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Queries (1997)

From 1997 through 2008 site coordinator Pat Mahan transferred queries sent to the Lauderdale County Rootsweb email address to this ALGenWeb site.  We have included the names and email addresses for each of the submitters, althoughwe cannot guarantee that these addresses are still valid after all these years.  If you posted a query here and would like to update your contact information, please email us at

Lynn Johnston Tue Jan 21 17:54:08 1997 
I am looking for OLEY HENCE LETSON, b. 1886 in Courtland,AL. He married LOU RENA REEVES,b. 1896, Russellville, AL. They married in Courtland, AL in 1912. Oley's father's name was HENCE HENDERSON LETSON. He married BELLE SPARKS. I am trying to get information on Belle and her family. Also, I am looking for info on LOU RENA REEVES and her family. Her mother was MARTHA GOODMON/GOODEN/GOODIN. Her father was FRANKLIN REEVES. He was in the Civil War. These families lived in and around Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Morgan and Limestone counties.


RITA KNIGHT Wed Jan 29 18:58:06 1997
Looking for info on NORRIS in Walker or Fayette co's in Alabama . Will exchange info


W. R. Pyle Fri Jan 31 19:13:42 1997
Looking for information on Blankenship Family in the Talladega, Alabama area, in the 1800 era. Also looking for McClellan Family in same area and the Roberts Family in Jackson, Co. Alabama area. If any one has any information please let me know. Thanks. These people also lived in the ironton area of Talladega, Co. Alabama

Pam Dorsey Mon Feb 10 15:59:31 1997
I am looking for any information on Ada Lee Groom b. 1872 d. 1-4-1949 buried in Moblie. She married Peter Joseph Paul b. Mar 23, 1867 New Orleans also buried in Mobile. I need any info at all concerning these people. Thanks. Also info on daughter Lee Etta Paul marrried to Rod Trilck.

teresa moore Tue Feb 11 19:00:50 1997
I want to know if you have any information on a Clarence Leo Edwards born2-23-1913 died Shelby County; he was my grandfather and I"m trying to find out more information about him. he married Addis Louise Ellison born 7-6-1914 and died 11-21-1990.Also I'd like some information on John Franklin White born 11-9-1910 died 5-28-1994 he married Mittice Lorene Ball born 1-6-1906 died 12-16-1983 Also Ada Jinks died in 1953; Lon White died in may of 63


Debra Burhite Wed Feb 12 12:59:03 1997
I am searching for a Mary Frances BURCHFIELD. She is from Alabama. Lived in Paducah,Ky in 1954. She was born in the 1930's. Any info on her or any family please contact me.

Morris Lamberson Wed Feb 12 14:32:42 1997
I am looking for information on my grandpa - Elijah Lamberson - He was born about 1818 in SC (not sure of county) later moved west and was on Tippah cty MI census in 1850. He married a person from AL, so I am hoping to get some leads from AL - not sure if he lived in Al. In the 1950s the family moved to Independence co AR. Any information would be appreciated. Morris Lamberson, 951 Joseph Dr., Conway, AR 72032

Larry J. Guthrie Fri Feb 14 07:36:57 1997
My gt-gt-gt-grandfather was one Nathaniel Guthrie who died ca. 1832 whereabouts unknown, but probably in NW Alabama. I believe he moved from Halifax Co., Virginia about 1815-1820. He probably lived for a while in Lauderdale Co., Alabama. He had as least two sons. One, born about 1801, John Guthrie evidently lived and died(1870) in Alabama, but all of his descendants moved to Oklahoma around 1890. The second son William Guthrie (b. 1818) lived most of his live in Colbert Co., Alabama. His grave is in the Margarum Cemetery. John lived during the 1840's, 50's and 60's. I need information about Nathaniel especially his parents.

elizabeth gonder Sun Feb 16 08:53:02 1997
I am looking for any and all information on my great grandfather, David James Trott. He was born on July 22,1884 in Pullman, Illinois. He joined the United States Navy on September 13, 1907, as a machinist's mate 2nd class in Chattanooga and was transferred to the USS Franklin on the same date. On October 28, 1907 he was transferred to USS Virginia. His momilitary id # was 157-39-92. This is all the information I have. If someone could even give me some direction it would be appreciated.

Cynthia Reed Mon Feb 24 08:36:45 1997
Searching for Martha Elizabeth FARR b 1 aug 1844, Emily/Emma Ann FARR b 11 apr 1851, Florance FARR b 1849, and James Turner FARR b 27 jul 1848. Believed to have been born in Florance/Floranceville, Lauderdale, Alabama. If anyone has any information regarding these people, please let me know. Know that Martha Elizabeth's father was John Lewis FARR b 1816 in Rutherford Tennessee. Her mother was Ann C. Pinkston but have no other information than her name. Can anyone help? Thanks

Sharon Aughinbaugh Mon Feb 24 10:26:16 1997
I'm looking for further information on Martha Ann Mitchell, born in Lauderdale,Co. December, 1809


Mary L. Wallace Mon Feb 24 23:41:34 1997

Need info on the ROBINSON family in Lexington,Lauderdale, Ala. Joseph R. ROBINSON b. 1802,Maury Co., Tn. [3rd of 5 children] m. Cintha VAWTERS in 1824,LAWRENCE Co., Ala. children: william A. b. Al.--Emily Jane b. Jan.16, 1831, Ala.--Lovin R. b. 1834 Ala. --Mary Elizabeth Sarah Charlotte b. Ms.This family moved to Iuka, Ms. after 1834 or 1840, Joseph may have operated a Hotel in Iuka. Any info on the Robinsons & Vawters would be appreciated. happy to share information.

Steve Marlowe Tue Feb 25 14:34:17 1997
Researching Lauderdale County families: ROGERS, COMER, WILLIAMS, BELEW, CRABB, WHITE. Would appreciate any help.


LeRoy Nichols lll Wed Feb 26 15:37:26 1997
looking for information on the JORDAN family found Brothers Peter,John,George,Tilman,Robert and Sister Martha on 1870 Lauderdale [Center Star] county ALABAMA census they ranged in AGE from 16-30 at this time I`am LOOKING for their PARENTS NAMES JOHN JORDAN married MARTHA PATRICK Center Star ALA apprx 1870 LOOKING for information on PATRICK and READER FAMILIES MARTHA mother and fathers maiden names looking foward to hearing from someone


BARBARA HAMEL Sat Mar 1 12:39:21 1997
Looking for informatin on John Barron and Mary (Humes) Barron married in Lauderdale County in 1823. Isaac Barron was the second son of John and Mary Barron.

Zandra Walker Mon Mar 3 15:05:07 1997
Walker, Staggs, Looking for any information on John Walker b.abt 1890 and Rosa Alma Staggs b. 1892. Or any information on these two families. Rosa and John had a son Cecil Coy Walker b. 1915.

Gil Creasy Mon Mar 3 18:29:15 1997
Searching for information on my grandparents---Joe T. Creasy-born 1861, died 1953, buried @ Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cypress Inn, Tn.--Sara E. Davis born1865, died 1919, buried at same place. Would like to know their place of birth, where they were married, their parents names, their brothers and sisters names and/or any other info available. They owned land in southern Wayne Co. Tn. and Lauderdale Co. Al. from the early 1900's that we know of. They had 7 children-Jessie B., Richard, William M., Liddie, Roxie, Isabelle and Callie. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kay Bradley Mon Mar 3 19:47:19 1997
Searching for information and/or descendants of the HUDDLESTON family listed on the 1830 and 1840 Lauderdale Co. census. Joseph S. HUDDLESTON and wife Elizabeth YOUNG came from SC to Lauderdale Co. Some of their children married there. Charlotte married Elias FAIRIS/FARIS, Felix married Elizabeth JONES, Andrew Jackson mar Bertha SEGO. Any tidbit of info greatly appreciated. Willing to share.

Michael Parker Mon Mar 3 19:57:20 1997
Looking for information on Peter S. PARKER a resident of Lauderdale county from 1832 until his death in about 1864. Formerly of Rowan Co. NC, Peter S. PARKER married Sarah HENDREN in 1809. Their children include William E. PARKER, Turner S. PARKER, Andrew I. PARKER, Eliza J.(LIPSCOMB), Elizabeth (GARRETT), Clemelia C. (COOK), Mary Ann (HOGE), Sarah S.A.(REYNOLDS) and Nancy I. (ARMSTEAD). I have descendancy through William E. and am seeking both ancestory of Peter S. and vital info his wife and other children. One other related family is the Vachel IAMS/IJAMS line, an uncle to Sarah HENDREN.

Mary Ellen Ledford Tue Feb 4 22:33:47 1997
Need help with familis of Fountain ROGERS born 1797 d 1873 Lauderdale Co. Al., buried near Rogersville, Al, son of William ROGERS. Married Rhoda CRABB Oct 1816 Fayette Co. Ky or White Co. Tn. Children were Joseph Calvin; Rhoda Rebecca; Clayborne Kyle; Mary Adelene; James Franklin; Mortimer; Fountain; John Jefferson Wiley.

