Saturday, September 22, 2007

Family Group Record - Capt. Elijah Slay (Sr.) & Lucy Pierce



Elijah Slay, son of Alexander Slay and Elizabeth McLean, and brother to Capt. Nathan Slay, served during the Civil War in the 16th MS Infantry. Co. C. he was appointed as a Corporal, and was later promoted to the rank of Captain on 26 April 1862.
He was killed during the Civil War, his tombstone at County Line Cemetery, Copiah Co., Mississippi, reads "Our Son - Killed in Va." He is buried next to his parents and brother Cincinnatis Slay, killed at the Battle of Iuka, Mississippi.

The following text is courtesy of the Slay Family in America book.


CAPTAIN ELIJAH SLAY
Elijah Slay was born on June 19, 1838 in Copiah County, Mississippi, being the seventh child born to Alexander and Elizabeth (McLean) Slay. On December 10, 1857, he married Lucy Pierce. He enlisted in Company C, 16th Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States of Army on May 28, 1861 at Corinth, Mississippi as a Private. He was appointed a Fourth Corporal of Company C on June 17, 1861. After his first year of service, he reenlisted as a Fourth Corporal at Camp Baker near Manassa, Virginia of February 13, 1862. He was elected Captain on April 26, 1862. Captain Elijah Slay was wounded and captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. On July 10, he was admitted as a prisoner of war to the USA General Hospital on Camden Street in Baltimore, Maryland for a gunshot wound.

On July 13, he was moved to the USA General Hospital at Newton University in Baltimore, Maryland. On July 17, he was sent to the USA General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania from which he escaped on August 15, 1863.
He was admitted to the CSA General Hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia on August 30, 1863 and returned to duty on October 27, 1863. He took leave of absence on December 22, 1863 and went home to see his wife. During active battle Captain Elijah Slay was killed on June 10, 1864. He was shot be a Yankee sharpshooter at Cold Harbor, near Richmond, Virginia. His sash, sword and diary were returned to his widow Lucy (Pierce) Slay. She later married Arthur Matthews, a widower, and devoted friend of Elijah Slay. The only child of Elijah and Lucy Slay was Elijah Slay Jr., who was born on September 21, 1864.
(Source: A Genealogy of the Slay Family in America ; Copywrite 1995; LOC # 85-80711; J. Bradley Jeffreys; Coauthor, James H. Hines; MS AHD Call No. 929.256315J)

Husband: Elijah Capt. (Sr.) Slay
Born: 19 Jun 1838 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 10 Jun 1864 - Battle of Cold Harbor, Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: Alexander (Sr.) Slay (1806-1878)
Mother: Elizabeth McLean (1806-1872)
Marriage: 10 Dec 1857 Place: Copiah County, Mississippi

Wife: Lucy Pierce
Born: 23 Oct 1840 - Mississippi
Died: 6 Dec 1922 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Hopewell Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: John Watley Pierce
Mother: Malinda Loving
Other Spouse: Arthur Tillman Matthews (1827-1898)
Date: 25 Dec 1866 - Copiah County, Mississippi

Children with Elijah Slay:
1
M Elijah (Jr.) Slay
Born: 21 Sep 1864 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 11 Jan 1900 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County Mississippi
Buried: - Crystal Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Hattie C. (May) Inistine
Marr. Date: 18 Jan 1888
(Battle Flag - 16th MS Infantry)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Family Group Record - Capt. Nathan W. Slay


Nathan W. Slay, son of Alexander Slay, is my first cousin 3 times removed, and was a brother to Norvell Slay. He married his cousin Mary Ann Slay in Hinds County, Mississippi on 12 Feb. 1851. Mary Ann was the daughter of Alphia Slay and Nancy Collins. Nathan resided in Crystal Springs, Copiah County prior to the Civil War as a Land and Slave Owner.

During the Civil War he served first in Crystal Springs Southern Rights Rifles. He served as a Pvt and Sgt in the 6th Mississippi Infantry, Co. F. The 6th Mississippi was known as the "Bloody 6th." Nathan was later promoted to the rank of Captain.

He also served in Power's Regiment, Mississippi Calvary. Nathan's 6th Mississippi saw action during the battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) under Gen. Cleburne, a County Cork, Ireland native. It was later at the Battle of Franklin and moments before his death, Gen. Cleburne stated, "if we are going to die let us die like men." Captain Nathan received extensive wounds during the Battle of Shiloh, and within a year he was discharged from services. He returned to Crystal Springs in Mississippi to his wife and children

His wife Mary Ann died in 1873 in Crystal Springs. He remarried October 14, 1874 in Copiah County to Ella C. Young. Nathan remained in Crystal Springs until his death in 1899. His widow Ella applied and was approved for a Widows Confederate Pension in Copiah County. His tombstone inscription states, "Capt. Nathan Slay, son of Alexander and Elizabeth Slay."

