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Biography: James Crow Nabors born April 20, 1858

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(1858- aft. 1904)

Calhoun and Shelby County, Alabama

James Crow Nabors was one of the highly respected farmers of Shelby County, Alabama. He resided on his farm not many miles from Montevallo. Facts concerning the early members of the family will be found under the sketch of Mr. Burr Nabors. James was the son of Joel Nabors and Sarah (Whiteside) Nabors and was born in Calhoun County, April 20, 1858. Joel was a South Carolinian, the son of Lewis. He came to Alabama in the days of the pioneers and passed his life in Shelby County as a farmer. During the Civil war, he served the Southland valiantly for four years in the cavalry brigade of John T. Morgan. He was a Democrat and in religious views favored the Methodist church, of which his wife was a member.

Grandfather Moses Whiteside was a native of South Carolina, also, and died in Calhoun County. Joel and Sarah Nabors were the parents of nine children. Four were living in 1904.

James C. Nabors removed to Shelby from Calhoun County in February of 1888. He was accounted a good farmer. In political belief he was a Democrat; his religious views were those of the Methodists. He was married Dec. 15, 1881, to Sallie Foster, born in Calhoun County, Jan. 4, 1868, the daughter of Anthony Foster and Margaret (Camp) Foster, natives respectively of South Carolina and Georgia. They resided for years in Alabama, then moved to Arkansas, where he died in 1898 and she in 1902. Three of their five children were living in 1904. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Nabors were Pluma Nabors, William Nabors, Arthur Nabors, Hermon Nabors, Exer Nabors, Lenna Nabors, Bessie Nabors, Floyd Nabors and Burr Nabors.

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Confrontation:: Lost & Forgotten Stories

Prior to statehood, Alabama was a vast wilderness with a large Native American population. It is only natural that when new immigrants from other states arrived, conflicts over the land would arise. Soon, these small conflicts exploded into war.

Alabama Footprints Confrontation is a collection of lost and forgotten stories that reveals why and how the confrontation between the Native American population and settlers developed into the Creek-Indian War as well as stories of the bravery and heroism of participants from both sides.
Some stores include:

  • Tecumseh Causes Earthquake
  • Terrified Settlers Abandon Farms
  • Survivor Stories From Fort Mims Massacre
  • Hillabee Massacre
  • Threat of Starvation Men Turn To Mutiny
  • Red Eagle After The War