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                            000b FRONT PAGES.pdf
	The People
		That is Now
	Redstone arsenal
		Beverly S. Curry
	Beverly S. Curry and the Reverend McKinley Jones, 2005
	ABOUT THE AUTHOR
		P.O. Box 420959
			CONTENTS
			A Record of Georgia Lacy Lanier’s Family 175
			The Lacy-Fisher Family Tree   176
001 INTRODUCTION and story  pp 1-30.pdf
	January 2005:  The Staff Archaeologist Resumed Interviewing
002 MCKJ Hertzler Polly Isaacs  Dorothy Foster.pdf
	The Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church
		John Fogg
			Jim and Zumma (Zummer) Holding
	Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church School/Union Hill
	Article Title:  “Arkansas Creates African-American Organizat
		The paul jones family
	Paternal great grandparents of McKinley Jones
	McKinley Jones:  His Boyhood
	POLLY WHITE ISAACS
	Telephone interview 2005
	The Family
	School.  Polly Isaacs said:
		The Family
			Evidences of Debt
003 Chaney Section and Charles Wells Marcie.pdf
	PARCEL A-17: ELKO, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESEARCH, LAND HIST
	Elko
	When the Alabama Highway Department decided to redesign the
	THE HISTORY OF LAND OWNERSHIP
	THE CHANEY FAMILY
		Bernice Elkins Chaney
	The Elkins Family
	Marriage to Frank Chaney
	Bernice was a young bride when she went with her husband, Fr
	M.G. Chaney and His Family  (Sources:  Mac Chaney and Hosea
	PARCEL B-61:  Walter F. Chaney
	The Move to “Pappa Chaney’s Place”
	Description of the Houses
	Daily Life
	The frame hung from the ceiling.  It had four staples in the
		Walter F. Chaney Ownership of A-61 and Sale to the War Depar
	Bernice said:
	We were told to move on August 15, 1941.  We moved on Decemb
		The McAnally Family lived on Chaney’s Land (Parcel A-17)
	Interview May 2005
		Interviewed in 2000 and visited other times through 2005
		Marcy’s Family
	Houses on the Property
	Tom Hatchett
	Sharecroppers and Crops
	Life on the Farm
	Cooking/Food.   Marcy said they cooked many vegetables.  The
	After the crate was empty, Daddy would put straw in it, for
		Well Water or Spring Water.  Marcy said:
			The Store
			The School
		Tom Bagsby
	The Move
	Marcy’s Husband
	Marcy’s story about how she met her husband also adds insigh
	Quilts
	Marcy said “back then” women made quilts.  She was young whe
004JAM~1.PDF
	ARTHUR JORDAN
	Interview May 2005
		Daily Life
			Interviewed by Skip Vaughn
		Interview dates:  Feb. 13 and March 20, 2001.
	The Lanier Family
	Earl P. Lacy
	(Born in 1908)
	Interviewed by Ed Peters
		Where He Lived
		Pond Beat and the Ponds
		The Community
		ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  Taken from an e-mail letter written
		Georgia and Felix Lanier:  Most Families Did the Same
			
	AARON BURNS
	(Born 1892)
	An Interview by Skip Vaughn
005 Charles Burns.pdf
	CHARLES BURNS
		Died:  Oct. 23, 1977
		Died:  April 11, 1955
			Born:  Feb. 15, 1885
				Born:  Oct. 19, 1901
006 Alva, Emma, Jacobs, Horton, Joiner.pdf
	FOR DOCK  JACOBS
	ALVA JACOBS  [INCLUDING A DISCUSSION DRAWING FROM OTHER SOUR
		Interview July 2005
		New Cedar Grove Church
		Cedar Grove M.E. Church
	Elle Jacobs:  Horse and Carriage Meet the Electric Trolley
	A story, based on court- house records, told by John P. Rank
	One morning in early 1919, Elle Jacobs hitched a horse to a
		Where Pearl Lived
			Pearl Gives Directions to Places in the Community
			Yancy Horton’s Home
	Where the Cowan Family Lived
		Cowan Family Cemetery
			EMMA LANKFORD HORTON
			(Wife of Ovoy)
			Interviews March 2001, and May, June and July 2005 by teleph
			The Lankford Family
	Where They Lived
		THE HORTON FAMILY
			Emma Lankford Married Ovoy Horton
				Interviewed in 1999
		Daily Life
	WALTER JOINER
	The Cemetery Where Claudie Joiner is Buried
		TIMMONS CEMETERY
			Shelby Timmons, 1924
				Joe Walker, 1940
	Walter Remembered Other Owners of the Timmons Plantation
007 JAMES LONG  and Gene Neal Jan 2007.pdf
	The Area of Pond Beat Where the Longs Lived
	The House and the Store
		A.C. Turner Measured the Rise and Fall of the River
008 Woodward  Harris through References.pdf
	A History of Woodward Family Land Ownership
		The Earliest Burials of Woodwards on RSA (The Woodward Cemet
		The Woodward Family was Present in Madison County in Early T
			THE DARWINS AND THE WOODWARDS
		Interviews April and Sept. 2005
			Edith Woodward’s Family
			Where They Lived
			The Woodward “Homeplace.”   Edith said when her grandfather
			A Description of the John Woodward House
	WALTER HOLCOMB (born 1928 or 1929):  An interview by Skip Va
	ELNORA CLAY LANIER
		The Owen/Jamar Family
			A Glimpse into Land Ownership on RSA
	Telephone interview April 13, 2005
		The Family
		Where They Lived and Their House
	WALTER COONEY PENLAND  (born 1902)
	An Interview by Ed Peters
	THE “LEE HOUSE,” THE HARRIS HOUSE, AND THE LIFE AND TIMES OF
	Parcel D-167 on the U.S. Army Property Map
		Walter Cooper Penland
	Introduction
	History of the “Lee House”
		The Lee Home
			Land Entered by Cooper
				Cooper Bought More Land Later
	WESLEY THOMAS
		Interviewed July 2005
	Odis H. Golden
		Interviewed August 4, 2005
			The Location of Hickory Grove
			Their Home and Daily Life
	HELEN WEBSTER RECTOR
	Dr. Robert Samuel Beard, Sr.
	Dr. Duncan was an active member of various civil organizatio
	MOONSHINE
009 APPENDIX.pdf
	INDEX
0010 Index.pdf
	The Author Thanks John P. Rankin for Preparing the Index
	Broiles, Mr. ___ 27, 374
	Cartwright, Kirby 17, 170, 172, 190, 192, 194, 235
	Elko Switch 65, 109, 127, 168, 421
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 1

