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Did you know that in 1896 Alabama had three sets of Republican delegates to the National convention?


The United States presidential election of 1896 was the 28th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1896. It was the climax of an intensely heated contest in which Republican candidate William McKinley (a former Governor of Ohio) defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan (a former Representative from Nebraska) in one of the most dramatic and complex races in American history. Alabama had an even more intense situation in the months leading up to the election. They had elected three sets of Republican delegates.

Don’t Blink by James Patterson (2011-09-20)

Three Sets Of Republican Delegates

Montgomery, Ala., April 8, 1896 – The Republicans of the Seventh Alabama district held their conventions at Gadsden yesterday, and three sets of delegates were elected to St. Louis. The principal fight was between Moseley and Vaughn, representing Reed and McKinley respectively. There were several fracases resulting in a split in the convention.

The Vaughn men elected C D. Alexander and John S. Curtis as delegates. The Moseley crowd elected Frank Morague and John E. Ezzell, delegates, and the negroes also held a convention and elected delegates. They endorsed McKinley, as did the Vaughn element. The other delegates are uninstructed. It was only by the interference of the city and county authorities that bloodshed was prevented.

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America Inspired by actual people and historical events! Based on the Cottingham ancestors of Bibb County, Alabama.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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