These families all moved to Marshall Co., Ala. and settled in the Oleander "Beat" District (1850 Marshall Co. Census)in the southwest part of the County near the Marshall-Morgan Co. line and in the area which would in 1879 become the Ruth Community.During the 1840's and 1850's these families migrated from the southern part of Stanley County, North Carolina, just north of Rocky River, which forms its southern boundary.Here in the 1830's these families can be found living along the various creeks which flow downward into the river.Until 1841 Stanley County was part of Montgomery County.These families were of German origin except for possibly the Criscoes -- I am uncertain of their racial origin.They did not necessarily all come together at one time.Some intermarriage had occurred between them in N. C.
"Your"Ishmael Eudy was born about 1822, N.C., married Nancy Criscoe (about 1819 N.C. - 1882 Ala.).They first settled in eastern Morgan Co., Ala., before moving to Marshall Co. where Nancy died in 1882.Ishmael remarried, and in the mid-1880's emigrated to Red River Co., Texas, but at least four of the nine children born to him and Nancy remained and raised families in Maarshall Co.In 1900 Ishmael returned for a visit with these children, suffered a heart attack, and died.He is buried in Marshall Co.I don't know the names of their children.
Also concerning the Criscoe name, I see where David Simpson "Simp" Criscoe (May 21, 1871 - May 9, 1905) married Matilda E. Flack King on May 21, 1871, in Morgan County.Simp was the son of George William Criscoe and Jemima Prince.Simp and Matilda had two children: Susan Talitha Criscoe who married James William Lamons and Lillian Zella Criscoe who married John Wiley Childers.After Matilda's death in Cardenbottom, Ark. on Mar 7, 1882, Simp returned to Alabama and married Mary Ann Curry on May 16, 1886, in Morgan County.
Ishmael Eudy was the son of Daniel Eudy and Catherine Light Eudy.Check a posting dated April 13, 1999, by Vida Eudy Rodrigues on GenForum.It has excellent information on this family. Her father, Charlie W. Eudy wrote a book called "We Eudys" -- maybe you could find it in your local library.
Gottfried Eudy, born about 1732, was listed in the 1790 Cabarrus Co., N.C. Census under the name of Godfryt Oudy; and in 1800 as Gotfred Uety.He was last found in the 1810 Montgomery Co., N.C. Census listed as Got.Oury (or Oary).He likely died shortly thereafter.His son, Daniel Burnhardt Eudy (abt1754 prob. in N.C.) is found listed as Barenhard Ourey in the 1790 Mecklenburg Co. Census.He was killed in an accident in 1796, and his will was probated in Cabarrus County in that year. (see "An Abstract of N.C. Wills" by Fred A. Olds, Genealogical Publishing Co. 1978, p. 43 "Bernhard Ute").His widow, Barbara (Weils) Eudy later married Robert Williams in Cabarrus County.Christopher Daniel Eudy was born 1790 in Mecklenburg Co., NC in the part which in 1792 became Cabarrus Co.He was the only known son of Daniel Burnhardt Eudy.
Catherine Light Eudy was born 1794, probably in Cabarrus Co., N.C.She married Christopher Daniel Eudy on May 5, 1811.She was the sister to Christopher Light, Daniel Light and Joseph Light.They are believed to be the children of Christopher Light, Sr, who was first found in the 1820 Census of Cabarrus Co., N.C, born 1760-1770, place unknown.He likely died abt 1830-40 in Montgomery (now Stanley) Co., N.C.