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Dock F Dunaway Bryant

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Re: Dock F Dunaway Bryant

Posted: 1539381320000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dunaway, Bryant
Hi,

On the 1900 Harpersville, Shelby, AL Census , it looks like Rosetta had another son other than Dock. There is a Nelson Dunaway (indexed as Donaway), grandson, b. AL Feb 1900.

1910 jefferson Co. AL, Dock is living with his Dunaway grandparents and listed as a son.

Dock Dunaway
Married: 7 May 1914, St. Clair Co. AL
Pearl Butler
Source: AL County Marriage Records 1805-1967

Must not have lasted long.

Dock Field Dunaway
Born: 5 Sept 1900 [interesting different date]
1918 Res: Cropwell, St. Clair Co. AL
Occ: Self-employed farmer, Cropwell
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Rosetta Joiner, mother, Cropwell
Source: U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-18

1920 Easonville, St. Clair, AL
Dock is living with his grandmother, mother (Rosetta Joiner) and half siblings. He's listed as a nephew.

1930 Cropwell
Dock Bright, b. AL, 31, farm laborer
Etta, b. AL, 21
Floyd, b. AL, 3
Eva J., b. AL, 1
Clem Dunaway, uncle, b. AL, 45, farm laborer
Howard S. Dunaway, cousin, b. AL, 15, farm lab

1940 Jefferson Co. AL
Dock Bryant, b. AL, 43, farmer, education=none
Alta, b. AL, 28, educ=3rd grade
Floyd, b. AL, 13
Eva Jane, b. AL, 11
Mary, b. AL, 9
Dock, b. AL, 7
Lou Ella, b. AL, 5
Clyde, b. AL, 2
Claud, b. AL, 7/12ths

I don't know if he would have officially changed his surname to Bryant or not. You'll find St. Clair County court records at the Alabama Archives and History, www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/pcounty.

I looked for an Ought Bryant in Shelby County around 1900 but didn't find him. I can only assume that Dock found out the name of his father and decided to use his surname. I don't understand why his mother and grandparents neglected his education.

A DNA test might help prove who his biological father was. There are lots of articles about that on the Internet and books in the public libraries. Successful Searching!
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