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The Alabama Gang - Pitts, Poe, Holle and Greer Families

Updated April 18, 2002

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Searching for lost relatives in the Alabama and Georgia area. My great grandfather, William A. Holle was born in LaGrange, Troup County Georgia, February 2, 1882. He was the son of John B. and Alice Hearn Holle (per death certificate). William died March 7, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was married to Kate Greer and they had three children.

Also searching for family members of Robert and Caroline Brasher Poe of the Shelby/Jefferson county area in Alabama. Robert's parents were Aron and Amanda Poe. Children include Robert Jr., William, Mattie(Greer), Amanda(Winfield), Emma(Reed), Allen, Molly(Milstead) and Sylvester.

1880 census of Bold Springs Shelby Co.
Aron Poe b. TN. age 80
Amanda wife b.GA age 62
Amanda dau b. AL. age 26

1880 census for Actons, Shelby Co.
Robert Poe b. AL. age 45
Caroline wife b. GA. age 37
Amanda dau b. AL. age 16
William son b.MS age 13
Mattie B. dau b. MS age 11
Sylvester son b. AL. age 8
Emma dau b. AL. 7 months

Greer family members include children of William and Martha Darnell Greer from the Tallapoosa county area. Both William and Martha born in Georgia. Known children of this family include Manassas Johnson, Amanda(Roberts), Molly (Musick), and possibly brothers named William and Thomas.

1880 census Newsite, Tallapoosa, AL.
William Greer b. GA. age 55
Frank T. son b. GA. age 29
Marrietta dau b. GA. age 27
Virginia dau b. AL. age 24
William son b. AL. age 22
Thomas M. son b. AL. age 20
Logan son b. AL. age 19
Manasas other* b. AL. age 17
* have no clue what other could be brother/cousin?
Martha must have been deceased as she is not included in this census.

Pitts family info needed on Louis and Sallie Pitts and son Homer. This Pitts family has ties to Randolph, Lee and Tallapoosa county. Homer was married to Harvey Sheppard and had Edward, Roy R., Robert Lee, Billy, James (J.W), Roland, Herman, Charlie, Bernard, and Estelle.

Family Photos
  • William A. Holle (14 KB)
    This is the only known photo of my great grandfather. It was taken when he was a very young man. There is writing on the back, but it was written in pencil and has become illegible over the years.
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