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Re: Perdue/DeJarnette Clan of Alabama...
Posted by: Norman Brightwell (ID *****3119) Date: July 17, 2006 at 13:34:10
In Reply to: Perdue/DeJarnette Clan of Alabama... by JaMarcus Perdue of 1421

Here is information I have; Hope it helps you.

Descendants of PERDUE FAMILY HISTORY
Generation No. 1

1. PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY was born in See notes..

Notes for PERDUE FAMILY HISTORY:

The Perdue family research and notes.
PERDUE RESEARCH NOTES
Information Found on Webpage 2/3/04 http://www.ideaworx.com/genealogy/aqwg01.htm#1
Pierre PERDEUX was born 1563 in France. He died 1631 in Maryland. Pierre PERDEUX married Anne DES JARDINES.
Pierre PERDEUX
# Birth: ABT. 1583 in Angers of Anjou, France
# Death: 1631
# Note:
Pierre Perduex, a native of Angers of Anjou, was many years advocate to Parliament of Paris, Master of request to the Duke of Anjou, and chief magistrate of the Criminal Court of Angers. The tradition is that the early Perdues were Huguenots and that they left France for England and Ireland before coming to America. It is not known who was the first Perdue to come to America. Dr. William Perdue , a descendant of Pierre, came to Pennsylvania from County Antrim, Ireland in April, 1737. The following is an exact quotation from the records of Herman E. Perdue, attorney of Salisbury, Maryland.
"An elaborate manuscript compiled and emblazoned in the College of Arms containing "Sundrie Ancient Remembrance of Arms, Genealogies and other notes of Gentility belonging to the Worshipful name and families of Perduex." In the first reign of the Normans there flourished two noble families of the surname Perduex, and that they were of like noble lineage or offspring of "The Dutchy of Normandy". This is from the book "Early Settlers of Upper Sumner County Tennessee". These information was compiled by Lee Alton Absher, M. D. of Knoxville, TN in 1966.
Debra Poole and Lewis Williams family
Entries: 7613 Updated: Wed Mar 12 15:27:04 2003 Contact: Debra Poole Williams
Second Generation
Henri PERDUE was born 1625. He married Marie LOISSON
Henri PERDUE
# ID: I0897
# Name: Henri PERDEUX
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1625
# Occupation: Bell Founder
# Note: Henri Perdeux was born in the year 1625. He is the progenitor of the Perdue family in America. He married Marie Loisson , herself a descendant of a noble French family. With a desire to worship according to the faith of the Huguenots, he left France leaving considerable property, with a chateau in the country, and a mansion in what is now called Rue St, Honore in Paris. He arrived in Bristol, England, in 1655 and became associated with the Indies Company. At Bristol, his first child, Dean, was born September 6, 1656. In 1657 Henri was appointed resident factor of the Indies Company, for martinique and on October 20, 1657, he sailed from Bristol, England on the brig, Thistle, Captain William Stackpool, master. See bristol and America Vol. 3. He arrived at Fort de France, Martinque, December 1, 1657. His second son Rene, was born at Fort de France June 12, 1658. At Fort de France was also born a daughter , Marie, November 7, 1660. This is taken from a book called " Early Settlers of Upper Sumner County, Tennessee, compiled information on the Perdue family by Lee Alton Absher, M. D. written in 1966.
THIRD GENERATION
John_or Richard1 Prideaux {MR} was born in Accomac Co., VA about 1670.
He married an unknown person.
John_or Richard Prideaux MR had the following children:
+ 2 i. John2 Perdue was born 1695.
3 ii. Margaret Perdue was born in Maryland about 1705/1710. She married Thomas Berry in Duck Creek, Sussex Co., MD, March 17, 1731. Thomas was born in Maryland about 1705. \i0 Duck Creek monthly meeting records Duck Creek monthly meeting records

FOURTH Generation
John William PERDUE was born 1695 in 1673? in Worchester County, Maryland. He died 1743 in Worchester Co., MD. John William PERDUE married Mary LINGO about 1719 in Worchester Co., MD.
John William PERDUE may have been spelled Perdieu.
FIFTH Generation
John W. Jr. PERDUE was born 1725 in Worchester Co., MD. He died about 12 Aug 1802 in Worchester Co., MD. John W. Jr. PERDUE married Arcadia WALKER about 1753 in Worchester Co., MD.
       129. Arcadia WALKER was born about 1732 in Worchester Co., MD.
Child: John3 Perdue (John2, John_or Richard1 Prideaux) was born in Worchester Co., MD 1725. John died about August 12, 1802 in Worchester Co., MD, at approximately 77 years of age.
He married twice. He married Arcadia Walker in Worchester Co., MD, about 1753. Arcadia was born in of, Worchester Co., MD about 1732. Arcadia and John Perdue were sealed May 23, 1987. Temple Code: JR. Arcadia was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints July 1, 1993. Temple Code: SLAKE. She was endowed October 13, 1993. Temple Code: SLAKE. He married Sabrough Fooks in Worchester Co., MD, 1773. Sabrough was born in of, Worchester Co., MD 1735. Sabrough died 1800 in Worchester Co., MD, at 65 years of age. Sabrough and John Perdue were sealed February 13, 1987. Temple Code: JR. Sabrough was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints July 1, 1993. Temple Code: SLAKE. She was endowed October 13, 1993. Temple Code: SLAKE.
John and Sabrough Fooks were sealed February 13, 1987. Temple Code: JR. John was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 17, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was endowed March 20, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was sealed to his parents May 22, 1987. Temple Code: JR. John and Arcadia Walker were sealed May 23, 1987. Temple Code: JR. Fooks Family History, "Perdue Descendents"; Worchester Co., MD Wills of John Perdue 1802 and James Perdue, 1802; Hancock Co., GA Census and Land Recs.
John Perdue and Arcadia Walker had the following children:
6 i. James4 Perdue was born in Worchester Co., MD about 1754. James died about October 27, 1802 in Worchester Co., MD, at approximately 48 years of age. He married Susanna.
James was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 17, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was endowed March 20, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was sealed to his parents May 23, 1987. Temple Code: JR.
+ 7 ii. George Perdue was born 1757.
8 iii. John Perdue Jr. was born in Worchester Co., MD 1760. John died 1830 at 70 years of age. John was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 17, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was endowed March 20, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was sealed to his parents May 23, 1987. Temple Code: JR.
9 iv. Eli Louden Perdue was born in Worchester Co., MD 1765. Eli was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 17, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was endowed March 20, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was sealed to his parents May 22, 1987. Temple Code: JR.
John Perdue and Sabrough Fooks had the following children:
10 v. Sabra F. Perdue was born in Worchester Co., MD 1775. Sabra was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints February 13, 1987. Temple Code: JR. She was endowed March 14, 1987. Temple Code: JR. She was sealed to her parents May 22, 1987. Temple Code: JR.
11 vi. Martha F. Perdue was born in Worchester Co., MD 1778. Martha was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints February 13, 1987. Temple Code: JR. She was endowed March 14, 1987. Temple Code: JR. She was sealed to her parents May 22, 1987. Temple Code: JR.

SIXTH GENERATION
John W. Perdue, Jr. and Arcadia Walker Perdue's Child:
George PERDUE was born 1757 in Worchester Co., MD. He died about 1840 in Lowndes County, AL. George PERDUE married Edith TAYLOR about 1783 in Worchester Co., MD. [Parents]
       65. Edith TAYLOR was born about 1756 in Worchester Co., MD. She died before 1803 in Worchester Co., MD.
George4 Perdue (John3, John2, John_or Richard1 Prideaux) was born in Worchester Co., MD 1757. George died in Lowndes Co., AL.
He married twice. He married Edith Taylor in Worchester Co., MD, about 1783. Edith was born in of, Worchester Co., MD about 1756. Edith was the daughter of Thomas Taylor. Edith died before 1803 in Worchester Co., MD. Edith was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 13, 1987. Temple Code: JR. She was endowed May 19, 1987. Temple Code: JR. Edith and George Perdue were sealed May 23, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He married Elizabeth Dixon in of Worchester Co, MD, 1803. Elizabeth and George Perdue were sealed October 6, 1994. Temple Code: SLAKE.
George was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 17, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was endowed March 26, 1987. Temple Code: JR. He was sealed to his parents May 22, 1987. Temple Code: JR. George and Edith Taylor were sealed May 23, 1987. Temple Code: JR. George and Elizabeth Dixon were sealed October 6, 1994. Temple Code: SLAKE. Kathryn Morey Yarborough research, Murphy-Perdue Society Research;Family Records in possession of Margaret Perdue Bell; Fooks Family History; Ala. and Md. Census Records.

