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Aaron Spivey Family

Paula Castleberry (View posts)
Posted: 19 Oct 2003 3:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Seeking any info regarding the descedents of Aaron Spivey
who is buried in the Spivey cemetary near Kellyton, Al.
Would also like to know who the property owner of that cemetary. Would like to try to clean it off.

Re: Aaron Spivey Family

Posted: 20 Dec 2003 3:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Mar 2005 9:30PM GMT
Below is what I have. If you have additions or corrections, I would be grateful for them. Ron
In HIS will is our peace.


1. Aaron1 Spivey, Sr. was born 18 Sep 1753 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died 2 Sep 1834 in Autauga Co., AL. He married Charlotte Nixon Unknown in ?. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for Aaron Spivey, Sr.:
From the DAR's "Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots in Alabama": Aaron Spivey II, b 18 Sept 1753 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, d 2 Sept 1834 in Autauga Co., AL. Buried near Old Spivey Church, Deatsville, Alabama. Service as Pvt. N.C. (Reference: Hillsboro N.C. Treasury Office, 1785, N.C. Rev. Accounts Vol. 9, p. 95, Folio 2, Raleigh, NC). The "Roster" also states that Aaron Spivey II gave material aid to the Revolutionary cause and was a clergyman. The Roster also says that Mary Eugenia Walker DeGroat (DAR# 539173), Mattie Bibb
Fitts (DAR# 53564) and Eleanor Dark Gay Scarano (DAR# 524484) joined the DAR under Aaron Spivey. Aaron's children included Dixon Spivey, Ephriam Spivey, William Spivey, Charlotte Spivey, Mary Spivey Whetstone (wife of William Charles Whetstone), Nancy Ann Spivey (wife of Reuben Jordan), and Aaron Spivey III.

COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA 1850 CENSUS COOSA DISTRICT ONLY

599. Spivey Ephriam 56 NC farmer 1500
Martha 52 NC
Albert 30 AL
William 25 AL
Rebecca 22 AL
Nancy 20 AL
Ephriam 18 AL
Aaron 16 AL
Joseph 13 AL
Robert 12 AL
(According to Brewer's History of Coosa Co., Ephriam
Spivey was the son of Aaron Spivey who was said to be
a Revolutionary Soldier.)


More About Aaron Spivey, Sr.:
Burial: Old Spivey Church, Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL

More About Aaron Spivey and Charlotte Nixon:
Marriage: Unknown, ?

Children of Aaron Spivey and Charlotte Nixon are:
+ 2 i. Aaron2 Spivey, Jr., born 15 Aug 1799 in NC; died 11 Aug 1879 in Coosa Co., AL.
+ 3 ii. Julia Ann Spivey, born 1799 in NC; died 1 Dec 1888 in Coosa Co., AL.


Generation No. 2

2. Aaron2 Spivey, Jr. (Aaron1) was born 15 Aug 1799 in NC1, and died 11 Aug 1879 in Coosa Co., AL. He married Elizabeth Nixon Unknown in ?. She was born Sep 1803 in NC2, and died 18 Apr 1866 in Coosa Co., AL.

Notes for Aaron Spivey, Jr.:
Aaron Spivey was in Autauga Co., AL in 1818. He was the son of Aaron Spivey, Sr. who died in 1835. Aaron Spivey, Jr. came to Coosa Co. with the Jordans, settled near Fish Pond, Coosa Co., AL.

COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA 1850 CENSUS COOSA DISTRICT ONLY
631. Spivey Aaron 50 NC farmer 1000
Elizabeth 45 NC
Mary 16 AL
Martha 14
Charlotte 12
Elizabeth 10 AL
Aaron 8
Moses 6 AL

More About Aaron Spivey, Jr.:
Burial: Aaron Spivey Cemetery: located about 1 mi. S. of Kellyton, Coosa Co., AL
Census Federal: 1840, Socopatoy District, Coosa Co., AL

More About Elizabeth Nixon:
Fact 1: Buried in Aaron Spivey Cemty: located about 1 mi. S. of Kellyton, Coosa Co., AL

More About Aaron Spivey and Elizabeth Nixon:
Marriage: Unknown, ?

Children of Aaron Spivey and Elizabeth Nixon are:
4 i. Mary3 Spivey, born 29 Jun 1834 in AL3; died 12 Nov 1898 in Coosa Co., AL.

More About Mary Spivey:
Fact 1: Buried in Aaron Spivey Cemty: located about 1 mi. S. of Kellyton, Coosa Co., AL

5 ii. Martha Spivey, born Abt. 1836 in AL4; died Unknown in ?.
6 iii. Charlotte Spivey, born 8 Mar 1839 in AL5; died 19 Jun 1906 in Coosa Co., AL.

