Sunday, September 21, 2014

Josiah Tidwell 1789-1862 #52Ancestors #33

Josiah Tidwell was probably the son of Revolutionary War Soldier Edmund Tidwell and Anna Gladden Hollis. He was born about 1789 in Fairfield, South Carolina. I have found no document showing his parents, but I do have a DNA connection to the Hollis line of Anna Gladden Hollis.

Josiah's family moved to Dickson County, Tennessee in the 1790s, where he married Louvenia "Louvice" Roden. They had eight children:
Harriett born about 1811; married George W Cowden
John Roden born about 1813; married Celia Huffstutler and Sarah Beavers
Orlena Arrena born June 11, 1816; married Rev. Deforrest F. Allgood
Rowan born about 1818; married Cynthia Ann "Cincianna" Cornelius
Kesterson born February 1819; married Nancy Huffstutler and Louisa Elizabeth Brown
Sheba born about 1828
Gazzam born about 1829; married Sarah J Montgomery
Vienna born about 1831

The first three children were all born in Tennessee. Josiah's growing family moved to Blount County Alabama between 1816 and 1818.

Josiah is enumerated in the Blount County census in 1830.

Josiah purchased land in Blount County, Alabama in 1833



and again in 1858


The 1850 Blount County census: 
Josiah Tidwell, 62, farmer, SC, can't read and write
Louvice, 60, SC, can't read and write
Sheba, 23, AL, can't read and write
Ghasm, 21, farmer, AL
Vianna, 19, AL

The 1860 census in Blount County:
Tidwell, Josiah 71 M W SC Farm Laborer, Personal Property 1500
 Lovisa 71 SC
Shelba 30 F AL
Vienna 25 F AL

Per the September 26, 1870 estate papers found at familysearch.org, Josiah died in "1864 or 5". The property mentioned above was in the possession of of the family of B. C. Allgood, who married the widow of Gazzam Tidwell.

The heirs of Josiah are listed:



There is no final disposition listed with these estate papers, but it appears it may have been resolved years later in the estate of Gazzam.

Josiah's final resting place is unknown