Leah Draper1

#1179, b. before 1850
Last Edited1 Jan 2006
Birth*before 1850date guess based on marriage date 
Married Name8 September 1867Baldwin1 

Citations

  1. [S135] Max Tatum, compiler, Randolph County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1828-1922.). Hereinafter cited as Randolph County, Georgia Marriage Records.

Caleb Driggers1,2

#2125
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Last Edited10 Apr 2010

Family

Elizabeth Galloway b. Mar 1818, d. 30 Sep 1901
Children 1.Rebecka Driggers b. c 1850
 2.Twigs Driggers b. c 1855
 3.Worth Driggers b. c 1855
 4.Elizabeth Driggers+ b. c 1860
Birthsay 18101 
Marriageafter 1832Elizabeth Galloway; estimated, based on birth date2 

Citations

  1. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, Estate papers of Eleazer Galloway name children including Elizabeth Galloway Driggers, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  2. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, A History of Henry County, Alabama (P.O. Box 222, Abbeville, AL 36830: Henry County Historical Society, 1978), Vol III, pg 243, Ancestor Chart attributed to J. B. Outlaw.

Elizabeth Driggers1

#2321, b. circa 1860
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Last Edited2 Sep 2006
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Caleb Driggers
Mother*Elizabeth Galloway1 b. Mar 1818, d. 30 Sep 1901

Family

Child 1.Marvin Driggers1 b. Sep 1879
Birth*circa 1860Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census14 June 1880Elizabeth Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons, ED 83, Beat 7, hh 67, Henry County, Alabama, USA; complete household:
"Elizabeth Driggars", age 63, widowed white female, keeping house, born South Carolina, parents born in SC;
"Rebecka Driggars", daughter age 30, single, born Alabama, parents born SC;
"Twigs Driggars", son age 25, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA! (adopted, or census entry error).

In separate household (hh 68) but adjacent in census:
"Worth Driggars", son age 25, single, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error);
"Elizabeth Driggars", daughter age 20, single, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error;
"Marvin Driggars", son (not clear who the son of) age 9 months, born Alabama, parents born Alabama. I suspect (and I will enter it that way) that Elizabeth age 20 is the unmarried mother of Marvin.

Jasper Brannon (Person ID#1318) lived nearby.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Curetons, Henry, Alabama; Roll: T9_15; Family History Film: 1254015; Page: 634.3000; ancestry.com image page 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Marvin Driggers1

#2322, b. September 1879
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Last Edited2 Sep 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Mother*Elizabeth Driggers1 b. c 1860
Birth*September 1879Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census14 June 1880Elizabeth Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons, ED 83, Beat 7, hh 67, Henry County, Alabama, USA; complete household:
"Elizabeth Driggars", age 63, widowed white female, keeping house, born South Carolina, parents born in SC;
"Rebecka Driggars", daughter age 30, single, born Alabama, parents born SC;
"Twigs Driggars", son age 25, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA! (adopted, or census entry error).

In separate household (hh 68) but adjacent in census:
"Worth Driggars", son age 25, single, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error);
"Elizabeth Driggars", daughter age 20, single, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error;
"Marvin Driggars", son (not clear who the son of) age 9 months, born Alabama, parents born Alabama. I suspect (and I will enter it that way) that Elizabeth age 20 is the unmarried mother of Marvin.

Jasper Brannon (Person ID#1318) lived nearby.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Curetons, Henry, Alabama; Roll: T9_15; Family History Film: 1254015; Page: 634.3000; ancestry.com image page 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Rebecka Driggers1

#2318, b. circa 1850
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Last Edited2 Sep 2006
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Caleb Driggers
Mother*Elizabeth Galloway1 b. Mar 1818, d. 30 Sep 1901
Birth*circa 1850Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census14 June 1880Elizabeth Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons, ED 83, Beat 7, hh 67, Henry County, Alabama, USA; complete household:
"Elizabeth Driggars", age 63, widowed white female, keeping house, born South Carolina, parents born in SC;
"Rebecka Driggars", daughter age 30, single, born Alabama, parents born SC;
"Twigs Driggars", son age 25, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA! (adopted, or census entry error).

In separate household (hh 68) but adjacent in census:
"Worth Driggars", son age 25, single, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error);
"Elizabeth Driggars", daughter age 20, single, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error;
"Marvin Driggars", son (not clear who the son of) age 9 months, born Alabama, parents born Alabama. I suspect (and I will enter it that way) that Elizabeth age 20 is the unmarried mother of Marvin.

