MAY

Patriarch : James David MAY and descendents

Generation 1

James David MAY, Sr. was born in about 1765 in South Carolina. James David MAY, Sr. went by the name "David."
          Supposedly, he came to Alabama in 1833. However, there were two MAY's listed as heads of household on the 1820 State Census, Conecuh County, Alabama: a David MAY and a James MAY. Could they be James David MAY Sr. and Jr.? If so, the information reflected above is disputed, because if he didn't come to Alabama until 1833, how would he show up on the 1820 Census?
          Records show he bought land in Conecuh County in 1834. His daughter Matilda and her husband John KINSAUL were living on the Tombigbee River in Marange County, Alabama in 1833. It is possible that David MAY came to visit with them and decided to relocate to Alabama. In fact, some records indicate that David MAY, Sr. lived on the Tombigbee River one year before moving to Conecuh County, Alabama The time frames coincide. However, the 1820 Census (see above) seems to indicate he was in Alabama long before 1833.

                    Children of James David MAY, Sr. are: (Generation 2)
                              i. James David MAY, Jr., b. Abt. 1795.
                              ii. Matilda MAY, b. 29 Apr 1796; m. John KINSAUL, Bef. 1833; b. Abt. 1790; d. Unknown.
                              iii. Simion MAY, b. Abt. 1797.
                              iv. William MAY, b. Abt. 1798.
                              v. Mary Elizabeth MAY, b. 1798, TN; d. 22 Apr 1871, Conecuh County, AL.
                              vi. Sarah MAY, b. 26 Mar 1803, TN; m. William Baker BOND.
                              vii. Elsie Permelia MAY, b. 11 Jul 1807, SC; d. Nov 1880, Dixie, AL.

Generation 2

Generation 2 Children of James David MAY, Sr.:

James David MAY, Jr. was born in about 1795. "Jim," as he was called, married Mollie GAMBLE. Mollie was John GAMBLE's sister. Jim was a cotton broker in Montgomery, Alabama.

                    Children of James David MAY, Jr. and Mollie GAMBLE are:
                              i. Hubbard MAY, b. Abt. 1820.
                              ii. Bessie MAY, b. Abt. 1820.
                              iii. Ethel MAY, b. Abt. 1820.
                              iv. Eldred MAY, b. Abt. 1820; lived in Montgomery, AL.

Matilda MAY was born on 29 April, 1796. She married John KINSAUL sometime before 1833. He was born in about 1790. His death date is not known.
          Matilda MAYand John KINSAUL lived on the Tombigbee River in Marengo County, Alabama. It is not known when they moved there. Matilda was 37 years old in 1833, so she must have already been married at that time and was perhaps living on the Tombigbee when her father James David MAY came to the country. Some records indicate that James David MAY, Sr. did indeed live in the area of the Tombigbee River a year before moving to Conecuh County. Perhaps he moved in with his daughter and son-in-law to get established before buying land for himself.

Simion MAY, Sr. was born in about 1797. Simion MAY and his family lived in Helicon, Alabama. One of his sons has been referred to in most records as "Sim." It has been assumed in this tree that "Sim" was really named "Simion" after his father.

                    Children of Simion MAY, Sr. are:
                              i. Ella MAY, b. Abt. 1820; d. Unknown.
                              ii. Linnie MAY, b. Abt. 1820; d. Unknown.
                              iii. Simion MAY, Jr., b. Abt. 1820; d. Unknown.

William MAY was  born in about 1798. He married Martha DENNIS. She was born About 1800. Her death date in not known. William MAY and Martha DENNIS lived in Troy, Alabama with their family after their marriage.

                    Children of William MAY and Martha DENNIS are:
                              i. Dan MAY, b. Abt. 1825; d. Unknown.
                              ii. Mattie MAY, b. Abt. 1825; d. Unknown.
                              iii. Billie MAY, b. Abt. 1825; d. Unknown.

Mary Elizabeth MAY was born in about 1798 in Tennessee and died on 22 April, 1871 in Conecuh County, Alabama. She married Josiah CLEMENTS. Josiah, who went by the name "John," was born on 01 September, 1792 in Tennessee and died on 03 November, 1840 in Tennessee. Josiah was a widower when he married Mary Elizabeth MAY. In November of 1840 he made a trek back to Tennessee to visit with his children from his first family. While on that visit he was taken ill and died. He was buried there in Tennessee.
          There seems to be a discrepancy in family documents for Mary Elizabeth MAY's birth date. Her birth year was either 1790, 1792, or 1798. Mary Elizabeth was an invalid during the Civil War. She was with her mother when the Yankees came through. The Yankees went to their smokehouse and poured out all the syrup, took the meat, and then drove off all their cattle. Mary Elizabeth's two sons, John and Henry, were both off serving in the Civil War at the time.

                    Children of Mary Elizabeth MAY and Josiah "John" CLEMENTS are: (Generation 3-1)
                              i. Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS, b. 13 May 1824, Dixie, AL; d. 29 Apr 1892, Brewton, AL.
                              ii. Matilda CLEMENTS, b. 25 Apr 1830, Dixie, AL; d. 18 Jun 1894, Brewton, AL. Matilda CLEMENTS never married.
                              iii. John CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1831; d. Unknown.
                              iv. Henry CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1832; d. Unknown.
                              v. Mary Lenora CLEMENTS, b. 07 Jun 1835, Dixie, Covington County, AL; d. 20 Dec 1903, Milton, FL.

Sarah MAY was born on 26 March, 1803 in Tennessee. She married William Baker BOND. Sarah MAY and William Baker BOND lived in Helicon, Alabama.

Elsie Permelia MAY was born on 11 July,1807 in South Carolina and died in November of 1880 in Dixie, Alabama. She married Rufus Wiley Bonaparte DIXON on 27 December, 1825 in Conecuh County, Alabama. Rufus Wiley Bonaparte DIXON, the son of Jeremiah DIXON and Elizabeth GOFF, was born 17 November, 1797 in Pitt County, North Carolina and died 02 November, 1872.
          Rufus Wiley Bonaparte DIXON and his family came from North Carolina in the early 1820's. Wiley, as he preferred to be called, did not like his first name, "Rufus", and some family notes say he had his name officially changed to Wiley Beauregard DIXON. This is unconfirmed.
          Wiley became a Captain in the 8th Brigade, 4th Division of the Alabama Militia between 1822 and 1826. In view of his leadership qualities gained from his service in the melitia, he was appointed to hold the first election in Covington County, which was held in 1825 in his sister's house (Elizabeth L. and husband Reubin DIAMOND) with 35 people casting votes.
          Wiley married Elsie Permelia MAY on 27 December, 1825. They made their home in Dixie, Alabama, and they reared 14 children during their long life together.
          In 1837 they purchased 40 acres of land in the Carolina Township. In 1854 they bought an additional 40-acre tract in the Conecuh River Township and 80 acres in the Rome community. Wiley farmed, and later built and operated a sawmill.
          In 1870 they was living south of the Conecuh River, near Dixie, which was along the line between Covington and the newly formed Escambia County. Apparently they were having some difficulty with the Escambia County officials, so Wiley requested of the state legislature citizenship in Covington County. Due to their political influence in the area, this request was granted
          Wiley died a couple of years later in 1872 and was buried in the Dixon Cemetery on his property, located in Escambia County, Alabama. Elsie passed away a few years later, and was buried on Louis Hart's place near Dixie, Alabama. NOTE: A note in my family file states Elsie passed away April 19, 1877. This information is currently unverified.
          The site of their home is the current Dixon Forestry Center, which was given to Auburn University by their descendants.

                    Children of Elsie Permelia MAY and Rufus Wiley Bonaparte DIXON are: (Generation 3-2)
                              i. Mary Elizabeth DIXON, b. 14 Nov 1826, AL; d. Abt. 1896, TX.
                              ii. David Lafayette DIXON, b. 18 Jan 1828, Mason, AL; d. 07 Sep 1857, Mason, AL; m. Sofia LOVELACE; b. Abt. 1830.
                              iii. William H. DIXON, b. 08 Apr 1829; d. 11 Jan 1864.
                              iv. Permelia Ann DIXON, b. 29 Apr 1830, AL; d. 14 Oct 1882, Santa Rosa County, FL.
                              v. Sarah DIXON, b. 19 Apr 1832, Mason, AL.
                              vi. Lucinda DIXON, b. 10 Apr 1833, Mason, Covington County, AL; d. 26 Mar 1909, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              vii. Jane DIXON, b. 18 Feb 1837, Mason, AL; d. Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              viii. Martha DIXON, b. 08 Mar 1839, Mason, AL; d. 12 Jun 1925, Mason, AL.
                              ix. Matilda DIXON, b. 22 Apr 1840, Mason, AL; d. Mason, AL; m. Noah JOHNSON, 21 Aug 1867, Conecuh County, AL; b. Abt. 1835. Matilda Burial: Mason, AL
                              x. Victoria Elizabeth DIXON, b. 24 Apr 1842, Mason, AL; d. Laurel Hill, AL.
                              xi. Wiley Adolphus DIXON, b. 29 Jan 1844, AL; m. Elizabeth GARR.
                              xii. Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON, b. 27 Jan 1846, Conecuh County, AL; d. 27 Feb 1930.
                              xiii. Elsie Helen DIXON, b. 27 Feb 1848, AL.
                              xiv. John Isaac DIXON, b. 04 Aug 1850, AL; d. 14 Feb 1944.

Generation 3

Generation 3-1  Children of Mary Elizabeth MAY and Josiah "John" CLEMENTS:

Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS was born on 13 May, 1824 in Dixie, Alabama and died 29 April, 1892 in Brewton, Alabama. She married James Stewart FOSHEE in about 1850. He was born 25 August, 1782 in either Georgia or North Carolina and died on 12 March, 1860 in McGowan Ferry, Conecuh County, Alabama.
          Casseline Amanda CLEMENTS went by the name "Cassie". James Stewart FOSHEE was a widower when he married Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS. He had married his first wife, Martha Nancy PARKER, and they had three daughters and two sons together. Cassie and James Stewart lived near Dixie, Alabama. James Stewart was wealthy, owning a saw mill as well as the farm. Cassie ran the farm and bossed everybody in the country. James Stewart FOSHEE and Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS had three children together.
          Cassie was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

                    Children of Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS and James Stewart FOSHEE are: (Generation 4-1)
                              i. James K. Polk FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1850.
                              ii. Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE, b. 08 Oct 1851, Mason, AL; d. 12 Jun 1888, Brewton, AL.
                              iii. Stewart James FOSHEE, b. 10 Jan 1851, Conecuh County, AL; d. 20 Sep 1907.

Matilda CLEMENTS was, b. 25 Apr 1830, Dixie, AL; d. 18 Jun 1894, Brewton, AL. Matilda CLEMENTS never married. She died at the home of her niece, Alice B. COLLINS-MILLER, with whom she had been living for some time. Matilda was buried in the T.R. Miller plot in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

John CLEMENTS was born in about 1831. His death date is currently unknown. He married Frances MILLER, a sister of Thomas Richard MILLER, in about 1860 in Escambia County, Alabama. Frances MILLER, the daughter of Robert MILLER and Cherry FLOYD, was born in about 1840. They lived in Escambia County, Alabama.
          During the Civil War, John served in the Confederate Army. His brother Henry served also, and they were possibly in the same unit.

                    Children of John CLEMENTS and Frances MILLER are:
                              i. Mary Jane CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                              ii. Emma CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860. An "Emma CLEMENTS" was married to a "John L. FLOYD" in Escambia County, AL on 8 Jun 1886. Not clear if related.
                              iii. Jim CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860. A "James CLEMENTS" married "Surphonia PARKER" on 18 Aug 1881 in Escambia County, AL. Unclear if this is related
                              iv. Allie CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                              v. Margaret CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860. A "Margaret CLEMENTS" married "Winfield S. BRYANT" on 10 Sep 1881 in Escambia County, AL. Unclear if related.
                              vi. Cora CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                              vii. ? CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860. This child could possibly be the "Boy" CLEMENTS reported below.
                              viii. "Boy" CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Abt. 1860. Family information indicates only a "Boy," probably meaning the child was a male stillborn.

Henry CLEMENTS was born in about 1832. His death date is not known. He married Mary MILLER, daughter of Robert MILLER and Cherry FLOYD. She was born in about 1840.
          Henry CLEMENTS and Mary MILLER, lived in Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama after their marriage. Henry served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and may have served in the same unit with his brother, John CLEMENTS. Mary MILLER was the sister of  Frances MILLER, who married Henry's brother, John, and also the sister of Thomas R. MILLER, who married Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE first, and later, after her death, Alabama "Alice" COLLINS. Mary was buried in Brewton, Alabama.

                    Children of Henry CLEMENTS and Mary MILLER are:
                              i. John CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown. A "John N. CLEMENTS" married "Mariah N. KILLINGSWORTH" on 28 Sep 1879 in Escambia County, AL. Unclear if related.
                              ii. Joe CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown. A "Joseph CLEMENTS" married "Mary FUQUA" on 2 Mar 1887 in Escambia County, AL. Unclear if related.
                              iii. Lillie CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                              iv. Billie CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                              v. Bob CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                              vi. Betty CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.

Mary Lenora CLEMENTS was born on 07 June, 1835 in Dixie, Covington County, Alabama and died on 20 December, 1903 in Milton, Florida. She married William Spencer Houston COLLINS on 10 May, 1865 in Brooklyn, Conecuh County, Alabama. William Spencer Houston COLLINS, son of John COLLINS and Mahala HOUSTON, was born 14 September, 1825 in Macon, Jefferson County, Georgia and died 17 January, 1907 in Milton, Florida.
          Soon after Spencer Houston COLLINS and his brother William D.J. (Bill) COLLINS became established in Alabama, they followed the logging business. They operated in Conecuh, Butler, and Santa Rosa counties. Later, Spencer Houston logged for Simpson & Company.
          When the Civil War broke out, Spencer Houston enlisted as a Private at Camp Lomax, in Florida, with Company C, Florida 3rd Cavalry Battalion on 09 April, 1863. He was mustered out on 24 September, 1863, and was transferred to Company E, Confederate States 15th Cavalry Regiment on 24 September, 1863. He was again mustered out on 02 January, 1864 at Mobile, Alabama.

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SPENCER H. COLLINS

"The records show that Spencer H. Collins (name not found as Wm. Spencer Houston Collins) enlisted April 9, 1863 at Camp Lomax, FL, as a Private, Co C., 3rd Battalion Florida Cavalry, C.S.A. About Sep 1863 this unit became Co B, 15th Regimental Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A. The roll of that Company for Nov and Dec 1863 shows him "absent-sick at Hospital Mobile Ala since Sep 10, 1863". The roll for Mar and Apr 1864 shows "Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of disability, Mobile, Ala, Jan 1864."

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            After the War, Spencer Houston married Mary Lenora CLEMENTS on May 10, 1865. He was forty years old, with red hair and blue eyes. Mary Lenora was thirty, with black hair and big, brown eyes. Mary Lenora was a very smart, thrifty woman, who helped her husband and sons with the farm and grist mill. She practiced the Universalist Religion. In her old age she was badly drawn with rheumatism.The two of them lived at a place in Santa Rosa County, Florida now called Munson, not far from Milton. They had accumulated little property, but they homesteaded a piece of land and built a home. Their first two children, Alice Bell and John Houston, were born here.
          The family lived on about ten dollars per month. They made their own sugar and soap, and they had cows and chickens. At that time a side of meat could be bought for 4 to 6 cents a pound and a peck of coffee was around a dollar. They didn't spend much money because they just didn't have any.
          When Spencer Houston moved to Milton in about 1872, he acquired an old mill site. His house was only about three hundred yards from the grist mill on a tract that consisted of about 171 acres. The mill site was on Collins Mill Creek. The platt of the town of Milton shows this creek.
          There he ran the grist mill and farmed. He did grinding for the stores and logging camps. He would crack the corn and take the toll out and carry it back. He furnished the stores with feedstuffs.
          He also operated a meat market. He owned a considerable number of cattle. He eventually sold the cattle to one of his nephews for $1700.00. This large amount of money (for the times) was paid in $20.00 gold pieces that had all been buried in fruit jars in a horse stall.
          Henry Cody (Bud) and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) were born here, and Spencer Gilbert (Babe) was born near here.
          The children of Spencer Houston and Mary Lenora went to school about three-months in the year. The rest of the time they had to help with the work on the farm. while Alice was in school she also helped milk about thirty cows each morning.
          Spencer Houston was a devout Methodist. Even though he and William D.J. were in business together, Spencer Houston would not permit his children to associate with William D.J.'s family. He felt that William D.J. was a bad influence because of his hell-raising. William D.J. was a drinker and lived a riotous life. Spencer Houston did not approve of the way his brother or his family lived so the two families had little to do with each other. Later on Henry Cody COLLINS, son of Spencer Houston, said, "My Uncle and his family were not such bad folks, but they lived in a rough country and that influenced their lives."
          Mary Lenora's death has been reported as either 20 Dec 1903 or 1905. She was buried in the Collins family plot in the Milton Cemetery.

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Death of Mrs. S. H. COLLINS

          Mrs. Lenora Collins, wife of Spencer H. Collins, died Sunday evening at the family home, of apoplexy. Mrs. Collins had been precariously ill for two weeks during which death was momentarily expected.
          Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Spencer H. Collins and five children, all grown: Mrs. T.R. Miller, Mrs. M.K. Huggins, John H. Collins, Henry C. Collins, and Spencer G. Collins.
          Mrs. Collins exhibited in her life the two best traits in the type of truest womanhood: love for her home and family. In the latter she took much pride, living with them in the pleasure of successes and consoling and making their sorrows less poignant.
          Mrs. Collins was quiet and unselfish and her thoughtfulness, kind words and genial hospitality for acquaintances and those she loved, even in the smallest things of life, made a homecoming a joy to her children and a visit a pleasure to strangers.
          The funeral service was held at the family home at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Reverend. N. R. Hammer, assisted by Rev. Smiley, officiating.
          The remains were laid in the Milton Cemetery in the family plot.
          Requiscit in pace.

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          William Spencer Houston COLLINS' died just a few years after Mary Lenora, on 7 January, 1907. He joined Mary Lenora in Milton Cemetery, where they would spend eternity together as they had in life.

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DEATH OF S. H. COLLINS

          Spencer Houston Collins, an old and highly respected citizen of Santa Rosa County, died at the residence of his son, S. G. Collins Monday, January 7.
          Mr. Collins was born in Jefferson County, Georgia, Sept. 14, 1825, and was at the time of his death in the 82nd year of his life.
          On May 10th, 1865, he was joined in marriage near Brooklyn, Ala., to Miss. Mary Lenora Clements, who proved a loving and faithful helpmate to him for many years, and preceeded him to the land beyond the sky about five years ago.
          He came to this place about 1872, and went into the grist mill business, which he continued until he became too feeble for active business, which he did several months ago. He has been unable to leave the house for several months and while all was done for his recovery, age and weakness were against him.
          Mr. Collins served the last two years of the war as a member of Company E, of the 15th Confederate Cavalry, and was a faithful soldier.
          He had been a member of the Masonic Order for about thirty-eight years, and was as faithful a member as he was faithful in all else he undertook.
          He leaves five children: Mrs. T.R. Miller, of Brewton, AL., John H. And Mrs. M.K. Huggins, of Opp, Henry C., and Spencer G., of this city– all married except Henry C. There are also ten grandchildren.
          The interment was at Milton Cemetery, conducted by the Masons, who were out in almost full force. The Confederate veterans were the honorary pall bearers. The procession was about the largest ever seen in Milton thus attesting the esteem in which he was held by all.

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                    Children of Mary Lenora CLEMENTS and William Spencer Houston COLLINS are: (Generation 4-2)
                              i. Alice Bell COLLINS, b. 05 May 1887, Pine Level, Munson, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 27 Nov 1941, Brewton, AL.
                              ii. John Houston COLLINS, b. 16 May 1868, Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 22 Dec 1937, Milton, FL.
                              iii. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, b. 28 Feb 1869, Milton, FL; d. 30 May 1936, Little Rock, AR.
                              iv. Spencer Houston COLLINS, b. 18 Aug 1872, Milton, FL; d. 25 Oct 1873. Spencer Houston COLLINS only lived for a year after birth.
                              v. Henry Cody COLLINS, b. 08 Feb 1874, Milton, FL; d. 26 Aug 1942.
                              vi. Spencer Gilbert COLLINS, b. 16 May 1878, Viney Branch, Milton, FL; d. 11 Sep 1931, Milton, FL.

Generation 3-2  Children of Elsie Permelia MAY and Rufus Wiley Bonaparte DIXON:

Mary Elizabeth DIXON was born on 14 November, 1826 in Alabama and died in about 1896 in Texas. She married Isaac Wesley BLACKSHEAR in Conecuh County, Alabama. He was born 31 March, 1818 in Washington County, Georgia and died in about 1890.

                    Children of Mary Elizabeth DIXON and Isaac Wesley BLACKSHEAR are:
                              i. Alex Chilton BLACKSHEAR.
                              ii. Edd BLACKSHEAR.
                              iii. Jenny BLACKSHEAR.
                              iv. John W. BLACKSHEAR.
                              v. Magnolia BLACKSHEAR.
                              vi. Melissay BLACKSHEAR, m. ? OWENS.
                              vii. William A. BLACKSHEAR, b. 1847.
                              viii. Wesley BLACKSHEAR, b. 1849.
                              ix. Mary A. BLACKSHEAR; b. abt. 1850
                              x. Josephine E. BLACKSHEAR, b. 1851; d. Santa Clara County, CA; m. John B. MILLER.
                              xi. Andrew BLACKSHEAR, b. 1854.
                              xii. Malinda W. BLACKSHEAR, b. 03 Jul 1857; m. ? GLASS.
                              xiii. Caroline BLACKSHEAR, b. 1859; m. ? MEACHAM.
                              xiv. Elizabeth A. BLACKSHEAR, b. 11 Mar 1863.
                              xv. Ernest Lee BLACKSHEAR, b. 22 Oct 1864.
                              xvi. Elijah W. BLACKSHEAR, b. 29 Jul 1868.

David Lafayette DIXON was born on 18 January, 1828 in Mason, Alabama and died on 07 September, 1857 in Mason, Alabama. He married Sofia LOVELACE. She was born in about 1830. Some records indicate Sofia's first name was spelled "Sohia." Is Sohia (Sofia) LOVELACE any kin to the George LOVELACE who married David Lafayette DIXON's sister, Victoria?

William H. DIXON was born on 08 April, 1829 and died  on11 January, 1864. He married Sophia ?. She was born in 1839.

                    Child of William H. DIXON and Sophia ? is:
                              i. William DIXON, b. Nov 1859. Possibly a Jr.