Husband:
Nathan W. (Capt.) Slay
Born: 31 Jan 1830 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 25 Jul 1899 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Hazelhurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: Alexander (Sr.) Slay (1806-1878)
Mother: Elizabeth McLean (1806-1872)
Marriage: 12 Feb 1851 Place: Hinds County, Mississippi
Other Spouse: Ella C. Young (1856-1941)
Date: 14 Oct 1874 - Copiah County, Mississippi

1st Wife:
Mary Ann Slay
Born: 19 Apr 1828 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 2 Nov 1873 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Father: Alphia (Alfred) Slay (1799-1877)
Mother: Nancy Collins (1804-1865)

Children
1
M Luther Monroe Slay
Born: 3 Sep 1852 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 26 Aug 1934
Spouse: Emmas Jean Quinn Banks (1860-1949)
Marr. Date: 15 Oct 1882 - Copiah County, Mississippi

2
M William R. Slay
Born: 21 Feb 1855 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 21 Feb 1921 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Damascus Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Alice J. Ainsworth (1854-1918)
Marr. Date: 7 Jan 1886 - Copiah County, Mississippi

3
F Madora Alice Slay
Born: Jul 1857 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 1940

4
F Frances Slay
Born: Dec 1859 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi

5
F Belle Slay
Born: Mar 1861 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 1935 - Georgetown, Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Georgetown Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: J. William (Will) Coor (1855-1937)
Marr. Date: 4 Jan 1885 - Copiah County, Mississippi

6
F Cora Slay
Born: 1864 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi

7
F Nannie Elizabeth Slay
Born: Sep 1866 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Spouse: James Mc Craw
Marr. Date: 2 Apr 1884 - Scott County, Mississippi

8
F Marie Slay
Born: 1868 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi

2nd Wife
Ella C. Young
Born: 14 Jan 1856 - Mississippi
Died: 11 Nov 1941 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Hazelhurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi

Children
1
F Johnnie Eula Slay
Born: 20 May 1876 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 27 Jan 1947
Spouse: William Lafayette Allen

2
M Maurice L. Slay
Born: 27 May 1878 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 25 Dec 1923 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - New Hazlehurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Mary Kate (Cora) Sexton (1881-1944)
Marr. Date: 23 Nov 1903 - Poss. Copiah County, Mississippi

3
F Ophelia Slay
Born: Aug 1880 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Spouse: Charles F. Hamilton
Marr. Date: 20 Sep 1904

4
M Oscar J. Slay
Born: 30 Apr 1886 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 5 Dec 1933 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - New Hazlehurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Mary Love (1886-1933)
Marr. Date: 28 Jan 1916 - Copiah County, Mississipp

(Photo: Marker position of the 6th Mississippi at Shiloh National Military Park)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Family Group Record - William Sidney Slay & Honor Futch

This is the family record of one of my paternal great grand parents - William Sidney Slay & Honor Futch.

Husband: William Sidney Slay
Born: 17 Mar 1808 - Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Died: Between 1881 and 1882 - Poss. Pineville (or) Alexandria,
Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Father: Nathan (Sr.) Slay (1765-1843)
Mother: Martha Ann Sumrall (1765-1825)
Marriage: Abt 1831 Place: Alabama (or) Mississippi
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Other Spouse: Laura Ann Hargrove (1844-Bet 1911)
Date: 1856 - Jasper County, Mississippi

Wife: Honor Pelton Futch
Born: 1814 - Bulloch County, Georgia
Died: Between 1851 and 1855 - Poss. Choctaw County, Alabama
Father: John Futch (Bet 1788- )

Children

1 M John Linton Slay
Born: 1 Apr 1833 - Sumter County, Alabama
Died: 3 Jul 1902 - Fayette P.O. Township 9-Range 13, Florida
Buried: - Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Clarke County,
Mississippi
Spouse: Permelia Agnes Puckett (1839-1914)
Marr. Date: 9 Aug 1854 - Choctaw, Alabama
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2 F Martha E. (Mattie) Slay
Born: 1834 - Sumter County, Alabama
Died: 15 Apr 1915
Spouse: Joshua Sanford (Abt 1830- )
Marr. Date: Hinds County, Mississippi
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3 F Caroline C. Slay
Born: 1837 - Sumter County, Alabama
Died: 1858 - Jasper County, Mississippi
Buried: - Heildelburg, Jasper County, Mississippi
Spouse: John Heildeberg Terral
Marr. Date: 29 Dec 1853 - Mississippi
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4 M Lawrence James Slay
Born: 1839 - Sumter County, Alabama
Died: Bef 1900 - Jefferson County, Mississippi
Spouse: Georgia (Georgeann) P. Farley (1846- )
Marr. Date: 27 Mar 1866 - Jefferson County, Mississippi
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5 F Eleanor V. Slay
Born: 1841 - Sumter County, Alabama
Spouse: R.D. Hendrix
Marr. Date: 12 May 1856 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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6 F Catherine Cornelia (Kate) Slay
Born: 18 Sep 1845 - Sumter County, Alabama
Died: 18 Jan 1921 - Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas
Buried: 20 Jan 1921 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs,
Benton County, Arkansas
Spouse: William Garrison Hennington (1837-1919)
Marr. Date: 10 Aug 1860 - Crystal Springs, Copiah Co. Misissippi
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7 M George W. Slay
Born: 1848 - Choctaw, Alabama
Spouse: Barbesy Unknown (1853- )

