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Submitted by: Kaylen L. Nichols
Date: 1 Jan 1998
Looking for NARMORE, LAWRENCE, McBRAYER, BENNICH, COOPER, MURPHY. All from Colbert Co. Al. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Kaylen

Surname: HUDSON
submitted by: Mary Hudson (
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1998 13:45:43
Looking for any information on:  Charles H. Hudson b.Aug. 21, 1848 Colbert Co. Al m. Jan 29, 1868 at Dixon Station, Al --  by Rev. F.A.Shaw --- to:  Harriet H. Taylor d. Mar 2, 1888  sons are Benjamin, William and Columbus,  Dau are Lutie, Betty, and Minnie.  Benjamin moved to Granite city Illinois.  Mary Agnes Hudson

Submitted by: Sue Abernathy
Date: Jan 6, 1998
Need to know the name of the Post Master of Colbert County for 1894. Thanks.

Date:  Jan 6, 1998
I am researching my great great grandfather Aaron Burr Masterson b. 1825 and rest of Masterson family. There is a Masterson family cemetery somewhere in Colbert county. Does anyone know where this is? Chris Bates in Northern IL. Help is appreciated.

submitted by: Mary Lehr
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 19:47:11
I am trying to find the names of cemeteries in or near the tonw of Riverton, Colbert Co., AL. My grandfather, James Monroe DUNAHOO died there in 1897 and I need more information on his family. any help will be appreciated. Mary Lehr in NC

submitted by: Nadyne Lynn
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 22:22:33
Searching for info on family of JAMES FAULKENBERRY, born c. 1800.  He died shortly after the Civil War. In 1870 census for Colbert County, Alabama, the youngest children of James were listed with SARAH FALKENBURY--(age not discernable):  CALVIN--19, JAMES--16, ELIZER--13, CHARLEY--7.  Next door were JOHN FALKENBURY--23 and wife, SARAH.  In 1880, JAMES and CHARLIE FAULKENBERRY were in Kaufman Co., TX.

Submitted by: Judy Steingruebl
Date: Jan 18, 1998
James Headley Coburn b1-4-1848 Lauderdale County Al. James lived in Colbert County when he enlisted in the 1st Alabama Calvary in 1863. His application for pension states he enlisted in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1863. He lived in Iuka, Mississippi at enlistment also. James was discharged in Rome, Georgia in 1864. James lived in Colbert County until 1881 when he moved to Lonoke, AR. James moved to Durant (OK - Indian Territory )in 1902 He then moved back to AR where he died in 1942? James was married to Martha Mays while in AL. She died in 1879. James married Julia Fury 12-1879. James had 20? children. Four children died in infancy. James was a tanner at time of enlistment and later stated he was a farmer. James was 94 when he died of exposure after falling off farm machinery. His children's married names were Seaton, Alexander, Duncan. Mary Lou, Elizabeth, Agnes, Mattie, James, John, Minnie, Charles, Robert, Richard, Jerry and Joel (twins?, Edna, Margaret, Lydia, Julia b 1902 (Durant), are some of the children's names. After moving to AR his wife died in 1910 and James married Elizabeth Poteet. Who were James and Julia's parents and where did they come from? Thank you

surname: GOODWIN
submitted by: Angela Chancellor
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 16:15:48
Am researching the family of Robert GOODWIN, who resided in Colbert County during the 1870 and 1880 censuses.  Robert was md. to Sarah, maiden name unknown, and they had children Austin b. 1837; George, b. 1840; Mary b. 1842; Robert Smith b. 10aug1847, md. Sarah Caroline DENTON 6Jan1870; Benjamin, b. 1849, md. Rhoda MASSEy 1874; Thomas b. 1850, and Lucinda b. 1853, md. Pick TURBYFIELD.  Believe Robert d. between 1871 and 1880 as wife Sarah is living with son Robert for the 1880 census.  Will gladly exchange what I have with others.

surname: WILLIAMS
submitted by: Brenda Campos
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 08:49:11
Would like to hear for anyone having information on Archie WILLIAMS born Jan 24,1887 and died Feb 1968 in Sheffield, Colbert Co Alabama. If anyone has his obituary from the paper could you please email what it says to me.Would like also to know where he is buried and who his last wife was and anything on his children.  Thank you so much
Brenda Mason Campos  1114 So.Truckee Way  Aurora,Colorado 80017

submitted by: Doug White
Date: Jan 25, 1998
I am trying to locate information about my grandmother's family. My grandmother was Elizabeth Janie Thompson. Born May 23, 1868 in or near Leighton, Al. Her father was John Thompson, no other information available about him. Her mother was Matilda Lackey who died about 1871 we believe. Need information on the Lackeys and Thompson. John Thompson may have run a sawmill near Leighton we believe. Any help would be appreciated.

Ralph K. Parsons
Mon, 26 Jan 1998 13:27:16
LAURA PATTERSON abt 1839-1919 wife of Halcotte P CARLOS (Colbert, Franklin & Limestone counties, I think).  I would appreciate any information.  Thank you in advance. J. Parsons

Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:28:54
Researching my great grandfather Joseph (Joe) B. PERRYDORE (name may have been spelled different) married Lucinda Wellington.  My grandfather was Noah PERRYDORE married Lennie E. KIMBROUGH.
Joan Perrydore Jones  1949 Co. Rd. 474  Steele, Missouri 63877

Gilda Kennedy
Date: Jan 30, 1998
I found my g-grandmother's family listed in the 1870 census living in Colbert county AL in Chickasaw Village. I have not seen reference to this place anywhere else. She was native American and it was always believed that she was Cherokee. But it is quite possible that she was Chickasaw since in my research this area was Chickasaw land. Information please on this place. The family moved to Lauderdale co. in the Gravely Springs area. The story goes that the TN river was not wide in those days and you could easily cross in a row boat. Any information would be appreciated.

surname: CARMACK
submitted by: Tim Carmack
Date: Jan 31, 1998
Looking for information on the CARMACK family. My grand- father was Lother Raymond Carmack b. July 20,1910 no date for death. His father was John Carmack. Middle name not known. Need dates of birth and deaths of both.Both are burried in Crooked Oak Cemetary in Colbert County. Any info would be appreciated.

From: Tim Carmack
Date: Jan 31, 1998 :
Need location of Crooked Oak Cemetary in Colbert County. Thanks.

From: J. Lee Mathis
Date: Feb 6, 1998
My GG-Grandfather was Cornelius BRYAN, b. 8 Nov 1795. Although his birthplace is unknown, he did live and raise his family in Colbert/Franklin County. His first wife was Mary Ann RICE, b.???? d.Jul 1838. They had the following children:
Martha (1825 - 1832).
Mary (1826 - 1897).
Jane (1828 - 1832).
Hannah (1829 - ?); married Jackson Boyer 29 March 1850.
Elizabeth A. (1831 - 1897).
Daniel (1833 - 1864); married Jane McCaig.
Margaret (1836 - ?); married Philip Higdon.
Mary Ann (1838 - ?); married John Crockett.

Cornelius married again on 7 Feb 1849 to Kisseah Jane ROBERTSON b. 15 Jan 1830 d. 7 Aug 1888. They had the following children:
Frances Caroline (1850 - 1872); married V. C. Ramsey.
Sarah Tabitha (1851 - 1853).
Luisa Rebecca (1857 - 1939); married _____ Pounders 28 January 1879;
they had one daughter, Sarah.
James David (1855 - 1858).
Andrew Jackson (1860 - 1939); first married Martha A. McCaig d. 1897.
Second marriage to Arminty Emma Rutland d. Oct 1906
Thomas Green (1864 - 1938)

If any of these look familiar to you, please contact me. Thanks.

