I am researching my relatives who lived in Chambers County, Alabama from the early 1800's to late 1800's. My great grandfather is Charles McLemore Clifton, b. March 4, 1857, d. December 14, 1939, in Macon, GA. I think that his father was George Henry Clifton. The trail goes cold before him.
I do know that Charles McLemore (b.March 8, 1808, d. October 27, 1858) was a very prominent leader in Chambers County during this same period. As his name is in my g grandfather's name, I could speculate that there may be a relationship - possibly as grandfather to Charles McLemore Clifton.
I have been told that there are graves in north Chambers County with the following:
G.H. Clifton Dec 15, 1826/Dec 2, 1889 Matilda Clifton Dec 10, 1830/March 5, 1891.
Based on the dates, G. H. Clifton may be my gg grandfather and Matilda my gg grandmother. And, with pure speculation, I could guess that Matilda was the daughter of Charles McLemore and the mother of Charles McLemore Clifton. However, as Charles McLemore was so prominent, my ggf may just have been named after him with no relationship.
Does anyone know anything of this McLemore line or Clifton line? What were the names of the children of Charles McLemore?
Also, my relatives lived in Milltown (Mill Town - sp?), Alabama.They had a large farm, apparently where many families lived. I can not find Milltown on any map. It may be around LaFayette. I do know that the son of Charles McLemore, Col. J. J. McLemore, operated a flour mill which was open to families of soldiers during the Civil War. This mill may be the area of Milltown. Does anyone know where this old mill may have been located?
Finally, I need local phone numbers for further research. As I am currently living in Texas, if anyone can tell me how to contact any local records offices for LaFayette or Chambers County, I would be very appreciative.