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Escambia County Queries
Jan - Dec 1998

BLACKWELL

Searching for any info on the George W. BLACKWELL family. George W. BLACKWELL was born 1830 in AL and married Sebra ?? in Santa Rosa Co., Fl. Children: George W. b. 1855, Bethena b. 1857, Susa b. 1859, Margrett b. 1860, Dasie b. 1867, Lorie b. 1871, Barney b. 1869, Francis b. 1874, Nancy b. 1875, Feburary, b. 1878, Wyatt b. 1879, Alice b. 1881. This family is listed in the 1885 Escambia Co., Fl census. Send E-mail to
Bobby R. King 5/04/98

BOON/CONWAY

Could anyone tell me if you were married in 1868; did you have to fill out a marriage application? I am looking for the place of birth , hopefully for the name of a town, for Sarah Jane BOON who married May 01, 1868 to James CONWAY in Escambia County Florida. I found this in the IGI at the city library in Daytona Beach Florida. Any and all help will be very appreciated. Send E-mail to
Elizabeth V Wardlow 5/11/98

BURKE/RHODES

Seeking any information on BURKE surname, especially Joseph (and/or Patrick) BURKE and wife Matilda. They had a daughter named Rebecca, who possibly married Frederick RHODES (another person-WYATT1946@aol.com had a query on this in 1997 but this person is no longer a member of AOL..if you have ANY other email address on Cheri (Wyatt1946) please let me know.) I'm seeking further information on Isaac Hamilton BURKE, born 1860. Thanks so much. Send E-mail to
Cindy 4/18/98

CLIMIE/PAISLEY/WALLACE/MANGANELLA

Looking for info on George Stanley CLIMIE and Claudia Angela (PAISLEY) CLIMIE and their children: Faith Anna (CLIMIE) WALLACE, Darlene CLIMIE, Bonnie Jean CLIMIE, Turla (CLIMIE) MANGANELLA and any other CLIMIE's from about 1920 to present.Send E-mail to
Mary Schultz 2/17/1998

COMPTON/SKINNER/SAVILL

I am looking for info on William Hall COMPTON, b. ca. 1769, England, d. 2-25-1821, Pensacola, FL, and his wife, Cecilia Mowbray SKINNER, born in Beaufort, SC, d. in FL. They were married ca. 1793, in Beaufort. They moved to FL approx. 1819/1820. Their son, Richard J. COMPTON, b. ca.1800, SC, d. 1838, Mobile, AL, married Orphey SAVILL on 3-1-1824, in Escambia County. Their son, Billy, was born 1825/1826 in FL, died in Enterprise, Clarke County, MS. Any further details would be much appreciated. I have very little on the wives of these men.
mmaness@bellsouth.net

COTTON/HART/DYCUS

John Fletcher COTTON B. 1824 Escambia Co. D. 1907 Saratoga Tex. Wife Elizabeth Granberry HART Need to know more about COTTON or COTTEN has anyone done any research on this family? Also G.B. DYCUS or any information on DYCUS Family in this area Appreciate any help from any one. Send E-mail to
Warren Jernigan 3/7/1998

I am a first cousin to Theile and doing family history research. The ROUSE family line is very small and dwindling with each generation. I am trying to bring all the descendent lines up to date and would be thrilled to find this long lost connection. Send E-mail to Barbara Cogburn 5/12/98

EDWARDS/PORTER

Looking for descendants of Pink A. EDWARDS & Mrs. Jannett (ELLIS) PORTER, married Escambia Co, FL, 24 Feb 1822 by A. Gordon; EDWARDS from Claiborne, AL; bride from Pensacola. Jannett PORTER was daughter (or granddaughter) of Evan ELLIS and Phyllis LENNON of Bladen Co, NC. Listed in Evan's will of circa 1788: daughters- Anne PORTER, Jannett. Was Pink A. EDWARDS a son of Charles EDWARDS (will dtd 6 Jan 1811, Bladen), wife Lydia? Sons mentioned in will of Charles EDWARDS: James, Charles, John. I cannot find any early EDWARDS burials in Escambia or Santa Rosa Co, FL; therefore I think Jannett and husband may have moved to his home in Claiborne, Monroe Co, AL, after marriage. However, there is an early EDWARDS burial in Bluff Springs Cemetery (aka Crary Memorial or Cottage Hill). Send E-mail to Deborah Biesbrock 2/22/1998

FORUM/WILLIAMS

Looking for Hans Heinrich Eggers FORUM, born 9/3/1844 - died 12/10/1913 Warrington, FL and Margaret WILLIAMS born c.1855 FL? - died ? Warrington, Fl? Any infomration on these two would be helpful. Hans was the consul of Denmark and had at least one son Charles Walter FORUM Send E-mail to
Dorn Moore 3/20/1998

LYNN

I am looking for information on Rev. Arthur LYNN who died in Century, Florida October 29, 1945. In addition to his being a minister, he also recorded gospel music. Send E-mail to
Ken Cadenhead 2/4/1998

