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Susan Aldridge # John Sellers # Birth: ABT 1817 in Georgia # Note: The descendants of John Sellers for the most part were complied by cousins jointly: Betty Parrish, Nashville, TN & Linda Davis, Fernandina Beach, FL. ldavis8@msn.com Susan Aldridge John Sellers was the son of John Sellars and Jane Carter, daughter of Mathew Carter, Rev. Soldier. Early Wiregrass researchers confused John with his older first cousin John Millender Sellars, son of Samuel Sellars and Mary Bishop (Wiregrass Books Vol. 3). John’s grandfather was Samuel Sellars, Rev Soldier of NC (Vol. 2). John Sellers and Keziah Rowe with family are shown in the 1850 Census for Dist. 442, Appling Co., Georgia, page 13B and 14 (Ancestry.com Images 10 and 11). In the 1850 Census of Appling County, Francis Sellers is enumerated with John Sellers’ family. Francis is not grouped by age with John’s children in the census, but added at the end of the household suggesting that he is not one of John’s children. By 1860, Francis was living with a Hughes family. He is believed to be a younger brother of John. Francis married Sarah McEachen (without a Smith middle name)d/o Archibald and Sarah McEachen. Francis/Frank Sellers was born 1836 and died during the Civil War on 18 October 1863 in Cassville, Georgia. He left a young widow Sarah McEachin with infant son, John Morgan Seller, born 11 August 1863 and lived his entire life with his large family in Appling County, Georgia. Information obtained from McEachin researcher. John Sellers and family are shown in the 1860 Census for Appling Co., Georgia in the Southern Dist., Page 49 (Ancestry.com Image 49) and the 1870 Census for Charlton Co., Georgia, Page 44 (Ancestry.com Image 44). Father: John Sellers b: ABT 1770 in Duplin,North Carolina Mother: Jane Carter b: ABT 1774 in Duplin,North Carolina Marriage 1 Keziah Rowe b: ABT 1814 in North Carolina * Married: ABT 1834 Children 1. Mary Ann Sellers b: ABT 1838 in Georgia 2. Nancy Ann Sellers b: ABT 1839 in Georgia 3. John Francis Sellers b: ABT 1840 in Georgia married Sarah Smith McEachen d/o Daniel and Harriet McEachen and he died in 1863 4. Jane Sellers b: ABT 1842 in Georgia 5. Keziah Sellers b: ABT 1846 in Georgia 6. Sarah A Sellers b: 9 FEB 1848 in Georgia 7. Samuel Sellers b: ABT 1849 in Georgia 8. Nellie Sellers b: ABT 1850 in Appling County,Georgia 9. Manning Sellers b: ABT 1852 in Georgia 10. Isabella Sellers b: 15 JUN 1853 in Appling County,Georgia 11. Lucretia Sellers b: ABT 1858 in Georgia 12. Silas Sellers b: ABT 1858 in Georgia 13. Julia Sellers b: 13 SEP 1861 in Georgia Francis Sellers 1836-37 is a younger brother to John 1817 and to Leacy 1816 who married into the Hughes family. 1860 Census - Appling Co. GA h. 513, Beedy Hughes, 50, GA ( have you seen the writing?is it Leacy and where are her other children?) John, 18, Samuel, 16, William, 14, Martha, 8, Francis Sellers, 22 (1837) John SELLERS -father to John who married Keziah Rowe and to Francis Sellers 1837 who married Sarah McEachen (without a Smith middle name)d/o Archibald and Sarah McEachen. # Birth: 1770 in Duplin County, NC 1 # Death: WFT Est. 1771-1860 1 # Note: John and his brother Samuel moved across the Altamaha River into Appling County, GA. Father: Samuel SELLERS ,Sr. R.S. b: ABT. 1744 in Duplin County, NC Information Lorraine Kimberly Epeards- "Samuel Sellers, A revoluntionary soldier of Duplin county, NC, was born in that state about 1740-45, a son of Samuel Sellers. duplin county Deed Records show that later acquired 800 acres from Richard James October 5, 1751. Samuel Sellers married his cousin, Zilpha Sellers, in Duplin county, NC on May 11, 1767, they had three know children. Samuel served in the NC militia in the Revolutionary War, a few years after the war moved to Effingham county, GA. A deed appears of record in Sampson county, NC from Samuel Sellers "of georgia" to Nathaniel Merritt, dated November 9, 1790, for 300 acres in formerly Duplin, now Sampson county (Deed Book 9, page 226, Sampson county). The Sellars homeplace was cut out of Duplin into Sampson county when the latter county was formed in 1786. Samuel Sellers died in Effingham County in 1799, age about 55 years. His will dated August 29, 1794 was probated in that county on May 11, 1799, the widow and children (who by that time had married), moved to Tattnall County, where she died. When Appling County was opened to settlers in 1819, the sons moved across the Altamaha into the new county and lived there until they died." Marriage Notes for Samuel Sellers and Zilpha Sellars: Marriage bond signed by Jesse x Sellars and Absolem x Mettit; witness was James Sampson. Mother: Zilpha SELLERS b: ABT. 1745 in Duplin County, NC Marriage 1 Jane CARTER * Married: 28 JUL 1798 in Bullock County, GA # Children 1. Elijah B SELLERS b: 1806 no information 2. Leacy SELLERS b: 1816 in Tattnall County, GA died 1894 in Appling County, Georgia married Isham Hughes and explains Francis presence in the Hughes household in 1860, indexed under a Beedy Hughes who has 4 children Could it be Leacy? except is too old b 1810 instead of 1816 Marriage 1 Isham HUGHES b: 1804 in SC Death: BEF 23 Aug 1850 in Appling County, Georgia Children 1. John HUGHES b: 1834 2. William HUGHES b: 1836 3. Samuel HUGHES b: 1838 4. Elijah HUGHES b: 1840 5. Isham HUGHES b: 1842 6. Millender H. HUGHES b: 1844 7. Mary HUGHES b: 1846 8. Elizabeth HUGHES b: 1848 9. Sarah HUGHES b: 1849 10. Nancy HUGHES b: 1852 3. John SELLERS b: ABT. 1817 in GA Marriage 1 Keziah Rowe b: ABT 1822 in North Carolina Married: ABT 1837 Children 1. Mary Ann Sellers b: ABT 1838 in Georgia 2. Nancy Ann Sellers b: ABT 1839 in Georgia 3. John Sellers b: ABT 1840 in Georgia This must be a John Francis, later called Francis? 4. Jane Sellers b: ABT 1842 in Georgia 5. Keziah Sellers b: ABT 1846 in Georgia 6. Sarah A Sellers b: 9 FEB 1848 in Georgia 7. Samuel Sellers b: ABT 1849 in Georgia 8. Nellie Sellers b: ABT 1850 in Appling County,Georgia 9. Manning Sellers b: ABT 1852 in Georgia 10. Isabella Sellers b: 15 JUN 1853 in Appling County,Georgia 11. Lucretia Sellers b: ABT 1858 in Georgia 12. Silas Sellers b: ABT 1858 in Georgia 13. Julia Sellers b: 13 SEP 1861 in Georgia 4. Lucinda SELLERS b: 1821 in Appling County, Georgia Marriage 1 John DYAL b: 1817 in Appling County, Georgia Children 1. Lauraney DYAL b: 1840 in Appling County, Georgia Susan Aldridge
May 19, 2007 · posted to the surname Sellers
Susan Aldridge The connection between the Robert Hardy family and the Ransom Meadows family and the importance of Nancy Peebles Browning in the Ransom Meadows Descendancy. Nancy Peebles Browning was the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows. Nancy Peebles Browning was the mother of John B. Hardy -1825 SC -who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows-.b April 1827 AL, and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows who was the son of Ransom Meadows. They were children by her first marriage to Robert Hardy b 1782 in Lunenburg VA who lived in Edgefield SC before leaving for Alabama. Ransom Meadows Dick (a grandson of Ransom Meadows) served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston at Coosa Co in 1865. Nancy was also the daughter of Nancy Peebles Browning by her second marriage to James Madison Bankston . Two of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of Ransom Meadows`grandchildren.Moses Meadows (son of Ransom Meadows) signed the marriage bond for his niece, my ancestor. I have a copy. Her name was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows and she was the daughter of Stephen "Steve" who died of yellow fever. She grew up with Ransom Meadowsm, her grandfather. Ransom went to Mt. Miegs, east of Montgomery, Alabama about 1816/17. Then, he went to Autauga, thirdly to Lowndesboro about 1819, then finally in 1840s to Alexander City, Tallapoosa after 3 of his boys died of fever- Stephen, Tom, and Jerry. Headstone for uncle Moses Meadows and Didema Hogan 1850 Tallapoosa , AL 12 Dec House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786 Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 GA Miles 16 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson- Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden) 1860 Tallapoosa AL Ransom Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 73 1786 North Carolina Male Sarah Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 70 1789 Georgia Female Mary Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 50 1809 Georgia Female Noly Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 35 1824 Georgia Female From an undated newspaper clipping: "Ransom was a man who believed in "making arrangements," undoubtedly a long range planner. When the time came to settle in his final resting place, there was already constructed and waiting a sturdy, stone mausoleum. Time and the elements and some vandalism have taken their toll on the pre-1800 structure, but it is still in good shape in a wooded area about one-quarter mile off Elkahatchee Road, three miles from Alexander City, Alabama, near the old Crow place. In this self-styled mausoleum are the bodies of Ransom and his wife Sarah. Ransom's son William and daughter-in-law are also said to be buried there. Sometime between 1830 and 1840, Ransom and all of his living sons except William left Lowndesboro and went to Tallapoosa Co. in the face of malaria and yellow fever epidemics. It is said William out lived all of those who left him behind in Lowndes County. Isham, Jr. also remained in Lowndes Co. and died there. Ransom was the son of Isham, born in 1765 in Virginia, and the grandson of another Isham Meadows, who was named for the Bermuda Hundred settlement in Virginia, founded in 1649." Marker at mausoleum: "In memory of RANSOM MEADOWS born in Warren County N. Carolina Dec. 25th, 1786 Married Sarah Stephens Feb. 4th, 1808 died April 2nd, 1863 aged 76 years, 1 month and 7 days." Below-is Ransom Meadows grave Foto courtesey Oel Castner “Susan, I thank you for the wonderful article about Ransom Meadows. I have been to Fishpond cemetery where Didema grave is. As you know she was Creek Indian and the Fishpond cemetery and Baptist Church is the seat of the Creek nation. All of the Hogan's are there. The name Susan appears several time in the women of the Meadows family. I hope you get the attachment to my e mail. I have been to this cretch several times it is a few miles on Meadows property,it has been sold but today's owners will let you visit....I am fith generation Meadows on my mothers side. My grandfather was Oel and I bear that extremely interesting name.... The Creeks still function as a tribe, and there history and current administration still continue through family members who live near or attend to Fishpond Baptist Church. The people who lived in the communities near Fishpond were made up of native American folks and families married and resided side by side, mostly farmers. This is the story that I know about Didema [Moses Meadows wife]. I have photos and have seen photos of her and if you were able to see them you would understand the Creek part be cause she looks full Native American. She wore bright checks and even wore Indian bead work. Didema was born 12-5-1833, and died 11-10,1912. Her father was Alonza Hogan. (Hogans are buried in the Native American portion, of the cemetery. A small rock fence separates these families. Anglo American and Native American.) No record is available about her mother's name. My grand mother alluded to it as perhaps Thunderburk. When she was only twelve, both of her parents died of typhoid fever within the same week. She had no sisters and just one brother. Didema was jolly, pleasant,and easy going. She was quite thrifty, and did not want to waste anything' She like to talk and visit with everyone. She and Moses always went to Primitive Baptist Church. (Note Primitive Baptist) This probably was literal. She always had her church paper, which was the first church paper published.Moses and Didema Hogan Meadows are buried in Fishpond Cemetery. Moses and Didema children are Daniel (Dan) Ransom Meadows 5-25-1849;d1934 he married Mary B._____(b1849;d.1929 He was a successful farmer and trader of stock and cattle......oel castner” Ransom is buried three miles from Alexander City (Talapoosa County) 1/4 mile from Elleahatchee (?spelling) near the old Crow place. (Steve Meadows) From Evelyn Justice, August 1967: "My grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Meadows Justice, told the story that she visited at Ransom Meadows's home many times when she was a child. She said he owned about 4,000 acres of land and 200 slaves. It took fifteen years to build the house for the sepulchre, and was built on a large smooth rock. The cement was made of wood ashes, salt and water. Ransom begged his wife, Sarah, for several years to be buried there with him and she refused for a long time. Finally, shortly before he died, she promised him she would be buried there and this made him very happy. A daughter, Frances, was also buried there. For several years the family could go into the sepulchre and view the bodies. But a few years later someone broke in and broke the glass and stole the jewelry from the bodies then the tomb had to be sealed." Ransom was not her father, but probably grandfather. This could be Sarah´s family- Household: 1880 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Warren JUSTICE Self M Male W 30 AL Farmer GA AL Sarah H. JUSTICE Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House AL AL (this seems to be Sarah H. Meadows daughter of Gilbert Meadows- b 11 SEP 1846 in Tallapoosa) Willie E. JUSTICE Son S Male W 10 AL Work On Farm AL AL Isac C. JUSTICE Son S Male W 6 AL AL AL Ona JUSTICE Dau S Female W 4 AL AL AL Robert A. JUSTICE Son S Male W 3 AL AL AL Lena JUSTICE Dau S Female W 5M AL AL AL __________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama Nixburg is where the Hardys lived who married so many Meadows family members from Tallapoosa. 1850 Tallapoosa , AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375 Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1818 Al Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1827 Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1846 Al James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1848 Al Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1839 Alabama Below is a newspaper announcement found by Billy Parker concerning the sale date of the transcribed court paper from 1873 . After Ransom Meadow´s widow sarah Stephens´s death, the remaining property was sold. A Petition was filed in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 18 January 1873, by Gilbert Meadows. To the Hon. Allen D. Sturdevant, Judge of the Probate for said county: Gilbert Meadows, a resident citizen of said county over age twenty-one years. He stated that Ransom Meadows, late of said county, decd., died owning 352 acres off the west side of Section 20, Township 22, Range 21, in said county, with other lands. After the death of Ransom Meadows, the said lands above were set apart as the dower of the widow of Ransom, Sarah Meadows, who has since departed this life 3 November 1872 leaving real estate unadministered. Petition further states that the following named persons are the children and heirs at law of Ransom Meadows: (1) Mary Dick over 21 years old and resides in Pickens(?) County, Alabama; (2) William Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Lowndes County, Alabama; (3) adix Elias Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Pike [Polk] County, Texas; (4) Moses Meadows of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (5) adix Elizabeth Bankston over 21 years of age and resides somewhere in the State of Georgia, but petitioner is not informed as to her county; (6) Milas [Milous] Meadows over 21 years residing in Coosa County, Alabama; (7) Stephen Meadows who is now decd., leaving surviving him Mary Hardey who is of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (8) Martha Farris who is also decd., leaving surviving her June Boss(?) and Francis Farris all of whom are of lawful age and reside in Coosa County, Alabama; (9) Sarah Ogletree who died leaving surviving her John & Thomas Ogletree over the age of 21 years – John resides in said county and state, Thomas having died last resided in Coosa County, Alabama leaving surviving him Daniel, Sidney, and Elizabeth Ogletree all under fourteen years of age; (10) Petitioner Gilbert Meadows who is of lawful age and residing in said county and state. Petitioner shows that all the above mentioned heirs at law & children of Ransom Meadows are joint owners and tenants in common in said lands above described and have each a one tenth interest in said lands. Lands cannot be equitably & fairly divided without a sale of same. Henry A. Garrett is guardian ad litem for the minors in this petition. Transcribed by Russell Henderson from the original. Children of Ransom Meadows and Sarah Stephens: i. Sarah Meadows, born circa 1810, Greene County, Georgia, died September 1836 Georgia, married 30 January 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Asbury Ogletree. Ogletree was born 18 November 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died 23 April 1884 in Taliaferro Co., GA son of Littleton Ogletree and Sarah Thompson. He married (2) Martha Thompson on 21 September 1837 in Georgia Children by Sarah Meadows 1. John R.M. OGLETREE MAR 1835 in Taliaferro Co. GA m. 26 Apr 1855 to Harriet E. Morgan 2. Thomas R. OGLETREE b 1836 GA who married Emeline Wilkinson had children Daniel, Sidney and Elizabeth Frances Ogletree b: 7 DEC 1861. Thomas died by Jan 18, 1873. 1880 District 140, Tallapoosa, Alabama John R. M. lives next to his great Uncle Gilbert. Roxanna M. b 1856 had already left the house. John OGLETREE Self M Male W 48 GA Farmer GA GA Harriet E. (Morgan)OGLETREE Wife M Female W 48 GA Keeping House GA GA Sallie C.OGLETREE Dau S Female W 21 AL GA GA James OGLETREE Son S Male W 13 AL At Home GA GA Ophelia OGLETREE Dau S Female W 11 AL GA GA Ida OGLETREE Dau S Female W 9 AL GA GA Edmund OGLETREE Son S Male W 7 AL GA GA Alphonza OGLETREE Son S Male W 5 AL GA GA (John) Ransom OGLETREE Son M Male W 21 AL Farm Laborer GA GA Belle OGLETREE DauL M Female W 20 AL GA GA 1860 Mount Olive, Coosa County, Alabama Thos B Ogletree 24 abt 1836 Emeline F Ogletree 19 abt 1841 Maiden name Wilkinson M Redmon Daniel Ogletree 1 abt 1859 Sydney W Ogletree 5.12 abt 1860 ii. Martha D. "Patsy" Meadows, born circa 1812, Greene County, Georgia, died before 1873, married 2 December 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Samuel Farris, born circa 1805. They lived in Lowndes County, in 1850, and 1860 with her brother William Meadows. Children 1. Samuel R FARRIS b: 1834 2. Sarah Jane FARRIS b: 18 JAN 1835 in AL 3. Mordecai FARRIS b: 1838 4. Cass Farris iii. Stephen Meadows, born circa 1813, died before 1850 census --from 1840 Lowndes he is born between 1811 and 1820. Family stories relate that he and his 2 brothers Tom and Gerry died with fever near Lowndesboro, causing his father to leave the lower swamp lands of Lowndes Co and seek north, moving to Tallapoosa Co across the river from the Hardy family in Nixburg, Coosa Co which he had known in Lowndes. Stephen´s only child was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows who married 1st Robert W. Hardy 28th Sept. 1848 and had 3 sons by him. After he died she married his older brother William Allan Lansing Hardy and had 11 more children. m. Robert W. Hardy on 28th Sep 1848 in Tallapoosa. Billy Parker wrote, " A grandaughter of Robert ( Alma Adamsom Neighbors) said Robert W. died at age 48 from complications following surgery which was performed on a table in the yard." Children 1. William L HARDY b: 1849 m. Mary Margaret Townsend b 1 August 1845 2. Daniel Jackson. HARDY b: NOV 1851 in Alabama married Frances E. 3. Robert W. HARDY Jr b: AUG 1853 m Queen Victoria Ingram b JAN 1855 in Randolph Co., AL Daughter of John and Martha Ingram who had moved to Travelers Rest, Coosa by 1870 census. m. William Allen Lansing HARDY on 10 NOV 1853 in Coosa b: 1827 in Dollar, Coosa County, Alabama 10 Nov 1853 in Coosa County, Alabama Children 1. Mary Susan HARDY b: ABT 1857/1858 2. Sarah A. HARDY b: 1859 in Cossa Territory, Dollar, Alabama m 3 JAN 1878 George Edward Latiker b: 1851 in Rockford, Coosa 3. Nathan HARDY b: 1864 4. John Richard “Jehu” HARDY b: 1865 m. Martha “Mattie” Sellers 5. Stephen Ransom HARDY b: 30 Oct 1865 in Coosa County, Al died September 28, 1931 Jefferson Co. m. Ada meHerg b. 6 APR 1867 in Coosa Co.,AL on 6 MAR 1884 in Coosa Co.,AL Child: Willis Archibald, m. Etta Caladonia Meherg 9 Feb 1893 and Emma Lowery 6. Didema HARDY b: 8 Sep 1865 died 14 MAR 1927 in White City, Autauga m 5 NOV 1885 in Coosa Joshua MeHerg b: 4 JAN 1862 in Horsestomp, Coosa 7. Isadora “Doran” HARDY b: 1871 8. Louisa Frances HARDY b: 20 Nov 1872 in Coosa County, Al died July 28,1910 Parkdale Cem m. Thomas Albert MeHerg 21 Oct 1888 9. Allen A HARDY b: 1875 10. Charles HARDY b: 1879 11. Houston Hardy 1881 1900 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Shelby > Spearman > District 131 precinct 11 13 June 1900 House 142 John R. Hardy head W Male Dec 1865 age 34 widower AL AL AL Farmer rents Lezinlea? E. dau W Female Dec 1891 age 8 AL Elbert L. son W M July 1893 6 AL house 143 Stephen R. Hardy Head W M Oct 1862 37 Married 0 years together Emma wife W F May 1879 21 Married 0 years together Willis (William Archibald) son W M February 1886 age 14 Callie dau. W F Feb 1895 age 5 (Etta Caladonia) Houston brother W M Oct 1881 age 18 single iv. Mary Meadows, born circa 1809-15, married 23 August 1836-marriage license at Lowndes Cty Courthouse, to Robert L. Dick born in GA, went to AL in the 1830's (land records). Their first two children, Martha and Sarah F. were born in AL. They moved to Union Parish, LA sometime prior to the birth of Ransom Meadows Dick who was born Sept. 24, 1840 in Union Parish. Robert acquired land in Union Parish, farmed and was somewhat influential in the affairs of Union Parish - served on a Police Jury several time, responsible for directing the placement of several roads and bridges in the Parish. Robert was a substantial slave owner according to slave schedules in the county. Family stories (principally from Robert L. Dick's grandson, Robert Ransom Dick who lived and died in AL) is that Robert L. left his family sometime prior to 1860, giving his wife thousands of dollars in gold and 30 slaves to sustain herself and the children. He was in Zandt County, Tx, 1860, showing R.L. Dick, age 51, born GA, listed with William Lauderdale family. Martha and Sarah stayed in Union Parish, but Mary took her young son, Ransom Meadows Dick back to AL to live near her Meadows family. She may have remarried to a Sanders. A woman named Mary Sanders is living with Ransom and has $5000. 