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November thru July 2004 Queries... (Note: No queries posted in August, nor in November 2004)


I am researching these surnames in Walker County, AL:  Kilgore, McNutt, Tidwell, and Wyers.  I would like to correspond with anyone researching any of these names. 

Davine Roberts 10-1-2004


I sent you some cemetery listings, Williams Chapel, Blooming Grove, Mt. Joy, and New Hope. I have a new email vickydoodle@bellsouth.net.
Vicky Tidwell  10-4-2004

Has anyone surveyed the HARRIS Cemetery? I visited this small family cemetery with my father,
Carter Bartly Strickland, several years ago, where he showed me his cousin's grave. The cemetery was on a flat of a hill near Walter Wilkerson's place. We took a road in front of Pat Wilkerson's place - west. I am not even sure whether it was in Walker or Fayette Co., AL, but I think it was in Kansas, Walker County. The graves were:

The Rev. T. M. Harris
September 29, 1833
September 26, 1902

Adeline Harris (w/o of the Rev. T. M. Harris)
June 14, 1849
April 1922

Celia E. Harris (Celia Emaline Aldridge, s/o Parks Minard Harris)
September 2, 1896
March 29, 1925

Note: Celia Emanline Aldridge was a daughter of James Willis Aldridge and Frances Elizabeth Strickland. She died in childbirth with the birth of her daughter, Edna Elmmaline Harris, who was adopted by Griffith Houston Johnson, her mother's second cousin.

I think I recall that there was a child of Celia's buried there:

Royce Harris
February 27, 1920
January 7, 1922

There were no more graves than those four.

Parks Minard Harris, remarried and is buried with second wife somewhere else. He had other children by first wife, Celia; e.i., Albert, Lorene, and Cleburn Harris; but I have no further information on them or where they were buried.

Mary Ann Strickland Grainger  10-10-2004
Huntsville, AL

Researching William Baker, father of Calvin Morgan Baker, in Walker Co.
Also researching Collinsworth/Williams/Colbert

Any connection to Walkers from Alabama?
Martha Baker Harpling    10-10-2004

Martha Harpling [MarthaH@abtelectronics.com]


I am looking for information on my husbands adoptive father.

Name: William Temple Edwards. DOB: May 20, 1934. DOD Dec 1979. According to the SSDI the last know address was in Walker Co. Jasper Alabama. Any information can be sent to Frankie Rommel at crankier@swbell.net. 10-10-2004
Thank you

Martine Bates is the author of the new book Chris Sheats: The Man Who Refused to Secede; this is a childrens' book (for the ages of 8 to 12). By special arrangements with the publisher, an autographed copy of the book is available for $9.50 (includes shipping). Send a check or money order to: Priceville Elementary School, 438 Cave Springs Road, Priceville, AL 35603. The proceeds will benefit the school's reading program. Also, the book is available from the publisher at Seacoast Publishing, PO Box 26492, Birmingham, AL, 35260.

Looking for any information about this family.

1900 - Cordova Twp, Walker Co, AL

Fracis (Francis?)Marion Hyche, 54, born May 1846, married 24 years, born
Alabama, parents born South Carolina, railroad trackman

wife Morzrill or Savilla(sis)Boon Hyche, 40, born Nov 1859, had 12 children 8
still living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama

son Alburtis, 19, born Oct 1880, farm laborer

dau Dora C., 17, born Mar 1883, servant

dau Martha, 15, born Sep 1884, servant

son Carson T., 15, born Sep 1884, farm laborer

son John, 14, born Oct 1885, farm laborer

dau Winnie, 13, born Mar 1887, at school

son Daniel, 2, born Sep 1897

son Dewey, 2/12, born Mar 1900

Bob Parker 10-22-2004   Sgtmajrp@aol.com


I am looking for info on my ggp-Duke(Marmaduke?) and Francis Allen of Walker Co.  They may have lived there late 1790 or 1800.   Don't have much to go on.  Would appreciate any info.

Thanks, Glenda    tkdozer@atoka.net

I am looking for an obituary on Ellie Marie Anderson, dod March 1980 in Townley, Walker Co. She was formerly Ellie Marie Cook (nee Edgil). 1930 census shows her age 17, living at home in East Pleasant, Walker Co.  Father Rosmond Crance Edgil; mother Alice Millwood Edgil.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Michelle Gross 10-25-2004


I'm Looking for a Mourning Stewart. She may have been married to someone
else before marriage to my GG Grandfather William Barefield. On her
tombstone in Pontotoc County, MS, it states Mourning Stewart Barefield, so
she was either a Stewart by a previous marriage, or this is her Maiden name.
She was born 05-31-1826 in Georgia and died in Pontotoc, MS. Her husband
William Barefield was born 02-10-1815 in Hancock County GA. Any help on
Mourning would be appreciated
Peggy A. Young 10-28-2004

Peggy A. Young [peggy1@network-one.com]


Searching for info. regarding a Robert WILLIAMS wife Sarah shown as follows on Walker Co. 1850 Census:

