My name is Hunter. I am 20 years old and love history. I got started researching my grandmother's side after she died. It kinda made me feel closer to her knowing more about her family.
I am also very interested in local history. I am the youngest member of the Choccolocco Valley Heritage Society. I am very active in preserving history. I have accomplished placing two historic cemeteries in Calhoun County, Ala. on the National Registry of Historic Cemeteries: Pine Grove Cemetery- 1850's, and Zion Hill (White Plains) Cemetery- 1830's.
Here is a list of the families that I am working on: Gentry, Saffold, Hughes, McClain, Taylor, Deason, Hollingsworth, Bagley, Austin, Freeman, Ponder, and Brazzell.
In August of 2012, I was featured in the Anniston Star for being an "Untypical Teen" of Calhoun County, Alabama. That soon lead to the article being placed in the Eastman Genealogy Newsletter, and an interview on Youtube.
A great friend of mine, Mary Ann Ferguson, passed away on Feb. 9th. She is really the one that helped me get involved in Find A Grave. She was an amazing lady that would venture in any cemetery no matter the location or hot summer weather. She was the type of person that us genealogists need to look up too. She will be greatly missed.
RE: Louis Harrison Hollingsworth b 3 May 1816 SC,d 17 Feb 1916, Calhoun Co AR. Wife Anna Oliver 23 Jan 1824 AL, d 22 Jan 1880 Calhoun Co AR. Marr 19 Nov 1843 in Sinclair, Benton (now Calhoun) Co ALABAMA. Moved AL to AR abt 1846-1849 & had many land patents. Oct 1851 was member of 1st Petit Jury of Calhoun Co AR. 11 children. If you need anything else, email me pls Margo firstname.lastname@example.org
RE: John T. Hollingsworth What I have for John Tyler?/Thomas? is mostly from his will in what is now Calhoun Co AL. At the time of his death it was known as Benton Co. Here is what we know of him: b 1785 d April 1865 1844 Census listed as taxpayer Benton Co AL 1850 Census shows wife Susannah b 1797 & states they own 400 acres 1866 Estate Deed lists wife Mary and other heirs as follows: eldest son Wesley Hollingsworth Mary Hollingsworth Glover William Hollingsworth James R Hollingsworth Susan Hollingsworth Bonds Harrison Hollingsworth Samuel Hollingsworth John Hollingsworth Charles Hollingsworth Warren G Hollingsworth Lots of conjecture abt his & his parents but as far as I know, nothing substantially proven. Good luck!! Margo
Nancy McClain I see you entered the memorial for Nancy McClain. She was my grandfather's first cousin. Would like to exchange information with you. Esp interested in anything you have on her father Joel Marion Champion.