Yvonne Stedman Fri Feb 7 20:30:34 1997
I am looking for any information on William COLLIER who married Catherine ROBINSON. They had Mary b. 1804, Polly, Sarah W. born 5 Mar 1811, Joseph, Caleb and Samuel, all born in Lauderdale Co. Sarh W. Collei married Benjamin STACY 12 Sept 1826 also in Lauderdale Co. Any information on these families would be appreciated. Thanks, Yvonne in Shelton, Wa


Gil Creasy Fri Mar 7 11:14:00 1997
Searching for information on my grand parents James Larkin Crosslin born 1873 in Coffee Co., Tn died 1962 in Florence, Al. buried Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Petersville, Al. Married to Frances Ellen Harris born 1886 - don't know where - died 1982 in Florence, Al., buried same place as my grandfather. Would like to know when he came to Alabama and if other members of his family came with him; when and where married and where Frances Ellen was born and raised and did she have family in Alabama? All information appreciated.

Marilyn Primero Fri Mar 7 21:43:52 1997
Would like to hear from any of you who are researching the ALEXANDER family of Lawrence County, AL. James Alexander and first spouse, Kitty WALKER, had 10 children. They were William Wilburn m. Mary Aldridge, Thomas Walker m. Nancy Minerva Cunningham, David Clay m. Julia Ann Cunningham, Sarah Belle m. Jesse Washington Aldridge, Kitty m. James Aldridge, Elizabeth m. Issac Pope, James m. Mary Johnson, Mary m.John Newton Aldridge, Nancy Minerva m. James Armstrong Aldridge,and George Washington m. Rachel Thompson. Kitty died in 1823 and James m. Elizabeth Sheffield, they had 4 children, they were Ferebe Louisa m. Alexander EARP, John m. Mary Gillespie, Malinda m. George W. Thompson and Riley ALEXANDER was killed at Chickamauga during Civil War. I am descended from David Clay Alexander who m. Julia Ann Cunningham. Have lots of info, would like to hear from any and all who have connections to these pioneers of Lawrence County, Alabama from the 1818's to present day. I've completed alot of the research but would love additional info.


John MacKenzie Sat Mar 8 07:04:08 1997
I have been researching the Gaisser family from Colbert Cty (Franklin Cty). I am interested in any information on the following individuals: John D. Gaisser (Guizer) B. 1799 in Germany Death Date: ? Married to: Ann (Maiden name unknown) John H. Gaisser (Guizer) B. Abt. 1830-1840 Death Date: ? Married to Louise (Maiden name unknown) Childrens Names: Thomas B. Gaisser (1866-Unk) John Gaisser (Abt. 1862-Unk) Joseph Gaisser (Abt. 1863-Unk) George Gaisser (Abt. 1873-Unk)

John Alan Thigpen Sun Mar 9 15:01:04 1997
I am seeking informantion on the families of J.W. Fulks born @ 1810, and his wife's family, Nancy C. Vickers born @ 1816. Their Daughter Mahala married my great grandfather Ira Bluford Thigpen. I have only some census records from 1840 50 and 60. J. W. Fulks was not listed in 1850 so I assume he died prior to that time. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. John Alan Thigpen

Sandra Page Mon Mar 10 17:52:00 1997
G-g-grandmother Margaret Caroline LITTLE,b circa 1840.Father Charles Little b? Mother Sarah HILL ,b unknown date, supposidly Va.Brothers and sisters unknown but might have had a brother or uncle Benjamen.Margaret's obit.(OHIO) states she was born and raised in ROGERSVILLE,Al.Should have been listed in 1850 censes but couldn't find any LITTLES!!!

Alyson Austin Rabren Thu Mar 13 08:16:18 1997
I am looking for family of John Calhoun Austin(Jack).His children:Molly,John Harvey,Luther,Isaac Samuel(my great-grand- father).My grandfather:Walter Clarence Austin.Isaac Samuel was married to Delilah Richards and Donie Slayton.Jack lived around Little Hatton.Family is still in Sheffield,Muscle Shoals,Leigh- ton area.

Linda Coleman Fri Mar 14 20:35:06 1997
BANKS-Seeking information about Thomas Robert"Bob" Baxter BANKS(10 June 1784,VA) who lived in Lauderdate Co.AL between 1816 and 1830's.His wife was Susannah Rose JARVIS(b. 29 Feb.1788, NC) d/o Reziah JARVIS.


Cathy Jones Sat Mar 15 00:21:28 1997
Researching Rhodes, Walker, Hanna, Jones,and Lester in Lauderdale County.

Kay Parker McCary Sat Mar 15 17:19:35 1997
BELSHA and RHODES, would like to share info on these ancestors that lived in Lauderdale Co. 1820's to before 1870. They had moved to Shelby County, TEXAS by then.

Brian K. Eddy Sat Mar 15 18:57:56 1997
I am looking for info about my g-grandfather. Fred Leon SHELTON. b. April 18, 1896 in Ripley ala. Lauderdale county. I know only the names of his parents Sampson SHELTON and Naomi GRAHAM. Any help that can be given would be greatly appreciated. -Brian K. Eddy

Dianne Morris Mon Mar 17 13:11:16 1997
I am seeking information on the families of James Faulkenberry (born ca 1800)married to Sarah McKnight and his daughter Ellen Adeline Faulkenberry who married a Truitt.Adaline was widowed around 1869-70 and remarried a man by the name of E.E. LEE. She died shortly thereafter. Seek info on TRUITTS.Thanks

Lee Brown Garrett Sun Mar 23 00:11:47 1997
I am looking for any BROWNs that had a son named EUSREY (Usrey), b. abt 1812. His first or middle name may have been, James, Martin, William or Thomas. He married Lucinda EAVES in Marengo, Co., 1833. I am also looking in Lauderdale Co. for THOMAS HENRY POWERS, b. 25 Feb 1863, Martha Ann YORK, George W. WHITE, his parents: John Bradford WHITE and Cynthia BARNETT, his wife, Nancy WHITE and her parents: Sherwood WHITE and Jane HARVEY, dau of John Harvey from Fairfield Co, SC.

Fred Sanders Wed Mar 26 04:35:34 1997
Researching Henry Gadd ROBINSON b. abt 1822 TN m.10 Feb 1847 Lauderdale, AL Dianah Matilda ODOM b. abt 1817 TN d. bef 1880 Savannah, Hardin, TN. Any dat on parents, siblings, etc.

Carey Rogers Sat Mar 29 11:43:34 1997
John and Samuel BENTLEY are in the 1860 Lauderdale census. John is buried in the Wilborn Cemetery next to 10 yr old Leabrucy BENTLEY. I am looking for any connection between these BENTLEYS and a Lebrucy BENTLEY who lived in Limestone County. Any information would be appreciated.

Roseanne Cain Wed Apr 2 08:31:11 1997
Lewis HURT b c. 1834 m. Mary Jane WAITS 1859 Lauderdale Co. AL. Lewis' siblings: Dicy/Vicey, Sally, Marth, John. His mother, Eunice, married Darrel WAITS 1861 in Lauderdale Co. What was Eunice's maiden name? Who was her husband, father of Lewis? Any information on this family appreciated. Will share what information I have.


Vernon Brewer Wed Apr 2 10:50:33 1997
I am looking for any information concerning the family of James Dudley GAMBLE b.1884 married Roxie Ollie WESSON. Any help on this family would be appreciated.


Joan Marie Meyering Thu Apr 3 21:02:30 1997
HARBIN-PERDOM-HERALD-HORTON Would like to exchange with anyone descended from the following three marriages in Lawrence or Lauderdale County, AL. 1) Jarrett HARBIN & Sarah PERDOM 4/21/1824, 2) John D. HARBIN & Rachel HERALD 11/1/1827, and 3) Benjamin HARBIN & Aditha C. HORTON 9/8/1838. Thanks so much.

Pam Stone Fri Apr 4 04:50:39 1997
GRISSOM Seek descs. of Oliver & Diannah GRISSOM/GRESHAM, from NC, settled Lauderdale Co., AL, ca. 1831; Oliver d. ca. 1832; children (all b. NC): (1) Wiley H., b. 1779, d. 1861, Granville Co., NC; (2) Mary Ann "Polly", b. 1781, m. CLARK; (3) William B. b. 1783, d. ca. 1819, AL, prob. no m.; (4) Elizabeth S. "Betsy", b. 1785, m. Joseph COMMONS; (5) Sallie, b. ca. 1887, m. NALE; (6) Eaton B., b. 1789, m. ? (7) Benjamin P. "Ben", b.1791, m. 1823, Jane PERRYMAN; (8) Edward Sumners "Ned", b. 1793, d. 1864, Itawamba Co., MS; m. Susannah "Susie" -----; (9) (Son) b. 1795, bel. d. young; (10) Henry M. (Harrison M.?, "Harry"), b. 1797, d. aft. 1870, Itawamba Co., MS. Children of Edward S. & Susie Grissom: (1) Hickman (2) John (3) Wiley (4) Jane (5) Harrison (6) Emeline "Emily" (m. ----- Kelly & Manly D. FILES) (7) Marion (8) Sarah M. (m. Jos. EVANS) (9) Paralee (10) Bumpas (11) Rio Grande. Children of Henry M. & Diannah Grissom (all b. Lauderdale Co., AL): (1) Diannah "Fanny" (2) William Otho (m. Margaret Jane BOREN) (3) George Washington (m. Marillah S. "Rilla" LIVINGSTON & Mattie GUDGER) (4) Henry Jackson (m. Letha Ann RATLIFF & Amanda Peinina "Mandy" RATLIFF (5) Mariam Eliz. (m. Jas. Monroe NABERS) (6) Hiram Newton (m. Mary Frances RATLIFF) (7) Sarah Paralee (no m.) (8) Columbus Lafayette "Lum" (m. Mary Frances "Fanny" UNDERWOOD). 3645 Barna Ave., #28F, Titusville, FL 32780-5363

