Families of Fayette Co., AL
Fayette County, Alabama
~ Family Records ~
- Dr. AGNEW, born 1824 in South Carolina, established a large
and lucrative medical practice at Fayette Court House in
1883. He had three children by his first wife, Amanda
- Descendants of Erastus Grief Alexander
- Erastus "Ras"
ALEXANDER married Margaret "Deller"
WEBB in Fayette County in 1890. Allied families include
ADCOCK, BOSTICK, EADS, GURTHIE, HARRIS, LOONEY, and MILLS.
- A native of Laurens Co., SC, Roland ANDREWS (ANDERS) moved
to Alabama in 1825. He and his wife, Matilda MADDOX
(MATTOX), lived near the Tuscaloosa-Fayette county line before
moving to Arkansas in 1867. See related article on
Roland WATKINS below.
- The Baker Family of Newtonville
- Francis Richard "Frank"
BAKER married Martha Ann JONES in 1831 and had 10
children. Related surnames include BLAKENEY, BURTON,
DAVIS, HASSELL, PALMER, WHITNEY, and others.
- Holland BELL was elected circuit clerk in 1874, the same
year his father was elected county treasurer. He later
served a distiguished career as Fayette County probate
judge. He and Margarette MILES had seven children.
- Berrys of Berry, Alabama
- Robert BERRY Jr. left North Carolina with his wife, Mary
CAMP, in the 1820s and moved with several of his children to
Fayette County. The neighborhood in which they settled
became known as Berry Station (now Berry), AL.
Associated surnames include GUTMAN, JEFFRIES, and MINNS.
- David BERRY (1805-1880) settled early in Fayette
County. His two marriages, to Dedama BOX and Frances E.
(HENDERSON) LONG, produced at least eight children. The
family lived near present-day Stough, AL. Related
surnames include DENNIS and MORGAN.
William S. Berry
- William BERRY and wife, Sarah NELSON, arrived in Fayette
County in the late 1820s. Their children married into
the BRAZIL, COLLIER, CULPEPPER, DOBBS, FARQUHAR, FULLERTON,
HYDER, JOHNSON, MOORE, and RAINEY families.
- The Patsy Box Johnson Family from
Alabama [offsite link]
- "Joseph T. BOX born 1817
married Jane BOX, who is thought to be a cousin. They
had George Washington BOX born 1841 married Polly Ann
TIDWELL. My line runs [through] their son Joseph T.
"Joe" BOX born 1864 in Fayette County, Alabama, and he
married Martha F. WHITEHEAD (daughter of Drury Cox WHITEHEAD
and Mary Jane ANTHONY). They had my grandfather,
Luther Franklin BOX, married Ruth MORRIS (daughter of Nick
MORRIS and Susan WHITEHEAD). They had my dad, Reedie,
married my mom Ada McCOLLUM." You can find
additional information on these families – including stories,
photos, obituaries, cemetery transcriptions and a lot more –
at Patsy Box Johnson's Homepage.
- Descendants of Aquilla Brasher
- This prolific family settled in Fayette County in the
1850s. Aquilla BRASHER and wife, Frances HENDERSON, had
12 children, born in either South Carolina or Georgia.
Related families include AYERS, DYER, EDMONSON, GARRISON,
GURLEY, HENDERSON, MARTIN, McCOY, SAWYER, SMITH, and many
- Descendants of Zachariah Brooks
- Zachariah BROOKS and Sarah McGill CHEEK were married in
1831, almost certainly in Fayette County. They moved to
Texas with the CHEEK and McGILL families in 1846.
- Descendants of Stephen &
Elizabeth Cash [offsite link]
- About 1847, Stephen CASH left his home on the banks of the
Savannah River in South Carolina with his large family and
headed west bound for Mississippi. His brothers and
sisters remained behind on the Georgia side of the
river. From pension application documents, it is plain
the Georgia family members never knew where Stephen finally
settled, or that he lived past 1860. Stephen got as far
as old Fayette County (Millport and Kennedy area now in Lamar
County), where he settled for good. Many of his
descendants still live in the area. Associated surnames
include McDANIEL, RUSHING, SMITH, WALDEN, WEATHERS, and
- Descendants of Randolph (Randle)
Cheek [offsite link]
- Valentine CHEEK and wife, Elizabeth McGILL, moved to Fayette
County in the early 1820s, settling several miles north of
Fayette Court House. Related surnames include BROOKS,
COOPER, DAVIS, and VAN HOOSE (VANHOOSE).
