Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society of Coffee County, Alabama

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The Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society Website


History and Historic Preservation
in the Pea River Area
Coffee County, Alabama


Mailing: P.O. BOX 310628
(334) 393-2901
Printable Membership Form for Mailing
At the bottom, please include the surnames you are researching.

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Springtime Wishes
from the Pea River Historical & Genealogical Society!

In Memory



It is with a deep seated sadness in my heart that I must announce the passing of Mr. Clark Edwards. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wife Mrs. Bonnie Edwards, their son Jamie Edwards, and their family.

Dothan Eagle: Clark Edwards of Enterprise, AL passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the family residence. He was 91.

Burial for Mr. Edwards will be held at 9:00 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2010 at Meadowlawn cemetery. A Celebration of Clark's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Searcy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Daniel and Rev. Suzannah Pittman officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Main Street, Enterprise, AL 36330.

Clark was born and reared in Enterprise and attended Enterprise schools. He worked at The Enterprise Ledger on a part time basis as a youngster and later as a full time employee, which ultimately resulted in his vocation, owner-publisher of The Enterprise Ledger. In August, 1942, Clark volunteered for service in the US Army Air Force. He received cadet training in Texas, where he was commissioned Second Lieutenant and received his Celestial Navigator wings. He later graduated from Bombardier School in New Mexico. In 1944 Clark was assigned to overseas duty, stationed on the island of Corsica and later at Rimini, Italy. He flew 60 missions on the B-25's as lead Navigator over Europe, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters. He was commissioned First Lieutenant while overseas. He returned to the United States in August 1945 and received his discharge from the Air Force in September 1945. Clark purchased The Enterprise Ledger in September 1945. He published the paper for ten years and later sold it and established Enterprise Office Supply. In 1986, he sold the store and retired. Clark has been a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church of Enterprise, where he served on the Board of Stewards and various other church activities. He was a long time member of the Enterprise Rotary Club where he served as Club President and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He worked with the Boy Scouts locally for many years and served as the Institutional Representative for the area. He was active in their many projects. He was a charter member of the local Toastmasters Club and served as its president when first organized.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Edwards, a son, James Edwards both of Enterprise; granddaughter and her husband, Jessica Edwards Drukenmuller (Terry) of Fort Knox Kentucky; a niece Linda Beswick (Paul) of Manhattan Beach, CA; a nephew Gary Duke of Atlanta, GA; several great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Arizona Parrish of Lake Seminole, GA .

Rest in Heavenly Peace, Mr. have definitely earned a peaceful rest from earth.

At our gift shoppe on Main Street, prices have been reduced on many of the wonderful gift ideas and household items that were so generously donated to us by Mrs. Jan Johnson when she closed Patchwork Pavillion! Many household decorations, personal monogrammed charms and other items, candles, Christmas decorations, bookmarks, religious items, etc. Come take a look-see!



President's Message
Scott R. Smith, Ed. D.

Spring 2010

We have had a long, cold, and wet winter. Now, the yellow haze of pollen on every surface and the azaleas ready to bloom remind me that Spring has arrived. I am ready for it; I am sure you are, too.

We have had two superb programs recently. Dr. Jack Anderson's presentation on early medical education in Alabama was fascinating. Mrs. Howell's presentation on soap-making was equally informative. We should all thank Georgia Fleming for finding and inviting such talented presenters.

Speaking of thank-yous, your Board voted at its last meeting to have our program in May at the Citizens Bank Community Room. We will serve refreshments and will honor Larry Herbst for his many years of work as our Museum manager. We shall also honor all our volunteers at all of our locations.

So, mark your calendars for the afternoon of Sunday, 23 May 2010, at four o'clock. Plan on getting acquainted with your fellow volunteers, enjoying some finger foods, and expressing gratitude to Larry Herbst for his many years of dedicated service to the Museum.

As ever, we need volunteers at all of our locations. If you can work two to four hours a week (or more), please give me a call at 334-347-1072. The work is very rewarding, especially when you get to meet mewcomers to the area who want to know more about the Pea River Region.

Georgia Fleming also needs volunteers to help with our on-going cemetery census. She has divided the county into districts and has identified the cemeteries in each district. This census will include EVERY known cemetery in Coffee County and will not only preserve tombstone information, but will also record the location of unmarked graves within the cemeteries surveyed. Give Georgia a call at 334-347-0017 and help the Society complete this project.

The next meeting of the Board will be 4:00 p.m., 11 May 2010, at our Library/Gift Shop on Main Street.

