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Many pioneers of Lawrence County were Revolutionary War veterans

FIRST FAMILIES OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA VOLUME I is now in Ebook, paperback, and hardback — makes a great gift!

Lawrence County, Alabama was created by the act of the Territorial Legislature of February 4, 1818. Formed from territory acquired by the Cherokee and Chicasa 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.

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,JR. (1795-1827) DAVID HUBBARD (1792 -1874) THOMAS BENTON COOPWOOD (1793 -1862)

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