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"Ball and Craft Families" gives 5 June 1897 as death date while in Randolph Co., Alabama Cemeteries gives from death register 28 May 1897 being two years, nine months and zero days. 
Craft, Charles M. (I474)
"Georgia Intestate Records" by Austin:
GEORGE Craft, orphan of W.H. Craft, decd., E.W. Holand, gdn. 12 Jan 1863, Fulton Co., Georgia.
My comment: Is this another child or should it be GEORGIA?

From same source:
Louisa Craft, minor orphan of William H. Craft, decd., William H. Harvill, gdn., 5 Mar 1860; E.W. Holland gdn., 3 Nov 1862, Fulton Co., Georgia. 
Craft, William H. (I510)
"The Craft and Ball Families..." has Abner Dison's birth date as 3 November 1853. 
Craft, Abner Dison (I497)
11 January 2006 Talladega Daily Home Obituary


ANNISTON - Donald Anthony Finn, 73, died Monday January 9, 2006. A native of Childersburg, he attended both the elementary and high school where he was the first captain and lettered in football. He played three years of football for the Air force . Mr. Finn was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force for seven years. Donald moved to Birmingham in 1956 and worked as a millwright out of Local #1192. He was involved with the early Alabama Gang building stock cars. Mr. Finn made Anniston his home for the past 15 years. Mr. Finn is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A.M. and Calvary Marie Finn and a sister, Virginia Jeanette Hartley. He is survived by his wife, Ellen "Nell", of 48 years; four brothers, Magnus A. Finn of Athens, Ga., Millard L. Finn (Jean) of Saraland, Mikeral R. Finn (Sandra) of Winterboro, Joe E. Finn (Linda) of Marietta, Ga.; five sisters, Shirley M. Sheets of Columbiana, Dorothy L. Lovetto (John) of Loganville, Ga., Ester P. Simpson (David) of Hartwell, Ga., Nancy J. Jenkins (Larry) of Toccoa, Ga., Emma F. Jordan (Tony) of Sautee, Ga. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 1 p.m. at Ridout's Trussville Chapel with burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Ridout's Trussville Chapel will direct the services. 
Finn, Donald Anthony (I3009)
4 May 2003 Obituary, Daily Home

SYLACAUGA - Funeral service for Mrs. Lena F. Culver, 68, of Sylacauga was Friday at 11 a.m. in Curtis Son North Chapel with the Rev. Don Grice officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Culver died Monday, April 28, at Brookwood Medical Center.

She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Ray Culver and William Keith Culver both of Sylacauga; two daughters, Janice Lynn Breedlove and Ramona Jean Bryant both of Sylacauga; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Culver is preceded in death by her parents H. M. and Lillie Mae Horton, Lillie Pearl Traylor and husband Homer Culver Jr.

Curtis and Son North Chapel directed the service.
Horton, Lena Frances (I612)
8 January 1900 was the date the license was issued. There was no return. 
Family F846
A letter to me from Jim Myers of Cleburne, TX states:
"..... They (George and Mary Adelaid Harless) farmed somewhere around Birmingham, Alabama. Sometime after 1900 George's brother came to visit and told them about how easy it was to get rich by farming cotton in Texas. They moved to Hubbard, Texas and share-cropped. My grandfather, James Henry Myers, moved to Hubbard in 1918 and worked with them until about 1922.
My grandmother, Alberta Harless, made an audio tape in 1977. On it she says that she remembered her relatives back in Alabama. She said she was born in Birmingham on 18 August 1887. She said she remembered her aunts and uncles, as well as her grandparents, who all lived close to them. My cousin never asked her what their names were. She died in 1979. "

Actually, according to the 1900 Bosque County, Texas census, the Harlesses were in Texas in 1900. Their last child born in Alabama was born in 1895, the first born in Texas was born in 1898, putting the move to Texas between, say, 1896 and 1897. 
Royal, Mary Adelaid (I3062)
A letter to Woodrow Boyett from Mr. R.B. Bagley who grew up next door to the Deasons near Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama says that John lived "with his grandfather John Deason (in 1880). After the death of his grandfather and two aunts he lived on at the Deason homeplace until his death in 1932". He died unmarried. 
Deason, John (I2613)
A picture of Sarah Campbell and A.J. Pogue is at: 
Campbell, Sarah A. (I996)
A picture of Sarah Campbell and A.J. Pogue is at: 
Pogue, Andrew Jackson (I997)
Abner served in Company G of the 22nd Alabama Infantry during the Civil War and was killed on December 31, 1862 in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was buried in an unmarked grave on the battle field.

