QUERIES - 2007

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Thanks,  Pat M. Mahan

Hatton Elementary School
From: Kim Patterson
Date: 1 Jan 2007
I am looking for information regarding the original Hatton Elementary School in Colbert County. I believe it started in the early 1900's. If you have any information please let me know.
Kim Patterson

From: Anne Thrasher
Date: 4 Apr 2007
     I am searching for information about Mary Ellen (Allison) Corsbie. She married Oscar Corsbie. She passed away 1987. I haven't been able to find any information on her parents names. I do know she had at least two brothers. Jasper and John Allison. I have been told she was 1/2 blood Cherokee. I would appreciate any information anyone could give me. Thank You

From: Diane Chandler
Date: 5 May 2007
     I am looking for any information available on John R. McDonald, born May 1899 in McNairy Co., TN and moved into Sheffield and surrounding areas between 1900-1910. His father was James E. McDonald and his mother was Lucinda Unknown-McDonald. Lucinda died somewhere during the interim between 1900-1905 and her children were moved to Alabama to be near relatives.
     In the 1910 Census of Colbert Co., AL, Sheffield Ward 5, Dist. 18, John McDonald, aged 20 and born in TN is listed as the head of the household with three younger sisters living within the household. His occupation was a blacksmith in a railroad shop. The younger sisters where Lula, who later married Arthur E. Jackson; Ellen, who later married Joe T. Dhority; and Ollie of whom I know little.
     If you have information on this family, I would be most grateful to exchange emails with you. John is the half-brother to my grandfather, James Herbert McDonald, born 1908 in Hardeman Co., TN and the child of James E. McDonald’s second marriage to Nancy Victoria K. Allen. However, James died sometime between the time Nancy became pregnant with Herbert and the time of his birth on 18 Dec 1908.
     Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to help me.
Diane Chandler

From: Linda Jolly
Date: 9 May 2007
I am looking for information on the Furnace Hill district of Sheffield Alabama and the family of Jolly's that lived there. My great grandfather James M. Jolly and family lived there in 1908-1930's. Two son's Wade Wate Jolly was a labor worker and James Herbert Jolly worked at the Liberty cafe. Daughter Mary worked as a telephone operator at Southern Bell. Does anyone have information on Luther B. Jolly also of Furnace Hill? he was a foremen at the Sheffield Iron works. Linda Jolly

From: Micki Burleson
Date: 11 Jun 2007
Looking for Information on Rebecca J. Gray age 32, living in Rock Creek, Colbert County, in 1880 Census. Living with her is Lucy Gray, age 68, her mother-in-law and children Bell Gray age 11, Andrue C. Gray, age 10, William Gray, age 9, John L Gray age 7. What was Rebecca's maiden name. She is living in Frankfort in 1870 with husband John I. Gray. Believe she is the living in Tarrant County, Texas in 1920 with her son William Turner Gray. What happened to the other children listed?

From: morgan5057
Date: 12 Sep 2007
Looking for a death date and burial place in Colbert County (Tuscumbia) for Thomas B. COLEMAN. Thomas COLEMAN was born in VA in November 1832 and was shown on the 1900 census living in Tuscumbia with sons James (1885) and Joseph (1888). Thomas B. Coleman was a Confederate pensioner from the Civil War.

From: Billy Smith
Date: 31 Oct 2007
          GRISSOM/GRISHAM, Charles Anderson ? b. abt. 1823 in TN. Listed in 1860 Census, Calhoun, Gordon County, GA as Anderson Grisham. Listed in 1870 Census, Newburg, Colbert County, AL as Charley Grisham. Listed in 1880 Census, Beat 10, Saints, Colbert County, AL as Anderson Grissom. Household included Orleana b. abt. 1841 in GA. Nancy b. 1845 in GA; Samuel b. 1865 in AL; William b. 1867 in AL; Clabord b. 1873 in AL; James b. 1880 in AL; Charley b. 1862 in AL. Willing to share information. GRISSOM/GRISHAM, W. C. (Billy) b. 1865 in TN. d. 1947 in Colbert County, AL. Wife Susan V. Fulps b. 1871 in TN. d. 1921 in Colbert County, AL. Tracing ancestors of Billy Grisham. Also seeking information on Susan's Mother Nancy Gunn Fulp. Willing to share information.     Return email address:

From: Stephen Nicklas
Date: 28 Nov 2007
     Could anyone help me in contacting the church in Mhoontown to locate
some in info on the following 2 persons buried in their cemetery?
Thanks alot - Steve Nicklas

John Thomas "JT" Collumm  28 Dec 1844 in Burlson Franklin Co. Al
                                            to 3 July 1944
Married to
Amanda M Hall          15 April 1850 to 31 October 1914 Colbert Co. Al

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