Ward H. Oliver Fri Apr 4 20:34:11 1997
HARAWAY - Like many researching the family of Cuthbert WILLIAMSON, d. Charlotte Co., VA 1811, I received information that Nancy, daughter of Cuthbert, m. Nathan HARAWAY in Charlotte Co. and moved to AL in 1816. After some investigation, I believe that Nancy WILLIAMSON m. Samuel HARAWAY, and that they went to Giles Co., TN ca 1816, and on to Lauderdale Co., AL 1820-23. Samuel died there ca. 1840, his will naming wife Nancy, sons Walter M., George N., Julian T., Samuel, Daniel W., and Charles T. HARAWAY; son-in-law Samuel CRAFT. Does anyone have this family sorted out? I have much data to share on the family of Cuthbert WILLIAMSON and his father-in-law, John WHITE, d. Charlotte Co., VA 1782.


Pat Guess/Lemonds Sat Apr 5 19:02:31 1997
Gist/Guess, Andrew Andrew was born about 1810-20 maybe in S. Carolina or Alabama. Believe he is buried in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Would appreciate any help on any Andrew of this last name. Andrew married Mary A. (no maiden name) born in 1822 in S. Carolina.

William Chipman Sun Apr 6 14:47:21 1997
Am searching for parents of T.J. Fuqua born in Ala ca 1831. He later moved to Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. He married Mary Miller. They are on the 1860 census for that Parish.

Pam Stone Wed Apr 9 17:31:34 1997
LIVINGSTON William F. LIVINGSTON, b. ca. 1810, (place unk.) m. Ann? ---- --. William & Ann LIVINGSTON had at least two daughters, who were twins: (1) Marillah S. LIVINGSTON, b. 13 Mar 1835, AL, d. 24 Oct 1894, Itawamba Co., MS, m. 22 Apr 1855, Fulton, Lauderdale Co., AL, George Washington GRISSOM; (2) Margaret L. LIVINGSTON m. John M. GRISSOM (not George's bro., unsure of relationship) in same co. I know that John LIVINGSTON, son of William Todd LIVINGSTON & Sarah WARE of Essex Co., VA, and Surry Co., NC, d. 1826 in Blount Co., AL. Can anyone tell me his children? Grandchildren? Does anyone know if his bro., William LIVINGSTON (m. Isabel NELSON) went to Lauderdale? Thanks! Pam Stone 3645 Barna Ave., #28F, Titusville,

Loree LaChance Wed Apr 9 20:02:22 1997
Currently researching families of John C. CHISHOLM, Rev. Alexander C. CHISHOLM, Rev. Henry GARRARD, Mary BOURLAND, William Washington GARRARD, Sr. I have lots of information to share, and would enjoy knowing more about them in this area. CHISHOLMs are from Green Hill, Lauderdale Co, AL., and the GARRARD/BOURLANDS are mainly from Florence.


Emily Davis Fri Apr 11 15:20:07 1997
READER (REEDER) and CAMPBELL FAMILIES of Lauderdale Co., Ala. David READER and Agnes (UNKNOWN) had dau. Ailsey REEDER B. 1807 SC and Marr. JAMES E. CAMPBELL ON 1829 IN Lauderdale Co., James CAMPBELL born 1807 Tenn and both James and Ailsey died in Arkansas. Would like info on these two families. Email me. Thanks

Doler, Leamon Eugene Mon Apr 14 16:25:49 1997
paternal grandfather: Bunyan Elijah Doler Maternal grandfather: Leamon C. Stough Father: Lloyd Doler Mother: Hazel Arretta Stough I am looking for ancestors for "Doler" or modified name, Stough, Nichols Thomas. All above ancestors were born in Alabama, latest city was Opelika,

Bertie Brittain Sun Apr 20 11:22:44 1997
I'm searching for any of John Weigart decendants in the area. This family moved to Lauderdale in the early 1900, from Lincoln Co. Tn.

Janel Woodbury Fri Apr 18 09:14:04 1997
WILLIAMS, TODD: Need information on Thomas Williams who married Julia Todd 24 Jun 1841 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Contact Janel Woodbury

Sue Harris Fri Apr 25 13:18:19 1997
William CHAMBERS d intestate 1822, Lauderdale Co. Had 8 heirs, unnamed. Adm was Edward Osborn CHAMBERS (b 1774 Lunenburg, m Nancy Ann HURT, lived Person, NC, Giles, TN, Lauderdale, AL, & Tipton, TN, where d. How were William & Edward O. CHAMBERS related? Who were William's 8 heirs?

Marie Rockhold Sun Apr 27 14:33:47 1997
I am looking for any information on the ECK family. My grandfather was Gerard John ECK, born in Bonn, Germany in 1872. His younger brother and sisters were born in St. Florian or Florence Ala. His brothers were August John, Anthony Henry, and sisters were Mary Ann and Johannah. His father was Henry Herman. Gerard John married ANNIE CATHERINE(nee?) on September 25, 1900. I would appreciate any information anyone may have about what my grandmother's maiden name was. I don't know anything about her.

ELLEN MARTIN Sun Apr 27 19:42:02 1997 

LEWIS MARTIN...married ELIZABETH "BETSY" PRICE in Lauderdale County...July 1822..Moved to DeSoto County, MS..Lewis died there..Rest of the family moved to White County, Arkansas...Who are their parents, sibling etc? Any help will be appreciated.

Martha Shelton Truitt Thu May 1 07:39:15 1997
Searching Rev James Shelton and Martha Cox of Limestone Co Al. They lived there from 1850 on.Who is Martha's family? Many believe Permanus Cox is part of hers.Need parents of Martha and Permanus Cox. We descend from Rev James son,Claiborne Permanus, who married Caroline Harwell, in Limestone Co Al, abt 1820. Rev James Shelton's known children were Celia, Robert J., our C.P., Caroline , Aurora, Amy, James A, Mark, William A., Martha Melissa, Mary, John H. Rev James Shelton's parents pre- sumed to be Stephen and Rhoda Green Shelton born in Va abt 1760. Her parents believed to be Philmer and Nancy Green. There first child was named Philmore Shelton. Philmer and Nancy were from N.C.Also we need info on Rev James's son Eliphas b. abt 1790 in Limestone co al or Giles Co Tn. on Sugar Creek.

Shirley Quintero Sun May 4 05:17:06 1997
CORRECTION: ZINN LEE VAUGHN (VAUGHAN) was born November 29, 1899 in Florence, AL, parents James and Sallie.

Shirley Quintero Sun May 4 05:13:53 1997
I am researching my grandfather ZINN LEE VAUGHN (VAUGHAN), born in Florence, AL on November 29, 1889. His parents' names were James and Sallie. This is the only information I have. Thank you.

Steven Jacobson Mon May 5 11:20:11 1997
Researching Thomas P. EARNEST and Sarah KIRKLAND of Lauderdale CO. AL circa 1872 to present, will exchange data for what I have, I would like to relink the Family members of this marriage.

Sara Norris Tue May 6 09:48:59 1997
Am looking for info. on Benjamin FRENCH, born in Caswell Co. N. Carolina in 1764 died in Lauderdale Co in 1847. Married to Sally TURNER

Margie Pearce Wed May 7 23:42:45 1997
Green Lee OLDHAM m. Mary CONWAY in Lauderdale Co on 30 Oct 1827. Would like any information on this couple. Did they leave AL in a wagon train headed west? Who were there children?

Perry L. Evans Thu May 8 11:08:51 1997
ALLRED'S OF NW ALABAMA- JOHN and JOSHUA were brothers from NW Alabama. I am descended from JOSHUA ALLRED who married a MANDY MCCARVER and had the following children: FRANCIS PEARL ALLRED, FRANK ALLRED, JANE ALLRED, AND ROBERT BOYD ALLRED. All born around 1850's to 1870. JANE married a R.H. MAYO. FRANCIS PEARL married JAMES STRICKLIN. FRANK ALLRED married CORNY SHARP. My g.grandfather ROBERT BOYD ALLRED married MATTIE LEE STATUM. Either a younger brother of John and Josh or the son of JOHN ALLRED was a THOMAS V. ALLRED who married LAURA MAYO. Any connections to any of these ALLRED'S would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead of time. .

