Franklin County Queries
  Jan-Jun 1998

Hazel Handley Sat, 3 Jan 1998 21:38:50
According to an uncle, my g-grandfather, John Wesley Allen, Sr., is buried at Newberg. I should like a list of the cemeteries in and or near Newberg, including Waco as I'm sure some of the Allens are buried there. If this request is beyond your responsibilities, I will understand because it could become a big project.
Hazel (Allen) Handley

Joan Richardson  Sat, 03 Jan 1998 13:28:09
BOLLIN, Thomas.  The 1850 Franklin County Census shows Thomas Bollin, age 35 (parents both born SC), wife Mary, age 34, William, age 12, Sara, age 11, Robert, age 7, John age 5, Martha age 1.  All Children born in AL.  The nameBOLAN is spelled several different ways in my family tree.  It is also Bowlin, Bolen, Bowlan, etc.  I have much info on this family to share.

Glenn A. Hurst Wed, 7 Jan 1998 21:56:57
 Do you have any information on the name Hurst in Franklin County AL?  My great grandfather's name is Francis Hurst.  I would appreciate any information you could provide.

Dan L. Gray Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:04:06
Looking for surnameGRAY.  My gggrandfather Joseph L. GRAY (b. 1843/44) served in the 7th AL cavalry, Company G.  Birthplace unknown, though thought to be Tennessee.  He settled in Tishomingo county, MS after the war and married Sara A.PHILLIPS.  Stayed there until the turn of the century when he moved to Texas and died there.  Am primarily searching for info about his father, first name possibly Hugh b. approx. 1825.  All other information unknown.  Thanks

Cay Devin Mon, 12 Jan 1998 16:30:26
Looking for information on Mary Carlin Bond (b. circa 1820/1832 ?) in your file. She first married T.R. Johnson and had a dau named Naomi.  Then she married Mathew Powell and had a dau named Lydia Frances "Fanny" Powell (23 Jul 1854 to 25 May 1910).  Lydia married Peter Calvin Patterson.  They lived in Franklin Co AL.  Between Naomi and Lydia, Mary had 30 grandchildren.  I would love to exchange information with someone else researching this family.

Kim Savage Cantrell
P.O. Box 156
Kennedy, AL 35574
Looking for any info on Martha E. Barnett who married Ashley Young Aldridge and lived in the Marion/Franklin Co. areas.  Ashley Young Aldridge is buried at Sullens Cemetery in Hamilton, AL.  Martha is buried in Kennedy, AL.  Would like to know her parents or siblings.  Time frame:  Middle to late 1800's.

nadyne lynn Sat, 17 Jan 1998 22:05:30
NadyneFAULKENBERRY Lynn is interested in family ofJAMES FAULKENBERRY born c. 1800.  James was ennumerated in Franklin County, Alabama in the 1840 and 1860 censuses.  He was listed in Tishomingo County, Mississippi
census in 1850. JAMES FAULKENBERRY marriedSARAH McKNIGHT in Lawrence County, Alabama 1 Dec. 1838.  James had two to four wives and perhaps as many as twenty-one children.  The youngest of James' children wasCHARLIE ROBERT FAULKENBERRY born 6 Jan. 1861 in Franklin County, Alabama.  He was living in Kaufman County, Texas, in 1880 with an older brother,JAMES MARCUS FAULKENBERY and nephew and niece,JAMES TRUETT andSARAH TRUETT.

john c ottinger Sat, 24 Jan 1998 01:45:11
SearchingBLASINGIM, BRANSCOME, DENTON in Franklin and Colbert Counties.  Edwin DENTON and wife Catherine BLASINGIM moved to Franklin Co poss in the 1830s; Ed appears in 1840 census, seven lines away from George W. BRANSCOME, who is believed to have married his daughter Sarah(abt 1822-abt 1895). Harvey BLASINGIM next  to Ed in census. Ed, Catherine and Harvey  all gone by 1850. Seek will for Ed, or other proof he had daughter Sarah. Other DENTON children Thomas franklin b 1812 m MaryELLIS; James Edward b 1815 m NancyPATTON; William Mitchell b 1822 m Nancy AnnMALONE. Grateful for any help. Thanks.

Sharon Peel Mon, 26 Jan 1998 14:25:21
Searching for Sarah and ReubenPEEL (PEAL, PEELE) who came to Franklin Co, AL from NC.  They died in Franklin Co, AL in the early-to-mid 1850's, and are buried there somewhere.  I would appreciate any information on this family, or any Peel families in this area.  Thank you!

