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Queries (1999)

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


Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 19:02:43 -0600 (CST)
From:  (stephen broadfoot ) 
Looking for early relatives of Thomas BROADFOOT b1879 d 1960.parents, gparents. Trying to connect to wealth of data from Scotland -> USA 1675-1800's. Thanks

Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 00:03:26 EST
Were there any BEVELS families in Lauderdale Co Ala? Searching for the descendants of the Elisha Green BEVELS who m. Lucinda "Louisa" Elizabeth HOLT 6 Oct 1856 in Lincoln Co TN. He was born in 1837 in TN and she was born in 1841 in Williamson Co TN. He died in 1915 ub Kelso, Lincoln Co TN and she died after Feb. 1917 (exact date unknown). Their known children were: James B. BEVELS; Mary Sue "Mollie" BEVELS, born 1867, who m. James W. BEVELS in Lincoln Co TN and lived in Giles Co TN; Roy BEVELS lived in Thatch, Ala. in 1916; E.G. BEVELS Jr.; Jennie BEVELS; Benson BEVELS; Ida BEVELS m. Oscar E. STEWART in 1894; Bessie Lee BEVELS m. Arthur T. STEWART in 1907. Do you recognize any of these family members? Looking for any descendants who may live in Lauderdale Co AL. Any information appreciated.

Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 07:58:39 EST
researching Samuel MONROE in Lauderdale County--with son, R.H.MONROE (Robert or Rueben b.1839--m. Martha C. CANNON in 1859) and their families

Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 10:34:41 PST
From: "bill garner" 
I am seeking information about two Lewis GARNERs (#1,#2), William GARNER, John GARNER, Lucy (GARNER) STUTTS, Bill Jack STUTTS and the Kennedy Gun Factory near Green Hill. I have documentation the
Lewis #1 lived in Lauderdale Co. from around 1818-1842. Lewis#2 was born in N.C. in 1795 and moved his family to Lauderdale Co. in 1852, then on to Lee Co. MS. around 1857. Lewis#2 daughter was Lucy GARNER (b.1833 in N.C.) and married a STUTTS (John Jack Stutts? or Wesley Stutts?). Two of their sons were Bill Jack and Hugh STUTTS. 
Lucy GARNER's brother was William GARNER (b. abt1837 in N.C.) and lived in the Florence area from 1852-his death. He may be buried in the Rice Cemetery. His son was John GARNER. I would like to correspond with anyone who has information about the Kennedy Gun Factory of Green Hill. Thank You for your help. Bill Garner

Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 15:48:59 -500
From: "Greg Green" 
Green: I am seeking information about Robert Raleigh GREEN. He was born April  26, 1880 and died August 12, 1963. He is buried at Richardson Chapel in  Lauderdale County. He had two wives: Lillie Jane GREY and Lonnie. He had six  children that I know of: Edward, Herbert, Henry, James, Howard, and Annie. I have told that he had a brother named Alonzo GREEN. Any information would  be greatly appreciated. 
Greg Green    P.O.Box 992,   Calhoun, GA 30703

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 19:49:02 EST
Lillie Lee HIGGINS b-ca.1886/88 Waterloo, Lauderdale, Al. m-Robert Mara (Maury) JOHNSON
Charles HIGGINS b-ca.1861 m-Cynthia MANGUM
My HIGGINS line is in  Waterloo,Lauderdale,Al. Any info on HIGGINS in this area appreciated. Janette


Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 02:02:26 EST
Newton SCOTT was reported in a Maury Co. TN newspaper, died Jan 1865, murdered by guerillas in Lauderdale County, AL I am looking for a James Newton SCOTT born 1801-1810 Maury Co. TN who went by the name of Newton. Are there any SCOTT families in Lauderdale County, AL who have connections to Maury Co. TN? If so, I'd like to hear from you.     Paulette Haynes 

Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 14:16:26 -0700
I would like to hear from anyone who has done research on the family names of POOL(E) and PALMER from the Lauderdale County area from the mid to late 1800's. In particular, I am looking for more information on my great-great-grandparents, D.L.("Doc") Palmer and Martha Kay (Pool/Poole) Palmer. They were both born in Alabama in the 1850's and were married there in the late 1870's. They later moved with their children to Hopkins County, Texas near Sulphur Springs. I am just starting to do research and am fairly new at the procedures. I'd appreciate any information anyone could offer on the above names. Thanks! Julie

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 16:32:19 EST
Searching for the family of Jabez Cannon in Lauderdale County--also wrote book on Civil War experiences printed in 1900. 

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 06:54:51 -0700
From: Carol L Aldinger 
Would like to visit with any one who has this combination of names in Lauderdale Co or part of the list. 
My McCLUREs lived there from 1835, SMITHSONs about the same time, ESTEP/EASTEPs go back further.
My PORTER was said to have been born there, and married a HUGHES from elsewhere. All are in my family.


Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 20:26:34 -0800
From: "William E. Carr" 
Request info on family of Harris T. CARR and Mary (Pollie) YOUNG. Residents of Lauderdale County for many years. Harris T. CARR may have been owner of grist mill at Rawhide (Cloverdale). Harris T. Carr 3 Jul 1803 - 3 Sep 1885; Mary Carr 15 Aug 1809 - 1 Aug 1893
Will Carr 


Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 21:25:39 -0500
From: BlackRaven 
Does anyone have any info on an H. P. LUCAS listed in the 1900 census records. My grandfather was Herbert Powell LUCAS and was supost to have been born in AL and was said to be full Cherokee Indian. He married Callie Ezell Solomon. My mother was Grace Gertrude LUCAS. She married my father in 1940, John Ephrum BROWN. I was born in 1957. I've only got my  Gparents names, DOB/DOD/Place of burial, my aunts and uncles names and dates of birth and eath. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Mary Kathryn Brown Runnels,

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 17:34:34 -0600
From: "joannbrandon" 
Looking for the parents of Thomas Fredrick Franks b.1859-1927--Married to Lettie Elizabeth MARTIN b.1861-1929. Both are buried in Parkers cem. and were moved from Baugh cem. due to TVA flooding. Any info. would be appreciated. Thanks, 

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 16:58:10 -0800
From: "Layne A. Holley" 
Looking for information/photographs on the following family: Fred Edward HOLLEY and his wife, Dessie Mae GUTHRIE. Fred was born in 1899 in Itawamba County, MS. Fred died in 1934 and is buried in the cemetery at Grassy, AL. Fred had the following siblings: Ozzo, Grover Odell, Flora, Gladys, Edison, Lorena, and Eula Mae. Dessie Mae Guthrie Holley was a resident of Florence, AL. She died in 1989 and is buried at Grassy, AL. Dessie's siblings include: Gracie, O.T., Horace, Lonnie, and Myrtle Lee.  Fred is my dad's father. Dad's family experienced two separate house fires during their lifetime which destroyed all valuable family documents and photographs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You,  Layne A. Holley 

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 22:16:34 -0800
From: Stan Kelley 
Looking for information on my uncle, John Riddle, who live in Florence, AL. Last time I saw him was in 1957, in Florence, AL. Believe he died in the 1970's. He worked at the Wilson Dam. Appreciate any help. Stan  Kelley


Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:22:36 -0600
From: "joannbrandon" 
any one having information about the SMITHs buried at Waites cem. please e-mail. Joseph b.1830 in Lawrenceburg, tn. married to Lucie Ann MANGRUM. I believe his father might be John S. SMITH b.1895 and I believe he was marr. to Rebecca REED. Children-Calvin,Jos., James M., Robert, Thos., Hamilton, Amanda, and Parthenia(may have been a relative).  If anyone knows these Smiths'-please send e-mail, I would appreciate any info. Thanks, 


Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 11:47:05 EST
I am looking for info on Chas. (Charles?) McCLUSKY- Postmaster of Cherry Grove, Lauderdale County, AL. Someone gave me a note that this info was obtained in Vol. 16, Alabama Records July 20, 1842. He is supposedly somehow related to my great great grandmother, Ann McCLUSKY FREEMAN. She was born in Alabama 12/13/1818 ( county unknown). She married James L. FREEMAN in Alabama ( they lived in Walker County in 1850 ) circa 1845, their 1st child, Leander D. FREEMAN was born in 1847. If possible, I would like to find out if Chas. McCLUSKY is listed anywhere with names of any children. Thanks in advance.  Dawn Freeman Smith  Email -  

Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 22:02:18 -0500
I am looking for information on Levi SEATON, died 1904, Waterloo, AL. Married to Loisia SHARP, died 1916, Waterloo, AL. He is my husband's GGG Grandfather.   I am needing his date and place of birth, parents, sibling and children's names.   Loisia's as well if that is available   Donna Whitaker 

Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 23:18:38 -0600
From: "Frances Keeton" 
Looking For A Enoch Rufus HENDRIX b 15 Feb 1864 d 13 May 1930 Married Lorinah K. POLK. I am looking for verification that he is the son of William B and Missouri Ann KIRKLAND HENDRIX. Possible in Lauderdale Co 1870 Census or nearby County. 

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 17:54:52 -0600
From: The Nickell Family    
Searching for information about the HICKS and SARTAIN Families. James C. HICKS and Susannah SARTAIN were married October 10, 1850 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. They had one daughter, Julia Octavious Emiline HICKS b. November 21, 1855 in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Julia's parents died when she was very young and she was raised by her aunt, Mary J. Sartain HIGGS who was b. in Morgan County, Alabama. Mary was the wife of Thomas HIGGS and they raised Julia in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Would like to hear from anyone researching these families.   Page Nichols Nickell 

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 20:14:42 -0800
From: "James H. Paget" 
Looking for info on Samuel HENDERSON & Sarah J. BUSH, lived in the area around 1825. Son John C. HENDERSON  b. 1825 Lauderdale  Co. AL.  Thank You.     James Henderson Paget

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 18:57:00 -0700
From: "Vera Reeves" 
I'm still looking for information on Camel ROSS and his wife Mary / Polly CRYMES that were in Lauderdale County in 1860. In AR in 1870 but she and her children are listed in Lauderdale County again in 1880 with out him. Any  information welcome. Vera Reeves 

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:46:13 -0600
From: "Cox Family" 
Does anyone know anything about a John Turner Cemetery in the Waterloo area? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks   Angela Morgan Co x

Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 15:39:21 -0800
From: Eugean Heiney 
Seeking info on Cordelia Lucinda LEE who was born in Florence, Lauderdale, AL abt. 1872. Unknown parents names, only that they were from TN. Married abt 1898 to William Benson BUCKALEW. Any info would be appreciated. Thank You  Gean Heiney

Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 18:09:30 EST
Seeking info Nancy JOHNSON  m-?WHITTEN. Lived in Lauderdale co.Al. ca.1900. Her brother, John C.(Causman) "Pat"Johnson was in Hardin co.TN. Any info appreciated.   Please e-mail 

Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 23:19:51 -0600
From: "eaglet" 
Could I please ask if someone could obtain a newspaper obit from your local library for me? I seek the obit of RICHARD H. BAILEY who died Dec. 16, 1939 and is buried at Mitchell Cemetery. Getting the data by email would be great; however, I am more than willing to reimburse for copying/mailing by snail mail. I seek contact with any descendants of this family as well.
Thanks.   Jackie Presley 

