James Lewis Blackstock

Male, #17551, (after 1910 - )
Father*Lowis Cumbie Blackstock (1888 - 1939)
Mother*Minnie Jordan (1889 - 20 Jun 1981)
Birth*after 1910 James was born after 1910. 
Marriage*after 1933 He married Mary Young after 1933. 
Residence*1981 James resided at Riverview, Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1981. 

Family

Mary Young (14 Oct 1912 - Nov 1970)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Mary Young

Female, #17552, (14 Oct 1912 - Nov 1970)
Birth*14 Oct 1912 Mary was born on 14 Oct 1912. 
Marriage*after 1933 She married James Lewis Blackstock after 1933. 
Married Nameafter 1933  As of after 1933, her married name was Blackstock. 
Death*Nov 1970 She died at Langdale (now Valley), Chambers Co., Alabama, in Nov 1970 at age 58. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama

Family

James Lewis Blackstock (after 1910 - )
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Curry Erastus Jordan

Male, #17553, (5 Apr 1883 - 25 Feb 1956)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*5 Apr 1883 Curry was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 5 Apr 1883. 
Employment* Curry's occupation: physician. 
Marriage*22 Feb 1913 He married Eunice Louise McEachern at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Feb 1913 at age 29. 
Birth of Son14 Jan 1915 His son Joseph Darrell Jordan was born on 14 Jan 1915 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Son28 Mar 1917 His son James Monroe Jordan was born on 28 Mar 1917 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 His father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 His mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Death*25 Feb 1956 He died at Sumiton, Walker Co., Alabama, on 25 Feb 1956 at age 72. 
Burial* His body was interred at Sumiton, Walker Co., Alabama

Family

Eunice Louise McEachern (6 Nov 1895 - 5 Jun 1980)
Marriage*22 Feb 1913 He married Eunice Louise McEachern at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Feb 1913 at age 29. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.

Eunice Louise McEachern

Female, #17554, (6 Nov 1895 - 5 Jun 1980)
Birth*6 Nov 1895 Eunice was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 Nov 1895. 
Employment* Eunice's occupation: teacher. 
Marriage*22 Feb 1913 She married Curry Erastus Jordan at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Feb 1913 at age 17. 
Married Name22 Feb 1913  As of 22 Feb 1913, her married name was Jordan. 
Birth of Son14 Jan 1915 Her son Joseph Darrell Jordan was born on 14 Jan 1915 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Son28 Mar 1917 Her son James Monroe Jordan was born on 28 Mar 1917 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse25 Feb 1956 Her husband Curry Erastus Jordan died on 25 Feb 1956 at Sumiton, Walker Co., Alabama
Death*5 Jun 1980 She died at Sumiton, Walker Co., Alabama, on 5 Jun 1980 at age 84. 
Burial*7 Jun 1980 Her body was interred on 7 Jun 1980 at Sumiton, Walker Co., Alabama
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source: Mrs. Eunice M. Jordan, 84 Mrs. Eunice McEachern Jordan, 84, passed away at Sumiton, Alabama, June 5, 1980. Funeral services were held at Bell Funeral Home there on Saturday p.m. with burial in the near-by cemetery. Mrs. Jordan was a native of Clay County was the widow of the late Dr. C.E. Jordan of Mellow Valley. She was a teacher here and later years taught at Sumiton until retiring age. She is survived by three sons, Darrell Jordan. Jimmy Jordan and Harry Jordan, all of the Birmingham area; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Jordan, Mellow Valley, and one half-brother and four half-sisters, a host of nieces and nephews. 

