Dallas County, Ala Marriage 1909 – William Ford and Ida Watters

The search for my Ford relatives began when an Elder Cousin told me that his grandfather is John Ford, and John has a brother named Willie (Will) and a sister named Jeanie. And the Fords came from Perryville. I am still trying to trace the origins of this set of Fords.

In the meanwhile, I did find the John Ford (married Ola Watter, Waters, Walters) that my cousin was talking about. Their marriage was July 18, 1912, Perry Co Alabama.

And I found a Will Ford who married Ida Watters, the very sister of Ola! Both of these families resided in Perry County and in Dallas County (Summerfield) where my family is from.

Children: Lawrence, Cesar, Alfred, Willie M (daughter) and Will T (son). 

 

DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA

December 2, 1909

 

Judge: P.H. Pitts, Probate Judge

Spouse: William (Will) Ford

Born: 1888

Place: Perry County

Height: 5

Weight: 135

Where Born: Perry County

Occupation: Farmer

Number of Marriages: 0

Religion: Baptist

Residence: Augustine

 

Bride: Ida Watters

Born: 1890

Height: 4’6

Weight: 120

Where Born: Perry County

Occupation: Farmer

Number of Marriages: 0

Religion: Baptist

Residence: Summerfield

 

Source: 

“Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZ3-MWRL : accessed 5 August 2015), Wm. Ford and Ida Watters, 02 Dec 1909; citing Dallas, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm

 

August 5, 2015 at 8:24 am 3 comments

Marriage Record 1912 (Perry County, Ala) – John Ford and Ola Watters

Perry County, Alabama Marriages

Date: July 18, 1912

Groom: John Ford (b. 1890)

Bride: Ola Watters (b, 1889, last name also spelled Waters and Walters)

Note: Both families originated in Perryville.

John and Ola Ford would later move into Dallas County, Alabama. Children: Alfred (Fred), Mary, Jesse (Jack), Wenona and Mary. 

To learn more about the Ford or Waters family, please enter your name into the “Search” box or look for “Ford” and “Waters” in the catergories section. 

1930 Census John & Ola Ford

 

Source:

“Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRJ1-D7K : accessed 5 August 2015), John Ford and Ola Watters, 18 Jul 1912; citing Perry, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm .

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1900 Census Burnsville, Alabama: Marinda and Ed Walters Family

Ed (Edmund, Edd) Walters, Black, Male

Born: Jan 1865

Married, Marinda Walters, 1885 (years married 15)

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: Farmer

 

Marinda (Rinda, Renda, Rindy) Walters, Black, Female, Wife

Born: May 1870

Married, Ed Walters, 1885 (years married 15)

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occuation: At Home

Number of Children: 6

Number of Living Children: 6

 

Livie (Lanie) Walters, Black, Female, Daughter

Born: Jan. 1886

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: Farm Laborer

 

Zula (Zala) Walters, Black, Female, Daughter

Born: Jan. 1888

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: Farm Laborer

 

A (Ola) Walters, Black, Female, Daughter

Born: March 1890

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: Farm Laborer

 

MJ Walters, Black, Female, Daughter

Born: April 1892

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: At Home

 

Villie (Villie) Walters, Black, Female, Daughter

Born: July 1893

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: At Home

 

Carry (Carrie) Walters, Black, Female, Daughter

Born: April 1897

Father and Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Occupation: At Home

 

Note: Last name Waters, and Watters also listed in census

 

Source

Year: 1900; Census Place: Browns, Dallas, Alabama; Roll: 13; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 124001

August 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm Leave a comment

1890 Census (Perryville, Ala) : Edmund and Marinda Watters Family

John Biggers (1924-2001). Shotgun, Third Ward #1 (1966). Retrieved: http://hivewallpaper.com

 

Perryville Beat No: #11

Enumeration District #78

June 1, 1890, L.E. Davis, enumerator

Dwelling #84

Number of Families in this Dwelling: 1

Number of Persons in this Dwelling House: 5

Number of Family in this order of visitation: 84

Number of Persons in this family: 5

 

Edmond (Ed, Edd) Watters. Head

Black, Male, Age 24, Married

Place of Birth: Alabama (mother and father’s place of birth is also Alabama)

Occupation: Farmer

Able to Read and Write: Yes

 