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 09:08:55 EST
STRICKLAND, Mary Elizabeth b.1843 dau of Thomas awnd Mary Ann Strain. Possibly died in Lauderdale, Co. Lived there later years of her life. Please e-mail if you have any information. Sam 

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 20:13:50 EST
Looking for anyone with a Parry Barnett, born: about 1814 in SC....her parents are Ezekiel and Olive BARNETT.......Parry married William McCLURE in SC in 1831.....children James I. McCLURE and Elizabeth McCLURE..... 
Elmina BARNETT, born 15 July 1815....married Daniel WHITE III in Lauderdale Co. their daughter Mahala Surilda WHITE married Samuel H., CALL........ 
Both are in my family, any connections???
Barb Allison 

Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:19:38 +0100
From: Patrick Holden 
Am looking for info abt the children of Joseph HOLDEN b abt 1790 in VA, d abt 1850 in Lauderdale county. I know that he had 12 children, some born in TN and others in AL. Specifically, I am looking for an indication that he may have had a son or a nephew named Eli H HOLDEN b abt 1831 in TN. I have been told that Joseph may be related to my family line (Eli HOLDEN). Also looking for info about Joseph daughters Susan Caroline who married Levi WEST and Martha J HOLDEN who married Simpson WEST.  Finally, looking for info on Solomon WEST, who was born abt 1825 in Lauderdale county , married Mary PACE and was a brother-in-law to Eli HOLDEN thru marriage. I have info to share re: Holdens, Paces.   Thanks   Pat


Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 20:51:16 EST
Looking for information about James KIDDY and wife, Elizabeth, who lived in Lauderdale Co., AL from 1830 - 1840. Elizabeth is believed to have been a STANDRIDGE. Does anyone have any information about this family?


Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 23:02:48 EST
I am looking for information on John COOPER married to Carmelite B. NOLAN.  they lived in Lauderdale County in 1800s. I have them listed on 1870 census. Anyone out there working on this family or have information?


Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 13:59:24 EST
I am searching for info on a Henry Hill d 1850 in Lauderdale Co. m to a Judith Nabors. Would appreciate any help. Dorlyne Lyons 

Date: Sun, 07 Mar 1999 20:36:48 -0600
From:  The Nickell Family 
I am searching for the parents of sisters.... Susannah/Susan SARTAIN b.
probably before 1834 in AL? She m. James C. HICKS in 1850 in Lauderdale County, Ala. They had one child who was orphaned young, Julia Octavious Beatrice Emiline HICKS b. in Lauderdale Co. Ala in 1855. The other sister, Mary SARTAIN b. in 1834 in Decatur, Morgan Co. Ala according to family Bible. Mary m. Thomas HIGGS in 1857 in Limestone Co. Ala.    Any help with the Sartain/Sartin family in Alabama would be appreciated.    Page Nichols Nickell

Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 09:41:16 -0800
From: Ethel Stockton 
Hiram WOOD was in 1860 Lauderdale co AL census, family #630
Living with him was Mary age 38, Margaret F, 34, Eda L, 23, William G DAVIDSON, 16, Abigail A WOOD, 13, Hiram N WOOD, 9, and George BRETHERIC 25.
Can anyone tell me the connection of these people? 
Was Mary his wife or dau? Was Abigail and Hiram N grandchildren? Who were Hiram Senior's parents or siblings. I will gladly share what I have and appreciate anything you care to send.   Ethel 

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 14:58:41 -0600
From: "David C. McMeans" 
I am interested in any information regarding the Alfred McMEANS family in Lauderdale county during the period 1850 -1870. He is believed to have had 3 brothers (William C., Samuel B., Daniel Harrison). He moved to Tishomingo county, MS after 1870.    Please respond to 

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 23:18:50 -0600
From:  "twade.shelton" 
I am looking for the family of S.Lecil SHELTON, born 16 Sept. 1864 in Lauderdale Co. AL. Also any information on Robert Rollie GREEN, born 8 Aug 1880 and William Washing PETTUS, married in Lauderdale Co. on 8 July 1855.  My email address is 

Date:  Wed, 10 Mar 1999 09:24:15 EST
I am searching for info on William Andrew RICHEY born 7-13-1874, died
3-13-1957. He married Etna Rebecaa WALDRUP(born 8-16-1878, died 8-12-1912)  She passed away , he remarried Roberta HUGHES( born 12-17-1881, died 3-22-1962)  the ancestors of WILLIAM and ETNA are hard to find . I would appreciate any help. Laura Brown (Lauderdale county, AL)

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 22:46:04 -0700
From: "Dorothy M. H. Wren" 
I would like to contact anyone interested in the above Families. They all lived in the the N/West counties of Alabama and the N/East counties of Mississippi. The HUGHES were supposed to be from Lauderdale Co. My Robert H. HUGHES mdHarriet ? and had three children that I know of. Rebecca Ann HUGHES b.13 Dec 1851 AL md Simon Agrippa WREN 17 May 1875 in Franklin Co.Al then moved on to Alcorn or Printess Co.MS. Simon A.WREN parents were Robert H.WREN b.1828 in MarionCo.AL and Margia Mariah BAILEY b.1830 MS. Robert H.WREN Parents were George W.WREN b.1803 VA md Mary A. HAYGOOD b. abt 1813 AL    I would appreciate any information on these families and would be glad to share what information that I have.
Dorothy M.H.Wren 

Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:42:27 -0600
From: "davisjc" 
Henry JOICE/JOYCE, his wife Nancy, his sisters Caroline and Allie JOICE were some of the first settlers in Lauderdale in the 1830's. One of his daughters married Williamson CLEMMONS also of Lauderdale. The sisters and Henry's daughters stayed in the Lauderdale area and married. The sons ended up in TN. Would be happy to discuss this family with anyone. Joyce Davis at 

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 19:52:51 -0600
From: "Clois Richardson" 
EMILY BURNS b. 1817 in Lawrence Co. Tn. d. 1892 in Alcorn Co. Ms. buried Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Hardeman Co. Tn. m. Daniel PRINCE in 1834. She is possible daughter of Israel BURNS b. 1793 in SC. Both Israel BURNS and Israel BURNS JR. were residents of Lauderdale Co. Ala. in the early 1800s. Need information on any of these BURNS.   Clois Richardson 

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 16:34:50 -0600
From: Nancy Kennedy; 
Seeking any info. on Sally HUGGINS that married Alfred STONE in 1825 Lauderdale Co.   Thanks,   Nancy


Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 16:36:50 -0600
From: Nancy Kennedy: 
Seeking for info. on Matthew ENGLISH, died in Lauderdale Co.abt 1830-35.  Thanks,   Nancy

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 16:32:54 -0600
From: Nancy Kennedy: 
Seeking for any info. on Jenny HUGGINS that married John GARRETT in Lauderdale Co. in 1823   Thanks, Nancy


Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 20:37:29 -0700
From: "Vera Reeves" 
Still looking for information on Mary / Polly (CRYMES) ROSS in Lauderdale County in 1880. Her husband was Camel ROSS.
Living with her besides her children in 1880 was a sister Nancy / Nanny CRYMES. Thank you.     Vera Reeves 

Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 22:58:24 -0600
From: "Cox Family" 
Looking for information on William Jackson WEBB born 30 June 1827 in Lauderdale Co., Al. He married Lucinda Catherine BECKHAM 11 Aug. 1847, Lauderdale Co. Al. William's father was James WEBB and mother was Edith MOORE.  Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks,  Angela Cox 

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 11:20:25 -0600
From: marthabr 
Huky BROWN,  Robert BROWN, and  Thomas HAYES all lived in County from around 1820 until around 1827 anyone know ANYTHING about ANY of these settlers???

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 20:09:50 -0500
From: "Homer Lawless"
I seek information about dead children of Zedekiah Lawless.
In 1890, Mrs. Eliza J. Robinson, wife of S. F. Robinson, of Green Hill, Lauderdale county stated that she lived within sight of Zedekiah Lawless and that all but two of Zed's children died of the flu and typhoid fever. I think the year was about 1860 and he lost 5 children. I would appreciate any information on the names and/or burial places of the children.

Date: Sat, 03 Apr 1999 00:34:33 -0500
From: "G. Hunter Ferrell" 
I am trying to locate James Deans. I think he moved to Lauderdale Co, AL, from NC before 1821. Any information would be greatly appreciated.    Hunter Ferrell 

Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 13:16:42 -0600
From: Betty or JJ Johnson 
Can anyone tell me if there was once a town named Jackson Port in Lauderdale Co., AL? I have found a note that William McCLESKEY died in 1872 in Jackson Port, AL, but cannot locate the town on a current Alabama map. Since William is also said to have worked on the locks in Muscle Shoals, AL in 1835, I would guess the town to have been on the Tennessee River.  Any leads will be appreciated.   Betty Johnson

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 11:26:06 -0500
I am looking for any info. on Lewis Capit MOORE ( his nickname was John West) , he died Feb. 2, 1837 in Lauderdale County . He was married to Alantic Pacific McVAY.        Debra Moore Davis

Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 06:52:19 -0400
I am in posession of a letter dated November 2, 1919 from H. Simmonson to my grandfather. The letter describes the beginning of Florence Brick Co., Simmonson was a partner. It goes on to describe the machinery purchased and start up cost. I am looking to forward this letter on.

Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 22:15:37 -0700
From: "rodina werho" 
I am looking for a college that I am hoping may still be around or someone may have information on. The school is the Synodical College. Not sure if it was a bible school or finishing school for girls. I am looking for Utopia WOODS who may have been at the school in 1865 or so, the school was to have been in Florence.....If anyone can help let me know...
Dina(Woods)Werho,   Stockton Ca

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 01:21:40 -0500
From: "Kelly Wimberly" 
I am looking for information on the following families from Lauderdale County TN. I have a Levi HOWELL b. abt 1789 in Wilson Cnty TN d. 2/17/1844 Lauderdale Cnty married 1/07/1812 in Lauderdale Cnty, Mary "Polly" JENNINGS b. 4/12/1798 Wilson Cnty TN d. abt 1862 Lauderdale Cnty AL. They had the following children: John L, Ransom, Allen, Harrison D, Cyrenna, Louisa, Mary Jane, Amanda and Willis. Jonathon L HOWELLl b. 3/03/1833 Lauderdale Cnty d. 5/04/1910 Van Zandt Cnty TX MD. 7/28/1853 Lawrence Cnty TN, Elizabeth Proctor SPENCER b. 1/07/1833 Lawrence Cnty TN d. 3/13/1875 Van Zandt Cnty TX. John and Elizabeth left Lauderdale Cnty in 1856 in covered wagon and ended up in Van Zandt Cnty TX. I would like to find out what other siblings left with him bound for TX. I know that Willis left with them and ended up in Hunt Cnty TX not far from his brother John. Would also like to try to find out what other families from Lauderdale Cnty made the trip with them. Will share all information that I have on the Howells and allied families. 
Thank you.    
Kelly Wimberly
44501 River Rd
Shawnee, OK 74801 


Date:  Sat, 17 Apr 1999 13:30:05 -0500
From: "Lissa Johnston" 
Seeking info on the family and parents of James Washington REEVES. James Washington REEVES b. 1817 GA m. Ann Josephine MANN b. 1821 GA, relocated to Lauderdale Co. AL where six of their 13 children were born:  Peter D. (1838); Margaret E. (1840), Missouri A. C. (1843), Julia A. (1845), Louisa F. (1846), Martha M. (1847). They moved to Texas and had the rest of their children in Rusk/Cherokee Co.  Lissa Johnston 

Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 00:28:44 -0700
From: "jmetzger" 
I descend from these Lauderdale families.......Thomas Taylor ALLINGTON, b. Ky......Luke HARRISON b. SC.......Jonathan BAILEY (Bailey Hot Springs)......John COX b. Moore Co.,NC....and others would so like to correspond with others with this ancestry and who might have photos and family stories....
Joyce Metzger,    P.O.Box 560,    Grand Coulee,Wa. 99133

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 22:32:21 -0400
From: Carpenter 
Need documentation for death of Nathaniel THACHER in Florence, Lauderdale County Aug 1824. He was born 1767 in Middleboro, MA and married to Lydia PLACE.    M Carpenter 

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 12:00:27 -0500
Looking for information on the RICKARD family in Lauderdale Co. also RICHEY b. abt 1900
Cynthia Otwell
My web Page:   [ Genealogy Page ]
ICQ# 26738379
My AOL IM: chemprof2

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 23:14:34 -0700
From: Jan Blankenship 
Looking for Great Great grandfather John Polk CANTERBURY born in Florence Al was a veteran of Confederate Army Married Martha A. COTTER of Ringgold Ga. Moved family to Baxter Co. Ar after Civil War Only know of one child Retta. Would appreciate any info you have on his family and date of his birth.  Thanks Bob Blankenship


Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:46:00 -0700
From: "George E Otott" 
I am looking for information on the ancestry of the BARRIER brothers of Waterloo, Alabama (1920s-1939s): Arch Olin BARRIER (b. 1870) and Henry BARRIER. Pearl Barrier (b. 1890), d/o Arch Olin BARRIER and Mary Alice STEELY BARRIER, married William Otis HARRISON of of Big Ivy, Hardin County, Tennessee.

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 15:53:25 -0400
From: "Gordon L. Parks" 
My great great grandfather James W. PARKS was born in 1815 in Ga and was raised in Ga. He married in Ga in 1833. His first child was born in Florence, AL in 1834. He returned to Ga and remained the balance of his life. There was no family in AL at that time that I know of. Was there something happening in Lauderdale County that he might have gone there for, such as, land lottery, etc.?  Thanks, Gordon Parks

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 13:16:51 -0500
From: Judy Howington 
I am searching for information on the HIPP surname. I understand that John B. HIPP married Margaret LOVELACE in Lauderdale Co., AL in 1856 and that William HIPP married Sarah NAIL in Lauderdale Co., AL in 1861. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Judy Howington

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 11:02:42 -0500
From: "Patiemac" 
Calvin Thomas WRIGHT b 1880 Lauderdale m Lou Telia DAVIS b 1884. Believe he is son of John WRIGHT, Jr. born 1825 NC who married Nancy RITTER. Pat McDonald, 

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 11:02:42 -0500
From: "Patiemac" 
Thomas James DAVIS b 1823 m Jane Ann PORTER. Their son, Wiley Hugh "Bud" DAVIS married Susan Melissa POWELL, 1877, Lauderdale Co AL.    Pat McDonald 

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 22:32:55 -0700
From: "George Hernandez" 
Tombstone in Whitfield/Burnett cemetery, Aberdeen, Monroe Co., MS, reads "JACKSON, John Q., born 5 Apr. 1826, Lauderdale Co., ALa., Died 14 Aug. 1894. A "Mother Monroe" article says he was commonly called "Quince".  I am descended from John Q. JACKSON & wife Elizabeth thru their son Benjamen Franklin JACKSON, who married Minnie GREEN in Monroe Co., MS. Does anyone have info re: this family?

Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 18:32:18 EDT
I'm looking for information or parents of John MATHENY, who lived at 1120 Park St, Florence, Al. His wife's name was Margaret Alice. Maiden name unknown. They had the following children; Harvey, Elvin, Fred, Roxie, Alice, Grace and Minnie. Harvey was b. Jan. 14, 1897 in Florence and d. Dec 24, 1920 on the Wilson Dam Project. Ages of other children are unknown. Harvey was married to Lessie Ida PATTERSON. They had one daughter, Harvey Mae, she married Harry HUDSON.


Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 19:47:26 EDT
Looking for William Berry MAY born in Tennessee. Died in Lauderdale co, Al. I thank he was not on the census 1870. But was there in 1860, with his Wife, Sarah Elizabeth BRIDGES. 2 sons, James and William Berry a daughter Nancy. Would like for someone to help me find out if he died in Al.  Thanks Evelyn 

Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 17:09:08 -0500
From: "Lissa Johnston" 
REEVES, James Washington and Ann Josephine MANN. Their first six children were born in Lauderdale Co. AL: Peter (1838); Margaret (1840); Missouri (1843); Julia (1845); Louisa (1846); and Martha (1847). They moved to Texas some time between the births of Martha and the next child, Mary, in 1851. I have some info on the Texas period and am seeking more on the Alabama period and prior. Both James and his wife were born in GA.

Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 10:27:00 -0500
From: "John E. Perry" 
PERRY, Simeon Riton. My great grandfather, Simeon Riton PERRY, is said to have been born in Lauderdale Co., AL in 1826. His parents were Simeon PERRY and the former Sarah HALL. I cannot find any documentary proof that any of the above ever lived in Lauderdale Co. and any information would be greatly appreciated.  John Elliott Perry -  For related genealogical information see: 

Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 13:33:56 -0600
From: "Charles Davis" 
I am searching for Margaret DEMENT, b. c. 1811, who married Oliver W BISHOP in Lauderdale Co., AL on 30 Oct 1832. Oliver was probably from adjoining area of Tennessee. This couple, with their first 2 children, appeared in Texas in May, 1838. Their 3rd. child, Charles was my great grandfather. List of their children: Amelia S. , b. c. 1834; David, b.c. 1835; Charles, b. 1838; Robert G., b.c. 1842; Frances, b.c. 1846; Oliver W. Jr., b Dec 1847. At this point, I know nothing else about Margaret DEMENT. I would appreciate hearing from anyone regarding these people.
Charles Davis 

Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 22:25:43 EDT
I'm doing reach on a John COLE from Lexington, AL. I don't know where he was born or what year. I do know that his first wife died and left him with 5 kids Rose, Armon, Sudie, E.C (b.1906 d.1995) and Jim COLE. He then remarried a lady named Dolly and their together had and son named Reber Cole (b.1915 d.1989). John and Dolly both died in Lexington, AL. Sorry, that's about it I don't know very much. If anybody has any info. please send it my way. Thank You, Shannon Cole


Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 19:26:37 -0700
From: Ellie Handley  
I am in search form the family of W.G. FISHER. He is listed in the Lauderdale 1850 census as George W. FISHER. In the 1860 census he is listed as Green W. FISHER. Tenn Farmer. 1860 Census. His wife Susan. Children: Benjamin, 21 yrs, Mary L. 19yrs. Richard W. 18 yrs. Elizabeth, 15 yrs. Lydia___an M. 13 Tenn. Sarah C., 8 yrs, Susan, 6 yrs and Benjamin R. DAVIS 1 year old. Mr FISHER probably lived over on the Tenn side for sometime. Please contact me if you have any info on this family. I will share data. Thanks 

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:09:13 -0700
From: Ellie Handley  
I am in search for these families of Lauderdale Co., AL. from abt 1845 to date. HANDLEY, HANDLY, HANLY, GOOCH, RILEY, LAWSON, WILLIAMS, EARNEST, SMALLWOOD, NUTT, HAM, HAMM, GIST, GOODMAN, HOUSER. Any one having infomation on these families please contact me. Thanks

Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 06:40:11 EDT
Looking for information on Asberry WHITTEN, married Philadelphia (Delphia) McNATT 19 Dec 1872 in Tippah County MS. Lived in Lauderdale Co. Al. sometime after marriage, then moved to McNairy Co. Tn. CWHIT61841@AOL.COM


Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 21:36:10 -0500
From: "Dianna Stokes"   
I am desperately searching for the family of Ely OWENS b ca 1925. He was from Florence, Ala. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dianna

Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 13:27:57 EDT
Looking for information on the BARNETT family. Parry Barnett married William McCLURE. Parry's parents were Ezekiel BARNETT and his wife Olive. Both are buried in Lauderdale Co. Who are Ezekiel's parents???? Barb


Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 01:04:45 -0500
From: "Cynthia E. Chandler"   
James Harder, born 2/21/1777 Orange Co NC, married Elizabeth PITT, born 1/6/1781 Edgecomb Co. NC, at Sumner Co. Gallatin, TN 5/13/1804. According to the Lauderdale Inventory List, James Harder "produced his credentials....ordained minister of the gospel....authorized to solemnize the right of matrimony.....26 Apr 1820." James was a primitive baptist minister.  Any information would be appreciated. Cynthia Chandler

Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 01:09:00 -0500
From: "Cynthia E. Chandler"   
Josiah Lindsey, born 4/5/1805 NC, married Henrietta "Eritty" Harder, born 3/8/1807 Williamson Co. TN, at Lauderdale Co. Florence AL on 10/27/1823. Their first two children were born in Lauderdale Co. before moving to TN>MS>TX. Any information would be appreciated. Cynthia Chandler 

Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 16:17:16 EDT
I am searching for my GGFather, Andrew Jackson LAWSON m Mary Elizabeth "Betty" FOUST. Children: Margaret Ann m Robert Wylie WATKINS my GParents; Charlie; Lando (Orlando); Pink (Pinkney); Alexander; Robert; Jane; Molly; Henrietta; Loucinda. May have emigrated from East TN, KY or VA along Tennessee River in 1845 - 50 period. The family lived in the Blackburn area.