George Perdue and Edith Taylor had the following child:
SEVENTH GENERATION
Child of George Perdue and Edith Taylor is:
John Hamilton PERDUE was born 5 Apr 1784 in Maryland. He died 26 Sep 1861 in Farmersville, Lowndes Co., AL and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Lowndes Co., AL. John Hamilton PERDUE married Mary MURPHY on 1827 in Monroe Co., AL. [Parents]
       33. Mary MURPHY was born Mar 1808 in South Carolina. She died 2 Feb 1892 in Champagnolle, Union County, Arkansas and was buried in Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery, Union County, Arkansas

EIGHTH GENERATION
Son of John Hamilton Perdue and Mary Murphy:
James Hilliand PERDUE was born 1828 in Lowndes County, Alabama. He died 1901 in Butler County, Alabama and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Butler Co., AL. James Hilliand PERDUE married Jane FRANKLIN.
       17. Jane FRANKLIN.
J. H. Perdue served the Confederacy during the Civil War as a Private; Co. C 17th Alabama Infantry M374 Roll 5.
NINETH GENERATION
Son of James Hilliard Perdue and Jane Franklin Perdue:
Dr. James Lewis PERDUE was born 19 Feb 1851 in Butler County Alabama. He died 17 Dec 1932 in Greenville Ala and was buried 21 Dec 1932 in Greenville Ala. Dr. James Lewis PERDUE married Eva WRIGHT.
       9. Eva WRIGHT.





The 1850 Census of Lowndes Co. Slave Owners lists only one PERDUE:
George Perdue owning (1) Slave.

PERDUE FAMILY RESEARCH:
LITTLE SANDY RIDGE CEMETERY
in Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co., Alabama
Between I 65 and Highway 31, one mile south of Highway 185 on County Road #
79
Original survey compiled by Lewis A. Easterly and Alice M. Lee, published
by the Lowndes County Historical Society, 1977.
PERDUE, Dasnel B., son of J. L. & J. E. PERDUE, January 17, 1880, April 13, 1883
PERDUE, J. J., age 17 years, , October 30, 1862
PERDUE, Infant of G. W. & M. F. PERDUE
PERDUE, Alice Adonia, daughter of J. M. & L. F. PERDUE, March 24, 1871, June 29, 1895
NO BRIGHTWELLS listed in this cemetery.

Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama
January 1998
PERDUE, Estelle, 1879-1879
PERDUE, Eugenia, 1877-1879
PERDUE, David Greely, 'Buddy', 1872-1909
PERDUE, George Taylor, 1839-1915
PERDUE, Jesse Davis, 1875-1879
PERDUE, Julia Reeves, 1848-1932
PERDUE, Lydia R., 1870-1874
PERDUE, Robert, son of J. H. and Jane Perdue, 7-31-1850, 1-8-1861
NO BRIGHTWELLS listed in this cemetery.

Sawyer Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama
April 1998
BRIGHTWELL, Charles M., son of J. H. and M. E. Brightwell, 2-8-1886, d. 6-26-1889
BRIGHTWELL, Ira, 7-21-1897, 1-22-1908
BRIGHTWELL, Mary E., 4-19-1861, d. 10-4-1914
BRIGHTWELL, Sarahe, daughter of J. H. and M. E. Brightwell, 10-31-1888, d. 9-12-1889
PERDUE, Alice T., 1866-1956, double stone with Jacob C.
PERDUE, Clara A. Stone, 1864-1942, wife of Issac
PERDUE, infant of J. C. and A. T. Perdue, born and died 1-11-1894
PERDUE, Issac, 1859-1925
PERDUE, Jacob C., 1860-1915
PERDUE, James Leonard, son of T. and N. Perdue, 6-31-1870, d. 11-2-1898
PERDUE, Rev. John B., 4-5-1788, 9-26-1860
PERDUE, Nancy, 1835-1915, wife of Thomas Perdue
PERDUE, Nancy E., youngest dau. of G. T. and Anna Perdue, 9-15-1854, 11-15-1861
PERDUE, Thomas, Jr., son of Thomas and Nancy Perdue, 10-23-1873, 9-25-1896
PERDUE, Thomas, 1833-1899
PERDUE, Thomas I., 2-1-1908, 9-24-1962
PERDUE, William S., son of Thomas and Nancy Perdue, 12-26-1870, 12-16-1889



168B 9 Perdue A J 25 Ala pg0158b.txt
143A 5 Perdue Adelia 17 Ala pg0136a.txt
131A 17 Perdue Alexander 3 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 28 Perdue Amand J 7 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 6 Perdue Andrew W 19 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 22 Perdue Ann 38 Georgia pg0125a.txt
143A 4 Perdue Arthur R 19 Ala pg0136a.txt
131A 14 Perdue Caroline 8 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 7 Perdue Catharine 17 Ala pg0125a.txt
143A 3 Perdue Clara 36 S Carolina pg0136a.txt
168B 10 Perdue Eliza 18 Ala pg0158b.txt
131A 15 Perdue Ellen 7 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 21 Perdue Geo T 38 Georgia pg0125a.txt
129B 26 Perdue George 10 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 4 Perdue James 22 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 29 Perdue James P 4 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 8 Perdue Jane 16 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 25 Perdue Jesse 16 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 5 Perdue Jesse 21 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 2 Perdue John 66 Maryland pg0125a.txt
168B 14 Perdue John 1 Ala pg0158b.txt
168B 12 Perdue John B 25 Ala pg0158b.txt
184B 9 Perdue John B F 16 Ala pg0181b.txt
184B 8 Perdue John B. 62 Maryland pg0181b.txt
131A 12 Perdue Margaret 11 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 18 Perdue Marina 1 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 9 Perdue Martha 14 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 3 Perdue Mary 42 S Carolina pg0125a.txt
131A 16 Perdue Mary A 5 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 11 Perdue Morris 12 Ala pg0125a.txt
143A 6 Perdue Nancy 15 Ala pg0136a.txt
168B 11 Perdue Nancy 8/12 Ala pg0158b.txt
143A 7 Perdue Orrin 12 Ala pg0136a.txt
168B 13 Perdue Rachael 18 S Carolina pg0158b.txt
129B 27 Perdue Rebecca A 8 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 30 Perdue Seaborn J 4/12 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 13 Perdue Seldon 9 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 23 Perdue Thomas 17 Ala pg0125a.txt
131A 10 Perdue William 15 Ala pg0125a.txt
129B 24 Perdue William T 14 Ala pg0125a.txt


pg 125a.txt about PERDUE Family:
21 408 408 Perdue Geo T 38 M Mechanic 500 Georgia
22 408 408 Perdue Ann 38 F Georgia
23 408 408 Perdue Thomas 17 M Planter Ala
24 408 408 Perdue William T 14 M Ala X
25 408 408 Perdue Jesse 16 M Planter Ala
26 408 408 Perdue George 10 M Ala X
27 408 408 Perdue Rebecca A 8 F Ala X
28 408 408 Perdue Amand J 7 F Ala X
29 408 408 Perdue James P 4 M Ala
30 408 408 Perdue Seaborn J 4/12 M Ala
3 427 427 Perdue Mary 42 F S Carolina
4 427 427 Perdue James 22 M Planter Ala
5 427 427 Perdue Jesse 21 M Planter Ala
6 427 427 Perdue Andrew W 19 M Planter Ala
7 427 427 Perdue Catharine 17 F Ala X
8 427 427 Perdue Jane 16 F Ala
9 427 427 Perdue Martha 14 F Ala X
10 427 427 Perdue William 15 M Ala X
11 427 427 Perdue Morris 12 M Ala
12 427 427 Perdue Margaret 11 F Ala
13 427 427 Perdue Seldon 9 M Ala
14 427 427 Perdue Caroline 8 F Ala
15 427 427 Perdue Ellen 7 F Ala
16 427 427 Perdue Mary A 5 F Ala
17 427 427 Perdue Alexander 3 M Ala
18 427 427 Perdue Marina 1 F Ala


pg 158b.txt about PERDUE family:
9 1023 1023 Perdue A J 25 M Planter 100 Ala
10 1023 1023 Perdue Eliza 18 F Ala
11 1023 1023 Perdue Nancy 8/12 F Ala
12 1024 1024 Perdue John B 25 M Planter Ala
13 1024 1024 Perdue Rachael 18 F S Carolina
14 1024 1024 Perdue John 1 M Ala

pg 136a.txt PERDUE FAMILY
3 613 613 Perdue Clara 36 F S Carolina
4 613 613 Perdue Arthur R 19 M Planter Ala
5 613 613 Perdue Adelia 17 F Ala
6 613 613 Perdue Nancy 15 F Ala
7 613 613 Perdue Orrin 12 M Ala

pg 181b.txt PERDUE FAMILY
35 132 132 Per*** L. S. 50 M Planter 1,224 Maryland
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
36 132 132 Per*** Elizabeth 44 F * Car
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
37 132 132 Per*** William W. 25 M Planter Ala
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
38 132 132 Per*** Permelia 22 F Ala
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
39 132 132 Per*** Matilda 20 F Ala
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
40 132 132 Per*** Munroe 17 M Ala
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
41 132 132 Per*** Narcissa 12 F Ala
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue
42 132 132 Per*** Southern T. 12 M Ala
REMARKS: Last name illegible; index has Perdue;name may be Lonthem
8 136 136 Perdue John B. 62 M Meth. Clergyman 1,600 Maryland
9 136 136 Perdue John B F 16 M Planter Ala


MARRIAGE RECORD FOUND:
Benjamin Joseph PERRY married Lucinda Caroline PERDUE on 26 Aug 186? in Sandy Ridge, Alabama, <LAAYMEDLEY@aol.com> Click here to visit submitter's site


