The FLOWERS Family of Dale County, Alabama


Contributed by: Mary Ann Nichols


JACOB FLOWERS OF DALE COUNTY, AL


Generation No. 1

1. JACOB FLOWERS was born 16 Feb 1803 in South Carolina, and died 22 Nov 1901 in Dale Co., AL. He married (1) FRANCES WARR, daughter of HENRY WARR. She was born 1810 in South Carolina, and died 20 Jan 1893 in St. Helena, Louisiana. He married (2) IRENIA BRADSHAW Aft. 1860.

Notes for FRANCES WARR:
Buried Grangeville Cemetery, Grangeville, Louisiana

Marriage Notes for JACOB FLOWERS and FRANCES WARR:
_MENDDivorce

Children of JACOB FLOWERS and FRANCES WARR are:
i. ISABEL FLOWERS, b. 27 Sep 1828, South Carolina; m. JOHN RENFRO.
ii. WILLIAM FLOWERS, b. 14 Feb 1831, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1861 - 1865 (Source: Delma Holcombe, Flint, TX.).

Notes for WILLIAM FLOWERS:
He died 1861/1865 in Chattanogo, TN. The cause of death was during the Civil War.

2. iii. CHARLES FLOWERS, b. 08 Jun 1833, South Carolina; d. 11 Aug 1879, Hardin Co., Texas.
3. iv. IRVIN B. FLOWERS, b. 05 Sep 1836, South Carolina.
4. v. JACOB FLOWERS, b. 12 Aug 1838, South Carolina; d. 1864, Richmond.
5. vi. FRANCES FLOWERS, b. 17 Apr 1840, South Carolina.
vii. DELANY FLOWERS, b. 01 Mar 1841, South Carolina.
6. viii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FLOWERS, b. 17 Jul 1843, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1920.
ix. SAMUEL FLOWERS, b. 26 Oct 1845, South Carolina.
7. x. ELI FLOWERS, b. 25 Feb 1848, South Carolina; d. 26 Aug 1916, Westville, Holmes, Florida.
8. xi. GEORGE JEFFERSON "JEFF" FLOWERS, b. 12 Aug 1850, Alabama; d. 29 Nov 1934, Dale Co., Al..
xii. ELIZABETH T. FLOWERS, b. 12 Apr 1858, Newton, Dale Co, Alabama; d. 02 Feb 1938, St. Helena, Louisiana; m. (1) BRASHEARS; m. (2) HENRY JEREMIAH PALMER, 08 Oct 1884, Livingston, Louisiana.


Child of JACOB FLOWERS and IRENIA BRADSHAW is:
xiii. JORDAN O. FLOWERS, d. 30 May.

Notes for JORDAN O. FLOWERS:
Unmarried
Obit: "Mr. J. O. Flowers Passes Away: Mr. J. O. Flowers, 72, passe d
away suddenly at his home, Ozark, Route 2, May 30th.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Beasley and Rev. Johnson, of
New Brockton at 2 o'clock, Ma y 31. Burial was in the Evenezer cemetery,
Holman in charge.
He is survived by one brother, Columbus Bradshaw, of Geneva County
and two nieces, Mr. G. H . Leonard and Mrs. Lula Parker of Ozark Route 1."


Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES FLOWERS was born 08 Jun 1833 in South Carolina, and died 11 Aug 1879 in Hardin Co., Texas. He married CANZADY BRACKIN 20 Mar 1854 in Alabama. She was born in Alabama.

Notes for CHARLES FLOWERS:
Charles served in Speight's Battalion in the Civil War
Charles Flowers in Hardin Co., TX in 1870
dwelling 259: Flowers, Chas 33 farmer, $150 born SC
Canzida 31 AL
Green 12 AL
Nancy 10 TX
C. M. 8 TX
W. H. 5 TX
Rufus 4 TX
Jeff 2 blind
TX
Hardin Co, TX 1880
44048 Flowers, Kanzada 46 farming
Charles M. 16
William 14
Rufus? 12
Jefferson 10
? (f) 8
Ludella 5
Laurial? 3
Cheryl White
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Children of CHARLES FLOWERS and CANZADY BRACKIN are:
9. i. MAJOR GREEN12 FLOWERS, b. 09 Oct 1857, Alabama; d. 04 Dec 1930, Angelina Co., TX.
ii. NANCY FLOWERS, b. 1860.
iii. CHARLES MASON BAILEY FLOWERS, b. 1862; m. LYDIA ELIZABETH LOFTIN.
iv. WILLIAM HARDY FLOWERS, b. 1865.
v. RUFUS FLOWERS, b. 1866.
vi. JEFFERSON "TOGUE" FLOWERS, b. 1868.
vii. LUDELLA FLOWERS, b. 1875.
viii. LAURIAL? FLOWERS, b. 1877.


