Bibb Co Queries - 1999

Sara Harms
I am searching for descendants of Emory Winship born in 1829 in Georgia, died 1888 in Georgia. He married Elizabeth Alexander, who was the daughter of William Alexander and Mary Blanton. Emory and his wife, Elizabeth, had three sons: Isaac Winship b. 1861 who married Minnie Custis Ralls; Blanton Winship b. 1869; and Emory Jr. Winship b. 1872 who married Katherine Dillion. Isaac Winship and his wife Minnie Ralls had three children: Fannie Ralls Winship, Julia Rogers Winship, and William Redding Winship. This Winship family has lived in Macon and Bibb Counties in Georgia. I am interested in the Blanton-side of this family; namely, Mary Blanton Alexander. I would appreciate hearing from any descendants of this Winship family.

Mel McAnally
Looking for information on the parents of Charles Edgar Adams born Macon Georgia 20 July 1854. If you able to help it would be appreciated. Thank you.

Allen Wheatley
George Amerson and Amanda Tanner had a son William James Amerson on February 28, 1870. I am looking for information on George and Amanda and any other children they may have had.

George B. Atwood
Papers that I have on Abraham he says that he joined the War of 1812 from Fort Hawkins in Bibb Co., GA. Abraham Atwood was born in Richmond Co., GA in 1789. His father was Isaac Atwood who died at St. Pauls Parish (Augusta), Richmond Co, Georgia in 1791. His mother is unknown to me at this time. I have a feeling that he (Abraham) was raised by another family in or near Macon Bibb Co,GA. What little I have on him says that he joined the War of 1812 at Fort Hawkins. Anything you can turn up will be appreciated and a big help to me. Thank you for your time, kindness and help.

Joe P. Alley
Please see if you can find any information on Francis Haynes Alley, born January 24, 1812, died September 1886 in Macon, GA and buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon. Also, his last wife Lucinda Nichols Alley born August 16, 1843 and died November 2, 1886 in Macon, GA and (I believe) buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon. Thanks for any information that you might find. And thanks for looking.

Allen D. Atkinson
I am seeking any information regarding the house at 261 College St. This property was purchased from the City of Macon by Herman Mead in 1840. In 1854 it was sold to Sylvanus Bates. In 1863 it was sold to John L. Jones. In 1896 the property was transferred (possibly by will) to Richard & Anna Cubbedge. We believe the house currently on the property was built by the Cubbedges. Subsequent owners were Robert Patterson, R. W. Patterson, O. P. Willingham, Martha Massey James, and E. M. Adams. Any information regarding the origins of this house and any information about any of these previous owners would be greatly appreciated.

Don Brown
Wm. Thomas Brown b-Oct.1842, d-1914 in Pulaski Co. Georgia, birthplace and parents yet to be located. Married Sarah J. Wilder on May, 8 1867 in Bibb Co. Ga. Sarah was 21 yrs old in June 1870 according to the June1870 census. Wm T. was 27 yrs old. They had two daughters: Annie M., age 1 at the time of the June 1870 census, and Lena M., age 1mo at the time of the June1870 census. Lenard Alorgase or Alorgau married Lena on April 30, 1888 in Bibb Co. Thomas P. Brinkley married Annie on Sept 16, 1886 in Bibb Co.

Wm T.Brown and Sarah (Sally) J. Wilder were divorced on April 2, 1876 in Bibb Co., Ga. Sarah (Sally) J. then married George A. Goodyear on Dec 7, 1876 in Bibb Co., Ga. Wm T. Brown later married Martha A. (Mattie) Taylor on Dec. 5,1881 in Pulaski Co. Ga. Mattie died 5Dec1881 in Pulaski Co. Ga. She was 35.
Children of Wm T and Mattie (Taylor) Brown: Albert Amon, b-Aug1886; Wm Carlton, b-Apr1884 d-1945 in Pulaski Co.; and Eugene, b-Dec1882.

Wm T Brown married Rebecca T Brown (same last names) Oct,18 1886 who was b-Mar1860, d-1926. Rebecca was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Jane (Keen) Brown. This was Rebecca's second marriage. Her first husband could have been a "Goodroe". Children of Wm T and Rebecca T Brown: Abraham "Lincoln" b-Dec1897 in Pulaski Co., d-unknown; Wm Schley "Sly" b-14Oct1899 in Pulaski Co. d-22Jun1954 in Fulton Co., Ga. * (This was my father) *

Lynne Birdsong
Looking for information on Obie (Obediah Evans) and Sallie F. Bloodworth married 13 Sept 1903. Lived in Macon, Georgia. Two daughters: Dessie Viola (married Harvey F. Birdsong) and Annie Mae (married ? Collins). Thank You and Your Assistance is Appreciated. Regards.

Charles Temple Watson
I would like to make contact with anyone have information for Leroy Watson and Mary Brumel married 15 Feb 1827 and Thomas Watson and Lenoror Lesell married 20 Mary 1827 in Bibb County, Georgia.

Laura Grantham
I have been searching unsuccessfully for internet links that might assist me to locate family history on my greatgrandfather: James William Blount possibly born in Bibb Co. d/o/b: 01/10/1901 Married 02/23/1918 to Maggie Barrett. He died 06/09/1981. If there is a site or a web connection that you are aware of that would help me to locate information on his birth records or any other useful information I would be greatful. Thank you for your time.

