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Dekalb County Queries - 1997


I am seeking information on the family of Holly Nathan BARNETT and Mary Jane WOOD of Sand Mountain Alabama. Holly was born 3-2-1872 and died 2-6-1916. Mary Jane was born 6-5-1875 and died 3-22-1914. I would appreciate any help with any BARNETTs from Dekalb or Jackson Countys. Some of the family is known to still reside in the old homeplace. From: Nathan Stewart 24 Mar 1997


Emma BEAVER b Sep 1868 in Dekalb County. Married Edward A. STINSON, probably in Alabama. Happy to share! From: Ellen Pack 02 Oct 1997


Obediah Martin BENGE, b. 1763, Albemarle County, VA, d. Mar 23, 1846, Dekalb County Would like to know maiden name of his wife Sarah, and children, if any. Any help appreciated. From: Shirley Martin Chandler 19 Feb 1997


Does anyone have any information with respect to how Benjis Creek on Sand Mountain got its name. I have heard the story that a Cherokee family hid out on the Creek during the Indian removal, but have no additional information or documentation. I have also heard the name "Polly" Benge mentioned but have no idea if she might relate to this family. I would just like to know if there is any substance to this story. Also, my dad first farmed on land on Sand Moutain which was said to have indians buried. My dad was told to plow around these areas which were marked with stones. One of the "Alabama" band boys leased the land several years ago and it is my understanding that the stones have been removed, but don't know if this is true or not. From: Alfred C. Ellis 01 Oct 1997


Looking for information on the Blancett family in Dekalb County Alabama, especially Thompson Blancett, son of Joel Blancett and Mary "Polly" Waddell. I am also looking for info pertaining to a church located at or near "PETERS POND" land was owned by Peter BLANCETT in early 1800s. From: Norman Thomas Blansett 14 Dec 1997 updated from 05 Mar 1997


Looking for information on Andrew Jackson Blancett. He was living in N-E Alabama and S-E Tennessee in 1850's and migrated to N-W Arkansas, near Ozark, where he was known as A.J. BLANSCET. From: Norman Thomas Blansett 12 Mar 1997


My ggg grandparents are Jane Blevins and Isaac Cooper. These families were from Wayne County KY. before coming to Dekalb County Alabama .They were in Dekalb County Alabama prior to 1830. Jane is believed to be a sister of Gaines Blevins. Their son, Harmon Cooper, b. 1830 in TN. married Mahala "Delia" Jackson about 1849. Harmon died 1879 in Marion County TN. Any information concerning the Blevins, Cooper, and Jackson families would be appreciated. Thanks. From: Billie J. Groening 16 Sep 1997


DEMPSEY DEKALB BONNER born ca 1832 in Alabama and WASH BONNER born also ca 1832 in Alabama. Both went to Texas where they appear in 1880 census both at age 48. Dempsey's wife is Emma V. age 35 and Wash's wife is Martha age 46. Any info appreciated. From: Leonard F. Raab 14 Nov 1997


I am looking for the burial place of my great-grandfather James C. "Jim" Bowers, and his wife Nancy. I believe they are buried somewhere near Ft. Payne. Also seeking information on the Locklears, since my grandmother Laura was a Locklear before she married my grandfather Henry Bowers and moved to Trion, Ga. Would appreciate any help. From: Larry Bowers 16 Dec 1997


Seeking descendents of William Burgess and his wife Elizabeth Emily Berrywell (Berryhill, Burwell?), who were in the Dekalb County 1850 census as William b ca 1813 in South Carolina and Emily b ca 1811 in South Carolina. Appreciate any help and am happy to share my South Carolina and Alabama data. From: Rowanda Smith 21 Oct 1997


Looking for information on the Burns family of Dekalb County. From: Sandi Burns 30 Aug 1997


Seeking information on brothers Elijah, Elisha and Groves BURT, who came to Dekalb County in the 1830's from Franklin County, Tennessee. Several descendants married into BAXTER family. Would also like information on COPELAND family. Tempa COPELAND, married Elisha Burt, son of pioneer Elijah, in 1865. Her parents were John COPELAND and Martha BAXTER. Any information would be appreciated. From: Susan Hensley 24 Feb 1997


Searching for all Bynum families who moved to Dekalb County, Alabama 1840-1860 from Jackson County, Alabama. John Bynum md Rachel Campbell, daughter of James Campbell and Jane or Jennie (Elledge) Campbell circa 1840 in Jackson County. John and Rachel moved to Dekalb County before 1850 and are enumerated on 1850 Dekalb County census. He died circa 1858 in Dekalb County. Where is he buried? Rachel and their children moved back to Jackson County. John Bynum's brothers and Bynum cousins remained in Dekalb County. Contact Ann B. Chambless, 435 Barbee Lane, Scottsboro, Alabama 35769, 205-259-5286 From: Ann B. Chambless 01 Feb 1997


Searching for descendants of John E. BYNUM & Sarah WATERS. John E. died about 1861. After his death, Sarah moved to TN to be near the WATERS. I would really appreciate your help. From: Thad Grimshaw 03 Oct 1997


Looking for information on Lewis Campbell and his son Henry B Campbell. Were on the 1850 census in Dekalb County, P.O. Rawlingsville. Would like death dates or any other information. From: Eileen Nelson 29 Nov 1997


Searching for ancestors and wife of Thomas Jefferson Carter. His son Arthur Dalton Carter was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. on Sept. 27th 1882. From: Danny Fontenot 15 Jan 1997


Colquit Columbus Cash Sand Mountain married Ada Bell Bates. From: Keith Cash 26 Aug 1997


My g grandfather Rev. J.T. Chadwick (born in Tenn) I think lived in Dekalb County Alabama. One of his children (the only one I know about) is my grandfather James Homer Chadwick possibly born in Tinbrook, Alabama 07/21/1884. James Homer worked with the railroad in OK. He married Charlsie Rebecca Leake 11-07-1907 (the Leake family has been well researched with the LDS Center). James & Charlsie had six children: (1) John Herman Chadwick born 10-08-08 in Alabama, died 11-13-24 in OK (2) Loveless Chadwick born 01/09/12 died 01/12/12 Dekalb County, Alabama. (3) Verda Mae Chadwick born 02/08/13 Collinsville Dekalb County, Alabama, died 02/1984 in OK. (4) Floyd Chadwick born 06/10/15 in Alabama (5) Lloyd Leake Chadwick born 04/06/19 in OK, died 11/88 in OK. (6) James Homer Chadwick (my father) born 07/28/22 in OK, died 03/13/89 in OK. Alabama towns or locations that were mentioned are: Sand Mountain, Geraldine, Tenbrook which I was told was half way between Dawson and Geraldine, and Fort Payne. I would appreciate any information that anyone would like to share. Thank you for your help. From: Anita Chadwick Ladd 12 Oct 1997