3. IRVIN B. FLOWERS was born 05 Sep 1836 in South Carolina. He married JAILOTHY "LOTTIE" BRACKIN 09 Jun 1867 in Hardin Co, Texas.

Notes for IRVIN B. FLOWERS:
Erwin B. Flowers b. c. 1836 in 1870 and 80 Hardin Co, Texas censuses -
next t o Charles & family
E. B. Flowers m. Jailothy (Lottie) Brackin on June 9, 1867 in Hardin Co,
TX
1870 Hardin Co. dwelling 260:
Flowers, E.B. 3 0 farmer SC
Lottie 26 AL
Isaac 7 TX
Louise 3 TX
Elizabeth 11/12 ? TX
1880 Hardin Co, #44-52
Flowers, Ervin 44 farmer
Lottie E. 39
Issac J. 16
Louise E. 12
Andrew J. 10
William L. 8
B? F. 6
Calvin R. 5
Mary E. 2
Eliza J . 5/12
#50-54 Flowers, Major G. 22 farmer (this is Gree n
Flowers)
Elizabeth 18

Children of IRVIN FLOWERS and JAILOTHY BRACKIN are:
i. ISAAC J.12 FLOWERS, b. 1864.
ii. LOUISE E. FLOWERS, b. 1867.
iii. ANDREW J. FLOWERS, b. 1870.
iv. WILLIAM L. FLOWERS, b. 1872.
v. B. F. FLOWERS, b. 1874.
vi. CALVIN R. FLOWERS, b. 1875.
vii. MARY E. FLOWERS, b. 1878.
viii. ELIZA J. FLOWERS, b. 1880.


4. JACOB FLOWERS was born 12 Aug 1838 in South Carolina, and died 1864 in Richmond. He married SARA "SALLY" FLOWERS 1855 in Abbeville, AL, daughter of ABEL FLOWERS. She was born 02 Jan 1839 in Darlington, SC.

Notes for JACOB FLOWERS:
Died of small pox, 15th Al Infantry, Co E
enlisted at Hawridge, Dale County, A

Children of JACOB FLOWERS and SARA FLOWERS are:
i. MOLLIE12 FLOWERS.
10. ii. JASPER "JEFFY" FLOWERS.
iii. LADORA FLOWERS, b. 1860.


5. FRANCES FLOWERS was born 17 Apr 1840 in South Carolina. She married WILLIAM C. CARAWAY, son of HENRY CARAWAY and NANCY UNKNOWN. He was born 1835 in AL.

Notes for WILLIAM C. CARAWAY:
1880 Dale County, AL census on same page with Henry Caraway, age 70

William CARAWAY
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: <1832>
Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Westville, Dale, Alabama
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Frances CARAWAY
Father's birthplace: SC
Mother's birthplace: AL


Census Place: Westville, Dale, Alabama
Source: FHL Film 1254010 National Archives Film T9-0010 Page 583D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William CARAWAY Self M M W 48 AL
Occ: Farmer Fa: SC Mo: AL
Frances CARAWAY Wife F M W 30 SC
Occ: Keeps House Fa: AL Mo: AL
John CARAWAY Son M S W 17 AL
Occ: Works On Farm Fa: AL Mo: AL
Berry CARAWAY Son M S W 7 AL
Fa: AL Mo: AL
Henry CARAWAY Son M S W 2 AL
Fa: AL Mo: AL
Diddie CARAWAY Dau F S W 1 AL
Fa: AL Mo: AL
Mary EDWARDS Other F S W 3 AL
Fa: AL Mo: AL

1906 letter says Frances has two boys living

age 65 and 60 in Coffee County 1900 census, married 28 years1880 Census of Dale County, Alabama:


Children of FRANCES FLOWERS and WILLIAM CARAWAY are:
i. BERRY CARAWAY, b. 1873.

