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Queries (1998)

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


Troy McCarley Fri, 02 Jan 1998 00:05:54 
Searching for information on Frank MCCARLEY b Sept.6,1865 possibly Lauderdale Co. Alabama, married Magaret I. SNODDY April 1,1882 in Lauderdale Co. Alabama.

Bill Taylor Fri, 02 Jan 1998 10:12:52 
Looking for any info on my Taylor ancestors.  My g-g-grandfather William Littleberry TAYLOR (1838-????) lived in Lauderdale Co., AL from late 1850's to around 1880.  His wife was Sarah MILLER.  They lived at one time in Westmorelandville, which I have not been able to locate.  After Sarah's death around 1880, William took the kids and moved to northeastern MS.  He got married again, this time to Mary Jane EVANS, and I think it was before he left Lauderdale Co.  William's only surviving son from his marriage to Sarah MILLER (that I know about) was my g-grandfather William Samuel TAYLORY (1862-1917).  That's basically all I have, so any info will be appreciated.

Freida J. Hamilton Sun, 04 Jan 1998 18:23:49 
FOLEY--Seeking info. on Washington Green Lee FOLEY and descendants who moved from Giles Co., TN. to the area around Rodgersville, Lauderdale Co., AL.  They lived there in the 1820's and 30's and then settled in the Lavaca Co., TX. area.  W. G. L. FOLEY is a brother to my ggg grandmother, Narcissa FOLEY BUTTREY.

Bill Thrasher Mon, 05 Jan 1998 19:55:22 
I would appreciate any information on my g-g-grandfather, Elias Harrison THRASHER, born ca. 1842. He moved from Lauderdale Co. before 1865 when he married Margaret Elizabeth NIX in Marshall Co. TN. I know there was an Elias M. THRASHER age 18 living in the household of George HERNDON in 1860. I would like to know for certain if this is or isn't my ancestor.  Also would like to find out who his parents were. Thanks very much.

vicki roach Tue, 06 Jan 1998 23:03:55 
I descend from George Washington SMITH born ca 1826 in TN. His second wife was Flora (PATTERSON) DAVIS born ca 1835. Would like to know the names of her parents and something about her first marriage to the DAVIS. Would like to know when they died and are buried. Their son, Thomas Turner SMITH was born in Lauderdale Co., AL 1/22/1873 died 2/22/1941 in McNairy Co., TN. He married Mary "Mamie" COTTON. She was born 8/5/1871 in Lawrence co., AL. Her parents were James Henry COTTON and Nancy WHITMAN. Will exchange info. Thanks, Vicki Roach 
Vicki Roach - 
ACGS Home Page -

SummerBreeze  Thu, 8 Jan 1998 20:38:21 
Looking for information on my BURNS family line. J. Ruffin BURNS and his wife (Mary? Lucy?), came to Hopkins Co, Texas 
from Lauderdale Co, AL, about 1894. Children of J.R. BURNS and Lucy (Mary?) BURNS were: William BURNS (b: 1846 NC), Robert M. (Bob) BURNS (b: 1850 AL), Mary Lucy BURNS (b: 1854 AL), Martha A. (Matt) BURNS (b: 1857 AL). When this BURNS family came to Hopkins Co, TX, a ROSS family came with them also. 
If anyone has any information or connection to this line, please contact me at 
Check out my surnames! Maybe we're two nuts that fell from the same tree?

Brenda Campos  Wed, 14 Jan 1998 09:07:47 
I would like to hear from anyone researching these two surnames in Lauderdale Co Alabama. My ancestor Stephen MARSHALL born 1847 and died 1928 married Martha SHELTON also called (Mattie),she was born 1857 and is the 
daughter of Stephen SHELTON and Milly BROWN also called (Permelia). Stephen SHELTON born1813 also married a Sousan CARTER, he died 1878.  Thank You Brenda Campos

Liz Moore Wed, 14 Jan 1998 21:49:46 
Does anyone have any information on CANADAY/KENNEDY of Lauderdale County.  I am looking for information on Edmond CANADAY/KENNEDY. He married Catherine STUTTS. Catherine later married James Calvin MYRICK. I really need help with the CANADAY / KENNEDY name. Thanks Liz

Jenny Beasley Thu, 15 Jan 1998 20:22:23 
Looking for information on Richard R. JONES and Rebecca ?.  Could he be related to Moses JONES and Martha (BEAVERS) who later moved to Tx? Richard and Rebecca had a son named William and a daughter Elizabeth b 1840 in AL. Any one with any help would be granted saint hood as I am having a terrible time with this line. Thank you


Terri Spurling   Fri, 16 Jan 1998 09:02:36 
I am looking for information regarding John WADDELL and his wife Mary.  John moved to Florence, Alabama in 1820 and was there until 1830 or '32. He was supposedly a Justice of the Peace while in Lauderdale County.  I would appreciate any information.

Anita Hinton Ruffatto   Fri, 16 Jan 1998 16:31:42 
I am trying to locate information about my gg-grandparents:   Lawson Benjamin HINTON born Tenn   July 1863 or 1865  moved to Waterloo, Alabama and married Martha Jane WHITE   on Feb. 23, 1886.   Martha's parents were William WHITE and Eliza SHARP both of Waterloo, Al.    Martha was born Jan. 19, 1869 in Alabama and died in Montgomery in 1952.   Lawson died  Feb. 7, 1902 and is buried somewhere in Waterloo.   Anyone with information about these families, please contact me.

K. Davis   Fri, 16 Jan 1998 22:34:48 
Seeking information on Tillman ENGLAND  b. abt. 1817 Bedford Co., Tn. d. Lauderdale Co., Alabama.  Tillman's wife was Elizabeth Jane. Any information is appreciated. 
Niler Pyeatt Mon, 19 Jan 1998 10:41:44 
Looking for information of William B.LIPSCOMB b. 1821 in NC d. 1903 in TX.  He married Eliza J. Parker in Luaderdale Co. in 1830s. Information on his family/ancestry would be greatly appreciated

Shurby Johnson Wed, 21 Jan 1998 08:14:35 
Searching for info. on RICHARDSON Surname.  James RICHARDSON b. abt 1831 d 11-1899 m. 2-21-1873 Lawrence Co TN a Sallie Atwell b. abt 1836 d. 1907/8 .  He had five known children ( not sure if Sallie is their biological mother): John RICHARDSON m. Edna, Henry RICHARDSON m. Dee MITCHELL, Anna RICHARDSON m. Mr. JOHNS, Minnie RICHARDSON m. Mr. JONES, and Martha RICHARDSON b. 10-26-1868 Lauderdale Co AL who married James Henry BURKS.


B. J. BENNETT  Sat, 24 Jan 1998 07:08:02 
I am doing research on the BRATTON family and NIVANS family in Lauderdale County, AL.  I would like to communicate with others that are researching these families.

Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn Sun, 25 Jan 1998 23:14:30 
I am searching for Thomas SHEPARD (born ca. 1802) and wife, Permelia GOLIGHTLY (born ca. 1809), in 1870 census.  They were in Lauderdale county in 1860 at Westmorelandville in the Western District. I cannot find Westmorelandville on modern map.  Where was it? 
Vera (LANE) REEVES Sun, 01 Feb 1998 20:14:07 
Searching for CRYMES/CRIMES of AL. In 1854 Harriett CRYMES m. Moses ASKEW in Lauderdale County. Some time before 1860 Mary/Polly Crymes m.Campbell ROSS. Both Families were in Lauderdale County in 1860 census.  Mary and Harriet had at least one sister Nancy who never married and a brother George who married in AR. In the box of old family photos is one of a Thomas CRYMES.


Cheryl Tue, 03 Feb 1998 12:27:26 
Caledonia (STOCKTON) BELL, died June 1901, probably in childbirth.  She is buried at Wates Cemetery, also known as Shaws Cemetery, located next to the Tennessee River in the very NW corner of the state of Alabama.  She was married to James Wiley BELL and her parents were Jack STOCKTON and Jane HALL STOCKTON.   Would like to connect with other researchers and if possible, could someone do a lookup for me at this cemetery?  Or does anyone know if there are cemetery records available?   Also, it was passed down to me that a highway may have been built through the cemetery at some point.


James Harmon  [e-mail address not valid]
Tue, 03 Feb 1998 16:30:38 
I just recently found my ancestor's parents... 
Lucrecita MARRS married Henry Francis HAYLES/HALES in Lauderdale Co. August 24, 1834, Lucrecita was the daughter of John MARRS b. prob TN or SC d. Apr. 1835 interstate and Nancy J. b. abt 1784 d. aft 1860 of which there were 10 children total. (1) Joseph C. MARRS   ( 2)  Alsy MARRS b:Abt. 1807 in TN  married 1st Phillip WILKES m: May 13, 1824 in Lauderdale Co., AL married 2nd James RHODES   m: Aft. 1832  (3) Melvina G. MARRS b: Abt. 1818 in Alabama  married Jesse DENSON b: Abt. 1805 in South Carolina  m: June 14, 1834 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL (4) Lucretia S. MARRS b: January 30, 1822 in AL d: January 1906 in Lafayette Co. MS married Henry Francis HAYLES b: 1811 in Sumter, SC d: 1866 in Yalobusha Co. MS m: August 24, 1834 in Florence, Lauderdale Co. AL (5) Elizabeth D. MARRS  married 'Unknown' MURPHY   (6)  Minerva B. MARRS married Amos WILKES, Jr   m: April 21, 1834 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL (7)  Albert P. MARRS b: Abt. 1825 in Alabama  married Amanda THOMPSON b: Abt. 1828 in Alabama  (8)  Nancy E. MARRS  married Phillip W. ANDERSON   m: January 29, 1845 in Lauderdale Co., AL (9)  Emily P. MARRS   (10)  Priscilla MARRS   Melvina MARRS and Jesse DENSON were living in Lauderdale Co. in 1860 with 10 children, Alsy MARRS and her husband moved to Texas abt 1852, Lucrecita Marrs and Henry Francis HAYLES moved to Yalobusha Co. MS abt 1847, Albert P. MARRS and Amanda THOMPSON were living in Lauderdale Co. in 1860. I am searching for the parents of John MARRS, Nancy J.'s maiden name, descendants of any of the 10 children who would be willing to exchange family data. 

JR Green Wed, 4 Feb 1998 14:27:56 
I am looking for info on George W. GREEN b.1808 and married 1)Anna ROBERTSON in 1839 lawrence Co, Al 2)Olivia ROBINSON 1846 in Lauderdale Co.Al. I am looking for info on the GREEN or ROBINSON family. Some of their children were George W. Emily, James Daniel, William Jackson, Martha, Ellen.  Thank you for any help you can give.


Nancy LOVELACE GOOCH Wed, 4 Feb 1998 22:18:23 
Searching for information on the LANIER family of Lauderdale Co. William E. LANIER, Irvine LANIER, Amanda A. LANIER, Kate LANIER...any information on these people would be appreciated. Thank you.

Nancy LOVELACE GOOCH Wed, 4 Feb 1998 22:19:36 
Looking for information on the GOOCH family of Lauderdale Co.AL. William Henry Clay GOOCH and his descendants...any information will be appreciated. 
Thank you. 

