Genealogies of Baldwin County
The Descendants of Charles Conway and Chloe Turner: Charles and Chloe were early settlers of the Tensaw region. They came to the area soon after the Revolutionary War. Some speculate they were Tories. They remained in the region and were landowners during the Spanish reign. Baptismal records of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, AL, attest to their presence in the region. Family names include Conway, Bankester, Buck, White, Hastings, Chastang, Tarvin, and Wilkins.
The Descendants of Richardson (Dick) Johnson, Courtesy of Beverly Norman; family names include Johnson, Wilson, Quinley, Phillips, Norman, Durant, Brown, Davis, and many others. Place names include Sibley's Mill, Bromley, Gravella, Rabu, Blacksher, Tensaw, Saucier, Crossroads, Stockton, Perdido, and Little River.
The Hadley Society: Benjamin Hadley was the first Hadley in Baldwin County - during the time it was Montgomery County, Mississippi Territory. An interesting story about old Ben goes something like this: During the Revolutionary War, Ben's father was shot by the Tories in their North Carolina community and Ben was taken to an island in the middle of the Cape Fear River (in the Carolinas). The Tories tied and bound him, leaving him to be tortured to death by the elements, wild animals, and insects. A few months later, the Tories were taken by surprise when they once again faced Ben in battle. When this story was told to one of Ben's descendant, he replied, "They really thought they would keep a Hadley down by tying him in the woods? They didn't know the Hadleys!" That's the truth - the modern day Hadleys are very probably the best woodsmen in Baldwin County.
The Childress Family Tree Descendants of Alfred Filmore Childress
Descendants of Mssr. de Carterette Willis Catrett was a farmer in Pike County, AL. In 1863, he sold his farm and moved to Stockton, Baldwin County, AL. He moved his family from Troy to the 840 acres of land he purchased from the Michael Melton heirs for $10,450. This land was near Tensaw lake . The Willis Catrett home place was located east of the row of pines trees east of the Bryant Home on Baldwin CR-21, the Bryant's Landing road.
An O'Farrell Family History A history of our O'Farrell,Gillman, Wiggins, Sellers, Coleman, Byrd, and other ancestors in Northwest Florida and South Alabama
A Lasting Love and Legacy: Annie Missouri Flowers Wilson A history of John Wilson and Annie Flowers, who lived in Blackshear, Baldwin County, Alabama. John established a turpentine still and the Wilson Naval Store Company with his brother Robert. He owned the first Cadillac in Baldwin County; a 1912 Cadillac Touring Car.
Dickenson Tree The southeastern Dickinsons here descend from John and Rebeckah Dickinson of Colonial Bertie, North Carolina. They emerged victorious from the War for Independence to populate the cotton frontier from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Thomaston, Georgia. More specifically, many found themselves in Hancock county, Georgia, the portal into the interior of the Mississippi Territory.
That migration brought them into contact with other family members- the Mvskokes that settled the great river basins of Alabama, including the Tensaw community of Baldwin county. With the massacre at Ft. Mims in 1813, these families were torn by a war waged amongst (and against) their own people. After that conflict, the Tensaw either assimilated within the larger culture around them, retreated into the pine barrens around the Head of Perdido (eventually coalescing into the Poarch Creek Band) or were removed beyond the Mississippi.