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Joe Pearce Mon Jun
9 07:24:41 2003
Thank you for all your efforts in establishing this site. My wife and I visited the Russellville Public Library in late March, 2003, and made copies of a few pages from the cemetery data. After returning home, I learned I had not copied all the pages needed. This site will now enable me to continue my research from home. Thank you so much. Your work is greatly appreciated. Joe Pearce Richardson, TX
Katrina Johnson Mon
Jun 9 08:25:43 2003
I am glad to see more information available online for Frankin County. I am very interested in researching the families that migrated from Franklin County Alabama to Saline County, Arkansas:Hovaters, Willis, Hester, Rickard, Vinson, Taylor, James, Brewer, Williams, Turbyfill and others. Please feel free to contact me on any of these lines.
Brenda Gayle Mortis Stubblefield Mon Jun 9
Thank you very much for updating this site. My great grandfather was born in Franklin Co. And I am searching for info on him. His Civil War record has him as being born in Franklin Co. Al. in 1837. Name could have been mis-spelled as Mardis or Mortice, Jackson. I am hoping to visit there sometimes. Again, Thank you for your hard work.
Donald Richard Malone
Mon Jun 9 16:15:09 2003
Great Web Site. We here in California want to explore our ancestors. Malone, Sparks, Stone. Lots of us Malone's in Campbell, California.
Sun Jun 22 12:36:19 2003
Mary Almon Pugh Sun
Jun 22 20:13:29 2003
I'm glad I found your Franklin County Site. My father was born in Russellville & I have been there for the burial of several relatives.
Cecil Byron McKinley
Tue Jul 1 19:41:15 2003
I am Great,great,grand, grandson of Isham McKinley
BILLY ALSBROOKS Fri Jul 4
SEARCHING FOR OLD FRIENDS FROM RUSSELLVILLE AL. WHERE ARE THEY NOW,WE DON'T CHANGE MUCH,SO WHY NOT STAY IN TOUCH.RHS GOLDEN TIGERS,AND THE CRIMSON TIDE.OLD FRIENDS OF YESTERDAY CAN BE A FRIEND FOR EVER.TRULY ENJOY CONTACT WITH ANY ANY ...AND ALL.BILLY ALSBROOKS GOD BLESS
McCulloch Hudson Fri Jul 18 12:57:41 2003
Just researching our family history.
Jerrold Mon Sep 1
Researching Forester, Bates, Bailey, Cash,Chism, Grace.
Linda Malone Capps Sun
Sep 14 21:59:47 2003
Great website. I am the gt.gt.grand daughter of David Abraham Malone. Some of his children moved to Ga. and then to Fl. Lots of Malone's in Fl.
Jefferson Guinn Mon
Oct 13 09:16:39 2003
I am glad I found your Franklin County Site. I am beginning to conduct research amout my father's side of my family. According to an aunt, my grandfather was from Franklin county, Alabama (perhaps Russellville). He and his brother left (quickly) in the late 1920s or early 1930s. His name was James Guinn. He and his brother (Omar?) went to Ohio. Any help that anyone can provide will be appreciated. Keep up your good work! Jeff Guinn
Mon Oct 20 14:03:45 2003
Hi, I appreciate all of the work and the effort you are doing here! I'm sure it will make my family history research easier!
Wanda Jones Willis
Sun Nov 2 19:32:04 2003
I was really surprised when I seen your site on a search that I was doing for family trees. I lived in Franlin Co. all my life. Part of my family still lives there and I go back often. I live in Lawrenceburg, TN, my parents have both passed away and I would love to know if you have anything on the Jones family or Hargett family. I will be visiting your site often. Thanks alot, Wanda Willis
Melinda Ann Thomas
Albarado Tue Nov 4 22:11:27 2003
MR. HESTER - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I have just "discovered" your EXCELLENT website! IT IS THE BEST ONE I HAVE SEEN - LOTS OF INFORMATION AND EASY TO NAVIGATE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION! I really appreciate it! Until I found your site, I thought it would be impossible to find any information on my great grandfather's brother, LEE ROY THOMAS!
