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Alexander, William, Jacob, Cochrans of Pennsylvania into Ohio.

Was the Captain Alexander Cochran of the American Revolution my ancestor?

Uncertainty about Hugh Cochran of 1700s Maryland but he also named a son Alexander. Yet they may all connect to Clan Cochran of Europe.

My Alexander and William were the only two Cochran families in Guernsey Ohio in 1800 and 1810, then their sons began their own legacy of Cochran.

Family tale is that two went into Canada and never returned. Some settled in Iowa Territory for many years, then California, Kansas and Arizona, with descendants in Colorado and Alabama.
 
Jacob, the son of William, and grandson of Alexander, married Clora Jane Miller and had our Frank Delbert Cochran.  Frank married Luella Coonfield and had my father Frankie Lavern Cochran in 1927. Luella's parents were Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield.


In 1913 Arkansas a nice blend of genealogy began with the marriage of Frank and Luella, and once again in 1951 with Frank and Anne.  Anne Carter's parents were Alice McClain and Cecil Carter.   Anne was orphaned at age 4 and raised by the parents of Alice,  Lorena Emma Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain in Ramer.

1972 with the marriage of Charles and Kathy, the surnames in the family tree doubled, and their daughter's marriage with Westbrook increases the number of Grandparents to baby "Carter".

Carter has a strong ancestry, full of faith and patriotism, honest, hard working individuals who have created a loving legacy for him to continue.
 
 
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  • "I have Cherokee blood in me. I have just enough white blood for you to question my honesty!"Will Rogers


    With so many families in former Creek Nation Alabama, it is quite possible we are mixed.
  • great great great grandpa James McClain (26 KB)
    son of Josiah and named his first son Josiah Marion McClain. James first married Anna, maybe an indian, and he was found in Alabama 1860 census with a second wife, and they went back to Georgia after the Civil War, where they are buried in Indian Creek Cemetery.
  • 1995 Charles Brooks (22 KB)
    with Samantha
  • family of James (429 KB)
    McClain, James and his second wife, and children buried at Indian Creek Cemetery, near Stone Mountain
  • Frank's son (30 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (38 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Meady G Bozeman and Thomas Hill (1394 KB)
    lawsuit in Shelby County over a cow
  • Frank's family (30 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (34 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Meady G Bozeman and Thomas Hill 2 (1601 KB)
    lawsuit in Shelby County over a cow
  • Frank's family - Kathy and Samantha (26 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (34 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • John Little (479 KB)
    Civil War, he was Cherokee by blood and his description was dark complected, black eyes and black hair. John's mother was Catherine Weatherford, a daughter of Charles Weatherford.
  • Frank's family - Victor Daniel (28 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (36 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Mordecai Bozeman (53 KB)
    Anne Carter's great great great great grandfather Mordecai Bozeman was paid for his service in the Militia of the South Carolina's Continental Line of the American Revolution. He was born 1735 Bladen North Carolina and had sons, Peter, John, James. Peter moved to Alabama in 1827.
  • Frank's family - kathy's son and grandson (48 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (33 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Mordecai Bozeman 2 (52 KB)
    Anne Carter's great great great great grandfather Mordecai Bozeman was paid for his service in the Militia of the South Carolina's Continental Line of the American Revolution. He was born 1735 Bladen North Carolina and had sons, Peter, John, James. Peter moved to Alabama in 1827. Peter had William Henry and then Henry had Peter Edward. Peter Edward Bozeman had John Thomas, and he had Lorena.
  • Frank's family - Kathy and her daughter (26 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (32 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Frank's family (17 KB)
    Alabama Cochrans
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (32 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • McClain grandparents (25 KB)
    Alabama Carters
  • McClain grandparents (49 KB)
    Uncle Joe
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (36 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (39 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (36 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Velma Gray (786 KB)
    Velma - Coonfield / Gray lineage
  • Velma and her sister Dorline Gray Teegardin worked on the family tree, along with help from cousin Martha Hawes in Arizona.  Velma and Dorline were daughters of Amy Coonfield, sister to our granny Luella Coonfield Cochran, so the kids grew up together and they sent me pictures of my daddy Frankie Cochran and some research notes.
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (36 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Benjamin Coonfield (69 KB)
    birth certificate
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (38 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Benjamin Coonfield (57 KB)
    with his brother
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (34 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Carl Coonfield (50 KB)
    per Ben
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (33 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • H L Little (60 KB)
    marriage license
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (34 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Inez Harrison Mae Lattie Lou (26 KB)
    old photo
  • Cochran and Carter Old Photos (37 KB)
    Some of Cochran's family and some of Carters
  • Ethel Mae Bozeman (31 KB)
    Article she wrote for the newspaper
  • 1992 Charles Brooks (21 KB)
    with Samantha
  • Jesse Bozeman born 1793 headstone (49 KB)
    found in Stokes-Carter Cemetery in Hope Hull, Montgomery, Alabama just off I-65 where his daughter Lacy Bozeman married Thomas Randolph Carter,
  • Clopton Gibson married Aunt Rebecca Broadway (184 KB)
    Montgomery - their son Jace married Aunt Ethel Bozeman. Rebecca was sister to granny Elizabeth who had Charlie McClain in 1886.

  • Cooks Creek Presbyterian Cemetery - Section 3  burial of Reverend Alexander Miller, the great great grandfather of Clora Jane Miller Cochran.
     
     


    Lattie Cedonia Little Coonfield ( daughter of civil war soldier John Wright Little) handed her Family Bible down to her daughter,
    Luella Coonfield Cochran and it was full of handwritten notes and a list of family birthdays.  My daddy's sister now has this Bible, Aunt Irma Cochran.

    Emma Lorena Bozeman McClain kept several notations in her Bible; her marriage to Charles Allen McClain, showing who their parents were and names of their children.

     
     
  • Me (238 KB)
    My grandson is made up of all of genes.
  • Marriage Record (524 KB)
    Annie Ballard wed John Brooks in Tennessee
  • Marriage Record (1122 KB)
    John Brooks Sr married Roxanna "Annie" "Roxie" Permilia Smith in Tennessee and had son John who married Annie Ballard
  • FILES (5 KB)
    RELATED WEBPAGES
  • Family (25 KB)
    My Many Grandfathers
  • Documents (791 KB)
    Records found on many of our relatives, Baxley, Ballard, Bond, Bozeman, Carter, Cooper, Coonfield, Cochran, Fenn, McClain, Stone, Little, Parker, Stephens, Tefft, Wright, Weatherford, Young
  • Documents 2 (94 KB)
    Records found on many of our relatives, Baxley, Ballard, Bond, Bozeman, Carter, Cooper, Coonfield, Cochran, Fenn, McClain, Stone, Little, Parker, Stephens, Tefft, Wright, Weatherford, Young
  • 1830 census (12 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama
  • Dallas County (18 KB)
    My Census records saved from my own subscription for future reference.
  • Lowndes County (14 KB)
    Census Records
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  • Elizabeth Broadway McClain born 1853 (32 KB)
    many ancestors of her children shown Elizabeth must have been sister to Rebecca Broadway Gibson Lorena Bozeman McClain listed other Broadway's deaths in her Bible and referred to Elizabeth as Bettie Gardner who had remarried to John Gardner
  • Gibson Families (25 KB)
    Ethel Mae Bozeman Gibson was sister to Emma Lorena Bozeman McClain - their husbands were Cousins -
  • Alice McClain ancestry (60 KB)
    notes from the LDS site, Rootsweb, and census records
  • Frankie was honest, hard working and faithful, grew up on a farm, some education until he joined the Air Force. Baptised in a creek in Chetopa Kansas and read his Bible every day. His word was law and his friends knew that he always had a place at the dinner table for them or an extra chair by the fish pond.

    He served in Korea as a copilot of a bomber plane and was wounded and sent back to Maxwell AFB in Alabama where he then told his brother Freelon that it was too hot for him to go there and Freelon went to Korea anyway and died in a truck incident.

