Marshall County

Siler Roll

1851 Marshall County Alabama Siler Rolls

1851 Census of Cherokee’s east of the Mississippi [Siler Rolls] FAMILY NO.1 1605. Rhoda Jeffreys 48 w white (her husband Stephen Jeffrey, a Cherokee is in Arkansaw) 1606. George Jeffreys 19 s mixed 1607. Lucinda Jeffreys 16 d mixed 1608. John Mitchell Jeffreys 14 s mixed FAMILY NO.2 1609. Hugh Henry 55 white 1610. Ann Henry 42 w mixed 1611. Patrick Henry 16 s mixed 1612. Benton Henry 16 s mixed FAMILY NO.3 1613. Mary Catherine Cornwell 23 female mixed (Jerome Cornwell is the head of this family) FAMILY NO.4 1614. Lucy Ann Henry 17 w mixed (James Henry is […]

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Griggs Tractor Wreck

TRACTOR WRECK KILLS FARMER Guntersville- A Union Grove farmer was killed yesterday morning when the tractor he was driving went out of control on the side of a mountain and wrecked. Lee Griggs, 58, Union Grove Rt. 2, was killed instantly. Marshall County Coroner Ray White said Griggs was driving a tractor pulling a wagon of silage up a dirt road on the side of Parches Cove Mtn. when the accident occurred. The coroner said the tractor, apparently during changing of gears up the mountainside, rolled backwards and overturned, pinning the victim inside the cab of the tractor. The accident

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Griggs – Stewart Slaying

CHARGE DUE IN SLAYING CASE The Times Decatur Bureau Union Grove-A Morgan County man was to be charged this morning in the shooting death of a neighbor Tuesday afternoon at Union Hill, said Morgan County Sheriff. Sheriff John McBride said this morning that formal charges would be placed today against Travis Griggs, 41, of Union Grove, following a shooting that left Olin B. Stewart, 56, dead. Stewart also is from Union Hill. Stewart was shot once in the head with a revolver while at his own home, McBride said. Morgan County Coroner Guy Hollaway said Stewart was taken to Huntsville

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Postcard from Sarah Elizabeth Griggs

Postcard from Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs to daughter, Nannie (Griggs) Morrow,Nov. 25, 1940, Marshall County, Al. My Dear Daughter, Would be glad to see you all, trust you all are well. I am not able to walk good yet. I feare it will  be a long time’s before I can walk anymore. Deller is a good girl. I love her. She is a good girl. I can tell more than I can write so come over & we will talk some. I can tell you love Deller, she is good. I will not forget her ________(?) has. Wash today. Well

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Old Letter

Letter from Rhodum L. Griggs

Letter from Rhodum L. Griggs to his sister Nannie Morrow; written from Gadsden, Al. on Dec. 08, 1940. Marshall County, Al. Mrs. Nannie Morrow, Arab, Ala. Dear Sister:  Almost every Sunday or some time thru the week I have been accustomed to taking time off  to either write a letter or a card to poor old feeble, helpless mother. But now I have no mother to write to; and the dearest, truest and best friend we have on earth is gone. She stayed with us just as long as she could and loved every one of her kids better than

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Postcard from Rhodum L. Griggs to his sister, Pearl Ferguson

Postcard from Rhodum L. Griggs to his sister, Pearl Ferguson; written Dec. 03, 1915. (Rhodum lived in Gadsden, Al. and Pearl lived in Goetz, Texas). Marshall County, Al. Dear Sister: We rec’d. your letter and glad to hear from you all. I heard from home yesterday. All are well as commoli. I have taken about a half gallon of olive oil besides lots of that medicines and it helps me but has not cured me. Glad to know you have a new post office nearer but seems like a funny name. I reckon they have ransacked creation and have come

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Owen-Griggs Marriage Certificate

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE: OWEN GRIGGS (posted with permission of parties named) State of Alabama-Cullman County This Certifies that Owen Griggs (9-22-22) and Helen Smith (12-9-29) were united in the HOLY BONDS OF MATRIMONY by H. H. Kinney, Judge of Probate, on the 31st day of January, in the year of our Lord, 1948. As appears of record in my office in Marriage Record Book 40, Page 18, This 29th day of August 1997. Tom Burleson Submitted by:  Patricia (Griggs) Stricklin