Family

Curry Erastus Jordan (5 Apr 1883 - 25 Feb 1956)
Marriage*22 Feb 1913 She married Curry Erastus Jordan at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Feb 1913 at age 17. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Willis Radford Jordan

Male, #17555, (2 Jul 1885 - 30 Apr 1967)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*2 Jul 1885 Willis was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Jul 1885. 
Marriage*12 Nov 1905 He married Maudie Lee Leftwich on 12 Nov 1905 at age 20. 
Birth of Son22 Sep 1912 His son Curry James Jordan was born on 22 Sep 1912. 
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 His father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 His mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Spouse25 Jan 1960 His wife Maudie Lee Leftwich died on 25 Jan 1960 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*30 Apr 1967 He died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 30 Apr 1967 at age 81. 
Burial* His body was interred at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Maudie Lee Leftwich (23 Dec 1890 - 25 Jan 1960)
Marriage*12 Nov 1905 He married Maudie Lee Leftwich on 12 Nov 1905 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255; tombstone: Willie R. Jordan.

Maudie Lee Leftwich

Female, #17556, (23 Dec 1890 - 25 Jan 1960)
Birth*23 Dec 1890 Maudie was born at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1890. 
Marriage*12 Nov 1905 She married Willis Radford Jordan on 12 Nov 1905 at age 14. 
Married Name12 Nov 1905  As of 12 Nov 1905, her married name was Jordan. 
Birth of Son22 Sep 1912 Her son Curry James Jordan was born on 22 Sep 1912. 
Death*25 Jan 1960 She died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Jan 1960 at age 69. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Willis Radford Jordan (2 Jul 1885 - 30 Apr 1967)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255.

Lilla Lanora Jordan

Female, #17557, (14 Sep 1887 - 26 Aug 1974)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*14 Sep 1887 Lilla was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 14 Sep 1887. 
Marriage*11 Aug 1907 She married Samuel P. Johnston on 11 Aug 1907 at age 19.1 
Married Name11 Aug 1907  As of 11 Aug 1907, her married name was Johnston. 
Birth of Son14 Feb 1909 Her son Cecil C. Johnston was born on 14 Feb 1909 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son12 May 1912 Her son Alwyn Pereana Johnston was born on 12 May 1912 at Gum Springs, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse19 Jun 1913 Her husband Samuel P. Johnston died on 19 Jun 1913 at Clay Co., Alabama
Married Namecirca 1920  As of circa 1920, her married name was Irwin. 
Marriage*circa 1920 She married David Irwin circa 1920. 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1926 Her son Milton Gay Irwin was born on 29 Nov 1926 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 Her father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 Her mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Mrs. Wynema Fargason Miller called her cousin "Nora Lilla Jordan." According to p. 255 of the Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, her tombstone reads "Nora Johnston Irwin." 
Death*26 Aug 1974 She died at Georgia on 26 Aug 1974 at age 86.3 
Burial*say 29 Aug 1974 Her body was interred say 29 Aug 1974 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.4 

Family 1

Samuel P. Johnston (2 Feb 1889 - 19 Jun 1913)
Marriage*11 Aug 1907 She married Samuel P. Johnston on 11 Aug 1907 at age 19.1 
Children

Family 2

David Irwin (circa 1884 - )
Marriage*circa 1920 She married David Irwin circa 1920. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. By Rev. T. J. Preston.
  2. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  4. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255 'Nora Johnston Irwin.'

Samuel P. Johnston

Male, #17558, (2 Feb 1889 - 19 Jun 1913)
Birth*2 Feb 1889 Samuel was born on 2 Feb 1889. 
Marriage*11 Aug 1907 He married Lilla Lanora Jordan on 11 Aug 1907 at age 18.1 
Birth of Son14 Feb 1909 His son Cecil C. Johnston was born on 14 Feb 1909 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son12 May 1912 His son Alwyn Pereana Johnston was born on 12 May 1912 at Gum Springs, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*19 Jun 1913 He died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 19 Jun 1913 at age 24. 
Burial* His body was interred at County Line Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Lilla Lanora Jordan (14 Sep 1887 - 26 Aug 1974)
Children
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. By Rev. T. J. Preston.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 121.

