Greene County Alabama Queries 2005
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December 23, 2005 HINTON/MONTGOMERY
Greetings from an old War Vet Tracking his Alabama ROOTS
We have Tracked a Col. HINTON, JOHN (son of Maj. John & Ferrebe HINTON of
JOHNSTON/ WAKE County, NC thru "WAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL RECORDS" as Migrating
to "GREENE COUNTY, Al.!
Looking at the COUNTY WEB-SITE we find NO "HINTON's", We understand that
"circa 1867" HALE COUNTY was Cut out, but we see none in HALE County either,
was there another COUNTY CUT-OUT of "GREENE COUNTY" at about the same time ???
Our GG-Grandfather was a "HINTON, JOHN" also,--- they had land and/ or
Sharecropped Land (prior to 1860)- in "What Was" the S.E. corner of
"TUSCALOOSA COUNTY" on or near the "BIG SANDY CREEK", in an area near
"DUNCANVILLE ", which is Now in the "TALEDEGE NAT. FOREST", [ T24-R(6-8) ]
Bordered by MONTGOMERY, John and MONTGOMERY, Charles, there are HINTON
Relatives in several Counties in the area ( as are these " MONTGOMERY Family's
Around " 1860 " all these Family's are in the NORTHPORT area (T19R11). !!!
Any info you can relate would be greatly appreciated.
Ayers, B. J.
The only "County Cut Out" that I know of for Greene
occurred between the Civil War and 1870 shown on the following link:
Also try searching on Hinton (top, right corner) -- several pages will show up
in the search.
If you go to this link and enter Hinton in the surname you will see some
December 18, 2005 GLOVER/BRENNER
Seek information on the "murder" of John D. GLOVER by Charles BRENNER in
GREENE County. It happened most likely in Eutaw, but it may have been
Forkland. It occurred in the early to mid-1920's. Charles Brenner was
imprisoned, but released in 1928. Would like to know the approximate date of
the murder. Better yet, looking for a narrative about the case. Alabama Dept
of Corrections has confirmed that a Charles Brenner was imprisoned, but can
not (or will not) provide dates or details. Please reply to
Thank you! David Brener, Fargo, ND
December 9, 2005 MONTFORD
I am trying to connect my
great-great grandfather, John T. Montford to the man whom I believe was his
father, Thomas J. C. Montford. Census records indicate that John was born in
Alabama and that both parents were born in North Carolina. I came upon website
and hope you will be able to help me make this connection, or help me to find
a local researcher who can help me with a personal search.
Thomas J. C. Montford was
married to Celey (Seley, etc.) Bobbitt, daughter of Stephen Bobbitt. I have
found transcripts from a lawsuit in Greene
County, Alabama in which Stephen Bobbitt’s son Harris was suing
Thomas Montford. These are the details:
January Term 1847
trial of cause,
plaintiff introduced an authenticated copy of the will of STEPHEN BOBBITT,
made in North Carolina and dated
April 1823, containing a clause which was read to the jury:
give and bequeath to my daughter SELEY MONTFORD one negro girl named Linsey
and a boy named Jim, a feather bed and furniture, and a cow and calf, during
her life and at her decease to be equally divided between her children, to her
and to her heirs forever.”
proved that at the time the will was made, SELEY MONTFORD was the wife of
MONTFORD; that she died about 15 or 16 years before the trial of the cause;
that she left 4 children, 3 of whom
plaintiffs; that the 4th was a son, who died a minor, 6 or 7 years
old, and there was no evidence that administration had ever been granted
estate. It was further proved that STEPHEN BOBBITT died in
1824 and that the slaves sued for are the children of Linsey.
Defendant introduced testimony
conducing to prove that SELEY BOBBITT was married to THOMAS J. C. MONTFORD in
September, 1822, and that before
the will of STEPHEN BOBBITT, the newly married couple had gone to housekeeping
about 4 miles from residence of STEPHEN BOBBITT and that from that time, until
the sale by T. J. C. MONTFORD, in 1828 to MOSES LEWIS, the slave had always
been in possession of T. J. C.
