Posted By:Kathleen (Alvis) Spears
Subject:Need Help in Tennessee
Post Date:February 02, 2002 at 09:38:35
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Forum:Marshall County, TN Genealogy Forum
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Looking for any documentation of birth and marriage of William Carter Alvis/Alves in Bedford or Marshall Counties.

Willam Carter Alvis/Alves is my g.g.g.grandfather, I have accurate documentation and sources for him and his descendants except for proof of his birth his parents and a marriage date. I can not find the information I need. I have read other researchers information on him but haven't seen any proof or sources for that information and some of the information is contradictory. So I am at a loss as to what info to follow.

This is the only documetation I have found for William Carter Alvis/Alves in Tenn.:

Marshall County Court minutes-Volume A. 1836-1840
(NOTE: found in a small book unindexed, not bound, not
marked,as to name, Vol, or contents.)Wm. C. ALVES is
mentioned in the Court Minutes of Tuesday October 4th
1836 at the house of A. HOUSTON.

Other information I have seen but not documented with sources which I need vaifying:

One researcher has William C. Alvis married Abt. 1833 in Bedford, TN to Elizabeth Eakins,born Abt. 1813 in Bedford, TN -(Daughter of William Eakins, born October 8, 1765 in York, SC: died July 11, 1840 in San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX. He married Elizabeth Unknown (born Abt. 1776 in York, SC; died in Shelby, TX.) February 5 1793 in
York, SC.) No descendants listed.

Another researcher has him married to an Elizabeth Pate born 1812 place not listed. Some of the the descendants that are listed here coinsided with the names of My documented descendants list.

Some researchers have William Carter Alvis/Alves and William Carroll Alvis confused with each other.

The Following is the information I have with substantial source documentation:

William Carter Alvis b: Abt 1812 (TN ??) died 1868 Nacogdoces Co., TX. buried 1868 Lower Chinerno Cemetary Nacogdoces Co., TX. Married Abt 1831 TN. to Elizabeth AIKEN born Abt 1813 (TN ??) died 1866 Nacogdoches, Co., TX. buried 1866 Lower Chireno Cemetary Nacogdoches Co., TX.
Margaret Ann Alvis Born 15 Mar. 1834 TN
Sarah Jane Alvis born 17 Apr. 1836 TN.
Mary Elizabeth Alvis born 30 Nov. 1840 TN or TX??
William Warren Alvis born 15 Apr. 1841 TX.
Lucinda Adeline Alvis born 16 Mar 1846 TX.
Martha E. Alvis born 1848 TX
Thomas A. Alvis born 4 May 1851 TX.
John Henry Alvis born 1854 TX.
Tennessee Belle Alvis born 1856 TX.

My delima is that I do not have access to source documents for William Carter Alvis/Alves' birth or marriage/ marriages supposedly in TN.

Also need any sources that will connect William Carter to a Zachariah C. Alvis as his father as some researchers have presented.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated in this avenue of my research. If I can be of any assistance to anyone researching this Alvis line please let me know.

Kathleen (Alvis) Spears.