Shirley Smith Alday
My great-grandfather was born 1842 in Bibb County, Ga. His name was Turner Thomas Smith. He had a sister named Mary, who later married a Brown. I first found him in the 1860 Barbour County, Alabama census in the Sampson Worsley household with his sister. Who and where were his parents? There was a Turner Smith who was murdered on December 8, 1849 at the Rutlands Courthouse in Bibb County, Ga. by Brinkley Bishop. His brother, Thomas H. Smith was charged with aiding and abetting in this case and sent to jail. Is it possible that Turner or Thomas might be the father of my Turner Thomas Smith? Turner Smith and Brinkley Bishop were involved in a case in court on the day Turner was murdered. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Nora B. Acton
I am looking for the family and ancestors of Alexander D. Brown b. CT 1800 who married Emily Crawford b. 1805 NC. They were married in Bibb County, Feb. 9, 1825 in Macon. Although not confirmed, I believe his father to be William F. Brown b. 1784 CT. Both he and his father moved to GA in the early 1800s. Alexander and Emily Crawford Brown's children were: Elijah, Margaret, Sarah, Alexander, Charles, James, Julia, William, Frank. Also living in the home on the 1850 census was Sarah Horne age 34 b. NY and children Elizabeth 3, and Samuel 1 both b. in GA. Alex and Emily moved to Jones Co., GA before the 1850 census. There could be a possible kinship to Alexander Brown of Oglethorpe Co. who was born in Conn also and died in Oglethorpe Co., GA in 1811. I would like to get in contact with anyone who is a descendent of this family.

Dennis Wise
I am a descendant of Ezekiel Wise and Winneford Bullock of Barbour Co, AL. Among my genealogical data is the following reference, and I don't know the source:
Wise, Ezekiel. 16-10-27. Ezekiel Wise, b. ca 1797 N. C., d. 1874. In 1835, Ezekiel Wise and wife, Wineford, and Allen Williams and wife, Sarah, heirs of Burwell Bullock, deceased of Bibb Co., Ga., sold land in Randolph (formerly Lee) Co., Ga. (CR A, p. 113). Wineford ----- (wife) b. ca 1805 Ga.The 1850 census of Barbour County, AL listed an Isabella Bullock, b. ca 1774 MD, living in the household of Ezekiel Wise. Wise family researchers believe that Burwell and Isabella Bullock were Wineford's parents, and that Sarah Williams was her sister. I will be grateful for any information you may provide about this family. Thank you.

Sharon Holt Penrod
I'm looking for records on Richard Benjamin Holt, son of John William Holt & Sarah Martha McDonald. Not sure of Richard's birthdate. He married Sarah Jane Brown abt 1870. Sarah was born 10/23/1850, she died 2/28/1926 in Bibb County, Ga. Richard died in Bibb County, Ga. on 3/4/1893. Four known children of Richard & Sarah were Addie, Emma, John McDonald, Zollie Coffey. Zollie, my grandfather left Ga. at a young age. His brother John moved to Ark. Emma moved to Atlanta, Ga. & Addie to San Antonio, Texas. Records for my grandfather's death certificate in St. Clair County, IL. were destroyed in a fire. Perhaps census records may give me some clues to where our family came from. The only actual evidence I know of is that Zollie was born in Macon, Ga. in 1887. Thanks for any info.

Clarence Batts
Searching for information on Doctor H. Lewis Batts, Married to Ferris Sherwood of Dotham, Alabama, They had two children. H. Lewis Batts Jr and a daughter. Mr Batts died December 10, 1982. He was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Macon. Trying to find the name of his parents. Any Information will be helpful and appreciated very much. My mail address is 214 Wise Court, Louisville, Ky, 40229.
I have a marriage certificate (quite beautiful) measuring 19.5x15.5, announcing the marriage of former slaves Happy Benson and Ibby Jackson, dated Sept. 2, 1865, performed by Rev. James Scott and witnessed by Ben and Clara Gentry. Happy and Ibby were both from Macon. The document is purple, with the happy black couple being married by a black preacher surrounded by a horseshoe, which is surrounded by a chain. I hope this info will help interested descendents with their search. Thanx

Mary C. Jones
I am looking for James T. Gantt's family. He is listed in Macon about 1870's. His wife was a Beall. I would like to know her full name. One of their children was Eva Gantt Lane. I would like dates on their births and deaths. Thanks.

Tina Peddie
My Stembridge/Keene/Breedlove families were in Macon GA in very early 1900s to later 1900s. If you have any of these names, I'd love to hear from you to compare notes.

Virginia Gibson
Leonard William Gibson and wife, Julia Brise Gibson came to America from London, England with son Thomas Frederick b. 1857 (in England). They settled in Macon and two more sons, Robert Henry and Leonard Jr. were born. Leonard Jr. died at age of 12. Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Doyle, daughter of John and Anne Doyle and they had one daughter, Mary T. Gibson. Thomas left and went to Florida but Robert stayed and cared for his parents. I can find nothing else on this family. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

Allen D. Atkinson
I am seeking information concerning Heman Mead, who moved to Macon, possibly from Connecticutt, in 1840. He was brought to Macon by the First Presbyterian Church to start a school. He built the house currently at 261College Street, probably between 1846 and 1850, where the College Hill School was conducted, first by Heman Mead, then by Sylvanus Bates.
Sharon Bennett Williams
My ancestor is Joel Bennett b: 1765 in SC. I am looking for Joel's father. I am the person that posted the Llewellyn, Grimes, Bennett, Ross, Yarrell information (have included it below).
Joel married Elizabeth Norman. Elizabeth b: 1767 in VA. Elizabeth is the daughter of Eli Norman b: 1740 in VA and Sarah Ann (Green or Kemp).
Below is a reference to:
(a) Barak Norman, 1767-1771 South Carolina,
(a) Elizabeth Norman, and
(a) Joel Bennett.
I do not know if the following information is my Bennett line or not. If you have any info that connects the Joel Bennett mentioned in the following, to Joel Bennett that moved from SC to Hall Co., GA in about 1818 and settled in Hall Co GA, I would really appreciate it. Or any connection of Elizabeth Norman and Eli Norman to Barak Norman would be helpful.
The Ross family that is mentioned in the following - I believe is the same family of the (Govenor ?) Ross that was involved with the removal of the Cherokee indians from Hall & Cherokee Cos, GA. Joel Bennett lived in this area at that time.
I will send will of Joel Bennett Sr and interview with his son if you are interested. Joel had 12 children. I have some on each of them. I am a decendent of Joel's 5th child Henry Bennett b: 1798 in Greenville Co. or Pendleton Dist, SC. Wife Sarah "Sallie" Padgett born SC. Joel Bennett Sr b: 1765 died in Hall Co, GA 03 March 1851. His son Henry moved to Forsyth Co, GA and raised his family. Henry died in Forsyth Co, GA 03 Oct 1867. Sarah Padgett died in Forsyth Co, GA 09 Dec 1892. Both Henry & Sarah are buried at: Salem Baptist Church Cem, Forsyth Co, GA. I have listed my sources for Joel here. Thanks for your time. I appreciate your help.