Jasper Brannon (Person ID#1318) lived nearby.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Curetons, Henry, Alabama; Roll: T9_15; Family History Film: 1254015; Page: 634.3000; ancestry.com image page 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Twigs Driggers1

#2319, b. circa 1855
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Last Edited2 Sep 2006
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Caleb Driggers
Mother*Elizabeth Galloway1 b. Mar 1818, d. 30 Sep 1901
Birth*circa 1855Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census14 June 1880Elizabeth Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons, ED 83, Beat 7, hh 67, Henry County, Alabama, USA; complete household:
"Elizabeth Driggars", age 63, widowed white female, keeping house, born South Carolina, parents born in SC;
"Rebecka Driggars", daughter age 30, single, born Alabama, parents born SC;
"Twigs Driggars", son age 25, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA! (adopted, or census entry error).

In separate household (hh 68) but adjacent in census:
"Worth Driggars", son age 25, single, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error);
"Elizabeth Driggars", daughter age 20, single, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error;
"Marvin Driggars", son (not clear who the son of) age 9 months, born Alabama, parents born Alabama. I suspect (and I will enter it that way) that Elizabeth age 20 is the unmarried mother of Marvin.

Jasper Brannon (Person ID#1318) lived nearby.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Curetons, Henry, Alabama; Roll: T9_15; Family History Film: 1254015; Page: 634.3000; ancestry.com image page 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Worth Driggers1

#2320, b. circa 1855
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Last Edited2 Sep 2006
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Caleb Driggers
Mother*Elizabeth Galloway1 b. Mar 1818, d. 30 Sep 1901
Birth*circa 1855Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census14 June 1880Elizabeth Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons, ED 83, Beat 7, hh 67, Henry County, Alabama, USA; complete household:
"Elizabeth Driggars", age 63, widowed white female, keeping house, born South Carolina, parents born in SC;
"Rebecka Driggars", daughter age 30, single, born Alabama, parents born SC;
"Twigs Driggars", son age 25, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA! (adopted, or census entry error).

In separate household (hh 68) but adjacent in census:
"Worth Driggars", son age 25, single, worked on farm, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error);
"Elizabeth Driggars", daughter age 20, single, born Alabama, parents born GA (adopted, or entry error;
"Marvin Driggars", son (not clear who the son of) age 9 months, born Alabama, parents born Alabama. I suspect (and I will enter it that way) that Elizabeth age 20 is the unmarried mother of Marvin.

Jasper Brannon (Person ID#1318) lived nearby.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Curetons, Henry, Alabama; Roll: T9_15; Family History Film: 1254015; Page: 634.3000; ancestry.com image page 7, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Lottie Belle Dunaway1

#1187
Last Edited1 Jan 2006
Married NameBaldwin1 
Marriage*Charles Willard Baldwin1 

Citations

  1. [S134] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart County Georgia Volume II (, Family History Section, The Baldwin Families, p 650; P. O. Box 401; Waycross,GA 31501: A. H. Clark, 1975).

Mary E. Dykes1

#1609, b. 30 May 1857, d. 30 April 1918
Last Edited24 Apr 2010

Family

Thomas Jackson Galloway b. 10 Aug 1847, d. 21 Feb 1912
Child 1.James M. Galloway7 b. c 1870
Birth*30 May 1857Alabama, USA2,3 
Marriage*25 March 1869Thomas Jackson Galloway; Henry County, Alabama, USA4,5 
Married Name25 March 1869Galloway1 
Census*20 June 1870AL Henry Co Census 1870; 5th Precinct hh 58, Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, USA; female age 19, born in Alabama. With infant son James M. (4 mos).2 
Resident: Thomas Jackson Galloway
Resident: James M. Galloway
(Resident) Census8 June 1880Thomas Jackson Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Roeville District, ED83, Beat 8, pg 12, hh#118, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"T. J. Galaway", census head age 33, farmer, born AL, parents born AL, living next door to parents,
"Mary Galaway", wife age 30, born AL, parents born AL;
"James Galaway", son age 10, born AL, parents born AL;
"Jasper Galaway", son age 8, born AL, parents born AL;
(none of these children except James are entered in this database).
"Lucinda Galaway", daughter age 6, born AL, parents born AL;
"Ransom Galaway", son age 5, born AL, parents born AL;
"Hettye Galaway", daughter age 3, born AL, parents born AL;
"Burrel Galaway", son age 3 months, born AL, parents born AL.6 
Death*30 April 1918Geneva County, Alabama, USA; buried Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery3 