1860 Tallapoosa AL House 1477 10 September page 219 Ransom Meadows 73 1786 NC Real Estate $56,680 per. prop. $103,000 Sarah Meadows 70 1789 Georgia Mary Sanders 50 1809 Georgia per. property $5000 Noly Sanders 35 1824 Georgia Ransom Meadows Dick served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston Coosa Co in 1865. She was the daughter of Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston who was the mother of John B. Hardy who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows. Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston was also the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows. So 2 of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of his grandchildren . v. Gilbert Meadows, born 9 December 1818, Alabama, died 26 July 1902, testate, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, married 6 June 1844, Coosa County, Alabama, Rebecca Eden, born circa 1827. They lived in Tallapoosa County, in 1850 and 1860. Gilbert’s will was made 23 June 1902, Tallapoosa County. He left his property to his daughters, Martha A. and Rebecca J. Meadows. Executor was son–in–law, B. W. Richardson. Witnesses: H. H. Milner, D. R. Meadows. 1st married Martha Matilda Snowden Abt. 1842, 2nd married Rebecca Eden daughter of Rev. James G. Eden and wife Harriett on 6 June 1844 in Coosa County, AL; born 1827 in Coosa, AL34; died in Alexandria City, AL -member of the 47th Alabama Company C, buried at Fishpond Cemetery 1850 Tallapoosa, AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375 Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1818 Alabama Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1827 Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1846 Alabama James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1848 Alabama Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1839 Alabama NEXT DOOR-House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786 Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 Miles 16 GATownship 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson? Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden?) 1860 Fishpond, Tallapoosa AL Gilbert Meadows 43 abt 1817 Rebecca W Meadows 34 abt 1826 Martha A Meadows 14 abt 1846 Sarah H Meadows 13 abt 1847 James R Meadows 11 abt 1849 Susan A Meadows 8 abt 1852 Mary F Meadows 7 abt 1853 Margaret Meadows 6 abt 1854 Rebecca J Meadows 4 abt 1856 Sarah M Meadows 3 abt 1857 Texanna Meadows 1 abt 1859 Ransom Meadows 73 abt 1787 Sarah Meadows 70 abt 1790 1880 Disrict 140, Tallapoosa, Alabama The family is misindexed-I had to look for a Gilbert without a last name in search. Gilbert HEADOR Self M Male W 61 AL Farmer GA GA Rebecca HEADOR Wife M Female W 53 AL Keeping House GA GA Martha HEADOR Dau S Female W 33 AL AL AL Jane HEADOR Dau S Female W 23 AL AL AL Texas HEADOR Dau S Female W 20 AL AL AL Ardella HEADOR Dau Female W 17 AL AL AL Gilbert A. HEADOR Son S Male W 15 AL At Home AL AL Moses S. HEADOR Son S Male W 13 AL At Home AL AL Charley HEADOR Son S Male W 10 AL At Home AL AL Royl M. GIBSON Uncle S Male W 58 SC SC SC 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census lists in household: Meadows Gilbert, age 81, widowed Martha A., daughter, age 55, single Rebecker J., daughter, age 43, single Elias C., son, age 31, single R. Meadows, grandson, age 9 Jenie Gibson, hirhand, age 29, single children –some are buried at Primitive pond Babtist Church in Coosa Co AL by Martha Snowden 1 John W. Milas Meadows b: 17 OCT 1843 in Coosa Co. AL Marriage 1 Martha Henrietta CARTER b: 1 NOV 1846 in GA married: 15 AUG 1865 in AL By Rebbeca Eden 2 Martha A. 2 APR 1845 - Marriage 1 Justice BROTHER b: 1840 in AL 3 James Ransom Sr, 21 SEP 1848 most all born after Feb.1845 Married the niece of his father's first wife, Mary Harriet SNOWDEN b: 23 FEB 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co. MS.residence Texas 1890 4 Susan Ann, b.14 Feb.,1851, m. james william pemberton 22 JAN 1869 in Tallapoosa Co. AL 5 Sarah Harriet Amy 11 SEP 1846 never married or did she marry Warren Justice? 6 Mary Frances 20 OCT 1852 Marriage 1 Tom CARTER b: 1850 in AL 7 Margaret Ann 26 JUL 1854 m. Richard Thomas MOORE b: 23 DEC 1855 in Talladega Co. AL : 8 DEC 1878 in Tallapoosa Co. AL 8 Rebecca Jane b 1856- never married 9 Jonah Monroe 27 MAY 1858 d. 28 JAN 1935 in Baird, Callahan Co. TX, m. Eliza Jane Tucker b: 19 OCT 1870 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL Married: 21 DEC 1884 in Andrews Chapel, Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL 10 Texana “Texas” 14 NOV 1860 m.. 1 Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL in: 1884 in AL 11 Hixie Ardella 22 NOV 1861 d. Jun 1942 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX , m Benjamin Washington Richardson 18 Dec 1881 in AL 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census Hixie states she had 10 children with nine living . They moved to TX in 1907/8 from rural Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, AL. Both are buried in old cemetery in Sweeny, Brazoria County, TX.(Bobbie Spiegel, on the Coastal Bend of TX) 12 Gilbert A. Middleton Jr, 3 FEB 1864 13 Moses Sherill 14 FEB 1866 14 Charles Elias 16 MAY 1869 in Coosa Co. AL vi. William Meadows, born 30 January 1821, Alabama, died 7 September 1882, Lowndes County, Alabama, married 16 August 1842, Angeline Virginia McClendon, born 30 August 1821, died 22 November 1863.Children 1. Alfonzo MEADOWS b: 1843 in Alabama 2.Ransom MEADOWS 18 JUN 1846 in Lowndes Al 3. Eugenia MEADOWS b: 1848 in Alabama 4. Sarah A MEADOWS b: 1851 in Alabama 1850 Lowndes County, AL Census 33 951 951 Meadows William 30 M Planter 1,600 Ala Meadows Angeline 29 F Georgia Meadows Alfonzo 7 M Ala Meadows Ransom 4 M Ala (18 June 1846) Meadows Eugenia 2 F 1860 Tallapoosa AL Haywood PO Wm Meadows 39 M farmer $15,435 Ala Angeline Meadows 38 F Georgia Alfonzo Meadows 16 M Ala Ransom Meadows 12 M Ala (18 June 1846) Ugenia Meadows 11 F Ala Sarah Meadows 9 F Ala Samuel Farris 55 M SC $4,120 Martha Farris 47 F GA M D Farris 24 farmer M Ala (18 June 1846) Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant total $500,000 VA Jane Harrison 55 F SC Harriette Irwin 16 F Texas vii. Elias Meadows, born 18 February 1823, Alabama, died 14 May 1891, Polk County, Texas, married 7 June 1846, Coosa County, Alabama, to Susan Antoinette Towns, born 29 August 1829, died 6 July 1906, Polk County, Texas. Elias and Susan came to Texas after 1850. As Susan's father died in 1855 and her mother followed in 1862, it is probable they came during that time- ! My gggrandfather Elias Meadows came to Moscow Polk County, Texas abt. 1853. Elias came with his father-In-law Bartlett Towns. They came from Tallapoosa county, Alabama. I don't have any information on a Richard Gipson who married Mahala Meadows. rlovett@claersail.net ” “ELIAS AND SUSAN TOWNS MEADOWS WERE BURRIED IN THE ABBOT CEMENTARY WHICH IS NORTH OF CORRIGAN, TEXAS ON HWY 287. TURN RIGHT AT OLD ASIA ON A DIRT ROAD GO ABOUT ONE MILE TURN RIGHT AGAIN FOR ABOUT 2OO YARDS.” Children 1. Bartlett Ransom Meadows b: 28 APR 1847 in Coosa County, Al 2. Sarah Elizabeth Meadows b: 3 NOV 1848 in Coosa County, Al 3. twins Sarah Meadows, born 1850, 10 March 1850 Coosa County, Alabama d. March 15, 1850 and unknown Meadows, born 11 March 1851. Coosa County, Alabama; d. March 12, 1851 4. Lucy Jane Meadows b: 26 MAR 1852 in Livingston, Polk County, Texas 5. William Jefferson Meadows b: 19 AUG 1854 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 6. Georgiann Virginia Meadows b: 7 DEC 1856 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texa 7. Henrietta Amison Meadows b: 14 JAN 1860 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 8. Priscilla Antonet Meadows b: 29 DEC 1862 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 9. Mary Eliza Meadows b: 7 OCT 1865 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas viii. Early (Richard) Moses Meadows, born 1825, Alabama, died 7 September 1892, Coosa County, Alabama, married Didema Peebles Hogan, born 5 December 1833, on 15 DEC 1847 at age 14 years and 10 days in Coosa Co. AL, , died 10 November 1912, daughter of Alonzo Hogan. Moses Meadows lived in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in 1850. He lived in Coosa County, Alabama, in 1860, 1870, and 1880. Successful farmer in Fishpond area. Married Dec 16, 1847 Diadema Peeples Hogan b. 5 DEC 1833 in Montgomery Co., Al when she was only just a few days 14 years old- Had slaves, many crops, cattle and operated a grist and syrup mill. Large land holdings. Most noted that his dwellings were well constructed. He loved children and was even tempered, kind and generous. (Jim Meadows) Children 1. Emanuel Martin MEADOWS 2. Moses MEADOWS , Jr. 3. Daniel Ransom MEADOWS b: 26 MAY 1849 in Coosa Co. AL 4. William Malcome MEADOWS b: 1 MAR 1851 in Coosa Co. AL 5. John Thomas MEADOWS b: 1855 in Coosa Co. AL 6.Martha Frances MEADOWS b: 6 AUG 1858 in Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 7. Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL 8. Sarah Ann MEADOWS b: 1861 in Coosa Co. AL 9. Benjamin MEADOWS b: 1863 in Coosa Co. AL 10. Charles Frank MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1866 in Coosa Co. AL 11. Didema Hogan MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1870 in Coosa Co. AL 12. Mary Browning MEADOWS b: 1874 in Coosa Co 1850 Tallapoosa, AL Moses Meadows house 1383, not far from parents Moses Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1825 Alabama Dedeamy P Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1832 Al Daniel R Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt abt 1849 Al ix. Elizabeth Meadows, born April 1827, married 1st 24 June 1844 in Tallapoosa AL by Simson Goolsby clerk to John B. Hardy b 1825 Edgefield SC, son of Robert Hardy and Nancy Peebles Browning of Nixburg, Coosa AL, They had Robert R. Hardy born 1845 who died by 1900 census. John B. Hardy died 1865-1868 according to family notes. 2nd marriage Elizabeth married James Madison Bankston b. 1815 Spartanburg SC. He was the son of Joseph and Agnes Bankston of Spartanburg SC. He had been married to Elizabeth´s 1st husband´s mother -Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy and had had one child by her: Nancy Browning Bankston who married Ransom Meadows Dick who was a grandchild of Ransom Meadows. James M. Bankston may have divorced Nancy in order to marry Elizabeth, or he may have waited till Nancy P. Browning Hardy Bankston died on March 30, 1870. They appear together as man and wife in June of 1870 Shelby census. In 1900 Elizabeth Jane Meadows Hardy Bankston claims to have been married 35 years, but maybe she was counting both marriages.- 1850 Census 8 October 1850 Coosa District, Coosa, Alabama House 608 John B. HARDY 25 SC Farmer 1500 Elizabeth 23 AL Robert 5 AL 681. Bankston Joseph 58 SC Bapt. clergh 360 Agnes 53 GA Amanda 17 GA Louisa 14 Lanier 11 Joseph 9 GA House 1121. Bankston Madison 35 GA 500 Nancy 45 GA Nancy 3 AL died 1915 in Marshall Co, She probably inherited land from her father James Madison Bankston and his second wife Elizabeth Meadows Hardy Bankston who was also her sister in law and step mother. Nancy Browning Bankston´s half brother was John B. Hardy to who Elizabeth Meadows had been married. (Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy married James Madison Bankston 11 January 1846. She is the widow of Robert Hardy of Edgefield SC who d.1843 Coosa Co. and is buried at Fishpond Primitive Church) 1860 United States Federal Census 16 June 1860> Alabama >Coosa >Southern Division house 187 page 26 Post Office: Rockford J B Hardy Planter 36 SC Male Real Estate $13,500 Per.$15,000 E Hardy Housewife 31 Alabama Female R R Hardy 14 Alabama Male 1870 June -United States Federal Census >Alabama >Jefferson >Township 18 Range 1 House 16 page 3 Cedar Grove J. M. Bankston 55 Farmer (divourced husband of Nancy Browning Hardy) Elizabeth Bankston age 45 AL (widow/? divourced of John B. Hardy) Agnes Bankston 75 SC (widow of Joseph Bankston) 1880 United States Federal Census >Georgia >Polk >Cedartown >District 169 J.M. BANKSTON Self M Male W 65 SC Farming SC SC Elizabeth BANKSTON Wife M Female W 54 AL Keeping House AL AL Source Information: Census Place Cedartown, Polk, Georgia 1900 United States Federal Census >Alabama >Marshall >Albertville >District 83 House 255 sheet 15 and page 40 A 16th June James. M. Bankston head white male June 1815 75 married 35 years SC SC SC Farmer can read and write Elizabeth Bankston wife white female April 1827 75 married 35 years gave birth to 1 child 0 children alive AL GA GA can read but cannot write x. Milous Meadows, [also spelled Milas/Miles] born 23 August 1834, died 28 March 1926, married: 1 OCT 1853 in Coosa Co to Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy, born 8 February 1836, died 10 May 1921. Daughter of Robert Hardy and Nancy Browning of Nixburg, Coosa, AL. Milous served in Company 1, 61st Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. Children 1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows 1859 2. Sarah "Sallie" Meadows b: 1866 in Coosa Co., Al 3. Ransom Meadows b: 1867 in Coosa Co., Al (Ransom was 1880, 1910, 1920: NIXBURG, COOSA,AL)Milous is buried 1926 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 1850 Township 23, Tallapoosa, Al , : 1860 Southern Division, Coosa, Al , 1880, 1900, 1920 Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama 1920 Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama Meadows, Miles Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1834 Alabama White Meadows, Rance Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1867 Alabama White Meadows, Rance Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1881 Alabama White Meadows, Vasti Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1859 Alabama White Susan Aldridge
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Susan Aldridge Ancestors of Margaret Eleanor Catherine Sellers 29 May 1929 to 10 April 2006 by Susan Aldridge Martha H. Morris, daughter of James Morris and Jane Saultor of Glendale, Spartanburg, SC married Henderson Sellers in SC, son of Emanuel Sellers born Nash NC and Fannie Rogers born Franklin NC . This Photo of Martha Morris when she was over 80 years old living near Homewood, Jefferson Co. AL was found by Dr. Harry Earl Kinnane, whose ancestor was Laura Frances Sellers, Martha’s daughter. Martha was born near Glendale, Spartanburg, SC. In 1856 or 1857 the Lawsons, Sellers, Morrises and related families left Spartanburg in wagons to come to Alabama. It is believed they came thru Tennessee, staying a year in Guntersville in northern AL where Thomas J. Morris and wife Louvina Sellers, d/0 Emanuel are living in the 1860 census. In 1857 they arrived in Shades Valley near Elyton, Jefferson Co. AL, now Birmingham. Jefferson County is bordered by Blount, Bibb, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties. It encompasses 1,119 square miles. The county seat was at Carrollsville from 1819-21, but at Elyton from 1821-73, and since 1873 has been at Birmingham. I am not sure if Elyton was not swallowed up by Birmingham. Wilson's Raiders was formed in Jefferson Co AL at Elyton Headquarters March 28-31, 1865. by Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, having crossed the Tennessee River with a large force of well equipped cavalry, he grouped them at Elyton, AL. Their mission: to destroy Alabama's economic facilities for supporting the War. From these headquarters he sent; (a) cavalry unit to burn the military school, foundries and bridges at Tuscaloosa. (b) soldiers to destroy mines and furnaces in Jefferson, Bibb, and Shelby Counties. (c) cavalry to dash south to destroy railroads and factories at Selma. (Located at Arlington, in Birmingham). Wilson’s presence at Elyton was Godsend for Henry Emanuel Sellers and his compatriots who had been laying out the war in the wooded hills near there, supported by Unionists of Shelby and Jefferson Co, If anyone has corrections or additions for me I will be delighted to receive them. I did this mostly out of census data, as well as burial information at the Homewood Sellers Cemetery in Jefferson Co, Alabama. Credit to Nellie Mae Sellers Newton of Pinson, Jefferson Co. AL, Jack Sellers of Texas, Harry Kinnane and Michael Farren of Jefferson Co, Alabama. Confirmation about Henderson’s father was acquired by Michael Farren from a part of his grandfather Will Franks’s work in the early 1900s is in private hands and not available at Samford University. Will Franks’s extensive genealogy work about Jefferson county residents was a result of a lifetime devotion. This work was almost thrown in the trash after he died, but in the end, 2 of his descendants took 2 parts of it and the third part of it finally came after persuasion into the genealogy collection at Samford. That means 2 parts of Will Franks’s work are unfortunately in private hands and may meet the same fate which almost met the work now at Samford. Title: Will Franke's Notes Author: William F. Franke Date: 1914 http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mcfarren&id=I23666 . Martha Morris received a Pension after Henderson Sellers died at Chickamauga GA in hospital, but it was revoked in 1915 because they could not find a record of him-probably because he was listed as H. Sellers. In 1850 census he also gives only H. Sellers-he must not have liked his name. In the following paper Stephen Horton Watkins gives testimony for her as a confederate soldier. This says Henderson enlisted at -----boro? Dalton GA While Dalton was pro-Union prior to the outbreak of The Civil War, after Georgia votes to secede in January 1861 only a few Unionists could be found. One suspected northern sympathizer was Ansley Blunt, postmaster and first mayor of the city whose home, the Blunt House, stands south of the downtown area. Many of the men who would fight at Chickamauga (September 1863) arrived at Dalton by train, passing through the depot. including Henderson Sellers. From 1862 until 1864 Dalton serves as a front-line hospital town. Confederate Pension File Martha Morris Sellers provided by Nellie Mae Sellers Newton Martha Morris -wife of Henderson Sellers pension paper, signed by W.A. MeHarg- Notary Public- related to Martha by way of Etta Caladonia Hardy (whose mother was a MeHerg) who married Martha’s grandson James Thomas Jefferson Sellers 1915-1917. Signing also were James M. Morris her nephew -son of her brother Augustus G. Morris, Dan Acton Bailey her son in law, Stephen Horton Watkins born 24 Aug 1832 AL -the brother of the father of her daughter-in-law Passa C. Watkins, and J.T. Walker JP Please click on the picture for a larger view Andrew Jackson had warned the South that to fight the Union would be the most foolish thing they could do and that they would lose the fight-and he was right. Emanuel agreed with Jackson and he voted for Douglas as president in the 1860 election and the Union candidates in Shelby Co. (but I could not read the names very well). Henderson Sellers’ father was against succession and stated this in a claim he made for bacon at 20 cents a pound provided to the Union Army under the command of General Wilson on about 1st April 1963 at 11 in the morning at his farm. Emanuel states he lived in Shelby County near the county line which is 7 miles south of his PO at Elyton in Jefferson Co. AL. He lived one and half miles from “the main public road leading to Selma.” He proved his loyalty by it by feeding runaway soldiers in the woods. He calls the War “the Rebellion.” To question 17) Who were the leading Unionists of your vicinity during the War? His answer was: “ John A. McLintock (McClintock, John A., b. 25 Aug 1826, d. 28 May 1906 buried Bluff Park Cemetery, Oxmoor Heights), Robert B. Patton, Pickney L. Brock (b 1822 SC wife is Parvelle Redding, Death: 18 Apr 1894 - Haleys PO, Marion, AL Marriage: 21 Dec 1848 - Elyton, Jefferson, AL), and Joseph Gice of Shelby Co., John C. Morris, Thomas Sanford (birth 1816 Henderson Co TN died 1879 Jefferson Co. married Margaret B. Burford, Permelia P. and Jane DeJarnette Jones) , Thomas Haughey ( a doctor b 1824 Scotland who had married Elizabeth b. 1829 SC and they had a son John b 1845) and Sam Thompson (m. Ann Eliza/Louisa Camp in Jefferson) of Jefferson Co.” Page found by Michael Farren. There are other pages stored as well. SELLERS: In an old Bible record there is said to have been 10 brothers total in that generation In "The Sellers Letters" in June, 1984 by Charles A. Sellers, grandson of Jordan Sellers, he lists some of the siblings as Mary, Martha, Samuel, Gurley, Bennett and Jordan. 1. William S. Sellers married Mary Sherrod in Nash Co NC 2. Samuel Sellers married Sarah Rogers in Person Co. NC (was formed from Edgecomb Co. Granville Co is between it and Franklin Co. -maybe they married at her grandmother’s house. 3. Bennett “Long” Sellers married Winny Rogers 7 March 1821 Franklin Co NC 4. Manuel “Short” Sellers (Emanuel) married Fanny Rogers 1 June, 1825 in Franklin NC. Witness John Rogers and JJ Cothran 5. Gurley Sellers married Delilah Wyatt 31 January 1826 in Nash Co.-witneses Jourdan Sellers and Larry Brantley 6. Jourdan Sellars married Elizabeth Mason 5 Nov. 1828 in Nash, NC moved to Wake Co NC then Guilford NC and finally Greenup, Cumberland Co, Illinois and then Indiana. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Lucinda Sellers (Emanuel`s sister) married Fanny’s brother John Rogers. 12. Tallula Sellers (Emanuel`s sister) married Larry Brantley-son of Sherrod Brantley and stayed in NC. (Larry Brantley Residence: 1830 - Ferrills, Nash, North Carolina) 13. Mary Sellers 14. Martha Sellers 15 Druscilla Sellers By 1840 Bennett and Manuel had moved to Spartanburg SC. In 1850 they appear under their nicknames Short b 1800 and Long Sellers b 1787. After 1856 Emanuel and son Henderson Sellers left SC and went thru Tenn. to Guntersville AL by 1857 with the help of their uncle Gurley Sellers who came up to Tenn to meet them and then to Shades Valley and Elyton in Jefferson County, presumably after they acquired land. They had one of the first 6 houses in the Shades Valley. Emanuel’s son Henderson appears as H. Sellers with Henry (could be a nickname for Martha who had a middle initial H.) in 1850 Spartanburg SC and Margaret age 1 could be his first child by Martha. Henderson’s younger brother Emanuel Henry fought with his brother Henderson in the D 28th Confederate Alabama Infantry. William and Alison were in the D group too, as well as his uncle Thomas Morris. known children of Emanuel “Short” Sellers and Frances “Fannie” Rogers Henderson about 1825- m. Martha Morris 1. Lucinda Louvina about 1834 m. Thomas J. Morris 2. Allison about 1835 m. Margaret “Peggy” Rutherford b. abt 1840 SC 3. Emanuel Henry about 1842 m. Mary Elizabeth Hollingsworth, d/o John Wesley Hollingsworth 4.Nancy 1843 1850 28th August South Carolina > Spartanburg near his brother Long Sellers (Bennett Sellers and Winney Rogers) Short Sellers 55 (Emanuel) Fanny Sellers 50 Lucinda Sellers 15 Allison Sellers 18 E. Henry sellers 10 1860 Shelby, Alabama Post Office: Hillsboro Emanuel Sellers 55 SC Fanny Sellers 61 NC Nancy Sellers 17 SC Next door to his father Emanuel Allison Sellers 35 NC Peggy Sellers 30 SC (Margaret Rutherfurd) Jack Sellers 8 AL (John is usually a Jack) Jack moved out by the next census Jane Sellers 6 AL (could be James, by mistake) Bettie Sellers 1 AL (Elizabeth or Lizza- could be Frances middle name is Lizza) Martha is the child of James Morris and Jane Saultor / Salter of Spartanburg. The Morrises may have had many more children than I have been able to verify. The Patriarch and Matriarch of the Elyton, Jefferson County, AL Morris family: James Morris b. 1796 SC –Patriarch d. after 1860 census Jane Saultor b. 1796 SC-Matriarch d. after she was living with Martha in 1870 In 1840 James Morris age 40 and under 50 and Jane the same age group have 9 children in the house- 5 boys and 4 girls. 