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The Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly/Journal

(MGSQ/MGSJ)

(The Montgomery Genealogical Society was published 4 times per year from the Winter of 1994 through the Winter of 2012. Beginning in January of 2013 until present, MGS now prints the Journal twice per year with 60 pages each resulting in 120 pages annually in both publications)

Invitation for Members to Submit their Stories

We would like to invite our members who did not get their family stories into the Montgomery County Heritage Book to submit them to us for publishing in our Quarterly. Please send your stories to our MGS Quarterly editor, Terry Ingram, at (tringram@knology.net).

The MGSQ, published since the Winter of 1994 thru the Winter of 2012, has approximately 30 pages in each issue, and the MGSJ  published since January 2013 has 60 pages in each issue making records available to the public in many areas: indexes and abstracts of wills, marriages, church records, land records, family Bibles, locations of "lost" towns and crossroads, early migration routes into the state, military records (including Revolutionary soldiers who settled in Alabama), histories of pioneer families, computer genealogy, queries and much more. Various records from the ADAH are being abstracted and published in the MGSQ/MGSJ --  invaluable sources for researchers who are unable to visit in person. Each issue of the MGSQ/MGSJ has a full name index. Presently, member volunteers are conducting a county-wide cemetery survey with computer-indexing for greater accessibility. This survey is being printed in the MGSQ/MGSJ and will be published in book form at a later date.

Here's the MGSQ Back Issue Index


Volume 1, Number 1, Winter 1994
Cover: Montgomery County Courthouse: 1854-1894


1 President's Message

2 Revolutionary Soldiers of Montgomery County, AL

10 Montgomery County Orphans Court (1820-1833)

19 Waller/Williams Cemetery

20 Falconer Cemetery

21 Fair Prospect Cemetery

29 Making That Computer Decision

32 Montgomery County Place Names

33 1914 Montgomery County Map

35 Queries

 

Volume 1, Number 2 Spring 1994
Cover: The Bell Tavern--Built 1820

39 President's Message

40 Bible Records: Allen Family

41 Bible Records: Rawls Family

42 Bible Records: Barnes Family

44 Pioneer Settlers of Montgomery County: Elkanah Barnes

50 Southwest Montgomery County (Map)

51 Montgomery County Place Names

54 Montgomery County Orphans Court (Will Book 2)

60 Cemetery Preservation and Restoration: Part I

63 Queries

64 Barachias Cemetery

66 Bethel Cemetery

68 Are You Suffering Memory Loss?

 

Volume 1, Number 3 Summer 1994
Cover: The State Capitol at Montgomery--Built 1851

73 President's Message

74 Bible Records: Campbell Family

76 Bible Records: Abbott Family

78 Spradley Cousins: The Montgomery County ancestry of Bill Clinton

91 Montgomery County Orphans Court (Will Book 2)

96 Cemetery Preservation and Restoration: Part II

98 Queries

101 Dublin Church of Christ Cemetery

106 Your Window to the World

 

Volume 1, Number 4 Fall 1994
Cover: Lucas Tavern--Mt. Meigs, AL

111 President's Message

112 Tucker Family bible Records

114 The Baptist Church in Montgomery County Before 1840

119 Montgomery County Orphans Court (will Book 2)

125 Moving a Grave

127 Queries

129 Surname Exchange

139 Index to Surnames Listed in Exchange

147 The Genealogical Collection at AUM

151 1995 Program Schedule

 

Volume 2, Number 1 Winter 1995
Cover: Oakwood Cemetery--Montgomery, AL

1 President's Message

2 Bible Records: Wood/LeGrand Family

3 Bible Records: Dickey Family

5 In Search of My Grandfather's Family Name: Quehl

8 Montgomery County Orphans Court (Will Book 2)

15 Durden Cemetery

16 1870 Mortality Schedule: Montgomery County, AL

26 Jacob Brassell and Chantilly

28 A Boyd Family of Montgomery County, AL

31 Queries

 

Volume 2, Number 2 Spring 1995
Cover: Court Street Methodist Church--Montgomery, AL

35 President's Message

36 Bible Records: Herndon & Powell Families

37 Bible Records: Steel Family

38 Bible Records: Johnson Family

39 Bible Records: Brockett Family

40 Bible Records: Hagerty Family

42 The Methodist Episcopal Church in Montgomery before 1840

47 Montgomery County Orphans Court: Will Book 3: 1845-1854

53 The Montgomery County Tract Book, Township 15, Range 16

63 Burch Hill Cemetery

64 Queries

 

Volume 2, Number 3 Summer 1995
Cover: Colonel Samuel Adams (1829-1864), 33rd Ala Infantry

65 Editor's Message

66 Bible Records: Arrington/Goldthwaite Family

72 Confederate Military Organizations from Montgomery County

77 Montgomery County Orphans Court: Will Book 3: 1845-1854

81 How You Can Use Tract Books in Your Family Research

83 The Montgomery County Tract Book

84 Township 16, Range 17

89 Township 17, Range 17

91 Frazer Cemetery

94 Queries

 

Volume 2, Number 4 Fall 1995
Cover: Court Square--1867, Montgomery, Alabama

99 President's Message

100 Bible Records: Watts Family

101 Bible Records: Old Elam Church records

102 Montgomery County Orphans Court: Will Book 3: 1845-1854

105 Surname Exchange

119 Index to Surnames Listed in Exchange

128 McDade or Manning Springs Cemetery

130 Queries

 

Volume 3, Number 1 Winter 1996
Cover: First Presbyterian Church--1845, Montgomery

