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SOME SCURLOCK FAMILY HISTORY
Joshua Scurlock (1730-1795)...
When Joshua Scurlock was born in 1730 in Spotsylvania, Virginia, his father, William, was 30 and his mother, Margaret, was 24. He married Sarah Ann Adams and they had two children together. He then married Elizabeth 'Betty" Norman and they had eight children together. He died on August 16, 1795, in Hancock, Georgia, at the age of 65.
Joshua Scurlock was the son of William and Margaret Scurlock, the grandson of Thomas Schurlock, and great-grandson of Michael Scurlock. Birth and Death dates are approximate.
According to family accounts, Joshua was married two times. Joshua's first wife was ---Adams and his second wife was Betty Norman.
In the mid 1700s, Joshua and his wife, Betty (Norman) Scurlock were living in Prince William County, Virginia. Their son, William was born there in 1762.
According to records, (Prince William County, VA, Order Book 1759-61, pages 16, 72, 155,217, 350,394), Joshua Scurlock was sued by two men, William Foster and William Carr for debt, and another man, Thomas Cooling charged Joshua Scurlock with trespass and assault and battery. On September 24, 1760 "the defendant saith he cannot deny he owes the cost of the suit."
Joshua and his family migrated from Virginia sometime after 1762, going to Wilkes County, North Carolina where he received a North Carolina land grant of 300 acres on both sides of Moravian Creek on March 1, 1780, which he sold on October 27, 1788. Next, Joshua and Betty appear in Wilkes County, Georgia where records in 1792: "Joshua Scurlock and Betty, his wife of Greene County, Georgia" sell 200 acres in Wilkes County, Georgia on the headwaters of Upton Creek which were granted to Joshua Scurlock on September 14, 1794.
Joshua Scurlock died in Hancock County, Georgia where his will, made on September 14, 1794, was proved on August 13, 1795. Betty (Norman) Scurlock probably died between 1792 and 1794 as she is not named in his will.
The children of Joshua Scurlock by his first wife ---Adams were:
-Agnes Scurlock who married ---Watts.
-Thomas Scurlock, wife unknown (Children of Thomas: Dudley Scurlock, Beverly Scurlock (son), Joshua Scurlock, Washinton Scurlock, a daughter who married ---Thompson)
The children of Joshua Scurlock by his second wife, Betty Norman Scurlock were:
-Elizabeth Scurlock married Billy Wyatt
-William Scurlock, born 1762 in Prince William County, VA. Died August 15, 1840 in Muscogee County, Georgia. Married in 1790 to Rhoda Ann Simmons who died March 13, 1851. (Children of William and Rhoda were: Elizabeth Scurlock who died in infancy; Joshua Scurlock; Daniel Scurlock 1799-1825, who married Lucena N. turk; John Scurlock 1816-1874, who married Gracey McCrary; Priestly Norman Scurlock 1806-1877, married Easter Ann Brown; Caroline Matilda Scurlock who married John Files, William Scurlock; Kitty Scurlock who married (1) Jeremiah Cooper, (2) Joseph Collins; Winifred Scurlock who married Ezekiel Redding).
-James Scurlock who married Judy Norman in 1783. (Children: William Scurlock, Joshua Scurlock, Daniel Scurlock, Washington Scurlock, and "daughters")
-Joshua Scurlock married Sarah Brewster. (Children: Henry Scurlock married Elizabeth Perry; Jefferson Scurlock; Eliza Scurlock married Benjamin Foscue; "daughter" Aug 28, 1801-Aug 30, 1888; Harriet Scurlock married William Pope; Walton Scurlock married (1) Marianna Pope (2) Amelia Everett; Lucy Scurlock married Ivy Perry; Napoleon Scurlock; Washington Scurlock; Jackson Monroe Scurlock married (1) Mary M. Mills, (2) Camella I. Braswell
-Priestly Scurlock married Hulda W.---.(Children: Jeff, Samuel)
-Sarah Scurlock married (1) Thomas Hambrick (2) Jacob Parker (3) William Ryan (Children by each marriage)
-Lucy Scurlock married "her cousin Martin Norman, had one child and both died".
More- Milledgeville-Baldwin County, GEORGIA.
In The News 1910-1919
Jan 5, 1913
In The Constitution of December 1, 1912, the state editor has asked for information as to the grave of William Scurlock, a revolutionary soldier buried near Columbus. Some information relative to the Scurlock family may be of interest, and a brief sketch is given below:
William Scurlock was born in North Carolina, and served in the revolution with the militia of that state. It is likely that the family removed to South Carolina, as a William Scurlock received a bounty in that state (Revolutionary Bounties, Book 4) in 1784. He received a bounty in the Georgia lottery of 1827, being then a resident of Baldwin county. He was a revolutionary pensioner, and the records show that he was living in Alabama at the time of his death.
