Tag: Madison County

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PATRON – A death, an election, and notices make news Feb. 19, 1862 in Huntsville, Alabama

(Excerpt transcribed from The Daily Huntsville Confederate, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, Feb. 19, 1862) ELECTION NOTICE There will be an election held on the…

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Anne Newport Royall – She was alone in the wilderness with her seven children when she met Andrew Jackson in 1818 – guess what happened next

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

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PATRON + This personal diary of Alabama pioneers from 1816 reveals what life was like in surveying the wilderness of Alabama for a place to settle

(Imagine what it was like traversing Alabama alone when it was a wilderness. You can hear the tension in Richard Breckenridge's words as he…

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PATRON+ Did you know that Huntsville, Alabama has the distinction of having the oldest public water system in the United States west of the Appalachians?

On February 15, 1823, Hunter Peel, a civil engineer from England, executed an agreement with the Board of Trustees to furnish water to the…

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Biography: William Boyd, Jr. born March 22, 1783 – photo of his wife Harriet Allan

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM BOYD, JR. BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY (1783-1855) Madison County, Alabama By Lavone Johnson Anglen William Boyd was a Junior he was born…

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Patron+ Simpson manuscript – March 2nd, 1819, Congress passed an act admitting Alabama Territory into the Union of States.

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This appears to have been a grand wedding on January 5, 1900 according to the news

Westmoreland – Fowlkes Wedding Writeup From the Selma Morning Times, January 5, 1900 --------------------------------------------------- Beautiful Home Wedding Westmoreland-Fowlkes “O fortune, O happy day, When…