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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
Preferred Citation: Guy Rolen Papers, RG001. Wiregrass Archives, Troy University--Dothan Campus, Dothan,
Land Deed, Mary Branton to Nathan Hall
Land Deed, Nathan and Jane Hall to J. G. Sanders
Land Deed, J. G. Sanders to E. Pitts
Homestead Certificate, No. 12105, to Erastus J. Pitts
Warranty Deed, E. J. Pitts to W. C. Boyington
Warranty Deed, W. C. Boyington to E. L. Kingry
Pocket Envelope, Dothan Insurance Company
Certificate Envelope, Modern Order of Praetorians, Guy Rolen
Membership Certificate (No. 71991), Modern Order of Praetorians, Guy Rolen
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
Warranty Deed, C. L. Kingry, et al., to Guy Rolen
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