The Till Family of Butler County (Page 488 & 489 of "Butler County Heritage")
The Tills of Butler County are descendants of the original Swiss immigrant, Nicholas Till, who came from Prattein, Basel. Switzerland to the port of Charleston, South Carolina in 1737 with his wife, Anna Marie During and their six children.
Nicholas, born September 29, 1695, was a linen weaver and a rifle marksman. Two of the children died during the ocean voyage, and Nicholas himself died ten days after arriving in Charleston, South Carolina. Anna Marie and his remaining children made their home in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
The great grandson of this first Nicholas Till, who was also named Nicholas Till, was born about 1771 and married in Orangeburg to Barbara. Her maiden name may have been Bruner. The children of Nicholas and Barbara Till of Orangeburg, South Carolina migrated to Lowndes County, Alabama before 1830. We believe their children are:
Catherine Till, born 1795, married James Gill;
Nicholas Till, born 1797, remained in South Carolina;
Daniel till, born 1798, married Rosanna Hungerpiller;
Mary Till, born 1804, married Daniel Coleman;
Barbara Till, born 1807, married Jacob Arant;
Jacob Till, born 1809, married Eliza Ward;
John Till Sr., born 1810, married Martha Arant;
Elizabeth Till, born 1818, married Robert Autry; and
David Till born 1820, moved to Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
Daniel Till and Rosanna Hungerpiller had married in South Carolina about 1818. Daniel moved his family from Lowndes County to Butler County where he had purchased land in August of 1837. Soon after, Daniel was dead at only 40 years old. His widow, Rosanna, remarried about 1848 to Needham Perritt, a veteran of the War of 1812. There are no early marriage records in Butler County before the Courthouse fire in 1853, but I found a record of the marriage license fee of fifty cents paid by Needham Perritt in 7848/49. There were no children from this second marriage. Rosanna died March 8. 1869. No burial site has been confirmed for either Daniel or Rosanna Till.
We believe the children of Daniel Till and Rosanna are:
Rebecca Till, born 1820, married James Haigler;
Harmon Till, born 1822, died before 1859, married Louise Hinson;
John Till Jr., born 1824, married Sarah Ann Surline Little and married second, Verlinda Luckie;
Henry Hampton Till, born 1826, married Elizabeth Luckie;
Samuel Washington Till, born August 28, 1827, married Elizabeth Manning and married second, Callie Shell;
Elizabeth Till, called "Betsy", born 1831, married Eli Black;
Allen David Till born 1835, died 1862 during the Civil War, married Johannah Arant;
James H. Tl1l, born 1837, died 1862 during the Civil War, married a cousin, Victoria Tl1l, the daughter of John Till Sr.; and
Daniel Green Till, born 1838, married Nancy Ann Stuart.
Samuel Washington Till, son of Daniel and Rosanna, married Rachel Elizabeth Manning the daughter of Bryant Manning, Lowndes County on November 10, 1852. Their children are:
John Daniel Till, born 1853, married Sarah Hayes;
Mary Frances Till, born 1855, married Rias Dantlzer;
Andrew Allen Till, born July 20, 1857, married Martha Jane Majors;
Melissa Till, born 1859, married James McCrory;
Samuel Artemis Till, born 1861, married Rachel Majors;
Nancy Elizabeth Till, born 1864, married Jesse Silcox;
Lucinda Rosanna Till, born 1866 married Thomas Eddins;
Martha Jane Till, born 1-868, married James Andrew Jackson Majors;
Permilla Ola Till, born 1869 and died 1872;
Robert E. Lee Till, born 1873, died 1909, unmarried; and
Stonewall Jackson Till, born 1875, married Frances Arilla Lester.
Martha Jane Majors, Rachel Majors and James Andrew Jackson Majors were siblings, were children of Benjamin Majors and his wife Elizabeth Wall of Butler County.
Samuel Washington Till enlisted in the Civil War at Notasulga, Alabama in March of 1863 as a private in Company A 13th" Alabama Regiment, serving until discharged at the war's end April 1865. Elizabeth Manning Till died October 30, 1883. Samuel then married Callie Shell on February 15, 1885, Samuel died August 22, 1888. Both Samuel and Elizabeth are buried at County Line Cemetery on the Lowndes/Butler County line.
