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Dekalb County Queries - 2000


In 1835 Isaac Cooper, born 1812 Wayne County, Kentucky moved to Lebanon, Dekalb County, Alabama. His wife is Narcissa Jane Richey born 1815, South Carolina. Isaac was in Jackson County in 1821. Believed to be in Marion County Tennessee prior to 1835. Isaac and Narcissa have several children: George Washington Cooper born 4 Feb 1836 Tennessee, Gerne Cooper (f) born 1838, James C. Cooper born 28 Mar 1840, Thomas Richard Cooper born 1842. Family moved to Newton County Arkansas by 1845. Property in Lebanon was purchased by Gaines Blevins. James Cooper of Wayne County, Kentucky believed to be father of Isaac. James married a Blevins in Wayne County circa 1815. Lucretia is found in 1850 census near George Washington Cooper's farm in Newton County Arkansas. Appears connections between several of the Cooper lines in Dekalb in 1840 census. From: Bill Cooper Lindsay, California - 20 February 2000


Looking for the burial place of John Daniel Crump and his wife Sarah Cornelious Crump. Some of their children are buried in Dekalb County but I can't find them. Any help would be appreciated. From: Lee Wright Odenville, Alabama - 26 February 2000


Searching for information on Hance Cunningham, may have been the first Sheriff of the county, he had a son Jesse James Cunningham who is believed to have married Mary C. Hurley about 1841 - 1843. They were in and around Dekalb from 1837 until about 1860, when they moved to Mississippi. I would greatly appreciate any information you may be able to give me, Thanks Ken. From: Ken Cunningham Hurricane, West Virginia - 19 April 2000


Lilburn Hendricks Davenport born 3 Oct. 1813 Washington County, Virginia died May 1860 Dekalb County, Alabama. He was a medical doctor and was unmarried. Where was he buried? Any other information would be helpful. Thank you. From: Mary Duncan Marion, Indiana - 15 February 2000


Looking for information on G.M. Davis, wife Sara L. & daughter Martha Genever. Buried at Wesley's Chapel Cemetery, in Blake community. From: Shirley Childress Lumberton, North Carolina - 01 February 2000


Searching for parents of Iverson Isaiah Davis and his wife Nancy Morgan Davis. Iverson (North Carolina) followed Nancy (South Carolina) to Dekalb County, Alabama in the 1830s. They were married January 12, 1841 and had 12 children. Any help in locating the names of their parents would be greatly appreciated. From: Bernard Davis Rome, Georgia - 04 January 2000


Searching for descendants of Dison Deaton early to mid 1850s in Dekalb County. Need parents of William Moore who married Elizabeth Deaton 1842 in Dekalb County, Alabama. From: Barbara Moore Bulverde, Texas - 29 January 2000


Samuel Denton married Fannie Bates in Dekalb County around 1880. I'm looking for details on Samuel Denton's family. Fannie's father was probably Benjamin Bates from Tennessee. Anyone with details on either family line, please write to me. Many thanks, From: Sherry Sheridan Cartersville, Georgia - 24 January 2000

Early Roads

Is anyone aware of any records or map availability that would reveal when roads were constructed in the mid to late 1800s? I am specifically interested in knowing when the Fort Payne to Sylvania road was constructed. It would be helpful to know if it was constructed before or after the Civil War. Any help appreciated. From: Alfred C. Ellis Auburn, Alabama - 12 April 2000


Would like any information on William Earp and Mary Sharrocks. They had a son Lorenzo Whitfield born June 1862 in Alabama. He died May 20, 1930 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Was buried in Fischer Cemetery, DeKalb County. From: Brian Morse Smithtown, New York - 03 April 2000


Looking for info on my grandparents Sudie Moore Foy 8-28-1877 to 3-2-1969 and W. G. Benard Foy 12-9-1876 to 8-23-1944. They had 11 children. My father Preston W. Foy was born in the Fort Payne area 1-31-l917. They were married 12-5-1897 in Cedartown, Georgia area. Thanks for any help. From: Lynn Foy Morgan Orange Park, Florida - 28 February 2000


I am looking for information on John H. and Martha Mathis Moore. Their children were Susan C. married William Benard Foy, Julia married Andrew Foy, Amelia married Jesse Foy all sons of Andrew Benard and Georgia A. Foy. In 1900 census DeKalb County Geney and Rena C. Richardson were listed as Georgia A. Foy's ggrandaughters. All the above were in the Walkers Chapel area. Any information on the above named and their descendants would be appreciated very much. My father was the son of Susan (Sudia) and Ben Foy. His name was Preston W. Foy. Thanks for your help. From: Lynn Foy Morgan Orange Park, Florida - 16 April 2000


