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The surnames of many people in Bibb County, Alabama date back to pioneer days

During the “Alabama Fever” period of United States history, early settlers migrated to Alabama from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee in search of more land to grow tobacco and/or distance themselves from the Revolutionary War. Many of the early pioneers settled in old Cahaba, Alabama. This county later was divided into more counties. Bibb County was one of the new counties with original settlers of Alabama.

Brierfield Baptist Church, Hwy 139, Brierfield, Bibb County, AlabamaBrierfield Baptist Church, Hwy 139, Brierfield, Bibb County, Alabama (Library of Congress)

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Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME I  (paperback)

 

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This book focuses on the pioneer families of FREDERICK MONROE JAMES (b. 1793-d. 1863) ADAM JAMES (1800-1884) HOPKINS LEE (b. 1765-d. 1834) STEELE FAMILY (who immigrated from S.C. ca. 1780), WILLIAM WRIGHT, (b. 1778 SC) and GEORGE PETERS (b. 1790 Italy) Genealogy reports with supporting evidence, notes, brief biographies, wills, deeds and census records, when available are included.

Descendant surname include: ADAMS, ARNOLD, AVERY, BAKER, BAMBERG, BARNES, BATES, BLAKE, BISHOP, BOLING, BOLLING, BOSCHUNG, BOYD, BRACKNELL, BRADLEY, BRAG, BRANSDORF, BROADHEAD, BURNS, CANTERBURY, CARDEN, CARR, CARROLL, CAUSEY, CATES, CHAMPION, CLARY, CONWAY, COOK, COOPER, COTTINGHAM, CREEL, CREWS, CROCKER, CRUNK, DAUGHERTY, DAILEY, DIXON, DOCKERY, DOVER, DREOLIA, DUGGAN, EASTERWOOD, ERVIN, FAIR, FARMER, FAUCETT, FAUCETTE, FERGUSON, FIKES, FONDREN, FRANCIS, FRIDAY, FRY, FULGHAM, GEORGE, GOLDEN, GREATHOUSE, GRIFFIN, HANCOCK, HAND, HART, HAYES, HILL, HOLLAND, HORTON, HUBBARD, INGRAM, ILES, JACKSON, JAMES, JOHNSTON, KINNAIRD, KIRBY, KORNEGAY, KROUT, LAGRONE, LAND, LARKIN, LEE, LEMLEY, LEWIS, LEVERT, LIGHTSEY, MADDOX, MAJOR, MARTIN, MASON, MCALLEN, MCBRIDE, MCCALEB, MCCULLEY, MCDOWELL, MCLEOD, MCMILLAN, MEDDERS, MEIGS, MERPHY, MESSER, MILLER, MILLS, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, MUELLER, MURPHY, MYRICK, NICHOLS, OGLESBY, OWENS, PALMER, PARKER, PEARSON, PETER, PETERS, PETERSON, PHELPS, PIERSON, QUINN, RAGLAN, RAGLAND, RAINES, REACH, REED, RITCHIE, ROAN, ROBINSON, SATTERWHITE, SHAW, SHOWS, SHUTTLESWORTH, SMITH, SNIPES, STACEY, STACY, STAMPS, STARLING, STEELE, STEFANICK, STEWARD, STEWART, STRICKLAND, THOMPSON, TIBBS, TUCKER, TURNER, VARNEL, VERNON, WAGGONER, WAGONER, WALKER, WALLACE, WARD, WOOD, WOODWARD, WOOLLEY, WRIGHT, WYATT, YEAGER, YOUNG

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20 comments

  1. Yep I am a Bibb County descendant

  2. ton of mine listed

  3. My dad was born in Bibb County but the Smitherman, Fancher, Lawley and Latham arent on that list.

    1. All the pioneers have not been included in this one book. Check these two volumes for some of the names you mentioned. Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME II Compiled Records of BIBB COUNTY ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME III

      More books will be available in the future. Donna

  4. Descendant of Wallace’s and White’s in Bibb County here…

  5. I am a Bibb County descendant! Thought I would see Cox on this list also.

    1. There are two other volumes of the Bibb County pioneers and more coming. Perhaps they are in those volumes. Many early settlers are from Bibb County.Compiled Records of BIBB COUNTY ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME III Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME II

    2. Same here with Nix. They came from Edgefield District , South Carolina to Georgia and then to Alabama settling in what became the Macedonia, Mulberry and Old Maplesville area in 1818.

  6. my grandmothers last name was oglesby and they moved to Ala after the rev war. very interesting info

  7. my mother’s people from Bibb Co..The Thrashers…Didn’t see on the list.

  8. My Great Grandmother was a Hicks, and he mother was a Oakley. Did not see either
    name on the list. Including Sims.

  9. Mike Creel. Creel surname is mentioned in this article. Interesting

  10. This reminds me of a church in Shelby County.

  11. Come visit Old Cahawba this month! Haunted History Tours and our 200th Anniversary are just part of the great experience.

  12. My name is Divina Lawley and I believe that I am related to the Lawley family in Alabama

  13. That’s when my direct line went to what is now Clay County.

  14. Every time I try to click on a link to find out more I get a spam message trying to tell me something