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Oney Pickney Randall

Portrait of Oney Pickney Randall taken circa 18951). One year before his death (at age 48).
Photo of Elizabeth Mahaley Gwinn Randall taken circa 19092) at age 60 (Nov. 26, 1849 - Sept. 21, 1941).

Son of Oney Cypress Randal and Susannah (her full name may be “Susannah W. Wilkins”), Oney Pickney Randal was born October 14, 1847 in Franklin Co., GA.

Oney (O.P.) served in Company E of the GA State Troops Confederate Militia.

On March 5, 1868, Oney (age 20) married 18 year old Elizabeth Mahaley Gwinn (sometimes spelled “Guynn”), in Franklin County, GA.3)

Elizabeth Mahaley Gwinn, originally from South Carolina, was the daughter of Thomas Melmeth Gwinn (Feb. 1, 1827 in Laurens, South Carolina - May 29, 1901)4) & Eliza Gillespie (Sept. 20, 1825 - July 28, 1913)5)

Oney and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Ida Alice Randall (September 1869 - 1938)
  2. John Robert Randall (November 21, 1872 - )
  3. Samuel “Sam” Arthur Randall (September 9, 1873 - 1947)
  4. Frances Leonora "Leo" Randall Adams (May, 1878 - Mar. 16, 1945)6) Leonora married John Wesley Adams (July 25, 1873 - Feb. 4, 1946).7)
  5. Gussie Estell Randall Smith (Jan. 18, 1881 - July 7, 1962)8)
  6. Lola Ethel Randall (Dec. 14, 1886 - July 22, 1889)9) Died in childhood at 2 ½ years old.
  7. Thomas Estes Randall (May 22, 1883 - May 2, 1919) Married Burmah Carroll. Died from Meningitis at age 36.
  8. Joseph C. Randall (September 1891 - )
c. 1937 – Standing: Betty Elizabeth Bruce (Front Left), Lorene Smith Bruce (Rear Left), Gussie Randall Smith (Standing, Right), Elizabeth Mahaley Gwynn Randall (seated).10)
When it came to baby names, Oney & Elizabeth were very much “in tune” with the pop culture of their time!
The name “Ida” was the 7th-most-popular female name during the 1880s. So when Oney & Elizabeth named their first daughter “Ida” in 1869, they were on the “cutting edge” of pop culture for their time. The name “Ida” slipped into disuse in subsequent decades.
This awareness of pop culture was again demonstrated when they named their 6th child “Ethel” in 1886. During the 1890s, this was the 8th most popular name for baby girls. The name slipped to 12th in the 1900s, then dropped to 80th the following decade and never recovered.11)

In the 1870 U.S. Census, we see that Oney and Elizabeth were living with his mother, Susannah. And that Oney and Elizabeth had a 9 month old daughter, Ida Alice Randall.

1870 U.S. Census. Susannah Wilkins Randall's family begins at line 8.

1870 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Post Office: Goodwill
Date: July 19, 1870

Name Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Susan Randall F 70 Georgia Keeping House
Sina Randall F 35 Georgia At Home
Ona P. Randall M 22 Georgia Farm Laborer
Elizabeth Randall F 19 Georgia At Home
Alace Randall F 9/12 Georgia
Harriet Randall F 28 Georgia Domestic Servant
Lucy Randall F 13 Georgia At Home
Mary Randall F 11 Georgia At Home
Elizabeth Randall F 3 Georgia

Note: While the 1870 census does not indicate the relationships, Susan was actually Susannah (widow of Oney Cypress Randall). Ona was actually her son, Oney Pickney Randall. Elizabeth Randall (age 19) was Oney's new wife… and Alace (Alice) Randall was their 9 month old daughter. While Harriet Randall, the domestic servant, was indicated as having been white, her relationship with Susannah is not known. And we can only speculate that the three youngest girls, Lucy, Mary & Elizabeth, were Harriet's daughters.


