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I just read a piece online about Cotton Hill, GA.  How can I get additional information and pictures of this town? Do you have a list of websites that you maintain with additional information? The surnames of my family were JACKSON, BOOTH, and GRANGER (All of whom I am told were notable and somewhat wealthy). Therefore, I would expect that they would have done some remarkable things. The census has them listed as Mulatto (instead of African American). Do you know of others that I could speak with that have family there or from there? Any additional information would be appreciated.

Vanetta Thomas <>


My mother's family were from Clay County. He maiden name was TORBERT. Her grandfather John Bibzier Torbert moved to Clay Co from Sumter Co in the 1850's. You will find a lot of TORBERT's buried at Wesley Chapel and in the Bluffton Cemetery. My mother taught school for several years at Cotton Hill School.

Also, my father and grandfather originally from Calhoun Co. both lived in Clay Co. My father lived for many years in Bluffton. My Grandfather Dr. Ben T. JOHNSON was buried in the Bluffton Cemetery in Jan. 1948.

John R. Johnson < >


          James T. STRICKLAND married Emma MORRIS in 1874 in Clay County.
Emma MORRIS is the Great Grandmother of my Wife's Nephew and I have been trying to help him find his roots.
           I have found James T. STRICKLAND's Family all the way back to 1790 and I will gladly furnish anyone this information that needs it or for your web page.
           I have not been so lucky with Emma MORRIS's Family. I found two or three Emma MORRIS but they were the wrong age.
           After Emma and James T. was married in 1874 they moved to Early County prior to 1880 and they show there in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and the 1930 census and I can furnish that to you.
           I am totally up against a brick wall when it comes to Emma, course, I am getting all of my information from and they don't have everything I have found out.
             I am eighty two years old and have been waiting for the weather to warm up so I can make a trip to the Genealogy Library in Beaumont Texas.
         If you can please help me to locate some of Emma's kin, I would be eternally greatful to you. She and J. T. had about thirteen Children, all listed in the Early Co. Census reports.

Thanks so much, Best Regards.

Bill & Verdie Gleason < >


MILLS - Looking for any information on Turner Elijah MILLS Born 1892 Clay Co., GA

BRUNER - Looking for information on Margaret Lee BRUNER Born 1897 Wife of Turner Elijah Mills.

Suzy Mills < >


I am researching the GARDNER Family,...William GARDNER, born 26 May 1818 either in N.C. or in Clay County, Georgia, , Died 16 Sept 1884 , in Clay County, Georgia
Wife was Martha Larah___
Born @ 1820,..Died 2 Aug 1888, Clay County, Georgia,

Children were
Mary Elizabeth GARDNER 14 Feb 1841
W. J. M. GARDNER 15 Jul 1843
Frank M. GARDNER 26 Oct 1844
Eli J. GARDNER 14 Aug 1847
Susannah Rebecca GARDNER 15 Mar 1850
Martha Larah GARDNER 1 Nov 1852
Mary 1868

If you have any info on this family, I would appreciate any help you might have.
Thank you,
Sharon Long Starling


I was wondering if you have any information on my side of the family such as Cemetery Records, Old Books with the names such as Mills, TYE, PETERMAN. My Great Grandmothers name was Georgia Elizabeth Mills, Great Grandfathers name was Francis Marion TYE they were from the  Fort Gaines, Shorterville area. I Would really like to know Francis Marion's Fathers name. I have been working on my family tree for the past few years. I was trying to fill in some of the holes. If there is any cost please let me know.
Thank You for everything.

MARLA NOBLE, AZ 85929 <>


I went to school with a Paul TYE from Shortville. None of our class has heard from him in a long time, nor has he come to Class Reunions, but do understand that he is still living in or around Shortville, Al. Might do a search in Shortville or Abbeville, Al. for him. Good luck in your search.
Lou Hobbs Engelhart
Lou Engelhart,<>


I am looking  for genealogy on Adams in the 1880 Census.  George Adams wife Frances and Mother Malinda is listed as living at McElveys Mill.  I know this is in Clay County close to Ft Gaines.  Can you give me the location and someone that would know about these Adams's.

Myra M. Webb


My great great grandfather was Thomas Shaw. He married Rena Stafford on Dec 9, 1875 in Clay County, GA.

Thomas and Rena lived in Henry Co, AL. When living there, they had five children: James, Celia, Lillie, Emmitt and Thomas, Jr, my great grandfather. They moved to Clay County, GA between 1899-1900.

They were listed in the 1900 census for Clay Co. Thomas and Rena had one more child: Clovy (image hard to read). Thomas, SR died between 1902-1910. Rena died in 1933.

James married Lucy Woodard, Celia married Angus Stanley, Lillie marrried Lovett Cornelious, Emmitt married Ellener Stinson and Thomas, Jr married Hester Morgan. They were listed in the 1920 census for Clay Co, along with Celia, Emmitt and Thomas, Jr.

Lillie died in 1919. Emmitt and Thomas, Jr moved to Columbus, Franklin Co, OH between 1922-1925.

I have not been able to find any information on James and Lucy's marriage record.

K Stewart []


I am trying to locate any information on Mandy Ella [ ] Lowry. In the 1880 census she is shown as a step-daughter of David and Sallie J. McCarroll. I would like to get her maiden name and any other info available.

Mandy Ella Lowry is my great-grandmother. Mandy’s daughter, Leila Frances Lowry married a Leonard Clarence Shinholster and they lived in and around Taylor County Georgia most of their life.

Also if you have any info on Houston Lowry I’d appreciate that also.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Lee A. Corbin, Jr. []



I would like to exchange information with anyone interested in the following individuals.
Augustus ROYALS (abt 1855 – xxxx), wife Martha ETHERIDGE (abt1841 – aft 1910)
Married before 1870 probably in Randolph Co, GA.

Adaline aka Liza ROYALS (abt 1870 – xxxx)
Sarah Frances aka Nancie (abt 1872 – xxxx)
Simmie ROYALS (abt 1874 – xxxx) married Daniel SHADRICK
Robert T ROYALS (abt 1875 – xxxx)
Nancy O ROYALS (abt 1877 –xxxx)
Mary A aka Lila ROYALS (abt 1889 –xxxx)

This family was in Calhoun Co, GA in 1880; Clay Co, GA 1900 and 1910.

Bowman A Price, 



I have been researching for many years off and on for my Wilson line. A Valentine Wilson left Early County (1830 census) to Randolph County Ala (1840 Census) and then to Chickasaw County Ms.(1850, 1860 Choctaw County, Ms.). I am looking for any information on the Wilson Families of Early and Clay County. Specifically Solomon V. Wilson who lived in these counties?

Abernathy, James W < >


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