1. I love these Biographies, very interested in early Alabama.

    1. Thanks, Jackie. I’m glad you enjoy them.

  2. […] the first cotton gin, in the region now Alabama, was erected by Lyons and Bennett of Georgia, for Abram Mordecai, a Jew and an Indian trader, at Weatherford’s race track on the Alabama river. The materials […]

  3. […] of Mount Megs, where they carried on a small commerce. All these traders had Indian wives except Mordecai, whose faithful spouse was Indian considerably darkened with the blood of […]

  4. […] Indian in his feelings, and, when he had been in the nation five years, it was with difficulty that Mordecai could separate him from his Indian playmates, and carry him to Seagrove. That gentleman sent him to […]

  5. this is the slave trader who did business with the outlaw family in washington, montgomery, and emanuel counties in ga. this man was a slave trader who traded creek indians and mulatto slaves to the white settlers.

  6. […] Source: Biography: Abram Mordecai Revolutionary War soldier born 1755 | Alabama Pioneers […]

  7. […] Abraham Mordecai was an early settler who lived his last days in Dudleyville, Alabama in a log cabin.Below is a sketch of him written by Alabama Historian, Albert J. Pickett, in 1847. […]

  8. I am a little disoriented with places in this story. Line Creek flowed south from the Tallapoosa River into Macon Co., not Chambers Co. Autousee was on the north side of the Tallapoosa across from Shorter on the south side. Calebe Creek ran south through Macon Co. The Federal Road was south of the Tallapoosa and ran through Macon Co. and into Montgomery Co. until Millies Creek where it turned south. Autossee and Shorter were close but on opposite sides of the river.

  9. […] Abram Mordecai, an intelligent Jew, who dwelt fifty years in the Creek nation, set up the first commercial cotton gin at Coosada Bluff near Montgomery. He believed that the Indians were originally of his people, and he asserted that in their Green Corn Dances he had heard them often utter in grateful tones the word yavoyaha! yavoyuho! He was always informed by the Indians that this meant Jehovah, or the Great Spirit, and that they were then returning thanks for the abundant harvest with which they were blessed. […]