Queries with surname of G

GALBAUGH marriages – Looking for any information on marriages and descendants of any female GALBAUGH between 1900 and 1920.   Please contact Glen Galbaugh at GinDecatur@aol.com.    [posted June 21, 2000]

GANN Family – I am searching for my GANN family. My great-grandfather was John GANN born in: Alabama. My great-grandmother was Sarah WOOD born in: Alabama. My grandfather was John William GANN, b: 12JAN1896, d: 17SEPT1919 in Gadsden,Etowah Co., AL. He died of typhoid fever in the Rall’s Infirmary in Gadsden. My grandmother was Sabra Jane BURTTRAM, b: 10Jan1901, d: 04APR1984, in Clewiston, Hendry Co., FL. My father was John Dennis GANN, b: 27FEB1919 in Gadsden, AL, d: 29JUN1954 in Clewiston, Hendry Co., FL. John William GANN had 2 brothers and 1 sister that I know of, Ray GANN, Glenn GANN and the sister’s name is unknown to me, but she lived in Detroit, Michigan in 1939. I have photo of each. Please write to gann49@hotmail.com or gann49@yahoo.com .    [posted April 28, 2004]

GARNER, William L. – Emma Garner, b. 1876 in Tuscaloosa, AL., d. abt 1964/70 in Birmingham. Never married and lived with sister, Mae (May) Garner Smith, b. abt 1878 in AL., d. abt. 1965/1975 in Birmingham. Married E.H. Smith. These ladies were children of William L. Garner & F.C.Garner (names listed in Tuscaloosa 1880 census). Other siblings were brothers, Frederick William b. 9-20-1873& Henry W. b. abt. 1862.I saw Mae in 1962 at her home in Birmingham. Cannot locate   information on the above and help will be appreciated. Please contact Reg. E. Carner at  GARREG10@aol.com  [posted November 19, 2000]

GERELDS, James S. – b 1812 Vermont m Drucilla Greer 31 Jan. 1842 Lincoln County, TN.  Oldest son James Wesley Gerelds b 1848 and wife Margaret James are in 1910 Birmingham census with two daughters – one single and one married to Harry Point.  Other descendents of James & Margaret still in Birmingham and I would like to contact anyone who might be researching the family.   James Wesley’s younger brother Benjamin was my ggrandfather. Please contact Betty Davis at bmdavis@swbell.net[posted March 29, 2000]

GERST, Michael Francis –  Need descendant information for Michael Francis GERST, born Dec 9, 1881 Ala., died June 1971. Father was Michael, born 1848 in Germany. Married Elizabeth Collins, born Sept 1889/1890 OH, died Sept 29 1957, AL. Residence Bessamer, Ala. 3 sons named William Michael , Allen,Hugh A. known of.  Have no names of grandchildren.  Please contact Sandra Cannon at sandyjeans@comcast.net  [posted September 28, 2007]

GILES, Charles Madison – Charles Madison Giles born abt 1872 in TN, died 5 Mar 1920, Jefferson Co.,Al. Mother Margaret Thatch. Married Catherine Cahill, born abt 1873 died 29 Mar 1921, Jefferson Co. AL., Dau of M W Cahill and Mary Collins. Anyone interested in more information on this family?   Please contact Larry Giles at ggiles@knology.net   [posted August 16, 2005]

GILES, Nathaniel Thomas – Seeking information about the family of Nathaniel Thomas Giles.  They lived in Jefferson County aboutabout 1833 until the 1890s.  Plesae contact Bonnie Bess Wood at bwood@selu.edu.   [posted June 21, 2000]

GILLESPIE, David Wilson – Ancestors of David Wilson Gillespie.  Need origins of David Wilson Gillespie, a farmer and rancher in Morris, Jefferson County, in the mid-1800s.  Married Mary Edwards Jan. 17,1855,in Jefferson County.  Children: John, Adeline, Ira Powers and Joseph David.    Please contact Betty McCarty at  ELMcCarty@AOL.com   [posted November 11, 2000]

GILMORE, John William – Seeking information about John William Gilmore, born in Indiana in 1843, missing in action in 1863, resurfaced in Alabama, had land grant for property in Jefferson Co., Al. Wife’s name was Lougenia (aka Lula). Need to know anything about him after he came to Alabama-When, date of marriage, date of death, etc. Names of children-John William, Robert, Thomass, Annie. What happened to him after the Battle of Mission Ridge when he was missing in action and when he came to Jefferson County? Any information is appreciated, as I have next to none!  Please contact Sheila Gilmore at YoSheilla@aol.com.   [posted September 20, 1999]

