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Date: 97-09-28
Ratliff Ferdinand Davis son of Henry E. and Mary Davis. Born in Calhoun county Georgia ,December 15,1848-died December 13,1933 in St. Andrews Florida. Buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery. Married to Louella Bruner January 16, 1869 Jackson county Florida. Father of eleven children.

William Franklin Davis son of Ratliff Ferdinand Davis and Louella Bruner. Born in Texas September 1876-died July 17, 1947 in Panama City, Florida.

Buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery. Married to Lucinda Cordelia Howell January 11, 1903 Holmes county, Florida. Father of seven children.

Lucinda Cordelia Howell daughter of William Hezikiah Howell and Sara Emma  Narcissus Jones. Born in Henry county Alabama June 15,1884-died March 27,1934. Buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery.Married to William Franklin Davis January 11, 1903 Holmes county, Florida.Mother of seven children.

Anna Lara Davis daughter of William Franklin Davis and Lucinda Cordelia Howell. Born in Florida (?) -died September 18, 1937.Buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery. Married to William Railey. Mother of one child. Anna Lara died giving birth to her one child,who also died. Her headstone reads Anna Lara & infant.

The headstone on R.F. Davis is incorrect. The date of his death is 1933 not 1936. He is the son of Henry and Mary Davis. I have not discovered her maiden name. William Franklin Davis is the son of Ratliff Ferdinand Davis and Louella Bruner. Delia Howell is the wife of W.F. Davis and the daughter of William Hezikiah Howell and Sara Emma Jones.  R.F's wife is not buried in Poplar Springs,could she be buried in one of the Bruner Cemeterys?

I am so excited to see that the cemetery records are being documented. Keep up the good work!!  Dorothy

Date: 97-09-28
From: (cynthia dean)

Surnames I have researched in Jackson Co. FL:

GREEN, NICHOLS, LEWIS, STRIBLING, JARMAN, MESSER, MITCHELL, MCDANIEL, and other allied families. Looking for other researchers to exchange info. Thanks, Cynthia Dean

Subj: Pope, Scurlock, Pope, Bird, Rowe and Reeves
Date: 97-09-23
From: (Bob & Judy)
Need information on William Stewart Pope (b.1789 SC; d. 1837 Sneads,FL) mrd Harriet Scurlock. He owned a lot of property near Sneads. His son William Samuel Pope mrd Mary E Rowe, daughter of Stephen and Nancy Bird Rowe. Their daughter Elizabeth Pope (b.2 Oct 1880 Sneads,FL) mrd Hugh Stephens Reaves. I would deeply appreciate any information you can give me about these families.
 Thanks,  Helen Farrell

Date: 97-09-19
JONES, BRUTON/BREWTON --- Buckner JONES (b.1804, Craven Co., NC) m. Sarah BRUTON/BREWTON 1829, Decatur Co., Ga. Also found in Bulloch Co., Ga., Jackson Co., Fl., and Early Co., Ga. from 1830 to 1845. Seeking desc of five known children, and info on family after 1845. Will exchange info on siblings, parents and g-parents on JONES, BRIDGER, BARRY and NOBLE lines. All help appreciated! Lisa

Subj: Long and Hatcher and Families
Date: 97-09-15
From: (Jane Doe)
I was thrilled to find your site! My father was Carwil Doran Long, b. 1923 in Bascom. My grandparents were J.R. Long and Addie Clarice Hatcher; ggrandparents: George Washington Long/Mittie Iola Robinson and Rufus Hatcher and Ida Johnson. Visited the cemetary at Hickory Grove in Bascom a few years ago. I am at 347 High Street in Belfast, Maine 04915 or (email address is where I work). Looking forward to making connections! Susan Long

Subj: Toole
Date: 97-09-16
From: (Wylline Waters)
Betty, Has Keith Williamson told you that we think that Isaac Toole Sr. never existed and that the DAR has information that is not correct on the Tooles? Also someone was asking for info on the murder of James Aldolphus Toole and I don't remember who asked for this information. It was a Toole Researcher and it is quite detailed in a book on Washington Co. My mother remembers this tragedy occured in 1950. Ambus Peele literally got away with murder because the woman involved would not testify in court against Mr. Peele. Miss Taylor was dating both men.  James had his throat slashed by Ambus and Taylor was an accomplice. She went to jail and Ambus was not detained. This event occured in the town of Chipley, Fl. If you come across the person looking for this please pass it along to them as more people become aware that you are related to the Tooles, maybe they will contact you. Thanks, Wwaters

Subj: Bruner and Davis
Date: 97-09-17
I am trying to find a death date or cemetery record of Louella Bruner Davis .She lived in Jackson and Bay Counties. I believe she was buried in Jackson county. Date of birth May 1850. Married to Ratliff Ferdinand Davis January 16,1869 in Jackson County..He is buried in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Thanks,

Subj: New Toole Information
Date: 97-09-18
From: (Sanford Toole)

I know it has been some time since we talked. I took a short break from the genealogy and have now started back. I have some new information regarding the Toole line. It has been postulated by some that the father of Isaac Toole of Barnwell County (who married Keziah) was the son of another Isaac Toole who imigrated from Ireland. I am in possession of the Will and Estate papers of Edward Tool who lived in Bertie County, N.C. These papers indicate that Edward Tool was the father of both Isaac and David Tool who are listed in the 1790 Barnwell census.