1 President's Message

2 Bible Records: Coleman/Wilder Family

3 Bible Records: Whiting Family

4 Montgomery Legislators & County Officials: 1818-1822

10 Presbyterians in Montgomery County before 1840

11 Montgomery County Orphans Court: Will Book 3: 1845-1854

20 AUM Library Holds Genealogical Materials

21 Cemetery Records: Antioch Cemetery

23 Cemetery Records: Williams Cemetery

24 Cemetery Records: Cemetery at Carter's hill

25 Cemetery Records: Judkins Cemetery

26 Cemetery Records: Peace Baptist Church Cemetery

22 Cemetery Records: Laws Relating to Cemeteries

23 Queries

30 Et Cetera: Genealogical Bits & Pieces

 

Volume 3, Number 2 Spring 1996
Cover: Advertisement from Montgomery City Directory

35 President's Message

36 Bible Records: Watson, Thrasher, Moore, de Treville, and Bland Families

38 Alabama Vital Records More Accessible!

39 Deaths & Marriages (1819-1861) from 1878 Montgomery City Directory

47 Legal Terms in Genealogy

48 Cemetery Records: Bethesda Cemetery

54 Cemetery Records: Bell Cemetery

49 Cemetery Records: Samuel Barnett Cemetery

50 Cemetery Records: St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery

60 Queries

62 Et Cetera: Genealogical Bits & Pieces

 

Volume 3, Number 3 Summer 1996
Cover: Enoch Hooper Cook (1803-1877) Co C, 3rd Reg

61 President's Message

62 Bible Records: Cook, Selman, Whifield, & Fitchett Families

68 Bible Records: Selman & Cook families

70 Family History: It Starts with Me

71 Enoch Hooper Cook: Confederate Patriarch

81 Montgomery County's Confederate Officers

84 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 16 North, Range 18 East

89 Queries

90 Et Cetera: Genealogical Bits & Pieces

91 FSG Conference Announcement

 

Volume 3, Number 4 Fall 1996
Cover: The Exchange Hotel, Court Square--Montgomery

92 President's Message

93 Map: Original Boundaries of Montgomery County

94 Montgomery County Celebrates a Birthday

95 MGS Surname Exchange for 1996

117 Index to Surnames Listed in Surname Exchange

96 Ancestors: Series to Air on PBS in 1997

97 Et Cetera: Genealogical Bits & Pieces

 

Volume 4, Number 1 Spring 1997
Cover: The State Capitol: 1897, Montgomery 100 Years Ago

1 Montgomery County in 1897

2 Montgomery County Tract Book, Township 16, Range 19

13 The Home of an Early Resident in Township 16, Range 19

15 Cemeteries: McLemore-Taylor

17 Cemeteries: Harper

16 Cemeteries: Lucas Hill or Augusta

17 Montgomery County Wills (Book 3, cont'd)

23 Montgomery County Marriage book 1

26 Index to Minutes of County Line Prim. Baptist Church (Jones County, GA)

30 The Internet Traveler

 

Volume 4, Number 2 Summer 1997
Cover: Rose Hill, Home of Henry Lucas in the 1890's

27 President's Message

28 The Village of Mt. Meigs

47 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 16, Ranges 20 & 21

54 Montgomery County Tract Book Map

55 Taylor Family Bible

59 Charles Family Bible

62 Gilder Cemetery

64 Ray-Nicholson Cemetery

65 Mitchell Cemetery

66 Raoul Cemetery

67 Montgomery County Probate Court: Will Book 3 (cont'd)

68 Montgomery County Marriage Records Book 1 (cont'd)

73 Queries

 

Volume 4, Number 3 Fall 1997
Cover: Andrew Dexter, 1779--1837

81 President's Message

82 Joseph Wyatt Bibb Family Bible

84 Joseph Alfred Urquhart Family Bible

83 Alex Urquhart Family Bible

84 McGehee Plantation Burial Ground

85 Brewer Memorial Baptist Church

86 Stars Fell on Alabama Last Night

96 Previous Residences of Some Early Montgomery Co. Residents

101 Lots for Sale in Alabama Town!

102 Montgomery County Tract Book Map

103 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 15, Range 17

109 "I'm My Own Grandpaw"

110 The Internet Traveler

111 Letters, Journals, and Writings of Benjamin Hawkins (Vol 1: 1796-1801)

113 Queries

 

Volume 4, Number 4 Winter 1997
Cover: Unknown Children of the Old South

117 President's Message

118 Family Reunions

119 MGS Surname Exchange 1997

137 Did You Know? "Surnames"

149 Upcoming Learning Programs - Summer 1998

 

Volume 5, Number 1 Spring 1998
Cover: Abner McGehee, Prominent Early Settler

1 President's Message

2 Broad River's Contribution to Alabama

3 Gilmer's Map of the Broad River Settlement

5 Pioneer Settlers in the Hope Hull Township

4 Hope Hull's Name Traced to a Parson

5 Hope Hull Area Pioneers Buried at Oakwood

6 Carter-Stokes Cemetery

12 Bible Records: James McGehee

13 Bible Records: Emily Durden Merritt

7 McQueen Family

16 Benajah Smith Bibb

18 Joseph Benajah Bibb

19 Montgomery County Wills (Book 3, cont'd)

23 Montgomery County Marriage Records

8 Queries

 

Volume 5, Number 2 Summer 1998
Cover: Charlotte Linehan - Montgomery, Alabama

35 Un-Notable Pioneer Settlers of Montgomery County

38 Bible records: Browder Family Bible

42 Bible Records: The Andrew Sturgis Bible

46 Alfred E. Sturgis's Family Record

49 What's In a Name? Sturgis/Sturges

50 A Little Humor: genealogy on the Internet

51 Alabama Archives on the Internet: HomePage

 

Volume 5, Number 3 Fall 1998
Cover: The Confederate Monument, State Capitol Grounds

57 President's Message

58 Dr. Bellville Temple of Mt. Meigs, Alabama

59 Brown Plantation Burial Ground

60 Montgomery County Marriage Records, 1822-1828

66 GSU Microfilming Project: Volunteers Needed

67 Arrington Family Bible Record

68 The Arringtons and Goldthwaites in Montgomery

69 Burks Family Bible Record

72 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 17, Range 19

75 Alabama Archives on the Internet: Family History & Genealogy Page

 