The father of William Scurlock, was *Joshua Scurlock. He made his will in Hancock county, Georgia, September 14, 1794 (Probated August 18, 1795) and mentions children, Agatha Watts, Thomas Scurlock, Elizabeth Scurlock, Daniel Scurlock, William James, Pressley, *Joshua (1765-1831), Sarah Parker and Lucy Norman, and made his sons William and Daniel his executors. In 1803 William Scurlock returned for taxes in Hancock county three slaves; no land.
Joshua Scurlock drew 580 aces in Wilkes county in 1785, on Upton's creek. Joshua Scurlock was captain of the Jackson county militia in 1801, and was granted 624 acres in that county in 1815. In 1820 the entire family seems to have been living in Baldwin County. Sarah Scurlock married, in 1793, Jacob Parker, Jr., who died in a few months, their twin daughters Sarah and Polly, being born after his death. Sarah Parker and William Ryan were made administrators of the estate of Jacob Parker, and they were married a few years later.
Pressley Scurlock and his sons Jefferson and Eli, took up land in Walton or Jackson county, west Florida in about 1824 or 1825, as did Joseph Scurlock, Jr. The writer is descended from Sarah Scurlock and here husband Jacob Parker, and should like to get into communication with other Scurlock descendants.
- J. A. LeConte, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Os Confederados: The Scurlocks to Brazil @ScurlockstoBrazil · Book
JACKSON MOROE SCURLOCK
Jackson Monroe Scurlock was born 10 Jeb 1795 in Clark County, Alabama. He married twice. First to Mary M Mills and then to Camilla I Braswell. Jackson and Mary M Mills were married in Choctaw, Alabama on 24 May 1847 in Washington Alabama by Judge C.C. Houston and surety bond by S.S. Houston. Mary was the daughter of Alfred Mills and Sarah Ann Pennrice, early pioneers to the Alabama territory whose families were from Virginia and North Carolina respectively.
Jackson and Mary had three children: Walton Louis Scurlock, probably named after Jackson's brother; Patrick Henry Scurlock (sometimes called John); and Alfred Scurlock, who died as an infant.
Mary M Mills died 25 Feb 1855 in Choctaw County, Alabama just ten days after the birth of her third son, Alfred, on .15 Feb 1855. Alfred lived until 1 May 1856. She was only twenty-three years old.
On 14 May 1864, Jackson paid the fee for the administration of Louisa H Braswell's property in Alabama. She was the mother of Camilla Braswell, who became Jackson's second wife. Jackson's tomb-stone in the Corinth Cemetery in Choctaw County Alabama says he was buried at sea, probably on a trip to or from Brazil. There is a question as to whether he was on the "Talisman" which veered off course and ended up in the Cape Verde Islands before reaching Brazil, months later. Some think that he is buried in Cape Verde.
Camilla, having returned to Alabama with some of the Scurlock family after a nine-year stay in Brazil, is buried in the Corinth Cemetery but the date on the tombstone indicated birth in 1837 and death in 1897 not 1891.
Jackson and Camilla had eight children: Franklin Buchanan Scurlock; William Burton Scurlock; Mary Scurlock; James Scurlock; Mary (Mamie) Scurlock; Toutant Beaureguard "Booty" Scurlock; Louisa Scur-lock; and Don Pedro Scurlock Sr.
Jackson Monroe Scurlock
DEATH 1867 (aged 49–50)
São Paulo, Brazil
Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Camellia Braswell Scurlock
BIRTH 24 Apr 1837
Upson County, Georgia, USA
DEATH14 Apr 1897 (aged 59)
Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Children by Jackson and Mary:
Walton Louis Scurlock
BIRTH 27 JAN 1850 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 23 JUN 1875 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Patrick Henry Scurlock
BIRTH 13 FEB 1853 • Mt Sterling, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 1 OCT 1917 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married: 30 Jun 1874 • Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sarah Caroline Moore
BIRTH 8 MAR 1855 • Alabama, USA
DEATH 21 NOV 1935 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Caroline was the daughter of Joseph Hardy Moore and Mary A. Joiner, Joseph was from Choctaw County Alabama but had relocated to Mississippi where on May 27, 1851 he married Mary A. Joiner. The Joiner family was originally from South Carolina but had relocated early on to Mississippi when the Indian lands opened up.
Joseph and Mary would have about four children. Three of whom there is little information except that they could have possibly been sent to Texas. Fredonia A. Moore the second child, however, was definitely in Brazil as she married the Rev.John L Bruce, a missionary, in December of 1891 in Brazil. Fredonia and Caroline, her mother, were both very active in the church.