Citations

  1. [S167] Civil War Company Rosters, 6 AL Infantry Regiment Co B, Henry Grays per Jeffrey Palmer e-mail address.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County AL pg 335, image pg 128, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S368] Geneva County Alabama Cemetery Index and Records, tombstone, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Compiler Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phipps, 1961, Abbeville Memorial Library, Henry Co, AL.
  4. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  5. [S316] Researcher J. Palmer, e-mail address.
  6. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, Alabama, Roeville, ancestry.com img pg 12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.

Sarah Elliot1,2

#1018
Last Edited20 Apr 2015
Birthbetween 1776 and 17943 
Married Name17 November 1808Sarah Balkcom 
Marr Bond*17 November 1808Seth Balkcom; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; from the index of marriage bonds:
"Bride: Sally Elliot
Groom: Seth Bawcum
Bond Date: 17 Nov 1808
County: Johnston
Record #: 01 022
Bondsman: Ichabard Balkcu [sic]
Witness: E. Sanders
Bond #: 000066973"

The transcription was done as part of a WPA project. (Note, Baucom Book names her Sarah).4,2,5 
Witness: Ichabod Balkcom II
(Witness) Estate25 November 1816Seth Balkcom; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "To the worshipful Court of Johnston County, I Sally Balkcom, Widow of said County, do hereby certify to said Court that I give up all my Rights and Title of Administration on the Estate of Seth Balkcom ??? my husband dec'd to (Jesse Sillivent???, very difficult script) and do desire that our worships should grant the same to him. Given under my hand the day and year above written.

Wm Hinnant
H Sasser

Sally (x) Balkom (her mark)"

transcribed by G. Balkcom 5/24/2003.6 
(Witness) Estate22 February 1817Seth Balkcom; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; The inventory is listed in court minutes. Administrator is identified as Jesse Sillivent? (legibility). "Allowed and given to the widow of said dec'd for the support of She and her family - One Sow and three pigs, about three barrels of corn, about 300 lbs of pork." The detailed list of who bought particular items included many purchases by "Widow" (Sally). Most were for less than a dollar, although she also bought a mare and bridle, and a saddle, for $7.00 each.7,8 
Cen-Head*1820GA Jones Co Census 1820; Jones County, Georgia, USA; "Sarrah Balkham", head of household, age 26-44, 210000-00010, males 2 u10, 1 10-15. Lived adjacent to Ichabod Balkham3,9 

Citations

  1. [S123] Brent H. Holcomb, compiler, Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina 1762-1868 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985). Hereinafter cited as Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), Line A-067-aea. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeae.
  4. [S123] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina, 1985, Note identifies Sally as first name.
  5. [S106] An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives, 1741-1868, 2000, Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977., Ancestry.com.
  6. [S262] Court Records of Johnston County North Carolina, Book 9, p 113, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  7. [S261] Elizabeth E. Ross, Record of Estates Johnston County North Carolina 1781-1807 (Abstracts) (, Vol IX; 4841 Johnston Union Rd, Clayton, North Carolina 27520: Ross, 1988), State Library of North Carolina.
  8. [S262] Court Records of Johnston County North Carolina, Copy of Microfilm of court records, "An Inventory of the Estate of Seth Balkcom Dec'd taken on the 22nd day of February 1817", North Carolina State Archives.
  9. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Jones Co, GA image pg 4, Maryland Historical Society.

Alexander C. Ellis1

#2589, b. circa 1870
Last Edited20 May 2016

Family

Minnie B. (?) b. c 1878
Child 1.George Washington Ellis+1 b. 1 Nov 1901, d. 19 May 1978
Birth*circa 1870Alabama1 
Marriage*say 1894Minnie B. (?); estimated based on oldest child's birthdate (Minnie P. Ellis, age 15 in 1910 census)1 
Census*20 January 1920(Resident) Minnie B. (?); Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States; "Alexander C. Ellis", age 50, head, farming own farm, parents born Alabama;
"Mimmie B. Ellis", wife age 42, parents born Georgia;
"William A. Ellis", son age 21;
"George W. Ellis", son age 18;
"Sam Ellis", son age 15;
"Clara Ellis" daughter age 13;
"Bessie Ellis", daughter age 11;
"A C Ellis", son age 3 years 6 months;
"Stella Ellis", daughter-in-law age 18.

