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Descendants of Joseph Henry Railey

Generation No. 3


6. AMANDA3 RAILEY (ABAGAIL (ABBA)2, JOSEPH HENRY1) was born 29 Mar 1874 in Cureton, Alabama, and died 06 Jun 1954 in Eufaula, Alabama, Barbour Co..
     
Child of A
MANDA RAILEY is:
12. i.   BENNIE LOU4 RAILEY, b. 1895.


7. CHARLIE STEVEN3 RAILEY (ABAGAIL (ABBA)2, JOSEPH HENRY1) was born 24 Jul 1885 in Cureton, Henry County, Alabama, and died 21 Mar 1955 in Eufaula, Alabama, Barbour Co.. He married (1) MAE WITT. He married (3) MALLIE MAE MILLS Bef. 1911 in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, daughter of JOSIAH MILLS and PRUDENCE BOWEN. She was born 07 Mar 1895 in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, and died 02 Jan 1936 in Dothan, Alabama.

Notes for C
HARLIE STEVEN RAILEY:
My father Charlie Steven Railey was born in Henry County, Alabama, in the Abbeville District. He was the natural son of Edward Hopewell Wiggins. Ed Wiggins ran a bridle shop for horses and buggies. This was in the horse and buggy days. He had pretty plenty I think. Charlie Steven Railey went to see him once, after Mallie Mae Mills Railey died. He came home and said the old man asked him if he would give him the four little girls, who had no mother to care for them. He said he was able to take care of them. But, Charlie Steven Railey said no. Charlie worked for Ed Wiggins when he was a young boy. Ed Wiggins lived somewhere around Abbeville, Alabama, at this time, I think. He was still living in 1936-37. This was the last time Charlie Steven heard from his father. Edd Wiggins wasn't the father of Manda and Ellin Railey. J.B. Railey (Charlie Steven's grandson) says we are not true Railey. I say we are. We have as much Railey about us as we do Wiggins. Had grandmother Abigail Railey been a son we would have carried the Railey name anyway. Yet, Abigail had as much Railey blood as her brother Henry. We were born with the name and we have the blood. That makes us really Railey... Charlie Steven Railey wasn't the only Railey to carry his mother's name instead of the father's. Abigail Railey's son, Ellie Railey and Sarah Railey's son, Willie Railey carried their mothers maiden name, too.
Notes from the personal history of Mallie Mae Railey Ragan, 10/20/1976. Georgetown, Ga.

"After the death of Mallie Mae Mills, Charlie Steven married two more times. His second wife was Toy Railey, widow of Jimmy Railey. Jimmy Railey was Charlie S. Railey's first cousin, his uncle Henry Railey's son. Jimmy Railey married Toy Register. Jimmy shot himself. Don't know it was accidental or not. They had one child Mary Hope Railey, Mary married a Musselman, maybe (M.G.) in Eufaula, Alabama. After Papa died Toy married three or four more times. She had five children I know about. They all used the Railey name. So did she after each marriage failed. So, they weren't blood relative to our family. Toy Railey was accidentally killed when hit by a car. Papa and Toy were walking home from church one night and a car came along. It hit Toy and killed her instantly. Funny thing, though, the children did not list Charlie Steven Railey as her husband in the obituary in the paper. Don't know who gave the information. I guess they never recognized him as her husband. But, then, Mary Hope Railey Musselman seemed to be ashamed of her own mother. She ran a restaurant uptown and when Toy went to visit her she had to go to the back door. I saw Mary Hope one time. She came to Toy's funeral a few minutes before it started. She left a few minutes after it was over. She didn't bring her children or husband, She came alone and left that way. Her children that used the Railey house were: John Railey, Lucille, Lottie Railey (Lottie took something and it killed her.) I think there was five or six of them. Only Mary Hope Railey was a blood relative.

