My mother was Martha Lillian Alverson and she was born the 19th day of September 1925 in Coal City, St. Clair Co. Alabama. She died the 26 of November 1993 in West Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL. She married Loren Elsworth Doxsie. [see later]
James Marvin Alverson born 13 Dec 1883 at Coal City, Ala. and died at West Frankfort, IL. He md. the 9th day of April 1905 at Coal City, Ala. to Hester Caroline Smith who was born 10 Jan 1891 at Coal City, Ala., and died 29 June 1977 at Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. James and Hester came to West Frankfort about 1927 to find work in the coal mines. James, who we all called "Pop" worked in the old #18 Peabody mine. He walked to work every day as he never learned to drive. They had eight children, Gladys d. an infant, Grace, Reece, Ruth, MARTHA, Dan, Clyde, John. James and Hester are both buried in the Tower Heights cemetery at West Frankfort.
Jackson Alverson, born 20 June 1845 St. Clair Co., Ala., and died 21 Apr 1899 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Ala. He md. 31 Dec 1871 St. Clair Co. Ala. to Sarah E. Nichols born 11 May 1851 in Ala., and died 26 June 1898 at Coal City, Ala. Jack fought in the civil war along with a brother, and their father. Jack and sarah had 10 children: Elizabeth, Mary Etta, Mack E., Wiley Franklin, Ida Louella, JAMES MARVIN, Walter L., Jeff Baswell, Rose B., Benjamin Grover.
Archibald A. Alverson was born 18 Jan 1812 Laurens Dist., S. C., and died the 20th day of Feb 1900 in Madison Co. Ala. He is buried on top of Gurley mountain beside his third wife in a grave marked only by a big sandstone. A cousin that lives at Gurley took me to the spot where he is buried. Archibalds md. first 1 Aug 1834 Talladega Co. Ala. to Elizabeth Cann/Conn. It is hard to tell on the marriage record if the second letter of the name was an "a" or an "o". I believe it was an o because there were no Cann's there at the time but there was one Sanders Conn living in Talladega Co at that time. Elizabeth was born in 1817 in Ga., and died after the 1860 census and before June of 1861 in St. Clair Co. Ala. Arch and Elizabeth had: George W., Peggy Ann, Sarah Frances, JACKSON, Barnett Franklin, James C. Arch md 2nd 17 June 1861 Manerva C. (Barber) Arnold and they had one son Francis V. Arch md 3rd Annie Elizabeth and had: Jesse Pinkney, William Carroll, Charles Arthur, Sarah S. Archibald was a civil war soldier.
Elijah Alverson born 2 July 1785 in Laurens Dist., S. C., and died in 1872 in St. Clair Co. Ala. He md. 20 March 1810 in S. C. to Clarissa Griffin born 17 March 1789 Newberry Co. S. C., died between 1850 and 1860 census of St. Clair Co., Ala. Elijah and Clarissa had: Chesley David, ARCHIBALD, John G., Charles Asberry, William, Reuben A., Barnett Franklin,James M., Reuben Carroll, Frances Ann. Elijah was a soldier in the war of 1812 from S. C. He drew bounty land in Alabama. He also drew a pension.
John Alverson born c1759 Fairfax Co. Va., died 25 Feb 1829 Laurens Dist., S. C. He md. Frances who was born in 1769 and died 7 Jan 1853 in Laurens Dist., S. C. They had: ELIJAH, Zachariah, William, John Jr., Frances (fem), Polly, Kissie. John was a revolutionary war soldier in the continental line out of Virginia. He was at Valley Forge as a wounded soldier. After he was discharged at Valley Forge he returned home to Virginia and a while later enlisted a second time as a wagoner. After the war he moved for a while to Caswell County N. C. He drew bounty land for his services and then moved to Laurens Dist., S. C. I have no proof of John's parentage. Ch: ELIJAH, Zachariah, William, John Jr., Frances (fem), Polly, Kissie.