More About Charlotte Spivey:
Burial: Aaron Spivey Cemrtery: located about 1 mi. S. of Kellyton, Coosa Co., AL

7 iv. Elizabeth Spivey, born Abt. 1840 in AL6; died Unknown in ?.
8 v. Aaron Spivey, born Abt. 1842 in AL7; died Unknown in ?.
9 vi. Moses Spivey, born 13 Jul 1845 in Coosa Co., AL8; died 15 Jan 1914 in Coosa Co., AL.

Notes for Moses Spivey:
Spivey, Moses born 1845, died 1914, Mississippi Regiment, buried Coosa County

More About Moses Spivey:
Burial: Aaron Spivey Cemty: located about 1 mi. S. of Kellyton, Coosa Co., AL


3. Julia Ann2 Spivey (Aaron1) was born 1799 in NC9, and died 1 Dec 1888 in Coosa Co., AL10. She married Reuben Elmore Jordan 8 Jun 1830 in Rocky Mount, Autauga Co., AL, son of Jonas Jordan and Elizabeth Elmore. He was born 30 May 1782 in Amelia Co. VA11, and died 23 Aug 1840 in Coosa Co., AL11.

Notes for Julia Ann Spivey:
COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA 1850 CENSUS, COOSA DISTRICT ONLY
633. Jordan Ann 47 NC 1800
Alabama 15 AL
Ruben 13 AL
(Ann Spivey Jordan who died 1888 in Coosa Co.(?) was the second wife of Ruben Jordan. They had three
children. Ruben Jordan was said to have been a Captain in the War of 1812. Alabama Jordan was the second wife of Frank Maxwell.)


"1870 Federal Census of Nixburg Beat, Coosa Co., AL. Enumerated on 6 Sep 1870. Page 267.
Dwelling Fam. Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Est. Personal Est. Birth Place
402 427 Jourdan, Ann 65 F W Keeping House 1200 500 Ala.
Jourdan, John 15 M W Ala.
Jourdan, Sidney 8 M W Ala." (1)
(1) Researched by Ron Bridges at the Alabama Archives on 24 Oct 2003. Note: Even though the census records John and Sidney as Jourdan(s), their last name is Mitchell. They are her Grandsons, who are the children of William Mandon Alexander Mitchell, Dr. and Elmira Sophia Jordan. Elmira died in 3 Oct 1865. At the time of I was doing the research of the census I was not searching for Mitchell(s). Their father may have been living near them, but at this time I do not know. Ron Bridges

More About Julia Ann Spivey:
Burial: Jordan Private Cemetery located near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836

Notes for Reuben Elmore Jordan:
If not himself born in Virginia, Captain Reuben Jordan's family claimed descent from Pocohontas, the princess daughter of Powhatan. The given names of Reuben's father and grandfather are not known. The grandfather Jordan married a Miss Maurice of Virginia, by whom he had only one son, the father of Reuben. The grandfathers on both sides of the house were Revolutionary soldiers.
Reuben's father married Miss Bettie Elmore, a sister of General Elmore, the progenitor of the illustrious family of Elmores whose lives are so closely interwoven into the history of Alabama. Reuben with his father moved to South Carolina where Reuben grew up to manhood and became captain of a company of South Carolinians, in the War of 1812.
In 1818, Reuben moved from South Carolina to Montgomery County, just below Wetumpka. He brought with him his wife, a Miss Dillard, his children and a good many Negroes of his uncle, John Archer Elmore. He was to make a crop preparatory to the future coming of the uncle to Alabama. Where he settled on the river was so malarial that after some years he moved to Autauga. Here he remained until the Spring of 1835, when he removed to Coosa County.
The Jordan family of old Autauga intermarried with the Bozemans, the Cains, the Bensons, Fitzpatricks, Zeiglers, Ruckers, and Booths, and others. A brother of of Reuben Jordan once lived in the county, who looked more like an Indian than a white man and possessed Indian traits as well. Reuben Jordan's first wife died and he married a second time in 1830, to Ann Spivey, a daughter of Aaron Spivey, near Rocky Mount in Autauga County.
Reuben Jordan was a rugged pioneer and deserves a place not only in Autauga's history but in that of Coosa, as well.
[Source: Most of the material for this sketch was taken from George Brewer's The History of Coosa County, published in the Alabama Historical Quarterly, Summer Issue, 1942, page 278-281.]

