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PATRON + In 1836, Dr. Jack Shackelford sent these two letters home to his family

Dr. Jack Shackelford Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 03, Fall Issue 1956 Part II Dr. Jack Shackelford, a pioneer of Alabama, moved…

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BIOGRAPHY: Richard Ellis was born February 14, 1781 – in 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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PATRON + Remarkable 1876 letter from Texas to Alabama mentions how former resident Walker K. Baylor died in Texas in 1845

Letter from Tyler, Texas March 2, 1876, printed in the Birmingham Iron Age March 23, 1876 -from Thomas Smith to Frank Grace. This is…

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BIOGRAPHY: Frederick Forney Foscue (September 11, 1819 – March 3, 1906)

FREDERICK FORNEY FOSCUE BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (September 11, 1819 - March 3, 1906) Virginia, Texas, and Coosa, Marengo, Monroe Counties, Alabama (Excerpt from History…

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Did you know that General Sam Houston, the first and third president of the Republic of Texas, married an Alabama native?

General Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing…