d. Cleburne Co. Married 1833 Cleburne Co. Children: George Washington OWENS b. ca 1854 Calhoun Co married Sarah Josephine EVANS d/o Caleb EVANS & Clarissa PITCHFORD 9 children James (Crow) M. OWENS JR b.3 Mar 1851 Calhoun Co d. 20 Dec 1925 Five Points, Lawrence Co, TN married (1) Molly MC CHITERN (sp?) 9 children (2Nd)Sarah Josephine EVANS OWENS 2 children Thomas (Tom) OWENS b. ca 1837 Benjamin Franklin OWENS b. ca 1840 Martha D.E. OWENS b. ca 1843 Albert L. OWENS b. ca 1846 Mary E. OWENS b. ca 1848 Was James M. OWENS Sr s/o Oliver OWENS that removed from SC to Calhoun Co.?

BACHUS posted by Melba Balwick on Sunday, January 30, 2000

My great grandfather, Weston BACHUS was from Coweta County Georgia, but, was buried somewhere in Cleburn County Alabama or in a town named Chulafinnee. I have reason to believe his name, as well as that of my grand father, James Jefferson BACHUS, are listed somewhere in the Cleburn County 1880, 1900, and 1910 census records. I would like any information one might have regarding the BACHUS name in any Alabama records.

GILES, LEDBETTER, THACH posted by Jennifer Wilson Hunt on Monday, January 31, 2000

I want to learn more about my Native American heritage. My great grandfather was Charles A. LEDBETTER born June 1887 in Cleveland,TN and he settled in Abernathy, AL. He owned some saw mills, but I'm not sure where. His mother was Charlotta or Charlette J. GILES. She was born March 1869 in Nebraska. She was 1/2 Cherokee and married Franklin Perry LEDBETTER in 1885. Her maiden name was THACH? Her parents died in 1871 from the smallpox epidemic that wiped out alot of Cherokee. If anyone has any info. on the surname of THACH relating to Native Americans, please email me. Thank You!

WHITE posted by C.G. White on Monday, January 31, 2000

Looking for descendents of William WHITE, wife's name was Mandy, or Amanda WHITE. Children were: William D. WHITE, Raleigh WHITE, Robert WHITE, Frank WHITE. On the 1880 census it shows this family living in Cleburne County, Alabama. Please e-mail me back if anyone has info on this WHITE family.
WHITE posted by Greg White on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

I am searching for any descendants of this line of WHITE's that lived in Cleburne Co. Alabama in 1900: Robert C. WHITE born 1868, wife's name Mollie P. WHITE born 1870. Also, Marion Franklin WHITE born 1870, wife's name Francis C. WHITE born 1871, children's names were: Minnie, born 1892-Ophelia,1894- Dussie,1898. Robert and Marion Franklin WHITE were brothers. I also found them living in Cleburne co. in 1880 with their parents, William and Amanda WHITE, and two older brothers, William D.WHITE, and Raleigh WHITE. If anyone has any information on this line of WHITE's I would greatly appreciate hearing from you!

ARGO posted by Patricia Argo Williams on Wednesday, February 2, 2000

I am looking for info on my gggrandfather, George W. ARGO born July 1862, and his son William Thomas ARGO, born Aug. 25, 1882. We think they were from Cleburne co. ,Al. They were found in the 1900 census in Carroll co., Ga. I am looking for George's wife name and his parents. Thanks for any help.

KIKER, STRICKLAND posted by Bruce Wingo on Friday, February 4, 2000

I am looking for information on Edmund KIKER and his wife Nancy (I believe she was Nancy STRICKLAND). He was born in 1841 and she was born in 1847.

BLAKE, FOWLER, HAND, JOHNSON posted by Judy Fowler Kilgore on Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Seeking ancestors of my great- grandfather, William Jethroe FOWLER, b. 11-20-1849 (probably in one of the Carolinas), d. 11-27-1919 (probably in Alabama). Buried in Baptist church cemetery in downtown Ranburne, Cleburne Co., Ala. Married Sarah Margaret "Maggie" FOWLER, b. 6-25-1858, d. 12-31-1938. She is buried in same cemetery. (reportedly a 2nd marriage)
William's siblings: L.G. (or possibly L.C.) FOWLER (Luther?)
L.O. FOWLER (Lee?)
J.O. FOWLER (John or Joe?)
Cecil Mae FOWLER( m. HAND)
Mary FOWLER (m. White)
William's children:
Luther Clarence FOWLER (my grandfather, m. Lula Gadsy BLAKE (b. 1887) in 1906)
Cecil FOWLER (possibly female)
Walter FOWLER (b. 5-3-1882)
Inez (Annie) FOWLER, b. 8-30-1896, d. 9-5-1897
Fred FOWLER (d. April 1975)
Warner FOWLER (b. 9-8-1889, d. 6-26-1919)
The "word of mouth" story from my 90 year old aunt (daughter of Luther and Lula) is that the Fowlers "came from North Carolina and bought all the land between the big 'Tallapoosie' and little 'Tallapoosie' rivers." Also that 2 of William's sons attended college in Bowden, GA, and he had to hire an attorney full-time to keep them out of trouble. The old Fowler homestead was supposedly in Hightower, (Cleburne Co.) Ala., where my father (also a William Jethroe) was born. Any and all information appreciated. Please email to Many, many thanks... Judy Fowler Kilgore

CHEEK, GRESHAM, GRIMES, HOLLAND, LAMANAC, LAMINACK, STEVENSON, WHATLEY posted by Audrea Burgess on Thursday, February 17, 2000

LAMINACK, LAMANAC -- I am looking for information on Lemuel LAMINACK. He married Sarah C. STEVENSON in Cleburne County, Al in 1875. His children are James William who married Mary Odessa GRIMES; Mary V. who married a HOLLAND, Margaret Missouri, who married Ozzie Glenn CHEEK; Rosa Anna who married a GRESHAM; Eliza, and Mack. Lemuel later married Alabama WHATLEY in 1902. I would any information on Lemuel, his wives, and, his children.

