I recently followed an old subject "Hinson in Barbour Col" with interest because I'm interested in Gannon connections to the Hinson, Gibson, and Joiner(Joyner) families. I'm numbering my questions in parentheses, if that helps anyone keep up with my queries.
My g-g-grandfather William Gannon (b. 1808 MA) m. Abt 1839/1840 (prob. in Barbour Co., AL) Sarah B. "Doodah" Joiner (b. 1818 SC).
(1) Can anyone help me with Sarah's family of birth: Joiner/Joyner? Does her rather odd nickname [Doodah] crop up in anyone's database?
1. 1840 census shows William "Cannon" in Barbour Co., #35, age 30-40 [Wm Gannon would have been 32], no employment shown.
(2) Any info re: why folk might have been migrating to Barbour Co. circa 1840? It might prove helpful. I know from http://www.rootsweb.com/~albarbou/Barbourtidbits.htm
"There were 10 grist and sawmills in 1850 in Barbour county."
(3) Also, if anyone has been tracing migration routes from Boston, MA to AL, I'd love to know if you've discovered anything.
2. 1850 census shows William and Sarah in Barbour Co., Div. #23, he age 42 a millwright, she age 32, with children Sarah E. (b. Abt. 1840 AL), Martha D. (b. Abt 1841 AL), Ivanna/Ivy Ann (b. Abt 1843 AL), and William Gaston (b. 26 Oct 1845 AL).
3. 1860 census shows William and Sarah in Barbour Co., PO Clayton, he age 52 a millwright, she age 42, with children Ivy Ann (age 26), Gaston (age 14), Frances V. (b. Abt 1853, age 7), and James Burest (b. 11 May 1860, age 1/12). James Burest Gannon, the baby, is my great-grandfather.
4. 1860 census of Barbour Co., Clayton, Beat #9, shows William & Sarah's eldest daughter, Sarah E. Gannon (age 20) m. 15 Feb 1858 (Barbour Co., AL) to William H. C. Gibson (b. Abt 1824/1825 GA, age 35, carpenter) with child Ann V. (age 1).
-- (a) Although this is not my direct line, I've traced William H. C. Gibson back to 1850 census, Barbour Co., AL Div. #23, as farmer, with ?father? William C. (b. GA, age 65), ?mother? Mary (b. GA, age 62), and ?sister? Elizabeth (b. GA, age 21).
-- (b) Also, and again not my direct line, in the 1860 census, Barbour Co., Clayton, Beat #9, is the family of L. (probably Lemeal/Lemuel) Hinson (b. NC, age 34, shoemaker--may be son of William Hinson, shoemaker, b. Abt 1809 NC, and thus may be grandson of Jesse Hinson, b. Abt 1784 NC) m. Elizabeth (b. GA, age 30), with child Mary Hinson (b. AL, age 1) and [mother-in-law] Mary Gibson (b. GA, age 65).
(4) Doesn't it seem, here in 1860, that Elizabeth Gibson (from 1850 census) might be the wife of L. Hinson, with her mother Mary Gibson living with family?
(5) Has anyone traced this Hinson/Gibson family connection?
5. 1860 census of Barbour Co., Clayton, Beat #9, shows William & Sarah's second daughter, Martha D. Gannon (age 18) m. 20 Nov 1859 (Barbour Co., AL) to James Hinson (b. Abt 1834/1835 AL, age 25). They are living next door to L. Hinson and family [see (b), above].
(6) Is it possible that L. Hinson was elder brother to James Hinson? -- The problem with L. Hinson (b. Abt 1826) and, later, M[artin].M. Hinson (b. Abt 1830) being offspring of William Hinson (b. Abt 1809) and, I believe, Maria Johnson (b. Abt 1811 NC), thus siblings of James Hinson (b. Abt 1834/1835), is age of William's wife, Maria -- she would only have been Abt 15 when L. Hinson was born. She would have been Abt 19 when M. M. Hinson was born. Both are possible ... but questionable.
6. Abt. Jun 1862, William Gannon/Gannen (age 54) enlisted in CSA, Pvt., 1st Battalion, Co. E, Hilliard's Legion, "Lee Guards," Volunteers (documented). He did not return from the war and family history has it he died of disease (measles), probably before/by Nov 1863.
(6) Any ideas how I might locate his place of death/burial?