All the children were born in Oklahoma.1 
Resident: George Washington Ellis

Citations

  1. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Camella Faye Ellis

#1947, b. 2 February 1927, d. 30 July 2000
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited22 Jun 2006
RelationshipNiece of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*George Washington Ellis b. 1 Nov 1901, d. 19 May 1978
Mother*Thelma Lizzie Balkcom1 b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 7 May 1971
Birth*2 February 1927Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census16 April 1930(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; Erick township outside of Erick town, hh#188, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup Dist 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Household consisted of:
"G. W. Ellis", male age 26, age at marriage 18, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Alabama, laborer on farm, living adjacent to parents of wife Thelma. They were listed as renting a house for $8/month;
wife "Thelma Ellis" age 22, age at marriage 16, born in Texas, parents born Alabama;
son "Wadene Ellis" age 8, born Oklahoma, father born Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Alavern Ellis", age 6, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Comela Fay Ellis", age 3, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Wonda Marie Ellis", age 8 months, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas.3 
(Resident) Census16 April 1940(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; South Birch Ave & Noble Ave, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "George W. Ellis, head, age 39, education 8th grade, born Oklahoma, worked 30 weeks in 1939 as laborer on a WPA program, income $300;
Thelma Ellis, wife, age 35, education 7th grade, born Texas, employed 13 weeks in 1939, laundry in home, income $26;
Waydine Ellis, son, age 16, attending school, 8th grade completed, employed as operator at movie show;
Ilaverne Ellis, daughter, age 15, in school completed 7th grade;
Camella Faye Ellis, daughter age 12, born Oklahoma, in school completed 5th grade;
Wada Marie Ellis, daughter age 10, born Oklahoma, in school completed 4th grade;
Edwin Leon Ellis, son age 8, born Oklahoma, in school completed 2nd grade;
A.J. Ellis Jr, son age 5, born Oklahoma."

The family lived in the same house in 1935.4 
Married Name15 October 1950Henson 
Marriage*15 October 1950Frederick S. Henson; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA1 
Death*30 July 2000St. Mary's Hospital, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA1,2 
Burial*August 2000Mulberry Cemetery, Sweetwater, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA1 
ObituaryAugust 2000Oklahoma, USA; "Camella Faye Henson was born in Erick, Oklahoma on February 2, 1927 to George Washington Ellis and Thelma Lizzie Balcom Ellis, and passed away in St . Mary's Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma, Sunday, July 30, 200 at the age of 73 years, five months and 28 days .
Camella graduated from Erick High School in 1946 and later was employed by Farmers National Bank , Erick. Camella was married to Frederick S . Henson in Erick on October 15, 1950 and they made their home there . She continued her employment in the bank after it became First American Bank and retired from her position there February 15, 1990.
Camella was active in her church work, Erick community affairs, and served as secretary-treasurers of the Erick Alumni Association for several years.
She attended the Texola Baptist church and used her singing voice to serve the Lord. Camella moved to Enid two years ago to be near her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother Waydean Ellis.

She is survived by two sisters, Ila Verne Bullen, Sayre, Oklahoma, and Wanda Copeland, Enid, Oklahoma; two brothers, Edwin Ellis of Houston, Texas and A . J . Ellis of Wakomis, Oklahoma; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Services were held at 1:30 pm Thursday, August 3, 2000 at the Texola Baptist Church, officiated by Charlie Floyd.
Interment was in Mulberry Cemetery, Sweetwater, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma under the direction of Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home, Erick."1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, Obituary of Camella Faye Ellis Henson, from a submitter to the message board on www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index, Camella Henson online at http://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Edwin Leon Ellis

#1953, b. 17 May 1933, d. 26 May 2010
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited16 Aug 2010
RelationshipNephew of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*George Washington Ellis1 b. 1 Nov 1901, d. 19 May 1978
Mother*Thelma Lizzie Balkcom1 b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 7 May 1971
Birth*17 May 1933Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2 
(Resident) Census16 April 1940(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; South Birch Ave & Noble Ave, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "George W. Ellis, head, age 39, education 8th grade, born Oklahoma, worked 30 weeks in 1939 as laborer on a WPA program, income $300;
Thelma Ellis, wife, age 35, education 7th grade, born Texas, employed 13 weeks in 1939, laundry in home, income $26;
Waydine Ellis, son, age 16, attending school, 8th grade completed, employed as operator at movie show;
Ilaverne Ellis, daughter, age 15, in school completed 7th grade;
Camella Faye Ellis, daughter age 12, born Oklahoma, in school completed 5th grade;
Wada Marie Ellis, daughter age 10, born Oklahoma, in school completed 4th grade;
Edwin Leon Ellis, son age 8, born Oklahoma, in school completed 2nd grade;
A.J. Ellis Jr, son age 5, born Oklahoma."

