Queries (2006 - 2007 - 2008)

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 lauderdalealgenweb@gmail.com.

 

McDONALD
From: Casey McDonald 
Date: 2 Jan 2006
I am looking for history, stories and information surrounding the John & Margaret McDonald family (children: Amos, Matthew, Elias, Thomas A., Joseph E.) having arrived here from Lawrence Co, TN in the early 1800's. I have a very reliable copy of William Lindsey McDonald's genealogy of this family, but I am making a trip to this region this summer and could use any info on the area, places to see, cemetery directions, etc.
Gratefully,
Casey McDonald (descendant of Elias M. McDonald)
Lexington, KY

SMITH - MOBLEY - WINBURN
From: Denise Flynn
Date: 5 Jan 2006
I am seeking information on SMITH AND MOBLEY. 
I don't have much information at this time....the names I have are:   
Lucille MOBLEY born 29 March 1906 she married Walter WINBURN 
The information I have has Rosalitta SMITH Mobley as her mother.......and that she was from the Sheffield and/or Florence Alabama area. 
Thanks in advance, 
Denise Flynn

MCCLAIN - MCLANE - SKINNER - YARBER 
From: Sherrytem@comcast.net
Date 10 Jan 2006
Researching these families who were in Lauderdale county by 1830.  Specifically John McClain born abt 1811 and wife Mary Jane? or Shorty?  Yarber? born abt 1814.     Thanks, Sherrytem@comcast.net

CHRISTIAN
From: Glenda Banyar
Date: 19 Jan 2006
Can anyone tell me about a shoe repair shop owned by Garrett Christian , in the 1930's in downtown Florence.     Thanks Glenda Banyar gbanyar@neo.rr.com

PRUITT - HOWELL
From: CHARLES HOWELL
Date: 28 Feb 2006
I have an original from Lauderdale County :
1869 Tax receipt for T. D. Pruitt
March 1, 1858 copy of land patent for Henry A. Pruitt Signed(?) by President Buchanan
Oath of allegiance of Thos Pruett Jan 20, 1864 in Paducah, Ky but a citizen of Lauderdale County

I am looking for Robert Marion Howell likely from ALA Born 1835 died in 1911 in Dawson Springs Ky     Lived in Nashville from abt 1865 to abt 189?
Charlie Howell
4000 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205
615-297-7206


McGEE - RICHARDSON
From: Wendy Joyce Cabler
Date: 18 Apr 2006
For all of you McGee researchers here in our county, please tell me if you can verify my recent find.  Jacob McGee (born circa 1776) and Elizabeth Richardson were the parents of William W. McGee born in 1815.  Does it seem right, then, that they were also the parents of Abraham, born in 1828, and Welcome, born in 1832?  They had numerous children and 
I keep finding records that people have created that indicate that this is so.  If this is so, then Jacob, is indeed, the link between the Killen/Greenhill McGees and the Central McGees.  Please let me know if you can verify this information - eirinnaigne@comcast.net  Thanks!  Wendy Joyce Cabler

BEARD - WILKES, WILKS
From: Ed Beard
Date 20 Apr 2006
     My name is Ed Beard. Jabez Beard and Sally Sarah (Wilkes [Wilks]) Beard, my Great-Great-Great Grandparents, owned and farmed land in northern Lauderdale Co in the early to mid 1800’s. They are buried on their former farm and I have pictures of the graves and of Sally. I can be contacted at crusty01@earthlink.net   Ed Beard.

