Queries with surname of S

SAGER, Cecil J. – Looking for information about the Cecil J. Sager family in Birmingham Ala.   IDA M.BAKER SAGER born 1845 in Mercer Co. Pa. was his wife.  They had a daughter Nettie Sager  1866 – 1932 who married a William PENNINGTON and had four children living in this area .   I am doing Family Research on James C. Baker 1819 – 1867 and Ida W. his oldest daughter and sister of my grate grand father Albert Hays Baker 1846 – 1925. I am working on an Orphan Court Record of Dec. 1871 term of Mercer Co.,Pa. listing the names of James C, Baker & Rebecca Hays Baker living children.  I have information on the Baker family and wish to correspond with other decedent of this line. Thank you, Edward E. Luckock, 12173 Edgeview Ave., Conneaut Lake, Pa. 12173 or luckock@alltel.net    [posted May 4, 2003]

SANDERS, Cecil S. – Seeking birth records of Cecil S. Sanders. Born about 1900-03 to William Lafayette & Margie Sanders. May have resided in or around Trafford or Warrior Alabama in Jefferson County. Other children of Wm & Margie were Hatten, John, Jack, Raymond and one daughter; Elsie. Cecil died June 9, 1953 at New Orleans, LA. He is buried in the Stanly Cemetary located in Southwestern Virginia.  Please contact Eddit Sanders at esanders@cinci.rr.com   [posted July 16, 2000]

SCHMITZ, Frank – looking for information on Frank Schmitz, born 1879 in Yalobusha County, MS., and moved to Alabama around 1900. His father was William Jacob Schmitz and mother, Elizabeth Ann Bundrick, both born in South Carolina and die in Yalobusha County, MS. They move to MS after the Civil War. I am looking for the name of his wife and his desendents. Frank is my great-grandfather (James Calhoun Schmitz) youngest brother.  Ancestry .com has Frank living in Jefferson, AL in the 1920 and 1930 Census.  THANK YOU for any help. Please contact Calvin Schmitz at calvinschmitz@yahoo.com   [posted March 26, 2007]

SCHOEL,   My mother, Helen LEHMANN (who was born in Birmingham 12/29/1903) had cousins who lived in the Birmingham area and I would like to locate any kin. I have heard mention of ‘Tonte’ Augusta SCHOEL but do not know her husband’s given name. The family originally immigrated from the area of Heide, Germany. Anyone having knowledge of this family please contact D. Cabanillas at sevenseas@att.net   [posted April 28, 2004]

SCOTT, Tom –  I am trying to locate african american family members from almost a century ago. My father migrated to West Virginia in the 1920’s (I believe). He came to work for a coal company. My father’s name was Tom Scott and he was born in Bessemer, Alabama He was related to Sam Rose and Susie Rose of Bessemer Alabama. They were his aunt and uncle. They passed away in the late 60’s. Tom Scott’s father’s name was Tom Jones and his mothers name was Lula Jones. He was raised by his grandmother (I do not know her name). If anyone has any ideas as how I may trace some family lineage He never had a birth certificate. They had to create one for him when he got to West Virginia when he received his social security. I have no records at all to go on. He did say he had sisters, never mentioned any brothers and picked cotton as his mother and grandmother were sharecroppers. His father did have another family up the road he would say when I was a little girl. This is all the information I have. I would be very grateful. Please contact me at ginthom@yahoo.com   Thanks.  Gin Thomas, P. O. Box 1634, Williamson, WV 25661   [posted February 7, 2005]

SEALE,  Any SEALE family connection.   I am seeking any SEALE/SEALS/SEALES/SEAL family connections. I am attempting to make possible connections with the surname above.  Please contact me, Bobby Joe Seales, at Seales_Family@msn.com.  I am the Shelby County ALGenWeb host.  Visit http://www.rootsweb.com/~alshelby/shelby.html    [posted September 3, 1999]

SEARS, S. T. – Hi this message is for anybody who may know any thing about any SEARS family living in or around the Birmingham or Bessemer areas. My name is Chris Sears, and I’m African Amemerican. I am looking my grandfather, S.T. SEARS. His  place of birth was Birmingham. Left wife and his baby  (my father)Jimmie SEARS in Marietta, Ga. around 1944. This would really mean a lot….Thank You.  Please contact Christopher Sears at  chrisbsears@yahoo.com     [posted August 17, 2006]