"Chapter III - THE EARLY SETTLERS

Fort Jackson continued to be a garrison post for some time, but the rich fertile regions about it served to draw many settlers to its vicinity. It was there, until 1818, that the newly created county of Montgomery held it courts. A courthouse and a post office were built there. A new town was laid off just above the Montgomery County courthouse; this town was called Jackson. While the town did not prosper and its influence soon waned, it did become the center of a thriving farming territory. For years there continued to be an established post office at Jackson, with Reuben Jordan as postmaster; he had fought with Andrew Jackson in the battle of Horseshoe Bend." (1)

(1) Elizabeth Porter, A History of Wetumpka (Published by Wetumpka, AL Chamber of Commerce; October, 1957), p. 17. Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Mar 2003.


Reuben was living in Montgomery Co., AL as of Oct. 1821.

Autauga County, Alabama Index To Land Records
Compiled By Larry W. Nobles and the Autauga Genealogical Society.
NAME 1 TRANS NAME 2 DATE BOOK BEG. PAGE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME 1 TRANS NAME 2 DATE BK BEG. PAGE
JORDAN, REUBEN from CROMMELIN, CHAS. 01 Nov 1838 DB 254
JORDAN, REUBEN from FOREMAN, JESSE 28 APR 1834 D 160

"At the August term of 1838, John McMillan, James Prather, Reuben Jordan, Nathan Bozeman, Edward Ogletree, Joseph Tuck, and Albert Crumpler were appointed reviewers to open a road from the southwest corner of Section 18, of Township 23, Range 21. to the nearest and best point so as to intersect the Sockapatoy Road at Nixburg."(1)

"To the north and east, and further off from Nixburg, the lands continued to be good and induced a number of substantial men to settle upon them. among the very early ones were Rev. James F. Edens (a preacher of strong convictions, and bitter against the mission movements), Mr. Reuben Jordan and his sons (Dr. John A. and James), and Dr. Reuben, the Spiveys, Moses Favors, Meshac Ward, the celebrated maker of bells for stock, Elijah McLemore, Moses and

Ransom Meadows, and Mr. Towns." (2)

(1) Rev. George e. Brewer, History of Coosa County, Alabama, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, SC), p. 45.
(2) Ilib., p. 91


"Elmore Family - - 3" p. 1
Reuben Jourdan came to Alabama about 1812 to 1814, with his father, sisters and brothers and children, and was followed next year by Gen. John Archer Elmore and family.
Taken from Dedication of Jordan Dam, 1927:
REUBEN JORDAN, the head of the Jordan family in Alabama, was born in Amelia County, Virginia in 1782, being the son of Elizabeth Elmore and Jonas Jordan. He served in the war of 1812 against the British under General Andrew Jackson having volunteered from the State of South Carolina. He also served in the war against the Creek Indians and was in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend in Tallapoosa County, which occurred March 1814. He made several farm crops near Fort Toulouse two or three miles south of Wetumpka, Alabama, before returning to Virginia to get his father - - then an old man - - and his brothers and sisters. They came through South Carolina where Reuben Jordan married Miss Emily Dillard. He was joined at the home of his uncle, General John Archer Elmore, by a large party which had gathered with the intention of moving to Alabama; Reuben Jordan's family, General John Archer Elmore and family, and several sisters, and many members of the Hall, Lewis, Dixon, Fitzpatrick, Scott, Williams, Bibb and Martin families formed the party. The year 1821 found these families in possession of large tracts of fertile lands in what are now Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore and Lowndes Counties, and already taking a leading part in the affiars of the new state of Alabama. A fews years later Reuben Jordan's wife, Emily, died. Another lot of settlers from North Caorlina a little later came into a locality nearby (what is now Grand View) in the State of Alabama. In this party was a soldier of the Revolution, lame of wounds received in blattle, named Aaron Spivey, a preacher, the fourth inline of the same name and calling. He had two daughters and two sons, and REUBEN JORDAN married the oldest daughter, Ann Spivey. About that time the state was afflicted with what was called River Fever, near the Toulouse Farm, and those who had settled in the rich river lands suffered from it most. This coupled with the pioneer urge to move on to new lands, probably accounted for the fact that in about 1830, Reuben Jordan sold the lands, part of the present John Crommelin plantation - - and took up new lands to the north in the hill country, in what is now known as Coosa County. Here, in 1830, while still surrounded by the Creek Indians, under the famous Chief Tuskoonah, he built a pioneer cabin, two rooms, one about the other with a lean-to. Here Reuben Jordan brought his bride, a small blue-eyed, fair-haired girl; here three children were born and her, in a few years, she was left a widow. Pioneer life was hard for a man but what must it have been for this young woman, alone in a cabin in the wilderness with three small children, a few slaves, some stock, a large partly cleared plantation, and the Indians still living all about her. But four generations of preacher-ancestors were a sufficient heritage, and she faced life with remakable fortitude and ability. Being unusually well educated herself, she educated her daughters far beyond most women of that day, and sent her son, Reuben Elmore Jordan, to both the Medical college in New Orleans and to the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia. From each of these places he graduated and recieved his degrees."