Perry L. Evans Thu May 8 11:25:11 1997
BURLESON / BURLISON of NW ALABAMA. My grandmother LUCY A. BURLESON WAS BORN July 4th, 1895, somewhere in NW Alabama. Her parents were HENRY BURLESON and FANNIE HODGE, her maternal grandmother was a MARTHA HODGE. LUCY was related to a JAMES H. BURLESON who married a AUGUSTA EVANS, she was either a cousin or niece? JAMES AND AUGUSTA'S children were: HOWARD, LILLIAN,HURLAND,RACHEL,ROBERT and BEATRICE. Any connections to these BURLESON'S would be greatly appreciated. JAMES H. BURLESON was reported to have been born in Arkansas.


Janie Weaver Fri May 9 06:38:22 1997
Researching the following families in Lauderdale Co.: STEEN, HERSTON, WILSON, HOWARD.

Carol Snoddy Byler Tue May 13 07:18:27 1997
Searching for information on William Snoddy (b: 1789 in TN) who migrated to Lauderdale Co, AL. On Nov 2, 1818, he deeded property in Lincoln County to his brother, David. From Lincoln County he migrated to Lauderdale County, Alabama, where on July 27, 1820, he married Elizabeth Mumford Fuqua, the daughter of Archibald Fuqua. They had three boys (William Giles b&d: 1822; Thomas Archie b: 1823; and David b: 1824). On Feb 28, 1821, William purchased land from George Coalter in Lauderdale County. On May 22, 1822, he was commissioned into the Alabama state militia (1st Division, 2nd Brigade, 10th Regiment) from Franklin County, Alabama. On Dec 21, 1824, he deeded property in Lincoln County, Tennessee to his brother, David, and on March 30, 1825, he purchased property on the Elk River in Lauderdale County, Alabama. During this time, William and his brother, Adam, went into business. They ran a ferry business, a cotton gin, and a general store. William signed his will on April 7, 1825 and it was proven on May 11, 1825 by his brother, Graham, who was living in Lincoln County at that time. William's sons (Thomas Archie 2 years old and David 1 year old then) were assigned to a guardian, John Donahoo (their Aunt Mary Fuqua Donahoo's husband). Their mother remarried in 1830 to William T. Smith and left them with John and Mary Donahoo. They were ages 6 and 7 at that time. Later, when Thomas Archie and David were older, they were overseers for members of the Fuqua family.

Milt Simmons Sun May 18 08:38:12 1997
George Simmons born abt 1789 in Virginia, wife Elizabeth Landman Simmons, Rogersville, Lauderdale Co. AL parents of SIMMONS-William Woodson b.1862 (Parents are George Washington and Roxie Simmons) in Ala,m Margaret Elizabeth PICKETT,b. 1865, Shelby County (Parents are Booth). In 1900 Wood is believe killed near the Wolf Creek Bridge, Corona, Ala. by a member of the family. Older, unmarried childeren moved to Birmingham. Childrem 1. Mary (POE), 2. Lula (HARRIS), 3. Cora (WILLCUTT), 4. George, 5. Roxie Annia (ATKINS),6. William Dolphus, 7. Milton Morgan. George Washington Simmons is believed to be a descendent of George Simmons of Rogersvill, AL who pioneered to Alabama from Tennessee and Virginia. Confirmation of this link will confirm I am a Son of an American Revolutionary War Soldier, Benjamin Simmons, Southhampton County, VA. This is the information I am seeking. Thank you in advance for your assistance and help.


Kay Bradley Sun May 18 20:40:49 1997
Seeking info and researchers working on the YOUNG family of Lauderdale Co, AL. James YOUNG and wife Mary KELLOUGH were mar in SC abt 1786. James YOUNG, a Revolutionary soldier died 1818 Lauderdale Co. Mary KELLOUGH died 1843. Known children are: (1) John YOUNG born 1789 mar Elizabeth HAND, (2) Elizabeth YOUNG born 1790 mar Joseph S. HUDDLESTON, (3) Samuel YOUNG born 1792, (4) Ebenezer Gordon YOUNG born 1794 mar Rebecca BYLER, (5) James YOUNG born 1796, (6) Mary A. YOUNG born 1798, ( 7) William YOUNG born 1801, (8) Sarah "Sally" YOUNG born 1804, (9) David H. YOUNG born 1806, and (10) Thomas K. YOUNG born 1809 mar Artimissia Nelson. Any tidbit appreciated and happy to share data. Thanks!


Ellie Handley Mon May 19 14:18:17 1997
I am in search for the family of George Handley, Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters. George married Mary Earnest abt 1838 in Tenn.? George and Mary brith place is Tenn, 1820 & 1821. However; the family moved to Fayette Co., some times between 1840 and 1850. Then between 1860 and 1870 moved on to Lauderdale Co., AL., where most of the family remaind and some are still there today. Killen and Center Star AL. Mary Earnest Father and Mother was James & Mary Ann (Polly) (Curl) Earnest of Walker & Fayette Co., AL. George & Mary Handley had 13 children: James, Sarah E., Irvin, William Payton, Mahala, Mary Ann, John, Marion Newton, Jane, Margaret, George, Lucretia and Thomas. Mary also had an Uncle who lived & died in Lauderdale Co., Moses E. Earnest. Moses was the brother to James Earnest. Other relatives living in Lauderdale Co., Gooch, Smallwood. James, Irvin and William Payton was in the Army during the Civil War. Irvin was killed at the battle of Shiloh, in Tenn. James Handley, my ggGrandfather was married to Haner or Hannh E. sccond marriage to Louisia Williford.


Julie Partridge Wed May 21 21:50:40 1997

Lauderdale County - researching JEREMIAH DAILY. Original home in Florence, Alabama. He was a medical doctor, school teacher, Pastor of Zion's Rest Church Franklin County Alabama. Son was JONATHON DAILY married CYNTHIA MELINDA ANN MORTON. JEREMIAH served as Capt of Company E 4th Alabama Calvary under Col. Willam A. Johnson -Roddy's Brigade. Sept 1, 1862 thru Feb 5 1864. Jeremiah born approx 1816. Wife Emily ?

Kay Bradley Mon May 26 08:00:56 1997
Seeking information on the JONES family. Elizabeth JONES born 1806 in SC married Felix G. HUDDLESTON (born 1817 AL) on 24 Oct 1834 in Lauderdale Co. Known children living to adulthood are: (1.) Harriet Caroline HUDDLESTON mar Beri SUTHERLAND. (2.) Joseph W. HUDDLESTON mar Louisa M. MCMURREY, (3.) Wiley E. HUDDLESTON mar Sarah GAINES, (4.) George W. HUDDLESTON mar Maria E. WOOD, and (5.) Thomas J. HUDDLESTON mar Emily HARMON. Elizabeth JONES died 1851-1854. Need parents for Elizabeth. Is it possible that she had been married before since she was almost 11 yrs older than Felix?? Possible brother is Thomas C. JONES? Any tidbit appreciated and always willing to share my data. Thanks!


margaret neeley Fri May 30 16:32:46 1997
I am looking for any info on William Neeley or Callie Price any little hint will be appreciated.

Skyblue59 Thu May 29 23:02:10 1997
I am seeking death information for Samuel E. YOUNG and his wife Nancy Jane POOL. Samuel was born March 1826 in Lauderdale Co, AL, married Nancy Jane in August 1848 also in Lauderdale Co, AL. They moved with many of their adult children to Hopkins Co, TX. Nancy is said to have died in Hopkins Co, TX on May 12, 1899. I have not found any death info on Samuel. I am told he traveled after his wife's death and may have died in AL or TN. Thank you for your time.

Joann Kemp Fri May 30 12:13:21 1997
looking for info on Margret Brewer where she died from wayne co Tenn She was Married to Henery Guss Danley he later moved to pope co Ark with my Grandmother Sarah Dulcamoore Danley also would like info on her sister Mary Donnelly Danley Portfield Most are in Dover ark anyone who knows where margert or Mary are at are know anything pleasecontact Joann Taylor Kemp 3811 e 73rd s Muskogee,ok 74403

Carol Lombard Sat May 31 17:12:41 1997
Where has the LASH family gone? Frank LASH, b/? d/AL, married Sallie CARR, b/TN, d/Lauderdale Co. AL. They had six ch: Thomas, Margaret, William, Lizzie, and twins Annie Lee and Mary Dee. Annie Lee married John Vinson PUTMAN, and after his death, married his brother Lucian Leon PUTMAN. Mary Dee married Gabe JACKSON. Frank LASH then married to Nance LITTLE, and they had Joseph, Charity and Gentry. Charity married a man named RICHARDSON. What happened to the other LASHs?