Etheridge Monroe Jordan

Male, #17559, (12 Feb 1891 - 28 Dec 1977)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*12 Feb 1891 Etheridge was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 12 Feb 1891. 
Marriage*11 Apr 1912 He married Etta McEachern at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 11 Apr 1912 at age 21. 
Birth of Son23 Feb 1913 His son Eustace Oden Jordan was born on 23 Feb 1913 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son13 Jul 1914 His son Lewell Cornelius Jordan was born on 13 Jul 1914 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Jan 1916 His son Rev. Charles Melvin Jordan was born on 6 Jan 1916 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Mar 1920 His son Etheridge Foy Jordan was born on 29 Mar 1920 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son10 Apr 1922 His son Jean Myron Jordan was born on 10 Apr 1922 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son17 Nov 1922 His son Jean Myron Jordan died on 17 Nov 1922.1 
Birth of Son23 Nov 1923 His son Willie Gay Jordan was born on 23 Nov 1923 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Nov 1926 His son James Max Jordan was born on 18 Nov 1926 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 His father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son18 Nov 1929 His son James Max Jordan died on 18 Nov 1929. 
Death of Son3 Dec 1934 His son Lewell Cornelius Jordan died on 3 Dec 1934. 
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 His mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Death*28 Dec 1977 He died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 Dec 1977 at age 86. 
Burial* His body was interred at County Line Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Etta McEachern (18 Oct 1893 - Jun 1984)
Marriage*11 Apr 1912 He married Etta McEachern at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 11 Apr 1912 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 124.

Etta McEachern

Female, #17560, (18 Oct 1893 - Jun 1984)
Birth*18 Oct 1893 Etta was born on 18 Oct 1893. 
Marriage*11 Apr 1912 She married Etheridge Monroe Jordan at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 11 Apr 1912 at age 18. 
Married Name11 Apr 1912  As of 11 Apr 1912, her married name was Jordan. 
Birth of Son23 Feb 1913 Her son Eustace Oden Jordan was born on 23 Feb 1913 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son13 Jul 1914 Her son Lewell Cornelius Jordan was born on 13 Jul 1914 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Jan 1916 Her son Rev. Charles Melvin Jordan was born on 6 Jan 1916 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Mar 1920 Her son Etheridge Foy Jordan was born on 29 Mar 1920 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son10 Apr 1922 Her son Jean Myron Jordan was born on 10 Apr 1922 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son17 Nov 1922 Her son Jean Myron Jordan died on 17 Nov 1922.1 
Birth of Son23 Nov 1923 Her son Willie Gay Jordan was born on 23 Nov 1923 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Nov 1926 Her son James Max Jordan was born on 18 Nov 1926 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son18 Nov 1929 Her son James Max Jordan died on 18 Nov 1929. 
Death of Son3 Dec 1934 Her son Lewell Cornelius Jordan died on 3 Dec 1934. 
Death of Spouse28 Dec 1977 Her husband Etheridge Monroe Jordan died on 28 Dec 1977 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 Dec 1982 Her son Etheridge Foy Jordan died on 16 Dec 1982 at Cragford, Clay Co., Alabama.2,3 
Death*Jun 1984 She died at Cragford, Clay Co., Alabama, in Jun 1984 at age 90. 
Burial* Her body was interred at County Line Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.4 

Family

Etheridge Monroe Jordan (12 Feb 1891 - 28 Dec 1977)
Marriage*11 Apr 1912 She married Etheridge Monroe Jordan at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 11 Apr 1912 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  4. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 124 the cemetery was surveyed in 1978 & Etta was still living.

Zenus Pereano Jordan

Male, #17561, (22 Feb 1893 - 29 Mar 1965)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*22 Feb 1893 Zenus was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Feb 1893. 
Marriage*6 Apr 1913 He married Alice Ola Stephens on 6 Apr 1913 at age 20. 
Marriage* He married Lola Mae Parker
Birth of Son12 Mar 1916 His son Borden Pereano Jordan was born on 12 Mar 1916 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Sep 1918 His son Lanneau Jordan was born on 18 Sep 1918. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1922 His son John Albert Jordan was born on 8 Oct 1922.1 
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 His father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son10 Dec 1929 His son Lanneau Jordan died on 10 Dec 1929. 
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 His mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Spouse1964 His wife Lola Mae Parker died in 1964. 
Death*29 Mar 1965 He died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 29 Mar 1965 at age 72. 
Burial* His body was interred at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.3 

Family 1

Alice Ola Stephens (30 Nov 1892 - 25 May 1980)
Marriage*6 Apr 1913 He married Alice Ola Stephens on 6 Apr 1913 at age 20. 
Children

Family 2

Lola Mae Parker (1905 - 1964)
Marriage* He married Lola Mae Parker
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  3. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255.