GLENN, Catherine Cecilia –  Need ancestor info for Catherine Cecilia GLENN born 1891 in Birmingham, AL.  Parents are Nora O’LEARY & Andrew Lawrence GLENN.  She married Henry Roland (Rufus) BYRD of Roberta GA.  She died 1965 and is burried in Chattanooga, TN.  Any info would be greatly appreciated!  Please contact Raul Molina at south.of.atlanta@hotmail.com   [posted January 23, 2009]

GLENN, Hubert Wayne – Need ANY information on Hubert Wayne GLENN. Parents are Jewell and Bessie. Sisters are Joyce Ann and Annie Mae. Hubert Wayne Glenn married Wilda Feeley in late 1950’s.  Please contact  L Beeman at Jlwb802@aol.com   [posted November 11, 2000]

GLOVER, Matilda – Need info on Matilda Glover (1809-1881) who married James Lawson.  They appear in the 1850 Mud Creek census on the Hueytown Historical Society site.  Census info indicates that they came from SC.  They are buried in Blue Creek Cemetery. Please contact Jim Mayhall at jimmayhall@verizon.net   [posted April 28, 2005]

GOODMAN, Anna (Robson) – Need date of death and cemetery information for Anna (Robson) GOODMAN who died from burns from a coal oil lamp in Birmingham, AL between 1890 and 1889.  She was born in England and was the wife of James GOODMAN and had five children, James, Blanche, Robert, Henry and Matthew (3/29/1890. The family had previously lived in Whitwell, TN.   The family including Grandparents Matthew and Margaret Goodman moved to Crawford County, KS before 1900.  Please contact  Don Haynes at mrsbob3172@sbcglobal.net   [posted July 10, 2004]

GOODWIN, Thomas W. – Need present day descendants of Thomas W. Goodwin, born May 5, 1845. Lived in Trussville and Pinson, located in Jefferson County. First marriage on Nov. 4, 1831 to Rachel Ferguson(Born Feb. 14, 1812). Children- Marian, Renea, Henry, Mary Elizabeth, Dilla Carline, Mark(?) and Rachel H.(?). Second marriage in May of 1845 to Lydia Presley (Born Sept. 4, 1822). Children- Margit Elen(?), John I., Robert, Mandy, William and Wright.  [posted January 23, 2009]

GOOLSBY, Samuel – Parents of Samuel Goolsby.  I am looking for the parents of Samuel GOOLSBY born 24 Feb 1871, died 5 May 1910 in the explosion of Palos Mine #3 near Birmingham. He was married to Georgiana COOPER. Their children were Gladys Mae, Alton, Charles, Samuel Ross, Irene, Rosa Lee, Ellie, Ethan and Osabell–all born in Alabama. Samuel and Georgiana are both buried in the Village Falls Cemetery in Mulga Alabama.  Please contact Georgiana Goldsmith at hardtack.n.lace@gmail.com  [posted January 23, 2009]

GORFF, Rose – The wereabouts of Rose Hedwig Gorff Burton.  Missing since 12 Feb 1934 one great-aunt Rose Hedwig GORFF BURTON.   In the hopes that some little piece of information might ring a bell with someone I will try to include as much information that I can.
(mother later re-married HYDE and a DANIELS)
CHILDREN: 1. Julius Gorff, III born and died 1 Apr 1901
2. Adele Emily Margaret Gorff born 4 Sep 1902
Adele married William Jackson Allison
She past away 5 Jun 1980
3. ROSE HEDWIG GORFF-born 18 Feb 1905
4. Ernst Wedekind Gorff- born 11 Apr 1906
Ernst married Bertha Swann
He died 24 Feb 1996.
All of the children were born in and around the Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.
Everyone mentioned above with the exceptions of Ernst and his wife Bertha and of course Rose are buried in Elmwood Cem., in Birmingham, AL.  Ernst and Bertha are buried in Cullman Co. Rose’s father Frank Wedekind Gorff worked for the railroad loading the new refregerated boxcars.  The boxcars leaked amonia and by breathing in the amonia laded air he contacted pneumonia and died 13 Nov 1907.  Clara had to split the family up.   Adele (my grandmother) went to Nashville, Tennessee to live with Frank’s parents Julius and Hortense Gorff.  Ernst went to live with Clara’s half sister and her husband, Tillie and George Liebacher on the Cullman Co. farm.  He later inherted this farm.  Rose remained with her mother and they lived with Clara’s parents John Andrew Eckstein and Flora Louise Adelhert Wilhemina Ernastina Merkel, in Birmingham, Al.   Every summer Adele would come back to AL, Ernst would come in from Cullman and the entire family would spend half the summer in Birmingham and the other half of the summer on the Cullman Co. farm.  They wrote frequently all year.  In later years Rose married Will Burton.  They owned a small flower stand were they sold candy and small notions.  On the 18 Feb 1905 in Birmingham AL, Rose dressed for work and VANISHED!!!   Will was an indivalid and got around on a cart with wheels.  Clara hired a detective but with no results.  She did recieve a letter but destroyed the contents and took the secret of the letter to her grave.  Not long after Rose disappeared, Will left too.  We think Rose was alive up to at least 5 Jun 1980.   Both my mother, me and a older cousin saw a lady at Adele Gorff Allison’s funeral.   The lady looked allot like Adele, when she realized that we were coming toward her, she fled in a hurry.  She didn’t sign the guest book either.  Any help would be appricated.  We don’t care why Rose left the family just wants to know what happened to her.   I do have a few pictures of Rose in her late teens and early 20’s.   Please contact Laura Bryant at buclau@gulftel.com   [posted November 11, 2000]

