MISCELLANEOUS FAMILY HISTORIES
Jacob Alford was b. ca. 1781 in Bute Co, NC, a son of John Alford and Chloe
Pope, and died about 1839/40 in Greene Co, AL. He married Milbre Gray before
1801 in NC. She was born about 1780 in NC and died after 1852 in Lauderdale Co,
MS. Their children were: 1) John W. Alford b. ca. 1801/03 NC, d. before 1860, m.
16 Mar 1825 in Greene County, AL to Luanna W. Rodden; 2) William Alford b. ca.
1805/07 NC, m. 10 Feb 1827 in Greene Co, AL to Ann Sargent; 3) Julius Alford b.
ca. 1803/07 Franklin Co? NC, d. ca. 1860 Lauderdale Co, MS; 4) Mary b. ca. 1807
Franklin Co, NC, d. 1858 Lauderdale Co, MS, m. 1) 15 Jan 1829 in Greene Co, AL
to Samuel H. Fortson. m. 2) 1840 in Lauderdale Co, MS
to William McLemore; 5)Roena Alford b. before 1812 Franklin Co, NC, m. 18 Aug
1827 in Greene Co, AL to William Miller; 6) Lydia Alford b. before 1812 in
Franklin Co, NC, m. 31 Dec 1828 in Greene Co, AL to Riley Higginbotham; 7)
Pennina Alford b. before 1814 NC, m. 11 Dec 1830 in Greene Co, AL Littleberry
Banes; 8) James C. (or G.) Alford b. about 1821 Franklin Co, NC, m. about 1841
in MS to Harriet ____; 9) L. H. Alford b. about 1822 Franklin Co, NC.
Abraham Alford was b. 1787 in NC , also a son of John Alford and Chloe Pope,
and died after 1850 in Greene Co, AL. He married about 1808 in NC, Line ____ b.
ca. 1788 __. Children: 1) Abraham Alford Jr. b. ca. 1808 NC; 2) John H. Alford
b. ca. 1810 NC, m. Mary E. Barrens 25 Jul 1839 AL; 3) Henderson H. Alford b. ca.
1814 NC, m. 21 Nov 1848 in Greene Co, AL Catherine Whitened; 4) D. Fencer Alford
b. ca. 1815 NC, m. 6 Sep 1841 in Greene Co, AL Sarah A. G. Cherry. Children: a)
Samuel T. C. Alford b. ca. 1844 Greene Co, AL; b) Alice Alford b. ca. 1846
Greene Co, AL; c) Alone Alford b. ca. 1848 Greene Co, AL; d) S. Alford (girl) b.
ca. 1849 Greene Co, AL; e) Sarah Alford b. ca 1851 AL; f) M. Alford (girl) b.
ca. 1858 AL; 5) Rebecca E. Alford b. ca. 1819/20 NC m 20 Feb 1838 in Greene Co,
AL Robert E. Coleman; 6) Kelly Alford b. ca. 1820/21 NC; 7) Adeline C. Alford b.
ca. 1822/23 Greene Co, AL, m. 9 Jan 1847 Joseph H. Bryan; 8) Eleanor Alford b.
ca. 1824/25 Greene Co, AL, m. in Greene Co, AL Joseph Knighton; 9) James M.
Alford b. ca 1828 Greene Co, AL; 10) John B. Alford b. ca. 1832 Greene Co, AL,
m. 4 Apr 1854 in Greene Co, AL Sarah C. Rainey.
BARBOUR/ MINOR Family
Mordecai Barbour b. ca Sep 1753 in VA and served as an officer in the
Revolution. In the Culpepper Co VA Militia.He lived in Fredericksburg, VA until
1808, when he moved to Petersburg. He died in 1846 at the home of his daughter,
Frances Barbour Minor in Greene Co, AL. Mordecai and his first wife, Elizabeth
Strode, had a daughter, Frances Throckmorton Barbour, who m. Henry Minor in VA
and moved to Huntsville, AL about 1815. They relocated in Tuscaloosa in 1824 and
to Greene Co. in 1835. . Judge Henry Minor d. in Greene Co. in 1838, age 55 and
was buried at Boligee. Henry and Frances had several children, including Philip
Edward Barbour Minor, who m. Eliza Perry and had a daughter, Fanny Minor b.
Marion, AL m. Mr. Riggs.
Col. Samuel Higginbotham b. , son of d. m. ca. Jane Satterwhite, b. daughter
of d. Their children were: 1) Ann Higginbotham b. 8 May 1772 Amherst Co, VA, d.