Jack Scarborough
We are hoping some one can help us with information for these ancestors and their families: Theophilus Bateman and his wife Jemima McDonald were married on 15 October 1829 in Bibb Co, Georgia. Their only known (to me) daughter, and my gggrandmother was Nancy Bateman, b.04 September 1830 in Macon County, Georgia. She died 21 May 1921 and is buried at Pike County, Alabama, Orion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Nancy was the wife of my gggrandfather, John Fletcher Harmon, b.11 June 1826 (1828 according to some records.) in Newton Co, Georgia. He died 10 August 1897 and is buried at Pike County, Alabama, Orion Baptist Church Cemetery. They had eleven children, six girls and five boys. Thank you in advance for you time and help in this matter.

Seeking any info on Bagley & Parnell families of Bibb Co. Grandmother Rosa Parnell Bagley, Grandfather Andrew Jackson Bagley late 1800's early 1900's. Any help most appreciated.

This info was taken from the source named below. There is more information (from other sources) showing how the Grimes and Ross families are connected to the Bennetts. This connection takes both families back to NC and even as far as England. If anyone would like that info, Please email.

"The Wesleyan Alumnae of May 1940" Vol. XVI No. 2 (Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.) Page 15:
Harriett Matilda Ross born in 1823 (was one of 13 children of Luke Ross and wife Mary Grimes), married Jan. 11 1843 Judge Walter T. Colquitt, a member of Congress and U. S. Senator. Harriett Ross was his third wife. She had 6 children, one of whom was Alfred Holt Colquitt who became Gov. of Ga. and U.S. Senator.

Page 15 of "The Wesleyan Alumnae" .... Mary L. Ross was born in 1823 the child of Henry Grimes Ross and his wife Sarah Bullock, (great aunt of Theodore Roosevelt). Her (Mary L.) grandfather was Luke Ross pioneer settler of Macon, Ga. and father of another member of the 1840 class, Harriett Ross. (The girls were about the same age it says.) Mary Ross married David L Grimes, and went with him to Texas in the 1840's. (It mentions one brother of Mary - Alfred Ross.) After Marys mother died her father married again and had a dau. Anna Amelia Ross who was a student at Wesleyan in 1866.

Dennis Wise
I am a descendant of Ezekiel Wise and Winneford Bullock of Barbour County, AL. Among my genealogical data, I have the following reference, and I don't know the source:
Wise, Ezekiel. 16-10-27. Ezekiel Wise, b. ca 1797 N. C., d. 1874. In 1835, Ezekiel Wise and wife, Wineford, and Allen Williams and wife, Sarah, heirs of Burwell Bullock, deceased of Bibb Co., Ga., sold land in Randolph (formerly Lee) Co., Ga. (CR A, p. 113). Wineford ----- (wife) b. ca 1805 Ga.. The 1850 census of Barbour County, AL listed an Isabella Bullock, b. ca 1774 Md., living in the household of Ezekiel Wise. Wise family researchers believe that Burwell and Isabella Bullock were Wineford's parents, and that Sarah Williams was her sister. I will be grateful for any information you may provide about this family. Thank you.

I am looking for the family and ancestors of the following men and hopefully connect them. If you are connected in any way to these men and their families, please e-mail me direct. Alexander Brown b. CT, d. 1811 Oglethorpe Co., GA. wife: Kisia Kn, children: Isaac and William George. Thomeas R. Brown and Alex.'s wife, Kisia, were executors of the will. Who is Thomas R. Brown? Were these the only children? When was Alex. born? When did he come to GA?

William F. Brown b. 1784 CT, d. 1870-80 Villa Rica, Carroll Co., GA. Wives: Unkn. Was he kin to Alexander of Oglethorpe Co.? Was Alexander D. Brown his son?

Alexander D. Brown b. 1800 CT, d. ?, wife: Emily Crawford b. 1805 NC. Children: William F. (1825-1827), Elijah, Margaret, Sarah, Alexander D., Charles R., James G. , Julia A., WILLIAM F. (b. 1846), FRANK. Alexander and Emily married in Bibb Co., Feb. 1825. Lived there for a period of time and then moved to Jones Co., GA. Machinist. Living in the home in 1850 was Sarah Horne 34, b. NY. Children: Elizabeth age 3 b. GA, and Samuel age 1 b. GA. What is the connection to this family of these 3 people? Other family of Alexander D.? Was his father William F.? How is he kin to Alexander of Oglethorpe Co., GA? 

Janie Budd
Looking for data on Samuel Loyd who married Louisa Champion 1848 in Rome Ga. She was the daughter of James and Sarah Green Champion on Bibb Co GA.