GRAHAM, Frank M. – Searching for descendents of Frank M. GRAHAM, b. 1835, d. 10-4-1924 and Mary P. GRAHAM, b. ??, d. 4-28-1939. Their daughter Maud Nancy GRAHAM HENDRIX, b. 12-29-1889, was my great grandmother and she lived in the Houghton Camp area on the river and died on 4-6-1976. I believe her brothers to be John F. GRAHAM, b. 3-22-1885, d. 2-10-1945, Paul H. GRAHAM, b. 12-4-1887, d. 1-3-1955. There were other names listed but not sure of the relation. Lucille BARTON, b. 12-29-1902, was Maud’s niece, Also Gladys WHEELER, b.9-23-1908, d. 11-1980 was Lucille’s sister. The GRAHAM’S had a farm in the Rome, Ga area in the late 1800’s. Any info on this GRAHAM line will be appreciated. Please put Genealogy in the subject line, in case the spam filter gets it. Please contact John Meek at jwmeek@cableone.net   [posted March 26, 2007]

GRAINGER, Carolyn Darlene – Child of Carolyn Darlene Grainger.  Father met birth mother Carolyn Darlene Brewer in Tampa Florida, I think they married there then went to Birmingham, Alabama where I was born on 10/13/1951. Her married name would be Grainger, my father’s name was Herman Alvin Grainger and my name is Carolyn Darlene Grainger. My father took me back to Florida when I was about a year old and I never saw my birth mother again. I believe my birth mother’s family was from Birmingham and their name was Brewer. Any information you can give me now would be appreciated.  Please contact Darlene Grainger at 104 S. Armenia Avenue, Apt. 1, Tampa, FL 33609.  [posted January 23, 2009]

GRANT, Franklin – Need marriage information for FRANKLIN GRANT, born Tallapoosa County, Al, June 1847. Lived at some time in Jefferson County. Known children: JESSIE, DOB 1886; MATTIE  DOB 1887; FRANK, DOB 1890; GRACE, DOB 1898. JESSIE married JOHN M. HARPER; MATTIE married CHARLES W. ANDERSON; GRACE never married, taught school in Birmingham City system. FRANKLIN married 1st NANCY HUCKERBY, 2nd MARGARET ?. Any information on these families appreciated.  Please contact Carolyn Parrish at parrish@microxl.com  [posted March 10, 2001]

GRAY, Frederick – Seeking information on Frederick Gray, who immigrated from Germany to Newberry District SC about 1760. He led a group of Geerman settlers who received land granted by King George III of Great Britain. He may have been born in Potsdam or Hesse-Kassel and is reputed to have been a guard at the court at Potsdam. His tombstone in Newberry calls him Baron Frederick Gray.  His son Frederick Gray, a major in the revolution, settled in Alabama after the war, and has living descendants in AL.  We’re interested in learning his birthplace, his German surname before his immigration, and the basis of his claim to be a “Baron.”.   Please contact Dickenson Taliaferro at dmtaliaferro@mindspring.com   [posted February 10, 2001]

GREEN, Hugh –  Looking for any decendants of Hugh and Margaret Green who may have researched the family.  Hugh (1 Dec 1820-30 Jun 1883) and Margaret (27 Aug 1832-16 Apr 1894) are buried in Genery Gap Cemetery on the Jefferson/Shelby County line.  Lived on Porter Road in Jefferson County but are listed in the 1880 census as Beat 5 in Shelby.  Also any information on Elijah and Joseph Green who appear on the 1850 census in Shelby County.  Either maybe the father of Hugh.  Please contact Terry O’Connor at tocnroc@aol.com    [posted December 10, 2004]

GREENWOOD, Roy – Need birth information on child born to Roy GREENWOOD and Anna DASCHKE GREENWOOD.  Anna GREENWOOD died of complications of childbirth on July 7, 1918 in South Highland Hospital in Birmingham.   Am assuming child was born shortly before birth in late June or early July , 1918.   Child could have been a son named Edward, but am not positive.  Roy and Anna were originally from Illinois and Anna’s body was brought back to Illinois for burial.   Roy remained in Birmingham with child.  Seeking any information on the birth of this child. Please contact Cindy Davis at davisc@swansea.stl.unitedway.org    [posted November 11, 2000]

