Searching for Wm BELL of Guntersville. Possible father of OMAR BELL (ROWE)b abt 1900 d. 1943. Adopted by Wm Rowe after the death of his father, Wm Bell in Birmingham, AL? Wm "Bill" Rowe was an oil well wild catter and moved to Monahans, TX, then Dallas & Vivian/Shreveport, LA.
Src: Jenny's ltr of 1890 to Rebecca Jane Day Whitely: "Mary Emily was married while I was there. She married a man from Gunterville, a widower, with three children. His name is William BELL she only knew him three months. They made up their courtship in a hurry. He is a very nice looking man, I cannot say about his goodness, he professes to be a strict member of the church, but it is not all churchmen that are good. I hope that she has a good husband for I think that she deserves one whether she has him or not that is the greater risk to run on anything. It is a not (knot) that is tied that cannot be undone".
Possibly this Mary listed as age 7 in 1860 census household of Albert G. Whitely. Src: Jenny's 1890 ltr to Rebecca Jane Day Whitely about marriage to William Bell.
Francis L. Whitely came to Madison/Jackson Co. Alabama about 1836 with his brothers Albert G. & William Leftwich Whitely from Bedford Co. VA. Sons of William Whitely and Millie HAYNES. Francis's wife was Elizabeth A. ? searching for her surname, may be AYERS? KEETON? DAY? or none of these. Elizabeth b in VA 17 Nov 1819 d. 25 Nov 1881 bur. Paint Rock Cem. Jackson Co. AL.
Albert G. Whitely m. Elizabeth LEE. 1850 census records Jackson Co. AL, Albert Whitely (34 farmer-VA) with Elizabeth (34-VA), Susan (13-AL), William (10-AL), and Albert (5-AL) with Miles (18-TN), Thomas (14-AL) and William (22-AL) Lee ( laborers). Madison County, Alabama, 1860 census, with wife Elizabeth. I assume it is this Albert. He is 43, born in Virginia, and listed as a lawyer with personal property of $300. Elizabeth is 44, born in Tennessee. Children, all born in Alabama, are Susan, 22; Albert 13; Mary, 7.
William Leftwich Whitely: m. Rebecca Jane DAY, dau of David Day and Nancy HOLLAND. He settled in Russell County, Alabama, and lived in Alabama until 1869 when the family moved to Rome, Georgia. The 1850 Census shows them living in the Phenix City district of Russell County. [Russell County and Lee County are adjacent counties in Alabama that join Georgia at Columbus.]
There was a William Haynes, b 1822 in Alabama, who was married 2 November 1853 in Winston, MS, to M. J. E. Day. Could be a relation.
Possible this Samuel connected: Alabama Deaths, 1908-59:
Name Death Date Death County Volume Certificate Role
Sam Whitely 23 Jun 1915 Jefferson 19 308 1
Clifford Whitely 01 Feb 1944 Jefferson 7 3033 4
Mariah Whitely 07 Jun 1944 Jefferson 32 15711 4
Samuel Whitely 25 Dec 1956 Jefferson 51 25269 6
Possible connection to this Henry H. in Alabama Deaths, 1908-59: Henry H. Whitely May 1924 Limestone 27 2 13264
Possible this James connected: Alabama Deaths, 1908-59
Charlotte Whitely Nov 1929 Dallas 55 3 J. 27270
James Whitely Nov 1938 Dallas 50 24566 3
HI all, searching for descendants of Francis L. Whitely 1814-1882 bur Paint Rock Cem. Jackson Co. AL. Some folks I am searching for:Children of Francis & Elizabeth Whitely;
Samuel B., William, Susannah D. (my gm), Frances "Fannie", Stephen, Henry Haynes "Haynes", Virginia "Jennie", James & Catherine Whitely. All born bet. 1843-1858 in Jackson or Madison Cos. Alabama.
AGED HUNTSVILLE MAN SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS
Samuel W McConnell member of Pioneer Family, Buried at Huntsville. Huntsville, Jan. 22, Samuel W McConnell 76 years old(this names several family members and has a short bio)
The following is a list of Samuel McConnell's heirs listed in the article, I have no other information on the McConnell family. Mrs Claud Phillips, James F McConnell, W S McConnell, Mrs. Horace Barnes, Mrs. Charley Whitely and Jess McConnell all of Huntsvill, Will McConnell and Mrs Effie Coon of Ok and A M McConnell of Co.
Eliza Keeton age 16f also living in the household in 1850 Census of Jackson Co. AL.
in Athens, Limestone co. AL Betty Taylor sent a write up abt the little Methodist Church - we saw across from grandfather's house in Belle Mina. It will be on the tour - Spring Pilgrimage May 4th, 1997. She sent a neat pic - it is just so quaint - The article list our Lindsay ancestors as members of this church they were going to the church in Mooresville before this one was built in 1894. In 1911 the Belle Mina Church had 96 members and the Mooresville Church had 56.
The list of names of transfers to the new church include Laressa Lindsay, our gm, Fannie Lindsay and KATHERINE SCRUGGS WHITELY. also Dr. Nethery who bought the house from our grandfather Buck. Ben Lindsay and his wife, who was president of the newly organized Ladies Society. and the Bibbs, Bradleys, Pepper, White, Moore, Garrett, McDonald, Fletcher, Leslie, Malone, Harris, Sturdivant and others.
Saw your message re: WILLIAM HENRY ROWE. I got chills! Have been searching for any information on my Great Grandfather William Henry Rowe. He was an oilfield Wildcatter, was adopted when he was approximately 2 years old. Born 31 JAN. 1880 in Troy, Alabama (Pike County), d. 7 OCT. 1944 Shreveport, LA . We know his natural parents surname was BELL. This was always known by the family, however, all older ROWE family has died. He was adopted by William and Mary Ann Rowe. He married my Great Grandmother JOANN HOLLINGSWORTH in Hamilton, TX on 22 JUN. 1898. One of his most notible accomplishments was his discovery of the first oil well in northern Louisiana in 1918, known as the Homer Oil Field. He was also active in the developement of the El Dorado, Arkansas Oil Field in 1921 and Rodessa and East Texas Oil Fields in 1928-1930. He also loved race horses. He owned a number of them, Oil Cook, Little Hope and Oil Man. Oil Man won a race at Saratoga Handicaps for a purse of $5000. During their marriage, there were seven children born. William Kirby, Isham Grady, Lora Sybil, Olmer James, Eula Grace, Mary Eunice and John Raymond. They lived in Monahans, TX, Dallas, TX, Vivian/Shreveport, LA. Joann and "Will" (called by his family) were divorced sometime later and he married Corrie Bradford and resided in Shreveport, LA until his death while in the Pines Sanatorium (His donation to the city) from Tuberculosis. He is buried in Vivan, LA. We would love any information you may have regarding his natural parents. My father Gus Key Jones III (who has Leukemia) is the grand son of William Henry Rowe. His mother is Eula "Grace" Rowe, father Gus Key Jones II.
I got chills too! This is the family! I am writing you immediately, if you don't get my msg please write me! firstname.lastname@example.org
i am a decendent of francis l whitely his son james had one son felix e whitely which is my grandfather. ive been told that one of the sons was killed in the civil war. ive been trying to figure which son im thinking it was stephen h whitely.