EARLY SETTLERS OF ALABAMA 

(Part 2 - Section 3 - Page 2)

by Col. James Edmonds Saunders
Lawrence County, Alabama
With NOTES AND GENEALOGIES
By his granddaughter ELIZABETH SAUNDERS BLAIR STUBBS,
New Orleans, LA 1899

Transcribed and Submitted by Debra Hudson

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BIBB FAMILY.

Family records of Hon. William Crawford Bibb, of Montgomery; Col. Robert A. Hardaway, of Tuscaloosa; Mrs. Eliza Hopkins, Thomas B. Hopkins, and Mrs. Martha Dandridge Bibb.

BENJAMIN1 BIBB came from Wales to Hanover county, Va.  Whom he married is not known.  It is said he was a Huguenot who fled to Wales after the revocation of Edict of Nantes, 1685.  He had three sonsJames2, William2 and Thomas2.  Of these

1.  WILLIAM2 BIBB* had issue:  1.  John3 Bibb;  2. Nancy3 married Robert Edwards;  3. Mary3 married Barton Key.William and Mary Quarterly, VII, 103.  The son

1.  JOHN3 BIBB, of Goochland (will 24th May, 1769; proved 17th July, 1769).  A John Bibb, in 1738, entered 800 acres in Amelia county, on Buffalo river, and in 1745, 1200 acres, and in 1759, 150 acres.(Records.)  Married Susannah, daughter of William Bigger.  His will mentions:  Sons Richard, John, James, William and daughters Susannah, wife of James Clark, (whom she married 19th May, 1762); Elizabeth, wife of William Farrar; my granddaughter, Lucy Clark, my granddaughter, Susannah Eliz. Bibb; my father-in-law, William Bigger.  In an affidavit made by Judge Benajah S. Bibb, of Montgomery,: says Col. R. A. Hardaway, he gives the sons of John as above, and mentions Nancy and Lucy Bibb as his two daughters.  But, as he states, he does not remember Nancys marriage, and give Lucy as married to David Clark, she was probably the granddaughter of the will.  It was evident he had not seen a copy of his grandfathers will.  Of these six children

I.  RICHARD4 BIBB married, in Prince Edward county, Lucy Booker, daughter of the wife of his brother William Bibb, and hence half-sister to Williams children.  He was member of the Assembly (1787) from Prince Edward, with John Clarke; trustee of Hampton Sidney College, Virginia, 1784-1807.(Virginia Almanack.) Removed to Kentucky.  A Capt. Richard Bibb was of the Goochland militia in the Revolution.(Virginia

*William Bibb (1744) 1200 acres in Amelia county, 150 in 1759 and 40 in 1774.  William Bibb, trustee (1788) for Warminster, Amherst county.Hening and Land Book.

Robert Bibb entered 180 acres in Amelia county in 1744.Amelia Land Book.

Rev. Richard Bibb, of the Protestant Episcopal Church, South, was an eloquent and eminent minister in Virginia.

Martha, widow of Nathaniel West, and before that, of Gideon Macon; married 3d (1727) Mr. Bigger, a Scotchman.  Her daughter, Unity West, married (1719) William Dandridge and had Nathaniel West Dandridge, who married Dorothy Spotswood (b. 1733, d. 1773), parents of Nathaniel West Dandridge (b. 1762, d. 1810), who married Sally, daughter of John Watson and Mary Bigger, daughter of Mr. Bigger above.  (See William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. V, 139.)  Ann, daughter of William and Unity (West) Dandridge, married Mr. Dancy.  Susanna Bibb to James Clark, of Amelia county; daughter of John Bibb.  Security, William Bibb.  John Bibbs letter of consent.  Witnesses John Bigger, William Bibb and John Bibb, Jr.  (Goochland County Marriage Bonds).

 

 

Magazine History, VI, 402.)  Issue:

1.  George M.5 Bibb, of Kentucky, b. 1772; d. Georgetown, D. C., 14th April, 1859; student William and Mary College, Va., 1795; graduate of Princeton; distinguished lawyer and Chief Justice of Kentucky; U. S. Senator (1811), succeeding Henry Clay, and again; in 1829, with Henry Clay; Secretary of Navy, 1844, under President Tyler (succeeded by Robert John Walker under James K. Polk); continued his law practice in Washington, and wrote Reports of Kentucky.  Married (I) Rebecca Latham Ashton, and (II) Mrs. Horsley, ne Scott, of Kentucky.  (See National Encyclopedia).

2.  Major Richard5 Bibb died Russellville, Ky., 1839.  Freed his slaves, leaving his son, Zach. Bibb, his executor to carry out this provision of his will.  One colony of these was located on his lands near Russellville, and called Bibbtown, and consisted, in 1896, of about seventy-five people.  He also left them money, stock and provisions.  The other colony located in Liberia, Africa.  The son

      Zach. Bibb, born 1798, died Frankfort, Ky., 1893, administered his fathers bequest to the letter, even adding to it much of his own wealth in trying to encourage his African colony, of which much has been written in periodicals and papers.

3.  John5 Bibb, b. 1789; d. Russellville, Ky., when nearly a hundredloved by all for his goodness and many charities; no children.

4.  Mrs. Burnley5; descendants in Frankfort, Ky.

5.  Mrs. Slaughter5, mother of Richard Bibb5 Slaughter, lawyer, who removed to Courtland, Ala., in its early settlementbut afterward returned to Kentucky.  Her grandson, Thomas I.7 Slaughter, lives in New York (1880).

Her daughter, Mary6 Slaughter, married (1807) Gabriel Jones Lewis, and had Elizabeth Lewis7, married Col. Samuel Starling, of Hopkinsville, Ky., and had Fielding8, Thomas8 and Mary8 Starling.

It is regretted this list of descendants of Richard Bibb, of Kentucky, is so imperfect.  But there was no reply to letters of inquiry about them.