Family Group Record - Humphrey H. Burdett & Isabella Woodall

Husband: Humphrey H. (or) K. Burdett
Born: 1780 - Colonial Virginia (or) Colonial South Carolina
Died: 1861 - Randolph County, Alabama
Buried: - Bean-Falkner Cemetery, Randolph County, Alabama
Father: Humphrey Burdett (1740-1819)
Mother: Frances Agee (1747-Bet 1792)
Marriage: 1804 Place: Union County, South Carolina

Wife: Isabella (Isabel) Woodall
Born: 11 Feb 1791 - Union County, South Carolina
Died: 25 Nov 1851 - Chambers County, Alabama
Buried: - Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama
Father: William Woodall (1752- )
Mother: Anna Unknown


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Children

1 M James W. (Jim) Burdett
Born: 11 Oct 1807 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Died: 10 Jan 1868 - Smith (or) Leon County, Texas
Buried: - Smith (or) Leon County, Texas
Spouse: Alice (Ealcey) Falkner (1815-Bet 1860)
Marr. Date: 13 Feb 1833 - DeKalb County, Georgia
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2 F Frances (Frankey) Burdett
Born: 9 Sep 1813 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Died: 11 Dec 1897 - Randolph County, Alabama
Buried: - Bean-Falkner Cemetery, Randolph County, Alabama
Spouse: Wilson Falkner (1810-1872)
Marr. Date: DeKalb County, Georgia
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3 M John Burdett
Born: 1815 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Died: 1860 - Chambers County, Alabama
Buried: - Chambers County, Alabama
Spouse: Jane E. McDougall (1814-1860)
Marr. Date: 1833 - Chambers County, Alabama
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4 M Thomas Samuel Burdett
Born: 13 May 1817 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Died: 1 Feb 1904 - Fulton County, Georgia
Buried: - North Atlanta Baptist Church Cemetery- Mt. Paran Cemetery,
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Spouse: Hannah Abernathy (1817-1877)
Marr. Date: 1837 - Georgia
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5 M Humphrey M. Burdett
Born: 14 Jun 1818 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Died: 2 Feb 1895 - Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Buried: - Sandy Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Spouse: Deliah J. Abernathy (1821-1882)
Marr. Date: 1839 - Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia


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6 M Henry Burdett
Born: 1820 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Spouse: Leslie Wilson (1823- )
Marr. Date: 1840 - Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina
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7 F Isabella Burdett
Born: 1821 - Pendleton District, South Carolina
Died: Feb 1875 - New Harmony, Chambers County, Alabama
Buried: - Poss. Chambers County Alabama
Spouse: Samuel Jesse (Sr.) Reaves (1810-Abt 1864)
Marr. Date: 1839 - Talbot County, Georgia
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8 F Nancy Burdett
Born: 16 Oct 1825 - Dekalb County, Georgia
Died: 20 Oct 1907 - Chambers County, Alabama
Buried: - Macedonia Prmitive Baptist Cemetery, Lafayette, Chambers
County, Alabama
Spouse: Daniel Coggin
Marr. Date: 9 Dec 1841 - Chambers County, Alabama
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9 F Susannah (Susan) Burdett
Born: 1828 - Dekalb County, Georgia
Died: - Clay County, Alabama
Buried: - Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Clay County, Alabama
Spouse: Andrew (Drewey) Greenberry Bean (1837-1911)
Marr. Date: Alabama
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10 F Martha J. Burdett
Born: 1830 - Dekalb County, Georgia
Died: - Randolph County, Alabama
Buried: - Mount Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Opelia, Randolph
County, Alabama
Spouse: Francis Marion (Frank) Dingler (1838-1901)
Marr. Date: Abt 1852 - Randolph County, Alabama
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11 F Sarah Ann Burdett
Born: 1833 - Dekalb County, Georgia
Died: 1859 - Chambers County, Alabama
Buried: - Macedonia Prmitive Baptist Cemetery, Lafayette, Chambers
County, Alabama
Spouse: John Duke Taylor (1827-1904)
Marr. Date: 1 Jan 1851 - Chambers County, Alabama
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12 F Margarett Rosa Caroline Burdett
Born: 29 Jul 1842 - Dekalb County, Georgia
Died: 9 Jun 1928 - Ophelia, Randolph County, Alabama
Buried: - Mount Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Opelia, Randolph
County, Alabama
Spouse: William Presley Newell (1848- )
Marr. Date: Randolph County, Alabama
Spouse: John T. Amos ( -1864)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Family Group Record - William Sidney Clement & Amelia Ann Mullican

