sound so familiar. Are any of these soldiers of the 27th Alabama Infantry in your family tree? The 27th ALabama Infantry - Rosters Companies C and E The 27th ALabama Infantry Company C, The 27th Alabama Infantry WHEELER, A.S. Captain THOMPSON, Empson B. Captain GENTRY, John W Lieutenant DENNIS, W.A. Lieutenant CHANDLER, James H. 1st Lieutenant ALEXANDER, E.M. 1st Lieutenant BECKWITH, A.W. 2nd Lieutenant OLIVE, James J. 2nd Lieutenant WINBOURNE, Henry G. Sergeant [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] SIMMONS, James M. 1st Sergeant[Died during the war] THOMPSON, William A. 1st Sergeant RANDLE, Wiley W. Sergeant CANNON, J.P. Sergeant BRADFORD, J.D. Sergeant LEDBETTER, M.T. Sergeant SPENCE, W.M. Sergeant POOL, Nathaniel A. Sergeant FLETCHER, J.W. 1st Sergeant FLYNT, John 2nd Sergeant BRADFORD, Jesse D. 5th Sergeant[Filed for pension in Madison County] CANADA, W.A. Corporal CLARK, Samuel Corporal COOK, Samuel V. Corporal GRAMMER, J.R. Corporal SUMMERHILL, William R. Corporal Privates: ADAMS, Henry J ANDERSON, J.R. ARMSTRONG, J.F. BALCOMBE, Allen[Died during the war] BARBER, J.M. BAYLES, John H. BEVIS, A.J. [Died during the war] BEVIS, Jesse W BEVIS, Thomas F. [Filed for pension in Colbert County] BLALOCK, A.C BRYANT, Edward BURGE, William BURR, James CANADA, Starling CANNON, E.N. CARR, John J [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] CARR, Milton CASEY, Samuel G.[Died during the war] CLANTON, James CLANTON, Jesse C [Died in Limestone County] CLANTON, Joseph CLINTON, Isaac CLARK, Dennis CLARK, Robert CLEMON, J.W COTHRON, W. Monroe CURTIS, Hillary DALRYMPLE, T.W. DENSON, J.W DEMPSEY, John Y. DEWBERRY, Jabez [Died during the war] DOCKINS, Reuben DOWDY, W.C DUNCAN, Reuben ELLIS, Zack EZELL, D.C. FLINT, GEORGE [Died during the war] FLYNT, Henry A. [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] GARRETT, W.G. GARVIN, William M. GILBERT, Richard GRIMES, George B HACKETT, Thomas HEATHCOAT, M HENDRIX, A.J [Died 1909 Winston County] HIGGINS, Zack [Died during the war] HIPP, A.H HOOKS, Curtis D[Died in Lauderdale County] HUGHES, Nathan HURLEY, George W JOHNSON, E.H JONES, John W. JONES, Nathan A. LANDERS, Isaac C. LANDERS, James H [Filed for pension in Lawrence County] LANGFORD, Joseph E. [Died during the war] LANGFORD, W.D. LEDBETTER, F.M LINDSAY, Adron L [Filed for pension in 1921 in Lauderdale County] LINDSAY, Andrew J.[Died during the war] LINSEY, Monroe LONG, John [Died 1901, widow filed for pension in Lauderdale County] LOVE, Thomas J. LOVELACE, Asa LOVELACE, Hazel L. MARTIN, Asbury McCAMPBELL, James A. McINTYRE, A.J. MOLT, William MOODY, James W. NIXON, William H. NORMAN, William C ODOM, Watson W PALMER, James W. [Died during the war] PALMER, Samuel PALMER, William C. PARIS, Elias C. PARKER, George W PHILLIPS, Charles W PHILLIPS, John w POOL, G.C POOL, James M PRICE, Caswell PRUITT, John C. RHODES, Noah S. RICHARDSON, Bryant W. RICHARDSON, James W RICHARDSON, Jefferson L SEGO, G.W [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] SHARP, Ira SMITH, John R [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] STEVENS, T.C TERRILL, Richard THOMAS, N.A. TIDWELL, Samuel WAITS, Shelton A. WALLACE, John W [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] Wallace, J [Died during the war] WALLACE, W.A. WESSON, Randolph WESSON, William [Died during the war] WILKINSON, O.T. WILLIAMS, Allen C. YOUNG, William W. Company E, The 27th Alabama Infantry JONES, T.A. Captain BELSON, W.B. Captain ANDREWS, Robert Captain [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] PETTUS, William W 1st Lieutenant[Died 1882 Lauderdale County] KILLEN, Henry A 1st Lieutenant [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] CUNNINGHAM, G.W. 2nd Lieutenant McMAHEN, James A 2nd Lieutenant RICHARDSON, James 2nd Lieutenant McCRACKEN, J.E. Sergeant McMAHEN, R.A. Sergeant MURDOCK, J.A.D. Sergeant ALLEN, Henry D Sergeant [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] ENGLE, E.H. Sergeant HOOD, W.C. 1st Sergeant CONNER, A.J 1st Sergeant BYNUM, S.E. Corporal COTTRELL, Geo. W. Corporal COX, Hiram Corporal [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] CRUMP, W.G.H. Corporal KEENER, J.S. Corporal KILLEN, Daniel D. Corporal [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] THRASHER, J.H. Corporal Privates: ABERNATHY, John ALEXANDER, Thomas ALLINGTON, Sidney P [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] ANDREWS, T.M. BARNETT, James W. [Died during the war] BARNETT, Zechariah [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] BOWEN, E.B. BROWN, James BROWN, Jancel [Died during the war] BURK, B.Y. BURROUGHS, James H. CAGLE, J. CREEL, Josiah C [Filed for pension in Marshall County] CROSS, J.A. DOUGLAS, N.H. EDWARDS, B. ELLIS, Edward