Greene County Alabama Queries 2006
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25 December 2006 ROBERTS/LYLES
I am researching the following:
David Roberts born Chester SC married Martha Lyles born Chester SC
According to the 1850 Greene Co Census they were in Greene Co.
They do not appear in the 1840 or 1860 census. Looking for any information
Thomas Lyles, Jr. Born abt 1809 Chester SC married Jane Hill about 1841, Greene
In the 1840 Greene Co Census, there is a Capt Thomas Lyles ---
Berry Roberts and family also listed in the 1840 Greene Co AL Census. Berry's
Wife Sarah (Sally) was a Lyles.
David Roberts and Berry Roberts were cousins.
Martha Lyles, Thomas Lyles and the wife of Berry Roberts, Sarah Lyles Roberts,
Would like to contact others researching the Roberts/Lyles lines.
3 December 2006
In the late 40's and early 50's I lived in Green County on a farm named
Strawberry Hill. It was
close to Forkland. I was wondering if the old one room school house was still
standing in Forkland
and were there any pictures?
29 November 2006 WILSON
I am looking for info on Wilson family from whom my G G Grandmother came from
in Greene County. She was Rebecca and married Michael Harrington in 1946.
Michael was from Ireland, and one source said they eloped. Rebecca was born in
1829. She was of some Indian blood. They ended up in Jasper, Co. and is buried
there. Jo Beth McGilbra, 11420 Highway 16 E, Philadelphia, MS 39350. My phone #
29 November 2006
I wanted to send you a link to post on your county site. It is a genealogy
volunteer site called Genealogy LookUp Forum. It is a web site of volunteers who
will do various types of look ups in many states such as Birth, Death, Census,
Cemetery, Marriage, and obituaries. The site is:
29 November 2006 LITTLE
My name is Aiesha Little and I’m doing an African American genealogy search
for Littles in Greene County, particularly in or around Pleasant Ridge. Any
information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Aiesha Little [ALittle@cintimag.emmis.com]
19 November 2006 DUNLAP
Who were Robert, Martha and Sarah Dunlap? Sarah was the first wife of Moses
Hubbard. Her tombstone states she was the daughter of Robert and Martha Dunlap
born in April of 1821. She is buried next to James Dunlap in Mesopotamia
Cemetery in Eutaw AL who might be her grandfather. Sarah died 29 Aug 1839 at the
age of 18 years and 4 months. Moses next married Rebecca Bell in May 1842 in
Greene County. He had a son George Hubbard. Research shows Moses' father was
Ichobod Hubbard. His grandfather was Phillip Hubbard. Despite all of this
information, I do not know who Robert, Martha Dunlap and Sarah were.
Kay Dunlap Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org
18 November 2006 EVANS Family History
A recent update of the John and Robert Evans (ca. 1630s) and related New
England families manuscript has been donated to the NH Historical Society
Library on Park Street in Concord. Included are notes of historical interest as
well as the families.
Contributions of information will be greatly accepted into this 30 year ongoing
project and very much appreciated.
Any library or individual wanting a copy at cost ($45.00) including shipping or
($35.00) email copy, please contact Bill Copeley at the NH Historical Society
Library or reply to this email to the author directly.
Dr. Richard C. Evans, Sr. (Dick)
63 Emerald Street, Suite 403
Keene, NH 03431
Former member of NH Gen
Current member of NH Historical Society
4 October 2006 WILSON/HARRINGTON
I am looking for information on Rebecca Wilson of Greene Co who married
Michael Harrington and eventually lived in Jasper Co, MS. They were my G G
Grandparents. We have always been told she was Indian. My husband's ancestors
were Creek Indians from Ala. also.
Jo Beth McGilbra, Philadelphia, MS
26 September 2006 STONE
William H. H. STONE (middle name is Harrison) b. Mar 13, 1814, Greenville
Dist. SC, d. July 14, 1835 21y 4 mos., Greene Co. AL– 2nd son of Bannister
Stone, Esq., buried Bigbee Cemetery, AKA White Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Greene
County, Alabama. Found this info and wanted to share.