Volume 5, Number 4 Winter 1998
Cover: Township 14N, Range 18E, Montgomery County, AL

Pref 1999 MGS Officers

79 From Virginia and Maryland to Georgia and Alabama: Descendants of Perkins, Cox, Burch, Swan

86 Sharp/Sharpe Cemetery

90 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 14 North, Range 18 East

98 Montgomery County Marriage Records, 1828-1829

102 Southeastern Archives Threatened With Closure

103 Now What Do I Do With All this Stuff?

 

Volume 6, Number 1 Spring 1999
Cover: Montgomery City Hall & Auditorium

1 President's Letter

2 Montgomery County Plantations

6 Montgomery County Marriage Records, 1829-1831

11 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 15, Range 20

17 William Martin Bible Record

19 An Old Soldier Pleads His Case in Montgomery: William Martin's

Revolutionary War Pension Application Papers

22 Queries

23 Index

 

Volume 6, Number 2 Summer 1999
Cover: Maw's Quilt

27 Welcome New Members

28 Genealogy on the Internet

29 City of Montgomery Time Line: 1817-1868

31 Montgomery County Tract Book: T9 North, R19 East

37 Holt-Jones Cemetery at Barachias

38 Howell Cemetery

39 The Recording of a Cemetery (Poem)

40 The Fountain Bible Record

42 Maw's Quilt

43 Montgomery County Marriage Records, Marriage Book C

46 Queries

48 Index

 

Volume 6, Number 3 Fall 1999
Cover: Jefferson Davis

51 City of Montgomery Time Line: 1870-1940

54 Mayors of Montgomery

55 Montgomery County Tract Book: Township 15, Range 18

62 Montgomery County Marriages: Marriage Book C

67 Joseph White Hale Bible

70 The Inauguration of Jefferson Davis, by an Eye Witness

72 Inauguration of Mr. Davis

74 Jefferson Davis' First Inaugural Address

77 Why They Moved West

78 Queries

80 Census Taker

81 Index

 

Volume 6, Number 4 Winter 1999
Cover: Seal of Montgomery Genealogical Society

85 Surveying Forgotten Cemteries

86 City of Montgomery Time Line: 1950-1999

88 MGS Surname Exchange

111 Queries

113 Submit Your Family History for Montgomery County Heritage Book

114 Index to MGS Surnames

126 Index

 

Volume 7, Number 1 Spring 2000
Cover: Confederate Graves at Oakwood Cemetery

1 Special Tribute to Billie R. Capell

2 From Montgomery to Durham Station: A Short History of 17th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States of America

6 Battlefield Letter from Robert A. Croxton

7 Pictures of the Henry Pleasant Yarbroughs

8 Governor's Proclamation Honoring Jefferson Davis

9 Governor's Oder Honoring Thomas Hill Watts

10 Letter from William Hill

11 Montgomery Civil War Units

12 Alphabetical Record of Confederate Dead Buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Montgomery

17 Montgomery Co., AL: State Census of 1855

24 Just a Simple Soldier

25 Upcoming Events

26 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

27 Index

 

Volume 7, Number 2 Summer 2000
Cover: Camp Sheridan

31 Computer Genealogy

32 Freedom Is Not Free

33 Montgomery County World War I Casualties

34 World War I--Women Who Served

35 World War I

36 Camp Sheridan

37 The Eagle Soars

38 Montgomery Residents in 4th Alabama Infantry

41 Montgomery Co., AL: State Census of 1855

51 What Happens When Women Pray

52 Scout Packs 601 and 603--Cemetery Cleaning

53 Queries

53 Upcoming Events

54 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

56 Index

 

Volume 7, Number 3 Fall 2000
Cover: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

61 Major Gen. George Bibb Pickett, Jr., US Army, Retired

66 Engelhardt's World War II Letters from the Front

74 World War II in Europe Timeline

75 National World War II Memorial

76 United States Navy Armed Guard

77 World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing

80 Navy World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing

81 Maxwell AFB's contribution to World War II

82 The Four Freedoms

82 Military Casualties in World War II (1939-1945)

83 Montgomery Co., AL: State Census of 1855

86 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

87 Memorial

87 Announcements

88 Index

 

Volume 7, Number 4 Winter 2000
Cover: Old Augusta Cemetery Gate, Cook Station, Alabama

91 Harris Cemetery

93 Harris Family

94 Old Augusta Cemetery: The Most Haunted Place

96 Old Augusta Cemetery

97 North American or Campo Cemetery

103 Montgomery County Medical Society

106 Disease Chart

112 Montgomery County, AL: State Census of 1855

125 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

 

Volume 8, Number 1 Spring 2001
Cover: Archives / War Memorial Building

1 Special Tribute to Gloria H. Shwarts

2 My "Cousin" Zelda

5 Three SAYRE Bibles

10 Confederate Parole Camp at Demopolis, AL

12 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book C

16 Queries

17 Montgomery Co., AL: State Census of 1855

23 Congratulations

23 Upcoming Events

24 Announcing Two New Books on Montgomery County

24 Research Services

25 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

26 Index

 

Volume 8, Number 2 Summer 2001
Cover: First White House of the Confederacy

31 Tales of James W. (Wildcat) Carter--Fact or Fiction?

34 Death Notices from the Alabama Journal

40 Notices from Baptist Publications

41 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book D

47 Montgomery Co., AL: State Census of 1855

53 October Family History Month

54 Researching Family History Using Census Records

54 Queries

55 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

56 Index

 

Volume 8, Number 3 Fall 2001
Cover: God Bless America

61 Death & Marriage Notices from Alabama Baptist

62 Camels in Alabama

63 MGS Research Guidelines

64 Queen Anne

65 County Downs Cemetery

65 Civil War Service Database

66 New Books

67 Montgomery Co. Marriages, Marriage Book D

75 The Story behind "Taps"

76 Montgomery Co., AL: State Census of 1855

84 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

85 Index

 

Volume 8, Number 4 Winter 2001
Cover: Alabama State Capitol

91 MGS Surname Exchange

114 How This Christmas is Different

116 Book Announcements

117 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

118 Index to MGS Surnames

 

Volume 9, Number 1 Spring 2002
Cover: Who are They?