II.  JOHN4 BIBB, born in Virginia.

III. JAMES4 BIBB, born in Virginia.  Removed to Elbert county, Ga., with his brother William, and there left many descendants, who are scattered, says Governor Gilmers Georgians.

IV.  WILLIAM4 BIBB, of Prince Edward county, Virginia (b. Hanover county, 1735).  Removed to Prince Edward county in 1774.  Member of the Convention in 1774-5, and of Committee of Safety, Prince Edward county, 1775, Captain in Revolutionary Army, and Sheriff in 1789.  Married in Prince Edward county, (1) Mrs. Booker (ne Clark), and (II) 4th of December, 1779, Sally Wyatt, sister of Col. Joseph Wyatt, of Charlotte, and relative of Mrs. Washington through the Dandridge family.  MarriedCaptain William Bibb, of Prince Edward county, to Miss Sally Wyatt, of New Kent, an amiable young lady, with a handsome fortune.(Virginia Gazette.)  They removed to Elbert county, Ga., 1789, where he died, 1796.  (His widow married, when elderly, William Barnett* of Elbert county, Ga., who was also old, and with grown children.)  Mrs. Bibb was born in 1769, and died 15th August, 1826, at the home of her son, Governor William Wyatt Bibb, Autauga county, Ala.  Issue:  1st marriage (Clark)  1. Elizabeth5, 2. Lucy5, 3. Hannah5, 4. Sally Booker5.  Issue:  2d marriage:  (Wyatt) 5. William Wyatt5, (Gov.) 6. Thomas5, (Gov.) 7. Peyton5, 8. John Dandridge5, 9. Joseph5, M. D., 10. Benajah Smith5, 11. Delia5, 12. Martha D.5  Of these:

Mrs. Barnetts sister, Nancy Wyatt, married Frank Scott, and lived in her widowhood in Lawrence county, Ala., in its early settlement, with her daughter, Mrs. Jamison.  There Mrs. Barnett came to visit her, after a separation of many years.  The aged sisters met at the Mountain Springs camp meeting, and their pathetic interview affected the audience to tears.  (See Wyatt.)

 

 

I.  ELIZABETH5 BIBB, m. (1) Cap. John Scott, and moved to Franklin, Tenn.  Issue:

1.  William6 Scott, m. -----.  Issue:  two sons.  2.  John6 Scott.  No issue.  3.  Lucy6 Scott, married Branch Bibb, son of John Bibb, and died in Todd county, Ky., leaving children:  Henry7, Susan7 and John7 Bibb.  Mrs. Elizabeth Scott m. (II), Mr. Clarke, and had two children.

3.  HANNAHBIBB, m. (I), Peyton Wyatt, and (II) Major John Tittle.  Issue:  (1st Mar.) 1. William6 Wyatt.  2. Peter6 Wyatt.  Issue:  (2d Mar.) 3. John6 Tittle,  4. Margaret6, (b. 1809), m. Dr. Fowler, of Montgomery, Ala., and died in New York, 1893.  5. Harriet6, m. (I) ----- Darden, and (II) ----- Knox, of Autauga, Ala.  No issue.

 4.  SARAH BOOKER5 BIBB, m. (I) Marable Walker, of Augusta, Ga.  No issue; and m. (II), Archelaus Jarrett,* of Elbert county, Ga.  Issue:

(1)  Martha Bibb6 Jarrett, married Robert S. Hardaway, of Columbus, Ga.  Their son, Col. Robert A.7 Hardaway, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who died in 1899, was a splendid example of the gentleman of the Old South and a brave Confederate officer, and afterward professor in Agricultural and Mechanical College, Auburn, Ala., and later, in the University of Alabama.  He was a charming conversationalist and friend.  Married Miss Early, of Georgia, the perfect wife and mother.  Issue:  Early8 and Benjamin8 Hardaway.  Both married.

(2)  Eliza Dandridge6 Jarrett, married (I) Llewellyn Hudson, of Patawamba county, Ga., and (II) George W. Ross, of Mobile, Ala.  Issue, first marriage (Hudson), Sallie7, Anna7 and Virginia7  Hudson; second marriage (Ross), Lula7 and George7 Ross.

5.  WILLIAM WYATT5 BIBB, M. D., and Governor of Alabama (b. Prince Edward county 1781, d. 10th July, 1820, in Autauga county, Ala., from the effects of a fall from his horse, which became frightened in a violent thunderstorm); graduated at Medical College, Philadelphia; member Georgia Legislature, and U.S. Congress from Georgia, 1806, and U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1810; and Territorial and State Governor of Alabama, 1817-20; declined appointment as minister to Russia (on account of health) by President Madison.  Practiced his profession first, in Petersburg, Elbert county, Ga., and there married Mary, daughter of Col. Holman Freeman, The belle and beauty of Broad river.  Issue:

1.  George Bailey6 Bibb, a student of the Pestolozzian School which the Hon. William H. Crawford established in Georgia; married -----.  Issue:  1. George7  Bibb.  2. William7 Bibb, of Decatur, Ala., and

* Robert1 and Mary Jarrett, of New Kent county, had a son, Robert2, b. 1698; Robert2 Jarrett married -----.  Issue:  Mary (b. 1721, David (1723), Robert (1724) and Susannah (1727).

Devereux Jarrett, married -----, and had Mary (born 1724), Archelous (b. 1726), Anne (b. 1727), Fanny (b. 1728). New Kent County St. Peters Parish Register.

To this family belonged the great preacher, Devereux Jarrett (b. New Kent, 1733, d. 1801), minister Bath parish, Dinwiddie and Brunswick counties, 1763 to 1780, (which was taken from Bristol parish, 1742, and all once in Prince George county, until Dinwiddie was taken from Prince George, 1752).  He said he was named for Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, in whose army his grandfather served.  His father was a carpenter, who died when he was seven years old, and leaving him to the care of his elder brother, Robert, who inherited the estate.  He married a daughter of Mr. Claiborne, of Dinwiddie, or Brunswick.Meade, Vol. 1.

