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Henry County

Re: Thomas S Sheppard

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 22:38

I didn't even find his death info let alone where he was buried.

There is a list of indexed cemeteries in henry County, You can look for him in the indexed cems.

You can contact the Henry County Historical Group, and ask if they have any additional info.

There is a list of historical books for Henry County at If you find a book that you're interested in, I'd look for it on Google Books or contact your local library about getting the book on inter-library loan. Successful Searching!

Re: Looking for info on McClung and Johnson family in Henry, 1900

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 22:12

I didn't find her death info in several different databases. Death certificates were required in Alabama in 1908, however, in most states full compliance was several years after the mandate.

I'd contact the Henry County historical Group, and ask if they keep any kind of death index (sometimes organizations create their own death index from obituaries).

If she owned property, there will be a will and probate records. You can contact the Henry County Probate Court, and ask about a copy of those docs. Successful Searching!

Alabama Genealogical Society Seminar Fall 2015 - Sat., Oct. 10

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 14:45
Join us for the AGS Fall 2015 Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at the Alabama Dept. of Archives & History in Montgomery. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Paul Boncella, genealogy reference worker with the Southern History Dept. at the B'ham Public Library, will present sessions on "Loving the LDS: An In-Depth Guide to Using" and "The FamilySearch Wiki: The Best Tool You Didn't Know You Had".
Nancy Dupree, archivist with the Ala. Dept. of Archives and History, will join Paul for the afternoon sessions which will be a panel discussion on general research questions and then an opportunity for 12 attendees to have a 1:1 consultation with Paul or Nancy on specific research problems.
Attendees may also visit the new Museum of Alabama and spend time in the Research Room. ADAH closes at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, including fee and registration form, go to or "Seminars" on the Alabama Genealogical Society web site.

Re: Marchant - Cooper

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:41
I know this post a few years old, but I believe you asking about Martha Marchant (1829-1902) who married Eli Cooper (1826-1910). She is my 4x great grandmother. However, I've had a very difficult time finding information on her. I think she first married a John Williams in 1842 and then Eli in 1847.

Re: Gregory Families of Henry Co., Ala.

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 21:15
I just picked my genealogy stuff again after several years so I don't know if you have received any of this info or not, but here goes. Rosannah and Sallie were sisters, daughters of William Gregory and Elizabeth Jenkins.

Re: Adgerton Lock or Locke

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:35
Hello Joy,
Looks like we are cousins. John Lock married Elizabeth Chandler on 29 Dec 1869 in Henry County. John was the son James Edgerton "Edge" Lock and his wife Jane. James was my Great great grandfathers brother. James Edgerton "Edge" Lock was the son of David Lock and his wife Sarah.
They are descendants of Leonard Lock who was from Ilminster Somerset England. Don't bother with any tree on ancestry that says Leonard was the son of Lewis Locke as that is incorrect.

The line for you would go like this.

James Edgerton "Edge" Lock (1802-1860)
David Lock (1775-1838)
Thomas Lock (1758-1808)
William Lock (1735-1758)
Thomas Lock Jr. (1713-1735)
Thomas Lock (1684-1739)
Leonard Lock (1658-1711)
George Lock (1622-1682)

Re: Kirkland - Smith

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:44
I believe that William Riley Kirkland, b. 12 Feb 1814, is the son of Aaron Kirkland, b. 1780, SC and Catherine "Katie" Turkette, b. 1785, SC.

Aaron and Catherine also had a son named Aaron.

One of the challenges in the Kirkland family is that they had a tendency to use family names... lots of Aaron's, William's, James' and Thomas', just to name a few...

Happy digging!

Re: Adgerton Lock or Locke

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:17
Hi Anthony,

I hope you can help me. I've hit a wall at my 2nd great grandfather, John Lock(e), b. Aug 1851 in Alabama. The earliest information on him that I have is the 1870 census record when he resided in Henry Co., Alabama.

