Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and Whited

Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

Timothy Ellis
These are my family sure names. I am most interested if any one know Luther oneal Ellis, His picture is posted on the old pics web site here. He and geneva were the parents of my grandfather Boddie Ellis who father Ronald ellis. I am told that Luther ellis and Geneva (crow) ellis ran a church where they are burried. The story goes that he was not a real ellis but was adopted . Looking to see if any one knows about  who his mothers name was . And if anyone is related to any of the other surenames i have listed . I am looking for family histroy.

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

jasperhartline
He was apparently adopted and running a search on the web comes up with nothing relevant. You can however find this information quite possibly by viewing court proceedings that may or may not have taken place. The actual adoption records if any exist are probably not public information from the courts. It is possible we can probably dig up some more information about this and the court proceedings and get something relevant for ya.

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

Timothy Ellis
Would love that if at all possible. Problem for me is that i am about 5-6thousand miles away from there. I do have alot of relatives that i could quite possibley get to go and check for me. Do you have an address of the court house there off hand. Do not break you back looking it up. Just if you know it off the top of your head. I do have a connection in valley head that i am in touch with . I may be able to have her help me.

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

jasperhartline
The Dekalb County Courthouse address is: 300 S. Grand Avenue, Fort Payne, Alabama. Searching the records at the courthouse will take some time. Right now what I know is the ledgers are not in any electronic databases. The year we would be looking at is 1895, or around that time.
J. Hartline

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

Darlene
Timothy, Did you ever find out the names you were looking for pertaining to Luther Ellis’s real parents ?
Dee

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

arnichols
I have been scanning uploaded pics today and found some of the Troxtel pics. Here are the names that are on the back, maybe these are some of your kin. Lois Troxtel, J.L. Troxtel (male), Lois, Iodie (not sure about spelling), JL Troxtel, Inez Troxtel

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

Timothy Ellis
Yes those are the Troxtels that i am related to They are on my fathers mothers side ofthe family. the J stands for John. My grand mothers name is Ozell Genevev(spl?) whitehead . She is decended from from the Troxtel. She married Boddie L Ellis and they moved to chattanooga TN . They had two children Roland L Ellis and Sue Ellis. Both are currently alive. Ozell is alive as well. Bodie Ellis passed away some years ago and is burried there in valley head. The Oldest of the Ellis’s was Roy Ellis and we do not know much about him except that he resided in Meridian mississippi and worked for the rail road. I would be interested to see thos pics. I would love to show them to Ozell and let her tell me stories about them.

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

Timothy Ellis
What i am about to write is almost unbelievable. It is so southern that it should be made fun of. The story that i was told about john troxtle was that he was the illegitamate son of General Robert E Lee’s son. The sterotype of all southerners thiking they are related to Lee holds true in my family folk tails. But they swear to it. So John Troxtel should bee John Lee. That is just the story I was told. So the troxtel name was given to him by his mother since she could not get Mr lee to mary her or take responsibiity for the pregnancy. I printed out the 1930 census and read the troxtel names off to Ozell and she told me she knew all of them. They were all related. So i am sure that you have pictures of my distant relative. And maybe of the Lees as well. HAHAHAHAH

Re: Troxtel, Crow, Ellis and whited

arnichols
Wow, that’s kind cool.
Re: Great Great Grandmother was 1/2 Native American
Timothy Ellis
There are many stories about native american bloodlines on the Troxtel side of the family. This is all oral history and the accuracy can not be verrified . Near valley head are some old caves " Sequoya caverns?) I have not been and not seen. Evidently the story i was told is that durring the trail of tears. Not all cherokee left. Many hid out in the hills of the surrounding areas. It was either the troxtel side where one day a single Mr troxtel went out on a donky into the woods and brought back a 13 year old cherokee girl. Together they had about fifteen kids together. I would have to talk to Ozell Whitted or Ronald Ellis . They Know the stories. But in my blood like most of the females were full blooded if not half blooded Cherokee. It would be interesting to see . I believe even the whitted side of the family boast Cherokee indian blood line.