I am currently in possession of some letters written by Lofton Fuller from Crossville to a Miss Sarah E. Horton of Fyffe and Grove Oak. I am hoping someone from either family will contact me so I can return these letters to the rightful owner. I bought them at a flea market. They are in great shape to be 73 years old. Evidently Mr. Lofton loved Miss Horton very much. Hope to hear from someone soon. From: Theresa Whisenant Huntsville, Alabama - 30 March 2000


Does any one have any information on a Lilly Garrett marrying a Joe Gaddis in Dekalb County around the 1900s. Early 1900s, or very late 1800s. From: Peggy Sue O'Shields-Gaddis Birmingham, Alabama - 05 January 2000


I have about three (3) Thomas Garretts. Does anyone have any and their middle names and dates? This is in the Dekalb County area. From: Peggy Sue O'Shields-Gaddis Birmingham, Alabama - 08 April 2000


Where could I locate the period of time that my daughter attended the Fort Payne Alabama city school? She is now 59 years old. Her name was Priscilla Gilreath. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. From: Emmett Demarcus Tupelo, Mississippi - 20 March 2000


Peter B. Gipson born in Dekalb County in 1845 and was a member of the Alabama-Tennessee Vidette Company. Married to Sarah Ann Peters. Attempting to trace their roots. Thank you. From: R. Scott Gipson Wessington, South Dakota - 27 April 2000


Looking for information on my grandfather Carl Lee Glover, born 04/15/1889 in Fort Payne; lived in Birmingham as adult; married Delia Ann Chamness of Saint Clair County Alabama sisters: Agnes, Rose; brother - one brother W. T.?? also half brothers niece Jewell. From: Sally Fulton Birmingham, Alabama - 14 January 2000


Looking for information on Benjamin F. "Ben" Goggans b. abt 1874 and Mary Ella Aldridge b. abt 1875 in Haralson County Georgia. They were married 24 December 1895 in Haralson County Georgia and lived in DeKalb County Alabama most of their married life. From: T. J. Aldridge Snellville, Georgia - 11 March 2000


Looking for information on Thomas Austin "Tom" Goggans b. 26 March 1884 Haralson County Georgia d. 15 Sept 1967 DeKalb County Alabama Buried Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery and Cora Mae Aldridge b. abt 1891 in Haralson County d. 14 Nov 1963. They were married 31 December 1905 in Haralson County. I would like information for the location (city/Town) of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in DeKalb County. They were married 31 December 1905 in Haralson County and lived in DeKalb County most of their married life. From: T. J. Aldridge Snellville, Georgia - 11 March 2000


I am the granddaughter of the late Frank Christophine Wheeler Goodwin, Sr. and the late Myrtle Louise Teague Goodwin from Dogtown. Would like more info on both families. Chris, as he was called, operated the Taxi Service in Fort Payne in the 1950s-60s. Louise, as she was called, was the daughter of Cora and Otis Teague. From: Shannon Goodwin Chickamauga, Georgia - 15 March 2000


John Thomas Haley got married on 9-13-1891 in Dekalb County. Has anyone ever heard of him. From: Joanne B. Haley Carbon Hill, Alabama - 17 January 2000


Looking for information on the Halls. It is said Alfred Hardy Hall enlisted in the CSA from Valley Head. James Madison Hall, his Father also served in the CSA, have been unable to find records in Georgia. Alfred Hardy Hall m. Martha Smith born 9 March 1847 Dekalb County ...any assistance appreciated. From: Tami-Jo Pons Haileyville, Oklahoma - 22 February 2000


York's Mill Dam in the Beulah area, can anyone tell me where this is? From: Tami-Jo Pons Haileyville, Oklahoma - 01 April 2000


I would like to know if there are books or listings for Dekalb County marriages and Dekalb County cemeteries available, for use, for sale, etc. Please contact me by email or post a response, need help! Please ! Thank you. From: Frances Cox Bangs, Texas - 29 February 2000


Any information on Samuel Mack Hall or Margarett E. Tidwell. They were married on 18 November 1855 Dekalb County, Lebanon Alabama by Rev W.B. Deason. From: Denny Hall Haleyville, Alabama - 06 February 2000


James York and Sarah Arlene Hammock are the parents of my Grandma Sarah Edna York. Any information about the Hammocks would be appreciated. My grandmother was born in Ider July 30 1891. From: James L Rushing Cottonwood, Arizona - 10 March 2000


Looking for James (Buck) and Mattie Hardin 1860s or 70s - children Will, Charlie, John, and Lena. From: Pat Hardin Tucker Gadsden, Alabama - 11 February 2000


