Genealogy

Last updated: 14 June 2014

Alexander

Sources for the following generations: jasonpearce.com.

“James Alexander was born about 1628 in Bughall, Scotland. He died on 17 Nov 1704 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland/Cecil County, Maryland. He married Mary Maxwell about 1650 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland. James emigrated in 1670/1688 from Migrated from County Donegal, Ireland, to United States.

“Mary Maxwell was born about 1628 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland. She died in Cecil County, Maryland. She married James Alexander about 1650 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland.”

Children:

  • William Alexander Sr was born about 1646. He died before May 1745.
  • Andrew Alexander was born about 1648. He died before 1700.
  • Elizabeth Alexander was born about 1650. She died about 1692.
  • James B Alexander was born about 1652. He died about 1719.
  • Francis Alexander was born about 1654. He died about 1719.
  • Samuel Alexander Sr was born about 1657. He died on 14 Jun 1733.
  • Joseph Alexander was born about 1660. He died on 9 Mar 1729/1730.
  • John Alexander was born about 1662. He died after 1718.
  • Jane Alexander was born about 1665. She died on 28 Mar 1693.

Exact source: http://jasonpearce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/japg49.htm#9778

“Samuel Alexander Sr was born about 1657 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 14 Jun 1733 in Cecil County, Maryland. He married Mary Taylor about 1684 in Anamessex, Somerset County, Maryland. Samuel emigrated in 1680 from From Ireland to Cecil County, Maryland.

“Mary Taylor was born about 1650 in Somerset County, Maryland. She died about 1733 in Cecil County, Maryland. She married Samuel Alexander Sr about 1684 in Anamessex, Somerset County, Maryland.”

Children:

  • James Alexander was born on 1 Jan 1685. He died before 12 Jul 1717.
  • Martin Alexander was born on 18 Mar 1687. He died on 1 Mar 1750.
  • Sarah Alexander was born on 28 Aug 1690. She died about 1760.
  • Francis Alexander was born on 28 Mar 1693. He died on 14 Aug 1760.
  • Mary Lowry Alexander was born about 1695.
  • Andrew Alexander was born about 1697. He died after 29 May 1782.
  • Samuel Alexander Jr was born about 1699. He died after 1724.
  • Mark Moses Alexander was born about 1700.

Exact source: http://jasonpearce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/japg22.htm#9264

“Martin Alexander was born on 18 Mar 1687 in Anamessex, Somerset County, Maryland. He died on 1 Mar 1750 in Cecil County, Maryland. He married Susannah Foster about 1710 in Cecil County, Maryland.”

“Susannah Foster was born on 29 Mar 1692 in Whitton, Lincs, England. She died about 1751. She married Martin Alexander about 1710 in Cecil County, Maryland.”

Children:

  • Rebecca Alexander was born in 1717.
  • Eli Alexander was born about 1717. He died on 31 Mar 1785.
  • David A Alexander was born about 1724. He died on 31 May 1796.
  • Moses Alexander was born about 1726.
  • James Josiah Alexander was born after 1729. He died on 28 Jun 1776.
  • James Alexander was born about 1729. He died about 1810.
  • Aaron Alexander was born about 1729. He died on 15 Nov 1771.
  • Amos Alexander was born in 1738. He died on 7 Dec 1813.
  • Sarah Alexander was born about 1740.

Exact source: http://jasonpearce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/japg04.htm#1141

“Amos Alexander was born in 1738 in Cecil County, Maryland. He died on 7 Dec 1813 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He married Susannah Johnston about 1750 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Amos served in the military Revolutionary Soldier, Salisbury, North Carolina district Voucher Number 2950, Mecklenburg County. in Salisbury, North Carolina.

“Susannah Johnston. Susannah married Amos Alexander about 1750 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Children:

  • Rebecca Alexander was born before 1753 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She died after 1813.
  • Ezekiel Alexander was born about 1755. He died about 1823.
  • Minty Alexander was born about 1755 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She died after Mar 1836.
  • Josiah Martin Alexander was born on 27 Aug 1777. He died about 1839.
  • Mary Polly Alexander was born about 1779.
  • Ephraim K Alexander was born on 25 Jan 1783. He died on 2 Jan 1847.
  • Eli Alexander was born on 6 Dec 1784. He died on 26 Jul 1834.

Exact source: http://jasonpearce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/japg85.htm#10535

Source for the following generation comes from Genforum, http://genforum.genealogy.com/jetton/messages/417.html; http://genforum.genealogy.com/jetton/messages/200.html.