2 boys age 5 and under 10 Augustus G. and Thomas 1 boy age 10 and under 15 1 boy age 15 and under 20 Thomas Morris 1 boy age 20 and under 30 William Simpson Morris 1 girl age 5 and under 10 1 girl age 10 and under 15 Martha Morris 1girl age 15 and under 20 1850 Not Stated, Spartanburg, SC House 1640 James Morris abt 1796 South Carolina Jane Morris abt 1801 South Carolina Augustus Morris abt 1832 b. Oct. 1833 SC married Harriet J. b. Sept. 1834 SC Thomas Morris abt 1834 married Louvina Lucinda Sellers Cornelius Morris abt 1840 married 1st Sarah born 1841 SC 2nd Sarah L. b. 1857 SC m. in 1885 1860 census- Elyton, Jefferson, AL which was 7 miles from Emanuel#s farm in Shelby Co. James Morris 59 South Carolina Jane Morris 57 South Carolina Children: 1. William Simpson MORRIS b. 24 Dec 1817 d. 3 Dec 1903 Glendale. Glenn Springs, Spartanburg, SC married daughter of Robert Johnson Coggins and Jane White on 28 Oct 1841 Chasey COGGINS b. 1813 SC Died: 21 Apr 1868 in Glendale, Spartanburg and 2nd Malissa KIRBEY Born: 1845 in Glendale.: A. Sarah Jane MORRIS 7 Jul 1844 in Glendale SC Died: 28 Oct 1882 Clifton, Spartanburg, SC m. 22 Feb 1869 in Glendale, Spartanburg Robert Coleman Poole Known children, courtesy Gordon Atkin i. John Simpson POOLE b: 8 Jun 1870 in Pacolet Township,,SC ii. Martha Jane POOLE b: 25 Oct 1871 in Clifton/Pacolet iii. Nancy Madora Poole 22 Feb 1875 in Pacolet, Spartanburg iv. Robert Hampton Poole 25 Mar 1878 in Spartanburg v. Thomas Alexander POOLE b: 13 Apr 1880 in Clifton Spartanburg,Pacolet Twnsp,SC vi. George Morgan POOLE b: 8 Oct 1882 in Pacolet Township,Spartanburg Co.,SC B. Jesse Robert MORRIS 1846 SC died 1864/65 ((Gordon ADKIN) C. Eliza Frances “Fannie” MORRIS 21 Oct 1848 in Glendale SC Died: 29 Nov 1930 Glendale m. Albert Wylda Crocker Born: 7 Sep 1847 in Clarendon, Spartanburg SC Died: 9 Apr 1926 in Spartanburg D. Mary Angeline MORRIS 1849 SC Died: 13 Aug 1863 District Spartanburg E. Amanda Tallulah MORRIS b. 10 September 1855 Cedar Springs, SC Died: 13 Dec 1932 Cherokee m. 13 Nov 1879 Alfred Monroe Burdett F. William Simpson MORRIS 3 June 1859 SC Died: 31 May 1902 G. Jackson Beaureguard MORRIS 4 October 1861 Glendale Died: 17 Dec 1928 m. Huldah Rhodes 2. Thomas W. MORRIS b. 1822 SC m. Sarah b ? This may be a younger brother of James Morris or a cousin or his son and the other Thomas in the family may be a nephew. I cannot say why there are 2 Thomas names in the family, but they are related. Sometimes Southern families has 2 children of the same name, although it is rare. This Thomas stayed in SC and the younger Thomas went as far as Guntersville, AL fought in the Civil War and then returned to Spartanburg by 1870. A. William 1843 SC B. S.A. Mills 1845 SC C. Susan A. 1847 SC D. Cynthia 1849 SC E. James 1862 SC F. Mary 1865 SC G. Augustus 1866 SC 3. Martha H. MORRIS b. August about 1831 SC died after 1910 either 11 June 1911 or 19 April 1916 Jefferson Co., AL , married Henderson Sellers, son of Emanuel /Manuel "Short" Sellers. census Before the War- 1860 Elyton, Jefferson Co., AL Henderson Cellars 35 SC Martha Cellars 29 SC Jane Cellars 10 (Elizabeth Jane) SC m. Charles C. Scott Ann Cellars 6 SC James Cellars 5 (James Thomas ) SC m. Passa C. Watkins Laura Cellars 2 (Laura Frances) AL m. Dan Acton Bailey A. Margaret SELLERS b. about 1849 died before 1860 B. Jane Elizabeth SELLERS b. Feb. 1850 SC married 31 Aug 1873 Jefferson Co. AL Charles C. Scott CSA–who was with General Lee at Appomattox VA where he surrendered. i. Florence A. Scott b 1876 ii. Thomas J. Scott Sept- 1877 m. Maime Sellers iii. unknown iv. Ada L. Scott b Oct. 1886 v. Oliver S. Scott Jan. 1889 C. Ann b 1854 SC no idea what happened to her D. James Thomas SELLERS b. SC March 1855 d. 1942 married 1876 Passa Parlena Caroline Watkins b. June 1857 AL d 1941 Sellers cemetery. She was the daughter of Enoch Anderson Watkins i. Henderson Sellers, b Dec 10, 1876 d Jul 19, 1889 named after his grandfather ii. Edward Guster SELLERS b. 9 Dec. 1880 Al d Oct 22, 1921 Sellers Cemetery in Homewood - widower age 39 in 1920 living with parents J. T. Sellers and wife P. C. iii. Emma SELLERS b. Jan. 1883 m. William Bredehoeft b: 3 Dec 1879 Ohio iv. Joseph W. SELLERS b. 4 Nov. 1885 Al married Ida A. Hogan b 1889 AL, daughter of Alexander A. Hogan and Mary, d. 1958 Sellers Cemetery -named after Joseph Sellers? supposed father? of Emanuel Sellers v. Enoch died young- probably born about 1878 and died as a baby or about 1887 named after Passa’s father Enoch Anderson Watkins vi. Murdice Mae SELLERS b. May 1890 m. Thomas Ebenezer Starr b: 27 Apr 1877 in Jefferson Co., Alabama v. Agnes Evadna SELLERS b. 30 Jan. 1894 Al m. Harold Ross b: Abt 1888 in Hungary. He was probably German from the area of Hungary settled by Germans. I believe it was called Siebenburgen-The Seven Mountains. Agnes Erudina and James C went to live with Samuel c. Sellers in 1910. In 1920 she is living with her parents as a widow McLann vi. James Carl SELLERS b. 8 Oct. 1899 Al E. Laura Frances SELLERS b. 1858 AL married Dan Acton Bailey itinerant Baptist Preacher, a "Circuit Rider" who started several churches around Columbiana & Marion AL, in Shelby County & Jefferson Co. -had preached if not pastored at what is now Shades Mtn. Baptist Church. Parents: Father: Acton W Bailey Mother: Martha Jane Watkins i. Richard Luther BAILEY Dec. 1896 ii. Bennie BAILEY died 1909 iii. William Henderson BAILEY-"Red Bailey" or "Pa Pa Will" 4 May 1890 died 11 May 1938 m. Rosa Mae Tylor b: 23 Oct 1892 in Jefferson Co a. Annie Laura BAILEY b. William Arthur BAILEY c. Edith Lyle BAILEY d. Jeanette Mae BAILEY Dr. Harry Kinane says: “Rosa Mae Tyler was the daughter of William Andrew Jackson Tyler and Susan Lee Ann Kimbrel. They lived in a dog trot cabin at Genery Gap on the north side of Bluff Ridge in Jefferson Co. near the Bibb Co. line. Rosa Mae Tyler, a grandmother of mine was one of 21 children of this Tyler family, 18 of whom lived to adulthood. For reasons unknown to me, "Mama Rosa" as a young teenager went to live in the home of Rev. Dan Acton Bailey and his wife Laura Frances Sellers in their house right beside the Sellers/Bailey cemetery in present day Homewood, near Oxmoor Rd./ Green Springs Hwy. She later married William Henderson Bailey, son of Rev. Dan Acton Bailey and Laura Frances Sellers. Benny Bailey & William Henderson Bailey were twins. Benny had a seizure disorder, i.e. had Epilepsy and died at an early age. (My mother thinks he was about 13 at death). Dan Acton Bailey & Laura Frances Sellers Bailey are buried side by side in two graves, covered in semi-cylindrical shaped concrete-over-brick tombs. They are not marked otherwise. A smaller in length similar grave I suspect is that of Benny Bailey their son. The cemetery is greatly deteriorated (what a shame for some of the pioneer families of Homewood). A fence around it is deteriorating and on one boundary, Paw Paw's restaurant has put their smelly garbage dump, and the fence by it is broken down, just as one enters to walk on Rev. Dan Acton Bailey and his wife's grave. A wooden fence has been erected, by the Howard Johnsons Motel on the adjacent boundary, to protect Motel occupants from realizing they are sleeping by a cemetery. In olden times their parking lot driveway was a road into the community and an access to the cemetery, which now really has no access. the next adjoining boundary has the fence eroding off a small embankment, which at one time was dug out for a shopping center which burned down years ago and was not rebuilt. There is an open field on the fourth cemetery boundary, beyond which is another restaurant, this one facing the Green Springs Hwy.” F. Tallula C. Parthena SELLERS b. Feb. 1861 d. Jan 1926 m. 1st Mr. Sellers 2nd ?Sims ALLEY, named after her father Henderson Sellers’ great aunt Tallullah Sellers who married Larry Brantley in Nash NC about 1820 and did not come on the trek to Alabama. “Lula” must have married a Sellers who died, then much later a kin to Jasper Alley who had married Elizabeth Drucilla Watkins. She probably married Sims ALLEY b: 1860 -son of Thomas Talliafero K. Alley b: 1821 in ,,NC and Martha Jane Goode. 1860 Jefferson, AL Thomas Alley 38 abt 1822 (Martha)Jane Alley 33 abt 1827 William Alley 15 abt 1845 James Alley 13 abt 1847 ( Wiley Jasper Alley 11 abt 1849 Mary A Alley 9 abt 1851 Sarah Alley 7 abt 1853 Nancy Jane Alley 5 abt 1855 Joseph E.Alley 3 abt 1857 married Mary Harrison 25 APR 1881 Jefferson Sims 1860 Alex H. 1863 Robert Thomas 1867 Elyton, Jefferson, SC Nunnalley, Mary G. Sammons, T. W. 08/08/1866 360 1870 residents of Jefferson Co AL I could only get a list, not family groups Jane Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1832 Alabama she took a few years of her age. Thomas must be dead. W M Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1845 Al male Jasper Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1849 Al male E Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1849 Alabama female wife of William M. ? M(ary) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1851 Alabama female S(arah) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1852 Alabama femal N(ancy) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1854 Alabama female Jo(seph) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1857 Alabama male Sims Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1858 Alabama male L(izzie) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1860 Alabama female Aly(Alexander) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1861 Alabama male T(homas) R Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1869 Alabama male Robert Thomas Alley died 29 JAN 1914 in Cardiff AL married 29 APR 1889 in Tuscaloosa Co AL Mary Dulcena Teer b: 2 MAY 1873 in Pickens Co AL 1880 Household: Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Jane ALLEY W Female 53 AL Seamstress Joseph E. ALLEY S Male 23 AL Miner Elizabeth S. ALLEY S Female 21 AL Housekeeper Alexander. H. ALLEY S Male 17 AL Day Laborer ________________________________________Source Information: Census Place Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 Page Number 412D i. Samuel C. SELLERS - b. Oct 1881 m. Ellen Ada Majors b. Nov. 1893 parent is John B. Majors b. May 1862-64 AL John Majors is a jeweler in 1900 Texas > Mitchell > Justice Precinct 1 > District. The Sellers family is in Trumbull > Liberty > District 281 Ohio for working in 1920 and he works as Puddler at a Puddle Mill. These Alabama families often went north to Ohio, Illinois and Detroit for work-always returning to Jefferson Co and St. Clair. a. Mary Blanche SELLERS b. AL 1903 works as sales lady -dry goods store b. Ruby B. SELLERS b. AL 1905 c. Myra I. SELLERS b. AL 1906 d. Nora El--yse SELLERS b.AL 1907 e. Ada Kathleen SELLERS b. AL 1909 • ii. Lelia/Lila ALLEY b. January 1891 m. 1909 William Willis Archibald Hardy b. Feb. 1886-son of Stephen Ransom Hardy and Ada M. Meherg 6 MAR 1884 in Coosa County. Ada M. MEHEARG b: 6 APR 1867 in Coosa County, , and grandson of William Allen Lansing Hardy and Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows of Nixburg, Coosa Co and great grandson of Ransom Meadows, one of the largest slave holders in Alabama in his time. a. Mildred E. HARDY b. 1911 b. Mary Frances HARDY 1923 c. James L. HARDY 1928 iii. Regina . Alley (indexed OLLIE) b. July 1896 Al m. Samuel B. "Alley" Baker b. Feb 1899, son of William H. Baker (son is Herbert A. b. abt. 1917) 1880 Household: William Francis Alley, son of Thomas Tallifero K. Alley and Martha “Nancy” Jane Goode Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace William F. ALLEY Self M Male W 34 MS Laborer At Furnace NC AL Anna E. ALLEY Wife M Female W 28 AL Keeping House MS AL Thomas R. ALLEY Son S Male W 12 AL MS AL Sally A. ALLEY Dau S Female W 9 AL MS AL Nancy ALLEY Dau S Female W 7 AL MS AL Elizabeth ALLEY Dau S Female W 5 AL MS AL William E. ALLEY Son S Male W 8M AL MS AL Had Joesph D. 1885 AMANDA E. GOODE Marriage: 19 JAN 1867 Jefferson, , Jefferson, Alabama ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Oxmoor, Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 442B Household: this is Wiley Jasper Alley and Elizabeth Drucilla Watkins. She is indexed as A.D. Alley- he is son of Thomas Tallifero K. Alley and Martha “Nancy” Jane Goode Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace William Jasper. ALLEY Self M Male W 31 MS Wagoner NC AL E. D. ALLEY Wife M Female W 26 AL Keeping House AL AL William Oskar. ALLEY Son S Male W 7 AL MS AL Mary Jane ALLEY m. Joe Calley Dau S Female W 3 AL MS AL Jasper ALLEY –this is either middle name of Jenkins or Enoch Son S Male W 6M AL MS AL Nov 15, 1881 they had Beatrice m. Rev James Sinard Brock b: 23 APR 1874 in Hill, Etowah Co., Al, then Nora m. Wiley Henson, then Flora who died, and last Marvin who was the only child still alive in 1914 when Will Franke made his notes. ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Oxmoor, Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 442B Household: the T. could be an F. I think. son of Thomas Tallifero K. Alley and Martha “Nancy” Jane Goode Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace James T. ALLEY Self M Male W 33 AL Laborer NC AL Sarah F. ALLEY Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House SC AL Thomas T. ALLEY Son S Male W 9 AL AL AL William M. ALLEY Son S Male W 7 AL AL AL Milley Jane ALLEY Dau S Female W 6 AL AL AL Charles J. ALLEY Son S Male W 4 AL AL AL Sarah L. ALLEY Dau S Female W 2 AL AL AL George E. ALLEY Son S Male W 3M AL AL AL Simon A. JONIS Other S Male W 47 GA Watch Maker GA GA J. C. MC WILLIAMS Other S Male W 24 AL Retail Grocer KY KY ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Elyton And Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 469A G. William Simpson SELLERS b Jan 7, 1863 during the Civil War d Jun 30, 1890 Sellers Cemetery m. Amanda Grace Sims b May 12 1866 d Dec 21, 1947 Sellers Cemetery -dau. of Martha L.G. ALLEN and William SIMS. i. Maime B. SELLERS 1884 married Thomas L. Scott-William Simpson Sellers´s nephew. ii. William "Billy" SELLERS iii. Nora SELLERS b. October 1885 married Wylie Thornton Poe Jr. b. Aug 1874. Nora died in a car accident after 1910 where she is living with mother Amanda Sellers and son. Will Franke says: “Wylie Thornton Poe b 31 Deecmber 1841 died 10 February 1882 was a strange and peculiar man. When he would be home, he farmed, but he was not very closely bound by any home ties. Nancy Josephine Watkins married Wylie Thornton Poe Sr. and they had 5 children when he was murdered and placed near a great bluff on Shades Mountain -W.A. Cemetery, which has since been called by his name. We said peculiar. He went out with the Cahaba Rangers in the CSA. He was both brave and reckless. But had no interest in the Southern cause, and when he was captured by Yankee troups, he joined their ranks and fought in Company C 1st Alabama Calvary with his brother Jesse and half brother Robert Poe.He was a very powerful man. It is said he could do a fourteen feet standing broad jump.” a. James Walter POE- b. 1907 iv. James Thomas Jefferson SELLERS -b. June 1888 married Etta Caladonia “Callie” Hardy b 27 February 1894, died 7 July 1992, daughter of Stephen Ransom Hardy (son of William Allen Lansing Hardy and Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows of Nixburg, Coosa Co) and Etta Caladonia MeHarg (daughter of Willis William Archibald MeHarg and Sarah Elizabeth Perkins). Etta was known as “Nannie” pronounced Ninnie by her grandchildren. a. Harold Thomas SELLERS 15 Dec 1916 died July 1992 married Evelyn Hamilton Children: 1. Harold Douglas Sellers 2. Ronald Wayne Sellers b. Nellie Mae SELLERS 28 Jan 1920 died December 13, 1932 buried next to Margaret Eleanor Catherine Sellers Aldridge at Elmwood Cemetery c. Robert Lionel SELLERS 2 May 1926 died 4 August 1973 in Birmingham. AL married Florence Irene Byerly child Nellie Mae b about 1946 d. Margaret Eleanor Catherine SELLERS b. 29 May 1929 died 10 April 2006 Birmingham, AL married Roscoe Claude Aldridge b. 2 December 1926 in Illinois while his father worked at a rubber factory or steel. Children: 1. Thomas Eugene Aldridge b. 29 APR 1950 in Fairfield, AL died November 8, 1989 Charleston SC, married Susan Millicent Taylor Slider, widow, 5 children Benjamin, Misha Michel, Thomas Taylor, Blaire Elizabeth, Charles Brookes 2. Larry Wayne Aldridge AL b. 1948 married Joan chicldren- 2 girls Alexandra and Courtney 3. Patricia Anne Aldridge b. 1946 married Phillip Brantley children-twin sons Daniel and Patrick Brantley 4. Roscoe Claude Aldridge Jr. b. 1954 1 child -Chase v. Raymond (not a Sellers, probably a Segar from a short marriage)- b Dec 20, 1897 d Mar 27, 1932 Sellers Cemetary- in 1900 Amanda Sellers appears as Amanda Saygar. Could be the name Segar. It appears Raymond is a Saygar/Segar. 4. Augustus G. MORRIS b. 17 Oct. 1834 SC Died: 28 August 1905 Homewood, Jefferson buried At Morris Cem.-Shades Valley Cemetery married Harriet J. Susy? b. Sept. 1831 SC died 4 Jan 1910 buried At Morris Cem.or Acton, Shades Valley by Brown Service. She had 9 children and 7 were still alive in 1900. A. Lougenia G. MORRIS b. 25 Nov. 1857 SC Death: 26 Apr 1936 m. Stephen Vincent ACTON b: 16 OCT 1858, AL m. 9 OCT 1879 in Jefferson Co., Al died 2 Aug 1934 - AL, Parents: Zephaniah William Acton, Passey Drucilla Watkins i. Ida Belle ACTON b: 27 AUG 1880 in Jefferson Co, Al m. A. F. Hunter b. June 1876. 4 children: Maurine 26 Aug 1898, Ona Beryl Belle 31 Jul 1899, Stephen Acton 20 Aug 1902, Carl L. 30 Sep 1905 ii. Harriet “Hattie” Elizabeth ACTON b: 16 OCT 1883 in Jefferson Co, Al married 16 Oct 1901 Richard Henderson Herring Born: 20 Feb 1880 Died: 16 Mar 1948 child: Harry Whiteside Herring 21 Jul 1902 B. Malinda MORRIS b. 1857 SC C. James M. MORRIS b. Jan. 1860 SC died March 1939 Homewood –never married- buried Morris cemetery most likely D. Sarah J. MORRIS b. 1862 AL E. Elizabeth MORRIS b. 1864 AL F. Augustus Arther MORRIS b. 21 February 1867 AL died 15 June 1889 buried at Morris Cem. Shades Valley G. Florence MORRIS b. 1868 AL H. Richard R. MORRIS lived on Columbiana Road b. May 1872 AL died August 1930 married 1894 1st Margaret Estelle/Austelle born Nov. 1874 married 2nd Pearl b. 1876 i. Edwin J. MORRIS b Dec 1894 ii. Margaret Austelle MORRIS b 23 April 1906 died 28 April 1906 buried At Morris Cem.-Shades Valley iii. Augustus G. 1904 iv. Jessie Lee female 1908 married Brock?- did she report her Aunt Josephine’s death? v. Lawrence W. b. Jan. 1910 vi. Laurette 1913 vii. Margaret Lillien? 1917 I. Thomas Jefferson MORRIS b. May 1874 AL married about 1896 Hattie Pauline b. June 1873 d. 23 July 1911 buried At Morris Cem.-Shades Valley i. Leon G. MORRIS b Sept 1896 ii. Thelma I. MORRIS b Sept 1898 iii. Thomas J. Jr. b. 1925 5. Thomas J. MORRIS b. about 1835 SC married about 1854 Louvena/Levina Sellers born Spartanburg SC abt 1835, daughter of Emanuel Sellers b. 1795 Nash Co. NC and Frances “Fannie” Rogers b. Nash/Franklin Co NC. She was Henderson Sellers sister. This Thomas may be nephew or son of James Morris or a cousin and the other Thomas in the family may be a brother to James. Or they could be 2 boys in the family of the same name. I cannot say why there are 2 Thomas names in the family, but they are related. Thomas J. went as far as Guntersville, fought in the Civil War and then returned to Spartanburg by 1870. There he and his boys worked in a cotton mill. A. Edward A. MORRIS b. about 1855 Spartanburg, SC married Mary E. B. Frances E. E. MORRIS b. about 1859 Guntersville, AL C. John MORRIS b about 1864 Spartanburg, SC 6. Cornelius MORRIS b. Sept. 1839 SC married 1st Sarah born 1841 SC 2nd Sarah L. b. Sept 1858 SC m. in 1885. She had 7 children total, including last 5 on list below known children- A. Josephine MORRIS b. 31 JAN. 1860 AL d. 23 April 1949, Lipscomb, Jefferson, AL buried at Union Cem. By Brown Service of Bessemer, AL reported by “Mrs. Jesse Brock” married Jesse Buchannan Bailey on 8/21/1878 B. Lafayette “Fayette” MORRIS 1862 AL m. F. Callie Jones who is buried where her infant babies are buried at Samuel Acton Cemetery i. Nettie M. MORRIS b. Dec. 9, 1883 died 27 Oct. 1913 and is buried in Union Hill Cemetery lot 14, plot 29 married Joel Byars Bearden a. Joel Elwyn BEARDEN b: 4 Oct 1909 in , Jefferson, Alabama b. (m) BEARDEN b: in Alabama c. Merrill BEARDEN b: 22 Oct 1911 in , Jefferson, Al d. BEARDEN e. (m) BEARDEN b: in Alabama f. BEARDEN b: 27 Oct 1913 ii. infant Morris buried Samuel Acton Cemetery iii. infant Morris buried Samuel Acton Cemetery C. Sarah F. MORRIS b. AL 25 November 1865 5 d. 26 March 1939 Croff-Acton Cem.Cem., Jefferson married Perry Lee JONES c 1883 i. Lela Leone JONES b: 22 Oct 1884 in Jefferson Co., Alabama ii. Hester JONES b: Feb 1886 iii. Maude Josephine JONES b: 12 Mar 1889 iv. Ada Frances JONES b: 8 Mar 1892 in , , Alabama v. Samuel Oscar JONES b: 24 Apr 1894 v. JONES b: Abt 1898 in Alabama vi. Amos P. JONES b: Abt 1899 in Alabama vii. Gracie Effie JONES b: Abt 1901 D. Maryetta MORRIS 1867 E. John H. MORRIS 1869 F. William MORRIS 1871 G. Robert MORRIS 1873 H. Ellen MORRIS 1875 I. Henry MORRIS 1878 named after Henry Emanuel Sellers his uncle J. Adia MORRIS b March 1881 K. Arthur MORRIS b Aug. 1886-still alive in 1910 (perhaps his full name is Augustus Arthur after his cousin) L. Annie MORRIS b. AL Sept. 1888 M Lula MORRIS b. AL March 1893 named after Talullah Sellers her aunt N. Nora MORRIS - b. Al January 1896 O. Ethel MORRIS b. AL July 1899 DOG-RUN HOUSES. The dog-run, dog-trot, or double log cabin was a common type of house in the middle of the nineteenth century. The building consisted of two cabins separated by a ten or fifteen foot passageway, with a continuous gabled roof covering both cabins and the passageway between them, or dog-run. Often a porch was built to extend across the entire front of the house, and lean-to shed rooms were constructed at the rear of each cabin for additional space. The walls were made of horizontally laid hand-hewn logs, with the openings between the logs chinked with sticks and clay. Later examples were often frame rather than logs. The floors were of either dirt, sawed boards, or split logs with the flat side up. There few windows in frontier cabins, and glass windows were rarely seen in pioneer times. Each cabin had a door opening onto the dog-run. Doors and shutters were hung on rawhide or wooden hinges. The roofs