Frances Fanny (Beale) Griffin was born about 1745/8 probably in South Carolina, and she died in 1799 at Greenwood Co., S.C. She md. 1st before 1763, the date of birth of the first child, to James Griffin. [see later] She md. 2nd Charles Astley Cooper. Fanny Griffin served as a wagoner in the Revolutionary War for which she drew pay. See South Carolina Indents. Ch. by 1st husband: William, James, Vincent, Charles, JOHN, Mary. Ch. by 2nd husband: Charles Howard, John B., Lucretia, Tabitha, Frances, Reuben.
Capt. William Beale was born about 1727 probably in South Carolina, He died after 13 Dec 1789 at Edgefield Co., S.C. He was a Captain, and a scout in the Revolutionary War. The name of his wife is not known. Ch: James, FRANCES, Tabitha. I have a proven DAR line on Capt William Beale. See NSDAR # 665892
Grandma Beale. Her given name is not known. I call her Grandma Beale. She was a heroine in the Revolutionary War. The account is given in Logan's "UPPER COUNTRY OF SOUTH CAROLINA" of how Bloody Bill Cunningham, the Tory, robbed Mrs. Beale in her home and not believing that she had given him everything of value he struck her across her arm with her sword. Upon hearing of this her son Captain Beale chased down the Tory, and the Tory shot the Captains horse out from under him. The Captain turned in a bill at the close of the war for the loss of a horse. I submitted a DAR line through Grandma Beale. It was denied only because I didn't know her given name.
Conn / Cann
Elizabeth Conn/Cann was born in 1817 in Ga., probably Franklin Co. She died after the 1860 census of St. Clair Co. Alabama. She md. 1 August 1834 in Talladega Co. Alabama to Archibald A. Alverson. [see later] Ch: George W., Peggy Ann, Sarah Frances, JACKSON, Barnett Franklin, James C.
Martha J. Golden was born Feb 1834 in Alabama, probably in Talladega Co. She had a brother Griffin Grainwater Golden. She died in Dec 1914 in Coal City, St. Clair Co., Ala. She md. Lawson Ormintus Mashburn. [see later] A grand daughter of Griffin shared from her personal knowledge that she was the great grand daughter of William Golden who lived in Talladega Co. Alabama and that he owned slaves. Ch: Amanda, Lorrinda, Griffin W., ELIZA J., Nancy.
William Golden or Goulding lived in Talladega Co., Alabama. Ch: MARTHA J., Griffin Grainwater.
Clarissa Griffin was born 17 March 1789 at Newberry Co., S. C., and died between 1850 and 1860 census of St. Clair Co., Alabama. She md. 20 March 1820 Newberry Co., S. C. Elijah Alverson. [see later]. Ch: Chesley David, ARCHIBALD, John G., Charles Asberry, William, Reuben A., Barnett Franklin,James M., Reuben Carroll, Frances Ann.
John Griffin was born c1764 in South Carolina, and his will was dated 16 Sept 1805 in Newberry Co., S. C. His wife was Ann. I do not know her maiden name. Her will was dated 7 Nov 1834 in Newberry Co., S. C. They md. before 1783, the date of their oldest child. John was a Revolutionary Soldier. He served in the S. C. militia after the fall of Charleston. Ch: Mary, Hester, Rebecca, CLARISSA, Frances, Nancy, Susan, Charles, Sarah. I have a proven DAR line through John Griffin. See NSDAR # 665892
James Griffin was born 1731 Virginia. He served as a Private in the S. C. militia from 1780 to 1783. He was killed by Tories in an ambuscade near what became Smith's bridge over the Saluda river. He supplied provisions and forage for Continental use in 1781. He provided 23 bushels of corn for the use of the teams drawing the heavy baggage to the army. He furnished Col. Washington's Cavalry with 25 bushels of corn and also bacon. He md. Frances Fanny (Beale) Griffin" who after her husbands death took his place and drew pay for her services. The proof for her services can be found in South Carolina Indents (pay vouchers). Her name is listed directly above her son John's name in the records. [see Beale] Ch: William, James Jr., Vincent, Charles, JOHN, Mary. I have a proven DAR line through James Griffin. See NSDAR # 665892
Dorinda Hughes was born in 1797 in S. C., possibly Abbeville Dist., and died 5 Nov 1882 at the age of 86 years. She md. 1st name unknown, and md. 2nd Daniel Mashburn and when he died she md. 3rd before the 1850 census of Talladega Co., Ala. to John Harris. In 1876 the family moved to Saline County Arkansas. Mashburn Ch: Marshall, William B., Lankford or Lansford, LAWSON ORMINTUS, Amanda, Henry, James A. Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland and Hot Springs Co's Arkansas, 1889, Goodspeed Pub. Co. gives the following.
