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BIOGRAPHY: James Collier born October 13, 1757 Revolutionary War Soldier

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! JAMES COLLIER REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER (b . Oct 13, 1757 Virginia - d. August 20, 1832 Madison Co., AL) Madison County, Alabama…

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Anne Newport Royall – Traveling to Huntsville on horseback in 1817 was not without humor as this letter reports

Anne Newport Royall - Traveling to Huntsville on horseback in 1817 was not without humor as this letter reports Anne Royall (June 11, 1769…

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Anne Newport Royall – She sat on the President’s clothes while he bathed to get him to pay attention to her.

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 – John Hunt killed hundreds of rattlesnakes each day on his property in Huntsville, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. She married Captain…

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Anne Newport Royall – Great descriptions from 1818 of some settlers of Huntsville & Madison County, Alabama

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. Anne traveled Alabama…

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Anne Newport Royall – in 1818 she was one of America’s 1st newspaperwomen & relied on Masonic connections to fund her travels

Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler and writer and was one of the first newspaperwomen. At the…

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Biography: Richard Ellis born February 14, 1781 – Madison County, Alabama

This biography is also in the book Biographies of Notable and Not-So-Notable: Alabama Pioneers (Volume 1) RICHARD ELLIS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1781- 1846) Madison…

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Anne Newport Royall – A letter written in 1817 describes the frivolity of Huntsville, Alabama & meeting with Major Rose

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) traveler and author, was one of the first newspaperwomen in America. When her husband died…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Why was there a mystery about John Hunt the sheriff, founder of Huntsville?[film & photographs]

(This is a great story about John Hunt, founder of Huntsville, Alabama. It is sad that his gravesite was ignored for many years.) The…