SELF, Elijah –  I am looking for Elijah Self b. 12 Aug 1809 d. 8 Jun 1890 bu. United Methodist Church Cem. in Clay, Jeff. Co., AL. Have web page on FTM. Yvonne Self at YvonneSelf@aol.com  [posted August 19, 1999]

SHEPARD, Jesse Madison – Trying to locate my husband’s grandfather’s grave.  The grandparents divorced in the early 1900’s in jefferson county or surrounding area and and had no contact with his children by his first wife, mary kerley.  mary kerley shepard then kept a rooming house for mr walter e henley from birmingham at the coal mine in piper alabama in the 1920’s….anyone have any information?  thanks for the time and effort.jodie lee shepard at JShepgolfs@aol.com   [posted August 19, 1999]

SHINES, Annie Louise Cook –  I am looking for heir information on Ann or Annie Louise Cook Shines.   Born 12/04/08 died 11/04/92.  She lived in Warrior, AL.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Please email Jennifer Kruger at jeniannk@yahoo.com.   [posted March 26, 2007]

SIMS, John Andrew Jr. – Looking for any info on family members of John Andrew Sims.  He had one son that I know of which is my father, JNO ANDREW SIMS, JR.(Deceased, July 96)who was born March 30,1930 in Pratt City, AL. JOHN ANDREW SIMS was married to my grandmother ALICE KENNEDY but they later divorce.   The family is of West Indian descent, but classified as colored.My father changed his name to Johnny Jones and moved to Longview, TX with his wife Mary (Core) Jones.   They lived in Opelika AL for a short time. I know there are cousins that live in the Birmingham (Pratt City) area. I just want to find any living relative of this family or info if all are deceased.  Please contact Daphne Jones-Shine at dmjs@mindspring.com   [posted July 15, 2001]

SINCLAIR, Grant – Former music evangelist from OK City. Died about 1967-1968 in Birmingham.  Interested in information as to exact date, family, children.  Please contact David Sinclair at kcbcdavid@mindspring.com[posted July 7, 2001]

SKAGGS, Joseph –  My grandfather was Joseph Skaggs, lived on Idlewild Circle in Southside until his death in 1977.  My grandmother Jean lived there until she sold the house approxiimately 3-5 years ago.  I am looking for information on his family, his mother lived near Glen Iris also on Southside; she died on her 88th birthday in the early 1970’s.   Any information will be much appreciated.  Contact .Wayne Skaggs at wayneskaggs@iwon.com   [posted August 21, 2000]

SKINNER, Abijah Wilford – Obituary for Abijah Wilford Skinner.  Need search for obituary for Abijah Wilford SKINNER. died January 06, 1933 at Powderly, Jefferson county, AL.  Married to Eugenia B. ??   Looking for relatives/survivors information in obit.  Willing to pay for copies, postage, and modest finder’s fee if document(s) can be located.  Contact Brian Skinner, Rt 1 Box 57, Trenton, TX  75490 or skinner@texoma.net.   [posted November 22, 1999]

SLAUGHTER, J. Jake – I am searching for any information about a SLAUGHTER family who lived and died in Birmingham, Ala. in 1880 and before and died in 1880 – 1882. My grandfather, John William SLAUGHTER was bn in May 2, 1881 or 1882 in Birmingham. His father was killed before his birth while clearing a field in Birmingham (or in the area of) he was supposedly hit in the head with an ax by a blackman and killed. His wife, Gertrude? Jane? Slaughter (maiden name ELLIS) died while giving birth to John William SLAUGHTER. They had 2 or 3 children prior and their names were: Gertrude (prob the oldest) Shelby or Sheldon bn 1877 or 1878 and Dave or David bn 1878-1879. I have been unable to find any trace of this tragic family…the children, orphaned, were taken to OK and TX by a Rev. FERGUSON, to live with an Uncle Frazier ELLIS in Davis, Murray Co. OKLA., any info or help will be highly appreciated. Thank you, Carolyn Coughlin in CA jjcoughlin@worldnet.att.net or 2537 Sloan Drive, La Verne, CA 91750.   [posted February 14, 2000; updated July 24, 2000]

