Queries for 2006:
I am interested in knowing more about
several killings in Walker County, Alabama, in 1908. I will name
the victims but do not want to embarrass anyone by naming the perps in
this wide distribution.
I came across some old notes on the case
GEORGE WILLIAMS was was said to have been
killed by a man who mistakenly thought he was interested in his wife,
RHODA H____. RHODA H. ____claimed GEORGE WILLIAMS had whistled at her
when she was in her garden near the road picking beans. He claimed he
was whistling at another woman he knew coming toward him up the road.
The wife alledgedly went to the mines twice tell her husband about the
so-called-insult and alledgedly to demand WILLIAMS be killed..
GEORGE WILLIAMS body was discovered by a
blackman named CHARLES WILLIAMS who was driving by in his buggy.
GEORGE WILLIAMS was shot twice in the back.
At his funeral they were wiping blood off his face and throwing rags on
the grass where blookd was leaking out of his ears, nose and mouth. My
notes suggested this event took place and O' Galloway, a settlement
since destroyed by Strip miners. GEORGE WILLIAMS was hauled to the Coal
Bed Cemetery in a Wagon in a homemade casket. Perhaps he has no marker
since he was not listed on the survey of that cemetery.
RHODA H. ----- claimed she was suggesting an
apology when _____ showed up and fired the two shots into William's
back. At first they thought her husband had done the deed and arrested
him, then JOHNNY F____ confessed and gave himself up. The case was not
prosecuted. does anyone know why?
PIERCE HERRON was killed by two men, while
begging for his life. One man, Will D_____ did the deed and ___ G____
and another man, name not identified, were with the killer. They
alledgedly told PIERCE HERRON that "Dead Men Tell No Lies." The perps
alledgedly served time for this killing.
The above was told to me by my grandfather
who lived in Kansas at this time and later on the Galloway Road in
Carbon Hill and knew the people involved. My notes are rather sketchy.
I know the names of the perps as related to
me by my grandfather, but would like to hear more details on the
The year of 1908 was a violent time in Coal
Mining towns. This was the same year that the United Mine Workers were
trying to assist striking miners in Jefferson county, Alabama, by
providing them tents and food. (Usually the mine owners owned the
housing the miners had lived in.) Alabama Governor B. B. Comer gave the
order for the National Guards to cut down the tents. John P. White was
president of the United Mine Workers.
The 10th Annual MUSGROVE Family Reunion
will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 beginning at 11 a.m. (come earlier if
you can) at Musgrove Chapel United Methodist Church in Winfield, AL.
Bring a covered dish to share and family pictures, letters, etc. Drinks,
plates, napkins and utensils provided.
All allied families are invited including:
ASTON, AYCOCK, BISHOP, BLACK, DICKINSON, DODSON, FLYNN, HARRIS, HOWELL,
McDONALD, MORTON, MOSS, OTT, PATTERSON, PEDEN, SANDLIN, SCRUGGS, SMITH,
SOUTH, STANFORD, THOMPSON, TUTWILER, WEBSTER, WEEKS, WHITE.
For more information, contact Bob Weeks
<email@example.com>, 386-672-0535; or Monya Havekost <MHavekost@bellsouth.net>,
Researching: ANDERSON, ANDERSEN (Norway),
ASTON, BISHOP, DODSON, FYLLINGSNES (Norway), GRANT, HARRIS, HOWELL,
JORDAN, LESLIE, McDILL, McDONALD, MILLIGAN, MORTON, MUSGROVE, OWEN,
PEDEN, SOUTH, STANFORD, THOMPSON, WEAVER and WEBSTER
William Jackson Banks was my paternal
grandfather and Margarette Grace was my paternal grandmother. Both
are buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Walker County AL. Margarette passed
away about 1941 or so from stomach cancer and William passed away on 25 Dec
1952. I have photos of their headstones and of this cemetery. Most of my
photo information is on 8mm video tape but I will transfer any desired
information to a different format and e-mail a copy to you.
I have information on the Banks Family that
goes back to the Northern Neck of Virginia at abt. 1635.
Frances(Banks)Storey published two books on the Banks genealogy and there
are copies in the Carl Elliott library in Jasper, AL.
I have the GEDCOM file on this Banks Family and
I will be happy to send it to you just as soon as I can get some pc problems
cleared up. I have this file on a hard drive that died last week and I also
have it on a back-up drive. It will take a bit of time because I have some
hardware incompatibility issues that must be resolved between the old and
Jim Grace sent a copy of The Grace Family file
to me awhile back, so I have that information also. I will forever be
grateful to him because his file filled in a huge missing void on my
grandmother Margarettes side of the family.