Surname: GIST
submitted by:Reva Gist Bradford
Sat, 07 Feb 1998 10:36:31
GIST - Aaron Gist (b. 1807 Ky) married abt 1831, Nancy (b. 1815 Ky) and had two known sons, Thomas A. Gist and Elijah Andrew Gist (both sons were born in Ky and both served in the Civil War).  Aaron, Nancy and Elijah are buried in Old Bethel Cemetery in Colbert County.  Thomas moved to Oklahoma before 1880 with 2nd wife Sarah Gaddest. I am looking for Aaron and Nancy's parents, and any information on Thomas.

Surname: TODD
Sue Abernathy
Date: Feb 11, 1998 :
Is anyone doing genealogy on The Todd Family of Colbert County? I am a descendant of The Todds and am having trouble locating information on this line. Please help. Thank You, Sue

Evelyn Perkins
Date: Feb 13, 1998
Native Americans in Muscle Shoals during 1865-1880. Great grandfather was native American married to African American named Polly. Had daughter named Laura

Surnames: WOODS
From: Sharia Henley
Date: Feb 13, 1998
I am looking for anyone who would have information on THOMAS JEFFERSON WOODS (B. 1842 in Georgia). I have a copy of the 1900 Federal Census with his name on it. I am looking for any information on the WOODS family from this area.

Surnames: OATES
From:  Dave Oates,
Date: Feb 19, 1998
Looking for info re my Grandfather, David Cannon OATES. Born in Margarum, Al. 1870-79 (est) He moved to Oklahoma around the turn of the century and was the first warden on the Oklahoma State prison. He was killed in a prison break in 1914.

Surnames: OATES
From: Dave Oates
Date: Feb 19, 1998
Looking for any family information about my Grandfather, David Cannon Oates. About all I know is that he was born in Margerum, Al in 1860's or 70's. He moved to Oklahoma after the Spanish-American war and became sheriff of Woods County, Oklahoma. He was first warden of Oklahoma State Prison and was murdered in a prison break in 1914.

From: Steve Nicklas
Date; Feb 21, 1998 :
I'm looking for information on the father of Noble Thomas Rutland(1879-1964). He was the father of Roy Bryan Rutland (3/26/1902- 6/?/1978). Also looking for any information on Bordens, Collums and Rutland in the area.

Submitter: Brenda W. (
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:25:05
I am helping a friend research Dr. William Highland (born 08/14/1845 - died 02/15/1902) he is buried at a Wait? Cemetery in Waterloo, AL.  His parents came from Scotland andhe was born in Wisconsin. he lived in Georgia and Tennessee and Alabama.  he bought his medicines from McDougal Drugstore in Savannah, TN.  He was married two times, once to a Mary or Merry and the second to a Henrietta Bruce in Alabama.  Would really like to hear from someone on this line.  She has quite a lot to share.

Surnames: FARRIS
submitted by: Carol Murphy
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:42:13
FARRIS Seeking any information of this surname. G.G. Grandfather was Alexander "Bud" FARRIS. Had two sons that I know of: Monroe and my g. grandfather Charles Henry" FARRIS. This family later moved to Arkansas. Any information appreciated.

From: Janie Henthorn
Date: Feb 28, 1998 :
Searching for info. on Richard Roberts b)1858 d)1939 married Belle Bailey b)1865 d)1893 believed to be in Franklin/Colbert counties said to be buried Mt. Zion Cem. Red Bay Al. They had 7 children: Nora, Mary Jane, Ada, Houston, Cleo, Ira. Belle Bailey died during childbirth along w/infant. Richard remarried____? had 3 more children: Anne, Gertrude, Edgar. Belle is said to be Indian, tribe unknown. Also searching info on these Families: Butler, Ginns, Hargett, Potts. Thanks

surname: McKINNEY
submitted by: Becky Colston
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:49:47
Looking for any information on: J.W.E. Mckinney b: Oct. 18, 1867, Colbert or Franklin County. m: Dec. 25, 1890 at Eagle Springs, Texas -- by J.H. Mclain -- to Mary Barron. d: June 6, 1948, Moody, Texas.

Surnames: MANN
From: Mark Blaine Mann
Date: Mar 1, 1998 :
I am presently searching for information surrounding my G,G, Grandfather, COLONEL RICHARD MANN, ca. 1805-1876. He owned a plantation that existed in the area previously of Franklin County, Alabama (now Colbert County), and Tishomingo County, Mississippi. A central landmark was Mann Chapel Church that existed on his property and survived until about the middle of this present century. There currently exists a road in that same area aptly named "Mann Chapel Lane". Colonel Richard Mann produced three sons, Willaim Austin Mann (my great grandfather), Asa Mann, and Wiley Mann. Specifically, I am seeking out the burial place of Colonel Mann.

From: Jane Lucinda Wright
Date: Mar 3, 1998
Hello. I want to find out about my paternal grandmother and grandfather's parents. My grandfather's name is John Young Wright and my grandmother's name is Margaret Ella Counts Wright. I believe on one or the other's mother or grandmother was part Cherokee Indian and would love to know any information regarding this subject. Please e-mail me with any questions about additional information I can provide or any information you may have found ASAP. Thank you, Jane L. Wright P.S. My father's name is Raymond Leslie Wright and has 3 sisters and 4 brothers, all still living in the county.

Surname: McBRAYER - DUKE
From: Whirlwind
Date: Mar 5, 1998 :
father and mother of my mother Josephine (Duke) McBrayer. Josephine was born in Colbert county Ala. Her brothers were George, Charlie, Jack, Jim-sisters were Addie Pearl and Ella.

Surname: COLE
Barry C. Sutton
Thu, 05 Mar 1998 21:37:18
Looking for info on Elmer S. Cole born 1882 in Colbert County.  Married  Maudeeny Brannon, born 1884.  Father is unknown, mother's name was Miranda ?.  Children were John Percy, Ludie Mae, Ada, Catherine, Roy, Tommie, Elizabeth "Lizzie", & Lucy Leona who was my grandmother.  She, Lucy, married Aaron Lennear Sutton.
Any info would be appreciated.

surname:VANDIVER and BAKER
Jo Storey
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 19:46:10
Am researching VANDIVER, BAKER

surname: OATES
Dave Oates
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 5:07:45
Dave Oates, Rt. 11, Box 3685, Lufkin, Texas 75904. I'm looking for any information about the family of my Grangfather David Cannon OATES. He was born in Margerum around 1870. He moved to Oklahoma Indian Territory about the turn of the century and became sheriff of Woods county Oklahoma in the early 1900's. He was killed when my father (his son) was very young so we don't know much about him. Any information would be appreciated.

From: frank byrd
Date: Mar 7, 1998
need info on SWINEY,ROBERT A. B7/8/1873 D 3/20/1913 wife ROBERTS ALICE C. B10/23/1868 D 4/21/1961 Thanks for your help

Gilda Kennedy,
Mar 8, 1998 :
I found my ggg grandmother in the Colbert Co.1870 census living in Chickasaw Village. Does anyone know where this village was? What part of Colbert county? What was it near? I would appreciate any information you have. I have reached a dead end. Pardon the pun.

James Lackey
Mar 9, 1998 :
Asbury Joseph Lackey born May 1915 Colbert County Alabama. Son of Alec Lackey and I believe Mary Hughes Lackey.