Plantiffs, by way of rebuttal, offered deposition of one HARRIS BOBBITT:
short time before STEPHEN BOBBITT made his will, he came to my house a memo,
as how best to dispose of a part of his property to his youngest aughter SELEY,
who married T. J. C. MONTFORD,
having no confidence in MONTFORD, stated to me, how he should dispose of his
property to his daughter, so
MONTFORD should not make way with it. He finally concluded he would not leave
it in the power of any of his daughters’ husbands to spend any of his
property, though he said he doubted none of them but MONTFORD.”
after the death of BOBBITT, MONTFORD moved to Alabama and sold the slave to
I would be interested in
any information on the Montfords you may have or any suggestions as to whom I
could get in touch that may be able to help me further with this. Also, do you
know if any of the Bobbitts, specifically Harris, moved to Greene County? I
would assume that he was at the trial.
Finally, do you have a
copy of Stephen Bobbitt’s will, perhaps naming some of Seley’s
children or giving other
details? I tried to look it up at the Dallas Library, but had no luck. I
assumed it was filed in Warren County, North Carolina.
Thank you very much.
December 8, 2005 WILSON
I am searching for information on the death of Susie Baker Wilson (Black
or Mulatto), my grandmother. She married Andrew Wilson under the name
Susan Baker on January 4, 1885 in Greene County. She is found on United
States census' 1880 through 1910. On the 1880 She is also listed as Susan
Baker, female, mulatto in the household of her mother Liza Baker. A son is
also listed with her as Joe Baker, male, mulatto. On the 1900 she was
listed with her husband as Sue Wilson and 3 children Julia, Delia and
Dave. The 1910 census lists her in the household of her son Dave
Wilson. She was born a slave in Greene County in 1858, and is believed to
have lived her entire life in Greene County. My father did not discuss his
relatives very much in my presence. During his lifetime I was not
interested in genealogy, and never queried him about my
relatives. Assistance from anyone in this matter would be appreciated.
McLendon Wilson (email@example.com
December 2, 2005 HUTTON, SCOTT, LAWSON
I had put some information on yahoo.com and
one of the pages that came up was from Greene County. It suggested that
there may be information about the ancestry of Hale County residents.
I am looking for information on
African-American Huttons, Scotts and Lawsons in Hale County (and maybe
Morelands and Seays). My grandparents were from Hale County, but they moved
to Birmingham from Greensboro between 1917 and 1920. But my
great-grandparents lived in Greensboro before the Civil War (some were
slaves, but I think that some may have been free). My understanding is that
part of Hale County (and maybe the part with Greensboro in it) was a part of
Greene County before the Civil War.
I would appreciate any help and guidance
concerning finding some of this information. If you have any information
that you would like to share me concerning how to do this [where Greene
County is concerned], my email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and patience. Farewell, and do
November 27, 2006 HOOPER, WHITWORTH
I would like to add two names to the registry.
HOOPER and WHITWORTH
Also, I have the original Bible Page of children born to John H. Burton and wife
Nancy S. (nee Whitworth) Hooper, period 1836-1841, should there be any interest.
Ron L. Hooper
Ron Hooper [email@example.com]
October 30, 2005
I'm interested in copies of some of the Orphan's Court
Records... how do I go about getting these?
Please see this link to obtain Greene County Record Copies:
October 23, 2005 FERGUSON
I am trying to find the correct date of death
of Russell W. Ferguson who was buried in the Mesopotamia cemetery in 1975 I
believe. I also need to locate the grave. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot!
October 13, 2005 JACKSON
I'm looking for all Jackson families
in Greene Co AL from the 1820-1830-1840 census.
October 9, 2005 GANDY
I found your information on the internet and
had a couple of questions concerning Richard R. Gandy. I have found
several sources on Richard R. Gandy, but none really agree on his birth,
so I am not sure if I have the correct information for the Richard R.
Gandy I am looking for. The one I am researching married Elizabeth
(Rodgers, I am told). I have an 1850 Census which lists Richard R Gandy
and Elizabeth with sons John J. and Larkin B. John J. Is my GG
grandfather, b 1847 in Verona, Mississippi. The age of Richard from the
census is 23, which would put his birth abt. 1827 +/- a year. I believe
the Rodgers may be correct because the neighbor is Larkin Rodgers. So, my
question is: do you have any documentation on the Richard you list that
may help me determine if we have a shared ancestry and how it is shared?
Thanks for any help you
may be able to provide, Robin & Robert Heard [firstname.lastname@example.org]
October 9, 2005 E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGE
My e-mail address has changed to
email@example.com I have
connections to Gandy, Maughan, Richardson, Johnson, Wilson, Upchurch,
Spencer, Fason, Baines, Boulton, Gosa, & other Greene county families.