ADAIR, BRAGG, MOORE posted by Anita Adair on Friday, February 18, 2000

Searching for information on William Emmett ADAIR b.2-4-1873 married Ada Belle MOORE, born in Cleborne Co. AL. There was a Amanda BRAGG that was either the Mother of William Emmett or Ada Bell MOORE. William Emmett moved to Carroll Co. Ga. died May 2, 1944. Any information will be greatly appreciated. This is my husbands grandfather an grandmother.I am just getting my feet wet in the world of genealogy. Please e-mail me any response. Anita Parham Adair

HART, SPANN posted by Margaret on Friday, February 18, 2000

HART, Mary Ann born abt. 1861 in Al. Mother born in Ga. and father in SC. Mary Ann married John H. SPANN from SC and they lived in Cleburne County, Al.. John died there. If you know anything regarding this line, please let me hear from you. I will gladly share information with you. Thanks.

CAMPBELL, TURNER posted by Martha Thrasher on Friday, February 18, 2000

I am looking for any information on the family of Charlie Marion CAMPBELL. He was married to Sarah M. TURNER, the daughter of Littleberry and Lydia TURNER. Need information on Charlie's Father. His Mothers name was Eliza. I am pretty sure she is buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Heflin, Al. in plot of John F. CAMPBELL. Would love to connect with other family members researching the Campbell line. Martha

BEASON posted by James T.Beason III on Saturday, February 19, 2000

Looking for any info on the BEASON family of Beason Mill, as far back as possible.Have some info will share, but full of gaps.


Looking for info on my husbands family. His father was William Horace VANSANT b.6-3-1908 (here they have Cleabume Co, Ga and then Huntsville??), but all the rest of his siblings were born in AL. So that may have been a typo. I know I can't find anyone in Ga. He m Mozelle CHISM, (she was born in Jasper, Al. 5-19-1912. Horace had four brothers, Melvin Hollis(Hollis James), b.1910, James Davis, b.1912, Cliften Grady b. 1915, Robert Earl b. 1919 and sisters, Flossie Mae VANSANT (WHISCALL), Evelyn Janet VANSANT (DUTTON), Classie Jane VANSANT (HEWITT) and Helen Virginia VANSANT. Horace' father was Wilkes Booth VANSANT, b.6-23-1888, about 68 years when he died. Wilkes father was J.William VANSANT, J. William VANSANT is buried at Hillsview, AL. He was raised on Sand Mt. (present city Boaz). He was a Civil War Vet of Confederate Army. Captured in Tenn. as Prisoner of War. Had left leg wounded, silver bar thru leg, it left a hole. Wilkes mother was a MARTIN of Tenn. one of 20 children. She is buried at Musketdine,AL. Wilkes grandmother was a CROIE or CROY. Horace VANSANT' mother was Eula Viola SPARKS VANSANT b. 5-30-1891. Died at about age 66., buried at Hillsview, AL. Eula raised her brothers, Oscar, Henry, James, Millard and Ben SPARKS. Eula' mother was an OSWALD. No other info except word of mouth, a grandmother told family was originally The SAINTS of Germany, from Germany to Holland about 40-100 Years, In Holland they added the VAN to the name. Originally VAN SANTS in America. Retraced name to be VAN- meaning sir in Holland, SANT was the sir name. Sure wish I could have got the info from this lady before she died. Hope someone out there has some info. Thank You. N.VANSANT

BURCH posted by Kathy Burch Spit on Tuesday, February 22, 2000

I found a land patent for a Thomas BURCH, issue date March 1, 1850, for land in Cleburne Co. I would like to know if anyone has information on this Thomas Burch. Thanks! Kathy Spit La Verne, California


Hello I'm looking for any information on The HOGAN family, they lived right next to the old Shoal Creek Church, The land was said to be owned by Robert CHEATWOOD, These are the names that aare related to these HOGANS, CHEATWOOD, HENDERSON, ROACH, JOHNSON, ANDERSON, HOLLEY, HYATT, NOAH, CROSS Any information would help I have looked in the the 1900's for Calhoun and found some relatives that moved to Rabbittown, Ala. The HOGAN that I'm looking for is Johnny W. HOGAN, And he married Lou (Ludy) JOHNSON, they lived in Edwardsville in the Late 1800's and both are buried in Rabbittown. The names are in the Shaol Creek minutes. The kids use to play under the church and chased wild hogs. Johnny W. (Pete) HOGAN, was born in 1869, in Cleburne Co. he died in 1957. He had 3 sisters, 1. was Lois and she married a MOLAND, might have be MALAND. 2. Vergie married a CROW, 3. Mandy married a HUBBARD. he had two brothers. 1. Ervin or Irvin, 2. Robert. Johnny W. HOGAN's dad may have been a Lidger or that is what is on the funeral arrangment, that I have. Any info would be great. Thanks Kelly

JARRELL posted by PJ Jarrell on Friday, February 25, 2000

I am looking for the JARRELL family found in Cleburne Cty. Possibly T.J. JARRELL m M.J. JARRELL, with a son named Willis. PJ Jarrell