Patrick and Caroline would have at least eleven children:
1. Mary Kathrerone Scurlock
2. Julia Scurlock
3. Annie Scurlock
4. Joseph A. Scurlock
5. Ellie Scurlock
6. Robert Ezelle Scurlock
7. Fredonia Jeanette Scurlock
8. Pamela Scurlock
9. Willie lee Scurlock
10. Henry Wesley Scurlock
11. Lucy Katherine Scurlock
MARY KATHERINE SCURLOCK
BIRTH 7 APR 1875 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 15 JUN 1941 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married: 1899 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
HENRY CLAY WHITAKER
He was the son of Joseph Elisha Whitaker and Isabella P. Norris
BIRTH 3 FEB 1874 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 4 OCT 1951 • Brazil
Mary and Henry would have four children:
Joseph Henry Whitaker
BIRTH 20 FEBRUARY 1901 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 17 NOVEMBER 1977 • Brazil
Anna Izabella Whitaker
BIRTH 1903 • Brazil
Married: 1925, Brazil
Cicero Jones Whitaker
BIRTH 1905 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married: About 1925, Brazil
They would have at least one child:
1. Ilvandro Whitaker born about 1930 in Brazil
Douglas Scurlock Whitaker
BIRTH 1907 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married: About 1930, Brazil
BIRTH 30 APR 1877 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 23 OCT 1966 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married: 1909 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
OSCAR LEE PYLES
BIRTH 15 MAR 1880 • Villa, Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 21 JULY 1953 Brazil
Julia and Oscar had at least one child:
Elmer Lee Pyles
BIRTH 4 JUL 1913 • Vila Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
BIRTH 7 SEP 1880 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 21 JUN 1965 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
JOSEPH A, SCURLOCK
BIRTH JAN 1882 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH DEC 1886 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Died as a toddler at 4 years old. Named after his maternal grandfather, Joseph A. Moore. Buried at Campo Cemetery.
BIRTH 23 JUN 1884 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 1 SEP 1975 • Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ALBERT SYDNEY MINCHIN
BIRTH 1881 • Brazil
Albert was the son of Joseph long Minchin
and Juliet Antoinette Pyles
Ellie and Albert would have at least one child:
BIRTH 09 07 1904
DEATH 1989 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
BIRTH 1906 • Sertaozinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 1981 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Julia was the daughter of James Carlton and Alexandrina______
ROBERT EZELLE SCURLOCK
BIRTH 2 FEB 1887 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 23 FEB 1910 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Died as a young man of 23 years old. Not listed as married or with childrem
Fredonia "Donnie"Jeanete Scurlock
BIRTH 1 AUG 1889 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 15 JUL 1966 • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Albert William Hartmann
BIRTH JAN 1889 • Lancaster Township, Lancaster
Village, Erie, New York, USA
DEATH 20 NOV 1957 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Albert was the son of Wilhem W. Hartmann and
Margaret Adler, German immigrants to New York,
USA in 1885
Fredonia "Donnie" and Albert haad at least one child:
Lucille Muriel Hartman
BIRTH 3 JUN 1916 • Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
DEATH 30 JAN 1990 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Married: 1939 • Sao Paulo-Brazil
Gilbert Edward Arthur Adams
BIRTH 6 DEC 1916 • Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
DEATH 07 OCT 1999 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
He was an Englishman, the son of Henry
Arthur Adams and Katherine "Kate" Elizabeth Cripps
BIRTH 21 AUG 1891 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH Piracicaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
HARVEY LEROY McFADDEN
BIRTH 23 NOV 1892 • Sao Paulo, Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil
DEATH 20 FEB 1945 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
Leroy was the son of William Leroy McFadden and Julia Brice Hall
Pamela and Leroy would have at least six children:
BIRTH 1906 • Sao Paulo, Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil
DEATH Sao Paulo, Brazil
William McFadden BIRTH 1907 • Sao Paulo, Brazil DEATH Sao Paulo, Brazil 3.
BIRTH 1909 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH Sao Paulo, Brazil
BIRTH 1910 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH Sao Paulo, Brazil
William Clay McFadden
BIRTH 1913 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 13 JUL 1997 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
BIRTH 1947 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 19 APR 1999 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
BIRTH 12 JUN 1884 • Sao Paulo, Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil
DEATH 28 SEP 1972 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
WILLIE LEE SCURLOCK
BIRTH 21 NOV 1894 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 21 AUG 1962 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
HENRY WESLEY SCURLOCK
BIRTH 15 MAR 1896 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH NOV 1925 • Brazil
LUCY KATHERINE SCURLOCK
BIRTH 1 MAR 1900 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEATH 31 MAR 1951 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Children by Jackson and Camellia:
FRANKLIN BUCHANNAN SCURLOCK
BIRTH 30 DEC 1856 • Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 1 DEC 1937 • Gilbertown, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
Franklin B Scurlock Home
Franklin Buchanan Scurlock was born 1856 and named after famous Admiral Franklin Buchanan of the "Virginia" ship which fought the Monitor in Hampton Roads 1862. Franklin B Scurlock however remained single all his live, although he bought property and cared for his two sisters, Mamie and Lou until their deaths. This is the house they lived it. Originally it was built to be a hotel of sorts for people who came in off the train. But the railroad never brought that many tenants, so Franklin and his sisters lived in theome until their deaths. The home was lived in by Scurlocks until 1976 when the last of the family moved to Gulf Shores. It still stood as of 2007.