D. Hardaway, vestry of old Blandford Church, Petersburg, 1788.  Daniel Hardaway was of the vestry of Grubhill Church, Amelia county, 1790.

 

Lands of Holman Freeman, in Henrico county, processioned 1739, and also his widow  Bridges Freeman, Burgess, 1629 for Pashbyhoy, and (1632) for Chickahominy (Records and Hening, 1 Vol.).  Henry Freeman of York county, died 1676,--Henry Freemans will, 1680, (Records).

 

 

formerly of Dallas county.  (Descendants not obtained.)

2.  Mary6  Bibb married Alfred Vernon Scott, of Montgomery (b. 5th August, 1803), his first wife.  Issue:  I. Mary Sophia7 Scott, died young.  II. Eliza Ann7 Scott, married James Boykin.  Issue:  Mary B., Charlotte T., James Burwell, Ernest and Thomas.  III.  John Randolph7 Scott.  IV. Ellen7 Scott, married Robert D. Boykin.  Issue:  Catherine, Sarah, and Robert D.  V. Thomas James7 Scott, C. S. A.  Killed in battle of Seven Pines.  (See Scott Family Pamphlet by Mrs. Semple.)

6.  THOMAS5 BIBB, Governor of Alabama (b. 1783, d. 20th September, 1839, Huntsville, Alabama) moved from Elbert county, Georgia, to Huntsville, Alabama, 1816.  Succeeded his brother, as the second Governor of Alabama (1820) by virtue of being president of the Senate 1818.  Member of Convention to frame Constitution of Alabama, 1818; and also Convention 1825, to amend the same, and afterward, several times in the Legislature.  Of great intellectual force and indomitable energy, and of marked distinction of bearing.  Very wealthy.  Married Parmelia, daughter of Robert Thompson and Sarah Watkins (who was b. 1760) only daughter of James and Martha (Thompson) Watkins, Virginia.  Their home, near Huntsville, Alabama, was Belle Mina.  (See Watkins and Thompson families.)  Issue: 

1.  Adaline6;  2.  Emily6;  3. Thomas6;  4. William Dandridge6;  5. Porter6;  6. Elmira6;  7. Robert Thompson6;  8. Eliza Parmelia6; and three who died in infancy.  Of these:

1.  ADELINE6 BIBB (b. 1806, d. 1894), married (1821) Major James Bradley.  Issue:

I.  Susan7 Bradley (b. 1823, d. 1893), m. (1839), Thomas W. White.  Issue:

1. Adeline (b. 1840.)  Unmarried.  2. Alexander8 (b. 1842) m. (1870) Maria Withers, and has two sons.  3. James Bradley8 (b. 1844) m. (1866) Susie Withers, and has three living children.  4.  William8 (b. 1846) unmarried.  5. Ellen8 (b. 1848, d. 1870) m. Charles Hunt; no issue.  6. Bessie8 (b. 1850) unmarried.  7. Jane8 (b. 1852) unmarried.  8. Thomas8 (b. 1854) unmarried.  9. Frank8 (b. 1856) married.  10. Addison8 (b. 1858) unmarried.  II.  Sarah Ann7 Bradley (b. 1824) unmarried, and living in 1899.  III  Thomas Bibb7 Bradley (b. 1826, d. 1854), never married.  IV. James Pleasants7 Bradley (b. 1828, died young.)  V.  William7 Bradley (b. 1835; d. 1880) married; two children.  VII.  Pattie7 Bradley (b. 1840, d. y.)  VIII. John7 Bradley (b. 1845, d. 1898), unmarried.  Talented and bright.  Prominent in railroad affairs, connected with Memphis and Charleston road in Alabama, and Assistant Manager of Mississippi Valley road, 1887, headquarters at New Orleans. 

2.  EMILY BIBB6 (b. 1808, d. 1854) m. (1825) James Ray Pleasants.  Issue:

I.  Julia7 Pleasants (b. 1826, d. 1871) m. Judge David P. Cresswell.  Issue:  Two children.  II. James Jay7 Pleasants (b. 1828, d. 1898), m. (1858) Laura Robinson; several children.  III. Adeline7 Pleasants d. y.  IV. Thomas Bibb Pleasants, d. y.  V. Emily7 Pleasants, m. W. Keenan Hill.  Three sons, all married.  IV. Samuel Tarleton7 Pleasants (b. 1842, d. 1873), m. Mary, daughter of Dr. D. D. Shelby, of

* W. A. Bibb was the recipient last week of a beautiful photographic reproduction of a miniature of his grandmother, the wife of the first Governor of Alabama.  The miniature bears the date of 1807, and represents a sweet-faced young matron of perhaps 20 years.  The hair is dressed high with a fringe of soft curls on the forehead, and the dress about the neck is low and round; in general style it might be taken for a lady of to-day.  The resemblance to Mr. Bibb is quite striking.Decatur Advertiser, 1897.

In the western suburb of Huntsville, Ala., not far from the M. & C. R. R., are the tombs of the Rev. Charles Bibb, and of Sarah Bibb, who died Aug. 3, 1829, aged 83 (b. 1746), and near the site of an old Methodist church, erected by a first settler, Robert Langford.

John Pleasants came to Virginia from England, and settled in Henrico county, 1665.  He had sons:  Joseph (d. 1739) and John.  He was ancestor of Governor James Pleasants.  Mr. Brock, of Virginia, has a tree of this family, unbroken in named, though deficient in dates.

 

 

 

Madison county, Alabama.  Issue:  1. Shelby.  2. Marie.  VII. Robert Bibb7 Pleasants (b. 1848, d. 1884), unmarried.

