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Henry County

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.

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)