Sumter County Alabama

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Randall Rhodes Wed, 29 Apr 1998 12:41:50 +0200
WILLIS, Elijah, b.1780/1790, Carteret Co, NC, married Sarah BISHOP, daughter of Asa BISHOP. Resided in Sumter Co, listed in 1840 census next to son, Horatio WILLIS, who married Abigail STYRON. Also next to his son-in-law, John H. RHODES, who married Eliza WILLIS. John and Eliza moved to Brazos Co, Tx in the early 1880's. Any information appreciated. Randy Rhodes.

SHERCROP Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:54:44 -0400
Thomas and William KENNEDY came to Alabama along with the MCDOWELLS and PILKINGTONS around 1800. Toni Cusack MATTHEWS

Mary A. DeBevec18 Apr 1998 12:54:33 -0700
Phillip David DUREN b. 7 Sept 1838 Sumter Co. AL m. Margaret BROTHERS 18 Aug 1827 Sumter Co. (?) His parents John DUREN (1774) & Winifred EZELL(1777). The family was in TX by 1847. Spent sometime in MS. Anyone searching these name Houston, Bradley ,Newberry, Deavenport, McGill, Cundiff, COLE, HUDSON, PATTON, BLACK, DALEY, JONES, SMYTHE.

G. MostellaSat, 4 Apr 1998 02:14:09 -0600
Seeking any data on Cut MOSTILLER, NFI a slave of Joel MOSTILLER in St Clair County, AL. Seeking descendants of Joel and anyone having knowledge of wills, bills of sale on slaves, marriages, anything involving slaves. 

Patsy LukeTue, 31 Mar 1998 16:39:58 -0500
LUKE , John, born SC. Mother, Mary LUKE died Tallapoosa, AL, 1858. Searching for any information on this LUKE family. John LUKE is listed on the AL census index 1860 -Sumter p. 213. Any info. appreciated. Patsy Luke.

Anne Nicholson Crocker Sat, 28 Mar 1998 12:28:24 -0500
Looking for any connections to the COBB families (John B. COBB, early settler) of Sumter Co. and the NICHOLSONs who lived across the state line in Kemper Co., MS. My greatgrandfather was George Thomas NICHOLSON, wife Hassie (Hasseltine) COBB.

Betty Stokes Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:43:49 -0600
Does anyone know where Robert H. DAVIS, on the 1850 census of Sumter Co., AL, lived before moving to Sumter Co? His son, Sidney Ancel DAVIS married Frances Etta CRENSHAW in Sumter Co., AL in 1842.

PonybetMon, 23 Mar 1998 19:51:19
Looking for info on Sam STALLWORTH that married MARY FRANCES FALKENBURRY , in the early 1900s , in Sumter Co . AL . Thanks , Jennie

Elizabeth ChatterjeeSun, 22 Mar 1998 18:35:11 -0600
SWILLEY - Looking for descendents of Samuel SWILLEY (1797 to 1863) and Martha Anderson NEWTON (1800 TO 1831). Both were born in Georgia and later moved to Sumter County, building a large plantation known as Swilley's Bend out side of Gainsville on the Tombigbee River. There children, as I know them, are Mary Lamanda b 1831 (my ggggrandmother), Sarah b 1831, Martha A b 1835, Emily T b 1839, and William J b 1841. Mary Lamanda married Henry G. JOHNSTON, Sarah married a Mr. GRANT, Martha A. married Robert B. JOHNSTON. I do not have information on the other SWILLEY siblings. Is there anyone else researching this line? I would like to hear from you. Elizabeth Graham Chatterjee.

Jack E. Burk Sun, 22 Feb 1998 15:54:26 -0800
I am looking for any information I can find on a Isiah PHIPPS as listed in the 1850 Census for Sumter County, Alabama as listed on page 308. Any information as to other members of the family etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance for any assistance that you might be able to offer. Jack E. Burk 1523 Third St. Susanville, California 96130

Nancy GriffithTue, 17 Feb 1998 09:30:21 -0500
I am interested in obtaining information about Henry TUGGLE, who was listed in the 1840 census for Sumter County. I believe he was a native of South Carolina; he later settled in Arkansas.

John HopeTue, 17 Feb 1998 13:07:55 -0500
I am looking for information on Salmon Squires MERRIMAN. He reportedly died in Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama in 1842. I would like to confirm that with a cemetery record, obit, etc.

John HopeTue, 17 Feb 1998 11:15:10 -0500
I am looking for information on the death of Salmon Squires MERRIMAN. Reportedly he died in 1842 in Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama. He had lived there for less than a year. His widow, Laura (BOWEN) (CLARK) MERRIMAN then moved to Grass Lake, Jackson County, Michigan with their children. I would like to confirm the death through cemetery records, obits, etc. Do you know anyone who could help? I would be willing to pay reasonable fees. John Hope

Myrle WheatMon, 05 Jan 1998 09:23:15 -0500
My gfather was Richard Chatham WHEAT, Born in 1866. The 1900 census of Ouachita Parish, La. states that he was born in Ala He married Mary HOLLIE who had a mother named Sarah Jane maiden name unknown. Indication are that they may have came from either Pickens, Sumter, or Tuscaloosa counties. If you have any knowledge or know of any books that list any of these persons I will appreciate communicating with you. Myrle Wheat