- Cornwell/Cornell Family in
Fayette County, Alabama
- Stacy, the apparent widow of John CORNWELL of Bedford Co.,
TN, moved her children to Alabama (presumably Fayette County)
en route to Pontotoc Co., MS, in the 1840s. Associated
families include BURTON, ORR, and THOMAS; and possibly FARMER
- Alvis DAVIS and his wife, Elizabeth GREGORY, arrived in
Fayette County in the late 1820s. They appear to have
settled a few miles south of Fayette Court House. Alvis
was a brother to Matthew, William, and John Hawkins DAVIS (see
below). Allied families include APPLING, GRAY, HENRY,
McCLUNG, MORROW, PALMER, RAY, THOMPSON, WHITLEY, and possibly
BERRYHILL and KIZIAH (KIZZIAH).
- Descendants of John Hawkins Davis
- Methodist circuit rider John Hawkins DAVIS settled in
Fayette County about 1829. He acquired property about 4½
miles north of Fayette Court House and, with his wife Nancy
Franklin GORE, reared 10 children there. After her death
in 1867, John moved to Lauderdale Co., MS, remarried and had
one more child before his own death in 1875. Related
Fayette County surnames include BROGAN, DICKINSON, HOLLAND,
WIMBERLEY, WOFFORD, and more!
- Matthew Davis – Jane Lindsey
Family [offsite link]
- Married in Jefferson Co., AL, in 1822, this couple moved to
Mississippi then to Fayette County before 1850. Matthew
was a brother to Alvis and John Hawkins DAVIS (see
above). Associated surnames include BERRY, HOLIMON,
MOORE, RAY, and WHITLEY.
- Thomas DAVIS (1811-1857) and wife Irene settled in or near
Fayette Court House at least by 1838. Some of their
children later lived in Sanford (now Lamar) Co., AL, and Lee
and Holmes cos., MS. Related Fayette County surnames
include ANGLE and GIBSON (GIPSON).
- Descendants of William Davis
- A brother to Matthew, Alvis, and John Hawkins DAVIS (see
above), William DAVIS lived in Fayette County for two decades
before moving to Texas in 1846. Allied Fayette County
families include CHEEK, HENRY, NORMAN, NORTHAM, PEDEN, WHITE,
- William DODSON, son of Enoch DODSON and Elizabeth LEGGETT,
moved to present Tuscaloosa and Fayette counties about
1817. He married Sarah PYLES (PILES). Their
children united with the ANDERS, BROCK, COLLINS, DARDEN,
JONES, LANGSTON, LOYD, McKAY, POUNDS, REED, SOUTH, STEWART,
WHITE, and YERBY families.
- William A. EDMONDS married Mary Frances APPLING in
Oglethorpe Co., GA, in 1840. The couple settled in
Fayette County in the fall of 1848. Some of their
children remained in Fayette County while others removed to
Texas. Related Alabama surnames include BAGWELL, DAVIS,
MATHEWS, McDUFF, RICHARDS, STANLEY, STUDDARD, WHITE, and
- The History of the Edwards Family
- Formerly of Union Co., SC, George EDWARDS and wife Charlotte
Temple BOBO moved to Fayette County in 1844. They
settled in the Wesley Chapel community and eventually reared
14 children. Associated families include BUNN, CALDWELL,
COOK, DILWORTH, DUCKWORTH, FOSTER, NEWTON, OAKES, SCOTT,
SMITH, TAYLOR, UNDERWOOD, WHITE, and WHITWORTH.
- William Sanford Enis
- William S. ENIS was born and reared in Fayette County.
He married Mary F. LAWRENCE in 1884 and had 11 children.
Related surnames include BOWEN, GLOVER, MOORE, RUTLEDGE,
TIDWELL, and WHITLEY.
- Elizabeth F. Farquhar
- Elizabeth FARQUHAR, a Fayette County native, married Henry
T. BERRY in 1866. The couple moved the following year to
Burnet Co., TX, where Elizabeth died in 1900. Associated
surnames include TOMPKINS and TRAWEEK.
of Fayette County
- Daniel FORD arrived in Fayette County about 1824. He
settled with his wife Elizabeth SMITH and children in the
shadow of the landmark that today bears his name: Ford's
Mountain. Connecting families include FOWLER, HALLMARK,
HARRIS, HOLLINGSWORTH, SMITH, SPARKS, WEST, and WHITE.
