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Researching many names in my family tree and posting them on Rootsweb Family Trees to share as well as posting on genealogy.com and on usgenealogy.com and providing a major focus on Alabama Genealogy and my father's lineage in Kansas.
Researching one's family tree is a long process and and only the ones close to your heart and in your life can be verified in the beginning.

Browsing through the many other family trees on the internet we can find thousands of new cousins, and thankfully there are many census records, cemetery records, etc. available to verify those.

Some may not be verified and need further research. I have ordered a few death certificates, browsed through boxes of our old family photos with names and dates on them, cards, letters, and notebooks, to put this together, yet am quite certain there are still many corrections and additions to come.

Dozens of new cousins have emailed me with some detail about their connection to my lineage and it's been wonderful getting to know you all. Some want me to show them their indian blood which is impossible, I only know my own. I know that my dad was one quarter Cherokee and his sister calls her son Regal Eagle and my mom's great great grandpa Stephens married a full blood Cherokee in SC before his journey to the Dublin / Ramer area where I have visited a few times to do my research. Her great great grandmother Nancy Anderson has two grandmothers from Cherokee blood and maybe more.

Both of my parents had Cherokee blood but it is highly possible there was some other native american blood in their lineage. Many of my mother's ancestors lived among the Creeks in the 1700s and my father's lineage was in Kentucky 1800 where many tribes had migrated, yet soon after, they all began to migrate to Iowa Territory and Indiana, ending up in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

it's been said that my dad's great grandfather John Wright Little refused an indian land allotment however he did uproot his family from their Kentucky roots to migrate to a homestead in Arkansas and his descendants ended up in Alabama.

When I was looking into my husband's line I was told that his mom's grandmother Partridge was an indian from Georgia and I did find her families on census there before they all moved into Elmore County
 
 

  • Cherokee Children (53 KB)
    2005
  • 1915 Kansas (28 KB)
    Aunt Ruth Coonfield with Charles Gray, holding Luella's twins
  • Cherokee Mom (16 KB)
    Annie Lee Carter changed her name to Anne Alice Carter, because she had no idea that her grandmother was Annie Lee Stone Fenn Carter born about 1875, so she chose to use her own mother's name Alice. Annie Lee Stone might have been the full blood Cherokee we are searching for. Of course Annie Lee Stone might have married a half blood Wm Fenn in 1893 as we see the Cherokee blood runs strong in his mother's line of Harrell.
  • Uncle Billy Carter born 1935 (63 KB)
    Handsome Cherokee son of Cecil Earl Fenn Carter grew up to be security guard in Enid Oklahoma
  • Cherokee Great Grandparents (12 KB)
    Grandparents of Frankie Lavern Cochran left Kentucky for Arkansas, Benjamin Coonfield and Latte Cedonia Little.
  • 1956-1957 (447 KB)
    Great grand-daughter of Charles Allen McClain
  • Obituary Teegardin (177 KB)
    Frank's cousin Dorline Gray Teegardin
  • Emma Lorena Bozeman McClain (7 KB)
    Ramer Alabama Her Cherokee mother was Emma Alice Lorena Stephens
  • Obituary Cochran (62 KB)
    Frank's sister Mary Lou
  • Wm Franklin Fenn Jr b 1896 (10 KB)
    Thompson, Bullock County, Alabama
  • Uncle Sam and Nancy Little (10 KB)
    Luella's Uncle
  • Cecil Earl Fenn Carter, brother of W F Fenn Jr (13 KB)
    Thompson, Bullock County, Alabama born 1899 or 1900 died 1939
  • 1972 (48 KB)
    July 14, 1972 Charles and Kathy with Anne and Mary on Kiwanis Street
  • Robert Lee Fenn, brother of W F Fenn Jr (13 KB)
    Thompson, Bullock County, Alabama headstone found buried beside his brother, although Robert never appeared on the census
  • 1977 (47 KB)
    Charles and Kathy in friend's wedding
  • Emma Alice McClain Carter, wife of Cecil (2 KB)
    Ramer Alabama, daughter of Lorena Bozeman McClain
  • 1996 (79 KB)
    Funeral of Frankie Cochran December 1996. On Christmas Eve he hugged Kathy and said I love you more than you will ever know and at 3 am he was gone. Brother Darrell and sister Mary Lou shown by Deloris
  • William Lawrence Carter, son of Cecil & Alice (16 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama
  • Bubber - Bessie Mae Hood Thornton (114 KB)
    second photo is her daughter Mary Ella Thornton Brooks with her children
  • Uncle Emmett Fenn Obit 1959 (21 KB)
    Grandpa Cecil's brother
  • Cherokee Stephens Family (170 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama, from NC
  • Charles Allen McClain wed Lorena Bozeman 1908 (17 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • Stephens, W E (72 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • Sam (121 KB)
    riding horses
  • McClains, Charles and son Walton (25 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • 1980 (295 KB)
    Frank Cochran at Shriners Construction Site
  • OOTCHA Annie Broadway (49 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • 1850 (380 KB)
    Michael Stone in Macon County Alabama, Anna Stone Fenn's great grandfather came from Maryland
  • FENN, Virginia Leigh, daughter of WF Fenn JR (4 KB)
    Bullock Alabama
  • 1820 (482 KB)
    Charles McClain and Elizabeth Moon in Spartanburg had son Josiah who had James who had Josiah Marion McClain who served in the Civil War and marrie Elizabeth Broadway who had a son named Charles Allen McClain in Dublin Alabama
  • Carter, Mark b 1950 (5 KB)
    NC, son of Cecil Carter Jr
  • 1860 (472 KB)
    Elizabeth Broadway with parents Mary S. Stephens and Abner Broadway may have been Creek Indian Blood
  • 1956 Dad (30 KB)
    Living in Mesa Arizona, one of my dad's receipts for pay at his job.
  • 1850 (683 KB)
    Joe Stephens age 4 served in the Civil War and had a daughter named Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman - Grandfather Joseph later bought land near Talladega in his elder years, while many of his Stephens relatives migrated into Florida and Panama.
  • 1957 Arizona (23 KB)
    Living in Mesa Arizona, Uncle Billy took this picture of my family and his first wife Lillian.
  • 2000 (31 KB)
    Kathy
  • 1959 Alabama (20 KB)
    Easter Sunday with Roscoe and Katy Coley's grandson, Mike Carr - Kathy, Jr. Vic
  • Mary and James Brooks about 1975. (67 KB)
    Acapulco Vacation awarded to the John Deere employees. James's sister Christine Brooks Bridges attended.
  • Carter (33 KB)
    Victoria, daughter of Cecil Jr. Vickie was the half sister of Bradford Earl, Cecil Mark, Mike, and Jeffrey Earl. Cecil had married several times.
  • Surveying Greenwood Cemetery (55 KB)
    Fenn family plot owned by Orr is quite a mystery that surely some of the relatives can resolve. Perhaps Bob Fenn knows since he had Uncle Emmett buried there

When I began working the Sellers lineage of my mother, I found where one of the cousins, Nathaniel Sellers married a Schrimpshire girl and her sister married an Indian Chief Dennis Bushyhead. I have several of those branches !!! In the Sellers case, the Sellers and Andersons already had Indian blood in their line from their grandmothers of North Carolina 1700s. The Scrimpshire father, Martin, had married a Gunter who was full blood Cherokee and they all resided in Guntersville Alabama. One of the Gunters married a McCoy girl but then I found one of my Fenn grandfathers did also!! Mrs Fenn then named a son Travis and he married a girl only known as ?Mary?. which might be another clue.

Then I looked for the parents of Martin Schrimpshire and found his mother was listed online as ?Edith Kona Edna Vann? - lo and behold another famous Cherokee name, which is where I need to study their hometown known as Big Joe Vann?s Spring Place in Georgia.

My own grandfather Cecil Fenn Carter said they were Cherokee and I managed to locate his sister Carrie in Choctaw Nation Oklahoma.  Carrie's husband Ben Johnson was born in Indian Nation, Texas but his mother was an indian from Alabama and his father "denied" her the right to join the Rolls.

Carrie and Cecil had a brother, Frank Jr., who called them "half" siblings so maybe Mr. Carter was the father of them - we will never know !  There are many Carter families online researching their Cherokee blood.  What we do know is that William Fenn born 1855 in Tuskegee Alabama married Anna Lou Stone in 1893 and she left him about 1900 to remarry, but she joined her family in Macon Georgia.  Anna's Uncle Charles Stone named his sons Tecumseh and Osceola.Also when I studied my daughter's Westbrook family, I found their great great grandfather named a son with his second wife, Osceola.

 

Following the path of the old ones.

We lived along Mingo Road in Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma and my dad's parents at one time lived in Chelsea, Rogers County, Oklahoma before settling in Labette, KS.

Many of his family migrated into Arizona near many indian reservations which still exist and we soon joined them living by his Aunt Eunice. Mom's brothers visited often and one owned a roofing company in Enid, OK while the other lived in North Carolina, where his wife's grandfather was a pastor in the Cherokee Reservation.

We lived amongst people of all colors and heard many different languages and took note of various traditions.

Annie

The Brooks line includes, Thornton, Hood, Baxley, Partridge, Culpepper, Blackstone, Ballard, Smith, Bond, Craig, Pennington, Baxter, mainly from Georgia and Tennessee.

My collection of tombstones at Find A Grave.com

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My parents were Annie Carter and Frankie Cochran and there are many names in their ancestry. I am also researching the ancestors of my husband, Charles Brooks. and saving it all on various webpages. and creating my own internet family webring and searchbox so that any of our relatives can be looked up. There are many free webspace providers online, like Rootsweb.com or angelfire.com therefore I have many links to peruse.

Along with collecting family stories and documents, I am also researching the military records, finding several who served in the Civil War. and several listed in the DAR catalog online.

Now with tons of census records and documents, I am researching their hometowns, trying to learn more about their neighbors and their lifestyle.

When I began working the Sellers lineage of my mother, I found where one of the cousins, Nathaniel Sellers married a Schrimpshire girl and her sister married an Indian Chief Dennis Bushyhead. I have several of those branches !!! In the Sellers case, the Sellers and Andersons already had Indian blood in their line from their grandmothers of North Carolina 1700s. The Scrimpshire father, Martin, had married a Gunter who was full blood Cherokee and they all resided in Guntersville Alabama. One of the Gunters married a McCoy girl but then I found one of my Fenn grandfathers did also!! Mrs Fenn then named a son Travis and he married a girl only known as ?Mary?. which might be another clue.

Then I looked for the parents of Martin Schrimpshire and found his mother was listed online as ?Edith Kona Edna Vann? - lo and behold another famous Cherokee name, which is where I need to study their hometown known as Big Joe Vann?s Spring Place in Georgia.

My own grandfather Cecil Fenn Carter said they were Cherokee and I managed to locate his sister Carrie in Choctaw Nation Oklahoma.  Carrie's husband Ben Johnson was born in Indian Nation, Texas but his mother was an indian from Alabama and his father "denied" her the right to join the Rolls.

Carrie and Cecil had a brother, Frank Jr., who called them "half" siblings so maybe Mr. Carter was the father of them - we will never know !  There are many Carter families online researching their Cherokee blood.  What we do know is that William Fenn born 1855 in Tuskegee Alabama married Anna Lou Stone in 1893 and she left him about 1900 to remarry, but she joined her family in Macon Georgia.  Anna's Uncle Charles Stone named his sons Tecumseh and Osceola.

 

Also when I studied my daughter's Westbrook family, I found their great great grandfather named a son with his second wife, Osceola.

 

My own transcription of 1840 Montgomery

 

Captain George Little and Isaac Coonfield were the grandfathers of the Cochrans who had migrated into Kentucky about 1800, but this line also intermarried with the Criglers, Douglass, Handley, Roby, Simmons, Wright, Weatherford, Swearengin, Wells, Clark, Young, Henderson, Sturgeon, Miller, Crawford, Parker, Tefft, White, Sweet, names.

My grandmother was Luella Coonfield Cochran and she was Cherokee by blood from some of those above.

Annie Carter's line includes Fann, Stone, Anderson, Brack, Doty, Stephens, Bozeman, Moon, McClain,Harrell, Sellers, Fenn, Wood, Broadway, Hill, most of whom began in Virginia and migrated south.

The Brooks line includes, Thornton, Hood, Baxley, Partridge, Culpepper, Blackstone, Ballard, Smith, Bond, Craig, Pennington, Baxter, mainly from Georgia and Tennessee.

Charles and Kathy in 1972 and more links Our Family Info and the TREE

Brooks Family and the Family Tree Maker pages 1 and 2 contain many documents.

The book Sketches of Bozeman I have scanned and posted and my research of my Bozemans

My collection of tombstones at Find A Grave.com

Images and Documents and Certificates

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www.accessgenealogy.comHas tons of records, Indian rolls, military and many other free records, biographies and images .

One thing in researching our ancestors, nearly every line was honored to have someone Who served in the American Revolution and then another in the Civil War, as well as Other military services. These records are available on the internet.

Most are able to find one relative on the Trail Of Tears but none of mine yet.  They married whites and lived as white.

Many were lost to diseases, fevers, other epidemics and many were orphaned, had legal guardians, adopted or just took up with another family.

Some famous names were in South Carolina living near my families, Rogers, McQueen, Weatherford, McIntosh, McGillvary, Gist, wasn?t Sequoyah?s father a Guist? There was even a non cousin Cynthia Parker kidnapped in the 1800s by an Indian and she gave birth to the next Indian chief Quannah Parker. Amazing history even with common names. Many of my surnames are found in Indian Nation Oklahoma, just not my direct line.

I did find my grandpa Frank D. Cochran and his wife Luella in 1920 census living near Will Rogers in Chelsea, Rogers County, Oklahoma, near many other Coonfields who did marry Indians. Will Rogers became a famous actor and Indian chief. His father Clement had come from South Carolina into Tennessee. Great reading. My parents were living in Broken Arrow on Mingo Road in Tulsa Oklahoma when I was born. Mother was tracing her roots even back then. Her brother Billy Carter loved Indian Country and remained in Enid Oklahoma for many years.

There were several Rogers families around my Bozemans in South Carolina who migrated to Alabama in the 1820s, while Alabama was still a wilderness full of beasts and several Indian tribes.

Usgenweb.com has each state listed and offers a ton of old stuff to read and study and of course the census records online at ancestry or heritage quest help locate the families, with dates and ages, and place of birth, but then you get to see their neighbors and often times, the neighbors were family members.

When I found George Little in Kentucky, two of his sons lived by him, two of his married daughters, then his in laws and as each decade passed, there were many more to find near them who had also intermarried into the lineage.

