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Researching John Brooks, born 1837,son of Hans

Letter sent to Clarence, son of Sissy Brooks:


Seek info. on John Brooke(s) bn c 1810 and family. John Brooke was bn in Holland and wife in France whose name is unknown. They came to the U.S. about 1841 and it's believed they lived in PA. The parents died possibly prior to l850 from unknown causes and left four young children: John (bn cl837); Edward; Henry and Christine. A guardian was appointed and Christine was adopted. John (bn cl837) is my gtgt grandfather. He was taught the tailoring trade and moved to Columbia, TN about l860. Nothing is known on the other siblings except one brother had a son named Abraham L. Brooke (bn cl866 - l870's) who is thought to have lived in Reading, PA. Apparently all siblings except John lived in PA. My gt Aunt, Lula Brooks Wiltshire bn l874 stated her sister Nora Brooks Hines bn l86l had corresponded with her first cousin Abraham L. Brooke but they later lost contact. He is thought to have never married. My mother is a Brooks. Any info. appreciated. I live in Montgomery, AL. Thanks.

I recently found Abraham L. Brook on the l880 census in Northumberland Co., PA. His age given is l7 thus born l862-63. He is living in household of Frank Miller age 28 or 38(?) and wife Catherine age 39. Apparently Catherine is Abraham Brook's mother and a widow who remarried Mr. Miller. Catherine could have had other children living away from home in l880. There are no Miller children listed. Mr. Miller worked for the railroad and Abraham Brook may have also

Grandfather Robert Warner Brooks was born in 1918 to Robert Warner Brooks (born 1886 in Philadelphia to a Francis Brooks and Georgianna Jones) and Carrie Kanouse of Nesquehoning, Carbon County.
Francis Brooks was born in Philadelphia to John S Brooks(~1840, a retail grocer)and Sarah?.
I know Francis Brooks lived in Upper Darby as did his brother Harry.
My Grandfather's sister lived in Sunbury/Muncy area for years, most of his family remained in the Summit Hill area - Carbon County.
My Grandfather often talked about his Aunts and Uncles from Philadelphia area visiting frequently.As the W. as a middle name drew my attention to your post, could this be a connection
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 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Frank MILLER   Self   M   Male   W   28   PA   R.R. Fireman   NJ   NJ
 Catharine MILLER   Wife   M   Female   W   39   PA   Keeping House   IRE PA
 Abraham L. BROOK   Son   S   Male   W   17   PA   Messenger For Tlg. PA PA


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Source Information:
  Census Place West Ward, Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
  Family History Library Film   1255164

 

John was on 1860 census of Giles TN and on 1880 census of Lamar Texas, married

Roxanna Permilia Smith of Tennessee in 1861, a daughter of Caroline Bond and Thomas Smith. Roxanna

married Terry Crittendon Smith after John Brooks died of TB.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/o/Beverly-Brooks-AL/index.html

 

 

1850 United States Federal Census
about John Brooks
Name: John Brooks
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Manheim, Lancaster
 
apparently living with his legal guardian.

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  Household:

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 John BROOKS   Self   M   Male   W   42   PA   Farmer   HOLLAND   FRANCE
 P. R. BROOKS   Wife   M   Female   W   38   TN   Keeping House   TN   TN
 Nora C. BROOKS   Dau   S   Female   W   18   TN   At Home   PA   TN
 Walter H. BROOKS   Son   S   Male   W   13   TN   At Home   PA   TN
 John H. BROOKS   Son   S   Male   W   7   TX      PA   TN
 Lula C. BROOKS   Dau   S   Female   W   5   TX      PA   TN
 ... W. BROOKS   Son   S   Male   W   3   TX      PA   TN


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Source Information:
  Census Place Precinct 1, Lamar, Texas
  Family History Library Film   1255314

Roxanna's name was altered several times:  Roxi, Annie, R.P.,  P. R.

1860 United States Federal Census
about John Brooks working as a Tailor.
Name: John Brooks
Age in 1860: 24 
Birth Year: abt 1836 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania 
Home in 1860: Northern Subdivision, Giles, Tennessee
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Lynnville (Pulaski)
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
John A Nichols 31 
Caroline S Nichols 25 
Susan E Nichols 3 
Juliann Nichols 1 
H L Trescott 33 
Mary Ann Trescott 35 
John Webb 28 
Thos Anderson 20 
Jos Dunlap 40 
John Brooks 24 
John Heller 28 
J W Leman 21 
Jos Anderson 22 
George Strong 23 
James Galigan 26 
John Shoemaker 26 
 
 

1870 United States Federal Census
about John Brooks
Name: John Brooks
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Age in 1870: 33 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania 
Home in 1870: Beat 1, Lamar, Texas
Family and neighbors: View Results 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Paris 
 
A P Brooks Beat 1, Lamar, TX abt 1842  Tennessee  White  Female  
View Record
 John Brooks Beat 1, Lamar, TX abt 1837  Pennsylvania  White  Male  
View Record
 M B Brooks Beat 1, Lamar, TX abt 1870  Texas  White  Female  
View Record
 N C Brooks Beat 1, Lamar, TX abt 1862  Tennessee  White  Female  
View Record
 W H Brooks Beat 1, Lamar, TX abt 1866  Tennessee  White  Male 

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1880 United States Federal Census
about John Brooks
Name: John Brooks
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Lamar, Texas
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: P. R.
Father's birthplace: Holland
Mother's birthplace: France
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John Brooks 42 
P. R. Brooks 38 
Nora C. Brooks 18 
Walter H. Brooks 13 
John H. Brooks 7 
Lula C. Brooks 5 
... W. Brooks 3 
 

 Jackson County, Tennessee Census, 1920
about Smith, Perthena
Name: Smith, Perthena
Relationship to Head of Household: Mother 
Sex: F 
Race: W 
Age: 83 
Marital Status: W 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
 


1900 United States Federal Census
about Mrs. R P Smith
Name: Mrs. R P Smith
Home in 1900: Civil District 5, Sullivan, Tennessee
Age: 53 
Estimated birth year: abt 1847 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Race: White  
Household Members: Name Age
R P Smith 53 
Albert W Smith 17 
Edward G Smith 18  
 
sons by Crittendon?

Roxanna's son John moved to Montgomery Alabama:

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Annie C Brooks
Home in 1900: Civil District 11, Lawrence, Tennessee
Age: 22
Birth Date: Oct 1877
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Ethnicity: American 
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee 
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee 
Mother: number of living children: 1 
Mother: How many children: 2 
Spouse's Name: J E
Marriage Year: 1894 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 6 
Residence : Civil Districts 9, 11, Lawrence, Tennessee
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
J E Brooks 26 
Annie C Brooks 22 
Edgar J Brooks 5  became a bookkeeper for the state of Alabama
 
 


1920 United States Federal Census
about Annie Brooks
Name: Annie Brooks
Home in 1920: Montgomery Ward 4, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 42 years 
Estimated birth year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Spouse's name: John E
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee 
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 684 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
John E Brooks 47  *he worked for the railroad and his son worked for the state
Annie Brooks 42  
 Adams Avenue


 http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/o/Beverly-Brooks-AL/index.html
 
 Caroline and Thomas Smith divorced and remarried to others:

1840 United States Federal Census
about Thomas Smith
Name: Thomas Smith
County: Maury 
State: Tennessee  beside Norman P. Smith
 In 1840 there are dozens of Smith famlies.


1860 United States Federal Census
about Thomas S Smith
Name: Thomas S Smith
Age in 1860: 40 
Birth Year: abt 1820 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Home in 1860: District 9, Wilson, Tennessee
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Lebanon
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas S Smith 40 
Elmira Smith 40 
 
 

 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules
Census
View Image 
Name:  Thomas S Smith
Birth:  1823
Residence:  1850 - District 11, Wilson, Tennessee

1850 United States Federal Census
about Thomas I Smith
Name: Thomas I Smith
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1815
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 22, Wilson, Tennessee
wife:  Elmira

Husband
 John Baptist Bond Pedigree

  Birth:  About 1790  , , North Carolina
Christening:
Marriage:  23 DEC 1819  , Sumner, Tennessee
Death:  30 SEP 1845
Burial:
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Wife
 Catherine Stone Pedigree

  Birth:  09 NOV 1797  <, Maury, Tennessee>
Christening:
Marriage:  23 DEC 1819  , Sumner, Tennessee
Death:  11 SEP 1845
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Children
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1.   Caroline M. Bond Pedigree
   Female

   Birth:  16 FEB 1823  , Sumner, Tennessee
Christening:
Death:  24 DEC 1909
Burial:

remarried in 1850
1850 United States Federal Census
about Roxina Smith
Name: Roxina Smith
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Mount Pleasant, Maury, Tennessee

remarried again
1860 United States Federal Census
about C M Cox
Name: C M Cox
Age in 1860: 36 
Birth Year: abt 1824 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Home in 1860: District 12, Maury, Tennessee
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Mount Pleasant
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
John Cox 49 
C M Cox 36 
A P Smith 18 
J H Smith 15 
Jas Cox 82 
Simon Sloan 43 
Thos Rowney 27 
 
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Caroline M Dunham
Name: Caroline M Dunham
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Mount Pleasant, Maury, Tennessee
Household Members: Name Age
Caroline M Dunham 25 
Hiram M Dunham 30 
Mary McWhirter 54 
John Smith 5 
Roxina Smith 8 
 
 Parents of Caroline Bond were Catherine Stone and John Baptist Bond of

North Carolina.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002
about John B Bond
Name: John B Bond
Spouse: Kitty Stone
Marriage Date: 20 Feb 1819
Marriage County: Sumner
Marriage State: Tennessee 
 
1840 United States Federal Census
about John B Bond
Name: John B Bond
County: Maury 
State: Tennessee page 91 near James, William, Joseph Smith on same page.
with James Durham on previous page with the Craig families.
 

 

1860 United States Federal Census
about John Bond
Name: John Bond
Age in 1860: 73 
Birth Year: abt 1787 
Birthplace: North Carolina 
Home in 1860: District 20, Wilson, Tennessee
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Pondville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
John Bond 73 
Elizabeth Bond 46  second wife?
James Bond 22 
Letitia S Simmons 35 
Calvin Simmons 17 
Alexander Simmons 14 
William Simmons 11 
Harris Simmons 10 
 
 1850 United States Federal Census
about John Bond  has no wife on this census.
Name: John Bond
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1788
Birth Place: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 20, Wilson, Tennessee
includes son Jackson, James, Letitia Simmons,Harriet Bond
 

Parents of Thomas Smith were Henry of Virginia and Siney of Tennessee

Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002
about Henry C Smith
Name: Henry C Smith
Spouse: Siney Hooper
Marriage Date: 7 Oct 1838
Marriage County: Davidson
Marriage State: Tennessee 

 

Roxanna's daughter in law was Annie Clark Ballard Brooks of Tennessee

and her parents were Dora Craig and James Cal Ballard of TN.