Archilles K. Foster
- Archilles FOSTER married Jane BLACKSTOCK about 1811 in South
Carolina. The couple lived in Hall Co., GA, before
settling in Fayette County, probably in the early 1840s.
Associated surnames include BUCKNER, KING, MILES, THOMPSON,
- Descendants of William Michael
Freeman & Delilah Walters [offsite
- Township 16 South, Range 13 West, of Fayette County was
first settled by many families that eventually united in
marriage through their children. The earliest settlers
being brothers Levi, William L. and Jacob LINDSEY, who came
from Tennessee. The custom of those days to name
children after close members of the family has complicated our
genealogical searching today. Brothers married sisters,
and these families tended to live next door to each
other. By 1900, Charles M. FREEMAN and wife Lona LINDSEY
had settled on a farm just east of Belk. That old farm
home was a favorite gathering place for their descendants into
the early 1970s. Long after the passing of Pa FREEMAN,
his hand-made tile covering fireplaces and kitchen counter
tops remained. Related families include CROW, HAWKINS,
HIGH, TAYLOR, WALKER, and WRIGHT.
- James W. GRAY married Matilda J. DAVIS in Fayette County in
the 1840s. James' suspected parents, Joseph and Mary
GRAY of South Carolina, arrived before 1860. Allied
families include GLADDEN, HOLLAND, HOWELL, KIZIAH, MONTGOMERY,
- Walter Harkins Family
- With his wife, Joanna STEWART, Walter HARKINS lived in South
Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee before settling about 5 miles
north of present-day Fayette, AL, in the early 1800s.
Connected families include DAVIS, MOORE, and SMITH.
- William Stewart Harkins Family
- William Stewart HARKINS was married about 1828 in Fayette
County to Catherine Lemons "Katy"
MOORE. The couple lived with their children about 6
miles west of Fayette Court House. Some of the family
later moved to Texas. Related surnames include BOBO,
BURRIS, JONES, SELF, SHEPHARD, SMITH, and TURNER.
- Harper Family of Marion and
- Virginia native Thomas HARPER moved to Alabama from
Tennessee in the early 1840s. He settled in southeast
Marion County but was a leading member of the Hopewell Church
in present Fayette County. He was married at least three
times and had 15 known children. Associated surnames
include BERRYHILL, GILREATH, GRIGGS, HYDER, LANE, LYLE,
McWHIRTER, TUCKER, WHITE, and WHITEHEAD.
the Bluff Community
- Uriah H. HOLLIMAN was born in South Carolina and married in
Tuscaloosa Co., AL, in 1836. He and his wife, Mary "Polly" LUCAS, later
settled in Fayette County. Uriah and two of his sons
died while in the service of the Confederate army. Two
other sons survived the War and reared large families.
Related Fayette County surnames include BUCKNER, COPPRELL,
CORBETT, GOULSBY, HOLLIMAN, McCLUNG, PINION, POWELL, SMITH,
STEWART, and WALKER.
- John Hollingsworth Family of Fayette County
- John HOLLINGSWORTH and wife Matilda WHITE arrived in Fayette
County in 1824, settling near present Ford's Mountain.
After Tildy's death, John married Zilpha GALLOWAY. The
two unions produced a total of 21 children! Associated
surnames include EVANS, FORD, FOWLER, GALLOWAY, McCALEB,
McCOLLUM, REYNOLDS, ROBERTS, STEPHENS, and many more.
- Descendant Tree of James Hubbert,
Colonel [offsite link]
- Robert HUBBERT and his second wife, Sarah HOLLINGSWORTH,
moved from Tennessee to Marion Co., AL, in the 1820s. At
least two of their children, George and James, settled in
Fayette County in the following decade. Related surnames
include PORTER, SPARKS, STEWART, THOMPSON, WOOD, and others.
- Starling JOHNSON established himself in the Pilgrim Rest
area of Fayette County in the 1840s. Allied families
include CROW, GRIFFIN, HAMBY, HUGHES, and WILSON.
- Thomas Johnson Family History
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- Thomas Johnson arrived in Fayette County at least by 1830
and settled about two miles west of Pea Ridge. He had
eight known children. Associated surnames include BERRY,
BLANKENSHIP, COTTON, HALL, and PHILLIPS.
