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Dekalb County Queries - 1999


Looking for information on William Adams who left Franklin County, Tennessee ca 1833 for Dekalb County Alabama. He is found in the 1840 Dekalb County Census as being between 60 & 70 years old and with a daughter between 10 and 15. He is not found in the 1850 Census. He may have left a wife Elizabeth Adams b. ca 1798 in Franklin/Grundy County Tennessee. Would like to contact anyone working on an Adams line in this county and trying to find a death or cemetery record for William Adams. From: Glenda Suit Boise, Idaho - 29 September 1999


Looking for Fanny Adams descendants. Know she was from South Carolina born in 1797. Don't know if Fanny is for Frances or Elizabeth or just Fanny. She was Head of Household in 1900 in Dekalb County Alabama. Her children were Mary, Ada, Emma, and William H. who was 22. He is my Husband's GGGGrandfather. They moved to Marion County Tennessee where he is buried. At the time they were in Dekalb her husband was on the Marion County census with children George and James who were grown. Believe this was around time coal mining was started in Orme and maybe they went ahead for jobs. Any help appreciated. Is there a cemetery book for Dekalb County? Thanks.Becky From: Becky Adams Augusta, Georgia - 28 November 1999


Settled in Sand Mountain, Dekalb County, Alabama in mid 1800's. Land owners and farmers. Henry Adkerson moved to Meriwether County Georgia prior to 1900. Sons James and William followed with livestock and farm implements. Henry Adkerson served in Wheaton's Company, Chatham's Georgia Artillery during civil war. From: Glenn Kufchak Stockbridge, Georgia - 20 Mar 1999


We are seeking the descendants of the above families that settled in Deerhead Cove, Valley Head, Dekalb County, Alabama and Rising Fawn, Georgia around 1840. Any information you can give us on these families will be appreciated. From: Charles E Austin Chattanooga, Tennessee - 28 Jan 1999


We are seeking the descendants of any of the above early Dekalb County residents. If you are a descendant please contact us. From: Charles E Austin Chattanooga, Tennessee - 26 September 1999


We are interested in hearing from the descendants of any of the above Dekalb County families. From: Charles E Austin & Bill Emmett Chattanooga, Tennessee - 17 November 1999


I am interested in making contact with anyone researching Henry Smith, born in Tennessee about 1790, died after 1860 in Dekalb County, married Sarah (Blevins?) who was born in Kentucky about 1796 and also died in Dekalb County after 1860. Their children were James, Mary Ann, Rebecca and Nancy Adeline (who married James Tinker). From: Jim Holland Poquoson, Virginia - 30 May 1999


Searching for family of Walter Allen who was a postmaster in Fort Payne. Any information on the ALLEN family will be appreciated. From: Pauline (Robinson) Lee Cupertino, California - 22 Feb 1999


Mary Ann Allen was married to Jaye Lee. They lived in Henagar. She was born 3-15-1860 Died 11-11-1911. Does anyone know where she was buried. From: Louise Monroe Petersburg, Tennessee - 11 November 1999


Looking for information on my gggrandfather, Larkin Allen, and his descendants in Crossville, Alabama... and of Jasper Butler, who married Emma Allen, Allens were related to the Camps in Dekalb County. From: Pat Weaver Red Bluff, California - 07 October 1999


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, 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 - 09 October 1999


Seeking information on George F. Amos m. Francis (Fannie) McCollum 17 July 1884. Lived in Dekalb County circa 1890. Happy to exchange information. From: Herb Griffin Oxford, Alabama - 10 Mar 1999


I am looking for information about Silas P. and Malissa (Mills) Andrews who lived in the Lebanon area of Dekalb County in 1860 and 1870 and in the Portersville area in 1880. I know that they were in Franklin County, Georgia, in 1850. I have not found them since 1880. I would like to know where they are buried. I am also looking for where Elizabeth Howard Andrews, wife of Asa J. Andrews (son of Silas and Malissa), was buried. Asa and Elizabeth lived next to Silas and Malissa in 1880. He married a second time around 1899 in Scottsboro and is buried in Scottsboro by his second wife. I haven't been able to find Elizabeth's grave. Possibly she and Silas and Malissa Andrews are all buried in the same place if I can ever find that location. Any help in locating their graves will be greatly appreciated. From: Larry Holland Dutton, Alabama - 12 July 1999


In 1870 Dekalb Alabama Census is a Thomas Appleton and several other Appletons born in South Carolina. Does anyone have info on them? Trying to connect them with my Thomas Appleton in South Carolina who moved there from Maryland. Also in the 1870 Census was Richard Rodgers from South Carolina. Does anyone know his family? Would like to connect with my Rodgers who moved from Charlotte Virginia to Laurens South Carolina to Newton/Rockdale Georgia. There were some men named Richard in this line. From: Clarke Rodgers Palmer, Alaska - 21 October 1999


I am trying to locate records of my family history and specifically records of my gg granfather's participation in the Civil War. He was Christopher Columbus Carden. In records from the Sons of the Confederacy, he is listed as General and Staff, ACS. C.C. Carden was from Hawkins County Tennessee. He is listed in the 1860 census as a resident of Dekalb County Alabama, along with his son Hugh Walker Cardon (sp), who is my g grandfather. Hugh married Lula McSpadden, and her father was Samuel King McSpadden, Col. in the 19th Alabama Infantry. I have found many references to Col. McSpadden's military career, but have been unable to find anything so far about Gen. C.C. Carden. I have no clue where to begin looking for information and would very much appreciate someone who is familiar with Civil War history giving me some pointers. Please contact me at if you have any information. I am also looking for information about Willie Aquilla Smith, my grandmother. She married Joseph Norman Carden, who was Hugh Cardon and Lula McSpadden Cardon's son, among other children. Joseph and Wille had Katherine Lucille Rose Cardon, my mother, among others. My father also enjoys heritage in Alabama, Richard Farrell Battles. The only information I have been able to obtain regarding his ancestry is that his father was Robert Battles and his mother was Bessie Ashworth. I would like to hear from anyone with information regarding these families. From: Cathy Thompson Meridian, Mississippi - 06 Mar 1999


Looking for Dekalb County roots to Fannie Fletcher, married to David Austin and mother of Tintz Austin, who was married to Lillie Mae Short From: Sharleen Robinson Chattanooga, Tennessee - 26 May 1999


Narcisis Mobley "Sicily" Griffin married Henry Melvin Avery in Dekalb County on February 27, 1845. I do have a A. Avery listed in the 1840 census that maybe in his family. From: Bertha Hood Decatur, Texas - 09 June 1999


I'm looking for any info on the Barkleys of Collinsville. My grandfather was William Marvin Barkley who was married to Nellie Arther. His parents were Frank Walker Barkley who was born in 1870 and died in 1958. His wife was Annie Womack born 1872 died 1936. Walkers parents were Silas C. Barkley and Martha J. My father thinks the Barkleys originally came from Kentucky but can't verify. HELP! From: Barbara Barkley Newark, California - 26 June 1999


Giles Washington Bass, born 1820 in North Carolina or Tennessee, m. Susannah Keith in 1840 Franklin County Tennessee. Lived in Dekalb 1840-1860. Married also, Sara Ballard and Elizabeth McNew. Died about 1890? in Jackson County Alabama. From: Jean Abernathy Spring, Texas - 12 Apr 1999


Looking for info on James Pinkney Bates (1857-1901) m. Intha Rozelia "Tee" Siniard daughter of James Davis Siniard and Evelyn Lucretia Tidmore. Looking for parents of Thomas Benjamin Gipson (Abt. 1847-1918) m. 1st Mary E. "Mollie" Littleton, 2nd Susan Margaret Owens daughter of Newton Owens and Louisa Mitchell. Looking for info on Joseph Alexander Lyle (1874-1930) Wildwood, Georgia, m. Ada Cornelis Lively (1876-1963) probably Tennessee. Need info her parents as well. Seeking info on Watsons of Dekalb and Cherokee Counties. From: Steve Dean Hartselle, Alabama - 21 July 1999


I am seeking information on an ESQUE BELL from the Fyffe area. He was born about 1918 and died in 1973. Any information would be appreciated. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 12 Apr 1999


Looking for information on Otis Bethune and Arthur Bethune. Otis died in Dekalb County in 1968. From: Debbie Bethune Cleveland, Tennessee - 12 Mar 1999


Legend has it that a Post Office on Sand Mountain near Ft. Payne was established around the time of the Civil War. It is said that the first Post Master was a man by the name of Blake. Supposedly, the Post Office was converted into a one room school before 1900. This Blake School was in existence, although in a different location, until around 1970. Does anyone have information on this person, Blake, whom the Post Office and School were named after? Also, I can find no records that a Post Office by the name of Blake actually existed. Any help on this would be appreciated. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 06 August 1999


I am seeking information on an old Post Office. Oral history has that the Blake Post Office was established around the end of the Civil War. It supposedly was named after it's first Post Master. The building was later turned into a one room school and then later it became Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. Has anyone seen any records that relate to this Post Office? From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 10 July 1999


Addie Lawson Sims daughter of Dallas & Amanda Perilee Lawson of Marshall County, Alabama. Dallas Lawson son of James Green Lawson and Mariah Ellen Blanton. Mariah's parents were Whitman Blanton and Phoebe?. Family found in 1880 census in Marshall County and before that in Dekalb County. Any information would be greatly appreciated. From: Darla Sims Kerns, Ohio - 07 December 1999


I am trying to find proof that my gggrandfather, Jonathan Pope Blevins was a Confederate soldier who lived at Deer Head Cove in Dekalb County. I don't know what unit he was in or anything so I don't know where to search for him. In one of the Dekalb Legends Books there is a very brief story about him being killed by the home guards on his way into Deerhead Cove to visit his family before leaving for Tennessee where he was being sent to help the Rebels. There was another soldier with him by the name of Eb Tinker from Pisgah, Alabama. Mr. Tinker got away. He was supposedly buried in the cemetery at Deerhead Cove in an unmarked grave. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am hoping to join the SCV. From: Rick Gilbreath Fort Payne, Alabama - 16 Feb 1999


I am searching for anything on my Grandmother, Chloe Bolton. She lived in the Skirum & Crossville area. If you have any information please contact me. From: Susan Presley Boaz, Alabama - 23 September 1999


Am searching for information regarding John Bo(u)lton who died in Crossville, Alabama circa April 22, 1895 and any possible relationship he may have had to other Boltons in that area around the same time. John was born on Wolfe Island, Ontario circa 1860. Any help would be appreciated. From: Paul Gillespie Portage la Prairie, Manitoba - 21 August 1999


I am searching for information on these people who lived in Dekalb County, J.M. Bolton, born in 1856, George William Knott born 1896, and Almon Blake McDaniel born in 1883. These are my grandparents. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you. From: Susan Presley Boaz, Alabama - 27 September 1999


John Bookout, b. c1818, Wayne County, Kentucky, is said to have married Malinda Jones, b. c1820, Alabama/Tennessee, in Dekalb County, Alabama c1840. Need confirmation of this event and information regarding obtaining a copy of marriage record. This couple was in Pope County, Arkansas by 1847. Need information on their parentage. From: Debra Blackard Lamar, Arkansas - 15 August 1999


I am seeking info on the family of Mary J BORNWELL (could be BARNWELL?) b 1833 in Georgia who m Acel R HICKS ca 1859/Cobb County Georgia. Mary J BORNWELL could be the daughter of John and Annie surname unknown BORNWELL who are in 1850/Cobb County Georgia census. Mary J and Acel R HICKS are in Cobb County Georgia until about 1870 when they go to Dekalb County Alabama and stay there until probably they die after 1900. In the 1900 Census of Dekalb, Acel is 72 years old, Mary J is 66, and her mother, Annie BORNWELL is living with them, age 87, born in Georgia, 1812. Does anyone know these folks in Georgia or Alabama? From: April Robbins Seal Beach , California - 11 Apr 1999


Andrew Bowen is the man that I am researching at this time. I have family information that our family was in the Sand Mountain area of Alabama. I am looking for any information in the Dekalb County area of Alabama to see if there maybe are some links here. Please advise. Thank you. From: Cory Bowen Bethalto, Illinois - 05 Jan 1999


I am searching for any descendants of the Isaac H. Bradley (May 23, 1861-April 13, 1927) who is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Dekalb County. From: Floyd W. Weatherbee, Jr. Montgomery, Alabama - 05 December 1999


Anzella Ophelia Brandon born 1862 Dekalb Alabama to MALVINA and JOSHIA BRANDON son of Hugh Brandon and Heneritta Fike. Joshia moved his family to Texas about 1880 where he died. Meanwhile Anzella or could be Auzello Ophelia is last mentioned in her grandfathers will in 1886 she was to inherit land in Dekalb Alabama. This will is signed by Hugh Brandon and his second wife Rhoda Privatt. I can not find a trace or mention of Anzella after 1886. Did she die? Did she marry? Did she claim her land in 1892 when Hugh passed away? Well I hope there is someone in Dekalb that knows history pretty well and can help. Thanks in advance. From: Sheryl Pierson Garden Grove, California - 06 May 1999


I need any information the following people: Shadrack Bray, b. in Tennessee 1818 married Hanah White, in South Carolina b. abt. 1820 William C. Bray, b. in Alabama 1839 (married in Dekalb County Alabama Jan 9, 1870)

Nealy Emaline Smith, b. abt. 1840 William C. Bray, married Sarah A. Dean, in Dekalb County Oct 24, 1889 Emory Sherffield or Sheffield Hicks b. Nov. 4, 1859, married Sarah Frances Beasley, b. South Carolina 1861 E. Sheffield Hicks married Texas Scott, (b. Oct.30, 1883) July 13, 1905 PLEASE if any of these names are familiar to you, especially White or Beasley, email me. From: Linda F. York Rising Fawn, Georgia - 03 November 1999 BRIDGES

Searching for Lucy Matilda Bridges b 10-1-1837 in Dekalb. Married 12-22-1853 to W.B. Simpson and moved to Texas. From: Kay Myers Southlake , Texas - 26 May 1999


I am looking for William Thomas Brock and Palestine family moved to Dekalb County around 1889 from Honey Path South Carolina. Any help appreciated. From: Jeanette Dollar Fyffe, Alabama - 06 October 1999


Searching for parents and siblings of Alexander BROOKS, b.25 JAN 1825 ??, d. 30 MAY 1885, Polk County,Georgia. He was in Paulding County, Georgia 1840, Coweta County, Georgia in 1870. Several times in my searches, Dekalb County, Alabama has appeared as a transient possibility from North Carolina, Alabama to Georgia Thanks for your help. From: Charles F. Brooks Rock Hill, South Carolina - 24 May 1999