Edward Toole died in 1773. In his will he named wife Mary, sons Geraldus, Jonathan, and David. The estate papers name all of the above plus Isaac and a Joseph Turner (he supposedly collected a share for his wife a daugher of Edward). I also have estate papers showing where David returned from Ga to NC to sell his share of the estate.

There was also a Laurence Toole who married Sabra Irwin. They had a son Henry Irwin Toole. The name Henry Irwin was handed down through the subsequent generations. Laurence also had a son named Geraldus. I THINK that Laurence and Edward were brothers, but as of yet have no documentation to that effect.

Thank you again for your great help as we try to fit the entire Toole puzzle together. Your information on the Irwin line is priceless. Sanford

Subj: Richard Frank Davis of Graceville, FL
Date: 97-09-12
From: (Richard Davis)
Taken from the 1903 edition of
The commercial growth and development of Graceville, Florida, received a powerful impetus when Richard F. Davis, Jr., established himself in the mercantile business in this city about ten years ago, founding an establishment which has grown by leaps and bounds, and in the course of
years has become one of the important business institutions in this part of the state. Born in Dale County, Alabama, January 7, 1870, Richard F.
Davis, Jr., is a son of Richard F. And Mary (Waters) Davis, both natives of Georgia. The father successfully followed agricultural pursuits
during all his life and passed away, at a comparatively early age, in July, 1869, while the mother is still living in Graceville. To this union were born four children: James, who died in infancy; Reuben T., who makes his home in Louisiana; Lela, the wife of J. H. Bullard, of
Graceville, Florida; and Richard F., Jr. After the death of her first husband Mrs. Davis married J. B. Martin, of Graceville, and by him had six children, namely: Solon, who passed away in active service in the Philippine Islands; Emma, the wife of W. C. Slade, of Graceville; Della and Early, both deceased; and James and Otto of Graceville.
His father having died before his birth, Richard F. Davis, Jr., enjoyed but few advantages of education and at the early age of twelve years began to farm. Time enabled him to rent some land which he cultivated with such success that he was able in 190 to buy one hundred and forty-five acres located in Alabama. After following agricultural pursuits for three years he sold his holdings and removed to Graceville, entering commercial circles here and building a store, in which he established a general merchandise business. He also carried hardware and furniture and in this store can be found all such goods as are demanded by the local trade, reasonably priced and of first class quality. A man of progressive tendencies, energetic and industrious, he has built up a mercantile establishment which is a credit to the town, and while he is deriving substantial returns from his enterprise he has largely contributed to the growth and development of this section by his activities. Mr. Davis was united in marriage to Miss Mary Floyd and they have become the parents of ten children: a son who died in infancy; E. Connor, who assists is father in the store; Pearl, attending college at
Gainesville, Georgia; Fannie Lee and Mary V., both at home; Howard, also at home; two sons who died in infancy; Jessie Belle, also deceased; and Blanche, at home.
A business man of the modern type, Mr. Davis is shrewd, able, progressive and straightforward, careful of his own interests, considerate of those of others, and influenced at all times by the thought of the broad effect which his work has upon the growth of his community. This public spirit finds expression in the interest which he takes in all matters promoted to benefit the community, and he has actively participated in the city government as a member of the city council, wisely exercising his efforts in fathering such measures as would do the most good to the city. His religion is that of the Baptist church and fraternally is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias. It is evident from his life's record that success is but ambition's answer and
that a fixed and unalterable purpose pursued under all circumstances is the best motive power can have.

Subj: McMillan Descendants
Date: 97-09-09
From: (Miriam Bailey)
I am compiling the descendants of brothers JAMES MCMILLAN and DOUGAL MCMILLAN and their first cousin, DAVID MCMILLAN, who came from Cumberland Co, NC, to Gadsden County, FL, is the mid-1840s, but moved to Jackson Co. before 1850. James settled in the Sneads area; Dougal and David settled a few miles from present-day Malone. I would be grantful if anyone possessing information on descendants of these--particularly of James-- would contact me.