 

3.  THOMAS6 BIBB (b. 1810, d. November, 1861), m. (1859) Anna Pickett.  Issue:  Sarah (b. 1861, d. 1897). 

 

4.  WILLIAM6 DANDRIDGE BIBB (b. 1710, d. 1880), m. Mary Mitchell.  No living issue.

5.  PORTER6 BIBB (b. 1814, died 1865), m. (1835) Mary Betts.  Issue:

I.  Henry Chambers7 Bibb (b. 1837, d. 1878), m. (1863) Ella ------, and had, 1. Fannie, d. y.;  2. Ella, m. Moro Farris, of Columbia, Tenn., and had two children. 

II.  Porter7 Bibb (b. 1839), m. (1863) Amelia Bradley, of Demopolis, Ala.  Issue:  1. Thomas8;  2. Porter8;  3. Bradley Bibb8, m. Miss Sanders, niece of Mrs. Col. Alva Ashford, of Courtland, Ala.  (ne Carrie Fletcher);  4. Mary8 Bibb, twin with Bradley, unm.;  5. Gussie8 Bibb, and others.

III.  Lockhart7 Bibb (b. 1841), m. (1865) Kate Bradley, of Demopolis, Ala.  Issue:  1. Porter8 (b. 1868, m.

-----, and living;  2. Eliza8 (b. 1871), unm., and others.

IV.  Thomas8, d. y.

V.  Mary Chambers7 Bibb (b. 1842, d. 1874), m. Wm. Eggleston.  Issue:  Eliza8 and and Pattie8, both unm.

VI.  Eliza7 Bibb (b. 1844), m. (1774) William Greet; two sons and two daughters, unm.

VII. Robert7 Bibb (b. 1846, d. 1883), m. Virginia Townes; son and three daughters.

 

6.  ELMIRA6 BIBB (b. 1814, d. 1865), m. (1833) Archibald E. Mills.  Issue:

I.  Thomas Bibb7 Mills, (b. 1835, d. 1868), m. Miss Goodman, of Montgomery, and left a daughter; II. William Bibb7 Mills (twin with Thomas; d. 1870); m. Miss Gilmore, Montgomery, Ala., and left one son;  III. Archibald E.7 Mills (b. 1838, d. 1890; married;  IV. Flora7 Mills (b. 1841, d. 1875), married Samuel Ragland.  No living issue.  V. Eliza7 Mills (b. 1843, d. y.); VI. Mary Martin7 Mills (b. 1845, d. y. ); VII.  John F.7 Mills, (b. 1847, d. 1880), unm.; VIII. Frank Martin7 Mills (b. 1850), married, and had two children; IX. George Bierne7 Mills (b. 1852), married; (not given).  X. Porter7 Mills (b. 1854), married, (not given).

 

7.  ROBERT THOMPSON6 BIBB, of Nashville, Tenn.  (b. 1818, d. 1861), married Anne Bradley.  No living issue.

8.  ELLA PAMELIA6 BIBB (b. 1821, d. Birmingham, Ala., 18th January, 1899), youngest child of Governor Bibb.  Gifted with the great vitality and individuality of her notable ancestry, and preserving her bright intellect to the last, she survived all her contemporaries.  Her just pride of family was great, and she took encouraging interest in the compiling of these records.  Married (1836) Arthur Moseley Hopkins* (b. 1816, died 1866), son of Judge Arthur Hopkins, of Alabama, of whom is a lengthy notice in the Early Settlers (ante).  Issue:

I.  Maria Belle7 Hopkins (b. 1838; d. y.).

II. Arthur Francis7 Hopkins (b. 1840, d. y.). 

III. John Walker7 Hopkins (b. 1842, d. 1891), married (1866) Anna Cox.  Issue: 

1.  John Walker8 Hopkins (b. 1867, d. 1886), unm.   2. Lizzie May8 Hopkins (b. 1870), m. Duncan Harding, of Nashville, Tenn.  Widow with one son.  3. Arthur Mosley8 Hopkins (b. 1873), m. (1895) Fannie Bang, Nashville, Tenn.  Two children.  4. Ellie Cole8 Hopkins (b. 1876, d. 1898), m. (1896) Fred. Prescott, of Boston, Mass.  No issue.  5. Margaret8 (b. 1878, d. y.).  6. Charles Thomas8 (b. 1880, d. y.).  7. Thornton8 (b. 1883).

IV.  Thomas Bibb7 Hopkins, of Bowling Green Ky. (b. 1844), m. (1872) Virginia, daughter of Dr. A. Sydney Harris, of Limestone county, Ala.  (see Moore note).  Mr. Bibb is a merchant in high standing, dealing

*Arthur Moseley (1776), Committee of Safety, Amherst county, Va.

 

 

in hardware and house furnishing goods.  He takes much interest in his lineage, having greatly aided in perfecting this list of his grandfathers descendants.  Children: 

1.  Fannie8 Bibb (b. 1874, d. 1898), m. (1896) Vernon D. Leake, of Todd City, Ky., and left one child, Jennie V. Leake.  2. Sydney Harris8 Bibb (b. 1876, d. 1891).

V.  Arthur Moseley7  Hopkins (b. 1846, d. y.).

VI.  Bessie Moseley7 Hopkins (b. 1849, d. 1882).

VII.  Sallie Barnett8 Hopkins (b. 1851, d. 1877) unm.

VIII. Fannie Carter7 Hopkins (b. 1852, d. y.).

IX.  James Bennett7 Hopkins (1854), m. (1878) Madeline Sanders, daughter of Dr. Wm. Tell Sanders, of Limestone county, Ala.  Issue, three daughters.

X.  William Bibb7 Hopkins (b. 1854, twin with James; d. y.).

XI.  Porter Bibb7 Hopkins (b. 1856, d. y.).

XII. Frank Webb7 Hopkins, of Birmingham, Ala.  (b. 1858), m. (1880) Mary Harris, granddaughter of Dr. A. Sydney Harris, of Limestone county, Ala.  Has eight living children.  Of these, twin boys, born 1899.

XIII. Robert Thompson7 Hopkins, of Nashville, Tenn. (b. 1860), m. 1884) Ada Martin, Nashville, Tenn., and has two sons (one Robert8) and two daughters.

