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Honor your ancestor as an Alabama Notable Pioneer with his/her personal biography for the bicentennial!

The State of Alabama will have her two-hundredth birthday on December 14, 2019.  Honor your ancestor on Alabama Pioneers for the bicentennial! (Story continued below)

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 yearsThese notable pioneers will be designated with a special banner on their biography.

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Only $5+ Patrons may submit biographies 

  • $5+ Patron members may select one ancestor to honor.
  • $10+ Patron members may select five ancestors to honor
  • $25+ Patron members may select 10 ancestors to honor

Only PATRONS  $5+ from our Alabama Pioneers PATRON/PATREON community will be allowed to submit biographies of their ancestors.

If you are a $5 or above Alabama Pioneers Patron member and 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]. Your name will be listed as the author of the biography on the Alabama Pioneers website.

Requirements for Submission

  • Achievements of the individuals must 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.
  • Biographies must be complete and ready to cut and paste to Alabama Pioneers website. All submissions requiring editing will be returned to the sender. The biography can be resubmitted when editing is completed.
  •  A picture of the pioneer is optional but must be emailed in a separate file along with the email of the biography. All pictures must be in .jpg format.
  • Only biographies submitted by email to [email protected] will be eligible.

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.

Biographies of Notable and Not-So-Notable: Alabama Pioneers (Volume 1) 

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)

Biographies of Notable and Not-So-Notable: Alabama Pioneers (Volume 1) (Paperback)

By (author): Donna R Causey
List Price:$11.97 USD
New From:$11.97 USD In Stock

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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