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Hot day

7 July 2010
One very hot day.
Dave and I delivered groceries to Mom; then headed back home.
Stopped at a few thrift/antique stores along the way.
Since getting in the AC, and starting to cool off, have been reading messages, and adding/correcting more items on my websites (someone set in havoc by my previous computer dying); as well as blogs, and misc. stuff.
Need to get things sorted out with this new laptop, get it behaving the way I want it; so I will be able to create a backup set of RECOVERY disks — then get Dave to set it for dual-boot (Windows 7 and Linux).
My head is pounding, so I won’t do much more for now.
How has your week been?
Would love to hear from my readers.
— Cathy


RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Family Connections of William “Darrell” Hosey


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

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Family Connections of William “Darrell” Hosey.


John Hardy-Revolutionary War soldier

John Hardy and Ann Williams

DAR membership based on an application using John Hardy 1740 Isle of Wright birth and service in the Revolution for 4 years. Blaire Elizabeth Aldridge has been approved thru John Hardy´s son Robert Hardy b. abt. 1782 Mechlenburgh VA , Robert’s son William Allen Lansing Hardy born 1827 Lowndes AL, Wiliiam A. L.’s son Stephen Ransom Hardy b October 30, 1865 Coosa Co AL , Stephen’s daughter Etta Caladonia Hardy b February 27,1894 Talledega Springs one mile north of the Coosa Co. line. Etta´s mother´s people the Mehergs lived in Horse Stomp Community, on Meherg Branch Stream in Weofluga Forest north of Rockford.

via John Hardy-Revolutionary War soldier.


RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: HANDINHANN

# ID: I574634665


# Given Name: DENSON

# Surname: CROW

# Sex: M

# Birth: 11 MAY 1806 in ,, GEORGIA, USA


# Note:

Occupation: Preacher

Burial: Old Harmony Church Cemetery, Tallapoosa, County, Alabama

Note: Information from Bert Cantrell. Family is on the 1850 census for New Site, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. The census indicates the entire family were born in Georgia but does not show Parmelia who reportedly was born in 1849. Denson’s name is misspelled (Dincent) and his age is incorrectly shown as 25 (he was 45 at the time). The census was taken on December 27, 1850. The family Bible shows he was born on the 14th but his headstone shows the 11th, per Doug Whaley . The 1860 New Site census index shows him as Denson Crose but an examination of the actual census shows the name spelled Ceowe. He and Emily appear with five children: Martha 22; Eliza 20; Jane 17; Sarah 15; Stephen 13; and Boland 10. The 1870 census finds him again in Tallapoosa County with wife and two children: Isaac and Nancy.

Father: WILLIAM CROW b: 1754

Marriage 1 EMILEA BROWN b: 12 MAY 1808 in GEORGIA

* Married: 18 DECEMBER 1827 in UPSON GEORGIA



2. Has No Children FRANCIES CROW b: 20 AUGUST 1830 in GEORGIA

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: HANDINHANN.


RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: COALY ORCHARD Revealing our ROOTS

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

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: COALY ORCHARD Revealing our ROOTS.


“Ancestors” Television Series

Ancestors Channel: The Complete PBS Ancestors Series

The Ancestors Channel features every episode from the popular PBS Ancestors Series.

via Ancestors Television Series on Roots Television: Free census, research, genealogy, family history video.


Go Forth Alabama – Calcis



About 22 miles southeast of Birmingham

A GoforthThrough the Window, Calcis, Alabama

A small community presumably named after the limestone quarried nearby. This stone was used in construction of the Logan Martin Dam. The abandoned Justice store stands at the crossroads. Next door, an old house with gingerbread decoration is being restored.

via Go Forth Alabama – Calcis.