I am trying to find information on my great grandmother, Mary Ann Harris. She died during childbirth in 1909 and I think she is buried in Liberty Hill cemetery. Somebody said that cemetery is in Adamsburg? I know of Ider, Hammondville, Valley Head, and Mentone but Adamsburg has me puzzled. From: Steven Stallings Savannah, Georgia - 31 January 2000


Looking for information about John C. Hatfield, Spencer Hatfield, or Henry Hatfield in Dekalb County Alabama. From: G. Spencer Hatfield Estill Springs, Tennessee -22 March 2000


Henderson R. Johnston (b 6 Feb 1808 in South Carolina) and Lurannah Teague Johnston may have been in Dekalb or Etowah County in the 1860 Census. Could anyone check or let me know if you have any information on them. I know some of Henderson's family were living in the area at this time. I also need to know his Mother Margaret's maiden name. Thanks From: Roberta C Quattlebaum Columbia, South Carolina - 14 March 2000


Looking for information on who I might contact for records of ggrandmother Ada Jones Chastein Roden, buried at Belcher's Chapel cemetery with her sister, Mary Jones Wallace, m Olyer Wallace. From: Louise Roebuck Cook Freeport, Illinois - 04 March 2000


Looking for Elizabeth Keaton born in Alabama before 1840. Met and married Harmon Frazier From Coffee County Tennessee during the Civil War. Think he may have been in Dekalb Alabama at one time. From: Doris Allen Nashville, Tennessee - 05 April 2000


Need help on Knott. Trying to find information on George William Knott, b.1895. He lived in Dekalb County after 1917. Can anyone help me? From: Susan Presley Boaz, Alabama - 10 January 2000


Need information on the Knotts buried in the Beaulah Cemetery in Fyffe. J.S. Knott-1852-1929 George W. Knott-1868-1939. Can anyone help me out? From: Susan Presley Boaz, Alabama - 16 March 2000


Does anyone have any information on a James W. Kuykendall who was in DeKalb County in 1928? This is my great-uncle and he posted a message in the Henagar newspaper in regarding his Mother's pension application. Otherwise he and his descendants are a mystery to the rest of the family and we would dearly love to find his family. Thanks, Carolyn Hope From: Carolyn Hope Auburn, Washington - 12 March 2000


Seeking any info regarding my Great Grandmother Rebecca Lax supposedly born in or near Fort Payne, Alabama in 1850-1. She married Sterling Poulter Hendren in 1865 and they lived near Langston. Rebecca's daughter, my Grams, Eliza Ann Sanders said some of the Lax family spelled their surname LACKS. Am also seeking any info on my Grandfather, Andrew Masten Sanders and his father Hardy Holman Sanders from around the same area. From: Anne Boone Bartlesville, Oklahoma - 05 March 2000


My father, John Herman Lee was born in Fort Payne, Alabama April 30, 1890. Are there any records that I might be able to access (or contact) in order to secure a copy of his birth, the name of his parents, etc. From: Katherine J. Crick Cleveland, Tennessee - 13 February 2000


I have heard this book mentioned several times. How can I get a copy of it? From: Tami-Jo Pons Haileyville, Oklahoma - 31 March 2000


I would like to know if anyone knows anything about William Russell Rice Lumpkin and Catherine Houston. Who were William's parents? I know that he was born in Georgia due to census reports. Also that William and Catherine married in Dekalb County Alabama on 7-12-1843 by Justice of the Peace William Withrow. The record I found was mutilated but had enough information to be able to be read although the spelling of Lumpkin was spelled Lumkin and Houston was Huston. Clue was Wm. R.R. If anyone knows of this couples' parentage please contact me. From: Sharon Staton Ashdown, Arkansas - 05 March 2000


Richard Nathaniel Lyons is my G Grandfather. He was born (I believe) 20 Apr 1845 in Dekalb County Alabama. He joined the union Army in 1863 in Lebanon Kentucky. His muster records gave me his date & place of birth. I am looking for his parents or any information on the name Lyons in Dekalb about 1840-1863 or sooner. Thanks. From: John Lyons Tucson, Arizona - 27 February 2000


Alexander Hamilton Mackey supposedly lived and died in Collinsville, Alabama. Does anyone have any information on this man, or his brother John who left there and went on to Texas in 1870? From: Rosalyn Alsobrook Gilmer, Texas - 18 April 2000