    Several in my family have had special gifts, the gift of knowing and seeing, the gift of healing or the ability to stop bleeding. Dad had several true premonitions and the night before he passed away, he held me in his arms saying I love you more than you will ever know and he was gone on that Christmas morning.

    His sister Irma was born with a veil over her face. His aunt heard ticking in the wall before a loved one died. His granny Clora smoked a pipe and could read the ashes. He witnessed many healings by my mom's granny and he was very close to her. Most made their own medicines. He spoke of his mother spending hours in the field gathering herbs.

    He found peace at the fish pond, that is where he could be found on the weekends and I feel now that he is at peace with his elders and loved ones while guiding me along this journey of love.

    Named after my great grandmother Lorena Bozeman McClain who was born in 1890 Ramer, Montgomery, Alabama, I have thoroughly enjoyed writing about this great lady and her heritage.

    After my parents passed away and my husband died of cancer, I began to write about them and their family trees when I was unable to sleep.

    Our families have traveled many miles and intertwined in the same communities, some knowing each other, many moons ago.
  • Remember Our Elders (281 KB)
    all in one place
  • Charles Brooks (89 KB)
    Lineage
  • Kathy Brooks (417 KB)
    Lineage
  • Charles Brooks had dozens and dozens of ancestors migrating into Alabama in the early 1800s. Joseph Baxley born 1815 Georgia or possibly as some speculate, in SC., married Mary Evans and named a son James H. - the tombstone of James has the middle name as Hardie. James served in the Civil War and married Louisa Miranda Holt and resided in "Holtville". Their daughter Ella Olivia Baxley married L. W. Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood who married Milton Elijah Thornton. Elijah's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge, an indian, and George Thornton, a mixed blood from Georgia, who had settled in Central, Elmore County, Alabama. Elijah's daughter, Mary Ella Thornton married James Edgar Brooks Jr. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E Brooks Sr. James and Susie are listed on the 1930 census with both their widowed mothers. Susie's ancestors were in Chambers County about 1830: Andrew Cooper and "Alsey" from SC living near Malinda Phillips and Elijah Lee born 1777 SC. Their children Sarah F. Lee married Charner P. Cooper, a soldier from the Civil War, and had a son named Levi who moved to Hope Hull working on a farm owned by Thomas Randolph Carter, where he fell in love with the daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Parents of Thomas were "Mary" and John Wise Carter of SC who had migrated to Talledega. Thomas is buried in Hope Hull on his old plantation by his first wife Lacy Jane Bozeman. Her name was Lucy on census but Lacy on her tombstone. Thomas served in the Civil War and his grandfather Captain John Carter served in the American Revolution, along with his own father in law, John Wise of South Carolina.

    The second wife of Thomas Carter was Mary Josephine Hereferd of Virginia and she was the mother of Sarah Elizabeth Carter.

    Mary was not very happy with this marriage and had only the one child. She buried Thomas by his first wife. Some of Mary's family settled in Alabama and some moved on to Texas. Mary's mother was Jemima Ramsey of Virginia.

    Parents of James Brooks were Annie Ballard and John Brooks of Tennesse and they are all buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama. John was a railroad man, born to Roxanna Permilia Smith of TN and a John Brooks born 1837 Pennsylvania.

    John 1837 died of tuberculosis in Texas. Parents of Roxanna were Caroline Bond and Thomas Smith. Parents of Annie Ballard were Dora Craig and James Ballard of TN. Some of these families migrated into Tennessee about 1800 from the Carolinas living amongst the Cherokee Indians and Chickasaw so they could have been mixed blood. Annie's picture shows she was a dark lady with black eyes and black hair and so was her husband's features very dark but I would suspect his from the Smith side of the family.

    Charles Brooks wed Kathy Cochran in Montgomery Alabama. She was at least one eighth Cherokee blood. Her parents were Anne Carter and Frank Cochran. Anne's parents were Alice Emily McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter. Emily was called Emma,Ellie, and Emmer by her parents Lorena Bozeman and Charles McClain Lorena's parents were Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman. Charlie's parents were Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain.

    The father of John Bozeman was Peter Edward Bozeman, a Civil War Soldier who married Nancy Jane Anderson, and her father was Seaborn Montgomery Anderson, another Civil War soldier. Seaborn had married Lavinia Jane Sellers.

    Cecil Carter's parents were Anna Lou Stone and William Franklin Fenn. Frank was born in Tuskegee to Emeline Harrell and John Fenn a Civil War soldier of Georgia. Anna's parents were Mary Ann Hendrick and Augustus Marvin Stone of Georgia. Anna divorced Frank Fenn about 1901/1902 and remarried to a Carter, then to a Dasher, as found in Georgia census records.

