Tuesday, January 28, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #4 Lucy Ivey

Genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small has challenged us to blog about one ancestor a week for 52 weeks. This will get me writing about other branches of my tree than the ones I tend to focus on the most. It will be a way to get to know more of my ancestors, even if it's just a brief write-up. I will also take a look at some of the challenges that I'm having in my research.



Lucy Ivey

My paternal 3rd great grandmother Lucy Ivey was born about 1803 in North Carolina or Virginia (census records vary) to Adam Ivey and Mary Adams. Lucy married Rowell Adams in Columbia County, Georgia, on September 21, 1820. I don't know if Rowell was a relative of Lucy's mother. (Click on the images for a larger view.)


By 1830, Lucy and Rowell were living in Warren County, Georgia, and they had four children. I have a son named George in my tree with no birth or death dates. One of these four children in this census is their daughter Sarah born in 1829. Sarah was my 2nd great grandmother and the wife of William Jackson Brown (Adams, Ivey, and Brown are on my father's maternal line). The rest of the children that I have in my tree (Mary, Celia, Henry B., and Lucy Ann) were born after 1830. As of the 1840 census, they were still living in Warren County.

By the 1850 census, Lucy and Rowell had moved to Sumter County, Georgia, with their children Mary, Celia, Henry, and Lucy. Living next door was their daughter Sarah and son-in-law William Brown. Rowell was a farmer, and according to the 1850 agriculture schedule, they had 50 acres of improved land on a farm worth $250. They had two horses, two cows, three "other cattle," and 40 "swine." They grew corn, sweet potatoes, and cotton. The value of their "animals slaughtered" was recorded at $100.

Lucy and Rowell's daughter Mary married William Hardin in 1854 in Sumter County. Then the Adams, Brown, and Hardin families moved to Covington County, Alabama, by the time the 1860 census was taken. They were all still living in Alabama as of the 1866 Alabama state census.

This is the 1866 Alabama state census page for W. J. Brown, W. D. Hardin, and Rowell Adams

Lucy and Rowell had moved back to Sumter County Georgia by 1870. Their daughter Lucy Ann is living with them. Next door is their daughter Mary and son-in-law William Hardin with their children. Lucy and Rowell's daughter Sarah Adams Brown died in Alabama in 1867. Sarah's husband William and their children stayed in Alabama.

The 1870 Sumter County Georgia census for Rowell and Lucy Adams. Their daughter Mary and son-in-law William Hardin are listed just above them.


This is an 1863 Georgia-Alabama map that I've labeled with the counties and years to show the migration of Lucy Ivey and Rowell Adams from Columbia County Georgia to Covington County Alabama and back to Sumter County Georgia (A. J. Johnson's map of Georgia and Alabama from http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/ga1863map.htm)
I haven't found death dates or burials for Lucy or Rowell, or what happened to their daughter Celia and son Henry, or whether or not they had a son named George. I've found a few clues, but I don't know if I have the correct people. The search continues!

Catherine

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Sources:

Marriage Books, Columbia County Ordinary Court, Georgia Archives. Marriage Record for Lucy Ivey and Rowell Adams, Columbia County Marriage Book 1806-1829, Georgia's Virtual Vault. (http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/landingpage/collection/countyfilm : accessed January 12, 2014).

1830 U. S. census, Warren County, Georgia, population schedule, Not Stated, p. 212, Rowell Adams, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M19.

1840 U. S. Census, Warren County, Georgia, population schedule, Rylands District, p. 14, Rowell Adams, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M704.

1850 U. S. Census, Sumter County, Georgia, population schedule, District 27, dwelling 1046, family 1046, Rowell Adams, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M432.

Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1828-1978, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 January 2014). Marriage record for Mary Adams and William D. Hardin, 14 December 1854.

1860 U. S. Census, Covington County, Alabama, population schedule, Andalusia, dwelling 710, family 710, Rowell Adams, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M653.

1866 Alabama State Census 1820-1866, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2014), citing Alabama Archives and History microfilm publication M2004.0008-M2004.0012, M2004.0036-M2004.0050, and M2008.0124.

1870 U. S. Census, Sumter County, Georgia, population schedule, Militia District 993, dwelling 687, family 685, Rowell Adams, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M593.






2 comments:

  1. I like how you plotted out their locations on the county map. Good luck with your search!

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