Hoping to correspond with others who are researching Mahaffey ancestors (or any related spellings). My ancestors lived in Dekalb County Alabama, from about 1835 until about 1900 in the Head Spring area. Other Mahaffeys lived in the surrounding area that I do not know much about. However, Mahaffey is such an uncommon name that I feel sure they are all related somehow. Allied families, of which I am currently sure, are Stewart, Crabtree, Crownover, Painter, and Hartline. I have documented my sources and am willing to share. From: Judy Mahaffey Hamrick Hendersonville, Tennessee - 19 February 2000


Searching for descendants of my g-grandfather Riley H. McClellan and Vinia Chastain. They had one daughter Mary Scott. Resided near Fort Payne in the late 1800s. From: Leonard Williams Waterloo, Iowa - 11 March 2000


I am looking for information on Reverend James McCloud, founding pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Jackson County, Alabama. James was born 1854, died 1922. From: Cindy Webb Woodleaf, North Carolina - 25 April 2000


I'm looking for information on my g-granddad Thomas Richard Morgan, who married Juda Lumpkin. He was born March 8, 1845. Died April 23, 1906. He is buried at Wesley's Chapel Cemetery, near Blake Community. From: Shirley Childress Lumberton, North Carolina - 02 February 2000


Please help me find out if Herman Melvin Munn is deceased. His date of birth is 02-14-1910. I last heard from him in 1997. He lived at Fyffe. The only address I have is Fyffe Rt 1, Fyffe, Alabama. Please help me locate him. From: Sammy Roberts Gadsden, Alabama - 24 February 2000


I would like information on Sam or Samuel Murphy. I believe he died in Dekalb County. I would like to know his date of death and any kin. From: Chad Murphy Artion, Alabama - 25 March 2000


Randolph Newman and wife Elizabeth listed on 1850 Dekalb County census with children: Simpson, Mary A. C., John, Lavinia, Randolph, Martha, and Martin. Does anyone know anything about this family, please? From: Betty Cheatham, North Carolina - 13 January 2000


I am looking for anyone who can help me find out about William Doctor O'Shields, son of Jim or James O'Shields and Lular Clayton? They are from Dekalb County, Alabama. William was born in 1899. He had a brother named Fred and two sisters named Agnes and Ine. Any information can be sent to or From: Gayle Morgan [This return address currently incorrect.] Pass Christian, Mississippi - 11 January 2000


Looking for anyone with information about Luther Cleveland O'Sheilds who married Delphia May Waldrip. Her father was Jim Jolly Waldrip who married Mary Ann Ramsey. His father was Cleveland O'Shields who married Mary Ann Roberson. I am also looking for any information for Tyrus Demoval Parker who married Mary Katherine Scaggs. His fathers name was Harry Parker who married Dema Anne Elizabeth Jones. Dema's mother's name was Mary ? Jones and she was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Harry's sister was "Matt" ? Parker who married Alfred Collins. From: Heather Young Panama City, Florida - 15 March 2000


All from Section or Sand Mountain area, would like any input possible. Thanks, From: Jane Carroll Decatur, Texas - 09 March 2000


Looking for any information on John F. Shankle(s) born around 1858-60. Father was William Perry Shankle had two brothers and one sister all born in Dekalb County. Please Help. From: Lesa Shankle Horney Tahlequah, Oklahoma - 15 April 2000


Would like to contact descendants of the J.M. Shrader Family who were living in Ider in the 1907 time period. From: Tami-Jo Pons Haileyville, Oklahoma - 31 March 2000


Does anyone out there have a connection to the James Simpson family that lived in Ider, Alabama in 1887? My Great Grandmother Laura Ann Simpson was born there but I cannot find any information on her parents James Simpson married to Lizzie (Creasman) Simpson. They moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. I remember her visiting a cousin on Sand Mountain. Thanks for any help. From: Louise Simpson Chattanooga, Tennessee - 21 February 2000


I'm looking for the correct birthdate and place for Benjamin Franklin Sims who I think was born or came to Dekalb County at a very young age with his father (no name yet). He eventually lived in Marshall County and married a Fannie Frances Shipp. He was involved in the Methodist Church and I know he had several children one of whom was Jay Sims. I have a few writings by him, but I haven't the name of the newspaper with me. I'm estimating roughly early 1900s or late 1800s for his birth. He is my husband's great-grandfather. My husband is in his mid 40s. Thank you. From: Rebecca Sims Mildenhall, England - 17 March 2000


I am looking for any information concerning the Stallings family. My ggrandfather was James Stallings and suppose to be buried in Deerhead Cove Cemetery. My grandfather was Steve Stallings and went to the Ider school when he was a boy. From: Steven Stallings Savannah, Georgia - 27 January 2000