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 16:11:39 +0000
From: Ken & Katherine Hardin   
I am seeking info on John GLENN and Pauline BLAIR . They had three childern , Lawrence b. 1921 , Isabelle b.1923 and Joseph b. 1925 and given up for adoption in Toledo , Ohio shortly after birth . The two older children were left in the custody of Charlie GLENN , John Glenn's brother after both he and Pauline abandoned the children. Any help appreciated ! Denise

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:27:26 -0500
From: "Fern Davidson"  
Am searching for info on the family of Thomas ARNETT. He was born in MD ca.1822 and died ca. 1870 in Wayne co. TN or Lauderdale co. AL. May be buried in Jackson cemetery. Am especially interested in family of his son James Henry that died 7-15-1935 in that area. Thank you. Fern Poe Davidson

Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 22:52:59 -0500
From: "Clem"  
I am looking for the ancestors/descendants of Sally Roxanna RICHARDSON who married William SCOTT. They would have married about 1905. He was living in Stephens Co., IT (OK) at the time of their marriage in Lauderdale Co. Sally had a twin Nancy Joanna RICHARDSON. Somewhere either in the RICHARDSON family or the SCOTT family there is the belief that there is Cherokee ancestry. His parental home is thought to have been Lauderdale Co. also. Sally Roxanna was his second wife. Any information will be greatly appreciated. gail  

Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 22:54:36 -0500
From: "Clem"  
Am looking for the ancestors/descendants of Aaron and John Clemmons who are listed in the 1866 Alabama state census. Have no other information on them, but believe they are related to my VA Clemmons. Thanks for any info. It is much appreciated. gail  

Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 12:17:11 -0500
From: "B J"  
Anyone researching this CARTER line ? 
1860 Lauderdale County Alabama Census 
William, 67 farmer b Va
Narcissa, 48 b NC
Amos J, 21 b Tn
Caroline, 17 b Al
Matilda, 18 b Tn
Francis, 10 b Al
John A, 8 b Al
Cynthia, 4 b Al

Have reason to believe Cynthia was my great grandmother. Will share info if we can
connect. B J Clark Red Banks, MS



Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 12:42:39 EDT
I am looking for information about Robert WILSON who was living in Lauderdale County, AL in 1830 and 1840. I think he may have been the father of Rosanah WILSON (born May 31, 1797 in SC) who married Carroll WHITE on Feb 12, 1824 in Lauderdale County. ANY information would be greatly appreciated! thanks, John Glawe

Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 21:24:13 -0500
From: "Troy Rushing"  
MCMAHAN, Hugh Blair b. 1804 SC m. Elizabeth HOOD in 1828 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Parents are thought to be David and Sarah McMAHAN both b. SC or immigrants. David died in Lauderdale Co., AL. ca1828; estate papers filed there. Other siblings: John C., Richard, James Allen, Robert. Would love to hear from other descendants of David and Sarah McMAHAN. Sarah was with Hugh Blair in Hardeman Co., TN in 1830 census. Hugh Blair McMAHAN/McMAHEN died 1870 AR; m2 Martha Ann COCHRAN.  Barbara McMahen Rushing,   

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:13:28 -0700
From: "Dave Colcleaser"   
Am looking for any information available on William B. COLCLAZER. He purchased 80 acres of land in Lauderdale County in 1893. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Dave

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 09:10:02 -0500
chickasaw NA. Seek info regarding anyone with PRIDE or WANNER surnames

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 11:23:18 -0500
From: "James Steve Sanders"   
I am researching KING's in Lauderdale Co., AL. My family was first found in the 1850 Lauderdale Co., AL. census. Catherine KING-age 44 was the head of the household with children: William-age 22, Arnold (J.J.A.)-age 20, Stephen-age 18, Emeline-age 15, Jospeh-age 14, George-age 11, and Luke-age 7. In the house next door lived Alexander KING-age 24 and his wife Lydia (McDONALD). Alexander could be a son of Catherine's. It is not known who the husband of Catherine was. However, there is a James M. KING household in the 1840 Lauderdale Co., AL census that closely resembles Catherine's in 1850. William A. KING married Nancy Jane YANCEY in 1856 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Arnold (J.J.A.) married Elizabeth Francis STUTTS in Wayne Co., TN., lived in Lawrence Co., TN. in 1860 and 1870, but was buried in Emeline Stutts Cemetery in Lauderdale Co., AL. in 1886. Emeline married Henry McDONALD, possbile son of Archibald McDONALD, in 1853 in Lauderdale Co., AL and had 3 known children: Catherine, Arche, and one more not named in the 1860 census. Luke married Sarah CURRY in Lawrence Co., TN. and later moved to Perry and Hickman Co. Nothing is known about Stephen, Joseph, and George. Can anyone help me ?  

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 10:52:39 EDT
I'm looking for information on family of Levi WILLIAMS and his wife Elender HOWARD moved to Lauderdale County from Lawrence County, Tennesse. Levi was born in Union County, South Carolina in 1822. Elender was born in either North or South Carolina in 1825 and died in 1858 in either Tenn. or Ala. Their children were James A, Thomas M, William L, Mary Melissa, Samuel T, and Hannah. After Elender died Levi remarried a lady named Cathy ?. When the Civil War startedLevi moved north to Illinois with most of his family but no mention of James or Thomas, what happened to them? I do know at least James survived and got married & had children but no details. Laurie

Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 11:25:15 -0700
I am looking for the children of George WHITE, Rev. Soldier, who died in Lauderdale County AL 1834/6. He was from VA to Caswell County NC to Pulaski County KY to Lauderdale County AL. Censuses indicate a number of children. One may have been John. Thanks to anyone who can help. Hazel

Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 16:22:38 -0700
From: "Dave Colcleaser"   
Am looking for any information on William B. Colclazer. He purchased 79 acres of land in Lauderdale County in 1893. I believe his wife's name was Jeanette Parker. I have very little information on him and his family so any help would be appreciated.   Dave

Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 11:48:34 EDT
i am looking for the parents of mary susan ROBINSON, b 1 jan 1859 in lauderdale co. she marrried david BUCHANAN from scott co mo. . they married in the late 1870s . i dont know know if they married in lauderdale co or scott. mo. this is my gggrandmother. any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you. debra kirtley

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:24:25 -0500
From: "Robert Haddock"   
I am trying to locate any information available on William A. HADDOCK in Lauderdale Co. AL during the 1890's. I have documentation showing that he died in August, 1896 somewhere near the Key Plantation. He apparently lived in or near Reserve, AL (Also known as the Woodlands). His family was living with relatives in Oklahoma at the time of his death and they are all buried in OK.; however, I am unable to determine where William A. is buried. Any assistance in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 09:44:53 EDT
Looking for the parents of Rosie Bell MURPHY Rosie was born in Waterloo Ala on 1-10-1906 She m Comer C. DOWDY I think her dad's name was Wylie and her mother was Alice (PUROG) MURPHY.

Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 16:48:40 -0400
From: Julius Hudson   
I am looking for any information on Frances Elizabeth HUDSON who lived in Lauderdale county in 1879. Julius Hudson at

Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 10:05:12 -0400
From: Gay Parrish 
John LEE married Ann WRAY before Jun 14, 1823. Children were: Nancy M. who married ?? CLANTON; Lydia who married ?? McKELVY, Lavinia "Lovy" who married a "John;" Lovy was born 1829 and died Jul 9, 1884; Hannah (my gggrandmother) who married Silvester LINDSEY in 1853; July (Julie) who married ?? CARR; and John T. LEE.
The above a Will abstract from Lauderdale Co dtd Jul 9, 1858. Information on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.  TIA,  Gay Parrish

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 12:24:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: (Brenda_J_ B.J.)  
I am searching for parents of William A. Gibbs and Harriet Chaney. They were living in Waterloo in 1892. Any help is appreciated. 

Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 15:13:51 -0500
From: "Edgar D. Byler, III" 
William WESTMORELAND was born in North Carolina "above New Bern" in either 1774/75 and was the youngest son and child of John and Ann "Nancy" Lenoir Westmoreland. William married about 1800 in Spartenburg Co., SC to his first? wife whose name is unknown. (could she have been an ALBERTY, daughter of Moses ALBERTY????). William moved to Laurens Co., SC in 1818 and then to Catawba Co., AL in 1821/2 where he was appointed a Captain in the Alabama militia by the Gov. Israel Pickens, husband of his first cousin, Martha Lenoir Pickens. 
It appears that William WESTMORELAND was in Lauderdale Co., Alabama by the late fall of 1822 as his daughter?, Catherine, b. 1804, married her first husband Elias HARRIS in Lauderdale Co., AL on 4 December 1822. Would like to find proof of children. Here's what I have. 
Probable children of William WESTMORELAND (1774/5-1854) 
1. Amelia WESTMORELAND, b. ca. 1802, Spartenburg Co.,Sc, d. bef. 1870 Searcy Co.,AR, married ca. 1820-22 to Mordicai THORNTON.
2. Catherine WESTMORELAND, b. ca. 1804, Spartenburg Co., Sc, d. after 1880, Wayne Co., TN, m1) 4 December 1822, Lauderdale Co., AL to Elias HARRIS, m. 2) 18 Nov 1831, Lauderdale Co., AL to Gillum H. WALKER; m. 3) 23 Oct 1835 Lauderdale Co.,AL to Abner GALLION.
3. Alberty WESTMORELAND, b. 1806/7 SC, m. 1) Wayne Co., TN by 1830 to Mary WILSON, m. 2) Independence Co., AR 11 July 1849 to Martha TERRELL, m. 3)? bef. 1860 to Sarah ______. Died poss. in Yell Co., AR after 1870.
4. Moses WESTMORELAND, b. 1810 (could poss. be same as no. 3)
5. girl, name unknown, b. ca. 1810-1815.
6. Nancy WESTMORELAND, b. 4 Dec 1814/7, d. 14 Sep 1891/5, Wayne Co., TN, married 23 Apr 1831 Lauderdale Co., AL to Denson WILSON (brother to Mary WILSON who married Alberty WESTMORELAND)
7. girl, name unknown, b. ca. 1820-23 (this could poss. be Milly HOUSE who became William's second wife?)
8. Jesse WESTMORELAND -no other info.
William WESTMORELAND's first? wife died between 1830 and 1833 and on 12 Aug 1833, Lauderdale Co., AL William married Milly HOUSE who was born 1821 (per 1850 Wayne Co., TN census, but more likely 1801 or 1811).
William sold his farm in Lauderdale Co., AL in 1836 and moved to Wayne Co.,TN where he died we think in 1854. He is probably buried in the old Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery on TN Wy 227 between Cypress Inn, TN and Railroad Church. 
Edgar D. Byler, III 
Editor, Wayne County Historian
Wayne County, Tennessee, USA
Co-Coordinator Wayne County Web Page: 
Personal Page: 

Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 15:20:21 -0500
From: "Edgar D. Byler, III" 
Seeking information on Walter BASKINS who was born in TN 1781/83 and died in Lauderdale Co., AL April 1860 (per 1860 Lauderdale Co., AL Mortality Schedule) 
Walter supposedly married twice. Name of first wife unknown but had at least five or more children: 
1. John BASKINS, b. ca. 1810, m. Rachel _____?
2. Ann Bazariah BASKINS, b. ca. 1810, m. 2 Sep 1833 Lauderdale Co.,AL to Joseph MAY.
3. Mary "Polly" BASKINS, b. ca. 1818, d. 1885, Wayne Co., TN, married ca. 1836 to Alexander "Sandy" STULTS.
4. Moses BASKINS, b. 1812/15, m. 19 July 1842 Lauderdale Co.,AL to Charity SWINFORD
5. boy, name unknown, b. ca. 1823, not found in 1850 census.
About 1834, Walter married second wife, Mary SAUNDERS, b. 1809. They had six known children:
6. Lavinia BASKINS, b. 1835, Wayne Co.? TN.
7. Eli W. BASKINS, b. 1838/9, Wayne Co., TN
8. Margaret BASKINS, b. 1841, Wayne Co., TN
9. Lucy Evaline BASKINS, b. 1844, Wayne Co. TN
10. Marcus Marion BASKINS, b. 1847, Wayne Co., TN.
11. Nathaniel BASKINS, b. 1850 Wayne CO., TN.
Walter and family moved to Lauderdale Co.,AL about 1851/2. Any information appreciated.
Edgar D. Byler, III 
Editor, Wayne County Historian
Wayne County, Tennessee, USA
Co-Coordinator Wayne County Web Page: 
Personal Page: 

Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 15:33:07 -0500
From: "Edgar D. Byler, III" 
Seeking the parents of Calvin B. MURPHY who was born in SC in 1815-1820. He married in Lauderdale Co., AL on 20 July 1842 to Sarah LINVILLE, b. 5 Aug 1820, Laurens Co., SC, dau. of John and Nellie LINVILLE. Family moved to Tishomingo Co., MS before 1850 and back to Wayne Co., TN before 1860 census. Children were
1. Mary Ellen MURPHY, b. 1 June 1845, either in Lauderdale Co.,AL or Tishomingo Co. MS, married 18 April 1869 Lauderdale Co., AL to Dicemous Green GALLION.
2. Sarah Ellen "Babe" MURPHY, b. 12/28 Nov 1846 MS/ or AL, d. 3 May 1903 AR, m. 7 March 1875 Wayne Co., TN to John M/N RODGERS.
3. Eliza Jane MURPHY, b. 1853, d. Lauderdale Co., AL, married 27 May 1869 Lauderdale Co., AL to Warren House PRUITT.
4. John Leander MURPHY, b. 1855, MS, no further info.
5. Lucretia Elizabeth MURPHY, b. June 1860 Wayne Co., TN, d. NC, married 30 July 1890 Wayne Co. TN to Charles W. SPIVEY. 
Have been unable to determine when Calvin B. MURPHY died. He is reported to have served in Civil War, but no record has been found. Tradition gives that he is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN next to his wife who died in August 1892 in Lauderdale Co.,AL.
Calvin supposed to be "related" to John MURPHY b. 1801, d. 1863, m. Ally WELCH, and buried at Murphy's Chapel Cemetery in Lauderdale Co., AL, but can find no record to tie them together. 
Edgar D. Byler, III 
Editor, Wayne County Historian
Wayne County, Tennessee, USA
Co-Coordinator Wayne County Web Page: 
Personal Page: 

Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 15:34:30 -0700
From: David & Stephanie Hull  
Searching for info. on parents of Joseph Louis GRAMMER b.1837 Florence, AL + Martha WEATHERFORD b. TN. His parents were David GRAMMER + Hannah BOOTH/E, married in 1832 Roane, TN. Joseph was in Gallatin, TN by 1866. Please help!!!  Thanks,      Stephanie M. Hull 

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 19:38:03 EDT
Searching for GGParents George GRIMES m Hettie HOUGH, parents of Mary Ann   "Polly" GRIMES m William Archie WATKINS b May 1831 d March 1899 at St Florian AL

Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 23:31:42 -0700
My 3G Grandmother, Rebecca E. DOWNEY, was born in Lauderdale County, AL on February 8, 1833. She married Enoch J. DUNNAM on March 6, 1856 in Mississippi. I have a lot of information on the DUNNAMs and on Rebecca after her marriage to Enoch and up until her death in Tippah County, MS in 1911. But, I have no information on the DOWNEY family. Any help will be appreciated.

Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 20:08:02 EDT
I am trying to locate information on a William (Billy) CHITTAM Middle name William J. CHITTAM born 1851 Rogersville,Lauderdale co. Al. and was listed in 1860 census page 223 Wife Sarah WALLACE born 1860 Al. The census shows George W. 1875, Marion R. 1877, Melvin W.1880 and Odie Clyde CHITTAM born April 24,1882 Md. Alma Denver GOODE  Dec.25, 1904 in Lauderdale co. Al. Alma Denver GOODE d/o Joe GOODE and Addie Morrison GOODE. Their son Joseph Lawrence CHITTAM b.Feb. 14,1908 md. a Nellie Marie ELMORE . All these people lived in Lauderdale co. Al. but Joseph Lawrence & Nellie moved to Limestone co. Athens area. There are several various spelling of this name in other counties but this family choose to use  CHITTAM beginning with William J. Chittam who must have died in Laurderdale Co. AL. 
I am doing this thru sites on my computor for a friend in Al. who does not know how to research would you please help me to find out anything you can on  death or burial for the first man mentioned or his wife. I would be most  appreciative of your help. The William J. Chittam family has never done any research before on their family. I am in Indiana and can not get the microfilms to do the readings of later census. Respectfully Lois M. Charles


Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 01:01:13 -0500
From: The Schumans 
Looking for the following Richardson's. Jack P Richardson was from Lauderdale, Alabama. I suspect that Willie also was from Lauderdale. 
1--David RICHARDSON (1785- )
sp-Edna HERSTON (1781- )
2--Willie Glover RICHARDSON [Dr] (1806- )
sp-Jane TRUESDEL (1802- )
sp-Elizabeth Ann PHILLIPS (1813- )
3--Samuel Herston RICHARDSON (1832- )
sp-Alice Wright MALLORY ( - )
3--Jack Phillips RICHARDSON (1834-1910) Lauderdale,Alabama
sp-Mary Cusack STODDER (1844-1927) Tuscalooso,Alabama
4--Jack Phillips RICHARDSON [jr] (1866- ) St Louis,MO
5--Ray RICHARDSON ( - )
5--Fay RICHARDSON ( - )
4--David STODDER RICHARDSON (1868-1909) St Louis,MO
sp-Caroline Phillipina Adele KLEINSCHMIDT (1873-1955) St Louis,MO
4--Mary Elizabeth RICHARDSON ( -1892)
sp-Dennis S MERRIMAN ( - )
4--Elizabeth (Bessie) RICHARDSON ( - )
sp-George H MORSE ( - )
4--Jennie RICHARDSON ( - )
sp-E A DEARING ( - )
4--Lillian RICHARDSON ( - )
sp-William C SIMPSON ( - )
5--William C SIMPSON [jr] ( - )
5--Mary SIMPSON (1919-1995)
4--Grace RICHARDSON (1877-1880) St Louis,MO
4--Charlie RICHARDSON (1872-1889) St Louis,MO
sp-Mary Louisa MEEK ( -1863)
4--William H RICHARDSON ( -1934)
4--Harry R RICHARDSON ( - )
3--Edna RICHARDSON (1836- )
3--Wilson Ervel RICHARDSON (1838- )
3--Mark L RICHARDSON (1839- )
3--Sarah Jane RICHARDSON (1842- )
3--Nancy Ann Cinthia RICHARDSON (1844- )
3--Daniel Melton RICHARDSON (1846- )
3--Martha Elizabeth RICHARDSON (1848- )
3--Willie Cicero RICHARDSON (1849- )
3--Susan Catherine RICHARDSON (1851- )
3--Malinda Emiline RICHARDSON (1853- )
3--Mary Caldona RICHARDSON (1855- )
2--Samuel Herston RICHARDSON (1809- )
2--David L RICHARDSON (1811- )
2--Mark RICHARDSON (1813- )
2--Nancy RICHARDSON (1816- ) 
Anyone who matches please contact me    Sid Schuman 

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 01:47:37 -0700
From: pamk 
Looking for info on James Henry RITTER and wife Roxie Cordelia CRABB. They had 11 children and lived in Lauderdale county. A lot of family is buried in Barnett cemetary and I would also like to know if a list exists for its occupants. Thanks. Pam
Please email me 

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 17:04:45 EDT
The book, "A Walk Through The Past," by William L. McDonald refers to an Augustus Henry HILL on page 96. His son Fred A. HILL owned a service station and Augustus was a plumber in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Henry Augustus HILL (note the name reversal) was my ggrandfather. He married Martha Jane THIGPEN  in 1885 and they moved to Texas in the mid 1890s. He was a farmer. A second reference is of a John HILL who owned a cotton gin in Florence, Lauderdale County. I am in the cotton gin business and naturally had an immediate interest of the possibility of my early Hills being in the same business. Does any one know anything of these Hills or their families?    Thanks.         Jerry Webb/Lubbock, Texas

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:51:03 -0500
From: "John Reed" 
My mother's maiden name is McCLUSKEY. her full name was Genie Lucille McCLUSKEY. She married Will FAULKNER and moved to Blount County. She does have family still living in Waterloo. Alabama. I would love to here from them.   thank you ,  Betty Adams 

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 18:02:48 -0500
From: Donna Risner 
PHILLIPS, Solan D. (Solon) b. 4/20/1863 TN, d. 8/19/1902 Lauderdale Co., married Francis "Fannie" Elizabeth PHILLIPS (b. 4/3/1868 Lauderdale Co) 2/15/1885. 
Solan's mother was Hester E. PHILLIPS b. 8/20/1834 NC/SC, d. 8/27/1900 Lauderdale Co. She had no other children. 
Who was Solan's father? Was "PHILLIPS" Hester's maiden or married name?    


Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 23:00:14 -0500
From: "Carey Rogers" 
Looking for information on the John BENTLEY that is buried in Wilborn Cemetery. He was 88 and died in 1862. He is buried next to a Lebrucy BENTLEY age 9 that died in 1867. Are they related to the BENTLEYs that were in Limestone County?  Carey Rogers

Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 13:42:55 EDT
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. 

Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 21:18:31 -0500
From:  (Nancy Carter) 
Who were the parents/siblings of my great-grandfather, Pinckney Columbus Porter born 1849 in Lexington, AL? Following is descendants of Pinckney Columbus Porter. I have much more information and will answer all queries. Thank you for reading my posting. Nancy in Texas  
1. PINCKNEY COLUMBUS1 PORTER was born June 20, 1849 in Lexington, Alabama Lauderdale County, and died March 21, 1923 in Rains County, Texas near the towns of Point & Lone Oak, near Lake Tawakoni. He married MARGARET OLIVE WHITE Abt. 1866 in Probably in Lexington.. She was born October 14, 1847 in Lexington, Alabama Lauderdale County, and died December 08, 1918 in Rains County, Texas near the towns of Point & Lone Oak, near Lake Tawakoni. 
i. MARGARET2 PORTER, b. 1867, Rogersville or Florence Alabama Lauderdale County.
ii. SARAH JEMIMA PORTER, b. 1870, Rogersville or Florecence, Alabama Lauderdale County; d. Abt. 1938. iii. MOLLIE PORTER, b. Abt. 1871, Alabama; m. BILL CUNNINGHAM, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point.
iv. RICHARD JESS PORTER, b. September 19, 1871, Lexington or Florence, Alabama; d. February 23, 1934, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.
v. COLUMBUS EZEKIEL PORTER, b. 1874, Lexington or Florence, Alabama; d. 1930, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point and the Lynch Community.
vi. MARTHA ELIZABETH PORTER, b. October 02, 1876, Lexington, Alabama; d. April 04, 1973, Greenville, Texas Hunt County.
vii. W. T. "TOM" PORTER, b. 1878, Lexington, Alabama Lauderdale County; d. 1961, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point.
viii. FRANK PORTER, b. 1881, Lexington or Florence, Alabama; d. 1953, Point, Texas Rains County; m. NANNIE, Unknown, ?; b. Abt. 1955, Greenville, Texas Hunt County; d. Unknown, Texas. 
ix. FLORENCE PORTER, b. July 12, 1886, Florence or Lexington, Alabama; d. October 22, 1918, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point and the Lynch Community. 
x. VIVIAN PORTER, b. November 06, 1890, Rains County Texas; d. June 01, 1975. 

Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 21:12:54 -0500
From:  (Nancy Carter)
I am seeking information on the parents of my greatgrandmother: Margaret Olive White. Descendant information follows. I will answer all queries and have much more information regarding descendants. Thank you for taking time to read my posting.  Nancy in Texas
1. MARGARET OLIVE1 WHITE was born October 14, 1847 in Lexington, Alabama Lauderdale County, and died December 08, 1918 in Rains County, Texas near the towns of Point & Lone Oak, near Lake Tawakoni. She married PINCKNEY COLUMBUS PORTER Abt. 1866 in Probably in Lexington.. He was born June 20, 1849 in Lexington, Alabama Lauderdale County, and died March 21, 1923 in Rains County, Texas near the towns of Point & Lone Oak, near Lake Tawakoni. 
i. MARGARET2 PORTER, b. 1867, Rogersville or Florence Alabama Lauderdale County.
ii. SARAH JEMIMA PORTER, b. 1870, Rogersville or Florecence, Alabama Lauderdale County; d. Abt. 1938.
iii. MOLLIE PORTER, b. Abt. 1871, Alabama; m. BILL CUNNINGHAM, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point.
iv. RICHARD JESS PORTER, b. September 19, 1871, Lexington or Florence, Alabama; d. February 23, 1934, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.
v. COLUMBUS EZEKIEL PORTER, b. 1874, Lexington or Florence, Alabama; d. 1930, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point and the Lynch Community.
vi. MARTHA ELIZABETH PORTER, b. October 02, 1876, Lexington, Alabama; d. April 04, 1973, Greenville, Texas Hunt County.
vii. W. T. "TOM" PORTER, b. 1878, Lexington, Alabama Lauderdale County; d. 1961, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point.
viii. FRANK PORTER, b. 1881, Lexington or Florence, Alabama; d. 1953, Point, Texas Rains County; m. NANNIE, Unknown, ?; b. Abt. 1955, Greenville, Texas Hunt County; d. Unknown, Texas.
ix. FLORENCE PORTER, b. July 12, 1886, Florence or Lexington, Alabama; d. October 22, 1918, Rains County , near the towns of Emory, Point and the Lynch Community.
x. VIVIAN PORTER, b. November 06, 1890, Rains County Texas; d. June 01, 1975.
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 10:26:05 -0700
From: "Chuck Hollis" 
Looking for information on the family of William Curtis Hollis, believed to have been born in Anderson, AL, in 1893. He had a brother, Joe, and a sister, Icey (sp?). The family moved to TX around 1900.      Chuck Hollis     Sacramento, CA

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 14:25:51 EDT
BERRY, Mary Elizabeth, born 13 March 1871 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL. She married 25 Oct 1887 in Wayne Co., TN to John Richard KELLY, son of Thomas & Lucinda A. (DeFOE) KELLY.    Thank you,   Donna in So. CA


Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 00:54:12 -0500
From: Gary Matthews
I am trying to determine if the James MATTHEWS and Hardy MATTHEWS, who were both living near Waterloo in the 1830s, were related. Also, info on any land sold to Hardy MATTHEWS.


Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 20:37:41 -0700
From: Betty Zeigler 
Am researching Henry G. Goodman b. 1879 m. 1901 Mollie Margaret Peden b. 1885. William "Billy" Peden b. 1853 m. Anna Eliza Jenkins b. 1759. Haywood Peden, b. 1836 m. Martha J. , b. 1842 is prob. the father of William "Billy" Peden. Any help will be appreciated. Betty Zeigler

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 08:14:48 -0500
From: "Ken Newlin" 
Searching for any information on SOPHIA SHORES who purchased land in 1838 in Lauderdale Co. Thank you. 

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 15:28:08 -0500
From: Wayne & Peggy Horton 
Would like to contact descendants of Samuel H. and Amanda BUTLER, listed on the 1880 Lauderdale Co., Al., census, with their two sons, Robert (age 4) and John (age 2), and their nephew, Emmett JOICE/JOYCE, (age 4). Amanda's maiden name believed to have been JONES or JACKSON.     Peggy Joice Horton

Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 20:54:36 EDT
My Great Grandmother was Martha L. PERRYMAN b. 1857 in Lamar County Texas (probably near Garretts Bluff). Martha first married H.M FURGUESON in 1873,  then my great Grandfather, Charles A. MILLIGAN in 1879. 
Her father was Andrew Jackson PERRYMAN, born 1814 in Florence, Lauderdale County Alabama. At least one wife was W.G. GILLEY. He died in 1862 in Lamar County, Tx. He had two brothers, Austin (Astin) and Alexander PERRYMAN presumably born in AL. Andrew Jackson PERRYMAN donated the land for the Perryman Cemetery in Lamar County, which is now known as Mt Vernon Cemetery. 
Any help in locating Andrew Jackson PERRYMAN's parents will be much appreciated. 
Many thanks, 

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 15:33:24 -0500
From: "Ken Newlin" 
Looking for any information about the WESTMORELAND family in Laurderdale Co 1820-1850. Father Edwin d 1856 wife Lucy. Children May, Virginia, Elizabeth, John T Ann E Lucy, Eliza. Any help would be appreciated. 


Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 11:31:18 -0500 (CDT)
From:  (Phyllis Owens) 
I am searching for information concerning Susan Matilda "Sis" TRAMMEL THOMAS from Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama. She married James Jefferson "JJ" THOMAS of Morgan County, Alabama. Sis Thomas had a sister who married a Mr. Brown. Sis and JJ's children were: Fannie Mae THOMAS FLACK, John Randolph THOMAS, Alice THOMAS HELMS, Onnie THOMAS FORRESTER, and Gus THOMAS. Children were born and lived their lives in Morgan County, Alabama. I do not have exact dates at this time, but will post them here soon. Sis was born in about 1860. I am most desiring her parents and siblings names and info. Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.      Thank you! Phyllis Owen :-)

Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 15:16:07 -0400
From: "lucydon" 
I'm looking for information on Thomas Pack who was living in Florence, Lauderdale county, at the time of his death in 1965. He was born in Tennessee June 1890, and his wife was Margaret, and some of his children were Jessie, Mildred, and Effie. I have no other information. He was a brother to my grandfather, James Cecil Pack. Any information would be appreciated.   Lucy Pack Morgan

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 13:54:07 EDT
I am trying to locate information on Maclin McLEMORE who operated a ferry on  the Mussel Shoals prior to and during the civil war. At least, he was a  licensed pilot so maybe he did something else. Also any information on his wife Nancy Halbert McLEMORE. Thanks in advance. Valeria McLemore Taylor, Louisville, Ky.

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 14:48:32 EDT
i am looking for these family members can any one help they are from MURPHY'S HOLLOW on PETTIPOOL HILL in waterloo ala also looking for MURPHY'S CHAPEL here are the names:

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 20:00:28 EDT
Interested in info on William Prince, father of Amey Prince who married  Jackson Wingo. 


Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 03:32:13 EDT
Seeking info on Mary Elizabeth BERRY born 13 Mar 1871 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama. She married 25 Oct 1887 in Wayne Co., TN to John Richard KELLY. Mary had one sister named Mattie, a brother named Tolbert & a half sister. Thank you.  Donna in So. CA

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 17:32:48 EDT
My name is Sally Brace. I am researching the James JACKSON family that moved  to Lauderdale County from Nashville, TN, in 1818. They built the "Forks of Cypress" plantation and raised 10 children. They had a racetrack on the plantation. James JACKSON was an immigrant from Ireland and he died in 1840. Sarah MOORE McCULLOCH JACKSON was born in 1790 in North Carolina and came from a distinguished Moore line. She lived at the "Forks" until her death in 1879.
I am interested in talking with anyone who knows about this family or who is researching this same line. James and Sally's youngest son George Moore JACKSON is my link. He married Sarah Cabell PERKINS whose sister Elizabeth PERKINS married George's brother James JACKSON. Please contact me at 


Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 19:50:46 -0400
From: "H. W. Hummer" 
I am seeking info on the HOLDEN family of Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL. My line goes Carroll Jackson>Elburn C. (served (9th AL Infantry)>Dennis>Joseph. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.  Margaret Holden Hummer


Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 20:41:06 -0600
From: "Vera Reeves" 
Looking for more information about Cam ROSS listed on the Lauderdale County, AL 1900 census page 1B.
Thanks for your help, Vera 

Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 21:50:08 -0700
From: "Bonnie Randolph" 
Researching Joseph ROBERTSON and his family. Lauderdale Co., Probate Minute Book A 1852-1853 contains the division of his estate among Margaret, his widow, and children Charles, Susan, William, Rebecca, Thomas S., Joseph, Agnes m. Phillip HUGGINS 20 Dec 1827 Lauderdale Co., and Elizabeth m. James Monroe HUGGINS 12 Jan 1824 Lauderdale Co. Any information would be appreciated.   Thanks, Bonnie

Date:  Wed, 01 Sep 1999 08:11:12 -0700
From: Don and Sheila 
DAWSON, Williams Listed in Lauderdale CO census for 1870. 
Looking for info about Williams Dawson and family. Son, Edward S. DAWSON is great grandfather. Edward married Nellie ALLEN - they lived in Jefferson Co. 
On Edward's death certificate (1926), father is listed as Williams Dawson - mother is unknown. 
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Sheila 

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 14:32:54 -0400
From: Loretta Mann
James CLARK, b. 1819, Florence, AL, d. 1900 KY, m. Mary Jane SHELTON, b. 1823 AL, children: Joseph, Ellen, Amanda, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jonathan, Robert, Masine, Thad, Marion. Moved to KY, believe Robert Leon m. Susan REA in Ripley Co. MO to be their son.    Loretta MANN

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 18:55:23 -0500
Neal/Nail- researching the NEAL family of Lauderdale Co., AL. Am unable to go back beyond my Ggrandfather Thomas Paine NEAL, b-1811 in Tn. d-1869 in Lauderdale Co. Wife #1 Emaline F. BROWN gave him two children Sarah E. and Eliza Neal who died in child birth. #2 Amanda WALKER who gave him 10 more children among which my Grandfather Willian Jasper NEAL b-1857 -d 1939. Thomas P. is in the 1850 Lauderdale Co. census as Thomas P. NAIL. Any info as to His parents and/or siblings greatly appreciated.   Thanks Leon Neal 

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 08:12:01 EDT
Looking for information on Mollie YARBROUGH. Found a marriage record of Mollie Yarbrough married to Alexander HARRIS on August 5, 1885 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. The only thing I know about Mollie is she was born 1867 in Coosa County, Alabama. Her parents were William & Sarah Jane Kelley YARBROUGH. She had a brother John Thomas (J.T.) and Samuel Thompson (Thomps), a sister Cynthia Ann. Cynthia Ann married Newton J. SMITH and lived and died in Waterloo, Lauderdale County, Alabama. Please contact me at  if anyone has any information on this Mollie Yarbrough. The 0610 in my e-mail address is numbers not letters. Thank you, Peggy Yarbrough


Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 16:54:37 -0500
From: Fleetwood Lane 
I am trying to find info on Henry D SMITH (1803-1869) of Lauderdale co. He was, I think, a brother of my ancestor, Britton SMITH, who died prior to 1836. Britton Smith was married ( 1833, Lauderdale Co) to Caroline VISER, dau of John L VISER and Mary B (Polly) DILLAHUNTY VISER. Henry Smith and Family are buried in Smith cem near Woodland, but I have nothing on Britton Smith. He died leaving at least one child, Mary T B SMITH. Any help appreciated.     Thanks, Margaret Lane


Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 20:58:21 -0500
From: Tim 
Just beginning my research on the MARKS line. My family has lived in the Florence and Cloverdale areas of Lauderdale county since the late 1800's that I am aware of. I would appreciate any help in getting started and will gladly share any information that I have. Thanks!

