MADDOX, William E. – I am searching for any record of a shooting death that occurred on a street car in Alabama around 1900 (+/- 5 years). The shooter was a street car conductor, my great grandfather, who fled Alabama to Oklahoma to avoid prosecution. His name was William E. Maddox. (Actually, I’d settle for ANY record at all of him from Alabama. Would’ve been born 1885ish…best guess.) Near as I can figure, there were only 7 possible locations where this could have occurred: Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Gadsden, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville or Anniston. I am trying historical organizations in each. If you could suggest a likely resource–books, newspaper archives, legal/court records–for the Birmingham area for me to use in this search, that would be a great help. Thanks so much. Please contact Eric Liskey at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted January 13, 2002]
MALONE, Miss Elizabeth Russell “Sissy” – Seek obit, grave, Miss Elizabeth Russell “Sissie” Malone, born New Orleans, died 12-29-1979, Birmingham. The daughter of Mrs. Ann Maria Russell Malone of Mobile, and Mobile/Galveston cotten broker, Capt. Edward Malone, Sr., CSA, buried Trinity Epis. Church, Galveston, 1867. Member Chapter 90, Ala. Div. United Daughters of the Comfederacy, Birmingham. Seek her data on Capt. Malone? I descend Edward Sr’s daughter, Leila Ogden Malone, who wed Biloxi ship’s pilot and harbormaster, Capt. Harry Copp James. Please contact James A. Miller, Jr., 4978 N. Hampton Dr., Southport, N.C. 28461-7420.or at email@example.com [posted May 5, 2008]
MAPLE, William – James Barron, of Cullman County, filed a claim to be his daughters’ guardian in regard to their inheritance from Will Maples, son of James Barron deceased (second) wife, The suit had papers that give a probable date of death.”William Maples departed this life in Jefferson County on or about the 11th Day of September, 1905,” and the claim is “for damages against the Tenn Coal Iron & Railway Company for the willful killing of the said William.” Family tradition has it that William Maples was crushed to death when at a steel mill. Is there a Birmingham Newspaper archive of that period? I am at a loss as to the name of William Maples’ father and origin (as well as his fate). Willie’s mother, probably a widow, married James Barron in 1887 Cullman Co. William Maples mother’s maiden name was Annie Ruth Kennedy. I have been unable to locate a marriage record for Maples and Kennedy in Alabama. Any clue will be greatly appreciated so I can continue the search. Please contace Harold W. Cochran, formerly from Alabama, at firstname.lastname@example.org. [posted August 25, 2001]
MARCHAND, Joseph – Death of Joseph MARCHAND. Joseph MARCHAND Came from Trois Rivers Quebec, Canada and married Elizabeth TURNBULL of Mississippi.He was a logger and disappeared around 1900. They had nine children: 1. Mary MARCHAND; 2. Frank Wesley; 3. Rosie; 4..Henry; 5. William Edgar; 6. Dewey; 7. Mararette; 8. Josephine (my grandmother); and 9. George. Please contact Vicki Holt at email@example.com [posted November 22, 1999]
MARTIN, Robert Neely – I am looking for the parents/ of ROBERT NEELY MARTIN b:07 Aug 1884, apparently in Birmingham, Al. d: 31 Mar 1970, Bowie, Montague Co., Tx. He appears in the 1910 Federal Census, age 25 showing father from Georgia and mother from Arkansas. He was married in Texas 06 June 1906 to Myrtle Neely, b: 20 Aug 1885, Granger, Williamson Co, Tx d: 04 Sep 1965, Bowie, Montague Co, Tx. He may have had two or more brothers. I have found some Tx records using his name as R. N. Martin and Bob Martin. Please contact Robert B. Karsteter at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted January 23, 2009]
MARTIN, Thomas – My name is Paul Eichamer and my great-grandfather Thomas Martin immigrated to Birmingham, Alabama and assisted in founding the Martin Biscuit Company. I believe the name is still on the outside of the original building today. I would like to contact anyone who is researching the Martin family or the Marting Biscuit Company. My grandfather, Tommy Martin, was a boxer and known in the ring as “The Birmingham Kid”, “The Kid” or “Red.” I look forward to communicating with anyone else who is researching this family. Please contact Paul Eichamer at email@example.com [posted May 6, 2004]
MASON, James N. and Zulia – Need any information about James N. and Zulia ALLEN MASON whose son, Norman Phelps MASON (my grandfather) was born in Birmingham on 14 Dec. 1893. Zulia “left the family” and James appears in Bessemer in 1900/1910 as an insurance agent. It is too bad that the 1890 census was virtually destroyed! If you have any information please contacr Patricia Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted May 27, 2004]
MATCHETT, John – Need extended family information on John Matchett born in County Armagh. From census documents he is supposed to have come into the USA in 1886. I believe that he arrived at the Port of Mobile. He worked as a mechanic. He married Margaret Wylie, also a native of Ireland. They were of the Epis. faith. Two of their children were born in Jefferson County. They moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in the mid 1890’s. If anyone has any information on this family or any other extended family members please contact Gretchen Kraft-Costanza at email@example.com [posted August 22, 2004]
