Russell County, Alabama

Posted Queries for April thru May 1997

EMFINGER, ENFINGER, INFINGER posted by Robert Earl Woodham on Saturday, April 5, 1997

EMFINGER Searching for records and info on all descendants of the EMFINGER family of Coosa Co. This family is descended from the INFINGER family of Dorchester Co., SC. and Henry EMFINGER who moved from SC to Chambers Co., AL in 1835, then to Russell Co. His children later moved to Coosa Co. and spread from here throughout central Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. ENFINGER FAMILY ASSOCIATION

CATO, CHAPPELL, JOHNSON, TALBERT, TYUS, WALKER, WYNNE posted by James David Walker on Saturday, April 5, 1997

Will share information on WALKER family that resided in Russell County, AL as early as the 1840's. John, Clement, David, and Susannah WALKER are believed to be the children of William WALKER and Elizabeth WYNNE (who lived in the Greene Co., GA area). **(1) John WALKER (abt 1790-1843) married Mary R. "Polly" CHAPPELL TYUS (widow of Joshua TYUS) in Hancock Co, GA in 1821. Ch: Robert M. WALKER; William C. WALKER; James E. WALKER; Elizabeth WALKER; Sarah M. WALKER; Clement W. WALKER; Joseph C. WALKER. John WALKER died in Henry Co.,GA. **(2) Clement WALKER (1800- 1872) married Clary Wooten CATO in Hancock Co., GA in 1828. Ch: James Phillips WALKER; John R. WALKER **(3) David WALKER (b. GA ca. 1802) married Elizabeth TALBERT in Hancock Co., GA in 1827. Ch: Robert WALKER; Elizabeth WALKER; Edmond WALKER. **(4) Susannah WALKER (1805-1885) married Laban Scott JOHNSON in Greene County, GA in 1830. Their children may have included Laban Scott JOHNSON; Robert W. JOHNSON; W. O. JOHNSON.- --I also have information to share on other Russell County WALKER families. James D. Walker

BULLINGTON posted by Martha J. Cherbini on Saturday, April 5, 1997

Looking for info on Margaret L. (Lou, or Lulu) BULLINGTON, my ggrandmother. According to 1900 census in Lamar Co., TX, she was born in 1854 in AL, father born in NC, mother in SC. Family pictures say she was from Russell County, and was probably at least part Native American (family legend was Cherokee). Her marriage to Tinie J. (or Terry Joe) Benson was recorded in Washington Co., MS "colored" marriage records. Have reached a dead end, and would appreciate any clues.

ARRANT posted by Barbara Langham on Saturday, April 12, 1997

I am searching for infromation about the ARRANT family of Russell Co. I have heard that there was an article in the " History of Russel Co.,Al." giving sone details about Peter Arrant,son, Conrad Arrant, and grandson Reddick Arrant. I have one other name James Polk ARRANT who is either Reddick's brother or his son. The Arrant family should be in Russel Co. around1740 or 1750. Can you help me?

BOOKER posted by Kim Day on Saturday, April 12, 1997

George D. BOOKER was born in Phenix City on December 7, 1899. He was the adopted father of my mother and aunt while living in Portland, Oregon in the 1940s. While not a blood relative, he was always "grandpa" to me. Would appreciate news from any living relatives or parallel lines. I'd like to honor George by making sure he has a place in the family tree.

RYDER posted by Carl Ryder on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

RYDER - Seeking info on Benj H. RYDER and mother Caroline, children Jesse, Joseph, Thos C., Ambrose E., Ben and Carrie who were listed in Russell Co AL 1880 census.