  • Grandpa Stone (90 KB)
    Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter
  • Anne Carter 's Grandpa's Death Certificate (458 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama 1922 death certificate of William Franklin Fenn born 1855 in Tuskegee, Macon County Alabama, former Creek Indian Nation to Emeline Harrell and John Fenn of Georgia - John had served in the Civil War and moved his family to Alabama in the 1860s.
  • Grandma Stone (88 KB)
    Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter and his wife was Mary Ann Hendrick of Georgia
  • Anne Carter 's Uncle Frank Fenn (18 KB)
    Her daddy's brother born 1895 resided in Coosada, had a farm on Airport Road, a family cemetery and the Church Cemetery he donated, and later his land became Coosada Elementary School. Frank served in WWI and worked for the railroad and he was the father of Bob Fenn, the principal of Robinson Springs School around 1987. Frank's tombstone is next to his brother Robert's in their family graveplot. Robert never appeared on a census record but was known as Uncle Lee.
  • Annie (440 KB)
    Annie Carter was named after her grandmother Anna Lou Stone. Annie was Kathy's mother. Annie had open heart surgery in 1980 just weeks before Beverly was born but managed to walk into that hospital to hold her first grand daughter.
  • Susie Mae Cooper 's grandfather (35 KB)
    Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. This picture of Thomas shows his first wife Lacy Bozeman and their family before the epidemic. When Thomas died, Mary had him buried near Lacy
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (54 KB)
    1953 by the cactus in Arizona
  • Grandpa Charles McClain (1888 KB)
    Death Certificate - his daughter Alice married Cecil Earl Fenn Carter, the son of Anna Stone. Charlie raised the children of Alice and Cecil when they died by 1939. Charlie was the son of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain. Census records show the date of birth of Charlie was 1886 and all other records seem to differ because his wife was not very educated.
  • James Brooks' mother (72 KB)
    Annie Clark Ballard of Tennessee married John E Brooks and had one son named James.
  • Frank Cochran (212 KB)
    Family photo about 1937 with Frank on the left
  • William Marion McClain (1713 KB)
    Charlie's cousin by his father's first marriage. They all connect to Josiah Marion McClain born 1838
  • Mary Angeline Partridge Thornton (300 KB)
    Mother of Milton Elijah Thornton in Elmore County Alabama and the granny of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks.
  • Cemetery at Hope Hull (1 KB)
    Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
  • Frank Cochran and Son Frank Jr and son (30 KB)
    Family in Montgomery about 1993
  • Charles McClain's wife Lorena Bozeman (11 KB)
    Not sure who posted her as his mother on his death certificate. Lorena was the daughter of Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman of the Dublin/ Ramer area in Montgomery County and she had indian blood.
  • Minnie Lee Gibson (83 KB)
    Daughter of Ethel Mae Bozeman's daughter Ruby Gibson - Minnie's daughter contacted me and sent the picture; please do write again.
  • Cemetery at Hope Hull (21 KB)
    Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
  • Frank Cochran's father as a child with Jacob (108 KB)
    Family in Kansas
  • Lorena's sister Ethel Mae Bozeman (91 KB)
    with husband Jace Gibson who was also first cousin to Charlie McClain because their own mothers were sisters ( Broadway ) Ruby on horse - Ruby was mother of Elizabeth who we met in Dublin at the Hills Chapel Church
  • Sam Little (984 KB)
    Uncle Sam was the son of John Wright Little and a brother to Lattie
  • Tombstone of Jesse Bozeman, father of Lacy (264 KB)
    states he was born 1793 and a tree separates him from one of his wive's graves. He came from Darlington South Carolina with his father Peter who had served in the American Revolution and their many families to settle in Hope Hull in 1826. Jesse bought 160 acres in 1827 while his father wrote letters found at the Probate Office where he expected free land for his military service. Peter died in 1829 and is buried closeby one would expect - his grave is not yet found.
  • Frank Cochran's mother Luella (119 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas
  • Clopton Gibson (184 KB)
    Ethel's father in law came from South Carolina
  • John T. Bozeman (3 KB)
    Son of Peter and Nancy, married Alice Stephens, having Ethel Mae and Lorena Emma Bozeman, this photo may have been taken around 1890. John is buried at Hills Chapel Cemetery in front of the church at Dublin beside his brother Peter James, who died of suicide.
  • Tombstone of Peter Edward Bozeman (1350 KB)
    Son of Martha Hill and William Henry Bozeman of Darlington SC who also settled in Hope Hull.....William was born about 1802 a son of Peter and brother of Jesse. Wm's son Peter Edward was married to Nancy Jane Anderson and he served in the Civil War and she got his pension - papers at Probate Office - Nancy had son named John Thomas Bozeman who married Alice Lorena Stephens. This tombstone is found in Dublin behind the Hills Chapel Church while his son John is buried in front of the church.
  • Frank Cochran's mother Luella's MOM Lattie (63 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. This picture of Lattie shows her indian features quite nicely. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War.
  • 1920 Anna Lou Stone Fenn Carter Dasher in Macon GA (133 KB)
    Apparently she is now widowed and taking care of her mother - Cecil was in Fort Bliss in the Army.
  • Home (105 KB)
    kids
  • James H Baxley (871 KB)
    Tombstone - Civil War Soldier - married Louisa Holt and had Ella Olivia Baxley who married L W Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood
  • Frank Cochran's great grandmother Crigler (323 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War. This picture of Lattie as a small child with her sister Sadonia and their mother Catherine Crigler of Kentucky. Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Roby and Abraham Crigler who were of Mixed Blood.
  • Home (131 KB)
    kids
  • Tombstone Ella Olivia Baxley Hood (94 KB)
    Mother of Bessie Mae - Ella was daughter of James Baxley in Holtville, Elmore County, Alabama
  • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (479 KB)
    John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811.
  • Home (45 KB)
    Westbrook
  • Tombstone L. W. Hood (58 KB)
    Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - father of Bessie Mae Hood Thornton.
  • Tombstone Bessie Mae Hood Thornton (34 KB)
    Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - mother of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks
  • 1830 Alabama Creek Nation (38 KB)
    The Indian Territory that our ancestors traveled through in 1830
  • 1870 Uncle William Stone (384 KB)
    Tallapoosa County Alabama
  • Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman (78 KB)
    Dublin burial, mother of Lorena McClain
  • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (26 KB)
    John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811. This picture of John as he got older and grey.
  • 1930 James Brooks (1512 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama - wife Susie Mae Cooper
  • John W. Little's cousin Lucius Powhatan Little (40 KB)
    John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books.
  • Beverly at Coosa River (816 KB)
    Surveying the Cemetery where the Baxleys are buried
  • Anne Carter Cochran (18 KB)
    Married to Frank Cochran, she had Kathy in Broken Arrow Oklahoma and then they moved to Mesa Arizona where her sons were born
  • Lucius Powhatan Little's Mother (33 KB)
    John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books. This picture of Martha Wright is all we have of that lineage, lovely lady with indian features died of euthanasia according to old records of LP and his daughter Laura.
  • Holt - Baxley (794 KB)
    Louisa Miranda Holt born 1847 was granny to "Bubber" Bessie Mae Hood Thornton and great great granny of Charles W. Brooks
  • Anne Carter Cochran (59 KB)
    Birth Announcement from Montgomery Advertiser
  • John Wright Little Family Photo (39 KB)
    About 1900 he moved them all to Marble, Arkansas after his wife died and appeared on the 1900 and 1910 census
  • Cemetery Survey (213 KB)
    Beverly photographs tombstones of her great great grandparents tombstones, Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton, the parent of Milton Elijah Thornton near Santuck, in Central at the Mount Hebron Primitive Baptist Church.
  • Anne Carter Cochran's Daddy was Cherokee (25 KB)
    Cecil Earl Fenn Carter born 1900
  • Kathy Cochran wed Charles W. Brooks (33 KB)
    Photo taken about 1995 before he got sick with colon cancer. Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr
  • Clora Jane Miller (102 KB)
    Frank Cochran's granny was married to Jacob Cochran and named a son Frank Delbert Cochran. When Jacob died the widow made her rounds, spending a few months with each of her grown children's families. She smoked a pipe, read the ashes and taught them to pop corn. her ancestors of Ireland had settled in Rockinham Virginia where we find Rev. Alexander Miller of the 1700s buried at Cooks Creek Cemetery. Clora's mother was Mary Clara Parker of Ohio, who some say made medicine with the indians, born to Sara Tefft and Archelaus Parker of the New York Indian County. Tefft has a wonderful 1600s history in Rhode Island, where one of the Uncles was hanged by King Phillip.
  • Anne Carter Cochran's Mother was mixed blood (19 KB)
    Alice Emily McClain Carter, daughter of Lorena Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain
  • Charles W. Brooks' parents (6 KB)
    Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr - Parents of Mary Ella were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E. Brooks.
  • Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman tombstone (29 KB)
    Widow of Peter Edward Bozeman, is buried by two of her sons in this family plot, not far from the Brooks and Coopers and Fenns who are also buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (60 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama about 1950
  • Susie Mae Cooper's dad (50 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama.
  • Walton McClain (35 KB)
    with Charlie McClain on the farm in Ramer about 1930 - Walton joined the military for most of his life and earned his PHD. buried at Alexandria VA
  • Anne Carter 's Daddy's Death Certificate (230 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama 1939 death certificate confirms his parents to be Ann Stone and Wm Frank Fenn as witnessed by his brother Emmett Marvin Fenn
  • Susie Mae Cooper (40 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama. This picture of Susie Mae with her spouse James E. Brooks.
  • Frank Delbert Cochran (50 KB)
    Son of Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran served in WWI while Jacob was a Civil War soldier of the Ohio Infantry.
  • Susie Mae Cooper with her mother Sarah (68 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Sarah was the daughter of Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia and Thomas Randolph Carter of SC who had settled in Hope Hull.
  • Uncle Cecil Earl Carter born 1932 (33 KB)
    Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter was the father of Victoria Carter, all buried at Memorial Cemetery except Vickie who was cremated by her half sisters.
  • Susie Mae Cooper 's granny (58 KB)
    Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter.
  • Uncle William Lawrence Carter born 1935 (25 KB)
    Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter he was the brother of Anne and Cecil Jr. Alice died giving birth to "Billy". Billy spent most of his life in Indian Territory Oklahoma.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran in Arizona 1957 (447 KB)
    Pictures taken by Billy Carter, Anne's brother, accompanied by Lillian, Billy's first wife and he did have several wives but no children.
    • Peter Edward Bozeman (16 KB)
      grandfather of Lorena Emma Bozeman McClain and he was the great great great grandfather of Kathy.
    • Family Tree (8 KB)
      Charlie Brooks family on Rootsweb.com
    • Letter by Ethel Bozeman Gibson (9 KB)
      Her life as told to her children
    • Peter Edward Bozeman (1 KB)
      Beverly took me to Dublin to locate these tombstones - grandfather of Lorena Emma Bozeman McClain and he was the great great great grandfather of Kathy.
    • 1910 Charles McClain (6 KB)
      Kathy's great grandfather on census with his mother, stepfather, his own wife Lorena and baby
    • Baxley to Charles Brooks (11 KB)
      Coosa River Cemetery
    • Peter Edward Bozeman's Uncle Jesse - Hope Hull (47 KB)
      Beverly took me to Hope Hull to locate these tombstones - plus we found the grave of T R Carter, a great great grandfather to Charlie Brooks. Carter's daughter Sarah married Levi Cooper, the son of Charner Cooper.
    • 1920 Charles McClain (61 KB)
      Kathy's great grandfather on census in World War I
    • Anderson, Seaborn Montgomery, father of Nancy (16 KB)
      Nancy Jane Anderson married Peter Edward Bozeman in Dublin and they had John Thomas Bozeman who fathered Lorena.
    • John Wise Carter's land records (51 KB)
      Father of Thomas Randolph Carter came from South Carolina to Alabama.
    • Alabama Research (28 KB)
      So many ended up in Alabama
    • Mordecai Bozeman, father of Peter, John, James. (5 KB)
      Mordecai served in the American Revolution with sons Peter and John. Peter moved to Alabama about 1826 while John moved to Mississippi in 1823. James remained in Darlington County SC.
    • T R Carter (9 KB)
      Born 1820 served in Civil War, married Jesse's daughter Lacy Bozeman who died in an epidemic then married to Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia, and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter
    • 1 Introduction (286 KB)
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    • Civil War Kin (32 KB)
      Several relatives in the war
    • Baxley, James H. buried at Coosa River (11 KB)
      Charlie's mom's great grandfather
    • Kathy's mom's great great great grandpa Bozeman (5 KB)
      Mordecai Bozeman served in the American Revolution = father of Peter Bozeman who migrated to Hope Hull who also served along with him in the War - they were paid for their services and received land grants in Darlington County South Carolina.
    • Much about my relatives (45 KB)
      Kathy's parents and their relations
    • Kathy's mom's great great Grandpa Josiah McClain (70 KB)
      Josiah Marion McClain was born in Georgia to Anna and James McClain. Josiah married first to Julia King and had a family in Georgia, then he joined the Civil War in an Alabama Infantry and was with Elizabeth Broadway by 1870 having a son named Charles Allen McClain. Charles and his wife Lorena had a daughter named Alice McClain who married Cecil Carter.
    • Census images (26 KB)
      My kin found on census records in 1790, 1800, 1810 and other good stuff
    • Genealogy (22 KB)
      Research
    • Charner P Cooper (1 KB)
      grandfather of Susie Mae "Mamaw" Cooper Brooks - Charner served in the Civil War and married Sarah F Lee of Chambers County.
    • Brooks Family (610 KB)
      Our Relatives
    Many roots and branches
    needing attention

