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Remembering Lonnie & Belle Burr

A Family History

By Al Burr

 

 

Remembering Lonnie & Belle – A Family History has been in my head and heart for many years. It was committed to print in December, 2006.

 

I would like to thank my brother, Tim Burr who has spent countless hours of research on the family history. Without his contribution, I would not have been able to unravel a lot of the history that is presented here.

 

The old photos and many of the old documents are courtesy of Mary Burr, Tommie Grill Thomason, and Miriam Brake.  I would like to thank them as well.

 

Mary is the wife of James Marion Burr, a son of Lonnie and Belle. Tommie is a daughter of Lillian Estelle Burr Grill Johnston, a daughter of Lonnie and Belle. Miriam is a daughter of John T. Brake, a half-brother of Belle.

 

This book is, of course, dedicated to Lonnie and Belle.

 

 

Alan T. “Al” Burr          

 

 

Lonnie and Belle Burr were my grandparents and lived next door since the day that I was born in 1948. The community where we lived was often referred to as “dog town” by local residents but the official postal designation was Watson, Alabama. I never really understood the origin of “Watson” because the school and church went by the name of Mineral Springs. In the early 1900’s, the area was heavily involved with coal mining.

 

As is the case with many families, a lot of people don’t realize the importance of asking questions and others trust their memories too much and fail to write down what at the time seemed like obvious information known to all. Unfortunately, this is the case with Lonnie Burr and his family. Many missing links could have easily been connected with the help of Lonnie, Belle, my aunt Estelle and others. Without them, the trail of their ancestry is difficult and riddled with questions that would have been so easily explained way back then. Admittedly, I fall into both categories - not having asked enough questions and not having written down enough basic family history. Rather than perpetuate the mistakes of the past, I am now trying to document as much of their past as possible. Without a doubt, some of my information will be erroneous and perhaps other folks will remember some things differently than my accounts, but I have tried my best to distinguish between fact and speculation or conjecture.

 

Although I was only 13 at the time of his death, I remember Lonnie and my grandmother Belle very well. A big built man, Lonnie was basically a no non-sense guy who prized his grandchildren and his mule Rodie. During the summer he spent most of his time raising corn to feed his plow mule. Although he always grew several acres of corn, we were never allowed to eat it because it was reserved for Rodie. On numerous occasions, Belle would dispatch one or two of the grandchildren to a remote part of his cornfield to “steal” corn for her to cook. I was always paranoid about Lonnie catching us in the act but we were usually successful. A few times, I can remember Belle bragging about how good the corn was from “her garden” and asking Lonnie for his concurrence. He always agreed that her fried corn was good. I always wondered why she pushed her luck but I suppose that was just her way of striking back.

 

Some of the local folks often referred to Lonnie as “socker” (behind his back of course!) so I gather that he had a reputation for fighting in his younger days. Lonnie was not a mean person but he always seemed stern.  I remember him as being quiet and not having much of a sense of humor. His typical clothing was a pair of denim overalls and work shoes.

 

Having worked in the coal mines for many years, Lonnie had considerable experience with explosives. Rather than shooting firecrackers on holidays, he would sometimes shoot sticks of dynamite. Lonnie would cut fuses of various lengths, distribute the dynamite in the woods behind his house and light the fuses as he made his return home. The burning times of the fuses were calculated so that the explosive charges ignited in sequence after his return. Participation by the grandchildren was forbidden for obvious reasons.

 

Their house was not small but its furnishings and amenities would be considered modest by today’s standards. There were four finished rooms, one unfinished room that was used for storage, a front porch and a back porch. The house had a metal roof that they periodically had spray painted silver. A huge oak tree in the front yard provided shade in the summer. In the winter, there was always a fire in their fireplace. They never owned an air conditioner and I don’t ever remember them having an automobile in my lifetime.

 

Not many years before their deaths, they bought a black and white television. They were never addicted to watching TV but they liked Bonanza, Gunsmoke and a few other western shows. Belle and I liked to watch wrestling on Saturday nights. I don’t ever remember Lonnie watching it with us, so apparently he went to bed very early.

 

Although Lonnie worked in the coal mines for many years, that was before my time and I only remember him farming and raising a few cows, hogs, and chickens. He also kept three or four hives of bees at the edge of the woods behind his house. In the summer, at a designated date he always collected the honey from the hives. This was referred to as “robbing the bees”. He usually solicited help from some of the grandchildren but my experience with this was for only a few minutes all total. After a few stings, I retreated to the safety of his back porch where Belle removed the stingers and applied some snuff or similar home remedy. I never volunteered again.

 

Lonnie had a barn and several tool sheds behind their house. He had an assortment of plowing/gardening tools, along with hand tools and blacksmith tools. To my knowledge, he never owned a single power tool. We occasionally borrowed a shovel or rake from him. He always loaned them, but he had strict rules about cleaning, safeguarding, and returning them. If a borrowed item was seen left outside at night, he would usually quietly confiscate it in the early morning. Later in the day, he would come to the borrower and say that he needed to get the tool back for a project. When we were unable to produce it, he would get indignant and demand to know what happened to it.

 

What I remember most about Lonnie and Belle was that their house was always the gathering place on Sunday afternoon and was the focal point of the extended family. This was due in part no doubt to Belle’s home grown green beans, fried chicken, coconut pie and ice tea. Besides that though, it was an opportunity for everyone to get together and catch up on the local gossip.

 

My grandmother, Nora Belle Brake Burr was a large, stout woman that I thought the world of. Her hands were as gentle as a feather when holding a little baby but they could also screw the lid on a Mason jar so tight that no man in the family could ever open it again. I always enjoyed helping her make jelly, butcher chickens, milk the cow, churn butter  and an assortment of other things that probably seem boring or menial by a lot of folks today. Back then I thought that I was a lot of help to her. Maybe I was a little help, but looking back I see that she gave me a lot more than I contributed to her. She taught me a lot of practical skills that I still use today.

 

I can still remember her shelling peas on the front porch, making quilts on a quilting frame that hung from hooks on the ceiling of her front room, canning food and tending her garden wearing her bonnet. Her garden was between their house and ours and although it was not really huge, I was always amazed at the variety of things that she grew. I can’t remember them all but I remember tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, squash, okra, beets, corn, popcorn, turnip greens, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, cantaloupes and many varieties of peas and beans, including her prized green beans. Every year she recruited help from the grandchildren to cut poles in the woods to “stick” her beans.

 

She always baked a lot of cakes, pies and other desserts for Christmas. About a month before Christmas she would usually bake a fruitcake and let it age. Every week or so she would unwrap the cheese cloth covering and pour on a little wine or other spirits (whatever the boys would bring) to keep it moist. I don’t remember the entire recipe but it seems like that she used a lot of nuts and candied fruits.

 

Belle once told me an amusing story about her and Lonnie’s early days, before they got married. According to her account, Lonnie had dark brown hair that she was really fond of and apparently considered to be one of his most handsome features. Some days after their wedding, she discovered several empty bottles of brown shoe polish on the back porch. When confronted, Lonnie admitted that he had been putting the polish on his hair. She was furious and I gather from her comments that she caused quite a scene.

 

On the morning in 1959 when she left for the hospital for what I thought was a fairly simple surgical procedure, she asked me to gather her eggs while she was away. I never dreamed that it would be the last time that I would ever see her alive. Her funeral was held at the old Mineral Springs Baptist Church which was just a few houses from where she and Lonnie lived. The Church was packed and I remember it as being a long, emotional service with a lot of gospel singing. Among other songs, I remember “In The Sweet By And By”. She is gone but certainly not forgotten.

 

Some of the information provided herein was from what I term the “Burr Family Bible”. As a bit of explanation, I don’t know who originally owned the family Bible or who wrote the dates or other information in it. Lonnie and Belle had it until their death and it has been through several hands since then. As of this writing, it is in the possession of Pete Burr – the sole survivor of Lonnie’s family. My guess is that it was printed around 1900 because some of the pages for recording marriages, etc. have a preprinted “190_” for the year of the event. This caused a few apparent errors because the person filling it in only filled in the last digit of the year, resulting in a 1913 marriage to be recorded as 1903. Other than a few explainable errors, the information contained in it seems to be mostly accurate. My only reason for scrutinizing it is that the information in it was obviously not recorded as it happened but rather someone “caught it up” after the fact. Nonetheless, I consider it to be the most authoritative source available unless proven otherwise.

Lonnie was born on June 28, 1890 in Cooks Springs - St. Clair County, Alabama. Although his name was spelled as “Lonnie” during the later years, many (perhaps most) early documents spelled his name as “Lonie”. He apparently did not have a middle name.

 

His father was named Henry and various documents such as census records, etc. list him as H.F., Henry F.,  Henry Francis, and F.H. Although it is speculation on my part, Henry was probably named after his grandfather Henry and his uncle Francis.  The Burr family Bible shows that Henry was born on April 20, 1849. His last name is variously listed in different sources as Burr, Burrough, Burroughs, Borrough, Borroughs and Burrows. Illiteracy probably accounts for most of the variations in spelling but is seems clear that Burr was not the original family name. Most likely, it was Burrough. Lonnie’s wife Belle always said that Lonnie’s mother Paralee could not spell the longer Burrough and shortened it to Burr. This seems plausible; however, it always appeared that Paralee was not Belle’s favorite person so her account could have been biased.

 

No known photo of Henry exists today but a picture once hung in Lonnie’s house that some folks remember as being identified as that of Henry. The picture was of a man with a mustache and burning eyes that seemed to follow you when you changed viewing angles of the picture. To present, no one remembers seeing a picture of Paralee.

 

Paralee was Henry’s second wife. The original marriage record book for that era is on file at the St. Clair County courthouse in Ashville, Alabama and it shows that they were married on August 25, 1889 (see Exhibits). The remarks at the bottom of the page indicate that Henry had been married before but Paralee Finley had not. This is an interesting remark because Lonnie had a half-brother named John Bowden. Obviously, the remark was incorrect or John was born out of wedlock. The latter is probably more likely because I remember questioning my grandmother (Belle) about why John had a different last name than Lonnie. Her response was usually something that implied that I was asking too many questions for my age. John’s death certificate lists his mother as Paralee Finley and his father as John Bowden.

 

Lonnie’s only full brother was Zack Burr. Entries in the Burr family Bible show that he was born on October 16, 1892. He was married on September 9, 1914 to Inrous (maiden name unknown).  Only one known documented photo of Zack exists today. Zack died tragically on or about February 29, 1916 in a mining accident. His death certificate shows that he was “Killed by falling rock in mines”.  Zack’s tombstone shows a death date of February 27, 1916 which conflicts with other sources. His death certificate indicates February 29 (11 a.m.) and information in the Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities database also shows February 29. The entry in the Burr family Bible is ambiguous. At first glance, the day looks like 27 but when you look at the 9 in 1916 it is obvious that the author had a peculiar way of making 9’s. One explanation for the discrepancy is that someone misread the family Bible when getting the information for his tombstone. Zack’s death certificate lists his last name as Burr but the information in the Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities database shows Burrow. The mine in which he was killed was listed as “Ewan No. 5”.

 

A handwritten lease from Zack is among the papers stored in the Burr family Bible (see Exhibits). The lease agreement says that Zack will lease 48 acres of land in Leeds, Alabama from Lonnie for the period from November 15, 1913 to November 15, 1921. The word “Republic” was written on the top of the page which I assume means that he (or someone) wrote the document while in Rebublic, Alabama. Whether Zack ever worked the property or what his intention was is a mystery.

 

 Evidence seems to show that Lonnie and Zack were very close. After Zack’s death, some accounts tell that Lonnie brought Zack’s lunch bucket home and hung it up in a back room where it remained untouched for many years. Long before Lonnie died on February 23, 1961, the biscuits from Zack’s last lunch were still in a cabinet at Lonnie’s house. Zack is buried in the old section of Bivens cemetery close to the grave of his infant son who died on September 20, 1915. No one knows what became of his wife Inrous after his death.

 

Henry’s first wife was named Elizabeth and evidence shows that she was  Paralee’s older sister. To date, I have been unable to find out any details of Elizabeth’s death.

 

There is no oral history or family records of Henry’s ancestors so the only clue to his lineage is through census records and public documents which are often sketchy and sometimes contradictory. Family names are often repeated, making it very confusing to trace lineages. During a period of time in my life, there were three living persons named James Burr and two named Lonnie Burr (three including Olen Lonnie Burr). Research also shows that Henry and John were repeated several times.

 

The census records are the most prolific source of data but a lot of the working class folks were unable to read and write and relied on the census taker to decide the spelling of names and to compute ages from birthdates, etc. It is not at all unusual to find different spellings and different ages for the same person.

