Julia Fort Family – 1900 Census, Mitchell’s (Dallas Co, Alabama)

Year: June 14, 1900

Place: Mitchell’s Precinct Alabama

Head of Household: Julia Fort

Born: March 1859

Father’s Birth Place: Georgia

Mother’s Birth Place: Georgia

Race: Black

Number of Children: 9

Number of Living Children: 9

Occupation: Farmer

 

CHILDREN: 

William Fort, son, b. July 1876, farm laborer

Eloid (Elliot) Fort, son, b. July 1879, farm laborer

Mary Fort, dau, b. May 1883, farm laborer

Pettus Fort, son, b. July 1884, farm laborer

Indie Fort, dau, b. July 1888, farm laborer

Pinkie Fort, dau, b. Jan. 1890, at school

Daisie Fort, dau, b. Sept. 1892

Charlie Fort, son, b. June 1894

 

District: 40 , Sheet Number and Letter: 12A , Household ID: 218 , Line Number: 42 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T623 , GS Film Number: 1240014 , Digital Folder Number: 004119981 , Image Number: 00155

 

Source: 

“United States Census, 1900,” Database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M986-JJM : accessed 18 June 2015), Julia Fort in household of Rosa Buckler, Precinct 35 Mitchell’s (east & south part), Dallas, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 12A, family 218, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,014.

June 18, 2015 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Marriage Douglas Ford and Nettie Lou Motley 1942

 

Name: Douglas Ford
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 15 Feb 1942
Event Place: Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Birth Year (Estimated): Feb. 21, 1922 (Mobile, Ala)
Marriage License Place: Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Father’s Name: Pettis Ford, deceased
Mother’s Name: Addie Curtis
Spouse’s Name: Nettie Lou Motley
Spouse’s Gender: Female
Spouse’s Age: 18
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated): October 15, 1923
Spouse’s Father’s Name: Wyatt Motley
Page: 120
Douglas Ford’s occupation is listed as: Delivery and Order Checker
Address: 724 South 13th Street Birmingham, Ala
Nettie Lou Motley’s Address is listed as: 1212 4th Avenue South
Her place of birth is Birmingham, Alabama.
The marriage is witnessed by Addie Ford, mother.
SOURCE:
“Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950,” Database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZVL-5T1 : accessed 16 June 2015), Addie Curtis in entry for Douglas Ford and Nettie Lou Motley, 15 Feb 1942; citing Jefferson, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm .
GS Film Number:  2408091, Digital Folder Number: 004671265 , Image Number: 00349

June 16, 2015 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

Wilbur Ford – WWII US Army Enlistment Records

 

Name: Wilbure Ford
Birth Year: 1910
Race: Negro, citizen (Black)
Nativity State or Country: Alabama
State of Residence: Alabama
County or City: Jefferson
Enlistment Date: 30 Jul 1942
Enlistment State: Georgia
Enlistment City: Fort Benning
Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Height: 66
Weight: 137

Source Information

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; ARC: 1263923. World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park. College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

April 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

Jim Green Death Certificate 1939 – Green Family Genealogy

Name: Jim Green
Birth Date: abt 1870
Death Date: 3 Jan 1939
Death Place: Selma, Dallas, Alabama
Death Age: 69
Gender: Male
Father Name: Silas Green
Mother Name: Margaret Thompson
FHL Film Number: 1908573

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:”Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881–1952.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

I am researching this family line, please leave a comment with any additional information. Thanks!

 

April 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

Douglas Ford Residence – Birmingham, Alabama

Former Residence of Douglas Ford, Birmingham, Alabama

Douglas Ford

Residence: 1935-1993 – Birmingham, AL (The home was built in 1935)

Born: Feb. 21, 1923

Died: Nov. 5, 1993

Photo: Google Maps. Source: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, Ancestry

Note: Douglas Ford is the son of Adelona (Addie) Curtis Ford and Pettus (Pettis) Ford. The family is also recorded as using the last name of “Fort”.

Douglas Ford married Nettie Lou Motley (b. 1924, fa Wyatt Motley) on Feb. 15, 1942. In the 1940 Census, Nettie is referred to as “Nellie Motley”. 

I am researching this family tree – please leave a comment if you have any other information. Thanks!

 

 

 

April 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Wilbur Ford in the Alabama, Convict Records

 

Name: Wilbur Ford
Birth Year: abt 1913
Age: 21
Date Sentenced: 23 Jan 1934
County: Jefferson
Race: Negro (Black)
Gender: Male
Series: State Convict Records
Volume: Volume 17: 1933-1934
Archive Name: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Archive Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Archive Roll Number: SG007473

 

 

Crime: Grand Larceny

Sentence Began: Jan 23, 1934

Term: 1 yr, 1 day – 2 years

Received: 1-25-1934

Max Time: Jan 23, 1936

Min. Time: Jan 24, 1935

Discharged: 1-24-1934, Min. Time, Camp “O”

Serial: 30030

Race: Negro

Sex: Male

Age: 21

Court # 68297

Tr Bokk # 98, Page 88

Ex Convict: Wm Ford #16948, PD Bhm, Ala. 11-27-29, Affray; 36 days Roads.

 

 

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Alabama, Convict Records, 1886-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data:

Alabama Board of Corrections. County Convict Records, 1931–1948. 13 boxes [containing bound volumes]. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

Alabama Department of Corrections and Institutions (1939–1953). State Convict Records, 1889–1952. 26 boxes [containing bound volumes]. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

April 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm 1 comment

Wilbur Ford in the Alabama, Convict Records

Name: Wilbur Ford
Birth Year: abt 1911
Age: 26
Date Sentenced: 22 Jun 1937
County: Jefferson
Race: Negro (Black)
Gender: Male
Series: State Convict Records
Volume: Volume 19: 1936-1937
Archive Name: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Archive Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Archive Roll Number: SG007476

Crime: Assault with intent to murder

Term: 3-5 years

Max Time: June 22, 1942

Min Time: june 22, 1940

Received: 6/26/1937

Serial# 37422

Race: Negro

Sex: Male

Age: 26

Court # 72603

Tr. Book # 109

Page # 430

Ex Convict Wilbur Ford #30030 Jefferson County 1-23-34 G.L. 1 yr 1 day & 2 yrs

Remarks: Min Time

Discharged: Min Tim 6-22-40  Gadsden

 

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Alabama, Convict Records, 1886-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data:

Alabama Board of Corrections. County Convict Records, 1931–1948. 13 boxes [containing bound volumes]. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

Alabama Department of Corrections and Institutions (1939–1953). State Convict Records, 1889–1952. 26 boxes [containing bound volumes]. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

April 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm 2 comments

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