PERDUE,M.W. Crenshaw County, Alabama WILLS
Will filed the 06th day of March 1913,Book A page 199-201,He was at the
time of death was an inhabitant of this County.
I do hereby appoint ,choose and designate my son W.B.Perdue and my
son-in-law W.E.Gafford to be the executors of this will without bond.
I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mrs.Sallie Herlong one-forth of
my property both real and personal.
I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mrs.Abbie Gafford one-forth of
my property both real and personal.
I give devise and bequeath to my son W.B.Perdue one-forth of my property
both real and personal.
I give devise and bequeath to the children of my deceased son M.M.Perdue
who are,Virgil Perdue,Leland Perdue and Nellie Perdue all three together
one-forth of my property both real and personal.
It is my will and desire that Tallulah? G.Perdue the widow of my son
M.M.Perdue,shall hold and care for and safety keep the portion and share
of the children of my son M.M.Perdue. Signed Dec.09,1911


FEDERAL LAND GRANTS IN ALABAMA, BUTLER COUNTY lists:
Perdue James E Butler 16E 11N 31 1850
Perdue James E Butler 16E 11N 20 1852
Perdue James H Butler 16E 11N 32 1852
Perdue James H Butler 16E 11N 31 1852
Perdue James Butler 16E 11N 5 1841
Perdue John Butler 14E 10N 27 1823
Perdue John Butler 14E 10N 22 1823
Perdue Joshua A Butler 16E 10N 8 1848
Perdue Joshua A Butler 16E 10N 8 1858
Perdue Joshua A Butler 16E 10N 5 1858
Perdue Sovereign T Butler 16E 11N 9 1852
Perdue Sovereign Butler 16E 11N 9 1843
Perdue William E Butler 16E 11N 32 1843

Butler Co. Alabama Cemetery Records:
Perdue Calvin R. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Challie Russell Perdue Cemetery
Perdue David Foster Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Fannie M. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Felon J. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Foster W. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Inf. dau. of Zell & Fannie Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Irby Conrad Perdue Cemetery
Perdue J. E. W. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue J. F. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue James L. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Joshua A. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Margie Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Martha A. W. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Martha A. W. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Mary Emily Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Mary Louese Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Minie Lee Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Osburn M. (?) Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Payton Perdue Cemetery
Perdue Webb A. Perdue Cemetery
Perdue William Peyton Perdue Cemetery

PERDUE CEMETERY BUTLER CO. Alabama:
Butler County, Alabama
Go out Highway 31 North. Take right at "The Highlands" toward Spring Hill Community. This road is also known as the Steiner Store Road. Go past the Tom Gregory place and just beyond what is now known as the Harrison place take a dirt road to the right. This cemetery is about 1/4 mile on this dirt road on the right."

J. E. W. Perdue b. March 5, 1823 d. August 10, 1889

Martha A. W. Perdue, wife of J. A. Perdue
b. February 13, 1821 d. February 6, 1891

Foster W. Perdue, son of J. A. a nd M.A.W. Perdue
b. October 1, 1846 d. June 21, 1864
Aged 16 yrs. 8 mos. 20 ds.

David Foster Perdue, son of P. and F. Perdue
b. October 18, 1876 d. August 29, 1886

Martha A. W. Perdue
b. February 13, 1821 d. February 6, 1891

Joshua A. Perdue
b. November 19, 1817 d. January 23, 1894

Osburn M. (?), son of J. F. and M. Perdue
b. May 19, 1889 d. November 20, 1896

J. F. Perdue
b. November 2, 1850 d. November 30, 1896

Margie, wife of J. F. Perdue
b. December 29, 1859 d. March 23, 1929

Minie Lee, wife of Felon Perdue
b. October 2, 1885 d. March 10, 1917

Felon J. Perdue
b. December 2, 1876 d. September 18, 1927


Webb A. Perdue
b. August 26, 1881 d. January 23, 1954


Mary Emily Perdue
b. July 28, 1846 d. August 1, 1884

James L., son of L. B. and Mary E. Perdue
b. June 15, 1876 d. July 9, 1896

Challie Russell, inf. son of W. O. and A. Perdue
b. August 7, 1917 d. November 15, 1917

William Peyton, inf. son of W. O. and A. Perdue
b. June 7, 1916 d. October 11, 1917

Irby Conrad, son of Peyton and Fannie Perdue
b. December 24, 1881 d. November 8, 1914


Inf. dau. of Zell and Fannie Perdue
b. July 2, 1915 d. July 21, 1915

Inf. dau. of Zell and Fannie Perdue
b. August 7, 1918 d. August 8, 1918

Mary Louese, dau. of Zell and Fannie Perdue
b. December 28, 1923 d. February 23, 1927

Mary Perdue, wife of Llewellyn E. Gregory
b. February 22, 1883 d. June 11, 1942

NOTE: James Hilliand PERDUE was born 1828 in Lowndes County, Alabama. He died 1901 in Butler County, Alabama and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, Butler Co., AL. James Hilliand PERDUE married Jane FRANKLIN. [Parents]
17. Jane FRANKLIN.




       
Child of PERDUE FAMILY HISTORY is:
2.       i.       JAMES E. W.2 PERDUE, b. 05 Mar 1823, 10/30/1836 EnltdCo. C 17th Ala. Infantry Priv. M374 Roll 35 Civil War Records; d. 10 Aug 1889, Perdue Cem./Butler Co. Ala.-Did he die in Civil War?.


Generation No. 2

2. JAMES E. W.2 PERDUE (PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 05 Mar 1823 in 10/30/1836 EnltdCo. C 17th Ala. Infantry Priv. M374 Roll 35 Civil War Records, and died 10 Aug 1889 in Perdue Cem./Butler Co. Ala.-Did he die in Civil War?. He married MARTHA A. E.. She was born 13 Feb 1821, and died 06 Feb 1891 in Perdue Cemetery/Butler Co. Alabama.

Notes for JAMES E. W. PERDUE:


James E. W. Perdue is the father of James Larkin Perdue as reported in the Crenshaw History Book, Alabama by Mr. Styron of North Carolina. This information he stated was found at the Lowndes County Courthouse.

PERDUE - Confederate Alabama listed were:

J. H. PERDUE Confederate; Co. C. Private; M374 Roll 5; 17th Alabama Infantry
James E. W. PERDUE; 17th Regiment Alabama; Private, M374 Roll 35

Others:
Foster PERDUE
ALEX T. PERDUE
L. P. PERDUE
Lorenzo B. PERDUE
Morris W. PERDUE
Payton PERDUE
W. PERDUE
W. E. PERDUE

James E.W. Perdue (First_Last)
Regiment Name 17 Alabama Infantry
Side Confederate
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M374 roll 35
Confederate Soldier


J.H. Perdue (First_Last)
Regiment Name 17 Alabama Infantry
Side Confederate
Company C
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M374 roll 35


OTHER Confederate PERDUE Soldiers in the Co. C; 17th Alabama Infantry:
Foster Perdue              Alex T. Perdue       L. P. Perdue              Lorenzo B. Perdue
Morris W. Perdue       Payton Perdue              W. Perdue              W. E. Perdue

17th Alabama Infantry Regiment
The 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery in August, 1861. In November, it moved to Pensacola and was present at the bombardment there that month and again in January. In March 1862, the regiment was sent to western Tennessee where it was brigaded under J. K. Jackson of Georgia, with the 18th, 21st, and 24th Alabama regiments. The unit fought at Shiloh and lost 125 k and w. A month later, it was in the fight at Framington, with few casualties. In the autumn, when Gen'l Braxton Bragg moved into Kentucky, the 17th, weakened by illness, was left at Mobile. It was there drilled as heavy artillery and had charge of eight batteries on the shore of the bay. It remained at that post until March 1864 when it was ordered to Rome, GA. The brigade consisted of the 17th and 29th Alabama regiments, and the 1st and 26th Alabama and 37th Mississippi regiments were soon after added. The brigade was commanded at different times by Gen'l Cantey of Russell, Col. Murphey of Montgomery, Col. O'Neal of Lauderdale, and Gen'l Shelley of Talladega. The regiment was engaged at the Oostenaula bridge and in the three days' battle of Resaca, with severe loss. The 17th had its full share of the campaigning from Dalton to Jonesboro, fighting almost daily, especially at Cassville, New Hope, Kennesaw, Lost Mountain, and Atlanta. In the battle of Peachtree Creek, it lost 130 k and w, and on the 28th of July, 180 k and w. The entire loss from Resaca to Lovejoy's Station was 586, but few of whom were captured. The regiment moved into Tennessee with Gen'l John Bell Hood and lost two-thirds of its force at Franklin; a number of the remainder were captured at Nashville. A remnant moved into North Carolina and a part fought at Bentonville. It was then consolidated with the 29th and 33rd Alabama regiments, with E. P. Holcombe of Lowndes as colonel, J. F. Tate of Russell as lieutenant colonel, and Willis J. Milner of Butler as major. The regiment surrendered at Greensboro, NC, in April, 1865.
Field officers: Cols. Thomas H. Watts (Montgomery, resigned); R. C. Fariss (Montgomery, resigned); and Virgil S. Murphey (Montgomery, captured at Franklin); Lt. Cols. R. C. Fariss (promoted); Virgil S. Murphey (promoted); and Edward P. Holcombe (Lowndes, wounded at Resaca); and Majors Virgil S. Murphey (promoted) and Thomas J. Burnett (Butler, wounded at Atlanta).


Company "C" 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment, organized in Butler Co., AL,
was also called the "Blue Rifles". I went to the Alabama Archives on 16
Mar 2000 and found the muster roll for this company. J. M typed it.
There was no last name for J. M. I have footnote numbers beside some
names in the newspaper article. The footnotes refer to additional
information or different information that was in the muster roll at the
Archives. At the end of the article I added names that were on the
muster roll but not in the newspaper article. The muster roll states
that the Company was organized on 14 Sep 1861.

