Category Archives: Historical backgorund

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.

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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.

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Calcis » Family Connections

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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!

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