Permelia Ann DIXON was born on 29 April, 1830 in Alabama and died on 14 October, 1882 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. She married William Decatur Josephus COLLINS in about 1848. William D.J. COLLINS, son of John COLLINS and Mahala HOUSTON, was born on 06 December, 1821 in North Carolina and died 19 March, 1893 in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
          Permelia Ann DIXON's alternate name from some sources was "Pamela Amelia" DIXON. Permelia Ann DIXON's death date has been reported in various family documents as 14 October, 1882; 17 May 1883; and Jan 20, 1903. As William D.J. COLLINS remarried to Sarah Lagrande Compton ETHERIDGE some time before 1893 when he died, and it can be safely assumed that he and Permelia were married until her death, the 1903 date can safely be eliminated.
          Soon after William D. J. and his brother Spencer Houston COLLINS became established in Alabama, they followed the logging business. They operated in Conecuh, Butler, and Santa Rosa counties. Even though William D.J. and Spencer Houston were in business together, Spencer Houston would not permit his children to associate with William D.J.'s family. He felt that William D.J. was a bad influence because of his hell-raising. William D.J. was a drinker and lived a riotous life. Spencer Houston did not approve of the way his brother or his family lived so the two families had little to do with each other. Later on Henry Cody COLLINS, son of Spencer Houston, said his "uncle and his family were not such bad folks, but they lived in a rough country and that influenced their lives."
          William D.J. was known as a rascally kind of fellow. He would take any chance when it came to money or danger. He went with his father-in-law, Wiley DIXON, to Illinois to attempt to get back James David MAY, Jr.'s (Jim) freed slaves. He received $200.00 for his help. Although Wiley and Bill failed in the venture, they did succeed in getting themselves into a lot of trouble, and they had many adventures and narrow escapes before they finally made it back to Alabama.
          William Decatur Josephus COLLINS (William D.J., or Bill) married Permelia Ann (Amelia) DIXON, the daughter of Elsie Permelia MAY and Wiley DIXON. Permelia Ann (Amelia) was first cousin of Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS. They lived in and around Dixie, Alabama.
          There is a discrepancy in the birth dates between William Decatur Josephus COLLINS and his sister Jane Elizabeth COLLINS. Jane has been reportedly born on 11 Oct 1821, and William D.J. was born on 6 Dec 1821. These dates are too close to each other to be accurate. Research is needed.
          William D.J. COLLINS and Permelia Ann DIXON-COLLINS were both buried in Berryhill-Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Children of Permelia Ann DIXON and William Decatur Josephus COLLINS are: (Generation 4-3)
                              i. James Washington COLLINS, b. 14 Oct 1849, Conecuh County, AL; d. 19 Oct 1933, Escambia County, FL.
                              ii. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, b. 28 Jul 1851, Conecuh County, AL; d. 08 Sep 1868. Burial: Milton, FL
                              iii. Sarah Frances COLLINS, b. 06 Mar 1854; d. 20 Jun 1885.
                              iv. Anne Laura COLLINS, b. 11 May 1856, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 24 Mar 1941, Demming, NM.
                              v. Spencer Houston COLLINS, b. 06 Apr 1858, Conecuh County, AL; d. Dec 1863. Died when only five years old.
                              vi. Mahala J. COLLINS, b. 23 Sep 1859, FL; d. Unknown; m. William Taylor MOORE, 20 Dec 1887, Santa Rosa County, FL; b. Abt. 1855.
                              vii. William J. COLLINS, b. 02 Dec 1861, FL; d. 27 Dec 1892, Milton, FL.
                              viii. Matilda COLLINS, b. 20 Oct 1864, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. Unknown; m. (1) Aaron MORRELL; m. (2) J. R. WARD, Aft. 1885.
                              ix. Robert Edward Lee COLLINS, b. 24 Nov 1865, Brooklyn, AL; d. 02 Dec 1916, Munson, FL.
                              x. Samuel Houston COLLINS, b. 25 Jan 1867, AL; d. Unknown.

Sarah DIXON was born on 19 April, 1832 in Mason, Alabama.

Lucinda DIXON was born on 10 April, 1833 in Mason, Covington County, Alabama and died 26 March, 1909 in Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama. She married George ROBINSON, Sr. on 20 Janury, 1856 in Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama. He was born 14 September, 1796 in South Carolina and died 18 June, 1875 in Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama. Lucinda's husband's name has also been reported as John ROBINSON. It is possible she was married twice, to brothers, or that her husbands first and middle names were John George or George John. Lucinda was buried in Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama.

                    Children of Lucinda DIXON and George ROBINSON are: (Generation 4-4)
                              i. Susan ROBINSON, b. 1857, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 07 Mar 1862, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              ii. Margaret A. ROBINSON, b. 03 Jan 1859, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 1931, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              iii. John D. ROBINSON, Sr., b. 03 Oct 1860, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 23 Dec 1939, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              iv. Wiley Beauregard ROBINSON, b. 12 Apr 1862, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 23 May 1943, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              v. George ROBINSON, Jr., b. 30 Nov 1864, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 28 Mar 1922; m. Emma N. TISDALE; b. 17 Mar 1873; d. 18 Sep 1956.
                              vi. Joseph K. ROBINSON, b. 10 Mar 1867, Paul, AL; d. 14 Aug 1950, Florala, AL; m. Mittie McLELLON, 1890; b. 20 Mar 1870, Paul, AL; d. 18 Jan 1939, Florala, AL.
                              vii. William A. ROBINSON, b. 15 May 1868, Paul, AL; d. Apr 1949, Paul, AL; m. Katie THAMES, 1899; b. 23 Aug 1881; d. 11 Jun 1960, Paul, AL.
                              viii. Charles T. ROBINSON, b. 05 Nov 1869, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 16 Aug 1938, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              ix. David E. ROBINSON, b. 27 Apr 1873, Paul, AL; d. Paul, AL; m. (1) Allie BENNETT; m. (2) Allie HOOKS; m. (3) Susie TAYLOR.

Jane DIXON was born 18 February, 1837 in Mason, Alabama and died in Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama. She married (1) Richard Henry WEBB in about 1857. He was born in 1835. She married (2) Robert MILLER later in life and had no children from that union. Jane DIXON is buried in Paul, Alabama.

                    Children of Jane DIXON and Richard Henry WEBB are: (Generation 4-5)
                              i. Matilda WEBB, b. 13 Oct 1861; d. 09 Mar 1954, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
                              ii. Rosetta WEBB, b. 1865.
                              iii. Eufamia WEBB, b. 1867; d. Aft. 1930.
                              iv. Harry WEBB, b. 1871.

Martha DIXON was born on 08 March, 1839 in Mason, Alabama and died on 12 June, 1925 in Mason, Alabama. She married William A. WADE in about 1858. William A. WADE, the son of Isaac WADE and Mary ?, was born in about 1835. Martha DIXON was buried in Mason, Alabama. William A. WADE served during the Civil War with Company E, 38th Alabama Infantry.

                    Children of Martha DIXON and William A. WADE are: (Generation 4-6)
                              i. Isaac WADE, b. 1859, AL; d. Unk.
                              ii. Sarah WADE, b. 1861; d. Bef. 1910.
                              iii. William N. WADE, b. Mar 1861; d. Feb 1936.
                              iv. Alan WADE, b. 1868; d. Bef. 1910.
                              v. Mary WADE, b. 1870; d. Bef. 1910.
                              vi. Rachel WADE, b. 29 Jul 1870; d. 14 Mar 1914.
                              vii. Margaret WADE, b. Jan 1872.   (((39)))
                              viii. John WADE, b. Mar 1874; d. 1900; m. Lula Belle WARD; b. Apr 1889.
                              ix. Victoria WADE, b. Apr 1877; m. Newton C. WALTERS, 1905; b. 1843, Stewart County, GA; d. 19 Jun 1921, Conecuh County, AL.

Matilda DIXON was, b. 22 Apr 1840, Mason, AL; d. Mason, AL; m. Noah JOHNSON, 21 Aug 1867, Conecuh County, AL; b. Abt. 1835. Matilda Burial: Mason, AL.

Victoria Elizabeth DIXON was born on 24 April, 1842 in Mason, Alabama and died in Laurel Hill, Alabama. She married George Wesley LOVELACE. He was born on 25 June, 1838 in South Carolina and died in 1911 in Covington County, Alabama. Victoria Elizabeth DIXON was buried in Laurel Hill, Alabama.

                    Children of Victoria Elizabeth DIXON and George Wesley LOVELACE are:
                              i. Lora A. LOVELACE, b. Abt. 1870, Covington County, AL.
                              ii. Leatha LOVELACE.
                              iii. Sarah A. LOVELACE, b. 1869.
                              iv. James Wesley LOVELACE, b. 1870; d. 1943; m. Mary V. BURKE.
                              v. Luther D. LOVELACE, b. 1880.
                              vi. Sally Liladella LOVELACE, b. 1886; m. John D. GARVIN.

Wiley Adolphus DIXON was, b. 29 Jan 1844, AL; m. Elizabeth GARR.

Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON was born 27 January, 1846 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died 27 February, 1930. He married (1) Sally Tempe McGOWIN, daughter of James McGOWIN and Eliza STRAUGHN. She was born 25 June, 1854 and died 12 April, 1880. He married (2) Mary Agnes McGOWIN on 08 January, 1884. Mary Agnes, the daughter of James McGOWIN and Martha GHENT, was born 08 July, 1866 and died 04 April, 1954.
          The Dixon family migrated to South Alabama in the early 1800's from North Carolina. The Dixons were inventive and very industrious. With towering pines and oaks everywhere, they saw the value in timber, thus laying the foundation that was to eventually become the giant forestry empire run by the Dixon Clan.
          Civil War records indicate Napoleon Bonepart  DIXON entered service in February, 1863 at Pollard, Alabama, enlisting in Company I, 15th Confederate Cavalry as a Private. He served until April of 1865. He was in the battle at Mount Pleasant, Alabama the day Lee surrendered.
          Online research discovered a "N.B. Dixon" was married in Escambia County, Alabama on 23 September, 1882 to a "Fannie FEAGIN." His marriage to a "Aggie McGOWIN" was also recorded there. The Fannie FEAGAN marriage needs further research. Additionally, an unverified posting online indicated that a "Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON" was the father of a "Sally BARROW." This needs research as well.
          Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON and Mary Agnes McGOWIN are both buried in Dixon Cemetery, Escambia County, Alabama.

                    Children of Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON and Sally Tempe McGOWIN are:
                              i. Eliza Elsie DIXON, b. 19 Apr 1874; d. 02 Apr 1913; m. Robert Alexander BONIFAY.
                              ii. Wiley Lewis DIXON, b. 07 Feb 1877; d. 30 Oct 1903.
                              iii. Sallie Bernice DIXON, b. 1878; d. 1942; m. John H. BARROW.

                    Children of Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON and Mary Agnes McGOWIN are: (Generation 4-7)
                              iv. Florence DIXON, b. 10 Apr 1885; d. 1973.
                              v. Jesse DIXON, b. 1886; d. 1963.
                              vi. Nell DIXON, b. 27 Aug 1889; d. 1973.
                              vii. Charles DIXON, b. 1893; d. 1976.
                              viii. Fred DIXON, b. 01 Aug 1896; d. 11 Oct 1918.
                              ix. Solon DIXON, b. 1902, Andalusia, AL; d. Aft. 1984; m. (1) Ellie GUNTER; b. 1905; d. 1971; m. (2) Martha WHALEY.

Elsie Helen DIXON was born on 27 February, 1848 in Alabama.

John Isaac DIXON was born 04 August, 1850 in Alabama and died 14 February, 1944. He married Sallie HART. She was born 07 October, 1844 and died 15 September, 1929.

                    Children of John Isaac DIXON and Sallie HART are:
                              i. Charlie DIXON, b. 1871.
                              ii. Mary DIXON, b. 1872.
                              iii. John DIXON, b. 1874.
                              iv. Bessie DIXON, b. 1878.

Generation 4

Generation 4-1  Children of Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS and James Stewart FOSHEE:

James K. Polk FOSHEE was born in about 1850. Not much is known about James from my family files. An unverified handwritten note indicates that James K. Polk FOSHEE moved to Texas.

Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE was born on 08 October, 1851 in Mason, Alabama and died 12 June, 1888 in Brewton, Alabama. She married Thomas Richard MILLER on 15 September, 1868 in Conecuh County, Alabama. Thomas Richard MILLER was the son of Robert MILLER and Cherry FLOYD. He was born on 07 April, 1843 in Brooklyn; Dixie, Conecuh County, Alabama and died on 23 May, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia.
          Thomas Richard MILLER was born in a community on the old Three Notch Road, 5 miles south of Dixie, in Conecuh County, Alabama, an area that is now part of Escambia County, Alabama. Thomas Richard MILLER, known by his friends as simply, "T.R.," was the son of Cherry Ann FLOYD and Robert MILLER.
          T.R. served in the CSA as a Private, entering into service in September, 1861 at Milton, Florida in Company E, 15th Confederate Cavalry. He served until May of 1865, when he was paroled at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

War Record from the War Department, Washington, D.C.

T.R. MILLER

          The records show that T.R. Miller, Private, Company K, The Georgia and Mississippi Regiment of Volunteers, also known as Company K, 36th (Villepique’s) Georgia Infantry, subsequently Company K, 1st Confederate Infantry, C.S.A., enlisted Sep 17, 1861 at Milton, FL for 12 months. The muster roll of Co. K, 1st Confederate Infantry for January and February 1862 shows him present. This Company was assigned to the 3rd Battalion Florida Cavalry about March 1862. The muster roll of Company C, 3rd Bn. Florida Cavalry for April 30 to August 31, 1863 shows him present. The Regt. Was consolidated with other Regiments and became the 15th Confederate Cavalry C.S.A..Co. C., becoming Co. E. 15th Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A. The 15th Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A. completed its organization about Sep 24, 1863. The muster roll for May and Jun 1864, last roll on file, shows him present.
          Union Prisoner of War Records show that he was captured in Escambia County, Florida, November 17, 1864; was received at Ship Island, MS., Dec 13, 1864 and was transferred to Vicksburgh, MS on May 1, 1865. A duplicate of the transfer roll (which is incomplete) bears the following indorsement: “Headquarters Exchange of Prisoners, Camp Townsend, May 6, 1865. Received on parole the prisoners described on this roll - - H.A.M. Henderson, Lt. Col. & asst. Com’r Exchange, C.S.A.” No later record has been found.

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          When T.R. MILLER returned home after the war there was much desolation as in all parts of the South. Although he was twenty-two years old and a grown young man, he went without shoes.
          He began getting out hewn timber as his first lumber experience. He would farm through the farming season and would then get out hewn timber after he had laid by his crops. He would raft his timber to Ferry Pass and Pensacola. Often he would walk back home to keep from having to spend any money for the return trip.
          In 1866, the dashing young T.R. MILLER, 23 years old, married Miss Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE. It had been a romance that was not championed by everyone - most especially, Mary Elizabeth's parents! T.R. and Mary Elizabeth compounded the problem by running off to get married. It took another member of the family... a sister of his new mother-in-law, in fact... to soothe the ruffled feathers and allow his final acceptance into the family.
          T.R. and Mary Elizabeth lived in Brewton, Alabama. As he was a very industrious and hard-working man, T.R. became quite successful.
          Mary Elizabeth died in 1888 and was buried in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Alco, Alabama. Her headstone reads: "Miller, Mary E., wife of Thomas R. Miller, b. 8 Oct 1850; d. 12 Jun 1888." In the same area of the cemetery there is a grave for her daughter, Minnie Inez, and another unmarked grave that could be associated with her family. Although her tombstone has her death year as 1888, some family documents give it as 1889. Research needed.
          After the death of Mary Elizabeth, T.R. waited about 18 months and then married Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS, who had been a close friend of theirs. He was 48 and Alabama COLLINS was 22. The two of them continued living in his home in Brewton.

(((Article from The Standard Gauge, Brewton, Ala, Oct 9, 1890)))

MILLER-COLLINS--- A Notable Wedding.

          Mr T. R. Miller of Brewton, one of Escambia's leading business men is married to Miss Alice Collins, an accomplished young lady, of Milton, Florida.
          The leading social event of this week was the grand reception given last night at the residence of Mr. T. R. Miller, in honor of his marriage to Miss Alice Collins.
          The wedding took place Wednesday morning at the home of the bride in Milton, in the presence of a few invited guests. The groom left in the company with Messrs. A. M. McGowin, Jr. and J. M. Smith, who acted as groomsmen. The party returned by carriage Wednesday evening, and repaired to the handsome residence of Mr. Miller. The reception took place at night.
          A large number of friends were present to wish the happy couple a long and happy life. Misses Virgie Cushman and Mary Robinson accompanied the bridal party to Brewton. The refreshments immediately after the marriage and before the couple left for home, were pronounced by one of the party simply grand.
          The bride is a charming and accomplished lady, and was attired in a beautiful evening costume. The groom is in the prime of middle life, and besides his beautiful bride was the picture of health, happiness, and manly vigor.
          The occasion was most pleasant to all present. An elaborate supper was served in recherche style, of which we cannot attempt even a description.
          The Brewton Orchestra was engaged to furnish music for the occasion and discoursed it most bewitchingly throughout the evening, to which many tripped the light fantastic toe to their hearts content.
          The crowd dispersed at a very late hour, with many kind wishes for the bride and groom in which the Gauge wishes to join.

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          Thomas Richard MILLER passed away on 23 May, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia. His body was returned to his home and he was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

                    Children of Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE and Thomas Richard MILLER are:
                              i. James Edward MILLER, b. Abt. 1869.
                              ii. George MILLER, b. Abt. 1870. A Mr. G. L. MILLER married a Miss Adeline CRAVEY on 06 Dec 1896. Unverified relationship.
                              iii. Lizzie MILLER, b. Abt. 1870.
                              iv. Margaret MILLER, b. Abt. 1870.
                              v. Mark MILLER, b. 03 Aug 1877; d. 02 Dec 1913. Burial: Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              vi. Thomas Jefferson MILLER, b. 11 Jan 1873; d. 14 Mar 1927. Burial: Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              vii. Henry MILLER, b. Oct 1881.
                              viii. Daisy MILLER, b. Mar 1884.
                              ix. Alice MILLER, b. May 1886.
                              x. Minnie Inez MILLER, b. 21 Apr 1888; d. 02 Aug 1889. Buried next to her mother in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Alco, AL.

Stewart James FOSHEE was born on 10 January, 1851 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died 20 September, 1907. He married Matilda Catherine McGOWIN in September of 1869. Matilda, the daughter of Samuel McGOWIN and Martha MASON, was born 05 February, 1851 and died 30 December, 1908 in Brewton, Alabama.  Stewart James FOSHEE and Matilda Catherine McGOWIN lived their entire lives together in Brewton, Alabama.

(((article from "Memorial Record of Alabama", Vol. I, p. 965-966 Published by Brant & Fuller (1893) Madison, WI)))

          Stewart James FOSHEE, a prominent lumber manufacturer, a son of James and Amanda (Clements) FOSHEE, was a native of Alabama, born in the county of Conecuh, on the 10th day of January, 1851.
          Stewart's father was born in Georgia in 1798, and followed planting and lumbering all his life. He in fact became quite wealthy, owning at the time of his death in 1861, several plantations and valuable lumber interests. He was twice married; first to Martha PARKER, who died, leaving three children, and afterward to Amanda CLEMENTS. The issue of the second marriage was also three children: James K. P., Mary Elizabeth foshee-miller, and Stewart James.
          Stewart lived with his mother on the home place until his eighteenth year. At eighteen he embarked in life for himself, marrying, in 1869, Matilda, daughter of Alexander McGOWIN.
          Immediately after his marriage, Stewart engaged in agricultural pursuits, which he followed with varied success for four years. Then he abandoned the farm and began logging, which he continued for a period of about two years.
          His next venture was in the hewn timber business which he followed with encouraging success till 1880, at which time he formed a partnership in the timber and lumber trade with J. R. MILLER, which, under the firm name of Miller & Foshee, continued for one year. Then Stewart decided to retire.
          Retirement was not at all to his liking, so he became associated in the lumber business with J. M. CLEMENTS, under the firm name of Foshee & Clements. Messrs. MILLER, CLEMENTS & FOSHEE erected a large mill in Escambia county, which was operated quite extensively under their joint management, from 1883 till 1888. In the year 1888 the firm became known as Miller, Foshee & Lindsay.
          In 1887 Stewart, in partnership with Mr. Miller, purchased an interest in the large lumber and timber firm of Blacksher Brothers, but Stewart disposed of his share in 1891 and became identified with Sowell, Foshee & Company. This was one of the largest plants in Escambia county, and it did a very extensive business. The reputation of the firm for honest dealing extended far beyond the limits of Alabama.
          Stewart James FOSHEE was a notable type of the successful self-made man. He began the struggle of life with few advantages but by diligent application to his business and good management, has succeeded in accumulating a comfortable share of the world's goods and was regarded as one of the solid financial men of southern Alabama. Politically, he always supported the democratic party, but he personally never aspired for official honors.

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          Matilda Catherine McGOWIN and her husband Stewart James FOSHEE lived in Brewton, Alabama. Both are buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

                    Children of Stewart James FOSHEE and Matilda Catherine McGOWIN are: (Generation 5-1)
                              i. William Edward FOSHEE, b. 08 Oct 1873; d. 21 Jul 1935.
                              ii. Lewis James FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1870.
                              iii. Peter Mason FOSHEE, b. 12 Oct 1875; d. 03 Feb 1914; m. Ella DOWNING; b. 08 Feb 1882; d. 18 Jan 1960.
                              iv. Martha FOSHEE, b. 14 Feb 1877; d. 10 Apr 1953; m. Menzo Percy WATSON; b. 30 Oct 1873; d. 25 Nov 1920.
                              v. Samuel Stewart FOSHEE, b. 30 Jan 1879; d. 23 Sep 1922.
                              vi. John David FOSHEE, b. 26 Sep 1880; d. 02 Sep 1922.
                              vii. Mary FOSHEE, b. 07 Jul 1882; d. 05 Jan 1937; m. ? PEIRCE.
                              viii. Clyde FOSHEE, b. 13 Apr 1884; d. 05 Feb 1905; m. John CUNNINGHAM, Jr.
                              ix. Eugene FOSHEE, b. 10 Sep 1888; d. 23 Sep 1888.
                              x. Erasmus Manford FOSHEE, b. Oct 1891; d. Oct 1891.
                              xi. Georgia FOSHEE, b. 09 Jun 1887; d. 12 Aug 1954; m. (1) Peter Abbot McGOWIN, Abt. 1910; b. 06 Aug 1882; d. 09 Jan 1922; m. (2) Zeft WATSON, Abt. 1922.
                              xii. Lzwrence Ber FOSHEE.