7. 30 May 1862, W. G. [Gaston] Gannon (age 17) enlisted in CSA, Pvt., Home Guard, Captain Mabrey's Co. (documented); and 3 Oct 1863, W. G. Gannon (age 17) enlisted in CSA, Pvt., Home Guard, Lovard Lee Jr's. Co. (documented). -- both enlistments were in Barbour Co., AL.
8. 1870 census of Bullock Co., AL, Perote, Beat #3, shows William and Sarah's eldest son William Gaston Gannon (age 25, farmer) m. Mary Sue Howell (b. Abt 1850 GA) with child Arthur (b. Jan 1870 AL) and likely mother Sarah (age 54).
(7) My big question: Why isn't Sarah B. Joiner Gannon's son James Burest Gannon (age 10) with his mother (and brother Wm) in this census? He's also not with either of his elder sisters (Sarah E. Gannon Gibson or Martha D. Gannon Hinson).
(8) Does anyone know what happened/where living in 1870 were (a) James Burest Gannon (b. 1860), or his 2 other elder sisters (b) Ivanna/Ivy Ann Gannon (b. 1843) or (c) Frances V. Gannon (b. 1853)? I haven't been able to locate (b) or (c) after 1860. Any help will be appreciated!
9. 1870 census of Barbour Co., AL, Township #11, Range #26, PO Eufala, dwelling 1610, William H.C. Gibson (age 45, carpenter) and Sarah E. Gannon Gibson (age 31) with children Anna (age 12, b. AL), Emma (age 9, b. AL), Sally (age 7, b. AL), Wallace (age 4, b. AL), James (age 2, b. AL), George (age 3/12, b. AL).
(9) I haven't been able to trace this Gibson/Gannon family forward ... does anyone know anything about them?
10. 1870 census of Barbour Co., AL, Township #11, Range #26, PO Eufala, dwelling 1616, Lemeal Hinson (age 45, shoemaker) and Sarah E. Gibson Hinson (age 40) with children Mary W. (age 11, b. AL), Eadonie (age 8, b. AL), George L. (age 3, b. AL), and with Polly Gibson (age 85, b. GA).
(10) I suspect this "Polly" is Mary Gibson, mother of Sarah E. Gibson, see above notes (4a, 4b). I haven't been able to trace this Hinson/Gibson family forward ... does anyone know anything about them?
11. 1870 census of Wilcox Co., Mims Beat, PO Fatama, dwelling 908, James Hinson (age 35, farmer) and Martha D. Gannon Hinson (age 30) with children James (age 8, b. AL), George (age 6, b. AL), Henry (age 4, b. AL), and Adella (age 3, b. AL).
(11) I haven't been able to trace this Hinson/Gannon family forward ... does anyone know anything about them?
12. 1880 census of Dooly Co., GA, GMD#1, ED 20th, William [Gaston] Gannon (age 35, b. AL) and Mary [Sue Howell] Gannon (age 29, b. GA) with children Arthur (age 10), William (age 8), Clarence (age 5), and Mary (age 2).
12) Does anyone know of a "black uprising" "shortly" after the Civil War, and a killing of a black man by a white man that might have taken place in Barbour or Bullock counties between 1865-1875? Any leads will be appreciated.
13. 1880 census of Pike Co., AL, Monticello & Dixons, ED#9, James "Jim" B[urest] Gannon (age 20, b. AL) and Sarah J. "Sallie" Steed (age 20, b. AL).
(13) These are my great-grandparents. I know that Sallie's parents were Edward A. "Ned" Steed and Mary J. Touchstone. It is Jim's whereabouts that went "missing" in 1870 (see 8).
My great-grandfather James "Jim" Burest Gannon (d. 1928)migrated from Pike to Coffee Co., AL about Winter 1909. I follow his family through my grandfather, his youngest child, Willie Hugh Gannon (b. 8 Feb 1901 Pike Co., AL d. 27 May 1958 New Brockton, Coffee, AL; m. Ada Walls b. 7 Oct 1900 Enterprise & Calvary area, Coffee, AL d. 24 Apr 1961 Enterprise, Coffee, AL)--all buried at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, outside New Brockton, AL--to my father, Hugh and Ada's middle son, Edwin Walls Gannon (b. 25 May 1929 New Brockton, AL d. 23 Oct 2007 Lewisville, TX). Edwin is buried at the Dallas-Ft.Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, TX.
I hope some of this information jives with info some of you might have. Greetings to all who might be interested!
gloria j. gannon mason
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