Category Archives: 1900-1949
Taken from the Talladega Co. Heritage Book, p. 138-139, written by Linda Justice Simpson, 5407 Golden Pond Ave., Northport, AL 35473.
Isaac Clay Justice was born in Talladega Co., AL 1 April 1874 to Warren Alonzo and Sarah Meadows Justice. In 1894, he married Destie Mona Hayne, daughter of John Nicholas and Martha Hayne. Isaac Clay worked on a farm or at a sawmill until 1900 when he started working for the Central of Georgia Railroad. They lived at Zuber, a railroad crossing about one mile below Bon Air. They had five children, Pernia, Herbert, Grace, Johnny and Aubrey. They moved to Cresswell in 1901 and to Calcis in June 1902, where he worked as a section foreman until 1905 when he took over a new railroad job.
Destie Justice died 30 May 1906, and the five children lived with the Justice grandparents for about a year. In 1907, Isaac Clay married Lillie Fulmer and the following week they rode the train to Bon Air and were met by his parents and his five children. Each child brought a present for “Mama Lillie.”
Isaac resumed his job of section foreman for the railroad in Calcis, and worked at that job until December 1908 when he quit the railroad. He farmed, cut timber and hauled logs and various other jobs until 1919 when he, W.L. Garrett, and C.S. Darling opened a general store in Calcis, which was still in operation when he died in 1934. Isaac Clay and Lillie had three children: Mereiam, Evelyn and Gertrude.
1900 Talladega Co., AL Census, Childersburg, Pct. 12, ED 98
HH 400-403, Ln 70-75, Enum. Date: 20 Jun 1900, p. 20B
Justice, Isaac, Head, Rents Farm, 26, M, (Apr 1874), Married 6 years, Farmer, born AL, Fa: AL, Mo: AL
Justice, Bettie, Wife, 25, F, (Jan 1875), Married 6 years, 4 children, 4 living, born Al, Fa: AL, Mo: AL
Justice, Perry, Son, 5, M, (Apr 1895), born AL, Fa: AL, Mo: AL
Justice, Herbert, Son, 4, M, (Apr 1896), born AL
Justice, John, Son, 2, M, (Oct 1897), born AL
Justice, Grace, Dau., 4 months, (Aug 1899), born AL
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Patent Description Legal Land Description Document Image Certified Copy
Patentees: JAMES P JUSTICE,
Warrantee: STEPHEN BRANNAN
Issue Date: 6/3/1907
Land Office: Spokane
U.S. Reservations: Yes
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)
Document Nr.: 8272
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 12928
Accession/Serial Nr.: MW-0602-228
1 Albert Dennison Crow b: 14 MAY 1806 d: 12 MAY 1872
+ Emily Brown b: 12 MAY 1808 d: 15 JUN 1875
2 Francis A Crow b: 20 AUG 1830 d: 16 FEB 1904
+ Levi Henderson Justice b: 13 FEB 1830 d: 12 NOV 1922
Clinkscales Photographs — Shelby County, Alabama kin.
Posted by: Cathy A. Abernathy (ID *****6284) Date: March 03, 2004 at 18:18:11
Attention: If you would like to have photos of this family group —
* Reuben F. Cobb Clinkscales
* Robert Berry
* John Wilkes
* Grady Lovell
* Lewis Embry
* Clarence Milton
* Thomas Newton
* William Milton
* Hester Kate (Mrs. H. R. Justice)
* Lola Eugenia (Mrs. W. C. Bryant)
* Alice Mildred (Mrs. Paul Galbraith)
* Lige Turner
PLUS, several other kinfolks.
please email me — I will send you the webpage address of the scanned photographs.
[insert photo here]
Tennessee Coal & Iron Works – Calcis, Alabama quarry – 1902 (center)
Blacksmith shop, closest building on the left.
Photo history: Mr. A. E. Turner Jr. gave a copy of the original photograph to Vera Garrett Justice (wife of Aubrey Justice); then (my) Aunt Vera gave a copy of the picture to Frances Justice Warren. Finally Aunt Frances gave a copy of the photo to my mother, Martha Justice Abernathy; and she printed this copy for me.
Thanks go out to everyone who has passed on this bit of Calcis history!
Anyone have more historical/old photographs of Calcis?
I would love to see them!