Terry&Sarah McMillan Wed, 21 Jan 1998 11:12:08 -0600
MCMILLAN, Robert Mose, b1-9-1847 in AL (Death Cert), LA (1910 MS Census), MS (1900 MS Census). Married Lydia FUTCH 8-9-1876 in Scott CO., MS. d 12-23-1916 in Scott CO., MS. Had brother named Drew, b 1844, d 1922 in Scott Co., MS. Possible that he had another brother named Dan. His parents as listed on Death cert were Dan and Mary MCMILLAN (all born in AL). Family lore is that when Dan, Sr died the 3 boys were sent to AL (Sumter, AL possibly) to live with a Mrs. HORN (HORNE), Dan's sister. Looking for more info on Robert, his brothers, and any sisters. Also searching for any info on Dan and Mary MCMILLAN. Address: 1936 Old Hwy 80 Forest, MS 39074; phone 601-469-3249 .

Terrance H Fregly Wed, 21 Jan 1998 18:52:07 -0800
I wonder if any one in Sumter Co knows of or is related to and has info abt James Patrick SAVAGE . He was supposed to be the first clerk of the court and was to have lived in Sumter co from 1832 to 1837 when he died . His family was from Clarke co Al and he married a Mary BRADFORD. I an seeking any info on the BRADFORD and SAVAGE clan. they ended up in Ashley co Ar , Portland in 1860 -- Terrance H Fregly P O Box 3886 Tallahassee, FL 32315-3886.  and

Mark Etheridge Wed, 28 Jan 1998 23:07:40 +0000
I've been trying for ages to get some info on my ancestor, William ETHERIDGE, who bought land in Sumter County on 5 Dec 1834, adjacent to a tract purchased by someone named David ETHERIDGE. I believe Davis was his brother. William died was born 17 May 1792 in "the Carolinas" and died in Sumter County on 4 June 1841. I am told he is buried in a small family plot outside Livingston, between Livingston and the Tombigbee River. I also know there are some paper at the courthouse concerning his surviving wife (Susannah Margaret WILSON) and their children. I am searching for William's father, and anything else I can manage to get. I would love to get in contact with anyone else doing research on this line. Thank you, Mark Etheridge

Harry M. Allison Tue, 30 Dec 1997 18:33:19 EST
My grandfather Thomas F. ALLISON, was born in York(Sumter Co.), AL, Aug. 21, 1855. His father was Charles A. ALLISON. Am seeking further info on sibs of Thomas F. ALLISON and any info on Charles A. ALLISON.Thank you.