    some branches have famous Indian Chiefs
    some registered in Indian Nation
    some were rejected

    many of the historial indian names that others
    are researching managed to be in our family tree
    yet not in my direct line.

    actually this family tree became a kudzoo vine
    with over 17,000 members

    my direct line said NO WAY to the Trail of Tears and became "white" thinking they would be free

    This page is actually the entry to the rest
    of our research. Genforum failed to send
    me the sign in name and password for the
    old webpage, after repeated requests
    and when you toss your cookies,
    you can't get back in, so here we go
    <giggles>

    We are Native American, speak English, and
    never lived in a teepee :)

    We grew up with truth and honor. Respect
    for all creations. A passion for art and music
    runs strong in our family.

    As a young child in Montgomery,I played with the kids next door
    who were full blood Indian; the Jackson family got along
    so well with mine and our mothers had a lot in common
    with their recipes, hobbies and customs.

    In Arizona many spoke spanish; I remember a huge Catholic church where we all went for vaccinations but best of all were the outdoor festivals held there.


    I love working on our family tree but unable to travel
    to the many places required to get more facts, so
    I add my little collection of old photos,
    notes, and stories
    so enjoy !

    Much love and appreciation to my wonderful aunts and cousins working on this line. One of my new online cousins turned out to be my best friend from high school and our paths crossed as we both researched our grannies; such fond memories of a truly wonderful friend, Linda McClanahan of Forest Hills.
  • Charles Weatherford (153 KB)
    as mentioned in history book
  • census 1910 Uncle Meady Bozeman and Nancy (1071 KB)
    with his mother in Montgomery Alabama She was our great great granny Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman, widow of Peter Edward Bozeman.
  • James H Baxley born 1846 (871 KB)
    Beverly took me to Coosa River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, about 3 miles from Holtville School and another mile from the Cains Chapel Church Cemetery where other relatives are buried. James was the father of Ella Olivia Baxley Hood and he was the great great great grandfather of Charlie Brooks.
  • Freelon Cochran died in Korea 1953 (19 KB)
    military - brother of Frankie Lavern Cochran
  • census Peter E Bozeman from Mississippi to Alabama (700 KB)
    this is not our great great great grandfather Peter Edward Bozeman but most likely a cousin to him and to us
  • Martin Weatherford in Georgia History (178 KB)
    finally some evidence of Martin is recorded in history
  • census 1920 Labette Kansas (454 KB)
    Cochrans this Frank M Cochran from Indiana may or may not be related to our Cochran family in Chetopa Kansas
  • 1860 James McClain of GA is in Coffee Alabama (123 KB)
    father of Josiah Marion McClain with second wife and children so this migration might be the reason our great great grandfather Josiah came to Alabama and he joined the Civil War at Greenville and never went back home to his first wife.
  • census 1910 Montgomery AL, Brooks family (1012 KB)
    on Hull Street , Sami's great grandfather James E Brooks family and his father in law.
  • Coonfield and Clarks in Indiana History (148 KB)
    refers to Archibald Clark and Isaac Coonfield who was married to Barsheba Clark.
  • census Alexander Cochran born 1850 (343 KB)
    wife Nancy, both from Ireland in Missouri 1910
  • 1860 Clopton Gibson (104 KB)
    Family in Alabama
  • census with my daddy on it (96 KB)
    Frankie Lavern Cochran born 1927 Kansas
  • William Arthur Stone "Tige" (48 KB)
    grandma Anna Stone sent his picture to the family so he must be the son of her brother Arthur Augustus Stone. Tige played in 1923 for the St Louis Cardinals before moving on to Florida where he is buried.l He also attended Mercer University in Georgia and played baseball there before moving on.
  • John (479 KB)
    Little
  • Coonfield Families in 1918 (26 KB)
    great grandmother Lattie Cedonia Little was married to Benjamin Wallace Coonfield in Arkansas
  • ALB (94 KB)
    tombstone of Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman, wife of John Thomas Bozeman in Dublin AL  Quite an emotional event when her grave was discovered in 2007 - the mixed indian grandmother we had heard of is buried in a long lost cemetery in Dublin behind old Hills Chapel Church deep within the woods.
  • Coonfield (17 KB)
    great great grandfather Isaac Coonfield
  • PEB (99 KB)
    tombstone of Peter Edward Bozeman, father of John Thomas Bozeman in Dublin AL - son of William Henry and Martha H Bozeman
  • Elisha's Will would be one of the first few filed in Montgomery County in the 1830s.
     