Anita Hinton Ruffatto  Thu, 5 Feb 1998 12:45:05 
Looking for information about my g-grandfather   Lawson Benjamin HINTON b. Tennessee.  Moved to Waterloo , Al.  and married Martha Jane WHITE on February 23, 1886.  Lawson was born July 1869 according to 1900  Lauderdale census and Martha was born Jan. 28, 1869.   Martha's parents were William WHITE and Eliza SHARP.   Lawson died Feb. 7, 1902 and is supposedly buried somewhere near Waterloo.   I am looking for Lawson's birth location, his parents name and the location of  his burial site.     Please e-mail me with any information.

Gary Matthews  Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:17:42 
I'm looking for missing info on my g-g-g-grandfather Hardy MATTHEWS. 
Mother: ? Father: ? Born: Abt 1810 Place: ? Died: ? Buried: ? 
Married: Nancy THOMPSON: date 27 August 1827 in Lauderdale Co., AL 
Residence: Waterloo, AL Other ino: Said to have been a Methodist Minister.  Children (questionable): James T., John, Benjamin (MATHIS), Josh, Ann(a), William, Isaac, Melinda, Unicy, Robert Hardy  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Wm. Weaver Tue, 10 Feb 1998 21:13:34 
Looking for information on the TICERs that came to Lauderdale, CO. [Gravely Springs] about 1827 from South Caroline.  Were they one family are were they several familles?  Who were there Mother and Father in South Caroline?  Any information.

Need info on the wife of  JOHN ASHER b. 1775 d.1838, wife NANCY ?  b.1785-d.1848. They are buried in Florence Cemetery. Where was John born and parents?  John was a stockholder in the Cypress Land Co. in 1818. Their daughter, ELIZABETH ASHER  married WILLIAM  BRUCE  ca 1820 and moved to Haywood Co. Tenn. Children of John and Nancy were: Allen, Harriet Eliz, Mary Jane, Eliga Sophia, Clarrissa, and Wilbur. Note children spouses were: Permelia Andrews, Maria Lester, Edmund Willis, Patrick Andrews. O. C. Ragland, W. M. Raglands, and William C. Bruce. My line is William Bruce and  ELizabeth Asher. Any help would be appreciated. 
RALEIGH, NC 27615 

Brenda W; [E-mail no longer valid.] Sat, 14 Feb 1998 15:03:32 
Sanders PHILLIPS (born about 1812/NC) was listed in the 1850 Lauderdale County Census - with his second wife, Sarah LAIRD and children from both marriages.  Sanders and Sarah were married in Lauderdale County. Children from the first marriage (I don't know mother's name) was Elias (born about 1839), Amanda (born about 1840), and Daniel (born about 1842).  Amanda moved on to Mississippi as well as Sarah and her children; however, what happened to Sanders PHILLIPS?  and are there descendants or researchers who can connect to Elias or Daniel?  I have almost nothing on the LAIRD line, but it has surfaced as LARD and LAIR before.  Did Elias or Daniel stay in Alabama?  Anybody, help!  Thanks.

26th/50th Company H
Tod L. Molesworth Thu, 19 Feb 1998 10:05:21 
Am researching the 26th/50th Alabama in which Company "H" is listed as being from Lauderdale County.  Any information out there as far as muster lists, what happened to the soldiers, any little tidbit?

Roger Alex Powell, Jr. Fri, 20 Feb 1998 15:10:50 
Searching for the family of William JOHNSON, b. 1803, NC, m. Ersley (could be the William Johnson who m. Aisley DUCKETT) Unknown of SC, blacksmith, of Lauderdale Co., Alabama. 
Children: William Marion JOHNSON, b. 1832, Lauderdale Co, Jane JOHNSON, b. 1834, Lauderdale Co, Elizabeth JOHNSON, b. 1837, Lauderdale Co, Mary Ann JOHNSON, b. 1839, Tippah Co., MS, Franklin JOHNSON, b. 1845, Tippah Co., MS, Martha JOHNSON, b. 1846, Tippah Co., MS, Sarah J. JOHNSON, b. 1847, Tippah Co.,MS. Family moved into Mississippi about 1839 and then into Texas about 1893. I would appreciate corresponding with JOHNSON family researchers or those who might have information. I would be happy to exchange information or assist in any way.

Mary Mitchell Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:01:51 
Would appreciate any information on the WOMBLE family who lived in Lauderdale Co. from about 1818 to 1850.  My gggrandfather was Lorenzo Dow WOMBLE who was reported to be a Methodist Circuit Rider Minister.  He married a Martha or Patsy DAVIS in Lauderdale County in 1830. His father was possibly Redden or Reading WOMBLE. 
Marjean Mitchell, 3824 Southwind Court, Oklahoma City, OK 73179

Harold Suddith Sun, 22 Feb 1998 20:35:31 
We are searching for information on the LOWE and LEWIS families.  Louisa LOWE married Hosea Holcomb LEWIS.  Any information of these families will be appreciated and we will share.

Modene Knight Thornton Tue, 24 Feb 1998 09:33:35 
WEBB, Leonard Thomas,  b. 19 Sep 1831, AL, son of James and Edith WEBB, d. 2 Dec 1890, Freestone County, TX.  Siblings were:  William Jackson, Mary Ann, John Turner, Elizabeth Ellen, Joseph Newbern, George Washington, Mariah Jane, Francis Marion and James Henry. Was Edith's maiden name MOORE or WENN?

Steve Jacobson Tue, 24 Feb 1998 09:00:22 
Seeking the family members of Thomas P and Sarah F. (KIRKLAND) EARNEST, they were married and lived in Lauderdale Co. Looking for son Harvey L. EARNEST b-1871, who is said to have had a fight with his father and left home never to be heard from again. 

Bonnie Johannes 
Looking for parents of Sarah ELizabeth (Eliza) Jones. Born 1866 Alabama She married William Henry Holt in Lauderdale Co. Ala. 5 Nov. 1889. Sarah's father may have been Lee Jones. By 1900 they were living in Love Co. Oklahoma. Any info on this Jones/Holt family would be greatly appriciated. 
You may s-mail me at :Bonnie Johannes, 5594 N. 10th. Apt.# 103, Fresno, Calif. 93710-6586 or e-mail my friend at : Thank You

Carlene Brown  Wed, 25 Feb 1998 19:10:27 
WOMBLE - Need info on Lorenzo Dow WOMBLE, born 2-25-1803, TN and died 1-22-1858, Ark. Married 1st to Mary Curry PICKENS, 12-26-1822 in Lauderdale Co., Ala. Married 2nd to Martha D. DAVIS, 8-10-1830, Lauderdale Co., Ala. Children were: Angeline M., 1823; James J., 1826; William H., 1828; Sanford McAllistar, 1831; Thomas Franklin, 1832; Martha Ann, 1834; Thaddeus G., 1837; Elizabeth Caroline, 1839; Lucinda J., 1841; Levi C., 1841; Rachal R., 1846; Leander W., 1849; Laura Ann, 1853.  First eleven children born in Ala. Was Lorenzo Dow's father Redding or Reading WOMBLE listed in the 1830 census of Lauderdale Co., Ala?  Any information appreciated.

Carlene Brown  Wed, 25 Feb 1998 19:16:52 
DAVIS - Martha D. DAVIS, born 2-13-1812, SC and died 11-5-1875. Married Lorenzo Dow WOMBLE 8-10-1830 in Lauderdale Co., Ala as his second wife.  Their children were: Sanford McAllister, 1831; Thomas Franklin, 1832; Martha Ann, 1834; Thaddeus G., 1837; Elizabeth Caroline, 1839; Lucinda J., 1841; Levi C., 1843; Rachal R., 1846; Leander W. 1849; Laura Ann, 1853. First 8 children born in Ala and last three in Ark. Was Thomas DAVIS listed in 1830 census of Lauderdale Co., Ala, the father of Martha D. (DAVIS) WOMBLE?  Any information appreciated,

K. Davis    Wed, 25 Feb 1998 21:39:55 
ENGLAND , Tillman B. 1819 TN. but died in Lauderdale Co., Alabama wife Eliza Jane b. 1803,  Children: John  b. 1830, Malissa  b. 1831, Martha F.  b. 1832, George D.  b. 1833, James M. b. 1837, Margaret C. b. 1839, Richard  b. 1844 and Benjamin  b. 1848. Any information on this family is appreciated. 

Debra Winn Walker  Sat, 28 Feb 1998 15:33:06 
Betsey FIELDER married David ADAMS in Williamson Co. TN in 1816, moving shortly after to Lauderdale Co. AL where, presumably, Betsey died sometime before 1844 when David married Vicey W. HAYNES (possibly a widow whose maiden name may have been  WEBB).   Between the two, David fathered 16 children, one of whom was John H. ADAMS who married Martha Jane PRICE in 1852 in Lauderdale Co.  I'm trying to locate death and/or burial information of Betsey FIELDER, confirmation of Vicey W. HAYNES' maiden name, and the identity of Martha Jane PRICE's parents.   Thanks.

Brenda Whitfield Sun, 1 Mar 1998 18:47:17 
Josiah PAGE was born about 1810 - listed on Lauderdale Co Census 1850 with wife Nancy, and children: Julia, Thomas, Jonah, James, William.  I am searching for descendants of William who moved to Tishomingo county, MS.  Need info on other siblings or anything connected with this family.

PAT L DAVIS Mon, 02 Mar 1998 19:34:56 
LOONEY, George:  In Lauderdale Co. by at least 1840.  Married (1) Elizabeth HAMMONDS 1830, married (2) Lucinda (Lucy) NEWTON.  Children, Joseph b. ca 1834, George ca. 1836, Mary Ann ca. 1838, John ca. 1840, Joseph ca. 1842, Aneline(Evaline) ca. 1845, Nancy ca. 1848, Martin ca. 1851, Robert 1857, Sarah 1859, George 1861. Seeking any info on this family but in particular the second Joseph b. 21 Feb 1843, Muscle Shoals, Colbert Co. or

joan m larkin Thu, 12 Mar 1998 19:26:51 
Danger family  of Lauderdale Co., Al listed on 1840, 1850, census.  Married into Clark and Rose family. Appreciate any information or postings that you might provide.

Jenny Beasley Sat, 14 Mar 1998 09:30:13 
I am looking for information on a Allen BEAVERS and Elizabeth BREADEN who had possibly 10 children.  3 who were Allen, William and Jesse.  I know Allen was born in Lauderdale Co Al in 1826. The others I am not sure of where they were born.  Allen's father is said to be William BEAVERS from VA. Allen (jr) was born in 1776 in VA.  Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Kay Best Sun, 15 Mar 1998 18:02:52 
We are looking for any info on the family of Charles BEST b: abt 1804 d: aft 1870 Lauderdale Co., Alabama, Married Phoebe????  Their son, William Carroll BEST b: Oct 1823 Lauderdale Co., Alabama, married Mary E. GORDAN Dec. 21, 1845, Lawrence Co., Tennessee. 1850 census has Mary b: abt 1825, Alabama. We need anything about any GORDON or GORDAN families in Lauderdale Co, 1820 or 1830. Thank you for any help. 
Judy Baugh   Sat, 21 Mar 1998 03:18:21 
Looking for information as to the names of the children of Abram/Abraham ENGLISH and Nancy SANDERS, who were m. in Lauderdale cty., 1823.  The entry for Abram ENGLISH in the Lauderdale 1830 census shows that they have three children.  I am unable to find this family after that date.

