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  1. My mother was a Chambers County Girl.

    1. I knew Anita Harris and Kermit, you and Lee when you lived in 5 Points. Your mom took classes at SUSJC in Wadley.

    2. I knew Ms. Anita Harris my step mother Merry Abney taught school with her at Five Points elementary school. I think Ms. Anita was a kindergarten teacher. We use to go to her house and fish for catfish in her lake. I was pretty young but I think I remember Bill Harris.

  2. My Thomas relatives came from Lafayette. Also, the Alsobrooks there and in 5 Points I have fond memories of living there for a while with them and being on the family farm. Jett Thomas was GGrandfather.

  3. My great grandmother, Abigail Stanley, was born on a plantation in nearby Cusseta, owned by her parents, Felix Stanley and Ellen Shealy Stanley. Sometime after the war ended in

  4. 1865 they moved to town. The home they lived in is still there.

  5. My Grandmother, Alice Elizabeth Lamb Greene, was a resident of Chambers County. Her farm was north of LaFayette. I always enjoyed visiting her and being taken around LaFayette. She loved to talk about the people she knew. Wish I had listened with more attention.

  6. I’ve been to the Court House, lots of times! My Father-in-law, Mr. Lumos Looser was raised there, and we still own some land there!!

  7. Thx, Tom Waldrep! Very interesting early history. As you know, my roots run deep. My mother was a Wheeler. Young Dr Nick carried me piggy back to the OR for my tonsil removal when I was five. Also, and I’m not sure we have talked about this, Annice Harmon in Roanoke was a Wheeler cousin. I visited at her house often.

    1. Loved Mrs. Harmon. She taught piano to dozens of young kids!

    2. Please read my new post. Maybe you can help me with this since you’ve been around there 40 years. Please???

  8. Greatest town to grow up in. Spent 40 years running Collins Drug Company, a third generation business, that was 110 years old when I sold it in 1998. Judge Bowling, that was mentioned was my grandfather, for whom I was named. I am W. B. Bowling, II and now there are the III and the IV. I will always have a warm spot in my heart for LaFayette, Alabama.

  9. Amanda Fannin Bryant–this mentions a Fannin.

    1. I love it! I love it! I love it!. Thank You . Appreciate it.

    2. This is a really good history page

  10. Tom, Just read through this post. It elicited a lot of personal connections in the comments. Pretty cool.

  11. Does anyone from Lafayette Alabama know anything about a Shelnut Motor Company on railroad street from long ago? I have some memorabilia. Yard Sale in Montgomery. Pretty cool item. Can’t find the company on google. It’s very old and passed by now i’m sure. If anyone can help me, please email me at [email protected]. please. Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Btw, its phone number was 3851. If that don’t tell y’a something. Thank you!

  12. The photo shown confused me —- there is nothing like it in LaFayette, AL. In the article it is identified as the LaFayette Building in Montgomery.

  13. […] to an article on the Alabama Pioneers website, by October 1833 the new county officials had settled on the […]

  14. Hi, I’m 65 and looking up relatives, etc. My father grew up in Lafayette and his father (& others) are buried there. Haven’t been to the cemetery since I was a kid, though. Dad was Robert (Bobby) Andrews; grandpa was Albert Lee Andrews married to Ruby Boyd. I find a lot of errors on gravesite and genealogical info. Retiring this week thanks corona virus… will have time to actually start looking for stuff.

  15. The history articles are very interesting. My grandfather, Edward Lee Worrell, who died before I was born, was born in Chambers County. Family lore has it as he learned to be a pharmacist in Lafayette, but later on moved to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) and became a small town bank president. Any information on him or his family would be appreciated.

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