 

When working with census data, it is also important to note that the boundaries of the various counties in Alabama have been changed over the years. In some cases, parts of different counties were used to form new counties. For this reason, the fact some someone was listed in one county in one census and another county in another census does not necessarily mean that the person moved.

 

Based on census records, it appears that Henry’s parents were John Burrough and Martha Posey. John’s father was also named Henry and was born in North Carolina in 1783. Henry (John’s father) was married to Winney Posey.

 

In the 1850 census (November 14, 1850 – Hatchett Creek District, Coosa County, Alabama) Henry and Winney (ages 67 and 50 respectively) lived alone.Their next door neighbors were James and Mariah Finley and family.  (Paralee’s death certificate shows her parents as James Finley and Mariah Bates). Of particular interest is the fact that the Finleys had a daughter named Elizabeth.

 Coleman A. Burrough  (his name also appears in later census reports as Thomas Coleman A. or T.C.) , his wife Mary  and their children lived nearby. Note on the census excerpt  that Coleman and Mary’s names were spelled “Burrough” and their children‘s names were spelled “Borough”. This underscores the fact that the exact spelling of a person’s name was often due to the whim of the person who completed the census forms. Coleman was apparently a son of Henry and Winney.

 

Francis M. Borough and wife Nancy (ages 21 and 23 respectively) and their infant son John (John Lane, according to other research) also lived nearby. Francis M. appeared to be another son of Henry and Winney.

 

 A photo of John Lane Burrough (son of Francis M. and Nancy) still exists. I was able to get a copy of it courtesy of Dolores Davis – one of his descendants who lives in Maryland. Dolores is an avid genealogist and family historian who provided a lot of helpful information. The photo of John Lane Burrough is in the Exhibits.

 

 

Last but not least, the census shows John and Martha living nearby with daughter Mary and son Francis (believed to be Francis Henry, also known as  Henry Francis – Lonnie’s father). His age is listed as one year, which matches the other sources that show him to be born in 1849.

The 1860 census (July 5, 1860 – Mt. Olive post office, Coosa County , Alabama) shows John and Martha Burrough (ages 36 and 35 respectively) living with 6 children – Mary E.,F.H., Enoch, Loney A., Monroe, and Altemi. Of these, F.H. (male, age 10) is of the most interest because he appears to be Henry (Francis Henry also known as Henry Francis).

 

Also listed in the 1860 Coosa County census are Henry and Winney Burrough (ages 78 and 55 ? respectively) Living with them are the Finleys – Mariah (age 35), Jane (age 17), Elizabeth (age 13), Zachariah (age 12), Luvana (age 8), Paralee (age 6), and George (age 3). It is important to keep in mind that this Henry is not Lonnie’s father but rather his great grandfather. The fact that the Finley’s are living with Henry and Winney is probably not just coincidence. The most likely explanation is that Mariah or her previous husband James Finley is somehow related to either Henry or Winnie.

 

The census also shows that T.C. (Thomas Coleman) and (Mary) Matilda Burrough (ages 33 and 32 respectively) and their children lived next door to Henry and Winney. This adds more credibility to the belief that T.C.was a son of Henry and Winney.

 

The 1870 census (August 4, 1870 – Rockford Beat, Coosa County, Alabama) shows Henry Burrow and wife Elizabeth, both age 21. Two males, (J.H., age 6 months and Monroe, age 12)) and a female (Altemi, age 10) lived with them. Curiously, another female (age 23) named Matilda Dennis also lived with them. (Note: Monroe is listed on the next census page from the others so he does not show on the census excerpt on the next page. The house number for him is the same as for Henry and the others, so he definitively lived with them).

 

 Unfortunately, the census in 1870 did not show family relationships. J.H. was identified in the 1880 census as a son but the evidence seems to indicate that Altemi was Henry’s sister and that Monroe was his brother. Altemi and Monroe were listed in the 1860 census in the household of John and Martha. It could very well be just coincidence, but Matilda Dennis was the correct age to have been John and Martha’s daughter, Mary. I am only speculating, but she could have married, lost her husband, and then moved in with her brother Henry and his family. Obviously, Mary and Matilda are different names but in looking through many census reports of the era, it was very common for women to be named Mary Matilda. Frequently, one census would list “Mary” and the next census would list “Matilda”.  Again, I am only speculating, but it would also seem logical that Matilda Dennis was related to Henry and Elizabeth’s neighbors, Posey and Mariah Dennis.

 

John Burrough does not appear in the 1870 census. Other researchers indicate that he died in late 1862. This sheds some light on why Altemi, Monroe, and possibly Mary (Matilda) lived with their brother Henry in 1870. According to information from the Alabama Department of Archives and History, there was a Confederate soldier named John Burrough who served in 1862. His age in 1862 was shown to be 39, which matches the John Burrough who was Henry’s father. The enlistment information indicates that he enlisted in Coosa County, Alabama. The last census that Henry’s father appeared in was the 1860 Coosa County census. It could all be coincidence, but probably not.

 

Just a few houses away from Henry and Elizabeth, the 1870 census shows the household of Posey  and Mariah  Dennis (ages 66 and 49 respectively). Living with them was a female named Paralee (age 15) and a male named G.Y (possibly G.F.) age 12. Although it is not possible to prove with 100 percent certainty, the evidence is very strong of several very important details.  (1) Mariah had previously been married to James Finley. (2) The Paralee living with Mariah and Posey was Paralee Finley, a sister to Elizabeth – Henry’s current wife. (3) Paralee was the same Paralee that Henry later married in 1889.

 

Henry and Elizabeth’s next door neighbor in 1870 was a family headed by Lucinda Bates, age 39. Apparently, she did not have a living husband. Five children (one female, four males) lived with her. This is interesting because Paralee’s mother’s maiden name was Bates. It could be coincidence but it is probably not. Several other Bates families also lived in the nearby area.

 

Next door to Lucinda was Peter Dennis and family (wife and seven children). Also living with them was Emily Posey, age 8. Again, this could just be coincidence but it looks like there is some connection between the Posey and Dennis families. Posey Dennis could have been related to the Posey family on his mother’s side which could account for his first name to be Posey. Henry’s mother’s (and grandmother’s) maiden name was Posey. Admittedly, all of this information is very confusing and hard to sort out.

 The 1880 Shelby County, Alabama census taken on June 25, 1880 shows H.F. Burrough , age 31 and wife Eliza, age 32. Also listed are J.H. (son, age 12) ,John (son, age 10), Lou (daughter, age 7), and  Idolphus (son, age 3).


The same census shows other Burroughs living within 10 houses from Henry. There was T.C. (Thomas Coleman) ,age 57 and his wife M.M.(Mary Matilda), age 55. According to the census, they had ten children – M.C. ( daughter, age 37), E.A.(daughter, age 35), A.E.(daughter, age 33), M.J.(daughter, age 31), G.W.(son, 28), Susanna (daughter, age 26), Jno.(son, age 22), M.A.(daughter, age 20), Charlie (son, age 18), and Josaphine (daughter, age 16). (Apparently the census taker was lazy and used initials rather than full names) Also listed were boarders Wallace Scott and Allen Alfred, both age 18.

 

 A photo of Lonnie’s half-sister Louisa (known as Lou) still exists and judging from her age the photo was apparently taken not many years before her death in 1957. (Photo appears in the Exhibits). Louisa was born on April 13, 1874, later married a Bagley  (I don’t know his first name) and had two sons, Frank and Jim. She died on February 6, 1957 and is buried in Mt. Hebron cemetery in the Cahaba Valley area near Lake Purdy. According to her death certificate, she died of chronic cardiac renal disease. Her son Frank (December 10, 1901 – February 25, 1988) is buried next to her. Frank’s wife Ethel E. (August 12, 1910 – November 27, 2001) is buried next to him. (Frank & Ethel’s picture appears in the Exhibits)

 

Although the census records of the time indicate other siblings, there is no oral history of anyone else other than a half-brother named Adolphus who Lonnie always referred to as “Dolph”. The 1910 census shows Dolph (Dolphus according to the census report) living in Cooks Springs Precinct in St. Clair County, Alabama with his wife Mary and children. Listed as children are sons Henry, Coley and Joe along with daughter Myrtle. Dolph and Mary are listed as being age 27 and having been married for 13 years. The children’s ages are 11, 5, 3 and 2 respectively. According to the census, 5 children were born but only 4 were alive at the time of the census. The Burr family Bible shows that Dolph (Adolphes in the Bible entry) was born on July 3, 1877.

 

I remember a relative named Henry who visited Lonnie occasionally. All that I can remember about him was that he lived on “Sand Mountain”.  Back then, I thought that he was a half-brother but in hindsight he was not old enough. More than likely, he was Dolph’s son, Henry.

 

To date, I have not been able to find out much about Dolph. In December, 2006 I talked to Pat Burr Fields, one of Dolph’s granddaughters. Her father was Willie Burr. According to Pat, Adolphus is the correct name. He is buried in Good Hope cemetery in Sayre, Alabama and apparently died of “old age”. Pat confirmed that her uncle Henry lived on “Sand Mountain” but she did not know the exact location.

 

Another son of Adolphus was Lonnie B. Burr (a nephew of my grandfather, Lonnie). As I remember, he lived in or about Brookside, Alabama. Growing up, we never had much, if any, contact with him. He served in the army and a newspaper clipping showing him in uniform (see Exhibits) has been passed down through the years.

 

Numerous descendants of Dolph still reside in or near Jefferson County, Alabama. Curiously, Dolph’s descendants also go by the name Burr rather than Burrough. This seems to be a little at odds with the notion that Paralee was the instigator of the name shortening.

 

The exact location of Henry’s home site is unknown. A tax document to Henry F. Burrough from the St. Clair County, Alabama tax assessor dated January 19, 1893 has a legal description of Section 55, Township 16, Range 2 – 40 acres (see Exhibits). It also shows the taxable personal property owned by Henry F. Burrough. Listed are one horse, three cattle and one item in the category “Dirks, Bowie Knives and Pistols, Sword Canes and Guns”.  This document was passed down to Lonnie and at the time of this writing it was in the possession of Mary Burr, the wife of James Marion Burr. James was the oldest son of Lonnie and Belle.

 

No one remembers anything about the details of Henry’s death, but research I did at the St. Clair county courthouse revealed an entry for Henry Burough in the death journal. Although it is possible that it is a different Henry Burough, the facts strongly suggest that it is Lonnie’s father. The journal lists his occupation as “railroad hand” and oral history includes some accounts of him working for the railroad. I remember stories of him being a blacksmith for the railroad but I never knew whether they were true or just sounded better than what he really did for a living. Lonnie had quite a few blacksmith tools such as a forge, anvil, hammers, etc., and was a pretty good blacksmith. It is possible that some of the tools were passed down from his father. If so, it would add credibility to the stories of his father being a blacksmith for the railroad. Of course, there are many other possible explanations for Lonnie having the blacksmith tools.

 

Lonnie is pictured in front of a train in an early photo which appears in the Exhibits. According to Mary Burr, the person at Lonnie’s right  is John Bowden, Lonnie’s half-brother. To date, I have not been able to identify the other people. In my opinion, the middle person in the back row bears some resemblance to Zack Burr, Lonnie’s brother. However, only one photo still remains of Zack and it is difficult to say, based on the one photo whether it is him. Zack was about two years younger than Lonnie.

 

Assuming that the information in the death journal referred to the correct Henry, Lonnie was very young when his father died. The journal shows that Henry died of pneumonia on March 21, 1894 at age 47. C.J. Hamilton was the attending doctor who verified his death.

 

Henry’s place of death (and burial) is simply listed as Beat 15. Numerous attempts have been made by several family members, including myself, to find the final resting place of Henry. So far, none have been successful. Several cemeteries in the area have a lot of graves that match the time period but none are marked with Henry’s name. Quite a few of the markers in each cemetery are illegible due to the ravages of time and some were marked without names. It is possible that he could be buried in one of those graves and it is also possible that he was buried on his home property rather than in a cemetery.

 

At some point after Henry’s death, Paralee moved with her children to Leeds, Alabama. The 1900 census (June 2)  shows Paralee living in “Leeds Village” with sons John, Lonnie and Zack and daughter Ular. (The Burr family Bible has an entry for Eular Lee Burrough). Paralee’s age is listed as 43 and her birthplace was listed as Arkansas. There is a conflict with her age and birth date because according to the census she was born in January, 1867. Assuming that one of the two was correct, she was either 33 or was born in 1857. As mentioned before, this happened frequently in census reports. Interestingly, the Burr family Bible shows her birthday to be January 13, 1856. The census also indicates that she could not read or write and was renting.