LONG, WILLIAMS posted by Troy Williams on Monday, February 28, 2000

I am researching father's ancestors and currently go back to Newton J. WILLIAMS and Jane LONG who were granted a land patent for a quater section of land in Cleburne County - Township 14-S in 1870. I am interested in finding any records of any of their parents.
HAYES, MITCHELL, SMITH, TEAL posted by Tracy Lauderdale on Wednesday, March 1, 2000

I'm looking for information on John SMITH'S first wife Aldy named HAYES She was killed by a train in 1892 left a daughter about 3 yrs old. He then married a Lula TEAL. Had 3 (?) children. She passed away then marreid a MITCHELL had 4 children. Moved to Winston Co. Al Any information would be apprecitaded Thank You Tracy

ANTIOCH, BAKER, HEARD, MCEACHERN, NUNNALLY, OWENS, TEDDER posted by Sharon D Spangler on Sunday, March 5, 2000

Am researching the McEACHERN, TEDDER, NUNNALLY, OWENS, HEARD, and BAKER, families. Have ancestors buried at ANTIOCH Church Cemetery in Heflin, AL. Also looking for information on an area listed as Kemps Creek. Any information would be appreciated.

KEITH, REILLY, RILEY, WILLINGHAM posted by Joan Keith Bonnett on Saturday, March 11, 2000

I am searching for information on my paternal grandmother, Mary Frances "Molly" WILLINGHAM. She was married to William Clayton KEITH who was born in Cleburne County, AL. They had the following known children: Essie, Clara Belle, William Claude, Dennis, Fred, Roscoe, Andrew. There may have been others. I remember as a child hearing that W.C. KEITH killed Mary Frances' father (his father-in-law) during an argument in St. Clair County, Ala. W.C. and Mary Frances then took the children to New Orleans where he later left her. She later married Austin RILEY (REILLY). She died in Birmingham, Alabama in 1950. I think she may have been born in St. Clair County, Alabama. I have no other information and any lead will be appreciated. Thank you,

SAMS posted by Margaret Tarrant on Sunday, March 12, 2000

I am looking for information on Benjamin Riley SAMS. He was supposedly born in 1861 in Muscadine (Cleburne Co.), AL. I would like to know who his parents were, any siblings or other family members, etc. Please help!! I seem to have run into a dead end!

COUEY, GREEN posted by merel / Norton/ Harris on Thursday, March 16, 2000

Trying to find Parents of David William COUEY B. abt. 1849 M. Mary Ann GREEN abt. 1808. Both were born in Alabama. They had a daughter named Georgia A. COUEY b. 1869 in Arkansas. Both David COUEY and Mary GREEN are buried in Oklahoma. Anyone out there who can help me find out what their parents names were will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Merel

AYERS, AYRES, JONES, MINSHEW posted by Wayland C. Ayers on Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Searching for any information on the families of Millander JONES or Millender JONES or Milliner JONES.Also Daniel AYERS or Daniel AYRES and Sarah MINSHEW. Daniel and Sarah married on the 27th of January 1882 at the home of M. JONES.Daniel being under age had to get consent from his mother Mary J. Cartwright. Sarah,at the age of 18 by proof made by Milender JONES. This marriage was in the County of Clebure in the state of Alabama. Millender JONES is listed in the 1850-1860 and the 1870 census of Carroll County, Georgia. Anyones help about these families will be appreciated.

PEARSON posted by Dave Larrimore on Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Sunny Slope, AL Anyone know where this was/is? Looking for a PEARSON ancestor who moved from Marlboro Co., SC to this location. Can't find it on any maps I have, Mapquest, or even USGIS site.

HUMPHRIES, MCDONALD posted by Joyce M. McRimmon on Sunday, March 26, 2000

I am searching for the parents of Martha Ophelia HUMPHRIES. She was married to a Charlie L. MCDONALD. They married January 4, 1880 in Cleburne Co. I understand she had a twin, named Felix. Charlie's father was Francis M. MCDONALD. Thanks, Joyce

BROWN posted by Linda Rohrer on Tuesday, March 28, 2000

I'm looking for information on Edward BROWN and Sarah BROWN. They was listed on the Al. census,in 1850 Benton Co.,1860 Calhorn Co.,and 1870 Cleburne Co. They had the following children: William R., Z. Washington, Thomas B., Joseph, Sarah, Nancy and Jeramiah. They had come from Gwinnett Co. Ga. Any information would be apprediated.

CALHOUN, COSPER, SIMS posted by Sarah Johnson on Saturday, April 8, 2000

Seeking information on GGG Grandparents, William SIMS and his wife, Sarah CALHOUN. Their daughter, Margaret SIMS, married William M. COSPER, Jr., who died in the Civil War. Margaret and William COSPER, Jr. were my GG Grandparents.

DOBBS, MALONE posted by Lue J. Allred on Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Researching Thomas Jefferson DOBBS and wife Molly MALONE. They moved to Heflin from KY. Known children are: Newton DOBBS, George DOBBS, Bennett DOBBS.