My G-G-grandfather Calvin Samuel (Sam) Brown is buried in Dekalb County Alabama near Sand Mountain. I have been told that the name of the cemetery is Warren's Graveyard.....I have not been able to locate a cemetery by that name. Would appreciate any info. Thanks! From: Malindy Ely Cedartown, Georgia - 21 Mar 1999


Researching James S. Brown, age 75 in the 1860 Dekalb County Alabama U. S. Census. He was b. 1785 in Rockbridge Virginia, lived a while in Kentucky/later Tennessee, then Murray County, Georgia and in 1843 moved to Dekalb County, Alabama. He is said to be 1/2 Cherokee Indian. Some of his descendants married into the following surnames: Austin, Freeman, Dodd, Chadwick, Russell, Probst, Bates, Kaiser, etc. From: Lana Floyd Fort Payne, Alabama - 17 September 1999


I am researching the Marion Bruce family of Dekalb County. I saw a post in the Dekalb County Queries, dated 11 March 1998 by Brenda Curtis concerning her father, Macon Bruce, who is a descendant of Marion Bruce. Unfortunately, my email to her was returned. If she, or anyone who knows her sees this, would they please ask her to get in touch with me? From: Betty James Boaz, Alabama - 07 December 1999


Looking for Robert W. Bryan who married Elizabeth (Sallie) Middlebrooks. She was born in 1876 , don't know when he was born. Any info helpful. They lived at Lebanon in Dekalb County Alabama. in late 1800s early 1900s. From: Gator Allen Rainsville, Alabama - 23 Mar 1999


I am looking for information on the Bryant family that lived in Dekalb County during the 1850's. Thomas B. Bryant was born in Georgia about 1825. His son was George Monroe Bryant, born about 1849. By the 1860's they were living in northern Arkansas. From: Danny Ewing Jonesboro, Arkansas - 27 May 1999


Looking for info on descendants of George and Richard, siblings to James Bundren and Elizabeth Bundren Lawless. All children of James Bundren and Sallie Redwine Bundren. All in 1850 Dekalb census. Lived in Valley Head at time of Civil War. James and wife buried in Pisgah Cemetery near Henagar along with his father, Claiborne and mother. George and Richard gone from Dekalb County by 1860. Other Dekalb names listed in old family letters; Kirby, Stamper, Lea and Faulkner. Kirby, Smith, Benton and Sizemore married into family. Thank you. From: T. Doyle San Antonio, Texas - 04 Mar 1999


Help! Looking for ancestors with the surname Bundrum. This is what I have. Adaline Bundrum married Samuel Wicks. Luvade Bundrum married John Thompson and Mattie Bundrum married A.J. Bachelor. All three women were sisters. Supposedly they were part Cherokee and lived near Little River Canyon, Dekalb County, Alabama. Thank you for any information. From: Elvia Booth Carrollton, Georgia - 08 July 1999


Just found out the maiden name of my ancestor who was Mahala Burchfield and she married Isaac Little. Does anyone have information on her or the Burchfield line? She died between l850 and l860. This was in Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Dale Johnson Huntsville, Alabama - 15 June 1999


Searching for info on the above surnames. William Malone grandson of William H. Edwards, Thomas J. Burgess who owned land out of the Lebanon Land Office and John B. Graves. Would appreciate any information. Thank You. From: Pat Jones Orange Beach, Alabama - 22 December 1999


I am searching for information on Matthew Dobson Burns. He was born in Whitten, Alabama on November 16, 1910. His parents were William and Lucy Anna Burns. They lived in the Fyffe area. He had 2 brothers (Hulan and J.B.) and 2 sisters (Vera and Dean). Any help would be greatly appreciated. From: Terry Burns Chickamauga, Georgia - 02 September 1999


Any info on my Dekalb County family would be appreciated. My dad was Frank Calaway. My g-dad Will Calaway. He was married to Lilly Bell Wilson. My mom Clara Jenkins Calaway, her dad was Dave Jenkins My husbands people parents Bill Jennings & Leona Gardner Jennings. Thanks for any help. From: Louise Calaway Jennings Cusseta , Alabama - 23 Jan 1999


My grandmother, Jewell V. Cannon, was born in Dekalb County in 1898. Her parents were T.L. Cannon and Ella P. Moore. I don't know where they came from or any dates. Any further info would be appreciated. From: Connie Kelley Wilsonville, Alabama - 10 June 1999


James Yancy Carithers b. Mar 16 1821 Madison County Georgia s/o William C. Carithers and Mary Griffith. Married Mary Elizabeth Ball b.@1832 Appears on the 1850 Dekalb County. Census and Land Records. Was supposed to have been a Dr., conscripted into the militia and died in North Carolina July 6 1867.. None of that has been proven. Cannot locate what happened to this family. Did widow remarry? Children: Robert Griffith Carithers (Caruthers) b. Jan 12 1863 Gadsden Alabama and William Joseph appear on 1910 Texas Census. Where is James Yancy Carithers buried; can someone help to find him..or family on the Tax rolls..Obit in Dekalb papers? Would appreciate any help offered. From: Jan McChesney Portsmouth, New Hampshire - 08 September 1999


Looking for information on Pleasant Floyd Carr. Pleasant, my great-grandfather, lived in the Dekalb County area 1840s til his death in early 1900. His wife was Eliza Compton. Any information will be appreciated. From: Beverly Bowman Tucker, Georgia - 19 November 1999


I am looking for any information anyone may have on the Carroll Family from Dekalb County and Cherokee County. Peter Carroll b. 1818-1825 North Carolina or Georgia. Wife Sarah Ann (?) b.11/30/1826 North Carolina. Around 1860 they lived in the Lebanon PO. area. Their children were John M. b. 9/1868 Georgia, Mary b. c.1848 Georgia, William W (H) b. 4/1851 Alabama, Martha Jane b.12/13/1853 Alabama, Robert C. b.7/13/1856 Alabama, Nancy Ellen b.c.1858 Alabama, Virginia b.1861 Alabama. I am also trying to find out if Peter Carroll had a previous marriage to Sarah Ann (?). From: Nancy Fisher Madera, California - 28 July 1999


I am looking for information on my mother's side of the family. Her family name was Cash and a lot of her people lived or lives in Rodentown, Alabama. From: Robin Sizemore Detroit, Michigan - 19 Jan 1999


John Thomas Chadwick married Sarah Emily King in Coweta County Georgia in 1876, at some later date moved to Etowah County Alabama and to Dekalb County Alabama around 1904. There were 8 children born to this marriage. I would like to have info about them and their ancestors prior to their marriage. I will be happy to share what info I have of them since they came to Dekalb County, Alabama. They are my maternal grandparents. John T died March 1935, and Sarah E died Jan 1938 and both are buried in Beulah Cemetery near Fyffe. From: Virginia T. LaMunyon Fyffe, Alabama - 04 November 1999


I am looking for the gravesite of Shadrack Chitwood, son of Capt. James and Alice Chitwood. Reported to have died in Alabama between 1780 and 1790. Possibly buried in Lebanon Cemetery. My lineage is Matthias (unknown burial site);Capt.James(unmarked grave near Rutherfordton North Carolina); Shadrack(unknown to me);John (Felton Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin); Matthias (Sand Prairie Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.); James Thomas (Sand Praire Cemetery); Daniel Matthias (Boscobel Cemetery, Grant County, Wisconsin); and my father, Keith Gale (Boscobel Cemetery). From: James Mathias Chitwood Oshkosh, Wisconsin - 11 Feb 1999


Looking for information on the marriage of Shade (Shadrack) Clark to Tex (Texas ???) - need to know last name - married somewhere in Dekalb County. From: Bob Clark Danville, Ohio - 25 November 1999


Looking for information on Shadrack Clark who married Tex Everett. In Dekalb County on 1850 census. Had son William Oscar (1878), Reub(en), daughter Lily, possibly others. From: Sharon Worthey Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas - 19 November 1999


Looking for information / family of: Marina Bellzora Clark b.1878 d.1963 - 6 Sisters: Nancy Turner, Betty Jett, Lula Cox, Dora Griffith, Lucinda Couch, Laura Ethridge. All referred to as married names. 4 Brothers: Phillip, John, George, Wallace. Parents were: James Rudolph Clark / Margaret M. Posey (Posey from Scottsboro) Marina Clark mar. Burton Thomas Jackson b.1876 His parents were William R. Jackson / M.L. Amanda Davis in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Marina & B.T Jackson had 10 children - migrated to Etowah County from Ft. Payne. My grand mother Lola Beatrice Jackson Cox always made trips to Ft. Payne and surrounding areas to visit relatives up until the time of her death in 1986. Sadly we do not know who they were. Any information on the Clark / Jackson / Cox family would be Greatly Appreciated! From: Jill Hanshew Gadsden, Alabama - 10 September 1999


Looking for information on the family of Augusta Cooper Clifton born April 26, 1862 in Louisiana died July 9, 1952. Her death certificate lists fathers name as Frank Cooper mother ? Broughton. I have death certificates for two of her sons Jody Jefferson Clifton (my grandfather) that shows fathers name Joseph Clifton and Wiley Eugene Clifton that shows fathers name Clemy Clifton. Her daughter Bessie Cooper Owens death certificate has fathers name blank. All are buried in the Antioch Cemetery in Dekalb County. Augusta Cooper Clifton was called "Ma Gusty" I believe she married Thomas Clemith Clifton from Randolph County, Alabama. Jody Jefferson "Doll" Clifton was born in Louisiana March 16, 1894 died NOv 16, 1988 married Ida Belle Fuller daughter of Jim D Fuller and Mertyl Wright. Wiley Eugene "Mann" Clifton was born Oct 30, 1892 in Louisiana died July 24, 1933 married Bessie Lee Abercrombie. Bessie Cooper/Clifton was born Feb 27, 1889 in Hico, Louisiana died Oct 21, 1966 married John William Owens. Her sister Mertice Cooper/Clifton married Henry Owens brother of John. Any information regarding this family and the marriage of Augusta Cooper Clifton would be appreciated. From: Valaree Vaughn Lovelock, Nevada - 28 July 1999


Dekalb County, Fyffe - am looking for information on the family of Jody Jefferson Clifton b March 16, 1894 married Ida Belle Fuller b Oct 12, 1896. His father was Clemith mother Agusta (Knight) Her father was J.D. Fuller mother Mertyl Wright. JJ Clifton had at least one brother Wiley Eugene and two sisters Merty and Bessie. I believe his mother was married twice and this may have been her second marriage. The father of Clemith Clifton may have been named John. Mertyl Wright's mother may have been named Francis Bass. From: Valaree Vaughn Lovelock, Nevada - 03 Mar 1999


Researching William Humphrey Cochran and Nancy Jane Martin Cochran. Lived near Little River Canyon. From: Larry F. Morrison Woodland, Alabama - 14 May 1999


Looking for ancestors of Samuel Eugene Rose and Ewing Edward Collier Sr. from Valley Head. From: Daniel Collier Bossier City, Louisiana - 01 October 1999


I am attempting to locate decendants of William John Collins, born in Florida around 1845, but died in Alabama in 1914. Married Elizabeth Kirby, daughter of Andrew Kirby and Jane Gassett in 1873 in Dekalb County. Also curious as to who the Kirby creek north of Collinsville is named after. Any information would be appreciated. From: Gayland Collins Quanah, Texas - 28 Feb 1999


Searching for information on Mary Collins born in Tennessee. Married Gains Norton Sept. of 1862 in Dekalb County. Would like to know who her family was. From: Gary Garner Albertville, Alabama - 23 November 1999


Looking for information on John N.(?) Combs who married Margaret Ann Barnett June 1, 1882 in Dekalb County Alabama. Known children are Venie Combs born 1900 died 1994 and Janie Combs b. 1897 died 1992. John Combs was born in 1849 and died 1947. Margaret Barnett was born 1855 and died 1933. All are buried in Town Creek Cemetery, Rainsville. From: Irene Boydston Ringgold, Georgia - 16 September 1999


My ancestor James Cooper, b. 1824,m. Lucinda Hawkins and lived in Valley Head area. His parents were William and Susannah Cooper of Wayne County, Kentucky. Would like info on parents of William and Susannah. James Cooper was a Union veteran. Would like to correspond with any descendents of William Cooper. From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 08 Apr 1999


James COOPER, B. 1880, Blount County Tennessee. Married: Mary FANNIN date and place, unknown. James and Mary COOPER had 10 children, most born in Dekalb County Alabama. One child, my gggrandmother, Martha COOPER abt 1824-5 Dekalb County Alabama. Help Please! From: Myrna Bradley Medford, Oregon - 08 Mar 1999


James Cooper b. 1803 Tennessee d. 1880 Arkansas married Mary Fannin. James had land in Etowah County but lived and raised his family in Dekalb County. Martha Cooper, their daughter, was a sister to Francis Marion Cooper, the one I descend through. Need to contact Myrna Bradley. Her e-mail bounces. Have lots of information on Coopers. From: Patricia Cooper McGehee Sulphur, Oklahoma - 17 Mar 1999


Searching for parents of William Copeland b 1 July (1870?) d 28 June 1921 they could be cousins, etc. from Dekalb County, Alabama of Lewis Copeland of Blount County, Alabama and other Copeland information. From: Selia Copeland Hanceville, Alabama - 24 Jan 1999


I am looking for James Alexander Copeland parents who lived in Dekalb County around Copeland Bridge. Did James Alexander have any brothers and sisters ? I don't know if they came from North Carolina or Georgia. Would like to have this information if possible. Thank You. From: Bill Copeland Pulaski, Tennessee - 09 November 1999


Seeking information on my ancestors, Marida Franklin Corbin and Mary Ann Kuykendall. Both are buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Will be happy to share what I know. From: Carol Eubanks Vaughan Lexington, Kentucky - 11 Apr 1999


My g-g-grandfather Martin Van Buren Cordell, b. 1841, m. Eliza Jane Ballard. They lived in Sulphur Springs area of Dekalb County. Eliza Jane's parents were William Ballard and Milly Lee. Would like to correspond with anyone who has info on these families. Will be glad to share. Martin Cordell's parents were Stephen Cordell and Elizabeth Smith. From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 10 Apr 1999


The Cordells are from Dekalb County. Looking for information on William N Cordell marr Eliza Rhoena (Sharp). Calvin Cordell marr Sarah E (Price). Any information please my e-mail address: From: Sam Cordell Sulphur, Oklahoma - 19 Feb 1999


Researching familes of John Cox & Elizabeth Hartsfield who resided in Dekalb County, Alabama. in 1850. From: Wendy Jacobs Gunnison, Colorado - 04 Feb 1999


