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Biography: Robert Price Heacock born August 10, 1861

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(1861-aft. 1904)

Talladega County, Alabama


Robert Price Heacock, was a contractor and builder, Sylacauga. He was a native of Talladega county, Alabama, born Aug. 10, 1861. The Heacocks were northern people, Dr. Joseph Davis Heacock and his wife, Rachel, coming to Alabama from Pennsylvania at a very early day.


One of their sons, Robert Patrick Henry Heacock, born in Talladega county, and the father of Robert Price, studied medicine at New Orleans, and was a physician of good practice until the Civil war. He early enlisted, and finally rose to the captaincy, in which position he was killed while gallantly leading his company in battle. He had married Martha Thomas, daughter of Thomas L. and Lucy (Thomas) Pope, formerly of Macon, Ga., who bore to him six children, four of whom survived in 1904. The mother died July 3, 1895.

Robert P. Heacock spent his younger manhood as a tiller of the soil, but for a number of years he was a contractor in Sylacauga, where he could point to many monuments of his skill. In politics, he was a Democrat, but cared nothing for the emoluments of office. He and his wife were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he was a member of Sylacauga lodge, No. 110, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

The two were married Nov. 22, 1882, the wife being Mollie J. Crawford, of Shelby county. Mrs. Heacock is the daughter of Washington Crawford and Mary (Martin) Crawford, who were early immigrants to Alabama from South Carolina. They were the parents of five children, three living in 1904. Mr. Crawford, was a man of good standing, a Democrat in political belief and a prominent Mason.

To the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Heacock were born seven children by 1904, whose names in order are

  1. Velma Heacock,
  2. Robert Patrick Henry Heacock,
  3. Addie Low Heacock,
  4. Maud Heacock,
  5. Luther Joe Heacock,
  6. Cadwalder Heacock
  7. Anne Grace Heacock.

 Robert Price Heacock died March 28, 1954 and is buried Marble City Cemetery, Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama


  1. Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 1 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose 1904
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 5929578 # 5924191


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