8 Sep 2006 RICHARDSON
I live in Mississippi and I'm descended from William Rice Richardson
(1814-1857) who is
buried in the Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. I visited this
cemetery some 15 or 16 years ago. From your website I see that new markers have
been erected over the graves of some of my ancestors, William Rice Richardson
included. I'd like to find out who took the trouble and expense to do this so I
can thank them for their wonderful effort.
Douglas Richardson [email@example.com]
30 Aug 2006 BOWMAN/WALLACE
Eliza C. Wallace is buried in Mesopotamia (Oak Hill) Cemetery in Eutaw. She
was a great great grandmother of mine, born Eliza C. Bowman, Sept. 18, 1825 in
Philadelphia. Her husband, Col. James S. Wallace is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery
in Louisville, KY. I would like to know the names of her parents?
Sincerely, Susan Bookless [firstname.lastname@example.org]
28 Aug 2006 HILL/THORNTON
Looking for someone to research records in the county court house regarding
Green Hill & wife Obedience (Thornton). There should be a probate of his estate
after he died in 1830. There should be some records where Obedience is selling
some cattle or other personal property before she left there in 1833 coming to
Ray-Linda Meurer [email@example.com]
22 Aug 2006 POE
I want to locate information on Thomas Cummings Poe in Greene County AL. He
is my Great-Great Grandfather. From my family Bible he died in his residence
called Middlebook. From the information I find on the web, He acquired ~480
acres of land in Tuscaloosa or Greene Counties between 1820 and his death. He
was married to Maria Tinker in Greensboro on 6/21/1854. Thomas and Maria had 4
children, William Thomas, Sally Poe who married Matt Moore, Susan Croom who
married William Youngblood Dill, and Sara Walker Poe who married Wallace Hill. I
would like to find the location of the properties he acquired and some personal
information such as his occupation, etc.
Lee Poe [firstname.lastname@example.org]
03 August 2006 HINTON
Greetings from an old Warhorse
Tracking*** "HINTON" ROOTS *** NORTH CAROLINA TO ALABAMA.
LOOKING FOR ANY*** "HINTON" *** FAMILY CONNECTIONS- Between "GREENE",
"TUSCALOOSA', & "PICKENS COUNTY", AL With the*** "JOHN-((b. 1715) & GRIZZELE
(KIMBROUGH) - HINTONS" ***in the "JOHNSTON/ WAKE", NORTH CAROLINA areas.
We are Descended from- "JOHN HINTON-(b.NC- circa 1790-1843)-[JOC0, NC]. FATHER
(1)- First ALABAMA RECORD- Marriage in "TUSCALOOSA COUNTY"-----1823----
(2)- Second " " - MEMBERS OF THE ** "OLD SARDIS CHURCH" **some old family Intel
says that they were MARRIED @ THE ** "OLD SARDIS CHURCH" **, (pos. Buried
there???)---DO YOU KNOW WHERE IS USED TO BE...RECORDS???
Any Light you might shed on the above, or any Direction, would be greatly
appreciated; we will share what little we have-(as we are NEW at this).
THANKS AND GOD BLESS
Ayers, B. J. [X2BAYERS@southernco.com]
1 August 2006 UNDERWOOD
I am currently researching the Underwood family and particularly, Andrew
Jackson Underwood (b. 1815-d.1893) the brother of Nimrod T. Underwood (b.
1820-d.1897) of Franklin County.
I have information that A. J. Underwood owned property in Greene County Alabama
between 1856 and 1858. I have strong reasons to believe that A. J. Underwood
owned a slave, John Underwood, who was my gggrandfather. The 1850 Slave schedule
for Greene County and the 1860 Slave Schedule for the Western Division of
Franklin County indicate that A. J. Underwood was the owner of several slaves,
the first listed on both schedules matching the age my gggrandfather would have
been at each census.
I also know that A.J. Underwood lived with his daughter, Mary Lenora Underwood
Hughes and her husband, William R. Hughes by 1880 and that he probably moved to
Texas with them.
