My Southern Family



Michael Reddell email:


Intervew with Debbie Matlock Bonner Dec 23, 1995, by Rebecca Bass Bonner.


Interview with Judy Bonner 23 Dec 1995, by Rebecca Bass Bonner.


Interview with Maureen Eastwood 1 Jan 1996, by Josephine Lindsay Bass, and Rebecca Bass Bonner.


Searcy AR, Historical Society Newsletter published 2 letters by Estelle Lindsay Claridge, Newport, AR written in 1931; donated by Kelly Austin, 3708 Valley Dr. Joplin, MO. 64801, a desc of Alfred Sloan and Jane Harrison.

4 Feb 1996 update from Kelly Austin. Census & Marriage records, Athens, Limestone Co, AL. Denell Burks, Vacaville, CA ( 9/95-97.


The Alvis Exchange-issues 23,24,25,26,28,29,30,31. William & Mary Quarterly, Ser. #1, 20, 21. Microfiche Records of Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia; Family Registry Index. Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Vol 2 As compiled by Betty Lindsay Taylor, Athens, AL. No# 50 Winter 2000 /The Alvis Exchange.


Laressa Rowe Stell - Austin, TX - interview 1990 by Josephine Lindsay Bass.


1860 Census East Feliciana Parish, LA


Virginia Magazine of History, Oct 1944.




Marriage bond and surety, Amherst Co., VA, 1809


1850 FederAL Census, Pike Co. IN, p 29 family 377


Barry Samuel Bass EMail: Barry Tampa, Florida


South Carolina Deed Book 34, page 163 9 Apr 1803


Vivian Price Saffold EMail: or (before Feb 1997 msaffold@Onramp.NET)


Paul Carter EMail: 7/96 Descendant of Sarah Ann McCants, who married John Murphy.


Allen G. Taylor EMAIL: 8 Oct 2002 ( 7/00; old email 8/9/96 1/98 (Lower case "L").


The Tinsley Family--Jamestown and Beyond Title: Web sit: joe downing EMail: 11/00 joe Downing EMail: Angela Feenerty EMail: 6/00

"joe downing" EMail: 8/10/96 Green's "Genealogical & Historical Notes of Culpeper" and VA Mag Hist & Biog, no date.


DAR record submitted by msg dated: 8/6/96.


"John and Amy Gatewood and their Descendants 1666-1986" by Carol J. Gothberg. 902 S. 59th St. Springfield, OR 97478. and 9/1/96 (desc of John and Betsey's son William HAM (1794-1835).


KY Historical Soc Lib, Frankfort, KY, surname files: Gatewood, submitted by Mrs. Vincent Baritien, 1964 97th St, West Allis, WI 53227.


Tom Abercrombie, 2539 Southern Oaks Drive, Cantonment, FL 32533. 8/5/96 Received from Judy Collins, who had researched the Erwin family and provided a copy to his uncle in the 1980's.



Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 5, page 48. Living Descendants of Blood Royal, p. 326.


Will of Henry Sewall, 25 Apr 1664. MD Calendar of Wills, Vol. II, p. 246.


Tyler's Quarterly Magazine, pages 182-83. Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 25, page 23. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 5, page 430. Living Descendants of Blood Royal, p. 326.


VA Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 22 page 33; Living Descendants of Blood Royal p. 326; Tyler's Quarterly Magazine, pp. 176-7.


VA Col. Absts. V. 25, p. 23; VA May. of Hist. & Biog. V. 5 p 430; Living Descendants of Blood Royal p. 326.


Tyler's Qrtly V. XV; Vol 27, p. 31.


Newspaper article, Crowley News; Collection of Joephine Lindsay Bass. 8/96


Register of Marriages, Amherst Co. VA; Date of Bond - 1809, Nov 7th; Sec. & Wit: William Hix, James Allen and Washington Hill. Parents or Gaudian of wife: Higginbotham, Aron (dec'd); Higginbotham, Nancy.


