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Queries (2001)

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: 14 Jan 2001
From: Frank Brandi Ross <>
"WOODS" I'm looking for my grandfathers family. He was Born March 13,1928 in Florence Al. Died Jan. 24, 1993 in Vancouver, Wa. I know that some of his family still resides in Florence. Please email if you have any info. or are related to this man.


Date: 26 Jan 2001
Trying to find spouses for three Nancy Phillips all age 6 in the 1850 Census of Lauderdale Co., AL. 
There is a Nancy Phillips age 6 listed in the household of James M. Phillips and his wife Elizabeth Cole whom I think is the wife of Hugh Bunn Boston without proof; 
 there is a Nancy Phillips age 6 listed in the household of Robert Phillips and his wife Elizabeth Butler whom sources say married a Butler and went to TX;  
there is a Nancy Phillips age 6 in the household of William C. Phillips and his wife Louisa Whitehead.  
Can anyone prove who these three Nancy Phillips or any one of them was married to.
Frank Tate, Jr.
Rogersville, AL

Date: 26 Jan 2001
From: Marjean Mitchell <>
Looking for information on parents or siblings of Martha 'Patsy' Davis born 13 Feb 1812 in South Carolina.  Married Lorenzo Dow Womble (b 1803 TN) in Lauderdale Co. AL on 10 Aug 1840.  Her father may be a Thomas Davis since their second son was named Thomas Franklin.
Marjean Mitchell,  e-mail

Date: 31 Jan 2001
Would like to correspond with desc. of Archer Carroll HUNT b. abt 1825 TN m. Santhy BROWN 5 Dec 1842 in Lauderdale Co., AL. They appear on 1850 cen in Dist. 1 with ch:  Frances 7, Margaret 5, John 4, Joseph 3, William H.H. 3/12.
 I think I can connect this family to Lawrence Co., TN family of Daniel HUNT & Charlott SMITH, dau of Joseph SMITH. Please write Pam Smith at

Date: 2 Feb 2001
From: Kaye Sass
Looking for descendents of person know as Bayless Pomeroy who was a cousin to James B Foster. James B. Foster  was killed on in 1895 while making an arrest.  According to the newspaper account, his cousin Bayless Pomeroy was mentioned and was friends with many in Florence.  I believe the Pomeroys were connected to my Foster line.


Date:  4 Feb 2001
I am looking for information on Joseph E. Cochrane. He was born in Florence and later relocated to Byars, Oklahoma where he raised a family and worked as a physician until his death.   TIA for any information.   Susan Cochrane Morris


Date: 6 Feb 2001
From: Pat Stansbury
I am looking to exchange info on the Jones & Meadows families of Lauderdale Co. between the years 1830-1900. They were living in Florence, Alabama at that time. Pat Stansbury

Date: 17 Feb 2001
From: Betty Pennington
Trying to find someone who knows anything about Jourdan Nipper. I think he had a son named W. J. Nipper who is buried in Bluewater Creek Cemetery in Lauderdale County. His first wife was Margaret, Second wife was Sally Carter. W. J. was born in Jan. 1851 and died Jan 1926. Sally died Jan.24 1916

Date: 19 Feb 2001
From: Lisa Daniels
I am searching for siblings of my grandfather that may be buried in or around Florence, AL.  They would have been Morgan's.  There were 3 of his siblings of that died before he was born and my family would like to find out where they are buried.  My grandfather was born Aug. 1, 1910 in Waterloo, AL and they didn't move to Lawrence County, TN till he was around 10 years old.  I know that this is a long shot but if you can help me or know how I can find out something Please let me know at  Thank you!!!

Date: 27 Feb 2001
From: Flaudy
James Ritter m. Mary Ann Foster, either in TN or in Lauderdale county, GA.  Mary Ann was the daughter of Joel Foster.
Benjamin Franklin Ritter b. 1829 in AL.  He was their eldest child so am assuming they were married in 1827-28.
Does anyone have access to marriages and births for these dates?  Or know anything about either of the two families?Thank you..   Floy Brent 

Date: 5 Mar 2001
From: Micheal L. Bowers <>
I have located Columbia FOWLER in the 1850 census in Lauderdale.  Her future husband William HOLLAND is in the RICHARDS household in that same community.  Is anyone familiar with this family?  There is a Mary age 16 listed below William in the Census, Perhaps a first wife?  Could she have been a RICHARDS? Any info is appreciated.