The record here,
states he was killed in Shelbyville, Tennessee. 
Ball, Abner C. (I547)
According to "Families Remembered", Franklin Stonecypher died in the Civil War in Virginia. 
Stonecypher, Frank (I255)
According to "Hortons in America" there were also six daughters to this marriage. Names not given. These Hortons were Missionary Baptists. 
Horton, Francis Marion (I2417)
According to "Hortons of America" Joseph Horton lived in Leicestershire, England 
Horton, Joseph (I2388)
According to "Patillo Family Records" Mary E. Smith's death date was
Smith, Mary E. (I948)
According to "Patillo Family Records" Wesley Calhoun Smith's birth date was
15 May 1847.

Etta Douglas remembers meeting Calhoun Smith. He was wearing a tall hat, a coat with tails and reminded her of Abraham Lincoln. He was tall with a beard.
She was a young child and remembers that he gave her candy. 
Smith, Wesley Calhoun (I87)
According to Albert Phurrough, great grandson of William Wesley Royal, Wiliam's first wife, Nancy, had inherited a share in her parent's estate. William is said to have spent that. I know nothing of this, not even family rumors. To be fair, it might not have been frivolous. He could have spent it getting out of debt. It is known, however, that he went to church in a surrey. Probably not a common site among the farmers in those days. William had begun to go blind in his latter years. 
Royal, William Wesley (I732)
According to Albert Phurrough, William and Nancy Royal's great grandson, Nancy died giving birth to Minnie. 
Gilbert, Nancy Ann (I3049)
According to Lloyd Bullard, grandson, William Perry Bullard came from around Goodwater, Coosa Co., Alabama to Mississippi near the end of the Civil War and settled in a house that is now in Tishomingo Park, that house either having been left there when the park was built or being on display as one of the first hoses in the area. 
Bullard, William Perry (I2596)
According to the preface -- Introduction for "Hortons in America" Barnabas Horton came to America 1633-1638 on the ship Swallow. He landed at Hampton, NH. How long he remained at Hampton is not known. In 1640 he was in New Haven, CT with his wife and two children. In October of 1640, he assisted Rev. John Davenport and Gov. Eaton in organizing a Congregational Church, and sailed to the east end of Long Island, now Southold.
Barnabas Horton was a man of deep-toned piety, and a warm advocate of civil and religious freedom. He was one of the most prominent and influential men of Southold. He was for many years a magistrate, and several times a member of the General Court at New Haven and Hartford. He built the first framed dwelling-house ever erected on the east of Long Island, and that house is still (1875) standing and occupied. It is a shingle-house, that is shingles are used for weather-boards, and the sides have never been reshingled, and the roof but once, according to the statement of Jonathan Goldsmith Horton, the last Horton occupant of the old house.
It is said that Barnabas was large in stature, and of a ruddy completion, and of fine social qualities.
His tombstone is of English blue marble, five feet long and about three feet wide. It is placed horizontally over the grave. The stone was re-lettered about fifty or sixty years ago (ca 1830) by Jonathan G. Horton. It is elevated about eighteen inches from the ground, on a good stone base. The original base was of brick, but it had all crumbled down many years ago. The present base was put under the stone at the time it was re-lettered by John G. Horton.
The inscription surrounds the border of the stone, and reads as follows: "Here lieth buried the body of Mr. Barnabas Horton, who was born at Mousely, Leicestershire, Old England, and died at Southold, on the 13th day of July, 1690, aged 80 years." In the center of the stone we find the Epitaph, as follows:
"Here lies my body tombed in dust
'Till Christ shall come to raise it with the just;
My soul ascended to the throne of God,
Where with sweet Jesus now I make abode:
Then hasten after me, my dearest wife,
To be partaker of this blessed life;
And you, dear children, all follow the Lord,
Hear and obey His public sacred word;
And in your houses call upon His name,
For oft I have advised you to the same:
Then God will bless you with your children all,
And to this blessed place He will you call."
Heb. XI:4--"He being dead, yet speaketh."
It is said that this epitaph was written by himself, and that it, together with the inscription, date of his death excepted, was all put upon the stone before he died. He was the only one of the original thirteen (to go to New Haven, CT) who brought his tombstone with him, and this fact seems to indicate a commendable desire to see that his name and memory should not perish from the earth.
Note by Mrs. Theodore Horton of Albany, NY 1929 --
"...... There is no evidence whatever that Barnabas Horton 'brought his tombstone with him', as has been said. ......... The tomb was in view of the old house while it still stood."