Hello, I am searching for my relatives who lived in Macon, Bibb Co, Georgia. My Great-Grandparents: Charles William Cooper m. Carrie A. Henry in Bibb Co, February 18, 1890. Charles Cooper was from Ohio, and Carrie A. Henry was born November 15, 1872 in Macon, Ga. Her parent's, Benjamin Franklin Henry and Mattie M. Pierce Henry, were also married in Macon, Bibb Co, GA. Charles and Carrie Cooper had two sons born in Macon: Walter F. Cooper, b. November 16, 1891; and Daniel M. Cooper, b. September 23, 1895. Any information would be of great help. Thank you very much for your time.
My father-in-law's mother and father were believed to have been killed in a train wreck about 1912 in the Macon area. He was three years old when the accident occurred. His adopted name was Elijah Wheeler Gordon and was raised by Mr. & Mrs. Poole (sp?) in Macon. He used the nickname Jack. We don't know where Wheeler Gordon came from (mother's maiden name?). We understand his given last name might have been Connelly (sp?). We are looking to connect with anyone who might have family information related to the above.

Meredith Jordan Smith
My maternal grandmother, Ira Jewel (Stuckey) Carver was born March 9, 1895 in the town of Archer in Bibb Co., GA. Her mother was Ella Estelle Taylor and her father was William Alexander Stuckey. I have been unable to locate a town called Archer, GA. Does anyone know if it existed at that time? Thanks.

Valerie Best
I am looking for links to George Green Moore. He was the son of George ? Moore. He was from either Macon or Rome. He moved his family to Panola Co, Texas in the late 1800's. I have no further info except that his father was George Thomas Moore, born July 5, 1853-55. His mother was Nancy Lou Curbo (Kerbow ?).

Lynette Kay
I actually wanted to respond to Cheryl Nored Dean's May 1998 query regarding Henry Franklin Campbell but there was no e-mail address:

My g-grandmother, Sarah Virginia Campbell and her sister Mary Martha Campbell were sent to the Appleton Orphanage, Macon, GA in February 1891 after the death of their parents, William S. Campbell (b. 12/4/1846 in Mason Co. KY, d. 1/10/1890) and Georgia Anna Campbell (b. 12/25/1859 in Houston Co. GA, d. 12/3/1890). Sarah (b. 6/27/1885 in Macon, d. 11/23/1965 in Miami) grew up and married Raymond Porter Middleton (b. 1877, d. 1930). Mary (b. 1/3/1883) grew up and married Harry Whaley Surrency (b. 1881, d. 1927). Sarah (called Sally) and Porter had the following children: Margaret (b. 1905), Harmon (b. 1907), Raymond Jr. (b. 1913) and Edward (b. 1919). Margaret (my grandmother) recollects that her mother had two brothers: Enoch and Frank. I am looking for any information on the two brothers: Enoch Campbell (b. 1880, d. 1965) and Henry Franklin Campbell (b. about 1867, d. 1925). I believe Enoch lived in Macon most of his life but I know nothing about Henry or their parents. I believe Frank may be the "Henry Franklin Campbell" Cheryl Dean refers to in her (3/98) query since his parents names are the same. If you have an e-mail address for her I would like to contact her. Thanks in advance.

Ron Harn
This query is in regard to William Henry Rousseau born Macon / Bibb county area March 9, 1818 whose mother was a Carver. I have a lot of information on Rousseau after about 1825 when he relocated to Columbia County , Florida but nothing on him or his Mother while they were in Georgia. Any information on Carver or Rousseau would be greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Ron.

I am looking for John Thomas Fowler who was born May 30, 1840. He was supposed to have been from Macon. I was told it could be in Bibb County. He was married to Agnes Jane Carpenter who was born July 18, 1841. I would appreciate any help.

I am looking for information on the Lamar family of GA who lived in Bibb Co. I am descended from John Lamar who m. Rachel. They had: Martha m. Nathaniel Coates abt. 1773; Zachariah, Basil, William. I know my Lamars were in Wilkes County, but there were Lamars in Bibb also. I believe mine are connected. Can someone help?

George Cole
I would like to see links to the Chatfield family. John Chatfield b. 1754 in Killingworth, CT died 13 Jan 1832 in Bibb Co. Thank you.

Jennifer Sherwood Braswell
Looking for:

  • parents of William E. Sherwood b.abt 1848 in middle GA, (possibly in Baldwin or Bibb County).
  • info concerning descendants of Adiel Sherwood, a notable Georgia Baptist minister.
  • dates for Juliette Ferris McElroy who married W. E. Sherwood late 1800s, probably in Bibb Co, GA.
  • parents of Mollie E. Cason who married W.E. Sherwood, April 6, 1870 in Bibb Co, GA
  • parents of Sarah Elizabeth Chiles who married Cason Sherwood of Bibb Co, GA. died 1907, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Macon, GA.

    Hello, we are looking for help. I have a Thomas (Tom) Jefferson Daniel said to be born in Macon Ga. Bibb County. DOB 1845 - DOD 1929. He is said to have moved to Alabama when he was 16, making the year 1861. He married Christina Stabler from Monroe County Alabama where he lived until his death. He also had a brother, John Daniel, said to have joined the military in Ga. but he also moved to Monroe Cty, Alabama. His sister, Susie/Susannah/Susan, also moved to Monroe County Alabama. All were said to be born Macon GA, Bibb County. We are looking for their parents, or any information we can find. Thanks in Advance

    Scott E. Warren
    Looking for more information and other family of the following people. Thanks.
    Bibb County GA Mason Arthur Davis ,died 12 Apr 1968
    Bibb County GA Madie or Mayde Leevenia Davis, died 16 Mar 1970
    Bibb County GA William Henry McCallum, born 19 Jun 1873
    Bibb County GA Inez Whittle, born 22 Dec 1897
    Bibb County GA Sarah Elizabeth Davis, born 26 Nov 1854
    Bibb County GA William Henry McCallum and Mary Eugenia Tidwell, married 9 May 1897
    Bibb County GA buried Salem Methodist Church in Monroe County GA Woodfin Grady Davis, died 1 Oct 1947
    Bibb County GA buried Salem Methodist Church in Monroe County GA Joseph Corine (Cora) Grant, died 29 Jun 1976

