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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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The Last Panther in Alabama – or was he?

The Last Panther In Alabama (Written exactly as told) from Gibbons Family News Letter submitted by Dorothy Clark   Way back, sometime around 1902…

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Did you know that an Alabama woman once sued author Margaret Mitchell who wrote the classic novel, Gone with the Wind, for plagiarism?

Here is a newspaper account from The Tuscaloosa News, August 2, 1937 about the suit of  an Alabama woman A Suit Comes To An…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST [see films, story, pics] On the 1st day of January 1953, Hank Williams died at the young age of twenty-nine

He was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama and was regarded as one of the most significant and influential musicians of…

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Judson College in Marion, Alabama is the fifth oldest women’s college in the United States opened its doors on January 7, 1839

Judson College is the fifth oldest women's college in the United States. It was founded by members of Siloam Baptist Church in 1838 in…

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Ain’t No Spring Chickens, [story, pictures & song] are sure to bring back memories to many in Alabama

(Do you remember mail and chickens being delivered by train? This is a cute story that will bring back memories. Enjoy the song at the end.)…

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Barbour County – Creek Indian Nation occupied for many years – forced to evacuate after 1832

In the early 1830's the eyes of the country were turned upon the eastern frontier of Alabama where the long occupancy of the Creek…

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Did you know that Bear Creek in Marion County, Alabama was once called Allen’s Factory – Here is why

Before 1861, Bear Creek in Marion County, Alabama was known as Allen's Factory. It was named for the first settlers of that name who built…

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Slagheap Village – [film and pics] Here ‘s why this strange name was given to a WPA housing project in Trussville, Alabama

Known as Slagheap Village, the official name was the Cahaba Project in Trussville, Alabama. It was a WPA housing project built on "slagheap" land…