Date: 13 Mar 2001
Looking for additional info on Mary Ann Bradfield who married Dr. Samuel Skeel on May 13, 1833 in Lauderdale County.  They were married by the Mayor, W.W. Garrard.  This is believed to have been a second marriage for Mary Ann.  It is also believed she might have been the mother of Charles (b. 1824) and Delia (b. c. 1830) Bradfield.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Date: 13 Mar 2001
From: Gary Todd <>
I'm researching the family of PARILEE STORY STUTTS who was documented on the census of Lauderdale Co., AL, in 1850.  She was part of the household of LEONARD WESLEY STUTTS.
Specifically, I am looking for information on the following people in the household of 1850:
          *  PARILEE STORY STUTTS (b. TN, c1829, wife)
          *  MARY STORY (b. IL, c1806, mother of Parilee)
          *  THOMAS FRANKLIN STORY (b. TN, 1837, brother of Parilee)
If you have information on any of the above, please respond:
Arlington, TX
email at work:
email at home: 

Date: 18 Mar 2001
From: <>
I am interested in any information pertaining to the TWITTY (Twiddy, Tweedy, Twedy, etc) family in Lauderdale Co.  My ggg grandfather, William W. Twitty, and his son George Washington Twitty (my gg grandfather) lived there and died in the 1860's. 
Any information would be appreciated. 
Thank you.   Linda Twitty Jones - 

Date: 3 May 2001
From: Jean Edwards
I am researching several Lauderdale County families including: THRASHER, HOLSHOUSEN, ANDERSON, and WHITTEN. Mary Ellen THRASHER married Jabez Heron WHITTEN and they moved to Oklahoma and then Texas. I know some Whittens and Thrashers were in Prague, Lincoln Co., OK at the same time, and there were some THRASHERs in Hunt County, Texas. Does anyone know why and how they moved? Mary Ellen's great-grandmother  Ann HOULSHOUSEN was in Texas by 1840, in Liberty County, but I cannot find a death date for her.    
Thank you, 
Jean Whitten Edwards 
3251 CR 264 
Breckenridge, TX 76424  

Date: 18 May 2001
From: Linda Knowles <> 
I am researching James M.C. Scott, born 1 March 1824 in TN and died 16 June 1891 in Brown County, TX.  He married Nancy Myrick on 24 November 1844 in Lauderdale County, AL.  She was born 1 May 1824 in NC and died 22 July 1907 in Brown County, TX. and was the daughter of James C. and Sallie Myrick. Their children are:  Sarah E., James Alexander, Martha Ann, John H., Nancy E., Frances T., Isom Matthew and Price. This family moved from AL to Hempstead County, AR, then on to Brown County, TX. 

Date: 18 May 2001
From: Linda Knowles <>
I am researching James Calvin Myrick, born 12 August 1791 in Moore County, NC and died about 1880 in MS.  This family came to Lauderdale County, AL in the 1820's with the Richardson, Stutts, Moores and McGee's from Moore County, NC.  James married Sally Richardson in about 1818.  Their children are:  Cynthia Myrick (1819), Elias C. (1820), Nancy Myrick, (1 May 1824), John Richardson (1825), Mary Myrick (December 1829), Hiram Myrick (1835), Isham Myrick (1835), Francis (1837), Sarah Myrick (1839), and Henry Myrick (1841).  Nancy Myrick married James M. C. Scott and at least two of her brothers, Hiram  and Francis, followed her to Hempstead County, AR.