Notes for BERRY CARAWAY:
1900 Coffee County census with parents

Berry Caraway
Home in 1900: Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: 1875
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Occupation: View Image
Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama; Roll: T623 9; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 54.

ii. HENRY CARAWAY, b. 1878.
iii. DIDDIE CARAWAY, b. 1879.


6. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FLOWERS was born 17 Jul 1843 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1920. He married MARY JANE WIGGS, daughter of WIGGS and SUSAN. She was born 1843.

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FLOWERS:
Polk Co FL CSA pension applicants: Al1209 FLOWERS Benjamin J. Georgia Martha (--) 1906 08 pgs......is this him?


Loughman, Fla
Oct. 21, 1906

Mrs. Eliza Brashears

Dear Sister

I was more than please to hear from you after so many years - You are my own sister. You wher born before Ma left Father, you wher about two years old, when mother left. John Flowers was your cousin. You must write me all about mother let me know when she died, and all about yourself.
Father died about five years ago, he was 99 years old. He married again after mother left, about 12 years after Mother left, he had one child by his last wife, name Jordan. He is grown now, he is your half brother, his mother was Mrs Bradshaw. Father lived in Dale Co till he died
Issabel died in Mississippi
Charley died some 25 year or 30 year ago
Erwin he is still in Texas
Jacob he died during the war
William he died at Chattanoga during the war
Frances is in Alabama living near Jefferson his P O is Ozark Alabama
Lanie died during the war
Samuel died during the war
Ely is living at Westville Johns Co Fla
He is married and two children, girls
I have two children, girls both are married and have families. My wife Mary Jane Wiggs is still living. We are getting along very well considering we are getting old
Be sure to write and let me know all about yourself and how you are getting along

I remain Your Affectionate Brother
B. F. Flowers
Polk Co Loughman, Florida
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Loughman, Fla
Oct 31, 1906
Dear Sister with much peasure I seat myself to write you a few lines in reply to yours of Oct 14th which came safe to hand and found us as well as common well Sister when you and mother left Alabama the rest of us was in a half mile. Father moved a bout 2 days before mother left you was 2 years old when you left Alabma and I have toated you in my arms lots of times. You said you could not make out Eeli PostOffice It is Westville Fla Eli had the Lagrip and it put out one of his eyes he lives in West Fla and I live in south Fla I can't tell you how far apart we live though a long ways the last I heard of Ervin his post office was Saratoga Texas and Isabell left the same year you did she had two girls the youngest one died in Alabama they moved to Missippi but I do not know their posst office Isabell has been dead upwards of 40 years She married John Renfro me and Eli has been in Florida 35 years you wanted to know how we like Fla I can't say how Eli likes it but I llike it better than any other country was ever iin. I have been in south carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee clost to the line of Mississippi and Flas is the best poor mans country I ever was in Sister are you living with your lasst husband if you are I have nothing to say, but if you are not take your chilren and come to Fla ancer this question at oooused
Jeff and Frances are both married they both married Caraways. Jeff has got two girls and Frances has got 2 boys living I do not know her post office but Jeffs Post Office is Ozark, Ala RFD No 2. Jacob Warr and Wash Warr died in Texas the last I heard from Alfred he lived in Alabama and was Snake bit Henry Warr moved to Texas and I haven't heard from him since well sister we have 160 acres of land here and some of it is poor and some of it is as good as there is any where in the world the good land I believe will make $500.00 per acre in one year planted in the right kind of stuff properly and treated though we are getting old and not able to work much if we could work like young folks we could make a fortune and we have about 50 orange trees and half of them bearing so you see we have fruit to eat and to sell a person can sell any and everything they can rrraise though we do not raise cotton in this country well sister we raise our meat although the bear are pretty bad they catch lots of hogs but we kill a bear now and then we have not have extra cold weatheer here last winter it was not cold enought to kill sweet potatoes vines on up land I guess it gets pretty cold up there well I buess every thing is cheap up there and I guess wages are small everything as high here meat 13 cents Flour $5.00 peer bd corn 1.60 per sack and so on but the wages are high
Well sisteer I will close for this time hopeing you are in the best of health and be saying write soon I am you Brother as Ever
B. F. Flowers
Loughman, Fla