Milton Chaney
Mar 11, 1998 :
I was born and raised in Colbert County. My daddy, Manuel E. Chaney, is 75 years old. Where can I look for information on his daddy - Lannie Orson Chaney? I am new at this. Thank you for your response. Milton Chaney

Billy Smith,
Mar 29, 1998 :
GRISSOM/GRISHAM, Charles Anderson ? b. abt. 1823 in TN. Listed in 1860 Census, Calhoun, Gordon County, GA as Anderson Grisham. Listed in 1870 Census, Newburg, Colbert County, AL as Charley Grisham. Listed in 1880 Census, Beat 10, Saints, Colbert County, AL as Anderson Grissom. Household included Orleana b. abt. 1841 in GA. Nancy b. 1845 in GA; Samuel b. 1865 in AL; William b. 1867 in AL; Clabord b. 1873 in AL; James b. 1880 in AL; Charley b. 1862 in AL. Willing to share information.

Billy Smith,
Mar 29, 1998 :
GRISSOM/GRISHAM, W. C. (Billy) b. 1865 in TN. d. 1947 in Colbert County, AL. Wife Susan V. Fulps b. 1871 in TN. d. 1921 in Colbert County, AL. Tracing ancestors of Billy Grisham. Also seeking information on Susan's Mother Nancy Gunn Fulp. Willing to share information.

Larry Waddell
Apr 1, 1998 :
I'm looking for info on the Harlands in and around Riverton Ala. My grandfather was John Harland that lived and buried in Florence. My mother is Sadie Harland Waddell. Would like any info or to e-mail anyone in Riverton. Thanks , email at

Debbie Hargett
Apr 6, 1998 :
I am interested in any information on any Hargett family history. My gg grandparents were Henry Wilson and Nancy Jane James Hargett.

Apr 6, 1998 :
I am looking for my grandfather Eggleston O'riley Davis. he was born approximately December 1899. His mothers' name was Jackie Davis and his father was, possibly, W. C. Burnes. He was born in Cherokee, Al., Colbert County. He was in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1919. He was a private of Truck Co.#3 of the 106 Supply Train Regiment of the U.S. Army. He married Alice Ellen Russell in Decatur, Al.,. He worked for L & N Railroad in Decatur. The last known date he was seen was in 1924. They had three living children named Joe Davis, Robert M. Davis, one child born dead, and she was pregnant with my father Douglas Davis , which was born on Dec. 29, 1924. Rumors were that he may have moved to the Nashville or Chattanooga, Tennessee area with the railroad. If you have any information I am desperately seeking for him.

Wava Paseur Whitten,
Apr 8, 1998 :
Show me Paseur ancestry

Bill Keenum,
Apr 12, 1998 :
Searching for information on General Keenum who was listed in the 1900 Census as living in Tuscumbia Al.and was 32 yr old at this time

Luanne Hyde
Apr 14, 1998 :
I was reading some information on the World Family Tree tonight when I ran across a query about Henry Hyde, who was born 1778 and died 1863. I have a Henry Hyde in our family tree. I had his birthdate as 1778 and his death as 1860. There may be a connection. Please let me know what you have on Henry. I have been trying desperately to chase down some information about him. My telephone number is (209) 931-0263. Thanks, Luanne

Lidia Jones
Apr 18, 1998 :
LANG, DELIGHT - We trace her to Galveston, Tx where she had a son EDWARD DELANG HOLLINGER in 1880. Edward married LORENA QUINNEY from Spanish Fort/Daphne, AL. and they moved to N.J. "Delight" could be a nick name, she was living in Colbert in 1946. She also mentioned another son her letter. She died a yr. or two later.

Mike Walker
Apr 19, 1998 :
I am looking for census records for Colbert County of 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920. Lewis Hightower Walker is my great great great grandfather and owned land on limekiln hollow. He farmed it and Walker island ( now underwater). Mike Walker

russell kyle
Apr 21, 1998 :

Paula Bowling Hicks
May 3, 1998 :
I am trying to find information one the Bowling, Crosswhite, Hood and Teasley families that lived in Colbert county. My grandfather James Henry Bowling and grandmother, Minne Estele Crosswhite lived in Leighton, Al for a period of time and was married there before moving to MS. My grandmother's mother was Cherokee Indian. We believe her maiden name was Alice Hood and my grandmother's father was George Henry Crosswhite. Thank you!

Lucille Brown
May 3, 1998 :
I am looking for info on W.W. Degraw especially his wife's maiden name. I know he is buried in Mhoontown cemetary. It is believed he was someway connected to the sheriff"s dept. in the 30's or 40's. I have been told that his wife was either indian or part indian. Any info will be greatly appreciated Thanks

Lisa Hall
May 6, 1998 :
I am interested in finding out any information on Ethel(barrett)Williams and her husband Dillard Williams. I believe they may resided in Shefield Alabama and had Jimmy Williams my daughter Gr Grandfather. Dillards Mother was Jenny Williams which I have no information. Ethel Williams maiden name was Barrett and her mother was Nettie Barrett. I have no information on her either. I would like to find any information on larlie Cooper who married Jimmy Williams. Larlie Coopers mother was Julia Bell who married Willie Cooper. Julia Bells mother was also named Julia Bell. I believe there could be Cherokee Bloodlines? Possible Slave? I would appreciate any help finding out about my dauhters anncestors to complete a family tree. Please E-mail me with information. Thanks-Lisa

Bill Cribbs
May 9, 1998 :
I'm looking for any information that can be found on the marriage of Reuben O. Cribbs, who resided in Colbert Co., in the late 1870's and early 1880's. He married an "Eliza". Also, the marriages of his sisters to John B. Dorsey and D. R. Choate. The latter two marriages may have taken place in Tennessee. Reuben's sisters were Georgia E., Lazelle H., Mattie M., and Annie L. Reuben and Eliza later moved to Little Rock, AR. Thanks for any help! Bill Cribbs

Barbara Clark
May 11, 1998 :
Walker Newt BROWN (b. 1850 AL) m. Ellizabeth JONES (b. 1856 AL). They were on the 1880 census for Colbert Co., AL. with their 2 sons John Henry b. 1875 and Robert b. 1878. Before 1900 census they moved to Lauderdale Co., AL. I would like to know their marriage date and if they had any more family in Colbert Co. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Philip Ernst
May 13, 1998 :
My g g g g grandfather, Matthew LEEPER, was in the Muscle Shoals, AL area ca. 1810 staking a claim from the Georgia Land Company. He supposedly met Louise FELTNER and for some unknown reason named his first son Louise Feltner LEEPER, born 1810. Possibly Matthew LEEPER married a Native American before moving back to east TN. Neither the name of this first wife nor his parents is known. Any leads will be appreciated.

Philip Ernst
May 13, 1998 :
My g g g g grandfather, Matthew LEEPER, was in the Muscle Shoals, AL area ca. 1810 staking a claim from the Georgia Land Company. He supposedly met Louise FELTNER and for some unknown reason named his first son Louise Feltner LEEPER, born 1810. Possibly Matthew LEEPER married a Native American before moving back to east TN. Neither the name of this first wife nor his parents is known. Any leads will be appreciated.

Sandra Cooper Jackson
May 18, 1998 :
Cooper family Tuscumbia Alabama 1800's

Peggy Mclemore
May 22, 1998 :
I'm looking for any imformation on the following persons: Chesley Slyvanus Self,B.Jan,1861,Cullman,CO.--Angie Cooper,B. 1867,D.1885,Cullman Co.--William Henry Tedder,B.1867,D.?--James Washington Jeffreys,B.1830, d.1914,from Morgan Co. or Lawrence Co.If any one has any imformation please contact me : Thank you so much.

Bill Keenum
May 30, 1998 :
Searching for information about Lewis Keenum family who lived in Tuscumbia , Colbert CO. and was in the 1860census

Jun 5, 1998 :
looking for any imformation on the name ANDREWS birth death any records etc.

