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Calhoun Family of Opp, Victoria, & Elba, Coffee Co. AL
Posted by: Debra Calhoun Polster (ID *****3255) Date: November 17, 2009 at 19:22:26
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My Calhoun family is from Opp in Covington County Alabama and Elba in Coffee County Alabama. My paternal grandfather was John William Calhoun Sr. b.1886. On some census records he was called "Willie". He married Esther Kendrick(s)b.1886 Alabama. They had 13 children, all born in Elba Coffee Co. Alabama, 12 of which survived into adulthood.

The family moved to Mobile, Mobile Co. Alabama during the Depression. John W. and Esther (Kendrick) Calhoun last lived on Chin St. off of Telegraph Rd. which leads into the City of Mobile very near the Port of Mobile and The Alabama State Docks. John W. Calhoun Sr. worked at the State Docks as well as The Bankhead Tunnel which runs below Mobile Bay.

John William & Esther (Kendricks) children:
Webster Ray Calhoun 1906-1974
William Ralph Calhoun 1910
Lorenzo Calhoun 1910
Fillis Lucille Calhoun 1912-1983
Aubrey Hoover Calhoun 1914-
Justin Calhoun 1914-
Tower U. Calhoun 1916-
Tyler Calhoun 1917-
James H. Calhoun 1919-
Inez Calhoun 1922-
Hilda Calhoun 1924
Gearldine Calhoun
John William Calhoun Jr. 1926-1988

John William Calhoun's parents were James T. Thaderick Calhoun (aka Jim)b. Nov 1869 and Anna Belle Braswell b.1869 (aka Annie Belle or Belle). All were born at Elba, Coffee Co., Alabama. According to the 1900 Federal Census for Elba, Coffee Co. Census James T. Calhoun was 30 yrs old, both parents born in Georgia, and had been married to wife Annie Belle for 15 years. At that time, Annie Belle and James T. Calhoun had 5 living children of the 6 that were born to them.
John William Calhoun Dec 1886 (my grandfather aka Willie)
Minnie Belle Calhoun Jul 1888
Annie Lou Calhoun Mar 1893
Carry Calhoun Sep 1895
Lalaria Calhoun Apr 1899

This is my "brick". I am not giving up, but I don't know where else to look. Please help if you have anything on anyone this family.

I have even less on my grandmother Esther Kendrick(s).

She was always said that she was German. I've noticed in several Covington and Conecuh Co. Census records where the wife was from Bavaria, Germany. Does this ring a bell?

ANY information would be greatly appreciated !

Debra Calhoun Polster

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