Generation 4-2  Children of Mary Lenora CLEMENTS and William Spencer Houston COLLINS: (See also COLLINS page)

Alice Bell COLLINS was born 05 May, 1887 in Pine Level, Munson, Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 27 November, 1941 in Brewton, Alabama. She married Thomas Richard MILLER on 08 October, 1890 in Milton, Florida. Thomas Richard MILLER, the son of Robert MILLER and Cherry FLOYD, was born 07 April, 1843 in Brooklyn; Dixie, Conecuh County, Alabama and died 23 May, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia.
          Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS was born in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida, near the present town of Munson. Pine Level was a logging camp. There is some confusion over her name. Some sources refer to her as Alabama and some as Alice Bell. Almost all sources agree she was called Alice.
          Soon after she was born, Alice's mother (Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS) took Alice to visit with her grandmother (Mary Elizabeth MAY-CLEMENTS) who lived where the present day settlement of Dixie, Alabama is located. This was the first time Alice's mother had been home since Alice had been born.
          When Alice was just a baby her mother would put her on a straw pallet in the field as she worked on the farm.
          Alice and her siblings went to school about three months a year. The rest of the time they had to help on the family farm. As the oldest, Alice had to help with the milking of thirty cows each morning, even when attending school.
          Alice's father got together enough money to send Alice and her brother John to school in Birmingham, Alabama. Alice attended Massey Business College there.
          After graduating, Alice and her sister Betty taught school for $25.00 per month. While teaching, they remodeled the family home with their earnings.
          Alice taught school in the Jay community, better known as the Penton settlement. She also taught near McDavid, Florida. It was in McDavid she became friends with the McMillan, McDavid and McCaskill families.
          During the week when she taught school Alice boarded near her school. It wasn't expensive, but it was difficult. There were times when the places she boarded had only potatoes and black coffee for breakfast.
          On the weekends her brother Henry would come and get her. He would arrive on Friday evening, spend the night, and then take her home on Saturday. It was a 20 mile trip and it took nearly all day to get home.
          According to Henry Cody Collins, In those days young people would go to dances and the young men would sometimes drink a little whiskey and gamble. One of Alice's earliest sweethearts was John Allen, her brother "Babe's" brother-in-law. Of course, Alice's father wouldn't allow his girls to go out with boys very often.
          Alice did go once to visit with her cousin, Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE-MILLER and her husband Thomas Richard (T.R.) MILLER. They all became very good friends and Mary Elizabeth even asked Alice to stay and tutor their children. She did stay for one season, in 1888. This was the same year that Mary Elizabeth died.
          T.R. waited about 18 months before he proposed marriage to Alice. She, of course, accepted.
          T. R. MILLER had been a handsome, dashing youth of 23 when he had run off and married Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE. That had caused a problem with the Foshee family. As Alice's mother was the sister of Cassaline (Cassie) FOSHEE, his new mother-in-law, he was hoping Mary Lenora would come with him to help smooth things out.
          T.R. and his new bride were both on horseback. He had Mary Lenora ride with his wife and he took Alice in his arms on his mount. Little did Thomas Richard MILLER and Alice Bell COLLINS suspect that day twenty-two years earlier when T.R. had held little Alice in his arms on horseback it would be repeated now as man and wife!
          They planned to marry at 9am on October 8, 1890, but it stormed so badly they had to postpone it until 11am. Alice must have looked beautiful in her white taffeta dress!
          They were attended by Virgie CUSHMAN, Mary ROBINSON and Dell WILLIAMS of Brewton, and John Morgan SMITH, Alex McGOWIN and, of course, her brother John COLLINS, all of Milton.
          After the wedding they drove through the country to Brewton, stopping at Cold Water Creek for a picnic lunch.
          T.R. MILLER was a man of means and had made arrangements for a big wedding supper. Mr. Ed LOVELACE, Mr. Gid FRIERSON, Mrs. Sallie Boykin FORBES had charge. The men bought elaborate refreshments in Mobile, and the supper was grand and costly, for those days.

(((Article from The Standard Gauge, Brewton, Ala, Oct 9, 1890)))

MILLER-COLLINS--- A Notable Wedding.

          Mr T. R. Miller of Brewton, one of Escambia's leading business men is married to Miss Alice Collins, an accomplished young lady, of Milton, Florida.
          The leading social event of this week was the grand reception given last night at the residence of Mr. T. R. Miller, in honor of his marriage to Miss Alice Collins.
          The wedding took place Wednesday morning at the home of the bride in Milton, in the presence of a few invited guests. The groom left in the company with Messrs. A. M. McGowin, Jr. and J. M. Smith, who acted as groomsmen. The party returned by carriage Wednesday evening, and repaired to the handsome residence of Mr. Miller. The reception took place at night.
          A large number of friends were present to wish the happy couple a long and happy life. Misses Virgie Cushman and Mary Robinson accompanied the bridal party to Brewton. The refreshments immediately after the marriage and before the couple left for home, were pronounced by one of the party simply grand.
          The bride is a charming and accomplished lady, and was attired in a beautiful evening costume. The groom is in the prime of middle life, and besides his beautiful bride was the picture of health, happiness, and manly vigor.
          The occasion was most pleasant to all present. An elaborate supper was served in recherche style, of which we cannot attempt even a description.
          The Brewton Orchestra was engaged to furnish music for the occasion and discoursed it most bewitchingly throughout the evening, to which many tripped the light fantastic toe to their hearts content.
          The crowd dispersed at a very late hour, with many kind wishes for the bride and groom in which the Gauge wishes to join.

(((end of article)))

          T.R. MILLER died on 23 May, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia. His body was returned to his home in Brewton and he was laid to rest there in Union Cemetery. Alice Bell COLLINS lived until 1941, at which time she rejoined T.R. in Union Cemetery.

                    Children of Alice Bell COLLINS and Thomas Richard MILLER are: (Generation 5-2)
                              i. Iva Lee MILLER, b. 15 Jul 1891, Brewton, AL; d. 25 Jun 1965, Brewton, AL.
                              ii. John Richard MILLER, b. Mar 1894; d. 1949, Brewton, AL.
                              iii. David Brent MILLER, b. 28 Aug 1904; d. 07 Dec 1969, Brewton, AL; m. Louise HAUSS; b. 07 Feb 1907; d. 05 May 1992.

John Houston COLLINS was born 16 May, 1868 in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 22 December, 1937 in Milton, Florida. He married Iva Estelle CLEMENTS on 20 September, 1891 in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin. She was born 14 March, 1874 in Fon Du Lac, and died 01 July,1936 in Milton, Florida.
          John Houston COLLINS was born on May 16, 1868 in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida. Pine Level was a logging camp near present day Munson, Florida.
          His parents, Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, raised John and his siblings on a 171 acre tract of land while operating a gristmill and sawmill on Collins Mill Creek, a stone’s throw away from the family home. His father was a respected and prominent resident of Milton who served in the confederate service and held membership in the Masonic Lodge #16.
          John married Iva Estelle CLEMENTS. She was advertising in the Atlanta Constitution for someone with whom to correspond (she was only 17). Because she had the same surname as his mother (but no relation), he wrote to her. About one month later he went to visit her and they were married at her home in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. He was 23. John and Iva Estelle had three daughters together.
          In 1893 John was elected Sheriff of Santa Rosa County. He was considered to be a “frontier type” sheriff and served two separate terms in office (1893-1897; 1909-1913). Descriptively speaking, he stood 6’7” tall, was thin in build, and considered to be an imposing figure. He earned the nicknames of “honest John” and “long John Collins.”
          While sheriff, John and his family resided in the upper level of the jail in the county courthouse.
          Some of the Labor Movement problems that commenced under the term of Sheriff William J. Johnson were inherited by John while he was Sheriff. The problems became so severe that services provided by trains, mail, and telegraph were greatly impeded.
          John also served in the positions of mayor and postmaster of Milton and was a part owner in the Milton Livery Stable. In his later years he worked for the State Liquor Commission as a licensed inspector for northwest Florida. He remained an inspector until his death. As a prominent citizen of Milton, John held membership in the Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows, Woodmen, and Knights of Pythias.
          In 1936 John's beloved wife died. A year later, at the age of 69, John died following a lengthy illness.He and his wife are both buried in the Milton Cemetery.

                    Children of John Houston COLLINS and Iva Estelle CLEMENTS are: (Generation 5-3)
                              i. Vesta Irene COLLINS, b. 21 Jun 1895, Milton, FL.
                              ii. Iva Kathleen COLLINS, b. 22 Sep 1897, Milton, FL; d. 04 Sep 1900, Milton, FL.
                              iii. Jessie Althea COLLINS, b. 01 Apr 1900, Milton, FL.

Mary Elizabeth COLLINS was born 28 February, 1869 in Milton, Florida and died 30 May, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She married McKendrick HUGGINS on 25 December, 1888. He was born 25 February, 1862 in McKenzie, Alabama and died 11 June, 1911 in Opp, Alabama.
          Mary Elizabeth ( Betty) COLLINS was born on 28 February, 1869 in Milton, Florida.
          Betty and McKendrick HUGGINS were married on Christmas Day, 1888 at her parent's home in Milton, Florida. It was one of the coldest winters they had ever had. In the afternoon a few flakes of snow began to fall.
          Betty's mother, Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, had Betty gather all the eggs she could find and put them in the middle of a feather bed because she thought they would freeze. This was the first snow Betty had ever seen.
          Betty and McKendrick lived for a while with betty's parents (William Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS) in Milton. When Betty and McKendrick left her parents home to go out on their own, they moved to Milligan, Florida, which was only a short distance from Milton. It took them all day travelling in a buggy to make the trip!
          They lived in Milligan until just before their first child was due. Then, due to her poor health, Betty went to her parents home to have the baby. It was there at her parent's home that Mary Alice HUGGINS was born. They stayed there until Mary Alice was nearly a year old.
          McKendrick was in the timber business at this time and had a saw mill in Samson, Alabama. They moved to Mossy Point, Mississippi for a while in order to be near where the logging was going on, and it was there that Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS was born.
          The timber business was good but they had to move a lot to stay where the timber was. They moved to Opp, Alabama. It was while living in Opp in 1907 that disaster struck.
          McKendrick had hauled lots of timber to the Pensacola, Florida docks for export. When the economic crash of 1907 occurred, he lost a fortune (some $100,000 or more) on this timber. He was never able to stage a financial come-back. It was this financial set-back that might have led to his death.
          He died only a few years later, on 11 June 1911 in Opp, Alabama.
          Mary Elizabeth lived on for many years after McKendrick's death, finally passing on in May of 1936. She was living in Little Rock, Arkansas at the time of her death, and her remains were returned to Milton, Florida, where she was buried in the Collins family plot of Milton Cemetery.

                    Children of Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and McKendrick HUGGINS are: (Generation 5-4)
                              i. Mary Alice HUGGINS, b. 03 Nov 1887, Milton, FL; d. 10 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA.
                              ii. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS, b. 22 Sep 1889, Mossy Point, MS; m. Emma McGREW, 11 Jun 1938, New York City, NY; b. 31 Oct 1900; d. Jun 1941, New York, NY.
                              iii. Sarah Lenora HUGGINS, b. 02 Mar 1897, Milligan, FL; m. Richard FORTUNE, 17 Aug 1924, Hot Springs, AR; b. 05 Jan 1891; d. 21 Jun 1957.
                              iv. Mark Spencer HUGGINS, b. 27 Nov 1901, Crestview, FL.
                              v. Infant HUGGINS, b. Abt. 1905; d. Abt. 1905. This child may have died at birth as it was not given a name.
                              vi. Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS, b. 29 Oct 1910, Opp, AL; d. 24 Jul 1948.

Spencer Houston COLLINS was born on 18 August, 1872 in Milton, Florida and died on 25 October, 1873. Spencer Houston COLLINS only lived for a year after birth.

Henry Cody COLLINS was born on 08 February, 1874 in Milton, Florida and died 26 August, 1942. He married Eva Marcia JERNIGAN on 25 March, 1915. She was born on 14 April, 1888 in Milton, Florida and died 27 December, 1972 in Milton, Florida.
          Henry Cody COLLINS was listed on the 1900 Santa Rosa County, FL census, Milton City, living with his mother and father. He was 26 years old at that time, and was listed as employed in his father's Mill as a Mill Hand.
          Eva Marcia JERNIGAN-ALLEN was a widow who married Henry Cody (Bud) COLLINS after the death of her husband, George ALLEN. Eva Marcia was a sister-in-law to Minnie Cecilia ALLEN-COLLINS, who was married to Henry Cody's brother, Spencer Gilbert (Babe) COLLINS. After the death of George ALLEN, Eva Marcia moved in with Minnie and Babe. Henry Cody (Bud) spent much time visiting with Babe. Bud was a happy-go-lucky fellow, quite the same as his Uncle Henry CLEMENTS, for whom he had been named. Bud and Eva Marcia's relationship developed, first a friendship, then into a romance. They were married in 1915. Bud was 41 years old and Eva Marcia was 27.
          Eva Marcia JERNIGAN passed away 27 December, 1972 and was laid to rest in Milton Cemetery.

                    Children of Henry Cody COLLINS and Eva Marcia JERNIGAN are:
                              i. Henry Spencer COLLINS, b. 15 Jan 1917, Milton, FL.; m. Marie DAVEY, 10 Aug 1946, Lake Charles, LA; b. Abt. 1920.
                              ii. Jean Vieree COLLINS, b. 26 Feb 1921, Milton, FL; m. William Pope NELL, 31 Jan 1942; b. 21 Jul 1917, Montgomery, AL. Family records show the spelling as "Gene Vieree." As that is the male spelling, I have changed it to the female version, "Jean." William Pope NELL was in WWII in an Ordinance Battalion. He saw service in England and then on the African battlefront. She and William were divorced in Dec, 1946. After their divorce, Jean Vieree remarried, but no details of her second marriage are currently available.

Spencer Gilbert COLLINS was born 16 May, 1878 in Viney Branch, Milton, Florida and died 11 September, 1931 in Milton, Florida. He married Minnie Cecelia ALLEN on 25 January, 1905. Minnie Cecelia, the daughter of W. W. ALLEN, was born 30 September, 1880 in Milton, Florida and died 06 June, 1966.
          Spencer Gilbert (Babe) COLLINS was born in Viney Branch, a small site about three miles north of Milton, Florida. Babe was the youngest child and, as such, he stayed at home to run his father’s business and look after the old couple.
          Spencer Gilbert was listed on the 1900 Santa Rosa, FL census, Milton City, as living with his parents and working as a Mill Hand in his father's Mill. Spencer Gilbert was 22 years old at this time. He was listed on the census as "Spencer, Jr." but this was an error, as he was not a Jr.
          He was much too occupied with his parents to settle down and it wasn't until after his mother's death in 1903 that he began to think of his own life. In 1905 he married Minnie Cecilia ALLEN, daughter of W.W. ALLEN. They continued to live in the house with his father until the home burned. After that they moved to Milton where Babe ran an ice factory, grist mill and fertilizer business.
          He sold out of his ice factory and fertilizer business after many years of operation and engaged in road building. He helped build the road from Milton towards Brewton; about 15 miles of it.
          Spencer Gilbert and Minnie had one child, a daughter, Gladys, born April 10, 1906. Gladys married William James MITCHEM June 24, 1937. She and James had one child, William Spencer MITCHEM, born Dec 11, 1937(?).
          In operating his business, Spencer Gilbert incurred the animosity of Gaynor, his bookkeeper, and his family. He was accused of being connected with the death of this bookkeeper, who was found shot. The bookkeeper was killed at his home, and some of the family thought Babe was connected with it, but Babe was not even in the state when the bookkeeper met his death. Later on “Babe” was killed and it was thought that it was for revenge. He was killed on September 11, 1931.

(((Newspaper article)))

MILTON MAN IS VICTIM OF ASSASSINS.
ICE PLANT OPERATOR, MERCHANT, CONTRACTOR IS SHOT TO DEATH FROM AUTO.
SLAIN MAN WAS CHARGED AS ACCESSORY IN KILLING.
ACCUSATION WAS PLACED AFTER HIS BOOKKEEPER WAS SHOT FROM AMBUSH.

S.G. Collins, prominent business man of Santa Rosa County, was shot and killed early tonight as he stood talking to a friend at the end of the bridge over Blackwater River, by two or more assailants who drove by in a closed car.
          The men in the car were being sought tonight by Sheriff H.C. Mitchell and his entire force of deputies but are believed to have made good their escape toward the eastern part of the state.
          Collins, who was until recently the owner and operator of the Milton Ice Company and of a wholesale grocery company here, has been in the limelight for the past two months, since he was charged with being accessory to the slaying of Aubrey Gainer, who had been his bookkeeper at the ice plant, before he disposed of it to the Gulf Power Company.

Under $25,000 Bond

          He was at the time of his slaying at liberty on $25,000 bond on this charge. According to the statement of R.E. Estes, to whom Collins was talking at the time he was shot, the closed car, containing at least two occupants, approached them from the east, moving slowly. Neither he or Collins paid any attention to it, as travel over the bridge at that time of day is very heavy. As the car passed them a gun was shoved out of the window and one shot fired point blank at Collins a few feet away.
          Collins staggered, seized his shoulder and shouted, “I’m shot. Get the tag number. Get a doctor."
          A moment later he slumped to the ground, dying before medical aid could be summoned.
          The body was moved to one side of the road and the coroner and sheriff summoned. Despite telephone messages sent out by the officers no trace of the assailant’s car had been found up to midnight. The shooting occurred so suddenly that Estes and a number of men in front of a boat building shop failed to get the license number of the auto, which speeded away after the shot was fired. An empty shotgun shell was found near the other end of the bridge, which showed that an automatic 12 gauge shotgun had been used by the slayers. The gun is believed to have been thrown over the bridge railing into Blackwater River, which is 45 feet deep at that point.
          For the last few months, since Collins sold out his interests here to the Power Company, he has been engaged on a number of road contracts in the Carolinas and was in that section at the time his bookkeeper, Gainer, was shot and killed from ambush as he was returning home about a month ago.

Charged as Accessory

          The only connection which Collins is said to have had with this killing was that a shotgun found near Gainer’s body was alleged to have once been the property of Collins. Collins and Gainer were said to have been on unfriendly terms after Collins’ ice plant had been destroyed by fire of mysterious origin.
          Two arrests on a charge of murder were made in Gainer’s death. Will Wolff is now at liberty on $5,000 bond on the charge, after the Florida Supreme Court had held the $25,000 bond originally required to be excessive. Webb Allen, also arrested in the slaying, was freed on a Writ of Habeas Corpus.
          The Santa Rosa Coroner made a thorough examination of Collins’ body late tonight, finding 12 buckshot had entered his body, several piercing his heart.
          Collins is survived by his wife and one daughter, who is a teacher in the Milton public schools. Two brothers are in business here and one sister is Mrs. T.R. Miller of Brewton. Another sister lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

(((end of article)))

            Henry Cody COLLINS, Babe's brother, said, “There have always been feuds in and around Milton but it was not such a bad town, probably no worse than most places. However, if you did anything to deserve it, they would kill you. Two of Bill W.D.J. Collins’ sons have been killed in Munson. Three of the Collinses have been shot and killed.”

          Spencer Gilbert COLLINS was laid to rest in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Child of Spencer Gilbert COLLINS and Minnie Cecelia ALLEN is:
                              i. Gladys COLLINS, b. 10 Apr 1906, Milton FL; m. William James MITCHEM 24 Jun 1934; b. 27 Mar 1901, Defuniak Springs, Walton County, FL.
                                        Child of Gladys COLLINS and William James MITCHEM is:
                                                  i. William Spencer MITCHEM, b. 11 Dec 1937, Milton, FL.

Generation 4-3  Children of Permelia Ann DIXON and William Decatur Josephus COLLINS: (See also COLLINS page)

James Washington COLLINS was born on 14 October,1849 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died 19 October, 1933 in Escambia County, Florida. He married Georgia A. PETERS on 25 April, 1871 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. James Washington COLLINS was named after his father's brother. He was buried in Whitmire Cemetery, Escambia County, Florida.

                    Child of James Washington COLLINS and Georgia A. PETERS is:
                              i. Stella Camelia COLLINS; m. Lorenzo GIVENS.
                                        Child of Stella Camelia COLLINS and Lorenzo GIVENS is:
                                                  i. Aline Ettoil GIVENS.

Mary Elizabeth COLLINS was born on 28 July, 1851 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died on 08 September, 1868  She was seventeen years old when she died. She is buried in Milton, Florida.

Sarah Frances COLLINS was born on 06 March, 1854 and died on 20 June, 1885. She married (1) Joseph KELLY in about 1875. He was born about 1850. She married (2) James O'CONNELL sometime after 1880. He was born about 1850. Sarah Frances COLLINS was buried in Atmore, Alabama.

                    Children of Sarah Frances COLLINS and Joseph KELLY are:
                              i. ? KELLY, b. Abt. 1877.
                              ii. ? KELLY, b. abt 1878
                              ii. Alfred K. KELLY, b. Abt. 1878.

Anne Laura COLLINS was born 11 May, 1856 in Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 24 March,1941 in Demming, New Mexico. She married (1) Charles CANNON in about 1876 in Covington County, Alabama. He was born about 1850, and died about 1920. She married (2) William Columbus BECK on 15 March, 1879 in Covington County, Alabama. William Columbus BECK, the son of Jesse BECK and Sarah WOODCOCK, was born on 02 July, 1836 in Macon, Baker County, Georgia and died 19 January, 1916 in Atmore, Alabama.

                    Children of Anne Laura COLLINS and Charles CANNON are:
                              i. Lillie CANNON, b. Dec 1877, FL; m. George SOLOMAN, 27 May 1893, Escambia County, AL; b. Dec 1851; d. Feb 1905, Escambia County, AL.
                              ii. Mollie CANNON, b. Abt. 1878; d. 09 Mar 1960, Milton, FL; m. (1) Joel SUGGS, 22 Mar 1898, Escambia County, AL; m. (2) Andrew Bowman TENNANT, Abt. 1901; b. Abt. 1868, FL; d. 20 Mar 1955, Atmore, AL. Andrew Bowman TENNANT buried Pine Barren Cemetery, Atmore, AL
                              iii. ? CANNON.

                    Children of Anne Laura COLLINS and William Columbus BECK are:
                              iv. Clanton BECK, b. Jan 1881; d. 23 Sep 1901.
                              v. Robert BECK, b. 31 Oct 1882, Maryville, FL; d. 11 Sep 1921; m. Hattie DAVIS; b. Abt. 1888, FL.
                              vi. Annie Permelia BECK, b. 23 Aug 1884; d. 13 Feb 1962, Pensacola, FL; m. (1) Jasper William FOWLER, 19 Feb 1902, Atmore, AL; b. 15 Aug 1854, Coffee County, AL; d. 25 Mar 1924, Atmore, AL; m. (2) Joseph H. WILSON, 25 Nov 1924, Escambia County, AL.
                              vii. Cuba Beatrice BECK, b. 09 Jul 1897, Kushla, AL; d. 08 Oct 1978; m. (1) Howard MILLER; m. (2) C. E. BARKER; m. (3) Homer HOLCOMB; m. (4) Hosie MILLS, 21 Mar 1916, Escambia County, AL.

Spencer Houston COLLINS was born on 06 April, 1858 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died in December of 1863. He was only five years old when he passed away.

Mahala J. COLLINS was born on 23 September, 1859 in Florida. Her death date is unknown. She married William Taylor MOORE on 20 December, 1887 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. He was born about 1855.

William J. COLLINS was born on 02 December, 1861 in Florida and died 27 December, 1892 in Milton, Florida. He married Kizzie BRAKE. She was born 27 March, 1865 and died 27 November, 1954. William J. Collins and Kizzie Brake had six children.
          William J. COLLINS died in 1892 and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Berryhill, Milton, Florida.
          Kizzie remarried some time after William's death to John POORE. Kizzie passed away in 1954 and was buried in Crain Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Children of William J. COLLINS and Kizzie BRAKE are:
                              i. Mary COLLINS.
                              ii. Esther COLLINS, b. 04 Jan 1884, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 17 Aug 1955; m. John COOLEY, 25 Dec 1900, Santa Rosa County, FL.
                              iii. Ida COLLINS, b. 22 Apr 1885, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 12 Aug 1964, Milton, FL; m. Charles McCRANIE.
                              iv. D. Edward COLLINS, b. 13 May 1888; d. 08 Oct 1952; m. Frances ADAMS, 05 Apr 1918. D. Edward COLLINS buried Clompton Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.
                              v. George A. COLLINS, b. 01 Apr 1902; d. 12 Oct 1968; m. Eula Mae MOCK; b. 06 Jan 1911; d. 27 Apr 1993, Milton, FL. Both buried Crain Cemetery, Milton, FL
                              vi. Perry COLLINS, b. 18 Oct 1886; d. 02 Jan 1953. Burial: Aft. 02 Jan 1953, Crain Cemetery, Milton, FL.

