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Subject: [ALDATA] Al-Etowah-Calhoun Co. Bios (Gulledge)
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 00:31:22 -0400

Etowah-Calhoun County AlArchives Biographies.....Gulledge, Robert Henry February 14, 1859 - December 15, 1931
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Author: Etowah Co, AL Heritage Book - Edna Wise Prickett

>From The Etowah Co, AL Heritage Book
Robert Henry Gulledge was one of the first Settlers of Alfords Bend,
Alabama. He was born in Calhoun County on February 14, 1859 and
married Susanna Rebecca Cupp.

He was the son of Henry Gulledge and Charity Finley. Henry was killed
in the Civil War in 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi during one of the
worst battles of the war. His Grave was never found. Robert Henry was
only 4 years of age. He grew up in Ohatchee with his sister, Mary
Gulledge Schank.

Robert Henry and Rebecca bought land in Alfords Bend in 1879 and reared
Ten children. Evie Gulledge Smith, Ada Johnson, Henry Jr. married Bulah
Gidley and after her death he married Bennie Morrison, Edward married
Nora Aultman of Mississippi. Rosa married Buford Hagler, Maggie married
Paul Butler, Effie married Ed Wise.(the greatest parents int he world)
Ford who died in 1900 married Ruby Judy of West Virginia; Harvey married
Phrona Freeman of Alabama City;

Daisy married Robert Mayes, son of Sam Mayes for whom Mayes Cross Roads
was named. Robert Henry's sister, Nancy Gulledge married Jeff Alford and
at one time owned most of Alfords Bend.

Henry (Uncle Bob) owned a Country
store and when the drummers came, they made sure they were late enough
to spend the night.He had a big orchard and grew all of their food and
peddled out the things that they could not use.He would leave home before
daylight and on his way to Gadsden would wake every neighbor in the
community. He was full of fun and loved by all.

Uncle Bob and Aunt Becky had thirty grandchildren. Almost every Sunday,
some of them would be with Grandmother and Grandfather.
Rebecca (Aunt Becky) died June 9, 1935 with cancer. Uncle Bob died six
months later. Both are buried in Liberty Methodist Cemetery in Alfords
Submitted by: Edna Wise Prickett, 144 Bachelor Chaple Road, Gadsden, AL 35903

Additional Comments:
Mrs Prickett had Robert and Rebecca's year of death as 1935, Alabama Deaths
1909-1958 has their death year as 1931.


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