Wright Flowers, Sr and Milbrey (Pate) Flowers of Baldwin County, Alabama

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Wright Flowers, Sr.

Birth: Aug. 20, 1834

Baldwin County, Alabama

Death: Nov. 14, 1907

Baldwin County, Alabama
Family links:
Spouse:
Milberry “Milbry” Mildred Pate Flowers (1839 – 1916)

Children:

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-____)

Leona Flowers (1867-____)

Scrapy Flowers (1869-____)

Susie (Wilson) (1870-1956)

Sterling Flowers (1877-1957)

Milbrey (Mitchell) (1883-1947)

Burial:
High Pine Cemetery
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

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

Name:Wright Flowers

Event Type:Census
Event Year:1860
Event Place:The Eastern Division, Pike, Alabama, United States
Gender:Male
Age:22
Race:White
Birth Year (Estimated):1838
Birthplace:Alabama
Page:129
Affiliate Name:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:M653
HouseholdRoleGenderAgeBirthplace
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
Page:72
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 Flowers
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1833-1834
Birthplace: Alabama
Page Number: 33
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
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

Family links:
Parents:
Rev. Andrew Wiley Wilson (1874 – 1942)
Mary Aline Johnson Wilson (1875 – 1942)

Siblings:
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)
Burial:
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 #52Ancestors #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 

http://rootsbranchesandnuts.blogspot.com/2014/09/killed-by-washpot-fire-leila-janet.html

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.

Annie Missouri (Flowers) Wilson, Wife of John Travis Wilson, Sr.

Birth: Nov. 14, 1872 Pike County, Alabama, USA
Death: May 1, 1957 Robertsdale, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Daughter of Eli Shorter and Milbry Flowers of Alabama. Married John Travis Wilson on 7 December 1887 in High Pine, Clay County, Alabama. Mother of sixteen children, and thirteen lived to adulthood. Faithful lifelong Church of Christ member. Devoted Wife and Mother.

My dad, Louis Clifford Mancill, told me that she was a real sweet lady, and that he loved visiting them. She always had something special for them. He told me that they very seldom got to visit.

Name: Annie M Wilson

Event Type: Census

Event Year: 1910 Event Place: Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama, United States

Gender: Female

Age: 38

Marital Status: Married

Race: White Race (Original): White

Relationship to Head of Household: Wife

Birth Year (Estimated): 1872

Birthplace: Alabama

Father’s Birthplace: Alabama

Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

John T Wilson Head M 43 Alabama

Annie M Wilson Wife F 38 Alabama

Dalard E Wilson Son M 20 Florida

Arnold T Wilson Son M 18 Florida

Connie Lee Wilson Daughter F 16 Florida

Minnie G Wilson Daughter F 14 Florida

Bosso Mc Wilson Son M 12 Alabama

Hattie M Wilson Daughter F 10 Alabama

Gussie Wilson Son M 7 Alabama

Miss J T Wilson Daughter F 5 Alabama

John T Wilson Jr. Son M 4 Alabama

Braxton Bragg Comer “B. B.” Wilson Son M 2 Alabama

Ella R Wilson Daughter F 1 Alabama

Citing this Record “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MK3V-N57 : accessed 19 Jun 2014), John T Wilson, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 11A, family 146, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374014.

Name: Annie Missouri Wilson

Event Date: 01 May 1957

Event Place: Robertsdale, Baldwin, Alabama

Gender: Female Age (Original): 84 Birth Year (Estimated): 1873

Father’s Name: Eli Flowers Mother’s Name: Milbry

GS Film number: 1908919 ,

Reference ID: 8873

Citing this Record “Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKQR-MHJ : accessed 19 Jun 2014), Annie Missouri Wilson, 01 May 1957; citing reference 8873, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1908919.

Family links:

Parents: Eli Shorter Flowers

Spouse: John Travis Wilson (1866 – 1916)

Children: Arnold Travis “Jack” Wilson (1891 – 1948)

Cora Lee Wilson Mancill (1893 – 1971)

Braxton Bragg Wilson (1907 – 1972)

Infant Wilson (1912 – 1912)

Infant Twins Wilson (1913 – 1913)

John Travis Wilson, Jr. (1888-1959)

Doland Wilson

Minnie Wilson

Hattie Mae Wilson Butler

Jay Lee Wilson Franklin

Ila Katherine Wilson

Essie Wilson

Gussie Wilson

Ella Ruth Wilson Lavender

Marjorie Etheline Wilson

 
Burial: Silverhill Cemetery Silverhill Baldwin County Alabama, USA
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS Record added: Sep 09, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 21448176

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcsilve/wilson1.html

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Annie Missouri Flowers Wilson and her adult children, Alabama, 1952

 

 

John Travis “John T.” Wilson, Sr, Blacksher, Baldwin County, Alabama

John Travis John T. Wilson, SrJohn Travis John T. Wilson, SrJohn Travis John T. Wilson, SrSilverhill Farm in 1948, Annie Wilson and Twelve Children2on left Alton Comer Wilson, Silverhill, AlabamaJohn Travis Wilson & Annie Missouri Flowers marriage, 1887
Birth: Sep. 19, 1867
Blacksher

Baldwin County

Alabama, USA
Death: May 25, 1916
Blacksher
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Son of Henry Travis Wilson and Mary Ellen Vickery of Alabama.
Husband of Annie Missouri Flowers.

