Susie Ada Maloy and her ancestors in Jackson County, Florida
Susie Ada Maloy came from a tight-knit community in Jackson County, Florida. Many of her ancestors were true Florida pioneers. These early white settlers built farms and descending generations stayed in Jackson County and worked as farmers. Jackson County became one of the principle agricultural counties in Florida. Because several generations of Susie's family lived Jackson County, their family history has been easy to trace. Click on a surname below to read more about each family line.
MALOY / CLOUD / BROGDEN / BAZZELL
Many other researchers have worked on the local and genealogy of Jackson County. I have included some websites and books that I have found helpful.
Casey's Florida Map Page.
This site contains links to almost 100 maps of Florida. Researchers can use this site to find Jackson County maps that range in date from the early 1500?s to the present. All different types of maps are available including road maps, wildlife maps, and weather maps.
Cox, Dale A. "The West Florida War: A New Look at the 1864 Raid on Marianna." Jackson County Tourist Development Council 1999.
Dale A. Cox is an author, a historian, and a native of Parramore, Jackson County, Florida. In this work, he examines the civil war battle that took place in Marianna, Jackson County, in 1864. He takes great care and relies heavily on primary source documents. Some legends of the battle are substantiated while others are disproved. Originally published as a monograph in 1989, this book is now out of print. In 1999, it was republished in full text on the web.
Edenfield Genealogical Society.
A significant number of Jackson county families are included in this database. Originally intended to provide secondary source information on EDENFEILDs, this database now contains 17,351 surnames. This website is frequently referred to as ?the EGS web site? on Jackson County Discussion boards and listserves.
Jackson County, Florida GenWeb Project. USGenWeb Project.
This website is the main source of information and contact among Jackson County researchers. Several indexes to primary documents, full text articles, photographs, and genealogies can be found on this website. The Jackson County Historical Society has changed its name to the Jackson County Internet Historical Society and is publishing primarily on this site and its associated listserve.
Marianna Now Community. Media General Inc.
This website features an illustration of downtown Marianna, the county seat of Jackson County. The map is composed of links, allowing visitors locate websites for businesses and organizations in Marianna. Jackson Hospital, the Chamber of Commerce, the Courthouse, and several local schools, business, and churches are listed.
Cox, Isaac Joslin, The West Florida Controversy, 1798-1813: A Study in American Diplomacy. Gloucester, Mass: P. Smith, 1967, ©1918.
Before American Independence and Florida Statehood, the area now known as Jackson County was at the center of a large territorial dispute. It was inhabited by Indigenous people and claimed by the nations of Spain, France, Great Britain, and American Revolutionaries. This long and complicated political dispute led to the formation of Jackson County and the state lines that run adjacent to it.
Gilmore Academy - Jackson County Training School Alumni Association. Jackson County, Florida. Black America. Charleston: Arcadia, 1999.
Alumni of Gilmore Academy, later called Jackson County Training School, have compiled their depictions of the African American experience in Jackson County, Florida. Themes of race, culture, and family tradition are explored primarily in pictures from the early 1800s to the modern day. This resource provides a point of view that is underrepresented by other sources on Jackson County, Florida.
Mueller, Edward A, Perilous Journeys: A History of Steam Boating on the Chattahoochee, Apalachicola, and Flint rivers, 1828-1928, Eufaula, Ala: Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1990
The Chattahoochee, Apalachicola, and Flint rivers were a main source of transportation within and outside of Jackson County prior to the establishment of railroads. Up through the 1920's, steamboats traveled in and out of the area providing employment and goods for the citizen?s of Jackson County. Mueller?s account of Steam boating in the Jackson County area will be of interest to genealogists and historians.
Rhyne, Janie Smith. Our Yesterdays. Marianna, Fla: Janie Rhyne Smith, 1968.
This collection of oral history gives readers a sense of what life was like for the residents Jackson County from the Civil War era through the first half of the 20th century. Janie Smith Rhyne recounts the anecdotal stories that she heard during her lifelong residence in Jackson County, Florida. These stories were originally published in the Jackson County Floridian.
Shofner, Jerrell H. Jackson County, Florida: A History. Marianna: Jackson County
Heritage Association, 1985.
Shofner details the economic and political history of Jackson County from the pre-colonial era through the 1980s. This work is thorough and representative of the dominant political climate of the area. Readers will enjoy the illustrations, maps, and photographs of significant people and places.
Stanley, J. Randall. History of Jackson County. Marianna, Fla: Jackson County Historical Society, 1950.
Stanley describes the major events of Jackson County from the pre-colonial time of the 16th and 17th centuries to the modernization of the area in the early 20th century. Special attention is given to the economic effects of historical events.
