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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.
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    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
  • Father of Lorena Emma Bozeman was John Thomas Bozeman.

    He was the son of Peter Edward Bozeman who was the son

    of William Henry Bozeman and Martha Hill of Darlington SC.

    William was the son of Peter and Sarah Bozeman.

    Peter was the son of Mordecai and both were from NC
    and served in the Militia of the SC Continental Line. They
    are listed in the SC Archives under Colonial Soldiers
    of the South.
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      Sketches page 128 - Mordecai
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      Sketches introduction
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      Sketches page 130 - Peter in the American Revolution
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    Virginia to Maryland to North Carolina and beyond...

    Fact, fiction or folklore, by the time the American Revolution was over, there were dozens of Bozeman families throughout the South.

    They resided among several different tribes of native americans and have many indian brides in their ancestral charts.


    In January 2008 the DAR has finally listed Peter Bozeman.

    Mordecai Bozeman born 1735 NC, while there were only a few colonies on the coast, while it was still Indian Nation and his son Peter born 1758 served in the American Revolution. Documents show that both were paid 4 pounds for their service. Nothing more is found on Mordecai but his son Peter moved his family to Montgomery Alabama about 1826 - 1827. His son William Henry is my connection.
    However, we must note that Peter's second son was named Jesse in 1793. There was another Jesse in the Revolutionary War who lived by Peter on the 1800 Darlington Census so there is a strong possibility they were brothers. Or that Mordecai went by another name, middle name, and could have been there. Peter's first son was named Meade so that might have some connection to his mother or his mother in law - perhaps their maiden names....
    William and Martha Hill ( daughter of John Hill of South Carolina) had Peter Edward Bozeman who married Nancy Jane Anderson ( daughter of Lavinia Jane Sellers, who's mother was Lavinia Brack) and had John Thomas - John married Alice Lorena Stephens and had Lorena Emma Bozeman - Lorena married Charles Allen McClain, the only son of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain. Their daughter Alice Emma McClain married a dark handsome Cherokee named Cecil Earl Fenn Carter about 1931 and had Anne Alice Carter in 1934. Cecil's parents were Anna Stone and Wm Franklin Fenn. Anne was orphaned at the age of 5 and lived with her McClain Grandparents. Anne Carter married Frankie Lavern Cochran in 1951.

    Frank was the son of Luella Ellen Coonfield and Frank Delbert Cochran of Chetopa Kansas and Frank had one eighth Cherokee blood. Luella's parents were mixed Cherokee, Lattie Cedonia Little of Kentucky and Benjamin Wallace Coonfield of Arkansas. Frank Delbert's parents were Clora Jane Miller of Illinois and Jacob Benjamin Cochran of Ohio. Clora's parents were Mary Clara Parker of New York and James Miller of Rockingham Virginia. Parents of Mary Clara were Rosannah Lemmon and Archelaus Parker, a son of Sarah Tefft and Archelaus Richardson Parker of Massachusetts and New York Indian Country 1600s.

    Anne Carter Cochran's daughter Kathy married Charles Wayne Brooks of Montgomery Alabama. His parents were Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks. Mary Ella's parents were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E Brooks Sr. Parents of Susie were Sarah Elizabeth Carter and Levi Benjamin Cooper. Parents of Milton were George Thornton and a native american named Mary Angeline Partridge out of Georgia.
    Parents of James Sr were Annie Clark Ballard and John Edwin Brooks from Maury County TN. John's parents were Roxanna Permilia Smith of TN and John Brookes of PA and his family came from Holland. The Ballards were from North Carolina 1700s.

    Thus all of the Brooks children descend from many surnames including the Bozemans and Carters.

    • Lorena's daughter Alice (19 KB)
      Alice Emma McClain married Cecil Carter and she died at the age of 19 giving birth to their third child.
    • Henry Boseman (225 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Alice's daughter Anne (37 KB)
      Alice Emma McClain had Annie in 1934. Great granddaughter of Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman.
    • Mordecai1 (40 KB)
      Bozeman in SC Militia, father of Peter, John, James and probably Ralph and Paul. Mordecai could have been the son of Mary White and Samuel Bozeman of Bladen County North Carolina and born 1735, while it was still Cherokee Indian Territory. The researchers of his son John claim that John was half Cherokee so the other sons would also be half blood. This makes sense since nothing is known about his wife and his marriage is not recorded anywhere thus far - some speculate that his wife was called Elizabeth
    • Richard Boseman marriage of 1778 (531 KB)
      Frederick County Maryland
    • Jacob Boazman (167 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Lorena's son Walton (18 KB)
      Walton McClain holding Anne, his niece. Grandson of John Thomas Bozeman and Alice Lorena Stephens - of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain.
    • 1908 Wedding Day (13 KB)
      Lorena Emma Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain
    • 1880 William Thomas Bozeman (684 KB)
      4 Jimmy Ray - William is staying with Stacy
    • Jesse and Gabriel Bozeman and Brack (151 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Alice's daughter Anne 2 (44 KB)
      Anne Carter married Frank Cochran who was the grandson of Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran - and of Lattie Cedonia Little and Benjamin Wallace Coonfield.
    • 1779 Peter Bozeman (107 KB)
      Lorena's great great grandfather in the American Rev sold his land in 1826 and moved to Hope Hull, in Montgomery County, Alabama, wrote letters found in the Archives in 1828 claiming to be injured and an invalid but they had no proof and rejected his claim but he managed to get his land in Alabama which was sold and divided in 1838 according to the documents in Alabama Archives.
    • Georgia Land Grants (104 KB)
      Bozeman and Brack - Rev War Veterans
    • William Sellers (445 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Peter James Bozeman Tombstone (14 KB)
      brother of John Thomas, son of Peter Edward and Nancy Jane Bozeman in Ramer.
    • 1779 Peter Bozeman (103 KB)
      Lorena's great great grandfather in the American Rev resided in Darlington SC before Alabama
    • 1785 Peter gets payment (176 KB)
      Rev War Service
    • Westbrook (154 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Tombstone of John's wife, ALB (78 KB)
      Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman - The family story is that her great grandfather John Stephens served in the American Revolution in North Carolina and married a full blood Cherokee woman, gave her a Biblical name, and due to Indian unrest they migrated into South Carolina and then Alabama. John named a son John who married Jane Tillman and they were proud of his Indian blood, shared stories and the sons loved music and art.
    • 1866 John (31 KB)
      Lorena's father born and died in Ramer, John Thomas Bozeman was married to Alice Lorena Stephens
    • Victor Daniel Cochran (119 KB)
      Son of Anne Carter and Frank Cochran was the grandson of Luella Coonfield and Frank Delbert Cochran - and of Alice Emma McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter.
    • Ralph Bosman (147 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Anne's death certificate (440 KB)
      Lorena's granddaughter by Alice Emma McClain Carter, - Anne was the great great granddaughter of Nancy Jane Anderson and Peter Edward Bozeman - and of Mary Ann Hendrick and Augustus Marvin Stone- and of Emeline Harrell and John Fenn.
    • 1866 John Bozeman (31 KB)
      Lorena's father born and died in Ramer, John Thomas Bozeman was married to Alice Lorena Stephens - Whomever placed his tombstone had it inscribed "Estimated Age"
    • Peter Bozeman Captured 1779 (401 KB)
      Colonial Soldiers of the South
    • Rev War Land Grants (166 KB)
      Grandpa Edmund Anderson and his sons - descendant Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman
    • 1866 John Bozeman Tombstone at Hills Chapel Cem. (19 KB)
      Lorena's father born and died in Ramer, John Thomas Bozeman was married to Alice Lorena Stephens
    • Morris Bowsman (160 KB)
      Rev War Land Grant
    • Rev War Land Grants (151 KB)
      Grandpa Brack - descendant Lavinia Jane Brack Sellers to Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman - Grandpa Brack had married Hester Doty in North Carolina 1700s.
    • John's mother Nancy Jane Anderson (18 KB)
      Lorena's grandmother kept them for a while when Alice Stephens Bozeman died, until John married Ellen Bean. Nancy was married to Peter Edward Bozeman and filed for his Civil War Pension
    • Mordecai Bozeman (362 KB)
      Colonial Soldiers of the South - served in the Militia
    • Henry and Thomas Bozeman in Rev War (449 KB)
      Colonial Soldiers of the South
    • Wm and Levin Bozeman (206 KB)
      Historical Sketches of North Carolina
     