If you have any information regarding Andrew Jackson Underwood, particularly
when and why he left Greene County, Alabama and ended up in Meridian, Texas
where he is buried, I would greatly appreciate it if you would share it with me
and/or let me know how I might find this information. I am particularly
interested in records of Andrew Underwood's sale of two slaves, a female named
Lucinda and her child George, to a Spencer family when he left Greene County. A
bill of sales, plantation/farm records, or records of his blacksmith business
etc. would be helpful.
I sincerely appreciate any assistance that can be provided!
Jannis Glover [email@example.com]
23 JULY 2006 DAVES
I'm wondering if there is available a book of Wills for Greene County, AL? I've
looked at the partial list and do not find the person for whom I search, Thomas
Haynes Daves. I would like to have WB info so I might send for a copy of his
will (once I learn where to send and the fee). Once transcribed I'd be delighted
to have it posted on your website.
1. THOMAS HAYNES DAVES was born in New Bern, September 24, 1791. He was for many
years Sheriff of Craven Co. He married HARRIET HATCH of New Bern on 11 March
1812, and in January 1836, moved to Alabama, where he died, 11 September 1839.
I did locate a marriage record for his daughter: viii. JOHN ELMORE WINBOURNE
DUBOIS, b. October 08, 1841, Greensboro, AL; d. May 30, 1910, Birmingham, AL; m.
(1) BETTIE HATCH DAVES, March 17, 1869, Mobile, AL10; b. August 17, 1849; d.
September 05, 1869;
Sometimes Thomas H. Daves surname has been transcribed in records as Davis. He
was from Craven County, NC & I imagine moved to Greene County as a senior
probably living with some Hatch relations (in-laws). Here is a bit of
information , which I quote from:
Recollections of Newbern Fifty Years Ago. Our living and our dead
Planters Residing In Town
THOMAS H. DAVES, a brother of the preceding gentleman [John Pugh Daves],
was the very reverse of him in popular favor, and had been sheriff of Craven
county just for the sake of mixing with the people, and doing them acts of
kindness. His fortune was sufficient to enable him to do without office of any
kind. He had a pleasant word for everybody, and seemed to declare, by the
benevolent expression of his face, that his own happiness consisted in making
other people happy. I am not clear enough in my recollection to state
positively whether he married Miss Bryan, or a daughter of General Durant
Hatch. I believe he married both, as he was at one time a widower. Mr. Daves
removed to Greene County, Alabama, where he died. I do not remember his
children, except that he had a son named Durant Hatch Daves.
Mary Brocklebank [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The best resource for this is to contact the person that works in the Greene
County Court House where all of the wills are and she will do a search for $10.
She will tell you how many pages are available, which includes looking in the
probate file, and give you an estimate based on $1.00 per page. The nice thing
is, if there is no will there may still be a probate file, which has all kinds
of interesting information in it. Receipts for all kinds of things and usually a
copy of the original will before it was recorded.
This link has the Green County Courthouse contact info on it:
13 JULY 2006 HAMMETT
HAMMETT family from Boligee. Looking for any descendents of Henry C.
Hammett, born abt. Aug. 1843 SC who lived in Mantua and Boligee. His first wife
was Sarah J. and they had at least 3 children--Vardra born 1870 and Etta born
July 1873/75 and Robert Henry born Feb 1878.By 1900, Sarah had died and he had
married Araminta (Mittie) Gandy, daughter of Daniel J. Gandy & Thetney Murphy.
They had 9 children (1910 census tells) including Elizabeth born 1894, Balmer or
Valmar born 1895, Mattie L. 1897, & Mary W. 1899, and Sallie born 1902. By 1910,
(Mary A.) Mittie was widowed. Death index shows she died Oct. 17, 1911 and
Sallie died May 14, 1910. That left Etta, Henry R., Lizzie, & Balmar/Valmar.
Lizzie moved to B'ham where she married and lived until her death. She had no
children. Balmar did have children, including a daughter Barbara, probably born
in the late 1930's. Mittie was buried in Clinton, but does not give the
cemetery. I would like to know her cemetery information and information on any
children buried near her. Would also like to learn more about Balmar's family.