"Porter" Berru Tue Nov 4 23:09:26 2003
hi, you have a very nice site. i enjoyed the visit. my name is alvie lucile "porter"berry. i was born in franklin co. ala in a little community called traptown, mailing address was philcampbell, ala. we moved to fla. when i was 9 years old, but my heart is still in franklin co. ala. i try to visit ala. at least once a year. i am connected to these sur-names in franklin co.on my dad's side PORTER, FROST, TAYLOR, MURPHREE/MURPHY, on my mother's side HULSEY, MCCARLEY, ENGLE, LOGAN. my email address is email@example.com
"Porter" Berry Tue Nov 4 23:20:59 2003
CORRECTION on my earlier post i accidently spelled my last name berru:)) sorry.it is spelled berry:)) keep up the good work on this site. it's very good f reading about franklin co. ala.
Wed Nov 5 18:23:54 2003
I enjoyed looking at your site.
STACEY NELL EWING
Thu Nov 6 21:56:08 2003
Nancy Bell Mon Nov 17
Gary, You have done a great job on this web page! Keep up the good work. Thanks, Nancy Bell
Sandra S. Skinner
Tue Dec 2 14:52:52 2003
I am seeking information on the Yealocks from Franklin County, Alabama. I am the ggrandaughter of Jim and Lula Ann Thorn Yealock thru his daughter Annie Belle Yealock. Any information would be appreciated
Bill C. Pickford Thu
Jan 15 20:18:23 2004
Great web site. This was urgently needed due to the vast amount of people whose ancestors lived in Franklin County and overflowed into Marion County. I am a descendant of the Davis and Ozbirn families.
Billy W. Benson
Tue Jan 27 03:46:18 2004
Tessie Guthrie Mon Feb
23 20:35:40 2004
Great.,Have a grgr grandparents Isaac Smith and Rachel Catherine Pennington Smith buried at Blue Springs cemetery.
Fri Mar 5 09:47:42 2004
I WAS LOOKING FOR FAMILY HISTORY ON THE SNOW FAMILY NAME
Dan Cooper Fri Mar 5
I've enjoyed your work and resources very much. Through your land records, I've been able to find the exact location of the land bought by Abraham Steel (Steele) in 1860. And the old maps help as well. Thanks!
shuttlesworth Mon Mar 22 13:26:18 2004
Without qualification, this site is the most superb site on the internet for genealogists, as well as those interested in Alabama history. It's concise, straighforward, easily followed, and, of course, crammed with information. Hearty congratulations and best wishes, Gene M. Shuttlesworth
STACEY NELL EWING
Sat Apr 17 18:06:18 2004
Billy W. Benson Thu Apr 29
Just looking at my Home county since I am a "country Boy" from there. Raised on S. Fork Trace Branch. Learned to swim in this branch-have fished in this branch -was baptized in this branch by Billy Norris. Original church site- Bradley Chapel
David Sullivan Mon
Jun 14 13:42:45 2004
Great site, very good information. My gGrandfather was born in Franklin County. I am doing research on surnames Sullivan and Scott. There is a reunion planned there June 26, 2004 for the Sullivan/Scott clan and I plan to attend. Can't wait to see the places that I have read about like the Scott Cemetery and Old Line Cemetery where I have relatives buried. Thanks again for all of the great information that you have posted.
Jacque W. McVey Sat Jun
26 13:18:36 2004
My mother was a Malone. Her Grandfather was James Richard Malone. His first wife was Mary Cook who was buried near the old house, in the garden area and his second wife was Matilda James, buried beside him in the Malone cemetary. none
K Perlick Tue Aug
24 12:24:10 2004
I am so grateful for all the hard work devoted to this site. I have lots of ancestors from Franklin County, and it has been an enjoyable adventure learning about them. HUMPHRIES, HOLLAND, BARRETT
michael t hester Tue
Aug 31 10:19:53 2004
just checking out family on hester side.greatgrandfather is buried at crooked oak ..wilson aaron hester
Hutson Sat Sep 11 01:01:32 2004
Thank you for this website--I am related to the William Rolling Hester link of the tree--It is amazing what relations you can find on the internet...Thanks tc
Sat Sep 11 16:34:55 2004
Your site has been most helpful . We have alot of our family tree coming from Franklin County , Alabama . We are still researching for Enoch Reed  born in Georgia and his wife Mariah [Johnson] Reed born in Indiana . After their marriage they settled in Franklin Co. Alabama .Please take time to check out our web site at address above. It's the Family Tree for Reed ,Farmer, Woodall, McBride , Smith and West.Would love to hear from anyone who is connected to any branches of this family Tree . http://r.hilla7.tripod.com/
Colglazier Sat Sep 18 17:41:35 2004
You have done a great job on this web site.
