Looking for ancestors of Benjamin Franklin Poole b 1882.

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Benjamin Franklin Poole was my G- Grandfather, b1882, he married Cordelia Frances Utley. They had 2 daughters, Florene & Floretta .  I am trying to find his ancestors. They lived in Tuscaloosa Co. Alabama when they were married.  HOWEVER, I don't know where he came from ,or went to after that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Fsd
in Genealogy Help by Frankie Dollar G2G Crew (800 points)

3 Answers

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I have found reference to a Benjamin Franklin Poole, in Monroe News Star 5 September 1947. It records his death, but says wife is Claudia.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Using the Research section at the bottom right of Benjamin, select the ' RootsSearch' link, verify info that it shows and Search in Family Search and you will get quite a bit of info.  When I entered his full name, birth date of 1882, Spouse 1st name as Cordelia, marriage location Tucaloosa, Alabama, I got lots of results.  1st one was 1920 census with birthdate of 1883, Father, spouse, and children Florine and Floretta, so that sounds like a match!!  lol


Good luck!!
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
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Here are Benjamin and his family in the 1920 U.S. Census.  His father, Elijah Poole is living with them.

Benjamin F Poole
Birth Year:abt 1883
Home in 1920:McDuff, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Cordelia F Poole
Father's name:Elijah Poole
Father's Birthplace:Alabama
Mother's Birthplace:Alabama

Household Members:
Name             Age
Benjamin F Poole 37
Cordelia F Poole 34
Florine Poole     6
Floretta Poole    0
Elijah Poole     74

Year: 1920; Census Place: McDuff, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: T625_45; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 102

In 1900 Ben was living with his sister and her family:
Bennie Pool
Birth Date:Feb 1882
Home in 1900:Mullenax, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Relation to Head of House:Brother in Law

Household Members:
Name             Age
Thomas D Jones   25
Annie B Jones    25
Maud E Jones     11
Essie Jones       2
Bennie Pool     18

1900; Census Place: Mullenax, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0109; FHL microfilm: 1240042

Here is the marriage information for Elijah and wife Mary:
E H Poole
Marriage Date:23 Oct 1870
Marriage Place:Chilton, Alabama, USA
Spouse:Mary A E Aldridge
Film Number:001302414
"Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQVC-LZW : 9 February 2018), E. H. Poole and Mary A. E. Aldridge, 23 Oct 1870; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1302414 IT 1-3.

It appears that Benjamin and sister Anna/Annie were born in Chilton.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (377k points)
The 1880 US Census shows that Benjamin had two older brothers named George and John:


Following the 1910 US Census image:


There is Elijah (Llisted in line 29) living with his son George and family. Benjamin (listed in line 43) is living with the Jones and at the very bottom of the page starts the family of his brother John.
Thank you so much for your help. Hope I can return the favor sometime.
Can someone explaine why my answer was flagged?

Kathryn, sometimes the meaning of flagging an answer or comment is missunderstood as can be seen here:


Specially, scroll down a little bit to see the comments by Gaile Conolly.


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