1. […] John A. Elmore. Sr., the chief justice of the Court of Justices of the Peace presided over the first trial on April 12, 1820. There were five post offices in Autauga County, Coosada, Washington, Vernon, Independence, and Statesville. All have all but disappeared. Coosada still exists in a small way in Elmore County. Coosada (Koasati) was an Indian town site and William Wyatt Bibb, the first governor of Alabama settled there in 1818. […]

  2. […] county was given the name of John Archer Elmore, a native of Virginia, a soldier of the Revolution in the Virginia Line, afterward a member of the […]

  3. […] Mr. Hails; Captain John Cheney, whose wife was the sister of Dr. Bellinger; Colonel Bolling Hall, Hon. John A. Elmore, Hon. W. P. Chilton, and a host of others. Among his young friends were Captain James Stewart, now […]

  4. Been to the house and the grounds at Huntington it is breathtaking.

  5. Please note that Greene did not surrender at Yorktown as is stated. Lord Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Greene’s army never went to Yorktown but continued to force the British into Charleston. If Gen. Elmore was at Yorktown, he was with Washington or Lafayette.

  6. My ancestors of the Dollar family lived in Laurens District, South Carolina at the same time as General Elmore. My direct ancestor was William Dollar of Virginia. He was a veteran soldier of the Revolutionary War in the 2nd Virginia Regiment. He lived for a time in Laurens District, South Carolina. His two sons, William and Joseph, remained in South Carolina after their father moved to the Indiana Territory about 1810.
    Laurens District Deed records

    Book K page 212 Feb 12th 1817 to April 14th 1818

    J.A. Elmore to Wm Dollar for 150 Dollars 96 and 1/2 acres part of grant to Col. Robert McCrary Witnesses included Joseph Dollar D.R. of Nancy Elmore, James Saxon, James Dillard J.P.

    Note: The J. A. Elmore in the deed record was General John Archer Elmore a Revolutionary War veteran and General of the Militia and member of the South Carolina legislature who later moved to Autauga County, Alabama. Elmore County was named for him. His second wife was Nancy Martin Elmore.

    Book K page 264 March 15th 1817 to November 15th 1819

    Wm Dollar deeded 4 acres for 15 Dollars adj. above.( on the Enoree River) to trustees of Huntingdon Academy Elijah Cabaness and George Dillard and others

    The location of the home place of General John Archer Elmore and the Huntingdon Post Office can be seen on a period map referenced in the north eastern part of the county near the Enoree River and to the east of Bird’s Mountain.