Jenna Kidd Thu
Sep 23 17:08:21 2004
Your website is fantastic. Thanks for all your hard work. I'm researching the Spearman family in AL, TN and MS. Also related: Eubanks/Lochridge/McCarty.
Jimmie Nell (Nichols)
Meadors Sun Sep 26 15:25:23 2004
This page is wonderful! Franklin County is where I was born and I graduated from Vina High School in 1951. . . a long time ago. I can't get back there to do research and I appreciate so much what you've researched and posted to this page. This is the best page on the net.
Sep 30 12:12:48 2004
My family from Franklin Co. Alabama were DeVaneys,Parrishs,Steeles,Lawlers,Thompson,Lawrences http://www.geocites.com /naturalbridge35577
Sandra Lane Nix Fri Oct
8 09:40:53 2004
This is a Great site!!!! I'm searching for the parenrs of Benjamin Copeland he married Elizabeth Woods.Think in Franklin County. There frist child born in franklin Co.Levi Jackson Copeland in the 1880's. Also searching for Lawson, Marona,Nix,Borden,Cornelius,Cottingham,Montgomery,Payne, Kidd,Lane,and Chaney surnames. Feel free to contact me with any information or Question. I also have some information on a few none family surname maybe , I can help you . Sandra Lane Nix firstname.lastname@example.org
June Rhea Johnson Fri
Nov 26 14:14:12 2004
You have a wonderful site.Looking for information on [ALL Spelling of RHEA.]Seeking info:on George W.RHEA born Sep.1839 in Alabama.He went to Union Co,MS he is on the 1880-1900 Union Co,MS census.Would like to find his Parents and any connection to Singleton RHEA born ca:1800 in GA died in Cherokee Co,NC after the 1850 census.Thanks for any information. June
Deanna Myers (Robison)
Fri Jan 14 12:12:42 2005
I have just started researching my family history, your site was very useful as far as cemetries and locations, etc. Most of my family is from Franklin County, Russellville. My Dad's father's people are Robison/Robinson, his mother's people are Speck & Whitehead. My Mom's father's people are Lindsey. I would love to hear from someone who has any info on any of these families. I also have alot of info I would like to add to this site, that could be helpful to someone else who is researching their family.
CASEY Fri Mar
4 16:38:48 2005
YOU HAVE A GREAT SITE HERE. RESEARCHING THE CUMMINGS LAST NAME, ANYONE WITH ANY INFO ON CUMMINGS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT IAMDIMPLES1979@YAHOO.COM, THANK YOU!!!!!
Tue Mar 29 01:17:46 2005
Greetings ! YOu have put an INCREDIBLE amount of work into this site! You are to be commended ! I hope that when I have time later in my life that I can make a similar contribution to people searching in genealogy and history! I am REALLY stabbing in the dark on my family history. My paternal great grandparents. GGranmother's maiden name was Margaret Burgess and GGrandfather's name was John Burgess (?)Scott . I have gotten several different sources on where they were born- HOwever, I HAVE tracked down a Margaret Burgess showing up in the Franklin census of 1870. My source says that she shows up as having been born about 1865--which would fit- my grandmother was born in 1893. AND a John B. Scott shows up in the same census- according to my source- shows that he was born about 1858. I am guessing that perhaps they grew up in the same town and that is how they first met. I went back to school this year to get my alternative teacher's certificate and am working daily as a substitute teacher- so am living on a VERY Spare income- so am trying to do as much research as I can without having to join expensive Genealogy site at this time !- If any of this might sound familiar to any of you or if you have any ideas or suggestions- please email me! With best regards, Jane VanDeMark email@example.com
George Davis Sun May
22 11:51:05 2005
Excellent site! I'm here in Ohio studying the geneaology of my ancestors who lived in Franklin county and migrated to Colbert county and on. They are Dudley Bowling and Elizabeth Ann Sizemore Bowling' daughter Mary Elizabeth Bowling Allison who married Napoleon B. Allison around 1869 in Franklin county, please contact me if you can share info on the Bowling, Sizemore, Allison families who lived in Franklin county, al. and left probably after the death of Elizabeth and Dudley in 1902. Thanks again, George Davis
Nicholson Fri May 27 20:28:44 2005
Searching for information regarding my maternal grandfather, George Washington Patterson and his family of Franklin County, Alabama. Christopher Columbus "Kitt" Patterson and Nancy Caroline Platt married and were the parents of George Washington Patterson, who was born in Red Bay, Alabama 16 Mar. 1874, two daughters, Lucy Adeline and Mattie and possibly several sons. George married Mary Elizabeth Bayliss in Iuka, Mississippi on an unknown date. They were the parents of a number of children, five of whom survived to adulthood: Charles Thomas (born 1909 in MS), Claude Barnett (born 1914 in MS), George W. Jr. (born 1918 in AL), Mary Carolin (born 1920 in AL) and Elizabeth Burl (born 1924 in TX). George died in 1953 and is buried at Strong Memorial Cemetery at Slocum, Texas.