1860 United States Federal Census
about Rowena Ballard
Name: Rowena Ballard
Age in 1860: 29 
Birth Year: abt 1831 
Home in 1860: Perry, Tennessee
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Linden
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
L F Ballard 30 
Rowena Ballard 29 
James C Ballard 12 
Telitha A Ballard 9 
Stephen Ballard 7 
Gentry Ballard 5 
Andrew Ballard 4 
Mary Ballard 6.12 
 
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1880 United States Federal Census
about Jas. C. Ballard
Name: Jas. C. Ballard
Home in 1880: District 11, Lawrence, Tennessee
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Eudora
Father's birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page 
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Jas. C. Ballard 26 
Eudora Ballard 17 
Anna Ballard 2 
 
 1900 United States Federal Census
about Jas C Ballard
Name: Jas C Ballard
[Jas Ballard] 
Home in 1900: Commissioner Precinct 2, Bowie, Texas
Age: 47
Birth Date: Apr 1853
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Ethnicity: American 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky 
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky 
Spouse's Name: Dora
Marriage Year: 1899 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 1 
Residence : Commissioner's Precinct 2 (South of T.& P. R.R.), Bowie, Texas
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Jas C Ballard 47 
Dora Ballard 45 
Ezra Ballard 27 
 
 


 


1920 United States Federal Census
about James C Ballard
Name: James C Ballard
Home in 1920: Civil District 16, Lauderdale, Tennessee
Age: 60 years 
Estimated birth year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Telitha
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee 
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 978 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
James C Ballard 60 
Telitha Ballard 38 
Louise Ballard 10 
William Ballard 8 
Monroe Ballard 6 
Virginia Ballard 2 8/12 
 
 His parents were Rowena Densy Baxter and Larkin Ballard of TN

Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002
about Larkin Ballard
Name: Larkin Ballard
Spouse: Miss. Roena Baxton
Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1847
Marriage County: Lewis
Marriage State: Tennessee 

1850 United States Federal Census
about James Ballard
Name: James Ballard
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1797
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Lewis, Tennessee
Household Members: Name Age
James Ballard 53 
James Ballard 12 
Kissiah Ballard 53 
Larkin Ballard 20 
 
 
1870 United States Federal Census
about R Ballard
Name: R Ballard
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Age in 1870: 39 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Home in 1870: District 1, Madison, Tennessee
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Jackson 
F Ballard 45 
R Ballard 39 
W Ballard 10 
L Ballard 6 
F Ballard 2 
 
 

 Rowena's parents:

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
about James Baxter
Name: James Baxter
Spouse: Hester Ward
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1829
Marriage County: Maury
Marriage State: Tennessee 
 


1850 United States Federal Census
about Larkin Ballard
Name: Larkin Ballard
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1830
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Lewis, Tennessee
 
same page Ballards and Baxters

Larkin Ballard's parents:

1850 United States Federal Census
about James Ballard
Name: James Ballard
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1797
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Lewis, Tennessee
Household Members: Name Age
James Ballard 53 
James Ballard 12 
Kissiah Ballard 53 
Larkin Ballard 20 

found on 1850 census near James Baxter and his daughter Rowena

Dora Craig's mother Rebecca Caroline Pennington

1900 census she lives beside Annie Ballard Brooks. Rebecca's mother was only known as Gracey.

1870 United States Federal Census
about Gracy Pennington
Name: Gracy Pennington
Estimated birth year: abt 1811
Age in 1870: 59 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Home in 1870: Independence, Schuyler, Missouri
Family and neighbors: View Results 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Lancaster  

Gracey was married to William Pennington: 1840 United States Federal Census
about Wm Pennington
Name: Wm Pennington
County: Lawrence 
State: Tennessee 

William's mother was only known as Kessiah and she may have been from Kentucky. 1840 United States Federal Census
about Jacob Pennington
Name: Jacob Pennington
County: Lawrence 
State: Tennessee  on same page with John Pennington.
 

 

Georgia Census, 1790-1890
about Jacob Pennington
Name: Jacob Pennington
State: GA 
County: Franklin County 
Township: Tax List 1802 
Year: 1802 
Record Type: Tax List 
Page: 001 
Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index 
 
South Carolina Census, 1790-1890
about Jacob Pennington
Name: Jacob Pennington
State: SC 
County: Berkeley County 
Township: Will 
Year: 1762 
Record Type: Probate Records 
Page: 00169 
Database: SC Colonial Probate Index 

Kentucky Census, 1810-90
about Jacob Pennington
Name: Jacob Pennington
State: KY 
County: Logan County 
Township: No Township Listed 
Year: 1800 
Record Type: Tax list 
Database: KY Early Census Index 
 
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John Carter is found in the DAR records along with Henry Wise.  JC married
Elizabeth Wise, the daughter of Henry and they are found on the 1790 census
of South Carolina.  They named a son Thomas Randolph Carter, probably
after his brother Thomas Carter who followed them to Talledega, Alabama
in St. Clair County about 1820.  The land record is dated 1821.   John Wise
Carter had seven sons listed in 1830. 
 
Thomas Randolph Carter was my father in law's great grandfather, so he
is definitely an ancestor to my children and grandchildren, one grandson
is named Carter.   It is suspected that the mother of Thomas was a
native american.  Thomas had dark piercing eyes and dark hair and
absolutely nothing can be found on his mother's heritage.
 
Elizabeth named a son John Wise Carter
around 1790 and he married a woman only known as "Mary".  My son has found
 a tombstone in a local confederate cemetery in Deatsville, Elmore County, AL,
with a J. W. Carter on it which will be photographed soon. This J. W. was a Chickasaw Scout in the Civil War.
 
1840 United States Federal Census
Name: John W Carter
County: Talledega 
State: Alabama 
includes 1 male age 50 to 60 bracket plus seven sons
Matthew Carter lives right beside him
 
In 1848 Thomas Randolph Carter is found purchasing land from the estate
of William Henry Bozeman, in Hope Hull, Montgomery County Alabama a
nd he married Lacy Jane Bozeman, a daughter of Jesse who was William's
brother.  All from South Carolina.  Lacy's family came from Darlinmgton SC.
 
South Carolina was where most received their Bounty Land Grants for service
 in the War.
Henry was a brother of Thomas Randolph Carter :
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Carter
Age: 30
Estimated
birth year: abt 1820
Birth Place: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Montgomery, Alabama  by Joseph McCool
 
Marion was another brother:
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: M D Carter
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Age in 1870: 45 
Birthplace: South Carolina 
Home in 1870: Township 15 Range 19, Montgomery, Alabama
Family and neighbors: View Results 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Montgomery   near the McGehee families
 
1870 census shows him by brother Thomas Carter
 
John's father was also named John we suspect:
there are two Johns in 1800
1800 United States Federal Census
Name: Carter, John
Township: Edgefield 
County: Edgefield 
State: South Carolina 
 
1790 United States Federal Census
Name: John Carter
County: Edgefield 
State: South Carolina
 
1800 United States Federal Census 
Name: Wise, Henry
Township: Clarendon 
County: Sumter District 
State: South Carolina
  
 
1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Wise
County: Edgefield 
State: South Carolina
 
 John Wise lives beside him. no Carters on this page.
 
1810 United States Federal Census 
Name: Henery Wise
County: Edgefield 
State: South Carolina 
 John Carter is two pages over on the census
 
Edgefield Death Notices and Cemetery Records by Carlee T. McLendon--
 
Died, of scarlet fever, at the residence of Basil Lowe, near the Pine House, on October 8, 1840, Sarah T. Wise, daughter of Jarret and Sarah Wise, in the 7th year of her age. She was asked by her grandmother a few days previous to her death, if she was willing to die, she replied she was. (The Edgefield Advertiser--October 15, 1840.) Do not know if she was kin to Basil Lowe or not.
 
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Abstracts of wills-Edgefield SC--
 
Rachael WISE s-Mar. 3, 1842 p-Mar 16, 1842
 
Sister: Elizabeth Carter, Mary Hightower
Bro: John and Jacob Wise
Nephew: Blasingale Wise
Niece: Mary Rountree (wife of Dudley Rountree)
Excr: Bro. John Wise
Wit: D. J. Walker, Allen Milton, Silas Milton
 
Only two of Lacy and Thomas' children survived an epidemic that took several family
members:  Lucy and Willliam Henry Carter. Apparently Mamaw Cooper Brooks knew
of them and remained in touch, since she had pictures of Lacy and Thomas.
 
1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Wm H Carter
[Wm H Carton] 
Home in 1900: Killough, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 49
Birth Date: Oct 1850
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Ethnicity: American 
Gender: Male 
Relationship to head-of-house: Brother-in-law
Father's Birthplace: Alabama 
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama 
Marital Status: Single 
Residence : Precinct 10 Killough, Montgomery, Alabama
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
W D Calaway 51 
Lucy A Calaway 46 
Clifton C Calaway 27 
John B Calaway 25 
Luellen Calaway 22 
Mayler Calaway 20 
Wm H Carter 49 
Henry Smith 15
 
 
 
 
The T. R. Carter family are all buried at a family cemetery we found in Hope Hull off of the
McLean Road which was once land owned by Captain Benjamin Lewis.  The
wife of Lewis is unknown but could she be related....Hope Hull is probably one
of the very first settlements of Montgomery County AL. It's road goes right
to Maxwell AFB and so close to the downtown area where the capitol stands.
Thomas Carter's plantation would have been so close to Bibb, Graves,
Bell, McGehee, and many others including a John Booth and a George Bush.
There is a historical marker downtown where John Wilkes Booth once
performed and the current George Bush we all know flew in often to go
fishing with old friends and relatives.
 
There were also some legal documents signed by Judge Benajah Bibb.
 
Thomas Carter served in the Civil War, owned his own horse and after Lacy
Jane died, he married Mary Josephine Hereferd of Virginia and they had
only one child, Sarah Elizabeth Carter.  Sarah married Levi Benjamin
Cooper and had "Mamaw" Susie Mae Cooper "Brooks".
 
Susie Mae Cooper 's granny (58 KB)
Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Mary's parents were Jemima Ramsey and John Herriford of Virginia, all migrated to Alabama.
 
 
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: T. R. Carter
Home in 1880: Keelers, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: M. J.
Father's birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Household Members: Name Age
T. R. Carter 58 
M. J. Carter 38 
S. E. Carter 14 
Willis Hamilton 75  
 

Name: THOMAS Carter
Date: 01 09 1860
Location: AL,
Document #: 13796A
Serial #: AL1560__.463
Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
Acres: 40.2200
Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
Parcel: Township 9N, Range 3E, Section 15
 
Thomas R. Carter (First_Last)
Regiment Name 2 Alabama Cavalry
Side Confederate 
Company  K 
Soldier's Rank_In  2 Lieutenant 
Soldier's Rank_Out  1 Lieutenant 
Alternate Name  
Notes 
Film Number M374 roll 8
 
CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
 
Authority: Muster in roll, signed by T. R. Stacey, not dated
(incerpt: Stacy married a Bozeman)
Remarks: Sick at Gen Hospital, Lynchburg, Va, Dec 7, 1861.
2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry

2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during May, 1862, at Montgomery, Alabama. Its companies  were  from the counties of Calhoun, Shelby, Greene, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Butler, Coosa,  Monroe, and Dallas. The regiment operated for a time in Florida, then skirmished in Mississippi under General Ruggles before being assigned to Ferguson's Brigade. Under this command it was active in the Atlanta Campaign, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas. Later the 2nd Cavalry formed part of President Davis' escort when he moved southward during the last days of the war. It surrendered at Forsyth, Georgia, in May, 1865, with about 450 officers and men. Its commanders were Colonels John N. Carpenter, R.G. Earle, and F.W. Hunter; Lieutenant Colonels James Cunningham, Josiah J. Pegues, and John P. West; and Majors Richard W. Carter and Leroy Napier.
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For a while Thomas's brothers lived around him, but soon left for Georgia.  Elizabeth Wise Carter went back to South Carolina when her husband died.  Her brother in law Captain Thomas Carter has not been studied, so it is not known if he remained on his plantation in Talladega.  However we do know there are some famous Carter families in Georgia       :)
 
There is no known connection with my mother Anne Carter to these Carters but, who knows??  Her father was Cecil Carter of Macon GA.
 
Susie Mae Cooper married James E. Brooks and named her son James E. Brooks, Jr.  Susie's inlaws were Annie Clark Ballard and John Brooks of Tennessee.  They have a vast history in early Tennessee 1800s.
James Jr. married Mary Ella Thornton, the daughter of Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah
Thornton.
 
Milton Elijah's mother was Mary Angeline Partridge, an indian from Georgia.  This information
comes from Milton's daughter, Lorraine "Tutor" Thornton Jeffcoat and her daughter Sue
Carol Bozeman.
 