21 Apr 1852 Greene Co, AL, m. 7 Aug 1794 in Elbert Co, GA to William Fortson; 2)
Viletta Higginbotham b. ca. 1779 Amherst Co, VA, d. 1838 in GA/AL, m. in Elbert
Co, GA George Turman; 3) John Satterwhite Higginbotham b. 17 Dec 1792 Amherst
Co, VA m. 10 After 1810 Elbert Co, GA to Anne Staunton, m 2) 5 Nov 1826 in
Greene Co, AL to Martha Ricks b. bef 1812; 4) Joseph Higginbotham b. ca. 1793
Amherst Co, VA; 5) Bleckley Higginbotham b. ca. 1795/99 Amherst Co, VA, m.
6) Major George Green Higginbotham b. 15 Jul 1791 Elbert Co, GA, d. 6 May 1859
Clinton, Greene Co, AL, m. 20 Feb 1817 in Elbert Co, GA Sarah Fortson, daughter
of Benjamin Fortson and Elizabeth Gaines. Children: a) Sarah Ann b. 1 Oct 1919
Elbert Co, GA, d. 5 Aug 1873 DeSoto Par, LA, m. 18 Oct 1837 in Greene Co, AL to
Bennett Smith Dickson; b) Benjamin T. b. ca. 1825 Greene Co, AL d. Greene Co,
AL, m. after 1846 in Greene Co, AL to Mary V. Higginbotham b. Oct 1831, d. Mar
1853 Greene Co, AL; c) George Green, Jr. B. ca, 1827 Greene Co, AL d. 19 Mar
1895, Ellis Co, TX, m. after 1843 in Greene Co, AL to Isabella Coleman; Clary A.
(girl) b. ca. 1835 Greene Co, AL; Isabella b. ca. 1838 Greene Co, AL.
Riley Higginbotham b. 22 Sep 1793 Madison Co, GA was a son of Jacob
Higginbotham and Anne Higginbotham. He m 31 Dec 1828 in Greene Co, AL to Lydia
Alford, daughter of Jacob. (See Alford Family)
Charles Hurst b. ca. 1765/75, m. E. _______ in SC before 1803 She d. After
1860 in Choctaw Co, AL. Children: 1) Willis Hurst b. ca./ 1803/1808 SC, m.
Zilpha _____; 2) William M. Hurst b. ca. 1811 SC, d, ca. 1902 Choctaw Co, AL, m.
before 1843 in Greene or Sumter Co, AL, Mary Elizabeth Steinwinder. Children: a)
Emma Hurst b. ca 1843 Choctaw or Sumter Co, AL, d. before 1900 Choctaw Co, AL m.
before 1860 in Choctaw Co, AL Alex Todd; b) Martha Ellen Hurst b. ca. 1843/52
AL, m. Albert M. Watson; c) Elizabeth Caroline Hurst b. ca 1844 AL, m. Salem
Newton; d) Susan Mary Hurst b. 20 Oct 1847 Choctaw Co, AL, d. 19 Dec 1931
Lauderdale Co, AL, m. 19 Dec 1859 in Quitman, Clarke Co, MS to Andrew Jackson
Kelly; e) Nancy Louise Hurst b. ca. 1848 Choctaw Co, AL , d. 14 Feb 1926 Choctaw
Co, AL, m. ca. 1868 AL to Fletcher Presley; . f) John W. Hurst b. ca. 1850
Choctaw Co, AL, d. 3 Aug 1913 Choctaw Co, AL, never married; g) James Elijah
Hurst b. ca. 1851 Choctaw Co, AL, d. after 1880, m. after 1880 Jane _____; h)
Emily Frances Hurst b. ca. 1853 Choctaw Co, AL, d. after 1900, m. 15 Jul 1888
Choctaw Co, AL to Robert B. Copeland; i) Lucy Ophelia Hurst b. 12 Oct 1854 AL,
d. 1939 Jones Co, MS, m. 13 May 1894 Choctaw Co, AL to Abney Bryan Copeland; j)
Joseph Allen Hurst b. 16 Mar 1858 Clarke Co, MS, d. 17 Feb 1924 Jones Co, MS, m.
ca. 1880 in MS to Alice A. Gear; k) Benjamin Hurst b. ca. 1861 Choctaw Co, AL,
m. Jesse ____; l) Mary V. Hurst b. Feb 1864 Choctaw Co, AL m. ca. 1890 in
Choctaw Co, AL to Albert E. Horn ; 3) Elijah Hurst b. ca. 1813/14 SC d. after
1880 Clay Co, MS, m. in Greene Co, AL 16 Jul 1839 Angelina Roney
John MOORE Family
John Moore was b. 8 Jan 1758 and lived in Elbert Co, GA He d. before 7 Jul
1823 in Greene Co, AL and m. Mary Lewis. Children: 1. Elijah Moore b. bef 1792;
2. Sallie Moore b. 1792, m. John Fortson (nephew of William), son of Benjamin
Fortson and Sally Head. She d. 1847 and was buried near Waverly, MS; 3. Fanny
Moore m. Mr. Dupuy; 4. Hester Moore m. Mr. Minter; 5. Lewis Moore b. 1804 m.