Marinda (Renda, Rinda, Rindy) Watters, Wife

Black, Female, Age 21, Married

Place of Birth:  Alabama (mother and father’s place of birth is also Alabama)

Occupation: Housewife

Mother of children, and number of these living: 3

Able to read and write: No

 

Lavelle (Revelle) Watters, son

Black, Male, Age 5

Place of Birth:  Alabama (mother and father’s place of birth is also Alabama)

Occupation: At Home

 

Zula Watters, daughter

Black, Female, Age 3

Place of Birth:  Alabama (mother and father’s place of birth is also Alabama)

Occupation: At Home

 

Olah (Ola) Watters, daughter

Black, Female, Age 2

Place of Birth:  Alabama (mother and father’s place of birth is also Alabama)

Occupation: At Home

 

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1910 Census (Perryville, AL) Rinda Waters Family

PLACE: Perryville, Perry, Alabama, United States

Note: Last name has also been listed as WALTERS and WATTERS, WATTER

 

Name: Rinda (Renda) Waters
Age in 1910: 45
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1910: Perryville, Perry, Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother (Has 10 children, 9 living)
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s name:
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name:
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

 

Head of Household: Revelle (Lavelle) Waters, male

Birth: 1888

Race: Black

Marital Status: Married on December 24, 1907, Perry County Ala.

Mother: Rinda Waters

Spouse: Perlie (Pearlie) White Waters

Occupation: Tenant Farmer (Cropper)

 

Perlie Waters

Birth: 1889

Race: Black

Spouse: Revelle (Lavelle) Waters

Marital Status: Married on December 24, 1907, Perry County Ala.

Occupation: Farm Laborer

 

Ouilly Waters (maybe Ola Waters)

Birth: 1892

Race: Black

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Farm Laborer

(Parents are Rinda and Ed Waters)

 

 

Carrie Waters

Birth: 1898

Race: Black

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Farm Laborer

(Parents are Rinda and Ed Waters)

 

Ed Waters 

Birth: 1903

Race: Black

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: None

(Parents are Rinda and Ed Waters)

 

Rosavelt (Roosevelt) Waters

Birth: 1903

Race: Black

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: None

(Parents are Rinda and Ed Waters)

 

LODGER:

Galicious Moore (census may list as Galicious Waters, but the transcript clearly reads Moore)

Birth: 1886

Race: Black

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Farm

SOURCE:

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images,FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK71-WNQ : accessed 4 August 2015), Revelle Waters, Perryville, Perry, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 148, sheet 2B, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,043.

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1940 Census Ford Family, Renda Waters, Selma Alabama

Note: Renda has also been spelled “Rinda”. The Waters family also originated in Perryville. The last name Walters has also been listed in the Census.

 

Head: Alfred “Fred” Ford, b. 1921, Negro, paper delivery boy

Marital Status: Single

Residence 1935: Rural, Perry Alabama

Resident on farm: Yes

Home in 1940: 1414 Church Street, Selma Alabama (rented)

Attended School or College: Yes

Highest Grade: College, 1st year

Income: 160

 

Mary Ford, b. 1925, Negro

Relation to Head of Household: Sister

Marital Status: Single

Residence 1935: Rural, Perry, Alabama

Resident on farm: Yes

Home in 1940: 1414 Church Street, Selma Alabama

Attended School or College: Yes

Highest Grade: Elementary school, 7th grade

Income: 0

 

Fines Ford, b. 1934, Negro

Relation to Head of Household: Nephew

Residence in 1935: Rural, Perry, Alabama

Resident on a farm: Yes

Home in 1940: 1414 Church Street, Selma Alabama

Attended School or College: No

 

Renda Waters, b. 1860, Negro

Relation to Head of Household: Grandmother

Marital Status: Widowed

Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Perry, Alabama

Resident on a farm: Yes

Home in 1940: 1414 Church Street, Selma Alabama

Attended College or School: Yes

Highest Grade: Elementary School, 6th grade

Source: Year: 1940; Census Place: Selma, Dallas, Alabama; Roll: T627_25; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 24-40A

Source: Commons Wikipedia. African American boy selling The Washington Daily News – sign on his hat reads, “Have you read The News? One cent” – headline reads “Millionaire tax rends G.O.P.” 11/08/1921. Public Domain/

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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.

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