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Name: Denese Walters <denesew@horizonpackaging.com>
Date: 2006-11-27
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1830's
Comments:
I need information on the Winston's of Dekalb Co. There were two brothers William O. and John. William built the Winston Place in Valleyhead. I need information on them. I also need to know the name of the slaves they brought with them from Virginia. Also John sold some slaves to build his house at the foot of Sand Mt. Any information on black and white winston's in that area would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Debbie Painter <dpaint@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-22
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's
Comments:
I am researching PAINTER, HARBOUR, REED and SLATON.
 

Name: Elizabeth McClendon <spanishgrad2003@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-01
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? researching
Comments:
My name is Elizabeth McClendon. I am researching my husband's geneology. I am a graduate of UTEP with a bachelors in history. This is extremely important to me. It is my passion to complete this for my new family and keep for future generations to use.
 

Name: teresa (mullins) dickson <dcoach1264@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? born in fort payne
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
looking for mullins, chambers, bloodworth, williams , wooten, morris
 

Name: karen dean <karendean05@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? late 1700's
Comments:
I am looking for information on the DEANS. JOHN DEAN AND HIS WIFE, AND WILLIAM DEAN AND HIS WIFE, are buried at a small cemetery about one mile south of Seqouya Caverns. I can't remember the name of it. There are also many of the Troxel family there. John and his son William Dean are found on the Cherokee (Hester) Rolls. Some of the DEANS are buried at VALLEY HEAD CEMETERY.
 

Name: karen dean <karendean05@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? late 1700's
Comments:
I am looking for information on the DEAN, BLEVINS,AND TROXEL families. Thomas Dean and wife Lucretia are buried near the state park near the Valley Head Cemetery. there are several other DEANS AND TROXELS buried at the little cemetery near Sequoya Caverns. And some of the BLEVINS' are buried at the Deerhead Cove Cemetery.
 

Name: Laurie Brockman <blaurie@okstate.edu>
Date: 2006-05-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1777- possibly before
Comments:
I'm looking for information about an Alexander Campbell, an officer in the British military during the Revolutionary War and an agent to the Cherokee. His headquarters were in Willstown. Other of my family names from DeKalb County include Horton, Malone and Davis.
 

Name: Margaret Woodall Howard <margi9192@centurytel.net>
Date: 2006-05-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1900 thru 1920
Comments:
Martin putman Smith and Sarah Ailene Milwee lived there for
many years both my Great Grandfather West and his wife
Minnie Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Martin and Sarah)
lived there.

I am looking for anyone who might be related to these people or know someone who knew them many years ago.

 

Name: Kaleta Torti <kwtorti@gilanet.com>
Date: 2006-05-03
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1825
Comments:
Looking for N.R. Wommack
 

Name: Letha Rice <cwr@texasonline.net>
Date: 2006-02-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County I was born there
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
I was born in Dekalb Co alabama my mother was a McCreless and my Dad last name was Stone
 

Name: Letha Rice <cwr@texasonline.net>
Date: 2006-02-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County I was born there
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
I was born in Dekalb Co alabama
 

Name: Cheryl Clark Owens <owens@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2006-02-21
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1700's
Comments:
Looking for info on James Malachi Owens B.11/26/1881. Family may have came from Tennessee or Kentucky. We know he is buried at New Home Cem. Hwy.40 DeKalb Co.Al. d.08/23/1965. no other info found so far,appreciate any help. thanks great site!!
 

Name: Cheryl Clark Owens <owens@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2006-02-21
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1700's
Comments:
Looking for info on James Malachi Owens B.11/26/1881. Family may have came from Tennessee or Kentucky. We know he is buried at New Home Cem. Hwy.40 DeKalb Co.Al. d.08/23/1965. no other info found so far,appreciate any help. thanks great site!!
 

Name: Mackie Carson <mcarson21@charter.net>
Date: 2006-02-09
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1880 or earlier
Comments:
My Great Grandfather Thomas O. Carson (Born 1854), son of James M. Carson, spouse to Josephine Rooks (Rucks) identified in census of Dekalb Cty 1880. Anyone having any info on Thomas or Josephine please email me.
 

Name: Sylvia <nanny0221@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850s
Comments:
Looking for parents of Thomas W. Stephens b. 1880 AL and spouse Mary Velma (James?) b. 1885 AL. Was Thomas adopted? I think Lana Floyd may be related to my in-laws. Thanks, your site is great!
 

Name: Jewell Smalley <slygonut@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Mid to late 1800's
Comments:
Trying to find my grandmother's burial place which is somewhere in the area of the area which was known as Lathamville. Her name was Mary E. Copeland Teague
 

Name: Lindsey R. Blevins <lrblevins.1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-14
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1864
Comments:
Yes I lived on top of Sand Mountain, down an old dirt road, near Beaty Crossroads. I had many kinfolk in the area, in Fort Payne, Valley Head, and Ider. The Blevins, Beaty, Hall, and Otts are some of the ones that I'm kin to. I have lived in Texas since 1969, but I still feel like Alabama is still my home.

Thank you,
Lindsey, Blevins

 

Name: Lindsey R. Blevins <lrblevins.1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-14
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1976
Comments:
Yes I lived on top of Sand Mountain, down an old dirt road, near Beaty Crossroads. I had many kinfolk in the area, in Fort Payne, Valley Head, and Ider. The Blevins, Beaty, Hall, and Otts are some of the ones that I'm kin to. I have lived in Texas since 1969, but I still feel like Alabama is still my home.

Thank you,
Lindsey, Blevins

 

Name: Mickey Parker <mparker72@aol.com>
Date: 2005-12-10
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Unknown
Comments:
Researching Don & Estell Parker family
 

Name: Elena Dee Williams <ewilliam@ss.ca.gov>
Date: 2005-10-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? abt 1830
Comments:
Surnames:
Willingham
Willeford
Williford
Ward
Lindsay
Lindsey

 

Name: Bettye Weaver Bradsher <blweaverb102yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County passed though
What year was your earliest family here? 1840
Comments:
My gggrandfather came to DeKald Co. from TN in 1840. (With his family)His name was Joesph Madison Jones. He was struck by lighting in 1860, while at the courthouse. He was a tax assessor or sherrif. His wife was Rachel Walker Jones, half Cherokee Indian. They had 15 children. After Joesph's death she and four or five children came to AR where her oldest son and family lived. Thank you very much for your help, Bettye Weaver Bradsher
 

Name: Bettye Weaver Bradsher <blweaverb102yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County passed though
What year was your earliest family here? 1840
Comments:
My gggrandfather came to DeKald Co. from TN in 1840. (With his family)His name was Joesph Madison Jones. He was struck by lighting in 1860, while at the courthouse. He was a tax assessor or sherrif. His wife was Rachel Walker Jones, part half Cherokee Indian. They had 15 children. After Joesph's death she and for or five children came to AR where her oldest son and family lived. Thank you very much for your help, Bettye Weaver Bradsher
 

Name: Diane curtis <Diacur45@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1899
Comments:
family born in Dekalb
 

Name: Ronald Bruce <Bruce_Clan@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-10
What year was your earliest family here? 1845
Comments:
My line comes from the 2nd surviving son of Rev. Bailey Bruce and wife, Martha "Patsy" Gilliam, both of North Carolina. They first moved to Jackson County and then to DeKalb County where Rev. Bruce, a Baptist preacher helped build a Church, worked with the Indian population and served in the Alabama Legistation.

