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Dekalb County Queries - 1998


Researching Benjamin F. Adams who entered County I, 10th. Alabama Infantry from Dekalb County, Alabama. He was a doctor and is buried in Chulafinnee Methodist Church Cemetery, Cleburne County, Alabama. He was born April 15, 1829 in Warren County, Georgia, the son of Benjamin and Emily (Ivey) Adams. He died October 6, 1885. From: John R. Adams WarnerRobins, Georgia - 26 Nov 1998


I am trying to find the place of death for my ggrandparents John E. Allen b. 1846 in North Carolina d. Mar 1925 and Ann(e) Elizabeth Earle/Earls b. 1850 in South Carolina d Apr 1935. The last known city and state of residence I have for them is Crossville, Dekalb County, Alabama, where I am told by older family members may have been where they died and are buried. I would like to send for their death certificates and would like to try and get a copy of their obits. Any help anyone in that area can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. From: Pat Weaver Red Bluff, California - 26 Dec 1998


J. L. & Merrydal Alverson - what date was divorced? From: Lamar Alverson Attalla, Alabama - 10 Mar 1998


Looking for information on Thomas J. Anderson who married Sarah I. Reece in DeKalb County, Alabama Sep. 1, 1884. Sarah was the the daughter of William D. Reece and Nancy Harpe. Thomas was the son of William Anderson and Mary Couch. From: Calvin Dorris Whitney, Texas - 17 Nov 1998


Does anyone know how or if original Dekalb County marriage records can be accessed? I found the following transcription by C. Cleek Mann published 1970: "SHASTEM ? OR SHORTEM?, John married Poly Ashberry (?). Bond dated June 18, 1840, 1841, or 1847 ? with Saml. Majors. No other information. (MP labeled Vague and Mutilated." 1850 Dekalb Census Records indicate this should be John Franklin X Mary Ashberry. Mary Ashberry entered land in the area of Dugout Valley in 1848. Knowing if this transcription is in error is important for my research. Any help or suggestions appreciated. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 20 Oct 1998


Any information would be greatly appreciated on Ilora Atley or his dad, John Hairel Atley, and mother Mary Kaathryn Bently. From: Kathy Konawa, Oklahoma - 26 Feb 1998


I am working on PARSONS family history and know that the daughter of Minnie Luvine PARSONS and Edd Walter WRIGHT moved to the Fort Payne area and it has been many years since anyone has heard from her family. She is Tressie Wright born 1911 married Jack BAILY both are buried there. They had at least one child Jackie BAILY that was married and had children. That is the last we know of them. Would like to have family information to add to the rest. From: Penny Johnson Tuscumbia, Alabama - 28 Feb 1998


My grandparents lived and died in Alabama. Their names were Ruth Baker her maiden name was Reece Velma Ruth Reece and her Husbands name Andrew Tyler Baker. His father was Rufus Morgan Baker. Velma Ruth Baker's father James Wesley Reece was married to Martha Melvina Lowrey and her mother Elizabeth Lowrey was said to have married several times. She was from Va. The Bakers are my Grandparents and the Reeces also Greens on my Mothers side of the family of John O. Green from Kentucky. From: Nada Hyde Seargeant Lafollette, Tennessee - 09 Nov 1998


I am looking for information on these families in Dekalb County, Alabama and Etowah County, Alabama. between 1840 and 1930. From: Robert L. Cheatwood 16 Jan 1998


Looking for information concerning my great grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth Blanscet who was born about 1825. She married first William "Bill" Mahathey and second Nathan Elexander Edgin. She had a brother named Andrew Jackson Blanscet who was born about 1827. I believe her mother was Katherine Conatser who married first a Blanscet and second Thomas Edgin or Agent. Would be pleased to trade information. From: Eldon J. Edgin Dallas, Texas - 29 Jan 1998


I am looking for information on Buddy Bohannon, who may have been in Dekalb County from 1841 to 1850. From: Mike Smith Louisville, Kentucky - 27 May 1998


BOOKOUT, Joseph died August, 1837 in Dekalb, Alabama. I have a Times-Journal article, dated Thursday, November 3, 1977 that reads in part "If you are a descendant of: Hiram Bennett, .....JOSEPH BOOKOUT, or Thomas Chadwick, you can assuredly know your roots were well planted by that Godfearing forefather who erected a lankmark, an altar for the true worshippers of God Almighty in Primitive Baptist Church at Head Springs, Dekalb County, Alabama." I would like to find out if Joseph Bookout is buried in Dekalb County. The only dates I know have his birth - 1785 and death - August, 1837. Also, I don't know where his wife Mary "Polly" Overstreet Bookout died or when. Any information is appreciated. From: Keith J. Hanson 20 Jan 1998


Seeking info on Rueben Bouldin who moved to Dekalb County in 1844 at Sulphur Springs area. Moved to Little Sand Valley in 1851. Seeking info JJF Thompson and his wife Margret Scott. He was the son of Joshua Thompson and Nancy Roden. She was the daughter of William P. Scott and Nancy McNair Scott. They lived in little Sand Valley. Also Would like to hear from descendants of Osburn Durham and his wife Mary Ann Lofton - She being the sister of my 2nd great grandfather John Henry Lofton. From: Harold A. Bouldin Fyffe, Alabama - 25 Jul 1998


I grew up in Marshall County and most of my family is from the Duck Springs area in Etowah County. I have census information placing my great grandfather, NOAH Brackett in the Lathamville area in Dekalb county around 1880's. I'm looking for any information concerning him. His family moved to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) around 1894 or so and his wife is listed as a widow in Dekalb County in 1900. Any information welcome. From: USAF SSgt. Ricky Brackett Elmendorf AFB, Alaska - 29 Jul 1998


I am looking for information on the family of Lewis Brandon, b 1780 Va., came to Ala. about 1835. His sons, Hugh H. Brandon, b 1808, Tenn., and Phillip A. Brandon came with him. Possibly brothers to Lewis are Adam and George. All lived in Dekalb County, for some time. Hugh was there as one of the founding families of the Lebanon community from 1850-1870 at least. Phillip was a J.P.C. (judge...) His wife, Elizabeth, is listed in the 1850 Dekalb County Mortality. Hugh's sons were John, Phillip, Rufus Layfette, William C. and Josiah. Hugh's wife was Henrietta Fike of Tenn. I believe her to be the daughter of Josiah Fike of Roane County, Tenn. I would like to hear any new information. From: Beverly Brandon Sweeney Ft. Worth, Texas - 07 May 1998


Seeking information on the Moses BRIDGES who was in Dekalb County in 1840. From: Glenda McWhirter Todd Winchester, Tennessee - 21 Sep 1998


Who was the Moses BRIDGES in Dekalb County, Alabama in 1840? Is he the same Moses BRIDGES who was in Choctaw County., Mississippi in 1850? Thanks. From: Glenda McWhirter Todd Winchester, Tennessee - 21 Oct 1998


Looking for information on Lewis Napoleon Brock, son of Josiah Brock and Louisa _____________. L.N. married Ellen Brindley, daughter of Mace and granddaughter of Asa Riggs Brindley. They lived in Collinsville, Dekalb County, late 1800s. Particularly looking for L.N.'s mother, Louisa, second wife of Josiah. Don't know who she was -- just that she was born in Alabama ca 1823. From: Glenda McWhirter Todd Greenville, South Carolina - 12 Oct 1998


I am looking for information on the John BROCK and James MORGAN families who left Walker County Georgia after the Civil War (c1872-1875)and moved to Alabama (Dekalb County possibly). John's wife's name was Sarah and they had children named William, John, Nancy, Martha, Mary (Polly), Sarah A.,Mandy J., Eliza and Cornelia. Mary married James Morgan in December 1970. Portions of the Battle of Chickamauga were fought on the farm of John Brock. Records at the battlefield indicate that they moved to Alabama shortly after the war. Any information on the John BROCK or James MORGAN families would be greatly appreciated. From: James Barry Morgan Midland, Texas - 26 May 1998


I am seeking the parentage and origins of Maurine Lois or Lois Maurine Brock who married a Rucks and lived in Geraldine, Alabama in the late 19th c. From: Van K. Brock Tallahassee, Florida - 14 Sep 1998


Looking for information on Charles W. Brooks married to Lou R. (last name unknown, thought to be Indian). Children were: Stephen Douglas "Bud", Henry, Walt, Cory, Martha Jane, Lizzy, Mary, Jim, Newt and Dee. Any information would be appreciated. From: Lisa Moses Belmont, Mississippi - 28 Mar 1998


Searching in Dekalb County for descendants of George J. BROOKS (1818-1897) and Hannah (unk) and for parents of Mary RODGERS who m Sep 1874 in Marshall County to John A. BROOKS (1856-1935). From: Helen Austin Decatur, Alabama - 26 Oct 1998


I am seeking info about my g-g-grandfather, Calvin Samuel (Sam) Brown. According to my grandmother he died and is buried somewhere in Dekalb County, Alabama, supposedly in or near Sand Mountain. She thinks the cemetery is at Beulah Baptist Church. Would appreciate any info. Thanks! From: Malindy Ely Cedartown, Georgia - 21 Dec 1998


I am Brenda Curtis. My father Macon Lacey Bruce was born 17 May 1918 in Dekalb County, Alabama to John H. Bruce (b.25 Jul 1874) and Mary Adaline Stephens Bruce (b.14 Sep 1879)(interestingly, Mary Adaline's first husband had been J. R. "Ruff" Bruce, a nephew of my grandfather, John H. Bruce). John H. Bruce was son of Marion F. Bruce (b. ca Jul 1831). The only name I have for Marion's wife is possibly Elizabeth, who was always called Jenny. I know that John H. and Mary Adaline are buried at the Lathamville Cemetery on Sand Mountain and Marion F. Bruce is buried in the Clark cemetery next to D. C. White's (a store I think). Any direction for further research on my part would be much appreciated. Thank you. From: Brenda Curtis Elkton, Tennessee - 11 Mar 1998


Seeking info on Joseph Wilson Bullington, born about 1866 in Dekalb County. Married to a Syrena Josephine (?) from Knoxville, Tennessee. From: Jim Hogan Wichita Falls, Texas - 07 Nov 1998


Groves BURT b: c1822 Tennessee (Franklin Co?) d: 14 Feb 1890 Etowah Co Alabama, m: Martha Caroline ___? b: c1827 Tennessee d: aft 1907. Children: Mary C. b: c1847 Tennessee; Moses b: c1848 Dekalb Alabama; Selena A. b: Jan 1850 Dekalb Alabama; Sarah b: c1854 Dekalb Alabama; Patsy b: c1855 Dekalb Alabama; Nancy b: c1857 Dekalb Alabama; Martha b: Feb 1860 Dekalb Alabama; Margaret b: c1863 Dekalb Alabama; Ellen b: c1867 Dekalb Alabama. Groves and Martha Caroline are buried at Bristow Cemetery. From: Nicole Kilgore Pinson 07 Jan 1998


