President of Huntsville (1851-1853), Mayor, Alderman and Judge
|Born:||1800, Lynchburg, Bedford, VA|
|Died:||1863, Huntsville, AL|
• The title of "President of Huntsville" was used instead of "Mayor" in the early years.
• Married Mary S. Hobbs - Alabama Biography
• He moved from Virginia to Huntsville at the age of sixteen with his family. - Alabama Biography
• Served several terms as mayor of Huntsville. - Alabama Biography
• Probate Judge in Madison County for several years. - Alabama Biography
• Son of William Echols (b. 1771) and Mary (Farmer) Echols. He is William Echols IV. - Alabama Biography
• Father of :
1. John H. Echols, Secretary of State of Mississippi during the War of Secession
2. Larkin W. Echols, who served in an Alabama Regiment of the C. S. Army, and was a planter and merchant at Senatobia, MS.
3. David H. Echols, a railroad man who was drowned in the Yazoo River, Mississippi, while on a hunting tour.
4. James H. Echols, a lieutenant in Russell's regiment, Wheeler's command. He was killed at Atlanta.
5. Charles P. Echols, a farmer in Mississippi.
6. William Holden Echols (b. 1834) Huntsville Leader (Engineer, Major CSA, Bank President, Bell Factory Bookkeeper) - Alabama Biography
• William and Mary's daughters, omitted in the Alabama Biography bio. They include:
1. Mary (b. 1832) married to Egbert J. Jones
2. Susan (born about 1846)
3. Ellen (born about 1848) married Ralph Walker, and Lucy (born about 1851) - Genealogy.com
• "Mary S. Hobbs was born 1810 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, VA, and died 1879 in Huntsville, Madison, AL." - Genealogy.com
• According to Record, he was both president and mayor (several years). He is also listed as Alderman for several years. - RecordRelated Links:
• Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, pp. 527-8. Information included in his son's biography.
• Ancestry.com - Genealogical information collected and presented by Angus Simpson (behind Ancestry.com membership fee wall) (Originally found at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9571659/person/-778697978.)
• Genealogy.com - Descendants of Hubbard Hobbs (William's wife), Generation No. 3. Genealogy for Mary S. Hobbs
• Record - A Dream Come True Volumes One and Two by James Record, © 1970 & © 1978 (over twenty references in the two volumes).
The Following Pages Link to this Page:
• Alabama Biography
• William Holding Echols (b1834)