The Noel Josiah Ganey family settled in Butler (later Crenshaw) co AL before 1840. Noel Josiah is the grandson of Bartholomew Gainey of Sampson co NC.His father was Noel Gainey (wife Sylvanna ?.) Noel Gainey (the father) was deceased at the time of Bartholomew's will.
Noel Josiah Ganey married Elizabeth (perhaps Burk - not yet proven)They are in Wilkinson co GA in 1830.N. J. Ganey died before 1850.His wife and children are in the Butler co AL 1850 census.Noel Josiah and Elizabeth had children:
Sarah Elizabeth (b 11 May 1829 in GA - d 1 Mar 1905 - Limestone co TX)She married ca 1850 Alfred Job Clancy.
Ryal E. Ganey (b ca 1832 GA) m Martha S (or T.) Brunson 2 Jan 1854 in Pike co AL.Ryal died in service in the CSA.
William B. Ganey - b c 1833 in GA - married "Dralon"?.He was later "of Milam co TX."
Nancy S. Ganey(b c 1836 in AL - d 28 Mar 1906 - Limestone co TX) m 1) Daniel Clancy, and 2) Richard Davis 28 Oct 1869 Crenshaw co AL[Nancy and Richard came to TX]
N. J. Ganey m Parmelia A. Compton 1 Apr 1860.Confederate records give his birth date as 9 Feb 1839, Butler co AL.He was "of Crenshaw co AL in 1888."
Mary Ganey (b 17 May 1840 - 13 Mar 1895) m 1)John S. Compton. m 2) Bartley Compton (John's younger brother) They were "of Limestone co TX" in 1888.
Melvina Winifred (b 9 Feb 1843 in Butler co AL - d 15 Jan 1914) m George W. Compton
Frances (female) b c 1844 [may have died in child birth as a young mother - this is family lore]
Thomas N. Ganey (b 4 Aug 1848 - d 15 Feb 1908) [dates from Old Armor Cem, Cooledge, TX] m. Louisa or Leweyn Chandler 19 Dec 1867 in Crenshaw co AL
I do have further information on the families that moved to TX - most in 1869.
Elizabeth Burk Ganey was born 14 Oct 1811 in GA.She died 25 Feb 1888.She is buried in the Honest Ridge Cemetery of Limestone co AL.