Rachel Price, daughter of John Davidson Price and Jane Beatty, granddaughter of James Price and Mary Davidson.

Ezekiel Alexander (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, b. c1792, North Carolina, d. 1823, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) married Rachel Price (20 Jun 1791, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina – ) 25 March 1811, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. After Ezekiel’s death, Rachel married Ephraim Jetton (1794-?) c 1825; they moved first to Florida and then to Alabama. Rachel is buried in Friendship Cemetery, AL, Walker Co., Cordova (unmarked). Children:

  • Susannah; married ? Johnson. Children: Margaret Kezia Johnson, Katherine Ann Harrison Johnson, Rachel Susannah Johnson.
  • Arminta (Minty); married John W. Evans. 3 daughters and 1 son.
  • Keziah
  • Ezekiel (b. 1822)
  • James; daughter: Rachel Kezia Alexander.
  • John Hampton

John Hampton Alexander (29 October 1823 – 26 December 1872; born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) married Malinda Brock (19 December 1822-20 November 1900) of Tennessee. They are buried at Beech Grove Free Will Baptist Church cemetery near Townley, Alabama. They were in Alabama, Walker County, in the 1850 census; John took the loyalty oath following the Civil War. In a slave record, John is recorded as owning 8 slaves prior to the Civil War. John is listed as “John E.” in the 1860 census.

Malinda Brock Alexander was an original member of Beech Grove church in 1860. Source: The Heritage of Walker County, Alabama (Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1999), p. 10. According to her tombstone, she was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. I don’t know if John was a mason or not.

Children:

  • Rachel (1846-?); deceased (or married) prior to 1880 census. Rachel Elizabeth Alexander married Joseph Benjamin Ferguson (born 24 October 1841 to Samuel Yancey Ferguson and Caroline Sides Ferguson) on 18 December 1866. This Rachel Alexander died 24 June 1928 in Tuscaloosa County. I haven’t yet definitively tied these 2 Rachels together; this note is here for archival purposes.
  • Margaret J. (1848-?), found in 1860 census.
  • Arminta H. (K.?) (1850-?), found in 1860 census.
  • John B. (1854-?) (1860 census lists him as “John S.,” born in 1852). There is a “J.B. Alexander” that married a “I.E. Cooner” on 6 October 1881 at the home of J.C. Cooner.
  • Joseph M. (1858-?) (1860 census lists him as born in 1855). There is a “J.M. Alexander” that married a “M.L. Ferguson” 13 February 1887 at the home of Elijah Ferguson (see below).
  • Ezekel P. (1859-?) (1860 census lists him as “Ezekial P.”) married Martha Jane Tirey (29 October 1867-15 January 1912). Source: The Heritage of Walker County, Alabama (Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1999), p. 383.
  • Mary J. (1859-?) (1860 census lists her as born in 1857)
  • George S. (1862-?)
  • Thomas H. (1865-1955)
  • Margret (1878-?) (found in 1880 census)
  • Araiminta K. (1879-?) (found in 1880 census)

You may agree with me that the latter Margret and Araiminta may be grandchildren living in Malinda’s home in the 1880 census. If you know I’m wrong, please tell me.

Elijah A.Ferguson (1844-?) of South Carolina married Sara (?) (1849-? ) of Georgia. By the time of the 1880 census, they were living in Walker County, Township 14, Range 9, District 279. Children:

  • James T. (1867-?)
  • Mary (1868-?)
  • Madora F. (1869/70-1931)
  • William N. (1873-?)
  • Jartha J. (1875-?)
  • Sarah E. (1878-?)

Thomas Alexander (1865-1955) married Madora Ferguson (1869/70-1931) on 5 October 1889. Children:

  • Whit (1890-1988) married Melissa (1894-1932) and a ton of others. Children with Melissa:
    • Albert F. (1914-1995)
    • Charles (died in infancy)
    • Walter (c. 1918- 4 May 2008). married Bobbie Nell ?. 1 son Timothy (adopted).
    • Arlene
    • Irene
    • A.W.
    • Alvin
    • Inez
    • Pauline
    • Married Mamie Randolph; child, Doris Jean, then they divorced.
  • Married Ima: children:
    • Joseph
    • Benjamin Franklin (1946-1977). Children: Whit & Cassie.
    • Billy.
  • Married Rita; no children.
  • John F. (1900-1948) married Lue Ella (?) (1903-1943)
  • Bertha (1913-1994) married Henry Smith (1909-1963). Children: Clifford Sandlin (1929-1951) (son of Jean Sandlin); shot down in Korean War.
  • Lilly Mae, known as “Pink” to everyone in the family (?-?), married Samuel Wylie Clements. Children:
    • Burt
    • Mae
    • Alver
    • Willie
    • James
    • Lorene
    • Inez
    • Wylie Jr.
    • Franklin
  • Elmer Franklin (1904-1983) married Lillie Ellis. Children:
    • A.T. (1926- 18 March 2010) married Willie Lou Mayhall (?) (?-2005). Child: Faye (1947-), married Jerry Fewell. Children:
      • Mitzi (1966-) married Robert Sullivan. Child Brittany.
      • Tomeka (1968-)
      • Stephanie
      • Kim
    • Carolyn Elizabeth (5 January 1934 – 15 September 1997) married Samuel Lee Tubbs (?-2001). Children:
      • Vicky. Children:
        • Dana:
          • married William Bonner. 1 Child, Ashley.
          • married Chris Lindsey.
        • married Jeff Hamilton of Michigan. Son Josh.
      • Tammy married James Harris. Children:
        • Angie
        • Amanda
        • James Matthew
        • James Michael
      • Sandra. Child Andrea Shae. married James Hudson of Kennedy, AL. Child: Krystal Dawn. Currently residing in Kennedy, AL.
        • Andrea married Anthony Brown of Caledonia, Mississippi. Currently residing in Caledonia, MS. Sons: Trent, .
        • Krystal Dawn married Michael Jones 2005. Child: Sabrina, born July 2005.
    • Walter Thomas Ellis (1947(?)- 16 May 2008) married Zelda (?). Ellis is buried in Hopkinsville, KY or somewhere close by. Ellis had no children.
    • John Hollis (11 October 1944-) married Jettie Louise Burgett (29 October 1949-) on 4 June 1965. Children:
      • John Hollis Jr. (13 June 1966-) married Angela Marie Bennett (18 July 1966-) on 11 August 1990. Child Morgan Elizabeth (1995-). Currently residing in Northport, AL.
      • Tonya Renae (1968-) married James Candiday Hyche of Arley, Winston County (1972-) in 1994. Children James Ryan (1995-) and Holli Rae (2002-).

Ellis

Last updated: 5 June 2011

The major source for the Ellis information is Some Early Settlers: Lawrence County, Alabama by Hugh L. Taylor (B.S., M.A., Ed.D.) and Ida Greenhaw Taylor (B.S.), Northport, Alabama 1969. These Ellises lived in Virginia, North Carolina, and Lawrence County, Alabama.

James Wilson married Rebecca ?. Children:

  • Matthew
  • Andrew
  • Sarah
  • Robert
  • Samuel
  • David
  • Elis (married a Campbell)
  • Rebecca (married a Henderson)
  • William
  • John
  • Moses
  • James (died c. 1800)

Robert Wilson married Mary ?. Children:

  • David
  • William
  • Robert. Robert served in the Continental Army in Captain Tate’s company. His son, William, served in Captain Long’s company, Augusta County. Robert made a will in Augusta County, VA in 1768; he died prior to 17 November 1768.
  • Thomas
  • Samuel
  • James
  • Lettice
  • Ann

Thomas Wilson (born between 1750-1760) married ?. Thomas served with Colonel William Christian at the Battle of Point Pleasant,10 October 1774. Thomas also served in Captain Tate’s company. Children: Martha.

Andrew Nelson (1762-1850) married Martha Wilson (daughter of Thomas Wilson), 30 November 1790 in Botetourth County, Virginia. Andrew Nelson was born in York County, Pennsylvania and served in the Continental Army 1775-1781; he fought both the British during the Revolutionary War and the Shawnee Indians in North Carolina. Nelson served under Captains John Cunningham, John McKitterick, and James Tate. Nelson fought in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Nelson is buried in Winston County. Martha Wilson Nelson may have died in Tennessee.

George Ellis married Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Elisha Williams, 9 April 1798 in Henrico County, Virginia. Children: George. After George died c. 1804, Elizabeth married Benjamin Phips. George the son was reared by his mother or his uncle, John Ellis.

George Ellis (born in Virginia c. 1799- between 1860 and 1870) married Margaret Nelson (born in Tennessee c. 1802, daughter of Andrew Nelson (1762-1850)) c. 1820. Children:

  • William: moved to Texas.
  • Elizabeth: married Robert Long and moved to Shelby County, AL.
  • Matilda Ann: married William Lamon, Morgan County, AL.
  • James
  • Richard (2/4/1829-?): married Ellen Bennett 1853.
  • George Washington (c. 1836-1900) was born in Moulton, AL and died in Bullard, Smith, TX.
  • Sarah; never married.
  • Martha (1834-?). Later married Robert Craig Montgomery.
  • Andrew Jackson (2/9/1836) married Tabitha Montgomery (5/17/1841-7/?/1913) on 12 January 1860.
  • Margaret: married Jim Davis. No children.
  • Mary (“Babe”) married John Sims.
  • John.

