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March 2004:

Searching for more information on John McEARL, born 1813 S.C. who appeared in 1840 census of Walker Co., Alabama.   He was listed as:  John McEREL,  1 male 20-30, 1 male under 5  and 1 female 20-30.  John's wife was Elizabeth N.A.V. (maiden name unknown) and the son under age 5 was Jackson J.    Cannot find this family prior to 1840 census of Walker Co., Ala.   By 1850 they were in Hancock Co, Ala;  1860 Winston Co, Ala;  1870 Prentiss Co., Mississippi and 1880 Garland Co., Arkansas.  Family History says Elizabeth N.A. V. , born abt. 1824 or 1827 in Alabama was full blood Indian.   Any help appreciated.        
 Joyce  at  3-15-2004

I am searching for information about Byron Adams and his wife ?Laura? Brown Adams. The 1910 Census of Turpentine (Walker County) Alabama lists Byron's age as 27 and Laura's age as 17. They had been married for three years. He was born in Georgia (I THINK in Franklin County) and she was born in Alabama. Byron was one of nine or more children with two sets of alliterative names (Byron, Myron, etc.) 

Please contact me if you have any pertinent information. Thank you.
Connie Adams Bland   3-15-2004

I would love to hear from anyone who has information on the following family.  John Andrew Smith was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Tanner Smith.  My name is Edna. Stephens, e-mail address (3-17-2004)

1. JOHN ANDREW3 SMITH (THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 14, 1872 in Polk County, GA, and died January 17, 1941 in Jefferson County, Brookside, AL. He married SARA LOU BURRELL Abt. 1890. She was born August 11, 1871 in Jefferson County, Leeds, AL, and died November 16, 1947 in Jefferson County, Flat Top, AL.


Children of JOHN SMITH and SARA BURRELL are:


ii. TRESSIE JANE SMITH, b. July 24, 1891; d. July 15, 1956, Jefferson County, AL; m. EDWARD MARTIN JONES; b. August 22, 1887, AL; d. October 01, 1974, AL.

iii. BESSIE A. SMITH, b. October 19, 1892; d. August 20, 1967, Dora, AL; m. (1) UNKNOWN BUSBY; m. (2) DAVID T. WOMMACK; b. March 03, 1872; d. April 08, 1944, Dora, AL; m. (3) UNKNOWN ALDRIDGE; b. Bef. 1967.

iv. GRACE ELIZABETH SMITH, b. August 11, 1894, AL; d. April 13, 1971, Montgomery, AL; m. WILLIAM ELLIS JONES; b. February 08, 1892, Adamsville, AL; d. February 10, 1965, Dora, AL.

v. WILLIAM AUSTIN SMITH, b. August 25, 1896, AL; d. April 22, 1965, Dora, AL; m. CHLOE HOLLIS; b. May 23, 1899, Dora, AL; d. December 04, 1981, Dora, AL.

vi. ARTY SMITH, b. August 30, 1896; d. August 10, 1912.

vii. NINNA SMITH, b. 1903; d. 1994, Cullman, AL; m. GEORGE COOK.

viii. HESTER SMITH, b. March 01, 1904, AL; d. August 25, 1988, AL; m. (1) FRANK WARD; m. (2) UNKNOWN ALLEN.

ix. HAZEL VICTORIA SMITH, b. March 31, 1907, AL; d. May 15, 1998, Fultondale, AL; m. FRANCES FORTNER; d. Labuca Mines in Blossburg, AL.

x. JOSEPH LUTHER SMITH, b. March 02, 1910, Blossburg, AL; d. December 1975, AL; m. UNKNOWN WEATHERLY.

xi. JOSEPHINE SMITH, b. 1914, AL; d. January 1997, AL; m. (1) LOIS BURKETT; m. (2) HUGH FIELDING.

I'm looking for information on Fanny Maye Jones. She was born May 6,
1886 in Walker county, AL. She married Mangrum Houston Wood from Jackson
County, NC, and was buried in the Wood Cemetery there. Her first child
was Harold Lee Wood and was born in Cordova, Walker County.

Brian Davis  (3-18-2004)
6516 Wheelbarrow Peak Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108


I am researching William Henry Banks There is a William Banks that died May, 7 1997 in Jasper Al. that I believe might be the one I am looking for. He was born about 1929. His father was Henry Lee Banks and mother was Maggie Banks. Can anyone do an obit look-up for me?  Thanks Carrol Heath 3-22-2004


Seeking Family History. Kin of James Bowden 1834-1915 (Patton, Walker Co., Al.), especially his daughter Susan Bowden 1873-1905? who married (circa 1893) Owen
O'Hare 1867-1939 and had three children: John 1886-1974 (my grandfather), James Walter 1900-?, Thresa 1902-?. Susan Bowden O'Hare's siblings included: Elizabeth Watson (m. Thomas), Will Bowden (m. Pearlie) and Minnie Hanby (m. Charles). Susan
Bowden's neice Anna Mae Watson married Samuel B Bolling. Please write: James, POB 35431 Albuquerque, NM 87176.

James Marco 3-24-2004



I am trying to find a place of burial for the following couple:

William D.McCleskey (b)@1823 GA;(d)@1887 Walker Co.AL.
Frances E.McCleskey (b)@1829 GA;(d)@1889 Walker
Thanks for any help,
LaDonna Collett  3-30-2004