DEBRA MILLER Thu, 26 Mar 1998 08:37:36 
I am looking for information on a Milly HOWARD, reputedly born in Lauderdale County, AL. She married John W BULLINGTON. Their first child, Henderson A BULLINGTON, was born 1 Dec 1809 in VA. Thus, I question the birthplace of Milly. However, the family was in the Lauderdale/Limestone County area before 1836, as Henderson married an  Elizabeth Ann SANDERSON in Limestone County in 1836.  Any information on the Howard family would be appreciated. Debbie.


Thomas Duke   Fri, 27 Mar 1998 01:54:14 
WALLACE - I am searching for information on John Spinks Walace & Olivia "Ollie" (Canerday) Wallace, parents of Melinda Artie Melissa Wallace, born January 1879.  I think Ollie (Canerday) Wallace was born in 1848 and died in 1944.  I have no information on John Spinks Wallace.

Thomas Duke Fri, 27 Mar 1998 01:56:50 
CANERDAY - I'm searching for information on the Canerdays of Lauderdale County, specifically my GGGrandmother, Olivia "Ollie" Canerday.  I think  she was born in May 1848 and died January 1944.  I'd like to find the names of her parents and siblings and any other information available.

Thomas Duke Fri, 27 Mar 1998 01:58:46 
Richardson - I am searching for information about the RICHARDSON family of Lauderdale Co.  My great grandfather was John Spinks "Ike" Richardson. I have no dates of birth or death.  He married Ollie ROBINSON or ROBERTSON and they had a son named John Dee RICHARDSON.

Jerry Warren Betterton Sun, 29 Mar 1998 15:32:14 
BETTERTON:  We are researching the BETTERTON Family of Lauderdale County, Alabama, and surrounding areas.  This family is mostly composed of the descendants of  Joseph BETTERTON, who  lived near the northern part of the County from  1840-1870.   We will appreciate any information about this family. We would also love to hear from any descendants. Please E-Mail Jerry Warren Betterton at:  Jbetterton@InfoAve.Net, Telephone at: (931)-738-3422, or Write to: Jerry Warren Betterton, 711 Crosslin Street, Sparta, TN 38583-1257, or visit our Betterton Families of the World [URL previously given here is no longer active.]

Thomas R. Lunsford Sun, 29 Mar 1998 21:59:39 
I am trying to find information about Joshua LUNSFORD's family.  I believe he was in Luaderdale Co. during the 1830 census and had three sons under 5 years, and several women in the household.  It is possible that his wife's name was Nancy and three of his sons were Joshua, Joseph, and M.G.  I believe his son M.G. is my ggrandfather.  I would like to know any information at all about Joshua Sr. and his family, e.g., where they came from, where they lived, where they were married, when they died, where they were buried, etc.  Any information is appreciated.  Thanks. 
Thomas R. Lunsford (Houston, TX)  KITSYS@AOL.COM

Donna Cuillard Wed, 1 Apr 1998 15:24:44 
Seeking info on Mary Elizabeth BERRY, born 13 Mar 1871 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama. She married John Richard KELELY on 25 Oct 1887 in Wayne Co.,Tn.

James G. Shelton Wed, 01 Apr 1998 15:08:58 
Looking for information on William Harris SHELTON.  He was born in 1790 and may have been born in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  He was a physician. In 1850 he was living in Florence, Alabama.  He had a son named George W. SHELTON who was living in Rogersville at the time. 
James G. Shelton 
Assistant Professor of Accounting 
Freed-Hardeman University 
FHU Box 85 
Henderson, Tennessee 38340

Ron Bullock Wed, 1 Apr 1998 18:30:00 
BELL - The Samuel BELL family of 1830 Lauderdale Co. is being researched. Any information on BELL families of Lauderdale would be greatly appreciated.

Robin Mays Wed, 01 Apr 1998 16:54:50 
I am looking for info on a Leui[might be Levi] GREEN married to a Rebecca TUCKER don't know birthdates or marriage date, but there daughter was born in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama on March 5, 1876 her name was Margaret Jane GREEN. She married a Oscar Senter PENICK his birthdate was December 23, 1871 born in Tennessee. They both died in Graford, Palo Pinto, TX her on December 18, 1950 and him on June 24, 1948.  If anyone has any info on any of my surnames I would appreciate it so much if you could help me.    Robin in Granbury, TX

LeeAnn Roberts    Sun, 5 Apr 1998 21:10:35 
I am looking for parents and siblings of John J. LITTRELL born 1827 in Lauderdale County, AL.  He moved to Arkansas and married Delphia HALL.  Any information would be appreciated.

Sharon    Mon, 6 Apr 1998 00:37:19 
Seeking information on parents of Perkins P. POOL.  Perkins was born in NC, married Nancy SULLIVANT in Caldwell or Trigg Co, KY in 1817 and died in Lauderdale Co, AL in 1836.  POOL family information is posted on my site. [URL previously listed here is no longer active.]

Sharon    Mon, 6 Apr 1998 00:38:35 
Seeking death information for Samuel E. YOUNG and his wife Nancy Jane POOL. Sam 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 Sam. I am told he traveled after his wife's death and may have died in AL or TN.  Young family information is posted on my site. [URL previously listed here is no longer active.]

Judi K. Barrett Tue, 07 Apr 1998 16:10:15 
I am searching for information on Amos Quincy IVES, his wife and children are listed on the 1850 census for Lauderdale county.  I don't have date for his birth or death, so he may have been dead by that time.  Wife's name was Mary JACKSON, daughter of John JACKSON. They had the following children:  1. Shaylor 2. Sarah 3. Amos married Amanda ANDREWS 4. John D. 5. Samuel Spencer who went on to become a Colonel in the CSA 35th infantry and later sheriff of Lauderdale County from 1880 to 1884. Married Amanda MITCHELL and remarried. 6. George  7. Henry 8. Isabella.


Liz35645 Sun, 12 Apr 1998 21:25:21 
I am researching Jacob McGee and Elizabeth Richardson McGee. Does anyone have a list of their children? Please contact me at

Chris & Terri Smith Mon, 13 Apr 1998 16:30:38 
I'm looking for information on the families of Bethel Hicks GLENN (B. August 20, 1824 Lauderdale Co., AL -D. December 17, 1907 Bellville, TX) and his wife Margaret Page Ann MAHAN (B. December 12, 1822 E. Tennessee, Meggs, Tenn-D. February 17, 1907 Bellville, TX). Any info. or family offshoots would be welcome.

Le Roy Bishop Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:09:19 
Looking for information on Aaron Henry HAMMOND born 12/24/1891 in Lexington, Lauderdale Co Alabama.


Tammy Duncan Nichols Wed, 15 Apr 1998 18:20:00 
I would like information on Casper URBAN and his descendants and parents. home page


Tammy Duncan Nichols Wed, 15 Apr 1998 18:24:16 
I would like to know who are the parents of Louisa F. VEST and Manerva E. VEST.  I believe that Louisa was born in Lauderdale Co., AL. home page

Carol Snoddy Byler Sat, 18 Apr 1998 11:17:55 
Looking for ANY information on William SNODDY, Jr. (1789-1825). Married Elizabeth Mumford FUQUA.  William signed his will on April 7, 1825 in Lauderdale County, AL, and it was proven on May 11, 1825 by his brother, Graham, who was living in Lincoln County at that time.  William left all his estate to his father-in-law, Archibald FUQUA. In a letter from William Mason Snoddy (grandson of William), dated July 7, 1912, he states, "My mother told me that William SNODDY was called back to Kelso, Tennessee on some business about 1825 and was taken sick and died very soon in a few hours.  She told me he was married to a Miss ALEXANDER before he was married to my Grandmother and had one child named Margaret I. Snoddy [my records show Elizabeth Margaret Snoddy] who left this country with her uncle an old bachelor when she was small and went to Texas and married and her husband was killed by the Indians and she married a second time but she did not know what became of her."   So, it is assumed that William Snoddy died at Kelso, Tennessee, and that possibly, he is buried at the Old Rocky Point  Cemetery (also known as the Snoddy Cemetery). It hasn’t been established as to what happened to William’s daughter by Elizabeth Alexander. Thank you. 
Carol Snoddy Byler 
Great-great-great-granddaughter of William Snoddy, Jr.

Judy C. Locke Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:44:01 
I am looking for information on Augustus and Mary IRONS who lived in the Lauderdale area in the 1850 and 1860 census. There children were: Sarah IRONS, Andrew IRONS, Susan IRONS, Thomas P IRONS, John IRONS, Phillip IRONS, Mary IRONS, Will IRONS, Caroline A. IRONS, AND McKinney IRONS.

Carol Y. Watkins Mon, 20 Apr 1998 00:51:49 
I am looking for information on Edward Valentine Tingle who married Nancy Elizabeth Estill on 12-31-1896 Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Carol Watkins

CeeJae511 Wed, 22 Apr 1998 11:10:57 
I am looking for information and descendents of  Samuel HENDRIX and Elenor HOUSE who married on June 11, 1835 in Lauderdale Co. AL.  Their daughter, Pernicia Elizabeth HENDRIX married Benjamin Franklin MCGAUGHEY on Dec. 9, 1869 in Lauderdale Co. There were several other children born to Samuel and Elenor HENDRIX: Edwin G. b. 1837, John D. b. 1839,d. 1840, Dennis b 1840, Jason P. b. 1842, Columbia Cisley b. 1844, Alonzo D., b 1847, d. 1930, Sarah and her twin, Margaret b. 1851, Mary Lousia Cornelia b. 1853, and Daniel Roger b 1855. Dennis HOUSE and Samuel HENDRIX are living in the same district in Lauderdale Co. on the 1850 census. Pernicia and husband Ben moved to Arkansas soon after marrying, and in the late 1800's they moved to Fannin Co., TX. Her brother Alonzo and his wife Mary J. RANDLE, also moved to Fannin Co. TX and lived there the rest of their lives.

Ann Brown    Wed, 22 Apr 1998 13:42:23 
Need any info on Eliza Ann SMITH born ca l830 Alabma and m/l Samuel F.ROUNTREE on 7 November l849 Lauderdale Co.,Alabama.  They had 3 children: Doffie b. ca l850; Charlotte b. ca l853; and Samuel b. ca l855.  Does anyone know what happened to ROUNTREE?  Eliza m/2 Francis Marion LEDBETTER (where?) and is listed on l870 Lauderdale  Co, Ala census (Twp 3, Rl2W) and l880 Lauderdale Co,Ala census.   They had 2 children:  Eliza Evaline LEDBETTER b. l870 and m. Granville Lafayette VINSON ll Dec l888 (where?) and William Marion LEDBETTER b. l872 and m. Maud Marcum.

Debie Cox Sun, 3 May 1998 06:57:48 EDT 
Looking for information on the family of Samuel LANDSMAN listed in the 1850 census for Lauderdale County.


Saltworks of Gallatin Co IL - HILL - COLBERT
Jon Musgrave  Tue, 5 May 1998 23:05:52 -0500 
I am researching the government saltworks of Gallatin County, Illinois.  These are immediately north of Lauderdale County, Alabama. Someone recently sent me a newspaper clipping from 1930 that gave some of their family history. It noted that "Jess Hill, served as a government ranger for quite a while to guard the ox wagon caravans in hauling salt from the salt works near Equality, Ill. to Florence, Ala.  They had to be guarded from the bushwacking attacks of skulking Indians."  The article later dates this event as 1818, or one or two years earlier since Jess' brother moved from Georgia to Illinois in 1818, following one of Jess' trips. Has anyone ever come across information about these salt caravans? Who was living at Florence at this date. Is this area still a part of Cherokee/Chickasaw lands at this time? 
Also, I am looking for a descendent list of Chickasaw leader Capt. James Logan Colbert, who arrived in America from Soctland in January 1736 and died in November 1784 on his way to persuade other chiefs to switch sides from the King to the Americans. There are Colberts at the saltworks early from Alabama, but I am missing the generations to connect. 
Third, in my research I have noticed a number of free blacks from Lauderdale County filing emancipation and other freedom papers in the Gallatin County, Illinois, slave registries. 
Thank you. Check out my Southern Illinois History Page [The URL previously given here is no longer valid.]


