Russell County, Alabama

Posted Queries for February thru March 1997

BERRY posted by Larry H. Jones on Friday, February 7, 1997

Would love to exchange information with anyone having BERRY family connections in Russell County or any knowledge of the family. In 1850 household 783 was that of Charles Berry, whose background I think I know. By 1860 he had moved to Pike County, AL. I suspect that household 782 had his brothers John (age 36) and Edward (age 25) and others. It is thought their mother may have been named Zilla Berry.

MABRY, MILLER, MOODY, STALLINGS posted by Carol Moody on Monday, February 10, 1997

Mrs. Mary "Polly" (MABRY) MOODY married Moses STALLINGS in GA , Jan 1829, after her 1st husband, Daniel MOODY, died. She moved her family to Russell Co. by 1838. Her son, George Washington MOODY, married Mary Ann F.E. MILLER on 3 July 1846 in Russell Co. They were still in Russell Co. in the 1870 AL census, but had moved to Clay Co. by the 1880 AL census. I would like to contact members of the MOODY family. Does anyone know the parents of Mary Ann F. E. MILLER??

DICKSON, HODGE, MURPHY posted by Dee Floyd-Pavey on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

I need any info available on William MURPHY b. 1828 GA, m.Sarah DICKSON 24JAN1858 Russell Co. AL. Two children: John b.1859, and Lavonia b.1866. Lavonia m. John HODGE 10APR1892 in Lee Co. AL. William m. 2nd Emma Dickson 20JAN1874 Lee Co. AL. Two children: Robert b.1877 and Terentia b.1880. William's first son John, was wanted for something(?) and was arrested, but escaped and was never heard from again. I know what happened to John. He married, and had eight children. Any info on anyone in this family please e-mail me!!!!

HEPENSTALL, TILLMAN posted by Sandra McFearin on Monday, February 17, 1997

Need info on ancestors of John & Mary TILLMAN who were in Russell Co., Al in the 1860s. They came from Carroll Co. GA and their children in the 1850 GA census were: James 19, Willis 18, Eleanor 16, Mary 13, twins Martha & Amaratha 12, Edna 8, Eliz. 6, John 4, Sarah HEPENSTALL 19, Mary 1/12. Do you know this family? They left many decendents in the area. John TILLMAN b. 1810 in NC & Mary b NC in 1809 - married ca 1830.

KIRKLEY, SMYRL posted by Shannon Smyrl on Wednesday, March 5, 1997

Would like to contact others researching the SMYRL and KIRKLEY families of Russell County, Alabama. John Parker Smyrl and Rebecca, Kirkley, natives of SC, moved with their family to Russell County, Alabama on or before 1850. All of their family had left Russell County for Texas by the end of 1869.

THWEATT posted by John Thweatt on Saturday, March 8, 1997

My great grandfather lived in Columbus, GA in the pre-civil war years. Some records suggest that he had some connections (family, business, ?). Great Grandfather: John Griffin THWEATT Grandfather: William Bell Thweatt Seeking information on John Griffin Thweatt. John Thweatt, Melbourne< FL

WILLIAMS posted by Debra on Monday, March 10, 1997

I would like any information on the WILLIAMS family of Russell County. He was a cotton broker and plantation owner. The dates I have are from 1850 to at least the early 1900's. The first name that I have been given is John. Mr. Williams was also a School teacher. This is my Great-Grandfather and would appreciate any information. Thank You, Debra Brown E-mail

BIRT, HAYNES, PRESTON posted by Peggy Jones on Tuesday, March 11, 1997

Researching the family of Samuel LeSueur. He was in Russell Co. about 1840. His children were: John B. LeSueur, married Susan PRESTON, William W. LeSueur married Louisiana Matthews, Jane E. LeSueur married William W. BIRT, Mary An LeSueur married Isaac N. PRESTON, Emily H. LeSueur married William Glen HAYNES, and James Napoleon Bonaparte LeSueur married Sarah Jane HAYNES. Will be happy to share information on these families. Peggy Jones

COOK, HEPINSTALL, TILLMAN posted by Sandra McFearin on Wednesday, March 12, 1997

Looking for John & Mary TILLMAN, Russell Co. AL in 1860, Carroll Co. ,GA in 1850 & in 1840 the family was in Coweta Co., AL. The Children were James, Willis, Sarah (married Acostus HEPINSTALL in Carroll Co., Ga), Eleanor, Mary, Twins - Martha & Amaratha, Elizabeth, Edna & John. Martha was called Ellen by the family and Aramatha was called Nimmie. She married a Wm COOK and lived and died in Texas. I am looking for John & Mary Tillman's parents and any other info. Thanks,

BEAMON, GOLDING posted by Jeffrey Palmer on Wednesday, March 19, 1997

BEAMON, Robert G.W. - b. circa 1822 in Ga. Appears in Russell Co. AL 1850 w/1st? wife Mary. By 1860, in Schley Co GA. Robt m. Mary GOLDING in Schley Co on July 15 1858. Robt died from illness contracted during service in Civil War on Aug 20 1864. By 1880, widow Mary was in Barbour Co AL. Any info on Robert or Mary is appreciated!

PUTNAM posted by Michael Putnam on Friday, March 21, 1997

I'm looking for information on the PUTNAM family, particularly John W. Putnam and Andrew J. Putnam, who moved to Hatchachubee before 1870 from Muscogee County, Georgia. I'm not sure if John and Andrew were brothers or whether Andrew was John's uncle, but they lived side-by-side when they first moved to Russell County. I need information about their parents, siblings, or spouses. Any information at all.

KILCREASE, LOGAN, LOGANS, MINOLEE, WEBSTER posted by Peggy Logan on Thursday, March 27, 1997

I am searching for information on LOGANS who lived in Russell Co., AL probably in 1880. Those who may have been there were C. C. LOGAN, b. ca 1866 GA, MINOLEE LOGAN, b. ca 1869GA, WILLIAM THOMAS LOGAN, b. ca 1850 GA, & their sister JANE LOGAN who, it is believed, md. a WEBSTER. Also, their brother JAMES O. LOGAN, b. 1862 GA always said he lived in Russell Co., AL. He md. MARY NANCY KILCREASE of the Russell Co. KILCREASE family. Can anyone help us on our family? We will gladly exchange information. Peggy Logan,

KNIGHT, THOMAS posted by Leonard J. McCown on Saturday, March 29, 1997

THOMAS-KNIGHT - Jacob THOMAS, b. abt 1800 NC, d. aft Jun 1880, Henderson Co., Texas; mar. 1--?-- abt 1823 GA and had 2 children: (1) Elizabeth Eveline, (2) Alfred Sylvester; mar. 2 Lucinday KNIGHT, 6 Jul 1839, Russell Co., Ala. 1850, Union Co., Ark.; 1860, Erath Co., Tex.; 1870-1880, Henderson Co., Texas. Who was first wife? Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

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