Looking for information on Charles Douglas Chiles, February 19, 1917, and his relationship to the Moore or Carter Family, Charles is entered in my Grandparents' (Dewey Moore, Cecile Carter) bible. From: John Moore 02 Nov 1997


I'm new at this, not sure what to put. From: Teena McGee 28 May 1997


Am looking for information on CLAYTON and LYONS families in Dekalb Alabama, starting early 1800s. Thank you. From: Julie Clayton 19 May 1997


William P. Clayton was born Nov. 28, 1830 and died August 22, 1884 in Dekalb County. He is buried at Walker's Chapel. He married Rachel Jane McPherson in 1854. Of their 12 children, Van Slaughter Clayton married Lester Pearl Killian, daughter of George Killian and Palestine Mackey. Palestine's parents are Alexander and Mary Mackey. Any info about W.P. Clayton's parents or any other relations would be greatly appreciated. From: Liz Clayton 29 Jun 1997


COBB, JAMES THURMAN, 3-10-1827. Married Cordelia ( Mary) Elizabeth Mcginnis. Father Josiah F. Cobb ? Settled Wesley Chapel area 1825. Looking for his wife, father, & mother etc. From: James H. Cobb 18 Jan 1997


Looking for post-1860 info on William W. Cochran, wife Sarah Livinston Cochran - parents of Lucien L. Cochran (judge, Dekalb County ca 1870-1890). Lucien married 1871 Martha ADAMS, and had children William, Maggie, Lucien, Jr. From: Barbara Brown 04 Jan 1997


Searching for Lucy Ann (Annie) COKER born in Ga. abt 1836, Married Francis Marion PRESTWOOD, born in North Carolina abt 1835. They lived in Dekalb County Alabama. Their Children were, Andrew, Martha, Nancy, Henry, Newton, and Mary Adeline born in Dekalb County Alabama in 1871. She married James T. THOMAS, and lived in Dekalb County. From: Ruth E. Moore 31 Jan 1997


Looking for information of family containing George Washington Cooper b. FEB 1836. Had a brother named Isaac. Several other brothers were supposedly named after famous men. Moved to Newton County Arkansas by Civil War. Any information would be appreciated. TIA. Coop From: William P. Cooper 19 Jan 1997


Seeking info on families of George Washington Crow m. Mary T. King, John Marshall Keith m. Leah Smelser Pinkston, John Nelson Shigley m. Eleanor "Dollie" Chaffin. All were pioneer families of Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Marie Crowe Waters 16 Jun 1997


Jonathan Crow born 1806 South Carolina died 9-23-1889 married 1st Susannah Crow 7-28-1824 issue:female, Isaac, Martha, Lewis, Upica, Eli, Greenberry, Monroe, George Washington, John, married 2nd Nancy Foster 11-28-1857 Cass CountyGa. Issue: Marrietta b.9-24-1858 Alabama d.8-24-1940 Cobb Ga m. Robert P Casey son of Ellison Casey and Sarah Waldroup, other issue by nancy:Atlanta m George Ash, William Henry m Hellen Crow, Emma m? Pugh. They were in Dekalb County 1857-till death some decendants still live there. Any info ? From: Sheila Creed 14 May 1997


VENABLE - McALLISTER - SMELSER Any info concerning the above mentioned names would be appreciated. From: Keith L. Berry 01 Mar 1997


Looking for information about the surmanes above. The time period would be 1820-1880. From: William Hamilton 11 May 1997


I am looking for information on James Tyner CRUMP and his wife, Harriet WATTERS, or WATERS. James was born in Franklin County, Georgia in about 1819. I think she was probably also born in Georgia. They were married in Franklin County and remained there until at least 1847. They were in Dekalb County by 1850 and remained there (I think) until after the war. They were in Hopkins County Texas by 1870. Their children were: Rbt. G. ( I think he was killed in the war), James Memory, William Jasper "Japp", George Washington, Nancy Ann, Mary Magdeline, Simeon P, Josephine, Rbt. P. "Jack". I am particularly interested in James war record and that of William Jasper. I also would like any information on Harriet. Some people believe her surname may have been WALTERS. Any information will be appreciated. From: Tom A. Crump 04 Jun 1997


I'm looking for descendants of Oscar CULLEN, b.08 Sep 1897 and according to SSDI died Aug 1983 in Fort Payne, Dekalb County. His mother, Mary Eva Calhoon, was the sister of my gr. grandmother, Lizzie Belle Calhoon. The Calhoons were in Phillipsburg, KS and most of them stayed but the Cullens appear to have left. Oscar's father was Alonzo Cullen, b. 07 Nov 1874. He also had a sister, Ethel Pauline Cullen, b. 11 Dec 1900. From: Sarah Shaw Tatounova 15 Sep 1997


Really need and looking for any info on Lorena G. CULPEPPER b: Oct. 1906 d: Dec. 1972, Pisgah Alabama. M: Elmer Harrison MEDLOCK Aug, 1926; b: Mar. 1907 (Alabama), d: Mar. 1967 (Dutton, Alabama). From: John Turner 11 Nov 1997


Looking for any info on Captain James CUNNINGHAM born early 1800's. Also, any info on his wife Suzannah TATE. From: Joe Cunningham 21 Feb 1997


Looking for information on James M. Dobbs b Oct 15, 1844 and Elizabeth Briggs b May 27, 1848 d Sept 24, 1882 buried in Dekalb County. Am interested in Dobbs, Briggs, and Stockton families, all from this area. From: Howard Bacon 20 Dec 1996