2nd son, Harris Gilliam Bruce, b. 1837 married Sarah Plemons of Gilmer County, GA. He married her while in the Confederate Army on 23 Sep 1863. Rev. Bruce had resided there in 1844 to build a church and already knew the Plemmons family of North Carolina.

After the war, H.G. Bruce, as he prefered to be called, and Sarah returned to Jackson County, where John Bailey Bruce, my Great Grandfather was born in 1867.

By 1880, John Bailey Bruce, at 13 had gone to live with his aged Grandparents. By this time, Harris and Sarah had 2 more children, Thomas D. Bruce, b. 1869 and William F. Bruce, b. 1872.

When Harris Gilliam Bruce died in 1873, Sarah returned to Gilmer County, GA with her 2 young sons. She married Creed Hipp in 1874 and later relocated to Whitfield County, GA. This seperation lead to family lore that John Bailey Bruce mistakenly was an only child.

William J. Bruce, in the Fall of 1900, married Lucy Jordan of Whitfield County, GA and had 4 children. Tragically, both William and Lucy died within 6 months of each other. Thomas D. Bruce who had already married, returned to Whitfield County in 1910 and took the 4 children with him to raise in Paris, Texas.

No one from the line of these 2 younger brothers have been able to trace their ancestry beyond 1880 Gilmer County. About 2 years ago an open message from "Jim Bruce" was posted on Ancestry.Com seeking information about his Grandfather, William F. Bruce. The email address "bruce2k@bellsouth.net" has since become invalid.

If anyone has a contact in "BellSouth.Net" and can secure the information on the above email account or has information to share on this family, Please email me direct.

 

Name: Robert M. Wilbanks IV <rmwiv@robertwilbanks.com>
Date: 2005-07-22
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? about 1856 or so
Comments:
My Wilbanks family settled in the Crossville-Geraldine area of Dekalb County around the mid 1850s. They attended the Old Macedonia Baptist Church where many are buried. Shadrack Wilbanks was possibly a minister there. When I was last there in the early or mid-1990s, a kinsman pointed out the Wilbanks burials as the whitewashed stones, making them virtually unreadable. I found the area to be very beautiful. Would love to come visit again sometime.

Robert M. Wilbanks IV
Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Name: caroline hodges <Hodg717@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1860
Comments:
family and descendants of Epps Wil(l)banks; Elizabeth Wil(l)banks Worley; L. Dove Wilbanks;
 

Name: Jesse Mason <jlmason@cei.net>
Date: 2005-06-04
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? Not sure my ggrandfather was born in 1837
Comments:
I am looking for my Great Grandfather John T Mason Born in 1837 My Grandfather was Charles W P Mason he was born in 1874 in Township 6 De Kalb AL.
 

Name: michael benefield <benefield7@tconline.net>
Date: 2005-05-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? born in fort payne
Comments:
been living in texas for many years; miss the old home town.also miss collinsville; still have many family in dekalb county .i was born in fort payne dec 6 1951.
 

Name: William E. Beason <williambeason@hot1.net>
Date: 2005-05-09
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? about 2000
Comments:
Beautiful place
 

Name: Theresa Sharp <trsharp3@netzero.com>
Date: 2005-04-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? don't know
Comments:
trying to find info on ancestors in DeKalb County
grandfather - William Doyal Sharp
great-grandfather - Calvin Martin Sharp
grandmother - Katie Myrtle Wilson
appreciate any information anyone has on these families
great website

 

Name: Theresa Sharp <trsharp3@netzero.com>
Date: 2005-04-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? don't know
Comments:
trying to find info on ancestors in DeKalb County
 

Name: Linda McLain <doug mclain23@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-26
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
I am searching for my Great Gr Grandmother Harriet Walker that lived in the Dade and Valley head area in the early 1850's and later in Morgan Co. Tn. She had a daughter Kittie Taylor Walker my great G'Mother that was born on 1859 in Dekalb Co. and married John Beene also from Dekalb Co. Any help from anyone will be appreciated as I am at a dead end.
 

Name: Deborah Peterson <DPete93@cs.com>
Date: 2005-04-02
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? around 1850
Comments:
Researching the Summers family line, specifically Matthew Summers and wife Elizabeth Isbell and their burial sites.
Any other information appreciated.

 

Name: twpyhr <ghturio@vfgrdeh.com>
Date: 2005-03-23
Comments:
t h n x
twpyhr

 

Name: John Wilson <Wilswayb@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-12
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? ca. 1870
Comments:
Enjoyed looking this site over.My great-grandfather was William Oliver Wilson of Sand Mountain.My grandparenta,Henry Gordon and Mary Elizabeth Rowan,lived in Ft.Payne.My father,William Oliver Wilson,grew up in Ft.Payne.I have some cousins living in the Ft.Payne area.
John Wilson
Sherman,Tx.

 

Name: joseph <starnesj1@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-02-27
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
looking for info onrelatives
 

Name: Laura York <Lauranat2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-15
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1845
Comments:
Surnames are York, Graham , and Adkins of Kentucky area.
William Dallas York born in 1845 Georgia ....is the earliest of my traceable line. He married Tennessee Graham in 1870 and continued the De Kalb lineage in the Sand mountain areas of ALA. and Georgia.

 

Name: lee lyle <casa594@cs.com>
Date: 2005-02-10
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes born there
Have you ever visited DeKalb County many times
What year was your earliest family here? unknown
Comments:
looking for info on a ann morton jackson, born @ 1932 in AL, lived in Henager in 1951, probably Sylvania high... any & all info past or present anxiously appreciated.
 

Name: Brenda Flint <flinthouse@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-01-31
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? yes
Comments:
I have extensive material on the Charley Bryant family who came to Alabama in 1874 or so from Anderson County SC and settled on a land grant recorded in Huntsville. Also several members of this family are burried at Harmony Baptist Church, I would like to survey this cemetary. Also would like to know of a class or info to help put together my info. thank you
 

Name: Brenda Flint <flinthouse@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-01-31
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? yes
Comments:
Do you have information regarding a class to help put together my research?
 

Name: Ellen Martin <emitmar@quixnet.net>
Date: 2005-01-24
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? poss 1830's
Comments:
Researching Reynolds/Estep families, with Cherokee ties.
 

Name: Cindy Wood <CAWood420@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1890
Comments:
Addison and Grubbs families
 

Name: Cindy Wood <CAWood420@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1890
Comments:
Looking for Addison and Grubbs families
 

Name: sue koger slatton <henagarautoglass@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2005-01-04
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
koger
 

Name: sue koger slatton <henagarautoglass@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2005-01-04
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
koger
 

Name: Sheila Peek <sk912@reynoldscable.net>
Date: 2005-01-04
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? Peek family 1764
Comments:
I am interested in researching information on the Peek family. My grandparent's was Eules and Ida Mae Peek who last lived at 1211 Watkins Ave. My father was Earl Peek. Anyone with information please email me.