Matilda COLLINS was born on 20 October, 1864 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Her death date is not known. She married (1) Aaron MORRELL on 06 September, 1884 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. He was born about 1860. She married (2) J. R. WARD some time after 1885.
          After getting married, Matilda COLLINS and Aaron MORRELL moved to Texas. As Matilda supposedly was remarried to a J. R. WARD later in her life, it is unclear as to what happened to this marriage.

Robert Edward Lee COLLINS was born on 24 November, 1865 in Brooklyn, Alabama and died on 02 December, 1916 in Munson, Florida. He married Terry Florence CRAIN on 27 August, 1884. Terry Florence CRAIN, the daughter of Lewis CRAIN and Damie PYBURN, was born on 30 October, 1868 in Baker, Florida and died 14 November, 1962 in Crestview, Florida.
          Robert Edward Lee COLLINS served as constable in the Munson, Florida community from 1915 until 1916. It was while serving in that capacity that tragedy struck.

(((newspaper article "Milton Gazette," Semi-weekly, Tuesday, December 5, 1916)))

HEADLINE:
KILLING AT MUNSON. TWO PROMINENT CITIZENS DEAD. THREE OTHERS WOUNDED.

          A gun battle was fought in Munson, twenty-three miles north of Milton Saturday night, that for destructiveness rivals some of the old feud battles of the mountain districts of Tennessee and Kentucky. As a result of this battle, two of Santa Rosa’s prominent citizens are dead and three or more are wounded. The dead are Mr. R. E. Collins and Mr. Lee Thompson. The wounded are Messrs Charlie Sullivan, shot in the neck, face, hand and leg with bird shot, Ed Collins, shot in the hip with a revolver, Lewis Collins, shot all over with bird shot. None of these are thought to be seriously wounded.
          The verdict of the Coroner’s jury, which consisted of J. Q. Hanshaw, of Bagdad, D. R. Read, of Milton, Chas. Stewart, John Rogers, T. J. Busby, and W. H. Stokes, of Munson, was that R. E. Collins came to his death as a result of gun-shot wounds inflicted by a revolver by Lee Thompson, and that Lee Thompson came to his death as a result of gun-shot wounds inflicted by R. E. Collins, both men having been shot several times with thirty-two calibre revolvers. The Coroner’s jury spent practically the entire night examining the bodies and examining the witnesses.
          The trouble occurred in Munson, between the post office and the Company oil house about five o’clock Saturday evening and is thought to have been the result of an old feud that has existed among parties in that locality for years.
          The trouble is said to have started when Jake Collins, a younger member of the W. M. Collins family, accosted Charlie Sullivan, who he accused of having reported that his, young Collins’ mother had been selling whiskey. This statement Sullivan denied, or qualified, when Jake intimated that he was telling a lie. Sullivan slapped him, and a more or less general row ensued with several backers on each side. Lee Thompson, who was in the crowd, he and Sullivan having come from Milton shortly before the trouble began, took a hand in the matter, to the extent of taking a shotgun away from Jake Collins, who had been out bird hunting before the trouble began. The trouble now assumed a wrangle, some of the boys taunting Thompson, telling him that although he had the gun, he did not have the nerve to shoot. To this taunt, Thompson is said to have replied that he did not want to shoot, but that he had the nerve, and would do it if they started anything. At this time Thompson was standing with the gun held in the hollow of his left arm and his right hand in his bosom.
          At this juncture, R. E. Collins, who was constable for his district, came up and told Thompson to drop the gun. Both men were evidently expecting trouble, for practically at the same instant, each drew his revolver and fired at the other. Thompson’s shot it is asserted having been fired an instant sooner than was the shot from Collins gun. At this juncture Lewis Collins, a son of R. E. Collins, rushed into the fray and grabbed Thompson from the side and around the neck, and in scuffling with him thought to keep him from shooting at his father. Thompson struck him several blows over the head with his revolver and by some it is said to have fired at least one shot over his shoulder in an effort to relieve himself of the young man. Evidence differs as to the number of shots fired by Thompson at R. E. Collins, some saying he fired but one shot, while others declared he fired at least three shots. Charlie Sullivan fired several shots during the battle, some declaring that he fired one or more shots at R. E. Collins’ back or side from slightly back of him. After firing several shots and apparently having emptied his gun, Sullivan made a dash for the horse shed, and soon came back shooting again. Several others seem to have had a hand in the shooting, it being declared by spectators that there were as many as twenty-five shots fired.
          After the first few shots were fired Collins was seen to turn partly around and fall to the ground. Thompson walked out past the oil house, and stood on the wagon scales a few moments, when some one took him by the arm and sought to lead him out of the range of possible shots, when he reached the street, but a few steps, he said he wanted to lie down. He was eased down by one or two who were standing near, and saw that he was in a dying condition. When asked if he was badly shot he is said to have replied that “I am shot through and through.” He asked if “Bob” was dead and when told that he was said, “Well I must die, too.” He survived fifteen or twenty minutes after the shooting.
          Sheriff Harvell was immediately notified and as soon as possible went to the scene of the difficulty, taking with him Judge L. M. Rhoda, John Hanshaw, D. R. Read and his son Dudley. Messrs J. H. Collins and S. G. Collins, cousins of R. E. Collins, and also States’ Attorney-elect R. A. McGeachy followed in another car. Arriving at the scene of action, the dead men were found on the ground, about fifty feet apart, just as they had fallen, and surrounded by some fifty or a hundred men.While feeling was tense, there was no effort to resume hostilities on the part of the friends of the dead men, and the hope is freely expressed that the difficulty will not be resumed.
          An examination of the bodies showed that Thompson had received three wounds, either of which would have proven fatal, and that Collins had received four, but two of which could have been fatal.
          Thompson’s wounds all appeared to have been inflicted by a 32 calibre revolver. One of them entered the breast bone in the median line about an inch and a half below the nipples, and ranged downward and outward, came out on the right side about four inches from the back. Another struck a little below and about three and a half inches inside the left nipple and ranged downward and outward and coming out on the left side somewhat back of and about six inches below the auxiliary space. Another shot just grazed the front of the right arm and entered the auxiliary space on the right side and went clear through the body lodging just under the skin in the auxiliary space under the left arm.
          Mr Collins received four wounds, one of them entering the outerside of the left leg, about three inches above the knee and passing through the fleshy part. A second just grazed the abdomen on a line crossing the naval, a third entering the back about seven inches below the scapula, and possibly three inches from the median line of the back, ranging down and front, coming out at the naval. A fourth shot passed through the fleshy part of the left arm, entering the auxiliary space, ranging downward and through the heart, and came out on the right side. These wounds also appeared to have been made by a 32 calibre ball.
          Both these gentlemen were prominent citizens, having resided in this county for many years, and have for a number of years past occupied responsible positions with the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, which positions they held at the time of their death. They both have large family connections, and their death, in addition to being a great loss to their respective families will be felt as a real loss to the community.

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(((Newspaper article, unknown origin. "The Times")))

          The death of R. E. (Better known as Bob) Collins, the tragic particulars of which are given in our news column removes a prominent and well-known figure from the activities of our county. While always interested in politics, he never held any but minor offices, though he was a staunch partisan for his friends. He possessed considerable personal magnetism, was jovial and pleasing in his address, and totally devoid of personal fear. He had a tact for controlling the lawless element and would-be lawbreakers, which he amply demonstrated in his handling, practically alone, the large number of laborers, white and black, who congregated at Munson in the prosecution of their labors. Bob made it known early when he took the job of keeping order in Munson (it is an uncharted town of twelve or fifteen hundred people within the circumference of a mile) that peace and order must be preserved. And he did keep the peace - no community in the county or state can show a better record - and to Bob Collins, more than any other single man, is the credit due. He had his enemies, of course, but to The Times he was always a true and tried friend and to his memory we drop a tear. To his wife and interesting family the deepest emotions of our heart go out in this their hour of deep sorrow.

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          Robert Edward Lee COLLINS was laid to rest in the Collins family cemetery at the old home site in Munson, Florida. His Tombstone reads: "OUR FATHER ROBERT E. COLLINS BORN NOV 24, 1885 DIED DEC 2, 1916."
          Terry Florence CRAIN-COLLINS lived until 1962, when she passed away. She joined Robert E. Lee COLLINS in eternity, laid to rest beside him at the Collins family cemetery in Munson. Her Tombstone reads: " MOTHER FLORENCE COLLINS OCT 30,1868 - NOV 14, 1962."

                    Children of Robert Edward Lee COLLINS and Terry Florence CRAIN are: (Generation 5-5)
                              i. George Cleveland COLLINS, b. 22 Aug 1885; d. 12 Oct 1965, Milton, FL.
                              ii. Olive Esther COLLINS, b. 07 Aug 1887, Milton, FL.
                              iii. Damie Permelia COLLINS, b. 04 Nov 1890, Milton, FL.
                              iv. William Lewis COLLINS, b. 17 Jan 1892, Milton, FL; d. 28 Oct 1960.
                              v. Robert Oswald COLLINS, b. 29 Apr 1894, Milton, FL; d. 28 Oct 1963, Crestview, FL.
                              vi. Chipley Adams COLLINS, b. 13 Sep 1896, Milton, FL; d. 20 Sep 1981, Pensacola, FL.
                              vii. Pearl Creary COLLINS, b. 06 Sep 1899, Milton, FL; d. 02 Apr 1937, Jasper, TX.
                              viii. Terry Florence COLLINS, b. 31 Jan 1902, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 23 Feb 1986, Crestview, Oklaloosa County, FL.
                              ix. Samuel Cody COLLINS, b. 25 Feb 1904, Milton, FL; d. 05 Dec 1988.
                              x. John H. COLLINS, b. 28 Jul 1908, Milton, FL; d. 08 May 1986; m. Ola P. ?; b. 10 Feb 1912; d. 03 Sep 1995.

Samuel Houston COLLINS was born on 25 January, 1867 in Alabama. It is not known when he died.

Generation 4-4  Children of Lucinda DIXON and George ROBINSON:

Susan ROBINSON was, b. 1857, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 07 Mar 1862, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.

Margaret A. ROBINSON was, b. 03 Jan 1859, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 1931, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.

John D. ROBINSON, Sr. was, b. 03 Oct 1860, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 23 Dec 1939, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((32)))

Wiley Beauregard ROBINSON was, b. 12 Apr 1862, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 23 May 1943, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((33)))

George ROBINSON, Jr. was, b. 30 Nov 1864, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 28 Mar 1922; m. Emma N. TISDALE; b. 17 Mar 1873; d. 18 Sep 1956.

Joseph K. ROBINSON was, b. 10 Mar 1867, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 14 Aug 1950, Florala, AL; m. Mittie McLELLON, 1890; b. 20 Mar 1870, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 18 Jan 1939, Florala, AL.

William A. ROBINSON was, b. 15 May 1868, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. Apr 1949, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. Katie THAMES, 1899; b. 23 Aug 1881; d. 11 Jun 1960, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.

Charles T. ROBINSON was, b. 05 Nov 1869, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 16 Aug 1938, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((34)))

David E. ROBINSON was, b. 27 Apr 1873, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. (1) Allie BENNETT; m. (2) Allie HOOKS; m. (3) Susie TAYLOR.

Generation 4-5  Children of Jane DIXON and Richard Henry WEBB:

Matilda WEBB was, b. 13 Oct 1861; d. 09 Mar 1954, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((35)))

Rosetta WEBB was, b. 1865.

Eufamia WEBB was, b. 1867; d. Aft. 1930.   (((36)))

Harry WEBB was, b. 1871.

Generation 4-6  Children of Martha DIXON and William A. WADE:

Isaac WADE was b. 1859, AL; d. Unk.

Sarah WADE was, b. 1861; d. Bef. 1910.

William N. WADE was, b. Mar 1861; d. Feb 1936.   (((37)))

Alan WADE was, b. 1868; d. Bef. 1910.

Mary WADE was, b. 1870; d. Bef. 1910.

Rachel WADE was, b. 29 Jul 1870; d. 14 Mar 1914.   (((38)))

Margaret WADE was, b. Jan 1872.   (((39)))

John WADE was, b. Mar 1874; d. 1900; m. Lula Belle WARD; b. Apr 1889.

Victoria WADE was, b. Apr 1877; m. Newton C. WALTERS, 1905; b. 1843, Stewart County, GA; d. 19 Jun 1921, Conecuh County, AL.

Generation 4-7  Children of Napoleon Bonaparte DIXON and Mary Agnes McGOWIN:

Florence DIXON was, b. 10 Apr 1885; d. 1973.

Jesse DIXON was, b. 1886; d. 1963.   (((40)))

Nell DIXON was, b. 27 Aug 1889; d. 1973.   (((41)))

Charles DIXON was, b. 1893; d. 1976.   (((42)))

Fred DIXON was, b. 01 Aug 1896; d. 11 Oct 1918.

Solon DIXON was born in 1902 in Andalusia, Alabama. He married (1) Ellie GUNTER; b. 1905; d. 1971. He married (2) Martha WHALEY. Solon DIXON died some time after 1984.

(((Article - The Lyman Ward Military Academy-Sentinel, December 1984)))

A Highly Distinguished Alumnus, Mr. Solon DIXON '22

          The Dixon family migrated to South Alabama in the early 1800's from North Carolina. One of the ancestors, believed to be Jeremiah Dixon, helped survey the Mason Dixon Line. The Dixons were inventive and very industrious. With towering pines and oaks everywhere, they soon built a sawmill, thus laying the foundation that was to eventually become the giant forestry empire run by the Dixon brothers, Charles and Solon.
          Solon, born in 1902 to Napoleon Bonepart Dixon and his wife, Mary Agnes McGowin, was the youngest of six children. He grew up at the old home place on the banks of the Conecuh River and Blue Creek, near Andalusia. In his early years, Solon attended a small, one room school.
          In 1914, he was sent to Camp Hill to the Southern (now LWMA). While there, he worked on the school farm, doing everything from plowing a mule to washing dishes. He graduated from the Southern in 1922 and entered Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), where he earned a degree as a mechanical engineer in 1926. He went to work for Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There he enrolled in the University of Wisconsin extension program and earned a master's degree. In 1928, he was offered a position teaching mechanical engineering at Auburn and returned to Alabama. After acquiring his wings, he also taught flying.
          Around 1940, although they had several small pepperbox sawmills in operation, Charles and Solon decided to expand their operation with a larger, more modern mill. The first was built in Andalusia, but eventually there were mills in Brantley, Lockhart, Evergreen and River Falls, a huge and complex operation employing thousands of people. The Dixons were pioneers in forestry management, and their success came from hard work, an uncanny ability to determine the future, and the practice of always seeking the most up-to-date equipment, utilizing the best techniques available.
          Following Charles' death in 1976, the burden of running the vast operation fell upon Solon and in 1978, the decision was made to liquidate their holdings.
          It was at this time that Solon and Martha (Solon first wife, Ellie, had died in 1971) began a series of philanthropic projects. Of primary interest was the establishment of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center at the old home place, an idea that had been building in Solon's mind for a number of years. Given to Auburn University to perpetuate and use as a training and research center, it was the largest gift ever given to the university by a living person. The Dixons have also been major benefactors to The Alabama Mental Health Center and the Martha and Solon Dixon Center for the Performing Arts at Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in Andalusia and, of course, at LWMA, the Dixon All Faith Chapel, computer room and school bus. There have been numerous other donations to various organizations, often given anonymously.
          In recognition of his years of service to Auburn University and to the forestry industry, Auburn University awarded Solon Dixon the highest honor possible - an honorary doctorate. This was presented by Dr. Harry Philpot at graduation exercises, December 13, 1979. Mr. Dixon is also a member of the LWMA Board of Trustees.

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CONTINUE WITH GENERATION 5 HERE

Generation 5-1  Children of Stewart James FOSHEE and Matilda Catherine McGOWIN:
                              i. William Edward FOSHEE, b. 08 Oct 1873; d. 21 Jul 1935.   (((43)))
                              ii. Lewis James FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1870.
                              iii. Peter Mason FOSHEE, b. 12 Oct 1875; d. 03 Feb 1914; m. ELLA DOWNING; b. 08 Feb 1882; d. 18 Jan 1960. More About PETER MASON FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 08 Feb 1914, Fort Crawford Cemetery, Escambia County, AL More About ELLA DOWNING: Burial: Aft. 13 Jan 1960, Fort Crawford Cemetery, Escambia County, AL
                              iv. Martha FOSHEE, b. 14 Feb 1877; d. 10 Apr 1953; m. MENZO PERCY WATSON; b. 30 Oct 1873; d. 25 Nov 1920.  More About MARTHA FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 10 Apr 1953, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL More About MENZO PERCY WATSON: Burial: Aft. 25 Nov 1920, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL
                              v. Samuel Stewart FOSHEE, b. 30 Jan 1879; d. 23 Sep 1922. More About SAMUEL STEWART FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 23 Sep 1922, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              vi. John David FOSHEE, b. 26 Sep 1880; d. 02 Sep 1922. More About JOHN DAVID FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 02 Sep 1922, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              vii. Mary FOSHEE, b. 07 Jul 1882; d. 05 Jan 1937; m. ? PEIRCE. More About MARY FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 05 Jan 1937, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL
                              viii. Clyde FOSHEE, b. 13 Apr 1884; d. 05 Feb 1905; m. JOHN CUNNINGHAM, JR.. More About CLYDE FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 05 Feb 1905, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL
                              ix. Eugene FOSHEE, b. 10 Sep 1888; d. 23 Sep 1888. More About EUGENE FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 23 Sep 1888, union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              x. Erasmus Manford FOSHEE, b. Oct 1891; d. Oct 1891. More About ERASMUS MANFORD FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. Oct 1891, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              xi. Georgia FOSHEE, b. 09 Jun 1887; d. 12 Aug 1954; m. (1) PETER ABBOT MCGOWIN, Abt. 1910; b. 06 Aug 1882; d. 09 Jan 1922; m. (2) ZEFT WATSON, Abt. 1922. More About GEORGIA FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 12 Aug 1954, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL More About PETER ABBOT MCGOWIN: Burial: Aft. 09 Jan 1922, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL
                              xii. Lzwrence Ber FOSHEE.

Generation 5-2  Children of Alice Bell COLLINS and Thomas Richard MILLER:
                              i.         IVA LEE5 MILLER, b. 15 Jul 1891, Brewton, AL; d. 25 Jun 1965, Brewton, AL.   (((44)))
                              ii.        JOHN RICHARD MILLER, b. Mar 1894; d. 1949, Brewton, AL.   (((45)))
                              iii.       DAVID BRENT MILLER, b. 28 Aug 1904; d. 07 Dec 1969, Brewton, AL; m. LOUISE HAUSS; b. 07 Feb 1907; d. 05 May 1992. More About DAVID BRENT MILLER: Burial: Abt. 08 Dec 1969, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL More About LOUISE HAUSS: Burial: Aft. 05 May 1992, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL.

Generation 5-3  Children of John Houston COLLINS and Iva Estelle CLEMENTS:
                              i. Vesta Irene COLLINS, b. 21 Jun 1895, Milton, FL.   (((46)))
                              ii. Iva Kathleen COLLINS, b. 22 Sep 1897, Milton, FL; d. 04 Sep 1900, Milton, FL.More About IVA KATHLEEN COLLINS:Burial: Aft. 04 Sep 1900, Milton, FL
                              iii. Jessie Althea COLLINS, b. 01 Apr 1900, Milton, FL.   (((47)))

Generation 5-4  Children of Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and McKendrick HUGGINS:
                              i. Mary Alice HUGGINS, b. 03 Nov 1887, Milton, FL; d. 10 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA.   (((48)))
                              ii. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS, b. 22 Sep 1889, Mossy Point, MS; m. Emma McGREW, 11 Jun 1938, New York City, NY; b. 31 Oct 1900; d. Jun 1941, New York, NY. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS and his wife Emma McGREW-HUGGINS lived in Brooklyn, NY. They had no children.
                              iii. Sarah Lenora HUGGINS, b. 02 Mar 1897, Milligan, FL; m. Richard FORTUNE, 17 Aug 1924, Hot Springs, AR; b. 05 Jan 1891; d. 21 Jun 1957. Sara Lenora HUGGINS-FORTUNE and Richard FORTUNE lived in Memphis, Tennessee. They had no children.
                              iv. Mark Spencer HUGGINS, b. 27 Nov 1901, Crestview, FL.   (((49)))
                              v. Infant HUGGINS, b. Abt. 1905; d. Abt. 1905. This child may have died at birth as it was not given a name.
                              vi. Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS, b. 29 Oct 1910, Opp, AL; d. 24 Jul 1948.  (((50)))

Generation 5-5  Children of Robert Edward Lee COLLINS and Terry Florence CRAIN:
i. George Cleveland COLLINS, b. 22 Aug 1885; d. 12 Oct 1965, Milton, FL.   (((53)))
ii. Olive Esther COLLINS, b. 07 Aug 1887, Milton, FL.   (((54)))
iii. Damie Permelia COLLINS, b. 04 Nov 1890, Milton, FL.
iv. William Lewis COLLINS, b. 17 Jan 1892, Milton, FL; d. 28 Oct 1960.   (((55)))
v. Robert Oswald COLLINS, b. 29 Apr 1894, Milton, FL; d. 28 Oct 1963, Crestview, FL.   (((56)))
vi. Chipley Adams COLLINS, b. 13 Sep 1896, Milton, FL; d. 20 Sep 1981, Pensacola, FL.   (((57)))
vii. Pearl Creary COLLINS, b. 06 Sep 1899, Milton, FL; d. 02 Apr 1937, Jasper, TX.   (((58)))
viii. Terry Florence COLLINS, b. 31 Jan 1902, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 23 Feb 1986, Crestview, Oklaloosa County, FL.   (((59)))
ix. Samuel Cody COLLINS, b. 25 Feb 1904, Milton, FL; d. 05 Dec 1988.   (((60)))
x. John H. COLLINS, b. 28 Jul 1908, Milton, FL; d. 08 May 1986; m. Ola P. ?; b. 10 Feb 1912; d. 03 Sep 1995.






Generation No. 4





32. JOHN D. ROBINSON, SR. (LUCINDA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 03 Oct 1860 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 23 Dec 1939 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. He married (1) MARTHA J. WADE 05 Jun 1891 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. She was born 07 Sep 1860, and died 22 Mar 1900 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. He married (2) MARGARET WADE5 1901, daughter of WILLIAM WADE and MARTHA DIXON. She was born Jan 1872. More About JOHN D. ROBINSON, SR.:Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama More About MARGARET WADE: Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama

Children of JOHN ROBINSON and MARTHA WADE are:
i. ERASTUS OLAND ROBINSON, b. Nov 1879; d. 30 Mar 1963, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. LINNIE JANE HILDRETH, 24 Dec 1921, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; b. 01 Nov 1900, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 18 Jul 1987, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
ii. GEORGE ROBINSON, b. Mar 1882.
iii. JOHN D. ROBINSON, JR., b. Jul 1884.
iv. BETTIE ROBINSON, b. 25 Jun 1886, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 09 Oct 1970, Paul, AL; m. RUFUS COBB, 23 Dec 1915; b. 28 Feb 1894, Paul, AL; d. Jan 1978, Arcadia, FL.
v. LUCINDA ROBINSON, b. Sep 1890.
vi. GROVER ROBINSON, b. Apr 1893; m. SUSIE COBB, 09 Mar 1917, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL; b. 12 Oct 1896, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 02 May 1995, Andalusia, AL.
vii.      MATTIE ROBINSON, b. Jun 1895.
viii.     WILLIAM ROBINSON, b. May 1897.
ix.       CARIE ROBINSON, b. Aug 1899.

