Welcome to our Home Page! I began my research in 1996. It has been very interesting and rewarding. Most of our ancestors have been from the areas of South Georgia in the counties of Decatur & Grady and in North Florida in the counties of Gadsden, Leon, and Jackson. Most of our ancestors came to these areas from North Carolina & South Carolina. I will be updating this page regularly so check back often for new information.
The following SURNAMES are in my lines:
The SURNAMES in my husband's lines are:
I welcome your comments and/or additions or corrections.
Glenda STEPHENS McDougald
- Roland Girls about March 1949 (101 KB)
(left to right) Audrey Roland, Irma "Tiney" Roland, Doris Roland, & Virginia "Punk" Roland.
- Jesse W. Roland & Fannie L. Mashburn Roland (80 KB)
This picture was taken about 1915 shortly after my grandparents(Jesse & Fannie) were married. It was probably taken somewhere around Calvary, Grady County, Georgia.
- Jesse Stephens (27 KB)
Jesse Stephens was born abt. 1801 in Burke County, Georgia and died after 1860 in Jackson County, Florida. He married Mary Polly Dykes on July 29, 1821 in Laurens County, Georgia. Jesse Stephens moved his family to Gadsden County, Florida around 1825. He was the father of Ebenezer, Matilda, Amanda, Mary, Jacob, Julia, Amazia, and Jesse.
- Jesse Roland Family & Grandma Mashburn (1941) (13 KB)
This picture was taken November 30, 1941 in Climax, Decatur County, Georgia. It was taken in front of Grandma Martha Mashburn's house. The Jesse Walter Roland, Sr. family had been to visit Grandma Mashburn on this day because Aunt Melissa and Uncle Bill were leaving that day to move to New York. I also realized when I was examining this picture that it was Grandma Martha Mashburn's birthday. So everyone was probably celebrating Grandma's birthday that day also. She was 71.(Left to Right) lst.Row: Jesse W. Roland,Jr, Doris Roland, Audrey Roland, 2nd. Row, Virginia Roland, Fannie Mashburn Roland, Martha Colvin Mashburn, Melissa Mashburn Howell, Irma Roland, 3rd.Row, Jesse W. Roland,Sr., Elma Roland.
- Ebenezer Stephens (73 KB)
Ebenezer Stephens was born abt. 1824 in Laurens County, Georgia and died January 04, 1894 in Calvary, Decatur County, Georgia. He married (1)Mary Ann "Polly" Elkins abt. 1842. (2) Mary Ann Elizabeth Johnson Nov. 04, 1863 in Gadsden County, Florida. Children of Ebenezer and Polly were: Lewis Green, Saphronia Jane, Sarah Isabella, Mary Ann Elizabeth, Martha Caroline, Jacob Henry, and Jesse Young Stephens. Children of Ebenezer and Mary Johnson were: Julia Ann, Nancy Candacy, James S. and Samuel Stephens. Ebenezer served in the Army of the Confederate States from August 22, 1863 until surrender in May 15, 1865. He enlisted in Quincy, FL and was attached to the Florida Calvary, 5th. battalion, Co. D. He was paroled in Tallahassee, FL in April of 1865. Civil War Records describe Ebenezer as being a man of dark hair, blue eyes, light skin and standing 5 feet, seven inches (5'7") in height. He was a farmer. He is buried in the Stephens Cemetery in Calvary, GA on the property that he owned and farmed. His lst. wife, Polly Elkins was the 1st. person buried in this cemetery. There are about 29 graves in this cemetery.
- The William Green Johnson Family (52 KB)
This picture is of William Green Johnson and his second wife, Dora Jane Ferrell, and their daughter, Nellie Mae Johnson. WILLIAM GREEN JOHNSON was born June 21, 1838 in Decatur Co., Georgia, and died February 24, 1922 in Concord, Gadsden Co., Florida. He married (1) LOUISA JANE TRULUCK March 08, 1866 in Calvary, Decatur Co., Georgia, daughter of GEORGE TRULUCK and ELIZABETH MAXWELL. She was born January 17, 1843 in Gadsden Co., Florida, and died March 22, 1887 in Concord, Gadsden Co., Florida. He married (2) DORA JANE FERRELL January 29, 1892 in Gadsden Co., Florida. She was born Abt. 1860 in Florida, and died Unknown.