I am interested in the family of Sarah Elizabeth HARDWICK (1842-1909). Her first husband was Calvin BURT with whom she had one child. She later married Ira DOBBS. I am also interested in the family of Lillie Jane HULGAN (1873-1942) who was married to John Henry BURT. From: Dorothy Maddox 10 Feb 1997


Seeking information on Christley Edmonds reportedly killed by the KKK because he would not support his family. He lived in the Pine Ridge area. His wife's name was Janie and they had two boys. Janie married an Eller after his death. He was killed around 1910-1920. From: Dale Boyd 20 Jul 1997


I am looking for information on MARTIN E. KILLIAN. He is my Grandmothers father. My GM. was MARY NANNIE EDMONDS, b. July 18, 1885, Dutton, Alabama in Jackson County. She died August 17, 1963, Bryan County Okla. Her mother was Hattie Jane Edmonds who latter married Dock Rodgers. MARTIN E. KILLIAN father was Dr. HENRY ELIAS KILLIAN (1840-1916). There was a brother Dr. CLAUDE DALLAS KILLIAN B. Dec. 3, 1883, D. Feb. 13, 1968. I am also looking for information on a CHRISTLEY EDMONDS buried in Dekalb County. DALE BOYD, 123 WHITES DAIRY ROAD, HARTSELLE, AL. 35640 From: Dale Boyd 20 Aug 1997 corrected from 20 May 1997


I am looking for the families of Will ELLIS (came from Texas?), m. Julie Ann CROFT, parents of Jimmy Leroy (sp.) ELLIS, b. 1904: Benjamin Franklin NORRIS, m. Orlena BLACKWELL, parents of Lillian Lucille NORRIS, b. 1907, as well as 1 son and seven other daughters. Jimmy Leroy ELLIS m. Lillian Lucille NORRIS in 1924. I have their children and many of their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Any help would be appreciated. Many of the family are buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in ?Geraldine?, Alabama. Thanks, Lorna From: Lorna Ellis 16 Jul 1997


CROFT - BURGESS - HARDMAN - PHILLIPS Most of my family settled two areas of Sand Mountain after the Indian removal in 1837. These areas were Sulphur Spring and on Sand Mountain about 8 miles NW of Fort Payne, Alabama. Would like to correspond with anyone researching these surnames. From: Alfred C. Ellis 04 Feb 1997


Would like to correspond with persons researching the JOHN WESLEY ESTES family. JOHN WESLEY ESTES was born in Ga in 1850. Died in Dekalb County Alabama in 1920. Married NANCY ANN ELIZABETH TEAGUE in 1869 in Cleburne County Alabama. Moved to Cherokee County Al, then to Dekalb County Alabama. Know children are ANNIE ESTES, FRANKLIN EDGAR ESTES, JAMES J ESTES, ALBERT WESLEY ESTES, WILLIAM B ESTES, HARRIETT ESTES, JOHN K ESTES, SARAH E ESTES, DOCK E ESTES. Will share any information that I have. From: Sandra Estes Allen 09 Jul 1997


Looking for any info on the EVETT family in Ft. Payne, Dekalb County. One of my GGF's, Jave Van Evett, was born May 13, 1863 or Mar. 13, 1862 in Ft. Payne. He died February 11, 1909 in Manitou, OK. Supposedly, when Jave was just learning to walk, his father was killed in an ambush while returning from the Civil War. A black servant hid in a school building, watched the incident, and told the family where he was buried. From: Chris Leslie 05 Jan 1997


Would like to hear from anyone with info on these surnames. From: Judy Hardeman Murphy 08 Mar 1997


I am trying to locate any descendants of William Brown FELL. He is my great, great grandfather. I descend through his son Willis FELL who moved to Texas about 1905. From: Jonathan A. MALLARD 29 Mar 1997


I am interested in finding information about any of the Gaines who lived in and around Crossville and the Sand Mountain areas. From: Molene Greenwood 04 Apr 1997


John GARMANY, b. 1823, Newberry County, South Carolina, d. 1902, Dekalb County, Alabama. CHILDREN: John Henry, William I., George Washington, Honorias, Sarah Francis (Fannie), Mary A. Oregon, Margaret Elvira, Alice Amenius Ida, Fleming, and Franklin Bartow. I have information on John and all his children. I would love to share and exchange information. P.O.Box 307, Cumby, Texas 75433 903-994-2450 From: Ann Lindsey Crumpton 10 Mar 1997


I am looking for descendants of William Riley Garrett who married Rebecca Waters. William was born and lived for some time in Rabun Cty., Ga. with his wife and the children. I have info on Lewis Garret b.about1857 and John b.about 1860 and there may have been more later. Then according to my sources he moved sometime to Dekalb Cty., Alabama. and died there in or about 1926. It is my belief that he may have gone there because also I have not been able to confirm this though, that my ggggg.father and William Riley's g.father was William Justice who was Cherokee and listed on the Henderson roll of 1835 and listed his place of residence as Willstown, Alabama. I know it is almost impossible to find something of this nature especially this era. But maybe through William Riley Garrett's children etc.....etc. ... any help would be appreciated. Thank you again and keep up the good work on the Dekalb Cty. page. I'm looking forward to visiting there someday. Sincerely, From: Mavis Gailey Rt.#6 Box 154 Starke, FL. 32091 - 22 Oct 1997


Looking for info on Harrison Gatlin married Sarah LEWIS (b. 1840); Mr. ?? GATLIN married Jane HAWKINS (b. abt 1827); and William G. GATLIN (b.1861) married Margaret E. OILER (b. 1859). Are they related? I have info on the wives, be glad to share. Other Dekalb Families are: CORDELL, GIFFORD, HAWK, ELLIS, PHILLIPS, DEAN, STEEL (STEELE), & BUNNELL. From: Reba McKelvey 16 Nov 1997


I would like to know the location of BLACK OAK CEMETERY and SALEM METHODIST CEMETERY in Dekalb County, also if there are any records available. My ancestors PHILLIP B. and ELIZABETH A. (ANNIE SMITH) GILBERT were buried at BLACK OAK Cemetery and PHILIP and TEMPERANCE (GUTTRY) ELROD were buried at Salem Methodist Cemetery. Also I'm trying to find the parents of PHILLIP B. and ELIZABETH A.(SMITH) GILBERT. I only know they were born in South Carolina. From: Diane Siegel 12 May 1997