1 Early Years of the Thirteen

4 Gay Family History

8 In Memory of Frank Howard Hawthorne, Sr.

9 Excerpts of Interest from the Montgomery Republication (1821-1824)

11 Cubahatchie Baptist Church

12 Words of a Teenager

13 Montgomery County, AL: State Census of 1855

17 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book E

21 Queries

22 Upcoming Event

22 Important Announcement

23 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

26 Index

 

Volume 9, Number 2 Summer 2002
Cover: Montgomery Theatre Building, Site of Montgomery Post Office, 1861

31 A Trip to New York in June 1925

33 Letters Remaining in Post Office

34 Montgomery Post Office

36 Death Notices from Prattville Progress, 1935

37 Montgomery County, AL: State Census of 1855

42 Dates of Census Enumeration

43 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book E

48 Query

49 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

50 Books for Sale

51 Index

 

Volume 9, Number 3 Fall 2002

57 Visiting Our City Kin

63 Biography of Clara Eudora Haynes

64 Down the Old Alabama

69 Shackelford Family Cemetery, Pintlala

74 Editorial Note

74 Meeting Locations

75 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book E

80 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

82 Preserving Alabama's Historic Cemeteries

83 Index

 

Volume 9, Number 4 Winter 2002
Cover: Figh Pickett House, Montgomery, Alabama

87 Montgomery County Will Index

92 Montgomery's Great Wealth in 1833

94 Oldest Houses in Montgomery

95 Some Early Burials in City Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama

95 Corrections

95 Montgomery County Historical Society Gift Shop Items

96 Confederate Pension List for Montgomery County

100 Montgomery County, Al: State Census of 1855

106 In Memorium - Dr. Robert L. Dorrough, MD

107 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

109 Cemetery Preservation Workshop

110 Federation of Genealogical Societies Press Release

111 Montgomery Genealogical Society, Inc., Books for Sale

112 Index

Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 2003
Cover: Western Railway of Alabama, 1898


1 Western Railway of Alabama
3 Montgomery Pioneer Settlers Instrumental in Western Railway
7 A Packet of Papers, a Folded Flag, and An American Hero
9 Little-known Facts about a Military Tradition
10 Montgomery County, AL: State Census of 1855
13 First Hanging in Montgomery
14 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book E
21 Concord Cemetery
22 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
24 Cemetery Preservation, A Call to Action
24 Red Alert for Concord Cemetery
25 Index

Volume 10, Number 2, Summer 2003
Cover: Robert E. Lee High School


31 President’s Message
32 History of Highland College
33 History of Strata Church
34 Lee Born After Mother Buried
35 Ages of Legal Action
37 Private Arrington of Metropolitan Guards Endorsed for Legislature
38 First Hanging in Montgomery
38 New Book Announcemet
39 Montgomery County Marriages, Marriage Book E
48 Nicknames Used in the 19th Century
49 Stokes Cemetery, "A Cemetery to be Reclaimed:
52 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
53 Cemetery Preservation
54 Federation of Genealogical Societies, Living Volunteer Hall of Honor Award
55 Index
60 Montgomery Genealogical Society, Inc., Books for Sale

Volume 10, Number 3, Fall 2003
Cover: General Thomas Troy Handy

61 President’s Message
62 Montgomery Genealogical Society
63 Milestones of Montgomery Genealogical Society
64 Auburn Versus Howard
65 Auburn Football Star
66 Searching for My Ancestor Thomas Hill Watts
68 Native Son General Thomas Troy Handy
72 Excerpts of Interest from Montgomery Daily Advertiser 1866
73 States and Their Common Names
74 Montgomery County Wills, 1822-1032
83 One Dollar Bill
84 Genealogy Fever Symptoms
85 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
86 Letter to a Veteran
87 Index


Volume 10, Number 4, Winter 2003
Cover: Mary Maria and William T. Charles

91 President’s Message
92 Ownership History of the Chantilly Site
93 Jacob Brassell and Chantilly
94 Ashursts in Montgomery
95 Lester and Florence Charles Hll
97 The Home of an Early Resident in Township 16, Range 19
98 Chantilly Legends
99 The White House—Who Built It, When and Where?
100 The Village at Mt. Meigs
106 Obituary—John Ashurst
107 Will of John Ashurst
108 Old Augusta Cemetery
110 Old Augusta Cemetery Listing
112 Old Augusta Cemetery: The Most Haunted Place
114 Bible Records
119 Thomas Sully
120 To Be continued
121 A Landmark at Hope in the 1930’s
122 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
124 Christmas 2003 in Montgomery, Alabama
125 Index


Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 2004
Cover: Sidney Lanier High School, 1920

1 President’s Message
2 Temperance Ellis, Child Captive of the Creeks
4 Yellow Fever in Montgomery, Alabama
5 Montgomery Guarded in 1897 as Yellow Fever toll Climbed
7 Married
8 The Expedition to Santa Rosa Island, an Account from Dr. Manly
10 Veteran's Records on the Web
11 Mounted Rifles
12 Sidney Lanier High School Seniors, 1920
13 Senior Class Song, 1920
13 Local News (1920)
14 Death Notices from The Montgomery Daily Advertiser
17 Montgomery County Wills, 1822-1932
22 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
23 Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance (ACPA)
25 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
26 Montgomery Genealogical Society, Inc. Books for Sale
27 Index


Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2004
Cover: 2nd Place

31 President’s Message
32 Dr. Seale Harris (1870-1957)
33 Assassin Attempts
34 Death Notices from Montgomery Daily Advertiser
38 Montgomery County Wills (1822-1932)
44 Genealogical Codicil
45 History of Esquire
46 Montgomery County Tractbook, Township 14 North, Range 20 East
54 The Family Tree Award
55 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
56 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
56 Calendar of Events
57 Index


Volume 11, Number 3, Fall 2004
Cover: Court Street Methodist Church

61 President’s Message
62 Dalraida - The Garden Spot of Montgomery
63 The Roots, the Trunk, and the Limbs of My Tree
65 Queries
66 Planting Shade Trees
67 Methodist Churches of Montgomery in 1908
72 Church Records
73 Sister Emma Ray, First Deaconess of Methodist Protestant Church
78 Jarratt Bible
82 Jarratt Book Chain of Descent from 1864 - 2004
82 Descentants of Thomas Key Jarratt
83 Lost and Found for Ancestors
83 Passenger and Crew Lists
84 Alabama Day
85 Twas The Night Before Christmas
86 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
87 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
88 Index


Volume 11, Number 4, Winter 2004
Cover: First Baptist Church

91 President’s Message
91 Martha Phyllis Powell Armstrong, Chaplain
92 The Founding Four: An Overview of Baptist Beginnings in Montgomery County
96 First Baptist Church of Montgomery
99 First Baptist Church of Pastors
99 Huntingdon College English 305 Class Record
101 Your Ancestors (Poem)
102 My Grandfather: Charles A. Stakely, Baptist Preacher
105 1936 Souvenir Menu, Johnny Harris'
106 Harry, Servant of H. Talbird
107 Eatern Hills Baptist Church
108 Salem Baptist Church, Salem, Alabama
109 Michael Francis Dowe and Family
116 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
117 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
118 Index


Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 2005
Cover: Chisolm Home Place

1 President’s Message
1 Member Spotlight: Ruth Mitchell Ott
2 William Harris
7 Johnny Harris' Resaurant - Location Revealed
8 The Town of Chisholm
9 Where Pickett's History Was Written
10 Charles Hooks Harris, Physician
10 Life in the 1500's, Something Interesting to Ponder
11 Samuel Smith Harris, Bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church
12 The USS WYOMING, the CSS ALABAMA, and the USS KEARSAGE, Ships at Sea During the      War Between the States
16 Interesting Extracts from the News/Journal of the East Montgomery County Historical Society,      Inc.
19 Montgomery County Tractbook, Township 17, North, Range 18 East
25 Searching Census Records
26 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
27 Memorials, Homorariums, Donations
28 Index


Volume 12, Number 2, Summer 2005
Cover: John Gindrat, 1771-1851

31 President’s Message
32 Looking for My Roots
33 The Great Hang-Up: Spelling of Names
34 John Gindrat, 1771-1851
40 John Gindrat's Grandchildren Go to Texas!
43 Corrections
44 The American Dream by Mail Order
47 Bunberry Flinn
48 Reunion
49 Montgomery County Tract Book, Township 14 North, Range 17 East, Sections 1-18
52 Westcott Cemetery
54 Wet-Weather Talk (Poem)
55 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
56 Visions for the Future
56 Special Thanks
56 Witherington & Ward Family Cemetery Celebration
56 William Graves, Revolutionary Soldier
57 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
59 Index

Volume 12, Number 3, Fall 2005
Cover: City of Montgomery, AL Great Seal
Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement
Cradle of the Confederacy

61 President’s Message
62 Full of His Days 
70 John and Anne Pritchard Purves  
70 Good Name (Poem) 
71 The Revolutionary War     
72 Cemeteries --- Places of Love, Hope
74 Interesting Family Surprises   
77 Montgomery Genealogical Society Rewards Program
78 Correction        
78 Indians Commenced Hostilities, Chambers, Alabama
80 Dr. John T. Sankey
81 Montgomery County Tract Book, Township 14 North, Range 17 East. Sections 19-36  
85 A Letter from the Past: Georgia Connections of Montgomery County's Confederate Soldiers 
87 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

89 Index

Volume 12, Number 4, Winter 2005
Cover: Alabama State Memorial
Confederate Memorial Park
Mountain Creek, Alabama

 

91   President's Message
91  Alabama Quartermaster General Civil War Era Records
92  Time line for Maximillian Armstrong, Sr.
106  Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery, Mountain Creek, AL
113 Hickory Ground -- A Poarch Creek Perspective
113  Top Ten Indicators You're Addicted to Genealogy
114  Lucas Hill Cemetery
114 Walter Family Cemetery
115 Seibles Road Cemetery
116 Carnegie Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery
117  Memorials, Honorariums, Donations 
119  Clifton Powell Capell Memorial
120  Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
120  Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference
121  Index

 

Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2006
Cover: Stolen From John Hale's Syrup Sopping Convention
Feb. 1, 1960
Made Possible By ALAGA SYRUP

1  President's Message
1  Member Spotlight: Patricia Anne Shirley Veazey
2  The Whitfield Family
4  Whitfield Foods and Alaga Syrup Celebrate 100 Years of Service
7  Willie V. Whitfield Memorial Methodist Church
8  L.B. Whitfield, Sr. Realizes Dream
8  Spider Corn Bread Recipe
9  Memorial Services Honoring Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Montgomery Alabama
13 The Computer Swallowed Grandma (Poem) 
14  It's Decoration Day Season 
16  Williams---Lockhart Cemetery
18  Old Cannan Cemetery
19  Kansas Emigration from Alabama-Colonel Buford's Scheme
20  Tale of Six Boys
22  Kilroy Was Here  
24  Memorials, Honorariums, Donations    
27  Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
28  Index      

Volume 13, Number 2, Summer 2006
Cover photo: Unidentified women ready for a spin around town.  Can you guess what year this picture might have been made?
The picture was made by Herbert Coleman, Photographer, Montgomery, Alabama and was contributed by
Martha Phyllis Armstrong.