- William Jones Family
- William JONES was a recent widower when he died in Fayette
County in October 1849. He had five known
children. Connected surnames include HARKINS, LINDSAY,
- Lawrence Family of Pearidge
- The family of Alexander LAWRENCE have been roaming the hills
and hollers of Pearidge (Pea Ridge) since at least the 1830s,
and probably earlier. He was twice married and had 10 or
more children, the last arriving after his death in
1866. Related surnames include BYNUM, EDMONDS, FROST,
GILLION, MORRIS, TREADAWAY, WHITLEY, and others.
- Descendants of Benjamin Lee
- Married in Georgia in the 1820s, Benjamin LEE and Margaret
STEADMAN settled near Bobo in northern Fayette County in the
1850s. Associated surnames include BERRYHILL, CHAMPION,
EARNEST, HUGGINS, KNIGHT, MILLS, and more.
- Lindsey – McNees
- Levi, William L., and Jacob LINDSEY (probably brothers)
arrived in Fayette County beginning in the 1820s.
Related surnames include ASHCRAFT, BELK, BLAKENEY, BROWN,
DOUGLAS, McNEES, SHACKELFORD, SHEPHERD, STOKES, WALDEN, and
more! Use the "Index" feature at the top of the page to
search for specific surnames.
- Capt. Ellis LOGAN, born 1815 in Blount Co., TN, married
twice before settling in southern Fayette County at least by
1871. He married a third time in 1892 and fathered two
children, bringing his total offspring to 24. Related
surnames include DAVIS, GUNTER, JAMISON, SMITH, and SWANGIEN.
- The Maddox Family
- William Wiley MADDOX was born in South Carolina but grew up
in Alabama. He was married about 1857, probably in
Fayette County, and settled in what is now Lamar County.
Associated families include, among others, HANKINS, HARRISON,
HOLLIS, NEWELL, POWELL, and WEBB.
- Elijah Marchbanks: A Southern Stalwart
- Elijah MARCHBANKS "came
out of North Central Tennessee ... into the fertile
farmlands of northern Alabama" at least by the early
1820s. He married Mary Adeline BANKHEAD of Marion Co.,
AL, about 1824. They eventually settled in an area of
Fayette County that is now part of Lamar County. Elijah
served in both houses of the Alabama legislature in the
1840s. By 1850, he had moved his family to Monroe Co.,
- Mary Adaline Bankhead Marchbanks: A Staunch Southern
- Daughter of George BANKHEAD and Jane GREER of Union Co., SC,
and wife of Elijah MARCHBANKS. Mary was "every bit as resilient as ...
- The McClung Family
- This pioneer family settled in the Bluff community of
Fayette County in the 1830s. Jonas McCLUNG and wife,
Rebecca REED, reared 10 children. Related surnames
include DODSON, LANGSTON, NEAL, POWELL, STREET, TATE, and many
- A native son and prominent farmer of Fayette County,
Benjamin F. McCLURE served in many of the important battles of
the Civil War. He was married twice but had only one
child. Related surnames include MILES and ANDERSON.
- The McCollum Heritage
- Newman McCOLLUM moved his family to Fayette County in
1824. He was a successful farmer and businessman in the
community that originally took his name – McCollum's Mill (now
William Layfette McDade
- William L. McDADE married Maretta E. JOHNSON sometime before
1890. She and several of her children were buried at
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayette
County. Was William related to the McDADE's of
Montgomery Co., AL? Allied surnames include STUDDARD.
- Thomas McGILL was an early settler of Fayette County, having
lived previously in Tennessee (possibly in Giles
County). Associated surnames include BURNUM, MASON,
POWELL, RENNELS, ROYCROFT, and VAN HOOSE (VANHOOSE).
- Attorney Joseph McGUIRE and wife Seleta J. ANDERSON settled
in Fayette County about 1879. He established a
profitable law practice at Fayette Court House and also held "several official positions"
in the county.
- John W. MELTON and second wife Elizabeth FLURRY moved to
Alabama from Georgia in the early 1860s and again in the
1870s. They eventually settled near Winfield, leaving
records in both Marion and Fayette counties. Their son
William H. MELTON married (1) Bettie TERRELL and (2) Sallie
- Rev. Wiley Miles, Who's Your
- Exciting new research on Wiley M. MILES (1811-1879) corrects
a century-old historical error regarding his parentage!