Children of JOHN ROBINSON and MARGARET WADE are:
x. SHELBY ROBINSON, b. 1904.
xi. FANNIE ROBINSON, b. 1907.
xii. ELY ROBINSON, b. Feb 1909.



33. WILEY BEAUREGARD4 ROBINSON (LUCINDA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 12 Apr 1862 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 23 May 1943 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. He married LILLA ROSETTA PATE 02 May 1898 in Brooklyn, Conecuh County, AL. She was born 22 Oct 1880 in Conecuh County, AL, and died 21 Dec 1947 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL.


Children of WILEY ROBINSON and LILLA PATE are:
i.         BEULAH5 ROBINSON, b. 1899.
ii.        BULEAR ROBINSON, b. Dec 1899.
iii.       WILLIAM ROBINSON, b. 1902.
iv.       MABEL ROBINSON, b. 1904.
v.         J. P. ROBINSON, b. 1908.
vi.       LONNIE ROBINSON, b. 1912.
vii.      NETTIE ROBINSON, b. 1912.
viii.     GOLDY M. ROBINSON, b. 1916.
ix.       VERDELL ROBINSON, b. 1919.



34. CHARLES T.4 ROBINSON (LUCINDA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 05 Nov 1869 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 16 Aug 1938 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. He married CAROLINE RHONDA FRAZIER 27 Jun 1895 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. She was born 07 Aug 1869, and died 18 Dec 1940 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. More About CHARLES T. ROBINSON: Burial: Aft. 16 Aug 1938, Robinson Cemetery, Paul, Conecuh County, AL More About CAROLINE RHONDA FRAZIER: Burial: Aft. 18 Dec 1940, Robinson Cemetery, Paul, Conecuh County, AL

Child of CHARLES ROBINSON and CAROLINE FRAZIER is:
i.         DAISY5 ROBINSON, b. 1907.



35. MATILDA4 WEBB (JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 13 Oct 1861, and died 09 Mar 1954 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. She married HENRY COBB 10 Oct 1879 in Escambia County, AL, son of JAMES COBB and ISABELL LEE. He was born 1859 in GA, and died in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. More About MATILDA WEBB: Burial: Aft. 09 Mar 1954, Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama

Children of MATILDA WEBB and HENRY COBB are:
i.         ELBE COBB.
ii.        RICHARD H. COBB, b. 11 Oct 1882, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. CALLIE P. ?-COBB-?, 06 Jan 1903, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; b. 13 Sep 1882, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 12 Nov 1962, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
(61)iii.       ALMEDIA ELIZABETH COBB, b. 22 Mar 1885, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 09 Jul 1961, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((61)))
iv.       WILEY COBB, b. 18 Apr 1887; d. 18 Feb 1962, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. EUNICE LANDON, 20 May 1911, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL; b. 18 Mar 1895, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL; d. 30 Mar 1963, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL.
v.         IRIE COBB, b. 21 Aug 1889, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. Oct 1977, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. WILLIAM AMOS KIRKLAND; b. 1885.
vi.       WILLIAM COBB, b. 1890.
vii.      ALABAMA COBB, b. 29 Dec 1891, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. Nov 1978, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. (1) BARNEY F. MCCLAIN; b. 18 Jan 1885, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL; d. 09 Jul 1961; m. (2) JAMES FRANKLIN MCCLAIN; b. 1885; d. 1961.
viii.     RUFUS COBB, b. 28 Feb 1894, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. Jan 1978, Arcadia, FL; m. BETTIE ROBINSON, 23 Dec 1915; b. 25 Jun 1886, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 09 Oct 1970, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
ix.       SUSIE COBB, b. 12 Oct 1896, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 02 May 1995, Andalusia, AL; m. GROVER ROBINSON, 09 Mar 1917, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL; b. Apr 1893.
(62)x.         FRANK COBB, b. 10 Aug 1899, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. Feb 1979, Andalusia, AL.   (((62)))
xi.       NAOMI COBB, b. 06 Jun 1902, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 31 Mar 1991, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. WILLIAM ROBINSON; b. 12 May 1898; d. 12 Apr 1975, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.
xii.      JIM COBB, b. 25 Jul 1880, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 10 Feb 1940, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; m. LULA PATE, 17 Feb 1904, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; b. Abt. 1880. More About JIM COBB: Burial: New Providence More About LULA PATE: Burial: New Providence



36. EUFAMIA WEBB (JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1867, and died Aft. 1930. She married JAMES SHERMAN 29 Jun 1882 in Escambia County, Alabama, son of WILLIAM SHERMAN and ? JOHNSON. He was born 1855.

Children of EUFAMIA WEBB and JAMES SHERMAN are:
i.         WILBUR SHERMAN.
ii.        FOLDEN SHERMAN.
iii.       ANDREW SHERMAN, b. 1883.   (((63)))
iv.       ROBERT SHERMAN, b. 1888.   (((64)))
v.         MARY BELL SHERMAN, b. 30 Dec 1889; d. 08 Jun 1983.   (((65)))



37. WILLIAM N.4 WADE (MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born Mar 18615, and died Feb 19365. He married SALLIE A. ?-WADE-? 1883. She was born 1866. Both buried Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama

Children of WILLIAM WADE and SALLIE ?-WADE-? are:
i.         SARAH A.5 WADE, b. Jan 1884.   (((66)))
ii.        LEMUEL D. WADE, b. 09 Aug 1884; d. 29 Aug 1979, Evergreen, Conecuh County, AL.   (((67)))
iii.       DORA R. WADE, b. 22 Mar 1886; d. 02 Nov 1971; m. OSCAR M. MCCLAIN; b. 27 Apr 1881; d. 07 Nov 1960. Both buried Primitive Grove Cemetery, Conecuh County, AL
iv.       TINNY M. WADE, b. Sep 1890.
v.         FRANK L. WADE, b. 15 Dec 1895; d. 23 Jan 1917. More About FRANK L. WADE: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama
vi.       ELIJAH D. WADE, b. Sep 1897.



38. RACHEL4 WADE (MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 29 Jul 18705, and died 14 Mar 19145. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FRAZIER5 20 Jan 1887 in Conecuh County, AL5, son of JOSEPH FRAZIER and ELENDER CANTALINE. He was born 23 Jun 1865 in AL5, and died 08 Feb 19465.

More About RACHEL WADE: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Conecuh, Alabama5

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FRAZIER: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Conecuh, Alabama5

Children of RACHEL WADE and BENJAMIN FRAZIER are:

68.       i.         GEORGIA A.5 FRAZIER, b. 12 Aug 1892; d. 26 Mar 1980.

69.       ii.        MAMIE FRAZIER, b. 17 Jan 1895; d. 03 Jun 1974.

70.       iii.       CARY FRAZIER, b. 27 Sep 1897; d. 15 Dec 1968.

71.       iv.       BENJAMIN D. FRAZIER, b. 25 Nov 1900; d. 20 Sep 1956, West Palm Beach, FL.

72.       v.         EMILY OLA FRAZIER, b. 19 Jun 1904; d. Jul 1985.

73.       vi.       FANNIE FRAZIER, b. 27 Dec 1906, Andalusia, AL; d. 03 Mar 1998.



39. MARGARET4 WADE (MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born Jan 18725. She married (1) ? PARKER5 Abt. 1891. He died Bet. 1895 - 19005. She married (2) JOHN D. ROBINSON, SR. 1901, son of GEORGE ROBINSON and LUCINDA DIXON. He was born 03 Oct 1860 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 23 Dec 1939 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. More About MARGARET WADE: Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama More About JOHN D. ROBINSON, SR.: Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama

Children of MARGARET WADE and ? PARKER are:
i.         BESSIE5 PARKER5, b. Jan 18935.
ii.        FRANCIS PARKER5, b. May 18955.

Children are listed above under (32) John D. ROBINSON, Sr..


40. JESSE4 DIXON (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE3, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1886, and died 1963. He married Claudia KENDALL. She was born 1899, and died 1974.

Children of JESSE DIXON and CLAUDIA KENDALL are:
i.         JULIAN KENDALL5 DIXON, b. 1919; d. 1989; m. (1) DOROTHY DILL; m. (2) PEGGY JOYCE HOWELL; b. 1941.
ii.        MARIE CECILE DIXON, b. 1924; m. HENRY P. COLE.



41. NELL4 DIXON (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE3, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 27 Aug 1889, and died 1973. She married MANNING G. HARRISON. More About NELL DIXON: Burial: Aft. 1973, Dixon Cemetery, Escambia County, AL

Child of NELL DIXON and MANNING HARRISON is:
i.         HAZEL DEAN5 HARRISON, b. 1917; d. 1981; m. (1) JOHN EARLE ROCHERS; m. (2) HUGH STOKES; b. 1895; d. 1965.



42. CHARLES4 DIXON (NAPOLEON BONAPARTE3, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1893, and died 1976. He married THELMA CHAPMAN 1930. She was born 1907.

Children of CHARLES DIXON and THELMA CHAPMAN are:
i.         THELMA CATHERINE5 DIXON, b. 1936; m. HENRY F. ROLAND; b. 1926.
ii.        MARJORIE DIXON, b. 1940; d. 1967.   (((74)))

Generation No. 5


43. WILLIAM EDWARD5 FOSHEE (STEWART JAMES4, CASSALINE AMANDA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 08 Oct 1873, and died 21 Jul 1935. He married JESSIE MCGOWIN, daughter of ALEXANDER MCGOWIN and NANCY FLOYD. She was born 12 Mar 1873, and died 30 Jun 1942. More About WILLIAM EDWARD FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 21 Jul 1935, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL More About JESSIE MCGOWIN: Burial: Aft. 30 Jun 1942, Union Cemetery, Esacambia County, AL

Children of WILLIAM FOSHEE and JESSIE MCGOWIN are:
i.         WILLIAM STEWART6 FOSHEE, b. 11 Aug 1897; d. 17 Apr 1952.
ii.        MARY MCGOWIN FOSHEE, b. 23 Feb 1900.   (((75)))
iii.       EDITH MCGOWIN FOSHEE, b. 24 Sep 1904; d. 16 Feb 1970.   (((76)))



44. IVA LEE5 MILLER (ALICE BELL4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 15 Jul 1891 in Brewton, AL, and died 25 Jun 1965 in Brewton, AL. She married EDWARD LEIGH MCMILLAN 20 Apr 1911, son of EDWARD MCMILLAN and KATIE LEIGH. He was born 26 Sep 1888, and died 26 Dec 1977.

Notes for IVA LEE MILLER:

            Iva Lee MILLER was the first child of Thomas Richard MILLER's second marriage to Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS. She was a delicate baby, caused from measles when she was two or three months old, followed by a severe case of whooping cough. She did not walk until she was two years old, but finally developed into a robust child. She was always very active as a child, full of enthusiasm and curiosity.

            Iva Lee had a governess most of her life, but went to public school from time to time. She went away to school when she was sixteen years of age. She went to Madame Lefebvre's School in Baltimore, Maryland. She went abroad during her second year in school.

            Iva Lee Miller was only out of school a year when she married Edward Leigh McMILLAN of Brewton, Alabama. Her son, Thomas McMILLAN, was born July 10, 1912.

More About IVA LEE MILLER: Burial: Abt. 26 Jun 1965, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL More About EDWARD LEIGH MCMILLAN: Burial: Aft. 26 Dec 1977, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL

Children of IVA MILLER and EDWARD MCMILLAN are:
i.         THOMAS EDWARD6 MCMILLAN, b. 10 Jul 1912, Brewton, AL; d. 27 Jun 1977.   (((77)))
ii.        ? MCMILLAN, b. 20 Apr 1920, Brewton, AL; d. 20 Apr 1920, Brewton, AL. More About ? MCMILLAN: Burial: Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL



45. JOHN RICHARD5 MILLER (ALICE BELL4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born Mar 1894, and died 1949 in Brewton, AL. He married LUCILLE MCGOWIN. She was born 1895, and died 1987.

More About JOHN RICHARD MILLER: Burial: Aft. 1949, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL

Child of JOHN MILLER and LUCILLE MCGOWIN is:
i.         JOHN RICHARD6 MILLER, JR., b. 03 May 1920; m. VIRGINIA KERSH; b. 26 Jan 1921.



46. VESTA IRENE5 COLLINS (JOHN HOUSTON4, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 21 Jun 1895 in Milton, FL. She married (1) JAMES EDGAR BROWN 23 Sep 1922 in Tampa, FL. He was born Abt. 1890, and died 11 Oct 1928 in Tampa, FL. She married (2) ROBERT LEE PIPPI 12 Feb 1938. He was born 15 Jun 1888 in Geneva, AL. More About JAMES EDGAR BROWN: Burial: Aft. 11 Oct 1928, Tampa, FL

Notes for ROBERT LEE PIPPI: Copy of family notes was poor. Last name may be incorrect; PIPPIN is most likely correct spelling. Birth date month unknown (might start with a "J") , but day was 15th, of the year 1888.

Child of VESTA COLLINS and JAMES BROWN is:

            i.         JAMES EDGAR6 BROWN, JR., b. 27 Jun 1927, Tampa, FL.



47. JESSIE ALTHEA5 COLLINS (JOHN HOUSTON4, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 01 Apr 1900 in Milton, FL. She married ARTHUR PALMER MCLAUGHLIN 01 Jan 1923 in Milton, FL. He was born Abt. 1900.

Notes for JESSIE ALTHEA COLLINS: Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN and Jessie Altha COLLINS lived in Milton, FL for a while after their marriage. Sometime after the birth of John Arthur McLAUGHLIN in 1925 and before the birth of Raymond Dudley McLAUGHLIN in 1933 they moved to Cincinnati, OH. It is assumed this was a career move.

Notes for ARTHUR PALMER MCLAUGHLIN: Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN and Jessie Altha COLLINS lived in Milton, FL for a while after their marriage. Sometime after the birth of John Arthur McLAUGHLIN in 1925 and before the birth of Raymond Dudley McLAUGHLIN in 1933 they moved to Cincinnati, OH. It is assumed this was a career move.

Children of JESSIE COLLINS and ARTHUR MCLAUGHLIN are:

            i.         JOHN ARTHUR6 MCLAUGHLIN, b. 25 Mar 1925, Milton, FL; m. ELIZABETH BLAKE, 14 Jul 1944; b. Abt. 1925.

            ii.        RAYMOND DUDLEY MCLAUGHLIN, b. 06 Jul 1933, Cincinnati, OH.



48. MARY ALICE5 HUGGINS (MARY ELIZABETH4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 03 Nov 1887 in Milton, FL, and died 10 Jun 1929 in Thomasville, GA. She married THOMAS JOSEPH MARTIN Abt. 1915. He was born Abt. 1885.


Notes for MARY ALICE HUGGINS:

            Mary Alice HUGGINS was born at the home of her Grandparents, Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, in Milton, FL.

            Mary Alice's death was caused from a fall. She had gone to the picture show. When she started home the heel of her shoe caught in a pipe on the street which was used to hold flags on decoration days. She was seven-months pregnant. After the fall, she was rushed to the hospital in Thomasville, GA. The baby was born there. He was named Billy Curtis MARTIN. He only lived four days. Mary Alice had sustained internal injuries and she only lived for a few days after the baby was born.

            Mary Alice and her son are buried side by side at Monticello, Florida.


More About MARY ALICE HUGGINS: Burial: Aft. 10 Jun 1929, Monticello, FL Cause of Death: Internal injuries sustained in a fall.

Notes for THOMAS JOSEPH MARTIN:

            Mary Alice HUGGINS-MARTIN, Thomas Joseph's first wife, died from a fall. She had gone to the picture show and when she started home, the heel of her shoe got caught in a pipe in the street. The pipe was one of those used to hold a flag on decoration days. She was seven-month's pregnant at the time of the fall. She was rushed to the hospital in Thomasville, GA. The baby was delivered prematurely, but only survived four days. He was named Billy Curtis MARTIN. Mary Alice only lived a few days after the baby's birth. He and his mother lie side-by-side in a Monticello, FL cemetery.

            After the death of his first wife in June 1929, Thomas married a second time to a widow, Christiana KENGERG (Maiden name unknown). They lived in Christiana's home on Lake Jackson, 10 miles west of Tallahassee, Florida, where Christiana and her first husband had moved from Wisconsin.


Marriage Notes for MARY HUGGINS and THOMAS MARTIN: There is a discrepancy in family documentation on the marriage date, being either 1915 or 1916.

Children of MARY HUGGINS and THOMAS MARTIN are:

78.       i.         MARY KATHLEEN6 MARTIN, b. 22 Mar 1917, Monticello, FL.

79.       ii.        THOMAS JOSEPH MARTIN, JR., b. 05 Jan 1924.

            iii.       BILLY CURTIS MARTIN, b. Abt. 08 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA; d. Abt. 12 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA.


Notes for BILLY CURTIS MARTIN:

            Mary Alice HUGGINS-MARTIN was Billys mother. Mary Alice's death was caused from a fall. She had gone to the picture show and when she started home the heel of her shoe caught in a pipe on the street. The pipe was one of those which was used to hold a flag on decoration day. Mary Alice sustained internal injuries and was rushed to the hospital in Thomasville, GA. Mary Alice was seven months pregnant and the trauma of the event caused her to deliver early. Her son, Billy Curtis, was born then. Mary Alice died only a few days after being admitted to the hospital, and Billy Curtis only lived four days.

            He is buried along with his mother in Monticello, Florida.


More About BILLY CURTIS MARTIN: Burial: Aft. 12 Jun 1929, Monticello, FL



49. MARK SPENCER5 HUGGINS (MARY ELIZABETH4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 27 Nov 1901 in Crestview, FL. He married FLETA STAUB FARRIOR 29 Jan 1921, daughter of JOSEPH FARRIOR and SUSANNA BROWN. She was born 13 Nov 1898.


Notes for MARK SPENCER HUGGINS:Mark Spencer HUGGINS and Fleta Staub FARRIOR-HUGGINS lived in Chipley, Florida where he operated a General Mercantile Store.


Notes for FLETA STAUB FARRIOR Mark Spencer HUGGINS and Fleta Staub FARRIOR-HUGGINS lived in Chipley, FL where he operated a General Mercantile Store.

Child of MARK HUGGINS and FLETA FARRIOR is:
i.         MARY GUSTA6 HUGGINS, b. 25 May 1922.



50. FLORIDA ELIZABETH5 HUGGINS (MARY ELIZABETH4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 29 Oct 1910 in Opp, AL, and died 24 Jul 1948. She married CLEVELAND BAXTER DEMPSEY 27 Aug 1924 in Conway, AR. He was born 22 Sep 1887 in Johnson City, TN.

Notes for FLORIDA ELIZABETH HUGGINS: Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS-DEMPSEY was buried in the Collins family plot in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida. She was buried beside her mother, Mary Elizabeth COLLINS-HUGGINS.

Child of FLORIDA HUGGINS and CLEVELAND DEMPSEY is:
i.         EARL SPENCER6 DEMPSEY, b. 14 May 1924, Little Rock, AR.



53. GEORGE CLEVELAND5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 22 Aug 1885, and died 12 Oct 1965 in Milton, FL.

More About GEORGE CLEVELAND COLLINS: Burial:Crain Cemetery, Milton, FL

 

Child of GEORGE CLEVELAND COLLINS is:

            i.         GREENLAW MOCK6 COLLINS, b. 14 Jan 1921, New Orleans, LA; d. 28 Aug 1972, LA. More About GREENLAW MOCK COLLINS: Burial: Aft. 28 Aug 1972, Greenwood Cemetery, LA



54. OLIVE ESTHER5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 07 Aug 1887 in Milton, FL. She married LEE SULLIVAN.

Child of OLIVE COLLINS and LEE SULLIVAN is:
i.         MYRTLE6 SULLIVAN, b. 24 Dec 1911; d. 31 Dec 2000, Milton, FL.   (((80))



55. WILLIAM LEWIS5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 17 Jan 1892 in Milton, FL, and died 28 Oct 1960. He married ALICE ?-COLLINS-? in Eldorado, AR. She was born Abt. 1900, and died Abt. 1970.

Notes for WILLIAM LEWIS COLLINS: Middle name may have been spelled "Louis."

Child of WILLIAM COLLINS and ALICE ?-COLLINS-? is:

            i.         JUANONA6 COLLINS.



56. ROBERT OSWALD5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 29 Apr 1894 in Milton, FL, and died 28 Oct 1963 in Crestview, FL. He married LEONORA PRISCILLA HINES 07 Feb 1920 in Burkeville, TX, daughter of RUBE HINES and NETTIE ?-HINES-?. She was born 30 Apr 1899, and died 15 Oct 1981 in Crestview, FL.


Notes for ROBERT OSWALD COLLINS:

            Robert Oswald Collins stepped off the train in Wiergate sometime during the year 1919.

            Rob had known Dr. Olin Oliver Enzor back in Munson, FL. While working with some machinery, Rob had managed to mangle the end joint of his forefinger. His mother didn't want him to have anesthesia. Dr. Olin was considering how best to remove the joint without anesthesia when young Rob told him, "Doc, if you can stand it, I can too." They became friends, and when Dr. Olin moved to Burkeville, TX, Rob came to visit him.

            The Hines family lived across the street from the Enzors, and it wasn't long before young Rob met young Leonora Priscilla Hines. In 1920 the two got married.

            They lived for a while with Leonora's parents, Rube and Nettie Hines, and her two brothers Earl and Mainer.

            The automobile was beginning to come into its own and Rob was a talented mechanic, so he opened a garage in Burkeville. Mainer assisted him at times, and later said he learned everything he knew about mechanics and automobiles from Rob.

            In 1941, Rob and Leonora moved to Crestview, FL. They remained there until their deaths. Both are buried in Crestview Cemetery.

            Their only child, Florence Leonora, and her husband Robert Bumgardner, both originally from Texas, have a home in Florida and are retired school teachers.


More About ROBERT OSWALD COLLINS:

Burial: Aft. 28 Oct 1963, Crestview Cemetery, Crestview, FL


Notes for LEONORA PRISCILLA HINES:

            The Hines family lived across the street from Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR in Burkeville, TX. When young Robert Oswald COLLINS came to town to visit Dr. Enzor, It wasn't long before he and Leonora Priscilla HINES met.

            They got married in 1920.

            The young couple lived for a while with Leonora's parents, Rube and Nettie HINES, and her two brothers, Earl and Mainer.

            The automobile was beginning to come into its own and Rob was a talented mechanic. He opened a garage in Burkeville, TX. Mainer, his new brother-in-law, assisted him at times and later said everything he knew about mechanics and automobiles he learned from Rob.

            In 1941, Rob and Leonora moved to Crestview, FL. They remained there until their deaths. Both are buried in Crestview Cemetery.

            Their only child, Florence Leonora, and her husband Robert BUMGARDNER, both originally from Texas, bought a home in Florida and both retired as school teachers.


More About LEONORA PRISCILLA HINES:

Burial: Aft. 15 Oct 1981, Crestview Cemetery, Crestview, FL

 

Child of ROBERT COLLINS and LEONORA HINES is:

81.       i.         FLORENCE LEONORA6 COLLINS, b. 09 Dec 1920, TX.



