Bryars, Ellen Lucretia

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Ellen Lucretia Bryars
b: 2 AUG 1859
d: 1 JAN 1945
From: [email protected]
To: John Reed
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Katrina
John, This is some info on gggrandmother Ellen Lucretia Miles:
Ellen Lucretia Bryars, daughter of James Lazarus Bryars and his wife ErinElizabeth Miles, was born in Atmore, Alabama. The following is recordedin "History of Escambia County Alabama" authored by Annie C. Waters,pages 226 and 227.
"The development of Atmore churches coincides with the development of thetown; they stand today as monuments to the forethought of early Atmorepioneers.
J. L. Bryars, a Baptist pastor at Pine Barren Church in Florida, walkedfour and one-half miles with a twenty-one month old baby and five otherchildren to Williams'' Station to conduct the area''s first preachingservice.
Mrs. R. W. Brooks, the second oldest of these children, has to becredited with the following memories. She was the wife of Rev. R. W.Brooks, the grandmother of Hugh Esneul, Mrs. Stewart Hoomes, and Mrs.Charles Lowery of today''s Atmore. We owe so much to her and herlong-missing scrapbook, to say the least of her keen sense of humor, muchless her loving to tell things as they were. This trait she passed on toMrs. Essie Esneul, the late mother of the three above mentioned.
Anyway, Mrs. Brooks would tell how she, as a girl of eleven, and an oldersister swept out the old sawmill which was operated by John Roberts,while her father stood pine blocks upon end and laid rough slabs acrossthem to seat the congregation. This initial church service was held aboutwhere Biggs Boarding House now stands.
The little cedar log church that was the first built in Williams'' Stationdidn''t last too long. The community outgrew it, and just a few yearsafterward a second church was erected. This building was located in whatis now Mrs. H. H. Dees'' backyard.
It too gave way to a larger First Baptist Church just across the street.This old building still stands and today is known as the PipkinApartments. Examine its lines when you pass; a picture of a church willsoon come to mind. Rather a large building for so small a town.
The new edifice on South Main and Horner Streets was dedicated in 1917, abeautiful building with its curved sanctuary, its balcony, its originallandscaped sidewalks, its coal burning furnace, yes, and its piles ofcoal and our Sunday best clothes that didn''t go together at all.
This church has a wonderful history and heritage of its own. From such ahumble beginning to the present day, truly its congregation and the Cityof Atmore have been blessed. There was just one Baptist church then--nowthere are several--all, I''m certain, with histories of their own."
Thanks for any info you can send me on the Lowery children. Jay
  • 2 AUG 1859 - Birth - ; Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
  • JAN 1945 - Burial - ; Oak Hill Cemetery, Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
  • 1860 - Census - U.S. ; Baldwin, Alabama
  • 1870 - Census - U.S. ; Pensacola, Escambia, Florida
  • 1 JAN 1945 - Death - ; Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
James Lazarus Bryars
7 DEC 1832 - 13 NOV 1908
Catherine Margaret Hubbard
10 OCT 1810 - 3 FEB 1892
Ellen Lucretia Bryars
2 AUG 1859 - 1 JAN 1945
James Miles
1798 - 1868
Erin Elizabeth Miles
1836 - 20 AUG 1868
Lucretia Ellen Franklin
1804 - AFT 5 JUL 1870
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Lazarus Bryars
Birth7 DEC 1832Stockton, Baldwin, Alabama
Death13 NOV 1908 Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
Marriage1 MAR 1857to Erin Elizabeth Miles at Escambia, Florida
MarriageABT 1869to Malinda Caroline Daily at Escambia, Alabama
FatherCharles Edward Bryars
MotherCatherine Margaret Hubbard
PARENT (F) Erin Elizabeth Miles
Birth1836Wawbeek, Escambia, Alabama
Death20 AUG 1868 Wawbeek, Escambia, Alabama
Marriage1 MAR 1857to James Lazarus Bryars at Escambia, Florida
FatherJames Miles
MotherLucretia Ellen Franklin
FMargaret Catherine Bryars
Birth3 MAR 1864Williams Station, Escambia, Alabama
Death9 MAR 1947Jacksonville, Duval, Florida
Marriage8 JUL 1888to John Parker at Escambia, Florida
MJames Zebedee Bryars
Birth18 OCT 1857Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
Death21 DEC 1921Plateau, Mobile, Alabama
Marriage11 FEB 1886to Leila Crawford Dick at Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
FEllen Lucretia Bryars
Birth2 AUG 1859Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
Death1 JAN 1945Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
Marriage12 MAY 1876to Robert Warren Brooks at Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
MBenjamin Francis Bryars
Birth30 NOV 1861Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
Death3 OCT 1922Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
Marriage15 AUG 1888to Eula Lee Franklin
MCharles Daniel Bryars
Birth27 JUN 1866Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
Death7 JAN 1883
FLucy Elizabeth Bryars
Birth2 AUG 1868Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
DeathJUL 1906Bluff Springs, Escambia, Florida
Marriageto William Timothy Dick
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Robert Warren Brooks
Birth12 JUL 1852
Death22 FEB 1942
Marriage12 MAY 1876to Ellen Lucretia Bryars at Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
PARENT (F) Ellen Lucretia Bryars
Birth2 AUG 1859Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
Death1 JAN 1945 Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
Marriage12 MAY 1876to Robert Warren Brooks at Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
FatherJames Lazarus Bryars
MotherErin Elizabeth Miles
FLillian Brooks
Marriageto John Gatlin
FEssie Brooks
Birth5 JUL 1883
Death2 MAY 1973Atmore, Escambia, Alabama
Marriageto Hugo E. Esneul
Descendancy Chart
Ellen Lucretia Bryars b: 2 AUG 1859 d: 1 JAN 1945
Robert Warren Brooks b: 12 JUL 1852 d: 22 FEB 1942
Essie Brooks b: 5 JUL 1883 d: 2 MAY 1973
Hugo E. Esneul b: 2 JUN 1875 d: 25 NOV 1947
Elizabeth Virginia Esneul b: 24 JUN 1912 d: 30 APR 2004
Stewart H. Hoomes b: 3 SEP 1905 d: 25 MAY 1994
Hugo Esneul b: 4 DEC 1907 d: 30 OCT 2000
Jerome Esneul b: 19 AUG 1910 d: 15 NOV 1995
Forbes Esneul b: 31 MAR 1914 d: 20 AUG 1930