WILLIAM BURTON SCURLOCK
BIRTH 25 APR 1859 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 27 SEP 1859 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Died as a two day old infant
Twin to Mary Anne Scurlock
BIRTH 09 JUL 1860 • Ararat, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 1860 • Gilbertown, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
Infant, died within a year
MARY ANNE (Mamie) SCURLOCK
Twin to James Scurlock
BIRTH 9 JUL 1860 • Bladon Springs, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 30 AUG 1942 • Gilbertown, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
The Choctaw Advocate (Butler Alabama) Sept. 3, 1942, Thursday, page 1
82 year old spinster dies at Gilbert town
Miss Mary Scurlock, 82-year-old spinster died Sunday night at her home in Gilbertown of a heart attack. Miss Scurlock was borned and reared near Mount Sterling, but most of her life was spent at Gilbertown where she and her sister, Miss Louise Scurlock made their homes together.
She is survived by one brother D. P. Scurlock at Butler, and one sister, Miss Louis Scurrlock of Gilbertown.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Gilberttown and burial made in the Arafat cemetery. Pallbearers were John Barber, Jack barber, a. Jay. Martin, George Grimsley, Roy Rogers and A. L. Doggett
TOUTANT BEAUREGARD SCURLOCK
BIRTH 25 NOV 1862 • Ararat, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 14 AUG 1901 • Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Married: 02 Feb 1892 Choctaw, Alabama
TOUTANT BEAREGARD SCURLOCK AND FANNIE CAMELLA SANFORD BRASWELL II
Choctaw County, Alabama
A Story About Toutant Beauregard Scurlock and Fannie Camella Sanford Braswell II as told by Heath McMeans
Toutant B Scurlock was born 25 Nov 1862 in Choctaw County, Alabama. He was called "Booty" by nearly everyone. He married Fannie Camella Sanford Braswell II on 2 Feb 1891. She was born 22 Jan 1872 in Upson County, Georgia. They had five children: Jeanette Elizabeth Scurlock; Mary Lucille Scurlock; Frank Dennis Scurlock; Daisy Camella Scurlock and Charles Braswell Scurlock, the last child born just months before Toutant's death. After Toutant's death, Fannie Camella moved to Mobile Alabama and became a Registered Nurse in order to support her family. The children were placed in the Sisters of Mercy Convent and educated. Fannie Camella moved to Birmingtham, Alabama and was eventually able to have all her children returned to her. Fannie Camella died of heart failure in San Francisco California. She is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham Alabama with her husband Toutant Scurlock. The following is information quoted from an article by Heath McMeans and Harold Scurlock on the family:
"Toutant Beaureguard Scurlock and Fannie Camella Sanford Braswell II were my (Heath McMean's) grandparents, one I knew and the other I never knew. So it is with some difficulty that I writing a story about them. The stories which I am going to relate come from many stories my grandmother told. We would ask her to tell about the "olden" days and her beloved "Booty", Toutant Beauregard Scurlock, who preceded her in death by many years, but she never forgot him. Mama, Fannie Comilla Sanford Braswell Scurlock II often told of a recurring dream she had from time to time. The dream went like this: Booty stood at the end of a long mirrored hall beckoning to her and calling her name saying "Milla, I'm waiting for You." This was the reason she gave for not marrying again. Our favorite stories were about trips down the Tombigbee River to Mobile on the famous riverboat "Robert E. Lee". The women folk would spend the summer sewing and making pretties for the coming fall. When all the cotton was picked and bailed, it was loaded onto the riverboat for the trip south.
The planters and their families would board and the festivities would begin. Parties, balls, etc. were held while steaming down the Tombigbee on the "Robert E Lee". Courting of course, was in order as well as other activities, the younger people would have picnics at the various stops along the way. Upon arrival in Mobile, parties would continue in the homes and hotels. After the cotton was sold, the long way back home was begun and things quieted down. Mama said the reason that she and Booty never had any money was that he thought he was a card shark. But, the bigger sharks always ended up with his money and when they got back to Ararat, he would be broke. In the summer of 1940, my mother's cousin, Saddie Bush Martin, invited me to spend the summer with her and her family at their home in Millery, Washington County, Alabama. James, her husband, was a timber and businessman in Millery. There were two daughters and Jim Bush, another cousin, a little older than I, living there. Saddie's uncle, Uncle Cornelius Bush (whom we call Uncle Con) came and went. Uncle Con was my grandfather's best boyhood buddy and knew all of the boyhood secrets. He told me a few and I sure wish I had been there with them.
