Lauderdale County, Alabama
People (A - E)
These images are the faces of our ancestors and their neighbors and friends. The comments accompanying these photos were provided by the contributor. We would very much like to update the email addresses of the contributors to enable collaboration among potential family members; if you have contributed a photo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributed by Bill Webb on 11 Sep 2002
Murrell was a Baptist minister and school teacher in Lauderdale County, AL in the 1850s-1870's He founded the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church in Lexington, AL in about 1854. The church still exist. Murrell moved to Oklahoma Indian Territory about the year 1878 and died there in 1884.
His father was Aaron Askew. Aaron was also a Baptist minister and during the years 1852-1854 was tax collector for the county.
I am very much interested in locating the grave of Aaron and his wife Elizabeth Askew. He died in 1862 and she sometime after 1870.
JOHN JOHNSON BAUGH AND FAMILY
Contributed by Maureen Richardson Dabbagh in Feb. 2004
John Johnson Baugh, was born in Waterloo, Lauderdale County, AL, in 1876.
Pictured with him is his second wife, Lena. They had no children. All of the children are from his first wife, Bride Alice Province. All of the children were born in Waterloo.
Front row, left to right: Alice ( the youngest, her mom died when she was born), J. J., Lena, & Dony
Back row, left to right: Ruth, Winnie Lee, Mary
WILLIAM & MARTHA BEHEL
Contributed by Linda Vestal on 24 Feb 2006
William M. "Will" Behel (1873 - 1938) and wife Martha J. (Tucker) Behel
(1868 - 1945)
The photos on this page belonged to the family of Oscar and Mattie (Clemmons) Crymes. Mattie (Clemmons) Crymes was the daughter of Charlotte (Watkins) Clemmons; Martha J. (Tucker) Behel was the daughter of Margaret Caledonia (Watkins) Tucker. Charlotte and Margaret Caledonia were sisters. I would appreciate hearing from descendants of Will and Martha.
From the "History of Killen, Alabama, Once Known as Masonville" by Ronald & Brenda Pettus:
Killen Church of Christ
The Church of Christ of Killen had its beginning in the early years of 1900. Some of the gospel preachers who preached in tent meetings during those years were E. C. Fuqua, Will Behel, and J. T. Harris.
WILLIAM EDWARD BLAIR
Contributed by Amy Fulmer in July 2005
Ed Blair (14 Apr 1847 - 19 Feb 1894) was Town Constable, City Marshall, City Tax Collector, Confederate Soldier, and a well-known Citizen of Florence, Lauderdale County, AL.
To the left is the back of the above photo which was made by R. M. Williams, Photographer, Florence, Ala.
HENRY JAMES BURKS and FAMILY
Contributed by Pat McDonald on 5 Nov 2000
Ann Josephine McDonald (1851-ca 1885) was the first wife of Henry James Burks/Burkes (b. 24 Mar 1850) He married secondly to Martha Caldonia Richardson (b 1868) on 16 Dec. 1889. Henry had 5 children by his first marriage, and 8 in his second. This photo shows some of the younger children by Martha. The photo, in the possession of Col. William L. McDonald, Florence City Historian, was copied by Xerox, and then scanned and restored by Alex Dumestre of Houston, TX.
THOMAS G. BROWN'S CHILDREN
Contributed Aug 2005 by Dawna Carlton
Thomas G. Brown lived in Lauderdale Co. AL. Census records say he was born in Ireland. I am not sure of who is who in this picture but, I know for sure that the lady standing second from left is Ollie (Brown) Hayes Flynt Haddock.
The little girl on right side of picture was her sister Rachel Brown Gargis wife of Cecil Gargis who lived in Florence AL. The man sitting in front may be her brother William T. Brown.
JOHN & WINIFRED CABLER
Contributed by Wendy Cabler on 31 Dec 2004
John Morgan Cabler (4 Nov 1874 - 25 May 1964) was the son of James Boyd Cabler, who is buried in "Soldier's Rest" Florence City Cemetery. John Morgan and Winifred (Clemmons) Cabler are buried in Lone Cedar Church of Christ Cemetery.
Winifred "Winnie" Rae (Clemmons) Cabler (22 Oct 1878 - 3 Jun 1943) was the wife of John Morgan Cabler and the daughter of James Newton and Ann Eliza (Watkins) Clemmons. Picture taken 1930 - 1940.
Contributed by Peggy Joice Horton in Nov 1999
This picture was found in Rosa Ella (NEWTON) JOICE's (my grandmother) trunk. It is signed on the back "From sister to brother" and because of that, we think it is possible that it is a picture of Lillie or Ida KATE/CATE/CATES, a half-sister to my grandfather Emmett E. JOICE who grew up near Lexington, Al.
This is a picture of LILLIE CATES, b. March 21, 1881, d. March 29, 1961, daughter of MARY JANE (JACKSON) JOICE CATES, and a half sister to E. E. JOICE, my grandfather. LILLIE married THOMAS (TOMMY) THOMPSON on January 11, 1904, and raised her family in or near Birmingham, Alabama.
"This picture was identified when Donna Sweatman responded to a query that led to the correct identification by Linda Hadder, both great-granddaughters of LILLIE and great-great granddaughters of MARY JANE JACKSON.
BETHEL ALEXANDER CHANDLER'S FAMILY
Contributed by Don Chandler on 18 Jan 2001
Bethel Alexander Chandler's Children:
Left to Right: Emmer, Dee, John's wife, John, Newt, Henry, Jim, Asper, child of Asper, Rebecca and Bethel Alexander Chandler
BETHEL CALAHAN CHANDLER'S FAMILY
Contributed by Don Chandler on 11 Apr. 2000
This picture is dated about 1914. The older man is Bethel Calahan Chandler. Other Chandlers are Solon and wife Dillie and one of their children. Can someone identify any of the others?