    Last Will and Testament 1835
    on his death bed
    names his son Elijah and children, along with wife Lavinia

    Estate Sale names many of our other ancestors who attended.

    www.familysearch.org shows us their marriage record...
    Lavinia Brack
    Female Family
    --------------------------------
    Event(s):
    Birth: 1762
    ------------------------------------
    Parents:
    Father: Eleazor Brack Family
    Mother: Esther Doty
    ------------------------------------
    Marriages:
    Spouse: Elijah Anderson Family
    Marriage: 1777 Of, , Onslow, North Carolina

    Ms Doty connects to Edward Doty of the Mayflower Passengers
     
    Father always called Mother his little Indian Squaw and she loved it. They were a very proud Indian couple yet never knew the language or customs known to those on Indian Reservations.
    Our families grew up with grandparents who had a tonic or poltice for their ailments and grew their crops to feed their families - mother nature took good care of them. They traveled our great nation seeking answers that were never found. We lived among other Indian families...Mother was Cherokee, possibly half blood; Father was both Cherokee and another tribe, possibly Creek, or Shawnee, since his mom stated they were from two different tribes.
    =Mother's line has many women with first names only, which could also be a clue that there may be other Indian tribes involved in this family tree. I find it so strange that the men are well known, even their middle names, while nothing is known about their brides. Yes it would seem that the well known, well to do, McClains and Bozemans would at least remember a granny's last name. There are several McClains, Moons, Cochrans, Littles on the
    Indian Rolls registered in Oklahoma, but it is so very hard
    to locate a connection. Was John McClain a son of our Charles
    and Cherokee or was it his wife who had Indian Blood? We have so much work to do ! The census records are all black and white, Indians were mostly put down as colored. Even the 1850 census records show race only as B W or C. Indians lost their lands and they lost their rights to be treated humanely. Some were dragged from their homes and forced to move to Oklahoma Indian Territory and many did not survive the trip...Perhaps my ancestors died on the Trail of Tears, yet they might have hidden until it was safe to come out and claim to be white, so they would be treated as equals. Those who hid might have become the Over Hill Cherokee Tribe. Others moved into Kentucky or Tennessee, intermarried, learned a trade or fought in the Civil War. They took on famous white names so nobody would suspect they were Indian.Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois and even Texas and Arkansas became a safe haven to many tribes...Of course Kentucky became a state after actually being a part of Virginia; Tennessee was actually a part of North Carolina. We have the locations and the time periods yet we have no documentation to prove our Indian Blood.
    The Indians became invisible. They had no choice!
    One ancestor suffered a house fire that destroyed any documents and photos that might connect to our past. He was Annie Stone Fenn's oldest son. We are finding more connections to Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina before the Trail of Tears began and know that many were intermarried with these tribes, before they moved into Georgia or Kentucky and onward.Some came out of New York Indian Country, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, removing to Ohio and on westward mingling with other tribes, and starting a new life. My John Wright Little left Kentucky and claimed to be white when he got to Arkansas so that he could find good work and own land. His line goes to Charles Weatherford of Virginia which could be the same father of Chief Red Eagle. Great Grandpa Charlie McClain had many visions of his elders, but of course some thought he was simply crazy. His wife, Lorena Bozeman was a healer and could stop bleeding, people still remember her faithful help in Ramer...Anne Carter also had her visions and her husband Frank Cochran had amazing premonitions, not simply intuition, but the true feeling of happenings in the family, that led him home in urgency. His sister was born with a veil over her face which the doctor removed twice and it still came back ! The third time, her mother, Luella Coonfield Cochran, took the veil and placed it in the family Bible that once belonged to her mother Lattie and it still remains. The veil is usually a gift to a seer.
    In my dreams, I heard mother's voice saying Sleepy Cloud and I am still trying to learn what she meant.
  • Introduction (1 KB)
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  • My great great grandfather Josiah Marion McClain (3 KB)
    Civil War
  • My great great grandfather Josiah Marion McClain (5 KB)
    Civil War Injuries and Pension Claim by his widow Elizabeth Broadway
  • Updating my research notes (1052 KB)
    From whence they came....
  • Many of our ancestors have at some point in their journeys, spent time residing in Alabama. They crossed the Atlantic and ventured south for many reasons and on through the midwest.

    Many of them married young Native Americans and that is one fact which is very difficult to prove since it was rarely ever acknowledged on census records. Then the census officials often could not spell names correctly! Everyone was black or white in the 1800s and mostly whites were allowed to purchase our land and profit from it. Now we have to prove a direct blood line to our Indian families or the government will not recognize us as Native Americans. Can you find any other race asked to prove themselves?

    If you take a moment to think about it, we ALL probably have Indian blood in our family tree.

    It's no big deal and nothing to hide, but certainly something we can be very proud of because the Indian were a very proud people who cherished this country and all their Creator provided within it. They prayed daily to the Creator and had high respect for everyone in their peaceful land.


    Clues are found in several areas, yet we continue to search
    for the true answer to our past. Listen to the stories of your Elders and look around for clues.

    Tracing our roots can be very time consuming, and extremely addictive: each day we find a new name to add to the list
    of cousins. Each day we find a new story to share and possibly a shocking fact!

    Many of the branches in my family tree lead to another Indian Chief and I am still looking for the Indian Princess in my direct blood line.

    Our Little family has been researching a link to the sister of Pocahontas, named Cleopatra, while some researchers say there is no documentation proving she ever existed, they cannot prove she didn't.

    One great grandmother married at the age of 12 and had six children by the age of 19, according to the census records but I do believe they have her age posted incorrectly. I am still anxious to know about her life, but she vanished about 1900 and hopefully to a better life! Her family may have been laborers on the Fenn Plantation in Eufaula, and we certainly read where Indians worked the farm. They shared every day together and intermarried. Some of the slaves on that plantation adopted the last name of FENN.


    My mother grew up as white but learned very early in her childhood that she was different. She was taught to run
    hide whenever the KKK came down the road. Her uncle was told to sit in the back of the bus during the days of prejudice.

    Now I search for the answers Mom was seeking - who gave her this Cherokee heritage.



    Names I am now searching are: Clora Jane Miller Cochran, Lottie Sadonia Little, Luella Coonfield, Peter Edward Bozeman (Bosman), Josiah Marion McClain (McLain), Annie Lee Stone Fenn Carter, William Frank Fenn, Cecil Earl Carter, John Fann and Emeline Harrel, Nancy Jane Anderson, Sara Mills with Joseph Stephens, Mordicai Bozeman of 1700, Martha Young Coonfield, Mary Epperson Coonfield, Barsheba Clark Coonfield, and several Moons as well.

    We all connect thru our old ones and find we are all cousins!
    Lorena's Uncle
  • FTM
  • ALABAMA CENSUS FINDER
  • Josiah Marion McCLAIN 1838
  • Cecil Earl Carter children's photos
  • Funeral Memorial Pages/Charlie McClain/relatives signed in
  • Chester Coonfield Photo
  • MOON surnames
  • My Girls
  • Indian Rolls.......Find Your Ancestors!
  • Descendants of Pocahontas?
  • Cherokee Querie Boards
  • COONFIELD DESCENDANTS
  • Type in your last name and find your families!!!!
  • Search at Gen Web
  • Search at LDS Family Search
  • 1835 Cherokee Census East of the Mississippi
  • 1623 Virginia Census
  • 1851 Census of Cherokee East of Mississippi
  • Chapman Roll
  • 11-8-2003 Family Surnames to Date
  • Mom's Maternal Cherokee Stephens Family
  • Links
  • LOTTIE CEDONIA/SADONIA LITTLE-COONFIELD
  • Harrell Cherokee Search Message Board
  • Page Three
  • 1810 census Ohio County Kentucky, Little families and more
  • 1930 my daddy's Cochran family on census Kansas
  • more notes and links
  • more notes
  • Charles Weatherford - read line 76
  • Found more census records:Bozeman,Little,Young,Cochran,Coonf
  • Brooks, Smith, Bond, Cochran connections
  • Carter
  • GEORGE LITTLE DESCENDANTS 2 John & Mary Catherine Crigler
  • My Alabama Genealogy
  • Charlie McClain weds Emma Lorena Bozeman 1901 in Ramer?
  • Cecil Earl Carter born in Thompson AL ABT 1904? Fenn father?
  • FENN FAMILY MESSAGE BOARD
  • Alabama Divorces 1831-1846
  • TRACE YOUR ALABAMA ROOTS
  • Osiyo

    Working with family stories of the old days, tales of medicine women, and their beloved soldiers of the many wars in our country, I may not be able to prove or officially document
    our Native American ancestry, yet knowing it is in my heart and in my spirit, is all that is really important.

    The stories consist of one great granny, Lorena, who was a well known healer in Dublin, Alabama; one who could read the ashes after smoking her pipe; one aunt born with a veil over her face ( which was removed three times) which was the sign of a seer. The amazing intuition of my father, who left work immediately when it thundered, knowing that his baby was about to be born, and yes, I was born that day, in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Then we are told of Mr Ward, working in his field, as a strong
    thunderstorm approached, he slammed his axe into the ground,
    and the skies cleared.