 

7.  REV. PEYTON5 BIBB, of M. E. Church, South (b. Prince Edward county, 1785, d. 1841); planter of Autauga county, Ala., educated by Dr. Waddel; married, says Governor Gilmer, Martha Cobb (niece of old William Cobb, who lived to be 111 years old, and when 110, married a girl of 18).  He also established the line of steamboats running from Montgomery to Mobile, Ala., before the time of railroads.  Issue:

1.  Nancy6, m. James Terry; both deceased.  One surviving child, Mrs. Sarah P7 Hardaway,.  2. Edna6, m. Zachariah Watkins, no surviving children.  3. Harriet6, m. Dr. Samuel Oliver, C. S. A.  Caroline7, Thomas Mills6, graduate of Annapolis with rank of lieutenant.  And officer in the Confederate navy, Julia7, m. Captain Hailes Taylor, C. S. A., Albert T., m. Priscilla Tyler, granddaughter of President Tyler, Joseph B.7 m. Sallie McDade, Orline7, m. Mr. Adams.  4. Peyton Dandridge6 Bibb, m. Sarah Allen, and had Loula D.7, Caroline E.7, unm. Walter7, m. Miss Spires, Henry Allen7, unm., Frances7, m. John Murrey, of Montgomery.  5. Colonel Joseph7 Bibb, m. his cousin Martha Dandridge Bibb.  6. Caroline6, m. Walter L. Coleman in 1869, Mayor of Montgomery.  No issue.  7. Frances6, m. Joseph P. Saffold, Judge of Chancery; and had Peyton B.7, Joseph P.7, Mary Ellen7, m. (I) Wm. Joseph, and m. (II) Dr. Walter Jackson, and had issue:  Fanny8, m. Whiting Brown; and Eliz8, m. Austin Pickett, son of the author of History of Alabama..  Martha8 , m. Charles Joseph; Caroline unm.; Willie8, m. Jordan Scovel; Sophie Lee8, m. Dr. Foster of Atlanta.  (Mrs. Martha D. Bibb.)

 

8.  JOHN DANDRIDGE5 BIBB, named for Mrs. Washingtons brother, at her request (b. Prince Edward county, Va., 10th March, 1788; d. 9th May, 1848, on plantation on Yazoo river, Carroll parish, Miss.); married (6th February, 1812) Mary Xenia (b. 1797; d. 1846); a lady of beauty and intelligence; daughter of John and Frances (Thompson) Oliver, of Petersburg, Georgia.  He studied law under Hon. Wm. H. Crawford, and practised with him as junior partner.  (See Oliver family.)

The wealth acquired by this marriage. Says Gov. Gilmer, enabled him to quit the profession of law for that of planting.  The removed to Madison county, Mississippi territory 1814, and to Montgomery City, Alabama Territory, 1818, and was judge of the Territorial Court, and State Senator, and member Constitutional Convention, then moved to Morgan county (above Decatur) 1827, returning finally to Montgomery, Ala.  This couple were buried in Mississippi, but remains were finally removed to Montgomery by their devoted son, William Crawford Bibb.  Issue:  (Family Bible.)

1.  Charles Sydney6, (b. Petersburg, Ga., 2d April, 1813, d. 8th July, 1813); 2. Elvira Antoinette6 (b. Madison county, Mississippi Territory, 6th September, 1814, d. in Columbus, Miss., 24th February, 1839); 3. Sarah Frances6 (b. Madison county 26th September, 1816, d. at Sharon, Montgomery county, Alabama, 19th September, 1821); 4. Mary Dandridge6 (b. Montgomery, Alabama Territory, 17th March, 1818, d. 14th October, 1821); 5. William Crawford6 (b. in Montgomery county 1st January, 1820, d. in Montgomery 23d May, 1896); 6. Edwin Augustus6 (b. 11th January, 1822, d. 28th September, 1835); 7. Lavinia Arabella6 (b. 20th January, 1824, d. 28th October, 1825); 8. John Dandridge6 (b. Morgan county, Alabama, 14th November, 1826, d. 27th August, 1827); 9. Dandridge Asbury6 (b. Morgan county, Alabama, 20th November, 1827, d. Morgan county, 1861); 10. Algernon Sydney6 (b. Morgan county, Alabama, 4th June, 1829); 11. Mary Cornelia6 (b. Columbus, Miss., 26th April, 1832, d. 5th September, 1832)she was twin with a still-born infant; 12. Laura Angerona6 (b. Columbus, Miss., 19th October, 1833, d. Tuskegee, Ala., July, 1866).  Of these:

2.  Elvira Antoinette7 (b. 1814), married (2d April, 1832) Dr. Samuel Booth Malone, of Columbus, Miss.  Issue:  1. Ellen8 Malone (b. 1834, d. 1864), m. William Gibson; died in Matagorda, Texas.  2. Ulwyn Booth8 Malone (b. 1836), C. S. A., killed in second battle of Manassas.  3. Antoinette Booth8 Malone (b. 1838), m. Alfred Glover, of Green county, Ala., and had several children.

5.  WILLIAM CRAWFORD6 Bibb (the fifth child), born 1st January, 1820, Montgomery county; d. Montgomery, 23d May, 1896; was named by his father for the Hon. Wm. H. Crawford, of Georgia (in return for his courtesy in naming a son John Dandridge Bibb Crawford).  Married (I), 11th May, 1842, Priscilla E. Sims, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. (b. 1823, died 10th April, 1852, in Montgomery, Ala.).  He m. (II), 13th June, 1853, Rebecca Lanier (b. Elbert county, Georgia, 30th April, 1823), daughter of Gen. Jeptha V. and Sarah (Hunt) Harris, of Athens, Ga.

Of much culture, and caring more for research in his family lineage than many of his relatives his Record of the Bibb Family has been mainly followed in these pages.  A while after the Civil War he lived in Madison, Ga., but returned finally to his old home, Montgomery, Ala.  His humor and wit were very attractive, and his influence in his family and community great.