Husband: William Sidney Clement
Born: 6 Dec 1807 - Edgefield County, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina
Died: Between 24 Aug 1870 and 1880 - Elllis County, Texas
Buried: - Poss. Ellis County, Texas Father: Stephen Duff Clement (Abt 1780-1836)
Mother: Leana (Sarah) Jones (1785-1867)
Marriage: 28 Dec 1837
Place: Crystal Springs, Copiah Co Mississippi Territory

Wife: Amelia Ann Mullican
Born: Apr 1822 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: After 13 Jun 1900 - Elllis County, Texas
Buried: - Poss. Ellis County, Texas






Children

1 M Algernon Sidney Clement
Born: 9 Apr 1839 - Hinds County, Mississippi Territory
Died: 17 Feb 1909 - Milford, Ellis County, Texas
Buried: - Milford Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas
Spouse: Rebekah L. Farrar (1842-1901)
Marr. Date: 18 Jan 1870 - Elllis County, Texas
Spouse: Lucinda J. Ray (1849-Aft 1920)
Marr. Date: Dec 1902 - Ellis County, Texas
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2 M William Garrison Clement
Born: 4 May 1841 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Died: 26 Jan 1912 - Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas
Buried: - Maypearl Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas
Spouse: Sarah (Sallie) E. Martin (1847-1883)
Marr. Date: 14 Nov 1866 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Spouse: Susan Emma Underwood (1866-Aft 1912)
Marr. Date: 27 Dec 1883 - Elllis County, Texas
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3 M Norvel Arlington Clement
Born: 24 Mar 1843 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Died: 1 Jun 1874 - Hill County, Texas
Buried: - Files Valley Cemetery, Hill County, Texas
Spouse: Irena L. Butler (1843-1923)
Marr. Date: 3 Jan 1865 - Hinds County, Mississippi
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4 F Ophelia Ann Clement
Born: 11 Jul 1845 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Spouse: Thomas Wardlaw (1814- )
Marr. Date: 7 Sep 1870 - Elllis County, Texas
Spouse: Unknown Hudson ( - )
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5 M Rough & Ready Clement
Born: 13 Jan 1848 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Died: Bef 1860 - Mississippi (or) Texas
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6 M Buena Vista Clement
Born: 21 Feb 1850 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Died: Bef 1870 - Mississippi (or) Texas
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7 M Cylooma C. (Loomis) Clement
Born: 9 Mar 1852 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Died: 29 May 1928 - Archer County, Texas
Buried: - Megergel Cemetery, Archer County, Texas
Spouse: Mary Belle Poer (1861- )
Marr. Date: 26 Aug 1878 - Elllis County, Texas
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8 F Theodosia Dora (Hettie) Clement
Born: 24 May 1854 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Died: 1934 - Elllis County, Texas
Buried: - Bethel Cemetery, Five Points, Ellis County, Texas
Spouse: Rollins Thompson (1848-1907)
Marr. Date: 8 May 1873 - Elllis County, Texas
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9 M John H. Clement
Born: 13 Nov 1856 - Hinds County, Mississippi
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10 F Anna Elizabeth Clement
Born: 25 Mar 1859 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 3 Feb 1930 - Lockett, Wilbarger County, Texas
Spouse: Joseph Fleming Leake (1853-1922)
Marr. Date: 24 Dec 1877 - Elllis County, Texas
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11 F Cecelia Ann Clement
Born: 22 Sep 1861 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: Bef 1870 - Mississippi (or) Texas
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12 F Martha (Mary) Melinda Clement
Born: 31 Jul 1862 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 6 Jul 1885 - Waxachie, Ellis County, Texas
Buried: - Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas
Spouse: Thomas Edward (Rev.) Leake (1855-Abt 1937)
Marr. Date: 10 Sep 1878 - Elllis County, Texas

Family Group Record - Rev. Richard Thomas Hennington


Rev. Richard Thomas Hennington
Born: 19 May 1830 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 24 Jun 1894 - Para, Belem, Brazil
Buried: - Para, Belem, Brazil
Father: Henry H. (Rev.) Hennington (1795-1864)
Mother: Susannah Nesom (1805-1854)
Marriage: 23 Oct 1851 Place: Crystal Springs, Copiah
County, Misissippi

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Black
Born: 24 Feb 1832 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 29 Apr 1918 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: William Black (1800- )
Mother: Eliza Jane McRee (1810- )

