Thursday, March 25, 2010

Joshua & Margaret's marriage record

Another marriage record found in the St. Clair County courthouse was between Joshua Hood and Margaret Johnson, ancestors of many Itawambians (as well as great-great grandparents of Elvis Presley!). Margaret was the daughter of Simeon and Martha Johnson while Joshua's parents are still a mystery, although I believe them to be James Hood and Margaret Somerville. Some researchers have indicated that Joshua was the son of Rev. William Hood and his wife Elizabeth Quinn, but my research has led me to conclude that is not the case. One of the records I wanted to see in the courthouse was Joshua's marriage record to see if perhaps Rev. William Hood had solemnized the ceremony. He didn't. According to the above record, Joshua and Margaret were married on December 20, 1849 by Evan Wilkins, Justice of the Peace.

I'm still pursuing leads to determine who Joshua's parents were, but unfortunately nothing turned up on this research trip that could give us an answer. We did find some deed and court records for James Hood that need to be analyzed, and some other Hood marriage records may provide clues as yet, but there are still many missing pieces to the puzzle.


Tracy said...

This post is very interesting to me.
I am related to the Hood's.
Osborne/Ausborn and Malissa Jones Hood were my GGG grandparents. I have them on the 1850 census living in St. Clair Co. Alabama, then on the 1860 census in Itawamba,MS.
Their daughter Margaret (my gg grandmother married Jonathan Herron (my gg grandfather) on 5 Aug. 1874 in Itawamba Co. MS.
On this record his name was spelled Jonothan Herring.

Osborne and Malissa Jones Hood as well and Jonathan and Margaret Hood Herron are all buried at Herron Cemetery in Lamar Co. Alabama.

In all the research work I have done on my family tree my Hood and Herron families have been the most complicated, the Herron's more so than anybody.

Tracy :)

Mona Robinson Mills said...

Tracy, please e-mail me at so we can exchange information about this Hood family. I do remember seeing some Herrings during my research in St. Clair County recently.