This quilt was my Aunt Anna WORRELL's "friendship" quilt. I do not know who actually crocheted all those names. It could have been Aunt Anna or her sister Aunt Sarah or both. In any event Aunt Anna (1882-1967) or Aunt Sarah (1880-1954) made the quilt sometime during their lifetimes. They lived in both Perry and Bibb County AL, often going to take care of relatives for periods of time and the quilt represents friends and family from both counties.
I can identify some of the people:
Ursula CURLEE WORRELL was born in Coosa County, AL 14 Feb 1879.She was the wife of my first cousin once removed, Columbus "Lum" Washington WORRELL.
> (1) Ora AVERETT (2) Celes WORRELL, my mother Celeste HOLIFIELD JENKINS WORRELL (3) Emma Lee SULLIVAN (4) Josie COLEY, my first cousin, Josie JACKSON COLEY wife of Thomas Bernis COLEY and daughter of Aunt Lona WORRELL and Carlos JACKSON son of Willis Bud Filmore JACKSON SR. > (5) Sara YOUNG (6) Mittie KINARD (7) Ethel WORRELLS, Ethel HUGHEY (HUEY)wife of Uncle "Nap" Napolion WORRELL daughter of Richard A. HUGHEY (8) Clara EDMUNDS > (9) Jean EDMUNDS (10) Ellie INGRAM (My wild guess is that this is Ellie Vonnie TAYLOR INGRAM. If anyone knows different, let me know. (11) May WLLS, my first cousin, Laura Mae WORRELL wife of Frances Herbert WELLS and daughter of Uncle Benjamin and Aunt Laura JACKSON WORRELL (12) Etta JAMES (13) > Mavis WORRELL, my Aunt Mavis SESSIONS wife of Uncle William Wesley Jones WORRELL (14) Altha BURT (My guess is that this is Verna Altha TAYLOR wife of Leonard BURT) (15) Maggie Lou WORRELL (My guess is that this is Maggie Lou JAMES, wife of my second cousin Freeman WORRELL. Freeman was son of Columbus and Sula CURLEE WORRELL) (16) Gladys > MITCHELL (17) Virgie CADDIS, Virgie STEWART (STUART?) was wife of Oscar Pearson CADDIS and daughter of Jehy STEWART (STUART) (18) Hazel JACKSON, Hazel MERITA JACKSON wife of Albert JACKSON, Aunt Lona's son. (19) Alpha HARRIS (20) > Julia YOUNG (21) Maggie WOOLEY (I'm not sure but this might be Margaret LENORE the wife of Basil WOOLEY Jr?) (22) Alberta SPIVY (23) Ida JAMES (24) > Etha PILGREEN (25) Alice THOMPSON > > (26) Martilla TAYLOR is Martilla Elizabeth KINARD wife of Elijah M. TAYLOR (27) Mary BAMBERG (28) Adella GOODSON (Could she be related to the HAMM family?) (29) Laura > WORRELL, my Aunt Laura JACKSON WORRELL. She was a sister to Carlos JACKSON who was married to Aunt Lona WORRELL. I grew up confusing the two. (30) Tildie SCARBPROUGH (31) Anna WORRELL, my Aunt Anna daughter of Daniel Webster WORRELL and Josephine JOHNSON (32) Agnes McCRAW (33) > Sylvia YOUNG (34) Margret BARNETT (I have two Margaret BARNETTS in my file but I believe this is probably Margarette WORRELL BARNETT the daughter of Uncle Nap. The other Margarett BARNETT I have in my file is Margarett BARNETT NICHOLS)(35) Monnie NICHOLS. (This might be Minnie NICHOLS daughter of George Marlow NICHOLS and Lila (Lillie) LAGRONE?) (36) LaJuna BAMBERG (Could be related to the DUNKIN family?) > (37) Gladys HARRIS (38) Lois PILGREEN (39) Kirtis MARTIN (40) Anna JONES > (41) Lula May CADDIS, daughter of Oscar Pearson CADDIS and Virgie STEWART (42) Vieva (maybe Viena) NICHOLS (Perhaps this is Pearl V. NICHOLS daughter of Sample NICHOLS and Jenny STEWART?) (43) Josephine > WORRELL, my grandmother Josephine JOHNSON WORRELL (44) Evelyn NICHOLS (Wild guess is Evelyn CROCKER NICHOLS(45) Jessie SCARBOROUGH (46) Cathrine WYATT > (47) Letha May WORRELL, my first cousin (48) Ruth MITCHELL (Could be Ruth MITCHELL daughter of Joseph MITCHELL?)