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Stephen R Box…

has many many descendants in the Shoals.  Are you one? Do you have memories to share? Stephen Robert Box was reported to be more than seven feet tall.

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7 responses

  1. Here is a little something something for Randy Box who supplied the standing version of his ancestor Stephen R Box. Click on the photos on the blog and there will be a larger version.

    January 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  2. Randy Box

    Thanks for inspiring me to do a little more digging after years of giving up on my genealogy work.

    Here is some additional and brand new info for me:

    7. Rebecca Lucretia Box, born Mar 1876 in Blount Co., AL. She was the daughter of 14. Stephen Robert
    Box and 15. Sarah K Hawkins.
    Children of William Reynolds and Rebecca Box are:
    i. Mary M Reynolds, born May 1894 in Marshall Co, AL.
    ii. Ludie S Reynolds, born Aug 1895 in Marshall Co, AL.
    iii. Julia Alta Reynolds, born Apr 1897 in Marshall Co, AL.
    iv. Ida Reynolds, born Abt. 1898.
    v. Nettie M Reynolds, born May 1899 in Marshall Co, AL.
    vi. Leola Reynolds, born Abt. 1902.
    vii. Velma Reynolds, born Abt. 1903.
    viii. William C Reynolds, born Abt. 1904.
    3 ix. Carrie Lee Reynolds, born 22 Mar 1905; died 20 Apr 1999 in Birmingham, AL; married (1) Roy Wilson
    Clowdus; married (2) Louis Zell May.
    x. Genoa Reynolds, born Abt. 1910.
    xi. Floyd Reynolds, born Abt. 1913.
    xii. Alvin Reynolds, born Abt. 1914.
    xiii. Hubert Reynolds, born Abt. 1924.

    January 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  3. Randy Box

    In doing this research I have been able to add another generation to my tree:

    Stephen R. Box’s wife was Sarah K. Hawkins, daughter of Edward W. Hawkins (1831-1900) and Nancy (last name unknown).

    Stephen R. Box’s father was John Patterson Box (1824-1862), the son of John Hatters Box and Jane “Jennie” Stovall. Jane was born 1798 in Virginia according to the census.

    Stephen’s father Patterson Box was killed or died during the Civil War where he served in the Alabama 28th Infantry Co B.

    Patterson was as far back as I could go in the early 2000’s and I gave up till now! On to digging on John Hatters Box my G-g-g-g-grandfather…

    January 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    • Teresa Mathews

      Randy, if you find out any more on John Hatters Box please let me know. Do you have any idea where Patterson Box might be buried? I descend from Stephen Box’s son, William C Reynolds. William C Reynolds was my grandfather.

      June 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  4. Randy Box

    Got a burst of enthusiasm and dug some more. Still can’t find anything on the parents of John Hatters Box.

    March 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm

  5. LuCressia Reynolds Hosch

    My grandfather is Hubert Reynolds son of Lucretia Box Reynolds.
    I am named after her. My parents were told my name was correct spelling but I found out on my grandfathers birth certificate that was not the case. My grandfather lived in Oneonta AL. Til his death in 1980.
    You can find many cousins on Facebook from her children’s children.
    Thank you all for sharing. I grew up with my gaunt Alta and her family living across the road from my grandparents on Easley Mountain. I also grew up around guncle Alvin who lived in Leeds AL.

    July 3, 2015 at 3:23 am

    • Randy Box

      My Dad remembers his Aunt “Creasey”. Years ago in the early-mid 90’s we had a truck driver come to my Dad’s business delivering goods. Turned out to be one of our cousins who was Lucretia’s son.

      July 10, 2015 at 2:42 am

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