Date: 25 May 2001
I am interested in any information regarding Sanders Phillips who married Sarah Laird, March 6, 1845 in Lauderdale Co. Ala.
Sincerely,    Suki White

Date: 6 Jun 2001
I am searching for any information on this line of Walkers. I don't know if Choate Walker was born in Alabama, but do know that some of his children were born there.  Are there any census lists for Lauderdale co.  that he would be in? Thanks. Patty

Descendants of Choate Walker
CHOATE WALKER  b. abt. 1866, d.____. He married MATTIE WORD. She was born abt. 1871,d. ____.

Children of Choate Walker and Mattie Word:
1. WILLIAM LOVELL WALKER b. June 01, 1886
2. JOHN WALKER b. ____, d. ____.
3. JACK WALKER b. ____, d.____.
4. EZRA NEWTON WALKER  b. May 09, 1906, d. February, 1987 in St. Louis. St. Louis Co., Missouri.
5. MYRTLE WALKER  b. ____, d. ____.
6. LIZZIE WALKER  b. ____, d. ____.
7. MINNIE WALKER  b. ____, d. ____.
8. BIRDIE LEE WALKER  b. ____, d. ____.

b. June 01, 1886 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., Alabama, d. December, 1974 in Garland, Dallas Co., Texas.
He married LILLIE LOUETTA PARUM 1917 in Itasca, Texas. She was born April 27, 1903. She died in Plainview Hospital, Texas, in March of 1958 and is buried in Kress Cemetery, Swisher Co., Texas.

Date: 6 June 2001
My husbands family are from Lauderdale Co. Alabama the surname is Wooten/Wootton/ Wootten.
Benjamin Wootton married Melicia E. Pruitt in 1850 in Lauderdale co. Benjamin died on night when a man stabbed him the temple with a knife.  Have more info on this family.
Tammy Lane 

Date: 23 Jun 2001
From: Ruby Wallace <>
Would like to find any descendants of Zachariah JOHNSTON/JOHNSON, who was in Lauderdale Co., Ala. in 1830.  Also found a Z. C. JOHNSON, age 40,  in Lauderdale Co., Ala. in 1860, with wife (or daughter) Malissa E., age 25. They had the following children: Randolph, age 5; Mary, age 4 and Benjamin, age 1.  This family was living next door to Elijah ELDRIDGE &     his wife, Susan JOHNSON.  Perhaps Z. C. JOHNSON and she are siblings?  Need help in finding the parents of my Susan JOHNSTON & Elijah ELDRIDGE.
Thanks for any help.     Ruby

Date: 6 Jul 2001
From: Maida <>
Would like to contact Loree LaChance who submitted the following query on 09 APR 1997, as the e-mail address is no longer good.
Loree LaChance Wed Apr 9 20:02:22 1997
Currently researching families of John C. CHISHOLM, Rev. Alexander C. CHISHOLM, Rev. Henry GARRARD, Mary BOURLAND, William Washington GARRARD, Sr.
I have lots of information to share, and would enjoy knowing more about them in this area. CHISHOLMs are from Green Hill, Lauderdale Co, AL., and the GARRARD/BOURLANDS are mainly from Florence.       Maida Whitten


Date: 6 Jul 2001
Am Interested in the Location of CLARK"S HOLLOW  Lauderdale County, Alabama.
I believe it would be between Zip City and Greenhill in the northern part of the county. My mother said that she lived in Clark's Hollow as a child, her birth Cit. says she was born in Pruitton, Lauderdale County.   Lawrence 


Date: 6 Jul 2001
From: Dave W <>
Looking for my wife's family history in Lauderdale Co.
PHILLIP LINDSEY, b. November 14, 1848 in Florence, AL d. February 16, 1917 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL m. ELLA CATHERINE OWSLEY Bet. 1870 - 1878 in Florence,  AL Ella was b. February 09, 1857 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL and d. January 03, 1942 in Florence, AL. Several family members are supposed to be buried in a cemetery at Florence.  I found an enrolled Creek member who was named Phillip Lindsey and was about the right age, but we have no indications that Phillip was Native American.