The Greenville Advocate
April 30, 1903

SAWYER CEMETERY, Sandy Ridge Alabama:
PERDUE, Alice T., 1866-1956, double stone with Jacob C.
PERDUE, Clara A. Stone, 1864-1942, wife of Issac
PERDUE, infant of J. C. and A. T. Perdue, born and died 1-11-1894
PERDUE, Issac, 1859-1925
PERDUE, Jacob C., 1860-1915
PERDUE, James Leonard, son of T. and N. Perdue, 6-31-1870, d. 11-2-1898
PERDUE, Rev. John B., 4-5-1788, 9-26-1860
PERDUE, Nancy, 1835-1915, wife of Thomas Perdue
PERDUE, Nancy E., youngest dau. of G. T. and Anna Perdue, 9-15-1854, 11-15-1861
PERDUE, Thomas, Jr., son of Thomas and Nancy Perdue, 10-23-1873, 9-25-1896
PERDUE, Thomas, 1833-1899
PERDUE, Thomas I., 2-1-1908, 9-24-1962
PERDUE, William S., son of Thomas and Nancy Perdue, 12-26-1870, 12-16-1889


More About JAMES E. W. PERDUE:
Burial: Who was his wife?
       
Child of JAMES PERDUE and MARTHA E. is:
3.       i.       JAMES LARKIN3 PERDUE, b. 20 Oct 1859, Born Little Sandy Ridge Cem. Lowndes Co. AL; d. 30 Mar 1917, Perdue Cemetery/Butler Co. AL/Died in Influenza Epidemic. 58 years old. His sons were farmers..


Generation No. 3

3. JAMES LARKIN3 PERDUE (JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 20 Oct 1859 in Born Little Sandy Ridge Cem. Lowndes Co. AL, and died 30 Mar 1917 in Perdue Cemetery/Butler Co. AL/Died in Influenza Epidemic. 58 years old. His sons were farmers.. He married JANE ELIZABETH STYRON 04 Jul 1877 in Lowndes Co., Ga. Had eleven children., daughter of LEWIS STYRON and MARY CAIN. She was born 13 Dec 1857 in Had Eleven Children.Sandy Ridge Com. Ala Lowndes Co. AL, and died 04 Dec 1951 in Died age 93 yrs. see notes..

Notes for JAMES LARKIN PERDUE:
James Larkin Perdue - - - - - -

He was living with Josiah Fields on he 1870 Census of Crenshaw Co., Ala. Older members say Larkin's father left his son Larkin Perdue with Joe Fields.
Question: Did father die in Civil War? Research being done on this.
Question: Where was the wife and mother?

More About JAMES LARKIN PERDUE:
Burial: Buried Ivy CreekCemetery, near Rutledge Comm.

Notes for JANE ELIZABETH STYRON:
Jane Eleizabeth Styron; was 93 years of age when she died. since 1938, she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law; Ruby Lillian (1900-1994) and William Ashley gibson. (1898-1965). She is buried beside her husband. Ivy CreekCemetery,near Rutledge Crenshaw Co., AL.



More About JANE ELIZABETH STYRON:
Burial: Buried Ivy CreekCemetery, near Rutledge Comm.

More About JAMES PERDUE and JANE STYRON:
Marriage: 04 Jul 1877, Lowndes Co., Ga. Had eleven children.
       
Children of JAMES PERDUE and JANE STYRON are:
       i.       BUFORD4 PERDUE, b. an infant..
       ii.       CAREY LLOYD PERDUE.
       iii.       MATTIE SEE "DOLLY" PERDUE, b. Bet. 1881 - 1953; m. JOHN FRANK KILLOUGH; b. Bet. 1878 - 1949.
       iv.       JOSEPH C. PERDUE, b. Bet. 1885 - 1960; m. EULA MAE KILOUGH; b. Bet. 1893 - 1974.
       v.       CARRIE BELL PERDUE, b. Bet. 1885 - 1968; m. HENRY KILLOUGH; b. Bet. 1881 - 1956.
4.       vi.       WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD" PERDUE, b. Bet. 1885 - 1969, Rutledge Alabama..
       vii.       JAMES RILEY PERDUE, b. Bet. 1888 - 1964; m. GUSSIE WHITEHEAD; b. Bet. 1899 - 1981.
       viii.       MESHAC HAMMOND PERDUE, b. Bet. 1890 - 1976, Served in U.S. Military in France during World War I.; m. VERLA MISSLETINE, Married.

More About MESHAC PERDUE and VERLA MISSLETINE:
Marriage: Married

       ix.       ELLEN PERDUE, b. Bet. 1892 - 1978; m. CHARLIE CLEVELAND STYRON; b. Bet. 1890 - 1978.
       x.       OLA MAE PERDUE, b. Bet. 1893 - 1977; m. JAMES W. ROWELL; b. Bet. 1891 - 1954, World War I Veteran..


Generation No. 4

4. WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4 PERDUE (JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born Bet. 1885 - 1969 in Rutledge Alabama.. He married (1) IDA R. SULA STAGGERS in Married Had 7 children only two lived., daughter of WADE STAGGERS and MARY. She was born in of Rutledge Alabama., and died in She died and he remarried again.. He married (2) JACKIE BURGINS.

Notes for WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD" PERDUE:



More About WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD" PERDUE:
Burial: Buried Ivy Creek Cemetery, near Rutledge, Crenshaw Co. AL

More About WILLIAM PERDUE and IDA STAGGERS:
Marriage: Married Had 7 children only two lived.
       
Children of WILLIAM PERDUE and IDA STAGGERS are:
       i.       CUMI5 PERDUE, m. HOMER KILLOUGH.
5.       ii.       EVA LUCILLE PERDUE, b. 21 Apr 1915, Eva was married once before this marriage.; d. Jun 1981, SS# 416-66-7927-Montgomery, Ala./Mag. Bapt Ch Cemetery w/husband Leroy..


Generation No. 5

5. EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE (WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 21 Apr 1915 in Eva was married once before this marriage.1, and died Jun 1981 in SS# 416-66-7927-Montgomery, Ala./Mag. Bapt Ch Cemetery w/husband Leroy.. She married LEROY BRIGHTWELL in Married at the home of her parents., son of JAMES BRIGHTWELL and MARY BEDGOOD. He was born 25 Mar 1908 in Born Crenshaw Co. Ala./1910 cens. shows him 5 yrs. old- yr. 1905 (???), and died 07 Apr 1955 in Laverne, Crenshaw Co., Ala.Death Cert. # 67972.

Notes for EVA LUCILLE PERDUE:
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Eva BRIGHTWELL
Birth Date: 21 Apr 1915
Death Date: Jun 1981
Social Security Number: 416-66-7927
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Alabama

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 36107
Localities: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama


A Daniel Perdue is buried at Little Sandy Ridge Cemetery as follows in Alabama:
PERDUE, Dasnel B., son of J. L. & J. E. PERDUE, January 17, 1880, April 13, 1883
PERDUE, Samuel Elijah, son of John J. & Mary M. PERDUE, aged 11 years, 10 months, , October 4, 1853, mother was Mary M. Gingles PERDUE
PERDUE, J. J., age 17 years, , October 30, 1862
PERDUE, Infant of G. W. & M. F. PERDUE
PERDUE, Alice Adonia, daughter of J. M. & L. F. PERDUE, March 24, 1871, June 29, 1895
PERDUE, Estelle, 1879-1879
PERDUE, Eugenia, 1877-1879
PERDUE, David Greely, 'Buddy', 1872-1909
PERDUE, George Taylor, 1839-1915
PERDUE, Jesse Davis, 1875-1879
PERDUE, Julia Reeves, 1848-1932
PERDUE, Lydia R., 1870-1874
PERDUE, Robert, son of J. H. and Jane Perdue, 7-31-1850, 1-8-1861
PERDUE, Alice T., 1866-1956, double stone with Jacob C.
PERDUE, Clara A. Stone, 1864-1942, wife of Issac
PERDUE, infant of J. C. and A. T. Perdue, born and died 1-11-1894
PERDUE, Issac, 1859-1925
PERDUE, Jacob C., 1860-1915
PERDUE, James Leonard, son of T. and N. Perdue, 6-31-1870, d. 11-2-1898
PERDUE, Rev. John B., 4-5-1788, 9-26-1860
PERDUE, Nancy, 1835-1915, wife of Thomas Perdue
PERDUE, Nancy E., youngest dau. of G. T. and Anna Perdue, 9-15-1854, 11-15-1861
PERDUE, Thomas, Jr., son of Thomas and Nancy Perdue, 10-23-1873, 9-25-1896
PERDUE, Thomas, 1833-1899
PERDUE, Thomas I., 2-1-1908, 9-24-1962
PERDUE, William S., son of Thomas and Nancy Perdue, 12-26-1870, 12-16-1889


More About EVA LUCILLE PERDUE:
Burial: Buried Magnolia Baptist Church, Crenshaw, Ala.

Notes for LEROY BRIGHTWELL:

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Leroy Brightwell's first marriage was to a part Native Indian American. But the children of this line are not known at this time by researcher.