Virginia Quaker Stanleys and Descendants, compiled by Celeste Terroll Barnhill, 1931. VA State Library, #cs 71 s 787 1931.


Seven Medieval Kings - James Dahmus; From The Hammer To The Cross - Richard Winston; A History Of The Crusades - Steven Runciman; William The Conqueror - A. L. Fowler; American & Colliers Encyclopedias; Pedigree from Edward I back to Charlemagne prepared by two societies, Magna Charta Dames and The Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Cole Genealogy by Robert Franklin Cole counts Charlemagne as the 32nd generation back and continues the line back to the 57th generation, KING COLE, "The Merry Old Soul", who was a King in A. D. 125 in what is now England. History records him as COEL, son of MARIUS, and he was educated in Rome and died A.D.170.


Interview with James Lee Hickerson 31 Aug 1996 and his wife Hettie.


Tombstone Inscription


Interview with Wanda of Mansfield, AR 1Sep 1996


Susan Matych-Hager EMail: formerly


Hugh & Sandy: Sandy Sellers ( 7/97.) FERGUSON GENEALOGY Website: Sandy Shields Sellers, P.O. Box 17664, Austin, Texas 78760 EMAIL

"Gatewood" by Gordon Jefferson Gatewood. He is now deceased and I found the book at the Texas State Library. His family after VA was in MO, wagon trained to CA....with the Northcutts and Shacklefords...the whole family except father and 2 sons died on the trip. They get to CA and turned around and came to TX and had a ton of children.


1850 Census Coffee Co., TN


1860 Census Bedford Co., TN


1870 census Bedford Co., TN


Information from "Miscellaneous Hickerson Data" compiled by Betty Anderson Bridgewater.


Happy Valley


1850 Census Bedford Co., TN


Marriage record Book 10 p. 100, Knox Co., IN by J Hiland , J.P.


Flora Hickerson Lang (or Long) notes on HICKERSON


Southern Sojourners Corley - Sanford and Allied Lines Byars, Hanes, Horner, Bowne, Feake, Fones, Winthrop, Leonard, Richards, Bird, Coleman, Crow by Rosemary Corley Neal.


Will of John Pettey dated 26 July 1768 and proved 27 Sept 1770 Orange Co., VA.


Betty Casey EMail:


Some Prominent Virginia Families, Vol IV, by Louise Pecoquet Bellet


King and Queen Co., VA by Alfred Bagby


Taylor Family, Vol. 2


Slade EMail: "Edmund Pendleton, 1721-1803" by David John Mays, Harvard University Press, 1952. "Walter Rye's, An index to Norfolk Pedigrees". "Mary Selden Kennedy's, Seldens of Virginia and Allied Familes" clears up a lot about this family." "The Life and Times of Edmund Pendleton", Robert Leroy Hilldrup, 1939, UNC Press. "The Letters and Papers of Edmund Pendleton", 1734-1803, two volumes, David John Mays, 1967, UVA Press.


Victoria Moss, Alexandria, VA Email:


"The Higginbotham Family" Researched and edited by William Montgomery Sweeny, published by the J. P. Bell Pub. co. of Lynchburg, VA in 1978. EMail:; 8/96 Mary (Greear) South gedcom; John Wallace disc;


Carin Vance Rhoden, Lebanon, Ohio. Email: http:\\\~cvrhoden\jessee.htm Sources: John Wallace diskette "Our Meade Family of Southwest Virginia" "Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow by Elihu Jasper Sutherland." "The Heritage of Russell Co., 1786 - 1986, Volume I"


"The People's History of Claiborne Co, TN, 1801-1988," p. 75.


Virginia D. Brown letter dated Jan 6 1995.


Scott & Bonnie Allen EMail:


George Bass, Jacksonville, FL Email:


The Herndon-Hunt and Allied Families from Thomas W. Aiken 424 Maryland Court, VA Beach, VA 23451.