were made of overlapping oak clapboards held in place by weight poles. The chimney was constructed of sticks and a clay mixture, and the hearth was made of smooth rocks. Later dog-run houses often had fine brick chimneys and shingled roofs. The purpose of the dog-run was to cool the house by providing shade and catching the breeze. The space served as a catch-all for farm and household articles and was the favorite sleeping place of the dogs. The structure was used on the frontier from Alabama to Ontario. Some are two story (left) John Looney’s cabin in ST. Claire Co. circa 1820 and some are one and a half story (right) Patterson Log Cabin in Tallassee c. 1845. Henderson Sellers died near Chickamauga GA in the Civil War- D 28 Alabama Infantry. Private Confederate Flag: 28th Alabama Infantry Catalogue No. 86.3945.1 (PN10110-10111) Information supplied by E. D. Wilson, Houston, TX -The flag was captured at Orchard Knob on November 23, 1863. This was the opening engagement of the Battle of Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863. The flag was captured by Corporal G. H. Kramer, Co. I, 41st Ohio Infantry. Corporal Kramer "ordered and received the surrender of 20 men with the colors." Instead of forwarding the flag to the U.S. War Department in Washington, Brigadier General William B. Hazen, commanding the Second Brigade, Third Division, 4th Army Corps, apparently retained it as his personal property. Following the war, the flag remained in General Hazen's possession. In 1903, his son John McClean Hazen placed the flag on loan to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Learning of its existence, Dr. Thomas Owen, Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History requested the return of the flag on August 20, 1905. The 28th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized March 29, 1862 at Shelby Springs (located about half way between Calera and Columbiana) to serve for three years or the duration of the war. The recruits were to report to Shelby Springs, the site of a large Confederate military training camp known as Camp Winn, on 13 March; they remained there until 18 April 1862. The Regiment consisted of companies from Blount, Dallas, Jefferson, Marshall, Perry, and Walker counties. After marching, taking trains and fighting all over the South the 28th was notified they were needed in GA. Union Gen'l William S. Rosecrans, commanding the Army of the Cumberland, began a series of rapid flanking movements which dislodged Bragg's Confederates. The 28th left Shelbyville on the 27th of June 1863 and reached Tullahoma on the 28th where they stayed until 1 July. Then they moved on to Chattanooga, a vital rail and river port city, arriving the 7th and camping a mile below town until 20 August. Rosecrans' movements forced the evacuation of Chattanooga. Bragg moved his forces south to Lafayette, Georgia, and began calculating a counter move against Rosecrans. The 28th Alabama moved across Lookout Mountain (31 August) to the Lower Chickamauga Creek, about 19 miles distant. Then on 1 September, they moved to Mc Fairlands' Springs, about 10 miles. On the 8th, they marched to Chickamauga Creek, 19 miles, and on the 10th, marched 9 miles to McLemore's Cove. Bragg saw his opportunity open at Crawfish Springs, GA, along the banks of Chickamauga Creek. He realized that Rosecrans had split his Union forces into three groups. Bragg attacked, hoping he could pick these groups off piecemeal, but Rosecrans recognized the threat and was able to reunite his Army before the full effect of the attack could be made. Bragg wasted no time in beginning the fight and the two armies battered each other to no avail on September 19, 1863. The Union and Confederate soldiers had fought to a standstill, but on the morning of the 20th, a gap was found in the Union line near the Brotherton house, and thousands of Confederates, including the 28th Alabama, poured through. Rosecran's Army of the Cumberland was put in rout. A solid counterattack by Gen'l John Thomas Wilder's "Lightning Brigade," armed with Spencer repeating rifles, slammed into the flank of Manigault's Brigade and the 28th Alabama. The Confederates were stunned from the awesome firepower of Wilder's Brigade and were forced to retreat almost a mile. After the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, Rosecrans retreated to Chattanooga. The Army of Tennessee followed, and Bragg ordered the city to be placed under siege. He positioned his Confederates around the city, effectively boxing in the Union forces. Henderson s 2 brothers survived the Battles near Chickamauga Creek. Alison Sellers and Emanuel Henry Sellers- Company D was with William H. Nabors as well. Witness account of one of the battles: (Confederate account; the following article is taken from the Confederate Veteran, vol. XXVII (1919), p.311:) Partial account extracted- The following account of the return of the flag of the 28th Alabama Regiment comes from John T. Edmond, of Campbell, Tex., who served with Company D, of that regiment, as taken from the newspaper report from Montgomery September 9, 1905: "The flag of the 28th Regiment, C.S.A., has come back from the National Museum by grace of Mrs. George Dewey, wife of Admiral Dewey, and the widow of the late Gen. W. B. Hazen, U.S.A. It was captured November 23, 1863, at Bald Knob, near Chattanooga, after a fight that depleted the command and give it the same glory that fell to the famous Light Brigade. Union and Confederate alike tell of the glorious fight it made when under the impression that it had been ordered to hold the position taken at all hazards. Some of the best men of Alabama were on its rolls, and many of them never came back to tell of its glories. "The regiment was organized at Shelby Springs March 29, 1862, 'for three years, or the war.' It went out under Col. J. W. Frazer, who soon resigned the command to Col. John C. Reid, who led it in all its death-dealing and death-receiving raids upon the enemy “….Col. John C. Reid, commanding the 28th Alabama Regiment, always said that he had received orders to hold his position 'at all hazards,' as the brigade would move out and the girth be made on that line. This was a misunderstanding, most unfortunately. How it came about I have never been able to ascertain. But Colonel Reid certainly believed that the 28th Alabama Regiment was ordered 'to hold the position at all hazards,' and it did so with the most distinguished gallantry. The position was attacked by overpowering numbers, but our men firmly held the position. There happened what rarely came under my knowledge: the Confederates and Yankees actually fought at the bayonet point across the breastworks. The regiment held its position until the troops on either flank had been driven off and until it was almost completely surrounded. It was then withdrawn, very properly, only after a most heroic resistance and it became evident to Colonel Reid that the brigade was not coming up to make the fight on that line. "I have never know men to act with more distinguished bravery. I have not the figures before me, but my recollection is that they did not withdraw until over half of their number had been killed, wounded, or captured. "The attack on Orchard Knob, it will be remembered, was the opening of the battles around Chattanooga. "It gives me great pleasure to bear witness to the gallantry of my comrades of the 28th Alabama Regiment. I trust that you will place this testimony with the returned battle flag, so that all succeeding generations may know of the grand heroism displayed by the regiment whose ensign it was, not only on that occasion, but on every battle field from Murfreesboro, 1862, until Nashville, 1864." _____________________________________________________________________________- BELOW –DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY FIT IN-- IF AT ALL 7. Thomas MORRIS b. June 1835 SC married 1st AL in 1860 Sarah C. b. 1841 2nd m. 1866 Sarah E. born Feb. 1851 (1870 Louisville PO, Winston Co, Miss, 1880 Fayette, Alabama) A. Jane B. 1867 TN B. Manerva L. February 1870 AL C. James Hugh b Dec. 1872 AL D. Sina L. 1874 AL E. William L. b 1876 AL F. Zachariah “Zack” C. b. April 1880 AL G. Robert L. b. June 1883 AL H. Della b September 1885 Louisville Miss I. Riley T. b June 1888 Louisville, Miss J. Samuel C. b Sept 1892 Louisville, Miss Household: Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Thomas MORRAS M Male 40 SC Farming Sarah C. MORRAS M Female 29 AL Keeping House Jane B. MORRAS S Female 13 TN Keeping House Manerva L. MORRAS S Female 10 AL James H. MORRAS S Male 7 AL Sina L. MORRAS S Female 5 AL William L. MORRAS S Male 2 AL Zachariah MORRAS S Male 2M AL Alexander WORHAY S Male 25 AL ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Township 15, Fayette, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254013 Page Number 462C 8. Permelia Morris age 34 is with Thomas Morris in Miss. in 1870-she may be a cousin or sister in law 9. John Morris Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace John MORRIS Self M Male W 46 SC Farming SC SC Mary C. MORRIS Wife M Female W 31 GA Keeping House SC GA Elias MORRIS Son S Male W 18 AL Farmer SC GA William MORRIS Son S Male W 8 AL SC GA John MORRIS Son S Male W 5 AL SC GA Thomas MORRIS Other S Male W 1M AL SC GA ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Township 15, Fayette, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254013 NA Film Number T9-0013 Page Number 462C poss. James H. Morris fought in B 28 Alabama Infantry. Private Private Confederate out of Jefferson Co Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetary. Also called the Bailey or Sellers Cemetary. Located on the south side of Oxmoor Road in Edgewood (Homewood) between I65 and Green Springs Hwy, adjacent to the motel parking lot. 1870 Jefferson Co these were all initials but I filled them in for you. Allison Sellers abt 1822 North Carolina White Male Margaret Sellers abt 1836 South Carolina White Female James H Sellers abt 1854 South Carolina White Male Frances L Sellers abt 1856 Alabama White Female Sarah L Sellers abt 1862 Alabama White Female Alice C P A Sellers abt 1864 Alabama White Female William H Sellers abt 1866 Alabama White Male George W Sellers abt 1868 Alabama White Male Mary J Sellers abt 1869 Alabama White Female 1880 Household: Allison SELLERS Self M Male W 45 SC Farmer SC SC Margaret SELLERS Wife M Female W 40 SC Keeping House SC SC James SELLERS Son S Male W 26 SC Farmer SC SC Fannie SELLERS Dau S Female W 24 SC At Home SC SC Sarah SELLERS Dau Female W 19 AL At Home SC SC Alice SELLERS Dau Female W 17 AL At Home SC SC William SELLERS Son Male W 16 AL SC SC George SELLERS Son Male W 14 AL SC SC Mary SELLERS Dau S Female W 12 AL SC SC Allen SELLERS twin Son S Male W 10 AL SC SC (b. 15 March 1870) Henry SELLERS twin Son S Male W 10 AL SC SC Ellen SELLERS Dau S Female W 6 AL SC SC Emanuel SELLERS Father Male W 85 NC Superanuiated NC NC Source Information: Census Place Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 535C
Mar 13, 2007 · posted to the surname Morris
Susan Aldridge The connection between the Robert Hardy family and the Ransom Meadows family and the importance of Nancy Peebles Browning in the Ransom Meadows Descendancy. Nancy Peebles Browning was the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows. Nancy Peebles Browning was the mother of John B. Hardy -1825 SC -who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows-.b April 1827 AL, and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows who was the son of Ransom Meadows. They were children by her first marriage to Robert Hardy b 1782 in Lunenburg VA who lived in Edgefield SC before leaving for Alabama. Ransom Meadows Dick (a grandson of Ransom Meadows) served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston at Coosa Co in 1865. Nancy was also the daughter of Nancy Peebles Browning by her second marriage to James Madison Bankston . Two of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of Ransom Meadows`grandchildren.Moses Meadows (son of Ransom Meadows) signed the marriage bond for his niece, my ancestor. I have a copy. Her name was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows and she was the daughter of Stephen "Steve" who died of yellow fever. She grew up with Ransom Meadowsm, her grandfather. Ransom went to Mt. Miegs, east of Montgomery, Alabama about 1816/17. Then, he went to Autauga, thirdly to Lowndesboro about 1819, then finally in 1840s to Alexander City, Tallapoosa after 3 of his boys died of fever- Stephen, Tom, and Jerry. Headstone for uncle Moses Meadows and Didema Hogan 1850 Tallapoosa , AL 12 Dec House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786 Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 GA Miles 16 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson- Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden) 1860 Tallapoosa AL Ransom Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 73 1786 North Carolina Male Sarah Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 70 1789 Georgia Female Mary Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 50 1809 Georgia Female Noly Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 35 1824 Georgia Female From an undated newspaper clipping: "Ransom was a man who believed in "making arrangements," undoubtedly a long range planner. When the time came to settle in his final resting place, there was already constructed and waiting a sturdy, stone mausoleum. Time and the elements and some vandalism have taken their toll on the pre-1800 structure, but it is still in good shape in a wooded area about one-quarter mile off Elkahatchee Road, three miles from Alexander City, Alabama, near the old Crow place. In this self-styled mausoleum are the bodies of Ransom and his wife Sarah. Ransom's son William and daughter-in-law are also said to be buried there. Sometime between 1830 and 1840, Ransom and all of his living sons except William left Lowndesboro and went to Tallapoosa Co. in the face of malaria and yellow fever epidemics. It is said William out lived all of those who left him behind in Lowndes County. Isham, Jr. also remained in Lowndes Co. and died there. Ransom was the son of Isham, born in 1765 in Virginia, and the grandson of another Isham Meadows, who was named for the Bermuda Hundred settlement in Virginia, founded in 1649." Marker at mausoleum: "In memory of RANSOM MEADOWS born in Warren County N. Carolina Dec. 25th, 1786 Married Sarah Stephens Feb. 4th, 1808 died April 2nd, 1863 aged 76 years, 1 month and 7 days." Below-is Ransom Meadows grave Foto courtesey Oel Castner “Susan, I thank you for the wonderful article about Ransom Meadows. I have been to Fishpond cemetery where Didema grave is. As you know she was Creek Indian and the Fishpond cemetery and Baptist Church is the seat of the Creek nation. All of the Hogan's are there. The name Susan appears several time in the women of the Meadows family. I hope you get the attachment to my e mail. I have been to this cretch several times it is a few miles on Meadows property,it has been sold but today's owners will let you visit....I am fith generation Meadows on my mothers side. My grandfather was Oel and I bear that extremely interesting name.... The Creeks still function as a tribe, and there history and current administration still continue through family members who live near or attend to Fishpond Baptist Church. The people who lived in the communities near Fishpond were made up of native American folks and families married and resided side by side, mostly farmers. This is the story that I know about Didema [Moses Meadows wife]. I have photos and have seen photos of her and if you were able to see them you would understand the Creek part be cause she looks full Native American. She wore bright checks and even wore Indian bead work. Didema was born 12-5-1833, and died 11-10,1912. Her father was Alonza Hogan. (Hogans are buried in the Native American portion, of the cemetery. A small rock fence separates these families. Anglo American and Native American.) No record is available about her mother's name. My grand mother alluded to it as perhaps Thunderburk. When she was only twelve, both of her parents died of typhoid fever within the same week. She had no sisters and just one brother. Didema was jolly, pleasant,and easy going. She was quite thrifty, and did not want to waste anything' She like to talk and visit with everyone. She and Moses always went to Primitive Baptist Church. (Note Primitive Baptist) This probably was literal. She always had her church paper, which was the first church paper published.Moses and Didema Hogan Meadows are buried in Fishpond Cemetery. Moses and Didema children are Daniel (Dan) Ransom Meadows 5-25-1849;d1934 he married Mary B._____(b1849;d.1929 He was a successful farmer and trader of stock and cattle......oel castner” Ransom is buried three miles from Alexander City (Talapoosa County) 1/4 mile from Elleahatchee (?spelling) near the old Crow place. (Steve Meadows) From Evelyn Justice, August 1967: "My grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Meadows Justice, told the story that she visited at Ransom Meadows's home many times when she was a child. She said he owned about 4,000 acres of land and 200 slaves. It took fifteen years to build the house for the sepulchre, and was built on a large smooth rock. The cement was made of wood ashes, salt and water. Ransom begged his wife, Sarah, for several years to be buried there with him and she refused for a long time. Finally, shortly before he died, she promised him she would be buried there and this made him very happy. A daughter, Frances, was also buried there. For several years the family could go into the sepulchre and view the bodies. But a few years later someone broke in and broke the glass and stole the jewelry from the bodies then the tomb had to be sealed." Ransom was not her father, but probably grandfather. This could be Sarah´s family- Household: 1880 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Warren JUSTICE Self M Male W 30 AL Farmer GA AL Sarah H. JUSTICE Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House AL AL (this seems to be Sarah H. Meadows daughter of Gilbert Meadows- b 11 SEP 1846 in Tallapoosa) Willie E. JUSTICE Son S Male W 10 AL Work On Farm AL AL Isac C. JUSTICE Son S Male W 6 AL AL AL Ona JUSTICE Dau S Female W 4 AL AL AL Robert A. JUSTICE Son S Male W 3 AL AL AL Lena JUSTICE Dau S Female W 5M AL AL AL __________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama Nixburg is where the Hardys lived who married so many Meadows family members from Tallapoosa. 1850 Tallapoosa , AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375 Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1818 Al Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1827 Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1846 Al James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1848 Al Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1839 Alabama Below is a newspaper announcement found by Billy Parker concerning the sale date of the transcribed court paper from 1873 . After Ransom Meadow´s widow sarah Stephens´s death, the remaining property was sold. A Petition was filed in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 18 January 1873, by Gilbert Meadows. To the Hon. Allen D. Sturdevant, Judge of the Probate for said county: Gilbert Meadows, a resident citizen of said county over age twenty-one years. He stated that Ransom Meadows, late of said county, decd., died owning 352 acres off the west side of Section 20, Township 22, Range 21, in said county, with other lands. After the death of Ransom Meadows, the said lands above were set apart as the dower of the widow of Ransom, Sarah Meadows, who has since departed this life 3 November 1872 leaving real estate unadministered. Petition further states that the following named persons are the children and heirs at law of Ransom Meadows: (1) Mary Dick over 21 years old and resides in Pickens(?) County, Alabama; (2) William Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Lowndes County, Alabama; (3) adix Elias Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Pike [Polk] County, Texas; (4) Moses Meadows of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (5) adix Elizabeth Bankston over 21 years of age and resides somewhere in the State of Georgia, but petitioner is not informed as to her county; (6) Milas [Milous] Meadows over 21 years residing in Coosa County, Alabama; (7) Stephen Meadows who is now decd., leaving surviving him Mary Hardey who is of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (8) Martha Farris who is also decd., leaving surviving her June Boss(?) and Francis Farris all of whom are of lawful age and reside in Coosa County, Alabama; (9) Sarah Ogletree who died leaving surviving her John & Thomas Ogletree over the age of 21 years – John resides in said county and state, Thomas having died last resided in Coosa County, Alabama leaving surviving him Daniel, Sidney, and Elizabeth Ogletree all under fourteen years of age; (10) Petitioner Gilbert Meadows who is of lawful age and residing in said county and state. Petitioner shows that all the above mentioned heirs at law & children of Ransom Meadows are joint owners and tenants in common in said lands above described and have each a one tenth interest in said lands. Lands cannot be equitably & fairly divided without a sale of same. Henry A. Garrett is guardian ad litem for the minors in this petition. Transcribed by Russell Henderson from the original. Children of Ransom Meadows and Sarah Stephens: i. Sarah Meadows, born circa 1810, Greene County, Georgia, died September 1836 Georgia, married 30 January 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Asbury Ogletree. Ogletree was born 18 November 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died 23 April 1884 in Taliaferro Co., GA son of Littleton Ogletree and Sarah Thompson. He married (2) Martha Thompson on 21 September 1837 in Georgia Children by Sarah Meadows 1. John R.M. OGLETREE MAR 1835 in Taliaferro Co. GA m. 26 Apr 1855 to Harriet E. Morgan 2. Thomas R. OGLETREE b 1836 GA who married Emeline Wilkinson had children Daniel, Sidney and Elizabeth Frances Ogletree b: 7 DEC 1861. Thomas died by Jan 18, 1873. 