McCABE, John Joseph – I am searching any information on the family of John Joseph McCabe (no dates) married Sarah Folz b. abt. 1864 from Memphis Tn. They were living in Birmingham,Al. at the time of the birth of one son Henry Joseph McCabe, my grandfather, b.Jan.5,1889.Another son Oscar may have been born there also. Please contact Pat McCabe Rihner at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted November 11, 2000]
McCALL, Joseph H. – I am seeking information about Joseph H. McCall, d. Aug 1923 Jefferson County, shown in Volume 34 Role 2 Page 16870. We want to verify date of birth as ca. 1872-3 and if this could be the same Jos. H. that shows up in 1880 Shelby County census as son of James E. and Sarah McCall. Please contact James H. McCall at email@example.com c
McCARTY, John W. – Looking for descendants of John W. McCarty, father of Thomas H. McCarty born on January 21, 1884 in Coosa Co. Married Frances Lo Deamie Nunnally, born August 4, 1881 in Talladega County. They married on March 22, 1908 in same county. Thomas died in Dougherty County GA on November 19, 1933. John W. McCarty was married to Mollie Day in Clay County and remarried on 13 Apr 1890 to Ida <unknown> in Coosa County. If you know about this family, please contact Tonya Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted September 21, 2003]
McEVOY/McAVOY, Mary Catherine – Looking for information on the MC EVOY family. Lived in Birmingham Al 1900. Mary Catherine “Kate” MCEVOY b. Penna 1856 known children Emily m MARTIN, Maude, Isabelle. Living on 13 St Birmingham 1920 C. Name can be spelled McAvoy. Please contact Margaret Downing at email@example.com [posted January 23, 2009]
McGILLIVRAY, James (sometimes McDonald) nephew of Neill McGillivray, sometimes McDonald. How is James related to Daniel McGillivray (sometimes McDonald) present at Creek Treaty negotiations in NYC with George Washington, Alexander McGillivray and John Knox in 1790, Present always in Alabama with Alexander McGillivray, sometimes in N.C. and sometimes in Pensacola doing business with Panton, Leslie, and Forbes in 18th century. Please contact me at Sandyexno@aol.com. [posted April 4, 2000]
McGRAW, Estelle – I am seeking information on my mother’s half sister, Estelle McGraw, b. 28 December 1895 near Birmingham, AL. Daughter of John McGraw & Frances Bell Cox. She had two known brothers, Robert E. McGraw, Sr., b. 25 July 1889 & Edward Carroll McGraw, b. 27 February 1892. Both brothers were born near Birmingham, AL. The 1900 & 1910 census records show Estelle McGraw as the adopted daughter of Dr.& Mrs. William L. May. Dr. May was the medical doctor at PRACO mines in West Jefferson Co. The Dr. May lived west of Hueytown at what is now known as Maytown. The town was named for Dr. May. It is my guess that Estelle’s father, John McGraw, may have worked for the PRACO mines. Estelle McGraw’s mother died in November of 1937 and her obituary showed that Estelle was married to a Mr. C. O. Young of Powhatan, AL. Social Security Death Index records show that Estelle died in January of 1987 in Jefferson Co., AL. Information related to the identity of Estelle’s husband, Mr. C. O. Young, and their buria110cation(s) would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Lanny Gamble, 5527 Woodberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 (205-556-2888) at firstname.lastname@example.org. [posted July 16, 2006]
McGUIRE, John Edward – John Edward McGuire born- dec 21, 1891, in Pittsburg, Pa., married Rosa Clarice Cooper, born in Jefferson County, Al. His parents were Edward J. McGUIRE, born 1870 and Margaret Law, born 1872 in Pennsylvania, they came to Alabama, Jefferson County. Were in the 1910 census, went to Illinois or Ohio, were son James was born. then came back to Alabama. They moved to Walker County later. Brother to John, was Thomas, sisters Annie md. Syx–Margaret md. Harriet, Nell 1st. husband Jim Allen. Please contact Marjorie McGuire at email@example.com [posted September 25, 2006]
McHALE Family in Birmingham – but I know little about them. It appears that many of them came down from up North after the Civil War. Here’s what I know. I believe one of my Grandfathers was named Michael Lawrence McHale. I heard He was from Ireland and was to have been RC priest but met and married Mary Elizabeth Slaven from Brooklyn, also born in Ireland around 1844. They had a son named Walter C McHale born about 1867 in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Lena Carolina Kline who was born about 1880 in Germany. They are both buried in Birmingham Alabama. Lena McHale’s death is recorded in St Paul’s Catholic Church in Birmingham as Sept 13, 1923. Walter C McHale’s death is also recorded there as Mar 12 1934. I believe they were married June 6 1896 in Calhoun County, Alabama. They are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham. In fact, all four of those folks maybe buried in Forest Hill.
