Sunday, June 1, 2014

Children of Martin Luther Shewbart and Lillie Anthum Johnson (ca 1934)

          Front Row (Left to Right):
  • Leland McCullar: second son of  Noah Lacey McCullar  and Zella Shewbart, born in 1931. 
  • Noah Lacy McCullar ,Junior: first son of  Noah Lacey McCullar  and Zella Shewbart, born September 20, 1928
  •  Martin Luther Shewbart
  • Losene Shewbart
  • Lillie Shewbart
  •  Billy Green: second child of Lurlie Shewbart and Edward Green born November 12, 1930.
  • Mary Jo Green: first child of Lurlie Shewbart and Edward Green born March 30, 1928.
  • Evelyn Knight: first child of Bertha Shewbart and Burin Knight                                                 
    Back Row (Left to Right)
  •       Noah Lacy McCullar: Husband of Zella Shewbart
  •       Bertha Shewbart Knight holding Ethylene Knight, second child of Bertha and Burin Knight born in about 1934.
  •       Zellie Shewbart McCullar
  •             Lurlie Shewbart Green
  •       Edward Green: Husband of Lurlie Shewbart. He is holding R.L. Green, third child born June 17, 1932 to Edward and Lurlie.
  •       Myrtle Shewbart
  •       Maybell Shewbart
  •        Roy Shewbart.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Martin Luther Shewbart and Lillie Anthum Johnson

Martin Luther Shewbart was born on 20 Aug 1887 in Burless (probably Burleson), Franklin County, Alabama.  He was the son of James W. Shewbart and Mattie Harris. He died on 21 Sep 1962 and was buried at Williams Chapel in Winston County, Alabama. He married Lillie Anthum Johnson. She is believed to be the daughter of Charles W. Johnson and Rosa Catherine Stout. Lillie was born January 7, 1885 and died July 22, 1949. She is buried at Williams Chapel with Martin.

In 1917 the couple was living in Vina, Alabama with six children. Martin was recorded on his Draft Card as self-employed farmer.

It is said that Martin took his family to Winston County, Alabama when Roy was five years old. This would be around 1928.

Lurlie Anthum Shewbart was born on November 3, 1907.
Ann Zella Shewbart was born on June 4, 1909
Ora Shewbart was born on January 12, 1911.
Bertha Shewbart was born on August 16, 1912.
Belva Lou Shewbart was born on 13 Mar 1915.
Myrtle"Jewel" Shewbart was born Mar 8 1917
Mae Belle Shewbart was born May 1, 1920
Eva Odell Shewbart was born on 04 Aug 1922.
Roy C. Shewbart was born on 17 Aug 1923
Era Losene Shewbart was born on 11 May 1927

Luther Shewbart Draft Registration Card, Franklin County, Alabama.
E-mail from Barbara Wiginton 6/27/2000 (Zip File: Alexander Family Tree).
E-mail from Rhonda Shewbart 7/25/2000.
Pinetucky Cemetery - Partial Inventory Greg Green 8/5/2000.
Personal Knowledge.
Social Security Death Index,
Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Gene Thorn (
Tombstone Inscription.
Williams Cemetery Partial Inventory Greg Green 8/5/2000.
1900 Franklin County Alabama Census.
The Shewbart Ancestry, Ronda Shewbart Crittenden,

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Rigdon Ellehu Pickle and Aillian Fidelia Sally Lucrinda "Delia" Lochridge

Ellehu Pickle was born on October 30, 1863.  He was the son of John Hornsbeck Pickle and Martha Jane Irvin.  There are several spelling of his first name in the records. We will use the spelling on his tombstone in this work.

Aillian Fidelia Sally Lucrinda "Delia" Lochridge was born on 13 Oct 1863. She is thought to be the daughter of Marion County, Alabama farmer John L. Lochridge.

Ellehu and Delia Lochridge were married on 09 Dec 1886.  From census records we know that he was a rural mail carrier and in 1910 Delia was clerking in a store. The following list of four daughters was constructed using census records.

·      Jeffie Lula Pickle was born on 02 Sep 1887. She married Ernest Franklin Puckett on 17 Jun 1914. She died on 03 Oct 1951.

·      Berthie O. Pickle was born in Mar 1893.

·      Effie G Pickle was born in Oct 1889.

·      Burnie J. Pickle was born in 1901.

      Ellehu died in 1943 and Delia died December 22, 1950. They are buried in the Pickle Cemetery in Monroe County, Mississippi.