[note: Jacob Warr
Age in 1860: 41
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Hardin, Texas
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Roll: M653_1296
Page: 343
Year: 1860 and Washington Warr family is next door ]

1880 Holmes Co, FL
Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 1, Holmes, Florida; Roll: T9_128; Family History Film: 1254128; Page: 466A; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 0497. - page over from brother

1920 Census Roll: T625_229
Page: 12A
ED: 126
Image: 0024
Loughman, Osceaola Co., FL


Children of BENJAMIN FLOWERS and MARY WIGGS are:
i. SUSAN FLOWERS, b. 1869.
11. ii. GEORGIANNA VICTORIA FLOWERS, b. 1875.


7. ELI FLOWERS was born 25 Feb 1848 in South Carolina, and died 26 Aug 1916 in Westville, Holmes, Florida (Source: Delma Holcombe, Flint, TX.). He married ELIZA DARKEE WIGGS 1870 in Alabama. She was born Oct 1845 in GA, and died 29 Dec 1911 in Westville, Holmes, FL.

Notes for ELI FLOWERS:
1860 Dale Co., AL census

1880 FL census Holmes Co. mother in law lives with them, no children at home
Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 1, Holmes, Florida; Roll: T9_128; Family History Film: 1254128; Page: 465C; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 0495.

Children of ELI FLOWERS and ELIZA WIGGS are:
i. SUSAN AUSTRA FLOWERS, b. 18 Jan 1881; m. LONNIE MARION HEWETT, 08 Jun 1899, Westville, Holmes, FL.

Notes for SUSAN AUSTRA FLOWERS:
8 June 1899 married in Holmes Co., FL...listed as Susan Ann Flowers

12. ii. ROSA MAE FLOWERS, b. 13 Mar 1886; d. 11 May 1973, Holmes Co, FL.
iii. INFANT FLOWERS, b. 1888; d. 1888.


8. GEORGE JEFFERSON "JEFF" FLOWERS was born 12 Aug 1850 in Alabama, and died 29 Nov 1934 in Dale Co., Al.. He married LYDIA ANN CARAWAY, daughter of HENRY CARAWAY and NANCY UNKNOWN. She was born 20 Jun 1846 in Alabama, and died 30 Jul 1922.

Notes for GEORGE JEFFERSON "JEFF" FLOWERS:
1880 Census of Dale County, Alabama:
Census Place: Westville, Dale, Alabama
Source: FHL Film 1254010 National Archives Film T9-0010 Page 583D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace

George Jefferson (living next to Caraways)
James FLOWERS Self M M W 31 AL
Occ: Farmer Fa: AL Mo: SC
Ann FLOWERS Wife F M W 32 AL
Occ: Keeps House Fa: AL Mo: SC
Nancy FLOWERS Dau F S W 6 AL
Fa: SC Mo: SC


Children of "Jeff" FLOWERS and LYDIA CARAWAY are:
i. NANCY FRANCES FLOWERS, b. 1874; m. GUS H. LEONARD.
13. ii. LULA JANE FLOWERS, b. 15 Oct 1882, Dale Co., Al.; d. Jun 1957, Dale Co., Al..


Generation No. 3

9. MAJOR GREEN FLOWERS was born 09 Oct 1857 in Alabama, and died 04 Dec 1930 in Angelina Co., TX. He married ELIZABETH B. FREE 26 Jul 1879 in Hardin Co, Texas.

