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Surnames in this Bible: Baird, Leach, Peebles, Slaughter, Stewart, Weems

Other surnames found on this page: Maddox, Maddux, Payne, Mitchel


Handwritten on a blank page of the Bible:

Rev. Joel Weems

In possession of Mrs. Frank R. Stewart



Nov. 26, 1958




Marry Ruth Peebles was born March 4th 1900

May Elizabeth Peebles was born may 31st 1902

Orren Robbert Peebles was born November 14th 1903



Joel Weems was born April 20th 1808

Martha Leach was born July 7th 1807


41 years April 4




Joel Weems and Martha Leach was Married Oct. 1st 1826

Rev. Joel Weems and Mrs. Lucy Baird was Married June the 10th 1872 by
Rev. T. G. Slaughter

(other entry not legible)




Allen Weems was born July 3rd 1827

Sarah Ann Weems was born April 10th 1829

John Redfearn Weems was born May 24th 1831

Joel Weems was born October 10th 1833

Elizebeth Weems was born March 8th 1836

Asa Weems was born September 3rd 1838


Footnotes:  This family Bible is extracted from the microfilm in the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The LDS Church has photographed, transcribed and placed on microfilm many Bibles of early Cherokee County, Alabama families.  These Bibles contain a tremendous amount of rich genealogy data which will be helpful to researchers who are searching for ancestors in the area of Cherokee County, Alabama.

This Bible was last known to be in the possession of Mary Ruth Peebles in Birmingham, Alabama.

Notes added to the transcription on microfilm:

Written next to the entry of birth for Elizabeth Weems - Moses W. Maddox buried Lebanon


The following census records for this family were easy to locate quickly using the Census Records at


1880 United States Federal Census Records show:

Township 12, Cherokee County, AL, Page 429B

Joel B. MADDUX, age 22, born AL, Miller, father born GA, mother born AL.

Nancy A. MADDUX, wife, age 22, born VA, parents born VA.

Laura D. MADDUX, dau, age 2 months, born AL, father born AL, mother born VA.

Charles PAYNE, other, age 19, born GA, Laborer, parents born GA.

Newton MITCHEL, other, age 28, born GA, Laborer, parents born GA.

Joel WEEMS, other, age 72, born GA, parents born GA.

Same Census Page:

Thomas WEEMS, age 20, born AL, Farmer, father born GA, mother born SC.

Caroline WEEMS, wife, age 21, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL.

Susan WEEMS, dau, age 1, born AL, parents born AL.

Next Household:

Joel C. WEEMS, age 30, born AL, Farmer, father born GA, mother born SC.

Sarah WEEMS, wife, age 30, born AL, parents born GA.

John WEEMS, son, age 10, born AL, parents born AL.

Martha Weems, dau, age 7, born AL, parents born AL.

Mary WEEMS, dau, age 6, born AL, parents born AL.

Jacob WEEMS, son, age 4, born AL, parents born AL.

Eliza WEEMS, dau, age 2, born AL, parents born AL.

Charley WEEMS, son, age 4 months, born AL, parents born AL.


The family of Moses and Elizabeth MADDUX is listed on this census on page 429A.

Asa WEEMS is listed on this census on page 430D.


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