ANDREW GIST born around 1810 in Alabama. He married Mary A.(no maiden name)who was born in 1822. We can't find Andrew, my great-great grandfather. His sons Jackson Lafayette Gist-Guess and Madison Taylor Gist-Guess were sent to Tennessee as young boys. We think their father died in Alabama. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Pat Lemonds From: Pat Guess Lemonds 22 Jan 1997


Listed in 1860 census:
GRIGG Woody 47 b. North Carolina
Mary 49
Woody 18
Arminda 13
Asberry 11
Thomas 16
Rufus 9
Mary 7
Joab 4
This family is not in Dekalb County in 1870. Does anyone know where they came from or where they went?
Wife and children b. South Carolina. From: Sherrie Houston 19 Mar 1997


Looking for Sarah Elizabeth GROSS (or HUGHES). Possibly illegitimate. Could have been adopted. Supposedly born in Collinsville, Alabama, July 12, 1862. Married Thomas Jefferson BRYANT (no marriage certificate found). Lived in Section, Alabama, where she died on June 18, 1935. Had seven children: John, Harvey, Armenda, Irene, Herbert, Ruby and Howard. Possibly member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Collinsville. Any info appreciated. From: James H. Bryant 17 Mar 1997


Searching for ancestors of Green B. Guest b. Georgia,d. ca. late 1800's Dekalb County, married to Mary Jane Mabry, father of Mary Elizabeth Guest b. May 29, 1848, Georgia, and d. Mar. 1942, Paducah, Texas. and Married to Andrew M. Gilbreath in Marshall County 1864. From: J. Whitt Singleton 05 Mar 1997


I am researching names listed above. "The other --John GILLILAND " b. circa 1790/92 married to Rebecca McBrayer....both are supposedly buried in OLD HARMONY CEMETERY. Does anyone know where this is located, how to find it, are any records online? Please e-mail. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. From: Darla Gilliland Hoffman 21 Jan 1997


Looking for any information on the above surnames. Especially in Samuel GWIN married Centhia Belew listed in 1880 and 1900 census of Dekalb County. Also, Jimmy Mathew Warren married Nicy Betty Murphy. From: Pam Kincaid 04 Dec 1997


I am looking for ANY information on: Velma Bell BEAN, d. Apr 1929, Mentone, Dekalb County, Alabama m. Parker HALE, before 1898 (have no other info on Parker) m. J. M. "Jim" SNYDER, b. 22 Sep 1871, d. 2 Sep 1937, Mentone, Dekalb County, Alabama Velma and Parker were known to be in:
Rising Fawn, Dade County, Georgia
Valley Head / Mentone, Dekalb County, Alabama.
Thank you
From: Lisa Wilson 13 Dec 1996


John Hall, born circa 1750 Donagal county Ireland, immigrated to U.S. circa 1750, settled in Dekalb Alabama, raised a family of boys and girls, possibly 7 Berry, William, Elizabeth, Oma, John, Thomas. From: Rick Hall 02 Mar 1997


John HALL (b 1750 in Ireland) immigrated to Dekalb County in 1790. We know that he raised 7 children as follows: 1.Berry HALL, 2.William E. HALL, 3.Joseph HALL, 4.Elizabeth HALL, 5.Margret HALL, 6.Oma HALL, and 7.Thomas HALL. I am trying to determine who was the wife of John Hall and mother of these children. Was John Hall married in Ireland and immigrated with his wife or did he marry in Dekalb County? Could his wife have been Cherokee? John HALL is my 4th great grandfather and his son, Berry Hall is my 3rd ggf. From: Melvin George 23 May 1997


Interested in Hammack-Hammock family and all related families (about 3/4 of Dekalb County) My current information is posted at From: Thomas Hammack, Jr. 08 May 1997


Researching families who descended from John Wesley HANNAH, who moved to Henagar, Alabama, in the mid-1910s and lived there until his death in 1934. Specifically, looking for information on families of Sarah Nancy Evalyne HANNAH, who married Julian C. PEAL; Pearl Addy HANNAH, who married Walter Smith on May 25, 1919; and Lillie Mary Vashti HANNAH, who married William Drayton HALES. From: Bob 22 Mar 1997


Does any one have any information on any Harpe or Harp family that lived in Dekalb County, Alabama. They lived there since before 1850. From: Calvin Dorris 20 Oct 1997


Hartline ford on the Little River. What family is the place named after? From: Ruthanne Mitchell 11 Feb 1997


Looking for info on my grandfather: Mack or McCaga HESTER Born 8/14/1874 Died 7/17/1924. Married a Lula NORMAN her father was W.T. NORMAN her mother was Mattie NORMAN from Sand Mtn. Lula was born 11/4/1892 and died 7/14/1933 I believe both of them are buried in Marshall County at DiamondHead Cem. They Had four children. and were married in Ft. Payne. The Children are: Ruby Victoria HESTER
Gracie Pauline HESTER
Eva Corene HESTER
Hubert Louis HESTER
Thanks, From: Linda Jett - Rhapsody Bostons 07 Oct 1997


I am researching the James HILL and William WILSON families who migrated from SC-GA to DeKalb County c.1855. James married Lucinda ? c.1840-GA; children included Henry H. HILL b.1842-GA who m. Polly Ann WILSON c.1866-DeKalb County (Polly's parents: W. WILSON and Sina ?); one of their children was Mary Ellen HILL b.12-1867-Alabama. Please advise if you have any info. From: April Robbins 13 Mar 1997


Seeking information on John F. HOGE and wife, Louisa A. (CUNNINGHAM) HOGE. They were married in Dekalb County on 17 March 1865 and were still living in the county in 1870 per U.S. census records. The 1870 census shows them having an 8-mo. old son. Would also be most interested in any confirmation that Louisa A. (CUNNINGHAM) HOGE was the daughter of John D. and Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM who were living in Dekalb County during that period. From: Herb Cunningham 02 Sep 1997


When and where did William Columbus Holcomb marry Martha Elizabeth Killpatrick? (Any Killpatrick info?) Do you have any info on Moses or John Holcomb in Cherokee County? Do you know which side William C. Holcomb (William Columbus' father) fought on in The War Between The States? When and where did Curtis Lester Peterson marry Alice Vandora Beard (Baird)? (Any info on the Peterson or the Beard (Baird) side?) Do you know the maiden name of Drewsiller, Curtis Lester Peterson's Mother? From: Debra Gattis 18 Nov 1997


