Did you know that Perry County was settled before Alabama became a state and was originally a much larger county in Alabama?
Many people settled in Alabama for a time when the Mississippi Territory opened, then moved further west. Perry County was a much larger county in the early days of Alabama. Many early settlers can later be found in neighboring counties which were originally part of Perry County.
A Collection of PERRY COUNTY ALABAMA PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES & GENEALOGIES VOLUME II is a great book for genealogists researching early citizens of Perry County, Alabama. Brush Creek in Perry county, Alabama was settled before Alabama became a state. The area was designated as a Post Office and an election precinct. The settlers listed in this volume are a few of the residents who lived in Brush Creek, Alabama around 1850.
Masonic Hall, Water Avenue & North Street, Uniontown, Perry County, AL 1935 (Library of Congress)
The biographies of the head of households include: MARK SMITH; ANDREW THOMAS, JR.; ANDREW M. RUSSELL, SR.; JOHN COUNTS; MICHAEL MOWDY; JOHN FRAZIER; JOHN FREDERICK SHAFFER; GEORGE GASPER MONTS; JOHN POOL.
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The biographies reveal some of the intertwining relationships between the families. Three or four generations of descendants follow at the end of this volume with all notes, sources of information and endnotes. 309 pages
Some descendant surnames in this book include:
ADCOCK, ALLEN, ARRINGTON, ATEN, ATWELL, BAMBERG, BAILEY, BARTON, BASSINGER, BISHOP, BLACKERBY, BOGGS, BONNER, BOYD, BOYETT, BOZEMAN, BROWN, CANNON, CHRISTENBERRY, CHRISTOPHER, CONE, COOK, COOPER, CORNWELL, COUNTS, COX, CREWS, CURB, DAVIS, DOBBS, DOMINICK, DORMAN, DUKE, DUNKIN, EICHELBERGER, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, EVERETT, FERGUSON, FIFFIELD, FINDLAY, FINLEY, FISHER, FONDREN, FRANKS, GERMANY, GILBERT, GOLDEN, GRAY, GREENE, GRIFFIN, HAGIN, HALL, HAMPTON, HARPER, HARTLEY, HARTON, HAZELWOOD, HENDERSON, HENRY, HERRING, HODGES, HOLLAND, HOLLOWAY, HOLLY, HOOD, HOPKINS, HORN, HORNE, HOUSTON, HUBBARD, IRWIN, KILLOUGH, KIRKLEY, KNOWLES, KORNEGAY, JAGGARS, JAMISON, JONES, KINART, LAGRONE, LANGFORD, LANKFORD, LEGRONE, LEYGRONE, LIDDELL, LOCKE, LOWREY, MADISON, MARTIN, MASSENGALE, MASSEY, MCBRIDE, MCDANAL, MCDONALD, MCFARLAND, MEEKS, MELTON, MERIDITH, MILLER, MOORE, MORELAND, MOSS, MOWDEY, NABORS, NICHOLS, PARLER. PAYNE, PERRY, PIERCE, POOL, POOLE, PRICE, RAWLS, RAY, REDFORD, REDUS, RHODES, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, ROSELLE, ROWE, RUSSELL, SAVELL, SHAFER, SHAFFER, SHELTON, SHUMAKE, SIMS, SMITH, SPARKS, SPENCER, SQUIRES, STEPHENS, STEWART, STRATTON, STRICKLAND, SUMMERS, TEMPLE, TERRY, THAMES, THIGPEN, THOMAS, TIDMORE, TUCKER, WARD, WALTON, WASHBURN, WEAVER, WEMYSS, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WOOLLEY, WRIGHT, YEAGER
A Collection of PERRY COUNTY ALABAMA PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES & GENEALOGIES VOLUME II
I took a genealogy course and the Instruter said there were no white men living in Alabama when it was Mississippi Indian Territory because it was against the law. LOL, my ancestors proved him wrong.
I remember quite a few similar old houses in quite a few places when I was very young (and that was after the Civil War by the way).
Stuart Harris knows a little about Perry County, lots of history there.
My grandma always told me that the old cabin that is enclosed in my old farm house had a sign nailed on it by the previous owners about that time . GTT gone to texas.
Tina Marie Ingram Wakefield
I live this house.
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