He was born 1733...age 21 when he came to America ( 1754 ) married and then 10 children.....was in war 1776 at age 43 for two years in the Third Regiment of the Colonial Army..was Sargent, Lieutenant, then Captain until Tarleton's men shot him in the hip causing disability......on 1790 census with 10 others in household...

His son Jonas Little married Betsy Douglass and then George married Betsy?s widowed mother, Mary Handley Douglass. Jonas named a son Douglass Little and one Hiram Little, then having several other children all born in Kentucky around 1820. The Wright sisters came along and married

Hiram and Douglass. The mother of the Wright girls was Catherine Weatherford, a daughter of Charles Weatherford, born in Charlotte Virginia to Mary Half Blood. Of all the many Weatherfords I have researched during that era, he is the only one I have found who could have moved to Alabama and married Sehoy. The father of Charles was Martin Weatherford , a wealthy planter who surely made his mark in history, being banned from the state of Georgia and fled to the Bahamas. The son of Charles was William Weatherford, or Chief Red Eagle, and those Creek Indians were all over south Alabama, but then I found many other of my relatives around south Alabama and wonder, was there Creek blood in my line?  Why were so many of our ancestors moving into the indian nation.

Grandpa William Fenn was born in Tuskegee Alabama, former Creek Nation. His wife Anna Stone was also born in Macon County , former Creek Nation, but their son said he was Cherokee. When the parents and grandparents of the Fenns and Stones are studied in early Georgia around 1700s, they were among Creek and Cherokee. William told his children that the baby, Cecil ( my grandfather ) was only their ?half? sibling. Anna divorced William and moved back to Macon Georgia and married a Carter - Cecil used that name and never used the Fenn name, even though he visited them often.

William had managed his cousin?s Fenn Plantation in Eufaula for many years and many slaves and Indians had worked the crops - perhaps one was the Carter man? This we will never know. Barbour County history mentions the plantation owner Matthew Fenn who had left Georgia and bought up hundreds of acres of land in Alabama.

Cecil was said to have been a mean husband to my granny Alice McClain, that he would get drunk and beat her, causing her death, once she delivered her third child. Then he drank himself to death only a few years after. The children were raised by the McClains and probably never met the Fenns until they had grown to adulthood. They had a very poor difficult life and were teased and taunted about being Indians.

When I began interviewing people about the McClains and Bozemans of Ramer I found that the Bozeman men were also rough with their women. Lorena?s father married 4 times but only two had children with him. One left him soon after the marriage. They were cotton farmers and also had a poor life, with very little education. It is said that the Bozeman ancestors who had settled in Hope Hull lost everything due to the Civil War.

Anne Alice Carter married Frankie Lavern Cochran in 1951 and was blessed to have such a good honest hard working man. His mother was Luella Coonfield Cochran and she told her children that she was ? Cherokee blood. Her mother was Lattie Little who had married Ben Coonfield in Arkansas and granny Lattie said they had mixed blood from another tribe as well.

On one census record about 1910 Lattie?s grandfather Abraham Crigler is living with them - he had become widowed in Kentucky when his wife Catherine Roby passed away. Lattie?s father John Wright Little had made that same move several years prior, when his wife, Catherine Crigler died.

Family lore has it that John was offered a land allotment in Oklahoma?s Indian Territory and he refused it. He was a blacksmith in the Civil War and I have his military records. John is now buried on some unknown mountain top in Arkansas.

Starting my husband?s genealogy, I found my cousin Wayne Bozeman married to Charlie?s cousin Sue Carol - her mother was a Thornton and told her kids that their granny Mary Angeline Partridge Thornton was an Indian out of Georgia, who settled into Central, Elmore County, Alabama. They lived at Cold Springs. When you visit Central, you find Lake Martin and Kowaliga, where the old wooden indian stands by the restaurant near the open church in the pines, a beautiful area.

I found their great grandpa Brooks married in Tennessee to Annie Clark Ballard. Annie had only one child, James, who married Mamaw - Susie Mae Cooper. Susie?s grandfather was Thomas R Carter of South Carolina, born 1820, and his first wife was a Bozeman. Thomas had bought a small piece of land from my Bozeman grandfather at Hope Hull off McLean Road. That farm was once 160 acre cotton plantation owned by American Revolution Patriot Peter Bozeman born 1755 North Carolina, who was in Darlington South Carolina 1800 where he was given a few hundred acres for his service in the war. Peter and several other families had moved to Hope Hull so the census of 1830 Alabama resembles the 1820 census of Darlington.

They had Alabama Fever!

The land of cotton, corn and faith.

 

There are many books I have found to include my ancestors and surely there are many more to be discovered.  Some pages are scanned and placed in my webpages to verify their place in time.

 

http://www.genealogy.com/users/c/o/c/Lorena-Cochran/

http://www.genealogy.com/users/t/r/e/Family-Tree-Alabama/

http://www.genealogy.com/users/k/c/2/Kc2744-Kc2744/ Military Notes

 

My daughter's Marriage into the Westbrook family, now there are many new names to study like Grauer, Glass, Holt, Braswell, Penton, Jones, Holly. Daddy, Charles Brooks had dozens and dozens of ancestors migrating into Alabama in the early 1800s. Joseph Baxley born 1815 Georgia or possibly as some speculate, in SC., married Mary Evans and named a son James H. - the tombstone of James has the middle name as Hardie. James served in the Civil War and married Louisa Miranda Holt and resided in "Holtville". Their daughter Ella Olivia Baxley married L. W. Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood who married Milton Elijah Thornton. Elijah's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge, an indian, and George Thornton, a mixed blood from Georgia, who had settled in Central, Elmore County, Alabama. Elijah's daughter, Mary Ella Thornton married James Edgar Brooks Jr. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E Brooks Sr. James and Susie are listed on the 1930 census with both their widowed mothers. Susie's ancestors were in Chambers County about 1830: Andrew Cooper and "Alsey" from SC living near Malinda Phillips and Elijah Lee born 1777 SC. Their children Sarah F. Lee married Charner P. Cooper, a soldier from the Civil War, and had a son named Levi who moved to Hope Hull working on a farm owned by Thomas Randolph Carter, where he fell in love with the daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Parents of Thomas were "Mary" and John Wise Carter of SC who had migrated to Talledega. Thomas is buried in Hope Hull on his old plantation by his first wife Lacy Jane Bozeman. Her name was Lucy on census but Lacy on her tombstone. Thomas served in the Civil War and his grandfather Captain John Carter served in the American Revolution, along with his own father in law, John Wise of South Carolina....The second wife of Thomas Carter was Mary Josephine Hereferd of Virginia and she was the mother of Sarah Elizabeth Carter...Mary was not very happy with this marriage and had only the one child. She buried Thomas by his first wife. Some of Mary's family settled in Alabama and some moved on to Texas. Mary's mother was Jemima Ramsey of Virginia..Parents of James Brooks were Annie Ballard and John Brooks of Tennesse and they are all buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama. John was a railroad man, born to Roxanna Permilia Smith of TN and a John Brooks born 1837 Pennsylvania. John 1837 died of tuberculosis in Texas. Parents of Roxanna were Caroline Bond and Thomas Smith. Parents of Annie Ballard were Dora Craig and James Ballard of TN. Some of these families migrated into Tennessee about 1800 from the Carolinas living amongst the Cherokee Indians and Chickasaw so they could have been mixed blood. Annie's picture shows she was a dark lady with black eyes and black hair and so was her husband's features very dark but I would suspect his from the Smith side of the family....