    • Cemetery (213 KB)
      Mt Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery is very small. George Thornton and wife Mary Angeline Partridge graves are found here.
    • Grandpa McClain (62 KB)
      Emily Alice McClain's father stands with her brother. Charles McClain's parents and grandparents spent many years in Creek Territory.
    • Cemetery (52 KB)
      Stokes-Carter Cemetery has no official name, no Stokes buried here, mostly Carters and Bozemans. Tombstones being trampled and damaged by the cattle and falling trees.
    • Charles McClain in 1908 (12 KB)
      Married Lorena Bozeman
    • Cemetery (816 KB)
      Coosa River Primitive Baptist Church has some of the original settlers of Holtville born about 1800.
    • Uncle John Coonfield (39 KB)
      Uncle to Frankie
    • Cecil Carter (230 KB)
      Anne's father was born around 1900 - nobody is really certain - at Thompson Station in Bullock County - born to a Fenn family he was adopted around 1910 when his mother remarried in Macon Georgia. His father was from Tuskegee Alabama and grandparents from former Creek Territory in Georgia but he claimed to be Cherokee blood. Enlisted in the Army about 1920 to 1930 stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Found his father living in Montgomery Alabama and returned about 1931.
    • Cemetery (865 KB)
      Cain's Chapel in Slapout has many Thornton and Hood families from the early days of Cold Springs, Elmore County, Alabama
    • Clora Jane Miller Cochran (15 KB)
      Frankie's grandmother
    • Cecil Carter (15 KB)
      Anne's father was born around 1900 - nobody is really certain - at Thompson Station in Bullock County - born to a Fenn family he was adopted around 1910 when his mother remarried in Macon Georgia. His father was from Tuskegee Alabama and grandparents from former Creek Territory in Georgia but he claimed to be Cherokee blood. Enlisted in the Army about 1920 to 1930 stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Found his father living in Montgomery Alabama and returned about 1931.
    • Cemetery (308 KB)
      Dublins' old cemetery behind Hills Chapel hidden far off into the woods.
    • Clora Jane Miller (327 KB)
      Cochran Family
    • Cecil Carter's brother Frank Fenn (51 KB)
      born 1896 at Thompson Station in Bullock County - died in Coosada on his farm at Airport Road where the school now sits. His grave is on that land he had donated to the church for a cemetery. Frank worked for the railroad, his wife boiled his dirty clothes in a pot outside - he was in WWI and hauled POWs on the train.
    • Cemetery (97 KB)
      Dublins'new cemetery for the public is across the street from the front of Hills Chapel.
    • Bill Carter (38 KB)
      about 1970 - he was Anne's brother
    • Cemetery (88 KB)
      Dublin - old gravestone being cleaned with water and a brush
    • John and Annie Brooks (72 KB)
      Moved into Montgomery Alabama after 1900 and their son James married Susie Mae Cooper. They have a strong lineage into 1800 TN
    • Cemetery (64 KB)
      Greenwood in Montgomery, very large cemetery has graves of many of the Brooks, Cooper, Bozeman, Fenn families
    • Jacob and Clora Cochran (34 KB)
      Left Iowa for Kansas Territory after 1880 with son Frank Delbert Cochran on the left.
    • Cemetery (18 KB)
      Memorial has many of my relatives' resting places - land donated by Lorena Bozeman's Uncle Robert Henry Bozeman - located between Maxwell AFB and Hope Hull and Pine Level.
    • Luella Coonfield (119 KB)
      Arkansas - she is in the center of this photo just before she married Frank Delbert Cochran. She is Cherokee by blood. Her mother was Lattie Cedonia Little of Kentucky.
    • Luella Coonfield's mother was indian (63 KB)
      Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky - Lattie Little was born to Mary Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little.
    • Cemetery (275 KB)
      Dublin Old Cemetery has tiny tombstone markers with no names
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      Dublin Old Cemetery behind the church - Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman, the Cherokee in grandma's lineage.
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      Dublin Old Cemetery behind the church - Peter Edward Bozeman of the Civil War - the clover design is a separate layer added to this homemade tombstone with penciled PEB our father added.
    • Powhatan (40 KB)
      Lucius Powhatan Little was Lattie's cousin in Kentucky - he was a lawyer, a judge, a writer, and a genealogist. They all had one common grandmother from Virginia, Catherine Weatherford.
    • Cemetery (78 KB)
      Indian Creek Cemetery in Georgia where James McClain born 1810 is buried - the father of Josiah is also the son of the elder Josiah
    • Ben Coonfield's parents (68 KB)
      Martha Frances Young of Kentucky married Benjamin Wylie Coonfield in Indiana. Their hair was so black that it looked blue in the sunshine.
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      Hill City Cemetery in Graham Kansas is where my dad's grandparents are buried
    • Mary Catherine Crigler (323 KB)
      Born in Kentucky to Nancy Catherine Roby and Abraham Crigler, she married John Little and had Lattie and Sadona in this picture.
    • Cemetery (28 KB)
      Old Harmony Primitive Church Cemetery has few graves but includes Elijah Lee born 1777 and his wife Malinda Phillips who came to Chambers County before 1830 buying land from an old Creek Indian and they are the great great grandparents of Susie Mae Cooper Brooks.
    • Cochrans (106 KB)
      Chetopa Kansas, the Cochran family includes Frankie, Freelon and Darrell
    • Carter photo (46 KB)
      T R Carter with his first wife and family - he is great grandfather of Susie Mae Cooper Brooks.
    • Cochrans (26 KB)
      Frank Delbert's brothers and sisters.
    • Susie Mae Cooper Brooks (40 KB)
      grandmother to Charles Wayne Brooks known as Mamaw. Her mother was Sarah Elizabeth Carter who married Levi Benjamin Cooper, a son of Charner P. Cooper of Chambers County.
    • Frank Delbert Cochran (13 KB)
      Funeral Home Receipt
    • Anne Carter (28 KB)
      On the left she stands by her granny Lorena, and Lorena's daughter Katie Bell McClain. They raised her after her mom Alice McClain Carter died. All buried at Memorial
    • Frank Delbert Cochran wed Luella Ellen Coonfield (199 KB)
      Married in Arkansas, moved to Missouri, then Oklahoma, then back to Chetopa Kansas where they had Frankie in 1927
    • Anne Carter's mother (16 KB)
      Emily Alice McClain was married to Cecil Carter and she died at the age of 19 after giving birth to her third child.
    • Luella's father Ben (39 KB)
      Those Cochran boys sure look a lot like their grandfather Ben Coonfield
    • John Lewis Bozeman (1305 KB)
      Buried in Covington County, may connect to Philemon
    • Frank D. Cochran (50 KB)
      Father of Frankie and Cleo and JB
  • Files (14 KB)
    Various related webpages
  • Links (2 KB)
    Various related webpages
  • Names (9 KB)
    Those I am studying
  • Contacts (27 KB)
    Others involved in this research
    • Grandpa Isaac (195 KB)
      Perry County History
    • Annie's Clan (55 KB)
      Taken about 1968
    • 1840 (371 KB)
      Sellers in Pike County
    • Grandpa Jacob (121 KB)
      Civil War Registration
    • Annie's Clan (46 KB)
      Taken about 1965
    • Lavinia Sellers - 1880 (528 KB)
      Mysterious error on census, Lavinia Jane Sellers Anderson mistakenly listed as Bozeman, but note that she is the mother in law - she is Corrintha Anderson Barfoot's mother. Lavinia was the wife of Seaborn Anderson and also the mother of Nancy Bozeman in the next household. Lavinia's parents were Levinia Anderson and William Calvin Sellers - all the Andersons being of the same family of Elisha and the Sellers all being from 1700s North Carolina.
    • Grandpa Charles and Zachariah (12 KB)
      Georgia Records 1700s
    • Annie's Clan (54 KB)
      Taken about 1953
    • Sellers (40 KB)
      Letter
    • Grandpa George (105 KB)
      Davies Kentucky
    • Grandparents of Frank (34 KB)
      his father shown on left side
    • 1850 (610 KB)
      Vincent Joiner and Ellen
    • Parents of Frank (212 KB)
      shown on left side
    • 1830 (76 KB)
      Grandpa Elisha Anderson in Montgomery Alabama by his son in law Alfred Sellers and by Jesse and by Captain Benjamin Lewis
    • Grandpa in WWI (130 KB)
      Military Registration
    • 1840 (576 KB)
      W H
    • Grandpa Ben in Civil War (40 KB)
      Military Registration
    • 1850 (616 KB)
      J B
    • Laura's Inquiry (563 KB)
      Owensboro Kentucky
    • 1830 (299 KB)
      W H
    • Grandpa John (122 KB)
      Land Deed
    • 1820 (531 KB)
      Sellers in Brunswick NC
     
    • Census Images (76 KB)
      My collection of census images relating to my family
    • Dad's Research (1 KB)
      Midwest cousins
    • Dad's Research (959 KB)
      Midwest cousins
    • Midwest Research (959 KB)
      Cousins and Connection
    • Genealogy (5 KB)
      Cochran of Ohio into Iowa
    • Books (27 KB)
      Documents and Resources
    • Southern Research (211 KB)
      Path of my Elders
    • Land Records (40 KB)
      George Grauer and his father in law Mark Porter buying land in Marengo County and then the daughter of George, Elizabeth Westbrook buying 160 acres of her own in 1860 for herself.
    Brooks Families of the South.

