Tag: 1800’s

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Thanks to untiring efforts of these men the telegraph and telephone finally came to Greensboro, Alabama

Communication with the outside world was slow coming in Greensboro, Alabama1 Telegraph Lines In 1869, the citizens of Greensboro donated a thousand dollars to induce…

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Greene County, Alabama – Some marriages in the 1800s in Greene County, Alabama

SOME GREENE COUNTY, ALABAMA MARRIAGES FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Location of Greene County, Alabama License for JOHN M. BATES to marry ELIZABETH PATTON issued 11…

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There were many historic Plantations near Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama

A number of National Register of Historic Places listed plantations are located a few miles from Faunsdale in Marengo County, Alabama. Faunsdale Plantation Faunsdale Plantation…

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MONDAY MUSINGS: These epidemics and Acts caused many ancestors to flee their homes

Yellow fever epidemics were particularly difficult in Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama during 1853 and 1870's. Recently, a mass burial site was uncovered in Montgomery,…

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A Methodist church was established in Greensboro, Alabama before 1822

History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Greensboro.1 (Published in 1908) The earliest records of this church were lost, and have never been in the possession of the…

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The short life of Baker County, Alabama, a county without a history – was created on December 30th

On this day, December 30th, in 1868, the county of Baker was created from portions of Autauga, Shelby, Bibb, and Perry, by a legislative…

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Historic letter written on Dec. 1, 1847 by J. D. Bibb, about his brother & Alabama’s first governor

He only lived five more months The following excerpt is from a letter which has been transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 19,…

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FRIDAY FEATURE – Great Alabama history book for genealogist and historian

Great book for genealogist as a reference books as well—from Alabama's first historian! Pickett's History of Alabama: And Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the…

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Greensboro, Alabama never mentioned ladies in it’s early newspapers because it was not proper

NEWSPAPERS IN EARLY GREENSBORO, ALABAMA1 (Story Published in 1908) The Halcyon As early as 1824, and presumably earlier, there was a newspaper published in…