I am researching this line. My Ggrandmother was Callie Mae Venable Huff born in Athens, AL in 1855 according to her death certificate issued in 1917(Wm.Co.,TN) her father was James Venable.
She was related to the Wm. G. Venable family also found in Limestone Co., AL in the 1850 Census who died in Wm. Co., TN.
I believe that James M. Venable, wf. Martha and children, Joseph 13, Malissa J. 10, John 8, James 6 and Parthenia 5,that are in the 1850 Limestone Co., AL census are probably my GGrandmothers family. It looks like the children were in Henry County, TN in 1860 but I do not see their parents there.
All the above family was born in TN, James M. Venable was born abt. 1817.
Early Williamson County, TN marriages: Richard Venable and (Mrs.)Dorcas Marchant 8-9-1808. Martha Venable and Edward Fowler 2-22-1808. Jenny Venable and John Gardiner 2-23-1808. Larkin Venable and Fanny Brown 5-14-1825 (Wm. Teaver/Taver Bm.) Martha Venable and Wm. Tiver 12-12-1825. Hannah Venable and Thomas Haley 12-11-1827.
1820 Census Dorcas Venable was in Williamson Co., TN. 1820 Census Andrew, Richard, Samuel and Thomas Venable were in Bedford Co., TN.
1830 Census Andrew, Richard, Samuel and Thomas Venable were still in Bedford Co., TN.
Part of Bedford Co., TN became Marshall Co., TN sometime after 1830. Apparently the Chapel Hill area some of the Venables lived in became Marshall County.
1840 Census James A., Samuel Venable, Bedford Co., TN 1840 Census Andrew, Andrew, Thomas Venable, Marshall Co., TN 1840 Census Luther R., Larkin, Mildred, Moses S., Richard Venable in Henry Co., TN.
Bedford County, TN Marriages: Elizabeth Venable and James Davis 26 May 1821. Peggy Venables and Watson Holderfield 21 Dec. 1814. Mary Venable and William Laffoon 4 Jan. 1825 (Pleasant Venable Bm.) Rebecca Venable and Wilson Laffoon 9 Sept. 1831. Sarah Venables and Drury McGee 16 Jan. 1828 (Ralph Holderfield, Bm.) Martin Venable and Frances Forkner 182? (P. Venable, Bm.)
Marshall County, TN Marriages: Andrew Venable and Malinda Hanby 6-18-1848. Andrew Venable and Susannah B. Moore 1-14-1850.
It looks several of these familes moved to the Limestone Co., AL area. I need proof who my Callie (Caldonia) Mae Venable belonged to. Does anyone know? I do not find her in any census records,do not have a marriage record. She married Wm. Alexander Huff sometime abt. 1874. Where I do not know. Wm. Alexander Huff's brother Sam Huff married Martha Harris in Marshall County, TN abt. 1870, I have the info but will have to look it up, but they moved back to Wm. Co. by the 1880 Census.
Hope this info helps somebody, let me know if you have any family connections.