ROBERTSON - GRAY - REEVES - NORTHCUTT - PEARSON - DOLAN - DURR
From: RRG410@aol.com
Date: 23 Apr 2006
     I recently discovered a branch of my ROBERTSON Family in Green Hill, Lauderdale Co., Alabama. This is what I have: 
          Descendants of Christopher ROBERTSON      
 1   Christopher ROBERTSON  1757 - 1806 b: Aft. 1757  (probably TN) s/o Col. Charles ROBERTSON of Washington Co., TN ..  +    
.... 2   James ROBERTSON
.... 2   John William ROBERTSON    
.... 2   Jonathan ROBERTSON 
.... 2   Isaac ROBERTSON
.... 2   Nancy ROBERTSON   
..  ........  +John GRAY   
.... 2   Christopher W. ROBERTSON  1801 - 1881 b: Abt. 1801  
............  +REEVES  b: in of Maury Co., TN  
......... 3   Thomas Jefferson ROBERTSON 1834 - b: February 06, 1834 in Alabama  
.................  +Mary Jane NORTHCUTT  b: in Of Huntsville, Madison Co.,  AL Father: NORTHCUTT Mother: PEARSON 
.............. 4   [1] William T. ROBERTSON  1860 - b: Abt. 1860 in Alabama  
.............. 4   [2] James Gideon ROBERTSON  1864 - b: Abt. 1864 in Alabama  
.............. 4   [3] John B. ROBERTSON 1868 - b: Abt. 1868 in Alabama  
.............. 4   [4] Dr. Charles A. ROBERTSON 1869 - b: March 06, 1869  
...........................  +[5] Annie DOLAN 
 *2nd Wife of [4] Charles A. ROBERTSON:    
...........................  +[6] Lucille DURR 
.............. 4   Martha ROBERTSON 1862 - b: Abt. 1862 in Alabama  
 *2nd Wife of Thomas Jefferson ROBERTSON:    
...............  +Lizzie 1834 - b: Abt. 1834 in Alabama  
......... 3   William ROBERTSON  
......... 3   Asa ROBERTSON  
......... 3   James ROBERTSON   
......... 3   Simon ROBERTSON   
......... 3   Peeler ROBERTSON   
......... 3   David ROBERTSON 
......... 3   Williamson ROBERTSON  
......... 3   Keziah ROBERTSON 
......... 3   Sarah ROBERTSON  
......... 3   Margaret ROBERTSON    
......... 3   Martha ROBERTSON 
    Please excuse any errors as I have not verified all of this information. I located a 
Litle ROBERTSON 65 yrs. born TN MW

Lenna 57 TN female
Marcy 13 female AL
 Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 1 Range 9, Lauderdale, Alabama; Roll: M593_21; Page: 454; Image: 393. This is the correct age for my Christopher ROBERTSON who supposedly died in Green Hill, Lauderdale Co., AL in abt 1881. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,  Linda Cashen Gaunt


McMAHEN - McMAHAN - McMAHON - HARRISON - McKENZIE - HAYS - 
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Apr 2006
     1830 Lauderdale Co., census, AL
McMAHON, John C. 20001-00020001
[John C. McMahon m Susannah Harrison, 22 Nov 1827, Lauderdale Co AL]
     He was a son of David and Sarah McMahen (said to of Co Clare, Ireland?) of Pendleton District/Abbeville District 1795-1804+SC, 1810-1822 TN, to AL 1822, he died 1828 AL. Sarah moved to Hardeman Co., TN as did James Allen and Hugh Blair and Robert B. John C. stayed in AL; son buried in Luke Harrison Cem, age 2, Hugh Blair McMahan.
     Brothers: Robert B., William, Hugh Blair McMahen b. 1804 SC d 1880 AR, James Allen b. 1802 SC d TN 1832, John C. McMahan of Lauderdale Co., AL, and maybe Richard (not the one m. Tabitha McKenzie in AL); might be a son, Thomas Jefferson McMahan b. 1812 TN, m. Fruza Hays, lived Madison Co., TN. David family lived Rutherford Co., TN in 1810 and 1820; moved to Lauderdale Co., AL in 1822. David's estate papers there.
     Hugh Blair McMahen named two sons James Allen McMahan/en, dau Fruza; John C. named a son James Allen McMahen; James Allen McMahen b. 1802 d 1832 son William Vincent McMahen named a son James Allen McMahen; and Thomas Jefferson McMahan's eldest son was James Allen McMahan b. 1833. They say that Sarah McMahen insisted on the name Allen being used. She was in 1830 census Hardeman Co., TN; so died after 1830.
     Does anyone know the name of the book published with the last 5 years on Lauderdale Co., AL title? And where to obtain one?
     Any help on the parents of David and Sarah McMahen/an/on above appreciated.