I am attempting to find the father of my Grandfather, John Jackson Cahill who was born on July 22, 1871. I have discovered in the 1870 US Census of Dekalb County, Alabama page 878 my Greatgrandmother, Francis Elizabeth Teal CAHILL residing in the household with her older sister, Rebecca Teal Griffin and Rebecca's son Will. On the same page, but in different households are their mother, Frances Teal & children and a brother Zachariah Teal. In the 1880 US Census for Alabama. I find Francis Elizabeth Teal CAHILL and her son, John Jackson CAHILL living with her older brother, Wm. J. J. Teal & family in Marshall County, Alabama. The 1870 Census was taken June 14, 1870 and my grandfather was not born until July 22, 1871, so there is a 13 month difference there and it puzzles me. If he was illegitimate why the time difference? On my grandfather's death certificate it lists his father's name as Alee CAHILL of Etowah County, Alabama. Could this be either of the male children living in the household of John R. KAHILL in the 1860 Calhoun County, Alabama Census on page 540. Their names and ages were: James A. M. KAHILL 18 & Elisha A. KAHILL age 10? Elisha A. KAHILL and my greatgrandmother, Francis Elizabeth Teal would have been the same age in 1860. If there is anyone in Dekalb County that can help me with this I would be forever greatful. I have searched for many years without success. Thanks, From: Patricia Camp Mullis Lakeland, Florida - 31 Aug 1998


I am seeking information on the family of my great great uncle, Richard Wall Cain (born November 20, 1825, Hall County, Georgia) and his wife, Susannah (Aycock) Cain (born September 17, 1822, Adairsville, Georgia). They married in Cass County, Georgia on December 27, 1849. Their children were: Julius Balfour (born October 29, 1850, Georgia---died 1950); Wall (born July 7, 1854, Georgia---died November 4, 1932); Florence(born May 1, 1857, Georgia); Alice (born July 16, 1859, Georgia); and Paul M. (born October 17, 1860, Georgia). Richard and family were enumerated in the 1850 Gordon County, Georgia Census (occupation-farmer), and were enumerated in the 1860 Cass County, Georgia Census (occupation-doctor). Up until just a few days ago, the only other information that I had on Richard was (1) in 1853/54 he signed legal documents in connection with the settlement of his father's estate, and (2) I have copies of Gordon County, Georgia property deed transfers that Richard was involved in prior to 1861. After then he and his family disappeared. About three or four days ago, I received information over the internet that Richard died in Collinsville, Alabama on July 6, 1895, and that his wife died on November 21, 1887, and I assumed she died in Collinsville also. Would it be possible to have this information confirmed in connection with the date of death,the place of death and burial site for Richard and Susannah? If the same is confirmed to be correct or incorrect, would it be possible for someone to e-mail me the response? Thank you very kindly for you time and consideration. From: Linda Hayes Cliett Conyers, Georgia - 26 Sep 1998


What happened to all the Campbells in Dekalb County (Duck Springs, in particular) after the Civil War? The 1850 & 1860 Census shows 2 large families of Campbells. John & Hannah (Teague?) Campbell, his father James Campbell (of Gwinnett Co, Georgia) and 8 children. His oldest son (Wm. James R. Campbell) married Nancy Angeline McCommack (dau. of David & Celia Whitt McCommack (or McCormack, we have seen it both ways). The father of the other family was Manassah Campbell. I am not sure how many children he had but a daughter (Rachael) married one of Nancy's brothers. Wm Jame R was wounded in the war & family tradition says he came home & died at home. Nancy, her three young children & her parents moved to Red Hill, Marshall County From: Judy Campbell Nebergall Atlanta, Georgia - 16 May 1998


Would appreciate any information on the Carr, Palmer, Sizemore families. They probably were located in the Valley Head, Henegar area of Dekalb County around the early to mid 1860s. From: Betty Chambers Murfreesboro, Tennessee - 10 Sep 1998


In the 1850 census of Dekalb Co, my gggrandfather Jasper Levi Lowry and his wife Elizabeth had her brother David C Galbreath (Galbraith?) living in their household. I understand the C in David's middle name was for Carrick. Would be interested in the Carrick connection with the Galbreath/Galbraith family. From: John N. Watson Birmingham, Alabama - 01 Jun 1998


I am looking for information on Peter W. Carroll who lived in Dekalb County in the early to mid 1800's. He died in the Civil War. His wife's name was Sarah. From: Michael Clark San Antonio, Texas - 22 Apr 1998


Looking for info on Angeline (Angie) Ann CARROLL, b. South Carolina abt. 1852. Family supposedly lived in Dekalb county sometime in 1860-1880. Married a Mr. SMITH and 2nd James M. PATTERSON in Marshall county in 1878. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. From: Vickie Garmon Southside, Alabama - 16 Aug 1998


Need information about Caves family in Dekalb County, Alabama From: Randy Caves Leeds, Alabama - 25 Nov 1998


I am searching for information about the family of Joe Chambers, son of David Crockett and Sarah Chambers of Dekalb County. As far as I know Joe was killed when he was hit by a car somewhere near Valley Head sometime in the 30's. His brothers include Dolph, Ab(Abner), Charley and sisters Julia, Ida and one unknown. Would appreciate any information about Joe's family. From: Betty Chambers Murfreesboro, Tennessee - 01 Oct 1998


George W. Black born 1817 married Jane Vernon born 1826 child: Georgia Ann Black born 1836 married Love Chandler born 1827 child: Anne Liza Chandler born 1858 married Lenzy David Brown born 1860. They are all buried in the Macedonia Cemetery in Geraldine, Dekalb, Alabama.
Anne and Lenzy David Brown had son Robert Uley Brown born 1884 who married Myrtle Fincher.
John W. Brown born 1816
Lenzey David Brown born 1860
Robert Uley Brown born 1884
Alvey B Fincher
Andrew Jackson Fincher born 1862
Martha Myrtle Fincher born 1884
Any help on the abovefamilies would be appreciated.
From: Sallie D. Henry - 27 Mar 1998


Searching for Chappell info. Mary Elizabeth Kimbell Chappell died in Fyffe, Alabama March 1, 1907. Her husband, Robert Clark Chappell, died and was buried in Henry County, Georgia, Feb 24, 1890. She came to Alabama with some of her children. One was my ggrandfather, James Albert Chappell who married Prudie Jane Adams (her parents were William J. Adams and Mary Louiza Denson.) James, Prudie, and her parents are buried in Marshall County. Please help me locate Mary Chappell's grave! I also would like a link with any Chappells in the area that are kin to me. Maybe they have some info. Any family histories? I've applied to DAR on my Kimbell line. Would be glad to share info! From: Deb Gattis 20 Jan 1998


Researching: ROEBUCK/POOL, - NC - GA - AL, WILSON/BROTHERS, TN - AL, ELLIS/GWIN (Varner/McKay/Hanley), NC - AL, CHASTAIN/ JONES - Cherokee County - Dekalb Co, Alabama Specifically looking for info on Monroe Chastain. From: Louise Roebuck Cook Freeport, Illinois - 13 Aug 1998


My ggf was named Thomas Jefferson Childress, born in Alabama 1826. A Thomas Childress is listed in the Alabama land records as having recorded a property transaction on 7-15-1854. I am trying to find out more information on this man - his wife's name, his age and any children. Any information or suggestions welcomed. From: Linda Kelly Woodbridge, Virginia - 14 Mar 1998


Need information the Chisenhall Family of Sara Katherine Chisenhall b 1848 d 1898, married William Marion Ambrester. Also on John Pell, Father of Thomas Henry Pell d 1926 Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Reita Kelley Mechanicsville, Virginia - 12 Aug 1998


Looking for proof that the H. Coker in the 1840 Dekalb census was Henderson Coker of Laurens County, South Carolina. About 1845, he moved on to Pontotoc County, Mississippi, with his wife Susan Freeman of Buncombe County, North Carolina, but he died before the 1850 census. They had twelve children, two of whom (William Downs Coker who was mistakenly given as William D. Cooper and Elizabeth [Coker] Lackey) were in Dekalb County, Alabama, in the 1850 census living with their aunt and uncle Elisha and Anna (Coker) Freeman. Their mother Susan remarried to her husband's uncle, William M. Henderson, and moved back to Alabama, to neighboring Marshall County. (They had a daughter Alabama Henderson who married Luke W. Duckett). Elizabeth Lackey remarried to William Owens of Dekalb County, Alabama, as his second wife. Any information about Henderson Coker, who was the son of Robert B. and Elizabeth (Henderson) Coker of Laurens County, South Carolina, would be much appreciated. Do have proof that Henderson Coker and Elisha and Anna (Coker) Freeman were no longer in South Carolina about 1840/1 when they are named in an estate suit brought by some of the younger children of Robert B. Coker. From: Mary Kay Coker Los Alamos, New Mexico - 15 May 1998


Information needed about Field COLEMAN who resided in Dekalb County after moving from Jackson County, Alabama. I have his ancestry back to the immigrating ancestor but need the names of his children from his first marriage to Croske PREEN ca. 1800 in Barren County, Kentucky, and the children from his second marriage to Betsy ALEXANDER in 1808, also Kentucky. Need his death date and any life information. Will exchange information. Thank you. From: Donna Hunter Greenville, California - 27 Dec 1998


Seeking information on Collins family of Collinsville, Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Mark Fields Fairfax, Virginia - 05 Jun 1998


Seeking information on the history of Collinsville Alabama, Dekalb County. My wife's uncle has Collins surname and has been told that his Collins settled Collinsville. Does anyone know where we might find information on the settlement of Collinsville? We are in California. Any help is grately appreciated. From: Phil Daniel Lompoc, California - 30 Apr 1998


I am seeking information regarding Colston ancestors with varied spellings. Think they may have lived in Dekalb County, Alabama early on. Will appreciate hearing from anyone who might have knowledge of these families. From: Gladys Colston Shannon Ardmore, Tennessee - 26 Jul 1998


I am searching for information on William Colston, b-c1805 in Virginia, possibly lived in Dekalb County, Alabama in early 1830s. Would like to hear from anyone who might have information on the family name ‘Colston' with varied spellings. From: Gladys Colston Shannon Ardmore, Tennessee - 28 Dec 1998


Looking for information about Jane Cone, Listed in the 1840 Dekalb County census. Her children were also listed. They were Leroy, age 8, Catharine, age 5, and George, age 2. I need the name of Jane's Husband. She was listed as the head of household in the census. From: Eddie Cone Slaton, Texas - 28 Nov 1998


