With the removal of the Indians in 1814 by Andrew Jackson and his men, settlers began to migrate to the fertile Cahawba land that later became Bibb County, Alabama, even before the Federal survey of the land was completed.
Farm clearings named after rivers and creeks
Small communities were generally farm clearings and were often named according to the location near a river, creek or the name of the family who predominated in the area. Churches and schools appeared early in 1817. By 1830, Bibb County’s population reached 6306 with lawyers, physicians, tradesman, architects, contractors, blacksmiths, wagon builders, millers, flatboat captains, peddlers, surveyors, ministers and many farmers according to the census.
The biographies in Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME II are a few of the many pioneers and families who settled and helped develop Bibb County, Alabama prior to the 1850 census.
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Biographies in Volume II include:
DR. JAMES H. or W. CRAWFORD
REBECCA HUEY DUFF
SAMUEL W. DAVIDSON
WALTER CARSON DUFF
REBECCA ELIZABETH HUGHEY
JAMES JONES HILL
Some other descendant surnames include: AMBROSE, ARNOLD, AVERY, BAGBY, BARCLAY, BARNETT, BATES, BOLING, BOSCHUNG, BOWCOM, BROOKS, CALVERT, CHRISTENBERRY, CLEVELAND, COLLINS, COTTINGHAM, CROUCH, CURB, CURRY, DAILEY, DENTON, DICKEY, DRIVER, EDWARDS, ELAM, FAUCETT, FIELDS, FIKES, FONDREN, GOLSON, GOODEN, GOODSEN, GOODSON, GRAY, GREENWOOD, GRIFFIN, HARDIN, HENDERSON, HINES, HORTON, HUBBARD, HUEY, HUNT, JAMES, JEFFREYS, JOHNSON, KENNEDY, KYLER, LEE, LEVERT, LINT, LNU, LOCKARD, LOCKWOOD, LUNSFORD, MARTIN, MASSENGALE, MASON, MCGREGOR, MCKINNEY, MCLEAN, MCMATH, MEIGS, MOORE, MOREN, MOTLEY, NICHOLS, OLDHAM, PETERS, PITTS, POWELL, PRENTICE, RAGSDALE, REYNOLDS, RILEY, ROAN, ROSS, RUBIO, SCHOOLAR, SMITHERMAN, SPARKS, STEELE, STEWARD, STONE, SUMNERS, THOMASON, ROZELLE, THOMPSON, TIDMORE, VANELL, WALLACE, WARD, WEBB, WEISINGER, WHITE, WILSON,WINTERS