Whenever possible, I am still gathering
information on Banks, Batchelor, Grace and Russell families.
Best Regards and let's stay in-touch.
Ernest Banks San Dimas, CA
Seeking information regarding the Sam and Jackie K. Russell Roberts
family in Jasper (1920) and Precinct 16 (1930) They were married in
Blount Co on 25 Nov 1900. In 1910 they are in Blount but the census taker
didn't record any of the children's names, just that they had 5. Sam died in
7 Jan 1939 and is buried in New Canaan Cemetery. Any help would be
Mrs. Deon Smith Eagle, Idaho firstname.lastname@example.org<about:blank>
I am looking
for Miriam A. Locke (Mrs. H. G.) She was a teacher in Walker
county for years. She was born on Apr. 19, 1907, and expired on Dec. 8,
1997. Her last known residence was in Tuscaloosa City. What I need to
know is where she is buried, and a referral to a friend of the family or
relative who may know something of her life and work.
We have looked
extensively on line for info without success.
Please let me know if you have any information on E.W.Payne and his
family-we can't find him after the 1880 census-also his son born in 1881
named Francis Marion Payne. There is no birth certificate for Francis-he is
my grandfather. Thank you!
George & Walden
Is this E.W. in 1900, 1910 & 1920?
1900 AL Walker Co pg 259B [ED152-01B] Precinct 17, Alabama 2nd June
Line 76 H15/F16 Payne, Eward W 39 wd b Dec 1860 AL/AL/AL farmer, owns
farm, free of mortgage, farm # 16
dau Minie L 16 b Oct 1883 AL/AL/AL attended school 6 months dau Arminda
14 b Aug 1885 AL/AL/AL dau Sarah M 12 b Oct 1887 AL/AL/AL attended school 6
months son Greely 11 b April 1889 AL/AL/AL attended school 6 months dau
Alice L 8 b June 1891 AL/AL/AL dau Cora 7 b April 1893 AL/AL/AL dau Bertha M
4 b Sept 1895 AL/AL/AL son John W 8/12 b Sept 1899 AL/AL/AL [His brother,
John is listed just before him with his family.]
1910 AL Walker Co pg 158A [ED188-07A] Precinct 22, 25 April
Line 9 Jasper & Parrish Road H114/F116 Payne, Edward W 40 wd b AL/AL/AL
farmer, general farm, owns farm, free of mortgage, farm #74 dau Alice ? 18 b
AL/AL/AL attended school dau Cora ? 17 b AL/AL/AL attended school dau Bertha
M 13 b AL/AL/AL attended school son John Q A 11 b AL/AL/AL attended school
dau Kerrys, Arminda 22 m1 3y b AL/AL/AL gr-dau Lerona M 7/12 b AL/AL/AL
In 1920, Edward is listed with one of his sons.
1920 AL Walker Co., pg 063B [ED097-11B] Precinct 1, Jasper, 20th & 21st
Line 70 H227/F432 PAYNE, Greely Louis 30 m b AL/AL/AL farmer, general
farm wife Callie 28 b AL/AL/AL son Kenneth 8 attended school b AL/AL/AL son
Grady 6 attended school b AL/AL/AL dau Evyline 4 ?/12 b AL/AL/AL dau Dorothy
?/12 b AL/AL/AL father Edward William 56 wd b AL/AL/AL farmer, general farm
NOTE: I found who I think to be Edward's parents and grandparents in
1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880. If you are interested, let me know.
Is there anyone on the list researching the GILDER family of Walker
James Lafayette GILDER and his wife Mary Anne SUTTLE lived there in the
late 1800's. He died in 1890 and is buried in an abandoned cemetery at
He was a Baptist preacher at the time of his death. Mary, his wife, was a
daughter of Judge Isaac Willis SUTTLE and his wife Louisa McCARY. Mary is
buried at Carbon Hill, Walker Co. James was also a Doctor and Surgeon - very
busy man I guess.
There children were:
Mary James who married A. P. Smith
Laura who married J. D. Moore
George Suttle Gilder (Also a doctor)
Mattie who married J. L. Thompson
Ada S. who married a Mr. Francis
and my grandmother Sarah Fellie who's first husband was Marion McMillian,
after his death she married Claude O. Looney and later moved to Atlanta, GA.