M. Carpenter 97-11-15 10:00:08 EST
My name is M. Carpenter and I am doing the research for my fiancee Adolph Yarrell whose family originated in Lauderdale County, MS. Robert RADCLIFF (mullato) (DOB 1862) married Pearlie YARRELL (DOB June 21, 1866) on January 13, 1887. Robert's mother was named Rachel (mullato) and father's name unknown. Pearlie was the daughter of Simon YARRELL Sr. and Dee or Delia WOBBINGTON. They lived in Toomsuba, Ms. Pearlie attended Good Hope School. Pearlie YARRELL had 3 brothers, Charlie who married Fannie KENNEDY Simon who married Alice KENNEDY and Waughney who married Hattie. She also had 4 sisters, Lillian who married Marcellis BREWSTER Velma - never married Ida who married Willie PATTON and Francis who married Alex HALL. Robert had 3 brothers, Dan, Henry, and Charlie 1 sister Lula who married Robert LOFTON. Robert RADCLIFF and Pearlie YARRELL had 9 children, Maybell who married Mack Henry BETTS Issac who married Anna Willie who married Estell Robert, Jr. who married Maezella Simon who married Dualee Ullysses who married Margarette Ruby who married James PRINGLE Ella who married P.G. LOFTON and Eugene who married Maureen. Robert and Pearlie purchased land (presently known as "Radcliff Bottom") from J.E. SHARMAN on Feb. 15, 1896. Robert was a charter member of the HBA Funeral Home.
I received your list of information regarding Nancy Emily YARRELL. Upon further checking, I found some YARRELLs in Issaquena County, MS. The 1900 US census for Issaquena County, Beat #1, dated June 7, 1900, Enumeration Dist 30, Supv. Dist 3, Sheet # 6A, Line/Page 34 lists a Thomas YEARL (YARRELL), black male age 75 who was a boarder of C. John STANTON. It also lists a Fannie YARRELL who I think may be his wife or daughter. Thomas was born in MS and his parents were born in Martin County, VA. Fannie was born in MS and her parents were born in N. Carolina. I believe these are Adolph's great-great grandfather & grandmother. I have no idea at this time who Thomas' parents were, but I think he might be linked to Wilson YARRELL of N.Carolina. I also found a Simon YARRELL, Sr., Black male age 57 who I think is the son of Thomas YEARL (YARRELL). He is listed with a wife named Deanner? and three children, Belmar, Lillie and Simon Jr. (US Census, Lauderdale County, Beat #5, dated June 19, 1900, ED 28, Supv. Dist 3, Pg. 34, Line 78). There is also another listing for Simon, Sr. with a wife named Diana and children named Pearly, Ida, Warny, Charlie, and Simon, Jr. (Lauderdale Co, Beat #5, Pg. 24) This coincides with the information we already had on the family. I think Thomas YEARL (YARRELL) is Adolph's great-great-grandfather ,Simon Sr. is his great grandfather and Simon Jr. is his grandfather. The information we obtained from family members said Simon Sr. was a "rolling stone" and had several other wives and families. Simon, Jr. was his son. Simon Jr. is the father of Adolph's father, Ernest Reese YARRELL. The 1990 US Census for Lauderdale County, Beat # 1, dated June 7, 1900 ED 30a, Sheet 16B, Line 73 lists a Warren YARRELL, black male age 24 and wife Liza and daughter Pearl. I don't know yet how he is linked. In the 1790 US Census a Thomas YARRELL and a Wilson YARRELL are mentioned. Thomas was white and Wilson was black. I don't know if Wilson was a slave of Thomas or not. I also discovered some YARRELLs in Georgia. However their name was spelled "WORRELL" but was listed under the Soundex Code of Y640 which is the code for YARRELL. I'm trying to find out more information about Rose YARRELL who married Charles CHERRY (DOB Beaufort Co. N.C.) date of death Abt 1818 in Montgomery Co., TN and had a daughter named Milly YARRELL CHERRY. Do you have any more information on Rose YARRELL? Who was her father and mother and did she live in Lauderdale County,MS? I have a marriage record for P.W. YARRELL and Mollie WINSTON (mullato) in Lauderdale Co, Ms. on Dec. 9, 1893. P.W. YARRELL was born May 22, 1845 in Lauderdale County, MS and was the son of William Franklin YARRELL. There is also a Jared S. YARRELL, Jarrad P. and Jarrad Y. YARRELL who possibly lived in Lauderdale Co. The 1850 Census for MS lists Jared YARRELL and a son Thomas F. (age 9). I can't seem to find anymore information on these people. I received an e-mail from Jeannette K. Howell ( who sent me information on her ancestors, Nancy Emily YARRELL, daughter of William Franklin YARRELL (DOB 6/15/1822)and Rebecca Jane ROBERTS. They had two other children, Mary J. Virginia YARRELL and Pearce William YARRELL but I can't find out any information on them. Could they possibly be descendants of Rose YARRELL and Milly YARRELL? I'm trying to finish this research for my fiance, Adolph YARRELL (DOB 10/23/49), who is in the hospital in Wisconsin waiting on a heart transplant. He had previously found some of his relatives in MS., i.e. Simon YARRELL (DOB 7\27\1866 and DOD March 20, 1941) who married Delia WOBBINGTON in Lauderdale CO.,MS. He also had an early Name of Matthew YARRELL (1600's) but couldn't connect him with anyone.

Karen MulderSun, 16 Nov 1997 12:35:30 -0800 (PST)
I am interested in information relating to Samuel H. COFFMAN who came to Sumter Co. in the 1830's from Shenandoah County, VA, and m. Susan MITCHELL on >22 Oct 1836 in Sumter Co. In 1839 S.H.  COFFMAN's will is probated in Sumter Co. and Susan COFFMAN is left with one daughter, Virginia Elizabeth COFFMAN, and carrying a second child, a son, born a short time later. There are 4 folders of papers relating to Mr. COFFMAN's estate settlement in the Al Archives, and I have seen them. But I do not know where he is buried, and I am interested in his business which was under the name, DEWITT COFFMAN AND CO. He states in his will that he is "connected" in that business with Samuel COFFMAN, Erasmus COFFMAN and Dewitt COFFMAN, and I wonder if several of them were still in VA. Listed as executors of his will are James PARKER, Robert F. HOUSTON, John H. HOPKINS, and Dewitt COFFMAN. Does anyone have information on any of these above named?

Cynthia Dean Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:09:08 -0800
JARMAN, Obediah, born c1816 in Jones Co. NC. Married Ann RODDY/RHODDY/RHODES in Sumter Co. 1844. In 1850 census of Sumter Co. had children: William b. c1839, Henry b. c1844, Nancy J. born 1850. If you know any connections to these people, please let me know.

Charles A. StephensSat, 1 Nov 1997 16:53:12 -0800
COLLINS, Meredith.  Meredith COLLINS lived in Sumter Co. at the time he was the administrator of the Estate of Elisha COLLINS who had died in Lauderdale County, Ms. Probate occurred over period from 1842-1845. What was the relationship of Meredith COLLINS to Elisha COLLINS? How long had Meredith COLLINS been in Alabama? Where did he come from? Where did he first buy land? Information to exchange.

Bill Latham Thu Oct 2 12:33:47 1997
I am looking for the Brothers, Sister, Parents, and ancestor of John P. JACKSON born Sept 6, 1891 died May 10, 1931 and his wife Nannie Elizabeth PATTON born 1881. These people are by grandparents and I wish to trace my ancestor back as far as I can. I do have information on the ancestor of Nannie Elizabeth PATTON as far back as before the American revolutions to a Blackshire. I will gladly share any information I have.