Rev. MILES organized the present Mount Vernon United Methodist
Church in western Fayette County just a few years after his
arrival from Spartanburg District, SC, in 1846. Related
surnames include BOBO, FARROW, FLOYD, and TINSLEY.
- Mize Genealogy [offsite
- Looking to exchange Civil War-era family information for
North Alabama families? Then, you MUST see this database
with 11,000 names of people connected to Fayette County and
adjoining counties. The following Fayette County
families and many more are listed under Surname Detail or under 1st Alabama Cavalry:
ANTHONY, KUYKENDALL, McMINN, SMITH, TIDWELL, TUCKER, and
- Lewellen Moore and Priscilla
Thornton [offsite link]
- Lewellen MOORE entered land several miles north of Fayette
Court House near the Hopewell Baptist Church in 1821. He
and Priscilla "raised a
large family, all of whom were men and women of high
respectability." Allied families include
BROCKMAN, PADEN, and THORNTON.
- William Moore, Abbeville South
Carolina [offsite link]
- William MOORE (1786-1871) moved his family from South
Carolina to Alabama, settling in the Fayette-Tuscaloosa county
area. At least two of his five known children made their
home near Berry, AL. Related surnames include MADDOX,
REED, and WILSON.
- Descendants of Calvin Panter
- Calvin PANTER arrived in Fayette County at least by 1833,
when tradition says that he married Lucinda LAWRENCE.
The couple settled in the Pea Ridge area and had 10 known
children. Associated surnames include BISHOP,
CASTLEBERRY, EIDSON, FILES, NORRIS, TIDWELL, WHITLEY, and many
- Robert F. PETERS was reared in Fayette County and received
his early education from his father, a popular minister and
public servant. He earned a law degree in 1887 and later
served as circuit clerk and county solicitor. He married
Lena JONES in 1891.
- Family of Stanton Alonzo Powell
- Stanton Alonzo POWELL (1883-1933) was reared in the Bluff
community. He married twice before moving west in the
1910s. After a brief stint in Oklahoma, the family
settled in the southern tip of Texas. Related Fayette
County surnames include DOLLAR, ROMINE, and THOMPSON.
- John Rainey (Raney) Family
- Born in Georgia about 1829, John RAINEY (RANEY) settled near
Fowlers Crossroads in Fayette County sometime in the
1850s. He was married twice and had nine children.
Associated surnames include BERRY, DOBBS, FORTENBERRY,
HOLLINGSWORTH, MOORE, NELSON, POWERS, SANFORD, SPARKS, and
- The Rainwater Family of Fayette County
- Nancy EDWARDS RAINWATER moved to Alabama in the 1840s, some
20 years after the death of her husband, the Rev. Miles
RAINWATER Sr. The children who accompanied her settled
on both sides of the present Fayette-Lamar county line.
Related families include BOBO, CROSSLEY, HINDMAN, WALDROP, and
- Descendants of William Ray
- Elijah RAY, the great-grandson of Ireland-native William
RAY, was an early settler of southern Fayette County.
Connected surnames include CARAWAY, COX, EDNEY, JONES, NELSON,
VICE, and more.
- James Jasper RAY, attorney-at-law of Fayette Court House,
was born in Fayette County in 1857 and attended law school at
the University of Alabama. He married Ida JONES in 1884
and, after her death, Ella EDNEY in 1890.
- John B. SANFORD was sent to the state legislature from
Fayette County in 1882 and later served as mayor of
Fayette. He and his wife, Marguerite ROBERTSON, had six
- The son of Elijah SPARKS and Judith (Juda) HUMPHRIES,
William Jackson SPARKS married 1822 in Franklin Co., GA, Naomi
PRICKETT. The couple settled in Fayette County soon
thereafter. Allied families include RAINEY (RANEY) and
- Descendants of David Studdard
- Samuel STUDDARD, the son of David and Martha STUDDARD,
married twice in South Carolina and produced at least 12
children. The family arrived in Fayette County in the
early 1840s, eventually settling near what is now called
Studdards Crossroads. Associated surnames include
ALEXANDER, BIGGERS, EDMONDS, GODDARD, HENDON, JEFFERS,
KILGORE, ROBY, SHAW, and more.
