Do you wonder why your ancestor frequently moved around the State of Alabama? Sometimes our ancestors didn’t move – the county did.
Photograph of the Waddell house (see film) being moved in Alabama (Alabama Department of Archives and History)
HE NEVER MOVED BUT WAS A CITIZEN OF FIVE COUNTIES
(Transcribed from the Times Daily July 11, 1890)
Among the curiosities developed by the census enumeration is the one from Cullman County. Robert Calvert, aged 17 years, pre-empted the homestead, where he now lives when he was 21 years of age. He has never moved since, but has been a citizen of five counties— Blount, Walker, Hancock, Winston and Cullman, whose lines have in turn enclosed his home.
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