Mary's parents were Mildred Smith and George Partridge of Flint Georgia.
1870 United States Federal Census
about J C C Partridge
Name: J C C Partridge
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Age in 1870: 22 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1870: Rockford, Coosa, Alabama
Family and neighbors: View Results 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
 
 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Charles PARTRIDGE   Self   M   Male   B   54   GA   Working On Farm   GA GA
 Caroline PARTRIDGE   Wife   M   Female   B   54   GA   Working On Farm GA   GA
 Doc PARTRIDGE   Son   S   Male   B   16   GA   Working On Fa
 Rachel PARTRIDGE   Mother   W   Female   B   70   GA      GA   GA
 Anna CHUM   GDau   S   Female   B   5   GA      GA   GA
 

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Source Information:
  Census Place District 809, Meriwether, Georgia
....
Series Number:
 S372001  Volume:
 00B1 
Page:
 00180  Item:
 00 
 
 
 
Date: 1720-1722
 
Description: WALKER, WILLIAM TO NATHANIEL PARTRIDGE, DEED OF TRUST FOR1 INDIAN GIRL, BEDS, CHAIRS, BLANKETS ETC. FOR MARY EVANS
 
Names Indexed: WALKER, WILLIAM/PARTRIDGE, NATHANIEL/EVANS, MARY/
 
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1840
Record
 George Partridge Currituck, North Carolina 
 View Record
 Jesse Partridge Currituck, North Carolina 
 View Record
 John Partridge Chatham, North Carolina 
 View Record
 Willis Partridge Currituck, North Carolina
 
Mary and George are buried near Santuck, Sue Carol took us to their graves at Mt Hebron Primitive
Baptist Church past the caution light at Central.
1880 Flint, Upson, GA census - 1900 Elmore AL
 
Nothing is known about Mildred other than she was a widow that Partridge married.
American Civil War Soldiers
about G Partridge
Name: G Partridge ,  
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: Georgia 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company F, 12th St Guard Cavalry Regiment Georgia.
 
Sources: 425 
 
 

  1880 census
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  Household:
 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 George J. PARTRIDGE   Self   M   Male   W   30   GA   Farmer   NC   GA
 Mildred F. PARTRIDGE   Wife   M   Female   W   39   GA   Keeping House VA   ---
 Mary A. PARTRIDGE   Dau   S   Female   W   10   GA   At Home   GA   GA
 Augustus PARTRIDGE   Son   S   Male   W   7   GA   At School   GA   GA
 Josie PARTRIDGE   Dau   S   Female   W   5   GA   At Home   GA   GA
 Andrew MARTIN   SSon   S   Male   W   19   GA   Farm Hand   GA   GA
 Bill WILLIAMS   Other   S   Male   B   16   GA   Servant   GA   GA
 

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Source Information:
  Census Place Flint, Upson, Georgia
  Family History Library Film   1254169
 
 
 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 E. G. PARTRIDGE   Self   W   Female   W   59   GA   Keeping House   GA GA
 Fannie PARTRIDGE   Dau   S   Female   W   35   TENN.      NOT GIVEN NOT GIVEN
 R. A. M. PARTRIDGE   Dau   S   Female   W   20   ALA.      NOT GIVEN NOT GIVEN
 

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Source Information:
  Census Place Newsite, Tallapoosa, Alabama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

??
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 W. J. PARTRIDGE   Self   M   Male   W   22   ALA.   Farmer   NOT GIVEN NOT GIVEN
 Lucy PARTRIDGE   Wife   M   Female   W   19   ALA.   Keeping House   NOT GIVEN   NOT GIVEN
 George D. PARTRIDGE   Son   S   Male   W   7M   ALA.      NOT GIVEN NOT GIVEN
 

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Source Information:
  Census Place Newsite, Tallapoosa, Alabama
 
 
 
1900 United States Federal Census
about George J Partridge
Name: George J Partridge
Home in 1900: Central, Elmore, Alabama
Age: 50 
Estimated birth year: abt 1850 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Race: White 
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Guss Partridge 27 
Lillie Partridge 19 
George J Partridge 50 
Lannie Partridge 57 
Sam Partridge 19
 
The Thorntons also came from Georgia and their heritage might also include
native american blood.
1900 census of Elmore County Alabama, in the Central Precinct as well as 1910
George Thorington
Mary A
Rhody A
Mildred
Milton
Robert
 
1920 they were in Chambers County
 
1900 United States Federal Census
about Mary A Thorington
Name: Mary A Thorington
Home in 1900: Central, Elmore, Alabama
Age: 29 
Estimated birth year: abt 1871 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife 
Spouse's name: George
Race: White 
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
George Thorington 35 
Mary A Thorington 29 
Rhody A Thorington 9 
Mildred Thorington 7 
Milton Thorington 6  *** Elijah
Robert M Thorington 8.12  
 
    
 Father of George was Charles Thornton who had served in the Civil War,
after marrying Nancy Catherine Culpepper.  The mother of Charles is only known
as Elizabeth.  His father was James.
 
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about Charles Whitfield Thornton
Name: Charles Whitfield Thornton
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Georgia 
Regiment Name: 20 Georgia Infantry 
Regiment Name Expanded: 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry 
Company: K 
Rank In: Private 
Rank In Expanded: Private 
Rank Out: Private 
Rank Out Expanded: Private 
Film Number: M226 roll 60 
 
 
American Civil War Soldiers
about Charles Thornton
Name: Charles Thornton ,  
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: Alabama 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company C, 31st Infantry Regiment Alabama.
 
Sources: 425 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1880 United States Federal Census
about Charles Thornton
Name: Charles Thornton
Home in 1880: Central Institute, Elmore, Alabama
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Neighbors: View others on page 
Race: White
Gender: Male
 
Household Members: Name Age
Charles Thornton 53 
Nancy C. Thornton 49 
Louisa C. Thornton 16 
George N. Thornton 13 
Martha J. Thornton 10 
William J. Thornton 5 
 
 
 

1860 United States Federal Census
about Josiah Thornton
Name: Josiah Thornton
Age in 1860: 4 
Birth Year: abt 1856 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1860: Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Fishpond -Kiwiliga
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Charles W Thornton 34  Mechanic
Nancy Thornton 28 
James Thornton 10 
John Thornton 7 
Josiah Thornton 4 
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Charles W Thornton
Name: Charles W Thornton
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Township 23, Tallapoosa, Alabama
 
 
 
 

 this kid must connect.....born in Wetumpka, Elmore, AL
1850 United States Federal Census
about Charles W Thornton
Name: Charles W Thornton
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1840
Birth Place: Ala
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Harris, Muscogee, Georgia
 
James is found on census also
1850 census Tallapoosa AL by his children
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Another reference to indian Thornton:
 
 
 
Chiefs of the Arkansas Cherokees, after
some moved west
John Bowles        1795 - 1813
Takatoka            1813 - 1818
1st Chief: John Jolly            1818 - 1828
John Brown (1st Chief, Old Settlers)
John Looney (2nd Chief, Old Settlers)
John Rogers (3rd Chief, Old Settlers) (deposed 1839)
    We would like to point out that these (mostly self-important and
ambitious) Cherokees proved, for the most part, to be a thorn in the flesh
to the Cherokees who remained in the east. And, even after the Trail of
Tears they refused to give in to the will of the majority, and became
traitors to their own people.
     Mr. Bell writes in his book "Old & New Cherokee Families", page 555:
1794. June. Bowles Massacre.
1795. Bowles became Principal Chief of Arkansas Cherokees until 1813.
1818. Tahlonteeskee became Principal Chief.
1834. July 16. Arkansas chiefs were:
             1. John Jolly
             2. Blackcoat
             3. Thomas Chisholm (born 1790: died Nov. 12, 1834)
     Blackcoat died shortly after Thomas Chisholm, and Joseph Vann and John
Rogers were chosen
to serve until elections could be held.
1839. Principal Chief: John Rogers, Jr.
          Second Chief: John Smith
          Third Chief: Captain William Dutch.
You will note that these listings do not agree.
Wardell, in his Political History of the Cherokee Nation, lists
1839. John Brown
          John Looney
          John Rogers
 
 
 
William Thornton, formerly secretary to John Jolly, was Clerk of the
National Council.
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Family Data Collection - Individual Records
about Delilah Amelia Vann
Name: Delilah Amelia Vann
Spouse: David McNair
Parents: James Clement Chief Vann , Elizabeth Betsy Go Sa Du I Sga Thornton 
Birth Place: Spring Place, GA  - Murry County
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1795
Marriage Date: 1807
Death Place: Charleston, Bradley, TN
Death Date: 30 Nov 1838
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Nancy Catherine Culpepper Thornton's parents were Martha Byne Blackstone and James
Jefferson Culpepper of Georgia.

 
1840 United States Federal Census
about J Culpeper
Name: J Culpeper
Township: Hueys District 
County: Harris 
State: Georgia 
 
 
1850
1850 United States Federal Census
about James M Culpepper
Name: James M Culpepper
Age: 24
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Goodmans, Harris, Georgia 
 
Coosa Alabama 1850 census beside her father.....1880 she was back in GA
1850 United States Federal Census
about Martha Culpepper
Name: Martha Culpepper
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1815
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Female
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about Martha Culpepper
Name: Martha Culpepper
Age in 1860: 40 
Birth Year: abt 1820 
Birthplace: Georgia (Country) 
Home in 1860: Georgia Militia District 1186, Harris, Georgia
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Mountain Hill
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
John Culpepper 28 
Martha Culpepper 40 
Dergina Culpepper 12 
Martha Culpepper 3  
 
 
 

1880 United States Federal Census
about Martha Culpepper
Name: Martha Culpepper
Home in 1880: Lower 19th, Harris, Georgia
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page 
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
 
Household Members: Name Age
Martha Culpepper 65 
Vianna L. Culpepper 30 
Lucy E. Culpepper 9 
G. Catharine Culpepper 2M 
 
 Her father was John Blackstone.
1850 United States Federal Census
about John Blackstone
Name: John Blackstone
Age: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Coosa, Coosa, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Catherine Blackstone 67 
John Blackstone 69  
 
 
 
 
John Blackstone was the son of a Revolutionary War soldier. He was prominent in establishing Primitive Baptist churches in Crawford County, Georgia and a monument, built by public subscription, was erected over his grave at the Salem Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in that county.

BLACKSTONE, Elder John M. 1780 1859
"Crawford Co. first Senator & held the honor nine successive
terms. Helped to organize Crawford Co. & locate the county
site and named it Knoxville. Helped to organize the first
Inferior Court ever held in the county. Salem's first
pastor, helped to organize Mt Paron 1824, Mt Carmel 1826,
Salem, Providence, Union & Mt Calvery. Acted as first
moderatorof Echeconnee Association at Mt Carmel 1829,"
 
John Blackstone married Mary Catherine Harvey:
1860 United States Federal Census
about Mary Blackstone
Name: Mary Blackstone
Age in 1860: 65 
Birth Year: abt 1795 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: Northern Division, Chambers, Alabama
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Chambers
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
David A Blackstone 30 
Sarah Blackstone 25 
Joseph Blackstone 9 
Andrew Blackstone 6 
Amarintha Blackstone 5 
Melinda Blackstone 3 
Sarah Calahan 14 
Hilliard Blackstone 2 
Mary Blackstone 65 
 
 
Several Blackstone families have websites discussing their Indian Heritage.
 
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The parents of Bessie Mae Hood Thornton were Ella Olivia Baxley and L. W. Hood of
Elmore County, all buried at Cain's Chapel Cemetery in Slapout.
 
Ella's parents are buried up the road in Holtville at Coosa River Primitive Baptist
church cemetery.  Her parents were Louisa Miranda HOLT and James Baxley. Louisa
was the daughter of Joseph HOLT who was born in 1806 South Carolina and
came to HOLTville Alabama.
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about James Baxley
Name: James Baxley
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 21, Macon, Alabama 
 
 
 
 
1880 United States Federal Census
about James H. Baxley
Name: James H. Baxley
Home in 1880: Cold Spring, Elmore, Alabama
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Maranda
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
 
Household Members: Name Age
James H. Baxley 34 
Maranda Baxley 32 
Joseph L. Baxley 10 
Ella O. Baxley 9 
Ophelia P. Baxley 7 
Annie B. Baxley 4 
Mary E. Baxley 2 
Sarah E. Baxley 2  
 
 
 
 
 
1900 United States Federal Census
about James H Baxley
Name: James H Baxley
Home in 1900: Cold Springs, Elmore, Alabama
Age: 53 
Estimated birth year: abt 1847 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's name: Maranda
Race: White 
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
James H Baxley 53 
Maranda Baxley 52 
James H Baxley 18 
Henry Etta Baxley 3 
 
 
1910 United States Federal Census
about James H Baxley Sen
Name: James H Baxley Sen
[James H Sr Baxley Sen] 
Age in 1910: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Spouse's name: Maranda
Home in 1910: Precinct 9, Elmore, Alabama
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
James H Baxley Sen 62 
Maranda Baxley 62 
Henertta Baxley 13 
 
 James H. Baxley served in the Civil War.  His parents were Mary C. Evans and Joseph Baxley
of Georgia.
 