MAGEE

I would like to document a family story concerning William MAGEE. He moved to Pensacola about 1766, was there about 4 years, and was captured and killed by Indians in moving back to South Carolina; his family was captured but released and went back to South Carolina; he did not sell his property. What records should I look for? Send E-mail to
Mona Ray 1/21/1998

McGHEE/ROUSE

I am searching for any descendents of Theile (perhaps called Pat) McGHEE, b. 1918 in Lake Charles, LA, son of Lela (Mamie) ROUSE McGhee FOSTER d. in 1965 in Pensacola, FL. He was in the Navy in WWII and married about 1942 in Houston, TX. I think there were 2 daughters born to that marriage before it ended in divorce. I think he married again, possibly in FL, and may have had children by that marriage also. Send E-mail to
Barbara Cogburn 5/15/98

METTS

Searching for ANY info on John METTS b. abt 1820 GA and wife ?Sintha b. abt 1830?Ga; listed in the 1850 Appling Co, GA census and 1860 Escambia Co, FL census. Where were they in 1870? Some of their children lived in Santa Rosa Co, FL. Children all b in GA: Mary J 1847; David 1849; Mary 1850; Nancy Marie 1851; Henry 1854; Emily 1854 and Lucinda 1856. HELP! Send E-mail to
Nancy Nilsen 2/18/1998

PAYNE/HOWE/THOMAS

I'm trying to research the PAYNE side of my family, with which I have no remaining contacts. My grandfather was Joseph Edward PAYNE (AKA Dr. J.E. PAYNE), born July 21, 1895 (birthplace unknown), and died October 1985 in Pensacola. He owned a jewelry store in Mariana, Florida during the 1930's and 40's. He later became an optometrist and moved to Pensacola circa 1950.

His first wife was Alma HOWE, born April 3, 1893 (birthplace unknown). They married sometime prior to 1918, had two children: Alma Elaine PAYNE (my mother, born May 13, 1918 and died 1969) and Joseph Edward PAYNE, Jr., born circa 1920 and died circa 1970. He was married to Dot (Last name unknown), and they had two girls: Joyce PAYNE (born November 30, 1940), and Brenda PAYNE (born circa 1943).

Joseph Edward PAYNE's father was Samuel Lafayette PAYNE (born 1850-1870), nd he was married to Mary Catherine THOMAS (born 1850-1870) If anyone knows additional information on the PAYNE's, I would welcome hearing from you. Send E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper 01/04/1998

PEADEN/PEDEN/SPENCE

Looking for info. on Bartlett PEADEN my GGGGF. who was in Escambia Co. prior to 1850 when he is found on Census for Santa Rosa Co. He lived in the Milton area. His daughter Louisa b. 8/15/1832 Ala. d. 10/5/1903 Caesar, Hancock Co., Ms. md. Francis Marion "Frank" SPENCE. They were my GGGP. Any info. on this family very much appreciated. Send E-mail to Carl Spiers 2/18/1998

PRINGLE/OVERSTREET/MILSTEAD/DIXON

Seeking information on my 3rd ggf John A. PRINGLE b. 14 Mar 1804 SC. Married 1st to Lucretia (maiden name unknown) b. 10 Jan 1810 FL d. 10 Dec 1849 FL. They had 10 children all born in Escambia Co, FL John voted in the 1st FL election of 1845 in Escambia Co. I believe his father was Abraham PRINGLE b. Oct 1776 SC d. bef 1860 in Coker's Chapel, MS. married to Mary CLARKE.

Abraham was living next door to John on the 1830 Escambia Co FL census. John married Susan OVERSTREET on 18 Jan 1851 in Escambia Co. and moved to Lauderdale, MS by 1860 where Abraham was now living. John and Lucretia were the parents of my 2nd ggm Mary Ann Lucretia PRINGLE b. 11 Jan 1835 FL. d. 19 Nov 1905 married Eli Augustus DIXON. They are both buried in Dixonville Cemetery, just outside of Brewton, Escambia Co, AL.

I believe John's brothers were Isham A. PRINGLE b. 1808 SC married Elizabeth P. KINLEY on 16 Mar 1831 Escambia Co, AL. Also William S. PRINGLE b. 6 Jan 1813 married Sarah "Sallie" MILSTEAD on 1 Oct 1835 in Escambia Co. Thomas K. PRINGLE b. 1815 SC d. in Civil War in 1864, married Ellen DREYDEN b. 1818 SC. Any help will be appreciated. Send E-mail to Judi Hamm 01/11/1998

PRINGLE/OVERSTREET/MILSTEAD/DIXON

Seeking information on my 3rd ggf John A. PRINGLE b. 14 Mar 1804 SC. Married 1st to Lucretia (maiden name unknown) b. 10 Jan 1810 FL d. 10 Dec 1849 FL. They had 10 children all born in Escambia Co, FL John voted in the 1st FL election of 1845 in Escambia Co. I believe his father was Abraham PRINGLE b. Oct 1776 SC d. bef 1860 in Coker's Chapel, MS. married to Mary CLARKE. Abraham was living next door to John on the 1830 Escambia Co FL census. John married Susan OVERSTREET on 18 Jan 1851 in Escambia Co. and moved to Lauderdale, MS by 1860 where Abraham was now living. John and Lucretia were the parents of my 2nd ggm Mary Ann Lucretia PRINGLE b. 11 Jan 1835 FL. d. 19 Nov 1905 married Eli Augustus DIXON. They are both buried in Dixonville Cemetery, just outside of Brewton, Escambia Co, AL.

