My family tree has
nearly 17,000 members so one can certainly get lost in the midst of
the many names involved but the searchbox will help locate almost
any name or location that I have researched..
I managed to locate
my dad's parents Luella Coonfield and Frank Delbert Cochran on a few
census images, the one in 1930 included my daddy at age 3 and then
the four great grandparents were also traced back a ways. Frank
Delbert's parents were Clora Jane Miller, a pipe smoker who could
read the ashes and Jacob Benjamin Cochran, a Civil War Vet who had
moved his family to Kansas in 1882 from Iowa..
parents were Lattie Cedonia Little born in Kentucky and Benjamin
Wallace Coonfield of Indiana, but his parents had migrated to
Arkansas many years before..
I had found that Jacob Cochran
was born in 1822 Ohio to parents from Pennsylvania, Martha Henderson
and William Cochran, a son of Alexander. Apparently William and
Alexander were the only two Cochrans in Guernsey Ohio at that time.
Clora Jane's parents were Mary Clara Parker and James Madison Miller
of Illinois, while Mary's father was a Doctor Wanton Horatio Parker,
so the story is told that Mary would help the Indians with medicine
Benjamin's family of Indiana were Benjamin Wylie
Coonfield, another Civil War Vet and Martha Frances Young and the
photos of this family indicate they mixed. The Youngs and Coonfields
go way back into 1800 Kentucky.
Lattie Little's parents were
Mary Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, a Civil War Vet, both
having family in early Kentucky history books, pages I have copied
into my webpages. Catherine's parents were Nancy Catherine Roby,
(daughter of Reason Roby) and Abraham Crigler. John's parents were
Catherine G. Wright ( daughter of Catherine Weatherford) and Doctor
Hiram Lucius Little.
Hiram's parents were Betsy Douglass and
Jonas Little who were married in 1798 Union County South Carolina.
Hiram was widowed young and moved to Texas with a very young teen
bride ( 14 !! ) and started a new family in Bosque
Most of these families also had a great grandfather
who served in the American Revolution.
My mother's side was a
little difficult to trace at first, since she was orphaned at age 4,
but it soon came to light. Her parents were Alice Emma McClain and
Cecil Earl Fenn Carter but he did not use the name Fenn, since his
mother Anna Lou Stone had remarried a few times. Cecil's death
certificate was signed by his brother Emmett Marvin Fenn who added
the parents names of Annie Stone and William Franklin Fenn, so I
ordered William's death certificate and found his parents were Emily
Harrell and John F. Fenn of Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, and
census records show they were born in Georgia in 1829.
Stone's family also came out of Georgia into Macon, Alabama on the
1850 census, Augustus Marvin Fenn and Mary Ann
Parents of Alice McClain were Lorena Emma Bozeman
born 1890 Ramer, Alabama and Charles Allen McClain born 1886 Ramer.
His parents were Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain, a
Civil War Vet, but I never found a marriage record. Elizabeth's
parents were Mary Susan Stephens and Abner Broadway. Lorena's
parents were Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman of Ramer,
Alabama. Elizabeth Broadway had a sister, Rebecca Lou Broadway who
married Clopton Gibson and had a son named Jason
Jason Gibson married Lorena's sister Ethel Mae
Bozeman, and had a daughter named Ruby Gibson.
When I talked
with Ruby and her sister Peggy, on the phone years ago, she told me
that Charlie McClain and Jason Gibson had talked about being first
cousins so this gives a better confirmation to this research.
When I began researching my husband's family tree, his
cousin Clarence helped out a lot, sending old photos and letters.
Clarence had studied a cemetery in Hope Hull where one of their
grandfathers was buried but it was also on property once owned by my
My husband's parents were Mary Ella
Thornton and James Edgar Brooks, Jr. Mary's parents were Bessie Mae
Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Milton's parents were Mary Angeline
Partridge and Charles Thornton of Georgia. Bessie's parents were
Ella Olivia Baxley and L. Wesley Hood of Holtville Alabama and
Ella's mother was a Holt. The parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper
and James Edgar Brooks of Montgomery. Susie's parents were Sarah
Elizabeth Carter and Levi Benjamin Cooper of Hope Hull, Alabama.
Sarah's parents were Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia and
Thomas Randolph Carter, a Civil War Vet, but he had been widowed
from his first marriage to Lacy Jane Bozeman. Parents of Levi were
Sarah F. Lee and Charner P. Cooper, both from Chambers County
Alabama until he moved after serving in the Civil
Parents of James Brooks came from Tennessee, Annie Clark
Ballard and John E. Brooks. John's parents were Roxanna Permilia
Smith and John Brooks. Parents of Annie were Dora Craig and James C.
Ballard, all with rich Tennessee History of the early 1800s.
All of these families are linked within this webpage
where I have a little study on each of them and on this
page and for a much longer list of documents
that I have collected click
here and the memorial I made for my husband is
My children and my sister.
mother in law
My dad's sisters and cousin Stanley.
and Bozeman cousins in Montgomery AL
My cousin Jimmy Ray
My cousin Wayne Bozeman who is married to my husband's
My cousins Dick
cousin Glenda Baxley
Clarence who introduced me to Hope Hull and his article in Alabama
Cemetery Preservation and their cousin D.J. Smith who has the nice
webpage on Rootsweb.
And many more who corresponded by email
when they viewed my family tree