SMITH, Charles W. – I am looking for information on Charles W. Smith (sometimes listed as Chas or Charlie) and Anita B. (maiden name unknown).  They were listed on the 1920 and 1930 census in Birmingham, AL.  Anita’s occupation was listed as “Proprietor of a cafe” and Charles was listed as a “salesman for a bakery.”  The census also reports them as living on 6th Ave.  They had 4 children: Milton, Margaret Anita, Catherine and Charlie W.  Since Smith is such a common name, I would greatly appreciate any information about them. Please email me at bairdesigns@cox.net   Thank you so very much!  Cindy Baird    [Posted November 12, 2007]

SMITH, Frederick – Seeking burial location for Frederick Smith and wife Rachel (nee unknown).  It is believed that Smith was a coal miner and that he was born in Germany about 1837.  Rachel was born in TN about 1828. A son, Henry, was born in 1863 in TN but married Mary Jacobs on July 25, 1883 in Birmingham AL where they had several children before migrating to Indiana in 1900.   Smith Family is listed in the 1880 Jefferson County AL census.  We believe that Fred and Rachel remained in Alabama. Please contact Nina LaRue at  vivalarue1@aol.com    [posted September 25, 2006]

SMITH, Paul Revere – Need information on “Paul Revere Smith” died between 1972/3 in Birmingham Alabama. I’m looking for either the death notice that was placed in a local newspaper, or the funeral home where his service was. My mother is dying of cancer and I’m trying to find her brother Daniel Lamar Smith whom she’s had no contact with in almost fifty years. I’ve been searching for over 10 years now and no one seems to know anything. I believe Daniel’s last known address and information was on this death notice. If anyone can help me with either finding Daniel or the death notice or something, please email me at  michiganlady50@yahoo.com.  Thank you so much.  Debbie in Michigan    [posted October 3, 2005]

SMITH, Rose Belle – Need marriage information for Rose Belle SMITH, born in Georgia, but lived in Alabama most of life.   Maiden name Cantrell. 1st marriage to Will DeRamus.  Divorced in 1910 (jefferson co.) Marriage was to Henry Smith probably 1911 to 1914 most likely.  Lived in the Sandusty area of Brimingham.  Attended the Sandusty Methodist Church, husband Henry was a mine supt.. They had a son Henry Smith Jr.  Passed away 1950, buried in Crumley Cemetary at Sandusty.  Help is needed…Please contact Reba Miracle at boohi@bellsouth.net   [posted November 12, 2007]

SMITHSON, Anson – married Rhoda Worthington 7-8-1819 in Jefferson Co Al.  Where did he come from to al.? Please contact Frances Herring at granny01@dellnet.com.    [posted February 14, 2000]

SNEAD, Warren W. – Looking for information about the family of SNEAD, Warren William, B: 12 Nov 1879 in Virginia; M: 12 June 1907 in Louisiana to Sophie Marie Edna FEARING B: 1883 in Louisiana. They had two children: William Warren B: 1908 and Geraldine B:1913. They were born in Alabama and lived in Birmingham 1910 -1920. Would like to connect to any descendants of this family, as their mother is the link to us back here in Massachusetts. I would like to correspond with any others researching the SNEAD line. Please contact Daniel E Horton at Danzdriver@aol.com or write me at 940 County Street, Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771.  I am also researching the Fearing family of Louisiana.   [posted Janyary 15, 2005]

SNOW, Frances Lucile – Need marriage information for Frances Lucile Snow, born in Jefferson Co., A.  Marriage to Cullom Swaggerty from Knoxville, TN. would have occurred between 1910 and 1916. Known child, Dorothy Frances born 1917. Can find no records to marriage at Jefferson Co. courthouse, nor Alabama State Archives.  Please contact Barbara Krpec at bkrpec@hotmail.com    [posted July 27, 2004]