In the spring of 1865 Mr. Bibb, after a conversation with Governor Watts, of Alabama, undertook a mission to Washington City to interview Mr. Lincoln personally.  Armed with letters to General Washburne, he was given passport without being called upon to take the oath of allegiance.  In Washington City he met O. H. Browning and Attorney General Speed, who made an appointment for him to meet Mr. Seward; and Admiral John L. Worden (whom he had befriended when a prisoner in Montgomery) sent him a letter to Mr. Lincoln. 

Mr. Seward greeted him kindly, and said he once knew his father and uncle, Wm. Bibb, when Senator from Georgia, and that he also once resided in Georgia, and had he continued to live there might have done much toward preventing the war.  General Lee surrendered before his interview with Mr. Lincoln, which then became unnecessary, but he called, nevertheless, hoping thus to serve his people.  Mr. Bibb published this interview in the March and April numbers of the Gulf Messenger, 1893.  We arrived at the White House on time, and without the usual formalities I was introduced to Mr. Lincoln; I was struck with astonishment at his homely face and ungainly appearance, but the total absence of all effort to impress one with the fact that he was President of the United States, and the kind and informal manner of his reception excited my admiration; handing me a chair and requesting me to be seated, then drawing his chair a little back from his table, he slid into it, gave his legs a fling over the arm and clasping his hands around his knees, reminded me of some country farmer who had fixed himself for a long comfortable chat with his neighbor.  *  *  *

The letter form Admiral Worden was presented, and as he read I noticed a change from rather a sad to a more pleasing expression of face, and at its close he extended his hand, and again expressed his pleasure at seeing me, adding that Mr. Browning had mentioned the I was related to the Hon. Geo. M. Bibb, of Kentucky, with whom he was well acquainted.  *  *  *  Mr. Lincoln, I would be glad to be able to say that your plan of reconstruction will be marked with leniency and liberality.  He asked if I had heard his speech of last night, and his proclamation of general amnesty?  I then asked him I could assure the Southern people that that would be the basis of his policy of reconstruction.  I consented to withhold it from publication for a few days for special reasons urged, which I regard of little force, but I thought it better to pay that respect to the opinion of others.

He continued:  I love the Southern people more than they love me.  My desire is to restore the Union.  I do not intend to hurt the hair of the head of a single man in the South if it can possibly be avoided.

Mr. Lincoln, what do you propose to do in relation to the slave property?

I am, individually, willing to grant either gradual emancipation, say running through twenty years, or compensated emancipation, at the option of the Southern people.  But there are certain amendments to the Constitution now before the people.  I have no power to do anything at present, but if it should so happen that I could control it, such would be my policy.

I said I believed the Union restored under a liberal policy would become more strongly united than ever; that both sections had suffered, and through that suffering, wiser, calmer and greater forbearance would prevail.  *  *  *

Two hours were thus consumed and I arose.  At this he reached out and taking hold of my lapels, requested me to reseat myself, and taking up the letter of introduction, said:  What can I do for you?  I replied I would be glad to be given a passport to my home.  He at once wrote the two following cards:  Any military commander, in whose way it may fall, will give protection to the bearer, W. C. Bibb, his family and property.

April 12, 1865.                                                                                                                                    A. LINCOLN.

Allow the bearer, W. C. Bibb, to pass our lines with ordinary baggage, and go South.

April 12, 1865.                                                                                                                                     A. LINCOLN.

I said:  Mr. Lincoln, I feel very grateful for your kindness, and it is due you and myself to tell you I have not taken the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government, and can not, until the surrender of the Confederate armies.  This, with trepidation, which increased, as he cast his eyes down, and I thought I saw a shadow pass over his face, but only momentary; he raised his eyes, and looking at me, said:  I respect your scruples.  Probably under the same surroundings I would do the same.  *  *  *  With a grateful heart, and a cordial farewell, I took my departure.  In five minutes after meeting him I had felt my prejudices fast melting away, and being supplanted by a high appreciation of the man, and in conclusion, the idea was forced upon me that of all previous men I had ever met, this was the noblest Roman of them all.

I was on the train from Baltimore to New York on the fatal night of the 14th, and just before reaching Philadelphia the conductor announced the assassination of Lincoln and Seward as a rumor.  *  *  *  The President was dead before he could publish his proclamation.  The attack was made upon the two most conservative men, Lincoln and Seward, who, if they had lived, would have prevented, in united action, the horrors of the years that followed Lees surrender.  Mr. Bibb returned to Montgomery to find his home in ruins.

Issue of William Crawford6  Bibbs first marriage (Sims):

1.  Cornelia D.7 Bibb (b. 15th November, 1842), m. (4th October, 1860) Vernon H. Vaughn, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.  They removed to San Francisco.  Issue:  1. Vernon8 ; 2. Mary8; 3. Joseph8; 4. Anna8.

2.  John Dandridge7 Bibb (b. Hancock county, Miss., 29th October, 1846), m. (1868) Eusubia Forman (d. 1871).  They lived in Lowndes county, Ala.  Issue:  Letitia Woodson8 (1869).

3.  Mary Frances7 Bibb (b. Montgomery, 1st September, 1848), m. (28th November, 1867) Charles H. Leffler, of Sanford, Fla., and had Charles D.8 (b. 1868), Mary8 (b. 17th October, 1876)Issue Mr. Bibbs second marriage:  (Harris.) 

4.  William Crawford7 Bibb, Jr., of Montgomery (b. 27th February, 1853), married Martha Shepherd.  Children:  1. Evelyn8 ; 2. John Dandridge8 ;* 3. Rebecca Lanier8. 

5.  Sarah Hunt7 Bibb (b. Montgomery, Ala., 28th March, 1855), m. (I) 20th September, 1876, Oscar Thomason (no issue), and (II) Dr. Cornelius Hardy, of Columbus, Miss., (second wife).  They entertain with charming hospitality in Columbus, Miss.