J. Parsons Mon, 26 Jan 1998 13:31:09
LAURA PATTERSON abt 1839-1919 wife of Halcotte P.CARLOSS.  Colbert, Franklin & Limestone counties, I think.  Would appreciate any information.  Thank you in advance.  J. Parsons

Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn Fri, 30 Jan 1998 14:55:50
I am searching for information on family ofSAMUEL DAVIS RANDLE, born 1823 in Madison County, Alabama, son ofBENJAMIN FRANKLIN RANDLE andMARTHA H. DAVISSAMUEL DAVIS marriedMATILDA JANE SHEPARD 28 December 1853 in Lauderdale County, Alabama.  They had three children.  I am seeking data on siblings and parents ofSAMUEL DAVIS RANDLE.  Thanks! Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn, 7311 Cat Creek Lane, Amarillo, TX 79108.

Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn Fri, 30 Jan 1998 15:02:05
I am seeking information ofJAMES FAULKENBERRY (alsoFORTENBERRY) born ca. 1800.  James married one to four times and had about twenty-one children.  One of James' wives was SARAH McKNIGHT, one was Mary, and another may have been Sarah.  James lived near Chickasaw, Franklin County, Alabama and Tishomingo County, Mississippi. I need data on the children, wives, and parents of James.  Thanks!  Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn, 7311 Cat Creek Lane, Amarillo, TX 79108.

Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn Fri, 30 Jan 1998 15:08:28
I am seeking information on the family ofTHOMAS SHEPARD/SHEPHERD born 1802 in Georgia.  He marriedPERMELIA GOLIGHTLY (born 1809 in South Carolina) about 1833 in (perhaps)Giles County, Tennessee.  They had thirteen children. Their daughter,MATILDA SHEPARD married S.D. RANDLE in 1853 in Lauderdaale County, Alabama. Need information on children, siblings, parents! Thanks!  Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn, 7311 Cat Creek Lane, Amarillo, TX 79108.

Joe Bradford  Fri, 30 Jan 1998 23:32:12
I am looking for any information on Robert SmithGOODWIN, b. 10 Aug 1847 in Colbert Co. Married Sara Carolina DENTON on 14 Nov 1889. Sara was born on 4 Jan 1855 in Franklin Co. Sara's father was James Denton and her mother was Nancy MALONE. I believe Robert Smith Goodwin's father was Robert GOODWIN Sr. and his mother was SarahHILL, married abt 1839 in Bibb Co. AL. Any information, even if bad news, would be helpful.  Thanks. Joe Bradford  Justin, Texas

Joe Bradford Fri, 30 Jan 1998 23:36:12
Looking for information on John HenryASKEW, born Feb 1863 in Franklin.  Married Dirinda L.MILLER and moved to Texas. Believe his father was also John ASKEW and his mother's name wasFELICIA. Any information would be helpful..  Thanks so much.  Joe Bradford  Justin, Texas

Patsy King Sat, 7 Feb 1998 17:43:27
I am searchingPETER KING who lived in Franklin County from about 1830 to 1840. He was born in Tennesse about 1805. He marriedPATIENCE HUGHESPETER'S brothers includedSAMUEL M., ISAAC,WILLIAM ALPHOUS, AND HUGH BARKER KING. Any information on this family would be greeatly appreciated.
Patsy C. King

Fay Bruton Sat, 7 Feb 1998 22:11:34
I am looking for William S. LIGON  b. ca. 1800-01 and may have lived in Franklin Co AL 1837 - 1850.  He was listed in Greene Co. AL in 1850 Census and in AR Census 1860 and 1870.  Thanks for your help.

Jim & Mary Pat Young Tue, 10 Feb 1998 00:15:07
I'm searching for information on the spouse, descendants, and ancestors of Rev. David McCLUNG who lived in Franklin and Colbert Counties, in Alabama near the Mississippi state line.  He was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and had five children:
1. William Stuart McCLUNG, m. SallieMAULDIN; moved to TX.
2. Mary Elizabeth McCLUNG, b. 1847, m. James ArthurHORTON; moved to TX between 1875-1880.
3. Andrew McCLUNG
4. Hiram McCutcheon McCLUNG, m. AnnieSWINDOLL.
5. Chislam Jasper  McCLUNG, died at age 30.
Any lead is better than no lead; therefore any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Jim Young  RR 3 box 329-A, McAlester, OK 74501

Neysa Wed, 11 Feb 1998 17:23:02
Looking for info/descendants of Isaac and Nancy Brock.  Ch. Reuben Harrison, John T., Isaac N., Joshua, Elizabeth, Margaret, Rebecca and married daughter Martha Miller, wife of Wm. H. Miller.  Living Franklin Co. 1860 census.