HOSEY, SKINNER posted by Rhonda Cash on Wednesday, April 19, 2000

I am looking for any information on Silas SKINNER who lived in Cleburne County in the mid 1800's. I think his wife was named Sarah HOSEY. Their daughter was named Roxie. If you have any information on them please e-mail me! Thanks a bunch Rhonda

BARNES, CAIN, HUGGINS, LORREN, MORRIS, MULLINS, PUCKETT posted by J. B. Lorren on Saturday, April 22, 2000

LORREN, John Marion
BARNES, Nancy Lou Venie
BARNES, Missouri
BARNES, James Martin
LORREN, James Breckenridge
LORREN, Emmitt
CAIN, Lovella
HUGGINS, Annie Lou

BARNES, CAIN, HUDGINS, KNIGHTON, LARREN, LORREN, MORRIS, POLLARD, PUCKETT posted by J. B. Lorren on Saturday, April 22, 2000

I am searching for any decendent of Jerimiah KNIGHTON. He married Julie Ann POLLARD. He lived in Cleborne County, Alabama about 1850. I am also interested in hearing from decendents of the LORREN or LARREN family who are from Cleborne County, Alabama. Possibly Lovella CAIN, John Marion LORREN, Nancy Lou Venie BARNES LORREN, Rosie Mullins PUCKETT, Annie Lou HUDGINS, Annie Mae LORREN MORRIS, Sam LORREN, Martha Jane LORREN.

DODSON, FULLER posted by Calvin Little on Sunday, April 30, 2000

I need the parentage of Salina DODSON, daughter of Edmund DODSON and Rebecca FULLER. Salina was born in Nov.,1818, and got married in Oct 1845. She was already married in the first Census had the people living in a house-hold so I need to find out if her initial was listed on the 1840 Census. Of Course, if I could find a 'will' by Edmund DODSON it will help. Thanks, Calvin Little
FLOYD posted by Charles Faust on Monday, May 1, 2000

Looking for relatives of John Benjamin FLOYD, b. ca. 1845, d. 2 Sept 1928 in Piedmont, Cleburne Co, AL. Buried at Mt. Springs Cemetery, Cherokee Co. AL.

CANKS, TURNER, WILLEM posted by Darrell Turner on Wednesday, May 10, 2000

James TURNER, son of John TURNER and Sara CANKS of Benton and later Cleburne counties was my gg-grandfather. He was married to Nancy WILLEM of Randolph county, Al.? He was known in the area as "Big Jim". I am seeking information about he and his family. His father was legislator from Benton and store owner. James was a farmer. I believe he owned land at one time in an area south of what is now Heflin, Al. Son of James was John Holloway TURNER. J H was my g- granddad. Thanks for any help.

HOWEL, MCEACHERN, MORRIS, PRITCHARD, TEAGUE posted by Ed Easlick on Sunday, May 28, 2000

MCEACHERN, MORRIS, HOWEL, PRITCHARD, TEAGUE, et al associated: Archibald MCEACHERN, b. 1808, at sea, and chilren from Robeson Co., NC, via Pike County, GA; Hilliard MORRIS and brother Hardy out of Hall County, GA. Archibald in Barbour County by 1860. Archie's son Malcolm m. Louisa TEAGUE, their son Benjamin (b.1869) m. Hilliard's daughter, Martha Evelyn MORRIS (b. 1867, GA). Glad to share what I have.

GAINES, MADDOX posted by ed hale on Sunday, June 11, 2000

I'm looking for any information on a James Henry GAINES, who married a Catherine MADDOX. Their children were Thomas Obadiah GAINES, Ruth GAINES, and possibly a Lum or Lon GAINES

BLOND posted by Bernice J Donoghue on Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Looking for any BLOND family members. The family also resided in Fulton and Rockdale Cos GA.

GAINES, MEANS posted by Phyllis L. King on Thursday, June 15, 2000

I'm researching the siblings of James T. GAINES s/o William F. GAINES and Elizabeth MEANS GAINES. I would like to learn more on these siblings : Mary Ann b. 1827 ; Adaline L. b.1830; Rutha E. b. 1835 ; Edie Louisa b.1838 ( TWIN ) ; Lucinda b.1838 ( TWIN ) ; Henry Franklin b. 8-16-1848 (TWIN ) ; Robert Francis b. 8-16-1848 ( TWIN );and possibly Martha Jane/I. b. 1849 .Any help with this would be very appreciated . I would like to find out for once and all if Martha Jane/I. on the 1870 Al. census is a child of this family or not as she does not show up on the 1850 census of AL.

GENTRY, LANGLEY, SHELLNUT posted by Glenda Gentry Spears on Sunday, June 18, 2000

I am searching for information on Joseph R. GENTRY b.1827 and d. Oct. 2, 1895. He married Mary E. LANGLEY on Jan 7 1849 in Campbell Co., GA. They were both born in GA. Their children include: James Wyatt b. May 16 1853, Elizabeth b. 1858, Amanda Bell b. 1860, Phoebe b. 1867. I have a copy of a land record showing Joseph R. as being in Cleburne Co., AL in 1879. Supposedly they died in the early 1900's in AL. Mary's brother, James Wyeth LANGLEY married Eatha Malinda SHELLNUT, who was the daughter of John SHELLNUT, who was the son of Elizabeth Gentry and Andrew Shelnut. Elizabeth is the gggranddaughter of the Nicholas GENTRY, the immigrant.

BABER, EDWARDS, HURT posted by Jeffrey L. Martin on Friday, June 30, 2000

I am looking for information on Dr. James P. HURT b. c1846 and his wife, Mary M. L. EDWARDS b. c1852. James was born in GA but was in Cleburn Co. AL (Edwardsville) by 1876 when he married (James BABER bondsman). The 1910 census lists James P. HURT as a general practice physician. James & Mary had 6 children but only 4 living by 1910. Their only known children were Homer Julius HURT b. 1882-1885 and Bertha HURT b. c1890.

