HENRY COUNTY ALABAMA

Query Postings March 1999

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PETERMAN posted by Anita on Tuesday, March 2, 1999

According to the 1860 census there were 4 Peterman families living in Henry Co., they were Benj., Thomas, William and James... To learn more or to share what you know, visit the Peterman resource center...Happy Hunting, Anita

MOON, STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Shadrack Standley was the son of Sands Standley. Sands died in 1828 and left a will which is on record. My ggg-grandfather, James Standley is listed in the 1830 census. A family story said that James had 2 brothers, David and George. They were listed in the 1830 census, but I have found no documentation of them being brothers. David B. & George W. Standley moved down into Holmes co. FL around 1850. James Standley died in 1846 and his son, James B. Standley, along with others moved to Trinity & Polk counties in TX in 1854. Cynthia Ann "Kitsy" Standley was a sister of James B. Standley. Not sure if any or all of the Standleys of Henry co. AL were related, but one thing for sure - they all signed their name Standley, with a "d". Sarah Moon was the 2nd wife of James B. Standley and she died giving birth to their 4th child, John M. Standley.

MOON, STANLEY posted by Larry Stanley on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

I am interested in gathering any information possible about the STANLEYs in Henry county about 1830. There was a Shadrack STANLEY in Henry Co., AL by the 1830s. There was also a Sands STANLEY in Henry Co., AL. A James STANLEY, b. 1788 NC had a son by the name of James Bradberry STANLEY who married Sarah MOON. His daughter, Cynthia Ann STANLEY was b. 1814 in AL. She marr. Jesse TAYLOR there and they went to Polk Co., TX about 1858. Anything about these people - or any other STANLEY ties is appreciated.

STRICKLAND posted by Linda M. Shiver Thomas on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Looking for any known information on my Great Great Grandfather ITHIAL H. STRICKLAND. Please contact me if anyone has any recollection of him or his family.Thank you.

TINDALL posted by Illene Thompson on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

John and Jemina Tindall were in Henry County about 1830 to 1858 when they both died. Had moved from Barnwell Co., SC.

CALLOWAY, HORNE, SNELLGROVE, WILLIAMS posted by Judy Joyner on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

I am looking for the names of the grandparents of William Aven Horne. I would also like to know their birth places and dates of birth and death. William Aven was my grandfather. He lived in Henry County and was married to Ida Bell (Euginia) Williams from Dale County. His parents were Daniel Horne and Sally (Brown) Horne. Ida Bell Williams's parents were Alex Williams (I believe orignally from Terrel County or Randolph County Georgia) and Eliza Pauline Snell (Schnel) (not sure of spelling). Any family history of William Aven Horne and/or Ida Bell (Williams) Horne would be appreciated. Their children are Harold Horne, Christine (Horne) Gamble, and Mary (Horne) Calloway.

ODOM posted by Joe Pierce on Thursday, March 4, 1999

Searching for information on Aberry Odom he m. __________ Children: Known Elizabeth "Lizzie" Odom b. just before the civil war Her father was killed in the CW & she was raised by a Myrick Family. "Lizzie" is believed to be b. in Henry Co., AL. Lizzie m. in Covington C0., MS John Calvin Rials/Riels They resided in Covington Co. until their death ca 1920. I will share info.

WHITEHURST posted by Kay Kirkland on Friday, March 5, 1999

I have information on the John Whitehurst line in Henry and Houston Counties. John Whitehurst was a storeowner and postmaster in what is now Dale County near the Choctahatchee River south of Ozark in the 1800s. He had a brother, Palatiah, called Tye, who was also a prominent community leader of his day. Are you a descendant of this line of Whitehursts?

SKINNER posted by Nathaniel Skinner on Saturday, March 6, 1999

Researching Bird,John,Susan,and Kinchen SKINNER,All listed in the 1850 census of Henry County,Alabama. Thanks for any info.

SKINNER, STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Monday, March 8, 1999

The Skinner families of Henry co. AL were neighbors of my Standley family. They all lived down in the s/e corner of Henry co. (now Houston co.) not far from the borders of GA and FL. In 1854 my Standley family left Henry co. AL and moved to Trinity & Polk counties in TX. There are several Skinner families listed in the 1860 & 1870 census of Trinity & Polk counties in TX. Some of them are from Henry co. AL.

HARPER, STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Monday, March 8, 1999

William M. Harper married Mary J. Standley Dec. 13, 1852 in Henry co. AL. In 1854 most of my Standley family moved to Trinity co. TX, but Mary & William Harper stayed in Henry co. Any information would be appreciated.