 

John (John Bowden apparently, but a last name different to hers was not indicated) was listed as being born in Alabama in September 1882 and was 17 years old at the time of the census - June 2, 1900. (See Exhibits for photo.) His mother’s birthplace was listed as Arkansas. The age and birth date on the census conflict with information supplied by John on his draft registration. He registered on September 12, 1918 in Brookside, Alabama. His birth date was listed as September 1, 1873 and his age was listed as 45.  To add to the confusion, the Burr family Bible shows that he was born on September 1, 1878 in several places but shows it as September 1, 1879 in another place. His death certificate shows his birth date as September 1 but omits the year and shows his age to be 74 when he died on November 14, 1953. My conclusion is that they did not really know his true birth year. According to the draft registration form, he was employed as a coal miner at the Five Mile Coal Company in Coalburg, Alabama and lived in Republic, Alabama with his wife Ollie. His full name was John Lewis Bowden.

 

 Lonnie was listed as being born in June 1890 and was 9 years old. His mother’s birthplace was listed as Arkansas.

 

Zack was listed as being born in October 1892 and was 7 years old. His mother’s birthplace was also listed as Arkansas.

 

Eular was listed as being born in June 1883 and was 16 years old. According to the Burr family Bible she was born on June 17, 1880. Her mother’s birthplace was listed as Alabama which means that she was not Paralee’s biological daughter.

 

The census report of 1900 shows them living in close proximity to Dolph who was the 43rd family listed on the census. Paralee was listed as the 19th family. (The census was listed in the order that the taker visited the houses rather than alphabetical order).

 

Documents from the tax assessor’s office in 1912 show Lonnie’s address as precinct 12, Leeds, Alabama. The number of acres is not listed but it appeared to be a sizable piece of property since the legal description spanned two pages.

 


Lonnie and Nora Belle Brake were married on August 31, 1913 in Brookside, Alabama  according to an entry in the Burr family Bible. Belle’s wedding dress was kept in excellent condition and at the time of this writing it was in the possession of Tommie Grill Thomason – one of Belle’s granddaughters. Lonnie and Belle had 6 children throughout the course of their long marriage: three daughters – Lillian Estelle, Cora Mae and Marjorie “Margie”along with three sons – James Marion , fraternal twins Olen Lonnie “Paul” and Rolen Henry “Pete”. As of the time of this writing (December, 2006), Pete is the sole survivor.( Pictured L to R top – Margie, Cora, Estelle, Belle, Lonnie; L to R bottom – Pete, James, Paul)

 

Documents from the tax assessor’s office in 1917 show Lonnie’s address as Rebublic, Alabama. A legal description is given of the property but the number of acres is not listed.

 

Lonnie registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 in Brookside, Alabama. He listed his birth date as June 20, 1890 in Cooks Springs, Alabama (see Exhibits). His occupation was shown as a coal miner at the Walmore mine. Under a section that asks about dependents, Lonnie listed “wife, 2 children & mother”. The description of Lonnie on page 2 of the form describes him as tall and stout with gray eyes and sandy hair.

 

A photo of Lonnie in the Exhibits shows that he was indeed a tall, stout man. There is no documentation of where the photo was taken.  Lonnie’s age would have been almost 27 when he registered for the draft. Judging from how old he looks in the photo, it is possible that the location could be the Walmore mine mentioned in the draft registration.

                                                               

A receipt for dues from the United Mine workers of America, local 2773 dated February 15, 1918 shows that John Bowden also worked at the Walmore mine. His address is listed as Republic, Alabama.

 

In 1920, the census lists Louisa Bagley, age 60 as being widowed and having sons Frank and Jim ages 17 and 15 respectively. (Precinct 12 , Jefferson County, Alabama). The census also shows John and Ollie Bowden living next door to Lonnie, Belle and daughters Estelle and Cora Mae.(Precinct 12, Jefferson County, Alabama)

 

A family document shows that Lonnie got a loan from a Leeds bank in December, 1920 and pledged a cow as collateral. A dues receipt from the “Improved Order of Red Men” is dated January, 1921 and shows Watson, Alabama. It is unclear when Lonnie moved from Leeds to Watson.

 

Lonnie’s mother, Paralee apparently lived with him and Belle for quite a while. I had always thought that she lived with them until her death but her death certificate shows otherwise. According to it, she was living at Irondale, Rt. #1 at the time of her death. This is the same address that appears on an old letter from John Bowden to Lonnie so apparently she was living with the Bowdens when she died. The informant listed was J.L. Bowden. Her cause of death was shown as “carcinoma of liver”  She was buried in the old section of Bivens cemetery on April 3, 1927 close to her son Zack. The undertaker is listed on the death certificate as “Friends”. Her tombstone shows her death date as April 2, 1924 which contradicts her death certificate and an entry in the Burr family Bible which shows April 2, 1927. I don’t know when her tombstone was purchased but it does not appear to match those of the time period when she died. My guess is that it was purchased many years after her death which may have contributed to the discrepancy.

 

Paralee’s death certificate shows her birthplace to be in Arkansas. Her father was listed as James Finley (born in Alabama) and her mother was listed as Mariah Bates ( birthplace unknown). Her mother’s maiden name undermines some accounts that I have read from other genealogical researchers and tends to cloud the theory that Elizabeth and Paralee were cousins of Henry via his father’s side. Some researchers have theorized that Paralee’s mother, Mariah, was originally a Burrough before marrying James Finley.

 

The 1930 census shows Lonnie, Belle and children living in Mineral Springs Village – Precinct 50, Watson Post Office in Jefferson County, Alabama. Their neighbors were James T. and Clara Skelton and Dewey and Nellie Brake. Dewey was one of Belle’s brothers. A notation on the margin of the census form calls the particular area where they lived “Dog town”.

 

Belle’s family had deep roots in the Jefferson County area. Her father was James Marion Brake and her mother was Dora Eastis (often spelled Estes). My father, James Marion Burr was apparently named after Belle’s father. Most of her brothers and sisters lived their entire lives in the nearby communities. Just down the road from Lonnie and Belle’s house, the area was always called “Brake Town” because of the concentration of Brakes and their heritage there. Even the 1930 census labels the area as Brake Town.

 

Researchers have traced James Marion Brake’s roots back to Bennett Brake who was born on April 5, 1792 in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Bennett married Mildred Speer in Cumberland County, Kentucky in August of 1818. Mildred was the daughter of William Speer and Mildred Estep. Bennett and his wife Mildred are buried in Bivens cemetery. William Speer and his wife Mildred are also buried there. For an extensive history of William Speer, read William Speer – An Old Soldier of the American Revolution by Al Burr.

 

The 1820 census for Cumberland County, Kentucky lists Bennett Brake. Unfortunately, the census reports for the early 1800’s only listed the head of household and the number of other family members by age groups ( 0-5, 6-10, etc.) It is clear though, that they had several children in 1820.

In 1830, the census shows that Bennett had moved to Jefferson County, Alabama. One of his neighbors was Robert Bivens. Again, several children, both male and female are indicated.

 

 

The 1840 census for Jefferson County, Alabama lists Bennett and his family. Just like the previous census reports, the other household members are not enumerated by name. Bennett’s next door neighbor was William Speer.

 

In 1850, the census (top of next page) shows that Bennett lived in the Powel’s Beat district of Jefferson County, Alabama with his wife Milly (Mildred) and a female, age 11, named Martha C., apparently a daughter. Nancy Edgeworth, Lewis Edgeworth, James Campbell, and Jasper Campbell also lived with them. I don’t know the relationship, if any, of the Edgeworths and Campbells. Their next door neighbor was Jacob Brake, age 22. Jacob has been identified by other researchers as a son of Bennett and Mildred.

Bennett listed his birthplace as  South Carolina (SC) and Milly’s as Kentucky (KY). Jacob also listed his birthplace as Kentucky.

 

In addition to Jacob, Bennett and Mildred had many other children. One of their sons, William Bennett Brake, married Elizabeth Fields and they had several children. Their first child was named James Marion.

The 1850 census for the Five Mile Beat District in Jefferson County lists James M. (age 2) living with William and Elizabeth. Also listed is Bennett, age 1. Their next door neighbor was William Speer.

 

In 1860, the census for the Bivens Precinct  shows James M. (age 12) living with Elizabeth Brake. No husband is listed. Sons Bennett M., Samuel C., and John W. also lived with Elizabeth. Their neighbor was Robert Bivens.

 

The 1880 census shows James Brake (age 32) living with his wife, Ellen (Margaret Ellen Wheeler), age 30. Also listed are Nancy E. (daughter, age 9), William J. (son, age 7), Sarah J. (daughter, age 6), Samuel J. (son, age 4), John T. Morgan (son, age 2) and Albert (son, age 6 months). The only known photo of James Marion is included in the Exhibits. Miriam Brake was kind enough to allow me to copy it. She also has a painting of Margaret Ellen Wheeler that I photographed. It also appears in the Exhibits. Miriam is the youngest daughter of John T. Brake. James Marion Brake and Margaret Ellen Wheeler were John’s parents. 

I found the name of  “John T. Morgan Brake” ( Miriam’s father) to be interesting. There was a Confederate army officer named John T. Morgan. This could just be coincidence but the name choice is certainly curious.  Of course, there are many, many other possibilities as well. I asked Miriam about the Morgan name but she did not know its history. According to her, John said that he dropped the name early in life. A photo of John T. and his wife, Nova Hodges appears in the Exhibits.

 

Growing up, I knew that Belle had a brother who lived in Brake Town that we all knew as “uncle T.” He was John T., which means that he was really a half-brother. He was apparently a deacon or church elder at Mineral Springs Baptist Church because I remember that he always sat in a special chair on the left of the church rather than with the rest of the congregation. (Or perhaps it was just a comfortable chair!)

 

 

In 1900, the Jefferson County Census  lists James M. Brake (age 52) and wife Dora (age 37- obviously his second wife). The month and year for each person refers to when they were born. Also of interest is the number “16” that is shown at the right for James and Dora. That column on the census form indicated the number of years that each had been married. Based on that information, James and Dora were married around 1884. Listed as children are Robert M. (son, age 12), Nora B. (daughter, age 9), Gurley (son, age 6), Pauline (daughter, age 4), and Dewey H. (son, age 1).    (Note: Nora B. is Nora Belle – later to marry Lonnie Burr). An additional son and daughter, Alfred and Lillie, were born later in 1902 and 1905 respectively.


Stories that I have heard of Belle’s mother always called her by the name of Dora. Her tombstone also shows her name to be Dora. Many reports by genealogical researchers show her maiden name to be Estes. The evidence is strong; however, that her original name (first and last) was shortened somewhere down the line.

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In 1870, a family named “Eastis” lived next door to James Marion.  The census appears at first glance to show James J. Brake but if you look closely, the census taker apparently tried to change the J. to something else. The identity of his wife and child are abbreviated as M.E. and N.E. His wife was named Margaret Ellen and his first daughter was named Nancy Elizabeth. The ages listed in the 1870 census match those of Nancy and Elizabeth.

 

Willis Eastis was the head of household of the family next door. Among his children was a daughter named Bandora, age 5. I discussed Dora’s history with Dora “Shorty” Cupps Pinyan, one of Dora’s granddaughters. (Shorty is a daughter of Pauline Brake Cupps, one of Belle’s sisters and was named after her grandmother).  According to Shorty, Dora was originally named Bandora. Apparently, the name was shortened to Dora. (See Exhibits for a photo of Dora.)

 

The 1880 census showed the Willis Eastis family still living in the same community as James Marion. Curiously, no one named Bandora was listed in the household. There was; however, a daughter whose name looked like Carmelia D. (or perhaps Cormelia ).  It is my guess that the person listed is Dora. The fact that Dora’s age was within one year of that shown for Cormelia (or whatever the name was) tends to reinforce her identity.  If all of this is correct (and it seems to be) then Dora’s original name was ???  Bandora Eastis. One of Dora’s sons, Willis Alfred Brake, was apparently named after Dora’s father. Note from the census that Dora also had a brother named Willis.


Family members that are interested in the Eastis lineage have done a considerable amount of genealogical research. Willis had three wives, so there is a tremendous amount of information to sort through. According to their research, one of the marriages was to Martha Hodges – Dora’s mother.  Some researchers show that Martha’s parents were Leroy Hodges and Permelia (maiden name unknown). According to Shorty Pinyan, Willis and Martha are buried in the Hodges family cemetery.  Numerous sources list the cemetery as being in Republic but it is actually in Watson / Mineral Springs on the road to Republic.

 

Growing up, the local folks (including Lonnie and Belle) always referred to the cemetery as “Sullivan’s graveyard”. I remember going with Lonnie and Belle to the cemetery numerous times to clean some of the graves and place flowers. Although I am sure that Belle told me who was buried there, I apparently did not grasp the relationship. Only recently did I come to realize that a set of my great great grandparents are buried there.