Willie Rice 2 Aug 1827 Greene Co, AL He d. 16 Feb 1866 and is buried near
Houston, MS; 6. Mary Cannon (Polly) Moore b. 18 Jul 1809 Elbert Co. GA, d. 10
Jul 1875, m. 1) John Flemong 20 Apr 1826 Greene Co, AL, m 2) James DeWitt
McAllister 1832 in Greene Co. (Lewis Moore had a son, John, whose daughter,
Sallie Moore m. Joe Jackson.)
Joshua RODEN was born ca. 1760 __ and died before 12 August 1828 in Greene
Co, AL. He married before 1791 in SC, Charity _________. Born ca. 1760 SC, died
after 1828 in Greene Co, AL. Children: 1). Theodore Roden b. ca. 1791 SC; 2)
Other Children b. 1793 to 1801 SC who d. before July 1827; 3) Joshua Roden b.
ca. 1803 SC; 4) John C. Roden b. ca. 1805 SC; 5) Elizabeth Roden b. ca. 1807 SC,
m. before July 1827 to Peter Oldham; 6) Leanna (Leah) Roden b. before 1809 SC,
m. 16 Mar 1825 in Greene Co, AL to John W. Alford, son of Jacob Alford and
Milbre Gray of NC; 7) Leacey Roden b. after 1809; 8) Delidia b. after 1811, m.
21 Jun 1832 in Greene Co, AL to J. S. W. Wilson; 9) Lewis Roden b. after 1812;
10) Carter Roden b. after 1814; 11) Harriet Roden b. after 1816.
STEINWINDER/ STEMWINDER/ COLLINS Family
John E. Steinwinder (Stemwinder in some records) b. ca. 1796/97 SC, d. AL, m.
before 1822 in AL to Susanna A. Collins b. ca 1803/04 SC, daughter of James
Collins & _____ Odom. Children: Mary Elizabeth Steinwinder b. Sep 1822 in Greene
Co, AL, d. ca.1913 Choctaw Co, AL, m. before 1843 in Greene or Sumter Co, AL to
William M. Hurst b. ca. 1811 SC, son of Charles Hurst (see Hurst Family)
James Trussell, Jr. b. 11 May 1770 Fredrick Co, VA, son of James Trussell &
Sarah Asher, d. 30 Sep 1860 Lauderdale Co, MS, m. ca. 1797 SC to Elizabeth
(Betsy) Lyles b.1 Jan 1781 Chester Co, SC, daughter of _____ Lyles & Abby
Cockrell, d. 30 Sep 1852, Greene Co, AL. Children: 1) John Trussell b. ca. 1798
SC, d. 30 Dec 1852, Lauderdale Co, MS, m. 12 Mar 1827 in Greene Co, AL to
Elizabeth Collins b. ca. 1799 KY daughter of Elisha Collins, Children: a) James
M. Trussell b. ca. 1831 Greene Co, AL, b) Sarah J. Trussell b. ca. 1833 Greene
Co, AL, c) Elisha Trussell b. ca. 1836 MS, d) Josiah T. Trussell b. ca. 1838 MS
; 2) Joseph Trussell b. ca. 1801 __, d.16 Feb 1835 Greene Co, AL, m. 15 Aug 1832
in Greene Co, AL to Mrs. Margaret Straight Price. [She m.1) before 1830 Mr.
Price.]; 3) Mourning Trussell b. ca. 1804 __, d. 30 Sep 1837 __, m. ca. 1821/24
Martin Johnson; 4) Matthew Trussell b. 6 Mar 1806 KY, d. 1839 __, m. 22 Jan 1830
in Greene Co, AL to Mary Ann Sanders; 5) James Madison Trussell b. 26 Dec 1808
Franklin Co, TN, d. 14 Nov 1887 Llano Co, TX, m. 8 May 1834 __ Susan Slaughter
Parks; 6) Nancy Trussell b. ca. 1810 TN, m. ______ Wright Hicks; 7) Susan
Trussell b.ca. 1811/12 TN, d. Lauderdale Co, MS, m. 18 Sep 1833 in Greene Co, AL
to Peter Ussery; 8) William Carroll Trussell b. 17 Apr 1813 TN, m. before 1838
in MS to Emaline _____; 9) Elizabeth Trussell b. ca 1815/20 AL; 10) Andrew
Jackson Trussell b. 15 Mar 1822 Greene Co?, AL.
Isaac Williams was a Captain in Col. Henry Dyer’s Regiment of the TN Militia
during the Creek Indian War. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Talledega
in November 1813 and served until 25 Dec 1813. He drew a disability pension from
1818 until his death in 1847. He lived in Bedford Co, TN in 1817, in Perry Co,
AL in 1821, in Greensboro, Greene Co, AL in 1822, in Carroll Co, MS in 1839 and
until his death before August 1847, in Choctaw Co, MS. In 1839, he said he move
to Carroll Co, MS to live with his sons and sons-in-law.