    Gene and Betty Shuffield
    Looking for information on Washington Durden b. abt 1787 in NC, d. abt. 1855 in Bibb Co, GA. His children: James T. Durden, b.1819 in Bibb Co, GA, d.1859 in San Jacinto Co, TX, m.1842 to Martha Washington Rick in Bibb Co, GA; Benjamin Washington Durden, b.1822 - Bibb Co, GA, d. Liberty Co, TX, Married: unknown. Washington was married to an Unknown Tarpley and/or Hannah (unknown maiden) Durden (who might be one in the same)

    Faye Herrington Rutherford
    Am looking for any info on John Robert Herrington b. 11/27/1849 Bibb Co. Ga., d. 11/27/1907, married 1/11/1872 to Louise Elizabeth De-Bord from Gilmer Co. Ga. Have more on her & her fam. John's father was John P. Herrington, said to be born in Bibb Co. Ga. @1822. Not sure about 1st marriage; May have been Mary Mosley. 2nd marriage was to Malinda Pence De-Bord who was from Gilmer Co. Ga. & the mother of Louise Elizabeth DeBord. Her 1st marriage was William DeBord in Gilmer Co. John P. d. 9/13/1897. His father could be a John Herrington. But I know nothing about him or John P's 1st. marriage. PLEASE HELP. I know there were alot of kids from the John Robert family so there should be some cousins somewhere. Thanks for any help.

    Frank Joyner
    I am researching my Davis ancestor, Charnic also known as C.P. Davis, in Bibb County Georgia. I just recently obtained a copy of his death certificate which states that he died 8 February 1925 in Macon, Bibb, Georgia. According to the certificate, at the time of death his residence was 601 Main, Macon, Georgia. His wife was Mary E. ?. I also have a copy of her death certificate. She died 5 May 1919 in Bibb County, Ga. For some reason, both were buried in LaGrange, Troupe County Georgia. Charnic is listed as having been born in Twiggs County on 28 Aug. 1851. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Jo Ann Stone
    Searching for James Ellis Dickerson b. 07-20-1865 in Elbert County, Ga. d. 09-23-1913 in Macon, Ga. (Bibb Co.) married Mary France Gray b. 1868 children: Guy b. abt. 1894, Annie Sue b. 08-26-1896, Charles b. abt. 1898, Nora b. abt 1899. Please email with any information of this family. Thank you.

    Leta Waddle Horine
    Bedford Henry Darden, son of (Henry?) Darden and Malissa Smith, born in Bibb Co (Macon, GA), 27 Mar 1858. Sister, Annie C. Darden, born 13 Aug 1862 GA (don't know county). Father may have died in Civil War. When Bedford was 13, Annie 8, mother remarried: Calton E. Sellers, Houston Co, AL. When did they leave Georgia? When did they arrive in Alabama? Thanks for any information!

    I am looking for information on Edgar Eugene Dent. My grandfather told me that he was the chief of police in Macon. Any information regarding him would be appreciated. Also any info on archives for the Macon police department would be appreciated.

    JayEtta Blaesing

    Am researching Dickinson's in Bibb, Ga. before 1860. Do you have the 1850 Census listing the Dickinson's living there? Really nice web site. Thank you any help you can extend.

    Looking for information on Georgia family of Dunbars who moved from Hyde and Tyrrell Co. NC to Bibb Co. Georgia around 1852. David Clayton Dunbar was the Dunbar that made the move. I will share NC information for Georiga information.

    D. Wilson
    Looking for information on a John Evans and a Lillie or Lillian Relford (?). I have documents stating they lived in Macon in the early 1930's. They had four children: Artie Mae b. 1932, John Henry b. 1933, Wanda Louise b. 1935, Mack b. 1936. John Evans died in 1937, and the family moved to Hamilton Co.,TN. Need to verify all information on Lillian. She is my husband's grandmother and it was said she was full Cherokee. Email or snail mail D. Wilson, P.O. Box 71527, Chattanooga, TN 37407.

    EVANS - VANNLooking for the parents and siblings of Obediah Evans b 1817 (Twiggs/Wilkinson Co?). He had a son Rufus Evans b 1859 who married Lucinda James. Rufus is my gggrandfather. I would like to know what happened to Rufus? Also looking for a Evans and Vann cemetery. Does anyone know the exact location of Marion, Ga.? (not marion county). I know that Marion Ga. was quite a busy town in the early to mid 1800's. Rufus Evans and Lucinda James were married there. I have a copy of their marriage license. Was it located near Griswoldville? I have not been able to find it on the old Georgia maps. I located Griswoldville but no Marion Ga. nearby. My Evans' and Vann's lived in Griswoldville and were neighbors. I was just assuming that Marion might be nearby if they went there to conduct business. I also know that my father William Ernest Evans b 1912 d 1980's grew up in around Dry Branch Ga.

    Pat Evans
    Looking for info on Griswoldville,Ga. which was located on the Jones and Twiggs Co. line in the 1800's. I have been researching the Evans and Van families who lived in those counties. Hoping to find an Evans' cemetery. Looking for an Obediah Evans b1817, his wife, Martha, and one of his sons, Rufus Evans. Thanks for any info you can give me.

    wayne wynkoop
    Have you got any info on a Richard Lee Ellis,born abt.1879/80. He married a Fannie Jones abt.5-7-1907, in Macon. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    I am looking for anyone who knew an Evans Family in the early 1930's in Macon. I know now that the wife was name Lillie Mae Releford Evans. My records indicate that she married a John Lonnie Evans then married his father. It was with the older Evans that she had four children. Records do not tell me what happend to the first husband. A divorce maybe? Lillie Mae's parents were Ona and Robert Releford. Not quite sure where they are from but Ona was born in 1879 in Walker Co., GA. The children were a female, Artie Mae b. 1932; male, John Henry b. 1933; female, Wanda Louise b. 1935; male, Mack b. 1936. One of the Evans men died in 1937. I do not have second husband's name. Can anybody help me? I would appreciate it very much.