D. Reece
Jun 8, 1998 :
I am looking for information about my great grandparents who lived in or near Tuscumbia in about l880. Thomas J. Sockwell Emma Wear Sockwell

Jun 12, 1998 :
HOLLINGER- family lived in Galveston, TX. 1880 then in Colbert, Al. in 1940's. At least one son, "Edward de Lang Hollinger", moved to N.J.. Mother's name was Delight Lang, first name could be a nickname.

Cynthia E. Chandler
Jun 14, 1998 :
Looking for information on the following surnames for Colbert County:
Agee - Luther (g-grandfather)
Chandler - William Frank (grandfather)
Davis  - Grandpa's mother was married at least 4 times
         Her name was Ada.  First married a Davis, second
         husband not remembered, third Chandler, and fourth
Dyer - George son of Solomon (g-grandfather & gg-grandfather)
       Leoma Mae Dyer Chandler - grandmother
Holt - Perry (grandfather) son of Charles or Charlie from Athens
       would like information on Charlie
Morris - Nancy Morris Holt (gg-grandmother)
Lindsey - Leoma's mother was a Lindsey

If anyone has information regarding any of these names your help will be greatly appreciated. I know there have to be many descendants still in the tri- county area. Thanks in advance.

Mike Johnson
Jun 18, 1998 :
Looking for info On William T Malone who left Colbert county to join Captain Parrotts artillery co. in 1835. He was killed at the Alamo in 1836.

Jun 22, 1998 :
Surely I am not the only person in the world looking for information on DAVID AND ELIZABETH HODGE CROWELL both born in N.C. and living in Franklin/Colbert Co. in 1850. I know that they are both buried at Winchester Cem. in Plesant Site along with Elizabeth's mother but WHERE DID THEY COME FROM AND WHERE DID THEIR CHILDREN GO?

Milton Chaney
Jun 26, 1998 :
I grew up in Colbert County, Leighton, Hopewell Community. Where would I look for information on my great grandfather Pinkney F. Chaney? I have been unable to find anything. My grandfather was Lannie Orson Chaney, my father was Manuel E. Chaney, I am Milton E. Chaney. Thank you.

Jun 27, 1998 :
NAME                                  POB        DOB                   DOD
JAMES W  SMITH               GA.         06/18/1844       03/20/1908
MARY E.. REYNOLDS        AL.          O3/21/1854      08/12/1921


Bill Keenum,
Jul 5, 1998 :
Looking for information about Lewis Keenum age 61 who was listed in the 1860 census as living in Tuscumbia Al. and had the following people in the resident. Elizabeth 19, Martha J 17, Moses 15. In the 1870 census Lewis was still living in Tuscumbia and the following people were listed,Elizabeth 28, Sarah 7 and General 2. My main objected is to find out who was the father and mother of General. General is my great grandfather.

Bill Keenum
Jul 5, 1998 :
Looking for information about Lewis Keenum age 61 who was listed in the 1860 census as living in Tuscumbia Al. and had the following people in the resident. Elizabeth 19, Martha J 17, Moses 15. In the 1870 census Lewis was still living in Tuscumbia and the following people were listed,Elizabeth 28, Sarah 7 and General 2. My main objected is to find out who was the father and mother of General. General is my great grandfather.

Jim Fields
Jul 7, 1998 :
Looking for any information on the Fields family. My line of the Fields lived in Colbert, Fayette, Lauderdale and Bibb County. The 1870 US Census reflect a William Fields and Wife Judy Fields. I believe this is in error. I believe that this was Wiley H. Fields and wife Judy, my GG Grandfather. Any info on the Fields would be great. Thamks, Jim Fields

John T. Strunk
Jul 8, 1998 :
I am trying to find information about CHARLES B. MCKIERNAN who practiced law there after the Civil War. His father was BERNARD MCKIERNAN and his mother was MARIANA WATERS MCKIERNAN. Bernard and his wife Mariana moved to Franklin Co. (later Colbert Co.)in the 1820's from Nashville. I would like information relative to the descendants of Charles B. McKiernan.

Stephen Berry
Jul 12, 1998 :
I am looking for info on John Thomas Berry. married Sue Ricketts approx. 1850-1880; had male child Marion Francis Berry b. 9/26/1984 d. 12/12/1939

Jul 31, 1998 :
HI; I'm looking for information on J. H. RODGERS/ROGERS, b. Jul. 1821 Ala. m. MARY ?, b. Jan. 1819 GA. siblings ; WILLIAM, b. Dec. 1844, Ala, CHARLIE, b.?, Ala. JOHN , b.? ,ALA. SARAH ELIZABETH, b. May 1859, Ala. JAMES ( JIM ) b. Nov. 1864, BESSIE R odgers /Rogers,b. ? ala. dau. of William, LIZA , dau. of William , b. ? , Ala. William is said to have 27 children in ala. please help.

wanda glenn
Aug 3, 1998 :
I am looking for information on the barricks of Tuscumbia, mary jane barrick who was married to reubin waldrop if any thanks one has this line please e-mail me at wfglenn

Diann Alsbrooks Surratt
 Aug 4, 1998 :
Alsbrooks family records

Nathan Bratcher
Aug 5, 1998 :
Looking for information on Augustus HAMM b:1845 in AL married 08/28/1870 in Colbert Co., AL to Mary Ann TANNER b:1848 Children: Willie b:1872 Al, Mary b:1874 Al, Nancy Minnie Adaline b:1876 Al, Nathaniel b:1879 Al, Vina b:1883 Ark, and Ader/IDa b:1884 Ark. This family moved to Faulkner Co., Ark. Mary was said to have a brother Name Oather Green TANNER b:1848 in Al.

Nathan Bratcher
Aug 5, 1998 :
Looking for information on Augustus HAMM b:1845 in AL married 08/28/1870 in Colbert Co., AL to Mary Ann TANNER b:1848 Children: Willie b:1872 Al, Mary b:1874 Al, Nancy Minnie Adaline b:1876 Al, Nathaniel b:1879 Al, Vina b:1883 Ark, and Ader/IDa b:1884 Ark. This family moved to Faulkner Co., Ark. Mary was said to have a brother Name Oather Green TANNER b:1848 in Al.

Aug 10, 1998 :

Submitter: Maryann Johnson (
Date: Sun Aug 16 18:50:30 1998
Looking for descendants of James G. Johnson b. 1830 in Virginia arrived in Hickory County, Missouri early 1850's.  Married first Amy Jane SANDERS Glenn, daugher of Thomas and Sarah Sanders.  From this marriage there were five children. Susan Frances Johnson born about 1858 married Jessie STROUD Jr.  Mary Anne Elizabeth Johnson born about 1855 married Joseph G. STROUD.  Martha Johnson born about 1857  married Thomas JORDAN.  William Franklin Johnson born Oct 12, 1861 married Ella BOATMAN.  James, apparently a twin to William born Oct 12, 1861.  Second marriage by James Johnson to Lucretia Hammers about 1871, a son, Eddie Johnson was born.  Third marriage of James Johnson was to Rebecca STROUD sister to his son-in-laws.  Children from this union were  Tilden Giles Johnson, John Johnson, Lydia Johnson, Todd Johnson, Dee Johnson, Olam Johnson

Shirley Strong
Sep 3, 1998 :
I am looking for a William Miley or Marion QUILLEN that married a Rachel Kensadie Plyler or Plylar they resided in and around Russellville and Littlevile,Ala. which are Franklin and Colbert Counties any information on William POB,DOB,DOD, and the names of his parents also Rachels mother name I already have her father name his name is Eli. His parents and her parents were borned in Ala. as well as they were. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Shirley Strong