Our appreciation to the following businesses for supporting us annually:
Billy Cotter Construction, Inc.
531 Boll Weevil Circle
Real Estate & General Contractor

Glover Avenue Flea Market
723 B Glover Avenue
New & Second Hand Items

Goolsby Brothers Plumbing and Electric
611 East Lee Street
Plumbing and Electric Service

K-O Billiards
924 Rucker Boulevard
Billiards & Snooker Entertainment

Lunsford's Barber Shop & Styling Center
723 B Glover Avenue
Hair Care

WestGate Merchants Association
WestGate Mall, 621 Boll Weevil Circle
Various Businesess (Specialty Shoppes)
1st Franklin Financial
Beef O'Brady's
Charisma's Creations
Check Into Cash
Curves for Women
Dash Inc. Mail
David's Westgate Beauty Salon
H & R Block Tax Services
NBS Ladies Shoes
Hot's Deli
Jin Jin Restaurant
Just Imagine
Regions Bank
Ritual's Day Spa Inc
Ruby Tuesdays
Tierda Mexicana La Vercruzana II
Verizon Wireless
West Gate Barber Shop
West Gate LTD
Yancey Parkers


Do you have a new or old obituary to share? Please input the information.

We now have a page at FaceBook!!
My gratitude to whomever it is that created the page.


We have been approved for our own Society email mailing list as of 03/08/2008!

Here is the description of our new mailing list:
"AL-PRHGS. A mailing list for the members of the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society located in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, to discuss the activities of the Society and individual research efforts related to Coffee County.

If you are a member of the Society you can subscribe by sending a message to the List Administrator at
[email protected]
providing your name as listed as Society member and requesting that you be added to the list."

I feel that this email mailing list can tremendously behoove the Society, our officers and our members.

September 13th, 2006: The framed acts creating Coffee County arrived at
Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society Research Library/Gift Shoppe!!

We still have a great need for volunteers right now at all three facilities (Welcome Center, Museum Depot and Research Library/Gift Shoppe). If you find yourself sitting for a couple of hours per week wondering what to do with that time, we have a spot for you in our society facilities. Please step forward and volunteer for two hours per week to help us out. Tell a friend who might enjoy volunteering. Talk to those in your church or social group who might be interested.
Please contact Dr. Scott Smith.

The Spring 2010 issue of Pea River Trails arrived yesterday! There are fourty-five pages in the Spring issue of the Pea River Trails. Pictured on the cover is "Hernando DeSoto". From "Georgia's Book Nook: From the PRHGS Library", Georgia Fleming is focused this issue on the school yearbooks. Also, in the Spring issue of the Pea River Trails are articles pertaining to Clay Bank Association's obituaries that were contained in their minutes, "The Life of Elisha Anothy Thompson", Desoto's Route through Alabama, "Three Wiregrass Rivers", and Desoto in Conecuh County.

PRHGS will be submitting local historical and genealogical stories to our local newspapers for publication. If you have something you would like to share, please contact Dr. Smith or Cheri Clark.

And of course, as I have mentioned over and over again to the point that it is redundant, I would love to have submissions of photographs, stories, documents to include on the website. And, I still have my goal to have a webpage with information pertaining to each and every surname concerning Coffee County, Alabama one day. I really could appreciate some pedigree charts or gedcoms in hard copy.

*laughs* It seems at times that garnering info from folks about their families is harder than pulling teeth. Help, please.

New members may submit $20 for annual fee; or submit new membership online for about $22.69. All issues already published for the year will be shipped to new members at our next mailing date of the Pea River Trails. If you wish to receive your back-issues any sooner please submit an extra $2.00 for early shipping.

MEMBERSHIPS RUN FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER OF EACH YEAR. So submit your membership fee at the very end of the year or the very start of the year for a full year's use of your membership. All renewals are due by the first of January each year.

Those members who are not current may renew at the new $20 annual fee with a $2 late fee. You will also receive your back-issues at next mailing of PRT. You may view your expiration date on your address label of the last PRT issue that you received.

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR MEMBERSHIP ADDRESS UPDATED!! Issues not delivered to you due to non-current address are destroyed by the United States Postal Service, are not returned to us and cannot be remailed at further cost to the PRHGS. We just can afford double mailing costs, so please keep your address current with us.

If you are current and do not receive your latest copy of the Spring 2010 PRT, please email me at [email protected] to advise me of this matter. I will then check on this for you and get back to you.

Phyllis J. K. Owens
April 24th, 2010



Excerpt from the Official Publication of the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society, Pea River Trails, Volume 24, Fall 1999, Number 3:

The Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society was begun in 1970 to collect, record, and preserve the history and genealogy of those who came to these piney woods to settle and make their home. Enterprise was incorporated on April 27, 1896.