I am looking for James Alexander Copeland (a mail contractor) father and mother. James was born January 12,1817. He owned land at Wills Creek, between Dawson Cap and Collinsville, Alabama. If I could find out who his mother, father, brothers, and sisters are I would be very happy. I have been looking for this information for three years. Thank you. From: Bill Copeland Hartselle, Alabama - 01 Mar 1998


Reseaching Couch family, known to be in Dekalb County in mid 1800's. Moved to Comanche County, Texas. All info appreciated & all mail answered. From: Larry & Lucretia Collins Santa Maria, California - 22 Aug 1998


The 1860 census of Dekalb County, Alabama lists two William Craze. One was age 15, born Alabama, in the household of James Craze, 41, born Tennessee, and his wife Louisa, 43, born South Carolina. The other William Craze, age 16, born Alabama, was in the household of Lucy Craze, 65, born North Carolina. Also in household were Elizabeth, age 37, and Margaret, age 31, both born Tennessee. Which one of these Williams was the William C. Crays who married Martha Ann Cordell 1862 and had died by 1870? The other William married an Emily, and was still living in 1870. Any Craze/Cordell information greatly appreciated. From: Beth Sauceman LaFayette, Georgia - 14 Aug 1998


Isaac Crow died in 1884 in Mentone. I'm trying to find where he is buried and the exact date of death. From: Garry Holland Kennewick, Washington - 02 May 1998


Would appreciate any information on the above families, especially the Painter and Chambers families. James Monroe Crow (1825-1899) moved to Dekalb County abt 1852. His son Calvin Monroe Crow married (1st) Sarah Jane Bouldin, and (2nd) Mary Jane Chambers (1860-1939) daughter of Abner Chambers and Amanda Matilda Thornhill. I am looking for information on Abner and Matilda. Calvin Monroe Crow's son Erskin Monroe Crow married Lela Evelyn York (1889-1950), daughter of John Cassel York and Mary Elizabeth Painter. I am especially interested in finding the family of Mary Elizabeth Painter. The Crow, York, Bouldin, Chambers and Painter families were in Dekalb County in the latter 1800's. Many members of these families moved to Texas in the 1890's. Any information would be appreciated and any information I have would be gladly shared. From: J.R. Crow Breese, Illinois - 25 May 1998


I am seeking the ancestors of my grand parents. Chesley McDonald CROW, b. 1878, Dekalb County, Alabama., m. Margret Ellen YORK in 1900. Margret was dau. of John YORK and Mary PAINTER. Chesley's parents were William Floyd CROW and Margret PHILLIPS dau. of Abner PHILLIPS. William CROW's siblings were: George, John, Calvin, Vanie, Babe, Nan. Any help will be appreciated. From: Howard Ford Thousand Oaks, California - 06 Nov 1998


Listed in 1870 Dekalb County Alabama census; Cooper Bennett Davis, b ca 1828 Franklin County Georgia, Arminda Davis, b ca 1848 Franklin County Georgia, Manerva Davis, b ca 1850 Franklin County Georgia, John S. Davis, b ca 1856 Franklin County Georgia, Humphrey Davis, b ca 1857 Franklin County Georgia, Sanford Davis, b ca 1854 Franklin County Georgia, Asa W. Davis, b ca 1855 Franklin County Georgia, Artemesia Davis, b ca 1856 Franklin County Georgia, Mary A. Davis, b ca 1858 Franklin County Georgia, Laura Davis, b ca 1859 Franklin County Georgia, I have not been able to locate this family in 1880. Any information will be appreciated. From: Lamar Davis Toccoa, Georgia - 16 Nov 1998


Looking for any Davis or Bridwells in the area; my folks (on my father's side) came from the area. From: Jack Bridwell 09 Jan 1998


Thomas Dean (b. ca 1810, VA) and his wife Lucretia (b. ca 1812, Tennessee)and family appear in 1850 census in Dade County, Georgia. In 1860, 1870, 1880, this family resides in Dekalb County, Alabama. Thomas and his wife Lucretia are buried in a small cemetery on a knoll near Valley Head -no dates on stones. Their children include James, Aaron (b. 1834, Ragan Station, Tennessee) David, William, Leander, Thomas, July Ann, John, Abraham, Margaret. I would like very much to locate Bible of Thomas Dean. I would also like to know the surname of his wife Lucretia. Was Lucretia Thomas's 2nd wife? There is a mark on the 1850 census that could indicate that she was. I would also very much like to know the correct dates of birth and death for Thomas and Lucretia. From: Betty Jo Brown Street 18 Jan 1998


Any details on family of John Gasaway DeShields - wife Normesia (maiden name?) dob 4/19/1840 - former sheriff of Dekalb County. From: Dianne Schwendim Spartanburg, South Carolina - 03 May 1998


I am looking for any information on the above surnames. Most of my KIRKSEYS are from Sand Mountain in the late 1800's and early to mid 1900's . Anyone with any information on this family that is willing to share would be greatly appreciated. Also on the name of DOVER, most of mine are I believe from Jackson County, but with the close proximity I believe there may have been some in Dekalb County also. I know there were marriages between the two. My Granny Lillie Mae Kirksey and Grandpa John Franklin Dover were two of them. Anything on this name would be appreciated also. Sharon Dover Romanek or from May 28-Sept 15 From: Sharon Dover Romanek Prescott, Arizona - 20 Dec 1998


I am seeking information on the families of Joel Sharp (b. abt. 1824 in North Carolina) and Eliza Jane Drain (b. abt. 1827 in Tennessee). They were married in 1850 in Dekalb County. I believe Joel's family lived in Cherokee County around this time. From: Heath G. Gerbige Woodville, Alabama - 07 Dec 1998


Seeking info on Osborn Durham and Mary Lofton who came to this county in the 1850's and settled near Fyffe. They later moved to Chavies. Would like to exchange info with their descendants. Mary Lofton is the sister of my 2nd Great Grandfather John Henry Lofton. From: Harold A. Bouldin Fyffe, Alabama - 27 Nov 1998


Trying to find info on Annie Elizabeth (Jones) Echols and son John who came to Dekalb County from Georgia after death of her husband John in Civil War. From: Bobbi Echols Lahaina, Hawaii - 14 Nov 1998


Am looking for information about Crisley EDMONDS who lived in Dekalb County in the early 1900's. He was murdered 1915-1920. He might have gone by the name ELLER. He was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, in 1875-76. He had at least 2 sons who would have been in their early teens when Crisley died. Would like to know where the family located after Crisley died. From: G.V. Edmonds San Diego, California - 04 Mar 1998


William Worth Edmondson son of Wiley grandson of Bryon lived in Dekalb County in 1881 when his son was born William Stanton Edmondson. William W. bro was John D. Edmondson. William W. was married to Ester Raines. From: Gayla Norris Wischer Tampa, Florida - 29 Apr 1998


I am looking for Information on Larkin Ellenburg born in Dekalb County, Alabama around 1845. He was born near Collinsville. His son Samuel and wife Martha appear on the 1870 Dekalb County, Alabama census. Any information will be appreciated. From: Joann Holdbrooks Muscle Shoals , Alabama - 24 Sep 1998


Charles Stewart ELLIS, born 16 Nov 1824, at "Will's Station", Alabama - believe this to be Wills Town which was in Dekalb. Charles son of Sylvester ELLIS, a minister, and Sarah Hoyt. VanDuyne (VanDyne) may have been in this area. Thanks, From: Bob Hatfield Allen Park, Michigan - 23 Mar 1998


John, James, Jim, Oliver - lived in Dekalb County, Fort Payne area early 1900 to 1924. James (Jim) Fannin married Sarah Earwood, sons, John & Oliver John married Adeline Pruitt (Oliver lived in Ft Payne area longer). John is my grandfather. From: Bea McClung Hiram (Paulding County), Georgia - 29 Dec 1998


I am looking for info on ancestors/siblings for Julia A Fike born about 1852 probably in Dekalb County, Alabama. She married Webster D. Smith. He was born in Mississippi. They also resided in Texas. Any help appreciated. From: Johanne Moore Texarkana, Arkansas - 09 May 1998


I am seeking information on a John Franklin who is found in the 1850 Dekalb County, Alabama census, 80 years old and born in Virginia. His wife is Mary, 66 years old and born in Kentucky. Living with them is a Joseph Aseberry (Ashberry), 17 years old and born in Alabama. I would like to know the maiden name of this Mary and if there is a connection to the Joseph Ashberry. Any help appreciated. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 24 Oct 1998


Seeking info on the Jonas Melton family found at household 285 in the 1850 Dekalb County Alabama Census. Would appreciate any and all MELTON and connecting families info. Also, I am particularly interested in William C. Free (born 1826/27) and wife Elizabeth Ann listed in that household. Hoping to find further information on my FREE ancestors by going through the Melton backdoor. Would welcome any help or advice. THANKS!! From: Debra Free Howell Fayetteville, North Carolina - 02 Jun 1998


Seeking info on my great great grandfather, Elisha Freeman who died in Collinsville, Dekalb County on 2/8/1855; his wife, Anna or Hannah Cathey? Possibly Cooper? who died in the same place 10/7/1870; and my great grandfather, Francis Marion Freeman who was born in approximately 1852-1854. Thanks! From: Bobby L. Freeman Palestine, Texas - 09 Feb 1998


Listed in the 1840 Census for Dekalb County. There is also a Gassa, Norvel listed at the same date. Would like any info on both of these pople if possible. Thank you very much. From: Marshall C. Ehlers Pascagoula , Mississippi - 09 Aug 1998


Looking for information on Wallace Harrison Gilbert. His father was William Riley and mother was Nancy Flora Webb, and William's parents were Calab and Agenes Ardella Gilbert. Would love to have any information on this family. Thanks From: Sue Mashburn Somerville, Alabama - 04 May 1998


Interested in finding any connection between William Goddard of Cherokee County Alabama listed in the 1840 census, with Thomas J. Goddard listed in the 1850 census for Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Daniel S. Goddard Corpus Christi, Texas - 15 Mar 1998


I am a descendant of William Gray who settled in what was then Dekalb County before 1840. This man brought his family from either Georgia or South Carolina to the Cherokee Cession Lands. The Sitz (Sitze/Sietz) branch of my family moved from Warren County, Tennessee at approximately the same time. Do you know of anyone who might be doing research on either of these families? My wife is a descendant of the founding family of Collinsville but knows next to nothing of her family history. Do you know of anyone who might be knowledgeable about the history of Collinsville and the Collins family? From: O. Ronald Gray Pensacola, Florida - 05 Jul 1998