Sheila Peek
sk912@reynoldscable.net

 

Name: Kristi <chrissndrl@aol.com>
Date: 2004-10-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1860
Comments:
Looking for PADGETT, MORROW, Family. My great great great grandfather is Thomas J PADGETT b 26 march 1840 married 31 July 1860 in Dekalb, Co. If any one has any information, please email me. Thank You. I am checking all the county sites, looking for anything. Thanks
 

Name: Jennifer West <kermitjenn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-20
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? NO
Have you ever visited DeKalb County NO
What year was your earliest family here? 1800s
Comments:
SURNAMES: BOLIN/WASHBURN

Looking for grave sites of BERCHIE BESSIE WASHBURN BOLIN Died 8 MAR 1936, her surviving husband ELBERT O. BOLIN married again to an IMOGENE(sp?). They are all in the same cemetary, ELBERT & IMOGENE(sp?) are buried near each other. BERCHIE's death certificate mentions HAMILTON CEM.
Any help is appreciated.

 

Name: Paulette Kocsak <paulette.kocsak@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-10-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? Before 1900
Comments:
Nettie Grace Tallent b.15 May 1900 d.12 July 1975 married Charles Freeman Richey d. about 1946 in encarceration for running moon shine. These are my grandparents. I've got most everything after them. Any help or suggestions on how to go about looking for their ancestors would be a big help. I live in Tulsa. We have great genealogical libraries in case anyone needs help with research from Oklahoma. Thanks, Paulette
 

Name: William E. O'Neal <woneal8@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-10-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? circa 1850
Comments:
My O'Neal ancestors migrated to DeKalb County about 1850 from Madison County, GA and points in TN. I have been researching my line in DeKalb and neighboring counties for several years. Some settled in Jackson County, others in Dade County, GA and Marion County, TN.


 

Name: LindaGannStiles <lcstiles49@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-09-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1904, or before
Comments:
I am searching for my GANN family. I recently found 2 land patents for DeKalb Co, filed in Huntsville in 1904 by John Gann and John W. Gann, and am hoping to make a connection here. My great grandfather was John GANN born in late 1860's-early 1870's, in AL. My great grandmother is Sarah WOOD GANN, born in AL. My grandfather is John William GANN, b:1896,d:1919 of typhoid fever at the Rall's Infirmary in Gadsden,Etowah Co.,AL at age 23.He worked for Gadsden Car Works at that time.My grandmother was Sabra Jane BURTTRAM b:1901 St.Clair Co.,married my grandfather either in 1917 or 1918,county unk. Where is Sand Mtn., I may possibly have had GANN family there.
 

Name: LindaGannStiles <lcstiles49@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-09-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1904, or before
Comments:
I am searching for my GANN family. I recently found 2 land patents for Etowah Co, filed in Huntsville in 1904 by John Gann and John W. Gann, and am hoping to make a connection here. My great grandfather was John GANN born in late 1860's-early 1870's, in AL. My great grandmother is Sarah WOOD GANN, born in AL. My grandfather is John William GANN, b:1896,d:1919 of typhoid fever at the Rall's Infirmary in Gadsden,Etowah Co.,AL at age 23.He worked for Gadsden Car Works at that time.My grandmother was Sabra Jane BURTTRAM b:1901 St.Clair Co.,married my grandfather either in 1917 or 1918,county unk. Where is Sand Mtn., I may possibly have had GANN family there.
 

Name: LindaGannStiles <lcstiles49@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-09-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1904 , I think.
Comments:
same as above, looking for Gann family, John GANN, Sarah WOOD GANN, John William GANN
 

Name: eleanor edmondson <gen-pics@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-05-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1840
Comments:
I am researching Gideon Graham and his wife Elizabeth Minnix.
 

Name: eleanor edmondson <gen-pics@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-05-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1840
Comments:
See above.
 

Name: devan painter <devan_painter@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-05
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1900
Comments:
Painter
 

Name: Ken Monts <ken.monts@austinenergy.com>
Date: 2004-03-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1838
Comments:
I am a descendant of Captain John Payne. I am trying to discover something about his origins before Fort Payne. Do you have any information? Thanks.
 

Name: Billie Pace Wingate <billie_wingate@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-01
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
Searching for Thomas Hamilton Lambert
 

Name: Vicki Talley Mccollum <jvmccnfam@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-26
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1830s
Comments:
Researching Sugar Jones line 1830s, Dr. David Smith and Elizabeth Ray 1830s; Joseph Carr and Margarett Vandergriff 1830s.
 

Name: ronald e brandon <reb_121@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? don't know
Comments:
brandon,yates,samples,fulghum,fraizer,infro
 

Name: janice watkins <mom2loveu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800 or sooner
Comments:
clyde thompson mary nell chambers
 

Name: Ben S. Hammonds <benshammonds@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1820's
Comments:
I am a descendent of Phillip Hamman, who is buried in the Valley Head Cem. My g-grandfather was born near Valley Head at Highpoint and is buried here in Bowie Co., Texas. I visited Dekalb Co., in October 2002.
Ben

 

Name: Joseph Hubbard <cokedude01@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-05
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? don't Know
Comments:
My parents Ganines L Hubbard and Annie Jo Davis is buried there my granparents also there too. I know that we used to own land there. I am looking for any and all information that I can find or where to look for information the next time I'm there
 

Name: Lamar Davis <chadot@hartcom.net>
Date: 2002-12-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? ???
Comments:
Searching for the family of Cooper Bennett Davis, moved from Franklin Co., GA to DeKalb Co., AL between 1860 and 1870. Please contact Lamar Davis, chadot@hartcom.net
 

Name: Judy Tate <Taterib@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-23
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? NO
Have you ever visited DeKalb County YES
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's
Comments:
I was surfing through the DeKalb website trying to find Stewart & Howell & Shrader info.

Judy Shrader Tate

 

Name: Jerry D. Stephens <JerryS4605@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
Comments:
I have a good picture of Lookout Mountain from the National Cemetery in Chattanooga looking over some tombstones with the Mountain in the background. I am willing to share this photo as long as you give me credit just email me and I will send the picture as an attached file.

Jerry D. Stephens

 

Name: Ron Meek <ronald_g_meek@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2002-06-02
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1825
Comments:
Researching William Maxwell 1807-1862, his wife Mariah is buried in Whitehall Cemetery, DeKalb Co.
 

