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Roland Pickney Randall

Son of Anderson Smith Randal and Sophia Mitchell, Roland Pickney Randall (known to friends and family as “Roley” or “Rolly”) was born on February 2, 1866, in Franklin County, Georgia.1) Roland Pickney Randall was named in honor of Sophia's brother, Roland Mitchell.

On August 12, 1886, Roland Pickney Randall married his first wife, Georgia Alice Hall (July 26, 1866 - March 2, 1892)2) in Franklin County, Georgia (often “misreported” as her having married “RT Randall”). Georgia Alice Hall was the daughter of David Boyd Hall (June 30, 1840 – November 21, 1911)3)4) and Cynthia E. Galloway (December 23, 1839 – January 25, 1876)5)6).

Roland Pickney Randall and Georgia Hall-Randall had two daughters together:

  1. Eva G. Randall (Dec. 13, 1887 - Feb. 1, 1966)7). She married. Charles “Charlie” Spurgeon Parham (July 27, 1891 - July 14, 1932).8)9)
  2. Flossie Mae Randall (Jan. 28, 1890 - March 26, 1973)10). On Jan. 20, 1910, she married Reese Richard Bird (Aug. 10, 1881 - Sept. 1, 1972)11), son of Francis Marion Bird (1846-1924)12) and Catherine Brown Sorrells-Bird (1853-1934).13)
See 7-4 (above) from “Our Kin” (published 1958) reporting the marriage of Reese Richard Bird to Flossie Mae Randall.

Georgia Hall-Randall died (at age 25) in childbirth along with her infant daughter, Bernice Terrilla Randall).14) They were buried at “Martin Family Cemetery” in Carnesville (Franklin County), Georgia.

Tombstone for Georgia Hall-Randall (July 26, 1866 - March 2, 1892) and her infant daughter Bernice Terrilla Randall, who was dead at birth.

During 1894, Roland Pickney Randall (age 28) married Eugenia “Genie” Bishop (age 20).15) 16) 17) Eugenia “Genie” Bishop was born in Spartanburg (Cherokee County), SC, the daughter of Henry Willis Bishop & Mary “Polly” Fields-Bishop.

According to descendants Wm. Robt. Randall, Sr. & Jr., Eugenia was the 2nd wife of Roland Pinckney Randall.18) They are believed to have had the following children:

  1. Artry Otis Randall (March 20, 1895 - July 23, 1980)
  2. Boyd Semen Randall (Oct. 3, 1898 - Nov. 1968)
  3. Elzora Eugenia Randall (March 19, 1901 in Ila (Madison County), GA - June 27, 1988 in Atlanta, GA).
  4. Comer Henry Randall, Sr. (Oct. 17, 1903 - July, 1974) Comer's middle name, Henry, was likely in tribute to Eugenia's father, Henry Bishop.
  5. Mattie Grace Randall (Aug. 8, 1906 - April 8, 1927). She is “believed” to have “married” Shaffer Judson Skelton (June 19, 1904 - Dec. 29, 1972); son of L. Snow Skelton & Winnie Skelton (born in South Carolina, but living in Hart County, Georgia at the time of the 1920 U.S. Census).19)20)21)22) They had one son:
    1. Roland Randall Skelton (b. Aug. 8, 1906 in Hart County, Georgia - d. October 21, 1991, in Harris County, Texas)23)
  6. Robbie Ray Randall (Nov. 27, 1910 - ). On March 1, 1932, she married William W. Hibbert, Jr.
  7. Martha Virginia Randall (Aug. 25, 1914 - ) Married to Vernon Miller.
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 Randal family were destroyed.
1900 U.S. Census. Roland's family begins on line 9.

1900 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Gunnell District
Date: June 8, 1900

Name Relation Gender Birth Date (MO/YR) Age Years Married Mother of how many children Birthplace Occupation
Roland P. Randall Head M JAN 1866 34 6 Georgia Farmer
Genie L. Randall Wife F OCT 1873 26 6 2 South Carolina
Eva G. Randall Daughter F DEC 1887 12 Georgia At School
Flossie M. Randall Daughter M JAN 1890 10 Georgia At School
Artry O. Randall Son M MAR 1895 6 Georgia
Boyd Randall Son F OCT 1898 1 Georgia
John Ward Boarder M Unknown 15 Georgia

Note: The census indicates that Roland and Genie had been married for 6 years; and that Genie was the mother of 2 living children, suggesting that daughters Eva & Flossie were from her previous marriage (otherwise, “Genie” would have had Eva when she was 14 years old and Flossie when she was 16 years old). This is supported by descendants Wm. Robt. Randall, Sr. & Jr., who stated that Eugenia was the 2nd wife of Roland Pinckney Randall.


Source: “Year: 1900; Census Place: Gunnell, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: 197; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1240197”

Apparently, sometime between the 1900 US Census and the 1910 US Census, Roland P. Randall and his family lived in Ila (Madison County), Georgia (about 25 miles South of Lavonia, Georgia), as that was where both Elzora Eugenia Randall and Comer Henry Randall, Sr. were born.