    Our families pass on many interesting stories but they all
    spoke the English language, yet practiced good survival skills.


    I would love to learn more about their culture and language, and teach our children to respect these and the ways of our elders. Yet we have the stories to pass on and the love, truth and respect that were taught to me.


    When Indians learned about Christianity, they welcomed new knowledge of GOD and the afterlife with their elders. They were in awe, learning of Jesus, and of course we were told the Mormons believe that Jesus appeared to the Old America, so perhaps this faith was quite welcomed by most the tribes when the Europeans arrived.

    So when they were Baptized, many were given new names to use and they are almost impossible to trace now. Some Indians changed their name more than once during their lifetime.

    Our Stephens line in 1760 married an unknown full blood Cherokee woman in NC and gave her a Biblical Name.

    Due to Indian unrest and the Trail of Tears, many Eastern Band Cherokee fled south or up into the mountains (OverHill) to escape the laws and disease of the white man. Our family believes that Charles Weatherford "may" have fathered our Kitty Weatherford in Virgina before moving to Alabama and fathering Chief Red Eagle. We also might connect our Cochran, Little, Wright lines to Cleopatra, sister of Pocahontas. Many of this line came from South Carolina and Virginia into Tennesee and Kentucky before moving to the Midwest.

    Mother's line in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina came into Alabama for quite some time before some moved west.
    (Moon, McClain, Bozeman,Anderson, Stephens)

    Census takers were very prejudiced and would not recognize Indians owning property so they put most down as blacks or mulatto - in some cases the Indian feared the government finding them so they called them selves blacks or whites.

    After the Trail of Tears, they believed that no Indians existed in other areas, so no Indians appeared on census records, and had to be found on the Indian Nation Rolls in Oklahoma.

    Thus we hope to find our ancestors registered on the Indian Rolls, somehow, but it sure seems to be an endless journey.

    Wa do

  • Related Links (366 KB)
    Other family members
  • George Little history notes (11 KB)
    history and will
  • Hello (2 KB)
    .
  • Coonfield Research notes (36 KB)
    finding Isaac in 1800 Kentucky tax lists but never finding his father anywhere
  • Family History webpages (198 KB)
    backup
  • Civil War Message Board (135 KB)
    Alabama families share their findings
  • Civil War (16 KB)
    Peter Bozeman in Alabama father of John, grandfather to Lorena
  • Civil War (70 KB)
    Josiah Marion McClain in Alabama father of Charlie McClain
  • Civil War (16 KB)
    Seaborne Anderson in Alabama - Seaborn Montgomery Anderson was the father or Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman.
  • Civil War (9 KB)
    Thomas Carter in Alabama to Charlie Brooks
  • James Edgar BROOKS was born 13 DEC 1895, and died 19 APR 1965. He was buried in Greenwood Cem., Molntgomery, AL. He was the son of 2. John Edward BROOKS and 3. Annie Clark Ballard. He married Susie Mae Cooper 10 MAR 1923 in Montgomery, AL. She was born DEC 1902, and died 12 FEB 1977. She was buried in Greenwood Cem., Montgomery, AL.
    Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2
    2. John Edward BROOKS was born 5 JUN 1872, and died 5 OCT 1929. He was buried in Greenwood Cem, Montgomery, AL. He was the son of 4. John Brooks and 5. Roxanna Permelia SMITH.
    3. Annie Clark Ballard was born 2 OCT 1877 in Maury Co., TN, and died 1 OCT 1963. She was buried in Greenwood Cem., Montgomery.
    Child of Annie Clark Ballard and John Edward BROOKS is:1. i. James Edgar BROOKS was born 13 DEC 1895, and died 19 APR 1965. He married Susie Mae Cooper 10 MAR 1923 in Montgomery, AL. She was born DEC 1902, and died 12 FEB 1977.
    Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3
    4. John Brooks was born ABT 1837 in PENN, and died 1882; his father from Holland and mother from France.
    5. Roxanna Permelia SMITH was born 25 JAN 1841, and died 19 JAN 1925. She was buried in Arlington Cem., Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of 10. Thomas S. SMITH and 11. Caroline M. Bond.
    Children of Roxanna Permelia SMITH and John Brooks are: i. Nora Caroline BROOKS was born 14 DEC 1861, and died 1937.
    ii. Walter Henry BROOKS was born 21 MAY 1866, and died 1953. He married Lena Gray ABT 1892 in Decatur, AL ?. She was born JAN 1874.
    iii. M.B. BROOKS was born JUL 1870.
    2. iv. John Edward BROOKS was born 5 JUN 1872, and died 5 OCT 1929. He married Annie Clark Ballard 12 DEC 1894. She was born 2 OCT 1877 in Maury Co., TN, and died 1 OCT 1963.
    v. Lula Christine BROOKS was born 4 NOV 1874, and died 24 JAN 1971. She married Edmond Lee Wiltshire. He was born 23 DEC 1868 in TN?, and died 5 MAR 1927.
    vi. Nimrod William BROOKS was born 25 APR 1877, and died 30 MAR 1962. He married Mattie Josephine Rollins JUL 1907 in Montgomery, AL. She was born 1886, and died 15 NOV 1975.
    vii. Thomas Smith BROOKS was born 13 JUN 1882, and died 16 MAR 1907.
    Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4
    10. Thomas S. SMITH was born 20 SEP 1820, and died ABT 1890. He was the son of 20. Henry SMITH and 21. Sinia (Sina) Evans.
    11. Caroline M. Bond.
    Children of Caroline M. Bond and Thomas S. SMITH are:5. i. Roxanna Permelia SMITH was born 25 JAN 1841, and died 19 JAN 1925. She married John Brooks 26 FEB 1861 in Maury Co., TN. He was born ABT 1837 in Holland, and died 1882. She married Terry (Dr.) Crittendon Smith APR 1882 in Maury Co., TN. He died 28 NOV 1928.
    ii. John Henry SMITH was born 21 DEC 1844.
    Ahnentafel, Generation No. 5
    20. Henry SMITH was born 24 MAR 1791, and died 3 SEP 1843 in nr. Mt. Pleasant, TN. He was buried in Hunter's Cem. He was the son of 40. Thomas SMITH and 41. Elizabeth Haynes.
    21. Sinia (Sina) Evans.
    Children of Sinia (Sina) Evans and Henry SMITH are:10. i. Thomas S. SMITH was born 20 SEP 1820, and died ABT 1890. He married Caroline M. Bond 31 DEC 1840 in Maury Co., TN.
    ii. Robert SMITH was born 18 NOV 1822, and died 1888. He married Mary Williams ABT 1845 in Madison Co., MS. She was born ABT 1825.
    iii. girl ? was born ABT 1830.
    Ahnentafel, Generation No. 6
    40. Thomas SMITH was born 7 AUG 1732/61 in Goochland Co., VA, and died ABT 1814 in Bedford Co., VA. He was the son of 80. JOHN Col. SMITH and 81. SUSANNA RANSON.
    41. Elizabeth Haynes was born ABT 1769.
    Children of Elizabeth Haynes and Thomas SMITH are:20. i. Henry SMITH was born 24 MAR 1791, and died 3 SEP 1843 in nr. Mt. Pleasant, TN. He married Sinia (Sina) Evans ABT 1819 in Maury Co., TN.
    ii. John H. SMITH was born ABT 1793.
    iii. Susanna SMITH was born ABT 1799. She married Thoms Leftwich 1822 in Bedford Co., VA.
    iv. Francis SMITH was born ABT 1801.
    v. Thomas J. SMITH was born ABT 1791/1805, and died AFT 1814. He married Elizabeth D. ABT
  • HOOD / THORNTON to the BROOKS FAMILY
     
    Grandfather to Susie Mae Cooper Brooks  http://www.genealogy.com/users/c/a/r/T-Carter/
     
    Tom Carter's father was John Wise Carter of South Carolina and nothing is known of his mother. John's father, Captain John Carter, served in the American Revolution with a John Wise. The daughter of John Wise was Elizabeth and she married Captain John Carter in South Carolina. Captain John may have had a brother named Captain Thomas, explaining how he named his own son Thomas Carter.