I believe John's brothers were Isham A. PRINGLE b. 1808 SC married Elizabeth P. KINLEY on 16 Mar 1831 Escambia Co, AL. Also William S. PRINGLE b. 6 Jan 1813 married Sarah "Sallie" MILSTEAD on 1 Oct 1835 in Escambia Co. Thomas K. PRINGLE b. 1815 SC d. in Civil War in 1864, married Ellen DREYDEN b. 1818 SC. Any help with this will be appreciated. Send E-mail to Judi Hamm 01/11/1998

SILCOX/TILL/

Seeking information on family of my great grandfather Jesse SILCOX, born about 1855 in north Escambia or Santa Rosa Co. area. He married Nancy Elizabeth TILL 7Aug1880 in Lowndes Co., AL and died 20 Jan1927. Jesse SILCOX is listed in the 1885 census in Escambia Co., FL. The family moved to Monroe Co., AL in the late 1890's.

Brothers and sisters of Jesse SILCOX include: Lewis or Louis SILCOX (born abt. 1858), Sidney SILCOX(born abt. 1860), Amanda SILCOX (born abt. 1863) and Betty SILCOX (born abt. 1865). Sallie(?) Silcox was listed as their mother in the 1885 census (head of household, no adult male listed).

A great aunt told me several years ago that Jesse SILCOX's parents died some time before 1900 and are buried in unmarked graves at Godwin cemetary. The 1860 Santa Rosa Co. census lists a Jesse of the right age with John SILCOX (age 65), Martha (61), William (23), Sarah (17), John (33) and Sarah (25). Anyone have any information on any of these SILCOX's ? Send E-mail to Ronnie Silcox 1/26/1998

SOWELL/DEAN

My connection to the Pensacola area was when Capt. George N. SOWELL brought his troop of volunteers from Covington Co. Al. to muster in Pensacola, as the 29th Al. Infantry, Co. 1. I have no pictures of him, and know nothing else, except that he was a justice of the peace in Al. His widow, Nancy WIGGINS SOWELL lived out her life in Santa Rosa Co. with her inlaws, Lewis. L. and Mary SOWELL. I do not know where they are buried. I am descended from Abijah Lewis SOWELL, eldest son to Geo. and Nancy.

I was told that my Grandfather, Andrew Jackson DEAN Jr.'s family had lived in the Pensacola area. His wife was Malinda, both were born around 1852. They lived in the part of Jackson/Washington Co. that became Holmes Co. near Bonifay. Send E-mail to Sharon Agte 1/20/1998

TAYLOR/BLANTON

Looking for information on Arthur Edward TAYLOR b. 1892 in the Pine Forest area m. in the 1930's to Molly BLANTON of Frisco City, AL d.around the 1960's. They lived on "F" Street in Pensacola and had three children: Valpeau, Gladys and Arthur Carol. Send E-mail to Steve Currin 3/2/1998

TRUMAN /JEANES /SYKES/SIKES

Seek any info /referral to sources in which to look for militiary, burial, civic records or mentions.
    Richard TRUMAN (b:1795,s/o James,Philadelphia,PA -d:Sept.09,1822;Pensacola,Escambia,FL)
     m: Martha JEANES (d:Aug.29,1822)=2 known children:
        1)Rebecca TRUMAN (b:Apr 24,1819; probably in Phil.,PA) m: Mr.MALIN (of NJ);
        2)William TRUMAN (d:1821/infant; Phil.PA).

    His uncle, also a Richard TRUMAN (c1744-1813;Phil.,PA)    m1(1775):Abigail ESTEY 
        C.1745-1775;Phil.,PA);     m2:Rachel SYKES (b:c1750,d/o Thomas SYKES of 
        Charleston S.C. -  d:1802,probably Phil.,PA)=4 known children:
       1)Mary Sikes TRUMAN, 2)Isabella Bewley? TRUMAN, 3)Abigail TRUMAN,
       4)James Sikes TRUMAN.

At DAR Library in Washington,DC, I located mention in Territorial Papers (v12pg290) wherein TRUMAN & SYKES surnames sign onto letter re:Andrew (future president) JACKSON. Send E-mail to Pamela Preston 2/4/1998

WILSON/INNERARRITY

Looking for William H. WILSON (19) 1850 Census Esc. Co Father Henry WILSON mother Hariette all in the household of Alin INNERARRITY. William Henry WILSON went to New Orleans was a lawyer there and here in Pensacola. Died 12/16/1910 New Orleans, La. Prob. born 1831 Escambia. Need to find his wife and family. Send E-mail to
Warren Jernigan 3/7/1998

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