    ......Hans Brooke had three boys and one girl....Henry, Edward, John and Lula Christine....They settled in Reading PA. The parents died leaving minor children, and the little girl was adopted...John, our grandfather, was bound out to a tailor to learn that trade....He was very unhappy and ran away, arriving in Columbia TN about 1860 and we find him on the Giles County 1860 census in TN working as a tailor but as John Brooks...That year he married Roxanna Permilia Smith

    She was just breaking up with her other boyfriend, Doctor Crittendon Smith and fell in love with John Brooks...John and RP had Walter and Nora before joining a wagon train to Texas where John, Lula, Nimrod and Tom were born......

    ...John died in 1882 of tuberculosis and is buried in Paris TX. Roxanna went back to TN to marry Doctor Terry Crittendon Smith. He actually heard she was widowed and went to Texas to marry her and bring her back to TN. They lived and died in Sandy Hook, Tennessee.

    Their son John married Annie Clark Ballard and had only one child, James Edgar Brooks - soon they moved to Montgomery Alabama.

    The Smith and Ballard families came out of North Carolina about 1800 migrating into Tennessee's Indian Territory.

    Permilia named her first son Walter Brooks, and this author finds no Walter in the lineage,so why use this name? and another son JOHN Edwin but the census looks like his middle initial was H., and JOHN married Annie Clark Ballard in TN and they moved to Alabama being transferred with the railroad and then lived on Adams Avenue near the train station. Annie had only one child, James Edgar Brooks, who became a bookkeeper with the State, and later married Susie Mae Cooper who soon named her own son James Edgar Brooks Jr., a daughter Christine . Susie was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Carter and Levi Benjamin Cooper of Chambers County AL.

    Annie's photo shows dark black hair and coal black eyes. Annie's parents were both born in Tennessee, James Calvin Ballard and Willie Eudora Craig but their ancestors migrated from the Carolinas. "Dora's" mother was Rebecca Caroline Pennington and she married William Craig in 1860. Rebecca's mother was only known as "Gracy" who married William Pennington, and his mother was only known as "Kezziah" born about 1750 in South Carolina.

    Her mother was Caroline Bond, daughter of a John Baptist Bond of North Carolina. Parents of Caroline Bond ( who married 3 times? ) were John Baptist Bond and Kitty Stone. Many researchers are looking into the Stone name as being of Cherokee Blood.

    In Georgia was Joseph Baxley born 1815 married to Mary Evans and making their way into Alabama. Their son James married Louisa Miranda Holt and they resided in "Holtville" in Elmore County AL. Also in Elmore County was L. W. Hood who married their daughter Ella Olivia Baxley. Ella's daughter Bessie married a Milton Elijah Thornton in Elmore County. Elijah's parents also came out of Georgia, Mary Angeline Partridge amd George Thornton. Elijah's daughter Mary Ella married James Brooks.


    • Sarah (143 KB)
      Sarah Elizabeth Carter - Cooper with her children including Susie Mae
    • Carter , John Wise (35 KB)
      1821 Land Record
    • Gilly Bozeman (114 KB)
      Wife Of Peter born 1807
    • Thomas Randolph Carter (46 KB)
      With first wife Lacy Jane Bozeman.
    • Thornton, George (56 KB)
      1839 Land Record
    • James E Brooks Jr and Mary Ella Thornton (6 KB)
      Her parents were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Bessie's parents were Ella Olivia Baxley and L W Hood. Milton's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton.
    • Partridge, George (51 KB)
      1858 Land Record
    • Baxley James H (483 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service
    • Yours truly (368 KB)
      author
    • Baxley James H (64 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service1
    • 1888 James H. Baxley (56 KB)
      Land Record - Homestead
    • Baxley James H (351 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service2
    • 1930 census of Brooks and Cooper (1512 KB)
      Both their widowed mothers live in this household which includes James E Brooks Jr who later married Mary Ella Thornton and had Charlie in 1953.
    • Baxley James H (618 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service3
    • 1930 census Milton Elijah Thornton (446 KB)
      Bessie Mae Hood his wife with children include Mary Ella Thornton who married James E Brooks Jr
    • Baxley James H (398 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service4-Judge Smith
    • 1840 John Wise Carter (360 KB)
      Talladega Alabama census, father of Thomas Randolph Carter and the grandfather of Sarah Elizabeth Carter Cooper - great grandfather of Mamaw
    • Baxley James H (796 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service-Pension Application
    • 1914 (72 KB)
      John Edward Brooks with Annie Clark Ballard, parents of James Edgar Brooks, of Tennessee. James married Susie Mae " Mamaw" Cooper and had James Edgar Brooks, Jr. - Jr married Mary Ella Thornton.
    • Baxley James H (451 KB)
      Certificate of Confederate Service-Pension Application 2
    • INTRODUCTION (1 KB)
      My Genealogy
    • Ramsey to Herriford and Carter (29 KB)
      Mary Josephine Hereferd's mother was Jemima Ramsey of Virginia.
    • Brooks Family (89 KB)
      So many other names in our genealogy, so many other locations to research.
    • Thornton - Partridge (54 KB)
      Research on Mary Ella Thornton - Brooks' ancestors on her father's side.
    • Brooks Family Tree (79 KB)
      A nice view of our ancestors and their children.
    • Westbrook (161 KB)
      Beverly's inlaws
    • Baxley, Grandmother Ella Olivia (11 KB)
      A visit to the Cain's Chapel cemetery to locate the tombstones of Ella and her husband L W Hood plus her parents buried down the road in Coosa River Cemetery in "Holtville" were James H Baxley and Louisa Miranda Holt. These were ancestors of Mary Ella Brooks, as Ella Olivia was the mother of Bessie Mae Hood - Thornton.
    • Carter in South Carolina (99 KB)
      father of Thomas was John Wise Carter and his dad was Captain John Carter of the American Revolution who married Elizabeth Wise, the daughter of Am Rev Soldier John Wise.
    • Mary Ella Thornton, wife of James Edgar Brooks Jr (258 KB)
      Her father was Milton Elijah Thornton and her mother was Bessie Mae Hood. This focus on the Thorntons as they migrated out of Georgia into Elmore County Alabama. Milton's mother was Mary Angeline Partridge.
    • Hood - Thornton - Brooks - Smith (29 KB)
      Tracking family from North Carolina to Alabama through Tennesssee
    • Hans Brooks of Holland 1800 (25 KB)
      John Brooks born 1837 to a father from Holland and a mother from France is what is found on the 1860 census when young John is a boarder in a home in Giles County Tennessee, where he met and married Roxanna Smith. Roxanna had a son named John who married Annie Clark Ballard and Annie then named a son James Edgar Brooks.
    • Brooks Genealogy Memo (5 KB)
      My research and a few extra notes
    • Brooks - followup (5 KB)
      John Brooks born 1837 to a father from Holland and a mother from France is what is found on the 1860 census when young John is a boarder in a home in Giles County Tennessee, where he met and married Roxanna Smith. Roxanna had a son named John who married Annie Clark Ballard and Annie then named a son James Edgar Brooks. Annie's father was James Cal Ballard. Roxanna's father was Thomas Smith and her mother was Caroline Bond...............James Edgar Brooks married Susie Mae Cooper, the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Carter and Levi Benjamin Cooper........Susie named her son James Edgar Brooks Jr. in 1927.
    • Stokes Cemetery on Bozeman Land- Hope Hull (39 KB)
      Jesse Bozeman's daughter Lacy is buried here near her husband Thomas Randolph Carter, a Civil War Soldier, and the grandson of Am Rev Soldier, Captain John Carter... Jesse's father was Peter Bozeman a soldier in the American Revolution. Lacy and some of the children died in an epidemic. Jesse and his wife's tombstones have been separated by a large tree and the stones are broken. The top of Thomas' monument has fallen to the side but Lacy's monument stands tall. The Carters and Bozemans once owned large plantations here. Peter Bozemans grave was not found ( yet ) In fact Jesse's brother William Henry Bozeman was Kathy's ggg grandfather and his grave is not found ( yet )
    • Ballard, James Cal of Tennessee (80 KB)
      Father of Annie Clark Ballard Brooks was married to Eudora Craig in Tennessee. Parents of James Ballard were Rowena Densy Baxter and Larken Francis Ballard born about 1830 in Tennessee long before the Trail of Tears began.
    • Brooks and Smith of Tennessee (150 KB)
      Another family researcher has a beautiful webpage to share.
    • Bond, John Baptist (80 KB)
      Father of Caroline Bond Smith was married to Catherine Stone - Caroline Bond married probably 3 times in Tennessee but her first husband Thomas Smith was the father of Roxanna Smith - Brooks. Notes on this page include Henry Smith, father of Thomas and then the Ballards of North Carolina - Larken Ballard's mother was Kizziah Dickens.
    • Tombstones (2 KB)
      Baxley, Holt, Hood, Thornton in Elmore County
    • Pictures and Letters (55 KB)
      James Brooks letter of WWI, pictures and letters
    • Lee and Cooper in 1840 Chambers County AL (107 KB)
      Elijah Lee born 1777 married Malinda Phillips and their daughter Sarah F. Lee married Charner P Cooper in Chambers County. Charner's parents were "Alsey" and Andrew Cooper of South Carolina. Charner's son was Levi Benjamin Cooper who ended up working in Hope Hull on a farm owned by Thomas Randolph Carter and married the man's daughter.
    • John and Roxanna Brooks families (155 KB)
      listing
    • Carter, Thomas Randolph (47 KB)
      Hope Hull visit to find the tombstone of the grandfather of Susie Mae Cooper Brooks and he was the great grandfather of James Edgar Brooks Jr.
    • Tombstones (41 KB)
      Annie Ballard and James Brooks, Susie Cooper, Elijah Lee, several tombstones found in Alabama
    • Photos (4 KB)
      Scanned photos of people and their tombstones
    • Tombstones (1 KB)
      Annie Ballard and James Brooks, Susie Cooper, Elijah Lee, several tombstones found in Alabama
    • Baxter, Rowena Densy (20 KB)
      Grandmother of Annie Clark Ballard Brooks and great great grandmother of Charlie
    • Kathy Brooks Kin (38 KB)
      Cochran and Carter, Bozeman and McClain notes
    • Thomas Randolph Carter born 1820 SC (6 KB)
      Civil War Records............father of Sarah Elizabeth Carter Cooper ..........grandfather of Susie Mae Cooper Brooks.
    • 1786 Marriages (66 KB)
      Peter Bozeman and Sarah Brown were the parents of Jesse and William Henry Bozeman, plus another son named Peter E. Bozeman who married Gilly
    • Partridge, Mary Angeline (4 KB)
      Parents of Angeline were Mildred Smith and George Partridge of Georgia. Her husband was George Thornton of Georgia and his parents were Nancy Katherine Culpepper and Charles Thornton. Nancy's mother was Martha Blackstone born 1814 Georgia, long before the Trail of Tears.
    • File (4 KB)
      Files
    • Miscellaneous (22 KB)
      Research Notes
    • Joe Stephens -Civil War (4 KB)
      Joe and Sarah Mills Stephens of Montgomery had a daughter Alice who married John T Bozeman but she died soon after giving birth to their 4th child.
    • Cooper and Lee (49 KB)
      Chambers County Records
    • Colonial Records (3 KB)
      Saving a few documents relating to my ancestors.
    • Herriford of Virginia (50 KB)
      Mary Josephine Hereferd was the second wife of Thomas Randolph Carter and their daughter was Sarah Elizabeth Carter - Cooper ( mother of Mamaw ). When Thomas died, Mary had him buried by his first wife Lacy Bozeman and their children.
    • Cooper in Civil War (86 KB)
      Father of Levi Cooper
    • Anderson in Civil War (30 KB)
      Father of Nancy
    • Carter in Civil War (9 KB)
      T. R. Carter father of Sarah
     