    Camp Gilliam
    Anderson Rice was born in 1785 - his daughter says in NC. I first pick him up in Wilkes, then Baldwin, then Jones and finally Bibb Co Ga where he dies in 1844. He marries Rebecca Redding, dau of Charles Redding and Edith Hobbs of Sussex Va. and Baldwin Co Ga. He was in business in Baldwin with a Thornton Rice - no relation given. His children marry into the Finney, Ellis, and Lamar families.

    Peggy Isbell
    Am interested in the family of William H. Richardson, in GA. He was married in Bibb Co, GA on 23 July 1842 to a Hester Ann Fisk (b. ca.1825 in Ga.) Hester Ann had been married earlier in Bibb Co, GA on 16 Feb 1840 to William Pinkham. Don't know what happened to this marriage. With husband William Richardson, she had many children, starting circa 1844 in Georgia: Martha A, James M, William T, John M, Louisa J, and Frances E. They were in Arkansas for Sarah, Joseph and Josiah and finally to Texas for Amanda and Albert Jefferson. I will be glad to share information. I just need HELP!!!

    Billie Ford
    Jonathan Ford, born 1762 SC, wife Alsa?Born 1772 GA. Lived in Bibb Co for several years, died 3/1860 Bibb Co. Alsa died before 1860 Bibb Co. Had a son named John S. Ford, born 1790 Chester District SC, died in Bibb Co 1871. John was married to Jane McClure, and was a noted Methodist Minister. Any information on these people would be appreciated.Thank you.

    Donnie Fulwood
    Trying to find the natural parents of Henry F. Fulwood adopted in Fort Valley by the Moore family. Born July 5, 1876

    My family, mother and father are from Georgia. My uncle, Elijah Spikes, had a farm in Bibb County. An aunt, Willie Ford, had land in Jones County, and the list goes on. My mother, Anna Pearl Pound, and my father, Robert Ernest Rogers, were married in Macon.

    Billie Ford
    Do you, by chance, have any connection to Ann Eliza Ford, married to A. P. Rogers, or was there a John S. Ford, Methodist Minister, or a Jonathan Ford Married to "Alsa"? Jonathan, lived in Bibb Co. for several years, died there 3/ 1860. Alsa died before 1860, and John S. Ford died there in 1871 at the home of his son Robert M. Ford. Thank you.

    Nancy Hardy of Stewart County
    I am looking for my g.g. grandfather, James French, who was born in Bibb County in February of 1828. I have heard that he was an orphan. I would appreciate any information anyone might have of him. He went on to marry Nancy Hardy of Stewart County. Thank you!

    Bob Graham
    Samuel Grayham (Graham)'s son Ishmael married Sally Thunderbird in Bibb County in 1826 according to the Georgia genealogical magazine of 1969, I think it was. I'm not sure that Thunderbird is the right transcription of her name but it is the one used. I can find no precedent for that name in either Creek or Cherokee tradition. But I also have no other explanation. Samuel was a Taylor who came to Georgia by way of Charleston, SC and Wilkenson County, GA where he served during the Oconee War, 1793. Ishmael later went to Dooly County. I have some land information in Twiggs County.

    Tom Hoot
    Interested in finding out more about the Woodruff and Gustin families. Contact: 3609 Montridge Ct, Arlington, TX 76016

    Descendants of Samuel Insley Gustin
    1 Samuel Insley Gustin, b: Abt. 1814, d: 06 Jul 1879
    Adeline Woodruff, b: 12 Jan 1816, m: Jul 1879, d: Oct 1873 in GA
    .......2 Sophia E. Gustin, b: 03 Apr 1843, d: 08 Aug 1904 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA
    .......2 George Woodruff Gustin, Judge, b: 29 Jan 1846 in Morristown, Morris Co., NJ, d: 05 May 1895 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA

    Source="The Woodruffs of New Jersey", by F. E. Woodruff, p. 77
    At the age of 3 he was taken by his parents to Newark, Essex Co., NJ. Here he gained his early education. They moved to Macon, GA, in 1862. Four years later he entered Lumpkin Law School at Athens, GA.
    In March 1864, he answered the call to arms and entered the Confederate service, he served until the end of the War.
    Having attained a prominent standing in his profession, he was in 1882, elected to the Georgia State Senate. Later he was elected Judge of the Superior Court.
    His father, Samuel I Gustin, was a native of NJ, who later resided in Florida.

    Source="Biographical, Genealogical and Historical Sketch", compiled by the Colonial Research Bureau, Washington, DC.
    George W. Gustin, lawyer, was born near Morristown, NJ. Jan. 29, 1846. At the age of three years he was taken by his parents to Neward, NJ. Here he gained his early education. They moved to Macon, GA in 1852. Four years later he entered Lumpkin Law School at Athens, GA.
    In March 1864, he answered the call to arms and entered the Confederate service, he served until the end of the war. Having attained a prominent standing in his profession, he was in 1882, elected to the state senate. Later he was elected Judge of the Superior Court. His father was Samuel I. Gustin, a native of NJ and who later resided in Florida.
    Looking for the name Gaddis born in Macon abt. 1830.