Added 11/09/04: On your web page you show:
"WILLIAMS Family: Isaac Williams was a Captain in Col. Henry Dyer’s Regiment
of the TN Militia during the Creek Indian War. He was severely wounded in the
Battle of Talledega in November 1813 and served until 25 Dec 1813. He drew a
disability pension from 1818 until his death in 1847. He lived in Bedford Co, TN
in 1817, in Perry Co, AL in 1821, in Greensboro, Greene Co, AL in 1822, in
Carroll Co, MS in 1839 and until his death before August 1847, in Choctaw Co,
MS. In 1839, he said he move to Carroll Co, MS to live with his sons and
I believe you'll find Isaac alive and well living with his son Paul WIlliams
in the 1850 census for Choctaw County, Mississippi, listed as being 76 years of
age. The date of 1847 that you quote I believe is merely the final date listed
in his pension record as that was the date of his final move which was from
Carroll County, Mississippi to then adjacent Choctaw County. (Montgomery County
was formed from Choctaw and Carroll County in 1871, and thus today separates the
two counties.) Isaac was most likely living with his son-in-law Nathan Pitman's
family while in Carroll County. Nathan Pitman had married Isaac's daughter
Due to the lost of most records of Choctaw County to fires and an apparently
lack of known extant tombstone for Isaac, the date of his exact date is unknown,
but since his pension record makes no further reference to any additional moves
and since his name is not listed in the 1860 census household of his son Paul
Williams, or for that matter in the 1860 census for Choctaw County, it is
presumed he died between 1850 and 1860. (He did have other kinsmen in the area
too, but his name is not found listed in the census for these households either
. Also, a former slave of the Williams family, a Mrs. Wilson, interviewed in the
1940's and again in the early 1950's (Mrs. Wilson lived to be 100 years old) had
no recollection of Paul Williams' father still living, although she could
remember the Union calvary in December of 1864 as they passed through on their
raid to burn the mills at Bankston, Miss., ransacking the Williams family home,
bundling up all of the family's china in the dinning room table cloth and then
breaking dropping and breaking the pieces their route to Bankston. [This was the
Union calvary of then Colonel Grierson, later General Grierson who went on after
the war to command the famous "Buffalo Soldiers," whose force were making their
second famous/infamous raid through the heart of the State of Mississippi, this
time the target being the last remaining operating shoe factory in the South,
shoes being the Civil War what ball bearings were to World War II. The Williams
family got off well though, as the home their neighbors, Allen Mather Powell,
Jr. and his mother Frances (Lindsey) Powell Garrett, was torched and burned to
the ground. (The first raid of Colonel Grierson in 1863 is the raid dramatized,
but highly fictionalized, in John Ford and John Wayne's classic, "The Horse
Soldiers.")] -- Jay Stein
firstname.lastname@example.org a great-great-great-greatgrandson of Captain Isaac
WYNNE, Williamson - b. ca. 1760 in Pendleton Dist, SC, was a son of Major
Joshua Wynne and wife, Elizabeth Appling. He was in the Revolution (1777-1778)
as a private in Capt. Dixon’s Company, 1st Regt, NC Line. He was also
a private in Capt. Jacob Welch’s Company of the 5th NC Regt. From Chowan Co. in
the War of 1812. He lived in NC and in GA before moving to Greene Co, AL. He
died, intestate, on his plantation, Wynnewood, in 1829 and is buried there, near
the home of his Coleman descendants. In April 1829, his son, Osmond Wynne, was
named administrator of his estate. He was survived by his widow, Eleanor
Magruder Wynne, and 5 children: Osmond and Erasmus, both over 21, and
Williamson, Robert and Salina Ann, who were under 21. His wife, Eleanor, made
her will 14 Feb 1848 and it was probated 26 Nov 1849. Her will was settled in
1854, Folio 1144 in Greene Co. The children of Williamson and Eleanor Wynne
were: Joshua; Pattie, who d. unmarried; John; Osmond Appling b. bef 1807, who m.
Frances Anderson; Erasmus b. 19 Dec 1807, m. 1) Jane Sophronia Anderson, sister
of Frances, m. 2) Mrs. Elizabeth Smither; Robert b. 9 Nov 1812 m. Elizabeth
Wynne; Williamson b. 1808-1813 m. 1) Palomie Smith, m. 2) Helen Robinson; Salina
Ann b. Aft 1813 m. William Ferrell. Descendants of Osmond stayed in AL, but
Robert, Erasmus and Williamson moved their families to TX.
This data was compiled by Rod Bush.
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Updated on November 09, 2004