GibsonHamm Thu, 7 May 1998 17:47:00 EDT 
I am looking for information on the GREENHAW, GREENHOW, GREEHSHAW, GREENSHOW family. 
Jonathan GREENHAW, Sr. (maybe spelled GREENHOW, GREENSHOW, GREENHOW or GREENAUGH), was born in 1757 in Williamsburg, VA and died 1826 in Limestone County, AL.  He was a preacher at Reunion First Christian Church.  He married twice, Rachel HENRY in 1768 or 1700 and Ann -----, date unknown.  Rachel and Jonathan had nine children and moved from Virginia to Caswell County, North Carolina in 1790 and then later to Tennessee and Alabama in the Huntsville area. 

Two of Jonathan's sons were Greenberry GREENHAW, born between 1775 and 1794, died 1825 or 26 in Alabama, and Ephraim Barton GREENHAW, born 1-10-1818 in Lauderdale County, Florence, Alabama, died 3-1-1905 in Mt. Judea, Arkansas. Greenberry married twice, first wife unknown, second wife, Sarah "Sally" BRIDGES, married on 6-13-1813 in Sumner County, Tennessee.  They had four children, names and information unknown.
Ephraim Barton GREENHAW, one of my direct descendents, married Angeline FOSTER on 9-12-1838 in Lawrence County, Tenneesee.  They had three children, names and information unknown. 
Ephraim Barton GREENHAW then married Rebecca ETHRIDGE on 3-12-1846 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.  This is my direct family line.  Rebecca was born on 12-11-1820 and died 2-17-1898.  She was the daughter of Matthew and Mary ETHRIDGE who lived in Lawrence County, Tennessee when Matthew died. Mary then moved to Searcy County, Arkansas where she died in the 1870's. 
Matthew ETHRIDGE was the son of Thomas ETHRIDGE born about 1775 in North Carolina but moved to Lawrence County, Tennessee in about 1816.  he was apparently a wealthy plantation owner and money lender and died 10-15-1855. 
One of Ephraim and Rebecca's children, and my direct descendant, is George W. GREENHAW, born 10-5-1839 and died 10-26-1907.  I am assuming that he was born in Lawrence County, but do not know this for certain.  
Ephraim and Rebecca's other children that I know about and think are really the children of this couple are: Franklin Marion GREENHAW, born 8-19-1848, probably in Lawrence County, died March 18, 1913.  He married Margaret C. BAKER. Tennessee GREENHAW, born September 01, 1854, died February 27, 1906. Andrew Jackson GREENHAW, born April 3, 1865. Married Caroline SHULER. There may be other children from the ETHRIDGE/GREENHAW marriage. 
I would like to obtain/share information regarding these GREENHAWs and their spouses. 
Nancy L.Hamm

Randall G Smart Thu, 07 May 1998 20:53:22 -0500 
I am looking for any references to the Testamonial Baptist Church in Lauderdale co. Around 1826. It has been said that my ancestor William SMART was a Pastor of said church and that he took the job on 9-27-1826 Is the church still around and are there any records of said church?  his Daughter Nancy SMART Married in Lauderdale Co. to Robert E SIMMONS 2-7-1826  : Son Bennett SMART married Nancy ADAMS 9-27-1832 Son Peter Smart married Sarah Ann FERREL 3-25-1836  and daughters Martha Jane and Caroline Married brothers Micheal and Stephen WALDRIP all were married in Lauderdale Co.  Thanks, 
Randall G Smart

Minnie Hillis Reagor Sun, 10 May 1998 13:51:17 -0500 
HENDRIX: I would like to hear from persons connected to HENDRIX families of Lauderdale Co,AL. I am seeking the parentage, and siblings, of Matilda HENDRIX, b- ca 1816,AL., d-ca 1870, married Daniel Francis Lihue MARBUT (Sr.) and resided in Giles Co.,TN. My families of interest alternated between Giles Co,TN. & Lauderdale Co,AL. 
Contact: Minnie HILLIS REAGOR, 339 Greathouse Dr., Vidor,TX. 77662; or   or

Minnie Hillis Reagor Sun, 10 May 1998 14:52:46 -0500 


I would like to hear from any HILLIS families who have connections to Lauderdale Co.,AL. or Giles Co.,TN. 
Contact Minnie HILLIS REAGOR, 339 Greathouse Dr., Vidor,TX.  77662-9111 or e-mail me at   or

Jerry Garner Mon, 11 May 1998 22:32:04 -0500 
Looking for information on Aaron LETCHWORTH b1790 VA d ca 1850 ? marr Elizabeth (?). Children : John L.  LETCHWORTH b1805 TN d  1865 Lauderdale Co., AL marr (1) Everline (?) 2nd Martha Ann EVERSON; Welcome  Pickham LETCHWORTH b1813 TN d 1892 Webster Co., MO marr (1) Elizabeth GOWER 1812 - 1886  marr 2nd Lydia C. WILLIAMS; Thompson LETCHWOTH b1816 TN  d1893 Webster Co., MO marr (1) Isabella PARKER marr  (2) Amelia CHAFFIN; Eliza Jane LETCHWORTH b1828 TN marr Samuel OWEN. John, and Thomas are listed on the 1850 and 1860 Lauderdale Co., AL census along with sister Eliza OWENS and her husband Samuel.  Family name found also as LICKSWITH, LEFTWICH, LITCHWORTH, etc.  John and sister Eliza OWENS all settled in Lauderdale Co. and other siblings moved to Webster Co., MO.  Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.  I have hit a dead end with Aaron and would greatly appreciate any help on this family.  I believe Aaron's first name may be Thomas but this is just a guess.  THANKS! 
Jenny Garner

James Boozer Thu, 14 May 1998 23:58:49 -0700 
The John JONES and wife Elizebeth ? lived in Lauderdale Co. in 1820.  He died in 1830 and she married James GRAY. John's son was Aaron Franklin JONES who married Elizabeth ROBERTSON (ROBERSON, ROBINSON) on June 18,1833 in Lauderdale Co. I would appreciate any info on this family. 
James Boozer 
PO Box 633231 
Nacogdoches Tx 75963-3231

sel and suzy mann Mon, 18 May 1998 23:35:56 -0400 
Looking for family  from  the marriage of John Doane and Patsy Colburn in Lauderdale County 21 March 1825.  Any information or leads will be appreciated.

Carol Smith Tue, 19 May 1998 18:39:55 -0500  
O'NEAL, John (G.?) was the Gurdian for the minor heirs of Francis AVANT from 1835 - 1843.  (Orphan Court records - Dallas County, AL)  The Avant children were in their early to mid teens to adulthood during this time.  There names were Lucy, Nathan & John Avant.  I would be interested in information about Mr. O'Neal to verify if this is the same O'Neal that is listed as Guardain.  The only John O'Neal in the 1840 Alabama census is listed in Lauderdale County.


Elizabeth Flum Tue, 19 May 1998 20:48:32 -0700 


I am researching a William Riley DAVIDSON (b. 14 July 1819, NC, specific location unknown, d. 11 Dec. 1889, Leon Co., TX) who married a Matilda HEFFINGTON (b. 1820, TN, specific location unknown, d. 1872, Leon Co., TX). Does anybody know the names of William Riley DAVIDSON'S parents? 
Matilda HEFFINGTON was the daughter of Archibald HEFFINGTON and Elizabeth KIRKWOOD. William Riley DAVIDSON and Matilda HEFFINGTON were married 18 July 1844, Lauderdale Co., AL, and raised several children in Green Hill, near Florence, AL: 
1) James Leroy, b. 15 Apr 1845, Green Hill, AL, d. 2 Jan. 1929 
    married Mary F. WILSON on 30 Sept. 1866 
    James Leroy DAVIDSON served as a Private in the 4th Alabama Cavalry (CSA). 
2) Mary Jane, b. 19 Dec. 1846, Green Hill, AL, d. 10 July 1926 
    married ________ ALEXANDER 
3) Hiram Isaac, b. 20 Jan. 1848, Green Hill, AL, d. 30 May 1926 
    married Mary Lummie SULLIVAN on 6 Dec. 1874 
    (*my ancestor) 
4) Wiley Edward "Ed", b. 1850, Green Hill, d. ? 
    married Sallie ROBINSON 
5) William Riley, Jr., b. 1851, Green Hill, d. ? 
    married unknown 
6) Martha Ann "Mattie", b. 1853, Green Hill, d. ? 
    married unknown 
7) Amanda Elizabeth "Betty", b. 1855, Green Hill, d. aft. 1880 
    married a E. "Ted" EVANS 
8) Nancy L., b. 1856, Green Hill, d. ? 
    married unknown 
9) John N. 1859, Green Hill, d. ? 
    married unknown 
10)Julia, b. ca. 1861, TN or AL, d. ? 
     married unknown 
11)George Logan, d. Oct. 1863, Maury Co., TN, d. ? 
     married Mollie ___________ ? 
Previous research suggests that William Riley DAVIDSON was a gunsmith working for in a Lauderdale Co. business owned by the KENNEDY family.  I would be glad to exchange information others researching this family. 
Thank you! 
Elizabeth FLUM   2 Andover Drive, Apt. H-7  Athens, Ohio  45701

shejna Tue, 26 May 1998 00:23:47 -0500 
Searching for Isaac BROWN b 1809 TN, married Elizabeth LOONEY b 1814 TN. They were married in Lauderdale Co or Lawrence Co, AL.  One dtg was Leanna Lois BROWN b 1852 married Jesse JEFFRYES.  Any help is appreciated.  Shejna


Betty Arnold Loftiss Wed, 27 May 1998 09:41:30 -0500 
Looking for information on Daniel White who died in Lauderdale Co. Alabama about 1840-1845 He was married to Margaret "Peggy" ? His oldest son Allen was born about 1811 in Tennessee. He married Margaret Harvey her father is Alexander Harvey and her grandfather was John Harvey both died in Lauderdale Co. Ala. Would like infomation on who John Harvey's father was and also on who Daniel White's father was. Thanks Betty-- 
Betty Arnold Loftiss   Voice: 601-622-7180

Nelda Baker  Wed, 27 May 1998 22:33:46 

Looking for info on Charles GOOKIN b. 1812 in Mass. and his wife Sarah BROCCHUS b. 1812 in D.C. They were married in Sept. 3, 1838 in Lauderdale County and lived there until after 1860. Does anyone have any idea what happened to this couple after that. I think her father was D.M. BROCCHUS. 
Thanks, Nelda,  Phx. Az.