Children of MAJOR FLOWERS and ELIZABETH FREE are:
14. i. CHARLIE WILLIAM GREEN13 FLOWERS, b. 23 May 1879, Texas; d. 18 Feb 1954, Texas.
ii. FANNIE FLOWERS, b. 07 Aug 1882.
iii. SIMMIE FLOWERS, b. 17 Jan 1884.
15. iv. ELIZABETH ARMANDA FLOWERS, b. 14 Feb 1886, Angelina Co., TX; d. 12 Feb 1968, Baytown, Harris Co, TX.
v. BARNEY FLOWERS, b. 29 Dec 1887.
vi. OSCAR FLOWERS, b. 29 Dec 1889.
vii. CHARLIE ALEXANDER FLOWERS, b. 29 Jun 1891.
viii. GEORGE FLOWERS, b. 01 Jan 1893.
ix. MAZIE ELIZABETH FLOWERS, b. 13 Apr 1896.
x. RAYMON FLOWERS, b. 08 Aug 1898.
xi. RUTH ANN FLOWERS, b. 27 Jan 1902.


10. JASPER "JEFFY" FLOWERS He married ANNIE MOBLEY.

Children of JASPER FLOWERS and ANNIE MOBLEY are:
i. ADA13 FLOWERS.
ii. DANIEL FLOWERS.
iii. JAMES FLOWERS.
iv. LOU FLOWERS.
v. ROBBIE FLOWERS.
vi. CECIL FLOWERS.
vii. ALVIE FLOWERS.
viii. LONNIE FLOWERS, b. 1897.


11. GEORGIANNA VICTORIA FLOWERS was born 1875. She married BOSIER GILBERT HANCOCK.

Children of GEORGIANNA FLOWERS and BOSIER HANCOCK are:
16. i. MARY JANE13 HANCOCK, b. 03 Oct 1907; d. 22 Dec 1984.
ii. GEORGE G. HANCOCK.
iii. LUCINDA HANCOCK.
iv. OBIE HANCOCK.


12. ROSA MAE FLOWERS was born 13 Mar 1886, and died 11 May 1973 in Holmes Co, FL. She married HENRY A. MCKUHEN 02 Aug 1902 in Westville, Holmes, FL. He was born 25 Feb 1883.

More About ROSA MAE FLOWERS:
Burial: Westville

Children of ROSA FLOWERS and HENRY MCKUHEN are:
i. JOHNNIE L.13 MCKUHEN, b. 1905.
ii. VIOLA MCKUHEN, b. 1908.
iii. BEULAH MCKUHEN, b. 1911.
iv. FLETCHER MCKUHEN, b. 1915.


13. LULA JANE FLOWERS was born 15 Oct 1882 in Dale Co., Al., and died Jun 1957 in Dale Co., Al.. She married JULIUS LEMUEL "LEM" PARKER, son of JOSEPH PARKER and HANNIE MCDONALD. He was born 17 Nov 1877 in Dale Co., Al., and died 22 Apr 1957 in Dale Co., Al..

Notes for JULIUS LEMUEL "LEM" PARKER:
The Montgomery Advertiser, April 3, 1957

OZARK

PARKER, J. L., 79, of Ozark, Rt 1, died Tuesday after a long illness. The funeral will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev Q P Jones and the Rev William Snellgrove officiating. Burial will be in the church cemeery with Holman Funeral Home directing. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Ray and Lloyd Parker, both of Ozark, Rt 1; two daughters, Mrs Ray Nichols, Montgomery, and Mrs Robert Weeks, Ozark; two brothers, Dan and J W Parker, both of Ozark; a sister, Mrs T A Cumbie, Ozark, and seven grandchildren.

Children of LULA FLOWERS and JULIUS PARKER are:
i. MARY EDNA13 PARKER, b. 21 Sep 1908, Dale Co., AL; d. 1948, Tuscaloosa, AL; m. W. G. BULLARD.

Notes for MARY EDNA PARKER:
no children

17. ii. ELMER RAY PARKER, b. 28 Nov 1910, Dale Co., AL; d. 1997, Houston Co, AL.
iii. LEONARD LLOYD PARKER, b. 27 Mar 1912, Dale Co., AL; d. 02 Dec 1970.

Notes for LEONARD LLOYD PARKER:
unmarried

18. iv. EUNA JEWEL FRANCES PARKER, b. 08 Aug 1914, Ozark, Dale, Alabama; d. 09 May 2003, Montgomery, AL.
19. v. BANNIE NELL PARKER, b. 13 Oct 1917, Ozark, AL.


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