dietrich conwell Fri Jul 1 12:09:54 2005
You have a very interesting webpage and guest book . I am doing genealogy research on my greatgreatgrandfather Reverand J.C. Conwill born 30 June 1834 or 20 June 1834.He died 21 Febuary 1909 or 1908 in itawamba county Mississippi.He was married to Amanda Jane Lentz. She was born 1840 in ALABAMA. I am looking for more information in Alabama , etc.My name is Darrell Dietrich Conwell . Message posted July 1, 2005. Information posted as is without liaility.
Lynn Zachary Sat
Jul 23 20:23:51 2005
this is a great site, i have found some names that may be relative Franks, Hearn, Ewing. if anyone has information i would like to hear from all of you.... thanks
BETTY J STOWERS Sun Aug
7 19:26:13 2005
A world of information and so much that I needed to do my family tree.
pamela Cox Mon
Aug 29 21:35:20 2005
I am the ggggg granddaughter of Major william russelll ..really enjoyed your site
K Perlick Sun
Sep 25 21:05:27 2005
I really like this site, and I use it all the time. I have lots of relatives connected to Franklin County. I've noticed on the marriage certificates of these ancestors that several of the weddings were performed by James E Miller, MG. I would like to know more about him, the denomination with which he was affiliated, and what happened to him. I'm finding nothing at this site, so I assume he moved on.
Lori Taylor Sat
Oct 15 20:09:03 2005
wonderful site. I am looking for the family of Samuel Houston Taylor born abt 1845.
Williams Sat Oct 29 13:59:22 2005
hardin Sun Jan 15 18:23:41 2006
searching hughes , smith, rouse, gill, malone familes of tennesse and franklin county, alabama
Melanie Young Mon Jan 23
Anyone out there familiar with the name Benjamin Chapman? I am exploring the possibility that he is my great great great great grandfather. If you have a relation to someone by this name, and if he ended up in Mississippi near Amory, I sure would love to talk to you! My ggg grandfather's name was William Washington Chapman and I know for sure he had a sister named Nancy Chapman who married man named Andrew Conner. WW Chapman married Caroline Todd. By the time they married, the family had moved to the Madison County area of Tennessee but Benjamin (or other father figure) did not accompany them. I think WW's mother's name was Elizabeth but I don't have that information in front of me at the moment. Thanks for any potential help!
M. Jackson Wed Jan
25 08:36:57 2006
Thanks for the 171 cemetery listings. I found my fathers aunt and uncle at Little Flock Cemetery. Have not been able to find my great-grandmother yet. I know she was buried in Vina, Alabama and that's about it. If anyone has any information on a Cynthia Lee Downs Davis Crouch Hogarth (and maybe more) who is buried in Vina, I would greatly appreciate it. She was married to Alex M. Davis and my grandmother, Mary Fanny Davis, was born in Atwood. This is the only branch of my family I know very little about. Once again, any information would be appreciated
Roesler Sat Feb 11 15:17:17 2006
My Franklin County families include: Daniel, King, Hester, Malone, McMurray
Martin Thu Mar 9 12:45:34 2006
Many of my ancestors are from Franklin Co., AL and I am thankful for this site. Some of my Alabama Ancestors are Thompson,Nabers, Gotcher, & McCulloch.
Betty Buchanan Martin
Tue Mar 14 10:44:59 2006
Fantastic site! Found some of my Tims in your cemetery records. Have been looking for years for them. Thanks B J Martin