Mittie was the sister of my great-grandfather Daniel Jones Gandy. Charlotte
8 July 2006 NEAL
I am reviewing this website, and find it absolutely fascinating. I am
researching information on the Jones and Neal families, both of Eutaw.
Specifically, my grandfather was Isaac Neal and my grandmother was Mamie Jones
Although there are some family members remaining in the area, specifics and
details are scarce. I know they originated in the Boligee and Allison areas, and
I have found my grandfather's name on the Census report. My grandfather was born
in 1892 and my grandmother was born in 1898. She passed in 1947, and to my
knowledge was the first person buried at the Friendship Zion Baptist Church
Cemetery (located in Allison or Boligee).
I realize that records for the African-American community are rare, if existent
at all. So if you or a colleague can point me in the right direction, I will do
Thanks for the website, I truly appreciate it. Dhodge1960@aol.com
4 JULY 2006 EASLEY
I am a descendant of Robert Easley, Warham Easley Sr.-> Warham Easley, Jr. ->
William H. Easley -> Alfred N. Easley.
I am having difficulty proving Warham Easley Jr. is the father of William H.
Easley. I know that he is, but I cannot find the documentation to prove this for
DAR membership. As Warham left Caldwell Co., KY in 1824, I found where a will
was probated on March 10, 1828 in Green Co., IL.
Could I possibly get you to make me a copy of this will. I will gladly pay you
for the copying. Any information that you have concerning Warham Easley would be
LaNell E. Bell email@example.com
Greene County Court House
Address for records:
Judge of Probate
P O Box 790
Eutaw, AL 35462
Contact: Estella Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Estella will do record copies from the original recorded for $10.00 per name
search and $1.00 per page copied.
28 June 2006 MURPHY
I have a mother and father that just disappear from the face of the earth
between 1840-1850. Father's name is Theophilus Murphy, mother is Lydia
Wardlaw Murphy. Married Greene Co. 1835; 1840 census of Greene Co. has the
two of them and dau. Caroline, dau. Elizabeth and baby boy. They are 11
households away from her father Wm. Wardlaw. Wm.'s will dated 211-1840
mentions the granddaughters. Theophilus was named Executor but in going
through papers from Greene Co. courthouse, I found that at some time during
the probating of the will, another fellow was named Executor because
Theophilus Murphy "was in Texas". On the 1850 census, the two sisters are in
the home with their maternal aunt and uncle, Margaret Wardlaw Stephens and
Benjamin Stephens. I've searched Texas and AL to no avail. Are there any old
obit records from Greene Co.? I think the parents and baby brother died. Any
active Genealogical Society that might have access to old records??? Ruth
12 June 2006
Ok folks! I would like to
know if anyone has any information on some of my ancestors that lived in
Greene Co., Ala. Here are their names: # 1 William Ewing Young
b) 4-01-1827 in Philadelphia, Penn.; d) 6-04-1897 in Turnersville, Coryell
Co., TX, and his spouse: # 2 Mary Jane (Caufield)
Young b) 10-18-1825 in Boligee, Greene Co., Ala d) 4-03-1888 in
Turnersville, Coryell Co., TX. # 3 Sephalon Ridgeway b)
2-18-1813 in Clark Co., Kentucky; d) 10-03-1894 in MS. Sephalon’s spouse:
Mary (Bell) Ridgeway b) 1814 in South Carolina; d) 7-27-1842
in Greene Co., Ala. Sephalon & Mary’s daughter: # 4 Mary Ann
(Ridgeway) Lewis b) 8-22-1835 in Springfield, Ala; d) 12-15-1883
MS. Mary Ann was the spouse of: # 5 William Frederick Lewis
b) 5-02-1831 in Gainesville, Greene Co., Ala; d) 8-09-1891 in Eutaw,
Greene Co., Ala. Now for the other side of my family # 6 Benjamin
Harrison Price b)7-14-1809 in Jackson Co., GA; d) ? # 7
Carolina (King) Price b) 1812 in Ga. She married
Benjamin Price on 12-26-1833 in Jackson Co. Ala. Now I do have a little
information on these ancestors that I would be willing to trade. Thanks in
advance for any help with these names. Pat Lewis Barker Arlington, Texas-
Please contact me at: TXTOPAZ57 at symbol AOL.COM
9 May 2006 lYLES/TRUSSELL/JOHNSON
I have a new email address....still interested in finding out who the two
Martin Johnsons are that are listed on the 1830 Greene County, AL census. I
believe that one of them is my gggrandfather. Any help would be appreciated.