Moses Hughes of South Carolina, moved to Alabama. Father of DORINDA.
Nathaniel Wells Hughes of Pennsylvania was of Welsh origin. He fought in the Revolutionary War. MOSES was a little boy with his father in that war. I have proven a DAR line through Nathaniel Hughes. See NSDAR# 665892
Eliza Jane Mashburn was born 15 Nov 1861 in St. Clair Co., Alabama and died 27 March 1898 at St. Clair Co. She md. 25 Nov 1882 Kindred William "Bud Smith. [see later] Eliza was a midwife. Ch: Alabama "Bama" Cornelius, Banner "Mina" Elmina, Charlie Griffin, HESTER CAROLINE, Rollan Witsel.
Lawson Ormintus Mashburn was born c1832-34 in Alabama, probably Talladega Co., and diedin 1872 in Dallas Co., Ala. He was a Civil War soldier. He md. 27 Sept 1852 in Talladega Co., Ala. to Martha J. Golden. Ch: Amanda, Lorrinda, Griffin W., ELIZA J., Nancy.
Daniel Mashburn died in Talladega Co., Alabama between 1840 and 1850. He md. c1812 at Abbeville Dist., S. C. to Dorinda Hughes. [see later] Ch: Marshall, William B., Lankford or Lansford, LAWSON ORMINTUS, Amanda, Henry, James A. In the "History of Arkansas" mentioned in the Hughes line it also says that Daniel Mashburn was a frmer all his life and an honest man. He was a Baptist. He was a son of Matt Mashburn who died in North Carolina, and after his father's decease went to South Carolina and then to Alabama where he resided until his death. Marshall M. was the oldest child of his mother's second marriage. Ch. of Daniel and Dorinda: Marshall, William B., Lankford or Lansford, LAWSON ORMINTUS, Amanda, Henry, James A.
Matt Mashburn died in North Carolina. He is named in the History of Arkansas as being the father of DANIEL.
Mary L. Moore was born about 1840 in Alabama. She was the daughter of Charles P. and Keziah ( ) Moore. In 1850 They lived in Jefferson Co AL. See her husband, Kindred William Smith.
Sarah E. Nichols was born 11 May 1851 in St. Clair Co., Ala., and died 26 June 1898 at Coal City, Ala. Sarah md. 31 Dec 1871 St. Clair Co. Ala. to Jack Alverson. [see later] Ch: Elizabeth, Mary Etta, Mack E., Wiley Franklin, Ida Louella, JAMES MARVIN, Walter L., Jeff Baswell, Rose B., Benjamin Grover.
Lemuel Nichols was born in 1783 in Pasquotank Co. North Carolina, and died c1857 at St. Clair Co., Alabama. He md. 1st, 6 Nov 1805 Nancy Twidy. He md. 2nd, 13 July 1846 St. Clair Co., Ala. to Evaline Wester. [see later] Ch. by 1st wife: dau, William, son. Ch. by 2nd wife: Andrew J., Lidda G., Edward, SARAH, Louisa, Margaret.
Hester Caroline Smith was born 10 Jan 1891 Coal City, St. Clair Co., Alabama, and died 29 June 1977 at Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. She md. James Marvin Alverson. [see later] Ch: Gladys died a baby, Grace, Reece, Ruth, MARTHA, Dan, Clyde, John.