COOK posted by Ralph Cook on Wednesday, July 5, 2000

COOK - Looking for the gravesites of Robert and Jane Byram COOK. Robert (b. abt 1810) and Jane (b. abt 1805) came to Ranburne, AL area around 1840. They came from Mecklenburg Co., N.C. to West Georgia in the 1830's then to Alabama. Any information on these graves or the ancestors of these would be greatly appreciated.

GROOVER, MCDANIAL posted by ROSS GROOVER JR> on Sunday, July 9, 2000

My dad was Ross GROOVER and my grandfather Martin GROOVER. Dad was born in Cleburn county on August 15, 1904. He told me that his mother was Cherokee and she passed away when he was six years old. (1910) I seem to recall dad saying her mauden name was MCDANIAL. I would like to know about her if someone can verify this would you please contact me Ross Groover Jr. Thanks. email:

OLIVER, THOMPSON posted by Wanda on Tuesday, July 11, 2000

OLIVER -- need info on T. Y. (Yancy) OLIVER (b.1817 S.C. d. 1884 Al). wife Mary Catherine (b.1828 Al. d.1903) Al. children: Margaret (b.1844) -James A. (b.1859) and Sarah (b.1861) need to find the parents of T.Y. and Mary and any information on Margaret and Sarah. James A. was my ggfather so I have info for him. Sarah possibly married a J. T. THOMPSON in 1880 Etowah Co. Looking for info on Thomas Allen OLIVER (b.1822 N.C.or S.C.) This could possibly be the brother of T.Y.? Any information on these OLIVER families would be a great help. Thanks, Wanda

DIAL, THOMAS posted by Tom Dial on Sunday, July 23, 2000

George W. DIAL and his wife Cynthia Caroline DIAL (nee THOMAS) lived in Fruithurst, Cleburne Co. AL for many years. Their children were all born there and also some grandchildren, including Homer DIAL, my grandfather. I am looking for any information regarding the deaths of George and Cynthia and where they are buried.

CARTER, COOK posted by Sherry Osburn on Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Can someone please tell me where Rocksprings Cemetery is in Cleburn County, AL? My great aunt Rosa Lee COOK CARTER, the wife of Robert CARTER, died in Hightower 28 Feb 1932 and the above information is on her death certificate. Thanks!! Sherry in Georgia m/~osburn/cook.html

ANDERSON, WISENER posted by John Gale on Friday, July 28, 2000

Looking for information on a Jesse James WISENER. Had three sons Thomas, William and Jesse Harold who was born in July 1927 in Cleburn Co.. Married a Sarah Alice ANDERSON but I believe this was after his first wife died. I do not think she was the birth mother of any of the childred. Later moved to Texas. Need info on Parents, Siblings, Etc. Any help appreciated
CALDWELL, POOLE, STRIPLIN posted by Cynthia Vogel on Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Looking for informationon Allen C. CALDWELL and wife Tabitha POOLE who came to Arbacoochee, then in Randolph Co. now Cleburne Co. ca 1832 from South Carolina. Also looking for information on William Franklin CALDWELL and wife Margaret STRIPLIN.

CARACTOR, CARRICKER, CHARACTER, MCCLAIN, MORRISON posted by La Velle Hester Blackwell on Sunday, August 6, 2000

Searching for families who lived in Cleburn Co.

DEWBERRY posted by Bettie Dewberry on Sunday, August 13, 2000

Looking for Friendship Church with cemetery in Cleburne county. Possibly have relative buried their. Name of Mary Ann DEWBERRY, died about 1905. Any help in locating this church would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bettie

DICKENSON, DICKERSON, GLENN posted by Heather Glenn on Sunday, August 13, 2000

Looking for GLENN, James Wiley m. DICKENSON/DICKERSON Jane. Mid 1800's. They lived in Cleburne County, according to my father James William GLENN who is their grandson. (B. 1930's) James Wiley GLENN M. Jane Dicke(r)(n)son children: Lester Patrick O'Brien James Wiley Glenn m. unknown Children: male Any information would be appreciated. THanks, --H

HARDIGREE, HATFIELD, SKINNER posted by Patricia Wright on Wednesday, August 23, 2000

I am looking for the parents of Francis Marion SKINNER and Mary Ann HATFIELD. If anyone can give me that information please contact me at I am the daughter of Horace H. SKINNER Sr, granddaughter of James Francis SKINNER and Martha Iva HARDIGREE.

BENNETT, COFFEY, DAVIS, GRIFFIN, WARREN, WATKINS posted by Sandra Otos on Wednesday, August 23, 2000

WATKINS, COFFEY, BENNETT, WARREN, DAVIS -- I am looking for information on the WATKINS of Cleburne. James, Andrew G., Walton, Matthew, and John G. WATKINS were in Cleburne. What was the relationship between them? John G. WATKINS was my ggg grandfather, and I always believed James was his father, but I read in a history of Cleburne Co. that James was his grandfather.The G. in his name stood for Griffin. I believe James WATKINS m. Mary GRIFFIN of Rowan, NC. Abner COFFEY was also a gg grandfather, and John Franklin BENNETT was a gg grandfather, and Phoebe Warren COFFEY was a gg grandmother. Any info appreciated. Willing to share what I have already. Sandy

DEFREESE, EDMONDSON, HUDGENS, SMITH posted by Judy Hudgens Muscato on Thursday, August 31, 2000

I am trying to locate information on N. C. HUDGENS, Lucinda DEFREESE HUDGENS, Joseph DEFREESE and Nancy EDMONDSON DEFREESE. N. C. HUDGENS married Lucinda DEFREESE in 1894 and they had one child, Joseph C. HUDGENS in April, 1895. N. C. HUDGENS died sometime between 1901 and 1904 and Lucinda married another gentleman by the name of Gabby SMITH. Lucinda's parents were Joseph DEFREESE and Nancy EDMONDSON DEFREESE. Joseph was either captured or killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 12, 1984. Does anybody have any information on them?