George Washington Maloy was born July 9th, 1880, in Jackson
County, Florida. He was tall and slender, with brown eyes and black
hair. Ada Bell Cloud was born January 1st, 1887, in Jackson County.
George and Ada were married on October 21st, 1902 in Jackson County.
Together they had thirteen children, all born in Dellwood, Jackson
Lily Mae Maloy (b. 13 Oct 1904 d. 1904)
Clarence Jefferson Maloy (b. 7 Mar 1905 d. 27 Dec 1962)
Willis Washington Maloy (b. 21 Oct 1906 d. 22 Sep 1991)
Macy Mary Maloy (b. 1 Sep 1908 d. 13 Dec 1984)
Fannie Maloy (b. 29 Sep 1910 d. 30 Aug 1969)
Pearl Davis Maloy (b. 31 Oct 1912 d. 11 Feb 1990)
Eunice Earl Maloy (b. 17 Feb 1915)
Henry Ervin Maloy (b. 3 Apr 1917 d. 18 Oct 1991)
James Raymond Maloy (b. 19 Jun 1919 d. 27 Jun 1986)
George Wesley Maloy (b. 18 Oct 1921)
Lois Maloy (b. 14 June 1923)
Susie Ada Maloy (b. 16 Oct 1924 d. 2 Jan 2000)
Violet Inez Maloy (b 19 Oct 1926 d. 5 Apr 1999)
| The whole family farmed together. In 1918, George registered for the World War I draft.
He stated that he was self-employed as a farmer, working on the same
land that he lived on. The farm was in Sneads, Jackson County and was
close to farm that Robert Napoleon Maloy and Nancy Matilda Cloud lived
and worked on. Joseph William Maloy and Flossie Davis Cloud also lived
and farmed near by. Susie remembered spending much of her childhood in
the cotton fields with her brothers and sisters.
Ada died of
cancer on November 20th, 1952, in Jackson County. George mourned his
wife by retreating to the woods for two weeks. He died on April 15th,
1954, in Chattahoochee, Jackson County. They are buried together in
Sunny Hill Cemetery, Altha, Calhoun County, Florida.
Joseph Jerome Nathan N. Bonaparta 'Boney' Maloy and Susan Frances 'Fannie' Brogdon
(Susie Ada Maloy's Grandparents)
"Boney" was born in Nov 1858 in
Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia. Fannie was born in Jackson County
in 1956 or 1957. (Click here to learn more about Fannie's family).
Boney and Fannie were married on September 16th, 1877, in Jackson
County, Florida. They set up their homestead on land that had probably
belonged to Fannie?s father, Jesse. Together they had at least six
children in Jackson County, Florida:
Mary Francis "Sis" Maloy (b. 1873)
Robert Napoleon Maloy (b. 1878; d. 1918)
George Washington Maloy (b. 1880; d. 1954)
Joseph William Maloy (b,1888; d.1972)
Sally Maloy (b. 1890)
Comet Maloy (b. 1892)
Three of Boney and Fannie?s sons married three of John Wesley Cloud
and Susie Brogden?s daughters. Robert Napoleon and Nancy Matilda Cloud
were the first to marry in 1899. George Washington Maloy and Ada Bell
Cloud married in 1902. Joseph William Maloy and Flossie Davis Cloud
were married in 1911. These three couples had at least 31 children.
They all farmed and lived on land very close to each other.
Boney died in 1924 in Jackson County, Florida and was buried in Sand
Ridge Cemetery, Jackson County, Florida. His grave has had two
Fannie?s grave does not have a marker.
Simon Peter Maloy
(Susie Ada Maloy's Great-Grandfather)
Simon Peter Maloy (b. 1820)
was born in 1820 in Georgia. He married Sarah Sheppard. She was born in
1828 in Georgia. Simon and Sarah married on 28 Feb 1858 in Bainbridge,
Decatur County, Georgia. They had two children in Bainbridge, Decatur
County, Georgia before S.P. began fighting in the civil war: (INSERT
Joseph Jerome Nathan N. Bonaparta 'Boney' Maloy
Elizabeth Maloy (b. abt 1860)
|The family is listed on the 1870 Federal Census. Peter,
Sarah, and Elizabeth are listed together (lines 9 - 11). Peter works as
a farm laborer. Their son Boney is living nearby and working as a
laborer for Samuel Cannon (line 6). Boney may have lied about his age
so that he could work.
