HENRY COUNTY ALABAMA

Query Postings June 1999

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KEY posted by ms.jerome key on Tuesday, June 1, 1999

searching for family history on family of 'oscar' key. (m. 'collie/colly' riles 2nd wife) children are fred (now in va.), floyd ('cooter' now in abbeville, as are some of his children), mildred (now in fla), vivian (now in fla), mary (now in barbour co, ala), & velera (now in baker hill, ala) Jerome (now in tx) is son of Fred Key. Searching for info on brothers of oscar, their names (etc), father & grandfather of oscar... any thing else i can locate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

CULVER, PARISH, PARRISH posted by John M. Parish on Wednesday, June 2, 1999

my father, John Millard Parish Sr., was born in Henry County in 1890, son of Charles D. and Mary Elizabeth Culver Parish; the family moved to Texas in about 1900; I am looking for information on my great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Corley Parish, who is buried at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery at Pansey, AL. Her named is spelled PARRISH on the marker, but her husband's marker, is spelled IRWIN PARISH.

CORLEY, PARISH, SELLERS, STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Wednesday, June 2, 1999

Elizabeth Corley Parish was the daughter of Jerimiah Corley and Mary ____ . Jerimiah Corley died around 1836 in Henry co. AL and left Mary with at least 3 daughters. They were Matilda, Mahala and Elizabeth. Could have been more. July 20, 1837 Mary Corley married Mathew Sellers and they are listed in the 1850 census of Henry co. AL. Mahala Corley married my James Standley, my ggg-grandfather, 1841 in Henry co. They had 2 children, Jerimiah b 1843 and Malisa Ann b 1845, James died in 1846. In the 1860 census of Jackson co. FL, Jerry (Jerimiah) age 17 and Melissa age 15 are living with Irvin Parish and his wife Elizabeth. I have more.

CULVER, PARISH posted by Jim Culver on Thursday, June 3, 1999

John, The Mary Elizabeth CULVER that you mention in your query is my Elizabeth Jane CULVER PARISH. There was always a lot of confustion about her name because it was slightly different in each census and she had a twin sister that died at an early age. It sounds like Joe Walker has you fixed up on Corleys. I have some on the Parishes and quite a bit on the Culvers if you are interested.

STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Friday, June 4, 1999

Does anyone have a copy of the book "Henry The Mother Country"? I have tried to buy a copy but it must be out of print. I am told that it mentions, among the early settlers, a Capt. Standley. My ggg-grandfather, James Standley from NC, was one of the early settlers. Any help would be appreciated.

BRADBERRY, GRANGER, HARPER, JONES, MEADOWS, PITTMAN, SELLERS posted by Sharon Schmidt on Saturday, June 5, 1999

I am trying to find the husband of a Susan Meddows/Meadows. Susan, b. 1805 is listed in the Henry Co. 1860 and 1870 census as the head of household. Her known children are: William Jasper, Richard, Lewis, Sarah and Thomas. These children are listed as being born in AL. In the 1840 Henry Co. census there is a Richard Meddows that has a female that fits Susan's age and there are four children mentioned. Also, Richard is a name that shows up in the next few generations. Any help would be appreciated.

SMITH posted by Paula Smith on Sunday, June 6, 1999

Looking for the persons looking for John in Henry Co. Ida Whitehurst Smith. Married Henry Van Buren Smith. Henry lived in Baker Hill, Eufaula Ala. I have a copy of John Wesley Whitehurst civil war records imformation. Will share.

posted by Mark L. Buckley on Monday, June 7, 1999

We are researching the 46th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. Some of its members were recruited from Henry County. Any information (e.g. burial sites, personal history, letters/diaries) would be most appreciated..

MILLER posted by Rosa Seymour on Monday, June 7, 1999

Seeking information on C.V. Miller listed on the marriage records as Father to Laura M. Miller who married Walter B. Seymour on 6 Feb 1890 in Henry Co., Al.