Donna Lawrence Wed Oct 8 01:10:41 1997
I am interested in any information concerning MEADOR (MEADOWS), HUSBANDS, WISE, COUGHMAN, ROBERTS and TIMS in and around Sumter County. Also Native American links.

Randy Rhodes Sat Sep 20 18:56:11 1997
WALTON/DAVIS: Looking for info on Richard J. WALTON, b.1816 SC/d.1866 Sumter Co. AL, m. Rachel L. DAVIS, b.1819 AL. They married in Sumter County in 1838, were living in Choctaw Co. in 1850, and back in Sumter in 1860. Census showed only initials for children, being J.W., E.E., E.A., J.P., J.T., M.E., & R.J. E.E. was ELIZABETH, who married BRYANT RHODES, also of Sumter & Greene counties. Would like to know parents of Richard J. WALTON & Rachel L. DAVIS.

Carol Shrader Sun Sep 14 07:06:11 1997
I am seeking information on the parents of my gg-grandfather Pleasant CRENSHAW, born SC 1813 or 1815. His 1st wife Elizabeth was born about 1810 in GA. Because of the naming of the children I suspect Elizabeth maiden name or Pleasant's mother's maiden name to be DARVEL. I am also suspect of the names William, James, Anel, & Pleasant as possible fathers. Pleasant CRENSHAW had migrated to Neshoba County, MS by 1843, when his oldest child was born. I suspect that he was living in Alabama with relatives in 1840. I believe that he may be associated in some way with either the HOUSTON, GULLY, or CALCOAT families.

Niler Pyeatt Mon Sep 1 06:18:51 1997
Looking for information on Robert Elam TANNER. He was born in Virginia in 1824. He married Mary Jane ??? abt 1866 she was also born in Virginia in 1846. There children were all born in Alabama and include the following: John b 1867, Emmaline Elizabeth b. Aug 1870, Mary b. 1873, Florence b. 1875, Leonard b. 1877, and Charley b. 1879. They were residence of Sumter County in the 1870s and 1880s. The 1880 Census Soundex places them in E.D. 166 on Sheet 6, Line 1. Any additional information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Jerry K. Bryan Fri Aug 29 14:15:59 1997
Looking for parents and siblings of John Wesley BRYAN (T). He married Mary Jane MCCARTY in Alabama in 1839 and had four children there: Franklin, b.1840;Mary, b.1842; Thomas,b.1846 and Rilla, b.1848. He moved to Leake Co., MS in 1849.

Daniel Anderson Fri Aug 22 16:29:43 1997
I am researching my great grandparents and my grandparents. My great grandfather was born in Sumter County. His name was Thomas Eugene ANDERSON and his wife's name was Louise PENDER. They had 7? kids one being Joseph Marion ANDERSON. He was born in 1905 and married Evelyn Marie STILWELL in 1944 in Epes. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Randy DeCuir Sun Aug 24 17:34:07 1997
Seeking info on James O PARISH who stated in 1910 that he was born in 1827 at Sumter Co., Alabama. His grandmother Rhoda Leander TREVATHAN also lived in Sumter at one time.

Mike Smith Wed Aug 20 12:57:26 1997
I'm looking for information on Hiram PAYNE, who evidently owned land in Sumter County around the 1820s.

Sandra D. Johnson Sat Aug 16 00:07:30 1997
Looking for info on Mr. Sandy DAVIS b. in Gainesville, Alabama Sumter County. Possibly born in 1899. Believe his parents were John and Katie {TERRELL} Davis. If you have any info contact me.

Abraham Davis, Jr. Sun Aug 17 09:21:57 1997
My Great Grandfather was named Eli TARATT. He died September 2, 1924 and is buried at Jones Creek Cemetary in Epes, Alabama. I sent off to Montgomery for his death certificate so I could find out who his parents were. They did a search and could not find his death certificate. Do you have any information as how I could go about locating his death certificate. How was deaths recorded in 1924? Please e-mail me if you know or can give me any information on the TARTT family in Sumter County, Alabama.

Leon Taylor, Jr. Sun Aug 17 08:31:53 1997
I'm researching Col. Robert C. PAYNE who came into Alabama abt.1817-first in : Conecuh ,Sumter, and finally Clarke County in 1853. He died in 1856. I'm interested in all information and documentation regarding him and the settlement ,inventory, and administration of his estate. I'm particularly interested in documentation related to the sale of his Sunflower Bend estate. In which year did this sale occur? Who purchased the property? Did he leave a will? How large was the property? Where is Robert PAYNE buried? etc.