John Wesley Maloy Sr and Isabella Creech
(Susie Ada Maloy's Great-Great-Grandparents)
John Wesley Maloy Sr
was born about 1780. Isabella Creech was born about 1792. They were
probably from the Carolinas, but no one knows for sure. They have a lot
of descendents in the southeastern United States. The living
descendents of John Wesley Maloy and Isabella Creech gather every year
for a reunion. Many of these ?Maloy cousins? keep in touch with each
other. A Maloy newsletter is circulated, keeping everyone abreast of
the births, marriages, and deaths that occur every day.
Isabella lived in North Carolina and then traveled through South
Carolina, before settling in the southwestern region of Georgia in
about 1825. They were true pioneers; Florida would not become a state
until 1847. Much of the area was Seminole Indian Territory. They had
ten children as they made their way south:
Elizabeth Maloy (b. Abt 1817) married George Furney on 30 Nov 1834 in Decatur County, Georgia.
Simon Peter Maloy (b. 1820)
Mary Maloy (b. 1820) married James M. West on 7 Dec 1834 in Decatur County, Georgia.
John Wesley Maloy Jr.
(b. 1823) married Caroline George on 15 Dec 1839 in Decatur County,
Georgia. They stayed in the area and raised at least 13 children. John
and three of his sons faught in the cival war. (INSERT INFO)
Robert Maloy (b. 1826) married Mary. They stayed in the area and raised at least 8 children.
(b Jan 1826 d. 10 Apr 1859) married William Palmer on 6 Apr 1845 in
Decatur County, Georgia. They stayed in the area and had children.
(b. Abt 1827 d. 1882) married Isaac Yawn on 18 Sep 1844 in Decatur
County, Georgia. They had at least 7 children who were all born in
Elphan Maloy (b. 1834) may have had
a hard life. On the Mitchell County, Georgia census of 1860 she is
listed under her maiden name with two ?no name? children. Her
occupation is listed as ?none creditable.?
Stephen E. Maloy (b. Abt 1835) married Piety Brunson and had at least 6 children.
Ellen Jinny Maloy (b. 1838) married Levy Harroll. They also stayed in the area and had children.
John probably died before 1850. Isabella can be found on the Baker county, Georgia federal census taken in 1850:
Meloye Isabel 50 F W SC
Meloye Elphan 16 F W Decatur Co. Ga
Meloye Jinny 12 F W Decatur Co. Ga
In 1860, Isabella is listed on the Mitchell County, Georgia federal
census. She is living with her daughter Ellen and her husband.
Harrol Leroy H. 23 M Farming 250 200 Fla
Harrol Ellen J. 23 F Ga
Harrol Arkandis B. 1 F Ga
Maloy Sivilla 68 F Ga
Harrol John 16 M Laborer Ga
United States. Census Office. 1920 Federal Census, Population Schedule, Florida, Jackson, Dellwood, ED# 88, George Maloy. National Archives Microfilm Publication. Washington, National Archives, Roll: T625_221, Page: 11B.
United States. Census Office. 1920 Federal Census, Population Schedule, Florida, Jackson, Dellwood, ED# 88, Joseph N Maley. National Archives Microfilm Publication. Washington, National Archives, Roll: T625_221, Page: 11B.
United States. Census Office. 1910 Federal Census, Population Schedule, Florida, Jackson, Cypress, G.W. Maloy and J.W. Cloud. National Archives Microfilm Publication. Washington, National Archives, Roll T624 163, Page 31.
United States. Census Office. 1885 State Census, National Archives Microfilm Publication, Washington, National Archives.
United States. Census Office. 1880 Federal Census, Population Schedule, Florida, Jackson County, Precinct 10, Jesses Brogdon. National
Archives Microfilm Publication, roll T9_128, p 586b. Washington,
National Archives. Boney's family is living here. He is listed as
Joseph B. Halay.
United States. Census Office. 1870 Federal Census, Population Schedule, Florida, Jackson, Marianna, Peter Maloy. National Archives Microfilm Publication, Washington, National Archives. Roll: M593_130, Page: 274.
WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, Florida, Jackson County, George Washington Maloy, Roll: 1556859
Mark and Alison Maloy's Homepage -
Mark Maloy is the Great Great Great Great Grandson of John Wesley Maloy
and Isabelle Creech. Their site includes information on the origins of
the Maloy family name.
For Further Research
I found Boney on an index to the 1885 Florida State Census.
1885 State Census, Jackson County, Florida
17 150 MCNELAY J.J. W M 32 Farmer GA GA GA
17 150 MCNELAY Francis S. W F 29 Wife FL NC FL
17 150 MCNELAY Mary T. W F 12 Daughter Laborer FL NC FL
17 150 MCNELAY Robert W. W M 6 Son FL NC FL
17 150 MCNELAY W. W M 4 Son FL NC FL
17 150 MCNELAY Sarah A. W F 2 Daughter FL NC FL
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