    Jim Allen
    Greetings. I am seeking information on John Hollingsworth and his wife Mary Ann, maiden name unknown. John was born in 1792, place unknown. No info on Mary Ann's date or place of birth. John died in Bibb or Twiggs County, GA, in 1832. Their children were: George b 1809, Jonathan Augustess b 1815, Israel I. b Aug 01, 1817, James Arnold b Sept 26, 1824, Jesse A. b 1825, Mary J. b unknown. My questions are: 1. who were John's parents? 2. who were John's siblings? 3. what was Mary Ann's maiden name? 4. where was John born? 5. where was Mary Ann born? 6. where are John and Mary Ann buried? 7. can this family be traced to Valentine Hollingsworth? Any info, help, assistance, suggestions, etc, are appreciated.

    Gwen Bruce
    William King was b. abt 1840 in Bibb County, probably around Macon. He is next found in Florida in 1870 where he married Tempe Hunter. I am trying to find out who his parents were. He was my ggrandfather. Would appreciate information on this King family of Bibb County. Will share all descendency information.

    I am searching for the parents of my gggrandmother Mary Lucretia Emaline HENDRIX (called Molly) who was born April 16, 1873 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Her mother was Elizabeth J. ???, born 1851, who married a Mr. Hendrix, who died shortly thereafter. Elizabeth then married a Dr. Reeves. Molly married my gggrand father, Ephraim Webster Hovis (born May 3, 1857 at Macon) on June 12, 1888 at Macon, GA. His parents were Archibald and Syville Hovis. Any information on any of these surnames would be appreciated.

    Jane Ward
    Looking for relatives of Melgy Ward who owned land in Bibb County around 1845. He was born some where in SC in 1820. His wife was Loucinda Hartley (born 18 Sept 1844 in Crawford Co, GA) and they had children James Michael (b. 10 May 1846), Mary Elizabeth (b. 31 Aug 1848), William Jasper (b. 28 Feb 1851) and Loucinda Frances (b. 14 Mar 1855). Melgy may be the brother of Andrew Jackson Ward (b. 1812? in SC) who lived in the Skipperton area until his death. His wife's name was Charlotte Hunnicutt (b. 1923?).

    Lanell King
    I am researching the family of John and Nancy (Highnote) Schrimshire who are listed on the 1850 Bibb County census. I have information on their son Robert Wilson Schrimshire, who is my ancestor, but I know nothing about his siblings.

    Jennifer S. Braswell
    Anyone who can provide information about the Hooker families of middle Georgia, please send information to me. I am researching this surname for my husband's family. I have some names, but few dates, birthplaces, etc.

    Looking for a Dan Harris buried in Macon, GA.
    Mary Hayes
    I am looking for Letcher Burton Hunt. He was married to Gertrude Louise Smith. He was born May 20, 1877, died April 16, 1972. I would like to hear from anyone who has any information.

    Myra J. Hudson
    Searching for info on John M. Hudson, Jr. born in Macon in 1892 to Dr. J M and Emma (Copeland) Hudson. This family may have had a livery, some stables & veterinary clinic. Dr. Hudson was a veterinary surgeon. They also lived in Helena, AR at least from 1896 - 1910. I am searching for any info I can retrieve.

    I am searching for any information on the Horning family, particularly Susan Horning who died in East Macon on June 18, 1916. She was born about 1835 in GA. She was buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah. I would like to find her husband's name and the names of her children.

    Gwen Grant Bryan
    I am looking for information on James Henry Randolph (Russell?) Washington, who was Mayor of Bibb County, GA. His parents were Robert Beverly Washington and Elizabeth Hammond, who were in Baldwin County, GA from 1817 until their deaths (R. B. Washington, d. 1835 and Elizabeth died later and was buried in the garden of her daughter, Elizabeth Washington Sneed. If anyone has information regarding this family, would appreciate hearing from you. Hopefully, there are pictures of James Henry R. Washington. Thanks.

    Looking for descendants of James W. and Delphia Smith Harvey. "Jimmy" Harvey b:1866 N.C., died in a railroad accident 1918. Delphia (1870-1921). They lived in Bibb Co. and are buried in Evergreen Cem. in Macon. Their daughter Birdie married a W.S. Morrison and lived in Bibb Co. ?? Birdie had a daughter, Miriam Stein, living in Fla. Please notify me, I would love to share information on these families.

    Can anyone give me information on Lanier Southern Business College? I would like to determine if my gguncle John Wesley Hawkins attended school there. That name appears on a diploma dated 1902. Thank you in advance for any help.

    Am looking for cemetery (location would be helpful, also) in which ancestor, C(S)elenthial Helms was buried. He died a measles during Civil War and is said to have been buried in Macon, GA. He served in Co E, 63rd GA Inf from Buena Vista, GA. Died 1864. Thanks!

    Carol C-H
    My g2gfather was Thomas S. Jordan, who was born in Macon, Bibb county, Georgia, on Jan 3, 1832. According to his late-1800s census info, his parents were also born in Georgia. He married in Alabama in 1859; his wife was from Carroll County, GA. A biography of his son has Thomas working as a printer's apprentice in 1847 (at age 15), but I can find no documentation for this, nor can I find him on a census in 1850. This g2gfather is my hardest brick wall. He was a Mason but those records can not be found. He was politically active and is mentioned in the Democratic party newspaper several times but there is no mention of his early life. If any of you have any ideas that I might try, please share them with me. Any assistance will be very much appreciated!! Thanks!!

    Darryl Jacobs
    I am looking for info on my gg grand parents.Believed to be from Bibb and Jones County.Looking for parents of Nancy James born 1829.Married in Houston Co.1851 to John W. Jacobs.They had one son William Cader Jacobs born 1852. John died 1853.I need his burial place.Any thing would be helpful.