1880 District 140, Tallapoosa, Alabama John R. M. lives next to his great Uncle Gilbert. Roxanna M. b 1856 had already left the house. John OGLETREE Self M Male W 48 GA Farmer GA GA Harriet E. (Morgan)OGLETREE Wife M Female W 48 GA Keeping House GA GA Sallie C.OGLETREE Dau S Female W 21 AL GA GA James OGLETREE Son S Male W 13 AL At Home GA GA Ophelia OGLETREE Dau S Female W 11 AL GA GA Ida OGLETREE Dau S Female W 9 AL GA GA Edmund OGLETREE Son S Male W 7 AL GA GA Alphonza OGLETREE Son S Male W 5 AL GA GA (John) Ransom OGLETREE Son M Male W 21 AL Farm Laborer GA GA Belle OGLETREE DauL M Female W 20 AL GA GA 1860 Mount Olive, Coosa County, Alabama Thos B Ogletree 24 abt 1836 Emeline F Ogletree 19 abt 1841 Maiden name Wilkinson M Redmon Daniel Ogletree 1 abt 1859 Sydney W Ogletree 5.12 abt 1860 ii. Martha D. "Patsy" Meadows, born circa 1812, Greene County, Georgia, died before 1873, married 2 December 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Samuel Farris, born circa 1805. They lived in Lowndes County, in 1850, and 1860 with her brother William Meadows. Children 1. Samuel R FARRIS b: 1834 2. Sarah Jane FARRIS b: 18 JAN 1835 in AL 3. Mordecai FARRIS b: 1838 4. Cass Farris iii. Stephen Meadows, born circa 1813, died before 1850 census --from 1840 Lowndes he is born between 1811 and 1820. Family stories relate that he and his 2 brothers Tom and Gerry died with fever near Lowndesboro, causing his father to leave the lower swamp lands of Lowndes Co and seek north, moving to Tallapoosa Co across the river from the Hardy family in Nixburg, Coosa Co which he had known in Lowndes. Stephen´s only child was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows who married 1st Robert W. Hardy 28th Sept. 1848 and had 3 sons by him. After he died she married his older brother William Allan Lansing Hardy and had 11 more children. m. Robert W. Hardy on 28th Sep 1848 in Tallapoosa. Billy Parker wrote, " A grandaughter of Robert ( Alma Adamsom Neighbors) said Robert W. died at age 48 from complications following surgery which was performed on a table in the yard." Children 1. William L HARDY b: 1849 m. Mary Margaret Townsend b 1 August 1845 2. Daniel Jackson. HARDY b: NOV 1851 in Alabama married Frances E. 3. Robert W. HARDY Jr b: AUG 1853 m Queen Victoria Ingram b JAN 1855 in Randolph Co., AL Daughter of John and Martha Ingram who had moved to Travelers Rest, Coosa by 1870 census. m. William Allen Lansing HARDY on 10 NOV 1853 in Coosa b: 1827 in Dollar, Coosa County, Alabama 10 Nov 1853 in Coosa County, Alabama Children 1. Mary Susan HARDY b: ABT 1857/1858 2. Sarah A. HARDY b: 1859 in Cossa Territory, Dollar, Alabama m 3 JAN 1878 George Edward Latiker b: 1851 in Rockford, Coosa 3. Nathan HARDY b: 1864 4. John Richard “Jehu” HARDY b: 1865 m. Martha “Mattie” Sellers 5. Stephen Ransom HARDY b: 30 Oct 1865 in Coosa County, Al died September 28, 1931 Jefferson Co. m. Ada meHerg b. 6 APR 1867 in Coosa Co.,AL on 6 MAR 1884 in Coosa Co.,AL Child: Willis Archibald, m. Etta Caladonia Meherg 9 Feb 1893 and Emma Lowery 6. Didema HARDY b: 8 Sep 1865 died 14 MAR 1927 in White City, Autauga m 5 NOV 1885 in Coosa Joshua MeHerg b: 4 JAN 1862 in Horsestomp, Coosa 7. Isadora “Doran” HARDY b: 1871 8. Louisa Frances HARDY b: 20 Nov 1872 in Coosa County, Al died July 28,1910 Parkdale Cem m. Thomas Albert MeHerg 21 Oct 1888 9. Allen A HARDY b: 1875 10. Charles HARDY b: 1879 11. Houston Hardy 1881 1900 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Shelby > Spearman > District 131 precinct 11 13 June 1900 House 142 John R. Hardy head W Male Dec 1865 age 34 widower AL AL AL Farmer rents Lezinlea? E. dau W Female Dec 1891 age 8 AL Elbert L. son W M July 1893 6 AL house 143 Stephen R. Hardy Head W M Oct 1862 37 Married 0 years together Emma wife W F May 1879 21 Married 0 years together Willis (William Archibald) son W M February 1886 age 14 Callie dau. W F Feb 1895 age 5 (Etta Caladonia) Houston brother W M Oct 1881 age 18 single iv. Mary Meadows, born circa 1809-15, married 23 August 1836-marriage license at Lowndes Cty Courthouse, to Robert L. Dick born in GA, went to AL in the 1830's (land records). Their first two children, Martha and Sarah F. were born in AL. They moved to Union Parish, LA sometime prior to the birth of Ransom Meadows Dick who was born Sept. 24, 1840 in Union Parish. Robert acquired land in Union Parish, farmed and was somewhat influential in the affairs of Union Parish - served on a Police Jury several time, responsible for directing the placement of several roads and bridges in the Parish. Robert was a substantial slave owner according to slave schedules in the county. Family stories (principally from Robert L. Dick's grandson, Robert Ransom Dick who lived and died in AL) is that Robert L. left his family sometime prior to 1860, giving his wife thousands of dollars in gold and 30 slaves to sustain herself and the children. He was in Zandt County, Tx, 1860, showing R.L. Dick, age 51, born GA, listed with William Lauderdale family. Martha and Sarah stayed in Union Parish, but Mary took her young son, Ransom Meadows Dick back to AL to live near her Meadows family. She may have remarried to a Sanders. A woman named Mary Sanders is living with Ransom and has $5000. 1860 Tallapoosa AL House 1477 10 September page 219 Ransom Meadows 73 1786 NC Real Estate $56,680 per. prop. $103,000 Sarah Meadows 70 1789 Georgia Mary Sanders 50 1809 Georgia per. property $5000 Noly Sanders 35 1824 Georgia Ransom Meadows Dick served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston Coosa Co in 1865. She was the daughter of Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston who was the mother of John B. Hardy who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows. Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston was also the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows. So 2 of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of his grandchildren . v. Gilbert Meadows, born 9 December 1818, Alabama, died 26 July 1902, testate, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, married 6 June 1844, Coosa County, Alabama, Rebecca Eden, born circa 1827. They lived in Tallapoosa County, in 1850 and 1860. Gilbert’s will was made 23 June 1902, Tallapoosa County. He left his property to his daughters, Martha A. and Rebecca J. Meadows. Executor was son–in–law, B. W. Richardson. Witnesses: H. H. Milner, D. R. Meadows. 1st married Martha Matilda Snowden Abt. 1842, 2nd married Rebecca Eden daughter of Rev. James G. Eden and wife Harriett on 6 June 1844 in Coosa County, AL; born 1827 in Coosa, AL34; died in Alexandria City, AL -member of the 47th Alabama Company C, buried at Fishpond Cemetery 1850 Tallapoosa, AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375 Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1818 Alabama Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1827 Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1846 Alabama James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1848 Alabama Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1839 Alabama NEXT DOOR-House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786 Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 Miles 16 GATownship 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson? Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden?) 1860 Fishpond, Tallapoosa AL Gilbert Meadows 43 abt 1817 Rebecca W Meadows 34 abt 1826 Martha A Meadows 14 abt 1846 Sarah H Meadows 13 abt 1847 James R Meadows 11 abt 1849 Susan A Meadows 8 abt 1852 Mary F Meadows 7 abt 1853 Margaret Meadows 6 abt 1854 Rebecca J Meadows 4 abt 1856 Sarah M Meadows 3 abt 1857 Texanna Meadows 1 abt 1859 Ransom Meadows 73 abt 1787 Sarah Meadows 70 abt 1790 1880 Disrict 140, Tallapoosa, Alabama The family is misindexed-I had to look for a Gilbert without a last name in search. Gilbert HEADOR Self M Male W 61 AL Farmer GA GA Rebecca HEADOR Wife M Female W 53 AL Keeping House GA GA Martha HEADOR Dau S Female W 33 AL AL AL Jane HEADOR Dau S Female W 23 AL AL AL Texas HEADOR Dau S Female W 20 AL AL AL Ardella HEADOR Dau Female W 17 AL AL AL Gilbert A. HEADOR Son S Male W 15 AL At Home AL AL Moses S. HEADOR Son S Male W 13 AL At Home AL AL Charley HEADOR Son S Male W 10 AL At Home AL AL Royl M. GIBSON Uncle S Male W 58 SC SC SC 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census lists in household: Meadows Gilbert, age 81, widowed Martha A., daughter, age 55, single Rebecker J., daughter, age 43, single Elias C., son, age 31, single R. Meadows, grandson, age 9 Jenie Gibson, hirhand, age 29, single children –some are buried at Primitive pond Babtist Church in Coosa Co AL by Martha Snowden 1 John W. Milas Meadows b: 17 OCT 1843 in Coosa Co. AL Marriage 1 Martha Henrietta CARTER b: 1 NOV 1846 in GA married: 15 AUG 1865 in AL By Rebbeca Eden 2 Martha A. 2 APR 1845 - Marriage 1 Justice BROTHER b: 1840 in AL 3 James Ransom Sr, 21 SEP 1848 most all born after Feb.1845 Married the niece of his father's first wife, Mary Harriet SNOWDEN b: 23 FEB 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co. MS.residence Texas 1890 4 Susan Ann, b.14 Feb.,1851, m. james william pemberton 22 JAN 1869 in Tallapoosa Co. AL 5 Sarah Harriet Amy 11 SEP 1846 never married or did she marry Warren Justice? 6 Mary Frances 20 OCT 1852 Marriage 1 Tom CARTER b: 1850 in AL 7 Margaret Ann 26 JUL 1854 m. Richard Thomas MOORE b: 23 DEC 1855 in Talladega Co. AL : 8 DEC 1878 in Tallapoosa Co. AL 8 Rebecca Jane b 1856- never married 9 Jonah Monroe 27 MAY 1858 d. 28 JAN 1935 in Baird, Callahan Co. TX, m. Eliza Jane Tucker b: 19 OCT 1870 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL Married: 21 DEC 1884 in Andrews Chapel, Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL 10 Texana “Texas” 14 NOV 1860 m.. 1 Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL in: 1884 in AL 11 Hixie Ardella 22 NOV 1861 d. Jun 1942 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX , m Benjamin Washington Richardson 18 Dec 1881 in AL 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census Hixie states she had 10 children with nine living . They moved to TX in 1907/8 from rural Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, AL. Both are buried in old cemetery in Sweeny, Brazoria County, TX.(Bobbie Spiegel, on the Coastal Bend of TX) 12 Gilbert A. Middleton Jr, 3 FEB 1864 13 Moses Sherill 14 FEB 1866 14 Charles Elias 16 MAY 1869 in Coosa Co. AL vi. William Meadows, born 30 January 1821, Alabama, died 7 September 1882, Lowndes County, Alabama, married 16 August 1842, Angeline Virginia McClendon, born 30 August 1821, died 22 November 1863.Children 1. Alfonzo MEADOWS b: 1843 in Alabama 2.Ransom MEADOWS 18 JUN 1846 in Lowndes Al 3. Eugenia MEADOWS b: 1848 in Alabama 4. Sarah A MEADOWS b: 1851 in Alabama 1850 Lowndes County, AL Census 33 951 951 Meadows William 30 M Planter 1,600 Ala Meadows Angeline 29 F Georgia Meadows Alfonzo 7 M Ala Meadows Ransom 4 M Ala (18 June 1846) Meadows Eugenia 2 F 1860 Tallapoosa AL Haywood PO Wm Meadows 39 M farmer $15,435 Ala Angeline Meadows 38 F Georgia Alfonzo Meadows 16 M Ala Ransom Meadows 12 M Ala (18 June 1846) Ugenia Meadows 11 F Ala Sarah Meadows 9 F Ala Samuel Farris 55 M SC $4,120 Martha Farris 47 F GA M D Farris 24 farmer M Ala (18 June 1846) Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant total $500,000 VA Jane Harrison 55 F SC Harriette Irwin 16 F Texas vii. Elias Meadows, born 18 February 1823, Alabama, died 14 May 1891, Polk County, Texas, married 7 June 1846, Coosa County, Alabama, to Susan Antoinette Towns, born 29 August 1829, died 6 July 1906, Polk County, Texas. Elias and Susan came to Texas after 1850. As Susan's father died in 1855 and her mother followed in 1862, it is probable they came during that time- ! My gggrandfather Elias Meadows came to Moscow Polk County, Texas abt. 1853. Elias came with his father-In-law Bartlett Towns. They came from Tallapoosa county, Alabama. I don't have any information on a Richard Gipson who married Mahala Meadows. rlovett@claersail.net ” “ELIAS AND SUSAN TOWNS MEADOWS WERE BURRIED IN THE ABBOT CEMENTARY WHICH IS NORTH OF CORRIGAN, TEXAS ON HWY 287. TURN RIGHT AT OLD ASIA ON A DIRT ROAD GO ABOUT ONE MILE TURN RIGHT AGAIN FOR ABOUT 2OO YARDS.” Children 1. Bartlett Ransom Meadows b: 28 APR 1847 in Coosa County, Al 2. Sarah Elizabeth Meadows b: 3 NOV 1848 in Coosa County, Al 3. twins Sarah Meadows, born 1850, 10 March 1850 Coosa County, Alabama d. March 15, 1850 and unknown Meadows, born 11 March 1851. Coosa County, Alabama; d. March 12, 1851 4. Lucy Jane Meadows b: 26 MAR 1852 in Livingston, Polk County, Texas 5. William Jefferson Meadows b: 19 AUG 1854 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 6. Georgiann Virginia Meadows b: 7 DEC 1856 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texa 7. Henrietta Amison Meadows b: 14 JAN 1860 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 8. Priscilla Antonet Meadows b: 29 DEC 1862 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 9. Mary Eliza Meadows b: 7 OCT 1865 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas viii. Early (Richard) Moses Meadows, born 1825, Alabama, died 7 September 1892, Coosa County, Alabama, married Didema Peebles Hogan, born 5 December 1833, on 15 DEC 1847 at age 14 years and 10 days in Coosa Co. AL, , died 10 November 1912, daughter of Alonzo Hogan. Moses Meadows lived in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in 1850. He lived in Coosa County, Alabama, in 1860, 1870, and 1880. Successful farmer in Fishpond area. Married Dec 16, 1847 Diadema Peeples Hogan b. 5 DEC 1833 in Montgomery Co., Al when she was only just a few days 14 years old- Had slaves, many crops, cattle and operated a grist and syrup mill. Large land holdings. Most noted that his dwellings were well constructed. He loved children and was even tempered, kind and generous. (Jim Meadows) Children 1. Emanuel Martin MEADOWS 2. Moses MEADOWS , Jr. 3. Daniel Ransom MEADOWS b: 26 MAY 1849 in Coosa Co. AL 4. William Malcome MEADOWS b: 1 MAR 1851 in Coosa Co. AL 5. John Thomas MEADOWS b: 1855 in Coosa Co. AL 6.Martha Frances MEADOWS b: 6 AUG 1858 in Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 7. Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL 8. Sarah Ann MEADOWS b: 1861 in Coosa Co. AL 9. Benjamin MEADOWS b: 1863 in Coosa Co. AL 10. Charles Frank MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1866 in Coosa Co. AL 11. Didema Hogan MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1870 in Coosa Co. AL 12. Mary Browning MEADOWS b: 1874 in Coosa Co 1850 Tallapoosa, AL Moses Meadows house 1383, not far from parents Moses Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1825 Alabama Dedeamy P Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1832 Al Daniel R Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt abt 1849 Al ix. Elizabeth Meadows, born April 1827, married 1st 24 June 1844 in Tallapoosa AL by Simson Goolsby clerk to John B. Hardy b 1825 Edgefield SC, son of Robert Hardy and Nancy Peebles Browning of Nixburg, Coosa AL, They had Robert R. Hardy born 1845 who died by 1900 census. John B. Hardy died 1865-1868 according to family notes. 2nd marriage Elizabeth married James Madison Bankston b. 1815 Spartanburg SC. He was the son of Joseph and Agnes Bankston of Spartanburg SC. He had been married to Elizabeth´s 1st husband´s mother -Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy and had had one child by her: Nancy Browning Bankston who married Ransom Meadows Dick who was a grandchild of Ransom Meadows. James M. Bankston may have divorced Nancy in order to marry Elizabeth, or he may have waited till Nancy P. Browning Hardy Bankston died on March 30, 1870. They appear together as man and wife in June of 1870 Shelby census. In 1900 Elizabeth Jane Meadows Hardy Bankston claims to have been married 35 years, but maybe she was counting both marriages.- 1850 Census 8 October 1850 Coosa District, Coosa, Alabama House 608 John B. HARDY 25 SC Farmer 1500 Elizabeth 23 AL Robert 5 AL 681. Bankston Joseph 58 SC Bapt. clergh 360 Agnes 53 GA Amanda 17 GA Louisa 14 Lanier 11 Joseph 9 GA House 1121. Bankston Madison 35 GA 500 Nancy 45 GA Nancy 3 AL died 1915 in Marshall Co, She probably inherited land from her father James Madison Bankston and his second wife Elizabeth Meadows Hardy Bankston who was also her sister in law and step mother. Nancy Browning Bankston´s half brother was John B. Hardy to who Elizabeth Meadows had been married. (Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy married James Madison Bankston 11 January 1846. She is the widow of Robert Hardy of Edgefield SC who d.1843 Coosa Co. and is buried at Fishpond Primitive Church) 1860 United States Federal Census 16 June 1860> Alabama >Coosa >Southern Division house 187 page 26 Post Office: Rockford J B Hardy Planter 36 SC Male Real Estate $13,500 Per.$15,000 E Hardy Housewife 31 Alabama Female R R Hardy 14 Alabama Male 1870 June -United States Federal Census >Alabama >Jefferson >Township 18 Range 1 House 16 page 3 Cedar Grove J. M. Bankston 55 Farmer (divourced husband of Nancy Browning Hardy) Elizabeth Bankston age 45 AL (widow/? divourced of John B. Hardy) Agnes Bankston 75 SC (widow of Joseph Bankston) 1880 United States Federal Census >Georgia >Polk >Cedartown >District 169 J.M. BANKSTON Self M Male W 65 SC Farming SC SC Elizabeth BANKSTON Wife M Female W 54 AL Keeping House AL AL Source Information: Census Place Cedartown, Polk, Georgia 1900 United States Federal Census >Alabama >Marshall >Albertville >District 83 House 255 sheet 15 and page 40 A 16th June James. M. Bankston head white male June 1815 75 married 35 years SC SC SC Farmer can read and write Elizabeth Bankston wife white female April 1827 75 married 35 years gave birth to 1 child 0 children alive AL GA GA can read but cannot write x. Milous Meadows, [also spelled Milas/Miles] born 23 August 1834, died 28 March 1926, married: 1 OCT 1853 in Coosa Co to Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy, born 8 February 1836, died 10 May 1921. Daughter of Robert Hardy and Nancy Browning of Nixburg, Coosa, AL. Milous served in Company 1, 61st Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. Children 1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows 1859 2. Sarah "Sallie" Meadows b: 1866 in Coosa Co., Al 3. Ransom Meadows b: 1867 in Coosa Co., Al (Ransom was 1880, 1910, 1920: NIXBURG, COOSA,AL)Milous is buried 1926 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 1850 Township 23, Tallapoosa, Al , : 1860 Southern Division, Coosa, Al , 1880, 1900, 1920 Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama 1920 Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama Meadows, Miles Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1834 Alabama White Meadows, Rance Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1867 Alabama White Meadows, Rance Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1881 Alabama White Meadows, Vasti Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1859 Alabama White Susan Aldridge
Mar 10, 2007 · posted to the surname Meadows
Susan Aldridge Ancestors of Margaret Eleanor Catherine Sellers 29 May 1929 to 10 April 2006 Martha H. Morris, daughter of James Morris and Jane Saultor of Spartanburg, SC married Henderson Sellers in SC, son of Emanuel Sellers born Nash NC and Fannie Rogers born Franklin NC . This Photo of Martha Morris when she was over 80 years old living near Homewood, Jefferson Co. AL was found by Harry Kinane, whose ancestor was Laura Frances Sellers, Martha’s daughter. Martha was born near Glenn Springs or Glendale Springs, Spartanburg, SC. In 1856 or 1857 the related families left Spartanburg in wagons to come to Alabama. It is believed they came thru Tennessee, staying a year in Guntersville in northern AL where Thomas J. Morris and wife Louvina Sellers, d/0 Emanuel are living in the 1860 census. In 1857 they arrived in Shades Valley near Elyton, Jefferson Co. AL, now Birmingham. Jefferson County is bordered by Blount, Bibb, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties. It encompasses 1,119 square miles. The county seat was at Carrollsville from 1819-21, at Elyton from 1821-73, and since 1873 has been at Birmingham. I am not sure if Elyton was not swallowed up by Birmingham. Wilson's Raiders was formed at Elyton Headquarters March 28-31, 1865. by Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, having crossed the Tennessee River with a large force of well equipped cavalry, he grouped them at Elyton, AL. Their mission: to destroy Alabama's economic facilities for supporting the War. From these headquarters he sent; (a) cavalry unit to burn the military school, foundries and bridges at Tuscaloosa. (b) soldiers to destroy mines and furnaces in Jefferson, Bibb, and Shelby Counties. (c) cavalry to dash south to destroy railroads and factories at Selma. (Located at Arlington, in Birmingham). Wilson’s presence at Elyton was Godsend for Henry Emanuel Sellers and his compatriots who had been laying out the war in the wooded hills near there, supported by Unionists of Shelby and Jefferson Co, If anyone has corrections or additions for me I will be delighted to receive them. I did this mostly out of census data, as well as burial information at the Homewood Sellers Cemetery in Jefferson Co, Alabama. Credit to Nellie Mae Sellers Newton of Pinson, Jefferson Co. AL, Jack Sellers of Texas, Harry Kinnane and Michael Farren of Jefferson Co, Alabama. Confirmation about Henderson’s father was acquired by Michael Farren from a part of his grandfather Will Franks’s work in the early 1900s is in private hands and not available at Samford University. Will Franks’s extensive genealogy work about Jefferson county residents was a result of a lifetime devotion. This work was almost thrown in the trash after he died, but in the end, 2 of his descendants took 2 parts of it and the third part of it finally came after persuasion into the genealogy collection at Samford. That means 2 parts of Will Franks’s work are unfortunately in private hands and may meet the same fate which almost met the work now at Samford. Title: Will Franke's Notes Author: William F. Franke Date: 1914 http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mcfarren&id=I23666 . Martha Morris received a Pension after Henderson Sellers died at Chickamauga GA in hospital, but it was revoked in 1915 because they could not find a record of him-probably because he was listed as H. Sellers. In 1850 census he also gives only H. Sellers-he must not have liked his name. In the following paper Stephen Horton Watkins gives testimony for her as a confederate soldier. This says Henderson enlisted at -----boro? Dalton GA While Dalton was pro-Union prior to the outbreak of The Civil War, after Georgia votes to secede in January 1861 only a few Unionists could be found. One suspected northern sympathizer was Ansley Blunt, postmaster and first mayor of the city whose home, the Blunt House, stands south of the downtown area. Many of the men who would fight at Chickamauga (September 1863) arrived at Dalton by train, passing through the depot. including Henderson Sellers. From 1862 until 1864 Dalton serves as a front-line hospital town. Confederate Pension File Martha Morris Sellers provided by Nellie Mae Sellers Newton Martha Morris -wife of Henderson Sellers pension paper, signed by W.A. MeHarg- Notary Public- related to Martha by way of Etta Caladonia Hardy (whose mother was a MeHerg) who married Martha’s grandson James Thomas Jefferson Sellers 1915-1917. Signing also were James M. Morris her nephew -son of her brother Augustus G. Morris, Dan Acton Bailey her son in law, Stephen Horton Watkins born 24 Aug 1832 AL -the brother of the father of her daughter-in-law Passa C. Watkins, and J.T. Walker JP Please click on the picture for a larger view Andrew Jackson had warned the South that to fight the Union would be the most foolish thing they could do and that they would lose the fight-and he was right. Emanuel agreed with Jackson and he voted for Douglas as president in the 1860 election and the Union candidates in Shelby Co. (but I could not read the names very well). Henderson Sellers’ father was against succession and stated this in a claim he made for bacon at 20 cents a pound provided to the Union Army under the command of General Wilson on about 1st April 1963 at 11 in the morning at his farm. Emanuel states he lived in Shelby County near the county line which is 7 miles south of his PO at Elyton in Jefferson Co. AL. He lived one and half miles from “the main public road leading to Selma.” He proved his loyalty by it by feeding runaway soldiers in the woods. He calls the War “the Rebellion.” To question 17) Who were the leading Unionists of your vicinity during the War? His answer was: “ John A. McLintock (McClintock, John A., b. 25 Aug 1826, d. 28 May 1906 buried Bluff Park Cemetery, Oxmoor Heights), Robert B. Patton, Pickney L. Brock (b 1822 SC wife is Parvelle Redding, Death: 18 Apr 1894 - Haleys PO, Marion, AL Marriage: 21 Dec 1848 - Elyton, Jefferson, AL), and Joseph Gice of Shelby Co., John C. Morris, Thomas Sanford (birth 1816 Henderson Co TN died 1879 Jefferson Co. married Margaret B. Burford, Permelia P. and Jane DeJarnette Jones) , Thomas Haughey ( a doctor b 1824 Scotland who had married Elizabeth b. 1829 SC and they had a son John b 1845) and Sam Thompson (m. Ann Eliza/Louisa Camp in Jefferson) of Jefferson Co.” Page found by Michael Farren. There are other pages stored as well. SELLERS: In an old Bible record there is said to have been 10 brothers total in that generation In "The Sellers Letters" in June, 1984 by Charles A. Sellers, grandson of Jordan Sellers, he lists some of the siblings as Mary, Martha, Samuel, Gurley, Bennett and Jordan. 