Shirley, thanks so much for responding!!Excellent information. I am interested primarily from the HOWLE side, but I most definitely can use what you sent. My great grandfather was James Asbury Burson of Cherokee, Tallapoosa, and Elmore Counties in Alabama. He had a younger sister, Caroline Burson, who married Blount Hampton HOWLE in Elmore County in 1872. I was trying to see if his family had any connection to this hardware store. I am writing my second book on BURSON family history; may I use some of what you sent if I give proper credit? I also have an "email friend" in Dadeville who is more or less an authority on Tallapoosa County, but this one had her stumped. She will be tickled to see this!!How did you find my message after all this time? By the way, I live in central Arkansas, south of Little Rock. I will send my direct email if you want. I have also had to do some work in Calhoun County.