They had several children:
Walter Carlos MCHALE b: 3 JAN 1900 in Alabama
Michael J MCHALE b: MAR 1898 in Alabama
Joseph MCHALE b: 13 MAY 1914 in Alabama
Helen MCHALE b: ABT. 1907 in Alabama
Edwin MCHALE b: ABT. 1916 in Alabama
Agnes MCHALE b: ABT. 1909 in Alabama
Beatrice MCHALE b: ABT. 1904 in Alabama
Anna Mae MCHALE b: ABT. 1902 in Alabama
I really don’t know much about these McHale’s. Other than what is here. Please contact me at my listed email address if you know anything or are willing to help a genealogy newbie. Please contact Danny McHale at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted May 18, 2008]
McDOUGAL, Alan – Looking for the Parents of Allen McDougal (1811-1866). Allen McDOUGAL lived in and around the Jefferson Co area all of his adult life. He married Victoria Ann WHITE from Southwest Georgia. They had five sons, Charles (b. 1851), William (b. 1852), Allen Jr. (b. 1860), Thomas (b. 1862), and John (b. 1865). I’m looking for any information on Allen, Sr.’s parents. Please contact Bradley Grantham at email@example.com . [posted April 4, 2000]
McMILLION, Lemuel – Lemuel MCMILLION, b 1794, Anderson SC, married Altamirah FREELAND, in 1824, Jefferson CO,AL. Children:Marcus L., b.1825; Jerusha Ann,b. 1827; Melissa Naomi,b. 1831; John Wesley,b. 1832; William Alexander, b.1836; and Margaret M. b. 1840. Seeking a copy of the article on this family from PIONEER TRAILS, October 1994, Vol 26, issue 4. And contact with anyone knowing this family. Thanks! [posted October 6, 1999] UPDATE: I am trying to connect Lemuel Green McMillion with his parents and siblings. He was born 1794, Anderson,SC according to family bible. He settled in Elyton,Jefferson Co., AL.I have seen 3 people who list his sibling as Charlotte, John, Rebecca, Ira E., Abner, Apsey and Asa (no reply yet). I’m pretty sure one brother was Ira due to family letters. Does anyone have proof of his parents being James McMillan (& wife Nancy) who was born @1778 in NC, d. Fayette, AL after 1860, son of Amon McMillian? Does anyone know of James’ will or approximate death date or bible info? I would also be interested in the above siblings to try to make connections. Thank you for your time! Please contact Melissa Tobat at firstname.lastname@example.org. [posted November 11, 2000]
McWHERTER/McQUIRTER, Thomas – I’m looking for information on Thomas/Tom McWherter/McQuirter and family. Although tom and his family originated from Wilcox, the migrated to Birmingham, where most of them died in the early 1900s. Tom was married to Harriet. This was his second marriage, first as a free man, since he was born a slave about 1828 or there about. He lived to be a 103 or 4. Would like to find his descendants from both his first wife as well as his second. Please contact Michelle at email@example.com [posted December 22, 2003]
MEADOWS, John Samuel Tilden – Need information on finding the grandchildren of John Samuel Tilden MEADOWS, who lived in Brighton, Alabama in the early 1900’s to the mid 1960’s. He died 9/16/1966 in Jefferson County. His wife’s name is Tennie Parris. They are both buried at Elmwood Cemetarty in Birmingham, Alabama. John MEADOWS’ children are Lawrence, Robert, Samuel, Charles, Robbie, James, and Julia MEADOWS. If you have any information on this family or are related to them, please get back in touch with me. Robert Meadows at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted April 4, 2000]
MEANS, Robert – Need marriage info. on Robert Means, born abt. 1837 in South Carolina but moved to Jefferson Alabama, where he married Sallie. Four known children from this union were Payton, Robert, Jr., Peter and Mary. Can find no records or reference to marriage on Ancetry.com. Please contact Horace Means at email@example.com [posted January 23, 2009]
