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Biography: George C. Almon born March 27, 1852

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Lawrence and Franklin County, Alabama

George C. Almon was a lawyer and probate judge. He was born in Lawrence County, March 27, 1852, the third son of seven children of George W. and Nancy B. (Eubank) Almon, natives of Tennessee and Virginia, respectively. The paternal grandparents of the judge were Nathaniel and Elizabeth Almon of North Carolina; and his maternal grandfather was Thomas Eubank of Virginia. George C. was a brother of Representative Edward B. Almon.

At the age of twenty years, George C. Almon entered the law department of the University of Mississippi, at Oxford, having been thoroughly prepared for the University under private tutors in his native county. He graduated from the law department in 1873, and at once entered upon the practice of law at Franklin, Franklin County, Alabama. A year later, however, the seat of justice was removed to Russellville, and his business being with the courts, he, of course, followed the courthouse, this event occurring in 1875, success following him as he had followed the courthouse. In 1879 the courthouse was again removed, this time to Bel Green and Almon was appointed probate judge. He remained in Bel Green until 1887, when he returned to Russellville to resume private practice. He was elected to the state senate in 1886 for the twelfth senatorial district and served in the Senate to 1889.

Judge Almon was a Democrat; a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, south; and a Knight of Pythias. He married in 1876, to Modena Burgess, daughter of William Burgess and Susan Burgess

They had the following known children:

  1. Susie B. Almon (March 1880)

Judge George C. Almon passed away May 23, 1911, and is buried in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama along with his wife Modena (b. Oct 28, 1856- March 3, 1902).


  1. Memorial Record of Alabama“, Vol. I, p. 1027-1028 Published by Brant & Fuller (1893) Madison, WI
  2. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 59117142 # 59117150# 40295832# 40295784

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