It is said Reuben farmed near Fort Toulouse, AL

Jordan Private Cemetery is located in Coosa Co., AL near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836. The cemetery is behind the lodge in the woods on a hill. The cemetery has about a one-foot thick square cement wall around it - about 54 feet by 36 feet. The wall is approximately four feet high, and there is no gate to the cemetery. It has cement steps on one side of the wall in which to climb and adjacent steps to step down into the cemetery. Surveyed by Ronald D. Bridges with his wife Eunice on 4 Jun 2001.

There are several unmarked graves, three graves with a rock at the head and a rock at the foot, and a grave with many rocks piled about a foot and a half high. All the marked graves have fairly new headstones. Some of the foot markers with initials are leaning against the inside wall. Orrie Pearl Maxwell's old headstone is broken in half and is stacked upon the grave which has many rocks piled about a foot and a half high. It appears someone has replaced the old headstones, while leaving some remnants of the old headstones and foot markers.


IN MEMORY OF
ORRIE PEARL
DAUGHTER OF F. M. & A. R. MAXWELL
BORN APR. 1, 1869
DIED SEP. 16, 1883

IN MEMORY OF
REUBEN JORDAN
BORN IN VIRGINIA
MAY 30, 1782
DIED IN COOSA CO. ALA
AUG. 23 1840
AGED 58 Ys. 3Ms. 3Ds.

IN MEMORY OF
LOVING WIFE OF REUBEN
ANN SPIVEY JORDAN
BORN 1799
DIED DEC. 1, 1888

CHARLOTTE POCOHONTAS
DAUGHTER OF REUBEN & ANN JORDAN
BORN OCT. 19, 1832
DIED DEC. 26, 1836

After ascending the cement steps and then descending the adjacent steps, one can see inlayed into the back inside wall a very large engraved stone with the following:

IN MEMORY OF REUBEN JORDAN BORN IN AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, MAY 20, 1782 - DIED IN COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA, AUGUST 23, 1840
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.
AND HIS WIFE ANN SPIVEY JORDAN BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA IN THE YEAR 1799 - DIED IN COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA DECEMBER 1, 1888 AND THREE OF THEIR CHILDEN
ELMIRA SOPHIA JORDAN BORN APRIL 11, 1831 - DIED OCTOBER 3, 1865 WIFE OF WILLIAM MANDON MITCHELL
CHARLOTTE POCOHONTAS JORDAN BORN OCTOBER 19, 1832 - DIED DECEMBER 26, 1836
REUBEN ELMORE JORDAN BORN JULY 17, 1837 - DIED MARCH 21, 1881

Note: When a previous survey was done by the Coosa County Historical Society in the late 1970s the inlayed stone plaque was not there. Also, the Coosa County Historical Society had the headstone of Elmira Sophia Mitchell, Wife of William M. listed. It appears that whomever placed the new headstones up did not know where to put her headstone, thus listed her on the inlayed stone plaque. The Coosa County Historical Society did not have the death month or day of Reuben and Ann Spivey listed or her maiden name.


Reuben Jordan was a Captain of a company of South Carolinians, in the War of 1812, serving under Andrew Jackson. My interest in Reuben Jordan is because he is my Great-Great-Great-Great Granduncle. Ronald D. Bridges.

More About Reuben Elmore Jordan:
Burial: Jordan Private Cemetery located near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836
Census Federal: 1830, 1830 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., AL: Jourdan, Reuben 1 m 5 - 10; 1 m 10 - 15; 1 m 20 - 30, 1 m 40 - 50; 1 f 0 - 5 ; 1 f 5 - 10; 1 f 10 - 15; 1 f 15 - 20. (12 slaves) Page of orginial: 198.
Fact 1: Some records do not have Elmore as Reuben's middle name.

More About Reuben Jordan and Julia Spivey:
Marriage: 8 Jun 1830, Rocky Mount, Autauga Co., AL
Married by: Moses Andrews, Minister of the Gospel

Children of Julia Spivey and Reuben Jordan are:
+ 10 i. Elmira Sophia3 Jordan, born 11 Apr 1831 in Autauga Co., AL; died 3 Oct 1865 in Coosa Co., AL.
11 ii. Charlotte Pocohontas Jordan, born 19 Oct 1832 in Autauga Co., AL12; died 26 Dec 1836 in Coosa Co., AL13.