I am searching for ancestors of Enoch Story (b.1845) who was the son of John (b.1821) and Lavania Southerland Story (b.1820). Enoch had a brother, Robert M., and 4 sisters, Martha J., Elizabeth E., Harriet C., and Sarah Cynthia. Enoch married (1) Sarah Veach and (2)Davis. I will share information. Family stories say that Enoch and brother Robert may have jointly farmed land near the Jackson/Dekalb county line. From: Cynthia G. Robbins Section, Alabama - 09 February 2000


Looking for Tate Cousins! Hood Tate born 1804 in Virginia m Elizabeth had William 1826, Martha 1828, Sylvester 1832 in Virginia. In Dekalb County, Alabama - twins Telitha & Justin 1833, Nell 1838, John Douglas 1840, Elizabeth Jane 1843. In Barry County, Missouri - Pheobe 1845, James J 1846, Lewis Martin 1849 and Eliot/Elight/Elote. Hood's father maybe Robert Hood Tate that m Sussanah. Have Hood's information and will exchange. From: Darla Gaede Marbut Cassville, Missouri - 28 January 2000


S.A.H. Myrick married Liza Jane Thomas 26 Aug 1881 in Dade County, Georgia and then moved to Dekalb County where a child named Clementine T. Myrick was born in 1882. Would like to talk to anyone with ties to this family. Do not know what S.A.H. stands for. Was there a town like Sand Mountain or Sand Rock in Dekalb County? A son Samuel was born in 1889 to this couple. From: Waneta Batten Cassopolis, Michigan - 06 January 2000


Interested in the above mentioned Dekalb County surnames, which date back to the time of the Cherokee removal with the Brandon lines, and very soon afterward with the others. From: Kathy Tindle Las Vegas, Nevada - 28 February 2000


My gr-gr-grandparents were William Warren Walton (b.1850 in Mississippi) and Penelope G. Estes (b.1852 in Alabama). Her mother Mary and brother Richard L were listed in 1880 Mississippi census with them. Children of William and Penelope were Mary Ellen (my line), William E, Sam P, Abbie (I think marr. Hamic), Charlie, and George. At some point they moved to Eulogy, Texas and then back to DeKalb County, Alabama. Any connection? From: Artie Morgan Southside, Alabama - 10 April 2000


Specifically Mentone - Little River Church area James Marshel Weathers was said to be a preacher there and him and wife buried there (Mattie Weathers) and niece Ida l874-l895 time frame. From: Bonnie Elliott Birmingham, Alabama - 19 January 2000


I am interested in information relating to the surnames listed. I am trying to find the ancestors of James A. Wright who married Elizabeth Culbert (nee Armstrong) in 1864. There is a James A Wright listed in the family of James and Mourning Wright in the 1860 Dekalb County Census. He and Elizabeth are buried in the Mount Moriah cemetery in Marshall County. Am also interested in the ancestors of George H Kirtland (the Kirtlands and Kirklands may be interchangeable). There is a Delilia Kirkland with a son, George H. in the Marshall County census for 1850 and a Delilia Kirkland in the Dekalb County 1860 census. George H. married Frances Jones and they are both buried at Piney Grove Baptist Church cemetery which is close to Grove Oak in Dekalb County. Am also trying to locate ancestors of Jacob Beverly Brown who married a Carrie Jordan and lived in Albertville. His father (name unknown) may have lived in Dekalb County at one time. From: Dale Holter Guntersville, Alabama - 05 March 2000


My grandmother was Sarah Edna York. DOB July 31 1890 in Ider. Mother was postmistress. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. From: James L. Rushing Cottonwood, Arizona - 12 January 2000


Robert M. Young married Cassey Anne Hendry in Washington County, Tennessee 1835 and the family moved to Dekalb County, Alabama and are on the 1850 Dekalb County Census with children: John E. 8 (my g-grandfather),Sarah 6, William P. 4 and Anna 2. The family moved on to Marshall County, Alabama where John Edward Young married Ann Elizabeth Connally in 1869 after serving with Col. Russell's 4th Alabama Cavalry. John E. and Ann E Connally-Young had 2 children in Marshall County, Alabama. Lula and Gordon and are on the 1880 Marshall County Census. Cassey Young lived with John E, Ann E Young and the children. In 1882 the family migrated to Central Texas and settled in Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas and are found on the 1900 Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas Census with Lula, Gordon, Emma, Annie, Pinkie (my grandmother) and John E. Jr. They were farmers. John, Ann and Pinkie are all buried in Alvarado. I am looking for descendants of this Young/Connally family to share information and family history. From: Sue Jane Barker-Bumerts Camden, New Jersey - 10 February 2000

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