Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Louvice Roden Tidwell #52Ancestors #21

Updated June 20, 2015
Louvice Roden, aka Lavisa, Leuvice, Louvenia, was born about 1790 in South Carolina. She was the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier Jeremiah Roden and his wife Susannah Kirkland. The Roden family had moved to Blount County, Alabama by the 1830 census.

It appears by DNA I'm on the right track with this family.
Ancestry DNA circles. Photo of Jeremiah's grave by Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter) (#47958320). Photo of Susannah's grave by Nancy Cornelius (#47621517). Both allow use of their photos from findagrave.

Louvice Roden married Josiah Tidwell about 1810. They had possibly been neighbors in South Carolina before the marriage. In 1802 Jeremiah Roden sold land to Edmond Tidwell, father of Josiah, in Chester, South Carolina.

Louvice and Josiah settled in Blount County, Alabama. In June 1833 Josiah was issued a land patent for 80.44 acres in section 27 of Blount County. In March 1858 Josiah was issued another patent for an additional 120.66 acres on section 27.

Louvice and Josiah had at least eight children:
Harriett born about 1811 in Tennessee, married George W Cowden
John Roden born about 1813 in Tennessee, married (1) Cecelia Huffstuttler and (2) Sarah Gilliam Beavers
Orlena Arrena born 1816 in Tennessee, married Rev. Deforest Allgood
Rowan "Ryan" born about 1819 in Alabama, married Cynthia"Cincianna" Cornelius
Kesterson born 1819 in Alabama, married (1) Nancy Huffstuttler  and (2) Louisa Elizabeth Brown
Sheba born 1828 in Alabama
Gazzam born 1829 in Alabama, married Sarah J Montgomery
and Vienna born 1831 in Alabama.

Louvice died sometime after the 1860 census of Blount County, Alabama. She was not mentioned in the estate of Josiah, which was filed September 28, 1870.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Karonhappuc "Carry" Tubb Meggs 1806-1898 #52Ancestors #20

Karonhappuc "Carry" A Tubb or Tubbs was the daughter of Samuel Tubb(s) and Mary Terry. She was born 1806 in Tennessee. Karonhappuc is a Biblical name. Keren-Happuch was the 3rd daughter of Job (Job 42:14). This Karonhappuc was also named after her father's sister, Karenhappuck, who married her first cousin, John Tubb (but that's a whole 'nother blog post) .

Carry married Thomas Meggs October 10, 1826 in Perry County, Alabama.

They had at least 12 children:
Mary A born 1827, married Gabriel J McCullough.
Davis Willis born 1829, married Mary Jane Whitman.
Elizabeth born 1832, married George Rolison.
Stephen David born 1835, married Penelope Digby.
Sarah born about 1836, never married.
Nancy born 1837.
Mahala born 1838.
Lavinia born 1840.
Martha born 1841.
Thomas J born 1843,
James M born 1847  and
Adaline born 1852, married Charles Wesley Warren.

Carrie died about 1898 in either Bibb or Perry County, Alabama

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Gibson Cargo born 1745 #52Ancestors #19

Peggy Gibson was the daughter of Alexander Gibson, Sr. and his wife Mary, She was born in Augusta County, Virginia.

Peggy married Samuel Cargo. They moved to Abbeville, South Carolina. Samuel was a merchant at Cambridge (Old 96). After Samuel died, Peggy married James Criswell. They were married December 13, 1794 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Peggy had at least two children with Alexander Cargo:
Elizabeth born about 1786 in Virginia. She married John Trimble.
Samuel Alexander born 1791 in Abbeville, South Carolina. He married Sarah Malcolm.

Sarah also had at least one child with James Criswell. Harriett was born about 1798.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Deandra Stanley Norman 1981-2014 #52Ancestors #18

My beautiful daughter-in-law Deandra was born April 6, 1981 in Alabama and died in a tragic car accident May 3, 2014 near Calistoga, California. She was on the hospitality staff for Charles Krug Winery in Napa, California and worked in the tasting room at Casa Nuestra Winery and Vineyard.

She married John Dewayne Norman October 9, 2005 at Okaloosa Island, Florida. While they were living in Destin, Deandra worked for +Beach Walk Cafe, +Marina Cafe, and +Cuvee Bistro.

This is the tribute video I made for her.

We love you Deandra. Heaven has a special angel.

Deandra Stanley Norman, 33, of Bessemer, passed away May 3, 2014 in Calistoga, California. Deandra was employed by Casa Nuestra Winery and Vineyard in the tasting room, and was on the event staff at Charles Krug Winery in Napa, California. Deandra was a former resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and was employed by Beach Walk Cafe, Marina Cafe, and Cuvee Bistro in Destin.
Deandra's smile and personality lit up the world around her. She was an Alabama football fan, snowboarder, golfer, pool shark, wife, friend, gluten free foodie, and a delight to be around.
Deandra was the daughter of the late Carol Black, and is survived by her husband John, brother David (Emily), fathers Ronald Stanley (Betty) and Jerry Black, grandparents Fred and Dale Thrasher, stepbrother Joe Phelps and stepsister Tamika O'Neal, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law David and Beverly Norman, devoted friends, and her beloved dog Bella and goat Happy. Services will be held Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 with visitation beginning at noon. Burial will be at Patterson Forest Grove. - See more at: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?n=Deandra-Norman&pid=171034836

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle,and her hands hold the distaff. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up , and call her blessed ; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised . 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:10-31