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Curtis Thomasson, Author at The Andalusia Star-News

Genealogy

Gaston family descendants arrived in South Alabama in early 1820s

The Gaston family of Conecuh County, Ala. and surrounding counties was of Scottish descent. The earliest ancestor identified by this writer is John Gaston who ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:46 pm

Genealogy

Matthew E. Brunson family moves to Covington County in 1900

In the past few weeks, the genealogy of the Brunson family has been reviewed, especially as residents of neighboring Coffee County. Today’s story will bring ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, November 13, 2020 9:54 pm

Genealogy

Brunson descendants excel in business and community leadership

Matthew Eugene Brunson II or Jr., the son of Matthew Eugene Brunson Sr., was born in 1844 after the family moved to East Alabama. Some ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, November 6, 2020 10:28 pm

Genealogy

John Franklin Brunson Sr. and sons were leaders in business and community

In last week’s column, the family of Matthew Eugene Brunson and Sarah Blanchard was introduced and covered down to his youngest son, John Franklin Brunson. ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Monday, November 2, 2020 10:35 am

Genealogy

Brunson ancestors of Coffee County immigrated from England in 1633

Today’s writing will be an expansion and earlier genealogy of the Brunson family of Covington and Coffee Counties which was featured years earlier. According to ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 pm

Genealogy

Peak/Peek descendants immigrated from England to South Alabama

Some time earlier, the Peek family of Covington County, Ala., was featured in this column. The ancestor, Robert Peek, born circa 1715 and his descendants ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:50 pm

Genealogy

McCreary family celebrates proud heritage at annual “picnic”

The family and lineage of Elijah McCreary of Conecuh County, Ala., was featured in last week’s column. More genealogy of this McCreary family will be ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 9, 2020 7:27 pm

Genealogy

Elijah McCreary left strong legacy for his descendants

The McCreary family of Conecuh County, Ala., was introduced in last week’s column and will be continued in today’s writing. This story will begin with ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, October 2, 2020 10:39 pm

Genealogy

McCreary family was some of earliest settlers in Conecuh County

The McCreary family was another prominent one in Conecuh County in the Brooklyn, Belleville and Evergreen communities. The earliest ancestor found on Ancestry.com for this ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Friday, September 25, 2020 10:28 pm

Genealogy

Cary family migrated from South Carolina to Conecuh County, Ala.

The Cary family of Conecuh County, Ala., was quite reputable and has ties to several families in surrounding counties. Dudley Armstead Cary was the earliest ... Read more

by Curtis Thomasson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:18 am

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