 

My mother and I visited the cemetery in December, 2006. Sadly, the area is not the serene wooded area that I remembered from fifty years ago. Strip mining has taken place within a few dozen yards of the cemetery and vandalism and neglect have taken their toll on many tombstones. Martha’s grave is marked and so is that of her son Willis (See Exhibits). Unfortunately, the marker next to hers, most likely that of her husband Willis, has been removed except for the base. The remaining part matches that of Martha’s marker, so I am pretty sure that it was that of her husband Willis.

 

Dora’s husband, James Marion, died on January 23, 1912 and was buried in Bivens cemetery near many of the other members of the Brake family.  As the 1920 census excerpt shows, Dora was a widow in 1920 and lived with her son Gurley. Although the census lists Gurley as the head of household, it is also possible that he and the other listed siblings really lived with her.


According to her tombstone, Dora died on September 1, 1922. A few sources show her birth year as 1864 rather than the 1865 shown on her tombstone (See Exhibits). I don’t know which is correct. Her tombstone does not match those of the period of her death, so apparently it was placed many years after her death.

 

Some of Belle’s brothers and sisters are shown in a photo in the Exhibits. The names that they went by are Gurley, Dewey, Alfred Brake, Belle Brake Burr and Pauline Brake Cupps. Their full names are James Gurley, Dewey Hobson, Willis Alfred, Nora Belle and Mary Pauline.

 

In addition to the brothers and sisters listed in the 1900 census, Belle had a sister named Lillie Brake Gooch who lived across the paved road from our house in the early 1950’s. Their house was made of logs and looking back it appears that it was probably located on property that Lonnie leased for farming. I never heard the history of the house. After Lillie, her husband Ed and children moved out, the house stood vacant. Eventually, Lonnie hitched his mule Rodie to some of the corner logs and pulled it down. Lillie is pictured in a photo in the Exhibits along with Ethel Brake. Ethel was also a daughter of John T. Brake.

 

Belle also had numerous half-brothers and half-sisters from her father’s previous marriage. It always seemed like I was related to just about everyone in the community. Regardless of who I inquired about, Belle would almost always tell me that we were related and proceed to explain how. As I mentioned earlier, I wish that I had asked more questions and had committed the answers to writing.

 

Like Lonnie’s family, Belle’s brothers were no stranger to the coal mines. According to draft registration forms, Dewey Hobson Brake’s occupation was “Digging coal” at the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company in Mineral Springs. James Gurley Brake listed his occupation as “Coal Miner” at the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company in “Eldorado”, Alabama. (I don’t know the origin of “Eldorado” but it refers to an area about a mile or two up the road from Mineral Springs toward Fieldstown ). John T. Brake listed his occupation as “Coal miner” at the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company in Watson, Alabama (Mineral Springs). A cousin, John Earnest Brake also listed his occupation as “Coal miner” at the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company.

 

Recently, when I met with Miriam to copy some of her photos, she told me that Dewey Hobson “Boots” Brake was once a major league baseball pitcher. According to Miriam, Dewey “through out his arm” pretty early in his career and had to quit baseball. After hearing this story, I remembered seeing a letter that was kept in the Burr family Bible that never made a lot of sense to me. I read the letter again and it was from Dewey, and I assume that it was sent to Belle. Among other things, he said that “we play the Boston Red Sox on April 3rd. I guess that I will get my block knocked off that day”. (See Exhibits for a photo of Dewey)

      

Belle’s older brother, Robert Marion Brake listed his occupation as “Butcher” and his draft registration form (June 5, 1917) indicated that he was self-employed in Mineral Springs. His death certificate shows his occupation as “Merchant”. He died at 8 p.m. on April 17, 1935 of a cerebral hemorrhage, according to the death certificate. The undertaker was listed as “Bells Blossburg”. Birthplace, place of residence, and place of death were all listed as Watson, Alabama. I have been unable to locate a photo of Robert.

 

The 1950’s were trying times for Lonnie. In addition to his own failing health, he lost his half-sister Lou, his half-brother John Bowden, John’s wife Ollie, a son Olen Lonnie “Paul”, and his wife Belle.

 

According to his death certificate, John Bowden died on November 14, 1953. The cause of death was listed as “senile heart disease”. His burial location was shown as Mt. Hebron Cemetery, the same location where Louisa “Lou” is buried.

 

After his death, his wife Ollie Parker Bowden lived in a small house between Lonnie and us (the James Burr family). The house was built by various family members, including my father. My recollection is that Ollie did not live there very long. Her death certificate indicates that she died at the Jefferson County Home on January 13, 1955. The cause of death was influenza with contributing factors of cardiovascular disease and senility. She was buried in Mt. Hebron cemetery on January 15, 1955. According to her death certificate, her father was John Parker and her mother was Ella Rampey. Ollie’s birthplace was listed as Tupelo, Mississippi – April 26, 1885.

 

Lou died on February 6, 1957. I don’t remember any of the details of her death but I do remember visiting the Bagley’s in Cahaba Valley. I returned to the area in 2005 and was surprised to find that it still looked pretty much as I had remembered it. The Mt. Hebron church and cemetery are very close to where the Bagley’s lived. (See Exhibits for a photo of Louisa’s grave marker.)

 

Some descendants of Lou still live in the Jefferson County, Alabama area but it has been many years since I have seen any of them. My recollection is that they owned Bagley Florist in Fairfield.

 

Paul’s life was cut short on October 16, 1957 in an explosion at the Dupont Explosives plant where he was employed. Without a doubt, I witnessed more grief and emotion from Lonnie and Belle on that day than on any other day of my life. Lonnie and Belle lived a few miles from the plant and Paul came to visit during lunch that day. Not long after he left, they heard and felt an explosion that rocked the area for many miles. They immediately knew the source of the explosion, having lived there for years. There was probably a short time that they tried to convince themselves that Paul had not had sufficient time to get back to the plant. Later, their hopes would be dashed and their lives changed forever. Paul is buried in Bivens cemetery just up the hill from Lonnie and Belle. He left behind a wife, Melba McConnell Burr and a son, Darryl.

 

Belle died on June 2, 1959 at Carraway Methodist Hospital during surgery to repair complications from an emergency appendectomy that occurred about a month earlier. Lonnie was in the hospital at the same time for what I remember to be cardio/pulmonary problems. The doctors felt that he could not handle the shock of Belle’s death until he improved so he was not told until several days later and did not get to attend Belle’s funeral.

 

Lonnie held on for a few more years and died on February 23, 1961 at the home of his daughter, Estelle. His is buried in Bivens cemetery next to his wife Belle.

 

After Lonnie’s death, his house was eventually sold. I regret that we did not keep more of his belongings. At the time, things like his blacksmith tools seemed like worthless junk but they would sure mean a lot to some of us today. Some years later, the house was destroyed by fire. It lives on in a few photographs and in the memories of a shrinking number of lucky people like me.

 

Many of Lonnie and Belle’s descendants still live in or near Jefferson County, Alabama. They are far too numerous to list. Both Lonnie and Belle lived long enough to see the birth of 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 

Descendants of Enoch Burrough (one of Lonnie’s uncles) live in Limestone County, Alabama. I talked to a few of them in 2005 but they were not able to provide much information about the family history. They were able to give me directions to Wesley Chapel Cemetery where one of Enoch’s son’s is buried. Of course, they still go by “Burrough”.

 

I have provided a summary of the Burr/Burrough family lineage in the following pages. Some of the data is based on the information that I gleaned from the Burr family bible, census records and death records. However, much of the information is from research done by my brother, Tim. Dolores Davis also provided information for which I am grateful.

 

To repeat my earlier caveat, the information provided in the summary is to some extent subjective and contains some data that may be contradictory in some cases. For example, if a person is listed as being 10 years old in the 1870 census, then you logically expect that same person to be 20 years old in the 1880 census. Unfortunately, this often was not the case due to reasons stated earlier. Consequently, the birth year for a particular person depends on the particular census that was used for the computation.

 

 Having said all of this, I believe that it is probably about as accurate and definitive as the available information will allow. The summary report was generated from data entered into “ Family Tree Maker” software and is a little difficult to understand at first. With a little effort, though you should be able to figure out its conventions. There are two separate summaries, one titled “Descendants of Henry Burrough” and another titled “Descendants of James Finley”. The latter summary was necessary in order to show the information for John Bowden, since John was not a blood relative of Henry.

 

I have also provided some summary information on the Brake lineage. The Brake genealogy is not as elusive and convoluted as the Burr/Burrough family tree and many families have already researched and documented a great deal of information on the Brakes. The summary information provided is based mostly on their work. I take no credit for their work or blame for their mistakes!

 

There are two separate summaries for the Brakes. One is titled “Lineage of Nora Belle Brake” and shows just enough relevant information to trace Belle’s parents, grandparents, etc. The entire family tree is so involved that it takes some effort to find Belle’s direct ancestors, so that is why I have presented a partial version.

 

The other summary report for the Brakes is titled “Descendants of Bennett Brake” and is a comprehensive family tree of the entire Brake family and their relatives. I downloaded the information from the internet to produce the report. Admittedly, it is complex and difficult to follow if you are not accustomed to genealogical reports. However, there is an enormous amount of valuable data if you take the time to digest it.  Many thanks to those who graciously shared this information.

 

Although the “Descendants of Bennett Brake” is lengthy, it is incomplete in some cases. Most researchers (including myself) focus primarily on the branches of the family tree of most interest to them. The fact that children are not listed for some family tree branches does not necessarily mean that no children were born. It may simply mean that someone did not research those families.


 

Descendants of Henry Burrough

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  HENRY1 BURROUGH was born 1783 in North Carolina.  He married WINNEY POSEY.  She was born 1800 in South Carolina.

    

Children of HENRY BURROUGH and WINNEY POSEY are:

2.       i.  JOHN L.2 BURROUGH, b. 1823, Alabama; d. 06 Nov 1862, Alabama.

3.      ii.  THOMAS COLEMAN A. BURROUGH, b. 1827, Alabama.

4.     iii.  FRANCIS MARION BURROUGH, b. 1829, Coosa County, Alabama.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN L.2 BURROUGH (HENRY1) was born 1823 in Alabama, and died 06 Nov 1862 in Alabama.  He married MARTHA POSEY 15 Jul 1846.  She was born 1824 in Alabama.

 

More About JOHN BURROUGH and MARTHA POSEY:

Marriage: 15 Jul 1846

    

Children of JOHN BURROUGH and MARTHA POSEY are:

           i.  MARY E.3 BURROUGH, b. 1847, Alabama.

5.      ii.  ENOCH BURROUGH, b. May 1848, Alabama.

6.     iii.  HENRY FRANCIS BURROUGH, b. 20 Apr 1849, Alabama; d. 21 Mar 1894, St Clair County, Alabama.

         iv.  LONEY A. BURROUGH, b. 1853, Alabama. (Female)

          v.  MONROE BURROUGH, b. 1855, Alabama.

         vi.  ALTEMI BURROUGH, b. 1860, Alabama.

 

 

3.  THOMAS COLEMAN A.2 BURROUGH (HENRY1) was born 1827 in Alabama.  He married MARY MATILDA MCSWAIN.  She was born in Georgia.

    

Children of THOMAS BURROUGH and MARY MCSWAIN are:

           i.  MENURVA3 BURROUGH, b. 1847, Alabama.

         ii.  ELVA BURROUGH, b. 1849, Alabama.

        iii.  MARY J. BURROUGH, b. 1851, Alabama.

         iv.  AMANDA E. BURROUGH, b. 1853, Alabama.

          v.  SUSANNAH BURROUGH, b. 1855, Alabama.

         vi.  GEORGE W. BURROUGH, b. 1860, Alabama.

       vii.  JNO. BURROUGH, b. 1858, Alabama.

      viii.  M.A. BURROUGH, b. 1860, Alabama.

         ix.  CHARLIE BURROUGH, b. 1862, Alabama.

          x.  JOSEPHINE BURROUGH, b. 1864, Alabama.

 

 

4.  FRANCIS MARION2 BURROUGH (HENRY1) was born 1829 in Coosa County, Alabama.  He married NANCY MARTIN 19 Aug 1847 in Coosa County, Alabama, daughter of IRA MARTIN and SUSAN PEARCE.  She was born 1827 in Alabama.

 

More About FRANCIS BURROUGH and NANCY MARTIN:

Marriage: 19 Aug 1847, Coosa County, Alabama

    

Child of FRANCIS BURROUGH and NANCY MARTIN is:

7.       i.  JOHN LANE3 BURROUGH, b. 1850, Alabama.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5.  ENOCH3 BURROUGH (JOHN L.2, HENRY1) was born May 1848 in Alabama.  He married MARGARET JACKS.  She was born Jun 1853 in Alabama.

    

Children of ENOCH BURROUGH and MARGARET JACKS are:

8.       i.  WILLIAM4 BURROUGH, b. May 1874, Alabama.

         ii.  RICHARD BURROUGH, b. May 1880, Alabama.

        iii.  JULIAS BURROUGH, b. Jul 1888, Alabama.