Subj: Wetherington and Wester Family
Date: 97-09-08
From: (Etta Hodges)
Hi Betty! My name is Etta Hodges and I am looking for a death record or cemetery record for Etta Wetherington Wester. I believe she died around 1924. She was married to Earnest Wester, they lived in Liberty County and had two children, Leona and Leon. Earnest worked at a nearby sawmill, probably in Jackson County. If anyone has any info, I would appreciate it. Thanks Etta

Date: 97-09-06
Looking for the parents or brother & sister of
James Cloud b.1810 d.1878 m. Matilda Griffin 10/1/1854
William Cloud b.1850
Stewart Cloud b.1853
Madison Cloud b.1856
Henry Cloud b.1857
John Cloud b.1859
Zacharia Cloud b.1862
James Cloud b.1864
Sarah Cloud b. 1863
Noah Cloud b.1866
Carrie Cloud b.1869
Thanks for any help, Melanie Young

Date: 97-09-05
From: V
Searching for family connections to Eli Morris married Margaret Hardee/Hardy June 27, 1850 in Coffee Co., Al. Children: Thomas B April 13, 1851; Alex B. March 9, 1853; Giles B. April 12, 1855; Simon Peter B. August 29, 1857; Ephrim B. May 14, 1859; Daniel B. March 9, 1860; Eli Jr. B. October 9, 1863; Jack B. January 29, 1865; Ethel Tucker B. March 28, 1867; Lige B. October 28, 1869; Emma B. May 1, 1873; and Anglish G. B. August 29, 1875. Some of this information could be incorrect, as I've had a couple of conflicting reports from different sources. Any connection or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Ginny

Date: 97-09-05
GRANTHAM, Jesse Jackson 1821-1893 & Sarah "Sallie" nee LAIN LANE 1838-1893 of Dooly Co, GA. 11 issues: some born in Mariana, Jackson Co., FL. Wm Madison Benjamin Slaughter GRANTHAM
The Honorable Nathan Green Ealy Thomas Peter GRANTHUM (note this family is aka as GRANTHUM & Elizabeth nee DAVIS settled in Taylor Co.,FL.; Harriet Malicia GRANTHAM & Frank P. DAVIS Susan Jane Catherine GRANTHAM & John Wesley ALDAY; Elizabeth GRANTHAM & Erasmus McDONALD; Mary A. " Mollie" GRANTHAM & J.W. POSTON; Jessie Theodoshia "Doshia" Delilah GRANTHAM & Rheuben M. Lee CLOUD
Jesse Lee "JL" GRANTTHAM (note this family is aka as GRANTTHAM; John Morgan GRANTHAM;
Delphia Tempie GRANTHAM & Unknown PARISH
Infant GRANTHAM (died in childbirth)
Will correspond with other GRANTHAM researchers. Janice

Date: 97-09-05
From: V
Searching for any connection to family of Elijah Morris B. October 28, 1874 in Al. married Catherine Martin July 4, 1895 in Jackson Co., Fl. Children: Patience Lou Ethel B July 4, 1896 Fl; James A. B. January 1898 Fl.; Jessie Lee B July 6, 1905 Fl.; and Eva Clyde B. October 1, 1907. Elijah died Feburary 13, 1954. Thanks! Ginny

Date: 97-09-05
From: V
I love what ya'll are doing to the Gen-Web page! Kudos! I am searching for a connection to Pricilla (Ad) E. Newsome/Newsom who married Ethel Tucker Morris. She was born 1876 in Florida - possibly Jackson Co. Children: Ada E. B. 3-24-1899 Jackson Co.; Ida M. B 11-1897 Fl - died young; Leonard B 2-1901 Fl; Zula B. 7-31-1903 Fl.. Thanks! Ginny

Subj: McKinnon and Attaway
Date: 97-09-05
From: (Carol Middleton)
Hi Betty. My name is Carol Mddleton. I have a web site Carol Middleton's Genealogy Home Page at
Please visit my site and meet my family. I have many pages for the lines in my famliy including the McKinnons who settled in nearby Walton Co.
One line of that family lived in Jackson Co.- Daniel Love McKinnon and his wife Mary Attaway and while they are not in my direct line (I am descended from Daniel's sister Sarah), I have made a page for them. Carol Middleton

Subj: Mary Magdalene McCullough.
Date: 97-09-03
To: BettyMaeS
I'm looking for the name of the cemetery on RT 2. The org church burned many years ago and was rebuilted across the road. The cemetery land 1/4 acre was donated by my g-grandmother Mary Magdalene McCullough. She and two of my aunts and a uncle are buried there. Been to the cemetery several times and have never learn the name. It may be MT Olive Cemetery---if possible please confirm it for me.

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September 1997