Perhaps, Enterprise's most notable claim to fame is the only monument in the world dedicated to a pest--the BOLL WEEVIL. It was erected on December 11, 1919 in the center ofdowntown Enterprise. The Mexican boll weevil wrought destruction to "King Cotton", the principal "money crop" of the area and farmers began to diversify their crops and introduced the peanut which became their main crop.

The Pea River Historical Society shortly after their organization, acquired the old Atlantic Coast Line Depot in downtown Enterprise in which they operated their Society and began collecting items of interest to house in the museum.

The Depot is located immediately behind the historic Rawls Hotel, although the entrance next to the railroad was originally the front entrance. The passengers coming in on the train only had a short walk into the Hotel lobby.

One of the Society's members, an avid historian and genealogist, Miss Alla James, donated a plot of land on US Highway 84 Bypass to the Society.

The Society built a log structure on the site as a rest stop and information center for transients who travel through Enterprise, and the new-comers moving into Enterprise to make their homes. Souvenirs, books, maps and brochures of interest about places and things in Alabama are available. Thousands pass through the Welcome Center each year.

One of the volunteers maintains and beautifies the landscape around the Welcome Center. A rose garden graces the front of the site, which is dedicated in honor of Dr. James F. Stanley, Sr., one of the organizers of the Pea River Society, now deceased. His wife, Maizie Stanley is still a faithful volunteer at our Welcome Center.

Home Builders of Enterprise devoted a great deal of time and effort in constructing the Welcome Center of the Society and the City of Enterprise assisted with the paved parking lot.

The Welcome Center is located on an access road that is adjacent to the ByPass. (Note: Near Arby's and Winn Dixie.)

After the celebration of the Enterprise Centennial, the Society was given a replica of an old one-room schoolhouse which was placed on the Welcome Center lot.

The Boy Scouts have built a replica of an old outdoor toilet (outhouse) at the Welcome Center and a replica of an old fashioned open well which were quite common a few years ago.

Groups are taken through the facilities when requested. This facility, like the other facilities of the Pea River Society, are staffed by unpaid volunteers. The Society has no paid employees, and is supported by donations, membership dues and from profit from sales of books and novelties sold in the Gift Shop and Welcome Center.

The Little Red Schoolhouse is very popular with the children and young people who have never experienced saying their lessons before several classes.

A few years ago, the Pea River Society was fortunate enough to be able to buy a building on South Main Street in which is located their Gift Shop, Office and Library. This building is their center of activity.

The Library has microfilm, microfiche and readers for them. It also contains many historical books, family sketches, photographs and other memorabilia about days gone by. Many individuals spend hours looking through the materials, and learning about their ancestors who once lived in the area. A photocopier is available for making copies of material for the researcher at the cost of twenty-five cents per page. This is a nice price for most Societies today charge more.

The Gift Shop contains many sovenirs including pins, caps, shirts, historical and genealogical books by local authors which are available for sale.



Join us in preserving our history and heritage. The Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving history and heritage of Coffee County and its people.

We invite you to visit our library research room at 108 South Main Street, Enterprise, Alabama Monday through Thursday 10am to 4pm (we are in great need of volunteers)

You may do your own research at any time during regular library hours which are 10 am until 4 pm Monday through Thursday. Mrs. Gloria Evans is again opening on Friday from 9am to 1pm.

As all of our workers are volunteers, some may be able to assist you in your research while others will not be able to do so.

Please obey the rule of only entering the research area of the PRHGS Library with a pen and writing pad. Laptops are allowed, but laptop bag will not be allowed. Due to theft, no one will be allowed near the research documentation and materials with purses, satchels, bookbags, backpacks, laptop bags, or anything other than a pen, notepad and/or bagless laptop.

Please remove only one book from shelves at a time. Replace book before removing another book or document. This will help volunteer to keep eye on the materials for your use and help secure the security of materials for all.

We appreciate every donation of genealogical and historical information regarding our area and its people. We also welcome financial contribution at any time.

Membership dues are $20 single, $35 contributing and $100 business. However, for convenience and expediting of membership, the online sale of dues are $22.69 per year for an individual. The difference in cost is due to the service charge by PayPal for handling the expedited transaction. The expiration date of membership is same for all members...December 31st.

Annual renewal is due on January 1st. Please add two dollars for late renewal when renewal membership fee is mailed after January 1st of the year.

We request that you encourage your friends and relatives to become a member of our Society, and to share their treasured memories and valuable family records with others for preservation and future reference by descendants and researchers.

With your membership, you will receive the quarterly publication of Pea River Trails.