William Norton (c. 1785-1860) married Eliza Wilson 10 January 1810. Children: Jacob.

Jacob Norton (1812-16 July 1851) married Tabitha Montgomery (2/25/1819-7/6/1883) on 7 February 1837. Children:

  • William Joseph
  • Mary Elizabeth
  • Louisa Lane Commons
  • Martha Ann Susan

George Washington Ellis (c. 1836-1900) married Mary Elizabeth Norton (?-?). Children:

  • Margrette (?-1951), married to Henry Agil
  • George Franklin (1868-1940)
  • Will
  • Dovie
  • Amelia
  • Leona
  • Etta

George Washington was also married to Catherine Matilda Wilson, 5 Janaury 1878 in Texas.

Ellen Brown married ? Kitchens. Children: Mary Helen (listed as “Mary E.” below).

These Ellises lived in Walker County, Alabama:

George Franklin Ellis (15 April 1868- 5 June 1940) married Mary E. Kitchens (25 December 1871- 5 October 1943) on 3 July 1887 at the home of Jesse Kitchens. Children:

  • Walter J. Ellis (29 March 1888- 26 November 1964) married Angeline Annie Davis ( 16 March 1889- 11 February 1978) on 3 November 1907. Lived in McCollum, AL USA. Children:
    • Arlie Ellis (25 May 1912- 8 January 1933) married Pauline Peeks. Arlie and Pauline had one daughter, Gwen. Gwen married Leo Guthrie and had a daughter, Karen. Karen had no children.
    • Grady (1910-1911)
    • Leon (1919-1920)
    • Kenneth (1921-1925)
    • Lillie Mae (1908-1990; see the Alexander page).
  • Gresham Ellis (get dates), married Ina Stocks. Children: Clayton & Buddy.
  • Jess Ellis (get dates), married ?.
  • Raymond Ellis (get dates) married ?.
  • General Ellis (get dates) married ? Son Kelly.

Thomas Davis married Nancy Logan. Children: Robert Davis.

Freeman Johnson (1829-1865) married Charlotte (or Charlottie) V. Boshell (1831-1901), born in North Carolina. Children:

  • Robert (1845-?)
  • Mary Susan Johnson (27 December 1860 – 2 September 1904)
  • Sarah Sally Mamie (see below).

Freeman Johnson was a captain in the 56th Alabama Mounted Regiment (also known as the 56th Partisan Rangers or the 1st Alabama Partisan Rangers, rosters here and here), CSA. State archives record he was killed accidentally. Here is the reference link. On the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Site, his record is located here, with something about a film number M374 roll 23.

Robert Davis (1850-1941) married Sarah Sally Mamie Johnson ( 24 November 1855-26 July 1930). Children:

  • Malinda Charlotte Davis, born September 18, 1878 in WalkerCo., Alabama; died April 10, 1960 in Alabama; married (1) Albert Haynes; born February 17, 1867; died March 29, 1952 in Walker Co., Al; married (2) Darling Eddy Myers Abt. 1894; born March 29, 1874 in Alabama; died February 18, 1950 in DeQueen ,Arkansas; married (3) Thomas Eli Sparks Abt. 1905; born May 29, 1866 in Walker Co., Alabama; died September 09, 1913 in Walker Co., Alabama.
  • Susan Melvina Davis, born March 17, 1882 in WalkerCo., Alabama; died August 26, 1969 in Lubbock, Texas; married Darling Eddy Myers September 30, 1898 in Mena,Polk, Arkansas; born March 29, 1874 in Alabama; died February 18, 1950 in DeQueen ,Arkansas.
  • Verda A. Davis, born August 31, 1891 in WalkerCo., Alabama; died January 13, 1953 in WalkerCo., Alabama; married Hubert Taylor; born August 07, 1890 in WalkerCo., Alabama; died February 15, 1969 in WalkerCo., Alabama.
  • Angeline Annie (see above). I have a pdf file containing the Davis genealogy back to 1250 courtesy of Kennye Decker, a long lost cousin. Thanks much, Kennye!
  • Ada Lee Davis, born June 30, 1899 in WalkerCo., Alabama; married (1) Frank Claude Brown; born December 03, 1894; died November 10, 1938; married (2) Howard Lindley; born Abt. 1895.
  • Nancy Jane Davis, born 1886 in WalkerCo., Alabama; died 1983; married Alvin H. Dutton, Sr.; born 1872; died 1925.
  • Pauline, Sallie, Mary, Orlena (?), Howard (married Corine Lollar, 2 girls), Lorene (married Howard Brown), John Hollis (my dad was named after him, and I after my dad!).
  • John W. Davis, born March 07, 1876 in WalkerCo., Alabama; died December 13, 1924 in WalkerCo., Alabama; married Ida Sparks Abt. 1895; born August 04, 1879; died February 10, 1950 in WalkerCo., Alabama.