Martha Shrader married Lewis V. Croft on December 25, 1913. This was a second marriage for both. Martha had a son, Anderson, and a daughter, Ella who married Luther Callahan. These two children were from a previous marriage. Lewis and Martha had a daughter between them. I am searching for the name of this daughter and who she might have married. If she is still living she would be in her 80's. She is a step-sister to my grandmother, Della Croft. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 27 Mar 1999


I am searching for information on my maternal grandparents. My grandfather was John Cicero Crow who married Parthinia Baker in Fort Payne or in the general Dekalb County area. Any and all pertinent information would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance. From: Donald Ellis McConnell Dawson, Georgia - 10 Jan 1999


Researching for information on my grandparents.John Cicero Crow born 2/24/1861/ died abt. 1916 in Dekalb County, Alabama and Parthenia Baker born abt. 1865 / died abt. 1911. They were married in Dekalb County 9/13/1883. Any and all confirming information will be greatly appreciated. From: Don E. McConnell Dawson, Georgia - 02 June 1999


Am looking for information re George Wallace Cunningham born in Dekalb County,Alabama on Dec. 7, 1828. Would appreciate any help in confirming these facts. Who might have records of this time in history? From: Mary Spray Springfield, Missouri - 16 Jan 1999


Cooper Bennett Davis and children are listed in the 1870 Dekalb County, Alabama census. Where is he in 1880? From: Lamar Davis Toccoa, Georgia - 17 Jan 1999


Searching for Cooper Bennett Davis family. Cooper B. Davis and all his children were in Dekalb County in 1870. Haven't been able to find them in 1880. If anyone knows where they went, I will appreciate a reply. From: Lamar Davis Toccoa, Georgia - 25 June 1999


Cooper Bennett Davis and his children are listed in the Dekalb County census for 1870. Does anyone know where he moved to by 1880 ? From: Lamar Davis Toccoa, Georgia - 13 June 1999


Seeking information about Sloan Davis and Louiza Webb who lived in Dekalb County in late 1800s. From: Ron Davis Temple, Texas - 05 August 1999


Herman Dean brought his family from Dekalb County to Jefferson County early in the 20th century. The family orginially lived around Sylvania. Is anyone familiar with this family? From: John B. Wells III Paintsville, Kentucky - 27 May 1999


James E. Dean married in Dekalb County in 1897 and was listed in the 1900 census as aged 26 and a native of Georgia. He later moved to Birmingham. Does anyone know anything about where he came from in Georgia. I have met a brick wall. From: John B. Wells III Paintsville, Kentucky - 03 September 1999


William Erby Brown and his son Joseph Baxter Brown used to go hunting at Deer Head Cove in northern Dekalb County in late 1800s. Can anyone tell me about the history of this community? I am also interested in locating "lost or forgotten" cemeteries in that area and transcribing the information to put online. If you can help me, I would appreciate it. From: Lana Floyd Fort Payne, Alabama - 18 September 1999


SEARCHING Dekalb County for Info: We KNOW that in the 1830s, ‘40s, ‘50s the above ‘SURNAMES' all Immigrated from Marshall County, Alabama, to Leon County, Texas, and from CENSUS Reports, we KNOW that they were Friends and Neighbors to "James and Margery (Hardin) McCANLIS", also of Marshall County, Alabama. ‘NEED to Contact ‘Descendants' of: DICKEY, BAIN, BLACK, and JETTON. ANY Info Appreciated!! --Frank C. Durant, 1124 Powell Circle, Mesquite, Texas 75149 From: Frank C. Durant Mesquite, Texas - 23 Feb 1999


I want to know my birth mother. My adopted parents are dead and I would like to find out at least the health related information on my mother. From: Lillian Dilbeck Crossville, Alabama - 19 September 1999


Seeking info on the families of Minerva J Driscoll (b ca 1847) who married William Hunter Wilson ca 1866/Dekalb County, Alabama and of Martha Graves (b 1846/Alabama) who married William Hunter Wilson 1870/Dekalb County, Alabama. Minerva Driscoll Wilson died Jan. 1870/Dekalb County, Alabama. She had a daughter, Florrie Ann Wilson b 1867/Dekalb County, Alabama. William H and 2nd wife, Martha Graves moved to Izard County Arkansas ca 1871 and to Baxter County Arkansas in 1873. From: April Robbins Seal Beach, California - 21 November 1999


I do not know my grandmothers maiden name but I know that my mother was born in Dekalb County in 1945 and raised in an orphanage in Fort Payne from age 5. Her biological father's name is Alfred Duerr and her mothers name is Pearl. From: Cotaco L. Easley Florence, Alabama - 04 Apr 1999


I am searching for information on the family of James M. Durham who married Cyntha Lusk. They were in the 1840 census of Dekalb County, Alabama. Cyntha is in the census for 1850, 1860, 1870, & 1880 Census for Dekalb County, Alabama. They had the following children: Arminda who married James M. Millican, Madison who married Samantha Paralee Morgan, Sarah C. who married John Huskey, Rachel, Melinda who married Andrew Frada/Frady, Elizabeth who married William Pinkney Millican, Martha (my line) Daniel Andrew , Samatha, and Margaret. Thank you . From: Wanda Sparkman Houston, Texas - 20 August 1999


I am looking for information on my greatgrandfather, Andrew J. (Jackson or Jefferson?) Dutton. He was believed to be born in Dekalb County around 1855-70. He married Mary Brooks. A female child (Lula Mae) was born to them on May 8th, 1891, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lula Mae was my paternal grandmother. Andrew was believed to be one half Cherokee Indian. I am hoping to find information on Andrew, his parents and grandparents. Thank You! From: Shirley Sulsona Denison, Texas - 12 June 1999


Would like to make contact with anyone researching Echols. Edward Dandridge Jones Echols is in 1880 Dekalb County census. He was the son of Samuel C. Echols & Sarah Cobb of Cherokee County Alabama who came from Georgia. From: Cindy Henslee Stamps Richardson, Texas - 14 September 1999


Looking for ancestors of: Margie Manassy Echols, b. 20 Jun 1884, Valley Head, father: John Echols, mother: Katy ? From: John H. James Kingsland, Texas - 22 October 1999


Looking for any information or guidance in researching William Forney Edwards, married Charlsie (last name unknown). D.O.B. for "Forney", about 1886/88(?). From: Bessie Wright Collinsville, Alabama - 17 June 1999


Would like to correspond with descendants of James Ellis, b. about 1805 and wife Mary Ann Phillips. They came to Dekalb from Marion County, Tennessee. James' sister Martha Ellis married Mary Ann's brother Abner Phillips. Have more info to share on both Ellis and Phillips families. From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 08 Apr 1999


Augustus Parks ELLISON born 1842 in Georgia married Mary KEY-QUICK in Dekalb County Alabama Nov. 26,1867 and they had 6 known children: Alice 1866 - Thomas 1868 - May on Mary 1872 - Frank 1876 - Joseph 1878 - Gola 1880. I lost these children in 1880 in Jackson County Alabama. A.P. was a one arm Civil War Vet and he remarried in 1892 to Zillie. Is there anyone who has any infomation on these children? Thanks From: Marilyn Houser LaFayette, Georgia - 20 Feb 1999


Col.Wm. Newton Estes was my great great grandfather. He was Commander 3rd Confederate Cavalry and was from Dekalb County. He is buried in Lebanon Cemetery. Born Aug,8,1831 Died Sept.17,1863, Battle of Chickamauga. Reuben Estes, father, Lottie Estes mother, also buried in Lebanon, W.H. May of 3rd Confederate, was husband of Mary E. Estes born 1-29-1833 died 1-18-1915 and thier infant son Reuben H. May. Lottie's real name was Charlotte. From: Don L. Dukes Hot Springs, Arkansas - 10 Feb 1999


I am looking for information about William N. Estes, my great great grandfather, who was born in Ft. Payne, Alabama, lived in Dekalb County, served in the Confederacy. From: Nina Williams Sulphur Springs, Texas - 15 September 1999


Here is the small amount of data I have on the Fants. The children were born in Collinsville. I do not know Nancy's maiden name nor anything about her first husband Fant. She and children wound up in SC married to my ggrandfather Newton Medlock. Descendants of Nancy Elizabeth Fant 1 Nancy Elizabeth Fant-b: 1842 in Alabama. d: March 08, 1897 in SC ..Fant ......... 2 John Fant-b: 1859 .............Sallie L. Knight .........2 Thomas Harvey Fant-b: 1861 .........2 Jane Fant-b: 1867 .............%2BTaylor *2nd Husband of Nancy Elizabeth Fant: ..Newton Jasper Medlock-b: 1831 in Greenville County, South Carolina-m: 1870-d: December 01, 1920 in Mayesville, Greene, Arkansas. From: John Turner Greenville, Texas - 02 November 1999


Looking for info on Charles T. Farmer, b 8 May 1850 in Dekalb County - d 17 Oct 1915 White County, Illinois. Parents Michael Farmer b ? - d after 1882 and Malinda Chadwick or Ball b abt 1817 - d 30 Oct 1882 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. From: Char Mosby Eldorado, Illinois - 03 July 1999


As per Dekalb County Alabama tax records Aquilla Farrer lived there from 1878 to early 1890's. 1880 Dekalb County Alabama census shows Aquilla FARR (age 46) lived with his mother Mary A. (age 71), new wife Frances (age 45) and sons Albert W. (age 7) & Wm. John (age 5). In the 1900 Kingston Dist., Bartow County Georgia census, widowed Aquilla FARRER, lived with son John. 1. Was Aquilla's 2nd wife Frances' maiden name Johnson? 2. When and where did Aquilla and Frances marry? 3. Was Frances the mother of Wm. John & Albert W.? 4. When and where did Aquilla's mother Mary A. or wife Frances die? From: Lynn Farrer Winter Haven, Florida - 15 May 1999


Is there a Methodist church East of Porterville and SouthWest of Dogtown? Is there a Methodist cemetery in this area that would have been there in the 1880-1890 era. From: Lynn Farrer Winter Haven, Florida - 01 May 1999


Flat Rock Church in Forks of Creek Dekalb County. Need any information on early church anyone may have. Founded in 1869 as Blackoak Baptist - member of Wills Creek Primitive Baptist Association. Later called Flat Rock after the school that had that name also located in same place. From: Brenda Hall GroveOak, Alabama - 13 June 1999


Interested in Andrew Jackson Fletcher, b Abt. 1817 who married Cynthia Jane Lackey, b 1828, Collinsville on 21 Jan. 1850 in Collinsville. Children: ??? Any information most welcome. From: Robert Fletcher Belleville, Illinois - 31 October 1999


I am trying to locate Pat Flynn Morrison who lived at Grove Oak, Alabama in Dekalb County in the late 1960s or early 70s. She was married to John Lee Morrison and they adopted 2 children. If you know any thing about the whereabouts of this person, Mary Grace Downs Williamson (a friend) is trying to locate her. She thinks about her often and wonders what happened to her. She remembers how nice she was to her when her husband (Pat) died.. She has lost contact with her. If you can help please contact me at the address listed. ( From: Myrtle Camp Henagar, Alabama - 14 November 1999


Edward Fountain lived in Dekalb County with wife Lee Nora Bonner. From: Ed Roden Carthage, Tennessee - 08 May 1999


I am researching the Freeman family and looking for any descendants in the Dekalb County area. From: David W. Wilson Tuscaloosa, Alabama - 05 September 1999


William Martin FUGATT born 1833 Tennessee -m- Dicy Ann Elizabeth WEATHERS and lived in Cherokee County Alabama and Dekalb County Alabama. known children are: John, James, Seaborn, Elias, Barney, Fate -m-Lonnie Magunson, Vicie -m- King, Pexie -m- Gilreath, Zillie -m- A.P. Ellison, Kitty -m- Kinsey. From: Marilyn Houser LaFayette, Georgia - 16 May 1999


Researching William Martin Fugatt-m- Disie or Dicy Ann Elizabeth Weathers. They lived in Cherokee County Alabama and 1900 Martin was in Dekalb County Alabama with his son. Please email me if you have any info on this family. From: Marilyn Houser LaFayette, Georgia - 07 August 1999


Thomas Pinkney GALLOWAY, b ca 1843/South Carolina, m Mary ROGERS ca 1865/Alabama. They were in Dekalb County Alabama/1880 census with the following children: Julia age 13, John age 12, Lawrence age 9, Pinkney age 7, William age 5, Jessie age 3, and Andrew age 11 months. The parents of Thomas P are said to have been Matthew A and Sarah BURROUGHS. The parents of Matthew A are said to have been William and Polly RAGAN GALLOWAY. I believe that William and Polly had a daughter, Sina GALLOWAY b ca 1822-25/Georgia. Sina and her husband, William WILSON were in Dekalb County Alabama from ca 1855-1875. Does anyone know this family in Dekalb County? From: April Robbins Seal Beach, California - 18 Feb 1999


I am hunting any information on a Garrett female who married an O'Shields male between the 1850s to the late 1800s, in the area of Dekalb County. They had several children. May have lived in Collinsville, Portersville, Fort Payne, or on Sand Mountain. Thanks. From: Peggy Gaddis Birmingham, Alabama - 11 September 1999


James and Nancy Gaylor were listed as members of the Mud Creek Baptist Church of Christ -Primitive Baptist - in 1820, Jackson County, Alabama by February 1820. James Gaylor, Sr. is shown on an 1829 list, no date (so it could have been much earlier) as "Dismissed by Letter". On the same 1829 list, James Gayler, Jr. is shown "Dismissed by Letter" in 1843. Jesse Gaylor "Dismissed by Letter", no date. Jesse is on the 1850 Dekalb County Alabama census p 329, hh 45. He was born in Virginia ca 1812. His wife Jemima was born 1812 in South Carolina or Georgia. Following children born in Alabama: 1. Henry born 1842 2. Martha born 1844, John born 1847 3. Mary born 1849, Ruben born 1850, Mint (male) born 1853, Willis born 1856. Jesse, a J.P. in Blount County Alabama, performed the marriage ceremony for his son John who married Amelia Ann Isbell (daughter of William Isbell and Martha Stanfield) in Blount County, Alabama on 4 March 1868. Any information on these families would be appreciated. Please email. One transcription of the Mud Creek minutes lists these people as Taylor; however, other sources list them as Gaylor, and shows James Gaylor Sr. and/or Jr. as ministers (more on this later). There are Gaylor/Taylor families in Jackson County, Alabama 1830; one of them being Jesse - that I feel have been misindexed. They are living in the midst of several Mud Creek Baptist church members, and present/future relatives. From: Mary Lu Nelson Johnson Locust Fork, Alabama - 12 September 1999