They fished, hunted and trapped on the river and courted the girls. What we in this day would call dating. At the time, Uncle Con was telling me all of this he was in his seventies and still unmarried. He said that the reason he never married was that Milla chose Booty over him and he was still in love with her. He said that Booty was very handsome and that he was just an average looking river rat, and that was why Milla chose Booty. Mama denied all of this when I confronted her with all this juicy gossip. When another suitor asked for her hand she turned him down flatly because Booty was waiting for her in the hall of mirrors. I not only learned about the world as it was back in the olden days but also how oxen were used to snake the cut timber out of the swamps of Washington and Choctaw counties. Only teams of oxen and no machinery were used for this job, due to the fact that they could get around the woods better. I witnessed, first hand, the old-time art of bargaining and trading by the past master. I would stand for hours while trades would be made for a heifer or any other object of trade. I am still amazed, to this day, at the results skilled trading achieved. The old families all gone now, except the grand-children, who still cherish the memory of Mama and our parents, aunts and uncles. We grew up with them in the 1920s and 1930s as a close-knit family that was separated by World War II. After World War II, nothing was ever the same again and the old ways never repeated.
Booty and Milla had six children:
Rosa Lee Scurlock
BIRTH 07/19/1892 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 1893 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Infant, died within one year
Jeanette "Jean" Elizabeth Scurlock
BIRTH 20 SEP 1894 • Ararat, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 13 JUL 1976 • Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
George Clifton Nichols
BIRTH 1894 • Massachusetts
Jean and George had one son:
John Clifton Nichols
BIRTH 28 NOV 1929 • Tulsa, Tulsa,
DEATH 30 JAN 2013 • Gloucester, Essex,
Married: 10 Jun 1952 • Tampa, Hillsbo-
rough, Florida, USA
Alden McCormick Sypher
Denise A. Nichols
BIRTH 21 NOV 1974
Mary Lucille Scurlock
BIRTH 29 JAN 1896 • Ararat, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 4 JUL 1978 • Fairhope, Baldwin, Alabama, USA
Married: 8 Jun 1916 • St Viencents, Mobile, Mobile,
Heath Leigh McMeans Sr.
BIRTH 3 AUG 1889 • Jemison, Chilton, Alabama, USA
DEATH 23 JUN 1976 • Elberta, Baldwin, Alabama, USA
He was the son of Walter Dunklin McMeans and Lillian
Mary Lucille and Heath had four children:
Mary Lucille Leigh McMeans
BIRTH 5 DEC 1916 • Mobile, Mobile County,
DEATH 26 AUG 1991 • Birmingham, Jefferson,
Married: 10 Apr 1950 • Birmingham, Jefferson,
Charles Ray Marlow
BIRTH 16 SEP 1919 • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
DEATH 26 OCT 2011 • Birmingham, Jefferson
County, Alabama, USA
He was the son of Grady Marlow and Sarah
Lillian Camilla "Millie" McMeans
BIRTH 27 NOV 1918 • Birmingham, Jefferson
County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 17 JUL 2011 • Birmingham, Jefferson
County, Alabama, USA
Heath Leigh McMeans Jr.
BIRTH 19 OCT 1922 • Birmingham, Jefferson
County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 4 MAY 2011 • McCalla, Jefferson County,
Married: 10 Apr 1950
MCMEANS, JR., HEATH LEIGH McMeans, Lt.
Colonel Heath L., Jr., US MC Ret. October 19, 1922
- May 4, 2011 Heath Leigh McMeans, Jr., age 88, of
Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday,
May 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of
60 years, Josephine McMeans, his parents, Major
Heath L., Sr., and Lucille McMeans, sister, Leigh
McMeans Marlow, and brother, Eugene B. McMeans.
He is survived by his sons Heath L. McMeans III
(Micha), Larry McMeans (Marye), daughter Linda
McMeans Byrne, grandchildren, Christal S. Hancock
(Jonathan), Lieutenant Paul M. Byrne, III, Rachel
McMeans Miller (Garn), Mary Haley Byrne, Patrick
Bachmann, great grandchildren, Kailey Hancock,
Braxton Hancock, and sister, Camilla McMeans. He
was a graduate of Fairfield High School and a grad-
uate of Auburn University, where he was a member
of the Kappa Alpha Order. A funeral mass will be
held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in
Hoover, Alabama, at 10:00 am on Monday, May 9th,
2011. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am preceding the
service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers
donations be made to The Matt Byrne Memorial
Scouting Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of
Greater Birmingham, 2100 First Avenue North, Suite
700, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
Eugene Bare McMeans
BIRTH 27 MAR 1927 • Birmingham, Jefferson
County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 24 FEB 2009 • San Antonio, Bexar
County, Texas, USA
Married Firstly: 4 May 1951 • Mississippi, USA
Sue Byrd Harrell
BIRTH 27 APR 1931 • Montgomery, Montgomery
County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 8 JAN 1998 • Fairhope, Baldwin
County, Alabama, USA
Daughter of Claude Douglas Harrell and Dorothy
Susan Leigh McMeans
Ann Holland McMeans
Charles Harrell McMeans
Married Secondly: 14 Jan 1983 • Mobile, Mobile
County, Alabama, USA
BIRTH 14 JAN 1953
Braswell Turner McMeans
Eugene Bare McMeans
MCMEANS Eugene Bare McMeans, a resident of
Daphne, Alabama, died February 24, 2009, at St.