J. D. Means Wed Aug 6 11:56:28 1997
Does anyone know anything about Dr. Albert Henry SMITH who practiced medicine in Greene and Sumter Co., AL in the 1840s and 1850s. I have evidence but not proof of his ancestry. Also John P. SMITH who lived in Autauga, & Greene Co. AL and Lauderdale Co., MS

Leslie F. Royce Mon Jul 28 21:26:31 1997
Seeking to locate any family connected to a John H. WILSON who lists his birthplace as Scotland, and his wife was Caroline DENMARK, birthplace Alabama. Their daughter Catherine Caroline WILSON married to Fielding TURNER, in 1850 Shreveport, LA.  Fielding TURNER and wife move to Mobile, Alabama and reside there until 1870 when he dies.  Caroline TURNER lived until 1914 and dies in Mobile, Alabama. Names of parents obtained from her death certificate. Have much TURNER information to exchange, but nothing on WILSON or DENMARK. Please reply. Thank you, Leslie Royce

Randy Rhodes Thu Jul 31 13:34:24 1997
Looking for information on the family of Bryant RHODES. His widow Elizabeth Avery RHODES, moved with her family to Sumter Co. after 1836 and resided there till the 1880's when they moved to Texas. Children were John, Mary, William, Richard, Everett, James, Moses & Sarah.

Kathleen Clark Sullivan Sat Jul 26 12:00:57 1997
I am looking for Robert James BLAKENEY born in Belmont, Sumter Co. Ala. 12 24 1836 married Mary Jane BLAKENEY born 5 16 1830.  According to the info I have they later moved to Athens, Texas. They had five daughters ,Mary Louise, Ophelia Davis, Fannie Morgan, Temperance Ann, &Sallie Eugenia. They also had two sons Robert James Jr, & John R. BLAKENEY. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rob Barton Sat Jul 26 16:58:45 1997
Seeking the descendants of the following HALLs and PIPPIN/ENs lines. William P. HALL,b. abt 1814, m. Rebecca C. PARKER 1836 in Sumter County, by 1850 had 3 children, Patrick H., Louisa A. & Alphonzo A HALL. By 1860 the family was in northern Choctaw County but they may have lived in the area that was annexed in 1850. William P. HALL's brother, Peleg P. HALL, b. about 1824 in Greene County, AL, was caring for his mother, Penelope, in northern Choctaw County in 1860 census and may never have moved but perhaps was in the area annexed. John P. HALL another brother of the previously mentioned group, may have been the eldest son of Robert "Clark" HALL and his wife Penelope PIPPIN. In 1842 John was elected to the position of Justice of the Peace in Sumter but gave up the position and may have moved to Mobile. James M. HALL, b. about 1832 in Greene County, in the 1850 census was living in Peleg's household, may be the J.M. HALL that married a HAMIL in Sumter after the war. Zachariah HALL, b. abt. 1833, in 1850 census was living with brother, Peleg HALL. Sarah P. HALL, b. in the late 1820s is believed to be a sister, married James E. KNOTT in 1845 in Sumter County. Rebecca HALL, b. 1815, Franklin County, NC, a known sister, married Austin HITT, no date found, have some descendant info on her. Susan HALL, b. ?, in 1849 married Daniel GRIFFIN, is believed to be one of the three sisters but this is speculation on my part since I cannot link her to the other HALL families in Sumter county. Kerney Cotton (may be Colton) HALL, b. 1818, Franklin Co., NC, married 1.)Hettie S. WALLACE in Sumter County in 1846 and 2.) Sarah E. WELLS in 1863 in Sumter Co. K.C. HALL died on his farm near Cuba, AL in 1874. KC's is my line and I have tons of data on about half of his descendants. Lastly I am trying to determine if the was a Durham HALL was a son of Clark and Penelope. If he was, I need to confirm this and can then link the family back to Virginia. Now for the PIPPIN/ENs. I am seeking the descendants of Loftis PIPPIN/EN and his wife, Mary HALL. Mary was R."Clark" HALL's older sister, and Loftis PIPPIN/EN was Penelope's older brother. Robert Clark PIPPIN/EN was their son and he was a Justice of the Peace in Sumter County in the 1840s also. "Clark" PIPPIN/EN married Priscilla HATTER in Greene County, in 1834. Clark PIPPIN/EN died in York, AL in 1881. If anyone thinks they Might be descended from either of these two lines please contact me.

Dick N. Cope Fri, 25 Jul 1997 23:10:51 -0500
My greatgrandmother Martha was born in Greene Co. abt 1836 to Thomas and Malinda BREWER GOODBREAD. Her parents were married in Marengo Co. in 1833 but started west to Texas in 1850's from Sumter Co. I'm trying to locate Martha with her three VAN DORN children after she married a man named BIRD, I believe to have been in Ala. Thanks, Barbara Nance Cope

Charles A. Stephens Mon Jul 7 21:17:44 1997
COLLINS, Meredith. Who was this man? Where did he come from? Was he a son or Grandson of Elisha COLLINS of Greene Co. Ala and Lauderdale Co. Ms.

Diane Rogers Sun Jun 22 20:25:01 1997
I would appreciate any information on the family of William and Edith TIMS. They were living in Sumter Co., in 1840 and a few of their children were married here: John and Jane(KNIGHT) Tims md.1837; James M. and Elizabeth(PETTY) TIMS md. 1841; John and Sarah(TIMS) COKER md. 1841. Thank-you!