Rob & Heather Williams Thu, 12 Feb 1998 01:30:11
I am looking for any information about JosephineGREENHILL, who lived in Franklin County, AL in 1872.  She married RolandHESTER and had a daughter Annie HESTER born in Franklin County on 29 Feb 1872.  Any information on the GREENHILLs of Franklin County would be appreciated.  My email address is: If that no longer works, please phone me at (541) 476-6960 Thanks! Robert Williams Jr.

Lela Mon, 16 Feb 1998 22:20:23 EST
I am hoping that someone familiar with the county can help me.  I need information on tombstones located at Liberty Hill Cemetery.  Their names are Joe and Alca (Alzie) Honeycutt.
If there is no cemetery book for the county, I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to get to the cemetery.
Thanks so much,
Rob & Heather Williams Mon, 16 Feb 1998 21:33:38
HESTER family documents (bible, wills, deeds, histories) relating to William "Buck" HESTER and his wife AmyMALONE and their descendants can be had by phoning (541) 476-6960 or emailing:

Russell Ballard Sun, 1 Mar 1998 14:26:53
I am seeking information on this branch of the Ballard family.
1. CHARLIE C. BALLARD was born Abt. 1865, and died 1941 in Red Bay,Alabama.  He marriedMAHALIA C. CARTER.
      i.HOSEA EDGAR2 BALLARD, b. 12 April 1899, Alabama; d. June 1967, Bessemer, Alabama.
     ii.TOM BALLARD.
    iv.AUSTIN BALLARD, b. 01 January 1881; d. 24 February 1901, Red Bay, Alabama.
     v.OSCAR PHILIPS BALLARD, b. Abt. 1884; d. 15 March 1915, Red Bay, Alabama.
     vi.BEADIE BALLARD, b. 29 January 1889; d. 29 October 1925.

John Radford Thu, 5 Mar 1998 10:59:33
I am looking for information on my grandfather and grandmother and her family.  My grandmother Nancy Viola MILLER lived with her family in Franklin Co. before her marriage to my grandfather JohnRADFORD (approx. marriage date 1905.)  I would like to know if there is a marriage license for them in Franklin Co.  Also, if there is any death information on her parents in Franklin Co. records.  Her parents, my gr grandparents were; John W.MILLER and Mary M.  I don't know where John and Mary died, but it's possible that they died in Franklin Co., so if anyone has access to cemetery lists I would appreciate help.  Nancy had two siblings that I know of.  They were;   a brother Charles B. MILLER and a sister Gold MILLER.

Lin Van Buren Sun, 08 Mar 1998 12:35:15
GIBBS andSAUNDERS. Seek any info about Revolutionary War pensioner Shadrach GIBBS who was born in 1760 in Halifax Co VA and died  14 Feb 1837 in Franklin Co AL, and about his daughter Susannah GIBBS who was born in VA and married Aaron SAUNDERS; this couple also resided in Franklin Co AL in the 1830s. All assistance greatly appreciated, and I am happy to share. Lin Van Buren, Saint Leonard's on Sea, England <>

Linda Williams Mon, 09 Mar 1998 11:24:00
I am seeking any information for William A. MASTERS, born ca1835 in AL. He md Molly (or Polly) THOMAS prior to 1860. Molly THOMAS was born ca1840 in AL. They were in Franklin Co, AL on the 1860 census. Two of their children were William A. MASTERS, Jr., b Mar 25, 1862 AL; and Robert Lee MASTERS, b July 16, 1866 AL. Any help on the MASTERS or THOMAS family will be appreciated. Will share info.

Anita Sue Clark-Martin Thu, 12 Mar 1998 21:27:28
I would love to hear from anyone researching theCLARK's of Franklin, Colbert, Lawrence Counties in AL or Tishomingo, Itawamba Counties, MS. Check out my web page at for more CLARK's I am interested in.