The family lived in the same house in 1935.3 
Death*26 May 2010Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA4 
Burial*19 June 2010Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA4 

Citations

  1. [S291] Researcher G. W. Balkcom.
  2. [S324] Researcher M Ellis.
  3. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S324] Researcher M Ellis, son of Edwin Ellis.

George Washington Ellis

#21, b. 1 November 1901, d. 19 May 1978
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited20 May 2016
Father*Alexander C. Ellis1 b. c 1870
Mother*Minnie B. (?)1 b. c 1878

Family

Thelma Lizzie Balkcom b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 7 May 1971
Children 1.George Waydean Ellis b. 11 Jul 1922, d. 3 Jan 1971
 2.Ila Verne Ellis b. 1 Oct 1924, d. 31 May 2002
 3.Camella Faye Ellis b. 2 Feb 1927, d. 30 Jul 2000
 4.Edwin Leon Ellis+7 b. 17 May 1933, d. 26 May 2010
Birth*1 November 1901Oklahoma, USA2,3 
(Resident) Census20 January 1920(Head of Household) Alexander C. Ellis, (Resident) Minnie B. (?); Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States; "Alexander C. Ellis", age 50, head, farming own farm, parents born Alabama;
"Mimmie B. Ellis", wife age 42, parents born Georgia;
"William A. Ellis", son age 21;
"George W. Ellis", son age 18;
"Sam Ellis", son age 15;
"Clara Ellis" daughter age 13;
"Bessie Ellis", daughter age 11;
"A C Ellis", son age 3 years 6 months;
"Stella Ellis", daughter-in-law age 18.

All the children were born in Oklahoma.1 
Marriage*20 August 1921Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA3,4 
Census*16 April 1930Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; Erick township outside of Erick town, hh#188, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup Dist 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Household consisted of:
"G. W. Ellis", male age 26, age at marriage 18, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Alabama, laborer on farm, living adjacent to parents of wife Thelma. They were listed as renting a house for $8/month;
wife "Thelma Ellis" age 22, age at marriage 16, born in Texas, parents born Alabama;
son "Wadene Ellis" age 8, born Oklahoma, father born Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Alavern Ellis", age 6, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Comela Fay Ellis", age 3, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Wonda Marie Ellis", age 8 months, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas.3 
Resident: George Waydean Ellis
Resident: Ila Verne Ellis
Resident: Camella Faye Ellis
Census16 April 1940Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; South Birch Ave & Noble Ave, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "George W. Ellis, head, age 39, education 8th grade, born Oklahoma, worked 30 weeks in 1939 as laborer on a WPA program, income $300;
Thelma Ellis, wife, age 35, education 7th grade, born Texas, employed 13 weeks in 1939, laundry in home, income $26;
Waydine Ellis, son, age 16, attending school, 8th grade completed, employed as operator at movie show;
Ilaverne Ellis, daughter, age 15, in school completed 7th grade;
Camella Faye Ellis, daughter age 12, born Oklahoma, in school completed 5th grade;
Wada Marie Ellis, daughter age 10, born Oklahoma, in school completed 4th grade;
Edwin Leon Ellis, son age 8, born Oklahoma, in school completed 2nd grade;
A.J. Ellis Jr, son age 5, born Oklahoma."

The family lived in the same house in 1935.5 
Resident: Ila Verne Ellis
Resident: Edwin Leon Ellis
Resident: George Waydean Ellis
Resident: Camella Faye Ellis
Death*19 May 1978Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2,6 

Citations

  1. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index online at http://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S323] Marriage Records of Beckham County, Oklahoma, Marriage Books 4-6: http://www.rootsweb.com/~okbeckha/marriages/marr456.txt, Web - Rootsweb, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Beckham Co. Oklahoma.
  5. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, Erick Cemetery Registry at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ok/beckham/cemeteries/erickcem.txt. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, RootsWeb.
  7. [S291] Researcher G. W. Balkcom.