57. CHIPLEY ADAMS5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 13 Sep 1896 in Milton, FL, and died 20 Sep 1981 in Pensacola, FL. She married (1) DR. ALLEN AUSTIN ENZOR Abt. 1912, son of OLIVER ENZOR and EUGENIA MERRITT. He was born 25 Sep 1879 in LaPine, Montgomery County, AL, and died 28 Jun 1923 in Burkeville, TX. She married (2) JOE B. JACKSON Aft. 1923 in Newton, TX. He was born 27 Mar 1899, and died 04 Apr 1961 in Newton, TX.


Notes for CHIPLEY ADAMS COLLINS:

            Chipley Adams COLLINS married Allen Austin ENZOR about 1910.

            Allen was a foreman on the turpentine crew for the Bagdad Lumber Company in Santa Rosa County, FL. When the Lumber Company terminated operations in Northwest Florida in 1917, Allen went to South Florida to work with the Naval Stores. It was during this time that he contracted cancer of the throat.

            Allen's brother, Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, was living in Burkeville, TX at the time. Allen wanted to have his brother treat his illness so Allen and Chipley, along with their daughter Evelyn and son Allen Austin, Jr., moved to Newton County, Texas to a farm in the Gunter settlement on the Sabine River.

            Unfortunately, Allen's condition didn't improve and he passed away from his disease in 1923.

            After Allen's death, Chipley's sister Florence (Terry Florence COLLINS) came to stay with her in Burkeville, TX. Florence met and married Herman Isle ENZOR, Allen's brother, in 1924.

            Chipley later married Joe JACKSON and they lived in Newton TX.

            After her sister Pearl Creary COLLINS-DAVIS died from blood poisoning in 1937, Chipley became the Guardian for Pearl's two daughters, Johnnie Pearl and Kathleen. They stayed with her and Joe until they reached of age, and then they moved back to Northwest Florida where their family was from.

            Chipley and Joe Jackson lived for many years in Newton, TX. Joe died sometime in the 1960's, but Chipley stayed on, working as a Nurse in the Newton Hospital. When she retired from Nursing she decided to move back to Munson, FL so she could be close to the rest of the family.

            She bought a mobile home and had it set up out on the Collins old family place in Munson. She was happy there for many years, but as she got older she found it difficult to live alone so far from the city. She had the trailer moved to her niece Kathleen's (Kathleen DAVIS-CASAVANT) place in Pensacola. She lived there until her death in 1981.

            She was buried at the family cemetery at the old Collins home place in Munson.

              ((The following provided by Ronald Hilton Eddins)) "Aunt Chip's trailer remained on at Khaki's farm. Khaki tried several times to clean it out after Aunt Chip's death but something stopped her. She swore the ghost of Aunt Chip haunted that trailer, so she would never go into the trailer again. It sat there on the property for years, rusting and falling apart. I told Khaki that she would certainly have nothing to fear from Aunt Chip, ghost or not, because Aunt Chip had loved her and raised her as her own daughter, but Khaki would have none of that. She would just not go into that trailer.

            Some years after Aunt Chip's death the trailer was broken into by some kids. Khaki wouldn't go near it so she asked me to see what damage had been done. Nothing had been taken and no damage was done. The thieves had popped open the door, entered, and then left without touching anything.

            Who knows? Perhaps Khaki was right and the ghost of Aunt Chip had scared them away!

            After Khaki's death her daughter Sherry had to hire someone to come demolish the trailer and all the belongings in it."


More About CHIPLEY ADAMS COLLINS:

Burial: Aft. 20 Sep 1981, Munson, FL; Collins family cemetery.

Occupation: Nurse


Notes for DR. ALLEN AUSTIN ENZOR:

            Allen Austin ENZOR was a foreman on the turpentine crew for the Bagdad Lumber Company in Santa Rosa County, FL. When the Lumber Company terminated operations in Northwest Florida in 1917, Allen went to South Florida to work with the Naval Stores. It was during this time that he contracted cancer of the throat.

            Allen's brother, Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, was living in Burkeville, TX at the time. Allen wanted to have his brother treat his illness so Allen and his wife, Chipley Adams COLLINS-ENZOR, their daughter Evelyn and son Allen Austin, Jr., moved to Newton County, Texas to a farm in the Gunter settlement on the Sabine River.

            Unfortunately, Allen didn't improve and he passed away from his disease in 1923.

            Allen's wife Chipley COLLINS-ENZOR stayed on in Burkeville. Her sister, Florence (Terry Florence COLLINS), came out to assist her after the death of Allen and to keep her company. Florence had visited them earlier and at that time had met Allen's brother, Herman Isle ENZOR. Herman Isle had returned also upon the death of Allen and Florence and Isle re-established their friendship. They were married in 1924.

            Chipley later met and married Joe JACKSON and the two moved to Newton, TX, where they remained. ((SOURCE: "COLLINS-ENZOR TREK INTO TEXAS" by Florence Collins Bumgardner as published in the "Newton County Nuggets"))



More About DR. ALLEN AUSTIN ENZOR:

Burial: Aft. 28 Jun 1923, Burkeville Cemetery; Burkeville, TX

Cause of Death: Throat Cancer


More About JOE B. JACKSON:

Burial: Aft. 04 Apr 1961, Burkeville Cemetery, Burkeville, TX

 

Children of CHIPLEY COLLINS and ALLEN ENZOR are:

82.       i.         DOCTOR ALLEN AUSTIN6 ENZOR, JR., b. 04 Dec 1914, Munson, FL; d. 19 Feb 1985, Crestview, Okaloosa County, FL.

            ii.        EVELYN ENZOR, b. 20 Jul 1917; d. 02 Jun 1925, Eldorado, AR.


Notes for EVELYN ENZOR:

            Evelyn was visiting with her Uncle Lewis COLLINS and his wife Alice in Eldorado, Arkansas after her father's death in 1923. She was running across the street to get some candy when she was struck and killed by an automobile. She was only eleven years old. Her body was returned to Burkeville, TX and she was buried beside her father in Burkeville Cemetery. (Source: The Collins-Enzor Trek into Texas," by Florence Bumgardner as published in "The Newton County Nuggets.")


More About EVELYN ENZOR:

Burial: Aft. 02 Jun 1925, Burkeville Cemetery; Burkeville, TX

Cause of Death: struck by car.



58. PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 06 Sep 1899 in Milton, FL, and died 02 Apr 1937 in Jasper, TX. She married JOHN HENRY DAVIS Abt. 1918 in NW FL. He was born Abt. 1897 in AL, and died 1954.


Notes for PEARL CREARY COLLINS:

            In the mid 1930's Pearl Creary COLLINS-DAVIS came to Texas with her two daughters, Johnnie Pearl DAVIS and Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS, to be near her family there. She was without her husband, John Henry DAVIS. However, no explanation was given as to why. It is known that John Henry DAVIS had been a Steam Shovel Engineer at that time and was employed in Louisiana.

            Regardless, Pearl Creary and her daughters lived near Hemphill for a while. It was while picking blackberries near their home that she pricked her finger on a briar and developed blood poisoning too severe to cure with the medicines of that time. She died in the Jasper County Hospital in April of 1937 and was buried in Burkeville cemetary.

            Johnnie Pearl and Kathleen lived with their Aunt Chip (Chipley Adams COLLINS-ENZOR-JACKSON, Pearl Creary's sister)) in Newton, TX until the were old enough to take care of themselves. They eventually moved to Pensacola, FL to be near where their mother was born.


            The 1930 Census for Louisiana, Grant County?, Ward 2; Enumeration District 22-5; Supervisor District 5; Sheet 1B shows a John H. (Henry) DAVIS, white male, head-of-household, renting at $4.00 per month, not living on a farm. He was 33 years old in 1930, 21 at marriage. He did not attend any schools in 1929-1930, but could speak, read and write english. He was born in Alabama; Father and mother born in North Carolina. He was employed in a Gravel Pit as a Steam Shovel Engineer. He was not reported as having been a veteran.

            His wife, Pearl C. (Creary) DAVIS, was a white female, 31 years old; 19 at marriage. She was born in Florida; Father and mother born North Carolina. (This is an error)

            Johnnie P. (Pearl) DAVIS, daughter, white female, age 6, was born in Louisiana. Father born in Alabama and Mother born in Florida.

            Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS, daughter, white female, age 3, was born in Louisiana.


More About PEARL CREARY COLLINS:

Burial: Aft. 02 Apr 1937, Burkeville Cemetery, Burkeville, TX


Notes for JOHN HENRY DAVIS:

            The 1930 Census for Louisiana, Grant County?, Ward 2; Enumeration District 22-5; Supervisor District 5; Sheet 1B shows a John H. (Henry) DAVIS, white male, head-of-household, renting at $4.00 per month, not living on a farm. He was 33 years old in 1930, 21 at marriage. He did not attend any schools in 1929-1930, but could speak, read and write English. He was born in Alabama. Both his father and mother were born in North Carolina. He was employed in a Gravel Pit as a Steam Shovel Engineer (Crane operator?). He was not reported as having been a veteran.

            His wife, Pearl C. (Creary) COLLINS-DAVIS, was a white female, 31 years old; 19 at marriage. She was born in Florida. Her father and mother were born North Carolina.

            Johnnie P. (Pearl) DAVIS, daughter, white female, age 6, was born in Louisiana. Her father (John Henry DAVIS) was born in Alabama and her mother (Pearl Creary COLLINS-DAVIS) was born in Florida.

            Kathleen, daughter, white female, age 3, was born in Louisiana.


            John Henry DAVIS was either full-blooded Indian or Half-breed, according to his daughter, Johnnie Pearl DAVIS-EDDINS. She was not sure of his tribal affiliation but thought he was originally from the mid-Florida region. That would make him most likely of Seminole blood.

            According to Johnnie Pearl DAVIS-EDDINS, he was a heavy equipment operator (Crane?), and that was what he was doing in Louisiana when he left them. She believed he had died in New Orleans sometime in the mid-fifties.

 

Children of PEARL COLLINS and JOHN DAVIS are:

83.       i.         JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, b. 04 Jul 1924, Forrest Hills, LA; d. 22 Jan 2007, Pensacola, FL.

84.       ii.        KATHLEEN (NMI) DAVIS, b. 29 Dec 1926, Cravens, LA; d. 08 Mar 1991, Pensacola, FL.



59. TERRY FLORENCE5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 31 Jan 1902 in Santa Rosa County, FL, and died 23 Feb 1986 in Crestview, Oklaloosa County, FL. She married HERMAN ISLE ENZOR 1924, son of OLIVER ENZOR and EUGENIA MERRITT. He was born 06 Dec 1893 in LaPine, Montgomery County, AL, and died 22 Jun 1956 in Crestview, Okaloosa County, FL.


More About TERRY FLORENCE COLLINS:

Burial: 25 Feb 1986, Liveoak Cemetery, Crestview, FL

Church: Bet. 1903 - 1986, First United Methodist Church of Crestview, FL


Notes for HERMAN ISLE ENZOR:

            The Enzor and Collins families originally met in Munson, Florida.

            Herman Isle Enzor was another member of the Enzor clan that made his presence known in Burkeville, TX. Isle had returned from serving in Europe during WW-I. Isle's brother Culver Rush Enzor and his wife Mamie Crain (a first cousin of the Collinses) were living in Burkeville, and Isle came to visit them.

            Isle stayed on for a while and he and Rush operated a garage. Later on both returned to Florida where Rush went to work for the railroad and Isle stayed for a while on the family farm at Lapine, AL.

            When Allen Austin Enzor died in 1923, Isle returned to Burkeville for the funeral. He met Florence Collins, who was sister to Chipley Collins, Allen's wife. Isle and Florence had met before, briefly, in 1921, when Florence had come to Burkeville to visit with her brother Rob and his wife Leonora Hines Collins.

            This second time that fate had thrown them together was too much for coincidence, so they decided it was meant for them to get married. They got married in 1924.

            Later that same year Florence and Isle returned to make their home in Okaloosa County, FL. They took with them Allen Austin Enzor, Jr., Allen and Chipley's son, to raise. It was felt that he needed a man's presence and Chipley was too distraught to try and raise a son by herself.

            H. Isle Enzor was Sheriff of Okaloosa County, Florida,, for several terms; 1941-1950 and 1953-1956. He died while in office on 22 June, 1956.

            He is buried at Live Oak Cemetery, Crestview, Florida.



More About HERMAN ISLE ENZOR: Burial: Aft. 22 Jun 1956, Live Oak Cemetery, Crestview, FL

 

Children of TERRY COLLINS and HERMAN ENZOR are:

85.       i.         ILA COLLINS6 ENZOR, b. Abt. 1925.

86.       ii.        PATRICIA ANN ENZOR, b. Abt. 1932, FL.



60. SAMUEL CODY5 COLLINS (ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 25 Feb 1904 in Milton, FL, and died 05 Dec 1988. He married ONIE LELEE FORSE 18 Jun 1927 in Burkeville, TX, daughter of JOHN FORSE and ONIE MEADOR. She was born 22 Oct 1906, and died 09 Dec 2000.


Notes for SAMUEL CODY COLLINS:

            In 1919, Samuel Cody COLLINS (Sam) came from Florida to join his brother Robert Oswald COLLINS in Burkeville, TX. Sam was a young teenager then, and he lived for a while with his brother in the Hines household.

            He was a diligent, industrious young man who managed before long to be independent.

            He married a young school teacher, Onie Lee FORSE, and he operated a garage and automobile agency in Newton, TX for over thirty years.

            He and his children, Sam Forse, John Edward, and Elizabeth, have lived their lives in Texas with successful political and professional careers. They were the only members of the migrating Collinses to remain Texans in Texas.


More About SAMUEL CODY COLLINS: Burial: Newton Cemetery, Newton, TX

 

Children of SAMUEL COLLINS and ONIE FORSE are:

87.       i.         SAM FORCE6 COLLINS, b. 09 Jun 1928.

            ii.        JOHN EDWARD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1929.

            iii.       ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1930; m. ? LAZENBY.



61. ALMEDIA ELIZABETH5 COBB (MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 22 Mar 1885 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 09 Jul 1961 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. She married JOHN JACKSON PATE, JR 12 Jun 1905 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, son of JOHN PATE and SARAH JOHNSTON. He was born 05 Dec 1883, and died 15 May 1965 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL.


More About ALMEDIA ELIZABETH COBB: Burial: Aft. 09 Jul 1961, Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Conecuh County, AL


More About JOHN JACKSON PATE, JR: Burial: Pleasant Grove

 

Children of ALMEDIA COBB and JOHN PATE are:
i.         ARTHUR RAY6 PATE, b. 30 Nov 1905, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 20 Jan 1980, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((88)))
ii.        LEWIS EDWARD PATE, b. 10 Sep 1912, Paul, Conecuh County, AL; d. 21 Nov 1990, Paul, Conecuh County, AL.   (((89)))
iii.       ORA MAE PATE, b. 11 May 1915; d. 21 Jan 2003; m. LEON D. FRAZIER, 11 Nov 1931, Conecuh County, AL; b. 05 Dec 1908; d. 19 Feb 1988, Mobile, AL.
iv.       KURT PATE, b. Abt. 1910.
v.         LULA BELL PATE, b. Abt. 1910.
vi.       ARTHUR PATE, b. Abt. 1910.
vii.      CURT PATE, b. Abt. 1910.



62. FRANK5 COBB (MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 10 Aug 1899 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died Feb 1979 in Andalusia, AL. He married VERA THOMAS 01 Jun 1924.

 

Child of FRANK COBB and VERA THOMAS is:
i.         LEWIS L.6 COBB, b. 11 Jan 1932; d. 25 Apr 1970, Paul, Conecuh Co., AL; m. ELAINE ?-COBB-?. More About LEWIS L. COBB: Burial: New Providence Military service: Ala. CPL U.S. Army More About ELAINE ?-COBB-?: Burial: New Providence\

63. ANDREW5 SHERMAN (EUFAMIA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1883. He married LUCINDA ?-SHERMAN-? 1908. She was born 1884.

Children of ANDREW SHERMAN and LUCINDA ?-SHERMAN-? are:
i.         VANDERBILT6 SHERMAN, b. 01 Jan 1908; d. Jul 1984.
ii.        EVIE SHERMAN, b. 1910.
iii.       WILLIE B. SHERMAN, b. 1914
iv.       THEODORE SHERMAN, b. Jan 1920.



64. ROBERT5 SHERMAN (EUFAMIA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1888. He married ERNESTINE ?-SHERMAN-?. She was born 1890.

Children of ROBERT SHERMAN and ERNESTINE ?-SHERMAN-? are:
i.         SANFORD6 SHERMAN, b. 05 Oct 1908; d. May 1975, Foley, Baldwin, AL.
ii.        MORGAN SHERMAN, b. 19 May 1911; d. May 1986, Foley, Baldwin, AL.
iii.       WOODROW SHERMAN, b. 24 Dec 1918; d. 26 Jun 1993, Foley, Baldwin, AL.



65. MARY BELL5 SHERMAN (EUFAMIA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 30 Dec 18895, and died 08 Jun 19835. She married (1) WALTER MCKAY5 19035. He was born 11 Jun 1879, and died 13 Feb 1966. She married (2) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FRAZIER5 Jul 19155, son of JOSEPH FRAZIER and ELENDER CANTALINE. He was born 23 Jun 1865 in AL5, and died 08 Feb 19465. She married (3) ? DUNN5 Aft. 1958.

More About MARY BELL SHERMAN: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

More About WALTER MCKAY: Burial: Allen Cemetery, Harrison County, Mississippi

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FRAZIER: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Conecuh, Alabama5

Children of MARY SHERMAN and WALTER MCKAY are:
i.         CLARENCE6 MCKAY.
ii.        FURMAN DAYTON MCKAY.
iii.       LOIS EVELYN PAYNE MCKAY, b. 07 Jan 1913, Saucier, MS; d. 16 Dec 1995, Andalusia, Covington County, AL.   (((90)))

Children of MARY SHERMAN and BENJAMIN FRAZIER are:
iv.       ?6 FRAZIER, m. ALVERNE FREEMAN5; b. 19125.
v.         PAUL DAVID FRAZIER5, b. 11 Sep 19165; d. 10 Jul 1997, Knoxville, TN5; m. OVELLA M. ?-FRAZIER-?5.

Notes for PAUL DAVID FRAZIER: BUSINESSMAN PAUL D. FRAZIER DIES Published on July 11, 1997, Article 34 of 95 found. Article ID: 1997192016

Paul D. Frazier of Knoxville, president and owner of Frazier's Welding and Steel Co. Inc., died Thursday at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was 81.

Mr. Frazier, a 51-year member of South Knoxville Baptist Church, where he served as a greeter and teacher, also was a charter member of the South Knoxville Optimist Club. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of South Knoxville Lodge No. 769.

Survivors include his wife, Ovella Frazier; a daughter, Bette F. Dunn; and  (Complete Article (183 words.)
vi.       GERTRUDE PAULINE FRAZIER, b. 28 Jan 1919.   (((91)))
vii.      CHARLES MASON FRAZIER5, b. 25 Mar 19305; d. 10 Oct 1958, Madisonville, TN5; m. ? LEE.

Notes for CHARLES MASON FRAZIER:

Elba Clipper 10-23-1958

Charles M. Frazier

Charles M. Frazier, 28 of Doraville, Ga. died in a truck accident near Madisonville, Tenn., Friday, Oct 10.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Patricia Ann; two sons, Gregory and Mark all of Doraville; his mother Mrs. Mary Bell Frazier of Andalusia; two brothers, Cary Frazier of Mobile and Paul D. Frazier of Knoxville, Tenn; two half brothers, Clarence and Ferman McKay of Mobile; seven sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Sherrill, Mrs. Thelma Freeman and Mrs. Fannice Lynch of Andalusia; Mrs. Georgia Kirkland and Mrs. Mamie Lundsford of Pensacola, Fla; Mrs. Emily Walters of Brewton and Mrs. Evelyn Kelly of Red Level, Ala.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 12 from the First Pentecostal Church in Andalusia with Rev. Bobby Lawrence officiating. Masonic Rites were held at interment in Memorial cemetery with Norcross Lodge, No. 228, F and AM in charge.

More About CHARLES MASON FRAZIER: Burial: 12 Oct 1958, Andalusia Memorial Cemetery5

66. SARAH A.5 WADE (WILLIAM N.4, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born Jan 1884. She married ERASTUS O. ROBINSON 1904. He was born 1880.

Children of SARAH WADE and ERASTUS ROBINSON are:
i.         HORACE G.6 ROBINSON, b. 1905.
ii.        AUBRY D. ROBINSON, b. 1914.
iii.       ? E. ROBINSON, b. 1915.

67. LEMUEL D.5 WADE (WILLIAM N.4, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 09 Aug 1884, and died 29 Aug 1979 in Evergreen, Conecuh County, AL. He married ELLA ?-WADE-?. She was born 11 Jan 1887, and died 29 Oct 1960. More About LEMUEL D. WADE: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama More About ELLA ?-WADE-?: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama

Children of LEMUEL WADE and ELLA ?-WADE-? are:
i.         EVANGELINE6 WADE, b. 1917.
ii.        ESTELLE WADE, b. 1919.

68. GEORGIA A.5 FRAZIER (RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 12 Aug 18925, and died 26 Mar 19805. She married (1) ? BECK5. She married (2) TOM W. KIRKLIN5 19105. He was born 07 May 18935, and died 01 Mar 19535. More About GEORGIA A. FRAZIER: Burial: Good Hope Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5 More About TOM W. KIRKLIN: Burial: Good Hope Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

Children of GEORGIA FRAZIER and TOM KIRKLIN are:
i.         RACHEL ESTELLE6 KIRKLIN, b. 09 Sep 1911, Brooklyn, Conecuh County, AL; d. 08 Jan 1959.   (((92)))
ii.        ALICE KIRKLIN5, b. 19165; m. ALTON KNOWLES5; b. 07 Oct 1919; d. May 1981, Mobile, AL.
iii.       ALMA KIRKLIN5, b. 09 May 1917, Andalusia, AL5; m. (1) FRANK JOHNSON5; m. (2) JOSEPH W. HART5, 15 Nov 1933, Covington County, AL; b. 26 Aug 1914, Red Oak, AL.

69. MAMIE5 FRAZIER (RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 17 Jan 18955, and died 03 Jun 19745. She married JOHN A. LUNSFORD5 19115. He was born 12 May 18905, and died 03 Sep 19745.

More About MAMIE FRAZIER: Burial: Smith Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

More About JOHN A. LUNSFORD: Burial: Smith Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

Children of MAMIE FRAZIER and JOHN LUNSFORD are:
i.         JACK6 LUNSFORD5.
ii.        BERTHA MAE LUNSFORD, b. 1912; d. 26 Jun 1993.   (((93)))
iii.       BILL A. LUNSFORD5, b. 19195.
iv.       JOHN TURNER LUNSFORD5, b. 19265.

