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Genealogy

Skipper family descendants of South Alabama are of English Ancestry

This writer learned recently that County Singer Hank Williams had Skipper ancestry. His ancestors resided in the Georgiana area of Butler County, Ala., and that ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, December 18, 2020 3:49 pm

Genealogy

Bradley descendants prosper in Conecuh and surrounding Counties

Members of the Bradley family which settled in Conecuh and Covington Counties were introduced, and some of their descendants were reviewed in last week’s column. ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, December 11, 2020 3:48 pm

Genealogy

Bradley ancestors settle early in Conecuh and Covington Counties

The Bradley family name has been one of significance in Covington County, Ala., about as long as it has existed. Members of the Bradley family ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, December 4, 2020 5:50 pm

Genealogy

Gaston family descendants arrived in South Alabama in early 1820s

The Gaston family of Conecuh County, Ala. and surrounding counties was of Scottish descent. The earliest ancestor identified by this writer is John Gaston who ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:46 pm

Genealogy

Matthew E. Brunson family moves to Covington County in 1900

In the past few weeks, the genealogy of the Brunson family has been reviewed, especially as residents of neighboring Coffee County. Today’s story will bring ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, November 13, 2020 9:54 pm

Genealogy

Brunson descendants excel in business and community leadership

Matthew Eugene Brunson II or Jr., the son of Matthew Eugene Brunson Sr., was born in 1844 after the family moved to East Alabama. Some ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, November 6, 2020 10:28 pm

Genealogy

John Franklin Brunson Sr. and sons were leaders in business and community

In last week’s column, the family of Matthew Eugene Brunson and Sarah Blanchard was introduced and covered down to his youngest son, John Franklin Brunson. ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Monday, November 2, 2020 10:35 am

Genealogy

Brunson ancestors of Coffee County immigrated from England in 1633

Today’s writing will be an expansion and earlier genealogy of the Brunson family of Covington and Coffee Counties which was featured years earlier. According to ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 pm

Genealogy

Peak/Peek descendants immigrated from England to South Alabama

Some time earlier, the Peek family of Covington County, Ala., was featured in this column. The ancestor, Robert Peek, born circa 1715 and his descendants ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:50 pm

Genealogy

McCreary family celebrates proud heritage at annual “picnic”

The family and lineage of Elijah McCreary of Conecuh County, Ala., was featured in last week’s column. More genealogy of this McCreary family will be ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 9, 2020 7:27 pm

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