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Henry County

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.

Re: Oates and Brother Attys

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 17:59

Re: Oates and Brother Attys

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 16:36

I don't know the answer to your question but they might be filed at a local university and/or college. The local genealogical, historical societies and archives probably didn't exist around 1880 or when he died. Successful Searching!

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Re: Mary Murphy Henry Co. Alabama

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 20:26
I am also searching for exact location of the Price Family Cemetery near Lawrenceville, AL. I am looking for burial place of Irvin Price and Ervin Marion Price. Thx

Re: jesse ward place,lawrenceville,alabama,north of abbieville

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:31
correction catherine,s maiden name was "swaine"not "boles"oh! the old jessee ward place looked as if it could have been a mill at one time,there is an old mill water wheel next to the old house or mill.

Oates and Brother Attys

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:43
Need help in identifying this Oates. Are his law papers from around 1870s located any where?
Thanks for your help.

Re: Looking for Family

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:38
Good evening, I know this is an old thread but I'm looking for some information. Bama Spann was my great grandmother so I guess that makes us cousins. My grandmother was Susie Bell Spann.

I was told by my father before he passed away that Bama Livingston was Cherokee Indian but that there was no paperwork to prove it, due to a courthouse fire that destroyed the records. I saw on the 1940 census that she was listed as white, so I'm curious if this was just a "tall tale" handed down? I am not close with that side of the family and have seen no pictures.

Thanks for any information you might have about my (our) family history!


Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:16
Is anyone here a descendant of the Calloway family in Henry County? I'm specifically looking for a direct descendant of Enoch and Martha (McMath) Calloway and/or their son John Lawrence Calloway.

Re: Norris

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 19:53
Looks like they would be son and daughter in law of William Burrel Norris from Isle of Skye, Scotland. Email me at and maybe i can help some more.

Re: Keels-Tycer connection and John Keels born 1747- Also Vause family

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:29
I descend from Hester Keels b. 1836 in Sumter Co. SC. Hester Ann is listed in the household of John Keels age 65 (b. ca 1785) on the 1850 census of Sumter Co. SC. This appears to be a blended family. Several members of the household were in Henry Co.AL .before1860. Hester married Reubin Wright in Henry Co. AL and her sister married a King then a Money. .
After the War, Keels, King, Money & Wright families moved to Texas..

I found that you have a Vause family on your tree, The Vause family also from Sumter Co. SC lived across the road from me in Huntsville. TX. when I was a child. I have Word documents that I will share.
My e-mail address is .