William N. Coppedge EMail:

[S168]; 9/10/96


"Mitchell Kith and Kin" by Corinne Putnam Mehringer. Tombstone Inscriptions at Warrior Creek Church, Gray Court, Laurens Co. SC. Mrs. Mehringer lists sources: Penn Family Of VA, by Wm. M. Clemens, 1915; Colonial Granville, NC by Worth S. Ray; Family records, Bible dates, and Tombstone. Inscriptions. Submitted by


The Penn Family of Virginia by Wm. H. Clemens. The Penn Family of Virginia by E. P. Waller. History of Henry Co. VA by Hill. Taylor Family Bible.


Peacock historian John Pierce EMail: Don 10/19/96 128 Montogomery St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003.


"Some Prominent Virginia Families", originally published in 1907 by J.P. Bell, Lynchburg Louise Pecquet du Bellet.

"Colonial Families of the United States" Volume IV, (7 volumes) MacKenzie, George Norbury (1851-1919).


Scott Barnes EMail:; Fax: 801-226-0228


Sarah Sharpless, 4105 Prescott No. 103, Dallas TX 75219; EMail: 10/96 References: "History of Louisa Co VA", Malcolm H. Harris, MD, 1936, sent by Carol Mitchell.

"Old Home Places of Louisa Co", Claudia Anderson Chisholm & Ellen Grany Lillie, Louisa Co. Hist. Soc. Louisa, VA, Green Pub, Inc, Orange VA 1979.

"Early Kimbroughs and Some of their Descendants, Synthesis of Kimbrough Data", F. Tom Carson, Charlottesville, VA, 1963, publication memographed for the Kimbro-Kimbrough Genealogical Association by Clyde H. Kimbrough.

CD 229 - Marriages (Banner Blue Software). Sent by Hope Pees. "The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy", Virkus, CD #114, Sep 1994 edition - sent by Hope Pees.

Kimbro-Kimbrough Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. III No. i (Jan 1966), sent by Robert B. Kimbrough.

"The Winstons of Hanover Co. VA & related Families, 1666-1992", compiled by Alfred Sumner Winston, III, Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992.

Data from Dennis Yancey and Joe Oglesby.


Steve Terry EMail:; Desc. of Janie Robbins Gaines Birth: Ged2html by Holler


Ged2html by Holler per Steve Terry EMail:


Brian Bauer;; descent traces from Benjamin's older brother, Moses. Earl H. Higginbotham email (


Ben William Reppond EMail:


Genealogy of Pendleton Family in Edmund Pendleton's Bible, now owned by Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. In 1792 Edmund Pendleton wrote the chronology of his family on the blank pages between the Old and new Testaments of his great family Bible. From time to time he made additional entries, and after his death other entries were made in various hands by persons unknown.

"Genealogies of VA Families", Vol IV, pub 1981, p. 646-655.


"The Trabue Family in America 1700-1983" compiled by Julie Trabue Yates, and Charles C. Trabue IV, M.D. pub 1983, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore. Contains the names and data when known of about 7,000 direct descendants of Antoine. you can order this book from Douglas J. Yates, 1809 Otter Creed Road, Nashville, TN 37215.

"Gwathmeys VA in Rev." A record of his death is contained in a register of the Huguenot Church of Manakin Town, King William Parish. His Will was presented in court in Henrico Co. VA on May 4, 1724, by Magdalene Trabue, his executrix. The Will and Will book in which it was recorded have been lost.

"Edward O. Guerrant: Apostle to the Highlands" by McAllister & Guerrant. "Eunice Guerrant" 4/99 Leona Whitehead;


Chester Ward EMail: "Flournoys of France from England to America, 1699," by Menifee Reed Creek.


Mr. Thomas S. Jones; EMail: "The Trabue family in America 1700-1983" by Julie Trabue Yates, p12-14.


World Family Tree, Vol 1 CDROM; submitted by John R. (Randy) Martin. 1993 LDS Ancestral file. Colonial Records of VA, State Paper Office. Vol 3 No. 211. Wm & Mary Qtr, Vol. 16, 1936, p.650. Graves Family Newsletter, Apr 1990, Vol 13, p 74. Feb 1987, Vol 12, No. 67.