    It is unknown why Tom left his family in Talladega and moved into Montgomery. He was buying land off the Bozeman Estate to make a home for his own family.

    Tom lost his first wife and several children in the small pox epidemic, some say the flu epidemic. Only two children survived, Lucy Carter Calloway and William Henry Carter. Military records indicate that Tom was sick in a Virginia hospital at one point and ironically married his second wife, Mary, from Virginia. Perhaps they had met in Virginia and she followed him, their story is unknown.

    Mary had only one child, Sarah, and wanted no more with Tom. When he died she buried him by his first family and she moved in with her daughter.

    Mary may or may not have filed for his military pension, thus far, a record is not found.
    Name: THOMAS Carter
    Date: 01 09 1860
    Location: AL,
    Document #: 13796A
    Serial #: AL1560__.463
    Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
    Acres: 40.2200
    Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
    Parcel: Township 9N, Range 3E, Section 15

    Thomas R. Carter (First_Last)
    Regiment Name 2 Alabama Cavalry
    Side Confederate
    Company K
    Soldier's Rank_In 2 Lieutenant
    Soldier's Rank_Out 1 Lieutenant
    Alternate Name
    Notes
    Film Number M374 roll 8
    CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS

    Authority: Muster in roll, signed by T. R. Stacey, not dated

    Remarks: Sick at Gen Hospital, Lynchburg, Va, Dec 7, 1861.
    2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry

  • Carter Family (99 KB)
    Tracking their footsteps
  • Civil War (6 KB)
    Record of Tom
  • Anne Carter (1 KB)
    Could there be a connection way up the line?
  • Background (262 KB)
    Our Great Grandmother married three times.  Two of her children Carrie and Cecil Earl were called "half" siblings by the other children, but they were all born while Anna was with Fenn....go figure.
    Had six children with William Franklin Fenn during her seven years of marriage. She left him in Barbour County Alabama with the children, taking only the baby and moved to join her family of Stone in Macon City, Bibb, Georgia. There she remarried and gave the baby the name of Carter. Little baby Carter told his family that his grandfather was a full blood Cherokee Chief. Of course young Carter was a tall handsome dark man like his siblings, but he did drink too much, so the chief part may or may not have been fantasy. The Fenn boys were tall, over 6' and very dark.

    The Carters, Stones, Fenns were all in 1700s Georgia in Creek Indian Lands. Elijah Fenn was the son of Travis and "Mary" and the grandson of Zachariah Fann - Elijah married Martha Rich, daughter of Stephen and "Abiah" Rich. Elijah's son John married Emeline Harrell and Elijah's daughter Letitia married Thomas Rich.

    Emeline named a son William Franklin Fenn in 1855. His wife Anna was called Annie. Annie's parents were Mary Ann Hendrick and Augustus Marvin Stone. Parents of Augustus were Sarah Davies and Benjamin Wilburn Stone. Ben was the son of Mary Polly Wells and Michael Stone who lived in Captain John Stones District of Putnam County Georgia. Parents of Mary Ann were Mary Ann Winters and C C Hendrick. Winters' parents were Amelia Lyle and Albert Winters, who married in 1816 Jackson County Georgia which was then Cherokee Nation East. During this era it was quite common to marry a native american and give them a Christian name.

    Anna Lou's baby was named Cecil Earl and he is only found in Texas census records for 1920 and 1930 during his military service first at San Antonio and then at Fort Bliss in El Paso. On the 1900 census Anna's son Robert is not listed so she may have been pregnant at the time and she may have also raised him but I have been unable to locate her on a census after she married or lived with Mr. Carter - she was very young and may have had more children with Carter. There are some possibilites with the census records but the woman is listed as black and widowed - then there is one Arnie Carter which could be Annie in Macon GA and she is alone, a laundress. Even so, in 1910 and 1920 there is no Robert listed as her son and the family knew him personally and he did exist and I found his tombstone by his brother Frank Jr. Then her son Arthur is not found after 1910 even though family says he married, had children, and died in his 20s.
    • William and Anna Stone Fenn (327 KB)
      1900 Alabama census
    • Elijah Fann (158 KB)
      1820 census of Laurens Georgia
    • Ida Fenn daughter of John and Emeline (464 KB)
      1900 census of Girard in Russell County Alabama- Ida may have been 14 or 15 when she married a man 20 years older - how and why I do not know - she was the sister of William and his second wife was much too young for him - hard to understand this family's traditions.
    • Augustus Stone (273 KB)
      1910 census
    • Elijah Fann (293 KB)
      1830 census of Decatur Georgia
    • Ida Fenn daughter of John and Emeline (387 KB)
      1910 Lee County - named a son Kapolem???
    • Matthew Fenn (116 KB)
      Plantation owner of Barbour County employed indians - page from early settlers book as indicated
    • Elijah Fann (386 KB)
      1840 census of Early Georgia
    • Carolyn Fenn daughter of Annie and William in 1930 (517 KB)
      She married a mixed indian from Choctaw Nation Texas and moved to Creek Nation Oklahoma.
    • William Franklin Fenn (64 KB)
      Tombstone by Madison and Emmett
    • Michael Stone (219 KB)
      1820 census of Putnam Georgia father of Benjamin
    • Robert Lee Fenn 1920 WWI Navy Hospital (440 KB)
      Son of Annie and William was buried on brother Frank's farm beside him - this is the first time I have located our Robert on a census record. Family says he married after the war and lived in Chicago until just before his death.
    • Madison A Fenn - son of John (521 KB)
      known as Uncle Mat and mistakenly buried as Mathew beside his brother William
    • Augustus Stone (484 KB)
      1880 Alabama with daughter Anna
    • Hendrick Christopher in 1850 Troy, Pike, Alabama (324 KB)
      Grandfather C C Hendrick,father of Mary Ann Stone, and spouse of Mary Ann Winters living with Jeremiah Frazer
    • Madison A Fenn 1920 (420 KB)
      Widowed - returned to Montgomery Alabama living around the corner from his brother William Franklin Fenn - they were all close to the Train Station
    • Benjamin Stone - son of Michael (356 KB)
      1850 Alabama - father of Augustus
    • Hendrick 1870 (433 KB)
      Grandpa Christopher took his family to Wood County Texas and perhaps he died there, unable to find him after this census record.
    • William Franklin Fenn 1920 (364 KB)
      Downtown Montgomery near the Train Station on Commerce Street which crosses Madison Avenue - William with his second wife and his daughter Carrie and his son Emmett who did work for the railroad. William died in 1922 and Emmett handled the paperwork.
    • Stephen Rich, father of Martha Fann (305 KB)
      1830 Decatur Georgia
    • Albert and Amelia Winters 1820 Franklin Georgia (300 KB)
      parents of Mary Ann Hendrick
    • William Franklin Fenn Junior 1920 (415 KB)
      Downtown Montgomery near the Train Station on McDonough Street which crosses Madison Avenue - Frank worked for the railroad, shoveled coal into the fire- hauled prisoners of war - wife was Neva Mae Walraven - Frank told his children that the baby his mother took away was only a half sibling and that Carrie was also a half sibling creating quite a mystery for genealogists. Soon after this census Frank's father died and Frank Jr bought a large farm in Elmore County. Frank's children receives nice gifts from their grandma Carter and said they remembered Frank leaving on the train to attend grandma's funeral in Macon Georgia.
    • John Fenn, son of Elijah (260 KB)
      1850 Decatur Georgia, John and Emeline are at the bottom of this census page but their new infant son William is on the next page and they also live near John's sister, Letisha or Letty Fenn and her husband Thomas Rich - perhaps they married cousins.
    • Amelia Winters must be widowed in 1840 (368 KB)
      Jackson County Georgia census helps us with their ages and number of family members and it shows no slaves - Jackson County was once part of Franklin which was Cherokee Territory.
    • William Franklin Fenn 1910 and son Arthur Lee Fenn (435 KB)
      Barbour County Alabama William with second wife, family called her Eva Dakota - she is younger than his children - son Arthur Lee died young - Carrie is not present so she could have joined her mother - Robert does not appear on census either but I did find his tombstone by Frank Jr. Family says that brother Robert moved to Chicago but came back to his brother Frank's farm.
    • John Fenn, son of Elijah (529 KB)
      1880 Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama
    • Thomas S Fenn son of John (343 KB)
      1910 Montague Texas, brother of William and Madison married Lula and had a son named Thomas Jr.
  • Land Grant (31 KB)
    Fenn in Laurens Georgia
    Our great grandfather Charlie McClain's father came out of Georgia during the Civil War leaving behind a wife and children, who eventually filed divorce.  The McClains originally were from Virginia, migrating into South Carolina, with the marriage of a Charles McClain to Elizabeth Moon around 1760 and she gave him several sons who migrated into Georgia long before the Trail of Tears.