Leroy BRIGHTWELL
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1908
Death Date: Aug 1984
Social Security Number: 217-10-0806
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Maryland

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 21701
Localities: Frederick, Frederick, Maryland
Harmony Grove, Frederick, Maryland
Hood College, Frederick, Maryland
Hopeland, Frederick, Maryland
Lewistown, Frederick, Maryland
Lime Kiln, Frederick, Maryland
Oak Acres, Frederick, Maryland
Pine Cliff, Frederick, Maryland
Tulip Hill, Frederick, Maryland


Children: Eva Purdue was married before she married Leroy and had two step-children. Then marrying Leroy, she had twelve more children of their own.

Leroy Brightwell
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: 1905
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Race: White
Home in 1930: Luverne, Crenshaw, Alabama
Year: 1930; Census Place: Luverne, Crenshaw, Alabama; Roll: T626_11; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 0424.

Troy is located in Pik County, Alabama. a bit of important informatin. There IS NO RECORD OF ANY BRIGHTWELLS LIVING IN PIKE CO.AL. BEFORE THE Civil War and it WAS SOME TIME AFTER THE CW
BEFORE A BRIGHTWELL FAMILY MOVED IN TO PIKE CO. AL. There are NO SLAVE
RECORDS ON ANY BRIGHTWELLS in Pike Co. Al.

Brightwell's that married in Pike County. Alabama
Brightwell E. E. married Gertrude Hurley 4-4-1895
Brightwell G.F. married Hilda M. Rhodes 2-27-1898
Brightwell J. F. married S. E. Darby 5-1-1879

At Family Reunion in Anadulsia Alabama August 19 & 20th, 2005; the following Children of James H. Brightwell and wife Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" were present:

Huey Brightwell; Bruce Brightwell; Ted Brightwell; Robert Brightwell; Ed Brightwell, Horace Brightwell; Betty Brightwell and Bobby Brightwell

       Lots of pictures of this group are shown in scrapbook.

More About LEROY BRIGHTWELL:
Burial: Buried Magnolia Baptist Church Cem. Crenshaw, Ala.
Death Information: 17 Apr 1955, 51 years old at death.

More About LEROY BRIGHTWELL and EVA PERDUE:
Marriage: Married at the home of her parents.
       
Children of EVA PERDUE and LEROY BRIGHTWELL are:
6.       i.       BOBBY RAY6 BRIGHTWELL.
7.       ii.       HORACE GREGORY BRIGHTWELL, b. Lives in Semmes/Mobile Alabama 251-645-2471.
8.       iii.       HUEY LANE BRIGHTWELL, b. Live in Highland Home, Alabama 334-537-9710.
9.       iv.       JAMES EDWARD "ED" BRIGHTWELL, b. 334-222-0501/Brantley Alabama.
10.       v.       MARGARET "PEGGY" IRENE BRIGHTWELL, d. 2003, Deceased.
       vi.       MARY LOUISE BRIGHTWELL, d. Died at 6 mths of Whooping Cough.
11.       vii.       ROBERT WAYNE BRIGHTWELL.
       viii.       JAMES WILLIAM "MOSCOE" [SGT. BRIGHTWELL, b. Abt. 1930, Born Vernledge/Crenshaw Co. Alabama; d. Buried/Magnolia Bapt. Ch. Cemetery; m. VIRGINIA PETTY, Married/Divorced.

Notes for JAMES WILLIAM "MOSCOE" [SGT. BRIGHTWELL:
James was the FIRST child of his parents. He grew up and joined the ARMY then served in Germany. He was born in Crenshaw Co. Alabama.
       After coming home from the service; he worked in the logging business. He passed away in bed at Brantley, Alabama. There were reports of a truck accident the day before. The insurance company paid money to his mother Eva Purdue Brightwell. She used the money to purchase the home of her father Fletcher [Future} Perdue in Crenshaw Creek, Alabama near Ivy Creek.
       Moscoe was the name he was referred by; and he was married only once to Virginia Petty but later they divorced. It is believed that he had a son named James William Brightwell but not known for sure. At the time of James death they were divorced.
He is buried at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery in Crenshaw Cem. Alabama

More About JAMES BRIGHTWELL and VIRGINIA PETTY:
Marriage: Married/Divorced

       ix.       THURMAN "TED" BRIGHTWELL, b. 26 May 1942, 256/353-1803/11612 Wadsworth St. SE,Decatur Ala.35601; m. SUE ANN ALDRIDGE, 16 Jan 1970, Married no children.; b. 11 Aug 1943, Decatur , Ala..

More About THURMAN BRIGHTWELL and SUE ALDRIDGE:
Marriage: 16 Jan 1970, Married no children.

12.       x.       BRUCE "JIMMY" BRIGHTWELL, b. 21 Jul 1944, Brantley, Ala./now Fredericksburg, Virginia; d. phone# 540-891-6344.
13.       xi.       BETTY JOYCE BRIGHTWELL, b. 22 Sep 1948, Alabama.


Generation No. 6

6. BOBBY RAY6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) He married MARTHA FRAZIER in Married.

More About BOBBY BRIGHTWELL and MARTHA FRAZIER:
Marriage: Married
       
Children of BOBBY BRIGHTWELL and MARTHA FRAZIER are:
       i.       MACHELLE7 BRIGHTWELL.
       ii.       MICHAEL BRIGHTWELL.


7. HORACE GREGORY6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born in Lives in Semmes/Mobile Alabama 251-645-2471. He married BONNIE TILLMAN, daughter of TILLMAN. She was born in Of Mobile Ala. sister to Sheriff of Mobile, ALA..
       
Children of HORACE BRIGHTWELL and BONNIE TILLMAN are:
       i.       KAREN7 BRIGHTWELL.
       ii.       HORACE GREGORY BRIGHTWELL, b. 1952.


8. HUEY LANE6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born in Live in Highland Home, Alabama 334-537-9710. He married (1) MARTHA LAMARLES CARROLL in Her 2nd marriage (Griffin-lst). He married (2) JENNIFER KOUCH in Married no children..

More About HUEY BRIGHTWELL and MARTHA CARROLL:
Marriage: Her 2nd marriage (Griffin-lst)

More About HUEY BRIGHTWELL and JENNIFER KOUCH:
Marriage: Married no children.
       
Children of HUEY BRIGHTWELL and MARTHA CARROLL are:
       i.       LUCILLE7 BRIGHTWELL, b. Bur. Mag. Bapt Ch Cem; d. Died young-peneumonia..
       ii.       LOUISE BRIGHTWELL, b. Burt Mag Bapt Ch Cem.; d. Died young-Diptheria..


9. JAMES EDWARD "ED"6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born in 334-222-0501/Brantley Alabama. He married MARTHA PATRICIA CLARK in Married/Anadalusia Alabama. She was born in Of Montgomery Alabama, and died in Family Reunion - 3rd Week in August on Sunday/Andalusia, Ala..

More About JAMES BRIGHTWELL and MARTHA CLARK:
Marriage: Married/Anadalusia Alabama
       
Children of JAMES BRIGHTWELL and MARTHA CLARK are:
       i.       JAMES EDWARD "EDDIE" JR.7 BRIGHTWELL, b. 12079 Mason Dr./Quantico, Ala. 22134; d. 703/221-0800; m. PATRICIA MARIE THOMAS, 31 Mar 1982, Salamar, FLA /high school sweetheart.

More About JAMES BRIGHTWELL and PATRICIA THOMAS:
Marriage: 31 Mar 1982, Salamar, FLA /high school sweetheart

       ii.       SANDRA PATRICIA BRIGHTWELL.
       iii.       VICKI BELINDA BRIGHTWELL, m. STEVE ZETTERLUND; b. 60 Miranda Rd./Warrior, Ala. 941/61-9171.
       iv.       DONNA JO BRIGHTWELL.
       v.       CURTIS LYNN BRIGHTWELL, b. 03 Apr 1963, Tuscaloosa Alabama; d. Nov 1996, Magnolia Bapt. Church Cem/Alabama; m. NEVER MARRIED, NO CHILDREN..

Notes for CURTIS LYNN BRIGHTWELL:
Curtis was the fifth child of his parents; his father was manager of Pake-McKeen Sporting Goods Store in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Curtis was a wonderful person. Most everyone liked him and loved him. He was called "movie star" by some when he was young. Curtis never married and has no children.
       Curtis was one of the best foreign car mechanics that ever lived. He could take a jaquar car apart then put it back together again and it would run like new.
       Curtis was a true lover of the animal kingdom. He had two or more cats and several dogs in his home most of the time whether it was at Palm Beach, Florida South Beach, Florida or Alabama. He loved to hunt and fish. He was at one time the captain of a charter fishing boat. One story that is told by Curtis's brother in law, Steve Zetterlund of Punta Gorda, Florida, is how one day Curtis was passing by some people fishing. They had been fishing all day and had not caught any fish. Curtis went over to them, took a knife and jumped into the water. He came out with several large fish and handed them to the people and went on his way. Another story is about when Curtis was very young living in Dothan, Alabama. There was a pet show, Curtis picked up a stray black and white cat and took it to the show. The next day on the front page of the Dothan Eagle Newspaper there was a picture of him smiling, holding the cat.
       Curtis played football, baseball (pitcher), kick boxing, and was a black belt in karate. Curtis was a believer in the Bible and had great faith in its teachings.
       Curtis attended school in Dothan, Alabama and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. At the time of his accidental death, Curtis was living in South Beach, Florida. He is buried at Magnolia Baptist Church where most of his ancestors are buried in Alabama. [written by Donna Brightwell, brother to Curtis.]

       vi.       MARTHA ELIZABETH.