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The Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society is accepting sponsorship of microfilm at twenty one dollars per film. When film is sponsored, sponsorer can have their name, and the name of a loved one, printed onto the microfilm container. A discount on any future index books garnered from these microfilms is also being extended; discount is to match amount sponsored. These microfilms (approximately 200) were created by the Alabama Department of Archives, and are films of documents (deaths, marriages, voting registration, inventories, etc.) pertaining to Coffee County which are/were located in the Coffee County Courthouses. As anyone who has researched in our Elba Courthouse knows, the floods have taken their toll on many has time. The presense of these microfilms in our Society Library is a treasure for all researchers of Coffee County's present and future use. Please be sure to include "FOR MICROFILM PROJECT ONLY" on your check and envelope...and include the name that you wish listed on film container. Example: FOR MICROFILM PROJECT ONLY Donated by Jack Doe & In Memory of John Doe; or FOR MICROFILM PROJECT ONLY Donated by Jack Doe & In Honor of John Doe.
Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 310628
Enterprise, AL 36331-0628

New link above to this project.....
click the title "Microfilm Project" above to view latest news on the project.

Click button below here to add
"Microfilm Project (Sponsor Microfilm for Society Use"
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The Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society is establishing a fund for erecting bronze markers at several historically and culturally important sites in Coffee County, including Goodson School, the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Clintonville, Friendship Cemetery, and Fairview Cmmunity (site of the battle with Ward's Raiders during the War Between the States).
These markers, available through the Alabama Historical Association's Historical Marker Program, cost between $1,350 and $1,695 each.
We invite your donations in any amount. If you wish to direct your contribution to a marker for a specific site, indicate that site on your check. If you wish to recommend a site for a marker, please contact us with the name of the site and the reasons you consider it worthy.

03/12/2005 Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church Event



Through the Historical Sites Committee, the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society is offering inexpensive granite grave markers for anyone interested. We have a new size stone that is larger at 12" x 24" and offers up to four lines of text for $210. You may see a sample at the Gift Shoppe/Research Library soon.

Click on photograph above for a larger view to see the craftsmanship.

PRHGS are now accepting donations to help with the restoration or replacement of the Enterprise City Cemetery headstones which were damaged during the March 1, 2007 tornado. If you are interested in helping with a donation, time or effort, please write to Gloria Evans at PRHGS's address above. Be sure to write "Tornado Help" on envelope exterior. Thank you.




Through the Historical Sites Committee, the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society is undertaking as thorough a census of the cemeteries in Coffee County as we can. This includes identifying every cemetery that now exists or has ever existed in the county. It also includes listing the names and dates of every known burial in the county, insofar as possible. If you know of any old cemetery that you think everybody else has forgotten, please let us know and help us to note its pecise location.

Mr. David Locke has located an abandoned cemetery and we all wish to find further information on this cemetery. Also, if you have time to step up and volunteer to work on this cemetery and maintain it with a group, please email me at [email protected]

Info concerning this cemetery: Right outside of Enterprise on Highway 84 headed towards New Brockton, turn left at United Parcel Service, follow out by Moates, Old Powell Road is now paved, go down hill; at bridge there is a little turn off to the left, follow that, bearing to the right, about 200 feet follow to left by large stand of trees on left, large field on right, go about 200-300 feet and look for a path on left, go into stand of trees, go about 100 yards, walk to seek grave markers in the tree line. There are ten to twelve markers with two dated 1864-1865. This cemetery is definitely abandoned and needs help. You can drive most of way. For more information, call Mr. Locke at 347-3059.



General meetings of the PRHGS are held at two o'clock p.m. on the third Sunday in September, November, January, March, and May at the Welcome Center, located at 749 Boll Weevil Cir Enterprise, AL 36330.

Phone the Welcome Center for possible changes of date (334) 393-3977).

Board meetings are set for 4:30 p.m. on the first Monday of September, November, January, March, and May at the PRHGS research library.


President: Scott R. Smith
First Vice President: Georgia Fleming
Second Vice President: Rex Addison
Third Vice President: Cheri Clark
Secretary: Donna Clark
Treasurer: Gloria Evans

Pea River Trails Editor: Rex Everage
(Have info to contribute?)

Board of Directors:
Sue Ciuzio
Vernetta Deramus
Rex Everage
Georgia Fleming
Calvin Garth
Larry Herbst
Tracy Jordan
Louie Reynolds
Pat Richter
Mazie Stanley

Facility Directors:
Depot: Larry Herbst
Research Library and Gift Shoppe: Gloria Evans
Assistant RL & GS: Phyllis J. K. Owens
Welcome Center: Louie Reynolds

Please direct all questions and subject matter pertaining to membership to
Phyllis J. K. Owens.

All of these individuals give freely of their time and effort to move PRHG Society forward.

03/12/2005 Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church Event
Annual Yard Sale 2006 Event

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Are you local to the Enterprise area? Volunteers are always needed and very much appreciated!! It only requires two hours of your commitment per week! Be a part of this positive action to help preserve our history!! Wouldn't you like to serve as a volunteer? Just give us a call! No experience necessary - we will help you to fill these positions.