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 10:29:54 -0500
From: "Billy E. Duff" 
I am searching for data on John MARRS. He died in 1835 but was not in the 1830 census even though his daughters were married in the 1820's in Lauderdale County. His oldest son was named Joseph Carrel MARRS and his youngest son was named Albert Pryor MARRS and Albert Pryor had a son named Fletcher Srygley MARRS. I am told that there was a preacher named Fletcher Srygley in Lauderdale. I am hoping that someone Knows of these Names, Carrel, Pryor and Fletcher Srygley that will give me some clues to find out more about the Family. Thanks Bill 

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 12:11:32 -0400
From: "Troy W. Rogers" 
CROSS - I am looking for the progenitors/descendants of Martha WILSON and Benjamin F. CROSS. Two sons, my great-grandfather, Dr. Ben F. CROSS ( 1834-1896), and his brother, Dr. S. E. CROSS (1823- ?), served in TWBS and practiced in Lauderdale Cty. and Decatur, AL. Sisters may have been Elmira and Martha. Dr. Ben F. CROSS married Emma D. JOHNSON in Decatur in Nov. of 1862. Their children are Fannie, Lizzie, Mattie (married Lovick Pierce TROUP of Danville, AL), Ben F., Thomas C. (married Elise F. TROY of Birmingham, AL) , Hattie, Shadie, and one more unknown. Dr. S. E. CROSS married Margaret T. SHELBURNE, daughter of Samuel SHELBURNE in 1846. Their 7 children were Isabella (married Dr. John A. BARBEE, Collins Cty. TX); Mary E. (married S.L. CROW, Lauderdale Cty); Moreia (married Capt. Charles WATSON, Iuka, Miss.); Ben F. lived in Black Jack Grove, TX; Stirling lived in Decatur, AL; Thomas M. lived in Decatur, AL.     Troy W. Rogers


Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 14:31:04 +0100
From: "Frieda Davison" fdavison@sunmuw1.MUW.Edu 
Seeking information on William C. ECHARD who lived in Florence in 1900. According to the census, he was born in Oct. 1847 in Virginia. His wife was named Johnni A., born in Mar. 1859 in Mississippi. They had four children, three names known: Elna D. (or could be Edna), born in Nov. 1880 in Mississippi; Warrenton W., born in May 1883 in Louisiana; and Chalmers, born in Jan. 1885, in Mississippi. The fourth child was dead by the 1900 census and we don't know the name. This family lived in Columbus, Miss., from about 1880 to 1886; then in Birmingham in 1887; moved to Florence in the 1890s. Echard was a photographer by trade. Many of the photographs in our library's collection have his stamp on them. We would be interested in finding descendants of his or to find company records about his business. Thanks to anyone who can provide insight for us.
Frieda M. Patrick Davison
Professor and Director of Library Services
Fant Memorial Library
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, MS 39701

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:18:33 EDT
Seeking others who connect to the GARNERs, STUTTS, MOOREs, KENNEDYs, RICHARDSONs, of Florence, Lauderdale Co, AL...especially those lines of Lewis GARNER b. 1795 NC to AL (Florence area in 1818) and another Lewis GARNER b.  ca. 1795 to 1802 NC (pos. Randolph Co. NC) who res. in Moore Co., NC 1820 to  1852...Found in Lee Co., MS by 1860 Census; died in this county...this Lewis GARNER gave issue to several in NC...Marcus Lafayette, Edmond, John, William, Gideon George, Lucy and Mary Ann Elizabeth GARNER...I descend from the latter (M.A.E. GARNER) b. 1848 (or 1846?) Moore Co., NC who mar. Geo. Wilkerson  MIDDLEBROOKS on Nov. 1867 in Lee Co., MS (family moved to Rockwall Co., TX in 1892 from Tupelo, MS). Lucy GARNER b. 1833 Moore Co., NC mar. Wesley STUTTS and res/buried in Florence, AL.. (Kennedy-Stutts Cemetery)..How does Lewis GARNER b. NC who came to AL in 1818 with Mr. Kennedy (Kennedy Rifle Factory) relate to Lewis GARNER b. 1795-1802 NC????     Thanks... Jean Shroyer of Austin, TX

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:23:21 EDT
DILLAHUNTY(De La Hunte), Thomas clan of VA to TN...that connects with the VIZIER/VISOR/VISER, Andre Jacques and children, John L. VIZIER who mar. Polly DILLAHUNTY. Associated with RICE and FORDS of VA, TN and TX.. Seeking connections to a James M. McCAN who mar. Sarah "Sallie"VIZIER then res. later in MS possibly? Pls. contact if you connect to these lines of AL, TN and TX...thanks! Jean Shroyer of Austin, TX


Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:39:48 -0400
From: "Julia G. Perry" 
I am searching for information on James HOOD and his wife Mary Ann CHALMERS. They lived in Florence, AL. James HOOD died in Florence in 1840 and Mary Ann in 1869. They were the parents of one known son, John Murry HOOD, born in Florence. John Murray HOOD, wife unknown, was the father of Ronald Chalmers HOOD. I would certainly appreciate information on the HOOD family.     Thanks, Julie

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 16:54:11 -0700
From: "Rudy and Kathy Spit" 
Searching for information on ancestors and descendants of my great grandparents, John C. Commander BURCH and Mary Jane NIX. Lived in Lauderdale Co. between 1897-1903. Migrated to Lawrence Co. Tennessee, then to Texas. The family farmed and could have possibly operated a saw mill. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!  Kathy Spit   La Verne, California

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 14:13:38 -0500
From: Randy 
Seeking info on Thomas LANCASTER, supposedly son of David LANCASTER and Nancy REDFORD who settled in Lauderdale County after leaving Williamson County, Tenn.   Thomas m Mary TIGNER (TIGNOR) either in Alabama or Tenn


Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 08:29:54 -0500
From: "James Steve Sanders" 
Joetta KING married Henry J. MYRICK on March 31, 1887 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Does anyone know about these people or know of any descendants?  
Please contact Judy at     Judy K. Sanders


Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 15:51:51 -0500
From:  "Brenda Campos" 
Would like to hear from anyone with information on the following MARSHALL family listed on the 1920 Lauderdale Co census. 
Marshall, Fate age 23 M Ala
Emmer Lee age 22 w Tn
Rosa Lee age 3 9/12 D Ala
Creasteen age 1 7/12 Ala
They lived on Huntsville Road Any information would really be of great help to me.     Brenda Mason Campos


Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 13:23:33 -0500
From: "Ken Newlin" 
I am interested in finding out any information regarding Maranda SHORES who married Williby KENNEMORE January 3, 1822 in Lauderdale Co.   Thank you.   Laura

Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 13:59:20 -0500
From: "The Vickery's" 
Can anyone tell me how to find a list and history of Lauderdale County Plantations. I am particularly interested in the Forks of Cypress, it's owners and their families. Also, were there slaves and their surnames.

Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 14:44:59 -0700
From: Brian Eddy 
I am desperately looking for any proof as to the life of Mark SHELTON b abt 1784 in VA d. 1853 Giles Co TN. He married 1) Susannah LUTTRELL 4 Feb 1805 in Adair Co KY and 2) Elizabeth HOWARD 21 Sep 1825 in Lauderdale Co AL. It is said his parents were Stephen W. and Rhoda GREEN SHELTON but I've never seen any proof. Help!!!!

Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 09:06:05 -0400
From: "Julia G. Perry" 
Mary Ann CHALMERS came to Nashville, TN from Scotland to visit her GRODON uncles. Here she met and married James HOOD. the HOOD family settled in Florence, AL where mary Ann CHALMERS HOOD died in 1869. Her husband, James HOOD, died in Florence in 1840. They were the parents of John Murray HOOD. The wife of John Murray HOOD is unknown, they were the parents of Ronald Calmers HOOD I. From Ronald Chalmers Hood came descendants Ronald Chalmers Hood II, III, and IV.  Does anyone have information on this HOOD line? I will gladly exchange information.  

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 21:57:13 -0400
Searching for any information on John Denman HEFNER and wife Martha TAYLOR. I found them listed as being in the 1900 Census for Lauderdale Co, AL, 12B and 12A (don't know township). I do not have access to the census, however. Would some kind soul do a visual for me and let me know details?   I would also love to share their ancestors with any "cousins" out there. I have details on the Texas branch of Hefners.

