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What really caused the sinking of the Monmouth and killing of over 300 Indians?

From WILD WEST, October 1998 When the Steamboat Monmouth sank in the Mississippi, Creek Indian passengers paid the price. By Cecil…

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Patron+ The Early Alabama Railroad Scandal Part I

"Willis Valley Railroad was charted in February 3, 1852 as a company to build a railroad from the point on…

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Patron – The Butler County News – Local and Personal in 1914 from Garland and Providence

(Transcribed from The Butler County News, Georgiana, Alabama September 10, 1914) Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Peacock and sons Clarence…

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Biography: Doranton Patton Newton Langston born ca. 1812

DORANTON PATTON NEWTON LANGSTON BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1812 – 1873) BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA Doranton Patton Langston was born during 1812…

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Biography: Dr. John Walter Grimes born April 24, 1868 with photograph

Click http://www.alabamapioneers.com/honor-your-ancestor-on-alab…/to see how to honor your ancestor as a Notable Alabama Pioneer DR. JOHN WALTER GRIMES BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1868-1914)…

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Picture of a Cottingham house built ca. 1707 in Maryland is an ancestor of Bibb County, Alabama Cottinghams

During my research for my latest historical fiction novel in this series, I was excited to discover a photograph (below)…

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Patron+ The Capt. Sam Bursts her Boiler and Goes Down

STEAM BOAT EXPLOSION The Capt. Sam Bursts her Boiler and Goes Down (Transcription from Bibb Blade November 26, 1884 in…

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Patron – April 23, 1957 – Earthquake in Guntersville, Nat King Cole & Sequoyah

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Anecdotes and burials of the old graves in Tuscumbia’s Oakwood Cemetery

COLBERTIANS By R. L. James SECTION III OBITUARIES AND CEMETERY RECORDS To the Readers of the Alabama Historical Quarterly: (The…

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Patron – Original Montgomery County, Mississippi Territory Marriage Licenses

ORIGINAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY MARRIAGE LICENSES (The County seat of Montgomery County as of these dates, was located at…

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Patron+ The men behind the early furnaces in Jefferson County

(Transcribed excerpt from BIRMINGHAM & JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA HISTORICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL by (Teeple & Smith Publishers 1887)  About the year…

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BIOGRAPHY: Rev. J. R. Capers born April 22, 1828 – African American

Happy Birthday REV. J. R. CAPERS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1822 – aft. 1896) Jefferson County, Alabama, Oklahoma Territory Rev. J. R.…

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Biography: Green Underwood born April 22, 1799

Happy Birthday! GREEN UNDERWOOD (1799-1852) Dallas County, Alabama Green Underwood (Apr. 22, 1799 Spartanburg, SC – d. Oct. 6, 1852…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Bygone Memories of Small Country Churches

By Jean Butterworth Attending a small Baptist church in the country when I was young was a very different experience…

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Is there a music muse in Muscle Shoals? Read this and decide for yourself [pictures & video]

Called the Singing River The Cherokees who lived in the northwestern corner of Alabama called the river that flowed through…

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Patron – On April 21, 1900, Dr. Wilson of Stillman of Stillman College was killed

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Biography: Captain John William Tobin born April 21, 1827

Happy Birthday! CAPTAIN JOHN WILLIAM TOBIN BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1827-1865) CLARKE COUNTY, ALABAMA Captain John William Tobin was born on…

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BIOGRAPHY: Mrs. Wm. B. Alexander (April 21, 1834 – May 24, 1894)

COLBERTIANS By R. L. James SECTION III OBITUARIES AND CEMETERY RECORDS To the Readers of the Alabama Historical Quarterly: (The…

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Biography: Rev. John Allan born April 21, 1788 – photograph

Happy Birthday! REV. JOHN ALLAN BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY (1788-1843) By Lavone Johnson Anglen Reverend John Allan wrote an autobiography of…

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Biography: Miles Henry Amerine born April 21, 1847

Happy Birthday! MILES HENRY AMERINE BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1847-1914) Tallapoosa, Butler and Montgomery County, Alabama Miles Henry Amerine was a…

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Sand Mountain Melungeon Families – some believe Elvis Presley was one

(Transcribed by Donna R. Causey) SAND MOUNTAIN MELUNGEON FAMILIES A DNA PERSPECTIVE FROM WHEN SCOTLAND WAS JEWISH AND JEWS AMONG…

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Patron+ Russell County was largely inhabited by Yuchi and Muscogees

EARLY RUSSELL COUNTY, ALABAMA Russell County was created by the legislature, December 18, 1832. It was taken from the last…

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Patron – Life in Birmingham on April 20, 1882 included a frost late in the month

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Biography: James Crow Nabors born April 20, 1858

Happy Birthday! JAMES CROW NABORS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1858- aft. 1904) Calhoun and Shelby County, Alabama James Crow Nabors was…

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Newtown was once set to be larger than Tuscaloosa, Alabama but failed

New Town/West End addition to Tuscaloosa in 1821 A little after this period of time, in 1821, that part of…

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Patron+ Sunday recognized as a sacred day from early days in Mississippi Territory

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE IN ALABAMA Sunday, the first day of the week, has been recognized as a sacred day since the…

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Patron – On April 16, 1874 – Barnett Plantation was under water, Montgomery had streetcars and more…

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First Steam Boat Trip over Muscle Shoals was in 1828 [historic letter about the trip & vintage pics]

FIRST BOAT TRIP OVER MUSCLE SHOALS—1828 By GEORGE W. SWARTZ The Tennessee Valley is rich in history and the beautiful…

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Patron – The Butler County News – 1914 includes personal news from the community of New Home about visits from relatives.

(Excerpts transcribed from The Butler County News, Georgiana, Alabama September 10, 1914) NEW HOME Mr. Ed Tillman, of Opp, visited…

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Patron+ Six family of settlers in Washington and Clarke County were led by Daniel Boone

Early Permanent Settlers in Washington and Clarke County, Alabama Early permanent settlers came from Georgia, colonized in 1733, from the…