MEANS, Payton – Need marriage info. for Payton Means, born in Precinct 25, Jefferson County abt. 1867. Married Rebecca McDavid, born around 1888. Eight known children were David, Mytel Elizabeth, Anna Mae, Esther, Paul, Eva, Harry, and Estelle. David is thought to be the oldest born 02 Feb 1907. Payton’s father was Robert Means and his mother wsa Sallie. Can no records or references to marriage. Please contact Horace Means at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted January 23, 2009]
MESEROLE, George E. – lived in Birmingham, AL for about 12 years from 1885 to 1900. In 1896 he and his family lived at 7th Street and 2nd Avenue. He worked for Peter Zinszer. Most of his children were born in Birmingham including his Daughter Gladys who was born there in 1898. He was married to Alice Neuschutz, a native of Switzerland. He was born in France. I am looking for any record of his children’s births and/or Census records. Any help will be appreciated. Please contact Gordon Burney at email@example.com. [posted August 10, 2000]
MOLTIMORE – Any information on anyone bearing this unusual surname Moltimore. It has been known to be spelled several ways Moltimore, Moltmore, Maltimore, and Multimore. Any information late 1800’s and early 1900’s about where any of these family members lived in Alabama or place of birth and deaths. Please contact Brenda Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted February 10, 2005]
MOHON, Alexander, I have searched for years for the father of Alexander Mohon b. 1811 in North Carolina, lived in Georgia and Alabama and died in Arkansas on his way to Texas. He has descendants in Comanche Co. Texas and in Alabama. He has a brother, James b.1809. Please contact me with any information at email@example.com [posted March 18, 1998]
MONTGOMERY, William (1807-1891) SC AL MS. I am trying to find information on the ancestry of my great-great grandfather William MONTGOMERY (1807-1891) b. 22 FEB 1807, d. 13 MAY 1891. Conflicting census records indicate that he may have been born in SC, TN, or AL. SC is most likely. He settled permanently in Choctaw Co., MS in 1838 or 1839. On 7 Aug. 1838, he leased 240 acres in Section 16 of Township 17 for 99 years. Section 16 of each township was leased to provide support for the schools. There is a Masonic emblem on his tombstone in South Union Cemetery, Choctaw Co., MS. My great-great grandmother MONTGOMERY was Martha Ann ? (1816-1888) b. ca. 1816, d. 10 SEP 1888. Conflicting census records indicate that she may have born in SC, GA, or AL. SC is most likely. According to the 1880 Census, her parents were born in SC. Her maiden name was possibly WEEMS. There was a marriage bond for a William MONTGOMERY and Martha WEEMS dated 29 DEC 1833 in Jefferson County AL, but I have no proof that this is my William and Martha. William, Martha and their children were members of New Zion Baptist Church.
The children of William and Martha Ann MONTGOMERY were:
Jonathan – b. AL ca. 1834 d. TX 1882, private C.S.A. 1862-1865, spouse Mary Elizabeth RICHARDS b. AL 1834 d. TX 1917
Amanda Jane – b. AL (1836-1890), spouse (1) William Eli BLAIN (2) John R. BAYS.
Nancy Ann – b. AL (1839-1882), spouse James Wesley BLAIN b. SC, (1832-1864).
Elizabeth – b. MS ca. 1840.
Anderson S. – b. MS (1842-1862), private C.S.A. 1861-1862 died in captivity St. Louis, MO.
Jackson – b. MS ca. 1844.
Sarah (Sallie) – b. MS, (1847-1928), spouse (1) Thomas ROBINSON (2) Doc C.MOSS.