31  President's Message
31  Member Spotlight: Mildred B. Horoton
32  Asa Carter--Man of Contradictions
34  History of Naftel, Montgomery County, Alabama, Period 1850-1919
40  Thanksgiving Dinner at Miss Cindy's
43  Clara Eudora Haynes
44  Rufus Payne, Musician/Teacher, Mentor/Friend 
48  Hank's Haunts
49  Grave Dowsing
53  A Tribute to the Greatest Generation 
54  Tips to Reduce Streets and Live a More Fulfilling Life
55  Memorials, Honorariums, Donations 
59  Index      

Volume 13, Number 3, Fall 2006
Cover: McIntyre Building
200 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama

61  President's Message
61  Member Spotlight: Ronald (Ron) Amos Head    
62  McIntyre Family in Montgomery
65  A Feather Called "Yesterday" (Poem)  
66  Gunter Reveals How McIntyres Saved City's Credit After Panic
68  Responsibility (Poem) 
68  Knoxy Proverb 
69  Killed in the Line of Duty 
71  Random Bits About Education in Montgomery County and Incidentally in Macon County
75  Robert E. Lee High school's First Fiftieth Reunion    
77  Oak Park Days  
79  Simply, Oak Park (Poem)   
80  Preambles of All 50 States of the United States
85  Dairy Farm in Montgomery County during World War 11   
86  Preserving Alabama Cemeteries   
87  Memorials, Honorariums, Donations  
88  Index      
 

 

Volume 13, Number 4, Winter 2006
Cover: Jenkins Brick Co. Inc. Picture of Old Beehives

91 President's Message
91  Address Changes     
92  Jenkins Brick Dynasty
95 The Cauthen Family of Crenshaw and Montgomery Counties  
98  A Veteran’s Window on World War ll
103 The Flag is Still There (Poem)
104 History of Cobb’s Ford and Cobb’s Plantation
105 The Hannon Family
108 Will of John Hannon
109 George Gilmer Bible Record
115 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
116 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations 
118  Index      

 

 

Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 2007
Cover: Forest Avenue School, Montgomery, Alabmama
Picture of School

1 President's Message
Guide to Family Research in Montgomery, Alabama
3  Electious Thompson, 1750-1840, Revolutionary War Soldier and Church Planter in Central     Alabama                                      
9  Language of the Fan (poem)
10 Jewish Soldiers served During War Between The States
10  The Mark of a Heritage (poem)
11  A Veteran’s Window on World War ll, Part ll
17 Pop’d Know (poem)
18 History Lost
18  Remember When
19  Mama Mac
20  Mama Mac’s Family
21 The Big Ditch
23 DNA Resources
24 Lost Dignity of Death (poem)
25 Saving the past for the Future
27 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
28 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
29 Index
 

 

Volume 14, Number 2, Summer 2007
Cover: Oliver-Housman House, Wilkerson & Montgomery Streets

31 President’s Message
32 The Joseph Shepard Foster Family, Early Settler of Montgomery County, Alabama
40 Boothe – Armstrong Families Reunion
41 Romantic Correspondence between Sallie And Bolin, 1888-18891
50 Montgomery’s Traditions
53 Remember When
54 Memorial to Honor Sensei William Morris Coker
55 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
56 Act #2007-408 Signed into Law by Governor Riley
57 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
58 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations Continued
59 Index


Volume 14, Number 3, Fall 2007
Cover: William Bolin Perdue

61 President’s Message
61 Georgia Death Index, 1919—1927
62 A Partial History of the School of Hard Knox
64 Montgomery Electric Park
65 Granny’s Tales
65 Ebenezer Cemetery, Montgomery County,  Alabama
66 A Guide to Writing Your Family History
67 Steamboat Coming up the River
69 Family Cemetery off Seibles Road
70 Wrench (Rinse) and Starch
71 Romantic Correspondence between Sallie and Bolin 1888-1891
84 Famous Horse Thief
85 Franklin Jenkins
86 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
87 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
88 Abner McGehee Cemetery
89 Index

 

Volume 14, Number 4, Winter 2007
Cover: Court Square Fountain in the 1950s Montgomery County, Alabama

91 President’s Message
92 The Lady of the Fountain
96 Letter from Railroad Man
97 Romantic Correspondence between Sallie and Bolin  1888-1891
114 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
119 Index


Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2008
Cover: LeGrand & Company in the 1870s

 

1 President’s Message
2 Sarah Agnes Naftel and William Bolin Perdue
3 Selected Newspapers Clippings
6 Montgomery County Cemeteries Placed on Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
7 Local Sitesfor Genealogical Research
12 Spire M. Hagerty
16 Grave of Spire M. Hagerty
16 Thoughts to Consider
17 Rebecca McIntosh Hawkins Hagerty's Story
21 Chief William McIntosh
22 Granny's Tales
22 Remember When
23  Milton P. LeGrand
24  LeGrand and Company
25  Browsing Old Cemeteries
26  Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
29  Index

 

Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 2008
Cover: Morning View Montgomery, Alabama

 

31 President’s Message
31 Train Wrecks, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Other Disasters
32 Capitol Heights Celebrates Centennial 
33 Personal Memories of Capitol Heights
36 A Glimpse of Several Streets in 1915
38 A History of Madison Avenue, Main Street of Capitol Heights
41 Capitol Heights United Methodist Church 
42 Charter Members of Capitol Heights Methodist Protestant Church
43 Montgomery City  and County Employees in 1907
45 Morning View
45 Alabama Judge Killed by Fall from Motor
46 Montgomery Capital Brewery Stable Fire, July 1904
47  History of the Southern Ott Families
48  Passengers Jump from Run Away Car 
49  Hettie B. Lipham Downs 
52  The Importance of Cemetery Education
54 My Granny's Tale 

55 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries

56 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations

57 Index

Volume 15, Number 3, Fall 2008
Cover: 1892 Wedding Picture of Charles H. Thompson and Hattie Loren Brand Montgomery, Alabama