WHITEHEAD posted by Pat Stiles on Monday, June 7, 1999

John Beauregard Whitehead b. 1862 d. 1932. Was farmer in Henry County, AL, near Abbeville. Married a Ms. Merritt, first name unknown. They had seven children: Alvin, Clee, Mary, Berman, George B., Lester, and Minerva. His second wife was Samantha Layton of Ft. Gaines, GA. They had three children: James, Rebecca and Jewel. John and Samantha were my grandparents. Any info would be appreciated.

BULGER, DAVIS, STANLEY, VICKERY posted by Nora Koch on Thursday, June 10, 1999

Seeking info. on Jefferson Davis married to Eleanor Bulger. Jefferson Davis and family shown on 1860 Henry Co.AL census.

CRADDOCK posted by Pat Weaver on Thursday, June 10, 1999

Am looking for information on the CRADDOCK's who were in Henry Co,Al during 1840-1880. Have not proven that some of these families are mine, but believe them to be. Especially interested in Benjamin F. CRADDOCK, Thomas CRADDOCK, & William CRADDOCK.

WHITEHURST posted by carolyn whitehurst nichols on Thursday, June 10, 1999

I am researching John Wesley Whitehurst and his family. Born 1839 married Nancy Farmer 1860. I just found his grave site online at Cowarts Cemetery in Dothan, AL. There are no dates on his tombstone. I have some info. on his civil war service. He applied for pension in 1909. I don't have any info. re. money received. I appreciate any info. you may have on this entire family. My grandfather was his last born child, not shown on a census with him. He was born 1885 and left home at age 12. James Wesley Whitehurst born 27 May 1885 died 26 Jan. 1968 Naples, FL, buried in Jehu Cem., Wewahitchka, FL, Gulf County.

LAYTON posted by Jennifer Layton Fanning on Monday, June 14, 1999

Henry Co. Layton-- My family is from Houston County. Roscoe Layton is my grandfather.

JONES, LEWIS posted by Peggy N Mayville on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking parents/siblings for Eady Jones b 1806, GA. Eady was married 3 times. 1st) Crawford Lewis on 8 Feb 1833, in Henry Co, AL. 2nd) Jeremiah Kraft 3rd) David Powell, on Feb 7, 1847 in Barbour Co, AL. Eady, died in Barbour Co, AL aft 1870. Known ch by Crawford Lewis: John L Lewis b 1835, AL, Benjamin Lewis b 1836, AL, Jackson Lewis b 1837, AL and Wm Henry Harrison Lewis b Feb 8, 1842. Ch by David Powell: Ann M Powell b 1847, Caroline Powell b 1848 and Elliphar Powell b 1850.

DEAL, FRITH posted by Ed Jackson on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Seeking information on the parents/relatives of Joseph Elijah Frith, Sr. He was born May 10, 1900, location unknown. He married Hettie Esther Deal. Hettie's parent's, James Carson Deal and Annie Rosalee Ward, were married July 5, 1903 in Blakely, Early, GA. James was born Feb 14, 1881 in Center Ch Comm, Ozark-Abbeville, Henry, AL. Annie was born Feb 18, 1890, in Echo, Dale, AL. Any help would be appreciated.

HARRISON, WILLIS posted by Benjamin Harrison on Wednesday, June 16, 1999

Seeking information on Zachariah Taylor Harrison married to Sara Ann Willis in Henry County, AL.

WHITEHURST posted by russell register on Thursday, June 17, 1999

We have been researching the Whitehurst family from Henry County Alabama. I am very interested in any information you may have regarding John Wesley Whitehurst's Confederate Military record. During our research we have discovered the possibility of there being two John Wesley Whitehurst from Henry Co. Ala. during the war. One died in 1862 from disease in Mississippi and one lived fathering children until 1885. Apparantly you ggrandfather and my gggrandfather is the one who survived.

HOWARD posted by Dee Pierce on Saturday, June 19, 1999

TIA- Charlotte Howard is my GG Grandmother. I am decended from the Howards (her first marriage) on my father's side and the Beards (her second marriage on my mother's side). My search for relatives and ancestors has centered in Henry County, AL. I am anxious to share information about this wonderful family.

MCALLISTER posted by Beverly Brown on Saturday, June 19, 1999

I have an obit from 1945 newspaper which I believe is my ggrandmother..Frances Carolyn McAllister from Shorterville Alabama buried in McKay Cemetary..Where is McKay Cemetary???.