The People
Who Lived on the Land
that is Now
Redstone arsenal

Pond Beat, Mullins Flat, Hickory Grove,
The Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian
Church area, and the Elko area


Written by:


Beverly S. Curry
Redstone Arsenal Staff Archaeologist 1996-2005










December 2006
All rights reserved

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The list below shows the names of Jacobs family members and parcel numbers of the
land they owned as listed on the Army Real Estate Map at the time of the sale of the
pre-arsenal land to the government. The family lineage diagram provided earlier can
be consulted for the kinship ties between the property owners. This list is limited to
family members whose last name is Jacobs—relatives with last names other than
Jacobs have not been identified.


B-77 Walter Jacobs, ET UX.
C-145 Burrell Jacobs
C-147A Walter Jacobs, ET UX.
C-147B Walter Jacobs, ET UX.
C-147C Walter Jacobs, ET UX.

D-156 James Jacobs
D-168 Frank Jacobs, ET UX.
D-172 Addie Jacobs, ET VIR
D-179 Booker T. Jacobs
D-182A Arthur Jacobs, ET UX.
D-182B Arthur Jacobs, ET UX.
D-182C Arthur Jacobs, ET UX.
D-182D Arthur Jacobs, ET UX.

D-193 Ernest Jacobs
D-194 Zera Jacobs, ET VIR
D-195 Frank Jacobs, ET UX.
D-197 Addie Jacobs, ET VIR
D-198 Zera Jacobs, ET VIR
D-199 New Cedar Grove Church

E-224 Frank Jacobs
E-230 Frank Jacobs
E-245A Frank Jacobs
E-245B Cedar Grove M.E. Church
F-250 Walter Jacobs





Parcels of land owned by Jacobs family members at the time the land was sold to the government.
Jacobs family members who had married and taken other names would not be represented here.


Alva said that Zera’s father, William, died at a young age. His property went to his
wife, Emily. Emily kept the property and divided it between his children, thus Zera,
Booker, and Addie acquired their land. Archival records show that the children of
William received a bequest from George Jacobs, who died on September 12, 1906.
George left his estate to be distributed among a number of heirs. Among them, he
listed the children of the deceased William Jacobs, naming Ernest, Edward, Booker,
Lula and Zera. William also included “heirs of Ocie Jacobs” in his bequest. They were
named as Alvie (age 13) and Booker T.

When the Army bought the land, Alva’s mother Zera owned two parcels, D-194 and
D-198. Zera’s land was near Horton School. Off the northwest corner of Zera’s
property, Booker T. Jacobs owned parcel D-179, right across the street from Horton
School, and it was on that parcel that Alva lived until he was ten years old.

Addie’s property bordered Zera’s to the south, Frank Jacobs had a parcel running along
side of theirs on the east side (D-195), Addie had a another parcel in the northeast
corner of Frank’s (D-197) and Zera had a small parcel out of the northwest corner of
Addie’s (D-198). A small piece cut out of the northeast corner that was probably
originally in Parcel D-198 is shown was Parcel D-199, and is shown as New Cedar
Grove Church. Alva knew the church but said that was not the name for it that he

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remembered. These parcels were all south of the Farley-Triana Road. Furthermore,
immediately to the south of Addie’s Parcel D-172, Ernest Jacobs owned parcel D-193.

The pictures on the following pages will further acquaint the reader with Dock, Addie
and Frank Jacobs. They were the photographs kept by Dock and Zera Jacobs and
passed down to their son, Alva.








Dock Jacobs, World War I.



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Mothers thought their children should have Caster Oil, and the
children hated it. The advertisement for Castoria appeared
regularly in the Huntsville weekly newspaper.










































Source: The Huntsville Weekly Democrat. July 19, 1916.

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A young lady from Pond Beat.

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