Children
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1 F Maggie Hennington
Born: 1852 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: Bef 1860 - Mississippi
Buried:
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2 M Edwin Lane (Eddie) Hennington
Born: 1853 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 1901 - Santarem, Para, Brazil
Buried: - Brazil
Spouse: Fannie Lee Unknown ( - )
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3 M Thomas H. (Tom) Hennington
Born: 1858 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Margarida Villa Lobo (1864-1888)
Marr. Date: 1883 - Brazil
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4 F Elizabeth (Eliza) Hennington
Born: 4 Oct 1860 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 1927 - Santarem, Para, Brazil
Buried: - Brazil
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5 F Esther Ruth Hennington
Born: 1869 - Brazil
Died: 14 Jul 1954
Spouse: Jim Burt ( - )
Marr. Date: 1905 - Mississippi
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6 F Alice Hennington
Born: 1885 - Brazil
Died: 1963 - Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Buried: - Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Spouse: Theodore Ernest Rhymes ( - )
Marr. Date: 1904 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
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7 F Lydia Hennington
Born: 1886 - Brazil
Died: 1974 - Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Buried: - Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
(Photo: Rev Richard Thomas Hennington, 1890)

Family Group Record - Alexander Slay Sr. & Elizabeth Mc Lean


Husband: Alexander (Sr.) Slay
Born: 18 Aug 1806 - Chesterfield District, South Carolina
Died: 11 Mar 1878 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: Nathan (Sr.) Slay (1765-1843)
Mother: Martha Ann Sumrall (1765-1825)
Marriage: 22 Mar 1827 Place: Mississippi





Wife: Elizabeth McLean
Born: 6 Dec 1806 - North Carolina
Died: 14 Oct 1872 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father:
Mother: Mary Unknown ( - )


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Children:


1 F Martha Slay
Born: 6 Oct 1828 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 15 Oct 1910 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Damascus Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: William M. Miller (1816-1887)
Marr. Date: 25 Jan 1844 - Copiah County, Mississippi



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2 M Nathan W. (Capt.) Slay
Born: 31 Jan 1830 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Christened:
Died: 25 Jul 1899 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Hazelhurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Mary Ann Slay (1828-1873)
Marr. Date: 12 Feb 1851 - Hinds County, Mississippi
Spouse: Ella C. Young (1856-1941)
Marr. Date: 14 Oct 1874 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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3 M Alexander (Jr.) (Sandy) Slay
Born: 9 Oct 1831 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 1 Aug 1866 - Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Damascus Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Mary Amanda Martin (1841-Bef 1880)
Marr. Date: 20 Jun 1855 - Copiah County, Mississippi


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4 F Mary Slay
Born: 30 Sep 1833 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 14 Oct 1833 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
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5 F Elizabeth Slay
Born: 9 Oct 1834 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 20 Aug 1835 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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6 M Norvell Slay
Born: 20 Nov 1836 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 9 Jul 1907 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Martha (Mattie) Rebecca Sandifer (1849-Aft 1930)
Marr. Date: 8 Mar 1866 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi

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7 M Elijah (Capt.) (Sr.) Slay
Born: 19 Jun 1838 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 10 Jun 1864 - Battle of Cold Harbor, Richmond, Richmond County,
Virginia
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Lucy Pierce (1840-1922)
Marr. Date: 10 Dec 1857 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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8 M Corydon Slay
Born: 11 Apr 1841 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Christened:
Died: 24 May 1918 - Beauvior Confederate Soldiers Home, Biloxi,
Harrison County, Mississippi
Spouse: Rachel A. Callender (1852-Bef 1916)
Marr. Date: 30 Dec 1875 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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9 M Cincinatus C. Slay
Born: 18 May 1843 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 19 Sep 1862 - Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi



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10 M Leonidas Slay
Born: 31 May 1846 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 31 Mar 1868 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi



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11 M Alonzo Duncan Slay
Born: 28 May 1848 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 29 Nov 1921 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Crystal Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs,
Copiah County, Misissippi
Spouse: Virginia (Jinnie) Laura Sandifer (1850-1943)
Marr. Date: 17 Nov 1870 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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12 F Cornelia Slay
Born: 2 Oct 1850 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 27 Jul 1932 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Poss. Hopewell Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Thomas Jefferson Slay (1847-1885)
Marr. Date: 22 Nov 1869 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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13 F Ophelia Slay
Born: 2 Oct 1850 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: Nov 1884 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - County Line Baptist Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: George W. Briley (1806- )
Marr. Date: 7 Dec 1868 - Copiah County, Mississippi

Family Group Record - William Garrison Hennington & Catherine C Slay


Husband: William Garrison Hennington
Born: 19 Sep 1837 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 2 Feb 1919 - Ralls, Crosby County, Texas
Buried: 4 Feb 1919 - Cone Cemetery, Crosby County, Texas
Father: John (Rev.) Hennington (1793-Bet 1840)
Mother: Anna Clement (1812-1891)
Marriage: 10 Aug 1860 Place: Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi

Wife: Catherine Cornelia (Kate) Slay
Born: 18 Sep 1845 - Sumter County, Alabama
Died: 18 Jan 1921 - Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas
Buried: 20 Jan 1921 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs, Benton County,
Arkansas
Father: William Sidney Slay (1808-Bet 1881)
Mother: Honor Pelton Futch (1814-Bet 1851)
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Children
1 M William Truman Hennington
Born: 21 May 1861 - Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Died: 11 Jul 1935 - McCaulley, Fisher County, Texas
Buried: - McCaulley Cemetery, McCaulley, Fisher County, Texas
Spouse: Emma Bruce Beauchamp (1866-1930)
Marr. Date: 11 Nov 1885 - Milford, Ellis County, Texas
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2 M Costlo Hennington
Born: 1864 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 1867 - Copiah County, Mississippi
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3 M John Henry Hennington
Born: 1866 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: Between 9 Jan 1920 and 1930 - Grady County, Oklahoma
Buried: - Poss. Grady County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Mary Ileana Matthews (1863- )
Marr. Date: 1884 - Tarrant County, Texas
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4 M Alonzo Q. Hennington
Born: 18 Dec 1869 - Tarrant County, Texas
Died: 12 Apr 1950 - Manteca, San Joaquin County, California
Spouse: Millie Allen (1877-1959)
Marr. Date: 10 Apr 1892 - McCulloch County, Texas
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5 F Mittie Louella Hennington
Born: 23 Oct 1871 - Tarrant County, Texas
Christened:
Died: 11 Mar 1959 - Alameda County, California
Spouse: Henry Hathaway Lawrence ( -Abt 1929)
Marr. Date: Abt 1926
Spouse: Henry Foster Hornbeck (1880-1958)
Marr. Date: 12 Jul 1942
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6 M Fletcher Woosley Hennington
Born: 9 Aug 1873 - Tarrant County, Texas
Died: 14 Jun 1953 - Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas
Buried: - Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas
Spouse: Ella Mae Burdett (1880-1957)
Marr. Date: 25 Jul 1895 - Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
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7 M Olney Hennington
Born: 1876 - Elllis County, Texas
Died: 1879 - Elllis County, Texas
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8 M Thomas Clement (Clem) Hennington
Born: 30 Sep 1878 - Elllis County, Texas
Died: 13 Jul 1943 - Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico
Buried: - Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico
Spouse: Cumy Jordan (1879-1940)
Marr. Date: 5 Jul 1896 - Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
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9 F Annie L. Hennington
Born: 1880 - Elllis County, Texas
Died: 1884 - Elllis County, Texas
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10 F Mattie Viola Hennington
Born: 28 Jul 1882 - Elllis County, Texas
Died: 12 Sep 1962
Spouse: Martin Wesley Smith (1882- )
Marr. Date: Aug 1904 - Sipe Springs, Comanche County, Texas
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11 F Kate H. Hennington
Born: 1885 - Elllis County, Texas
Died: Mar 1962 - Oakland, Alameda County, California
Spouse: Walter Douglas (1885- )
Marr. Date: Abt 1911
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12 M Boyett Judson Hennington
Born: 9 Jan 1887 - Elllis County, Texas
Died: Nov 1963 - Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma
Buried: - Poss. Seminole County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Flora Unknown (1894-1977)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Norvell Slay & Martha Rebecca Sandifer






Norvell Slay, born 20 November 1836, son of Alexander Slay and Elizabeth McLean, is my first cousin, three times removed. He grew up and lived in Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, until his death. His description was one of dark hair, dark eyes and five feet seven inches. He had twelve siblings including; Martha, Nathan, Alexander Jr., Mary, Elizabeth, Elijah, Corydon, Cincinatus, Leonidas, Alonzo and twin sisters Cornelia and Ophelia. His family was of the Baptist faith. His parents and a few siblings are buried in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Copiah County, very near Crystal Springs.

On 10 August, 1860, he served as a Bondsman, when his first cousin Catherine Cornelia ("Kate") Slay, (daughter of William Sidney Slay and Honor Futch) married William Garrison Hennington in Crystal Springs.

On 26 May, 1861, slightly over a month after the Civil War began, he enlisted in the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Co. C. He was 24 years old. On 28 November, 1861, he was detailed as a Musician. He served in this regiment with his brothers Pvt. Corydon Slay (also a Musician) and Capt. Elijah Slay.

Norvell was captured on 03 April 1865 at Bermuda Hundred Defenses, Virginia and sent to the New York Harbour as a prisoner-of-war. The war would close in less than two weeks.

After the war, he returned to Crystal Springs to resume his place as a Farmer, and lived near his parents. On 08 March 1866, he married Martha ("Mattie") Rebecca Sandifer in Crystal Springs. She was born 23 October 1849 in Mississippi, possibly Copiah County. Her parents were Joseph Sandifer and Martha Unknown. She had seven known siblings including; Margaret, Arlina, John, Acadis, Josalean, Jefferson and Emily.