September 30, 2005 RICE
I will be going to the recently found Rice cemetery in Clinton around the
first week of December. A thorough clean up will be done, but I was wondering
what materials are best for mending tombstones (in case some are cracked) and
should I attempt to clean them (they are all stone or marble) if so with what
kind of cleanser etc. I'm sure somebody has done this before, if you let me
know I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Joe Herrera [firstname.lastname@example.org]
August 29, 2005 PIPPENS/CARPENTER/WHITE/STEELE
Hello, my name is Alexander Barrett and I was contacting you, because I was
very interested in the site that you have created. I have looking at this
website for a couple of years now and have discovered that there has been a
change in it. I was contacting you, because I was very interested in the
information that you have placed on here and where exactly you have obtained
your pictures. I think that they are very very interesting and was wondering
if it is possible for you to get your hands on more pictures. My ancestors
also came from Greene County Alabama. The Twin Oaks Plantation in Eutaw on Rte
14 was owned by my great-great-great grandfather's first cousin, Marjorie
Pippin-Carpenter. My great-great-great grandfather was William Henry Pippin,
who owned the Pippin Place going toward West Greene. I have pictures of the
Carpenters and some Pippins, but I was really trying to get a lot more
information on the families. Asa White and Elihu Steele were my uncles and I
am also related to the King/Horton families.
Alexander Barrett <email@example.com>
August 22, 2005 HILL
We found these gravesites and thought that you might want to post them
here. The graves are just off Alabama Highway 60 (on privately owned
property). They are not in good condition with the tombstones broken in
several places; however, we were able to make out information for two of the
graves. I found (on this website) that Green Hill was one of the early
settlers of Greene County. If anyone has any questions, my e-mail address is:
Carolyn Strickland Smalley
Born in Franklin County, NC (?) 5, 1771 (Note: we could not read the month of
Died in Greene County, ALA, May 17, 1830
Julia Ann Hill
Died November 27, 18??
Aged 17 (?) years
August 12, 2005 Confederate Soldiers in Greene County, Alabama
building a website honoring the men who served in the 16th Confederate Cavalry
and came across a soldier who is buried at Bigbee Cemetery. His name is David
H. Williams. He raised an independent company of cavalry and was attached to
the 16th. He was promoted to surgeon. You can find more on
him at my site on the "Field and Staff" page. Here is the web address:
I would like to add a picture of his gravestone to my site, do you know anyone
who would be willing to get me one?
Your website is very informative and professional. Thank you
Best Wishes, Chris Lyons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
August 11, 2005 BRENNER
My great-uncle came to Forkland before the turn of the century
and was a merchant in Forkland. His name was Charles (Charley) Brenner. He
came from Russia and according to the 1910 census, he became a citizen in
1900. He probably went to one of the local courts to become naturalized. Would
there have been a court in Forkland he might have gone, or did he probably go
to Eutaw to the County Seat to the County Court there?
How can I go about getting addresses of the various courts in
the county to sent out queries? If I can get a hold of my uncle's Petition to
become a citizen, it will have invaluable information on who his father and
mother were and exactly where in Europe he came from.
If you can help me in any way, I shall be so very indebted to
August 9, 2005 WIDEMAN
I saw a listing on the Green County, Alabama Genealogy Website stating the
Person Named in Greene Co, Alabama Orphans Court Record 1824-1829 Wideman, Henry
5, 94, 100, 103, 156, 230, 311
Henry Wideman was my 3rd Great Grandfather and lived in Sumter Co., Alabama, but
had land throughout several counties, so I believe this reference is linked to
I am somewhat puzzled as to what an "Orphan Court Record" is, because he was not
an orphan, I have traced his lineage back to the 1700's, so I am very interested
to see what this reference to him specifically pertains to...
Do you know how I can get a copy of the records?
What do the numbers listed by his name refer to?
Julia Stephens, e-mail address:
August 6, 2005 RICE
I understand the Clinton Presbyterian Church has been closed
for many years, but I wonder if anybody knows where the membership list may be
found (I understand that black people were allowed to sit in the balcony).
Also my relatives may have attended (Hopkins Rice, Alexander Rice) with their
slaves required to attend.