  • Anne Carter 's Grandpa's Death Certificate (458 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama 1922 death certificate of William Franklin Fenn born 1855 in Tuskegee, Macon County Alabama, former Creek Indian Nation to Emeline Harrell and John Fenn of Georgia - John had served in the Civil War and moved his family to Alabama in the 1860s.
  • Anne Carter 's Uncle Frank Fenn (18 KB)
    Her daddy's brother born 1895 resided in Coosada, had a farm on Airport Road, a family cemetery and the Church Cemetery he donated, and later his land became Coosada Elementary School. Frank served in WWI and worked for the railroad and he was the father of Bob Fenn, the principal of Robinson Springs School around 1987. Frank's tombstone is next to his brother Robert's in their family graveplot. Robert never appeared on a census record but was known as Uncle Lee. Franks' features are very much like those of Billy Carter and of Mark Carter.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (54 KB)
    1953 by the cactus in Arizona - They married in 1951 and moved to Tulsa Oklahoma for a while, then to Arizona, and then back through Mena Arkansas and Chetopa Kansas before returning to Alabama.
  • Frank Cochran (212 KB)
    Family photo about 1937 with Frank on the left
  • Mary Angeline Partridge Thornton (300 KB)
    Mother of Milton Elijah Thornton in Elmore County Alabama and the granny of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks.
  • Frank Cochran and Son Frank Jr and son (30 KB)
    Family in Montgomery about 1993
  • Minnie Lee Gibson (83 KB)
    Daughter of Ethel Mae Bozeman's daughter Ruby Gibson - Minnie's daughter contacted me and sent the picture; please do write again. It has been such a joy hearing from my new found cousins.
  • Frank Cochran's father as a child with Jacob (108 KB)
    Family in Kansas - "Pop" Frank Delbert Cochran was a handsome little lad with much resemblence to the pictures of his many grandsons, born to parents Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran - both had become widowed in Iowa 1870s and married there before migrating to Hill City of Graham County Kansas in 1882 .
  • Sam Little (984 KB)
    Uncle Sam was the son of John Wright Little and a brother to Lattie. Lattie told her children stories of their Indian Heritage while Uncle Sam would deny them all - he didn't want to be indian.
  • Frank Cochran's mother Luella (119 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie was born in Kentucky and Ben's family had been born in Indiana both with ancestors mentioned in those states' history books .
  • John T. Bozeman (3 KB)
    Son of Peter and Nancy, married Alice Stephens, having Ethel Mae and Lorena Emma Bozeman, this photo may have been taken around 1890. John is buried at Hills Chapel Cemetery in front of the church at Dublin beside his brother Peter James, who died of suicide.
  • Frank Cochran's mother Luella's MOM Lattie (63 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. This picture of Lattie shows her indian features quite nicely. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War.
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  • Frank Cochran's great grandmother Crigler (323 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War. This picture of Lattie as a small child with her sister Sadonia and their mother Catherine Crigler of Kentucky. Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Roby and Abraham Crigler who were of Mixed Blood.
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  • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (479 KB)
    John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811.
  • Home (45 KB)
    Westbrook Surnames: Grauer, Braswell, Glass, Holley, Penton, Jones, Johnson, and more.
  • cousin (128 KB)
    Mark
  • cousin (15 KB)
    Brad
  • Tombstone of Elijah Lee (28 KB)
    One of the many grandfathers of Charles Brooks was born in 1777 SC and settled in Chambers County Alabama by 1830 is buried beside his wife and his son at Old Harmony Church. Elijah's daughter Sarah Lee married her neighbor Charner P . Cooper, a Civil War soldier and had a son named Levi Benjamin Cooper who settled in Hope Hull on T. R. Carter's plantation as a laborer and then married Carter's daughter.
  • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (26 KB)
    John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811. This picture of John as he got older and grey.
  • John W. Little's cousin Lucius Powhatan Little (40 KB)
    John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books.
  • Lucius Powhatan Little's Mother (33 KB)
    John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books. This picture of Martha Wright is all we have of that lineage, lovely lady with indian features died of euthanasia according to old records of LP and his daughter Laura.
  • John Wright Little Family Photo (39 KB)
    About 1900 he moved them all to Marble, Arkansas after his wife died and appeared on the 1900 and 1910 census
  • Baxley, James H. (483 KB)
    One of the many grandfathers of Charles Brooks, served in the Civil War and had a farm in Holtville, Elmore County. Much information of Grandpa Baxley was sent by cousin Glenda, a new found email pal with extensive Baxley family research.
  • Kathy Cochran wed Charles W. Brooks (33 KB)
    Photo taken about 1995 before he got sick with colon cancer. Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr
  • Charles W. Brooks' parents (6 KB)
    Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr - Parents of Mary Ella were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E. Brooks.
  • Susie Mae Cooper's dad (50 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama.
  • Susie Mae Cooper (40 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama. Sarah Lee's father was Elijah Lee born 1777 South Carolina and had served in the War of 1812, then married in Georgia to Malinda Phillips, settled in Chambers County upon land purchased directly from a Creek Indian and they are buried there - tombstones found at the Old Harmony Church beside their son James Lee who died in the Civil War..... This picture of Susie Mae with her spouse James E. Brooks.
  • Susie Mae Cooper with her mother Sarah (68 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Sarah was the daughter of Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia and Thomas Randolph Carter of SC who had settled in Hope Hull. Thomas served in the Civil War and it is written that he furnished his own horse and it is written that he spent time in a Virginia Hospital during a sickness and one can only wonder if that is where he met the beautiful Mary Hereferd because her entire family soon moved into Montgomery Alabama.
  • Susie Mae Cooper 's granny (58 KB)
    Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Mary's parents were Jemima Ramsey and John Herriford of Virginia, all migrated to Alabama.
  • Grandpa Stone (90 KB)
    Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter - parents of Augustus were Sarah Davies and Benjamin Wilburne Stone but census transcribers listed him as Stowe......all born in Georgia they are found in 1850 Macon Alabama and the father of Benjamin resided beside him named Michael Stone born in Maryland 1700s.
  • Grandma Stone (88 KB)
    Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter and his wife was Mary Ann Hendrick of Georgia - her father was Christopher Columbus Hendrick, who moved on from Alabama into Texas after his daughter left home.
  • Annie (440 KB)
    Annie Carter was named after her grandmother Anna Lou Stone. Annie was Kathy's mother. Annie had open heart surgery in 1980 just weeks before Beverly was born but managed to walk into that hospital to hold her first grand daughter with amazing strength and pride in her family.
  • Grandpa Charles McClain (1888 KB)
    Death Certificate - his daughter Alice married Cecil Earl Fenn Carter, the son of Anna Stone. Charlie raised the children of Alice and Cecil when they died by 1939. Charlie was the son of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain. Census records show the date of birth of Charlie was 1886 and all other records seem to differ because his wife was not very educated. Few could read or write back then. His funeral memorial booklet shows the names of his parents, wife, and many children. Served in WWI but has no headstone on his grave at Dublin Church of Christ. Grandpa had lazy eye but none of the children inherited it.
  • Susie Mae Cooper 's grandfather (35 KB)
    Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. This picture of Thomas shows his first wife Lacy Bozeman and their family before the epidemic. When Thomas died, Mary had him buried near Lacy and their children and Mary never married again and never had any more children.
  • William Marion McClain (1713 KB)
    Charlie's cousin by his father's first marriage. They all connect to Josiah Marion McClain born 1838. Josiah was first married to Julia America King in Georgia who bore him several children - Josiah served in the Civil War, injured at the Battle of Franklin TN and apparently sent back to Alabama to recover but obviously forgot about his family and remarried. Julia filed for divorce for dessertion in 1872 and tried to apply into the Cherokee Nation Rolls. His second wife Elizabeth filed for a Widows Pension in 1897.
  • James Brooks' mother (72 KB)
    Annie Clark Ballard of Tennessee married John E Brooks and had only one son named James. This beautiful Annie's parents were Dora Craig and James Ballard of Tennessee early 1800s history.
  • Charles McClain's wife Lorena Bozeman (11 KB)
    Not sure who posted her as his mother on his death certificate. Lorena was the daughter of Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman of the Dublin/ Ramer area in Montgomery County and she had indian blood.
  • Cemetery at Hope Hull (1 KB)
    Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
  • Lorena's sister Ethel Mae Bozeman (91 KB)
    with husband Jace Gibson who was also first cousin to Charlie McClain because their own mothers were sisters ( Broadway ) Ruby on horse - Ruby was mother of Elizabeth who we met in Dublin at the Hills Chapel Church. Ethel's children and grandchildren are still living in that Dublin/ Ramer area and can lead you to much of their heritage.
  • Cemetery at Hope Hull (21 KB)
    Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
  • Clopton Gibson (184 KB)
    Ethel's father in law came from South Carolina
  • Tombstone of Jesse Bozeman, father of Lacy Carter (264 KB)
    states he was born 1793 and a tree separates him from one of his wive's graves. He came from Darlington South Carolina with his father Peter who had served in the American Revolution and their many families to settle in Hope Hull in 1826. Jesse bought 160 acres in 1827 while his father wrote letters found at the Probate Office where he expected free land for his military service. Peter died in 1829 and is buried closeby one would expect - his grave is not yet found. Jesse is buried near his daughter Lacy's very large monument and his son James Freeman Bozeman who died in the Civil War, and many of Lacy's children.
  • 1920 Anna Lou Stone Fenn Carter Dasher in Macon GA (133 KB)
    Apparently she is now widowed and taking care of her mother - Cecil was in Fort Bliss in the Army.
  • Tombstone of Peter Edward Bozeman (1350 KB)
    Son of Martha Hill and William Henry Bozeman of Darlington SC who also settled in Hope Hull.....William was born about 1802 a son of Peter and brother of Jesse. Wm's son Peter Edward was married to Nancy Jane Anderson and he served in the Civil War and she got his pension - papers at Probate Office - Nancy had son named John Thomas Bozeman who married Alice Lorena Stephens. This tombstone is found in Dublin behind the Hills Chapel Church while his son John is buried in front of the church.
  • James H Baxley (871 KB)
    Tombstone - Civil War Soldier - married Louisa Holt and had Ella Olivia Baxley who married L W Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood. His father Joseph Baxley was born about 1815 in Georgia and was married to Mary Evans, in 1841 Chambers County Alabama, - all found in 1850 Macon County Alabama but in 1860 were back in Muskogee Georgia
  • Tombstone Ella Olivia Baxley Hood (94 KB)
    Mother of Bessie Mae - Ella was daughter of James Baxley in Holtville, Elmore County, Alabama
  • Tombstone L. W. Hood (58 KB)
    Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - father of Bessie Mae Hood Thornton......L. W. was called Wesley.
  • Tombstone Bessie Mae Hood Thornton (34 KB)
    Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - mother of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks was nicknamed Bubber. Bessie was married to Milton Elijah Thornton and Bessie's parents were Ella Olivia Baxley and L. W. Hood. Milton's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton of 1800s Georgia who had settled in Cold Springs, Elmore.
  • 1830 Alabama Creek Nation (38 KB)
    The Indian Territory that our ancestors traveled through in 1830
  • 1870 Uncle William Stone (384 KB)
    Tallapoosa County Alabama
  • Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman (78 KB)
    Dublin burial, mother of Lorena McClain
  • 1930 James Brooks (1512 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama - wife Susie Mae Cooper. Susie bore him a son James Jr. and called him Bubba.
  • Anne Carter Cochran (18 KB)
    Married to Frank Cochran, she had Kathy in Broken Arrow Oklahoma and then they moved to Mesa Arizona where her sons were born
  • Beverly at Coosa River (816 KB)
    Surveying the Cemetery where the Baxleys are buried
  • Anne Carter Cochran (59 KB)
    Birth Announcement from Montgomery Advertiser
  • Holt - Baxley (794 KB)
    Louisa Miranda Holt born 1847 was granny to "Bubber" Bessie Mae Hood Thornton and great great granny of Charles W. Brooks
  • Anne Carter Cochran's Daddy was Cherokee (25 KB)
    Cecil Earl Fenn Carter born 1900
  • Cemetery Survey (213 KB)
    Beverly photographs tombstones of her great great grandparents tombstones, Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton, the parent of Milton Elijah Thornton near Santuck, in Central at the Mount Hebron Primitive Baptist Church.
  • Anne Carter Cochran's Mother was mixed blood (19 KB)
    Alice Emily McClain Carter, daughter of Lorena Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain
  • Clora Jane Miller (102 KB)
    Frank Cochran's granny was married to Jacob Cochran and named a son Frank Delbert Cochran. When Jacob died the widow made her rounds, spending a few months with each of her grown children's families. She smoked a pipe, read the ashes and taught them to pop corn. her ancestors of Ireland had settled in Rockinham Virginia where we find Rev. Alexander Miller of the 1700s buried at Cooks Creek Cemetery. Clora's mother was Mary Clara Parker of Ohio, who some say made medicine with the indians, born to Sara Tefft and Archelaus Parker of the New York Indian County. Tefft has a wonderful 1600s history in Rhode Island, where one of the Uncles was hanged by King Phillip.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (60 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama about 1950
  • Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman tombstone (29 KB)
    Widow of Peter Edward Bozeman, is buried by two of her sons in this family plot, not far from the Brooks and Coopers and Fenns who are also buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama.
  • Anne Carter 's Daddy's Death Certificate (230 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama 1939 death certificate confirms his parents to be Ann Stone and Wm Frank Fenn as witnessed by his brother Emmett Marvin Fenn
  • Walton McClain (35 KB)
    with Charlie McClain on the farm in Ramer about 1930 - Walton joined the military for most of his life and earned his PHD. buried at Alexandria VA
  • Frank Delbert Cochran (50 KB)
    Son of Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran served in WWI while Jacob was a Civil War soldier of the Ohio Infantry.
  • Uncle Cecil Earl Carter born 1932 (33 KB)
    Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter was the father of Victoria Carter, all buried at Memorial Cemetery except Vickie who was cremated by her half sisters.
  • Uncle William Lawrence Carter born 1935 (25 KB)
    Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter he was the brother of Anne and Cecil Jr. Alice died giving birth to "Billy". Billy spent most of his life in Indian Territory Oklahoma.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran in Arizona 1957 (447 KB)
    Pictures taken by Billy Carter, Anne's brother, accompanied by Lillian, Billy's first wife.
 

  • Peter Edward Bozeman (16 KB)
    grandfather of Lorena Emma Bozeman McClain and he was the great great great grandfather of Kathy.
  • Family Tree (8 KB)
    Charlie Brooks family on Rootsweb.com
  • Letter by Ethel Bozeman Gibson (9 KB)
    Her life as told to her children
  • Peter Edward Bozeman (1 KB)
    Beverly took me to Dublin to locate these tombstones - grandfather of Lorena Emma Bozeman McClain and he was the great great great grandfather of Kathy.
  • 1910 Charles McClain (6 KB)
    Kathy's great grandfather on census with his mother, stepfather, his own wife Lorena and baby
  • Baxley to Charles Brooks (11 KB)
    Coosa River Cemetery
  • Peter Edward Bozeman's Uncle Jesse - Hope Hull (47 KB)
    Beverly took me to Hope Hull to locate these tombstones - plus we found the grave of T R Carter, a great great grandfather to Charlie Brooks. Carter's daughter Sarah married Levi Cooper, the son of Charner Cooper.
  • 1920 Charles McClain (61 KB)
    Kathy's great grandfather on census in World War I
  • Anderson, Seaborn Montgomery, father of Nancy (16 KB)
    Nancy Jane Anderson married Peter Edward Bozeman in Dublin and they had John Thomas Bozeman who fathered Lorena.
  • John Wise Carter's land records (51 KB)
    Father of Thomas Randolph Carter came from South Carolina to Alabama.
  • Alabama Research (28 KB)
    So many ended up in Alabama
  • Mordecai Bozeman, father of Peter, John, James. (5 KB)
    Mordecai served in the American Revolution with sons Peter and John. Peter moved to Alabama about 1826 while John moved to Mississippi in 1823. James remained in Darlington County SC.
  • T R Carter (9 KB)
    Born 1820 served in Civil War, married Jesse's daughter Lacy Bozeman who died in an epidemic then married to Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia, and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter
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    Several relatives in the war
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    Charlie's mom's great grandfather
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  • Kathy's mom's great great great grandpa Bozeman (5 KB)
    Mordecai Bozeman served in the American Revolution = father of Peter Bozeman who migrated to Hope Hull who also served along with him in the War - they were paid for their services and received land grants in Darlington County South Carolina.
  • Much about my relatives (45 KB)
    Kathy's parents and their relations
  • Kathy's mom's great great Grandpa Josiah McClain (70 KB)
    Josiah Marion McClain was born in Georgia to Anna and James McClain. Josiah married first to Julia King and had a family in Georgia, then he joined the Civil War in an Alabama Infantry and was with Elizabeth Broadway by 1870 having a son named Charles Allen McClain. Charles and his wife Lorena had a daughter named Alice McClain who married Cecil Carter.
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    My kin found on census records in 1790, 1800, 1810 and other good stuff
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    grandfather of Susie Mae "Mamaw" Cooper Brooks - Charner served in the Civil War and married Sarah F Lee of Chambers County.
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Welcome!
 
By 1700 in North Carolina were born several families of Sellers, Anderson, Bozeman and Brack, while the state was still mostly Indian Nation.  Other family histories indicate most took an indian bride.  Most are recognized by the DAR for their service in the American Revolution.  Many of their neighbors are famous in Native American History.
 
Many of the sons and grandsons served in several battles, like the War of 1812, migrated into Georgia, and were in Alabama 1820s.  When the lands of Texas opened to the whites, a few migrated and some returned to Alabama.  Many served in the Civil War, along with Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Jackson.
 
Probate Records and Military Records along with Census Images verify their footprints in time.
 

The Campaign of 1860 was a campaign that would decide the United States fate. There were two main candidates, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas; Buchanan had retired from public service. The South had said if Abraham Lincoln won the Campaign of 1860 and became the next President they would withdraw from the Union. Abraham Lincoln won the Presidency in 1860, having won two-thirds of the electoral votes, but he only had forty percent of the popular vote.

President Abraham Lincoln had quite a bit to deal with: within the first four months of him becoming President seven states had already seceded from the Union, letting him know that he was not wanted as President. But Lincoln had a job to do: his main interest at this point was keeping the Union together, and he did not have any real concerns about abolishing slavery.

When the southern states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas seceded they formed the Confederate States. The Confederate states had set out to attack Fort Sumter in 1861. Lincoln tried to halt this attempt by ordering the navy to blockade southern ports, this preventing the trade of the South’s moneymaker, cotton. This also prevented the South from obtaining manufactured goods it needed from the North, goods that were essential such as guns and clothing the South could not produce for itself. The beginning of the war forced four more states to reluctantly join the Confederacy.

Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas felt they had no other choice, due to the fact they also were slave states.

The main problem the South had was that they did not have a Unified Army. They had regional pride: each state or region would have their own small army, and there was not a lot of unification. But they soon got their act together; when the first real battle of the Civil War took place at a creek called, Bull Run, the Confederates surprised the Union. Under the leadership of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, the Confederate army soon sent the Union running back to Washington. With this defeat the Northerners realized that this was not just a rebellion that would be easily defeated, this was WAR.

After loosing the battle of Bull Run, Lincoln changed generals; his new appointed General was George B. McClellan. During the summer of 1862, General Robert Lee and General George McClellan met, again at Bull Run; this meeting would mean a second victory for the Confederate Army at Bull Run. Then Lee moved onward North, into the Union State of Maryland. In Maryland is where the Battle of Antietam occurred. This is considered one of the bloodiest days of the Civil War. Both the Union and Confederate armies suffered great losses. This was barely a victory for the Union army, but it was a victory. With this loss Lee retreated back towards the South, the Union gave chase but was not quick enough to catch them.

With the victory at Antietam, Lincoln choose this time to deliver The Emancipation Proclamation: this executive order freed the slaves in the areas that rebellion was established, but it did not free the slaves in the Union slave states or in areas that the Union recaptured. At this point, the point of the war completely changed from preservation of the Union to the abolition of slavery.

Lincoln also decided to change generals again: he was not satisfied with the performance of McClellan, nor was he satisfied with the next two generals, General Ambrose Burnside and General Joseph Hooker: neither of these really wanted the job. Finally, Lincoln appointed General George Meade, very soon after his appointment there came the bloodiest, most gruesome battle of the Civil War, Gettysburg. This battle was fought on July 1, 1863: it was a hard battle, and it became a Union victory, with more than forty-five thousand men killed and wounded. It was a devastating site for both Meade and Lee, General Lee had lost almost two-third of his entire army, and Meade had lost one-forth of his. Their thoughts were focused on that there were so many dead for the cause.

Lincoln chose this time to travel to Gettysburg to deliver what is now known as the Gettysburg Address. The address was 272 words long, and did not mention slavery, the battle or the Union Army. It was widely accepted by all people.

After Gettysburg, Lincoln had decided to change Generals again. This time his choice was Ulysses S. Grant, his best change for the Union yet. Grant was a fighter, he captured important Confederate forts in Tennessee and led the Union army in a battle at Vicksburg and won. Then Grant’s only thought was getting Lee and Richmond. This was the beginning of the end, with William Tecumseh Sherman destroying the Confederate’s way of getting materials to fight the war by destroying railroads, factories and its plantations. He was breaking the spirit of the Confederacy: when Sherman burned Atlanta it was all but over. Grant surrounded Richmond and it fell to the Union army on April 3,1865. Lee surrendered and it was a mournful day for the Confederacy: the Union had stripped it of its most valued treasure, their PRIDE, and the Confederacy was on its knees, they thought, never to rise again.