I am interested in finding information about any of the Hubbards who lived in and around Crossville and the Sand Mountain areas. From: Molene Greenwood 05 Apr 1997


My Greatgrandfather William C. Gentry born Dec 2, 1854 in Tenn. was supposed to have recieved his training as a Minister in Dekalb County Alabama around 1873. His surname may have been listed either Gentry or Jenkins. His fathers name was William R. Gentry-Jenkins. His mother was Elender Woods born 1834 in Roane County,Tenn. Any information on any of them would be greatly appreciated. I will exchange information gladly. Thanks Al Laws. From: Alfred Laws 18 Mar 1997


Joseph Marion JETT married Armina or Arminah Jane Hamman (Hammon/ Hammond) on March 15, 1853 in Dekalb County, Alabama. Armina was from Valley Head and was the granddaughter of Phillip Hammond. Any information, particularly about the JETT family, would be appreciated. Thanks. From: C. Jett 23 Oct 1997


Researching all KEENERs in Dekalb and Etowah Counties, Alabama. Specifically interested in the John M. KEENER family from Lincoln County, North Carolina to Dekalb-Etowah Counties mid 1850s. From: Karen Groce 20 Feb 1997


Anyone have info . on Joseph Keener b.1853 in Alabama married to Margaret Angaline Hopper b.1852 in Blount County. Their children were: Columbus Benson, Erzula M., Alice Paralee, Minty A., Lula Esther, and Rosa E. Looking for his parents and siblings. Thanks. From: Marty Maskey 10 Sep 1997


Looking for info on John Marshall KEITH J M born in Tennessee or Alabama. (1852-1935) m. Leah (SMELTZER) PINKERTON. Date of marriage unknown. Leah born in Tennessee (1846-1919). From: Marie Waters 25 May 1997


Need parents of James LAND and Charlotte COLEMAN who married ca 1812 in Spartenburg Dist South Carolina. They went to Alabama in 1830 . She died in Dekalb co. 1857 From: Talma Klaassen 03 Dec 1997


I am looking for the parents of a Walter LEA b 1830 in Bledsoe County Tennessee married a Sara Barns in 1854. He served with the 1st Tennessee and Alabama Vidette Calv.(USA) lived in the Pea Ridge area his offspring lived in the Henegar area. Any information on this family will be of help. I also would like to know the Relationship of an Allen LEA in the same unit during the Civil War. From: Jerry D. Stephens 16 Feb 1997


Otis Lee Ledbetter (father) - believed born in Dekalb Counry in 1908 - need any available info - parents etc. From: Richard L. Ledbetter 22 Aug 1997


My Great Grandmother Susan J. Lindsey is buried at Unity Cemetery, Sylvania, next to my GreatGrandfather John T. Bailey. She was born in South Carolina in 1866, married probably around Lavonia, Georgia in 1881, moved to Henagar area of Sand Mountain around 1895, and died in 1901, age 34. There are no other Lindseys in that cemetery or close-by cemeteries. She is in the 1900 Dekalb census, but not in any prior censuses for Georgia or South Carolina. Every effort has been made to locate information about her, with no success. If you can assist me in my search please e-mail. I have plenty of information on the Dekalb County Bailey and Brooks families. From: Jack C. Brooks 31 Aug 1997


I am researching any of the names above. I have alot of information on some and almost none on others. Would like to find others searching same from Dekalb County. This is all my family names. From: Maxine Jarrells 09 Nov 1997


Thomas LITTLE was married to Nancy BURKS, their son William B. LITTLE married Eliza TATE in Dekalb County, after the Civil War they moved to Comanche County,Texas. Seeking family & information on family. From: Don Rigali 02 Mar 1997


Interested in corresponding with others doing Lowry-Lowery research. Jasper Levi Lowry moved to Dekalb County bet 1830 and 1840 from Bledsoe County, Tennessee. His son Samuel Cobb Lowry was my ggrandfather, Virgil Lowery was my grandfather and his daughter Vera Lowery Watson is my mother. Levi Jasper Lowrys' wife was Elizabeth Galbraith, whose brother David was listed on one of the census records with the family, he was listed as School teacher. Also interested where Cobb part of my ggrandfathers name came from, was it a grandparent? From: John N Watson 08 Feb 1997


Researching the family of Leroy H MALONE who married Dorcas JETT in Dekalb County Alabama, August 15, 1839. Their daughter Sarah Elizabeth MALONE married William C DERRYBERRY. Leroy H MALONE migrated to Austin County Texas in the mid 1870's. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. From: Patricia Schiro 07 May 1997


MATHEWS, DAVID W. first appears in Dekalb County in the record of his marriage in 1861 to Mary Templeton. His service record from the 1st Ala-Tenn Vidette Cav. list him as from Nanchman County Virginia. Looking for any information prior to his moving to Alabama. From: Dan Bryars 23 Mar 1997


Searching for the parents of LaFayette Mayfield of Whiton. Where did he come from. His first wife was Lutheria or Lucinda Durham. I would like to correspond with anyone with information about the Mayfield and Durham families. From: Davie Williams 20 Jun 1997


I have relatives buried at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens on County Rd 88 between Pisgah and Henagar, Alabama. Namely : Lionel MEDLOCK son of Elmer and Lorene MEDLOCK. Possibly others. Request confirmation and details and if possible, someone to take pictures of their tombstones and forward to me. I will pay your costs. Already done - Sept, 1997 Snail Mail: John Turner
P.O. Box 8995
Greenville, Tx.
Thanks, John
From: John Turner 01 Sep 1997


Looking for information on William Benton Miller, born 1824 in Georgia, married Mary Elizabeth Smith, moved to Dekalb county about 1881, settling on Sand Mountain. Some of his children were Job, George Washington, Elisha Warren, John, Sydney J., William H., Alfred, and Rutha. I would like to hear from anyone who may have information on this family. From: Janet Walsted 19 Oct 1997


Looking for maiden name of Mary married Ambrose Whittle. My Great Grandmother....she may have been SAULK Indian? Any info on the above surnames appreciated. Thanks. From: Sharon Miller Lightfoot 04 Sep 1997