Norvell and Mattie, had the following twelve children, all born in Crystal Springs:
John Clarence, b. 11 June 1867, d. 1927, m. Rosa Harrell
Lenora, b. 08 Sept. 1868, d. 02 Nov. 1870
George Elmore, b. 15 Apr 1870, d. 1952 m. Maggie May Cooper
Mary Catherine, b. 14 Feb 1873, d. 30 Sept 1874
Florence Ella, b. 02 Feb 1874, d. 02 Aug 1940 m. J.L. Bridges
Joseph Russell, b. 22 Aug 1875, d. 1938 m. Lelia Young
Webster Alexander, b. 11 Jan 1877, d. 21 Nov 1964
Judson Jefferson, b. 16 May 1878, d. 24 Dec. 1963 m. Evelyn Unknown
Troy Theophilius, b. 20 Nov. 1880, d. 15 Jan 1953 m. Anna Lee Baecher
Carrie Belle, b. July 1881 d. (unknown) m. R.S. Alford
Silas Sheldon, b. 16 May 1883, d. 12 Nov 1962 m. Eva Davis
William Miller, b. 02 Dec. 1887, d. 21 July 1974 m. Fannie Ava Henry

Norvell Slay died 09 July 1907 in Crystal Springs. He is buried in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Copiah County. In 1930, Norvell's widow Mattie was living with her son Joe and family, as listed on the census. It is unknown what date she died after 1930. It is likely she is buried near her husband. Several of their children are also buried in the Harmony Cemetery.

Any Slay reseachers, or descendents of Norvell Slay are welcomed to contact me at the above email address.
Gayle

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Samuel Thomas Hennington & Mary Elizabeth Cook




Samuel Thomas Hennington, born 25 December 1841, is my second cousin, two times removed. He was the son of Rev.Joseph Edward Hennington and Jane Flowers.

During the Civil War he served in the 37th MS Infanty, Co. G. He enlisted when he was 18 years old to replace his father who served in the same regiment, and had become disabled. Among the many battles he was active in, he saw action at Vicksburg, where his unit was posted in the trench-lines, near the 36th MS posiiton.
Along with all the Confederate regiments, he was captured on July 4, 1863.

After the war, he returned to his home in Crystal Springs, in Copiah County, Mississippi. He married Mary Elizabeth Cook, known as "Molly" in Copiah County on 10 January 1871. Molly was the daughter of Daniel Brown Cook and Adah (Addy) Lee. She was born in Crystal Springs on 22 November 1846. She died in 1918.

Samuel was a Farmer, and stayed in Crystal Springs with his family until his death.

Samuel and Molly had the following children, all born in Crystal Springs:
Lenora Hyland b.1871 m. James William Joiner
Joseph Issac (Dr.Joe) b. 12 Nov 1874 d. 24 June 1942 m. Jeannie Irene Coogler
Morris Cook b. 04 July 1876, d. 1964 m. Ada Daisy Mullins
Levi, b. 1878, d. 1878
Luther Fitchue, b. 1880, d. 1924 m. Lula Mae McNeal
Samuel Leitch (Sr.) b. 08 Jan 1883, d.20 Mar 1961 m. Dixie Elizabeth Ball
Lemuel Oscar, b. 03 Apr 1886, d. 22 Oct 1961 m. Julia Augusta (Gussie) Maxwell
Judge Duncan (Dr.) b. 08 Jul 1889, d. 18 Apr 1955 m. Sarah Unknown

Samuel died 27 April 1918, and is buried in the Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. His wife is also buried there. The cemetery, was at one time known as the Samuel T. Hennington Cemetery, for his donation of the land.

Any Hennington researchers, or any of Samuel's descendant's are welcomed to contact me at the above email address.
Gayle Hennington-Van Horn

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Alexander Slay Jr.


Alexander Slay Jr., known as 'Sandy', was the third child of Alexander Slay and Elizabeth McLean. Sandy was born 09 October 1831, in Copiah County, Mississippi. His father was a prominent land owner and Planter before the Civil War.

On June 20, 1855, he married Mary Amanda Martin in Copiah County. All four of their children were born in the same county, and included:
Maltida Theodicia "Tillie", b. 1857, d. 1927, Terry, Hinds County, Mississippi. She is buried in the Terry Cemetery in Hinds County, Mississippi. She married Warner Charles Bishop.

Elizabeth "Bettie" b. 1860

Daniel Alexander b. May 1864, d. 27 August 1922 in Copiah County. He is buried in the New Hazlehurst Cemetery in Copiah County, Mississippi. He married Rosa Elizabeth Russell February 4, 1892 in Copiah County. They had seven children.

Mary Ophelia b. 1866.