James : Alabama - took a homestead 2/20/1888 in Elmore Alabama
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about Mary Baxley
Name: Mary Baxley
Age in 1860: 37 
Birth Year: abt 1823 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Columbus
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Baxley 45 
Mary Baxley 37 
James Baxley 14 
Charles Baxley 11 
Martha Baxley 9 
 
 
Original Muscogee County created December 11, 1826, originally covering 2,000 square miles of Indian territory between the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers.More History Columbus was and is the County seat. For more information Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Being on the Chattahoochee River, you also need to check Russell County, AL.
 

Muscogee 1826 Ceded lands of the Creek Indians
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Baxley
Name: Joseph Baxley
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798 incorrect!!! image is blurry!!!
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 21, Macon, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Augusta Baxley 7 
Charles Baxley 6 
James Baxley 4 
Joseph Baxley 3 
Joseph Baxley 52 
Mary Baxley 28 
 
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Levi was the son of Sarah F. Lee and Charner P. Cooper of Chambers County Alabama.   C P served in the Civil War.  Sarah's father was Elijah Lee born 1777 served in the War of 1812. Served In Col Jones Regiment, McIntosh Brigade, Floyd's Division at Morgan Co. Ga. from Nov 21, 1814 to May 6,1815 He also was said to have served under Capt Cunningham as a subsitute for a Mr. Harris in Morgan Co., Ga. and was honorably discharged at Ft. Hawkins Ga. in Nov. 1813; was at the Battle of Cahaba and Ofissa(sp) as a private soldier...He was allowed bounty land on account of said two stints of service and his widow, Malinda Phillips Lee, a pension.
 
Charner's parents were Andrew and "Alsey" Cooper of South Carolina. moved to Chambers Co Al c. 1836 and bought 317 acres from Creek Indian named Con-Chart-Fuxico.
Served in War of 1812 Cpt W. Nevitt's company 2nd S.C.
Found in 1830 census Fairfield SC next to George and Adam Cooper - but she is head of household
1840 Chambers AL census.
 
Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
Name: Sarah Lee
Spouse: Charner Cooper
Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1845
County: Chambers 
State: Alabama 
Performed By Title: Justice of the Peace 
Performed by Name: Jas Humpsy
Comments: Handwritten note used 
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research 
 
 
moved to Montgomery county between 1860 and 1863. 1 Aug 1863 enlisted in N. H. Clayton's Battery Light Arty
 
1870 United States Federal Census
about C P Cooper
Name: C P Cooper
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Age in 1870: 45 
Birthplace: South Carolina 
Home in 1870: Township 14 Range 17, Montgomery, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Montgomery 
Household Members: Name Age
C P Cooper 45 
Elvyra Cooper 27 
J H Cooper 33 
L V Cooper 19 
L S Cooper 17 
P C Cooper 8
 
Charner's sister Savilla married a McGeHee and moved near the Creek Nation
in Alabama.
 
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Thos R Carter
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Age in 1870: 47 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1870: Township 14 Range 17, Montgomery, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Montgomery 
Household Members: Name Age
Thos R Carter 47 
Mary I Carter 27 
William H Carter 20 
Lucy A Carter 17 
B M Carter 14 
Sallie Carter 5 
 
http://www.genealogy.com/users/c/a/r/T-Carter/
 
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Sallie E Cooper
Home in 1920: Montgomery Ward 7, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 53 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia 
Marital Status: Widow 
Race: White
Sex: Female
Home owned: Own 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 533  
Household Members: Name Age
Sallie E Cooper 53 
Luther H Cooper 28 
Susie M Cooper 17  * * * Mamaw Brooks
Guy McGowan 17
 
 
 
 
 * * *

Montgomery County was created December 6, 1816, by the Mississippi Territory General Assembly and was named in honor of Major Lemuel Putnam Montgomery who was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814.

The city of Montgomery was voted in 1846 to become the permanent state capitol. The first Capitol Building was completed in December 1847. In December 1849 this building burned. Money was appropriated in 1850 to rebuild. Over the years, the Capitol Building was added to and remodeled. 

In 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery, the first capital of the CSA.  Montgomery County was represented in this new government by William Parish Chilton (1810 – 1871), former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. In 1886, the first electric streetcar system for our nation was installed here.  The nation's first flight school for powered was founded here in 1910 by the Wright Brothers Rosa Parks simple act of taking a seat in the front of the bus after a very tiring day took place in Montgomery in 1955.  Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 march from Selma was to Montgomery ended at the state capitol steps.  Montgomery has been a center for many firsts in our country

Montgomery County is the fourth largest of the 67 counties in the state of Alabama. Only Jefferson, Mobile, and Madison counties have larger populations. Montgomery County's population, according to the 1990 census was 209,085.

Montgomery County has a very colorful background. Settlers first began to populate the area in the early 1800s. The county of Montgomery was created by an Act of the Legislature of the Mississippi Territory on December 6, 1816. It was carved out of Monroe County and originally embraced the whole of central Alabama, east of the ridge dividing the Tuscaloosa and Tombigbee Rivers from the Cahaba River, west of the Okfuskee and Coosa, and south of the mountains of Blount. However, it was soon subdivided and portions were set apart which made up Elmore, Bullock, and Crenshaw counties.

Montgomery County was named in memory of Major Lemuel P. Montgomery, of Virginia, who fell at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, on March 27, 1814. He was shot in the head by a Redstick musketball, becoming the first man to die in the battle. A statue of Major Montgomery graces the entrance of the Montgomery County Courthouse, located at 251 S. Lawrence St.

The lands of Montgomery County were put up for auction at the Federal Land Office in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1816. Larger parcels were sold to developers who subdivided the land into lots for urban commercial and residential use, predetermining a major city on the banks of the Alabama River at Montgomery.

A hardy and superior class of people penetrated the wilderness. Settlements and towns sprang into existence everywhere. The City of Montgomery, which became the county seat in 1822, was built on the side of the Indian town Ikanatchati (Econachatee), which means red ground, and Towasa on a high red bluff known to Alibamu Indians as Chunnaanaauga Chatty. Hernando DeSoto and his troops, who passed near Montgomery in the autumn of 1540, were the first Europeans to visit this region.

When the Alabama Lands were offered for sale in 1817, two groups of speculators made their initial payments. One group, a company of Georgians led by General John Scott, bought the area along the river bluff and called it "Alabama Town." Later, a second group, led by Andrew Dexter, bought the area bounded by present day Court, Ripley, Scott, and Jefferson Streets and named it "New Philadelphia." The Georgians abandoned the Alabama Town and built the town of East Alabama, in competition.

A bitter rivalry between the two groups was finally terminated when the two towns were merged under the name Montgomery. Incorporated December 3, 1819, eleven days before Alabama was admitted into the Union, the city of Montgomery was named in honor of Major Richard Montgomery of Revolutionary War fame, who lost his life in the Arnold expedition against Quebec.

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My mom's parents were Emily Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Carter.  His death certificate shows his parents as William Franklin Fenn and Anna Lou Stone and is signed by his brother Emmett Marvin Fenn.  So I ordered William's death certificate and found his parents to be Emeline Harrell and John  Fenn of Georgia who had migrated to Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama in the 1800s.
 
John's father was Elijah Fann and his mother was Martha Rich of Georgia and the Fenn/ Fann
families took part in the Cherokee Land Lottery.  Our grandfathers served in the American Revolution and some were Indian Traders.
Elijah's parents were Travis and "Mary".  Parents of Travis were Alecy McCoy who was probably
indian and Zachariah Fenn who's great grandparents were Mary Stone and John Fann of early
Virginia history.
 
The Cherokee history of Georgia have the McCoys listed as Indian, and she was one of my many grandmothers.
 
Martha Rich Fann also had a daughter named Letitia who married a Thomas Rich and they are
listed in the Cherokee Rolls.
 
Parents of Anna Lou Stone Fenn were Mary Ann Hendrick and Augustus Marvin Stone who
went back to Georgia around 1900 and Anna soon followed.
They were found in 1850 census of Macon County, Alabama with Augustus as the child of
Benjamin Wilburne Stone and Sarah Ann Davis.  Ben's parents were Michael Stone of
Maryland and Polly Wells of Georgia.
 
It is not known if we connect to Thomas Stone who signed the Declaration Of Independence.
War of 1812 Service Records
Name: Michael Stone
COMPANY: BREDNAX'S DETACHMENT, GEORGIA MILITIA. 
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE 
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE 
Roll Box: 200 
Roll Exct: 602 
 
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Michell Stone
Age: 68
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1782
Birth Place: Maryland
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 21, Macon, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
James M Stone 18 
John M Stone 13 
Mary Stone 58 
Michell Stone 68   
 

1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Michael Stone
Township: Capt Eli Buckners District 
County: Putnam 
State: Georgia 
 
http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///Notes/1/1820mstonecaptelibucknersdistputnamga

1830 United States Federal Census
about Michael Stone lived beside Eli Buckner and Nancy Stone
Name: Michael Stone
Township: Capt John H Stones District 
County: Putnam 
State: Georgia  
with 5 sons and 1 daughter

1840 United States Federal Census
about Michael Stane with several Davis families around him and on the previous page.
Name: Michael Stane
County: Henry 
State: Alabama 
 
Name: MICHAEL STONE
Date: 01 10 1851
Location: AL,
Document #: 10970
Serial #: AL4390__.396
Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
Acres: 40.0275
Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
Parcel: Township 23N, Range 23E, Section 23
 
 

Chambers County, Alabama…Chambers County was created by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on 1832 Dec. 18, from Creek Nation territory. It is located in the east-central portion of the state, and is bounded on the east by the Chattahoochee River. The county is named for Henry Chambers, a U.S. Senator from Alabama (1825-26). The location of the county seat was selected in 1833 and the town of LaFayette was built specifically for that purpose. Authorities: Acts
1831-32, p.9. Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921. The treaty with the Creeks stipulated that the head of each Indian family was to receive 320 acres of land and the chiefs 640 acres. Most of the Indian land ended up in the hands of white land speculators. Most of the Indians were forced out of Chambers County after the Creek War of 1836-1837. Some of them ended up in Randolph, Macon, Tallapoosa
 or Talladega counties for a short while, before finally giving up and heading further west. Some of the Indians managed to stay in Alabama by denying their Indian blood, claiming to be Black Dutch or Melungeun.
 
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: B W Stone
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 21, Macon, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Augustus Stone 7 
B W Stone 31 
Charles T Stone 8 
Joel W Stone 3 
Sarah Stone 23 
http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///Notes/1/anniesgreatgrandparents-stone-1850-maconal.jpg
 
 

1860 Macon Co, AL, So. Div, page 22
> Benj. W. Stone 41 GA farmer
> Mrs? Davies? Stone 40 GA
> Charles Stone 19 AL
> Augustus Stone 18 AL
> Joel Stone 12 AL
> Sarah Stone 1 AL
mother's name is listed as Sarah in 1850.
 

1870 United States Federal Census
about Wilburne Stowe
Name: Wilburne Stowe
Estimated birth year: abt 1820
Age in 1870: 50 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1870: Suspension, Bullock, Alabama
Family and neighbors: View Results 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Suspension 
includes Sarah, Joel, Arthur
 
 
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
name: B.W. Stone
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Georgia 
Regiment Name: 28 Georgia Infantry 
Regiment Name Expanded: 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry 
Company: D 
Rank In: Private 
Rank In Expanded: Private 
Rank Out: Corporal 
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal 
Film Number: M226 roll 58
 
Uncle Charles Stone named his sons Tecumseh and Osceola.
 
