Category: Genealogy Information

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A former slave from Birmingham Alabama became the first millionaire of color in Jefferson County, Alabama

Andrew Jackson Beard An Inventor (1849-1921) "Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave on a plantation near Mt. Pinson in Jefferson County, Alabama about…

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This Alabama County changed it’s name over the issue of slavery [Many settlers surnames included]

(Many people in Alabama changed their views on slavery as this story reveals)The Alabama County of Calhoun was created by the legislature December 18,…

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“Where shall I fly to, in God’s name?” – story of Indian attack in Alabama [photographs, video]

(Margaret Eades was the wife of Jeremiah Austill of the Legendary Canoe Fight. She, like her husband was an early pioneers of Alabama. In…

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Unidentified photographic treasures at the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Frequently, I run across interesting unidentified photographic treasures. Here are a few I found at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. If you…

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Part VIII – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT By Rev. J. D. Anthony Part VIII A clipping from the Gadsden Times (Transcribed with misspelled…

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Greensboro was first named the Russell Settlement, and then renamed Troy, Alabama

EARLY GREENSBORO, HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Settled by the Russell family The locality of Greensboro was settled in 1816 by a large family connection named Russell,…

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Part VII – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

Wars and rumors of war in Cherokee County, Alabama CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS EARLY SETTLEMENT By     By Rev. J. D.…

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Part V – Early Cherokee County, Alabama – Early Reminiscences of J. D. Anthony born in 1825!

No bacon or grease for the beans and cabbage? This was the solution in early days of Alabama CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA REMINISCENCES OF ITS…