Just twelve days after the surrender of Lee, President Lincoln was attending a show at the Ford Theater, where he was fatally wounded. He died on April 15, 1865.

 

Ironically Booth performed a few times at the theatre in downtown Montgomery according to the Historical Marker on Perry Street.

 

The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay for almost three years. The son of Revolutionary War hero "Light Horse" Harry Lee-who fell into disrepute in his later years attended West Point and graduated second in his class. During his four years at the military academy he did not earn a single demerit and served as the cadet corps' adjutant. Upon his 1829 graduation he was posted to the engineers. Before the Mexican War he served on engineering projects in Georgia, Virginia, and New York. During the war he served on the staffs of John Wool and Winfield Scott. Particularly distinguishing himself scouting for and guiding troops, he won three brevets and was slightly wounded at Chapultepec.

My research includes an Elijah Lee born 1777 migrated into Chambers County Alabama about 1820.

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1847 Jesse petitions Court to be Admn of brother William Henry's estate.
 
1834 Will of Elisha Anderson to son Elijah. Elisha had a brother named Elijah, both sons of Elmore Anderson.
Name: Elmore & Son Anderson
State: NC 
County: Onslow County 
Year: 1769 
Database: NC Early Census Index 
1834- bottom section of page is appraisal of Elisha's property
 
Estate Sale includes Mrs. Anderson
 
George Brack, father of Lavinia Jane Brack Anderson.
 
1829 Audit of Peter Bozeman's property
 
Signature of Peter's widow plus son in law Joiner and sons Peter E. and William H.
 
1838 - Land Divided after Sarah's death, signed by Judge Bibb.
 
1848 Thomas Carter to buy a piece of William's estate.
 
 
Anderson Will.......in the presence of James Freeman.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mordecai born 1735 NC was father of Peter, who had William in 1802
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



On the 1830 census there is no male in the household -Lavinia and three daughters live near Henry Bozeman ( Wm H ) in Montgomery and in 1820 Georgia census she is once again head of household. However there is an Elisha Anderson, in his 40s,  in 1830 living by Peter Bozeman.
 

Date:  Mon Nov 10, 2003  2:11 pm
Subject:  Att: Mary / Re-Andeson
 

END OF PART 2.
 
In part 3 ,I want to discuss sisters Lavinia and Elizabeth Anderson who
married Sellers brothers. Each had Cherokee Blood on the paternal and
maternal side. They had two grandmothers who were of the Cherokee Tribe on
their fathers side that made their Father half Cherokee. They also had
Cherokee blood on their mother's side too,having at least one grandmother
of Cherokee orgin,making their grandmother Lavinia Brack at least one
quarter blood Cherokee.
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Mary--this just caught my eye--I have a ggrandma Jennie Ann Anderson,
ggrandpa made her mad by calling her Black Dutch. My dad said she would
be ready to kill when he called her that. Did this record give the names
of the two Anderson girls ancestors, did they have a brother to pass the
name down?
Sandyfroglegs
 
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From:
"Sara Sellers"
Hi Lou,
I am going to try to rewrite the info that Steve sent me. I did not want
to wait until I get back home.So here goes.
Let me first begin with the family of Alfred Sellers and Elizabeth
Anderson.
Alfred Sellers son of William Sellers Sr.
Born 1800/1810,Jefferson,Co.Ga.
Died before 1850 Coosa Co. Ala.
Married 2nd Dec 1818 Jefferson Co. Ala. to Elizabeth Anderson
She was born 1796, probably in Richmond Co. Ga.
She died before Dec 1856 Coosa Co. Ala.
She was daughter of Elijah Anderson and Lavinia Brack,Anderson
Notes taken from :1)Jefferson Co. Ga.1820 census,page 284: 2)1830
census,Coosa Co.Ala. page 201: 3)1840 census Coosa Co. Ala.page 33 [
Provided by Bobbie Jones Mclane, 222 McMahan Dr. Hot Springs Ark. 71931.
Elizabeth and her husband were married in the same ceromony with her sister
Lavinia who married William Calvin Sellers Jr. a brother to Alfred.
Elizabeth and her husband came to Ala. with husband and the large Sheppard
clan from Jefferson Co. Ga.in the 1820''s.
Probate Records: (1) 2 March 1812 ,Book A,page 231; "It appearing to the
court that Elisha Anderson and Willaim Sheppard have regularly applied for
Letters of Administration on the estate of Elijah Anderson,late of Richmond
Co. deceased,it is therefore ordered that Letters of Administration do
issue"
Probate Records: (2) 21 Jan 1817 ,probate book B,page 35{Which yields
proof of Elijah's children}"On the application of of Elijah
Anderson,William Shepard,Charles Frtwell,Young Allen,Eleazor
Anderson,Benjamine Perdue,Lavinia aanderson Sen,.....for herself and as
guardian of Elijah Anderson,Nancy Anderson and Sally Anderson and Elizabeth
Anderson Levinah{sic}Anderson,Junr.and James Hammet all heirs and legatees
of Elijah Anderson,deceased,for an order to divide the personal estate of
said deceased....therefore ordered....be divided......and it appearing to
the courts that the Negroes are incapable of being divided between said
heirs,for there being a greater numbers of heirs than Negros......ordered
that said Negos be sold.{copy from Bobbie Jones Mclane}
Land patent records; The earliest land records of Alfred Sellers was 1829
when he purchased 80 acres in Sec18 Twp 14 rng 20 at Cahaba,on Febuary
2,1829,recorded ;Vol.II,page 392,Patented 16 Nov. 1830.Montgomery
Co.Ala.:and later when he purchased 29 acres of land on 14 Dec.1846 in
Coosa Co. Ala.{Sec 12,twp.18,rng.20 . Alfred was apparently deceased by
1850. The 1850 census of Coosa Co. Ala.shows his widow in the household
headed by her son Alfred M. Sellers,{copy from Bobbie Jones Mclane}.
OTHER PROBATE RECORDS; (1) Probate book E&D,Coosa Co. Ala.pages 342
-344,concerning hte estate of Elizabeth Sellers, which nmames her sons
,James W;Elisha A.:William Sellers ;and sons-in-laws, Alexander Wright and
Alexander Osborn. Her will was probated on 6 Dec 1856 by Stephen A.
Percy.It names the same children and sons-in-laws above Same probate book
pages 342-344.
Issue;
1. James W. Sellers b. 1823,Ga.
2. Lavinia Ann Sellers,b.1824 Ga.
3. Alfred M. Sellers b.1829,Ala.
4.Elisha A Sellers b. 1833,Ala.
5. Elizabeth Sellers b. 1836 Ala.
6. William Sellers,b. 1838,Ala
Sandy, I must be related to this group too. This Anderson Mosley Sellers is
named for my gggrandfather, Anderson Mosley who lived in Lowndes Co. AL
 

Beginning Part IIThe earliest generation of Sellers is given by,Carl V.
Wright as William Sellers of Tarboro NC.saying he was the father of Elisha
Sellers.
Elisha Sellers ,the next generation,was the father of Alfred Sellers and
William Calvin Sellers Sr.,b. ca.1760 NC.d.NC.
William Calvin Sellers Sr,(1) entered the Revolutionary War at the age of
16 and fought for 6 years and at one time was a prisoner of The
Tories.Similar records were found on Elisha Sellers,and several persons
have joined the DAR on his records.
An article in Memorial Records Of Ala. states that William Calvin Sellers
Sr. lived to be 100 years old,also that he died in NC.
His widow came to Ala. William Calvin Sellers Jr. and Alfred Sellers,who
married Elizabeth Anderson the sister of Lavinia ,who marriedWilliam Calvin
Jr,
REF: SOME DECENDANTS OF WILLIAM SELLERS WHO WAS IN TARBORO,NC. IN
1750,compiled by Clark H. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters....copied by
Dan Neal from Birmingham Public Library. NOTE: The watters knew nothing
about Alfred Sellers.
William Calvin Sellers II,was born ca.1750,went to Griffen,Ga.and later to
LowndesCo. Ala.settling at Morganville. William Calvin and Alfred Sellers
married in Jefferson Co.Ga. to sisters Lavinia and Elizabeth Anderson"
(There appears to be some confusion between the William Calvin Jr and
Sr.with regard to their births,because the next info gives conflicting
data:)
William Calvin SellersJr.{Veteran of Indian wars 1836-1837}
born.1790 NC
D.1848,Lowndes Co,Ala.
Married 1st: 2 Dec 1818,Jefferson Co. Ga,Lavinia Anderson,b.ca 1798
NC.d.1843,Morganville,Lowndes Co.Ala.age 45,both were members of the
Protestant Methodist Church.
Lavinia Anderson was the daughter of Elijah Anderson b.1750,Onslow
Co.NC.d.after 4 July 1807 Jefferson,Co.Ala was married to Lavinia
Brack,b.ca 1763 d.before Nov. 1844,Montgomery Co.Ala. Lavinia came to
Montgomery Co.ALA.in 1820's from Jefferson Co. GA.
Married 2nd: Mariah A. Trotter d/o Joseph and Martha Trotter,b.17 April
1825,d.1Jan 1813,Montgomery Ala.
NOTE that Martha Trotter was b,14 May 1792 and d. 18 OCt 1878.and is
buried in the Carmel Cemetery.Joseph and Martha Trotter were married in
Edgefield Co.SC.Martha was a sister to William Calvin Sellers' daughter in
law,Harriet Trotter Sellers. After the death of William Calvin Sellers,
Mariah married 2nd to S.F. Johnston.
Issue of Lavinia Anderson Sellers and William Calvin SellersJr.
1. James Anderson Sellers b.26 Sept 1819.Ga.m: Harriet Trotter
2. Elizabeth Sellersb.ca 1820 Ga. M. Robert Walton
3. Rebecca L. Sellers b.17 Dec 1822 Ga.
4. William Calvin Sellers III,b. 20 Sept 1825 Ga.
5. Lavinia J. Sellers ,b.24 Sept 1827 Ga.
6. Anderson Mosely Sellers ,b.8 Jan 1829 Lowndes Co. Ala.
7. Frances Ann Sellers,b. LowndesCo, Ala.
8. Major Holcomb Sellers b.?
9. Mary Sellers b.?
Issue of Mariah Trotter Sellers and William Calvin Sellers:
1. Thomas Jefferson Sellers,b.8 June 1848,Lowndes Co. Ala.
 
END OF PART 2.
 
In part 3 ,I want to discuss sisters Lavinia and Elizabeth Anderson who
married Sellers brothers. Each had Cherokee Blood on the paternal and
maternal side. They had two grandmothers who were of the Cherokee Tribe on
their fathers side that made their Father half Cherokee. They also had
Cherokee blood on their mother's side too,having at least one grandmother
of Cherokee orgin,making their grandmother Lavinia Brack at least one
quarter blood Cherokee. Alfred Sellers himself may have had Cherokee Blood
too. His paternal grandmother Mary Willis was probably a member of the
Cherokee tribe,and his ggrandmother may have been a full blood Chrokee .
Her name is unknown
 
Here is a brief direct lineage on the Anderson side ,beginning with the
earliest known by Carl V. Wright
1. Edmond Anderson,b.? m.?NC, Sarah (probably full blood cherokee
Cherokee-not proven)d,1742N.C.
2.Elmore Anderson ,b.1720m;Rebbeca Holmes (probably halfblooded
Cherokee)d.1772 N.C.
3.Elijah Anderson ,b.1750 Onslow Co. N.C.m; Lavinia Brack (1/2 blood)d/o
Eleazor Brack and Ester Doty,1802,Jefferson Co.Ga.
4. Elizabeth Anderson,b.1796{probably Richmond Co. Ga} m; 2 Dec
1818,Jefferson Co. Ga.to Alfred Sellers d.1856.Coosa Co. Ala.
5. James Wesley Sellers b. 1823 Jefferson Co. Ga.
Steve says: I will mention that it is thru Lavinia Brack and her Mother
Ester Doty that we can trace our line back to Edward Doty ,of the
Mayflower,and thence to the European lines of royalty back 33 generations
to "Alfred The Great"and even earlier. Also the Holmes line is traceable
back in Europe over 14 more generations,but all this is clearly beyond the
scope of email messages of this sort.
I would hope you will provide me with a descendant genealogy of your
husband's family from James Wesley Sellers to your family.
 
Lou that is about all I have gotten from Steve, I will try to contact him
again. I did send him a package like I sent to you,with no comment as of
yet, So maybe he isn't done with the census work he has been doing.
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BRACK, ELEAZER Ancestor #: A013255 Notice: FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST PROVE CORRECT SERVICE   Birth: (CIRCA) 1730     SOUTH CAROLINA Death: (ANTE) 4- -1802     RICHMOND CO GEORGIA Service Description: 1) BRIG GEN. JOHN TWIGGS 
Comments (Overview )
 
  1) DATA NOT ALL PROVEN.
  2) NO PROOF OF SERVICE. SEE DATACF ELIJAH ANDERSON. MGR/HFK 3-96.
 
Residence
 
 1) ST. PAULS PARISH - RICHMOND CO - GEORGIA
 
SpouseNumber Name
 
 1)ESTHER X
 
MemberIDAppsAdd Vol. Child/Spouse Number/Spouse286055       ELVINA / [1] ELIJAH ANDERSON 
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The will of George Brack of Onslow Co. NC, signed 25 Sept. 1750, proved Apr. 1751, mentions wife Jean and son Eliazer. . . . The will of Eleazer Brack, signed 8 Oct. 1801, proved 5 April. 1802, names wife Esther, dau. Elvina Anderson, dau. Rachel Calhoun, and grandchild Jean Triplett. Elijah Anderson and Robert Anderson were named executors.
After Eleazer's death, Esther married again and supposedly died in Richmond Co., GA. No probate records for Esther or Edmond Byne have been found. jrh
 

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Volume XIII
Number 2, Spring, 1985
Occupants of Catawba Indian Land of York District, South Carolina, 1786-1807
 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.81
Witnesses; GEORGE BRACK, JAMES TOMLINSON, JAMES ROGERS 
 

South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1-20

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SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.81
Witnesses; GEORGE BRACK, JAMES TOMLINSON, JAMES ROGERS 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.81
sg. GEORGE JULIN 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.81
YCDB E #363 p.519-521 sg. 10 March 1800 rec. 8 April 1801 HUGH NEELY York County S.C. to STRATTON EDWARDS and ALLEN KNIGHT of same…part of tract granted MATTHEW NEELY by Catawba Nation… left to HUGH NEELY…Taylor's creek…178 acres…consideration rent 4 silver dollars for 99 years. 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
Witnesses; JOHN BEARD, WILLIAM MCMURRY 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
sg. HUGH NEELY 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
MARY NEELY, wife of said HUGH, agreed 5 December 1800 (mark) 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
YCDB F #43 p.60-62 sg. 4 February 1795 rec. 8 March 1802 THOMAS SPRATT Sr. of York County and Indian land (S.C.) on one part and SAMUEL ELLIOTT Jr. on the other part…consideration 50 lbs. sterling…192½ acres…east side Catawba in Indian land …adjacent ISAAC GARRISON…MARK GARRISON…part of land leased to THOMAS SPRATT for 99 years by Headmen of Catawba Nation and agreed to by the Superintendents for said Nation. 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
Witnesses; THOMAS SPRATT Jr., WILLIAM B. ELLIOTT 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
sg. THOMAS SPRATT 
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Spring 1985, No. 2, p.82
YCDB F #44 p.62-64 sg. 28 May 1799 rec. 8 March 1802 THOMAS SPRATT Sr. York County S.C. and WILLIAM BARNET ELLIOTT of same…consideration 100lbs. sterling…159 acres…adjoining THOMAS SPRATT, SAMUEL ELLIOTT, THOMAS ROACH, HUGH HARRIS…part of land purchased from Catawba Indians by THOMAS SPRATT…89 years from date. 
====
Elmore was probably the son of Edmond Anderson, all born in Onslow NC and his mother a full blood Cherokee.
 