GRIGGS, HALL, LAWRENCE, RAY, SANDEFUR, TEMPLES, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON posted by Martha Bradley on Friday, April 25, 1997

I am searching for any information on Drew Americus LAWRENCE and his wife Ida WILLIAMS Lawrence. I am also seeking information on any of their thirteen children. The children's names that I have are Tommy, Drew, Tim, Minnie, Monnie, Warnie, Claudia, Martha, Lewis and Lucille. Lewis and Lucille were twins who died in infancy. Tim Pierce Lawrence married Doris RAY. They are my grandparents. Minnie Bernadette Lawrence married William TEMPLES. Warnie Lawrence married Wilson GRIGGS. Monnie Lawrence married a SANDEFUR. Claudia Lawrence married a WILLIAMSON. Drew Americus Lawrence, Jr. married three times. I am also seeking any and all information on Romulus Pendleton RAY and his wife, Lucy Eliza HALL and any of their descendants. All of the above, with the exception of Lucy Eliza Hall Ray are buried in Girard Cemetery off Sandfort Road in Phenix City. Lucy Eliza Hall Ray and her sister, Martha Clementine Hall Ray married men who were brothers. I am looking for any information on anyone connected with these families.

WILLIAMS posted by Debra on Monday, April 28, 1997

I am looking for information on the John Ellis WILLIAMS family. He was a resident in the Hurtsboro area. This is my Great-grand father. He is possibly buried at Hurtsboro or Society Hill. Any information on him or his life as he lived it. will be greatly appreciated. Debra Brown 334-222-7354 After 5 p.m.

COLLINS, MCCAULEY posted by Jennifer Simpson on Monday, May 5, 1997

I am looking for anyone who knows anything about the COLLINS -Scott House in Phenix City, Alabama. I am related to a Minnie Collins who once lived there. She was my great grandmother. This Minnie Collins was married to William Joseph MCCAULEY. I cannot find any information about the Collins family except that they were from Russell County, Alabama. Either in Phenix City, Alabama or Girard, Alabama. I would appreciate any information on the Collins family. Anyone who knows anything, pleas contact me. Thank you,

SELLERS, THREADGILL posted by Sally Mills on Thursday, May 8, 1997

Seeking information on Thomas F. SELLERS and Nancy T.THREADGILL. They were married in Russell Co. in 1838 and were living there in 1860 according to the census. Who was Thomas' parents? Nancy's parents were William Threadgill and Nancy Smith. Both Thomas and Nancy were born in North Carolina. Some of their children were Elisha Thomas, William, Amanda, Mathilda, Aletha(Letha) and Riley.

FOSTER posted by Jeffrey Butler on Monday, May 12, 1997

I am seeking information on JIM FOSTER and HURLEY FOSTER noted below: FOSTER, JIM 252-28-7764 (GA) b. 04 Feb 1898 d. Jan 1979 lr. 31906 (Columbus, Muscogee, GA) lp. 36867 (Phenix City, Russell, AL) FOSTER, HURLEY his dad Need Hurley's wife and parents.

ODOM, WHELESS posted by Judy allen on Sunday, May 25, 1997

Sion WHELESS and Nancy Jane ODOM married 28 October 1847, in RUSSELL CO., AL. I am looking for the parents of Nancy Jane ODOM. Are they Jacob and Mary ODOM that are on the 1850 Russell Co census with the following children? William, Martha, Eliza, Aaron, James, John and Andrew. Any information of the ODOM'S or WHELESS of Russell Co., Al . will be appericated.

BURT, DAVIS, OWENS, TRICE posted by Ina Davis Toms on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

I am looking for information on the DAVIS family that lived in Glennville, Russell Co., AL. My Grandfather was William Henry DAVIS who was married to Mary Ina BURT. William's father was John Gardner DAVIS who was married to Sara Louisa OWENS, the daughter of Rev. James Nehemiah OWENS. John's father was Gardner Henry DAVIS, who was married to Mary Martha TRICE. Gardner's father was John Gardner DAVIS who came from VA to NC to GA to Alabama. At one time, in Glennville, AL. At one time, the settlement was known as Davisville, possibly because the eleven Davis children settled within walking distance of one another. I would love to hear from anyone with any information on this family! Thanks!

DAVIS, IVEY posted by Ina Davis Toms on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

I am looking for information on the Barna IVEY family from Glennville, Russell Co., AL. Barna IVEY born in Lenoir Co., NC where he was married to Alcy Ann DAVIS, the daughter of Malachi DAVIS. The Barna IVEY plantation house is still standing in Glennville's historical district, and is beautiful. I understand that several of Barna and Alcy Ann's children stayed in the general area and that there are now great great grandchildren living in the area. I would love to share information with anyone with information on this family, or just interested in this family. Thanks!

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