Katherine McClure
Sep 11, 1998 :
BRANHAM William BRANHAM, b. 1812, GA, m. Arenna R. (last name unknown), probably in TN ca 1831. First child b. ca 1833, TN. Family moved to Blount Co, AL, ca 1834. Nine more children b. in Blount Co. Arenna d. prior to 1880. William moved to Colbert Co. and m. Doshie Davis in 1884 and had children in his old age. Children by Arenna included: 1) Susan, b. 1833, m. Oliver HILL, 2) Frances, b. 1835, 3) Virginia Jane, b. 1838, m. ____FARLEY, then m. Frank GLODEN, 4) Uriah, b. 1840, 5) James Lacey, b. 1841, 6) Lucinda Angeline, b. 1844, m. Michael GLODEN, 7) Jeremiah, b. 1846, 8) Rolen E., b. 1853, 9) Arenna M., b. 1858, and 10) Samantha E., b. 1858. Need info on any of these individuals and their families. Need info on William BRANHAM's second family. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Sep 16, 1998 :
Searching for information on William David ALLEN and Frances BERRY ALLEN, mother and father of John Roscoe ALLEN, born in Tuscumbia, Ala., Jan. 24, 1889. Had brothers Arthur and Paul. Thanks in advance on any information on this family

Don Best
Sep 16, 1998 :
JOHN WILLIAM HOLDER Born in Alabama Married in 1872 Died October 1928 in Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas Spouse - Roaine Ferguson Died 1885 in Grandview, Carroll, Arkansas Can use anything on these people

Sam Austin
Sep 18, 1998 :
I am reposting this information for Helen Austin.
From Helen Austin,
John Harvey AUSTIN b 29 Apr 1876 Falkville, Morgan, AL mar 1899 Mt. Springs, Lawrence Co, AL; removed to Old Brick Presbyterian Church area, west of the Town Creek about 1917 after it had become part of COLBERT co. AL.  Many of his family are bur at that church and John h d 11 Sep 1957 in Colbert at his farm.

His brother, Isaac Samuel AUSTIN b Jul 1867 Morgan Co, AL, d 1 Jul 1947 AL, and was bur 1947 Shiloh, Franklin Co, AL. He lived for a time at Leighton, Colbert Co, AL, not far from his brother.

There were many AUSTIN, ASTON, ASTIN settlers in the Brick community from before 1820.  Does anyone know if the Matthew A. ASTON b 1847 and wife, Clara O'NEAL, who are bur in Old Brick Cem, are connected to the John C. AUSTIN b 1831 TN d 1907 Lawrence, AL who was the father of the John Harvey and Sam mentioned above ?  I do know that Matthew was the son of Alexander L. AUSTIN who was probably a son of either, John, James, or William of the 1820 census of Lawrence Co, AL.

These early Austins were related to the Alexander Ginges AUSTIN of Lawrence Co, AL and formerly of Spartanburg, SC who was a Rev War Vet.  His only son reported in his pension record and will, was James , a schoolteacher.  This researcher believes that the other James and John, and perhaps the elder William on the early census were younger brothers of Alexander.  I list below the data from the 1830 and 1850 census for Lawrence Co.   The Aston (spelling) families including Alexander L. and Matthew A. were in that section of Lawrence that became part of Colbert County in 1895.

The spelling for all these individuals seems to vary from AUSTIN, ASTON, to ASTIN.

1830 U. S. Census for Lawrence Co, AL
"Austin, Alexander",0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0
"Austin, James",0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0
"Austin, Phebe",0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
"Austin, William",1,2,0,1,1,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,,1,1,1,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0
"Austin, William",2,1,2,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,0,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
"Autin, John",0,0,1,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,,0,1,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0

1850 U. S. Census for Lawrence Co, AL
Astin, John 45M S.C.
Jemima J. 20F. Ala
Wm. M. 6/12M Ala

Aston, Alexander 47M S.C.
Elizabeth 27F Ala
Margaret 8F Ala
Charles 6M Ala
Mathew 2M Ala

Aston, James 40M Ten
Susannah 43F Ky.
Mary 14F Ala
James 12M Ala
Sarah 10F Ala
William 8M Ala
Rachael 6F Ala

Aston, William 71M N.C.
Sarah 42F S.C.
Ibby 31F Ten
Elen 24F Ala
Susannah 23F Ala
Silas 20M Ala

Aston, William H. 36M Ten
Sarah 26F S.C.
John 8M Ala
William 5M Ala
James 2M Ala
Mahilith 4/12F Ala
Holland, Clemenlee 14F Ala

Austin, Wm. 57M Ten
Mary 51F Ky
Thos. J. 31M Ala
Sarah A. 26F Ala
Hugh J. 23M Ala
Martha P. 18F Ala
Albert G. 16M Ala

Don R. Hall
Sep 19, 1998 :
Minnie Belle Riner / Pennington - My GGrandmother is said to be buried in a cemetery located in Cherokee , Al. She died around 1912. Relatives say that the family went to Cherokee to farm and Minnie got sick and died. She was probably there with members of the Riner family. Her father was Robert L. Riner - born 1865 , died 1909 . Mother was Docia B. Borden born 1870 , died 1948. Grave may be marked with just a stone with name scratched on it. Family was quite poor during this time. Any info on any members of this family would be appreciated. E-mail at May God bless you, Don

Sep 21, 1998 :
Researching Rogers/Randolphs in North Alabama. George Randolph, father of Jane and Abbie Randolph, who both married Rogers. (1800's) Abbie married Robert C. Rogers in Lauderdale County. George Randolph thought to be buried in Colbert County.

Todd Stanfield
Sep 21, 1998 :
Looking for information on any Stanfield's in Colbert County. Will post more detailed info later.

Teresa Lewey Loney
Sep 27, 1998 :
Looking for any information on LEWEY family who lived in/or near Colbert/Franklin County around 1910. Frank Lewey was married to Every Della Holman. His brother, Henry Lewey, was married to Maggie Holman. Every Della and Maggie were from Tennessee or Mississippi, had originally been Blackshires, but were somehow orphaned and adopted by a Holman family. Frank and Henry had brothers named Manuel, Andrew and Ed, also had two sisters, one of which married a Stanfield. They seem to be quite illusive. They lived in "the hills" close to Barton at one time.

Letitia Landers King
Sep 29, 1998 :
Both my parents' families have ties to Colbert Co. All grandparents and most grandparents were born in Colbert Co. or nearby. Do you have any info going back prior generations?
Paternal Great-grandparents:

LANDERS, Andy J. and Rosie JEFFREYS, Benton(?) and ??
(buried @ Post Oak Cem) (buried @ Old Bethel Cem?)
Landers, Earl J.  Jeffreys, Ollie L.
  d. 1996 d. 1995
my father --> LANDERS, Kenneth E.
(buried @ Bethsaida Bapt. Cem) b. 1933   d.1989

Maternal Great-grandparents:

Uptain, ??? and Smith, Mandia* RICKARD,?? and Jessie Hester
*Mother-Cherokee     (buried @ Crooked Oak Cem)   *Educated at AL Schl for Deaf  
 UPTAIN, Newtain Wiley (N.W.) RICKARD, Lillie Mae
d. 1986      (buried @ Bethsaida Bapt. Cem)  
 UPTAIN, Venelle  
 b. 1935  

Tony Sanderson
Sep 29, 1998 :
I am looking for information on Margarett Sanderson she was born in 1851 two son's Calvin & Billy Sanderson.I need to know who her father & mother was. Billy also owen a place called the cove.

John T. Strunk
Oct 1, 1998 :
I am seeking information on the descendants of CHARLES B. MCKIERNAN of Colbert County, AL. He practiced law in Colbert County after the Civil War. His parents were BERNARD MCKIERNAN and MARIANA WATERS MCKIERNAN who lived at Spring Hill Plantation. Any information about this man's descendants would be most appreciated. Thank you.

