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Genealogy queries from the 1930s may provide some clues for family researchers

Below are some Genealogy Queries published in The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol 1, No. 1, Spring 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.

GAMMAGE—Revolutionary record of Thomas Gammage, who died and is buried in Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Also parents of Elizabeth Williams who married Thomas Towner Gammage, in 1824, in Columbus, Ga. Mrs. R. C. R.

MOORE—Information about John Moore and his wife, Susannah Harrison, of Pickens County, Ala. Susannah Harrison had a brother, Benjamin Harrison. Mrs. W. C. C. C.

VAWTER—Any information about this family. Mourning Vawter married James Robinson in 1826. Anything about Joseph Robinson and his wife (name unknown). James Robinson held a grant of land, Range 9, W. Huntsville. Mrs. G. E. B.

TAYLOR—Jeremiah, or Jerry Taylor, who prior to War Between the States lived near Gadsden, Ala. His son, Henry Franklin LaFayette Taylor, married Tabitha Dorcas Lee. He died in a hospital at Richmond, Va., during the war. Jeremiah Taylor was said to be a member of family of Col. Richard Taylor, father of Zachary Taylor. Mrs. J. N. P.

PRUITT, PRUETT, PREWITT—Any information, records, etc., that are obtainable for use in a family history.

BUCHANNAN—William Gra Buchannan, born June 25, 1795, married in September, 1819, to Susanah Fletcher. The Buchannan family lived in Tennessee and Alabama and later moved to Texas. Any information will be gratefully received by Mrs. F. B. B.

SMITH—Data wanted on Henry Smith, of Sweetwater, Ala. He was born about 1800 and was married three times. His last wife was Rebecah Beckwith. The Smith family was originally from Virginia, going to North Carolina and later to Alabama. A. C.

JENNINGS—Information about Creed Marklen Jennings who lived in Wetumpka, Ala., many years ago. Mrs. J. C. W.

TILLMAN—Any information about John Miller Tillman and John Moore Tillman, who enlisted with an Alabama regiment in 1846. S. F. T.

WIMBISH—James Wimbish in his will filed in Prince Edward County, Va., Feb. 1761, mentions daughter, Martha, wife of Hugh Challis; daughter Ann, wife of William Baldwin; daughter Sarah, wife of Rev. Wm. James Gorden; daughter Mary, wife of James Thaxton; and four sons, James, Samuel, John and Benjamin. Information about any or all of these. Mrs. J. N. M.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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