Barbara McMahen Rushing, descendant of Rev. Hugh Blair McMahen b. 1804 SC.

ROBERTSON - GRAY - REEVES - NORTHCUTT - PEARSON - DOLAN - DURR
From: RRG410@aol.com
Date: 23 Apr 2006
     I recently discovered a branch of my ROBERTSON Family in Green Hill, Lauderdale Co., Alabama. This is what I have: 
          Descendants of Christopher ROBERTSON      
 1   Christopher ROBERTSON  1757 - 1806 b: Aft. 1757  (probably TN) s/o Col. Charles ROBERTSON of Washington Co., TN ..  +    
.... 2   James ROBERTSON
.... 2   John William ROBERTSON    
.... 2   Jonathan ROBERTSON 
.... 2   Isaac ROBERTSON
.... 2   Nancy ROBERTSON   
..  ........  +John GRAY   
.... 2   Christopher W. ROBERTSON  1801 - 1881 b: Abt. 1801  
............  +REEVES  b: in of Maury Co., TN  
......... 3   Thomas Jefferson ROBERTSON 1834 - b: February 06, 1834 in Alabama  
.................  +Mary Jane NORTHCUTT  b: in Of Huntsville, Madison Co.,  AL Father: NORTHCUTT Mother: PEARSON 
.............. 4   [1] William T. ROBERTSON  1860 - b: Abt. 1860 in Alabama  
.............. 4   [2] James Gideon ROBERTSON  1864 - b: Abt. 1864 in Alabama  
.............. 4   [3] John B. ROBERTSON 1868 - b: Abt. 1868 in Alabama  
.............. 4   [4] Dr. Charles A. ROBERTSON 1869 - b: March 06, 1869  
...........................  +[5] Annie DOLAN 
 *2nd Wife of [4] Charles A. ROBERTSON:    
...........................  +[6] Lucille DURR 
.............. 4   Martha ROBERTSON 1862 - b: Abt. 1862 in Alabama  
 *2nd Wife of Thomas Jefferson ROBERTSON:    
...............  +Lizzie 1834 - b: Abt. 1834 in Alabama  
......... 3   William ROBERTSON  
......... 3   Asa ROBERTSON  
......... 3   James ROBERTSON   
......... 3   Simon ROBERTSON   
......... 3   Peeler ROBERTSON   
......... 3   David ROBERTSON 
......... 3   Williamson ROBERTSON  
......... 3   Keziah ROBERTSON 
......... 3   Sarah ROBERTSON  
......... 3   Margaret ROBERTSON    
......... 3   Martha ROBERTSON 
Please excuse any errors as I have not verified all of this information. 
     I located a Litle ROBERTSON 65 yrs. born TN MW 
                      Lenna 57 TN female
                      Marcy 13 female AL
Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 1 Range 9, Lauderdale, Alabama; Roll: M593_21; Page: 454; Image: 393. This is the correct age for my Christopher ROBERTSON who supposedly died in Green Hill, Lauderdale Co., AL in abt 1881. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,  Linda Cashen Gaunt

PRICE - WHITSETT
From: Price, Jerry L.
Date: 21 May 2006
     I found Wilson Whitsett and his family in the 1850 Lauderdale County, District One Census. Living with him was Benjamin Price, age 65 and Jane Eliza Price, age 63.  They lived quite near my ggg-grandmother Rachel Price. Her husband Martin A. Price disappeared between the 1840 and 1850 Census. I am trying to get a connection between Martin A. Price born 1799 in Kentucky and Benjamin Price born 1785 in Kentucky and living
close together in the 1850 census of Lauderdale County, AL. It seems too much to be a coincidence. I have more data on the Prices of KY-TN-AL and will be happy to share information.

HAMMONDS - SHELTON
From: Gailinman53@aol.com
Date: 26 May 2006
     Does anyone know of a school located in the Grassy Community of Lauderdale County, Al other than the one that is a now a church located on Hwy 64 east?  It is rumored that one existed in the late 1800's or early 1900's on a little branch that ran through the property.  Some of the people in the area were Hammonds,  and Shelton,.  If anyone knows, I would appreciate their information.  Thank you, J Inman.