Luke's Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama to Heath Leigh
McMeans, Sr. and Lucille Scurlock McMeans on
March 27, 1927, he grew up during the Great De-
ression. Gene was a United States Navy veteran
of World War II, serving in the Pacific, where he
saw combat, including kamikaze attacks, before,
during, and after the invasion of Okinawa.
He was recently featured in the historical APT
documentary "Alabama Remembers WWII"
where he recounted some of his wartime exper-
iences, during 1944 and 1945. Gene attended
Auburn University for three years, majoring in
business, and then earned a degree from the
Birmingham School of Law. His career in the
insurance business lasted over 40 years, as a
claims manager for the U.S.F.& G. and then as an
expert witness. He was an avid fisherman and a
loyal Auburn football fan.
Gene McMeans is survived by his wife of 26 years,
Cynthia Cargile McMeans; his sister, Camilla Mc-
Means and brother Heath L. McMeans, Jr. (Jose-
phine) of Birmingham; four children, Susan L.
McMeans and Ann H. McMeans (Bob Bendik) of
Fairhope, Alabama, Charles H. McMeans (Pam) of
Gulfport, Mississippi and Braswell T. McMeans
(Tara) of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren,
Nathan B. Forrest, Sarah S. Forrest, Kenneth Lee
Crow, Clayton M. Isherwood, Robert H. Green,
Leigh McMeans, Eric McMeans, Kyle McMeans,
Brittany M. LeSerra, and Braswell M. McMeans;
four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Evan, Tana, and
Hunter; and many other devoted family members
and friends. A memorial service to celebrate the
life of Eugene Bare McMeans will be held on Sat-
urday, March 7, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., at the Wolfe-
Bayview Funeral Home, 28720 U.S. Hwy. 98 in
Sue Byrd Harrell, age 66, died Thursday, Jan-
uary 8, 1998 at a local hospital. She was a former
resident of Birmingham, AL and a longtime resident
Mrs. Harrell is survived by three children, Susan
McMeans Forrest of Fairhope, Ann McMeans Isher-
wood of Fairhope, Charles Harrell McMeans of
Memphis, TN; 8 grandchildren, Kenneth Lee Crow,
Nathan Lake Forrest, Clay McMeans Isherwood,
Sarah Suzanne Forrest, Robert Holland Green, Leigh
Karen McMeans, Eric Stephen McMeans, Kyle Har-
rell McMeans; 1 great grandchild, Kenneth Tyler
Crow; a brother, Dr. Claude D. Harrell, Jr. of Fair-
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Daphne with the Reverend Richard H. Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Rest, Foley.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 28788 N Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526. Funeral arrangements were by Bayview Funeral Home, Daphne. AL.
Mobile (AL) Register, issue 9 Jan 1998, pg 6B
Franklin Dennis Scurlock
BIRTH 26 MAY 1898 • Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 17 FEB 1972 • Dalton, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Married: 31 Dec 1921 • Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA
Regina A. Wallace
BIRTH 7 JULY 1903 • Alabama, USA
DEATH 29 JUN 1989 • Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Jeannette Catherine Scurlock
BIRTH 11 FEBRUARY 1929 • Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 9 JANUARY 2012 • Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Married: 2 Jun 1951 • Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Robert Earl Streeting
BIRTH 24 SEP 1923 • Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
DEATH 21 AUG 2011 • Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
He was the son of Walter Klause Steeting and Carolyn L. Brown
Jeanette and Robert would have five children
Franklin "Frank" Dennis Scurlock Jr
BIRTH 12 JAN 1935 • Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA
DEATH 15 MAY 2009 • Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA
Frank and Arlene would have four children: Michael , Kirk, Cindy and Sue
Frank Dennis Scurlock was born 26 May 1898 in Choctaw County, Alabama. He married Regina Wallace in 1922 and they had two children: Jeanette K Scurlock (born 1928) and Dennis Scurlock (unknown birth). In 1920, before his marriage, Frank and his mother and his brother Charles were living with their grandparents Ernie and Melissa Braswell in Choctaw County, Alabama. In 1930, Frank and his wife Regina and their children lived in Birmingham Township, Jefferson County, Alabama. Between that time he moved to Michigan. Frank died Feb 1974 in the town of Dalton, Muskegon County, Michigan.