More About Charlotte Pocohontas Jordan:
Burial: Jordan Private Cemetery located near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836

+ 12 iii. Alabama Rebecca Jordan, born 3 Oct 1835 in AL; died Apr 1923 in Tallapoosa Co., AL.
13 iv. Reuben Elmore Jordan, born 17 Jul 1837 in Coosa Co., AL14; died 21 May 1881 in Coosa Co., AL15.

Notes for Reuben Elmore Jordan:
"1880 Hackneyville, Tallapoosa, AL Every name Census Index
1062. Ruben JORDAN - 1880 United States Census / Alabama
Self Gender: Male Birth: <1840> AL
1063. Anna E. JORDAN - 1880 United States Census / Alabama
Wife Gender: Female Birth: <1845> AL
1064. Anna E. JORDAN - 1880 United States Census / Alabama
Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1870> AL
1065. Thomas H. JORDAN - 1880 United States Census / Alabama
Son Gender: Male Birth: <1873> AL
1066. Ruben E. JORDAN - 1880 United States Census / Alabama
Son Gender: Male Birth: <1876> AL
1067. Alfered D. JORDAN - 1880 United States Census / Alabama
Son Gender: Male Birth: <1878> AL


"Reuben Elmore Jordan went to both the Medical college in New Oreleans and to the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia. From each of these places he graduated and received his degrees."

Jordan, Rueben E. born 1837, died 1881, member of the 47th Alabama buried Coosa County

Alabama Civil War Service Database located in
Last Name: Jordan
Date of Birth:
Death Info:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Info:
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 47th Alabama
Company Unit: K
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Payroll Loachapoka, Alabama, May 3, 1862.
First Name: Reuben MI: E.
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date: 1862/05/09
Enlistment Info: Alabama, Tallapoosa County
Engagements:
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Rank: Private.



More About Reuben Elmore Jordan:
Burial: Jordan Private Cemetery located near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836


Generation No. 3

10. Elmira Sophia3 Jordan (Julia Ann2 Spivey, Aaron1) was born 11 Apr 1831 in Autauga Co., AL16, and died 3 Oct 1865 in Coosa Co., AL17. She married William Mandon Alexander Mitchell, Dr. 10 Jul 1849 in Coosa Co., AL. He was born 15 Jan 1822 in ?18, and died 1876 in AL.

More About Elmira Sophia Jordan:
Burial: Jordan Private Cemetery located near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836

Notes for William Mandon Alexander Mitchell, Dr.:
Dr. Mitchell completed his medical education in Augusta, Georgia, and was a prominent physician in Dadeville, Alabama. He is buried in Dadeville, Alabama.

Marriage Notes for Elmira Jordan and William Mitchell:
One source has their marriage place as Dadeville, AL. However, I found this record to be more accurate.
The gender of Elmira S. Jordan is female.
Spouse: William M. A. Mitchell
Marriage Date: Jul 10, 1849
County: Coosa
This record can be found in the County Court Records, Film # 1290263 - 1290267


More About William Mitchell and Elmira Jordan:
Marriage: 10 Jul 1849, Coosa Co., AL
Married by: Rev. Archd. B. Kelley. Page B-65

Children of Elmira Jordan and William Mitchell are:
+ 14 i. Reuben Alexander4 Mitchell, born 21 Jun 1853 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., AL; died 10 Jan 1937 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.
+ 15 ii. John Archer Mitchell, born 24 Mar 1855 in AL; died 13 Jun 1923 in ?.
+ 16 iii. Sidney Zollicoffer Mitchell, born 17 Mar 1862 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., AL; died 17 Feb 1944 in AL.


12. Alabama Rebecca3 Jordan (Julia Ann2 Spivey, Aaron1) was born 3 Oct 1835 in AL19, and died Apr 1923 in Tallapoosa Co., AL. She married Francis M. Maxwell 24 Sep 1854 in Coosa Co., AL. He was born Abt. 1826 in GA, and died Unknown in AL.

Notes for Alabama Rebecca Jordan:
"Miss Alabama became the second wife of Mr. Frank Maxwell, by whom she had several sons and one daughter. Among the sons, two, Wm. And Cecil, are physicians who are doing well in the county where they were reared. Meigs is a capitalist in Seattle, Washington; and Eugene is a citizen of Texas. The location and pursuits of the others are not known to the writer." (1)
(1) Rev. George e. Brewer, History of Coosa County, Alabama, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, SC), p. 281.

In the 1860 her mother was living with her.