ALLINGTON - PRICE - COX - HARRISON - FOSTER - MASON - BAILEY - HILL
From Joyce Metzger
Date: 12 July 2006
Seeking any information on Thomas Taylor Allington and his daughter Mary Elizabeth Allington...I have photos of almost every ancestor from this generation and believe there MUST be a photograph of her somewhere among the Price descendents. Her daughter Louisa Isabella Price, known throughout her life as LUTIE BELLE PRICE married Jonathan Cox and moved west from Lauderdale County, Alabama. My mother their youngest child, Edith Montana Cox, was born in 1913 in Montana, and most of the family died in Idaho. My mother died when I was five and I lived a short while with grandparents Cox, and I remember huge boxes of clothes being shipped for family members from Missouri, believe from grandma's sister.  Other Lauderdale surnames: Harrison, Foster, Mason,  Bailey, Hill and Price. I am now 72 and attempting to write history of this huge extended family and would appreciate contact with any one working on these families. Joyce Metzger

HODGES - SATERFIELD
From: V. Jackson
Date: 16 July 2006
          I am seeking any information about William Hodges and Margaret Saterfield who married in Lauderdale County, AL on 21 JUL 1825.  I am particularly interested in the names of their children. V. Jackson

COLE
From: Barbara Adams
Date: 22 July 2006
          My great great grandfather, Giles M. Cole was born in this county on 25 Dec 1825. He also served in the Mexican War. I am trying to find out who his parents were, although they were actually born in South Carolina (according to the census records). There were 3 other children born in Lauderdale County, to this Cole Family, Peggy Cole b. 04 Apr 1828, Mary Jane Cole b. 22 Feb 1829 and Christopher C. Cole b.16 Dec 1831. By the time the next child was born in 1933, they had moved to Illinois. 
          My dad was orphaned at the age of 4 (1916) and this has really been a tuff search for me. I have had no luck finding these folks on the Alabama Census Records and was hoping there might be some record in the Historical Society or Courthouse.
Thanks, Barbara Cole Adams

ROBINSON - KILLEN - VAWTER
From: Barbara Moser
Date: 21 Aug 2006
          I am trying to locate a Bible belonging to James and Morning (Vawter) Robinson.  It was purchased by D.Killen at the estate sale of James Robinson in 1860.  I assume that this was Doctor Duncan Killen who was married to one of James'daughters,Lucinda Elizabeth ("Bettie") Robinson. If any of their descendants know of this Bible, please contact me.  I hope that it contains information of the parents/grandparents of James and Morning.

 

WHITSETT
From:Ron Wall
Date: 31 Aug 2006
     I found a William W. Whitsett in the Macedonia Cemetery (T1R13 Section 36)born May 11, 1838 and died Dec. 1910.  I need to know more about this information. My wife's g-great grandfather William Wallace Whitsett was born in 1838 in Lauderdale Co., son of Isaac and Elizabeth Wilson Whitsett. He was killed near Wright, Alabama probably about 1865. I have found no other William W. Whitsett in Lauderdale County with a birth date ca.1838 on any census or tax list.  Does anyone know anything about the William Whitsett buried in the Macedonia Cemetery?  Where did he come from? The birth date seems a strange coincidence. I know for a fact (well documented) that our William W. Whitsett died during he Civil War.  Thanks, Ron Wall

 

NEWTON - WILLIAMS
From: Jim
Date: 4 Sep 2006
          I am looking to link up with the Newton family in Lexington, 2nd Creek 
area.  My father attended a Newton Reunion at Davy Crocket State Park 
around 1960.  He remembers Albert Newton and a Joe Williams who were 
somehow related.  If there is anyone who remembers going to the reunion 
please contact me.     Thanks,   Jim Newton.