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Precious Memories

This poem was written in honor of her husband, Joseph H. “Joe” Morrow. Precious Memories by Mrs. Joe H. Morrow [1]Nannie Cora Griggs Morrow July 24, 1965 Nine long years ago today My dearest love one passed away And left me here alone to weep While in the grave his body sleeps. He saw a light I could not see, It was meant for him and not for me. Oh, what a sad and lonely night, The break of day was not in sight. He said he was ready to go But he hated to leave us here below. It

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In Memory of Mother

In Memory of Mother by Mrs. Joe H. Morrow  [1]Nannie Cora Griggs Morrow Nov. 27, 1941 Just one year ago today,   Mother smiled and went away;   To that sweet home beyond the skies, Where we shall meet her by and by.    And as I stood beside her bed,    I kissed her dying face;     I knew the angels soon would come,   To take her to that heavenly place.    I’m glad I heard her speak my name,   Before she went away;     That tender voice I’ll never forget, While on this earth I stay.

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Marriage License: Rhodum L. Griggs to Maude Turner

Marriage License: Rhodum L. Griggs to Maude Turner STATE OF ALABAMA, MADISON COUNTY To any of the Judges of said State, any Justice of the Peace of said County, or other Person Legally Authorized. These are to authorize you, to Celebrate the Rites of Matrimony between Rhodum L. Griggs and Maude Turner of said County, agreeable to the Statute in such case made and provided. Given at the office of the Judge of Probate of said County, this 5th day of March 1914. W. T. Lawler, Judge of Probate Court. Solemnized on the 8th day of March 1914. D. S.

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Marriage License: James S. Griggs to Beulah D. Sheppard

Marriage License: James S. Griggs to Beulah D. Sheppard This Certifies that James S. Griggs and Beulah D. Sheppard were united in Holy Matrimony on the 29th day of May in the year of our Lord 1914 at Justice of the Peace by Archie Black. Witnesses: Mrs. Nora Black, Clint Goodsom and Mrs. May Thomas. This is from the Bible that belonged to Beulah D. (Sheppard) Griggs. They were married by Archie Black who was the Justice of the Peace in the community of Oleander. Submitted by:Patricia (Griggs) Stricklin

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Griggs Family Group Sheet

James Neil/Neal Griggs, Marshall County, Alabama. James Neil/Neal Griggs b: May 19, 1854 Fayette County, Georgia Married: Feb.12, 1879 in Fayette County, Georgia d: Jan. 29, 1916 of pneumonia at his residence in Oleander, Marshall County, Al. Buried: Oleander Methodist Church Cemetery Occupation: Farmer Parents: Rhodum M. Griggs & Rebecca Jane Stewart (She was his second wife) Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Bowers b: Nov. 28, 1862 Fayette County, Georgia d: Nov. 27, 1940 Marshall County, Al. Buried: Oleander Methodist Church Cemetery Parents: Levi Bates Bowers & Delilah “Liley” Ward They left Georgia and moved westward into Alabama in about 1888. He

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Obit: Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs

Obit: Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs The Arab News, Vol.3, Marshall County, Al. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Griggs born Nov. 28, 1862, died Nov. 27, 1940. She lacked only one day being 78 years old. She was born near Brooks, Ga. and moved to Alabama in 1888, settling near Woodland Mills, Morgan County. She lived there for about eight years and then moved to Oleander, Marshall County, living theresome 42 years, and then moving near Arab where she has resided for the past 7 years. Her husband, James N. Griggs, preceeded her in death about 25 years. Survivors are as follows: Five

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Obituary of Rhodum Levi Griggs of Gadsden, Alabama

(1952) Marshall County, AL Rhodum Levi Griggs, 71, 3425 Concord Avenue, died Tuesday at 12:55 p. m. at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks.   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from Collier-Butler Chapel with the Rev. Mr. Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Cemetery with Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing. The body will remain at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Randall McMillican, J. C. Brown, Will Foster, Joel McClendon, W. C. Hamilton and George Wilson. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. E. L. Thatcher, Quantico, Va., Miss Gracie Griggs, Chicago, Ill., Mrs.