Clinton or Concord church was abandoned due to flooding and members moved to the
Ebenezer Church which is where the slave balcony is. I had a tour of the church
in March and took some photos of the balcony: (http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlGenWeb/Geography/Clinton/Images/EbenezerChurchGalley.JPG)
More photos of
There is a
book that was recently published called the “History of the Ebenezer
Presbyterian Church” by Ralph L. Liverman. I found an entry for Hopkins Rice in
the book on page 20:
4. Session convened and opened with prayer. Present were A.P. Silliman,
Moderator, Elders J.B. Thompson, S. Walker and W.J. Hutton. Application was made
by the following persons for admission to the church, viz: Hopkins Rice, Barnett
Cassells, John A. Walker, John P. Rice, Benjamin Marriott, Frank M. Dunn, Thomas
A. Thompson, Sarah F. Hartness, Judith P. Merriweather, & Frances A. Sanders.
Session was kept open.
the 5th of September, Amanda P. Barry, Mary Jane Price, Elizabeth A.
Cook, Mrs. Anna F. Rice and two servants, Martha, a servant of Barney Cox, and
Finny, a servant of William B. Harkness, all of who were severely examined as to
a change of heart and the foundation of their hopes which was entirely
satisfactory. They were all cordially received into full communion in this
church. Session closed with prayer.
Hutton, Clerk of Session
The book may
be sold out. I obtained my copy from:
Liverman, Attorney at Law
of the sale of the book go to the Greene County Historical Society.
August 5, 2005
I am writing to let you know that I have compiled a book on
the 43rd Alabama Infantry CSA. Many men from this regiment came from Greene
County. Others came from Marengo, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Mobile and Fayette
Counties. About 50 or more men came from your area. Their names (1100 plus )
and service records are contained in the book. It's called Gracie's Pride - the
43rd Alabama Infantry Volunteers. Hard back, 495 pages. It's available on line
or at bookstores. These men followed Archibald Gracie to war. He was a New York
born business man who became a Confederate Brigadier General. His home in New
York is still the official Mayor's residence, "The Gracie Mansion". General
Gracie was killed by enemy fire at Petersburg and is now buried in the family
plot in NYC with no mention of his being a CSA General. The book contains a
short history of the regiment. They fought at Kentucky, Chickamauga, Petersburg
and finally surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. If
you are interested I can supply more info. I am a member of the Mobile
Genealogical Society and helped produce a reunion of descendants of the 38th
Alabama in Grove Hill in April 05. If I can help do look ups or such let me
know. Best Regards.
Arthur E. Green <email@example.com>
/ Mobile. AL 251 478-6553.
July 21, 2005 Rice
There is a small cemetery in Clinton Alabama called
Rice cemetery. There are only 12 graves. One is a 6 ft monument, buried there is
Hopkins Rice. It is listed in the Greene Co Cemeteries in Clinton. I would love
to have those names and maybe some pictures and would reimburse for all
expenses. If anyone in Clinton is willing to do some clean up, please let me
know what is involved and we could work something out.
Thanks. Joe Rice <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joe - I added a transcription for the
Rice Cemetery -- the source was the Journal of Mrs. Mary Marshall edited by
Wiese. If anyone has any corrections, better driving directions or photos of the
cemetery please send to me as well. Thank you.
-- Kim Jacobsobn
July 18, 2005, Posey, Winston
I am interested in listings from the
Mesopotamia Cemetery. I think the following people are buried there:
Col. John Jones Winston 1785-1850
Col. John Milton Winston 1808-1847
Lucy Norfleet (Smith) Winston 1813-1849
Mary Francis (Winston) Posey (1813-1846?)
Dr. Madison Bruce Posey
Is the cemetery still active? Is there a plot listing maintained by the church
Jack Winston <email@example.com>
I do not know of any online listings for the cemetery other than a very
limited partial at
The cemetery is still active – I have been there a couple of times – and it is
huge. It is sometimes called the “Eutaw” cemetery. There is a Confederate
Monument and according to Mrs. Marshall, Col. John A Winston, 8th Ala and Capt
John James Winston are inscribed on the monument.
I have a very old transcription that was done by Mrs. Mary Marshall with some of
John Milton Winston, b. Mar 16, 1808, d. Feb 28, 1847
Mrs. Lucy N. wife of Col. John M. Winston died Apr 6, 1849 aged 39
John J. Winston d. Apr 5, 1850 age 65 son of Capt. Anthony Winston of Va. one of
earliest settlers of state and commissioned officer of War of 1812. Attached to
Col. Coffees Brigade.