Since my grandmother's family moved away from Walker County I don't have
any contact with the families of the siblings. Would love to know more about
Thanks so much,
Sarah...... Sarah Hamiter
"A tribute to George W. Key.
Key, George W. 285h Ala. Co. E"
Plus other entries for other Soldiers named Key.
A Margaret Bolton, who is believed to be the sister of my Great Great
Grandfather, Richard William Bolton, married a George W. Key in Marshall
County, AL after their family was found (for the first time in America)
in the 1850 U. S. Census of Marshall County. In that 1850 U. S. Census,
Margaret Bolton, 17, b. abt. 1833 in England was shown in the Household
of her Stepfather, Charles Cross, 33, Ship Carpenter, b. abt 1817 in
Scotland; her Mother, Jane Cross, 40, b. abt. 1810 in England; her
Brother, Richard W.Bolton, 14, b. abt. 1836 in England; her Brother,
John A.Bolton, 11, b. abt. 1839 in England; and her Stepsister, Jane E.
Cross, 4, b. abt. 1846 in England. Margaret Bolton's Mother Jane
(Austin) Bolton was 1st married to Joseph Bolton, a British Soldier who
was "Lost at Sea." Joseph Bolton was the Father of Margaret, Richard
William, and John A. Bolton shown in the 1850 U. S. Census of Marshall
County. After Joseph Bolton was "Lost at Sea," Jane (Austin) Bolton
married my "Step" Great Great Great Grandfather Charles Cross and they
had Jane Ellen Cross in England. Later, they brought all 4 children to
America -- and settled in Marshall County, AL before the 1850 U. S.
Census was taken.
Margaret Bolton is shown in the 1860 U. S. Census of Morgan County, AL,
South West Division, with her husband George W. Key, 30, b. abt. 1830,
in Alabama, who was a Physician, and their children. It showed:
"George W. Key, 30, b. in Alabama; Margaret Key, 27, b. in York Sher,
England; James M. Key, 6, b. in Alabama; Laura J. Key, 4, b. in Alabama;
and a Son George W. Key, 2, b. in Alabama.
However, in the 1870 U. S. Census of Marshall County, Township 7, Range
3, Margaret Bolton and her children, with her Brother John A.
Bolton, were back in Marshall County -- without her Husband, George W.
Key. That Census shows: "Margaret Key, 36, b. England, Father of
Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth; Laura Jane Key, 14, b. Alabama,
Mother of Foreign Birth; George W. Key, 12, b. Alabama, Mother of
Foreign Birth; John C. Key, 9, b. Alabama, Mother of Foreign
Birth; Isabella, 8, b. Alabama, Mother of Foreign Birth, and Bolton,
John A., 32, b. England, Father of Foreign Birth, & Mother of Foreign
Since our George W. Key was shown in the 1860 Census in Morgan County,
AL with Margaret and their children but was not shown with the family in
the 1870 Census in Marshall County, AL, I had always wondered whether my
Margaret Bolton's husband might have been killed in the Civil
War (1861-1865); however, I have never found any such record. Finding a
George W. Key on your Web Site, as being with the 28th. Ala. Co. E.,
makes me wonder whether that George W. Key is the same one that Married
my Margaret Bolton in Marshall County, AL after the 1850 Census.
Can you tell me how I can get military data for the 28th. Ala. Co. E.,
and/or death data on that George W. Key shown on your Web Site?
Thank you very much for reading this. I would appreciate any leads that
might help me find out what happened to George W. Key from the Morgan
County, AL 1860 U. S. Census. May God Bless You and Your Family!
345 Warrenton Shores Drive
Guntersville, AL 35976-6132
Do you happen to know if Mary Gooch Snow, wife of Thomas Snow
(parents of Dr. William Henry Snow), remarried? Did she marry "Elisha
Randolph of Fayette County? I can not find records for this. Thomas
Snow, Jr. is living in his household on later census.
Mary Gooch Snow born 1790 SC
Thomas Snow died Walker County around 1833?
searching for supporting information [marriage records, land
records, census, death, etc – where are the records?] on or about my
gg-grandparents; James HOGAN, born Aug 16, 1808 in Rutherford
County, TN., died Jul 17, 1877 in Kansas, Walker County, AL.. He
was listed as a merchant in the Walker County. Records. He was
married to Elizabeth McDonald, born Feb 17, 1820 in East TN., died
Dec 4, 1869 in Kansas, Walker County., AL. Married abt. 1838 in
Kansas, Walker County, AL. I understand that he held a number of
public offices and a fair amount of land?.