     
    Some of my related land records - The search feature used is linked below but not all states are online yet.

    The standard search feature can be used by date only, enter a year like 1800 - check All States and see what comes up :)

    Happy Hunting.
    Researching my many family surnames on census images, that I have subscribed to and paid for, and preserved for future reference, for additions or corrections, on my own webpages.
     
    Your Alabama Counties online
     
     
     
    Cochran and Westbrook
     
     
    Grauer, Westbrook, Braswell, Glass, Porter, Etheridge in 1830-1840-1850-MARENGO County
     
     
     
    Montgomery 1860
     
    Anderson
     
    1830 Alabama Counties
     
    1850 Alabama Counties
     
    1850 Macon County online
     
     
    1860 Prattville and Robinson Springs
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Tracing my loved ones and my elders across the deep south.

    Click on Refresh page when a link fails to open in your browser.

    Our early Pioneers traveled through Indian Territories, and even lived among them or intermarried. Some were Indian Traders, or agents and the history of that time is really fascinating.

    The old maps help us realize what their journey was like. For a long time South Carolina was part of North Carolina as only the coast was being settled by the whites. Before Mississippi Territory included Alabama, all of that area was previously called Louisiana and was home to several tribes.

    Many were forced to leave for Oklahoma in the 1830's but many were hidden in the hills or protected by their white spouses.


    While mine were never traced to any Indian Roll, some of their relatives were.

    They were excellent farmers until the Civil War and Wilson's Raiders destroyed much of the south and our elders had to start all over again.

    Today when we ride through Wetumpka, down Red Land Road or visit the indian mound at Fort Toulouse, and then pass by Pickett Springs after crossing the Tallapoosa River, and passing Red Eagle Farm, or play in Line Creek, then travel the old Meriweather Trail through Montgomery, or perhaps Coosada, Tallassee, Tuskegee, we can only imagine what the area was like 200 years ago for our ancestors.

    I am standing in those old footprints.
    • Map (44 KB)
      1779 Cheraws District South Carolina
    • Tombstone of George Little (152 KB)
      From Scotland to South Carolina's Continental Army
    • Civil War (40 KB)
      Benjamin Wylie Coonfield in the Indiana Infantry
    • Map (39 KB)
      1818 Cheraws, Darlington County, South Carolina
    • Map of Georgia (202 KB)
      1796
    • Georgia Rangers (74 KB)
      Charles Weatherford
    • Map (275 KB)
      1779 North Carolina includes the Peedee River running into South Carolina from Bladen County
    • Map of Georgia (377 KB)
      1822
    • Civil War (306 KB)
      Baxley Pension Request
    • Map (263 KB)
      1780 North Carolina, excellent view of the counties and state boundaries
    • Map (189 KB)
      Indian Villages of Alabama
    • Civil War (20 KB)
      Discharge paper of J W Little
    • Map (233 KB)
      1781 map of the south before Alabama and includes the many indian tribal locations
    • Map (255 KB)
      1747 Georgia and the Carolinas
    • Civil War (135 KB)
      Partridge in the Georgia Militia
    • Map (259 KB)
      1814 Mississippi Territory
    • Map (134 KB)
      1820 Alabama
    • Tennessee (7 KB)
      John Dickens
    • Map (336 KB)
      1839 Map of Southern States with Counties
    • Map (141 KB)
      1830 Alabama
    • Charles Brooks (28 KB)
      1972 in his parent's swing
    • Map (559 KB)
      Map of Native Tribal Lands
    • Map (218 KB)
      Forts of Alabama
    • Frank and Anne (54 KB)
      Arizona
    • Weatherford (178 KB)
      Martin Weatherford of VA in GA history, father of Charles
    • Map (36 KB)
      Land Offices in Alabama
    • Frank and Anne's daughter (47 KB)
      from Broken Arrow
    • Civil War (121 KB)
      Jacob Cochran in the Ohio Infantry
    • Frank and Anne (23 KB)
      Tulsa

    Native Americans of South Carolina
    VERY IMPORTANT FIND: 1719 South Carolina Assembly in determining who should be "indian" for tax purposes (Indian slaves were adjudged at a lower tax rate than negro slaves..so the idea is to get as much tax as possible...remember, censuses were also intended to assess the taxable citizens in any given area, so race was determined by what the census enumerator felt that the person should be taxed as.) The Act passed that year stated "And for preventing all doubts and scruples that may arise what ought to be rated on mustees, mulattoes, etc. all such slaves not entirely Indian should be accounted as negro." Inference: persons of Indian blood less than full-blood would be legally documented as "negro". It is apparent that by the time of the founding of Fort Christana at the NC/VA border, a large segment of the Siouan/Tuscarora/Algonquin Indians which were settled there and put to work as miners, were already mixed with white and Portuguese blood. By the time of the closing of the Fort, and the migrating of these Indian mixed-bloods to the shores of the Pamunkey River at around 1720, many of the families were so mixed and acculturated, that they were no longer legally or socially regarded as "Indian"....of course, they still had a high degree of Indian blood, and a strong Indian identity, but for the most part they went about their lives much like their white neighbors, farming, raising cattle, acquiring and titles, etc.

    By the 1750's when these Christian, English-speaking, literate, industrious, mixed-blood families began to spread to southern NC and northern SC, those white colonists didn't know what to do with these people. Usually when they 'toed-the-line' socially, financially, and legally, these is little documentation to distinguish them from their white neighbors... its only when someone crosses the line that their is some legal case, tax dispute, violent confrontation, etc., etc., which of course documents these peoples' ancestry in the darkest possible light.