William Samuel (my great grandfather) – b. MS, (1850-1884), spouse Harriet Elizabeth KEENE b. MS, (1851-1940)
Any leads will be greatly appreciated. I will gladly pay for any postage or photocopying costs and will pass along any new information that I receive. Please send information to: Mark Montgomery, Box 5629, Arlington VA 22205 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. [posted May 1, 2000]
MOORE, Melissa (Lydia) Hanks- Looking for information about the family of MOORE, melissa (lydia) b:07/19/1784 in kentucky d:05/11/1881 in Tarrant,AL. m:-MOORE.they had a son David H.melissa Hanks Moore is my Great-Great Grandmother. I am looking for information about Meliisa’s parents, who her husband is. She was also the first person buried in Walkers Chapel Cementary,Tarrant,Al. I am looking to correspond with others researching the Moore line. Please contact John Herring at email@example.com or write to me at 17890 nw 251st terr,High springs, fl 32643. Also am researching the sharit,Tarrant families. [posted April 1, 2006]
MORELAND, Ruben Morris, Jr. – Need any information on Ruben Morris MORELAND, Jr, b. October 26, 1922, Alabama, d. March 24, 1984, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Ala. He lived in Tarrant City, Ala. at time of passing. One of two children to Ruben Morris MORELAND, Sr. and Sally SAPP, the other son being named Lester Eugene MORELAND. Ruben, Jr. m. Irene Francis JEFFRIES January 30, 1942, Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala. Had one son, Herman Wayne MORELAND, b. Feb. 9, 1944, Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Ala. Ruben then m. Mildred BECK, b. ?, d. ?, m. ? Ruben and Mildred had one dau., Patricia Ann MORELAND, b. July 13, 1948, in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Ruben then m. Betty Sue FILES, date ?, b. ?. Ruben had a step-dau. with Betty, named Paula S. Moore. Ruben Morris MORELAND, Jr. is buried in Welti Presbytarian Church and Cemetary, in Cullman, Ala. His parents are not to be found. Ruben is my grandfather. He was VP, Prod. Mgr. at Bama Products, the makers of Bama Jellies. Any information greatly appreciated. Please contact Jerry B. Coleman-Moreland at firstname.lastname@example.org. [posted April 14, 2002]
MORGRET, Ralph Harold – Looking for information regarding Ralph Harold MORGRET, either his life or death. Family appears to have Birmingham connections. From SSDI, we know Ralph died in November 1958, but do not have a date or a state. Ralph was born 18 Oct 1900. Father Augustus Alfred died in Virginia but was burried in Birmingham. Mother Mae Ida also was burried in Birmingham. Sister Pearl NORWOOD, later Pearl PONDER, died in Huntsville. First husband George Tolliver NORWOOD born and died in Birmingham. Please contact Keri Morgret at email@example.com [posted January 18, 2005]
MORRISON, George – Hello, I’d appreciate any sort of information on George Morrison and his family. They lived in the Birmingham area. George was born in Alabama and was married to Ida Young around 1882. They lived their later years in Birmingham and, as far as I know, died there. I have a death date for George: March 1, 1957. I have almost no information for Ida. Their children included Emuel Clifton, George, Waverly Young, Patricia. Emuel Clifton was born in 1901 in Montgomery County, AL. Any help at all would be appreciated. Please contact Erin French at firstname.lastname@example.org [posted March 16, 2005]
MULLINS, William Mark – Need death information on William Mark MULLINS, born 1869 in GA. Married Mary Frances DOLLAR abt 1891 and died 1911. Buried at Crumley Chapel. Has Woodsman of the World headstone. Any info about his parents or birth place would be appreciated. Please contact Bunny Jarvis at email@example.com [posted May 17, 2008]
MULLINNIX, George W. – Seeking a date of death and an obituary for MULLINNIX, George W. last found alive at the age of 79 in the 1930 census in the home of Wheeler Sharp in Birmingham. He had 5 children: Minnie Mullinnix, Lily Mullinnix Sharp, Lovick Mullinnix, George H. Mullinnix and Lucy Mullinnix. He was born in Georgia about 1849 believed to be the son of Madison Mullinnix and Sarah Tate. Alternative spellings inlude Mullenix, Mullinax and Mulliniks. Please contact Joan Huot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 53 Hadley Street Lowell, MA 01851. [posted August 1, 2004]
MURPHY, Aleck – Need birth place information for Aleck Murphy who was found on the 1900 US Census, Montgomery Co AL, Killough area. Wife Mary Pearson Murphy. Thank you for any information. Please contact Robert Murphy Jr. at email@example.com . [posted May 13, 2007]