Personal Inventory of Ray-Pickle Cemetery.
1900 Monroe County Mississippi Census, ED 72, Mormon Springs Precinct.
1910 Monroe County Mississippi Census, ED 58 Greenwood Springs Precinct

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Robert Pickle, second child of Jacob Pickle

Robert Pickle

Robert was born in 1805 in North Carolina and he died on 24 Jul 1881 in Monroe County, Mississippi. Robert was the second child of Jacob and Catherine Pickle. He married Sarah Aldridge on September 21, 1824 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Sarah died September 6, 1888. Robert and Sarah are buried in the Bobby Pickle Cemetery in Monroe, County, Mississippi. They are marked by sandstone markers and for as long as I can remember somebody from my family put plastic flowers on their grave.

The following list of children was found in the Family Bible of Jacob Pickle.
I have unconfirmed reports that Robert and Sarah may have had another child. Janice Craft has reported that there was another boy named Joseph Pickle. He appears in the 1870 Monroe Census, but not the 1850 Census. She believes that Joseph was born in Mississippi in 1849. That would put him between Jerome and Wesley T. Pickle. However, he is not recorded in Jacob Pickle's bible records.

Catherine Pickle Born October 10, 1825
Susan Pickle Born August 18,1827
Jimy Pickle Born     About 1829.
Mary Pickle Born October 6, 1831
David Pickle Born September 2, 1833
Martha J. Pickle Born About 1835
Henry Pickle Born November 18, 1837
Jacob Pickle Born     November 15, 1839
Elizabeth “Betsey” Pickle Born  November 19, 1841
William R. Pickle Born September 17, 1843
Thomas Pickle Born October 16, 1845
Wesley T. Pickle Born      March 10, 1848
Jorome Pickle Born May 31, 1850
Sarah Emma Pickle Born September 3, 1853


Family Bible of Jacob Pickle, A sheet of paper in the bible listed the children of Robert Pickle, their dates of birth, their date of marriage and spouse. Another sheet had the vital statistics of Robert Pickle and wife.

1850 Monroe County, Mississippi Census.

Myrtle Noe's Family Bible - copy of pages provided by Dannie Camp.

1870 Marion County, Alabama Census.

1880 Marion County Alabama Census.

E-mail from Jack Shotts 6/6/2001.

LDS File AFN:257W D7.

Obituary in Marion County News.

E-mail from Sam Pickle 2/14/2000.

FGS of Denise Gregory.

Janice Craft Letter May 1994.

1880 Monroe County, Mississippi Census, ED 126 Quincy Voting District Page 26.

E-mail from Teresa Treadway, 4/02/05.

Shiloh Cemetery, Mansfield, Sebastian County, Arkansas

James Wesley and Myrtice Ray Personal Papers.

Kathy Wilcox Collection FGS prepared by James N. Pickle.

1880 Monroe County Mississippi Census ED 124 Smithville Precinct Page 49.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

John Hastens Blaylock and Family

John Hastens Blaylock and Family (ca 1894 and 1900)

Top Row (L-R): Uncle Bill Blaylock, Jim Blaylock, Andy Blaylock, Jake Pickle, Green Blaylock

Seated (L-R): Aunt Lilia Blaylock, Susan Pickle, Jane Aikens, John Blaylock, Lindy Blaylock, Clem Blaylock

The picture is a tintype from Myrtice Ray’s collection. Myrtice was my great grandmother and the daughter of Jake and Susan Pickle in the picture. Sometime around 1980 Myrtice identified all of the people in the picture for me. The names used in this pieces are the ones as given to me by Myrtice.

John Hastens Blaylock is thought to be a son of Robert Anderson Blaylock and Pheba Rimmer. He was born on July 1, 1824 and died May 17, 1904. He is buried in the Blaylock Cemetery located on the line between Lamar County, Alabama and Monroe County, Mississippi. John Hastens married Malinda Ray on August 24, 1848. Malinda, a daughter of David Ray and Susan Pickle, was born in January of 1827 and died on January 16, 1914. She is buried in Blaylock Cemetery.