More About Francis M. Maxwell:
Nickname: Frank

More About Francis Maxwell and Alabama Jordan:
Marriage: 24 Sep 1854, Coosa Co., AL
Married by: Bright Skipper, M. G. Page B-310.

Children of Alabama Jordan and Francis Maxwell are:
17 i. Orrie Pearl4 Maxwell, born 1 Apr 1869 in AL20; died 16 Sep 1883 in AL21.

More About Orrie Pearl Maxwell:
Burial: Jordan Private Cemetery located near Kellyton, off Coosa County Rd 65 on the Five Star Plantation with Historical Ann Jordan Lodge; established circa 1836

18 ii. William Maxwell, born Unknown in Coosa Co., AL; died Unknown in ?.
19 iii. Cecil Maxwell, born Unknown in Coosa Co., AL; died Unknown in ?.
20 iv. Meigs Maxwell, born Unknown in AL; died Unknown in ?.
21 v. Eugene Maxwell, born Unknown in AL; died Unknown in ?.


Generation No. 4

14. Reuben Alexander4 Mitchell (Elmira Sophia3 Jordan, Julia Ann2 Spivey, Aaron1) was born 21 Jun 1853 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., AL, and died 10 Jan 1937 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL. He married Sarah Byrd Wood 11 Feb 1879 in AL, daughter of Fern Wood and Sarah Roquemore. She was born 26 Feb 1861 in ?, and died 28 Aug 1924 in ?.

Notes for Reuben Alexander Mitchell:
His birthday is 21 June. (See Lizzie's bible.) From her bible,

Gadsden, Ala., "Gadsden T....?, March 8, 1895 newspaper:
MITCHELL WINS After a Spirited Contest on Last Tuesday.
....Gadsden held her municipal election last Tuesday and to say that it was hotly contested is only mildly expressing it.... Never before... has there been so much enthusiasm.... For mayor the two most prominent and influential men of Gadsden were pitted against each other. The whole fight centered on the mayor, R.A. Mitchell, president of the Queen City Bank, and M.L. Foster, superintendent of the Gadsden and Attalla Union Railway Company, were at the head of the two tickets, and Mr. Mitchell won by a majority of nine votes....

And from the kindly given notes of Meredith Clapper, 2001, we have, from A History of Tallapoosa County by William Pressley Ingram, Birmingham, AL, 1951 p 56:

"Colonel Reuben Alexander Mitchell was born at Dadeville, ALabama, June 22, 1853, the son of Dr. William Mandon Alexander Mitchell and Elmira Sophia Jordan Mitchell. His father was a noted physician who was among the first settlers in Dadeville. Reuben's mother died when he was twelve, and his father died during the reconstruction period, leaving him with the responsibilities of two younger brothers and a sister. Colonel Mitchell received his early education at the Shepard School at Graefenberg, near Dadeville, being taught by Dr. Jackson Joseph Shepard and Samuel C. Oliver. At eighteen he had completed a classical course. He taught school for two years, and worked for a cotton industry at Columbus, Georgia, for a time. He was Postmaster at Opelika during Grover Cleveland's first administration, and was married to Sarah Byrd Wood, of Opelika. There was one son and two daughters. He moved to Montgomery in 1888 and became General Manager of the Montgomery Terminal and Street Railway Company the first commercial electric railway in the world. In 1890, he went to Gadsden, Alabama, as President of the Gadsden Land and Improvement Company, and was also President of the Queen City Bank of Gadsden for ten years. He served as Mayor of Gadsden for three years. He was a civic leader and took a leading part in inducing Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company to build a plant there. He operated a textile plant for the owners in Alabama City for a number of years. (The Story of Alabama, by Marie Bankhead Owens). He was a member of the Alabama State Democratic Committee for twenty years. he was among the organizers of the Protective Life Insurance Company in 1907, and was a director of the company at this time of his death. He was a Methodist. Colonel Reuben Mitchell and his brother, Sidney Z. Mitchell, were among the pioneers in the electric industry in Alabama. They purchased properties at Decatur, Huntsville, Talladega, Anniston, and elsewhere. These properties were later acquired by James Mitchell (no relation) and became a key part of the Alabama Power Company. Colonel R A Mitchell was a director and Vice-President of Alabama Power Company until his death, January 10, 1937."

Notes for Sarah Byrd Wood:
She signs her name "Byrdie W. Mitchell, your affectionate sister, Opelika, Ala, Jan 1884," in Lizzie's autograph book. Lizzie spells Byrdie the same way in her bible, and gives her birth as 26 Feb.

