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Henry County

Re: Elizabeth Calloway and Talmon Wright Harbour

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:59
I’m not related to any member of this family.

Not likely U will find the requested info in the census records.
Was 'she' a slave?

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:35
Do you have any other information on either Martha or James? Anything would be appreciated.


Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:32
Martha Pearce/Pierce was daughter of Wiley born about 1801. She married James Benton. Marriage record at


Wed, 02/03/2016 - 15:09
I have no record of a Martha Pearce in the Benjamin W. Pearce family. He did have a daughter named Mary, but she died in Bienville, LA.


Sun, 01/31/2016 - 20:42
Do you know if BW Pearce had a daughter named Martha who married a Benton? I've reached a dead end on this branch of my tree and I'm looking for a connection. I have info that she was born in 1834 in Henry Co and died 1917 in Russell Co. Any help would be appreciated.

Elizabeth Calloway and Talmon Wright Harbour

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 21:42
I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth Calloway (b. 1750 d. 1835). I first thought that she was the daughter of Richard Calloway and Frances Walton but that Elizabeth Calloway married Samuel Henderson, one of her rescuers when she was captured by Indians. Some say she was married to Samuel Henderson first and then married to Talmon Wright Harbour next, but since Samuel Henderson did not die until 1816 I find this hard to believe unless they were divorced before 1790. I am interested in connecting with anyone else who is researching this family. Is this the same Elizabeth Calloway of the Boonesville ordeal or is this another Elizabeth Calloway?

Re: Stovalls as slaves on Smith Plantation

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:47
RE: The info on the SMITH plantation location. I am wondering if there are two SMITH'S Bends on the Chattahoochee River? I don't find evidence. I just want to clarify this information for any of my SMITH cousins. The Bartlett Smith Plantation was northeast of Haleburg on the Chattahoochee River. I am a Simon Smith 1768-1837 descendant (no relation to Bartlett Smith that is known at this time) and after plotting all of Simon Smith's lands in what was Henry County that became Houston County...Simon and descendants owned 2+ miles of riverfront land at SMITH's Bend, which by maps of today is the curve in the river just northeast of Gordon, AL. This is in present day Houston County. The lands where Bartlett Smith plantation once stood have always been in Henry County and are still in present day Henry County, AL. Thanks!
Gail Walsh


Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:10
Hi Katie,
I realize this is an older post but hope it reaches you. I am a descendant of Simon Smith who owned lots of acreage at the Chattahoochee River, south of Columbia and north of Gordon. I'm told it is nearly five miles of riverfront. I need to take the land descriptions and plot them on a map to actually verify just where Simon's plantation was. Some confuse the Bartlett Smith lands with my Simon's.
Simon was born in 1768 in Edgefield County, NC & is the son of Benjamin Smith and Mary Thomas Smith who both died in Nash Co, NC.
Simon married Sarah Deese (probably related to the Deese in Henry Co, AL in the 1818-1820's).
Simon Smith migrated to SC and Washington Co, GA, Laurens Co, GA, Telfair Co, GA and then to Henry Co, AL.
Simon Smith had brothers and nephews named Bennett Smith. It must have been a family name. Do you have any info on your Bennetts from SC and where they may have been? It is possible that your James and his father ? Luke are cousins to my Simon Smith.
My Smith's are not at this time known to be related to Bartlett Smith of TN who built the Smith Plantation, and who left it to a relative who then left it to T. Tifton Smith.
If you Katie, or anyone else out there has any info on my Smith family history please contact me. Thanks!

Gail Walsh

Re: Stovall African American Plantation after Civil War

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:34
Hi, I just came across this. Trudie Stovall Powell and Joseph "Sidney" Powell were my great aunt and uncle. Uncle Sidney was my grandfathers brother. He died many years ago, but aunt Trudie passed away last year at 104. We are also related on the Hutchins side, as two sibling Powell brothers married two Hutchins (cousins/sisters?). I would love to gather more history. Please send me an email.

Take care!
Alisa Powell

Re: Mayor Louie Jones--Haleburg, Alabama

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 18:08
As of December 2015, Mayor Louie Jones and his wife Ruby (Ruth) Tharp Jones reside in Haleburg, AL. They are active members of Oakey Grove Community Church. I visited with them during church December 20. Their sons are Carl Jones of Haleburg, AL and Nathaniel Jones of Montgomery, AL. Mayor Jones sister, Verna (Vurna) Lee Jones Hayden, married my grand Uncle L.Z. Hayden (my grandfather Willie Hayden's youngest brother). They had two children, Willie James and Harold Hayden. Mayor Jones brother, Charlie Frank Jones, married my father's sister, Bertha Hayden Jones. They had one child, Charlene Jones. I knew Mr Arthur Jones during my childhood when he returned from the North to resettle in Haleburg in his later life. I also knew Mrs. Marie Jones Grimsley, Mayor Jones sister who was married to Willie Arthur Grimsley, and who were the parents of Clinton, Eddie B, and one or two other sons whose names I can't think of at this moment.

James, William & Jesse B Philmon Phillmon

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 22:07
Please contact me if you are researching any of the following families.

I am researching James Philmon born about 1805 married Elizabeth McCormick born about 1805 NC. They were married Feb 7, 1833 in Early Co GA.

Children of James & Elizabeth Philmon:
1. Hugh (not proven) b. abt. 1825 GA
2. William Philmon b.1834-1837 GA
3. Margaret b. 1841 GA
4. Sarah b. 1836 GA
5. Barbree or Barbra b. 1837 GA
6. Elizabeth (twin) b. 1843-1846 GA
7. Susan (twin) b. 1843 GA
8. Burrell b. 1844-1849 GA
9. Jesse b. 1848-1850 GA

#2 above.....William Philmon is my line.

Some of these Phillmons lived in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

Especially interested in any information on the following....
James Philmon b. 1805
William Philmon b. 1834-1837
Jesse Brown (J.B.) Philmon b. 1862

and any other Phillmon's who lived in Early County Georgia, Henry County AL and also those living in FL.


Re: Decendents of Thomas Jefferson Greenfield Clark

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 19:12
I'm J. A. Clark. Augustus Bartley Clark is my Great Great Grandfather so Kevin I guess we are cousins! I have an interesting bit of info and a mystery my family has been wondering for years. My grandfather told me that it was passed down to him that Augustus's brother, John Henry Clark, went off to fight in the Civil War for the South. He went missing in action and no one ever knew where or if he was killed, or anything about him. We can't even really find any records about his death or capture. Anyways, Augustus named one of his sons, John Henry Clark, in remembrance of his lost brother. To this day the name is still passed on, my brother is John Henry Clark IV. And we still live in Covington County, Alabama. On the same land that our family has owned for more than a hundred years.