1. William S. Sellers married Mary Sherrod in Nash Co NC 2. Samuel Sellers married Sarah Rogers in Person Co. NC (was formed from Edgecomb Co. Granville Co is between it and Franklin Co. -maybe they married at her grandmother’s house. 3. Bennett “Long” Sellers married Winny Rogers 7 March 1821 Franklin Co NC 4. Manuel “Short” Sellers (Emanuel) married Fanny Rogers 1 June, 1825 in Franklin NC. Witness John Rogers and JJ Cothran 5. Gurley Sellers married Delilah Wyatt 31 January 1826 in Nash Co.-witneses Jourdan Sellers and Larry Brantley 6. Jourdan Sellars married Elizabeth Mason 5 Nov. 1828 in Nash, NC moved to Wake Co NC then Guilford NC and finally Greenup, Cumberland Co, Illinois and then Indiana. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Lucinda Sellers (Emanuel`s sister) married Fanny’s brother John Rogers. 12. Tallula Sellers (Emanuel`s sister) married Larry Brantley-son of Sherrod Brantley and stayed in NC. (Larry Brantley Residence: 1830 - Ferrills, Nash, North Carolina) 13. Mary Sellers 14. Martha Sellers 15 Druscilla Sellers By 1840 Bennett and Manuel had moved to Spartanburg SC. In 1850 they appear under their nicknames Short b 1800 and Long Sellers b 1787. After 1856 Emanuel and son Henderson Sellers left SC and went thru Tenn. to Guntersville AL by 1857 with the help of their uncle Gurley Sellers who came up to Tenn to meet them and then to Shades Valley and Elyton in Jefferson County, presumably after they acquired land. They had one of the first 6 houses in the Shades Valley. Emanuel’s son Henderson appears as H. Sellers with Henry (could be a nickname for Martha who had a middle initial H.) in 1850 Spartanburg SC and Margaret age 1 could be his first child by Martha. Henderson’s younger brother Emanuel Henry fought with his brother Henderson in the D 28th Confederate Alabama Infantry. William and Alison were in the D group too, as well as his uncle Thomas Morris. known children of Emanuel “Short” Sellers and Frances “Fannie” Rogers Henderson about 1825- m. Martha Morris 1. Lucinda Louvina about 1834 m. Thomas J. Morris 2. Allison about 1835 m. Margaret “Peggy” Rutherford b. abt 1840 SC 3. Emanuel Henry about 1842 m. Mary Elizabeth Hollingsworth, d/o John Wesley Hollingsworth 4.Nancy 1843 1850 28th August South Carolina > Spartanburg near his brother Long Sellers (Bennett Sellers and Winney Rogers) Short Sellers 55 (Emanuel) Fanny Sellers 50 Lucinda Sellers 15 Allison Sellers 18 E. Henry sellers 10 1860 Shelby, Alabama Post Office: Hillsboro Emanuel Sellers 55 SC Fanny Sellers 61 NC Nancy Sellers 17 SC Next door to his father Emanuel Allison Sellers 35 NC Peggy Sellers 30 SC (Margaret Rutherfurd) Jack Sellers 8 AL (John is usually a Jack) Jack moved out by the next census Jane Sellers 6 AL (could be James, by mistake) Bettie Sellers 1 AL (Elizabeth or Lizza- could be Frances middle name is Lizza) Martha is the child of James Morris and Jane Saultor / Salter of Spartanburg. The Morrises may have had many more children than I have been able to verify. The Patriarch and Matriarch of the Elyton, Jefferson County, AL Morris family: James Morris b. 1796 SC –Patriarch d. after 1860 census Jane Saultor b. 1796 SC-Matriarch d. after she was living with Martha in 1870 In 1840 James Morris age 40 and under 50 and Jane the same age group have 9 children in the house- 5 boys and 4 girls. 2 boys age 5 and under 10 Augustus G. and Thomas 1 boy age 10 and under 15 1 boy age 15 and under 20 Thomas Morris 1 boy age 20 and under 30 William Simpson Morris 1 girl age 5 and under 10 1 girl age 10 and under 15 Martha Morris 1girl age 15 and under 20 1850 Not Stated, Spartanburg, SC House 1640 James Morris abt 1796 South Carolina Jane Morris abt 1801 South Carolina Augustus Morris abt 1832 b. Oct. 1833 SC married Harriet J. b. Sept. 1834 SC Thomas Morris abt 1834 married Louvina Lucinda Sellers Cornelius Morris abt 1840 married 1st Sarah born 1841 SC 2nd Sarah L. b. 1857 SC m. in 1885 1860 census- Elyton, Jefferson, AL which was 7 miles from Emanuel#s farm in Shelby Co. James Morris 59 South Carolina Jane Morris 57 South Carolina Children: 1. William Simpson MORRIS b. 24 Dec 1817 d. 3 Dec 1903 Glendale. Glenn Springs, Spartanburg, SC married daughter of Robert Johnson Coggins and Jane White on 28 Oct 1841 Chasey COGGINS b. 1813 SC Died: 21 Apr 1868 in Glendale, Spartanburg and 2nd Malissa KIRBEY Born: 1845 in Glendale.: A. Sarah Jane MORRIS 7 Jul 1844 in Glendale SC Died: 28 Oct 1882 Clifton, Spartanburg, SC m. 22 Feb 1869 in Glendale, Spartanburg Robert Coleman Poole Known children, courtesy Gordon Atkin i. John Simpson POOLE b: 8 Jun 1870 in Pacolet Township,,SC ii. Martha Jane POOLE b: 25 Oct 1871 in Clifton/Pacolet iii. Nancy Madora Poole 22 Feb 1875 in Pacolet, Spartanburg iv. Robert Hampton Poole 25 Mar 1878 in Spartanburg v. Thomas Alexander POOLE b: 13 Apr 1880 in Clifton Spartanburg,Pacolet Twnsp,SC vi. George Morgan POOLE b: 8 Oct 1882 in Pacolet Township,Spartanburg Co.,SC B. Jesse Robert MORRIS 1846 SC died 1864/65 ((Gordon ADKIN) C. Eliza Frances “Fannie” MORRIS 21 Oct 1848 in Glendale SC Died: 29 Nov 1930 Glendale m. Albert Wylda Crocker Born: 7 Sep 1847 in Clarendon, Spartanburg SC Died: 9 Apr 1926 in Spartanburg D. Mary Angeline MORRIS 1849 SC Died: 13 Aug 1863 District Spartanburg E. Amanda Tallulah MORRIS b. 10 September 1855 Cedar Springs, SC Died: 13 Dec 1932 Cherokee m. 13 Nov 1879 Alfred Monroe Burdett F. William Simpson MORRIS 3 June 1859 SC Died: 31 May 1902 G. Jackson Beaureguard MORRIS 4 October 1861 Glendale Died: 17 Dec 1928 m. Huldah Rhodes 2. Thomas W. MORRIS b. 1822 SC m. Sarah b ? This may be a younger brother of James Morris or a cousin or his son and the other Thomas in the family may be a nephew. I cannot say why there are 2 Thomas names in the family, but they are related. Sometimes Southern families has 2 children of the same name, although it is rare. This Thomas stayed in SC and the younger Thomas went as far as Guntersville, AL fought in the Civil War and then returned to Spartanburg by 1870. A. William 1843 SC B. S.A. Mills 1845 SC C. Susan A. 1847 SC D. Cynthia 1849 SC E. James 1862 SC F. Mary 1865 SC G. Augustus 1866 SC 3. Martha H. MORRIS b. August about 1831 SC died after 1910 either 11 June 1911 or 19 April 1916 Jefferson Co., AL , married Henderson Sellers, son of Emanuel /Manuel "Short" Sellers. census Before the War- 1860 Elyton, Jefferson Co., AL Henderson Cellars 35 SC Martha Cellars 29 SC Jane Cellars 10 (Elizabeth Jane) SC m. Charles C. Scott Ann Cellars 6 SC James Cellars 5 (James Thomas ) SC m. Passa C. Watkins Laura Cellars 2 (Laura Frances) AL m. Dan Acton Bailey A. Margaret SELLERS b. about 1849 died before 1860 B. Jane Elizabeth SELLERS b. Feb. 1850 SC married 31 Aug 1873 Jefferson Co. AL Charles C. Scott CSA–who was with General Lee at Appomattox VA where he surrendered. i. Florence A. Scott b 1876 ii. Thomas J. Scott Sept- 1877 m. Maime Sellers iii. unknown iv. Ada L. Scott b Oct. 1886 v. Oliver S. Scott Jan. 1889 C. Ann b 1854 SC no idea what happened to her D. James Thomas SELLERS b. SC March 1855 d. 1942 married 1876 Passa Parlena Caroline Watkins b. June 1857 AL d 1941 Sellers cemetery. She was the daughter of Enoch Anderson Watkins i. Henderson Sellers, b Dec 10, 1876 d Jul 19, 1889 named after his grandfather ii. Edward Guster SELLERS b. 9 Dec. 1880 Al d Oct 22, 1921 Sellers Cemetery in Homewood - widower age 39 in 1920 living with parents J. T. Sellers and wife P. C. iii. Emma SELLERS b. Jan. 1883 m. William Bredehoeft b: 3 Dec 1879 Ohio iv. Joseph W. SELLERS b. 4 Nov. 1885 Al married Ida A. Hogan b 1889 AL, daughter of Alexander A. Hogan and Mary, d. 1958 Sellers Cemetery -named after Joseph Sellers? supposed father? of Emanuel Sellers v. Enoch died young- probably born about 1878 and died as a baby or about 1887 named after Passa’s father Enoch Anderson Watkins vi. Murdice Mae SELLERS b. May 1890 m. Thomas Ebenezer Starr b: 27 Apr 1877 in Jefferson Co., Alabama v. Agnes Evadna SELLERS b. 30 Jan. 1894 Al m. Harold Ross b: Abt 1888 in Hungary. He was probably German from the area of Hungary settled by Germans. I believe it was called Siebenburgen-The Seven Mountains. Agnes Erudina and James C went to live with Samuel c. Sellers in 1910. In 1920 she is living with her parents as a widow McLann vi. James Carl SELLERS b. 8 Oct. 1899 Al E. Laura Frances SELLERS b. 1858 AL married Dan Acton Bailey itinerant Baptist Preacher, a "Circuit Rider" who started several churches around Columbiana & Marion AL, in Shelby County & Jefferson Co. -had preached if not pastored at what is now Shades Mtn. Baptist Church. Parents: Father: Acton W Bailey Mother: Martha Jane Watkins i. Richard Luther BAILEY Dec. 1896 ii. Bennie BAILEY died 1909 iii. William Henderson BAILEY-"Red Bailey" or "Pa Pa Will" 4 May 1890 died 11 May 1938 m. Rosa Mae Tylor b: 23 Oct 1892 in Jefferson Co a. Annie Laura BAILEY b. William Arthur BAILEY c. Edith Lyle BAILEY d. Jeanette Mae BAILEY Dr. Harry Kinane says: “Rosa Mae Tyler was the daughter of William Andrew Jackson Tyler and Susan Lee Ann Kimbrel. They lived in a dog trot cabin at Genery Gap on the north side of Bluff Ridge in Jefferson Co. near the Bibb Co. line. Rosa Mae Tyler, a grandmother of mine was one of 21 children of this Tyler family, 18 of whom lived to adulthood. For reasons unknown to me, "Mama Rosa" as a young teenager went to live in the home of Rev. Dan Acton Bailey and his wife Laura Frances Sellers in their house right beside the Sellers/Bailey cemetery in present day Homewood, near Oxmoor Rd./ Green Springs Hwy. She later married William Henderson Bailey, son of Rev. Dan Acton Bailey and Laura Frances Sellers. Benny Bailey & William Henderson Bailey were twins. Benny had a seizure disorder, i.e. had Epilepsy and died at an early age. (My mother thinks he was about 13 at death). Dan Acton Bailey & Laura Frances Sellers Bailey are buried side by side in two graves, covered in semi-cylindrical shaped concrete-over-brick tombs. They are not marked otherwise. A smaller in length similar grave I suspect is that of Benny Bailey their son. The cemetery is greatly deteriorated (what a shame for some of the pioneer families of Homewood). A fence around it is deteriorating and on one boundary, Paw Paw's restaurant has put their smelly garbage dump, and the fence by it is broken down, just as one enters to walk on Rev. Dan Acton Bailey and his wife's grave. A wooden fence has been erected, by the Howard Johnsons Motel on the adjacent boundary, to protect Motel occupants from realizing they are sleeping by a cemetery. In olden times their parking lot driveway was a road into the community and an access to the cemetery, which now really has no access. the next adjoining boundary has the fence eroding off a small embankment, which at one time was dug out for a shopping center which burned down years ago and was not rebuilt. There is an open field on the fourth cemetery boundary, beyond which is another restaurant, this one facing the Green Springs Hwy.” F. Tallula C. Parthena SELLERS b. Feb. 1861 d. Jan 1926 m. 1st Mr. Sellers 2nd ?Sims ALLEY, named after her father Henderson Sellers’ great aunt Tallullah Sellers who married Larry Brantley in Nash NC about 1820 and did not come on the trek to Alabama. “Lula” must have married a Sellers who died, then much later a kin to Jasper Alley who had married Elizabeth Drucilla Watkins. She probably married Sims ALLEY b: 1860 -son of Thomas Talliafero K. Alley b: 1821 in ,,NC and Martha Jane Goode. 1860 Jefferson, AL Thomas Alley 38 abt 1822 (Martha)Jane Alley 33 abt 1827 William Alley 15 abt 1845 James Alley 13 abt 1847 ( Wiley Jasper Alley 11 abt 1849 Mary A Alley 9 abt 1851 Sarah Alley 7 abt 1853 Nancy Jane Alley 5 abt 1855 Joseph E.Alley 3 abt 1857 married Mary Harrison 25 APR 1881 Jefferson Sims 1860 Alex H. 1863 Robert Thomas 1867 Elyton, Jefferson, SC Nunnalley, Mary G. Sammons, T. W. 08/08/1866 360 1870 residents of Jefferson Co AL I could only get a list, not family groups Jane Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1832 Alabama she took a few years of her age. Thomas must be dead. W M Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1845 Al male Jasper Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1849 Al male E Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1849 Alabama female wife of William M. ? M(ary) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1851 Alabama female S(arah) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1852 Alabama femal N(ancy) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1854 Alabama female Jo(seph) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1857 Alabama male Sims Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1858 Alabama male L(izzie) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1860 Alabama female Aly(Alexander) Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1861 Alabama male T(homas) R Alley Jefferson, AL abt 1869 Alabama male Robert Thomas Alley died 29 JAN 1914 in Cardiff AL married 29 APR 1889 in Tuscaloosa Co AL Mary Dulcena Teer b: 2 MAY 1873 in Pickens Co AL 1880 Household: Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Jane ALLEY W Female 53 AL Seamstress Joseph E. ALLEY S Male 23 AL Miner Elizabeth S. ALLEY S Female 21 AL Housekeeper Alexander. H. ALLEY S Male 17 AL Day Laborer ________________________________________Source Information: Census Place Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 Page Number 412D i. Samuel C. SELLERS - b. Oct 1881 m. Ellen Ada Majors b. Nov. 1893 parent is John B. Majors b. May 1862-64 AL John Majors is a jeweler in 1900 Texas > Mitchell > Justice Precinct 1 > District. The Sellers family is in Trumbull > Liberty > District 281 Ohio for working in 1920 and he works as Puddler at a Puddle Mill. These Alabama families often went north to Ohio, Illinois and Detroit for work-always returning to Jefferson Co and St. Clair. a. Mary Blanche SELLERS b. AL 1903 works as sales lady -dry goods store b. Ruby B. SELLERS b. AL 1905 c. Myra I. SELLERS b. AL 1906 d. Nora El--yse SELLERS b.AL 1907 e. Ada Kathleen SELLERS b. AL 1909 • ii. Lelia/Lila ALLEY b. January 1891 m. 1909 William Willis Archibald Hardy b. Feb. 1886-son of Stephen Ransom Hardy and Ada M. Meherg 6 MAR 1884 in Coosa County. Ada M. MEHEARG b: 6 APR 1867 in Coosa County, , and grandson of William Allen Lansing Hardy and Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows of Nixburg, Coosa Co and great grandson of Ransom Meadows, one of the largest slave holders in Alabama in his time. a. Mildred E. HARDY b. 1911 b. Mary Frances HARDY 1923 c. James L. HARDY 1928 iii. Regina . Alley (indexed OLLIE) b. July 1896 Al m. Samuel B. "Alley" Baker b. Feb 1899, son of William H. Baker (son is Herbert A. b. abt. 1917) 1880 Household: William Francis Alley, son of Thomas Tallifero K. Alley and Martha “Nancy” Jane Goode Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace William F. ALLEY Self M Male W 34 MS Laborer At Furnace NC AL Anna E. ALLEY Wife M Female W 28 AL Keeping House MS AL Thomas R. ALLEY Son S Male W 12 AL MS AL Sally A. ALLEY Dau S Female W 9 AL MS AL Nancy ALLEY Dau S Female W 7 AL MS AL Elizabeth ALLEY Dau S Female W 5 AL MS AL William E. ALLEY Son S Male W 8M AL MS AL Had Joesph D. 1885 AMANDA E. GOODE Marriage: 19 JAN 1867 Jefferson, , Jefferson, Alabama ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Oxmoor, Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 442B Household: this is Wiley Jasper Alley and Elizabeth Drucilla Watkins. She is indexed as A.D. Alley- he is son of Thomas Tallifero K. Alley and Martha “Nancy” Jane Goode Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace William Jasper. ALLEY Self M Male W 31 MS Wagoner NC AL E. D. ALLEY Wife M Female W 26 AL Keeping House AL AL William Oskar. ALLEY Son S Male W 7 AL MS AL Mary Jane ALLEY m. Joe Calley Dau S Female W 3 AL MS AL Jasper ALLEY –this is either middle name of Jenkins or Enoch Son S Male W 6M AL MS AL Nov 15, 1881 they had Beatrice m. Rev James Sinard Brock b: 23 APR 1874 in Hill, Etowah Co., Al, then Nora m. Wiley Henson, then Flora who died, and last Marvin who was the only child still alive in 1914 when Will Franke made his notes. ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Oxmoor, Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 442B Household: the T. could be an F. I think. son of Thomas Tallifero K. Alley and Martha “Nancy” Jane Goode Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace James T. ALLEY Self M Male W 33 AL Laborer NC AL Sarah F. ALLEY Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House SC AL Thomas T. ALLEY Son S Male W 9 AL AL AL William M. ALLEY Son S Male W 7 AL AL AL Milley Jane ALLEY Dau S Female W 6 AL AL AL Charles J. ALLEY Son S Male W 4 AL AL AL Sarah L. ALLEY Dau S Female W 2 AL AL AL George E. ALLEY Son S Male W 3M AL AL AL Simon A. JONIS Other S Male W 47 GA Watch Maker GA GA J. C. MC WILLIAMS Other S Male W 24 AL Retail Grocer KY KY ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Elyton And Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 469A G. William Simpson SELLERS b Jan 7, 1863 during the Civil War d Jun 30, 1890 Sellers Cemetery m. Amanda Grace Sims b May 12 1866 d Dec 21, 1947 Sellers Cemetery -dau. of Martha L.G. ALLEN and William SIMS. i. Maime B. SELLERS 1884 married Thomas L. Scott-William Simpson Sellers´s nephew. ii. William "Billy" SELLERS iii. Nora SELLERS b. October 1885 married Wylie Thornton Poe Jr. b. Aug 1874. Nora died in a car accident after 1910 where she is living with mother Amanda Sellers and son. Will Franke says: “Wylie Thornton Poe b 31 Deecmber 1841 died 10 February 1882 was a strange and peculiar man. When he would be home, he farmed, but he was not very closely bound by any home ties. Nancy Josephine Watkins married Wylie Thornton Poe Sr. and they had 5 children when he was murdered and placed near a great bluff on Shades Mountain -W.A. Cemetery, which has since been called by his name. We said peculiar. He went out with the Cahaba Rangers in the CSA. He was both brave and reckless. But had no interest in the Southern cause, and when he was captured by Yankee troups, he joined their ranks and fought in Company C 1st Alabama Calvary with his brother Jesse and half brother Robert Poe.He was a very powerful man. It is said he could do a fourteen feet standing broad jump.” a. James Walter POE- b. 1907 iv. James Thomas Jefferson SELLERS -b. June 1888 married Etta Caladonia “Callie” Hardy b 27 February 1894, died 7 July 1992, daughter of Stephen Ransom Hardy (son of William Allen Lansing Hardy and Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows of Nixburg, Coosa Co) and Etta Caladonia MeHarg (daughter of Willis William Archibald MeHarg and Sarah Elizabeth Perkins). Etta was known as “Nannie” pronounced Ninnie by her grandchildren. a. Harold Thomas SELLERS 15 Dec 1916 died July 1992 married Evelyn Hamilton Children: 1. Harold Douglas Sellers 2. Ronald Wayne Sellers b. Nellie Mae SELLERS 28 Jan 1920 died December 13, 1932 buried next to Margaret Eleanor Catherine Sellers Aldridge at Elmwood Cemetery c. Robert Lionel SELLERS 2 May 1926 died 4 August 1973 in Birmingham. AL married Florence Irene Byerly child Nellie Mae b about 1946 d. Margaret Eleanor Catherine SELLERS b. 29 May 1929 died 10 April 2006 Birmingham, AL married Roscoe Claude Aldridge b. 2 December 1926 in Illinois while his father worked at a rubber factory or steel. Children: 1. Thomas Eugene Aldridge b. 29 APR 1950 in Fairfield, AL died November 8, 1989 Charleston SC, married Susan Millicent Taylor Slider, widow, 5 children Benjamin, Misha Michel, Thomas Taylor, Blaire Elizabeth, Charles Brookes 2. Larry Wayne Aldridge AL b. 1948 married Joan chicldren- 2 girls Alexandra and Courtney 3. Patricia Anne Aldridge b. 1946 married Phillip Brantley children-twin sons Daniel and Patrick Brantley 4. Roscoe Claude Aldridge Jr. b. 1954 1 child -Chase v. Raymond (not a Sellers, probably a Segar from a short marriage)- b Dec 20, 1897 d Mar 27, 1932 Sellers Cemetary- in 1900 Amanda Sellers appears as Amanda Saygar. Could be the name Segar. It appears Raymond is a Saygar/Segar. 4. Augustus G. MORRIS b. 17 Oct. 1834 SC Died: 28 August 1905 Homewood, Jefferson buried At Morris Cem.-Shades Valley Cemetery married Harriet J. Susy? b. Sept. 1831 SC died 4 Jan 1910 buried At Morris Cem.or Acton, Shades Valley by Brown Service. She had 9 children and 7 were still alive in 1900. A. Lougenia G. MORRIS b. 25 Nov. 1857 SC Death: 26 Apr 1936 m. Stephen Vincent ACTON b: 16 OCT 1858, AL m. 9 OCT 1879 in Jefferson Co., Al died 2 Aug 1934 - AL, Parents: Zephaniah William Acton, Passey Drucilla Watkins i. Ida Belle ACTON b: 27 AUG 1880 in Jefferson Co, Al m. A. F. Hunter b. June 1876. 