If you would like to volunteer at one of our facilities, please call:
Larry Herbst 347-6197 for Museum on Railroad Street
Louie Reynolds 347-5748 for Welcome Center on Bypass
Gloria Evans 393-2901 on Friday afternoon for Gift Shoppe and Library

For larger view of photograps, please click on the smaller photograph.


Lanier Brooks -- (New volunteer 2008)

Tommye Byrd

Donna Clark

Ellen Costigan (Long time faithful volunteer -- Deceased October 28, 2006 -- We miss you, Mrs. Ellen)

Chris Courson (New volunteer late 2008/early 2009)

Bonnie Edwards

Gloria Evans

Rex Everage

Lillie Yohn Hall

Lavinia Helms

Erika M. Hutto (New volunteer February 2009)

Chris Koche (Long time faithful volunteer -- Our appreciation for all of her help -- Retired 2006 due to move to Tennessee)

Bill Osborne (Faithful volunteer -- Our appreciation for all of his help -- Retired June 2007 for health reasons)

Cindy Osborne (Long time faithful volunteer and director -- Our appreciation for all of her help -- Retired PRHGS August 2005)

Phyllis J. K. Owens (No longer volunteering at Research Library/Gift Shoppe as of November 2006...but still maintains website, memberships and Society email mailing list)

Pat Richter ~ New Volunteer 10/06/2006

Rex Roberts

Ruth Roberts

Charles David Stripling (Faithful volunteer -- Our appreciation for all of his help -- Retired March 2007 for health reasons)
UPDATE: Mr. Stripling is back with us! He is now at the Welcome Center!

Mike Windham (New volunteer late 2008/early 2009)

Mrs. Mike Windham (New volunteer late 2008/early 2009)

Pauline Zeigler (Long time faithful volunteer -- Deceased June 9, 2009 -- We miss you, Miss Pauline)


Eldrid Adams

Becky Beckon

Ike Behar

Sue Ciuzio

James Edward "Ed" Cobb (Long time faithful volunteer -- Deceased May 25, 2009 -- We miss you, Mr. Ed)

Fred Conway

Alice Azain Doran (Long time faithful volunteer -- Deceased December 5, 2008 -- We miss you, Mrs. Alice)

Reathal Drew

Bea Fuentes

Larry Herbst

Pat Hood

Willene Hughes

Sherm Key

Violet Reed

Sarah Turnage

Don Waters

Peggy Waters


Mike Abbott

Al Apel

Mary Apel

Ann Bourne

Myrtle Brunson

Sue Ciuzio

June Irwin

Ruby V. McKeon

Walter McNair

Jack Oden

Louie Reynolds

Maisie Stanley

Charles David Stripling and son Daniel Stripling (Returned to volunteer February 4th, 2009) (Welcome back!!)

Homer Todd (Long time faithful volunteer -- Deceased October 21, 2008 -- We miss you, Mr. Todd)

Victor "Buster" Voss (New volunteer mid 2009)

Our sincere heartfelt condolences to the families of Mr. Marion Brunson, Mr. James Edward "Ed" Cobb, Mrs. Ellen Costigan, Mr. Charles Earl Hundley, Mrs. Lanell Ellis Hundley, Mr. Homer Todd, and Miss Pauline Zeigler. These wonderful and caring people have passed our way, and are now walking on a new and greater path today. Rest in Heavenly Peace, our friends.....


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Available Researcher

Researcher available for $15 for up to six pages of information and one dollar for each additional page. Initial search fee is non-refundable. Submit query with one surname (up to two full names under same surname), initial search fee and your return address. You will be billed the one dollar per page for any additional pages. Online initial researcher fee is $16 for up to six pages.


1920 Census Records of Coffee County, Alabama Book

The Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society will on March 1, 2003
have the 1920 Census Records for Coffee County in hard copy which will be
for sale at the Gift Shop for $39.95.
Many thanks an gratitude to Cindy Osborne for this new addition.

Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society Gift Shoppe
108 North Main Street
Enterprise, AL 36331-0628
Click button below here to add
"Book: 1920 Coffee County, AL Census Records"
to your shopping cart.
Online price: $41.25


This is a list of the publications for sale in the Gift Shoppe
which are being offered here online.

They may be ordered via mail and purchased in the store at the lower Society price, or you may use the "Add to Cart" button to order online through PayPal for convenience at a slightly higher online cost. The prices there reflect that the shipping and handling have been added into the price.


Before placing order via email, phone or mail, please contact the Society to check on any price changes, shipping and handling, or taxes....please confirm total cost of item before ordering.