 

 

6.  HENRY FRANCIS3 BURROUGH (JOHN L.2, HENRY1) was born 20 Apr 1849 in Alabama1,2, and died 21 Mar 1894 in St Clair County, Alabama.  He married (1) ELIZABETH FINLEY, daughter of JAMES FINLEY and MARIAH BATES.  She was born 1847 in Alabama.  He married (2) PARALEE FINLEY 25 Aug 1889 in St. Clair County, Alabama, daughter of JAMES FINLEY and MARIAH BATES.  She was born 13 Jan 1856 in Arkansas, and died 02 Apr 1927 in Jefferson County, Irondale, Alabama.

 

More About HENRY FRANCIS BURROUGH:

Burial: 21 Mar 1894, Beat 15 St Clair County, Alabama

Occupation: 1894, Rail Road Hand

Residence: 1880, Kellys Creek, Shelby, Alabama3

 

More About HENRY BURROUGH and PARALEE FINLEY:

Marriage: 25 Aug 1889, St. Clair County, Alabama

    

Children of HENRY BURROUGH and ELIZABETH FINLEY are:

           i.  J.H.4 BURROUGH, b. 1868.

         ii.  JOHN BURROUGH, b. 1870.

9.     iii.  LOUISA BURROUGH, b. 13 Apr 1874; d. 06 Feb 1957, Leeds, Alabama.

         iv.  DOLPHUS BURROUGH, b. 03 Jul 1877.

          v.  EULAR LEE BURROUGH, b. 17 Jun 1880.

 

    

Children of HENRY BURROUGH and PARALEE FINLEY are:

10.   vi.  LONNIE4 BURR, b. 28 Jun 1890, Cook Springs, Alabama; d. 23 Feb 1961, Watson, Alabama.

11.  vii.  ZACK BURR, b. 16 Oct 1892, St. Clair County, Alabama; d. 29 Feb 1916, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama in Mining Accident-caused by rock fall.

 

 

7.  JOHN LANE3 BURROUGH (FRANCIS MARION2, HENRY1) was born 1850 in Alabama.  He married (1) MARY J. GARLINGTON, daughter of JOHN GARLINGTON and DINNAH BRISTER.  She was born 06 Mar 1850, and died 04 Feb 1891.  He married (2) SUSAN ANNA ELISA PEARCE 06 Dec 1891 in Limestone County, Texas, daughter of DAVID PEARCE and NANCY WHITEHEAD. 

 

More About JOHN BURROUGH and SUSAN PEARCE:

Marriage: 06 Dec 1891, Limestone County, Texas

    

Child of JOHN BURROUGH and MARY GARLINGTON is:

           i.  BRISTER4 BURROUGH.

 

    

Children of JOHN BURROUGH and SUSAN PEARCE are:

         ii.  DAVID4 BURROUGH.

        iii.  TAYLOR BURROUGH.

         iv.  CONRAD BURROUGH.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

8.  WILLIAM4 BURROUGH (ENOCH3, JOHN L.2, HENRY1) was born May 1874 in Alabama.  He married MALINDA.  She was born 1876 in Alabama.

    

Children of WILLIAM BURROUGH and MALINDA are:

           i.  WILLIAM A.5 BURROUGH, b. Jun 1894, Alabama.

         ii.  SHIRLEY M. BURROUGH, b. Aug 1899, Alabama.

        iii.  LILLIE A. BURROUGH, b. Feb 1900, Alabama.

 

 

9.  LOUISA4 BURROUGH (HENRY FRANCIS3, JOHN L.2, HENRY1) was born 13 Apr 1874, and died 06 Feb 1957 in Leeds, Alabama.  She married UNKNOWN BAGLEY. 

 

More About LOUISA BURROUGH:

Burial: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Alabama

    

Children of LOUISA BURROUGH and UNKNOWN BAGLEY are:

           i.  FRANK5 BAGLEY, b. 10 Dec 1901; d. 25 Feb 1988; m. ETHEL E UNKNOWN; b. 12 Aug 1910; d. 27 Nov 2001.

 

More About FRANK BAGLEY:

Burial: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Alabama

 

More About ETHEL E UNKNOWN:

Burial: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Alabama

 

         ii.  JIM BAGLEY.

 

 

10.  LONNIE4 BURR (HENRY FRANCIS3 BURROUGH, JOHN L.2, HENRY1)4,5 was born 28 Jun 1890 in Cook Springs, Alabama6, and died 23 Feb 1961 in Watson, Alabama.  He married NORA BELLE BRAKE.  She was born 22 Jun 1890 in Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama, and died 02 Jun 1959 in Birmingham, Alabama Jefferson County.

 

More About LONNIE BURR:

Residence: 1930, Precinct 50, Jefferson, Alabama6

    

Children of LONNIE BURR and NORA BRAKE are:

           i.  LILLIAN ESTELLE5 BURR, b. 10 Aug 1914; d. 20 Dec 1996, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

         ii.  CORA MAE BURR, b. 16 Mar 1917; d. 01 Oct 1997, Jefferson County, Alabama.

        iii.  JAMES MARION BURR, b. 19 Oct 1920, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama; d. 01 Aug 1980, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama; m. MARY EVELYN LYNCH; b. 07 Dec 1924, Kentucky.

         iv.  MARJORIE BURR, b. 23 Oct 1924; d. 05 Sep 2000.

          v.  OLEN LONNIE BURR, b. 18 Nov 1928; d. 16 Oct 1957, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

         vi.  ROLEN HENRY BURR, b. 18 Nov 1928.

 

 

11.  ZACK4 BURR (HENRY FRANCIS3 BURROUGH, JOHN L.2, HENRY1) was born 16 Oct 1892 in St. Clair County, Alabama, and died 29 Feb 1916 in Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama in Mining Accident-caused by rock fall.  He married INROUS UNKNOWN 09 Sep 1914. 

 

More About ZACK BURR and INROUS UNKNOWN:

Marriage: 09 Sep 1914

    

Child of ZACK BURR and INROUS UNKNOWN is:

           i.  INFANT SON5 BURR, b. 20 Sep 1915; d. 20 Sep 1915.

 

 

 

Descendants of James Finley

(Generation 2 info listed only for Elizabeth & Paralee)

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JAMES1 FINLEY was born 1815 in Alabama.  He married MARIAH BATES.  She was born in Alabama.

    

Children of JAMES FINLEY and MARIAH BATES are:

           i.  MARTHA2 FINLEY, b. 1840, Alabama.

         ii.  THOMAS FINLEY, b. 1841, Alabama.

        iii.  JANE FINLEY, b. 1842, Alabama.

2.     iv.  ELIZABETH FINLEY, b. 1847, Alabama.

          v.  ZACHARIAH FINLEY, b. 1848, Alabama.

         vi.  LUVANA FINLEY, b. 1852, Alabama.

3.    vii.  PARALEE FINLEY, b. 13 Jan 1856, Arkansas; d. 02 Apr 1927, Jefferson County, Irondale, Alabama.

      viii.  GEORGE FINLEY, b. 1857, Arkansas.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ELIZABETH2 FINLEY (JAMES1) was born 1847 in Alabama.  She married HENRY FRANCIS BURROUGH, son of JOHN BURROUGH and MARTHA POSEY.  He was born 20 Apr 1849 in Alabama1,2, and died 21 Mar 1894 in St Clair County, Alabama.

 

More About HENRY FRANCIS BURROUGH:

Burial: 21 Mar 1894, Beat 15 St Clair County, Alabama

Occupation: 1894, Rail Road Hand

Residence: 1880, Kellys Creek, Shelby, Alabama3

    

Children of ELIZABETH FINLEY and HENRY BURROUGH are:

           i.  J.H.3 BURROUGH, b. 1868.

         ii.  JOHN BURROUGH, b. 1870.

4.     iii.  LOUISA BURROUGH, b. 13 Apr 1874; d. 06 Feb 1957, Leeds, Alabama.

         iv.  DOLPHUS BURROUGH, b. 03 Jul 1877.

          v.  EULAR LEE BURROUGH, b. 17 Jun 1880.

 

 

3.  PARALEE2 FINLEY (JAMES1) was born 13 Jan 1856 in Arkansas, and died 02 Apr 1927 in Jefferson County, Irondale, Alabama.  She “married” (1) JOHN BOWDEN.    She married (2) HENRY FRANCIS BURROUGH 25 Aug 1889 in St. Clair County, Alabama, son of JOHN BURROUGH and MARTHA POSEY.  He was born 20 Apr 1849 in Alabama3,4, and died 21 Mar 1894 in St Clair County, Alabama.

 

More About HENRY FRANCIS BURROUGH:

Burial: 21 Mar 1894, Beat 15 St Clair County, Alabama

Occupation: 1894, Rail Road Hand

Residence: 1880, Kellys Creek, Shelby, Alabama5

 

More About HENRY BURROUGH and PARALEE FINLEY:

Marriage: 25 Aug 1889, St. Clair County, Alabama

    

Child of PARALEE FINLEY and JOHN BOWDEN is:

           i.  JOHN LEWIS3 BOWDEN, b. 01 Sep 1878, Shelby County, Alabama; d. 14 Nov 1953, Birmingham, Alabama; m. OLLIE PARKER, 30 Dec 1906, Arkansas; b. 26 Apr 1885, Tupelo, Mississippi; d. 13 Jan 1955, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

More About OLLIE PARKER:

Burial: Mt. Hebron Cemetery

 

More About JOHN BOWDEN and OLLIE PARKER:

Marriage: 30 Dec 1906, Arkansas


 

 

Lineage of Nora Belle Brake

(Not complete tree – just enough to trace Belle)

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  BENNETT1 BRAKE was born 05 Apr 1792 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, and died 1871 in Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.  He married MILDRED SPEER Aug 1818 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, daughter of WILLIAM SPEER and MILDRED ESTEP.  She was born 05 Mar 1802 in Kentucky, and died 19 Nov 1866 in Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

More About BENNETT BRAKE and MILDRED SPEER:

Marriage: Aug 1818, Cumberland County, Kentucky

    

Child of BENNETT BRAKE and MILDRED SPEER is:

2.       i.  WILLIAM BENNETT2 BRAKE, b. 26 Nov 1819, Cumberland, Kentucky, USA; d. 18 Aug 1853, Jefferson, Alabama, USA.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  WILLIAM BENNETT2 BRAKE (BENNETT1)1 was born 26 Nov 1819 in Cumberland, Kentucky, USA2, and died 18 Aug 1853 in Jefferson, Alabama, USA2.  He married ELIZABETH FIELDS2 29 Oct 1846 in Brookside, Alabama.  She was born 03 Jan 1825 in Jefferson, Alabama, USA2, and died 04 Apr 1895 in Jefferson, Alabama, USA2.

 

More About WILLIAM BRAKE and ELIZABETH FIELDS:

Marriage: 29 Oct 1846, Brookside, Alabama

    

Child of WILLIAM BRAKE and ELIZABETH FIELDS is:

3.       i.  JAMES MARION3 BRAKE, b. 30 Aug 1847, Brookside, Jefferson, Alabama, USA; d. 23 Jan 1912, Jefferson, Alabama, USA.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  JAMES MARION3 BRAKE (WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1)2,3 was born 30 Aug 1847 in Brookside, Jefferson, Alabama, USA4, and died 23 Jan 1912 in Jefferson, Alabama, USA4.  He married (1) MARGARET ELLEN WHEELER4 01 Apr 1869 in Jefferson, Alabama, USA4.  She was born 25 Aug 1849 in Floyd, Georgia, USA4, and died 07 Dec 1881 in Jefferson, Alabama, USA4.  He married (2) DORA ESTES4  in Jefferson, Alabama, USA4.  She was born 12 Apr 1865 in Alabama, USA4, and died 01 Sep 19224.