Rufus Earl Posey d. 26 Nov 1844 in 17 yr
Mrs. Mary Frances wife of Dr. M. B. Posey dau. of Col. John J Winston died 18
June 1843 in 26th year
Joel Winston Jones, Dec. 3, 1853 – Sept 4, 1854
Mary Virginia Winston, Feb 4, 1836 – May 5, 1883
John James Winston, Oct 6, 1835 – May 16, 1871
Lucy Norfleet Winston, Sept 6, 1860 – Sept 11, 1937
Mary Johnny Winston, Oct 15, 1862 – Apr 15, 1942
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July 15, 2005, Pendergrass, Upchurch
Pendergrass Family from Greene County, Alabama.
Eliza Elizabeth Pendergrass, b.18 Dec 1851 in Greene Co., married Robert Burton
Upchurch, also b. Greene Co, 4 July 1848. Any info on the Pendergrass ancestors,
July 8, 2005
Gandy, Murphy, Leavelle, Hammett. In the Family
History of John Henderson Gandy (See
Greene County Family Histories by Surnames), there is a picture of a reunion
of the descendants of Thetney Richardson Gandy Murphy taken in 1937. Included
are her son Daniel Gandy and his children and grandchildren, her daughter
Araminta/Mittie Gandy Hammett's children (at least her daughter Lizzie and
Lizzie husband Newt), and her son John Parker Murphy Jr., his daughter and
grandchildren. Most of the people have been identified. With the picture is a
numbered photo and an identification list by number.
Please help us identify the others! They may be Mittie's son Balmar Hammett and
his family, but know nothing about them. If you know anything about them or can
identify others, please let me know! Charlotte Patterson
June 28, 2004 STEEN
I am interested in more information on Victoria Buford
Steen who was my great grandmother. I have most of my Steen family records back
to the time they entered Mississippi but I have not been able to connect to
anyone who migrated to Mississippi.
There is also an interesting aside to the story. The tombstone of Victoria
Buford Steen at Hebron Cemetery has the name Victoria Davis Steen on it.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Mike Steen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
June 27, 2004
I have not visited the ALGenWeb site for Greene County in some time. I have always found it to be informative and felt that Rod Bush
had collected a vast amount of very helpful information. The new interface is wonderful, so easy to use and quite attractive.
I appreciate the way that you have integrated the historic maps into the website. I know that before there were some folks that
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Thanks for your efforts.
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DANIELS June 13, 2004
My name is Peggy Ivey, looking for any info, on Levi H Daniels in Greene Co Al
or any other co. al. any thang at all thank you peggy ivey <SHANTELHENSON@cs.com>
JOHNSON May 10, 2005
I visited the Little Rock Hist. CO. and found 2 Martin Johnsons listed on
the 1830 census. My gggrandmother was Mourning Trussell Johnson m. to Martin
Johnson. They were both listed in the Southern area....one had the last number
of 7 and the other had a last number of 9. I had never seen this before....it
may answer many questions for us. There was also a Martin Johnson listed in
Monroe County, AL 1830 census...can you help identify the 2 for Greene County
and the one for Monroe County? My family has searched for a long, long, time...I
surely hope you can help....Thanks, Kathryn Trussell Warren <Ebbwr@wmconnect.com>
BELLIS/DAVID/MCQUEEN May 3, 2005
I am trying to find out some information about my family. My
great-grandparents were Edward Thayer Bellis who married Polly Beasley David. At
that time they owned a pecan plantation outside Eutaw, Alabama (or what was left
of one; it was originally about 4,000 acres, according to Greene County records.
In about 1938 the property had been reduced to about one acre -- the rest had
been sold to pay off gambling debts. The main house then burned to the ground.)
One of Edward and Polly's children, also Polly, married William Northington
McQueen. His children were Billy McQueen and Polly Louise.
Another child of Edward and Polly was George David Bellis. George David was my
grandfather. I am trying to trace back my family's lineage as far as possible
through both the Bellis side and the David side. As the David side was located
in Eutaw, AL, I thought perhaps you might have some information. Family lore has
passed along the story that the David family went, on occasion, to the White
House for tea (I do not remember if it was the Millard Fillmore White House or
the Martin Van Buren White House; I believe it was Fillmore).