I believe they lived in the Clinton area. Thanks, Kathryn Trussell Warren
3 May 2006 HORD/BRAGG
I am looking for anyone who may have information on Hulda Elizabeth Hord
(3/2/1853 - 12/1/1893) & Mary A. Bragg and John H. Hord who were married
12/22/1846 in Greene County Alabama. They were from Garretts Shop area. Any
help would be greatly appreciated. Karen Mims - email@example.com
1 May 2006 BAINES
I have been interested in the genealogy of my family. Most of my family
from Pickens county, however, I believe they (Baines) first came from Greene
County. I am going to school at Marion Military Institute and I leave for
home on May 6. I was wondering if you had a genealogy library somewhere in
Green County I could visit.
Richard Baines Heiden
Richard Heiden [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Please see the Resources
page -- the Greene County Library has a section with genealogy information
and the Court House in Eutaw has original documents that can be copied on
19 April 2006 GREENLEE
I would like to know the location and history of the Greenlees Ferry in
Greene County. Thank you.
Greenlee, V. (email@example.com)
According to the Historical Atlas of Alabama, Volume I, Historical
Locations by County, the Greenlees Ferry is west of Boligee on the Tombigbee
River. It is located in Section 33, Township 21N, Range 1W on land once
owned by Samuel Watson.
Click here for Snedecor's map showing the townships for the
13 April 2006 GALLOWAY
My husbands Galloway family was in Greene County before coming to
Chickasaw County, MS. John Galloway is the patriarch of the family. Do you
have any one working on this family or any information? John was married
more than once, so I don't know what her name was then. Thanks for anything
you have, Merrill Wilson Mew1929@aol.com
6 April 2006 BARNES
Does anyone have any information on Barnes family from Greene County
Alabama? I am descendant from Obadiah Barnes who died circa 1840's.
Shirley Titus N374@aol.com
25 March 2006 OLDHAM
I am looking for any information regarding the following:
Elizabeth Ann Oldham b.1824 in Eutaw married Thomas Jefferson Adams from
They had 6 children all born in Eutaw.
William L b. 1845
Julia Ann b. 1846
John Quincy b. 1848
Peter G. b. 1852
Sara E b. 1856
Thomas R b. 1859
I don't know the dates of marriage or births of any of the above. At some
point the family moved to Montalba, Texas (Anderson County) because they all
died there. Thomas Jefferson Adams is my great-great-great grandfather
deriving from Peter G. I have begun researching the family history and would
appreciate any information that you can provide.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.
06 March 2006 COCKRELL
Jonathan Cockrell Family:
I am seeking information on Jonathan Cockrell (b. 1778 in Edgecombe- now
Nash - County N. C.) and his wife Anna Tant (b. 1776). They were married
20th March 1804 in Franklin County. N. C. In 1850 he is listed in the census
of Green County, AL. Jonathan died 4 September 1869.
Their children were Henrietta, born 1804 in N. C.; William born @ 1806 in N.
C.; Mary born @ 1810 in N. C. who married Joseph W. Jones; Nathan J. born
1811, married Temperance Ann Horn; and Hillsman born 1812 in N. C. who
married (1) Louise Horn and (2) Amelia Elizabeth Stephens.
Jonathan's brother, Nathan Cockrell, who was born about 1782 and married
Nancy Williams also moved to Alabama as did another brother William Haywood
I am hoping some of the Cockrell descendents are still living in Greene
county and may be able to give me more information on the parents of
Jonathan and Anna Cockrell. I know Jonathan's father was Jacob and his
mother was Penelope who most likely married again after Jacob's death in
I descend from Henrietta Cockrell who married Samuel Thomas Lofton on 2nd
March 1828 in Greene County, AL.