GRIFFIN posted by Roberta Whiddon Childs on Thursday, March 11, 1999

Interested in information on son of General Griffin (SC), Thomas Griffin, 1803-1869, who moved to Henry County Alabama about 1832. Dempsey Griffin 1837-1913 and James Alexander Griffin 1866-1930, all listed on Henry County Census 1855.

CULPEPPER posted by John Culpepper on Friday, March 12, 1999

I am seeking information on Andrew Culpepper, who served in Company G,39th Alabama Infrantry during the Civil War, He was killed during the war. His parents were Joseph and Saarah Caroline Ward Culpepper,his wife was Eliza M. Armstrong Culpepper. They were marrried on Oct. 1,1859 in Henry County Alabama. Any information on Andrew or the 39th will be greatley appericated.

EVANS posted by Erna Evans on Monday, March 15, 1999

EVANS moved from NC>SC>and were in Dale/Henry Co, AL c.1822. There was a child named George who was born c.1838. I have no info beyond his name and birth.

GOLDEN, JACKSON, NALLS, RHODES posted by Ceya Minder on Tuesday, March 16, 1999

Would like to contact researchers or descendants of Joe Rhodes and wife, Winnie Jane Jackson. Joe died before the 1900 census; but, Winnie Jane is listed on 1900 census for Henry County with the following children: 1. George L. Rhodes, b. abt. 1890--lived in Miami, Florida; but, moved back to Phoenix City, Ala. before death. 2. Lola Rhodes, b. abt. 1892; married a Golden. 3. Joseph D. Rhodes, b. abt. 1895, d. bef 1936. 4. Carol Rhodes, b. abt. 1899; d. bef 1836; was in the Rainbor Div, Army, WWI; died in Columbus, Georgia Winnie Jane Rhodes married John Nalls after the death of her first husband.

SOWELL posted by Wm Price on Wednesday, March 17, 1999

James Jackson Sowell married Eliza(beth) (Porter?) and was listed, with children in the 1850 census of Henry Co., Alabama. His age was 30 in 1850. Later in the 1850s, James Sowell left Eliza Sowell and her children and went to Texas. In 1860 he married Milly Butler in San Augustine Co., TX. I need to know if James Sowell divorced Eliza. Is there a records listing kept at the Henry Co. courthouse that would have recorded the divorce - sometime during the 1850s? Is there anyone locally in Henry Co. who could help me find the records?

HENDERSON, HUTTO posted by Lee LeClair on Wednesday, March 17, 1999

Richard William Henderson (b. 1806 SC) and Cinderella Hutto (b. 1812 GA) got married in Henry Co abt 1829 and were living in Henry Co in 1850 with 10 of their 15 children. Who were Cinderella's parents?

JERKINS posted by Jack Butler on Thursday, March 18, 1999

I am interested in any information on Jerkins in Henry County. I am especially interested in Catherine Jerkins who is on the 1850 Henry County census as being 86 years old and as being from south Carolina. She is living with a Frazier family headed by Susannah Frazier, age 38 and also from SC. Susannah is listed with her children but no husband. Any information is appreciated.

GILMORE, MCALLISTER posted by Beverly Brown on Friday, March 19, 1999

I'm searching for information about my granddaddy Alexander McAllister,married to Annie Gilmore lived in Henry county Some ancestors buried at old cemetary on McRae Hill in Shorterville.My mother was Nell McAllister, raised in Shorterville(sisters name is Elizabeth).Any info would be appreciated.

ANSLEY, THOMAS posted by Mona D. RAY on Saturday, March 20, 1999

Looking for Caroline THOMAS in 1850. In 1860 she was living in Henry County next to Harriet ANSLEY.

THOMAS posted by Mona D. RAY on Saturday, March 20, 1999

William H. THOMAS, age 27, b. GA, and Mary age 16 b. AL, are in the 1870 Henry Co. AL census. Is the the Wm H. THOMAS whose wife died when son Elisha was born in 1873, and who later moved to Texas?

CREECH, KELLY, MCLENNAN, STEWART posted by Kathy Licht on Sunday, March 21, 1999

I am trying to locate an information on any of the above surnames... All resided in Henry County sometime in the late 1800's. Any information would be helpful. I have come to the end of my search and need some extra help. If you might have further info please contact me & I can furnish details.