Am seeking a record of the marriage of Allen GENTRY and a Lavinia----(possibly FLEMMING). They would have been married about 1847/1848. Would appreciate any help in this matter. Allen GENTRY would have been in Dekalb County, Alabama between 1840 and 1850. He was on the US Census 1850 in Jackson County, Alabama. He might have been in the household of his father Shadrack GENTRY, Dekalb County.from 1840 until the time of his marriage. From: Gwendolyn H. Lawrence Granbury, Texas - 27 July 1999


My ancestors were William Gifford, b. about 1828 in Tennessee and Mary Ann Dean. They lived in Dade County, Georgia in 1850 and in Dekalb County in 1860. Both were dead by 1870. I've run into a real dead end on William Gifford. Need his parents names. He may have had a sister named Mary. Mary Ann Dean's parents were Thomas and Lucretia Dean. Need Lucretia's maiden name. From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 08 Apr 1999


Looking for any information on JACOB O. GILLESPIE B: 1821 in Alabama and his wife, NANCY RAINWATER. he was listed in the 1840 Dekalb County, Alabama census. Came to Texas about 1852 with wife and hree children,Harriett, Nancy Adline, and James and settled in Kaufman County, Texas amd had four more children, Dock R., Mary, Louisa and her twin Sarah Louise. Any info would be appreciated. From: Lounell Callison Tyler, Texas - 11 May 1999


My great-grandfather Peter B. Gipson is reported to have been born in Dekalb County on 16 Feb 1845 to Jacob Jr. Gipson and Emily Finny. Looking for any information on either Jacob Jr. or Emily. Peter B Gipson fought in the Civil War (don't know which side) but I can't seem to find any information about that either. Would appreciate any help or advice. Thank you. From: Steve Gipson Monett, Missouri - 15 September 1999


Am looking for information on Mary Gouch who is listed in James Peek's residence as his niece in 1880 Dekalb County census. Also listed as her sister was Millie Gouch. I would like to find their parents. From: Marshall Hovies Monroe, Georgia - 28 Apr 1999


I'm looking for information in Dekalb County on Laura Pack who married Grandville Gowans. They had three children: Claude, Ida, and Irene. Laura was born abt. 1878 and died before 1915. From: Lucy Pack Morgan Cleveland, Tennessee - 08 June 1999


We are hoping to locate the burial place(s) of John Stephen Green and Charles Green near Mentone. Also, if any of their descendants are in Dekalb County, we would like to make contact. From: Mark L. Buckley Guntersville, Alabama - 05 Mar 1999


Woody Grigg 1860 census Dekalb County, Alabama
Woody 47, b. North Carolina
Mary 49 b. South Carolina
Woody 18 b. South Carolina
Thomas 16 b. South Carolina
Arminda13 b. South Carolina
Rufus 9 b. South Carolina
Mary 7 b. South Carolina
Joab 4 b. South Carolina
Does anyone know anything about this family???
From: Sharon Houston Mobile, Alabama - 27 Jan 1999


I am beginning to research my Hall family; my brother began the study over twenty years ago and was unable to locate our ancestor Pinkn(e)y Hall. Possibly you may recognize some of the family members of the ancestral line. I would appreciate any comments that you might have.
We know that Pinkn(e)y Hall was born in South Carolina probably in the early 1800's. His wife was Jane Alexander Hughes (b. 1808, South Carolina; d. 1896, Alabama). Her tombstone ( located in Pleasant Cemetery, Grove Oak, Dekalb County, Alabama) reads {Wife of Pinkny}. His name could also have been Samuel Pinkny Allen. Children of Pinkn(e)y & Jane Alexander Hughes Hall: -*Yancy Hall--b. 1835 South Carolina; d. 1917 Alabama -m. Sarah Johnson -Micajah Hall--b. 1840 South Carolina- -Stephen Hall-b. 1842, South Carolina; d 1903, Alabama m. Rhoda Stapp -Marc Danial Hall-b. 1844 South Carolina Children of Yancy & Sarah Hall-Civil War Veteran: County F, 43 Reg. Georgia Infantry -*Samuel P. Hall -b. 1860, Georgia; d. 1926, Texas -m. Ella Josephine Rains -Nancy J. Hall-b. 1863, Georgia -m. Jerry Lumsen -Phillip M. Hall-b. 1866, Georgia; d. 1938,Georgia -m. Ann Steward -Mary E. Hall-b. 1868, Georgia; d. 1891, Alabama -m. Jim Wright -Julia Hall-b. 1870 -Joe Steward -Lucy Hall-b. 1872 -m. Bake Lackey -Ellen Hall-b. 1875 -m. Will Kelly -Alice Hall-b. 1877 -m. Joe Hambrick -Jim Hall-b. 1879 --John Hall-b. 1882 -Alma Hall-b. 1884, -m. O. L. Hayes -Twins died at birth 1887, Alabama -Mattie and Hattie Children of Samuel P. Hall -*Vardie Josiah Hall--b. 1882!, Alabama; d. 1962, Oklahoma. -m. Nancy Margaret Thompson -Bertia Hall---b. 1886, Alabama; d. 1972, Alabama -m. Robert Branwell Harris -Phillip Wesley Hall--b. 1888, Alabama; d. 1972, Alabama -m. Ella May Willkie -Essie Jane Hall--b. 1890, Alabama; -m. Ivison Westbrook -Josie Mae Hall--b. 1893, Alabama; d. 1932, Alabama -m. William Oliver Dean Contact me:
From: Don Allen Danville, California - 02 Mar 1999


Trying to find some info on relatives that lived in Dekalb County. From: Cindy Howell Stone Mountain, Georgia - 10 October 1999


Looking for info on Mary C (K)atherine Ward b. 1835 d.before Oct. 1864 m.(1) Robert Collins 1852 (2)William Nelson Hammack Feb. 28 1860. Mary Catherine is the daughter of James A. & Malinda Ward all of Dekalb County or Etowah County. From: Sonya Smith Moreno Valley, California - 22 July 1999


Looking for information on Henry Clay Hardin This is from his pension application It states he enlisted 8 October 1861 in Lebanon, Alabama in Company A 3rd Alabama Cavarly and was discharged 10 May 1865. The pension was first granted in Dawson, Alabama in 1907 and transferred to Garland County, Arkansas 1919. Henry was living in Walker County, Georgia when he enlisted. Also any information on the 3rd Alabama Cavalry or the 16th Alabama Infantry (His brother James was in this unit) Thanks, Mike From: Mike Spainhour Redding, California - 20 Jan 1999


Not really asking a question, I am from Dekalb County, Georgia and I was looking for information on it, but this page showed up as part of my search, which I find amusing since my father grew up around and in Dekalb County, Alabama - he went to school near there. I still have family that lives there, one has to go through Henagar to get there, I remember that... well, cool site, I learned a few things about the county. Keep up the good work. :) From: Scott Hardin Tucker, Georgia - 18 October 1999


[John Harris b. 1828, Alabama & (m) Frances (?), living Lebanon District 1850 with 2 girl children.] I guess I got most of the information I have on the subject line except that in 1851 they had a boy named Robert Charles and they were living next door to Dr. McNear David McClain. I need to discover the maiden name of Frances and the parents of John Harris who just seems to have disappeared by 1860 just as his father seems to have disappeared by 1850. I believe John's mother will be Mary A. Harris b. Virginia abt 1804 but I'm not sure. She is living in the house with another Harris (same dist) who is probably a brother to John and a 18 year old girl named Martha b. 1832 in Tennessee. I suspect this mother is Mary Ann Lewis who married William W. Harris in Madison in 1817 but I can't prove or disprove the theory thus far. Any help through your records will be appreciated. Just to know where John died or when would help or even the maiden name of Frances. From: Rendol Harris Fort Collins, Colorado - 12 Apr 1999


Trying to find Charles Harris born about 1850 and died on Sand Mountain around 1900, or later. Charles Harris and Mary Ann Teems children are: William, Teak. George, Lynns, Wofford,Essie, and Ada Harris. Thanks for any help you can give. From: Gary Brooks LaFayette, Georgia - 10 May 1999


I'm looking for someone to do a look-up. I would like to find a date of death for George Washington Harris d. Dekalb County. abt. 1922. Was either living with son Luther Isaac or Henry Walter Harris. From: Phil Harris Clinton, Iowa - 25 May 1999


Need information about John Harris and his wife Frances and their children. They were living in Lebanon District on 1850 census and by 1860 John was not in the house but a son was born after 1850 and I need his middle name. He was Robert C. Harris but was he the Robert C. who married Narcissis I. McClain in Etowah County, Alabama in 1875? She lived next door to John and Frances and Robert C. and his sisters, but I need to know Robert's middle name and I can't resolve a conflict. e-mail me at From: R. W. Harris Pulaski, Tennessee - 30 June 1999


Sara Ann Chadwick married Walker Glyn Harris in Dekalb County in 1866. He was born in Georgia in 1842. Where in Georgia? He served in Civil War. Family moved to Arkansas and then to Oklahoma. What happened to Walker Glyn Harris. Conflicting stories have been handed down in family. Was he killed? Did he desert the family? Where and when did he die? Who were his parents? From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 08 Apr 1999


Need any information on these families, mostly early settlers from abt 1818 - 1840 as a beginning and some Harris are there today in Dekalb County. From: R. W. Harris Pulaski, Tennessee - 30 June 1999


I am looking for the parents of William Harrison. He married Catharine Roden and they were in Dekalb County in the 1850 and 1860 Census. From: Jason Holtermann Turlock, California - 11 Apr 1999


Looking for descendents of John or Raleigh Hawkins who came to Dekalb County in the 1830's from McMinn County, Tennessee. John was born @1790; Raleigh in 1800. From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 18 Mar 1999


Sampson Haws moved to Dekalb County, Alabama from Floyd County, Kentucky era 1830. Sampson was born in or near the "old" Montgomery County, Virginia abt. 1790 the son of Samuel & Elizabeth Haws. His brothers were: Samuel Jr, Robert, John, Azriel and Benjamin. He had at least one sister Elizabeth named after his mother. Sampson was married by his older brother Robert who was a Floyd County, Kentucky Justice of the Peace on 5-11-1811 to Polley Matthis. They had the following known issue: Solomon b.1812, Samuel b.1813, William and Jefferson. I would be interested in learning more about this branch of my family. I have learned so far that Samuel & Jefferson remained in Dekalb County and Solomon moved on to Missouri. I am not sure what happened to William and if there were any female issue. I have a web page about the family Haws/Hawes at From: Jim Hawes Davis, California - 09 Jan 1999


I'm looking for info on my great grandfather (Robert Wilson Hayes) and great grandmother (Susan Orena Downs) in Dekalb County Alabama. Thanks for your help. From: Keith Hayes Vienna, Virginia - 06 September 1999


Glenn Hill married Rachel Lizzie Davis disappeared in Fort Payne region. From: Betty Lovell Ragland, Alabama - 13 Feb 1999


Rebecca A. Hill married William F. Vinyard. They were being raised on a plantation near Ft. Payne. Her name may not be Hill. Plantation owner was Hill. Married in 1861. Anyone know of this family. From: K. Lingenfelter Port St. Lucie, Florida - 18 May 1999


I am seeking info on the families of Hill and Hicks who were known to have been in Dekalb County, Alabama from ca 1860 to after 1900; and on the family of William Wilson who was in Dekalb County ca 1860 to ca 1875. Acel R Hicks b ca 1828/South Carolina m Mary J Bornwell in Cobb County, Georgia ca 1859. They migrated to Dekalb County ca 1870. The parents of Acel R Hicks were Henry L Hicks and Luvica surname unknown. Mary Bornwell's mother was Ann surname unknown. James T or P Hill b ca 1820/South Carolina m Lucinda Hicks (sister of Acel R Hicks) ca 1841/Cobb County, Georgia. They migrated to Dekalb County, Alabama by 1860 and were there until at least 1880. They must have died there as I can't find them after that. William Wilson m Sina unknown surname (maybe Galloway or Calloway) in Georgia ca 1840 and they were in Cherokee County, Georgia in 1850, in 1860-75 in Dekalb County, Alabama, in 1875-after 1900 in Baxter County, Arkansas. Does anyone know the ancestries of these folks from Dekalb County, Alabama? From: April Robbins Pasadena, California - 18 Jan 1999


Jesse Pleasant HILL, b. March 17, 1803 in Warren County, Tennessee, married his second wife, Francis ROGERS in Tennessee about 1830. He moved to Dekalb County, Alabama in about the mid-1840's where he became the first probate judge of Dekalb County. He died in Alabama April 26, 1848. I am seeking any information on Jesse P. Hill, his wife Francis Rogers, and their three oldest children; Dr. John Rogers HILL, b. 1831, Rachael Dove HILL, b. 1833, m. unknown GUIER, and Pleasant Henderson HILL, b. 1835. Does anyone know where Jesse P. Hill is buried in Dekalb County? The two youngest children of Jesse Hill and Francis Rogers also died in 1848. Was there an epidemic of some sort then by chance? ( From: Jackie Hill Bower Brunswick, Georgia - 01 June 1999


Searching for Henry Hinson in Dekalb County Alabama. From: Earl Hinson Arlington, Texas - 01 November 1999


The Dekalb Advertiser has a feature called "Reminiscing About Dekalb's Special People." On August 12 they ran a picture of the Old May Hotel in Early Fort Payne. Who were the owners? I have been told John G. May and his wife Nancy K. Hoge, d/o John Kelly Hoge and Minerva Young Murphy, ran the hotel. Which years? They lived in Dekalb County and married in 1875. Would like to hear from any descendants or others who have information about this family and the hotel. Thank you. From: Janelle Dowdy Cobb Moulton, Alabama - 18 August 1999


Is there a marriage record for William T. Holbrook & Rebecca Bruce in 1881, Dekalb County, Alabama? From: Ted Brooke Cumming, Georgia - 16 July 1999


Robert Hood & Rebecca Bates children - William, Mary Richard, Gilbreath, Daniel James, Richard spent time in Dekalb County between 1829 born, and 1856. From: Doyle Hood Greenbrier, Arkansas - 09 Mar 1999


1840 Alabama census lists three A. Hortons, the first two are Dekalb County, 167 No Twp L, and the third is Morgan County, 012 6th regiment. I would like to have any info on these Hortons. I am trying to find info on C. Abner Horton, b. c. 1800 in SC and moved to Mississippi in 1860, died before the 1870 census was taken for Choctaw County, Mississippi. He was married to Ester/Esther Johnson? Does anyone connect with this Horton?? From: Margie Scogin Monticello, Akansas - 03 Apr 1999