- Samuel Studdard of Laurens
District, SC, and Fayette County, AL
- This article primarily examines the sources that identify
the two wives of Samuel STUDDARD, the son of David and Martha
STUDDARD (see above).
- John THOMPSON married Nancy M. VANHOOSE (VAN HOOSE) in
Fayette County in the early 1840s. They had seven known
children — all girls — between 1843 and 1863. Related
surnames include BENTON, DODSON, FOSTER, and WHITE.
of Nathan and Elizabeth Thompson
- Nathan THOMPSON and wife Elizabeth WEAVER were recorded in
Fayette County on the 1840 U.S. census. They began their
married lives in Jefferson Co., TN, in 1794. Fayette
County surnames include HAM, LANE (LAIN, LAINE), and MUSGROVE.
Richard and Agnes Thornton
- "I have been trying to
make a connection between the Richard THORNTON family of
Fayette County, AL, and that of the David THORNTON family of
Fayette County, AL. If we can discover the family
connection, if any exists, between Richard and David,
perhaps we can then learn who Richard's father, grandfather,
etc., are." Both men arrived in Alabama about
1820. Surnames related to the David THORNTON family
include DUKE, FOWLER, GOYNE, HENDRICK, HUBBERT, MOORE, MURRAY,
POWELL, RAY, RANDOLPH, and VAN HOOSE.
- The Treadaways of Fayette County
- Mary (RAGSDALE) TREADAWAY, consort of Moses TREADAWAY of
Anson (later Union) Co., NC, moved to Fayette County in the
1850s. She was accompanied by several of her children
and probably a brother-in-law, Wade Hampton TREADAWAY.
Related surnames include BAKER, JOHNSON, LAWRENCE, NEAL, and
- Griffin & Sarah (Shepherd)
- Griffin TRULL and wife Sarah SHEPHERD settled near present
Newtonville in Fayette County in 1847 and reared a large
family. They moved to neighboring Lamar County 30 years
later. Associated families include COOK, FREEMAN,
GARDNER, GUIN, KIRKLAND, PRICE, SUDDUTH, WALDROP, and WOODS.
- Stephen Jackson Trull (1815–1909)
- Around 1846, Stephen J. TRULL and his wife Lydia migrated
from North Carolina to Fayette County with a group of family
and friends that included Stephen's older brother Griffin
TRULL (above). The family lived in Alabama for only 5 to
7 years before moving to Monroe Co., MS.
Revolutionary War Soldier
- George TUCKER served in the Wilkes Co., GA, militia during
the Revolutionary War. He and his second wife, Martha
NICHOLS, moved to Fayette County sometime before 1826.
They settled on 160 acres of federal land in present-day
Bazemore. "Most of
today's Fayette and Marion County TUCKERs, and those
residents who have TUCKER ancestors, are descendants of Old
George and his [first] wife, Rebecca LEVERETT."
- Descendants of John Vice
- The VICE family can be traced from the Colony of Virginia to
North Carolina, to South Carolina, and ultimately to
Alabama. Morgan VICE, the grandson of John VICE,
established his family in Fayette County before 1850.
Allied surnames include GILLILAND, RAY, WALDEN, and WILSON.
- Waldrop Family of Wesley Chapel
- William Wilburn WALDROP and wife, Jane Amanda RAINWATER,
moved to Fayette County soon after their marriage in
Spartanburg, SC, in 1845. They settled in the Wesley
Chapel community near the present Fayette-Lamar county
line. Related surnames include GODFREY, SMITH, STILLMAN,
THOMAS, TRULL, WINDHAM, YARBROUGH, and more!
- Roland WATKINS married Melinda ROBERTS in the late 1840s and
settled on land spanning the Fayette-Tuscaloosa county
line. The family (including 12 children) later moved to
Conway Co., AR. Associated surnames include ANDREWS,
HOWELL, HOPSON, JACKSON, MORRIS, PAPAZAN (PAPISAN), and POE.
- Descendants of Henry Clay Whitley
- Henry C. WHITLEY and his wife, Nancy BRIDGES, moved from
North Carolina to Georgia, then into Fayette County in the
early 1850s. Related surnames include HAMNER, JENKINS,
KILGORE, LAWRENCE, PANTER, TREADAWAY, WILLIFORD, and more.
- This Fayette County native earned a medical degree in 1882
but gained prominence as a farmer and merchant. He
married Fanny COLE in 1877 and had four children.
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