Alanna Riley Tue Jun 3 14:23:20 1997
I am looking for my GG grandfather, Samuel Richard RILEY, born April, 1861, in Alabama. I have very little information about him. This is all I know about Samuel Richard RILEY: Born: April, 1861, Alabama (according to 1900 TX census, Upshur County) Married: Mary Virginia "Jennie" Floyd, late 1880s. pl. unknown Born: December 13, 1868, LA Died: March 22, 1922, Houston, Harris Co,TX Buried: Washington Cemetary, Houston, TX Children: 1) Miranda M. 2) Carter Richard born: January, 1891, Bowie Co, TX married: Mattie Louise DeWitz, Nov. 1910, Appleby, Nacogdoches, TX died: December 23, 1940, Colmesneil, Tyler, TX buried: Mt. Hope, Chester, Tyler, TX 3) Howard died at age of 9, buried Cold Springs, Garrison, Nacogdoches Co, TX 4) Mamie 5) Altha Jewell 6)S.R."Doc" died in 1996 in Ozark, Newton, AL 7) Harold I have birthdates and other information only for Carter, my GGrandfather, Howard, and Harold. Other children's information has not yet been found. I cannot find this family between 1900 and 1910, nor before 1900. There were other children who died. Jennie RILEY stated that she was a widow in the 1920 census, Houston, Harris Co, TX. I hope that someone can help me with this sketchy information. I really want to find this family! Contact me anytime at the following or, may contact my mother at the second address Sincerely, Alanna Riley P.O. Box 6016, College Station, TX 77844 (409) 847-0447 or contact: Melissa Riley HC4, Box 77-A


SARA NORRIS Fri Jun 6 10:21:51 1997
Looking for wife and grandparents of Jeremiah FRENCH. He was born in Kentucky in 1792 and died in Lawrence Co. in 1835


SARA NORRIS Fri Jun 6 10:37:49 1997
Looking for info. on the ancestry of William Wesley Emmons of McNairy Co. Tn. His parents were H.Nixon Emmons and Rebecca ?. She was born in Alabama.


Lance E. Key Wed Jun 11 18:44:12 1997
Looking for information on the following KEY families. THOMAS KEY and wife MARTHA HUSSEY; CALVIN D. KEY and wife MARY EVALINE THOMAS; MARTIN CRAWFORD KEY and wife MILLY HAMM. Moved to Alabma from Moore County, NC about 1845-50. Left Lauderdale County, AL for Texas in 1869. Calvin Key was a gunsmith and worked for Jacob Stutts and possibly David Kennedy while in the Green Hill area. Mary Evaline Thomas was born in Lauderdale County. Milly Hamm was from Lawrence County, TN. Crawford and Milly lived in the Loretto, Wayland Springs area in Lawrence County, TN. Calvin and Mary (1854) and Crawford and Milly (1853) were married in Florence, AL. Also would like info on the Jacob Stutts gun factory or the David Kennedy gun factory which operated in the Green Hill area around the time of the Civil War..

Linda Mayfield Vestal Wed Jun 11 19:27:58 1997
Would like to correspond with researchers interested in the descendants of Curtis CLEMMONS/CLEMONS; Hamilton REYNOLDS; John HAMM; John S. WATKINS and/or John CRYMES of Lauderdale Co., AL


Stephanie Smith Thu Jun 12 10:24:35 1997
I am looking for BARNETTs and LINDSEYs of Lauderdale Co., AL. The Barnetts were immigrants from the Pendleton District, South Carolina . They moved to Lauderdale County circa 1830.


Kent Blanton Sat Jun 14 09:23:50 1997
Green,Williams,Bailey,Daily Looking for info. on Leonard Green of Slabtown Ala. moved from N.C. about 1860 Littelton Polk Williams of Lauderdale Co., George Patton Bailey who lived near the Limestone co.line William Edward Daily Of Lauerdale Co. or Limestone Co.


Linda Lipp Sun Jun 15 21:11:29 1997
I am looking for information on Edmund D. EZELL and Elizabeth Louisa BELEW who moved to Lauderdale Co., Alabama from Tennessee. I believe Edmund died in Lauderdale Co. 1861-1864. Would like to confirm this and find cemetery records. Elizabeth Louisa BELEW was the daughter of Hosea BELEW (b. Feb. 1, 1793, d. Oct. 17, 1875 Lauderdale Co., AL) and Sallie NABORS (b. Sept. 20, 1796, d. Jan. 28, 1876 Lauderdale Co., AL). Would also like to know where they are buried as well as contact anyone researching these two families.


M.J. Bruce Mon Jun 16 18:26:11 1997
HARDIN/HARPER in Lauderdale Co. First half of 19th century. .


Alison Collignon Mon Jun 16 18:32:34 1997
I am trying to get some information about my great grandfather. I don't know his name but he lived in Florence and his son, my grandfather lived in Killen - his name was George Milford Oldham and he was married to Nellie Gautney Oldham. I am also looking to find out when my grandparents mentioned above were married. Thanks for any help.


Richard Hardin Sat Jun 21 09:37:45 1997
Seeking information on Lewis Hardin b. January 13, 1798 N.C. d. September 17, 1857 Wayne Co. Tn. m. Margaret Harper b. 1802 N.C. d. October 22, 1860 Wayne Co. Tn, December 24, 1818, place unknown. Lewis Hardin was living in Lauderdale Co. in 1820 and 1830. He was listed in the 1840 census for Wayne Co. Tn. Seeking where they were born in North Carolina, their parents, and place of marriage. Appreciate any help and gladly share information that I have.


Harold Wayne Higgins Sat Jun 21 14:12:38 1997
I am interested in knowing exactly where my relatives came from in Alabama. I do know that my great-great-grandfather, Newton Higgins, was born in Alabama and was residing in Greene County, near Paragould, Arkansas, in 1859. His wife was named Stacey. One of his sons, John M. Higgins, is my great-grandfather and fought in the Civil War with the Arkansas 1st Mounted Infantry from 1863 to 1865. I have a lot of information to share on this family on this end of "the tree". Anyone having any information on the "Alabama end" please contact me through this web site. I do not have E-mail yet. Thanks, Harold Wayne Higgins.

Mary J. Feige Wed Jul 2 19:54:51 1997
I am searching for ancestors and descendants of Margaret Ann DAVIS, born October 30, 1828 in Lauderdale County. She married Stephen Abijah SCOTT abt. 1851 in Marion County, AL and had 10 children. They later moved to Anson, Jones County, TX where she died May 20, 1908.

Orene (Carlisle) Fennell Fri Jul 4 22:13:31 1997
Am searching for information on JOHN CARLISLE. JOHN CARLISLE was b. in late 1810, I believe in Halifax co, NC. He left NC before 1830 and went to Bedford Co, TN. With him on the 1830 TN census is one male, ten - fifteen, and one female, ten - fifteen. I believe these to be siblings. They're still there in 1832. JOHN CARLISLE married MATILDA OPHELIA PERRY in TN, b. 1819, in AL. Her parents were WILLIAM PERRY, b. 1797, KY, and JANE STANFORD, b. ca 1799, SC. In 1840, JOHN and MATILDA were in Marion Co, AL, living very close to ELIJAH and WILLIAM STANFORD. (The STANFORDS had left Giles Co, TN around 1808, and settled in what was Marion Co at that time.) Living with them was: One male - under five One female - under five One male - ten - fifteen One female - five - ten One male - thirty - forty Two females - ten - fifteen One female - fifteen - twenty One female - thirty to forty The ten - fifteen yr old male (brother?) that was with him in TN in 1830, is not shown. Wheather he went to AL with JOHN, is unknown. I believe the female, fifteen - twenty, is the same (sister?) shown with him in 1830. But who are the other two females (ten - fifteen)???? JOHN and MATILDA had four more children in AL. Twins, JAMES NEWTON and JASPER G., b. 1842. MALISSA JANE, b. 1844, and my g.father, FRANCIS MARION, b. 1846. By 1850, the family is in Chocktaw Co, MS, where HARLEY FRANKLIN was b. that year. MATILDA died sometime in the last three months of 1850. Her mother, JANE STANFORD PERRY, died after 1880. WILLIAM PERRY died in 1852 in MS, of the "flux". The finding of other children in the CARLISLE household in 1840, came as a surprise to me. I knew one child had been b. bef. they left TN (WILLIAM), but did not know of any daughters. I had looked at this census several times, but because of the additional children, I passed it over. I've only recently learned of the STANFORDS, and MARION CO, AL, so back census I went! If ANYONE can tell me who the other children are, and who JOHN'S brother and sister were, I would be MOST greatful!!! I would also love to know where JOHN'S father was born. He indicated on the 1850 census that he was of foreign birth. CAN YOU HELP???? Thanks so much.


John Harrison SCOTT III Sat Jul 5 07:43:22 1997 
I am researching various lines that may have migrated to Lauderdale Co, AL. Many of these lines resided in Wayne Co, TN and Lawrence Co, TN before making their way to Lauderdale Co, AL. I am most interested in the SCOTT surname but am also during searches on: BERRY, BRATCHER, BRYANT, COPELAND, HOLT, HORTON, KING, NEWBORN, PIGG, REEVES, SCOTT, SIMS, WHITE, YOUNGBLOOD and others. Will be glad to share/exchange information with those who have appropriate connections. I have been doing genealogy work for over 25 years and am currently building my database for a book.

Jean Hoxie Heslin Sat Jul 5 22:07:37 1997
LOGUE: I am searching for Clement W. Logue. Last found in Maury Co., TN in 1854. His spouse, Lydia, is found in the 1860 Lowndes Co., MS Census. It is possible that he died in route in Lauderdale Co., MS. between 1854-1860. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dorothy Wade Thu Jul 3 12:08:15 1997
Recently found reference to the daughter, Parthenia, of HUGH McVAY who married James SAMPLE who built WAKEFIELD. Is there any family history for the McVAY family?