Alice Ola Stephens

Female, #17562, (30 Nov 1892 - 25 May 1980)
Father*Ernest Stephens (c 1862 - )
Mother*Mattie Wood (c 1866 - )
Birth*30 Nov 1892 Alice was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 30 Nov 1892. 
Employment* Alice's occupation: Southland Mfg Co. 
Marriage*6 Apr 1913 She married Zenus Pereano Jordan on 6 Apr 1913 at age 20. 
Married Name6 Apr 1913  As of 6 Apr 1913, her married name was Jordan. 
Birth of Son12 Mar 1916 Her son Borden Pereano Jordan was born on 12 Mar 1916 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Sep 1918 Her son Lanneau Jordan was born on 18 Sep 1918. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1922 Her son John Albert Jordan was born on 8 Oct 1922.1 
Death of Son10 Dec 1929 Her son Lanneau Jordan died on 10 Dec 1929. 
Death*25 May 1980 She died at Eutaw, Greene Co., Alabama, on 25 May 1980 at age 87. 
Burial*26 May 1980 Her body was interred on 26 May 1980 at Lystra Baptist Cemetery, Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama
Biography* The following obituary is from The Lineville Tribune Thursday 5 June 1980: Mrs. Alice 0. Jordan Buried May 26 Mrs. Alice Ola Jordan, 87 a resident of Eutaw, and a former resident of Clay County, passed away Sunday May 25, 1980 in a Eutaw hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, 1980 at 2 p.m. from the Lystra Baptist Church with Rev. Maynard Mooney of Alex City officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Brock Funeral Home directing. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louise May of Eutaw; three sons, Borden Pereano Jordan of Alex City, John Albert Jordan of Macon GA, and Robert S. Jordan of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Mrs. Estelle Nichols and Mrs. Ruth Gaither both of Ashland; one brother, Julian Stephens of Selma; and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Jordan, wife of the late Zebus Pereano Jordan was a native and longtime resident of Clay County. She was retired from Southland Mfg. co. and a member of Lystra Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were her three sons, a grandson, Dylan Jordan, son-in-law Enoch May, and Lynn Gaither. Funeral arrangements by Brock Funeral Home. 

Family

Zenus Pereano Jordan (22 Feb 1893 - 29 Mar 1965)
Marriage*6 Apr 1913 She married Zenus Pereano Jordan on 6 Apr 1913 at age 20. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Lola Mae Parker

Female, #17563, (1905 - 1964)
Married Name Her married name was Jordan. 
Birth*1905 Lola was born in 1905. 
Marriage* She married Zenus Pereano Jordan
Death*1964 She died in 1964. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Zenus Pereano Jordan (22 Feb 1893 - 29 Mar 1965)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255.

Bertha Talula Jordan

Female, #17564, (2 Sep 1895 - 22 Jun 1962)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*2 Sep 1895 Bertha was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1895. 
Marriage*3 Oct 1915 She married Joseph Melvin Wood at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 3 Oct 1915 at age 20. 
Married Name3 Oct 1915  As of 3 Oct 1915, her married name was Wood. 
Birth of Son12 Dec 1916 Her son Forrest Glenn Wood was born on 12 Dec 1916 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 Her father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 Sep 1928 Her son Joe Terrance Wood was born on 22 Sep 1928 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 Her mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Son6 Aug 1957 Her son Joe Terrance Wood died on 6 Aug 1957. 
Death*22 Jun 1962 She died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Jun 1962 at age 66. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Joseph Melvin Wood (12 Jul 1891 - 27 May 1969)
Marriage*3 Oct 1915 She married Joseph Melvin Wood at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 3 Oct 1915 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255.

