PARTRIDGE Family

First Generation

1. John Henry1 Partridge (#12787) was born in Shelby Co., Al 30 Aug 1890. John died 3 Jul 1974 in Alabaster, Shelby Co., Al, at 83 years of age. His body was interred in Shelby Gardens Of Rest, Shelby Co., Al.

He married Minta Vonzelle 'Minnie' Howard in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 3 Feb 1923. (Minta Vonzelle 'Minnie' Howard is #12786.) Minta was born in Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al 27 Dec 1898. Minta was the daughter of John Hardy Howard and Cerentha 'Rentha' Adams. Minta died 26 Dec 1982 in Alabaster, Shelby Co., Al, at 83 years of age. Her body was interred in Shelby Gardens Of Rest, Shelby Co., Al. At 25 years of age Minta became the mother of Sarah Nell Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 27 Apr 1924. At 26 years of age Minta became the mother of Minnie John Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 4 Jul 1925. At 34 years of age Minta became the mother of John Preston 'J. P.' Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 2 Apr 1933. At 38 years of age Minta became the mother of James Lloyd Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 29 Aug 1937.

At 33 years of age John became the father of Sarah Nell Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 27 Apr 1924. At 34 years of age John became the father of Minnie John Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 4 Jul 1925. At 42 years of age John became the father of John Preston 'J. P.' Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 2 Apr 1933. At 46 years of age John became the father of James Lloyd Partridge in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, 29 Aug 1937. John was the son of Henry Beauregard "Bury" Partridge and Louiza Marthann Thomas. (Minnie Vonzelle Howard Partridge) Birth and death dates taken from Shelby County Cemetery Census, Volume II, page 117. John died in Shelby Medical Center.

John Henry Partridge and Minta Vonzelle 'Minnie' Howard had the following children:

child 2 i. Sarah Nell2 Partridge (#12788) was born in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al 27 Apr 1924. She married Curtis Perry Merritt in Columbiana, Shelby Co., Al, 31 Dec 1945. (Curtis Perry Merritt is #12789.) Curtis was born 26 Sep 1919. Curtis died 19 Mar 1982 in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al, at 62 years of age. His body was interred in Shelby Gardens Of Rest, Shelby Co., Al. At 30 years of age Curtis became the father of John Stanley Merritt 8 Jan 1950. (See Curtis Perry Merritt for the continuation of this line.)

At 25 years of age Sarah became the mother of John Stanley Merritt 8 Jan 1950. ADDRESS-AL: Columbiana; 669-6415

Sarah and Curtis married at the Courthouse. Talked to her 28 May 1998. Did not finish. Had to go to Katherine's birthday party.

child 3 ii. Minnie John Partridge (#12803) was born in Shelby, Shelby Co., Al 4 Jul 1925. She married Rex Hope. (Rex Hope is #12804.) Rex was born 30 Nov 1924. Rex died 5 Jul 1992 in Shelby Co., Al, at 67 years of age. His body was interred in Shelby Gardens Of Rest, Shelby Co., Al. (See Rex Hope for the continuation of this line.) Minnie lives below Columbiana. Her health is bad (April 1998). After Rex died, she married Clarence Littlefield. She and Rex had five children.

child + 4 iii. John Preston 'J. P.' Partridge was born 2 Apr 1933.

child + 5 iv. James Lloyd Partridge was born 29 Aug 1937.

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