CLARK, DAWKINS, ESPY, KILPATRICK posted by Lygia Dawkins Cutts on Tuesday, March 23, 1999

I am researching the family of Robert Hardy Dawkins as listed below. Robert Hardy was the son of Absolom T. Dawkins and Sarah Rebecca Pitts, both from GA. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Descendants of Robert Hardy Dawkins 1 Robert Hardy Dawkins b: March 14, 1829 in GA d: December 08, 1890 in Lawrenceville, Henry Co., AL Burial: Lawrenceville Cem., Henry Co., AL . +Mary Ora Richards b: January 01, 1832 in AL m: November 04, 1851 in Henry Co., AL d: June 02, 1901 in Lawrenceville, Henry Co., AL Burial: Lawrenceville Cem., Henry Co., AL .. 2 Sarah Elizabeth Dawkins b: August 08, 1852 in AL d: May 07, 1915 in Abbeville, Henry Co., AL Burial: Abbeville Cem., Henry Co., AL ...... +Joseph S. Epsy b: January 18, 1844 in Tallapoosa Co., AL m: October 1870 d: November 08, 1929 in Abbeville, Henry Co., AL Burial: Abbeville Cem., Henry Co., AL .. 2 Martha V. Dawkins b: 1856 in AL .. 2 Mary Ella Dawkins b: 1858 in AL ...... +George Clark .. 2 Jennie Dawkins b: 1859 in AL ...... +William Lynn b: 1848 m: June 24, 1875 in Henry Co., AL .. 2 William T. Dawkins b: 1861 in AL ...... +Martha J. Ayers m: August 09, 1885 .. 2 Lula Dawkins b: 1863 in AL ...... +J.J. Kilpatrick m: May 16, 1881 in Henry Co., AL

GLOVER posted by Julian Glover on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

looking for any information on a elijah glover who was born around 1858. he may have been born in henry county alabama or the thomas county ga area.(thomasville,pavo,boston,ochlocknee). his 1st wife's grave is located in pavo ga. rumor has it he divorced his 1st wife and moved to the area of dothan or abbeville alabama and started another family. i have names of his children in thomas county ga. i need to find info on elijah and his other family. my gg uncle stated that he remembers elijah as poss being a detective or a us marshall. when he left georgia. also it is poss that elijah's parents are from alabama there names are unknown.

WHITEHURST posted by Nadine Shipman Sinkwitz on Friday, March 26, 1999

I descend through Willoughby WHITEHURST bro/o John & Palatiah.

BARNES posted by Malcolm L. Yaple on Friday, March 26, 1999

Thanks for the information re. J. W. Barnes, Henry Co. Also for the William Barnes - b. 1820 - data. Will be happy to exchange data Henry & Dale Co Barnes lines. Have good data on Barnes Cross Roads family..

BANKS, MILLER, SMITHS, WHITEHURST posted by Danee Miller Crouch on Saturday, March 27, 1999

My Smiths are mentioned on pages 253 and 254, Vol. II of "Henry's Heritage: A History of Henry Co, AL". My gr. grandmother, Patience E. Smith, was the sister of Martha Smith, whose lineage is listed in the above reference. Generation I Danee Miller Crouch Generation II Alexander J. Miller, Jr. (1887-1980) my father Generation III Alexander J. Miller Sr. (1841-1897) my grandfather (Served as Lt. And then Capt. In 39th Infantry from Barbour Co, AL) I have some of his Civil War records, but they do not give clues to his ancestry. Generation IV Patience E. Smith (about 1825 GA- 1888) my great grandmother Patience E. Smith (born about 1825 in GA) was my gr. Grandmother. Patience married Thomas Jefferson Miller on 10 Dec 1840 in Washington Co, GA. (Source: marriage record from Washington Co, GA. They had their first child, Alexander Jefferson Miller Sr. in Stewart Co, GA on 24 Oct 1841. (Source: my auntís Bible) Patience died 1888 in Panola Co, TX and is buried in Antioch cemetery near Carthage, TX. Thomas J. Miller and Patience E. Smith's oldest son was Civil War Captain Alexander Jefferson Miller Sr., my grandfather. He m. Mary Ann Whitehurst on 18 Sept. 1864 in Barbour Co, AL. They moved to Panola Co, TX in 1872. Patienceís sister Martha Smith married Thomas J. Millerís brother, Lee R. Miller (Two Smith sisters married two Miller brothers.) The lineage of Martha Smith (b. 1821 in Washington Co, GA) who m. Lee R. Miller (1812 - 1865) is described on pages 253-254, Vol. II, in "Henry's Heritage: the History of Henry Co, AL." The pages focus on the lineage of Martha S. Smith and her husband Lee R. Miller. Lee's brother (Thomas J. Miller) m. Martha's sister, (Patience Smith). (This was a case where 2 Miller brothers married 2 Smith sisters.) Copies of those pages are enclosed.