    ELLA LINDSEY,; m. Mr. OWENS. Supposedly an Alabama Senator?
   OLLIE LINDSEY, buried Russell, Arkansas m. James ____ 
   ELIZABETH LINDSEY, b. September 30, 1895, Sheffield, AL; d. Aft. 1987, Tennessee.
   WILLIAM CHARLES LINDSEY b. February 05, 1878 in Florence, AL , d. 1957 in Azusa, California,

WILLIAM CHARLES LINDSEY m. ARKIE DELPHIA WILLIAMS April 05, 1904 in Florence, AL, daughter of GEORGE WILLIAMS and NANCY MACDONALD (Native American). She was b. April 29, 1887 in Windsor, AL and d. September 23, 1978 in San Dimas, Los Angeles, Califfornia
       i.       NORA AURELIA LINDSEY
       iii.       PAUL PHILLIP LINDSEY
       iv.       ELLA LOUISE LINDSEY
       v.       ROBERT LEROY LINDSEY
Dave White, Oregon 

Date; 6 Jul 2001
From: Alice Cox Garrett
The Cox-Hill family was living in Lauderdale CO, AL in the early 1840's.  Searching for any information on the parents or siblings of John Cox who was listed in the 1850 Lauderdale CO., AL census as 42 years of age born in NC.  His spouse Mary "Polly" Hill, also listed as 42 years of age, born in NC, was born in Carthage, Moore CO., NC, as were their six children; Wiley b. ca. 1830, Mary Elizabeth b. Dec. 10, 1832; Martin VanBuren b. Aug 27, 1835; Hiram, CSA b. Oct 15, 1837; William b. 1839; P. Anderson b. January 28, 1842.  I have been unable to find any information in NC (or anywhere else) on their marriage, or the parents or siblings of John Cox.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Alice Cox Garrett 

Date: July 10, 2001
Looking for any information on my great-grandfather Johnson (C. maybe J ) Long and his wife Eugenia Clopton.  I do not have any birth or death dates.  They are both listed in the 1910 US Census as living in Florence AL.  In 1920 Eugenia is listed as head of household.  Living at 649 North Poplar, Florence AL.  They had three sons, Clopton J. ,  Mason W. & Clifford H.  We think that Johnson may have been born sometime in 1876 and Eugenia sometime in 1880.   Any help is greatly appreciated
Karen Long      e-mail address 

Date: 13 Jul 2001
Looking for information on Alison Hall and his wife Nancy. Son was John A. Hall who was married to Maggie Rhodes. All are buried at Mt.Tabor Cementary in Lauderdale Co. Alison and Nancy do not have a tombstone--need dates of their birth and death. 

Date: 19 Jul 2001 
From: Joyce Barber 
Seeking information on Seaborn Garrett, brother of Calvin Garrett who was born 1822 in South Carolina and died May 1, 1890 in Lauderdale Co., Alabama. I believe the 1850 census has them listed as follows: Garrard, Calvin age 28, with family Sousiannah wife age 31, Lucinda age 8, Thomas age 6, Kissiah age 4, James age 2, and Rebecca age 10/12, and brother Ceybourn Garrard age 24 school teacher. I need to know if this Ceybourn Garrard is the same as Seaborn Garrett who married Sophia M. Irby in 1854 in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi. Calvin and Seaborn's older brother Sion was living in Pontotoc Co. at that time. In 1860 both Sion and Seaborn were living in Columbia Co., Arkansas. Joyce Barber (E-mail )

Date: 28 Jul 2001
My grandmother was a Nancy TAYLOR DYAR  and is buried at the Blue Water Cemetery and there the story has ended for my research. No one living remembers anything concerning her. She died at age 39. I do not know who her husband was or where she came from. This I would like to know.  Thank You,   Faye  

Date: 29 Jul 2001
From: Mary Newell
I am seeking information on Florence RAYBURN PARRISH. She was married to Albert PARRISH in Feb. 1904 in Lauderdale County AL. Her date of birth is Jan. 31, 1887. I have the name Harold "Jack" for her father but have nothing further back than that. Florence's first name was Emma. I know she is buried at Evergreen cemetery and believe she may have lived in the Wright community as a young girl. I would love to know what Harold's father's name was and also a date of birth for Harold. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Mary 