Charlie Railey then married Mae Witt Gilbert--December 5, 1953. Papa had me write that date down in my bible but, that has to be wrong. There was a baby, 'Little Charlie' but we were never sure it was papa's child. John Surret claimed him and raised him as his own. Johnny Wayne Railey 'Little Charlie' (Mae Witt Gilbert's son), was born about a year and a half after Papa died. Mae Witt Gilbert was a sister to Ray Gilbert and Mary Lou Gilbert Railey (Charlie Dee Railey's wife). Talk about strange relationships, look at this! When marrying, Mae Witt Gilbert, Charlie Steven Railey became a brother-in-law to his own son. Charlie Dee Railey's wife Mary Lou Gilbert was already his daughter-in-law. Mae Witt Gilbert then became the step mom to her own sister. Mary Lou became a daughter-in-law to her own sister, Mae Witt Gilbert. Annie Ruth Railey, Charlie Dee Railey's daughter, became Mary's step-grand-daughter. She was already Mae Witt Gilbert's niece. Ruth Railey's grandfather, Charlie Steven Railey, then became her uncle. 'Little Charlie' the said son of Charlie Steven Railey and Mae Witt Gilbert then became Ruth Railey's, uncle, and also her first cousin. Mary Lou Gilbert who was 'Little Charlie' aunt already, became his sister-in-law. Charlie Dee Railey, was Little Charlie's half-brother and uncle. Charlie Steven Railey and Mae Witt Gilbert really fixed up a relationship for our family."

Notes taken from the personal family history of Mallie Mae Railey Ragan. 10/20/1976
Georgetown, Georgia.[New rolison.FTW]




More About C
HARLIE STEVEN RAILEY:
Burial: 1954, Buried Old Columbia

More About M
ALLIE MAE MILLS:
Burial: 04 Jan 1936, Dothan, Alabama

More About C
HARLIE RAILEY and MALLIE MILLS:
Marriage: Bef. 1911, Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama
     
Child of C
HARLIE RAILEY and MAE WITT is:
  i.   JOHNNY WAYNE4 RAILEY.
  Notes for JOHNNY WAYNE RAILEY:
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Johnny Wayne was born over a year after the death of Charlie Steven Railey. Mae Witt did not remarry
but she claimed Charlie Steven Railey was Johnny Wayne's father. He claimed to be Charlie Steven Railey's son and half-brother to Charlie Steven Railey and Mallie Mae Mills children. Mae Witt left Johnny Wayne "Little Charlie" with John Surrett and his wife. Johnny Wayne did write Annie Ruth Railey but told her in the letter he was not a Railey. John Surrett may have adopted him. Really, he may have been John Surrett's natural child.
Notes from Railey family history, Mallie Mae Railey Ragan, October 20, 1976. Georgetown Ga.[New rolison.FTW]

Johnny Wayne was born over a year after the death of Charlie Steven Railey. Mae Witt did not remarry
but she claimed Charlie Steven Railey was Johnny Wayne's father. He claimed to be Charlie Steven Railey's son and half-brother to Charlie Steven Railey and Mallie Mae Mills children. Mae Witt left Johnny Wayne "Little Charlie" with John Surrett and his wife. Johnny Wayne did write Annie Ruth Railey but told her in the letter he was not a Railey. John Surrett may have adopted him. Really, he may have been John Surrett's natural child.
Notes from Railey family history, Mallie Mae Railey Ragan, October 20, 1976. Georgetown Ga.


     
Children of CHARLIE RAILEY and MALLIE MILLS are:
  ii.   JAY B.4 RAILEY, b. 29 Feb 1912, Quitman County, Georgia; d. 18 Oct 1988, Eufaula, Alabama, Barbour Co.; m. NEVER MARRIED..
13. iii.   NELLIE MAE RAILEY, b. 15 Apr 1914, Quitman County, Georgia; d. 10 May 1958, Randolph County, Georgia.
14. iv.   JOHN A. RAILEY, b. 14 Nov 1915, Quitman County, Georgia; d. 08 Dec 1983, Dothan, Alabama.
15. v.   CHARLIE DEE RAILEY, b. 10 Sep 1921, Eufaula, Alabama (Buried Georgetown, Georgia); d. 01 Feb 1984, Eufaula, Alabama, Barbour Co..
16. vi.   MALLIE MAE RAILEY, b. 13 Mar 1924, Eufaula, Alabama, Barbour Co.; d. 1995, Eufaula, Alabama, Barbour Co..
17. vii.   MARY ELIZABETH RAILEY, b. 22 Jun 1926, Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama; d. 23 May 1970, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama.
18. viii.   LILLIE JANE RAILEY, b. 20 Aug 1927, Randolph County, Georgia; d. 23 Dec 1967.
19. ix.   FRANCES LUCILLE RAILEY, b. 21 Aug 1928, Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama.