 
61 President’s Message
62 Wedding Before Christmas
63 2008 Program
64-70 1997 Program 
71 Example of Dr. Brand’s Handwriting
72-74 Dr. James Walker Brand’s Biography
74-75 Hattie Lorena Brand’s Ltr. April 14, 1894
75 Inquiry for Colonel John C. Carter
76 Alabama Angel: Preserving Cemeteries
77-81 John Robinson/Robertson Hogan (Hogins)
81 Research Inquiries on Whipple Family
82 Not Growing Old, Miranda Iona Bell Powell
83-93 Memorials
94-95 Irish Families in Montgomery, Alabama  
96 Index 
 

Volume 15, Number 4, Winter 2008
Cover: Starke School

99 President’s Message
100 Early Private Schools in Montgomery
101 Starke University School
104 Barnes School
107 Memoir of Jack Dreyfus
109 Miss Gussie Woodruff’s School
110 Miss White’s School for Girls
112 Chilton College – Girls High School
113 Montgomery Historical Markers
115 Ida Belle Young
118 Madam Leota
122 The Children of Summers Past(Poem)
123 Preserving Alabama Cemeteries
124 Memorials, Honorariums, Donations
127 Index

 

Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2009
Cover: The Swan-Seibles-Ball-Lanier Home 

1 President’s Message
2 Many of Montgomery’s Old Houses are Gone
3 Oldest Homes in Montgomery
4 Bibb-Goldthwaite-Arrington Home
7 Thomas Mann Arrington Bible
9 Charles Teed Pollard Home
13 Hilliard-Ware-Diffly Home
16 Swan-Seibles-Ball-Lanier Home
20 Garrett-Hatchett Home
22 Hatchett Bible
24 Alabama Angel: Preserving Cemeteries
25 Memorials
27 Announcements
29 Index

 

Volume 16, Number 2, Summer 2009
Cover: Doctor Alfred Boyd

 
31 President’s Message
32 A Future Genealogist
33-51 History of Dr. Alfred Boyd of Montgomery County And His Descendants: How the Paths of the Boyd and Brand Families Intersected in 1862.
52-53 A Granny Story
54 A Generous Offer
55 Alabama Angel
56 Birthday Greetings
57 Memorials
58 ACPA Workshop
59-60 Index

Volume 16, Number 3, Fall 2009
Cover: Sidney Lanier High School 1910-2010

62 President’s Message
64 Sidney Lanier High School Alma Mater
65 Sidney Lanier High School Centennial Issue, Introduction Montgomery
66-74 A History of Sidney Lanier High School
75 Indice, Appendix A
76 Indice, Appendix B
77-78 Lanier’s Class of ’34 Whence and Whither
79 A New Day Arrives at Lanier
80 Tradition of Excellence
81-82 Lamp Academic Magnet Program (LAMP)
83 A Song for the Future
84 Memorials: Pearson & Langford
85-86 Memory of Laura Capps Pixler, 1955 Graduate
87 Memory of Vivian McDaniel, 1923 Graduate
88-91 Index
92 Genealogical Holdings of Montgomery Libraries

 

Volume 16, Number 4, Winter 2009
Cover: Oak Park Pavilion, Early in 1900’s

94 President’s Message
96-99 Introduction and Early History of Montgomery
100 Welcome to Oak Park
101-104 Montgomery’s Oak Park, “Its Rich Past and Exciting Future”
104-105 Editorial Additions to Oak Park History
106-107 Oak Park Memories: The Model T Ford, The Love Story and Armstrong Reunion
108 Genealogical Holdings of Montgomery Libraries: Continued from Fall Quarterly
109 Memorials: Marks and McClutchin
110-111 Drawing by Sprang of Festival in the Park
112 Establishment of Kindergarten in 1930’s
113-115 Articles from Advertiser: May 23, 1940 & May 1938
116-123 Program from Capital Heights May 1938
124 News Article Undated
125-128 Index

 

Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 2010
Cover: Pintlala Junior High School CA 1923

2 Welcome New Members
3 President’s Message
4 Importance of Pintlala Elementary School
5-7 Pintlala School
8 Ramer School Melting Pot
9-10 Montgomery High School – Ramer
11-13 Ramer 1947 Class
14-18 Cloverdale High School
19 Honor Students at Capital Heights
20 Buckaleu School 1933-1934 And Elizabeth Shown Mills Seminar
21-29 Memorials
30 Genealogical Holdings of Montgomery Libraries (Continued)
31-32 Index
 

Volume 17, Number 2 & Number 3, Summer/Fall 2010
Cover: Historical Marker at Lincoln Cemetery

34 Welcome New Members
35 President’s Message
36-39 Cemetery Initiatives
40 Lincoln Rehabilitation Authority
41-65 Buried Treasures
44-55 Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery
57-63 Mt. Zion Cemetery
66-69 Mitchell Family Reunion
70-78 Sand or Sandy Creek Cemetery
79-83 Brier Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
84-92 Indices - See Below for Breakdown
85-86 Brier Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Index
87-88 Mt. Zion Cemetery Index
89-91 Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery Index
92 Sand or Sandy Creek Cemetery Index

 

Volume 17, Number 4, Winter 2010
Cover: Founders of Naftel 1851, Albert & Sarah Cone Naftel

94 Welcome New Members
95 Editor’s Message
96 Brief Naftel Family History
97-111 LaPine Past by Naftel Brothers
112-115 LaPine United Methodist Church
116-124 Fair Prospect Cemetery (Indexed)
125 Genealogical Holdings at Montgomery, AL Academic Libraries (Continued)
126-128 Index

 

 

Volume 18, Number 1 & Number 2, Spring/Summer 2011
Cover: Watercolor Painting of Prairie Glade