Daisy Camilla Scurlock
BIRTH 14 OCT 1899 • Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 4 JAN 1997 • Bokeelia, Lee, Florida, USA
Married: 14 Mar 1922 • Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA
Paul Hobart Sarvis Sr.
BIRTH 2 JUN 1896 • Mark Center, Defiance, Ohio, USA
DEATH 24 NOV 1983 • Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA
Daisy and Paul would have three children:
Paul Hobart Sarvis Jr
BIRTH 13 APR 1925 • Alabama. USA
DEATH 13 SEP 2019 • Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, USA
Married: 26 Jun 1949 • Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, USA
Zora Nell Whetstone
BIRTH 31 JAN 1925 • Alabama, USA
DEATH 14 FEBRUARY 2008 • Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
She was the daughter of Adair Knight Whetstone and Caroline Wood
Funeral service for Nell Sarvis, 83, will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Lewis Archer officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Sarvis died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham. She was a member of the First United methodist Church where she was active in the Adult Choir for 35 years. She was preceded in death by parents, Dr. A. K. and Carrie Whetstone; sisters, Gertrude Arnold, Mae Lane, Olivia Whetstone, Agnes Woodward, Margaret Brown, Dollie Roberts, Deedie Remson; brother, Bill Whetstone. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Paul Sarvis Jr. of Sylacauga; sons, Paul Sarvis III of Sylacauga, John Sarvis and wife Ellen of McCalla; brother, Wood Whetstone of Jackson, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Sarah Whitman of Sylacauga. Visitation will be Friday Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel. Online registry at www.mem.com.
Betty Jeanne Sarvis
BIRTH 14 SEP 1926 • Birmingham Junction, Alabama
DEATH 4 OCT 1992 • Gulf Shores, Baldwin, Alabama, USA
Doris Camilla Sarvis
BIRTH 31 AUG 1929 • Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA
DEATH 2 MAR 2017 • Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA
Married Firstly: 17 Jun 1952 • Marion, Indiana, USA
Divorced: 16 Jul 1970 • Lee, Florida, USA
William Leonard Pierpont
BIRTH 3 OCT 1931 • Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
DEATH 7 MAR 1977 • Lee, Florida, USA
Son of William Laurence Pierpont and Lois Irene Leonard
Married Secondly: 28 Jan 1972 • Lee County, Florida, USA
Emil M. Angel
BIRTH 2 SEP 1922 • Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
DEATH 20 MAR 2014 • Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA
Son of Anthony Aloyisus Angel and Theresa Rosalie Dombrowski
Charles Braswell Scurlock
BIRTH 14 FEB 1901 • Ararat, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 19 NOV 1950 • Fort Miley, San Francisco County,
The Birmingham News - 24 Nov 1950 - Page 14
Charley B. Skurlock
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Brown service
chapel in Norwood for Charley Braswell Skurlock , 49.
Time for the service will be announced. Burial will be in
Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Skurlock died Sunday in San
Francisco. He had lived in Birmingham, 1917- to 1940.
He was em-ployed by the Southern Railroad and was a
member of the St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Jeannette Nichols, Glou-
cester, Massachusetts; Mrs. Lucille McMeans, Birming-
ham; and Miss Daisy Dow, San Francisco,; one brother,
Frank D.. Skurlock, Muskeegon, Michigan.
BIRTH 14 OCT 1864 • Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 24 MAR 1963 • Ararat, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
The Choctaw Advocate (Butler Alabama) Mar. 28, Thursday, page 3
Miss Lou Scurlock passes at age 98
Miss Lou Scurlock, 98 year old native Choctaw Countian, died Sunday
at the home of her niece Mrs. John Green, at Gilbertown. Miss.
Scurlock was born at the Ararat area and made her home there for
most of her life.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM Monday afternoon at the Ararat
cemetery with the Rev. Ingram officiating. She is survived by one
brother, D. P. Scurlock, Sr. of Butler. Pallbearers were Jack, Aaron,
Wash and Don Scurlock. John Green, Jr., and Truman Powe.
DON PEDRO SCURLOCK
Don Pedro Scurlock Sr was born 14 Dec 1866.
On his 100th birthday the local newspaper wished a wonderful Happy Birthday with banner headlines...they did not know he would live well past 104. This is the article from the 100th birthday greetings of the newspaper:
"Perhaps it does take a bit of journalistic license to print a headline in a newspaper wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DON PEDRO SCURLOCK SR. However we feel wholly justified to take this means to wish Mr. Don P. Scurlock Sr a very ahppy 100th birthday. Anybody with stamina and good fortune to reach the century mark deserves some recognition. Mr. Sculrock's life began in Choctaw County, Alabama 100 years ago. At that time Alabama was occupied by Federal Troops and carpetbaggers who descended on the South after the Civil War. Times were hard then. Mr. Scurlock's father who had fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy decided to move his wife and family with others to Sao Paulo Brazil. They took a ship and the journey and seas were rough. The elder Scurlock was taken ill and died at sea where he was buried. Mrs. Scurlock was left with 5 children to support and care for. The Scurlock family lived in Sao Paulo Brazil for nine years before returning to the U.S. Don Pedro Scurlock Sr married Lucy Caroline Green on 23 Aug 1899. They had ten children."