1910 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Bryant District
Name of Incorporated Place: Lavonia City
Date: April 29, 1910

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Roley P. Randall Head M 44 Georgia Farmer
Jeanie L. Randall Wife F 36 South Carolina None
Eva Randall Daughter F 22 Georgia Laborer
F Otra Randall Son M 15 Georgia Laborer
Boyd Randall Son M 11 Georgia
Alzora Randall Daughter F 9 Georgia
Comer Randall Son M 6 Georgia
Mattie G. Randall Daughter F 3 Georgia

Note: “Alzora” was obviously “Elzora”. Also, the census indicates that all but the youngest children (Comer & Mattie) could read and write.


Source: “Year: 1910; Census Place: Bryant, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: T624_189; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1374202”

1910 U.S. Census. Roland's (Roley) family begins on line 25.

Roland Pickney Randall died on August 23, 1915 in Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia, and was buried in “Burgess Cemetery” in Lavonia, Georgia.24) 25)

Roland Pickney Randall's tombstone (to the right of his wife's tombstone).
Inscribed: “Rolly P. Randall - Feb. 2, 1866 – Aug. 23, 1915.
1920 U.S. Census. Eugenia Randall's family begins on line 9.

1920 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Bryants Dist.
Name of Incorporated Place: Lavonia City
Date: January 3, 1920

Name Relation Gender Age Status Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation Industry
Genie L. Randall Head F 45 Windowed South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Farmer General Farming
Artry O. Randall Son M 24 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina Teacher Public School
Boyd S. Randall Son M 21 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina Salesman Oil Company
Elnora B. Randall Daughter F 18 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina None
Comer H. Randall Son M 16 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina Laborer Home Farm
Mattie G. Randall Daughter F 13 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina None
Robbie R. Randall Daughter F 9 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina None
Margaret V. Randall Daughter F 4 5/12 Single Georgia South Carolina South Carolina None

Note: All of the children should have listed their father's birthplace as Georgia.


Source: “U.S. Census” Year: 1920; Census Place: Bryant, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: T625_255; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 752

Mattie Grace Randall-Skelton died on April 8, 1927 in Hart County, Georgia, during childbirth.26)27)28)

Death Certificate for Mattie Grace Randall-Skelton. Cause of death: Post Partal Complications.

It is curious that Mattie Grace Randall-Skelton's husband, Shaffer Judson Skelton, was not listed on her “Death Certificate”. Nor was her married name of “Skelton” included on her tombstone (in fact, she “may” have had her son out of wedlock). Adding to these curious circumstances, Her son, Roland Randall Skelton, was taken in and raised by his grandmother, Eugenia Randall.

Tombstone inscribed: “Mattie Grace. Daughter of R.P. and Genie Randall. AUG. 8, 1906 - APR. 8, 1927”
1930 U.S. Census. Eugenia Randall's family begins on line 11. Her son, Comer Randall, and his family lived next door… appearing on line 14.

1930 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Bryants District
Name of Incorporated Place: Lavonia City
Date: April 16, 1930

Name Relation Gender Age Status Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation Industry
Eugenia Randall Head F 55 Windowed South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Manager Theater
Margaret Randall Daughter F 15 Single Georgia Georgia South Carolina None
Randall Skelton Grandson M 3 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Comer Randall Head M 25 Married Georgia Georgia South Carolina Farmer General Farm
Evelyn Randall Wife F 23 Married Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Bobbie Randall Son M 8/12 Single South Carolina Georgia Georgia None

Note: One of the questions on this Census was: “Age at first marriage”… to which Eugenia reported as “19” (she was actually 20 at that time).


Source: “U.S. Census” Year: 1930; Census Place: Lavonia, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: 357; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 249.0; FHL microfilm: 2340092

Eugenia Randall with her grandson, Roland Randall Skelton. Date not known.
1940 US Census. Eugenia Randall's family begins on line 27.

1940 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Bryants
Name of Incorporated Place: Lavonia City
Date: April 6, 1940

Name Relation Gender Age Status Birthplace Occupation
Genie Randall Head F 65 Windowed Georgia
Randall Skelton Grandson M 14 Single Georgia Paper Boy

Source: “U.S. Census” Year: 1940; Census Place: Lavonia, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: T627_673; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 59-1

Shortly after WW II, on Nov. 19, 1945, Roland Randall Skelton joined the U.S. Army, where he servied in the Korean War - achieving the rank of Captain.29) He died on October 21, 1991, and was buried in Harris County, Texas.30)

Eugenia B. Randall died on June 26, 1956 in Fulton County, Georgia (Georgia Death Certificate No. 16201), and was buried in “Burgess Cemetery” (alongside her husband) in Lavonia, Georgia. She was 82 years old.31) 32)

Inscribed: “Eugenia B. - Wife of Roland P. Randall. Oct. 19, 1873 - June 26, 1956”
1) , 24)
“Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3SVP-7RT : accessed 2015-01-24), entry for Roland Pinckney /Randal/.
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“Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3SVP-WVZ : accessed 2015-01-24), entry for Eugenia Fields Bishop /Randal/.
18)
“Pedigree Resource File,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3SVP-WVZ : accessed 2015-01-24), entry for Eugenia F. Bishop /Randal/.
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