George Waydean Ellis1

#1955, b. 11 July 1922, d. 3 January 1971
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited22 Jun 2006
RelationshipNephew of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*George Washington Ellis b. 1 Nov 1901, d. 19 May 1978
Mother*Thelma Lizzie Balkcom2 b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 7 May 1971
Birth*11 July 1922Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; researcher gives month and day2,1 
(Resident) Census16 April 1930(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; Erick township outside of Erick town, hh#188, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup Dist 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Household consisted of:
"G. W. Ellis", male age 26, age at marriage 18, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Alabama, laborer on farm, living adjacent to parents of wife Thelma. They were listed as renting a house for $8/month;
wife "Thelma Ellis" age 22, age at marriage 16, born in Texas, parents born Alabama;
son "Wadene Ellis" age 8, born Oklahoma, father born Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Alavern Ellis", age 6, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Comela Fay Ellis", age 3, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Wonda Marie Ellis", age 8 months, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas.2 
(Resident) Census16 April 1940(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; South Birch Ave & Noble Ave, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "George W. Ellis, head, age 39, education 8th grade, born Oklahoma, worked 30 weeks in 1939 as laborer on a WPA program, income $300;
Thelma Ellis, wife, age 35, education 7th grade, born Texas, employed 13 weeks in 1939, laundry in home, income $26;
Waydine Ellis, son, age 16, attending school, 8th grade completed, employed as operator at movie show;
Ilaverne Ellis, daughter, age 15, in school completed 7th grade;
Camella Faye Ellis, daughter age 12, born Oklahoma, in school completed 5th grade;
Wada Marie Ellis, daughter age 10, born Oklahoma, in school completed 4th grade;
Edwin Leon Ellis, son age 8, born Oklahoma, in school completed 2nd grade;
A.J. Ellis Jr, son age 5, born Oklahoma."

The family lived in the same house in 1935.3 
Death*3 January 1971date from researcher4,1 

Citations

  1. [S324] Researcher M Ellis.
  2. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, Obituary of Camella Faye Ellis Henson, from a submitter to the message board on www.ancestry.com.

Ila Verne Ellis

#1951, b. 1 October 1924, d. 31 May 2002
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited22 Jun 2006
RelationshipNiece of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*George Washington Ellis b. 1 Nov 1901, d. 19 May 1978
Mother*Thelma Lizzie Balkcom b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 7 May 1971
Birth*1 October 1924Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census16 April 1930(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; Erick township outside of Erick town, hh#188, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup Dist 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Household consisted of:
"G. W. Ellis", male age 26, age at marriage 18, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Alabama, laborer on farm, living adjacent to parents of wife Thelma. They were listed as renting a house for $8/month;
wife "Thelma Ellis" age 22, age at marriage 16, born in Texas, parents born Alabama;
son "Wadene Ellis" age 8, born Oklahoma, father born Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Alavern Ellis", age 6, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Comela Fay Ellis", age 3, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Wonda Marie Ellis", age 8 months, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas.1 
Married Nameafter 1940Bullen 
(Resident) Census16 April 1940(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis, Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; South Birch Ave & Noble Ave, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "George W. Ellis, head, age 39, education 8th grade, born Oklahoma, worked 30 weeks in 1939 as laborer on a WPA program, income $300;
Thelma Ellis, wife, age 35, education 7th grade, born Texas, employed 13 weeks in 1939, laundry in home, income $26;
Waydine Ellis, son, age 16, attending school, 8th grade completed, employed as operator at movie show;
Ilaverne Ellis, daughter, age 15, in school completed 7th grade;
Camella Faye Ellis, daughter age 12, born Oklahoma, in school completed 5th grade;
Wada Marie Ellis, daughter age 10, born Oklahoma, in school completed 4th grade;
Edwin Leon Ellis, son age 8, born Oklahoma, in school completed 2nd grade;
A.J. Ellis Jr, son age 5, born Oklahoma."

The family lived in the same house in 1935.3 
Death*31 May 2002Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; month and day from second researcher4,2 

Citations

  1. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S324] Researcher M Ellis.
  3. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S291] Researcher G. W. Balkcom, personal knowledge.