    Mars Hill Cemetery in Cobb County GA

    connects to Josiah McClain of South Carolina who's father was Charles McClain who might have been in the American Revolution; Charles had married Elizabeth MOON in Virginia around 1780 and then migrated into the Carolinas where their children were born.

    Josiah was born in 1788 SC and found on census in Georgia. The name on his headstone is JOSAH

    Josiah had James in 1810, John Milton, William Smith, etc.
    Josiah also had Charles Pinkney McLain in 1818 SC

    They all had many children.

    James named his son Josiah Marion McClain born 1838 who became my great grandfather thru his own son Charles Allen McClain.
  • George Milton, son of W S (215 KB)
    McLain
  • Alice (139 KB)
    daughter of John
  • Robert G and Ida (133 KB)
    McLain
  • Jane, wife of Charles P (118 KB)
    McLain
  • Antoinette (153 KB)
    McLain
  • 1910 Charles Allen McClain (136 KB)
    Charles Allen McClain in Montgomery Alabama who was married to Lorena Emma Bozeman in 1908 - his mother was Elizabeth Broadway and his father was Josiah Marion McLain
  • William Eccles McLain (108 KB)
    McLain family plot of headstones in Mars Hill Cemetery, Ackworth, Cobb County, GA
  • Laura, first wife of James (113 KB)
    McLain
  • Charles P born 1818 (115 KB)
    McLain
  • 1788 Josiah McLain born to Charles and Elizabeth (104 KB)
    buried with wife Nancy Ann Wood in Mars Hill Cemetery
  • William Smith McLain, son of Charles,GSon/Josiah (110 KB)
    McLain family plot of headstones in Mars Hill Cemetery, Ackworth, Cobb County, GA...Grandson of Josiah McLain, great grandson of Charles
  • Mattie, second wife of James (108 KB)
    McLain
  • David Brewster 1905 (184 KB)
    McLain
  • Hubert McLain (134 KB)
    McLain
  • 1820 Spartanburg South Carolina, Josiah McClain (514 KB)
    McLain
  • John Eccles, son of W S (178 KB)
    McLain
  • 1859 David E (135 KB)
    McLain
  • Nola D McLain (127 KB)
    McLain
  • 1820 Spartanburg South Carolina, Charles McClain (482 KB)
    father of the McLains and he might have fought in the REV WAR and he might have come from the family in Pennsylvania..........this man was very hard to trace. Charles married Elizabeth MOON and had Josiah who had James who had Josiah Marion who had Charles Allen McClain
  • Lou Ella, daughter of James and Laura (140 KB)
    McLain
  • D Glenn (140 KB)
    McLain
  • Hubert McLain (134 KB)
    McLain
  • 1840 Cobb County, Georgia (473 KB)
    Josiah and James McClain found here with many children in households
  • Mandy, daughter of James and Laura (131 KB)
    McLain
  • Effie D 1865 (137 KB)
    McLain
  • 1900 Charles Allen McClain (205 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama census
  • 1860 Georgia (375 KB)
    shows us that Josiah is age 72
  • Mary J wife of W S (114 KB)
    McLain
  • 1839 John Milton CSA (405 KB)
    McLain
  • 1860 Georgia (399 KB)
    Charles Pinkney McLain in Ackworth
  • William S (110 KB)
    McLain
  • James 1843 (41 KB)
    McLain
  • 1870 Georgia (437 KB)
    Charles Pinkney McLain in Ackworth
  • Mary Lizzie, daughter of W S (241 KB)
    McLain
  • WWI draft Card (194 KB)
    Charles Allen McClain in Montgomery Alabama who was married to Lorena Emma Bozeman in 1908 - his mother was Elizabeth Broadway and his father was Josiah Marion McLain...NOTE the year of his birth is incorrect
    Thanks for visiting I am researching many of my grandparents. Hans Brooks of Holland and his son John Brooks born 1837 in Pennsylvania. John Baptist Bond, Caroline Bond and Thomas Smith, grandson of John Smith, Annie Clark Ballard, granddaughter of Larkin Francis Ballard, Rowena Densy Baxter, Peter Bozeman of the American Revolution, his son William Henry to Peter Edward, Elisha Anderson to Seaborn Montgomery Anderson, Lavinia Brack, Hester Doty, William Sellers, Charles McClain and Josiah, Gideon Moon, Elijah Lee, Andrew Cooper, Frank Cochran, Isaac Coonfield, Captain George Little of Scotland, Christopher Coonfield of Holland, Alexander Cochran of Scotland, Abraham Crigler, Lydia Carpenter, Polly Duval, Jesse Simmons, Kitty Stone, Hester Ward, James Young, Charles and Catherine Weatherford of Virginia, John C. Wright, John Wright Little, Reason Roby, John Fann of England, Zachariah Fenn, Anna Lou Stone, Frank Fenn, Augustus Marvin Stone, Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton, Milton Elijah Thornton, Bessie Mae Hood and Ella Olivia Baxley, and many more.
    Most believe the Boseman or Bozeman families came from Holland and this we may never know. Edword Bozeman was found in the 1790 census of Baltimore, Maryland; John in Talbot, MD; Lawrence Bouseman in Baltimore. Some served in the American Revolution and received a pension along with grants of land, for instance, the South Carolina Archives lists some as Gabriel, John, Paul, Jesse, Ralph, James, Mordecai and probably more with different spellings of our last name. Of course it would be nice to learn more about Mordecai even his middle name and if he was the son of Samuel Edward Bozeman and Mary White, after all, her brother was named Mordecai and the name Edward has continued over many centuries.

    So many names were Biblical yet then we find another set of Bozemans named Ralph, Fred, George, and Lewis. Names were so very special, most often, after another dearly loved family member.

    These families were farmers and many had well educated, successful careers, mostly throughout the South, as they explored each new territory as it became available.

    Reverend Bozeman did a marvelous job writing his "Sketches of the Bozeman Family" in 1885 and a couple of pages were scanned to share indicating the whereabouts of Mordecai. He does not say anything about Mordecai being a fatality of the Revolution so we can only assume that he died later from natural causes, and hopefully that information will come to light soon.

    The 1810 census of Darlington SC shows only four Bosemans, John, James, Peter and Chapman. 1800 shows a Thomas living in Somerset NC. The name Thomas is carried on through the next century.

    * From 1798 to 1819, a steady influx of Europeans into Alabama settled on land formerly occupied by several Native American tribes. Alabama became a part of the Mississippi Territory in 1798 after Indian cessions in north Alabama. Migration increased after the end of the Creek War in 1814. In 1817, the Alabama Territory was created, and Alabama became the 22nd in December 1819. PETER BOZEMAN was in Alabama on the 1830 census.

     
  • Passenger List (6 KB)
    shows a few Bozemans as immigrants
  • Ethelredge Bozman in North Carolina (1 KB)
    American Revolution Soldier
  • Marriages in Alabama (4 KB)
    Lacy weds Carter while her father Jesse marries a second time and others
  • Civil War Roster (29 KB)
    Bozeman, Bozman
  • WWI Draft (4 KB)
    Bozeman registrations
  • WWI listing (21 KB)
    Bozemans
  • War of 1812 listing (2 KB)
    Bozemans


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