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James Albert Hulliar Estes
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1860
Fayette County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 14, 1947
Attalla
Etowah County
Alabama, USA

James Albert Hulliar Estes was the son of Cooper Bennett & Elizabeth Burton Ayers Estes. He married Johnnie Emma Richards 20 Nov 1881 Fayette Co., AL. Their children were; Mattie Elizabeth, Eunice & James Albert Estes, Jr.

He was the Dean of Bessemer bar, and a member of the law firm of Estes and Smithson. He practiced law at Bessemer beginning July 1, 1893. His Father Cooper Bennett Estes, a native of South Carolina, when a mere boy moved along with the family of his father, Nathaniel Estes to Hart Co., GA where he grew to manhood.

Cooper Bennett, his father, married Elizabeth Burton Ayers, a daughter of Jedediah Ayers, of Hart Co., GA in 1856 he moved to Fayette Co., AL where he engaged in farming until his death in 1894. On this Fayette Co. farm James Albert, being the last son of an aged father, was called upon to operate the family farm and had little or no time to attend school. He was able to attend school only about four and a half months. His father provided a small building, twenty or thirty feet from the family dwelling and furnished it with a bed, table and chair. Here in the evenings after work on the farm and with a few books, he laid the foundations of his education. At the age of sixteen he attended a community singing school and exhibited unusual acument for music. When this brief school was over he entered actively upon the role of conductor of community singings. He continued his studies in the little cottage until, at the age of twenty he became teacher of his community school. In 1884 he quit the farm and school teaching and entered the mercantile business with his older brother at Day's Gap, now Oakman, AL. He and his brother really founded the town. In 1890 they transferred their business to Bessemer, AL and with the assistance of his wife he was able to devote much of his time to the study of law. He was admitted to the bar July 1, 1893.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Cooper Bennett Estes (1813 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Burton Ayers Estes (1822 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Johnnie Emma Richards Estes (1862 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Mattie Elizabeth Estes Hanby (1882 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Jane Estes Lindsey (1840 - 1883)*
  Nathaniel Monroe Estes (1842 - 1862)*
  John Mccagie Estes (1844 - 1864)*
  Elias Cooper Estes (1847 - 1912)*
  Perthinia Elizabeth Estes Huggins (1849 - 1911)*
  Infant Daughter Estes (1851 - 1851)*
  Harriett Maxwell Estes (1852 - 1857)*
  Elizaan Webb Estes (1855 - 1857)*
  Thomas Jedediah Estes (1857 - 1926)*
  James Albert Hulliar Estes (1860 - 1947)
  Ellen Louella Estes Moore (1863 - 1941)*
  Sarah Frances Kennedy Estes Moore (1866 - 1949)*
  Mary Monica Estes Carroll (1882 - 1937)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Bessemer
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Algal
Record added: Nov 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44421046
James Albert Hulliar Estes
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