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Donnie Shackelford (#46524222)
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DeWitt Ellis, Brantley Cemetary, Crenshaw County, AL
Thanks so much for the work you have done. Much appreciated. My great-grandfather was DeWitt Ellis. I was thrown off course when you listed his mother as Mary Jane White. She was the second wife of Benjamin Franklin Ellis and no relation to my line. DeWitt's mother was Martha Prince Ella Warren, the first wife of Benjamin Ellis. My grandmother's name was Ella Mae Ellis. She was the second child out of 11 of DeWitt Ellis and Fannie Bell Lindsey Ellis. Thanks!
Carolyn Henry Rader, Decatur, GA, 678-576-2857
Added by Carolyn on Apr 06, 2014 8:26 AM
Bonni Stoddard
Robert L. Beck
You have MY families info. wrong. I wonder where you are getting your info. on "CHEROKEES'" Of Alabama!!! Becks' of Alabama are CHEROKEE BLOOD!!!
His parents ARE NOT JAMES J. "DEE" SR. and VELMA BECK. James Charles Beck is NOT James Charlie Beck!! Charlie is a nick name!!! He is NOT Robert's Grandfather!! You REALLY need to have accurate records!!
Please remove this info.!!
I am related to ALL the Cherokee Becks' of Alabama!
Added by Bonni Stoddard on Feb 17, 2014 12:49 AM
Paula J
James Edward Shackelford
It appears you have duplicated my memorial and posted my photo without my permission. This is very much frowned upon by the Find A Grave administrators. I would have gladly added the information (giving you full credit) if you had only asked. I am respectively requesting that you not only delete my photo but delete your memorial, as well. If you would like, I will add the bio to mine. I know you do good work for this site. Thank you for considering my requests.

Created by: Paula J
Record added: May 08, 2004
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Created by: Donnie Shackelford
Record added: Sep 09, 2006
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Added by Paula J on Sep 03, 2013 3:58 AM
peggy chesteen caylor
annie odom clark
Hey Donnie ! Can you put annie Odom Clark s parents on her grave site in Kimbro Cemetery? The number that connects her to her mother is ---37765670 Jane E Taylor Odom ...Thanks !!! Peggy
Added by peggy chesteen caylor on Sep 02, 2013 6:15 AM
bonner line
Have you joined a lineage society via your relationship to John Thomas Bonner? His sister Sarah is my direct ancestor. I am already in the DAR but wanted to also connect with Colonel Thomas Bonner.

Danelia Chappell
Added by Danelia on May 19, 2013 8:59 PM
Lynn Turner
Dora Carnes 16300651
Hi Donnie, I think you have the wrong parents for Eudora Haygood Carnes, wife of Lonnie. I have her father as John Henry Haygood and her mom as Mary Ann Elizabeth Williamson. Those are the parents listed on her Alabama Death and Burials record and the ones I had in my tree.
Keep up the good work. I appreciate all you do. Lynn Turner
Added by Lynn Turner on Apr 19, 2013 5:39 PM
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Added by Saponi on Mar 20, 2013 4:52 AM
Well got alil more info

That is 1830 Carroll county census...

Scroll all the way down and the last two colums is Cherokee indians.

Benjamin Johnson is listed as a Cherokee indian in Carrol county, Ga

This would be part of the Sandtown Village people.

two names down you will see Jesse Smith.

Jesse Smith never left Carroll county.


A list of Emigrants from Georgia.

A list of Emigrants from the Cherokee Nation in Georgia to the Cherokee Nation West of the Mississippi for whom improvements have been valued with the amount of the valuation, the amount to be paid thereon at the Agency East by way of extinguishing debts acknowledged to be just as well as the amount to be paid at the Agency West respectively affixed to their names under appropriate heads.

48. Jesse Smith Still in the Nation East by rcd no bounty


So I would say it would be a good guess in saying that Benjamin Johnson is part of your family.
Added by Saponi on Mar 20, 2013 4:46 AM
More on the Cherokee johnsons
Near as I ever know, I was born in the year of 1850, away back in the hills east of Tahlequah; the Cherokee folks called it the Flint District and old master Ben Johnson lived somewheres about ten miles east of the big Indian town, Tahlequah. Never did know just where his farm was, and when the new towns of the country spring up it make it that much harder for me to figure out just where he lived and where at I was born.

Benjamin Johnson was Cherokee born in Georgia around 1799.

in the book
Some Records of the Western Cherokee Treaty, 1828
By Larry S. Watson, Editor & Indexe

You'll find Benjamin Johnson listed next to the Petit, Crittenden, post, parris, bolling, phillips, Adair, wright, ward, woodall, daughtry, ledbetter, harris, morgan, terrell, etc

All of the same surnames associated with 1820-1840 Carroll county. Names like Post and Crittenden was removed from Carroll county, Ga in 1838/1839 and taken to Oaklahoma.
Added by Saponi on Mar 20, 2013 4:39 AM
Susan Johnson (daughter of Bigby Johnson)1743, 1744, 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748, 1749, 1750, 1751, 1752 was born 1776 in Greene County, GA1753, and died WFT Est. 1809-18601754, 1755, 1756, 1757. She married Zadock Bonner, Sr. on 1797 in Greene County, GA1758, son of Thomas Bonner, Jr. and Margaret Jones.

The 1776 time frame of Green county would of still had muscogee wondering around.

I've seen the name Johnson associated with people removed to indian territory in the 1830's.

The names of Cherokees who have with their families emigrated to the West since the first of July 1833. Showing the ammount at which their abandoned improvements were valued.
To R M Johnson 150.00

Georgia Cherokee Census

Johnson - 2

Johnson - 4


CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: AR COUNTY: Indian Lands DIVISION: "Cherokee, Sequaha" REEL NO: M653-52 PAGE NO: 1190
REFERENCE: Enumerated by H. L. Smith

7 430 430 JOHNSON Benjn. 61 M w Farmer Georgia

Added by Saponi on Mar 20, 2013 4:23 AM
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