I am researching these surnames in Walker
County, AL: Kilgore, McNutt, Tidwell, and Wyers. I would like to
correspond with anyone researching any of these names.
I sent you some cemetery listings,
Williams Chapel, Blooming Grove, Mt. Joy, and New Hope. I have a new
Vicky Tidwell 10-4-2004
Has anyone surveyed the HARRIS Cemetery? I visited
this small family cemetery with my father,
Carter Bartly Strickland, several years ago, where he showed me his cousin's
grave. The cemetery was on a flat of a hill near Walter Wilkerson's place.
We took a road in front of Pat Wilkerson's place - west. I am not even sure
whether it was in Walker or Fayette Co., AL, but I think it was in Kansas,
Walker County. The graves were:
The Rev. T. M. Harris
September 29, 1833
September 26, 1902
Adeline Harris (w/o of the Rev. T. M. Harris)
June 14, 1849
Celia E. Harris (Celia Emaline Aldridge, s/o Parks Minard Harris)
September 2, 1896
March 29, 1925
Note: Celia Emanline Aldridge was a daughter of James Willis Aldridge and
Frances Elizabeth Strickland. She died in childbirth with the birth of her
daughter, Edna Elmmaline Harris, who was adopted by Griffith Houston
Johnson, her mother's second cousin.
I think I recall that there was a child of Celia's buried there:
February 27, 1920
January 7, 1922
There were no more graves than those four.
Parks Minard Harris, remarried and is buried with second wife somewhere
else. He had other children by first wife, Celia; e.i., Albert, Lorene, and
Cleburn Harris; but I have no further information on them or where they were
Mary Ann Strickland Grainger 10-10-2004
Researching William Baker, father of Calvin Morgan
Baker, in Walker Co.
Also researching Collinsworth/Williams/Colbert
Any connection to Walkers from Alabama?
Martha Baker Harpling 10-10-2004
Martha Harpling [MarthaH@abtelectronics.com]
I am looking for information on my
husbands adoptive father.
Name: William Temple Edwards. DOB: May
20, 1934. DOD Dec 1979. According to the SSDI the last know address
was in Walker Co. Jasper Alabama. Any information can be sent to Frankie
Rommel at email@example.com.
Martine Bates is the author of the new book Chris Sheats: The Man Who
Refused to Secede; this is a childrens' book (for the ages of 8 to 12).
By special arrangements with the publisher, an autographed copy of the book
is available for $9.50 (includes shipping). Send a check or money order to:
Priceville Elementary School, 438 Cave Springs Road, Priceville, AL 35603.
The proceeds will benefit the school's reading program. Also, the book is
available from the publisher at Seacoast Publishing, PO Box 26492,
Birmingham, AL, 35260.
Looking for any information about this family.
1900 - Cordova Twp, Walker Co, AL
Fracis (Francis?)Marion Hyche, 54, born May 1846, married 24 years, born
Alabama, parents born South Carolina, railroad trackman
wife Morzrill or Savilla(sis)Boon Hyche, 40, born Nov 1859, had 12 children
still living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama
son Alburtis, 19, born Oct 1880, farm laborer
dau Dora C., 17, born Mar 1883, servant
dau Martha, 15, born Sep 1884, servant
son Carson T., 15, born Sep 1884, farm laborer
son John, 14, born Oct 1885, farm laborer
dau Winnie, 13, born Mar 1887, at school
son Daniel, 2, born Sep 1897
son Dewey, 2/12, born Mar 1900
Bob Parker 10-22-2004 Sgtmajrp@aol.com
I am looking for info on my
ggp-Duke(Marmaduke?) and Francis Allen of Walker Co. They may have
lived there late 1790 or 1800. Don't have much to go on. Would
appreciate any info.
Thanks, Glenda firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for an obituary on Ellie
Marie Anderson, dod March 1980 in Townley, Walker Co. She was
formerly Ellie Marie Cook (nee Edgil). 1930 census shows her age 17,
living at home in East Pleasant, Walker Co. Father Rosmond Crance
Edgil; mother Alice Millwood Edgil. Any help would be appreciated.
Michelle Gross 10-25-2004
I'm Looking for a Mourning Stewart. She may have been
married to someone
else before marriage to my GG Grandfather William Barefield.
tombstone in Pontotoc County, MS, it states Mourning Stewart
she was either a Stewart by a previous marriage, or this is her
She was born 05-31-1826 in Georgia and died in Pontotoc, MS. Her
William Barefield was born 02-10-1815 in Hancock County GA. Any help
Mourning would be appreciated
Peggy A. Young 10-28-2004
Peggy A. Young [email@example.com]
Searching for info. regarding a Robert WILLIAMS wife Sarah shown
as follows on Walker Co. 1850 Census:
WILLIAMS, Robert 50 NC farmer
Sarah 49 SC
Stephen 22 SC
Elizabeth 18 SC
Nancy 16 SC
Harriet 13 SC
Samantha 6 Al
I'm wondering for this Robert could have been a twin brother of
my John H. Williams, who was also found on this census. Another
connection of mine was listed there also..William J. Myers
and wife Sarah.