Martha Elmore1

#1624, b. before 1841
Last Edited1 Jan 2002
Birth*before 1841 
Marriage*20 May 1858John N. Murphy; Henry County, Alabama, USA1 
Married Name20 May 1858Murphy1 
(Resident) Census3 June 1880John N. Murphy, AL Henry Co Census 1880; ED#84, Beat#9, Census pg 5, hh#15, Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J. N. Murphy", head, male age 47, farm laborer, born in Alabama, both parents born in Georgia;
"Martha Murphy", wife age 40, housekeeper, born in Alabama, both parents born in Georgia;
"Lenora Murphy", daughter age 15, born in Alabama, both parents born in Georgia;
"Quincy Murphy", son age 11, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Georgia;
"Lula Murphy", daughter age 3, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Georgia.

The census taker apparently got months employed wrong, he listed almost everyone on this and immediately adjacent pages as unemployed 12 months out of year. On a later page he struck out a page full of 12 month entries, leaving no entries.

The census taker appears to have got some of the birth places wrong, need to check another census to confirm.2 

Citations

  1. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County Alabama, ancestry.com image pg 5, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elizabeth Enfinger1

#1327, b. April 1850, d. February 1882
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited2 Jan 2006

Family

Curtis Brannon b. c 1854, d. 18 Aug 1896
Children 1.Jinny Brannon3 b. c 1874
 2.Lular Brannon3 b. c 1878
 3.Hightower Brannon3 b. c 1879
Birth*April 18501 
Marriage*say 1872Curtis Brannon; Dale County, Alabama, USA1,2 
Married NameBrannon1 
(Resident) Census11 June 1880Curtis Brannon, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons Township, ED#83, Roeville Beat 7, pg 25, hh#88, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"Curtis Brannon", age 24, farm laborer, born AL, parents AL;
"Elizabeth Brannon", wife age 27, born AL, father AL, mother SC, not reading/writing;
"Jinny Brannon", daughter age 6, born AL;
"Lular Brannon", daughter age 2, born AL;
"Hightower Brannon", son age 1, born AL.
Lived adjacent to brother William Brannon.3 
Death*February 1882Dale County, Alabama, USA1,2 
Burial*February 1882Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA1,4 

Citations

  1. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.
  2. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 173. Refers to source as family records from E. T. Riley; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Roeville, ancestry.com image pg 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.

Rebecca Evans1

#1992, b. before 1790, d. before 1850
Last Edited12 May 2003

Family

Daniel Murphy b. b 1785, d. c 1850
Children 1.Timothy C. Murphy1 b. c 1818
 2.Thomas Kenan Murphy1 b. 14 Mar 1820, d. 4 Jun 1899
 3.Margaret A. Murphy1 b. c 1823
Comment*daughter of James and Elizabeth Evans of Duplin County2 
Birth*before 1790guess based on marriage date1 
Marr Bond*1 April 1816Daniel Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Bondsman Wm Slone, Witness Wm Dicson, Bond #000042110. The referenced Murphy family history compilation links this Daniel to Rebecca Evans, and lists their children. This reference shows a marriage date of 1 April. However, some published index to North Carolina marriage bonds show bond dates of 1 April and at least one, referenced here, shows 16 April.1,2 
Married Name1 April 1816Murphy1 
Death*before 18501 

Citations

  1. [S249] Michael Gilbert Taylor, The Murphy Family (; Rose Hill, North Carolina: Duplin County Historical Foundation, 1983), Leora H. McEachern Library of Local History.
  2. [S106] An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives, 1741-1868, 2000, Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977., Ancestry.com.

Ella Clay Everett1,2

#1373, b. 11 November 1860, d. 17 October 1932
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited20 Feb 2016

Family

Jasper Brannon b. 12 Sep 1844, d. 25 Oct 1934
Children 1.Dollie Vester Brannon1,2 b. 2 Nov 1883
 2.Alto Sherman Brannon2 b. 22 Sep 1885, d. 2 Oct 1961
 3.Clara May Brannon2 b. 11 Sep 1888, d. 8 Feb 1957
 4.Freddie Otis Brannon2 b. 14 Mar 1891, d. 5 Jan 1953
 5.William Earnest Brannon2 b. 18 Sep 1892, d. 8 Jun 1977
 6.Herley Dewitt Brannon2 b. 9 Dec 1896, d. 6 Nov 1970
Name VariationEvarts2 
Birth*11 November 18601 
Marriage*7 September 1882Jasper Brannon; Henry County, Alabama, USA1,2 
Married NameBrannon1 
Death*17 October 1932Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
Burial*October 1932Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA1,3 

Citations

  1. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.
  2. [S430] Researcher Harold Chancey, email February 19, 2016.
  3. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.