2.  Elvira Antoinette7 (b. 1814), married (2d April, 1832) Dr. Samuel Booth Malone, of Columbus, Miss.  Issue:  1. Ellen8 Malone (b. 1834, d. 1864), m. William Gibson; died in Matagorda, Texas.  2. Ulwyn Booth8 Malone (b. 1836), C. S. A., killed in second battle of Manassas.  3. Antoinette Booth8 Malone (b. 1838), m. Alfred Glover, of Green county, Ala., and had several children.

9.  Dandridge Asbury6 Bibb, M. D. (b. Morgan county, Ala., 1827, d. 1861), m. (1849) Emma Taylor.  Children:  Elizabeth Sophia7 (b. 1851); Dandridge A.7 (b. 1855).

10.  Algernon Sydney6 Bibb, of Arkansas (b. Morgan county, Ala., 4th June, 1829), m. (I) 1848, Mary Carraway, and m. (II) 1856, Miss Hoad, Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Issue first marriage:  1. Mary Katherine7 (b. 1849), m. Mr. Van Lytle, of Tennessee.  2. Charles C.7 (b. 1852), of New Hope, Ky.  Issue second marriage:  3. Thomas7,  4. Ada7, and two others..

12.  Laura Angerona6 Bibb (b. Columbus, Miss., 19th October, 1833, d. Tuskegee, Ala., 1866), m. (1852) Henry L. Rogers, of La Grange, Ga. and Tuskegee, Ala. (d. 1863).  Issue:  Annie7, m. McDuff Cain, and had several children, and lived in Montgomery; and others, not known.

 

9.  JOSEPH5 WYATT BIBB, M. D. (b. Prince Edward county, Virginia, 1788, d. 1831).  Graduated medical college, Philadelphia, about 1811.  Practised in Petersburg, Ga., and with Dr. McDonald, in North Alabama.  Removed to Montgomery, 1830.  Married (I) Louisa Du Bose, sister of Mrs. Robert Toombs, of Georgia, and m. (II) Martha Dancy, the accomplished belle of North Alabama.  (Descendants not given.)

 

10.  DELIA5 BIBB, m. Alex. Pope, of Georgia (grandson of Col. Pope of the Rev., who was also a member of the Order of Cincinnatus), secretary to Gov. W. W. Bibb, and held several offices under the U. S. government.  Issue:  1. Lawrence6, m. Ann Fort, of Huntsville, Ala.;  2. Milton6, m. in Philadelphia;  3. Henry6, m. Lydia Holcombe;  4. William6, m. the widow of ----- Randolph, Confederates States Secretary of War;  5. Maria Jane6, m. Newton St. John, banker, Mobile, Ala.; son: Pope St. John, of Mobile.

 

11. MARTHA5 BIBB (died February, 1835), m. Fleming, son of Col. Holman Freeman, (of Rev. fame in North Georgia, and Whig leader under Gov. Elijah Clark).  Fleming Freeman was grandson of George Walton, the signer.  No surviving issue.

 

12.  JUDGE BENAJAH SMITH5 BIBB, of Montgomery (b. Elbert county, Ga., 30th September, 1796, d. 17th February, 1884), a posthumous son, and the companion of his mother.  Educated by Dr. Waddel; moved to Alabama 1822; Judge of Montgomery County Court 1825.  Went to Morgan county 1827, and represented it in Legislature 1829.  Returned to Montgomery 1832.  Again Judge and State Senator 1834-36; Legislature 1845-49, Senate 1851.  An old-line Whig, and chairman of the committee to receive Henry Clay 1844, and also President Fillmore and Secretary John P. Kennedy in 1854.  Trustee of the A. & M. College, Auburn, Ala., and Judge of the Criminal Court 1864.  The first office holder removed in Alabama by Federal authority,

* ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE NOTES, 1899.Master John Dandridge Bibb, seven-year-old son of Representative W. C. Bibb, and Page in the House, stood at the desk of the clerk yesterday morning and called the roll of more than a hundred members from memory, without making a single mistake.  The House gave him an ovation, and the bright little fellow deserved it.

 

 

 

because of his unflinching devotion to the Confederacy.  He married (1819) Sophia Lucy Ann Gilmer (d. 9th January, 1887), sister of Gov. Geo. R. Gilmer, author of the Georgians.  Their father was Thomas, grandson of Dr. George Gilmer, of Virginia, who married the daughter of Thomas Lewisall celebrated Virginians, who settled on Broad river, Georgia.  Mrs. Bibb was best known for her love of the Confederacy and its soldiers, for whom she founded a hospital in Montgomery and was its President; she, and her devoted band of co-laborers maintaining it from their own efforts and resources.  They then organized the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association, of which she was President; and erected the towering Monument, to the laying of whose corner-stone President Jefferson Davis came in 1886, when their meeting was very pathetic.  She was honored in death with a public demonstration unparalleled in the history of the State.  Her mantle seems to have fallen upon her noble daughter, Mrs. Martha D. Bibb.  Issue:

1.  William Joseph6, m. Ann Rogers, of LaGrange, Ga.; both deceased, leaving daughter, Sarah G.7

2.  George R.6, m. Mary E. Lipscomb, sister of Rev. A. A. Lipscomb, Chancellor University of Georgia, and professor English literature, Vanderbilt University (both deceased); a son, B. S.7 Bibb, of Selma, married Helen Robbins.

3.  Louisa S.6, unmarried.

4.  Sarah E.6, m. (I) Dr. Eldridge; and (II) Mr. John Scars Hutchinson.  Issue:

1. Thos. Gilmer7 Hutchinson, lawyer, Nashville, Tenn., m. Kate Baxter.

2.  Kate Sears7 Hutchinson, m. E. P. Morrisette, of Montgomery, and had Sallie Bibb8, m. Crosland Hare; Frances Gaines8 and Edmund Pendleton8 Morrisette.