Toni Riter Fri, 20 Mar 1998 08:23:51
seeking info on aJOAN OR JO ANN WATTS,b 16 MAY 1885, father wasWILLIAM A. WATTS,mother wasMARY CRABTREE... any info would be helpful..thanks toni riter

Dawn Taylor Sun, 22 Mar 1998 12:49:52
I am researching theBRASSELL line that made their home in and around Vina, AL. I know there is a Brassell cemetary near Vina and would appreciate any info on it or on the family. My great-grandfather was Wiley Price Brassell and he had at least one brother who was named Henry. I would like to know their parents names and any other info available. All replies will be appreciated. Dawn Taylor

John M. Jordan Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:10:58
I am interested in the ancestors, descendants and relatives of James MonroeJORDAN and his wife, Sarah C.GOBER, my gg-grandparents. James was born in Paulding Co., GA, on 26 August 1844 and died at Pleasant Site, Franklin Co., at the home of his daughter, StellaWINCHESTER, on 15 July 1912. Sarah was born on 25 July 1842 and died at Maud, Franklin Co., on 1 September 1895. James and Sarah were married in 1861. The couple had twelve children, all of which were born in Franklin Co. and nine of which survived into adulthood. James served in Company L of the 4th Alabama Cavalry, CSA, during the Civil War. He later served three terms as county tax assessor in the 1870s and six years as county probate judge, from 1886 to 1893. Any information would be greatly appreciated, and I am more than willing to share what I have.
John M. Jordan
1409 20th Street
Vienna, WV 26105

Roy Juch Tue, 31 Mar 1998 09:07:28
William Duncan b. 1792 VA or NC & wife Rachael Unknown. Their two oldest children were born in Franklin Co:
Littleton Lytle Duncan b. abt 1820 & Thomas Jefferson Duncan b. 9 Apr 1822 (believed to be Franklin Co

Mark Britton Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:32:24
I'm searching for information on the William Britton family that settled in Franklin County about 1820. Also, searching for information on the families of Philip Gates and Robert Taylor Ezzell.

Ron Bullock Wed, 1 Apr 1998 19:39:35
BELL - The Samuel BELL family of 1820 Franklin Co., AL, is being researched. Any information on BELL families in Franklin Co. would be greatly appreciated, Ron Bullock (

Judy Grammer Thu, 2 Apr 1998 06:49:42
These are names that I would like to have some information onSAINT -- HALL -- VANDIVER -- GREEN -- JACKSON -- McCLELLON --BECK Please reply.

Doris Pyle Haynes Sun, 05 Apr 1998 19:39:23
I'm looking for information on the following families: ArchibaldNORRIS, WilliamPEEL, and ThomasMOSS these families were on the 1840 census in Franklin County and were in Tishomingo County, Miss. by the 1850 census.
All the above were listed as living in Russellville Township on the census. All these families were intermarried. Would also like any information on Daniel PEEL, brother of William.

Debbie Hargett Wed, 08 Apr 1998 14:23:26
I am researching the Hargett Family in Franklin. Would be willing to exchange information.

William Mims Sun, 12 Apr 1998 11:21:33
MIMS: Looking for information on the MIMS family of Red Bay or surrounding area. George W. Mims born 1876 probably in Franklin Co., AL. Died 1946 in Carroll Co., MS. Father was William (middle initial probably J.) Mims. This family moved from Red Bay through the MS counties of Chickasaw, where William's first wife is buried (in Okolona), through Webster Co., finally settling in the Valley Hill community of Carroll Co., MS. Other names in family include Robert Mims, E. L. (called Lige), Loyd Luther.

Helen Anderson Tue, 14 Apr 1998 18:14:42
I am looking for information onAGNES JEWELL from Alabama, who marriedJOHN B. ACKER in Lawrence county, Mississippi and then moved to Cherokee county, Texas. The 1860 census shows anAGNESS JEWELL in Franklin county, Alabama. MyAGNES JEWELL was born in 1844. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Helen Anderson

Shelby Lupi Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:00:43
I am looking for any info on my greatgrandfather Joe Cromeans born 1843 died 1900 buried at HallTown cem. out side of Red Bay off county hwy 25. He was married to Lovie Cromeans 1869. His name could have been Joves. I have some information stating his father was John Cromeans his mother's name was Oma. I have hit a road block on him, any help would be appreciated. shelby lupi

