GIDLEY, ALFORD FAMILIES
FAMILIES of Etowah County, AL.
from Roseline Flemming of Hokes Bluff, AL
The original Web page was written by Patsy Davis and at one
time appeared at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~davisdwd/JOHNSONPHOTO.html
Also see the database
"patsydavis" at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com
by Patsy Davis shows the pictured family descended from Robert Andrew
Johnson who came from John Johnson b. 1803, SC, m. Fernaty Alford, b.
1813, Ga. The family of Joella Johnson goes back to different
ancestors. The parents of Thomas Marion Johnson were Unknown Johnson
and Mary Unknown b. 1798 - 1801 in South Carolina. With the similar
names in the two families, one might wonder if the Johnsons born in
South Carolina were brothers, or their wives sisters. They all lived in
the same bend in Etowah County. --note by Travis Hardin.
I do not know the exact date
of this photo probably 1934. Maybe someone can tell me. It was
a gathering of the families of Sara Ann Johnson and her husband
John Thomas Gidley of Etowah Co., AL. Below are the names I know
so far. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can identify anyone or make corrections.
Homer Leroy Ford, Martha Pike Alford, Willie J. Helms, Bud Alford,
Comer Shields, James Ellis Sims, Bill Shields, Grady Jenkins,
Beaty Jenkins, Mildred Anthony Johnson, Hermin Brown, Robert Gidley,
Clara Belle Gidley, Easter Ford, Dee Shields Heath, Mattie Kayola
Gidley Ford, Troy Gidley (or Johnson).
Louise Gidley, Gener Gidley, Sallie Jo Gidley Mauldin(in lap),
James Collie Gidley,
Sam Johnson, George Johnson, Tommie Donaleen Shields Marbut(small
child), Eva Gidley,
Georgia Wren Brown(?)(girl in glasses), Mattie Johnson Brown,
Elieser Jane Johnson Alford, Sarah Johnson Gidley, Finnie Coffey
Johnson, Phillis Sims Pike (in lap),
Winnie Gulledge Sims, Kathleen Vaughn.
Carl Gidley, L. T. Gidley, Woodrow Brown, Troy Shields (Whitey),
Richard Hursteen Shields (Buddy), Cecil Shields, John Roy Gazaway,
Cecil Ray Ford, Quintela Sims Morris, Helen Sims Rutledge, Eloise
Sam Johnson, George Johnson, Mattie Johnson Brown, Elieser
Jane Johnson Alford and Sarah Johnson Gidley are children Robert
Andrew Johnson and Mary Caroline Baldwin. They were siblings of
my great grandmother, Joanna Johnson Tanner. It is probable that
Robert Andrew Johnson was the son of John Johnson and Fernaty
Alford Johnson and Fernaty was the daughter of Baldy Alford and
his wife Elizabeth. Many of these families lived in the Alford's
bend area of Etowah Co., AL.