MORRISON posted by Billy Wayne Morrison on Wednesday, September 6, 2000

MORRISON, Wesley Allen b. 17 Aug 1836 d. 29 Aug 1902 in Cleburne Co. Al. Where is Cedar Creek Cemetery?

BARLOW, FERGUSON, PARKER, PRYOR posted by Karla on Friday, September 8, 2000

FERGUSON, PRYOR, PARKER, BARLOW -- I am researching John David FERGUSON, b. July 19, 1848, supposedly in Charleston according to an elderly relative. His father died early in life and his mother moved to GA. He wound up at Fruithurst and was married 2 or 3 times. Would like the names of his other wives and all his children. His second wife was Sarah Ann PRYOR, b. July 9, 1860 GA. They had several children together. Would like a complete list of all his children, including theirs. They had Paul FERGUSON, b. Oct. 6, 1896 AL who married Minnie Susan PARKER, daughter of George PARKER and Frances L. BARLOW, b. 1869. John David FERGUSON was a preacher there at Fruithurst for many years and is buried there as are probably many of his children. Any info. on this family will be appreciated. Thanks.

HUGHES, JARRELL, ROBERSONS posted by Pj on Monday, September 11, 2000

Looking for any JARRELL and HUGHES ancestors from Cleburne County around 1890-1910. Also any ROBERSONS. Willis Grady JARRELL married Sallie Jane / Sarah Jane HUGHES Son: Thomas Jefferson JARRELL died and buried in MS.

TOLBERT posted by Steve Musgrove on Friday, September 15, 2000

TOLBERT, Samuel. Looking for burial place and any history of Samuel TOLBERT, a Revolutionary War soldier who in 1838 purchased land in old Benton County, on the border of Cleburn and Calhoun Counties. He was listed in 1840 Census as 87 years old, living with wife and daughter.

AYRES, BLAKE, CURRIE, HIGGINBOTTAM, HOWLE, REYNOLDS, TRASH posted by Linda S.Ayres on Saturday, September 16, 2000


MEANS posted by Michele on Sunday, September 17, 2000

Estella MEANS born 11/1887 died 12/10/1937. Looking for info.

BOAK, MAYFIELD, REYNOLDS posted by Nancy Hall Hutchinson on Tuesday, September 19, 2000

REYNOLDS, Levi A - married Elizabeth MAYFIELD - Talladega 1839 I believe he may have been in that area before moving to Clay County - Lineville, Delta Area. Kenady (Kennedy) William migrated from Laurens Sc. with his wife Annie Bennett BOAK and 7 Children. He is on the Randolph Cty census in 1859 and in the Almond area of Clay Cty. He was in Civil waar along with his 4 boys. He dissapeared after coming home and was never heard from again. I believe he came to Alabama with other relatives, would like to know their names and locate Williams Father. Laurens old District 96.

COKER, CROW posted by Vera Clay Hamrick on Tuesday, September 19, 2000

I am trying to locate information on my ggrandfather, Jacob Napoleon (J. N.) CROW. He lived in Cleburne County, Alabama. He died in 1893, (probably in January) and is buried in Upper Cane Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. J. N. was married to Martha Ellen COKER, they had three children, Emmett Lee, Tennie Mae, and James Homer. Any information you could give me on the CROW or COKER families would be appreciated. I would be glad to share any information I have relative to these familes.

LITTLE, ROBERTS posted by Vera Clay Hamrick on Tuesday, September 19, 2000

I am trying find information on my husband's gggrandfather, Joshua ROBERTS. He was born in Albamarle County, Va. He later went to Jackson County, Georgia, where he married Anna LITTLE. In 1838 they moved to Oak Level, Alabama, Benton County, now Cleburne County, Alabama. Joshua and Anna are both buried in Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Cleburne County, Ala. Any information on Joshua ROBERTs' parents, and/or Anna LITTLE's parents would be appreciated. &

FOSTER, GAINES, HUDGENS, THOMPSON posted by Ms. Kyle F. Norton on Thursday, September 21, 2000

Columbus GAINES married Alis C. HUDGENS Dec 5, 1875 in Cleburne County AL. Their child, Ida GAINES, married James Amos THOMPSON. Their Child, Eva F. THOMPSON married Robert Henry FOSTER. Their child, James Thomas FOSTER is my Dad! I sure would appreciate your help, because I sure don't know much.... Thanx!

MAYO posted by Sandra Yuen on Saturday, September 23, 2000

MAYO, Benjamin or MAYO, Hardy P., looking for any records or info on the above.

HATFIELD, UNDERWOOD posted by Kenneth Underwood on Monday, September 25, 2000

My father was Luther Jackson UNDERWOOD, born sept. 4, 1906. Son of James J. UNDERWOOD and Virginia HATFIELD, in Cleburne Co. AL. Moved to Ga. between 1910 and 1920 Census.
BOYD, BOYDS, HOPPER, HOPPERS, SELF, SELFS, SMITH posted by Jo Ann Hopper on Sunday, October 1, 2000

Searching for information about HOPPERS, BOYDS, SELFS. John HOPPER married Mary SELF in 1821. She was the daughter of Presley SELF. I am seeking the parents and sibblings of John HOPPER. John and Mary HOPPER'S son George Mifflin Dallas HOPPER married Louisa BOYD, daughter of William M. and Mary Jane (SMITH) BOYD. I am also seeking information about the parents and family of William M. BOYD and Mary Jane SMITH.