 

More About JAMES MARION BRAKE:

Residence: 1900, Precinct 18, Jefferson, Alabama5

 

More About JAMES BRAKE and MARGARET WHEELER:

Marriage: 01 Apr 1869, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6

 

More About JAMES BRAKE and DORA ESTES:

Marriage:  Jefferson, Alabama, USA6

    

Children of JAMES BRAKE and MARGARET WHEELER are:

           i.  NANCY ELIZABETH4 BRAKE6, b. 06 Apr 1870, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 09 Jan 1898, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

         ii.  WILLIAM J BRAKE6, b. 08 Oct 1871, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 18 Jan 19356.

        iii.  SARAH JANE BRAKE6, b. 16 Dec 1873, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 08 Feb 1931, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

         iv.  SAMUEL JONAS BRAKE6, b. 04 Nov 1875, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 28 Feb 19136.

          v.  JOHN T BRAKE6, b. 30 Nov 1877, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 08 Oct 1962, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

         vi.  ALBERT BRAKE6, b. 22 Dec 1879, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 02 Jan 1882, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

       vii.  MARGARET FRANCES BRAKE6, b. 02 Dec 1881, Republic, Alabama, USA6; d. 30 Sep 1955, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

 

    

Children of JAMES BRAKE and DORA ESTES are:

      viii.  TULA ANN4 BRAKE6, b. 17 Dec 1885, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 09 Jan 1887, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

         ix.  ROBERT M BRAKE6, b. 31 Mar 1888, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 17 Apr 1935, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

4.       x.  NORA BELLE BRAKE, b. 22 Jun 1890, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama; d. 02 Jun 1959, Birmingham, Alabama Jefferson County.

         xi.  JAMES GURLEY BRAKE6, b. 24 Oct 1893, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 22 Feb 1968, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

       xii.  MARY PAULINE BRAKE6, b. Feb 1896, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 19646.

      xiii.  DEWEY HOBSON BRAKE6, b. 24 May 1899, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 04 Jan 19596.

       xiv.  WILLIS ALFRED BRAKE6, b. 01 Jun 1902, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 27 Feb 1977, Forestdale, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

        xv.  LILLIE J BRAKE6, b. 06 Sep 1905, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6; d. 01 May 1978, Brookside, Jefferson, Alabama, USA6.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  NORA BELLE4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 22 Jun 1890 in Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama, and died 02 Jun 1959 in Birmingham, Alabama Jefferson County.  She married LONNIE BURR7,8, son of HENRY BURROUGH and PARALEE FINLEY.  He was born 28 Jun 1890 in Cook Springs, Alabama9, and died 23 Feb 1961 in Watson, Alabama.

 

More About LONNIE BURR:

Residence: 1930, Precinct 50, Jefferson, Alabama9

    

Children of NORA BRAKE and LONNIE BURR are:

           i.  LILLIAN ESTELLE5 BURR, b. 10 Aug 1914; d. 20 Dec 1996, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

         ii.  CORA MAE BURR, b. 16 Mar 1917; d. 01 Oct 1997, Jefferson County, Alabama.

        iii.  JAMES MARION BURR, b. 19 Oct 1920, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama; d. 01 Aug 1980, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama; m. MARY EVELYN LYNCH; b. 07 Dec 1924, Kentucky.

         iv.  MARJORIE BURR, b. 23 Oct 1924; d. 05 Sep 2000.

          v.  OLEN LONNIE BURR, b. 18 Nov 1928; d. 16 Oct 1957, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

         vi.  ROLEN HENRY BURR, b. 18 Nov 1928.

 


 

Descendants of Bennett Brake

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  BENNETT1 BRAKE was born 05 Apr 1792 in Kershaw Co., So. Carolina, and died 1871 in Jefferson County, Al.  He married MILDRED SPEER 1817 in Cumberland Co., Ky, daughter of WILLIAM SPEER and MILDRED ESTEP.  She was born 05 Mar 1802 in Cumberland Co.(OR MADISON CO), Ky, and died 19 Nov 1866 in Jefferson County, Al.

 

    

Children of BENNETT BRAKE and MILDRED SPEER are:

2.       i.  PATIENCE2 BRAKE, b. 01 Aug 1818, Cumberland Co., Kentucky; d. WFT Est. 1847-1860.

3.      ii.  WILLIAM BENNETT BRAKE, b. 26 Nov 1819, Kentucky; d. 18 Aug 1853, Jefferson County, Al.

4.     iii.  JOHN BRAKE, b. 23 Feb 1822; d. WFT Est. 1823-1912.

         iv.  SARAH BRAKE, b. 02 May 1824, Kentucky; d. WFT Est. 1852-1918; m. AMBROSE DOSS, 09 Sep 1846, Jefferson County, Al; b. WFT Est. 1807-1826; d. WFT Est. 1852-1913.

5.       v.  JACOB BRAKE, b. 03 May 1828, Alabama; d. 19 Apr 1885.

6.     vi.  CATHERINE BRAKE, b. 30 Aug 1829, Cumberland Co., Ky; d. 08 Jun 1912, Jefferson County, Al.

       vii.  LUCINDA DELANA BRAKE, b. 25 Jan 1832, Jefferson County, Al; d. 16 Jul 1865, Jefferson Co., Alabama; m. FRANCIS A. HEWITT, 17 Nov 1849, Jefferson Co., Alabama; b. WFT Est. 1815-1834; d. WFT Est. 1855-1921.

      viii.  JESSE BRAKE, b. 08 Jan 1834, Jefferson County, Al; d. WFT Est. 1835-1924; m. ELIZABETH ANN THOMAS, WFT Est. 1851-1884; b. WFT Est. 1830-1850; d. WFT Est. 1851-1934.

         ix.  ADALINE BRAKE, b. 14 Feb 1837, Jefferson Co., AL; d. WFT Est. 1838-1931.

          x.  MARTHA C BRAKE, b. 02 Mar 1839, Jefferson Co., AL; d. WFT Est. 1840-1933; m. WILLIAM H. HENDERSON, 11 Jun 1859, Jefferson County, Al; b. WFT Est. 1822-1841; d. WFT Est. 1865-1928.

         xi.  ELIZABETH BRAKE, b. 12 Nov 1841; d. WFT Est. 1866-1935; m. JEFFERSON PHILLIPS, 16 Dec 1860, Jefferson Co, Alabama *; b. WFT Est. 1815-1841; d. WFT Est. 1865-1929.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  PATIENCE2 BRAKE (BENNETT1) was born 01 Aug 1818 in Cumberland Co., Kentucky, and died WFT Est. 1847-1860.  She married JAMES L. DOUGLAS 17 Feb 1842 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.  He was born 1807, and died WFT Est. 1847-1870.

    

Children of PATIENCE BRAKE and JAMES DOUGLAS are:

           i.  JOHN M.3 DOUGLAS, b. 1843.

         ii.  SARAH E. DOUGLAS, b. 1844.

        iii.  AMELIA C. DOUGLAS, b. 1845.

         iv.  MARGARET C. DOUGLAS, b. 1846.

          v.  NANCY ADELINE DOUGLAS, b. 17 Aug 1846, Jefferson Co, AL; d. 08 Aug 1921; m. SYDNEY ALLEN MINTON, 06 Dec 1866, Prarie Co, AR; b. 07 Jun 1844, Cherokee Co, AL; d. 11 Dec 1927, Prarie Co, AR.

         vi.  LOUISA I. DOUGLAS, b. 1850.

 

 

3.  WILLIAM BENNETT2 BRAKE (BENNETT1) was born 26 Nov 1819 in Kentucky, and died 18 Aug 1853 in Jefferson County, Al.  He married ELIZABETH FIELDS 29 Oct 1846 in Jefferson County, Al.  She was born 03 Jan 1825 in Alabama, and died 04 Apr 1895 in Jefferson County, Al.

    

Children of WILLIAM BRAKE and ELIZABETH FIELDS are:

7.       i.  JAMES MARION3 BRAKE, b. 30 Aug 1847, Jefferson County, Al; d. 23 Jan 1912, Jefferson County, Al.

         ii.  BENNETT M. BRAKE, b. 1849, Jefferson County, Ala; d. 1894.

        iii.  SAMUEL CLEMENT BRAKE, b. 07 Mar 1851, Jefferson County, Al; d. 20 Jun 1904; m. MARY CATHERINE DODSON, 17 Jan 1878, Ellis County, Texas; b. 23 Jun 1843; d. 29 Jan 1913.

8.     iv.  JOHN W. BRAKE, b. 22 Jan 1853, Jefferson County, Al*; d. 28 May 1937, Jefferson County, Al.

 

 

4.  JOHN2 BRAKE (BENNETT1) was born 23 Feb 1822, and died WFT Est. 1823-1912.  He married MARTHA SHEPERD WFT Est. 1839-1872.  She was born 1825 in Alabama, and died 15 Dec 1917 in Alabama.

    

Children of JOHN BRAKE and MARTHA SHEPERD are:

           i.  MILDRED3 BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1843-1868; d. WFT Est. 1848-1952.

         ii.  KATHERINE BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1843-1868; d. WFT Est. 1848-1952.

        iii.  CINDY BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1843-1868; d. WFT Est. 1848-1952.

9.     iv.  JEREMIAH LOGAN BRAKE, b. 07 Mar 1849; d. WFT Est. 1870-1939.

 

 

5.  JACOB2 BRAKE (BENNETT1) was born 03 May 1828 in Alabama, and died 19 Apr 1885.  He married (1) MARGARET L. THOMAS 25 Oct 1859 in Jefferson County, Al.  She was born 1845, and died Dec 1871.  He married (2) MARY JANE REED 05 Nov 1873 in Jefferson County, Al.  She was born WFT Est. 1828-1858 in ***These children believed to be 3rd marr., and died WFT Est. 1881-1945.

    

Children of JACOB BRAKE and MARGARET THOMAS are:

10.     i.  JULIA ANN3 BRAKE, b. 04 Feb 1861; d. 21 Aug 1941.

         ii.  LUCINDA BRAKE, b. 1867; d. WFT Est. 1868-1961.

        iii.  ARMINTA BRAKE, b. 1868; d. WFT Est. 1869-1962.

 

 

    

Children of JACOB BRAKE and MARY REED are:

         iv.  HARRY3 BRAKE, b. 1877; d. WFT Est. 1878-1967.

          v.  ELIZABETH BRAKE, b. 1878; d. WFT Est. 1879-1972.

 

 

6.  CATHERINE2 BRAKE (BENNETT1) was born 30 Aug 1829 in Cumberland Co., Ky, and died 08 Jun 1912 in Jefferson County, Al.  She married (1) MR. GRAVLEE WFT Est. 1843-1876.  He was born WFT Est. 1812-1832, and died WFT Est. 1846-1918.  She married (2) WILLIAM MARTIN BIBB 05 Jul 1848 in Jefferson County, Al.  He was born 16 Sep 1829, and died 1873 in Jefferson County, Al.

    

Child of CATHERINE BRAKE and WILLIAM BIBB is:

11.     i.  NANCY ELIZABETH3 BIBB, b. 05 Oct 1849, Jefferson County, Al; d. 31 May 1934, Jefferson County, Al.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

7.  JAMES MARION3 BRAKE (WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 30 Aug 1847 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 23 Jan 1912 in Jefferson County, Al.  He married (1) MARGARET ELLEN WHEELER 01 Apr 1869 in Jefferson County, Al.  She was born 25 Aug 1849 in Georgia, and died 07 Dec 1881 in Jefferson County, Al.  He married (2) DORA ESTES  in Jefferson County, Al.  She was born 12 Apr 1865 in Alabama, and died 01 Sep 1922.

    

Children of JAMES BRAKE and MARGARET WHEELER are:

12.     i.  NANCY ELIZABETH4 BRAKE, b. 06 Apr 1870, Jefferson County, Al; d. 09 Jan 1898, Jefferson County, Al.

13.    ii.  WILLIAM J. BRAKE, b. 08 Oct 1871, Jefferson County, Al; d. 18 Jan 1935.

14.   iii.  SARAH JANE BRAKE, b. 16 Dec 1873, Jefferson County, Al; d. 08 Feb 1931, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

15.   iv.  SAMUEL JONAS BRAKE, b. 04 Nov 1875, Jefferson County, Al; d. 28 Feb 1913.

16.    v.  JOHN T. BRAKE, b. 30 Nov 1877, Jefferson County, Al; d. 08 Oct 1962, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

         vi.  ALBERT BRAKE, b. 22 Dec 1879, Jefferson Co., Al; d. 02 Jan 1882, Jefferson County, Al.

17.  vii.  MARGARETT FRANCES BRAKE, b. 02 Dec 1881; d. 30 Sep 1955, Jefferson County, Al.