North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
about Edmond Anderson
Name: Edmond Anderson
State: NC 
County: Onslow County 
Year: 1743 
Database: NC Early Census Index
 
======

Lavinia Brack Pedigree
  Female   Family

Event(s):
Birth: 
1762  
Christening: 
Death: 
Burial: 

Parents:
  Father:  Eleazor Brack Family
  Mother:  Esther Doty  

Marriages:
  Spouse:  Elijah Anderson Family
  Marriage: 
1777   Of, , Onslow, North Carolina
=======
Elisha Anderson's will of 1834 mentions Elijah.  Elijah named his sons Seaborn Montgomery Anderson, John, Isaac, Elisha Jr., Cornelius all found served in the Civil War.....Elisha Jr must have died in that war.....
 
Last Name: Anderson 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: 
Regimental Unit: 
Company Unit: 
Co. Unit Name: Oliver's 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: List, Condition of Claims, 2nd Aud., C.S. Treas. 
 First Name: Elijah    MI: 
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 
Enlistment Information: Private 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Elijah Anderson, Sr., father, Hickory Grove, Alabama. No des. list. Claim filed 4/21/1862. Full name Elijah Anderson Jr.  
 
 
Seaborne married his cousin Lavinia Jane Sellers - his aunt Levinia Anderson was her mother.
 
 
 
1850 United States Federal Census
about Seaborm Anderson
Name: Seaborm Anderson
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Birth Place: Alabama
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Montgomery, Alabama
 
unable to find his actual death date
 

Seaborn's daughter married one of the Bozeman neighbors and her grandson married Stephens and then her daughter married McClain.
 
1840 United States Federal Census
about Calvin Sellers
Name: Calvin Sellers
County: Pike 
State: Alabama
 
 
1860 United States Federal Census
about Calvin Sellers
Name: Calvin Sellers
Age in 1860: 48 
Birth Year: abt 1812 
Birthplace: North Carolina 
Home in 1860: Eastern Division, Pike, Alabama
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Perote
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Calvin Sellers 48 
Elizabeth J Sellers 51 
James D Sellers 26 
Samuel F Sellers 22 
Lawson H Sellers 20 
Helen P Sellers 15 
Ranson T Sellers 12 
Edmund M Sellers 8 
 
Levinia Anderson's sister Elizabeth married a Sellers also ( Alfred ). Alfred is found named at some of those old Estate Sales.
 
In part 3 ,I want to discuss sisters Lavinia and Elizabeth Anderson who
married Sellers brothers. Each had Cherokee Blood on the paternal and
maternal side. They had two grandmothers who were of the Cherokee Tribe on
their fathers side that made their Father half Cherokee. They also had
Cherokee blood on their mother's side too,having at least one grandmother
of Cherokee orgin,making their grandmother Lavinia Brack at least one
quarter blood Cherokee. Alfred Sellers himself may have had Cherokee Blood
too. His paternal grandmother Mary Willis was probably a member of the
Cherokee tribe,and his ggrandmother may have been a full blood Chrokee .
Her name is unknown
 
Here is a brief direct lineage on the Anderson side ,beginning with the
earliest known by Carl V. Wright
1. Edmond Anderson,b.? m.?NC, Sarah (probably full blood cherokee
Cherokee-not proven)d,1742N.C.
2.Elmore Anderson ,b.1720m;Rebbeca Holmes (probably halfblooded
Cherokee)d.1772 N.C.
3.Elijah Anderson ,b.1750 Onslow Co. N.C.m; Lavinia Brack (1/2 blood)d/o
Eleazor Brack and Ester Doty,1802,Jefferson Co.Ga.
=========
1840 United States Federal Census
about Alfred Sellers
Name: Alfred Sellers
Township: Kimbrel 
County: Coosa 
State: Alabama 
 
Hickory Grove mentioned above is where the McClain family lived also and there is a McLane lady mentioned above in this research.
 
Community of Ramah later called Ramer, all along the roads are found Dublin, Grady, Pine Level, then Hope Hull and over into Lowndes County, but some in Ramer also resided a while in Troy or in Pike County.
 
Montgomery County was carved out of Monroe County which was once home to Chief Red Eagle, the Weatherfords, Marchands, McGillvarys, McIntosh, Stiggins and Sehoy, but Red Eagle was born along the Alabama River near Fort Toulouse.
 
 
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

1. Alice Emma "Ellie" MCCLAIN was born 27 MAR 1916 in Dublin, Alabama, and died 10 OCT 1935 in Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL. She was buried in Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. She was the daughter of 2. Charles Allen MCCLAIN and 3. Lorena Emma "Rena" BOZEMAN. She married Cecil Earl Fenn CARTER APR 1932 in Montgomery County AL, son of William Franklin FENN and Anna Lou STONE. He was born 1901 in Thompson Station, Bullock, Alabama, and died 4 FEB 1939 in Montgomery AL. He was buried 6 FEB 1939 in Memorial Cemetery.
   


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2. Charles Allen MCCLAIN was born 7 OCT 1886 , Ramer, Montgomery, AL, and died 24 OCT 1949 in Maryland Avenue, Montgomery, AL. He was buried in Church Of Christ Cemetery, Dublin Alabama. He was the son of 4. Josiah Marion MCCLAIN and 5. Elizabeth "Bettie" BROADWAY.

3. Lorena Emma "Rena" BOZEMAN was born 11 JAN 1892 in Ramer Alabama, and died 12 JUN 1982 in Memorial Cemetery off Bozeman Drive, Montgomery AL. She was buried in Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. She was the daughter of 6. John Thomas BOZEMAN and 7. Alice Lorena STEPHENS.
   

Children of Lorena Emma "Rena" BOZEMAN and Charles Allen MCCLAIN are:
    i. Mary Ruth MCCLAIN was born in Montgomery AL, and died ABT 1975 in Montgomery AL. She married Walter B CURLEE. He died in Montgomery AL.
    ii. Charles Henderson "Buddy" MCCLAIN was born in Could not read nor write; had only one daughter, and died 11 JAN 2002 in Ft Mitchell Military Cemetery, near Ft Sill, Alabama. He married Lena HAINEY. She died 1991.
    iii. Lillie Mae MCCLAIN was born 18 OCT 1909 in Ramer Alabama, and died 28 JUN 1985 in Dublin AL Church Of Christ Cemetery. She married Hubbert DUNCAN, son of D C ? DUNCAN and LIZZIE. He died in Dublin AL.
    iv. Katie Bell MCCLAIN was born 2 APR 1912 in she raised his children, Ramer AL, and died in Montgomery AL. She married Roscoe COLEY ABT 1939 in http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///Notes/roscoe-katybellmcclaincoley.jpg.
    v. Jimmie Lee MCCLAIN was born 17 SEP 1913 in Dublin AL, and died 1932 in Dublin AL. She married HAYES. He died in unknown.
1.   vi. Alice Emma "Ellie" MCCLAIN was born 27 MAR 1916 in Dublin, Alabama, and died 10 OCT 1935 in Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL. She married Cecil Earl Fenn CARTER APR 1932 in Montgomery County AL, son of William Franklin FENN and Anna Lou STONE. He was born 1901 in Thompson Station, Bullock, Alabama, and died 4 FEB 1939 in Montgomery AL.
    vii. Dr. William Walton MCCLAIN , PhD was born 20 APR 1920 in Ramer Alabama, and died ABT 1972 in Arlington Cemetery.
    viii. Joseph Edward MCCLAIN was born 24 MAY 1926 in Ramer AL, and died ABT 1975 in USNavy, Pearl Harbor, Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. He married Living DORTHY. He married Living BROADWAY, daughter of John W BROADWAY and Jessie MAE.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

4. Josiah Marion MCCLAIN was born 1838 in GA, and died 9 JUN 1897 in Ramer AL- Civil War - Pay roll dated Dalton, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Widowed filed for his pension in 1897. He was buried in his widow E B filed for Civil War Pension on 8/2/1899; 33rd Alabama Regiment, Company K. He was the son of 8. James Walker MCCLAIN and 9. ANNA.

5. Elizabeth "Bettie" BROADWAY was born 1853 in Ramah AL, and died 21 JAN 1927 in Ramer Alabama. She was buried in she appears on 1860 census with father Abner Broadway and 1880 with Josiah ; then 1900 with second husband. She was the daughter of 10. Abner BROADWAY and 11. Mary L STEPHENS.
   

Children of Elizabeth "Bettie" BROADWAY and Josiah Marion MCCLAIN are:
    i. Mary MCCLAIN was born 1869 in Ramer Alabama, and died ABT 1883 in unknown.
    ii. Ida O MCCLAIN was born 1879 in Ramer Alabama, and died ABT 1881 in unknown.
2.   iii. Charles Allen MCCLAIN was born 7 OCT 1886 in had lazy eye, Ramer, Montgomery, AL, and died 24 OCT 1949 in Maryland Avenue, Montgomery, AL. He married Lorena Emma "Rena" BOZEMAN 22 NOV 1908 in Ramer Alabama, daughter of John Thomas BOZEMAN and Alice Lorena STEPHENS. She was born 11 JAN 1892 in Ramer Alabama, and died 12 JUN 1982 in Memorial Cemetery off Bozeman Drive, Montgomery AL.

6. John Thomas BOZEMAN was born 30 JAN 1865 in farmed 40 acres of cotton, lived in 3 room log cabin, born in Ramer, Alabama, but lived in Troy after Alice died and lived with his mom a while .....sold cotton in Troy, easier than going to Montgome, and died 27 SEP 1918 in Hills Chapel Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. He was the son of 12. Peter Edward BOZEMAN and 13. Nancy Jane ANDERSON.

7. Alice Lorena STEPHENS was born ABT 1867 in Montgomery County AL, and died 1894 in Montgomery, AL. She was the daughter of 14. Joseph C STEPHENS and 15. Sara E J MILLS.
   

Children of Alice Lorena STEPHENS and John Thomas BOZEMAN are:
    i. Rollie S BOZEMAN was born 11 NOV 1887 in Ramer, AL - WWI, and died 4 JUL 1944 in Ramer AL. He married Verna Alberta MONEY. She was born 26 NOV 1886 in Pine Level AL, and died 16 OCT 1972 in Atlanta GA but buried in Ramer AL.
    ii. Eugene JOHNSTON was born 1892 in 1910 census.
3.   iii. Lorena Emma "Rena" BOZEMAN was born 11 JAN 1892 in Ramer Alabama, and died 12 JUN 1982 in Memorial Cemetery off Bozeman Drive, Montgomery AL. She married Charles Allen MCCLAIN 22 NOV 1908 in Ramer Alabama, son of Josiah Marion MCCLAIN and Elizabeth "Bettie" BROADWAY. He was born 7 OCT 1886 in had lazy eye, Ramer, Montgomery, AL, and died 24 OCT 1949 in Maryland Avenue, Montgomery, AL.
    iv. Ethel Mae BOZEMAN was born 17 OCT 1893 in Ramer Alabama, and died 30 NOV 1979 in Hills Chapel, Dublin, Montgomery Co, AL. She married Jason G GIBSON 18 APR 1912 in Montgomery County AL, son of Clopton G GIBSON and Rebecca Lou BROADWAY. He was born 20 MAY 1891 in AL, and died 2 OCT 1963 in Hills Chapel, Dublin AL.
    v. John BOZEMAN was born 1894, and died 1894.
    vi. Bertha BOZEMAN.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4

8. James Walker MCCLAIN was born 8 NOV 1810 in SC, and died 10 MAY 1889 in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Stone Mt, GA. He was the son of 16. Josiah MCCLAIN and 17. Nancy Ann WOOD.

9. ANNA was born 1814, and died 1855 in Native American.
   

Children of ANNA and James Walker MCCLAIN are:
    i. William H MCCLAIN was born 1836. He married Laura M. She was born ABT 1837.
4.   ii. Josiah Marion MCCLAIN was born 1838 in GA, and died 9 JUN 1897 in Ramer AL- Civil War - Pay roll dated Dalton, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Widowed filed for his pension in 1897. He married Julie Ann America KING 1857 in divorced 1872, daughter of Benjamin KING and Mary Ann BURSON. She was born 1841 in single on 1870 census Carrol, GA, and died 1895 in feeling quite deserted, she filed for divorce. He married Elizabeth "Bettie" BROADWAY ABT 1868 in Montgomery Alabama, daughter of Abner BROADWAY and Mary L STEPHENS. She was born 1853 in Ramah AL, and died 21 JAN 1927 in Ramer Alabama.
    iii. Mary Elizabeth MCCLAIN was born ABT 1839.
    iv. Anna L MCCLAIN was born ABT 1841.
    v. Francis C MCCLAIN was born ABT 1844.
    vi. James L MCCLAIN was born 1851. He married MAUD.
    vii. Joseph Walker MCCLAIN was born 1855 in Lived next to his fathers house, Stone Mtn, DeKalb GA. He married Isabella N ABT 1878.

10. Abner BROADWAY was born 1832 in Alabama, and died in Montgomery Alabama. He was the son of 20. Abner BROADWAY and 21. NANCY.