Looking for info on Gregorys of Dekalb County. area. My gf was Kline L. Gregory Sr. married to Marilyn Logan. Just starting and any info would be appreciated. From: Dee Hilliard Shreveport, Louisiana - 03 Aug 1998


Searching for Marion H GRIZZLE married cousin Dolly Louise GRIZZELL. Marion changed the spelling of his last name to his wife's. He was born 1871 Georgia, the son of William Reid & Rachel Artminta WARD GRIZZLE. Dolly Louise (called LU) born 9-14-1875 died 1-1974 SS# 417-70-4124. I have a picture taken 1905 at Sand Mountain, Alabama. MH & LU GRIZZLE/GRIZZELL standing in front of their home with 6 children. Lu expecting #7. Two are; Clellie Mae and Clifford. Any researchers familiar with this Family? From: Rachel Leigh WARD GRIZZLE Oxford, Mississippi - 19 Dec 1998

GWIN -WARREN Looking for information on Samuel R. Gwin and Centhia Ballew (Belew) Gwin who lived in the Lovelace area from the 1880s to the early 1900s; Gordon Gwin and Anna Warren Gwin who married there in 1896, she was appointed postmistress in Stella in 1901. Also Jimmie M. Warren and Nicy Murphy Warren. From: Pat Gordon Fort Worth, Texas - 20 Mar 1998 HALL

Does anyone have any info concerning E. D. HALL listed as head of household in the Dekalb 1840 Census? My grandfather Edward D. HALL was born in Lebanon in 1834. From: Joan Hall Albright Huntsville, Alabama - 15 Feb 1998


Edward Hall was born in Lebanon, Dekalb county in 1834. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. From: Bob DeWitt New Lenox, Illinois - 07 Sep 1998


Seeking the parents of Van HALL, b. 12 Nov 1800 in South Carolina; died 1874 in Collinsville, Dekalb County, Alabama; married Mary BURRIS, daughter of Rev. James BURRIS, c1822 in South Carolina. Son, Aaron HALL, married Elizabeth D. RUSSELL 12 Oct 1847 in Collinsville, Alabama. Any information appreciated. From: Betty Helms Vinski 14 Jan 1998


Looking for any information from Dekalb County pertaining to my family history. From: Patty Hamrick Hayes Ringgold, Georgia - 29 Nov 1998

HARRELSON (& variations)

William Harrelson was listed on the 1870 census index of Dekalb County, Rawlingsville P.O., page 879 - if anyone has access to the actual census record I would appreciate a list of names, ages, sex & birthplace of all in the household. You may send it via e-mail at the address below. Thank you very much, From: Betty L. Norem Panama City, Florida - 20 Aug 1998


Looking for any information on Eli Carter Harris. His wife, Delphia Elvira Holsonback (spelled Holstenback on 1860 census) is known to have lived in Dekalb county as of 1860 (6 years old at the time) but she was born in Georgia. As of 1880, Eli and Delphia lived in Lamar county and then moved to Monroe county, Mississippi. Old family story says Eli was a preacher and about 1890-95 had to return to his church where ordained (on Sand Mountain) and get some proof of his ordination so he may also have lived in the area of Dekalb county before moving west. From: Raymond Harris Pinetop, Arizona - 13 Nov 1998


Searching for ancestry info for my GGGrandfather, George M. HARVEY b. 1822 in North Carolina, d. 1900 in Arkansas. George and his wife, Murcila MARTIN, b. ca 1823 in North Carolina, d. ca 1870 in unk, are listed in the 1860 Dekalb County, Alabama census along with 9 of their children. George entered the Alabama 7th Cavalry in 1861 and served until the war's end in 1865. Sometime after the war and before 1872, George moved to Arkansas and Murcila had died. Happy to exchange info with fellow researchers...Thanks. From: William Harvey North Plains, Oregon - 03 Oct 1998


Very much interested in the S.(Sampson)Haws and Samuel Haws families. Anyone with a 1850 census for Dekalb County??? Would really appreciate birth states, ages and wives names if possible. The 1840 census online has Sampson listed as only S. Haws and Samuel as Samuel. Will pay back with look ups on World Family Tree cd's 1-17 Regards, From: Jim Hawes Davis, California - 08 Oct 1998


Sampson Haws moved from Kentucky to Dekalb County, Alabama. With him came his wife Polley Matthis and sons Solomon, Samuel, William and Jefferson. I am looking for marriage and issue details of Sampson's sons and any unknown issue Sampson & Polley may have had. Solomon moved to Missouri and had a large family. Samuel & Jefferson took out land patents (BLM records) and the 1850 census shows them married with their own families. I have no idea what happened to William? Any tidbit of information is welcome. Sampson was my gggg uncle. Would also be interested in any burial information on this family. From: Jim Hawes Davis, California - 18 Nov 1998


Seeking info about Ambrose Ripley Heatherly who was in Dekalb County from 1838 (maybe earlier) until at least 1850. From: J.D. Weeks Gardendale, Alabama - 04 Nov 1998


I am searching for the burial site of my Grandfather John Wesley Helms. In researching through the social security internet files I have come upon two possibilities and one of them is Valley Head in Dekalb County. It lists date of birth as 6/14/83 and date of death as 8/15/72. Any information that anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. The main clue I need is confirmation of the middle name, as this is not listed by the social security system. From: John Helms Asheville, North Carolina - 28 May 1998


Hi! I am tracing my family history and most of them lived in Dekalb county. In Fort Payne, Alabama, Rising Fawn Georgia and Trenton, Georgia. Most all of them lived in and around Fort Payne, Alabama. I would appreciate any information on Hester family. Thank you, From: Anne (Hester) Walker 08 Jan 1998


Are there any HESTER researchers out there? I am searching for any HESTER listed on the 1850 and the 1870 Dekalb County, Alabama census. Thank you for any help. From: Deborah Owens Elyton, Alabama - 29 Sep 1998


Looking for death record of Larkin Ceab Hobgood (b. Abt. 1830-40) and Jessie Frank (Francis?) Hobgood (b. Abt 1888). From: Deb Hobgood Fort Meade, Maryland - 09 Apr 1998


Searching for information on William Taylor Holcomb who lived in DeKalb County from around 1898 to 1903. Carried mail by horseback from Rail Station to three isolated towns in Sand Mountain area. From: B. J. Holcomb Norfolk, Virginia - 23 Aug 1998


Seeking info on Gfather, William Taylor Holcomb.He was living in the Gilberts Cross Road area of Dekalb County from 1896 to 1903 and delivered mail by horseback from Portersville Depot to two or three small PO's in the Sand Mountain area. Any info would be appreciated. From: B. J. Holcomb Norfolk, Virginia - 28 Jul 1998


William Taylor Holcomb was my grandfather, was at one time a mail carrier in the area at the time mail was carried from the railroad to the post office by horseback. Also I understand he was a Justice of the Peace in Key, Alabama. From: Roger C. Holcomb Calvert, Texas - 04 Oct 1998


I'm looking for the KILPATRICK connection. Any information? William Columbus Holcomb b. September 15, 1858 Dekalb County, Alabama d. December 9, 1938 Dekalb or Marshall County, Alabama, Parents: William C. Holcomb and Sallie Lane. Wife-Martha Elizabeth Killpatrick b. October 30, 1855 d. April 9, 1928 m. 1870-1880?, Parents: Alexander Killpatrick and Elizabeth Pool. Children of William C. and Martha were: Josie Holcomb b. August 29, 1876 d. May 20, 1937, Spouse-Oliver Moore, Finis M. Holcomb b. July 18, 1881 d. August 11, 1946, Spouse-Mattie O. Silvas, Della Holcomb b. May 13, 1885 d. June 2, 1957, Spouse-Homer H. Battle, Joseph Marcellus (Celly) Holcomb b. June 2, 1887 d. August 28, 1981, Spouse- Maude Ethel Bishop, Elish E. Holcomb b. June 13, 1890 d. May 28, 1959, Spouse-Ethel Cordelia Cobb, Elonzo Columbus (Lonnie) Holcomb b. November 1, 1894 d. August 14, 1977, Spouses Adaline Elizabeth Williams, Dessie Hamby, Curtis Webb Holcomb b. September 24, 1897 d. February 7, 1987, Spouses-Lillie Mae Peterson, Minnie Bell Hubbard. Hope you can help!! She was my greatgrandmother. From: Debra Gattis Cartersville, Georgia - 04 Feb 1998


William C. Holcomb and Jack Floyd came to Dekalb County from Benton County in the 1850s with their families. William C. Holcomb was married to Sarah (Sallie) Lane. The Sand Mountain Reporter has carried articles (series) on Sallie Lane at least two times. William C. Holcomb fought in the War Between The States. He died as a result of the war. Can't find a record of this. He might have fought on the Union side. (But why did Sallie hide children and possessions from the HomeGuard, if that was so?) Also William's father, Moses, and his brother, John, and families stayed in Cherokee County. Moses father was Burrell Holcomb. Burrell, Moses and William were all born in South Carolina. Burrell was reportedly nearly full Cherokee Indian. Searching for information! Can you link me with anyone with info? From: Debra Gattis 19 Jan 1998


Looking for info on Lawson B. Holmes and his wife Lucinda Barnes, married 1834. Names associated with the family are Lee, Morris, Hunt, Waters and Ayers. Also looking for their son Garnett Holmes born 1841. From: Ann Storer Albuquerque, New Mexico - 05 May 1998


I am seeking information on the family of my ggg-grandparents, Joshua and Marina (Marena) Howard. They were in Bellefonte, Alabama, in the 1850 census. I cannot find them in the 1860 census, but they lived in Valley Head in the 1870 and 1880 census. Marina Howard is buried in the Henagar Cemetery. She was born January 30, 1819, and died April 10, 1893, according to information on her headstone. Joshua Howard was living in Pine Grove between Henagar and Fort Payne in the 1900 census with a daughter, Evergreen Headrick and her husband Hart Headrick. I have not been able to find any information about him after 1900. He is not buried by his wife Marina. Can anyone tell me where he is buried? Joshua and Marina had a son Jasper N. Howard who married Francis E. Igou. They are also buried in the Henagar Cemetery along with a son, James M. Howard who died at age 11. If you have any information on this family, please email me, or call me at (256) 657-5984. From: Larry Holland Dutton, Alabama - 21 Nov 1998


Seeking additional information on Archibald Jenkins Horton - Probate Judge Dekalb County around 1874 when court house was at Lebanon. From: Jearold P. Horton Horton, Alabama - 04 Aug 1998


Does anyone have info on Harry S. Howe or his sons Claude M. Howe or Hal Howe? They lived in Mentone/ Fort Payne area in early 1900's. Any info would be greatly appreciated !!! Thank you so much...Laurie Howe From: Laurie Howe Geneseo, New York - 23 Dec 1998