Date: 11 Aug 2001
Searching for information on William Wesley Stutts (born and named John Stutts) from Moore Cty NC (Son of John (gentleman) John Stutts et al to Jacob I from Moore Cty.  His first wife was Sarah Jane Massey. They lived in Center Star with relatives in Rogersville. Am trying to verify that Wm Wesley was in fact named John at birth.  Any help and references will be appreciated.  William F. Stutts 

Date: 12 Aug 2001 
From: ronnie england 
I am looking for information about Mollie Bevis.  She was married the first time to Orlando Parish and the second time to John Mckelvey.  I think her mother's name was Mary but I don't know her maiden name.  They lived out in the Savannah road area.  I would like to find out who her parents were and any other info. I really would appreciate it.   Shirley


Date: 3 Sep 2001
From: Tracy Criswell
James Hood Simpson and Elizabeth Smith Simpson, son Henry Smith Simpson b. 8-24-1847. Owned a property in Florence or Green Hills around mid 1850s inherited from Henry D. Smith.

Date: 5 Sep 2001 
From: Glen R. Hale 
Looking for information on the families of James W. Parum and Quevia Lucille "Vinnie" Callahan (his wife), and of H. S. "Choate" Walker and "Mattie" Martha Emily Word (his wife). The Parum family was in Culman Co., AL 1900. They moved to Lauderdale Co., AL., by 1904, when James died in a well cleaning accident. Vinnie remarried to Harden Gregory, and they are listed on the 1910 Lauderdale Co., AL census. 
H. S. "Choate" Walker, b. ca. Jan 1868 AL. His initials MAY stand for "Hamilton Sheridan," but this is unproven! Is there a connection between he and Hamilton Walker who appears on the 1870 Limestone Co., AL census? Supposed to be Native American blood in either the Walker or Word family. 
Mattie was the daughter of John Word and Lizzie Milton/Melton. Any information appreciated! My email: LLLHALE@YAHOO.COM 


Date: 30 Sep 2001
From: Mary Newell
Need info about a Carrie M. Edwards who lived in Lauderdale County AL in 1910. According to the 1910 census she was  81 years old at that time and lived in the Waterloo community. Have been  able to locate a few details. She had a daughter named Mary, possible nickname "Mattie" and a granddaughter named Florence Rayburn living in her home. Any information appreciated. Especially would like the name of Carrie Edwards' husband , who must have died prior to 1900, since she was listed as a widow at that time. Anything at all would be welcome. Thanks, Mary


Date: 9 Oct 2001
From: Eleanor Spreitzer
      I am attempting to find the names of the parents of my great great grandfather James French.  James and Elizabeth Rice French were married in Lauderdale County in l847.  We believe James' father was Jeremiah French - who died in Lauderdale County around l832.  However we have no documentation showing this. 
     Jeremiah French was the son of Benjamin French of Limestone County and later of Lauderdale County. We understand that Jeremiah and his wife (Jane?) died rather young and their seven sons and one daughter were probably sent to live with various relations.
     Any suggestions as to how we might be able to confirm James French was the son of Jeremiah French - who by the way was the son of Benjamin French of Limestone County and later of Lauderdale County - will be greatly appreciated.


Date: 14 Oct 2001
From: Ricky Harris
I am looking for any information on the Wallace family in Lauderdale Co.  Of particular interest is Thomas Yate (1866-1952) and Alice Hooie Wallace (1872-1919) and any of their children Everett Calvin (1897-?)-Floyd Wallace (1894-?) or Minnie Earline Wallace (1892-?).  Thomas Yate is the son of Samuel Marion Wallace (1833-1922) and Rhoda Stapler Chander (1835-1917).  Samuel is the son of William Wallace (1802-1887) and Mahala Satterfield (1807-1858).  Any information on any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated.  I also have a lot of information I'd be glad to share with anyone that has these individuals or family members.  Thanks,  Rebecca Wallace Harris


Date: 17 Oct 2001
From: Kaye Sass 
Looking for descendents of Jesse N Grisham and Gracey Whitehead.  I have seen a photo of Jesse with second wife but none of Gracy and Jesse.  Would love to communicate with other descendents of my ancestors and possibly obtain photo via print or negative.  Any help appreciated.   
Kaye in FL 