BRIDGES, HAND posted by Wayne Hand on Monday, October 2, 2000

Researching the HAND families in Cleburne County. My GGGrandfather Joseph Sidney HAND , His wife Sarah BRIDGES HAND and several children are buried at the old Corinth Baptist Church.

HIGGINS, LANEY posted by Betty Higgins on Monday, October 2, 2000

I am looking for Benjamin LANEY (1804SC-1880AL) His daughter Elizabeth (born 1840) had two children Emily and Nancy. His grand-daughter Nancy Jane LANEY HIGGINS (1866-1943) married Robert Young HIGGINS. She is listed as a widow in the 1900 census of Cleburne County with four children. She later moved to Randolph/Clay county, AL. I am trying to find out who her father was and where her husband Robert Young HIGGINS is buried in Cleburne County. And how he died (suppose to have died while working on the railroad near Muscadine).

BOYD, SMITH posted by Jo Ann Hopper on Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Searching for parents of William BOYD(1822-1900). The 1870 census placed William BOYD in Cleburne County with his wife Mary Jane SMITH BOYD. William and Mary Jane married Feb. 5, 1843 in Meriwether County, GA. I have their children and some information about several of them. Any information about their parents and/or brothers and sisters will be greatly appreciated.

BROWN, WALKER, WOOD posted by william craig on Sunday, October 15, 2000

Any information on two great-great-grandfathers Isaac Newton WOOD of Shoal Creek, and Simeon V. BROWN of Chocoloca' communitys. Isacc WOOD was from Pickens Co. S.C. and came to Alabama after 1866, . Simeon BROWN was the son of Ransom BROWN ,teacher, farmer, justice of the peace for the Edwardsville area circa,1860, Simeon was the son-in-law of James Tyre WALKER of Gwinnett Co. Ga. circa 1860.

NELSON, WADDELL posted by Todd Waddell on Sunday, October 15, 2000

Am looking for information on Newton Nathaniel WADDELL, born in Cleburne County, Alabama, b. August 1870, Married Joanna Elizabeth NELSON, b. May 1872, also of Cleburne County, married Dec 25, 1891. One of their sons was my grandfather Elmer WADDELL, Born August 1900. His siblings were: Herbert, Acie, Jewell, Hazel, Marie, and Luke. Please help if you have any info on the above, either NELSONs or WADDELLs, or how I can check into Cleburne County records.

DAVIS, GUNTER, PENNY posted by Mack Davis on Monday, October 30, 2000

DAVIS, PENNY, GUNTER -- William Jefferson DAVIS married Rebecca Elvira PENNY April 1, 1877 in Hall County Ga. They moved to Cleburne county Al. between 1883 and 1885. They settled in the Bells Mills community and lived their until he died on May 6, 1937. William and Rebecca along with several of their children are buried at Pine Grove Baptist Church, off Hwy 46. I am trying to locate his parents: Father: Lewis DAVIS, and mother: Mary Ann Amanda GUNTER. Lewis evidently died between 1856 (birth of last child William) and 1860 census. Mary Ann Amanda and children are living with her parents: Allen and Priscilla GUNTER of Hall County Ga. Census. Any info on Lewis, place of burial, and his parents names would be appreciated. Grandson of William, Mack A. Davis

ANDRESS, BENNETT, COFFEY, DAVIS, GRIFFIN, MARTIN, WARREN, WATKINS, WOOD posted by Sandra Otos on Thursday, November 2, 2000

COFFEY, WATKINS, DAVIS, MARTIN, BENNETT, GRIFFIN, WOOD, ANDRESS -- I am looking for any information on these surnames. My gg grandparents settled Benton Co. in 1837. They were Abner COFFEY and Phoebe WARREN, and Nancy Catherine WATKINS and John Franklin BENNETT. Thanks. Please email me. Sandy Otos

LAMINACK, THOMPSON, TUGGLE posted by Joseph Tuggle on Thursday, November 9, 2000

Looking for information on my grandparents, Henry THOMPSON and Ada Elizabeth LAMINACK THOMPSON who lived in Cleburne county. Any information on Henry's and Ada's ancestry will be greatly appreciated. I am the son of their daughter, Lois Elaine THOMPSON TUGGLE.

BRADFORD, DODD posted by Lana Floyd on Thursday, November 9, 2000

BRADFORD, DODD of Randolph and then Cleburne County AL in the mid 1800s. My ancestors, Joseph Washington DODD and Elisabeth BRADFORD DODD were married in Gwinnett County GA about 1843, moved to Randolph about 1860 and showed up in Cleburne in 1870. I think some of her relatives may have moved along with them. Elisabeth was b. about 1820 in Fairfield District, SC. I would like to exchange information with other researchers and am especially interested in following up on the BRADFORD line at this time.

HORTON posted by Margie Scogin on Sunday, November 12, 2000

I found Abner HORTON on 1870 Census for Cleburne County, and wondered if anyone could give me info on this man. ON the 1860 Choctaw County, MS census, he is age 60, married to Ester age 36, born in SC. This indicates that he may have been married twice. Am looking for the possible first wife of Abner and any children he may have had with her. Thanks for any info, Margie Scogin

EZELL, THACKERSON posted by Charlene Baxter on Sunday, November 12, 2000

Searching for THACKERSONs in Cleburne Co, AL (Oak Level area). Two of the sons of Richard & Lucinda THACKERSON married daughters of Joseph & Cynthia EZELL. This family was probably in the Oak Level area from c. 1845-1890. May have moved to Sand Mountain or Texas. Any help appreciated. -- Charlene

GAITHER posted by Carol on Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Would someone with access to the Cleburne County 1850 census please check for a GAITHER family with a son named Milton Marcus who would be about 19 years old? Would be happy to do a lookup for you in exchange.