10. MARGARET "PEGGY" IRENE6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) died 2003 in Deceased. She married ROY MCGEHEE in Married.

More About ROY MCGEHEE and MARGARET BRIGHTWELL:
Marriage: Married
       
Children of MARGARET BRIGHTWELL and ROY MCGEHEE are:
       i.       LYNN7 BRIGHTWELL.
       ii.       STEVE BRIGHTWELL.


11. ROBERT WAYNE6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) He married (1) GLADYS BILLIE BLIZZARD in Married. He married (2) ROBBIE BOLT.

More About ROBERT BRIGHTWELL and GLADYS BLIZZARD:
Marriage: Married
       
Child of ROBERT BRIGHTWELL and GLADYS BLIZZARD is:
       i.       ROBERT WAYNE JR.7 BRIGHTWELL.


12. BRUCE "JIMMY"6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 21 Jul 1944 in Brantley, Ala./now Fredericksburg, Virginia, and died in phone# 540-891-6344. He married (1) BARBARA JEAN GRIFFIN in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was born 03 Feb 1952. He married (2) PATRICIA ANN WILKINSON 02 May 1964 in Arlington, First Presb. Church, Virginia, daughter of NORMAN WILKINSON and MIRIAM GIBBS. She was born 02 May 1942 in Salisbury, MD/resides in DE-Seaford-Millsboro-Georgetown.

Notes for BRUCE "JIMMY" BRIGHTWELL:
Notes on BRUCE BRIGHTWELL of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Bruce grew up his final years at the Alabama Baptist Home for Children in Troy, or Brantley, Alabama. Crenshaw County. He was taken there because Eva was ill and unable to take care of him. Bruce was only age 19 - when he married Pat when she was 22 years old. Married her on her birthday. They were married nine years. Bruce Brightwell has remarried to Barbara and has more children.
Bruce and Barbara Phone # is. (540) 891-6344 and they live in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
their daughter, Beth's number is 540-710-5954,

540-891-6344.

Telephoned Alabama Baptist Children's Home (now located in Birmingham, AL)
It moved from Troy, Alabama. (205) 945-0037 phone number.
Spoke to Mr. P. Miller at pmiller@abchome.org He told me a 100yr book had been written about the school and home and I would probably be interested in it. Cost $ 10.00 plus shipping to P. O. Box 361767, Birmingham, AL 35236

FAMILY REUNION -- BRIGHTWELL FAMILY
This is held every 3rd week in August on Sunday at Andalusia, Alabama. To find out more call Martha & Ed Brightwell at 334-222-0501. Ed is Bruce's brother. Martha is the family geneologist and has written and researched the Brightwell family back to the 1740's and possibility to a Reynolds Brightwell in Virginia in the 1600's. She has found his will.
       Martha told me by phone that the Crenshaw, Alabama History has writeups in it about the Brightwell family line. Martha has also continued to do further research. skyvine@alaweb.com is her email address.

Bruce Brightwell was a Warrant Officer in Marine Corp. of the United States. He served his country in the Vietnam War. His son Norman Russell Brightwell was born 1968 - during the Vietname War Period.



More About BRUCE "JIMMY" BRIGHTWELL:
Burial: Marine Corp. Soldier/Warrant Officer Vietnam War Veteran.
Illness: Survived Diptheria as a young child.
Phone/Address: 2005, 5505 Bounds Street, VA 22407 Ph #540-891-6344

More About BRUCE BRIGHTWELL and BARBARA GRIFFIN:
Marriage: Chesapeake, Virginia

More About BRUCE BRIGHTWELL and PATRICIA WILKINSON:
Marriage: 02 May 1964, Arlington, First Presb. Church, Virginia
       
Children of BRUCE BRIGHTWELL and BARBARA GRIFFIN are:
       i.       ANNA ELIZABETH "BETH"7 BRIGHTWELL, b. 16 Mar 1980, 540/710-0737 Cheasapeake VA.; m. CHUCK PASTORAL.
14.       ii.       BENJAMIN BRUCE BRIGHTWELL, b. 10 Mar 1984, Thomasville/Grady Co. GA.
       iii.       BLAKE THOMAS BRIGHTWELL, b. 02 Mar 1966, Thomasville, Ga./Grady Co. Ga..

       
Children of BRUCE BRIGHTWELL and PATRICIA WILKINSON are:
       iv.       KEVIN JAMES NORMAN7 BRIGHTWELL, b. 04 Feb 1965, Bethesada Naval Base, Virginia.
15.       v.       NORMAN RUSSELL BRIGHTWELL, b. 04 Jul 1968, PGH Medical Center, Salisbury, Maryland; d. Named after g-father/Norman Russell Wilkinson.


13. BETTY JOYCE6 BRIGHTWELL (EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 22 Sep 1948 in Alabama. She married PAUL (JR) BOATWRIGHT in Married. He was born 09 Mar 1942, and died 2004 in Deceased.

More About PAUL BOATWRIGHT and BETTY BRIGHTWELL:
Marriage: Married
       
Child of BETTY BRIGHTWELL and PAUL BOATWRIGHT is:
16.       i.       ALICIA DANIELLE7 BOATWRIGHT.


Generation No. 7

14. BENJAMIN BRUCE7 BRIGHTWELL (BRUCE "JIMMY"6, EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 10 Mar 1984 in Thomasville/Grady Co. GA. He married KYSHA TAYLOR.
       
Child of BENJAMIN BRIGHTWELL and KYSHA TAYLOR is:
       i.       DIONDRE8 "STEP-SON".


15. NORMAN RUSSELL7 BRIGHTWELL (BRUCE "JIMMY"6, EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY) was born 04 Jul 1968 in PGH Medical Center, Salisbury, Maryland, and died in Named after g-father/Norman Russell Wilkinson. He met (1) LANETTE BROWN in Met, June 17, 2002 Engaged March 2003, daughter of J. BROWN and THELMA BRYANT. She was born 14 May 1953 in Pavo/Brooks Co., GA.[re Birth Cert.]1/8 Cherokee Indian Blood. He met (2) HOLLI KAY FEATHERS 18 Aug 1995 in Sussex County, Georgetown, Delaware. She was born in of Frankfort, Delaware.

Notes for NORMAN RUSSELL BRIGHTWELL:
Norman R. Brightwell

       Some BRIGHTWELL's living in Colquitt County, Georgia area.
Abstracted By: Rodney Brightwell

Cemetery is one mile west of Hartsfield Ga. in Colquitt County.

Last Name First Name Middle Name Birth Death Comment
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Brightwell Florence Worsham 1901 Jan. 19- 1930 Mother
Brightwell J. B. Nov. 26- 1926 Feb. 17- 1928 Child
Brightwell Bernard Crawford March 10- 1928 April 22- 1928 Child
Brightwell W. C. Dec. 4- 1929 Dec. 4- 1929 Infant

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Across from Weston Baptist Church, Weston Ga. in Webster
County.

Last Name First Name Middle Name Birth Death Comment
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Brightwell Mary P. May-3-1906 Aug.-2-1927 Jessie Brightwell, wife
Brightwell Jessie S. Sept.-3-1900 Jan.-12-1958
Brightwell Alpha July 1-1897 July 12-1898 Child of R.H. Brightwell
Brightwell Infant Child, Female Sept. 29-1898 Sept. 29-1898 Child of R.H. Brightwell
Brightwell Samuel Oscar Oct.31-1878 April-25-1944
Brightwell Vera Nicholson March-25-1878 Feb.-2-1985 Wife of Samuel O.
Meadows Ruby Brightwell May 13-1908 March-31-1957
Additional Comments:
Note- Alpha Brightwell and infant Brightwell child are children of R.H.and
A.E. Brightwell.
Mary P. Brightwell is first wife of Jessie S. Brightwell


Notes for LANETTE BROWN:
I shall pass through this world but once.
Any good, therefore, that I can do
Or any kindness that I can show
To any human being
Let me do it now.
Let me not defer it, or neglect it, for
I shall not pass this way again.

Looking back through the pages of Time.

       Many the time we wish we could turn back the pages of time and change some of the things we have done, to ease some of the pain we have caused, to ask someone we dearly love to forgive us, to tell them we love them with all our heart.
       Just to turn back the pages of time and erase some of the lines we have put on our love ones face, to erase the pain and heal the heartache. To erase the tears, when we let them slip away to the great beyond out of our reach we are to late and can only wish we had th epages of time to live over.
       Wipe the tears from that love ones face now, mend the hurt and erase the pain and heartache inside. Those tears you shed then will be tears of joy not remorse, tears of love not pain. Your heart will take wings and fly away as the pages of time passes your way.
       You will have no time for regrets, only peace, love and contentment.

LANETTE BROWN - born May 14, 1953, Brooks County, Georgia (Pavo)

According to the birth records; A Dr. Daniels delivered Lanette in his home which also served as Pavo, Ga's hospital. This house has been torn down now and replaced with a Bank. Thelma states that; Lanette's father, J.L. was not at home when she was born;in fact he was in Panama City, Florida, and she was three weeks old before he first saw her; however; on the Birth Certificate it clearly has J.L.'s signature on it. My question is possibly Mom must not remember so well now. Thelma was staying at her Dad's & Mom's house when both Shirley & Lanette were born. While she was living with her parents, J.L. got all the pictures and items from the apartment. (See end of notes for a history on Pavo, Georgia) At two months of age she caught Whopping Cough and nearly died; Shirley caught it too. Lanette had to get shots every day for awhile until she got better. Shirley was a crawling baby in a stroller.