Name: Joe Braly <pesagi@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-05-31
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1884
Comments:

I am researching the John Hadden and Nancy Olive (Day) IVY family. They moved to Dekalb about 1884 from Cheokee County GA. Great Uncle and aunts were born there. Oscar Lamar, dob 5 May 1885; Myra Ella, dob 9 Aug 1888, Coley Day and Isadora Mae born 26 May 1893. They moved to Indian Territory, now Garvin County, OK before birth of next child Emory Cecile, dob 28 Feb 1998

 

Name: Aaron Marshall Keith <vonaar@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2002-04-15
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? Civil War era and earlier
Comments:
My gggrandfather James Henry Keith lived and had seven sons in De Kalb county. His wife, Mary Jane Keith(Poe) died giving birth to the youngest son. She is buried in White Hall Cemetery.
If you are related to me or have any information about the Keiths' e-mail me anytime.

 

Name: Katherine E. Garrett <mikeyskat@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-04-01
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? around 1969
Comments:
I'm looking for some one who mite know my faimly.My mother name is Julia Garrett, My older sister lived (think on Look Out Mt.) or Sand Mt.). Her name is: Nana Long and Jr. Long. I'm also looking for Paul Meets. He may know something.
I was born Dec.23,1969. Named Katherine E. Garrett.

 

Name: Katherine E. Garrett <mikeyskat@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-04-01
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? around 1969
Comments:
great web.
 

Name: Teresa Brandon Robinson <frobinson47@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-03-26
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's
Comments:
Family surnames: Kirby, Brandon, Holifield, Hardeman, Sizemore, Izell, Painter, Chandler. Husbands Family surnames: Robinson, Fuller, Davidson, Heard, Roberts, Hayes, Butts, Blackwell.

I am looking for information on the Sizemore Family tree.My great-grandmother was Vesta Lula Sizemore Kirby. I don't know her parents names. Also my great-grandmother Francis M. Izell Hardeman. Would appreciate any information on her family.

 

Name: Teresa Brandon Robinson <frobinson47@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-03-26
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's
Comments:
Looking for family of Vesta Lula Sizemore!
 

Name: LaDonna Guttery <donaldguttery@powernet.org>
Date: 2002-03-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1856 ?
Comments:
My gggg grandfather, Benjamin Hugh Berry 1780-Nov 25,1856, is buried at the Old Harbour Cem. below Collinsville. His son, James Hamilton (Hamp) Berry owned what is now Morgan's Cove and Buck's Pocket. Hamp is buried in Morgan's Cove. I would love to have any history on the area?

Thanks,
LaDonna Guttery

 

Name: LaDonna Guttery <donaldguttery@powernet.org>
Date: 2002-03-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1780
Comments:
Repeat
 

Name: Tamara Bishop <demac@sosinet.net>
Date: 2002-02-22
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Mid 1800's or earlier
Comments:
My ancestors were Daniel Bishop, Malissa Millican, Martin Anthony and Cyntha, William Barkley. Oldest members of the Bishop family were Jesse Bishop and Agnes in DeKalb County, Cherokee County and St. Clair County.
 

Name: Katie Hammonds <kk_617@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes; all my life
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? My family has been here longer than I anyone can remember.
Comments:
this is a great web site, i will come back here again.
 

Name: Kristina S. Lang <ACACIAPLUM@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-01-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1863
Comments:
My family tree includes the following surnames: DODD, LANG, RICH, and VAUGHT.

My website: www.geocities.com/acaciaplum

 

Name: Selena Padgett <Selena81164@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
I am looking for Williams, Crumly and Goodridge.

Thanks

 

Name: ELOISE PREWITT <eprewitt@gulf-states.com>
Date: 2001-12-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
I would like to know about the Prewetts of Ft. Payne.
My ancestors were Abraham Prewitt from Knox Co. TN.His son John Welch Prewitt, my g,g,g,g,g grandfather, was one of Tuscaloosa County's pioneer settlers. Someone told me that there were some Prewetts in Ft. Payne, Alabama. I would like to get in touch with them. Thank you, Eloise Prewitt

 

Name: Shirley Buehler <srbuehler@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
Good website hosting!!!
 

Name: Larry Craze <lacraze@quixnet.net>
Date: 2001-11-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? about 1840
Comments:
Interested in information on the Craze family, settled the brow of Sand Mountain in the Henagar-Ider area.
 

Name: john pate <pjtap@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-10-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? born there,stayed a week
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? jessie baxter 1777
Comments:
Notice some family names feels great to have roots
 

Name: Pamela Robinson Osborne <ozzie002@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? ?
Comments:
Looking for Chandlers, Bethunes and Saffels and Whites.
 

Name: Molene Greenwood <moleneg@crosslink.net>
Date: 2001-10-24
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes born and raised
What year was your earliest family here? early 1800's
Comments:
great site. Researching Hubbard, Graves, Gaines, Gilbreath, Chumley and Ellenburg from DeKalb Co.
 

Name: Richmond D Hughes <Redshoes2003@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-23
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County YES
What year was your earliest family here? 1895
Comments:
Great grandparents were married in Ft Payne. The Bride was Amanda Octavia Stanley and the Groom was John Thomas Hughes Sr. Their first child was John Thomas Hughes Jr, who was born in Ft Payne, I believe. I think that was 1896
 

Name: Judy Tate <Taterib@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? NO
Have you ever visited DeKalb County YES
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's
Comments:
I'm researching my family The Shrader line from DeKalb County, AL. Also looking for Stewart's. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Judy Tate

 

Name: Rebecca Wilbanks Day <rwday@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2001-08-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? mid 1800's
Comments:
my grandaddy was born in dekalb county his name was tommy lee wilbanks he passed away about two months ago his brther o.d. wilbanks still lives on lookout mountain i think. i think my grandaddy grew up around collinsville i think his fathers second wife is still alive because her head stone does not have a death date on it yet at haigwood cemetary her name was nancy wilbanks if you know anything about the wilbanks or if you are one please e-mail me my family was not close back then so i really don't know anything about them thank you rebecca wilbanks day
 

Name: Marja (Welch) Brock <marjabrock@home.com>
Date: 2001-08-05
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1890's
Comments:
My families lived on the Sand Mountain so they kind of go
from Jackson to DeKalb and back again.

 

Name: Mary Cornell <hudson52@netzero.net>
Date: 2001-07-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? ca. 1830
Comments:
This is a great website! I'm researching my gg-grandfather John S. WHITE and his wife Elizabeth BARRIER. They farmed in DeKalb Co. from ca. 1830-1859, when they & their ten children (including married daughter Ellen & her husband, John Chambers BLANSIT and children) migrated to Hamilton county, Texas. In Texas, John S. White was a farmer, Primitive Baptist preacher, and an early Hamilton Co. judge.
 

Name: Joy McNew Rowan <JoyMc@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-06-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? I was born in DeKalb County
Have you ever visited DeKalb County August 2000
What year was your earliest family here? Early 1900's
Comments:
I have relatives in DeKalb County. The McNew family gathers in Lebanon community for its reunion in early October.My father was George E.McNew, who is now deceased.
 

