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