 
Anna Lou married Wm Fenn in 1893, had six children and left. She married a Carter and then a Dasher and died around 1933.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Mayr Stone
Name: Mayr Stone
[Mary Stone] 
Home in 1920: Macon Ward 2, Bibb, Georgia
Age: 73 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Mother 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Marital Status: Widow 
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 34 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Annie Dasher 38 
Mayr Stone 73 
Willie Stone 19 
Charles M Edison 21 
http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///Notes/1920anniestonedasher.jpg
 
 
The death certificates of both of Anna's parents are listed in the Georgia website.
When she left Fenn she took baby Cecil so was Fenn not the father? This will forever remain a
mystery.
An adoption record might exist either in Georgia or Alabama but were they even recorded at
that time.
 
After Fenn died Cecil did come back to Alabama to be near his brothers so perhaps they were hisblood kin.  He met and married Emily McClain and called her Ellie.  She was the daughter of Lorena Emma Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain.
 
Lorena's parents were Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman of Dublin.
 
Charles is buried at Dublin Church of Christ Cemetery but has no tombstone, while one should have been provided since he served in World War 1.
 
Lorena is buried at Memorial Cemetery near Maxwell AFB on land that was once owned by her
Uncle Robert Henry Bozeman, a contractor.
 
Lorena's daughter Emily Alice is buried nearby but has no headstone.  Most of the McClain
children are buried there.
 
Lorena's mother Alice Stephens is buried in Dubin behind the Hills Chapel Church, while her father is buried by his last wife in front of that church in another cemetery called Hills Chapel Cemetery.  Parents of Alice Stephens were Sarah Mills and Joseph C. Stephens.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about J.C. Stephens
Name: J.C. Stephens
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama 
Regiment Name: 4 Alabama Reserves 
Regiment Name Expanded: 4th Regiment, Alabama Reserves 
Company: H 
Film Number: M374 roll 42
 
There is an America Mills in another of my branches who was full
blood Cherokee.
 
1880 United States Federal Census
about Joe C. Stephens
Name: Joe C. Stephens
Home in 1880: Dublin, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Sarah
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Joe C. Stephens 35 
Sarah Stephens 34 
Alice Stephens 13 
Anna Stephens 11 
Luke Stephens 8 
Jennie Stephens 6 
Jas. Stephens 3 
Edgar Stephens 1 
Geo. Williams 22 
 
Joe Stephens' father Elisha died in the Civil War.
Joe's mother was known as "Nancy", a widow
 
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/montgomery/vitals/marriages/mr28urquhart.txt
 
1844
MCCALL Daniel - URQUHART Gracy 13 May 1844 by Norman URQUHART  J P pg. 26*
STEPHENS Elisha- HILLARD Nancy 3 December 1844 by Norman Urquhart J P pg. 36
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Elisha C Stephens
Name: Elisha C Stephens
Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Birth Place: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 2, Montgomery, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Harriet D Hilliard 15 
Mary A Hilliard 12 
Elisha C Stephens 29 
James M Stephens 2 
Joseph Stephens 4 
Julianna Stephens 2 
 
 
Parents of John Thomas Bozeman were Nancy Jane Anderson and Peter Edward Bozeman.  Peter is buried beside Alice.
 
Nancy is buried at Greenwood by two of her other sons.
 
It is not known where the other Andersons and Stephens are buried.  All came from South Carolina and had settled nearby.
 
Nancy's parents were Lavinia Jane Sellers and Seaborn Montgomery Anderson - he had
served in the Civil War.
 
 
 
1850 United States Federal Census
 
Name: Seaborm Anderson
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Montgomery, Alabama
 
unable to find his actual death date
 
 
Nancy's husband Peter also served in the Civil War.
 
1910 United States Federal Census
about Meade G Bozeman
Name: Meade G Bozeman
Age in 1910: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Name: Nancy 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Home in 1910: Montgomery Ward 7, Montgomery, Alabama
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Meade G Bozeman 29 
Carrie R Jones 41 
Nancy Bozeman 64 
Millard M Bozeman 21 
 
 
 

1900 United States Federal Census
about Nancy Bozeman
Name: Nancy Bozeman
Home in 1900: Highland Park, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 66
Birth Date: Oct 1833
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Ethnicity: American 
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother
Father's Birthplace: Alabama 
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama 
Mother: number of living children: 7 
Mother: How many children: 9 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Residence : Highland Park Town, Montgomery, Alabama
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
J T Bozeman 37 
Bell Bozeman 17 
Luther Bozeman 1 
Nancy Bozeman 66 
Emma Roper 21 
Vela Roper 6 
Eva Roper 4 
Huston Roper 3 
Lillie Roper 1 
 
 
 

1880 United States Federal Census
about Nancy J. Bozeman
Name: Nancy J. Bozeman
Home in 1880: Dublin, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: Peter E.
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
 
Peter E. Bozeman 46 
Nancy J. Bozeman 34 
John Thos. Bozeman 14 
Peter J. Bozeman 12 
Corintha Bozeman 10 
Robt. H. Bozeman 8 
Martha J. F. Bozeman 5 
Allie Lucie Bozeman 2 
George M. Bozeman 1
 
 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about Peter E. Bozeman
Name: Peter E. Bozeman
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama 
Regiment Name: 1 Alabama Conscripts Reg't. 
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Alabama Conscripts 
COMPANY: G 
Rank In: Private 
Rank In Expanded: Private 
Rank Out: Private 
Rank Out Expanded: Private 
Film Number: M374 roll 5 
 
 

1870 United States Federal Census
about Peter Bogeman
Name: Peter Bogeman
[Peter Bozeman] 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Age in 1870: 36 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1870: Township 12, Montgomery, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Rafe Branch 
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Bogeman 36 
Nancy J Bogeman 24 
John Bogeman 6 
Peter Bogeman 3 
Celia O Bogeman 3/12 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Peter E. BOZEMAN   Self   M   Male   W   46   AL   Farmer   SC   SC
 Nancy J. BOZEMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   34   AL   Keeping House   AL GA
 John Thos. BOZEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   14   AL   Field Hand   AL   AL
 Peter J. BOZEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   12   AL   Field Hand   AL   AL
 Corintha BOZEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   10   AL      AL   AL
 Robt. H. BOZEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   8   AL      AL   AL
 Martha J. F. BOZEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   5   AL      AL   AL
 Allie Lucie BOZEMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   2   AL      AL   AL
 George M. BOZEMAN   Son   S   Male   W   1   AL      AL   AL
 

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Source Information:
  Census Place Dublin, Montgomery, Alabama
  Family History Library Film   1254027
 
 
 
                          living next door to Peter is
 
 
 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Leander BARFOOT   Self   M   Male   W   30   AL   Farmer   AL   SC
 Corintha BARFOOT   Wife   M   Female   W   23   AL   Keeping   AL   GA
 Goel W. BARFOOT   Son   S   Male   W   7   AL      AL   AL
 Alonzo W. BARFOOT   Son   S   Male   W   5   AL      AL   AL
 Margaret J. BARFOOT   Dau   S   Female   W   3   AL      AL   AL
 Lilly B. BARFOOT   Dau   S   Female   W   1   AL      AL   AL
 Isaac J. BARFOOT   Brother   S   Male   W   21   AL   Field Hand   AL SC
 V. J. BOZEMAN   MotherL      Female   W   54   GA   Keeping House   GA GA
 

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Source Information:
  Census Place Dublin, Montgomery, Alabama
  Family History Library Film   1254027
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Lavinia Anderson
Name: Lavinia Anderson
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Montgomery, Alabama
 
1880 United States Federal Census
about V. J. Bozeman typo!!!  
Name: V. J. Bozeman
Home in 1880: Dublin, Montgomery, Alabama
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of Household: Mother-in-law
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Keeping House
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:
Leander Barfoot 30 
Corintha Barfoot 23 
Goel W. Barfoot 7 
Alonzo W. Barfoot 5 
Margaret J. Barfoot 3 
Lilly B. Barfoot 1 
Isaac J. Barfoot 21 
V. J. Bozeman 54   ERROR!!  Bozemans lived next door!!  Corintha was an Anderson so this is L J Sellers Anderson...............Corinthas sister Nancy married a Bozeman next door.
 
 
 
 
 
An Uncle Elijah Anderson died in the Civil War and is buried at Hickory Grove and ironically my great grandparents Lorena and Charles McClain onced lived at Hickory Grove.
 
The Stephens line came from South Carolina where John Stephens married a full blood Cherokee  woman and his son John Jr. married Jane Tillman, a German.
 
The parents of Charles McClain were Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain.  Josiah left a family in Georgia to serve in the Civil War and settled with Elizabeth in Ramer.  His ex wife filed for divorce in 1872 claiming desertion and she joined the Cherokee Rolls.
 
Parents of Elizabeth were Mary Stephens and Abner Broadway.   Abner's parents came from
South Carolina, Nancy and Abner Broadway.
 
Josiah's parents were James McClain of Georgia and "Anna" and are buried at Indian Creek
Cemetery.
 
Anna could have been a native american.
 
Many of these grandfathers served in the American Revolution.
 
The McClains trace back to Elizabeth Moon who married a Charles McClain in Virginia after the War and they migrated to Spartanburg South Carolina.
 
1880
Josiah M. MCLAIN   Self   M   Male   W   42   GA   Farmer   SC   GA
 Elisabeth B. MCLAIN   Wife   M   Female   W   27   AL   Keeping House AL SC
 Mary MCLAIN   Dau   S   Female   W   11   AL      GA   AL
 Ida O. MCLAIN   Dau   S   Female   W   9M   AL      GA   AL
 Census Place E.D. 142, Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama
.
 
Last Name: McClain 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: 
Regimental Unit: 33rd Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit: K 
Co. Unit Name: 
Pension Rec: Yes 
Authority: Pension Application, Montgomery County, August 2, 1899. 
 First Name: J.    MI: M. 
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 
Enlistment Information: Private 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Volunteer. Applicant: McClain, E. B. (Widow). 
 
http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/soldier.cfm 
http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///Notes/1/josiahmcclain-civilwarinjury.htm
 

Last Name: McLain 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information:  

Branch: 
Regimental Unit: 33rd Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit: K 
Co. Unit Name: 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Pension Application, Montgomery, Alabama, 1897/06/09 
 First Name: J.    MI: M. 
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Private 
Engagements: Wounded; Nov. 30, 1864 at Franklin, Tennessee. 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Applicant; McLain, E. B. (Widow)
 
 
 
 
 

His funeral memorial book information was not written by his wife and his date of birth is wrong. He raised my mother Annie and the book may have been written by her and Katie Bell.  Charlie had lazy eye and premature grey, worked at his church and was a farmer and owned livestock.  He built caskets during the epidemic.
 
