Charles Wynne Paschal

By Linda Stewart, 1 April 2021

On Monday, March 4, 1940, Mr. C. W. Paschal passed away at the home of his son, Mr. J. J. Paschal, in Rockford.

Mr. Paschal was born September 6, 1849 in Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL.  His parents moved to Coosa County when he was about three years old and settled in what is now known as the Richfield community.

In 1876, he married Miss Caroline Holiman, and to this union was born seven children, four of whom are living; J. J. Paschal, Rockford; G. G. Paschal, Aniston; Mrs. W. E. Moore, Sylacauga; Mrs. L. C. Gillespie, Ashford.

He united with the Primitive Baptist Church at the age of twenty-one, being ordained to the ministry in the denomination about ten years afterwards, spending the remainder of his life in faithful service.  For the past several years he has been an invalid, however he was a patient sufferer, exhibiting his spirit of cheerfulness to the end.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Liberty Hill Church with Elder S. L. Hornsby, of Tallassee, officiating, the Revs. C. D. Dobbs, A. P. Thomas and H. M. Williams, of Tallassee, assisting.  Interment was in church cemetery, with Mathis-Jones Funeral directors in charge.

The Rockford Chronicle (Rockford, Alabama), Thursday, 7 March 1940, Page 1

Charles Wynne Paschal (James Monroe, Samuel, Samuel, William), married Martha Caroline Hollimon on 23 October 1876 on Coosa Co., AL.  Martha, the daughter of Gilbert S. Hollimon and Elizabeth Roy, was born 25 May 1857, died 30 November 1923, and was also buried in the Liberty Hill Church Cemetery in Coosa Co., AL.  Martha’s maiden name was spelled Holiman, Hollowman, Holoman, as well as Holeman.  The 1900 census states Martha was the mother of 7 children with 5 living: Mary Lou [Dobbs], Martha Carrie Cowline [Moore], Josephine Elizabeth “Josie” [Gillespie], George Gilbert, and John Joseph.


Does anyone have any bible records for Charles Wynne Paschal and Martha Caroline Holiman?  I am trying to find records for the two missing children. Charles and Martha married in 1876 and the 1880 census shows no children.  The 1900 census shows a ten year gap between George and John.  The two missing children may have been born and died between 1876 and 1880 or between 1886 and 1896.  They lived in Coosa County, Alabama.  Findagrave is not showing any baby graves during that time period.  If you have any information, please e-mail me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *