Hello to Wilcox County Researchers!
A large branch of my family tree has emerged from Wilcox County and I am hopeful that I can make connections with someone who can help me to round out the picture and fill in some blanks on my family tree.
I am not certain if these four families knew each other before coming to Wilcox, but their lines did intersect there.
The first line is the Bones family and contains two brothers, John and Samuel Bones.John is my ancestor.He and his brother came from Ireland at the very end of the 1700s or very early 1800s.They settled with their mother, Elizabeth Scott Bones and other adult siblings in Fairfield, South Carolina.Around 1819, they came to Wilcox purchased two sections of land which is divided almost neatly through it's middle by the Alabama River, north of county road 20.By 1823, both brothers had died and are buried in the woods on the old plantation land.
John left one son, John D. Bones, and Samuel left a widow, Elizabeth Milling Bones, and five children, John Hugh, Samuel William, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, and Sarah Milling.Samuel William married Rebecca Goode, Elizabeth married 1. William D. Scull 2. Edmund Marsh and Mary Jane married Burwell Bennett.After the children's mother died, and after they reached their majority, many of them, including my ancestor sold their land to Burwell Bennett.
Samuel William Bones, the son of Samuel, was left the Scott Family Bible in five volumes, according to his mother, Elizabeth's will.
My ancestor, John D. Bones, the only child of John Bones, married Indiana Slone, daughter of a Wilcox neighbor, Joshua Slone and his wife Sussannah Offutt.Joshua was born between 1780-1790 in South Carolina and died between Sept 19-Nov 7,1836, (Will date and probate date)in Wilcox.Sussannah was born between 1790-1800 in Georgia and died 1849 in Wilcox.
Joshua and Sussannah had 8 children, I am told, but only 7 names have been recovered.Angeline W. married 1. Allen Dulaney 2. William G. Chambers, Indiana married John D. Bones, Applin, Trammel, Hamilton, Permelia married Wiley Jones, and Emeline married John W. Ridgell.
John D. Bones and Indiana Slone Bones had four children: Mary Viola, Messena Alpin (or Applin), Thomas B., and Susan B.I descend from Susan.When Susan was about a year old, they moved from Wilcox to Mobile County, Alabama.John D. served in the civil war, survived and signed his amnesty oath in 1865.After which, he seems to vanish.In 1870, Indiana is listed as a widow on the census and Aplin Bones is listed as head of household.
Indiana and Thomas B. Bones are buried at the Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.Susie B. Bones Foster is buried at the Catholic Graveyard in Mobile.
These are my people, and though it seems that I have collected a great deal of information on them, I have some serious gaps and hope that someone can help answer my questions.
1. Who was John Bones' wife, the mother of John D. Bones?
2. What happened to the Bennett family?They were very important to the lives of the Bones children.
3. What happened to the Scott Family Bible?
4. From where did the Slones originate?
5. Sussannah Offutt Slone, wife of Joshua Slone named one of her children Trammell.There are people with the surname of Trammel/Trammell living in Wilcox during this time period (early 1810-1840).Because Sussannah's mother, Nancy's, maiden name is unknown, I am curious if it might be Trammell and if there is a connection to the Trammell's living in Wilcox?
If any of this information is helpful to someone, then I am thankful.If anyone can help me, I am greatful.