Name: debbie melvin <debmelv@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2001-06-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1840's
Comments:
searching Holland ALLEN & Edie Johnson ALLEN son:Frederick Holland ALLEN & Sarah Jane "sissy" HENDERSON
daughter: Rebecca ALLEN -married to 1.COOK,2.YOUNG 3.MCELHANEY)


also: JACKSON, RAMSEY

 

Name: Nola Lankford Baker <bakernj@cbpu.com>
Date: 2001-06-23
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Many Times
What year was your earliest family here? Early 1800's
Comments:
What a great website! My father, Robert A. Lankford was born in Fort Payne on June 17, 1921. He just turned 80
years old. He would love to hear from any of his friends
that may be living in the Fort Payne area. I have lots
of information on the Lankford fanily if anyone is interested.

 

Name: Janet Humphrey <JJ92251@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? before 1876
Comments:
Great site! Glad I found it. Thomas Albert Yates married to Ella J. Morgan. I am looking for his parents, Doss Yates married to Angelin Holdrige. Thomas was born in Dekalb Co. in 1876 and passed away in 1958. No information prior to this.
 

Name: Barbara Goins <bango7@BellSouth.net>
Date: 2001-06-04
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? early 1800's
Comments:
Both sides of my family are from Dekalb Co. I have found info on the Rogers' but can't find any McCormacks. I know they are buried on Sand Mtn. because I used to go to decoration day when I was small. Would like to know where Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery is.
 

Name: Pamela Elbert Poland <mpoland@oregontrail.net>
Date: 2001-05-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1840's
Comments:
I am a descendant of the Keith family that lived in the Valley Head-Whitehall area. My ggg grandfather was John Marshall Keith born 1814 South Carolina and died 1887 in DeKalb Co. I have a lot of info but am always willing to learn more.
 

Name: Earlene Nix Stanfield <bstan549@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-05-11
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? not sure
Comments:
Looking for ancesters. Sur names NIX, STANFIELD, GALLOWAY
 

Name: Earlene Nix Stanfield <bstan549@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-05-11
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? not sure
Comments:
Looking for ancesters. Sur names NIX, STANFIELD, GALLOWAY
 

Name: yolanda Brown <yolandadanny2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-05-10
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1905
Comments:
Im looking for my grandfathers family. His name is George Corbin
married to Lillie Atkins. Children named Georgia, Callie,George.


Thanks for you help

 

Name: Frank R Wooten <anjofra@umich.edu>
Date: 2001-05-02
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? unknown
Comments:
I'm trying to connect the Wooten's of Floyd co.Ga to the Wooten's of DeKalb co.Ala
 

Name: Jerry D. Stephens <JerryS4605@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes often
What year was your earliest family here? Lea 1830s Stephens 1900s
Comments:
Looking for any information about Walter LEA or a Mirah BALLARD found in the 1850 DeKalb County census. Walter is my great great grandfather. Both of my parents were raised in DeKlab County Andrew Jackson Stephens Jr (A.J) and Ruby Lea.

To see my data please vist my website at:

http://members.aol.com/JerryS4605/family/index.htm

 

Name: Frank R Wooten <anjofra@umich.edu>
Date: 2001-04-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes,
What year was your earliest family here? ?
Comments:
I am trying to connect the wootens of Floyd and Chatoogoo co. Ga and Ala together. I Have Been Looking
for sometime without luck.

 

Name: Mary Ann Rosas <penguin1@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2001-04-12
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1900
Comments:
Looking for families of Conrad Fischer and Margaret Kiernan in/or around Mt. Vernon early 1900's.
 

Name: James Lewis <lewisjl@hiwaay.net>
Date: 2001-04-09
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? NO
Have you ever visited DeKalb County YES
What year was your earliest family here? 1840's
Comments:
I am interested in contacting descendants of
John Lewis and Mary(Polly) Perkins, who located in the DeKalb County area in the 1840's.

 

Name: Paul H. Blackwell, Jr. <phblackw@b ellsouth.net>
Date: 2001-03-21
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850s
Comments:
Searching for records of ancestors P.M. Phillips and William Preston Cobb both in that area in 1850-1870.
 

Name: Liliane White <whitel1@home.com>
Date: 2001-03-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1700-1800
Comments:
My husband's ancestors are from Alabama,and Tennessee on his father's side and from Georgia on his mother's side. I have started doing some research, I have a few dates and names. Hopefully, one day I will get the family tree completed, I know it's going to take some time.
Thank you for all the informations that you are providing on your web, so far I have not found anything concerning our family ancestors, but it takes time.
Sincerely,
Liliane White

 

Name: Ray A. Gibbs, Jr. <BelindaandRay@AOL.com>
Date: 2001-03-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850?
Comments:
Searching for James Madison Gibbs, (Matt). He was Baptist missionary and preacher. 1872-1952.
 

Name: George R. McNew <amythesttulips@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-03-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes, many times
What year was your earliest family here? 1860's
Comments:
I enjoy your webpage and it's many links. Keep up the good work. I am a decendant of Elijah McNew, Jr. who is buried in the McNew Cemetery in Fort Payne. My grandparents were the caretakers of the old hotel on Lake Lahousage for a while(it was never finished). They lived on the mountain between Mentone and Cloudland.
 

Name: M. Posey <kg4dhm@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-03-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1868
Comments:
Great site,
I am with the Ider Fire Dept. and would like to leave our site with you the URL is as follows:

http://www.iderfiredepartment.homestead.com

 

Name: Frank R Wooten <anjofra@umich.edu>
Date: 2001-03-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? unknown
Comments:
I am just searching Dekalb co. as a hunch. My people are located in Floyd co. Ga in 1900 prior to that they can't be found so I came across the line to see if they were in Ala. The name is Robert Wooten
 

Name: Lavonda Quick <lquick3@msn.com>
Date: 2001-02-28
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? I know 1897
Comments:
my g-grandparents were from there.
 

Name: martha f. bishop smith <smit trouble@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800
Comments:
I would like any information on the bishop family or lankford or smith of dekalb,jackson or Etowah co. if you have any, I know my great grand parents were married in Fort payne their Names were Fred Lankford and Martha Waters
thanks for info.
Martha Smith

 

Name: Linda Hood Austin <pandameme@aolcom>
Date: 2001-02-22
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes, lots
What year was your earliest family here? 1840???
Comments:
I have noticed some of the Austins and Sutherlands there, so I'm just beginning in the area.
 

Name: Linda Hood Austin <pandameme@aolcom>
Date: 2001-02-22
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes, lots
What year was your earliest family here? 1840???
Comments:
I have noticed some of the Austins and Sutherlands there, so I'm just beginning in the area.
 

Name: Charlotte McCurdy Curry <Ccurryce@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-08
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes, as a small child
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? early 1800's
Comments:
Eager to learn more about the history of my family: McCurdy; Garrett; Blevins; Holcomb
 

Name: D. Ward <DJWooo@cs.com>
Date: 2001-01-27
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1850s
Comments:
My thanks to Robert Baird who did the family research on Jesse Bynum.
 