If you live within Alabama, sales tax of 8% must be added.


1850 Coffee County Census Records
Online Price $30.00


1860 Coffee County Census Records
including Geneva Precincts
Online Price $34.00

1900 Coffee County Census Records
Online Price $49.06

1920 Coffee County Census Records
Online Price $50.15

Ancestors & Descendants of Griffin, Jacob & James Crumpler
Online Price Alabama Residents: $46.95

Online Price Non-Alabama Residents: $49.95


Ancestors & Descendants of Levi Heath & Prudence Swinson
Online Price Alabama Residents: $46.95

Online Price Non-Alabama Residents: $49.95

Online Price CD-ROM VERSION - $21.75

Ancestors & Descendants of Robert Alexander Fleming:
Jefferson, Warren, Columbia, & Harris County, Georgia;
Coffee County, Alabama & Others
Online Price Alabama Residents: $46.95
Online Price Non-Alabama Residents: $49.95
Online Price CD-ROM VERSION - $21.75


Boiled Peanuts and Buckeyes NEW 08312006
Early Memories of Lee Eudon Holland
by Lee E. Holland (native Coffee Countian)
Limited Number of Copies For Sale

Hard Cover Online Price $41.95
Including tax and shipping/handling
Lowest price online
Soft Cover Online Price $37.95
Including tax and shipping/handling
Lowerest price online
Excerpts from Boiled Peanuts and Buckeyes:
"Born in Esto, Florida, in 1932, Eudon lives in six different cities by the time he is fifteen years old. But his childhood in Enterprise, Alabama, is as sweet as watermelon savored on a hot July afternoon. It does not matter that he, T.E., and Mom live on the "wrong" side of the tracks, separated literally from the wealthy white families by the railroad tracks upon which the train carries the town's cotton and peanut products across the country. T.E., the young genius, is a budding economist, and Eudon is a future football star. They share the same side of the tracks as the poor black families, and it makes no difference that they live in a two-room wooden structure owned by the Bama Cotton Mill. They have their radio, their country & western songs, their comic books, Martin's Drug Store, Mom's homemade biscuits, the Ritz ("Picture Show") Theater, and their hand-made toys. Dominating everything is the scent of fresh peanut butter mingling with the smell of cotton that constantly floats in the air."
"Among my most vivid childhood memories is the pervasive smell and delectable taste of the boiled peanuts that were so much a part of Southern life . . . . How many pleasurable hours I spent indulging in these delicacies, savoring their salty flesh, I can only surmise . . . . I spent an equal amount of time strolling through the streets of Enterprise, Alabama, peddling bagfuls of the tasty morsels from a shoe box as I chanted my catchy little sales jingle: “fresh boiled peanuts, five cents a bag; fresh and fine, right off the vine. If you don’t have a nickel, I can change a dime!” . . . . I desired nothing more – until my senses were awakened by football, that is . . . . in Enterprise, Alabama . . . ."
"In 1995, my Aunt Myrtelee (Armstrong) Peeples, my mom’s youngest sister, who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, paid a visit to our new beachfront home in Seagrove Beach, Florida, near Panama City. She and I drove to Geneva County, Alabama, to meet with two of her and Mom’s brothers, Hilburn and Ralph Armstrong. On the way, we visited the gravesite of Ada Myrle (Whitaker) Armstrong, her and Mom’s mother, at the Whitaker Methodist Church and Cemetery. Aunt Myrtelee repeated the story of how she, Mom, Ralph, Myrle, Hilburn and Wilburn were divided up at their mother’s gravesite at the time of her funeral in March of 1922. This agonizing story had been told to me by my mom and other family members ever since I was a youngster."
"I had left Enterprise, Alabama, in the middle of the sixth grade. Life’s twists and turns took me to Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Miamisburg, Ohio; and finally to Detroit, Michigan, with no thought of whether I would ever return to this special place of my roots that my kinfolk, the Armstrongs, Hollands, and Whitakers, had called home for several generations."
"Standing in the midst of all this history, on the land and in the building that had been donated and financed by my great-great-grandfather, James Denard Whitaker, and surrounded by the graves of my ancestors, still humbled and warmed by the church service, I was nearly overcome with emotion . . . . Yet I knew that, like friends parting, I would never truly leave."