David Daniel Hood b. 1824 Va. m. Margaret Emma Gilbreath daughter of George Gilbreath and Eliza Horton. Son Archard Richard Hood b. 1856 Sand Mountain, Dekalb County m. Sarah Joseph Wallace daughter of John Wallace and Elizabeth Driskill. From: Elaine Haggard Bakersfield, California - 29 August 1999


I found the marriage record of my ggg-grandparents William R.R. Lumpkin and Catherine Houston in Dekalb County. The records were mutilated almost beyond recognition, but there was no mistaking it to be theirs. Withrow performed the marriage. I have been looking for the Houston family and Lumpkin family in that area and have not been able to find anything, except for the license. Margaret Houston was listed as head of household in the 1840 Talledega Census. William Lumpkin was born in 1812 in Georgia and Catherine Houston was born in 1818 either in Tennessee or Alabama. If anyone knows of this family please contact me. From: Sharon Staton Ashdown, Arkansas - 21 Apr 1999


Need to find out Mary Beulah Howard b. 1867 Collinsville, Alabama. Married John L. Groomes from Jonesboro, Arkansas. Settled there. Had Thomas L. Groomes 1892. There is an Aunt Charity E. Groomes Stidman and a man Lengis Groomes. Died in 1948 but don't know the connection. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, From: Virginia Groomes King Bay, Arkansas - 25 Apr 1999


I'm looking for someone who might have access to death records or indices. I am trying to find my great grandfather's death record. His name was Harry S. Howe. It is said that he lived in Fort Payne (or possibly in Mentone area) I don't have any info about the death date but my guess would be anywhere from 1900-1930's. This man has been my brick wall for a long time, aaarrrrgghhh!!! Any help with this would mean a great deal to me!! Thanks so very much in advance!! Also, don't be afraid to make suggestions...I'm open to anything! Thanks again!!!!! Could someone tell me where I would find death records in Dekalb County? Dates would be from 1890 to the 1930's or so. From: Laurie Howe Geneseo, New York - 26 July 1999


David Howell 26, Eliza 26, Mary E. 3, Josephus 2, and Sophia Howell 62 on the Dekalb County 1850 Census. Sophia was on the Dekalb County 1860 census living with probably her daughter Mary Pauline and son in law Abram Whited. From: John Poore Rosedale, Mississippi - 31 December 1999

HUSKEY / DURHAM / Huskey Chapel

Searching for any information or descendants of John Huskey and Sarah Durham Huskey. Sarah was the daughter of James Durham and Cynthia Lusk Durham. John and Sarah were married in Dekalb County, Alabama Feb 1856, at Fort Payne. They had 4 sons James, Frank, Anthony, Charley. They lived for a time at Sulphur Springs. John and Sarah eventually separated, and it is thought John moved to Adamsburg in Dekalb County. Any info would be helpful.I would also like any info about the Huskey Chapel at Adamsburg, Alabama. From: Daniel Huskey Cloudland, Georgia - 08 Feb 1999


Descendants of John Jacoups & Missouri Beaty, Daniel Morgan & Amanda Morgan, Jacoups was Indian spelling could be changed.They lived in Dekalb County. Jacoups originally at Roden Town, later Fort Payne. One of the Jacoups girls was slave to Cherokees. She was Catawba/Creek. From: Pat Johnson Lenoir City, Tennessee - 27 Mar 1999


Searching for Samuel C. Johnson b. 1837 South Carolina married Martha Easter - Ester - Hester b. 1838 Georgia. Also searching for information on Andrew J. Johnson b. 1848 South Carolina married Easter E. b. 1848 Georgia. Both Johnsons show up on 1900 Dekalb County Alabama census with both parents born in South Carolina. Are they brothers? Any information on these two lines would be appreciated. From: Deb Owens Pisgah, Alabama - 17 Apr 1999


Searching for information on Elvira J. Jones born June 15, 1827 in Dekalb County Alabama; married Hamilton Berry Dec. 3, 1846 in Jackson County Alabama; died Feb. 4 1894 in Dekalb County Alabama; resided in Marshall County Alabama. from 1850 - 1880. Who were Elvira's parents and siblings? Any information would be appreciated. From: Letha Brashear Billings, Montana - 03 Mar 1999


Seeking info on Laura Della Jones, born in Grove Oak, Dekalb County in 1879, daughter of John Jones and Mary Elizabeth Southerland. Laura married Albert Butler in 1898 in Texas. From: Barbara Cox Lafayette, California - 11 Apr 1999


Looking for Genealogy connections to Henry R. Jordan, b. abt 1835, was a Capt. (USA) in the Tenn-Ala. Cavalry Reg. He later became Postmaster of Collinsville, Alabama. His father was George W. Jordan. From: Uyless R. Wallace Fort Walton Beach, Florida - 21 Jan 1999


Seeking information about William L. Justice, born 1861 died 1944. He was married to Nancy Katherine (Kate) Quarles, born 1865 died 1936. They lived in Crossville, Alabama. Both are buried at the old Crossville Cemetery. I have information on some descendants. Would like information on parents of both William and his wife. Family legend says Miss Quarles came from Ireland. Can anyone confirm? Thank you! From: CJHay Talladega, Alabama - 01 Mar 1999


Kilgore. Johnathan or Reuben. I am interrested in the Kilgore familys in Dekalb County. From: David Grover Tillamook, Oregon - 09 July 1999


My James M. Kilgore doesn't appear in census indices for 1860 and 1850, yet I have found them in the 1860 census, living in the Northern District, Head Springs Post Office area. The 1850 census, however is not enumerated by post office, but by civil districts 1 through 25. Is there a way to know which civil district encompassed Head Springs Post Office? It will save me hours of searching the microfilm if I can go directly to the right civil district. Thanks. From: Christopher Kilgore Timonium, Maryland - 22 November 1999


I'm searching for relatives of Sam Kilgore married to Mattie Rowell lived in Dekalb & Jackson Counties Alabama early 1900s. They were born in the late 1800s. From: Deb Owens Pisgah, Alabama - 21 June 1999


My Grandfather Ambrose Killian was born in Collbran, Alabama Aug. 14, 1864. I believe his father's name was Daniel. I would appreciate any information. From: William Killian Findlay, Ohio - 22 Jan 1999


I have found a place called Killian Mill in Dekalb County. Is this a town or just a mill? From: Brian Killian Findlay, Ohio - 26 Jan 1999


I am searching for any Knotts in Dekalb County. Tom Knott is my greatgrandfather. He worked with Mige Traylor. I need any information I can find. Census records? Marriage records? Waiting to hear. From: Susan Presley Boaz, Alabama - 20 November 1999


Looking for parents/siblings of William LACKEY b 14 Feb 1831 Ala, married Nancy M. Reynolds 1 Sept 1853 in Jackson County. In 1870 they were in Dekalb County with George Washington BOOZER/JACKSON and his family. I know LACKEY/SPEER, LACKEY/CAMPBELL lived there but I don't know how my William LACKEY/REYNOLDS ties into them. From: Lorna Rosenstein Layton, Utah - 15 July 1999


I would like info about John Lankford, Pinkney Lankford, William Lankford and Peter Lankford. John Lankford was Sheriff of Dekalb County and also represented his County in the Lower House of the State Legislature, this woulld be in the 1840s. Peter was John Lankford's father and lived in Dekalb County for six Years, probably was a farmer. Pinkney and William served in the army during the Civil War and it is believed that they also lived in Dekalb County. I would like anything about them and their kin. From: Lynn Crow Galena Park, Texas - 24 Mar 1999


Walter J Lee Was buried in Dekalb County Between 1930 and 1940. He was my grandfather. Probably born in the 1870s. I think in Henegar. From: Louise Lee Monroe Petersburg, Tennessee - 01 September 1999


Lees and Leas from Dekalb County Alabama. Jay Lee b 12-08-1856. d 3-14-1942 Ann Lea b 3-15-1860. d 11-11-1911. They lived around Valley Head. They were husband and wife. I am their granddaughter. From: Louise Lee Monroe Petersburg, Tennessee - 24 October 1999


I am searching for information on William Lee b. 1787 in Montgomery County, Virginia, d. 1836 in Dekalb County, Alabama, m. Ann Brock abt. 1805. Thanks. From: Marlene Gilbert Wilmington, North Carolina - 16 Apr 1999


Seeking Nellie Lee Glazener believed to have died in Dekalb County Alabama sometime after 1850. Born ca 1755 possibly in New Jersey or Maryland? Lived in Western North Carolina (was Buncombe and Henderson County, Now Transylvania County) before moving south to Alabama. Husband George died in West North Carolina between 1820 & 1830 we think. Also lived in Georgia ca 1790. Moved to West North Carolina by 1800. Thanks From: Linda Raxter Rosman, North Carolina - 29 Mar 1999


Need names of James Henry Lee's parents. He was born in Virginia 1824, m. Elizabeth Wilson 1860. Also need parents' names of Andrew G. Russell b.1826 Georgia. Both settled in Dekalb. Need parents' names for James Henry Lee, b. 1824 Virginia and for Andrew G. Russell, b. 1826 Georgia. Both settled in Dekalb County, Alabama at Dawson. Thanks From: Robert S. Lee Granbury, Texas - 03 Feb 1999


My great grandfather was from Dekalb County his name was Jesse Calvin Lewis born January 16, 1854 his wife was Tura A. Thomas born April 3, 1865, they married and moved to Arkansas, he had the following siblings: Curkmil J., Mary Lisabeth, William W., Calaway. His parents were William A. Lewis and Elizabeth Swader. He was from Dekalb County and she was from Tennessee. If you see a connection here please contact me have quite a bit on Jesse's side but nothing on Tura's side. From: Katrina Johnson Paron, Arkansas - 06 Apr 1999


I am new to all this, but I am trying to get information on Oscar Little, born between 1900 and 1910. If you have any information or suggestions on what I should do, please let me know. Oscar Little lived in Dekalb County, and possibly Cherokee. Please let me know if you have any information or if I can do anything else. Thanks so much. From: Debbie Senoia, Georgia - 31 Jan 1999


Issac Little, wife Mahala and probably brothers Levi and William came to Dekalb County in the early 1800's from South Carolina. Settled in the Lebanon community. Seeking descendants of these families. From: Mike Little Palos Verdes, California - 12 Apr 1999


Rec. Bureau of Land Management in 1838, Mardsville, Lebanon, Dekalb County./Benton County. Alabama....seeking any descendants and families Neill Ard married daughter Martha Loving, Oummaus Duffels married Elizabeth Loving, Joseph Simmons married Sophia Loving. Mother of Manuel Walton Loving, Lydia Loving Price, wife of Adam Loving died in Pulaski County. Georgia. 1817. Adam Loving came from Wilkes County. Georgia. poss. son of William Loving. Understand they may have been part Native American, either Creek or Cherokee. From: Leatha A. Betts Ogden, Utah - 05 August 1999


I am looking for information on James F. Lowery (b. 1819 Alabama) and his wife, Eliza ____ (b. 1821). They moved from Dekalb County, Alabama to Choctaw County, Mississippi about 1842.
Their children were:
Emeline (b. 1837)
Henry (b. 1839)
James Marshall (b. 1840)
William B. (b. 1844)
Peter "Doc" (b. 1849)
Robert Francis (b. 1852)
Eveline (b. 1853)
From: Beverly Burton Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - 07 Mar 1999


I am the gg-grandson of Alexander Wilson and Mary Jones MAJORS. A.W. b 11/22/1798 in Stokes County, North Carolina; d 7/15/1877 in Dekalb County, Alabama. Mary b 11/04/1805 in Franklin County, Tennessee; d 6/26/1870 in Dekalb County, Alabama. Moved to Dekalb County, Alabama from Franklin County, Tennesee in 1835/36. Settled in Lebanon where he founded and operated a general store for the remainder of his life. The 1840 census lists the following children; Samuel (18), Elizabeth Jane (16), unknown girl (10-14), Elisha (9), Elizabeth Catherine (8), Suzannah (6), Martha (4), unknown female (0-4), & Alexander Wilson, Jr. (inf). Three additional children are listed in the 1850 census; Angeline (10), Benjamin Pollard 8, and Carolina 4. I am descended through the second Elisha M. and Suzannah Clemantine Killian, b 9/24/1834 in Warren County, Tenessee. I would like to hear from other descendants of A.W. and exchange information. I have some information on Samuel, but practically nothing on the other siblings of Samuel and Elisha. From: James M. Majors Roswell, Georgia - 27 June 1999


I'm looking for any information on James Madison Malone born 1825 (married to Martha Poden) and Drury Malone born 1849 in Dekalb County. This is all the information I have..any help would be greatly appreciated..Thanks! From: Amy Malone Jarvis, California - 30 October 1999


I am looking for John Marshall and his parents' names. I believe he was born in Dekalb County, Alabama. He was born on March 15, 1785. He was married twice but I'm not sure either one took place in Alabama. His first wife was Rebecca Burt with whom he had one son, Pendleton Jones Marshall.. She died in 1810. On Feb. 26,1815 he married Elizabeth Wright. They had 4 children that I know of. Any help would be great..Thank you. From: Tony Unknown Denver, Colorado - 12 Jan 1999


Looking for family history in Dekalb County or area. From: Joel Matlock Medford, Oregon - 25 May 1999


William McCandlis and his wife Lucinda or Lucy were in the Census of Dekalb County in 1850 and 1860. In 1850 they had a James McCandlis born about 1762 in Pennsylvania. William was born about 1808 and Lucy about 1811. They later moved to Johnson County Arkansas and had a John Hammond living with them who was born about 1849 and that family may have been in Dekalb County Alabama near them and related. William and Lucy were born in Tennessee. Were they the parents of Alex, John and Andrew McCandlis? From: Ron McCandless Austin, Texas - 04 October 1999


Searching Dekalb County, Alabama. for INFO.--Margery (Hardin) McCANLIS and ‘Magara A. GARRISON, by National Archives Documents were the "SAME" person. In Morgan County, Alabama, Feb. 9, 1830, Margery HARDIN and James M. McCANLIS purchased a marriage license under an ‘ALIAS' name, ‘Magara A. GARRISON'. ANY Info as to (?WHY?), appreciated. Margery (Hardin) McCANLIS was my GG-Grandmother. Frank C. Durant, 1124 Powell Cr., Mesquite, Texas 75149. From: Frank C. Durant Mesquite, Texas - 06 Feb 1999


John Lavender McDaniel. - I know that he is from Bowden, Georgia area and may be related to Charles Addison McDaniel who I believe was born in Dekalb County, possibly the city of Elbert, and founder of Bowden College. Thank you for any information. From: Glenn Cooper Bastrop, Texas - 05 Mar 1999