RAYBURN - HARGETT
From: Jim and Charlotte
Date: 9 Oct 2006
     I am looking for information on some of the children of  Howell Jackson "Jackson" Rayburn. He is on the 1880 census in Lauderdale Co., Al. He was born Feb. 22, 1818 in Humphreys Co., TN. He died on Mar. 28, 1899 in Florence. Lauderdale Co., AL. 
     He married First, Savilla Hargett, in Sept. of 1839 in Franklin Co., AL. She was born in 1825 in NC. She died in Dec of  1881 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Her father was Andrew Hargett. Howell Jackson "Jackson" Rayburn and Savilla Hargett had ten children; 
     John Franklin Rayburn, don't know when he was born, but he died in 1866 in Perry Co., TN of wounds he received in the Civil War. His father and sister were with him when he died.--No other information.
     Amanda Jane "Mandy" Rayburn, born in 1841 in Franklin Co., AL--Died in 1930 in Mansfield, TX--Married George Washington Vandiver in Waterloo, Lauderdale Co., AL--no date
     Catherine Edith Rayburn, born in 1846-in Franklin Co., AL--Died in 1915 in Carlisle KY--Married Isaac Wilson Irby in 1839 in Franklin Co., AL
     Thomas Jefferson Rayburn, born in 1848 in AL--died in 1937 in Tarrant Co., TX--Married Alabama Letitia P. Hudson in 1867-1869 AL.
     Andrew C. Rayburn, born in 1852 in AL--Married Nancy (LNU) about 1880 in TX.--No other information.
     Henry Jackson Rayburn, born in 1854 in AL--died in 1896 in Hill Co., TX--Married Rachel Ann Simpson in 1875 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL.
     Sarah Candice "sallie" Rayburn, born in 1855 in Lauderdale Co., Al--Died in 1924 in Kim Co., CO--Married William Thomas Murphy in 1882 in AL? He died in 1894 in Hill Co., TX.
     Samuel McClusky "Mack" Rayburn, born in 1857 in AL--Died in 1931 in Florence, Lauderdale Co.,Al--Married Sarah Louise Minton in 1880 in Lauderdale Co., AL
     Eliza Ann Rayburn, born about 1858 in AL-- No other information.
     Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Rayburn, born in 1859 in AL--Died in 1918 in Mississippi Co., AR--Married John Wilson McClain on May 23, 1880 in Lauderdale Co., Al. (She is my gr, grandmother) She and John had six children:
          Howell Andrew McClain, born in 1877 in AL ( he is my grandfather)
     John McClain died sometime between 1900 and 1910. She is not on any census but is named in some legal papers of Howell Jackson's as his daughter. I would like to find more information about her. She remarried after John McClain died to a man who's last name was Scott and is living in Mississippi Co., AR on the 1910 census with her oldest daughter, Minnie McClain Westby/Westly, and her younger son, Jesse McClain, and daughter Ada Jane McClain.
     Howell Jackson "Jackson" Rayburn married a second time to, Maryann Elizabeth "Mattie" Edwards, on  Jan 23, 1883 in Lauderdale Co., AL. They had one daughter that I know of; Emma Florence Rayburn, born in 1887 in Lauderdale Co., AL. She married Albert Parrish on Feb. 24, 2904 in Lauderdale Co., AL.
     I would like to find out if Maryann Edwards and Howell Rayburn had any other children. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information on these Rayburn children and their families or on any McClain's that were in Lauderdale Co., AL. Thanks, Charlotte McClain Christensen

TICER - RORIE
From: krorie@ipa.net
Date: 18 Oct 2006 
I am the g-g grandson of Hezekiah C. Rorie and his wife Louisa A. Ticer.  Hezekiah was born in Hardin Co., Tennessee.  Louisa (pronounced Lou-I-sa) was born in Lauderdale Co., Alabama.  Louisa's brother, Hugh Clark Ticer, married Hezekiah's sister, Sarah Coroline Rorie.  They all moved to Stone Co., Arkansas, and died in the mid-1800's.  I am searching for Louisa and Hugh Clark Ticer's parents and grandparents.  Can anyone help me?  Thanks.  Kenneth Rorie  krorie@ipa.net

 

BROWN - BARNES
From: Tinneridge@aol.com
Date: 8 Nov 2006
I am looking for any info. on Elija Brown listed in 1850 Lauderdale Co. Al. Census. It is several Elijah Brown's married in Lau. Co. but not sure if they are my line are not. But the Elija in 1850 is for sure my ggg grand father he is listed with Eliza, Elizabeth, Samuel, Rufus and my Newton Brown. Newton and Rufus married sisters - Newton married Lizzie Barnes and Rufus married Cynthia Barnes. Does anyone know about the other children?? Samuel, Eliza and Elizabeth. Believe they may have lived in Mississippi for a while but don't know the time frame. Need help finding any info on these people.