Greenwood County Sketches H975.733 WAT. Submitted by Huston & Betty Taylor, Athens, AL


Earl H. Higginbotham; EMail: or Author of "Higginbotham descendants of Moses and Frances (Kyle)"; all copies have been sold. 7/97 P. O. Box 1153, Brucesville, TX 76630.


Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Vol. 1 by Marilu Burch Smallwood, Southern Press, Macon, GA, 1964.


1820 Census Knox Co., IN


Will of Etheldred T. BASS leaving his estate to his unnamed wife and children dated and signed 12 Aug 1815, witnessed by William Bass and recorded in 1818 Knox Co., IN located in Vincennes University Lewis Historical Library, IN.


James L. Hazelton Email:


SC Marriages 1749-1867; Vol. 1 DESA p 150-154 Lived 1749. Implied in SC Equity Reports. 1991, Barbara R. Langdon, pub. Langdon & Langdon Genealogical Research 132 Langdon Rd. Aiken, SC 29801. Collected by Josephine Lindsay Bass from the Spartanburg, SC Library - July 1996.


History of Williamsburg, SC by William Willis Boddie, pub 1923 Republished 1996? The State Co. Columbia, SC. Collected by Josephine Lindsay Bass from Spartanburg Co. SC Pub Lib - July 1996.


The Huguenots of Colonial SC by Arthur Henry Hirsch, Ph.D. Duke University press 1928.


South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1773-1778; Books F-4 thru X-4 abstracted by Brent H. Holcomb, SCMAR Columbia, SC 1993. Collection of Josephine Lindsay Bass - Spartanburg Co. Lib - July 1996.


History of Pike Co. MS. Ellzey-Coney family charts submitted by Michael Bland Ellzey. EMail: 8/02 (old- 11/18/96.)


Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II


Family Records of the late Bessie May Purl Van Horn of Christoval, TX and her sister Mrs. Mitta Purl Heafer of Dallas, TX, who were descendants of James Purl. From the McCants Wall Bk pp 108-112 (R11).


Louisiana Bible Records, published by the Louisiana Historical Society. Submitted by present owner, Mrs. George Greely Richardson, Rt 2 Box 84, Jackson, LA, decd. Copied Mar 1961 by her dau Mrs. Eric S. Aspin (Lurline Richardson).


The VA MAG; Vol. XL-No 2, p 179-186, April 1932, pub by VA Hist. Soc. Richmond. VA. Data submitted by Mrs. Katherine Cox Gottschalk, Wash DC and Major John Bailey Calvert Nicklin, Chattanooga, TN.


LA Marriages, W. Feliciana Parish Records - (1791-1909), CD #1; Screen 37 of 112.


Richard L.Taylor EMail: 23 Jan 2003 ( 12/5/96)


Fortenberry Families of Southern MS, compiled by Adrianne Fortenberry Criminger, pub in 1984 by Southern Hist. Press. p 195.


Partial History of Harvey Family, by William and Irma Lampton, pub by them in 1982. p 150 & p 117(Bonnie Belle Walker)


William Magee and Mary Margaret James and Their Descendants, 1770-1993, pub in 1993 by the Wiliam Magee Committee. p 175. & p 199. This committee was formed as a project for the Washington Parish, LA County Fair and produced a book of over 950 pages.


Family File in DAR, Wash DC. Prepared by Ota Maco Carita Loud, dated June 30, 1931. Collected 12/2/96 by Josephine Lindsay Bass.


Sally Shell Parker EMail: Tallahassee, FL USA - Nov 28 1996 I am the 5th Great-Granddaughter of William Shell b Abt 1728 who was married 1st to Amelia Ellis, my 5th Great-GrandMother. My line continues: Harmon, James E., Wm Berry, Geo. Bryant and Toombs Franklin. Thanks so much for a trip to such a wonderful piece of work!


Tombstone record copied in the 1930's recorded as 1819 but more likely 1849. There were very few stones in 1980.

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