Vickie Rumble Sun, 20 Jul 1997 12:15:27
Searching for info. on James Phillips who married Elizabeth "Betty" Cole in Lauderdale Co., AL on 6 August, l843 (license obtained Aug. 5). Their son, James F. Phillips, death certificate gives his parents as Wilson Phillips and Bettie Cole. Either the father's name was perhaps James Wilson Phillips and this is the same man, or else this is an error on the death certificate. I have not been able to find James and Betty on a census record. Their son, James F. Phillips married Mary Morrison and they lived out their lives in Lauderdale Co., AL. Can anyone place this couple on a census record or clear up the James/Wilson Phillips name difference? Also desperately want to know who the siblings of James F. Phillips were.


Vickie Rumble Sun, 20 Jul 1997 12:15:27
George MORRISON is on the l860 Lawrence Co., TN census, age 2l, with his brother, John, in the household of A. T. Robbins, merchant. I do not find him on a census again until the l9l0 Limestone Co., AL where he is listed with wife, Susan, and children Thomas R., 39 and Berry, l6. (George had a brother named Berry.) I need additional census records during this time lapse and a marriage record on George W. Morrison and Susan F. (?). They are buried at Mitchell Cemetery near Anderson, AL. Thanks!

Tom 21 Jul 1997 12:38:13 -0400
Searching for parents of Littleton B. McBride b. Aug 1831 in KY. Mother thought to be a Littleton, first name was Elizabeth b. 1807 in AL. and m. McBride (first name unknown), Other children were Joshua L. MCBRIDE, b. 1836 KY, Hamlet H. MCBRIDE, b. 1838 KY, James W. MCBRIDE, b. 1839, KY, and Sara Jane MCBRIDE, 1845, KY.

Mark and Marie Fain Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:48:59
LAWS or RAMSEY: Would like to share information with anyone researching LAWS or RAMSEY families in Lauderdale Co. particularly in the 1830-70's.


Mark and Marie Fain Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:48:59
ASKEWS or HOLDEN: Would like to share information with anyone researching ASKEWS or HOLDEN surnames in Lauderdale Co. from 1830 to 1870.


Bill Hamm Fri Jul 25 12:59:11 1997
I am trying to find information about a WILLIAM HAMM that was married to a MARY WILLIAMS about 1867. They had two children, THOMAS ISAAC b11-16- 1869 and CHARLES SANDERS b 3-11-1871. Mary and the two boys are found on the 1880 census of Lauderdale county. She and the two boys moved to Oklahoma, IT about 1895. I can find no trace of WILLIAM HAMM


CLARK L. CARLEY Sun Jul 27 14:16:23 1997
E. L. CULVER - Said to have placed historical markers at Waterloo and Gravly Spr;ing. Union. Would like to locate and talk to him. What was his connection to Union Army. My great grand father was there is 1965 short time. Iowa 5th Company E and at one time in commond of Compay A. Ft. Lt. Lawson Hannibal (Lott) Carley. Retracing his steps. Brother has been there in July 97. Want all information I can find. Many thanks Culver phone says no longer in use.


janice watson Sat Jul 26 21:05:07 1997
I am looking for my ancestors in Jackson, Al, Grove Hill, Al, Mobile Al and Mobile, al. Also possibly in Meridian, Ms. I am new at this and will appreciate any help.The dates started circa 1825.


Ed Long Thu Jul 31 19:53:45 1997
Looking for information on a CHARLES LAFAYETTE LONG b. January 1832. Married Sanona Wilson(?) Beleave his Father to be Mikel/Michael Long b. in Ireland


Barbara Barnes Thu Jul 31 06:50:04 1997
My gggrandparents LANGDON C. POOL and MARY E. HOGGARD were married Oct.31,1839 in Lauderdale Co. Does anyone know who their parents were or any of the siblings.Thank you for your time.Barb


Don Willis Sat Aug 2 19:07:23 1997
Researching Moses WILLIS born in 1820's in Northeast AL. He later settled in Hardin Co TN. It appears several generations used same names of Moses, Daniel and James.


Ina Wallace Sun Aug 3 09:22:03 1997
BRYAN<YORK<RENTFROW Would appreciate corresponding with anyone searching the BRYAN surname in Lauderdale Co. AL specifically the following. Thank you for any help. BRYAN, Thomas C. m. Mary Jane YORK 15 Feb 1847, Lauderdale Co, AL by Samuel Edmondson M.G. BRYAN, Reuben B. m. Emeline B. RENTFROW 23 Jan 1847, Lauderdale Co., AL by

Janis Lindemann Wed Aug 6 12:09:11 1997
NORVILL/NORVEL/NOVIL Need help in identifying husband and children of REBECCA NORVELL shown on the Madison Co. census of 1840, p. 185. It appears she was born 1790/1800. Where? Does anyone know her maiden name? Possibly JONES, ANDERSON, KEEL, KENEMORE, ARMSTRONG? Who was the older woman shown living with her? Have old family letters dated in the 1840s from Jackson Co. identifying her as "Aunt Rebecca Norvell". Must identify her in order to differentiate my own PRICE line in Jackson Co. Even the slightest clue would be welcomed! May have gone to MS before 1850 but cannot locate her. Will share what I have.


Donna Gist Moore Fri Aug 8 05:50:18 1997
GIST/HOLLIS. Would like to correspond with descendants of Joseph GIST, (1789-1846) and his wife Sinia HOLLIS (1800-1853), who lived in Gisttown, near Green Hill. Their children: Levi m. Sarah HEFFINGTON; Sarah m. George W. MARTIN; James C. m. Elizabeth RICHARDSON; Joseph m. Matilda A. ???; Thomas; John W.; Washington; Andrew Jackson; David Crockett; Sinia m. Samuel HOLCOMB; Jemima m. William H. HAMM; Lafayette; and Silas. Joseph's brother Joshua GIST also lived in Lauderdale County for a time before moving to Colbert County.

Donna Gist Moore Sun Aug 17 02:40:17 1997
I am interested in the Joseph GIST/Sinia HOLLIS family of Lauderdale Co, AL. Joseph (1879-1846) was a veteran of the War of 1812, was born in Cumberland Co, NC, lived for a while in Lawrence CO, TN, and moved to Lauderdale Co, AL by 1830. Other surnames associated with this family include: HEFFINGTON; MARTIN; RICHARDSON; RUSSELL; FISHER; HOLCOMB; HAMM; CROSS; ATWELL; GOOCH; McDONALD; GRAY; GARRETT; STRONG; HOWARD; HOLLAND; POWELL.


PAUL WRIGHT Sat Aug 16 20:03:30 1997
Searching for information on JACOB CODY who owned land in Lauderdale Co. cir.1818. He was married to ELIZABETH GILLILAND and any information on her would be appreciated as well.


Gail Miller Tue Aug 19 19:24:12 1997
William W. GARRARD moved to Lauderdale Co. from Muhlenberg Co., KY. Elected as County Clerk in 1823. His first wife was Nancy WELBORN and his second wife was Elizabeth. They are connected with the WILLIS family also from Muhlenberg Co., KY.Many of both groups appear in Hardin Co., TN by 1850. Seeking children of William W. and Nancy.

Clark Sinclair Wed Aug 20 02:18:11 1997
Seeking parentage of my GGG Josephanna B. PERRY b 1825 SC d 1857 Tippah Co Ms m 1845 Lauderdale Co Al to John D. PALMER. Found 1850 census Franklin Co. James ABERNATHY 25 living with this family. Josephanna name looks like "Susan" on this census. Is it possible that she married to someone else before marrying John PALMER? One of her daughters names was Josephine Ann. Another dau, was Sarah (Colin/Cann?) A grandau's name was Josie Libscomb "Blossom" The Perry line is hard to trace.

Roger Powell Thu Aug 21 15:26:45 1997
Searching for the family of William Francis Marion Johnson, b.1842, Lauderdale County,moved to Mississippi in 1845, m. 1st Nancy C.____, had daughter Mary Frank Johnson, M. 2nd. Roena Crouch-1872; Corporal, 3rd Mississippi Infantry 1861-1862. Father is possibly a Thomas Johnson of Lauderdale County. Family from Pennsylvania to Indiana to Alabama to Mississippi to Texas. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.


Priscilla Jaynes Wed Aug 20 22:21:16 1997
Researching the JAYNES family of Florence,Alabama. Isaac JAYNES d 1939 married to Eliza Amanda JAYNES d 1931. Had 13 children. Velma, Arthur, John Webster, Clayton, Janie,Willard,Earl, Otis,plus five others, names unknown. Would like information on any of these JAYNES family members. Especially interested in locating the parents of Issac and Eliza Amanda JAYNES. Were both possibly form Tenn. They settle at Four Mile Branch on Bailey Springs Rd and raised their children there. They were my great grandparents.