4 children: Maurine 26 Aug 1898, Ona Beryl Belle 31 Jul 1899, Stephen Acton 20 Aug 1902, Carl L. 30 Sep 1905 ii. Harriet “Hattie” Elizabeth ACTON b: 16 OCT 1883 in Jefferson Co, Al married 16 Oct 1901 Richard Henderson Herring Born: 20 Feb 1880 Died: 16 Mar 1948 child: Harry Whiteside Herring 21 Jul 1902 B. Malinda MORRIS b. 1857 SC C. James M. MORRIS b. Jan. 1860 SC died March 1939 Homewood –never married- buried Morris cemetery most likely D. Sarah J. MORRIS b. 1862 AL E. Elizabeth MORRIS b. 1864 AL F. Augustus Arther MORRIS b. 21 February 1867 AL died 15 June 1889 buried at Morris Cem. Shades Valley G. Florence MORRIS b. 1868 AL H. Richard R. MORRIS lived on Columbiana Road b. May 1872 AL died August 1930 married 1894 1st Margaret Estelle/Austelle born Nov. 1874 married 2nd Pearl b. 1876 i. Edwin J. MORRIS b Dec 1894 ii. Margaret Austelle MORRIS b 23 April 1906 died 28 April 1906 buried At Morris Cem.-Shades Valley iii. Augustus G. 1904 iv. Jessie Lee female 1908 married Brock?- did she report her Aunt Josephine’s death? v. Lawrence W. b. Jan. 1910 vi. Laurette 1913 vii. Margaret Lillien? 1917 I. Thomas Jefferson MORRIS b. May 1874 AL married about 1896 Hattie Pauline b. June 1873 d. 23 July 1911 buried At Morris Cem.-Shades Valley i. Leon G. MORRIS b Sept 1896 ii. Thelma I. MORRIS b Sept 1898 iii. Thomas J. Jr. b. 1925 5. Thomas J. MORRIS b. about 1835 SC married about 1854 Louvena/Levina Sellers born Spartanburg SC abt 1835, daughter of Emanuel Sellers b. 1795 Nash Co. NC and Frances “Fannie” Rogers b. Nash/Franklin Co NC. She was Henderson Sellers sister. This Thomas may be nephew or son of James Morris or a cousin and the other Thomas in the family may be a brother to James. Or they could be 2 boys in the family of the same name. I cannot say why there are 2 Thomas names in the family, but they are related. Thomas J. went as far as Guntersville, fought in the Civil War and then returned to Spartanburg by 1870. There he and his boys worked in a cotton mill. A. Edward A. MORRIS b. about 1855 Spartanburg, SC married Mary E. B. Frances E. E. MORRIS b. about 1859 Guntersville, AL C. John MORRIS b about 1864 Spartanburg, SC 6. Cornelius MORRIS b. Sept. 1839 SC married 1st Sarah born 1841 SC 2nd Sarah L. b. Sept 1858 SC m. in 1885. She had 7 children total, including last 5 on list below known children- A. Josephine MORRIS b. 31 JAN. 1860 AL d. 23 April 1949, Lipscomb, Jefferson, AL buried at Union Cem. By Brown Service of Bessemer, AL reported by “Mrs. Jesse Brock” married Jesse Buchannan Bailey on 8/21/1878 B. Lafayette “Fayette” MORRIS 1862 AL m. F. Callie Jones who is buried where her infant babies are buried at Samuel Acton Cemetery i. Nettie M. MORRIS b. Dec. 9, 1883 died 27 Oct. 1913 and is buried in Union Hill Cemetery lot 14, plot 29 married Joel Byars Bearden a. Joel Elwyn BEARDEN b: 4 Oct 1909 in , Jefferson, Alabama b. (m) BEARDEN b: in Alabama c. Merrill BEARDEN b: 22 Oct 1911 in , Jefferson, Al d. BEARDEN e. (m) BEARDEN b: in Alabama f. BEARDEN b: 27 Oct 1913 ii. infant Morris buried Samuel Acton Cemetery iii. infant Morris buried Samuel Acton Cemetery C. Sarah F. MORRIS b. AL 25 November 1865 5 d. 26 March 1939 Croff-Acton Cem.Cem., Jefferson married Perry Lee JONES c 1883 i. Lela Leone JONES b: 22 Oct 1884 in Jefferson Co., Alabama ii. Hester JONES b: Feb 1886 iii. Maude Josephine JONES b: 12 Mar 1889 iv. Ada Frances JONES b: 8 Mar 1892 in , , Alabama v. Samuel Oscar JONES b: 24 Apr 1894 v. JONES b: Abt 1898 in Alabama vi. Amos P. JONES b: Abt 1899 in Alabama vii. Gracie Effie JONES b: Abt 1901 D. Maryetta MORRIS 1867 E. John H. MORRIS 1869 F. William MORRIS 1871 G. Robert MORRIS 1873 H. Ellen MORRIS 1875 I. Henry MORRIS 1878 named after Henry Emanuel Sellers his uncle J. Adia MORRIS b March 1881 K. Arthur MORRIS b Aug. 1886-still alive in 1910 (perhaps his full name is Augustus Arthur after his cousin) L. Annie MORRIS b. AL Sept. 1888 M Lula MORRIS b. AL March 1893 named after Talullah Sellers her aunt N. Nora MORRIS - b. Al January 1896 O. Ethel MORRIS b. AL July 1899 DOG-RUN HOUSES. The dog-run, dog-trot, or double log cabin was a common type of house in the middle of the nineteenth century. The building consisted of two cabins separated by a ten or fifteen foot passageway, with a continuous gabled roof covering both cabins and the passageway between them, or dog-run. Often a porch was built to extend across the entire front of the house, and lean-to shed rooms were constructed at the rear of each cabin for additional space. The walls were made of horizontally laid hand-hewn logs, with the openings between the logs chinked with sticks and clay. Later examples were often frame rather than logs. The floors were of either dirt, sawed boards, or split logs with the flat side up. There few windows in frontier cabins, and glass windows were rarely seen in pioneer times. Each cabin had a door opening onto the dog-run. Doors and shutters were hung on rawhide or wooden hinges. The roofs were made of overlapping oak clapboards held in place by weight poles. The chimney was constructed of sticks and a clay mixture, and the hearth was made of smooth rocks. Later dog-run houses often had fine brick chimneys and shingled roofs. The purpose of the dog-run was to cool the house by providing shade and catching the breeze. The space served as a catch-all for farm and household articles and was the favorite sleeping place of the dogs. The structure was used on the frontier from Alabama to Ontario. Some are two story (left) John Looney’s cabin in ST. Claire Co. circa 1820 and some are one and a half story (right) Patterson Log Cabin in Tallassee c. 1845. Henderson Sellers died near Chickamauga GA in the Civil War- D 28 Alabama Infantry. Private Confederate Flag: 28th Alabama Infantry Catalogue No. 86.3945.1 (PN10110-10111) Information supplied by E. D. Wilson, Houston, TX -The flag was captured at Orchard Knob on November 23, 1863. This was the opening engagement of the Battle of Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863. The flag was captured by Corporal G. H. Kramer, Co. I, 41st Ohio Infantry. Corporal Kramer "ordered and received the surrender of 20 men with the colors." Instead of forwarding the flag to the U.S. War Department in Washington, Brigadier General William B. Hazen, commanding the Second Brigade, Third Division, 4th Army Corps, apparently retained it as his personal property. Following the war, the flag remained in General Hazen's possession. In 1903, his son John McClean Hazen placed the flag on loan to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Learning of its existence, Dr. Thomas Owen, Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History requested the return of the flag on August 20, 1905. The 28th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized March 29, 1862 at Shelby Springs (located about half way between Calera and Columbiana) to serve for three years or the duration of the war. The recruits were to report to Shelby Springs, the site of a large Confederate military training camp known as Camp Winn, on 13 March; they remained there until 18 April 1862. The Regiment consisted of companies from Blount, Dallas, Jefferson, Marshall, Perry, and Walker counties. After marching, taking trains and fighting all over the South the 28th was notified they were needed in GA. Union Gen'l William S. Rosecrans, commanding the Army of the Cumberland, began a series of rapid flanking movements which dislodged Bragg's Confederates. The 28th left Shelbyville on the 27th of June 1863 and reached Tullahoma on the 28th where they stayed until 1 July. Then they moved on to Chattanooga, a vital rail and river port city, arriving the 7th and camping a mile below town until 20 August. Rosecrans' movements forced the evacuation of Chattanooga. Bragg moved his forces south to Lafayette, Georgia, and began calculating a counter move against Rosecrans. The 28th Alabama moved across Lookout Mountain (31 August) to the Lower Chickamauga Creek, about 19 miles distant. Then on 1 September, they moved to Mc Fairlands' Springs, about 10 miles. On the 8th, they marched to Chickamauga Creek, 19 miles, and on the 10th, marched 9 miles to McLemore's Cove. Bragg saw his opportunity open at Crawfish Springs, GA, along the banks of Chickamauga Creek. He realized that Rosecrans had split his Union forces into three groups. Bragg attacked, hoping he could pick these groups off piecemeal, but Rosecrans recognized the threat and was able to reunite his Army before the full effect of the attack could be made. Bragg wasted no time in beginning the fight and the two armies battered each other to no avail on September 19, 1863. The Union and Confederate soldiers had fought to a standstill, but on the morning of the 20th, a gap was found in the Union line near the Brotherton house, and thousands of Confederates, including the 28th Alabama, poured through. Rosecran's Army of the Cumberland was put in rout. A solid counterattack by Gen'l John Thomas Wilder's "Lightning Brigade," armed with Spencer repeating rifles, slammed into the flank of Manigault's Brigade and the 28th Alabama. The Confederates were stunned from the awesome firepower of Wilder's Brigade and were forced to retreat almost a mile. After the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, Rosecrans retreated to Chattanooga. The Army of Tennessee followed, and Bragg ordered the city to be placed under siege. He positioned his Confederates around the city, effectively boxing in the Union forces. Henderson s 2 brothers survived the Battles near Chickamauga Creek. Alison Sellers and Emanuel Henry Sellers- Company D was with William H. Nabors as well. Witness account of one of the battles: (Confederate account; the following article is taken from the Confederate Veteran, vol. XXVII (1919), p.311:) Partial account extracted- The following account of the return of the flag of the 28th Alabama Regiment comes from John T. Edmond, of Campbell, Tex., who served with Company D, of that regiment, as taken from the newspaper report from Montgomery September 9, 1905: "The flag of the 28th Regiment, C.S.A., has come back from the National Museum by grace of Mrs. George Dewey, wife of Admiral Dewey, and the widow of the late Gen. W. B. Hazen, U.S.A. It was captured November 23, 1863, at Bald Knob, near Chattanooga, after a fight that depleted the command and give it the same glory that fell to the famous Light Brigade. Union and Confederate alike tell of the glorious fight it made when under the impression that it had been ordered to hold the position taken at all hazards. Some of the best men of Alabama were on its rolls, and many of them never came back to tell of its glories. "The regiment was organized at Shelby Springs March 29, 1862, 'for three years, or the war.' It went out under Col. J. W. Frazer, who soon resigned the command to Col. John C. Reid, who led it in all its death-dealing and death-receiving raids upon the enemy “….Col. John C. Reid, commanding the 28th Alabama Regiment, always said that he had received orders to hold his position 'at all hazards,' as the brigade would move out and the girth be made on that line. This was a misunderstanding, most unfortunately. How it came about I have never been able to ascertain. But Colonel Reid certainly believed that the 28th Alabama Regiment was ordered 'to hold the position at all hazards,' and it did so with the most distinguished gallantry. The position was attacked by overpowering numbers, but our men firmly held the position. There happened what rarely came under my knowledge: the Confederates and Yankees actually fought at the bayonet point across the breastworks. The regiment held its position until the troops on either flank had been driven off and until it was almost completely surrounded. It was then withdrawn, very properly, only after a most heroic resistance and it became evident to Colonel Reid that the brigade was not coming up to make the fight on that line. "I have never know men to act with more distinguished bravery. I have not the figures before me, but my recollection is that they did not withdraw until over half of their number had been killed, wounded, or captured. "The attack on Orchard Knob, it will be remembered, was the opening of the battles around Chattanooga. "It gives me great pleasure to bear witness to the gallantry of my comrades of the 28th Alabama Regiment. I trust that you will place this testimony with the returned battle flag, so that all succeeding generations may know of the grand heroism displayed by the regiment whose ensign it was, not only on that occasion, but on every battle field from Murfreesboro, 1862, until Nashville, 1864." _____________________________________________________________________________- BELOW –DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY FIT IN-- IF AT ALL 7. Thomas MORRIS b. June 1835 SC married 1st AL in 1860 Sarah C. b. 1841 2nd m. 1866 Sarah E. born Feb. 1851 (1870 Louisville PO, Winston Co, Miss, 1880 Fayette, Alabama) A. Jane B. 1867 TN B. Manerva L. February 1870 AL C. James Hugh b Dec. 1872 AL D. Sina L. 1874 AL E. William L. b 1876 AL F. Zachariah “Zack” C. b. April 1880 AL G. Robert L. b. June 1883 AL H. Della b September 1885 Louisville Miss I. Riley T. b June 1888 Louisville, Miss J. Samuel C. b Sept 1892 Louisville, Miss Household: Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Thomas MORRAS M Male 40 SC Farming Sarah C. MORRAS M Female 29 AL Keeping House Jane B. MORRAS S Female 13 TN Keeping House Manerva L. MORRAS S Female 10 AL James H. MORRAS S Male 7 AL Sina L. MORRAS S Female 5 AL William L. MORRAS S Male 2 AL Zachariah MORRAS S Male 2M AL Alexander WORHAY S Male 25 AL ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Township 15, Fayette, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254013 Page Number 462C 8. Permelia Morris age 34 is with Thomas Morris in Miss. in 1870-she may be a cousin or sister in law 9. John Morris Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace John MORRIS Self M Male W 46 SC Farming SC SC Mary C. MORRIS Wife M Female W 31 GA Keeping House SC GA Elias MORRIS Son S Male W 18 AL Farmer SC GA William MORRIS Son S Male W 8 AL SC GA John MORRIS Son S Male W 5 AL SC GA Thomas MORRIS Other S Male W 1M AL SC GA ________________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Township 15, Fayette, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254013 NA Film Number T9-0013 Page Number 462C poss. James H. Morris fought in B 28 Alabama Infantry. Private Private Confederate out of Jefferson Co Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetary. Also called the Bailey or Sellers Cemetary. Located on the south side of Oxmoor Road in Edgewood (Homewood) between I65 and Green Springs Hwy, adjacent to the motel parking lot. 1870 Jefferson Co these were all initials but I filled them in for you. Allison Sellers abt 1822 North Carolina White Male Margaret Sellers abt 1836 South Carolina White Female James H Sellers abt 1854 South Carolina White Male Frances L Sellers abt 1856 Alabama White Female Sarah L Sellers abt 1862 Alabama White Female Alice C P A Sellers abt 1864 Alabama White Female William H Sellers abt 1866 Alabama White Male George W Sellers abt 1868 Alabama White Male Mary J Sellers abt 1869 Alabama White Female 1880 Household: Allison SELLERS Self M Male W 45 SC Farmer SC SC Margaret SELLERS Wife M Female W 40 SC Keeping House SC SC James SELLERS Son S Male W 26 SC Farmer SC SC Fannie SELLERS Dau S Female W 24 SC At Home SC SC Sarah SELLERS Dau Female W 19 AL At Home SC SC Alice SELLERS Dau Female W 17 AL At Home SC SC William SELLERS Son Male W 16 AL SC SC George SELLERS Son Male W 14 AL SC SC Mary SELLERS Dau S Female W 12 AL SC SC Allen SELLERS twin Son S Male W 10 AL SC SC (b. 15 March 1870) Henry SELLERS twin Son S Male W 10 AL SC SC Ellen SELLERS Dau S Female W 6 AL SC SC Emanuel SELLERS Father Male W 85 NC Superanuiated NC NC Source Information: Census Place Jefferson, Alabama Family History Library Film 1254017 NA Film Number T9-0017 Page Number 535C
Mar 13, 2007 · posted to the surname Sellers
Susan Aldridge The connection between the Robert Hardy family and the Ransom Meadows family and the importance of Nancy Peebles Browning in the Ransom Meadows Descendancy. Nancy Peebles Browning was the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows. Nancy Peebles Browning was the mother of John B. Hardy -1825 SC -who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows-.b April 1827 AL, and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows who was the son of Ransom Meadows. They were children by her first marriage to Robert Hardy b 1782 in Lunenburg VA who lived in Edgefield SC before leaving for Alabama. Ransom Meadows Dick (a grandson of Ransom Meadows) served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston at Coosa Co in 1865. Nancy was also the daughter of Nancy Peebles Browning by her second marriage to James Madison Bankston . Two of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of Ransom Meadows`grandchildren.Moses Meadows (son of Ransom Meadows) signed the marriage bond for his niece, my ancestor. I have a copy. Her name was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows and she was the daughter of Stephen "Steve" who died of yellow fever. She grew up with Ransom Meadowsm, her grandfather. Ransom went to Mt. Miegs, east of Montgomery, Alabama about 1816/17. Then, he went to Autauga, thirdly to Lowndesboro about 1819, then finally in 1840s to Alexander City, Tallapoosa after 3 of his boys died of fever- Stephen, Tom, and Jerry. Headstone for uncle Moses Meadows and Didema Hogan 1850 Tallapoosa , AL 12 Dec House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786 Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 GA Miles 16 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson- Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden) 1860 Tallapoosa AL Ransom Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 73 1786 North Carolina Male Sarah Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 70 1789 Georgia Female Mary Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 50 1809 Georgia Female Noly Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 35 1824 Georgia Female From an undated newspaper clipping: "Ransom was a man who believed in "making arrangements," undoubtedly a long range planner. When the time came to settle in his final resting place, there was already constructed and waiting a sturdy, stone mausoleum. Time and the elements and some vandalism have taken their toll on the pre-1800 structure, but it is still in good shape in a wooded area about one-quarter mile off Elkahatchee Road, three miles from Alexander City, Alabama, near the old Crow place. In this self-styled mausoleum are the bodies of Ransom and his wife Sarah. Ransom's son William and daughter-in-law are also said to be buried there. Sometime between 1830 and 1840, Ransom and all of his living sons except William left Lowndesboro and went to Tallapoosa Co. in the face of malaria and yellow fever epidemics. It is said William out lived all of those who left him behind in Lowndes County. Isham, Jr. also remained in Lowndes Co. and died there. Ransom was the son of Isham, born in 1765 in Virginia, and the grandson of another Isham Meadows, who was named for the Bermuda Hundred settlement in Virginia, founded in 1649." Marker at mausoleum: "In memory of RANSOM MEADOWS born in Warren County N. Carolina Dec. 25th, 1786 Married Sarah Stephens Feb. 4th, 1808 died April 2nd, 1863 aged 76 years, 1 month and 7 days." Below-is Ransom Meadows grave Foto courtesey Oel Castner “Susan, I thank you for the wonderful article about Ransom Meadows. I have been to Fishpond cemetery where Didema grave is. As you know she was Creek Indian and the Fishpond cemetery and Baptist Church is the seat of the Creek nation. All of the Hogan's are there. The name Susan appears several time in the women of the Meadows family. I hope you get the attachment to my e mail. I have been to this cretch several times it is a few miles on Meadows property,it has been sold but today's owners will let you visit....I am fith generation Meadows on my mothers side. My grandfather was Oel and I bear that extremely interesting name.... The Creeks still function as a tribe, and there history and current administration still continue through family members who live near or attend to Fishpond Baptist Church. The people who lived in the communities near Fishpond were made up of native American folks and families married and resided side by side, mostly farmers. This is the story that I know about Didema [Moses Meadows wife]. I have photos and have seen photos of her and if you were able to see them you would understand the Creek part be cause she looks full Native American. She wore bright checks and even wore Indian bead work. Didema was born 12-5-1833, and died 11-10,1912. Her father was Alonza Hogan. (Hogans are buried in the Native American portion, of the cemetery. A small rock fence separates these families. Anglo American and Native American.) No record is available about her mother's name. My grand mother alluded to it as perhaps Thunderburk. When she was only twelve, both of her parents died of typhoid fever within the same week. She had no sisters and just one brother. Didema was jolly, pleasant,and easy going. She was quite thrifty, and did not want to waste anything' She like to talk and visit with everyone. She and Moses always went to Primitive Baptist Church. (Note Primitive Baptist) This probably was literal. She always had her church paper, which was the first church paper published.Moses and Didema Hogan Meadows are buried in Fishpond Cemetery. Moses and Didema children are Daniel (Dan) Ransom Meadows 5-25-1849;d1934 he married Mary B._____(b1849;d.1929 He was a successful farmer and trader of stock and cattle......oel castner” Ransom is buried three miles from Alexander City (Talapoosa County) 1/4 mile from Elleahatchee (?spelling) near the old Crow place. (Steve Meadows) From Evelyn Justice, August 1967: "My grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Meadows Justice, told the story that she visited at Ransom Meadows's home many times when she was a child. She said he owned about 4,000 acres of land and 200 slaves. It took fifteen years to build the house for the sepulchre, and was built on a large smooth rock. The cement was made of wood ashes, salt and water. Ransom begged his wife, Sarah, for several years to be buried there with him and she refused for a long time. Finally, shortly before he died, she promised him she would be buried there and this made him very happy. A daughter, Frances, was also buried there. For several years the family could go into the sepulchre and view the bodies. But a few years later someone broke in and broke the glass and stole the jewelry from the bodies then the tomb had to be sealed." Ransom was not her father, but probably grandfather. This could be Sarah´s family- Household: 1880 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Warren JUSTICE Self M Male W 30 AL Farmer GA AL Sarah H. JUSTICE Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House AL AL (this seems to be Sarah H. Meadows daughter of Gilbert Meadows- b 11 SEP 1846 in Tallapoosa) Willie E. JUSTICE Son S Male W 10 AL Work On Farm AL AL Isac C. JUSTICE Son S Male W 6 AL AL AL Ona JUSTICE Dau S Female W 4 AL AL AL Robert A. JUSTICE Son S Male W 3 AL AL AL Lena JUSTICE Dau S Female W 5M AL AL AL __________________________________ Source Information: Census Place Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama Nixburg is where the Hardys lived who married so many Meadows family members from Tallapoosa. 