Name: David Berry <Berry0083@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1800-1827
Comments:
Hello all,I plan to visit DeKalb County in April,2001 to visit the Buck's Pocket State Park,I understand my GG Grandparent's are buried there in Morgan's Cove area,their name's are Hamilton "Hamp" and Elvira Jones Berry,I was wondering if anyone who reads this may have info on Hamilton "Hamp" Berry b.1819 in Tenn,d.1866 in DeKalb Co.,Ala. or Elvira Jones b.1827 in Ala. and d.1894 in DeKalb Co.,Ala.
Thanks.
David Berry

 

Name: Jack W. Bartlett <bart0@airmail.net>
Date: 2001-01-21
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? CA1852
Comments:
Looking for Owens, Bartlett, Pool connections.
 

Name: Jack W. Bartlett <bart0@airmail.net>
Date: 2001-01-21
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? ca1851
Comments:
John T. Owens was issued A Land Grant in ca 1851 for his service in the War of 1812. He located near Lathamville. He was born 3 May 1792 and died 26 Aug. 1888. He had one dau. that md. Mallett, who lived at Sand Mountain P.O., Ala. He had more than one wife, his last being Mollie Elizabeth Bartlett. He had a dau. Martha Jane Owens that md. Ephriam M. Pool. There were other sons and daus. Any help with any of these families would be appreciated.
 

Name: Glenda Mayo <gyb3444@nehp.net>
Date: 2001-01-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Middle 1800's or earlier
Comments:
I am researching Allens and Bishops of DeKalb County, Cherokee County, Etowah County, St. Clair and maybe other counties of Alabama. I have a website for these Bishops and Allens at http://www.glendamayo.homestead.com/ I have also heard that a lawyer from DeKalb County researched the Allens and has a book of the Allens of DeKalb County. Are you aware of this book or know anything about it? Or if anyone visiting this Guestbook knows anything about the book, please e-mail me. Thanks
 

Name: Billie Sutton Jefferies <billiru@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? Bef 1857
Comments:
I found a reference to a marriage in DeKalb, AL, between William Sutton and Parmelia Jane Suitor in 1857. My great-grandfather, James William Sutton, was born 1829 in SC, moved to GA and then AL before settling in Brazos Co., TX. His wife was Parmelia Jane UNKNOWN, also born in SC on 22 Jul 1831. William Sutton and Parmelia Jane Suitor certainly seem to be my great-grandparents. How can I find out more information? I know nothing of their parents.
 

Name: Gary Thompson Sr. <odell01@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-01-08
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? BornThere05-05-1945
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Three times a year
What year was your earliest family here? Dont know for sure
Comments:
My mother is Ida m. Whittle Thompson.Her parents were Gene and Nealy Evett Whittle.Gene died about 1927,Nealy passed away 1990.Both are in Stewarts cemetary.My father was Odell Thompson .He was in the CCC,camp in 39 and 40 .They were married in Georgia in1940.Mother is a decendent of Eli Jackson Walker also burried in Stewarts cemetary. Thanks for all your hard work Gary Thompson Sr.170 Thompson Dr.Tuscumbia Al. 35674.
 

Name: Richard Lewis <RichardALewis@Netscape.net>
Date: 2001-01-03
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? NO
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Good question! Early 1800's
Comments:
Thanks to the DeKalb County GENWEB site, I was successful in contacting distant relatives and enjoying the discovery of many generations of my family. Thank you for the work you're doing, that benefits us all so much. Please keep it up!
Thank you,
Richard

 

Name: Angie <a58j@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1860
Comments:
Researching Howell,Rice and Lemons Family. Nice web page set-up.
Thanks
Angie

 

Name: Barbara Casson <BarbaraCassonG@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-25
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1900
Comments:
My grandfather John Brooks and his wife Mary Jane Bryant lived in DeKalb. Their children were Dovie Elizabeth (my mother), Leona, Olamae and Oliver. Olamae married Byron Murdock and lived many years in DeKalb County. I remember many happy summer days spent on Sand Mountain on their farm back in the 1940s and early 1950s.
 

Name: Jan Durham <rdurham@juno.com>
Date: 2000-12-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No, but my husband has
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? around 1856 (it looks like)
Comments:
I have been working on the family history of Osborn DURHAM. I am also working on the history of T.V. LIPHAM. Both families are still in the area and we visit regularly. Anyone who has info on these families please get in touch with me. I have info I can share as well.
 

Name: Jan Durham <rdurham@juno.com>
Date: 2000-12-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No, but my husband has
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? around 1856 (it looks like)
Comments:
I have been working on the family history of Osborn Durham.
 

Name: Margaret <alabamanonna@webtv.net>
Date: 2000-12-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
I loved visiting this site and I'm resarching the Clemet or Clemon Broyles
family and Issac Hooper family.

 

Name: Scott L Robinson <skinyscu@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2000-12-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? unknown
Comments:
my great grandfather was William Allen Lea of Henager, He had 8 daughters and 1 son. My grandfather was also from Dekalb CO. but when he married my grandmother Burlie Iona Lea they moved to Wilsonville AL. in Shelby CO.
 

Name: Glenda Mayo <gyb3444@nehp.net>
Date: 2000-12-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Middle 1800's or earlier
Comments:
I am interested in Bishops and Allens of DeKalb County. I have some information on my website of my known family members. You can find them at http://www.glendamayo.homestead.com/ and at http://www.geocities.com/gym50_99/
I am trying to move all the Allen and Bishop information to the Homestead site.

 

Name: Glenda Mayo <gyb3444@nehp.net>
Date: 2000-12-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Middle 1800's or earlier
Comments:
I am interested in Bishops and Allens of DeKalb County. I have some information on my website of my known family members. You can find them at http://www.glendamayo.homestead.com/ and at http://www.geocities.com/gym50_99/
I am trying to move all the Allen and Bishop information to the Homestead site.

 

Name: Joan E. Rambo <KinKatcher>
Date: 2000-12-09
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No, would like to, though
What year was your earliest family here? Rice - prior to 1850, abt 1845
Comments:
GenWeb Project sites are my favorite, I always recommend them to new researchers. I just got an AOL upgrade, and can now use the "Find" function, and I am going back through all the counties and just scanning the daylights out of the sites. Boy, am I having fun.
 

Name: SHAWN C CHAMBERS <SHAWNWYLIES1@AOL.COM>
Date: 2000-12-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? SAND MT.
Have you ever visited DeKalb County YES, LIVED MY YOUTH
What year was your earliest family here? SETTELD AFFTER 1823
Comments:
IAM THE SON OF AC &SAM CHAMBERS ,BROTHER(MIKE) SISTERS (LORI) AND (EDI). I HAVE SO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS STILL THERE.I WISH TO HEAR FROM ALL.MY GRANDPARENTS WERE ABNER,JULIA CHAMBERS. THEY HAD KIDS NAMED AC,RAULPH,HOYT,ALFERD ROUTH,JOYCE,HERMON,CARL,FLOYD,HERBERT AND A NOTHER THAT DIED AT BERTH.MY GRANDFATHERS SIDE CAME FROM SCOTTLAND, GRAND MOTHER SIDE IS CHEROKEE INDIAN. NEED HELP ON HER SIDE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: SHAWN C CHAMBERS <SHAWNWYLIES1@AOL.COM>
Date: 2000-12-06
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? SAND MT.
Have you ever visited DeKalb County YES, LIVED MY YOUTH
What year was your earliest family here? SETTELD AFFTER 1823
Comments:
IAM THE SON OF AC &SAM CHAMBERS ,BROTHER(MIKE) SISTERS (LORI) AND (EDI). I HAVE SO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS STILL THERE.I WISH TO HEAR FROM ALL.
 

