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Families were split apart when the Baptist congregations separated over missionary work

No set salary for early Baptist ministers The Baptist church at the earliest settlement of the county (Montgomery, Alabama) was the prevailing denomination. They…

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Francis Scott Key who wrote America’s national anthem was sent as a peacemaker between settlers and Indians in Alabama [photographs]

Francis Scott key arrived in Alabama in the role as peacemaker as can be seen below. (CONTINUED from Part II) (This was transcribed by…

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University of Alabama was burned a week before the end of the the War Between the States – [see story and pics]

Southern Cadets in Action (This letter has been transcribed from The Century 1890 – Volume 39 – Harvard College Magazine Monthly) In his sketch…

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Alabama immigrants from Maryland’s Eastern Shore probably fought with ancestor of President Washington

Inspired by true events, Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, and Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and…

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Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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List of all the Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama in 1921 – Lodges were started before Alabama was a state

FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF ALABAMA Transcribed from:History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 2 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen…

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There were many people against the Civil War in Alabama including these Unionists in Montgomery, Alabama in 1861 [films]

Thirty Unionists in Montgomery In the small city of Montgomery, Alabama of some ten thousand people, around 1861,  there were approximately thirty who were…

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Walker County, [historic pictures] the home of C. J. Harris, a finalist in American Idol 2014 & the Music Park

Old York USA Heritage & Music Park  C. J. Harris, one of three finalists from Alabama on American Idol, in 2014, brought considerable attention…

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Clarke County, Alabama girls were encouraged to teach school in 1880 as this interview reveals

The Armistead's John [P?] Armistead Grove Hill, Alabama Interview Life History Annie Webb Clarke County (Transcribed from Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, WPA Federal…

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FEATURED BOOK: a delightful journey back to the Alabama days of the 1940s – 60s with a person who lived them

(FEATURED BOOK is the place we share books with Alabama connections on www.alabamapioneers.com  Email AP at [email protected]  for more information on how your book can…

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An amazing story and film about the small town of Slapout the hometown of a finalist’s from 2014 American Idol, Jessica Meuse

Holtville High School, Alabama A school in the National & International spotlight (Continued below) Holtville is 27 miles northwest of Montgomery, Alabama and is…

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Fayette and Marion County bios of men before 1855 & story of a street killing by a man who escaped punishment

(This article has been exactly transcribed (with misspelled and grammar mistakes) from FIFTY-FIVE YEARS IN WEST ALABAMA that was printed in the Tuscaloosa Gazette August 12, 1886)…