Family:William Thomas and Frances Nix (1)

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Marriage? 1 Jan 1873 Etowah County, Alabama
22 Nov 1872
15 Oct 1893
23 Feb 1880 Alabama
8 Mar 1882
10 Sep 1885
4 Aug 1889
Abt 1895 Alabama
4 Jul 1895
16 Feb 1980 OHIO?
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To check:Viola Thomas (1)Born before parents' marriage

Cited in "Marriages of Etowah County, Alabama Prior to 1900", Book A Page 071-B. Material provided by Earlene Stanfield. Also found on the internet; William F. Thomas married Francis A. Nix, 24 Dec 1872. Minister of Gospel G.F. Hullet; OSPage 71.

� Full Context of Alabama Marriages, 1800-1920 Viewing records 50275-50275 of 149224 Matches ��<< Previous 10 |�Next 10>> Spouse 1: William F. Thomas Spouse 2: Francis A. Nix Marriage Date: 24 Dec 1872 Marriage Place: Etowah Surety/Bond Date: � Performed By: Minister of Gospel Surety/Perf. Name: G. F. Hullet OSPage: 71 Comment: �


The only other family member of Paw Nix that we have been able to learn about was his sister Adeline.

Francis Adeline Nix was born September 26, 1855 in Etowah County, Alabama. She was the third child of Tyree and Letty NIx. Adeline married William S. Thomas, a preacher and they became the parents of 8 children, one girl and seven boys. In 1899 Rev. William died leaving Adeline with three boys to raise. On December 7, 1905 Adaline married Thomas J. Moarrow (commonly called Uncle Tom), he was somewhat peculiar and was strict on Adeline's boys. Before Uncle Tom died in 1919 he ask Will, one of Adelines boys , to promise to always take care of his mother and Uncle Tom would leave all he had to Will. Will always kept his promise and Adeline lived with him and his family until her death on January 8, 1926. She is buried in the Livingston Chapel Cemetery in Cullman, Alabama.

I have been told that Adeline was a very small frame lady with long silky black hair that touched the floor when she was sitting in a straight chair and her eyes were blue.

Aunt Lena visited with Adeline's youngest son, Eldridge, about 12 years ago and met some of his family. Since that time she has met and corresponded with other descendanats of Adeline's and we have had some of her family attend our reunions. They have come from Indiana, Alabama and Ohio.

The above material was copied from a letter received on 15 July, 2002 from Gail Tyler 3719 Beech Springs Road Quirman, LA 7126 <>

Handwritten note attached; Dear Dalton; Sorry I am so late getting this info to you. Between kids + work I have been really hopping this last month. Hope the enclosed info gives a little insight on Gurley (Pa Nix to us). If you have any questions please feel free to coantact me. We try to hold our annual Nix reunion in Sept. When I get info on thiis I will forward it to you. Regards Gail Tyler gr-grandaughter of Gurley Nix.

1. Viola Thomas-died from complications of childbirth; 2. Wiley Thomas- Rheumatism and Arthritis 3. Louie Thomas- died of Typhoid 4. Miles Thomas- died of stroke 5. Pearcy Thomas- died at age 10 , cause unknown 6. Elbert Thomas- died of Typhus Malaria 7. Will Self Thomas- died of complications of prostate 3-30-1962.8. Eldredige 8. Green Thomas- died of cardiac arrest and emphysema. 2-16-1980

Family Data Collection - Marriages Record about Frances Adaline Nix Name: Frances Adaline Nix Spouse: William F Thomas Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 24 December 1872 City: Etowah Co State: AL