WILLIAMS,  Robert   50  NC  farmer
                  Sarah     49  SC
                  Stephen  22  SC
                  Elizabeth 18  SC
                  Nancy      16  SC
                  Harriet      13  SC
                  Samantha  6  Al
I'm wondering for this Robert could have been a twin brother of my John H. Williams, who was also found on this census.  Another connection of mine was listed there also..William J. Myers and wife Sarah.
Bev Wallace 10-31-2004        [colo603@yahoo.com]






September Queries:

Wonder if anyone on the list has any info on William A. Goad and Martha J. Burkett who married in Walker County 27 APR 1879; were listed on the 1880 census with William as age 20 and Martha age 24. Then I cant find them again until 1910 when I find Martha, supposedly married 3 times and still a Goad. She appears to be farming the same farm they were on in 1880.
William is a brother to my great grandmother Elsie Goad Tidwell, and a son of William A. Goad and Elizabeth Jackson. Elizabeth was widowed before 1870 and then she married Wm C Romine before 1880. Other siblings were Adelaide(or Adeline?), David and Richard.
Dorothy Rhodes  9-1-2004


Searching for Desc of:
Robert B. Williams b Oct 1865 in Walker Co, son of Isiah and Rebecca Raines Williams.
He married Sintha Raines [born 1851][daughter of James and Susan ]Raines 1888 in Walker Co.
on the 1900 census they were in Winston Co. with 2 children
Lillie F. b Sept 1889
Henry b Mar 1892.
Found a Marriage of Lillie F Williams marrying another Robert Williams 9-14-1905 in Winston Co.
Any clue where to find them after 1910 will be deeply appreciated.

Dolores Raines/Sutton [drainessutton@juno.com] 9-3-2004

Requesting help/information on these families in Walker County. Stacks,
Speigle......All replies will be appreciated.

Linda Mangapora  Jlmangapora@aol.com  9-4-2004

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Speigle
Name Death Date Death County Comment

A. D .Speigle 12 Mar 1905 Jefferson INF
Guy Speigle 21 Dec 1917 Walker
Harold Speigle 10 Apr 1918 Walker
Ora Speigle 09 Jan 1918 Morgan
Infant Speigle 18 Feb 1922 Morgan Infant of Don
Bertie Speigle Feb1924 Morgan
H. C. Speigle Jun 1926 Cullman
Infant Speigle Feb1927 Morgan inf. of L. P. Speigle
Olden Speigle Mar 1926 Tuscaloosa
Robt. Thurman Speigle Aug 1926 Cullman
Dan Speigle Aug 1928 Morgan
James Henry Speigle Dec 1930 Walker
James H Speigle 13 Mar 1942 Jefferson
Mary E Speigle 11 Aug 1943 Cullman
Shirley D Speigle 24 Oct 1945 Cullman
Louis O Speigle 23 Mar 1949 Cullman
Henry D Speigle 14 May 1957 Walker


Social Security Death Index
Speigle Last residence AL
Name Birth Date Death Date Last Residence

Abner L. Speigle 7 Oct 1922 Dec 1993 Mount Olive,
Jefferson, Alabama
Andy Speigle 12 Jan 1870 Aug 1966 Addison, Winston,
Denvil Speigle 19 Feb 1913 24 Aug 1995 Birmingham,
Jefferson, Alabama
Frances E. Speigle 20 May 1922 31 Jul 2002 Birmingham,
Jefferson, Alabama
James A. Speigle 24 Feb 1911 2 Apr 1999 Adamsville, Jefferson,
John Speigle 6 Nov 1921 Nov 1978 Birmingham, Jefferson,
Olleta Speigle 27 Sep 1912 May 1983 Gardendale, Jefferson,
Rosa Speigle 27 Jun 1894 Dec 1985 Sumiton, Walker, Alabama

1867 Voter Loyalty Oaths:
Stacks, William, born 10 Sep 1814 Newberry District, SC
1920 U.S. Census
Hubert J. Stacks, 27 Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Home in 1920: Jasper, Walker, Alabama
Roll: T625_44
Page: 5A
ED: 115

1907 census of Confederate Vets:

John Morgan Stacks, Born September 29, 1842 Near Atlanta, GA.
Served B Co. 10th AL Cav.
1860 U.S. census Walker, AL

Post Office Arkadelphia
Stacks, William 29 , farmer, GA
-- Lucinda 29 MS
-- P.R. 5 AL (male)
--George A. 3
--Mary F. 1
--John 32
--Manda 14
--Elender 7 (F)
Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Stacks
Name Death Date Death County

Mrs Jasper Stacks 30 Dec 1916 Walker
John M Stacks 1 Jan 1916 Walker
Nancy Stacks 16 Dec 1917 Walker
Olga Stacks 11 May 1917 Walker
Bessie Stacks 24 Dec 1922 Walker
Charlie Stacks 11 Oct 1921 Walker
John Stacks 10 Oct 1921 Walker
Ramona Stacks 28 Jul 1941 Walker
Loyd A Stacks 12 Feb 1946 Walker
Willie A K Stacks 24 Jul 1950 Walker
George W E Stacks 1 Nov 1952 Walker
John H Stacks 19 Mar 1953 Walker
William E Stacks 12 Apr 1957 Walker

Many thanks to Wes Keat for this research   9-4-2004

Seeking information on these families in Walker County. Johnston, (Gur)Ganus, Hardin, O'Rear, Waldrop, Patton, or Mullinax. Also, asking for location on Cedar Creek and Liberty Hill Cemeteries. All replies will be appreciated. Thank you.