Byrd History and Related Families
by Tera Byrd Averett
Online Price $88.12


Claybank Memories - A History of Dale County
by Val L. McGee
Online Price $39.25


Coffee County Cemetery Records
Compiled 1969 by E.H. Hayes
515 Pages
Online Price $49.06*


Coffee County Marriage Records 1877-1935
174 Pages
Online Price $50.15


Coffee Grounds - A History of Coffee County
by Fred Watson
Reprinted 1985 - 299 Pages
Online Price $32.79


Cold Mountain Bomber Crash: The Enduring Legacy NEW 07/14/2006!
by Doris Rollins Cannon
Online Price $28.75


A Taste of History Cookbook
Online Price $11.50


Brunson Reunion Cookbook
Online Price $24.06


Cherished Recipes from Mama's Kitchen:
Lebanese-American Cuisine
of Mary Elizabeth "Mel" Farris Saloom
Online Price $17.20 with shipping & handling

Book's Contents page is viewable HERE

Confederate Home Cooking
Online Price $12.95


Cooking for the Cause:
Confederate Recipes
Online Price $12.95


Dining Cars and Depots:
Train Food in America
Online Price $12.95


Helen's Recipes
Helen Metcalf
Online Price $23.25


Home Front Regiment 1861-1865
Online Price $12.95


Pack the Skillet American Pioneer Cooking
Online Price $12.95


Plantation Row Slave Cabin Cooking
Online Price $12.95


The Good Land:
Native American and Early Colonial Food
Online Price $12.95


Southern Born and Bread
Online Price $12.95

Dateline: Enterprise
by Roy Shoffner
Online Price $29.53


Enterprise - The First 100 Years
by Roy Shoffner
Illustrated - indexed - 412 Pages
Online Price $69.68


Gachets and Thorntons
by Rochelle T. Farris
1979 - indexed - 461 Pages
Online Price $42.55


Hartford City Cemetery
Online Price $36.95


Heritage of Coffee County, Alabama
by All Researchers of Coffee County, Alabama
This book is chock full of great information and stories!!
$65.80 in store and $73.00 online

You can, however, order it from the publisher
Bookprice for Coffee County, Alabama is $60


I Remember When
Regular Online Price $23.29

Jernigan and Cooper
by Virginia Ruth Jernigan Sanders
1996 - indexed- 126 Pages
Online Price $28.95


Kith and Kin Volume 1
by Clayton G. Metcalf
Online Price $19.75


Kith and Kin Volume 2
by Clayton G. Metcalf
Online Price $19.75


Kith and Kin Volume 3
by Clayton G. Metcalf
Online Price $19.75


Kriegy -
The Story of His Capture
by the Germans
during World War II
by Clayton G. Metcalf
Online Price $23.02


Mortal Matters:
When A Loved One Dies
by Sara Engram
Online Price $14.80


Pea River Logic
by Marion B. Brunson
Online Price $25.60


Pea River Sketches
Online Price $20.00


Pest of Honor -
The Story of the World's
Most Unusual Monument
by Roy Shoffner
Online Price $14.34


Quilt of Memories
From A Place Called Home
New Brockton, Alabama -

Online Price $32.87


Scots and Their Kin Volume 1
Online Price $28.45


Scots and Their Kin Volume 2
Online Price $28.45


Scots and Their Kin Volume 3
Online Price $28.45


Shoulders of Giants
by Dr. Gaylor McCollough
Online Price $21.75


Study of the Metcalfs
by Clayton G. Metcalf
Online Price $40.38


The Ancestors and Descendants
James Alexander Story
by Dr. Norman Dasinger
Paperback - indexed- photos - charts - 360 pages
Online Price $29.95


The Country Preacher
by Rev. Q. P. Jones
Online Price $26.95


The Gillis Family in the South
by Clayton G. Metcalf
Online Price $29.53


The Golden Olden Days
Online Price $28.45


The Murdock Family
Southeast Alabama
by Larry James Murdock
1998 - indexed plus pedigree charts - 108 Pages
Online Price $29.53


The Origin of Ft. Rucker
by Val L. McGee
Online Price $26.50


The Wise Kin Now and Then
by Mary Agnes Wise
Online Price $50.00


This Ain't No Shoe Shop
by Jim Reece
Online Price $14.25


To order any of the above books, you have three choices:

1) Send your order with payment to the Society's P. O. Box address above.
Please do not forget to include postage and 8% sales tax as indicated. Check with Society for in house prices.

2) Visit the Society's Gift Shoppe/Library on Main Street address above and purchase at a lower price.

3) Click on the "Add to Cart" button to order through PayPal at a slightly higher price for convenience and expedience in ordering.