Agness Wiggins Gunter Tue Jun 17 15:30:37 1997
I have been researching the WIGGINS families in North Carolina and trying to match them up with those who moved on south and west. The 1850 census for Sumter county has some WIGGINSes who were born in NC. Elisha WIGGINS age 52 seems to be from Edgecombe Co.,NC; he is listed with Elizabeth age 45,Sarah A.B. 20, Rebecca 17, Naoma 15, Elizabeth 13 and Wm W 12. Andrew J.WIGGINS age 32 is listed with Mary A. 23,George W. 8,Charles 6,Franklin 4 and Elizabeth 1, and Jesse W WIGGINS 31. He seems to be from Hertford Co.,NC. Does anyone know anything about any of these WIGGINSes? I would like to share info! Agness Gunter,6833 Wade Drive,Apex,NC 27502

Bob Crook Tue Jun 17 20:02:48 1997
BARNES/WHITE in Sumter county, AL. Seeking info on John R. BARNES (b. ca 1810 SC), Justice of the Peace in Sumter county for many years. Married Nancy WHITE (b. 1822 KY) and had seven children...Ann E., John Thomas, Albert Gallatin, Bettie, Martha F., Agnes A., and Robert A. Barnes. My ancestor, Martha F., married George C. HICKMAN (b. ca 1851). Any info would be appreciated and info shared.

Margaret Miller Thu Jan 16 13:25:51 1997
Seeking name and address of lady at York, Sumter Co., AL., who stated in a note to a correspondent that her deceased mother-in-law's great- grandfather was Henry ROBERTS of Clarke Co., MS., that his first wife was the sister of Mick [Michael?] MILLER, that the family was Irish and from SC. Am attempting to identify the wife and children of John MILLER who was father of the said Micheal MILLER. Another son who was in Clarke Co., MS., was George. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Margaret Miller

susan clark antley Thu Jan 16 18:26:04 1997
seek info on ANTLEY family from clark county alabama. James CLARK, William Franklin CLARK. Also the THORN(E) family from sumter county alabama.

Rita Knight Wed Jan 29 18:58:06 1997
Looking for info on NORRIS in Walker or Fayette co's in Alabama . Will exchange info

W. R. Pyle Fri Jan 31 19:13:42 1997
Looking for information on BLANKENSHIP Family in the Talladega, Alabama area, in the 1800 era. Also looking for MCCLELLAN Family in same area and the ROBERTS Family in Jackson, Co. Alabama area. If any one has any information please let me know. Thanks. These people also lived in the ironton area of Talladega, Co. Alabama

Pam Dorsey Mon Feb 10 15:59:31 1997
I am looking for any information on Ada Lee GROOM b. 1872 d. 1-4-1949 buried in Moblie. She married Peter Joseph PAUL b. Mar 23, 1867 New Orleans also buried in Mobile. I need any info at all concerning these people. Thanks. Also info on daughter Lee Etta PAUL marrried to Rod TRILCK.

Debra Burhite Wed Feb 12 12:59:03 1997
I am searching for a Mary Frances BURCHFIELD. She is from Alabama. Lived in Paducah,Ky in 1954. She was born in the 1930's. Any info on her or any family please contact me.

Morris Lamberson Wed Feb 12 14:32:42 1997
I am looking for information on my grandpa - Elijah LAMBERSON - He was born about 1818 in SC (not sure of county) later moved west and was on Tippah cty MI census in 1850. He married a person from AL, so I am hoping to get some leads from AL - not sure if he lived in Al. In the 1950s the family moved to Independence co AR. Any information would be appreciated. Morris Lamberson, 951 Joseph Dr., Conway, AR 72032

Jean Brand Sun Feb 16 09:24:38 1997
Looking for HARMAN and NANCY (POSEY) DAVIS both born SC, moved to Winston Co., Ala abt 1839. Had children, Joseph, b: 1820 SC, Lucinda ,b: 11-04- 1821 m: John H. York, Mary A, b: 2-27-1823, m: Larkin Poe, Van Thomas, b: 1826 GA, m: Louise INGLE, Thomas b: 1828 GA, Margaret b: 1830 GA, Sarah b: 1832, m: James R. MARTIN, Jasper, b: 1834 Ala, William Lee, b: 1835, ALA, m: Mary Ann BLACKWELL, Nancy Evaline b: 1837 Ala, m: Alexander BLACKWELL, James Robert, b: 1840 ALA, m: Millie BLACKWELL, RACHEL , b; 1843 ALA, m: James C. KIKER, Martha b: 1847 Ala or MS. Anyone having any information on any of these families members, please contact me. Thank you.

Janeva Bailey Mon Mar 3 14:54:24 1997
I am looking for information on the parents of Rebecca Frances MEADOR b abt 1836 in Sumpter Co. AL. My grandfather insisted that she (his grandmother) was on the trail of tears as a child and was half Cherokee. She died abt 1905 in Ardmore, OK.

Jean Guice Sat Feb 15 08:34:04 1997
Researching BEAZLEYS. Moved from VA to Sumter Co. in 1830's. William A. BEAZLEY born 1761 in Caroline Co., Va. His son, Harrison Coleman BEAZLEY, was born in 1820.

Jo Carolyn Beebe Sat Feb 8 11:32:32 1997
Allen GLOVER of Warren Co GA married Harriett CASTLEBERRY in Upson Co GA in 1827. After her death he married again. An Allen GLOVER married Retta SHELTON on June 21 1836 in Sumter Co. Is this the same Allen?

