Tag: 1800’s

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On February 28, 1868, the Greensboro, Alabama fire company was formed

This article and more abstracts are available in the Book ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES: Volume III- Scroll to see Table of Contents of this book…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Exact details and people involved in the arrest of Vice-President in Washington County, Alabama

 The Arrest of Vice-President Aaron Burr in Alabama (The following story has been transcribed exactly as written (including spelling errors) from Albert J.…

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PATRON + Mrs. Stuart was taken almost lifeless as well as senseless, and was a captive until the day I carried her to your camp

This was a letter written to the Editor of the Columbus (Georgia) Sun on June 16, 1858, from General, Thomas S. Woodward about the recapture…

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The Federal Road was the state of Alabama’s first interstate – Do you know where it was? [map and picture]

(Alabama was a busy place in the early 1800s and a simple horse path through the state turned into a major road for early…

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One man’s passion for a school, revealed in this personal account from 1919, changed hundred’s of lives if not thousands.

This minister's passion for a school changed many lives. The Story Of The Downing Industrial School by Reverend J.M. Shofner Brewton, Alabama 1919 While…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Aaron Burr hid in Dismals Canyon in Franklin County, Alabama after killing political rival Alexander Hamilton [pictures]

Dismals Canyon is located in the town of Phil Campbell in the northwestern part of Franklin County, Alabama. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -The oldest incorporated town in Alabama has connections to two US Presidents [old photographs & film]

Even though it encompasses only 64 acres, Mooresville can boast to being the oldest incorporated town in Alabama and has a connection with two Presidents…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Stroll through the haunted Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama and visit the the famous people buried there

[Note - The annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will take place this year October 20, 2019 from 1:30 The PODCAST was recorded at an earlier…