Bev Wallace 10-31-2004
Wonder if anyone on the list has any info on William A.
Goad and Martha J. Burkett who married in Walker County 27 APR 1879; were
listed on the 1880 census with William as age 20 and Martha age 24. Then I
cant find them again until 1910 when I find Martha, supposedly married 3
times and still a Goad. She appears to be farming the same farm they were on
William is a brother to my great grandmother Elsie Goad Tidwell, and a son
of William A. Goad and Elizabeth Jackson. Elizabeth was widowed before 1870
and then she married Wm C Romine before 1880. Other siblings were
Adelaide(or Adeline?), David and Richard.
Dorothy Rhodes 9-1-2004
Searching for Desc of:
Robert B. Williams b Oct 1865 in Walker Co, son of Isiah and Rebecca Raines
He married Sintha Raines [born 1851][daughter of James and Susan ]Raines
1888 in Walker Co.
on the 1900 census they were in Winston Co. with 2 children
Lillie F. b Sept 1889
Henry b Mar 1892.
Found a Marriage of Lillie F Williams marrying another Robert Williams
9-14-1905 in Winston Co.
Any clue where to find them after 1910 will be deeply appreciated.
Requesting help/information on these families in Walker
Speigle......All replies will be appreciated.
Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Speigle
Name Death Date Death County Comment
A. D .Speigle 12 Mar 1905 Jefferson INF
Guy Speigle 21 Dec 1917 Walker
Harold Speigle 10 Apr 1918 Walker
Ora Speigle 09 Jan 1918 Morgan
Infant Speigle 18 Feb 1922 Morgan Infant of Don
Bertie Speigle Feb1924 Morgan
H. C. Speigle Jun 1926 Cullman
Infant Speigle Feb1927 Morgan inf. of L. P. Speigle
Olden Speigle Mar 1926 Tuscaloosa
Robt. Thurman Speigle Aug 1926 Cullman
Dan Speigle Aug 1928 Morgan
James Henry Speigle Dec 1930 Walker
James H Speigle 13 Mar 1942 Jefferson
Mary E Speigle 11 Aug 1943 Cullman
Shirley D Speigle 24 Oct 1945 Cullman
Louis O Speigle 23 Mar 1949 Cullman
Henry D Speigle 14 May 1957 Walker
Social Security Death Index
Speigle Last residence AL
Name Birth Date Death Date Last Residence
Abner L. Speigle 7 Oct 1922 Dec 1993 Mount Olive,
Andy Speigle 12 Jan 1870 Aug 1966 Addison, Winston,
Denvil Speigle 19 Feb 1913 24 Aug 1995 Birmingham,
Frances E. Speigle 20 May 1922 31 Jul 2002 Birmingham,
James A. Speigle 24 Feb 1911 2 Apr 1999 Adamsville, Jefferson,
John Speigle 6 Nov 1921 Nov 1978 Birmingham, Jefferson,
Olleta Speigle 27 Sep 1912 May 1983 Gardendale, Jefferson,
Rosa Speigle 27 Jun 1894 Dec 1985 Sumiton, Walker, Alabama
1867 Voter Loyalty Oaths:
Stacks, William, born 10 Sep 1814 Newberry District, SC
1920 U.S. Census
Hubert J. Stacks, 27 Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Jasper, Walker, Alabama
1907 census of Confederate Vets:
John Morgan Stacks, Born September 29, 1842 Near Atlanta, GA.
Served B Co. 10th AL Cav.
1860 U.S. census Walker, AL
Post Office Arkadelphia
Stacks, William 29 , farmer, GA
-- Lucinda 29 MS
-- P.R. 5 AL (male)
--George A. 3
--Mary F. 1
--Elender 7 (F)
Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Stacks
Name Death Date Death County
Mrs Jasper Stacks 30 Dec 1916 Walker
John M Stacks 1 Jan 1916 Walker
Nancy Stacks 16 Dec 1917 Walker
Olga Stacks 11 May 1917 Walker
Bessie Stacks 24 Dec 1922 Walker
Charlie Stacks 11 Oct 1921 Walker
John Stacks 10 Oct 1921 Walker
Ramona Stacks 28 Jul 1941 Walker
Loyd A Stacks 12 Feb 1946 Walker
Willie A K Stacks 24 Jul 1950 Walker
George W E Stacks 1 Nov 1952 Walker
John H Stacks 19 Mar 1953 Walker
William E Stacks 12 Apr 1957 Walker
Many thanks to Wes Keat for this research
Seeking information on these families in Walker County.
Johnston, (Gur)Ganus, Hardin, O'Rear, Waldrop, Patton, or Mullinax. Also,
asking for location on Cedar Creek and Liberty Hill Cemeteries. All replies
will be appreciated. Thank you.