Name: Patricia Pendergrass Potter <spuds@treknet.net>
Date: 2000-12-03
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
Great website!!!!!!!!
 

Name: Kay Ford Morris <tmorris@peakonline.com>
Date: 2000-12-03
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
1850 DeKalb Co AL Census
FLETCHER, James
TEBO, Peter Charles (misspelled in census index as LEBO)


 

Name: Kay Ford Morris <tmorris@peakonline.com>
Date: 2000-12-03
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
1850 DeKalb Co AL Census
FLETCHER, James
TEBO, Peter Charles (misspelled in census index at LEBO

 

Name: Lana Floyd <w4ctk@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2000-11-27
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes, over 20 years
What year was your earliest family here? before 1836 when county was created
Comments:
Thank you for providing all you have on families in DeKalb County AL. I would like to invite you to visit and/or link to DeKalb County Genealogical Society web page at
http://pages.about.com/lanaffloyd/index.html

http://pages.about.com/lanaffloyd/personalsites.html

I think we have some surnames that you are not linked with.

 

Name: Ben Winston Blake, Jr. <bblake@ctr.pcusa.org>
Date: 2000-11-15
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? abt. 1865
Comments:
I am a descendent of Seaborn Thornton Blake and Frances (Fannie) Franklin Blake through their son, Benjamin Paine Franklin Blake (m. Magnolia Loftin). My father, Ben Winston Blake, Sr. was a son of Ben Paine and Magnolia.

We lived in the Adamsburg Community on Lookout Mountain.

 

Name: Mary Alice Riddle Brock <maryalicebrock@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-11-09
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? Don"t know
Comments:
I am loking for Riddles from Opelika-Auburn, Lee co. Al.And I search all I can find on Riddles from Al. just in case there is a connection.
 

Name: Carolyn J. Walker Gardner <cjwg@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2000-11-03
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1840
Comments:
I'm trying to find more re. my poss. ancestor, William B. Walker, served Rev. War, b. 1760 Mecklenburg, NC. Lived in Hardin Co, TN 1830 C. In Dekalb Co, AL in 1840 C. Died Jul. 3, 1841 in DeKalb Co., AL. Buried: In Horton Cem. at the foot of Sand Mt., was known as Horton Gap, now known as Walker Gap. Poss. married to 2nd wife, Mary Moore and had some children, among them my George H. M. Walker, who came
to Wayne Co., TN with mother, Mary Moore & 3rd husband, Wm Battles, Sr. & half-brother, John Osburn Roberts. Col.John
Walker & Elizabeth Watson Walker were parents of W. B. Walker. Please contact Carolyn J. walker Gardner, 4415 Wildwood Rd., Bartlett, TN 38135 if you have infor.
He had a son, William Walker in Dekalb Co. who ran a ferry. Does this William have any descendants?

 

Name: Donna Stansberry <suzycreek@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-11-02
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? Early 1800's
Comments:
I am researching several families in DeKalb County. The families are: Phillips, Hawkins, and Hannah. My mother grew up in DeKalb County. The areas she told me about were Valley Head, Sulphur Springs, and Rising Fawn.
 

Name: Gerry Morgan <dixiebelle@mindspring.com>
Date: 2000-10-31
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? Never
Comments:
I am helping a friend whose grandparents are buried in the Henegar Cemetery. I found them with their dates. Arcadia Sargent Stewart and her husband, The Rev. James William Stewart. He was a Methodist preacher and was preaching in Henegar when he died. They lived in Centre, Al. You made it easy and pleasant. THANK YOU.
 

Name: Darrell L. Burt <fireman7@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2000-10-29
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? Elijah Burt 1830's
Comments:
Thank you for all the hard work.
John and Sarah Tarver Lyons are also my Mother's great grand parents. I would like to see more info on the Lyons
family listed on this site.

 

Name: Bernice S.Donald <bdonald@charter-ga.com>
Date: 2000-10-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Comments:
was borned at geraldine,finishedhigh school there. My Father was
a business man for years.One of my brothers is mayor Billly
Smothers, I visit when I can. My Grandparents lived there also don:t
know when they settled. Buried Geraldine First Baptist.

 

Name: Bernice S.Donald <bdonald@charter-ga.com>
Date: 2000-10-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Comments:
was borned at geraldine,finishedhigh school there. My Father was
a business man for years.One of my brothers is mayor Billly
Smothers, I visit when I can. My Grandparents lived there also don:t
know when they settled. Buried Geraldine First Baptist.

 

Name: Jimmie C. Walker <Jimmiealmo@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-11
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1830,1840?
Comments:
My wife's mother was a decentant of Sugar Jones. His son George moved to Morgan County in the early 1900s. George had a son Charles or Charlie that was killed in a hunting accident and is buried in the Lebanon Cemetery. We are attempting to establish some facts on this family. If anyone one can help, it would be appreicated.
Jimmie Walker

 

Name: Joan Thompson <popparat@zianet.com>
Date: 2000-10-10
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County no
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's
Comments:
I am a descendant of Elijah Burt.
Lillie Daily Burt was my greatgrandmother.
This is so interesting and I want to know so much and just begining.
Thank you all so much for all your hard work.
Joan Thompson

 

Name: Jackie Morgan <JMorgan@TXDirect.net>
Date: 2000-09-28
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? NO
Have you ever visited DeKalb County NO
What year was your earliest family here? ca. 1870
Comments:
I don't know where my James BRYAN was but he did married his second wife, Martha NORWOOD in Dekalb Co, in 1869. Can't find anymore about him.
 

Name: Sallie Alexander Henry <shenry6599@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes 1997
What year was your earliest family here? 1870
Comments:
My ancestors-Chandler,Brown,Blacks moved to DeKalb County before 1870.
 

Name: David Berry <Berry0083@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1850 or earlier
Comments:
My GG Grandfather was James Hamilton "Hamp" Berry born 1817 in Tenn.,he went mainly by Hamilton Berry,I believe he died in 1866 and is buried in Piney Grove Baptist Cemetery in DeKalb County,Ala.,I was hoping you might have a date of death for him or other info on him.
Thanks
David Berry

 

Name: Marlene Sue Davis <msdcme@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-12
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? early 1800's
Comments:
Relatives are Davis', Bowen, Cash, and more.
 