Married December 7, 1887 in High Pine, Clay County, Alabama.
Father of sixteen children, of which thirteen children lived to adulthood.
Church of Christ religion.

John & Annie established a turpentine still and the Wilson Naval Store Company with his brother Robert. John T. traveled and established business accounts, and the public relations aspect of the business, and Robert ran the financial aspect, and they built a very lucrative business.

John T. Wilson owned the first Cadillac in Baldwin County, Alabama, a 1912 Cadillac Touring Car.

Annie bought a 1919 Buick in Mobile, Alabama and had it ferried over to the Fairhope landing.

Her son, Bosso, would later be seen “driving through town in his new car”, per the Baldwin County Probate Office.

In 1926 before she moved to Silverhill, Alabama, Annie purchased a new “Whippet” car.

John & Annie instilled a strong sense of education in their children. The Wilson family provided room and board for the schoolteacher for the Blacksher School and actually built the school building on their property.

John & Annie saw to the religious needs of the family. He built a church building for the Church of Christ just northwest of the Blacksher home on the Wilson property. They also provided room and board for the visiting preachers as they passed through the area.
Annie later in 1930, donated the building to the Robertsdale Church of Christ, and the men of the congregation dismantled the building and moved it to Robertsdale, Baldwin County, Alabama.

Name: John T Wilson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866-1867
Birthplace: Alabama
Page Number: 3
Household ID: 25
Line Number: 38
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000545514
Digital Folder Number: 004257535
Image Number: 00607
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Wilson M 45 Florida
Mary E Wilson F 35 Florida
Charles Y Wilson M 13 Florida
Japeth R Wilson M 12 Alabama
Wm J Wilson M 9 Alabama
Henry Wilson M 4 Alabama
John T Wilson M 3 Alabama
Obediah Wilson M 1 Alabama

Name: John T Wilson

Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Precincts 5-6 Halmons, Sibleys Mill Halmons, Baldwin, Alabama, United States
District: 4
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Number of Living Children:
Years Married: 12
Birth Date: Sep 1866
Birthplace: Alabama
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1888
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Florida
Mother of how many children:
Sheet Number and Letter: 10B
Household ID: 199
Line Number: 73
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240001
Digital Folder Number: 004119965
Image Number: 00527
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head John T Wilson M 34 Alabama
Wife Annie Wilson F 27 Alabama
Son Dalon Wilson M 10 Florida
Son Arnold Wilson M 9 Florida
Daughter Cora L Wilson F 7 Florida
Daughter Minnie Wilson F 6 Florida
Son Boso Wilson M 3 Alabama
Daughter Hattie M Wilson F 1
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9ZL-HRK : accessed 12 Jan 2014), John T Wilson, Precincts 5-6 Halmons, Sibleys Mill Halmons, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; citing sheet , family 199, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240001.

 Name: John T Wilson

Event Type: Census

Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1867
Birthplace: Alabama
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John T Wilson Head M 43 Alabama
Annie M Wilson Wife F 38 Alabama
Dalard E Wilson Son M 20 Florida
Arnold T Wilson Son M 18 Florida
Connie Lee Wilson Daughter F 16 Florida
Minnie G Wilson Daughter F 14 Florida
Bosso Mc Wilson Daughter F 12 Alabama
Hattie M Wilson Daughter F 10 Alabama
Gussie Wilson Son M 7 Alabama
Miss J T Wilson Daughter F 5 Alabama
John T Wilson Jr. Son M 4 Alabama
Commer B B Wilson Son M 2 Alabama
Ella R Wilson Daughter F 1 Alabama
Citing this Record “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MK3V-N57 : accessed 19 Jun 2014), John T Wilson, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 11A, family 146, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374014.

Name: John T. Wilson
Titles and Terms:
Name Prefix:
Event Date: 25 May 1916
Event Place: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Gender: Male
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Age (Original): 50y 3m 24d
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866
Birth Date (Original):
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name:
Spouse’s Titles and Terms:
Spouse’s Name Prefix:
Father’s Name: Henry Wilson
Father’s Titles and Terms:
Father’s Name Prefix:
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Name: Mary E. Wilson
Mother’s Titles and Terms:
Mother’s Name Prefix:
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Naval Stores
Address:
Residence Place:
Cemetery:
Burial Place: Blacksher, Alabama
Burial Date:
Funeral Home:
Informant’s Name:
Informant’s Name (Original):
GS Film number: 1894132
Reference ID: cn 50
Citing this Record
“Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDXW-Y6L : accessed 12 Jan 2014), John T. Wilson, 25 May 1916; citing reference cn 50, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1894132.

Family links:
Spouse:
Annie Missouri Flowers Wilson (1872 – 1957)

Children:
Arnold T Wilson (1891 – 1948)
Cora Lee Wilson Mancill (1893 – 1971)
Braxton Wilson (1907 – 1972)
Infant Wilson (1912 – 1912)
Infant Twins Wilson (1913 – 1913)

 
Burial:
Silverhill Cemetery
Silverhill
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21448207

http://genealogytrails.com/ala/baldwin/bios/john_travis_wilson.html

Annie Missouri Flowers Wilson