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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 5 Feb 2003
From: Chuck Haynes
looking for information on Robert Henry Haynes of waterloo, he was married to Pamela Jane Barrier. I think they were born about 1850's
ROBNETT / ROBINETT / ROBINETTE
Date: 10 Feb 2003
Looking for the parents and grandparents of Edward B. Robnett born April 28, 1870 died July 29, 1948 and his wife Sarah B. Robnett born September 25, 1883 died December 24th, 1974
He may have been a brother or uncle to Lonnie Robnett born Aug 10, 1908 died August 12, 1977. His wife was Ora Mae Robnett, born July 9, 1913, died Jan 3, 1974.
All four are buried in the HILL cemetery, AL Cty Rd 25. I am looking for anyone connected or knowing of connections to this family. Where did they come from? Tenn? Ohio? What was Sarah's maiden name - no pun intended - Sarah, Edward's wife was a full-blooded Cherokee. They are my great, great grandparents, as their daughter Cora Robnett Flippo was my grandmother's mother. Also, Cora had a brother, Marvin Robnett.
Anyone who knows please write
Wendy Joyce Cabler
Date: 24 Feb 2003
Looking for data on Osben Isaac Tolen and marriage to Pearl Hill. Reply to: Thank you, James T. Tolen
Date: 18 Mar 2003
Dennis Springer b 15 Nov 1768 d 17 Aug 1842 in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL., burial: Old City Cem, Lexington, Lauderdale, AL. M'd: ABT. 1791 in Union District/County, ?SC to 1 Margaret "Peggy" ( could Goforth have been her maiden name) b: 1776 in VA.
They were my ancestor and here is my webpage for them:
CAMPBELL - HOLT - DOTSON - RELEFORD
Date: 9 Apr 2003
From: Patricia Lawrence
Seeking information on John Campbell and Eliza Holt Campbell. Also seeking information on any Dotson and Releford.
EDWARDS - RAYBURN
Date: 11 Apr 2003
From: Mary Newell
Still desperatly seeking any information on my G G grandparents, Carrie and ? Edwards. They were born in the 1820's and had at least one child Mary Elizabeth Edwards born in 1854 in MS. Mary Elizabeth married Howell Jackson Rayburn and gave birth to a daughter, Emma Florence Rayburn, in 1887 in Lauderdale County AL. In 1900 and 1910 both Mary Elizabeth and Carrie were widows and living in same household in Waterloo area. Emma Florence married Albert Parrish in 1904 and continued to live in or near Lauderdale County AL for the rest of her life. Have been unable to find anything at all on Mary Elizabeth and Carrie after the 1910 census. Mary Elizabeth's husband, H. J. (Howell Jackson) Rayburn is buried at Wright Cemetery, but cannot find a burial site for her or her mother Carrie. Will be eternally grateful for any help. Thanks. Mary
Date: 20 Apr 2003
Mr. Perry is the father of my mother whom she never met, as he was shot and killed on College St in 1934. I have gathered from newspaper that he had a sister named Dolly from Florence, a sister named Nellie Jones from Sheffield and a sister named Mae Besheares. Any info much appreciated
Phillip James <><
LAKEY - COOK
Date: 24 May 2003
From: Lakey, John
Looking for any information on LAKEY (LAKY) family -- especially John LAKEY who married Anny COOK in 1835. Lucy, Lydia, and Betsy LAKEY marriages about the same time (below).
Also, looking for any information concerning Anderson, Thomas and James LAKEY children in 1850 Census living with COOK, KENNEDY, and LEWIS families.
LAUDERDALE CO AL MARRIAGES:
1831 Laky, Lucy + Huzza, Robert
1834 Laky, Lydia + Loving, Tennessee .
1835 LAKEY, John + COOK, Anny
1837 Lacky, Betsy + Hill, William
[1847 Laky, Lydia divorces Loving, Tennessee]
1850 Laky, Lydia + Strong, Thomas (2nd Marriage)
1850 LAUDERDALE CO AL CENSUS: LAKEY 303B-358B-359B
27 COOK, Thomas 28 Tenn. Farmer
Roseanah 40 S.C.
William 4 Miss.
Anderson LAKEY 9 Miss.
802 KENNEDY, George 71 N.C. None
Mary 66 N.C.
Thomas LAKEY 12 Ala
818 LEWIS, James 50 N.C. None
Nancy 58 N.C.
Quebec (male) 22 N.C. Laborer
Wiley 19 N.C. Carpenter
Thomas LAKEY 12 Ala.
James LAKEY 10 Ala.