    Jennifer Sherwood Braswell
    I am looking for the surname Willis regarding a family in Lowndes County GA around the turn of this past century. There was a daughter named Lynette who moved to Macon in 1921 and married Carl Kent, a WWI veteran who lived there. They remained in Macon for the rest of their lives. There were no children.
    Another daughter was Annie Claire who married a Mr. Ouzts. Apparently, he died and she moved in with the Kents. There was another sister, Frances Ulm, who lived in Phoenix, AZ.
    Lynette's obit says she was survived by a sister, Mrs. Cecil Ulm of Phoenix, AZ; two nephews, J.B. Stanley of Eatonton, and Louis Gay King of Phoenix; and a niece, Anne Blomquist of Oracle, Arizona.
    The Kents were very active members of First Baptist Church of Macon, GA. Carl Kent died in Macon in 1981. Lynette died in 1984. They are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Macon. If any of these names are familiar, and you can furnish any information, I will certainly appreciate it.

    Myra (Kell) McCreery
    My g grandmother, Isabel (Kell) Winchester, b 1835, was last recorded 1880 in Hamilton Co., TN. A daughter-in-law said Isabel died "nr Macon, (Bibb Co.) GA". I am hoping for burial or cemetery records. Thanks for any help you may offer.

    Riley Kinney
    Seeking information on McCook Family members living in Bibb County who may be related to the Kinney family of Wilkinson County.

    Monique Loving
    Looking for information on my grandfather, Fred Loving. Only information I have is from his social security application. Parents names: Thomas Loving and Ollie Lester. Fred was born September 19,1900 in Macon. If you have any information or have any suggestion please send. I did look in the 1900 census for his parents but did not find them.

    I am searching for McGee's pre-civil war and civil war in Bibb County. Interest is in searching for Joseph (Joe) Smith McGee, b. 1848 d. 1938. searching parents and siblings. Thank you.

    Myrl Ross
    Looking for parents of Sarah Jane Stewart. Her mother was a daughter of Jacob McDaniel and Elizabeth Watts McDaniel of Jones County. In dispersing his property before his death, Jacob gave Sarah a slave girl, Charity, aged 7 and 202� acres (when surveyed was in Houston Co, GA) in Bibb County. It was dated Dec 5, 1826. Her uncle, Samuel McDaniel was to look after her inheritance until she came of age. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information about Sarah Jane.

    Georgia Owens
    Am searching for parents of William Meridith Owens(1802,Ga-9/26/1868, Bibb Co, GA) and parents of this wife, Betsy Richardson(DOB 1810, Ga). They married in the county 4/25/1826. I have been told her father was Jesse Richardson, as she named one of their sons, Jesse Richardson Owens.

    Mary Lee Underwood
    I am trying to locate information on the children of H. F. Underwood and Elizabeth Price who were born in Emanuel County: Jewel (b. abt. 1907) and Frankie (b. abt. 1909). Elizabeth Price Underwood was living in Bibb County in 1938. She applied for her husband's CSA pension.

    C. Alton Adams
    I am trying to find the family (parents and siblings) of my g-g-grandfather, William Simpson b. August 18, 1827. He was from Macon, Bibb County, GA and died in Jasper, FL. He married Caroline Peeples of Camden County, and he was a Camden County Sheriff 1871-1877. His middle name may have been Hamilton. This is all the information I have on him. Anything would be appreciated.

    Elizabeth Collins
    I am seeking information on Mollie Pricket and her family. She resided in Macon, Bibb Co., GA in August 1894 when she visited the Pyron family in Chilton Co., AL. Was she related to the Pyrons? Any info on Mollie appreciated.

    Nora B. Acton
    I am looking for descendents of Simon Peter Richardson b. SC, Dutch Fork. Was a famous Methodist Circuit Rider of the 1850s. He died at the home of his daughter in Macon, GA sometime just before or right after the turn of the century. He is buried in Macon at Rose Hill Cemetery? I would like to contact any of this family. I believe that my Richardson of SC and SP Richardson may be kin.

    Jennifer Sherwood Braswell
    I am slowly, but (hopefully) surely, finding my Sherwood ancestors, one great at a time. Can anyone help with next step? I am looking for the parents of A.T. Sherwood. He is listed in the 1850 Bibb Co. census at age 37, married to M., and listed as a machanic (sic). He is listed as being born in Connecticut (c.1823). All leads, especially full names, are welcome.
    Also, I am looking for info concerning William E. Sherwood in Montgomery. He was born in Bibb Co, GA about 1871, and moved to AL in his adult years. He may have a son living there now. Reports from marriage and death records would be helpful. I believe he died after 1951.

    Ann Elisabeth Smith was born April 24, 1844 in Bibb County. Her mother divorced her father and left to live with her father Abner Veasey in Arkansas. I have later info about Ann & Martha but would like to know more about T. Smith and early Veasey.

    Robert D. Smith
    My grandmother, Ira Jewel Stuckey, was born in Archer, Bibb County, GA in March 1895. I can find no record of a town by this name. Did one exist at that time? Her mother was Ella Estelle (Taylor) Stuckey and her father was William A. Stuckey. Thanks.

    Joyce Telford
    I am looking for any info on my grandfather George Franklin Wooten b. abt 1884 in Macon, Bibb Co, Ga. I know that he was born here from my father's birth certificate. In abt. 1928 he lived in Coumbus, Ga. Any info would be appreciated. Joyce

    J. Morriss
    In Nov of 1835, volunteers came forward in Bibb County, among others, to go with William Ward and James Winn to Texas to fight in the Texas War for Independence. The left in Dec of 1835. Most did not return, dying at Goliad. Are there any records of these men and their families they left behind?

    Seeking info on a Jason G. Waldrop, wife's name unknown, who had a child, George Dallas Waldrop, born in Bibb County May 8, 1847. Other children were Matthew N., Jane and Mary Waldrop. Would appreciate any info on the Waldrops. I have quite a bit on entire Waldrop line and will be glad to share with other Waldrop researchers.

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