Their children Mary HOGAN, born 1838
James J. “Jeff” HOGAN, born Jul 25, 1841 [served: Co. “K” Roddey’s
4th AL Cav Reg – CSA]
Martha J. HOGAN, born 1844
William P. “Bill” HOGAN, born 1845 [served Co. “K” Roddey’s 4th
AL Cav. Reg. – CSA]
.Lucinda HOGAN, born 1854
Emily Elizabeth HOGAN, born 1860 in Walker County, AL.
Would appreciate any assistance that I may get.
Jimmie Lee Robins, US Army [retired] July
I am looking for information on a, Daisy Burgess, who was
the informant on the death certificate of Sallie Marshall in Carbon
Hill, Walker Co., AL in 1953. Daisy may have been the daughter of
Sallie and her husband Rufus Marshall.
Valerie 4-2006 Valerie Lisk [email@example.com]
REGARDING WILLIAM BLACKWOOD (BIRTH: ABOUT 1822) OF WALKER
Would greatly appreciate it if anyone with information regarding
the fate of William Blackwood (b.1822) of Walker Co. could get in
touch with me (B. A. Blackwood: firstname.lastname@example.org ). William
was possibly a son of Isaac Blackwood of Blount Co., Alabama. He
last appears on the 1860 Walker Co. Federal Census with his family.
His wife was Tabitha Cornelius. His family next appears on the 1870
Federal Census in Wright Co., Missouri, without him. He is therefore
presumed to have died in Walker Co. sometime roughly between
1861-1869. Any help much appreciated. Thank you.
Barry Alan Blackwood 4-2006
Hembree who lived in Jasper, AL in the 1940s. My gr grandfather's
younger sister was a Mittie Ann (PUCKETT) HEMBREE who married a Peter
HEMBREE & evidently later married a James Monroe HEMBREE. She had 2
sons, Wash & Homer (who died young). Wash signed Mittie's death
certificate in 1942. I am trying to find info on her or her descendants
& also suspect that she might have just been taken in by Andrew Jackson
Puckett & Frances E. Roberts who married in 1837, Coweta Co. GA.
Mittie's death certificate lists a Richard Puckett & Fannie Brooks as
her parents. Mittie was b 1859, was in the Andrew J. Puckett h/h in the
1860 census but wasn't there in the 1870 census although she was listed
in my gr grandfather's (Wm Samuel Puckett) Bible.
Any info appreciated.
Diane Puckett Ethridge 3-2006 Diane Ethridge [email@example.com]
In reference to a 2004 posting:
This is an old posting I sent you in 2004. We have moved and our e-mail
address is now:
Please change it on your website. Thanks. Joyce McCool
more information on John McEARL,
born 1813 S.C. who appeared in 1840 census of Walker Co.,
Alabama. He was listed as: John McEREL, 1 male 20-30, 1 male
under 5 and 1 female 20-30. John's wife was Elizabeth N.A.V.
(maiden name unknown) and the son under age 5 was Jackson J.
Cannot find this family prior to 1840 census of Walker Co.,
Ala. By 1850 they were in Hancock Co, Ala; 1860 Winston Co,
Ala; 1870 Prentiss Co., Mississippi and 1880 Garland Co.,
Arkansas. Family History says Elizabeth N.A. V. , born abt.
1824 or 1827 in Alabama was full blood Indian. Any help
I am looking for any descendants of a Wash Hembree who lived in
Jasper, AL in the 1940s. My gr grandfather's younger sister was a Mittie
Ann (PUCKETT) HEMBREE who married a Peter HEMBREE & evidently later married
a James Monroe HEMBREE. She had 2 sons, Wash & Homer (who died young). Wash
signed Mittie's death certificate in 1942. I am trying to find info on her
or her descendants & also suspect that she might have just been taken in by
Andrew Jackson Puckett & Frances E. Roberts who married in 1837, Coweta Co.
GA. Mittie's death certificate lists a Richard Puckett & Fannie Brooks as
her parents. Mittie was b 1859, was in the Andrew J. Puckett h/h in the 1860
census but wasn't there in the 1870 census although she was listed in my gr
grandfather's (Wm Samuel Puckett) Bible.
Any info appreciated.