Joseph Melvin Wood

Male, #17565, (12 Jul 1891 - 27 May 1969)
Father*S. H. Wood (c 1861 - )
Mother*Elizabeth McGill (c 1864 - )
Birth*12 Jul 1891 Joseph was born on 12 Jul 1891. 
Marriage*3 Oct 1915 He married Bertha Talula Jordan at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 3 Oct 1915 at age 24. 
Birth of Son12 Dec 1916 His son Forrest Glenn Wood was born on 12 Dec 1916 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 Sep 1928 His son Joe Terrance Wood was born on 22 Sep 1928 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son6 Aug 1957 His son Joe Terrance Wood died on 6 Aug 1957. 
Death of Spouse22 Jun 1962 His wife Bertha Talula Jordan died on 22 Jun 1962 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son20 Feb 1965 His son Forrest Glenn Wood died on 20 Feb 1965. 
Death*27 May 1969 He died at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, on 27 May 1969 at age 77. 
Burial* His body was interred at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Bertha Talula Jordan (2 Sep 1895 - 22 Jun 1962)
Marriage*3 Oct 1915 He married Bertha Talula Jordan at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 3 Oct 1915 at age 24. 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 255.

Leonard Oden Jordan

Male, #17566, (17 May 1898 - Feb 1983)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Nickname  Leonard Oden Jordan also went by the name of Boss Jordan.1 
Birth*17 May 1898 Leonard was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 May 1898. 
Marriage*12 May 1917 He married Myrtis Worthy on 12 May 1917 at age 18.1 
Birth of Son27 Apr 1922 His son Leonard Berlin Jordan was born on 27 Apr 1922 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Aug 1926 His son Charles Ray Jordan was born on 11 Aug 1926 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 His father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Nov 1928 His son Johnny Merrill Jordan was born on 11 Nov 1928 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Mar 1938 His son Glenn L. Jordan was born on 17 Mar 1938 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 His mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage* He married Surenia Gravett.1 
Death of SpouseOct 1982 His wife Surenia Gravett died in Oct 1982 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.2 
Death*Feb 1983 He died at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in Feb 1983 at age 84. 
Burial* His body was interred at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.4 

Family 1

Myrtis Worthy (20 Aug 1901 - )
Marriage*12 May 1917 He married Myrtis Worthy on 12 May 1917 at age 18.1 
Children

Family 2

Surenia Gravett (12 Dec 1903 - Oct 1982)
Marriage* He married Surenia Gravett.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  4. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.

Myrtis Worthy

Female, #17567, (20 Aug 1901 - )
Birth*20 Aug 1901 Myrtis was born on 20 Aug 1901. 
Marriage*12 May 1917 She married Leonard Oden Jordan on 12 May 1917 at age 15.1 
Married Name12 May 1917  As of 12 May 1917, her married name was Jordan. 
Birth of Son27 Apr 1922 Her son Leonard Berlin Jordan was born on 27 Apr 1922 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Aug 1926 Her son Charles Ray Jordan was born on 11 Aug 1926 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Nov 1928 Her son Johnny Merrill Jordan was born on 11 Nov 1928 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Mar 1938 Her son Glenn L. Jordan was born on 17 Mar 1938 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Leonard Oden Jordan (17 May 1898 - Feb 1983)
Marriage*12 May 1917 She married Leonard Oden Jordan on 12 May 1917 at age 15.1 
Children
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Surenia Gravett

Female, #17568, (12 Dec 1903 - Oct 1982)
Birth*12 Dec 1903 Surenia was born on 12 Dec 1903.1 
Marriage* She married Leonard Oden Jordan.2 
Married Name Her married name was Jordan. 
Death*Oct 1982 She died at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in Oct 1982 at age 78.1 

Family

Leonard Oden Jordan (17 May 1898 - Feb 1983)
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.