Would like to confirm that William Levi Moore (b:3/17/1838) was married to Lucenda Jane Burgess (b:7/15/1845) and list of their children. I believe that William Levi's father is Levi Moore (b:1803) in Lincoln County North Carolina and was married (at Haywood County North Carolina) to Ruth Coldwell would like to confirm. From: Marvin E. Moore 13 Feb 1997


Looking for any information on the Morris family. Lived in Dekalb county (Collinsville) 1924. First names are Willam Buren, Roy Dayton, Joe, Charlie, Walter, Thomas, Arthur, James, Bob, George. Women are listed with their MARRIED names and include Betty STEELE, Shirley RHEA, Mary Fay JENNINGS, Annie Mae ELLER, Mattie Ruth WOOTEN. Also looking for any info on the last name SENTELL. Thanks, From: Connie Larson 29 Dec 1997


Enoch OWEN first bought land in Dekalb County in 1845. He appears, with wife Susanna, in the 1850 census (page 363, dwelling 511) but four known children have moved out. What were the names of these children. Any other information on Enoch (or his brother Charles Cotesworth Pinckney OWEN in neighboring Cherokee County) very much appreciated. I exchange data enthusiastically! From: Mark Reid 18 Sep 1997


Wish to correspond with persons researching the above families in Dekalb, Cherokee, Marshall Counties. In particular John Parker who must have died in Dekalb before 1849 and after 1845. He married Mary Davis and had sons: Joel and Isaac both born in Dekalb. Had another son born in Mississippi named James (b. ca 1830) before the Dekalb sons. From: Kent Lewis 22 May 1997


Thomas PETTY b 1801 Georgia married Jincy PATTERSON in Georgia. Son Wiley PETTY born 1829 Georgia. Moved to Dekalb County Alabama 1842.Seeking any possible link with PETTYs and PATTERSONs. Think Jincy's father was John or Jesse. Think Thomas's father was perhaps Moses PETTY. ANY info on these surnames appreciated! Thanks. From: Barbara Petty 23 Nov 1997


Looking for further data on grandmother, Mary Ann PHILLIPS Burkhart, born in Butler County, Kentucky, 6 Sep 1865, married to William Henry BURKHART (BURKETT), died 31 Oct 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio. I am the daughter of her 12th (of 14) child, James Claude Burkhart. Can you help with further data on Mary Ann's parents, her siblings (William L., Kissiah, John A., Joseph Madison, and Martha) or anything else? The family lived in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Her parents probably lived until their death in the late 1800s in Dekalb County, Alabama. One brother, Joseph Madison, probably moved to Texas. Thanks, Mary Anne Burkhart Kuebel (an American living in Germany for over 26 yrs.) From: Mary Anne Kuebel 26 Dec 1997


I am researching the family of Mack (Maximillian) Rector and am interested in locating the cemetery where Mack and his wife Rachel are buried. I am also researching the HUNT, WALLACE, HARIEL, AND GOZA SURNAMES. From: Steve Rector 06 Apr 1997


Looking for information regarding the Rector family in Dekalb County. Elijah Rector (1797-1878) was the first Rector in the County and is buried in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, a few miles from Collinsville. Looking for the grave of his son, Mack a.k.a.Mackey a.k.a. Maximillian (ca1843-1898) who served in the Civil War in the 48th Alabama. He is possibly buried in a Reece cemetery as his last wife was R.J. Reece. Thanks, From: Renee Straub 29 Dec 1996


In a letter written in 1866 my great great grandmother said her youngest son was going to Sand Mountain. His name was H.B. ROGERS, son of Humphry B. Rogers and Anna Adams Rogers of Tuscaloosa County. Anyone have info? Especially interested to know how the towns of Rogers, Alabama, and Adamsburg, Alabama, got their names. From: Don Rogers 21 Dec 1997


Jesse ROSS in Dekalb County 1850 census with wife Nancy NOBLE and children: Jesse, George, born South Carolina, William, Alex, Gilla (mine), John, Lorinda. Jesse born ca 1794 in South Carolina according to census age. Nancy born ca 1804 South Carolina. Gilly Jency Ross married 25 Nov 1855 DeKalb County, Sylvanius LOGAN and they moved to Sevier and Howard County Arkansas. After Sylvanius' death, Jency married James STONE. From: Lynelle Cowan Stevenson 06 Oct 1997


Looking for Walter L. Russell, b. abt 1825 m Mary Lamar of Pickens County S.C. in about 1849. Children : Thomas Lamar Russell, b. Feb 4, 1850, Dekalb, Alabama, Martha abt 1852: William b. 1854, and James 1856, Betty, b. 1857 all in Calhoun County, Ms. From: Tom Russell 10 May 1997


Looking for info on Sarah Melinda "Sallie" Salter, born abt 1852, Married William Riley Harbin in Lee County Mississippi in 1871. Appreciate any info. Thanks From: M Harbin-Moore 20 Sep 1997


Am trying to get info on Martha Ann Sampley (Moll) b.abt 1858 pb. S. Pittsburg, Tennessee.m abt 1875 to Jacob (Jake) Gillum. He died 1881. Children: Mary Lucinda b. 1876, Sally abt. 1877, Lee 1881-1884,and Jessie Frazier (Dink or Dee) 1881. Martha Ann, better known as Moll Gillum m. John Samuel Coley 1885. Had one child, Charlie C. Coley. Who were Martha Ann Sampley's parents? When did she die and where is she buried? From: Billie Coley King 17 Sep 1997


My great grandfather Jesse Sampley Married Martha Shrader Dec. 25, 1881 in Dekalb County. He was born in 1859 and she in 1860. Calling all Sampleys and Shraders! I will share all info I have including info from other researchers. I know I have relatives out there somewhere! From: Kim Johnson 19 Sep 1997


Looking for any one that is researching this family name. Married into the Wilkes (Wilks), Jones, Rowden, Roan, Slayton and many other families. Willing to correspond with any one that may know any of these families. Willing to share info. From: Crystal L. Murray-Mayo 06 Aug 1997


