John C. HARE Jr.
Azariah Dumas and his wife, Susannah Dumas late Susannah Hare, represent that Bailey Maners (Maness), Administrator of the estate of John Hare had failed to distribute the estate in more than twelve months. He prays to the court on behalf of wife and one child as the only heirs for a rule on said Maners.
(This was sometime in Dec, 1825.) Pg 99, Wilcox County, Minutes of Orphans Court.
Bailey Maness was administrator of the estate of John C. Hare; is John C. Hare Susannah's father? Was she mentioned in his will, if there was one? Not sure what "the only heirs" means in this case; that they were the ONLY heirs of this John Hare, or the only heirs in Azariah Dumas' household? If the John Hare they are speaking of is John C. Hare, Susannah certainly was not the "only" heir. The child in this case is Lafayette Dumas, the only child Azariah and Susannah had as of 1825.
1850 Wilcox County, Alabama Census:
715 41 167 HARE Mary 57 F NC
715 42 167 HARE Eliza 21 F AL
716 1 167 HARE John A. 19 M Farmer 1000 AL
716 2 167 HARE Peter 17 M Farmer AL
716 3 167 HARE Mary J. 16 F AL
Euphrania Frances HARE
Wilcox County, Alabama Marriages:
EVANS, William & Nancy Hare; Enoch Maness Security & with consent of his father, Jno. Alexander Evans. James Dewitt, Sr., J.P. 9-3-182
Merle George SMITH
Bio by Malinda Smith German
Merle was the calm, steady mainstay of the family. He always there to help his mother through tough times and often was the glue that held the family together. His only occupation was barbering. He worked in Primgahr, IA around 1935/6 where he met his future wife, Gladys. After marriage, they set up housekeeping in Hartley. For a short time, they moved to Algona, IA, but soon moved back to Hartley and that is where they were to live for the rest of their lives.
Gladys Marie KNUDSEN
Bio supplied by malinda Smith German
Gladys worked at the Primgahr, IA post office before she married Merle. After marriage, she became a full time housewife and mother, but when her children were grown, she went back to working at the post office, this time in Hartley. Before Merle and Gladys built their house, they lived in a small house where the walkway was bordered with petunias. The sight and perfume of petunias always brings back pleasant memories of that house and of Aunt Gladys.
Wilcox County, Alabama Marriages
MORGAN, Martin & Cynthia Hare with Mark Morgan Security, Wmarried McLendon J.P. 5-25-182
Adam Sheffield, father of William, was born during 1811 in Wilcox County, Alabama. He was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Hare Sheffield. Adam spent most of his youth on the Sheffield farm which was located south of present-day Pine Hill, Alabama on Isaac Creek. Here, the Sheffield family owned several thousand acres of land. On May 7, 1832 he married Elizabeth Hare of Wilcox County and bought a farm south of his father's land. A little over ten years after his marriage, Adam moved to Itawamba County, Mississippi with the Fendley family of Wilcox County. In the diary of J.H. Fendley is an account of the journey. The diary reads: "In the summer of 1843 my father took what the people said was Mississippi fever, so he rigged up a yoke of oxen...and rode off to Itawamba County, Mississippi. A man by the name of Adam Sheffield and family rigged up as well as father, went with us. I remember we went by Linden in Marengo County, by Demopolis, crossed the Warrior River, went through Aberdeen...in about three miles of the Tombigbee River and in three miles of the town of Fulton, the county seat, we stopped our trip." Adam and his family continued to live in Itawamba County for about three years before he moved his family back to Wilcox County along with the Fendley family. Adam Sheffield was a blacksmith in Wilcox County. After the Civil War, Adam moved again, to Itawamba County where his family continued to live. About three years after arriving in Itawamba County again, he purchased 160 acres of land from John A. and Josephine Blair during 1872. Adam and his family were members of Hopewell Baptist Church in Itawamba County. Adam died during 1899 and was buried in the Keyes Cemetery.
From the Minutes of the Judson Baptist Association
48th Session at Hopewell Baptist Church, September 6, 1900
"Since our last annual meeting we find that the following named brethern and sisters have been called from our midst...Hopewell, Adam Sheffield..."
Adam SHEFFIELD to Elizabeth HARE, May 7, 1832, p. 181 Wilcox County Alabama.
Archibald, who received his father's lands in Bedford County and in the Federal census of 1790 was the head of a family of five. He served in the Revolution in the same company with his brother Thomas ("Penna. Archives," 5th series, Vol. 5, page 110), in the Bedford County Militia.