Source: “United States Census” Year: 1870; Census Place: Subdivision 51, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: M593_150; Page: 25B; Image: 269; Family History Library Film: 545649

After Oney's mother died (in 1874), we see from the 1880 U.S. Census that his sister, Sina B. Randall, was living with Oney & Elizabeth Randall.

1880 U.S. Census. Oney's family begins at line 16.

1880 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Post Office: Big Smiths Dist.
Date: June 21, 1880

Name Gender Age Relationship Birthplace Occupation
Ona P. Randall M 32 Head Georgia Farmer
Elisabeth M. Randall F 30 Wife South Carolina Housekeeper
Sina B. Randall F 52 Sister Georgia Housekeeper
Ida A Randall F 10 Daughter Georgia In School
John R. Randall M 7 Son Georgia
Samuel A. Randall M 4 Son Georgia
Leo N. Randall F 2 Daughter Georgia

Note: Below Leo's name appears a “Mary Randall”. A black female 23 years old. Mary's occupation is not listed.


Source: “United States Census” Year: 1880; Census Place: Big Smiths, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: 147; Family History Film: 1254147; Page: 578D; Enumeration District: 030; Image: 0440

On Dec. 14, 1886, Oney & Elizabeth had a daughter named Lola Ethel. Lola died on July 22, 1889 (from unknown causes). Lola was 2 ½ years old at her death, and is buried in “Martin Community Cemetery” (aka “Martin City Cemetery”) Martin (Stephens County) Georgia.

Inscription: “At Rest. Our Precious Darling. Lola Ethel. Born Dec. 14, 1886. Died July 22, 1889. Daughter of O.P. & E.M. Randall”
Most of the original 1890 U.S. Federal Census records were destroyed or badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department in 1921. Records enumerating only 6,160 individuals—less than one percent of the schedules—survived. Those for the Randall family were destroyed.

Oney died on June 1, 1896 (at age 48) in Martin, Georgia; and is buried in “Martin Community Cemetery” (aka “Martin City Cemetery”) Martin (Stephens County) Georgia.12) Oney's widow (Elizabeth M. Randall) applied for a pension as a widow of a Confederate veteran.

Tombstone for Oney Pickney Randall
Grave marker for Oney Pickney Randall
Seen as an important symbol of life, hands and fingers carved on tombstones represent the deceased's relationships with others and with God. Hands are found most commonly on tombstones from the Victorian era and are typically seen in one of four ways:
  • blessing,
  • clasping,
  • pointing, or
  • praying.

A hand with the index finger pointing up symbolizes the hope of heaven, while a hand with the index finger pointing down represents God reaching down for the soul. The finger pointing down does not indicate damnation; instead it most commonly represents an untimely, sudden, or unexpected death. A hand with a finger pointing at a book typically represents the Bible. Clasped hands usually indicate marriage or sometimes God's welcoming the deceased into heaven.

1900 U.S. Census. Elisabeth M. Randall's family begins on line 64.

1900 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or Other Division of County: Red Holow Dist. (1377)
Date: June 5, 1900

Name Relationship Gender Birth Date Age Status Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation
Elizabeth W. Randal Head F Nov. 1849 50 Widow South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Farmer
Alice Randal Daughter F Sept. 1868 31 Single Georgia Georgia South Carolina
Gusie Randal Daughter F Jan. 1881 19 Single Georgia Georgia South Carolina In School
Thomas Randal Son M May 1883 17 Single Georgia Georgia South Carolina
Joseph Randal Son M Sept. 1891 8 Single Georgia Georgia South Carolina

Note: Elizabeth Randall's parents, Thos M. & Eliza Gwinn, lived next door; and appear on line 62 of this census.


Source: “United States Census” Year: 1900; Census Place: Red Hollow, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: 197; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1240197

By 1910, Elisabeth M. Randall's father had died, and her 84 year old mother, Eliza Gwinn, was living on River Road, Martin , GA; along with Elizabeth's youngest son (Joseph).

