|Birth: ||Oct., 1835|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1909|
Emily C. Duncan Echols Alvis was a daughter of George S. Duncan and his wife Elizabeth Johnson. Emily first married William J. Echols on August 7, 1852 in Coweta County, Georgia. Wiliam and Emily removed to Arkansas about 1858-1859 but returned to Georgia sometime prior to 1861 when William enlisted in Company A, 1st Volunteers Infantry Regiment Georgia on 18 Mar 1861. William died in October 1863 in Georgia. Emily and William had four children, Alice, Pierce (Pearce), George and Elijah. After the war Emily moved with Duncan relatives to the Morris county area of Texas. By 1870 Emily had moved back to Coweta County and is listed on the census of Carroll County, Georgia with her children, Alice, George and Elijah living her mother and father.
After hearing about land that could be entered in then Winston County, Alabama sometime in the early 1870's Emily emigrated to Cullman (then Winston) County, Alabama. By 1880 she had accumulated a fair farm with over 21 acres of tilled land, seven acres of Indian corn, six acres of wheat, four acres of cotton, and one acre of sorghum. She received a land patent for 160 acres in August 1890. In 1887 she had applied for a Confederate Widow's pension for William Echols service but was not authorized the pension.
She married Henry S. Alvis on Jun 8, 1891. Henry was veteran of an Union Regiment (1st Alabama Cavalry) during the Civil War. She and Henry reared two of the youngest of Henry's grandchildren, Martha Ann and Emily JoAnn.
After Henry's death in in Lawrence County, Tennessee in October 1894, Emily applied for and was authorized a Widow's Pension based on Henry service during the war. Henry Alvis is buried at Knob Creek Cemetery in Lawrence County, Tennessee in an unmarked grave. Emily and three of her children, Alice C. Echols, George and wife Mary Jane Justice Echols, and Elijah and wife Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Vickery are all buried at Emeus.
Henry S. Alvis (1820 - 1894)*
Alice C. Echols (1854 - 1917)*
Wife of Henry Alvis
Maintained by: Rick Hudson
Originally Created by: Lisa Moore Parker
Record added: Jun 21, 2004
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