Tag: MONTGOMERY COUNTY

News - from the past & the present

Land speculators flocked to Alabama Territory

In September of 1817, when Alabama was still a Territory, land speculators flocked to Alabama due to the assertion of the fertility of the…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Chandelier falls in Alabama Capital on its very first session – considered a bad omen of things to come

This story is excerpt from Alabama Footprints Volumes V-VIII: Four Books in One CHANDELIER FALLS IN ALABAMA CAPITAL by Hon. E. A. Powell The…

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Biography: Charles Hooks born February 20, 1768 Revolutionary War Soldier

Happy Birthday! CHARLES HOOKS REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER (1768- 1843) Montgomery County, Alabama Charles Hooks is buried in Montgomery county, about twenty miles from the…

News - from the past & the present

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

News - from the past & the present

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 in the…

Alabama Pioneers HonoredBiographiesGenealogy Information

Biography of Rev. Nathan Ashby born August 5, 1810 ex-slave

Happy Birthday!  REV. NATHAN ASHBY BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1810-1887) Monroe and Montgomery County, Alabama Ashby, Rev. Nathan, of Montgomery, was born in Fredericksburg, Va., August 5, 1810.…