1850 Tallapoosa , AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375 Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1818 Al Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1827 Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1846 Al James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1848 Al Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa , AL abt 1839 Alabama Below is a newspaper announcement found by Billy Parker concerning the sale date of the transcribed court paper from 1873 . After Ransom Meadow´s widow sarah Stephens´s death, the remaining property was sold. A Petition was filed in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 18 January 1873, by Gilbert Meadows. To the Hon. Allen D. Sturdevant, Judge of the Probate for said county: Gilbert Meadows, a resident citizen of said county over age twenty-one years. He stated that Ransom Meadows, late of said county, decd., died owning 352 acres off the west side of Section 20, Township 22, Range 21, in said county, with other lands. After the death of Ransom Meadows, the said lands above were set apart as the dower of the widow of Ransom, Sarah Meadows, who has since departed this life 3 November 1872 leaving real estate unadministered. Petition further states that the following named persons are the children and heirs at law of Ransom Meadows: (1) Mary Dick over 21 years old and resides in Pickens(?) County, Alabama; (2) William Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Lowndes County, Alabama; (3) adix Elias Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Pike [Polk] County, Texas; (4) Moses Meadows of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (5) adix Elizabeth Bankston over 21 years of age and resides somewhere in the State of Georgia, but petitioner is not informed as to her county; (6) Milas [Milous] Meadows over 21 years residing in Coosa County, Alabama; (7) Stephen Meadows who is now decd., leaving surviving him Mary Hardey who is of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (8) Martha Farris who is also decd., leaving surviving her June Boss(?) and Francis Farris all of whom are of lawful age and reside in Coosa County, Alabama; (9) Sarah Ogletree who died leaving surviving her John & Thomas Ogletree over the age of 21 years – John resides in said county and state, Thomas having died last resided in Coosa County, Alabama leaving surviving him Daniel, Sidney, and Elizabeth Ogletree all under fourteen years of age; (10) Petitioner Gilbert Meadows who is of lawful age and residing in said county and state. Petitioner shows that all the above mentioned heirs at law & children of Ransom Meadows are joint owners and tenants in common in said lands above described and have each a one tenth interest in said lands. Lands cannot be equitably & fairly divided without a sale of same. Henry A. Garrett is guardian ad litem for the minors in this petition. Transcribed by Russell Henderson from the original. Children of Ransom Meadows and Sarah Stephens: i. Sarah Meadows, born circa 1810, Greene County, Georgia, died September 1836 Georgia, married 30 January 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Asbury Ogletree. Ogletree was born 18 November 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died 23 April 1884 in Taliaferro Co., GA son of Littleton Ogletree and Sarah Thompson. He married (2) Martha Thompson on 21 September 1837 in Georgia Children by Sarah Meadows 1. John R.M. OGLETREE MAR 1835 in Taliaferro Co. GA m. 26 Apr 1855 to Harriet E. Morgan 2. Thomas R. OGLETREE b 1836 GA who married Emeline Wilkinson had children Daniel, Sidney and Elizabeth Frances Ogletree b: 7 DEC 1861. Thomas died by Jan 18, 1873. 1880 District 140, Tallapoosa, Alabama John R. M. lives next to his great Uncle Gilbert. Roxanna M. b 1856 had already left the house. John OGLETREE Self M Male W 48 GA Farmer GA GA Harriet E. (Morgan)OGLETREE Wife M Female W 48 GA Keeping House GA GA Sallie C.OGLETREE Dau S Female W 21 AL GA GA James OGLETREE Son S Male W 13 AL At Home GA GA Ophelia OGLETREE Dau S Female W 11 AL GA GA Ida OGLETREE Dau S Female W 9 AL GA GA Edmund OGLETREE Son S Male W 7 AL GA GA Alphonza OGLETREE Son S Male W 5 AL GA GA (John) Ransom OGLETREE Son M Male W 21 AL Farm Laborer GA GA Belle OGLETREE DauL M Female W 20 AL GA GA 1860 Mount Olive, Coosa County, Alabama Thos B Ogletree 24 abt 1836 Emeline F Ogletree 19 abt 1841 Maiden name Wilkinson M Redmon Daniel Ogletree 1 abt 1859 Sydney W Ogletree 5.12 abt 1860 ii. Martha D. "Patsy" Meadows, born circa 1812, Greene County, Georgia, died before 1873, married 2 December 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Samuel Farris, born circa 1805. They lived in Lowndes County, in 1850, and 1860 with her brother William Meadows. Children 1. Samuel R FARRIS b: 1834 2. Sarah Jane FARRIS b: 18 JAN 1835 in AL 3. Mordecai FARRIS b: 1838 4. Cass Farris iii. Stephen Meadows, born circa 1813, died before 1850 census --from 1840 Lowndes he is born between 1811 and 1820. Family stories relate that he and his 2 brothers Tom and Gerry died with fever near Lowndesboro, causing his father to leave the lower swamp lands of Lowndes Co and seek north, moving to Tallapoosa Co across the river from the Hardy family in Nixburg, Coosa Co which he had known in Lowndes. Stephen´s only child was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows who married 1st Robert W. Hardy 28th Sept. 1848 and had 3 sons by him. After he died she married his older brother William Allan Lansing Hardy and had 11 more children. m. Robert W. Hardy on 28th Sep 1848 in Tallapoosa. Billy Parker wrote, " A grandaughter of Robert ( Alma Adamsom Neighbors) said Robert W. died at age 48 from complications following surgery which was performed on a table in the yard." Children 1. William L HARDY b: 1849 m. Mary Margaret Townsend b 1 August 1845 2. Daniel Jackson. HARDY b: NOV 1851 in Alabama married Frances E. 3. Robert W. HARDY Jr b: AUG 1853 m Queen Victoria Ingram b JAN 1855 in Randolph Co., AL Daughter of John and Martha Ingram who had moved to Travelers Rest, Coosa by 1870 census. m. William Allen Lansing HARDY on 10 NOV 1853 in Coosa b: 1827 in Dollar, Coosa County, Alabama 10 Nov 1853 in Coosa County, Alabama Children 1. Mary Susan HARDY b: ABT 1857/1858 2. Sarah A. HARDY b: 1859 in Cossa Territory, Dollar, Alabama m 3 JAN 1878 George Edward Latiker b: 1851 in Rockford, Coosa 3. Nathan HARDY b: 1864 4. John Richard “Jehu” HARDY b: 1865 m. Martha “Mattie” Sellers 5. Stephen Ransom HARDY b: 30 Oct 1865 in Coosa County, Al died September 28, 1931 Jefferson Co. m. Ada meHerg b. 6 APR 1867 in Coosa Co.,AL on 6 MAR 1884 in Coosa Co.,AL Child: Willis Archibald, m. Etta Caladonia Meherg 9 Feb 1893 and Emma Lowery 6. Didema HARDY b: 8 Sep 1865 died 14 MAR 1927 in White City, Autauga m 5 NOV 1885 in Coosa Joshua MeHerg b: 4 JAN 1862 in Horsestomp, Coosa 7. Isadora “Doran” HARDY b: 1871 8. Louisa Frances HARDY b: 20 Nov 1872 in Coosa County, Al died July 28,1910 Parkdale Cem m. Thomas Albert MeHerg 21 Oct 1888 9. Allen A HARDY b: 1875 10. Charles HARDY b: 1879 11. Houston Hardy 1881 1900 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Shelby > Spearman > District 131 precinct 11 13 June 1900 House 142 John R. Hardy head W Male Dec 1865 age 34 widower AL AL AL Farmer rents Lezinlea? E. dau W Female Dec 1891 age 8 AL Elbert L. son W M July 1893 6 AL house 143 Stephen R. Hardy Head W M Oct 1862 37 Married 0 years together Emma wife W F May 1879 21 Married 0 years together Willis (William Archibald) son W M February 1886 age 14 Callie dau. W F Feb 1895 age 5 (Etta Caladonia) Houston brother W M Oct 1881 age 18 single iv. Mary Meadows, born circa 1809-15, married 23 August 1836-marriage license at Lowndes Cty Courthouse, to Robert L. Dick born in GA, went to AL in the 1830's (land records). Their first two children, Martha and Sarah F. were born in AL. They moved to Union Parish, LA sometime prior to the birth of Ransom Meadows Dick who was born Sept. 24, 1840 in Union Parish. Robert acquired land in Union Parish, farmed and was somewhat influential in the affairs of Union Parish - served on a Police Jury several time, responsible for directing the placement of several roads and bridges in the Parish. Robert was a substantial slave owner according to slave schedules in the county. Family stories (principally from Robert L. Dick's grandson, Robert Ransom Dick who lived and died in AL) is that Robert L. left his family sometime prior to 1860, giving his wife thousands of dollars in gold and 30 slaves to sustain herself and the children. He was in Zandt County, Tx, 1860, showing R.L. Dick, age 51, born GA, listed with William Lauderdale family. Martha and Sarah stayed in Union Parish, but Mary took her young son, Ransom Meadows Dick back to AL to live near her Meadows family. She may have remarried to a Sanders. A woman named Mary Sanders is living with Ransom and has $5000. 1860 Tallapoosa AL House 1477 10 September page 219 Ransom Meadows 73 1786 NC Real Estate $56,680 per. prop. $103,000 Sarah Meadows 70 1789 Georgia Mary Sanders 50 1809 Georgia per. property $5000 Noly Sanders 35 1824 Georgia Ransom Meadows Dick served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston Coosa Co in 1865. She was the daughter of Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston who was the mother of John B. Hardy who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows. Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston was also the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows. So 2 of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of his grandchildren . v. Gilbert Meadows, born 9 December 1818, Alabama, died 26 July 1902, testate, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, married 6 June 1844, Coosa County, Alabama, Rebecca Eden, born circa 1827. They lived in Tallapoosa County, in 1850 and 1860. Gilbert’s will was made 23 June 1902, Tallapoosa County. He left his property to his daughters, Martha A. and Rebecca J. Meadows. Executor was son–in–law, B. W. Richardson. Witnesses: H. H. Milner, D. R. Meadows. 1st married Martha Matilda Snowden Abt. 1842, 2nd married Rebecca Eden daughter of Rev. James G. Eden and wife Harriett on 6 June 1844 in Coosa County, AL; born 1827 in Coosa, AL34; died in Alexandria City, AL -member of the 47th Alabama Company C, buried at Fishpond Cemetery 1850 Tallapoosa, AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375 Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1818 Alabama Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1827 Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1846 Alabama James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1848 Alabama Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1839 Alabama NEXT DOOR-House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786 Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 Miles 16 GATownship 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson? Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden?) 1860 Fishpond, Tallapoosa AL Gilbert Meadows 43 abt 1817 Rebecca W Meadows 34 abt 1826 Martha A Meadows 14 abt 1846 Sarah H Meadows 13 abt 1847 James R Meadows 11 abt 1849 Susan A Meadows 8 abt 1852 Mary F Meadows 7 abt 1853 Margaret Meadows 6 abt 1854 Rebecca J Meadows 4 abt 1856 Sarah M Meadows 3 abt 1857 Texanna Meadows 1 abt 1859 Ransom Meadows 73 abt 1787 Sarah Meadows 70 abt 1790 1880 Disrict 140, Tallapoosa, Alabama The family is misindexed-I had to look for a Gilbert without a last name in search. Gilbert HEADOR Self M Male W 61 AL Farmer GA GA Rebecca HEADOR Wife M Female W 53 AL Keeping House GA GA Martha HEADOR Dau S Female W 33 AL AL AL Jane HEADOR Dau S Female W 23 AL AL AL Texas HEADOR Dau S Female W 20 AL AL AL Ardella HEADOR Dau Female W 17 AL AL AL Gilbert A. HEADOR Son S Male W 15 AL At Home AL AL Moses S. HEADOR Son S Male W 13 AL At Home AL AL Charley HEADOR Son S Male W 10 AL At Home AL AL Royl M. GIBSON Uncle S Male W 58 SC SC SC 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census lists in household: Meadows Gilbert, age 81, widowed Martha A., daughter, age 55, single Rebecker J., daughter, age 43, single Elias C., son, age 31, single R. Meadows, grandson, age 9 Jenie Gibson, hirhand, age 29, single children –some are buried at Primitive pond Babtist Church in Coosa Co AL by Martha Snowden 1 John W. Milas Meadows b: 17 OCT 1843 in Coosa Co. AL Marriage 1 Martha Henrietta CARTER b: 1 NOV 1846 in GA married: 15 AUG 1865 in AL By Rebbeca Eden 2 Martha A. 2 APR 1845 - Marriage 1 Justice BROTHER b: 1840 in AL 3 James Ransom Sr, 21 SEP 1848 most all born after Feb.1845 Married the niece of his father's first wife, Mary Harriet SNOWDEN b: 23 FEB 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co. MS.residence Texas 1890 4 Susan Ann, b.14 Feb.,1851, m. james william pemberton 22 JAN 1869 in Tallapoosa Co. AL 5 Sarah Harriet Amy 11 SEP 1846 never married or did she marry Warren Justice? 6 Mary Frances 20 OCT 1852 Marriage 1 Tom CARTER b: 1850 in AL 7 Margaret Ann 26 JUL 1854 m. Richard Thomas MOORE b: 23 DEC 1855 in Talladega Co. AL : 8 DEC 1878 in Tallapoosa Co. AL 8 Rebecca Jane b 1856- never married 9 Jonah Monroe 27 MAY 1858 d. 28 JAN 1935 in Baird, Callahan Co. TX, m. Eliza Jane Tucker b: 19 OCT 1870 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL Married: 21 DEC 1884 in Andrews Chapel, Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL 10 Texana “Texas” 14 NOV 1860 m.. 1 Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL in: 1884 in AL 11 Hixie Ardella 22 NOV 1861 d. Jun 1942 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX , m Benjamin Washington Richardson 18 Dec 1881 in AL 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census Hixie states she had 10 children with nine living . They moved to TX in 1907/8 from rural Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, AL. Both are buried in old cemetery in Sweeny, Brazoria County, TX.(Bobbie Spiegel, on the Coastal Bend of TX) 12 Gilbert A. Middleton Jr, 3 FEB 1864 13 Moses Sherill 14 FEB 1866 14 Charles Elias 16 MAY 1869 in Coosa Co. AL vi. William Meadows, born 30 January 1821, Alabama, died 7 September 1882, Lowndes County, Alabama, married 16 August 1842, Angeline Virginia McClendon, born 30 August 1821, died 22 November 1863.Children 1. Alfonzo MEADOWS b: 1843 in Alabama 2.Ransom MEADOWS 18 JUN 1846 in Lowndes Al 3. Eugenia MEADOWS b: 1848 in Alabama 4. Sarah A MEADOWS b: 1851 in Alabama 1850 Lowndes County, AL Census 33 951 951 Meadows William 30 M Planter 1,600 Ala Meadows Angeline 29 F Georgia Meadows Alfonzo 7 M Ala Meadows Ransom 4 M Ala (18 June 1846) Meadows Eugenia 2 F 1860 Tallapoosa AL Haywood PO Wm Meadows 39 M farmer $15,435 Ala Angeline Meadows 38 F Georgia Alfonzo Meadows 16 M Ala Ransom Meadows 12 M Ala (18 June 1846) Ugenia Meadows 11 F Ala Sarah Meadows 9 F Ala Samuel Farris 55 M SC $4,120 Martha Farris 47 F GA M D Farris 24 farmer M Ala (18 June 1846) Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant total $500,000 VA Jane Harrison 55 F SC Harriette Irwin 16 F Texas vii. Elias Meadows, born 18 February 1823, Alabama, died 14 May 1891, Polk County, Texas, married 7 June 1846, Coosa County, Alabama, to Susan Antoinette Towns, born 29 August 1829, died 6 July 1906, Polk County, Texas. Elias and Susan came to Texas after 1850. As Susan's father died in 1855 and her mother followed in 1862, it is probable they came during that time- ! My gggrandfather Elias Meadows came to Moscow Polk County, Texas abt. 1853. Elias came with his father-In-law Bartlett Towns. They came from Tallapoosa county, Alabama. I don't have any information on a Richard Gipson who married Mahala Meadows. rlovett@claersail.net ” “ELIAS AND SUSAN TOWNS MEADOWS WERE BURRIED IN THE ABBOT CEMENTARY WHICH IS NORTH OF CORRIGAN, TEXAS ON HWY 287. TURN RIGHT AT OLD ASIA ON A DIRT ROAD GO ABOUT ONE MILE TURN RIGHT AGAIN FOR ABOUT 2OO YARDS.” Children 1. Bartlett Ransom Meadows b: 28 APR 1847 in Coosa County, Al 2. Sarah Elizabeth Meadows b: 3 NOV 1848 in Coosa County, Al 3. twins Sarah Meadows, born 1850, 10 March 1850 Coosa County, Alabama d. March 15, 1850 and unknown Meadows, born 11 March 1851. Coosa County, Alabama; d. March 12, 1851 4. Lucy Jane Meadows b: 26 MAR 1852 in Livingston, Polk County, Texas 5. William Jefferson Meadows b: 19 AUG 1854 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 6. Georgiann Virginia Meadows b: 7 DEC 1856 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texa 7. Henrietta Amison Meadows b: 14 JAN 1860 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 8. Priscilla Antonet Meadows b: 29 DEC 1862 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 9. Mary Eliza Meadows b: 7 OCT 1865 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas viii. Early (Richard) Moses Meadows, born 1825, Alabama, died 7 September 1892, Coosa County, Alabama, married Didema Peebles Hogan, born 5 December 1833, on 15 DEC 1847 at age 14 years and 10 days in Coosa Co. AL, , died 10 November 1912, daughter of Alonzo Hogan. Moses Meadows lived in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in 1850. He lived in Coosa County, Alabama, in 1860, 1870, and 1880. Successful farmer in Fishpond area. Married Dec 16, 1847 Diadema Peeples Hogan b. 5 DEC 1833 in Montgomery Co., Al when she was only just a few days 14 years old- Had slaves, many crops, cattle and operated a grist and syrup mill. Large land holdings. Most noted that his dwellings were well constructed. He loved children and was even tempered, kind and generous. (Jim Meadows) Children 1. Emanuel Martin MEADOWS 2. Moses MEADOWS , Jr. 3. Daniel Ransom MEADOWS b: 26 MAY 1849 in Coosa Co. AL 4. William Malcome MEADOWS b: 1 MAR 1851 in Coosa Co. AL 5. John Thomas MEADOWS b: 1855 in Coosa Co. AL 6.Martha Frances MEADOWS b: 6 AUG 1858 in Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 7. Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL 8. Sarah Ann MEADOWS b: 1861 in Coosa Co. AL 9. Benjamin MEADOWS b: 1863 in Coosa Co. AL 10. Charles Frank MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1866 in Coosa Co. AL 11. Didema Hogan MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1870 in Coosa Co. AL 12. Mary Browning MEADOWS b: 1874 in Coosa Co 1850 Tallapoosa, AL Moses Meadows house 1383, not far from parents Moses Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1825 Alabama Dedeamy P Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1832 Al Daniel R Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt abt 1849 Al ix. Elizabeth Meadows, born April 1827, married 1st 24 June 1844 in Tallapoosa AL by Simson Goolsby clerk to John B. Hardy b 1825 Edgefield SC, son of Robert Hardy and Nancy Peebles Browning of Nixburg, Coosa AL, They had Robert R. Hardy born 1845 who died by 1900 census. John B. Hardy died 1865-1868 according to family notes. 2nd marriage Elizabeth married James Madison Bankston b. 1815 Spartanburg SC. He was the son of Joseph and Agnes Bankston of Spartanburg SC. He had been married to Elizabeth´s 1st husband´s mother -Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy and had had one child by her: Nancy Browning Bankston who married Ransom Meadows Dick who was a grandchild of Ransom Meadows. James M. Bankston may have divorced Nancy in order to marry Elizabeth, or he may have waited till Nancy P. Browning Hardy Bankston died on March 30, 1870. They appear together as man and wife in June of 1870 Shelby census. In 1900 Elizabeth Jane Meadows Hardy Bankston claims to have been married 35 years, but maybe she was counting both marriages.- 1850 Census 8 October 1850 Coosa District, Coosa, Alabama House 608 John B. HARDY 25 SC Farmer 1500 Elizabeth 23 AL Robert 5 AL 681. Bankston Joseph 58 SC Bapt. clergh 360 Agnes 53 GA Amanda 17 GA Louisa 14 Lanier 11 Joseph 9 GA House 1121. Bankston Madison 35 GA 500 Nancy 45 GA Nancy 3 AL died 1915 in Marshall Co, She probably inherited land from her father James Madison Bankston and his second wife Elizabeth Meadows Hardy Bankston who was also her sister in law and step mother. Nancy Browning Bankston´s half brother was John B. Hardy to who Elizabeth Meadows had been married. (Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy married James Madison Bankston 11 January 1846. She is the widow of Robert Hardy of Edgefield SC who d.1843 Coosa Co. and is buried at Fishpond Primitive Church) 1860 United States Federal Census 16 June 1860> Alabama >Coosa >Southern Division house 187 page 26 Post Office: Rockford J B Hardy Planter 36 SC Male Real Estate $13,500 Per.$15,000 E Hardy Housewife 31 Alabama Female R R Hardy 14 Alabama Male 1870 June -United States Federal Census >Alabama >Jefferson >Township 18 Range 1 House 16 page 3 Cedar Grove J. M. Bankston 55 Farmer (divourced husband of Nancy Browning Hardy) Elizabeth Bankston age 45 AL (widow/? divourced of John B. Hardy) Agnes Bankston 75 SC (widow of Joseph Bankston) 1880 United States Federal Census >Georgia >Polk >Cedartown >District 169 J.M. BANKSTON Self M Male W 65 SC Farming SC SC Elizabeth BANKSTON Wife M Female W 54 AL Keeping House AL AL Source Information: Census Place Cedartown, Polk, Georgia 1900 United States Federal Census >Alabama >Marshall >Albertville >District 83 House 255 sheet 15 and page 40 A 16th June James. M. Bankston head white male June 1815 75 married 35 years SC SC SC Farmer can read and write Elizabeth Bankston wife white female April 1827 75 married 35 years gave birth to 1 child 0 children alive AL GA GA can read but cannot write x. Milous Meadows, [also spelled Milas/Miles] born 23 August 1834, died 28 March 1926, married: 1 OCT 1853 in Coosa Co to Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy, born 8 February 1836, died 10 May 1921. Daughter of Robert Hardy and Nancy Browning of Nixburg, Coosa, AL. Milous served in Company 1, 61st Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. Children 1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows 1859 2. Sarah "Sallie" Meadows b: 1866 in Coosa Co., Al 3. Ransom Meadows b: 1867 in Coosa Co., Al (Ransom was 1880, 1910, 1920: NIXBURG, COOSA,AL)Milous is buried 1926 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 1850 Township 23, Tallapoosa, Al , : 1860 Southern Division, Coosa, Al , 1880, 1900, 1920 Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama 1920 Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama Meadows, Miles Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1834 Alabama White Meadows, Rance Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1867 Alabama White Meadows, Rance Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1881 Alabama White Meadows, Vasti Nixburg, Coosa, AL 1859 Alabama White Susan Aldridge
Mar 13, 2007 · posted to the surname Hardy
Susan Aldridge This is a duplicate of the other story. susan aldridge
Mar 10, 2007 · posted to the surname Meadows