Alabama celebrated her 200th birthday, December 14th and 15th, 2019. Were your ancestors here on December 14, 1819, when Alabama became a state?
Some pioneers were here at the time but moved on to greener pastures in other states. Join in the celebration and honor Alabama’s pioneer ancestors at the same time.
List your Alabama pioneer family surname, and the year of their arrival before December 14, 1819, in the comments below. Native American ancestors were already here so be sure to add their names as well.
If your ancestor left Alabama at a later date, include the name of the state or states where they finally settled and anything else you want to share. It will be fun to see how far Alabama’s pioneers traveled.
Be sure to share this with friends so they can add their ancestor’s surnames.
Here are a few names to get started.
Abram Mordecai – arrived Macon Co., 1813;
James Grace & wife Mary Acker arrived 1819;
Creek Chief Big Warrior (b. ca. 1760);
Dr. Joseph Riley Smith, Sr., of Elyton, Alabama, born Feb. 6, 1818 to John Smith and Sally (Riley) Smith at his father’s homestead near the place where Bessemer now stands. In 1818, it was Blount county, Mississippi territory;
Just in time for Christmas! The second combined edition of Alabama Footprints books Volume 5 – 8 has been published.
ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS – Volume V-VIII: Four Volumes in One (Volumes 5-8) First Edition
Interesting History retold as real life. Many pioneers traveled to what would become the State of Alabama at an early day and pushed out the Native Americans who were living there. Over the years, the personal stories and events that took place during this time, have often been lost and/or forgotten. This book (four-books-in-one) reveals the circumstances, events and why and how the Native-Americans were forced to leave the “Alabama soil of their birth” forever. Treaties, legal acts, news clippings, and other documentation have been included with the stories.
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Samuel and David Mims
Here are a few names to get started.Abram Mordecai – arrived Macon Co., 1813; James Grace & wife Mary Acker arrived 1819; Creek Chief Big Warrior (b. ca. 1760); Dr. Joseph Riley Smith, Sr., of Elyton, Alabama, born Feb. 6, 1818 to John Smith and Sally (Riley) Smith at his father’s homestead near the place where Bessemer now stands. In 1818, it was Blount county, Mississippi territory – These are not my ancestors – just an example of how to post.
My ancestors didn’t come until 1850. From South Carolina through Georgia into what is now Dale and Coffee Counties.
John and Margaret Allen killed at fort mimms
Mark Butler Travis and his wife Jemima Stallworth Travis were in Conecuh County before Alabama became a state and Mark had land certificate number ONE when the land was sold.
Rev. Cornelius Thames was in Monroe County before Alabama becamse a state. Of course there was no Monroe County then, but it became Monroe.
Census says Richard Powell was born in Alabama in 1818, he was here before it became a state, He lived in Sumter And Choctaw County
Hezakiah Balch Moor, born 1790 in TN. Arrived 1814, when Andrew Jackson awarded him 2 square miles of land in what is now Jefferson County for his service in the Creek War. His farm eventually became Leeds, Alabama.
Stephen Terry, 1818 Mississippi Territory , in the area that became Lawrence County Alabama.
Littleberry Adams – Madison County, AL 1811 tax list
William Cook , Bibb county , Martin Cook , Dellie Martin Cook , All came from Newberry County South Carolina ! Late 1800 – 1900’s.
Yes, several sets of them; williams, figures, coleman and walker.
What was the williams names and location? Most of mine Williams was from Jackson county, Marshell county.
Hezekiah williams 1819 or earlier, Williamsburg, jefferson county; thomas Figures, 1819 or earlier Coffeeville, clarke county; john j coleman, madison county; his wife mary walker coleman, 1811 madison county.
Lee Compere, Montgomery
Yes, My ancestors married Hillary (Henry) Linton married Rebecca (Bekey) Jones on the 29th Nov. 1819 in Jefferson County( Blount County) Alabama
Harrison Young, Monroe County (Alabama), Mississippi Territory, 1816
Thomas A. Morris born in 1818. All the censuses show that he was born in Alabama, but I cant locate records on his parents to confirm.
My great great grandfather, Dr. John Watkins, of Burnt Corn, Alabama. He was one of the drafters and signers of the Alabama Constitution. He represented Monroe County at Alabama’s Constitutional Convention.
Elijah Pugh arrived in Clarke Co. in 1811.
Elijah Chapman arrived in Clarke Co. in 1809.
Isham and Robert Chamblee came to Alabama settling in Blount County in 1817 from Wake County, NC. Both had large families and are buried in Blount County. Isham’s original log cabin is still standing and was relocated to the Blountsville Historical Park.
Levi Robbins Lawler born in 1767, NC fought with Andrew Jackson during the Indian wars. Afterwards moved his family from Anderson Co., TN to Madison Co of the Mississippi Territory between 1814-15. He eventually settled in Talladega County. He died in 1836 and is buried in the Mardisville Cemetery just south of Talladega. He was my 4ggf.
James Temple(s) 1818 Limestone County. Moved with his wife, Nancy, and five children to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1831.
JOHN ALBRIGHT, born in Rowan, NC, in 1788, died in Talledega, AL. He brought with him his family including wife Martha, children Jackson, Sarah, Margaret, Samuel, Martha Jane, John T., Angeline, Issac Knox, and Nancy. His sons Samuel and Jackson moved on to Texas.
Washington Co., MS Territory that became Clarke County, Alabama
John Deane and family, (1801 passport issued, listed on Sept 1803 tax roll)
Morris Gwynn and family, by 1816
William R Hamilton, by 1809
William Robinson and family, by Oct 1817
You know, I guess I was busy at the time, but I never added my ancestor who was in Alabama and was on the 1816 Monroe Co. (MS Territory) Tax List. His name was Duncan Johnson(ston). He was also in Blount Co. by 1818, died in Jefferson Co. in 1823.