During the Civil War, Sandy served as a Pvt. in the 6th MS Infantry Co. K, as part of the Army of Tennessee. He returned home suffering from war injuries and died August 1, 1866 in Hazlehurst, Copiah County. His widow died before 1880, and the children lived with relatives.

Alexander Slay Jr. 'Sandy' is buried in the Damascus Baptist Cemetery in Copiah County. His tombstone sits near other Slay tombstones.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Nollie Fletcher Hennington & Aseneth E. Evans


Nollie Fletcher Hennington, was the second son of Rev. John Hennington and Anna Clement. He was born in 1840 in CopiahCounty, Mississippi, and died in 1874 in Crystal Springs, in Copiah County, Missisippi.

In 1860, Nollie married Asenath Elizabeth (Betty) Evans in Copiah County. It has also been reported they married in Delhi, Richland Parish, Louisiana, and either needs confirmation. Betty was the daughter of Robert P. Evans and Aseneth Unknown, possibly Willis. Betty was born in 1845 in Mississippi, and died in 1929 in Crystal Springs.

During the Civil War, Nollie served as a Pvt. in Powers Regiment MS Calvary Co. A, as part of the Trans Mississippi Department.

Nollie and Betty's children were all born in Copiah County, and included:
Lillian (Lily) b. 1861
Nollie Emmett b. 1864
William Robert b. 1 Aug 1866
Oscar W. b. 7 Aug 1869
Anna L. b. 1 Aug 1872
Jeanna A. b. 1 Aug 1872
Nollie died in 1874 in Crystal Springs, and is reported to be buried in the County Line Cemetery in Copiah County, though his tombstone was not located. His widow, married James Terry, possibly in Copiah County. Betty and James Terry had a daughter Fannie in 1879.
Betty' and Nollie's twin daughters Anna and Jeanna died on Sept. 22, and Sept 25,1877. Both girls are buried in the County Line Cemetery in Copiah County, as is their brother Oscar. Only daughter Jeanna and son Oscar's tombstone's were located. There were several illegible tombstones, as well as sunken ground areas nearby, and their father may be there. Betty is likely buried in the Terry section near the church. Above is a photograph of the County Line Cemetery, next to the County Line Baptist Church.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

James Hennington family of Polk County, Texas

Looking for information on the James Hennington family, that is present on the Livingston, Polk County, Texas, 1880 Census. He is listed in the next dwelling, next to what may be his older brother Charles A. Hennington. As with Charles, I am especially interested in who is James' father. It is possible it "might" be a William or Benjamin Hennington. James and his family are also listed on the 1900 Census for Polk County, texas, as listed below. Do any of our blog readers have a clue about James Hennington, (or Charles A.) or info on any of the following listed children? Replies (or directions!) are always welcome at our above email address.
Thanks very much.
Gayle

05 June 1880; Livingston, Polk County, Texas
Hennington, James WM age 30 Head of Household Farmer AL SC AL
" Belle WF 30 wife AL AL AL
" Cora W. WF 3 dau AL AL AL
" Alice WF 1 dau AL AL AL

08 June 1900; Justice Prec # 1, eastern part of Livingston, Polk County, Texas
Hennington, James WM b. Nov 1849 age 50 married 24 yrs AL AL AL Farmer
" Belle WF b. June 1859 age 40 married 24 yrs/9children-7living AL AL AL
" Jennie dau WF b. May 1881 TX AL AL
" Lottie dau WF b. Aug 1885 TX AL AL
" Ikie dau WF b. Dec. 1888 TX AL AL
" Joe son WM b. June 1893 TX AL AL
" Gladis dau WF b. Dec 1895 TX AL AL

Charles A. Hennington family of Polk County, Texas

Looking for information on the Charles A. Hennington family that is present on the Livingston, Polk County, Texas, 1880 Census. Charles was born in between 1838-1839 in Alabama, and married Mary Catherine Victory Andress 20 Jan. 1869. She was the daughter of Isaac Francis Andress and Charlotte Elizabeth Whisenhunt.

I am especially interested in who is Charles' father. It is possible it "might" be a William or Benjamin Hennington. There is also a James Hennington listed in the next dwelling, that could be a younger brother. I will post info on James in a future blog post.

Do any of our blog readers have a clue about Charles A. Hennington, or info on any of the following listed children? If so, please send your email to our above address.
Thanks very much.
Gayle

05 June 1880; Livingston, Polk County, Texas
Hennington, Chas. WM age 42 Head of Household Farmer AL AL AL
" Katie WF 30 wife AL AL AL
" Lulu J. WF 9 dau AL AL AL
" Martha C. WF dau 6 AL AL AL
" Francis WM 4 Son AL AL AL
" Katie D. WF 2 dau AL AL AL
" Olivia G. WF 1mon dau AL AL AL
above son Francis, is Francis Monroe Hennington, listed as Head of Household
1900 Livingston, Polk County, Texas, as Frank Hennington, livings with
three sisters in household.