Searching for any information on Almon Blake McDaniel who lived in Skirum Alabama. Also need information on Prospect Church located in Skirum. From: Susan Presley Boaz, Alabama - 20 October 1999


Looking for J.E. and Elizabeth (Stone) McIntyre living with her sister Nancy & brother-in-law Samuel B. Green. They each had children and in 1870 were living in Gordon County, Georgia and after 1880 they were rumored to have moved to Fyffe, Alabama. Can anyone can find them in a Dekalb County census? From: Candace McIntyre Florence, Alabama - 25 October 1999


I am trying to locate information on when and where my g.grandfather, Thomas Hugh McKown died and is buried. His father, William McKown was a doctor in the Confederate army and enlisted in Coosa County Alabama but Thomas Hugh lived most of his life in Campbell County Georgia. He died c.1879 at the age of 27 in Alabama while working for the railroad. His widow and children are listed with his widowed mother, Abbigail McKown in the Dekalb County Census of 1880. His mother and his siblings are buried in Dekalb County but we have no record of the location of his grave. From: Linda Lovelady Bowman, North Dakota - 05 July 1999


Ernest, a Dekalb resident, eldest son of Melinda Meggerson, slave, originally from Haiti and lived in Florida with Indians before they were moved to Oklahoma. Mother and son both died in Dekalb County. From: David B. Meggerson Long Beach, California - 25 December 1999


We are trying to trace our genealogy and are running into a block finding anything more about a Sarah Milwee (Mullwee, Millwee) and Martin P Smith married in Dekalb County. We believe one or both have Native American heritage but have run into a dead end. If you have any information please contact us. From: Nelson Wimberly Huntsville, Alabama - 02 December 1999


Benjamin Mitchell and wife Aseneth Unk. were living in Dekalb County, Alabama by the 1860's. Their known children were John T.; Newton; and Rachel. Rachel married a Jolly. Any help appreciated. From: Marcus Thomas Fredericksburg, Virginia - 02 Jan 1999


I have some information on Humphrey Mitchell. I am his ggg.grandson Dennis Mitchell. I would like Janel Cobb of Moulton to e-mail me to exchange information about the Mitchell family of Dekalb County . E-Mail efforts to Ms' COBB have failed . Any information on the family Humphrey Mitchell Will be greatly appreciated. From: Dennis J Mitchell Grove Oak , Alabama - 29 Jan 1999


Does anyone know about the MOORE cemetery, which, according to the USGS, is located on Old Fort Payne-Blanche Road, south and east of Fort Payne? Might there be a caretaker who could be contacted and who might have the names of the persons buried there (to aid me in my search for Rachel Moore Kilgore, born about 1822)? Thank you. From: Christopher P. Kilgore Timonium, Maryland - 11 December 1999


Looking for any information on William D. Morgan of Dekalb County Alabama. He was married to Elizabeth Ellis, Sarah Ellis and Amanda Beene Hawkins. Any information would be appreciated. From: Angela Morgan Cox Ardmore, Oklahoma - 20 Mar 1999


I am trying to find the parents of my grandmother: Ellen Rebecca Morgan b. 12/24/1860, married William Jasper Beene 2/16/1879 in Dekalb County. Census records show she and her parents were born in Georgia. I have searched and can not find her listed anywhere before her marriage. Any information would be appreciated. From: Peggy Sadler Huntsville, Alabama - 26 October 1999


Would like to hear from anyone descended from WILLIAM D. MORGAN. He was married to AMANDA BEENE HAWKINS in Dekalb County in 1879. He was also married to ELIZABETH ELLIS and SARAH ELLIS. He died in Dekalb County in 1899 and was buried in Beene Cemetery. Would love to hear from some of his descendants that are still in Dekalb County., or anywhere else. He was my gggrandfather. Alexander Morgan was my Dad's father. From: Carolyn Morgan-Martin Mexia, Texas - 27 July 1999


Susan Mulwee, part Indian? m. Martin P Smith in l867 in Dekalb County Alabama. Think they are connected to the Graves family. I desperately need to make contact with somebody who is researching the Smith and Mulwee families or knows something about this family. From: Dale Johnson Huntsville, Alabama - 08 November 1999


I am researching the surname Nations in the Alabama area. I have a relative born in Cordova, Alabama in 1863 named George Washington Nations. I can't find any info on him until he arrived in Searcy County Arkansas in the 1880s. I did find a land record in Dekalb County in 1820 for a George W Nations. I was wondering if there was a connection. Thanks for any help! From: Jeff Smith Conway, Arkansas - 10 December 1999


Seeking information on John Nichols, his wife Elizabeth "Polly Ann" and their sons Samuel Francis and James M. Nichols. James' oldest son Anderson was born in Will's Hollow near Ft. Payne in 1836. He had other children there as well. James and Samuel supposedly married Cherokee women. James' wife was Irena ? and Samuel ‘s was Phoebe. Phoebe's maiden name may have been Alexander. John and Elizabeth along with their two sons and their families left there in 1844 and moved to Arkansas. They eventually settled in Polk County, Arkansas. John supposedly was born in North Carolina and moved into Tennessee. He may have lived for a time in Marion County. Would appreciate all help.. From: Don Nichols, Sr. Clayton, Oklahoma - 08 Apr 1999


Searching for the family of Eliza Naoma Odam,who was born 28 June 1855 in Dekalb County, Alabama. Eliza married two times; (1) ??? Johnson, date and place unknown and (2) Isaac Johnson in Dec 1897 in Jackson County, Alabama. At least one child, John, from first marriage, John, and two from second marriage, Sam and Bertha. Eliza died in Lamar County, Texas in 1930. Who were Eliza's parents? Who was her first husband? Willing to share information. From: Jeanette Johnson McCoy Mt. Pleasant, Texas - 01 Feb 1999


Where are the oldest records of Dekalb County located. A query I read on the internet said the records were in a basement. From: Brenda Hall Grove Oak, Alabama - 28 December 1999


I Would like to know if there are any Ortons in Dekalb County or Fyffe area born about 1913 to 1915? From: Patricia Quinn Chattanooga, Tennessee - 01 August 1999


Any information on any O'Shields? I have some names but can not connect them to being kin. Does anyone have a family tree? Most were in Dekalb County or in that area. From: Peggy Gaddis Birmingham, Alabama - 24 October 1999


I have found out that a Elbsworth Benton O'Shields was William Earl O'Shields' father. Elbsworth married a Mary Robinson or a Robertson, they were born in South Carolina, and moved to the Dekalb County area. Elbsworth has a brother named Young Pickney O'Shields. Does anyone have any more information on these people.? Thanks From: Peggy Sue O'Shields-Gaddis Birmingham, Alabama - 03 December 1999


Looking for info on Bessie PACK who married a CHANCE and was living in Valley Head, Dekalb County, Alabama on April 2,1915. Also looking for info on her sister, Laura PACK,who married Grandville GOWENS. Their children were Claude, Ida & Irene GOWENS. Laura had died by 1915, but Grandville and children were living in Hollywood, Alabama on April 2,1915. From: Lucy Pack Morgan Severn, Maryland - 13 June 1999


I am looking for any information on Joseph T. Padgett's father's name. I have been told that the Padgett family came from Baxley, Georgia. Any info will be appreciated. From: Angela Padgett Pisgah, Alabama - 28 Mar 1999


I am seeking any information about the Palmer family in Valley Head, Dekalb County, Alabama. Particularly, I would like to know more about Francis M. Palmer B. 1839, D. 1937 in the Dekalb County area. I know of one daughter, Emily Belle b. 1884 in Valley Head. She married Charles W.(Charley) Palmer a cousin. His father was Martin Daniel Palmer B. 1881 possibly also in Alabama. Both Frances M. and Charles W.'s father was Joseph Palmer b. 1829 who married Sarah ???? Any information would be appreciated From: David Chasteen Brownfield, Texas - 19 June 1999


Am looking for any information about Parish or Parrish that may have lived around Sand Mountain in the 1890's. Have a letter from a T.A. Goggons of Crossville, Alabama, a cousin to my Grandfather Walter Waters Parish, indicating that he would look up his folks on Sand Mountain dated 10 Jan 1956. My grandfather married Margaret Brannon 6 Dec 1899, Marshall County, Alabama. Also have some information of Brannon and Goggons if you have any interest. Grandfather was born around Cedertown, Georgia. Moved to Washington State and homesteaded in 1901 at Lind, Washington. From: Paul Parish Kennewick, Washington - 30 Jan 1999


My ancestors are Osburn Russell b. North Carolina had daughter Harriet Jane Russell b.1831 in Georgia. Harriet was married to William Riley Parsons b. 1842 in White County Tennessee. His father was James Parsons b. 1811 White County, Tennessee; mother Martha Cardwell b. 1811 Tennessee. Lived in Dekalb County 1840-1860. From: Norma Sneed Dallas, Texas - 20 July 1999


I am looking for any information on the PATEY and SPILLER families. These are my GGrandparents and all that I know about them is that they lived in Dekalb County when my Grandmother was a little girl, (Nora Pearl PATEY). I would welcome any information that you could help with.GGrandmother, (Ella SPILLER Patey) GGrandfather (George PATEY). From: Patricia Flener Sheffield Oakwood, Texas - 25 Mar 1999


I'm looking for the descendants of the following families of Ider, Alabama. Asa Frank Payne Born 1835 Died 1906, wife Octavia N., Children John R.L. Payne, Eliza A. Payne born 1860, Lula C. Payne born 1861, Mary Clantha Payne born 1859, Asa W, Payne born 1853, wife Ellen S. Horton born 1853, Children Lula May Payne born 1896, Grover C. Payne born 1892, Mary E. Payne born 1889 (died at birth), Asa Franklin (Frank) Payne born 03-31-1886, wife Onie May Keith born 08-18-1888, John Leonard L.Payne born 1885, wife Erie Traffanstedt, Jessie Payne born 1881 (died at birth), Archie Payne born 1881 (died at birth), Sarah J.Payne born 1880 (died at birth), Clantha Payne born 1879 - married Jeff or Jim Johnson, Octavia I. Payne born 1877 married ? Carrell. If you have any information on the Payne Family please get in touch with me at From: Carlene Payne Callahan Bessemer, Alabama - 27 June 1999


I'm looking for information on Capt. John G. Payne. He was my great great great great grandfather. Fort Payne was named for him. My grandfather was John L.Payne - my grandmother was Erie Traffanstedt. They were from the Dekalb County area. Please get in touch with me if you have any information on these people. From: Carlene Payne Callahan Bessemer, Alabama - 13 Apr 1999


Would like information about Thomas Gordon Peek died 04/11/1929, Francis M Peek born in Elbert County Georgia. 03/10/1840 died 07/20/1903, Solomon Peek and Abel Peek of Virginia and Georgia. Also information about Preston McCurdy and Nathaniel Warren and Elijah McCurdy. From: Sue Peek Stanley Macon, Georgia - 23 May 1999


I am trying to find information on Samuel A. Pendergrass b:1852 married Nicie Jane McClain 1870 in Limestone County, Alabama. I know they had one son born in Marshall County, Alabama in 1878. I think they had a son named Samuel b:1882 in Dekalb Alabama.(listed in Familytreemaker) Who ever listed it said that Samuel(1882) was their Grandfather. would really like to connect with this person to exchange information. Their Grandfather Samuel and my Grandmother Rebecca Jane were brother and sister. If you see this message please contact me. Thanks, Janice From: Janice Murphy Gainesville, Texas - 07 June 1999


My GGrandfather Samuel A. Pendergrass married Nicie Jane McClain in 1870 in Limestone County Alabama. I have heard they had a son born in Dekalb County, Alabama in 1882. His name was Samuel Francis? Pendergrass. Would appreciate any info. on this family, Thank you. Janice From: Janice Murphy Gainesville, Texas - 09 June 1999


I would like to find out more information on my great-grand parents. They lived in Dekalb County around 1880. Their children are Rosa Belle, Geneva, Leva. Haillie, Luther, Marshall, James, Sammy, Rufus, Robert. Thank you From: Martha Peppers Memphis, Tennessee - 27 May 1999


Matthew Coffin Pinkham was the husband of Cansada Lewis. They had children of William Johathan Pinkham, Georgie Ensign Pinkham, Arthur Pinkham and Elizabeth Pinkham Beaty. He died in 1880 and the family moved back to Dekalb County, Alabama. The boys married and moved to De Kalb, Texas. William Jonathan Pinkham was married to Mary Muskogee "Mollie" Hughes. I am interested to know if the marrage took place in Dekalb County, Alabama and if so is there any information about the family of Mollie Hughes? From: Hoyt P. Mayes Norman, Oklahoma - 26 December 1999


My grandmother, Sallie Vissey (Brown) Pirkle is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Dekalb County, Alabama. Does anyone have a list of graves for that cemetery? I can't find the cemetery, maybe Ft. Payne? Maybe Henagar? Ruhama? Church on Sand Mountain ? Any info would be appreciated. Judy. From: Judy Ramsey DeKalb, Texas - 29 Apr 1999


Looking for ancestors for Roxie L. Pointer M: Albert P. Findley. Her parents were Rhoda Ann Frasier M: Samuel Curtis Pointer. Grandparents were Joshua Pointer M: Melissa Brown and Joseph Frasier M: Martha Jane Bailey. The Pointer and Findley Families are buried at Beulah Baptist Church, Fyffe, Alabama. Any information would be greatly appreciated. From: Jack Findley Tilden, Texas - 04 June 1999


Would like to exchange information with anyone else researching Poole and Lawson from Dekalb County. Specifically: John D. Lawson b. 1821 South Carolina m. Harriet Ann Poole b. 1823 South Carolina. Parents of Tera Alabama Lawson m. William Preston Shirley. Can't find any death information for John and Harriet and they drop off the census! THANKS. From: Sandy Redmond Athens, Michigan - 24 September 1999


George Andrew Portwood, grandfather, born in Dekalb County May 1890. Looking for info on his parents William Jackson and Salina Jane (unknown) Portwood. Any info will be helpful. Lived in the Fyffe area I believe. From: Teresa Portwood Remlap, Alabama - 07 Apr 1999


I am looking for any info on my grandparents and great grandparents. George Andrew & Effie Williamson Portwood, and William Jackson & Salina Jane(unknown maiden) Portwood. George was born in 1890 in Dekalb County and William was born in 1848. All were believed to have been born and raised in Dekalb County. Any info will be appreciated. From: Teresa Portwood Remlap, Alabama - 10 Apr 1999


Looking for information on Kiziah or Keziah POTTER. Married James Willis AMOS in Alabama abt. 1856. She was born 11/1836 in Tennessee and was buried 1910 in Geraldine at Old Masadonia Cemetery. She is my ggrandmother. Thank You. From: W. E. Sharp Gold River, California - 26 May 1999