Name: Costa Homan Hill <rahill@tsixroads.com>
Date: 2000-09-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1850
Comments:
I have a gg grandfather Issac Homan on the 1850 DeKalb Co.,
Ala. census. He is listed with his wife. Pheoba/Pheby and a
daughter Sarah Homan. He is also listed in the 1860 census
with wife Pheby, daughter Elizabeth Homan, James Austin Homan born 1852, Francis (female) born 1856,and Andrew Pickens Homan born 1856. They were all born in DeKalb Co.

Would appreciate any help on this line.

 

Name: Julie Callaham Bowers <jcb@smrw.com>
Date: 2000-09-07
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800's or earlier
Comments:
My Mom's maiden name was Tatum. She grew up in the High Point community on Sand Mountain. My Dad grew up in Sylvania. Both families were there in the 1800's I know and probably long before that.
 

Name: Cynthia Fields <matthewfields@twave.net>
Date: 2000-08-21
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? unknown
Comments:
Thanks to your partial transcription of the 1870 census, I was able to find my great-great-great grandparents! I am still trying to track down some information on their son, James Alexander Carnes, who was born in DeKalb.
 

Name: Kathy Shulkcum <oldgurl@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-09
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1879??
Comments:
I was born in Scottsboro and I have family that lives all over AL. I visited family in Henager a few years ago. I'm recently into family history and Dekalb County keeps showing up. Thanks for all your work. Kathy
 

Name: Melba Fuller <Clay384@AOL.com>
Date: 2000-07-23
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1840
Comments:
I am researching the Sampley/Samples/Sample family.My ancestor Jesse Sampley born 1763 moved from Tennessee to Jackson Co. Alabama about 1840. He died in DeKalb Co. Al. after 1850.Several of his sons lived in that area also.
 

Name: Michael R. Parker <mparker9@peop.tdsnet.com>
Date: 2000-07-20
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
What year was your earliest family here? Cherokee
Comments:
Parker, Wooten, Den(n)is, Sparks, Jennings, Holbrook, Taylor, Gibson and Windsor families
 

Name: venus smith hulgan <vshulgan@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-07-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? possible late 1800's
Comments:
Ihave found this site very helpful. If anyone has any information on 2 brothers Joe and Dempcy and their sister Annie Smith Crabtree who came from ?? in the late 1880's ,please e-mail me at vshulgan@yahoo.com
 

Name: Cindy(Lovett,Gilbreath)Kral <cindy1011@go.com>
Date: 2000-07-13
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? 1800?
Comments:
My family, the Gilbreath's, came from Ireland. They settled
on a farm in DeKalb County in 1833. Marcus Noble "Nobe"
Gilbreath married his first wife, Clara Roden on Oct. 25.1833. They had 12 children. After his first wife died he married his second wife on July 15, 1856. They had 11 children. The youngest son, Harbin Gilbreath married Minnie Hearn at Upshaw on Nov. 25, 1900. They had 11 children. My grandmother's name was Elizabeth born on Nov. 15, 1910 and died in Sept. 1999.

 

Name: Geri Oliver <gerioliver@aol.com>
Date: 2000-07-02
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? before 1860
Comments:
Researching LYNCH and WALDRUP families. Levi Lynch and his wife Emily moved here after 1850. I have original deeds for land in DeKalb. Appears Levi's father, William (or John William) moved from Simpson Co., KY to live with/near them in his old age. Levi & Emily's child, John Morgan Lynch, married Cannie Elizabeth Waldrup - grandparents.
 

Name: Linda Hawkins Wilson <lanew@tvn.net>
Date: 2000-06-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Almost every week
What year was your earliest family here? 1840 or earlier
Comments:
I live about 2 miles from Dekalb Co. line in GA. My mother grew up at Valley Head. I have a lot of information on families from the Valley Head and Sulphur Springs area of Dekalb Co. and I love to share it. Thanks for keeping the webpage going.
 

Name: Ralph Patey <bopatey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-06-30
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? 1800s
Comments:
thanks for the effort
 

Name: Pam Jolly <martela@cyberback.com>
Date: 2000-06-24
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? guess @ 1840
Comments:
Great Website. My family on my mother's side is Hiram Havens m. Vice Harkrader and his father Charles Havens m. Nancy. They came to Alabama from Virginia via Tennessee. They were in Arkansas by 1861. Also, on my Father's side, the Culpeppers and Bakers.
 

Name: Christopher Kilgore <ckilgore@compuserve.com>
Date: 2000-06-22
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? before 1844
Comments:
Researching the Kilgore family and their cousins and associates who lived in the Head Springs area from the 1840's until the WBTS. Other Dekalb County surnames of interest are MOORE, MAHAN, RUSSELL, and SHANKLE. Other Dekalb County surnames of their associates were METCALF, BOULDIN, and SISEMORE, to name a few.
 

Name: D.L.Huskey <doodlebughuskey@netscape.net>
Date: 2000-06-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Born There
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Every day
What year was your earliest family here? 1838
Comments:
Many thanks go to the folks at DeKalb Co GenWeb for doing such a wonderful
job of trying to keep everything up to date. It would be good if the Counties around DeKalb,
including the Georgia counties, would follow your good works. I have lived at the edge of DeKalb,
in Chattooga Co Ga., all my life and have many relatives in both counties.
When I look at the Chattooga Co. GenWeb, I only wish they were as devoted as you folks in DeKalb County.
Again, Thank You. D.L.Huskey........

 

Name: Jack Findley <jackfin@vsta.com>
Date: 2000-06-19
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? abt. 1840
Comments:
My family link to DeKalb Co. is through the Findley, Parr, Pointer, Frasier of Sand Mountain.
 

Name: Jon Mallard <jon@c-zone.net>
Date: 2000-06-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes from 1961-1963 & 1974-1980
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? late 1830s
Comments:
I am sorry to hear about Jack.
 

Name: Jon Mallard <jon@c-zone.net>
Date: 2000-06-18
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Yes
What year was your earliest family here? late 1830s
Comments:
I am sorry to hear about Jack.
 

Name: Wiley O. Tinker <wolk-tinker@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-06-17
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? No
Have you ever visited DeKalb County No
What year was your earliest family here? Not for sure
Comments:
Was looking for the Tinkers Or Venables who were supposed to be from this area.
 

Name: W. M. Roberts <wmroberts@webtv.net>
Date: 2000-06-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? late 1800's
Comments:
I'm seeking any information regading George Roberts, or his son Fred Demic Roberts (B. Sept. 6, 1900).

Great site, lots of useful info & links!

 

Name: Jack L. Cox <jlcox37@mindspring.com>
Date: 2000-06-16
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? no
Have you ever visited DeKalb County yes
What year was your earliest family here? In the 1800's .Rena Clark and Burton ThomasJackson
Comments:
I have a lot of kinfolks in DeKalb County and don't know many of them. The Horton and Clark families.
 

Name: Marcus C. Thomas <mctlrt@erols.com>
Date: 2000-06-10
Have you ever lived in DeKalb County? Yes from 1962 till 1965
Have you ever visited DeKalb County Many times, I still have family there.
What year was your earliest family here? 1853, The Thomas family.
Comments:
Thank you for visiting our guestbook. Your Host, Marcus Thomas.
 

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