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
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
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.

Sarah Elliot1,2

#1018
Last Edited25 Feb 2018
Birthbetween 1776 and 17943 
Married Name17 November 1808Sarah Balkcom 
(Bride) Marr Bond*17 November 1808(Groom) Seth 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
Birth*circa 1870Alabama1 
Marriage*say 1894Minnie B. (?); estimated based on oldest child's birthdate (Minnie P. Ellis, age 15 in 1910 census)1 
(Head of Household) Census*20 January 1920(Resident) Minnie B. (?); Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited22 Jun 2006
RelationshipNiece of Euel E. Balkcom
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, 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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited16 Aug 2010
RelationshipNephew of Euel E. Balkcom
Birth*17 May 1933Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA1 
(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 1935.2 
Death*26 May 2010Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA3 
Burial*19 June 2010Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S324] Researcher M Ellis.
  2. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited20 May 2016
Birth*1 November 1901Oklahoma, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census20 January 1920(Head of Household) Alexander C. Ellis, (Resident) Minnie B. (?); Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "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.3 
Marriage*20 August 1921Thelma Lizzie Balkcom; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2,4 
(Head of Household) 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.2
Resident: George Waydean Ellis
Resident: Ila Verne Ellis
Resident: Camella Faye Ellis
(Head of Household) 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, USA1,6 

Citations

  1. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index, http://www.familysearch.org
  2. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham County, Oklahoma, 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 RootsWeb.

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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited22 Jun 2006
RelationshipNephew of Euel E. Balkcom
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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited22 Jun 2006
RelationshipNiece of Euel E. Balkcom
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
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
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
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.

Christopher W. Ezzell1

#2742, b. 1855
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Birth*1855Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*15 January 1879Julia A. Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Head of Household) Census*10 June 1880Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell" head, age 23, farming;
"Julia A. Ezzell" wife, age 30, housekeeping. Census page 13.
Next door neighbors were several of Julia's siblings.2 
Neighbor: Julia A. Merritt
Neighbor: Dorothy Jane Merritt
Neighbor: John W. Merritt
Neighbor: Edward Amaziah Merritt
Neighbor: Ann E. Merritt
Neighbor: Major Taylor
(Head of Household) Census15 June 1900Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell", head, age 44, Preacher, married 20 years, renting;
"Julia A. Ezzell", wife, age 51;
"Luther E. Ezzell", adopted son age 6. Census page 21.
They lived on the farm of Julia's siblings Edward, Dolly, and Nancy, probably all in the same house. A single dwelling was indicated and two families.1 
Resident: Julia A. Merritt
Resident: Luther James Ezzell
Neighbor: Edward Amaziah Merritt
Neighbor: Dorothy I. Strickland
Neighbor: Ann E. Merritt

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Magnolia Township, District 115, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Duplin County, North Carolina, Warsaw Township, District 79, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Luther James Ezzell1

#2757, b. August 1893
Last Edited1 Aug 2019
Birth*August 1893Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census15 June 1900(Head of Household) Christopher W. Ezzell; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Christopher W. Ezzell", head, age 44, Preacher, married 20 years, renting;
"Julia A. Ezzell", wife, age 51;
"Luther E. Ezzell", adopted son age 6. Census page 21.
They lived on the farm of Julia's siblings Edward, Dolly, and Nancy, probably all in the same house. A single dwelling was indicated and two families.1 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Magnolia Township, District 115, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elizabeth Missouri Felts1

#375, b. circa 1836
Last Edited31 Dec 2001
Birth*circa 1836Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*18 December 1851G. D. Mathews; Crawford County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Married NameMathews1 
Cen-Enum*11 July 1860GA Crawford Co Census 1860; Beasleys District, Hickory Grove P.O., Crawford County, Georgia, USA; a 24 year old female, born in Georgia, living with husband and two children.1 
Witness: G. D. Mathews

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Crawford County, Georgia, page 931., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S143] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Crawford County Georgia Marriage Records 1823-1953 (10166 Clairmont Dr; St Louis, MO 63136: n.pub., 1985). Hereinafter cited as Marriages Crawford Co GA 1823-1853.

John Fondren1

#1625
Last Edited13 Dec 2001
Marriage*6 December 1860Rebecca Galloway; Henry County, Alabama, USA1 

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.