M. Jacklitsch
Oct 1, 1998 :
COFFEE - DELL - ALEXANDER - MURDOCH OR MURDOCK - McKNIGHT Seek info on the above or rel surnames. Known info: Colbert Co. AL 1870 Census shows Andrew C. Murdoch, age 25, b AL; wife Josephine (McKnight), age 22, b TN, prob parents of Viola COFFEE MURDOCH, b Feb 1870 Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL. Viola's mother died when she was very young. A. C. MURDOCH married Lillie ALEXANDER in Colbert Co. 15 Nov 1876. Mobile Co, AL 1880 Census shows Andrew C. MURDOCH, age 35; wife Lillie, age 28; children: Viola, age 10; Andrew C., age 3; and Walter C., age 6 months. Viola married an Englishman, Henry Firman DELL in 1895, San Francisco, CA. Will pay for any copies furnished and postage.

Kenneth Scott
Oct 6, 1998 :
James M. C. Scott and Nancy A. Myrick Married in Ala. around 1840-1845. Had a daughter name Sarah borned about 1845.

louise corsbie law
Nov 3, 1998 :
I am intrested in any information about my dad's family. he was born in alsboro, ala. to the parents of Oscar & Ellen corsbie. any information about who my great grand parents are what their occupation , any thing at al would be appreciated. thank you Louise law

Harold James Thompson
Nov 4, 1998 :
Searching Native American ancestry. Parents: Ross Teral Thompson Margaret Marie Holliday (Thompson) Lived in: Cherokee, Alabama

Cathron Day Davis
Nov 11, 1998 :
I have been told that there is a cemetery in Colbert Co. named Douthit Cemetery. I am looking for information on the death of my great great Aunt Jane Day Douthit and her busband Absalom Douthit. She was the daughter of David and Nancy Ann Day of Morgan Co.- born in Tn. Lived in Tishomingo,Ms.according to 1850 and 1860 census. Absalom was living with grandchildren in 1880. Any information will be appreciated.

Billy Smith
Nov 11, 1998 :
GRISSOM/GRISHAM, W.C (Billy) b. 1865 in TN. d. 1947 in Colbert County, AL. Wife Susan V. Fulps b. 1871 in TN. d. 1921 in Colbert County, AL. Tracing ancestors of Billy Grisham. Willing to share information.

Billy Smith
Nov 11, 1998 :
FRANCIS, Elijah b. 11 Jun 1849, TN m.13 Nov 1884 to Martha J. Steele in Lawrence Co., AL, b. May 1861 in Georgia; Children: John Manuel Francis b.24 Dec 1886 in AL; Daniel b. 1884. Elijah married Mary (Milly) Payne b. 1844 in Lawrence Co., AL on 2 Apr 1869; Children: Mary Maranda; William; Elijah b. 1874; Jennie b. 1875; Nancy b. Jun 1878; Elisha b. Apr 1880.

Surnames: BAKER,   vandiver
Submitter: Jo Storey (
Date: 24 Nov 1998
Am researching VANDIVER, BAKER

Surnames: DEGRAW, REID
Submitter: JBrown (
Date: 25 Nov 1998
Surnames I am researching are Degraw and Reid. - W. Degraw married Mary Etta Reid(?) They are buried at Mhoontown Cem. along with several of their children. Their names do not appear on the Mhoontown listing.. I was told that Mary was Cherokee. Also that W. Degraw was sheriff or deputy of Cherokee, Colbert Co.Al. Probably 20's or 30's Any one having any info on them would be greatly appreciated. I have run into a brick wall everywhere I have checked
They also have children buried there. Margaret L. Carruthurs, Dorothy Wilborn. and Ethel Morris. Any info will be greatly appreciated. BTW> They lived in Cherokee, Al. Lucille

Surnames: DICKEY
Submitter: Louise Wiles (
Date: 26 Nov 1998
I am looking for informtion in Colbert or Franklin Counties for the DICKEY family. They are on the 1850 Franklin Co. Census. I am interested in the name of the father of this family and the mother's name. The father isn't listed on the 1850 census. The head of household is Nelley DICKEY 40 years of age and born in GA. The children are John age 10 born in AL, William age 8 born in AL and Drucilla age 5 born in AL.  Nelley may be a nickname for Eleanor. I don't know if she is the childrens mother or a close relative. The 10 year old John DICKEY I believe is my great grandfather. Any information you can give me on this family would help.

Submitter: Jere Braden (
Date: 26 Nov 1998
          Searching for any information on Andrew Braden
1. ANDREW3 BRADEN (JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born 31 Jul 1797 in Tennessee
(Source: Bible of Sarah (Buell) Braden, wife of Francis Braden, son of Samuel Braden
and Susannah Crobarger.) and died Aft. 02 Nov 1874 in Colbert Co. Alabama.
He married (1) MARTHA POPE Abt. 1857 in Alabama ? He married (2) JANE PRIDE Unknown.
          Andrew Braden moved to Alabama and bought 160 acres of land in Colbert County from the Federal Government on 02 April 1857.  This land was located in Section 14, Township 5 - S, Range 11 - W.
          The following was taken from a letter dated 02 Nov 1874 written by Andrew Braden:
The names of my children commencing with the oldest; William, John, Andrew Jackson, Barton, Armsted - William is married and lives in half a mile. He has two children. John, A.J., and Barton died in the war. Armsted is single and lives with me. My first wifes name was Jane Pride. My present wife name was Martha Pope.  My present wife and I have been married 17 years.
          Any information appreciated, burial locations, Obituaries, descendants, etc.
                          Jere E. Braden, P. O. Box 313, Delavan, Illinois 61734

Submitter: W. C. Parkey (
Date: 27 Nov 1998
          I am writing to request information about (Major) Gabriel W. Long. He was a U. S. Indian Agent with the Chickasaw Nation in Mississippi.  He is listed in the Monroe County, Mississippi census in 1830. When the Chickasaw Nation moved to Indian Territory in 1837-38, G. W. Long moved to Tuscumbia, AL.  He was a white man, and his wife was part Chickasaw Indian.  He is listed in the 1840 Franklin County, AL census.  He had his wife (Elizabeth F. McClish), and four boys.  One of his boys, Albert Gallitan Long, became a Doctor.  Other boys were named John (P) Long and Henry Long. In 1848, he took a group of Chickasaws to Washington, D. C. In 1849, he was appointed the U. S. agent for the Chickasaw Nation in Indian Territory. In 1848-50, he went back to Tuscumbia, AL and remarried. I do not know if wife died in AL or in Indian Territory.  He served as Chickasaw Indian agent until 1850-51.  He died in 1853 in New Orleans, LA.  I appreciate any information I can recieve about G. W. Long or about the McClish family, the family of his wife (Her father was John McClish. He was married to a daughter of George Colbert of Tuscumbi County, AL). Please let me know if you can help me. Yours, W. C. Parkey, 2619 Sherry Lane, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901.  Telephone 573 686-4832. E-mail:

Surnames: REAVES
Submitter: Diane (
Date: 25 Nov 1998
Please add the surname Reaves to your list. My father was born in Tuscumbia March 9th 1905 the - 5th son of William Stephan Reaves and Hattie Johnson Reaves. I would appreciate if anyone has any info on my grandfather and grandmother. Diane