I am seeking information on a J. Newton Hurtt (1860 - 1923). His wife's name is Georgia A. Hurtt. They are buried in the Wesley's Chapel Cemetery on Sand Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama. I would especially like to know where this Hurtt lived before settling in the Wesley's Chapel community. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 23 Aug 1998


Looking for details and family of James HUSKEY and John HUSKEY who lived in Dekalb area from 1830-1930. From: Dave Huskey Dallas, Texas - 06 Dec 1998


Looking for an Emaline Martin born 1848, who married a Hyde probably in Georgia and moved to Dekalb County, Alabama. She is a sister to Susan Jane Martin who married William Humphrey Cochran in Georgia and Susan Jane moved to Dekalb County with her children and both Susan Jane and William Humphrey are buried at Walkers Chapel on top of the Mountain. Emaline's father was Conrad R. Martin who was married to Susannah Abee from North Carolina and moved to Georgia during the Gold Rush. in the 1840's. I would love to hear from any Martin or Hyde with information on these families. From: Nadine Dickinson Adamsville, Alabama - 24 Jul 1998


Is anyone researching Levi Isbell born 14 Aug 1797 married 3 Aug 1816 Madison County, Alabama to Sarah Birdwell. Levi died 1 Nov 1876. Where was he born? Need definite proof of his father, mother, sisters, brothers. From: Odessa Isbell Valley View, Texas - 24 Mar 1998


John Jackson and wife Rebecca came from Dekalb County to Monroe County Tennessee ca 1880. Know children are Annie, Lizzie, & Dan. Lizzie married a Mars and returned to Fort Payne to live. Trying to find info on Rebecca and parents of John Jackson. From: Carolyn Snider Vonore, Tennessee - 23 Apr 1998


Looking for information about Bailus Jet (Jett) and Joseph Jet (Jett) who appear on the 1850 Dekalb County, Alabama census, District 24. Would like to know how they are related (if at all). Thanks. From: C. Jett 22 Jan 1998


I am looking for any information on David Johnson. I am his great granddaughter. I have heard many different things about where he last was, but I have found nothing. He originally came from Marshall County where he married my great grandmother Letitia Patterson. He later divorced her on June 24, 1915. He then remarried Pearl Hubbard. I heard they moved to Guntersville where he started teaching again. I also heard David and Pearl had two children. I recently heard they also moved to Texas. My mother also thinks he lived in Jefferson County, but I'm not sure when. We figure he died in 1950 or 1951. He and Letitia's only son's name was Gordon Johnson. I would like any information that can be found. From: Autumn R. Higdon, Alabama - 23 Sep 1998


I am looking for more information on William "Billy" Justice - Cherokee - found on the Henderson Roll of 1838. He stated that he lived in Willstown, Dekalb County, Alabama at that time. I feel he may have moved there from Rabun County, Georgia around 1830 and may have lived there 10-15 years. One of his daughters, Jane "Jinny" was my 3rd grt. grandmother. I am looking to confirm who her mother was. Any help would be greatly appreciated. "Jinny" was born abt. 1814 in North Carolina. From: Mavis C. Gailey Starke, Florida - 15 Aug 1998


Any info on the Kay family listed in the Dekalb 1860-1870 census. From: Kay Dupuy Mesquite, Texas - 25 May 1998


My greatgrandmother, Mary E. (HART) KILGORE was born in March 1865 in Tennessee. Sometime after 1900, she moved to Ft.Payne or "Lahoosa" Alabama. She owned the Kilgore Hotel there. That is everything I have on her so any information would be appreciated. From: Dennie Rennow Tallahassee, Florida - 07 Jun 1998


Researching my g-greatgrandfather John Ambers KILLIAN, born 10 May 1832 at or near Lebanon, Dekalb County Married Tobitha Elizabeth Craig SIMS in Lebanon (date unknown). Tobitha was born 27 Aug 1830. Any information on either would be appreciated. From: Ron Poland Navarre, Florida - 12 Jun 1998


Looking for the parents of Adam Allen LACKEY. He was born Feb. 1, 1802 in S.C. married Lydia Campbell. He died Dec. 3, 1891 and is buried in Black Oak Cemetery Dekalb County Alabama. From: Michael Lackey Garland, Texas - 11 Jun 1998


I am searching for a William Lemuel Lackey that may have lived in Dekalb. He would have been born 1855-1860. From: Jill Lackey Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 21 May 1998


Looking for Dekalb County-era traces of my ggg gf Andrew Jackson LAND, b.ca1816, came from Pickens County Ala. to Dekalb County about 1849 with his wife, Catherine Elizabeth EASTERWOOD. Catherine died in the 1860's. When? Does she have a gravestone? AJ LAND left Alabama about 1869 and moved to Titus (present Franklin) County, Texas, where he died in April 1880. His parents, James and Charlotte Land, died in the 1850's and are buried in present-day Etowah County From: Mike Patterson Colleyville, Texas - 08 Apr 1998


I am looking for information about Nestor Emmanuel Gilling LeChien, who immigrated from Belgium and was living in Dekalb County in 1880. His wife, Sara Frances Starling, was born in Cherokee County. Sometime before 1890, they moved to Tuscaloosa County, where he died in 1892. I am specifically interested in how he got to Dekalb County from Belgium and where in Belgium he is from. From: Bob Palmer Birmingham, Alabama - 23 May 1998


Cicero Ledbetter b. late 1800's, lived around Trenton Georgia, moved or family moved to Dekalb County with wife Mary Francis?, child. Frank, Fred, Luther, d. Hattie? Any info helpful. Need info on Lorenzo (Alonzo) Walker Wooten m. Nellie White (living) buried in Ft. Payne. Who were his parents? From: Paul Bagwell Clovis, New Mexico - 05 Sep 1998


All lived at Dawson in late 1800's and were buried at Fairview Methodist Cemetery, Dawson, Alabama. Any information will be greatly appreciated. From: Robert S. Lee Granbury, Texas - 17 Jun 1998


Searching for information on the Little family of Dekalb County, Alabama and South Carolina. My ancestor was Thomas Jefferson Little who was born near Lebanon in Dekalb County. He served in the l2th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War. His father, was, I believe the Isaac Little who was on the l850 Dekalb County census. Thomas Jefferson's mother was Mahala. What was her maiden name? Where in South Carolina did the family originate? Older South Carolina census rolls reveal a lot of Littles, including two Isaacs; however, I cannot determine which one was the correct Isaac. Would like to correspond with any descendant who may be willing to share information. Thomas Jefferson Little had several siblings. From: Dale Johnson Huntsville, Alabama - 11 Oct 1998


Looking for information about Lois Irene Love born 04 Aug 1923 in Dekalb County Alabama. Also information on her husband John Henry Wisner. From: Melissa Wisner Daigle Sulphur, Louisiana - 26 May 1998


Looking for information about Joseph Lusk, born 1832, died circa 1900. Was a farmer in Dekalb County and owned land on Pea Ridge, above Hammondville. If anyone can assist, please feel free to send whatever information you have via e-mail. Thank you. From: David Lusk Goose Creek, South Carolina - 23 Oct 1998


Looking for info on William McDonald Luttrell, b. 31 Aug 1854 Dekalb County, Alabama. He married in MO in 1875. Thanks. From: Dorsey Drane Beaverton, Oregon - 08 May 1998


Am interested in contacting others research the John LYONS family of Dekalb Alabama. He married Margaret MEEK. Have some information to share; mostly census data from 1840-1860. Thank you. From: Julie Clayton Christchurch, New Zealand - 22 May 1998


Seeking information to link the various Lyons families who migrated to Dekalb County from Tennessee after the Cherokee removal (1830-60s) and after war 1865-1880. My wife is the grand daughter of Richard N Lyons listed on the 1850 Census. Mrs. Mary Lyons married a Edward H. Wade by 1860... seeking descendants. From: Mark Carroll Rockville, Maryland - 19 Sep 1998


Searching for ancestors of Ruth Ann (Rutha) MARTIN b. 15 Mar 1853 (South Carolina?) d. 28 Aug 1899, Etowah County, Alabama; m. 31 October 1873 Dekalb County, Alabama to Thomas Jefferson SIZEMORE. Unable to locate her parents. Any help appreciated! From: Charlotte H. Lankford Lilburn, Georgia - 31 Jul 1998


Looking for information on Noah Mashburn that lived in Dekalb County until death in 1900. His wife was Rhoda Julia Ann Holden. They are buried at Smith Med. Church Cemetery. From: Sue Mashburn Somerville, Alabama - 01 May 1998


Bartlet Yancy MCBRIDE m. Florinda June MCDONALD 26 May 1851, Zachariah THOMASON, JP (MR 3, page 61 & MP 1851, Dekalb County Marriages 1836-1854). Was Bartlet Yancy MCBRIDE related to Zachariah THOMASON? From: Patricia Stewart Screpetis Pineville, Louisiana - 31 Jan 1998


William MCCANDLESS was listed in the Alabama Census of 1860 in Dekalb County Northern Division. My GGGF was listed by his widow/Ex. wife? to have been born in Tennessee (date unknown) on the 1880 Census. Dicy or Dicie Cordelia (maiden name unknown) married a McCandless in about 1862 and they had Lee or Leander McC, Nannie or Nancy b. abt. 1867 and John Richard b. 9/17/1868-9. All the children were born in Texas and Dicy was born in Alabama in August, 1842. Dicy had remarried a J.S. DANCER by 1871 in Texas and in 1880 was living in Smithville, Bastrop County but was widowed. By 1900 she had remarried a man named Caperton but was living in the home of John Richard McC in Lytton Springs, Caldwell County Texas. I'm trying to identify the father of John Richard McCandless, my GGF and This McCandless may be kin. I'm trying to contact anyone with information on him and I need to find Dicy's maiden name. From: Ron McCandless 24 Jan 1998


Seeking father of Alexander Patton McCartney. Lived in Dekalb County in late 1800's. Died January 3, 1905. Buried in Glenwood cemetery in Fort Payne in McCartney family plot. From: Terry McCartney Birmingham, Alabama - 12 Jul 1998


Darby MCCARTY b.1715 d.aft 1795 at Sand Mountain, Dekalb County, Alabama. Has anyone seen this name? My info of him dying there may be wrong? His wife was Hannah Richardson d. abt 1792. From: Homer Bruce Spencer, Indiana - 07 Oct 1998


Searching for Zachariah T. Norris b.1852 & his wife Zona Anna b.1853. Searching for Jerry Hiram McClung b.1845 and his wife Margarette Moore b.1842. Zachariah & Zona were both born in Georgia, but moved to Alabama after they were married. We think most of their children were born in Dekalb County. Jerry & Margarette, we know most of their children were born in Dekalb County. From: Kelly Searles Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee - 10 Apr 1998