70. CARY5 FRAZIER (RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 27 Sep 18975, and died 15 Dec 19685. He married JAMES DOLLEY LYNCH5, daughter of JAMES LYNCH and JOSEPHINE DAVIS. She was born 02 Jul 1897 in Castleberry, AL5, and died 08 May 19745. More About CARY FRAZIER: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery5 More About JAMES DOLLEY LYNCH: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery5

Children of CARY FRAZIER and JAMES LYNCH are:
i.         RUFUS JAMES6 FRAZIER5, b. 28 Jul 1924, Milton, FL5; d. 01 Mar 1996, Mossy Head, FL5; m. ANNIE REBECCA KIRKLAND5, 31 Oct 19425; b. 07 Feb 19235. More About RUFUS JAMES FRAZIER: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Andalusia, Alabama
ii.        ORA MAXINE FRAZIER5, b. 03 Dec 1927, Milton, FL5; d. 08 Feb 19935; m. GENE WATLEY5, 04 Oct 19525.

71. BENJAMIN D.5 FRAZIER (RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 25 Nov 19005, and died 20 Sep 1956 in West Palm Beach, FL5. He married JIMMIE JANETTE LYNCH5 03 Oct 1922 in Castleberry, Alabama5, daughter of JAMES LYNCH and JOSEPHINE DAVIS. She was born 03 Aug 19035, and died Aug 1995 in West Palm Beach, FL. More About BENJAMIN D. FRAZIER: Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Florida5

Child of BENJAMIN FRAZIER and JIMMIE LYNCH is:
i.         BENJAMIN DAVID FRAZIER, b. 30 Mar 1926.

72. EMILY OLA5 FRAZIER (RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 19 Jun 19045, and died Jul 19855. She married (1) ? SOWELL5. She married (2) CLEVELAND WATERS5 19205. He was born 01 Jan 18875, and died 25 Jul 1962. More About CLEVELAND WATERS: Burial: Weaver Cemetery, Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama

Children of EMILY FRAZIER and CLEVELAND WATERS are:
i.         CLEVELAND6 WATERS5, b. 26 Nov 19215; d. Jul 1986, Troy, Pike County, AL.
ii.        VONCILE WATERS5, b. 19245.

73. FANNIE5 FRAZIER (RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 27 Dec 1906 in Andalusia, AL5, and died 03 Mar 19985. She married RICHARD PHELIX LYNCH5 16 Oct 1922 in Castleberry, AL5, son of JAMES LYNCH and JOSEPHINE DAVIS. He was born 07 Aug 19015, and died 02 Oct 19625. More About FANNIE FRAZIER: Residence: Montgomery, Alabama5 More About RICHARD PHELIX LYNCH: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

Children of FANNIE FRAZIER and RICHARD LYNCH are:
i.         DAISY MAE6 LYNCH5, b. 08 Mar 19245; m. MIDDLETON LEE LINDSEY5, 05 Jan 19425.
ii.        FRANCES LYNCH5, b. 13 Jan 19265; m. (1) HARRY JOHN GARRETT5; m. (2) GEORGE ELBERT ANDERSON5, 31 May 19415.

74. MARJORIE5 DIXON (CHARLES4, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE3, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1940, and died 1967. She married JOHN VICK.

Children of MARJORIE DIXON and JOHN VICK are:
i.         PATRICK6 VICK.
ii.        CLAIRE VICK.

Generation No. 6

75. MARY MCGOWIN6 FOSHEE (WILLIAM EDWARD5, STEWART JAMES4, CASSALINE AMANDA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 23 Feb 1900. She married EUGENE BRAGG SMITH.

Children of MARY FOSHEE and EUGENE SMITH are:
i.         BEVERLY BRAGG7 SMITH.
ii.        EUGENE BRAGG SMITH, JR..

76. EDITH MCGOWIN6 FOSHEE (WILLIAM EDWARD5, STEWART JAMES4, CASSALINE AMANDA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 24 Sep 1904, and died 16 Feb 1970. She married (1) CHARLES ABERCROMBIE. She married (2) JOHN WICKERSHAM FISHER. More About EDITH MCGOWIN FOSHEE: Burial: Aft. 16 Feb 1970, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL

Child of EDITH FOSHEE and CHARLES ABERCROMBIE is:
i.         CHARLES7 ABERCROMBIE, JR..

Child of EDITH FOSHEE and JOHN FISHER is:
ii.        JOHN WICKERSHAM7 FISHER, JR..

77. THOMAS EDWARD6 MCMILLAN (IVA LEE5 MILLER, ALICE BELL4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 10 Jul 1912 in Brewton, AL, and died 27 Jun 1977. He married ELVIRA MINGE COCHRANE 11 Aug 1935. She was born 28 Feb 1913, and died 01 Aug 2004. More About THOMAS EDWARD MCMILLAN: Burial: Aft. 27 Jun 1977, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL More About ELVIRA MINGE COCHRANE: Burial: Aft. 01 Aug 2004, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL

Children of THOMAS MCMILLAN and ELVIRA COCHRANE are:
i.         IVA LEIGH7 MCMILLAN, b. 07 May 1937; d. 11 May 1937. More About IVA LEIGH MCMILLAN: Burial: Aft. 11 May 1937, Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
ii.        EDWARD LEIGH MCMILLAN II, b. 08 Jul 1940.
iii.       ? MCMILLAN, b. 19 Nov 1941; d. 21 Nov 1941.
iv.       ELVIRA MCMILLAN, b. 01 Jun 1943.
v.         KATHERINE ELIZABETH MCMILLAN, b. 21 Sep 1946.

78. MARY KATHLEEN6 MARTIN (MARY ALICE5 HUGGINS, MARY ELIZABETH4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 22 Mar 1917 in Monticello, FL. She married JOHN CALVERT BURNETT 17 Jul 1938. He was born Abt. 1910, and died Abt. 1990. Notes for MARY KATHLEEN MARTIN: Mary Kathleen MARTIN and John Calvert BURNETT settled in Madison, Florida, where John Calvert owned and operated a cotton gin. Notes for JOHN CALVERT BURNETT: John Calvert BURNETT and Mary Kathleen MARTIN-BURNETT lived in Madison, FL, where John Calvert operated a cotton gin.

Children of MARY MARTIN and JOHN BURNETT are:
i.         JOHN CALVERT7 BURNETT, JR., b. 02 Nov 1939.
ii.        WILLIAM MARTIN BURNETT, b. 25 Nov 1941, Madison, FL. Notes for WILLIAM MARTIN BURNETT: A handwritten note indicates that William may have had two children; Mary Kay BURNETT and Daniel BURNETT.

79. THOMAS JOSEPH6 MARTIN, JR. (MARY ALICE5 HUGGINS, MARY ELIZABETH4 COLLINS, MARY LENORA3 CLEMENTS, MARY ELIZABETH2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 05 Jan 1924.

Children of THOMAS JOSEPH MARTIN, JR. are:
i.         KAREN7 MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
ii.        AMY MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945. Notes for AMY MARTIN: Amy had a twin sister, Alison.
iii.       ALISON MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945. Notes for ALISON MARTIN: Alison had a twin sister, Amy.
iv.       JOHN MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
v.         JEFFERY MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
vi.       TODD MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.

80. MYRTLE6 SULLIVAN (OLIVE ESTHER5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 24 Dec 1911, and died 31 Dec 2000 in Milton, FL. She married A. B. COOGLE.

Child of MYRTLE SULLIVAN and A. COOGLE is:
i.         DOROTHY7 COOGLE.

81. FLORENCE LEONORA6 COLLINS (ROBERT OSWALD5, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 09 Dec 1920 in TX. She married ROBERT LEE BUMGARDNER 27 Jul 1942. He was born 29 Sep 1918 in TX, and died 23 May 1992 in FL. Notes for FLORENCE LEONORA COLLINS: Florence Leonora COLLINS and her husband Robert Lee BUMGARDNER, both originally from Texas, have a home in Florida and are retired school teachers. Notes for ROBERT LEE BUMGARDNER: Robert Lee BUMGARDNER and his wife, Florence Leonora COLLINS, both originally from Texas, have a home in Florida and are retired school teachers.

Children of FLORENCE COLLINS and ROBERT BUMGARDNER are:
i.         ROBERT LEE7 BUMGARDNER, JR., b. 26 Mar 1944; d. 27 Mar 1944.
ii.        JAMES DAVID BUMGARDNER, b. 10 Sep 1946.   (((94)))
iii.       JOSEPH COLLINS BUMGARDNER, b. 10 Sep 1946.   (((95)))
iv.       ROBERT LOUIS BUMGARDNER, b. 09 Apr 1950.
v.         MARY FLORENCE BUMGARDNER, b. 08 Mar 1956.   (((96)))

82. DOCTOR ALLEN AUSTIN6 ENZOR, JR. (CHIPLEY ADAMS5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 04 Dec 1914 in Munson, FL, and died 19 Feb 1985 in Crestview, Okaloosa County, FL. He married CLAIRE WHALEN 15 Jun 1945 in Leyte Island, Phillipines. She was born 03 Jun 1911, and died 03 Jan 1978.


Notes for DOCTOR ALLEN AUSTIN ENZOR, JR.:

            Allen's father, Allen Austin ENZOR, Sr., died of throat cancer in 1923.

            In 1924, when his Uncle Isle ENZOR and Aunt Florence COLLINS- ENZOR decided to move from Burkeville, TX to Okaloosa County, Florida, Allen Jr. went with them. The recent death of his father and sister apparently was the motivation for this move, although there are few details of the decision known. Perhaps it was simply that, being a boy, he needed a man's influence and his mother, Chipley COLLINS-ENZOR was a widow now.

            Allen Jr. grew up in Isle and Florence's home along with their two daughters, Ila Collins ENZOR and Patricia Ann ENZOR. Their mothers were sisters and their fathers were brothers, making this "double cousins" relationship something very special for first cousins.

            Allen Jr. attended the University of Florida and received his medical degree from Tulane University. He spent his professional years in medical practice with his Uncle, Dr. Rhett ENZOR.

            Alan Jr. served in the US Army during WW-II and separated as a major.

            Allen Jr. died in the spring of 1985 at his home in Crestview, FL.

            One of his daughters, Dr. Mary Chipley ENZOR-FOSQUE, practices medicine in Pensacola today.


BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY - Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida

Enzor, Allen Austin, b. 12/04/1914, d. 02/19/1985, US Army, MAJOR, Res: Crestview, FL, Plot: 36 0 1814, bur. 02/21/1985

Enzor, Claire E, b. 06/03/1911, d. 01/03/1978, US Army, CAPT, Res: Crestview, FL, Plot: 36 0 1814, bur. 01/06/1978



More About DOCTOR ALLEN AUSTIN ENZOR, JR.:

Burial: 21 Feb 1985, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola NAS, Pensacola, FL (Plot 36-0-1814)

Degree: Abt. 1938, Tulane University

Military service: Abt. 1945, WW-II


Notes for CLAIRE WHALEN:

US Army Capt. WW-II

BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY - Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida

Enzor, Allen Austin, b. 12/04/1914, d. 02/19/1985, US Army, MAJOR, Res: Crestview, FL, Plot: 36 0 1814, bur. 02/21/1985

Enzor, Claire E, b. 06/03/1911, d. 01/03/1978, US Army, CAPT, Res: Crestview, FL, Plot: 36 0 1814, bur. 01/06/1978



More About CLAIRE WHALEN Burial: 06 Jan 1978, Plot 36 0 1814, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola NAS, Pensacola, FL


Marriage Notes for ALLEN ENZOR and CLAIRE WHALEN:

(From the Leyte Gazette)

            Leyte, 17 June 1945 - Capt. Claire Whalen and Maj. Alan Enzor were united in marriage at 8 pm, Friday, June 15, at the 118th General Hospital Chapel. Father Smith of the 76th Station Hospital officiated at the ceremony.

            The bride and her attendant, Mrs. Ed Manion, approached the altar as Chaplain Price played the Lohengrin Wedding March. The groom's attendant was Lt. Ed Manion.

            The bride wore a stiffly starched suntan shirt and Quarter-Master styled slacks with matching accessories - a suntan stitched fatigue hat, white hand-knitted sox and brown oxfords. The bride carried a bouquet of native gardenias. The groom wore conventional suntans.

            Mrs. Enzor is Chief Nurse of the 1st Field Hospital, now on detached service at the 76th Station Hospital. Maj. Enzor is a surgeon of the 1st Field Hospital.

            As the bride stood on the steps of the chapel she threw her bouquet to a group of khaki-dressed lassies. Two arms were broken in the desperate scramble.

            An informal cocktail party was held in honor of the newlyweds.

            After an indefinite delay, Maj. and Mrs. Enzor will make their home in the United States.

 

Children of ALLEN ENZOR and CLAIRE WHALEN are:

97.       i.         DOCTOR MARY CHIPLEY7 ENZOR, b. Abt. 1947.

98.       ii.        CELESTINE ENZOR, b. Abt. 1947.



83. JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS (PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 04 Jul 1924 in Forrest Hills, LA, and died 22 Jan 2007 in Pensacola, FL. She married GEORGE MARTIN EDDINS, JR. 06 Mar 1944 in Pensacola, FL, son of GEORGE EDDINS and CLARA JACKSON. He was born 11 Mar 1917 in Parker Springs, AL, and died 28 Jul 1991 in Pensacola, FL.


Notes for JOHNNIE PEARL DAVIS:

            Johnnie Pearl DAVIS (Johnnie) was born on Independence Day, July 4, 1924, in Forrest Hills, Louisiana.

            The 1930 Census for Grant County (?), Louisiana, Ward 2; Enumeration District 22-5; Supervisor District 5; Sheet 1B shows a John H. (Henry) DAVIS, white male, head-of-household, renting at $4.00 per month, not living on a farm. He was 33 years old in 1930, 21 at marriage. He did not attend any schools in 1929-1930, but could speak, read and write english. He was born in Alabama; his father and mother both born in North Carolina. He was employed in a Gravel Pit as a Steam Shovel Engineer. He was not reported as having been a veteran.

            His wife, Pearl C. (Creary) DAVIS, was a white female, 31 years old; 19 at marriage. She wasa born in Florida; with both her father and mother born North Carolina.

            Johnnie P. (Pearl) DAVIS, daughter, white female, age 6, was born in Louisiana, with father born in Alabama and mother born in Florida.

            Kathleen, daughter, white female, age 3, was born in Louisiana.

Johnnie married George Martin EDDINS, Jr. on 6 March 1944. They had met while she was attending Nursing School in Pensacola, FL and he was driving an ambulance for Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home. A coincidence: George, Jr. was born in a boxcar at Parker Springs, Alabama where George's father was working for the Railroad. His delivery was performed by Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, who would eventually become a relative of Johnnie's. That was shortly before Dr. Enzor moved to Burkeville, TX.

Johnnie was cremated as specified in her own burial arrangements. Her name was inscribed on the reverse of the tombstone of her husband, George Martin EDDINS, Jr., but her ashes were not placed in the grave. They were given to her son Gary Lynn to be returned to the home she had lived in for most of her life.


More About JOHNNIE PEARL DAVIS:

Burial: Abt. 23 Jan 2007, Barrancas National Cemetery; Pensacola Naval Air Station; Pensacola, FL

Cremation: Abt. 23 Jan 2007, Ashes placed in home

Graduation: 20 May 1942, Rosepine High School, Rosepine, LA


Notes for GEORGE MARTIN EDDINS, JR.:

            George Martin Eddins, Jr. ( known as George, Jr.) was born in Parker Springs, Alabama. George, Jr. weighed 10 lbs 11 oz at birth. His father was a Railroad Superintendent and was laying track in the area. Parker Springs was not a town, but a water supply area for the trains. George's father and mother lived in two boxcars that were provided to them by the railroad for shelter while on track-laying duty. George, Jr. was born in one of the boxcars. His delivery was accomplished by Dr. Olin Oliver Enzor, who coincidentally would become a relative of George Jr.'s second wife, Johnnie Pearl Davis.

            George Jr. was a well behaved, serious minded boy. The only record of arrest or conviction was an incident on 1 Jan 1934, when he was 16 years old. He was arrested for shooting fireworks in the downtown Pensacola business district. The case was dismissed in City Court.

            George Jr. began his career in Aviation at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola in 1938. He spent his entire career there except for his brief military service.

            George Jr. married Elizabeth Ann BURKE about 1942. He and Elizabeth Ann had one child, a daughter named Patricia Ann (Patsy). This marriage did not work out and they were divorced on 8 July 1942.

            George Jr. married Johnnie Pearl Davis in 1944. They had met while George Jr. was driving an ambulance for Waters & Hibbert funeral home and Johnnie Davis was attending nursing school. It would coincidentally show they had more in common than first imagined: George Jr.'s father, George, Sr. had worked for the railroad when George, Jr. was born. Years later it would come out in a conversation with George Sr. that the doctor that had delivered George Jr. was Dr. Olin Oliver Enzor, a relative of Johnnie Davis'. That was shortly before Dr. Enzor moved to Burkeville, TX.

            George M. EDDINS, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army on 5 Sep 1946 at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. His service number was RA 14-147-169. His education level was reported as four years of high school and his marital status was "married." His last assignment was with the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, Sandia Base, Albuquerque, NM with work assignments on the Manhattan Project. He was separated on 15 February, 1948 with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade (TEC 5).

            George Jr. retired from Civil Service at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL in 1972 after 34 years faithful service (1938-1972).

            George Jr. and Johnnie Pearl had four children together; one girl (Barbara Lea) and three boys (Ronald Hilton, Gary Lynn, and Stephen Lane).

            George Jr. died at age 74 from complications arising from Aortic Aneurism surgery, compounded by cancer of the lungs. His military service qualified him for burial at Barrancas National Cemetery located on Pensacola Naval Air Station, the place where he had spent most of his adult life. It was fitting that he would also spend eternity there.


His tombstone reads: "GEORGE MARTIN EDDINS, JR. TEC 5, U.S. ARMY WORLD WAR II MAR 11, 1917- JUL 28, 1991."

Obituary column in the Pensacola News Journal Tuesday, July 30, 1991: Well-known square and round dance teacher, choreographer dies at 74, by Michele Kurtz: "George Eddins knew how to get people on the dance floor. He just showed them how much fun they'd have. The world-reknowned square and round dance teacher and choreographer died Sunday. He was 74. Mr. Eddins, a Pensacola native, was instrumental in organizing and promoting square and round dancing locally, his friends and relatives said."


More About GEORGE MARTIN EDDINS, JR.:

Burial: 31 Jul 1991, Barrancas National Cemetery; Pensacola Naval Air Station; Pensacola, FL

Cause of Death: Aortic Aneurysm Surgery; Cancer.

Church: First Baptist Church; Pensacola, FL

Funeral: 31 Jul 1991, Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home; Pensacola, FL

Medical Information: Died at age 74 from complications arising from Aortic Aneurysm surgery compounded by Cancer of the lungs.

Military service: Bet. 05 Sep 1946 - 15 Feb 1948, US Army

 

Children of JOHNNIE DAVIS and GEORGE EDDINS are:

99.       i.         BARBARA LEA7 EDDINS, b. 02 Sep 1944, Pensacola, FL; d. 02 Nov 2009, Orange, CA.

100.     ii.        RONALD HILTON EDDINS, b. 21 Jul 1945, Pensacola, FL.

101.     iii.       GARY LYNN EDDINS, b. 07 Jun 1947, Pensacola, FL.

102.     iv.       STEPHEN LANE EDDINS, b. 06 Apr 1951, Pensacola, FL.



84. KATHLEEN (NMI)6 DAVIS (PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 29 Dec 1926 in Cravens, LA, and died 08 Mar 1991 in Pensacola, FL. She married AIME NOEL CASAVANT. He was born 25 Dec 1909, and died 20 Jan 1991 in Pensacola, FL.

Notes for KATHLEEN (NMI) DAVIS:

            The 1930 Census for Louisiana, Grant County?, Ward 2; Enumeration District 22-5; Supervisor District 5; Sheet 1B shows a John H. (Henry) DAVIS, white male, head-of-household, renting at $4.00 per month, not living on a farm. He was 33 years old in 1930, 21 at marriage. He did not attend any schools in 1929-1930, but could speak, read and write english. He was born in Alabama; Father and mother born in North Carolina. He was employed in a Gravel Pit as a Steam Shovel Engineer. He was not reported as having been a veteran.

            His wife, Pearl C. (Creary) DAVIS, was a white female, 31 years old; 19 at marriage. She was born in Florida; Father and mother born North Carolina.

            Johnnie P. (Pearl) DAVIS, daughter, white female, age 6, was born in Louisiana. Father born in Alabama and Mother born in Florida.

            Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS, daughter, white female, age 3, was born in Louisiana.


            Kathleen, called "Khaki" by family, died at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, FL after a month of severe pain. Khaki and her husband Cass died only a few months apart. Khaki was cremated and buried with her husband Aime Noel CASAVANT, who was also cremated. Their ashes are interred together at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, in Plot # 35 2148-B.


The Slab reads:

Aime Noel Casavant AME1 US Navy Dec 25 1909 Jan 20 1991

Kathleen, His wife Dec 29 1926 Mar 8 1991


More About KATHLEEN (NMI) DAVIS: Cremation: Aft. 08 Mar 1991, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL


Notes for AIME NOEL CASAVANT: Cass died only a few months before his wife. They were cremated and their ashes interred together at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, Plot # 35 2148-B


The Slab reads:

Aime Noel Casavant, AME1 US Navy Dec 25 1909 Jan 20 1991

Kathleen His wife Dec 29 1926 Mar 8 1991 


Aime Noel CASAVANT ("Cass") died only a few months before his wife, Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS. They were both cremated and their ashes interred at Barrancas National Cemetery on the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, Plot # 35 2148-B.




More About AIME NOEL CASAVANT: Cremation: Aft. 20 Jan 1991, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL

 

Child of KATHLEEN DAVIS and AIME CASAVANT is:

103.     i.         SHARON ANNETTE7 CASAVANT, b. 28 Mar 1948, Pensacola, FL.



85. ILA COLLINS6 ENZOR (TERRY FLORENCE5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born Abt. 1925. She married FERRIN CAMPBELL.

 

Child of ILA ENZOR and FERRIN CAMPBELL is:

            i.         FERRIN7 CAMPBELL, JR..



86. PATRICIA ANN6 ENZOR (TERRY FLORENCE5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born Abt. 1932 in FL. She married JERRY PARKER.

 

Children of PATRICIA ENZOR and JERRY PARKER are:

            i.         JAY7 PARKER.

            ii.        PAM PARKER, m. ? KYLE.



87. SAM FORCE6 COLLINS (SAMUEL CODY5, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 09 Jun 1928. He married SUE JOHNSON.

 

Child of SAM COLLINS and SUE JOHNSON is:

            i.         KRISTI DENEAN7 COLLINS, b. 08 Jan 1965.



88. ARTHUR RAY6 PATE (ALMEDIA ELIZABETH5 COBB, MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 30 Nov 1905 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 20 Jan 1980 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. He married LUCY NELL COBB Nov 1935 in Paul, Conecuh Co., AL. She was born 01 Dec 1919 in Paul, Conecuh Co. AL.

 

Children of ARTHUR PATE and LUCY COBB are:

104.     i.         FREDDIE MAX7 PATE, b. 1938, Paul, Conecuh County AL.

105.     ii.        DONALD RAY PATE, b. 1940.

106.     iii.       JULIE ANN PATE, b. 15 Oct 1945, Paul, Conecuh Co. AL.