Chris Summers Sun Feb 9 09:25:31 1997
Looking for someone to look for a Joseph Gaston INGRAM living in Sumter Co. in 1840. If census information is published, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could look it up and pass on info to me.

Kay Parker McCary Sat Mar 15 19:02:40 1997
COATS/COATE/COATES, FLUCKER: I am interested in sharing information with anyone who may have info on these two families that lived in Sumter, Wilcox, & Greene Co. Thanks. Kay Parker McCary, Milam, Sabine County, Texas

Bart Sinclair Wed Mar 26 13:49:37 1997
Peter and William R. SINCLAIR were in Sumter Co., AL, in 1850. They both were in Perry Co., AL, for the 1830 census. When did they move? Is there any information about other SINCLAIRs in Sumter Co. around this time? William R. was apparently in Perry Co. by 1832, but some evidence suggests that Peter was in TN in 1835-1837.

cdallen Sun Mar 30 09:26:09 1997
looking for Joseph Washington WHEAT and father James WHEAT in Sumter Co., AL

Betty shaw Tue Apr 1 07:03:48 1997
Looking for information on a John D. SHAW (husband's g grandfather). John was a member of the South Sumter Guard during the Ciivil War, reportedly was wounded, and subsequently died "at home" of injuries received. He is listed on the Civil War Memorial @ the Courthouse in Livingston, AL. Last record of him is in the 1860 Sumter Co Census. It lists he and his wife Masonline Jane (GREEN) SHAW and their baby Jane, age 1, residing in Intercourse (now Siloam) near York, AL. We can trace his wife and daughter on to Baldwin and eventually Mobile County, AL. There is, however, no further record of John, nor can we find a burial site after extensive cemetery searches Any information will be appreciated..

Sue Harris Sun Apr 20 14:01:38 1997
William CHAMBERS & wife Mary HOWARD(?) b NC, moved to near Sumterville ca 1845. Members Sumterville Methodist Church. She d 1861. Did he die there or move? I found no probate records. Son Thomas J. m widow Martha Ann (KNIGHT) RICHARDSON, 1868. Daughter Nancy S. m Harper SPANN 1867; she in Dallas Co., TX as widow, 1880. Other ch, John A. & Robert H. Need more info on all. Glad to share. Thanks.

Sue Harris Sun Apr 20 14:11:35 1997
William A. (Allison?) ARCHIBALD b ca 1814 Union Co., SC; moved to Greene Co., AL ca 1826 with his mother Martha (ARCHIBALD) PATTON, widow of William PATTON, Jr. His wife was Harriet Minerva ? Had at least 9 ch born ca 1842-1863: Susan M., John J., Elizabeth C., Rufus C., Martha J., W. H., C. G., E. B., & one born in 1863 acc. to C.W. letters of his nephew. William A. & Martha (his mother) sold Greene Co. land 1834. He moved to Sumter by June 1840. Bought many parcels of land near Sumterville; sold all in Feb. 1869. Where did he go? What was Harriet's maiden name? Where married? Need more on children. Thanks for any help.

Sue Harris Sun Apr 20 14:30:02 1997
William BEASLEY b ca 1778, NC? Lived Baldwin Co., GA, bef 1812, with 1st wife Martha SHEPPARD, d/o Charles SHEPPARD, who d bef Nov 1812. William served in War of 1812, Baldwin Co.; m/2 Temperance JACKSON, d/o Randle JACKSON, 1814. Moved to Pike Co. with Jacksons. William d 1827 intestate. When Barbour Co. formed, JACKSONS & BEASLEYS lived there. Who were parents of William BEASLEY & how related to John G. BEASLEY, born Anson Co., NC?? who m Martha ALLUMS 1820, Baldwin Co. John G. & Martha died in Barbour Co.; JACKSONS to Sumter Co. Any help appreciated! Glad to share.

Sue Harris Sun Apr 20 15:16:36 1997
Thomas P. (G.?) WILSON, b 1811 TN, m Elizabeth BEASLEY, b 1820 GA, 1838, Sumter Co., AL. She d/o William BEASLEY & Temperance JACKSON. Did Thomas have first wife & child in Barbour Co., AL, 1830, where lived near Jacksons? Thomas & Eliz. to Panola Co., MS, bef 1850, then to St. Francis Co., AR, 1860. Where did they go after that, & where & when did they die? Who were Thomas' parents? Their son Orville Harrison WILSON, my ggf, to Dallas Co., TX, 1869, from MS (acc to obituary). Need info on other ch: Sarah A., William, Mary J., James, others?

Sue Harris Mon Apr 28 14:27:14 1997
Randle JACKSON b 1763 Brunswick Co., VA, d 1838 Sumter Co., m Eliz. TINDALE(KENDALL?) b 1776 SC d 1854 Sumter Co. They were org. Beth. Bap. Ch, Pike Co., AL, 1824 & Old Bethany Bap. Ch, Sumter Co, 1833. Bur at Sumterville Meth. Ch Cem. Ch: Temperance, m1 Wm BEASLEY; m2 ? SHIPMAN bef 1846; Jacinth m Prudence ALLUMS; Hiram m Sally ARTHUR; Peter; Ephraim m Rhoda ? ; William R.; Drury m Mary ALLUMS; Susan m Richard PRINCE; Seaborn Andrew m1 Tabitha Ann RICHARDSON, Sumter Co., m2 Martha A.M. JACKSON, Noxubee Co., MS. Need help w/ par of Randle & Eliz. JACKSON, Wm BEASLEY's anc & siblings; ID of Mr. SHIPMAN. Have some info on ch of Randle & Eliz.; would welcome more. My anc was Temperance. Glad to share.