DOUGLAS posted by Rebecca Owens on Sunday, June 20, 1999

Dear Karon: I am also searching for information regarding the Douglas family of Columbia, Henry Co., Alabama. I am a descendent of Lewis Lafayette Douglas. He would be my gg grandfather. I have just started, so I don't have much to offer yet, but would appreciate your sharing any info you might have on the Douglas family. Lewis and Lizzie had a son named William Harmon Alonzo Douglas (my great-grandfather). A family bible shows that William married Nancy Victorie Hasty 12-24-1893 in the home of James Hasty (her father) and one of the witnesses at the wedding was G.R. Howard. Was this a relative of Lizzie? Hope to hear from you soon, Becky

BEARD, DOUGLAS, HOWARD posted by Karon Bosze on Monday, June 21, 1999

Hi Cousin!!! I've replied to you e-mail, but wanted to follow up with a reply here on GenConnect as well. I've not worked on this family very much. As I mentioned to your mother, I've spent most of my research time working on families here in VA and the HOWARD and DOUGLAS lines have been brickwall lines. I'm thankful that I was reading the 1860 Henry Co. AL census page by page, as the compiled index didn't have Harmon HOWARD listed as a Howard -- instead he was listed as COWARD. (Thanks Vern Jackson!!! ) Do you have any further information regarding Charlotte's maiden name? It appears to me that she and Lewis Douglas were married in South Carolina and that they were probably born there as well. Any idea where we should be looking in SC? I have been working on the DOUGLAS side recently. Have been working with Sharon Hiers as well, to bring out lines up to date (see posts to DOUGLAS-L list on Rootsweb). Is there a tie to the BEARDs prior to the DOUGLAS migration from Stewart Co., GA? (Sharon has located a military record for Fette's brother, which indicates that he (the brother) was born in Stewart Co.). The DOUGLAS family seems to have a SC connection as well. Look forward to hearing further from you. -- Karon

DOUGLAS, HOWARD posted by Karon Bosze on Monday, June 21, 1999

Hi Becky -- will be glad to share what little info I have. Most of it, deals with the more current members from information supplied by my grandmother. I have been inputting some DOUGLAS data lately, which I had gathered from a couple research trips to cemeteries at Columbia and Haleburg and from limited census viewings of Henry and Houston counties. I have your great-grandfather's name recorded as just "Alonzo" based on the 1880 census entry. Glad to see they passed on the Harmon name to him as well. Right now I don't know who the G.R. Howard might be. Might be a cousin of Lizzie's. Perhaps Dee Pierce will know. From what I could tell of earlier census readings, DOUGLAS and HOWARD were probably not part of the original settlers in Henry County, so that makes it more likely that those who we find in records connected to our family are morely than likely related. I've got a couple more weeks' worth of data entry to do. If you'd indicate your preference for word processor file type, I'll see that you (and Dee and Sharon) get copies of any reports that I compile from the data. After that's done, we'll have a better idea of what kind of records we need to search (timeframe wise, at least). Look forward to whatever you may have to add to the more recent family as well. -- Karon

BURKHARDT, PELT, STANDLEY, STANLEY, TAYLOR, VAN posted by Elaine Blackman on Friday, June 25, 1999

I am looking for any info for these names in Henry Co., AL in the early 1800s. My ancestors Isaac TAYLOR and Floray Burkhardt came from SC to Henry Co., AL in the early 1800s. They had 8 daughters (given names unknown to me) and 2 sons, Peter and Jesse. Peter TAYLOR was in Jackson Co., FL by 1850 and I think some of his sisters must have gone also. Jesse TAYLOR married Cynthia Ann STANLEY/ STANDLEY in Henry Co., AL on 17 Dec 1835. She was from NC originally and her father was James STANDLEY. Some of my STANDLEY/ STANLEY and TAYLOR families went to Polk Co., TX in 1854. Also with them were 2 young men from Jackson Co., FL by the names of Alfred and Durant PELT (nee VAN PELT). They both married daughters of Jesse and Cynthia "Kitsy Ann" TAYLOR in Polk Co., TX close to 1860 and had families (contrary to a book I've read). The parents of the PELT brothers were John VAN PELT and Christiana TAYLOR. I think Christiana may have been one of the 8 daughters since she was of the! right age to have been and was born in SC. Any help appreciated..