The children of John Hastens and Malinda were:

1) Elizabeth Jane Blaylock                                   Born 1849
2) Greenberry Blaylock                                        Born 1851
3) Susan Elizabeth Blaylock                                 Born 1856
4) Johnnie E. Blalock                                           Born 1858
5) Nancy Catherine Blaylock                               Born 1858
6) Malinda Mary Ann Blaylock                           Born 1862
7) William Haston “Uncle Bill” Blaylock            Born 1866
8) James “Jim” Blaylock                                      Born 1868
9) Lela Clementine “ Clem” Blaylock                  Born 1870
10 Daniel Andrew “Andy” Blaylock                   Born 1874

Monday, December 24, 2012

John Green (1813)

John Green is believed to be the  son of John Green and Annie Gideon.  He was born in Jackson County, Georgia in about 1813. John married Winnie Dial on January 16, 1830. Winney was born in 1813 in Georgia. John and Winney had seven children before Winney’s death between 1849 and 1854. I have no record of John or Winney’s burial location.  After Winney’s death John married Lucity Goad. They had also had seven children. Note that John has a LDS File as does Winney.

Below is a list of the children of John Green and his two wives. The first seven children were by Winney Dial. The next seven were from Lucity Goad.

1) William T. Green, B: 1849 in Tennessee           
2) Winny Anna Green, B: 06 May 1832 in Tennessee
3) John Green, B: 1834 in Tennessee
4) Susanna Green, B: 1836 in Tennessee
5) Robert Green, B: 1838 in Tennessee
6) Patrick Terriel Green, B: 23 Feb 1840 in Tennessee
7) Martha J. Green, B: 1843 in Tennessee
8) Winfield Scott Green, B: 1854 in Claiborne County, Tennessee
9) Henry R. Green, B: 1855 in Lawrence County, Tennessee
10) Winnie Green, B: 1858 in Lawrence County, Tennessee
11) John Green, B: 1860 in Lawrence County, Tennessee
12) Luther Green, B: 1862 in Lawrence County, Tennessee
13) Margaret Green, B: 1865 in Lawrence County, Tennessee
14) Mary E. Green, B: 1869 in Lawrence County, Tennessee

Resources Used:
1            Lyn Rose Family Page on Rootsweb (
2.           Lyn Rose E-mail 4/12/2000.
3            1850 Lawrence County, Tennessee Census
4            John Green File LDS AFN:107Z-LP6.
5            Lawrence County Marriage, Lawrence County, Tennessee GenWeb Site.
6            Green Marriage from Lawrence County MarriageBook.
7            Early Middle Tennessee Marriages, Vol 1 Grooms, Byron Sistler.
8            1860 Lawrence County Tennesse Census.
9            John Green LDS AFN:107Z-LP6.
10            E-mail from Laura Brown ( 5/1/00.
11            E-mail from Laura Brown ( 6/14/2000.
12            Early Tennessee Marriages, Vol. 2 Brides, Byron Sistler.
13            1900 Lauderdale County, Alabama Census.
14            Partial Inventory of Granny Richardson Cemtery.
15            Pat McDonald "Decendants of John Killen" Received 4/29/00.
16            "as I have been told" website (
17            Hughes Branch - Laura Brown   
18            Personal Observation of Richardson Chapel by Greg Green 7/2/00.
19            E-mail from Jim Allen Johnson 5/24/00 (
20            Social Security Death Index.
21            Heather Marie Maness Family Home Page.
22.           Winney Dial File LDS AFN: 1Q6C-92

Patrick Terriel Green is my direct ancestor.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

How All Of This Got Started

Jacob Pickle, the eighth child of Robert Pickle married twice in his life. His first wife was Sinthia Irvin, daughter of Thomas Irvin and Sidney Towery.  Jacob and Sinthia were apparently married shortly after his return from Confederate service.  He was a member of Company L of the 24th Mississippi Infantry. Their first child was born in 1865.  On New years Day of 1877 Sinthia gave birth to a baby boy.  Within six days Sinthia was dead. Years went by and Jacob married the daughter of one of his Company L comrades in arms. John Hastens Blaylock’s daughter, Susan Elizabeth ,was 37 years old when she married Jacob.  This couple had one child. Myrtice Lula R. Pickle was definitely a late in life child for Jacob and Susan. Myrtice was my great-grandmother. She is the child in the picture. This picture had to be taken a couple years before Jacobs’s death in 1899. Mammy often told me the only thing she remembered about her dad was sitting on his lap. She was five when he died.

What she did remember about the old folks she shared with me when I started researching. She opened Jacob’s big thick musty smelling family bible to me and unlocked the information that served as a starting point for my Pickle research.