Kristen Howell Sat, 6 Jun 1998 03:04:41 EDT 
Searching for information on Harriet Carolyn Huddleston, born 1834 in Lauderdale County to parents Felix Galloway Huddelston and Elizabeth Jones.  Harriet Carolyn married Lewis Berry Sutherland, and together they had nine children. 
Willing to share information.  Thank you! Kristen Howell   Misawa Air Base, Japan


Kay Bradley Sat, 6 Jun 1998 10:28:06 -0500 
Searching for information and/or descendants of the HUDDLESTON family listed on the 1830 and 1840 Lauderdale Co. census.  Joseph S. HUDDLESTON (son of Benjamin E. HUDDLESTON and Margaret "Peggy" WELCH) and his wife Elizabeth YOUNG (dtr of Thomas YOUNG and Susannah ??) came from Greenville Co, 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. Happy to share data.

Vera (Lane) Reeves  Sun, 7 Jun 1998 14:56:25 -0500 
In the 1860 census Mary Ross is list in Lauderdale County with her husband Campbell Ross. They are listed in the 1870 Izard County, Arkansas census.  She is listed as head of house in Lauderdale County in the 1880 census. What happen to her or her husband? Their children were back in Arkansas in 1891. Any help would be appreciated.


Modene Knight Thornton  Thu, 11 Jun 1998 23:26:52 +0000 
EZELL, Lewis, b. 5 Sep 1780, d. 2 Nov 1841, m. Nancy ROGERS, dau of Jonathan and Priscilla ROGERS.  The family Bible of Lewis' son David states that Lewis was the son of Benjamin EZELL.  Benjamin was in Hertford County, NC in 1800: Hertford Cty NC  p 734 Benjamin Ezell, 2 males 0-10, 1 female  0-10, 1 male 10-16, 2 females 10-16, 2 male 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 male 45-up.  Does anyone have any record of other children of Benjamin?  Have data on descendants of Lewis EZELL and Nancy ROGERS - willing to share. 
Modene Knight Thornton 
Freestone County, TX

Margaret Stutts Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:33:53 -0500 
William Wesley STUTTS 1853-1918. 
My great-grandfather was William Wesley STUTTS.  My grand-father was Collins Homer STUTTS.  My father was William Lee STUTTS, Sr.  Any information about William Wesley would be appreciated.  He came from North Carolina after the Civil War.  He lived with a cousin.  He changed his name from John H. STUTTS.  Does anyone know anything about him?


Marjorie Cummings Sun, 21 Jun 1998 17:51:17 -0500 
I am looking for information on William C.(Carrol) DAVIDSON born 1845 m Millissa HENDRIX born 1841.Children are: Jane DAVIDSON  b.1864 m.Bill LYLES: James DAVIDSON b.1867: Martha DAVIDSON b.1871: Thomas DAVIDSON b.1873: Nancy DAVIDSON b.1876 m.Keller JENKINS: William Issac DAVIDSON b. 1879 m.Lula FOWLER, Emma TINGLE, Nora KELLY.I am looking for any information on W.C.DAVIDSON's children. Any information on his mother, father, sisters, brothers would be appreciated. He lived in Florence AL and went into a grocery business before he died. He also married Maggie RYAN,and Bet NALE.He was a large land owner in Florence AL. His partner in land was BRETHERICK. He was listed in the household in Lauderdale CO TN in 1880 census.

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 09:56:25 -0500
From: Rick Melson 
Researching ancestor and descendant information on Henry Hill, b Nov 25, 1776, d.Dec 1, 1850, in Lauderdale Co. I think he married Judith ? in 1792. She was born Nov 25, 1977, and died Jul 31, 1852, in Lauderdale Co. My wife is descended from one of his sons, Larkin. b 1802 in TN, who married Lucy A., b 1818 in Georgia.

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 21:42:59 EDT
Jonathan and Rachel Montgomery (CUNNINGHAM) McMURRY; Waterloo, AL; ca. 1850 Seeking information on the family of Jonathan McMURRY (d. 1851, Waterloo, AL) and Rachel Montgomery CUNNINGHAM (d, 1894, Waterloo, AL) family who were originally from Marion Co., TN. Their known children were William Henderson (b. 1835), Joseph Thomas (b. 1837), Mary Frances (b. 1840), John Davidson (b. 1842), Sarah (b. 1846), Patrick Henry (b. 1848). Most interested in making contact with any descendants of this family. Herb Cunningham: 

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 14:08:05 -0700
From: Pam Jenkins
Looking for information on any of the following:
(1) Alexander Gibson Fell (III) b. 5 Dec 1919 in Florence, Lauderdale Co AL 
(2) Alexander Gibson Fell (II) b. 4 May 1893, location unknown. m. Amelia (Irene) Meyer 
(3) Alexander Gibson Fell (I) no information known other than married to Helena Borge Fell.


Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 01:52:12 -0500
I am looking for my g-g-grandparents who lived in Lauderdale county in the mid to late 1800's. Her name was Elizabeth IRONS and she married a RHODES and had 8 to 10 girls. Two of the girls married LEEs of Giles County, TN. All the girls and their mother came to TX in the late 1800's. I don't know what happened to her husband or what his first name was. Any help would be appreciated.
Henry P Mayo
College Station, TX or 

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:47:22 EDT
Looking for info on Francis COBURN from N.C. who married Mary Elizabeth
WIDNER in Lauderdale County in 1825. They are listed in the 1830 census. They are in Tennessee after 1850. I think he had a brother named Caney COBURN as this man was also there in 1830. Also think her brother was Jacob WIDNER who was moved to Pontotoc, Miss. They were both from S.C. Would like info on who the parents were for this couple or any other info. Thanks, Nelda
Nelda Baker
Phx. Az. 

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:41:51 EDT
Looking to share info on Charles GOOKIN born abt. 1812 in Mass. married Sarah BROCKAS (different spellings) in Sept. 1838 in Lauderdale County, Ala. Sarah was born in either D.C. or Va. They had following children Thomas, Hugh,
Charles, James, Eugene, (this is mine) and Charlotte. I have this family in Lauderdale until after 1860 and then I lost them I found Eugene in 1880 in Tn. He married Mary Elizabeth COWELL in Tn. Would like info on what happened
to Charles and Sarah after 1860, also any info on there parents. Thanks, Nelda

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:50:11 EDT
Looking to find and share info on Francis COBURN born about 1794 in N.C. and Mary Elizabeth WIDNER born abt. 1806 in S.C. They married in Lauderdale County, in 1825. Later moved to Tn. Need to find parents or any other info if
possible. Thanks, Nelda Baker

Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 20:16:52 -0400
From: Paul Henson 
HENSON, Jerry Hirmon
Possibly born in 1830 in Lauderdale County to Thomas HENSON and Mary BURNES. I would appreciate information on his whereabouts prior to 1857 when he appeared in Wayne County Tennessee. Thank you in advance for any information you may furnish. Paul Henson

Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 17:42:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Harold Higgins 
Searching for info on my g-g-grandparents, Newton and Stacey HIGGINS. They lived in Lauderdale County, near Florence in the early 1850's before they moved to the area of Greene County in Northwest Arkansas. It is believed that he was related to William HIGGINS who lived nearby in Lauderdale County at the time. Stacey's former name is not known to me. I would like to hear from anyone having any info on these people. Thank you for posting this query. Harold Wayne Higgins.

Date: Sat, 4 Jul 1998 15:05:01 +0900
From: SSgt Daniel and Kristen Howell 
Searching for Harriet Carolyn HUDDLESTON, born 1834 in Lauderdale County, AL, died 1892 unknown. Married Lewis Berry SUTHERLAND, born in TN in 1833. Nine children:Thophilus H., George, Lewis Berry, Walter, Charles, Harriet, Wayland Harlan, Lou Nettie, and Susan "Susie." Harriet Carolyn's parent's were Felix Galloway HUDDLESTON born 24 Feb 1815 in TN, and Elizabeth Jones, born 1806 in SC. They were married 24 Oct 1834 in Lauderdale County, AL. Any information on these families would be gratefully appreciated!  Thank you!   Kristen Howell
Misawa Air Base, Japan

Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 20:41:05 EDT
Would apprciate ANY reference to the name CRYMES/CRIMES in the 1840s/1850s in Lauderdale Co., AL or any of the surrounding areas. An adult John CRIMES/CHRIMES/CRYMES is found on a 1850, Lauderdale Co., AL Trust Deed with William TOMLINSON & Isaac T. CROW. Another reference is made in 1851, when two indentures are recorded between John CRYMES/CRIMES and John HARRISON & Calvin GARRETT and, the second, with Reed T. GARRETT & Calvin W. GARRETT. In 1853, John CRYMES/CRIMES marries Amanda BAELOUS in Lauderdale Co., AL. No other record has been located for this adult CRYMES. He appears to vanish after the 1853 marriage and was NEVER recorded on a census of the area.
My maternal great grandfather, John CRYMES, was born in AL (presumably Lauderdale Co.) in July 1949. He wasn't found on the 1850 census; but, he appears on the 1860 census in the household of A. P. REYNOLDS. In 1878, John marries Ellen D. REYNOLDS (neice of A. P. REYNOLDS). After Ellen's death, John marries Ann WILKES in 1892, Lauderdale Co., AL. John CRYMES died in 1915, St. Florian, Lauderdale Co., AL and is buried by his grandson, Tommie Lee CRYMES, at Piney Grove Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., AL. If anyone has ANY information on this illusive family, I would appreciate their assistance. THANK YOU!! Linda Mayfield Vestal

Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 23:38:22 -0500
From: Gary Matthews 
Looking for info on parents of Hardy MATHEWS/MATTHEWS b. @1800 in NC, m. Nancy THOMPSON 8/1827 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Hardy was an inenerant minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church (South). Hardy & Nancy lived near Waterloo and had 10 children before moving to Hardin Co., TN @1854. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Gary Matthews 

Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 00:58:56 -0400
From: "Sabra Newell Sudberry" 
Searching for info on Claiborne PALMER found on the 1830 Lauderdale Co., AL census, born 1790-1800. Also would like more info on his brother, Martin PALMER, born 1791 SC, also on the 1830 Lauderdale Co. census. How were they related to, or were they related to Randolph PALMER of Lauderdale Co. who later went to MS?

Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 01:08:12 -0400
From: "Sabra Newell Sudberry" 
Seek info on the PRUITT family of Lauderdale Co. that came to the area first in 1804 when they leased land from Chief Doublehead. My ancestor was Alexander Pruitt who married Frances Palmer, who originally came to this area with his father, Thomas Jr., but returned to SC where he died. However, some of his children returned to the area, and many are descended from them in the area today. 

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 06:52:51 -0700
From: Murphy 
Does anyone know the children of Revolutionary War soldier George WHITE who is buried in Lauderdale County AL? Thank you. Hazel

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 11:38:29 -0500
From: "Greg and Karen Cox" 
Looking for the parents and or uncles of Charles D (Charley) Quillen. Charley was born around 1802 near Nashville TN and later relocated, probably with his parents and/or a couple of uncles to the area near Florence, AL. Charley's parents and uncles are probably originally from North Carolina. We believe Charley's uncles names were Jim and Frank - Jim probably moved on to MS, and Frank settled in Lawrence Co TN. In Florence, Charley married Polly Joiner July 15, 1824 - they had 8 children. I am looking for any of his ancestors to establish a firm connection to the Quillens of North Carolina. Thanks Karen Cox

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:26:08 -0600
Looking for anything on Huky BROWN, Robert BROWN, Thomas HAYES, Bideker PERRYMAN, all connected by blood or marriage. All came to Lauderdale around 1820 and moved to Fayette Co, Tennessee about 1827-18228. Very difficult to find anything on any of these common folks. Appreciate any leads!!!