5.  Martha Dandridge6 (sends this list of her fathers descendants), member of Daughters of the Revolution, and Ladies Memorial Society; married her cousin, Joseph B.6 Bibb, lawyer; colonel Twenty-third Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, in Civil War.  Issue:  1. Wm. G.7 Bibb, M. D.; m. Susie Dunlap, daughter of Gov. James D. Porter, of Tennessee; 2. Peyton7 Bibb, graduated United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1878, served in Mediterranean and Pacific cruises, and resigned; m. Josephine Martin, of Augusta, Ga.; great-granddaughter of Gen. Elijah Clark* of the Revolution and Governor of Georgia.

 

PARTLY FROM FAMILY REGISTER OF COL. JOSEPH WYATT, OF VIRGINIA.  Copied by Mrs. Sion B. Spencer, for her daughter, Miss Ann Spencer, of Keysville, Charlotte county, Va., who gave it to her cousin, Thomas J. Garden, of Prospect, Va. (Prince Edward county), who sent it to Mr. Daniel H. Cram, of Montgomery, Ala., in 1875.Mrs. Virginia Semple.

THOMAS1 SCOTT, of Gloucester, county, Va., married Anne Baytop, of Gloucester county.  (Note.She was the daughter of Thomas Baytop2, of County Kent, England, (b. 1676), (son of Thomas1) and was sister of Col. James3 Baytop (d. 1767), of Gloucester county).  They left issue several daughters, and three sons:  John2, Thomas2, and James2 Scott.  Of these

I.  John2 remained in Gloucester. 

II.  Thomas2  (b. 21st March, 1727, d. 29th November, 1804), married (I) (6th April, 1754) Catherine Tomkies (b. 10th June, 1733, and d. 2d January, 1766).  Daughter of  Dr. Charles Tomkies, of Gloucester, who

*The children of Gen. Elijah Clark were:  1. General John (b. North Carolina, 1766, and Governor of Georgia); m. a daughter of Micajah Williamson; 2. Elijah, lawyer;  3. Gibson, lawyer;  4. A daughter, m. ---- Thompson;  5. Another, m. Josiah Walton; and 6. Another, Benahah Smith, whose daughter6  m. Eldrid Simpkins, and his daughter7 m. Hon. Francis Pickens, grandson of General Pickens, the associate in arms of Gen. Elijah Clark.

Son of Sion Spencer (b. 1744), son of Thomas Spencer, of Virginia, and Eliza Julia Flournoy (b. 1721), who was daughter of John James Flournoy, the immigrant, and Eliz. Williams, his wife, who was the daughter of James Williams, the Welsh lawyer, and Eliz. Buckner, his wife.

 

 

died 1735.  They moved to Prince Edward county, Va.  Issue:

1.  Thomas3 (b. 19th January, 1755, d. 22d February following). 

2.  Maj. Francis3 (b. 16th August, 1756), m. Nannie Wyatt (says Judge F. N. Watkins, of Farmville).

3.  Mary3 (b. 25th October, 1758), m. Wm. Watts, of Bedford, Va.

4.  John3 B. (b. 26th February, 1761) of Halifax county (Gen. John Baytop) married (I) Betsy, daughter of Colonel Coleman, of Halifax, no issue; and m. (II), Patsy Thompson.  Issue:  Several children.

5.  Captain Charles3 (b. 21st July, 1763), m. Priscilla Read.

6.  Thomas Thomkies3 (b. 6th December, 1765).  An old letter of his to Capt. James Baytop, of Gloucester, his cousin, is preserved.  He never married.  Died at the old homestead in Prince Edward.

(II.  Thomas Scott (above), married (II), 1st November, 1768, Mrs. Sarah Barford (widow) (b. 10th July, 1728, d. 7th June, 1788).  No issue.  He then married (III), Mrs. Ruth Billups (widow) on 16th July, 1790.  No issue.)

*2.  Maj. Francis3 Scott (b. 1756), married (11th January 1777) Nancy Wyatt, eldest daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Wyatt, of New Kent county, Va.  Nancy was born 17th November, 1760, and was sister of Col. Joseph Wyatt, of Charlotte county, Va.  Issue:

1.  Catherine Tomkies4 (b. 28th October, 1777), m. John, son of Rev. James Garden, of Scotland.  In 1875 she had grandchildren living, and son Thomas J., and grandson Thomas J., Jr.

2.  Joseph Wyatt4 (b. 19th December, 1780), m. (I) Polly Carrington, and (II) Betsy Wyatt.  One child living in 1875. 

3.  Francis4 (b. 8th January, 1872), married Miss Price.

4.  Thomas4, of Louisiana (b. 25th January, 1784), married Miss Inge.

5.  Sarah4 (b. 26th February, 1785), m. Mr. Taylor.

6.  Nancy4 (b. 21st March, 1788), m. Mr. Jamieson.  Moved to Lawrence county, Ala.See Early Settlers. 

 7.  Betsy4 (b. 30th July, 1790), m. Capt. Mathew Williams, a school teacher.  Two children.

8.  Charles Tomkies4 (b. 7th October, 1792), went South. 

9.  Patsy4 (b. 9th September, 1794), married; and died in the West.  Four children.

10.  Mary4 (b. 14th November, 1796), m. Sion Spencer, and had five children.

11.  Jack4 (b. 21st January, 1799), or John Baytop.

12.  Robert4 (b. 16th June, 1801), went South.

13.  William4 (b. 7th March, 1807).  And all were dead in 1875.

James Scott (third son of Thos. and Ann (Baytop) Scott), married Frances Collier, and lived in Prince Edward county, Va.  Issue:  1. Thomas, 2. Jack (or John Baytop), 3. Mrs. Keyes, 4. Mrs. Spencer, 5. Mrs. Micajah McGehee, of Georgia; 6. Francis, father of John, of Gloucester county.  (All from letter of Judge F. N. Watkins, of Farmville, Va., to Mr. Cram, of Alabama, in 1875.  Also see Mrs. Virginia Semples Scott Family Pamphlet.)

 

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