Date:  Sat, 9 Oct 1999 20:55:07 -0500
Looking for ancestors of Lenah ELLIOTT, my GrGr Grandmother, who was born in Tuscumbia,AL Nov 15, 1821. She married Josiah MAYS Mar 2, 1842 and had my Gr Grandmother, Mary Katherine MAYS on Dec 28, 1842. They moved to Lowndes County, MS in 1850s (now Clay County,MS). Lenah ELLIOTT MAYS died May 30, 1874. Tuscumbia,AL was in then Lauderdale County and later became a part of Colbert County, AL. I would appreciate anyone having knowledge of the ELLIOTT family in this area contact me

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 19:30:38 EDT
Im looking for Wylie E. MURPHY and Alice Burns MURPHY Also Rosie Bell MURPHY, Comer   C DOWDY They lived in Pettipool Hill on Waterloo Rd around 1906 I would say If anyone can help please e mail me      Thank you Lori Ann

Date: 11 Oct 1999
From: Karen Duncan Sedlecky
Looking for information on all descendants of Jonathan & Jane DUNCAN. Jonathan & Jane DUNCAN came from Laurens County, SC > Warren Co., TN > Lauderdale Co., AL.   Jonathan DUNCAN is on record purchasing land in Lauderdale Co, in 1826. I am especially interested in speaking and sharing information with anyone  who is a descendant of Jonathan's son: Moses DUNCAN  b.  1807. 
However, I am interested in recording all descendants from Jonathan Duncan. Please contact me if you are related to this family. Karen Duncan Sedlecky (

Date: 12 Oct 1999
From: Don & Sherri Foster <>
I am looking for information on my dad family. John Yancey SHOEMAKER and Rebeccah BURROW. They were married in Lauderdale County on Feb 5, 1836.They had Children and I only know of a son John Melvin SHOEMAKER who was married to Esper Ann BLALOCK in Lawrence County Al. on Oct. 22, 1872, They lived in Moulton Al. and that is where he died in 1919(?). They had at least 5 children and they were Elba Bert,Yancey Allison, Thomas Vera, Ira SHOEMAKER and Emma SHOEMAKER. My grandfather is Elba Bert SHOEMAKER. Elba Bert was married 2 times.   I am his second wife's oldest son's daughter. I am in need of help to get any information at all on this family line.   Thanks in advance for the help.     Sherri


Date: 14 Oct 1999
From: Karen (
Looking for the parents of Sarah SMITH b. 1838 AL. Her name could also be listed as Mariah SMITH  b. 1838  AL. 
Sarah/Mariah married George Washington DUNCAN of Lauderdale County. Their children:   Robert A., George W., Lizzie, and Sallie DUNCAN.  
I am trying to confirm if Jefferson SMITH b. 1805 TN is her father.  I have no idea of her mother's name.    Any help would be appreciated, Karen (


Date: 21 Oct 1999
Searching for information on James Ceburn BURCH who applied for Confederate Veteran's Pension in Anderson, Lauderdale Co. Alabama in 1923.  He was born in Randolph Co. AL on Jan 15 1848.  Parents were John C. Burch and Mary Ann Burroughs.  In 1923 he was a widower living with his two daughters in Anderson.   He was married to Adline Eubanks.  Children: Jocyfeen Lela Jane b 1877 Julia Ann b 1882 Grandchildren were reported to be Helen Burns of Birmingham, AL and Pauline Garner, Anderson, AL.  I would be interested in corresponding with anyone researching this family.  Thanks!  Kathy Spit  La Verne, California 

Date: 24 Oct 1999
Looking for someone that might know the father of  WILLIAM WALLACE, born @1802 in Va., and came to Lauderdale Co., Ala. in the 1850s.  Married first in Lincoln Co., Tn. to Mahaly Satterfield; then in 1859 married Charlotte Cheatham Smith in Limestone County, Ala.  Settled in Rogersville, Ala. (Lauderdale Co.) and died there sometime after 1887.  Cannot find exactly when he died.  Has a tombstone at Romine Cem., but the date of death is not known.  Need father's name and death date.

Date: 29 Oct 1999
I am looking for a Wiley Hanback, which is my grandfather, was born in 1882 and died in Lauderdale County in 1975.


Date: 2 Nov 1999
From: Robert C. Travis 
I am searching for information concerning the family of Robert POOL(E).  He married Bell(e) RICHARDSON sometime before 1922. They had at least one son, T.  L. POOL(E). Robert worked for the Parks Service in Florence, AL. Bell was my grandfather's sister and I would like to find out more information about my family history. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Patricia Richardson Travis.

Date: 8 Nov 1999
From: fred foster 
Booker FOSTER b 1795 Amelia Co Va d 1870 bur in Anderson Cem. Lauderdale Co Ala.  Did he have a son named William Tindall FOSTER b 1828  d 1863 bur Anderson Cem. ?   William Tindall FOSTER was married to Lucy BOOTHE (her first marriage).  I need info that there were two children from this marr. A son Asa Trusvant FOSTER,  b. 1861 and a dau Willie Victoria FOSTER, b. 1863? Help on this will be appreciated.

Date: 8 Nov 1999
From: Charles A. Jones 
I am looking for any data on: William BRATCHER. dob: 1 Mar. 1822   in Hall Co., Georgia Name of spouse: Martha Military records:  Co. I, 48th Nixon - TN. Era: Confederate Veterans Records. Other information: He is listed in: "Polly Warren" - Lauderdale Co., AL. Civil War Records. Residence: Hines, Lauderdale Co., AL just before and in 1907.  I think he died in AL. 
I am also looking for the Original Forms location for the 1907 Confederate Questionnaires Census like the "The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires" Vol. 1 thru 5.   Vol. 1 in the Confederate Soldiers listing does not list any BRATCHER / BRACHER, William. I understand the Confederate Veterans Questionnaires were taken from living veterans who qualified and that all kinds of family data was given.  I was hoping to find where the Alabama Questionnaires are located and get copies of the pages on William Bratcher.  He would have been in his 80's in 1907 and since he is not listed in the 1910 Census in AL or TN  and lived in the Hines area in 1907, I would assume he died and was buried nearby.  I can't find any listing on Military Cemeteries or other cemeteries in the area.  I do know that the Tenn. Confederate Service Record listed with his name in the index but can not find anything in TN. 
Charles A. Jones,  1913 Lynnbrook Dr.,  Huntsville, AL 35803-1413


Date: 11 Nov 1999
From:  sherry weathers sheridan
looking for details on william p. WEATHERS found in the lauderdale county, alabama 1900 census page 212a. i only saw the name in the index so i have NO details but would love to know more. thanks 
sherry weathers sheridan

Date: 14 Nov 1999
I am attempting to contact descendants of Benjamin Washington "Doc"  WATSON (1848-1919), of Lauderdale County, AL.  This includes the following....children of Elma Oder WATSON, married Robert N BAGGETT.....(2) Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" WATSON, married Jesse Polk COMER.... (3) Neely Moore WATSON, married Mary C COMER.   All of the above mentioned "WATSONs" are my 1st cousins, once removed, or second cousins, whichever you prefer.  It is believed that many of their offspring remain in Lauderdale County, but not knowing their names, I have no way to contact them for inclusion in the "Benjamin Washington WATSON" Family Tree.   Any information will be greatly appreciated.  
Willard Stallings
Rt 2 Box 518
Maben, MS 39750 

Date: 14 Nov 1999
I am looking for information on a William B. Patterson ( Patteson). He shows up in the index for the 1840 Limestone Co. census and 1850 Limestone Co. census.  My ggrandfather John Henry Patterson states that he was born in Lauderdale co. Rogersville Alabama and went to a private school in Rogersville he was born in 1846 and moved to Arkansas sometime around 1857.  I would appreciate any help I feel like William married Sarah Ann sometime around 1838. Edna Burkhalter 

Date: 18 Nov 1999
Looking for information on Edmund COBB and family in Lauderdale Co AL. Looking for relatives of same.
Robert Metsker
448 Caviar Dr 
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548-6942

Date: 19 Nov 1999
hello all iam   looking for my great grandparents Rosie B (MURPHY) DOWDY she marriade Comer C DOWDY i have 3 Marriade dates they were  marriade in alabama then moved to southbend ind. also looking for rosies parents Wiley E MURPHY & Alice(BURNS)MURPHY they are buried at MURPHYS CHAPLE in lauderdale even thou there is no tombstone i had someone look can any one help me please for i live in michigan and only resource i have is comp   thank you lori ann


Date: 29 Nov 1999
Seeking decendents of Mary WALKER who married Jesse WINBORN in 1827. Her parents were Peter WALKER and Barbara Ferguson Walker.My e-mail is      thanks  Royce Chapman 

Date: 2 Dec 1999
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Searching for information on Carrie POTTS b. 4/4/1877  d. 6/26/1957 Carrie married Robert A. DUNCAN. 
I need Carrie POTTS' parents' names and dates.  I need a marriage date for   Carrie & Robert DUNCAN and a list of her children with Robert Duncan. Carrie & Robert are buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.     Thank you,     Karen Duncan Sedlecky

Date: 2 Dec 1999
From: <>
Looking for information on Robert A. DUNCAN  b. 1860  d. 1936  buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Robert A. DUNCAN was the son of George Washington DUNCAN & Sarah Mariah (SMITH) DUNCAN.  I am told Robert A. was married twice.  I believe one wife was Carrie POTTS, but I need to know the name of the other wife, most likely I am missing his first wife's name. Known children of Robert A. Duncan are:  Robert O., George M., Owen, & Wilmer J.
I would very much like to know the names of his other children.  I am especially trying to confirm that Robert A. Duncan had a daughter named Mariah Duncan.
Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you,  Karen Duncan Sedlecky

Date: 2 Dec 1999
From: <>
Searching for the parents of Nannie C. TOMKINS.  Nannie C. TOMPKINS was from Tuscumbia, AL and born abt. 1840.  She married George Washington DUNCAN Sr. in 1872 Lauderdale County, AL. George W. & Nannie C. (TOMPKINS) DUNCAN had the following children:  William Wheeler, Hugh B. & Clay Duncan.
Any information on Nannie's parents or her specific dates would be appreciated.  Thank you,    Karen Duncan Sedlecky


Date: 11 Dec 1999
From: Susan Whitfield <>
Am trying to find information on George Marshall MACKEY.  He was the proprietor of a drug store in East Florence, or Sweetwater.


Date: 12 Dec 1999
I am searching for any information on Hopkins families in Lauderdale County, Alabama. I am trying to make a link with my great-grandfather, William S. Hopkins, who married Mollie "Mary" Wilkins from Clay County, Al. in 1882. Any information will be greatly appreciated.Thank you. 


Date: 26 Dec 1999
From: Sharon Long
Is anyone working on this family?
Mikle/Michael LONG, born abt. 1798 in Ireland
+ Nancy WEBB, born 1800, Georgia
William LONG, born abt. 1823, married Nancy ??
John LONG, born abt. 1825, married Sarah "Sallie" SMITH.
Richard LONG, born ??, married Casia Matilda LANE.
Francis Marion LONG, born abt. 1830, married Julia Ann LAMB.
Charles Lafayette LONG, b: abt. 1832, m:# 1. Susannah LANE, #2. Hollie ADY.
Joseph N. "Jasper" LONG, b: 1834, m: Julia PETTIPOOL.
Rebecca LONG, b: abt. 1835, m: William C. PARKER.
Mary Elisa/Eliza LONG, b: abt. 1827, m: Hamilton R. SMITH.
Phillip LONG, b: 1847, m: unknown.
I have some info on John and Francis but need help on the rest.
Sharon Long

Date: 26 Dec 1999
From: Alice Cox Garrett
Searching for information on the parents or siblings of John COX, who was married to Mary "Polly" HILL.  The 1850 Lauderdale County, Alabama, census lists both John and Mary's place and dates of birth as North Carolina, age 42.  They would have been born about 1808.  Their children were also listed as having been born in NC; however, they were living in Lauderdale County, Alabama about 1840.
Mary HILL, and her immediate ancestors, were born in Carthage, Moore Co., NC. I am not sure where in North Carolina John COX was born.  Any information greatly appreciated.   Alice Cox Garrett


Date: 28 Dec 1999
I am searching the PARRISH families and their ties to the ROANS and DESJAZP. 
Most were in Lauderdale county but some were also in Hardin County, TN. Any one searching these families please contact me. Bill Parrish

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