I also have reference, source unknown, that Barnabas Horton I married Anne Smith of Stanion Northamptonshire, England in 1622. (Note date. "Hortons of America" has him being born in 1610. Therefore, he would have married at 12 years old.) After Anne died he married Mary Langton and emigrated to America. 
Horton, Barnabas I (I2387)
Alice Stonecypher Holmes is found with her husband and children on the 1910 Talladega County, Alabama census. In 1920 her husband, Leander, had remarried. The 1920 Talladega County, Alabama census shows his oldest child by his new wife, Fronie, having been born in 1915. This narrows the years between 1910 and 1914 for Alice to have died. 
Stonecypher, E. Alice (I226)
Alonza Walker was adopted by his grandparents, Lon and Dicen Royal, when his parents died. He is legaly and Royal. 
Walker, Alonza (I586)
Alphabetical Poll List -- Beat 3 -- Clay Co., Alabama (Primary source)
B.M. Pope 1901-1917 "No years paid" 
Pope, Benjamin M. (I568)
An unconfirmed note on GenWeb under Shiloh-Lineville Cemetery in Clay County, Alabama indicates Green Wood could be in an unmarked grave there and gives his death year as 1864.

Index to War of 1812 pension application file shows:
Private - Capt. W. McKinney's Co. Georgia Vols
Widow - Selah Wood 
Wood, Green B. (I3187)
Annie Norred McGehee's exact birth date is not known. Her grave marker has 1884, census and some family records have 1879, yet her Social Security death record gives 8 May 1883. Her Social Security card was issued in 1967 when she was past 80 years old. It's quite possible someone else entered incorrect information on the card. 
Norred, Annie Viola (I48)
Apparently, Dee and his brother, Wyatt were raised by their grandparents, Benjamin M. and Martha Pope after their parents died in 1905. They are found living with Benjamin and Martha on subsequent census records. 
Griffin, I. Dee (I3262)
HANOVER ? Funeral service for Aubrey Lee Dale Sr., 84, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Johnny Clark and the Rev. Charles Sims officiating. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.

Obituary - Talladega Daily Home - 24 October 2002

Mr. Dale died Oct. 21 at Coosa Valley BMC. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, was employed by Sokol's Furniture and Appliance Company for 30 years and was retired chief of security for Alpine Bay Resort Community. He was a charter member of Coosa Valley Rescue Squad, which he served for 45 years. He was a member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church in Hanover.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Dale of Hanover; three sons, Roy A. Dale and wife Mavis of Houston, Texas, Paul Dale and wife Yoshiko of Lillian and Aubrey Dale Jr. and wife Barbara of Northport; one daughter, Sandra Sims and husband the Rev. Charles Sims of Sylacauga; three brothers, Claude Dale of Palm Court, Fla., Rush T. Dale of High Springs, Fla., and Leon Dale of Sylacauga; two sisters, Joyce Rossusa of Childersburg and Jettie Bates of Sylacauga; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Coosa Valley Rescue Squad will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Pallbearers will be Michael Dale, Paul Dale, Charles Dale, Stephen Horn, Anson Smalley and Barry Isbell.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund.

The body may be viewed Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service. 
Dale, Aubury Lee (I2795)
Autauga Co., AL 1860 census has Georgia as her birthplace. 
Lewis, Lucinda (I1446)
Autauga Co., AL 1860 census has his age being 59 (1801). 
Smith, John (I91)
Autry Royal Norred's family bible gives Lon's (Alonza) birth year as 1855, his death certificate says 1856, the 1900 census says 1857and the 1910 census says 1858. We would assume the death certificate is correct.
Lon's arm was cut off in a sawmill accident. It was still hanging on when he pulled it from the saw, so he put it back in and finished it off himself. He then drove himself by horse and buggy several miles into town to have the doctor stitch it up.
(Story handed down through the family.)
We first find Lon and Dicen in the 1900 Talladega County census - twice!