Eva (4 March 1895- 20 February 1987) married Ben V. Owen. Children:

Irene (13 February 1922- 13 October 1951), son Jimmy
Ottis (?-?)
Ben Jr. (1923- 25 March 1984), private, WWII
Edward (23 February 1933- 14 March 1984), private, Korea

Verda (31 August 1891- 13 January 1953) married Hubert Taylor (7 August 1890- 15 February 1969). Children:

  • Grady Lee (1915-1950) married Ruby ?. Children Grady Lee Jr. & Sally.
  • James Owen (16 September 1934- 30 April 1972). Children: James Owen, Hubert Lee, Anna, Monta, and Lisa Taylor Wallace (yes, that Lisa Taylor Wallace; once married to Gov. George Wallace of Alabama). Lisa has a son named Taylor.

Ellis (get dates)

Here, I have a:

Hazel Davis (1918-1987(?) married to James Vernon Davis (1910-1983)

Aubrey Davis (1905-1982) married to a Glorenda (?) (1910-1992?)

Jeffie F. Davis (1884-1957) married to Katie L. (1883-1966)

and I don’t know where they fit.

 Johnson & Davis

Last updated: 18 May 2009

Freeman Johnson (1829-1865) married Charlotte (or Charlottie) V. Boshell (1831-1901), born in North Carolina. Children:

  • Robert (1845-?)
  • Mary Susan Johnson (27 December 1860 – 2 September 1904)
  • Sallie (see below).

 

Freeman Johnson was a captain in the 56th Alabama Mounted Regiment (also known as the 56th Partisan Rangers or the 1st Alabama Partisan Rangers, rosters here and here), CSA. State archives record he was killed accidentally. Here is the reference link. On the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Site, his record is located here, with something about a film number M374 roll 23.

I have a pdf file containing the Davis genealogy back to 1250 courtesy of Kennye Decker, a long lost cousin. Thanks much, Kennye!

Robert Davis (1850-1941) married Sallie Johnson ( 24 November 1855-26 July 1930). Children:

  • Angeline Annie (see Ellis page), married Walter Ellis.
  • John W. Davis (7 March 1876- 13 December 1924) married Ida Sparks (4 August 1879- 10 February 1950). Children: Hewett (get dates) (Note: Mrs. Decker’s file does not contain a Hewett Davis.) Hewett married Grovie (date unkown, last name unkown).
  • Nancy (1886-1983) married Alvin Dutton (1872-1925). Children:
  • Pauline, Sallie, Mary, Orlena (?), Howard (married Corine Lollar, 2 girls), Lorene (married Howard Brown), John Hollis (my dad was named after him, and I after my dad!).
  • Eva (4 March 1895- 20 February 1987) married Ben V. Owen. Children:
  • Irene (13 February 1922- 13 October 1951), son Jimmy
  • Ottis (?-?)
  • Ben Jr. (1923- 25 March 1984), private, WWII
  • Edward (23 February 1933- 14 March 1984), private, Korea
  • Verda (31 August 1891- 13 January 1953) married Hubert Taylor (7 August 1890- 15 February 1969). Children:
  • Grady Lee (1915-1950) married Ruby ?. Children Grady Lee Jr. & Sally.
  • James Owen (16 September 1934- 30 April 1972). Children: James Owen, Hubert Lee, Anna, Monta, and Lisa Taylor Wallace. (last wife of Gov. George Wallace of Alabama). Lisa has a son named Taylor.
  • Ellis (get dates)

 

Here, I have a:

  • Hazel Davis (1918-1987(?) married to James Vernon Davis (1910-1983)
  • Aubrey Davis (1905-1982) married to a Glorenda (?) (1910-1992?)
  • Jeffie F. Davis (1884-1957) married to Katie L. (1883-1966)

and I don’t know where they fit.