11. Mary L STEPHENS was born 1832 in Alabama, and died in http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///Notes/broadway-elizabeth-age7-abner.jpg. She was the daughter of 22. Benjamin G STEPHENS and 23. CAROLINE.
   

Children of Mary L STEPHENS and Abner BROADWAY are:
    i. Kate BROADWAY.
5.   ii. Elizabeth "Bettie" BROADWAY was born 1853 in Ramah AL, and died 21 JAN 1927 in Ramer Alabama. She married Josiah Marion MCCLAIN ABT 1868 in Montgomery Alabama, son of James Walker MCCLAIN and ANNA. He was born 1838 in GA, and died 9 JUN 1897 in Ramer AL- Civil War - Pay roll dated Dalton, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Widowed filed for his pension in 1897. She married John L GARDNER 1899 in AL, son of GARDNER and UNKNOWN. He was born ABT 1837 in AL.
    iii. Caroline BROADWAY was born 1855.
    iv. Rebecca Lou BROADWAY was born 1856, and died 1900. She married Clopton G GIBSON 13 NOV 1884, son of J T GIBSON and CAROLINE. He was born 1859 in 1910 census Montgomery AL with wife Eliza, his brother Edward and sister Annie....
    v. Mary Barbar BROADWAY was born 1857, and died 1919 in Ramer Alabama.
    vi. Laura M BROADWAY was born 1859.
    vii. Nancy BROADWAY was born 1867.
    viii. Matt BROADWAY was born 1870.
    ix. Emma BROADWAY was born 1872.

12. Peter Edward BOZEMAN was born 8 JUN 1834 in Alabama, served in the Civil War, ( Shelby Reserve) wife filed for his pension in Montgomery Probate Office., and died 8 APR 1896 in Hil and Bozeman Cemetery found on John Hill's property, Dublin AL. He was the son of 24. William Henry BOZEMAN and 25. Martha HILL.

13. Nancy Jane ANDERSON was born 11 DEC 1843 in Hickory Grove, Ramer, Montgomery, Alabama, and died 22 JUL 1910 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama. She was buried in beside her sons at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama. She was the daughter of 26. Seaborne Montgomery ANDERSON and 27. Lavinia Jane SELLERS.
   

Children of Nancy Jane ANDERSON and Peter Edward BOZEMAN are:
    i. Seabron Edward BOZEMAN was born 16 NOV 1862, and died 10 AUG 1865 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
6.   ii. John Thomas BOZEMAN was born 30 JAN 1865 in farmed 40 acres of cotton, lived in 3 room log cabin, born in Ramer, Alabama, but lived in Troy after Alice died and lived with his mom a while .....sold cotton in Troy, easier than going to Montgome, and died 27 SEP 1918 in Hills Chapel Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. He married Alice Lorena STEPHENS 1886 in http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///AuntEthel.html, daughter of Joseph C STEPHENS and Sara E J MILLS. She was born ABT 1867 in Montgomery County AL, and died 1894 in Montgomery, AL. He married Samantha FAULK ABT 1895. She was born in said John was mean and she divorced him. He married Ellen BEAN ABT 1900 in Ramer Train Station took them to Montgomery at times, easier than horse and buggy on bad dirt roads.. She was born ABT 1885, and died 1906 in Hills Chapel Cemetery, Montgomery, AL. He married OLLIE 1907 in Montgomery Alabama. She was born 1882 in 1920 census PineLevel AL shows widowed Ollie Bozeman with children..
    iii. Peter James BOZEMAN was born 16 JAN 1867, and died 15 JUL 1928 in suicide, Dublin AL. He married Dora Ann DILLARD 1888 in Montgomery Alabama, daughter of Seborn Lumkin DILLARD and Sally Sarah Elizabeth EADY. She was born 28 SEP 1871 in Ramer AL, and died 15 OCT 1929 in Dublin AL.
    iv. Corrintha Rebecca BOZEMAN was born 19 FEB 1870, and died 29 AUG 1937. She married C. N JONES ABT 1890. He died ABT 1920.
    v. Robert Henry BOZEMAN was born 22 SEP 1871 in Alabama, and died 19 OCT 1948 in A contractor who owned the land at Bozeman Road and donated land for the Memorial Cemetery, gave land to his girls, with several streets around there named for each child. buried by his mother.. He married Corrie B. HUFFMAN ABT 1895. She was born 1873 in Alabama, and died 1948 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
    vi. Martha Jane Frances BOZEMAN was born 2 SEP 1874 in 1920 census Jefferson County AL with her sister Alice Lucy, and died 15 JUL 1951 in Never married - mentally disabled.
    vii. Alice Lucy BOZEMAN was born 1 SEP 1877 in 1920 census Jefferson County AL with her sister Martha Bozeman, and died 7 DEC 1949. She married W. S. WILSON ABT 1900, son of WILSON. He was born ABT 1875, and died BEF 1920.
    viii. George M. BOZEMAN was born 1 MAR 1879, and died 5 MAR 1898 in yellow fever, Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL.
    ix. Mead G BOZEMAN was born 11 MAR 1881 in on 1910 census Cherry Street, Montgomery, Alabama with Mother Nancy and sister Carrie and brother Millard, and died 1 DEC 1920 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama. He married COPELAND. He married Lelia CAMPBELL 1910, daughter of Norman Steiner CAMPBELL and Marietta PARKER. She was born 1894, and died 22 APR 1971 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
    x. Willie Florence BOZEMAN was born 19 JAN 1883, and died 2 APR 1883.
    xi. Nancy M. BOZEMAN was born 9 SEP 1884, and died 25 AUG 1890.
    xii. Walter William BOZEMAN was born 3 AUG 1886 in on Anderson Street in 1920, and died 17 AUG 1954 in he was a streetcar motorman. He married Virginia WARD. She was born 1896 in on 1910 census Cherry Street, Montgomery, Alabama.
    xiii. Millard Milton BOZEMAN was born 30 JUL 1888 in wwi, and died 9 MAR 1984 in Montgomery County, Alabama. He married Nettie R. BARROW, daughter of Henry? BARROW. She was born 1898 in on Plum Street in 1920.

14. Joseph C STEPHENS was born ABT 1845 in Ramer AL 1/8 Cherokee Indian, and died in Dublin Ala Census 1880 - land purchase St Clair County in 1920. He was the son of 28. Elisha C STEPHENS and 29. NANCY.

15. Sara E J MILLS was born ABT 1844 in AL. She was the daughter of 30. MILLS.
   

Children of Sara E J MILLS and Joseph C STEPHENS are:
7.   i. Alice Lorena STEPHENS was born ABT 1867 in Montgomery County AL, and died 1894 in Montgomery, AL. She married John Thomas BOZEMAN 1886 in http://www.usgenealogy.net/members///ALABAMA///AuntEthel.html, son of Peter Edward BOZEMAN and Nancy Jane ANDERSON. He was born 30 JAN 1865 in farmed 40 acres of cotton, lived in 3 room log cabin, born in Ramer, Alabama, but lived in Troy after Alice died and lived with his mom a while .....sold cotton in Troy, easier than going to Montgome, and died 27 SEP 1918 in Hills Chapel Cemetery, Montgomery, AL.
    ii. Anna STEPHENS was born ABT 1869.
    iii. Luke STEPHENS was born ABT 1872.
    iv. Jennie STEPHENS was born ABT 1874. She married BURROUGHS.
    v. James Edgar STEPHENS was born ABT 1877. He married MARY.
    vi. Edgar STEPHENS was born ABT 1879.


 
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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

1. Charles Wayne BROOKS was born 1 JUL 1953 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died 1 JUN 1998 in Brookside Cemetery.. He was buried in Brookside Memorial. He was the son of 2. James Edgar BROOKS and 3. Mary Ella THORNTON. He married Living LORENA, daughter of Frankie Lavern COCHRAN and Anne Alice CARTER.
   


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2. James Edgar BROOKS was born 1925 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died JAN 1992 in Prattville Cemetery. He was the son of 4. James Edgar BROOKS and 5. Susie Mae COOPER.

3. Mary Ella THORNTON was born 1 MAR 1927 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died 2 AUG 1987 in Millbrook, Alabama. She was buried in Prattville Cemetery. She was the daughter of 6. Milton Elijah THORNTON and 7. Bessie Mae HOOD.
   

Children of Mary Ella THORNTON and James Edgar BROOKS are:
    i. Thomas Earl BROOKS died ABT 1975 in Brookside Cemetery.. He married Living DENNIS, daughter of Living DENNIS and Living TAYLOR.
    ii. Johnny Milton BROOKS was born 1945, and died 1959 in Prattville Cemetery.
1.   iii. Charles Wayne BROOKS was born 1 JUL 1953 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died 1 JUN 1998 in Brookside Cemetery.. He married Living LORENA, daughter of Frankie Lavern COCHRAN and Anne Alice CARTER.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

4. James Edgar BROOKS was born 1895 in he was their only child, was in WWI , was born in TN, and died 1965 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama. He was the son of 8. John Edward BROOKS and 9. Anna "Annie" BALLARD.

5. Susie Mae COOPER was born 12 DEC 1902 in Alabama, and died FEB 1977 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama. She was the daughter of 10. Levi Benjamin COOPER and 11. Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth CARTER.
   

Children of Susie Mae COOPER and James Edgar BROOKS are:
    i. Elizabeth Ballard BROOKS. She married Clarence C BEARDEN. He was born 1920, and died 1987.
    ii. Living BROOKS.
    iii. Living BROOKS. She married Wm Burgin MERIWETHER.
    iv. Living BROOKS.
2.   v. James Edgar BROOKS was born 1925 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died JAN 1992 in Prattville Cemetery. He married Mary Ella THORNTON 6 MAR 1943 in Montgomery AL, daughter of Milton Elijah THORNTON and Bessie Mae HOOD. She was born 1 MAR 1927 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died 2 AUG 1987 in Millbrook, Alabama.
    vi. Margaret Christine BROOKS was born 1929, and died 1998.

6. Milton Elijah THORNTON was born 11 MAY 1894 in Alabama, and died 1 DEC 1953 in Cains Chapel. He was buried in Cains Chapel Cemetery in Elmore County, Alabama. He was the son of 12. George W Andrew THORINGTON and 13. Mary Angeline PARTRIDGE.

7. Bessie Mae HOOD was born 25 JUN 1900, and died 23 FEB 1982 in Slapout, Holtville, Alabama. She was buried in Cains Chapel Cemetery in Elmore County, Alabama. She was the daughter of 14. Lee Wesley HOOD and 15. Ella Olivia BAXLEY.
   

Children of Bessie Mae HOOD and Milton Elijah THORNTON are:
    i. Living THORNTON.
    ii. Elsie Jean THORNTON was born ABT 1940, and died 2006. She married Living CAPLEY.
    iii. Bessie Lorraine THORNTON was born 10 NOV 1919, and died 1998. She married JEFFCOAT.
    iv. Nellie Marjorie THORNTON was born 7 JUL 1921, and died 1998. She married Silas PRITCHETT.
    v. James Milton THORNTON was born 4 JAN 1924, and died 2004. He married Living BARBARA.
3.   vi. Mary Ella THORNTON was born 1 MAR 1927 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died 2 AUG 1987 in Millbrook, Alabama. She married James Edgar BROOKS 6 MAR 1943 in Montgomery AL, son of James Edgar BROOKS and Susie Mae COOPER. He was born 1925 in Montgomery, Alabama, and died JAN 1992 in Prattville Cemetery.
    vii. Glennie Mae "Billie" THORNTON was born 16 MAR 1930, and died 1998. She married Living PERKINS.
    viii. Lister Hill THORNTON was born 23 MAR 1933, and died 2005 in Liver Cancer. He married Living NITA.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4

8. John Edward BROOKS was born 1872 in Tennessee, and died 1929 in Railroad..Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama. He was buried in 1900 census shows them by her parents in Lawrence TN. He was the son of 16. John Henry BROOKS and 17. Roxanna Permilia SMITH.

9. Anna "Annie" BALLARD was born 1877 in Lawrence, Maury County TN, and died 1963 in West 5th Street, Montgomery Alabama. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. She was the daughter of 18. James Calvin BALLARD and 19. Willie Eudora "Dora" Florence CRAIG.
   

Child of Anna "Annie" BALLARD and John Edward BROOKS is:
4.   i. James Edgar BROOKS was born 1895 in he was their only child, was in WWI , was born in TN, and died 1965 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama. He married Susie Mae COOPER 1923 in Montgomery AL, daughter of Levi Benjamin COOPER and Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth CARTER. She was born 12 DEC 1902 in Alabama, and died FEB 1977 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama.

10. Levi Benjamin COOPER was born 1859 in Chambers Alabama, and died BEF 1920 in Church of Cecil, AL by his sons * 1870 his parents lived not far from hers.. He was the son of 20. Charner Pinkney COOPER and 21. Sara F LEE.

11. Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth CARTER was born ABT 1867 in widowed on 1920 census, on West 5th Street, Montg AL, then she moved in with daughter Josephine, and died AFT 1930 in Greenwood by Josephine. She was buried in http://www.angelfire.com/blog/bozeman/brooksballardcooperhood/. She was the daughter of 22. Thomas Randolph CARTER and 23. Mary Josephine HEREFERD.
   

Children of Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth CARTER and Levi Benjamin COOPER are:
    i. Mary Josephine COOPER was born 1885. She married Herman MERIWETHER, son of MERIWETHER and CORNELIA. He was born 1900 in They are found in 1930 Pike Road, Montg AL census.
    ii. Thomas D. COOPER was born 1886. He married Mattie BROADWAY, daughter of Charles H BROADWAY and BECKIE. She was born 1893.
    iii. Benjamin Franklin COOPER was born ABT 1887. He married MABEL?.
    iv. John Henry COOPER was born ABT 1888. He married FLORENCE in possibly Coosada.
    v. Luther Hill COOPER was born 1892, and died in they divorced. He married Mollie VICE. She was born 1886.
5.   vi. Susie Mae COOPER was born 12 DEC 1902 in Alabama, and died FEB 1977 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama. She married James Edgar BROOKS 1923 in Montgomery AL, son of John Edward BROOKS and Anna "Annie" BALLARD. He was born 1895 in he was their only child, was in WWI , was born in TN, and died 1965 in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery Alabama.

12. George W Andrew THORINGTON was born JUL 1866 in Alabama, and died 1945 in they are buried in Central at Mt Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery off Hwy 9 in Elmore County Alabama. He was the son of 24. Charles W THORNTON and 25. Nancy Katherine CULPEPPER.

13. Mary Angeline PARTRIDGE was born OCT 1870 in Georgia, and died 1926 in Alabama - Aunt Lorraine remembers Mary as an Indian woman. She was the daughter of 26. George J PARTRIDGE and 27. Mildred F SMITH.
   