More About Sarah Byrd Wood:
Nickname: Byrdie

More About Reuben Mitchell and Sarah Wood:
Marriage: 11 Feb 1879, AL

Children of Reuben Mitchell and Sarah Wood are:
22 i. Myra5 Mitchell, born 13 May 1880 in AL; died 1910 in ?. She married Edward McLaughlin; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

Notes for Myra Mitchell:
Myra with the "y" is from Lizzie's bible where she spells it this way

23 ii. Fern Wood Mitchell, born 20 Jul 1881 in AL; died 18 Jan 1925 in ?. She married Frances S. Warren; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

Notes for Fern Wood Mitchell:
She signs a card, "Fern Wood."

24 iii. Sallie Mitchell, born 24 Nov 1882 in AL; died Unknown in ?. She married Elmore Harper Franklin, Jr. 7 Jan 1903; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Sallie Mitchell:
Fact 1: One soure has her name as Sadie

More About Elmore Franklin and Sallie Mitchell:
Marriage: 7 Jan 1903


15. John Archer4 Mitchell (Elmira Sophia3 Jordan, Julia Ann2 Spivey, Aaron1) was born 24 Mar 1855 in AL, and died 13 Jun 1923 in ?. He married Miss Unknown Unknown in ?. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for John Archer Mitchell:
His birthday is 24 March. (See Lizzie's bible.)
From the Mitchell letters: "John A. M. the next son is now in Texas traveling for the Eagle & Phenix Mills of Columbus, Ga. is a young man of strict integrity, splendid business habits and with all a splendid gentleman in every sense."

More About John Archer Mitchell:
Fact 1: One source has his middle name as Amandon

More About John Mitchell and Miss Unknown:
Marriage: Unknown, ?

Children of John Mitchell and Miss Unknown are:
25 i. John Archer5 Mitchell, Jr., born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
26 ii. Lewis H. Mitchell, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.


16. Sidney Zollicoffer4 Mitchell (Elmira Sophia3 Jordan, Julia Ann2 Spivey, Aaron1) was born 17 Mar 1862 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., AL, and died 17 Feb 1944 in AL. He married Alice Pennoyer Bell 1893 in AL. She was born Abt. 1870 in ?, and died 1941 in ?.

Notes for Sidney Zollicoffer Mitchell:
Appointed to USNA at Annapolis, and graduated in the 1880s. See the Mitchell letters, op. cit. "The next son Sidney Zollicoffer M. was given a splendid education by his two brothers Reuben & John Mitchell and having passed a very trying and exhaustive examination before an examining Board with manly and Honorable competitors for the appointment in the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was successful, was appointed (a midshipman), and remained 8 yrs graduated in 188_ with honor to himself and family, received his appointment in U. S. Service and is now in Egypt. Has now traveled nearly over the American Continent - He speaks and writes fluently in the German and Spanish language, a noble soldier - and a good man. "
In Lizzie's autograph book, op. cit., he writes:
Sidney Z. Mitchell, U.S.N. U.S.S. Trenton Sept 7, 1883

His birthday is 17 March. (See Lizzie's bible)

Meredith Clapper obtained the following: "Of the Mitchell's Sidney was definitely the heavyweight. He was not just head of Alabama Power Co but was head of Electric Bond and Share which was a holding co that controlled a major portion of the Power Cos in the US and I believe many foreign as well. Their engineering co designed and built the plants and distribution system as well. The trust busters broke up the trust co and the Southern Co was a part. The Southern Co was the holding co for Ga Power, Ala Power, Louisiana Power and Light and Miss Power as I recall. There were other groups broken up in the same fashion as Standard Oil's breakup. One breakoff was EBASCO which was the engineering co and it ruled the roost as it did the engineering for all of the old parts. Much of this has now faded away but my interest was that I was an electrical engineer with Westinghouse involved in the power business part. Anyway as you will see in the article Sidney was considered the richest man in the world on paper before the 1929 crash. Look up Electric Bond and Share in some history source. It should be interesting."

Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, The University of Alabama, the Alabama Business hall of Fame: "Sidney Zollicoffer Mitchell was born in Dadeville in Tallapoosa County. Mitchell and the electric industry grew up together. Before entering the electric industry, Mitchell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served on the U.S.S. Trenton, the first battleship in the world to have incandescent lights which Mitchell helped to install and operate. Intrigued about an opportunity to organize electric light companies, Mitchell went to see Thomas A. Edison. Impressed with Mitchell’s enthusiasm, Edison sent him to learn about generators. In 1885, the agency for Edison products in the Northwest became available, and Mitchell applied for and obtained the rights as exclusive agent. He and Frederick H. Sparling set out to create a market for incandescent lamps in Seattle. In order to finance an electric plant, the two obtained contracts for the sale of the lamps and used the contracts to build a waterfront generating plant, the first center station electric light plant west of the Rocky Mountains. They took in an additional partner and incorporated themselves as the Northwest Supply & Construction Co. By 1888, they had organized lighting companies in 13 other cities in the territory. The Edison General Electric Co. initiated unification of all its agencies and purchased Northwest Supply & Construction Co. before merging with Thomson-Houston Co. to form General Electric Company. In 1893, Mitchell met and married Alice P. Bell. Mitchell assisted in organizing General Bond and Share Company, which under Mitchell's leadership as president and later chairman of the board, grew to one of the largest holding companies in the world. In 1927, he attended the dedication of Jordan Dam, named in honor of his mother, and three years later built a hunting lodge in his native Alabama."