Anything would be appreciated. Peter Damian Bellis <Conjureman27@aol.com>
LEVY 24 April 2005
I am seeking a genealogical researcher (I am willing to pay for his/her
services) who can cover Hale County (particularly Greensboro) and Greene County
Complete details will be sent, but I am interested in Jacob L (J. L.) Levy and
his wife Flora Levy. Birth and death dates, which may not be correct, are 1843
(1839) to 1891 for Jacob and 1843- 1916 for Flora who may have died in
Demopolis. If you can recommend someone, please advise by return e-mail.
Thank you! David
Brener, Fargo, ND (701) 293-3815
HERD 14 April 2005
I am seeking information on Alexander Herd, a tombstone carver from Scotland.
Alexander carved many of the marble stones in Greene County cemeteries from
about 1850-1876. Alexander lived in Eutaw, first in the Littleberry Pippens
House (1853-1859) and then in the Iredell P. Vaughn House (1859-1876). Alexander
married Margaret Elizabeth Hamlett, daughter of William R. Hamlett and Sarah M.
Anderson. I would really like to know where he and his wife are buried and any
information on his parents or siblings as well. His daughter Lela is buried in
Mesopotamia cemetery as well as his wife's father leading me to believe that he
may be buried in Mesopotamia?
Kim Jacobson [email@example.com]
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery 13 April 2005
A full transcription of the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery has been added, complete
with photos of most tombstones. Webmaster
Mobley Cemetery 13 April 2005
Hope that you can use this info. If so I might have some more.
God Bless, Eddie Herndon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
DUNLAP 31 March 2005
DUNLAP, JAMES AL Greene 2/1/1826
St. Stephens 1619 AL0040__.031
I am just now going over the Greene County page, yall have really done a lot of
work and it looks great. The above James Dunlap is my ggggf. I have never
understood why he is not listed as an early settler in the county.
DUNLAP, JOSEPH AL Greene 12/1/1830 St. Stephens 2245 AL0050__.137
and this is my gggf. There could be a technical reason he is not listed because
he is listed as an assign of Baty (I am not sure what that means even). When
you have time can you look into these 2 listing and see if they can be added to
the early settlers list. Most of the other Dunlaps are brothers of Joseph.
(Added to the History->Early
Settlers C-D - Webmaster)
Also I have some photos of family stones in the Mesopotamia Cemetery. Can these
be added to the site, if I can get good quality pictures to email you?
Kay Dunlap Boyd
We welcome your additions to the site! Webmaster
Howard/McCracken 14 Mar 2005 I'm a native of Eutaw (born at home, in
there in those days), my family living there until I was 14. It's my
mother's family that has roots in Greene County, including Steeles,
Robertsons, Howards and McCrackens. I know more about the first two, very
little about the last two, and am having trouble finding anything much on
the net. My mother, Margaret Howard McCracken Brown is the daughter of
William McCracken and Ruth Steele McCracken McLean (last name by way of
second marriage), whose parents were J.D. Steele, Jr. and Elizabeth Howard
Steele. Her parents were A. W. (Alan Wesley) Howard and Jane Robertson Howard
(of the "Horseshoe" Robertson clan in Tuscaloosa County). I'm mainly looking
for info about the families of my grandfather, William McCracken, whom I
believe left town after he and my grandmother (Ruth Steele) divorced in the
1930's. (I think he ended up somewhere in South Carolina) and my
gggrandfather A. W. Howard. I know he had a big general store, A. W. Howard
and Company, on the back side of the courthouse square. I remember a
photograph of McCracken's mother (I think maybe her name was Margaret too,
but not sure.), but I know nothing at all about anyone in A. W. Howard's
family, and not very much about him, for that matter. Any help greatly
appreciated. David Brown in Huntsville
SEALE/SHELBY 13 Mar 2005 Mary Jane Seale married John H. Selby (Shelby) August
26, 1833 in Greene County at the age of 13! Mary and John lived in Tuscaloosa,
Baldwin County and she later lived out her life in Escambia County,
Fl. (Pensacola) with her son, William Asbury Shelby who founded the community of
Beulah, Beulah Baptist Church and the Beulah Cemetery where Mary was buried in
1899. ANY lead would be appreciated.
Johnson/Trussell 8 Mar 2005 I am in search of the Martin Johnson family. His
wife died in 1837 so I'm wondering if they would be on the 1830 census. Any
information that you could give to me would be greatly appreciated. He would be
my gggrandfather. Also a Joseph Green Johnson who was supposed to have been born
around 1835 in Greene County and any information on any Trussell member family.