    The single most important point here is this.......it wasn't the "mixed-blood" factor that held these people together as separate communities (there are many families of mixed black/white ancestry or white/Indian ancestry that melted into the larger white or black population) ... it wasn't the Portuguese ancestry that held these people together as separate communities (many of the families did not claim Portuguese ancestry, and the majority did not claim it as their first choice of racial identity)...it was the Indian ancestry that was the identity and motivating factor which caused them to live separately from their white and black neighbors.

    http://sciway3.net/clark/freemoors/NativeAmericans.html
    Researching Brooks, Ballard, Baxter, Ward out of the 1700s Carolinas into Tennessee and Alabama along with the Fenn families of Alabama into Texas and back again.

    When the land in Texas was offered to the whites at two dollars an acre, many families moved to try it out but eventually returned to their home land

    *****
    Lawrence County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions."
    Lawrence County was formed mostly from Indian territory as a result of the Treaty of 1816 with the Chickasaw Indians, and Hickman County and a small portion of Giles County.***
    One of the first commissioners and justices of the peace from Lawrence County was David Crockett. He ran a water-powered grist mill, powder mill and distillery in the area of the county that is now David Crockett State Park. Although he was only here for four or five years, David Crockett had a tremendous impact on the county and is a main attraction for tourists.


    In addition to the county seat of Lawrenceburg, other primary communities are presently Summertown, Henryville, Ethridge, Leoma, Loretto, St. Joe, West Point, and Iron City. Most of these were once major towns and their existence came about either because of Jackson's Military Road or due to iron ore mining.

    Several people have influenced Lawrence County's history. Colonel George Henry Nixon was Colonel during the Civil War, a politician, and the person most responsible for the railroad coming to Lawrence County. James Jackson Pennington was our most famous inventor having invented and patented a working model of an "Aerial Bird" -- similar to a zeppelin -- in 1877. Thomas Paine was a lawyer, politician, and teacher, but most important, he was appointed the first Commissioner of Education in Tennessee in the 1880's by the Governor. During this time he helped develop the public education system. In 1899 Paine was appointed Commissioner of Agriculture. James D. Vaughan transformed Lawrenceburg into the undisputed capital of Gospel Music in America. People came from all over the south to attend his school of music. Vaughan Publishing Company printed gospel music books and had branch offices in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas.

    • 1920 John Brooks in Alabama (768 KB)
      John Brooks and Annie Ballard in Montgomery Alabama
    • Ballard and Baxter in 1850 Lewis Tennesee (770 KB)
      Finding Larkin Ballard and his inlaws appear on the same page. It is Larkins' granddaughter Anna thru James Ballard who married John Brooks in TN and had our James Edgar Brooks later found in Montgomery Alabama
    • 1860 R P Smith in Mt Pleasant, Maury TN (613 KB)
      Caroline Bond Smith has remarried to John Cox....it shows her children living in this household as Smith before Roxanna Permilia married John Brooks.
    • 1910 Montague Texas Thomas Fenn (617 KB)
      Thomas of Alabama with wife Lula. Thomas was son of John and Emeline Fenn, born in Tuskegee AL
    • WWI draft card registration (24 KB)
      James Edgar Brooks
    • 1900 Emily Fenn (782 KB)
      mother of Thomas and William Fenn, wife of John, she is found in Russell Alabama living with her grandson by Ida, young W O Murry and his wife Annie Fletcher Murry. Emily was known as Emiline Harrell born in Macon Georgia where she married John Fann and they later moved into Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama having William, Madison, Thomas, Ida in the 1850s.
    • 1930 James Brooks in Montgomery AL (1086 KB)
      with wife Susie Mae Cooper and James Jr
    • 1880 David Craig (966 KB)
      Lawrence Tennessee - this family connects to Annie Ballard Brooks
    • Rebecca Caroline Pennington (587 KB)
      1860 Lawrence Tennessee - She married Wm Craig and they had Willie Eudora Craig who married James Ballard. The Ballards had Anna Ballard who married John Brooks and Anna had James Edgar Brooks who went to Montgomery Alabama and then married Susie Mae Cooper ( Mamaw )
    • 1880 Anna Ballard (1002 KB)
      Lawrence Tennessee with many relatives living around them.
    • 1900 Anna Ballard Brooks (885 KB)
      Lawrence Tennessee - with husband and baby Edgar. Her father James Ballard is at the bottom of this page.
    • 1860 John Brooks (643 KB)
      Giles Tennessee, working as a tailor, John is from Pennsylvania
    • 1880 John Brooks in Texas (833 KB)
      shows his father from Holland
    • Elzira to Jacob Cochran (9 KB)
      This letter was posted on the Iowa State GenWeb page about our ancestors moving from Ohio to Iowa by wagon and about their life there
    • A few of my own notes (793 KB)
      Preserving my notes on webpages, for your perusal so do not take without saying thank you for our hard work and years of study.
    Tracking our roots, cross country. Many records or legal documents were lost when courthouses were burned, during the war, yet there were many adoptions or marriages that were never legalized as people simply changed their last name. Alabama didn't even start recording birth certificates until about 1908 and Kansas had a lot of errors on the birth certificates of my family...Nicknames confuse the process and back then there were many Buds, Marys, Pollys, Dolly, Sallys, Kitty, Bettie, and usually these nicknames had nothing to do with their legal name, and often times the legal name was totally forgotten by relatives and friends. Mom heard that her dad was often called Nick. His mother's name was Anna Lou yet called Annie Lee. This causes many errors on legal documents such as their death certificate...Cecil's death certificate shows his wife was Ellie McLain but she was legally named Alice Emma McClain and her mom called her by Emmer. Her great grandpa James McClain married a woman only known as Anna and we ask why didn't anyone ask about her maiden name or did she have an indian name before she got married....My Uncle Mat Fenn is listed as Mathew at the cemetery yet his real name was Madison and his mother Emeline was shown as Emily on the census records plus his sister Ida Fenn was listed as Ida Fennel; Fenn was actually Fann in the 1700s. Then I believe that my grandpa William Frank Fenn was really named Franklin... My Dad was Frank but was mostly known as Bud. My Uncle Cecil was mainly known as Junior. My grandmother Luella was called Lue or Rue while her sister Amy Marie was known as Aunt Mae. Luella's death certificate shows her mother's name was Gladys but it was Lattie Cedonia. My grandpa Carter's death certificate shows his wife's name as Ellie but it was Alice Emma and I always heard that her name was Emily. My husband's Aunt Billie was legally named Glennie Thornton and her sister Tutor was legally named Loraine, so I guess very few knew.
    Then some liked to use their middle name, like my Uncle Billy preferred to be called Larry...Another issue we deal with is when those native americans were baptised, they were given an English name, so if you were searching the indian rolls, which name would be used? Some just married an indian and "gave" them a Christian name...Indians also liked hearing new names and simply switched names on their own. Plus we had other families who enjoyed changing the spelling of their name like McClain became McLain/McLean/Mc Lane, or the Cochran became Cochrane and Boseman became Bozeman or Boozman or even Bosman and once found on a census looking like Bogeman and then Brooke became Brooks.
    Think about Pocahontas - she was called Rebekah. Sequoyah's real name was George Guess, which was derived from Guest or Guist and we find Gist among our relatives in the Carolinas about 1800. Chief Red Eagle was really William Weatherford, the son of Charles, yet some say previous generations spelled it as Whitherford. Then about Chief Powhatan, nobody will ever know the many names of his wives and children, nor where they migrated and the Little/ Weatherford research of Kentucky had focused on a young indian bride named Cleopatra.Few had education, could not read nor write, did not know their date of birth and many did not know their parents nor where they came from. My granny Lorena, known as Aunt Rena, had her numbers mixed up on several papers, but much of her time was spent out on the farm and not in a classroom. Her son Charles Henderson could not read nor write, signed his name with an X mark and he is buried in an indian cemetery near Fort Mitchell. Then we have the prejudiced census takers who wrote down only what they heard instead of the official spelling of names or even the racial problems they had, like the only races were black or white, and anything other than that would be called Mulatto, which really is not fair to the Native Americans that we are seeking. Indians
     
    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.
    Father of Peter, James and John and possibly a Jesse, Ralph and Paul. Mordecai's wife is a mystery, but suspected to be the widow Elizabeth discussed in S C Archives.

    Rev. Bozeman mentions Mordicai in Sketches of the Bozeman
    Family, 1885. "MORDICAI BOZEMAN - 1735. - DARLINGTON CO.,
    SOUTH CAROLINA A native of North Carolina, born about 1735.
    His sons were:
    1. Peter Bozeman, born about 1758; a soldier in the Revolution on the side of American independence and Moved to Alabama.
    2. John Bozeman, born about 1760; soldier in the Revolution with his brother.
    3. James Bozeman, born about 1766; lived in Darlington
    county, South Carolina; married Elizabeth Flowers."..and named their sons Jesse, John, James, and Henry.