2 Welcome New Members

3 President’s Message
4 Alabama’s First Settlers
5 From Broad River to Montgomery County
6 Early Settlers and their Movement
9 Map of the Broad River Settlement
10 Map of Meriwether Land Transactions
11 Patent or Land Grant for William McDade
12 Other Early Settlers in Montgomery County
17 Broad River People in Other Parts of Montgomery County
19 Cemeteries in Montgomery County
19-25 Meriwether Cemetery
26 Haardt Cemetery
27 McDade (or Manning Springs) Cemetery
28-29 Barnette or Gilmer Cemetery
30-31 Marks-Mathews Cemetery
32-38 Abner McGehee Cemetery
39 Bible Records
39 Nicholas Meriwether Bible
40-41 William McDade Bible
42-43 The Pinkston Bible
44-45 Peachy R. Gilmer Bible
46 References
47 Genealogical Holdings of Montgomery
48-53 Memorials
54-60 Index

 

Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2011
Cover: Fair Prospect Cemetery

62 New Members and Donations
63 President’s Message
66-67 100 From City Go to Naftel Chapel Rites
68 Fair Prospect Marker Dedication
69-70 Family Members Attend Dedication of Marker
71-72 History of Fair Prospect Cemetery
73-74 The Naftel Brothers
75-76 Who was Oscar Wilder Underwood
77-79 Bill and Phyllis Armstrong and the Sunset Rangers Bring Country Music to Butler County
80-84 Montgomery Genealogical Society Meeting – Phillip Taunton
85 Virginia Connections of Hardaway and Maclin to Dr. Bellville Temple of Mt. Meigs, AL
86-87 Memorials: Wendell Mitchell and A.S. Naftel Families
88-89 Orem Cemetery, Ramer, AL
90-92 Index

 

Volume 18, Number 4, Winter 2011
Cover: Historical Marker, Montgomery's First Election

94 President's Message
95 Musty Records Reveal Incidents of Montgomery's Earliest Days
95 City Officers in 1821
96 Population in 1826
97 First Record of Theatre
98 Beginning of Montgomery
99 An Amusing Report
100 Info on Some Citizens Mentioned Above
111 End Notes
112 Alabama's Great Debt to Sally Wyatt
114 Laurel Hill Cemetery
117 Index

 

Volume 19, Number 1 Spring 2012
Cover: Hobbie Store

2 President’s Message
3 Ramer, Alabama
6 The Hobbie Families - The Beginning
8 William Lofton Hobbie
9 Elizabeth Hobbie Wright Smith
11 Walker Iverson Hobbie, Jr.
12 Walker & Jackie Hobbie - The Early Years
13 Mary Hobbie Cahn
14 Norma Lee Hobbie Freehling
14 Memories of Norma Hobbie Freehling
15 Hobbie Farms & Hobbie Farms Memories
16 Hobbie Dairy & Hobbie Store
17 Hobbie Gin
18 My Legacy - Anna Laurie Smilie Sanders
21 Jefferson Davis and the First White House - Ann Tidmore
22 New Members
26 Facing Up to the Long-term Future of Genealogical Society
30 Index

 

Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 2012
Cover: Hall Brother's Dairy Farm

33 President's Message
34 Acknowledgements & Letters
36 An Abridged History of Snowdoun Cafe'
38 Happy Times at Snowdoun Cafe'
39 The Snowdoun Woman's Club
40 Snowdoun's Hall Brother's Dairy
42 Introduction to Jefferson Davis's Second Inaugural Address
45 Jefferson Davis's Second Inaugural Address

49 The Inauguration of Jefferson Davisby an Eye Witness

51 The Grave of Oakwood Cemetery
54 Montgomery Library Named for Julliette Hampton Morgan

56 Memorials

59 Current Membership List

62 Index

 

 

Volume 19, Number 3, Fall 2012
Cover: Julius Caesar Bonaparte Mitchell

66 President's Message
66 New Members
74 Another Story on the Henry Mitchell Line
76 Alabama State Guard - Company 56
78 Montgomery Wills 1822-1932
84 Lincoln Cemetery Rehabilitation Authority Presses On
87 Looking Back in Montgomery
88 Hill Cemetery
89 Memorial
90 Index

 

Volume 20, Number 4, Winter 2012
Cover: Hazel Hedge

94 President's Message
95 Hazel Hedge
103 A Related Story of the West End Settlement House
104 Early Schools of Montgomery, First One Founded in 1818
108 High School Boys and Potatoes
110 Sidney Lanier High School Built in 1929
111 The Sidney Lanier Class of 1929
113 DNA Family Trees
118 Breakthrough for Medical Genealogy
119 Memorial
121 Index

 

Volume 20, Number 1, January-June 2013
Cover: Newton Joseph Bell

2 President's Message
3 Editor's Message
4 Newton Joseph Bell - Financier Extraordinaire
11 Through the Years
14 How Some of Howard Hughes' Money Comes to Montgomery
19 Petition to Congress from the Alabama Territory
26 The Easy (And More Accurate) Method of Searching SSDI
31 How to Easily Add Books to Your Genealogy Library
34 Your Family's Story (With Dozens of Sources and Aids)
46 Charitable Contributions and MGS
55 Index

Volume 20, Number 2, July - December 2013
Cover:
Bridge Over Catoma Creek on Norman Bridge Road

62 President's Message
63 Editor's Message
64 Pioneer Settlers of Alabama
81 The Cataloging of Lincoln Cemetery
 83 Additional 1 Billion Records on Ancestry.com
 85 Strata Academy Graduates Conducted Flourishing School
 91 The Life of Justus M. Barnes
 97 Witcher Knows Where Bodies are Buried
 99 Letter from Lisa Bannister to Ted Paludan
 102 The Woman Buried in a New Jersey Parking Lot
 103 Montgomery Wills Continued
 111 Lost Child of the Titanic
 113 Social Security Death Index Now Limited
 115 Discovery of Graves Affects Mississippi Parking Plan
 116 In Memoriam – Robert M. “Bob” Cheney
117 Index
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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