Sunday, October 4, 2009

Alfred Thomas Dulaney 1858-1928

Alfred Thomas Dulaney was the oldest son of Henry Dulaney and Mary Jane Priddy. He was named for his grandfathers, Alfred Dulaney and Thomas Jefferson Priddy, Sr., when he was born September 26, 1858. The Dulaney and Priddy families were early settlers in Itawamba County.

Alfred Thomas, who was known as "Blind Tom," married Martha Jane Beasley, daughter of David Beasley, in 1883.

1900 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Fulton post office
Alfred Dulaney 41 MS AL MS farmer, born Sept 1858, married 17 years
Martha J. 39 AL SC AL, born Jan 1861, 8 children, 7 living
Gib 15 MS born July 1884
Henrietta 13 MS born Feb 1887
Cleophas 11 MS born Mar 1889
Annie A 9 MS born Dec 1891
Thomas R. 7 MS born Mar 1893
William Q. 4 MS born Mar 1896
Ben H. 1 MS born Nov 1898

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Fulton-Red Bay Road
Alford T. Dulany 51 MS AL MS farmer
Martha J. 49 AL SC AL
Cleovis 21 MS
Rex 17 MS
William Q. 14 MS
Bennie H. 12 MS
Jennie L. 8 MS

In addition to the children named in the above two census records, Alfred and Martha had a daughter, Loraine, and a son, Lucius, who died as infants.

Alfred died April 2, 1928 and was buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

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