Barry C Sutton Thu, 16 Apr 1998 16:34:44
I am looking for info about a Richard Benton Harris. R.B. Harris as he was sometimes know as was the son of Henry Claiborne Harris and Jane Beersheba Friday.Principly he was from Marion County, but his daughter told me that he taught school in the Hodges area, and that later he either owned or operated a store in Hodges.
The time period is a little fuzzy to me. All I have to go on is his two marriage dates. His first marriage took place in 1906 to Maude Ford. I know that he was teaching school during this time, and perhaps even before. At some point he also quit teaching for a more lucrative trade of making and selling whiskey. He served some time in a prison in Altlanta according to his daughter, my grandmother.
R.B. Harris and Maude Ford had two children after 1906, Janice & Dick, and some time before 1926 Maude died during the birth of their third child, as did the child.
In 1926, R.B. Harris married a second time to Minnie Ree Avery, and as far as I know, he lived in the Hamilton area of Marion County.
I was wondering if anyone connected with Franklin County might know where to get school record for the 1890's to 1920's which might list R.B.HARRIS as a teacher and where. Perhaps someone might even have a class or school picture with him in it?
Also would there be anyway to find out what store in Hodges he may have owned or worked at?
Barry Sutton, P.O.B. 469 Honea Path, South Carolina 29654 (formerly Hamilton, AL) or (864)369-2554

Joan Buchanan West Fri, 17 Apr 1998 20:23:47
Do you have any information on John Robinson and Mary Sanford Robinson? They are my great-grandfather and great-grandmother. They came to Russellville from Cedartown, Polk County, GA (I do not know what year) but my grandmother Mary Virginia Belle Zora Ellen Catherine Robinson (I give her full name because some people called the different names, I always knew her as Belle Zora. She was born in 1865 in Russellville. She had a brother named George Allen Robinson who had a son Tom Robinson who was hanged for murdering his wife and her mother. He wrote a book about it called "Tom Robinson's Last Days" (a very sad book but enlightening). There was a sister Annie (sister of George and Belle Zora) and others. I know that Annie married a McNatt and moved to Tishomingo, MS. My grandfather and grandmother Buchanan (Belle Zora Robinson) were married in 1888 in Tishomingo. I do not know what happened to John and Mary Robinson. Have no information on their ancestors. Thank you for any information you might give me.

Richard H. Cooke Sun, 19 Apr 1998 18:46:54
MITCHELL/TOMPKINS families of Franklin County. Trying to trace the MITCHELL line prior to James D. MITCHELL 1824-1891. Information on the origin of any of these families would be appreciated. I'm a direct descendant of James D (Donoho) MITCHELL., Richard H. Cooke

Jim Young Mon, 20 Apr 1998 21:35:41
I'm researching the descendants and ancestors of James Arthur (Archie)HORTON, born 1847 in TN. James Arthur (Archie) HORTON has only been found in the 1880 Hill Co., TX census which indicated his father was born in MS and his mother born in TN. In about 1867, James A. HORTON married Mary Elizabeth McCLUNG (born 1848 in MS) in Pleasant Site, Franklin Co., AL. His children are: James "Barnie"; Catherine "Katy"; Oscar; and Cora May. Since one of his sons was known as James "Barnie" HORTON, could he possible be descended from the Barnabas HORTON line? Jim Young, RR 3 Box 329-A, McAlester, OK 74501.

Clyde E. Gotcher Fri, 24 Apr 1998 15:02:02
GOTCHER-GOACHER-GOATCHER ; Looking for any information on Gotcher's in Franklin and Lawrence Co.'s in particular decendants or information concerning James D. Gotcher and Wife Jemima (Maiden Name?) Lived in Franklin Co. in the Crooked Oak area. Children: Henry, James, Martha, Mary, William, Emily and Rachel--maybe more. Henry m:Almirinda (?) Jemima C. m; James Allen Kimbrough Marth m: Charles Whitlock, James m: Sarah Whitlock (?) Any Info welcome and will share what I have. Clyde Gotcher

Sandy Stewart Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:00:04
I'm looking for any info on the Guy family that lived in Franklin Co. in 1860. Sandy Stewart

Neysa Fri, 8 May 1998 21:57:21
I am trying to locate information about Brock Cemetary in Franklin Co. Is there an index to this cemetary, anywhere to obtain info about burials there?

Jim Lantrip Sat, 9 May 1998 16:52:50
BOTTOMS, ARNOLD: Searching for Information on Nelson Bottoms and Wife Sally Arnold. Their son William Fletcher Bottoms states he was born in Franklin Co. Alabama in 1835. Information on any Bottoms persons would be appreciated. Jim Lantrip

Rob Williams Tue, 12 May 1998 10:26:02
I am seeking any information on LentHALL, born about 1816 in Tennessee. He married a woman named Catherine, and had the following children born in Franklin County, Alabama. Most of these children finally ended up in Texas we believe:
1. Cintha A., born 1844
2. Elizabeth, born 1848
3. Oller (female), born 1850
4. Josiah, born 1854
5. Martha, born 1857
6. Renfries (male), born 1858
7. Amos, born 1860
8. Rubin Newt, born 2 Dec 1862
9. Andrew N., born 1866
If any of these people look familiar, would you kindly let me know so we can exchange information?

