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Patron – Genealogy queries from the 1930s may provide links for researchers

Below are some Genealogy Queries published in The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol 1, No. 3, Fall Issue 1930 that may be of interest to family researchers today. These are queries sent to the Alabama Department of Archives And History in the 1930s but they may provide some links or clues to the past for some researchers.

Lightfoot—Birthplace of Thomas Lightfoot, whose name appears on land books of Lawrence County, Ala., 1818. Philip Lightfoot of Madison County, belonged to the same line. Know that Thomas Lightfoot purchased lands in Davidson County, Tenn., in 1793. Where was he from? S. L. L., Paris, Tex.

Wilhite—John and his brother, Ezekiel Wilhite, came to Morgan County, Ala., from either Tennessee or North Carolina prior to 1830. Anything of this family or collateral branches appreciated. W. E. W., Bowie, Tex.

Watson—John Watson, of Hinds County, Miss., died while either passing through Alabama or on a visit. His wife was Jeanett McLaurin. They had two sons, John, killed in the War Between the States and Samuel. They were originally from North Carolina and came South between 1850-54. Jeanett (McLaurin) Watson, after the death of her husband, married the second time a Stewart. Any information as to the place and time of death of John Watson will be greatly appreciated. P M. W., Shelby, Miss.

O’Neall—Any descendants of Judge John Belton O’Neall, of Newberry District, S. C., who may know the whereabouts of the early minute books of the old Quaker organization on Bush River, Newberry District, S. C. Judge O’Neall had daughters who Carried and came to Alabama. It is thought that these baptisimal and marriage records were brought to Alabama along with the record books of the old Covananter Church. G. L. S., Newberry, S. C.

Boone—Information about Joseph Boone, who left his home near Nashville, Tenn., about 1820, at the age of 15, and went to LaGrange, Ga. A carpenter by trade. Ran a grocery store in either LaFayette, Ala., or West Point, Ga., during the War Between the States. Left his home in Randolph County, Ala., about 1866, and has never been heard from. Was related to Daniel Boone. Want to get in touch with his descendants. J. E. B., Wedowee, Ala.

Byrd—The following is copied from an old scrap book: “Jepp Byrd was a war veteran who lived in Monroe County, Ala. He had eight children, one of which was Myles Mack William Byrd, who married Lizer Ann Lampkins, and lived in Bruton, Ala. There were also born unto this couple eight children. Five boys: John and James, twins, Jepp 11, Mack and Patrick. Three girls: Alice, Lizer Ann and Meeliam. Meeliam died while a child but the others lived to be grown. Jepp, Second, lived in Monroe County, Ala. Lizer Ann married Charley Hails, and also made her home in Monroe County. Alice married John Brown and lived in Bruton, Ala. Myles Mack Williams Byrd was a farmer, but too feeble to fight in the Civil War.” The ancestry and descendants of Jepp Byrd wanted. B. E. Byrd, Sanatorium, Miss.

Mayo-Edwards-Hooper—Information about Hardy P. Mayo, whose parents were Benjamin and (Greatwood) Mayo, and grandfather was George Dick Mayo. Martha Hooper was the daughter of Johnson M. Hooper and the grand: daughter of Matthew Brooks Hooper, further records needed. William Russell Edwards was the son of Wilson and Martha (Hooper) Edwards. B. M., Kisciusko, Miss.

Thompson-Graves—Ancestry of William and Lucinda (Graves) Thompson. They were married November 3, 1839, Pike County, Ala. Lucinda Graves’ mother was a Miss Grubbs. Her father’s first name is unknown. Lucinda Graves stated that she was born near the Pee Dee River in South Carolina. W. D. G., Gilmer, Texas.

Goodson—Information about Josiah Goodson, of Pike County, Ala., whose name appears in the Pike County Mortgage Book of 1839. Also about Mary Goodson who married James Spear, January 28, 1834. W, D. G., Gilmer, Texas.

Taylor—Revolutionary Record of James Taylor, born in Virginia February 28, 1731, died April 4, 1815, married December 3, 1755, to Ann Owen, born September 25, 1738, a daughter of George Owen and his wife, Elva . Mrs. L. T. W., Greensboro, N. C.

Hendricks—Record of marriage of Nathan Hendricks or Hendrix and Elizabeth Garland. M. M. M., Acoma, Wash.

Peeples—Any information about David Peeples. J. G. B., Muscogee, Okla.

Herring—Anna Rebecca Herring, born Dec. 5th, 1837, or May 18th, 1837, at Macon County, Ala., married May 7th, 1860, at Mobile, Ala., to John Sindlinger, a Confederate soldier. The father of Anna Rebecca (Herring) Sindlinger, first name unknown, v;as killed in November, 1937, by the Seminole Indians in Florida, and she died at Tallahassee, Florida, June 2nd, 1879, The Sindlingers had a daughter Anna Dora, born October 3, 1C61, and chri3tened “Shiloh” in church on Shiloh Battlefield, and she married David Peeples. J. G. B., Muscogee, Okla.

Boutwell—Boutwell family of Pickens County, Ala. J. H. P., Carrollton, Ala.

Proctor—Proctor family of Pickens County, Ala. J. H. P., Carrollton, Ala.

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