1910 United States Federal Census
about Charles A McLain
Name: Charles A McLain
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Stepson 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Name: Elizibeth b 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Home in 1910: Tuckers, Montgomery, Alabama
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
John L Gordned 83 
Elizibeth b Gordned 48 
Charles A McLain 23 
Lorena E McLain 18 
Lillia M McLain 6/12 
 
World War I
1920 United States Federal Census
about Charles Mc Clain
Name: Charles Mc Clain
[Charles McClain] 
Home in 1920: Bremerton, Washington, United States, Military and Naval Forces
Age: 28 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Alabama
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 150 
 

In Virginia 1600s is found Bozeman, McClain, Moon, Fann, Stone and 1700s North and South Carolina, are my Andersons, Brack, Doty, Sellers, Stephens ancestors who all eventually migrated into Georgia and Alabama, many listed in the DAR soldiers and patriots listing online. Much has been written about William Benjamin Sellers and John Stephens; The Doty family came from the first Thanksgiving in America, including our Edward Doty.
The capital city of Montgomery attracted most who were moving into Alabama. They farmed cotton and hauled by horse and wagon to Dexter Avenue to sell it. Those in Ramer or Dublin had a very hard time on the nasty dirt roads with their wagons getting stuck, that they found it much closer, to just travel to Troy and sell their crops.
Cousin Clarence deserves much credit for his work on the Brooks family tree. Our Hans Brooke came from Holland with a french wife and settled in Pennsylvania, having four children. Son John was found on the 1860 census of Giles Tennessee where he married and began a family but he also died young of tuberculosis and his wife remarried.
Even though we all studied history as children, only now do I realize how harshly the epidemics harmed our families. There were very few doctors, and even less money to pay them, so most families made their own tonics or salves and tried to heal their own. Also we begin to realize that our own ancestors were the indians who lost their lands during the Trail or Tears and that we also had ancestors serving in the American Revolution. We had ancestors in the Civil War with some in the Union and some in the Confederacy. There is a documented soldier or patiot in most of my surnames of this lineage.
Years ago when I first started this family tree, I downloaded a Cochran file online and thanks to Richard for his hard work on my Dad's lineage and the rest is my own labor of love. I took what Richard had posted on rootsweb and began my own census search to verify each family in the line and found even more to add, especially the Jacob Cochran file I received from cousin Chuck. Soon my little family tree became an addiction to genealogy.
I have met many new cousins on the internet and shared stories and pictures. Much of my research has been found on usgenweb and the lds websites and I do thank my Bozeman cousins for meeting with me on 5/2/2007 and helping us find the grave of Peter Edward Bozeman. I have visited many cemeteries and ordered death certificates to prove my lineage.Elisha Anderson's will was probated in Montgomery 1834, Several marriage licenses and estate sales, even confederate applications. The first Peter Bozeman born 1758 has letters filed here in 1828 where he wrote to the revolutionary office.
Many books have been written about our families and my own book sits on my desk and is being added to each day but will never be published
.
My Cochran Clan of Scotland settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and had something to do with Cochranville PA, appearing as merchants on the census. Quakers and or Pennsylvania Dutch, they moved into Ohio by 1810, then Iowa and on to Hill City, Kansas where Grandpa Jacob Cochran became the first HomeSteader.
Records indicate two Jacobs served in the Ohio Infantry and one died.
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about Jacob Cochran living next to his brother.
Name: Jacob Cochran
Age in 1860: 38 
Birth Year: abt 1822 
Birthplace: Ohio 
Home in 1860: Hamilton, Butte, California
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Hamilton
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Cochran 38 
Andw Clark 38 
Saml Clark 32 
 
 
1870 United States Federal Census
about Jacob Cochran
Name: Jacob Cochran
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Age in 1870: 52 
Birthplace: Ohio 
Home in 1870: Troy, Iowa, Iowa
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Stellapolis 
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Cochran 52 
Mariah Cochran 53 
Ruthan Cochran 16 
Margarett A Cochran 13 
 
 1880 United States Federal Census
about Jacob Cochran
Name: Jacob Cochran
Home in 1880: Troy, Iowa, Iowa
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Clora
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Cochran 58 
Clora Cochran 28 
Sarah Cochran 2  ? Clora's daughter by first marriage?
Frank Cochran 10  grandson by whom??
Flora A. Cochran 3M  =Clora Ann
 
 
 
1900 United States Federal Census
about Jacob Cochran
Name: Jacob Cochran
Home in 1900: Graham, Graham, Kansas
Age: 78 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 
Birthplace: Ohio 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's Name: Clora J
Race: White 
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Cochran 78 
Clora J Cochran 42 
Jacob M Cochran 18 
Mary E Cochran 14 
Bengerman Cochran 11 
Flora D Cochran 9 
Frank D Cochran 6.12  =Delbert
 
   
Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
about Jacob Cochran
Name: Jacob Cochran
Census Date: 1 Mar 1895
Residence County: Graham 
Residence State: Kansas 
Locality: Graham 
Birth Location: Ohio 
Family Number: 58 
Gender: Male 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 
Line: 19 
Roll: v115_53  
 
 
 
 
Jacob was the son of William who was the son of Alexander Cochran.  Jacob married first to Mariah White and secondly to Clora Jane Miller who is written about in the book "Alexander Miller by Milo Custer".   William and Alexander had received Military Land Grants in Ohio.  Alexander had served in the American Revolution.  William must have served in the War of 1812.
 
Captain George Little of Scotland born 1735 was in Union South Carolina and served in the American Revolution, settling into Kentucky about 1802 with his second wife Mary Handley Douglass. Here his children met up with the Criglers, Carpenters, Roby, Simmons, Wells families. The Coonfields of Holland were in PA in the 1700s and Isaac born about 1760 was in the 1800 Kentucky Tax List. His great grandson Ben Coonfield married Lattie Little. Their daughter Luella married Frank D Cochran. Our grandfather Captain George Little was wounded during the Revolution, therefore exempt from any poll or tax list. Some of the Coonfields and Cochrans were in Iowa Territory in the 1800s and Isaac Coonfield Jr. had settled in Indiana.
1870 United States Federal Census
about John W Little
Name: John W Little
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Age in 1870: 26 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Home in 1870: Shepherdsville, Bullitt, Kentucky
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Shepherdsville 
Household Members: Name Age
Abe Crigler 47 
Catharine Crigler 43 
Mary Crigler 19 
Sodmia Crigler 15 
John W Little 26  
 
 
 

BIOGRAPHY: 1900 Census, Madison County (Marble Twp.) Arkansas
 
Little, John W.     Head    (Dec. 1843) 56  Wd.                 KY KY KY
Coonfield, Ben F.   S-in-law    (Feb. 1871) 29  (Marr. 8yrs)
AR IN AR
        Mort        Daug.   (Jun. 1876) 24  (Marr. 8yrs.) 1,1chld.  KY KY KY
        Charley     G-Son   (Jun. 1900) 4/12 Single                 AR KY AR
        William     G-Son   (May 1884)  16  Single                  KY KY KY
        Sam?        G-Son   (Oct. 1881) 18  Single                  KY KY KY
========================================================
 
 
 

1910 United States Federal Census
about John W Little
Name: John W Little
Age in 1910: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky 
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky 
Home in 1910: Marble, Madison, Arkansas
Marital Status: Widowed 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
John W Little 66 
Charles Sittle 31 
Bertha Sittle 27 
Clarence Sittle 5 
Fannie Sittle 3 
Bessie M Sittle 9/12 
 
 
 

1900 United States Federal Census
about John W Little
Name: John W Little
Home in 1900: Marble, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 56 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Race: White 
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
John W Little 56 
Ban f Coonfield 28 
Mort Coonfield 24 
Charley Coonfield 4.12 
William Coonfield 16 
Sance Coonfield 18  
 
 
Mary Handley was first married to Alexander Douglass of Pennsylvania and had three daughters.  Her brother John Handley was a surveyor who took Alexander with him on a trip to explore Kentucky in the 1700s just as Daniel Boone had done.  John Handley had hundreds of acres of land in Kentucky.  As they returned to Pennsylvania Alexander Douglass was killed.   His widow and children moved to South Carolina where they met the Little families, and her daughter Betsy married Jonas Little, the son of George about 1800.  Betsy's son Hiram  Lucius Little was our grandfather.  Hiram was a surgeon in the Civil War.
 
Dr. Hiram Little married Catherine Wright, a daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John C. Wright of Charlotte Virginia.  She had several children and died young.  Her son John Wright Little is our grandfather.  Hiram met and married Rebecca Adams of Tennessee and then moved to Bosque County Texas.   John remained in Kentucky with his Uncle Douglass Little.  John also served in the Civil War and moved in with Abraham Crigler's family, to marry Abe's daughter, Catherine Crigler.  Catherine named a daughter Lattie Cedonia Little and died young.  John then moved his family to Arkansas.
Civil War Service Records
about Hiram Little
Name: Hiram Little
Unit: Capt. Corbin's Men, Kentucky. 
Rank - Induction: Private 
Rank - Discharge: Private 
Allegiance: Confederate 
1850 United States Federal Census
about H L Little
Name: H L Little
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Birth Place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 2, Daviess, Kentucky
Household Members: Name Age
Ann R Little 1 
Catharine Little 28 
H L Little 28 
John W Little 7 
Joseph M Little 5 
Lavinia Little 9 
Susan R Little 4  
 
 
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about H L Little
Name: H L Little
Age in 1860: 33 
Birth Year: abt 1827 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Home in 1860: Bosque, Texas
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Meridian
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
H L Little 33 
Rebecca Little 16 
 
 
1870 United States Federal Census
about Susan Little
Name: Susan Little
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Age in 1870: 18 
Birthplace: Kent 
Home in 1870: Bosque, Texas
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Meridian 
Household Members: Name Age
Hiram Little 46 
Rebecca Little 25 
Susan Little 18 
George A Little 16 
Betty Little 9 
Carry A Little 8 
Ida Little 6 
Ichabod Little 4 
Hiram L Little 2 
Brooks L Little 5/12 
Little Janes 15  black male
 
 
 
 
 
1870 United States Federal Census
about Hiram Little
Name: Hiram Little
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Age in 1870: 46 
Birthplace: Kent 
Home in 1870: Bosque, Texas
 

https://memberinfo.sar.org/patriotsearch/search.aspx
Patriot Name Military Rank State of Service Cemetery Location Born Died Citation Quality Spouse Number Spouse Name Child Number Child Name
LITTLE, George Captain SC
Thompson Cem Daviess County, KY 1736 1815
 28th-35th Annual Reports, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Senate documents (United States Congress, Senate). Government Printing Office: Washington, DC
 
 
Lattie married Benjamin Wallace Coonfield and named a daughter Luella.   Lue married Frank Delbert Cochran, the son of Jacob and Clora.
 
Jacob had also served in the Civil War but records show there were two Jacobs in the war and one died.  Ours survived.  Jacob told his family that two of his brothers had gone in to Canada and never returned.  I did find Jacob with brother John in 1860 in California where they went to search for gold and then in
1870 Jacob and Mariah were in Iowa Territory near his other brothers.  Their journey to Iowa from Ohio
is written about in a letter online by his daughter Elzira.
 
The tombstones of Clora and Jacob were found in Hill City Kansas.  It is unknown what happened to her daughter born to her first marriage. After Jacob's death she lived with each of her children in Kansas for a few months, until her death.   Her obituary is also posted in my research.
 
George Little was in Union South Carolina by a Joseph Little, John and a Jonas Little who must have been his brothers;  one of them may have been the father.   George named his sons after them.  That
Jonas Little lineage moved south into Alabama and Texas.   George's son John was in Tennessee for many years but also went to Texas.  There was another Hiram Little in Texas before ours moved there,
 and the elder Hiram died in the Alamo.  George lost his wife about 1800 and married his son's mother in
 law, but had no children with her.  Her brother John Handley offered them land in Kentucky so about
1802 they joined him in Vienna Kentucky.  The land was just being cleared and settled so they were mentioned
 in the books "History Of Kentucky"   "History of Muhlenburg" "History of Daviess County" "History
 of Green River".  Much written about our family there by the son of Uncle Douglass, named Lucius
Powhatan
Little.   He was a great author, attorney and Judge.  Powahatan's daughter Laura had the memorial set
up for George through the DAR and photos of his tombstone are in my research.   Powhatan's mother
 was Catherine Wright's sister, Martha Ann and she was quite creative in naming her children.  I traced
her
mother Catherine Weatherford's marriage in 1811 to some archived Virginia records that indicate
her father was Charles Weatherford and her mother was probably Patsy who I found with three
girls in the 1810 census
of Charlotte Virginia but then I found them later in Kentucky.
 
It is not known when the Coonfields moved to Kentucky but they are found in the 1800 records
 of Henry County.  Isaac could be related to Moses Coonfield, David, John, Jacob and Gideon. 
His
 grandfather must have been Christopher:
Name: Christopher Confeld
Year: 1738 
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Source Publication Code: 9041 
Primary Immigrant: Confeld, Christopher
Annotation: Contains 29,800 names, with annotations written by Krebs (see no. 4203). Various
references to the names in Strassburger will be found in other listings, mostly where authors have
attempted to line up their information with that in Strassburger. This work 
Source Bibliography: STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German
Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1
and 3
reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. 776p. 
Page: 206 
 
 Notes for CHRISTOPHER CONFELD:
 
CHRISTOPHER CONFELD ARRIVED IN AMERICA SEPTEMBER 9, 1738, ON
THE SHIP GLASGOW FROM HOLLAND AND ENGLAND. SINCE YOUNG
MEN OFTEN SAILED TO AMERICA AT A VERY YOUNG AGE,
CHRISTOPHER COULD HAVE BEEN BORN ANYWHERE BETWEEN
1718-1723. (MOST OF THE KNOWN COONFIELDS CLAIM TO BE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH, WHICH MEANS THEIR DUTCH, ENGLISH, AND GERMAN ANCESTORS SETTLED
IN PENNSYLVANIA.)
 