Interested in information on Silas Potter - Dekalb County 1859. Does anyone know parents, siblings, children? Trying to find relatives of Kezziah Potter m. James Willis Amos, Dekalb & Etowah Counties daughter Nancy Jane Amos m. 1882 William McNeal. Also looking for family of William McNeal. Kizziah is buried Geraldine, Dekalb County (Old?) Macedonia Cemetery. Does anyone know if there is a listing anywhere for this cemetery or how I can get her cemetery records? Thank you. From: W.E. Sharp Gold River, California - 20 September 1999


Is there someone in Dekalb County, that could look up an obit for me. John Poulton died in September 1980. Info from Soc. Security. I believe this is my uncle. Would like to know if he had any children listed. Thanks From: Karen (Poulton) Burgess Hutchinson, Kansas - 04 Jan 1999


1850 Dekalb County Census shows Patience Powell and her 6 children. They are in NE Alabama somewhere after 1850 but I can't find a single record of them. They are Michael B. Powell, Lewis G. Powell, Elias M. Powell, Mary J. Powell, George W. Powell, Russell Green Powell. All were born between 1832 & 1847. Mr. Powell (whoever he is) died between 1846/50 and Patience is by herself in 1850. But where are they! They begin to move westward after the civil war, but for 20 years at least they are still there in NE Alabama. Has anybody seen a clue for them? From: Hannah Powell Chino Hills , California - 11 Apr 1999


Looking for the husband of Patience Powell who lived in Dekalb County in 1850.Her children were Russell G.-Lewis G.- Michael B.- Elias M.- Mary J.- and George W. From: Larry Powell Boise, Idaho - 31 July 1999


I found a listing for Pinkney Pruitt listed on the 1870 Dekalb County partial census, age 15 page 809. I am trying to find the father and grandfather of my father Isaac Pinckney Pruitt born in Faunsdale, Alabama about 1912. His mother was Melville Minge. It is possible that the Pinkney Pruitt listed in your census as being 15 in 1870 could be his grandfather. I do not know my Grandfather's name, it could be Isaac Pinckney Pruitt also and I think he died near Pike's Crossroads in the late 1950's or early 1960's. I am new to the internet and don't know what to do. Thank you for any help you can give me. From: Margaret Pruitt Wood Sarasota, Florida - 11 July 1999


Mack, aka Maximillian Rector, (ca1842-1897), served in the 48th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War. He is buried somewhere in Dekalb County. Also researching Marion Russell Wallace (1872-1926). From: Steve Rector Madison Heights, Michigan - 02 Feb 1999


I am looking for a researcher in Dekalb County, Alabama
Calvin Dorris
P.O. Box 61
Whitney, Texas 76692
From: Calvin Dorris Whitney, Texas - 05 Feb 1999


Will appreciate any information concerning the Rice and Surratt families buried in Town Creek Cemetery, Chavies. Am especially interested in tombstone inscription of John RICE who died 1834. From: Lillian Herrin Huntsville, Alabama - 26 Mar 1999


Elijah Rich born 1794, 1750 in Dekalb County, Alabama, 1870 Franklin County, Tennessee, 1880 Jackson County, Alabama, the last listing for him in census. When and where did he die? Like to know his parents and siblings. From: Linda Rich Toney Calcasieu, Louisiana - 26 November 1999


John Wesley Richey died & buried in Henagar. 6/26/1948. Trying to find out where he was born (8/4/1865) and who his parents were. He had 2 known brother Vol? & Charlie. Would also like information on his 1st wife, Tempie Jane Tucker Richie. From: Lyndia Johnson Hixson, Tennessee - 19 June 1999


I am researching my family, and I would like to know any information anyone might have on Myron Blake Richey born on or around Oct 1927. Also Myron's Father, Zeanoth Zadock Richey. The last known place Myron lived was in Groveoak, Alabama. From: Joe Richey Jules Gering, Nebraska - 23 October 1999


Would like any information related to John Wesley Richey b.8/4/1865 - d.6/26/1948 in Henagar. Married Tempie Jane Tucker b.7/31/1870 - d.11/23/1936 in Henagar. Believe they had 8 children: Theadore, Charley, Dick (Buren), Annie, Afton, Luke, Lester, Lilie & Velma Oglera. Any information would be helpful. I do not know where they came from before moving to Henagar. From: Lynn Johnson Chattanooga, Tennessee - 19 June 1999


Thomas Riddle, b. 1836 in Tennessee married Minerva Bowers. His father was Rolin (or Roland) Riddle. Rolin Riddle was in McMinn County, Tennessee in 1830. The Riddles also lived in Jackson County, Alabama, but died in Dekalb County. Need info on Riddles and Bowers. Who were Minerva's parents? From: Linda Hawkins Wilson Rising Fawn, Georgia - 08 Apr 1999


Trying to confirm ancestry of James Riggins b.1816 Dekalb d. 1884 Hardin County Kentucky. Thought to be son of Powell son of William David son of William Powell Riggins of North Carolina. From: Keith Riggins Ankeny, Iowa - 26 June 1999


ROAN, Winston Hunter, b:abt 1833 Carroll County, Georgia m: Mary Elizabeth LANG, b: abt 1839 Georgia. Abt.1852 they moved to Alabama. Known children: Green Lewis, George Washington, Virgil Hunter, Vina E., James Franklin, Jasper Reuben, Robert Montgomery. Name changed to ROWAN abt 1900. Listed in 1880 Dekalb Census as ROWIN. From: Stan Rowan Heidelberg, Germany - 09 Feb 1999


Looking for info on Robison in Dekalb County around Will's Valley. From: Patricia Robison Horne Smithville, Mississippi - 04 May 1999


Looking for relatives of Columbus Washington Robison of Collinsville and Portersville. From: Patricia Robison Horne Smithville, Mississippi - 24 June 1999


I am looking for information on James P. ROGERS b. abt 1846 and John R. ROGERS age listed in the 1900 census for Dekalb as 74 years old. From: Sharon Miller Sagon Hampton, Georgia - 07 Feb 1999


I am looking for information in Dekalb County on the parents and/or brothers and sisters of Elizabeth Rollins born in Alabama, and married Jackson Monroe Pack. They move to Monteagle, Marion/Franklin/Grundy county area of Tennessee. Their daughter Laura married a Goins and they lived in Fort Payne, Alabama circa 1900. From: Lucy Pack Morgan Severn, Maryland - 09 Apr 1999


I am researching my Mother's side of our history. My Grandmother, Nellie Rowell was born in Dekalb County Feb.3,1910. I am looking for info on her parents, James Homer Rowell and Emily Susan Sewell. Also my GGGrandfather, A.J.(Bud) Taylor is buried in Dekalb County. He was married to Mary Ellen Lacey. According to my records he died in 1920. I am trying to find his parents or hers. Any information would be greatly appreciated. From: Sheila Thomas Athens, Tennessee - 12 Feb 1999


William Rucks South Carolina > Dekalb County, Alabama m. Fannie Parker; George Washington Rucks of Dekalb County, Alabama; James McGhee Rucks b.10/2/1844 Dekalb County, Alabama > Arkansas m. Martha C Houk. I am interested in any information about the Rucks Families of Alabama. From: Ellen Snellgrose Joplin, Missouri - 14 May 1999


Looking for marriage certificate or birth records for Jim McGee Rucks, born 10-2, 1844 in Dekalb County, Alabama. I'm also looking for marriage certificate for Jim Rucks and Fannie Parker married approximately 1806 Dekalb County, Alabama. Jim Rucks was born in 1785 but I don't know where and I'm trying to find out. Thank you for any help you can give. From: Don Rucks Port Huron, Michigan - 05 December 1999


I am searching for any information on Satterfields in Dekalb County around the 1850s. From: Betty Chambers Murfreesboro, Tennessee - 06 Jan 1999


Looking for John Jenkins Dobbins b. 28 May1880 Alabama. M. Mandy Ann Scott b. Alabama. They lived in Dekalb County. Then moved to Arkansas, Cherry Valley, Cross County. From: Jackie Cleveland Allen Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 28 August 1999


Looking for any information concerning Gordon LaDon Thomas. He was from the Fort Payne Mentone Alabama Area. My Great grandfather was John Thomas. He was the Sheriff of Dekalb County. He had a granddaughter named Zula Mae "Cricket". Any information on this family would be appreciated. From: Jeanine Thomas Valdosta, Georgia - 02 Apr 1999


Would like to make contact with a descendant of the John and Mary Shasteen family (dwelling house #545) listed in the Northern Division of Dekalb County., Alabama 1860 census, Post Office Rawlingsville.
John Shasteen 55 b. Kentucky
Mary 49 b. Kentucky
Martha 15 b. Alabama
Rebecca 13 b. Alabama
Mary 11 b. Alabama
Samuel 8 b. Alabama
I have published a book on 10 generations of John Shasteen's father's ancestors and descendants but have been unable to trace John for more than one generation. From: Joy Q. Gallagher Winchester, Tennessee - 27 Feb 1999


Would like to exchange information with anyone else researching the Shirley family from Dekalb County. I am descended from John Newton Shirley and Eliza(beth) Jane Masters Shirley. From: Sandy Redmond Athens, Michigan - 24 September 1999


Looking for information on David & Elizabeth Shrum family living in Dekalb County before 1837. One son's name was Daniel W. b. 1828. They left North Carolina in 1837 and were in the 1840 Dekalb County Alabama census. Thanks, Bobbie From: Bobie Ham Lubbock, Texas - 14 Feb 1999


Looking for information about William A Sims and Ida Higgins who lived in and around Crossville. Thank You. Jerry Sims From: Jerry Sims Fayetteville, North Carolina - 28 September 1999


Searching for information on great grandfather Henry Madison Sinyard b. 4 June 1849, d. 5 April 1928 Dekalb County, great grandmother Ada Alice Parks Sinyard b. 8 June 1870, d. 15 March 1962 Dekalb County. Ada married Asbury Duran after Henry Madison died. She was living near Fyffe at the time of her death. From: Donald Sinyard Hawkinsville, Georgia - 25 September 1999


Looking for parents of William Slone b:c1817-18 in Tennessee. Married 1852 in Dekalb County to Delilah Matheny Briggs July 1852. D:1886. Delilah Matheny whose parents were Wm. Matheny & Matilda Murphy. Any info on the Mathenys or Murphys. From: Joye Whitwell Crane, Texas - 17 July 1999


Does anyone have information on a W.S. Smart who may have been in Dekalb County in the early 1900s. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 06 Feb 1999


Bennett Smith /1809/ & wife Elizabeth, daughter Manerva/1836/ and son James/1834, listed Dekalb County 1850. May have come from St. Clair County. Am looking for details in both directions. May be the same as Cooper Bennette Smith /1870/ Morgan County Alabama. From: Peter Gold Rainbow City, Alabama - 11 Mar 1999


James Washington Smith was born in Dekalb County Alabama near Sand Mountain 24 December 1859. Father is William A. Smith. Mother is Mary Jane Man-Chief (or McCarty) Need more information on Mother & copy of birth record if possible. From: A. J. Franklin Pampa, Texas - 17 October 1999


Looking for any of these Smiths or descendants from Dekalb County, Alabama: William Smith -b1813; Theophalus born 1849; Robert born 1843; William born 1845; and J.W. Smith who lived in Nightingale, Alabama about 2/1914. Thanks in advance for any assistance. From: Brenda Gladney Amarillo, Texas - 20 December 1999


Dr. W.C. Steele was in New Berlin Ohio in the late 1800s. The town later changed it's name to North Canton Ohio. I know there are relatives in Dekalb County and in Pennsylvania but there is no one alive to check with in my family. From: Helen Steele Officer Minneapolis, Minnesota - 11 June 1999


Does anyone have access to the roster of the Stewart Cemetery located on Lookout Mountain out from Ft. Payne. Also, I would like to know how the cemetery got its name. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 22 July 1999


Charlie Scott, the Fort Payne lawyer, makes this statement in his narrative with respect to Legend of how Benjis Creek on Sand Mountain got it's name. "I got very valuable and reasonable information in the summer of 1901. Among them was a woman on Pea Ridge named Sizemore who said that she remembered attending the funeral of Polly Binge...Stewarts, Ashberrys and many others whom Mrs. Sizemore said could trace their lineage to Polly Benge." Does anyone have any idea who this Sizemore lady might be that Mr. Scott is referring to? From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 05 Mar 1999


I am researching my paternal line, Stockman, who were from Dekalb County. My grandparents were: William Virgle Stockman born 08/10/1878, died 10/30/1934; and Rosie Lee Stockman born 03/13/1879, died 03/07/1963. They are both buried at Henagar Cemetery. If anyone has any information on either of their ancestors or descendants, I would love to hear from you. Thank you. From: Jeanie Thain Hampton, Virginia - 28 September 1999


Searching for family of William STOKES b 1847 Alabama. Wife Sarah. STOKES Children: Emily, Lorenzo, Martha, Maxie, & Lou, born 1870s. On 1880 Hood County Texas census William & Sarah living next door to James Alexander FLETCHER (b Dekalb County Alabama 15 Aug 1853) and Martha A. Louisa (Lou) STOKES FLETCHER. (Possibly sister of William?) Lou b 05 Feb 1858 in Unknown County Alabama. FLETCHER Children: Mary, Emma by 1880; later Henry, Sally & George. At death of Alex FLETCHER, Lou married William Anderson (Bud) ELLIOTT in Hood County Texas 1890. From: Irene Barnes Joshua, Texas - 10 Apr 1999


I'm looking for Stone in Dekalb County. From: Camden Stone Freemont, Ohio - 07 September 1999


Looking for relatives of Wallace Randolph Stone, Parents were Bentley Randolph Stone and Brittannie Tanner Stone, Wallace was married to Alice Elizabeth Ashley. From: Dale L Smith Ringgold, Georgia - 06 December 1999


My Great-Great Grandmother was Jane Mericus Stone born 11 December 1819. In family cemetery are: Steele, Nancy February 2,1852 -May 30,1889 (wife of Albert Porter Steele.) And one Kilgore in nearby cemetery. From: Paula Carscadden Concord, California - 27 June 1999


In 1860 census, Samuel and Mary Stout from North Carolina lived in Dekalb County, Then in 1870 they appeared on the Giles County Tennessee census. What others were with them in Dekalb and did Samuel serve in Civil War with Bama unit??? From: Cecil Stout Clarksville, Tennessee - 13 Apr 1999