Date: 24 Jun 2003
From: Barbara Guin
Researching my Bryant surnames in Lauderdale County. My great-grandfather James W. Bryant lived with his wife and children, Mobelis, William, Sarah, Mary, James C., Sterling and David Bryant. I'd appreciate any information other researchers may have on this family. Barbara Bryant Guin
DAVISON / DAVIDSON - STUTTS - YARBROUGH
Date: 28 Jun 2003
From: "vehood" <>
Davison, Anderson L. born NC 1815....Parents unknown. married 1842 to Margaret Ann Stutts. Was a school teacher on the 1860 census. Lauderdale Cty Ala.. initials mis-spelled as A.S. Davidson. Margaret & children in Giles Cty by 1870,
thereafter, she re-married to a man named Yarbrough. Looking for Death Data and parents names of Anderson L. Davison...(spelling as per marriage license)
CASSEL - BAILEY - FERGUSON
Date: 9 Jul 2003
From: "K. Anne Russo" <>
I'm looking for any information on the Cassel family of Lauderdale Co. They also have ties to Lawrence Co., TN. and are related to the Bailey and Ferguson lines.
BULLOCK - STEVENS
Date: 21 Jul 2003
From: Lee Freeman
Looking for any information regarding a firm in Florence called “BULLOCK and STEVENS: Dealers of Fine Horses & Niggers, Florence , Alabama , 1853.” We have a slave collar with the above inscription on it but so far cannot find any record of this firm. We need information to help us verify and authenticate that this slave collar did come from Florence . Any information greatly appreciated
RICE - PETTUS
Date: 27 Jul 2003
From: "Donna" <>
I am looking for the parents and grandparents of Nathan Rice and Harriett (Pettus) Rice, married 04-24-1820 in Lauderdale County.
PALFREY - DAVIS
Date: 28 Jul 2003
From: "Cheramie Breaux" <>
I am looking for any connection to, information about Robert Jenkins Palfrey and wife, Camilla Davis Palfrey. Camilla died in Bailey Springs, 1858. I believe they had children born in Lauderdale Co.
Please email to me at
Always searching Hebert, Davis, Lux, Bordelon, Sawyer, Wilson and many others, all online at
GIBBS - PRICE
Date: 4 Aug 2003
From: mary mayes
Lizzie Gibbs-m-Pony Slyvester Price, He went by the name of "Sid Price. They lived at Waterloo AL, in lauderdale County when they were married, They moved to Hardin County TN, across the State line. They had seven children, who moved to Ark, after the death of Pony Slyvester Price. He died of T.B. A Girbert Gibbs, who was a cousin to my mother Lizzie Gibbs told me that Sid just wandered into Waterloo AL, and got a room with the Gibbs family, said he didn't know where he came from, but he played a fiddle, and he drank a lot. Any one out there that can tell me anything? Thanks, Mary (Mangum) Mayes
SCOTT - CARROLL - YOUNG - DARBY - JOHNSON - RHODES
Date: 11 Aug 2003
From: Joan Hall
Looking for information regarding William Taylor Scott and wife, Sarah Frances Carroll who lived in the Gravelly Springs area. Children were: William Floyd, Florence, Lola, Jo, Ernest, Heslup and Nannie. William T. Scott and Sarah Carroll were listed in the 1870 Colbert Co. Census. They apparently married abt. Dec. 1869. They are on the 1900 Lauderdale County Census with several of their children. Jo Scott and Lola Scott married brothers, Jessee Young and James A. Young. Nannie Scott married Benjamin W. Darby. William Floyd Scott moved to Texas prior to 1912 and married Maggie Pauline Johnson in Bonham, Texas. He remained in Texas until the late 1950's when he returned to Sheffield, Ala. William Floyd Scott was my grandfather. I believe Sarah's parents were Jesse Carroll and Nancy Rhodes. Any information on them or the parents of William Taylor Scott would be appreciated. Joan Hall
GIBBS - CHANY
Date: 15 Aug 2003
From: mary mayes
Need help with this line!
Flem GIBBS-1880 CENSUS,LAUDERDALE County AL. Children: David Gibbs, Nancy Gibbs, Ann Gibbs, Isbell Gibbs, Sallie Gibbs, Lucy Gibbs, Flem and wife (Not listed here, came from VA) My Grandfather William Gibbs, who married Harriet Chany, might have a connection here. I can't find anything about, this family past this 1880 CENSUS ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE? Thank You, Mary (Mangum) Mayes
KELLY / KELLEY - BRATTON - CRUMPTON - MELTON
Date: 20 Aug 2003
Searching for information of John J. Kelly b.1828 in TN married Letty R. Melton b. 1838 in TN. Together they had 5 children in TN;
George W.(married Serene Vaughn-McDonald),
Amanda J. (married B. Vaughn),
William (married Mary Crumpton),
John (never married) and
Mary Mollie (married Mitchell Crumpton).
They moved to Oakland, Lauderdale Co., AL around 1870 and had another child Robert L. Kelley b. 1878.
Robert married Jaley Crumpton who died about 1904 and then Robert married Selina Kate Bratton (b.1888 in TX.) Katie's parents are Levi and Mary Ellen Milford-Bratton. They moved to McNairy Co., TN about 1930. Would like to exchange any information.
Thank You, Patty Birdsong
TUCKER - COBB
Date: 7 Sep 2003
From: Patricia Daniel
TUCKER, Ella I would appreciate any information you have on this
person. She married Richmond S. Cobb in 1919.
