Guide to the Guy Rolen Papers,

1888-1925

Record Group 001

Date Span

Extent:  11 items  

Perm Phy Desc:  1 File Folder, Legal

Historical Sketch:  Guy Rolen was born July 11, 1882 in Houston County, Taylor, Alabama.  As a young man, he found a job as a cotton gin operator. He married Ida Caroline Kingry on December 3, 1905 and had six children; Chester, Flossie Betty, Willie Pearl, Etta, Guy Ewell and Maurice. Eventually he moved to Dothan, Alabama and worked for the Dothan Oil Company until he retired in 1959.  Guy Rolen was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church.  He died on December 12, 1969. His son Guy owned and operated the Rolen Bakery in Dothan Alabama and his grand daughter, Dr. Cynthia Lumpkin, is an Associate Professor at Troy University—Dothan Campus.

Scope/Content:  Land deeds, warranty deeds, homestead certificates that track land transfers in Geneva County (land became part of Houston Co. after 1903), 1888 to 1917.  Land surveyed as part of Sections 8 and 9, Township 2, Range 26, in Alabama.

Also contains certificate of ownership in Modern Order of Praetorians, dated 1917.

Provenance:  Guy Rolen was Dr. Cynthia Lumpkin's Grandfather.  Dr. Lumpkin retired from Troy University--Dothan Campus in 2005.

Preferred Citation:  Guy Rolen Papers, RG001.  Wiregrass Archives, Troy University--Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.


Calendar

File ID

Date

File Title

001-02-011-Item-001

10-23-1888

Land Deed, Mary Branton to Nathan Hall

001-02-011-Item-002

10/02/1889

Land Deed, Nathan and Jane Hall to J. G. Sanders

001-02-011-Item-003

12/24/1889

Land Deed, J. G. Sanders to E. Pitts

001-02-011-Item-004

03/11/1894

Homestead Certificate, No. 12105, to Erastus J. Pitts

001-02-011-Item-005

11/15/1902

Warranty Deed, E. J. Pitts to W. C. Boyington

001-02-011-Item-006

10/27/1903

Warranty Deed, W. C. Boyington to E. L. Kingry

001-02-011-Item-007

n. d.

Pocket Envelope, Dothan Insurance Company

001-02-011-Item-008

03/27/1917

Certificate Envelope, Modern Order of Praetorians, Guy Rolen

001-02-011-Item-009

03/27/1917

Membership Certificate (No. 71991), Modern Order of Praetorians, Guy Rolen

001-02-011-Item-010

02/02/1924

Register Deed, from C. E. Harmon, Register of the Circuit Court of Houston County, in Equity to C. l. and C. W. Kingry and Guy Rolen

001-02-011-Item-011

11/05/1925

Warranty Deed, C. L. Kingry, et al., to Guy Rolen

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