    We also know that Mordicai served in the American Revolution in SC. ..... We do not know Mordicai's parents. Based on his birth date of 1735 in North Carolina, he could be a brother of James Bozeman of Edgecombe County. He could also be a brother of Samuel Edward Bozeman ( father of Lewis and grandfather of Philemon who moved to Covington Alabama.) Of course that would make him the son of Mary White and Samuel Bozeman and Mary did have a brother named Mordecai White, so it seems logical that Mary was his mother.

    Two pay vouchers for Mordecai's service in the Militia plus his name in the South Carolina history books about the Revolution. Mordecai served in Marion's Brigade with Peter, Paul, John, Ralph and Phillip.

    Description: BOSEMAN, MORDECAI, ACCOUNT AUDITED
    (FILE NO. 626) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT OF
    THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Names Indexed: BOSEMAN, MORDECAI/

    In 1826 Peter's land in SC was being surveyed - must be the year he began his journey to Alabama with all of his children and their families. His brother John had already bought land in Mississippi in 1823 with his indian bride.

    Peter was on census in the Cheraws District of Darlington SC in 1790-1800-1810 but he moved to Alabama after 1820. In 1800 his neighbor was Jesse Bozeman, obviously a brother or some kin but do not rule out the possibility he was Mordecai - because Peter did name a son Jesse M. - maybe after his father. No Land Grant was found for Mordecai but this Jesse received 640 acres and to be living so close to Peter makes one wonder who he really was.

    Peter's widow Sarah probably died in 1838 when her son Jesse started to divide the land. However her first born son Meady may have died about 1827 and never appeared on the estate. However there was a Vincent Joiner signing in 1829 by Sarah's name so was he married to one of Peter's other daughters? The 1790 census did show 4 females in his home.

    Her son William Henry also named a son Peter Edward Bozeman and it is possible that the name Edward is passed on by the ancestors of Mordecai, thus my thinking we connect to Samuel Edward Bozeman.

    William Henry had a brother named Peter E who married Gilly and moved to Louisiana, and Jesse was the administrator of his estate.

    When William Henry died, brother Jesse, was also administrator of that estate. William's heirs were named in that estate and his wife received a Writ of Dower to keep her home.
     


    Moved to Alabama after 1820 with his son William Henry and others. William Henry Bozeman born about 1800,

    had a son named Peter Edward Bozeman who married Nancy Jane Anderson

     in Ramer Alabama. She was the daughter of Lavinia Jane Sellers and Elijah Anderson.

    William Henry had brothers, Meady, Jesse and Peter and a sister Lucy.

    William Henry named his sons Peter, John Thomas and Meady.

    =====================
    ......................................................

    ............................................................................

    Not much is known about Mordicai Bozeman. Rev. Bozeman

     mentions Mordicai in Sketches of the Bozeman Family, 1885.

     "MORDICAI BOZEMAN - 1735. - DARLINGTON CO., SOUTH CAROLINA

    A native of North Carolina, born about 1735.

    His sons were: 1. Peter Bozeman, born about 1758; a soldier in the

    Revolution on the side of American independence. Moved to Alabama. 2. John Bozeman, born about 1760; soldier in the Revolution with his brother.

     3. James Bozeman, born about 1766; lived in Darlington county, South Carolina; married Elizabeth Flowers.".............................. We also know that Mordicai

    served in the American Revolution in SC. ....................... We do not know Mordicai's parents.

     Based on his birth date of 1735 in North Carolina, he could be a

     brother of James Bozeman of Edgecombe County. He could also be a brother of Samuel Bozeman. He could also be a brother of Benjamin Bozeman of Southampton County, VA..............1837 Land Records of Alabama show a Peter E Bozeman !!!----

    HOWEVER there were two purchases that day so did Peter buy two farms or were there two different Peters in the same town????---===========

    == PETER E BOZEMAN Land Office: CAHABA Document Number: 28965 Total Acres: 39.875

    Signature: Yes Canceled Document: No Issue Date: August 09, 1837 Mineral Rights Reserved:

    No Metes and Bounds: No Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566 Multiple Warantee Names:

     No Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820 Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification:

     Sale-Cash Entries Land Description: 1 SENW ST STEPHENS No 13N 18E 34 =====================================

    =====================================

    =====================================

    =====================================

    ===================== Series Number: S108092 Reel: 0011 Frame:

    00289 ignore: 00 Date: 1776 C. OR LATER


    Description: BOSEMAN, MORDECAI, ACCOUNT AUDITED (FILE NO. 626) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT

     OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

    Names Indexed: BOSEMAN, MORDECAI/

     When William Henry Bozeman died about 1847, the estate was divided amongst his heirs and they began
    selling it off to
    Thomas Randolph Carter who had married Lacy Jane Bozeman,
    the daughter of Jesse M. Bozeman.
    Then Gilly Bozeman, wife of Peter born 1807 wrote to Jesse asking him to be her attorney when Peter died.
     
    So many limbs and branches to study in this family tree!

    Our Stone - Fenn - Carter family might connect to this guy but we will move on to other research for now...like the Bozeman, McClain, Anderson, Sellers, who joined them in Alabama. These families began in Virginia and spent over one hundred years traveling into the Carolinas and Georgia living among the indians, and we find them in Ramer, Montgomery County, Alabama living among many non white families. Our indian blood is very real.



    Name: William A Stone
    Age: 26
    Estimated birth year: 1903
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Relation to Head-of-house: Lodger
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia


    Image Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia;
    Roll: T626_377; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0795.


    note: william a stone is shown as a lodger at the springer? hotel on
    tenth street...
    single...born in georgia...father born in alabama...mother born
    in south carolina...
    professional player (i think that is what it states) /
    baseball...

    internet sources show William Arthur "Tige" Stone played one season in 1923 for the St Louis Cardinals...he attended Mercer University and he died in Jacksonville Florida in 1960.
     
    • 1850 Seaborn Anderson (486 KB)
      Alabama census shows the father and mother( Lavinia Jane Sellers) of Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman.
    • 1910 census Dublin Alabama (280 KB)
      shows us J T Bozeman on his 3rd marriage to Samantha Faulk who is on her second marriage; they are white. Notice the nearby Dillard family is listed as black and note that John's brother Peter married a Dillard. John had 40 acres, probably left to him by his father Peter Bozeman. Note the many NON white families around them.
    • 1910 William and Eva Dakota Fenn (370 KB)
      William was born 1855 Tuskeegee Alabama and died in Montgomery in 1922. His sons are still with him, Frank jr, Arthur Lee, Emmett, but still no sign of Robert Lee Fenn yet we found his grave next to Frank jr. Carrie is not listed so she must be living in another household or gone to visit her mom Annie in Macon GA; her marriage record is not yet found. William Fenn managed his cousin Matthew Fenn's plantation in Eufaula until he moved into Montgomery.
    • 1830 Eleazor Brack (449 KB)
      Wilkinson Georgia census - his daughter Lavinia Brack married Elijah Anderson and had Levinia Anderson who married William Calvin Sellers.
    • 1790 census of Peter Bozeman (270 KB)
      in Cheraw, Charleston South Carolina after he fought in the American Revolution. notice two Witherford families nearby.
    • 1840 Benjamin Wilburn Stone (716 KB)
      son of Michael Stone, father of Augustus M Stone, and grandfather to Anna Lou Stone Fenn Carter
    • 1930 Cecil Earl Fenn Carter (3 KB)
      Enlisted from GA he is in Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas working at Beaumont Hospital, still a single man but he married Emma Alice McClain before 1932 when their first son was born. Cecil was apparently adopted about 1910 when his mother remarried to a Carter in Macon GA. Cecil Earl died on Columbus Street in Montgomery AL in 1939
    • 1800 William Sellers (20 KB)
      Marlboro District South Carolina
    • 1870 Peter Bozeman (696 KB)
      found in Montgomery Alabama; wife Nancy Jane Anderson we found buried at Greenwood Cemetery. They had Peter and John + several more children.
    • Cochran Marriage License (192 KB)
      Luella and Frank Delbert Cochran 1914
    • Death Certificate of Cecil Earl (216 KB)
      Proof of his parentage! His military records describe him with dark ruddy complexion, with dark hair and dark eyes.
    • 1790 Elijah Anderson (346 KB)
      South Carolina
    • WWI Millard Milton Bozeman (222 KB)
      son of Peter and Nancy Jane
    • 1910 Charles McClain and Lorena Bozeman (136 KB)
      Married with child Lillie, and living with his mother Elizabeth and her new husband John Gardner in Montgomery County Alabama. Apparently the father of Charles ( Josiah Marion McClain ) had passed away. Josiah descends from his father James, to Josiah to Charles McClain of Virginia who had married Elizabeth Moon and they had moved into South Carolina by 1800. Charles was very dark but his hair turned white at a very young age - his sons were also very dark complected.
    • 1830 Eleazor Brack (446 KB)
      now in Wilkinson Georgia
    • WWI Mead G Bozeman (208 KB)
      son of Peter and Nancy Jane is also buried at Greenwood Cemetery only a few graves away from William Franklin Fenn's grave.
    • Stephens came to Alabama (276 KB)
      from Florida to North Carolina and back through GA, a Cherokee family settled in Ramer Alabama
    • 1900 Alabama census (283 KB)
      Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman living with J T Bozeman
    • WWI Rollie Bozeman (200 KB)
      son of Peter's son John and Alice Stephens
    • Annie Lee "Alice" Carter (69 KB)
      Results from all of the other ancestors she was born in 1934 with black hair and black eyes, a Cherokee.
    • 1920 Wm Frank Fenn Jr with Neva Mae Walraven (300 KB)
      Montgomery AL census shows them on McDonough Street near Columbus Street - we know his brother Cecil Earl died on Columbus Street in 1939.
    • WWI Jesse Bozeman (211 KB)
      son of Peter's son John and other wife Ellen Bean
    • Death Certificate of Annie Carter (440 KB)
      Anne Carter Cochran
    • 1900 Wm Franklin Fenn Sr with Annie Lou Stone (327 KB)
      Thompson Station Alabama apparently Cecil Earl was not born yet
    • WWI Jefferson Richardson Bozeman (219 KB)
      could be the son of Joseph Bozeman and Josephine Wood and/or the brother of Nathan Bozeman - this line may connect to DAR Patriot Ralph Bozeman of Bladen County North Carolina
    • 1800 Charles McClain (192 KB)
      South Carolina census , father of Josiah who had James who had Josiah Marion McClain who married Elizabeth and had Charles Allen McClain.
    • 1870 John Fenn and Emeline Harrell (521 KB)
      from Macon Georgia to Macon Alabama, they had Wm Franklin Fenn in 1855, and John descends from John Fann and Mary Stone of Virginia thru their son Henry Fann to Zachariah ( Rev War ), Travis to Elijah Fann who married Martha Rich in Burke County Georgia in 1807...John and Emeline also had children named Madisen, Thomas, Ida.
    • 1810 Charles Weatherford (329 KB)
      Charlotte Virginia...could this be the same father of Catherine G Weatherford and also the father of Chief Red Eagle....do we have the correct connection
    • Death Certificate of Wm Franklin Fenn (449 KB)
      Proof of his parentage and birthplace
    • 1920 Eva Finn and William Frank Finn in Montgomery (499 KB)
      William was born 1855 Tuskeegee Alabama and died in Montgomery in 1922. They are found living on Commerce Street with his son Emmett and his daughter Carlyn or Carrie, who still shows up as a Single Person.... He must have been sickly at this point. His grave is found in Greenwood Cemetery, next to Emmett and next to his brother Madison who was often called Uncle Matt.
    • 1900 Nancy Bozeman Adaway (283 KB)
      apparently took in her siblings when their parents passed away.
    Native American Research in Tennessee of our ancestors: John Brooks of Holland and John Smith of Virginia who's families ended up around Maury County ....