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:33:41 -0700
From: "Steven D. Jacobson" 
Researching Martha Elizabeth DAVIS b-abt 1830 Lexington, Lauderdale Co. AL and married David\Davidson KIRKLAND of Pruitton, Lauderdale CO. AL abt 1849, they farmed near Florence Lauderdale CO. AL dau. Sarah Francis married Thomas P. EARNEST of Lauderdale Co. AL. Will Share
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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 12:28:35 -0500
From: mackman 
Thomas D. LILES and Elizabeth HILL from Lauderdale County married in 1845. Appear in 1850 census for Lawrence County, Tennessee Any information would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks......Mack Pattarozzi

Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 17:19:07 -0700
From: "Chuck Hollis"
I am looking for anyone with information about Hollis ancestors from Alabama who may be related to William Curtis


My grandfather, William Curtis HOLLIS, was born in Alabama, possibly in or near the town of Anderson, Lauderdale County (Northern Alabama) in 1893. His family migrated to Texas around the turn of the century in a (covered?) wagon. The family spread out in East Texas in the early years of the century. I know he had a brother Joe and a sister, possibly "Icie" or "Icey". Joe lived in Newton, Newton County, TX, and was a barber there for many years. About 1915, William Curtis, married my grandmother, Martha Jane "Mattie" JEFFCOAT, who was born in Tyler County, Texas. They ultimately settled for keeps in Tyler County near the very small town of Spurger. That was about 1929. My father, William Edward HOLLIS, was about 5 yrs old then. He was born in Evadale, Jasper County, Texas. Also, William Curtis told me that his (g-?)grandmother's maiden name was HOVIS or OVIS and she was born in Cologne, Germany.
Any help greatly appreciated,
Happy Trails,
Chuck Hollis 

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 21:46:29 EDT
Looking for info on Charles GOOKIN who was in Lauderdale County in 1840/60. He married Sarah BROCCHUS (var. other spellings). Her brother B.M. BROCCHUS was living down the road in 1840. He isn't there in 1850 so am assuming he died. Their parents supposedly are Thomas and Rachael BROCCHUS from D.C. I have some info on the GOOKINS but need to verify it and have nothing on BROCCHUS. Thanks for any info. Nelda

Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 19:24:15 -0500
From: "James and Cissy Estes" 
I'm looking for any info on the following family. John Caswell PRICE b.3-1-1825 in Lauderdale Co., His parents were Robert J. PRICE & Frances S. CAMPBELL from S.C. He married 11-30-1849 to Mary Ann "Polly" ADAMS b.3-27-1836. They had 10 possible 11 children. (1)Martha Elizabeth 7-17-1852, (2)David Martin 7-10-1854, (3)Rachel Ann 8-24-1856, (4) John Calvin 10-14-1858, (5)Margrid (Margaret) 2-16-1861, (6)Josiah Madison 8-16-1862 (this is my ggrandfather), (7) Kissia Matilly "Kiz" 7-5-1864, (8) Sarah Tennessee 12-2-1866, (9) James Milton 8-2-1868, (10) Mary Elizabeth "Molly" 1870. This is where I'm sure of my info, sometime in the early 1870's Polly died; on the 1880 Lauderdale census, Caswell remarried a Jane?? from TN and there are two more children. Lizzie b. 1872 (I don't know if Polly or Jane is her mother) and a Callie "Goldie" b.1879. So far I have found the following brothers to Caswell (1) Edwin S. b.1807, (2) William H. b. 1809 m. Martha MASON, (3)Robert J.b.1811 m. Martha MOORE (4) Charles W. b.1815 m. Jennnie WHYTE. I have hit a brick wall so any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Much, Cissy.

Date: Sun, 02 Aug 1998 17:59:52 -0500
From: Alice Garrett  
Searching for information on ancestors who migrated to Lauderdale Co., AL: 
Samuel George PERRY b. 01/26/1846, KY m. Elvira PATMORE b. 03/29/1851, OH.
Abraham PATMORE b. 1770 New York m. Elsie FELTER
John COX m. Mary 'Polly' HILL, both b. 1808 NC per AL census- Probably Moore Co.
John WRIGHT 111, b. 04/26/1825 m. Nancy RITTER b. 07/15/1825
Calvin Wyatt GARRETT b. 09/07/1822 SC m. Clarinda Susan MCMURTRY b. 09/09/1819 SC
J. William FULKS b. abt 1810 m. Nancy C. VICKERS b. abt 1816, TN 
Thanks for any help. Alice

Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 00:05:25 -0700
From: "Michael Rayburn" 
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. (MINTON?) in Lauderdale Co. They had three children. William J. RAYBURN (b. 1883 in Lauderdale, AL), James Edward RAYBURN (b. 1886 in Wayne Co., TN) and Sarah W. Rayburn (b. 1889 in Wayne Co. 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. 

Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 22:52:41 -0400
From: Charles Biro Swinford 
Researching SWINFORD surname in Lauderdale County.
16837 Cashell Rd.
Olney, Md. 20832

Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 11:18:40 -0700
From: Benny Melton 
I am looking for information on Richard WINBORN b.1806 in NC and Rebecca (FLOYD) WINBORN who were apparently married and began a family in Lauderdale, AL. Their oldest son was William Valentine WINBORN b. 1827 in Lauderdale County (my g-g-grandfather). The family relocated to Benton County Mississippi after leaving Alabama. I am willing to exchange information on this line with interested parties. thanks...Benny Melton, Yazoo City, MS


Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 07:28:18 EDT
I am seeking information on Charles BOREN and Nancy (NORWOOD) BOREN and their daughter Wealthy Jane (BOREN) HEFFINGTON CRISP. Charles, died August 1847, and Nancy, died May 30, 1883, are both buried in Florence, Lauderdale Co., Alabama. Wealthy Jane was born February 8, 1838 in Lauderdale Co. and married Stephen HEFFINGTON on February 16 or 19, 1857. She and Stephen moved to Kaufman County, Texas. Nancy (NORWOOD) BOREN was the daughter of Jack NORWOOD. Nancy was also married to Darius or Darcus BUTLER. I have more information.

Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 23:21:02 -0500
From: "" 
Searching for information concerning my greatgrandparents Issac Newton "Dock" BREWER and Mary Rebecca (PURSER) BREWER of Lauderdale County. Any information such as obits, etc. would be helpful.

Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 21:38:41 EDT
I'm researching my great-grandfather's family the SHARPs. John Levi SHARP was born in 1852 in Lauderdale County. He married 3 times, the last being my great-grandmother Bessis Marie HOLLOWAY of Hardin County, TN. I believe John married a Mollie CHANEY and an Alice DOWDY. The SHARPs married into BALENTINE and LINDSAY and LAMB families. I need some help with the wives and sorting out some of the cousins. Thanks Adele M GREENE, Visalia CA


Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 13:21:57 -0600
From: john brown 
Anyone having any info on Huky BROWN (1820-1827 Lauderdale Co)  Please contact me!!?? John BROWN


Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 00:26:23 -0400
From: "carol-white" 
Has anyone ever heard of "Dead Timber Cemetery"? I was told by a Great-aunt that all of my WHITE ancestors are buried at "Dead Timber". Could this be a place or a plantation name? My Lauderdale Co. connection is Dempsey David WHITE b. circa 1865 and Lavonia HOOTEN b. 11-9-1866. These are my GGgrandparents. They were married in Lauderdale Co, AL 3-1-1883. They moved on to Tyronza, Poinsett Co, AR prior to 1892. Any help will be appreciated via e-mail at Thanx in advance.

Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 09:54:17 -0500
From: (Craig J Larson)
I'm searching for Abner L. BRISTOW, born 1843 and died 1910 in Henderson County, TX. His first wife was Martha Greer and she died 1883 in Florence, AL. They lived in Florence, Lauderdale County, AL. Their children were Martha, John, Jasper, Sarah, Chesley, William, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Florence--born between 1860 and 1883.
Abner served in the 46th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War. Abner's second wife was Annie GRAHM, born 1852; died 1921. Their kids were Mary, Annie, Alma, and Nancy--born between 1884 and 1895. They moved from AL to Henderson County, TX. I sure hope some of that sounds familiar. Thanks. Craig

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 16:23:38 -0500
From: "Sue Nell Travis" 
I am looking for information on Samuel GRAHAM married to Mary LATTIE of Lauderdale Co. Al. Who were their parents? Land records show a JAMES LATTIE buying land next to Samuel and Mary. Is this her father? Who were SAMUEL GRAHAM's parents? Sue

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 16:25:47 -0500
From: "Sue Nell Travis" 
I am seeking information on John B. GRAHAM (son of Samuel GRAHAM & Mary (LATTIE); married to Mary Ann SPEAR. Who were her parents? Sue

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 20:47:03 -0500
Lauerdale County land records indicate that Rees SHELBY held 78 acres in the county as early as 1823. Does anyone know this person's parentage, spouse, siblings or place of burial? Will exchange information on Evan SHELBY lineage.


Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 22:09:13 -0700
From: Bob Jackson 
I would love to hear from anyone who might have these surnames in their files. William Phillips married Nancy French ahd has a son named Wilson Phillips. Thanking you in advance. Inez

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 17:44:32 EDT
James LYON (born 1809 KY) Bible Records shows a brother Robert S. LYON (born 1812 KY) and also says his father William LYON died in 1828 Lauderdale County. Does any one have information on this LYON family?
James married 1834 in Tuscaloosa Co. to Louisa O.H.GUNN and Robert married 1832 to Minerva LEWIS in Tuscaloosa Co. and they both moved to MS. Did William die as they were passing through or did they live in Lauderdale County for a while? I sure need help on William LYON and have info to share on these two sons. Rose Parks 


Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 11:43:06 -0500
From: "Lisa Mitchell" 
Looking for information on/descendents of family of James WHITEHEAD, Sr., b 1798 in GA. Married (1) Elizabeth KING (1819) and (2) Sarah SANDERS/SAUNDERS (1840s) both in Lauderdale County, AL. I descend from James' and Elizabeth's son, Jacob WHITEHEAD, m. Elizabeth "Betty" WEST. Would like to trade information with anyone researching this family. Allied families include HARVEY/HERVEY, WEST, GRISSOM/GRISHAM, and GAUTNEY. Please e-mail to Lisa Mitchell 

Date: Sun, 06 Sep 1998 20:30:12 -0800
From: Philip & Barbara Campbell 
Dear Lauderdale County Researchers,
I'm looking for anyone who may know of a John M.Campbell in their family tree.
He married Eliza Holt (daughter of Eliphus and Elizabeth Holt. They married in Lauderdale Co. 7-13/14-1825, and they are my 3rd greatgrandparents. If there are any Campbells still in Lauderdale Co. and haven done any family researching and prehaps have John M. in their notes or family line I'd love to hear from you. I've run into a brick wall with John as i've been unable to locate any further info. on him but what I've listed here. Well actually here is a tad more. He was born 1800 died 1875 where born and died I have no idea. Thanking All in advance for taking the time to read my query.   Sincerely, Barbara Campbell

Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 03:36:36 -0500
From: "Jean Bushnell" 
Researching Patrick McBride CLARK married c 1838 possible in Lauderdale Co. Al, there in 1850 . Wife Eliza R. DANGER, father possible H. DANGER there 1840. Other Danger girls married into the ROSE and PETTIGREW family, 
DANGER family not found after 1840. The Clark family removed to White Co. IL.

Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 22:00:04 -0500
From: Vickie Rumble 
Vickie Rumble September 5, l998 
Seeking info. on descendants of James POTEETE, William POTEETE, and Samuel D. POTEETE (brothers). James is believed to be the father of Susanah POTEETE who married Meredith FULKS in Lawrence Co., TN in l847 and had moved to Lauderdale Co., AL by l850. Am seeking wills/estate settlements for James, William, and Samuel in an attempt to prove which one was Susannah's father and who her siblings were. These brothers moved around quite a bit in Lawrence and Giles Co., TN and Lauderdale Co., AL. Also seeking burial sites, birth/death dates for James, William, and Samuel. Any help greatly appreciated. Vickie Rumble, 

Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 22:09:51 -0500
From: Vickie Rumble 
Vickie Rumble, September 5, l998
Seeking information on family of James PHILLIPS who married Elizabeth COLE in Lauderdale Co. 6 Aug. l843. James was born ca. l825 in TN, Elizabeth "Bettie was born ca. l824 in Alabama. Elizabeth m. 2nd Green Berry SHELTON and is listed on the 1870 Lauderdale Co. Census with her children (James, William, and John PHILLIPS) under the name of their step-father, G. B. SHELTON. James PHILLIPS' (son of James and Elizabeth) death certificate states his father's name was Wilson PHILLIPS. This is incorrect. Seeking any information linking the son, James PHILLIPS to his father James PHILLIPS. Has anyone seen this PHILLIPS family in an 1860 census? Can anyone help connect this father and son, or prove there was no link between the son James PHILLIPS and Wilson PHILLIPS? Vickie Rumble, 


Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 01:20:47 -0700
From: "Patricia Overmyer" 
I am looking for information on the following people: James (Jim) Dennis HOLDEN my great grandfather, his daughter Inez HOLDEN (my grandmother), married William Henry ADAMS on June 28, 1903 at Centre Star, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Patricia

Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 01:51:08 EDT
Seeking information on John T. FOWLER & HERRING families. I am trying to determine the connection of these families: In the Probate Minutes Book of Lauderdale County, AL, John GRACEY was named Administrator for the estate / will of John T. FOWLER. Mr. GRACEY filed petition to sell land & the following were listed as the heirs at law: William P. HERRING, George C. HERRING, Mary ISAACS, Frances M. HERRING, all residents of state of MS; Arnold M. HERRING, Nancy L. HERRING, Lucinda S. HERRING, Robert T. FOWLER, Mahala WHITE, all residents of the state of AL, Lauderdale County; Mary C. HERRING, resident of the state of AL, Franklin County; Daniel P. FOWLER, resident of the state of TX.  William P. HERRING is my gg grandfather. He was born ca. September 11, 1831, married Sarah Ann ROGERS in Itawamba County, MS on November 3, 1854. William P. HERRING died on June 30, 1905, in Union County (near Tupelo), MS. He & his wife, Sarah are buried at the Union Cemetery in Belden, MS.  Of the children listed above, Frances M. HERRING, Arnold M. HERRING, Lucinda S. HERRING & Mary C. HERRING are siblings of William P. HERRING. Any information on these families will be greatly appreciated. In advance, thank you for your assistance. Nadine G. Smith 

Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 07:32:10 EDT
I am researching DURHAM 
My Durhams may have crossed from Tenn into Lauderdale, Alabama. I am trying to find Samuel D. Durham born abt 1846 in Tenn he married unknown and had 2 children SD and William Durham and in 1880 left them with his parents. He is missing in 1870 but in 1860 was Giles County Tenn, his parents were in Lawrence in 1870. Any connection ??
Thank you, Terri email 

Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 10:38:21 -0500
From: "Judy Sulephen" 
Am researching John Wesley SULEPHEN/SULLIVAN and Rellie Lane CASTILE. Married in Waterloo, AL about 1903; are both buried in Corinth. Lived in Lauderdale County most of their lives. Judy Sulephen: 


Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 16:18:50 -0600
From: john brown
Looking any info on Huky and Robert BROWN lived in county 1820-1828 
headed for Fayette Co, Tenn after that BROWNS lived in vicinity of Florence Related to HAYES and PERRYMAN FAMILIES


Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 15:07:37 -0500
From: Myra Rodgers
Will exchange information on WILLIAMS, GLOSSUP, AND SHELTON families of Lauderdale county. Thank you, Myra Rodgers


Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 19:42:04 EDT
Looking for any information on my ggreat grandfather who was born in Lauderdale Ala. His last name was COBURN the father of Job. B. Coburn born in Tennessee in 1861. If anyone has any information on this family it would be appreciated. Job B Coburn married Mary Louise Gilmore. I would like to know his first name etc.

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 21:57:56 -0500
From: Glenn Rutz
My ancestor, John W. STORY, married to Elizabeth SMITH in Lauderdale county on 23 Aug 1840. John believed to be born in Giles co. TN abt 1820. Elizabeth was born in TN about 1820. They move to Milam county TX about 1855. Who are John and Elizabeth's parents? Are they indeed from Gilkes co, TN?? Glenn Rutz

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 22:23:02 -0500
From: Alice Garrett  
Searching for parents and siblings of John COX & Mary Polly HILL b. 1808 Moore Co, NC. Migrated to Killen, Lauderdale Co, AL. Believe children; Wiley, Mary Elizabeth, Martin Vanburen, Hiram, P.Anderson were also born in NC. Any information appreciated. Thanks. Alice 

Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 15:43:03 -0400
From: Margie Croney 
NEALS/NAILS who lived in Lauderdale Co. AL. in early 1800's to 1850. Mathew Neal/Nail and Catherine SWAGHERTY had a big family and lived here for awhile. Interested in any in family of NEAL/NAIL. Thanks Margie.

Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 20:14:57 -0500
From: "Jack Taylor" 
Looking for any information on James Marion TAYLOR, born 11-12-1852 ?, in
Florence, Alabama. Later moved to Arkansas. Married Minnie SPEARS, and later Lela WILKS and later Mandy LOWREY.


Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 15:21:41 -0700
From: Benny Melton 
Researching the WINBORN/ WINBOURNE surname of Lauderdale County, AL. My William Valentine WINBORN born there in 1827. He was the son of Richard WINBORN b.1806 and Rebecca FLOYD. Richard is thought to have been a son of William WINBORN b.1764 in NC and died Aug 11 1834 in Lauderdale County. Richard is buried near Ashland in Benton County, MS. William Valentine WINBORN is buried in Vaiden, MS. I understand there were some VAIDEN/VADEN from Lauderdale Co. Other associated names with the WINBORN line are CROSS, RICHARDSON, BELMONT, COYLE, HARRELL. Thank you, Benny Melton Yazoo City, MS.

Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 18:55:58 -0400
From: glenn terry collins 
Terry Collins: I am looking for a John E. Allen born April 09,1833 in Lauderdale county. died Oct. 20, 1911 in Suwannee county, Florida. He married Artimecia Catherine Ballentine March 04, 1858 in Anderson County,S.C. His oldest daughter Julia Elizebeth Allen married William Samuel Tucker on March 16, 1875 in Suwannee county, Fl. John and Artimecia had either 6 or 8 children. I can be contacted at email address:

Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 21:32:19 EDT
My great great grandfather William J. COBURN was born in Alabama in Lauderdale County ? in 1822. He married Elizabeth? and moved to Tenn. I found his family in the Fayette County Tenn. census of 1850 and 1860. His age was 27 and 37. His children were: Robert A, Isaac Newton, Martha A., Wm. H. Sarah F. and Jobe B. who was my great grandfather. My grandfather was Charles Neely COBURN. I am trying to find out who William J. COBURN's father was. Any help on this would certainly be appreciated. Thank you. Charlene Coburn Renollet

Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 20:58:05 -0500
From: "George Scaife" 
Seeking information on Richard TUTT and/or Sarah J. "Sallie" YANCEY (YANCY) who married in Lauderdale Co., Alabama in 1837. They are in Ouachita County, Arkansas in 1850. Cindy Tutt Scaife

Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 21:53:50 -0600
From: Jerry Sisler 
Looking for the parents and siblings of Catherine STEWART, born 9 Dec 1803, North Carolina, married 15 Mar 1821, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, Sherwood MCBRIDE. She died 1862, Lone Oak, Hunt County, Texas. Any help anyone can give will be appreciated.
Jonnie Adams Sisler, 124 Wildwood Lane, Stevensville MT 59870-6528
Jerry & Jonnie Sisler Stevensville MT

Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 22:03:12 -0400
From: Margie Croney 
GRISSOM, Sally/Sarah, b. abt 1790 TN. dau, of Oliver GRISSOM. She mar. a NAIL/NEAL. What was his name and did she go to Monroe Co. Ms. and lived near other Neals by 1850 census? Was her son Francis Marion Neal b. 1821 AL.? Appreciate any info. Thanks, Marg.

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 16:15:05 +0900
From: monikakuba 
Asking name for of Elizabeth Holt parents name. She was married Sherrod Parish. Sharrod Parish age 37 and Elizabeth Holt age 27 as recorded on the 1870, Lauderdale County Alabama census, lists birth location as Tenn., county
unknown. Poss. Lincoln County Tenn. during 1833. Need confirmation with parents name, any other info.


Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 16:23:13 -0500
From: "Jack Taylor" 
Looking for information on James Marion TAYLOR, born 11-12-1852, Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama. Later moved to Arkansas. Shows up on !900 Greene County, Arkansas census.

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 13:09:45 -0500
From: diane singleton 
I am researching my ggrandmothers heritage. It leads me here. L.H. LAMAR married Mary? They had the following children: Nancy Jane b. 1859; Alace b. 1853 and James b. 1851. Nancy Jane LAMAR married Phillip Anderson SHELTON and they had the following children: Mary E b. 1878; Dorkis E b. 1880; Willie b. 1882; Cora Bell b. 1886; Martha Ida b. 1888; Dora Ann b. 1891 and George b. 1893. They left Ala. shortly after George's birth and came to TN. Finally settled in Decatur Co. where P.A. opened a general store and ran it until his death in 1934. Then his granddaughter (my grandmother) ran it until a few years ago. Cora Bell was my g-grandmother who married John BAILEY from TN and they had one child Evie Lee BAILEY who married Clyde YARBRO, also from TN. I would appreciate info on the Lamars, Bailey's and the wife of L.H. Lamar.


Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 17:51:16 -0500
From: "The Greshams" 
I'm trying to get info on the Gresham family in Lauderdale Co. Al.From about 1790 on. Specifically info on Jarred Gresham 1800-1877, James P. Gresham 1831-1855, Irvin Rite Gresham, 1854-1886, Harris J.J. Gresham,Born 1840-1865 D. Unk., Any other Gresham info would be appreciated.My E-mail is Thank you.


Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 14:32:29 -0600
From: Jerry & Charlotte McKnight 
I am interested in information on Anderson OVEERBEY and William OVERBEY in 1850 censius. Wm left 1855 for Illinoiis.


Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 21:58:41 EST
Searching for the parents of Malinda Jane LONG. Her son was Willie Dee LONG born in Florance, AL est. 1871. Also searching for any information about a Bill or Dave JONES who would have been in the area around the time of Willie Dee's birth. Please respond to

Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 06:54:39 -0600
From: "Sue Nell Travis" 
Seeking information about John B. GRAHAM who married Martha SPEER in June 1835. His parents were Samuel GRAHAM and Mary LATTIE of Limestone Co., AL. John B. GRAHAM was listed in the 1850 census in Lauderdale Co., AL. Need birth and death dates and location of burial for John B. GRAHAM and Martha (SPEER) GRAHAM.

Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 09:07:20 -0500
From: CrawfordFamily 
My grgrandfather, William Robinson HARRINGTON was b. 3/29/1884 in Lauderdale Co. He had three brothers, Charlie, Tom and Henry. This is all the info I have, but believe his mother may have been a ROBINSON. Nancy Gay Crawford

Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 00:01:33 EST
My PENNYCUFF (PENTICUFF) family was in Lauderdale County until 1844. Jacob PENNYCUFF was in Lawrence Co, TN on Sugar Creek by 1818. His daughter Sarah or Sally married HAMMONDS. Possible son was Willis Willie. Philip PENNYCUFF died in Lawrence but rest of family probably died In Lauderdale County. Grateful for any help in tracing descendants.
John Pennycuff

Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 10:02:00 -0800
From: "Carolyn M. Getting" <>
James MARTIN died ca 1835 in McLean Co., IL. Documents from the Estate show a Reubin MARTIN heir at law, with wife Elizabeth, children: Rhoda MARTIN m Jesse B. WOOTTEN 11 Jan 1844 Lauderdale Co AL, Mary MARTIN m Peter R. GARNER 9 Dec 1845 Lauderdale Co AL, Jane MARTIN, Ann MARTIN, James P. MARTIN and Asberry MARTIN. A power of attorney was filed in McLean Co., IL in 1849, at which time, Reubin was already dead. 
James MARTIN, who is apparently the father of Reubin MARTIN bought land in
1831 in McLean Co., IL and from descriptions, etc it was at or around
Randolphs Grove, IL. Mary MARTIN (my Line) who married William B. MARSHALL on 6 Jan 1817 in Wilkes Co., NC (marriage Bond, James MARTIN Bondsman & W. W. MARTIN, wit.)was also an Heir at law, and filed a power of attorney, first in 1837, given to Jesse MARTIN and in 1841, to David WILSON. A Deed to Rachel KARR in 1851 includes some of the land bought by James MARTIN in 1851 and is signed by the relict of Reubin MARTIN and her children by Power of Attorney filed earlier.
A Francis MARTIN is on one document, but it looks like he may have died
right after the settlement of the Estate began, and a Franklin MARTIN and
wife Mary are on a document assigning their rights to a Hiram BUCK for
administration of their rights in the estate. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated. 
just an old Texas Gal.
/Gambel/Sinz & Gross

Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 00:00:01 EST
Looking for any information on Elijah COBURN b. ? in N.C. Anson. married Jane? and died before 1825 in Lauderdale Alabama. Children: Charles 1809, Whitson 1808? married Easter POLK b. 1810 in N.C. dau. Lucinda lived in Hardeman County Tn in 1850. Amy Coburn married John Rueben HOUGH, Isaiah COBURN, Cynthia COBURN married John IINGRAM. Also looking for information on William J. COBURN born in Alabama in 1822 (Parents?) and moved to Stewart County Tn - was in the military and married Elizabeth WYATT dau. of Captain WYATT. He was 27 in the Stewart County Tn census of 1850 and 38 in the 1860 census of Hardeman County Tn. He was my ggreat grandfather - father of my great grandfather, Jobe Bell COBURN. My grandfather was Charles Neely COBURN b. 1890-1945. Any information on this will be appreciated. Charlene Coburn Renollet

Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 15:40:37 -0600
From: john brown 
Huky and Robert BROWN lived in Lauderdale Co in 1820s related to
PERRYMANs and HAYES am i only person in the world related to these two
men? Have queried many times many places does anyone know of the
connectiion between Robert and Huky???

Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 20:43:46 EST
Hello, I''m researching into the BRYANT family. Most particular a John BRYANT circa 1825-35 who may have lived in Lauderdale Cty. He was supposedly the son of a LUCY BRYANT , a native Cherokee. Any info would be most welcome. Myron Bryant

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 22:57:22 +0000
From: Maxine Allen  
Looking for any information on the following:
Aaron LEE, b. ca 1833 SC m. Nancy Turner Phillips, b. 8 Apr 1832 NC
Their children: Kathy, Sally C. Martha Ann, Hester E. and *Nancy Turner LEE.

*Nancy Turner LEE, b. 12 Mar 1857 TN, m. John Foster LEE, (LEE married a LEE) b. ca 1852 in Florence, Lauderdale Co. AL.Their children: *Alice Ida (my grandmother) m. Mack Dave Smith in Florence AL; Edna; George; Cora; Moodie; Carrie; John Doyle; Houston
Both Aaron LEE and John Foster LEE owned farms in Lauderdale Co. AL.
Any help would be most appreciated. Will share information.
Thanks, Maxine

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 08:48:48 -0600
I looking for information on Jack Lafayette COOK (12-4-1861) Married to Arisula Parazeta CLEMENTS (7-19-1866), I have information that they may be from Lauderdale county. Would love to find parents, siblings etc.
thank you  Janet L Cook, Mary Esther Fla.

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 12:42:24 -0600
From:  "John Caskey" 
Desire information on Joseph KING who married Mary WIGGINS in Lauderdale Co. in 1825. She was Mary CAMPBELL, daughter of Charles CAMPBELL, and widow of (?) WIGGINS. Joseph KING died prior to 1830. Mary (CAMPBELL) WIGGINS KING moved to Hinds Co., MS, in 1840s. Joseph and Mary had one child, George C. KING born c1825 in Lauderdale Co. Mary had one child by previous husband, Jeanette WIGGINS who married Luther BROWN in 1838 in Lauderdale Co.    John Caskey 

Lauderdale Query
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:19:55 -0600
From: Herman Weiland 
Desire correspond with any descendant of the Dennis SPRINGER family. In 1820 census. wife is Peggy HAYES or MARTIN. Did Dennis have son Aaron born 1801 in Union Co South Carolina.??

Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 20:39:17 -0800
From: "Butt, Thomas" 
COX, Samuel, COX, Anderson, COX, Andrew Jackson. Looking for information on: Descendants of Samuel COX


Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 20:59:10 -0800
From: "Bill Tribbey" 
My G-grangfather was Thomas C.IRION b.1810 Rockingham Co.North Carolina d.7/1979 Gravelly Springs,Alabama.My Grandfather was George P. IRION youngest son of Thomas C IRION b.2/16/1857 Gravelly Springs, Alabama d.1/14/1936 Paris,Texas

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 17:55:11 -0600
From: john brown <>
Great Site!!!! George W MARTIN may have lived in Lauderdale Co in 1820s Wife Martha DILLARD MARTIN anyone know them??

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 21:02:53 EST
According to the information that I have, I am looking for a James Paul
WILLIAMS who was born in Alabama in Lauderdale County. He was married to Miss Charlotte HARRISON in the early 1820's and to this union there were 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. I do not know who the parents of James Paul were. As best as I can figure the children of James Paul and Charlotte were named Pollie, Marion, Henry, James, Elizabeth, Leanna, Tilitha, and Andrew Jackson. Some ended up in Texas. As a direct descendent of Andrew Jackson, I am trying to go back from him and prove the information that I have is correct.    Thanks.   Stan Williams

Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 05:41:05 -0800 (PST)
From: Harold Higgins 
Researching the ancestors of Newton HIGGINS and his wife Stacey (former name not known). Newton was born in TN, circa 1820. They lived in Lauderdale Co., AL, in the early 1850's near Waterloo. It is believed that Newton had a brother named William HIGGINS that lived in the same area. Newton relocated, with his family, to Greene Co., AR, in the late 1850's. Any info on this family while living in AL, or before, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for posting this query. Harold Wayne HIGGINS

Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 07:55:07 -0600
From:  "Lee B. Cate" 
I am seeking information about my great, great grandmother Elizabeth HENDRIX. She and her husband, William STAGGS, were born in AL. They had a daughter, Mary Californis "Callie" STAGGS who was born in Florence, AL in 1852. Callie married Isaac HITCHCOCK in Hardin County, TN in 1870. I would appreciate any information about this family. Thanks!

Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 20:45:16 EST
Searching for information on Henry Agustus HILL b. 1862 and Martha Jane THIGPEN b. 1869. They were both born in Lauderdale County and were married there in 1885?. Later moved to Texas and then to Okla. These were my gr
grandparents.  Email Jerry Webb with any information   Thanks  Jerry Webb

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 03:22:51 EST
I'm searching for a marriage record for Austin/Augustine WILLIS to Arilla DYCHE, 15 December 1837. This info comes from the "Willises of Virginia" by Maud Potter and the "Gideon Macon of Virginia" genealogy. Neither gives location nor sources. I have traced other members of the WILLIS family to Lauderdale County. Can anyone help me, please? e-mail: 

Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 10:28:48 -0600
From: Lauren Nash 
I am looking for information on John Sphinx McCURTNEY from Lauderdale County, Alabama. He was married to Mary A. MYRICK from Giles Co, TN. Thanks! Lauren Nash 1355 Westgreen Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 22:07:43 -0600
From: "David C. McMeans" 
I am looking for any proof that my GrGr Grandfather Charles Wesley McMEANS (McMINNS) migrated from Lauderdale county to northeast Mississippi in the Burnsville area around 1860-1870. He was born in 1838 and died in Tishomingo county in 1910. He married Rebecca BARNES in 1867 in Burnsville, Mississippi. He is thought to have fought in the Civil War at Shiloh. His first born was James Alfred McMEANS. I would be very appreciative of any info that anyone could provide toward this solution being submitted to me at my e-mail 

Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 22:33:02 +0000
From: Hampton Young 
Seeking information on ancestors, descendents of Rev. Felix JOHNSON, D.D., born 1803, Wilson County, TN. Married Lucinda McCORD. He had at least one brother, James A. JOHNSON, listed as married to Elizabeth in Household 75 in the 1850 Lauderdale County census. James & Elizabeth had 2 children, Frances K, 17, born in Ala. & Felix, 8 born in Ala.
Rev. Felix JOHNSON was president of LaGrange College, in Florence AL & was a blacksmith before he was a preacher. He purchased Lauderdale County, AL land from William P. JOHNSON and Mary JOHNSON in January 1844. This land became the Johnson Factory operated by Felix & James. Felix & Lucinda JOHNSON later sold the property to Wright & Rice.
Felix & Lucinda had several children, all born in Lauderdale County: Edward, Marcella, Mary, Robert Pollock, Rowena (my g-grandmother) , Felix & Emma. Any connections? Thanks,  Hampton Young

Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 15:43:51 -0800
From: GLADYS SHANNON ""@Ardmore.Net 
I am searching for LUTTRELL/LITTRELL WEAVER WADDELL and HOWARD  family lines in Lauderdale Co., AL. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information of these families.   gladys

Date:  Thu, 31 Dec 1998 21:16:50 EST
On an 1850 census in Lauderdale Co. there is in household #338 a John SHELTON, 26M, b. Ala. Listed with him is Sarah, 26F, Ala. Tabathia, 4F, Ala, Mary, 3F, Ala. and Madilla 1F, Ala. Also, in this household is a James HARWOOD, 60 M, b. S.C. 
In household #339 is a Phillip PENN CUP 20M, b. Tenn., with him is a Sarah HAMMONS 86F, b. S.C. There is an Elizabeth, 14F and a Nancy, 14F, they are twins. Also, in this household is a Zachariah HARWOOD 18M, Tenn. 
I am looking for my gg grandfather James HARWOOD. Would anyone have any information on these Shelton or Hammons families? Thank you, Glenda

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