1860 Samuel and Mary (Fouts) Stout (Both b North Carolina) lived in Dekalb County. Along with their Children Zeno Stout b North Carolina already residing in 1850 became preacher, Lasaida (Henry) b North Carolina and children William, Mary, Martha, Sarah and Samuel all b Tennessee. Zeno married Lydia ?? and stays in Dekalb County, Samuel Jr Joins CSA 9th Alabama Cav (Malone) after war family moves to Giles County Tennessee by 1870 census (Sam Sr dead). My question is did Lil Mary or Martha get married in Dekalb County, did Sam Sr get buried there, are there any court records on estate settlements?? From: Cecil Stout Clarksville, Tennessee - 10 December 1999


Need any info on William F. Striplin, married Harriet ??, and sons George P. Striplen and James Kinyard Striplen. George was born 1866, James Kinyard was born 1878, both move to Arkansas before 1900. George married Lorinda ?, born 1874 in Missouri. James married Sabra Humphrey, born in Arkansas 1882. There was a William Striblin in Dekalb County on the 1860 census. Thanks From: Linda Kincheloe Abliene, Texas - 07 June 1999


I am looking for relatives of John Will and Ora Pauline Taylor b. 1909 d. 1995? I am interested in my kinfolks and heritage, if anyone is related to John Will Taylor, or his dad Thomas Monroe Taylor, son of William Oneal Taylor, son of John William Taylor, son of Thomas Taylor (I think) son of William T. Taylor, son of Jesse Taylor (I think). If you are familiar with anyone by these names contact me. John Will Taylor's wife was Ora Pauline Phillips Taylor, still living in Rainsville, Alabama. They had 12 children 6 girls and 6 boys - from oldest:
6 Girls:
6 Boys:
Ovalee Taylor (Bowen)
Verdis Percy Taylor
Genelle Taylor (Skinner)
Harlon Monroe Taylor
Zelta Cloe Taylor (Thomas)
William Phillip Taylor
Hayes Delene Taylor (Stephens)
Hulen Stephen Taylor
Helen Diann Taylor(Thomas)
Landral Urias Taylor
Rhonda Jo Taylor (Ritchie)
Johnny DeWayne Taylor
Contact me at: From: William Phillip Taylor Rainsville, Alabama - 13 Jan 1999


I am researching the Joel and Martha Thacker family who came to Dekalb about 1885 and had children, George, William N., Charles, John, Sarah, Mary, and Bud. There could be others that I don't know about. From: B Beem Melrose, Florida - 14 Jan 1999


I am interested in finding out any information on George Thomas b. 1855 d. 1944. He married Julie b. 1864 d, 1940. Both are buried in Dekalb County.They had several children, their daughter Rena Jane Thomas was my ggrandmother. She was b. 1883 d. 1963 and married William John Taylor. I am researching my mother side of the family. My ggrandmother Rena Jane Thomas was born in Dekalb County Alabama in 1883 and died in 1944. Her father was George Thomas b. 1855 d. 1944. Her mother was Julie Unk. b. 1864 d.1940. Any help would be appreciated. From: Shirley Thomas Chickamauga, Georgia - 17 Feb 1999


Am searching for descendants of Samuel Thomas (b. 1790 Virginia) and his wife Margarette (b.1794 Virginia) or his older brother Alexander Thomas (b.1782 Virginia) and his wife Mary (b.1804 North Carolina.) They arrived in Dekalb County shortly before 1840. Samuel moved to Jackson County around 1860. From: Hannah Wolbrueck Taylor, Texas - 04 September 1999


In 1830 Micajah Thurman and family were in the census in Carroll County Georgia. The next census 1840 -- I found as a widow in Dekalb Alabama. In 1850 census she was in Talladega, Alabama. I am trying to find out where and when Micajah died.. Jane Thurman lived the rest of her life in Talladega. Need to find info on Micajah.... From: Ina Abdalla Albuquerque, New Mexico - 20 July 1999


Between 1830 & 1840 my gg grandfather was in Dekalb County, Alabama. He must have died there, because I found his widow and children in the 1840 census... They moved to Talladega by the 1850 census. If anyone has access to land records or any other info, I would be grateful to find where I could write for documents . Thanks From: Ina Abdalla Albuquerque, New Mexico - 14 August 1999


Looking for information on James P Howard My G-Grandfather married Rachael Crumbley. Also Grandfather Lewis W. Vandyke married Rachael Howard in Dekalb County & lived in the Pine Grove area around the 1880s. From: Margaret Mulkey Trenton, Georgia - 08 Jan 1999


Family of (Jasper?) Venable wife unknown, Two sons Cornelius and Charlie Walter, one daughter Ola. Maybe more that I don't know about. They migrated from Dawson, Dekalb County, Alabama to Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Enoch Bartley Brown and Missouri Albertine Busby Brown, Father's name possibly Jim Brown. Love to have more on either of these families. Would also welcome suggestions on how to find information on them. From: Ed Venable Covington, Georgia - 18 July 1999


Looking for ancestors of John Thomas Wade that married Minnie Mae Jacoups in 1916; Father said to be John Thomas Wade, Sr. married Margaret Troxtel of Dekalb County. From: Carol Gasior Bridgeville, Deleware - 15 September 1999


Looking for Dekalb County children of William Daniel Walker who died in Dekalb County in July, 1841. From: Rosemary Fischer Corpus Christi, Texas - 27 Mar 1999


I am trying to locate my grandmothers family, she was born there in 1898, her name was Mary Etta Walker, any information on her family would be appreciated.I do not know exactly when they moved away from Dekalb County, but it had to be after 1899. From: Barbara J. LLoyd Quitman , Texas - 26 July 1999


Looking for Seaborn Jackson Welborn. His family was in the Dekalb County 1860 census. He died during the Civil War. I would love to find where he is buried. From: Jerry Beddingfield Greenville, Texas - 15 Feb 1999


Donnie West born August 25, 1929 probably somewhere in Virginia and moved at a young age to Dekalb County Alabama. From: Doris Cooper Flat Rock, Alabama - 23 July 1999


Does anyone have information on a Thomas Whited? He is entered land in 1854 & 1859-section 4, township 5 S, range 9 E. I am also interested in a Sophia Howell and how she relates to the Whiteds. From: Alfred Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 07 Jan 1999


I'm looking for any information on Martin Van Buren Whited, b. April 1860, d. March 1937 who married Margaret Emoline Smith and lived in Dekalb County in 1901. Their children were Vesta, Nancy, Ellen, Leonard, and Charles Alvin. From: Terri Parham Sacramento, California - 15 November 1999


Am looking for information on Elisha Thomas Whitmire and his father Elisha Murphee Whitmire and families. Elisha Thomas Whitmire lived in Dekalb County most of his life. Thanks. From: Helen Whitmire Garner Albertville, Alabama - 12 May 1999


Can someone help me with trying to locate a gravesite for John Howard WHITMIRE in the Henagar Cemetery please? Thank you, John From: John Turner Greenville, Texas - 26 May 1999


My g-grandfather was Daniel Emerson Wilkins - aka J. Dan Wilkins - Jasper Dan Wilkins, b 1884-1886, Habersham County, Georgia. He had another family after 1926. He lived in or around Dekalb County in 1952 and had a son named Douglas. I am looking for marriage, death record information, etc. For genealogy purposes only. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. From: Ricki Wilkins Fallbrook, California - 27 June 1999


Would appreciate any information on Thomas J. Wilkison, b: 12 Mar 1862 per Rising Star Texas grave records. Death certificate states he was b. in Dekalb Alabama and that his father was Napaleon B. Wilkison, and his mother may have been Elizabeth b:ca 1837 (Alabama). Family oral tradition is that Thomas J. was orphaned and raised by his grand parents, that he may have had an older sister, Isabel G. b:ca 1860. From: Robert M. Dunson, Jr. Spring, Texas - 18 November 1999


My dad and I are trying to find the grave of William Guinn Williams (my great great grandfather), born 1811 in Jackson County Alabama (Lim Rock), date of death unknown. His first wife Margaret E. Stevens, 1825-1856, bore six children Charles, Jesse, William, Joseph, Samuel, and John (?), all born in Dekalb County. After Margaret's death in 1856, William married Elizabeth Capshaw. After that, we know nothing of William. His son Samuel, my great grandfather, moved to Paris, Texas to become a US Marshall, later killed chasing the Dalton gang. William's father was Samuel Williams Jr., born 1788 in Greene County, Tennessee, moved to Jackson County Alabama 1810-1811, died 1859, buried in Dodson/Williams Family Cemetery in Lim Rock, Alabama. From: Jim Williams Colleyvilleq, Texas - 21 May 1999


Seeking information on parents of Dewitt Clinton Williams who died in Collinsville on 22 Jun 1913. He was married to Lucy "Rue" Hannah Vance who died in Collinsville on 1 Apr 1913. Dewitt and Lucy were both born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. From: Jerry Duval Carrollton, Texas - 01 August 1999


Am seeking info about Maston Green Willis, born Fort Payne in early 1840's. Married Mary Ellen Driskell (Driscoll). He served in Alabama cavalry during WBTS. Can find no info. Was 9th Alabama Cav. from Dekalb County? Any info will be helpful. Thank you. From: Cynthia Coan Clayton, Georgia - 22 Mar 1999


Green Francis Wilson died in Henagar, Dekalb County, Alabama in 1934. Surviving him were three children: Bannard, Raymond, and Nellie. His wife Emma had died in January 1933. Green Francis Wilson was my great uncle and I am trying to trace my Wilson ancestry through him. Would appreciate any help. From: William L. Wilson Winthrop, New York - 11 Jan 1999


Researching Jacob E. Woodall, wife, Fannie Lenora Keever. Woodall resided in Dog Town, Dekalb County, Alabama. Would like any tips on his father and mother, Thomas Jefferson (Tobe) Woodall 1832-1874 and wife Martha Jane Pender. Thank you, Brenda Woodall Davis From: Brenda Woodall Davis Cleveland, Tennessee - 16 December 1999


Seeking information on the FATHER of William J. Wooten (Wootten, Wootton) b. 1801 in South Carolina. Moved to Dekalb County, Alabama. Have information on descendants of William but not ancestry. He was married to Susannah (Grant). From: Dellaphine Wooten Tenney Punta Gorda, Florida - 15 Jan 1999


Looking for William Blevin Wright born 1858 Dekalb County. He married Della Briggs Coons 1885. His parents are William H Wright and Catherine Morrow. Any info would be appreciated. From: Elaine Christensen Evanston, Wyoming - 21 Feb 1999


Looking for information about my GG Grandmother Nancy S. Wright (maiden name was Bellah). I know she married Joseph Asbury Wright 3 Sep 1846 in Coweta, Georgia and died in Henagar. I have found no other information about her family. I have been looking since 1986 and have made a couple of trips to Henagar and corresponded with Estelle Wright of Henagar. So far I am still looking for any information on Nancy. Any help you offer will be appreciated. From: Dwain Saxon Patrick Air Force Base, California - 02 November 1999


James WRIGHT b 1783 Surry County North Carolina married Louisa Mourning WILLIAMSON b 1782. They had at least 12 children,they are: Brantley b 1803 North Carolina, George b 1804 South Carolina, Elizabeth b 1810 Tennessee, Bennett b 1810 Tennessee, William Holland b 1812 Tennessee, James A. C. b 1815 Tennessee, girl WRIGHT 1820, John A. C. b 1821 Alabama, Gilbert b 1823 Alabama, R. (male) b 1824 Alabama, Dyson b 1825 Alabama, Lydia b 1830 Alabama. I have found this family listed in Jackson, Madison and Dekalb Counties Alabama. Have some marriages and families. From: Marjorie Pace Portland, Oregon - 16 Mar 1999


I am looking for someone named Judy Yates (unsure of whom she married). She is from Tennessee but it is known that she and her husband moved to either Stone Mountain or Pisgah years ago. She is a teacher. I also know that they own or did own a chicken farm. Thanks to anyone who can help me. I am her niece. Contact me at my e-mail address anytime... From: Beverly Loudin Knoxville, Tennessee - 03 September 1999


I am interested in the history of Yorks Mill, Dekalb County. How and for whom was it named. Thank you. (About two miles, as crow flies, north of Ider.) From: Rebecca York Saint Maries, Idaho - 04 December 1999


Looking for info on parents of my ggrandfather, William Pink Young born 1847, Dekalb County, Alabama. Married Della Groves, June 22, 1881, Navarro County, Texas. They had eight children: Paul, Irvin, Reuben, Troy, John E., Mary, Pauline, Ruth. Any information would be appreciated. From: Linda Young Andrews San Diego, California - 09 May 1999


1850 Dekalb census page 370 B.M or R.M YOUNG, 37 born Tennessee, Cacsa A. 31 born Tennessee, John E. 8 born Alabama, Sarah 6 born Alabama, Ann 2 born Alabama. I am hoping that the John E. is John Edward Young born 17 Apr 1842 Alabama m Ann Elizabeth Connally born 1852 in Marshall County. John E. and Ann E. Connally married in Marshall County, Alabama 1869. Ann's younger brother, Thomas Jefferson Connally Jr. also married an Ann YOUNG in 1869 in Marshall County and I am wondering if it is John E.'s younger sister Ann Young age 2 on the Dekalb 1850 census. Any info appreciated. From: Sue Bumerts Fremont, California - 10 Apr 1999


I believe my great grandparents may have come from Dekalb County. William P. Young and Della Groves. They had eight children; John E., Paul, Irvin, Troy, Pauline, Mary, Ruth. My grandfather, John E. Young, born 4/27/1882, in Cosicana, Texas. If anyone recognizes these people, please e-mail. From: Linda Young Andrews San Diego, California - 16 Apr 1999


1850 Dekalb County, Alabama census Robert M. YOUNG w m age 37, born Tennessee, mechanic Cassa Ann HENDRY-YOUNG w f age 31 Married 30 Jul 1835 in Washington County, Tennessee Believed to have migrated from Washington County, Virginia children: John Edward YOUNG age 8 born Alabama, Sarah age 6 Alabama, William P. (believed to be William Pink) age 4 Alabama, Ann age 2 This family moved to Marshall County, Alabama and are found on the 1880 Marshall County, Alabama census, although Robert is no longer with them. John E. married Ann E. CONNALLY/Conley in 1869 in Marshall County. Cassa is 60 on the 1880 census and lives with John E. YOUNG family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. John E. is my great-grandfather. I have descendant information and ancestry on Connally/Feemster branch. From: Sue Bumerts Fremont, California - 22 Apr 1999


Samuel Young wife Nancy Adkins, sons born in Dekalb County, Alabama. James 2/21/1874, Morris 10/24/1877, John 5/1880, Jess 10/23/1884. Morris Adkins wife Pattie Lanier lived in Dekalb County. From: William J. Eggert Jasper, Tennessee - 13 Mar 1999

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