 

    

Children of JAMES BRAKE and DORA ESTES are:

      viii.  TULA ANN4 BRAKE, b. 17 Dec 1885, Jefferson County, Al; d. 09 Jan 1887, Jefferson County, Al.

         ix.  ROBERT M. BRAKE, b. 31 Mar 1888, Jefferson County, Al; d. 17 Apr 1935, Jefferson County, Al; m. DICIE LONG, Jefferson County, Al; b. 02 Mar 1895; d. 17 Feb 1930, Jefferson County, Al.

          x.  NORA BELLE BRAKE, b. 22 Jun 1890, Jefferson County, Al; d. 02 Jun 1959, Jefferson County, Al; m. LONNIE BURR, Jefferson County, Al; b. 28 Jun 1890; d. 23 Feb 1961, Jefferson County, Al.

         xi.  JAMES GURLEY BRAKE, b. 24 Oct 1893, Jefferson County, Al; d. 22 Feb 1968, Jefferson County, Al; m. OLA JAMES, Jefferson County, Al; b. 12 Nov 18921; d. Jun 1985, Gardendale, Jefferson Co., Alabama1.

       xii.  MARY PAULINE BRAKE, b. Feb 1896, Jefferson County, Al; d. 1964; m. ISAAC CUPPS, Jefferson County, Al; b. 1898; d. 1954.

      xiii.  DEWEY HOBSON BRAKE, b. 24 May 1899, Jefferson County, Al; d. 04 Jan 1959; m. NELLIE BROWN; b. 01 Jan 1909; d. 09 Dec 1937.

       xiv.  WILLIS ALFRED BRAKE, b. 01 Jun 1902, Jefferson County, Al2; d. 27 Feb 1977, Forestdale, Jefferson County, AL2; m. STELLA JAMES, Private; b. Private.

        xv.  LILLIE J. BRAKE, b. 06 Sep 1905, Jefferson County, Al3; d. 01 May 1978, Brookside, Jefferson Co., Alabama3; m. CHARLES EDWARD GOOCH; b. 05 Dec 19004; d. 14 Jun 1988, Brookside, Jefferson Co., Alabama4.

 

 

8.  JOHN W.3 BRAKE (WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 22 Jan 1853 in Jefferson County, Al*, and died 28 May 1937 in Jefferson County, Al.  He married LUCINDA C. WHEELER.  She was born 04 Mar 1861, and died 21 Feb 1936.

    

Children of JOHN BRAKE and LUCINDA WHEELER are:

18.     i.  JOHN ERNEST4 BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1875-1902; d. WFT Est. 1901-1983.

19.    ii.  FRANCES MAGNOLA BRAKE, b. 1878; d. 1959, Jefferson County, Al.

20.   iii.  MARTHA LUCINDA BRAKE, b. Apr 1881, Jefferson Co., Al; d. WFT Est. 1910-1975.

21.   iv.  DAISY MARTIN BRAKE, b. 18 Apr 1883; d. Apr 1985, Watson, Jefferson County, AL.

22.    v.  NANCY ELLEN BRAKE, b. 22 Jun 1885; d. 12 Nov 1968, Jefferson County, Al.

23.   vi.  CLAUDIA LEE BRAKE, b. Apr 1887; d. WFT Est. 1905-1981.

       vii.  BENNETT CURTIS BRAKE, b. 14 Aug 1890, Brookside, Jefferson Co., Alabama; d. 24 Aug 1896, Brookside, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

      viii.  HARRY BRAKE, b. 03 Mar 1893, Jefferson Co., Alabama5; d. 23 Aug 1978, Brookside, Jefferson Co., Alabama5.

24.   ix.  NETTIE MAHULDAH BRAKE, b. 05 Jun 1895, Jefferson Co., Alabama; d. Nov 1984, Fultondale, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

          x.  KITTIE BRAKE, b. 22 May 1903, Jefferson Co., Alabama6; d. Nov 1968, Birmingham, Jefferson County,  Alabama6.

 

 

9.  JEREMIAH LOGAN3 BRAKE (JOHN2, BENNETT1) was born 07 Mar 1849, and died WFT Est. 1870-1939.  He married JULIA AGNES ROWE WFT Est. 1866-1899.  She was born 1855 in Georgia, and died WFT Est. 1870-1949.

    

Children of JEREMIAH BRAKE and JULIA ROWE are:

25.     i.  MYRTLE LENA4 BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1870-1899; d. WFT Est. 1892-1981.

         ii.  JOHN S. BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1870-1899; d. WFT Est. 1875-1981.

        iii.  TRIXIE BRAKE, b. WFT Est. 1870-1899; d. WFT Est. 1875-1981.

         iv.  LULA MAY BRAKE, b. 1875, Georgia; d. WFT Est. 1876-1969.

          v.  OLIVER C. BRAKE, b. 1877, Georgia; d. WFT Est. 1875-1981.

 

 

10.  JULIA ANN3 BRAKE (JACOB2, BENNETT1) was born 04 Feb 1861, and died 21 Aug 1941.  She married JOHN LAURENS WORTHINGTON 1877.  He was born 22 Nov 1850, and died 17 Apr 1924.

    

Child of JULIA BRAKE and JOHN WORTHINGTON is:

           i.  GERTRUDE4 WORTHINGTON, b. WFT Est. 1874-1902, Warrior, Jefferson County, Al; d. WFT Est. 1891-1985; m. FRANK MAUZY JEFFRIES, WFT Est. 1891-1936; b. WFT Est. 1865-1900; d. WFT Est. 1891-1979.

 

 

11.  NANCY ELIZABETH3 BIBB (CATHERINE2 BRAKE, BENNETT1) was born 05 Oct 1849 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 31 May 1934 in Jefferson County, Al.  She married ELIHU VANCE SHARIT 02 Jan 1867 in Jefferson County, Al.  He was born 09 May 1842 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 01 Nov 1927.

 

    

Child of NANCY BIBB and ELIHU SHARIT is:

26.     i.  NANCY VELA4 SHARIT, b. 25 Jan 1875, Jefferson County, Al; d. 09 Feb 1959.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

12.  NANCY ELIZABETH4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 06 Apr 1870 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 09 Jan 1898 in Jefferson County, Al.  She married JAMES F. CRAIG.  He was born WFT Est. 1847-1873, and died WFT Est. 1898-1959.

    

Children of NANCY BRAKE and JAMES CRAIG are:

27.     i.  MARION5 CRAIG, b. WFT Est. 1887-1898; d. WFT Est. 1912-1985.

         ii.  WILLIE ESTELLA CRAIG, b. 11 Jan 1895, Jefferson Co., Alabama; d. 02 Sep 1902, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

 

 

13.  WILLIAM J.4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 08 Oct 1871 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 18 Jan 1935.  He married ANNIE AUGUSTA THRIFT.  She was born 03 Aug 1881 in Alabama, and died 15 Nov 1959.

    

Children of WILLIAM BRAKE and ANNIE THRIFT are:

           i.  WILLIAM LAWRENCE5 BRAKE, b. 27 Jan 1909, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Al; d. 06 Dec 1953, Jefferson County, Al.

28.    ii.  MABEL BRAKE, b. Private.

 

 

14.  SARAH JANE4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 16 Dec 1873 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 08 Feb 1931 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.  She married HARVEY L. HODGES.  He was born 08 Mar 1866, and died 09 Nov 1946 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

    

Children of SARAH BRAKE and HARVEY HODGES are:

           i.  ROXIE5 HODGES, m. WILLIE DEE MONTGOMERY.

29.    ii.  BONNIE L. HODGES, b. 26 Sep 1894; d. WFT Est. 1911-1988.

        iii.  MORRIS LEE HODGES, b. 14 Jul 1901; d. WFT Est. 1902-1991.

30.   iv.  ROLAND HODGES, b. Private.

31.    v.  ESSIE HODGES, b. Private.

32.   vi.  MAUDIE HODGES, b. Private.

33.  vii.  ANNIE HODGES, b. Private.

34. viii.  MARY HODGES, b. Private.

 

 

15.  SAMUEL JONAS4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 04 Nov 1875 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 28 Feb 1913.  He married SARAH WILLIE RODGERS.  She was born Jun 1879 in Georgia, and died WFT Est. 1907-1973.

    

Children of SAMUEL BRAKE and SARAH RODGERS are:

           i.  SAMUEL5 BRAKE, b. 05 Dec 1903, Jefferson Co., Alabama; d. 19 Sep 1904, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

35.    ii.  BERLIE BRAKE, b. Private.

 

 

16.  JOHN T.4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 30 Nov 1877 in Jefferson County, Al7, and died 08 Oct 1962 in Jefferson Co., Alabama7.  He married NOVA ALICE HODGES.  She was born 01 Oct 1882 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 26 May 1965 in Jefferson County, Al.

    

Children of JOHN BRAKE and NOVA HODGES are:

36.     i.  JAMES ERSKINE5 BRAKE, b. 1901; d. 1981.

37.    ii.  CURTIS LEE BRAKE, b. 11 Oct 1906, Jefferson Co., Alabama; d. 18 Mar 1976, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Al.

38.   iii.  THOMAS RAY BRAKE, b. 23 Mar 1910; d. 22 Jun 1974, Jefferson County, Al.

39.   iv.  JOHN BENNETT BRAKE, b. 20 Oct 1913, Jefferson County, Al; d. 24 May 1995, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

          v.  ETHEL ELIZABETH BRAKE, b. Private.

40.   vi.  LOIS LORENE BRAKE, b. Private.

       vii.  MIRIAM MARIE BRAKE, b. Private.

41. viii.  MELBA NOVALINA BRAKE, b. Private.

 

 

17.  MARGARETT FRANCES4 BRAKE (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 02 Dec 1881, and died 30 Sep 1955 in Jefferson County, Al.  She married C. WESLEY HODGES.  He was born 13 Mar 1878, and died 22 Apr 1961 in Jefferson County, Al.

    

Children of MARGARETT BRAKE and C. HODGES are:

42.     i.  ANICE5 HODGES, b. Private.

43.    ii.  VERA HODGES, b. Private.

        iii.  LOICE HODGES, b. Private; m. DORA MAE NEW, Private; b. Private.

         iv.  VERNICE HODGES, b. Private; m. NAOMA YARBROUGH, Private; b. Private.

          v.  PAUL HODGES, b. Private.

         vi.  FRANCIS HODGES, b. Private.

 

 

18.  JOHN ERNEST4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born WFT Est. 1875-1902, and died WFT Est. 1901-1983.  He married CLARA PARKER Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of JOHN BRAKE and CLARA PARKER is:

           i.  MARY ELIZABETH5 BRAKE, b. Private.

 

 

19.  FRANCES MAGNOLA4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 1878, and died 1959 in Jefferson County, Al.  She married HENRY H. GOODE.  He was born 1873, and died 1959 in Jefferson County, Al.

    

Children of FRANCES BRAKE and HENRY GOODE are:

44.     i.  CLIFTON5 GOODE, b. Private.

         ii.  LOTTIE GOODE, b. Private.

        iii.  LORENE GOODE, b. Private.

 

 

20.  MARTHA LUCINDA4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Apr 1881 in Jefferson Co., Al, and died WFT Est. 1910-1975.  She married RUFUS C. FRANKLIN.  He was born Jun 1871, and died WFT Est. 1909-1962.

    

Children of MARTHA BRAKE and RUFUS FRANKLIN are:

           i.  ERA5 FRANKLIN, b. 08 Oct 1906, Jefferson Co., Alabama; d. 22 Jul 1907, Jefferson Co., Alabama.

         ii.  ALMA FRANKLIN, b. Private.

45.   iii.  HAYES FRANKLIN, b. Private.

         iv.  TROY FRANKLIN, b. Private.

46.    v.  ESTHER FRANKLIN, b. Private.

         vi.  MARIE FRANKLIN, b. Private.

47.  vii.  LUCILE FRANKLIN, b. Private.

 

 

21.  DAISY MARTIN4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 18 Apr 18838, and died Apr 1985 in Watson, Jefferson County, AL9.  She married JAMES T. GOODE.  He was born WFT Est. 1858-1891, and died WFT Est. 1923-1975.

    

Children of DAISY BRAKE and JAMES GOODE are:

48.     i.  ROY5 GOODE, b. 12 Feb 1905; d. May 1982, Watson, Jefferson County, AL.

49.    ii.  FLORA GOODE, b. Private.

        iii.  VIOLA GOODE, b. Private.

         iv.  RUBY GOODE, b. Private.

          v.  JAMES L. GOODE, b. Private.

         vi.  HAZEL GOODE, b. Private.

       vii.  HERSHEL GOODE, b. Private.

      viii.  MARSHALL GOODE, b. Private; m. COLLEEN, Private; b. Private.

 

 

22.  NANCY ELLEN4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 22 Jun 1885, and died 12 Nov 1968 in Jefferson County, Al.  She married WILLIAM THOMAS LONG.  He was born 26 May 188610, and died 25 Mar 1965 in Jefferson County, Al10.

    

Children of NANCY BRAKE and WILLIAM LONG are:

           i.  UVA5 LONG, b. Private.

         ii.  MAY LONG, b. Private.

        iii.  EVAREE LONG, b. Private.

         iv.  GLADYS LONG, b. Private.

          v.  OLEN LONG, b. Private.

         vi.  MARY LOU LONG, b. Private.

 

 

23.  CLAUDIA LEE4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Apr 1887, and died WFT Est. 1905-1981.  She married T. VERDO VINES.  He was born WFT Est. 1870-1890, and died WFT Est. 1905-1976.

    

Children of CLAUDIA BRAKE and T. VINES are:

50.     i.  WILLIE MAE5 VINES, b. Private.

         ii.  NORMA LEE VINES, b. Private.

        iii.  STANLEY VINES, b. Private.

         iv.  KENNETH VINES, b. Private.

