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PATRON – Genealogy notes on DUNAWAY FAMILY of Perry, Marengo, Dallas & Wilcox Counties

Patron member story - This article and more abstracts are available in the ebook ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES Volume II DUNAWAY FAMILY of Perry, Marengo,…

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BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Bivin Creagh, (1788- Feb. 1842)

THOMAS BIVIN CREAGH BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1788-Feb. 1842) Ireland, Virginia, Wilcox County, Alabama (Copyrighted excerpt from The Grand Masters of Free & Accepted Masons of…

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SUNDAY SOLILOQUY: Nature was the only kind of refrigeration or curing device we had – Wilcox County, Alabama

AND THEY CALLED IT INDEPENDENT PART IV By Marvin Malley Champion submitted by Jean Champion Butterworth This community had an open range. Everybody turning…

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Gee’s Bend was a part of Federal Government’s Resettlement Program in 1935 and a part of Roosevelts New Deal plan

GEE'S BEND, (BOYKIN), WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA Gee's Bend was originally named for Joseph Gee, an early large land owner from Halifax County, North Carolina…

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Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, originally part of the abandoned Pettway Plantation, was isolated in 1937

Gee's Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama was originally a Plantation.  "The plantation was started by Joseph Gee and passed to his nephews Sterling and Charles…

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Gee’s Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama at the start of the Federal Government Resettlement Program in 1939

In 1937, the United States Government Resettlement Program purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in Wilcox County, Alabama and divided the land, then…

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Photographs of Gee’s Bend – two years after the assistance of the Federal Resettlement program in 1939 – new homes

The Resettlement Administration (RA) was a New Deal U.S. federal agency that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the…

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Vintage 1939 photographs of the progress in education and schools at Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama

During 1937, the  Federal Resettlement agency (a part of Roosevelt's New Deal program) purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in the…

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These vintage photographs from 1939 show how busy the cooperative store and mill in Gee’s Bend were in 1939

The Pettway family held the land of Gee's Bend until 1895 when they sold to it Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff, an attorney from…