Joan Buchanan WestTue, 12 May 1998 20:50:20
Can someone please tell me where the "McRight Cemetery" is located? I have relatives buried there. I am researching my paternal grandmother, Belle Zora Robinson daughter of John Robinson and Mary Ann Sanford. I know my grandmother was born in Russellville in 1865. She married my grandfather Robert Washington Buchanan in Tishomingo County, MS in 1888. I am searching for information on her father and mother. When they went to Russellville? From where? When did they go to Tishomingo and why? Tom Robinson is buried in McRight Cemetery and that is why I would like to know where it is. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I am getting nowhere. My grandmother's full name was Mary Virginia Belle Zora Catherine Ellen Robinson. Some people called her Mary when she was growing up. Her nieces and nephews called her Aunt Mary. I always heard her referred to as Belle Zora.

Scott Williams Wed, 13 May 1998 07:52:42
I am in need of names, Civil War stories, genealogical information, photos of the Franklin County area men that served in Companies E and L of the 4th Alabama Cavalry CSA. Please visit my website to see if one of your relatives or ancestors is listed or if you have something to share. Thanks, Scott Williams Companies E and L 4th "Roddeys" Alabama Cavalry, CSA

Beth Davies Wed, 13 May 1998 21:32:36
I'm seeking the names of the husbands of Lydia Norman, daughter of John Norman/Nancy Elizabeth Colquitt. Lydia married prior to 1850____ Elliott and had at least one son, William. In 1850 she is living with her father, listed as Lydia Elliott. Prior to 1855 she married ____Armstrong and had three known children: Francis Hulda Armstrong, George Marion Armstrong, and Isaac A. Armstrong. The family moved to Mississippi and by 1870 she is living with her Elliott and Armstrong children, but again no husband. She and her children eventually settled in Oregon County, Missouri with several of her siblings.

Bob and Sally BritnellSat, 16 May 1998 11:52:54
Seeking information on John Wesley CampbellBRITNELL. I have a copy of his wife's obituary. Fannie (Mary Francis Frederick Britnell) died "near Newburgh in Franklin County" on October 9 (no year indicated). She left two children; three preceded her in death. (My records, however, list six children) Her last child was born in 1881; John W.C. Britnell remarried in 1884 (Deborah Ann White) and had two children-Charles Homer, b. 1887, and Irbin (Erbon?)Marion, b. 1890, both in Franklin County. Sometime thereafter, they moved to east Texas, probably Shelby County. JWC Britnell died in Coushatta, LA, not far from Shelby County, TX. I know that descendents of JWC Britnell's brothers still live in Franklin County. Any information on JWC Britnell, and especially info on Fannie's year of death and burial location/tombstone info would be appreciated. Also, marriage info on Mary Francis and Deborah Ann would be helpful...I have a lot of info on this family, back to 1735 in Fairfield District, SC, and Rev. War info on James Britnell. Bob in Cameron, LA

Charlotte Berry Johnson Sun, 17 May 1998 22:11:40
I am looking for information on John H. Berry, born 3-23-1839, died 12-20-1922. He had several children, Joseph, Sidney, and Benjamin. He lived in Franklin County, in the Old Burleson Community near Red Bay and Vina, Alabama. I think he was in the CSA, Co H 41 Ala Inf. Thanks, Charlotte Berry Johnson

Margie CroneyWed, 20 May 1998 22:31:24
BORDEN, Christopher b. abt. 1760 had children b. in TN. then in Knox Co. Ky, then went to AL. Some children settled in Franklin Co. AL, Would like to hear from descendents of Christopher Borden. Thanx. Margie.

JGood1339 Fri, 22 May 1998 14:06:28
Seeking information about S. B. Goodin/Gooden who desided in Franklin county in 1880. Moved to this area about 1861 and stayed until death. His wife's name was Tatiena born in Tennessee about 1840. S B Goodin born in Ga about 1832. E-mail any information to

Joan Buchanan WestSun, 24 May 1998 21:20:56
I am researching my great grandparents John Robinson and Mary Sanford. I know they were in Franklin County in 1865 because my grandmother Belle Zora was born there in July. She had older brothers and a younger sister. They eventually moved to Tishomingo County, MS where Belle Zora married grandfather Robert Washington Buchanan in 1888. John and Mary Robinson had a grandson (child of George Allen Robinson) who is buried in McRight Cemetery and I would love to know where this is and how to get there. John and Mary Robinson came to Franklin County from Cedartown, Polk County, GA which was not even incorporated until 1854. They were married in Cedartown but I don't know when or where. Have been quite unsuccessful with this line until the marriage to my grandfather Buchanan. Please help me if you can. Thank you. Joan Buchanan West

Phyllis Solter Tue, 09 Jun 1998 07:54:15
BARLOW - I'm looking for information about Henry Washington Barlow and his family. His son Robert Alexander Barlow was born in Tuscumbia in 1836 when it was still in Franklin County. Henry's wife was Ann (or Nancy Ann) Watt originally from Tennessee. Phyllis Solter

Shorty Thu, 11 Jun 1998 20:54:10
Looking for the parents of John W., Ruben, Sarah and Roborne Enoch? Elliott. Found them in the 1870 census with Sarah Elliott age 72. I assume this was their grandmother? John W. b. 1853 d. 1930 in Falls Co. Tx. married Emma Gober. They had 7 children that I know of. John W. was my g-g-grandfather any help would be appreciated. Thank you Shorty

Rob & Heather WilliamsSat, 13 Jun 1998 00:08:35
I am searching for any information relative to LentHALL and his wife CatherineYOUNG. They had about ten children born to them in Franklin County, AL in the mid-1800's. Please contact me if you have additional information on them.

Bart Boyd Sun, 14 Jun 1998 17:19:46
Am looking for information on Robert Boyd, who died in Franklin County, Alabama in 1863. He previously lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Does anyone know of his burial site? Thanks, Bart Boyd.

Alta SchmerMon, 15 Jun 1998 09:25:22
Searching for info on parents and marriage date/place of BenjaminHILL b. ca 1810 TN, married PietyBOTTOMS b. ca 1810 TN dau of Wm Bottoms and Ann Whitt. Children:
1. Usley b. 1835 MS m. #1 Wm Palmer #2 Marcus Ivey #3 Jeff Maynard,
2. Nancy Jane b. 1837 AL m. James Reagan in TX,
3. Elizabeth b. 1838 AL m. David Barrett in TX,
4. Louis b. 1840 AL m. Mrs. Sarah J. Vickers in TX,
5. Sarah E. b. 1841 AL m. J. M. George in TX,
6. Mary b. 1843 AL m. W. B. Humphreys in TX,
7. Robert b. 1844 AL,
8. John b. 1845 AL,
9. Edna b. 1848 AL,
10. William Benjamin b. Aug 1849 AL m.Elizabeth C. Morris 1874 in TX
We, also, need info on children's family. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Alta email: Debbie email:

Leon LookingbillWed, 17 Jun 1998 08:00:30
Seeking info. on N.LOOKINGBILL who appeared in 1855 Franklin Co. census Any type info would be appreciated. Would like names of N. LOOKINGBILL parents and where did he come from and go to? Will respond. Leon G LOOKINGBILL

David M. BrewerThu, 18 Jun 1998 09:21:51
I am graduate student in history at U.A.B. and am working on a Masters Thesis on brown iron ore mining. Franklin County, AL was a leading producer of brown ore. Interested in any info or potential leads or contacts regarding brown ore mining in Franklin County. I would appreciate hearing form anyone with memories of life at the mines or in the mining communities. Please respond to Thanks.

Jeanne Wince StoneFri, 19 Jun 1998 22:49:28
Researching the following Franklin County surnames and would like to exchange information. Nancy LucindaRAMSEY, James MonroeSPARKS, FletcherREID, JaneBELL, AliceMALONE, Houston and JohnsonMCKINNEY Mary RossMCNATT
Thanks, Juanita in TX