Researching McCullough surname in Dekalb County James McCullough purchased land in Dekalb on 12/1/1851 and 4/2/1860. Any information regarding any McCullough family members greatly appreciated. From: Barbara Jackson Alsip, Illinois - 06 May 1998


I am researching Elijah McCurdy (McCurley). He is on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Census of Dekalb County. From: Taylor Whisonant Opp, Alabama - 30 Jul 1998


Does anyone know how to find out how long a person was a Constable in Dekalb County. I have a copy of the declaration showing my gGrandfather was a Constable and I would like more information. Also looking for any information on the names listed that lived in Dekalb County, Henagar/Sand Mountain area between 1890 and 1910. The McDowells included John Morgan and Margaret Malinda (Hicks), James Harrison and Mary Jane (Waddell). They came from Carroll County Georgia to Alabama and then moved to Oklahoma. From: Trisha Faulkner Santa Maria, California - 11 Nov 1998


Looking for more info on Hyrum John McMICKEN and Jane; Dekalb County, Alabama in 1840. Did they have a daughter named Frances Lenora? From: Mary Bryant Park Stillwater, Oklahoma - 27 Sep 1998


My wife trying to get info on grandparents. Her grandfather was born in 1894 in Dekalb County. Nebb C. Mcpherson. Grandmother Dela L. Mcpherson From: Tim Gunter Detroit, Michigan - 09 Jul 1998


Any and all info appreciated on any of the MEDLOCKS or HALES in Henagar. Thanks, John From: John Turner Greenville, Texas - 01 Feb 1998


Looking for W. G. MELTON Father of Millie E. Melton born 30 Dec 1856 Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Bill Lucas Littlerock, California - 05 Dec 1998


Looking for infomation on Hammill MILLSAPS family in Alabama from 1852-1861. The 1870 census of Newton County Arkansas shows four of Hammill's children being born in Alabama. Hammill's father was awarded land in Dekalb county for his service in the war of 1812. They lived on the land for a some time, but traded it for some land in Fannin County Georgia. Family members were Hammill, wife Winnie or Nancy, children, Austin, John, Esther, Elisa and James. From: Harold Millsap Houston, Texas - 09 Mar 1998


Humphrey B. Mitchell b. about 1805 KY. died before 1870 in Dekalb County, Alabama. Wife, Keziah (Bynum?). Can anyone tell me where and when they married and where they are buried? Children are Martha Jane; Albert L; Catherine L; Mary Ann; Nancy C; William A; Hugh C; James N; Malissa Ann; Lucinda E.; and Eliza Ann Palestine. Will appreciate any information about this family. From: Janelle Cobb Moulton, Alabama - 19 Mar 1998


Searching for James Daniel Morgan (circa 1820-after 1870 in Dekalb County, Alabama). James Daniel Morgan was born possibly in Georgia, possibly in the Oak Grove District of DeKalb County, Georgia. James Daniel and his two wives named Amanda had several sons and daughters. My ancestor who was a son was Daniel Hill Morgan (29 April 1849-24 Jan. 1924). Daniel Hill Morgan married Martha (Mattie) Wilcox circa 1878 in Cherokee County, Alabama. Martha Ann Wilcox (26 Apr 1852-11 Mar 1923) and Daniel came to Hunt County, Texas in 1886. Martha Ann Wilcox parents were John W. Wilcox (1815) and Mary A. Wilcox (circa 1820) and were from Tennessee. Any information about the Morgans and Wilcox would be appreciated. From: James E. Skelton El Paso, Texas - 02 Jul 1998


MOSLEY, Canada, two relatives, maybe brothers, named Wesley MOSLEY (b. ca. 1842) & Dock MOSLEY (b. ca. 1846). Canada married Matilda Gentry about 1855 and died before the 1860 census. Last record listed in tax tecords of Dekalb Co, Alabama 1856 "moved to Marshall County, $.50" From: David Buchanan 03 Jan 1998


Looking for any info about Cindy Mullins, birthdate unknown, had brother first name Green. Cindy m. Will Sneed, probably early 1870's. They had two children, Frances Idella Sneed b.1874, and Robert Sneed.b.? Will Sneed evidently died very young and Cindy m. Will Norris (Full Blooded Cherokee Indian). Cindy died about 1919 and was buried by Will Norris. Any information about these ancestors of mine will be appreciated...I have been to Henagar but did not know where to start, searched courthouse records in Ft. Payne, Found nothing..HELP From: Marion Elliott Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia - 17 Feb 1998


My GGGG grandfather, Polydore Naylor was the first and only judge for the "Widows and Orphans" court in Dekalb County established in 1836. He came to Dekalb County in 1836 from St. Clair County, Alabama where he also served as a judge following the settlement of that county. He had at least 4 children born in Dekalb County: Martha b:1836 William L. b:1838 George b:1841 Charles b:1842
They left Dekalb County about 1849 and moved to Mississippi. Need to know the name of their mother(s) and any other relations. We can share information on Naylor history. From: Newell Ramsey 04 Jan 1998


Looking for the parents and Siblings of Thomas J. Nicholson shown born 1834-5 in Dekalb census. From: Gary Pinson San Jose, California - 17 Aug 1998


Looking for a complete list of the children of William R. and Jane (Adair) Nicholson who moved from South Carolina through Georgia to Dekalb. Have Warren, Charles, Priestly, Evan & Rufus. Need other 10. From: Gary Pinson San Jose, California - 18 Aug 1998


James Nicholson from Georgia. Does anyone have names of his children ? From: Gary Pinson San Jose, California - 19 Aug 1998


SARAH OWENS was living in Duck Springs in Dekalb County, Ala. in 1860 in the house of George Washington McDaniel. She was 62 years old and born in Tennessee. G.W. McDaniel is my g-g-grandfather. G.W. married Mary Purcell in Franklin County, Georgia on Jan. 5, 1851. They had 4 children before he was killed in 1864 in Va.. I am trying to find out who Sarah Owens is and how she ties in with G.W. McDaniel. From: Robert L. Cheatwood Alpharetta, Georgia - 16 Mar 1998


Curtis Lester Peterson b. May 4, 1881 Lincoln County, North Carolina or Cherokee County, North Carolina d. May 28, 1954 Dekalb County, Alabama, parents-Henry Malachi Peterson and Drewsiller ?. Wife-Alice Vandora Beard (Baird) b. July 9, 1881 Georgia? d. February 1, 1955 Dekalb County, Alabama, parents Russell W. Beard(Baird) and Sarah(Sallie) Perry-other spouse, William Lee Duncan. The children of Lester and Alice were: Varney R. Peterson b. April 9, 1900 d. May 8, 1944, Alice Viola Peterson b. April 9, 1907 d. August 11, 1967, Aubra Cleo Peterson b. February 15, 1902 d. February 14, 1988, Flora Corie Peterson b. March 29, 1913 d. ?, Lester Odell Peterson b. August 2, 1915 d. ?, Lillie Mae Peterson b. May 4, 1904 d. October 23, 1939 m. Curtis Webb Holcomb November 9, 1919. Any information would be appreciated. Lillie was my grandmother. From: Debra Gattis Cartersville, Georgia - 03 Feb 1998


From 1860 through 1880 Alfred Phillips born ca 1824-27 and wife Elizabeth lived in Dekalb County, Alabama. Among the list of children they had was Benjamin F. Phillips who also married Rachel Mariah Little(s)and had 6 children. Would like to know who Alfred Phillips' parents were and who Elizabeth's parents were. Alfred was born in S.C. but Elizabeth was born in Alabama probably Dekalb County. From: Delores Phillips Sisco Huntsville, Alabama - 26 Apr 1998

Phillips Families - Marshall, DeKalb, and Jackson Counties

This is the family I am looking for: John William Phillips b 17 Nov 1873 and d 21 Jan 1910 in Jackson County. m 29 Dec 1894 to Sally Sarah Margaret Skelton b 1 Feb 1878 and d 24 Mar 1954. Where is John William buried? Benjamin F. Phillips b Mch 1848 and d 1925 in Swearengin in Marshall County and m 1st time to Rachel Mariah Little b May 1848 and d 2 Feb 1913 daughter of Isaac and Mahala Little. Where is Rachel Mariah buried? This man married second time to Elizabeth Ennis Reed and she, too, is buried at Swearengin. Alfred Phillips b 1824 in South Carolina and married Elizabeth. This family is found almost exclusively in DeKalb County. Where is Alfred and Elizabeth buried? Zillman Phillips b abt 1799 and married Rosanna 1st time and Willche or Willthia the second time in DeKalb County. Will take anything I can get on this man. I don't have much to go on with him. I am trying to prove or disprove that Zillman is the father of Alfred. I think I have this family nailed down back through Alfred but Zillman I am not sure of. Can anyone help me? Will also be glad to share with anyone anything I have on these families. From: Delores Phillips Sisco Huntsville, Alabama - 05 Aug 1998


I am looking for information on James Potter. I have been told he died 1848 in Dekalb County He was married to Margaret PARKER. From: Debbie Rupe 23 Jan 1998


Patience Powell a widow in 1850 Alabama Dekalb Co census. Who was her dead husband. Patience Powell fam #398 age 37 Tennessee Russell G. age 18 Alabama Lewis G. age 15 Alabama Michael B. age 10 Alabama Elvins M. age 7 Alabama Mary J. age 5 Alabama George W. age 3 Alabama Any information regarding this family appreciated. From: Hannah Powell Chino Hills, California - 06 Mar 1998


Seeking any information on the "Predestinarian Baptist Church of Christ". I was told that it was founded in 1835 in the town of Head Springs, Alabama by Elijah Bouldin & that he is buried at this church. Any info will be greatly appreciated. From: Reba McKelvey Peachtree City, Georgia - 18 Mar 1998


Looking for information on Francis Marion Prestwood, b abt 1835 in North Carolina. He married Lucy Ann Coker in Georgia, and they moved to Dekalb County about1860. Have Prestwood data to share. From: William Cassady Lillian, Alabama - 02 Feb 1998


Pleasant Philemon Privett born 19 Apr, 1834 in Dekalb County married Elizabeth Kelton Robertson Putman 27 Nov. 1855 in Dekalb. I am trying to find out if Harris and Ailey Massey Privett were the parents of Pleasant. They came to Dekalb from Wake County N.C. by 1835 and settled in the Wills Valley. Any information will be appreciated. From: Kathy Gregor Hiram, Georgia - 11 May 1998


