1. Tear it down. It is a sign of racism

    1. I hope you are not serious. The home is beautiful and steeped in history.

    2. No its a home, house, building, ect. YOU make it a sign of racism.
      This is beautiful

  2. My great grandfather, Samuel White Oliver, was (supposedly) buried on his plantation in Dallas County. The plantation was on the Alabama River and Pine Barren Creek. Samuel represented Conecuh County in the AL house for 11 terms, six as Speaker, and ran for governor after moving to Dallas Co. in 1837. If anyone knows of any evidence of his grave, please contact me at [email protected].

  3. Reuben Saffold’s daughter, Mary Ann and her husband, Col. Bolling lived in my house in Hayneville.

  4. A beautiful home with a wonderful story. No racism, just history.

  5. Home sweet home. A beautiful place with a beautiful story. I’ve loved growing up here and right across the road from it. It will never be torn down.

    1. Mandy,
      Years ago I lived in Selma and became good friends with Pastor Von McQueen. At that time, his father owned Belvoir and surrounding land. Von and I spent many hours on the porch of the “big house” walked the fields and heard ghost stories from…I believe her name was Ida, an ancestor of slaves who lived and worked on the farm. I know Von and Mary Dale had a small house across the road he wanted to renovate. You said you grew up across the road. I was wondering, are you their daughter?

    2. In reply to the post made by Ziegler : In the early seventies I spent a weekend at the plantation .it was when Houston Cole was pres. Of Jacksonville State. He and the father of the girl I was dating had an interest in the plantation at the time although I have little Idea how much was done in the way of renovation .
      The person who lived on the grounds in a much reimagined ” slave ” cabin ” was ” IDA TOWNE ” . Yes ” IDA TOWNE “. We spent the night , had incredible food made in the old stoves pots and pans from who knows when. Ida told us stories of the old days & ghost . Wow!

  6. I have a desk that has been passed down in my family that was my great,great,great grandfather Reuben Saffold’s.

  7. A beautiful piece of history about AL and a lovely story!

  8. George Shane Roselius, this is a great read!

  9. Ian MacLeod Speak of the Devil…

  10. I so enjoyed this Beautiful read ……historical and I love how she wrote words of a Gentle Southern Grace .

  11. Wonderful journey back in time!

  12. […] and became an Alabama circuit judge in 1819. He established his plantation, which he named Belvoir, in rural Dallas County, Alabama in 1825. Belvoir translates roughly from French to English as […]

  13. 1. Sam Dale was the oldest son and heir of Josiah Fisher whose children were given to raise and care for after his death. Yes he says Samuel is his oldest so.

    That makes him a “Friendly Creek” of which a lot of Choctaw Chiefs come from the same group or their relatives.

    2. You say Belvoir. However, these judges have lied to history and on their honor history has been denied.

    3. Bouvour lies just north of Mobile not far from Oak Grove. Today it is Mobile County, yesterday it was both Washington County as well as Georgia.

    4. Worchester v Georgia in 1832 both told history and changed history.

    History took an alternate ending after William Byrd of the Chickasaw Nation at Mauvilla just outside of Bouvour disenfranchised the white man.

    A crime never ever forgotten.

    Darby Weaver
    The Tribal Leader.

    Remember the Non-Intercourse Act is the Law and Treaties are the Supreme Law of the Land

  14. Interesting since Bouvour aka Beaver Meadows or Weaver Meadows at the Weaver Estate is immediate to the old White House in Washington at Mount Vernon.

    Lots of fun little cooncidences.

  15. A beautiful home, full of history. I loved reading it. Please, Donna … do not stop sharing history!

  16. Would love to visit this place! Very well and poetic writing!

  17. What beautiful writing this is – one can vividly imagine the scenes as they are described! Is Belvoir still standing? Open to visitors??

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