    George Washington to Edmund Randolph, October 10, 1791


    Mount Vernon, October 10, 1791.

    Sir,

    By the Post of Friday, I received your communications of the 1st. instant; and, from the character of Mr. Campbell I am glad to hear he is disposed to act as attorney for the district of Virginia; and that you had forwarded the commission to him for that purpose. Also, that a pardon had been sent to Samuel Dodge, as it appears that his errors were unintentional.

    It is my wish and desire that you would examine the Laws of the General Government which have relation to Indian affairs, that is, for the purpose of securing their lands to them; Restraining States or Individuals from purchasing their lands, and forbidding unauthorized intercourse in their dealing with them. And moreover, that you would suggest such auxiliary Laws as will supply the defects of those which are in being, thereby enabling the Executive to enforce obedience.

    If Congress expect to live in peace with the neighbouring Indians and to avoid the expenses and horrors of continual hostilities, such a measure will be found indispensably necessary; for unless adequate penalties are provided, that will check the spirit of speculation in lands and will enable the Executive to carry them into effect, this Country will be constantly embroiled with, and appear faithless in the eyes not only of the Indians but of the neighboring powers also. For, notwithstanding the existing laws, solemn Treaties, and Proclamations which have been issued to enforce a compliance with both, and some attempts of the Government s. west of the Ohio to restrain their proceedings, The agents for the Tennessee Company1 are at this moment by public advertisements under the signature of a Zachariah Cox encouraging by offers of land and other inducements, a settlement at the Mussle-Shoals, and is likely to obtain Emigrants for that purpose altho? there is good evidence, that the measure is disapproved by the Creeks and Cherokees; and it is presumed is so likewise by the Chicasaws and Choctaws, unless they have been imposed upon by assurances that trade is the only object in view by the Establishment.

    I am Sir,
    Your most obedt hble Servt
    GoWashington
    To
    The Attorney Genl
    of the UStates

    _______
    Source : Library of Congress, American Memory, The George Washington Papers.

    _______
    1. The Tennessee Company referred to was one of three land companies in Georgia?s Yazoo land fraud. In 1789, the South Carolina Yazoo Company, the Virginia Yazoo Company, and the Tennessee Company were formed to buy land from the Georgia Assembly. For lack of good money the deal was not completed. In 1794, four new Yazoo companies, the Georgia Company, the Georgia-Mississippi Company, the Upper Mississippi Company, and the Tennessee Company managed to obtain through bribery, a vast amount of acreage, later this deal was voided. (See map)

    These companies were granting land in Indian territory. Therefore, their grantees would be intruders. Most grant records of these companies have been destroyed.