I am looking for any Privett/Privette/Privet/Privot/Prevette/Prevet, etc. that is on the Dekalb 1830 and 1840 census. Am Particularly interested in Wills Valley location but will take any listing. This could be the missing link for a very long line. This last name has many various spellings due mostly to the census taker. Thank you for all your trouble. From: Cathy Moore Casper Raleigh, North Carolina - 21 Jun 1998


Wade Hampton QUEEN was born in South Carolina in 1812 and lived in Anderson County until after 1850. In the census of 1870 he was in Madison County, Georgia. In 1891 he received a land patent of 160 acres in Dekalb County, Alabama. Family stories say that he lived on Sand Mountain. If you have any information on Wade Hampton Queen please get in touch with me. I'll be glad to share. From: Marie Kennedy Lawrenceville, Georgia - 28 Sep 1998


Am looking for ancestors in Dekalb County and earlier. Matthias Raley came to Dekalb County, ca, 1840's from Tennessee. Father's name was Vincent. Matilda Johnson married Henry Hixon 1859-1860. Sarah Byrd (daughter of Eli) married William Harvey Raley (son of Matthias) 1878. Mary Jane Hixon (daughter of Henry) married Thomas S. Wilborn 1896. Annie Wilborn (daughter of Thomas) and Oscar Raley (son of William Harvey) married 1915 and were my grandparents. Any help greatly appreciated! Will swap information. From: Mary Ann Raley 10 Jan 1998


Reuben C.N. Reeve & Mary Ann Slaton married 24 Feb 1848, probably in Dekalb County, Alabama. 1850 census lists R.C. Reeves age 23, Mary age 18, & son Tilman H 3/12. Civil Dist 158, p.358, fam #435. Any relatives still in Dekalb County? Tilman was my g-grandfather. From: Joan Longorio Grand Prairie, Texas - 27 Oct 1998


Looking for history on Lucinda (Buffington) Reeves, and her parents (believed to be McKaig), also anything on the Page families & Porters. From: Suzie Breedlove Trenton, Georgia - 06 Feb 1998


Looking for information on a William Thomas Richardson who owned land in Dekalb County in 1848 and later owned land in Shelby County, Alabama around 1858. Any help would be appreciated. From: Jan Richardson Jobe Lake Forest, California - 30 Sep 1998


I am researching the ROAN family from Dekalb, what is now Etowah County, Alabama. Looking for the parents and other anscestors of these 7 known children:
Green Lewis ROAN, b: October 1852 Alabama-- -+Emma Cathrine COOPER,-b: 1858 Dekalb County, Alabama d: December 17, 1886-m: in Gadsden, Alabama -*2nd Wife of (1) Green Lewis ROAN:--+Mary E. WHITT,--- -*3rd Wife of (1) Green Lewis ROAN:--+Lucy SARTTIN,-b: September 18, 1873 m: February 13, 1895 in Dekalb County, Alabama
George Washington ROAN,-b: May 16, 1854 Alabama. d: January 12, 1942 Alabama- -+Sarah Sallie COOPER,-b: May 1864 Alabama d: April 06, 1928 Alabama m: 1884 in Gadsden, Alabama
Virgil Hunter ROAN, b: February 22, 1865 d: January 29, 1945- -+Harriett Elizabeth BRUCE, b: December 24, 1872 d: December 15, 1938-
Vina E. ROAN-b: 1867--
James Franklin ROAN,-b: November 23, 1867 Etowah County, Alabama d: March 02, 1954 Alabama- -+Margaret Kalzon MINNIX, b: May 28, 1870 Dekalb County, Alabama m: December 31, 1890
Jasper Reuben ROAN, b: August 1874 Etowah County, Alabama-- -+Flisha Rossie MOORE,-b: March 1877 Alabama--
Robert Montgomery Dock ROAN -b: February 1875 Etowah County, Alabama d: November 01, 1973 Alabama- -+Jossie M.
The family changed the name to ROWAN around 1900. Any information from any time period would be appreciated. I am researching the ancestors and descendants. I am also willing to share other information that I have.
From: Stan Rowan Huntsville, Alabama - 06 Oct 1998


Looking for information on Lindsey ROBERTSON . He was on the Dekalb County census in 1850 in the Civil division # 25. He was a stone mason.His first wife Amanda died there or in Marshall County. I am looking for her resting place. Thanks From: Leland Roberson Eustace, Texas - 28 Oct 1998


My name is Charles Rogers. My father (before he passed away) gave me an old federal form that showed a post office named Rogers. It was a place on Sand Mountain and I would like to know if there is some place I can get information about the Rogers from this area. From: Charles W. Rogers Fort Worth, Texas - 18 Jul 1998


My Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Rowan, born 1885, married Henry Gordon Wilson in 1905. Gordon Wilson was son of William Oliver Wilson. My Father's Name also William Oliver Wilson. Have lots of info on Wilsons. Need info on Rowans. Many Thanks, From: John G. Wilson Sherman, Texas - 01 Feb 1998


Seek descendants of Osburn Russell or Matthew Ripley Russell or their siblings, in Dekalb County From: James Russell Huntsville, Alabama - 26 Mar 1998


I am searching for information on the William G. Allen, b. abt. 1822, married to Hannah Crumley, b. 1816. They were in Dekalb County in 1850. I need their parents,siblings, etc. Any help would be appreciated. From: Sue Wheeler Boaz, Alabama - 22 Sep 1998


I am looking for information on Robert Scott. He was a sheriff of Dekalb County at one time. He was married to Mary Zula Worthy. They had a daughter, Zula Mae Scott Thomas. She married Gordon LaDon Thomas in the early 1950's. Any information on either side of this family, who may still reside in the Mentone/Fort Payne area would be greatly appreciated. From: Patricia Ann Thomas Lavonia, Georgia - 24 May 1998


Where did we come from? From: Greg Shankles Rainsville, Alabama - 02 Aug 1998


Marcus "Mark" SHERRELL b: 10 Dec 1845 Macon North Carolina, d: 10 Apr 1902 Etowah Alabama bur: Duck Springs Cemetery, m: c1871 Dekalb Co Alabama Selena A. BURT b: Jan 1850 Dekalb Alabama. Children: William b: Jun 1875 m: Maggie ___?; Roxanna b: c1876; John W. b: 5 Oct 1877 d: 24 Dec 1922 m: Alice ___?; Groves b: c1878; Elijah b: c1880; Albert b: May 1882; Herbert b: Feb 1884; *Henry b: 27 Mar 1886 d: 24 Oct 1948 m: 1)Alice ___, 2) *Dessie Nancy Anne BROWN (1890-1973) d-o John Franklin BROWN and Sarah "Sally" STIEFEL; Della L. b: Nov 1887 d: 1952; Walter b: May 1891. All were born in Dekalb Co Alabama. Would like to find descendants of Marcus & Selena SHERRELL. From: Nicole Kilgore Pinson 06 Jan 1998


Looking for information on Andrew SITZ b. 1817 Tennessee. and his children, particularly Paralee who was 14 in 1870 census of Dekalb County, Alabama Dist. 3 #42/46. Andrew SITZ was married to Sarah ELLIS (second wife). From: Doris Winkler HOBBS 11 Jan 1998


I am working on very little information. My grandmother Minnie SMITH was married in St Francis Co Arkansas April 3 1881. Her wedding certificate shows that she was born May 1863 in Alabama. The 1900 census shows that her father was born in Alabama and her mother in Georgia. That is all the firm data that I have to go on the rest is family story that I have not been able to verify. According to my father, his mother Minnie was brought up on a river boat that her father owned and operated on the St Francis River in Akansas (this is probably why I can find no census records either in 1870 or 1880, they were probably never counted due to their gypsy lifestyle) Capt SMITH was supposedly a full blood Cherokee from Alabama. His wife was white from Georgia. At the time of the civil war their river boat was sunk by the yankees so Capt took his wife back to family home in Alabama while he joined Confederate Army. Minnie was born in her grandparents' home. I am not sure where that was but am making the assumption that it was a county like Dekalb that was carved out of the Cherokee nation. The worse part is that I have no record of given names of her parents. She died in Dallas, Texas 6 months before Texas started keeping death records. What I'm hoping for is some indication of a Cherokee family named SMITH that was in Alabama at least from about 1830-1870 and find a clue as to where to look for birth records of Minnie or for someone that may know something of my riverboat capt. From: Barbara Jarvis Valley Center ,California - 01 Jul 1998


My grandfather, Fred R. Smith, lived in Valley Head, Alabama with his wife Mamie until 1964 when he passed away.Mamie had two sisters that lived up the road from them, one named Eula and the other Bertha. Fred R. owned an Auto and Truck Repair on his property. I believe his address was Route 1. If anyone has information on any of my relatives, please let me know, so far, I have not been able to find out anything at all. Thanks From: Betty L. Smith Apopka, Florida - 05 Oct 1998


I am looking for the burial place of my great grandmother who is buried in Dekalb County, Alabama along with her Mother Elizabeth Dial and her brother-in-law David Johnson. I am also interested in finding burial places for any Flanigan family members. From: JSouth Atlanta, Georgia - 06 Aug 1998


Trying to locate information on a John H. Stanford who was residing in Dekalb County in 1858. He would have been near the age of 74. From: Tammy Rose Calera, Oklahoma - 12 Mar 1998

STEWART (& Sylvania Cemetery)

I have just got back some Civil War pension papers. A copy of a death certificate was enclosed which stated that the individual was buried in the Sylvania Cemetery. Is anyone aware of this cemetery and where it might be located. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 31 Mar 1998


Looking For Information on: J.M. Stewart / Husband of Mary N. Gant b. 1834 / Alabama Came from Sand Mountain Dekalb County Fought in Cival War With his brother who was killed. Children: Shirley Leslie b. 1861/Alabama; William "Lem" Lemuel b. 1855/Alabama; "Dink"; "Savilla"; Harvey b. 1892/Alabama; Florence; Sarah b.1864/Alabama; J.M. "Ike" b. 1874 Majority of the family moved to Somervell County, Texas in the early 1900's. From: Tracy (Stewart) Spurlock Andrews, Texas - 25 Oct 1998


Looking for information on Carson Terrell.Carson is the son of Columbus (Lum) Terrell and Lucinda Barnes who married in 1926. I dont know his (Carson's) birthday or date of death. I have been told that he died at the age of 7 years old and is buried somewhere in Mentone (Dekalb County) or the surrounding area cemeteries. If anyone has any information at all on Carson or his burial site it would be appreciated. From: Hoyt Stanford Albertville, Alabama - 12 Nov 1998