Mary Anne Sumrall
28 February 2006 MUNN/HICKS
I would like to summit my gg Grandfather William C. Munn who was born in
Greene County, Alabama in 1827 to Daniel and Margaret Munn who were
married in Greene County, Alabama on 27 Dec., 1826. My ancestor served as
a private in the 46th Mississippi Infantry company I. He enlisted in
Newton County, Mississippi and was captured at Vicksburg and paroled and
later wounded at Franklin Tenn. and later captured and was pow until
released June 6, 1865. His Texas pension # is 06027 and he and his wife
Missouri (Hicks) Munn are buried at Bethesda Cemetery in Smith County,
Texas. I have had the privilege or visiting their resting place. I have
lots of information on the Munn family if anyone is interested.
Van Perryman [Revperryman@aol.com]
Your ancestor has been added to the Confederate Soldiers of Greene
21 February 2006 MAY/DAVIDSON/SANDERSON
Seeking information on the families of Patrick May and James, Sr. MAY.
Patrick married Eliza C. DAVIDSON Jan. 30, 1844 in Perry County, Al.
Patrick, Eliza, and their children John L. and Ann B. are listed on the 1850
Greene County, Al. census. Dr. James MAY, senior married Matilda SANDERSON
Jul. 24, 1832, in Greene County. They are listed on the 1850 Greene County
census with their daughter Marina. Marina MAY married John L. MAY (her
cousin) Feb. 05, 1856. John, Marina and Matilda moved to Hernando County,
Fl., sometime after James senior died in 1850. Any info would be greatly
appreciated, and I am happy to share info with other researchers.
Roger R. Landers
Historian, Hernendo Heritage Museum
27 January 2006
My husband IS in the
direct line of Peter Summey. We have next to nothing on them except that
Permelia Jane Summy/Summey was his 3rd grt-grandmother and married James J.
Ezell. They were located in Choctaw Co, AL until the mid- 1860's when they
relocated to Johnson Co, TX. Any information or leads on these people would
be greatly appreciated. Clela Parsons -
22 January 2006 HINTON/MONTGOMERY
Greetings from an old War Vet in Atlanta tracking his "Alabama ROOTS"
We have tracked a "Col. HINTON, John" from the JOHNSTON/ WAKE COUNTY, NORTH
CAROLINA areas circa-1800, WAKE COUNTY "HISTORICAL RECORDS" show "Col. JOHN
HINTON"( son of Maj. John & Ferrebe Hinton- of a very Prominent Family in that
area)- and some "HINTON FAMILIES", (other family's) came to the "GREENE
County, ALABAMA" ( A Suburb of TUSCALOOSA ) somewhere around -1800.
There the Record Ends, We have seen several "HINTON" and " MONTGOMERY"
FAMILIES' in the Tuscaloosa areas around that period of time, With BIRTH
PLACES listed as "NORTH CAROLINA", with Lineage to "VIRGINIA" We have seen a
Land Area near the Northern Part of-- GREENE
County-- on the SIPSEY RIVER with the "HINTON NAME", and a CREEK with a
Branch- Near "NORTHPORT, AL." Named after a "HINTON"--- our GG-Grandfather was
a "HINTON, John" - [b. JOHNSTON, NC-circa 1790-1843]- Lived in the S.E. areas
of "TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL." in an area which is now in the "TALEDEGA NAT.
FOREST",( "LAND PATENTS in -T22 and T24 R5-8 )-dtd.1830's to 1860, where they
have Moved to N.W. TUSCALOOSA County near "NORTHPORT"- [T 19 R11]. Our "JOHN
HINTON" Married in "TUSCALOOSA" County, Al-1823 a "MONTGOMERY, EASTER"- [b.
GA. Circa 1797-1860] - "Parents Birthplace Listed as NC".
What we are trying to do is Place our "JOHN HINTON" and "EASTER MONTGOMERY"
with one of the Several FAMILIES in the areas.
17 January 2006
I am building a genealogy website which includes families, etc. in Greene
Co. AL. I hope you will take a look and maybe find a connection to your
Greene County families. Click on:
I would appreciate hearing from anyone that connects to any of these