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Families of Butler County, Alabama

Updated November 9, 2000

About Our Family Research

For the past 35 years, I have been researching the records of Butler County, Alabama for the names listed below. Most of them go back to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The list of surnames that I have researched and continue to research include the following: Austin - Balderee - Barge - Black - Brannon/Branum - Bryan - Burkett - Cheatham - Craig - Davis - Earnest/Ernest - Edeson/Eidson/Hitson - Ferguson - Franklin (Benjamin - Franklin (Josiah) - Gandy - Gibbons - Gray - Hartsfield - Hill - Hillson/Hilson - Jordan - Lee - Marsh - Morrow - Murhpy - Myrick - Newton - Owen - Perry - Pickens - Pinkerton - Pollard - Powell - Reddoch - Rhodes - Seale - Shell - Smyth/Smith (Robert) - Sims - Smith (William Jason) - Smith (George Washington) - Stallings - Stanley - Stinson - Stringfellow - Teat - Thomas - Thornton - Watts - Whittington - Wilson -Wright

All of these families were in Butler County, Alabama during the 1840s-1870s. Some of the descendants are still in the county. Some of them moved westward. For additional information check out the Butler County web site at

If you have information on any of these families, I would appreciate an email.

Family Photos
  • David Russell & Matilda Ann (Teat) Wilson (55 KB)
    This is a photo of David Russell Wilson and his wife Matilda Ann Teat. Wilson was the son of Robert and Sarah Wilson. Matilda Ann Teat was the daughter of Lemmon Teat and Mary Ann Balderee Teat.
  • Three Generations of Morrows (121 KB)
    This is a photo of three generations of the Joseph Calvin and Theodosia (Lee) Morrow family.
  • John Bragg Smyth and Sons (61 KB)
    This photo shows John Bragg Smyth (seated center with mustache) and six sons. Thomas Waltson Smyth (standing, 2nd from left) is my grandfather.
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