First in Emauhee (Sycamore area), page 7B

Royal, Alonza A.Mar 184347GA/GA/GADay laborer
SparklayJun 186931AL/AL/AL
ArrieJan 188713
The eight younger children are not listed here, but are in the other 1900 Talladega County census.

Wewoka (also close to Sycamore), page 10A

Royals, AlonzaMar 185743AL/AL/ALFarming
DisenOct 187326" " "
ArrieSept 188613 " " "
ColumbusSept 188712" " "
EffieOct 188811" " "
MaeAug 1891 9" " "
EuniceMay 1893 7" " "
MarzieNov 1894 5" " "
TalmadgeApril 1896 4" " "
IreneJan 1898 2" " "
LoisFeb 19003/12" " "
They had been married 16 years. Dicen was the mother of nine children with all nine living.
Notice the year and month differences in the two records. Why are there two records? Were they in the process of moving when the census taker came around and he caught them at both places?
Dicen's name was, if I read family Bible writing correctly, Dicen Sparkling Hand.
To save space, we won't show all the census records for this large family.
Lon and Dicen's oldest child, Arrie, died in 1918, but Dicen didn't want their father raising them. We don't know why, but one theory has to to with his American Indian mother or grandmother. So Lon and Dicen legally adopted the four Walker grandchildren and gave them the Royal name.
Lon and Dicen's son, Talmadge, was lost at sea in WWI.They were devestated, but practical people that they were, they used the money from his death to buy land in Childersburg. They owned land in town and in the country. It is believed they also owned rental property in Sylacauga and Childersburg. It was the farm in the country where Lon had his sawmill, the one that took his arm.
Royal, Lon C (I579)
Avondale Sun, January 21, 1946
?Welcome Home?
Sylacauga, Catherine Card
Henry Ford Craft 
Craft, Henry Ford (I375)
Avondale Sun, January 21, 1946
Catherine Spinning by Jane Pfeifer, reporter
Mr. Edward Parnell, Howard Baxter, Alonza Royal, Misses Remie Hardy, Iona Phurroughs, Mary Freeman were out taking pictures Sunday. 
Royal, Alonza (I602)
Avondale Sun, January 21, 1946
Mrs. Edna Jones has returned home from the hospital after a severe case of pneumonia, bus is still confined to the bed. 
Jones, Edna (I1848)
Betty Sellers was living in Lineville, Clay County, Alabama at the time of her death, but had gone to Atlanta for an operation. 
Sellers, Sarah Elizabeth (I448)
Cause of death - her clothing caught fire at her mother's wash pot and she was burned to death. From the Bible of Daniel Marion Craft. 
Craft, Martha E. (I494)
Clarke Co., Georgia Militia Fines: (printed source)
Garrett Craft, 1832
W.T. Alexander's Battalion Riflemen Georgia Militia
Formed in Watkinsville Clark County Georgia - 1836

Garrett Craft
Craft, Garrett (I508)
Clarke Co., Georgia Militia Fines: (printed source)
Robert Craft, 1832 
Craft, Robert Eli (I539)
Clay Co., Alabama marriage Bk. B
#461 James PAGE to Sarah A. BROWNING on December 23, 1880, by Turner Wright, NP & Ex Off JP at
the residence of J.M. Browning. Bond: James Page and John Lucius. NOTATION: ?James Page has the
consent of the parents of Sarah Ann Browning to marry when it suits them this Dec 20, 1880?.
Signed: J.M. Browning and Anroy (?) S. Browning. Witness: W.J. Browning and J.B. Browning. 
Family F914
Clay County, Alabama Marriage Book E
#067 John D. BROWNING to Laura BAKER on September 17, 1891 by Wm C. Brooks at his residence.
Bond: J. M. Browning and J. D. Browning. 
Family F429
Clay County, Alabama Marriages
Book D 1886-1890 page 417 
Family F45
Clay County, Alabama Marriages
Book D 1886-1890 page 553 
Family F41
Clelmer Hayes Powell

Nov. 8, 1925-June 17, 2007

Clelmer Hayes Powell, 81, of Mount Airy died Sunday at Grady Hospital, Atlanta.