More About Sidney Zollicoffer Mitchell:
Fact 1: One source has him dyingin New York

More About Sidney Mitchell and Alice Bell:
Marriage: 1893, AL

Child of Sidney Mitchell and Alice Bell is:
27 i. Sidney Alexander5 Mitchell, born 9 Oct 1895 in AL; died Unknown in ?. He married Mary Addison 19 Apr 1922 in ?; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

Notes for Sidney Alexander Mitchell:
He is named after his father and Grandfather William Mandon Alexander Mitchell, Dr..

More About Sidney Mitchell and Mary Addison:
Marriage: 19 Apr 1922, ?



Endnotes

1. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records his as 50 years old and born in NC. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
2. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 45 years old and born in NC. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
3. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 16 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
4. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 14 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
5. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 12 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
6. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 10 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
7. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records him as 8 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
8. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records him as 6 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
9. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 47 years old and born in NC. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997. Birth date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 4 Jun 2001.
10. Death date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 4 Jun 2001.
11. Birth date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 4 Jun 2001.
12. Birth date form headstone. Written his on her father states he move to Coosa Co. to Autauga Co. in 1835. Thus, she was most likely born in Autauga Co., AL.
13. Death date form headstone.
14. Written history of his father states they moved to Coosa Co. from Autauga Co. in 1835. Thus he most likely was born in Coosa Co., AL. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records him as 13 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997. Birth date form headstone.
15. Death date from headstone.
16. Birth date from headstone. Written history of her father states he moved to Coosa Co. from Autauga Co., in 1835. Thus, she was mostly likely born in Augtauga Co., AL.
17. Death date form headstone.
18. His date of birth is verified in his daughter's Bible.
19. 1850 Federal Census of Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL, records her as 15 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ronald D. Bridges on 29 Sep 1997.
20. Birth date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 4 Jun 2001.
21. Death date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 4 Jun 2001.

Re: Aaron Spivey Family

Paula Castleberry (View posts)
Posted: 20 Dec 2003 10:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Christmas came early, Ron!! Thanks so much for this info. I had some of it but you filled in many blanks. Will be in touch with you again after Christmas. Are you aware of the other Spivey cemetery on Hwy 22 near Alexander City. Decedents of the Aaron Spivey's are buried there and some are still living nearby.

I am descended from Samuel and Margaret Sanford Spivey
(my maternal GGrandparents). Will be in touch. Paula

Re Spivey Cemetary

Posted: 8 Jan 2005 10:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Feb 2005 7:31PM GMT
I found an old obituary of my GGG Grandmother Eliza McMillan Bryant. It lists her as being buried in Spivey Cemetary in Coosa County. Where are the two Spivey cemetaries you mention? Do you have a list of thos buried there?

Tks

Roy Bryant

Re: Aaron Spivey Family

Posted: 22 Jul 2005 7:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2006 7:39PM GMT
Ref Jordan Family ,You Have Any Record of Teers
And Jordan Family About 1826 In Ala By 1830
Mostly in Pickens Co
Thanks Ron ,

Re: Aaron Spivey Family

Ron Bridges (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jul 2005 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry. I don't. Ron

Re: Aaron Spivey Family

Posted: 10 Feb 2011 4:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello I'm searchin for Simon Bradford I don't no if this is the right one but the information that I have is that a (Simon Bradford) was a (Pall Bearer) at Mary McCray funeral of the late Blunt McCray and was living at 315 N.Church street, in (Huntsville Alabama)and the church it was at was (Primitive Baptist Church and the (Pastor were)Rev.R.H.Moore? this for the Colored women that Died?and the (Pall Bearer)were Rueben Jordan, Billie Hereford, Pearl Macklin, Louis Buchannon,Jeff Moore.Simon Bradford?
Blunt McCray is my Great-Great-Grandfather and they are AFrican American I was tryin to see if you heard of him or her or heard him takin about them if so could you email at Woodbine@peoplepc.com Thanks Arline McCray
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