Family:Gurley Nix and Mary Engle (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? 13 Dec 1876 Etowah County, AlabamaY
8 Aug 1877 Alabama
11 Feb 1956 Ruston, Louisana
12 Apr 1886 Alabama
1 Dec 1973

Shown on the Alabama Marriage Records for 1800-1920. Listed as G.T. Nix and Mary Engle. Book A, Page 314.

� Full Context of Alabama Marriages, 1800-1920 Viewing records 50751-50751 of 149224 Matches ��<< Previous 10 |�Next 10>> Spouse 1: G. T. Nix Spouse 2: Mary Engle Marriage Date: 13 Dec 1876 Marriage Place: Etowah Surety/Bond Date: � Performed By: Justice of Peace Surety/Perf. Name: James Crump OSPage: 314 Comment: �

The Engle Family Entries: 1235 �� Updated: Fri Nov 9 11:14:01 2001 �� Contact: James R. Engle <>

Dear Dalton: Hi, my name is Deborah Tinsley Tyler. My grandmother was Allie Bam Nix Anderson (Married Lester Ryan Anderson, Jackson Parish, LA, ) Her DOB 05-12-1899. Her Parents were: Gurley Tillison Nix (B. 12-07-(1858) and Mary Elizabeth Engle Her Siblings as documented by family members were/are: Ludie, Jacob Thomas, Tyree, Cason, Ada, and Lena. Some of these siblings and there decendants still reside in Alabama. The decendants of Ludie, Jacob Thomas, Ada, Lena, and Allie reside in Louisiana. My cousin Jerry Ann compiled a family history 25 yrs. ago (before internet!!) going back to Daniel Nix. I would be glad to mail this to you if you like. It contains some stories about Gurley Nix and family.


D. Gail Tyler Quitman, Louisiana

 My cousin Jerry Ann compiled a family history 25 yrs. ago.

NIX FAMILY Daniel Nix born in the year of 1778 in Pickens County, South Carolina, married Margaret (?). They were the parents of 4 known children, Jennings (only son) and 3 daughters (names Unknown). Daniel died in the year of 1850 in Pickens County, South Carolina.

Jennings Nix born around 1800 married first to Licinda "Letty" Alexander. They had 4 known children- Tyree, Daniel, female (no name) and ThomasAlexander. Jennings' second wife was Temperance Pool (Ellison). They had 3 known children- James Harrison, J.D. or John Kelloy, Miles Jennings.

Tyree Nix born 1825 Pickens County, South Carolina- married Lettice "Letty" Holden. They had 5 known children- Thomas, John, Frances, Adeline, Gurley Tillison, and Texas Ann. Between the years of 1855 and 1858 Tyree moved his family to Etowah County, Alabama. Tyree fought in the Civil War. While in war he died in a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee of an infectious skin disease, which was common during war time. Tyree died on Arpil 19, 1863.

Gurley Tillison Nix was born on December 7, 1858 in Etowah County, Alabama. He married Mary Elizabeth Engle on December 13, 1876 in Alabama. Paw and Maw ( as we knew them) had five children Ludie, Jacob Thomas (Doc), Tyree, Carson, and Ada while living in Alabama. Around the year of 1890 Paw heard about land and opportunities in California. He, Maw, five children and all their worldly goods boarded a train headed for California. On the way they stopped in Bienville Parish, Arcadia, Louisiana to visit friends. Paw liked the looks of the land so they decided to settle around what we know today as Liberty Hill. They lived in this area for about 5 or 6 years. Paw heard about good farm land over in Jackson Parish around Quitman for sell. So, once more he moved his family. He bought about 140 acres of land paying the large amount of two to three dollars per acre. After settling in this area, they added two more children to their family, Lena born in 1896 and Allie born in 1899. Their children started getting married and having their own families.

Ludie / John Loe-4 children-Dee,Mary Lou, Jimmy and Winston. Jacob Thomas (Doc) / Iola ? -4 Children-Jacob Thomas Jr. , Glenalo, Jessie, and John. Tyree / Mattie Curbow- 3 children- Boyd, Verdie, and Marvin Cason/ Lela Tarvin- 4 children-Juanita, Cleo, Freeman, and Edward. Ada / Seymour Loe- 3 children- Lloyd, Newt, and Elbert Lena / Elmer Harvey- 5 children- Margaret, Juanita, Elaine, Lurline, and E.L. Jr. Allie . Lester Anderson- 5 children- Lester Jr., Geraldine, Zora, Nell, and James.

Aunt Lena rembers Paw telling the story about his wheat crop. When he was a young man he had grown the wheat, harvested it and went to a nearby town to sell his goods. On the way he crossed a small creek, dropped his wheat, which got all wet, he had to spread it out until it dried. After all his efforts, he came out with $7, cash which was the cost of a tan palm beach suit, which he purchased.

Aunt Lena says Maw and Paw were very strict parents. She remembers one whipping from Paw. They were killing hogs and he told her to get him something and she didn't move fast enough and he gave her a good lick with a rope.

Paw and Maw Nix were farmers all their lives-growing cotton, peanuts, corn, watermelons, and other things. They lived a long, fulfilled life. They may not have been rich in material things, but they were very rich in love and respect from their children, family and friends.

Maw Mary Elizabeth, died April 24, 1936 after a stroke at the age of 79. The following year Paw, Gurley Tillison, died on February 5, 1937 of heart and stomach trouble at the age of 78. They had seven children and 28 grandchildren at the time of their death.

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Anderson, Lester, Head, R, M, W, 31, M, 23, LA, LA,LA, Laborer, General Farm,

                , Allie, Wife, F, W, 31, M, 23, LA, LA,LA,  
                , T.R., Son, M, W, 6, S, LA, LA,LA,  
                , Jerell, son, M, W, 4, S, LA, LA,LA,  
                , Zora, daughter, F, W, 2, S, LA, LA,LA,