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Witt Family from Livingston, Alabama
May 1, 2010
10:36 am
Diana Witt
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February 17, 2009

I am searching for the parents of Henry Witt, born in 1843, in Livingston, Al.  I have the census that says his father was born in North Carolina or Virginia and his mother was born in Alabama.  Henry married two sisters (Jane Clay & Morning(Moanan) Clay and had a total of 11 or 12 children.  

I have Henry with his wife Jane on the 1870 Sumter County, Alabama census with their children.  On the 1880 Sumter County, Alabama census, he is married to Morning (Moaning-Moanan Clay).  I also would love to be able to verify Jane and Morning heritage.  I have been told they were Cherokee indians.  On the census they are listed as mulatto.

I have been searching for a long time and have not been able to go any futher.  Can someone please help?

Diana Witt

February 6, 2010
12:13 pm

I am trying to research the possibility of there being a plantation in North Carolina or Alabama in which the owner/owners name was Jolly or Jolley. I am a descendent of a family of Jollys who originated from these two state. In the 1880 census it has my great great grandfather (Alfred Jolly-DOB abt 1834-NC) listed as a farmer in Bluff Port, Sumter, AL and his family (Betty Stewart Jolly, Elizabeth-wife, Mary Ferrell-wife)Sam, Johnson, Foster, U.S. Grant, Anna, Sarah, Robert, Charles, Salina, Cora, Rachel May,James Kinnard, Laura May, Rilla A-Mulatto & Martha Williamson) as farm hands or were children at that time. Mary was listed as a housekeeper. Alfred Jolly was listed as being born in NC. However most of his children were born in Livingston, AL. Rachel May was listed as a farmer, also. All of them lived in the same area or plantation in Bluff Port - Precinct 10-Livingston, AL. If you have any information on any of these people or know of a plantation in NC or AL in which my family could have come from please contact me. If you think you may be a descendant of anyone listed above please contact me immediately.

April 22, 2010
11:39 am
Diana Witt
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February 17, 2009

I am still searching for any information on the Witt Family from Livingston, Ala. One census says his father was from South Caroline and another one says North Caroline. Can anyone please help me go futher in my research.


Diana Witt

April 23, 2015
11:14 pm
Dorothy Jolly-Cheath

Our family register report starts with Betty Steward Jolly, she is listed as being born 1810, but husband's name unknown.She was born in N. Caroline She had two sons Alfred Jolly and Sam Jolly.

Alfred Jolly (died in Alabama) and Elizabeth (born in Livingston, Sumter, Alabama) had 9 children, Samuel S Jolly, Anna Jolly, Cora Jolly, Sarah Jolly, Foster Jolly, Grant Jolly Robert Jolly, Johnson Jolly, and Emma Jolly. However, i found info where there was an interview wiith Emma Jolly and she states her parents were Alfred Jolly and Cassie Hawkens. We also show that Alfred may of been married to Mary Ferrel or Terrell?

My great grandfather is Samuel S Jolly, married to Rilla Ann Williamson. They were married in Dec 1896 in Holton KS and they had 13 kids. Out of the 13 kids, my grandfather was born Samuel L. Jolly Sr and he married Mildred L (Rednolds) Jolly and they had 6 kids. One of them my father Eugene L Jolly Sr.

Every two years our Jolly Family host a family reunion in which Generation 3 (Samuel S Jolly and Rilla A Williamson-Jolly) branches come together to celebrate. Not all branches are active, nor do we know where everyone is, but we try to continue our Legacy.

We too are looking for more information on the plantation and any other information regarding our family. I am hosting our 2016 reunion next year in July.

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