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Some Hinton genealogy research descendants of Malachi Hinton born 1730

Malachi Hinton was born March 5, 1730, in Chowan Co., North Carolina. He married Sarah Wimberly June 16, 1764, in Edgecombe co., North Carolina.…

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PATRON + BIOGRAPHY: Pioneer Martha Hill on July 26, 1802, in Bibb County, Alabama

This is an excerpt from the book Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME I: Biographies Genealogy Reports, Notes & Records MARTHA HILL…

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Taylorville, Alabama near Tuscaloosa was the home of an outstanding Academy before the Civil War

Scroll down to read story COLUMBIAN INSTITUTE By Levin Vinson Rosser1 of Carrollton (Transcribed article from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2,…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -BIOGRAPHY: [rare 1898 video] Dr. William Crawford Gorgas born October 3, 1854 – photograph

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1854-1920) Tuscaloosa, Alabama Note: Follow the linked articles to see all the other connections this…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Newtown, Tuscaloosa, Alabama was nearly wiped off the map by a tornado in the early history

The Beginning of Tuscaloosa (Partial transcription of a history of Tuscaloosa written by an older resident, Ben A. Green, in 1931 who was the…

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The first speech given in the South by a sitting president which called for racial equality was given in Birmingham, Alabama in 1921. [vintage photographs]

Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a model city at this time – railroads, blast furnaces and steel mills marked its landscape.  It was a…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST The Birmingham Zoo & Botanical Gardens sits on top of over 4700 graves

The land beneath homes and shopping centers in the community of Mountain Brook in Jefferson County, Alabama includes many historic sites, including a Revolutionary…

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A description of the Surrender of Creek Chief William Weatherford written in 1898

SURRENDER OF WEATHERFORD By William Gates Orr,1 of Okolona, Miss. (Transcription from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2, 1898) Okolona, Miss., Feby. 22, 1893. Mr. H. S. Halbert,…