1910 U.S. Census. Elisabeth M. Randall's family begins on line 62.

1910 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Stephens
Township or Other Division of County: Martin Dist.
Date: May 10, 1910

Name Relationship Gender Age Status Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation
Elisabeth M. Randall Head F 60 Widow South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Farmer
Joseph Randall Son M 19 Single Georgia Georgia South Carolina Farm Laborer
Eliza Guine Mother F 84 Widow South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina None

Note: Eliza “Guine” also indicated that she had 3 children. All were still alive at the time of this census.


Source: “United States Census” Year: 1910; Census Place: Martin, Stephens, Georgia; Roll: T624_212; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 1374225

By 1920, Elizabeth M. Randall was living with her daughter, Frances Leonora "Leo" Randall-Adams, and her family.

1920 U.S. Census. Elisabeth M. Randall is listed on line 27.

1920 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Stephens
Township or Other Division of County: Broad River Dist.
Date: January 7, 1920

Name Relationship Gender Age Status Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation
John W. Adams Head M 46 Married Georgia Georgia Georgia Farmer
Leonora Adams Wife F 41 Married Georgia Georgia South Carolina None
Annie Laura Adams Daughter F 18 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Mill Adams Son M 17 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Nellie Adams Daughter F 13 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
John Walter Adams Son M 6 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Elizabeth Randall Mother-in-law F 70 Widow South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina None

Source: “United States Census” Year: 1920; Census Place: Broad River, Stephens, Georgia; Roll: T625_277; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 657

By 1930, Elizabeth M. Randall had moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and was living with her son, Joe C. Randall, and his family.

1940 U.S. Census. Elisabeth M. Randall is listed on line 81.

1930 United States Federal Census



State: North Carolina
County: Mecklenburg
Township or other Division of County: Charlotte Township
Date: April 4, 1930

Name Relation Gender Age Age at marriage Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation Industry
Joe C. Randall Head M 39 31 Georgia Georgia South Carolina Clerk Hardware Shop
Estelle M Randall Wife F 29 19 Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Joe Randall, Jr. Son M 8 North Carolina Georgia Georgia None
John L. Randall Son M 2 North Carolina Georgia Georgia None
Elizabeth Randall Mother F 80 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina None

Source: “United States Census, 1930; Census Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Roll: 1706; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0040; Image: 1010.0; FHL microfilm: 2341440”

By 1940, Elizabeth M. Randall had returned to Georgia, and was again living with her daughter, Frances Leonora "Leo" Randall-Adams, and her family (who had moved from Stephens County to Habersham County).

1940 U.S. Census. Elisabeth M. Randall is listed on line 75.

1940 United States Federal Census



State: Georgia
County: Habersham
Township or other Division of County: Cornelia City
Date: April 17, 1940

Name Relation Sex Age Marital Status Highest grade of education Birthplace Occupation Industry
John Wesley Adams Head M 66 M High School - 2yrs. Georgia
Leonora Adams Wife F 61 M 7 Georgia
John Walton Adams Son M 26 S High School - 2yrs. Georgia Clerk Auto Shop
Lizzie M. Randall Mother-in-law M 91 Widow 7 South Carolina

Source: “United States Census, 1940; Census Place: Cornelia, Habersham, Georgia; Roll: T627_681; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 68-14.

Elizabeth M. Randall. Circa 1940.

Elizabeth died Sept. 21, 1941 (at age 91), and is buried in “Martin Community Cemetery” (aka “Martin City Cemetery”) Martin (Stephens County) Georgia.13)

Elizabeth M. Randall, Nov. 26, 1849 - Sept. 21, 1941
Seen as an important symbol of life, hands and fingers carved on tombstones represent the deceased's relationships with others and with God. Hands are found most commonly on tombstones from the Victorian era and are typically seen in one of four ways:
  • blessing,
  • clasping,
  • pointing, or
  • praying.

A hand with the index finger pointing up symbolizes the hope of heaven, while a hand with the index finger pointing down represents God reaching down for the soul. The finger pointing down does not indicate damnation; instead it most commonly represents an untimely, sudden, or unexpected death. A hand with a finger pointing at a book typically represents the Bible. Clasped hands usually indicate marriage or sometimes God's welcoming the deceased into heaven.

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