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Abbrev: MAJORS compilation

Note: In addition to the compiler's own research, this MAJORS compilation benefits from research by: Kirby PHELPS, Barbara TILL PRESTIGE, Elaine HALL HENDRICKS.

Descendants of Benjamin Majors

Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN1 MAJORS was born 1761 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, and died August 11, 1835 in Dallas County, Alabama. He married B.

Notes for BENJAMIN MAJORS:

It has not been proved that Benjamin MAJORS is the correct ancestor here. Based on the information available, it is a reasonable premise, and, therefore, adopted as a working hypothesis by this compiler.

Children of BENJAMIN MAJORS and B are:

2. i. JOHATHON2 MAJORS, b. March 1793, South Carolina; d. February 1863, Butler County, Alabama New Prospect Cemetery.

ii. EDWARD MAJORS.

iii. JOHN MAJORS.

iv. ALFRED MAJORS.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHATHON2 MAJORS (BENJAMIN1) was born March 1793 in South Carolina, and died February 1863 in Butler County, Alabama New Prospect Cemetery. He married MARY MATILDA MATHEWS.

Children of JOHNATHON MAJORS and MARY MATHEWS are:

3. i. SHADRICK BENJAMIN3 MAJORS, b. April 27, 1830, Georgia; d. March 10, 1899, Butler County, Alabama.

4. ii. JOHN MAJORS, b. March 30, 1816, Georgia; d. May 02, 1902, Butler County, Alabama New Prospect Cemetery.

iii. ELIZA MAJORS, b. 1820.

iv. JAMES MAJORS, b. February 08, 1822.

v. RACHEL MAJORS, b. 1829.

vi. DAVID MAJORS, b. December 11, 1836.

Generation No. 3

3. SHADRICK BENJAMIN3 MAJORS (JOHATHON2, BENJAMIN1) was born April 27, 1830 in Georgia, and died March 10, 1899 in Butler County, Alabama. He married ELIZABETH WALL.

Notes for SHADRICK BENJAMIN MAJORS:

Sources:

Abbrev: MAJORS, Benjamin descendants

Note: Information on Benjamin MAJORS descendants from Elaine HALL HENDRICKS.

Title: Tombstone

Abbrev: Tombstone

Title: Dale Co, AL Census 1850

Abbrev: Dale Co, AL Census 1850

Publication: Wichita, KS: S-K Publications

Repository:

1 Winshire Court

Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Children of SHADRICK MAJORS and ELIZABETH WALL are:

5. i. JAMES ANDREW JACKSON4 MAJORS, b. May 26, 1866, Mt. Olive, Butler Co., Ala; d. October 19, 1944, Butler County, Alabama Friendship Cemetery.

6. ii. MARTHA JANE MAJORS, b. September 25, 1854, Butler, Alabama; d. November 18, 1932, Georgiana, Butler, Ala.

iii. M. SUSAN MAJORS, b. 1856.

7. iv. RACHEL NANCY MAJORS, b. April 27, 1859, Mt. Olive, Butler Co., Ala; d. August 14, 1896, Butler, Alabama.

v. SHADRACK BENJAMIN MAJORS, b. October 22, 1862.

vi. EMMALINE MAJORS, b. 1867.

vii. EVALINE MAJORS, b. March 31, 1868.

8. viii. JESSE HARRIS MAJORS, b. July 14, 1870, Butler, Alabama; d. May 28, 1911, Butler, Alabama.

ix. J. DAVID MAJORS, b. September 06, 1873.

x. GEORGE WALTER MAJORS, b. November 19, 1876.

4. JOHN3 MAJORS (JOHATHON2, BENJAMIN1) was born March 30, 1816 in Georgia, and died May 02, 1902 in Butler County, Alabama New Prospect Cemetery. He married SERENA MATILDA COOK December 24, 1835.