Fanny Imogene Jordan

Female, #17569, (5 Feb 1902 - 8 Feb 1990)
Father*James Monroe Jordan (23 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1927)
Mother*Laura Octava Miller (29 May 1861 - 28 Feb 1940)
Birth*5 Feb 1902 Fanny was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 5 Feb 1902.1 
Marriage*24 Dec 1916 She married James Lee Thompson at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 24 Dec 1916 at age 14. 
Married Name24 Dec 1916  As of 24 Dec 1916, her married name was Thompson. 
Death of Father17 Oct 1927 Her father James Monroe Jordan died on 17 Oct 1927 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Feb 1931 Her son James Lee Thompson Jr. was born on 7 Feb 1931 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother28 Feb 1940 Her mother Laura Octava Miller died on 28 Feb 1940 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Spouse21 Dec 1971 Her husband James Lee Thompson died on 21 Dec 1971 at Cragford, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*8 Feb 1990 She died at Cragford, Clay Co., Alabama, on 8 Feb 1990 at age 88.3,4 
Burial*say 10 Feb 1990 Her body was interred say 10 Feb 1990 at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.5 

Family

James Lee Thompson (17 Dec 1897 - 21 Dec 1971)
Marriage*24 Dec 1916 She married James Lee Thompson at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 24 Dec 1916 at age 14. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 254.
  2. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Lew Griffin from Elhura Kenady Smith, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  5. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 254 and Mrs. Wynema Fargason Roughton letter 15 Sep 1978.

James Lee Thompson

Male, #17570, (17 Dec 1897 - 21 Dec 1971)
Father*Robert Lee Thompson (s 1866 - )
Mother*Mary Alice English (s 1869 - )
Birth*17 Dec 1897 James was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 Dec 1897. 
Marriage*24 Dec 1916 He married Fanny Imogene Jordan at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 24 Dec 1916 at age 19. 
Birth of Son7 Feb 1931 His son James Lee Thompson Jr. was born on 7 Feb 1931 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*21 Dec 1971 He died at Cragford, Clay Co., Alabama, on 21 Dec 1971 at age 74. 
Burial* His body was interred at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Fanny Imogene Jordan (5 Feb 1902 - 8 Feb 1990)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 254.

Ila Jordan

Female, #17571, (26 Sep 1906 - 5 May 1994)
Father*Willis Radford Jordan (2 Jul 1885 - 30 Apr 1967)
Mother*Maudie Lee Leftwich (23 Dec 1890 - 25 Jan 1960)
Birth*26 Sep 1906 Ila was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 26 Sep 1906.1 
Married Name25 Dec 1928  As of 25 Dec 1928, her married name was Kenady.1 
Marriage*25 Dec 1928 She married Truman Crayton Kenady at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1928 at age 22. Photo taken in May 1929.1
Crayton & Ila (Jordan) Kenady
Death of Mother25 Jan 1960 Her mother Maudie Lee Leftwich died on 25 Jan 1960 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father30 Apr 1967 Her father Willis Radford Jordan died on 30 Apr 1967 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Biography*19 Mar 1981 Ila Jordan and T. C. Kenady have a daughter who graduated from Samford University, 29 May 1971.