BENTLEY, BRIMER, CAMPBELL posted by Martha Thrasher on Wednesday, November 29, 2000

I am interested in sharing notes with anyone on the family of J.W. BRIMER and Elizabeeth BENTLEY BRIMER family. My line is through his son Solomon David BRIMER who married Allie Josephine CAMPBELL. Martha

BOBO, CAMPBELL, COLEMAN, MCCALL, TURNER posted by Martha Thrasher on Wednesday, November 29, 2000

I am interested in sharing notes with anyone researching the family of Henry CAMPBELL and Ann BOBO CAMPBELL. Henry and Ann was born abt. 1790 in Laurens Co. South Carolina, who later moved into Cleburne Co. area. Known children are: William (Bill) bo. abt. 1812 who married Amanda [Unknown] and moved to Texas, Henry Jefferson bo abt. 1818 who married Eliza Louise MCCALL, Nancy Caroline bo abt. 1819 who married Valentine COLEMAN, Adeline bo abt. 1832 ,and Francis Marion abt. 1834 who maried Jane TURNER. My line is through Henry Jefferson and Eliza MCCALL. Their children are William Jefferson , Charlie Marion, Lawrence Henry and Nickolas George, possiblly two other children by the names of James and Julia. Martha

DAUGHTERY, KING, UNDERWOOD posted by Sherry Carlyle on Thursday, November 30, 2000

KING -- Need information on my great-grandfather, Marshall KING (December 1900 - January 1962). His parents were James KING and Ada DAUGHTERY. Once married to Katie UNDERWOOD. This family is from Cleburne County, Alabama.
BLALOCK, DALTON, MCELVANA posted by Ann Harmon on Saturday, December 2, 2000

I am looking for any information on Mary Martha DALTON BLALOCK born about 1856.Mary married Francis Marion MCELVANA and was listed in the 1900 Census in Jefferson County. She married Francis in Cleburne County about 1875. They had the following children: Margaret born June 1879, Bertha Pearl born June 1884, Jessie born December 1886, Lela born July 1894, Roscoe C. born October 1896 and Dewey born May 1900.Anyone with any information can contact me at

PERRY posted by Lisa on Sunday, December 3, 2000

PERRY - I have found a land patton for Cleburne Co, AL. The date is Oct. 1, 1860 and the name on the patton is Joshua PERRY. My great-great grandfather was Joshua M. PERRY and he was born in 1832 in SC and I'm trying to find out if this is my Joshua or another. His father and mother were William and Elizabeth PERRY both from AC. The land record says: Joshua PERRY Date:01 10 1860 Location: AL

PERRY posted by Lisa on Sunday, December 3, 2000

PERRY- I have found a land patton for Cleburne Co, AL. The date is Oct. 1, 1860 and the name on the patton is Joshua PERRY. My great-great grandfather was Joshua M. PERRY andhe was born in 1832 in SC and I'm trying to find out if this is my Joshua or another. His father and mother were William and Elizabeth PERRY both from AC. The land record says:
Joshua Perry
Date:01 10 1860
Location: AL
Document#: 22750
Serial#: AL3380_.482
Acres: 40.0300
Meridian or Watershed: HUNTSVILLE
Parcel: Township 14S, Range 11E, Section 22
If you can help me It would be greatly appreciated!

BADGETT, DAVIS, RIDDLE posted by Sue Soto on Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Searching for BADGETTs in Cleburne County Alabama (Oak Level area). The Son of James BADGETT and Elizabetg (RIDDLE) BADGETT, (Joseph) married Rosie DAVIS in 1896. This family was probably in the Oak Level rea from 1835 - 1896.

BROOKS, HARPER, JORDAN, MCELROY, OWEN, SOMERVILLE, SOMMERVILLE, TANNER posted by Julie on Wednesday, December 27, 2000

OWEN, HARPER, BROOKS, MCELROY, TANNER, JORDAN, SOMERVILLE -- I am looking for any info on these families! Alice OWEN is m. Alex HARPER, lived around the Edwardsvill ~ Trickum Valley area and are burried near Happy Hill Cemetery. Rev. Wm. MCELROY and wife Sarah donated the land for Mt. Paron Baptist Church, he was also the first pastor there. R.J and Julie SOMMERVILLE TANNER were from the Marrs Hill area and are burried in Marrs Hill Cemetery. James M. and Nancy Ann OWEN burried State Line Cemetery.If you have any info on any of these people please email me right away! These are all my grandparends except James and Nancy JORDAN, they are my husbands grandparents.As you can see my roots run deep in Cleburne County,Alabama!Thanks for your time!

CHANDLER, HARRIS posted by Terry Davison on Saturday, December 30, 2000

Looking for information for Malita HARRIS and Matilda CHANDLER Listed on the 1870 CleburneCo,Census



Last Update Friday, 21-Nov-2014 23:40:51 EST

MSGenWeb State Coordinator

ALGenWeb State Coordinator: Ann Allen Geoghegan
ALGenWeb Asst. State Coordinator: Jeff Kemp
Copyright 2010 by the ALGenWeb Team. All
rights reserved. Copyright of submitted items
 belongs to those responsible for their authorship or
creation unless otherwise assigned.