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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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PATRON + An amazing letter from John Gayle, Alabama’s 7th Governor to his future wife

EXCERPT FROM JOURNAL OF MRS. GOVERNOR JOHN GAYLE 1 (Mrs. Gayle, wife of John Gayle, Alabama's seventh Governor, left a journal which her descendants…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Have you ever heard of the Freedmen’s Bureau? This is how it worked

(Note*this article, written in 1900's was transcribed verbatim in order to provide accurate information) FREEDMEN'S BUREAU IN ALABAMA The Freedmen's Bureau was a bureau in…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -A lady from Birmingham, became the First Lady of Costa Rica and is now living in Montgomery, Alabama

Not a Fairy Tale Does the title of this story sound like a fairy tale or too far-fetched to be true? It really happened…

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PATRON + Many Alabama Representatives stayed home in 1837 rather than risk voting on controversial legislation

PATRON + Many Alabama Representatives stayed home in 1837 rather than risk voting on controversial legislation. LEGISLATIVE LABORS in 1837 written by William Garrett1…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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Anne Newport Royall – reports in a letter from 1821 of snakes that fly apart and plants that close their leaves

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her…

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Simpson Manuscript – The Legislature donated the Old Capitol building to the State University in Tuscaloosa.

  Excerpt from ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, Brochure by JAMES B. SIMPSON, Late Recording Secretary to the Governor JANUARY 1898 Roemer Printing…