GRESHAM, Benjamin – Need info on Benjamin Gresham, b.29Feb1892 in Tallahassee, Al, died 5Nov1966 in Shawmut, Al.  Benjamin was married to Tommie Farr (or Ferriel) Wood, b. 21Dec1886 in Boaz, Marshall Co, Al.   Their children are: Annie Mae Gresham, b.4-19-14, George Mitchell Gresham, b. 1-8-1916, Elmer Earl Gresham who died in infancy and Azzie Lee Gresham, b.10-8-22.   The children were all born in Shawmut, Al.  Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Pat Austin at pau3234@aol.com  [posted April 4, 2000]

GREW, James William – My great-great Grandfather came to Canada sometime in the early 1800’s. His name was William James Grew. He had a son that he named James William Grew and my grand-father was William James Grew, named after his Grand-father. He came into the port of Liverpool, New Brunswick, Canada which at it’s time was one of the largest ports on the eastern coast. It today in renamed Richibucto. I live on the other side of the Richibucto River in an area called Jardineville named after the ship builder John Jardine. He started a large ship building firm and with Cunnard rivaled St. John and Halifax. Some 300+ three and four masted ships were built here and carried wood to Liverpool, England and returned with passangers.  It is my unerstanding that the Grew’s origionally came from Birmingham. The name means “Dwellers by the sign of the Crane”. The French word for a large male crane is Grue and this possiblly is where the name came from. One source says that the name was formally GREWCOCK. I am an architect and while designing a new tourism center and looking through the Jardine ship records we found the name WILLIAM JAMES GREW buying ship building parts in the year 1840.  I am an American born in Connecticut, USA. We moved here in 1972 not knowing the significance of this area and it’s contact with my great-great-grandfather. I know that all of my grand-parents were born in Canada. Some of my ancestor’s were “loyalists” who had to flee to New brunswick, Canada from New Amsterdam (now New Your City) in 1871. Any information that you can give me would be appreciated. Milton G. Grew, Architect at gdiarch@nbnet.nb.ca.   [posted August 19, 1999]

GRIFFIN, John T. – Looking for any information about a John T. GRIFFIN that registered for the service in 1918. He was living in B’ham and working for L&N Railroad.  He was disqualified for service because he was a leg amputee. He was b.Sept. 1875 and was living in Autauga Co., AL in 1910.   Sometime after 1910 he left his family and the only info I have been able to find further is this military registration. If anyone can help I would certainly appreciate it. I looked at another couple of John T. Griffins in B’ham and they were not him.  If you have access to railroad archives it may have him after 1918.  It was rumored he went to Texas, but I have also come up empty there.  Please contact Tim Williams at timwms45@yahoo.com   [posted May 17, 2008]

GRIMES, Brady M. – Seeking information on my father and family, BRADY M GRIMES, born 1895 and died 1960 burried Adger Cemetery. He was married to BESSIE DAVIS(1st wife) and ELIZABETH HARDIMAN (2nd wife). I have located his grave in the Adger cemetery listing but I have a brother(PAUL TIMOTHY GRIMES) who is also burried in Adger cemetery but there seems to be no marker. I can not seem to go any further back that my father on his side of the family. Please contact Phillip Grimes at pgrimes@kc.rr.com   [posted October 1, 2000]

GRUBBS, Allen Joe – Need marriage information for Allen Joe Grubbs b. 29 Nov 1870, Warrior, Jefferson, Al. & Mary Rebecca Hendrix b. 29 Nov 1874, Warrior, Jefferson, Al. Marriage date (ca 1890) believed to be in Warrior, Jefferson, Al.  Allen Joe Grubbs’ parents are James A. Grubbs b. ca 1847 Al. & Mary Eximine Gilliland b. ca 1838. Mary Rebecca Hendrix parents are Archy Lee Hendrix b. 12 Mar 1852, Al & Mary Jane Sitton b. 12 Jun 1852, , Blount, Al.   Please contact Charlie Crosby at  codepoet@pclnet.net   [posted April 28, 2004]

GULLAHORN, John – Looking for parents of John Gullahorn, born in New Mexico we think. We have heard that Alabama and Louisianna have a lot of Gullahorns, and are hoping for a connection. John was born about 1915, married twice.  Please contact Carol Carlson at carlson@utinet.net.   [posted March 29, 2000]

GUNNAL, John – Looking for descendents of John A. Gunnal (Gunnels ?) wife unknown……he is buried in Pleasant Valley cemetary Jefferson County
Talithia Ann his daughter married Thomas B. ROY…….married 1894 resided Lacey’s Chapel area other siblings unknown. Any knowledge of living individuals or any other family history information appreciated. Please contact Charlene Machen at Ezarc@aol.com   [posted August 25, 2001]