Zela Naomi Franks

#5, b. 23 May 1908, d. 18 January 1995
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited26 Jul 2016
Birth*23 May 1908Wideman, Izard County, Arkansas, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*19 April 1910AR Izard Co Census 1910; Wiseman Road, page 44, dwelling #48, Newhope Township, Izard County, Arkansas, USA; 1 yr, 10 months, born in AR, parents born in AR 
Misc*circa 1925Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; photographs
Misccirca 1926Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; photograph 
Married Name24 December 1926Balkcom 
Marriage*24 December 1926Euel E. Balkcom; Methodist Episcopal Church South, Texola, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "Earl E. Balkcom" age 23 of Erick, to Miss Zela Franks age 18 of Shamrock, Texas, minister J. W. Martin. Witnesses Zula Flowers and Wilmer Campbell of Erick.3
Census4 April 1930(Head of Household) Euel E. Balkcom; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Census information furnished by Zela.
"Euel E. Balkcom", male age 26, living on a farm, born in Texas, parents born in Alabama, occupation farmer;
"Zela Balkcom", wife age 22, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas;
"Robert L. Balkcom", son age 2 years 6 months.4
Resident: Robert Loren Balkcom
Misccirca 1937photograph 
Census*9 April 1940(Head of Household) Euel E. Balkcom; South Pine Avenue, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "Euel E. Balkcom, head, age 36, renting, monthly rental $10, lived in Erick on April 1, 1935, employed as truck driver state highway dept all 1939, income in 1939 $1200, worked 60 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940, completed 8th grade of school;
Zela N. Balkcom, wife (marked as supplying census information), age 31, completed 3 years high school;
Robert R. Balkcom, son, age 12, attending school, completed 5th grade;
Donald R. Balkcom, son, age 8, attending school, completed 2nd grade;
K. Paul Balkcom, son, age 7 months."

No house number was listed. From the sequence of other house numbers the Balkcom house may have been 224 or 226. Other sources say the house was on the corner of Pine Avenue and Third St.5
Resident: Robert Loren Balkcom
Resident: Kenneth Paul Balkcom
Misccirca 1941Euel E. Balkcom; Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; family photograph
Misccirca 1952Euel E. Balkcom; Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; family photograph
Misccirca 1965Lake Tahoe, California, USA; photograph
Misccirca 1980Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; photograph
(Witness) Death1 October 1981Euel E. Balkcom; Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA6,7 
Death*18 January 1995405 N 3rd St, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA8,9 
Burial*21 January 1995Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 
Obituary26 January 1995Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA10

Citations

  1. [S10] Birth Certificate , son Gerald.
  2. [S212] Zela Naomi Franks, Birth Certificate (2-12-70), Jerry Balkcom, held in files.
  3. [S213] Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage, 24 Dec 1926, Courthouse Beckham Co, OK, Beckham County Courthouse, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA.
  4. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Richland Township, hh38, Enum District 5-18, Sup District 8, image 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S291] Researcher G. W. Balkcom, personal knowledge.
  7. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index, http://www.familysearch.org
  8. [S211] Zela Balkcom, unknown record type 384 (January 18, 1995), Jerry Balkcom, held in files. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  9. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, memorial brochures from funeral.
  10. [S385] Newspaper The Sayre Journal, (Sayre, Oklahoma:, Zela Balkcom Obituary, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA.

Abraham Galloway1

#1821, b. before 1755, d. after 1820
Last Edited23 Nov 2018
Birth*before 17551800 census identifies him as over 451,2 
(Witness) NoteJames Galloway; Probable children of James Galloway #1707 are Abraham Galloway #1821 on this site, James Galloway #1700, Absalom Galloway #1697. Listed as so on this site, not confirmed. 
My ResearchNote*Eleazer Galloway; South Carolina, USA; Abraham Galloway #1821 has, based on paper records, seemed the best candidate for father of Eleazer Galloway because he is shown to have been in Camden and Cheraws Districts before 1790 and he is of the the Galloway family that had substantial land around Lynches Creek. One source alleges that Eleazer was from the Lynches Creek area. In the 1800 census Abraham had a male age 16-25 in the household, in the range for Eleazer although Eleazer's birth date is uncertain. 
Military*say 1780American Revolution, South Carolina Militia, Camden District, South Carolina, USA; service dates not named, reference payment in 1787 for prior military service. One researcher cites also a payment in January 1785.3 
Note*Probable children of Abraham Galloway #1821 are Abraham Galloway #1912 on this site, Eleazer Galloway #1312, and William Galloway #1442. I have not found the paper records to confirm this family and have not found confirmation by other researchers. However, dna tests match my family (descendants of Eleazer Galloway) with a descendant of Abraham Galloway #1912, called Abraham Galloway Jr. in most public trees. If this Abraham is the son of Abraham #1821 then the strong implication is that Eleazer and Abraham Jr. are brothers and that Abraham #1821 is their father, mother unknown. 
Witness: Abraham Galloway
Witness: William Galloway
Witness: Eleazer Galloway
Land Grant*20 September 1784Big Cypress Creek, Cheraws District, South Carolina, USA; Land Transaction: "I have caused to be admeasured and laid out unto Abraham Galloway a tract of land containing four hundred acres situate in the District of Cheraws on the Big Cypress and hath such form and marks buttings and boundings as the above plat represents.