89. LEWIS EDWARD6 PATE (ALMEDIA ELIZABETH5 COBB, MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 10 Sep 1912 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 21 Nov 1990 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. He married (1) GERTRUDE FRAZIER. He married (2) GERTRUDE PAULINE FRAZIER5 19 Apr 1935, daughter of BENJAMIN FRAZIER and MARY SHERMAN. She was born 28 Jan 19195. More About LEWIS EDWARD PATE: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama More About GERTRUDE PAULINE FRAZIER: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Alabama5

Child of LEWIS PATE and GERTRUDE FRAZIER is:
i.         BENJAMIN DOYLE7 PATE5, b. 29 Dec 1939; d. 25 Aug 2003, Winter Haven, Polk County, FL. Notes for BENJAMIN DOYLE PATE: Published Wednesday, August 27, 2003

BENJAMIN PATE, 63

Pallet Manufacturer

WINTER HAVEN -- Mr. Benjamin Doyle Pate of Winter Haven died of heart failure Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) at home. He was 63.

Born in Covington County, Ala., on Dec. 29, 1939, he came to Winter Haven from Alabama in 1967. He was a self-employed pallet manufacturer and refurbisher. He was formerly an insurance salesman and department manager for Wal-Mart. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Miracle Tabernacle in Auburndale.

Mr. Pate is survived by his wife, Roberta R. Pate; son, Timothy D. Pate, Auburndale; mother, Gertrude Frazier Pate, Andalusia, Ala.; brothers, Aaron Pate and Ronnie Pate, both of Andalusia; sister, Elizabeth Sasser, Opp, Ala.; two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Pentecostal Miracle Tabernacle, 400 E. U.S. 92, Auburndale.

Benjamin Doyle Pate

Benjamin Doyle Pate, 63, of Winter Haven, died of heart failure on Aug. 25, 2003, at his residence.

He was a native of Covington County, Ala., who came to the area from Alabama in 1967. He was a self-employed pallet manufacturer and refurbisher. He was formerly an insurance salesman and a past Wal-Mart department manager. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Miracle Tabernacle in Auburndale.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Robert R. Pate of Winter Haven; a son, Timothy D. (Tammy) Pate of Auburndale; his mother, Gertrude Frazier Pate of Andalusia, Ala.; two brothers, Aaron (Evelyn) Pate and Ronnie (Jenny) Pate, all of Andalusia; a sister, Elizabeth (Willye) Sasser of Opp, Ala..; and two grandchildren, Lorann and Lacey.

Visitation will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kersey Funeral Home in Auburndale. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Miracle Tabernacle, 400 E Highway 92 in Auburndale.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lacey Pate Fund in care of any Wachovia Bank.

Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale

News Chief l August 27, 2003



90. LOIS EVELYN PAYNE6 MCKAY (MARY BELL5 SHERMAN, EUFAMIA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 07 Jan 1913 in Saucier, MS5, and died 16 Dec 1995 in Andalusia, Covington County, AL5. She married ROBERT HARTWELL KELLEY5 Oct 19305, son of ROBERT KELLEY and HATTIE MCCLAIN. He was born 22 May 19135, and died 20 Jul 1991 in Andalusia, Covington County, AL5. More About LOIS EVELYN PAYNE MCKAY: Burial: 18 Dec 1995, Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetary, McKenzie, AL5

Notes for ROBERT HARTWELL KELLEY: News clipping October, 1990

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartwell (Evelyn) Kelley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 5th, at the home of one of their daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Wallace, in Luverne. Also sharing in their celebration, was another daughter, Era Messick, her husband, Robert; and five of their grandchildren, including: Kelley Wallace, Kayla Wallace, Justin Wallace, Jalon Wallace, and Patricia Walden.

From The Andalusia Star News, Wednesday, October 24, 1990

Kelleys honored with 60th wedding anniversary

On Sunday, Oct. 7, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Kelley were honored with a surprise celebration for their 60th wedding anniversary; Beginning first at the Andalusia Church of God, where they were sung "Happy Anniversary" and presented with some gifts. From the church, the celebration was carried over to the home of their daughter, Era Messick, in Loango, for a big dinner and fellowship together. A beautiful 4-tier wedding cake, decorated especially for them by their daughter, Era.

All those attending this event were: Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Kelley and six of their children: Mr. and Mrs. Oley B. (Elzie) Kelley of Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Era) Messick of Loango; Mr. and Mrs. James (Sue) Kelley and two of their children, Tina and Scott Kelley of Luverne; Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. (Linda) Kelley and their three children, Gene, Rachael, and David Kelley of Georgiana; Dwight and Brenda Kelley and daughter, Amber, of Ashford; Mr. and Mrs. Ronny (Norma Jean) Wallace and their four children, Kelley, Kayla, Justin, and Jalon Wallace of Luverne. Other grandchildren included: Mr. and Mrs. J.C. (Patricia) Walden and their three children, Candace, Nekia, and Larecia Walden of Red Level; Tim Kelley of Eufaula; Their Pastor's, Rev. and Mrs. C.L. (Juanita) Dyess of Andalusia, and Rev. and Mrs. Carl (Bobbie) Turman of Red Level; and Evangelists, Mr. and Mrs. Joey (LeAnn) Turman, of Red Level.

And, Friends, Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Ruby) Pruitt of McKenzie; Mr. and Mrs. James (Barbara) McDowell and their daughter, Shannon McDowell of Andalusia; Candy Dyess of Andalusia; Mr. and Mrs. Cleaotis (Diane) Stallings and son Keith Kelley, of Red Level; Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Rachael) Watson and their three daughters, Michelle, Sherry, and Martha Watson, of Andalusia; Kim Davis of Andalusia; Mark Griffith of Greenville; and, Angie Ainsworth, of Red Level. There was a total of 54 people present. Forty-seven of these people attended the Andalusia Church of God that morning in Mr. and Mrs. Kelley's honor.

There was plenty of food for everyone including deserts and tea. Our sincere thanks also goes to Bro. James McDowell who videotaped this event for them. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Our only regret is that Mr. and Mrs. Kelley were not feeling as well as they would have liked to. Please continue to remember them in your prayers.

More About ROBERT HARTWELL KELLEY: Burial: 22 Jul 1991, Antioch Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetary, McKenzie, AL5

Children of LOIS MCKAY and ROBERT KELLEY are:
i.         ROBERT VIRGIL7 KELLEY, b. 28 Jun 1932; d. Sep 1933. More About ROBERT VIRGIL KELLEY: Burial: Antioch Cemetery, McKenzie
ii.        HURSTON WAYNE KELLEY, b. 09 Sep 1954; d. 21 Jul 1977, Wynn, AR; m. ? SEXTON. More About HURSTON WAYNE KELLEY: Burial: Brushey Creek Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

91. GERTRUDE PAULINE6 FRAZIER (MARY BELL5 SHERMAN, EUFAMIA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 28 Jan 19195. She married (1) ? SHERRILL5. She married (2) LEWIS EDWARD PATE 19 Apr 1935, son of JOHN PATE and ALMEDIA COBB. He was born 10 Sep 1912 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL, and died 21 Nov 1990 in Paul, Conecuh County, AL. More About GERTRUDE PAULINE FRAZIER: Burial: Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Alabama5 More About LEWIS EDWARD PATE: Burial: Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Conecuh County, Alabama Child is listed above under (89) Lewis Edward PATE.

92. RACHEL ESTELLE6 KIRKLIN (GEORGIA A.5 FRAZIER, RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 09 Sep 1911 in Brooklyn, Conecuh County, AL5, and died 08 Jan 19595. She married JOHN D. BRAY5 08 Feb 1928 in Andalusia, AL, son of HENRY BRAY and BAMMA ?-BRAY-?. He was born 27 May 1903 in Andalusia, AL, and died 11 Jan 1973. More About RACHEL ESTELLE KIRKLIN: Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5 More About JOHN D. BRAY: Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

Child of RACHEL KIRKLIN and JOHN BRAY is:
i.         RUDOLPH7 BRAY5, b. 13 Nov 1929; m. ? POWELL.

93. BERTHA MAE6 LUNSFORD (MAMIE5 FRAZIER, RACHEL4 WADE, MARTHA3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1)5 was born 19125, and died 26 Jun 19935. She married OLAN HART5. He was born 09 Dec 19185, and died 13 Jan 19815. More About BERTHA MAE LUNSFORD: Burial: Hopewell Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5 More About OLAN HART: Burial: Hopewell Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama5

Child of BERTHA LUNSFORD and OLAN HART is:
i.         SANDRA7 HART5, b. 04 Oct 19525; d. 29 Mar 19595. More About SANDRA HART: Burial: Hopewell Church Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama

Generation No. 7


94. JAMES DAVID7 BUMGARDNER (FLORENCE LEONORA6 COLLINS, ROBERT OSWALD5, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 10 Sep 1946. He married HAZEL ELIZABETH JAMISON. She was born 18 Feb 1948.

Children of JAMES BUMGARDNER and HAZEL JAMISON are:
i.         AMY ELIZABETH8 BUMGARDNER, b. 27 Dec 1973.
ii.        JAMES DAVID BUMGARDNER, JR., b. 23 Jan 1977.

95. JOSEPH COLLINS7 BUMGARDNER (FLORENCE LEONORA6 COLLINS, ROBERT OSWALD5, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 10 Sep 1946. He married JILL MCKITTRICK. She was born 02 May 1948.

Children of JOSEPH BUMGARDNER and JILL MCKITTRICK are:
i.         LAUREN8 BUMGARDNER, b. 17 Aug 1977.
ii.        LINDY BUMGARDNER, b. 01 May 1979.

96. MARY FLORENCE7 BUMGARDNER (FLORENCE LEONORA6 COLLINS, ROBERT OSWALD5, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 08 Mar 1956. She married DAVID ALAN DETSCHER. He was born 01 Jul 1961.

Child of MARY BUMGARDNER and DAVID DETSCHER is:
i.         MARY KATHRYN8 DETSCHER, b. 21 Mar 1989.

97. DOCTOR MARY CHIPLEY7 ENZOR (ALLEN AUSTIN6, CHIPLEY ADAMS5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born Abt. 1947. She married ? FOSQUE. He was born Abt. 1935.

Children of MARY ENZOR and ? FOSQUE are:
i.         ELIZABETH8 FOSQUE, b. Pensacola, FL.
ii.        CHRISTOPHER FOSQUE, b. Pensacola, FL.

98. CELESTINE7 ENZOR (ALLEN AUSTIN6, CHIPLEY ADAMS5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born Abt. 1947. She married ? FOLGA. He was born Abt. 1935.

Child of CELESTINE ENZOR and ? FOLGA is:
i.         CLAIRE8 FOLGA, b. Pensacola, FL.

99. BARBARA LEA7 EDDINS (JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 02 Sep 1944 in Pensacola, FL, and died 02 Nov 2009 in Orange, CA. She married HARVEY JOSEPH DIXON II Abt. 1963 in Pensacola, FL. He was born 13 May 1944 in Pensacola, FL. Barbara Lea EDDINS-DIXON was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She had just begun her chemotherapy when she passed away quietly in her sleep at about three AM on 2 November, 2009. She wsa buried in Orange, CA

Children of BARBARA EDDINS and HARVEY DIXON are:
i. Cheryl Annette DIXON, b. 26 Mar 1964, Pensacola, FL; d. 16 May 1993, Orange, CA.   (((107)))
ii. Harvey Joseph DIXON, III, b. 08 Oct 1969, Anaheim, CA.

100. RONALD HILTON7 EDDINS (JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 21 Jul 1945 in Pensacola, FL. He married (1) KAREN ELIZABETH SMITH 21 Jul 1969 in Sheffield, AL, daughter of ODELL SMITH and ELOISE BOTELER. She was born 26 Jun 1949 in Birmingham, AL. He married (2) PATRICIA ANN XIFO 20 Jul 2004 in Cottonwood, AZ, daughter of ANTHONY XIFO and SARA ENZOR. She was born 11 Sep 1953 in Brooklyn, NY

Notes for RONALD HILTON EDDINS:

Ronald Hilton EDDINS was born at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, Florida.

            He lived with his parents on Paine Road in Navy Point, Warrington, a suburb of Pensacola. His father was drafted into military service less than a year after Ronald's birth and Ronald, his older sister Barbara and his mother moved in with her husband's parents at 1203 North Green Street, Brownsville, FL. Ronald and his older sister Barbara lived there until George M. EDDINS, Jr. returned from military service.

            When George, Jr. got out of the Army their new home at 2 Sulu Drive, Warrington was completed and they moved there, where they resided for the rest of their lives.

            Ronald joined the Army on 2 August, 1963. He served in various assignments until his discharge on 10 September, 1967, after which he returned to his home in Warrington.

            Ronald married Karen Elizabeth SMITH on 26 June 1969 and they moved into a rental apartment on Waycross Avenue off Gulf Beach Highway. Ronald, who was working as a reserve Deputy Sheriff, found times tough financially and in January, 1970, rejoined the Army.

            Ronald spent twenty more years in the service of his country, finally retiring in May, 1987 as a First Sergeant. Ronald and Karen returned to her home in Sheffield, Alabama.

            Ronald began working at various jobs, finally becoming a Produce Manager with the Jitney Jungle Supermarkets. He worked for them until they closed their stores in 1997. Needing work, Ronald transferred over to the local Wal-Mart Super Center located in Florence, Alabama, where he worked as a Produce Clerk.

            Ronald and Karen had marital problems, and Ronald left his family in March of 1999, returning to his family's home in Warrington, Florida. He remained there until August, 1999, when he moved to Lagrangeville, New York, where his fiance Patricia Ann XIFO-HOMON lived.

            Ronald and Patricia were married on 20 Juiy, 2004 in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Notes for KAREN ELIZABETH SMITH:

            Born Nell Chandler, after birth Nell was put up for adoption in Montgomery, AL. She was adopted by Odell and Eloise Smith and renamed Karen Elizabeth Smith. Her adoptive parents informed her when she was quite young that she was adopted but she never had any interest in finding her biological parents until after the death of her adoptive parents. In the late 1980's she started her search. She was quite fortunate in that she found her biological mother very quickly. Apparently her mother had given birth out of wedlock and the times dictated she give up her baby. Her real mother was Betty Joyce Chandler, now married to William McGuire. They reside in Scranton, PA. Karen's real father is still unknown. Karen has several half-brothers and sisters.

            Karen lived with her adopted parents at her Sheffield, AL address until she married Ronald Hilton Eddins in 1969. She inherited the family home at the death of her mother in 1985.

            She and her husband Ronald moved to Alabama upon his retirement from the Army in 1987, and they lived there until their separation in 1999.

            She remained there until the home was reposessed for default on mortgage pmts in 2002.

Notes for PATRICIA ANN XIFO:

            Patricia Ann XIFO was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents moved to Bedford Hills, N.Y. when she was five years old. They lived in the same house at 8 Sunset Drive until her mother sold the house in 1996.

            Patricia graduated Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) in January 1976 with a BA in Art Education. She later graduated from the Marist College Paralegal Program in February 2000. She is now working in a law firm located in Croton-On-Hudson, New York. They specialize in FELA personal injury cases.

            Patricia was divorced from Kevin Earl HOMON in May, 2001

Children of RONALD EDDINS and KAREN SMITH are:
i.         MICHAEL RONALD8 EDDINS, b. 15 Apr 1970, Sheffield, AL.   (((108)))
ii.        KAREN RENEE EDDINS, b. 22 Aug 1974, Fort George G. Meade, MD.

101. GARY LYNN7 EDDINS (JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 07 Jun 1947 in Pensacola, FL. He married (1) CONSTANCE ANN BUSH 04 Oct 1971 in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL. She was born 10 Jul 1952. He married (2) MARLENE AUBIN 13 Nov 1982 in Duval County, FL. Notes for CONSTANCE ANN BUSH: A marriage document from the Florida Department of Health found online indicates Connie remarried in 1988, but no spouse name was included.

Children of GARY EDDINS and CONSTANCE BUSH are:
i.         ERIKA LYNNETTE8 EDDINS, b. 22 Feb 1972, Pensacola, FL.   (((109)))
ii.        CINDY ANNE EDDINS, b. 31 Jul 1973, Pensacola, FL.   (((110)))
iii.       ANGELA MARIE EDDINS, b. 30 Jul 1974, Pensacola, FL.   (((111)))

102. STEPHEN LANE7 EDDINS (JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 06 Apr 1951 in Pensacola, FL. He married (1) JEAN ANN CONARY 19 Oct 1968 in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL. She was born 01 Feb 1951. He married (2) JOAN MARIE CONARY 31 Dec 1981 in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL. She was born 21 Aug 1953. Notes for STEPHEN LANE EDDINS: Stephen Lane EDDINS was born at Maternity Hospital on Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida. His wives, Jean Ann CONARY and Joan Marie CONARYwere sisters.

Children of STEPHEN EDDINS and JEAN CONARY are:
i.         MARTIN DANA8 EDDINS, b. 10 Jan 1969, Pensacola, FL.   (((112)))
ii.        REGINA LAYNE EDDINS, b. 04 Apr 1970, Pensacola, FL; m. DAVID GERALD GRAHAM, JR., 31 Dec 1998, Pensacola, FL.|
iii.       STEPHEN RUSSELL EDDINS, b. 08 Jun 1974, Pensacola, FL.   (((113)))

Child of STEPHEN EDDINS and JOAN CONARY is:
iv.       STEPHANI REE MIRANDA8 EDDINS, b. 31 May 1993, Pensacola, FL.

103. SHARON ANNETTE7 CASAVANT (KATHLEEN (NMI)6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 28 Mar 1948 in Pensacola, FL. She married (1) GUY TURNER Bef. 1973. He was born Abt. 1945. She married (2) GREGG MOODY Mar 1977. He was born Abt. 1945.

Child of SHARON CASAVANT and GUY TURNER is:
i.         AIMEE KATHLEEN8 TURNER, b. 01 Jul 1973, Virginia Beach, VA.

104. FREDDIE MAX7 PATE (ARTHUR RAY6, ALMEDIA ELIZABETH5 COBB, MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1938 in Paul, Conecuh County AL. He married LINDA ?-PATE-?. She was born 05 Jul 1951.

Children of FREDDIE PATE and LINDA ?-PATE-? are:
i.         JOHN LARRY8 PATE, b. 21 Apr 1970; m. CATHY ?-PATE-?.
ii.        MONICA MICHELLE PATE, m. HAROLD ROSE.
iii.       DAREATH COURTNEY PATE, b. 07 Feb 1977, Tuscaloosa, AL; m. JASON MORRIS.
iv.       LISA MARIE PATE, b. 30 Jul 1985.

105. DONALD RAY7 PATE (ARTHUR RAY6, ALMEDIA ELIZABETH5 COBB, MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 1940. He married MARY KILGORE.

Children of DONALD PATE and MARY KILGORE are:
i.         RAY8 PATE.
ii.        CELITA PATE.
iii.       PHILLIP PATE, m. SHAWN HAMMONS.
iv.       RICK PATE, m. JINNEY TATUM.

106. JULIE ANN7 PATE (ARTHUR RAY6, ALMEDIA ELIZABETH5 COBB, MATILDA4 WEBB, JANE3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 15 Oct 1945 in Paul, Conecuh Co. AL. She married JOSEPH EMIL MOORE 20 Sep 1967 in Tuscaloosa, AL. He was born 18 Jul 1940 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Children of JULIE PATE and JOSEPH MOORE are:
i.         DAVID PHILLIP8 MOORE, b. 18 Aug 1968, Tuscaloosa, AL; m. DEDRA SHONTELLE CADDELL, 20 May 1995, Eoline, AL; b. 11 Nov 1972, Tuscaloosa, AL.
ii.        JOSEPH TODD MOORE, b. 08 Dec 1973.

Generation No. 8


107. CHERYL ANNETTE8 DIXON (BARBARA LEA7 EDDINS, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 26 Mar 1964 in Pensacola, FL, and died 16 May 1993 in Orange, CA. She married (2) JOHN ROBERT SANDERS 1982 in Huntington Beach, CA. He was born Abt. 1964. More About CHERYL ANNETTE DIXON: Burial: Aft. 16 May 1993, Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA

Children of CHERYL DIXON and JOHN SANDERS are:
i.         TRAVIS TYLER9 SANDERS, b. 28 Jul 1983, Huntington, Beach, CA.
ii.        ASHLEY LEA FAYE RUTH GEORGIA SANDERS, b. 02 Oct 1984, Huntington Beach, CA.
iii.       ROBERT DIXON SANDERS, b. 12 Oct 1985, Huntington Beach, CA.
iv.       LACY NICOLE SANDERS, b. 19 Nov 1986, CA.
v.         CURTIS DIXON, b. 05 May 1988, CA.
vii.      AMANDA LYNN DIXON, b. 10 Jan 1990, Huntington Beach, CA.

108. MICHAEL RONALD8 EDDINS (RONALD HILTON7, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 15 Apr 1970 in Sheffield, AL. He met (1) ALICIA HINKLE. She was born 27 Nov 1971 in Delta, OH. He married (2) STACEY LEIGH PEARSON 18 Apr 1998 in Sierra Vista, AZ. She was born 17 Jan 1971. Notes for MICHAEL RONALD EDDINS: Alicia Hinkle and Michael Eddins never married. They had two children together. They separated about 1992. Notes for ALICIA HINKLE: Alicia Hinkle and Michael Eddins never married. They had two children by each other. They eventually separated about 1992.

Children of MICHAEL EDDINS and ALICIA HINKLE are:
i.         REBECCA MICHELLE9 EDDINS, b. 28 Sep 1990, Sheffield, AL.
ii.        MICHAEL DOUGLAS EDDINS, b. Abt. 1992.

Child of MICHAEL EDDINS and STACEY PEARSON is:
iii.       ALEXIS SIMONE9 WASHINGTON, b. 06 Apr 1994.

109. ERIKA LYNNETTE8 EDDINS (GARY LYNN7, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 22 Feb 1972 in Pensacola, FL.

Children of ERIKA LYNNETTE EDDINS are:
i. HOPE RENEE9 EDDINS, b. 21 Oct 1991, Pensacola, FL.
ii. FAITH EDDINS, b. 15 Sep 1994, Pensacola, FL.
iii. CHARIDEE EDDINS, b. 30 Oct 1995, Pensacola, FL.

110. CINDY ANNE8 EDDINS (GARY LYNN7, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 31 July, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida. She married George NICHOLS.

Children of Cindy Anne EDDINS and George NICHOLS are:
i. JAMES ERIC9 NICHOLS, b. 18 Sep 1990, Pensacola, FL.
ii. RANDALL NICHOLS, b. 08 Nov 1992, Pensacola, FL.
iii. JOSEPH NICHOLS, b. 18 Jul 1994, Pensacola, FL.

111. ANGELA MARIE8 EDDINS (GARY LYNN7, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 30 July,1974 in Pensacola, Florida.

Child of Angela Marie EDDINS is:
i. Rodney Trenton EDDINS, b. 19 Feb 1993, Pensacola, FL.

112. MARTIN DANA8 EDDINS (STEPHEN LANE7, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 10 January, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida. He married Tracy ?.

Children of Martin Dana EDDINS and Tracy ? are:
i. Joey EDDINS.
ii. Kristee EDDINS, b. 11 May 1995.

113. STEPHEN RUSSELL8 EDDINS (STEPHEN LANE7, JOHNNIE PEARL6 DAVIS, PEARL CREARY5 COLLINS, ROBERT EDWARD LEE4, PERMELIA ANN3 DIXON, ELSIE PERMELIA2 MAY, JAMES DAVID1) was born 08 June, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida. He married Theresa ?.

Children of Stephen Russell EDDINS and Theresa ? are:
i. Summer EDDINS.
ii. Sarah EDDINS.
iii. Serena EDDINS, b. 02 Oct 1996.