    • 1920 Madison Fenn on Commerce Street, Montg, AL (817 KB)
      he is Carrie's Uncle Mat or our great grandfather Wm F Fenn's brother who died in 1927 and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery by Wm F Fenn and near Emmett Fenn. Whomever buried Uncle Mat listed him as Matthew A Fenn, so they did not know much about the family's real names. Madison was a night watchman at a grocery store, according to this census, being widowed as his wife had died in Texas, prompting his return to Alabama. There is also a Rewis family on this census which we later find connected with Emmett Fenn.
    • 1930 James Brooks and Susie Mae Cooper (1086 KB)
      Montgomery Alabama census... John BROOKS Self M Male W 42 PA Farmer HOLLAND FRANCE P. R. BROOKS Wife M Female W 38 TN Keeping House TN TN Nora C. BROOKS Dau S Female W 18 TN At Home PA TN Walter H. BROOKS Son S Male W 13 TN At Home PA TN John H. BROOKS Son S Male W 7 TX PA TN Lula C. BROOKS Dau S Female W 5 TX PA TN ... W. BROOKS Son S Male W 3 TX PA TN -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ Source Information: Census Place Precinct 1, Lamar, Texas.
    • 1930 Uncle Wm Frank Fenn near Highland Avenue (998 KB)
      Carrie's brother, also brother of our grandpa Cecil Earl Fenn Carter. Uncle Frank, his wife Neva Mae Walraven, and her mother are living between Panama Street and Highland Avenue. He works on the railroad, like his brother Emmett. Uncle Frank later buys land in Coosada on Airport Road and has a family cemetery which includes his brother Robert's grave. The land later becomes Coosada Elementary School. Some is donated to the church for a cemetery. This is where cousin Martha remembered her mom, Neva, boiling Frank's workclothes in a pot outside from his job on the railroad. There was once a housefire where they lost many of their family photos and mementos, but one son remembered Frank having a photo of a guy in baseball uniform signed by Wm Arthur "Tige" Stone.
    • 1920 Susie Mae Cooper (763 KB)
      Montgomery Alabama census with her mother Sallie E Carter, widow of Thomas R Carter and his first marriage was to Lacy Bozeman
    • 1930 Eva Dakota Fenn on McDonough Stree (21 KB)
      She is now alone. At some point she moved in with her stepson Wm Frank Fenn Jr because my mother in law Mary Ella Brooks knew her and actually took her in when Eva and Frank did not get along. This might have happened in Montgomery before they all moved to Elmore County but yes, Mary Ella took care of the lady !! What a small world we live in < smiles >
    • WWI Draft Registration Card (24 KB)
      James Edgar Brooks is in Forsyth Georgia so is he in our line?
    • 1820 Elijah Fann/ Fenn in Laurens Georgia (407 KB)
      One of our great great grandfathers....married to Martha Rich and had John who ended up in Tuskegee Alabama and had a son named William Frank Fenn . Elijah's ancestors came down through the Carolinas and the wars and some were listed on the Georgia land lottery - such amazing history here !!
    • 1910 James E Brooks in Montgomery AL (384 KB)
      on Hull Street with father in law listed as Crawford, children John and Dorothy....?W. P. BROOKS Self M Male W 55 TN Farmer NC VA Carrie BROOKS Wife M Female W 33 TN Keeps House TN TN John D. BROOKS Son M Male W 25 TN Mule Trader TN TN Roxanna BROOKS DauL M Female W 22 TN At Home TN TN Walter BROOKS Son S Male W 19 TN Farm Laborer TN TN Rolla BROOKS Son S Male W 5 TN TN TN Lilly BROOKS Dau S Female W 3 TN TN TN Kate JONES Other D Female B 35 TN Dom. Servant TN TN Oscar JONES Other S Male B 3 TN TN TN -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ Source Information: Census Place District 16, Maury, Tennessee
    • 1930 Mary Ella Thornton ( married J E Brooks ) (855 KB)
      age 3 with her parents Milton Elijah and Bessie Thornton on Park Avenue in Chisholm, Montgomery County Alabama
    • 1850 Cooper (93 KB)
      Chambers Alabama Alsey Cooper is widowed with children in Chambers..
    • 1910 Wesley Allan Hood, father of Bessie Thornton (342 KB)
      Elmore County Census shows Mary Ella's grandfather but Bessie is listed on page two with her two brothers
    • John Thomas Bozeman photo (386 KB)
      father of Lorena, husband of Alice Stephens... Peter E. BOZEMAN Self M Male W 46 AL Farmer SC SC Nancy J. BOZEMAN Wife M Female W 34 AL Keeping House AL GA John Thos. BOZEMAN Son S Male W 14 AL Field Hand AL AL Peter J. BOZEMAN Son S Male W 12 AL Field Hand AL AL Corintha BOZEMAN Dau S Female W 10 AL AL AL Robt. H. BOZEMAN Son S Male W 8 AL AL AL Martha J. F. BOZEMAN Dau S Female W 5 AL AL AL Allie Lucie BOZEMAN Dau S Female W 2 AL AL AL George M. BOZEMAN Son S Male W 1 AL AL AL -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ Source Information: Census Place Dublin, Montgomery, Alabama
    • 1910 Wesley Allan Hood's children listed on PAGE 2 (19 KB)
      Elmore County Census shows Mary Ella's grandfather but Bessie is listed on page two with her two brothers
    • 1930 Creek County, Oklahoma, Carrie Fenn Johnson (993 KB)
      Cousin Martha said that Aunt Carrie married a Ben Johnson and moved to Oklahoma where they had one daughter named Jean and they lived a very poor life and probably died there. Ben is shown to have been born in Texas.
    • John Brooks of Pennsylvania in Texas 1880 census (833 KB)
      Shows his father is from Holland and his mother is from France and his wife is from Tennessee. John is 42 on this document and his children are born in Texas so they have been here nearly 20 years apparently. Roxanna Permilia Smith is using P R for her name on this.
    • 1900 Choctaw Nation Texas, Ben Johnson (927 KB)
      some of Ben's siblings are born in Indian Territory but he shows born in Texas - all citizens are listed as white. There is another Johnson family living next to them. Ben's mother is born in Alabama. They must have returned later to Alabama when he met Carrie Fenn and married her and then they moved on to Oklahoma.
    • 1860 John Brooks in Giles County TENN from PENN (643 KB)
      young man is a boarder in this household, just before he married Ms Smith and then they moved on to Texas.
    • 1920 Carrie Fenn in Alabama with her father (701 KB)
      on Commerce Street with her stepmother Eva, we do not know why Carrie/ Carolyn never lived with her own mother, but her father was ill and she stayed. Her brother Emmett is also there but we do not know why they show his middle initial as J when his middle name was Marvin, but census officials were not perfect and if Eva was the person giving out the information, she probably had no clue. Eva Dakota Fenn was very young too !!
  • Brooks Ancestry (23 KB)
    family of Charles Brooks
  • John Smith, John Brooks, John Baptist Bond (17 KB)
    so many names in this line
    • Allen Wesley Hood (109 KB)
      buried in Slapout AL , brother of Bessie and Barnie - son of Ella O Hood and L Wesley Hood........could be husband of Jessie Swindall
    • Annie Clark Ballard Brooks (89 KB)
      wife of John, mother of James; the daughter of Eudora Craig and James Ballard of Lawrence TN plus her four grandparents were all born in Tennessee.
    • Brooks - Cooper headstone (69 KB)
      Greenwood Cemetery, behind the Last Supper monument; all the way to the back road of the cemetery.
    • Barnie or Buster Hood (88 KB)
      buried in Slapout AL , brother of Bessie and Allen - son of Ella O Hood and L Wesley Hood
    • Luther Vernon Ballard (72 KB)
      must have been brother to Annie as all are buried near each other in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery AL
    • R E Thornton (74 KB)
      Cains Chapel, Slapout Alabama
    • L W Hood - great great grandpa (115 KB)
      buried in Slapout AL , husband of Ella Mae O Hood and father of Bessie Mae " Bubber" Hood Thornton............Bessie named her sons Lister and James...........
    • James Edgar Brooks SR (106 KB)
      buried by his wife Susie Cooper and near his mother Annie...........we found his father JOHN buried in a different section of the cemetery; yet this section had a large marker named Cooper-Brooks located in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery AL
    • BROOKS - Mary Ella Thornton (87 KB)
      wife of James Edgar Brooks, mother of Charles Wayne Brooks; buried in Prattville Cemetery beside James and their other son John
    • Barnie Hood's wife (98 KB)
      Augusta Hood
    • Susie Mae Cooper Brooks (73 KB)
      buried by husband James Edgar Brooks Sr - Susie was known as Mamaw
    • BROOKS - James Edgar Jr (68 KB)
      beside wife Mary Ella Thornton and their son John in Prattville Cemetery - father of Charles Wayne Brooks, John Milton and Thomas Earl Brooks
    • Dorothy Hood (89 KB)
      Hood family in Slapout/ Holtville, Elmore County, Alabama - this cemetery is behind Cains Chapel Methodist Church on the corner of the intersection of Hwy 111
    • Zona Cooper (97 KB)
      buried in the Cooper Brooks plot
    • BROOKS - John Milton (73 KB)
      Johnny died young, buried by his parents James and Mary Brooks in Prattville AL
    • Jessie Swindall Hood (110 KB)
      Hood family in Slapout
    • Walter Cooper (80 KB)
      buried in the Cooper Brooks plot
    • BROOKS - Charles Wayne born 1953 (57 KB)
      son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks; buried in Millbrook Alabama at Brookside Memorial.
    • J William Thornton (83 KB)
      Thornton and Hood family in Slapout
    • Mollie Cooper (99 KB)
      buried in the Cooper Brooks plot
    • John Brooks 1880 Texas census (833 KB)
      shows his father from Holland and mother from France....married Permilia Roxanna Smith in Tennessee and had their son, John Brooks who married Annie Ballard and came to Montgomery AL
    • Lela Thornton is beside J Wm Thornton (90 KB)
      Thornton and Hood family in Slapout
    • Bessie Mae HOOD Thornton (80 KB)
      buried in Slapout AL wife of Milton Elijah Thornton, and she was mother of Mary Ella Thornton who married James Edgar Brooks JR
    • Wesley Hood on 1910 census (342 KB)
      census image shows him as head of household with ELLA as his wife, so it leaves confusion as to the L W Hood headstone
    • Marlon Thornton (119 KB)
      Slapout
    • Milton Thornton (52 KB)
      buried in Slapout AL , he married Bessie Mae Hood and he is father of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks
    • Bessie Hood on census (19 KB)
      census image
    • Minnie Hood (79 KB)
      Slapout
    • James and Susie Brooks on census (1086 KB)
      1930 census image
     
     
  • Family (25 KB)
    with much love,
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    nice article
  • Charles Brooks (16 KB)
    died 1998 from colon cancer
  • Beautiful Day (285 KB)
    all together
  •  
    Ancestors and Descendents of.....

    Luella was born 2/8/1897 in Benton County Arkansas
    and died 5/11/1945 in a Kansas City Missouri Hospital
    after an 80 day stay that we were told was cancer related;
    some say she died from surgical mistakes made at a previous hospital.

    She was married to Frank Delbert Cochran

    Her parents were Benjamin Wallace Coonfield and Lattie Cedonia Little.

    I never knew my grandma Luella but heard many wonderful stories about her. Dad talked of watching her sit in the fields for hours filling her apron with herbs, polk, whatever was good for the family. She was a strong, loving lady who came from a long line of pioneers and soldiers and worked hard to care for her loved ones and teach them honor and respect. Dad also said her long black hair reached the floor when she brushed it out. Luella was very spiritual and kept many handwritten notes in her Bible, which was handed down to her by her mother.

    Possibly some of those notes were written by her parents.

    Luella was one quarter Cherokee plus some Creek. It's been said that some of her Wright cousins were offered land allotments in the Oklahoma Indian Territory, but this author has not yet recovered any documentation of it.

    Many of the surnames in this family are found on the Indian Rolls in Oklahoma, yet a direct connection to this line has not been found.



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