Notes for JOHN MAJORS:

Sources:

Title: Tombstone

Abbrev: Tombstone

Title: Dale Co, AL Census 1850

Abbrev: Dale Co, AL Census 1850

Publication: Wichita, KS: S-K Publications

Repository:

1 Winshire Court

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Page: Page 191

Title: Tombstone

Abbrev: Tombstone

Quality: 3

Children of JOHN MAJORS and SERENA COOK are:

i. DANIEL M.4 MAJORS, b. December 21, 1836.

ii. KISIAH MAJORS, b. May 26, 1838.

iii. MARY ELIZABETH MAJORS, b. June 18, 1839.

iv. JOEL J. MAJORS, b. November 01, 1840.

v. JONATHAN MAJORS, b. April 05, 1842.

vi. JAMES CORNELIUS MAJORS, b. February 08, 1845.

vii. HENRY H MAJORS, b. July 12, 1846.

viii. RACHEL F. MAJORS, b. April 14, 1848.

ix. JOHN L. MAJORS, b. April 14, 1849.

x. APLETON JOEL MAJORS, b. January 21, 1853.

xi. WILLIAM MAJORS.

Generation No. 4

5. JAMES ANDREW JACKSON4 MAJORS (SHADRICK BENJAMIN3, JOHATHON2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 26, 1866 in Mt. Olive, Butler Co., Ala, and died October 19, 1944 in Butler County, Alabama Friendship Cemetery. He married MARTHA JANE TILL January 03, 1890 in Lowndes, Alabama, daughter of WASHINGTON TILL and RACHEL MANNING.

Children of JAMES MAJORS and MARTHA TILL are:

i. WALTER JACKSON5 MAJORS, b. December 02, 1890, Butler, Alabama; d. November 09, 1976; m. MINNIE WELCH, August 29, 1915, Butler, Alabama.

ii. ANNIE D. MAJORS, b. 1902, Butler, Alabama.

iii. ROSA SUPHRONIA MAJORS, b. 1904; m. GRADY L MCCLOUD.

iv. JAMES ARTEMIS MAJORS, b. October 1896, Butler, Alabama; d. May 17, 1973, Greenville, Butler, Ala; m. HAZELDEAN TILL.

v. ADA ESTELL MAJORS, b. April 27, 1899, Butler, Alabama; d. March 1977, Birmingham, Jefferson, Ala; m. EDWARD FRANK OWENS.

vi. MARTHA J. MAJORS, b. September 10, 1905; d. August 26, 1906.

vii. ROBERT E. MAJORS, b. November 27, 1910, Alabama; d. September 1986, Talladega, Ala.

6. MARTHA JANE4 MAJORS (SHADRICK BENJAMIN3, JOHATHON2, BENJAMIN1) was born September 25, 1854 in Butler, Alabama, and died November 18, 1932 in Georgiana, Butler, Ala. She married ANDREW ALLEN TILL December 24, 1877 in Butler, Alabama, son of WASHINGTON TILL and RACHEL MANNING.

Children of MARTHA MAJORS and ANDREW TILL are:

i. WILLIAM ARTEMIS5 TILL, b. January 24, 1879, Lowndes, Alabama; d. July 12, 1879, Lowndes, Alabama.

ii. SAMUEL BENJAMINE TILL, b. December 14, 1879, Lowndes, Alabama; d. March 25, 1906, Livingston, Sumter, Ala.

iii. MARY ELIZABETH TILL, b. January 01, 1882, Butler Co, Alabama; d. May 21, 1921, Alabama; m. LOUIS DANIEL SPENCE, May 07, 1899, Butler, Alabama.

iv. ALONZO WASHINGTON TILL, b. January 03, 1884, Butler, Alabama; d. November 01, 1945, Butler, Alabama; m. FLORENCE LOETTA GARDNER, February 04, 1904, Butler, Alabama.

v. CAMMIE SUPHRONIA TILL, b. June 19, 1886, Butler, Alabama; d. July 11, 1969, Montgomery, Ala; m. WILLIAM CALVIN POUNCEY, October 05, 1902, Butler, Alabama.

vi. ANDREW JACKSON TILL, b. July 20, 1888, Butler, Alabama; d. July 26, 1888.

vii. LEILA ESTER TILL, b. February 18, 1890, Butler, Alabama; d. March 20, 1946, Greenville, Butler, Ala; m. JUDSON LAMAR WILLIAMS, May 28, 1909, Butler Co, Alabama.

viii. MARTHA VELMA TILL, b. March 11, 1892, Butler, Alabama; m. CLAUDE MALACHI GARDNER, April 15, 1910, Butler, Alabama.

ix. JACOB ELVIN TILL, b. November 29, 1894, Butler, Alabama; d. April 1963, Alabama; m. MINNIE LEE MAURICE, 1911.