Jean Greenwood 9-4-2004 Jean
Wm Best and Lucinda Raines Best lived all their lives
in Walker Co.Ala.
I found them on 1880-1900-census there. Has anyone found them on 1910-20.
I think Wm died abt 1910-20 and Lucinda died in 1920. What cemetery
was near Cordova where they lived. Would like to find their graves.
Karen Langley Powell 7-6-2004
This is in answer to the many queries about this
Thank you so much for your inquiry
regarding the "Myers Book" entitled, "Some Descendants of
Abraham and Sarah Roberson Myers of Walker County, Alabama". This
book was a labor of love by my late mother, Mable Myers. I do
have copies available and the cost is $50.00 which includes mailing
fees. You may send your payment to me, Betty Myers Stocks at 614
Ray Ave., Troy, Alabama 36081 and I will be glad to mail you a copy.
Betty Stocks 7-9-2004
Can anyone please look in the index of the Heritage of
Walker County (1999?)
and tell me if Salathiel Perry Clements (b. 6 Oct 1821 AL, d. 5 May 1904,
AL) and his wife (2nd) Elizabeth J. (surname unknown, b. GA) and any of
children (names unknown) are listed? And also Clements' brother-in-law
Solomon Jackson (b. 1842 AL, d. unknown) who lived with them for some time?
Gary Laine 7-9-2004
My great grandparents were married in 1914
in (Nauvoo) Walker, AL. My great grandfather was Robert Leroy Garrett
born 18 April 1891 and died 1 Feb 1956. My great grandmother was
Alice Beasley born 30 May 1894 and died 11 March 1976. They were
buried at the Old Bethel Graveyard. I know nothing of their lives
together except for the births of their four daughters. I would be very
interested also in knowing about the Beasley side of the family. Are
there any relatives out there who can update me. THANK YOU!!!
Rhonda Holt 7-12-2004
This past weekend, P J Gossett interviewed
several people from around Natural Bridge on the history of the "ghost"
town Glen Mary. It was located about 3 miles north of Natural Bridge in
Winston County. (Here are notes from him)....
You can go to:
http://wcgs.ala.nu and click on the
"Towns & Communities" link. When that page comes up, click on "Glen
Mary." If you have any stories pertaining to this town, please let me
know so I can include it. Secondly, on the Towns & Communities page,
you will see a whole bunch of other small communities. If you know of
anything about these places, please e-mail it to me. I think it would
be nice to start a short history on all these places.
One more thing. If you wish to keep
receiving updates from me (at various times) on the website, please
subscribe to the Winston County Mailing List. That's where I will be
directing the messages. If you are not on the list, send an e-mail to
with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.
Once you do this, you can send out messages to everyone by sending your
Peter J. Gossett
Winston County Coordinator
DAVIDSON BLACKWELL & SOPHIA HENRY and
JAMES MADISON ABSOLOM DAVIS & NANCY HENRY
DAVIDSON BLACKWELL and SOPHIA HENRY were
married in Carroll Co., GA on 29 May 1832. He was born 7 Oct 1809;
Elbert Co., GA, d. 22 Jun 1887, Walker Co., AL, mother named, NANCY,
father uncertain; but, born in NC. The family might have moved and
lived in SC before moving to Georgia.
A lead on the parents of SOPHIA HENRY, who
was born 1807; d. 29 Mar 1880, Walker Co., AL.
She is believed by some to be the daughter
of JAMES ALEXANDER HENRY and SOPHIA REAGAN, who were married on 23 Jun
1793 in Rockingham Co., NC, according to one source. I am trying to
find out the original source of this information.
JAMES ALEXANDER HENRY was shown as ALEXANDER
HENRY on the 1820 US Census in Elbert Co., GA, page 170; and died before
the 1830 US Census.
The 1820 US Census in that County also
JOHN HENRY, page 169 (married 25 Jan 1818
to POLLY SKINNER
WILLIAM HENRY, page 169 (married 20 Mar 1817
5o CUCIE SKINNER
CHARLES HENRY, page 176
BENJAMIN HENRY, page 187
The 1830 census shows the following HENRY
heads of household in Elbert Co., GA.
WILLIAM HENRY 30-40
ALEXANDER HENRY (JR.) 20-30
DANIEL N. HENRY
There were records showing WILLIAM HENRY was
in and out of Carroll Co., GA, where SOPHIA married.
Source of her parents had provided the
addition of SOPHIA as a child of JAMES ALEXANDER HENRY and SOPHIA REAGAN
to an acquaintance of mine in Huntsville, who was descended from
SOPHIA's sister, NANCY HENRY, who had married about 1819 to JAMES
MADISON ABSOLOM DAVIS (b. 1796-1798).
Was he the JAMES DAVIS on the 1850 census in
Walker Co., AL in District 12?
Ann Strickland Grainger 7-13-2004
Ann S. Grainger [MASGrainger@knology.net]