The following is from The Lineville Tribune for 19 Mar 1981: Quilt Maker The very young in every generation think that anyone thirty years of age is ready for palsy lessons or is in training for thumb-twiddling tournaments; they feel very certain that time of life will never come to them. By the time the later middle years attack, these same people begin to eagerly look forward to that Promised Land of Retirement. Very often those whom society politely calls "Senior Citizens" find that retirement is not such a blessed land as promised and begin to believe that to retire from the work force means to retire from life. This is certainly not the attitude of Mrs. Ila Kenady of Mellow Valley. Here is a lady in her 70's and enjoys life as if she were an energetic 25-year-old, and she is filled with as much enthusiasm for life as a teenager. She has many hobbies, mostly making quilts since she retired from forty years of teaching, thirty-four of them in the Mellow Valley Elementary School. She likes to talk about her pupils who are now doctors, ministers, lawyers, social workers, teachers, musicians, etc. After Mr. and Mrs. Kenady retired they built a cabin and a pond on the childhood home farm of Mrs. Kenady and her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Jordan. Now they renewed their favorite hobbies. He gardens in a "giant" way and loves to divide with friends, especially the elder citizens, which displays his motto: "Love thy neighbor as thy self." She crochets and makes batting as well as making quilts. They enjoy the fireplace heat on cold winter days and are delighted to entertain many friends who visit them there. She also says she tries to keep her body and mind limber to be able to drive the three-hour trip to Scottsboro to visit daughter Elhura and husband. They contribute their health and years of 74 and 76, respectively, to: (1) Eating plenty of his fresh vegetables; (2) Eating three regular meals daily; (3) Getting required hours of sleep; (4) Being happy at their work. He boasts that he has never been under a doctor's care! But he has visited the grocer's drug counter after Mrs. Kenady diagnosed his case, "Walking Pneumonia", a few times. Her community knows she is very conscious of others' needs and reaches out in many ways to help others. 
Death*5 May 1994 She died at Marshall Co., Alabama, on 5 May 1994 at age 87
She resided continuously in Clay County until 3 months before her death in 1994.1 
Burial*say 8 May 1994 Her body was interred say 8 May 1994 at Mount Gilead Methodist Cemetery, Sikesville, Clay Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Truman Crayton Kenady (10 Sep 1904 - 28 Jan 1996)
Marriage*25 Dec 1928 She married Truman Crayton Kenady at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1928 at age 22. Photo taken in May 1929.1
Crayton & Ila (Jordan) Kenady
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2006 to Lew Griffin from Ellie Smith, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.

Truman Crayton Kenady

Male, #17572, (10 Sep 1904 - 28 Jan 1996)
Name Variation He was also known as Crayton Kenady. 
Birth*10 Sep 1904 Truman was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 10 Sep 1904.1 
Marriage*25 Dec 1928 He married Ila Jordan at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1928 at age 24. Photo taken in May 1929.1
Crayton & Ila (Jordan) Kenady
Death of Spouse5 May 1994 His wife Ila Jordan died on 5 May 1994 at Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
Death*28 Jan 1996 He died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 28 Jan 1996 at age 91.1 
Burial*say 31 Jan 1996 His body was interred say 31 Jan 1996 at Mount Gilead Methodist Cemetery, Sikesville, Clay Co., Alabama

Family

Ila Jordan (26 Sep 1906 - 5 May 1994)
Last Edited28 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written May 2006 to Lew Griffin from Ellie Smith, e-mail address.

Willie Maude Jordan

Female, #17573, (23 Oct 1908 - 8 Mar 1974)
Father*Willis Radford Jordan (2 Jul 1885 - 30 Apr 1967)
Mother*Maudie Lee Leftwich (23 Dec 1890 - 25 Jan 1960)
Birth*23 Oct 1908 Willie was born on 23 Oct 1908. 
Marriage*10 Oct 1926 She married Hollis McDaniel on 10 Oct 1926 at age 17. 
Married Name10 Oct 1926  As of 10 Oct 1926, her married name was McDaniel. 
Death of Mother25 Jan 1960 Her mother Maudie Lee Leftwich died on 25 Jan 1960 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse18 Nov 1961 Her husband Hollis McDaniel died on 18 Nov 1961 at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Father30 Apr 1967 Her father Willis Radford Jordan died on 30 Apr 1967 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*8 Mar 1974 She died at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 8 Mar 1974 at age 65.1 
Burial*say 10 Mar 1974 Her body was interred say 10 Mar 1974 at New Salem Baptist Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Hollis McDaniel (14 Nov 1904 - 18 Nov 1961)
Marriage*10 Oct 1926 She married Hollis McDaniel on 10 Oct 1926 at age 17. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.