PaPa John Bryant took up a lot of time with Lanette and Shirley and rode us on the tractor all the time. Ganelle and Connie wouldn't play with them too much.

I can't remember very much when I was little, only bits and pieces of my life. I remember that I would live with my Dad some and then live again with my Momma. There was constant confusion between them. I remember our families last Christmas together (Dad, Momma, Shirley Me and Wayne was only a baby then). We lived in Tallahassee, near the railroad tracks, southeast of Tallahassee in a white house. I remember Shirley and I got two red rockers, Wayne got a fire truck, he just loved.
I remember once we were at my grandpa Bryant's and grandma' Lula's house and we were awakened with Momma screaming to hurry and get out of the house, the kitchens on fire. I remember Grandma, yelling grab something on your way out. The house burned to the ground, no pictures were saved. I don't remember anyone getting hurt, but my grandparents lost it all.
I remember once, my grandpa was driving the tractor down the road to the field, and we wanted to go with him, but we were told we couldn't. Well, Shirley and I took off down the road anyway. Momma missed us and came looking for us. Grandpa couldn't hear us because of the noise of the tractor. We got a whipping all the way home.
I remember that I started first grade while living with Momma. I attended North Moultrie Elementary School and had Mrs. Johnson as my teacher. Mrs. Johnson was the principal of the school. The school was constructed in 1920 and held three grades, l, 2nd and 3rd by 1940. It was located at 819 lst N.E. In a survey done by the Georgia Public Schools on Moultrie, Ga. the following is an account of the condition of North Moultrie Elementary School.
The school was located on two acres of ground in the northern part of the city. The building contained four classrooms, an auditorium, a cafeteria, one office, and two rest rooms. Children from the northern portion of the city would attend school for four years in the plant. The school needs at that time were:
1. Playground space should be graded and a retaining wall placed on the east side of the campus to prevent erosion.
2. The flagpole should be placed in a spot better adapted to flying flags.
3. Doors need porticos.
4. Old floors in building should be sanded and refinished.
5. Steps are needed to windows leading to fire escapes.
6. Water fountains need repairing.
7. Cafeteria facilities should be improved to provide for hot water, additional food storage space, and more adequate seating.

The city decided some years later to tear down the school building. A separate cafeteria was built before 1953, as when I attended it was there.

I remember she got on to me all the time for talking and I got my hands smacked a lot. But, I still have my report card and it is a good one.
After first grade, my Dad must have gotten custody of us because we went to live with him permanently and my step-mother, Margaret. Life was real tough living with her because she resented us three kids. She was a young woman only 17 years old when Dad married her and she was pregnant with her first baby. We were treated like house slaves, did all the chores, ironing, hanging out clothing to dry, sweeping, cleaning and even were responsible for changing dirty diapers and washing them out by hand. On weekends our Dad and Step-mother would head to Thomasville, Ga. from Tallahasse and we would go out into the fields and work the land. Picked beans, shelled them. We did it all on the farm. If we didn't, we did not eat well.
When most other kids were playing and having fun growing up, we were little slaves for Margaret. Margaret made our lives a living hell all growing up. She hated and resented our Momma and always talked real bad about her to us. She tried to brainwash us into thinking badly about our Momma. She never gave us our Momma's gifts and never let us write to our Momma. In other words, our life was like a prison. In Today's world of 2000's Margaret would have gone to prison for child abuse. But those agencies didn't exist when I was growing up. Children just had to endure whatever beheld them. I was slapped, beat and whipped with swishes on my legs until they would bleed. I would have to go to school the next day with those marks showing. Teachers didn't speak up back then. Other family members knew this was happening, but they were helpless to stop her because like I said, there were no laws or protection for children in those days. I was not a bad kid and neither were Shirley (my older sister or Wayne my brother). We were good kids because we were too scared to do anything wrong for knowing we would endure abuse. We were talked down to all our lives, telling us we were useless, worthless and never would do well.

My birth is recorded in a book entitled, "Gentlemen and Their Ladies" - Gray Family History. My name is spelled incorrectly in the book. I have written to the author to correct the spelling for future mailings and publications of the book. The information was compiled by Emily Gray Martin in 1994, published for the author by Craigmiles & Associates, Inc. 516 North Broad Street, P. O. Box 546, Thomasville, Georgia 31792-0546, (912) 226-2449. Emily Gray Martin's address is: 15 Bracken Drive, Moultrie, Ga 31768.

I asked my Mom, Thelma "nickname Mickey" (Bryant) (Brown) (Barfield) Yeager, why she named me Lanette, she stated, "When she was in high school her best friend was named Lanette Peek, whose father was Grady Peek of Ion, Georgia." Later, Lanette Peek married an Eddie Kirkland. So, Mom was quite surprised and so was I when she found out that I had first married a Kirkland, too.". Mom said she lived up the road from them, out of Autreyville, Ga. and they spent a lot of time together as teenagers, growing up in the community. They spent a lot of time together sharing stories about their boyfriends and girlish secrets before they were married. Mom said that she thought my name was the prettiest she had ever heard and wanted to name me after her best friend, Lanette Peek.

I know that I started school in lst grade while I was living with my Mother. We were living in Moultrie at that time. We didn't live far from the school, so we would walk to and from school each day. I had Mrs. Johnson as my teacher and she was real mean. I can remember getting in trouble for talking and she would take a ruler and smack it across my palms. boy! that hurt. I learned to stop talking though and made real good grades. After first grade, during the summer, we went to live with our Dad and step-mom again. When school started in September, we started back to school. I was in second grade while living with Mom in Moultrie, Ga. After this school year, we went to live with our Dad and step-mother in Tallahassee for the summer. But, this time, we didn't get to go back to our Mother. My dad and step-mother kept us and we started school in Tallahassee, Florida. I went into the third grade at Caroline Brevard Elementary on Jacksonbluff Road, in Tallahassee. I had a real hard time beginning third grade at this school because everyone had been taught to cursive handwrite in second grade, but I had not been taught how yet. The teacher gave me a book and samples of the letters, and I ended up learning how to write cursive all by myself. This was incredibly hard, but I managed to learn, I had no choice. I attended Caroline Brevard for the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grades. When I started Seventh Grade, I first went to Raa Middle School in Tallahassee, but our family moved to Lakewood Drive, South of Tallahassee, Four-Points area into a sub-division. We lived in a nice three bedroom home and this is where I ended growing up until I was seventeen years old. I attended Rickards High School from Seventh Grade all the way to Graduation in 1971 (six years). There was no middle school in this area until after I had already graduated from High School. We didn't get to see our mother very much as she started a new life and had more children with new husbands. It wasn't until I graduated, married and moved away from home that I could now see my mother whenever I wanted to. My step-mother and her always fought whenever our mother would come to see us and so my mom just got to where she didn't come as often. In the meantime, our step-mother would talk against her any time she got a chance.

Lanette first accepted CHRIST into her life at age 14. She was attending Lakewood Freewood Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida. Lanette was baptised the old fashioned way, in a lake; completely submerged into the water. When Lanette first married, the white wedding dress, meant just exactly that, clean and pure. Of course, Lanette got married on her 18th birthday; so for many years her birthday and anniversary were the same day. Got married at Southside Assembly of God Church. Lanette's Dad and step-mother, and grandparents - Fed and Rena as well as many of the Brown family were present at the wedding. After a trip to Panama City, Florida, settled down in a Trailer purchased and lot rented. It was four years later that Lanette's first baby, Michael Keith Kirkland was born. He was planned to the day. He was a beautiful baby and he was a very good baby. His health was always good. Only remember once when he was in the hospital for a short stay to get well. He was the first born son in a line of first born Male Kirklands. And we have a picture to commenrate the occasion of his birth.

Three years later his sister, Christy Virginia was born. She however was a very ill baby, seemed to catch colds all the time. Even on her 6th birthday, she was in the hospital. She was beautiful though. A little blonde headed beauty. She had a bubbly personality and everyone loved her especially her "Pa Pa E.I" and "Pa Pa Jack". Her pappa's loved their grand-daughter and great-grand-daughter.

Lanette Brown Hill recorded her first record, in the Al Jolsen Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Lanette was also included on the list of those who had recorded in Nashville, Tenn., on the Nashville Recording Artists Records. This song was aired on Gulf 104 Gospel Hour with Billy Hudson in Tallahassee, Florida many times. Lanette traveled to area churches and would sing concerts. Eventually purchasing and recording records in her own studio. Lanette taught her children to sing, especially Christy, who would join her in many church sings. Keith always ran the sound board and kept my microphone just right. Keith also set up and did a lot of recording.

Lanette while in high school was in the Rickards Singing Choir and used this knowledge of choirs to teach 150 small children choir music at Oak Assembly of God Church, Tallahassee, Florida. This Children's Choir performed a Christmas Musical Concert.