Born in Troup County to the late George Monroe and Cora Craft Powell, he was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a retired Civil Service Aircraft Electronics employee and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Wall Powell, Mount Airy; daughters, Sue Powell, Demorest, Carol Humphrey, Byron, and Jean Powell and Gwen Clark, both of Mount Airy; son, Danny Powell, Mount Airy; sister, Opal Smith, Valley, Ala.; brother, Glenn Powell, Warner Robins; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held later.

Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., June 19, 2007 
Powell, Clelmer Hayes (I3633)
Columbus' WWI registration card states he was single and supported his parents at the time of registration in 1917. His name is signed Columbus Josph Royal. 
Royal, John Columbus (I587)
Craft, Mr. Gerald Wayne

SYLACAUGA - Funeral service for Gerald Wayne Craft, 63, will be Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in Stewartville Church of God Cemetery. Mr. Craft died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Abrams Craft; and parents, Henry and Willie Mae Craft. He is survived by his son, David Craft and wife Dadrean of Sylacauga; daughters, Sharon Nickolson of Childersburg and Michelle Baxley and husband Bill of Atlanta; brothers, Billy Craft and wife Jean of Weogufka, Ricky Craft and wife Wanda of Sylacauga and Gary Craft and wife Sharon of Childersburg; sisters, Jackie Kelley and husband Thomas of Sylacauga, Terri Duke of Sylacauga, Lisa Guy and husband David of Sylacauga; two granddaughters, Devon Craft and Ashley Butler; and five grandsons, Rusty Craft, Allen McGhee, Blake McGhee, Colin Baxley and Conner Baxley. Pallbearers will be Matt Craft, Scott Craft, Allen McGhee, Blake McGhee, Warren Ford and Larry Ford. Members of IBEW 136 will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.
Published in The Daily Home on 6/27/2009 
Craft, Gerald Wayne (I378)
D.M. Norred, born 1815, was on the muster roll of O. W. Shepherd's Mounted Infantry Randolph Reserves, Randolph, Alabama. These men were from the Micaville/Heflin areas of Randolph County, much of which is now
in Cleburne County, Alabama. 
Norred, Darlington Madison (I2501)
Daily Home 12 September 2002


SYLACAUGA - Graveside service for French Onita Horton Stillwell, 96, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Marble City Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Peters and the Rev. Pearl Jenkins officiating.

Mrs. Stillwell died Sept. 10 at Sylacauga Health Care Center.

She is survived by one son, Horace A. Horton and wife June of Sylacauga; one sister, Hazel M. Parker of Sylacauga; one granddaughter, Michele Horton of Sylacauga; one stepdaughter, Mary Fleming of Vincent; one stepson, Jack Stillwell of Marietta, Ga.; one great-grandchild, Tiffany Strickland; one stepgrandchild, Debbie; one stepgreat-grandchild; a favorite niece, Louise Elrod and husband Ronald; and a host of friends, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1:30 intil 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Womens Christian Society of First Church of God, P.O. Box 569, Sylacauga, Ala., 35150.

Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service 
Parker, French Onita (I143)
Daughter, Anastasia Browning's death certificate gives Daniel's name as Jack Coleman. 
Coleman, Daniel (I3155)
Daughter, Anastasia Browning's death certificate gives Mahala's name as Frances. 
Treadwell, Mahala (I3156)
David C. Hagan never married. He was a private in the Coosa Independent Confederate Volunteers, Company B., 12th Infantry. (Source: Coosa Heritage, July 1980, p.4/Woodrow Boyett). He was in Warren Co., Mississippi in 1870 and 1880. In 1970, he was next door to his brother Charles and in 1880, in Charles' household. 
Hagan, David (I829)
David's WWI draft registration card (5 June 1917) describes him as short, light blue eyes and sandy hair. It states he has a wife and two children.

On his draft registration card and the 1920 and 1930 census records, he is still listed as a farmer. He, apparently, became a minister some time after 1930. 
Craft, David Marion (I1215)

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