7. RACHEL NANCY4 MAJORS (SHADRICK BENJAMIN3, JOHATHON2, BENJAMIN1) was born April 27, 1859 in Mt. Olive, Butler Co., Ala, and died August 14, 1896 in Butler, Alabama. She married SAMUEL ARTEMIS TILL December 24, 1882 in Butler Co, Alabama, son of WASHINGTON TILL and RACHEL MANNING.

Notes for SAMUEL ARTEMIS TILL:

The Till's and Majors

Samuel Artemus Till and Rachel Nancy Majors, died of yellow fever after drinking water from a tainted stream while on a wagon trip to visit relatives. They died 8 days apart. Samuel was only 35 and Rachel was 37. They left nine sons; my grandfather, Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Till, was the oldest at age 13.

The nine sons had been raised by two sets of aunts and uncles - Samuel's brother, Andrew Allen Till who had married Rachel's sister, Martha Jane Majors and Samuel's sister Martha Jane Till who had married Rachel's brother, James Andrew Jackson Majors.

Barbara Prestige Till

Children of RACHEL MAJORS and SAMUEL TILL are:

i. CLARENCE BRYANT5 TILL.

ii. BENJAMINE FRANKLIN TILL, b. September 26, 1883, Lowndes, Alabama; d. August 04, 1945, Prichard, Mobile, Ala; m. ADDIE AGNES WAGNON.

iii. CHARLES W. TILL, b. March 05, 1885, Butler, Alabama; d. March 29, 1934; m. ANNIE VESTA CAIN, 1907.

iv. JESSIE ANDREW TILL, b. July 1886, Butler, Alabama; d. October 06, 1951, Elmore, Ala; m. KATIE M. ANDERSON, 1910.

v. ROBERT DAVID TILL, b. February 12, 1888, Butler, Alabama; d. November 12, 1944, Elmore, Ala; m. LULA CHRISTINA ANDERSON, January 28, 1911, Butler, Alabama.

vi. MARTHA E. TILL, b. September 10, 1889, Butler, Alabama; d. October 21, 1890, Butler, Alabama.

vii. SAMUEL THOMAS TILL, b. January 18, 1891, Butler, Alabama; d. March 23, 1937, Elmore, Ala; m. LOIS HUDSON, 1905.

viii. WILLIAM ARTHUR TILL, b. August 27, 1892, Butler, Alabama; d. November 06, 1981, Elmore, Ala.

ix. JAMES OLIVER TILL, b. August 27, 1892, Butler, Alabama; d. January 04, 1968, Alabama; m. RUBY ESSIE COOPER, June 15, 1913, Butler, Alabama.

x. GEORGE W. TILL, b. February 1896, Butler Co, Alabama; d. October 14, 1967, Prattville, Autauga Co., Ala; m. WILLIE NALL, March 21, 1915, Butler, Alabama.

8. JESSE HARRIS4 MAJORS (SHADRICK BENJAMIN3, JOHATHON2, BENJAMIN1) was born July 14, 1870 in Butler, Alabama, and died May 28, 1911 in Butler, Alabama. He married ORA ELLIE DANTZLER January 26 in Butler, Alabama, daughter of RIAS DANTZLER and MARY TILL.

Children of JESSE MAJORS and ORA DANTZLER are:

i. MARY ELIZABETH5 MAJORS, b. December 1896, Butler, Alabama.

ii. RIAS B. MAJORS, b. April 19, 1899, Butler, Alabama; d. January 1983, Tyler, Alabama; m. OLLIE BELLE BLACK.

iii. RUTH MAJORS, b. January 27, 1901, Butler, Alabama; d. April 04, 1993, Selma, Ala; m. LEON PHILIPS.

iv. NETTIE MAJORS, b. 1902, Butler, Alabama; d. September 14, 1994, Montgomery, Ala; m. GEORGE PARKER, June 01, 1918, Butler, Alabama.

v. SUPHRONIA MAJORS, b. Private, Butler, Alabama; m. JAMES STEWART.

Other Majors families:

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