Covington County, Alabama Genealogy Trails
DAVIS, DEWITT C.
DeWitt C. Davis, member consitutional convention, 1861, from Covington County. Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Published by The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921; Transcribed by C. Anthony.
HARDAGE, JOEL THOMAS
Joel Thomas Hardage, teacher, was born Novemher 4, 1863, at Carrolton, Ga.; son of James McKenny and Sarah (Jackson) Hardage, the former a native of Georgia, who served in Co. I, Second Georgia regiment, C. S. Army, until he was fatally wounded; grandson of Adam and Marian (Woodall) Hardage, of Wilkinson County, Ga., and of Jesse and Mary (Brady) Jackson who moved from that county to Alabama, the former a veteran of the Indian War. Mr. Hardage was educated in the common schools, and in the high school of Rutledge, Crenshaw County. He is a farmer and teacher, and has been for five terms superintendent of education of Covington County, entering office in 1892. He represented Covington County in the State legislature in 1915. He is a Democrat. Married: February 10, 1887, near Rose Hill, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Wendell W. and Matilda (Jones) Taylor, of that place, the former who served In Co. B, Eighteenth Alabama Infantry regiment, C. S. Army, and as commissioner of Covington County for several terms. Residence: Opp. Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Published by The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921; Transcribed by C. Anthony.
LEE, GEORGE WASHINGTON
George Washington Lee, Baptist minister, was born October 30, 1842, in Covington County, and died at McKenzie, Butler County; son of Greenbery and Martha Jane (Taylor) Lee, the former a native of Putnam County, Ga., who went to Alabama and resided at West- over, Covington County; grandson of Richard and Martha Taylor, of Putnam County, Ga. Mr. Lee received a limited education in the country schools; was ordained a Primitive Baptist minister, November 15, 1871; was in the ministry for forty years, serving churches in Butler, Covington, Crenshaw and Conecuh Counties, and other places; was clerk of the Antioch Primitive Association for thirty years; and was pastor for thirty years of Elizabeth church. For ten years he taught school, and for two terms was tax collector of Butler County. He represented Butler County in the State legislature in 1903. During the War of Secession, he was a member of Co. B, and Co. C, Seventeenth Alabama infantry regiment, C. S. Army, and lost his arm at Vicksburg. He was a Democrat. Married: (1) February 17, 1864, to Rhoda A. E. Mitchell, daughter of R. M. J. Mitchell; (2) to Rebecca L., daughter of Joseph Howell, of Butler County. Last residence: McKenzie. Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Published by The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921; Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.
LEE, WILLIAM ITHAMER
William Ithamer Lee, teacher, was born August 13, 1876, in Covington County; son of Samuel Asberry and Hulda (Deal) Lee of McKenzie, the former a Confederate soldier; grandson of Eli and Sarah (Piles) Lee, of Covington County, and of George W. and Tabitha Deal, of Butler County. The Lees came from England and settled inSouth Carolina, later moving to Georgia and from there to Alabama. Mr. Lee received his education in the public schools of Butler County; in Georgiana high school; and the State normal school, Troy. He began teaching in 1898; taught eleven years in the public schools of Butler, Covington and Geneva Counties, and for nine years as principal of the McKenzie public school; was mayor of McKenzie, 1912; and was elected to legislature from Butler County, 1918. He is a Democrat; a Methodist; and a Woodman of the World. Married: October 21, 1903, at McKenzie, to Ethel Estelle, daughter of James R. and Mit- tie Harper of McKenzie; granddaughter of Robert Alexander and Susie (Purnell) Harper, and of John and Sarah (Sellers) McPherson. Children: 1. Mary Evelyn; 2. Hulda Madia. Residence: McKenzie. Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Published by The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921; Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.
MCLEOD, JOHN COLEMAN
John Coleman McLeod, physician, was born April 2, 1878, at Clayton, Barbour County; son of John C. and Alice (Baker) McLeod, of White Oak Springs and Eufaula; grandson of Daniel and P. R. McLeod, and of James and Nancy Baker, all of Barbour County. Dr. McLeod was educated in the common schools of Barbour and Henry Counties; the Southeast Alabama agricultural school, Abbeville, and the medical department of the University of Alabama, Mobile, from which he graduated, 1904, with the degree of M. D. He began the practice of his profession in May, 1904, at Bakerhill, where he remained for one year; lived at Elba, Coffee County, two years; and at Opp, where he has practiced for the last ten years. He was a member of the city council at Opp for six years; and was elected to the legislature from Covington County, 1918. He is a Democrat; a Presbyterian; a Mason; a Shriner; a Knight of Pythias; and a Woodman of the World. Married: February 22, 1906, at Elba, to Myrtle L., daughter of William J. and Rebecca Hutchison. Residence: Opp. [History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 4 by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankead Owen, 1921 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
PRESTWOOD, JAMES MORGAN
James Morgan Prestwood was born April 24, 1881, at Andalusia, Covington County; son of James Austin and Mary Elizabeth (Fletcher) Prestwood, both of Covington County; grandson of Thomas Francis and Margurite Prestwood, of Coffee County, the former who fought in the War of Secession, falling mortally wounded at Resaca, and of Andrew Jackson and Martha Fletcher, of Covington County; and great-grandson of John McIntosh, a native of Scotland. The Fletchers were originally from Virginia. Mr. Prestwood received his early education in the public and private schools of Andalusia; in 1901 was graduated from Howard college, A. B.; and received the degree of LL. B. at the University of Alabama in 1903. He has been practicing law in Andalusia since 1903; and served as senator from the seventeenth senatorial district in the 1919 session of the State legislature. He is a Democrat; a Baptist; a Mason; and a Woodman of the World. Married: October 19, 1904, at Andalusia, to Ellie Jane Snead, of Scotch ancestry, the daughter of John Morgan and Sibbie Annie (Kennedy) Snead, of that place, the former who was a soldier in the C. S. Army, a member of Co. H, Fifty-seventh Alabama, Scott's Brigade, Loring's Division, Johnson's Corps. Children: 1. Sibbie Louise; 2. Mary Rosalind; 3. Roger Austin; 4. James Morgan; 5. Hugh Loring; 6. Ara Jean. Residence: Andalusia. [History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 4 by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankead Owen, 1921 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
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