BEARD, COOK, DOUGLAS, HOWARD posted by Dee Pierce on Friday, June 25, 1999

Charlotte (also spelled Charlott) Flowers Howard Beard was born 1830 in GA she was married to Harmon Howard and they had two children, that I have found a record of. Elizabeth A. called Lizzie, and Marcus. Upon the death of Harmon Charlott married a young man who had just returned from the war, Edward Francis Beard. They where married in 1/9/1866 at Charlotte's home. There is a book in print which states that "Edward Beard to Charity Howard 1/9/1866 Residence of Charles A. Howard" when I checked the original records at the Probate office in Abbeville I found the mistakes. They had two sons Ephraim Edward and Robert Lee. In the 1880 Henry County census for Columbia - Crawford , MArcus was still living with them. Robert Lee was my great grandfather. Charlotte's daughter Elizabeth MArried Lafayette L. Douglas 1/26/1869 in Henry Co. They had four children in the 1880 census, Alonzo, Charlotte, Franklin, Mary. Charlotte was my Grandmother. She married William Marshall Cook 5/9/1897. She died July 30, 1936 and is buried at the Liberty Cemetery in Pansey. Her son was my father - Harmon Howard Cook.

KIRKLAND posted by Jacob L. Bateman III on Saturday, June 26, 1999

I am seeking information on the marriage of Benjamin KIRKLAND and Winifred Armstrrong. When she filed for her widows pension she put that her date of marriage was 3/Apr/1813 in South Carolina. Also she put the same date on a land warrent or grant. If some could tell me how to obtain acopy of this please let me know. Since the event happened in South Carolina perhaps there might be a copy here. If there is anyone doing research on this family please contact me by email at LeBateman@NetZero.Net or write me Jacob L. Bateman III 3870 Strathmore Drive Montgomery Alabama 36116-4614. Thank you..

DUKE, LAMBERTH posted by Sylvia Sumner on Saturday, June 26, 1999

WILLIAM LAMBERTH (b. 1834 Ga.) and MARY ELIZABETH DUKE (b. 1835 Ga.) were married in Barbour Co., AL; lived in HENRY CO., AL, until his death of Civil War wounds. She then moved to Texas with 7 of their surviving children. Am looking for information on WILLIAM AND MARY ELIZABETH'S parents and siblings.

GOLDEN, PERDUE, VICKERS posted by Dot in FL on Sunday, June 27, 1999

Joel VICKERS died in Henry Co., AL in about 1835 leaving in his lengthy will the following children: Joel, Jr. Milly William who married Caroline GOLDEN Stephen Samuel Avia Nancy Thomas who married Amanda GOLDEN Becca I know that Thomas and Amanda (my line) had several children, but I don't know what happened to any of the others. If you can enlighten me, please write. Also seeking any GOLDEN information in Henry Co., AL. Thomas and Amanda GOLDEN VICKERS had son Joel VICKERS who married about 1881 to Louise Dora PERDUE in AL. They had 5 children. All info appreciated. PERDUE parents are my brick wall. Thanks, Dot in FL.

BURKHARDT, PELT, STANDLEY, STANLEY, TAYLOR, VAN posted by Elaine Blackman on Sunday, June 27, 1999

Is that the same James B. STAN(D)LEY that was in Henry Co., AL or do you know for sure? Also, you wouldn't happen to know who he married would you? Thanks

GOLDEN, VICKERS posted by Dot in FL on Sunday, June 27, 1999

I am descended from Amanda GOLDEN who married Thomas J. VICKERS in 1845 in Henry Co., AL. Thomas was the son of Joel VICKERS who died in Henry Co. in about 1835. I, too, would love to find the parents and siblings of Amanda. Keep in touch. Dot in FL.

STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Monday, June 28, 1999

Maybe I can clear things about the 2 James B. STANDLEYs of Henry co. AL. James B. STANDLEY, my gg-grandfather, was born June 27, 1809 in NC. He was the son of James STANDLEY and his mother's name is unknown. James B.F. Standley was the son of Sands Standley. I have a copy of the Sands STANDLEY will and it is very clear, James B.F. STANDLEY. The 1840 census of Henry co. shows a J.B. STANDLEY, my gg-grandfather, James STANDLEY, the father of J.B. STANDLEY and James STANDLEY Sr., the son of Sands STANDLEY. My James STANDLEY died in 1846. James B.F. STANDLEY married and bought land in Henry co. but by the 1850 census he had moved on. My gg-grandfather, James B.(Bradford)moved to Trinity co. TX in 1854.

AYERS, HARDWICK, ROBERTS posted by Patricia Himes on Monday, June 28, 1999

Burch M Roberts, Baptist Minister, m Hariett Hardwick in 1826, Moved to Henry Co. after 1940, Chrildren: Joseph W, Frances Ann, Clarisa Jane, Mary Susan, George T. Richard H. Martha E. George T. m Sarah Ayers: Martha E. m Michael Holmes, Mary Susan m Patrick Skipper. Children of George T: William Burch m Jennie Chambers, H.J (daughter, S.A.(daughter)M.E.(daughter), B.J.(son)B.(son),O>K>(son)L.E.(son) listed in 1880 census of Henry Co.. Seeking information about Burch and Harriett,s parents and siblings. And any information on all of the above Would appreciate any help i can get.

CORLEY, FAIRCLOTH, HOGAN, LEE, MOON, SHY, SILCOX, SKINNER, STANDLEY posted by Joe Mack Walker on Tuesday, June 29, 1999

Katie, The Standley marriages of Henry co. AL are as follows: Grooms: Standley, Barnabas to Sarah Shy Sept. 13, 1838 * Barney was son of my ggg-grandfather, James Standley. Standley, David B. to Patience Faircloth Feb. 27, 1825. * David was either brother or cousin of my James Standley born in NC in 1800 moved to Holmes co FL before 1850. Standley, James to "Martha Corby" March 18, 1841. * James was my ggg-grandfather - born in NC ca 1788 * His bride was Mahala Corley not "Martha Corby". Standley, James B. to Sarah "Man" Sept. 9, 1830 * James B. was my gg-grandfather, son of James. * His bride was Sarah Moon, not Man. Standley, James B. to Matilda Corley Oct. 24, 1839. * Same James B. 2nd marriage in Henry co. * Matilda Corley was the sister of Mahala Corley. Standley, James B. to Milly Ann Silcox Apr. 23, 1849 * Same James B. 3rd marriage in Henry co. Standley, Needham to Eleanor Hogan Feb. 18, 1841 * Needham was brother of Barney & James B. * Eleanor Hogan was the daughter of Jerimiah Hogan. Standley, Samuel to Nancy Skinner Aug. 22, 1850 * Another brother of Barney, Needham & James B. Standley, Wiley to Mary Lee May 30, 1839 * Haven't made a connection for Wiley. They moved to Barbour co. for 1850 census then back to Henry in 1860.

CORLEY, COWLEY, STANLEY, TAYLOR posted by Elaine Blackman on Tuesday, June 29, 1999

According to the 1830 Henry Co., AL census in Helon Cutler's Census Records book, Jeremiah CORLEY was listed as Jeremiah COWLEY in 1830 on page 321. There were 6 people in the hh. Jeremiah was 30-40, wife was 20-30, 2 daus. 5-10, and 2 daus. under 5. William COWLEY was on pg. 322 with 11 people in the hh. They were 1 male and 1 female ages 30-40, 1 female age 15-20, 3 males and 1 female age 10-15, 1 male age 5-10, and 2 males and 1 female age under 5. I have a surname of CROWLEY/ CRAWLEY that you might keep in mind, also.

AVERY, CAMPBELL, HOOPER posted by Bobbie J. Tate on Wednesday, June 30, 1999

Does anyone know if there is a difference between Joel Campbell and Joseph Campbell from Henry County? Also, my ggfather was Joel and he was married to Kate (or Katherine), but I have found another Joel that was married to Louise WHATLEY on March 3, 1867, and the census shows Joel still with Kate in 1870. Can onyone clear this up for me?

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