Surnames: BRADEN
Submitter: Jere E. Braden (
Date: 27 Nov 1998

1. ANDREW3 BRADEN (JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born 31 Jul 1797 in Tennessee (Source: Bible of Sarah (Buell) Braden, wife of Francis Braden, son of Samuel Braden and Susannah Crobarger.), and died Aft. 02 Nov 1874 in Colbert Co. Alabama. He married (1) MARTHA POPE Abt. 1857 in Alabama ?
He married (2) JANE PRIDE Unknown.
Notes for ANDREW BRADEN: Andrew Braden moved to Alabama and bought 160 acres of land in Colbert County from the Federal Government on 02 April 1857.
This land was located in Section 14, Township 5 - S, Range 11 - W. The following was taken from a letter dated 02 Nov 1874 written by Andrew Braden: The names of my children commencing with the oldest; William, John, Andrew Jackson, Barton, Armsted - William is married and lives in half a mile. He has two children. John, A.J., and Barton died in the war. Armsted is single and lives with me. My first wifes name was Jane Pride. My present wife name was Martha Pope. My present wife and I have been married 17 years. Any information appreciated, burial locations, Obituaries,descendants, etc. Jere E. Braden, P. O. Box 313, Delavan, Illinois 61734

Surnames: ASBELL 
Submitter: Ken Smith (
Date: 29 Nov 1998
Family lore and notes of my great Aunt Lula Asbell Waldrup indicate that my gg grandfather, Ezekiel ASBELL and family which consisted of at least son, James E. ASBELL and wife, Margaret Louisa ABLE, son, Joseph M. ASBELL and son, George W. ASBELL, started for Texas between 1865 and 1870 travelling from South Carolina/Georgia line to Alabama. It is said that they stopped in Cherokee, Alabama where George W. ASBELL was shot and killed. They may have stopped there to visit relatives. James E. ASBELL and wife, Margaret Louisa ABLE, Joseph M. ASBELL continued on to Texas, arriving around 1870. It is not known if Ezekiel ASBELL and wife, Ala, remained in Cherokee, Alabama or not although notes of Lula Asbell Waldrup say that they did and lived the remainder of their lives there. Living in the County of Franklin, Alabama in 1860 was a George W. BRANSCOMB who was the brother of Mahala “Ala” BRANSCOMB ASBELL, wife of Ezekiel ASBELL. The area where George BRANSCOMB lived became part of Colbert County when it was formed. Does anyone have any information about this incident that can help me track down the truth? Was there a newspaper operating in Cherokee, AL between 1865 and 1870 whose copies may be on microfilm? Any information no matter how slim will be greatly appreciated. Ken

Surnames: BOURLAND
Submitter: Greg Bourland (
Date: 29 Nov 1998

Looking for information (any) about Gabriel Lee Bourland born in Franklin Co 1827 can't not prove who his father was.  Gabriel moved his family to Saline, Marion Co. Ill. during the Civil War. He fought in the Union Army, 1st Alabama Calavary, Co. B. 

Submitter: Polly Willis Gingold (
Date: 30 Nov 1998
WILLIS - DYCHE - DYKE I'm searching for a marriage record for Austin/Augustine WILLIS to Arilla DYCHE, 15 Dec 1837.  This info is from the "Willises of Virginia" by Maud Potter and the "Gideon Macon of Virginia" genealogy.  Neither location nor sources are given.  I have traced other Willis family members to the Colbert Co. area.  Can anyone help me, please? e-mail:

Submitter: Jordan Baxter (
Date: 01 Dec 1998

Have been researching John Baxter of Tuscumbia, Al (1811-1874) and wife Ann Carroll Martin Baxter (1816-1869).  Any info to share?

Surnames: GARGIS, KING
Submitter: Lou Pero (
Date: 06 Dec 1998
Henry Gargis was born 17 May 1816 in Maury Co, TN. He married Nancy King about 1834 in Franklin Co, although they lived in Colbert Co when it was formed. I am interested in contacting present day descendants, since my ancestor, James M King, was the brother of Nancy, and her descendants are my "cousins."

Surnames: KING
Submitter: Lou Pero (
Date: 06 Dec 1998
Meredith King is in the 1820 census of Franklin Co, I believe his close neighbor James King was his brother. James M King, son of Meredith, had moved to Baxter Co, ARk abt 1878, is my ancestor. I would like to hear from any descendants of Meredith or James King.

Submitter: Frances Duncan (
Date: 06 Dec 1998
I am searching for ancestors, descendants and siblings of JONATHAN DUNCAN, born circa late 1850's to early 1860's in Columbus, MS (not certain), died 1910/1911  and buried in New Bethel Cemetery near Tuscumbia, Colbert Co., AL.  He married Margaret Leeson Barret of Tuscumbia, AL, born July 15, 1861, died April 2, 1946, buried Springhill Cemetery at Midway Baptist Church, Iuka, MS.  They had children:  Charlie, Gaylus, Mary (11-8-1891), Annie (5-30-1898), Rosie (5-6-1900), William Claud & Maude, twins (10-14-1901)  Jonathan had two brothers and three sisters, known names are Edward, Cindy, Emma Lou and "Babe".  Any information would be appreciated.

Submitter: Kenneth Lancaster (
Date: 07 Dec 1998
I am looking for the father of Herbert a. Lancaster. Herbert was 74 when he died in 1978. I believe his father to be Wm. E. Lancaster. Wm was from Tippah Co. Ms.  any information would be appreciated

Submitter: tence stovall (
Date: 07 Dec 1998
 My Colbert County family name is Adams. Our patriarch was W.S. Adams,M.D. of Cherokee,Ala. Please add Adams to your list. Other family members are Heards and Stephensons. Thank you.

Submitter: Elizabeth Ramey (
Date: 08 Dec 1998
Looking for Inmans in the Colbert and Barton areas Leander Inman b.1825 in Barton ala. he married Sarah J. Keeton there children; Martha Mattie married Thomas E. Thomason ,Annia Elizabeth married Frederick Tapp ,Catherine Kate married Frank Hamilton ,Jennie married Ed Guss Gadd ,Napolean he married Sarah Ramsey, Sameul E. married Mary Weatherbee, Bert Snow, J.D.Inman. please Email if you know this line or other inmans in this area  thanks Elizabeth Ramey

Submitter: Phil
Date: 23 Dec 1998
Seeking info on LEWIS R. SMITH (b.May 1849, Miss.). Married NANCY JANE (??). Had children: * James L., b.1873, m. Matilda ---- . * Gazella "Ella", b.1874, m. (1)ELLIOTT,(2)POLEY. intha,b.1878.* John, b.1879. * Luona, b.1884, m.(1)HORTON,(2)ANDREWS. * Jack C."Claudie", b.1888.   Lewis R. Smith had the following siblings:    William, b.1835.    Margaret, b.1837.    George, b.1839.    James Jackson, b.1842.    Nancy Ann, b.1845.    John Box, b.1848.   LEWIS R. SMITH died after 1920 and is believed to be buried in or around Sheffield, Al.   Any information on this family will be appreciated. I have hit a "dead-end". Phil, B'ham., Al.

