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mary wARD sHIVER, my greatgrandmother

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:51
Anyone who has any information on the Ward family of Henry and Dale and Geneva counties in Alabama, I would greatly appreciate your help. Mary's father was John Ward; mother Christine Ward; sisters Callie, Sarah, Effie or Effa, Minnie, Emily, and one brother Kenneth who died in WW1. I am Mary's great-granddaughter.

John G. Miller of Henry Co. Ala. 1840-1900. Wives- Fordham and Tindall

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:03
John G. Miller and Salatha Susan Fordham Miller are my 2nd great grandparents on the Miller side. I have quite a bit of data on John and both his wives, however I need additonal information on some of their children that show in the early census and then disappear- i.e., Martha born in 1867 and Jinny born in 1875. Would be glad to share/swap with anyone who has an interest in this family.
Please contact me at:
Thank you,
Lamar Miller (originally from Early Co., Ga)
Kailua, HI.

Re: McCoy/Chapman of Henry County

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:38
Yes, Mary Emmuline McCoy was Lina McCoy. She was my paternal grandmother and was the wife of James Thomas Helms.

Re: Smith Plantation

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:44
I have Caroline Irwin wife of grand uncle of husband of 1st cousin 2x removed Birth 1863
Husband was David Grimsley 1861

Green, Cleveland abt 1908 - Georgia -
Green, David - -
Green, Eddie abt 1907 - Georgia -
Green, Grady 1 Jan 1915 - Damascus, Early, Georgia, USA 11 Sept 1985 - Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA

IRVIN, ALEXANDER CUPID PIG Jun 15 1873 - AL Jun 1963 - East Orange, NJ
IRVIN, ANDREW DREW abt 1831 - South Carolina -
Irvin, Andrew Drew - -
IRVIN, ANN abt 1887 -
Irvin, Arlene abt 1911 - Alabama -
Irvin, Arlene Allen abt 1910 - Alabama -
IRVIN, CALVIN C abt 1924 - Alabama -
Irvin, Carl Lee Bud abt 1905 - Alabama -
Irvin, Carolee abt 1904 - Alabama -
Irvin, Eulala abt 1903 - Alabama Abt 1920
Irvin, Fannie abt 1883 -
IRVIN, FRANCIS AMANDA CHITTY Yanktonai Sioux (Dakota) abt 1860 - Georgia -
Irvin, Frank abt 1877 -
IRVIN, FREEMAN 10 Jan 1886 - Abbeville, Henry, Alabama, USA Sep 11 1959 - Baltimore, Maryland
Irvin, Hermine abt 1885 -
Irvin, Irvin abt 1912 - Alabama -
Irvin, James abt 1881 -
IRVIN, MARY abt 1879 -
Irvin, Maxwell Mack abt 1906 - Alabama -
Irvin, Meriet abt 1906 - Alabama -
Irvin, Michael Jerome football player March 5, 1966 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -
IRVIN, MILTON abt 1921 - Alabama, USA -
Irvin, Monte Monford Munford Merrill abt 1914 - Alabama -
Irvin, Nala abt 1901 - Alabama -
Irvin, Nela abt 1903 - Alabama -
Irvin, PAMELA - -
Irvin, PATRICIA - -
Irvin, Pearl Perla Jan 1899 - Alabama -
IRVIN, PENOLA 20 Jan 1900 - Alabama 5 Jan 1997 - Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Irvin, R C abt 1910 - Alabama -
Irvin, Robert Bob abt 1908 - Alabama -
Irvin, Saleta abt 1915 - Alabama -
Irvin, Saleta abt 1915 - Alabama -
Irvin Ervin, Ernest 14 Oct 1914 - Columbia, Alabama, USA Jan 1972 - Brooklyn, Kings, NY
Irving, Arline abt 1911 - Alabama -
Green, Harriet Jun 1864 - Eataton, Georgia, United States 22 Aug 1928 - Early, Georgia
Green, John abt 1904 - Georgia -
Green, Joseph abt 1902 - Georgia -
GREEN, NETTIE abt 1926 - Alabama -
GREEN, RACHEL abt 1906 1937
GREEN, WILL 27 Jan 1880 - Georgia Aug 1965 - Georgia
Green, William James April 18, 1924 - Early County, Georgia, USA 1980 - Newark, Essex, NJ
GREEN McGahee, Inez September 13, 1923 - Blakely, Early, Georgia December 30, 1971 - Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
Green Rhodes, Eva June 8, 1921 - Blakely, Early, Georgia March 21, 2002 - Union County, NJ

Re: Smith Plantation

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:52
Hello Saundra B. Thank you for your response. My Family reunion will be in the Dothan, AL area on July 24-27. We will be reconnecting with 3 sets of descendants (Irvin, Green and Dawkins). My Grandmother Mary had three different husband (Squire Irvin from Shorterville, AL; and Gus Dawkins from Abbeville, AL.

I don't know much about her maiden name. I was told it was Smith; I was also told that she lived on a plantation in Henry County, as well as being a midwife. I can be reached at (678) 983-1773.

Thanks for your support.. I also have a photo of Mary.

Re: Smith Plantation

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:15
Hello parj64, I'd like to join you in this research. My great grandmother was Emma Jean Smith who married Elijah McClendon. Her relatives use to have reunions in Henry or Houston counties in Alabama. I have a picture of one of these reunions. Her father was Benjamin Smith. Please contact me at

Smith Plantation

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 02:25
I am in such of my during reconstruction. My Great-Grandmother, Mary Smith, lived on a plantation in the henry county area. I would love to know more about the smith plantation.

