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Clark, Pullum, Bailey Families
Posted by: Rev. Larry F. Pullum Date: September 18, 2001 at 08:02:35
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I am researching my family tree. My great-grandfather, Thomas Pullum (1822-1888) was a farmhand who was employed by Elijah Clark. The Clarks moved from Newton County, GA to Sumter County, GA during the 1840s, and then moved to Dale County, AL during the 1850s.

The 1850 census of Sumter County, GA shows Thomas Pullum living with the Clarks.

Thomas Pullum married Mahala Clark (1832-1915), a daughter of Elijah Clark and his first wife, Sarah. Thomas and Mahala had at least three sons: H. K. (1851-1858 or 59), John Drayton Pullum (1853-1936), and Thomas S. (1855-?). They may have had a fourth son named "Mass" (perhaps short for Massey or Massie), whose birthdate and deathdate are unknown to me.

Thomas may have had a sister named Amanda. Amanda Pullum married Peyton W. Bailey. The 1850 census shows them and some of their children plus Amanda's mother, Hannah Ogletree Pullum, living together in that county. They eventually moved to dale County, AL during the 1850s. If Thomas and Amanda are siblings, then their father's name was Richard Pullum. Amanda's descendents know her father's name. Thomas' do not know his father's name.

My grandfather was John Drayton Pullum, who married Eliza Jane Burns. They had ten children: six sons and four daughters. The 1880 census for Pike County, AL shows them and their two oldest sons living there. They eventually settled in Malvern, Al., which is in eastern Geneva County, in-between Dothan and Slocomb.

Thomas, Mahala, John D., Eliza, and many more Pullums are buried in the Clark Cemetery in northwestern Houston County, AL. It is located near the intersection of US HWY 84 West and County Road 59 North.

Thomas, Mahala, John D., Eliza, and many, many more of the Pullums were Methodists, as were the Baileys. I am a United Methodist minister, by-the-way.

I am seeking anyone who has any knowledge of the Pullums and their families, especially of their ancestors. I am aware that Walton County is in close proximity to some of the other counties named above. I suspect some Pullum relatives still live in or around the areas in question. Such persons may contact me through this webpage or directly:
Rev. larry F. Pullum
3638 CR 203
Rehobeth, AL. 36301-7726

(334) 677-3800 and/or

Thank you so very much for any assistance you can render!

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