My grandfather was Walter Scroggins born May 20,1872 in Rawlingville, Dekalb County Alabama. I am trying to find who his parents were and where they were from. Thank you for any help. From: K. Cain 25 Mar 1997


Looking for Wiliiam Short and Laborn Short. From: Rodger Short 16 Apr 1997


Fadeva Italy SIBERT, b:23 Mar 1847 in Collinsville, DeKalb County, Alabama, d: 27 May 1918 poss. in Collinsville, DeKalb County, Alabama, m: 6 Jan 1867 in Collinsville, DeKalb County, Alabama to Asbury Woodville BEAVER, b: 5 May 1846 in unk, d: 10 Aug 1910 in Collinsville, DeKalb County, Alabama. Searching for the siblings, ancestors, and descendants of Asbury and Fadeva. I have a large file on the SIBERT/SYBERT clan and will be happy to share info. From: Loyd N. Sybert 28 Apr 1997


Want info family of Andrew SITZE found on 1850 & 1860 census Dekalb County Alabama; 1870 Franklin County Tennessee. No further record. Children: Angeline, James W., Ann, Paralee, Emma, Rhoda, William, Aaron, Peter. From: Robert McAlear 18 Apr 1997


I would like to contact anyone who knows anything about the SMEDLEY families who lived in Dekalb County in the 1850's. William SMEDLEY was listed as head of household in Dekalb County in 1850. He was born in South Carolina. The Smedleys came from McMinn County, Tennessee. William had sons John SMEDLEY, Thomas SMEDLEY, and Greene SMEDLEY who also lived in Dekalb County. Greene SMEDLEY was married to Mary or Sarah HUTCHESON and moved to Murray County, Georgia. From: Clara Williams 03 Sep 1997


Smith, Charles W. first appears in Dekalb County in 1850 census, living with his mother and siblings, all of which are born in South Carolina. Looking for father, who was listed as being from Germany in a later census, and where in South Carolina they came from. Charles W. was born 1842 and died 1932. From: Dan Bryars 23 Mar 1997


I am seeking info on my great great grandfather Charles Whitfield Smith from Collinsville. He was a Confederate soldier and I would like to get any info on him there is. How do I go about getting his records etc. Also my other great great grandfather David Mathews was a Union soldier who settled in Collinsville. Need info on him too. Any help would be appreciated. From: Joe 12 Aug 1997


I am trying to find out information on a John H. Stanford who was living in Dekalb county Alabama in 1858? I know he was very old plus 80. From: Tammy Rose 05 Oct 1997


Looking for connection to Camie (Camue-Camul-Camel) Stansbury born in Collinsville in 1860s or any connection to any Stansburys. Thanks From: Diane Stansbury Stough 10 Aug 1997


I have just uncovered the possibility that my g-g-greatgrandmother Mary Stewart was a Cherokee who learned to write under the teachings of Sequoyah. She is found in the 1850 Dekalb County, Alabama Census living in Dugout Valley (between Fort Payne and Sylvania on Sand Mountain). According to the late Charlie Scott, a prominent Fort Payne attorney, he grew up in Chavies with Mary's greatgrandson whose last name was Stewart. All I know about him is that his grandfather was Robert Stewart and his father was a John Stewart and his mother was a Robinson or perhaps Robertson. According to Charlie(b. ca. 1880-1970) his childhood friend was put in an Indian school by a Bob Poe who is most likely a relative. I need to know this Stewart's name so I can look him up in available Indian records. Thank you. From: Alfred C. Ellis 30 Dec 1997


I have a Samuel STOUT b. 1838 Tennessee known to have married in 1868 Giles co. Tennessee. who's parents were North Carolina born. That is the furthest back fact I have. I have a lead that he may have been in the family listed as Samuel and Mary STOUT in Dekalb co Alabama in the 1860 census. There is a Samuel living with them as a 21 y.o. which is perfect for my Samuel. I just know nothing to link him to them. I know nothing of how he got to Tennessee in 1868. The Civil War maybe? He was the right age at the right time. Any clues on this? From: Paula Stout 13 Jan 1997


There is a W.W. STOUT buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, on Grande Ave, Fort Payne, Alabama. There are no dates on the stone. Does anyone know who this person was??? If you have seen the stone, how old does it seem??? I am also wanting to get in contact with descendants of the following: L.P. STOUT b. 1823, Zeno STOUT, b. 1831 according to tombstone. From: Kathleen Burnett 16 Mar 1997


Seeking ancestors of Franklin Summerford, wife Nancy; Alonzo Wooten, wife Rose Etta Reeves; Jessie Hamilton, wife ? Middlebrooks; Stence Reeves, wife ? McElroy. From: Roger & Susan Burt 20 Nov 1997


I would like to exchange information with anyone researching the above surnames. From: Jesse Suttles 14 Sep 1997 (Jess has a couple of website URLs on the website page).


Looking for relatives of Daisey TEAGUE who lived in Sand Mountain. She was born Mar 28, 1880 and died Sept 1976. Also may have had address of Fyffe. From: William Marr 21 Mar 1997


Would like to correspond with anyone researching the Davis or Parker lines from Dekalb. From: Kent Lewis 12 Jun 1997


Have a great deal of data (and questions) re the above lines in Dekalb (and Jackson) County, Alabama ca 1840's -present. From: Marcus Thomas 24 Feb 1997


Looking for the descendants and ancestors of Warren THURMAN (d. FEB 1991, Ft. Payne). His mother was a GUEST. From: J. Martin 28 Dec 1997


Would you be kind enough to see if you have any information on Elizabeth Tidwell, I do not know if this is a maiden or married name, but she was born in Alabama. Had a daughter named Margaret Rebecca who married a Matthew Randolph Wilson. Would really appreciate any help you can give me. Desperate in Oklahoma. Betty From: Betty Loveland 21 Feb 1997


Any information on either of these families. From: Charlotte Childs 10 Apr 1997


Looking for the family of Kisira or Kasar Von TRAFFENSTEDT born about 1851. Possibly in Fort Payne. She was married to John KUYKENDALL also born about 1851 in Fort Payne. Searching for the parents of John KUYKENDALL born in Fort Payne, Alabama about 1851. He was married to Kisira or Kasar Von TRAFFENSTEDT. His siblings were William Andrew KUYKENDALL b. abt.1847; Thomas KUYKENDALL b. abt. 1849; Sarah Ferie KUYKENDALL b. abt. 1853. Any information on these names would be greatly appreciated. From: Janice Baker 26 May 1997