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James Griggs Family

Griggs Family of Marshall County, Alabama

  James Neal Griggs Family Data Memories of Oleander Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs (my great grandmother’s obit) Postcard from Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs to her daughter Letter from R.L. Griggs to his sister Nannie Morrow Griggs to Ferguson Postcard Marriage License R.L. Griggs to Maude Turner Obituary of Rhodum Levi Griggs of Gadsden, Alabama Poem by Nannie(Griggs) Morrow about her Mother Poem by Nannie(Griggs) Morrow about her husband James S. Griggs & Beulah Sheppard Marriage Owen Griggs & Helen Smith marriage Griggs/Stewart Slaying article Tractor Wreck Article – Lee Griggs Gallery of Griggs Family Photos Submitted by: Patricia (Griggs) Stricklin

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Jeremiah Walls

Looking for information on my Great Grandfather Jeremiah Walls, especially 1870 or 1890. 1844 – Carroll County, GA. – Marriage of Jermiah Walls to Mary Ann Howard on March 17, 1844 (Not sure that this is my family.) 1850 – Randolph County, AL – Census: Jeremiah WALES, age 30, and wife Polly, age 23. (Not sure that this is my family.) 1860 – Talladega County, AL: – Census: Jeremiah WALES, age 43, wife Polly, 30, daughter Sarah, 10 (Not sure that this is my family.) 1873 – Clay County, AL. – Marriage of Jere Walls to Betsey Hudson recorded. (Have

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Families in Vaugt Cemetery

Mrs Wm SUTTON – no dates That is Edith Catherine MCCORMACK she was married to SEABOURN then a WOODS (Mary Jane WOODS is the daughter from that union) then she moves with her parents to Marshall Co. AL and marries again to William SUTTON. William F. MCCORMACK b. 2-16-1811 d. 8-4-1883 was her fatherSallie/Sarah (NELSON) MCCORMACK b.9-26-1809 d. 11-24-1880 was her mother. William F. MCCORMACK married again before he died to a Eliza Jane EDWARDS on11-14-1881 Marshall Co. AL. Edith Catherine MCCORMACK Married:  1. E.L.(Dick) SEABOURN about 1851-1852 Bradley Co TN (2 kids Emily C. andSarah Ellen)  2. John N. WOODS 4-4-1869

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Russell Families of Marshall County, Alabama

Many Russell’s immigrated from Scotland into Pennsylvania during the mid 1600’s to the mid 1700’s. While we are not sure from which family our Russell’s descend yet, it is known that they were in Pennsylvania by 1790. Our lineage begins with: JOSHUA RUSSELL Joshua Russell and his wife, Nancy Richardson, were born in either Pennsylvania or Virginia. It is not clear whether they or their parents were born in Pennsylvania at this time. They came to Hawkins County, Tennessee by 1810 travelling through and living for a while in Virginia, probably Smith County. They settled in an area which became

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Memories of Oleander

The community of Oleander was named that because of the many oleander shrubs that grew in the area. Oleander is an evergreen shrub with fragrant red or white flowers. The Oleander School House was next door to the Oleander Methodist Church. The school house later became a place of residence & it still exists but as a home. This information was written by my father’s cousin Gracie Griggs Cottrell.   submitted by: Pat Stricklin        

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Obituary of Evelyn Moon Brownlee

Evelyn Moon Brownlee Evelyn Moon Brownlee, 93 of Plant City, Florida passed away April 4, 2008. Evelyn was born April 4, 1915 in Boaz, Alabama. She was preceded in death by Her Husband, Andrew Brownlee and Daughter, Eulene Roach. Survivors: Sons, Carl (Geri), Harold (Deza) and Jerry (Stephanie) and Sister, Ora Royster. Eleven GrandChildren, Eight Great-GrandChildren and Three Great-Great-GrandChildren. There will be a gathering of Family members and Friends one hour prior to the service. Funeral services 11 am. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Hopewell Funeral Home with Pastor J. D. Wheeler officiating followed by interment at Hopewell Memorial Gardens.

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Brock Family of Marshall County, Alabama

Jessie Adeline [Morgan] Brock December 22, 1884 – January 23, 1966 Funeral took place, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 1966 at Copelands Bridge Cemetery Brock Mrs. Adeline Brock, 81, of Route One, Boaz, died Sunday, Jan. 23, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 26, from the Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rebs. R.B. Wright and John Lavorn officiating. Burial followed in the Copelands Bridge Cemetery with Carr Brown Service Mortuary Funeral Home directing. Survivors include; husband, P.H. Brock; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Smith of Boaz; five sons, Rufus Brock of Seymour, Ind., Leonard of Boaz, Warner

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