 

 

24.  NETTIE MAHULDAH4 BRAKE (JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 05 Jun 1895 in Jefferson Co., Alabama11, and died Nov 1984 in Fultondale, Jefferson Co., Alabama11.  She married (1) CHARLIE F. LONG.  He was born 22 Jun 189312, and died Nov 1975 in Fultondale, Jefferson Co., Alabama12.  She married (2) JAMES DAVID VINES.  He was born WFT Est. 1850-1887 in 1st Husband, and died WFT Est. 1910-1974.

    

Children of NETTIE BRAKE and CHARLIE LONG are:

           i.  ELOISE5 LONG, b. Private.

         ii.  SHERLIE LONG, b. Private.

 

 

25.  MYRTLE LENA4 BRAKE (JEREMIAH LOGAN3, JOHN2, BENNETT1) was born WFT Est. 1870-1899, and died WFT Est. 1892-1981.  She married GEORGE PORTER MOORE WFT Est. 1886-1932.  He was born WFT Est. 1860-1897, and died WFT Est. 1892-1975.

    

Children of MYRTLE BRAKE and GEORGE MOORE are:

51.     i.  LIVING5 MOORE.

         ii.  LIVING MOORE.

 

 

26.  NANCY VELA4 SHARIT (NANCY ELIZABETH3 BIBB, CATHERINE2 BRAKE, BENNETT1) was born 25 Jan 1875 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 09 Feb 1959.  She married JOHN WESLEY LITTLE 14 Dec 1890 in Jefferson County, Al.  He was born 07 Dec 1867 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 07 Nov 1909 in Jefferson County, Al.

    

Child of NANCY SHARIT and JOHN LITTLE is:

52.     i.  BEDIE NEVADA5 LITTLE, b. 05 Sep 1894; d. 05 Feb 1992, Florida.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

27.  MARION5 CRAIG (NANCY ELIZABETH4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born WFT Est. 1887-1898, and died WFT Est. 1912-1985.  He married NELL BYRUM Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of MARION CRAIG and NELL BYRUM is:

           i.  MARION6 CRAIG, JR, b. Private.

 

 

28.  MABEL5 BRAKE (WILLIAM J.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married HUGHIE HODGES Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of MABEL BRAKE and HUGHIE HODGES are:

           i.  LIVING6 HODGES.

         ii.  LIVING HODGES.

 

 

29.  BONNIE L.5 HODGES (SARAH JANE4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 26 Sep 1894, and died WFT Est. 1911-1988.  She married MAUDIE NIBLETT.  He was born 14 Sep 1889, and died 12 Dec 1960.

    

Children of BONNIE HODGES and MAUDIE NIBLETT are:

           i.  CLUSTON MONTGOMERY6 NIBLETT, b. Private.

         ii.  CLAYBURN NIBLETT, b. Private.

        iii.  ETTA MAE NIBLETT, b. Private.

         iv.  IONIA NIBLETT, b. Private.

          v.  HANSEL NIBLETT, b. Private.

         vi.  CARRINE NIBLETT, b. Private.

 

 

30.  ROLAND5 HODGES (SARAH JANE4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  He married LYDIA HODGES Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of ROLAND HODGES and LYDIA HODGES is:

           i.  MARIE6 HODGES, b. Private.

 

 

31.  ESSIE5 HODGES (SARAH JANE4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married IRA MONTGOMERY Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of ESSIE HODGES and IRA MONTGOMERY are:

           i.  RHEBA6 MONTGOMERY.

         ii.  EUGENE MONTGOMERY, b. Private.

 

 

32.  MAUDIE5 HODGES (SARAH JANE4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married ELLIS VINES Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of MAUDIE HODGES and ELLIS VINES are:

           i.  ERSKIN6 VINES, b. Private.

         ii.  LOUISE VINES, b. Private.

 

 

33.  ANNIE5 HODGES (SARAH JANE4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married DAYTON ROBINSON Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of ANNIE HODGES and DAYTON ROBINSON are:

           i.  LIVING6 ROBINSON.

         ii.  ELWIN ROBINSON, b. Private.

 

 

34.  MARY5 HODGES (SARAH JANE4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married FONZIE JONES Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of MARY HODGES and FONZIE JONES are:

           i.  LIVING6 JONES.

         ii.  LIVING JONES.

        iii.  LIVING JONES.

         iv.  LIVING JONES.

 

 

35.  BERLIE5 BRAKE (SAMUEL JONAS4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  He married MISS HIX Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of BERLIE BRAKE and HIX is:

           i.  LIVING6 BRAKE.

 

 

36.  JAMES ERSKINE5 BRAKE (JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 1901, and died 1981.  He married MILDRED DRAKE Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of JAMES BRAKE and MILDRED DRAKE are:

53.     i.  LIVING6 BRAKE.

54.    ii.  NOVA ESTELLE BRAKE, b. Private.

        iii.  JAMES EDWARD BRAKE, b. Private.

 

 

37.  CURTIS LEE5 BRAKE (JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 11 Oct 1906 in Jefferson Co., Alabama13, and died 18 Mar 1976 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Al13.  He married RUTH KYKENDALL.  She was born 17 Sep 190914, and died Jun 1980 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL14.

    

Children of CURTIS BRAKE and RUTH KYKENDALL are:

55.     i.  LIVING6 BRAKE.

56.    ii.  LIVING BRAKE.

57.   iii.  LIVING BRAKE.

 

 

38.  THOMAS RAY5 BRAKE (JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 23 Mar 1910, and died 22 Jun 1974 in Jefferson County, Al.  He married LOUISE UPTAIN Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of THOMAS BRAKE and LOUISE UPTAIN is:

           i.  DONALD RAY6 BRAKE, b. 17 Sep 1958, Jefferson Co., Alabama15; d. 14 Jul 1982, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL15.

 

 

39.  JOHN BENNETT5 BRAKE (JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 20 Oct 1913 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 24 May 1995 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.  He married ELIZABETH DUNCAN BASS Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of JOHN BRAKE and ELIZABETH BASS is:

58.     i.  LIVING6 BRAKE.

 

 

40.  LOIS LORENE5 BRAKE (JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married EDWARD STEPHENSON Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of LOIS BRAKE and EDWARD STEPHENSON is:

           i.  LIVING6 STEPHENSON, m. LIVING NELSON.

 

 

41.  MELBA NOVALINA5 BRAKE (JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married GEORGE BENEFIELD Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of MELBA BRAKE and GEORGE BENEFIELD are:

           i.  LIVING6 BENEFIELD, m. LIVING COCHRAN.

         ii.  LIVING BENEFIELD, m. LIVING PATMON.

 

 

42.  ANICE5 HODGES (MARGARETT FRANCES4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married JOE PURDY Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of ANICE HODGES and JOE PURDY are:

           i.  LIVING6 PRUDY.

         ii.  LIVING PURDY.

        iii.  LIVING PURDY.

         iv.  LIVING PURDY.

          v.  LIVING PURDY.

         vi.  WILLIAM JOSEPH PURDY, b. Private.

       vii.  JAMES PURDY, b. Private.

 

 

43.  VERA5 HODGES (MARGARETT FRANCES4 BRAKE, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married ALBERT BRASSFIELD Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of VERA HODGES and ALBERT BRASSFIELD is:

           i.  CAROLYN JUNE6 BRASSFIELD, b. Private.

 

 

44.  CLIFTON5 GOODE (FRANCES MAGNOLA4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  He married ADDIE BLACK Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of CLIFTON GOODE and ADDIE BLACK are:

           i.  LIVING6 GOODE.

         ii.  WILBUR GOODE, b. Private.

        iii.  HAROLD GOODE, b. Private.

 

 

45.  HAYES5 FRANKLIN (MARTHA LUCINDA4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  He married WILLIE BAGLEY Private. 

    

Children of HAYES FRANKLIN and WILLIE BAGLEY are:

           i.  LIVING6 FRANKLIN.

         ii.  LIVING FRANKLIN.

 

 

46.  ESTHER5 FRANKLIN (MARTHA LUCINDA4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married JOHN MOORE Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of ESTHER FRANKLIN and JOHN MOORE are:

           i.  LIVING6 MOORE.

         ii.  LIVING MOORE.

 

 

47.  LUCILE5 FRANKLIN (MARTHA LUCINDA4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married TROY JARVIS Private.  He was born 09 Jun 191016, and died Jul 1967 in Watson, Jefferson County, Alabama16.

    

Child of LUCILE FRANKLIN and TROY JARVIS is:

           i.  LIVING6 JARVIS.

 

 

48.  ROY5 GOODE (DAISY MARTIN4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born 12 Feb 190517, and died May 1982 in Watson, Jefferson County, AL17.  He married LUCILE DAVIS Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of ROY GOODE and LUCILE DAVIS are:

           i.  LIVING6 GOODE.

         ii.  LIVING GOODE.

 

 

49.  FLORA5 GOODE (DAISY MARTIN4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married HUGH MCKINNEY Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of FLORA GOODE and HUGH MCKINNEY are:

           i.  LIVING6 MCKINNEY.

         ii.  LOUISE MCKINNEY, b. Private.

 

 

50.  WILLIE MAE5 VINES (CLAUDIA LEE4 BRAKE, JOHN W.3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married CLARENCE HARSLEY Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of WILLIE VINES and CLARENCE HARSLEY is:

           i.  LIVING6 HARSLEY.

 

 

51.  LIVING5 MOORE (MYRTLE LENA4 BRAKE, JEREMIAH LOGAN3, JOHN2, BENNETT1)  He married LIVING MOSS. 

    

Children of LIVING MOORE and LIVING MOSS are:

           i.  LIVING6 MOORE.

         ii.  LIVING MOORE.

 

 

52.  BEDIE NEVADA5 LITTLE (NANCY VELA4 SHARIT, NANCY ELIZABETH3 BIBB, CATHERINE2 BRAKE, BENNETT1) was born 05 Sep 189418, and died 05 Feb 1992 in Florida18.  She married KINARD ALVIN HARDY 04 Aug 1910.  He was born 04 Oct 189219, and died 07 May 196419.

    

Child of BEDIE LITTLE and KINARD HARDY is:

59.     i.  LILLIAN EDNA6 HARDY, b. 03 Jul 1911, Jefferson County, Al; d. 03 Sep 1966, Maine.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

53.  LIVING6 BRAKE (JAMES ERSKINE5, JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1)  He married LIVING POND. 

    

Children of LIVING BRAKE and LIVING POND are:

           i.  LIVING7 BRAKE, m. LIVING GLENN.

         ii.  LIVING BRAKE.

        iii.  LIVING BRAKE, m. LIVING WHITE.

         iv.  LIVING BRAKE.

 

 

54.  NOVA ESTELLE6 BRAKE (JAMES ERSKINE5, JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1) was born Private.  She married JOHN DANIEL TEAL Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of NOVA BRAKE and JOHN TEAL are:

           i.  LIVING7 TEAL, m. LIVING SHIELDS.

         ii.  LIVING TEAL.

 

 

55.  LIVING6 BRAKE (CURTIS LEE5, JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1)  He married LIVING MARTIN. 

    

Children of LIVING BRAKE and LIVING MARTIN are:

           i.  LIVING7 BRAKE.

         ii.  LIVING BRAKE, m. LIVING JONES.

        iii.  KELLY DENNIS BRAKE, b. 24 Mar 1957, Jefferson Co., Alabama20; d. Sep 1980, Jefferson Co., Alabama20.

 

 

56.  LIVING6 BRAKE (CURTIS LEE5, JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1)  He married LIVING TIDWELL. 

    

Children of LIVING BRAKE and LIVING TIDWELL are:

           i.  LIVING7 BRAKE.

         ii.  LIVING BRAKE.

 

 

57.  LIVING6 BRAKE (CURTIS LEE5, JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1)  She married LIVING GREEN. 

    

Child of LIVING BRAKE and LIVING GREEN is:

           i.  LIVING7 GREEN, m. LIVING NATHANSON.

 

 

58.  LIVING6 BRAKE (JOHN BENNETT5, JOHN T.4, JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM BENNETT2, BENNETT1)  He married LIVING BENSON. 

    

Children of LIVING BRAKE and LIVING BENSON are:

           i.  LIVING7 BRAKE.

         ii.  LIVING BRAKE.

 

 

59.  LILLIAN EDNA6 HARDY (BEDIE NEVADA5 LITTLE, NANCY VELA4 SHARIT, NANCY ELIZABETH3 BIBB, CATHERINE2 BRAKE, BENNETT1) was born 03 Jul 1911 in Jefferson County, Al, and died 03 Sep 1966 in Maine.  She married FORREST STROUT SMITH Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of LILLIAN HARDY and FORREST SMITH is:

           i.  LIVING7 SMITH, m. ARTHUR VICTOR SE; b. Private.

 


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