BODIFORD, HOLMES posted by D. H. Lee on Saturday, March 27, 1999

In 1855 Morris Holmes married Martha Bodiford. She was the widow of William Bodiford and the mother of Elias P.(b1840), James L (b 1844), Jason J(b 1846), Mary (b ?), and Celia (b 1850) Bodiford. At the time he married Martha Bodiford, Morris Holmes already had several children, Pulaski, William, Miranda and July Ann Holmes. Morris and Martha had at two sons, John M. Holmes and Amos H. Holmes. Amos Holmes was m g-grandfather. Looking for Martha Bodiford's maiden name and decendents of her children, Bodiford line and John Holmes line. Morris and his son Pulaski died of disease in Civil War. William Holmes was in the same regt. but survived. according to William C. Oates book "War Between the Union and the Confederacy", William moved to Texas. Where is his family?.

KIRKLAND posted by Hattie Purvis Hamilton on Sunday, March 28, 1999

Looking for any allied families who married into the Kirkland families of Henry Co., Al. Jason J. Kirkland was my grgrandfather, father of Lela Pearl Kirkland, my grandmother, who married William Porter Purvis. Looking for any of grmo's cousins and their children. I have quite a bit on some Kirklands and hardly any on others. Would greatly appreciate any help!

BARNES, DANZEY, SINGLETARY posted by Karen Gates on Sunday, March 28, 1999

I have recently found some records in my mother's bible. If they have any meaning to you or if you can further elaborate on this information, please contact me. John W. Barnes was married to Lura ?, they had a son, Manson Barnes who married Mollie Singletary. They had a son, Ewell Norman Barnes who married Quida Danzey, they had a son Earl Wilson Barnes who married Rosa Irene Harp. Earl and Rosa are my grandparents.

DAVIS, HELTON, KIRKLAND, KNIGHT, ODOM, PURVIS, RIGELL, WARD posted by Hattie Purvis Hamilton on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Pat.... I was told Susan Elizabeth WARD, who married Jesse Benny PURVIS, was the d/o John Jackson b. 2-16-1821 Ga and Susan Wynn Davis Ward by Jerry Merritt on Genforum. Do you have Susan Elizabeth b. 5-1-1847 Dale Co., Al, m. 1869 Unknown & d. 9-1-1937 Geneva Co., Al, as your Cynthia Kirklands' daughter?? Jesse was the brother of my gggf John Newton PURVIS who m. Catherine RIGELL. William's father was Benjamin Moses KIRKLAND b. abt 1750 Stafford Co/Fairfax Co., Va d. 10-1805 Orangeburg, Barnwell Dist., S. C., who married Alcey ODOM b. 1740 S. C.? d. 1803-1832 S. C., married ? Edgefield Dist., S. C. William KIRKLAND, b. 1786 Edgefield Dist., S. C. d. 5-26-1864 of Small Pox in Henry Co., Al, married Dicey HELTON b. 1787 S. C. d. ?. They had 14 children. Do you have the info, Pat, on Cynthia's siblings? My ggf Jason J. KIRKLAND, b. 5-8-1858 Henry Co., Al d. 8-19-1929 Dale Co., Al, buried at Cottonwood City Cem., Cottonwood, Houston Co., Al, m. Kay Loula KNIGHT 1878 in Geneva Co., Al, b. 3-18-1860 d. 6-30-1905 Dale Co., Al, is buried with husband. Jason's father was Henry A.KIRKLAND, b. 3-8-1834 Dale Co., Al, d. Civil War CSA, married Rebecca ?, b. WFT Est. 1815-1840 d. WFT Est. 1861-1928. Please email me if you need more info about them.

KIRKLAND posted by Patricia Long on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

I have William Kirkland, Sr.'s children for you. I don't recognize the name of Susan as being one of Cynthia's children though. I do have John N. Purvis marrying Catherine Rigell/Ridgel. Catherine is the dau. of Joel and Sarah Rigell from Dooly/Lee Co., Ga. I will send you all this information..

WALKER posted by Mary Walker on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Searching for information about the family of A.O. (Og) Walker. In particular am interested in information about his father J.H. Walker. Know that they are buried at Pilgrims Rest Church in what is now Houston County. I think they may have moved to Jellico in Henry County Alabama (?) before it became Houston County. Anything that will point in a research direction will be appreciated.

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