I believe he was married to Elizabeth M Jeffords. They had 4 children that I know of: William D., b. 1879; Mary F., b. 1882; Joseph Wilson, b. 1886; and Zack, b. 1891.

Their son, Joseph Wilson, b. 1886 d. ?, is my great grandfather.

Any information you can share will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


Thomas S Sheppard

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 22:27
looking for burial place in Henry or Barbour Co. 1849-50.

Re: susanna

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:46
Michele, I am from Rebecca Pelham Jenkins' son, Simon Peter who married Martha Ann Hinson. I believe our Thomas Jenkins was named John Thomas. His father was Jonas who came from Edgefield SC about 1823. Jonas married Leah Pullen in 1824. Thomas was born in 1829 and died 1861. Please call, Sadie Jenkins 912/631-8822


Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:42
Susannah or Susan Ann was the daughter of Jonas Jenkins, possibly by his 2nd wife, Lucy Ann Davis. She had bro., Richard Hardy and my 2x g grandfather, John Thomas Jenkins - who married Rebecca Pelham, d/o Rev. John W. Pelham. Rebecca had dau: Merina who married Cornelius Waters; son: Simon Peter, who married Martha Ann Hinson; Sion Ambrose; and son Calvin Thomas who was born months after his father died. I am from Simon Peter Jenkins.

Sadie Jenkins 912/631-8822

Looking for info on McClung and Johnson family in Henry, 1900

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 21:07
Would like know if Narcissa Jane Johnson McClung died in Henry co. bet 1900 and 1910?

Looking for information on the death of Wesley Johnson (hanged) in 1937

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 17:43
Wesley Johnson was a black man who was hanged near Tumbleton after he was taken from the county jail in Abbeville in February 1937. He was arrested when a woman living the home of Robert or Rupert Barnes was assaulted, but no one believed Wesley Johnson did it. After being arrested he was taken by a mob from the jail and shot and hanged.

I am looking for any and all information related to this.


Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:01
I am through BW Pearce as well, through his son WJ Pearce. WJ "Uncle Buck" Pearce had a daughter that married a King as well. Might be worth trading some info.

Re: Blankinship/Blankenship in Henry Co.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 03:09
Hello. I am Elisha W. Blankenship and Ely Morgan (Doc) blood related. Elisha was my 3rd great grandfather.

Re: Blankinship/Blankenship in Henry Co.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 03:07
Hello. My name is Emanuel Blankenship. Elisha W. Blankenship was my 3rd great grandfather. Born 1839 near Macon Ga. He moved to Clopton All around 1844. He married Margaret Elivira in 1856 but married again to Charlotte Trawick in 1860. He joined the Confederacy in 1862 with the 33rd Alabama infantry. Company B. Fought bravely in many bloody battles. Luckly lived and amazing he did and I'm greatful he did. Took the Oath of Allegiance after the war to receive pension. He was a farmer of corn and tobacco before the war. He died in 1922. When I'm around a PC I can send you info. Also have info on Ely Morgan Blankenship

Re: Looking for parents of Thomas Jenkins

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:15
I am from Simon Peter, oldest son of Rebecca Pelham and Thomas Jenkins. I have found Jonas Jenkins, first in Edgefield Co SC in 1820 and then in Henry Co 1830. He married Leah Pullen in 1824 and I believe his first 3, maybe 4 children are by her. On the 1850 census he is married to Lucy. I believe he married her in 1849 in Clarke Co AL where he had land. Thomas and Rebecca were married in 1850 by her Dad, Rev. John Wm. Pelham who died in 1852. Their first child was Merina who married Cornelius Waters. They and one of their sons, John Byrd are buried at Panther Creek in Geneva Co. I believe our Thomas was named John Thomas. His younger brother, Richard Hardy Jenkins named his first son, John Thomas. There is more info if you want to call me, Sadie Jenkins 912/631-8822


Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:59
I am also a direct descendant of Benjamin Wiley Pearce. His daughter married and became a King in Bienville, LA. That is my line through my mother.

I don't know if you are still searching, but I do have some information on Benjamin if you need it.