Kindred William "Bud" Smith was born 19 March 1862 at St. Clair Co., Alabama, and died 2 May 1933 at Coal City, St. Clair Co. Ala. He md. 14 Nov 1882 at St. Clair Co. Ala. to Eliza Jane Mashburn. [see later] He md. 2nd 22 Sept 1897 at Coal City to Ida Missouri Alverson, dau of Chesley David and Louvenia(Patterson) Risner Alverson. Ch. by 1st wife: Alabama "Bama" Cornelius, Banner "Mina" Elmina, Charlie Griffin, HESTER CAROLINE, Rollan Witsel. Ch. by 2nd wife: Willie Johnston, Bennie "Dick" Hamilton, Adolphus "Doll" Weaver (twin), twin - died, Sadie "Babe" Mae, Nellie "Tince" Mae Bell, Letha "Gooden" Oleen, Bertha Lee.
Kindred William Smith was born in 1834 in Alabama? or Tennesee? He died about 1867/8 in St. Clair Co., Ala. He served in the Civil War. He md. 10 aug 1855 St Clair Co., Ala. to Mary L. Moore. [see later] Ch: KINDRED "BUD" WILLIAM, Sarah, Jno. G., Jessee B. Charles, John, Elizabeth, Mary Monica.
William Smith was born in 1810 in Tennessee, and died between 1860-1870 in St. Clair Co., Alabama. His wife's name was Sarah and she was born in 1810 in Alabama. Ch: Hariet E., KINDRED WILLIAM, Martin V., Julia Ann, William A., Sarah, Frances J., Mary, Marcay.
Evaline Wester was born in 1811 probably in Green Co. Ga. and died between 1850 and 1857 in St. Clair Co., Alabama. She md. 17 July 1846 in St. Clair Co., Ala. to Lemuel Nichols as his second wife. [see later] Ch: Andrew J., Lidda G., Edward, SARAH, Louisa, Margaret.
Edward Wester was born in 1783 in North Carolina, probably Sampson Co. He died 8 aug 1852 in St. Clair Co., Ala. He md. 1st, Elizabeth Humphries, and he md. 2nd, 17 Nov 1804 at Green Co. Ga. to Elizabeth Yancey. [see later] Ch. by 1st wife: Axum, John "Jack". Ch. by 2nd wife: child, Lewis, EVALINE, Booker, Williamson, Andrew Jackson, Mary, Matilda, Nancy, Elizabeth, Celia Barthenia.
John Wester died in Greene Co. Georgia in 1805. "THE GEOGIANS" pgs 377, 378 says the Westers came from Edgecombe and Nash Co's N. C. into Ga. Specifically one William Wester who received a land grant in Washington Co. Ga. in 1784. etc. Ch. of John Wester: Sally, John, Prudy, EDWARD, William, Sucky, Betsey, Benjamin
Elizabeth Yancey was born in 1787 in Laurens Co., S. C. and died Sept 1857 in St. Clair Co., Alabama. She md. 17 Nov 1804 in Green Co. Georgia to Edward Wester. [see Wester] Ch: child, Lewis, EVALINE, Booker, Williamson, Andrew Jackson, Mary, Matilda, Nancy, Elizabeth, Celia Barthenia.
Lewis Davis Yancey was born in 1762 in Culpepper Co. Virginia. He died 6 June 1851 at Jasper Co. Georgia. He md. 1st before 1787 probably in Laurens Co. S. C. to Mary "Polly". Mary was born about 1765 probably in Laurens Co., S. C. and died after 22 Jan 1814. Lewis md. 2nd Rachel Hall 4 Aug 1814, and 3rd Phoebe Pate 27 June 1820, both in Jasper Co. Ga. Ch: by 1st wife: Winney, Lucy, Sarah, Richard, Benjamin, Layton, Mary, Drucilla, Unity, ELIZABETH, Lewis D., Delphi. I have a proven DAR line through Lewis Davis Yancey. See NSDAR # 665892. Note: DarJan has proven his father. They are connected to the Kavanaugh family.