Children of Mary Angeline PARTRIDGE and George W Andrew THORINGTON are:
    i. Rhody A THORNTON was born 1890 in Alabama. She married Minnie L.
    ii. Mildred THORNTON was born SEP 1892 in Alabama. She married George MITCHELL. He was born in Eclectic.
6.   iii. Milton Elijah THORNTON was born 11 MAY 1894 in Alabama, and died 1 DEC 1953 in Cains Chapel. He married Bessie Mae HOOD, daughter of Lee Wesley HOOD and Ella Olivia BAXLEY. She was born 25 JUN 1900, and died 23 FEB 1982 in Slapout, Holtville, Alabama.
    iv. John T THORNTON was born 1896 in Alabama, and died in BHam. He married EVELYN.
    v. Robert Marvin "doc" THORNTON was born JAN 1899 in Alabama. He married Rolina COUSINS.
    vi. Lucy Ann THORNTON was born 1901 in Alabama. She married Urvon Bleauford GROSS 29 OCT 1931 in West Point, Troup, GA, son of Ellison Monroe GROSS and Nora Lee BLACKMON. He was born 25 NOV 1895 in Harris County, Georgia, and died 8 NOV 1959 in Montgomery Alabama.
    vii. Mamie L THORNTON was born 1902 in Alabama, and died in Detroit MI.
    viii. Jesse G THORNTON was born 1904 in Alabama. She married Raymond MATHIS. He died 1936 in Cop killed in Montgomery on High Street.
    ix. Glennie THORNTON was born 1906 in Alabama.
    x. George Andrew "Buster" THORNTON was born 1909 in Alabama. He married Mae DAVIS.
    xi. Addie Pearl THORNTON was born 1914 in Alabama.

14. Lee Wesley HOOD was born MAR 1859 in Alabama, and died MAY 1924 in Alabama. He was buried in Caines Chapel, Elmore, AL. He was the son of 28. David R. HOOD and 29. Susan ALLEN.

15. Ella Olivia BAXLEY was born 1871 in Cold Spring, Elmore, Alabama, and died 1948 in Cains Chapel Cemetery in Elmore County, Alabama. She was the daughter of 30. James H BAXLEY and 31. Maranda Louisa HOLT.
   

Children of Ella Olivia BAXLEY and Lee Wesley HOOD are:
    i. Minnie Lee HOOD. She married QUINN.
    ii. Stewart HOOD died in Deatsville, Alabama.
    iii. Allen Wesley HOOD was born 1897 in Alabama, and died 1972. He married Jessie Pearl SWINDALL. She was born 1899.
7.   iv. Bessie Mae HOOD was born 25 JUN 1900, and died 23 FEB 1982 in Slapout, Holtville, Alabama. She married Milton Elijah THORNTON, son of George W Andrew THORINGTON and Mary Angeline PARTRIDGE. He was born 11 MAY 1894 in Alabama, and died 1 DEC 1953 in Cains Chapel.
    v. Barnie Milton HOOD was born 1904. He married AUGUSTA.

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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

1. Living LIVING. He was the son of 2. Living WESTBROOK and 3. Living PENTON. He married Living BROOKS, daughter of Charles Wayne BROOKS and Living LORENA.
   


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2. Living WESTBROOK. He was the son of 4. Bruce Garland WESTBROOK and 5. Christine Elizabeth HOLLEY.

3. Living PENTON. She was the daughter of 6. Lige Bennett PENTON and 7. Verner Gertrude JONES.
   

Child of Living PENTON and Living WESTBROOK is:
1.   i. Living LIVING. He married Living BROOKS, daughter of Charles Wayne BROOKS and Living LORENA.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

4. Bruce Garland WESTBROOK was born 21 OCT 1919 in Octagon AL, and died 1968. He was the son of 8. Clarence Grauer WESTBROOK and 9. Carrie Hollis ETHERIDGE.

5. Christine Elizabeth HOLLEY. She was the daughter of 10. Walter Wm HOLLEY and 11. Martha Elizabeth Mattie PITTS.
   

Child of Christine Elizabeth HOLLEY and Bruce Garland WESTBROOK is:
2.   i. Living WESTBROOK. He married Living PENTON, daughter of Lige Bennett PENTON and Verner Gertrude JONES.

6. Lige Bennett PENTON was born 1923 in Coosa County, and died 15 JAN 2008 in Montgomery Alabama. He was the son of 12. Johnnie Joe PENTON and 13. Roxie Ann JOHNSTON.

7. Verner Gertrude JONES died 2008. She was the daughter of 14. Jesse Edward JONES and 15. Effie beatrice JONES.
   

Children of Verner Gertrude JONES and Lige Bennett PENTON are:
3.   i. Living PENTON. She married Living WESTBROOK, son of Bruce Garland WESTBROOK and Christine Elizabeth HOLLEY.
    ii. Living PENTON.
    iii. Johnny PENTON was born 1952, and died 1953.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4

8. Clarence Grauer WESTBROOK was born 15 OCT 1879 in Linden Alabama, and died 1952 in 1910 they lived next his parents near L Glass. He was the son of 16. George Grauer WESTBROOK and 17. Saralia Marcella Narcissa BRASWELL.

9. Carrie Hollis ETHERIDGE was born 1882, and died 1976 in http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/newlinden.html. She was the daughter of 18. John ETHERIDGE.
   

Children of Carrie Hollis ETHERIDGE and Clarence Grauer WESTBROOK are:
    i. Vera Belle WESTBROOK was born 1910, and died 1911 in http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/octagon.html.
    ii. Gilbert I. WESTBROOK was born 1912, and died 1936 in http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/octagon.html.
4.   iii. Bruce Garland WESTBROOK was born 21 OCT 1919 in Octagon AL, and died 1968. He married Christine Elizabeth HOLLEY in http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brooksgenealogy/Ancestors/Westbrook/index1.html, daughter of Walter Wm HOLLEY and Martha Elizabeth Mattie PITTS.
    iv. Maurine WESTBROOK was born 1908, and died 1984 in http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/thomaston.html. She married BARKLEY.
    v. Esther G. WESTBROOK was born 1915.
    vi. Clarence Hollis. WESTBROOK was born 1925, and died 1969 in http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/cems/newlinden.html.

10. Walter Wm HOLLEY was born 1872 in Felix AL, and died 5 JAN 1937 in See 1910 Dallas County census. He was the son of 20. Wm Henry Jackson HOLLEY and 21. Martha Sanders FIKE.

11. Martha Elizabeth Mattie PITTS was born 1872 in Marion AL. She was the daughter of 22. John Oliver PITTS and 23. Emma LESTER.
   

Children of Martha Elizabeth Mattie PITTS and Walter Wm HOLLEY are:
5.   i. Christine Elizabeth HOLLEY. She married Bruce Garland WESTBROOK in http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brooksgenealogy/Ancestors/Westbrook/index1.html, son of Clarence Grauer WESTBROOK and Carrie Hollis ETHERIDGE. He was born 21 OCT 1919 in Octagon AL, and died 1968.
    ii. Eugene Wilmot HOLLEY.
    iii. Emma Lurline HOLLEY.
    iv. Living HOLLEY.
    v. Living HOLLEY.
    vi. Living HOLLEY.
    vii. Living HOLLEY.
    viii. Living HOLLEY.
    ix. Living HOLLEY.

12. Johnnie Joe PENTON was born 19 AUG 1902. He was the son of 24. Francis Marion PENTON and 25. Elizabeth A. MOSLEY.

13. Roxie Ann JOHNSTON was born 1905. She was the daughter of 26. Emory M JOHNSTON and 27. Mattie Ann WILSON.
   

Child of Roxie Ann JOHNSTON and Johnnie Joe PENTON is:
6.   i. Lige Bennett PENTON was born 1923 in Coosa County, and died 15 JAN 2008 in Montgomery Alabama. He married Verner Gertrude JONES, daughter of Jesse Edward JONES and Effie beatrice JONES. She died 2008.

14. Jesse Edward JONES was born 5 JAN 1897 in 1/5/1973. He was the son of 28. George Joseph JONES and 29. Susan Matilda RHODES.

15. Effie beatrice JONES was born 28 AUG 1901 in 6/25/1975. She was the daughter of 30. Augusta Elofska JONES and 31. Mattie Elizabeth MCWATERS.
   

Child of Effie beatrice JONES and Jesse Edward JONES is:
7.   i. Verner Gertrude JONES died 2008. She married Lige Bennett PENTON, son of Johnnie Joe PENTON and Roxie Ann JOHNSTON. He was born 1923 in Coosa County, and died 15 JAN 2008 in Montgomery Alabama.

 

 
 
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Researching one's family tree is a long process and and only the ones close to your heart and in your life can be verified in the beginning.

Browsing through the many other family trees on the internet we can find thousands of new cousins, and thankfully there are many census records, cemetery records, etc. available to verify those.

Some may not be verified and need further research. I have ordered a few death certificates, browsed through boxes of our old family photos with names and dates on them, cards, letters, and notebooks, to put this together, yet am quite certain there are still many corrections and additions to come.

Dozens of new cousins have emailed me with some detail about their connection to my lineage and it's been wonderful getting to know you all. Some want me to show them their indian blood which is impossible, I only know my own. I know that my dad was one quarter Cherokee and his sister calls her son Regal Eagle and my mom's great great grandpa Stephens married a full blood Cherokee in SC before his journey to the Dublin / Ramer area where I have visited a few times to do my research. Her great great grandmother Nancy Anderson has two grandmothers from Cherokee blood and maybe more.

Both of my parents had Cherokee blood but it is highly possible there was some other native american blood in their lineage. Many of my mother's ancestors lived among the Creeks in the 1700s and my father's lineage was in Kentucky 1800 where many tribes had migrated, yet soon after, they all began to migrate to Iowa Territory and Indiana, ending up in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

it's been said that my dad's great grandfather John Wright Little refused an indian land allotment however he did uproot his family from their Kentucky roots to migrate to a homestead in Arkansas and his descendants ended up in Alabama.

When I was looking into my husband's line I was told that his mom's grandmother Partridge was an indian from Georgia and I did find her families on census there before they all moved into Elmore County.

Family Photos

  • Cherokee Children (53 KB)
    2005
  • 1915 Kansas (28 KB)
    Aunt Ruth Coonfield with Charles Gray, holding Luella's twins
  • Cherokee Mom (16 KB)
    Annie Lee Carter changed her name to Anne Alice Carter, because she had no idea that her grandmother was Annie Lee Stone Fenn Carter born about 1875, so she chose to use her own mother's name Alice. Annie Lee Stone might have been the full blood Cherokee we are searching for. Of course Annie Lee Stone might have married a half blood Wm Fenn in 1893 as we see the Cherokee blood runs strong in his mother's line of Harrell.
  • Uncle Billy Carter born 1935 (63 KB)
    Handsome Cherokee son of Cecil Earl Fenn Carter grew up to be security guard in Enid Oklahoma
  • Cherokee Great Grandparents (12 KB)
    Grandparents of Frankie Lavern Cochran left Kentucky for Arkansas, Benjamin Coonfield and Latte Cedonia Little.
  • 1956-1957 (447 KB)
    Great grand-daughter of Charles Allen McClain
  • Obituary Teegardin (177 KB)
    Frank's cousin Dorline Gray Teegardin
  • Emma Lorena Bozeman McClain (7 KB)
    Ramer Alabama Her Cherokee mother was Emma Alice Lorena Stephens
  • Obituary Cochran (62 KB)
    Frank's sister Mary Lou
  • Wm Franklin Fenn Jr b 1896 (10 KB)
    Thompson, Bullock County, Alabama
  • Uncle Sam and Nancy Little (10 KB)
    Luella's Uncle
  • Cecil Earl Fenn Carter, brother of W F Fenn Jr (13 KB)
    Thompson, Bullock County, Alabama born 1899 or 1900 died 1939
  • 1972 (48 KB)
    July 14, 1972 Charles and Kathy with Anne and Mary on Kiwanis Street
  • Robert Lee Fenn, brother of W F Fenn Jr (13 KB)
    Thompson, Bullock County, Alabama headstone found buried beside his brother, although Robert never appeared on the census
  • 1977 (47 KB)
    Charles and Kathy in friend's wedding
  • Emma Alice McClain Carter, wife of Cecil (2 KB)
    Ramer Alabama, daughter of Lorena Bozeman McClain
  • 1996 (79 KB)
    Funeral of Frankie Cochran December 1996. On Christmas Eve he hugged Kathy and said I love you more than you will ever know and at 3 am he was gone. Brother Darrell and sister Mary Lou shown by Deloris
  • William Lawrence Carter, son of Cecil & Alice (16 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama
  • Bubber - Bessie Mae Hood Thornton (114 KB)
    second photo is her daughter Mary Ella Thornton Brooks with her children
  • Uncle Emmett Fenn Obit 1959 (21 KB)
    Grandpa Cecil's brother
  • Cherokee Stephens Family (170 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama, from NC
  • Charles Allen McClain wed Lorena Bozeman 1908 (17 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • Stephens, W E (72 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • Sam (121 KB)
    riding horses
  • McClains, Charles and son Walton (25 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • 1980 (295 KB)
    Frank Cochran at Shriners Construction Site
  • OOTCHA Annie Broadway (49 KB)
    Ramer Alabama
  • 1850 (380 KB)
    Michael Stone in Macon County Alabama, Anna Stone Fenn's great grandfather came from Maryland
  • FENN, Virginia Leigh, daughter of WF Fenn JR (4 KB)
    Bullock Alabama
  • 1820 (482 KB)
    Charles McClain and Elizabeth Moon in Spartanburg had son Josiah who had James who had Josiah Marion McClain who served in the Civil War and marrie Elizabeth Broadway who had a son named Charles Allen McClain in Dublin Alabama
  • Carter, Mark b 1950 (5 KB)
    NC, son of Cecil Carter Jr
  • 1860 (472 KB)
    Elizabeth Broadway with parents Mary S. Stephens and Abner Broadway may have been Creek Indian Blood
  • 1956 Dad (30 KB)
    Living in Mesa Arizona, one of my dad's receipts for pay at his job.
  • 1850 (683 KB)
    Joe Stephens age 4 served in the Civil War and had a daughter named Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman - Grandfather Joseph later bought land near Talladega in his elder years, while many of his Stephens relatives migrated into Florida and Panama.
  • 1957 Arizona (23 KB)
    Living in Mesa Arizona, Uncle Billy took this picture of my family and his first wife Lillian.
  • 2000 (31 KB)
    Kathy
  • 1959 Alabama (20 KB)
    Easter Sunday with Roscoe and Katy Coley's grandson, Mike Carr - Kathy, Jr. Vic
  • Mary and James Brooks about 1975. (67 KB)
    Acapulco Vacation awarded to the John Deere employees. James's sister Christine Brooks Bridges attended.
  • Carter (33 KB)
    Victoria, daughter of Cecil Jr. Vickie was the half sister of Bradford Earl, Cecil Mark, Mike, and Jeffrey Earl. Cecil had married several times.
  • Surveying Greenwood Cemetery (55 KB)
    Fenn family plot owned by Orr is quite a mystery that surely some of the relatives can resolve. Perhaps Bob Fenn knows since he had Uncle Emmett buried there.
 

