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J.W. (Will) Suggs (b. January 1859, d. July 15, 1911)J.W. (Will) Suggs was born January 1859 in North Carolina, and died July 15, 1911 in Morgan, County Al.He married Nancy Matilda Kelly on 1896 in Georgia, daughter of Monroe Kelly and Mary Hicks.
Notes for J.W. (Will) Suggs:
J.W. was known as Will, Willis but death records list him as J.W. No one in the family knows what the J. stands for.As the story goes he was from N.C. His parents apparently died when he was young, he and a brother (George?) and sister (name unknown) were raised by and aunt and uncle who owned a mill.
He worked for the railroad tha ran from Shelby Co. Al. to S.C.Possibly the A&O.He was also a stonemason.He met Matilda in S.C. and they got married in S.C. or Ga. and came to live in Shelby Co.around 1896. They are found on th 1900 census in Shelby Co. and in Morgan Co. on the 1910 census. No record can be found of J.W. prior to 1900/
More About J.W. (Will) Suggs:
Burial: July 1911, Mt. Tabor Cemetery Morgan County, AL.
More About J.W. (Will) Suggs and Nancy Matilda Kelly:
Marriage: 1896, Georgia.
Children of J.W. (Will) Suggs and Nancy Matilda Kelly are:
- Willie B. Suggs, b. December 12, 1900, Shelby County, Ala, d. April 25, 1988, Shelby County, Al..
- Walter Lee Suggs, b. March 02, 1903, Shelby County, Ala, d. February 18, 1995, Faulkville, Al..
- +Darby Lee Suggs, b. January 25, 1906, Shelby County, Ala, d. December 09, 1994, Cullman, Al..
- Evella Suggs.