SNOW, William Caloway – I would like any information on my great grandfather, William Caloway Snow,born 1817, I believe in Jefferson County, Al.  He died 28 Dec. 1862 in Ackerman, Choctaw, Ms. His wife was Annie Jane Griffin, born 3 June 1825 in N. C.  She died 17 Feb. 1895 in Ackerman, Choctaw, Ms.  Their children were: Cicero Snow, born 1847; Susan Snow born 1849; Eli Snow born 1858; Francis Marion Snow born 1856; Alice Jane Snow born 1857; William Caloway Snow born 1860.   All these children were born in Ackerman, Choctaw, Ms.  William Caloway, the father, was a Private in the Civil War, Co. H, 27 Reg’t Mississippi Inf.  He was captured at Harrodsburg, Ky. on Oct. 11, 1861.  I have searched many years for his parents, Eli Snow who was born 1780 somewhere in N.C. and his mother, Sarah Ayers who was born 1783 in S.C.   I would love to have any kind of information – a marriage date of William Caloway and Annie Jane which might give me some info of their parents. A marriage date for Eli and Sarah which also might give me some info about their parents.  I would be so totally grateful for any information you might be able to give me.  Please contact Sarah Westergard at yellowrose56@mindspring.com  [posted August 25, 2004]

SORRELL, A. C. – Searching for any information on A.C.(A.Curtis)Sorrell,(b)5/1871 Cleburne Co Al to Dr.John W.Sorrell and Jerusha Treadwell.A.C.is on 1900 census for Brookside,Jefferson Co Al with name as “Sarrell” with his wife,Ola,and her brother,John S Bobo,in the household.A.C.was the city Marshall for Brookside.They had 2 sons,Albert Hugh (b)12/24/1900 and Henry (b)about 1902.It is said that A.C.died when the boys were small.Ola remarried 1/19/1906 in Jefferson Co Al.A.C.must have died within period 1902 tthrough 1905.Can find no record.Also have found no burial site.Have searched al known cemeteries in Brookside area as well as Cleburne Co area where family members are buried.Unsure of the first name but appears on 1900 census it may be “Alva”. Would appreciate any possible information or suggestions.Please contact Billy McDaniel at b-pmcdaniel@charter.net.   [posted May 13, 2007]

SOUTH, Mary Frances –  Searching for any information on the family and parents of Mary Frances (Fannie) South.  Father was Henry South, mother Caroline UNK.  Fannie m. Isaac Porter Nolen in Fayette Co. AL 22 Oct 1882 and they had 7 children.  At some point, they moved to Lacey’s Chapel, Jefferson Co., AL.  Isaac Porter died in 1896 and Fannie became involved with a Jim Wright.  As a result, my grandmother, Frances Adele Wright, was born in 1904.   Fannie and Jim Wright were never married.  Need information on Fannie’s parents and anything at all on Jim Wright.  Please contact Faye Adkins at parrothead@gulftel.com   [posted March 7, 2005]

STEIN, Otto and Emma – Need information on family of Emma and Otto Stein. Emma died in Jefferson county in 1943.  Please contact Kimberly Fullenwider at KimberlyjeanF@verizon.net   [posted September 21, 2003]

Stephenson Brick Co. –  I am trying to find out information about 1600 acres that was purchased near Cordova Alabama in or around May 1925 by the Stephenson Brick Company, I want to know if the plant is still open, if so where is it located and who owns the 1600 acres now.  Please contact Shannon Graves at shannongraves@tampabayproperty.com    [posted December 14, 2008]

STIDHAM, Mary Lucille – Needing to locate Mary Lucille STIDHAM born in Marion County, AL Hackleburg parents Alma Victoria DOTSON& John Rudolphus Dolphus STIDHAM.  Lucille married Earl T. MOORE.  Can’t find any information on Lucille STIDHAM MOORE or any of her descendants or any information on the DOTSON’S.  Please contact Marcy Bailey at  mlbgjones@hotmail.com    [posted September 21, 2003]

STRATTON, Perlimner Winfield, Need to confirm that parents of Perlimner Winfield STRATTON were Henry STRATTON, b. about 1823 in SC, and Mary Ann ADKINS (or ATKINS), b. about 1830 in MS. Census records show them in Sanford (now Lamar) County AL in 1860.  In 1870 census, Perlimner Winfield STRATTON and his older brother, Henry (Jr.), were living with Charles and Martha COLEMAN near Big Pond. Henry (Sr.) is thought to be the person who was a 3rd Sergeant in Co K of the 26th Alabama Infantry. Birthplace of this Henry is suspected to be either Sumter Co or Richland Co in SC. No records have been found re. marriage of Henry and Mary Ann. Possible that the marriage was recorded in Fayette Co AL, and records lost when courthouse burned. Any information on the above marriage and/or on the parents of Mary Ann would be greatly appreciated.  Contact Bill Polk at billpolk@earthlink.net  [posted August 19, 1999]