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    • Anne Carter 's Grandpa's Death Certificate (458 KB)
      Montgomery Alabama 1922 death certificate of William Franklin Fenn born 1855 in Tuskegee, Macon County Alabama, former Creek Indian Nation to Emeline Harrell and John Fenn of Georgia - John had served in the Civil War and moved his family to Alabama in the 1860s.
    • Anne Carter 's Uncle Frank Fenn (18 KB)
      Her daddy's brother born 1895 resided in Coosada, had a farm on Airport Road, a family cemetery and the Church Cemetery he donated, and later his land became Coosada Elementary School. Frank served in WWI and worked for the railroad and he was the father of Bob Fenn, the principal of Robinson Springs School around 1987. Frank's tombstone is next to his brother Robert's in their family graveplot. Robert never appeared on a census record but was known as Uncle Lee. Franks' features are very much like those of Billy Carter and of Mark Carter.
    • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (54 KB)
      1953 by the cactus in Arizona - They married in 1951 and moved to Tulsa Oklahoma for a while, then to Arizona, and then back through Mena Arkansas and Chetopa Kansas before returning to Alabama.
    • Frank Cochran (212 KB)
      Family photo about 1937 with Frank on the left
    • Mary Angeline Partridge Thornton (300 KB)
      Mother of Milton Elijah Thornton in Elmore County Alabama and the granny of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks.
    • Frank Cochran and Son Frank Jr and son (30 KB)
      Family in Montgomery about 1993
    • Minnie Lee Gibson (83 KB)
      Daughter of Ethel Mae Bozeman's daughter Ruby Gibson - Minnie's daughter contacted me and sent the picture; please do write again. It has been such a joy hearing from my new found cousins.
    • Frank Cochran's father as a child with Jacob (108 KB)
      Family in Kansas - "Pop" Frank Delbert Cochran was a handsome little lad with much resemblence to the pictures of his many grandsons, born to parents Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran - both had become widowed in Iowa 1870s and married there before migrating to Hill City of Graham County Kansas in 1882 .
    • Sam Little (984 KB)
      Uncle Sam was the son of John Wright Little and a brother to Lattie. Lattie told her children stories of their Indian Heritage while Uncle Sam would deny them all - he didn't want to be indian.
    • Frank Cochran's mother Luella (119 KB)
      Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie was born in Kentucky and Ben's family had been born in Indiana both with ancestors mentioned in those states' history books .
    • John T. Bozeman (3 KB)
      Son of Peter and Nancy, married Alice Stephens, having Ethel Mae and Lorena Emma Bozeman, this photo may have been taken around 1890. John is buried at Hills Chapel Cemetery in front of the church at Dublin beside his brother Peter James, who died of suicide.
    • Frank Cochran's mother Luella's MOM Lattie (63 KB)
      Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. This picture of Lattie shows her indian features quite nicely. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War.
    • Home (105 KB)
      kids
    • Frank Cochran's great grandmother Crigler (323 KB)
      Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War. This picture of Lattie as a small child with her sister Sadonia and their mother Catherine Crigler of Kentucky. Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Roby and Abraham Crigler who were of Mixed Blood.
    • Home (131 KB)
      kids
    • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (479 KB)
      John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811.
    • Home (45 KB)
      Westbrook Surnames: Grauer, Braswell, Glass, Holley, Penton, Jones, Johnson, and more.
    • cousin (128 KB)
      Mark
    • cousin (15 KB)
      Brad
    • Tombstone of Elijah Lee (28 KB)
      One of the many grandfathers of Charles Brooks was born in 1777 SC and settled in Chambers County Alabama by 1830 is buried beside his wife and his son at Old Harmony Church. Elijah's daughter Sarah Lee married her neighbor Charner P . Cooper, a Civil War soldier and had a son named Levi Benjamin Cooper who settled in Hope Hull on T. R. Carter's plantation as a laborer and then married Carter's daughter.
    • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (26 KB)
      John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811. This picture of John as he got older and grey.
    • John W. Little's cousin Lucius Powhatan Little (40 KB)
      John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books.
    • Lucius Powhatan Little's Mother (33 KB)
      John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books. This picture of Martha Wright is all we have of that lineage, lovely lady with indian features died of euthanasia according to old records of LP and his daughter Laura.
    • John Wright Little Family Photo (39 KB)
      About 1900 he moved them all to Marble, Arkansas after his wife died and appeared on the 1900 and 1910 census
    • Baxley, James H. (483 KB)
      One of the many grandfathers of Charles Brooks, served in the Civil War and had a farm in Holtville, Elmore County. Much information of Grandpa Baxley was sent by cousin Glenda, a new found email pal with extensive Baxley family research.
    • Kathy Cochran wed Charles W. Brooks (33 KB)
      Photo taken about 1995 before he got sick with colon cancer. Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr
    • Charles W. Brooks' parents (6 KB)
      Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr - Parents of Mary Ella were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E. Brooks.
    • Susie Mae Cooper's dad (50 KB)
      Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama.
    • Susie Mae Cooper (40 KB)
      Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama. Sarah Lee's father was Elijah Lee born 1777 South Carolina and had served in the War of 1812, then married in Georgia to Malinda Phillips, settled in Chambers County upon land purchased directly from a Creek Indian and they are buried there - tombstones found at the Old Harmony Church beside their son James Lee who died in the Civil War..... This picture of Susie Mae with her spouse James E. Brooks.
    • Susie Mae Cooper with her mother Sarah (68 KB)
      Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Sarah was the daughter of Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia and Thomas Randolph Carter of SC who had settled in Hope Hull. Thomas served in the Civil War and it is written that he furnished his own horse and it is written that he spent time in a Virginia Hospital during a sickness and one can only wonder if that is where he met the beautiful Mary Hereferd because her entire family soon moved into Montgomery Alabama.
    • Susie Mae Cooper 's granny (58 KB)
      Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Mary's parents were Jemima Ramsey and John Herriford of Virginia, all migrated to Alabama.
    • Grandpa Stone (90 KB)
      Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter - parents of Augustus were Sarah Davies and Benjamin Wilburne Stone but census transcribers listed him as Stowe......all born in Georgia they are found in 1850 Macon Alabama and the father of Benjamin resided beside him named Michael Stone born in Maryland 1700s.
    • Grandma Stone (88 KB)
      Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter and his wife was Mary Ann Hendrick of Georgia - her father was Christopher Columbus Hendrick, who moved on from Alabama into Texas after his daughter left home.
    • Annie (440 KB)
      Annie Carter was named after her grandmother Anna Lou Stone. Annie was Kathy's mother. Annie had open heart surgery in 1980 just weeks before Beverly was born but managed to walk into that hospital to hold her first grand daughter with amazing strength and pride in her family.
    • Grandpa Charles McClain (1888 KB)
      Death Certificate - his daughter Alice married Cecil Earl Fenn Carter, the son of Anna Stone. Charlie raised the children of Alice and Cecil when they died by 1939. Charlie was the son of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain. Census records show the date of birth of Charlie was 1886 and all other records seem to differ because his wife was not very educated. Few could read or write back then. His funeral memorial booklet shows the names of his parents, wife, and many children. Served in WWI but has no headstone on his grave at Dublin Church of Christ. Grandpa had lazy eye but none of the children inherited it.
    • Susie Mae Cooper 's grandfather (35 KB)
      Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. This picture of Thomas shows his first wife Lacy Bozeman and their family before the epidemic. When Thomas died, Mary had him buried near Lacy and their children and Mary never married again and never had any more children.
    • William Marion McClain (1713 KB)
      Charlie's cousin by his father's first marriage. They all connect to Josiah Marion McClain born 1838. Josiah was first married to Julia America King in Georgia who bore him several children - Josiah served in the Civil War, injured at the Battle of Franklin TN and apparently sent back to Alabama to recover but obviously forgot about his family and remarried. Julia filed for divorce for dessertion in 1872 and tried to apply into the Cherokee Nation Rolls. His second wife Elizabeth filed for a Widows Pension in 1897.
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      Annie Clark Ballard of Tennessee married John E Brooks and had only one son named James. This beautiful Annie's parents were Dora Craig and James Ballard of Tennessee early 1800s history.
    • Charles McClain's wife Lorena Bozeman (11 KB)
      Not sure who posted her as his mother on his death certificate. Lorena was the daughter of Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman of the Dublin/ Ramer area in Montgomery County and she had indian blood.
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      Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
    • Lorena's sister Ethel Mae Bozeman (91 KB)
      with husband Jace Gibson who was also first cousin to Charlie McClain because their own mothers were sisters ( Broadway ) Ruby on horse - Ruby was mother of Elizabeth who we met in Dublin at the Hills Chapel Church. Ethel's children and grandchildren are still living in that Dublin/ Ramer area and can lead you to much of their heritage.
    • Cemetery at Hope Hull (21 KB)
      Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
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      Ethel's father in law came from South Carolina
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      states he was born 1793 and a tree separates him from one of his wive's graves. He came from Darlington South Carolina with his father Peter who had served in the American Revolution and their many families to settle in Hope Hull in 1826. Jesse bought 160 acres in 1827 while his father wrote letters found at the Probate Office where he expected free land for his military service. Peter died in 1829 and is buried closeby one would expect - his grave is not yet found. Jesse is buried near his daughter Lacy's very large monument and his son James Freeman Bozeman who died in the Civil War, and many of Lacy's children.
    • 1920 Anna Lou Stone Fenn Carter Dasher in Macon GA (133 KB)
      Apparently she is now widowed and taking care of her mother - Cecil was in Fort Bliss in the Army.
    • Tombstone of Peter Edward Bozeman (1350 KB)
      Son of Martha Hill and William Henry Bozeman of Darlington SC who also settled in Hope Hull.....William was born about 1802 a son of Peter and brother of Jesse. Wm's son Peter Edward was married to Nancy Jane Anderson and he served in the Civil War and she got his pension - papers at Probate Office - Nancy had son named John Thomas Bozeman who married Alice Lorena Stephens. This tombstone is found in Dublin behind the Hills Chapel Church while his son John is buried in front of the church.
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      Tombstone - Civil War Soldier - married Louisa Holt and had Ella Olivia Baxley who married L W Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood. His father Joseph Baxley was born about 1815 in Georgia and was married to Mary Evans, in 1841 Chambers County Alabama, - all found in 1850 Macon County Alabama but in 1860 were back in Muskogee Georgia
    • Tombstone Ella Olivia Baxley Hood (94 KB)
      Mother of Bessie Mae - Ella was daughter of James Baxley in Holtville, Elmore County, Alabama
    • Tombstone L. W. Hood (58 KB)
      Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - father of Bessie Mae Hood Thornton......L. W. was called Wesley.
    • Tombstone Bessie Mae Hood Thornton (34 KB)
      Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - mother of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks was nicknamed Bubber. Bessie was married to Milton Elijah Thornton and Bessie's parents were Ella Olivia Baxley and L. W. Hood. Milton's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton of 1800s Georgia who had settled in Cold Springs, Elmore.
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      The Indian Territory that our ancestors traveled through in 1830
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      Tallapoosa County Alabama
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      Dublin burial, mother of Lorena McClain
    • 1930 James Brooks (1512 KB)
      Montgomery Alabama - wife Susie Mae Cooper. Susie bore him a son James Jr. and called him Bubba.
    • Anne Carter Cochran (18 KB)
      Married to Frank Cochran, she had Kathy in Broken Arrow Oklahoma and then they moved to Mesa Arizona where her sons were born
    • Beverly at Coosa River (816 KB)
      Surveying the Cemetery where the Baxleys are buried
    • Anne Carter Cochran (59 KB)
      Birth Announcement from Montgomery Advertiser
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      Louisa Miranda Holt born 1847 was granny to "Bubber" Bessie Mae Hood Thornton and great great granny of Charles W. Brooks
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      Cecil Earl Fenn Carter born 1900
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      Beverly photographs tombstones of her great great grandparents tombstones, Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton, the parent of Milton Elijah Thornton near Santuck, in Central at the Mount Hebron Primitive Baptist Church.
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      Alice Emily McClain Carter, daughter of Lorena Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain
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      Frank Cochran's granny was married to Jacob Cochran and named a son Frank Delbert Cochran. When Jacob died the widow made her rounds, spending a few months with each of her grown children's families. She smoked a pipe, read the ashes and taught them to pop corn. her ancestors of Ireland had settled in Rockinham Virginia where we find Rev. Alexander Miller of the 1700s buried at Cooks Creek Cemetery. Clora's mother was Mary Clara Parker of Ohio, who some say made medicine with the indians, born to Sara Tefft and Archelaus Parker of the New York Indian County. Tefft has a wonderful 1600s history in Rhode Island, where one of the Uncles was hanged by King Phillip.
    • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (60 KB)
      Montgomery Alabama about 1950
    • Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman tombstone (29 KB)
      Widow of Peter Edward Bozeman, is buried by two of her sons in this family plot, not far from the Brooks and Coopers and Fenns who are also buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama.
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      Montgomery Alabama 1939 death certificate confirms his parents to be Ann Stone and Wm Frank Fenn as witnessed by his brother Emmett Marvin Fenn
    • Walton McClain (35 KB)
      with Charlie McClain on the farm in Ramer about 1930 - Walton joined the military for most of his life and earned his PHD. buried at Alexandria VA
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      Son of Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran served in WWI while Jacob was a Civil War soldier of the Ohio Infantry.
    • Uncle Cecil Earl Carter born 1932 (33 KB)
      Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter was the father of Victoria Carter, all buried at Memorial Cemetery except Vickie who was cremated by her half sisters.
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      Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter he was the brother of Anne and Cecil Jr. Alice died giving birth to "Billy". Billy spent most of his life in Indian Territory Oklahoma.
    • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran in Arizona 1957 (447 KB)
      Pictures taken by Billy Carter, Anne's brother, accompanied by Lillian, Billy's first wife.
     

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