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Are you researching ancestors in Lawrence County, Alabama? This may help

Lawrence County was created by act of the Territorial Legislature of February 4, 1818, before Alabama became a state. Formed from territory acquired by the Cherokee and Chicasa (Chickasaw) cession of 1816.


The early settlers of the county came from Virginia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Many of the early settlers of Lawrence County were veterans or children of veterans of the Revolutionary War.

Here is a book on some of the first families of Lawrence County, Alabama.

FIRST FAMILIES OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA VOLUME I

 

Rocky Hill Castle (Library of Congress)See more pictures and story of Haunted Rocky Hill Castle, Lawrence County, Alabama ca. 1939 (Library of Congress)

The Biographies of the following settlers are included in this book:
JOHN WHITE ESQ. (1778-1842)
EDMUND PIERCE ANDERSON (1800-1827)
DAVID HUNTER (b. ca. 1800) & AMBROSE HUNTER(b. ca. 1800) – brothers
JOHN GRUGETT (ca. 1774- ca. 1826)
JONATHAN BURFORD (ca. 1793- 1849)
DANIEL WASHINGTON BURFORD (1782 – 1837)
JOHN GALLAGHER (ca. 1796 – 1839)
JAMES GALLAGHER (ca. 1800 – ca. 1843)
DAVID JOHNSON GOODLETT (1804 – 1878)
JUDGE HENRY ANDERSON MCGHEE (1808-1901)
RUEL MARSHALL EARP (1828 – 1908)
DR. JAMES HIRAM EARP (1863 – aft. 1910)
CROCKETT MCDONALD (1801 – 1857)
JAMES H. MCDONALD (1826 – 1884)
JOHN GRAHAM (ca. 1792 – 1864)
PETER W. TAYLOR 91794 – 1836)
HANCE McWHORTER CUNINGHAM (ca. 1790 – ca. 1828)
JOHN HARRIS RENO/RENEAU (1764 -1848)
WILLIAM RENEAU (1788-1852)
HUGH M. WARREN (b. ca. 1800)
BOLLING CLARK BURNETT (1797 – 1862)
CALEB OWEN (ca. 1759 – 1842)
HENRY WATKINS COLLIER (B. 1801) and SCOTTS FAMILY
ARTHUR FRANCIS HOPKINS (1794 – 1866)
CHRISTOPHER C. GEWIN (1810 – 1891)
CAPTAIN DANIEL W. WRIGHT (1759 – 1838)
JOHN GREGG (ca. 1800 – 1850)
WILEY GALLAWAY ESQ (1793 – 1864)
JOHN MCDOWELL (1758 – 1841)
JOHN BURRSS SALE (1818 – 1876)
BENJAMIN SYKES (b. ca. 1745)
THE HODGES PIONEERS – Brothers COL. FLEMING HODGES (1792 – 1827) & COL WILLIAM MASON HODGES (ca. 1793 – 1835)
MATTHEW CLAY, smart phonesJR. (1795-1827)
DAVID HUBBARD (1792 -1874)
THOMAS BENTON COOPWOOD (1793 -1862)

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FIRST FAMILIES OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA VOLUME I



FIRST FAMILIES OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA VOLUME I (Kindle Edition)

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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 www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com 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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11 comments

  1. I would love to see info on counties located in Central, South and Southeast Alabama. (Montgomery, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Pike, Coffee, Dale, Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Bullock, Butler and Crenshaw)

  2. Lamar County Alabama.

  3. WOW Good history tks for sharing

  4. Descendant of Hance McWhorter Cunningham, my 3rd ggrandfather.

  5. Interesting… Hance McWhorter is among the names listed here.

  6. I remember this old castle very well I uses to climb up the old Tower

  7. Or visit the Lawrence County Archives. We have extensive family files, and thousands of original documents. Our website also has searchable databases. During this crisis we are closed to public access, however we may still be reached at 256-974-1757 during our normal business hours – Mon., Wed., Fri. from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Our website is http://www.lawrencecoarchives.com.

  8. Sad it is no longer standing was beautiful from older people who saw it

  9. I am researching my family tree, and have discovered my mother’s ancestors, Thornton, came from Alabama, specifically at least two or more born in Lawrence county. My great great great grandfather was Mitchell Thornton. His son Lonnie was supposedly born in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama in 1877 and came to Texas when he was 14. Is there any record of him there? I am searching but having no luck. Thank you.

    Patricia Stepp

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