Donna Rogers Wed May 7 09:26:37 1997
I,m looking for information David D. WATT and wife Abbey. They lived in sumpter county and were found on the 1850 cencus. I believe he had 3 brothers named George, Joel, and John. It is possible his mothers name was Mary M. WATT

Kathy Ballew Thu May 8 17:04:10 1997
i'm looking for any information on the lineage of Lula CARRELL born sumter county on october 1, 1864.

Ernest E. Roach Sat May 10 13:48:31 1997
I am searching for Daniel THOMPSON, born in SC, who married Mariah JOHNSON, born GA. They had several children and were living in Wilcox County in 1838. A son William Daniel THOMPSON was born in Wilcox County. Daniel could possibly be William Daniel. Please e-mail your response to

Sue Harris Sat May 10 15:10:39 1997
Ephraim JACKSON, s/o Randall & Eliz. JACKSON, b ca 1805 GA, d bef 1840 Sumter Co., AL; m Rhoda. Ch: Simeon Augustus, William R., Francis M., Ephraim, Jr., DY. What was Rhoda's maiden name & when & where did she die? Would like info about ch. Glad to share.

Zack Sprayberry Wed May 14 16:25:50 1997
I am interested in the family history of T.L.S. GRANT and his daughter, Elaine GRANT, who moved to Ward, Sumter Co., AL in 1924. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you. Zack Sprayberry

Karen Monsen Thu May 15 21:20:09 1997
Am seeking information about Rev. Jacob PARKER who "About March 1810 organized a Baptist church in the present territory of Sumter County near the Mississippi line" according to my great grandmother's genealogy. Any suggestions, information, ideas where to search would be great!

Sue Harris Fri May 16 16:18:44 1997
Subject: Sumterville & Liberty Methodist Churches. Have a few pages from Sumterville Methodist Church Register, organized 1858. In 1860, my 3rd ggm Mrs. Elizabeth CRENSHAW & 2nd ggm Mrs. Mary WHITE shown to have transferred from Liberty. Was there a Liberty Methodist Church in Sumter Co.? These people were in Sumter Co. about 1845 & Mary's obit says she joined Meth. Church at age 14. Would like to locate minutes, membership rolls, any info about Liberty Church. Many thanks!

Betty Shaw Fri May 16 17:34:12 1997
Need information on family of David and Mourning(JONES) Greene, originally from NC. Appeared on the 1850 Sumter Co census with son, Andrew, age 9 and daughters Frances 18, Jane 16, Amantha 5, what looks like Rida age 3 and Sarah 7 mos. They lived in the area currently known as Siloam, and do not appear on subsequent census. Jane married John D. SHAW in Sumter Co in 1858 and can be traced til her death in Mobile Co in 1920. Am unable to trace any of the others. Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.

Wayne Cosby Fri May 23 17:24:39 1997
THORN - Seeking information on Jesse M. THORN b.~ 1841 and Stephen Moore THORN b. 10-8-1839 in Sumter Co.,AL. The family moved to Franklin Parish, LA at some time and both of these boys enlisted in Co. E, 8th Louisiana Infantry during the War for Southern Independence. I am seeking any biographical information on them for a regimental history of the 8th La. Many thanks.

Roy Williamson Thu May 29 14:36:16 1997
Looking for any information on Alexander WILLIAMSON, James WILLIAMSON. They were listed in the The Gainesville News paper in July 15,1869 and the Livingston Journal,Dec 22,1866. Need any information on them to add to my family history. THANKS.

Sylvia Dees Sun Jun 1 15:44:20 1997
I am searching for information on Gilford R. PARKER b 1805 NC, m to Prisilla FARMER b NC. Children: Mary Ann E. PARKER b abt 1834 NC, m GOODSON?; John Gray PARKER b abt 1836 NC; Emma Elizabeth "Eliza" PARKER b 1837 NC, m Henry Farris CHERRY, Sumter Co 1859; Sarah A. PARKER b abt 1843; Catherine PARKER m GILBERT?. My line is thru ELiza and Henry CHERRY. Eliza is b "Old Boney Cem", Emelle, AL. Thank you for any help. I will be glad to share the little that I have on the "PARKERS".

Sylvia Dees Sun Jun 1 15:53:55 1997
I am searching for information on William Henry MATTHEWS B 1849 AL? m Virginia Catherine CHERRY 3/27/1883, Sumter Co. AL. Henry is b "Old Boney Cem" Emelle, AL. Children: Bessie, Lula Mae, Annie, & Pearl. Listed on 1900 Kemper Co, MS census. Henry had a sister MARY MATTHEW m 1)Wm ROBBINS 2) ? CARPENTER. Thank you for any help.

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