 

RICHARDSON - WHITE
From: Tinneridge@aol.com
Date: 8 Nov 2006
Matthew Richardson married Amanda O. White was thought to have lived and died in Lauderdale Co. Al. in the 1800's - 1900. May have been on the Lawrence Co. TN side at one time near Wayland Springs TN. Amanda was d/o John Caleb White of Lawrence Co. TN. Any one know any info. on these people? Matthew and Amanda are my ggg grand parents. Can share some info.

BEVIS - FULMER
From: Shirley England
Date: 12 Dec 2006
i am looking for any information about Mollie Bevis who married ? Fulmer. this was her first marriage. she later married Orlando Parish and after his death she married John McKelvey. if anyone has any information about who the Fulmer was I would appreciate if you would share this with me as I have searched everywhere for this information.
Thanks,  Shirley

WHITEHEAD
From: Mbwhitehead88@aol.com
Date: 30 Dec 2006
Researching the WHITEHEAD & GIBSON FAMILIES of Lauderdale Co., Alabama.
Mygg-grandfather, Oswald H. Whitehead, b. 1820 Lauderdale Co., Ala. Married first to Susan Gibson in 1840. Oswald H. Whitehead had a sister, Sarah Whitehead, b. 1800 Georgia , married 1825 Lauderdale Co., Ala. to John Gibson. Do not know who Oswald H. Whitehead and Sarah Whitehead Gibson parents are. They left Alabama about 1845 and moved to Monroe Co., Mississippi and in Itawmba Co., Mississippi by 1853 (now this part is in Lee Co., Mississippi near Plantersville, MS)
Thank You,     Thomas W. Whitehead

 

ANGEL
From: Jennybluuu@aol.com
Date: 2 Jan 2007
Hello my name is Jennifer Scott. I am looking for info on the Angel family. My great-grandfather was Porter Bibb Angel Sr. He was born in Lauderdale Co., AL. His father was John William Angel and John's father was James Madison (or Matson) Angel who died in 1919. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

HAITHCOAT (HAITHCOTE) -THOMPSON
From Sally Roberson Bedard
Date: 17 Feb 2007
Looking for information on James Heathcoat (Haithcote) b 4-07-1863 d 12-20-1935 wife Sarah Thompson b 1-19-1876 d 2-1-1936. Children were Lew, Martin, Willie, Cora, Bethel, Jane & Johnny. Lived somewhere in Lauderdale County, later Wayne Co., TN.
Thanks,

 

RICE
From: Helen Ball
Date: 15 Feb 2008
I am looking for information concerning the Tobias Rice family in Lauderdale County Alabama. My great grandmother was Mary Ann Eliza Rice Grisham. I am interested in finding out the names of her father and mother. I think that she is the granddaughter of Tobias Rice.

JOINER
From: loumarie54
Date: 25 Mar 2008
Looking for info on James J. Joiner (Jim), b. abt 1857 in Mississippi and married Ella Jane (Ward). He is listed in the 1900 and 1910 US Census with Ella Jane as living in Gravelly-Lauderdale Co AL. Their children were: Comella Ethel, Ollie, Lida, Annie, Effie, and Grady Joiner. Please any info appreciated. Thank You, Deborah at loumarie54@bellsouth.net

 

CAMPBELL
From: louise1103r@aol.com
Date: 30 Jun 2008
I am looking for any decedents of Odom Campbell. he was the son of Benton Campbell. Odom died in 1973.

 

BRIGGS
From: Jeremy Briggs
Date: 30 Dec 2008
John William Briggs was my Great Great Great Grandfather. He was from Lauderdale County, Alabama. He was born in 1811 in Tennessee and died in 1883 in Alabama.  Any information concerning his descendants (living or dead) from the Lauderdale area would be helpful and appreciated. Any other contacts that may have information on this subject or anything else of interest would be helpful also. Thank you very much.