Hollis McDaniel

Male, #17574, (14 Nov 1904 - 18 Nov 1961)
Birth*14 Nov 1904 Hollis was born on 14 Nov 1904.1 
Marriage*10 Oct 1926 He married Willie Maude Jordan on 10 Oct 1926 at age 21. 
Death*18 Nov 1961 He died at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 18 Nov 1961 at age 57.1 
Burial*say 20 Nov 1961 His body was interred say 20 Nov 1961 at New Salem Baptist Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Willie Maude Jordan (23 Oct 1908 - 8 Mar 1974)
Last Edited6 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.

Curry James Jordan

Male, #17575, (22 Sep 1912 - 10 Jan 1987)
Father*Willis Radford Jordan (2 Jul 1885 - 30 Apr 1967)
Mother*Maudie Lee Leftwich (23 Dec 1890 - 25 Jan 1960)
Birth*22 Sep 1912 Curry was born on 22 Sep 1912. 
Marriage*3 Dec 1951 He married Phyllis Eilar on 3 Dec 1951 at age 39. 
Death of Mother25 Jan 1960 His mother Maudie Lee Leftwich died on 25 Jan 1960 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Father30 Apr 1967 His father Willis Radford Jordan died on 30 Apr 1967 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama
Death*10 Jan 1987 He died on 10 Jan 1987 at age 74.1 
Burial*say 12 Jan 1987 His body was interred say 12 Jan 1987 at Mellow Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Phyllis Eilar (circa 1915 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.

Phyllis Eilar

Female, #17576, (circa 1915 - )
Birth*circa 1915 Phyllis was born circa 1915. 
Marriage*3 Dec 1951 She married Curry James Jordan on 3 Dec 1951. 
Married Name3 Dec 1951  As of 3 Dec 1951, her married name was Jordan. 

Family

Curry James Jordan (22 Sep 1912 - 10 Jan 1987)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Cecil C. Johnston

Male, #17577, (14 Feb 1909 - 10 May 1992)
Father*Samuel P. Johnston (2 Feb 1889 - 19 Jun 1913)
Mother*Lilla Lanora Jordan (14 Sep 1887 - 26 Aug 1974)
Birth*14 Feb 1909 Cecil was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 14 Feb 1909. 
Death of Father19 Jun 1913 His father Samuel P. Johnston died on 19 Jun 1913 at Clay Co., Alabama
Marriage*9 Mar 1929 He married Sue Price on 9 Mar 1929 at age 20. 
Death of Mother26 Aug 1974 His mother Lilla Lanora Jordan died on 26 Aug 1974 at Georgia.1 
Death*10 May 1992 He died on 10 May 1992 at age 83.2 

Family

Sue Price (circa 1909 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Sue Price

Female, #17578, (circa 1909 - )
Birth*circa 1909 Sue was born circa 1909. 
Marriage*9 Mar 1929 She married Cecil C. Johnston on 9 Mar 1929. 
Married Name9 Mar 1929  As of 9 Mar 1929, her married name was Johnston. 

Family

Cecil C. Johnston (14 Feb 1909 - 10 May 1992)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

David Irwin

Male, #17579, (circa 1884 - )
Birth*circa 1884 David was born circa 1884. 
Marriage*circa 1920 He married Lilla Lanora Jordan circa 1920. 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1926 His son Milton Gay Irwin was born on 29 Nov 1926 at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama

Family

Lilla Lanora Jordan (14 Sep 1887 - 26 Aug 1974)
Children
Last Edited5 Jan 2008

Alwyn Pereana Johnston

Male, #17580, (12 May 1912 - )
Father*Samuel P. Johnston (2 Feb 1889 - 19 Jun 1913)
Mother*Lilla Lanora Jordan (14 Sep 1887 - 26 Aug 1974)
Birth*12 May 1912 Alwyn was born at Gum Springs, Clay Co., Alabama, on 12 May 1912. 
Marriage*27 Jul 1933 He married Ivilyn Baker on 27 Jul 1933 at age 21. 

Family

Ivilyn Baker (circa 1912 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999