Lanette loved music and singing. Lanette had been encouraged to learn to type at an early age in high school by her father, so she was very talented in office, secretarial management. Lanette quickly learned to use the magnetic tape typewriters, and disk typewriter memory machines, until finally when the computer technology caught up with the business office industry and became a household item to have, just like the Television. Lanette continued to learn new software and computer trades to eventually have her own business.

Lanette enjoyed ceramics and painting and made several dishes and plates as gifts for friends and family.

At age 35, Lanette was re-married and her husband Ed Hill, was involved in Cave Exploration and Spelunking, so he took Lanette into many caves in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Lanette loved this sport so much that she wrote two books on the subject with her husband Ed. The first book is entitled, Exploration and Discovery of Climax Cave, South Georgia. And, the second is; "What happened? Why the Town of Blowing Cave, Georgia was never built? and the Southern Caves of Georgia.

Lanette loved bicycling, hiking in the mountains and tent camping. Many weekends were enjoyed with both families camping and outdoors activities. Another love of Lanette would be books, she was facinated with history, and loved to read about it. Lanette got interested in Family Geneology in November 1995, and began putting together this database for her family to enjoy for years to come. She has spent many hours on the phone to gather photos of family members, hours in libraries researching history on her family, etc. and spent a lot of money to put together a family history that not only her family can enjoy but many others.

The greatest accomplishment Lanette can say she did, is the fact that even after successfully raising her own natural children; Keith and Christy were grown and married with children, she once again took the enormous responsibility of raising another family. Little Brandon Michael Walker Hill, the nephew of Lanette was signed over to her by his mother, Tamara at 2 months of age. Then later Tamara, gave Lanette Legal Custody and the Court awarded Lanette and her new husband a Court Order of Legal Guardianship. This proved to be a responsibility that for many years would tear her apart from some of the family members. Brandon's natural grandmother, Shirley, began to blame Lanette for all Tamara's problems and she allienated many of the family members against Lanette. However, Lanette still kept the promise to "raise Brandon the best she could, no matter what." Lanette even received death threats on numerous occasions against her life from Shirley. Brandon's ADOPTION became final in 1996.

Lanette was a bright, smart and energetic individual who loved life and all it had to offer. She was always learning new things. Lanette did struggle most of her life with her weight. After the birth of her two children, Lanette had a hard time keeping the weight down. She had two surgeries; one tubiligation which caused enormous bleeding problems and eventually she had other problems. The doctor found several tumors on her organs which caused Lanette to have a partial hysterectomy; but she could no longer bear children. She did not have any cancer.

Lanette loved her family and always stayed in contact with them, even the ones who were mad at her. She loved them anyway and she was always had to deal with the pain associated with the anger and misunderstandings. Lanette's sister, Shirley, even had made three death threats about Lanette to her siblings and mother, Mickey. But, she loved them anyway and kept going on with life.

It is a shame that alI my grandparents were already 'gone on' before I began my research on family geneology of The Browns, and The Bryants. I can't ever remember either set of my grandparents talking about their parents while I was growing up. So much information is lost when we die. That is why I had to do this research while I was still young and had good eyesight to read and the skills to type, so that I could do this research and put together the missing information on my geneology. I wanted my grand-children and descendants and those after them to KNOW THEIR ANCESTORS. At some point in everyone's lives, if they live long enough, if they do not know, they will wonder "who begat who?" and how they came to be.

This task has not been too difficult as most of our ancestors helped build the State of Georgia, named counties and raise their families, who lived near them and started their families. In those days, there were family cemeteries, and everyone is buried together. TODAY, with so many divorces in families, parents get buried separately from each other now and researching geneology on those parents is so difficult to do in later years. Records of who married who and when someone died, where they are buried, where they are married, dates and facts should be written down and kept, family to family.
Divorce in the early 1800's was a scandel and families didn't want to talk about it. Inter-marriages from First Cousin to First Cousin was prevalent as well as other inter-marriages. We must remember in those days, life was a hardship and there wasn't that many people living in the State of Georgia at the time, so the people married within the group that lived in the area they did. There were no roads, transportation was difficult and it was hard to meet people in long distances. Only the wealthy could afford these pleasures.

September 15, 2000 --- received a call from Shirley that she needed my help. After I picked up my jaw from the floor and almost passed out from shock, I listened to all she had to say. Shirley told me that Tamara was still out in California, but that Tamara was having a terribly hard time with feeding and taking care of Alesia and Justin and the baby by herself. Tamara was struggling and couldn't make it. The children were going hungry and were living in motel rooms. Neither of them had started school like they were supposed to. Shirley asked that Ed and I take Justin and raise him too. After telephoning Edward and talking this over with him, Ed and I purchased airline tickets to fly the two children home to Georgia for Shirley. Ed and I knew that Justin might not live with us, but we took the chance, because the children needed our help and because Shirley had asked me too.

I will always love my sister, no matter what takes place in my life. Shirley, Wayne and I have always had a special bond that cannot be broken. Unfortunately, we are the three children in the middle of a father and mother who remarried with other children they were raising. Sometimes, we felt that we were forgotten. So many times, Margaret would mistreat us and I found myself, blocking all these bad memories and feelings from my mind. I feel that is the only reason I survived. Even now as an adult, I still feel so much pain from my memories, which seem to come back to me. Margaret is still to this day, continuing to cause so much pain and suffering in all three of our lives. Because of her, I haven't seen my dad in eleven years. I have spoke to him by phone, but she has poisoned his mind against me and now I don't believe he will ever feel the same about me again. I only hope and wish I can see him before he dies. I do so dearly love my Dad and want to be a part of his life. Margaret doesn't know it, but I love her too, more than she would ever realize. Even after all the bad that she has done in my life, I still love and forgive her and wish her the best in life.

I know that if God calls me home today, that I am ready. I can say that I have lived a good life so far and have been very blessed to have both my natural children grow up and have families of their own. Brandon, my son, I now have the privilege of raising, well I wish for him the best in his life too. I hope to live a long and good life. I want to see my grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and hopefully with God's help my great-great-grandchildren. The old saying goes something like this "I don't want to die, but I want to go to Heaven." I guess I feel that way inside too.

I have told my my children that if I die before they do, that I want to be buried at "Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Brooks Co., Ga. with my mother and family. I know this sounds morbid, but it is my wishes. All three of us, were never bad, we were good teenagers growing up. Sometimes Shirley, would stop Margaret when she was beating me, or Wayne. When Shirley left home, I was next in line to endure her torcher.
Finally, when I reached the age 17 and was working parttime, I decided to leave. I had had enough of Margaret and her abuse. I only regretted that I had to leave my little brother. But I kept a check on him to make sure he was okay. however, this was the best decision I ever made in my life. I will never regret my decision. I finished high school and graduated also. I got married two weeks before my graduation and then went to work full time with the State of Florida State Government Offices. I worked for state government for about fifteen years.
I had my first baby, Michael Keith Kirkland when I turned twenty years old. I had my second baby, Christy Virginia Kirkland at age twenty-three. (I thought this would be the only children I would raise, but my life changed in later years.)
My first marriage ended after eighteen years. I remarried again, this time to Edward R. Hill. We both decided to take and raise my grand-nephew, Brandon Michael Walker who was two months old. When Brandon turned six, we adopted him completely. I endured a family fued for this decision. I made the right decision to raise him though and will never ever regret it. So I can proudly say, I have raised three children in my lifetime. I always wanted three children, but my first husband only wanted two.
Now, I am the proud grandmother of four beautiful grandchildren. I look forward to my life and all it has to offer me. Especially, more grand-children or great-children.
On January 5, 2002, I lost my Momma. And, my entire changed drastically. I decided I had had enough of a selfish man who decided he didn't want to be married to me anymore because I couldn't give him a baby and Brandon wasn't enough. So, I packed my stuff and left him and went to live in Florida with my older children. From January until June I lived in Madison, Florida and lived and worked at a Jellystone Campground Resort. I really worked so hard, day and night that I didn't have time to worry about my problems.
My divorce ended with Edward Hill July 24, 2003.







More About LANETTE BROWN:
Education: 1971, High School Graduate Rickards High School, Tallahassee, FL
Separated: 05 Jan 2002, Divorce/Settlement, July, 2002

More About NORMAN BRIGHTWELL and LANETTE BROWN:
Other-Begin: Met, June 17, 2002 Engaged March 2003

More About NORMAN BRIGHTWELL and HOLLI FEATHERS:
Other-Begin: 18 Aug 1995, Sussex County, Georgetown, Delaware
       
Children of NORMAN BRIGHTWELL and HOLLI FEATHERS are:
       i.       CHRISTIAN RUSSELL8 BRIGHTWELL, b. 28 Jan 1997, Born Frankfort, Delaware.
       ii.       KYLER NICHOLAS-NORMAN BRIGHTWELL, b. 13 Apr 1998, Born Frankfort, Delaware.


16. ALICIA DANIELLE7 BOATWRIGHT (BETTY JOYCE6 BRIGHTWELL, EVA LUCILLE5 PERDUE, WILLIAM FLETCHER (FUTURE) "BUD"4, JAMES LARKIN3, JAMES E. W.2, PERDUE FAMILY1 HISTORY)
       
Child of ALICIA DANIELLE BOATWRIGHT is:
       i.       DALTON PAUL8 BOATWRIGHT, b. 08 Jul 1993.



Endnotes

1. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 11, 2003, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.32012.111
2. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 14, 2003, Internal Ref. #1.111.7.32013.96



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