Submitter: Mary Bryant Park (
Date: 26 Dec 1998
Who were parents of Frances Lenora MCMICKEN who married Henry Pickens BASDEN in Tuscumbia about 1878?  Any info re McMicken/McMechan connected to Basdens will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Submitter: Mary Bryant Park (
Date: 26 Dec 1998

Who were parents of Frances Lenora MCMICKEN who married Henry Pickens BASDEN in Tuscumbia about 1878?  Any info re McMicken/McMechan connected to Basdens will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Submitter: Bernice Warren (
Date: 27 Dec 1998
My husband name is Jessie R. Warren.  His grandmothers name was Sally Ann Summers born on Nov. 29, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Colbert County Alabama. Her father name as his uncle recalls they called him Wil also born in Alabama.  His wife name was Sallie Owens.  I have been trying to get a family tree to leave to my children and grandchildren and his family.  Any information would be truly apppreciated.  Thank you Bernice Hocker Warren

Submitter: Lou Pero (
Date: 29 Dec 1998
Martha King was the daughter of James m and margaret (Hulsey) King, b abt 1864. About 1878 the family went to Baxter Co, AR, and when james M died in 1886 Martha Beck was living in Baxter Co, but Martha apparently returned to Colber/ Franklin Co before 1900. In Mar 1980, Eva foster writes, "Aunt Martha was married two or three times. There was a daughter named Ann (who was grown and married to a Scott.) Then Aunt Martha's second husband was a Finch. there was a boy born to this union and Aunt Sally Pierce loved him dearly. After Uncle Reese passed away, Aunt Sally and her nephew Dewey Finch lived several months with us on our farmT then my dad, Pink Gargis, took the two of them back to Russellville" Using this information, I was able to find the following: in 1900 Franklin Co, AL, E D 21, Sheet 9, Line 152: Francis Finch b May 1848, GA SC SC farmer. Married 10 years Martha D          Mar 1866 AL AL AL mother of 4 children, 3 living, Martin L            Aug 1892 AR GA AL So, did Martha and Francis marry in Arkansas? Or was Martin actually born in AL? In the same census, E D 18 Seet 8 Line 129, Reece Pierce b Jun 1853AL TN TN track foreman in mines, married 25 years, wife Sarah b Aug 1863 no children, Alberta? Beck, adopted child b Jan 1885 AR PA AL. This would appear to be Martha's Beck child. At this point, we are missing one of the three children of Martha's who were living in 1900. In another letter, Eva Foster says that Ann Beck married a Scott and lived in or near Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. "I have the idea that Mr Scott worked for the railroad. I was about ten or twelve years old when this Ann Beck Scott came to Russellville to visit her mother, my Aunt Martha. .....I do not know why Dewey Finch lived with Aunt Sally and Uncle Reese Pierce later, but somehow, some time after we moved from Russellville back to our farm in Dec 1912, Aunt Sally and Dewey came to live in our home, uncle Reece had died. They stayed for several months. (I was a teen-ager, at the time, probably 18 or 19 years old.)"Note: Eva Foster was the daughter of Pink Gargis. Her grandmother was Eliza King, sister of Martha. Is anyone looking for these children of Martha King Beck Finch?

Submitter: Dora Black (
Date: 30 Dec 1998

STOLL-BURBANK.  Henry C. STOLL (son of Henry N. STOLL) was born about 1883 in Cass Co., NE.  On 4 May 1904 in Nebraska City, Otoe Co., NE, he married Estella Maude "Stella" BURBANK.  Stella was born 10 March 1888 in Rulo, Richardson Co., NE, and was the daughter of Ireneous Payne BURBANK and Isadora Malida PALMER.  Stella and Henry STOLL had the following children:  (1) Harold Payne STOLL, (2) Georgie Malida STOLL, (3) Mabel Louise STOLL, (4) Frank Henry STOLL, (5) Frederick Roland STOLL, and (6) Mark Leonard STOLL.  Mabeel married (--?--) WHITE and was last known to be residing in Sheffield, AL (1984).  Frank died July 1964 in Sheffield, and Frederick died June 1983 in Sheffield.  Looking for any information and/or living descendants of this family.  Ireneous Payne BURBANK and Isadora Malida PALMER were gg-grandparents of my husband.  Thank you for any help.  Dora Black, Westminster, CO.  email:

Submitter: Lou Pero (
Date: 30 Dec 1998
          In his will, made in 1881, Henry Gargis leaves land to Cartharine Gargis. “It is my will and I require my executors to Deed to the woman that has lived so long in my family and is known as Catherine Gargis and the wife of the late R I Doss, Fifty acres of land and by the numbers as follows: S e 1/4 of SE 1/4 and 10 acres off the East side SW 1/4 of the same 1/4 section 22, Township 5 Range 10 West the same being the place her father lived upon before he left the country.”
          This I assume to be the Catharine from the 1880 census: “On page 501, Henry age 63, Nancy age 64, Catherine age 28 a servant, and Robert age 15 laborer “ So this Catherine was born about 1852. Henry says she is known as Catharine Gargis and so it appears from the 1880 census. So why is she not known as Catharine Doss? If she was the wife of R I Doss? Had she also been married to a Gargis? Is Robert age 15 at all involved in this?
          The land Henry described appears to me to have been patented by Benjamin King in 1858. That Benjamin was declared “non compos mentos” and his brother Martin became his guardian--this about 1871. I haven’t been able to determine if this Benjamin was married to anyone or not. I think I noticed where Benjamin’s land was sold, to be used for his support.
          I have mostly followed only the family of Henry Gargis. There were other Gargises in the area, but it seemed a bit daunting to try and sort all them without the help of a family members. I did notice a William Gargis b 1811 TN and wife Susan in the 1870 census. Was this perhaps a brother of Henry’s? He had a Catharine b 1850 in his household. Note that I haven’t investigated this Henry further.
Eva Foster has a family story in which she describes Catharine Doss as a friend of her Mother and Father. Her parents were Pink Gargis and Mary Britnell. Eva was born 1897. So Catharine was a round for a while.
          The main reason I have been interested in this is that in one of the first letters I received regarding general Hulsey research, Bill C Hulsey told me that he had once hired a professional researcher to try and find out the wife of Buford Hulsey, and the researcher suggested that her father might have been a Doss. Bill could never get this professional to suggest a source for this information and concluded he’d been taken. But then this name Doss crops up, associated with Gargises in Franklin/Colbert Co.
Bill said that when he started to do genealogy, his parents had both died, but his oldest living aunt sat down to tell him about his ancestors. The oldest known to her was Buford Hulsey who married a Gargus in Florence, Alabama. Later he learned that her first name was Lucinda, and she was b 1818 in TN. This would be consistent with the family of William Gargis, the father of Henry Gargis who married into my King family, also connected to the Hulseys by marriage.
          Another interesting tidbit from Eva Foster is that Catharine Doss had a sister, Jane Pennington. Jane had two grandchildren, “the little girl, Paralee Pennington, was about  my (eva’s) age or perhaps a bit older. Her brother was some younger. When we were p[icking cotton, paralee would say, “Aunt Catherine, Aunt Catherine, I’m so cold” so many times.” Since there are Pennington connections with some branches of the family, have always thought this interesting.
           Sure would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of these people.

Submitter: William Erwin Garrison (
Date: 31 Dec 1998
Looking for information on the following family. John ANDREW BERISFORD ALLISON, b. abt 1841 Madison, Co. AL. d. 1 Aug 1895 Guntersville, Marshall Co., AL buried City Cemetery Guntersville, m. 1st EMMA MARIE Erwin, b. 22 Jun 1847 Clark Co. GA., d. 27 Sep 1881 Morgan Co, AL.,buried City Cemetery Guntersville AL., m. 2nd MANERVA HOOPER, b.1849, d. 1927, m. 13 Aug 1883 . buried City Cemetery, Guntersvillt, AL. Children : 1. LILLY H. ALLISON, b. 1866 , d. ------ 2. SALLY TURNER ALLISON, b.2 Aug 1870/71, d. 25 Oct 1886 AL. 3. EMMA ERWIN ALLISON, b. 22 Feb 1873 ---- ,d. 19 Feb 1938 Colbery Co. AL.m. WILLIAM E. DRISDALE 4. ALLEE VALMA ALLISON, b. 3 Feb 1875----, d. 20 Apr 1965 Colbert Co. AL.,m. JOHN F. HARRIS. 5. CORA BERISFORD ALLISON, b. 27 Jun 1877 Madison Co. AL.,d. 12 Aug 1954 Fort Worth, TX., m Dr FERNANDO GLOVER GARRISON. Thanks Bill Garrison

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