From another article:
The Choctaw advocate Thursday, December 15, 1966
Don P. Scurlock
Perhaps it does take a bit of journalistic license to print
a headline like the one above but we feel holy justified
in taking this means to wish Mr. Don P. Scurlock, Senior
a very happy one hundredth birthday anybody with the
stamina and good fortune to reach the century mark cer-
tainly deserves some recognition.
Mr. Scurlock life began in Choctaw County exactly 100 years ago yesterday. At that time Alabama was occupied by federal troops and carpetbaggers who had to send it on the south after the Civil War, which had been over for scarcely a year. Times were hard then.
Mr. Scarlet's father, thought to have been in poor health when our local centenarian was born, had decided to leave the occupied confederacy with his family and move to Brazil. It is thought that he did so because of poor health but it is also possible that his decision was affected by the heavy migration of southerners to Brazil after the war was lost.
The Scurlock family sailed for Brazil when the van and then Don P. Scurlock was only a few weeks old. In fact, some of his children maintain that he was only one day old when the family left.
The journey to Brazil was a long and stormy wind for the Scurlock family. It was tragic to end that the elder Mr. Scurlock was taken ill and died while the ship was still several days out of port in the south Atlantic. He was buried at sea leaving Mrs. Kurlak with five young children to support and care for.
The Scurlock family lived in Brazil for about nine years before returning to the United States. Mr. scala, now nearly totally blind, remembers that at one. In his childhood the Brazilian store afraid that their country was going to war and that all the young men began getting married to avoid the draft. The war didn't start though, and Mr. Scurlock remember that he was amazed at the plight of the draft dodgers.
Don Pedro Scurlock Sr died 8 Mar 1970 and is buried beside is wife Lucy Green Scurlock at Corinth Cemetery, Choctaw County, Alabama.
And from a third article (A little repetitive but some additional insight)
The Choctaw advocate December 14, 1966
Don P. Scurlock, Sr.
Mr. Scurlock said that when he was growing up he spent most
of his life working on a farm. He also worked in a store but
said he likes farming a lot better "cause you can sit down when
you want to." He contracted the economy in Choctaw County
then and now by telling that when he was a young man farm-
hands were paid $10 per month and board.
And commenting on the government Mr. Scurlock said that he
believed Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson were the best
presidents he could remember. He said he liked them because
they seem to serve the people fairly and honestly.
Mr. Scurlock didn't have any comment about the present gov-
ernment but we imagine there is a soft spot in his heart for the
Social Security department. Mr. Scurlock was presented with
a personal birthday greeting from the director of Social Security
at his home yesterday!
National number Mr. Scurlock and his late wife were the parents of a family of 10 children. Eight of them are still living and among them are butler councilman Don P. Scurlock, Junior., Mrs. Mary Barbara, John Scurlock, Jack Scurlock of Silas, Washington Scurlock, Butler, Aaron Scurlock, Pensacola, Florida., Mrs. John Green, Jr., Gilbert town, and Mrs. C. R. Ezell, Lisman.
Again all of us at the Choctaw advocate, and in the community as well, say happy birthday Mr. Scurlock. We hope this will be a memorable occasion for you and that you will enjoy many, many more.
Don Pedro and Lucy Caroline would have ten Children:
Don Pedro Scurlock Sr. at 103
Scurlock Home-Place, Choctaw County, Alabama
Zallie Green Scurlock
BIRTH 23 JUN 1900 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 24 AUG 1952 • Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Married: 03 Mar 1923 • Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Samuel Lee Webb
BIRTH 16 APR 1886 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 29 JULY 1952 • Sterling, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA
BIRTH 8 MAY 1925 • Butler Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 12 JUN 1998 • Orange Beach, Baldwin, Alabama, USA
Married: Jun 6 1943 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
John Louis Steele
BIRTH 26 MARCH 1925 • Chatom, Washington, Alabama
DEATH 25 JUNE 2006 • Spanish Fort, Baldwin, Alabama, USA
Camilla Tina Webb
BIRTH 5 MAY 1927 • Butler, Choctaw, Alabama, USA
DEATH 24 JUNE 1992 • Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Sammie Lee Webb
BIRTH 13 NOV 1929 • Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
DEATH 23 JUL 2007 • Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Married Secondly: 14 Mar 1953 • Escambia County, Florida, USA
Jack Perry DeLoach
BIRTH 28 JUL 1917 • Evans County, Georgia, USA
DEATH 15 FEB 2001 • Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Son of Glenn Elliott DeLoach and Eola Eveline Daniel