GARRETT CHANDLER'S FAMILY
Contributed by Don Chandler on 11 April 2000
Seated: Garret Sandridge Chandler and his wife Sarah Ann Stapler
Standing: Bethel Calahan Chandler and his wife Keturah (Kittie) Ann Morrison.
Bethel Calahan is the son of Garrett S. and Sarah Ann.
JAMES & HANNAH CHANDLER
Contributed by Julie Oliver on 29 Jul 2001
James Alexander Chandler was born 13 May 1844, Rogersville, AL, son of Garrett Sandridge and Sarah (Stapler) Chandler
Hannah Dicey Stafford Chandler was born 29 Oct 1849, Florence, AL, daughter of Abel Carmon and Mary (Brooks) Stafford
JOHN ABEL CHANDLER'S FAMILY
Submitted by Julie Oliver in Sep 2001
John Abel Chandler's Family
Picture taken in 1910, after the family moved to Texas. John Able Chandler was a son of James A. and Hannah Chandler.
Seated: John Able Chandler, holding Eura, and wife, Liddie Lucrecy (Eldridge) Chandler, holding Ima. Liddie was the daughter of B. F. Eldridge
Standing, 1st Row: Arthur, Zelma, Seron (behind Zelma)
Standing, Back Row: Clyde, Ottis, Carmon Rose (a cousin), Gussie, Rufus, Vera.
Not Pictured: Parmlee and Kathleen, who were born later.
SOLON & TINE (COLE) CHANDLER
Contributed by Bertha Perkins in Mar 2008
Solon Chandler was born in Lamar County, TX. In 1930 he married Tine Cole in Hillsbora, Texas and they went to Darwin, OK to live on the Indian Reservation with her folks. She is 1/4 Cherokee Indian. Their children were: Bertha Mae, John Henry, Jimmy Duane, Danny Lloyd, Jerry Davis, Joyce, Edgar Leon, JoAnn, and Robert Solon. Solon and Tine are buried in Prairie View Cemetery in San Patricio Co. Texas
GEORGE and EASTER CHISHOLM
Contributed by Sharon Roach on 31 Oct 2006
My great-great-grandfather and mother were connected to the Capt. Henry D. Allen place which was situated on Blue Water Creek. This picture was take in the 1890s.
WILLIAM MARTIN COX and FAMILY
Contributed by Norma Fowlkes in Jun 2004
This picture was taken in late 1893 or early 1894. Written on the back of original picture:
(1) W M Cox & family
(2) Grandma & Grandpa Aaron
(3) Uncle Will & Aunt Carrie Duff
(4) Uncle Julius, Marion Clarence ,A____
(1) Will is seated in center front row with (wife) Anna Scott Cox Holding (son) Martin William seated to his right & (daughter) Lillie standing between them and (daughter) Alma on his left
(2) Mary Elizabeth Harrison Cox seated left of Alma and George Washington Aaron seated to her left
(3) (half sister) Carrie Aaron Duff is standing on back row ,holding ? baby, (probably hers) & (Carrie's husband) Will Duff standing to her left
(4) (half brother) Julius standing center back row, (Lady in center back row not identified ), (half brothers) Marion & Clarence, (Small boy behind G. W. Aaron not identified)
I am not sure about the identity of the persons in the back row but I am 100% sure of the ones in the front.
BEN & LUCRETIA ELDRIDGE
Submitted by Julie Oliver in Sept 2001
Ben Franklin Eldridge, son of Elisha Eldridge and Susan (Johnston) Eldridge and wife Lucretia (Chandler) Eldridge, daughter of Bethel Green Chandler and Minerva Moseley.
Ben was a soldier in Co H, 26th/50th Alabama Infantry CSA. Their children were: Martha, William, Lizzie, Avery, Abigail, John, Liddie, Bethel, Tommy and Gemina.
THE ELDRIDGE BROTHERS
Submitted by Julie Oliver in Sept 2001
John, Tommy and Avery Eldridge
(left to right)
They all were born between 1868-1878, grew up and lived their lives in Lauderdale County. They were the sons of Ben and Lucretia Eldridge and were brothers to
Liddie Eldridge Chandler.
TILMAN AND ELIZA JANE ENGLAND
Contributed 2005 by Wendy Cabler
Tilman (1817-1900) and his first wife
Eliza Jane ___ (1817-unknown). Eliza Jane was believed to be 1/4 Cherokee Indian, probably from Indian Territory, Georgia. She most likely died sometime before 1890 because between 1890-1900, Tillman had 2 more wives.
Some of their children and grandchildren are buried next to Tillman at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Lauderdale County, AL.
FANNIE ELIZABETH ENGLISH AND CHILDREN
Contributed 19 April 2001 by Alexa McSteel
Fannie Elizabeth English (1875-1920) and her children:
Left to right: Ida Leroy (Bates) English, Fannie Elizabeth English holding the baby Lucille English, and my grandmother Lillian Eloise English. Fannie Elizabeth English's husband was Pascal Anderson Gibson English.
ENGLE FAMILY OF ST. FLORIAN
Contributed Jan 2007
(Please click HERE to see additional Engle family photos)
All of the following pictures, the envelope, and the sheriff's 'bill' were found in an old house by the contributor. Because of the envelope, it is believed that they belong to the F. C. Engle family. Some of them were taken at Echard's and Turner's in Florence. Others were taken in Pennsylvania, possibly of other relatives. Can you help to identify them?