Check PRT's Article Index 1975 through 2003 Here

Available Back Issues
Pea River Trails

Online Price: $6.75 per issue

CHOOSE ISSUE Feb 1975 to Fall 1980
CHOOSE ISSUE Spring 1981 to Fall 1987
CHOOSE ISSUE Christmas 1987 to Fall 1990
CHOOSE ISSUE Christmas 1990 to Fall 1993
CHOOSE ISSUE Christmas 1993 to Fall 1996
CHOOSE ISSUE Christmas 1996 to Fall 1999
CHOOSE ISSUE Spring 2000 to Winter 2002

CHOOSE ISSUE Spring 2003 to Winter 2007



(NOTE: To be used only as a guide. Prices include shipping and handling.)
Please use the following photographs as a guide in making your selections:

The "monument logo" is used on tees, sweatshirts, mugs, magnets and bags:




Our new Christmas ornament is in!! This year's ornament sports a depiction of the Boll Weevil monument showing just the lady holding up the boll weevil; also shown is "Enterprise, Alabama" underneath the monument.

Photograph of Unknown Male and Boll Weevil Monument NEW 07/01/2006!
Can you identify this male?
Click for Larger Version

This scanned copy does not do justice to the artwork offered for sale at PRHGS. The print offered at PRHGS is much, much clearer and has a poem included on the print surrounding it.

This photograph appeared in a 1940 National Geographic magazine.
We thank Judy Webb for sharing her work with us to offer here.
Unframed Print $55
Framed Print $100

Unframed Print:

Framed Print:


Ceramic Coffee Mug Boll Weevil Logo $7.75


Fear No Weevil Mug $7.75


Plastic Travel Mugs BW Logo $4.75 Was $6.77


Alabama Shot Glass $6.86


Mason Jar Mug with Boll Weevil Logo $7.05


Peanut Knife Key Chain $5.95


Pewter Spoon with Peanut Logo $5.95
This tag will be removed when we have them again.


Spoon with Alabama Logo $5.95


Thimble with Alabama Logo $5.95


Pewter Spoon with Weevil Bug $5.95
This tag will be removed when we have them again.


Pewter Key Chain with Peanut $5.95


Pewter Key Chain with Weevil Bug $5.95



All T-Shirts Adults and Childrens All Sizes $13.80
Sizes include: Sm, Med, Lg, XLg, XXLg

Left Bug Fear No Weevil Logo (Black and White)
Boll Weevil Logo (Color)

Bottom Bug w/Fear No Weevil Logo (Black and White)
I'm Bugged Logo (Black and White)
Pea River Historical Society Logo (Color)

Infant T Shirt Boll Weevil Logo (Black and White)
Boll Weevil Logo (Color)
I'm Bugged Logo (Black and White)
Pea River Historical Society Logo (Color)
Online Price: $9.20


All T-Shirts Adults and Childrens All Sizes $20.95
Sizes include: Sm, Med, Lg, XLg, XXLg
Boll Weevil Logo (Black and White)
Boll Weevil Logo (Color)
I'm Bugged Logo (Black and White)
Pea River Historical Society Logo (Color)




Boll Weevil Monument Note Paper $10.00
Enterprise Court House (Old) Notepaper $5.00
Enterprise Court House (New) Notepaper $5.00
Enterprise Post Office (Old) Notepaper $5.00
Enterprise Library (Old) Notepaper $5.00
Elba Court House (New) Notepaper $5.00
Variety Set of Above Designs $5.00

Boll Weevil Playing Cards $6.90


Boll Weevil Monument Car Tag $5.50 TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK--
This tag will be removed when we have them again.

I'm Bugged Car Tag $5.50

Fear No Weevil Bumper Sticker $4.95



Boll Weevil Logo Magnet $5.00

Fear No Weevil Logo Magnet $5.00

Small Yellow Alabama Magnet $5.00

Large Alabama Magnet $5.00

Small Peanut Lapel Pin $5.00

Large Peanut Lapel Pin $7.00

Boll Weevil Pin $5.00


Boll Weevil Monument Caps (Royal Blue/White, Black/White or Red/White) $10.25

Fear No Weevil Caps (Royal Blue/White, Black/White or Red/White) $10.25

Canvas Totes $12.95

Mousepad Fear No Weevil $8.00

Mousepad Boll Weevil $8.00



Boll Weevil Staute with Marble Base $26.50
Boll Weevil Statue No Base $22.00



Memo Holder with Boll Weevil Logo $12.75

Were $29.95 Now $20.00 SUPERB BUY!!


Boll Weevil Monument Postcard $ 2.00 (1 in stock at the moment)
Boll Weevil Monument Close-up Postcard $ 2.00
Boll Weevil Monument - Night Scene Postcard $2.00
Cotton Field Postcard $ 2.00
Peanut Field Postcard $ 2.00
Confederate Memorial Statue Postcard $ 2.00
Alabama Map Symbols Postcard $ 2.00
City Hall Enterprise, Alabama Postcard $ 2.00
NEW Historical Scene Postcard $2.00
City Map $5.00
County Map $5.25

NEW! Genealogical Charts (Various Backgrounds)

the Coffee County ALGenWeb Project
Points of Interest Several pages NEW 09072006

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