Category: Genealogy Information

Discover genealogical information within these stories, news articles, biographies from the past as well as AP genealogy books.

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Biography: Elbert Soule Starr born February 3, 1845 – photograph

This biography is also in the book Biographies of Notable and Not-So-Notable: Alabama Pioneers (Volume 1)   ELBERT SOULE STARR BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1845…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Nobles brothers built the first locomotive built south of the Mason and Dixon line

A WAR TIME FOUNDRY A Story of a Confederate Foundry at the present Anniston By Kate Quintard Noble Roberts1 My Grandfather, James Noble, left…

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A personal interview with Richard Pearson Hobson in 1908 from “The Sinking of the Merrimac fame”

During the Spanish-American War, Naval Constructor Richard Pearson Hobson U.S.N. devised a plan to scuttle a ship in the channel leading to Santiago harbor…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Biography: Charles Hooks born February 20, 1768 Revolutionary War Soldier

Happy Birthday! CHARLES HOOKS REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER (1768- 1843) Montgomery County, Alabama Charles Hooks is buried in Montgomery county, about twenty miles from the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -BIOGRAPHY: [rare 1898 video] Dr. William Crawford Gorgas born October 3, 1854 – photograph

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1854-1920) Tuscaloosa, Alabama Note: Follow the linked articles to see all the other connections this…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Aaron Burr hid in Dismals Canyon in Franklin County, Alabama after killing political rival Alexander Hamilton [pictures]

Dismals Canyon is located in the town of Phil Campbell in the northwestern part of Franklin County, Alabama. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -The oldest incorporated town in Alabama has connections to two US Presidents [old photographs & film]

Even though it encompasses only 64 acres, Mooresville can boast to being the oldest incorporated town in Alabama and has a connection with two Presidents…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Stroll through the haunted Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama and visit the the famous people buried there

[Note - The annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will take place this year October 20, 2019 from 1:30 The PODCAST was recorded at an earlier…

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BIOGRAPHY: Frederick Forney Foscue (September 11, 1819 – March 3, 1906)

FREDERICK FORNEY FOSCUE BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (September 11, 1819 - March 3, 1906) Virginia, Texas, and Coosa, Marengo, Monroe Counties, Alabama (Excerpt from History…