: IN ALL PROBABILITY THE ROBERT CONFILDT IN THE 1800
PENNSYLVANIA CENSUS IS A SON OF CHRISTOPHER, WHO COULD
BE THE "OVER FIFTY" MAN LIVING IN ROBERT'S HOME AT THE TIME.
SINCE JACOB CONFAIR
AND JOHN COONFIELD HAVE THE SAME BIRTH YEAR (1775), AND
TWINS RUN IN THE FAMILY, THEY COULD VERY WELL BE THE TWIN
SONS OF ROBERT. I ALSO BELIEVE ISAAC (1780) IS A SON OF ROBERT. MARTIN COULD BE EITHER THE SON OF ISAAC OR ONE OF THE
TWINS, AS HIS BIRTHYEAR IS 1800. SOME OF ISAAC'S CHILDREN ARE : MARTIN (1800?), SUSANNAH (1803?), JAMES (1806), ISAAC (1808), MILLICENT
(1813) AND LANARAH (1811).
 
Generation No. 1
 
1. CHRISTOPHER1 CONFELD was born Abt. 1718, and died WFT Est. 1758-1809.
 
Generation No. 2
 
 2. ROBERT J.2 COONFELDT (CHRISTOPHER1 CONFELD) was born 1755 in PENNSYLVANIA, and died WFT Est. 1784-1846.
 
 Children of ROBERT J. COONFELDT are:
 3. i. ISAAC COONFIELD3 SR, b. 1780, PENNSYLVANIA; d. Abt. 1830, MARION, INDIANA.
 
: ii. JACOB COONFELDT, b. 1774; d. WFT Est. 1775-1864.
: iii. JOHN COONFELDT, b. 1774; d. WFT Est. 1775-1864.
 
The Coonfields are mentioned in the Early Histories of Indiana, arriving there about 1822 and then
Isaac's widow Barsheba is found in that 1830 census by the McClain and Cline families.  The Arkansas history also has the Coonfield mentioned.  It seems they bought land in 1856 there.  Isaac born in 1808 first married to Lydia Epperson of Kentucky, and she died young after having Ben, and so Isaac then
married her sister Mary.  Isaac and Mary's tombstones are found in Arkansas.   His son  Benjamin Wylie
Coonfield served in the Civil War.  Wylie was the father of Benjamin Wallace Coonfield and called him Wally.  The pictures of Wally strongly resemble my own father and even my brother.  Wally's wife
Lattie Little strongly resembled Native American and she called herself Cherokee plus part of another tribe.  Her daughter Lue called herself one quarter Cherokee.  Daddy's sister Bernice says that John Little refused an
Indian
 Land Allotment.  The land he got in Arkansas is recorded as HomeStead.
 
The wife of Benjamin Wylie Coonfield was Martha Frances Young born 1841 Indiana to Minerva
Evans of Kentucky and James Young.   Minerva's father was Silas Evans who lived beside a John Epperson.
 
1830 United States Federal Census

Name: Silas Evans
County: Clark 
State: Kentucky
 
 
 
 
When I traced John Little's wife, Catherine Crigler, I found many more early settlers of Kentucky
who had ventured out of Virginia after serving in the American Revolution.  Her parents were Mary Catherine
Roby and Abraham Crigler.  Mary's parents were Catherine Simmons and Reason Roby and his will is found probated in KY.  Abe's parents were Mary Duvall and Owen Crigler.
 
There were many plantations with slaves during this time.  The Criglers came from Germanna Colony of VA.
 
I did find one census showing that Grandpa Abe Crigler became widowed and left Kentucky to live
with his granddaughter Lattie in Arkansas.
1910 United States Federal Census
about Benjamin W Coonfield
Name: Benjamin W Coonfield
[Benjamin W Crowfield] 
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Indiana 
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana 
Spouse's name: Lattia C
Home in 1910: Mason Valley, Benton, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin W Coonfield 39 
Lattia C Coonfield 38 
Benjamin H Coonfield 17 
Anne M Coonfield 15 
Lulu E Coonfield 13  *Luella Cochran*
Ruth Coonfield 11 
Ula Coonfield 9 
Carl Coonfield 6 
Jewel Coonfield 3 
Irene Coonfield 1 7/12 
Abraham Criglar 79 
 
 
 
There is a book which includes Clora Jane Miller, Jacob Cochran and their son Frank,  "Reverend Alexander Miller" by cousin Milo Custer.  Yes I would like to know more about Custer!  The book names her father James Miller who married Mary Clara Parker and it mentions an Orrin Parker.  Parents of
James were James T. Miller and Sarah Crawford and goes back to Alexander of Rockingham Virginia.  The Parkers came out of New York Indian Country 1700s and then into Ohio and on into Michigan
Territory.  Mary's father was a Dr. Wanton Horatio Parker and his mother was Sarah Tefft of Rhode Island
History.  Eventually all of these families migrated to Iowa Territory by wagons.  It's been told that Mary Clara Parker shared medicine with the Indians and that Clora Jane smoked a pipe and read the ashes.
 
Then again Jacob Cochran's mother was Martha Henderson was the daughter of Nancy Ann
Clendinning and William Henderson who also had a nice history as early settlers of Ohio.
 

!Last name also spelled Clendennin
!Nancy Ann Clendennin:  Guernsey County History:  One cold winter's day the
indians, being hungry, came to the little home in Oxford Township.  Not knowing
what she should do, she gave them an apron full of fresh baked bread.  In a few
days a deer was left on the Porch.  She was educated in Harrisburg, Dauphin
Co., Pennsylvania, I assume she was probably born there.
She came to Guernsey Co., Ohio in 1806 with her husband and Children. She was
the first Teacher in Guernsey Co., Ohio.
 
!WilliAM HENDERSON: Guernsey County History: He was the oldest child of John
and Martha (Long) Henderson.  His Grandparents were William and Agnes Henderson
who came from County Down, Ireland in 1758, they settled in Lewistown, Mifflin
Co., Pennsylvania. William was a major in the War of 1812.  He was a blacksmith
and made his own sword. "Roster of Ohio Soldiers in War of 1812" Page 243, Vol.
Colonel John DeLong first Regiment Ohio Militia Maj. Wm. Henderson.[cochran.FTW]
 
William's parents were Martha Long and John Henderson:
John Henderson the son of William and Agnes (____) Henderson by family lore was born in County Down Ireland and came to the States in 1758. John was born in 1747 and passed away on June 5, 1814 and is laid to rest at the Taggart Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Belmont County, Ohio. John
 married Martha long abt 1773 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA by family lore.
 
"John Henderson listed in the patriot index and up dates that might be the
one you are looking for. This is the information given: Birth: PA 1747;
Service PA; Rank Ensign; Death OH 5 June 1814; spouse Marth Long.
(notice this John Henderson was born in PA)
 
My daddy's father served in World War 1 and I did find my daddy in the 1930 census with his family:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Frank Delbert Cochran
Name: Frank Delbert Cochran
City: Not Stated 
County: Jasper 
State: Missouri 
Birthplace: Kansas;United States of America 
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1893
Race: Caucasian (White) 
Roll: 1683222 
DraftBoard: 2 
 
 
 
 
 
1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank D Cochran
Name: Frank D Cochran
Home in 1930: Richland, Labette, Kansas
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1894 
Birthplace: Kansas 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Luella
Race: White
 
Frank D Cochran 36 
Luella Cochran 32 
Bernice P Cochran 14 
Eunice I Cochran 14 
Cleo S Cochran 12 
Emugine Cochran 10  was Irma
Joy B Cochran 7 
Bonnie Cochran 4 10/12 
Frank L Cochran 2 10/12 
Ruby R Cochran 5/12  was Mary Lou
 
1920 census they were in Chelsea, Rogers, Oklahoma near many Coonfield relatives and Will Rogers.
* * *
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In Virginia 1600s is found Bozeman, McClain, Moon, Fann, Stone and 1700s North and South Carolina, are my Andersons, Brack,Doty, Sellers, Stephens ancestors who all eventually migrated into Georgia and Alabama, many listed in the DAR soldiers and patriots listing online. Much has been written about William Benjamin Sellers and John Stephens; The Doty family came from the first Thanksgiving in America, including our Edward Doty.
The capital city of Montgomery attracted most who were moving into Alabama. They farmed cotton and hauled by horse and wagon to Dexter Avenue to sell it. Those in Ramer or Dublin had a very hard time on the nasty dirt roads with their wagons getting stuck, that they found it much closer, to just travel to Troy and sell their crops.
Cousin Clarence deserves much credit for his work on the Brooks family tree. Our Hans Brooke came
from Holland with a french wife and settled in Pennsylvania, having four children. Son John was found on the 1860 census of Giles Tennessee where he married and began a family but he also died young of tuberculosis and his wife remarried.
Even though we all studied history as children, only now do I realize how harshly the epidemics harmed our families. There were very few doctors, and even less money to pay them, so most families made their own tonics or salves and tried to heal their own. Also we begin to realize that our own ancestors were the indians who lost their lands during the Trail or Tears and that we also had ancestors serving in the American Revolution. We had ancestors in the Civil War with some in the Union and some in the Confederacy. There is a documented soldier or patiot in most of my surnames of this lineage.
Years ago when I first started this family tree, I downloaded a Cochran file online and thanks to Richard for his hard work on my Dad's lineage and the rest is my own labor of love. I took what Richard had posted on rootsweb and began my own census search to verify each family in the line and found even more to add, especially the Jacob Cochran file I received from cousin Chuck. Soon my little family tree became an addiction to genealogy.
I have met many new cousins on the internet and shared stories and pictures. Much of my research has been found on usgenweb and the lds websites and I do thank my Bozeman cousins for meeting with me on 5/2/2007 and helping us find the grave of Peter Edward Bozeman. I have visited many cemeteries and ordered death certificates to prove my lineage.Elisha Anderson's will was probated in Montgomery 1834, Several marriage licenses and estate sales, even confederate applications. The first Peter Bozeman born 1758 has letters filed here in 1828 where he wrote to the revolutionary office.
Many books have been written about our families and my own book sits on my desk and is being added to each day but will never be published.
 
When I reesrched the Westbrook families of Marengo County, I found Moses Westbrook and son James came from North Carolina and James might have died in the Civil War.
Slave Owners
 Name Home in 1850
(City,County,State) View
Moses Westbrook Marengo, Alabama  
Slave Information
 
55 Female Black 
40 Female Black 
2 Male Black
 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules
Age Gender Race Name of Slave Owner Home in 1850
(City,County,State) View Image
55 Female Black  Moses Westbrook Marengo, Alabama
 
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/westbrook.html
The Westbrook Cemetery, on Highway 28, west of Jefferson, was in bad condition, the marble slabs broken, standing stones crumbling. Lucretia Norris and David Compton, determined to preserve these evidences of a pioneer family, enlisted the help of descendants to have the stones moved to the Jefferson cemetery and repaired. A stone was erected to Moses, and they may be seen in the south section of the cemetery.
 
Sacred to the memory of Martha L., wife of Moses Westbrook. She departed this life Aug 26, A. D. 1842 in the 46 year of her life.
 
 Robert L., son of Moses and Martha L. Westbrook who departed this life Sept. 2, A. D. 1836. 
 
Sacred to the memory of Mary E., dau. of Moses and Martha L. Westbrook and consort of Jesse Jones who departed this life Nov. 6, A. D. 1846 in the 35th year of her life. 
 
Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Moses and Martha L. Westbrook and consort of Jesse Jones. She was born Feb 23, 1827. She died May 16, 1849. 
 
Moses Westbrook, b. May 9, 1788, died March 28, 1860. 
 