Thanks, Kathryn Trussell Warren
Chamblee 28 Feb 2005 Was wondering if anyone could help with information on
Jacob Chamblee and his 2nd wife Sarah E. Morrow and where they are
buried?? Sarah died 9/26/1887---Jacob died 4/18/1898 Greene Co. Ala.
How many children did Jacob and Sarah have??? How many did
he have by 1st. wife Charity Cockrell???? Also any info on Jane (Jannie)
Chamblee marrying on 4/6/1894 and to who??? We have it John T.
Chamblee????Anything anyone could pass on would be appreciated.
thanks Roy Barnes, <email@example.com>
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SUMMEY Family Data - Updated 02/26/05
- Someone mailed some Greene County
Orphans Court Records to me, including a rather complete file for the heirs of Peter
W. Summey of Havanna Alabama, who died before the 7th day of September 1835 in
Greene Co, AL. His father or brother, Jacob Summey was Admininistrator of the considerable
estate and guardian of the 8 children. The papers name Peter's wife, Margaret [daughter of
James Cammack/ Camak, who m.2 by Feb. 1839 John M. C. Walker], and children [possibly in
order of birth]: Elizabeth B. Summey; Sarah K. Summey; Eliza A. Summey; Barbara S. Summey
[who m. by 1843 Wm. J. Ryan]; Nancy Harriet Summey [who m. by 1842 Newton Marley]; Pamela
Jane Summey; Frederick C. Summey; and Mary H. Summey. I have no birth dates, but the data
suggests that Frederick was very young when his father died and that Mary may have been
born after her father's death. [Note: On 26 Nov 1823 there is a Federal Land Record for
Jacob Summy in Greene Co, AL.] Does anyone have one of these Summey's in their
family tree? If so, please respond to Rod Bush, County Coordinator, Greene Co, ALGenweb email@example.com
SUMMEY Supplement #2: from Allen Summey firstname.lastname@example.org
: The Summey family line that Peter came from was living in N.C. prior to the opening of
Indian Lands in Alabama. Peter moved to AL at that time. As best I can figure Peter must
have been an uncle of my Great Great Grandfather William Henry Summey b. in 1854 in
Transylvania County, N.C. I have been unable to prove this connection through
documentation but the timeframes and family locations all suggest this.My documented line
stops with my GGrandfather. I have a lot of info on many Summey's before him in N.C.
(between about 1750 -1854) but I can not identify his father or family. He just sort of
magically appeared in the mountains of N.C. near Brevard (South of Asheville and
Hendersonville but just north of the S.C. line near I-26).
SUMMEY Supplement #3: I saw your post concerning Peter and Jacob Summey who came
to Alabama in 1820. I have some detailed information on them though they are not directly
in my line. The daughter, Margaret Summey married an Elliott. His decendants are a family
of lawyers here in Birmingham, Edward M. Elliott, Jr., the second and the third. I can
look up my detailed info if you need it, but it may be the same as yours. -- Sid Summey SUMMEY@aol.com
SUMMEY Supplement #4: Peter and Jacob Summey are brothers of my
g-g-grand-mother, Sarah Summey Ramseur, who was married to Philip Ramseur. Jacob and Peter
are sons of Frederick and Blandina Weidner Summey. -- Joan Creech email@example.com
SUMMEY Supplement #5: 8 Mar 2005 I saw your link on Green County, my family came from
Hendersonville, NC, we are Black.
