My Mathis family was from St. Clair County and subsequent to that from SC.
I have traced my Mathis family back to Ohatchee in Benton (Calhoun Co.) to 1831 which is the birth year of my ggg grandfather, Edward Mathis m. Sarah.Edward was a confederate soldier and lost his right arm at Bull Run (2nd Manassas) in Virginia.He enlisted at Auburn on 5/18/1862 and was a private in the AL 48th Infantry, Co. K Volunteers.I have documentation for this but for the life of me I can't find 1) his wife's maiden name OR 2) his parents names and where they were from.And I have looked EVERYWHERE.
The following information may help you see if we could possibly be related: Their son, Ben Mathis (b. 2-19-1861) and his wife Lessie Lackey (can't find her parents either),moved to St. Clair County toKelley Creek.Their neighbors were the Treadwells and the Beavers who I am also related to.
Their (Ben and Lessie Mathis') son was Fred Daniel Mathis(b. 1900) who married Vera Jeanette Treadwell.These are my great grandparents.His (Fred Daniel Mathis') siblings are as follows:Nannie C (died as a child from TB), Fonzie, Dancifield, Bessy, Lilli, Gustabelle, and Benny.They all were raised at Kelly Creek in St. Clair County, and all are dead now.
These generations were all farmers and there are just not good records for poor farmers. I really hope you can help me because I think you are probably my last resort.