Tag: 1820’s

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Gerrard Hansford, Barber in 1825 – a free-colored person

Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 01, Spring Issue 1956 GERRARD HANSFORD, BARBER Montgomery, Alabama 1825 Gerrard Hansford, a free colored…

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Dr. Thomas Ward was Worshipful Master of LaFayette Masonic Lodge #26 for twenty-two years

Masonic Lodge of Greensboro, Alabama1 Published in 1908 The Masonic Lodge now in existence in Greensboro (in 1908)— known as Lafayette No. 26—dates back…

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An early resident (ca.1829) of Mooresville, Alabama reflects on the town, its citizens and surroundings

RECOLLECTIONS OF CAROLINE LEADINGHAM Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 03, Fall Issue 1956 Our home and the place of my…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…