John Rhea Mon Aug 25 19:25:06 1997
I am looking for information about my g-grandfather Hinkle Henry AUSTIN. He was born in 1894 and I don't know when he died. He was born in Hardin County TN, and lived in Lauderdale County after 1900 until his death (which could be after 1929). He was the son of Andrew J AUSTIN and Loula MCDANIEL. He married Mary Ida HAYES (my g-grandmother) 2/22/1913 and divorced 5/25/1923. Out of this marriage came my grandmother,Lillie born 8/17/1918. He then went on to marry Ada OLIVER 3/01/1925 and then 12/30/1929 he married Mary WISDOM. I don't have any other info on him and would really like to know whatever became of him. I had always thought he died, but was glad to know that he was only divorced from my g-grandmother. It was a shock to learn he hadn't died back in 1923. Any help would be appreciated.


Marie Harvey Mon Aug 25 21:31:11 1997
Need information from cemetery listings for death date and burial place for Lucy HARVEY, believed to be widow of John HARVEY. Believe she died between 1820 and 1827 in Lauderdale County because John married again in 1828. Will share my family sheets if our lines connect. Many thanks.


Donna RISNER Thu Aug 28 18:13:25 1997
Looking for father of SOLAN D. PHILLIPS. SOLAN b. 4/20/1863 (TN?) - d. 8/19/1902 in Lauderdale Co. His mother was HESTER E. (PHILLIPS?), b. 8/20/1834 (NC/SC), d. 8/27/1900 in Lauderdale Co. I believe HESTER's parents to be JOSIAH S. PHILLIPS (b. 1798) & MARTHA ____. SOLAN D. m. FRANCIS (FANNIE) ELIZABETH PHILLIPS 2/15/1885 in Lauderdale Co. FANNIE b. 4/3/1868, d. 1/21/1955. Would appreciate any information that could lead to SOLAN's father.

John R. MacKenzie Sat Sep 6 04:47:23 1997
I am looking for information on Thomas Jefferson WHITE, He was married to Nancy CARTER. He had a son born in Lexington, LAUDERDALE county AL. Named Daniel L. WHITE b. 26 Sep 1889. Any information on these would be gratly helpful.

Jessie Blalock Sun Sep 7 12:58:32 1997
JESSE BLALOCK showed up in Lauderdale County in the 1850 and 1860 census (and possibly the 1840). Any information about him and his descendants and/or ancestors would be greatly appreciated. 
wanda price Tue Sep 9 19:32:31 1997
RILEY, JOHN W. I am looking for my gg grandfather John W. Riley, b: 1800 NC d: between 1850-1860 at Lauderdale Co, Ala. He md: Lucinda Gouch on 7-21-1829 at Wake Co, NC. She was b: 1810 NC d: after 1880 at Lawrence Co, Tn. Their children were: James 1832 NC, John W. 1833 NC, Rollin 1836 NC, Awlson 1837 NC, Mary A. 1838 NC, Albert 1842 NC, Alvin Y. 1844 NC ( my g grandfather), Allen E. 1846 NC, Lucinda 1847 NC, Ann Eliza 1848 AL, Alfred C. 1852 AL. I would like to know who the parents of John & Lucinda were, we were told either John or his father came from Ireland. Any information would be a big help, am willing to share my finds.

Kathryn L Garcia Sat Sep 13 06:58:00 1997
Looking to find out any information anyone may have on the GOODNIGHT, HUGGINS,CHISOLM and other related families that were in Lauderdale Co AL in the 1820's and 1830's. Some of them are listed on the 1830 census. Family story is that Henry GOODNIGHT jr. and a uncle CHISHOLM went to Lauderdale Co to claim Cherokee land. Henry's mother was to have been a CHISLOM and part Cherokee from Giles Co TN. Henry's wife Mary was a HUGGINS. Her father Phillip HUGGINS was in Lauderdale Co as well. He was to have died in that county. This family and others left for Van Buren Co AR in the mid-1830's. Other related families are REEVES, GRAY, HAMM, ENGLISH, and NULL. Kathy Garcia

Tom Daugherty Sun Sep 14 13:38:56 1997
I am trying to find information on William (Billy) HOWARD, b.June 20, 1828, d. Feb 7, 1889 in Anderson (Lauderdale Co.). Married (Feb 12, 1846) Narcissa SULLIVAN b. Aug 2, 1830 in Tennessee, d. April 12, 1905 in Lauderdale Co. They had a son, Thomas Berry HOWARD,(my G grandfather) b. June 4, 1851, d. Aug 6, 1885 in Lauderdale Co. All are buried at Anderson Cemetery. I would appreciate any information on these people.


Millie Candy Sun Sep 14 14:39:15 1997
Fielding STRAWN m. Nancy Ann THOMAS in Lauderdale Co AL on 18 Oct 1826. He was b. in NC,1804 - she was b. in AL. They had seven children,the youngest - Harriet Catherine(my great grandmother)b. 30 March 1841 in MS,and had moved to AR in the 1850s where Fielding was a postmaster, a Justice of the Peace, and a mill owner among other things.Nancy died there before 1860. Feilding m.2nd Elendar Batey , more children, - he d. 1865 in Montgomery Co AR. I know that Fielding had a brother Balaam,who also moved to AR, but cannot find their parents. Can someone help?


Jan Davenport Tue Sep 16 18:23:29 1997
I am very interested in the family of Rufus K. and Emeline NUGENT CHISOLM Of Lauderdale Co. Any information appreciated. Thanks! Jan D.

Gina Genge Thu Sep 18 05:32:47 1997
MOOMAW, JEANETTE: Born July 28, 1912, married W E O'Bryant, died October 1978. Lived her adult life in LAUDERDALE County, Florence AL. She had two daughters, Frances and Audrey. I am looking for information on my grandmother and where she came from and who her relatives were. I have no information other than what is posted here. We, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren would very much like to learn more. Any and all information will be appreciated. Thank you.

Tami Ramsey Fri Sep 19 21:56:04 1997
ROSS****Looking for information on the ROSS family from Lauderdale County Alabama. Father JAMES ROSS was born 1790, children from first marriage to Margaret YOST are Reuben Davis ROSS, b. September 26, 1824, Lauderdale County, Alabama; DANIEL ROSS Died in Alabama , Mary ROSS, m. Littleton ROSS, Rachel ROSS m. John WALKER, John ROSS, Jacob ROSS. Children from second marriage Robert Mac ROSS, b. 1858, Alabama; Samual ROSS. Jane ROSS, Maetha ROSS, Elizabeth ROSS, m. Jesse DAVIS, Martin V. ROSS, Ziltha ROSS m. Pleas CROSLEY, Francis M. ROSS, George ROSS, William ROSS, Allie Davis ROSS, b. February 23, 1853; d. August 07, 1891, De Leon, Commanche County, Texas; m. Frank M. BROWNE. Any informaiton on the above family is appriciated.

Liz Moore Sun Sep 28 09:58:08 1997
Looking for information on James Calvin Myrick born 1791 died 1880 was a Gun Smith in Lauderdale County in 1831. Anyone who has information on the MYRICK family please contact me.

TPaplanus Sun Sep 28 14:32:45 1997 
BEDINGFIELD, Charles Henry, b 5 Apr 1773, Marlboro, SC, son of Charles BEDINGFIELD and Mary (?). Married ca. 1797 to Jane (Ashley?). Died ca. 1843, Oliver, Lauderdale Co. Had sons James Ashley BEDINGFIELD and Charles BEDINGFIELD.

B Boyd Sat Oct 4 06:59:17 1997
My grandmother was phoebe catherine MALONE born in cherokee, Colbert Co. Al. April 29, 1864. She was the third child of elizabeth CROWELL AND mitchell MALONE. elizabeth CROWELL had two brothers, columbus CROWELL and momford harris CROWELL. i would appreciate information on both the MALONE and CROWELL families. children born to mitchell and elizabeth MALONE in Alabama were: mary, robert, phoebe, james and orena. They are found on the 1880 census in Arkansas. They must have moved there from Alabama around 1870.

Joyce Smith Wed Oct 15 16:55:14 1997
Looking for THOMAS JACKSON WEBB, & his wife Johanna MANSEL, Married 20 Nov 1887. Have death certificate that says his father was WILLIAM WEBB. Her fathers name was DANIEL MANSEL. Have found Marriage record of William WEBB and LUCINDA BECKHAM. 11 Aug. 1847 in Lauderdale County.Have not found marriage record of Thomas and Johanna. Thomas and Johanna moved to Indian Territory Have been told Johanna was Cherokee but can't find the proof. Their children were: Jessey, Ollie, Joseph, died in WW1, Freddie Alice, Mamie, William Jackson, James, Bennie, Alfred, and Comer. Would appreciate any information. Thank you


Greg Simmons rec'd 3 Nov 1997
I am looking for the Parents of William Simmons. William Simmons was born in Lauderdale County Alabama. He had a daughter who was born May 22,1830 named Elizabeth R. Simmons. She married a man named Quillon T. Kerley Dec. 13,1853. William married a Sarah Allard who was born in South Carolina. Quillon and Elizabeth moved to Johnson County 
Illinois. William owned land in Wayne County Tennessee. We believe his parents may have lived in Wayne County. 
Thank you for any help.


