I am currently assisting Jackie Matte, Alabama author of such books as "They Say the Wind Is Red" and "The History of Washington County, AL," in gathering material for her forthcoming book on old St. Stephens. May we use this information? I would like to know more about any of your folks who were actual St. Stephens residents or had town lots there. If you have access to sources, we would like to have that noted if possible if you wish to contribute. One section of the book will be genealogical, and the other the history of the town.
I descend from John Caller/Callier and also John McGrew. If I remember correctly offhand, Thomas Malone and Robert Caller, son of John, brought James Caller's belongings to the area. Also, I remember something in a McGrew deed that dealt with Madame Rochon.I need to look this up.
The book by Dr. Waselkov on Fort Mims has gone to the U. of AL Press and will be out in the fall of 2006. Of course, the families of Hollinger, Moniac, Russell, were integral to that story, too.
Have you heard of the slave ship controversy?Gilbert C. Russell and James Caller were two who had the slaves bonded out to them.Robert Caller stole some of them and headed to the Neutral Strip in Texas. Thereby hangs a tale.