T. ENGLISH, James P. FORESYTH, G.W. FOSTER, A.C. FRENCH, Garrett FRENCH, James [Filed for pension in Lawrence County] FULKS, John [Died during the war] FULKS, M GARRARD, William G [Died during the war] GREEN, Leonard [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] HARRISON, James Marion [Widow filed for pension in Lauderdale County] HILL, William H. [Widow filed for pension in Lauderdale County] HOLDEN, C.C HOLT, J.T HOUSE, James JAMES, Charles JOHNSON, Edwin JOINER, T.L. [Died during the war] JONES, Charles [Died during the war KILLEN, Daniel M [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] LANDROP, John LAUDERDALE, D.L. LILES, James [Widow filed for pension in Lauderdale County] LILES, Stephen MASSEY, Richard, H. MAXWELL, J.W. McCALL, J. MORTON, E. NIXON, J.B. ODEN, Britton B. [Died during the war] QUILLEN, William M RACHELS, John J. RICHARDSON, Isham M [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] RITTER, L.T. [Died during the war] RITTER, John [Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] ROBBERSON, J.B. ROE, William P. [Died during the war] RORAX, J.W. ROSS, B.F. [Died in OK] SHELTON, Thomas B[Died during the war] SIMS, W.H. SIMMONS, G.W. SPRUELL, G.T. STEWART, C.D. TAYLOR, W.H. THIGPEN, Amos M. [Died in 1925 Tennessee] THIGPEN, Riley F.M [Died 1912 Lauderdale County] THOMPSON, James [Died during the war] THRASHER, M.J. WALDROP, Jasper WALKER, T.C.[Filed for pension in Lauderdale County] WALTON, T.H. WATKINS, J.W. [Died during the war] WILLIAMS, D.P WILLIAMS, J.J. WILLIAMS, J.L. YARBOROUGH, J.W. Source: Archives Alabama
When a photographer came around in the early 1900s, people gathered themselves together and got their picture made quickly while the opportunity presented itself. My grandmother told me about the day a photographer made this photo of her parents, Minnie Viola Russell and Andrew Ethelbert Kerby. They saw the photographer coming up the road while out in their yard on Trade Street in Florence, Alabama around 1923. Not dressed up for pictures they hurriedly put on a jacket and a fox stole. My grandmother, Marie, was particularly fond of this picture. She would laugh every time she looked at it.It was a little perplexing to me to see that around my great-grandmother‘s neck. I wasn’t used to seeing animals fur with the head still on it.
I remember seeing the fox stole, I think my Aunt Irene had it. I thought it was pretty morbid — head and all! I wonder if anyone else has a picture of their ancestors with a fox stole? Well, needless to say the picture is a keepsake to me!
Hey Kerby cousins out there… do you have any more info on the fox stole?
- What is the difference between a wooden pencil and a nice fountain pen? (rememberingtheshoals.wordpress.com)
- Brunette Kerby Hallman Walters (rememberingtheshoals.wordpress.com)
One of my heroes from the Shoals Area would be Miss Maud Lindsay. She was known internationally as a philanthropist, author, teacher and story-teller. Miss Lindsay was a devoted daughter of Robert Burns and Sarah Miller Winston Lindsay, and most importantly “Miss Maud” was a selfless educator that established the first Free-Kindergarten in Florence, Alabama. Maud was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1874. Her father served the Confederacy and became the first non-Reconstruction Governor of Alabama. She and her family are buried in the Winston Cemetery in southwest Sheffield, not far from my great-grandfather’s (Robert Duncan Peebles) old house.
Much can be written of Miss Lindsay, my focus is on the Free-Kindergarten named in her honor. This little school stands on the hill near the former Brandon School. (I believe my aunt told me that it had been moved from its original position.) My great-aunts (Pauline Kerby and Irene Kerby) attended the kindergarten around 1915. Both are now deceased, but they passed fond memories of “Miss Maud” and her storytelling abilities to younger generations. Aunt Irene said the children would be mesmerized when Miss Maud told stories. Many of her stories were published in school readers during the early 1900s. Aunt Irene told about Miss Maud getting off of the train every morning at the Florence Depot in East Florence, meeting children in that area, then walking up the hill to the Kindergarten with “her” children. The things I most admire about Miss Maud were her willingness to make sacrifices and the way she influenced “her children”; she was a humble servant of her community. She passed up many lucrative offers to speak and teach around the world in order to stay in Alabama helping the little children of factory and mill workers in Sweetwater.
My family has a long line of teachers, including me! written by Kim Ricketts