Re: estelle overstreet louis

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 03:00
sorry according to 1940 census she was living in arguta,dale,alabama with her siblings 1)joseph Fredrick overstreet 2)evelyn frances 3)Eloise 4)james Vernon 5)Shirley and her parents were joseph Vernon overstreet and Frankie pearl walker

Re: estelle overstreet louis

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 06:26
It would very helpful if you could share little more information on your grandmother. Like date of birth, her parents, siblings. Do you know if she married in Henry co? More information you can post makes a starting point on research.

Re: Armstrong, Andrew J.

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 02:43
K. Newton, I would love to know more about Andrew J. Armstrong. How can I contact you?
Lauren T


Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:46
Meloni Hicks was my great grandmother

estelle overstreet louis

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:36
I am looking for info on my grand ma Estelle overstreet .she married my grand father joseph marek then later a alan Louis.any info would be great.

Re: Source for Elias Parish/Parrish

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 01:49
This is my family. I am the daughter of Wade Lord & Martha DENNY not Benning. Eunice Mae and James Collins Lord are my grandparents, and William Ivey and Delaney are my gggrands. Please correct my mothers maiden name.
Thank you
Lynn Respress

Alabama Genealogical Society Seminar Sat. April 5, Birmingham

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:50
Genetics, Ethics and Antebellum Law

The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Seminar times are 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Lecture topics are: 1. ABC's of DNA; 2. Beyond X and Y - The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing; 3. From the White Lion to the Emancipation Proclamation - Slavery and the Law; 4. The Ethical Genealogist.

Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree, a lecturer, educator and writer. She has a blog, "The Legal Genealogist", where she posts information about DNA, Copyright, the SSDI, and many of topics of interest to researchers. She teaches classes at Samford University Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research.

For more information about the seminar and a registration form go to

Re: Anglins & Jordans in HENRY Co. AL

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 01:33
Thanks for replying to my email of 2004. I did purchase the 3 Early Co, historical books in 2005 and read the Anglin basic information.
I also read your J.W Anglin Jr, family tree pages. I am curious about the Photo of John Sr you posted on FAG, Did you get that from the Zion Church, or perhaps it was in your immediate family from JW jr..If you have that original, could you email a copy of it to me direct? It truly is a wonderful picture.
Thanks, Ruth

Free Genealogy Jamboree June 12-14 2014

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:17
The 4th Annual Genealogy Jamboree is a FREE 3 Day Event June 12 - 14, 2014, with National Known speakers.
All lectures are free to the public both Genealogy & History, Visit our vendors of Genealogy and
History in the streets of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee along with surname tents, Genealogy and Historical societies.
Meet Authors and talk Genealogy.
Take and walk into the past with our Traditional crafters showing how our ancestors made items to use in basic life tasks, visit the different Native Americans with their wares.
The 4th Annual Genealogy Jamboree is pleased to announce the return after 240 yrs. Daniel Boone and the Axe Men that cut the Wilderness Road. They will start at Martin Station in Va. and will arrive in the Gap at 12 noon to 2 p.m. and then head over the Mountain to Kentucky. The public will be able to fall in behind Boone and the axe men and proceed up the Boone Trace Trail and walk in the footstep of our ancestors.
There will be family reunions of the Goin/Goins family, and the Massengill (all spellings) for more information go to our web site at or email or

Re: Peebles family in Henry County

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 03:36
What are some names and dates on the Peebles family? I'm not aware of a separate Peeples family in Henry County. That spelling has been used for some of the Peebles in Henry County in some trees posted on the Internet, but descendants use the spelling Peebles. William Peebles (abt 1784 - after 1870) had four sons. The youngest son, William Wesley (1856 - 1940), remained in Alabama and is buried in the Clopton Cemetery in Dale County. Sons Isham (abt 1803 - after 1880), Riley (1806-1867) and Wiley (1806 - 1870) and most of their descendants moved to Polk County Texas between 1855 and 1860. William Riley Peebles (1825 - Unk.), a son of Isham, may have remained in Alabama.

Bill Peebles

Re: Peebles family in Henry County

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 19:12
Nothing to do with the Peebles family but while reading it I went back to some of your previous postings. In one you mentioned an uncle Henry Buford Galloway. Is he the one born 2 Sep 1920 and died 26 Feb 2011 in Westville, Fla.?
Also you mentioned that Jesse Washington Galloway was married to a Norma Price daughter of Whitmore. I have that he married Lucinda who was Whitmore's daughter. Are these two women the same? If so, where does the name Norma show up?
Have you cleared up the conflict regarding William Galloway's wife, Polly?


Mon, 01/27/2014 - 03:59
Looking for the family of Reason Sullivan.He had a sister named Clarissa.His parents were Curtis Caleb Sullivan and Nancy Louisa Grimes they moved to Al from N.C.He had another 3 more siblings Ehsey ,Buy and Babe.He is my great grand dad.He left a wife named Nancy a son named George and possibly a daughter named Martha.He left as aConfederate soldier and never went back to Al.He married Mary Burkhart in Harlan Ky and had 15 kids.
Thank you Lois Kelly

Re: James Vincent King

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30
The information I have on James Vincent King came from a descendant
of William Elvin King his brother. I show he died Aug 1913. There was
a J V King died July 26, 1913 in Tarrant County, Texas. His Texas Death
Certificate was online at ancestry and it leaves parents name blank. The
informant was Mrs. King. I do not have any information on his wife.