Dick LedbetterSat, 20 Jun 1998 22:35:07
My Great Great Grandfather Williams J. Ledbetter served in the 4th Alabama Cavalry in the War Between the States.
Williams J. Ledbetter (b. 20 February 1825 near Luttz, Tennessee, d. 12 February 1904 in Burleson, Alabama) was a private in Company L of the 4th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, in the military service of the Confederate States. On April 30, 1863 at the battle of Days Gap, near Cullman, Alabama, Mr. Ledbetter was shot through the head resulting in the loss of sight in both eyes.
There were several Ledbetter families living in Franklin County, Alabama in the 1850 to 1970 period. Williams J. Ledbetter's family is listed in the 1850, 1860 & 1870 US census for Franklin County. In fact there are still quite a few Ledbetters living in this area.
Dick Ledbetter
3103 Frisco Avenue
Chickasha, OK 73018

Jim Jenkins Tue, 23 Jun 1998 01:21:06
MCKINNEY, Johnson b. 1764 in VA/NC marriedSPRADLING, Mary b. ? in 1819 in Lawrence Co., AL. Johnson died 1852 and is buried in the Old Nauvoo Cem. Franklin Co., AL. Replies to Jim Jenkins 2930 Oleta Ln Highland, CA 92346. Phone 909-864-4865. E-mail

Patrick W. FlippoWed, 24 Jun 1998 06:13:02
Researching my surnameFLIPPO, my father thru great-great-grandfather were born and lived in Franklin County, AL beginning with my great-great-grandfather Sandoval(or Sandaville) FLIPPO born abt.1807, died abt.1884 and buried somewhere in AL and was married to a Viney F.WOODS. His son was Andrew Jackson FLIPPO, born Dec 19,1844, and wives name was BethanyFRANKS, who's son was Andrew Jackson FLIPPO Jr.,born Sept 07,1878 Any information please contact me at my e-mail address ""

Pamela J. Woodall Goedel Fri, 26 Jun 1998 14:02:26
I would really appreciate if someone who has access to the 1870 Ala. Census Franklin County could look on pg 484 ,Frankfort Wylie Gann and send me that info. and also on pg551 Burleson P.O. for Nathan Gann and page 507 Newburgh P.0. for Mary Gann. Thanks, Pamela J. Woodall Goedel

Allen, Tricia, & Matt Eley Sat, 27 Jun 1998 14:18:55
ELEY/GRISHAM: Searching for info on the ancestors of Cecil ELEY and his spouse Mattie Pauline GRISHAM. Cecil was son of Robert Lawson ELEY and Mary Ann OctavusSLEDGE. Mattie(Martha) Pauline GRISHAM is daughter of Edgar Smith GRISHAM and Jesse AnnHURST. Edgar Smith is the son of Alexander Smith GRISHAM and Mary AnnHENLEY. Jesse Ann HURST was the daughter of William HURST and Mary AnnPATRICK. I believe all families resided in Franklin County. Can anyone help?

Louise Gore Grose Sun, 28 Jun 1998 13:11:42 I am searching for information on my ancestors who lived in Franklin county about / before 1860. The father's name is Smith Calloway Jarrell. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Louise Gore Grose

Nancy Foster Sun, 28 Jun 1998 13:18:51
Seeking information on ancestors in Fr Co AL 1818-1850. ElijahLEWIS who married MaryMOSS - daughter of Thomas MOSS, their son William LEWIS who married HesterREYNOLDS. TheMOSS, LEWIS AND REYNOLDS families went to SW AR about 1848-1851. Have much information to share starting 1848 but very little of time they spent in AL. Appreciate any help. Nancy Foster "e-mail :"

Barbara JarvisSun, 28 Jun 1998 21:54:50
I am working on very little information. My grandmother MinnieSMITH was married in St Francis Co Arkansas April 3 1881. Her wedding certificate shows that she was born May 1863 in Alabama. The 1900 census shows that her father was born in Alabama and her mother in Ga. That is all the firm data that I have to go on the rest is family story that I have not been able to verify. According to my father, his mother Minnie was brought up on a river boat that her father owned and operated on the St Francis River in Akansas (this is probably why I can find no census records either in 1870 or 1880, they were probably never counted due to their gypsy lifestyle) Capt SMITH was supposedly a full blood Cherokee from Alabama. His wife was white from Ga. At the time of the civil war their river boat was sunk by the yankees so Capt took his wife back to family home in Alabama while he joined Confederate Army. Minnie was born in her grandparents home. I have no idea where that was and the worse part is that I have no record of given names of her parents. She died in Dallas TX 6 months before Texas started keeping death records. What I'm hoping for is some indication of a Cherokee family named SMITH that was in Alabama at least from about 1830-1870 and find out which county to look for birth records of Minnie or for someone that may know something of my riverboat capt. Barbara Jarvis <>


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