 Jean Greenwood  9-4-2004   Jean Greenwood [watkins8998@bellsouth.net]

Wm Best and Lucinda Raines Best lived all their lives in Walker Co.Ala.
I found them on 1880-1900-census there. Has anyone found them on 1910-20.
I think Wm died abt 1910-20 and Lucinda died in 1920.  What cemetery was near Cordova where they lived. Would like to find their graves.

dolores raines [dolores_raines@yahoo.com] 9-4-2004


July 2004:


Karen Langley Powell 7-6-2004

This is in answer to the many queries about this book...

Thank you so much for your inquiry regarding the "Myers Book" entitled, "Some Descendants of Abraham and Sarah Roberson Myers of Walker County, Alabama".  This book was a labor of love by my late mother, Mable Myers.   I do have copies available and the cost is $50.00 which includes mailing fees.  You may send your payment to me, Betty Myers Stocks at 614 Ray Ave., Troy, Alabama 36081 and I will be glad to mail you a copy. 

Betty Stocks  7-9-2004   [bstocks@troycable.net]


Can anyone please look in the index of the Heritage of Walker County (1999?)
and tell me if Salathiel Perry Clements (b. 6 Oct 1821 AL, d. 5 May 1904,
AL) and his wife (2nd) Elizabeth J. (surname unknown, b. GA)
and any of their
children (names unknown) are listed? And also Clements' brother-in-law
Solomon Jackson (b. 1842 AL, d. unknown) who lived with them for some time?

Gary Laine 7-9-2004
Austin TX


My great grandparents were married in 1914 in (Nauvoo) Walker, AL. My great grandfather was Robert Leroy Garrett born 18 April 1891 and died 1 Feb 1956. My great grandmother was Alice Beasley born 30 May 1894 and died 11 March 1976. They were buried at the Old Bethel Graveyard. I know nothing of their lives together except for the births of their four daughters. I would be very interested also in knowing about the Beasley side of the family. Are there any relatives out there who can update me. THANK YOU!!!

Rhonda Holt 7-12-2004



This past weekend, P J Gossett interviewed several people from around Natural Bridge on the history of the "ghost" town Glen Mary.  It was located about 3 miles north of Natural Bridge in Winston County.   (Here are notes from him)....
You can go to: http://wcgs.ala.nu and click on the "Towns & Communities" link.  When that page comes up, click on "Glen Mary."  If you have any stories pertaining to this town, please let me know so I can include it.  Secondly, on the Towns & Communities page, you will see a whole bunch of other small communities.  If you know of anything about these places, please e-mail it to me.  I think it would be nice to start a short history on all these places.
One more thing.  If you wish to keep receiving updates from me (at various times) on the website, please subscribe to the Winston County Mailing List.  That's where I will be directing the messages.  If you are not on the list, send an e-mail to ALWINSTO-L-request@rootsweb.com with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.  Once you do this, you can send out messages to everyone by sending your message to ALWINSTO-L@rootsweb.com.
Peter J. Gossett     7-13-2004
Winston County Coordinator


DAVIDSON BLACKWELL and SOPHIA HENRY were married in Carroll Co., GA on 29 May 1832.  He was born 7 Oct 1809; Elbert Co., GA, d. 22 Jun 1887, Walker Co., AL, mother named, NANCY, father uncertain; but, born in NC.  The family might have moved and lived in SC before moving to Georgia.
A lead on the parents of SOPHIA HENRY, who was born 1807; d. 29 Mar 1880, Walker Co., AL.
She is believed by some to be the daughter of JAMES ALEXANDER HENRY and SOPHIA REAGAN, who were married on 23 Jun 1793 in Rockingham Co., NC, according to one source.  I am trying to find out the original source of this information.
JAMES ALEXANDER HENRY was shown as ALEXANDER HENRY on the 1820 US Census in Elbert Co., GA, page 170; and died before the 1830 US Census. 
The 1820 US Census in that County also showned:
JOHN HENRY, page 169  (married 25 Jan 1818 to POLLY SKINNER
WILLIAM HENRY, page 169 (married 20 Mar 1817 5o CUCIE SKINNER
The 1830 census shows the following HENRY heads of household in Elbert Co., GA.
WILLIAM HENRY                30-40
There were records showing WILLIAM HENRY was in and out of Carroll Co., GA, where SOPHIA married.
Source of her parents had provided the addition of SOPHIA as a child of JAMES ALEXANDER HENRY and SOPHIA REAGAN to an acquaintance of mine in Huntsville, who was descended from SOPHIA's sister, NANCY HENRY, who had married about 1819 to JAMES MADISON ABSOLOM DAVIS (b. 1796-1798).
Was he the JAMES DAVIS on the 1850 census in Walker Co., AL in District 12?
Ann Strickland Grainger 7-13-2004

Ann S. Grainger [MASGrainger@knology.net]