Diane Puckett Ethridge 3-9-2006 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Here are a few "tid bits" from the Friday, Jan 10, 1964, edition of
the Daily Mountain Eagle, just found on the backing of an old picture:
Musings by Martha Pennington
Mr. and Mrs. E.K. Barnes and Frank spent Sunday in Birmingham with her
sister, Mrs. A.A. Holdridge, Mr. Holdridge, [and] her father, Mr. Pat
McGarvin, who is spending some time with the Holdridges.
Keep hearing about those wonderful family get-to-togethers on that very
special day of the year . . . Mrs. Stacy Preston had seven of her eight
children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with her. Here from
Chattanooga were the Rev. and Mrs. C. Henry Preston, Tommy and Carol. Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond B. Preston, Raymond Jr. and Jimmy came from Wylam; Mr. and
Mrs. W.E. Tyree, from Birmingham; the Rev. and Mrs. Davis A. Black, Janice,
Caron and Janice of Malvern, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. John D. Preston of Tarrant
City; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Palmer, Jackie and Callie. Little Callie is only one
month old - so of course she stole the show. Completing the family group
were Mr. and Mrs. George Guthrie, Cathy and Robin, and Mr. and Mrs.
Mickey Barrett, Joe, Bobby and John Michael, of our town. The only child
of Mrs. Preston's unable to attend was Mrs. Cleo Earnest. Tunis, Tunisia is
a bit far - even for a day at home with the family.
Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Snoddy had as their guests last week her brother,
Patrick Wright, Mrs. Wright and baby of Baltimore, Md. Since it had been
nine years since they had so visited, it was an extra special time for the
Mrs. Robinson Entertains Group
Mrs. Joel Robinson entertained at a morning coffee party at her home on
Ninth Avenue yesterday. Honorees were her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Hamilton,
of Talladega, and cousin Mrs. William T. Cain, Norfolk, Virginia.
The coffee table was covered with an ecru linen embroidered cloth and
decorated with a bowl of yellow flowers. Mrs. Bob Gunn poured coffee. A
group of Jasper's young matrons were included in the courtesy.
Twentieth Century Club Holds Meet
The Twentieth Century Club met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Victor
Grace, Mrs. Vernon Shaw presiding. The meeting opened with the club collect
and salute to the flag. Mrs. Shaw brought the thought for the day. Mrs. T.D.
Rice, program chairman, presented Mr. Vincent Valentino, who spoke
interestingly on "National Defense".
The hostess served ambrosia, cake and coffee to Mrs. E.K. Barnes, Mrs.
John Drummond, Mrs. L.B. Goodwyn, Mrs. Ruth Meadows, Mrs. R.O. Phillips,
Mrs. T.D. Rice, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. M.K. Smith, Mrs. G.D. Roberts and Mrs.
Episcopal Women Conduct Meeting
Women of St. Mary's Episcopal Church held their monthly meeting at the
Parish House Monday. The meeting was opened with prayer, after which Mrs.
John M. Miller III conducted the business meeting. Plans were made for
the annual Parish supper, to be held on January 10, 6:30 p.m. in the church
The study program and fund raising projects for 1964 were discussed . .
. Mrs. James O. Myers, Mrs. Charles Tweedy, Jr., Mrs. Jack Saul and Mrs.
T.J. Payne, Jr., will comprise the planning committee.
Mrs. John T. Oliver, Jr. served coffee to the Rev. B. Scott Eppes, Mrs.
F.A. Brotherton, Mrs. B.C. Driver, Mrs. W.D. Leake, Jr, Mrs. Myers, Mrs.
Payne, Mrs. Tweedy, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Frank Watkins and Mrs. R.J. Schlitt.
Sent by Caroline Horton 3-6-2006
Would like to exchange info on the following surnames from Walker co.
Abbott. Williams, Raines, Kennymore/Kennemer, Cole, Robbins, Mullins/Mullens,
Sides, Mooney, Loggains/Loggins, Pate, Haskins.
Dolores Raines/Sutton 3-6-2006
Use Keyword As The Raines Came Down to view my sites
Please note this new website at the following web address
The site is dedicated to our Richardson ancestors who settled in Walker
County before 1840. They seem to have migrated from South Carolina.
We hope to find more Richardson relatives and together hopefully fill in
Star Soledad 2-21-2006 email@example.com
Looking for information on Malinda E.Clawers of
Eldridge, in Walker County Alabama she died in 1915. I think she
maybe my gggmother. Some of her children were Isabella, Alonzo and Emma,
I'm sure there are more children listed in my files, but if anyone knows
anything about her please let me know. Thank -you for any help Julie