My descendant is Abraham Summey, he was a slave. They do not know if Abraham was
his son or not. Rebecca
CARPENTER/ CRAIG/ CRENSHAW - 02/26/05
- I WOULD LIKE TO ADD PHILIP CRENSHAW, LUCELLE CRAIG & TIMOTHY CARPENTER TO MY
SEARCH LIST. THESE ARE MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS AND THEY ARE FROM ALICEVILLE, AL firstname.lastname@example.org
LILES - 02/26/05 - I am attempting to
reach a Charlie A. Liles, who has posted inquiries that include some of my ancestors - his
address droidad@aol. com no longer functions. He appears to have interest in the surname
FORTSON. I was wondering if anyone had any contact with this gentleman or perhaps had a
current email or us post address or phone number for him? I know this is a long shot, but
if his information on the LILES family proves out, it could give some additional
information if there is a LILES / FORTSON connection. Martha A. Liles, b. Attala Co, MS
gave birth to my grand father Marvin Lee Harrison b. 1 Oct 1893, Pike Co, MS. -- Ray
Bolgee - 02/26/05 - I enjoy Alabama
history. I was wondering if anyone knows the origin of the name Boligee or how the town
got it's name? Thanks. --Gary W. Tate GWTATE@southernco.com
[It sounds Native American to me, but maybe someone knows- Rod Bush, site coordinator]
SHERLEY/ SHIRLEY - 02/26/05
- I'm looking for
any information on the Shirley's in which Emeline Shirley descended from. At this time,
this is all I know:
Family Tree Maker Family Archives Marriage index Alabama, 1800 - 1900 CD#248
Lett, Belfield Spouse Sherley, Emeline
Marriage date Dec 28, 1841
Source County Court Records
Microfilm Number 1290852 - 1290855
Thanks. -- Sharon Cobb email@example.com
- 02/26/05 - - Where are old Greene
County criminal and civil court / docket / jail records kept? Court house or Alabama
Archives in Montgomery or ....? -- CRAD firstname.lastname@example.org
[The Handybook does not give dates, but they should be in the Court House in Eutaw. - Rod Bush,
WARMACK - 01/30/05 - - Being a Nebraskan myself, I didn't know that
Greensboro was once a part of Greene County. My husband had an ancestor born there and I
can't find a thing out about him. His name was Jesse Warmack and was born in 1854 in
Greensboro. I would appreciate any information about any Warmacks living there in that
year. Thank you. -- Phyllis Warmack email@example.com
HUFFMAN - 01/30/05 - - I'm researching HUFFMAN from Greene
Co. AL. - Sandra firstname.lastname@example.org
ALGREENE-L - 01/30/05 - My name is Becky and I have just recently taken over as the list administrator
for the Greene County, Alabama ALGREENE-L. For those of you interested, there is a message
board located at the following URL:
- "Becky P." email@example.com
ERIE, AL - 01/30/05 - - I was wondering if
anyone would know of the location of Erie, Alabama? Also, would a map showing the location
be available? --Mel Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon, MS. Researching Ward, Edwards, McDow, Fulton
Note: Ghosttowns.com - Alabama http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/al/al.html
lists Erie in present Hale County at: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/al/erie.html
. It was on the banks of the Black Warrior River at Erie Bend near Greensboro.- Rod Bush,
Webmaster. Greene Co AL Genweb
PATTON - 01/30/05 - Seeking
the location info of a journal of Dr. William M. Patton, of Knoxville or Eutaw , Greene
Co, AL. Dates would be sometime after 1820 to his death in 1872.-- Lisa Coultrup email@example.com
SWINSON - 01/30/05 - - I am trying to find
information on James Glisson Swinson who moved from Duplin Co., NC, to Greene Co., AL, in
the 1830s. He moved on to Chickasaw Co., MS, in the 1840s. Specifically, I would like to
pinpoint the year of his move from AL to MS. Could you put me in touch with someone who
might be willing to check county deeds to see if and when Swinson sold land in Greene Co.?
-- Tom Byrd ByrdJaT@aol.com
MORROW - 01/30/05 - - My name is Bill Morrow.
I'm Co-Administrator of the Morrow DNA testing project. I've made several postings in the
past and my email has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
in case anybody wishes to get in touch with me. My postings related to Major Samuel
Morrow Jr 1760-1846 whose descendants lived in Greene Co during 1800's. Major Sam lived in
Spartanburg Co SC late 1700's to when he died there.--Bill Morrow email@example.com
KING - 01/30/05 - Please add the following for surname KING references ca 1798+. Also, I
have completed a survey of Pleasant Hill Cumberland Church Cemetery (Greene Co.) and it is
available online at:
The above link includes all burials through July of 2002, some historic data on some of
the burials, and photos of all tombstones. It is searchable by surname. I will be visiting
the cemetery again this spring to straighten out the locations for some of the burials. We
recorded the location on about half of the cemetery before running out of steam (literally
it was HOT in that cemetery in July). My sister (Cheryl Schmenk) and I will be
completing more full surveys in the spring if weather permits. I have partial surveys on
the above site for Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Horton Cemetery, Ebenezer and Mesopotamia.
There is a full survey of Horton with photos.-- Kim Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated on May 3, 2005