Looking for any and all TRAYLOR surname information or connections in the Dekalb and surrounding County areas. Currently have info on the following: format (NAME, First, Middle, Birth date, death date)
TRAYLOR, Charlie ??-???-1906 ??-???-1968E
TRAYLOR, Earnest ??-???-1910 ??-???-1990E
TRAYLOR, Edward D. ??-???-1899 ??-???-1965E
TRAYLOR, Loyd I.. ??-???-1866E ??-???-1924E
TRAYLOR, Ruth Addie ??-???-1891 ??-???-1975E
TRAYLOR, Tomas H. ??-???-1908 ??-???-1980E
TRAYLOR, Virginia Etta 27-Jun-1890* 14-Jan-1964*
From: Paul W. Johnson 05 Jan 1997


Looking for information on the children of John and Sally UNDERWOOD of Rosalie, Alabama. (Jackson County) From: C. Underwood 07 Sep 1997


Looking for information on VERNON family and BROYLES family living in the Dekalb, Jackson, and Cherokee counties area. William Vernon and Emma Broyles were married in Dekalb County in 1928. William Vernon was born in Cherokee County in 1910. From: Cindy Brock 27 Aug 1997


Looking for information on Mary "Polly" WADDELL. b abt 1804 in Tennessee or Kentucky. Married Joel BLANCETT and lived in Dekalb and Jackson Counties, Alabama in the early 1800's. From: Norman Thomas Blansett 12 Apr 1997

Walker's Chapel - Dogtown
Shiloh Baptist - Lebanon

I am interested in reading the old church and cemetery records for Walker's Chapel at Dogtown. Also, the same records for Shiloh Baptist at Lebanon. If anyone knows if these records exist please contact me. Seems most of my ancestors are burried in these two cemeteries. I feel these records could fill in lots of blanks in my genealogy search. My gg grandmother gave the land for the Walker's Chapel Church but that is all I know about her. Looking forward to hearing from someone about this. Thanks From: Judy Hardeman Murphy 17 Mar 1997


I'm looking for information on these Wards: James Ward and Melinda Ward. James Ward died about 1854 in Dekalb County, Alabama leaving a large estate in "Casa Land District" to be split between his wife and children. They were listed in order in his will as follows: Martha A. Crump, wife of Bethel Crump
Andrew J. Ward, husband of Mary A. He was born in Alabama.
Lewis P. Ward, husband of Louisa
Issac G. Ward, husband of Caroline J.
Mary Catherine Collins, wife of Robert M. Collins
From: Steve Boyd 06 May 1997


We are looking for information on a Cherokee, Margaret Lenora Roxanah Elizabeth WHATLEY, born in c1842-49 Alabama. Would like to contact anyone who has a Cherokee ancestor with the surname Whatley. From: Mel Karsten 17 Oct 1997


I am looking for any information on the Whisenant family circa 1830 to present. I know that my great-grandfather, Sam Whisenant, came from Dekalb county and my grandfather, Lawrence Whisenant, was born in Dekalb in 1892. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. From: Amy Whisenant 05 Nov 1997


Trying to locate James M. White's parents. James was married in Dekalb County Alabama 8 Jan 1899 to Berta Arthur. Who were her parents? Berta born Jan 1880: James M. born Dec 1874. Any information will be helpful. From: Dixie Jennings 11 Jul 1997


In 1835, John and Clara Keith White settled in the Whitehall community near Valley Head, Alabama. I am looking for the names of the nine children. We are trying to determine if James T. White who is also buried at Whitehall Cemetery is one of the children. We would also like to hear from anyone else researching the White family. From: John Yancy 18 Aug 1997


Specifically looking for info-records on the ancestors of Garnett Andrew White, James Laborn Carnes, Myrtle Hendricks, and Etta Baker. From: Jeff White 19 Nov 1997


Interested in information on any WILKES, HENDRIX, and MEADOWS-FREEMAN families. These families were in the Dekalb County Alabama area from 1855 to present. Will share information on these lines. From: Angela Packer 25 Jan 1997


WORD, John D. (1799-) & Marcia (1809-); known children: Emma (1832-), Berry O. (1838-), John L. (1840-), Amanda Catharine (1842-), Robert M. J. (1844-), James H. (1849-), all born in South Carolina. Looking for descendants. From: David Buchanan 24 Aug 1997


Seeking information on Mattie Worthy. She married John Daniel Shivers. From: Danny Shivers 24 Dec 1997


Bennett Wright b. 1810 N.C. was in Dekalb County 1840 Moved to Carroll County Arkansas abt. 1850. His brother William Holland Wright stayed in Alabama, buried in Valley Head Cemetery. Wish information on Wright family. From: Nadene Allen 21 Aug 1997


John R. Wright b 1857 d 1936 married Elizabeth Lamineck and moved to Dekalb, Alabama from Greene, Arkansas. Wish information on this family. Thanks. From: Ev Winter 07 Mar 1997


Seek information on John B. Yeargan and-or any Yeargans in Dekalb County. John is in the land records by 1834. Believe he moved to Dekalb from Floyd County, Georgia and ended up in Etowah where he died in about 1870, I believe. From: Pat Dahl 23 Jul 1997


Looking for info on the parents of my great grandmother, Mary Helen Young. She was born March 10, 1868 "at the foot of Lookout Mountain at Valley Head, Alabama." She died Jan. 9, 1919 in Greene County, Illinois. Her parents were IRA YOUNG and MARY LANKFORD. This union apparently left soon after Mary Helen's birth. From: Mike Manker 03 Apr 1997


ELLER - RHEA -JENNINGS Looking for any information on the Morris family. Lived in Dekalb county (Collinsville) 1924. First names are Willam Buren, Roy Dayton, Joe, Charlie, Walter, Thomas, Arthur, James, Bob, George. Women are listed with their MARRIED names and include Betty STEELE, Shirley RHEA, Mary Fay JENNINGS, Annie Mae ELLER, Mattie Ruth WOOTEN. Also looking for any info on the last name SENTELL. Thanks, From: Connie Larson 29 Dec 1997