The State of Alabama will have her two-hundredth birthday on December 14, 2019. Honor your ancestor on Alabama Pioneers for the bicentennial!
Honor Your Ancestor
A major goal of Alabama Pioneers has always been to seek out and honor our forgotten notable Alabama ancestors by recognizing their achievements and contributions in establishing and developing the State of Alabama. In this endeavor, we look especially look for the unknown or little-known notable individuals who have generally not been included in history books. Many of these pioneers have been discovered by our readers through their diligent personal family research.
With this goal in mind, and Alabama’s bicentennial year fast approaching in 1819, we decided to honor all notable pioneers of Alabama who helped build, establish and/or contribute to Alabama’s growth, culture, development, etc. in any capacity during her first 200 years. These notable pioneers will be designated with a special banner on their biography.
Do you have an Alabama Notable Pioneer?
If you have an ancestor, who you feel falls within the parameters to be designated Alabama Notable Pioneer, email a brief biography of the individual with your comments about why he/she should be included to [email protected]. If you have a picture of the individual, email it in a separate file along with a biography. The picture must be in .jpg format.
Achievements of the individuals can be within the two-hundred years of Alabama’s existence and in any field as long as it has contributed to Alabama’s growth, culture, and development of Alabama.
Only PATRONS from our PATREON community will be allowed to email submissions. Click below to learn how to become a PATRON/PATREONS.
We will notify you if your ancestor is chosen as an ALABAMA NOTABLE PIONEER and provide you with the date his/her biography will be posted on the website with the designation.
This book includes the genealogy of and biography of William Barrett Travis of Alamo fame and Elisha Cottingham, the Alabama descendants from the Tapestry of Love, Historical Fiction Series by Donna R. Causey. The biographies of Alabama pioneers included in this book include: REV. JOHN WESLEY STARR (1806-1870) ELBERT SOULE STARR (1845-1908) JOHN WESLEY STARR, JR. (1830-1853) RICHARD ELLIS (1781 – 1846) JOHN WHITE, ESQ., (1778 – 1842) JOSEPH GLOVER BALDWIN (1815 – 1864) COL. JONATHAN NEWTON SMITH (1814 -1885) RICHARD HOPKINS PRATT (1827 – 1908) HOPKINS PRATT (1791-1841) MARY DICKERSON PRATT (1800-1882) ABSALOM PRATT (1793-1845) RICHARD PRATT (1764-1822) REBECCA BEAVERS PRATT (1770-1847) EDMOND PIERCE ANDERSON (1800-1827) DAVID W. HUNTER (b. ca. 1800) AMBROSE HUNTER (b. ca. 1800) JOHN ALEXANDER GRUGETT (ca. 1774 – ca. 1826) ISAAC NEWTON LANGSTON (1775 -1850) OBEDIAH LANGSTON (1801 – 1888) DORANTON PATTON NEWTON LANGSTON (1812 – 1873) ELISHA COTTINGHAM, SR.. (b. ca. 1755 – 1820) ELISHA COTTINGHAM, JR. (1793 -1870) JOHN C. D. MAT TROTT (1809 – 1883) COL. WILLIAM BARRETT TRAVIS (Hero of the Alamo) (1809-1836) HENLEY GRAHAM SNEAD (1814 – 1906) WINTHROP SARGEANT (1755 – 1820) TOD ROBINSON, SR. (1776 – 1838) TOD ROBINSON, JR. (1812 – 1870) WILLIAM RAIFORD PICKETT (1777 – 1850) COLONEL ALBERT J. PICKETT (1810 -1858) BRIG. GENERAL WILLIAM FLANK PERRY (1823 -1901) GEORGE FOOTE (1784 – 1825) PHILLIP A. FOOTE (1793 – 1831) JONATHAN BURFORD (1793 – 1849) includes many slave names DANIEL WASHINGTON BURFORD (1782 – 1847) JOHN GALLAGHER (ca. 1796 – 1839) DAVID JOHNSON GOODLETT (1804 – 1878) JUDGE HENRY ANDERSON MCGHEE (1808 – 1901)