The son-in-law of Moses Westbrook, James F. Aldridge, was born in North Carolina in 1818 and died in Marengo in 1881. He was the son of Nancy Aldridge, whose birth and death dates of 1798-1821 are recorded in the Westbrook Bible. The name of her husband has not been discovered.
 
* * *
James was married only briefly to Elizabeth Grauer, having two sons, and she went back to her parents, while James remarried to a Johanna Hartley, naming a son Osceola.
Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
about James Westbrook
Name: James Westbrook
Spouse: Elizabeth Grower
Marriage Date: 14 Nov 1848
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research 
 
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about Jms Westbrook
Name: Jms Westbrook
Age in 1860: 30 
Birth Year: abt 1830 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1860: Western Division, Marengo, Alabama
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Linden
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Jms Westbrook 30 
Johana Westbrook 21 
Orssola Westbrook 4  looks like Osceola on the census image.
Hartley Westbrook 3 
 
 1900 United States Federal Census
about Johanna Westbrook
Name: Johanna Westbrook
Home in 1900: Inverness, Citrus, Florida
Age: 61 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother 
Race: White 
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
James E Westbrook 39 
May A Westbrook 31 
Mijsson e Westbrook 8 
Johanna Westbrook 2 
Johanna Westbrook 61 
Florence J Titcomb 47 
Charles Shaw 40 
Gary Frink 28 
Nelson A Mixon 31 
William Y Beatley 38 
Hattie Gray 27
 
 =======
 
 
American Civil War Soldiers
about James Westbrook
Name: James Westbrook
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: Alabama 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Cp Of Inst Talladega Regiment Alabama.
 
Sources: 425 
 
American Civil War Soldiers
about James Westbrook
Name: James Westbrook
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: Alabama 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company C, Murphy's Cavalry Regiment Alabama.
 
Sources: 425  
 
 
Elizabeth Grauer remarried to Lawson and had more children. Her parents were Sophia Porter and George Grauer. http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/rembertcem.html
 
1870 United States Federal Census
about W H Westbrook
Name: W H Westbrook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Age in 1870: 20 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1870: Shiloh, Marengo, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Demopolis 
Household Members: Name Age
J W Lawson 54 
Elisabeth Lawson 43 
W H Westbrook 20 
Geo G Westbrook 19 
John Stone 82 
E M Berry 28 
F A Berry 8 
Reuben Spencer 3 
Sophia Grower 70  
 
 
 

1850 United States Federal Census
about Elizabeth Westbrooks
Name: Elizabeth Westbrooks
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Marengo, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Adelle Grower 14 
Catharine Grower 20 
Geo Grower 49 
Henry P Grower 24 
John W Grower 19 
Sophia Grower 18 
Sophia Grower 49 
Elizabeth Westbrooks 23 
Wm H Westbrooks 1 
 
 
apparently widowed young, she did not remarry until nearly 20 years later
1880 United States Federal Census
about Elizabeth R. Lawson
Name: Elizabeth R. Lawson
Home in 1880: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: J. W.
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Keeps House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:
 

Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
J. W. Lawson 64 
Elizabeth R. Lawson 50 
J. J. W. Lawson 8 
 
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about George Grar
Name: George Grar
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama 
Regiment Name: 18 Batt'n. Alabama Vols. 
Regiment Name Expanded: 18th Battalion, Alabama Infantry (Volunteers) 
COMPANY: B 
Rank In: Private 
Rank In Expanded: Private 
Rank Out: Private 
Rank Out Expanded: Private 
Alternate Name: George/Greer 
Film Number: M374 roll 17  
 
 

1830 United States Federal Census page 21
about George Grower
Name: George Grower
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
1870 United States Federal Census
about W H Westbrook
Name: W H Westbrook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Age in 1870: 20 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1870: Shiloh, Marengo, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Demopolis 
Household Members: Name Age
J W Lawson 54 
Elisabeth Lawson 43 
W H Westbrook 20 
Geo G Westbrook 19 
John Stone 82 
E M Berry 28 
F A Berry 8 
Reuben Spencer 3 
Sophia Grower 70 
 
 
 

next to Mark Porter
1850 United States Federal Census
about Elizabeth Westbrooks
Name: Elizabeth Westbrooks
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Marengo, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Adelle Grower 14 
Catharine Grower 20 
Geo Grower 49 
Henry P Grower 24 
John W Grower 19 
Sophia Grower 18 
Sophia Grower 49 
Elizabeth Westbrooks 23 
Wm H Westbrooks 1 
 
1800 United States Federal Census
about Mark Porter
Name: Porter, Mark
County: Johnston 
State: North Carolina  same page as Wm Brassell
 
1810 United States Federal Census
about Nathan Porter
Name: Nathan Porter
County: Johnston 
State: North Carolina same page as Wm Brassell
 
 
 
 

1860 United States Federal Census
about Mark Porter
Name: Mark Porter
Age in 1860: 84 
Birth Year: abt 1776 
Birthplace: North Carolina 
Home in 1860: Township 15 Range 3 East, Marengo, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Linden
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Marshal Suddath 34 
Adel Suddath 24  = daughter of Sophia
Charles E Suddath 5/12 
Mark Porter 84 
Elizabeth Porter 80 
 
 
 

1830 United States Federal Census
about Mark Porter
Name: Mark Porter
Township: Not Stated 
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama  page 47 same page as Allen Glover.
 

1840 United States Federal Census
about Mark A Porter
Name: Mark A Porter
Township: Jones 
County: Thomas 
State: Georgia 
 
 
Marengo County was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on 1818 Feb. 6, from land acquired from the Choctaw Indians by the treaty of 1816 Oct. 24. The name of the county was suggested by Judge 
  
Abner Lipscombe, and was given as a compliment to the first white settlers, expatriated French citizens and commemorative of Napoleon's great victory at Marengo over the Austrian armies on 1800 June 14. 
Marengo County is situated in the west-central part of the state. It is bordered by Hale, Greene, Perry, Dallas, Wilcox, Clarke, Choctaw and Sumter counties. The county seat was originally known as "Town of Marengo." In 1823 the name was changed to Linden, a shortened version of "Hohenlinden," scene of a French victory in Bavaria in 1800. Other towns and communities include Demopolis, where French expatriates settled and formed the Vine and Olive Colony, Myrtlewood and Sweet Water. Courthouse fires occurred in 1848 and 1965.
 
Elizabeth's son George Grauer Westbrook was born in 1851 and married Sarah Marcella Braswell
1910 United States Federal Census
about George G Westbrook
Name: George G Westbrook
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Spouse's Name: Marcelle
Home in 1910: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
George G Westbrook 58 
Marcelle Westbrook 54 
Garland Westbrook 17 
Sadie Westbrook 20 
Inez Westbrook 15  
 
 
 
 
 

1880 United States Federal Census
about George Westbrook
Name: George Westbrook
Home in 1880: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Narcissa
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
George Westbrook 28 
Narcissa Westbrook 26 
Clarence Westbrook 5M 
 
 
 
 

1900 United States Federal Census
about Geo G Westbrook
Name: Geo G Westbrook
Home in 1900: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 48 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's Name: Masilla s
Race: White 
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Geo G Westbrook 48 
Masilla s Westbrook 45 
Clarence G Westbrook 20 
Norman Westbrook 14 
Sadie L Westbrook 11 
Garland G Westbrook 7 
Inez Westbrook 5 
 
 1910 United States Federal Census
about Marcelle Westbrook
Name: Marcelle Westbrook
Age in 1910: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Spouse's Name: George G
Home in 1910: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Gender: Female 
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
George G Westbrook 58 
Marcelle Westbrook 54 
Garland Westbrook 17 
Sadie Westbrook 20 
Inez Westbrook 15 
 
 
 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about William B. Braswell
Name: William B. Braswell
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama 
Regiment Name: 43 Alabama Infantry 
Regiment Name Expanded: 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry 
COMPANY: B 
Rank In: Private 
Rank In Expanded: Private 
Rank Out: Private 
Rank Out Expanded: Private 
Film Number: M374 roll 5 
 
 

1850 United States Federal Census
about Wm B Broewell
Name: Wm B Broewell
[Wm. B. Braswell] 
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Marengo, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Elias Broewell 13 
Mary Broewell 21 
Wm B Broewell 22 
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about Wm B Braswell
Name: Wm B Braswell
Age in 1860: 32 
Birth Year: abt 1828 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Home in 1860: Township 14 Range 4 East, Marengo, Alabama
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Shiloh
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Wm B Braswell 32 
Mary Braswell 31 
James Braswell 9 
Screlia m Braswell 6 
Sarah L Braswell 3 
Isabella C Braswell 4/12 
 
 
 
 
 Sarah's grandmother was Hannah Holt Glass, daughter of Cader Holt Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
about Hannah Holt
Name: Hannah Holt
Spouse: Willis Glops
Marriage Date: 29 Jan 1826
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
Performed By Title: Justice of the Peace 
Performed by Name: David Curry
Willis Glass 1835 Land Purchase Alabama
 
1820 United States Federal Census
about Cales Holt
Name: Cales Holt
Township: Weld 
County: Oxford 
State: Maine 
 
 

1830 United States Federal Census
about Clder Holt
Name: Clder Holt
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
Big plantation owner first bought land in Marengo County in 1824.
His place of origin is unknown.
 
Willis Glass was the son of Mary & Williamson Glass 1840 United States Federal Census
about Williamson Glass
Name: Williamson Glass
County: Macon  this may have been an error by the transcriber....
State: Alabama 
 
1830 United States Federal Census
about Williamson Glass
Name: Williamson Glass
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Mary Glass
Name: Mary Glass
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1785
Birth Place: Georgia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Marengo, Alabama
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Glass 65 
 
Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
about Mary Glap
Name: Mary Glap
Spouse: W B Braswell
Marriage Date: 22 Jan 1850
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research 
1870 beside Westbrook - Lawson in Marengo County, Shiloh Beat
 
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Clarence G Westbrook
Name: Clarence G Westbrook
City: Not Stated 
County: Marengo 
State: Alabama 
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1879
Race: White 
Roll: 1509406  signed by RG Glass
 
 

1880 United States Federal Census
about Narcissa Westbrook
Name: Narcissa Westbrook
Home in 1880: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: George
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Keeps House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
George Westbrook 28 
Narcissa Westbrook 26 
Clarence Westbrook 5M 
 
 
 

1930 United States Federal Census
about Clarence G Westbrook
Name: Clarence G Westbrook
Home in 1930: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's Name: Carrie H
Race: White
Occupation:
Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page 
Household Members: Name Age
Clarence G Westbrook 50 
Carrie H Westbrook 48 
Gilbert E Westbrook 17 
Esta G Westbrook 15 
Bruce G Westbrook 10 
Clarence H Westbrook 5 4/12 
 
 
 
 
 

1910 United States Federal Census
about Clarence Westbrook
Name: Clarence Westbrook
Age in 1910: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Spouse's Name: Carrie E
Home in 1910: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Gender: Male 
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Household Members: Name Age
Clarence Westbrook 30 
Carrie E Westbrook 27 
Mannie Westbrook 2 
Versa Bell Westbrook 3/12 
 
 
 

1900 United States Federal Census
about Clarence G Westbrook
Name: Clarence G Westbrook
Home in 1900: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 20 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relationship to head-of-house: Son 
Father's Name: Geo G
Mother's Name: Masilla s
Race: White 
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Household Members: Name Age
Geo G Westbrook 48 
Masilla s Westbrook 45 
Clarence G Westbrook 20 
Norman Westbrook 14 
Sadie L Westbrook 11 
Garland G Westbrook 7 
Inez Westbrook 5 
 
 1910 they lived next his parents near L Glass
 
1920 United States Federal Census
about Bruce Westbrook
Name: Bruce Westbrook
[Bruce Westrick] 
Home in 1920: Linden, Marengo, Alabama
Age: 3 months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Son 
Father's Name: Clarence
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Name: Carrie Etheridge
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 940 
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Household Members: Name Age
Clarence Westbrook 40 
Carrie Westbrook 38 
Maurine Westbrook 12 
Gilbert Westbrook 7 
Esther Westbrook 4 6/12 
Bruce Westbrook 3/12 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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