Children of WILLIAM JOHNSON and LOUISA TRULUCK are:
i. EMMA ELIZABETH " BETH"3 JOHNSON, b. January 02, 1868, Gadsden County, Florida; d. February 01, 1944, Decatur Co., Georgia; m. THOMAS H. HOLT, Unknown; b. February 06, 1863, Gadsden Co., Florida; d. January 11, 1937, Climax, Decatur County, Georgia.
ii. GEORGE S. JOHNSON, b. July 03, 1870; d. Unknown.
iii. JAMES P. (JIM) JOHNSON, b. March 26, 1872; d. December 01, 1960; m. MATTIE K. BELL, January 22, 1897; b. February 08, 1878; d. July 30, 1936.
iv. THOMAS IRVEN JOHNSON, b. September 14, 1876; d. July 26, 1942, Calvary, Grady Co., Georgia; m. MARY OLIVE (OLLIE) BRYANT, July 15, 1900, Calvary, Grady Co., Georgia; b. May 03, 1879, Calvary, Decatur Co., Georgia; d. November 15, 1943, Calvary, Grady Co., Georgia.
v. GUSTAVOUS L. JOHNSON, b. October 14, 1876; d. June 25, 1962; m. MARY IDELLA NAZWORTH, Unknown; b. February 13, 1886; d. August 28, 1970.
vi. MCDANIEL JOHNSON, b. June 05, 1879; d. February 25, 1965; m. SUE BELL, November 22, 1903; b. March 15, 1881; d. November 20, 1968.
vii. HOLLON LOU JOHNSON, b. December 23, 1881, Concord, Gadsden Co., Florida?; d. May 30, 1943, Concord, Gadsden Co., Florida?; m. JOHN WILLIAM POPPELL; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
viii. ALEXANDER JOHNSON, b. March 21, 1887; d. Unknown.
Child of WILLIAM JOHNSON and DORA FERRELL is:
ix. NELLIE MAE3 JOHNSON, b. April 30, 1892; d. Unknown.
Civil War: According to Green's pension papers dated July 17, 1903 in Gadsden County, Florida, he enlisted on or about the 1st. day of March 1862 in Captain S. B. Love's Company, in Gadsden County, Florida. While in actual service in said company 6th. Florida Regiment, of the State of Florida and in line of duty as such soldier, at Greensboro, State of North Carolina on or about the 26th. day of April 1865, and was honorably discharged at the expiration of the War between the States of the United States.
William Green Johnson was a Mason. He was a member of the Concordia Lodge No. 28, Concord, Gadsden County, Florida.
- McDougald - Hayes Wedding (943 KB)
Jennifer Nicole McDougald & Eric Shannon Hayes were married October 4, 2003 at the Mansell House & Gardens in Alpharetta, GA.
- Mashburn's Wagon Transportation abt. 1923 (13 KB)
Roy Mashburn & his wife, Irma, & girls had come to Calvary, Grady County, GA from New Orleans, LA for a visit abt. 1923. (left to right): Maudie Mashburn Wilson seated in chair, baby unknown, J. T. Mashburn (standing), Melissa Mashburn, Roy Mashburn, Alice Wilson, Irma Mashburn, child unknown, & Samuel Braxton "Pa" Mashburn driving the wagon, John C. Mashburn standing in front of wagon.
- Stephen Calvin Roland, Jr. Family abt. 1910 (64 KB)
lst. Row (L - R): Stephen Calvin Roland, Jr., Roy Dykes, Margaret Rebekah Meritt Roland.
2nd. Row: Jesse Walter Roland, Sr., Joe Dykes, Minnie Roland, Ella Roland, Florence Roland, Charlie Houck.
- The Walter Pershing McDougald Family abt. 1957 (9 KB)
lst. Row (left to right): Libby McDougald, Margaret Jones McDougald, Walter Pershing McDougald. (2nd.Row): Tommy McDougald, Charles McDougald, Larry McDougald
- Fannie, Maudie, & Ella (17 KB)
(left to right): Fannie Lucile Mashburn Roland, Mary Maudie Mashburn Lowe, Melissa Ella Roland. This picture was taken about 1915. The location of the picture was probably somewhere around Calvary, Grady County, Georgia.
- "Mattie" and "Uncle Sam" Mashburn (86 KB)
Martha Elizabeth Colvin Mashburn & Samuel Braxton Mashburn. Picture was taken in New Orleans, LA (abt. 1931) while they were visiting their son, Roy, and his wife Irma.