Certified for the 20th day September 1784
Elias DuBose D.S & Ephraim Mitchell Surveyor General"

The Big Cypress is in another source Big Cypress Creek.4 
Land Grant10 November 1785Lynches Creek, Camden District, South Carolina, USA; Land transaction: "I have caused to be admeasured and laid out unto Abraham Galloway a tract of land containing three hundred acres situate in the District of Camden on the SE side of Lynches Creek and waters thereof and hath such form and marks buttings and boundings as the above plat represents."

Researcher Nelda Martin on Rootsweb in her Hutto-Martin tree (2002) states that this land was across the creek from James Galloway, presumably William's father.

Certified for the 10th day of November 1785
Elias DuBose D.S. & Ephraim Mitchell Surveyor General"

The reference has a transcription of the land plat. It shows vacant land on all sides.5 
Misc*24 January 1787Camden District, South Carolina, USA; paid at Camden for prior unidentified South Carolina militia service in Revolutionary War6 
Event*1 September 1791Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA; Abraham Galaway appeared on a Kershaw County petition to the Court of Kershaw County for a road leading from McCullums Ferry on Lynches Creek to Camden, "which road would be of great utility not only for travelers and your petitioners to Camden but is the most usual and direct way from said ferry to the seat of government."7 
Cen-Head*1800SC Sumter Co Census 1800; Sumter County, South Carolina, USA; "Abraham Galloway", male age 45 or older, with female age 26-44, males - 2 u10, 2 10-15, 1 16-25 (possibly Eleazer), females 1 u10, 1 10-15.2 
Land*26 February 1803Darlington County, South Carolina, USA; research notes cite a land sale from Wm Balk to Rigdon Balk, referring to the land as part of the 400 acre Abraham Galloway land grant of April 3, 1786. Note that Absalom Galloway had a substantial land grant in the same year.8 
Land*1 February 1808Thomas Galloway; Lynches Creek, Sumter District, South Carolina, USA; *appeared on a land plat of 800 acres for George Gideon and Alexander Gage, shown as owning adjacent land|| The land was at the confluence of Mill Creek, Lynches Creek, and Stump Branch. Thomas' land was on Stump Branch and appears to have abutted Lynches Creek. Land owned by Singleton was adjacent, then adjacent was Abraham's land. Other landowners named were Jacob Brown and John OGuire9
Cen-Head*1810SC Sumter Co Census 1810; Sumter County, South Carolina, USA; "Abrom Gallaway", age over 45, with female 45+, 2 males 16-25, 2 females u10, 2 females 16-25. Adjacent were Wm Galloway and Levy Gallaway families.10 
Cen-Head*1820SC Sumter Co Census 1820; Sumter County, South Carolina, USA; male age 45+, female 45+, with females - 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 2 26-44.11 
Death*after 1820counted in 1820 census, then not found12 

Citations

  1. [S179] Researcher T M Clayton, www.familysearch.org, Family History Library.
  2. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Sumter County, SC pg 809, image pg 19, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S286] Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution in South Carolina, Frames 390-394, #2642A; Microfilm #RW2734; Reel 50: 1775-1856, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
  4. [S231] South Carolina State Land Plats, Vol 1 pg 384, online at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov, from the John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection - Hartsville Genealogical Library, SC, Microfilm Series S213190, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  5. [S231] South Carolina State Land Plats, Vol 12 pg 40, Microfilm Series S213190, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  6. [S286] Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution in South Carolina, Frrames 390-394, #2642A; Microfilm #RW2734; Reel 50: 1775-1856, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
  7. [S281] The Darlington Flag - Quarterly Publication of the Old Darlington District Chapter, SC Genealogical Society, (Hartsville Genealogical Research Library:, Volume 28, Summer 2016, Number 3; Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, 114 South Fourth Street, Hartsville, South Carolina, USA.
  8. [S255] Researcher unknown compiler, Research notes at the Darlington County Historical Commission in Darlington, SC, Jerry Balkcom.
  9. [S231] South Carolina State Land Plats, State Plat Books (Columbia Series), 1784-1860, microfilm series S2131920, Vol 41 pg 233, Microfilm Series S213190, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  10. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Sumter Co, SC film pg 346, stamp pg 205, image pg 1, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  11. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Sumter Co, SC image pg 21, Maryland Historical Society.
  12. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820.