Seek ancestry/identity of Sarah (____)Thomason b. 1784, as per Whitehall Cemetery stone. Sarah MAY have been nee Mullins & with Thomason, Mullins & Gunter kinfolk in Warren/Cannon Cos., Tennessee: All on 1812 Tax List Warren County, Tennessee: Daniel C. Mullins, William Thomasson/Thomason, John Gunter, 2nd John Gunter, Claiborne Gunter, Augusta Gunter, James Gunter. From: Kay Gunn Dallas, Texas - 30 Jan 1998


Seeking information on the parents of Zachariah and John French THOMASON. Mother's given name was Sarah (1784-1864) buried in Whitehall Cem., Dekalb County Zachariah b. circa 1804 in Tennessee or Virginia, m. before 1832 to Matilda HANCOCK of Wilson County, Tennessee, d. circa 1880 in Coffeeville, Mississippi. Zachariah purchased land 23 May 1844 and sold land as late as 15 July 1871 with his brother, John French, acting as Power of Attorney. Zachariah and Matilda and their family moved to Limestone County, Texas in the mid-1850's. Zachariah owned quite a bit of property in and around Wilson and Warren Counties, Tennessee. John French b. 18 Jan 1818 in Tennessee, m. 29 July 1848 to Mary Elizabeth HAMMACK, d. 4 Sept 1904 in Dekalb County Zachariah THOMASON was Justice of the Peace of Dekalb County during 1850 through at least 1852. Zachariah and Matilda's dau., Martha Annie, m. Thomas Jefferson SLATON of Dekalb County John French and his family, along with his mother, remained in Dekalb County From: Patricia Stewart Screpetis Pineville, Louisiana - 01 Feb 1998


My G-GFather, John Presley Tidmore, DOB 11/13/1858 married Emma V. Coker, DOB 10/29/1860. They lived on the Coosa river at then called Tidmore Bend. May have been Dekalb or Etowah County. Came to Denton County, Tx about 1900. Had 3 sons born in Ala in late 1800's names 1.Pinkerton 2.Raymond Henry 3.Charles Cleveland. Emma (Coker) Tidmore had a sister named Lizzy and their father had a cotton plantation in that area during the Civil War. Need help!! __THANKS From: Ronald Stone Chillicothe, Texas - 12 Apr 1998


Seek descendants of Stephen Jackson Tiner (1811 - 1892?) or any of his siblings. From: James W. Russell Huntsville, Alabama - 25 Mar 1998


Daniel E. Treadway 4-22-1861----10-27-1952 m. to Janie White ? d.o.b. 6-18-1870----10-22-1956 Dan may have been born near Gadsden, Alabama. Janie was born in Randolph County, Alabama. Need any information on Dan's relatives or ancestors. From: Neal Treadway Trinity, Alabama - 10 Oct 1998


Trying to find descendants of: Solomon WADE b 1830 Georgia and Polly (Mary Ann) SNOW b. 1830-45 Georgia, d. 1911 or 1912 James Calvin WADE b 1858 d 1927 descendants went from Floyd County Georgia to Cherokee County Alabama and then to Dekalb County Alabama and Etowah County Alabama. Also, William Henry and Andrew J. BARNES b Georgia 1846 & 1943 This family also moved from Floyd County Georgia to Cherokee County Alabama and then to Dekalb County Alabama and Etowah County Alabama Any help would be so appreciated! Judith From: Judith Wade Anderson Tahlequah, Oklahoma - 25 Dec 1998


I'm looking for info on Thomas Jefferson Wallace and Sarah Bayless Wallace who are listed in the 1850 Dekalb Census. I am mainly wanting Thomas' father and mother names. From: Bill A. Wallace 05 Jan 1998


Jimmy Mathes Warren and Nicy Betty Murphy moved with their children Anna, William Harvey, James Masterson, after 1880 to Loveless, Alabama. They then had children Ida, Effie, Ollie Lee, Thomas Joseph, Johnie Hoyt, Oscar Herbert and Lucien. Samuel R. Gwin and Centhia Davis moved with their children Gordon Andrew, Georgia Ann, John R and William moved to Loveless, Alabama before 1880. Gordon Andrew and Anna Warren married and had children in Dekalb County before moving to Callahan, Texas. around 1900. Any info on these familes greatly appreciated. From: Pam Kincaid Corpus Christi, Texas - 18 Oct 1998


I am looking for information on the descendants of Chief John Watts of the Chickamauga Cherokee. He died in Willstown in 1808 - does anyone know of the burial site? From: Dale G. Watson Antioch, California - 25 Sep 1998


Researching these surnames in Dekalb County and surounding areas. From: Suzie Breedlove Trenton, Georgia - 29 Mar 1998


Looking for any information on William Webber...founder of Wills town or Wills Valley. Will was a Chickamauga Cherokee War Chief.And one half German. If anyone knows anything about him or his siblings..etc...please contact me. Or if anyone is related to him, I have more info on his son Walter Webber who was also a Cherokee chief here in Oklahoma. Thank You. From: Linda Tulsa, Oklahoma -01 Apr 1998


I grew up in Dekalb County, Alabama but my grandfather lived in Jackson County. He was killed when my mother was 4 years old. Can you help me? Grandfather's name: Amos Berry Welborn. From: Marie Lewis Kalispell, Montana - 30 Aug 1998


I am searching for any information on a WEST family that lived in Dekalb County between 1910 and 1920. Possible family members were Cleveland, Dossie, Johnnie, and Helen. Any information at all will be appreciated. Thank you From: Donna Porter 14 Feb 1998


I'm looking for information on anchestors of Joseph Anderson White, b.3/24/1858...d.5/26/1937. He was married to H. Rebecca Murdock, b.1/9/1857...d. 1/9/1937. Both are buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Sylvania. He moved to Dekalb County from Georgia. His first wife , Rebecca Conkle is buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, somewhere in Georgia. From: Jeff White Nashville, Tennessee - 21 Aug 1998


Looking for more info on WIGLEY, HOUSTON, & DOBBS of Sand Mountain. Need more info on my g-g-grandparents Edley "Eddy" Houston b. 1844 m. to T. Caroline Dobbs b. 1846. They had 5 kids --Mary Elnor Houston b. 8-19-1860. --William Ira Houston b. 12-1-1861. --Thomas Daniel Houston Sr. b. 2-22-1863 --Eliza Jane Houston b. in Tennessee?, b. 7-21-1866 --Martha C. Houston b. 5-10-1868 Eliza Jane Houston was my g-grandmother and married to James Nathan Wigley. Eliza taught school and James ran the post office and store. Some people might still remember their daughters (my great-aunts) Naomi & Annie & Jewel Wigley who taught school in Alabama. From: Missy Wigley Lincoln, Nebraska - 22 Oct 1998


I am trying to find the date of death of Pinkney Williams. It was sometime between 1910 and 1920. He is buried at Town Creek cemetery in Rainsville, Alabama in Dekalb County. From: Dewayne Williams Mentone, Alabama - 02 Sep 1998


Looking for family of John Wilson b. 1790, Issac Wilson b. 1795, Elijah Wilson b. 1805/06, who married Jane F. McBrayer. These are brothers. Looking for children of John and Issac. Primary goal is to find my greatgreat grandmother Jemima Wilson, who married William J. Bright in 1859 in Marshall County, Alabama. Any leads welcome. Thank you. From: Darla Hilliard Salem, Oregon - 02 Mar 1998


Looking for family of Elijah and Jane Wilson. Children: William Everett Stornes, Laura Wilson, John Henderson, Mary E., Joseph R., James Thomas, Jane, Joshua. Jane and Joshua are from Elijah's second marriage to a Malinda. Married 1828 Dekalb County Elijah b. 1805/06 Jane b. 1805. Thank you. From: Darla Hilliard Salem, Oregon - 17 Mar 1998


Mary Beulah BROWN married Fennimore WILSON, children; Maud, Josh, Odell, Floyd and more. Native American Ancestry. Also connected to an Elizabeth JONES. Dekalb County Any leads much gratefully appreciated. From: Fay Birmingham, Alabama - 31 Oct 1998


Looking for anyone with a connection to Hezekiah Wilson, Elijah Wilson, Andrew Sitz, Jeremiah Roden and any allied families in Dekalb County 1820's to 1840's to share information and help each other. These families are in Marshall County, Alabama by 1855. From: Darla Hilliard Salem, Oregon - 01 Nov 1998


Looking for any information on John Henry Wisner. I was told he was born in Dekalb County, Alabama in the early 1900's. His second wife was Lois Irene Love. I am very curious as to who his first wife was, and any children they had. I was told that their was a son named J.W. Wisner. He would be my uncle. I'm really at a dead end with anything having to do with my grandfather, John Henry Wisner. Please help!! From: Melissa Wisner Daigle Sulphur, Louisiana - 29 May 1998


Looking for information about the descendants of John W. WORKS b. 1823 md. Cynthia Reed b. 1826 on June 16, 1850 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Their children: Matilda (Mary) b. 1852
Palestine (Nancy) b. 1854
William W. (Wiley) b. 1856 md. Nancy E.
Harriett b. 1856 (twin to Wiley)
Roxanne b. 1860 md. Dec. 19, 1878 in Itawamba County, Mississippi
John W. Jr. b. 1863 Webster b. 1865 md. July 31, 1886 Mollie Warren in Itawamba County, Mississippi
John W. and Cynthia are listed in the 1880 Census for Dekalb County, Alabama. Some of their children are buried in Walker's Chapel Cemetery in Dekalb County, Alabama. I would especially like to know when and where John and Cynthia died and are buried. I would like to know more about this family. Also researching the WORKS/GUESS/ROSS/DAVIS families in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and elsewhere. From: Ann Works Maynard Houston, Texas - 19 Jul 1998


Winston Worley family migrated from Cherokee County, Georgia and settled on a small farm in the mountains of Dekalb County, Alabama about 1859. Winston died in Guntersville, Alabama in 1870. The 1870 census listed his son, Langston Worley, with a 3 year old daughter, Harriett E., and a 1 year old son, John S. I want to find Langston's wife (#1 the mother of these children). From: C. Crowe Hartselle, Alabama - 01 Sep 1998


Need information on the birth, death, marriage, and/or burial place of William Cage Yarbrough. Married to Mary Ida Duke perhaps around 1920. Lived on Sand Mountain in `20's and 30's. Any information will be greatly appreciated. From: Mary 17 Jan 1998


My grandfather, Thomas Hugh YOUNG, and my grandmother, Belle STEPHENS, were married in 1907 in Bartow County, Georgia. They spent most of their lives in Rainesville, Alabama. Thomas died in 1956 and Belle in 1964. Thomas had several brothers that may also have moved to Alabama. They were Richard J., Joseph Lee and Jacob Jenkins. Does anyone have info on any of these brothers? Thanks! From: Betty Cason Rome, Georgia - 19 Feb 1998

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