Andrew Allen Till married Martha Jane Majors, daughter of Benjamin Majors and Elizabeth Wall, in Butler County on December2 4, L877.T heir children are:
William Artemis Till, born January 1879 and died July 1879;
Samuel Benjamin Till, born December 1879, died of Brights Disease in 1906, while studying to be a minister at Livingston Normal College, unmarried;
Mary Elizabeth Till, born 1882, married Louis Spence;
Alonzo Washington Till, born 1884, married Florence Gardner;
Cammie Suphronia Till, born June 19, 1886 married William Calvin Pouncey;
Andrew Jackson Till, born and died in 1888,
Leila Ester Till, born 1890 married Judson Williams;
Martha Velma Till, born 1892, married Claude Gardner; and
Jacob Elvin Till, born 1894, married Minnie Maurice.
Andrew Allen Till made his living as a Butler County farmer. Andrew Till died May 31, 1915 and Martha Jane Majors Till died November 18, 1932. Both are buried at Friendship Methodist Cemetery in Butler County.
Cammie Suphronia Till, daughter of Andrew Allen and Martha Jane Till, married William Calvin Pouncey in Butler County on October 5,1902. Willie, as he was called, was the son of William W. Pouncey and Winniford Caroline Williams, also of Butler County. Cammie died July 11, 1969 in Montgomery Alabama and Willie died February 26, 1940 in Georgiana. Both are buried in Friendship Methodist Church Cemetery in Butler County. Cammie and Willie Pouncey were the grandparents of my husband, Jeffery Hendricks, son of Lucile Pouncey and J. D. Hendricks.
There are many, many descendants of the Till family of Butler County scattered throughout the country almost 4,000 recorded at the last count, with numerous Butler County families connected by marriage, including Majors, Dantzler, Arant, Autry, Pope, Stabler, Shell, Luckie, Jones, Black, Haigler, Coleman, Williams, Manning Pouncey, and many others.
Some well known descendants are: Hank Williams Sr., and Hank Williams Jr., famous country musicians; Melba Till Allen, Alabama State Auditor; and Cornelia Wallace, second wife of Alabama Governor George Wallace.
Submitted and written by Elaine Hendricks, 205 North Holiday Drive, Dadeville, Alabama 36853 Sources: Census records of Orangeburg South Carolina, Giessendanner Lutheran Church records of Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Giessendanncr letter; written 1737, "Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century", by Albert Faust and Gaius Brumbaugh, Census records of Lowndes County Alabama and Butler County Alabama, Marriage records of Butler and Lowndes County Alabama, Alabama Death Records, Probate records of Butler County, Cemetery Records of Butler County, Land, records of Alabama, the family Bible of Andrew Allen Till, interviews with descendants and family legends passed down to today's descendants.
Henry Hampton "Hamp" Till
Henry Hampton "Hamp" Till was born in South Carolina on March 3,I826,the son of Daniel and Rosanna Hungerpillar (probably Hungarpieller) Ti1l. Daniel Till and his family arrived in Alabama behveen1 826 and 1827, between the birth of Hampton in 1826 and Samuel in 1827, coming from Orangeburg South Carolina.
The Till family originated in Switzerland, arriving in America in 1737, initially to Charleston. On May 9, 1836, Daniel Ti11 obtained a warrant for land in Butler County (Section 21 / Township 11 / Section 12) near Monterey. Since Hamp would have been ten years old at this time, no doubt he would have labored hard with his father and elder brothers to clear this virgin land.
On January 13, 1853, Hamp Till married Mary Elizabeth Luckie, daughter of William Foster and Mahalia Meritta Manning Luckie in Lowndes County. At this time, he was occupied as a blacksmith and farmer. Nine children resulted from this union:
Early Jackson (born August 4, 1830),
John Walker (born 1831),
Mary Elizabeth (born December 26, 1836),
Ann Levicy (born 1839),
Jane (born 1840),
William Hampton (born January 1844),
Hiran (born 1846),
Icophena (born June 11, 1849) and
Milton Archibald (born December , 1851).
During the War Between the States, "Hamp" was a shoemaker. He lost two brothers during the War and it is assumed that Hamp