8. MINNIE CAROLINE3 RAILEY (HENRY JOSEPH2, JOSEPH HENRY1) was born 12 Feb 1885 in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, and died 19 Dec 1957 in Pea Ridge, Santa Rosa, Florida. She married (1) CHARLEY THOMAS SHIRA. He was born 10 Jan 1895 in Coffee County, Alabama, and died 09 Mar 1932 in Bonifay, Holmes, Florida. She married (2) IRA BOWEN.
     
Children of M
INNIE RAILEY and CHARLEY SHIRA are:
  i.   EVELYN LUCILE4 SHIRA, b. 23 Jun 1918, Geneva County, Alabama; d. 02 Dec 1995, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida; m. ESKER ADOLF BABB.
  ii.   JOSHUA SHIRA, b. 11 Feb 1921.
  iii.   HOMET SHIRA, b. 1925.
  iv.   SIMON SAUL SHIRA, b. 12 Nov 1926.
  v.   HARRIET IRENE SHIRA, b. 31 Jan 1930; d. 26 Jan 2001, Milton, Florida; m. MAURICE SHELTON DOODLE DOZIER; b. 19 Oct 1930, Esto, Holmes, Florida; d. 10 Nov 1994, Northport, Alabama.
     
Children of MINNIE RAILEY and IRA BOWEN are:
  vi.   LINDA ELIABETH4 BOWEN, b. 04 Nov 1908, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama; d. 06 Sep 1993, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama; m. JOSEPH A. BABB.
  vii.   ISABELLA BOWEN, b. 11 Feb 1912, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama; d. 15 Apr 1912, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama.


9. CLAYTON ALLEN3 RAILEY (HENRY JOSEPH2, JOSEPH HENRY1) was born 29 Aug 1906 in Dothan , Henry County, Alabama, and died 29 Jun 1964. He married (1) EUNICE MADISON OLIVER. She was born 17 Oct 1904 in Washington, D.C..
     
Child of C
LAYTON RAILEY and EUNICE OLIVER is:
  i.   EUNICE4 MIRIAM, RAILEY, b. 27 Dec 1925, Washington, DC..


10. WILLIAM H.3 RAILEY (SARAH2, JOSEPH HENRY1) was born 1875. He married (1) ANNIE BELLE?.

Notes for W
ILLIAM H. RAILEY:

William H. Railey is found in the 1910 Henry County, Alabama census
living with his wife Anna Belle and young son Homer. Also living there is
William H. Railey's mother Sarah Railey age 48, his grandmother Elender age 86, and his sister Leola Railey, age 14.
     
Children of W
ILLIAM RAILEY and ANNIE BELLE? are:
  i.   HOMER4 RAILEY, b. Abt. 1911.
20. ii.   JIMMY L. RAILEY, b. Abt. 1913.
  iii.   WILLIAM H. RAILEY, b. Abt. 1914.


11. NELLIE3 RAILEY (SARAH2, JOSEPH HENRY1) was born 1878. She married HENDERSON.
     
Children of N
ELLIE RAILEY and HENDERSON are:
  i.   CHESTER4 HENDERSON.
  ii.   ROBERT HENDERSON.
21. iii.   J.B. HENDERSON.
  iv.   ? HENDERSON, b. Dothan, Alabama.


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