Wright Flowers, Sr and Mildred Milberry “Milbrey” (Pate) Flowers Baldwin County, Alabama

Baldwin county churches collage

Wright Flowers, Sr.

Birth: Aug. 20, 1834

Pike County, Alabama

High Pine Cemetery

Death: Nov. 14, 1907

Baldwin County, Alabama

Family links:
Milberry “Milbry” Mildred Pate Flowers (1839 – 1916)

Married: 1857 in Alabama


Eli “E. F.” Flowers (1858-1916)

Lula (Mothershed) ( 1859-1930)

Lucretia Flowers (1860-____)

Orville Flowers (1860-____)

Wright R Flowers Jr. (1863 – 1937)

Gilpin Flowers (1865-1928)

Leona Flowers (1867-____)

Scrapy Flowers (1869-____)

Susie (Wilson) (1870-1956)

Sterling Flowers (1877-1957)

Milbrey (Mitchell) (1883-1947)

High Pine Cemetery

High Pine Cemetery
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Created by: Patricia Dunbar
Record added: May 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36891042

High Pine Cemetery

Name:Wright Flowers

Event Type:Census
Event Year:1860
Event Place:The Eastern Division, Pike, Alabama, United States
Birth Year (Estimated):1838
Affiliate Name:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:M653
Wright FlowersM22Alabama
Milbry FlowersF19Georgia
Eli FlowersM2Alabama
Lucretia FlowersF0Alabama

Name:Wright Flowers
Event Type:Military Service
Military Beginning Rank:Private
Military Final Rank:Private
Military Side:Confederate
State or Military Term:Alabama
Military Unit:4th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (Love’s)
Military Company:C
Affiliate Film Number:14

Affiliate Publication Title: Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Alabama. ,Affiliate Publication Number: M374 , GS Film number: 821962

Name:Wright Flowers
Event Place:Pike, Alabama
Event Date:1866
Certificate Number:3560
Citing this Record
“Alabama, State Census, 1866,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6PK-HRR : accessed 24 Jun 2014), Wright Flowers, Pike, Alabama; citing Department of Archives and History, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1492022.

Name:Wright FlowersEvent Type:CensusEvent Year:1870Event Place:Alabama, United StatesGender:MaleAge:36Race:WhiteRace (Original):WBirth Year (Estimated):1833-1834Birthplace:AlabamaPage Number:33

Wright Flowers   M 36 Alabama

Milberry Flowers   F 25 Alabama
Eli Flowers   M 12 Alabama
Orville Flowers   M 10 Alabama
Lucretia Flowers   F 8 Alabama
Wright Flowers   M 6 Alabama
Gilpin Flowers   M 5 Alabama
Leona Flowers   F 3 Alabama
Scrapy Flowers   F 2 Alabama
Household ID: 237 , Line Number: 37 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M593 , GS Film number: 000545536 , Digital Folder Number: 004257735 , Image Number: 00305
United States Census, 1870
Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHKT-5CF : accessed 09 Nov 2014), Wright Flowers, Alabama, United States; citing p. 33, family 237, NARA microfilm publication M593, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 000545536. 

Wright & Milbry Flowers

Leila Janet Wilson, Baldwin County, Alabama


Birth: December 1904

Baldwin County, Alabama

Death: 19 January 1916

Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama

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Rev. Andrew Wiley Wilson (1874 – 1942)
Mary Aline Johnson Wilson (1875 – 1942)

Veta H Wilson Phillips (1893 – 1984)
Hollis Grady Wilson (1895 – 1941)
Carrie Irene Wilson Phillips Williamson (1898 – 1979)
Leila Janet Wilson (1904 – 1916)
Andrew Washington Wilson (1907 – 1909)
Callie Mae Wilson Brooks (1909 – 1994)
Woodrow Wilson (1914 – 1999)
Wilson Family Cemetery
Little River
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Created by: Michelle Woodham
Record added: Jan 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23691632

Killed by a Washpot Fire – Leila Janet Wilson 1904-1916 #52 Ancestors #34

 Sometimes people call out to you for their story to be written. Leila is one of those. She is no one’s ancestor…she didn’t live long enough.

Leila was the daughter of Andrew Wiley Wilson and his wife Mary Aline “Lena” Johnson. She was born December 1904 in Blacksher, Baldwin County, Alabama. She is only found in one census record: 1910 ALABAMA BALDWIN BLACKSHERSeries: T624 Roll: 1 Page: 1Wilson, Andrew A 38 M W AL , Turpentine Distiller, both parents AL, reads & writes Wilson, Lena, 37, married 19 years, 7 children, 6 living, born AL, Father NC, Mother AL, reads & writes Wilson, Veta, daughter, 17, reads & writes Wilson, Hollis, 15, odd jobs, reads & writes, did not attend school Wilson, Carele [Carrie], 13, reads & writes, did not attend school Wilson, Wiley, 8, read-write is blank, did not attend school Wilson, Lela, 6, read-write is blank, did not attend school Wilson, Cally, 0Leila died Monday, June 19, 1916 in Little River, Baldwin County. She was 11 years and 1 month old. Her dress caught fire from the fire around the washpot, and she died ten hours later. I can only hope that she was unconscious for most if not all of that time.Leila was buried in the Blacksher School Cemetery which was lost to time.

source: Beverly McGowan Norman 


The photo is of the schoolhouse we believe was located on present day Earle property, which at the turn of the century was the heart of the community. It was located just east of a large green barn that still stands. Helena Rost Wilson, schoolteacher in circa 1914-1917, told her daughter, Dorothy Wilson Kempton, about the children buried beside it. About the little girl (Leila Janet) burned in a washpot fire who “belonged” to Andrew Wilson. We now call this small wrought iron fenced-in cemetery the Blacksher Cemetery due to the fact there are several little cemeteries in and around the Blacksher area. It was just rediscovered in Feb. 2007. The Charles Y. Wilson family is buried inside the fence and others with unmarked graves and two marked graves around the outside. It has basically been reclaimed by the timberland. –Carolyn Hastings Dickinson

Thanks to the efforts of the descendants of the Wilson family, Leila now has a memorial in the Wilson Cemetery located on Highway 59 in Blacksher.

Photo by Carolyn Hastings Dickinson

Photos and information courtesy of Carolyn Hastings Dickinson, Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama, 2014 and Beverly McGowan Norman.