Date: 23 Oct 2001 
Seeking Information of Jonathan B. Young's parents. He was born in 1818. The first records I have of him is his marriage to Mary Sharp , 1835, in Lauderdale County, Alabama. They had five children,

Matilda b 1837
Charles M b 1840
James b 1842
Julian b 1845
Mary Ann b 1847

Apparently Mary Sharp died between 1847 and 1850, for Jonathan married Margaret A. Carr in 1850 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. They had six children,

William P. b 1853
John A. b 1854
Thomas W. b 1858
Bettie W. b 1861
Robert Henry b 1864
Bertha b 1868

Margaret Carr was the daughter of John "Jack" Carr and Elizabeth Womack.
I have no information on Jonathan's first family. I would appreciate a lead on them.

Carl Allen Young

Date: 3 Nov 2001
From: Parker/McClure Family Tree
I am seeking information on the family of Daniel Oliver (b: circa 1804 in England/Scotland).  He is listed in the 1830-1870 census for Lauderdale County.  Information from the 1870 census is as follows: 

          Dwelling 501 Household 487
          Oliver, Daniel     81 M W Farmer              Scotland 
                  J. Rose       58 F W Keeping House Tennessee
                  Francis       22 M W Farmhand          Alabama
                  Mary            32 F W                             Alabama
                 John             14 M W Farmhand          Alabama
                 Mary             18 F W                             Alabama
                 Charley          7 M W                             Alabama
                 Lorena           4 F W                              Alabama
                 Elizabeth        1 F W                             Alabama
          Cokeland, Alex   26 M W Farmhand         Alabama

Particularly interested in Mary Jane Oliver who married Thomas Polk (m: Feb 14, 1861 Trinity Episcopal Church)  Mary Jane and Thomas had one daughter Loreana Hester Polk who later married Enoch Rufus (Bud) Hendrix.  Thomas Polk was apparently deceased by 1870 as Mary and her daughter are back living with her mother and father.  Mary Jane later married Alexander Copeland (Cokeland) in the census, who was a farm hand for her father. Any information on this family is appreciated. Micheal

Date: 8 Nov 2001 
From: Chuck Hollis 
My grandfather, Wm. Curtis Hollis, b. 1893, migrated with his family from Anderson, Lauderdale County, AL, to East Texas about 1900.  He was known as Curtis Hollis and married Martha Jane "Mattie" Jeffcoat.  He had a brother, Joe, who was a barber in Jasper County, TX; another brother, name unk, who lived in Crockett, Houston County, TX; and a sister, Icey (sp ?), who lived in Corsicana, TX. 
Charles E. "Chuck" Hollis
Sacramento, CA

Date: 12 Nov 2001
I am looking for a lady or her family by the name of Annie Lamay. The last known place we knew she was living was Florence Al. She was a sister to my husbands grandmother Alice Ramsey. We would like to get in touch with her family to see if they have any knowledge of Alice and Annie's mother Martha Elliott Ramsey or her family the Willinghams. Thank you for your time and trouble.   Jean Johnson

Date:  22 November 2001
From:  Lisa Cox
I am looking for information on George W. Cox.  He married Mary Francis "Fannie" Lipscomb in 1865.  Later they moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas.  They had three children: Calvin Breedlove Cox, Armistead Cox, and Elizabeth Cox Jordon. George Cox worked for the Parks Department in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  He and Fannie were separated for many years and he died in Arkansas or Oklahoma.  Any information would be helpful, but particularly his birthplace/date, and parents' names. Thank you.

Date: 5 Dec 2001
From: Richard Johnson
Looking for any information on Elisha Travis Johnson - I know he lived in the Tishomingo/Hardin/Lauderdale counties area in 1860 because he joined the 34th Conf Inf from Hardin County, but I can't find him there.  He may have come back in 1870 and then left for northern Tennessee by 1880.  Any information or leads would be appreciated.  Richard

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