Mike Rayburn 4 Nov 1997
I am researching Rayburn family information.  I have traced my family back to Lauderdale Co. AL.  My great-grandfather Samuel Mack Rayburn was born in 1857.  In 1880 he married Sarah L. in Lauderdale Co.  They had three children.  William J. Rayburn (b. 1883 in AL), James Edward Rayburn (b. 1886 in TN) and Sarah W. Rayburn (b. 1889 in TN).  Sam and Sarah Rayburn moved to Wayne Co. TN in 1884.  They lived there until 1929 when they moved back to Lauderdale Co. with their son James E. Rayburn.  I am seeking information about the parents and siblings of Samuel Mack Rayburn and his wife Sarah.


Harold Wayne Higgins Sat, 29 Nov 1997 13:23:04
Trying to find information on my g-g-grandparents, Newton HIGGINS and his wife Stacey (former name not known). They lived in Lauderdale County, AL , near Waterloo in the early 1850's.  They later moved to Greene County, AR,  with several children,  around 1859.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.


James Harmon Tue, 11 Nov 1997 12:56:44
Henry Francis Hayles b. AL married Lucretia Marrs b. AL (some records list her as Lucinda) 1837 in Lauderdale Co. AL, moved to Yalobusha Co. MS by 1846 when he was granted a land patent.  Marriage records of  Lauderdale Co. AL list 3 other female MARRS, Minerva Marrs md Charles Wilks 1834, Melvina Marrs md Jesse Dison (Dixon?) 1834, and Nancy E. 
Marrs md Phillip W. Anderson in 1845.  Are these three sisters of Lucretia Marrs?  Also need any informtion that can be provided on Henry Francis Hayles.  Believe from name similarites in family line that Henry Francis Hayles is connected to the Jefferson Co. GA Hayles, specifically, Wyley Hayles who md. Sarah Boatright in 1811 and William Hayles md Mary Ann Bostick 1807.  Does anyone know of futher connections or researchers of these families?


William Mims Fri, 21 Nov 1997 06:31:35
MIMS:  Looking for the family of William J. Mims;  Sons were George W., E.L. (Lige), Robert and James.  No other information other than that they lived in either Franklin, Lauderdale Counties.


Jess Headley Fri, 21 Nov 1997 08:51:28
I Am looking for George Franklin Walker b. June 25, 1838 d. Mar 12, 1905.  Married Martha Melvina Lucretia** Herman on Nov 4, 1858. He was born in lauderdale County and her family also was from there. I am trying to find any ancestor of these. Thanks. 
Jess Headley 

4507 21st Street 
Lubbock, Texas 79407 
806 791-3408

Dee Burr Fri, 21 Nov 1997 21:19:25
I am researching the ADAMS family of Lauderdale Co., AL.  David Adams b. ca 1797 in TN m. (1) Betsy Fielder (2) Vicy/Dicy Haines/Webb.  It's possible that Vicy maiden name was Webb.  Had married a Haines and then married 
David Adams.  David was a miller along Bumpass Creek just before the Civil War.  His children were Betty Elizabeth, James, Jesse, Silvester, John H., Ruben, Elisha, Josephus, Isibilla, Nancy, Henry, David, Tennessee and L.Sallie.  The children started migrating to AR just before the Civil War.  Most all the family had moved there by 1880.  I would like to share information with anyone that is also researching this family.  My direct ancestor is Silvester, also known as Sill Vesta.  My co-researcher's ancestor is John H.   We have a picture we'd copy of the siblings.


Norman Rawlings Sat, 29 Nov 1997 16:03:23
Am looking for my GGrandfather James Hood, born in TN in 1823, married Nancy DeBusk, born TN, in 1824,  in Knox Co. TN.  Have been told they may have been In Lauderdale County and that there is possibly a Will.  His children: ERNEST HOOD, THOMAS HOOD, WILLIAM, HURLEY, JOSEPH AND JAMES HOOD.  If Anyone has any infor on this family, would appreciate a reply.  Thanks


Sharon Romine Ayers  Tue, 2 Dec 1997 13:04:53
I'm looking for information on LAYTON ROMINE who served in the Va.Militia and was paid with two 80 acre land grants in Lauderdale County.. Also looking for records re: GEORGE BENNETT ROMINE who married GRACE KENERLY from the same area (probably around Rodgersville). Her father was SPENCE Kenerly. Her mother was a PATE. The names PETER ROMINE and ZACHARIAS predate LAYTON ROMINE in the same lineage. Layton fought in the battle of Kings Mountain.

Linda Ellis Sat, 06 Dec 1997 19:35:57
I have been researching the MCCARTNEY family. Charles McCartney was born about 1777 in Wilkes Co., GA. His son was Robert M. MCCARTNEY born 1797 in GA, married Elizabeth ???.  The family moved to Madison Co about 1806.  Robert M. McCartney settled around Rogersville, Lauderdale Co AL about 1830's, and I have quite a bit of information from 1830 on.  I would like to find someone who is researching the earlier McCartneys. I am trying to find the spouse of Charles and any earlier history of the family.

Rupert Robertson Tue, 09 Dec 1997 22:30:55 
Looking for information about Thompson Dietric Robertson born March 24,1828 in Tennessee. He was the son of unknown Robertson and Susan Norwood. Thompson Dietric Robertson married Temperance Alice Lawson in Lauderdale County, Alabama August 8, 1855. Any information regarding Thompson Dietric Robertson's parents and earlier generations would be appreciated.

Gene Terrell Sat, 13 Dec 1997 03:31:44
Looking for info on Wyatt Monroe (Maddox) TERRELL b. 14 Oct. 1825.Married Catherine BRYANT (b.1827) on 13 Aug 1848.Children James (b.1849), Albert Pinkney (b.1850). Need info on James my GG Grandfather.  Wyatt Monroe Terrell's mother was Tabitha Hilton Terrell from S.C. his father was Joseph Terrell also from S.C.

Marlene Trewin Wed, 17 Dec 1997 13:43:24
I am researching the MOORE, PRATT, STORY and STUTTS families who lived in Lauderdale Co, in 1850. They came to Milam Co. Tx from 1860 to 1870.  Will exchange information. Marlene Trewin


Maxine Allen  Tue, 16 Dec 1997 22:44:47
LEE - Looking for any information on AARON LEE, b. abt 1833, d. ? m. NANCY TURNER PHILLIPS b. 8 Apr 1832, d. 22 Oct 1911.  Their daughter NANCY TURNER LEE b. 12 Mar 1857, d. 7 Apr 1925.          m. JOHN FOSTER LEE, b. abt 1852 d. ?  Their daughter ALICE IDA LEE, b. 2 May 1876, d. 15 Oct 1943. m. MACK DAVE SMITH, b. 1 Jul 1866, d. 22 Nov 1945.  Alice Ida Lee & Mack Dave Smith married in Waterloo (Lauderdale Co.) AL 24 Nov 1892 Murphey's Chapel area.


Tom & Donna Deming Bombaci Wed, 24 Dec 1997 12:30:48
RANDLE, William Asbury, born 2 May 1857; married Mary Elizabeth O'BRYANT who was born 11 February 1856.  They married 10 March 1878.  Son Samuel Marvin was born 2 November 1880 in Oakland, Lauderdale, AL.  Can anyone help with RANDLE ancestry?  Thanks. Tom and Donna Deming Bombaci        Grants, NM

Colleen Norman Thu, 25 Dec 1997 23:50:47
PEDIGO & HINDMAN.  I am looking for information about Joshua PEDIGO and Sarah HINDMAN who married in Lauderdale Co in 1845.


Ronald Pettus Sun, 28 Dec 1997 22:11:28
WANT INFO ON  Sterling C. Brown who lived at Killen.  Born about 1830, Giles Co., TN. Died in Laud. Co. 1902.  Married Mary Elizabeth Taylor in 1855.  Member of 27th AL Inf. in Civil War.  I am in desperate need of photograph of Killen School building before moving to new brick building in 1935.  Can anyone out there HELP? 
Ronald Pettus 
227 Frances Drtive 
Killen, AL 35645


phil stumpe Tue, 30 Dec 1997 17:51:16
I am looking for information about the Stumpe family.  I believe 5 brothers emigrated from Germany in around 1872, with some settling in the Ohio region, some in Missouri, and some in Alabama or so the folklore goes.  I have been told 3 of the brother's names were Henry,  George, and Clarence.  A fourth brother may have been Mathias.  I am aware the family names is still around in these areas.  Can anyone help me in finding out more info on this name?

Jane McAshan Wed, 31 Dec 1997 14:24:30
FULLER, DOUGLAS - Looking for further information on and parents of Margaret Douglas (1810, NC-1870) and Isaiah D. Fuller (1810, NC-1860).  They were married in Lauderdale County October 1, 1827, and are listed in the 1830 census in Lauderdale.  By 1860 they are in Jackson County, Mississippi, having spent some time in the 1850's in New Orleans.  I have not been able to locate them on the 1850 census.  Their children included James T. Fuller (1827-1861), Isaiah D. Jr.(d.1854), and Mattie S.  Another child may have been William S. Fuller (b.1835).  - Jane Duke McAshan

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