(49) Sarah WORRELL, my Aunt Sarah (50)Nanett > WORRELL (me, Nannette WORRELL. This helps date the quilt as after my birthdate which was May 1942) > > (51) Bettie Jean WORRELL, my first cousin (52) Cathrine JACKSON, Aunt Lona's granddaughter (53) Jinnie Linn WORRELL, my first cousin > (54) Paralee NICHOLS, Paralee FERGUSON NICHOLS, daughter-in-law of George Marlowe NICHOLS and Lila LaGRONE (55) Myril WYATT (56) Virginia GIBSON (57) Martha > PILGREEN (58) Tempie EVERETT (59) Pearl ELAM (Perhaps Pearl HOLLEY wife of Harvey ELAM?)(60) Jessie McCRAW, I think this is the wife of Michael N. MCCRAW.Michael's sister, "Bettie" had been married to Andrew Jackson WORRELL who I believe to have been son of Wesley J WORRELL and eithe Samantha SMITH (aka MOON) or Mary Polly BROWN NICHOLS WORRELL > > (61) Mary FITTS (62) Rosa BURT (probably Rosa Belle WOOLLEY daughter in law of Lafayette BURT (63) Ellis HAM (My wild guess is that this is Eliza MORTON wife of William HAMM (64) Mae MEIGS (I wonder if this might be Martha MEIGS, the wife of John Harrison DIGBY. Thomas J. WORRELL had been married to Harrison's sister Sintha DIGBY.)(65) Vivian > TAYLOR (My guess is Vivian JOHNSON wife of Otha TAYLOR. Deos anyone know who Vivian's parents were. Wonder if they were from my JOHNSON family(66) Pigeon AVERY (67) Jim ELAM (If this is a man, he is only man on the list. I think maybe this is from Jane PARKER ELAM's family someone with this nick?)(68)m Roberta NICHOLS This would be Roberta STONE daughter of William Jasper STONE but who was her husband's father? Her husband was Joseph Gordon NICHOLS.(69) > Tootsie MAYFIELD (70) Virgie CATES > > (71) Sula WORRELL, Lum WORRELL's wife, Ursula CURLEE. Lum was son of John R. WORRELL and Minerva NICHOLS (72) Lilliw McKenny (McKinny? (73) Everee PILGREEN (74) Elsie May > MURPHY (75) Jean BAILEY (76) Earl GUYSE ( My cousin Josie (aka Edna) Earl WORRELL HUGHES GUYSE. This helps date the quilt too as I think Earl did not marry again until after the death of her son in 1944? Am I right or wrong about that?)(77) Elwin NICHOLS (Could this be Ellen? Ellen HOPKINS NICHOLS?) (78) Margie > McCRAW (Could this be Margaret MITCHELL wife of Jesse Daniel MCCRAW? (79) Lela WORRELL, My cousin Lela WORRELL STEELE ROSE daughter of Uncle Nap WORRELL (80) Lavada (or Lanada?) BAILEY (Could this be Minnie Leonora BAILEY AULTMAN? If so, I was her great grandniece on my mother's side. So my Aunt Anna would have been friends with my great grand aunt. Ha!
I should keep some kind of record when I find out who all these people are. If anyone knows any on the list please let me know and I will try to keep up.