Date: 19 Sep 2003
Looking for information on Scott and Martha Collier these are my grandparents. It is as if they dropped out the sky and landed in Lauderdale county Alabama. I know they spend the last days of their life in Mt hope. My grandmother was Mattie Etheline Collier. With a sister Etta and a Brother Percy and a brother William. Please help!! Mattie died in Florence 1962.
PARRISH - HEWS - HOLLAND
Date: 30 Oct 2003
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON A JAMES PARRISH BORN 1825 TENNESSEE MARRIED A CATHERINE HEWS BORN TENNESSEEE PARENTS OF JAMES PARRISH WAS VALENTINE PARRISH AND BETSY HOLLAND WAS IN GOOCHLAND VA AND SOME OF THEM WENT TO GRANVILLE NC BUT JAMES WAS IN TENNESSEE AROUND 1846 . CHILDREN OF JAMES AND CATHERINE ARE MARTHA 1846 TN, BETTIE 1849 TN , HARRY 1850 ALA, LAWSON 1852 ALA, M NANCY HOLT , TEXANNA 1856 ALA , FLEIX 1857 A LA M ELIZABETH REEVES, HARRIET 1860 ALA., FANNIE 1861 ALA M WILL SMITH MY GRANDMA VINSON HALF BRO DEB 1864 ALA AND WESLEY MY GRANDPA M NANNIE BET VINSON ALA 1888 SO IT SHOWS JAMES AND CATHERINE LEFT TN AND WENT TO ALAABAMA ANY INFO BE APPRECIATED LETHA PARRISH BROWM. JAMES AND CATHERINE ARE MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS . THANKS
HAYNES - TURPIN
Date: 31 Oct 2003
From: Brenda (Haynes) Bohannon
I am looking for any info an Henry Haynes b. about 1780 in SC. He married Nancy Turpin in Lauderdale Co. on Nov.26,1842 by D. N. Marlin, Justis of the Peace. I am also seeking any info on the following names, somewhere around Waterloo, AL and/or Hardin Co., TN. They are as follows:
Henry James Haynes (known to family as "Bolin")
Andrew (ANDY) Ledford Haynes
Lonie Luther Haynes--born in AL
If anyone can help me in my search it would be greatly appreciated.
Brenda (Haynes) Bohannon
BALENTINE - PUGH
Date: 7 Nov 2003
From: Sonya McLauchlin
Does anyone have ANY information at all on Leander Balentine who was married to Martha Alice Pugh and had 8 children with her? I'm guessing he would've been born somewhere around 1880, and maybe married around 1900 or so. They lived in Lauderdale Co., AL and he left her sometime in the 1920's and remarried a woman by a name of Ruby (?) or something close. They moved to Arkansas and had more children. I have reason to believe his MOTHER was a Balentine, and he took her last name. I also believe he died in the 1950's and was buried in Lauderdale County. ANYthing would be appreciated.
PERRY - BALCH - PATMORE - PIERSON
Date: 8 Nov 2003
Perry, James Dewitt
Born June 17, 1888 in Lauderdale Co., AL
Died Nov 09, 1964 (Buried Romine Cemetery, Rogersville, AL)
Married (1) Cora Alice Balch, March 4, 1908
Children: Odis Dallas Perry 1908-1974
Samuel Joseph Perry 1911 - about 1975
John Rickmon Perry 1915-1973 (my father)
Lennie Ann Perry 1917-1984
Janie Belle Perry 1919-1992
Married (2)Nora Chandler Bedingfield 1891-1955
This Perry family is direct descendants of the First President Of Yale University, from their Mother, Elvira Patmore married Samuel George Perry. Elvira's mother was Margaret Pierson.
Jane Perry Greene
MINTON - HATHCOAT
Date: 7 Dec 2003
From: Donnas Admire
Need help with family of John MINTON b 1803 SC, d aft 1885. Family was in Lauderdale Co AL 1840-1880+. Married 1st Siner b 1803 SC d 1853 Lauderdale Co AL; known children; George, Amanda, William, John, Isaac, Richard. 2nd married Jane HATHCOAT; two children James Albert and Charles Butler. Thank You, Donnas Admire
COX - LIPSCOMB -4TH AL INF
Date: 14 Dec 2003
Hello to all I am hunting other Cox's of Lauderdale Co. Al. My gg grandfather George W.Cox was born in 1842. I believe his father might be William but have no proof of this just a guess from census. George W. was in the Civil War all four years he was in Co.H 4th Al.Inf. after the war he married Mary Frances (Fannie) Lipscomb they were married December of 1865. They had three children George Armstead, Calvin Breedlove, Elizabeth. They later moved to Arkansas George died in Fort Smith Arkasas July 22,1916. If anyone is connected to this family I would like to hear from you. I also would like to hear from other descendant's who had ancestors in the 4 th Al.Inf.
Thank you very much